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Our Galleries Updated With Photos Taken At Our Speech Day 2015 Ceremony

We are pleased to inform our visitors that Girls' College has updated our school galleries with photos taken at this term's Annual Speech Day & Prize Giving 2015.  The gallery can be viewed here.  Enjoy!

Follow Up To Mr. Ndlovu's Visit To Girls' College

Mr Z Ndlovu founder of Stop To Start InternationalAs mentioned in an earlier news article, Mr. Zwelibanzi Ndlovu, founder of Stop To Start International, kindly accepted an invitation to speak to students, parents and other visitors at Girls' College yesterday, 3 November 2015.  Mr. Ndlovu was the Guest Of Honour at our recent Annual Speech Day and Prize Giving ceremony and as Mrs Ross, school Principal, noted in her introduction, Girls' College had received numerous enquiries by interested parties due to the splendid speech he made at our Speech Day.

So, Girls' College decided to invite Mr. Ndlovu back for another presentation.  In her introduction, Mrs Ross, had three words for Mr. Ndlovu, "Wow! Wow! Wow!" and he definitely wowed the audience with his speech on subject choices; career choices; and being true to one's passions and talents.

Upcoming Community Event At Zonkizizwe Shopping Centre, Bradfield. All Are Welcome

Bulawayo Island Hospice ServiceWe are pleased to inform our website visitors that the Girls' College choir will be partaking in the 'Light A Light For Hospice 2015' community event taking place at Zonkizizwe Shopping Centre, Bradfield on Friday 27 November 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  Entrance is free!.

This year's theme is a quote by Thomas Campbell ~ "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die".  The Bulawayo Island Hospice Service asks anyone who may have lost a loved one to cancer to please purchase a heart upon which you can place a photograph, verse or special message.  These hearts are not limited to cancer, so if you wish to mark the remembrance of a loved one lost, you are more than welcome to.

Island Hospice hearts can be purchased for US$10.00 each at the following places:

  • L.N.A. Bradfield
  • Bags Of Fun, Bradfield
  • Sedgemoor Dairies Depot in 15th Avenue
  • Island Hospice Office at 2 George Silundika St. cnr Masotsha Ndlovu Ave.

The event will be a festive one with food and drink on sale; stalls selling Christmas gifts; and Carols By Candlelight culminating in the lighting of the Christmas tree lights.  Make a date and join us for a fun filled family evening in support of a worthy cause.  For more information contact Janice of Island Hospice on:

0772 313 617 or

0712 684 279 or

the office on 77972.

Upcoming Event With A Special Speaker. All Are Welcome

Mr Z Ndlovu founder of Stop To Start InternationalWe are pleased to inform our website visitors that Girls' College will be hosting an inspirational speaker at an upcoming event to be held in our Ross Fuller Hall on Tuesday 3 November 2015 from 4:00 to 4:45pm.

Students, parents, members of staff and anyone else interested in attending are welcome to do so.  Don't miss Mr. Zwelibanzi Ndlovu, founder of Stop To Start International will be the invited motivational speaker.  Stop To Start International is a transformation management firm.

Don't miss Mr. Ndlovu speaking about subject selection for your child/children; career choices; gifts and talents; and personal effectiveness amongst other subjects.  For more information feel free to download the attached Adobe PDF document below.

For those requiring directions please see the Google map on our Contact Us page here:

Physical Address

62 Livingstone Road

Suburbs

Bulawayo

Tel. (09)258118/9

Another School Principal's Newsletter Published and The Latest 2 Volumes of The Sentinel

We are pleased to inform our visitors that Mrs Ross has published a new issue of her School Principal's Newsletter.  The second issue for the current school term.  It can be read here.  Remember for those who would prefer to download a copy to read offline, they can do so using the 'Download Attachments' link at the bottom of the article.  Enjoy!


We are please to inform our visitors that the latest two school Sentinels have just been published, Volumes 22 & 23.  The latest Sentinel, Volume 23 can be read here while Volume 22 can be read if you click on the 'Current Month Archives' option to the right of the latest Sentinel.

Prelude

Starting in the 2nd school term of 2015, the school website will feature, in the News Section, interesting articles of an educational and/or human interest value.  Initially these articles will be published on a bi-weekly schedule, but this may increase depending on the number of articles or stories found.  Some articles may be published in their entirety whilst others, due to copyright issues, will be published in part with a link to the website featuring the full article.

