Human Rights’ Day Assembly

As the girls entered the Kemp Hall to the beat of Ruthie Foster’s song version of Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”, they sensed that this was going to be a very special assembly. They were not disappointed.

Once again, Ms T. Scharneck inspired the Grade 9 form captains to organise an exciting and varied programme (Assembly programme 2017) to explore this year’s focus, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights”.

According to the crowd response, the highlights were definitely the whole grade 9 class singing Colbie Caillat’s “Try”  and Megan Sorour’s film based on the song that was used at the end of the assembly. However, the crowd was at its most vocal during the unforgettable dance (choreographed by Lisa Makumese) to the Meghan Trainor song, ‘Dear Future Husband’. The Bosch boys’ slick moves “had the girls in raptures”.


Ms Z. Galer summed it up in her email to Ms Scharneck:


It was appropriately serious and heartfelt at the start. The Grade 9 girls sent powerful messages about violations against women. The hints of entertainment in the skit were most enjoyable, yet still demonstrated the long journey of women’s struggle for basic human rights.

Well done.



Mr C. van Dyk