List of Prizegiving Awards

Junior Sports Awards



The Bev MacDonald Floating Trophy for a Promising Student in Physical Education


McIntyre Trophy for Physical Education (Awarded to a Grade 4 or Grade 5 pupil for enthusiastic participation


Dr De Groot Trophy for Primary Physical Education (Awarded to a Grade 6 or 7 pupil for enthusiastic participation)


The McPherson Cup for Inter-Class Physical Education


The Marilyn Woods Trophy (Awarded to a Promising Hockey Player in the Primary School)

The Primary Hockey Trophy (For Sportsmanship and Team Spirit


The Primary Hockey Cup (Awarded to a player who displays enthusiasm and determination for this sport)


The U/14 Hockey Cup (The Brennan Trophy. Awarded to a promising player in Grade 5)


The Sally de Beer Trophy (For the most improved Grade 4 mini-hockey player)


The Sandra Janeke Trophy (Awarded to a Promising Forward Player in the Junior School 1st Team)


The Iris Vaghi Trophy (Awarded to a Promising Defence Player in the Junior School 1st Team)


The Corrie Abbott Cup (for Junior Inter-Grade Tennis)

The Junior U/12 Singles Champion


The Junior U/12 Doubles Champions


The Junior Open Singles Champion


The Junior Open Doubles Champions


The Vivienne Druce Cup (for a promising tennis player in the Junior School)


The McIntyre Tennis Trophy (for enthusiasm and Determination)


Iris Myburg Junior Inter-House Shield


Matt Thurley Award (for a promising beginner)



Junior Special Awards


Choir Awards (3 years participation) 


Choir Awards (4 years participation)


The S.P.C.A. Inter-Class Trophy (Betty Lynch Trophy)


The Van Vuuren Award (For the Best Speaker in the Primary Oratory Contest in Grade 4 and Grade 5)


The Beryl Van Heerden Cup (For the Best Speaker in the Oratory Contest in Grade 6 and Grade 7)


The Most Helpful and Courteous Class Award


Pennacchini Trophy (Senior General Knowledge)


The Rosebowl (Junior General Knowledge Award)


The Reich Xhosa Cup (This is presented to the most diligent pupil whose First Language is not Xhosa)


The Janette Trophy (for Junior Bilingualism)


The Dodd Trophy (for Senior Bilingualism)


The Junior Inter-Standard Scholarship Cup


Junior Premier Awards


Prizes for Full Attendance throughout the Primary School


The Beryl Van Heerden Memorial Cup (For Sustained Effort in Grade 7)


The Mayor’s Trophy (For the Best All-Rounder in Grade 7)


The Molly Sellick Cup (Awarded to an Outstanding Prefect in Grade 7)


The Spirit Award


The Sheryl Moore Trophy (For Good Fellowship in Grade 7)

The Ambassador Award and a Prize Donated by GEM Schoolwear (awarded to a pupil in Grade 7 for her appearance, deportment, conduct, courtesy, enthusiasm, academic qualities and extra-mural activities)


The Head Prefect’s Award


The Deputy Head Prefect’s Award


The Primary School Dux 



Senior Sports Awards


Senior Hockey Trophy (To a player who shows determination and enthusiasm)

Lynn Black Trophy (Sportsmanship and Team Spirit)

Doug Smith Cup (An improved hockey player

Graetz Cup (An outstanding hockey player

Vaghi Award


 U/14 Singles

U/14 Doubles

Russon Cup (u/16 Singles)

Harvey Cup (u/16 Doubles)

Dorothy Dodd Cup (Open Singles)

Most Enthusiastic Player


Gillmer Trophy (u/14 50m Breaststroke)

Dick Cherrington Cup (u/14 50m Freestyle)

Elliot Cup (u/19 50m Freestyle)


Sports Woman of the Year

Senior Special Awards


Choir (5 years service to the school choir)

All Rounders


Deportment Awards

Joey van Zyl Cup (A well-groomed girl)

Deportment Cup


Academic Colours

Academic Honours


Couldridge Cup (Grade Scholarship)


Alison Miller Painting (Best Grade Performance in English Home Language)


A Hugo Naudé Print (Best Grade Performance in Xhosa Home Language)


Maskew Miller Trophy (Best Grade Performance in Afrikaans First Additional Language)


Head Prefects Award

Deputy Head Prefects Award


Head of Hostel Award


Chief Librarian’s Award


Theresa Mowatt Floating Trophy (Head of SCA)


Pennachini Trophy (General Knowledge)


Sally Potgieter Cup (Creative Writing)


EP Writers Club Trophy (for poetry)


Marlene Plumstead Trophy (Bilingualism: English and Afrikaans)


