The Grade 6s held their assembly at the end of term 2. To qualify to wear civvies on the day of their assembly, girls brought 2 minute noodles to donate to the Mula shop in Uitenhage. The organisation was represented by Glenise Howard at the assembly. Mrs Quinette Goosen, Director of the organisation, wrote: "Thank you very much. The girls' contributions has so much worth."


top 10 term 2


Term 2 2019 – Top 10
Grade 4
Qhamani FANI
Kelly-Anne O'GRADY
Radhika PATEL
Grade 5
Naheema HUMAN
Tazz-Lynn MARKOM
Taybah SALIE
Grade 6
Jordan DABA
Callan ELIE
Lindokuhle MBANGA
Ingilosi RUNE
Ayabulela TOM
Grade 7
Tazmia BOSMAN 
Gabriella HARDMAN 
Poshika RAMSAMY 
Isenathi TOM 
Grade 8
Jessé DE VOS 
Reutloue DUNYWA 
Kate-Lynn FORBES 
Jihaad RAVAT 
Salmah SALIE
Samantha SEIFERT 
Kamvalethu XEGO
Grade 9
Chwayita HANABE 
Nobuhle MOYO 
Candice ROSSOUW 
Alexandra SITOLE 
Kay-Leigh WILMOT
Grade 10
Kiara BRINK 
Bernice DONKOR 
Isabella GREEFF 
Kamvelihle MGOBO 
Caitlin PETERS 
Grade 11
Alexandra DENNIS 
Joanne MILLER 
Danita PRAG 
Teneal RUDMAN 
Cameron ZEELIE
Grade 12
Monique BALIE 
Meaghan BOTHA 
Casey ELS 
Aarifah LIBERTY 
Zeenat LUKIE 
Liyabona MGUSHELO 

The Gideon handed Afrikaans, IsiXhosa and English Bibles out to the Grade 8s on Thursday, 13 June 2019


Hostel Girl of the Term (Shared) Siyavuyo Moyeke and Oyisa Buso
Positive person Award: Siyavuyo Moyeke


Grade 8 Spirit of the College Certificate Recipients
20 events: Busy Bee Certificates
Lindokuhle Gosani
Kelsey Dinie
Agcobile Gqubule
Kate-Lynn Forbes
Jessé de Vos
30 events: Spirit of the College Certificates
Kelsey Dinie
Agcobile Gqubule
Kate-Lynn Forbes
Jessé de Vos


Liz Herselman, who was judging the competition, remarked on the quality of Jessica Jonker and Iman Liberty’s stories. She commented on how difficult it was to judge between these two as Jessica had submitted two beautifully illustrated stories while Imam’s story was longer. In the end she awarded first place to Imam for superior effort, length and editing. Mrs Herselman said that with a lot of development Jessica’s stories would be winners, especially the wolf story for its clear simple plot.
Imam Liberty – “Around My Dreams – In and Out.”
The intermediate Section was won by Megan Potgieter for her story “The Dancing Rage.” Some of the comments were: “Superb! And at your age!”
Mrs Herselman complimented Fatima Mahouassa on her excellent diction and clever plot line in “Do you believe in Miracles?” She remarked on Candice Rossouw ‘s well-developed and exciting story “Legends of the Lost Shadows” with its “otherworldly feel”, and said how much she loved Samantha Seifert’s “The Little Fox”, marking it as a real contender.
The Senior Section was won by Azraa Rockman with her story “the end”.
Azraa’s body of work impressed, but Mrs Herselman found “the end” to be her best story for its excellent development of tension. She found Jessica Craill’s “Under the Old Oak” to be marked by strong writing, and Romesa Muhammad was commended for her very good use of dialogue.
The competition was a great success and we are grateful to Mrs Elizabeth MacKenzie Herselman for her excellent, truthful and useful assessment of the stories.


A Journo Challenge, a Media Workshop, was presented by Romesa Muhammad and Azraa Rockman on 12 June. The Media Club enacted a very dramatic crime. Well done to the actresses who were very persuasive if not very reliable sources. Learners had to write an objective and factual article on the made-up scenario. The prizes go to: Candice Roussouw for 1st position, Kiara Brink for 2nd position and Caitlin Peters for 3rd position.


