RGHS Weekly Bulletin 13 August 2020

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Dear RGHS Families

I am sure, like me, everyone is getting ‘lockdown fatigue’.  It is, however, vital that we do not let our guard down at this point. We, as a school, have ensured that our protocols and safety measures are securely embedded in everyday practice.  We encourage those who might feel ill or have any flu-like symptoms to please stay at home to avoid cross infection of others.


It is very exciting to welcome our Grade 8 and 9 learners back next week and to eventually have the entire school back the following week.  Please keep supporting your daughters in their learning pursuits; it is not always easy keeping oneself focussed when the learning environment is so different from years of schooling experience. However, as a learner said to me last week: ‘but we know how to do it, technology is easier for us than for you’.  I’m sure we’ve all experienced our younger child knowing how to use the TV remote or phone better than us, so let’s have faith in their ‘chip upgrade’.

Ms Lovelyn Nwadeyi from L&N Advisors (a consulting practice whose purpose is to see social justice normalised in business and academic spaces) is working with members of the staff and Management Team over the next week and will offer an opportunity for parents to have conversation in September.   Please look out for the communications on this and prioritise joining the parent session, which will be online and therefore easy to join from home.

I wish all our RGHS families the best as you weather the COVID storm and start rebuilding as we slowly edge towards moving out of lockdown.

All COVID-19 related information as well as timetables and orientation programmes can be found in the Google Drive folder here.

Michael Gates


Women's Month Collection

The prefects are doing a drive collecting non-perishable foods and sanitary items during August. All of the donations will go to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children.  You can donate by dropping your items off when getting screened in the mornings. 

From the Music Department

Last week Prof. Mike Campbell, Farida Bacharova (both from UCT) and José Díaz (US) came in to engage in masterclasses with our Grade 12 music students. Their knowledge and passion was inspiring and it was an uplifting experience for everyone.

Sport Notices

  • A reminder that all online Hockey and Cross Country classroom activities and practical sessions will continue until the end of September. If you still wish to become a member please email Mrs Scott ( and she will add you to a classroom.
  • TAKE THE CHALLENGE:  Get active and help Rustenburg score points and become the leading active school in SA. A reminder that parents are now also able to sign up and earn points for the school. Read the parent letter here.

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