RGHS Weekly Bulletin 30 August 2018

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Dear RGHS Parents and girls

This week has seen the start of the Matric Preliminary Examinations.  While this can be a stressful time for the Matrics, please encourage your daughters to pace themselves and to do their utmost to be calm in their examinations.  Evidence suggests that the human brain functions far better in a calm state and enhances the recall of information. 

I trust that you have had the opportunity to read the reports in the past few weeks with contributions from our recently established Photo & PR team.  My thanks go to each of the girls involved in this team for the articles and photographs they have supplied to keep us all informed. 

With the City of Cape Town considering a relaxation on the water restrictions I need to remind everyone that should level 6B restrictions be relaxed, we will return to normal school uniform at that point.  Please do ensure that your daughter looks through the uniform regulations and that she is smartly dressed in a uniform of which to be proud. 

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the Music fundraising auction. I’m sorry to say that those who were not there missed out on a splendid evening of music.  In addition to this you lost out on the chance of a lifetime... my parking space for the remainder of the year! Thank you in particular to Mrs Dee Penny for all the extra hours she put in to making the evening a success. 

I wish all our teams taking part in this weekend’s sporting events all the best and I trust you will all enjoy each match that is played.  Please do come along and support your daughter and her team, or even her friend’s team. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents in the grade, have a good cup of coffee from Café Primo, grab a bite to eat from the tuckshop or World Challenge stall and enjoy a great weekend of sport. Sports fixtures and times can be found in the sports report. 

Michael Gates

General Notices

  • Campus Traffic: A reminder that we are hosting the PGSGU Senior Cross Country competition tomorrow (Friday 31 August). Access to the back of the school will be restricted from 15:00. 
  • Photo orders: There are a number of new group photos available on (prices start at R50 for photo only). To order a photo, you need to register. If you have not yet registered, click on the 'Create an Account' link. You will need the unique code: RGHS2018. 


Sports News and Results 30 August 2018

  • Well done to all our Netball Teams who were all victorious against Springfield this past week!
  • As we come to the end of the Winter Sports season we wish to thank you, the parents, for your support of your daughters. Friday 31 August marks the last day for Hockey, Netball, Squash and Cross Country practices. (Only U14A, U16A and U19A Hockey Teams will continue with practices until Friday 7 September as their Inter-Schools Tournaments will be held at Wynberg Girls’ High School on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September).
  • Soccer, Walking club and Social Netball will continue until Thursday 20 September
  • Weekend fixtures at RGHS
  • The Water Polo Open Air Movie Night will now take place on Saturday 27 October (date change) 
On Saturday 25 August the Jazz Band, String Ensemble and Orchestra took part in the Tygerberg Eisteddfod at Settlers High School in Bellville. All the groups were outstanding and managed to obtain a Diploma (90%+). The String Ensemble and the Orchestra were also awarded a trophy for being category winners.
Showing off our trophies are Kim-Joy Damon (Deputy Head of Orchestra), Kaitlin Downie (Head of String Ensemble and Orchestra), and Bethany Rumble (Deputy Head of String Ensemble).

LO Matters

  • Guest Speaker on 6 September at second break: Author and gender activist, B. Camminga (See poster). This was kindly arranged by one of our school parents Mr. Mervyn Sloman, director of the Open Book Festival - All welcome.
  • The Positive Support Group (pupil run and overseen by Ms Norval) has been meeting every Tuesday this year to raise awareness about mental health issues.There is also a designated notice board about this next to the careers boards. All welcome.
  • Study Skills course in the school holidays. Click here for more information.
  • Pearson's Institute Open Days in September. Download poster here.
  • AAA School of advertising Open Day: Stand a chance to win a bursary.
On Thursday 16 August, the Grade 11 Visual Arts girls visited the Irma Stern Museum in Mowbray. As they are currently studying the work of Irma Stern, this proved to be an exciting and valuable event. Read more...

Rustenburg was part of the Herschel Girls' Enrichment Week, where we addressed the girls on Sustainability at our school.

Photo: Myles Siebrits (RGHS), Michele Cassuto (Herschel), Zahra Parker (RGHS Earth Children)


Click here to follow the Rustenburg Google Calendar for all upcoming events.
Rustenburg Golf Day (Thursday 13 September)
To book a 4-ball or donate prizes, contact Graeme Broster (
Parent volunteers:  Please let us know if you are willing to help out on the day for a couple of hours.


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