Clubs & Societies
The Clubs and Societies run throughout the year on an ad hoc basis with the convenors arranging meetings and outings as opportunities arise. Many convenors encourage pupils to take the lead and manage their club or society themselves.
The Art Society meet each week and focus on students particular passion in Visual Art. Expert guidance is offered to artists from Mrs Thorsen. Many of the works from the Art Society are exhibited at the school.
Teacher in charge: Mrs Thorsen
Audio Visual Club (AV)
The AV Club is a small group of interested students who assist with the preparation, and running of the Audio/Visual requirements of a vast array of performance, assemblies, and productions throughout the year. It is an important group, and a great deal of trust and responsiblity is given to students in the AV team.
Teacher in charge: Mr Paine
C@ST is the Christian society at school. The acronym C@ST refers to Christians-at-school-together. It is therefore interdenominational and tries to get Christian pupils from various churches to work together at school.
Meetings are held at break on Tuesdays. Youth leaders from various local churches come in and share with the pupils. The committee also arranges various activities to "connect" with the school. In addition, there is a Missions Week, and pupils also present Easter Devotions, and other devotions in assembly during the course of the year.
Teacher in charge: Mr Smit
Meeting once a week, the sharp minds of a tactical select few are there battling it out in one of the worlds greatest strategic games. Arguably recognised as the tool for great thinkers, the Chess Club might be the ideal activity for those students wishing to exercise their minds in a new and exciting way.
Politicians do it. Lawyers do it. And, on occasion, even teachers do it.
Argue, that is. The crux of Debating is learning how to argue well, and that in itself is a tricky skill to master. However, once you have a command of your communication with others, it’s easy to talk your way into (or out of) anything. Now that’s power! Edgemead High’s junior and senior Debating teams have the benefit of working with world-class debating coaches to fine-tune their public speaking skills – and they get to fight about, sorry, argue about all kinds of topics while they’re at it. So, if you’re a fast-thinking, fast-talking loudmouth and you know it, then EHS Debaters want to know about you!
Teacher in charge: Miss Engelbrecht
Health and Safety Society
The Health and Safety Committee is responsible for the overall wellbeing of staff and pupils on the school premises. Student involvement centre mainly around the First Aid Committee.
First Aid members are required to have at least an entry level one First Aid certificate before they can assist in a medical emergency. Normally training is performed on the school premises by St. Johns Ambulance or another private service provider. Once this is obtained, students are required to perform regular first aid duty during school breaks as well as facilitate the sport that takes place after school. The First Aid Committee requires a high level of responsibility and maturity as one is dealing with peoples lives. Anyone interested in considering a career in the medical field should consider joining this committee.
Fire Committee members are required to do regular checks on the fire equipment around the school, namely the fire extinguishers and fire hoses. A yearly service of all fire equipment is required and members are to do regular checks periodically thereafter. Committee members check and record that fire extinguishers and hoses are in working order and have not been tampered with.(i.e. Whether extinguisher pins need to be replaced or if the extinguisher is condemned as a result of the powder or gas being released).
The First Aid Committee play a pivotal role in maintaining safety standards and awareness around the school and at sports events.
Teacher in charge: Miss Knoetze
In 2012, Edgemead High School made History when it launched the first-ever History Society. What you won’t find here is fossilised people who discuss wars and dead old men. Instead, the EHS Historians debate, brainstorm and plot their next blitz... But that is top secret stuff! This society is founded on the idea that every day you’re living History, so why not document the passage of time in an interesting and exciting way? It is only by examining the past that we can make a difference in the future and discover some rather amazing people (living and dead) in the process.
The best bit about History is that, no matter how you look at it, it’s always gossip told well.
Teacher in charge: Miss Verster
Social Conscience Club
This is the society at EHS that cares for the school and the community. Working together with numerous charities on a variety of projects for the enhancement of the community. Interact has run a few ongoing projects that span the year such as a weekly sandwich collection for our sister school Ysterplaat Junior Primary School and a stationery collection.
The society enjoys connecting with others and seeing a difference made in their lives; knowing that it is not always the grandiose acts of kindness that touch others but the small and enduring thoughts and smiles that brighten lives. Students who has a sincere desire to serve the community are welcome to join and participate in the all the fun of helping others. Interact is always on the look out for new ideas, projects and ways to get involved.
Teacher in charge: Miss Smith
Library Assistants Club
School library assistants are accepted from grade 8 to 11. Monitors work 1st or 2nd break and their duties and responsibilities include: Shelving and shelf tidying, issuing and returning of books and other library material on the computer, covering of books, advice to readers and dealing with general enquiries.
Teachers in charge: Mrs J. Rossi & Mrs C. Hacking
Photography is open for all learners at the school and is the ideal extramural activity for anyone with their own camera and who seeks to be involved in the life of the school. This is an opportunity to document exciting events of all aspects at the school - sports, cultural as well as academic activities of peers are acknowledged and recorded. Being a photographer for EHS means that your photographs may feature on the school's web site, in the annual magazine and often in presentations during assembly or other prestigious functions such as the awards evenings.
Teacher in charge: Miss Meyer
The Services Committee is composed of a group of enthusiastic and proactive learners in Grades 10-12. These learners volunteer their time in order to assist the school with a variety of events. These include:
- Helping teachers with admin
- Ushering at school events e.g. Shorts, Music Concerts
- Selling tickets for school events
- Waitering e.g. sports dinners, Annual Review Evening etc.
- Assisting at sports matches e.g. tuckshop, timekeeping
- Taking prospective parents on tours around the school
- Assisting at school fundraising events
Learners on this committee are reliable, responsible, well-dressed and punctual. They act as ambassadors for EHS both in and outside the school.