RGHS Weekly Bulletin 28 September 2018

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Dear RGHS Parents and learners

The term has flown by at a rate of knots. I really hope that everyone will find some time to put their feet up over the short break we have before the examination term arrives.  The arrival of so much rain over the past month has been a blessing for which I am sure we are all grateful. 

During next term, we have the budget presentation on 30 October at 19:00 and I encourage as many of you to attend as possible as this is the opportunity to understand the vision of the school and SGB. 

My thanks go to each of the members of staff who have laboured tirelessly to ensure that many academic, sporting, outreach and cultural activities have happened over this past term. Thank you also to each learner who has given of their time and talent to these events. 

Please do take the time to read the other articles in this bulletin, as it is always good to see the immense offering of opportunities available at Rustenburg. 

My congratulations go to the new prefects that were announced in assembly today.  These are the leaders chosen by a democratic vote and I am sure they will each step up to the challenge of being a good example and a confidant and supportive friend to their peers.

Michael Gates

Important Notices

This will take place on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 19:00 in the Thomson Hall at Rustenburg Girls' High School. A letter was emailed to all parents today and is also available on the Parent Portal under Documents.

All learners must wear winter uniform for the first week of next term. Girls have the option to wear either winter or summer uniform from Monday 15 October to Friday 26 October. From Monday 29 October, however, it will be compulsory for all girls to wear the summer uniform.

Parents are advised to use the coming holiday to check that their daughters’ summer dresses still fit and that the hems are lengthened, where necessary. Please make new purchases timeously, as stock or certain sizes may not be readily available closer to the compulsory changeover date next term.

Water restrictions and sports kit
It was mentioned in a previous news bulletin that should the Level 6B water restrictions be relaxed, we will return to normal school uniform. The City of Cape Town has announced that the water restrictions will change from Level 6B to Level 5 from 1 October.

We have decided that, for a trial period, we will allow girls to continue to wear sports kit, however, we are limiting it to the following items only: RGHS tracksuit, RGHS blue or white golf shirt or warm up top, sports trainers and white socks.

Bug's Boutique will open again on Wednesday 10 October and will also be open on Saturday 13 October.

Thursday, 11 October
Owing to limited space in the Kemp Hall for the Awards Ceremony and Valedictory Service, the Grade 8s and 9s will not attend school on this day. This excludes Grade 8s and 9s with a sister in Grade 12, or those who are in the choir, orchestra, special music items or Jabulani, who will be attending both ceremonies. However, if it is not possible for parents to keep their Grade 8 or 9 daughter at home, we are happy for them to attend the ceremonies.

School will close for Grades 10 – 12 at 12:30.

Friday, 12 October
All Grade 12s are expected to be at school as normal until 10:30 for the meeting with Mr Gates in the Kemp Hall Gallery. They need to be in full school uniform.

The National Senior Certificate Examination instructions and regulations will be explained. Each candidate will have to sign for her personal examination package and to verify her attendance in accordance with the Education Department requirements. No learner can be excused from attending this meeting.


We extend our congratulations to the girls who have been chosen as School and Hostel Prefects for the coming year. Their induction will take place on the first day of next term.  

School Prefects 

  • Zaina Abrahams 
  • Rebecca Bank 
  • Helen Brooke 
  • Imán Cassiem 
  • Kátia da Silva Valente 
  • Aleya Dugmore 
  • Jamie Fraser  
  • Mila Guerrini 
  • Nuha Hoosen 
  • Kayla Johnson 
  • Victoria King 
  • Lungelo Mashaba 
  • Ashleigh Noyce 
  • Asemi Ntsokolo 
  • Hannah Schaefer 
  • Alida van der Merwe 
  • Tanya van der Merwe 
  • Kaitlyn Watt 
  • Simthandile Witbooi 
  • Talitha Wyne 

Erinville Prefects 

  • Cameron Alexander     
  • Helen Brooke                      
  • Stephanie Du          
  • Kaya Dube    
  • Mila Guerrini             
  • Maxene Hollis                                                             
  • Lungelo Mashaba            
  • Alida van der Merwe  

NEW PREFECTS’ SEMINAR: There will be a leadership seminar for ALL newly-elected School Prefects from Friday 12 October to Sunday 14 October.

