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Don’t miss our Centenary Concert Cantata

The final event of the year – the CENTENARY CONCERT! In the school hall on 13 September 2019. Tickets go […]

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Ruth First Jeppe Fiesta Fundraising Concert on Friday 30 August 2019

Join us for the third Ruth First Fiesta in support of the Ruth First Jeppe Memorial Scholarships. The  Programme ranges […]

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5km Run/Walk on 17 August 2019

Join us for a fun-filled family day. Race starts at 8. Please support our Grade 9 Craft market and the […]

 
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Newsletter June 2019

Newsletter June 2019

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Coding with Pelonomi Moiloa

As part of our focus on women in youth month, Pelonomi Moiloa (class of 2010) addressed the school assembly on […]

Grade 8 Admissions 2020

The Gauteng Department of Education announced on Friday evening that the opening of Online Applications for 2020 for grade 8 […]

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Chess

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Although many of our senior players matriculated last year, the younger Jeppe players have continued to move from strength to strength.

Our first challenge of the year was the Central Johannesburg Chess League.  We were the only all-girls school competing in the league and owing to the tough competition neither our A nor B team secured any of the top positions. However, the girls were exposed to a vast range of “masculine” tactics and the many rounds they played gave them experience and helped us to develop more aggressive strategies that empowered them to tackle the next league.

During the second term we started our second league which continued in the third term.  With a remarkable improvement in performance and technique, both the U15 and U18 teams achieved impressive results and went to the Gauteng finals in Pretoria. We were very excited when our under-age U19 team succeeded in winning first place in their section.

Our players also excelled in the Gauteng Sports Chess Individual Tournament which was held in second term. Amy Wallace and Kalista January made it through to the U15 final round, while Chiara Cotumaccio, Jacinta Gray, Nicole Saungweme, Mandisa Mpinga and Vanessa Ndiangang were finalists in the U18 section.  After a tough 14 hours of play, Amy Wallace was selected to represent Gauteng at the Nationals in Durban during the holidays.

The following girls were recognised in 2018 for their contribution to Chess:

Half Colours (Re-award): Genevieve Bonus and Kimalda Chetty

Half Colours (New): Mandisa Mpinga, Chiara Cotumaccio and Amy Wallace

Merit Award: Vanessa Ndiangang, Jacinta Gray, Kalista January and Jami Meintjies

Team: Genevieve Bonus, Kimalda Chetty and Chloe da Cruz