Welcome back from our Head Girl Talitha Wyne

Good morning school, Welcome back. I hope you have all had a restful holiday and time to recuperate and prepare for the new academic year. And if it hasn’t felt all that relaxing, welcome back anyway- we’ll be okay. I’ve …

Interact Christmas Party 2018

The annual Christmas Party for the children of Klipfontein Primary School, held on the Rustenburg meadows this year, is hosted by Interact and joined by SACS, Bishops, and Rondebosch Boys. The day is also aided by various school societies that …

Dialogue Day 2018

In April of this year, we stopped normal classes so that the pupils could participate in a ‘Dialogue Day’. The theme for the day was Exclusion and Belonging. The day was run by Roy Hellenberg and Dylan Wray authors of …

Farewell Flavia

Our Brazilian exchange student, Flavia Paiva, is leaving us after a year at Rustenburg. Flavia joined the Grade 11’s in January 2018 through the Rotary Youth Exchange programme. She stayed with a total of four different host families so she …

Imfolozi 2018

The annual Grade 11 Imfolozi trip took place during the past October holidays. We left for Durban very excited for the bush, spent a night at the base camp and left for the Imfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve the following morning. With our …

Interact School Sleepout 2018

On Tuesday 25 September, Interact hosted their annual School Sleepout to raise awareness of homelessness. 4 inspirational speakers from the Haven Night Shelter shared their testimonials. Care packages containing soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and sanitary pads that were collected by each …

Outward Bound 2018

During the holidays, a group of 18 Grade 10 learners attended the Outward Bound camp at Elgin. They were divided into two groups, and completed a number of activities on a semi-rotational basis. The activities included a 17.3 km hike, …

Erinville Fancy Dress

On Thursday 20 September, Erinville Hostel hosted their annual Fancy Dress dinner for the Matrics, organised by the hostel’s Grade 11s. All guests entered the newly bedecked Thomson Hall along the red carpet and discovered the secret theme for the …

Lerato’s Hope Open Day Celebration

I had the privilege of attending the Lerato’s Hope Open Day Celebration for their volunteers on 26 August 2018. I left Pinelands Baptist church, where the event was held, feeling very inspired as well as proud that Rustenburg is involved with this …

Rustenburg Live 20 August 2018

On the 20th of August 2018, Mr Gates hosted the last “Live at Rustenburg” for the year. He interviewed Lara Rule (Grade 9), Cassandra Scheepers (Grade 11), Jenna Martin (Grade 9) and Mrs Barrett-Theron. Lara Rule has been attending Dutch school since she was 4 years …

Rotary River Clean-up

On Sunday 5 August, the Earth Children joined several schools in the surrounding area in a river clean-up hosted by Bishops Interact and sponsored by Rotary. The morning was spent cleaning up the Liesbeek River and its banks. After the …

Matric Dance Fashion Show

The matrics had waited anxiously for their dance for so long. They had planned, prepped, and anticipated the night to make sure it would be one to remember. Now that it’s over, they got to treat the school to a …

Muslim Student Association Dinner

The Muslim Student Association Dinner took place on the 20th of June. Read more about the experience of a non-Muslim student who attended the celebration: “On the 20th of June, I attended the annual MSA dinner held in the Kemp …

Zero Waste Product Workshop

Last Saturday, the Earth Children took part in a Zero Waste Product Workshop, where they learned how to make environmentally friendly beauty products.  They made toothpaste, moisturiser, deodorant and lip balm with ingredients such as bicarbonate of soda, coconut oil, …

Mandela Day 2018

Mandela Day, July 18th, is an annual international day honouring Nelson Mandela. By donating 67 minutes of our time – one for every year of Mandela’s public service – people can do good in the world and impact humanity positively. …

Jabulani Cultural Evening

The Jabulani Cultural Evening took place on Friday the 11th of May. The theme for this year was “YOU MATTER” and the night began with all the “Jabs” girls walking down the isle in the dark holding candles and singing …

Retro Movie Night

On Friday the 4th of May, the RETRO Society hosted a movie night in collaboration with Springfield Girls’ Convent, Wynberg Girls and Wynberg Boys. The movie that was screened was 10 Things I Hate About You and tickets were R20 …

National All Girls’ Festival 2018

Another enjoyable and successful National All Girls’ Festival took place this past long weekend (27-30 April) in East London at Clarendon Girls’ High School where Rustenburg competed and collaborated with other girls schools from across South Africa. Results and feedback from …

2018 Cultural Society Dinner

Many hours of preparation and hard work came together on the 18th of April at the Cultural Society’s annual dinner. Around 80 students, staff, family and friends from different cultures joined to celebrate our own unique heritage. The theme of …

Debating Update 26 April 2018

Results of debates against Fish Hoek High School on 23 April at UCT: The Juniors (Zara Nijzink -Laurie; Jameelah Jardine and Zara Solomon) opposed the motion: This House would make testing for HIV Aids compulsory in government schools. Our juniors …