Class of 1993 

25 year reunion

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FOUNDER'S DAY LATEST UPDATE

Please share this email with the ladies of the reunion groups.
The due date/deadline for payment for the reunion lunch is 26 April at 10am.
A reminder of the lunch payments: Old Girls’ Lunch at the Uitenhage Golf Club at 12.30 for 1. R160.
(Lunch at the Golf Club normally takes up a good part of the day as the ladies seem to like the venue for extended chats.) Three course meal. Reunion groups are especially requested to attend. Make a payment with the reference being your surname followed by year of your reunion group. Proof of payment MUST be forwarded to bursar@riebeekcollege.co.za along with any seating, dietary requests, maiden name/ married name and class year. Do cc your reunion co-ordinator when confirming payment.
SCHOOL BANK DETAILS:
ACCOUNT NAME: RIEBEEK COLLEGE GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 539 712 843 52
BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK, UITENHAGE
BRANCH CODE: 210 316
REFERENCE: SURNAME, REUNION YEAR EG SMITH’77/ZUMA’07
 
Sadly, we are unable to host a Hockey Festival on Saturday 5 May and this means we are not able to host your group on that day.  We do hope the ladies will find something fun to do on Saturday, nonetheless. 
 
Please remember to email a few photographs of your school days, if possible, and to have a look at the list of requests for reunion co-ordinators:
Collect all the particulars of the Class with first names maiden names and married names (if applicable) and email addresses and then indicating on the list who is attending and who is not, who is coming from far and any information about the Old Girls that could be interesting to share with the school.  Please email the following information to jrgerber@isat.co.za:  photographs; names of those who have passed away between May 2017 and May 2018 (not necessarily from your class: first name, maiden name, surname, year of matriculating); names of  those who have travelled far, those who have passed away from your class and any special messages of goodwill or greetings from your reunion groups; a list of any special memories of your school years to include in our speeches, names of those attending. This can be sent in stages as you collate your information. 
3. Help us to keep a check on the numbers for each table at the lunch by asking the girls to let you know when they have paid and to let you know too of any special dietary or seating requests made so we can be sure your table is well organised for the reunion lunch.
We do ask that the reunion co-ordinator provide us with a list of those attending lunch with the following details so we can cross check our information
Class of __________
Number at table: _________
Name, Maiden Name, Married Name of Each person at table
Payment made confirmed
Any dietary requests
Any special seating requests in terms of other guests sitting with you
4.  Collect photographs (scanned in for digital versions) for sending to me; and create the posters for the boards for display in the foyer on Founder's Day.  A display for the foyer is required.  The measurements of our black boards are 1.37m (height) by 900cm (width) and we have larger white trestles that measure 1.2 m(width)  by 1.8 m (height).  Attached please find examples of the boards and posters.  After the assembly, you are welcome to take the posters down to keep or you can leave it with us for the school archives.
4. Be the cheerleader for the group begging and persuading ladies to attend Founder's Day.
