RGHS Weekly Bulletin 14 June 2019

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I am sure that all staff and learners are looking forward to a well-earned break over this mid-year holiday. Over the past week we had an excellent Careers Expo, organised by Ms Norval and her Life Orientation Department, and the bonding experiences of the Riff Off and Inter-house sports. It is disappointing that so many learners decided not to be a part of this by not attending school and have missed the learning opportunities of going through their recent examination papers and the new work that has been covered these past two weeks.

Please allow me the chance to mention some of the events that happened over the past term that I have not yet had a chance to comment on.

On Friday 10 May our Muslim Students’ Association, under the leadership of Ms Rabeh, hosted their annual Iftaar. Five local schools were invited, as were members of staff. The programme consisted of two Islamic groups who performed nasheeds (religious prayers) before breaking fast. Vision Child and Youth Care Centre, an orphanage in Mountview, joined our girls for the event. This was a lovely evening with good company, good food and spiritual significance.

On 30 May, our Jazz Band took part in the annual Big Band Jazz Festival at the Baxter Theatre and, as always, did us proud. Congratulations to our girls and their teacher, Mr Buitendag.

On Friday 7 June, Rustenburg’s Jabulani girls invited local schools to join them at the annual Jabulani Culture Evening. Our girls organised an outstanding event and put on some well-polished and entertaining items. Well done to the Jabulani society and their teacher-in-charge, Ms Mase.

Since 13 May the school has been focussed on examinations, however, sport continued throughout the examination period and the Drama Department has been preparing for the annual production in collaboration with Rondebosch Boys’ High School. “12 Angry Jurors” will take place at Rondebosch Boys’ High School from 31 July to 03 August.

On Saturday, our Chamber Choir performed at the kykNET “Sing in Harmonie” competition and made it through to the finals. We congratulate them on this fine achievement.

On Tuesday ten water polo players departed for Serbia with Ms Goble and yesterday sixteen learners departed on the World Challenge trip to Delhi, India with Ms Viljoen and Ms Thompson. On 26 June, some of our music learners will travel to the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown. We wish them a safe trip and look forward to hearing about their travels on their return.

It has been a term of so many diverse activities and events and we look forward to next term and the adventures it brings. We especially look forward to the combined choral performance of Karl Jenkins’s “The Armed Man” on 23 and 24 July, for which I hope you have booked your ticket. It promises to be an event not to be missed. Please encourage your daughters to support their friends who are performing and to attend one of the evening shows.

Congratulations to Mr Edward Mudiwa and his wife Tabhita Zvokuombas, on the birth of their son, Darryl. Congratulations to Mr Tawande Muyambo and and his wife Precious Madyausiku, on the birth of their son, James. We wish Mr Bernard Bierman and his wife Jess all the best as they await the birth of their daughter over this coming holiday.

Michael Gates

Mr Gates helping out with some girls at the Mandela Day sandwich-making activity today. For more Mandela Day pictures, click here.


This is a Day 2 (Week 1) on the timetable. 

Grade 9 Parents: The Grade 9 Accounting Workbook will be on sale from the Bugs’ Boutique from the beginning of Term 3 and it will cost R275. The Grade 9s will use this workbook for the next six months, and will be examined on the book for the test in August and again for the final examinations in November.


Please note that individual subject teachers will be available next term, as indicated below, to meet with parents and their daughters regarding academic progress. 

KEMP HALL on TUESDAY 16 JULY from 17:30 to 20:00 

Please discuss your daughter’s academic results with her over the holidays and decide which teachers you would like to see. 

Booking sheets will be available at the start of next term, from Tuesday 9 July, so please remind your daughter to make the necessary appointments. Girls must accompany their parents to these meetings in full school uniform or tracksuit. 


Academic Colours Awards

Congratulations to the following learners who were awarded Academic Colours this term:


Arend, Hudaa

Beley, Madison

Chilwan, Saar-rah

Dennis, Zoe

Dugmore, Jenna

Gersowsky, Laya

Jacobs, Lindsay

Olarogun, Hannah

Moosa, Ayesha

Poulter, Erin

Tom, Zipho



Allkin, Emma

Barashenkov, Mia

Hoosen, Amani

Mohamed, Sabreen

Netta, Chloe



Dalmau, Karima

Dugmore, Aleya

Ntsokolo, Asemi

Smith, Nicole

Swartz, Chloe

Wares, Ruby

Wilson, Amber



Alexander, Cameron

Davis, Melissa

Du, Stephanie

Edwards, Alexa

Gericke, Lauren

Hill, Georgia

McLachlan, Jessica

Selous, Jordan

van Greunen, Rachel

Whittal, Erica



Cloete, Darian

Littlefield, Jodi

Parolis, Maria

Reinecke, Caitlin

Schaefer, Hannah

Wilson, Julia



Bank, Rebecca

Cassiem, Iman

Dhansay, Amina

Oosthuisen, Nicole

Patel, Ashikakumari

Pohplonker, Haneen

Rawoot, Razeena

Sancho, Gabriella

Taylor, Jaime



Congratulations to the following Grade 11s on their selection as Sub-Prefects. They will work alongside the Prefects in the third term.

