have five hostels currently run with the help of VG
hostel staff and Rhodes University students. The
five hostels are as follows:
Eleanor Brown House
junior hostel that is home to Grade 8 to Grade 10 is
the perfect place to mould young minds and a great start
for someone who is new to town and hoping to find
new friends. This house is a working environment
and the notion that
education is important but fun is never forgotten,
with the help of supporting staff and great people
who make this house something special. The
Superintendent of Hostels, Mrs Mitchell,
heads up all the hostels and works from EB, while Ms
January is the the EB matron.
The entrance to
Eleanor Brown House
Lunch time at E.B.
The senior hostel which houses Grade 11 and 12s is
the perfect place for mature, dedicated young people.
With the help of the kind and hard working staff
this hostel has become a place of more than learning;
but has been to many girls a place to mature and grow.
Mrs Dampies and Mrs Michaels are the
matrons in charge of this large hostel.
one of the smaller hostels currently hosting twelve
girls and three staff members. The
home away from home idea is made possible by the
smaller house and the few residents making this an
enjoyable experience for all. The hostel
mother for Mather Pike is Ms Mitchley.
One of the cubes in
another smaller house that reinforces the idea of a
homely hostel. The house is run with the help of
three staff members and around 22 house mates. This house has a relaxed
vibe and the close relationship of the girls creates
lasting friendships. Renfrew House is the sole
English hostel among the five and girls are expected
to speak English at all times. The hostel
mother for 2015 is Ms Woudstra.
Denise long house
This small hostel creates a homely
environment in which girls can focus on their
academics and where they learn to be responsible and
to behave maturely. The hostel currently hosts
twelve girls and three staff members. The
hostel parents are Ms Siyephe.