Senior Councillors 2011
L - R : Tamar Gerges (Deputy Head Girl), Megan Blignaut (Head Girl) and Jerusa Nzongo (Deputy Head Girl)
Each class chooses a representative for the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) at the beginning of each year. Meetings of the RCL are held monthly and provide a forum at which pupils can express their views. Opportunities are provided for them to voice their opinions and grievances and share ideas concerning the school’s functioning, administration and activities and they have representation on the school governing body. The RCL teaches pupils to think critically and logically and advocates the principles of fairness and equality. The RCL members are responsible for mplementing school projects in their classes e.g. the Proudly South Africa Day, which has been celebrated in conjunction with Youth Day, and the Pebble Project which is a project chosen by each class to assist less fortunate communities.
Councillors, together with the House Captains and Vice House Captains, play a very important role in building team spirit at Jeppe Girls, adding colour and vibrancy to the school with their skits, war cries and posters and the events they organise - from the Grade 8 welcome party to the Inter-house Gala. Educators have minimal involvement in the organization of these events, which encourages the girls to develop their management and leadership skills.
Back row: Sindile Vilakazi, Murunwa Mtephe, Naudia Yorke, Aeron Stipanov, Samantha Pinkney-Atkinson, Marla Pelembe, Lauren Venter, Sharnelle Gerber, Monique Ntozakhe, Zintle Walaza
Middle row: Melissa da Costa, Sheola Lynes, Tamar Gerges, Megan Blignaut, Jerusa Nzongo, Chantel Nkosi, Samantha van Zyl, Mbali Dlamini,
Front row: Bonine Steyn, Isabella da Silva, Haleemah Essop, Saadiya Mansoor, Nicole Leong, Sylvia Ujma
Absent: Saleha Hamid