Results and thanks of the Buzz Talent Show: Miss Meyers, the Drama Society teacher in-charge, announced the winners. The second runner-up in the Junior category was Avuya Mkoko and Alitha Made who sang exceptionally together. The first runner-up in the Junior category was Hope Ruiters whose dance moves impressed all and proved that dynamite comes in small packages. The overall winner in the Junior category was Amy Fischer, Lulibo Sam and Shia Jansen whose dance performance set the stage alight. The second runner-up In the Senior category was Musa Daweti whose heavenly voice was one to remember for ages to come. The first runner-up was Sarah-Leigh Thompson whose gymnastics and interpretative dancing was creative and exposed us to the different styles of dancing that we thought could never be amalgamated in such a beautiful way. The overall winner in the Senior category was Ballerina Skippers whose powerful and soothing voice sent shivers down the spines of the crowd. 
The Riebeek Buzz Talent Show was a great success. A huge thank you to Miss Meyers for organising the event; Mrs Stear for supporting the Drama Society in this initiative by approving it; the Drama Society for all their hard work and effort; Mr Macshaka for his valuable input; Mr Felkers for adjudicating and delivering valubable help and input; and the people who attended the Talent Show.

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The Grade 5's did a role play about littering. They enjoyed it. We have some budding young actresses in the wings...

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Eleanor girls and staff decided that for their annual house day, they wanted to raise funds for Dano Swart, a fellow Grade 12 learner from Brandwag, who was badly injured during a rugby match. Our guest speaker, Ms Nerine Loock, is well-known to all at Riebeek, as our school psychologist. She is also involved with Dano, as she is his rugby team’s physiotherapist. Ms. Loock gave an uplifting talk about living in the moment and not taking anything for granted. Eleanor house captain, Maceyla van Huyssteen, proudly handed over a cheque of R3 326 to Dano’s rugby coach, who joined our assembly on behalf of Dano and his family. The Eleanor matrics and staff worked tirelessly to raise as much as we possibly could in the two weeks we had before our house assembly. Our emoji favours were a huge success, and Maceyla van Huyssteen won the prize for buying the most, a whopping 150! Megan MacGorman and Gabriella Hardman won prizes for accumulating the second most favours. We also had a “guess the number of jellybeans in the jar” competition, and this was won by Liyabona Mgushelo, who was spot on with her guess of 789! Mrs Stroebel is extremely proud of all the hard work put in by all the Eleanor girls, and very thankful that everyone supported our house so generously.

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The U16A team beat Kirkwood 3-0. Well done to all the girls for a spirited and energetic effort today! A special mention of Sarah McFarlane who scored a hat trick.
The player of the the match is Musa Dyweti who played with a die-hard attitude.

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Grade 8s on train with their principal.

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Media Workshop: The ABC of writing
By Candice Rossouw
A media workshop, The ABC of writing, was presented by Hasti Pansuriya on 6 August 2019 where all Grade 8-12 learners were welcome to attend. Hasti presented a great workshop on the importance of writing creatively and gave us some useful tips on how to write excellent articles.
The workshop was intriguing and made us aware that there was more to writing than we initially thought. Hasti Pansuriya did a great job by presenting us with a PowerPoint presentation and some videos that gave us more insight into how we should formulate our writing. The learners in attendence were really interested and actively participated. Hasti offered us some useful ways to start the brainstorming process as there is nothing as terrible as writer's block! The workshop was really helpful especially to the Media Club members as we actively tried to figure out new styles of writing articles.
The workshop was well presented and it definitely let the creative juices flow! We would like to thank Hasti Pansuriya for the wonderful workshop, Mrs Gerber, Miss Mxoli and the Media Club members for attending.

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Team: Junior Hockey 1st Team
Coach: Mr B G Jonas
Captain: Taytum-Paige Bosch
Date: Wednesday 07 August 2019 
Opponents: St Dominic's Priory
Result: Drew
Score: 1 - 1
Scorer/s:
Comments: The girls have once again put in a great performance. They could easily have been 4 goals up but only manage to score 1 in the 1st half. They have had numerous attempts but unfortunately couldn't capitalize.
A quick equalizer at the start of the second half left them searching for a winning goal. More opportunities came their way. This one was definitely for the taking.
In the end they had to settle for a draw. Well played ladies. Certainly better than a lose. I am very proud of you. You fought hard until the final whistle.
Players of note are Deenah Dollie, Chané van Jaarsveld, Avigaill Goliath and last but not least, the goalscorer, Taytum-Paige Bosch.
Thank you to the parents who came to support. It is much appreciated.

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Post Family Fun Festival clean up of the sport hut. Thanks, volunteers.