The school website would like to encourage Girls' College students and staff to notify the website team of any articles or stories that they deem interesting and worthy of inclusion.  If a contributed article is published on the school website, the student or staff member will be acknowledged.  If the contributing student or staff member has an interesting story behind how they found said article, feel free to tell the website team and it will be included along with the interesting article.  You can do this by contacting Miss Thandi Banda.

The publishing of these articles is meant to encourage more participation and interest by the school's students and staff members in their school's website.  The website can only grow in strength with this increase in participation and this participation will help to bolster the value of ownership, for the website, amongst the school's students and staff.

With this preamble over let us begin with the fifth article.  This article is an inspiring human interest story of a political nature which generated much media attention at the time.  For some the story will bring to the fore the age-old argument about which is the more capable gender, but the story more accurately underlines that capability is a human quality not a gender one.  More importantly it underlines the dangers of complacency.  Unfortunately, the full article cannot be hosted on our website, but if you find it enjoyable you can click on the "Continue Reading" link at the bottom to read the full article at source.


"The Petticoat Rebellion of 1916" (written by Jennifer Colton-Jones)

Laura Stockton Starcher, 1917 (The Oregonian/Oregon Historical Society)"On a December morning in 1916, the polls opened in the small town of Umatilla, Oregon, for a municipal election. As the day stretched on, the town’s men drifted in and out, casting a ballot here or there. By midday, the men started to wonder what had happened to the women. For months, the women had talked of their newly gained right to vote—women in Oregon won the right to vote in 1912, eight years before the 19th Amendment—but election morning came and went without a peep from Umatilla’s fairer residents.

Perhaps the women had decided they couldn’t spare the time to vote. Perhaps they assumed the incumbents would keep their seats with no serious opposition on the ticket. Perhaps it simply slipped their minds. It would fit: The town’s city councilmen often failed—or simply forgot—to attend council meetings themselves.

Prelude

Starting in the 2nd school term of 2015, the school website will feature, in the News Section, interesting articles of an educational and/or human interest value.  Initially these articles will be published on a bi-weekly schedule, but this may increase depending on the number of articles or stories found.  Some articles may be published in their entirety whilst others, due to copyright issues, will be published in part with a link to the website featuring the full article.

The school website would like to encourage Girls' College students and staff to notify the website team of any articles or stories that they deem interesting and worthy of inclusion.  If a contributed article is published on the school website, the student or staff member will be acknowledged.  If the contributing student or staff member has an interesting story behind how they found said article, feel free to tell the website team and it will be included along with the interesting article.  You can do this by contacting Miss Thandi Banda.

The publishing of these articles is meant to encourage more participation and interest by the school's students and staff members in their school's website.  The website can only grow in strength with this increase in participation and this participation will help to bolster the value of ownership, for the website, amongst the school's students and staff.

With this preamble over let us begin with the fourth article.  This article is an interesting story of one of nature's most unusual creatures.  Unfortunately, the full article cannot be hosted on our website, but if you find it enjoyable you can click on the "Continue Reading" link at the bottom to read the full article at source.


"The Mole Rat Prophecies" (written by Matt Castle)

Artists impression of Darwin and the mole rat"The naked mole rat, Heterocephalus glaber, is fleshy, furless, buck-toothed and brazenly ugly. Yet what these small East African rodents lack in terms of good looks, they make up with an impressive array of biological quirks. These misnamed mammals are neither moles nor rats, and in terms of their social behaviour are actually closer to bees, wasps, ants, and termites than to other backboned animals.

They live in underground cooperative colonies of up to 300 individuals with a dominant breeding “queen” and celibate soldier and worker castes. Biologists have identified only one other vertebrate—the closely related Damaraland mole rat—that uses this rigid reproductive and social structure. Until the late 1970s scientists believed that this trait, known as eusociality, was confined to insects.

Naked mole rats deploy several impressive feats of physiology, including an apparent imperviousness to pain, a casual disregard for low-oxygen environments, and resistance to cancer. Indeed, these unsightly creatures both baffle and buttress Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in multiple remarkable and apparently self-contradictory ways..." Continue Reading

 


Further Reading

Girls' College Presents An 'Al Fresco Evening'

Girls' College would like to inform the school, parents and local community that it is holding a fundraising evening which includes dinner, theatre and music on Friday 11 September 2015 from 6:30pm onwards.  Tickets are available from the administration offices at Girls' College, 62 Livingstone Rd, Suburbs, Bulawayo.  Ticket prices are US$20 and this includes a bottle of wine.  Details of the venue will be provided to ticket buyers.

This is a fundraising evening, so please show your support by coming to Girls' College and buying a ticket.  See you there!


 Movie Moments fundraising poster