A Message From The Principal | MR. T.S. REDDY

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Learners,

The term that has just passed has had its fair share of issues around electricity disruptions, internet and WIFI connectivity and refuse collection. It has been most gratifying to note how educators with the help of parents, managed to rise above these challenges to ensure that our girls were able to present the very best of themselves, and make the most of what Northlands Girls’ High has to offer, both in the classroom and in our extramural program. Although the Term 1 reports will only be issued at the start of the 2nd term, I am most encouraged by the good Term 1 results, which I have received to date.

I would like to pay special tribute and record my thanks to our committed and dedicated parents for their support of our girls during the extramural program this term. You have been truly amazing and always willing to go the extra mile to assist. I look forward to your support in the 2nd term.

Our Open Day, held on the 10th February was well supported with over 200 learners and their parents from all our feeder primary schools in attendance. They were most impressed with what we have on offer at Northlands Girls’ High.

From a staffing perspective, it is sad for me to announce the departure of two educator staff members: Ms. S. Naidu (Life Sciences), who is relocating to the Western Cape and Mrs. P. Goble (Geography), who joined us on a temporary basis for the 1st term. Ladies, we wish you the very best in your new endeavours.

In March, we had the full elections of the new School Governing Body. I would like to thank our previous SGB for all their hard-work and logistical support over the past 3 years, and welcome the newly elected SGB.

I would like to place on record my congratulations to:

  • Ms. V. Domun, on being elected as the School Governing Body Chairperson.
  • Mrs. K. Govender, elected as the SGB Vice-Chairperson.
  • Mr. R. Jacobs, elected as the SGB Treasurer.
  • Mrs. K. Rangasamy, elected as the SGB Secretary.

Other elected members include:

  • Mr. A. Naicker (parent)
  • Dr. T. Magwaza (parent)
  • Mr. N. Maharaj (parent)
  • Mrs. E. Budhu (parent)
  • Mr. Z. Sing (parent)
  • Mrs. R. Rajkumar (parent)
  • Mr. F. Louis (educator)
  • Ms. J. Alcock (educator)
  • Mrs A. Pillay (non-educator)
  • Isiphile Thabethe (learner)
  • Nkhazimulo Mbatha (learner)
  • Favour Eziagulu (learner)

We wish the new SGB, all the very best during their tenure as school governors.

Unlike previous years, Term 2 this year is less disruptive, in terms of public holidays that fall during the school week. This should make it a lot easier to complete the syllabus for the June Examinations. It is never-the-less imperative that your daughter attend school regularly during the 2nd term, to ensure that she is prepared for the examinations.

I would like to congratulate our 1st Team Hockey on their tour to Treverton College. You did us all proud, ladies!

I hope you enjoyed the holiday break, a time to reflect, re-energise and re-focus. I look forward to seeing you all back on Wednesday, 03rd April, for the start of a busy and exciting Term 2. To our Muslim families who are currently observing Ramadan, may this continue to be a blessed and meaningful period for you, and to our Christian community, I do trust that your Easter period was filled with a wonderful celebration and fellowship.

Do keep safe and a massive thank you to all our parents, for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. T.S. Reddy
PRINCIPAL

Open Day 2024 Highlights

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A Message From The Counselling Department

This year will be jubilant and one of celebration as Northlands Girls’ High School commemorates its 75th Year.

The first Term is always very busy as we welcome Grade 8s who are transitioning and acclimating to a new environment. We would like to encourage parents and guardians to play a supportive role as Grade 8s can feel rather overwhelmed. It is important that undue pressure not be placed on learners academically as High School is more demanding. It is not healthy for learners to experience high levels of anxiety, as they may not be able to consistently meet the expectations of others.

The Counselling Department has presented to all Grades at respective Parent Information Evenings. We trust that parents were enlightened on the challenges Learners experience at all Grade levels and that helpful information was shared, to strengthen familial relationships and ensure that learners rise to their true academic potential.

Grade 12s had seven Presentations from mainly Public Tertiary Institutions this term. We hope that the time afforded for interaction has assisted learners with information on the application process, various faculties and requirements. Learners are encouraged to apply early so that this process does not add to the stress of the matric year.

Two of our Grade 12 Accounting students will be attending the Earnest and Young Work Experience Programme in the upcoming holiday. This will afford them the opportunity to learn more about the world of work and the field of commerce and auditing.

