Cultural Induction 2014

Junior School art and projects

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senior Prizegiving

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Please click here for the list of winners.

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Go Green

Reduce, reuse, recycle AND KEEP OUR SCHOOL CLEAN

Anti-litter

Netball day 

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Mother daughter lunch

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SCA Plenary Weekend

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Spring adventure

Spring-adventure

Senior School Artists

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Prizewinners

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Phly Thread

Zero Tolerance to Bullies, Hero Tolerance for Others

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Valedictory

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Beginner Swimming

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We are so proud of our Woolworths Sing, Dance and Celebrate performers who featured on Top Billing last night with Johnny Clegg.

To mark the first anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela, Johnny Clegg’s 1987 struggle song, "Asimbonanga", takes on a new meaning. The Zulu word "Asimbonanga" means "We have not seen him", and the song was written to reflect on the fact that Madiba was not visible to South Africans due to the prohibition of the publication of images or depictions of him during his imprisonment.
Today, the phrase implies that the great work he started in binding together a new nation has not yet been completed. It is a call to the new
South African generation to find inspiration in his life and work to continue his legacy.

Here, Johnny Clegg teaches the song to the future generation and to call upon them to make Madiba's dream for a thriving, united and democratic South Africa visible.
This video features the winners of the 2014 MySchool Choir competition from Riebeek College Girls' High in Uitenhage, South Africa.
Directed by Adrian Steirn. 

Lelethu Ntshangase, a Grade 11 member of the group, said:  “I feel like we are part of something bigger than just winning a competition and winning a prize, although that itself was amazing, but we are also part of a social revolution in bringing awareness to South Africans of our responsibility to live Madiba’s legacy.   I am so proud of my school and my country and I want everyone to feel as good as we felt on the Grand Parade in Cape Town shooting a wonderful tribute to Madiba and just bursting with excitement of what each young person can achieve.  I never thought I would make it onto Top Billing.  I never thought I would meet Johnny Clegg.  But, our group worked hard and we reaped rewards.  So, dreams can come true and, wow, I am so glad this awesome experience happened for me.  Our families are so proud and excited and treating us like royalty.  In my matric year, I want to live the Madiba legacy in terms of him believing that education is the most powerful weapon to change the world.  And I want to help others around me to have dreams come true for them and to realise that they too can have the awesome experiences we had.  Mama Woods, our principal, thank you for taking us to Cape Town and encouraging us to take part and also Blue Sky Productions ”“ you guys rock.   This is all hashtag LIVINGTHELIFE, TEENAGE DREAMS CAN COME TRUE.”

To watch the video they featured in with Johnny Clegg, click here.

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Staff 2014

Back row:  Mrs J Skeates, Miss C Panayiotou, Mrs T Gunter, Miss K Potgieter, Mrs C Swanepoel, Mrs L Stroebel, Mrs C du Plessis, Mr N Hoare

3rd row:  Mrs J Hickson, Mrs B Viljoen, Mrs T Woods, Mrs J Panayiotou, Mrs V Stevens, Mrs H Ferreira, Mrs M Stark, Mrs G Bean, Mrs A Elie

2nd row:  Mr A Calitz, Miss S Arthur, Mrs J Myburg, Miss A Johnson, Mr B Jonas, Mr K Weidemann, Mrs P Metcalf, Miss H du Preez, Mr A Reynolds

Front row:  Mrs S Gerber, Mrs J Frost, Mrs D Barnard, Mrs C Snyman, Mrs M Woods, Mrs D Nel, Ms X Ntontela, Mrs L Boscombe

Absent:  Mrs A Peltason, Mrs K Stear, Dr R Boucher, Miss A van Aardt

 


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Meet our Grade 12s

Meet our Grade 4s

Brave and Beautiful on their First Day

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Results of general knowledge quiz

Term 3 2014

Top 10 in school

1.Lindsay McFarlane(Elton); 2. Nicola McEwan(Elton);3. Micaela White(Eleanor), Kauthar Ravat(Eleanor); 5. Anovuyo Selani;6. Sameera Musa(Eleanor),Nicole Mbuthia(Elizabeth),Cleo ”“Laine Van Aardt(Eleanor),Tamara Wildskut(Elizabeth);10. Kanyisa Mdlokolo(Eleanor)

 

Top in Grade:

Grade 8: Olwethu Dlutu(Eleanor); Grade 9: Loren Campbell(Eleanor) ;Grade 10: Tamara Wildskut(Elizabeth) ;Grade 11: Lindsay McFarlane(Elton); Grade 12: Nicola McEwan(Elton)

