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Edition 5: 29 August 2014

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GH 4 GH
Last week we focussed on Gods Heart for Girls High. A meaningfull
spiritual growth week where every girl could decide if she wanted to
attend. The response was extemely positive most appropiate.
Derby Day & Parents Day
We thoroughly enjoyed your company at Derby Day and hope that
during Parents Day you found it insightful speaking to your daughters
teachers. Thank you to all the parents who attended these two days. We
hope you experienced both days as worthwhile and as constructive as
we did. Your feedback on both days will also be appreciated.
Drummies
The following girls are members of the National Majorette Team
presently touring Europe: Hlalefo Moletsane, Lesedi Mamatela and
Lesego Pitso. They will be participating at the World Majorette Sport
Federations International Competition being held in Pore, Croatia.
Well done girls!
The drummies participated in the competition at Bergsig Akademie in
Rustenburg and achieved the following results:
Flag Group was placed 1
st,
Pom; Non-prop group placed 1; Small Drill
Leader 2
nd
, Sub-leaders 1
st
, Squad 1
st
, Display 1
st.
Overall they were
placed 1
st
. Well done girls! The drummies will participate in the
competition at La Hoff in Klerksdorp on the 6
th
Sept competition
starts at 09h00. Drummie parents are welcome to support their
daughters.
Cross country
Three girls have been included in the North West Cross Country team
for 2014. They will attend the SA Camp on Saturday 13 September in
George Storm Barkas and Lerato Ndaba in the U/17 A team and
Charn Berning U/15 B team. Congratulations!
Tennis
Girls High participated in the 2014 Potchefstroom League and came
3
rd
in the Third and Fourth League.
VolleyBall
Sanchia Niehaus participated in Volleyball South Africa (VSA). She
managed 13
th
place in the first event of the series, and was the youngest
participant by three years.
ATKV Spelathon
The following girls participated in the ATKV Spelathon on 7 August.
They had to study the spelling of 1000 Afrikaans words.
Setheal de Jong won the competition and also received a Kindle-digital
reader as 1
st
prize plus a gold medal and certificate. Firdous Hoosen
also did very well and received a gold medal and certificate.
ATKV Alicia Bruwer is the Olympiade for Senior Afrikaans First
Additional Language.
Senior Afrikaans Olympiad
A group of 3533 learners in the country were entered for the First
Additional Afrikaans Olympiad Thirty eight (38) girls from GHS
participated. The following girls were placed in the Top 20 in North
West Province.
Jean-Marie Lebrun (2
nd
), Jennifer Coelho (3
rd
), Michelle Lategan (6
th
),
Mahlatse Malesa (7
th
), Alexia Hattingh (8
th
), Banabohle Mahlatse
(11
th
), Catherine Denyssen (16
th
), Kensani Langa (17
th
), Monique
Norman (18
th
), Kamohelo Pelesane (19
th
).
English Olympiad 2015
A reminder to the girls who will be in Grades 11 and 12 next year, and
who would like to write the English Olympiad, to pay their R110 entry
fee by Friday 5 September. After that date, entries will be closed.
Science Expo
Girls High attended the Regional ESKOM Young Scientists Expo on
Saturday. Thirty girls from GHS participated 20 girls received
Bronze and 7 girls received Silver and 1 girl received a Gold medal.
Potch Girls High was awarded the Trophy for the Top Secondary
School. Well done girls!
National School Quiz Championships
GHS has made it through to the National Tournament Championship.
The tournament runs over 3 days and will take place the first week of
December at Carnival City. The entrants are: Jeanne-Marie Lebrun,
Tshegofatso Sepotokele and Milena Weldemichael.
MINQUIZ
This is South Africas Premier National Science Competition. The
following girls participated in the 2014 Provincial MINQUIZ
Competition Mathibe Marumo, Sara Crator, Joy Kim.
Music
Michelle Lategan received a trophy for Music from The Associated
Board of the Royal Schools of Music Grade 4 Descant Recorder.
Applous Choir
GHS entered the advanced category for Nie-Afrikaans-
moederstaalsprekende High school. Only two choirs went through to
the finals. GHS came 2
nd
and ended with only 1% behind the best choir
of the evening. Our choir was focused and gave an energetic
performance. Their behaviour was excellent and they were commended
on that by the ATKV.
EXTRA MURAL PROGRAMME
Drummies
Fri 5 Sept: 14:30-17:00: Extra Practice
Sat 6 Sept: Drummie Competition Laerskool La Hoff Klerksdorp
Chess
Sat 6 Sept: Chess NW Trials: Laerskool Driefonteine
PRODUCTION
The girls have worked hard this term practicing a musical & dance
production. Below are the dates and times for the final performances.
Booking has opened and you need to buy your tickets to confirm your
seat. Seats are limited. The production promises to be a performance
not to be missed.
Production Performances

Mon 29 Sept: 15:00: Production Dress Rehearsals Primary Schools
& Old Age Homes
Tues 30 Sept: 18:30 Production Junior Evening -Grade 8 and 9
Wed 1 Oct: 18:30 Production Senior Evening- Grade 10,11,12
Thurs 2 Oct: 18:30 Production Gala Performance for Parents and
family & friends
The cost of the tickets : Adults R30 Children R15
Bookings are essential and can be made at the finance office.

A special concession, ONLY for parents that attend on the Thursday
evening: Parents that attend can take their daughters home after the
Production. This is NOT applicable for the performances on the other
evenings nor for girls planning to travel home with other parents. On
the Tuesday & Wednesday, learners may attend and bring a partner
cost as above.
FINANCE
The Grade 8 11 learners received their finance statements. Please ask
your daughter for the statement.
2015 BUDGET APPROVAL MEETING
Date: Sunday 12 October Time: 16h00 Venue: Pavilion.
The proposed school and hostel budgets for 2015 will be presented to
parents by the SGB Finance Committee on the day on which boarders
return for the fourth term.
NEW STAFF
Mrs Gerber has retired and Mrs A Coetzee is now teaching English.
Mrs Jacobsz has returned to Ireland and Mrs N Visser will start in her
place on 1 September. We welcome both new teachers to GHS.

Girls High Greetings!
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BOOKING FORM FOR PRODUCTION
Learners Name: _______________________________________Grade:______________________
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Amount of tickets required for:
GALA EVENING Adults R30 per adult R
Children R15 per child R
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TUESDAY EVENING Children R15 per child R
Total R

WEDNESDAY EVENING Children R15 per child R
Total R

Please note bookings can only be made with the Finance Office.