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Girls' College School Calendar For 3rd Term Available For Download

Girls' College is pleased to announce that the school calendar for the 3rd Term 2017 is now available for download from the homepage (directly under the Important Dates section) and from here (see link below).

Our Galleries Updated With Photos Taken At the 2017 Inter-house Cross Country

We are pleased to inform our visitors that Girls' College has updated our school galleries with photos taken during the 2017 Inter-house Cross Country & Colour Run event which took place on Friday 28 July 2017. The gallery can be viewed here.  Enjoy!

EducationUSA College Fair & Dominican Convent Careers Expo

Girls' College is excited to announce that representatives from EducationUSA and SA Education Link will be available in Bulawayo this week for 2 separate education & career events. Here to discuss careers and study options, these open consultations are for all Form 4 to Upper Six students and their parents.

SA Education Link

"SA Education Link will be in Bulawayo for the Dominican Convent Careers Expo for Friday 28 July and we look forward to seeing as many of the girls as possible.

In addition to this we have organized an Information evening to be held at the Dominican Convent on Thursday 27 July at 1730 hours. Vega, located in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban, is a private provider of higher education offering Degrees, Diplomas and Higher Certificates in the fields of Brand, Design and Business. Working to align their programmes with what the World Economic Forum predicts to be the top skills required in the workplace in 2020, they deliver education by balancing academic excellence and practical application to achieve work readiness.

Vega will be visiting Bulawayo on 27th July to discuss the trends in higher education, workplace skills and careers in both traditional and emerging fields. They will also give you an overview of their affordable programmes."

Date: Thursday 27 July 2017

Venue: Dominican Convent Bulawayo, Lobengula Street

Time: from 5:30pm (17:30) to 6:30pm (18:30)

Free Entry: All welcome

 

EducationUSA College Fair

"The aim of the event is to showcase to A-level students the opportunities available to them, how best we can assist them in pursuing their educational dreams and attain their goals of studying in the US and finding scholarships to do so. This fair will consist of Zimbabwean students currently studying in the U.S, some who have since graduated from prestigious U.S colleges and universities. We are therefore inviting you to join us."

Date: Saturday 29 July 2017

Venue: Eveline Girls High

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm (14:00)

Free Entry: to all A-Level students, parents & teachers


 SA Education Link Info Evening 2017EducationUSA College Fair 2017

Weekend Sports Results For 30 June - 1 July 2017

Girls' College had a full sporting weekend with basketball, hockey and chess. With basketball, the Girls' College U15 & U16 teams competed against Dominican Convent at Girls' College. With hockey, the U14, U15, U16 & 1st Teams hosted and competed against Chisipite School. In chess, both the Senior and Junior teams competed in the 3rd Montrose Chess Tournament.

Please see the full results below: 

Hockey

U14s

vs Chisipite Lost 0 - 1

U15s

vs Chisipite Lost 0 - 2

U16s

vs Chisipite Drew 0 - 0

1st Team

vs Chisipite Lost 1 - 7

Basketball vs Dominican Convent

Girls' College U15s vs Convent Lost 0 - 6

Girls' College U16s vs Convent Lost 3 - 8

Montrose Chess Tournament

The Girls' College Senior Team finished 5th, while the Junior Team finished 9th.

Eliza Karasavvas and Courtney Richards Return To Visit Their Former High School, Girls' College

Eliza Karasavvas and Courtney Richards return to visit their former high schoolAn interview with 2 former Girls' College students, Eliza Karasavvas and Courtney Richards:

Anyone From Anywhere Can Do Anything:
More Than Just Lyrics to a Song by 21 Pilots


You can be anything you put your mind to…an invaluable lesson Eliza Karasavvas and Courtney Richards, Prefects for the Class of 2013, learnt at Girls’ College, and a mantra they live by today, which is living their lives without limits.


"I didn't realise when I started at Girls' College what I wanted to do, what my passion was" said Eliza whist visiting the school during a short break in her internship with a Pretoria medical facility. "In fact, initially I thought I wanted to pursue art, graphic design or something like that". But then she joined the Girls' College Interact Club, and by the time she was elected club President in 2013, she had changed her mind completely. She knew she wanted to do something which involved working in the community, helping those who needed it the most.


