On Tuesday 21 August, eight very excited Grade 11 Accounting students embarked on a practical accounting adventure. Production cost accounting is one of the sections covered in the Grade 11 syllabus and so, to explore this part of the syllabus, the girls travelled to Mrs Van Heerden’s House where they had to bake and ice cupcakes as part of a practical project.
“I was looking for smart, bright, giving, resilient, kind and open-hearted young girls who had the ‘it’, a factor that means you keep going no matter what”, said Oprah Winfrey, Founder of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) during her commencement address at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism in May.
On the 10th of May Grade 12 Accounting students from St Martin’s High School, Woodlands College, Veritas College (Springs), Henley High School and Leeuwenhof High School visited OWLAG for a morning of fun and hard work. We “played” the Banango Traders Simulation Game hosted by Morne from the Johannesburg School of Finance and his colleague, Robinson.
The OWLAG Ballet students were an integral part of the Royal Academy of Dance’s training programme for new examiners. The Academy trained six new examiners in Johannesburg and OWLAG’s dancers were incredibly honoured to have been asked to assist in this exciting venture