 

House positions:

  1. 1.       Elton
  2. 2.       Eleanor
  3. 3.       Elizabeth 

2015 SENIOR PREFECTS ANNOUNCED

Michaela Balie,Tayla Boscombe,Carla Ferreira, Ziva Isaacs, Sinovuyo Jantjies, Phelokazi Nconda, Yolanda Mni, Kauthar Moosa, Kelly McEwan, Lindsay McFarlane, Courtney Norman, Robyn Thomson, Kauthar Ravat, Lisa Relling, Nicole Louw, Saeedah Sirkhotte

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Senior Prefects

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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ RESULTS ”“ TERM 2 2014

Top 10 in the school

1     Nicola McEwan               Elton

2     Lindsay McFarlane         Elton

       Andrea Siwak                Eleanor

4     Micaela White                 Eleanor

5    Jessica Schoeman          Elton

6    Kauthar Ravat                  Eleanor

7    Anovuyo Selani               Elton

8    Khanyisa Mdlokolo          Eleanor

     Sameera Musa                 Eleanor

     Reilly van Heerden             Elton

 

Top in each grade

Grade 8: Sinovuyo Madlavu        (Eleanor)

Grade 9: Jessica Schoeman          (Elton)

Grade 10: Natheera Sirkhotte    (Elizabeth)

Grade 11: Lindsay McFarlane      (Elton)

Grade 12: Nicola McEwan             (Elton)

 

HOUSE POSITIONS AFTER TERM 2

1 Elton

2 Eleanor

3 Elizabeth

 

Grade 10 Soil Erosion Practical

Mrs Hickson and the Grade 10s get down to earth and practical

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Hockey Festival

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Staff @ home and away

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U14A Junior Hockey

Junior u14A Hockey in their new hockey kit. Thank you, Miss Panayiotou, for all the effort to ensure our girls look smart

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Mr Jonas, the U14s and Brandwag

A cold game with warm hospitality

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Great golfer

Jamie-Lee Daniels won the Boland Ladies Golf Championship.

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Hockey Tour to Cape Town

BY Francesca Gottini

Our journey to Cape Town started off  early one cold morning, with lots of luggage, and hugs and kisses from moms and dads who bid us goodbye and good luck! We ensured a cosy trip by bringing blankets and cushions to keep us warm. Sleeping on-and-off, we made our way to George, where we made a quick stop to pick up a hockey stick (an absolute essential) for Kristin Leach and made our first real stop in the historical town of Swellendam. After a long trip, with Abongile Magidimesi constantly jumping up and down saying "Are we there yet?" every time she spotted a mountain in the distance, and Miss Potgieter and Mrs Panayiotou shouting at the GPS which kept taking us in the wrong direction, we reached our destination. Eager to see our apartments, we explored a little, while waiting for our keys. With a stunning view of Table Mountain from our balconies and a relaxed supper at the braai area, we knew that we were going to have a blast!      

 

An eight o'clock breakfast got us started on our first full day in Cape Town. Our first trip of the tour took us to the Two Oceans Aquarium. Fun times in the Nemo Tank head view, pretending to eat mushroom sculptures in the frog corner and selfies with the sharks gave us a fulfilling experience. We moved our journey to the V & A Waterfront. As we were departing the mall, a red Ferrari caught our eyes. We were warmly invited and welcomed on board a Chinese navy ship and were given a full tour of the ship. It was a very exciting day, especially for Robyn Thompson who may like to follow a career in the navy. We had a lovely cosy dinner at Primmi Piati, where we spotted Eben Etsabeth, who is the Stormers’ lock.

 

On Tuesday morning we went for a run on the beach and played a jumping exercise with long tubes of washed up seaweed. We spent our afternoon at Canal Walk. Some watched a movie and others had fun in the arcade, where Mrs Panayiotou enjoyed all the little kiddies’ rides. In the evening we played our first match against Rustenburg Girls' High where our own ex-principal, Miss Bekker, is currently headmistress. It was the first match of our season on an astro turf and it proved to be a great training experience. Unfortunately, we lost the game 5-0, but it taught us some new skills and techniques to improve our game. Our opposing team was very friendly and after our match we were invited to join them for doughnuts and juice. We all received button badges with "120" on them, symbolizing the 120 year anniversary of their school. There is a ladybug on the badge, which is used as they are often referred to as the “Rusty Bugs”.