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Cast and crew of the Riebeek Buzz talent show

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We welcomed the Uitenhage Atlas Security team, Mr Mark Hitchins and Mrs Bernadette Nel-Naude, to Riebeek for a talk on self-defense.
Mrs Nel-Naude, who has been the Community Development Manager for 15 years, is very passionate about the empowerment and safety of women and lives by the saying “We as women should have the right to live without fear.” She gave points on how to stay safe in dangerous situations, and said to always be alert and aware of one’s surroundings. She gave us good advice, such as to look out for other women and to always report an attack if we see or know of one that happened. A message that stuck out in Mrs Nel-Naude’s speech is “As a female, you are powerful. As a sisterhood, you are unstoppable.” We would like to thank the Atlas Security team for taking the time to come to Riebeek to share with us important tips to stay safe and to empower each other.
By Megan Potgieter

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Miss van der Westhuizen is Mrs Jonas. CONGRATULATIONS, Mr and Mrs Jonas.

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Raylene Borcher participated in Model Hunt on 3 August. She won first place in her category.

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Dog Show - a great surprise for the junior school girls on the 31 July

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Well done to all the speakers who took part in the Junior Oratory contest. Congratulations to our winners: Iman Liberty in Gr 4 and Leya Bosman Gr 7.

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Democratic processes as the Grade 10 to 12s practice their voting rights voting for the Prefect Body (Senior Representative Council of Learners) for 2020.

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The following awards were given for our 100 Days Smarter Event that took place on the 10 of July. Learners were encouraged to dress up as their dream profession and to also submit a written presentation of how they are planning on achieving their dream career.
Best Dressed in the Grade:
Grade 4 – Imanathi Matana
Grade 5 – Jaime Robinson
Grade 6 – Deenah Dollie
Grade 7 – Hlumelo Lucas
Grade 8 – Kate-Lynn Forbes
Grade 9 – Zenande Daniels
Grade 10 – Kamvelihle Mgobo
Grade 11 – Nichole MacKiedan
Grade 12 – Ashlynn Arnolds, Naytuan Matill & Lindokuhle Thembani
The following learners were runners up for best dressed per register class:
4R – Kelly-Anne O’Grady
5C – Maalikah Kroutz
6C – Shae Spiers
7R – Ashleigh Scharnick
8C – Lindokuhle Gosani
8G – Kamvalethu Xego
9C – Kay-Lee Fick
9G – Mohiba Natha
10G – Hasti Pansuriya
10R – Sara Gopal
11C – Thimna Tshayana
11R – Yibanathi Mjoli
Best Written Piece per register class:
4C – Taegan Jantjies
4R – Radhika Patel
5C – Ra-Eesa Abrahams
5R – Zaara Rockman
6C – Sibabalwe Daniels
6R – Keeshia van der Bergh
7C – Rebecca Wilkinson
7R – Lucy van Heerden
8C – Luniko Nyakatya
8G – Kamvalethu Xego
8R – Kate-Lynn Forbes
9C – Pascalle Potgieter
9G – Mohiba Natha
9R – Lauren Kibble
10C – Chanté Potgieter
10G – Mbali Phongoma
10R – Babalwe Kefile
11C – Thimna Tshayana
11G – Nicole MacKiedan
11R – Keely-Ann Maritz
12C – Entle Menze
12G – Maceyla van Huyssteen
12R – Daneille van Rensburg

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Afrikaans Olympiad participants

AFRIKAANS OLIMPIADE 2019    - RESULTS
 
All 13 girls who entered for the Olimpiade passed.
 
The following Gr 12 learners gained certificates:
 
Angelique Finnis
Amy Higgins
Lerise Johnson                  - jointly fifth in the Eastern Cape
Naytuan Matill
Maceyla van Huyssteen     - jointly third in the Eastern Cape
 
Gr 11 learners:
 
Karena du Plessis
Chevelle Ludeke
Nichole MacKiedan
Robyn Minnaar
Azraa Rockman
Jade Rudman
Lynn Taylor
Cameron Zeelie
 
Well done girls!

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Eleanor House Day

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Last weekend and Sunday 21st July Lynn-Marie took part in the last senesa and sawmga qualifiers for western mounted games. Lynn and Eagle, the horse, walked away with 2 first prize and 1 second and as reserved champion at level 1. She also took part in a jackpot race and came 2 out of 11 riders.

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The First Team would like to thank Bucco for thr contribution towards new kit for our team. It is really much appreciated and hope that our partnership will grow in the future .#hockey will never be the same .

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The Oscar for photography goes to Lisakhanye Daniels for her photographs of 100 Days Smarter and the Oscar of journalism goes to Azraa Rockman for her article on her Algoa FM Youth Takeover stint on radio as a Youth Day initiative.