We sadly say goodbye to Miss Isaacs, one of our junior school student teachers. She has been a true blessing to the staff and learners of Riebeek College. Her friendly and bubbly personality, willingless to help and passionate approach will be sorely missed. Miss Isaacs was supposed to be with us until 2nd May but kindly asked if she can stay to the end of term as she was really enjoying her time with us. This says a lot about our school and also about her as a person. We thank the staff and learners for making her feel right at home. We wish her well on her future endeavours and hope to see her again for any future teaching practice experience.


The Grade 5s donated 132 packets of 2 -minute noodles to the Mula shop as part of their grade assembly initiative. Quinette Goosen is extremely grateful for this wonderful donation.


Junior Hockey 1st Team
Coach: Mr B G Jonas
Captain: Taytum-Paige Bosch
Date: Monday 22 May 2019
Opponents: Erica
Result: Draw
Score: 0 - 0
Special Mention of Doné September for her ball control and pace. Taytum-Paige Bosch for running circles around the opposition. Again creating numerous opportunities. Clumsy foot faults in the D, however, let us down.
Comments: The girls have put up an amazing performance that left me speechless at times - skillful play, through passes, communication and determination to score.
They have made me very proud. Thank you girls for your sportsmanship shown throughout the match.
They definitely deserve a treat after our next away game. Well done, girls!
Thank you to the parents for coming out in numbers to support your daughters. It is much appreciated.

Zoe Craill's design for the 2019 school t-shirt was selected as the winning design


junior derby day

Riebeek College hosted a Junior Hockey Derby Day on Saturday, 18 May. It turned the school’s sports fields into a hub of excitement as Riebeek's mini-hockey, U/13A, U/13B and U/13C teams played matches against Union High School during the course of the morning. The girls showcased their amazing skills and talent. Unfortunately, Riebeek won only one of their matches, but the girls played their hearts out and displayed good sportsmanship. A fantastic, fun-filled day was had by all. Parents came out to support their children, and kept the girls motivated throughout the morning with their cheering. The girls behaved so well, and Union High was thoroughly impressed with them.
Mr Seale and Mr Jonas were the umpires for the day and did a tremendous job to ensure that all the matches were played fairly. A huge thank you to the First Aid committee who tended to every injury and sore muscle, Media committee for taking action shots of the girls, the parents who came out to support the teams and provided eats for the guests and the tuckshop staff who sacrificed their Saturday to ensure the girls and guests had snacks and drinks. Finally, thank you to Mrs Stear, Mr Jonas, Mr Seale, Mr De Beer, Miss van der Westhuizen and Mr Patel for making Saturday such a success.


Elizabeth House day was held on 6 May. The guest speaker was Natalie Bright Wilmot of the class of 1989 who spoke of her work for Autism EC and of her treasured son, Chad.


ERIN Petersen (14) a young model from Uitenhage, will be traveling to New York on the 22nd June 2019 to represent South Africa at the Talent America international competition.
This former leaner from Uitenhage Convent RC Primary School now at Riebeek College Girls’ High School in Uitenhage, participated in the Talent Africa national competition which was held at the PE Opera House.
Erin entered in 8 modelling categories and received 6 gold medals and 2 silver medals. She was chosen to be part of the showcase and special award prizegiving where she received a special award for being one of the top 10 models and was crowned 3rd place Junior Miss Talent Africa.
Erin also received her Eastern Cape Federation colors from the Federation of Performing Arts South Africa (FPASA). She is now a registered member of the Federation of performing Arts South (FPASA).
Erin is currently mentored by Gail Brown from Sophisticate Models.

News s24 reporter


Jaymee Swanepoel in Grade 10 represented Riebeek College with her horse at the Western Games qualifier 5.
She was reserved champion in her group, first place in barrel racing and 2nd place in 2 other games in Level 2


The senior tennis teams are on a winning streak! The first team has won 3 out 3 matches against Pearson, Framesby and Alex while the second team has won 2 out of 2 against Pearson and Newton. We are so proud of the girls and cannot wait to see how they will perform in the last 2 rounds of matches next term. 


Spirit of the College Busy Bee Certificates: Tania Smith, Nthabiseng Jonga and Fatima Mahouassa


The Media Club is proud to present Oscars for achievement:
The Oscar for Journalism goes to a Kiara Brink for a hat trick of brilliant articles on the Cultivate workshop, the chairlady of the Governing Body and Miss Riebeek. Her writing and investigation skills are exemplary.
The Oscar for Photography goes to Miacarla Tee whose photographs of Founder’s Day, in particular of the First Team hockey girls as they prepared for their match, were astounding and creative. Miacarla has an eye for an unusual angle or a different way of using light and composition to get a unique shot of a moment.