We continue to reiterate to learners the importance of responsible cell phone usage. It is imperative that learners understand that the digital world is not safe. It is too easy to forget that social media should not be used as a platform to gossip about other learners, berate, or humiliate anyone. Learners need to practice healthy ways of resolving conflict and communicating. Conflict is an inevitable part of human relationships and resolving conflict is a life skill that needs to be developed. Parents are encouraged to model positive conflict management so that learners understand the importance of techniques such as remaining calm, time-out, talking face-to-face, compromise and negotiation.

We trust that the end of term break will be an opportunity to bond as a family and for learners to reflect on performance this term and set goals for the new term.

A Message From The Media Centre

The first term has been a busy one for the NGHS Media Centre.

  • We prepared for our Open Day in February, where prospective parents came to look at all that NGHS offers.
  • We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a poetry competition. After reading all the amazing words of love we eventually awarded first place to Thandoluhle Dlamini in Gr 10, second to Sarah Fraser in Gr 12 and third to Elaine Chirobi in Gr 11. Well done to everyone who contributed.
  • We also watched 2 episodes of the newly released Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, which the girls really enjoyed.
  • Some of our displays this term included – Chinese New Year celebrating the very special Year of the Golden Dragon, World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March, A look at NGHS over the past 75 years and Black Authors in the month of February.
  • We have introduced a display, which is changed monthly, of books recommended by The Paperbacks – our school Book Club. Remember to come down and see what they have put out as good reads!
  • We will also be starting an Author of the Month display from next term – highlighting one new author every month. This is to encourage girls to diversify their reading and try out new authors and genres.
  • Our Monitor of the Month for February was Melokuhle Gumede and March was Elaine Chirobi. Well done ladies and thanks so much for all the hard work!

Sport Achivements

Swimming

Achievement:
Medal for completing the Midmar Mile

Awarded to:
Seanna Queripel
Ratanang Gambu
Madison Daniels

Outdoor Hockey

Achievement:
Selected for the North Durban U14B Hockey Team

Awarded to:
Amahle Gcabashe
Jayla Nwosu
Phumelele Mahlalela

Outdoor Hockey

Achievement:
Selected for the North Durban U14A Hockey Team

Awarded to:
Cassidy Pierce

Outdoor Hockey

Achievement:
Selected for the North Durban U16B Hockey Team

Awarded to:
Enhle Thusi
Mandisa Mnguni
Ntwenhle Thusi

Outdoor Hockey

Achievement:
Selected for the North Durban U16A Hockey Team

Awarded to:
Enhle Thusi
Mandisa Mnguni
Ntwenhle Thusi

Outdoor Hockey

Achievement:
Selected for the North Durban U18B Hockey Team

Awarded to:
Mandisa Zulu

Outdoor Hockey

Achievement:
Selected for the North Durban U18A Hockey Team

Awarded to:
Janae’ Kowlessar
Phumeza Gwagwa
Nkazimulo Mbatha
Sthabile Nyathi

Outdoor Netball

Achievement:
Selected for the U14 North Durban Netball Team

Awarded to:
Lwandle Duma

Outdoor Netball

Achievement:
Selected for the U15 North Durban Netball Team

Awarded to:
Ntandokazi Mthunzi
Chloe Pillay

Outdoor Netball

Achievement:
Selected for the U16 North Durban Netball Team

Awarded to:
Sthabile Shange
Lamia Moola
Azande Zondi

Outdoor Netball

Achievement:
Selected for the U17 North Durban Netball Team

Awarded to:
Luthando Ndlovu
Abongwe Simelane

Outdoor Netball

Achievement:
Selected for the U18 North Durban Netball Team

Awarded to:
Lwandle Zulu
Andisiwe Shelembe

2nd Team Touch Rugby

Achievement:
2nd Team Came Runner Up in the Girls Touch Rugby League 4th Division

Awarded to:
Minenhle Cele
Ziyanda Bhengu
Senzi Mkhize
Blessing Eziagulu
Lwandle Mthembu
Nolwandle Duma
Aurera Galada
Ayanda Kubheka
Favour Eziagulu
Phumelele Ntanzi
Naledi Sibiya
Amile Bhengu

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