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Erin Petersen (Grade 8) brings back gold from New York at Talent America:
During June Holiday Erin Petersen went to New York City in the United States of America to represent South Africa at the Talent America Competition. 
During her stay in Manhattan, where the competition and various workshops took place, Erin participated in various modelling items. She received first place for formal and casual in her age category. She also received the first place trophy for the most photogenic headshot. At the end of the showcase and special awards, Erin received her divisional winner award for winning formal and received a call back interview from Barry Shapiro for the Herman and Lipson Casting Agency. Erin experienced New York in its full glory and thanks her mother, Ms Tracey Robinson Petersen, her greatest fan and support system for this memorable experience.
Erin travelled with a film crew from the OR Tambo Air Port to New York and be sure to keep an eye out for the television series centred around Talent Africa and their journey to New York City. The show will be airing in September 2019 on Dstv with Mindset TV on Channel 319 as well as Open View, NBC Tv and Starsat South Africa.

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Miss du Preez & Riebeek College Interact wishing Mr Reynolds a speedy recovery for his operation on Monday 22 July.

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The annual Alpha Leo dance was a very successful night. It took place at Daniel Pienaar on the night of 17 July. It was attended by many schools from Uitenhage and Despatch such as Riebeek College, Muir College, Brandwag, Uitenhage High, Strelizia, Daniel Pienaar and Hoerskool Despatch. Alpha Leo club raised money to give to the Uitenhage Mental Health. Everyone had a lovely night and the DJ was fantastic.

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Hockey mid july

Hockey results: The u/14 team beat Andrew Rabie 12-0. They also beat Despatch u/14 10-0 . The girls are stepping up their performance game by game .Team performance and great work ethic is the secret of this unbeatable team. Our u/16 team could not make the fixture so the same u/14 girls competed against Despatch u/16 and beat them convincingly 3_0. The 1st team match also went Riebeek's way as we won against Despatch 1st team 2-0 .With the absence of Anovuyo Singeni, with a knee injury, and key players, Chaneal Lebercensie and Roshaan May; we had to call on our young energetic Jade Kayser, Trune Viljoen and Joy Gosani. The girls immediately stepped up and showed that they will be a force to reckon with next year as Trune Viljoen scored our second goal. Well done to the girls on a great team performence.

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Sara Gopal took part in an art project initiative and enjoyed the creative side of Maths! The Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) at the Nelson Mandela University ran its first national Math Art Competition from 2 March - 3 May. Grade 8 - 12 learners were invited to enter a 2D artwork linking Maths to Man-made structures or Maths in Nature. Close to 600 learners from 75 schools around South Africa participated.
The top 40 entries will be exhibited at the international Bridges Conference in Linz, Austria from July 14 to 20 which promotes interest in the connections between maths and art. The maths-art link is part of a new global trend in education called STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.
Sara says, “I submitted my entry titled "Autumn" in the Maths in Nature category. Inspired by the falling leaves, I created my artwork based on the mathematical principles of symmetry, proportion, ratio and patterns as well as estimation and probability.”

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The 2 u/16 teams won their matches against Linkside on the 13 July
U16A won 3-0 
U16B won 2-0

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Ms Barnard has put up riddles outside her classroom. The Riebeek girls are very keen to solve these riddles.

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Matriculants Leadership Seminar, by Amy Schambril and Joanne Miller
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” – John F Kennedy. These words are the fundamental parts of the Uithenhage Matriculants Leadership Seminar as it based on developing young minds to become great leaders through teaching
Robyn Minnaar, Joanne Miller, Danita Prag, and Amy Schambril took part in the five-day programme (1 July - 5 July), which took place at "passion turned business" Agape Coffee shop.
Over the course of the week, learners from different high schools in Uitenhage learnt about leadership topics such as self-leadership, levels of leadership and could later identify which type of leader they are. The Personal Branding session was all about how to make yourself a successful brand and build an online portfolio by assessing what to do and what not to do on social media. The next topic was Goal settings which was a true eye opener to all the students present. Assertiveness was the last topic of the week, and after content was covered, the learners practiced being assertive through role play which was thoroughly enjoyed. On Friday, learners were treated by guest speakers who shared their experiences about the working environment and their personal leadership positions in their industry. The students also had to present presentations and feedback on what they had learnt the past week. The learners then participated in an Amazing Race. The game consisted of riddles, treasure hunting, and lots and lots of running.
Joanne said that the seminar was an incredible experience. “I learnt a lot more that what I anticipated and it has changed many aspects in my life, such as learning how to handle situations and communicate with people in an assertive manner”. 
Two of the biggest eye openers for Joanne was personal branding and goal setting. “Learning more about my personal brand made me realise that no matter what stage of your life you are in, you need to be aware of the way in which you present yourself. I thought I had all of my goals set out but I wasn’t even halfway there. We learnt how to make our goals smarter by taking different aspects and piecing them together to create a plan for your goal,' Joanne stated.
The learners really enjoyed learning about the relevant, important and interesting content. As if gaining knowledge isn't enough, the ladies also gained the friendship of their fellow scholars which made the week even better. Break times were filled with laughter, muffins and seeing who the Uno champion was. The Riebeek ladies look forward to the Recognition Awards where they will be reunited with the friends they made.
A big thank you to the facilitators: Gerald Pietersen, Sherri-Ann Pietersen, Deneal Williams and Lucinda October, who gave up so freely of their time to help develop the minds of the future leaders. Their passion and dedication inspire all that they meet and they are truly appreciated. Thank you also to Miss Meyers for taking initiative and helping Riebeek learners take part in this empowering initiative.

