Herschel Girls School (official school page)

"Learning to make a difference" - Herschel is an independent Anglican school in Claremont, Cape Town

Herschel is an independent Anglican school in Claremont, Cape Town, for girls from Pre-Nursery to Grade 12.

Operating as usual

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 07/12/2023

On Tuesday, 05 December we held our Prep Carol Service. Our Prep girls sang beautifully and led us through the Nativity readings with such grace. Thank you to all our parents that attended.


The very first cohort of IEB teachers off to the marking sessions in Gauteng. We hope it goes well! Be assured, the matriculants are in good hands! ๐Ÿ’•


Herschel Senior School Sports Department, finishing off a successful and happy year, in fine form! ๐Ÿ’•

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 06/12/2023

Au revoir 2023!
On the final day of the year, we celebrated a Jagger House victory at the Interhouse Soccer. The feeling of community and camaraderie was tangible at the netball/basketball courts. After a challenging, but exciting year we wish our Herschelians, a fantastic holiday and hope to see you all refreshed and excited to tackle the new year. Thank you to Emma Deneys for the beautiful photos.


Our Senior School has an opportunity for a Subject Head: Life Orientation and Social Sciences Teacher. The job specifications are available on our website: https://www.herschel.org.za/vacancies/


Come, Colours Rise sung by the Herschel Choir at the Senior Carol Service last night.
Words by Frank Barry and music by Grant McLachlan.

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 05/12/2023

Senior School Carol Service - 2023
St Saviour's Anglican Church played host to our annual carol service last night. The congregation enjoyed the range of carols and readings from our students and teachers. It was a perfect start to the season of love, service and forgiveness.
Our Gospel reading was from John 1: 1-14. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." The first few verses were particularly poignant as Reverend Lorna spoke about the importance of words and the uneasiness of silences.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to a beautiful service, particularly to our fantastic Music Department.



More details will be available soon. ๐Ÿคž

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 30/11/2023

Hey Google can you show us some Industrial Revolution doodles?

Google Doodles from the Grade 8 Machines, Money, Medicine and the Mind elective. We love your interpretations Grade 8s. The winner was Siyanda Khoza, captured first in these images. ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿงช

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 29/11/2023

Last week Friday saw months and months of hard work and preparation come to life with our Annual Prep Carnival being held. It was a wonderful evening, with lots of fun being had by all.


Calling basketball, netball and hockey coaches! Our Senior School has some sports coaching roles opening up in January and February 2024. Please visit our website to learn more on these roles. You could be who we're looking for.


Ms Silvana Scarola celebrated her 60th birthday yesterday. We hope that you had a wonderful time with your loved ones. We wish you many more years of joy and happiness. Happy birthday from all of us at Herschel. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•


Winners of the Herschel Golf Day with the Heads and one of our committee members, Anjena Chagan. ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒ๏ธ


Scenes from our special assembly today. Thank you to Rev Lorna and Mrs Wills for sharing important messages.


Herschel is offering a wonderful opportunity for a Marketing Manager. We are seeking a visionary leader who is enthusiastic about advocating for the holistic education of girls. If this position resonates with you or someone you know, please visit our website to apply.


Our foundation phase ensemble, StringAlong, brought some Christmas cheer to our assembly this week with Silent Night. We loved their performance.


Join the Senior School Art Department in 2024! We have an exciting opportunity for a Visual Arts Teacher/Subject Head. Please visit our website to find out more details.


Many blessings during this festival of lights to those who observe Diwali. ๐Ÿซถโœจ๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿช”

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 10/11/2023

A snapshot of Grade 10 โ€œ Tiny Homesโ€ and Grade 11 โ€œLet there be Lightโ€ year-end projects


Exchange in Hong Kong! We wish Jordan Gossman in Grade 10 an amazing time in Hong Kong over the next few weeks.

Have a safe journey and we cannot wait to hear about all the adventures at St Paulโ€™s College. ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 03/11/2023

On 25 October, the Music Department presented our annual Music Soirรฉe, a prestigious
evening of vocal and instrumental soloists selected through an audition process. The
school hall was transformed into an elegant concert space where we escaped to
yesteryear with titles such as Singinโ€™ in the rain and Broadway. We enjoyed well-known
Disney favourites, we felt the rhythm with our talented drummers, as we were
transported from Mozart to Mendez โ€“ we heard it all!

We congratulate all our performers on a job well done. Thank you to all the staff and
parents for their continued support.


Tessa Bottomley in Grade 10 is flying out today for her exchange experience in the UK! Tessa we wish you a fabulous time at Dean Close.

We look forward to hearing all about it when you return home. Fly the SA flag high! ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—


Last Basketball Matches for 2023. Thank you to all players and coaches for a successful 2023 season.

