GHS girls scoop awards for 2015
THE Girls’ High School prize giving was, as usual, the highlight of the year with Richard Edkins as guest speaker. The major prize winners were: The Non-Nobis Award and the Queenswood trophy: Jessica Beal-Preston; The Cockin Cup for the Dux Scholar, the Leslie Trophy and the Star in the East Lodge prize for academic achievement and the Freda Spence award: Elihle Mngqibisa; the DA Fonesca trophy for outstanding commitment and contribution to sport: Tegan Barraud and Sarah Stone; the Opperman trophy for excellence in her chosen sport: Anita Madike; the R Hayes awards for keeping the spirit of sportsmanship: Tegan Gibbens and Jojisam Luzipo-Adu; the Pope Cup and the Queenstown Harriers award for best all-rounder at sport: Jessica Beal-Preston; the Shirley Cotterrell trophy for integrity and true concern for others: Dumisa Qononda; the Joan Dent memorial trophy for making a success of her school career: Fireweine Behre; the Les Terwin memorial trophy for the non-school prefect who did the most for the school: Lithakazi Thobeka and the House Shield to the house which gained the most house marks during the year: Groom. Cancer awareness: During October GHS supported cancer awareness by encour- aging and allowing the girls and staff to wear pink or black ‘Awareness’ bands. They also had a civvies day, wearing pink and black. GHS competed in chess against Dordrecht High School and won the fixture 8-6. Congratulations to Mbasa Gosa, Sinazo Jokweni, Lethabo Seoka, Dhrishya Thomas and Sihle Xoseni who received participation certificates after entering the NMMU Accounting Olympiad. Dhrishya Thomas was placed second in Group A and won a Galaxy Tab 4. The Grade 12s of 2015 ended their time at the school with head girl Jessica Beal-Preston giving a moving message over the intercom and playing out with one of their favourite songs. At the Valedictory Service the matrics bade a final farewell to the school. Thereafter it was shirt signing and tea in the Erica Danckwerts Hall. The brand new members of the Old Queenstonia Association enjoyed lunch together for the last time before their final exams. The newly elected Interact board was an- nounced at a dinner hosted by the current board. Congratulations to Mbasa Gosa who was elected as president and Ashleigh van Oosten elected as vice-president. The board consists of Thina Makasi, Nwabisa Malghas, Sinazo Jokweni, Thina Ntsaluba, Sinawo Salman, Saskia Neethling, Sambesiwe Ndubela and Asemahle Pupuma. The Xhosa Society drama group and art group participated in the disaster awareness campaign, organised by the Chris Hani District Municipality disaster man- agement team. The drama group achieved second place and the art entry by Liyema Vali first place. Liyema’s artwork then proceeded to the Chris Hani district level where she came second. Congratulations to Uviwe Mbombela who was first female winner at the national SAIPA Accounting Olympiad with 100%. At a gala event in Johannesburg she enjoyed an evening of great food, music and company. “What inspires me the most is what one can achieve through hard and dedication,” she said. She was awarded a trophy and certificate for her achievement and her prizes included Logitech headphones, wireless mouse, bluetooth speaker and portable charger, a backpack with stationery, a 16TB hard drive, a mobile Wi-Fi router, an iPad Mini, an HP laptop and R10 000 toward university registration. Congratulations to the Blood Bank peer promoters, Asemahle Pupuma, Mila Miza, Sinazo Jokweni and Bongiwe Zenani for excelling at their task this year. The girls came first in the district by reaching their target donors for next year and received certificates of merit as well as the floating trophy from the South African National Blood Services.
YOUNG LEADERS: The Queen’s College prefects for 2015 are, standing from left, Justin Kuyler, Luyolo Mfithi, Siyanda Baduza, Luyolo Dapula, Tristan Waller, Jared Arries, Andrew Li, Bulela Sotyelelwa and seated from left, Shaun Mattam, Mvuyisi Kene, head boy Mihlali Peter, headmaster Brendan Grant, deputy headboy Nathan Roux, Wiehan Pelser, Akholiwe Fetsha
JUMP FOR JOY: The Hangklip Environment Club recently enjoyed an outing to Cefane
GREAT PERFORMANCE: Carli Breed was one of Hoërskool Hangklip’s top performers during the recent prizegiving. Read more on page 12
WOW! Uviwe Mbombela of GHS was placed first female winner at the national SAIPA Accounting Olympiad with 100%
HONOURS: Top prize winners at GHS were, from left, Lithakazi Thobeka, Jessica Beal-Preston, Elihle Mngqibisa, Dumisa Qononda and Fireweine Behre