RGHS Weekly Bulletin 25 April 2019

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I’m sure those involved in the Champions' Cup weekend would agree that is was a great event for the school. Thanks to Ms Scott and Ms Blayi who ensured that the event ran smoothly and professionally. This is the largest U16 tournament in South Africa and we are proud to host it in collaboration with TAG.

Congratulations to staff, parents and learners who participated in the Two Oceans event. Ms Fourie completed her 18th race and Ms Scott achieved 5th place in her age group.

Over the past few weeks we have noticed a strange number of injured or dead squirrels. We have done a thorough check and cannot find any reason for this, so if any parent has some insight, please contact us.

You will shortly receive a letter regarding the procedures for drop-off at the school. It is to ensure the safety of all our learners.

This coming Monday (29 April) is the second attempt at our by-election to elect two SGB members, as we failed to achieve a quorum last week.  Please come along and cast your vote as they are parent representatives who play a leading role in the vision of the school.

As your daughters prepare for their examinations this term, please be supportive of them and find ways to help them manage the anxiety they may experience during exam time. Steady preparation and focus in lessons play vital roles in relieving last minute nerves. Well-planned study programmes that incorporate proper breaks, as well as the reduction of phone use, can also help reduce apprehension. I encourage the girls to avoid comparing how much work they and their friends have done, as each person works at their own pace and need to concentrate on different portions of work. 

Michael Gates


  • SGB BY-ELECTION REMINDER: The election will be held on Monday, 29 April in the Thomson Hall at 18:00. Please arrive from 17:30 to register with your photo ID. We urge parents to make every effort to attend this important meeting.
  • All pupils must, if possible, be in their full winter uniform tomorrow (Friday 26 April) for a film shoot by KykNet at the end of the day.
  • Winter Uniform Changeover: There have been unforeseen delays in the delivery of stock of winter uniform shirts to the Bugs Boutique which has resulted in shortages of certain sizes. As a result, learners may continue to wear either complete summer uniform or complete winter uniform until the situation is resolved – no combination of summer and winter uniform items is allowed.


Sports News 25 April 2019

On Wednesday 1 May, the team representing Rustenburg at the National All Girls’ Festival in Paarl  will depart from school at 11:00. This year we are competing in the following sports and cultural codes: Cross Country, Debating, Hockey, Netball, Squash and Tennis. We wish all these girls a most enjoyable and enriching experience.


Congolese Refugee opens Retro’s series of talks

On 17 April, The Retro Society welcomed Gomez Bakwene, a 19-year-old refugee from The Democratic Republic of Congo, who works with the Adonis Musati Project. Read more...

Religious Festivals this month

At Rustenburg, pupils, staff and families celebrate a wide variety of religious festivals and, as there have been many religious holidays recently, the RGHS PR Team wanted to learn more about some of them. 


Monday 15 April was Afrikaansdag at Rustenburg and we were addressed by the radio-and television personality Success Lekabe. She spoke about taking advantage of opportunities and moving out of our comfort zones. Success is on Bokradio between 12:00 – 15:00 weekdays and on Kyknet&Kie's Tussen Ons.
Photo by Keona Missing

LO Matters

  • UCT Open Day: Saturday 4 May 2019 10:00 to 15:00, Upper Campus. View the programme here...
  • CPUT Open Day, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:00 to 16:00, Bellville campus. Download the flyer with more information here.
  • The Stellenbosch University Science Winter Week, which will take place from 17-21 June 2019, offers learners the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of BSc-related study programmes offered in the Faculty of Science and career options. The closing date for applications is 10 May 2019. Application forms are available, click here. For more information, contact Ms Ntsiki Langa at or 021 808 2681.
  • Friends of Design: Full-time study bursary for Graphics/Web/Game Design. Visit our website for more information:


Second Hand Clothing Sale

To raise funds for our water polo tour to Serbia, we will be hosting a second-hand clothing sale on Friday 3 May 2019.

In the meantime, we are calling on all families to help our efforts by donating any previously-loved clothes and shoes that are clean and in good condition. Drop-offs can be made in Ms Goble’s classroom (C3) in black bags. All donations and support will be greatly appreciated.

Please attend the sale and support us on Friday 3 May from 13:30 - 15:00.

This is no history lecture! This is a story. A human story told by climbing into the boots of five prominent, interwoven protagonists spanning two hundred turbulent years: Mzilikazi, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts and Mandela. More about the event here. Buy tickets here...
Piano Festival on 11 May. A full day of piano materclasses by Prof. Albie van Schalkwyk and others, as well as a festival concert (all welcome).

The Armed Man

On 23 & 24 July 2019 Rustenburg, Rondebosch Boys and SACS will be performing The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace in the City Hall. The group of musicians are working hard together rehearsing for this much anticipated performance.

12 Angry Jurors

Preparations are well underway for the 2019 combined theatrical production by Rustenburg Girls’ and Rondebosch Boys’, proudly sponsored by Standard Bank. The show runs in the Memorial Hall at Rondebosch early in Term 3. Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Jurors” has been described as an intense psychological thriller. In a confined space and on one of the hottest days of the year, the heated tempers of 12 jurors flare. What if your life was in their hands?


After 19 years at RGHS it is time to concentrate on parents!

Speaking a foreign language is a very valuable tool. Madame Williams is offering:

  • Conversational French (individual or group), for beginners and intermediate level speakers.
  • Tuition
    • French for beginners
    • Targeted French lessons for medical/engineering/business/legal professionals
    • Refresher courses

Contact Madame Williams on 0833603212 or

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