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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 César 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
|Girls' College & Falcon College
||1st place (341pts)
|Girls' College & C.B.C.
||2nd place (318pts)
|Midlands Christian College
||3rd place (173.5pts)|
Girls' College vs M.C.C.
|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
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.
|Lizay Muller||Wandile Banda||Billie Nel||Amy Beattie||Courtney Pritchard||Megan Keefe|
|Megan Beattie||Savanah Du Preez||Brittany Van De Walt||Jaimee Maidwell|
(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
Public holiday dates for 2017
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
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!
Weekend Sports Results - U14 Invitational & U15 Beare Trophy Water Polo Tournament 2016
On Saturday 29 October 2016, Girls' College sent their junior U14 & U15 water polo teams to the annual U14 Invitational & U15 Beare Trophy Water Polo Tournament held at Christian Brothers College here in Bulawayo. Two schools from Harare, Hellenic Academy and Chisipite also sent their respective U14 & U15 teams to Bulawayo to compete.
The two Girls' College water polo teams that competed were:
|Girls' College U14 Water Polo Team||Girls' College U15 Water Polo Team|
|Lizay Muller||Derryn Karner|
|Candace Keyer||Wandile Banda (capt)|
|Rebecca Ross||Shelby Schoultz|
|Aisha Mohamed||Beth Berger|
|Caitlin Kenny||Sancia Bravo|
|Stephanie Meyer||Savanah du Preez|
|Stacey Babbage||Jamie Van Wyk|
|Megan Beattie||Amba Fairbairn|
|Savannah Munro||Kasey McGovern|
|Gemma Pretorius||Megan Norman|
|Kelsey Hunter - Team Coach|
Christian Brothers College (C.B.C.) did an excellent job hosting the 2016 tournament and their facilities were top notch. In one of the photos below you will see a newly constructed modular metal walkway that can quickly be installed for water polo matches. This walkway allows the match referees to have much closer access to any of the matches and you can view its installation at the C.B.C. Facebook page here.
The day was filled with excitement and some fantastic junior water polo skills. After all the official tournament matches were over, the C.B.C. and Falcon College boys put on an exhibition match to the enjoyment of all those who attended. Chisipite proved to be the better players this year and deservedly won the two tournament trophies, The Beare Shield and The Hammond Trophy. Hellenic Academy came in second with Girls' College third.
An important aspect of this tournament is that it is used to make selections for the U14 & U15 Zimbabwe national teams. These selections are announced at the end of the day's matches and Girls' College is very proud to announce that Megan Beattie (U14), Lizay Muller (U14), Savanah du Preez (U15) and Wandile Banda (U15) were selected to represent their respective national sides. Great job girls!
Congratulations must also go to U14 players Kiera Stander (Chisipite), Hannah Van Rooyen (Chisipite), Erin Butler (Chisipite), Erin Goldsmith (Chisipite), Paige Van De Westhuizen (Chisipite), Cheyanne Impey Marais (Chisipite), Sydnie Hammond (Chisipite), Katie Coaton (Hellenic), Savannah Whittaker (Hellenic), and Paige Cornish (Hellenic) who were also selected to represent the Zimbabwean national U14 side. The U14 non-traveling reserve is Zara Zwart (Hellenic).
Selected players for the Zimbabwean U15 national side were Chelsey Hunter (Chisipite), Donna-Lee Van Oudtshoorn (Chisipite), Carla Goodinson (Chisipite), Jorja Jones (Chisipite), Mkudzei Watambgwa (Chisipite), Kianna Melvin (Chisipite), Samantha Hoal (Chisipite), Gemma Schonken (Hellenic), Isabella Savo (Hellenic), and Sasha Gemmill (Hellenic), with non-traveling reserve Tyla Falkenburg (Hellenic).
Full results for Girls' College can be viewed in the tables below along with a few photos taken during the tournament. A full gallery of photos will be published soon. Well done girls! Enjoy!
Beare Trophy Water Polo Tournament Results
|Girls' College U14 & U15 Team Results
Girls' College U14s vs Hellenic Academy U14s
|Lost 2 - 8
Girls' College U14s vs Chisipite U14s
|Lost 1 - 16
Girls' College U15s vs Hellenic Academy U15s
Drew 4 - 4
(Lost 6 - 5 in penalties)
Girls' College U15s vs Chisipite U15s
|Lost 0 - 8|
Zimbabwe Select U15s vs Zimbabwe Select U14s
|Won 4 - 0|
|Girls' College finished 3rd in the Tournament