RGHS Weekly Bulletin 26 November 2020

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Dear Rustenburg Families

As we near the end of five days of national mourning to remember the victims of COVID-19 and gender-based violence and femicide, let us continue to be aware of those in our community who have lost loved ones due to the pandemic.  We need to be supportive of any we know who have been victims of gender-based violence; offer our help where possible, and report any incidents of which we become aware. It takes a nation standing together to make a difference. 

A very big thank you to those who have pledged their support for the COVID Relief Fund established by the School Governing Body.  Please take up this opportunity to assist those families in our community who are in need due to the unfortunate year we have had.  So far R78500 has been raised and this is enough to cover fees for three learners for six months, and I’m sure the supported families will be very grateful.  There are still many more needing assistance so please make use of the tax-deductible opportunity. To commit your support, please visit the link below to confirm the amount you are able and willing to contribute:

There will be an email going out to all families tomorrow that clearly explains the end-of-year programme.  I’m sure, like me, you are approaching the end of the year with very mixed feelings as so much has not been able to happen, so much still needs to happen and every one of us is tired of being cut off from one another by being behind masks.

We were sad to hear of the passing of Bill Brown, who has taken our school photographs for many years.  Our thoughts are with his wife and family.

Michael Gates

COVID-19 Resurgence:
Read a statement issued by Premier Alan Winde 

Notices & Reminders

Early Closure: Please note that school will close early (12 noon) on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December.

Safety Alert

There has been an increase in crime around the area of the school. SAPS has also seen an increase in robbery cases around Rondebosch Common. These criminals are specifically targeting joggers/walkers. Please be vigilant.

Bugs' Boutique

  • Please note that the last trading day is Saturday, 5 December (9:00 – 11:00) 
  • The school shop is looking for more learner volunteers to help out. Please email if you are keen or go and see them during opening hours.

Waltons Back-to-School Stationery

You are reminded that the deadline for ordering Waltons Stationery to be collected from school on 7/8 December is 27 November. After 27 November, you can continue to order the stationery, but will need to select Courier Delivery to your home or office at an additional cost. All the information you need, including the 2021 Stationery Requirement lists are available for download from this public Google Drive.

Caxtons Book Orders for 2021

Please note that if you didn't get round to ordering textbooks for 2021 from Caxtons, you are able to order online directly from Caxtons here.

Matric Uniform Payments

Grade 11 parents are reminded that all payments for the matric jersey, tie and badge are due at the end of this month. Please contact Bugs' Boutique if you have any queries. Click here to access the original letter.

RGHS COVID-19 Relief Fund (CSF)

You are reminded of the letter that was send out last week regarding the establishment of an RGHS COVID-19 Support Fund (CSF) to assist families affected by the pandemic.  Our target is to raise enough funding to pay for the school fees for such affected families for a period of six months to enable them to get back on their feet. To commit your support for the CSF, please visit the link below to confirm the amount you are able and willing to contribute:
Thank you to those families who have donated so far for their generosity and hope that many others who have been fortunate enough to be spared the full brunt of the economic downturn will consider joining them.
All donations to the school are tax deductible and a Section 18A Certificate will be issued to all donors.


South African Mathematics Olympiad 2020 Results

Congratulations to Maia Birch (Grade 8) who was placed 7th in the Junior Category of the SAMO Mathematics Olympiad. The winners were announced on YouTube here.  Well done Maia!

Sports News

Thank you to the parents who have signed up for the Zoom call and will be joining us on Monday 30 November from 17:00-18:00. We will be sharing with you what the Sports Department at Rustenburg have been busy planning for 2021 and beyond. We will also try to answer any questions you may have. To register for this meeting please click on the link below.

We are proud to be associated with the Ons Plek Fun Run (Rondebosch Common) by way of a current Grade 10 learner, Vivienne Banks. Vivienne is a Scout and is organising this event as part of her Springbok Community Service Fundraising project. Register here for the Fun Run on 28 November.

Visit our website to view the updated Sport Policy. 
Click here for more Sports News 

Music News

ABRSM Theory Exam Results: Click here to view a list of results.

Santa Shoebox Collection for Vuvu's Kitchen

We are still short of a few Santa Shoeboxes that we are collecting for Vuvu’s Kitchen for the Children. Please support this initiative so that all the children receive a gift box before Christmas. Please drop off your shoeboxes at the Marketing Office. DEADLINE: 30 November (Grade 8 & 9) / 1 December (Grade 10 & 11).
Please consider donating your old school shoes or trainers to someone in need. Drop your old shoes off when screening in the morning or at Reception.
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