Admissions Procedure

Applications for Grade 8 in 2021 have now closed – any applications submitted after the closing date of 17 March 2020 will be classified as Late Applications and will be considered after all other applications have been processed.

All applications for Grade 8 in 2021 that have been submitted (together with all the required documents) are currently being processed. Follow up communication will be sent out when we return to school after the lockdown period.

We are bound to adhere to the dates stipulated by the WCED (see below) and parents will be advised if anything changes in this regard.

UPDATE: The WCED has revised its dates for the 2021 school admissions process (14 May 2020) – https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/news/revised-dates-western-cape-2021-school-admissions-process

Application Instructions

Grade 9-11 Applications

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, this process must be done electronically.  We do not/cannot accept documents brought in by hand.

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: 
https://www.rghs.org.za/admissions/grade-9-11-application-for-admission-form/
CLOSING DATE:  12 August 2020

  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. HOSTEL: Should you wish to apply, then please tick the appropriate block and add the required details.
  6. If you are self-employed, please provide details of your business (company name, type of industry, etc.)
  7. 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” (or email info@rghs.org.za) and this will be emailed to you so that you can log in and continue.
  8. After submitting your application, you will receive a standard email acknowledging receipt and reminding you to bring in your supporting documentation.
B. Upload supporting documents with your online application or email to: admissions@rghs.org.za
NOTE: Certified documents must be signed and dated. Certified documents must be no more than 3 months old.
  1. Certified copy of UNABRIDGED birth certificate. – If you do not have an unabridged birth certificate, then a receipt from Home Affairs as proof of your application will suffice.
  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 previous/latest 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.
C. Upload supporting documents with your online application or email to: admissions@rghs.org.za
  1. ANNEXURE A (download here): Learner declaration and information – completed, signed and dated by your daughter/ward.
  2. ANNEXURE B (download here): Parent/Guardian declaration – completed, signed and dated by both parents.
  3. 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 17 March 2020. This document must be completed by your daughter’s/ward’s current school and then emailed to admissions@rghs.org.za.

Other Information

For any other information about the application process, please contact the Admissions Secretary: admissions@rghs.org.za.  Our office is open weekdays from 08:00 to 16:00.

Our Admission Policy can be downloaded here.