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Jeppe Girls Voted Best of the Best

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Newsletter December 2017

Newsletter December 2017

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Jenna runs like the wind

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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 2017

Captain: Rethabile Moboko and Vice Captain: Margret Mashala

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, JesseMacDonald, Jemima Mphirima

Team: Rethabile Maboko and Margret Mashala