RGHS Weekly Bulletin 28 February 2019

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Dear RGHS Parents and pupils

The past two weeks were filled with music as the Music Department put on grade-specific lunchtime concerts. Well done to all those who participated; it is much appreciated by all.

We were able to run our second Dialogue Day and I wish to thank Ms Cooper and Ms Norval for putting together a good programme of speakers and well-designed session. This time the topic was Mental Health and the discussion played a role in demystifying this topical issue.

I would like to thank our IT Department, in particular Mr Vogts and Mr Penny, for all the time they have given in helping Bokmakierie Primary School with the implementation of a working WiFi solution. They were able to use equipment from our school that no longer served our needs. This included a set of 46 Windows tablets (previously given to us), access points, older personal computers and 24 hours of labour. This totals about R150 000 that we were able to save Bokmakierie in raising the technology experience for their school.

Interact have introduced the ‘Two 4 Tuesdays’ drive at school this year. Thank you to all the families who have contributed to this worthy project. The target is 710 sandwiches a week as this would allow us to provide each child with a lunch on Tuesdays. Rustenburg has contributed in excess of 500 sandwiches last week, which is almost double the number of the first week of the drive. I would like to challenge any business or charity group amongst our parents to match the school’s drive and take on a Thursday to provide sandwiches for the children at Parkwood Primary. Many of these children will not have had a healthy meal at home.

Remember to purchase your tickets for the 125th Kaleidoscope Music Concert. This is a professional music concert with staff and past pupils from both Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School and Rustenburg Girls’ High School. This promises to be an excellent evening of musical entertainment.

 and their daughters are reminded to purchase tickets for the 125th Founders' Day Lunch. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our past and amazing future.

Michael Gates




As we continue to strive to make Rustenburg a school where we all belong, we have highlighted a few things that happened recently that your daughter may not have told you about.

Grade 8 RCL Election Results
Congratulations to Grade 8s Imaan Davids, Payal Somai and Georgia Haarhoff on being elected to the RCL this year. They are pictured in front together with the rest of the RCL (Absent: Katia Da Silva Valente).

Sports News & Results

  • Good luck to our 1st and 2nd Touch Rugby Teams who are participating in the In-2-Touch Tournament on Friday 1 March.
  • Good luck to our Junior and Senior Tennis players participating in the PGSGU Tournament at RGHS on Saturday 2 March.
  • Please take note of the Winter Sports Trial dates and end-of-term dates.
  • Swimming, Indoor Hockey, Tennis, Water Polo, Touch Rugby news
  • Horse Riding, Surf Life-saving and Triathlon news
  • Staff sports news
Read more in the Sports Report...
CONGRATULATIONS to our swimmers who placed second in all age groups at the PGSGU Gala hosted by Springfield on Monday 25 February. Rustenburg also placed first in the Individual Gala hosted at CURRO, Durbanville on Thursday 21 February.

Music News

During the last two weeks, the Grade 10-12 Music students have been entertaining us with ensemble and individual performances at the Music Lunchtime Concerts.
Click here to view some clips of Grade 10 & Grade 11 ensemble performances on Facebook.
Photos: Nicole Oosthuisen and Hanaa Adam.
Grade 9 Market Day
Well done to the Grade 9s and their EMS teachers for hosting a successful Market Day on 25 February. Click here for more photos...
Photo by Jess McLachlan

The school corridors were filled with Disney magic on Friday the 22nd of February. The Civvies Day was organised by Interact and pupils had to donate a toy towards the One to One Day for people with intellectual disabilities taking place later this year. More photos here...
Photo by Rebecca Mortley

History News

Ex-Headmistress Dr Elizabeth Fullard was interviewed about transformation at RGHS by members of the Grade 12s who are researching the opening of the school to all. Their work will be on display for our Founders' Day celebrations on Friday 15 March 2019.
Back row: Mr C. Van Dyk, Rebecca Kew-Simpson, Aleya Dugmore, Dr Fullard, Jordan Selous, Lungelo Mashaba and Isabelle Vanio. Front row: Chloé Swartz, Meganne Steyn and Melissa Davis.
Mr van Dyk's Grade 10 history learners with their "pieces of India", which they shared with members of the class as part of their study of the Mughal Empire.

LO Matters

  • Information Evening for International University Study Abroad on Wednesday 13 March 2019 at Rondebosch Boys’ High School 6 – 7pm. Email
  • Crimson Education ECL Seminar: Help your child get into their dream US/UK University. Venue: The Cellars Hohenort, Constantia. Date: 13 March. Time: 6pm 
    To Book Tickets -
  • FAMSA Observatory public lecture :Insight into Anxiety 12 March  presenter Dr Cecil Schneider 19:30 to 21:00.Cost R50. Contact Babalwa 021 447 7951.
  • Reminder Grade 12s: Allan Gray Fellowship Applications close 15th March.
  • University Of Western Australia in Perth: Paul Buist a representative from the university will be in Cape Town on 5th March.To make an appointment with him contact
  • Career Expo 2019 @ CAVENDISH SQUARE - 8-9 March. More information here
  • Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) Career Open Day on 28 March - Download the poster here...


We are 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. 
The University Preparation Seminar is aimed at educating Grade 11 and Matric Pupils and their parents and guardians about the current politicised context of South African universities. The seminar will give parents and guardians a toolkit to understand the ways in which SA universities have changed over the past few years, to make informed decisions, and to ensure that young people cope at university. The Seminar will be hosted at RGHS, but is open to pupils, parents and guardians from all schools.

Second Hand Clothing Sale

To raise funds for our Water Polo tour to Serbia, we will be hosting a second-hand clothing sale in the Kemp Hall on Friday the 3rd of May 2019.

In the meantime, we are calling on all families to help our efforts by donating any previously loved clothes and shoes that are clean and in good condition. Drop offs can be made in Ms Goble’s classroom (C3) in black bags. All donations and support will be greatly appreciated.


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