Message from the office
We have come to the end of a very busy first term. Life seems to be slowly getting back to how it was ‘pre-COVID’ and that much busier. We’ve had a full extramural programme with interschool tennis matches, galas, netball matches and athletics and cross-country events. Our girls have been active and it is so good to see them cheer each other on and get excited about their own sporting accomplishments. It adds a whole new dimension to our girls’ school experience and the ‘vibe’ that we feel at school.
Next term we have a full term calendar which includes weekend matches and some travelling. These are things that memories are made of but I do know that it will take some getting used to, for both our girls and their moms and dads. I plead with you to be patient with each other as you get used to getting up early for Saturday matches and when your daughter grows a bit weary. Remember such busyness was the norm once and it will take some time before we will do it in our stride again. (This certainly goes for our teachers too).
My children are both out of school now and more than anything I miss the Saturdays where I could cheer them on, on the side of the sports field or swimming pool. You’ll get to know their coaches and their teammates and their teammates’ parents and a camaraderie will be built like no other.
Please also always bear in mind that our girls have not had matches for two years and may not necessarily be the well-honed sports stars you may have imagined. Focus on the fun and the effort and I have no doubt they will slowly get there as the season progresses.
You will also note that this is an exam term and our girls in Grade 4-7 will be writing exams from the 23rd May -31 June and they will be expected to play matches in between. Preparing well in advance will help limit any panic this may cause.
Have a good restful holiday and also find the time to get organised and prepared for the term ahead. It will be busy but it will also be fun!! Please travel safely wherever you may go.
END OF TERM NOTICES: Please note that your daughter will receive hard copies of the following today: End of term newsletter, Term 2 Extramural Programme, Term 2 Term Calendar and her Easter Egg Raffle form. Please note that the end of term dates on the term calendar are subject to adjustment as we are still waiting for confirmation from the Department.
Please use the holidays to sell the tickets for the Easter Egg Raffle which is a PTA fundraiser for our school. Tickets are R5 each. Please note that if girls lose their raffle list they will have to pay R50 towards it. Thank you for our many donations of Easter eggs. Hampers of chocolate that will last till next Easter, are up for grabs!!
A reminder that the Term 1 reports for Grade 1-7 will be handed out to the girls on Friday, 8 April. We have also scheduled report discussions for the IP for 11 and 12 April. Your daughter’s class teacher will make an appointment to meet with you if she/he feels this is necessary.
We would like to encourage more moms and dads who would like to join our fun group of eager parents who fundraise for our school, to please sign up. Simply send an email to email@example.com with your cell phone number and we will add you to our WhatsApp group. Our next PTA meeting will happen in the first week next term on the 7th April at 17h15.
The Bathurst Show 2022 will take place on the 1-3 April. The following girls’ artworks will be exhibited:
GRADE 5: Cherise Mardon; Manahil Rizvi; Abigail Green; Maya Christian (x2 artworks); Cassandra Radovic; Emily Steele; Elam Ntlokwana; Daniella McLean; Linathi Zikishe; Maria Correa; Stella Mullin; Khanya Kepe; Azile Hambaze and Hlalumi Balfour.
GRADE 6: Lethabo Maneli; Kylie Daniels; Sally Kadye; Thobile Willy; Mbalente Jadi; Lithalethu Santi; Iminathi Nkatsha; Shaziah Loutz; Rachel de la Mare; Cazlin Du Plessis and Ariba Nawaz.
GRADE 7: Owethu Mini; Sinalo Gumenge; Taylor Arries; Faye Jordaan; Joylyn Chikiwa; Litha Tabensky; Onothando Mavumengwana; Sophie Büttner; Hluma Mbiko and Liyabona Mbutye.
Well done, girls!
Merits – Sanda Stofile and Sally Kadye have received over 250 merits this year. Well done, girls!
Tenielle Morrison was presented with the Sportsmanship Trophy for her sportsmanship shown at the Frans Erasmus Netball Tournament. Thank you, Tenielle!
Results of the Interhouse Cross Country
First: ALOE 185 points
Second: DISA 145 points
Third: ARUM 137 points
Fourth: FERN 133 points
The TOP TEN in each age group
- Lude Hashe
- Aliyah Swartz
- Ruve White
- Mivuyo Santi
- Libhongo Mase
- Hlalumi Mali
- Mandi De Koker
- Anna Malamis
- Taylynne Thomas
- Mbalentle Niwa
- Siarra Appolis
- Bubele Mvula
- Esona Makabe
- Lunje Manzana
- Isla Orsmond
- Emma Beckmann
- Sinesipho Mafani
- Tessanne Arries
- Bridget Akpeng
- Ciana Moodie
- Daniella McLean
- Stella Mullin
- Aleesia Jonker
- Anita Nkanyana
- Anathi Mbondlakazi
- Lulo Adam
- Abigail Green
- Maria Correa
- Micarlin Daniels
- Liyabona Benyane
- Joylyn Chikiwa
- Nqobile Gxashe
- Chelsey Koesnel
- Sally Kadye
- Mbali Maxhaulana
- Gracie Chitsike
- Faye Jordaan
- Ahluma Zwana
- Ashante Sinyanya
- Yayama Kom
Well done to all the girls who competed in the Splash and Interhouse Galas on Wednesday. Thank you to all the staff and parents for their help and support. It was a lovely day and lots of fun was had.
