RGHS Weekly Bulletin 12 September 2019

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Over the past week, the acts of gender-based violence that have taken place have shocked the nation and our community. The Rustenburg Girls’ community has been angered and saddened by the violent acts against women. This is not a new matter and it seems more crucial than ever that we, as a school, take a stand against these heinous crimes. We play an active role in ensuring that the message against gender-based violence is not just heard but used to help shape our future generations to become more caring, respectful, and intolerant of these crimes.

We live in a time where the polarisation of ideas and beliefs appears to be increasing rapidly. It has therefore been comforting to observe the humanity of our students during this difficult time for our country. Our students are independent and critical thinkers who stand up for what they believe in and it has been inspiring to witness their response to the current events. I am encouraged by the conversations the learners are having in school. I thank the staff for being willing to engage with the learners in some difficult discussions which I’m sure have poured over into conversations at home or in the car travelling to and from school. 

It is a crucial time for us to embrace our values of acceptance, respect, kindness and integrity. Acceptance in that we need to be patient with each other and our different views, being willing to discuss these. Respectful in the manner in which we deal with each other every day, we can never be sure of what has been happening in someone’s life and need to be open to have respectful conversations to understand each other.  Being kind to each other is sometimes overlooked as we insist on getting our own point of view across; kindness can be as simple as actively listening to someone’s story.  Embracing each of these values allows our integrity to shine through as integrity underpins so much more than the four values we have embraced for the year.

Michael Gates


Academic days

Please note that Monday 16 September is a Day 6. Tuesday to Friday are again Days 2 – 5. School will close for the holidays at 11:30.

Bugs' Boutique

The last day of trading before the holidays will be on Wednesday 18 September.

Grade 11 Parents

Please remember to order your daughter's matric uniform before the end of this term at Bugs' Boutique. NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. You can download the letter with the order form and all the details. 

Learners not returning in 2020

At the end of this term we will be sorting through our applications for Grades 9 to 11 and finalising our acceptances for next year. 
In order to assess whether we have any places to offer to these applicants, we kindly request that you inform us, in writing by the end of this term, if your daughter will not be returning to Rustenburg next year.
Please remember that you need to give the required term’s notice or you will be liable for a full term’s fees.

WCED Systemic tests for Grade 9

The WCED Systemic tests for Grade 9 will be held on Monday 7 October 2019. All the Grade 9s will write an English test and a Mathematics test with a break in between. The tests are administered and marked by an outside body. The school is given a report showing areas of instruction that need strengthening and support. This is very informative for the staff concerned. These tests are compulsory and all Grade 9 girls are expected to be present on 7 October to write them.


GET Celebration of Visual Arts winners

Rustenburg’s Art Department is very proud to announce that Karen Bosman (Grade 8), Manina Viljoen and Tayla Swan (Grade 9s) are winners in the annual Western Cape Education Department’s celebration of Visual Arts in the GET phase. Read more...

Sports News and Results 12 September 2019

Please diarise the following dates:

  • 18 September: End of Season Hockey & Netball afternoon - times are in the sports report here...
  • Wednesday 2 October: Indoor Hockey trials @ RGHS (15h30-17h00)
  • Thursday 3 October: U16 Water Polo trials @ Pinelands High School (17h30-19h30)
  • Friday 4 October: Touch Rugby trials @ RGHS (14h30-16h30)
Congratulations to the gold medal-winning U16B Netball Team:
From left to right: Ms Barrett-Theron (coach); Kathryn Hendricks; Alex Bonaconsa; Luleila Oosthuysen; Emma Starke; Erin Coull; Jesse Daniels; Lola Kirsten.
The Grade 11 History and German classes at the Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre for the annual workshop, tour and preparation for the White Rose project. They were accompanied by Ms Fourie, Ms Scharneck and Mr van Dyk.

Grade 10 History outing to Iziko Slave Lodge

On Tuesday 3 September, the Rustenburg Grade 10 History students embarked on an outing to the Iziko Slave Lodge. They spent almost a whole school day walking around the lodge where they saw fantastic exhibits, films and artwork. 

LO Matters

Golf Day 2019

Thanks to all the players and sponsors who made this day a success! We raised close to R30 000 for the school's financial aid scheme.


Wanneer:  Dinsdag, 17 September   Tyd: 3 nm. (direk na skool)
Plek:  Main Quad   Koste:   R15
Kaartjies: Te koop in vormklasse (7:50) 10-16 Sept.
Koop voor die tyd. GEEN verkope op die dag nie.
Gewoon, Halaal, Vegan


Job opportunities at Rustenburg

Rustenburg Girls’ High School is looking to fill the following positions:

  • Senior Mathematics Educator
  • Physical Science Educator
  • Music Department Administrator (part-time)
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