RGHS Weekly Bulletin 17 January 2020

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Dear RGHS Parents and learners

Welcome to not only a new academic year but to a new decade.  I trust that 2020 will bring you and your families much joy and growth.  
We as a school are very proud of our 2019 Grade 12 learners.  Their excellent performance resulted in every single one of them achieving their Bachelor's Pass – 100% Bachelor’s Pass for 2019! I’m sure by now you would also have read that our school was awarded second place overall in the province.  Congratulations to Westerford who took first place.  We also congratulate three of our learners who placed in the top 20 overall achievers: Justine Verwey (5th in province), Jamie Fraser (Top 20) and Katie Watt (Top 20). Thank you to all the staff at Rustenburg Girls’ High for their continued support and guidance of the class of 2019.  Credit also goes to over 50 primary schools who helped lay the foundations for our 166 Matrics with their 614 distinctions.
We are excited to introduce our new staff members. In the Mathematics Department, we welcome Ms Megan Bell and Ms Sindisiwe Herbert, and also our part-time teacher, Ms Veronique Ravat. Past pupil Ms Saeeda Bassardien has joined our Physics Department, and Ms Beth Brown is our new Music Administrator.
We hope to see many of you at this evening’s picnic as this is an informal opportunity for parents and staff to meet one another and put names to faces.  There are also separate parent information evenings for each grade over the next few weeks; we look forward to seeing you there.  These are important evenings for you to connect with your daughter’s form teacher and to hear important information pertinent to her specific grade.
I look forward to an exciting year filled with new things.

Michael Gates
Three Rustenburg pupils were placed in the top 20 in the Western Cape in the 2019 NSC examinations at an awards ceremony at Leeuwenhof. 
From left: Justine Verwey, Ms Susan Schnetler, Mr Michael Gates, Kaitlyn Watt and Jamie Fraser. Justine Verwey was placed 5th in the province.
Notices & Reminders

Tuckshop Assistance needed

Helping in the tuckshop at 1st break (10:15-10:50) or 2nd break (12:50-13:45) is a great way to meet some awesome parents and remain connected. Parents are only needed to help with selling - no making, packing or other hard work is required.
Please CLICK HERE to access the google doc of the TERM 1 Tuckshop Roster for 2020.   Anyone who clicks on the link is able to edit, so you can add, move or remove your name as required.

Should you be unable to add yourself for any reason, but would like to be included, please contact Diane McGown via or whatsapp/sms: 071 115 9475

Download the Term 1 Tuckshop Pre-order form here (due 24 February 2020)


Welcome to our new members of staff:
Back row: Ms Sindisiwe Herbert (Mathematics), Ms Saeeda Bassardien (Natural & Physical Sciences)
Front row: Ms Beth Brown (Music Administrator), Ms Megan Bell (Mathematics) 
Absent: Ms Veronique Ravat (Mathematics)
The Head Prefect of 2020 Hlonelwa Zimba welcomes the school. Her full speech is available here:

Grade 8 Leadership workshops

LO Matters

  • An International Education Information Evening will be hosted by Rondebosch Boys' High School on 6 February 2020 at 6:00 in the Memorial Hall.  The goal of this evening is to get the ball rolling for those students considering international education. Download flyer.
  • The Private Hotel School is having their first open day for potential 2021 students on 25 February 2020. Download flyer.
  • Reddam House College, Constantia, is once again hosting their popular annual careers evening, the Careers Expo 2020, on Tuesday, 10 March. Students from all grades are welcome, but the Expo is of particular value to Grade 9 students who will be making their FET subject choices this year as well as Grade 11 and 12 students. Download invitation.


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