Pretoria High School for Girls celebrated her 117th birthday on 10 October. The celebration began with a morning assembly. As the pupils and teachers led into the hall, they were accompanied by melodious tunes played by the saxophone ensemble.
Relebogile Mabotja was the guest speaker for this occasion. She is an Old Girl who graduated in 2003 and a host on Metro FM. She spoke about how Girls' High made her the woman she is today and shared a few special memories. As a birthday present for the school she promised to mentor ten lucky Matriculants, sponsor ten Grade 11 learners for their upcoming Matric dance, enhance the Music Centre and she wants to donate a trophy for a worthy Girls' High girl.
The assembly concluded with a proudly sung rendition of the school song and because Ms Mabotja's voice was so clear and she was so enthusiastic the girls could not help but sing along joyfully and loudly.
The old girls on staff as well as those who have been employed for more than 10 years placed white irises in a vase to commemorate the school's birthday.
To end the special day, the learners were treated to a vanilla ice cream, a much-awaited gift.