RGHS Weekly Bulletin 15 February 2018

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Dear Rustenburg Community

A week into our water saving initiatives and we can proudly report that we have saved an additional 8 000 litres in the past week.  This is due to continued efforts by all learners and staff, with a special thanks to the Earth Children for their encouragement and involvement in the project.

Valentine’s week has brought with it the excitement and fun of the Valentine’s Cake Competition and the arrival of many roses from local schools.  Thank you to our Prefect Body for arranging and organising both the selling of roses and the distribution of those received from other schools.  The Prefects had an adventure, going across to Rondebosch Boys for a Valentine’s breakfast on Wednesday morning.

On Monday we had Misha Teasdale from Greenpop in assembly encouraging the girls to be environmentally aware.  His organisation is holding environmental camps during the June Holidays to help repopulate the forests of Knysna with trees.  It sounds like an amazing experience for those girls who have an environmental conscience. While this event costs R4800 to attend, girls can go along for free if they are able to get 80 trees sponsored at a cost of R120 per tree.

Please keep your eyes open for the notification of the Governing Body Elections.  It would be really amazing if we were able to have a quorum of voters on the 19 March at 17:45. This is an important event in the life of the school and I appeal to each family to send at least one parent in to vote.  It is rather disheartening for those involved to have to re-convene a second voting evening. 

The past week has seen us host two very well attended open afternoons with the second filling the hall to overflowing.  Thank you to each and every girl and staff member who helped out with tours, serving tea and setting up for the event.  It is always a privilege to have visitors see our lovely grounds and most of all, to have them meet your daughters, who are excellent ambassadors for Rustenburg.

Tuesday was filled with photographs being taken of all the Summer activities and the Photographic Club deserves thanks for all the hard work they put in on that day, collating names.

It has been a busy two weeks for our Sports Department and I encourage you to click through and read the Sports News.  It is incredible to see all the opportunities the girls have for success in so many sporting codes.

Congratulations to Ms Geila Wills (Marketing/PR) for receiving the Lions Clubs International Presidential Medal in recognition of Distinguished Leadership, from International President Naresh Arrgawal, in Johannesburg on Sunday. This is one of only 100 awarded worldwide.

Michael Gates


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Grade 12 Afrikaans First Additional Language learners at Rustenburg once again achieved excellent results in the 2017 NSC examination. Our stellar Afrikaans Department was placed 6th in the province with an average of 80% and received certificates for: Best Public School; the highest number of students obtaining 80% and above and a 100% pass rate above 50%.  Well done, teachers and girls!
Back row: Ms Erica van As, Ms Norma Caesar and Ms Johandrie Oosthuizen
Front row: Mr Bernard Biermann, Ms Helene Swanson (Subject Head) and Ms Marieta Langenhoven

Sports News and Results 15 February 2018

  • We wish the U14A Water Polo Team all the best as they participate in the Dave Pitcairn Cup Tournament from Friday 16 – Sunday 18 February at Reddam House, Constantia.
  • Please visit our Instagram page to keep updated  @RGHSSport.

Photo above: A sign of the times! All girls are encouraged to bring their own water to all sports sessions, please.

Read the full Sports Report
This week, the Retro Society has been celebrating the arrival of their new members and embracing the new committee with a photoshoot for the blog! The committee comprises  the following: [left to right; top to bottom] Thameenah Daniels, Ruby Wilson, Olivia Steyn, Jodi Littlefield, Nosithelo Falala, Olachi Emereum (Deputy), Lauren Hawker-Jehring (Head) and Ashleigh Madell.

Valentine's Movie Evening

The Music Department is screening a Valentine's movie in the Main Quad on Friday 16 February to raise funds for the Choir Tour. The cost is R75 and it includes the movie and a bag of goodies. There will also be food on sale. See more details on the poster below.

LO Matters

Coming up this week...

Friday, 16 February
Choir tour Fundraiser: Valentine Outdoor Movie Evening (Main Quad)
Closing date: Gr 8 Scholarship applications (Academic, Music, Sport)
U14A Dave Pitcairn Water Polo tournament

Monday, 19 February
Music Parents’ Welcoming Meeting (Kemp Hall), 6-7pm
ROGU Committee meeting @ RGJS

Tuesday, 20 February
Gr 11 Geography field trip

Wednesday, 21 February
Indoor Hockey Matches vs Herschel @ Herschel
Gr 8 RCL voting

Thursday, 22 February
Assembly: Induction of 2018 RCL Gr 8 – 12.


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