RGHS Weekly Bulletin 22 June 2018

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Dear RGHS Parents and girls

After an intense academic term with examinations, I’m sure that every household welcomes the break for the next few weeks. 

During the holidays, we will be testing and running the water purification system, with an official opening early in the term.  Thank you to all the generous donations over the past 6 months.  We are at a total R581 729 of the R800 000 target, so if you wish to still contribute please contact the Bursar’s office.  This past week we had an anonymous donation of R12 000 towards the borehole pump and a past pupil has been incredibly generous with a R70 000 contribution!   

There have been some amazing achievements this past term in the academic, sporting and cultural spheres. Most of these have been recorded in previous editions. Please take the time to appreciate them in the News Section of this bulletin.

I’m sure by now many of you have seen the new tent in front of the tuck shop, which provides shade, shelter from rain and a warmer space at break time.  Over the next couple of weeks we will be refurbishing the dining room in the Hostel and adapting the changing rooms at the swimming pool, so they are available during hockey matches.   

Please do take time to read and sign the notice that was sent out to all in hard copy and via email concerning the fourth term. 

Have a good break!
Michael Gates

This is a Day 2 (Week 1) on the timetable. 


Please note that individual subject teachers will be available next term, as indicated below, to meet with parents and their daughters regarding academic progress. 

KEMP HALL on MONDAY 23 JULY from 17:30 to 20:00 

Please discuss your daughter’s academic results with her over the holidays and decide which teachers you would like to see. 

Booking sheets will be available at the start of next term, from Tuesday 17 July, so please remind your daughter to make the necessary appointments. Girls must accompany their parents to these meetings in full school uniform. 


Youth Day Assembly: Retro (History Society) hosted Rivonia trialist, Dr.Denis Goldberg, as the guest speaker for their annual Youth Day Assembly on 14 June.  Read more...


Congratulations to all the girls who qualified for Academic Colours this term. These awards are based on the results of two consecutive examinations and we commend them for the consistent, hard work that has gone into this outstanding achievement.

  • Alexander, Cameron  
  • Edwards, Alexa  
  • Gericke, Lauren  
  • Hill, Georgia  
  • Littlefield, Jodi  
  • Manjra, Hana  
  • Mc Callum, Aerin  
  • Mc Gowan, Marnie  
  • McLachlan, Jessica  
  • Osman, Iman  
  • Reinecke, Caitlin  
  • Selous, Jordan  
  • Solkow, Daniella  
  • van Greunen, Rachel  
  • Whittal, Erica 
  • Bottomley, Siobhan (Re-award) 
  • Eitner-Vosloo, Paige (Re-award) 
  • Howe, Alicia
  • Khan, Imaan 
  • Rawoot, Azraa (Re-award) 
  • Wilson, Meg 

  • Althoff-Thomson, Savannah (Re-award) 
  • Danso, Adwoa 
  • Espag, Natasha (Re-award) 
  • Kruger, Bronwyn (Re-award) 
  • Lothaller, Kim (Re-award) 
  • Naidoo, Sharna 
  • Ross, Lila (Re-award) 


Congratulations to the following Grade 11s on their selection as Sub-Prefects. They will work alongside the Prefects in the third term. 

Zaina Abrahams  
Cameron Alexander 
Rebecca Bank 
Jade Benton 
Helen Brooke 
Imán Cassiem 
Lara Cattermole 
Yennie Chung 
Kayla Conradie 
Imān Cottle  
Kátia da Silva Valente 
Thameenah Daniels 
Tyler de Villiers  
Amina Dhansay 
Stephanie Du 
Maia Duffus 
Aleya Dugmore  
Kreshalia Ephraim 
Jamie Fraser 
Mila Guerrini 

Amy Harold 
Erin Hector 
Nishaat Hendricks  
Georgia Hill 
Nuha Hoosen 
Shuhayma Jaber 
Jiyoon Jeon 
Kayla Johnson 
Victoria King  
Josie Knutsen 
Dori Kovacs 
Kate Lodwick 
Lungelo Mashaba 
Rebecca McConnell 
Lutholuhle Mkupa 
Avantika Naidoo 
Ashleigh Noyce 
Asemi Ntsokolo 
Zahra Parker 
Haneen Pohplonker 

Geena Polzin 
Razeena Rawoot 
Amy Rice 
Clare Roberts 
Teagan Salmon 
Hannah Schaefer 
Meganne Steyn 
Jaime Taylor 
Paula Taylor 
Alida van der Merwe 
Tanya van der Merwe 
Jamie van Schoor 
Kaitlyn Watt 
Simthandile Witbooi 
Talitha Wyne 