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Junior U13A Hockey Team
By Mr Basil Jonas (Coach)
 
The U13A Hockey Team attended the 20th Anne Beagley Junior Rugby & Hockey Festival in Graaff-Reinet from Friday 14th to 17th June.
 
This is a prestigious festival attended by top schools in the Eastern Cape.   The girls have had a fun and memorable experience.
 
The results were as follows:
 
Sat.    Riebeek        0 – 2 Stutterheim
 
Sun.   Riebeek        2 – 2 Volkskool Laer Skool
Sun.   Riebeek        1 – 2 Hudson Park
Sun.   Riebeek        0 – 2 Victoria Girls
 
Mon.   Riebeek        0 – 1 Gonubie
 
Goal scorers:
Taytum-Paige Bosch (1) and Lauren Labercensie (1)
Taytum-Paige Bosch (1)
 
Judging by the results it was a very competitive festival.     The girls did their best to keep the scores low as well as great character and sportsmanship throughout the festival.
 
Emphasis on Festival as this is a platform to meet long life friends and experience hockey on a different level.   The competition was tough, but they stood tall and have had many moments of brilliance.   Injuries to Lauren Labercensie, Taytum-Paige Bosch and illness of Nikaylynne Ford for almost the whole weekend left us struggling to cope with the pace, set pieces and team plans.
 
Nonetheless we have had many opportunities to win some but unfortunately just could not keep our nerve.   Games against Volkskool, Hudson Park, and Gonubie were close and could easily have gone in our favour.  The girls have shown great skill and determination even though we are not comfortable on Astro surfaces.
 
Some of the comments by players:
“It was a fun experience.   We met a lot of new friends and got along well.   We did our best but there is room for improvement.   We played as a team and enjoyed our time there.   We got to know each other more and became closer as a team.”
 
“During our stay at Union I felt a mix of emotions and had a very fun time with family and friends.   I enjoyed playing with the rest of the team and even though some of the games were tough, we never gave up, we held our heads high and still carried on playing well.”
 
It was super exciting leading up top the weekend.   It was a huge learning experience for all of us.   We made new friendships over the weekend through fun with all activities such as movie night, carnival and socials.”
 
“Our hockey tour to Union was an event to remember.   We had so much fun.   Even though we didn’t win our matches we still had plenty of fun.   This was indeed one for the memory books.”
 
“Our team is getting better at playing on Astro.   Sleeping in one dorm made the whole team become closer.   All our matches were close to wins and I just want to say that I am very proud to be in a team full of amazing people like you.”
 
“I thank Miss H and Mr Jonas for all their time they gave up being with us and as well as the parents for coming to support.”
                                                     
Coach: Basil Jonas                   
Manager: Jodi Hattingh
 
Bosch Taytum-Paige                   
Cunningham Allyson                   
Dennis Dayna                                                  
Dollie Deena                                         
Ford Nikaylynne                                    
Goliath Avigaill                                      
Kettledas Nyssa                                    
Labercensie Lauren                    
Miles Angela          (Unfortunately could not attend)                                       
Ramsamy Poshika                      
September Doné
Sodien Caslynn                           
Van Jaarsveld Chané                  
Wilkinson Rebecca           
 

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In the last week of the June holidays, Malikiwe Hoffman was invited by the Department of Education and Mr Stephenson of Muir College to participate in a programme to extend learners' knowledge of the medical field. Malikiwe wrote, " I was lucky to receive an opportunity with two Muir boys to accompany three students from Asia to various health care private practices and public health and welfare clinics including one in Missionvale. This program enabled me to get a glimpse of what life in Medicine is like and this was helpful because I myself would like to become a doctor. The program also enabled us to make new friends and exchange knowledge with them and also understand the differences in our upbringings, school systems and many other things. This was truly a once in a life time opportunity that I will always cherish as it has changed the way I view situations, my goals in life and has made me appreciate all that I have."

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Congrats Kate lynne Forbes on her selection to East Cape under 14 hockey team competing in Durban.

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The Grade 4 parents and girls threw a lavish party for Mrs Skeates' birthday.

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U/16A vs Strelitzia
Riebeek won 3-0. It was a very physical game, but the girls stood their ground and kept to their structure. Their persistent attack was rewarded with 3 field goals and numerous short corners.
Goal scorers: Mihle Mtyapi and Lisakhanya Mboya (2).
Most improved player: Simomhle Moss

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The Grade 5s made simple electrical circuits. They had lots of fun.

