During the first school week of 2016 new learners were greeted and given an opportunity to become part of the cultural family of the school. They rose to the challenge and joined in the auditions for the orchestra, choir and the House Plays.
The music department delighted its audience with the St Valentines Concert, the Mothers’ day concert, the Night at the Proms and the Carols by Candlelight. All music groups take part in these concerts and we delight in watching them showcase their talent. Our combined Pipe Band performed at the Mothers’ day concert and it was suggested that it become a yearly institution. The ballroom dancing added a new dimension to the Proms Concert and we look forward to seeing much more of them. The four concerts are the highlight of the school’s music calendar and we are exceptionally proud of all our music groups.
The Inter House Play Festival’s creation was staged with great aplomb at the end of term one. The involvement of the learners in the festival is unbelievably diverse, in that this festival reflects its motto: By the children, for the children.
The training of the Marimba band this year was very successful. Mr Ndlovu has an exceptionally high level of expectation and the girls were able to perform very soon after the rehearsals began. They have become a favourite with the school.
Term three saw the joining of the junior and the senior choir. It was a new venture that proved to be very successful. The girls went on a camp early in term 4 and performed as the new 2017 choir at the carols by Candlelight. We look forward to auditioning for the new training choir that will start in January 2017.
Debating, both on a Model UN level and SACEE, was once again superb. The learners were coached and guided with expertise and acquitted themselves fearlessly. PHSG, in collaboration with SAIIA (the South African Institute of International Affairs) hosted a very special Model United Nations Event in our hall. We were also asked to host the final round of the junior debating and delighted in sharing our beautiful school.
Public Speaking has grown tremendously in the last two years. The coaches and presenters are exceptional and the learners benefit greatly by the training. The girls have achieved excellently in the competitions, showing off silver and gold certificates.
|Four Schools' Art Exhibition and Concert
The Four Schools Art exhibition was hosted by Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool , collated and presented by their Art educator Philip van Emmenis. Our learners’ works were exhibited and we are very proud of the PHSG Art Department. The Art exhibition was followed by the Four Schools’ Concert, hosted by Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria. Our newly combined choir was exceptionally well received and the orchestra’s rendition of the Grate Gates of Kiev astounded the audience.