 

Stiff bodies and heavy eyelids ventured to Access Park on Wednesday. Sales in the  Cotton On Factory Shop led to many red bags and new clothes. Next stop was China Town for some more sweet deals.  We were all in dire need of a Spur lunch to fill our hungry stomachs! At the Western Province Hockey Stadium, we played against Pinelands Ladies Club and implemented what we had learned from the Rustenburg game. We put on a good game. At half time we were tied with no score. In the second half Amore Wannies, working together with our captain, Shannon Dillon, scored a goal, giving us a 1-0 lead. Pinelands Ladies managed to slot a goal off a short corner and that ended a well-played game with a 1-1 draw. As a gift from Pinelands Ladies Club, we received a mini version of their emblem.   

 

After a grocery trip and lunch on Friday we made our way to Edgemead High School. This is where former Riebeek Life Sciences teacher, Mrs Jooste, now teaches. Back to our home turf :grass. However, the field was so badly waterlogged that our feet sank in the ground with every step we took. Nevertheless, we fought on, and were proud of our 1-0 victory.

 

Shannon Dillon and Elricia Meyer went down to Miss Potgieter and Mrs Panayiotou’s apartment to fetch them for supper, as we had a "surprise" for them. Miss Potgieter had a full on make-over : hair, make-up and nails. Kristin Leach (hair), Francesca Gottini (make-up) and Elricia Meyer (nails) did the make-over, while everyone else sat back and took photos. Later that night, Amore Wannies’ back was acting up, causing her great discomfort. Miss Potgieter, along with Elricia Meyer, Shannon Dillon, Michaela Balie and Francesca Gottini, took her to the closest hospital where she received an injection that put her to sleep, while we travelled to Belville to get medication from the only pharmacy still open in the early hours of the morning.  

 

We started our day off with a Wimpy breakfast and then headed off to Belville. We went toboggan sledging. Michaela Balie claimed that reckless speed was the only way to fully enjoy the ride. We spent the rest of the day at Grand West. We split up to have lunch and then, as a group, headed off to the Go Carts where we all got a chance to show off our car racing skills. Our free time was spent playing the games in the arcade. At 6pm we were standing in line at the Ice Skating ring! An hour of fun and falls showed us who could skate and who could not. However, as with most things, we all gave it a go and had a good time nevertheless! Poor Abongile Magidimesi fell four times! We ended the day out at Beijing Orchids with a delicious buffet meal. When we arrived back “home”, we all had to pack up our things.

 

Our way back home after an amazing week, was a long and tiring journey, with constant sleeping. It was indeed a great tour.

 

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First Team hockey tour

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A fun season...

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Mini Hockey

All Girls'National Schools and Cultural Festival

BY Mrs A. Peltason

During the April break, 26th – 29th April,  a group of debaters and public speakers took part in an All Girls’ Festival at Collegiate. We were one of 20 schools from all over the country and the competition was tough.

 

Our debaters did exceptionally well. They were knocked out in the semi-finals after 6 glorious rounds, by Collegiate. There was little to separate the teams and the decision could have gone either way. In the end, despite losing the semi-final, Riebeek came second with 13 points and a score of 1255 to Collegiate’s 13 points and 1210 points. Durban  Girls’ High was the ultimate winner with 15 points and a score of 1263. It was certainly very, very close.

 

Two of our debaters were placed in the Top 10 Speakers. Micaela White and Asisipho Tsotsa. Micaela with 75 points was very close to the top score of 77.5. Well done all the debaters. You have proven that you can perform at  a national level and win!

 

Public speaking also fared very well, with Anavuyo Selani making the final line-up for both the prepared and impromptu sections. Nicola McEwan and Carla Ferreira spoke very well on each occasion. The competition represented to top girls’ schools in the country. Our

girls acquitted themselves exceptionally well.

 

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Annual induction party

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Annual cultural assembly

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annual Leadership seminar 

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The First digital school newspaper

The Buzz Committee, in Term 2 of 2014, presented their Buzz newspaper in digital format.  Sadly, it is the last year of the Buzz. Dr Boucher explains: According to the Urban Dictionary, the word buzz refers to anything that creates excitement or stimulus. For many years that was exactly what our Buzz magazine managed to do. In the words of the English boy band, Blue in, “Curtain falls”, “We come from humble beginnings but we’ll be ready when the curtain might fall.” And now the time has come for the curtain to fall. The trends are clear: people, especially the young, are turning to many different ways to get the latest news. - mainly by abandoning print. According to a survey done by The Mail and Guardian, 29 % of people aged 13 to 18 say they haven't read a printed newspaper at all in the last year. With internet, Face book, D6 and many other avenues, Buzz had no other way than to draw the curtains. Nadine Chetty and her team did a sterling job this year. They can be proud of the three editions which saw the light during their time of office. Trey Parker once said, “Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.” I am sure the Buzz team can echo this.