5. We urge all our Old Girls to use the MY SCHOOL CARD and to have Riebeek as a beneficiary.  MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is one of South Africa's biggest fundraising programmes and allows you to make a difference, just by shopping. Every time you use your card at any of the partner stores they'll give back a percentage of your purchase value, on your behalf, to Riebeek at absolutely no cost to you!  Get your free card today. Every swipe counts!  You can apply online at https://www.myschool.co.za/supporter/apply.  Partner outlets include Altech Netstar, Cartridge Recycling: greenOFFICE, Engen, kalahari.com, MegaMobi, MySchool Holidays, Power24.co.za, Reggies, Toys R Us, Waltons, Woolworths, Woolworths Rewards.
6. Encourage the ladies to LIKE and SHARE our posts on the official Riebeek facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RiebeekCollege  (look for the badge as the icon)
7. Encourage the ladies to visit our website. Please visit Riebeek at our website https://www.riebeekcollege.co.za
8. We will require your assistance in making sure that the official photograph is taken. 
9.  We request that you arrange name badges for the ladies in your reunion group.  A table will be set up at the student centre (next to the hockey fields) where you could place your name tags and distribute them.
10.  Please do share your excitement for the day and your comments and reflections of the day by posting on our facebook page under the Founder’s Day posts. 
11.  Ladies who did not matriculate with the class but attended school with the class are welcome to be part of the reunion group.
12.  Reunion groups who wish to make a donation to the school should contact Mrs Stear to discuss a specific item or could make a financial donation to Mrs Stear for her to allocate the funds to a project on our list.
We are always looking for reading books for our library. Your group could all attempt to collect books (second hand) from friends and family to donate over Founder’s Day weekend – it would be so appreciated!
13. After the event, we ask for a school magazine article from you about the reunion and your school memories, some photographs form any follow up reunions you had over the weekend and assistance with the caption for the official photograph (which will be emailed to you).  This would be required by 1 JUNE. 
16.  Note that copies of magazines of your year (if available) and other years are sold at the school on the day of the reunion for R100 each or with a discount for purchases of a few magazines.
17. Here are the links to our social media platforms and attached is a poster of the links. Do encourage the Old Girls to like, follow, join as more Founder’s Day hype and information will appear there periodically.
https://www.facebook.com/RiebeekCollege/
https://www.youtube.com/c/RiebeekMediaTeam
https://www.riebeekcollege.co.za
https://instagram.com/riebeek_college_girlshigh
http://www.school-communicator.com/downloads
18. You can also collect questionaires from the ladies for possible inclusion in the school magazine and you could use bits and pieces of them to make up a MEMORIES BOOK in print or digital version to share with your grade (please give us a copy for our archives) - see attached possible questionnaire but you can create your own with these possible questions.  It is also available to fill in on our website.
Name of Old Girl:            
Surname of Old Girl:      
Maiden Surname (if married):
Year Matriculated or year you would have matriculated at Riebeek if you had left school to go elsewhere:           
Did you study further after school?  (Where, what and when):
Where do you work and what is your profession, job title, position?  Tell us a  bit about your career path, highs and lows professionally.
Are you married?  When did you marry?  What is your husband’s name AND what is his profession?
Are you a mother?  If so, what are your children’s names and ages as at 1 December 2018:
Tell us a bit about yourself, your hobbies, your life:
What lessons did you learn at Riebeek?
What are some of your memories of Riebeek?
Which of the values of Riebeek have you kept throughout your life?
Which Riebeek OLD GIRL/ TEACHER had the greatest impact on you and how/why?
 
