Weekly Activities News 08-03-2024

14 Mar 2024

SACEE (South African Council for Educators) LANGUAGE CHALLENGE 2023

It is a fun challenge to attempt to figure out the answers to 100 multiple choice questions for The Sacee Language Challenge. We are pleased to announce that out of 24 schools that participated from Grades Eight to Eleven last year, Collegiate learners achieved top results. 29132 learners participated from Grades Eight to Eleven.

We are proud of:

Lulwando Mbekeni, who achieved 96% and placed third in Grade Eight of the schools who participated.

Clarice Pieterse and Philippa Stevens, who both achieved 100%. and placed first in Grade Nine of the schools who participated.

Jennifer Friskin, who achieved 96% and placed third in Grade Ten of the schools who participated.

Jessica Smith, who achieved 96% and placed third in Grade Eleven of the schools who participated.

In due course, these learners will receive prize money for their achievements.

We encourage all Grade Eights to Elevens to give the 2024 Sacee Language Challenge, which takes place in September, their best efforts


The Muslim Student Association recently visited Coega Door of Hope Children's Home. The learners spent their afternoon playing games and getting to know the children. We thank the Adams family for their generous donations. A special thank you to Ahmed Adams at Sweet Connection.


The community engagement portfolio and a number of other keen learners took our school motto, “Facta non Verba - Deeds not Words” to heart and visited the EP Children’s Home on Friday, 8 March. They spent the afternoon with the children aged 4 - 12, playing various games, and dancing to music. They also donated 70 containers of play dough - made by our learners. It was a joyful and fun experience for both the children and learners.


The Collegiate Literary Society visited the Logos Hope which is anchored in our harbour. Known for its onboard bookshop, the Logos Hope was a new experience for our literature enthusiasts.


In March 2024, we focused on STEAM events of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Our events were diverse in this week and included:

  • Resource Centre exhibition on STEAM topics/ authors
  • Art and music displays
  • Assembly: “Artificial Intelligence and new technologies”, by Mr Ross Kelly
  • NMU Chemistry Department lessons and NMU Physics Department lessons for Physical Sciences learners in Grades 10, 11, 12.
  • Learners’ mass art work (sketches/ abstract)
  • Recycling campaign throughout the week
  • iAfrica Robotics and Coding workshops for Grade 8s featuring a team from Cape Town visiting us for two days of robotics and coding activities
  • Science experiment display for the whole school in the quad
  • Mathematics and Science Tutoring and Collaboration with St James Roman Catholic school for girls in Gqeberha.
  • Launch of a e-Sports club
  • Mathematics Pi competition
  • Choir Flash Mob
  • Inter-class Trash to Art Fashion Show/ Exhibition
  • Dramatic Arts learners’ presentations
  • Visit from Pepper, Standard Bank and Kuunda Disrupt (microbit and coding challenges). Pepper is the first humanoid robot in South Africa

The Standard Bank STEAM Week proved to be a chance for us to expose our learners to all the possibilities in the working world. Various speakers and exhibitors spoke to our learners about the fast-paced changes we are experiencing, the important role that women can play in the technology space and the importance of being a life-long learner.

The Trash to Fashion Show concluded the STEAM Week powered by Standard Bank - South Africa with register classes competing for the prize of free civvies day. Lolwethu Singeni modelled the winning outfit for E5. The A5 class won the Recycling Campaign competition.


If you are a Waterfield House Old Girl, please join us for a Hostel High Tea and Tour in celebration of our very special 150th Founders' Day (10 May 2024).

Venue: Waterfield House, Collegiate Girls' High School

Date: Thursday, 9 May 2024 (Founders' Week)

Time: 15:00-16:30

Cost: R150

Book here: https://qkt.io/asvs29

All dietary requirements to Jenny Jooste (jooste@cghs.co.za) by 25 April.

Bookings close 25 April.

We look forward to taking you on a trip down memory lane.


The past any of our Collegiate sport players participate in various events. We congratulate Emma Stevens and Elizabeth Horn on being selected for the Water polo Eastern Province U/18 Currie Cup Team. The tournament is being held in East London from 14 to 16 March 2024. Bronwyn Shone won the bronze medal at the EC Schools Provincial Athletics Championships in the 200m U17 (although she is still U16) held in Komani. We congratulate the Collegiate Swimming Team, who, along with Grey High School, came first in the Pearson Prestige Gala on Monday 4 March, winning against Pearson, DSG, Kingswood and St Dominic’s Priory.