 

 

Our cultural vultures in action

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First Team hockey tour

The Inter House Rivalry Continues

Elizabeth, Elton and Eleanor compete annually in a number of areas to win the prestigious House Shield.

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Inter-House Hockey

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The scores from the matches were:

 

Elton vs Elizabeth : Elizabeth won 1:0

 

Elton vs Eleanor: Eleanor won 1:0

 

Eleanor vs Elizabeth: Eleanor won 1:0

 

Overall placing:

 
1st Eleanor, 2nd Elizabeth then 3rd Elton

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Inter House Gala

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The annual Inter-House gala was hosted at the Riebeek Penny Haynes Pool on Tuesday 25 March. Despite the intense heat it was a highly enjoyable day. Well done to all the swimmers and non-swimmers for participating with such energy. The prize for Best Theme and Dance went to Elton, and Eleanor was awarded Best Spirit and named the Overall Winners. Thank you to all the staff for their efforts, especially Mr Reynolds and Mr Lawson for officiating, and Mrs Hickson, Mr Calitz and Mr Weidemann for forming the Riebeek Relay Team.

Mini Fun Gala

 

The Mini Fun Gala held on 14 March was thoroughly enjoyed by the juniors. Thank you Miss Johnson and the participants. This years Mini Fun Gala started with the cheerleaders dances which was won by Elizabeth house. Elton was 2nd and Eleanor 3rd. Then we had a swimming demonstration by the Gr 7 Beginner swimmers to show the water safety skills we have taught them at beginner swimming this year. The Ashes race was narrowly won by the Muir boys but it was a nail biting finish and the girls swam so well. There was great support from the parents and the tuckshop did a roaring trade and seemed to be a hive of activity all day. Thanks to all the staff for their help. Miss Johnson reports that it is wonderful to be part of such an enthusiastic team of teachers.

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Staff Development

Staff @ Hockey Festival

Prefects' Orientation

Junior Prefects' Induction

2014 prefects' last meeting at spur

Eleanor fundraising

Eleanor House Movie Day

By Yonela Mali

On 25th of June, Eleanor house hosted a movie day in the student centre. The movie shown was Frozen. It was a very wonderful day indeed with free popcorn that was handed out to everyone. Eleanor also had their own goodies and treats on sale which were very delicious and sold within a matter of minutes.Everyone was relaxed and prepared to watch the movie, with their blankets and pillows. The movie was splendid and enjoyed by everyone. When I say everyone I literally mean everyone. Everyone was just laughing, eating and having a wonderful time. It was a great afternoon. Well done to the Eleanor ladies who organised this wonderful event.

 

Senior Prefects' Induction

Prefects' camp

Our 2014 theme

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

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Voting 2014

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Interact Training

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Choir Camp

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Junior School Movie Day

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The English Olympiad 2014

It gave Mrs Peltason the greatest pleasure to read out Nicola McEwan’s name at the Grahamstown Festival in position 18 out of 7000 writers of this prestigious examination. Nicola a Rhodes University Scholarship for her first year, a R500 cash prize and R250 worth of Van Schaik vouchers.

After Riebeek’s remarkable performance in the Olympiad last year, it was wonderful to see excellent results once again.  This year another Olympic Gold joined the ranks of the achievers in the person of Sesethu Dodo, who also achieved a position in the Top 100. 

Our other results were as follows:

Merit Awards went to Bulelani Sibaca, Sinovuyo Mnyazi, Shaye Jones, Olonathando Dlutu, Sisanda Nyati, Pulane Setlai, Khanyisa Mnothoza and Elrecia Meyer.

Bronze was awarded to Sinesipho Merele, Sameera Musa, Manali Kapadia and Asisipho Tsotsa.

Phumelela Madlavu, Micaela White, Andrea Siwak received Silver Certificates, and Nicola McEwan (18th) and Sesethu Dodo, Gold (Top 100).

Despite the Olympiad Exam taking a very different format, Riebeek College girls have once again proven  that they are capable of delivering excellence.

Next year’s English Olympiad will be based on Short Stories and will be written on the first Tuesday in March 2015.  