This was augmented by the words of the late Miss J, a beloved mentor who made her promise to follow her heart and go into something to do with humanitarian services. So on leaving Girls' College she enrolled at the University of Pretoria to study a four-year honours programme in social welfare, and has loved every moment of it. Eliza’s work experience, before going back to complete her studies, is working in a non-govermental organisation (NGO) for people with brain damage. "The spectrum is huge, both in terms of age and how they came to have their conditions. I have worked with people from 27 to 72, as well as with their families, trying to help them through the incredible challenges". "It's not an easy profession, but I've learnt that I have an inner strength when it comes to facing, and carrying out, the right thing. I have found my particular passion in working in the medical aspect of social services, and hope, once fully qualified to find a job in that field".


Courtney, Eliza’s friend since junior school, is in a related field to some extent, studying Psychology through UNISA while fulfilling her other passions: traveling, yoga and holistic living. "I'm very interested in clinical psychology, in helping people through their life's difficulties, and I can trace that interest back to lessons with Mrs Burrows in PE where she spoke about the power of psychology. I read some papers on it and thought that was what I would like to do". An ardent Girls' College hockey player and member of the school's 1st Team, Courtney is no longer playing team sports, but has taken the discipline and fitness gained from endless hockey practices into yoga. "Yoga is one of my big interests, together with holistic living as a whole, as is traveling which has really opened up my eyes to the world. I've been lucky to travel quite extensively. My favourite places being Edinburgh in Scotland, and Egypt, and I hope to have a lot more travel in my future".


Courtney is in her third year, with another five years to go before she can practice, but is enjoying her studies and the twin qualities of empathy and strength they are teaching her. "The greatest life lesson Girls' College taught me was that you can do anything, be anything you want in life. At Girls' College you can be an academic, a sportswoman, a musician, a community worker. You don't have to limit yourself to one field, not at school and not in life".


Eliza Karasavvas and Courtney Richards Visit Girls' College

Weekend Sports Results For 9 - 10 June 2017

Girls' College had a full sporting weekend with netball, hockey and chess. With netball, Girls' College competed in the Netball Swift Tournament as 1 of 9 schools. With hockey, the U14, U15, U16 & 1st Teams competed against Gateway School. In chess, both the Senior and Junior teams competed in the Arundel Chess Tournament. Well done to all our sporting girls, particularly our Junior chess team who returned winners.

Please see the full results below: 

Hockey

U14s

vs Gateway Won 3 - 0

U15s

vs Gateway Won 1 - 0

U16s

vs Gateway Won 1 - 0

1st Team

vs Gateway Won 2 - 0

Netball Swift Tournament

Girls' College vs Gateway Lost 4 - 10

Girls' College vs Dominican Convent Lost 3 - 12

Girls' College vs Kyle College Won 8 - 5

Girls' College vs Petra Lost 2 - 4

Girls' College finished 5th out of 9 schools. Natalie Senderayi was named Runner Up for the Best Defender.

Arundel Chess Tournament

The Girls' College Senior Team finished 5th out of 13 teams. The Girls' College Junior Team won the Junior Section. Fantastic results from Maria ChegeNicole AndrolakisSimbisai ZhouAlondra GandiwaRopafadzo Mwezi. And we cannot forget to congratulate Mr. Muti.


Girls' College U15s vs Gateway School

Photography by Tom Stewart
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Girls' College 1st Team vs Gateway School

Photography by Tom Stewart
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Our Galleries Updated With Photos Taken At the 2017 Hockey & Netball Festival

We are pleased to inform our visitors that Girls' College has updated our school galleries with photos taken during the 2017 Hockey & Netball Festival event which took place on Friday 12 May 2017. The festival gallery can be viewed here.  Enjoy!

Weekend Sports Results For 19 - 20 May 2017

Various Girls' College hockey teams travelled to Harare over the past weekend to compete against Lomagundi and Dominican Convent Harare in their first serious hockey competition for the 2nd Term. The Girls' College teams played well, winning 3 of their 6 matches and drawing one. Well done girls!

Please see the full results below:

 

 

Hockey

U14s

vs Dominican Convent Harare Won 3 - 1

U15s

vs Lomagundi Lost 0 - 1

vs Dominican Convent Harare Drew 1 - 1

U16s

vs Dominican Convent Harare Won 1 - 0

1st Team

vs Lomagundi Won 1 - 0

vs Dominican Convent Harare Lost 0 - 1