There is a very strong emphasis on academic success at Rustenburg High School for Girls. In order to sustain this success, in 2012, management created four academic faculties: Languages, Science and Mathematics, Arts, and Business and Life Skills. The Faculty Heads work closely with the Heads of Subjects in their faculties; in turn, the Subject Heads supervise their learning areas and are responsible for meetings within their department, as well as moderation and standard setting. They also ensure that the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) are being adhered to.
Each grade is equipped with a Grade Head whose responsibility it is to oversee the general academic progress of those learners within the grade, corresponding directly with parents and, when necessary, facilitating interventions.
At the end of each term, the entire staff meets to discuss the learner’s academic progress in the preceding three months. This is an opportunity for educators to reflect on the girl’s overall development beyond just their particular Learning Area.
There is an annual Celebration of Excellence during which the various academic awards are announced and the successes of individuals given appropriate public acknowledgement.
Learners who struggle to self-discipline are met with a private, yet formal intervention; often conducted by the principal or deputy principal.
Where necessary, one of the school’s Life Orientation counsellors is asked for additional guidance.
It must be noted that all parents of learners, upon enrolling at Rustenburg, sign and accept the terms and conditions of the school’s Code of Conduct. Learners and their parents are expected to support the school in creating a safe and co-operative environment for all.
For more information on our Disciplinary and other policies, please click on the Policies link in the menu bar above.
A wide-ranging support system exists to help meet the personal needs of each learner at Rustenburg Girls’ High School. From peer counsellors to form teachers, the Grade Head to the Teacher-Counsellors, there is always someone willing to lend a listening ear and a helping hand. There is also a strong mentoring programme involving the Matrics and the Grade Eights. A certain number of Grade Twelves are responsible for looking after the Grade Eights; they meet fortnightly to discuss problems and answer questions.
Learners residing within the province – R46,000 per annum
Learners residing outside the province – R48,000 per annum
We also carry a range of good second hand uniforms and welcome donations of Rustenburg uniforms in good condition to sell. These can be sent to the front office, if any of the clothing donated is not suitable for sale, it is then sent to a school in the Eastern Cape which can use it.