first team hockey at york festival

Octavia Johannes reports on the First Team Hockey tour: York Hockey Festival has come to an end. As a team, we are so proud of each other for always sticking together, motivating one another and most importantly playing with such heart and energy till the final game. We completed 7 games during the tournament. A few games were not in our favour but we managed to win a game and draw a game. We're very excited to apply what we've learnt on tour in the season ahead. Thank you to Miss Potgieter (coach) and Michaela Balie (manager) for accompanying us.

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Riebeek in the news march 2018

The Herald

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General Knowledge Quiz Results Term 1 of 2018:

Top in school 1. Omhle Bissett (Elton), 2. Amy Schambrill (Elizabeth), 3. Caitlin Peters (Elton), 4. Megan Potgieter (Elizabeth), 5. Jessica Craill (Elizabeth), 6. Sinovuyo Madlavu (Eleanor), Mbali Ngqondi (Elizabeth) 8. Robyn Minnaar (Eleanor), Zeenat Lukie (Elizabeth), Sarah McFarlane (Elton), Lutho Mbovane (Elton), Gwyneth Plaatjies (Elizabeth). Top in each Grade: Grade 8: Megan Potgieter (Elizabeth), Grade 9: Caitlin Peters (Elton), Grade 10: Jessica Craill (Elizabeth), Grade 11: Amy Schambrill (Elizabeth), Grade 12: Omhle Bissett (Elton). House Positions for Quiz after Term 1: First - Elizabeth, Second: Elton, Third: Eleanor

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Congratulations, Christy

Christy Witter in Grade 9 passed her Grade 3 UNISA music exam with an astounding 99% .

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stay-awake

Elton house day

Elton House was held on 5 March. Sima Mankayi was acknowledged for having the most favours. Kamvalethu Xego and Sarah-Leigh Thompson won the colouring-in competition. The two guests were Jacky Sharp and Priti Prag from Reach for Recovery, a non profit organisation that assists those diagnosed with breast cancer.

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grade 12 lo

AFDA visited the matrics this week. We have learnt about film, television, performance, business innovation and technology in an enthusiastic way! Thank you, Nuala

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grade 6 technology

On 1 March 2018, the Grade 6 learners presented their Natural Sciences and Technology food display. This task is part of their SBA mark for Term 1. The learners had lots of fun and tasted a variety of different cuisines e.g. homemade ice-cream, ciabatta bread, grape jam, date balls, garlic bread, steak, stuffed peppers, umgqusho and chicken feet, jelly squares, lasagna, blueberry jam, cottage pie, pizza, banana cup cakes, chocolate muffins with rolo in the centre, chocolate chip muffins, choc-mint muffins, stywe pap and pilchards, chocolate balls covered in coconut, stywe pap and beef stew, beef mince pie, spinach with melted cheese, creamy spinach with chicken breast, chicken noodle soup and dumplings, mint soup, barfi, granola bars, meat balls and pasta shells, corn dogs, pickled fish, poached pears, meat and potato crackers, spaghetti and meat balls and macaroni and cheese

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photograph days

1596 photographs and 10GB in two days: Here is the media team who made it happen. Every child in the school photographed at least once during the two days.

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choir camp

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Hostel assembly

Miss Meyers and the Hostel girls delighted the school with their rendition of Man in the Mirror.

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interact at bayworld

February 2018

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G2G phly thread

Phly Thread held a G2G night that aimed to address everyday problems that girls experience. The night started off with a karaoke session which was quite a challenge for the matrics. We toned things down by playing a variation of the game "speed-dating" and a similar game which allowed everyone to get to know one another. We then moved on to the main part of the event where everyone got into a circle and spoke about problems that girls often face. The girls were extremely helpful and gave great advice. We ended off our night by dancing in the dark. This was done in the dark to prevent any judging and to allow everyone to let loose and have fun. We thank the committee and Miss Potgieter for organising this event and for all the advice given.

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Congratulations, Mateenah

Mateenah Langford took part in the EP B-gala on Saturday, 27 January at the Newton Park pool. Mateenah received first place in freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke. What an achievement! Congratulations!

