RGHS Weekly Bulletin 24 January 2019

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Thank you to each one of our parents and learners who attended the Grades 8-12 Parents' Meetings over the past two weeks.  It is important that we work as a partnership in the teaching and learning processes.  I hope that these sessions once again demonstrated how much learning happens,  even beyond the classroom.   

I would like to acknowledge all the visible and behind-the-scenes work done by my two Deputy Principals, Ms Schnetler and Ms Blackshaw, as well as the rest of the Management Team, in ensuring a smooth start to 2019. Thank you. 

Over the past two weeks there might have been some frustration at the slow entry into the school at times.  Please note that this is because we prioritise your daughter’s safety.  For this reason, it is important that each vehicle either signs in or has its entry sticker clearly displayed.  We are also actively looking into ways to ease the traffic flow.  Please read the notice below which has some ideas that could help relieve this stress. 

This term saw the introduction of our first mobile-free days, to encourage everyone at school to take time away from their phones and to have conversations.  Hopefully this has sparked some interesting conversations at home.  In this new technological age, the immensely useful gadgets we have can so easily steal our time away from others. 

Please do make time for a visit to the arena at the V&A Eaterfront on Friday or Saturday.  Our girls have collaborated with other schools to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity, a very worthy cause.  There are some lovely raffle prizes and opportunities for you to participate in the Cyclathon and meet up with other Rustenburg families. 

SAVE THE DATE: This year we are celebrating the 125th anniversary of Rustenburg Girls’ High School with the motto: ‘Looking forward – Giving Back’.  We are organising a prestigious music concert on 14 March to celebrate.  All profits from this event will go towards the Mitchell’s Plain Music Academy to help uplift music education in the community.  Tickets will go on sale soon. If you have any musical instruments in good condition that you want to donate to the Mitchell’s Plain Music Academy, these will be collected on the evening as well.   

On 15 March past pupils will meet for a lunch after our 125th celebration assembly.  Current mothers and their daughters as also invited to attend this event. Profits will go towards the Rustenburg Girls’ School Bursary Fund.  Spaces are limited so please keep an eye open for when tickets go on sale. 

Michael Gates


Traffic on Campus – please help us manage the flow of traffic on and around campus, see attached letter.

From the Bursars' Office:
We appeal to parents when making EFT payments,  to please reference with your daughter’s name and the purpose of the payment e.g tuck/music/bugs/etc.

We are moving towards a cashless environment at school and will therefore not be accepting cash payments any longer. To sign up with Karri, which allows for easy and quick payments to the school, complete this short survey.  You will be added to the system and prompted to download Karri on your smart phone or computer.  Other payment options include Snapscan and EFT.  


The History Department calls on all Rustenburg Authors! 

The third focus of the Grade 12 History classes’ heritage research assignments for the 125th Anniversary Celebrations is underway. Ms Bleby’s desk (see photograph) will be a fitting backdrop for the planned exhibition of a collection of the written works by past learners and teachers.

Read the full request from the History department...

Celebrations of Excellence Ceremonies

The Celebrations of Excellence Awards Ceremonies for the GET phase (Grade 8 and 9) and the FET phase (Grade 10 and 11) took place on Friday 18 January. Congratulations to all the award winners.
Click here for photos of some of the Award winners. 

Sports News

  • Water Polo Results
  • Non-School Sports: Dancing and Rowing news
Read the Sports Report

The Grade 8s had a lot of fun at the Grade 8 Evening while their parents attended an information session in the Kemp Hall. Each class was given two cakes and they had to win games to earn cake decorations. Once they had completed the games and finished decorating, the cakes were judged by the prefects.

 Photo: Iman Cassiem

LO Matters

  • Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Applications are now open. The due date is 15 March 2019. See for further details and criteria for applicants.
  • Stellenbosch University Faculty of Engineering Open Day: Saturday, 23 February 2019 (08:30 – 16:00). See poster and route map for details. Contact: 

  • Crimson Education UK/US University Seminar: 19 & 20 February. See poster for details. 
  • Inscape Young Designers Award 2019. For more information on entering this competition, click here. Contact:

Earth Children fund animal sterilisation project

At the end of 2018, The Earth Children funded an animal sterilisation project in the small village of Vermaaklikheid, near Riversdal. 

Read more about this initiative with Dancers for Dogs...


All school events are on our Google Calendar which is available on our website here.
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Tuesday and Thursday cleaning job needed

My wonderful cleaning lady is needing work Tuesday and/or Thursday. I can highly recommend her as she is hard-working, loyal and honest.She travels on the train line between Simons Town to Cape Town, so she can work within walking or taxi distance from those train stations. Please Whatsapp me: Maryann Gillett 083 411 0520.

2 for Tuesday Sandwich Drive

If any parent or company is able to transport a box of sandwiches to Parkwood Primary School in Mowbray every Tuesday at 12pm, please contact the Head of Interact, Hannah Schaefer at or phone the School Office at (021) 686 4066.

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