RGHS Weekly Bulletin 14 February 2019

View this email in your browser
In today's assembly we focused on Mental Health, a topic that is very important to us at school. Our guest speaker, psychiatrist Dr Laura Comrie (E 1998), spoke about factors that contribute to mental health challenges and positive coping strategies available to us. Ms Colly (pictured above) shared her journey of managing her own mental health condition and Ana van Straten, Head of the Positive Support Group, talked about what are we doing to raise awareness, de-stigmatise and support those with mental health problems. The discussion will continue on Monday 18 February during Dialogue Day.
Our guest speaker today was psychiatrist and past pupil, Dr Laura Comrie (E 1998). 

Focus on self-love this Valentine's Day

While we are being bombarded with pressures of being in a relationship and expressing romantic love on Valentine’s Day, it is important to take a step back and focus on the most important type of love - self-love. Read more...


  • Second Term Tuckshop Pre-order forms available below. Please return by Friday 1 March 2019.
  • Bugs' Boutique will be closed tomorrow 15 February.
  • Position available at Rustenburg Girls' Junior School: Marketing and Fundraising Co-ordinator - Download the advert here...


Sports News & Results

  • Good luck to our U14A Water Polo team, as they participate in the Dave Pitcairn tournament this weekend, 15-17 February. 
  • Winter Sports trial dates
  • Indoor Hockey and Tennis results
  • Water Polo, Track and Field, Swimming and Cricket News 
Read the Sports Report...

LO Matters

  • Jazzart Dance Theatre at Artscape: free teen classes on Saturday the 16th and 23rd February 2019. See poster.
  • Varsity Abroad:  free workshop on Saturday March 2nd for students and parents about studying in the USA , UK, and Canada. See poster.
  • You Student: A one-stop career portal focusing on career guidance and resources. Download the information flyer.
  • USB Executive Development (USB-ED) will be a part of the Stellenbosch University Open Day on Saturday, 23 February 2019 where they will be presenting the 2020 Young Minds Entrepreneurship Programme. Where: Jannasch Hall in the Konservatorium, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch. Session Times: 9:30/11:00/12:30/13:30.
  • Watch a 3-minute video about USB-ED’s career-focused “GAP year” programme.
In September 2018 a few of our talented Rustybugs competed in the Cape Town Intro Round of the World Scholar's Cup. From left: Kate Olivier, Kyla Oberholster and Thami Giyose.
The Ignition Camp was help at Rocklands Centre in Simonstown from 1-3 February. 
The RETRO Society hosted their annual photo shoot on the school premises on Friday 8 February. Read more...
Photo by Jordan Selous


All school events are on our Google Calendar which is available on our website here.
Click here to subscribe to the school calendar.
Tickets for the 2019 Inter-house Play Festival on Wednesday 27 February can be bought online on Quicket. Click here here to buy tickets.
Rustenburg is celebrating our 125th Birthday with a Kaleidoscope of Music on 14 March 2019.  From Light Classical to Big Band Jazz, expect performances from current music staff (RGJS & RGHS), some professional musicians and the Rustenburg Alumnae Choir. Tickets are R125 and available on Quicket here Includes refreshments.
We are celebrating our school's 125th birthday this year at the Founders' Day assembly and lunch on Friday, 15 March 2019 in the Main Quad, Rustenburg Girls’ High School. Past pupils of the school, as well as current pupils and their parents are invited to come and celebrate with us.
All profits and donations will go towards the School's Bursary Fund. 


These key areas are covered: Growth mind-set, goal setting, motivation, time management, listening, focus and concentration, learning styles, summarising and memorisation techniques, examination skills and academic anxiety.
Dates and times (you must attend TWO Fridays):
Friday 22 February (Sessions 1, 2 and 3) from 15h00 to 18h00.
Friday 1 March (Sessions 4, 5 and 6) from 15h00 to 18h00.
Friday 8 March: (Repeat of sessions 1, 2 and 3) from 15h00 to 18h00.
Closing date for registration: Monday, 18 February 2019
Venue: Pinelands Library, Pinelands.
Cost: R950 in total (which includes BOTH Fridays, a manual, stationery, beverages, fruit juice and snacks).
Contact: Melanie Williams at Email: or cell: 072 508 4002
Melanie Williams is an experienced educator who is passionate about empowering young people to overcome academic barriers. She is a registered psychometrist who practises career direction from her home practice.
To advertise in this Weekly Bulletin, email Details are on our website. When following up on adverts, please mention that you saw them in our Bulletin. Please note that placement of an advertisement does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the school.
Copyright © 2019 Rustenburg Girls' High School, All rights reserved.


This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Rustenburg Girls' High School · Camp Ground Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, · Cape Town, Western Cape 7708 · South Africa