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Interact RYLA Camp 2016

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Written by Justine Crook-Mansour (Grade 10) “Going off to Franschhoek for a leadership camp on the first weekend of the March holidays might not have appealed to most people, including me. But what I thought sounded like a lot of hard…


SUZAAN DIY: Get ready for the Inter-house gala

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Our very own SUZAAN gives us some ‘useful’ tips on getting ready for the Interhouse Gala happening tomorrow right here at Rustenburg.


German Exchange: Emily Malherbe (Grade 11)

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The exchange that I went on to Germany during the 2015/2016 summer holiday was part of the FSA Youth Exchange program. I chose to go to Germany because I take German as a matric subject. For the first two weeks…


Afrikaans Junior and Senior Olympiad

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We are very proud of two of our learners have achieved excellent marks in the Afrikaans Junior and Senior Olympiad this year and were placed first of all the schools in the Western Cape. Junior Olympiad: Alex van Niekerk (94%)…


Andrew Putter’s Putter School

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In the June/July holidays Siobhan Bottomley and I, along with other Grade 9 scholars from different schools, were fortunate enough to attend South African artist, Andrew Putter’s first ever Putter school workshop. It was an amazing experience and really got…


German exchange adventure

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Adrienne Clynick in Grade 10 recently went on the FSA Youth Exchange programme to Germany for a month.  She gave us some feedback on this experience: “So far it has been the best experience of my life.  I had a…


Why we must commemorate and celebrate Women’s Day

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Speech by Katherine Davidson On the 9 August 1956, approximately 20 000 women woke up and converged on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to reject the apartheid state’s attempts to control their lives in the form of a system of pass…


THOUGHTS on what to do for Women’s Day 2015

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Speech by Emily Roberts As young South African Women, the 9th of August is definitely a day to celebrate our femininity. It’s more than just giving a flower to your mom to tell her she’s “great”, it is a day on…


“I know this girl who’s one.. [by Murray Williams]

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From the Principal’s desk Dear Parents and Girls I shared the following article with the grade 9 girls and their parents at our recent Subject Choice Evening. It was given to me by the Head Girl of 1956, Charmien Plummer. I…


Founder’s Day Speech by Old Girl Rozanne McKenzie (E 1999)

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My name is Rozanne McKenzie and I am extremely thrilled to be here today. It’s a huge honour as an Old Girl to be able to come back and address everyone on Founders’ Day. I know what a prestigious day…


My experience of the Global Youth Peace Indaba

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by Nina Beckurts B2 Since I was 10 years old I have been actively involved in the Chaeli Campaign. This is an organisation that promotes disability awareness and inclusion. It is through this involvement that I was privileged to be…


Valedictory Ceremony 2014: Speech by Samantha Culligan

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Speech by Rustenburg Head girl of 2014, Samantha Culligan, delivered at the Valedictory Ceremony on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Speeches are usually my favourite English, or even Afrikaans assignment.  It is like having a conversation with more than one person,…


Matric Awards Ceremony and Valedictory 2014: Speech by Kathryn de Villiers (E 2009)

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Matric Celebration of Excellence Speech, delivered on 16 October 2014, by RGHS Headgirl of 2009, Kathryn de Villiers. Good morning to Ms Bekker, Mrs Schnetler, Ms Blackshaw, members of staff, parents and Rustybugs; but most importantly, the Matric class of…


White Rose Art & Writing Competition – “Numb”

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The Grade 12 History, French and German learners entered this year’s White Rose Art and Writing competition at the Holocaust Centre. Below an essay by Robynne le Roux, one of the Runners up in the Writing category.   Numb Walking into the…


White Rose Art and Writing competition – “…a wagon carted with corpses… ̶ April/May1945”

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The Grade 12 History, French and German learners entered this year’s White Rose Art and Writing competition at the Holocaust Centre. Below a poem by Yi-Tin Yuan, one of the Runners up in the Writing category.     “…a wagon carted with…


White Rose Art and Writing competition – “Breakfast”

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The Grade 12 History, French and German learners entered this year’s White Rose Art and Writing competition at the Holocaust Centre. Below a poem by Dominique McFall that won her the first prize in the Writing category.   Breakfast Wake up….


World Challenge 2014

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Thirteen RGHS challengers were accompanied by Ms Ryan, Ms Theron and an expedition leader on a 16-day adventure in Vietnam. Throughout the trip, lessons were learned, challenges were conquered and memories were made: these will be cherished forever. The adventure…


Why we must commemorate Women’s Day in South Africa

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This speech was delivered by Alyxé Rosenberg (Grade 12) at this year’s Women’s Day Assembly at RGHS on Monday 04 August 2014 Women’s Day, celebrated on the 9 August, is an important day to commemorate, not only to remember and…


UCT Intel Innovation Week 2014

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During the school holidays, UCT hosted a week-long course sponsored and lectured by international Intel experts together with Mr Samuel Ginsberg, professor of Electrical Engineering at UCT. Grade 12 student, Jaid Heesen, attended this course and did exceptionally well. Intel Innovation…


Interact Adventure into Citizenship Camp

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Emily O’Ryan (Grade 11) went on an Interact Adventure into Citizenship Camp this past holiday and this is what she had to say about her experience: Between the 29 June and 5 July I was fortunate enough to attend the…