Around The School News – Monday 25 October 2021

BACON BAY ‘WIMBLEDON’ TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Rebecca Aylesbury, Hannah de Jongh, Tyla-Mae Roux and Kristin Shuman played in the Beacon Bay ‘Wimbledon’ Tennis Tournament in East London. This grass tournament was held at the Cambridge Bowls Club, on the bowling greens. Rebecca and Hannah ended 1st in their section and were undefeated in the tournament. Kristin and Tyla-Mae ended 4th in their section.

 

NEDBANK JP BOTHA JF ATHLETICS MEETING

Ten of our GHS athletes participated in the Nedbank JP Botha JF Athletics Meeting held in Bloemfontein :

The following learners qualified for colours in athletics : u/17 Awonke Jonga (10th, Shot Put) ; u/15 Stella Emmanuel (9th, Shot Put)

The following learners qualified for half-colours in athletics : u/19 Amy Styles (3rd, 100m & 2nd, 200m)

The following learners qualified for first team in athletics : u/17 Hayley van Schoor (7th, 400m); Marquerite van Eeden (6th, 400m) ; u/16 Carol Adekponya (5th, 100m & 7th, 200m) ; u/15 Stella Emmanuel (8th, 100m)

Well done to the mentioned athletes including u/19 Meah Durandt, u/17 Kimberley Sephton, u/16 Allesandra Wijtenburg and Usisipho Matoti who also competed at this meeting.

 

‘The Golden Hour’ – A Fitting Farewell to our 2021 Matric Class

We were so pleased to be able to celebrate the GHS matric class of 2021 on Monday 18 October at the ‘Golden Hour’. The OQA was transformed to fit the theme and the girls too fit the theme in their gorgeous outfits. Despite this being a very difficult year this lovely event allowed a wonderful time to be had by all.

 

LONG SERVICE AWARDS

The Principal, Mr Theo Anaxagoras, congratulated Mr Bandile Ndizana on his 15-Year Service Award; 15 years of excellent and dedicated service to the school. He also congratulated Ms Lindi Siswana who received her 10-Year Service Award; who dedicated her caring and excellent service to the school hostels.

 

2022 PREFECT CAMP

The 2022 Prefects attended a Leadership Course to prepare for the year ahead. They participated in team-building activities such as tug-of-war, games in the pool and abseiling down the Bonkolo Dam wall. These activities were coordinated by Mr Michael Watson and focused on improving communicatory strength and confidence within the group of girls. The prefects enjoyed the course and look forward to putting these valuable skills into practice.