Debating Update 20 February 2020

The Rotary League Debating season kicked off this week with our Juniors taking on Rhodes High School at UCT. Tamsyn Arendse, Lucy James and Samantha Wallace opposed the motion: This House Believes that homework is ineffective and should be scrapped. …

Interact Sleepout 2019

On Thursday 19 September, the Rustenburg Interact Society hosted a sleepout at school. The evening was to promote awareness for the homeless and houseless. The girls slept outside in the hallway of the main quad on pieces of cardboard with …

Debating Update 31 July 2019

Both the Junior and Senior Rustenburg Debating teams performed well at the Western Cape Debating Championships held at UCT this past weekend (27-28 July). The Seniors, (Kristina Semmelink (captain), Kate Birch, Misbah Toefy, Shelby van der Watt and Jameelah Jardine), …

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 …

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’ …

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 …

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 …

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’ …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …