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Pitch Night With African Leadership University (ALU)

"African Leadership University is building a reputation for being the university of the future and is focused on educating Africa's future leaders."

In collaboration with Educate:Funding The Future, Girls' College students and their parents are invited to meet Sibusiso Shongwe (Head of Southern Africa Recruitment) for ALU for an evening of discussion and questions related to studying at ALU and financing such study.

Entrance and coffee is free for all Girls' College staff and students. Don't miss this valuable opportunity

Date: Thursday 1 December 2016

Venue: Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Our Galleries Updated With Photos Taken At The Beare Trophy Water Polo Tournament 2016

We are pleased to inform our visitors that Girls' College has updated our school galleries with photos taken during the 2016 Beare Trophy Water Polo Tournament which took place at Christian Brothers' College on Satuday 29 October 2016.  The gallery can be viewed here.  Enjoy!

Weekend Sports Results For 19 November

On Saturday 19 November 2016 Girls' College once again hosted a very successful Junior Invitational Gala. This year 4 schools participated namely Girls' College, Christian Brothers' College (C.B.C.), Falcon College and Midlands Christian College (M.C.C.). With Midlands Christian being co-ed and able to enter both boys and girls, Girls' College teamed up with Christian Brothers' College and Falcon College.

There was a full itinerary for the morning with a total of 34 race events divided by a tea break for the officials, staff and parents. Just over half the races consisted of relays and if success is judged by the number of new records, this year the Junior Invitational was indeed a successful event with no fewer than 7 new swimming records covering the entire range of age groups. This year's new records were dominated by one name - Liam O'Hara of Falcon College. Special mention must go to the record he broke for the Open 100m Freestyle where Liam finished in under 1 minute! Well done Liam! As a comparison the world 100m Freestyle record is 46s:91 set by Brazilian swimmer C├ęsar Cielo in 2009 - Wikipedia.

Please see below for a full list of all records broken:

Junior Invitational Gala Records

   
New Record Previous Record

U16 4x25m Individual Medley

Liam O'Hara in a new record of 1m:03s.26

D. Bruce of C.B.C. of 1m:08s.63 (2015)

U16 1x50m Breaststroke

Liam O'Hara in a new record of 31s.99

O. Lacey of C.B.C. of 33s.53 (2015)

U15 4x50m Freestyle Relay

Girls' College/Falcon College in a new record of 2m:01s.91

Girls' College/C.B.C. of 2m:03s.22 (2015)

U16 1x50m Butterfly

Liam O'Hara in a new record of 29s.10

C. Friend of Falcon of 29s.81 (2010)

U15 4x25m Medley Relay

Girls' College/Falcon College in a new record of 1m:05s.25

Girls' College of 1m:05s.93 (2003)

Open 1x100m Freestyle

Liam O'Hara in a new record of 59s.71

A. Cyprianos of C.B.C. of 1m:02s.41 (2010)

U14 6x25m Freestyle Relay

Girls' College/Falcon College in a new record of 1m:30s.49

Girls' College/Falcon College of 1m:30s.86 (2012)
 

 

The overall results for the morning's swimming can be seen in the table below along with a mini-gallery of photos taken. A special thank you to the Girls' College staff and pupils from all the schools, especially Falcon College and M.C.C. who travelled long distances to attend. Well done to all the swimmers who participated! A full gallery of photos from the swimming gala can be viewed here.

The gala may have been the major event for the day, but one cannot forget to mention that taking place at the same time at Girls' College were tennis matches between Girls' College and visiting Midlands Christian College. Results for this fixture can be viewed in the table below.


Junior Invitational Gala 2016

Junior Invitational Gala Results

   
Team Results
Girls' College & Falcon College
1st place (341pts)
Girls' College & C.B.C.
2nd place (318pts)
Midlands Christian College
3rd place (173.5pts)
 

 

Tennis

Girls' College vs M.C.C.

   
Team Results
Girls' College U14s vs M.C.C. U14s
Drew 2 - 2
Girls' College U16s vs M.C.C. U16s
Won 4 - 0
 

 


Junior Invitational Gala Gallery

Photography by Tom Stewart
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Our Galleries Updated With Photos Taken At The Junior Invitational Gala 2016

We are pleased to inform our visitors that Girls' College has updated our school galleries with photos taken during the 2016 Junior Invitational Swimming Gala which took place at Girls' College on Satuday 19 November 2016.  The gallery can be viewed here.  Enjoy!

Congratulations To Our Student Athletes For Earning Their Selection For Zimbabwe Water Polo

Girls' College is very proud to announce that 11 of our water polo players have successfully and deservedly earned their position onto the various water polo teams which will represent Zimbabwe in South Africa in December 2016 at the South African Provinicial Water Polo Tournament.

Age Group
U14 U15 U16 U17 U18 U19
 Lizay Muller Wandile Banda Billie Nel Amy Beattie Courtney Pritchard Megan Keefe
Megan Beattie Savanah Du Preez Brittany Van De Walt Jaimee Maidwell  
      Rebecca Nash    

Our water polo players selected to represent Zimbabwe (click to view)

(From L - R) Lizay Muller (U14); Wandile Banda (U15); Savanah Du Preez (U15); Billie Nel (U16); Megan Keefe (U19) Courtney Pritchard (U18); Jamiee Maidwell (U18); Amy Beattie (U17); Brittney Van Der Walt (U17); Rebecca Nash (U17); Megan Beattie (U14)

2017 Term Dates & Public Holidays

We all love to plan ahead of time so Girls' College thought we would share the 2017 Term dates and public holidays.

2017 School Term Dates

First Term 2017

Start - Tuesday 10th January 2017

End - Thursday 6th April 2017

Half Term - Friday 17th - Monday 22nd February 2017

Second Term 2017

Start - Tuesday 9th May 2017

End - Thursday 3rd August 2017

Half Term - Friday 16th - Monday 19th June 2017

Third Term 2017

Start - Tuesday 12th September 2017

End - Thursday 7th December 2017

Half Term - Friday 13th - Monday 16th October 2017

Please note that these dates may change. In the event that they do change we will definitely keep you posted.


School Term Dates for 2017
Image showing the 2017 Term dates

Public holiday dates for 2017
Image showing 2017 public holidays

Girls' College Christmas Carol Picnic

Girls' College will be hosting a Christmas carol picnic on the school grounds. Drinks and snacks will be on sale, but those who attend are welcome to bring their own picnic hampers. Please note that this year Girls' College will be combining this event with our annual Old Girls Reunion. Come and attend!

Date: Monday 5 December 2016

Venue: Girls' College school grounds

Time: 6:00pm for 6:30pm


Girls' College Christmas Carol Picnic poster

Our Galleries Updated With Photos Taken At The Saints Invitational Water Polo Tournament 2016

We are pleased to inform our visitors that Girls' College has updated our school galleries with photos taken during the 2016 Saints Invitational Water Polo Tournament which took place in South Africa from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October 2016.  The gallery can be viewed here.  Enjoy!