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 …

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 …