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Congratulations, Leya Bosman 

Leya Bosman of grade 6 participated in the Herald Continental Cycle Tour 2018. She successfully completed the 55km challenge  and was the youngest competitor, celebrating her 12th birthday on the race day! We are extremely proud of her♡

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Stay-Awake 2018

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Swimming Gala of 24 February

The junior and senior team swimmers had another successful EP-B Gala. It was the last Gala of their school career for Mateenah (Senior Team Captain) and Sarah (Deputy Captain)! A special thank you to Mr Reynolds for being the senior team’s enthusiastic swimming coach! Mr Reynolds is also a referee at the galas, as well as our driver. We appreciate all you do for us, Mr Reynolds. Thank you to Mrs Myburg, parents and family who supported

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Going Green Assembly

Going Green had their assembly on Friday 23rd February. The committee showed the impact plastic straws have on the environment. The ladies had sad reactions to a video that was shown of a straw being taken out of a turtle's nostril. They also encouraged girls to take part in Earth Hour and switch off electricity between 8:30 and 9:30 on Saturday 24th of March. The assembly was followed with a cake sale where yummy goods were sold and henna patterns were drawn. Thank you to all involved and all who supported the cake sale

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Grade 4 bayworld outing

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junior su session

The Juniors had their very first SU session today in the student center at second break. The session was done by the SCA committee, with the aim of bringing the word of God to learners from grades 4-7. The Juniors came in filled with enthusiasm and couldn’t wait to get active as they danced their way through their break. The session left both the juniors and the SCA committee feeling inspired and fulfilled with the Gods wisdom. They left with bookmarks, which they certainly loved. The Juniors were filled with so much energy that the SCA committee could barely keep up with all the dancing and singing. Remarks made by the Juniors was that they had a wonderful time and can’t wait for the next session. It was most certainly an amazing start to head off the SCA’s SU sessions, and we look forward to a blessed time ahead of us, as there is still plenty to learn from these sessions. The committee is eager to use their strengths and abilities to bring children closer to God.

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Bayworld grade 7

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spca cake sale

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Grade 5 AFrikaans Mondeling

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sca camp

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SCA session

Our Student Christian Association (SCA) had their first session on Thursday, 25th January at first break in the student center.
Mr Buhle Gayika was the guest speaker who shared on the theme “Seek. Search. Surrender” based on Jeremiah 29:13 and John 1:1. We would like to thank Miss Meyers and Miss Relling for co-ordinating the session. SCA gathers in the student centre every Thursday during first break. All Grade 8 to 12 learners are welcome.
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prefects' assembly

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Going green fashion show

Amy Schambril reports: Going green hosted their first event on 24 January and it was a blast! The always talented Riebeek ladies showed off their designing skills with model Casey Els and her group consisting of Amee Exford, Nuraan Kasmed,  Gailynn Nolands and Amy Schambril taking first place at Going Green's recyclable fashion design competition. The girls were very eager to make their outfits and the grade eights present got Spirit of the College signatures! After the outfits were made a member from each group modeled it in front of Riebeek's very own Heidi Klum panel . Mrs Kruger, Miss Potgieter and Mrs Stroebel , who were the lovely judges, were quite impressed with the creativity. 

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january - first league debate

The debating team, Esihle Madakane, Lisakhanya Daniels and Sihlume Majombazi. took on Pearson in the first Port Elizabeth- Uitenhage Debating League meet of 2018. The motion put to the debaters was “This House Believes that the days of school uniforms are over”. Riebeek College opposed the motion. The Pearson team was more experienced, and won the debate, but the Riebeek girls came away feeling inspired and determined to work on style and delivery prior to the next league debate.

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SMT and provincial delegation meet

17 January 2018

 MEC for Local Government and Traditional Affairs – Mr Fikile F Xasa. Accompanying him was Mr S MZAMO – COGTA - EC, Mr A HOPA – DOE, and Ms M PREDDY – OFFICE OF THE PREMIER (and a Riebeek Old Girl).

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interact hands over easter eggs

Interact hosted their annual Easter Egg Collection. This project was another success as Interact collected nearly 800 easter eggs. The easter eggs collected were distributed to the children of Oster land Children's Home. Seeing the smiles of joy on their faces was the greatest reward. The class who brought the most eggs wad 9C closely followed by the Grade 4s. Thank you to all the grades who took part in this collection and to the parents for their contributions.

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OUR GRADE 8S ARE AWESOME

Well done to the Grade 8 class of 2018. We are profoundly proud of you for completing your first term of your first year as high school learners. Thank you for embracing the Spirit of the College; tackling challenges and being positive and enthusiastic about Life at Riebeek.

