Weekly Happenings

Around The School News – Monday 11 February 2019


The GHS staff worked tirelessly to run yet another successful Golf Day. In the 9-hole competition Meagan Newman (GHS) came 1st, Hannah de Jongh (GHS) 2nd and Joylyn Maytham (Balmoral) 3rd. The 18-hole competition attracted a full field and 5 Girls’ High golfers competed in various Betterball Stableford pairings. Rain stopped play mid-afternoon but the 125 golfers who entered the competition attended a ‘lucky-draw’ style prize giving.


The following GHS learners participated in the Queenstown District Athletics Meeting and achieved top three placings in their respective events :

U/19 Lindi-Lois de Wet Discus (16,49m)
  Carin Goodman Long Jump (4,4m), High Jump (1,25m)
  Gugu Maqina Shotput (8,43m)
  Tazleigh Swartz 100m (14.19s)
  Khululiwe Vilakazi 200m (30.22s)
  Taygin Vorster Javelin (25,32m)
U/17 Kirsten Lyons Shot Put (10,11m)
  Sibulele Ngculu 400m (1:09.66s), High Jump (1,25m)
  Thandile Siyeka 200m (26.69s)
U/15 Amy Styles 100m (14.06s), 200m (28.63s), 400m (1:07.50s)
U/14 Yanela Jaggers High Jump (1,2m)
  Awonke Jonga Shotput (7,5m)
U/19 Lindi-Lois de Wet 100m (14.35s), 200m (30.75s)
  Gugu Maqina Discus (15,04m)
  KhululiWE Vilakazi 400m (1:10.22s)
  Taygin Vorster Shotput (7,66m)
U/17 Gwibakazi Booi High Jump (1,2m)
  Sibulele Ngculu 100m (13.90s), 200m (29.60s)
  Kristin Shuman Javelin (20,25m)
  Anje Strydom Shot Put (9,15m), Discus (21,62m)
U/14 Yonwaba Magam Shotput (7,15m)
  Hayley van Schoor High Jump (1,2m), Long Jump (4,00m)


GHS Top 12 vs Union High : lost singles 5 – 7, lost doubles 2 – 4


The Grade 12’s were fortunate to have Ms Xatyiswa Mashaqalala, an international motivational speaker, life coach and peer counsellor address them recently. She told the girls that although she has a severe physical disability and she had to face rejection and ridicule throughout her life, she managed to rise above that and make a success of her life. She managed to do that by focusing on her strengths instead of her disability. Xatyiswa advised the girls to identify a role model with the same interests and strengths as they do and to learn from these people. She emphasized that sulking and feeling sorry for yourself has never helped any person achieve anything in life. Therefore you need to know yourself, know your strengths and work hard. We would like to extend our gratitude to Ms Zanda Twalo, PR Manager at Nonesi Mall, and the Nonesi Mall Management for sponsoring this talk.

Ms Xatyiswa Mashaqalala, Simnikiwe Mabeka, Zanda Twalo