april 2019 renewal

The Consumer Studies Lab has new stoves and practicals are exciting for the Consumer Studies girls as it is a chance to be the first ones to use the new stoves!


staff 2019


Principal: Mrs K. Stear B.Sc.; H.D.E.
Deputy Principal: Mrs C. Snyman D.E.
Heads of Department:
Mrs S. Gerber B.A.; H.D.E.
Mrs X. Mapoma  B.A.; S.T.D.
Mrs B. Viljoen B. Ed.

Miss S. Arthur H.D.E.                                                                             

Mr A. Bacon B.Ed; SPTD                                                               

Ms K. Barnard B.A.; Hons; P.G.C.E.
Mrs G. Bean B.Sc.; H.D.E.                                                                            

Mr R. Bowles B.Ed.                                                                             

Mr A. Calitz B.A.; D.T.E; P.G.C.E.
Mr D. de Beer  B.Comm.; P.G.C.E.
Miss L. de Beer  B.Sc.; P.G.C.E.
Mrs C. du Plessis B.A.; B.Comm.; H.D.E.; F.D.E.                                                               

Miss H. du Preez B.A. Hons; H.D.E.                                                   

Miss S. du Preez B.Sc.; P.G.C.E.
Mrs H. Ferreira B. Home Ec. Ed.
Miss J. Hattingh B.Ed. Hons                       

Mrs J. James B. Comm Hons; P.G.C.E.
Miss A. Johnson H.D.E.                                                                    
Mr B. Jonas D.E.; A.C.E. Man.                                                         

Mrs C. Jonas B.Ed. Hons 
Mrs C. Kruger B.Sc. Hons                                                              

Mr B. Maschaka Dip. Music Ed.; M. Mus Hons    
Miss R. Meyers B.Ed. Hons; B.Th.                                                                                           

Miss C-J. Mintoor Dip. Music Ed.                                                      
Mrs M. Mukamuri Dip. Ed; B.A. Psych.  Hons                                                             

Mrs J. Myburg B.A.; H.D.E.
Miss K. Potgieter B.A.; P.G.C.E.
Mrs A. Peltason B.A. Hons; U.E.D.
Mrs J. Skeates D.E.3; H.D.E.
Mrs M. Stark H.D.E. (Comm.)
Mrs L. Stroebel B.A. Psych.; P.G.C.E.                                               
Miss N. Tetani B.A. ; PGCE                                                                   

Mr K. Weidemann B.A.; P.G.C.E.
Administrative Staff:
Credit Controller: Mrs J. Frost
Bursar: Mrs D. Barnard  B.Comm.                                                              

Administrative Secretary and
Management Team: Mrs D. Nel                                                             

Reception Secretary:  Mrs L. Boscombe 
Estate Manager:  Mr A. Reynolds            

Senior Foreman: Mr P.N. David                     

Sports Co-ordinator: Mr S. Seale
Interns: Miss O. Mxoli, Miss S. Klaas
General Staff:
Miss M. Gqomo
Mr L. Johnson
Miss G. Ngxonono
Mr E. Plaatjies
Mr J. David                                                                            

Miss Y. Booi
Hostel Superintendent:
Mrs A. Peltason

Hostel Matrons:
Mrs L. Moss
Mrs J. Sandells
General Hostel Staff:
Mrs E. Landu
Miss N. J. Mgwanqa
Mrs B. Ratsibe
Tuckshop Co-ordinator: Mrs E Zeelie
Clothing Shop: Mrs D. Evert, Mrs N. du Plessis
Examination Invigilators:                                    

Mrs M. Kosaber, Mrs R. Alberts                                                                                       
Consulting Psychologist:                                                                

Miss Nerine Loock BA Hons (Biokinetics;                                                

MA (Counselling Psychology)
Choir Conductor: Mr B. Felkers Dip. Mus.ED. ATCL

carol service

Our 70th Annual Carol Service will be taking place the 27th of November at 18h00. 
This always promises to be a spectacular event with beautiful music played and sung. 
It creates a lovely atmosphere leading up to the festive season and is a perfect way to end off 2019. 
So don't miss out. Only 500 tickets available.   
Tickets are sold at a standard rate of R20 a ticket. Please note that no tickets will be sold the night of Carols. 
Junior school learners can purchase tickets from their register class teacher. 
High school learners and parents can purchase tickets from Mrs Frost during office hours. 


