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May 2019

29 May 2019

DEBATING NEWS

Congratulations to the following girls who have been chosen for the Pietermaritzburg squad which will compete at the KZN Schools’ Debating Association Championships to be held on the last weekend of term: SENIOR: Georgia Schaefer, Esmé Thornhill-Davis JUNIOR: Avuziwe Mbebe, Grace Ross, Kwanele Sokhela, Annabel Unwin

28 May 2019

VOCAL ENSEMBLE THROUGH TO THE ATKV FINALS

Congratulations to our Vocal Ensemble for making it through to the finals of the ATKV Applous Competition taking place in Bloemfontein on 25 July. Well done girls, we are so proud!

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28 May 2019

SPORTS RESULTS: CLICK TO READ ONLINE

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28 May 2019

WELCOME BACK & GOOD LUCK FOR EXAMS

21 May 2019

THE STEPP MINUTE – BLANKET DRIVE

STEPP Leaders Alexandria Magero and Bonolo Mokoka presented the STEPP Minute in assembly on an upcoming drive. They first thanked all the girls for their generosity in the sanitary wear drive and then went on to say: "Our next drive is to provide relief for the homeless in the form of blankets and clothing as the colder winter months approach and we will be collecting items that are in an acceptable condition to donate. There are many people who aren’t fortunate enough to get dressed in tunics and winter jackets on cold and misty mornings and instead of feeling guilty about our privilege let us use it to help others.” Girls were asked to bring back any blankets and clothes that they are able to donate after Half Term and to keep making a difference, one little STEPP at a time.

21 May 2019

SPORTS RESULTS: CLICK TO READ ONLINE

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21 May 2019

GOLD FOR ST ANNE’S VOCAL ENSEMBLE

The St Anne’s Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Mr Riaan Oosthuizen, received a standing ovation for their performance at the ATKV Applous regional round held at Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School on Monday 13 May. They were awarded Gold in the Open Category and wait in anticipation to hear if they have made it into the final round to be held in Bloemfontein later this year. Click on the link below to congratulate them!

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20 May 2019

RESULTS FOR ROUND SIX OF THE PIETERMARITZBURG DEBATING LEAGUE

SENIORS St Anne’s beat St John’s St Anne’s 2 beat GHS (Best Speaker: Kate Turner) JUNIORS St Anne’s 1 lost to Hilton St Anne’s 2 beat St Charles (Best Speaker: Annabel Unwin) GRADE 8 St Anne’s 1 beat Maritzburg College (Best Speaker: Dayna Graham) St Anne’s 2 beat Maritzburg Christian School Four of our six teams will progress to the league Quarter Finals next term. Congratulations, girls!

20 May 2019

IN CHAPEL THIS MORNING

Rev Sue focussed on kindness this morning. Last week we shared random acts of kindness in the school and today she spoke about intentional acts of kindness. Kindness, which is a fruit of the spirit, is an act of love and is not to be confused with pity. It is evidence of the fact that we are created in God’s image and so our lives should reflect the loving kindness of God. Showing kindness to others makes people feel like they belong, no matter who they are or whatever they have gone through in life. She encouraged all the girls to show kindness to others every day. The service ended with a video clip demonstrating how we can can show kindness as Christians by going to extra mile to serve other people, to make everyone feel comfortable and included. Click on the link to view the clip.

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20 May 2019

1ST SQUASH TEAM VICTORIOUS AT THE TOP SCHOOLS TOURNAMENT

The 1st Squash Team have reason to celebrate after winning the KZN Top Schools Squash Tournament on Sunday. Well done girls! We are immensely proud of your achievement. Congratulate them on our Facebook Page at the link below and look out for the full set of results in our Sports Results on Tuesday.

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20 May 2019

IMAGES FROM FUNK - CLICK ON LINK

For this year's production of FUNK the St Anne’s Dance Theatre Company presented a piece titled NATURE BOY which is being performed at the Hexagon Theatre until 22 May. “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask." Jim Morrison Artistic Director: Lynn Chemaly Choreographer: Tegan Peacock Soundtrack: Nature Boy (The Real Group) Cast: Hannah Haines (Head of Dance Company), Tegan Garvey (Deputy Head of Dance Company), Sarah Anders, Tamsyn Arnold, Amber Lee, Julia Lee, Georgina Le Sueur, Thato Lethola, Ofentje Motubatse, Isabella Raw, Olivia Rosenfels, Reolebogile Sachane and Jenna Schwegmann

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17 May 2019

MINTEK QUIZ VICTORY

Four of our Matric girls participated in the provincial Physical Science Quiz sponsored by Mintek and hosted at UKZN on Thursday 16 May. The girls wrote an individual first round test, then participated as a group in the oral quiz against a number of other schools. We are proud to announce the St Anne's girls emerged as winners of the competition. Congratulations to Abigail Arnold, Maya Fleischer, Gemma Gauntlett and Jessica Parker on a superb effort. Maya placed second in the province in the overall individual ranking.

