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SRC 2023

SRC 2023

Our Values

We support the development of a new generation of women leaders who, by virtue of their education and service, will lead the charge to transform themselves, their communities, and the larger world around them. This goal adheres to the Academy’s principles of Ubuntu, which encompass the ideals of humanity, compassion and service to others. The spirit of Ubuntu permeates the Academy and is central to the way in which students think, speak, act and interact with others. We bring the principles of Ubuntu to life with a focus on four core values:

1

Respect

Respect for the inherent dignity of every individual is a fundamental tenet of the Academy’s teachings. This respect is manifested through an acceptance of the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, beliefs and ideas represented by the Academy’s community of students, staff and friends.

2

Honour

Honour is the foundation upon which students’ thoughts, actions and interactions are based. Students undertake their actions guided by a sense of trust, integrity and responsibility for the decisions that they make.

3

Service

Students are expected to develop a life long commitment to the service of others. This commitment is actively nurtured at the Academy through students’ engagement in service projects that aim to improve the lives and circumstances of individuals and communities.

4

Compassion

Students are expected to demonstrate compassion for the less privileged, the vulnerable and others in need. This sense of compassion is made active through service projects and other activities that students undertake to offer assistance and support to their fellow human beings whenever possible. These values underpin our expectations for student conduct. Disciplined and responsible behaviour, coupled with an understanding of and respect for the rights of other students is essential for the development of harmonious relationships in the Academy.

5

Responsibility

Students are expected to be answerable for that which is in their control and are expected to perform duties and tasks assigned to them to the best of their ability. Students are further encouraged to collectively take responsibility for their community and assist each other in achieving success.

6

Accountability

Students have the obligation to account for their activities, accept responsibility for them and report on them. They are expected to be liable for their own actions and to accept the consequences as a result of transgressions.

7

Resilience

Students are expected to have an incredible amount of grit in order to survive OWLAG. Students are further encouraged to triumph over their fear of failure and see every shortcoming as an opportunity to grow.

8

Gratitude

Gratitude is the foundation upon which abundance is built. Thus, OWLAG girls are encouraged to be optimistic about their lives in order to create an abundance within them.

SRC Mentors

Mrs-Thembi-Mkhwanazi,-Dean-of-Students
Mrs Thembi Mkhwanazi
Dean of Students
Mr-Thomas-Tervit,-Senior-History-Teacher
Mr Thomas Tervit
Senior History Teacher
Mrs-Lettie-Tervit,-English-Teacher
Mrs Lettie Tervit
English Teacher

SRC Executives

The SRC Executive Committee coordinates the activities of the SRC as a whole. They drive the vision and mission of the SRC. Their responsibilities include:

  • Representing the student body in an official capacity;
  • Communicating information between students and staff in both directions;
  • Preparing, submitting and communicating proposals to the leadership and staff of the school;
  • Meeting regularly with the SRC to ensure the smooth running of the SRC;
  • Meeting with the entire SRC to ensure that different committees are aware of each other’s activities and facilitating support amongst the committees;
  • Using meetings to encourage collaboration amongst the different grades to foster a culture of sisterhood; and
  • Serving on the OWLAG Leadership team.

We are dedicated to promoting a sense of individuality by creating opportunities that allow each learner to shine in her own way. This will be done by utilising the human resources we have at the academy, i.e. the various talents the students have. This will instil a greater sense of self-leadership, and we hope it will encourage the students to have confidence in their abilities.

As the 2023 Executive SRC, our purpose is to represent and promote a culture of excellence within the OWLAG community through self-leadership, self-discipline and self-empowerment. We aim to play a part in building a creative school climate by building positive relationships resulting in high academic and social achievement for all students. We ultimately seek to reinforce and emphasise existing structures within the academy that encourage self-leadership, all in an effort to help OWLAG girls navigate their place in the local and global community.

Boitshoko Anderson

President

Nonhlanhla Lusenga

Deputy President

Nonhlanhla Mashinini

Executive Secretary

Silindile Nyembe

Executive Residence Representative

SRC-Executives

SRC Executive

The Grade Chairpersons form part of the Extended Executive Committee of the SRC, where they represent the interest of the students in their grades at SRC meetings. Their responsibilities also include:

  • Ensuring that the decisions made at SRC meetings are communicated to their respective grades; and
  • Liaising with the Grade Coordinators regularly to ensure effective communication between the students of their grade and staff.

SRC Chairpersons

Kamohelo-Nkomo,
Kamohelo Nkomo
Grade 12 Chairperson
Dimakatso-Serite,-Grade-11-Chairperson
Dimakatso Serite
Grade 11 Chairperson
Lerato-Ramakgolo,-Grade-10-Chairperson
Lerato Ramakgolo
Grade 10 Chairperson
Caitlyn-Rensburg,-Grade-9-Chairperson
Caitlyn Rensburg
Grade 9 Chairperson
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SRC Executives
& the Grade 12 Chairperson
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SRC Executives
& the Grade 9 to 12 Chairpersons

SRC Committees

1

Inner Circle: Extended Executive SRC

2

Outer Circle: SRC Committees

Scholarship Application Statement

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls strives to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from impoverished backgrounds.

In an effort to preserve the Academy’s mission by awarding scholarships to deserving learners from impoverished communities, the Academy welcomes the appointment of AFRIZAN PEOPLE INTELLIGENCE to provide learner recruitment services for the Academy’s 2023/24 intakes.

With over 30 years of experience in recruitment, Afrizan is able to deliver a consistent and specialised approach towards learner recruitment.

Prospective applicants must direct all admission queries to admissions@afrizan.co.za to find out more about 2023/24 applications.

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