Great Gatsby

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Junior Prefect Induction

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Mrs Woods in the News - 11 June

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Riebeek : Music to our Ears

Donations towards our Dream Band Goal

Mr Woods received musical instruments for the school with much gratitude.  Mr Calitz is working with a group of girls to perfect their skills so that they can delight us with their performances.

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U/14B Match on the 29th of July

Exciting NEWS! The U14B Junior Hockey played a match today against Sonop and beat them 4-0. The team was very excited and Mrs Panayioutou is so proud of them.

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Term 2 - Back to our Roots

The juniors and the junior school teachers had a wonderful experience as each class undertook a trip to the local nursery.  Green fingers abounded as the girls got to pot their plan,t and learn about roots and soil.

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Valentine’s Day and Dance

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Technical Workshop - April 2014

Lights, Sound and Visuals

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Matrics in action

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Society Voting

Today, during register and first break, our democratic voting process for the upcoming society year took place. The whole voting process went very well, as all those who were eligible to vote today, attended our first Voter’s Education Drive yesterday and educated themselves on the applicants for the various committees.  The hall looked bright with the decorated voting boxes and the society flags. Well done Nicola and the Cultural Board. 

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SU Camp

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Cultural Assembly

Today we announced our new societies to the school at our annual Cultural Assembly! Well done to Yolanda Mni who organised a clever, wonderful performance. The theme was Become Part of The Warmth. The matrics chose their song to be "Memories" as it was their first finale song in their first Drama Production.

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Inter House Hockey

Today our senior hockey players battled it out at our annual Inter-House Hockey. First match was Elizabeth verses Elton, with Elton taking a 1-0 win after a very tiring match for all. Then we watched Eleanor verses Elizabeth in agony, as the goalie of both sides so beautifully and bravely kicked any shots at goals far away. Eleanor won the match by default of 2 short corners. The last match was Elton verses Eleanor and Elton walked away as today’s victors after a 5-0 win against Eleanor. A big thank you to Miss Potgieter and assistant referees. Well done to all the players: Elizabeth - O. Johannes, S. Dillon, M. Baderoon, T. Van der Mescht, A. Hendricks, S. Transell, C. Minnies, M. Lukie, Y. Mantewu, A. Magidimesi. Elton - R. Van Heerden, R. Thomson, S. Blignaut, M. Langford, S. Pietersen, L. McFarlane, M. Balie, E. Meyer, F. Gottini. Eleanor - S. Tole, S. Zitho, L. Duruwe, Y. Mali, Z. Pongoma, Z. Isaacs, A. De Vos, S. Madlavu, L. Hendricks. CONGRATULATIONS, ELTON.

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Eleanor House Day

Celebrating Elenor House Day, the girls were both moved and inspired by the motivational speech given by guest speaker, Mrs Alida Davis. From  helping out our community daily to have fostered 27 children and still has 6 under her care presently, she is truly an extraordinary woman. Mrs Alida Davis runs her new home, Eagle’s Wings, in Upper Drosty where she cares for hundreds of homeless people daily. She feeds them, clothes them and tries to provide for any other needs they might have. She has fostered 27 children and has 6 under care presently. On Saturday’s, she feeds people from the open fields across from the Methodist Church in John Street.

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Grade 8 Assembly

The Grade 8 assembly was a polished and entertaining event with inspiring poetry and beautiful singing.  Well done, Ms Ntontela, and the Grade 8s.  A number of learners also received certificates for achievements in the last week and our Choir was recognised for their excellence at the Woodridge Festival.

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Science Lesson - 29 July

The matric physics class had a blast doing their practical today. Assisted by Mr Hoare, the girls built electrical circuits and completed a practical worksheet on it. The double lesson was thoroughly enjoyed and fun for all, as it is always valued by the girls to do practicals.

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Carols 2013

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Interact in Action

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Easter Egg Collection Winning Class

Interact hosted an Easter Egg Collection earlier this year and it went very well as over 500 Easter Eggs were raised. The class who brought in the most was 12-C with a perfect donation of 100 Easter Eggs. This class was rewarded with cupcakes.

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Hockey Tour - Cape Town 2014

By Francesca Gottini

Monday 16 June

 

A cold, early morning, lots of luggage and hugs and kisses from mom’s and dad’s bid us goodbye as we started our journey to Cape Town, the mother city!

 

We ensured a cozy trip by bringing blankets and cushions to make the bus warm. With on-and-off sleeping by most, we made our way to a quick "pick-up" stop in george to get a hockey stick (an absolute essential for this tour) for Kristin Leach and made our first real stop in the historical Swellendam.