We are looking forward to seeing you.
Warm Riebeek Regards
Sandra Gerber
On behalf of Mrs Kieran Stear, principal
 

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“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” (Nelson Mandela)
Riebeek College proudly celebrates her 141th year and her 30th Founder’s Day in 2018: the year of her Ubuntu theme with Riebeek’s Mandela Legacy Project to commemorate the Mandela centenary year: Mandela100@Riebeek100 acts of kindness
“The best antiques to collect are old friends. Nothing is as comfortable as an old friend. The essence of nostalgia is an awareness that what has been will never be again. A trip to nostalgia now and then is good for the spirit.  Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.”
Here is all the information you need for organising your perfect high school reunion.  Please do make an effort to visit the school on Saturday morning – it is our junior hockey festival and we are working hard on putting together a programme that will be great for our Old Girls.  It being our 30th Founder’s Day we would love our reunion groups to return on the Saturday – maybe with husbands, children – to visit with us some more.
 
The reunion will be on Friday 4 May and it will include a lunch – we request that the official reunion groups attend this lunch and not organise separate ones.  On Saturday 5 May there will be a hockey festival and market at our school and we request the attendance of your group at this. 
 
Invitation and Programme
The Principal and Staff of  Riebeek College Girls’ High School  invite you to join them in celebrating their Founder’s Day on Friday 4  May. All past pupils of Riebeek are invited to attend all the events of the day, with the reunion groups especially requested to attend. Our Old Girls did not have to matriculate with their class to be part of their reunion group.  Reunion groups are also especially requested to attend the lunch.
The traditional hockey match between the School’s First Team and an Old Girls’ Team will be played at 08:15 on the College Field.  Tea will be served in the Beehive Student Centre at 09:30 and the official reunion photographs will be taken between 9.30 and 10 on the stands at the hockey field.  There will be a special assembly at 10:30 in the Sholto McIntyre Hall.  There will be an Old Girls’ Lunch at the Uitenhage Golf Club at 12.30 for 1.
 
We are thrilled to announce that the guest speaker for this 30th Founder’s Day is none other than the FOUNDER of FOUNDER’S DAY – Mrs Natalie Stear, principal of Riebeek College 1988-2000, and a celebrated, inspiring and remarkable lady of substance.
 
Lunch:  There will be an Old Girls’ Lunch at the Uitenhage Golf Club at 12.30 for 1. R160.
(Lunch at the Golf Club normally takes up a good part of the day as the ladies seem to like the venue for extended chats.) Three course meal. Reunion groups are especially requested to attend. Make a payment with the reference being your surname followed by year of your reunion group. Proof of payment MUST be forwarded to bursar@riebeekcollege.co.za along with any seating, dietary requests, maiden name/ married name and class year. Do cc your reunion co-ordinator when confirming payment.
SCHOOL BANK DETAILS:
ACCOUNT NAME: RIEBEEK COLLEGE GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 539 712 843 52
BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK, UITENHAGE
BRANCH CODE: 210 316
REFERENCE: SURNAME, REUNION YEAR EG SMITH’77/ZUMA’07
 

  1. We are very excited about the Saturday programme.  In the morning there will a hockey festival and a school fete with some stalls and entertainment. This is a great day to bring children along to, as there will be a jumping castle.  There are lovely items on sale too so tummies will be full. We are also looking at further exciting events on the day.  Please do save the date and include it in your planning.
  2. As far as recommendations go for the rest of the reunion weekend go, I know that many of the ladies have opted for one or some of these options:

-              Sundowners after the Golf Club lunch at a beachfront venue on the Friday
-              A get together at someone’s house for a bring and braai in the evening with spouses and/or children (some prefer to do this on the Saturday night so as to not have the Friday be too full)
-              A Saturday evening function at a restaurant, generally in Port Elizabeth
-              Some groups book a venue for a Saturday late afternoon/evening function or make a booking at a place suitable for a large group. 
-              Very few have any functions on the Sunday morning although a breakfast at The Grass Roof may be quite nice.
-              Some ladies have a tea and cake get together on the Saturday and we really hope you will do that at our school on Saturday morning.
 
General information and Requests for reunion co-ordinators

  1. Please promote the hockey festival to your group.  We are excited that our annual Hockey Festival will be on 5 May and hope that the Old Girls will support. 
  2. Collect all the particulars of the Class with first names maiden names and married names (if applicable) and email addresses and then indicating on the list who is attending and who is not, who is coming from far and any information about the Old Girls that could be interesting to share with the school.  Please email the following information to jrgerber@isat.co.za:  photographs; names of those who have passed away between May 2017 and May 2018 (not necessarily from your class: first name, maiden name, surname, year of matriculating); names of  those who have travelled far, those who have passed away from your class and any special messages of goodwill or greetings from your reunion groups; a list of any special memories of your school years to include in our speeches, names of those attending. This can be sent in stages as you collate your information. 
  3. Help us to keep a check on the numbers for each table at the lunch by asking the girls to let you know when they have paid and to let you know too of any special dietary or seating requests made so we can be sure your table is well organised for the reunion lunch.