Interhouse Gala Results 2022
Open Individual Medley 4x50m – Chelsy van der Merwe
Open Freestyle 2x25m- Chelsy van der Merwe
Open Breaststroke 2x25m- Sophie Büttner
Open Backstroke 2x25m- Chelsy van der Merwe
Open Butterfly 2x25m- Joylyn Chikiwa
Open Victrix Ludorum – Chelsy van der Merwe
U12 Individual Medley 4x50m – Kylie Daniels
U12 Freestyle 2x25m- Kylie Daniels
U12 Breaststroke 2x25m- Kylie Daniels
U12 Backstroke 2x25m- Kylie Daniels
U12 Butterfly 2x25m- Kylie Daniels
U12 Victrix Ludorum – Kylie Daniels
U11 Individual Medley 4x25m – Daniella McLean
U11 Freestyle 2x25m- Daniella McLean
U11 Breaststroke 2x25m – Daniella McLean
U11 Backstroke 2x25m- Daniella McLean
U11 Butterfly 2x25m- Daniella McLean
U11 Victrix Ludorum – Daniella McLean
U10 Individual Medley 4x50m – Madison Edwards
U10 Freestyle 1x25m- Madison Edwards
U10 Breaststroke 2x25m- Leah du Plessis
U10 Backstroke 2x25m- Leah du Plessis
U10 Butterfly 2x25m- Leah du Plessis
U10 Victrix Ludorum – Leah du Plessis
Open/U12 Freestyle 1x25m- Megan Peinke
Open/U12 Breaststroke 1x25m- Megan Peinke
Open/U12 Backstroke 1x25m- Lelona Kuselo
U10/U11 Freestyle 1x25m- Aleesia Jonker
U10/U11 Breaststroke 1x25m- Aleesia Jonker
U10/U11 Backstroke 1x25m- Aleesia Jonker
Final results (including points from the splash gala)
1st Place: Aloe with 259 points
2nd Place: Fern with 215 pints
3rd Place: Disa with 194 points
4th Place: Arum with 184 points.
Madison Edwards and Marizaan Boucher had an impressive day of tennis on the 21st of March. They played six matches each; won five and lost one. GAP Tennis took the lead and won the tournament.
Well done, girls!
Sixteen players represented their respective houses on the 16,17 & 22 March. The girls played the best of five games each. A total of 180 games were played. Well done to Fern for winning the interhouse singles section and Aloe for winning the interhouse doubles section. The overall scores are as follows:
Disa: 51 games, Fern: 51 games, Arum: 46 games and Aloe: 32 games. Congratulations to Disa and Fern as the overall winners.
On Friday, VP U7, U8 and U9 netball girls participated in a netball festival at St Andrew’s Prep. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and played their hearts out and learnt a lot. Thank you to the coaches for accompanying the girls and thank you to the parents for the support.
On Wednesday, 6 April selected U12,U13 and U14 netball girls will participate in the Makana Netball trials at VP. Play well, girls!
International Maths Day
On Wednesday, 23 March VP celebrated International Mathematics Day. The Gr 4-7s had an Interhouse Mathematics Challenge. The girls were allowed to work in their house groups in their grade and had lots of fun. The final results were as follows:
1st Aloe; 2nd Disa; 3rd Arum & 4th Fern. Well done, girls!
The Foundation Phase completed a scavenger hunt around the school where they had to use a map to complete different maths activities at different stations. The girls had lots of fun learning more about Maths!
Reminder that the Kind Club is putting dignity packs together to distribute at local soup kitchens for people in desperate need of toiletries. We appeal to the VP family to donate the following items towards this project: face cloths, roll-on deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary pads, body lotion, Vaseline. Thank you to those who have already donated.
VP is supporting the Reach for a Dream Slipper Day again this year. Girls can purchase a sticker for R20 and will then be allowed to wear slippers at school on the 6th of May! Please buy these in advance from Mrs Mgogo (between 07:40-08:00). If you would like to bring slippers to school to wear for the day without buying a sticker you may do so for a R10 donation. All the proceeds will go to Reach for a Dream an organization that strives to fulfill the dreams of children who are suffering from life threatening illnesses. Looking forward to seeing you in your slippers, proving that NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES!
Donation for art class
We are collecting polystyrene containers for the Grade 7 printmaking project next term. If you have any please send to the office.
Notice from VGHS
Dear Grade 7 Parent/Guardian
Your daughter/ward has received an Application Book for Victoria Girls’ High School. The closing date for applications is 14:00 on the 1st of August at the offices of Victoria Girls’ High. All relevant information about the process and what documents are required appear in the book received. Please note that entry into the school is not automatic and that the Admissions’ Criteria is applied, but that applications from VP are given first consideration.
Please encourage your daughter to look through the lost property bin next term as we have a lot of items without names! We will also make the lost property accessible to parents for the first week of next term if you wish to check for items your daughter has mislaid. If these items are still not claimed we will either donate the non-school uniform items or wash and include the clothes in our clothing exchange stock. Please ensure that you mark all your daughter’s uniform items clearly so that they can be returned when lost.
Happy birthday to everyone who had their special day this week! In the next two weeks the following girls will celebrate: Siyasisanda Nene, Kaylee Vos, Linamandla Landzela, Anovuyo Nkohla, Laraa Andriantiana, Zamankwali Dingela, Kenzeigh Scear, Azile Hambaze, Kayleah Evans, Mbali Maxhaulana, Lude Hashe, Hluma Mbiko, Carla Frazer, Phumelela Macetyana, Lisakhe Mcilongo, Alexis Killian, Thobile Willy and Sivuze Xamleko. We hope you have a wonderful day!