We are extremely proud of our senior 1st and 2nd tennis teams for their convincing victories against Pearson last week. Both teams did not lose a single game! Well done girls!
Linathi Mandla participated in a competition in Worcester in the Western Cape this past weekend. She received a certificate for singing and medals for modelling. Well done Linathi!
Bilqees Vawda took part in the RASSPL (Rock and Surf Super Pro League) national fishing competition, fished over 3 days in Port Elizabeth. She was the only girl as part of the U16 Junior EP team. She caught various species of fish that helped her team to be placed first out of seven participating provinces.
Jamie Swannepoel took part in the Qualifier 5 games in horse-riding.

On 2nd May the Quiz Committee hosted a Quiz Whiz afternoon in Room 13. It was an enjoyable afternoon and the girls really had fun while expanding their general knowledge.
Eager and enthusiastic learners from grade 8 to 11 took part in a quiz set by the committee. These learners got into groups of 3 to 4. The quiz consisted of eight different categories with five questions per category. The categories were consisted of, Current Affairs, History, Bio-Science, Entertainment, Arts and Culture, Sport, Music and Wild Card. Most questions had the ladies thinking.
The results were as follows: In first place was, Horses in the Back, tied in second place was Trio and Oucast and in third place was the Quadruplets.
Sara Gopal said, “It was a fun, educational afternoon and we really had a lot of fun.”
The Quiz Committee would like to thank all the girls who attended and Mr Bowles for assisting the committee.


support staff


4 May hockey results: 

U/14 A won 3_0 
U/16 A draw 1_1 
U/16 B lost 1_0 
1st team lost 1_0
After beating Nico Malan 5_0, everyone thought it was a fluke but the under 14 A proved they are a force to be reckoned with this year by beating DF Malherbe 3_0 .
Under 16 A recovered from a beating last week to Nico Malan by drawing a strong DF Malherbe team. The 1st team are struggling to find thr winning ways with another 1_0 Lost to DF but wht an improvement compared to last week against Nico Malan.
U/16B 0-1 DF: Riebeek had possession of the ball most of the time, but DF managed to slip one past us in the last 2 minutes of the game. Player of the match: Pholisa Madlavu.
Under 14 player of the match: Kate lynne Forbes .
1st team player of the match: Aphelele Toyis .


Grade 12 assembly on peace.


Izanne Grobbelaar, Tertiary Education Consultant, of CTU training solutions, visited the grade 12’s today. CTU is a Private Tertiary Education Provider, specialising in Technology. The presentation was very informative. CTU Open Day is on 11 May.


Riebeek donated stoves to Solomon Mahlangu High School.


Thank you the McFarlane Family for the donation of books for the library.


Grade 6R with their student teacher, Miss Snyman, on Cultural Civvies Day.


Kee-Lynn Armoed's donation of Easter eggs for the Interact collection.


On April 7th, some Riebeek learners took part in the filming of a movie. 
Pictured here is the film set of the movie, Bloom, at Muir College. Sublime Time Productions is comprised of AFDA PE students 3rd year which will be sent to international film festivals 
The cast and crew were thankful to have the girls on set as extras for vital moments in scenes in the film. The film is about an all girls school with a dictator headmistress. Kelebogile Douse said, "Taking part at Muir was an intriguing experience as it was something we had never done before. We showed a lot of enthusiasm while being told what to do. We felt like starts in front of the camera! We had our faces powdered every now and again which really made us feel like real stars! We learnt that it is very demanding being a director or a camera crew member and that everyone has to work together to make a movie a success.


Well done to our First Team Hockey girls who are working hard this season. Here are the results so far, with the opposing team's score first and our score second in the listings.
Collegiate festival
Nico Malan 2-0
St Dominic’s 3-0
Gill 0-0
Festival 0-0
Despatch festival
Brandwag 2nd 0-1
Hoërskool Despatch 0-2
DF Malherbe 0-0
Volkskool 0-0
Framesby 0-0
Nico Malan 2-0
Cradock 0-0
Graaff-Reinet Spar Festival
Gill 0-0
Volkskool 3-0
Union 5-0
Cradock 0-1


Ra-Eesa Abrahams & Keira-Lee Armoed: Interact Easter egg collection.


library book sale


On Saturday, 13 April, Megan Mac Gorman took part in an archery competition, hosted by El Shaddai in Port Alfred. Despite the wind, Megan managed to shoot 270 out of 300 in 2D, narrowly missing third place by 3 points. Congratulations, Megan!


