Societies

Rustenburg High School for Girls endorses the idea of a well-rounded and balanced education, and strong extra-curricular involvement, whether cultural, service-oriented or sporting, form an important part of this balance. The wide range of Societies and Service organisations accommodate all the interests of Rustenburg girls. 2016 Societies and Service Committees

Afrikaans Society

The Afrikaans Society aims to create an awareness of Afrikaans culture. On Afrikaans Day there is a “pannekoek” competition and Afrikaans authors and actors are invited to address learners.  


Art and Design Society

This society serves the school’s artistic needs. Annually, it is responsible for the avant-garde Christmas tree at the school’s Carol Service. Eco-fashion garments are also designed, constructed and displayed at a fashion show.


Bug Magazine

This is an internal publication run by Rustenburg’s English department. Learners serve as journalists and draft articles about various aspects of high school life, which appeal to their peers.


Cheerleading

The Cheerleaders attend various whole school activities to develop and nurture school spirit and provide support and encouragement to our teams and groups when competing against other schools. In 2013, Rustenburg came second in the Garnier War Cry Competition, co-ordinated…


Cultural Society

This society aims to showcase the diverse practices and traditions of those in the school who are particularly proud of their heritage. This has included indigenous dance performances, food sales of foreign gastronomic delights, Salsa dancing lessons and the art…


Debating Society

Rustenburg offers excellent Debating coaching, which in turn affords learners an opportunity to improve their critical thinking skills, verbal eloquence and confidence. Girls compete in the Rotary League and can go on to represent the school at provincial, and even…


Earth Children

Earth Children are a group of dedicated girls who want to reduce their carbon foot print and spread the word about loving and respecting our precious planet. Earth Children coordinate Rustenburg’s recycling initiative, tend the veggie and herb garden and…


Habitat for Humanity

This is a global, non-profit NGO which aims at eliminating substandard housing. Besides taking part in an annual Habitat Build, the committee raises funds for the organisation and highlights the pressing need for adequate housing In South Africa. A cyclathon…


Helen Keller

A group of girls visits, on a weekly basis, the elderly, partially-sighted and blind residents of the Helen Keller Home In Pinelands. Often girls visit the same “grannies” for several years and build meaningful relationships with them.


Ignition

Christian Union girls meet each week to be “set alight” by their relationship with Jesus Christ. Guest speakers are invited and regular prayer meetings are also held. At the RCU Camp at Rocklands, Rustenburg girls join Rondebosch boys for a…


Interact

Interact is affiliated to the Kirstenbosch International Rotary Club and is the school’s official community service group. There are various sub-committees which are concerned with particular areas of service. These include, amongst others, Paws (animal welfare), Operation Smile (raising awareness…


Jabulani

Jabulani’s goal is to promote Xhosa and other African cultures in and around the school. Similar societies from neighbouring schools are invited to Rustenburg’s Jabulani Evening, which is a celebration of song and dance. All proceeds support the Baphumelele Children’s…


Music Society

The Music Society strives to bring music to all pupils of the school, not just those who study it as an examinable subject. Its goal is to encourage as many learners as possible to participate in its activities, including Music…


Muslim Students’ Association

The MSA is open to any learner in the school keen to find out more about this culture and belief. It focuses on the Islamic way of life and those issues which affect Muslims in the world. A Muslim Camp…


Retro

The Retro Committee organises events which bring learners’ attention to aspects of social history. Examples include the popular Retro Fashion Show and the Movie Musicals Evening. VISIT THE RETRO BLOG FOR UPDATES


Twelve Club

12 Club consists of twelve members who meet twelve times a year. At each meeting a member is required to offer a presentation, of approximately one and half hours, on a topic of their choice. The presenter is also in…