 

After a long trip, with Abongile Magidimesi constantly jumping up and saying "Are we here?!" every time she spotted a mountain in the distance as well as Miss Potgieter and Mrs Paniyiotou shouting at the GPS which kept taking us the wrong way, we reached our destination.

 

Eager to see our apartments, we explored a little, while waiting for our keys.

 

With a stunning view of Table mountain from our balconies and a relaxed supper at the braai area our exhausting day came to an end.      


Tuesday 17 june

 

Eight o’clock breakfast in apartment A302 got us started for the day.

 

Our first trip for the day took us to Two Oceans Aquarium. Fun times in the Nemo Tank head view, pretending to eat mushroom sculptures in the frog corner and selfies with the sharks gave us the full experience.

 

We moved our journey to the V & A Waterfront for some free time and shopping.

 

As we were planning to depart the mall, a red Ferrari caught our eyes. We then saw something even cooler, a navy ship. We went to the navy officials surrounding the ship to take photos and we were "warmly" (as warmly as navy officers can be) invited and welcomed on board the Chinese navy ship and got a tour of the ship. An amazing experience!

 

We had a lovely cozy dinner at Primmi Piati where we spotted Eben Etsabeth, Stormers’ lock. It was one wonderful day and an early night’s sleep for our match tomorrow against Rustenburg Girls’ High.   


Wednesday 18/06/2014

 

Today we went for a run on the beach and had some fun playing a jumping exercise with some long tubes of washed up seaweed.

 

We made our way to Canal walk, where we walked around, shopped and had lunch. Some of the girls went to watch a movie and others had fun in the arcade, where Mrs Panayiotou had a blast taking pictures on all the little kiddies rides.

 

We played our first match against Rustenburg Girls’ High where ex principal, Ms Bekker, is principal now. It was the first match of the year that was on an astro turf and it proved to be a great training experience. We unfortunately lost the game 5-0, but we learnt some new skills and techniques. The girls were very friendly and after our match we were invited to join them for doughnuts and juice. We all received button badges with "120" and the "0" was a ladybug. The badge symbolizes their 120 years of existence     and the bug was used, because they are often referred to as rusty bugs.

 

It was a long day and a good night’s sleep was well awaited. 


Thursday 19/06/2014

 

Stiff bodies and heavy eyes make their way to the bus to venture to Access Park for some serious shopping deals! Sales in Cotton On factory shop ended up in every one of us having a red bag with Cotton On clothes. Off we went to China Town for some more sweet deals.  A spur lunch that took one and half of our two hour time limit was in dire need and very filling! We then ran from shop to shop grabbing things we liked and taking pictures.

 

Later, we hit the road to our next match. Western Province Hockey Stadium, the real deal. We played against Pinelands Ladies Club. We all put on adidas arm bands (because we call ourselves Team Adidas) and got some team spirit going! We took what we learned from the Rustenburg game and tried to implement it. We hit the field and put up a good game. At half time we were tied at nil. In the second half our captain, Shannon Dillon, hit the ball and receiving it, Amore Wannies pushed it in giving up a 1-0 lead. Pinelands Ladies managed to slot a goal off a short corner and we ended a well played game at a 1 all draw.

 

As a gift from Pinelands Ladies Club, we received a mini version of their emblem and took a group photo.

 

Off to get pizza for supper and then off to bed to get some rest and energy for the day ahead.   


Friday 20/06/2014

 

Today we took a peaceful day. Those who needed things from Checkers could hop on the bus and the rest stayed behind to make lunch. After some nacho’s we made our way to Edgemead High School. This is where former Life Sciences teacher, Mrs Jooste, now teaches.

 

Back to our home turf, grass. However, the field was waterlogged so badly that our feet sank in the ground from every step we took. Nevertheless, we gave the best battle we could with the circumstances of an unbearable field and saw bodies and took our 1-0 victory with pride.

 

Out to Ocean Basket for supper and dessert (for those who weren’t stuffed) and we went back to Sea Spray, our temporary home.

 

Shannon Dillon and Elricia Meyer (our captain and vice) went down to fetch Miss Potgieter and Mrs Panayiotou because we had a "surprise" for "them". Before they were allowed to enter the door, "they" (Miss Potgieter) was blindfolded and awaited her worst nightmare, INITIATION! And her initiation, was a make over! Hair, make-up and nail. We had to tie her down to the chair with our fitness skipping ropes and she put up quite a fight and managed to break loose for a split second. Kristin Leach (hair), Francesca Gottini (make-up) and Elricia Meyer (nails) put the make-over into first gear and got the show on the roll. Everyone else, enjoying themselves, sat back and took photo’s.

