KHS girls celebrate its 145th birthday

HAPPY 145th: Kingsridge High School Old Girls Union chair Tracy Farrer, left, does the role call while 2010 headgirl Simphiwe Mili looks on. Former pupils from the classes of 1968 through to 2015, with an emphasis on the classes of 2010 and 2000, attended the event Picture: AMANDA NANO

Beaming with pride, Kingsridge High School girls celebrated a milestone 145 years of the school’s existence last week.

The event, held at the King William’s Town school, was graced by old girls from the
classes of 1968 through to 2015, with an emphasis on the classes of 2010 and 2000.

School principal Johann Loubser said significant strides had been made despite some difficulties, with 1,337 pupils currently enrolled at the school.

“From 2015 to 2019, this has been the only school within the Buffalo City region to have maintained a 100% matric pass rate,” Loubser said.

“Teachers are expected to be superhuman, while the general abuse of teachers continues.

“We want the pupils to be true ambassadors of the school.”

The class of 2010’s former headgirl, Simphiwe Mili ,gave the keynote address, noting the challenges that young women of today were faced with.

“Our choices have evolved and we shouldn’t take this freedom for granted, especially with what women have been through in the past.

“You exercise to rise above the standards set by society, so choose wisely, embrace all the possibilities and opportunities open to you,” Mili said.

She said the class of 2010 had embarked on a mission to donate whistles, pepper spray and free self-defense classes as part of the Protect Our Girls campaign.

A substantial amount has been donated already and the campaign continues until year end.

The GO! had previously reported on the campaign (‘KHS tackle GBV’, February 20).

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