RGHS Weekly Bulletin 14 March 2019

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Dear RGHS Parents and Learners

Staff News

As a school, we are sad to see two of our long-serving members of staff leave us at the end of this term.  Mrs Linda Simmons will no longer be managing the Bug Boutique and we wish her all the best as she embarks on new adventures.  Our thanks go to her for her faithful years of service in the uniform shop.   

Mr Myles Siebrits, our Campus Manager, is taking early retirement and will be joining his lovely wife in running her business.  They will be catering for extreme cycle events around South Africa and neighbouring countries.  We thank Mr Siebrits for all his hard work in making our campus one of the most beautiful grounds in the country. 

125 Celebrations

We are looking forward to tonight's music performance by our own music staff, staff from RGJS and past learners.  It promises to be a very entertaining evening. Thank you to the music staff for all their hard work in making this evening success. Tickets are still available at a reduced price of R75 (excludes refreshments), from Quicket or at the door.

Tomorrow's 125th assembly and lunch celebration promises to be a lovely occasion with past learners travelling from far and wide to join us.  Thank you to Ms Wills, Ms Forbes and Mr Broster for all the careful planning put into making both celebrations a success. 

Giving Back

Thank you to all the families who contributed to Interact's Two 4 Tuesday's sandwich collection for Parkwood Primary School. This week we reached an all time high of 1016 sandwiches. 

In closing...

During the holiday period Ms Goble and Mr Neethling will be away with some pupils on the Orange River tour. This is a challenging event and I’m sure they will enjoy a time of self-discovery and the joy of being out in the wild. 

I wish each family a very happy autumn break and trust that you get to enjoy some quality time with your daughters.  I wish each of our learners a restful break. 

Michael Gates


  • School closes at 12:30 tomorrow, 15 March. 
  • Term 1 reports will be available on the Parent Portal tomorrow.
  • The first day of Term 2 , Tuesday 2 April will be a Day 1. Learners must ensure that they bring the correct books to school.
  • Bug Boutique will be closed on Friday 15 March.  It will be open on Wednesday 3 April from 12:45 to 15:30, Friday 05 April 12:15 to 14:30 and on Saturday 06 April from 09:00 to 11:00


Next term learners may wear either complete winter or complete summer uniform. No combinations of the two are allowed. From Monday 29 April, however, the winter uniform will be compulsory for all learners.  

We will allow learners to continue to wear sports kit, however, only the following items may be worn: RGHS tracksuit, RGHS blue or white golf shirt or warm up top, sports trainers and white socks. 

Parents are advised to check that their daughters’ uniforms still fit, jerseys are not frayed and worn, and to make new purchases in good time. Please bear in mind that stock or particular sizes may not be readily available closer to the changeover date. 


To ensure the safety of everyone at the school, RGHS engaged the services of a Structural Engineer, who, together with the Campus Manager, carried out a Structural Audit of all the structures on the property. 

Two structures were deemed unsafe and have been cordoned off, pending the Engineer’s Repair Detail and subsequent repair/replacement. The one structure is a section of our boundary wall adjacent to Grosvenor road, which is being forced over by a tree, whilst the other is the pergola at the Swimming Pool, whose beams are spalling.

The rest of the school was deemed safe, with just a few aesthetic repairs needed. 


Sports News and Results

  • Important Sports Notices
  • Touch Rugby results
Congratulations to the 1st RGHS Touch Rugby Team and their coach, Ms Barrett-Theron, for winning the league on Friday 8 March at Rustenburg.
Grade 12 History Exhibition

This poster by Melissa Davis, Grade 12 History student, is one of over 40 posters that will be on display in the Kemp Hall foyer this week. It is one of the History Department's contributions to the 125th anniversary celebrations. Each poster is based on research conducted on the contribution made by past RGHS learners to the community.
This poster pays tribute to Guinevere Kauffman, E1985, who is a leading astrophysicist working in the USA.
Congratulations to the Rustenburg Grade 10 actresses who performed in the chorus of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph”, presented by Bishops. Hope Hadebe, Gia Barbosa, Chloe Sampson, Yakira Davidson and Emma Kuhn were required to make quick character transitions. They were cheerleaders, then burlesque 1920s dancers, then became part of a dazzling Egyptian harem. “Joseph” was indeed a musical theatre extravaganza.

Well done to our band who performed at the V&A Band Slam on Thursday, 7 March. Thanks to all the Rustenburg supporters who came out to the V&A Waterfront despite the cold weather.
Photo by Dayna Powell

Ignition Spur Evening
Thanks to all the families who supported Ignition at their fundraising evening. The committee members shadowed the waitrons and at the end of the night were given a percentage of the profit.

LO Matters

From Term 2 the following classes will be taught Life Orientation by Ms Tame in the Media Centre: D3, D5, D6, C1, C2, C6. 
This is in order to allocate more time slots for Ms Norval and Ms Barrett-Theron to do counselling.

  • Free American College Testing (ACT) training session (25-29 March) . The ACT is a standardised test used for college admissions to all 4 year universities in the United States and more than 225 universities in the world including Canada. Contact
  • UCT Philosophy Course for Grace 10-12 pupils: see Ms Norval to book for this by 3 April. Details on LO board. There are three evening sessions: 25/04,9/05,16/05.
  • Grade 12: Jakes Gerwel Scholarship for those interested in becoming a high school teacher. See details here.
  • The University of the Western Cape (UWC) will host its annual Open Day on Saturday 11th May 2019 at their main campus in Bellville from 09h00 - 15h00.


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RGHS are extremely proud to be sharing the fixtures and result from the U16 Champions Cup 2019, hosted at our school from the 12 -14 April with parents and supporters from all the teams playing at the 2019 Champions Cup thanks to our ongoing relationship with MyComLink.
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