Jackalberry House

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Jackalberry House Mascot

We are the Jackalberries. Strong and powerful in nature. You may know us by our Latin name: Diospyros mespiliformis or simply, the African Ebony tree.

Touch our berries and you will know all about it. These are reserved for our jackals, elephants and our other wonderful wild friends. If we are given a chance, our berries ripen to a rich purple hue-a regal colour that speaks of our position on the hierarchical house scale. Watch out! Leopards often lurk on our branches ...waiting … while the jackals shade themselves under the food-bearing branches. If you wish to compete against us, be very, very afraid!

Note though, we can save your lives: our bark, roots and leaves contain the tannin to staunch bleeding and the roots consume parasites. Some think we are even a remedy for leprosy!

As I walked into my first house assembly in 2017, I automatically knew that being placed in Jackalberry (Silverlea at the time) was the right path for me. The atmosphere was filled with happiness, excitement, spirit and a sense of belonging which made my time over the years in Jackalberry so memorable and special.

Megan Frost

I feel honoured to be able to serve the house which made me feel at home from the beginning. I knew from Grade 8 when my matric leader introduced me to all the girls in my tutor group, that i would one day too like to be one of the first people whomt the new grade 8’s get to meet and i get to show them the wonderful house that Jackalberry is. 

Zuhaa Abader

Head of Jackalberry House & Matric Leaders

Megan Frost

Megan Frost

Head of House - Silverlea
Courtney Steenveld

Courtney Steenveld

Matric Leader - Silverlea
Abby Fraser

Abby Fraser

Matric Leader - Silverlea
Yusrah Khan

Yusrah Khan

Matric Leader - Silverlea
Zuhaa Abader

Zuhaa Abader

Silverlea ~ Matric Leader

Jackalberry House Class Tutors

Hanuman Trenell

Hanuman Trenell

Grade 8 Head
Lawrence Michele

Lawrence Michele

House Coordinator - Silverlea
FET Subject Head - English
Marais Yvette

Marais Yvette

Educator
Nel Jolanda

Nel Jolanda

Educator
Stemmet Kaelin

Stemmet Kaelin

Educator

Jackalberry House Stories

Silverlea reflects on the Term

Christan Gonsalves reports on some of the highlights of the term in Silverlea

16 March 2020

Silverlea reflects on the Term

Joran Abrahamse, Head of Silverlea House, reflects on the achievements of her house this term.

15 March 2019

Silverlea's Cultural Diversity Photography Challenge

Silverlea hosted a cultural diversity photography challenge, whereby each house was asked to submit two images each with captions. The photographs were judged by our Marketing Officer, Ms O'Hagan, who declared the winning house to be SILVERLEA.

9 February 2018

Small donation to the Animal Anti-Cruelty League well received

Every bit counts: no matter how small.

14 October 2017

The benefits of giving your time away!

We're often encouraged to believe that one of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. Ironically, in this time-constrained world of ours, the more time we give to projects of value, the richer we feel!

27 September 2017