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Congratulations to the prefect body of 2020:
TARRYN BARRY
UNATHI BUTSAKA
LISAKHANYA DANIELS
Q-LYNN DAVIDS
ALEXANDRA DENNIS
SANELISIWE DILI
KELEBOGILE DOUSE
AMBER DU PLESSIS
JAMIE KAYSER
BRAZIL KILLIAN
CHANEAL LABERCENSIE
ROBYN MINNAAR
SIBAHLE MTYINGIZANE
ROMESA MUHAMMAD
AZRAA ROCKMAN
GANEEFA SIRKHOTTE

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First team won 13-0 against Strelitzia :)
Goal Scorers:
Jamie Kayser
Roshaan May
Brasil Kilian
The whole team made Mr Seale proud.
Captain is Ashlynne Arnolds.
Vice is Brasil Kilian.

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Spoiling Mrs James on her Birthday with some Cappuchino and Chocolate. May you have an awesome day, Mrs James. 

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spirit of the college

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spirit of the college

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On Saturday 3 August, Megan and Lauren MacGorman took part in the NASP Eastern Cape Archery Championships held in Port Alfred, Both girls shot well despite the gusting wind. Well done, Lauren and Megan.

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Tennis Results

The senior first and second tennis teams are undefeated for the winter league! Their hard work, determination and commitment has definitely paid off! Their results are as follows:
 
FIRST TEAM
 
BEAT PEARSON - 30 APRIL 2019
Amee Exford & Aarifah Liberty: 6-3 and 7-6
Hasti Pansuriya & Wade-Lee Muller: 6-1 and 6-2
 
BEAT FRAMSBY - 07 MAY 2019
Amee Exford & Amy Higgins: 6-4 and 6-7
Hasti Pansuriya & Wade-Lee Muller: 6-1 and 6-3
 
BEAT ALEX - 14 MAY 2019
Amee Exford & Meledy Jones: 1-6 and 6-2
Hasti Pansuriya & Wade-Lee Muller: 6-0 and 6-2
 
BEAT HUMANSDORP - 23 JULY 2019
Amee Exford & Aarifah Liberty: 6-2 and 6-0
Hasti Pansuriyah & Wade-Lee Muller: 6-1 and 6-0
 
SECOND TEAM: 
 
BEAT PEARSON - 30 APRIL 2019
Meledy Jones & Cameron Zeelie:6-0 and 6-1
Kay-Leigh Wilmot & Teneal Rudman: 6-3 and 6-1
 
BEAT NEWTON - 07 MAY 2019
Meledy Jones & Cameron Zeelie: 6-0 and 6-1
Kay-Leigh Wilmot & Teneal Rudman: 3-6 and 6-1
 
BEAT LINKSIDE - WALKOVER - 23 JULY 2019
 
BEAT WESTVIEW - 30 JULY 2019
Meledy Jones & Cameron Zeelie: 6-0 and 6-2
Kay-Leigh Wilmot & Teneal Rudman: 6-3 and 6-0

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Jihaad Ravat and Ameerah Mohammed took part in the District round of the EMS Spelling Bee. Jihaad Ravat will attend the Metropole round of the competition.

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Team: Junior Hockey 1st Team
Coach: Mr B G Jonas
Captain: Taytum-Paige Bosch
Date: Wednesday 31 July 2019 
Opponents: Herbert Hurd
Result: Lost
Score: 0 - 1
Score/s: None
Comments: The girls played as a team for once. They communicated very well. They never gave up. They were determined and showed great sportsmanship against all odds.
A slight lack of concentration in the last 2 minutes resulted in a soft goal. They were not disappointed with the result as they played their best game of the season. I am very proud of them.
Well done to Poshika Ramsamy in the goalposts for stopping many attempts. One very good strike directly to her head broke her helmet but not even that scared her. Well done to the whole team for putting in the extra effort to pull off this result after being beaten 3 - 1 by the same opponents a few weeks ago.
Thank you to the parents who came to support. It is much appreciated.

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Riebeek Senior Hockey at Kirkwood High School

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REPORT ON DEBATE ON INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES IN EDUCATION.
Organised by Nomawethu Kama
On the 29th of July 2019, three Gr 11 Riebeek girls viz: Unathi Butsaka ; Lisakhanya Daniels and Ntombizine Goqwana took part in the National Science Week IsiXhosa debate on “Indigenous Languages in Education” held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Science Centre in Uitenhage. Schools from the Nelson Mandela Metro were invited to partake at this event to celebrate the year of Indigenous Languages. The topic for the debate in IsiXhosa was: Ukufundiswa ngolwimi Lweenkobe zonke izifundo kungaphucula indlela abaphumelela ngayo abafundi. Schools that took part were: 
First Additional Language Schools: 1. Muir College 2. Strelitzia High 3. Alexander Road 4. Cape Recife
Winners: Alexander Road High – 1st Position Muir College – 2nd Position
Home Language Schools:
1. Riebeek College 2. Marymount High 3. Ndyebo High 4. Lawson Brown 5. Phaphani High
Winners: Ndyebo High School – 1st Position Marymount High School – 2nd Position
Riebeek girls debated against Phaphani High School from Uitenhage. Although our girls didn’t win, they did very well. Mrs Mapoma said, “I’m proud of them and happy that they were exposed in such a wonderful informative event. Since it was their first time to debate in IsiXhosa, I hope they have learnt a lot for the future.”
 
