RGHS Weekly Bulletin 30 May 2019

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And in a flash the examinations are over and all the teachers are marking furiously.  It is crucial that all learners take the time to work through the examination papers with their teachers on return to school next week.  This is an important learning process to ensure that they develop good examination techniques and understand where they might have made mistakes, or where they could improve or be more economical in their answers.  Normal teaching resumes after examinations and all learners are expected to be at school until the last day of term. 

We have engaged the services of a group of parents, who are architects by profession, to help devise our ten-year development plan.  We are excited to see their proposals regarding the development of the campus and the increasing of our facilities. This includes the option to add classrooms, improve the traffic flow and security, build a water polo pool and an indoor sports centre. As you can imagine, such a project runs into the tens of millions of rands. We would welcome either contributions towards the project or assistance in securing corporate sponsors. Please contact if you would like to assist us. Once the plan has been approved by the SGB and staff, we will give a detailed presentation to the wider school community.

At the end of last week, I had the privilege of attending the South African Girls’ School Association conference along with Ms Schnetler and Ms Blackshaw.  This was an inspiring time, looking at how education for the future is changing in this, the fourth industrial revolution.  One of the speakers highlighted the important role that both parents and educators play in the development of empathy amongst our learners.  This is particularly critical as many young people spend so much time engaged in virtual conversations and relationships.  When last have you as parents/guardians had the opportunity to engage actively with you daughter free from any technology?  Is your daughter getting enough time away from her mobile device to have a break and catch her emotional breath? 

Michael Gates



Sports News and Results 30 May 2019

  • Thank you for your support of the revised Sports timetable through the examination period. Sport will return to normal times for the week 3-7 June.
  • There will be no extra-mural sport in the last week of term (10-14 June)
  • Inter-House Netball and Hockey will take place on Monday 10 June during school hours.
  • Inter-House Cross Country will take place on Thursday 13 June during school hours. This event is compulsory for all learners. Your daughter will be expected to run or walk a 3km route for which she will score a point/s for her house.
  • Hockey & Squash results
  • Netball & Water Polo news
Congratulations to Jordyn Campbell (Grade 11), who was announced as the Number 1 U19 Western Province Squash Player (girls), at an Awards evening held at Wynberg Girls’ High School on 15 May. We are very proud of you!

In celebration of Africa Day on 25 May, the Media Centre put together a collection of selected works by African authors. Isabelle Vainio (Grade 12) created a wonderful display showcasing our pride in being African.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.
More pictures on Facebook.

LO Matters

On Sunday 5 May, a group of 11 Earth Children were invited to attend a freediving workshop at Millers Point, near Cape Point. We were guided and taught by a team of professional freedivers, marine biologists and earth-enthusiasts from the “Sea the Bigger Picture” initiative. Read more...


Nicole Smith (Grade 12, Rustenburg Girls’ High School) and Robert Walker (Grade 9, Rondebosch Boys’ High School) confront each other in a battle of wills in the brother-sister schools’ dramatic production, “12 Angry Jurors”. Reginald Rose’s famous script is a psychological thriller. Its film interpretation was even nominated for three Academy Awards.

“12 Angry Jurors” will be staged in the Memorial Hall at Rondebosch Boys' High School from 31 July - 3 August 2019.
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