The Grade 5s did an oral called Die Grootste Pizza in die Wereld. They did a great job.


Swimming: We are proud to announce that Keely-Ann Maritz participated in the prestigious Top 8 EP B-gala.  She received certificates in backstroke and butterfly.  Well done Keely!
Jaymee Swanepoel competed in the 3rd qualifier of the Western Mounted Games on 17 March.  She achieved a first position in speedball and flag races.  She was the overall champion in her age group.

Lynn-Marie Nel and Jaymee Swanepoel once again represented Riebeek at the Western Mounted Games Qualifier 4. Jaymee won two second positions and a first position out of 5 games for level 2 riders and Lynn-Marie won a second position, a first position and was the reserved champion for level 1 riders. The next game will be on 5 May and all are welcome to give support.


Welcome, Mrs James

BY Administrator

Mrs James studied at North-West University towards a Bachelors in Commerce degree. Following that she pursued an Honours Degree in Economics. The first chapter of her career started in a Graduate Programme at the National Treasury, working in the Local Government
Budget Analysis Unit for two years. In order to broaden her horizons, Mrs James worked as an Accountant in one of South Africa's eight metropolitan cities, Pretoria.
It was here that she discovered her passion and love for teaching. She followed her heart and took a leap of faith and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and passed Cum Laude and started her second chapter, teaching Accounting and Mathematics.
In the last 6 years of teaching, Mrs. James' approach has been to:
- Encourage learners by leading as an example and setting long term and short term goals;
- Simplify the most abstract and complex fundamentals of the subject;
and assist learners to perform.
She, therefore, does not see herself as a coach or referree,rather as an active partner who aims to assist each learner to reach her individual goals. She sees herself as being there to inspire, motivate, and push for
excellence. She said that she wants her learners to know, "I will also hold your hand and hug you along the way."
It is through this philosophy that Mrs James has delivered
outstanding results over the last 6 years.
In her free time, she enjoys running after her two toddler boys, spending time with her husband, reading, photography and exploring the outdoors
She is looking forward to the third chapter in her career, teaching at Riebeek! She says, "So you say you are bad in maths...challenge accepted!"

 April 01, 2019
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Farewell, Miss Mintoor

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In 2016, we welcomed our new Arts and Culture teacher, Miss Mintoor.  Miss Mintoor took over the role of Choir teacher for the junior and senior choirs, a role which she felt honoured and privileged to hold.
Miss Mintoor recalls, “Before joining the Riebeek team, I didn't know what to expect and was quite nervous until I met Mrs Woods who was a delight and immediately I knew that I was meant to be part of this group. Mrs Woods told me that she had been waiting a long time for me! I still have a special connection with her as we are each other's fans."
On arrival, she felt at home at Riebeek, and she hoped that musical activity would grow in the school and that her love and knowledge of music would impact the lives of the girls so they could shine. She believes that, “Being a teacher is a special gift as there is no other profession, in my opinion, that requires you to have so much patience, determination and motivation with the reward of making a difference.”
Despite having such an obvious love for teaching, Miss Mintoor did not always intend to become a teacher.  This all changed when she received the offer to work and further her studies at the Drakensburg Boys’ Choir School in Kwa-zulu Natal. She spent 7 years there.  This experience shaped her love and passion for teaching, especially teaching music. Returning to the Eastern Cape was quite special as she could once again be reunited with her family.
Miss Mintoor recalls meeting the Senior Choir after a week of settling in at Riebeek.  She recalls being amazed that a group of girls who come from different backgrounds had one special thing in common, and that was the love of singing. She writes, “Having heard about the accolades of the choir under the direction of Mrs Rene Zietsman, I knew that I had my work cut out for me to continue the legacy that she has left behind. I will always remember the beautiful singing, the heart and soul of their voices and the electrifying atmosphere that they create when they sing in front of an audience. The musical journey I had with these girls has truly been magical.”

