RGHS Weekly Bulletin 11 October 2018

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Dear RGHS Parents and learners

“A School where I belong”, has been an on-going theme at school this year.  We are very privileged to host the launch of a book with this title written by Dylan Wray and Roy Hellenberg, on the evening of 15 October at 18:30. 

This has been a week full of all the formal goodbye events for the matric class of 2018.  Each one of these young women has so much to be proud of.  They have worked hard over the past five years, had some ups and downs and excelled in so many school and external activities.  I wish them all well as they prepare for their final school examinations before embarking on the next adventure in their lives. 

It was a privilege to accompany Frau Fourie, Madame Williams and Mrs Weston to the German Ambassador’s residence on Wednesday, in celebration of the Day of German Unity.  

The Sports Award Assembly, Prefect and Interact Induction Ceremonies were all wonderful occasions for celebration.  Well done and thank you to all who arranged and co-ordinated these events. Congratulations to all the new inductees and award winners.  I am sure there are very many proud parents out there. 

The standard of the Matric Art work on display for their moderation is yet again of an outstanding quality and I hope many of you have taken the time to walk through the exhibition.  Thank you to the Art Department for all their support and encouragement of our young artists. 

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 and sent home to all parents.

Bug's Boutique will be open on Saturday 13 October.

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? We have extended the deadline for submissions to Friday 19 October.
See the poster for more details... 


The Rustenburg Sports Awards Assembly was held on 9 October. We were privileged to have Kristin Bellingan, a past pupil who matriculated in 2016, as our guest speaker. Kristin currently represents South Africa in three sporting codes; swimming; surf lifesaving and pool lifesaving. She represented South Africa at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this year. Kirsten is pictured here with Ashleigh Noyce who received the Nicola Barrett Cup for all round sporting excellence. Congratulations to all our awards recipients. Awards are listed in the Sports Report.

Sports News and Results 11 October 2018

  • The new Term 4 Sports schedule is available here and all sport will start on Monday 15 October as per this schedule. 
  • 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…
Congratulations to Vivienne Banks (Grade 8 ) who competed in the GAJSMA International Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Championship on Sunday the 30th of September. Vivienne was awarded Super Champion with the highest score in her age group and level.
Outward Bound 2018
During the holidays, a group of 18 Grade 10 learners attended the Outward Bound camp at Elgin. Read more... 
Imfolozi 2018
The annual grade 11 Imfolozi trip took place during the past October holidays.

Interact School Sleepout 2018

On Tuesday 25 September, Interact hosted their annual School Sleepout to raise awareness of homelessness.


LO Matters

  • Crimson Education is hosting four information sessions in Cape Town for families to learn about the pathway to US and UK universities. Download the poster...
  • Free Maths Core and Maths Lit workshops at Vega School Cape Town on 13 & 20 October 2018. Download invitation...
On Tuesday 9 October Ms Norval and four Grade 11s who are the organisers of the RGHS Positive Support Group which raises awareness about mental health, were invited by RBHS to hear a speaker from Cape Mental Health, Dr Ingrid Daniels, speaking about young people and mental health. Two RBHS Grade 11s, Matthew and Stuart, started this initiative and are pictured with Dr Daniels and the RGHS visitors. 10 October is World Mental Health Day. There are plans for further events which connect several schools in events with mental health topics.


Click here to follow the Rustenburg Google Calendar for all upcoming events.


No more queueing at the end of the school day!!
If you would like to “buy” the Principal’s parking spot for a day, please contact Dee Penny (  The first person to bring Dee R50,00 will be allowed the use of this prime parking position for that day. 
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