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JUNIOR PREFECTS

A fun outing with the Junior Prefects to the Unicorn Cafe.

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Grade 8C‘s Act of Kindness

Grade 8C and Miss Meyers decided to surprise our teachers by giving them a personalised note, showing their gratitude for our teachers' hard work and dedication this term and off course adding something sweet as well. Thank you to Mrs du Plessis for her act of kindness for allowing the Grade 8s to use a part of her EMS period to surprise our teachers

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Dance committee moms, sisters and dads: thank you

Thank you to our moms and sisters of the Dance Committee who assisted in the kitchen for the Matric Farewell. Thank you also to our dads, student teachers and security guard who assisted with traffic and crowd control as the ladies were dropped off for the dance

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staff farewells

At the end of Term 1, the staff bid farewell to Mrs Chrystomou (travelling overseas), Mrs Kruger (maternity leave) and Mr de Beer (student teacher) and Mrs Stear paid tribute to each one's contribution.  Read about Mrs Chrysostomou leaving on our website under LATEST ARTICLES.

Mrs Kruger has been energetic and busy right to the last day of term but the holiday and a tiny treasure due have conspired together to force her to slow down for a few seconds before her precious bundle arrives. We wish her well on maternity leave. Mr Caville McAllister will be standing in for her during Term 2.

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york hockey festival

Our hockey first team is in George with Miss Potgieter for the York Easter Hockey Festival with manager M. Balie. We wish the team the best of luck. The team members are: Shannon Blignaut, Sinovuyo Madlavu, Keziah Brandt, Tammy Jaftha, Octavia Johannes, Tarryn Barry, Anovuyo Singeni, Lara Naidoo, Ashlynne Arnolds, Chwaiyita Jonas, Aphiwe Ngona, Mateenah Langford, Brazil Killian

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SENIOR PREFECTS

SPENDING A FRIDAY AFTERNOON BUTTERING ROLLS FOR ROCK THE HAGE

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MEDIA CLUB

The following ladies wilingly assisted the Media Committee at the Senior Gala: Hasti Pansuriga, Chwayita Hanabe, Liqhawe Nogampula, Miacarla Tee, Megan Potgieter, Carleen Braun, Monique Balie, Casey Els, Bilqees Vawda, Azraa Rockman, Amy Reed, Nastassja Bezuidenhout and Siyamthanda Mbanga

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scars to your beautiful

By Megan Potgieter

An uplifting Media Workshop was held today from 2 pm to 3:15 pm, and our topic was Body Image and how media plays a big role in our opinions of our self image. 
 
We talked about how photos we see in magazines and on the internet, aren't always real. Throughout the workshop, we viewed a couple of videos on body image, society and media's view on beauty, eating disorders, and the effects of photoshop. We also discussed the internet's views on beauty and shared different opinions on the matter.  Yolisa Sompuku said, "The videos empowered me and made me feel proud of who I am."  Thank you to Mrs Gerber for organizing. Thanks also go out to everyone who attended and helped out. Remember girls, you are beautiful just the way you are. 

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Midsummer Night’s Dream report

By Valentina Longari 

On 2 March the Evolutio committee hosted their event entitled “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The event was well attended and masterfully put together; all in all a night to remember. The theme for the evening was Bohemian casual and the Evolutio committee truly highlighted the theme with their décor. 
The event was organized in order to showcase various talents and how they can all come together to make a truly memorable evening. The performers were a collection of artists, poets, dancers and film makers. The guests were treated to a mirage of imagery, powerful language, ideas, imagination and emotional words. Maceyla van Huyssteen referred to it as, “a marvellous event where many talents were acknowledged.”
Many thanks go to Valentina Longari and Casey Else for running with the decorations and organizing, Carleen Braun for being the photographer, Olwethu Dlutu for running technical and the rest of the evolutio committee for their hard work and dedication. The committee heartily thanks Mrs Peltason for her kind words of encouragement and enthusiasm.

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shakespeare in the park

The trip to Shakespeare in the park - The Merchant of Venice - was held on 1st March at St George's Park. With their blankets and pillows, the girls were ready to set off for a night that they would treasure. The girls were keen to see the performance about love triumphing over hate and discrimination, and judging by their reactions after the play, it did not disappoint. "I liked the display of light humour that broke the tension that occurred in the different scenes. It was fun and it was a new cultural experience. The night ended on a good note on the way back to Uitenhage, as we enjoyed the music and laughter that filled the bus." said Tara Wood.  We would like to thank Mrs Peltason, Ms Barnard and Mr Weidemann. 

