naomi de booi on sabc

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Die Burger reports on our matric results:


Star Canadian ballerina hails from Uitenhage
 06:00 19/12/2019   Heilie Combrinck

FOR many in Toronto, the Christmas holidays would not be the same without catching a performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet performance.
Last Thursday, Uitenhage-born Tanya Howard, the first soloist ballerina of The National Ballet of Canada, danced the role of Snow Queen in the opening scene of this sold out performance in Toronto.

In her younger days she trained at The National School of the Arts in South Africa before joining Canada’s National Ballet School and then moved on to The National Ballet of Canada during 1998. In 2007 she was promoted to first soloist.
This former Riebeek College learner in an interview with The Company said, “ To me, anyone who can make it happen for themselves is a hero.

“I think you are successful if you can undertand and appreciate your achievements without depending heavily on recognition.”
Tanya’s repertoire includes various principal casting roles such as Alice and the Queen of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Stepsister in Cinderella, Paulina in The Winter’s Tale, Summer and Autumn in The Four Seasons, La Rose in the world premiere of Le Petit Prince, Snow Queen in The Nutcracker and the female lead in Voluntaries.
She has received various international awards for the dramatic excellence in ballet.
She is the daughter of Johnny and Glenise Howard of Uitenhage.

Uitenhage students selected for UN programme
2019-12-19 06:00Razaan Plaatjies

Asisipho Tsotsa participated in AWMUN in Indonesia recently and had to tackle issues of urbanisation in South Africa. Photos: SUPPLIED
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OUT of 25 000 applicants, Asisipho Tsotsa from Uitenhage and Sinovuyo Skhweyiya from KwaNobuhle were selected to participate in a simulated version of the United Nations in Bali, Indonesia recently.
Asia World Model United Nations (AWMUN) which is a three-day UN simulated conference exposes young people to the structure of the UN, while improving their communication, debating and public speaking skills.
A total of 1 228 delegates were chosen to be a part of the simulation to discuss and find solutions for global issues.
Tsotsa is an Occupational Therapist and is completing her community service at Victoria Hospital in Alice. She is also the manager and founder of an NPO mentorship programme, 21 Daughter and Sons of The King, which seeks to create global leaders and agents of change.
“I applied to the AWMUN because it aims to help young people understand the issues we are facing globally,” Tsotsa said.
She has always been good at public speaking and debating. She found a link to the AWMUN programme while scrolling through Facebook and applied for it. Tsotsa was chosen to represent South Africa in the United Nations Development Programme while Skhweyiya represented Mali in the World Health Organisation programme. Tsotsa was required to find a solution for urbanisation in South Africa. She had to do in-depth research and provide facts for her argument.
“I had to learn about the policies with regard to social, economic and climate change and how this will affect urbanisation in South Africa,” Tsotsa said.
Tsotsa said her research made her realize that even though South Africa has unique demographics, the problems we face are not isolated.
“My suggestion or solution to urbanisation in the country was that we should collaborate with other global countries, especially neighbouring countries in Africa to work together and learn from each other,” Tsotsa said.
Skhweyiya, who is studying accounting at the University of the Free State, said participating in AWMUN was a life-changing experience.
“Sharing ideas and knowledge with other young people from all over the world and connecting intellectually with people from different backgrounds was one of the greatest forms of learning I have ever experienced,” Skhweyiya said.
She said she has always enjoyed debating on issues of social development from a very young age.
Skhweyiya was required to address the access gap in the commercialization of medical technologies in Mali. Her solution was for nations to collaborate in order to assist each other.
“In my argument I suggested that nations that have monetary resources and medical technologies assist those who lack these while low income countries should offer human labour and natural resources as they tend to have more of these. There should be a 50/50 collaboration scale so that no country exploits another but all work together to improve each other,” Skhweyiya said.

Both Tsotsa and Skhweyiya were awarded as Best Delegate in their respective councils which is the most prestige award of the council.
“It showed me that I have the potential to change the world if I put my mind to it,” Skhweyiya said.
“I want the youth to dream without boundaries and not be apologetic about their desires. Be relentless in your pursuits and believe all you can imagine is possible and within your reach,” Tsotsa said.

Old Girl in the news

die burger 12 july 2019



link to our article on News 24 on our matric farewell



Click the heading for the News24 article on our results

RIEBEEK College Girls’ High School is proud of its 91 young ladies who all passed the National Senior Certificate examination.
One error from the Department of Education in a mark not being computed on the system is receiving attention after which Riebeek will reflect a 100% pass rate.
“The results indicate a learner’s Business Studies mark is missing, but this learner did not take Business Studies as a subject. Her Life Sciences mark was not entered,” said Kieran Stear, principal at Riebeek College.
“The Department is aware of the problem and is attempting to resolve this as soon as possible. We anticipate that the learner will pass Life Sciences with flying colours which will give Riebeek College a 100% pass rate.”
Riebeek attained 139 subject distinctions with 15 distinctions in Mathematical Literacy, 19 in History, 6 in isiXhosa (home language) and 12 in Afrikaans (1st additional language).
“We are passionate about ensuring our girls learn what they need to make a difference in the world. The NSC examinations are the culmination of many skills that the girls acquire through the years at Riebeek. The world awaits in darkness and needs you, the Class of 2018, to be the light. We have taught you what you need, it is now time to go and live the lessons we have gifted you with and be the light,” said Stear. - REPORTER


Nelson mandela children's fund winners

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Congratulations to Riebeek College Girls' High School who won the Senior school prize – for celebrating Madiba’s centenary through the beauty of UBUNTU by doing 100 acts of kindness in your communities. #AMandelaInEveryGeneration

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