Talk by 2nd Chance Trust

The Grade 10 and 11 Rustenburg students experienced a phenomenal talk by founder of 2nd Chance Trust and author Jarryd Smith on 15 October 2019. Jarryd was joined by some of his team members. During the talk, he gave insight …

Prize giving Speech by past pupil Aaliyah Vayez E15

Aaliyah Vayez matriculated from Rustenburg in 2015 with an exceptional academic record and a history of involvement in a variety of spheres. She attended UCT and completed her Bachelor of Social Sciences degree with Distinction and is currently completing her …

Interact Sleepout 2019

On Thursday 19 September, the Rustenburg Interact Society hosted a sleepout at school. The evening was to promote awareness for the homeless and houseless. The girls slept outside in the hallway of the main quad on pieces of cardboard with …

Erinville Fancy Dress 2019

Fancy Dress: the day circled in a big red pen on every hostel girl’s calendar. On 12 September 2019 the Grade 11s created a special day dedicated to the matrics of this year. This hostel tradition is old as time …

President’s Award 2019

Our school a offers a variety of opportunities to get involved in wider the community. One of these opportunities is the President’s Award which pushes those who take part out of their comfort zones and teaches new lessons.  The President’s …

Rustenburg takes a stand against gender-based violence

The issue of violence against women has been prominent worldwide for centuries but after the recent events close to home such as the deaths of Uyinene Mrwetyana, Jesse Hess, Leighandre Jagels, Janika Mallo, Lynette Volschenk, Meghan Cremer and many others, …

Matric Dance 2019

Once upon a time… Thursday 8 August was the day many matrics had been waiting for: our Matric Dance. The gloomy weather vanished for the girls’ entrance. Girls arrived at the school to screaming crowds, a red carpet and the …

Debating Update 31 July 2019

Both the Junior and Senior Rustenburg Debating teams performed well at the Western Cape Debating Championships held at UCT this past weekend (27-28 July). The Seniors, (Kristina Semmelink (captain), Kate Birch, Misbah Toefy, Shelby van der Watt and Jameelah Jardine), …

From the Directors of 12 Angry Jurors

It’s hot. This description applies to 12 Angry Jurors in many ways. Not only is the death penalty a controversial hot topic that elicits a range of emotive opinions, but the events of the plot unfurl on what is one of the …

67 minutes for Mandela Day

67 minutes. 67 minutes is 0.0127% of our year. It is not a lot of time, but it means so much to those we impact through it. On Friday 14 June every class chose a unique way to give back …

World Challenge India

During the June-July holidays fifteen of my fellow students and I, accompanied by Ms Thompson and Ms Viljoen, embarked on one of the most incredible journeys of our lives. The world challenge group of 2019 travelled to Northern India from …

Eastern Cape Outreach Program 2019

On 16 June, thirteen Rustenburg girls set out to help bring some change to rural parts of the Eastern Cape. Accompanied by students from Rondebosch Boys’, Springfield, Herschel, Parel Vallei and Rhenish, we worked tirelessly for eight days at Tyali …

Jabulani Evening 2019

On 7 June 2019, the Jabulani Society hosted a cultural evening showcasing some of the up-and-coming talent of South Africa. They included artists such as Kila G, Twizza and Purgatory. There was also participation from other schools including Wynberg Boys’ …

Term 2 Inter-house events

On Monday 10 June, Rustenburg started the final week of term 2 on a high note by hosting the exciting annual Riff-off and Inter-house hockey and netball events.  The different houses spent the morning practising their chosen song which would …

Religious Festivals this month

At Rustenburg, pupils, staff and families celebrate a wide variety of religious festivals and, as there have been many religious holidays recently, we wanted to learn more about them and to honour them as well. Hanuman Jayanti is a prestigious …

Congolese Refugee opens Retro’s series of talks

On 17 April, the Retro Society welcomed Gomez Bakwene, a 19-year-old refugee from The Democratic Republic of Congo, who works with the Adonis Musati Project. Gomez was born in 1999. He lived in a small shack and his family of …

Cultural Evening

The cultural evening on 9 April 2019 was a fantastic display of the many cultures within Rustenburg and our communities. The evening started with a fashion show from John, who is a fashion designer and UCT student. He designs everyday …

Dialogue Day on Implicit Bias

On Thursday 11 April 2019, staff and students at Rustenburg engaged in the second official Dialogue Day of the year titled Implicit Bias. The discussion started with Explicit vs Implicit attitudes, how they affect our behaviour towards others and what …

Civvies Day for Vrygrond Library

It’s autumn, and last Friday’s civvies day (5 April 2019) definitely showcased it. Many learners wore warm outfits to ward off the chilly weather. To wear civvies, each learner is required to pay R10. The proceeds go to Vrygrond Community …