 

After a funny night, fears amongst the new comers to the team are running high as they know what’s coming ahead tomorrow.  


Saturday 21/06/2014
Saturday, our day out! We started off at Wimpy for breakfast and then headed off to Belville. Our second stop was at Cool Running’s, where we went toboggan sledging. We had a blast!

It was then off to Grand West for the rest of the day. Due to us driving in a bus, we got sent away from two entrances and had to use public parking and walk to the entrance. We first split up to have lunch and then as a group, headed off to go Go Carting. We then had some "free time" to enjoy the games in the arcade.

At 6pm we were in line at the Ice Skating ring. Simee of us could skate and some of us not at all, but we all gave it a go! Poor Abongile Magidimesi fell four times! We ended the day out at Beijing Orchids with a delicious buffet meal.

We got home and we all had to do the thing none of us wanted to, pack up our things.


Sunday 22/06/2014

An early morning to be at the combi at 5:30am and we were on our way back home at 6am.

It was a long, tiring journey, with everyone falling asleep. We arrived home at about 3pm after all our reasons for going back to Sea Spray.

A great tour with many, many unforgettable memories. A big thank you is due to Mrs Woods, Miss Potgieter (the best coach ever) and Mrs Panayiotou (the nicest "manager" and our personal group photographer). We enjoyed every moment and are super happy that we got the opportunity!

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Anovuyo Singeni: U/13B EP hockey tour - East London

I was elected to play for the Eastern Province u/13B hockey side.  This was a great achievement for me. What was even more exciting was that I had the privilege of attending an EP hockey tour.

 

We went to East London on the 27 June and returned the 30 June. The tour was amazing and I learnt a lot. I really didn’t want to come back home. We played matches the Saturday, Sunday and the Monday. We scored many goals as a team and I even scored one myself. Overall, our team performed really well as we won all out games.

 

We got treated to spur because of our great performance. We all ate plenty and had a fantastic time.

 

On Monday, the last day of tour, our team was awarded a gold medal. We were all so happy and it felt great. Our coach and manager even started crying. It was sad to say our goodbyes but it was a rewarding tour.

We had a lot of fun and we worked hard. 

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Cultural Week

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Let’s Brag Day

Junior Art and Projects

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Senior Art and Projects

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Cultural Civvies Day

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Matric Farewell 2014

Thank you to Mrs Bean, the Grade 11 teachers and the Dance Committee.

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Inter-house plays

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SCA

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Swimming

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PROVINCIAL ACCOUNTING COMPETITION

Manali Kapadia came second in the provincial round of the Accounting Competition.

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Second Place - Kauthar Ravat

Kauthar Ravat came second in the Accounting Winterschool for Grade 11's at NMMU.

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CLASS OF 2014 RESULTS

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Sarah (Class of 2004) returned to the United Kingdom in her matric year and has done so well in her tertiary studies graduating with a BSc Honours in Cyber Security from Liverpool John Moores. The media committee loved the chance to interview her and there was much mirth in finding Sarah in the magazines from her school days at Riebeek. Sarah said,

Sarah (Class of 2004) returned to the United Kingdom in her matric year and has done so well in her tertiary studies graduating with a BSc Honours in Cyber Security from Liverpool John Moores. The media committee loved the chance to interview her and there was much mirth in finding Sarah in the magazines from her school days at Riebeek. Sarah said, "School was the best years of my life even if I broke nearly every rule going. My motto is to work and play hard. Mrs Woods, Mrs Gerber and the staff - it was lovely to see you again. " 

Five years since her last visit, but look who visited Riebeek on 19/9/2014. Lisa Dondashe, headgirl of 2009, is in her 5th year of studying medicine at UCT. She spoke sincerely and eloquently to the Grade 10s about what it takes to succeed at university, the value of taking part in extra murals and the importance of hard work. It is such a blessing for us at Riebeek when our girls come to visit and we see what ladies they are, how successful they are and how beautiful they remain. We are so proud of this ever gracious, humble, dynamic young lady.

Five years since her last visit, but look who visited Riebeek on 19/9/2014. Lisa Dondashe, headgirl of 2009, is in her 5th year of studying medicine at UCT. She spoke sincerely and eloquently to the Grade 10s about what it takes to succeed at university, the value of taking part in extra murals and the importance of hard work. It is such a blessing for us at Riebeek when our girls come to visit and we see what ladies they are, how successful they are and how beautiful they remain. We are so proud of this ever gracious, humble, dynamic young lady.

