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By: Vghs  11-11-2011


On the 18th of July 2011 Victoria Girls' High held their annual interhouse hockey tournament, where all four houses teamed up against each other for a first position prize.  The event was filled with enthusiasm and team spirit  The event was won by  Dorset House.  Graeme House came second, whilst Ruthville House and Thursford House took third and fourth positions.  A warm thanks must go to the school's hockey department for organising such a successful event.

Nazi Buso and Amy Ferrera

Cassie Lister

Sive Buhlungu, Anelisa Msomi and Luvuyo Hlatshaneni



Blessings Chinganga (grade 10) was recently selected as part of the Eastern Province Senior Debating Team. Blessings was selected from many contenders from the different teams which took part in the Provincial Schools' Debating Competition. The EP team will be taking part in the National Debating Competition later on this year.

Blessings Chinganga



Ayanda Twani, a grade 12 learner at VGHS, is the Eastern Cape’s provincial representative for the Young Communicators national competition.  This public speaking competition has involved writing and presenting an original speech in three different rounds - the Grahamstown district level, the Regional (Cacadu) level and at the Provincial level. 

Ayanda’s speech was entitled “The Wall” and was a critical analysis of religion as a metaphorical wall.  Her depth of insight and maturity of thought greatly impressed the judges at the Provincial round, held in Bisho, where she beat stiff competition to be selected as the Eastern Cape representative.  She will now be preparing a new speech for the National competition which will be held in Johannesburg in August.



The English Poetry Competition was recently held at VG.  The Grade 12 section was won by Jessica Wentworth.  Vongai Chindeka won the Grade 9 section and Chwayita Yose was the runner up.  Vivienne Dames was the grade 10 winner.  The Grade 8s were represented by Olwethu Mvelo and Luchulumanco Njokweni.

Back Row:    Jessica Wentworth(winner gr12), Vongai Chindeka  (winner gr9), Vivienne Dames (winner gr10)

Front Row: Chwayita Yose, Olwethu Mvelo and Luchulumanco Njokweni



Six VG girls recently received certificates for attending a leadership summit held at the University Of the Free State.

Back: Siba Quma, Amanda Tsipa, Oneyka Osode

Front: Lorenthia Swartland, Babalwa Venani and Siyanda  Makunga



The VG spirit shone during the recent Derby Day against neighbours DSG.  The VG Netball and Hockey teams demonstrated commitment and dedication.  

The VG Hockey Team in action

The Matrics Show their VG spirit



Gloomy weather aside, the 2011 Matric Farewell was a glittering affair.  The Grade 11s treated the Matrics to a "Red Carpet Experience" straight from the theatres of Hollywood.  In turn, the Matrics dazzled in their gorgeous dance dresses.



On Saturday 19 February, the VG choir gathered to record their second CD. The girls sang exceptionally well and fifteen carefully selected songs were recorded.  The songs recorded ranged from  classic choruses, such as Mozart's Requiem  and  Pavarotti's Libiamo to traditional favourites. 

Local sound engineer Corinne Cooper, oversaw the technicalities to ensure outstanding quality. The VG choir is gearing up for its overseas tour later this year, and keeping up its well-known high standard under the baton of Mr Sibu Mkhize, so be sure to get your hands on a copy of this fantastic CD which will  be available at the school  soon.

T he choir hard at work

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I must say I learnt a lot from my high school and I will always treasure it and most of all I thank God for an opportunity of being a VG girl groomed and moulded so that one day I can make a mark somewhere out there. Still in Cape Town, Matthew has just turned 6 and Emily is 3.I am doing volunteer work at the Children’s Red Cross Hospital for the trauma unit.