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 …

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: A school where we all belong

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 …