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Spring Soirée 2018

Join us on 20th September for the final school performance of our Matric music students. The soirée will also showcase […]

 
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Hats Galore

The grade 8 art classes designed and created their own hats out of recyclable materials – making use of plastic, […]

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Scarves given out to 900 children at “Charity Begins with Me”

A group of 11 Jeppe Girls and 3 members of staff (Miss Wust, Miss Nagel and Mr Moja) joined volunteers […]

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Silver for u19 Chess Team at Gauteng Finals

Well done to the u/19 chess team for winning Silver medals at the Gauteng Finals yesterday. Outstanding achievement. Thank you […]

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Debating

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As the world continually shifts, posing new questions daily about human experience and ethics, it is often challenging to decide where to stand as society confronts increasingly complex issues. For the speakers of the Jeppe Girls’ Debating team, it these very issues that must be probed, researched and argued convincingly about over the course of the year.

Speaking skills are developed and honed in practice sessions and the friendly ongoing rivalry with the Jeppe Boys’ team allows both junior and senior speakers to practice their speaking in a series of friendly, but often hotly contested, debates.

The Interhouse Debating competition saw many passionate speakers represent their houses in the third term.

According to Margaret Heffernan, “For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument and debate”. The Jeppe Girls’ Debating team embodies this philosophy, and we look forward to continued Debating growth and talent.

Office Bearers for 2018

Captain: Jayme Smith and Vice Captains: Ntsakisi Ntsekhe and Humayra Akhalwaya

The following girls were recognised during 2017 for their contribution to debating:

Full Colours (New): Rethabile Maboko

Half Colours (New): Margret Mashala, Humayra Akhalwaya, Ntsakisi Ntsekhe, Jayme Smith

Merit Award: Mishka Maharaj, Carmen Parker, Amanda Mashingaidze, Jesse MacDonald, Jemima Mphirima

Team: Rethabile Maboko and Margret Mashala