Matric Results

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Choir Performance - 10 May 2014

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Mrs Woods said they sounded like angels!

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Mrs Woods abroad

Mrs Woods enjoyed her holiday (and well deserved break) in Europe during the school break.  She visited Anne-Marie (Toerien) Meyler who attended Riebeek with her.   Anne-Marie left to travel overseas and married Fintan Meyler, an Irishman and has lived in Wexford ever since. 

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Prefects’ Camp

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Hostel News

The Hostel Girl of the Term last term was Athi Lilitha Tyumbu for her performance in the House Plays.  She also wins Most Positive Prize (awarded at the Hostel the night before the end of term.)

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Interact Winter Boxes

Ms Carren Brandt and Ms Erin Jacobs of the Department of Social Development received Winter Boxes from Riebeek’s Interact Club.  Miss du Preez and Mrs Elie joined our girls at the handover.

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The Buzz School Newspaper

Nadene Chetty and her team, under the leadership of Dr Boucher, have published their Term 2 newspaper.  Here it is in digital format.

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Safety and a Free Coke

Monday 23 June - an exciting assembly at school.  ADT Security provided a talk for our girls on safety measures and the girls were reminded to not walk around with their cell phones visible.  The girls were encouraged to always be aware of their surroundings.  Coke then launched their new size cooldrink bottle and each learner in the school received a free cooldrink.

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Junior School Mini Gala

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Interact Hand Over

On 18th June Ms Du Preez and other Interact Board members handed over a great amount of items to Mr Eugene Smith, from the Rape Crisis Centre."Each grade was assigned a specific item to donate for this worthy cause and we were not disappointed by the generous donations received by the girls, as they are always more than happy to assist with Interacts collections." says Loren Buchner (deputy of Interact Board)

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Drama Production: faces and places

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Quiz - June

Outing and League Hosting

On 20th June, the 2013 and 2014 quiz committees ventured off to the Lighthouse at the Boardwalk to show off our amazing bowling skills.  Well done to Munira for obtaining the highest scores after 10 rounds.  Supper at Steers and Mochachos was a big treat, as was our trip to Wakaberry.  The afternoon was enjoyed by all - thank you, Mrs du Plessis, Mr and Mrs Jonas.  Thank you too to the 2014 quiz committee for spoiling the "old"committee. 


Our determined quiz league team made us proud this term.  The team consists of Nicola McEwan, Lindsay McFarlane, Anovuyo Selani and Andrea Siwak. They have  done brilliantly in hte Uitenhage - Port Elizabeth schools league and came fifth overall.  Hosting one of the events is nerve-wracking but Riebeek always does this with style.


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Senior Inter-house Gala

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Muir and Riebeek Show They Care

by Martez Meyer

Youth Day is about commemorating what the Youth had done for us 30 years ago and giving back to the community. On the 16th of June, the Grade 10 youth of both Muir and Riebeek visited Aandmeymering to show their appreciation to the elderly. This initative was organized by Aphiwe Zinto (a gentleman from Muir) and Martez Meyer. The ladies of Riebeek were: Martez Meyer, Nadene Chetty, Aphiwe Sango, Leslynne Kayster, Sanelisiwe Zitho and Mthunzikazi Scott

Both Muir and Riebeek set off to Aandmeymering with many treats: sweet and savoury. Each of the elderly were given treats and were made to feel special.  Many of the elderly complimented the schools for this initiative and how they appreciate everything we do for them. There were many laughs, conversations and emotional moments that will last for a long time. Aphiwe Sango commented, “I really enjoyed putting a smile on their faces. We should do it more often.”

The Youth of both Muir and Riebeek proved that a small deed does not go unnoticed and that the elderly will cherish this visit. We thank Mrs Woods and Mr Hopley and all the teachers for allowing this to happen. 

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Conference - May 2014

Mrs Snyman and Mrs Woods were inspired by their trip to JHB and the many quality workshops they attended.

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Hockey Festival

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Photo Shoots - May-June 2014

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Staff - first week of the year

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Grade 10 Science and Maths Outing

The grade 10 Science and Maths learners went to a career in Energy Workshop, that was held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Science and Technology Centre, on Tuesday, 29th July. Our girls learned about a possible career in energy and how to reduce your carbon footprint. They also had an interactive tour and workshop experience. They also received a snack pack during their tour! 

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Staff @ Special Events

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