Weekly Happenings

Around The School News – Monday 19 August 2019


The Debating team participated in the World Scholar’s Cup Competition recently. Special mention must be made of Emmanuela Chandia for her outstanding performance in the Scholar’s Challenge. The debating team won 4 trophies in various categories, while at the same time raking in many silver and gold medals.


Chess results were as follows :

GHS lost 1 – 3, with Afua Kodua winning her match

Debating results were as follows :

  • Motion : THW Allow Pensioners to Choose a Death Sentence Over a Life Sentence, Seniors Won
  • Motion : THBT Social Media Has a Negative Input on Human Relationships, Juniors Lost

Netball results were as follows :

u/19 A lost 14 – 30 u/19 B won 21 – 18
u/16 A drew 15 – 15 u/16 B lost 15 – 18
u/16 C /14 A lost 12 – 14

Hockey results were as follows :

1st team lost 0 – 1 u/16 A won 6 – 0
u/14 A drew 0 – 0  


The newly elected Interact Board for 2019/2020 was announced at a social gathering hosted by the current board. The new Board members are Cwenga Gosa President, Sharon Jomon Vice-President, Sisipho Ntlebi Secretary, Iviwe Balincwadi, Anita Mgaleli, Milisa Mpetsheni and Mihlali Ngxesha.


The Drama Society traveled to East London to participate in the Alexander Playhouse Competition. They performed Genesis and Catastrophe, a play by Roald Dahl, which showcased some spectacular talent in the society. The play was also performed at the Cultural Showcase as part of the 144th Birthday Celebrations.


Girls’ High School entered an Art Competition hosted by Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. They competed against 78 schools from around the country and obtained some excellent results. Congratulations to Charmaine Cotterrell, Ayesha Mall, Tamsyn Smith and Tazleigh Swartz who went through to the final round of Top 40. Wianelle Roets and Tyla-Mae Roux reached the semi-final round and Phumelela Mayekiso received a highly recommended.


The Provincial Debates, hosted by Kingswood College, was an intense weekend of debating. The Girls’ High School team of Anita Mgaleli, Cwenga Gosa, Aiswarya Mathe, Limnandi Penxa and Siyasamkela Jada ranked 11th, winning 3 out of their 5 debates. Aiswarya and Cwenga made us proud when they were selected for the Eastern Cape Provincial Debating trial squad.


A number of brave participants gathered at the Girls’ High School Swimming Pool to plunge into the icy, winter water during the annual Polar Freeze.