Highlights of October Week Four

November 02, 2016 | Girls’ College

Senior One Act Play Festival

The 2016 Senior One Act Play Festival took place on Friday 28th October. Every one of the Grade 11 Drama students was involved, as well as a large number of boys and girls from other grades. The GLT was fit to burst as there was huge support for the five productions that were being staged: four published works and one original piece penned by Laura van Rooyen.  

Scene from Corner Calamity

This festival provides students with an opportunity to work on material of their own choosing. Often the topics they want to tackle are controversial, dealing with “real world” issues and problems that they want to explore in a safe space. The students are encouraged to take full responsibility for the play-making process, taking their productions from the page to the stage.

This year, there were many obstacles that arose but our Drama students were totally committed and determined to perform to the very best of their ability on the night. I commend the cast and crew for being resilient during this remarkable, memorable journey. You are all stars!

First Prize at the Apple Excellence in Education Awards

Gary McIver and Laura van Rooyen

Congratulations to Laura van Rooyen who won 1st Prize at the Apple Excellence in Education Awards in the "Expression Through the Arts - Artistic Excellence" category.
Laura's exceptional video piece featuring her series of over 100 drawings was shown at the Awards ceremony last night and Laura walked off with the top award. Well done Laura! Follow this link to experience Laura's entry:Laura's Video

Music Mania

GC Choir

Music Mania 2016 was a spectacular event hosted by Girls’ College at the Rosebank Union Church. The large audience was enthusiastic in their applause and gave the highest praise for the ensembles’ of the various schools. Our Girls' college choir delivered a spellbinding opening item of ‘Adiemus’ along with Girls’ Prep choir and the College Orchestra. Congratulations to our Girls' College choir, Marimba band, Orchestra, Djembes, Saxes of Note and Amazwi choir for your exquisite performances that delighted our audience. Thank you to the PR committee for your help with the ticket sales, programme and stage management. It was certainly a night of colourful music not to be forgotten. 

Round Square

Round Square Vertical Committee Girls

The Round Square Vertical Committee ended their time this year celebrating each other and preparing for next year’s Open Day by making welcome bracelets for our new Saints sisters.

Tennis Results

Well done to the Junior Interhigh Team on placing 6th out of 27 teams.

  • Caitlin Willis
  • Julia Letcher
  • Gina Breetzke
  • Gina Altshuler 

GC 1st Team Tennis

Well done to the 1st Team on a very successful Eunice Festival in Bloemfontein this past weekend and thank you to Ms Dups for accompanying them. They ended 2nd overall.

Squash Article in Sandton Chronicle

If you missed that wonderful article in the Sandton Chronicle recently - please click this link.  It contains a lovely article about Gaby Beauchamp.

Sandton Chronicle Squash Article

Jeppe Rowing Regatta

Girls Octaple- (from left) Cox Vuyo Mashinini, Marianna Katsoulis, Moshoe Khwinana, Mia Rogers, Jessica Endenburg, Dominique Dos Reis, Caitlin Macfarlane, Kiera Gouws and Khanyi Ntozini

The U15A oct won silver

  • Marianna Katsoulis
  • Mosh Khwinana
  • Mia Rogers
  • Jessica Rogers
  • Jessica Endenburg
  • Dominique Dos Reis
  • Caitlin MacFarlane
  • Kiera Gouws
  • Khanyi Notozini
  • Vuyo Mashinini

Jordan Korevaar won bronze in the U16A single 

Girls 1st quad and coach with medals. (From left) Jennavieve Williams, Nicole Masson, James Buchanan, Katie Tyndale Biscoe, Kate Pringle, Madison Crews.

Sydney Davison and Jordan Korevaar won Silver in the U16A doubles and Sydney, Jordan, Megan Cronje, Heather Tanner and Caitlin MacFarlane won bronze in the U16A quad.
Nicole Masson and Madison Crews won silver in the 1st doubles; Katie Tyndale-Biscoe and Amanda Aitken won gold in the 2nd doubles and Nicole, Madison, Kate Pringle, Jennavieve Williams and Katie won gold in the 1st quad.

Water Polo Winners

Well done to Mr Le Roux and the 1st Team waterpolo girls for winning the Saints Invitational Tournament over half term. They won all their matches over the 4 days, beating St Mary’s 7-1 in the semi-finals and beating Pearson 6-1 in the final.

Girls' College Water Polo 1st Team

Bianca Prinsloo was named Attacker of the tournament, Leila Fernandes was named Defender of the tournament and Zánne Smit, Amy Joubert and Kate Hinrichs were all selected for the “All Stars’ Team.

U14 team

Well done to the U14s for an excellent performance in the Roedean Tournament (also played over half term). They ended 8th out of 24 teams.

Well done to the following Water Polo players on their selection for the Gauteng Water Polo Teams to play in the IPC in Cape Town in December:

  • U19: Sam Green, Amy Joubert, Bianca Prinsloo, Bella Forbes
  • U16: Una-Kelly Donnelly, Leila Fernandes, Cassidy Hanna, Kate Hinrichs, Lexi Galatis
  • U16 Reserve: Jess Groves
  • U15: Jennifer Everett, Zoe Mottram, Montana Nolan, Zánne Smit, Alexa Shahim
  • U14: Nicolle Cronje, Abi Sooku, Natasja Troskie, Jordan Wedderburn, Claudia Dobson, Tamsin Hirst, Olivia Sim, Emma van Dongen
  • U14 Reserves: Kathryn du Plessis, Dayna Hunt

Congratulations

Emma Wallis

Well done to Emma Wallis on her performance at the Sun City Open Water Swim over half term. She came 3rd in the 1500m and in the 3000m swims.

Emily Fields

Congratualtions to Emily on being appointed as a Deputy Head of Movie Makers 2017.  We are very proud of her commitment to this club.

Natasha Finger and Taryn Lahoud

Congratulations to Taryn Lahoud who won the Andiccio24 Voucher on Friday.  A reminder Leave Your Legacy Forms can be found at our GC reception.