RGHS Weekly Bulletin 17 September 2020

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From the Principal's Desk

Thank you to all our parents/guardians who attended our online parent engagement on Wednesday evening.  This was a constructive conversation and we look forward to the webinars that Ms Lovelyn Nwadeyi will offer our parents later this year. These webinars will explore Racial Literacy education for new and existing parents, “How to Talk to Children about Race…” and other aspects of our identity. We cannot meaningfully transform what our school feels like without you as parents onboard with us, so we are really looking forward to seeing more of you at these events. Minutes of Wednesday’s meeting will be distributed in due course.

Our Matric learners are busy with their preliminary examinations and I trust that all is going well. Please be supportive of them as they immerse themselves in these important preparatory processes.

Our swimming pool is scheduled for necessary repairs and maintenance as it is becoming a safety risk due to loose tiles as well as a lining that is deteriorating and in danger of leaking.  This is part of the maintenance cycle at school which helps us keep our facilities in good repair ensuring faithful stewardship of what is in our care. We hope to have this work completed by the first/second of November.

As we move into Level One of Lockdown, we should all still remain vigilant and ensure our social distancing, wearing of masks and proper hand hygiene.  Let's keep each other safe.

Michael Gates

Notices & Reminders

Grade 11 ID Documents

Grade 11 parents and learners: Please refer to the email sent to you on 16 September regarding submitting your ID document online for Matric Examination registration.

Cape Foto Orders

Parents can still order school photos from Cape Foto. Login to to view and/or purchase your daughter’s individual and group photos. Email them at for assistance.


Sports News

Due to lockdown caused by COVID-19, Winter sport took on a completely new look. We offered six weekly online Hockey sessions, a Cross Country and a Netball google classroom.

The Hockey sessions were presented by our 1st Team coach, Olu Ncukana. Olu ended the season with a few awards. Congratulations to the following players:

  • Nika Hofmeyr - Most Valuable Player
  • Nina von der Heyden - Most Improved Player
  • Sarah Irwin - Most Committed Player 
  • Winning Running Challenge Team:
    • Erin Coetzee (team leader)
    • Azrah Dick
    • Rachel Noyce
    • Nina von der Heyden

All Winter sport sessions come to an end at the end of September.

The Summer season and sport in Term 4 will continue to look very different. We are offering the Water Polo players and anyone who is interested in staying fit, 5 weeks of 3 online sessions per week. Players can choose to join one, two or all three sessions per week. These sessions will be presented by Grant Mackenzie, a well known and highly experienced coach, who now resides in Grahamstown. These sessions will start on Monday 5 October and will take place as follows via Zoom:

  • Mondays and Wednesday 16:00 - 16:40
  • Fridays 15:40 - 16:20

For more details please click on the link below:

Online Water Polo

You can still #TakeTheChallenge and support Rustenburg by logging your activity. Sign up here. Already signed up? Submit your results here.

The Bug

The latest issue of The Bug Magazine is available online.

Read it now.
Current Grade 10 & 11 students, who are studying Subject Music, are invited to apply for the Lisa Hellenberg Music Bursary. This excludes current holders of Music Scholarships or other school Bursaries. Click here for the flyer with more information.

From the Earth Children

'Everyday is Earth Day' by Swati Thiyagarajan

This video is by Swati Thiyagarajan, Environment Editor for NDTV and one of India’s top conservation and environment journalists.

Watch here.

Grade 12 Consumer Studies Final Matric Practical Moderation 

Well done to the Consumer Studies students who were chosen for moderation. They did exceptionally well and all products were of an excellent standard.

Grade 12 Picnic

On Friday 11 September, the 2020 Matric students were treated to a picnic on the hockey fields, organised by the Grade 11 Matric Dance Committee. They all came dressed up and received goodie bags and delicious treats. Photos by Dayna Powell and Yasmeen Kazi.

LO Matters

  • Elevate Education Exam Preparation Seminar for parents - Empowering Parents to Reinforce Study Skills at HomeRegister here:
  • Crimson Education Virtual Career Expo 26 September 10:00am - 12:00pm. At the event students will hear from industry experts, university admissions strategists, and successful student candidates, and find out about career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Medicine, Business, and more including real-life skills, entrepreneurship in practice, and making an impact; as well as preparing for admission to top universities in the US, UK and Europe.
  • Matric Coaching and Support: Please refer to a separate email sent to Matric students regarding support sessions with Leigh-Ann Carnell, Human Behavioural Specialist and Mental Wellness Coach.
  • Open Day - Design Academy of Fashion: 10 October 2020. Download flyer. Watch Fashion Portfolio Video to assist any students who would be interested or would like to apply.
  • CCEA Digital Learning Platform - Assistance for Teachers, Learners and Parents. Download the flyer.
  • English online tutoring available for Grade 6-12 learners. Click for flyer.
  • Red & Yellow Creative School of Business Online Webinar on BA in Visual Communication degree. RSVP here. Download the prospectus here.
  • Are you interested in a career in Actuarial Science? Download this flyer and find out more about bursaries and more information about the field from the South African Actuaries Development Programme.


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