The Junior Choir have always been Miss Mintoor’s "babies" are her "hart se punt".  The amazing growth of these girls is something that cherishes and she enjoyed the pride and joy of these girls when they could finally sing in two-part voices. She loved their angelic voices and their performance on national television.

Miss Mintoor’s obvious love, knowledge and passion for teaching and her passionate soul will be missed. We will remember what we call the Mandela Mintoor Marathon, where she energetically marched the senior choir up all the flights of the Uitenhage Provincial Hospital to march them down again floor by floor with performances on each level.  She conducted them with patients and staff passing and bumping but without her missing a note.  We will remember her role as Staff Christmas Party elf.  We will reflect on her diagnosis of diabetes and how she showed resilience and fortitude, quickly learning the ropes of managing her condition and advocating for the condition.  We will remember watching the junior choir and Miss Mintoor on the big screen in the Applous competition. Then there is the Mintoor Muscle effect, the after-effects of the gumboot dancing workshop Miss Mintoor arranged for the Senior Choir Camp of 2018.  Miss Mintoor found herself in a youtube tutorial style workshop as we made a video so that classes could practice for our secret Operation Love project of performing “All you need is Love” for the September farewell assembly for Mrs Woods Senior with flash mobs of learners and staff playing instruments.  She wowed audiences at the Junior School concert, From Marilyn, with Love, and at Mrs Woods’ farewell cocktail function at the end of 2016.
Miss Mintoor’s school work was neat, her ability to multi-task profound and her talent extra-ordinary.  Fiesty, determined, ambitious and goal orientated; there was never a dull moment with Miss Mintoor around.  Willing to laugh at herself and to enjoy a good laugh with others showed her lovely personality while her serious take on hard work and self-discipline motivated the learners in her care.
Miss Mintoor loved travelling to work with Mrs Shelver. There was not a thing that they didn't talk about. The white BMW was a secret haven. Miss Mintoor appreciated the words of encouragement of Miss Meyers and the common ground they found as colleagues and friends. Miss Mintoor truly believes that the choirs at Riebeek are the best girls’ choirs on the planet. She loved the fun in the classroom, especially with the juniors, where singing, dancing and noisy dramatic activities were fun.

Miss Mintoor writes, “My chapter at Riebeek has now come to an end and I will now locate to Cape Town where I accepted a full time music post at Western Province Preparatory School in Claremont. This is a great opportunity for me as I will be going back to my first love, and that is to teach and make music. I'm excited for this new adventure and I am thankful to our Heavenly Father for granting me this opportunity. What's also pretty cool is that I will also be closer to my boyfriend after a year in a long distance relationship. 
I don't even know where to begin to say thank you, but first and foremost all praise and honour goes to God, my Lord and Saviour for allowing me this time at Riebeek. It is only through His grace that I have made it through. I appreciate my family who continuously support me in all my ventures. Without their blessing and prayers, I would never have been where I am today. Mrs Stear, Mrs Snyman, Mrs Woods Senior and the Riebeek staff are thanked for  the role that each and every one has played in my time at Riebeek. You guys totally rock.”

"Ora et labora, will always stand the test" are words that Miss Mintoor will keep in her heart. At times when things were tough, Miss Mintoor reveals she would sing the last line of the special school song and know that things would work out.

 April 28, 2019
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Inter-house Oratory Contest
By Monique Balie
On June 11, 2019 the Annual Oratory contest was held. The speakers showed courage taking the stage to represent their houses and delivered their speeches with passion and determination. The Junior speakers consisted of Fatima Mahoussa (Elton) who delivered a hopeful speech about making sure your friends are okay, Jihad Ravad (Eleanor) took the audience down memory lane remisinsing about our favourite cartoons and Sihlumile Mongo (Eleanor) who shared that chocolate equals happiness. Kelsey Dinie (Elton) spoke about what truly makes a hero and Musa Daweti (Elizabeth) with her topic “SHE” had a powerful delivery, Nobuhle Moyo (Elizabeth) encouraged the audience to “just do it” with her topic, Nike. Siyavuya Moyake (Eleanor) delivered a speech with her topic, Once Upon a time. The Junior winner was Musa Daweti (Elizabeth). The Senior speakers consisted of Casey Els (Elizabeth) who delivered an eye opening speech about world peace, Lisakhanya Daniels (Eleanor) said that we are all united despite our differences, Alexandra Dennis (Eleanor) shared her authentic view with her topic, Nothing is fair in love and war. Lisakhanya Maseti (Eleanor) delivered a passionate speech about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, Thimna Tshayana (Elizabeth) shared the truth of living in township and how it does not defined her future. Azraa Rockman (Elton) delivered a captivating speech with her topic, In Loving Memory. Romesa Muhammad (Elton) shared a remarkable speech about growing up, Lerise Johnson (Elton) shared a refreshing perspective on the endless ways things could go wrong. Malakhiwe Hoffman (Elizabeth) shared an empowering speech including that “women are warriors”. The senior winner was Casey Els (Elizabeth). A huge congratulations to all the speakers for their spectacular speeches. We would like to thank Miss Olwethu Mxoli for being the adjudicator. The speakers truly appreciate all the feedback they received. Thank you to Mrs Peltason, Sihlumile Majombozi, Mrs Gerber, the Media Committee, the sound and visuals team. and the Cultural Board for all the work put in before and during the event.


The Media Club is proud to present their next set of Oscars
Bilqees Vawda and Monique Balie to please come up. 
The Photography Oscar goes to Bilqees Vawda for capturing a brilliant photograph on Interact Civvies Day. She made a good use of lighting and used the playground trees as a background to capture the perfect shot. 
The Journalism Oscar goes to Monique Balie for her precise and very prompt article on the Oratory Contest.


On 13 June Riebeek hosted the annual interhouse plays. The plays were written and directed by Emihle Zweni for Elton, Noluntu Macanda for Elizabeth and Tamia Smith for Eleanor. 
The event was a huge success and we are very proud of all the performers, directors, stage assistants and technical/audio&visual teams. 
The adjudicator, Mrs Glenis Whitehead, was very impressed with all the plays and actors. 
The awards are as follows
▪ The Amanda Forest Trophy for a Dynamic Cameo Performance: Kezley Rayners
▪ The Riebeek Old Girls’ Association Cup for the best performance in a supporting role: Oyisa Busi
▪ The Margaret Bowes Cup for the Second Best Actress: Lisakhanya Maseti 
▪ The Hilton Preston Cup for the Best Actress: Fatima Mahouassa 
▪ The Erica Gillmer Cup for the Best lighting, stage effects and set arrangements: Eleanor for “Hairspray” 
▪ The Edith Dovey Award for Teamwork: Elizabeth House for “Boarding Call”
The Edith Dovey and Sherril Chaplin Cup for Best Production: Elizabeth House for “Boarding Call”
Congratulations to everyone who participated, and huge thanks to Mrs Gerber for her guidance of the Cultural Board, Busiswe Setlai for her leadership and organization in her portfolio, the media team for their coverage of the event, Mr Carlitz for his assistance with the sound and lighting crews, the cast, crews and directors of the plays and Ms Barnard for overseeing inter-house plays 2019.


Well done, Cultural Board, for their excellent work since exams ended as they multi-tasked on new applications, assisting with Oratory, helping out with the plays and planning for leadership seminar and club induction party next term.


Meet Grade 9G. This class has secured the title of inspiring class: In term 2, not a single 9G attended DT. They do their homework. They are respectful. They try their best. Be like 9G


The u/14 hockey team who have had an excellent season!


General Knowledge Results Term 2.
Top in each grade:
Grade 8: T Smith(Eleanor).
Grade 9: S MacFarlane (Elton).
Grade 10: C Peters (Elton).
Grade 11: J Craill (Elizabeth).
Grade 12: L Johnson (Elton)

Family Fun Day Festival: 20 July from 10am to 3pm. R10 per guest, u/5s and Riebeek learners free entrance.


Team: Mini Hockey
Coach: Miss van der Westhuizen
Date: Saturday 25 May 2019
A team:
Riebeek 0 - 3 Collegiate 
Riebeek 0 - 2 Bethelsdorp
Riebeek 0 - 2 Astra
B Team:
Riebeek 0 - 1 Herbert Hurd
Riebeek 0 - 2 Collegiate 
Riebeek 0 - 2 Westering
We are very proud of the ladies for their perseverance and for displaying great team spirit.
The A team won the sportsmanship award for their outstanding behaviour and helpfulness.
Gianna (A team) and Imanathi (B Team) received medals for exceptional players on the day in their respective teams. 

Mr Seale reports on senior school hockey: What an awesome weekend of hockey it was against neighbour's Brandwag.U/ 14 girls came out victorious once again and keeping the unbeaten record by beating Brandwag 4-0. Player of the match: Trune Viljoen. It was an exciting game and our girls had the upper hand in terms of attacking as well as defending. U/16 A lost 1-0 once again. They were unlucky to not be victorious as they had most of the chances in the second half. Players ofthe match: Erin Kettledas and Bernice Donkor. U/16B lost 3-1. The girls fought tooth and nail to the end but could not get the crucial goals. The 1st Team result could have gone any way. Riebeek had most of the possession as well as the most oppertunities to score but could not get that crucial goal.The girls showed so much character and maturity in the game and although Brandwag scored the winning goal in the last minute of the game, Riebeek was clearly the better team on the day in our opinion. With 3 U/14 players starting the game, it is clear that Riebeek hockey will be a force to reckon with in the future. For me, as a coach, wthe result does not really count as I've seen a huge improvement in the way the girls' game just elevated. There was great support from parents and this kept the girls going until the last minute. I cannot single out any player as the comraderie was just awesome from the start to end of the game. Well done, girls. PROUD RIEBEEK COACH 


Miss Meyers reports on Miss Mintoor’s last performance as the conductor of Riebeek College’s Junior and Senior Choir:
What a bittersweet day it was on 09 May 2019 at the College Hill Choir Festival as the girls and Miss Mintoor savoured each and every literal moment together, from the warm-ups, to the informal singing and official run-throughs. As Sihlumile Majombozi, Choir Committee head presented Miss Mintoor with a small token of their appreciation and words of gratitude and well-wishes, there wasn’t a dry eye in the Grade R Classroom of College Hill Preparatory School. With hugs of comfort and tears now officially rolling amongst the senior choir girls, they quickly had to get ready as they had to go and perform. The master of ceremony gave a special tribute to Miss Mintoor as part of the Music Family of our metro. After gracefully and passionately conducting both choirs the evening, the audience honoured Miss Mintoor with a great applause and standing ovations. Upon returning to the Grade R Classroom, in the presence of the newly appointed and introduced choir conductor of Riebeek, Mr Bradley Felkers, Miss Mintoor gave her farewell speech, once again the girls started sobbing as each choir member gave a farewell hug, accompanied by harmonious voices bidding a final farewell to Miss Mintoor.


hockey 5 may versus df malherbe 2019


Evolutio evening at the theatre: a superb production of Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Amaaraah Tiry, Kyla Harvey, Rowena Wesso, Abigail and Amber Manuel, Kelly Windskut, Neriah Fredericks and Vishani Patel attended.


Grade 8 and 9 litter voluntary clean-up on Tuesday afternoon as part of the Spirit of the College initiative.


Happy Birthday. Almost twins. Siba Nogampulo born on 14 April 2001 celebrated her birthday with close friend, Siba Mene, born on 15 April. They have shared 6 years of friendship in the same way their mothers shared a friendship in high school.


On Tuesday, 9 April, the Grade 12's were visited by Rynhardt Smidt from Kovsies (University of the Free State). The visit was extremely informative, teaching the girls about possible career choices and the APS scores needed to study in each field. The ladies learned a lot and the visiting opened them up new opportunities and the possibility of studying at Kovsies.


SPCA Cake Sale of 11 April


Grade 5


On Thursday, 11 April, the Grade 12s were visited by Pieter Botha from NMU. The ladies learned a lot about APS points needed for certain careers, the fields offered and all the exciting on campus activities. It was a great learning opportunity and the girls would like to thank Mrs Myburg for setting up the visit.


The debating club hosted an internal debate last term. The topic was “This House Supports the use of entrance exams in schools for entry into high schools”. The Senior Team (proposition) consisted of Lisa Daniels, Unathi Butsaka and Thimna Tshayana. The Junior Team (opposition) consisted of Candice Rossouw, Fatima Mohouassa and Inganathi Mantewu. Both teams spoke well and it was adjudicated by Ms Barnard and Miss Mxoli.
Lisakhanya and Candice started off the debate. Lisakhanya spoke with a calm but precise and determined manner and Candice spoke with a brilliant spark. Fatima spoke with absolute confidence and Unathi made perfect rebuttals. Next, Thimna spoken with great passion and aggression which captivated the audience. Then, Inganathi ended off the debate with a short but well-rounded speech.
It was a heated and well-spoken debate. The Junior Team won the debate and Candice Rossouw was named the best speaker. Thank you to the supporters for attending as their presence definitely boosted the speakers’ confidence.


hockey gelvan astro turf 24 april

An Open Day Junior Hockey 8-A-Side Tournament was held on Wednesday 24 April at the Gelvan Asto Turf.
Our results on the day: 
Drew vs Parsons Hill 1 - 1 Riebeek (Doné September)
Beat Harvest 0 - 2 Riebeek (Caslynn Sodien and Chané van Jaarsveld)
Lost vs Lorraine 2 - 0 Riebeek
Players of note: The goal scorers mentioned above, Angela Miles, Taytum-Paige Bosch, Poshika Ramsamy (GK) and Zanté Gouws (GK), her first-ever. We are very proud of her first performance. Well done, Zanté!
The girls enjoyed their first run of three short matches to start their season. They played very well in the first two matches. They some how lost their plot in the last match a bit. They fought hard to come back but ran out of time. This match was a good test of what's to come this season. It's a long season. Everything of the best and always give your best! Practice makes perfect!
Thank you very much to the parents who attended. Your support is much appreciated.
Thank you to Ms Gouws for the stunning pictures taken.


Easter Egg Collection for the Mula Shop

by Azraa Rockman
The Interact Club and Committee collected Easter eggs as a donation to the Mula Shop. The collection, led by Miss H. du Preez, took place in a period of two weeks and everyone from Grades 4 to 12 were more than willing to contribute to such a deserving cause. Mrs Goosen from the Mula Shop was delighted to see the amount of effort that was put into the collections. “It is truly amazing to see how much support we have from you as a school,” said Mrs Goosen. “Your kindness never goes unnoticed.”
Thank you Mrs Stear for allowing the girls to collect Easter eggs for the Mula Shop, Miss H. du Preez for assisting the Interact Committee in the Easter egg collection, and also to the Committee as a whole for encouraging the school to help. A special thank you to Mrs Goosen for visiting Riebeek to receive the donations. We hope to continue assisting the best that we can and that the Mula Shop will continue to involve our school.


top 10 in each grade 

term 1 of 2019


Term 1 2019 – Top 10
Grade 4
Ronleigh GOEDA
Chelsea-Lee HURN
Kelly-Anne O'GRADY
Shena TUTU
Grade 5
Kendyhl GEORGE
Tazz-Lynn MARKOM
Taybah SALIE
Grade 6
Yolisa CUBA
Callan ELIE
Oamagetswe JACK
Lindokuhle MBANGA
Grade 7
Tazmia Bosman
Leya Bosman
Jazlyn Crowley
Dayna Dennis
Celine Dinie
Angela Miles
Lana Peters
Poshika Ramsamy
Ashleigh Scharnick
Doné September
Rebecca Wilkinson
Grade 8
Zoë Craill
Reutloue Dunywa
Aeryn Ferreira
Ifeoma Mlotana
Jihaad Ravat
Cristin Rensburg
Salmah Salie
Samantha Seifert
Sarah- Leigh Thompson
Kamvalethu Xego
Grade 9
Liyema Banzi
Chwayita Hanabe
Fatima Mahouassa
Sarah McFarlane
Nobuhle Moyo
Amahle Ntabeni
Amy Reed
Candice Rossouw
Jameelah Sirkhotte
Kay-Leigh Wilmot
Grade 10
Kwakho Bissett
Kiara Brink
Sara Gopal
Erinn Kettledas
Kamvelihle Mgobo
Thandolwethu Ntshanyana
Hasti Pansuriya
Catilin Peters
Leah Rensburg
Asavela Sikwebu
Grade 11
Q-Lynn Davids
Karena Du Plessis
Ntombizine Goqwana
Chaneal Labercensie
Joanne Miller
Sibahle Mtyingizane
Lethabeleng Ntshiyane
Jordan Oldham
Azraa Rockman
Teneal Rudman
Ganeefa Sirkhotte
Grade 12
Olwethu Bob
Meaghan Botha
Casey Els
Amy Higgins
Lerise Johnson
Aarifah Liberty
Zeenat Lukie
Esihle Madikane
Sihlumile Majombozi
Liyabona Mgushelo
Tamia Smith

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