Colours Awards

Due to a change in the Academic Colours criteria, some girls in Grade 11 now qualify for Full Academic Colours.  We congratulate them on this outstanding achievement.  
  • Bank, Rebecca
  • Booth, Jenna
  • Cassiem, Imán
  • Davis, Melissa
  • Dhansay, Amina
  • Oosthuisen, Nicole
  • Patel, Ashikakumari
  • Pohplonker, Haneen
  • Rawoot, Razeena
  • Sancho, Gabriella
  • Taylor, Jaime
The following Grade 12s have also received Academic Colours this term:


  • Baheya Dramat (Re-award)
  • Georgia Dugmore (Re-award)
  • Sarah Firth
  • Daniella Freitas
  • Lauren Hawker-Jehring
  • Fatima Kerven (Re-award)
  • Aasiyah Khan (Re-award)
  • Ayla Macedo (Re-award)
  • Brigitte Moser (Re-award)
  • Husna Owadally (Re-award)
  • Bethany Rumble
  • Sarah Sims
  • Jodie Stoffberg (Re-award)
  • Hazel van der Watt
  • Anne Williams (Re-award)
  • Yi-Ning Yuan (Re-award)
  • Rebecca Behne (Re-award)
  • Bianca Cilliers (Re-award)
  • Justine Crook-Mansour (Re-award)
  • Thameena Dhansay
  • Olachi Emeruem (Re-award)
  • Fozia Hendricks (Re-award)
  • Emily Hobson(Re-award)
  • Olivia Key (Re-award)
  • Tai-Li Lee (Re-award)
  • Saarah Mahatey (Re-award)
  • Zahra Mohamed (Re-award)
  • Michelle Mouton (Re-award)
  • Chi Ying Ng
  • Yusra Sablay (Re-award)
  • Yasmin Sayed (Re-award)
  • Caroline Schreiber(Re-award)
  • Georgia Smith (Re-award)
  • Elizabeth Stevenson (Re-award)

Calling all creative learners!

Rustenburg High and Junior Schools are looking for logo designs for our 125 birthday celebrations next year. Do you have an idea for a logo?
See the poster for more details... 


History Department hosts Zapiro at its Heritage Day Assembly
This year's annual Grades 10 and 11 History Heritage Day Assembly kicked off with an original song, "Rainbow Nation", written by Emma Bergh (Grade 11, 2013)...

Sports News and Results 28 September 2018

  • The new Term 4 Sports schedule is available here and all sport will start on Monday 15 October as per this schedule. There is something for everyone to participate in with YOGA and ATHLETICS (Track and Field) having been added to the programme. 
  • Water Polo Tour Fundraiser Saturday 27 October: The Open Air Pop-up Cinema Night is taking place at Villagers Rugby Grounds. Tickets are R50 and available here…
The RGHS U19 Water Polo Team played in a tournament at Reddam on 21-23 Sept.

Erinville Fancy Dress

On Thursday 20 September, Erinville Hostel hosted their annual Fancy Dress dinner for the Matrics, organised by the hostel’s Grade 11s. Read more... 
Photo by Jordan Selous

LO Matters

  •  Grade 11 and 12: The University of Cape Town’s Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Division is excited to announce a 2-day Forensic Science Workshop hosted at UCT’s Medical School. Download the invitation for more details
The Grade 9s listened to an insightful talk "Swimming with Crocodiles… and then what?" by Professor Leon Holtzhausen, father of Zoe, from the Department of Social Development at UCT. He spoke about the impact and relationship between music and drug abuse and highlighted the fact that drug referencing appears in many genres of music without listeners being aware of it. Professor Holtzhausen had very interesting research, statistics and insights into this multi-faceted topic.
Photo by Isabella Gruber

Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge

Congratulations to Team Rustenburg who made it into the Top 20 High Schools accross South Africa in the #AGEC18. Well done to all the participants and their teachers!
Click here to follow the Rustenburg Google Calendar for all upcoming events.


The school has published a Tender for the Bathroom Refurbishments for Erinville Hostel on our website for public participation.  Should you have any reliable recommendation of builders or contractors, please share the below link with them to be able to participate.

Face the End ot the year examinations with stronger academic skills.

Study Skills Programme for Grade 8 to 12s:

These key areas are covered: Goal setting, time-management, how your brain works, your learning environment and preferences, concentration, study methods, summarising and memory tips.

Dates and times:

Friday 12 October (Sessions 1, 2 and 3) 15:00 to 18:00.

Friday 19 October (Sessions 4, 5 and 6) 15:00 to 18:00.

Closing date for registration: Monday, 8 October 2018

Venue: Pinelands Library, Pinelands.

Cost: R850: which includes a manual, stationery and beverages (tea, coffee, fruit juice and snacks).

Contact: Melanie Williams, email: or cell: 072 508 4002

Melanie Williams and Monique Nyback are both experienced educators and are passionate about empowering young people to overcome academic challenges. Melanie Williams is a registered psychometrist and Monique Nyback is doing her Masters in Educational Psychology internship at Bishops Diocesan College.

Christmas Cakes for Sale
Lovely mixed dried fruit, cherries, cranberries, spices and walnuts. The cakes are plain (not iced) and are sprinkled with brandy every month prior to delivery, in the first week of December 2018.  Order now from Lyn’s Kitchen- R100.00 EACH. 20 CM: R200.00 EACH - Download poster with details...

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