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Please help inspire the 200 girls representing 45 Schools from across Gauteng, Mphumulanga and Northern Cape by sponsoring girls or a school
to attend the dinner, and/or purchasing a ticket to attend the dinner.

To purchase tickets visit https://www.quicket.co.za/events/68988-curiosity-dinner/

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For booking the Grade 11 Girls Workshop and Dinner, including teacher tickets please visit https://www.quicket.co.za/events/45888-curiosity-for-schools/

Attendance at the Workshop and Dinner for the Grade 11 Girls and thier teachers has been sponsored by FNB, Microsoft South Africa and Schoolnet SA.

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CuriosITy Initiative

In November 2015, Brescia House School in conjunction with Microsoft appointed four Grade 10 girls to represent the School and South Africa as part of the 200 world-wide Microsoft Student Ambassadors. The girls have attended virtual webinars during the year, and were challenged, as part of the program, to run a project that will make a difference in the community.  The girls identified that traditionally girls do not choose IT as a career path, nor do many girls select IT as a matriculation subject at school. The Girls, along with their Teacher, Mrs Lyneth Crighton, came up with an idea to host a special elegant dinner for girls, like themselves, who were interested in a career in IT.

On Wednesday 25th May, Brescia House School held it first CuriosITy Dinner the girls hosted one hundred and thirty Grade 11 girls presenting thirty-six schools from all over Gauteng, long with one hundred IT or CAT teachers and various professionals from the IT industry.  Participates enjoyed a wonderful three course dinner and listened to talks by Lori Milner, author of the book “Own your space” and Amukelani Mombedzi from WeThinkCode. During the evening, the girls changed tables after each course to give them the maximum advantage for meeting professionals for the IT industry.

On Wednesday 17th May 2017, Brescia House School held its second CuriosITy Dinner; two hundred and one Grade 11 girls presenting forty-four schools from all over Gauteng, along with one hundred and thirty-six various professionals from the IT industry and IT or CAT teachers from the represented schools. 

Participates enjoyed a wonderful three course dinner and listened to motivational talks by Ashley Veasey, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer, Barclays Africa Group and Sonja Delafosse, Senior Manager, Educator Strategy Worldwide Education, Microsoft. During the evening, the girls changed tables to meet other professionals and girls like themselves. A few Universities and IT training institutions had information stalls were the girls could find out the options available to them regarding further studies and training.

Along with corporate sponsorship, the IT Professionals attending, in either their personal capacity or on behalf of their companies, sponsored the event.

In 2018, Brescia House School, expanded the Curiosity Initiative to include an afternoon of workshops, covering various topics and followed by a special dinner.  The workshops focused on latest technologies and devices; including Micro-bits, Robotics, Coding, Green Screen Movie Making and more. One hundred and fifty-seven girls attended the workshops in the afternoon, and two hundred and ten girls attended the dinner in the evening.  The girls represented forty-three schools from across Gauteng and one School from Kuruman, Northern Cape. Three hundred and fifty girls, teachers, Brescia Alumnae, IT Professionals and special guests attended the special dinner held in the Bryanston Catholic Church and enjoyed a scrumptious three course meal and listened to two inspiring speakers – Mrs Sharon McPherson and Mrs Corien Vermaark. During the dinner, the girls sat with a range of IT professionals, giving them the opportunity to share ideas about women in the technology industry.

The girls do not pay to attend the CuriosITy Workshop and/or the Dinner. The event relies on the generous sponsorship of corporates, the Guest Speakers and the IT Professional attending the dinner.

Thank you for the invitation to CuriosITy’s delightful dinner on Wednesday evening. We had a wonderful time getting to know some of the other people and having a chance to celebrate Woman in the Computer world.” Leneé

Schools that have previously attended the dinner include:

    • Abbotts Pretoria East
    • Ahathuto Secondary
    • Alberton High School
    • Baitiredi Tech & Comm High School
    • Bishop Bavin School
    • Brescia House School
    • Bryanston High School
    • Cornerstone College
    • Cornwall Hill College
    • Crawford College Lonehill
    • Crawford College Sandton
    • Curro Academy Northside
    • Curro Academy Riverside
    • Curro Aurora High School
    • Curro Aurora Private School
    • Dainfern College
    • Destinata School
    • Dominican Convent School
    • Eden College
    • Forte High School
    • Fourways High School
    • Hatfield Christian School
    • Hoerskool Bircheigh
    • Hoërskool Randburg
    • Hoërskool Uitsig
    • Holy Rosary School
    • Hope School For The Disabled (Westcliff)
    • Kgomotso Secondary
    • Maragon College
    • Marist Brothers Linmeyer
    • Midstream College
    • Northcliff High School
    • Ntathakusa Secondary School
    • Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
    • Penryn College
    • President High School
    • Protea School
    • Radley Private School
    • Reddam Jhb
    • Reddford House
    • Sandringham High School
    • Sarel Cilliers
    • Sir Isaac Newton College
    • Sir John Adamson High School
    • Sir Pierre Van Ryneveld High
    • St Andrew's School for Girls
    • St Catherine's Germiston
    • St Dominic's School for Girls
    • St Enda's Secondary School
    • St Martin's School
    • St Peters College
    • St Thomas Aquinas
    • St. Ursula's High School
    • St. Enda's Secondary School
    • Trinityhouse High School Little Falls
    • Uplands College
    • Vosloorus Comprehensive School
    • Westbury Secondary School
    • Willowmoore High School
    • Woodlands International College

The first CuriosITy Dinner

In November 2015, Brescia House School in conjunction with Microsoft appointed four Grade 10 girls to represent the School and South Africa as part of the 200 world-wide Microsoft Student Ambassadors. The girls have attended virtual webinars during the year, and were challenged, as part of the program, to run a project that will make a difference in the community. 

The girls identified that traditionally girls do not choose IT as a career path, nor do many girls select IT as a matriculation subject at school. On Wednesday 25th May 2016, the girls hosted the first annual CuriosITy Dinner; one hundred and thirty Grade 11 girls presenting thirty-six schools from all over Gauteng, long with one hundred IT or CAT teachers and various professionals from the IT industry.  Participates enjoyed a wonderful three course dinner and listened to talks by Lori Milner, author of the book “Own your space” and Amukelani Mombedzi from WeThinkCode. During the evening, the girls changed tables after each course to give them the maximum advantage for meeting professionals for the IT industry.

Schools that atteded included: 

Brescia House School
Bryanston High School
CLI: SES:  CAT/IT    (District 9 and district 5)
Cornerstone College
De La Salle
Holy Cross College 
Delta Park
Destinata School
Dominican Convent School
Eden College
Fourways High School
Holy Rosary School
Hyde Park
Laudium Secondary School
Marist Brother Linmeyer
Northcliff High
Penryn Pretoria Chinese School
Redhill
Roedean
Saheti College
SES:  CAT & IT - Tshwane South
SSir Online School
St Andrews
St Stithians
St Dominics
St Ursula's High School
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
Tulip Combined School
Victory House Private School
Willowmoore High School
Woodlands
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Addresses

Postal Address
PO Box 67019, Bryanston 2021
South Africa

Main Entrance
14 Sloane Street, Bryanston

Pytchley Carpark
7 Pytchley Road, Bryanston

Grade R Carpark
7 Pytchley Road, Bryanston

Coordinates: -26.045496, 28.015609

School Switchboard:
+27 (0)11 706 7404

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