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 03/11/2023

Grade 9 - Sport and Exercise Science elective
Yesterday our grade 9s conducted a skills and fitness activity for our grade 3s at the prep school. Thank you to Ms Khan for making her class available for this fun activity. The ice bites at the end helped to cool us all down at the end of the session.

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 03/11/2023

Herschel Gala - 2 November 2023
Once again an opportunity for our swimmers to shine. Congratulations to Herschel for winning the final gala of the year. Thank you to all the schools who participated and provided us with some nail biting finishes. Thank you to our timekeepers and our sports department for organising this gala.

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 01/11/2023

Indoor Hockey
Our 6th team played a friendly game against Cannons Creek this afternoon. Well done to both teams for keeping us entertained. Our 6th team dominated play and Cannons Creek defended stoically. We triumphed 8-0 with 4 goals scored in each half.

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 01/11/2023


The STEM club has had two exciting events recently. Mr Denton Smith, the Head of the Hospital Engineering department at Groote Schuur Hospital and he came to talk about a career in engineering and insights of working in his field.

In the second event the club attended the Phenomenal Physics event at UCT. They watched a show put on by the Physics department which showed a whole lot of physics principles applied in different dramatic ways.

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 31/10/2023

The birding outing at Kirstenbosch was amazing.
After it, I definitely learnt a few bird calls and lots
of information about each bird and facts about Kirstenbosch.
I saw some birds I have never seen before, like the
Olive Woodpecker which I found a really interesting sighting.
We also saw some owl chicks which made the outing more exciting.
And, as well as all of that, we saw a black headed heron eating a mouse
which is a brilliant thing to see.
Written by Maya Hansen (Gr 4)


The U14 team did us proud at their recent tournament in Johannesburg! Well done on placing 5th overall at the Roedean Waterpolo Tournament.
Congratulations to all players and the coach.๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ


Celebrations all round! Congratulations to our water polo first team for placing first in the Saints Water Polo Invitational Tournament. What a victory!

Thank you to for organising the tournament and inviting our players to participate in this wonderful opportunity.

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 31/10/2023

Proud Springbok Supporters

Itโ€™s all love and enormous pride from our Grade 2s who wrote the our world champions, the Springboks congratulating them on their victory. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›



We are looking for an experienced high school netball coach to join our Sports Department in 2024. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please visit our website for more information.


Waterpolo Results


Week 2: Tennis Results


We wish all Matrics writing final exams all the best. ๐Ÿ’•


Congratulations to our U13A Water Polo team.

Photos from Herschel Girls School (official school page)'s post 27/10/2023

Fit Flop Friday was such a success at the Prep. A day well spent in mindfulness and a wonderful start to the weekend.

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The Herschel Family

Herschel Girls is an independent Anglican School in Cape Town, South Africa, that provides an incomparable learning experience for girls from Pre-Nursery to Grade 12. We cherish our decades of girlsโ€™ educational tradition and achievement and celebrate our forward-looking perspective as a global role-player.

As a school we thrive on the energy, respect, productivity and confident engagement that is daily evident in the classrooms, on the playgrounds and amidst the myriad of activities and social interactions of Herschel girls. From the early years of the Little Lambs and Cuddly Kittens all the way through to the demanding years of Senior School our teachers know and care for their students, understanding that girls will grow up to be confident, resilient, creative and successful when they feel intrinsically valued.

Here at Herschel, at every level, expectations are high, opportunities abound, role models are plentiful, values are fundamental and accomplishment is valued as staff work in partnership with parents to ensure a quality and supportive learning experience.

We believe that every girl deserves the opportunity to grow, to demonstrate her talents and discoveries and be acknowledged for who she is and what she brings to her learning experience.

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Letโ€™s end the year on a high! Interhouse soccer for some much deserved fun ๐Ÿ˜ƒโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ…
Come, Colours Rise sung by the Herschel Choir at the Senior Carol Service last night.Words by Frank Barry and music by G...
Wishing our Head of School, Mrs Heather Goedeke a beautiful birthday!Our Pre-Prep students came down to the Senior Schoo...
Silent Night
Our foundation phase ensemble, StringAlong, brought some Christmas cheer to our assembly this week with O come little ch...
Fit Flop Friday @ Herschel Prep#mentalfitness #mindfulnessmatters #herschelprep #proudlypink
Herschel Music Department shines once again.Thank you to the music department for strengthening the feeling of togethern...
Video Cred: Iman Gr 7#herschelprep #womensmonth
Video Cred: Leah Gr 7#herschelprep #womensmonth
Congratulations MorganMorgan Christian will be flying off to Portugal soon as part of the South African Junior Water Pol...
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21 Herschel Road, Claremont
Cape Town

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:00
Thursday 07:30 - 16:00
Friday 07:30 - 16:00
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