  • Catherine Lee (Piano Grade 6, Merit)
  • Jessica McLachlan (Clarinet Grade 7, Distinction)
  • Asemi Ntsokolo (Piano Grade 5, Merit)
  • Mia Salonen (Clarinet Grade 7, Merit) 
  • Jessica McLachlan (Electric Guitar, 88%, Merit)
  • Barashenkov, Mia – 82% (violin, Grade 7, Merit)
DIPLOMA (90-100%)
  • DOWNIE, Kaitlin – Violin, Romantic (16 years and under)
  • DOWNIE, Kaitlin – Violin, Romantic (16 years and under)
  • HOLLAND, Taylin – Recorder, Baroque (14 years and under)
  • KIM, Younsung – Violin, Romantic (16 years and under)
  • MACEDO, Nina – Guitar, Novice (16 years and under)
  • PHILANDER, Sarah – Violin, Romantic (14 years and under)
  • RGHS String Ensemble (Violin) and Gold Medal
  • RGHS Recorder Ensemble (Diploma and Gold Medal)
  • WEPENER, Sara – Recorder, Contemporary (14 years and under)
  • WHITTAL, Erica – Violin, Romantic (15 years)
  • BARASHENKOV, Mia – Violin, Romantic (14 years and under)
  • BARASHENKOV, Mia – Violin, Classical (14 years and under)
  • HOLLAND, Taylin – Recorder, Contemporary (14 years and under)
  • JEON, Jiyoon – Violin, Romantic (16 years and under)
  • MACEDO, Ayla – Guitar, Baroque and Earlier (18 years and under)
  • OLAROGUN, Hannah – Violin, Romantic (16 years and under)
  • ORCHARD, Cassidy – Recorder, Baroque (14 years and under)
  • ORCHARD, Cassidy – Contemporary, Baroque (14 years and under)
  • PARKER, Kauthar – Guitar, Novice, (14 years and under)
  • WEPENER, Sara – Recorder, Baroque (14 years and under)
HIGH MERIT (75-79%)
  • PHILANDER, Sarah – Violin, Romantic (14 years and under)

Congratulations to our participants:
Adjudicator:  André Serfontein
  • GOLD DIPLOMA (95% and above): RGHS String Ensemble
  • HIGHEST HONOURS (90% and above): RGHS Guitar Ensemble
  • HONOURS ++ (87-89%): RGHS Saxophone Ensemble, RGHS Clarinet Ensemble
  • HONOURS (80-84%): RGHS Flute Ensemble
Well done to our musicians on these excellent results and to their dedicated teachers.

Inter-House Riff-Off

Well done to all Rustybugs on representing your Houses in the Inter-House Riff-Off competition. The winners were:

1st Bleby, 2nd Michiel Vos, 3rd Marchand, 4th Innes and 5th Cambridge.

Open Mic Competition

Open Mic was held on a rainy Monday morning in the Kemp Hall, giving students a chance to engage and express themselves, through forms of art. We were all delighted to watch wonderful performances of powerful poetry, passionate contemporary dance routines, beautiful singing and instrumental pieces. Congratulations to all the performers -  it takes courage to stand in front of hundreds of people and pour your hearts out. The winners were Lisa Makumese (3rd), Jamie Gillet (2nd) and Misbah Toefy (1st). Misbah's poem "Wash your hands" can be read here... Words: Nicole Oosthuisen.  Photos: Paige Jooste.

Sports News and Results 14 June 2018

School sport starts on Tuesday 17 July as per the Term 3 Winter Sports Timetable. 

Thursday 21 June: 
Inter-House Cross Country results: There was lots of fun and games during this 3km challenge.  Cambridge came out on top with 224 points. 

Photo by Sabrina Thorndike

LO Matters

  • Academy of Sound Engineering will be having a Production Day next week Thursday, 28th June 2018 from 10h00 - 15h00.  Any students that are looking to fulfill the job/industry shadowing experience project and are interested in the Sound Engineering field, please send an email to to secure a place.  Open Day is this Saturday, 23rd June.
  • Grade 9-12 Psychometric Testing. Click here for more information on Holiday specials.


Well done Hannah!

Hannah Schaefer (Grade 11) sold bracelets at the Youth Dday market at Kenilworth Shopping Centre last Saturday. The proceeds of the bracelets she made go to the Think Twice Foundation, which is a movement against women and child abuse. She raised over R2000 for the organization. Her own charity is called “H30” – which stands for “Help Hannah Help Others”.


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