 
 

The Grey Spring Band, accompanied by Mrs Taylor and Mrs Langenhoven, visited Riebeek to perform for the girls.

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Tennis players who are doing well in the league.

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RESULTS OF THE GREAT GRADE 8 DIVERGENT DEBATE
DOUBLE GOLD AWARDS WERE WON BY
JESSE DE VOS
REUTLOUE DUNYWA
TASMIN ANDREWS
MICAYLA CLINGEN
ZOE CRAILL
SIYAVUYA MOYAKE
IFEOMA MLOTANA
IFEOMA WAS ALSO THE TOP DEBATER IN GRADE 8 2019
THE BEST TEAM WAS
IFEOMA MLOTANA, KAMVALETHU XEGO, AERYN FERREIRA, FRANCESCA DAVIDS, SIYASANGA SAUL AND KAZIMLA MLILWANA OF 8G
Well done all grade 8s on good work done.

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Leadership Recognition Awards: On 18 July, Danita Prag, Robyn Minnaar, Joanne Miller and Amy Schambril, along with their parents and Mis R. Meyers attended the recognition awards of the leadership seminar they attended from 1 to 5 July.
Each learner received a certificate of attendance. In addition, Robyn Minnaar received a Certificate of Recognition for her outstanding contribution in the category of leadership. Joanne Miller received a Certificate of Recognition for her outstanding contribution in the category of initiative. Amy Schambril received a Certificate of Recognition for her outstanding contribution in the category of team spirit. She was sponsored by Agape Coffee Shop to enrol in the International Six Month Toast Masters progamme. 
Miss Meyers reports that the Riebeek girls represented themselves well and made various friends and connected with like-minded individuals from schools such as John Walton Secondary School and Solomon Mhlangu Secondary School. It was amazing to witness the potential of the learners that attended and how they grew through the challenges placed before them. Thank you to 3D Consulting, Agape Coffee Shop and all of the stake holders who made the seminar possible.
 

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History was made when Mrs Snyman introduced the school to a new addition to the Riebeek Family, our larger than life, spirited, buzzing with enthusiasm bee mascot. Thank you, Mr de Beer for bee-ing our bee!

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We would like to thank the photograph assistants for Winter photographs Day. Well done, team, on your hard work!

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Algoa FM: an adventure and a half
by Azraa Rockman
“Because the future is Youth, and the voices that the land’s children choose to share.”
-Ah SooRah
It would be merely an understatement to say that I had learned a lot during my experience at Algoa FM. While auditioning for a spot in the Youth Day Crew of 2019 could appear to be the most challenging part of the journey, the immense amount of hard work that had been put into the day should also be taken into account. Admittedly, a few obstacles and challenges had been met along the way. However, it was by pushing through these obstacles that had made the whole adventure at Algoa even more rewarding.
From my very first training session at Algoa FM after my acceptance into the YD Crew, I found myself greatly intrigued by the ins and outs of the radio station. With assistance from our Programme Manager, Baydu Adams, my crew and I were all given the opportunity to fully understand the importance of radio, and how providing a voice to the youth, for the youth is something that needs to be accomplished in South Africa in the near future. Basic team tasks were given to us during the early stages of our training, whereby we were allowed to put our heads together and come up with ideas regarding what to talk about on the day of the Youth Day Programme. By providing a platform for us to brainstorm with one another, we found ourselves forming close bonds, not only as colleagues, but as friends in this work-like environment. In this way, we were able to grow through the experience in a comfortable and practical environment together.
The adventure, however, had also allowed me to display some of my own talents as an individual. In the process of our training, our Programme Manager had called for us to come up with our very own designs for the display of our YD Crew website, as well as for our crew T-shirts. While I at first did not intend to submit a design, my gut feeling had urged me to do so. And to my complete surprise, my rough sketches had impressed both my fellow crew members and Algoa staff alike. I was elated to find out that my design had inspired the layout of the crew T-shirts, and it was truly an honour to see my artwork pinned up at the desk of Algoa’s graphic designer. 
I must admit, however, that I often found myself feeling nervous with regards to which role I would be playing in Algoa FM’s Youth Day Programme on 17 June. While positions for sound engineer, videographer, blogger, photographer, and coordinator had already been filled, our Programme Manager had not yet at that time come to a decision regarding who would be taking on the other roles, such as news readers, presenters and producers. From the beginning of training, I had my eye on the position of presenting, since I had mentioned in my audition that I had a love for public speaking and that I wanted to share my voice with others as much as I possibly could. Thankfully, I was officially given the role as presenter for the Lunch Time Show with Mio from 12-3pm with my fellow Lunch Time presenter Annika van der Merwe and our producer, Kezia Martin. From there onward, the three of us had begun working together more closely to ensure that our show made our fellow youth proud. 
Arriving at the Algoa FM studio on the day of the Youth Day Programme felt completely different to how it had been before. While there was a definite sense of nervous energy surrounding us, the studio seemed to be more lively and full of laughs upon arrival. We were, for the most part, confused by the fact that almost all of the adult staff were missing from their desks. But thanks to the staff that were at the station, I was feeling a lot more comfortable by the time I needed to take hold of the mic with my team. The anxiety of the first five minutes had vanished by the time I had started speaking, and halfway in, I truly began to feel as if the studio was my domain. I had a lot of fun talking about the topics that I had chosen with my team, namely, how to make money in Grade 11, women empowerment and its importance in South Africa, as well importance of celebrating the LGBTQ Community in our country. We were even given the opportunity to interview Craig Lucas, the winner of the Voice 2016 as we asked him about his career in music and how it had benefitted him in his life thus far. The three hours seemed to fly by very fast, and by the time that our show was over, my team members and I could not believe that we were already near the end of the day. Thankfully, we were each given the opportunity to send shout-outs to the people who supported us throughout our journey and to those who helped us along the way.
Saying goodbye to the YD Crew and Algoa FM studio was definitely a bittersweet moment. While we had all found ourselves feeling accomplished because of the stellar end result, we were sad that our journey had come to an end. However, I am still grateful that I was given the opportunity to share my voice with the youth of Algoa Country. A special thank you to my parents for the constant encouragement and support provided along the way, as well as to Mrs Peltason and Mrs Gerber for instilling my love for both public speaking and work in the different aspects of the media. While the adventure is over, the memory still lingers, as well as the lessons learned in the process, and the lessons learned at Algoa FM are truly ones that I will never forget.

