Welcome to GHS
The red cross of St George represents bravery and the white field, purity and truth. The scarlet aloe is a proud symbol of the Border region. The school motto; Veritas et Virtus (Truth and Courage) has inspired generations of girls since the late 19th...more »
To be a principle-centred school of excellence at which teachers, learners, employees and interested stakeholders teach, learn, work and interact together in a spirit of growth and harmony. In striving towards our vision we: Encourage all at our school to develop their unique potential...more »
The 1st and u/16 A Hockey teams participated in the Elsie Coetzer Hockey Coaching Clinic held in Bloemfontein. The following results were obtained by the 1st team : vs Kroonstad won 1 - 0, vs Volkskool drew 1 - 1 (Clarisse Hughes named 'man of the match'), vs E G Jansen drew 1 - 1...more »
Celebrating 139 years! Birthday weekend 22, 23, 24 August 2014. Old Girls from the years 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 2004 are encouraged to attend.
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Application forms for Grade 8 (2015) is available at the school office or until 31 July 2014. Email email@example.com.
Congratulations to Di Peltenberg, Hester Lemmer and Shelley Goldschmidt, staff at Queenstown Girls' High School, who completed the grueling 850km '1965 Ride' to raise funds for Queenstown schools.
ATHLETICS SA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Anita Madike (grade 11) and Sesethu Jonga (grade 9) participated in the ASA Junior Championships as part of the Border Athletics team. This event was held in Stellenbosch where Anita was ranked 3rd in the u/19 Long Jump final with a distance of 5,56m. Sesethu was ranked 13th in the u/15 Long Jump final.
Jess Beal-Preston competed for the Vikings Aquatic Club at the National Level 2 Gala in Oudtshoorn. She competed in the 16 - 18 age group this year and obtained the following results :
|Bronze Medal||3rd in 200m breast stroke final (3:08:24)|
|Bronze Medal||3rd in 100m breast stroke final (1:22:12)|
|22nd in 100m free style final (1:13:28)|
|5th 50m breast stroke final (38:14)|
2014 SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Girls' High School hosted the 67th Annual Edith Glover Shakespeare Festival. As always, productions were staged both in the St George's Hall and on the very beautiful campus where they were much enhanced by the picturesque surroundings.
Productions were :
- Grade 12 "Othello"
- Grade 11 "Twelfth Night"
- Grade 10 "Romeo and Juliet"
- Grade 9 "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Each grade was responsible for the production of its current setwork study, which is extremely helpful in bringing the plays to life for the learners. It is certainly what Shakespeare intended!
The adjudicator was Mrs Gerda Cloete. She was impressed by the girls' acting prowess, and she thoroughly enjoyed the day with us. The main awards went to :
|Best Junior Production||Grade 10 L for 'The Tragedy in the Tomb' (extract from 'Romeo and Juliet)|
|Best Senior Production||Grade 12 B for 'The Tragedy Unfolds' (extract from 'Othello')|
|Best Junior Actress||Thulisiwe Ndoda|
|Junior Runner-Up||Yanga Malotana|
|Best Senior Actress||Marteli Potgieter|
|Senior Runner-Up||Ezam Majokweni|
|Best Programme||Gabriela Martinengo in 12 M|
|Best Poster||(2-way tie) Sihle Xasa in 12 S & Jessica Edwards in 12 B|
WALK-THE-WALK on Sunday saw a host of old girls, staff and pupils from our school walking to raise funds for GHS. Thank you to them!!!
A number of Old Girls, staff, parents and friends of Girls' High are participating in the 1965BikeRide which starts on 2 April from Johannesburg and arrives in Queesntown on Thursday 10 April. The purpose of the ride is to raise funds for schools in Queenstown. We wish them every success!
Mrs Steyn, accompanied by Mrs Brown, took 20 very eager Grade 11 and 12 Science girls to the Annual Science Festival in Grahamstown. They attended the following shows :
- a Laser Show, which the girls described as AWESOME and very informative
- 'Lost in Translation' which involved doing a practical in interviewing scientists and reporting back in a language that everyone understands
- a lecture : The SKA - Africa's Journey Beyond the Stars which showed the many opportunities evolving in SA due to the new telescopes being built here
- the Big Science Show-Off (University of Australia) with lots of bangs, explosions and scary experiments
- Sunset Show which was completely unbelievable where a mathemagician showed that you can have fun with numbers, robots and telescopes
- a lecture : What's the Matter with the Universe? By Prof Eric Wilcotts from the University of Wisconsin USA where he gave a different perspective on looking at dark matter, dark energy and space as a scary place
- an exhibition : Water World - taxonomy, aquaculture, sharks, whales and dolphins which was interesting and fishy!
- workshop called Engenius about careers in engineering
- Spectroscopy in a Suitcase : where the girls enjoyed the practical side of building a spectroscope
S A Athletics Champs
Inge Coetzee, a grade 10 pupil at Queenstown Girls' High School, participated in the S A Squash Open u/16 division held during March in Johannesburg. The Top 3 players from each province are invited to participate in this prestigious event. Up against South Africa's top u/16 squash players, Inge excelled winning all her matches on day 1 and day 2. She played in the final and was narrowly defeated 1 - 3. Inge is now ranked 2nd in her age group in South Africa.
Mrs Pieterse (Girls' High School) and Mr Landman (Queen's College) organised a Career Evening in St George's Hall at Girls' High. Grade 11 and Grade 12's from Girls' High, Queen's College and Hexagon High were given the opportunity to listen to representatives from 43-Air School, Ulovane Environmental Training, East London Management Institute and International EduLink.
The Grade 9's were filled with excitement for their annual Roydon excursion. Great fun was had by all and the girls learnt that through team work you can do anything! This year the groups were rewarded with beans to determine a winning group at the end of Roydon. This resulted in some serious good behaviour from the Grade 9's with the aim to score some beans. Some of the activities included an obstacle course, war-cries and a treasure hunt. The staff who take the time to make Roydon work, can rest assured that the girls love it.
Shania Mulder and Jessica Nel represented Queenstown Girls' High School in the Equestrian Schools Core League Show held at Maudeen Stables. Shania obtained a 1st in Prix Caprilli, 1st in Dressage Junior Preliminary Test 2, 1st in Dressage Preliminary Test 3, 1st in Working Riding, 1st in In-Hand Utility and a 1st in Performance Riding. Jessica obtained a 2nd in Performance Riding, 3rd in Working Riding, 4th in Prix Caprilli and a 4th in Dressage Junior Preliminary Test 2.