RGHS Weekly Bulletin 12 April 2018

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Rustenburg named TOP PUBLIC SCHOOL in South Africa
Rustenburg walked away with GOLD at the National Education Excellence Awards 2018 based on our matric results.
Congratulations to the Matrics of 2017, all staff and parents!
Dear Parents, Teachers and Learners 
I am very happy to announce the newly elected Governing Body of this great school, who will be serving your interests for the next three-year term.
Before I do, I would like to recognise those parents who gave up their time to come along to the election on both evenings to propose and vote parents into service. Thank you very much. For some reason, it is always difficult to get a quorum at schools for this very important process and we will need to find an innovative solution to this problem so as to honour people’s time AND achieve a quorum. 
I must also thank the parents, learners and teachers who have served the school over the last SGB term, and specifically, thank Dominique Malherbe and Leon Moser who are outgoing parents. Their dedication, time and service to the school is really appreciated. 
Then, to the parents who have made themselves available: Yagyah Adams, Russel Edwards, Sean McGuinness, Wendy Newton-Wheeler, Alistair Noyce and Steven Schaefer, the educator representatives Olivia Herrendoefer and Susan Schnetler, non-educator representative Nolundi Blayi; learners Zahra Mohamed and Bethany Rumble and co-opted members, Graeme Broster, Jacqueline Samson and Gillian Blackshaw, congratulations on your election.

Our job as the Governing Body is to promote the well-being and efficiency of the school environment, making sure that vision, policies and codes are in place so that the campus is effective in delivering quality education to our daughters.  This is essential if we are to enable them to realize the future that they desire and to play a meaningful part in the future of our society.
We will serve this school with integrity and dedication, always ensuring that we maintain and grow the excellence of the brand that has been built by those before us.
Alan Winde                             
SGB Chairman


Sports News and results 12 April

  • The winter sports calendar is on the website
  • SECONDHAND CLOTHING SALE – This SALE will be taking place in the KEMP HALL from 3-7pm on Friday 13 April. Please come and support us and pick up bargain clothing/ accessories/ shoes at give-away prices.
  • Holiday Sports News
Read the full sports report

Franchhoek Chamber Music Workshop

During the holidays, eight of our Rustenburg girls attended the 28th annual Chamber Music Workshop in scenic Franschhoek. Read more...

Well done to the following girls: Sarah Philander; Erica Whittal; Hannah Olarogun; Jessica McLachlan; Mia Salonen; Michaela van Otterlo, Mia Barashenkov and Kaitlin Downie.

Four of our Saxophone students, Caroline Schreiber, Tenille Cannon, Kate Birch, and Georgia New attended a Workshop held by New York Based Saxophonist Morris Goldberg at SACM, UCT on the 27th March. They had the opportunity to discuss and listen to his career stories, from growing up in Cape Town to playing with Jazz giants such as Hugh Masekela in New York where he ended up staying. The workshop ended with the masterclass playing one of his compositions and an opportunity to improvise, where he provided feedback on technique and creativity.

Debating Update

  • Round 3 of the Rotary League is taking place on Monday, 23 April. 
  • The following debaters will be representing RGHS at this year’s National Girls' Schools Festival in East London from Friday 27 to Monday 30 April 2018: Mikayla Shaw (captain); Katia da Silva Valente; Aviella Abrahams; Kristina Semmelink and Shelby van der Watt


LO Matters

Career Open Days:
  • 14 April Sustainability Institute
  • 21 April UCT
  • 4 May Elizabeth Galloway Fashion School
  • 5 May College of Audio Engineering
  • 12 May CPUT
  • 12 May UWC
  • Stellenbosch University Engineering Winter Week.
 At school (lunchtime in S5):
  • Monday, 16 April: Varsity College
  • Tuesday 17 April: University of Kent UK
  • Wednesday 9 May: Au Pairing
  • 15 May Global University Expo, Thomson Hall period 8 for grade 11 and rest of school 3 - 3:30 pm. Participants include: New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Cologne Business School, KPU Vancouver Canada and more.
Rustenburg hosted two Lerato’s Hope food drives in the first term of 2018. Both can be considered great successes where Rustenburg girls from all grades stood together outside Silwood Spar and asked for donations to this worthy cause.

Coming up

Friday, 13 April
Civvies Day: Vrygrond (Please pay R10)
Interact Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, 14 April
Netball matches vs Epworth U19A and B

Monday, 16 April 
Taalbond Bilingualism Exam/Tweetaligheids Eksamen
Gr 8 Parent-Teacher Interviews (Kemp Hall) 17:30

Wednesday, 18 April
Cultural Society: Cultural Dinner with Guest Speaker (Thomson Hall)

Thursday, 19 April
Sans Souci Facets Competition: Choir
UCT Maths Competition
Assembly: Earth Children (Celebration of Earth Day)
Assembly: President’s Award Talk to Gr 8 – 10.

Friday, 20 April
Hostel Cabaret (Kemp Hall)

Erinville Auction 

Erinville Hostel is holding a 1st-ever-for-us ONLINE AUCTION in order to raise funds to redecorate our Hostel dining room.  It’s a fun way to bid for certain items which will be posted up on the Facebook page.  All Rustenburg parents, families and friends are invited to join the following link : 

The Auction will open next week.  Join the group and be the first to see what’s on offer.  It will only run for a few days, so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled to ensure that you have not been outbid by someone else.  Rules, regs and how it all works will be on the site.  It’s new and exciting – please join in the fun. 


Famous Tuckshop Brownies

Do you need delicious homemade brownies for your next dinner party?  The tuckshop makes brownies every day and is available for sale. Please email to order.
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