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Top achievers of grade 12 were invited to spend break with Mrs Stear and enjoy sweet treats to commend the young ladies on their efforts.  The next day the Grade 11s had a turn.

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Riebeek welcomes Mr Bevin Maschaka, an honours graduate in music from the Nelson Mandela University. Mr Maschaka said, "My passion for the next generation has led me into the direction of teaching music. After hours, I am a professional drummer who has performed with the likes of International Bethel Music Artist Sean Feucht, South African artists Lira and Judith Sephuma as well as at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival in Johannesburg. I am excited to be starting the next season of my teaching career at Riebeek College Girls’ High School." he is filling the teaching post of Miss Mintoor and will teach Creative Arts and Life Orientation.

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RESULTS OF THE ENGLISH OLYMPIAD EXAMINATION
The English Olympiad Examination was written on the first Tuesday in March. The following results were achieved in these categories:
MERIT: Babalwa Kefile, Sinavuyo Gingqini, Hasti Pansuriya, Wade-Lee Muller, Jade Rudman, Lisakhanya Daniels and Malakhiwe Hoffman.
BRONZE: Romesa Muhammad, Robyn Minnaar, Chaneal Labercensie, Inganathi Manthewu, Neve Burness,  and Inganathi Konono.
SILVER:  Kiara Brink, Lerise Johnson, Qhamisa Mata, Alexandra Dennis, and Azraa Rockman.
While there were no Gold Awards this year, the results were really quite exceptional, as there were no Participation Awards – a very good effort. Azraa Rockman replaced Casey Els at the very last minute and still managed a Silver Award, which bodes well for an attempt in 2020.
I wish to extend my personal thanks to Miss Barnard for her assistance with tutorials while I act in an advisory capacity on matters relating to the Olympiad Examination.  Miss Barnard’s passion surely must impact on the candidates’ interest and ultimate success.

By Mrs Peltason

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Riebeek College welcomes Miss Nosibabalo Tetani. Miss Tetani was born and raised in Makhanda, where she attended Ntsika Secondary School and matriculated in 2013. She read for her BA at Rhodes University, majoring in Journalism, IsiXhosa and Anthropology. While at Rhodes she worked at the library as an assistant and tutored fellow students and matriculants in the area.
She is passionate about people and originally wanted to study journalism because she says "I wanted to be the voice of the voiceless, but in time I realised that everything begins with the foundation we set for our children." In 2018 she completed her PGCE which gave her the tools and opportunity to help build the future she envisions.
Miss Tetani enjoys meeting new people and her warm, bubbly personality endear her to everyone she meets. She hopes to enhance her skills and challenge herself to greater heights while at Riebeek.
Welcome to the Riebeek family Miss Tetani! Miss Tetani will be teaching Life Orientation, History and Library, filling in for Mrs Myburg for a while.