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mr calitz performs

Mr Anton Calitz singing "I don't wanna grow up" written by Tom Waits for the Grade 9 L.O class as part of a Development of Self comprehension activity

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study skills workshop

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grade 5 seed heads

Miss Johnson reports that the Grade 5s did their first Technology project - the seeded heads: "They had fun creating characters and now we are waiting for the hair to grow. Great excitement! "

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going green

planting vegetables

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Geography outing

Grade 10 Geography class went to the PE Weather Station at the P E Airport on Friday 23 February to see how weather forecasting and synoptic weather maps are developed. Many thanks to the Forecaster, Pumla Goba, the Met Technician, Hendrick Swart and Administrative Officer, Varsha Prinsloo. Thanks also to Mr Reynolds for driving one of the busses

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Interact blooms at aandmymering

The month of February gave Interact the driving spirit of spreading some love. On 20th February Interact Committee and club members handed out flowers to Aandmeymering Retirement Home for Valentine's Day. The eldery were blooming with happiness and so were the girls. Thank you to everyone who contributed in making this outing a success

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debating 22 february

Riebeek College debating team lost to DF Malherbe High School in our Port Elizabeth-Uitenhage Debating League match. While we lost, only just- according to the adjudication team, our girls have improved in leaps and bounds- and seem to have completely made an about turn from the 2017 league team. Well done to Sihumile Majombozi, Lisakhanya Daniels and Qhamisa Mata. Thank you, Ms Barnard, the debators and the spectators.

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media workshop with loren buchner

Riebeek College Old Girl and director of "A Woman's Choice", Loren Buchner was the guest speaker at the Media Workshop of 30 January. She enlightened an overflowing classroom of grades 8s to 12s about where it all begins when making a film and elaborated on different roles played in film making. There was an exciting and vibrant atmosphere among the girls followed by an opinionated, though- provoking discussion which expanded our views. One of the themes during the workshop was women empowerment. The Media Club would like too thank Mr Boligello, a Riebeek student teacher, for supervising the workshop, Mrs Gerber for arranging the workshop and Carison Kramer and Carleen Braun for co-ordingating the gift, advertising, welcome and closing speech. Lastly, we would like to thank Miss Buchner for inspiring us in so many ways and giving up her time to create some magic in Room 24. We wish Miss Buchner all the best in her future endeavours and we are confident that we will see her name in the credits of a blockbuster movie soon.

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rocking future roadsho

The Rocking Future Roadshow is a valuable career expo that is also thoroughly enjoyable. They have youthful and vibrant presenters hosting the show. Our grade 12 learners got exposed to colleges and private universities in a vibrant way! The learners received top quality career guidance on 30 January.

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outdoor chess in action

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student teachers

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team building - peter pan

The club committees got together on Friday 19 January and took a trip around Riebeek’s very own Neverland as the annual team building afternoon’s theme was Peter Pan. The event was filled with spirited Peter Pans and Captain Hooks enthusiastically searching for Grade 9s dressed up as characters. Cultural Board was placed in first place, Interact in second place and Computer Club was placed third. Because of the humidity, the teams then moved to the hall to test out their beautiful karaoke voices. Drama took everything to the next level and won the Best Spirit Award while Phly Thread won best dressed as crocodiles. The atmosphere was filled with laughs and team banter followed by spectacular team work uniting all committees. Thank you to Mateenah Langford and the Cultural Board, with the help of Mrs Gerber, for the well organized event. The Technical Crew are thanked for stepping in when the heat became too much and turned this year’s Team Building into an afternoon of absolute fun for us all to enjoy. Well done to the Grade 8s who joined teams to fill gaps and earned the first Spirit of the College signatures to contribute towards their awards. Well done to the Grade 9s who were our hidden characters and dressed up so well. Thank you to Mrs and Mr Langford and the student teachers for their assistance in supervising the event.

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hostel beats the heat

It was a hot day in Uitenhage. Ms Barnard kindly accompanied the hostel girls to the pool. Here are some of the hostel girls: Linathi Stuurman (Grade 8), Ntabiseng Jonga (Grade 8) Phumza Mandla (Grade 12) and Emihle Zweni (Grade 11).

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