National All Girls’ Schools’ Festival 2017

The National All Girls’ Schools’ Festival annually brings together hundreds of girls from all walks of life to celebrate and compete alongside each other. The Festival that was first hosted by Rustenburg and Wynberg Girls in 1999, turned 18 this …

Earth Children Society visits Farmer Angus at Spier

On the 21st of April, members of the Earth Children Society went on an outing to Spier farm in Stellenbosch, where they met an extraordinary organic farmer named Angus McIntosh. After an informative briefing on the destructive, wasteful and cruel methods …

Debating Update: FACETS Competition at Sans Souci

On Tuesday 02 May the RGHS team (Katia da Silva Valente, Kristina Semmelink and Mikayla Shaw) won its First Round debate against Springfield. They provided a strong ECONOMIC argument to oppose the motion that: THIS HOUSE WOULD REMOVE VAT FROM …

Bundi Camp 2017

During the first week of the holidays, twenty-seven grade eights left behind the comfort of their beds at six o’clock in the morning to brave the drizzle before they set out on a noisy bus ride to the jaw-droppingly beautiful …

Debating Society Update No 2

Term 1 1. ROTARY LEAGUE DEBATES: The Juniors and Seniors have been training enthusiastically since late January under the expert coaching of Tamsin Metelerkamp (Juniors) and Jordan Pfotenhauer (Seniors). They participated in the first two rounds:   Round 1: (Monday …

Human Rights’ Day Assembly

As the girls entered the Kemp Hall to the beat of Ruthie Foster’s song version of Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”, they sensed that this was going to be a very special assembly. They were not disappointed. Once again, Ms T. …

Kirstenbosch Earth Hour Adventure

This year Earth Hour was celebrated on 25 March and to show our support, the Rustenburg Earth Children and Eco Leaders volunteered to help at the World Wildlife Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Earth Hour Adventure event, held at the beautiful …

Interhouse Play Festival 2017

The Interhouse Play Festival took place on Thursday 16 March.  The theme was “A Day/Night in the…” Each house was given a room in the house to complete the title. The scriptwriters, producers, directors and cast of all the houses …

Earth Children Hike up Table Mountain

On the morning of Saturday the 4th of March, 15 members of the Earth Children Society, joined by  a few parents as well as Ms Chambers and her family, set off bright and early to hike up Constantia Nek. Eco-Leaders Caitlin …

Debating Update February 2017

The Juniors and Seniors have been training enthusiastically since late January under the expert coaching of Tamsin Metelerkamp (Juniors) and Jordan Pfotenhauer (Seniors). In a friendly show-debate for the Juniors, we hosted Rondebosch Seniors in the Thomson Hall on Monday …

Inter-house Forum Discussion Results

The results of the Inter-house Forum discussion competition held on Friday 03 February are as follows: Juniors: First: Michiel Vos (137/200 points) Team: Kristina Semmelink, Lara Rule, Emily Burroughs, Hannah Elvidge and Megan Barnard   Second: Cambridge (136/200) Third: Innes …

Water Restrictions at Rustenburg

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the desperate water shortage that is facing our City, and with the move to level 3B water restrictions, we thought it prudent to share what Rustenburg is doing to reduce its water consumption. …

It’s all relative

2017 saw the welcome return to Rustenburg of Mrs Lindsay de Klerk (née Kalis), after a sojourn at The Settlers and Rondebosch Boys’. One of Mrs de Klerk’s neighbours in the English passage is Mrs Mallon, risky at best if …

Ubuntu Award 2017

The UBUNTU Award (instituted by the Es of 1956) is presented annually on Founders’ Day to the girl who shows awareness of and concern for the plight and needs of others and reacts compassionately and humanely to these needs. This year, …