Sports News and Results 25 April 2017

There will be no Social Sport or Cross Country on Wednesday 26 April. If, however, your daughter plays a team sport then her coach will make the decision.

  • Winter Sports fixtures are on the RGHS website.
    • An updated Winter Sports Programme has been posted on the website.
    • District Netball trials start next week: U14 on 2 May; U15 on 3 May; U16 on 4 May; U17 and U18 on 5 May. Trials are taking place at Bellville High School. Parents are requested to transport their daughter if she has signed up in the Sports Office for these trials.
    • Cross Country – The first race of the season takes place at Rondebosch Boys’ High School on Wednesday 3 May. More details to follow.
    • Hockey fixtures start on Friday 5 May. More details to follow.
    • Netball matches only start on Thursday 11 May.
    • Good luck to the National All Girls’ Schools’ Festival teams who depart for Pretoria on Thursday 27 April. RGHS is sending a Netball, Tennis, Golf and Debating team.
    • Please remember to share your daughter’s sporting achievements with us in the sports office via email. (All weekend results must be submitted by 12 noon on the following Tuesday in order to make the weekly newsletter that will be published on a Thursday in future).




The Central School of Ballet has offered Bianca Rijkmans (Gr 12) a place in their 3 year course, after which she will graduate with a “Foundation Degree in Professional Dance and Performance”.  The degree is awarded by the University of Kent.  Completion of the first two years of the programme leads to a Foundation Degree and entry to the third year BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Performance.

Congratulations on this wonderful news, Bianca.


Congratulations to Hannah Elvidge (Gr 9) who placed first in the Under 17 race in a time of 12m33s at the UIPM Biathle-Triathle National Tour held in Mossel Bay on 22 April 2017.

Hannah in 1st place with her winner’s medal, on the podium



The RGHS 1st Hockey Team played very well at the Western Cape School Girls’ Hockey Challenge SPAR tournament on Sunday. They drew 2 and won 3 of their 5 matches. RGHS won their pool. Our team will be travelling through to Hermanus in August to compete in the SPAR finals. Congratulations and good luck!



The Western Province Figure Skating Championships took place at The Ice Station at Grand West Casino and Entertainment Centre on 25 and 26 March 2017. 5 Rustenburg girls took part and brought home 6 gold and 3 silver medals!

Ylara Esau-Salie (Gr 8) received two silver medals for the Pre-Novice component programme and the Pre-Novice free programme.

Imaan Mohamed (Gr 9) received three gold medals. This was for her solo programme in the Non-National Silver Falcon – Girls section, Novice synchro (Team Silhouette) and Junior synchro (Team Rainbow).

Michaela Thomas (Gr 11) skated for Team Junior Blades in the Non-National Introductory Synchro section.  The team attained second place and Michaela received a silver medal.  Michaela is the team captain.

Michaela Hill (Gr 11) received two gold medals.  She took part in Junior synchro (Team Rainbow) and Senior synchro (Team Sun Things).

Bianca Hill (Gr 12) also skated in Junior synchro for Team Rainbow.  The team came first and she received a gold medal.

Ylara, Imaan, Michaela H and Bianca have all been selected to represent Western Province at the upcoming National Figure Skating Championships that will be held in Durban next month. They will be awarded/re-awarded their Western Province colours for this event.

Ice skating in both disciplines (solo and synchronised skating) is a very demanding sport.  These skaters train very hard to deliver a performance that is fast-paced, exciting to watch and technically competitive.  In synchronised skating the importance of teamwork is emphasised in the dedication and commitment to the team required to achieve success. Most of our skaters train 4 – 6 days a week and when it is competition time, the skaters are often expected to be at training at 5am.

We are extremely proud of the commitment of these 5 skaters and wish them all the best as they represent WP at the National Championships.



Daniella Solkow (Gr 10) swam very well at the Senior Nationals in Durban these past holidays.  She improved her time in all her races and made it to the Semi Finals of the 50m Freestyle event.

She was chosen to swim for the Western Cape B Relay Team in the 4x50m Freestyle Relay, and the girls came 3rd, winning the bronze medal.

Daniella’s times were as follows:

  • 50 Free 27.66     Place 18 (made Semi Finals – top 20)
  • 100 Free 1.00.48   Place 34
  • 200 Free 2.15.65   Place 67
  • 100 Breast 1.21.74  Place 53
  • 4 x 50 Relay – 3rd Place – Bronze – Daniella did a 26.93 – her best time ever.

Erin Hartzenberg’s (Gr 10) times at the same event were as follows:

  • 50 Free 18.83  Place 66
  • 100 Free  1.02.90  Place 84
  • 50 Back  32.76  Place 55
  • 100 Back  1.10.85  Place 66
  • 200 Back  2.37.28  Place 67

Hannah Elvidge’s (Gr 9) times at the same event were as follows:

  • 50 Breast  39.83  Place 54
  • 50 Back  32.59  Place 49
  • 100 Back  1.10.67  Place 62
  • 200 Back  2.31.61  Place 45
  • 200 Free  2.21.52  Place 99



Aaliyah Meredith (Gr 12) and Jordyn Campbell (Gr 9) competed in the WP U19 Youth Squash Open Tournament over the weekend. Aaliyah was placed fifteenth and Jordyn third overall. Well done to our two top squash players.

Jordyn is standing on the far right with her third place finisher’s medal and prize.