Keely-Ann Maritz and Fatima Mahouassa at the1st B Age Group Gala & EC Schools Trials Gala swimming the 50m Backstroke. The girls were accompanied by Miss de Beer.

Meet the stunning Grade 4s who washed down all the Grade 12 tables so the desks will be spotless for next week's exams.


We received feedback from Mr Terblanche from Brandwag, co-ordinator of the annual high school learners' Kruger Park Tour: "During the recent September holidays, I had the pleasure of accompanying learners from Riebeek College under the good supervision of Miss Meyers on my annual Kruger Park National Park Tour. It gives me great pleasure to report that the Riebeek College learners behaved impeccably at all times and their behaviour was exemplary, so much so that other tour members commended them for their good manners."


The u/14 hockey team was named Team of the Season 2019 after a phenomenal season.This team have improved so much in all aspects on and of the field.They have lost 1 and drew 1 game in the season. What an exciting team to watch as they are motivated disciplined and hard-working .A big thank you to Miss Klassen, the coach, for the hard work and effort she put into the season The girls showed that they will be a difficult team to beat in the future.Congratulations to all the girls on their achievement and good luck for 2020 season.A huge thank you to Marlin George of Extreme Marine and Sport for sponsoring the medals for the Team of the Year.


The Grade 6s visited the VW AutoPovilion. This outing forms part of the NSTECH curriculum as it introduces them to how a car, the Polo Vivo, in particular, is built at the Uitenhage Plant. The girls had lots of fun experimenting with different parts in the simulation section. They rounded off their outing with a tour of the factory.


The following grade 12 learners took part in a Maths Literacy tutoring programme organised by the Dept of Education. They spent their afternoons assisting learners from other schools in the area, preparing them for their final exams. The girls said they thoroughly enjoyed the tutoring, and enjoyed meeting new grade 12s. They were happy to assist and provide useful notes to their groups, and said that it actually helped them with their own studying, because as they taught the work, they were revising it too. The girls were Carish Dolf, Zezethu Mtirara, Busisiwe Setlai, Gabrielle Ownhouse and Liyabona Mgushelo. Mrs Stroebel would like to thank these girls for giving of their time to help; she is very proud of them!


Mrs Stear will be in China for an international principals' conference. We wish her safe travels.


Riebeek Quiz Afternoon
By Candice Rossouw
The Riebeek Quiz event was hosted on 4 October by the Quiz committee of 2020. This was a way of getting Riebeek girls together for an exhilarating afternoon of interaction and teamwork which ties in perfectly with this year's theme which is, "We all stand together".
The afternoon began with the Quiz committee welcoming the groups present. The groups have definitely gone all out when it came to decor and costumes thus representing their group's theme well. Special mention has to be made of The Princesses which consisted of Miss Hattingh and some of the matrics. The dressed to impress in their matric farewell dresses and their eloquent table decor. An ice breaker proposed by Quiz Head of 2020, Mohiba Natha, set the tone for the afternoon as it warmed the groups up for what was awaiting them.
There is nothing like great teamwork and the various groups proved that when it came to answering the varying sections of questions. There were intervals in between the sections of questions and this gave the group members the opportunity to interact with each other. Afterwards, it was back to the drawing board for the teams.
The atmosphere of the event was heart-warming and electrifying as one could witness the evident teamwork. However, it was still a competition and each group was determined to win!
At the end of the event, the winners were announced and awards were given to the winners. The award for Best Decor was won by The Princesses for their impeccable table decorations.
The overall winners of the afternoon were:
1st: Grand Slam Sporties, consisting of Amahle Ntabeni, Zenande Daniels, Carly Erasmus and Linathi Stuurman.
2nd: The Princesses, consisting of Monique Balie, Amy Schambril, Amee Exford, Casey Els and Miss Hattingh.
3rd: The Geeks, consisting of Siyanda Makalima, Iviwe Majweta, Aluve Ndlovu and Ntabiseng Jonga.
The event was a great success and we appreciate those who contributed in every way possible to this event. A huge thank you goes to the Quiz committee of 2020 for organising the event so well and for their endless hours of effort into making sure that this event was a success; Mr Bowles for assisting the committee in various aspects; the girls who assisted the committee in setting up the event; the groups who attended the event and participated so enthusiastically.


A portrait to be handed out at prize-giving was found to be awol. Meet the intrepid team appointed as detectives to solve the case of the missing portrait. They drew up an identikit, questioned individuals, followed various leads and traced the whereabouts of the portrait. That's the Riebeek spirit!


Mrs Stevens visited Riebeek.. There was great excitement!


Our U/13 junior tennis team played in a mixed doubles fixture at Muir. It was their 1st game where they competed against another school as well as playing mixed doubles with our Brother school, Muir College. Awesome performance from the girls against the experienced Charlo team.

cultivate session - term 4

Miss R. Meyers reports on the educational Cultivate Session presented by three of our very own girls that focused on the Islamic Faith. 
Fatima Mahouassa gave a brief introduction on the Islamic faith, specifically the 5 pillars of Islam. She also showed us a short informational video on the Islam faith.
Mohiba Natha spoke about some of the misconceptions, stereotypes and myths with regards to Muslims. 
Bilqees Vawda shared on her personal journey as a Muslim girl.
These aspiring girls were the coordinators of this cultivate session and shared their faith with great passion, convictions and realness. 
the aim of this session was to inform our girls grade 4 to 11 about the essence of the Islamic faith, providing leaners with a platform to ask questions freely and learn more about the Islamic faith.
As each presenter shared on their living narrative their journey of growing in their faith sharing on their challenges and aspiring to create a platform where Muslim girls can connect with one another.
Thank you to our presenters and all who attended. 


The Grade 5C class enjoyed a lovely morning at Elands Nusery. Each girl was given the opportunity to plant a rosemary plant to take home and nurture.



Riebeek is very proud of the three Grade 9 learners who entered for the ATKV – Junior Afrikaanse Olimpiade. They are Candice Rossouw, Megan Potgieter and Kay-Leigh Wilmot. The national ave- rage obtained in this examination was 60%, but our three learners` average for this examination was 80,66%. Candice was placed jointly first in the Eastern Cape and jointly ninth nationally. She received a cash price for coming first in the Eastern Cape. Megan was placed jointly seventh in the Eastern Cape. Well done, girls.

The Herald reporters visited our matrics to find out how their first exam went. The girls were happy to share their exam preparation methods.




The Moms who Pray group gave each matric a biscuit and inspirational message for their exams.


Azraa Rockman, 2020 Head Girl, has been chosen to attend Die Burger Youth Leaders’ Conference in Cape Town from 6 to 12 December 2019. The conference is presented by Die Burger in collaboration with the Western Cape Education Department.
Only 25 girls and 25 boys in the Cape Province are selected annually.
The conference delegates will be visiting various places of interest. They will be addressed by various prominent speakers. Delegates will be actively involved in the conference, debating certain issues and delivering short speeches.
The theme of the conference is “ Die Jeug se inspraak in hulle toekoms .”
Mrs Snyman wrote, "We know that Azraa, as an ambassador for Riebeek College, will certainly make a positive contribution to this conference and make this unique opportunity a memorable moment in her year of leadership."




We received this note of appreciation from the SPCA in response to the donation of over R40 000 made this year by Riebeek:
"The are no words adequate enough to let you know how grateful we are to the Riebeek College Family for their incredible generosity and continued support of the SPCA.
Knowing that young people out there are being encouraged to support animal welfare and are aware of the challenges and responsibility of society to the needs of the animals in our community,
is just amazing, greatly appreciated and priceless!
THANK YOU so much for your kind words - your support means the world to us.
I shall send an official letter of thanks very shortly.
Yours in animal welfare"


Grade 9 Spirit of the College - 14 October: Busy Bee certificates: Kay van Niekerk, and Aluve Ndlovu, Nthabiseng Jonga received Spirit pf the College Certificate and Siyanda Makalima and Mohiba Natha received Spirit Badges and certificates


Day of the Boss


best in the district

Best Mathematics and Business Studies marks in the district in 2018 Gr 12 NSC examinations! Thank you to our EDO, Mr Balie, for presenting the certificates today.


going green

On the 16th of October, the Going Green club hosted their first ever workshop on The Journey Of Plastic. The Going Green Head of Committee, Bilqees Vawda, educated those present on the life cycle of plastic, how to use less plastic and the impact of plastic usage on the environment. Thank you to Miss S. Du Preez for allowing the Going Green club to host the workshop, Bilqees Vawda for presenting, and all who attended the first of many fantastic Going Green workshops.


The Eastern Province Writers' Cup for Poetry is awarded to Romesa Muhammed for her body of work.


EP and SA reps


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