14 May 2019

MATRIC STUDENT NAMED SA JUNIOR DERBY CHAMPION

Congratulations to Matric Student, Jessica Woollam, who competed at the recent SA Junior Derby show held in Johannesburg from 10 – 12 May and was awarded the title of SA Junior Derby Champion for 2019. Together with her horse Bono, they qualified highest and were the last to jump out of the 14 competitors on a challenging course that had 21 jumps in total. They were the only clear round in the competition. Jessica was also awarded the Victor Ludorum Prize for the 1.30m/1.35m classes as she had 2 second places in the other events. Click on the link to congratulate Jess on this amazing achievement.

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14 May 2019

THE STEPP MINUTE: SLIPPERS, FLOOD RELIEF & MARATHONS

The STEPP minute presented in assembly last week raised awareness about Slipper Day, fundraising initiatives for the victims of the recent KZN floods, and Kelli Frew’s recent Two Oceans Marathon for STEPP. Read more on our Facebook page by clicking on the link below:

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14 May 2019

SPORTS RESULTS: CLICK TO READ ONLINE

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13 May 2019

IN CHAPEL THIS MORNING

Rev Sue spoke about Thomas Johnson's book, 28 Years a Slave, and how Johnson came to know Jesus through other slaves who were strong people of faith. One night in particular, he saw a group of believers gathered together mouthing the words of spiritual songs and he noticed that their faces were filled with delight and joy as they worshipped Jesus. That night he accepted Jesus as his Saviour and realised that although a slave, his soul was free because God now lived in his heart. He came to know peace in spite of his difficult circumstances and ongoing persecution. Thomas went on to become a missionary to the people of Africa. Rev Sue reminded us that during times of testing, our own faith grows and our souls remain free in spite of our difficulties.

13 May 2019

BE IN IT TO WIN IT

30 June announces the winner of R150000.00. Could it be STEPP? We're counting on you. There can only be one winner. SWIPE SWIPE SWIPE your MySchool card daily to take STEPP to the top. SWIPE at all MySchool partner stores. Competition closes 30 June. Need a card to SWIPE and join in? Email Louise Taylor on Ltaylor@stannes.co.za or go to www.myschool.co.za and click on the 'Get a card' tab. BE IN IT TO WIN IT!

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13 May 2019

CONFIRMATION CELEBRATED AT ST ANNE'S

On Friday night we delighted in our annual Confirmation Service. Bishop Dino, our Diocesan Bishop, confirmed our girls for worship, witness and service. He taught us all to interact with loud “Amens”. There was a diversity of worship experiences facilitated by our Vocal Ensemble, Worship Band and Ladies in Praise. God’s presence was tangible. Click on the link for some images from the evening.

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13 May 2019

EVENSONG AT ASCENSION

The Choir and Vocal Ensemble will be a part of Evensong, titled A Creative Evensong, at Church of the Ascension on Friday 17 May. The service starts at 18:00 and is open to everyone so please come along if you are in the Hilton area.

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10 May 2019

ATKV APPLOUS CHOIR COMPETITION

The Vocal Ensemble will be taking part in the ATKV Applous Choir Competition, held at Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School, on Monday 13 May. The 14 young ladies of the Ensemble have worked hard to prepare a challenging programme of Spirituals and look forward to sharing their music with choirs from Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School, Maritzburg College, The Wykeham Collegiate, and St John’s D.S.G. Tickets are available at the door of the Norma Burns Hall at R40 for adults and R20 for scholars.

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10 May 2019

IN CHAPEL THIS MORNING

This morning’s Chapel was taken by the Sacristans who welcomed all the girls who were here to write the Academic Benchmark Test. The message encouraged everyone to take a step out of their comfort zone, whatever it may be, and challenge themselves to achieve new goals and new dreams. Girls were encouraged to fly in the face of change and were reminded that everyone has something to overcome, be it a new environment, a test or something different. We need to have faith in ourselves to make the transition from our comfort zones to new goals. It may take a while to adjust but girls were reminded that everyone is in the same boat and together we can overcome challenges to reach new heights and make the most of new opportunities.

07 May 2019

HALF TERM ARRANGEMENTS

Girls may fly from Durban on Thursday morning, 23 May. Flights from Durban Airport are to be booked from 10h00 onwards. Girls flying from the local Oribi Airport, may leave school on Wednesday, 22 May, from 15.00, or may fly on Thursday. Parents may collect boarders on Wednesday 22 May from 15.00 only if their daughters have no other school commitments. Some commitments which must be honoured are: - Matric Art Exhibition with Hilton College - Funk Performance - Grade 8s (boarders sleep at school on Wednesday night & enjoy breakfast with their parents on Thursday. Breakfast is followed by parent/teacher interviews) - X-Country League - Netball Matches

07 May 2019

SPORTS RESULTS: CLICK TO READ ONLINE

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06 May 2019

IN CHAPEL THIS MORNING

Rev Sue looked at the verse “Wives submit to your husbands” and explained that this is often taken out of context and can lead to abusive relationships where men look at women as possessions rather than cherished partners. Today we understand marriage to be a relationship where people are free to choose each other and they see each other as intrinsically valued. In olden times, girls had no say in the marriage and were expected to keep house and have children. It is important to try to understand the verse within its historical context. In fact, this verse means that husbands are to love their wives sacrificially, as Jesus did and in turn wives will show deep respect for their husbands. Marriage then becomes a relationship of mutual respect and love and is about giving rather than getting.

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