2020 Ubuntu Award Winner Lara Rule

This year’s Ubuntu Award winner is Grade 11 student, Lara Rule. Lara was presented with the award at this year’s Founders’ Day Assembly.  The Award (instituted by the Es of 1956) is presented each year to the girl who shows …

Debating Update 2 March

Our Rotary Round 2 debate was against Cannons Creek at UCT on the evening of Monday 02 March. Our Seniors: (Kristina Semmelink, Aviella-Loren Abrahams and Misbah Toefy) opposed the motion: This House Believes That All University Students Should Complete A …

Dialogue Day on Race and Racism

The topic of the Dialogue Day that took place on 24 February was “Race and racism in our schools and society.” The goals of Dialogue Day were to follow up on the assembly where the same topic was presented, have an …

Debating Update 20 February 2020

The Rotary League Debating season kicked off this week with our Juniors taking on Rhodes High School at UCT. Tamsyn Arendse, Lucy James and Samantha Wallace opposed the motion: This House Believes that homework is ineffective and should be scrapped. …

Founders’ Day 2020

On Friday 31 January, Rustenburg celebrated Founders’ Day with a tea, special assembly and lunch. Our guest speaker was Dr. Leila Amien (E2012) who shared her story with us – from her experience at Rustenburg to her active involvement in …

Hostel Beach Outing

The first term in hostel is always a busy one with the new Grade 8s settling in and making new friends. One of the traditional events is the Erinville beach outing. Excitement was in the air and music blasted through …

Head Prefect welcomes the school

LISTEN: Rustenburg Head Prefect for 2020, Hlonelwa Zimba, welcomed the school at the first assembly of the year. Full speech below: HEAD GIRL SPEECH 2020 ACADEMIC YEAR Good Morning Mr Gates, staff, fellow learners and to the Matric Class of …

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 …