We do ask that the reunion co-ordinator provide us with a list of those attending lunch with the following details so we can cross check our information
Class of __________
Number at table: _________
Name, Maiden Name, Married Name of Each person at table
Payment made confirmed
Any dietary requests
Any special seating requests in terms of other guests sitting with you

  1. Collect photographs (scanned in for digital versions) for sending to me; and create the posters for the boards for display in the foyer on Founder's Day.  A display for the foyer is required.  The measurements of our black boards are 1.37m (height) by 900cm (width) and we have larger white trestles that measure 1.2 m(width)  by 1.8 m (height).  Attached please find examples of the boards and posters.  After the assembly, you are welcome to take the posters down to keep or you can leave it with us for the school archives.
  2. Be the cheerleader for the group begging and persuading ladies to attend Founder's Day.
  3. We urge all our Old Girls to use the MY SCHOOL CARD and to have Riebeek as a beneficiary.  MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is one of South Africa's biggest fundraising programmes and allows you to make a difference, just by shopping. Every time you use your card at any of the partner stores they'll give back a percentage of your purchase value, on your behalf, to Riebeek at absolutely no cost to you!  Get your free card today. Every swipe counts!  You can apply online at https://www.myschool.co.za/supporter/apply.  Partner outlets include Altech Netstar, Cartridge Recycling: greenOFFICE, Engen, kalahari.com, MegaMobi, MySchool Holidays, Power24.co.za, Reggies, Toys R Us, Waltons, Woolworths, Woolworths Rewards.
  4. Encourage the ladies to LIKE and SHARE our posts on the official Riebeek facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RiebeekCollege (look for the badge as the icon)
  5. Encourage the ladies to visit our website. Please visit Riebeek at our website https://www.riebeekcollege.co.za
  6. We will require your assistance in making sure that the official photograph is taken. 
  7. We request that you arrange name badges for the ladies in your reunion group.  A table will be set up at the student centre (next to the hockey fields) where you could place your name tags and distribute them.
  8. Please do share your excitement for the day and your comments and reflections of the day by posting on our facebook page under the Founder’s Day posts. 
  9. Ladies who did not matriculate with the class but attended school with the class are welcome to be part of the reunion group.
  10. Reunion groups who wish to make a donation to the school should contact Mrs Stear to discuss a specific item or could make a financial donation to Mrs Stear for her to allocate the funds to a project on our list.

We are always looking for reading books for our library. Your group could all attempt to collect books (second hand) from friends and family to donate over Founder’s Day weekend – it would be so appreciated!

  1. After the event, we ask for a school magazine article from you about the reunion and your school memories, some photographs form any follow up reunions you had over the weekend and assistance with the caption for the official photograph (which will be emailed to you).  This would be required by 1 JUNE. 
  2. Note that copies of magazines of your year (if available) and other years are sold at the school on the day of the reunion for R100 each or with a discount for purchases of a few magazines.
  3. Here are the links to our social media platforms and attached is a poster of the links. Do encourage the Old Girls to like, follow, join as more Founder’s Day hype and information will appear there periodically.

https://www.facebook.com/RiebeekCollege/
https://www.youtube.com/c/RiebeekMediaTeam
https://www.riebeekcollege.co.za
https://instagram.com/riebeek_college_girlshigh
http://www.school-communicator.com/downloads

  1. You can also collect questionaires from the ladies for possible inclusion in the school magazine and you could use bits and pieces of them to make up a MEMORIES BOOK in print or digital version to share with your grade (please give us a copy for our archives) - see attached possible questionnaire but you can create your own with these possible questions.  It is also available to fill in on our website.

Name of Old Girl:            
Surname of Old Girl:      
Maiden Surname (if married):
Year Matriculated or year you would have matriculated at Riebeek if you had left school to go elsewhere:           
Did you study further after school?  (Where, what and when):
Where do you work and what is your profession, job title, position?  Tell us a  bit about your career path, highs and lows professionally.
Are you married?  When did you marry?  What is your husband’s name AND what is his profession?
Are you a mother?  If so, what are your children’s names and ages as at 1 December 2017:
Tell us a bit about yourself, your hobbies, your life:
What lessons did you learn at Riebeek?
What are some of your memories of Riebeek?
Which of the values of Riebeek have you kept throughout your life?
Which Riebeek OLD GIRL/ TEACHER had the greatest impact on you and how/why?
 
We are looking forward to seeing you.
Warm Riebeek Regards
Sandra Gerber
On behalf of Mrs Kieran Stear, principal
 
 
 

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