The orchestra is an inclusive group where musicians can improve their skills and widen their repertoire. The orchestra has regular performances and plays a wide range of music. The orchestra takes part in the annual Four Schools Concert, showcasing their remarkable talent under the leadership of Mrs Hohls. The Valentine’s Day Concert, Mother’s Day Concert and Night at the Proms are a few of the performances learners and parents can look forward to during the year.
The string ensemble is a small group of musicians. They perform at the annual Night at the Proms concert, Mother’s Day concert, Valentine’s Day concert and many more. The music is of high standard and requires many hours of practice from its members, like any other musical group. The wide repertoire ensures that it is always interesting with something for everyone.
An ensemble that has improved vastly over the years, the guitar ensemble is a place for the school’s guitarists to showcase their talent. From Spanish to Classical, the guitarists improve their skills and learn new techniques on a continuous basis. This ensemble group performs at the Valentine’s Day concert, Mother’s Day concert and Night at the Proms concert.
Both the Senior Choir and the New Voices choir make great strides throughout the year. The Senior Choir competes in various competitions such as the Pretoria Eisteddfod and the Irene Village Mall competition. A number of the Senior Choir members are selected to be part of the University of Pretoria Youth Choir. The choir performs at the annual Four Schools Concert, Night at the Proms, Mother’s Day Concert, Valentine’s Day concert to name a few.
The fear of death is said to be a close second to the fear of public speaking. At the public speaking club learners are taught how to overcome this fear and hone their communication skills. A club that has grown vastly over the years, learners compete in various public speaking competitions and showcase their talents. These competitions include the National All Girls’ Schools Festival and the Emalahleni English Orators competition.
The Model UN debaters focus on solving social issues. The teams represent various countries at the Model United Nations conferences. The MUN teams compete in the annual Environment Sustainability Project and submit research papers on specific topics relating to the environment, sustainable development, energy sources etc. Our learners often win individual awards as well as team awards at the various MUN conferences.
To be or not to be is the question. The argument and supporting evidence for the argument is the answer. The senior and junior debating teams compete in the SACEE debating league as well as at the National All Girls’ Schools Festival. The debaters learn new skills such as how to properly structure an argument and find the flaws in someone else’s argument. The beginner debaters are moulded into true competitors throughout the year and go on to push the more experienced debaters to new heights.
A collaborative club with the gentlemen across the railway from Boys High, the ballroom dancing club has an advanced class and a beginner’s class. The members learn ballroom and Latin dances, including the Waltz, mambo, tango and various others.