RGHS Weekly Bulletin 2 August 2018

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Dear RGHS Parents and girls

Over the past two weeks, I have been privileged to see many of you interacting with your daughters either at the Parent’s Evening, the Matric Farewell drinks, in the car-park, at the hostel or sports fields. My heart has been warmed to see such support for your daughters and I want to encourage you to continue being their champion and supporting them. Most girls tend to put enough pressure on themselves and look to you for your understanding and support during stressful times. Keep hugging them and listen to their experiences; they might not always appreciate or like it now, but it is what will help shape their futures.

The Matric Farewell is always such a lovely evening with all the smiles, laughter, glitz and glamour. Thank you to Meganne Steyn and her Grade 11 dance committee who worked hard to make the evening a wonderful success. Thanks also to Ms Blanc-Marquis and Ms Brown for their support of and guidance to the committee.

This evening, we mark the official switch-on of the Water Purification Plant. Ms Debbie Schaeffer (Minster of Education) will be cutting the ribbon in support of our sustainability efforts. The purified water has been used in school since 4pm yesterday afternoon, already saving us just on 15 000 litres of municipal water. During level 6B restrictions we will retain our water saving initiatives and on top of the savings this makes, we will be saving an additional 360 000 litres of municipal water each month. Thank you very much to Mr Myles Siebrits (Campus Manager), Mr Len Worthington-Smith (Parent) and Mr Stephen Nicholas (Campus Supervisor) for the time and attention they have put into making this project a reality. We are also very grateful for all the financial contributions that parents and staff have made to this project along with an anonymous R70 000 donation from a past pupil. Donations can still be made via the Bursars office to help with the R230 000 still needed. The Golf Day and Music Auction will also contribute towards this total, so please give them your support (see below).

Michael Gates

Don't miss this exciting production! Book on Quicket here...
Tickets: R80. For more information, contact 


Sports News and Results 2 August 2018

  • Important fixtures and dates to diarise including the PGSGU tournament dates
  • WATER POLO information evening for parents with regards to the 2019 tour to Serbia
  • Holiday news: Netball and Swimming
  • Winter Sport: Results and Fixtures
  • Non-School Sports: Gymnastics
The Muslim Student Association Dinner took place on the 20th of June. Read more about the experience of a non-Muslim pupil who attended the celebration. Photo by Saarah Walele.


The Junior Team members (Mia Nothnagel, Zara Nijzink-Laurie, Zeenat Mohamed and Misbah Toefy) are all smiles after winning through to the quarter-finals of the Rotary Challenge in their debate against Pinelands.

LO Matters

  • Engineering Graphics Design as an 8th subject at RBHS for grade 10 2019 - see LO boards.
  • SACS Computer Centre Applications Grade 10 (2019) must be done online on
  • Cape Town Hotel School Open Day: Sat 18 August 2018 9am – 3pm Cape Town Hotel School, CPUT Granger Bay campus. Contact for queries and bookings.
  • Cape Town Creative Academy YOUNG CREATIVES COMPETITION 2018: A chance for Gr 11 & 12 learners to showcase their artworks on a public forum as well as win various prizes and study bursaries for 2019 at the CTCA. More information on the competition is available on the CTCA website at Submission of entries closes: 6 August 2018 at 21:00.
  • UCT Forensics lectures/short courses available - August and October. See LO boards.
  • SABC Career Expo on 24-25 Aug, 9am - 7pm, SOMEREST MALL, Cape Town. More information on

Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge 2018

The Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge began on Wednesday 1 August. This challenge for high school learners encourages entrepreneurial and creative thinking in young people. There are also fantastic prizes to be won. The top 3 learners in South Africa will be flown to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA, to the heart of the tech world. The competition will run over the next 6 weeks. To find out more, watch this video...

Coming up...

Friday, 3 August
All Gr 9 Subject Choice forms due to form teachers
First Aid Blood Donor Clinic (Thomson Hall)
Distribution of Gr 12 Preliminary Examinations time-table

Saturday, 4 August
Hockey vs Fairmont @ Fairmont

Monday, 6 August  
Gr 12 English/Afrikaans/isiXhosa Prelim Paper 3 (Kemp Hall)

Thursday, 9 August 
Women's Day

Friday, 10 August
School Holiday

Music Fundraising Auction - An Evening of Music and Elegance

The Music Department will be holding an auction evening on Friday 24 August 2018.  The evening will include snacks and top class entertainment. Tickets available from More information...

Rustenburg Golf Day

The Rustenburg Golf Day will take place on 13 September 2018 at Rondebosch Golf Club.

  • To book a 4-ball, download the Entry Form here
  • Head-line Sponsorship – if you are interested in being a head-line sponsor, please contact us to discuss terms.
  • Hole Sponsorship – prices for tee/green sponsorship remain as they were for 2017, R1500/hole for those nearest the clubhouse, R750/hole for those further away.
  • Prize Sponsorship – either toward the goodie bags that are given to all participants, placement prizes for teams of four or single prizes for competitions such as “Longest Drive” or “Closest to the Pin”.
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please contact Graeme Broster ( for more information.


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