Admissions Procedure

Applications for Grade 8 in 2022 close on Thursday 1 April 2021

LATE APPLICATIONS:  Applications received after the closing date will be considered “Late”.  Late applications will only be processed and considered after all other timeously completed applications.  Please note that over 800 applications are received on time – there are only 180 places available in our Grade 8 classes (6 classes of 30 learners each).

WHAT MUST I DO? WHERE MUST I DO THIS? WHEN MUST I DO THIS?
A. Complete the Rustenburg Girls’ High School application process On our website:  www.rghs.org.za/admissions/application-for-admission-form-2/ OPENS 26 February 2021
CLOSES 1 April 2021

  1. Peruse the School Admission Policy document on our website.
  2. Complete the online registration form in full. Please use a laptop/desktop computer to complete the form and, preferably, the Chrome browser.
  3. We must have two contacts per application: Please add both biological parents (if applicable) OR one parent/guardian and one “significant other” (e.g. grandparent, aunt/uncle, sponsor).
    • To add your second contact click on “Add Another Contact”. Please provide the name and relationship of this alternative contact (grandparent, aunt, sponsor, etc.).
    • Please provide the full details of that contact (email, cellphone, place of employment, residential address, etc.) as well as a certified copy of their Identity Document.
  4. Please ensure that you have an electronic head-and-shoulders photo (JPG format) of your daughter/ward in her school uniform available to upload as part of the application.
  5. Should you wish to upload your supporting documents, you may do so here.
    1. Certified copy of UNABRIDGED birth certificate – must detail the full name and surname of both parents.
      – If you do not have an unabridged birth certificate, then a receipt from Home Affairs as proof of your application along with your abridged birth certificate will do until the unabridged can be provided.
    2. If you are NOT a South African citizen, provide a certified copy of your daughter’s/ward’s study permit.
    3. Certified copy of both biological parents Identity Documents.
      • If a parent is deceased, please provide a copy of the death certificate.
      • If a parent is divorced, please provide a copy of the divorce decree.
      • If never married, please provide a copy of the Identity Document/Passport and contact details of the other parent OR an affidavit confirming that the name and/or contact details of the other parent are unknown and unavailable, should this be a true reflection of reality.
    4. Certified copy of your daughter’s/ward’s Grade 6 end-of-year report.
    5. Certified copy of proof of your residential address – specifically a copy of your municipal rates account.
      • Municipal rates account must be addressed to you. Your NAME must be on the document.
      • Municipal rates account must be addressed to you at your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. PO Box details are not sufficient.
      • Should you not have a municipal rates account with your name and residential address, we will accept one of the following:
        a. Documents from SARS or your bank with your full name and residential address.
        b. An affidavit from the South African Police stating your full name, identity number and your residential address.
    6. ANNEXURE A (download here): Learner declaration and information – completed, signed and dated by your daughter/ward.
    7. ANNEXURE B (download here): Parent/Guardian declaration – completed, signed and dated by both parents.
    8. ANNEXURE C (download here): Confidential Referral Form. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that Annexure C is completed and returned to us by 26 March 2021. This document must be completed by your daughter’s/ward’s current school and then emailed to admissions@rghs.org.za or faxed to 021 686 7114.
  6. HOSTEL: Should you wish to apply, then please tick the appropriate block and add the required details.
  7. If you are self-employed, please provide details of your business (company name, type of industry, etc.)
  8. If you are a past parent, you will be prompted for a username/password when you enter your email address. If relevant, click on “Forgot Password” and this will be emailed to you so that you can log in and continue.
  9. After submitting your application, you will receive a standard email acknowledging receipt and reminding you to bring in your supporting documentation.
MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP (download here): Application for Music Scholarship may be accessed here (closing date is 19 March 2021 with auditions on 26 March 2021).
SCHOOL FEES (Grade 8 2021) – R53,923p.a HOSTEL FEES 2021 (residing in the Western Cape): R61,705p.a

B. Supporting documents no longer need to be hand-delivered to school AT THIS STAGE: Upload supporting documents along with your online application or email supporting documents to admissions@rghs.org.za School will notify selected parents/ guardian when hard-copies are required

  1. Please note that you no longer have to provide hard copies of supporting documents to the school at this stage. The uploaded electronic copies will suffice at this stage of the application process.
  2. All supporting documents to be uploaded with your online application (as noted above) or emailed to: admissions@rghs.org.za
  3. We will make contact with selected parents/guardians to request hard-copies of supporting documents at a later stage in the admissions process.
C. Complete the Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) application process On the WCED website: admissions.westerncape.gov.za OPENS 26 February 2021
CLOSES 1 April 2021

  1. Full details of the application process are provided on the WCED website.
Parents are informed of the outcome per email/SMS.On the WCED’s website: admissions.westerncape.gov.za
Information will be sent via email to email address(es) listed on the application.
24 – 28 May 2021
Parents confirm acceptance.
If parents do not confirm acceptance by 25 June 2021, schools may offer places to learners on the waiting list or other learners who still need placement.
On the WCED’s website: admissions.westerncape.gov.za
Should you wish to accept a place at our school you will need to complete and return the Acceptance Form (admissions@rghs.org.za)
24 May – 25 June 2021
Schools fill available places
Parents are informed of further places, Parents must accept and confirm these places within three (3) days. On the WCED’s website: admissions.westerncape.gov.za
Should you wish to accept a place at our school you will need to complete and return the Acceptance Form (admissions@rghs.org.za)
September 2021
WCED resolves and places unplaced learners in consultation with schools.Terms 3 and 4

Grade 9-11 Applications

Applications for Grades 9 – 12 in 2022 opens on Tuesday 13 July 2021 and closes on Thursday 23 September 2021.

For further information regarding admissions, please contact the Admissions Secretary via email at admissions@rghs.org.za.

Our office is open weekdays from 08:00 to 16:00.