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 …

Earth Children Update

Movie night To raise awareness about consumerism, the Earth Children society hosted a movie evening and clothing swap on 28 February. The movie of the night, “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, shed light on the pervasive materialism that we face in …

Climate Change protest

On Friday 15 March 2019, which also happened to be the last day of the school term, students all across Cape Town took to the streets outside Parliament to protest the lack of climate change and global warming awareness within …

125 Founders’ Day Celebrations

Rustenburg celebrated our 125th year as a school with the Founders’ Day special assembly and lunch on Friday 15 March. We welcomed past pupils, young and old, to celebrate with us. Read the Founders’ Day Speech by author and journalist …

Earth Children raise consumerism awareness

To raise awareness of consumerism, the Earth Children Society hosted a movie evening and clothing swap on the 28th of February. The movie of the night, “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, shed light on the pervasive materialism that we face in …

MSA Fun Day

Jumping castles, face paint, soccer and bowling are just some of the exciting activities that were lined up for the visiting children at the MSA Fun Day. Fun Day is one of the most anticipated events of the Muslims Students’ …

Inter-House Play Festival 2019

This year’s Inter-House Play Fetival held on 27 February was a much-anticipated event. The theme was “Back in Time” with plays based on childhood memories from One Direction to the days of Hannah Montana and Suite Life of Zack and …

Interact Civvies Day 2019

The school corridors were filled with Disney magic on Friday 22 February. Students took on the Civvies Day theme with much creativity: there were Woodys from Toy Story, Minnie Mouses, Dalmatians, Pooh Bears, Kim Possibles, princesses and a plethora of …

Dialogue Day 2019

On Monday this week, Rustenburg Girls had our first Dialogue Day of 2019. Individual sessions were held in various classrooms and this time, whole classes from the same grade teamed up to discuss the theme of the day: Mental Health and …

Retro Photo shoot

The RETRO Society hosted their annual photo shoot on the school premises on Friday 8 February. Girls came along with their friends, got their makeup done and walked around the campus in search for locations to be photographed. The event …

Focus on self-love this Valentine’s Day

While we are being bombarded with pressures of being in a relationship and expressing romantic love on Valentine’s Day, it is important to take a step back and focus on the most important type of love – self-love. Self-love is …

Inter-House Gala 2019

The Inter-House Gala took place on Friday 1 February. Our five houses all dressed up according to their respective colours and themes and headed down to the pool early in the morning to cheer for the swimmers. All the swimmers …

Habitat for Humanity 25-hour Cyclathon

The Habitat for Humanity Cyclathon took place at the Waterfront on 25 and 26 January. It was organised by Rustenburg but was a collaborative effort between Rondebosch, SACS, Westerford, Springfield, Herschel and Bishops. The Habitat sub-committee and committee worked tirelessly …

Bleby bags all three

It was definitely BLEBY’s day. Not only did they win the Swimming Gala but they also won both the Senior and Junior Forum discussion competitions. Only six points separated the Houses in the most tightly-contested Senior tournament in years. Zahraa …

Earth Children fund animal sterilisation project

At the end of 2018, the Earth Children funded an animal sterilisation project in the small village of Vermaaklikheid, near Riversdal. Together with Dancers for Dogs (a dance initiative that supports the sterilisation of dogs), a total of 50 pets and strays were sterilised, de-fleaed, de-wormed and …