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The Drama Society attended the National Arts Festival in Makhanda on 7 July. The programme of the day included watching a theatre production entitled "#selflove" that focused on modern day women and how they viewed themselves in realtion to social media and also their different roles in society. It was most fitting for our girls. We continued enjoying the festival by having free time to explore the wonderful town of Makhanda and especially enjoying all that the Village Green had to offer: From delicious food at the food court to interesting stalls and entertainment. Thank you to Miss R. Meyers and Mr. D. de Beer for driving us to and from Makhanda and offering great supervision.

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Algoa FM: an adventure and a half
by Azraa Rockman
 
“Because the future is Youth, and the voices that the land’s children choose to share.”
-Ah SooRah
 
It would be merely an understatement to say that I had learned a lot during my experience at Algoa FM. While auditioning for a spot in the Youth Day Crew of 2019 could appear to be the most challenging part of the journey, the immense amount of hard work that had been put into the day should also be taken into account. Admittedly, a few obstacles and challenges had been met along the way. However, it was by pushing through these obstacles that had made the whole adventure at Algoa even more rewarding.
From my very first training session at Algoa FM after my acceptance into the YD Crew, I found myself greatly intrigued by the ins and outs of the radio station. With assistance from our Programme Manager, Baydu Adams, my crew and I were all given the opportunity to fully understand the importance of radio, and how providing a voice to the youth, for the youth is something that needs to be accomplished in South Africa in the near future. Basic team tasks were given to us during the early stages of our training, whereby we were allowed to put our heads together and come up with ideas regarding what to talk about on the day of the Youth Day Programme.  By providing a platform for us to brainstorm with one another, we found ourselves forming close bonds, not only as colleagues, but as friends in this work-like environment. In this way, we were able to grow through the experience in a comfortable and practical environment together.
The adventure, however, had also allowed me to display some of my own talents as an individual. In the process of our training, our Programme Manager had called for us to come up with our very own designs for the display of our YD Crew website, as well as for our crew T-shirts. While I at first did not intend to submit a design, my gut feeling had urged me to do so. And to my complete surprise, my rough sketches had impressed both my fellow crew members and Algoa staff alike. I was elated to find out that my design had inspired the layout of the crew T-shirts, and it was truly an honour to see my artwork pinned up at the desk of Algoa’s graphic designer.
I must admit, however, that I often found myself feeling nervous with regards to which role I would be playing in Algoa FM’s Youth Day Programme on 17 June. While positions for sound engineer, videographer, blogger, photographer, and coordinator had already been filled, our Programme Manager had not yet at that time come to a decision regarding who would be taking on the other roles, such as news readers, presenters and producers. From the beginning of training, I had my eye on the position of presenting, since I had mentioned in my audition that I had a love for public speaking and that I wanted to share my voice with others as much as I possibly could. Thankfully, I was officially given the role as presenter for the Lunch Time Show with Mio from 12-3pm with my fellow Lunch Time presenter Annika van der Merwe and our producer, Kezia Martin. From there onward, the three of us had begun working together more closely to ensure that our show made our fellow youth proud.
Arriving at the Algoa FM studio on the day of the Youth Day Programme felt completely different to how it had been before. While there was a definite sense of nervous energy surrounding us, the studio seemed to be more lively and full of laughs upon arrival. We were, for the most part, confused by the fact that almost all of the adult staff were missing from their desks. But thanks to the staff that were at the station, I was feeling a lot more comfortable by the time I needed to take hold of the mic with my team. The anxiety of the first five minutes had vanished by the time I had started speaking, and halfway in, I truly began to feel as if the studio was my domain. I had a lot of fun talking about the topics that I had chosen with my team, namely, how to make money in Grade 11, women empowerment and its importance in South Africa, as well importance of celebrating the LGBTQ Community in our country. We were even given the opportunity to interview Craig Lucas, the winner of the Voice 2016 as we asked him about his career in music and how it had benefitted him in his life thus far. The three hours seemed to fly by very fast, and by the time that our show was over, my team members and I could not believe that we were already near the end of the day. Thankfully, we were each given the opportunity to send shout-outs to the people who supported us throughout our journey and to those who helped us along the way.
Saying goodbye to the YD Crew and Algoa FM studio was definitely a bittersweet moment. While we had all found ourselves feeling accomplished because of the stellar end result, we were sad that our journey had come to an end. However, I am still grateful that I was given the opportunity to share my voice with the youth of Algoa Country. A special thank you to my parents for the constant encouragement and support provided along the way, as well as to Mrs Peltason and Mrs Gerber for instilling my love for both public speaking and work in the different aspects of the media. While the adventure is over, the memory still lingers, as well as the lessons learned in the process, and the lessons learned at Algoa FM are truly ones that I will never forget.

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Well done to our 2 models who were part of this year's Talent America in New York. Erin and Dillan we are so proud of you both. 1st place winners in Casual, High Fashion and Formal wear.

Miss Mxoli and Mrs Gerber attended a Media Workshop at Die Burger offices with excellent presentations on the world of media, photography and journalism.

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