IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Down Memory Lane at QGHS fills Mandisa Mfeka with Nostalgia
Mandisa Mfeka South Africa’s first black female combat pilot recently took time off her hectic schedule to reconnect with her Alma Mater Queensburgh Girls’ High School which she claims played an integral part in her journey to success and in moulding her into the strong, independent woman she has become.
Miss Mfeka’s face lit up as she strolled through the corridors of QGHS recalling lovely memories that she had made the moment she walked through the gates of her old school when she had arrived in Grade 8.
In her address, at an assembly to QGHS Seniors, she was instrumental in inspiring and motivating current QGHS learners to use their opportunities at QGHS to reach for their dreams. She mentioned how the mentorship by Grade 11 learners in her grade 8 year encouraged her to follow in their footsteps.
Mandisa also discussed how her role as a Hockey player at school made it easier to deal with challenges and obstacles in her current work environment. A tough situation would make her recall words of encouragement as hockey players in a team and these memories would spur her positively. She also advocated the importance of balancing academics with sporting activities.
Mandisa told the learners that the irony of being in an all-girls school and the discipline that was instilled in her at QGHS ultimately prepared her for a male dominated workforce. She emphasised how the values instilled in her at QGHS formed the foundation that has grounded her resulting in her reaping the rewards of her chosen career. The learners were in awe of her humility and presentation and left the hall inspired as Mandisa surely was in her days as a learner at QGHS.
The Principal and staff of QGHS wish Mandisa a continued journey of success. May she soar the skies and remain an inspiration to all women that “sky is indeed the limit”
QGHS Interact Club share Easter with needy children
The QGHS Interact Club brought smiles to the faces of the Children at Malvern and Ethelbert Children’s homes. They went on an Easter Egg collection drive and collected over 1000 Marshmallow eggs and over 60 Novelty Chocolate. The girls that went to handover the goodies say they were touched to see how happy the children were with the donated eggs.
We believe the QGHS Interact Club has shown the meaning of Easter by giving and we know the biggest gift we had for Easter is this “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16
Ex scholar of QGHS Mandisa Mfeka soaring high as combat pilot.
Mandisa Mfeka an old girl of Queensburgh Girls' High School has done the school proud by being the first black female combat pilot. According to The Mercury (11 April 2019), Mandisa's tenacity and passion in an industry that is generally male-dominated has seen her making great strides culminating in her achieving the position of a Major.
We at QGHS would like to congratulate her on her achievement and for being a role model to other females. For more information on Major Mandisa Mfeka's success story click on the file below - an article from The Mercury (11 April 2019).
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