Aman Abrahams

Keeto Jenkins

Khadeeja Allie-Ebrahim

Luyandza Khoza

Emma Allkin

Mia Lazarus

Hudaa Arend

Isabella Little

Maryam Badsha

Thaakirah Majiet

Megan Barnard

Olwethu Mthembu

Ameera Behardien

Faaria Mullah

Madison Beley

Sarah Murashiki

Qailah Bhamjee

Angelique Murray

Hayley Budge

Temwa Ng'ambi

Saar-rah Chilwan

Nada Nyakaza

Erin Coetzee

Kyla Oberholster

Alexandra De Meuter

Hannah Olarogun

Megan de Villiers

Kathia Oppelt

Emma de-Beger

Farheen Parker

Zoe Dennis

Megan Ray

Jenna Dugmore

Aaliyah Salie

Salma Essack

Ansela Sloman

Laya Gersowsky

Megan Sorour

Georgia Grant

Lara Stulting

Caitlin Gronow

Lekia Thaver

Jemma Hallett

Leigh Toet

Monique Hefer

Zipho Tom

Lauren Heiberg

Danielle van Breda

Nika Hofmeyr

Mikaela van Otterlo

Amani Hoosen

Gemma Watermeyer

Tyra Ingold

Iviwe Yeki


Hlonelwa Zimba

Music News

Music results Term 2

Congratulations to our musicians and their dedicated teachers on these excellent results. Click here for all the results.

Armed Man Update

Choirs and musicians from all three schools have been rehearsing with guest conductor Alexander Fokkens to prepare for the performances on 23-24 July in the City Hall. Tickets are selling fast so don't forget to get yours here...
For more Armed Man rehearsal video snippets, click here

Sports News and Results 14 June 2019

  • Inter-house events results
  • Hockey, Golf, Water Polo news and results
On Thursday 13 June the whole school participated in the Inter-house Cross Country races. Well done to all the girls who participated and helped to make the event the success it was. Read more about it in the sports report.

Term 2 Inter-house events

On Monday 10 June, Rustenburg started the final week of term 2 on a high note by hosting the exciting annual Riff-off and Inter-house hockey and netball events. Photo by Rebecca Mortley. Read more...

Jabulani Cultural Evening

On 7 June 2019, the Jabulani Society hosted a cultural evening showcasing some of the up-and-coming talent of South Africa as well as performances from other schools like Wynberg Boys' High School , Wynberg Girls' High School, South African College High School. Read further...

High School Tech Leaders Camp

CODESPACE together with UCT will be hosting a High School Tech Leaders Camp at UCT in the July school holidays. 

If you would like to learn how to code or program a robot or show off your musical talent by creating a tune with coding, this Tech Leaders camp is for you! 

Date: 1 to 6 July (register by 14 June)
Venue: Leslie Commerce Building, UCT
Cost: R2500 or you can apply for a scholarship. 
Rustenburg learners receive a 20% discount - Voucher code: RUSTYBOTS

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, you need to attend a one hour session at UCT either on 18 or 19 June. Go to or speak to Mrs Myers in the computer centre for more details. Download the flyer. What you will learn.

LO Matters

  • Flying into your Fabulous Future: For young adults ages 17 - 21 (5-8 July 2019) by Roots and Wings Coaching
    Stressed out? Where to from here? Fear of failure and disappointing others? This is an intensive executive coaching process that focusses on moving teens and young adults out of confusion and into an inspirational future. Click here for poster.
  • WWF-SA’s Job Shadow Programme for Grade 11 learners: The programme will run for two days (4-5 July) where the WWF will be providing learners with some background knowledge regarding green careers in the environmental sector and the work that WWF-SA does. Download the poster and contact details. Download the application form.


“12 Angry Jurors” will be staged in the Memorial Hall at Rondebosch Boys' High School from 31 July - 3 August 2019.


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