Category: Pietermaritzburg Girls High School

Japanese honour for local karate kid

Kaitlyn Chloe Joseph (14), a Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School Grade 9 learner, has been recognized for her achievements in Kyokushin Karate and has graded first Dan Homologated. She received a black belt specially shipped from Japan with her name embroidered in Japanese and has been included in the records of the World Sabaki Federation. This means that her achievements in karate will be internationally recognized, even in...

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Teen angler fishes for SA

Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School matric learner, Hannah Anderson, has been selected to fish for South African Deep-Sea Angling Association (SADSSA) in the upcoming Senior Gamefish Nationals. She will be part of the only junior team entered in this particular competition. The event takes place at Shelly Beach from 21 to 25 May 2018. Her dedication and tremendous effort in angling has paid off and she is absolutely delighted. Hannah will still only fish nationally, but now for South Africa, not only KwaZulu-Natal. This means she will change from the KwaZulu-Natal black and white colours to a blue blazer and cream skirt...

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Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School learner raises R24 000 for Pink Drive

Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School Grade 11 learner, Damini Parshutam (16), swam her first Midmar 8 Mile recently raising R24 000 for Pink Drive. Damini has participated in the Midmar Mile six times but wanted to challenge herself this year and signed up for the 8 Mile swim. “I wanted to do something for a good cause. The ladies at the Pink Drive are so empowering and listening to their stories always amazes me so I wanted to take on the challenge and doing for a cause made it even more worth it,” she said. She started her fundraising in...

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Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High donates to WILDLANDS

Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School donates over 25 tons of recycling to WILDLANDS.  Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School is a committed member of the WILDLANDS Recycling for Life initiative. Learners and staff at GHS collect recyclable materials from their homes and bring it to the recycling village at school. Internal competitions are held by the GHS Recycling Society for the class that collects the most materials each term. In 2017, Wildlands, with support from Nedbank and South32 collected 929 875 kg’s of recycling from 123 schools in Wildlands’ Sustainable Schools Network. GHS collected 15 386kgs of recyclable materials this past year for...

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Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High honouring its pupils with academic awards

Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School recently held its annual Academic Awards ceremony honouring the efforts of its pupils throughout the 2017 academic year. This year the school welcomed back old girl Nozipho Mbanjwa as guest speaker for the awards. Mbanjwa is recognised internationally as a leading Global Moderator facilitating conversations for organisations such as the World Bank, the United Nations and other corporates around the world. She is also the CEO of The Talent Firm. Mbanjwa gave an inspiring talk encouraging the learners to make the most of their time at school. Rachael Job and Lindelwa Bhengu were the recipients...

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