Stear Floating Trophy (Best Performance: English and Xhosa)


Natalie Stear Debating Trophy

Communicator’s Award


Junior Oratory Cup

Senior Oratory Cup




Senior Premier Awards


House Scholarship Cup (The House with the Best Academic Performance in Grades 4-12)


R D Elliot Shield (To the House that gained most points in all cultural, sport and academic activities in Grades 8-12)


JJ Albertyn Prize (The top academic performer at the end of Grade 10 in 2009)


Bokkie Human Trophy (The top academic performer in Grade 11 in 2012)


Anna Ofsowitz Award (The top academic performer in Grade 12 in 2012)


Kate Wilmot Trust (Awarded to a Christian leader studying further)


The Hutton Cup (Participation in Junior Secondary School Life)


Nicky De Groot Memorial Trophy (Best All Round Contribution in Grades 8-10)


Yerelemou Award (Participation in Senior School Life, awarded to a Grade 11 learner)


School Spirit Cup (Excluding a prefect and any first team player)


Rotary Cup (Awarded to a girl whose endeavours best exemplifies the Rotary motto, Service Above Self)


Rae Roup Memorial Trophy (Service to the school, excluding the head girl)


Cathy Simpson Trophy (Unsolicited service to the school, excluding a prefect)


Vivian Strydom Cup (Contribution to Cultural Activities)


Mayor’s Trophy (Best All Rounder in Grade 12) 


Panagis Trophy (Exceptional Contribution to a Cultural Activity at school)


Mayor Kopo Award (Community Service) 


Yvette Hunter Memorial Trophy (Courage and Commitment in caring for animals and people)


Young Trophy (For strength in adversity)


John Jooste Trophy (Exceptional Achievement) 


School Dux


The Good Fellowship Cup


Principal’s Award


latest headlines at riebeek:

Grade 8 orientation 2018

BY Mrs R. Meyers

On Wednesday, 17th January the Grade 8s were officially welcomed into our school with a 2 hour orientation programme presented by  Miss R. Meyers (Grade 8 Grade Head and 8C Register Teacher), Mrs J. Myburg (8G Register Teacher), Mrs H. Ferreira (8R Register Teacher) and Mrs K. Stear (Principal).
The presentation was interactive with the purpose of informing the Grade 8s of the rules and regulations of our school, the Riebeek way of life and to prepare them on a practical basis for the transition from junior to senior school.
Amongst the topics discussed were: “How to achieve academic success”; “Conflict resolution in the classroom”; “The power of peer pressure”; and “The importance of extra-curricular activities”.
Mrs Stear also spoke to the girls about our new initiative called “Spirit of the College”, this initiative encourages learners to participate in school activities and to be part of  Riebeek life. The school’s vision for 2018 was also shared: “Ubuntu”. We explained to the girls that we would like our school to be a place where our interactions are based on our inter-connectivity, where the Riebeek Tribe practice compassion, kindness, generosity, respect, honesty and conscious awareness and asked them assist in achieving and sustaining our goals because Riebeek is a special place with a great spirit.
We would like to thank Mrs K. Stear, Mrs S. Gerber, Miss R. Meyers, Mrs J. Myburg and Mrs H. Ferreira for their immaculate input in ensuring that the Grade 8 orientation programme would be a huge success, and it was. Lastly, WE would like to thank the Grade 8s of 2018 for their amazing school spirit, being hopeful and excited to start their high school careers. May your new journey at Riebeek College be far and beyond what you imagined.

 January 21, 2018
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peter Pan team building

BY Drew MInter

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.

 January 21, 2018
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Sport and Society - an introduction

BY By Sinovuyo Madlavu

The annual Sports and Societies’ Fair was a wonderful way to start off the Riebeek cultural calendar. It is always amazing to see the excitement throughout the high school during this event. Sports and Societies’ fair is used as a platform to promote all the different clubs and sports in the school and to encourage learners to become more involved. This year, we are excited to announce the introduction of 2 new sports – volleyball and netball, as well as 2 new clubs – Band and Chess. We are also starting a grade 8 initiative called, the “Spirit of the College”. This was brought in to involve the younger grades more in extra mural school life, as most club committees can only be joined from Grade 10. Spirit of the College is a way for the Grade 8s to get recognition for their contribution and participation in societies and school life. There are several rewards for this participation; the highest of these being awarded a “Spirit of the College” badge that learners may keep until matric. There are truly no downsides to being involved at Riebeek!  This will help girls when they apply for committees to prove that they have shown an interest and deserve to be considered for committees and for awards. The heads of societies are congratulated on the decor of their tables and their ability to answer hundreds of questions in a short time. With 18 societies and 6 sports (including Chess), there is something for everyone!

 January 21, 2018
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