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04 November 2011 Volume Four Issue Two

Karin van der Laag (E89) with Miss Bekker at the recent Academic Awards Ceremony

“Who’s your Daddy” raises funds for charity ICDL Certificates Dux of the School


Success for History Learners


CHANGE OF DATE: Annual Carol Service


Music News: A letter from Malika Omar Thank-yous


Sports News


Art Flash: Final Matric Exhibition




Rustenburg: a school of excellence where girls are leading courageously, exploring their unique potential confidently and serving the world compassionately.

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“Who’s your Daddy?” Drama girls help to raise R10 000 for charity The cast of Rustenburg’s 2011 Drama production, “Who’s your Daddy?” (Georgia Carstens, Julia Holzberg, Hannah MacMillan, Catherine Paterson, Robyn Paterson, KaylaPaige Raper, Keshia Samandan, Amy Tanzer), helped to raise R10 000 for The Shine Centre by participating in the Bishops Drama Festival in September.

The money raised from tickets sold for the various theatrical productions was officially handed over to Ms Kerry White, Communications Manager of The Shine Centre, by Bishops pupil, Declan Manca. The Shine Centre is non-profit organisation, based in the Western Cape, that provides support in literacy and language enrichment to Second Language children in Grades 2 and 3.

ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence)


Congratulations to the following Matrics who have received ICDL Core Certificates by passing all seven ICDL modules with 75%+. Keshia Chapman Merlyn Doralingo Rose Jiang Samantha Langton Kim Mann Sapna Mesthrie Alexandra Moult Kelsey Nygaard Michaela Peters Alex Soule Jordan Tame

Dux of the School for 2011, Nicola Steinhaus, receiving some of her many prizes from Karin van der Laag

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Grade 12 History learners excel at this year’s “Holocaust and Human Rights Writing and Art Competition” Our Grade 12 History learners not only maintained the traditional high standard of entries for this year’s Holocaust and Human Rights Writing and Art Competition but its participants also won most of the awards for the Senior section of the competition. The winners were announced at a special ceremony to recognise all participants, which was held in conjunction with the premiere of the documentary “As seen through these eyes”, on the evening of Sunday 11 September at the Holocaust Centre. Rustenburg’s winners were as follows: Art Section First Prize: Catherine Paterson: “My Suitcase” (Original stop motion film) Second Prize: Cara Mazetti-Claassen: “Projections” (a model and three images) Writing Section First Prize: Chelsea Kelly: “Dear Bystanders” (Letter) Joint Second Prize: Sapna Mesthrie: Research essay on the Z.O.B. (Jewish Combat Organisation) responsible for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. and Hannah MacMillan: “Polluted Blood and Pure” (poem) Certificate of Merit: Highly Commended entry: Ameerah Allie: “In the lesions of my mother’s life” (short story).

In the South African component of the annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) Essay Competition for Secondary Schools, Nicola Cilliers (Grade Ten) was awarded second prize. She received her prize from Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, at a ceremony in Pretoria recently.

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Music Department News


Please note change of date of Carol Service from Wednesday 7 December to: TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2011 Kemp Hall @ 19:00

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Music Department News Letter from an past pupil Dear All I hope you are all well and basking in the festival cheer of upcoming Diwali and Eid. I am ecstatic to announce that a clip of the single I have composed in support of the children assisted by the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (a non-profit and non-political organisation), 'New Hope', has finally gone live here All lyrics; music; vocals and piano were performed by myself and the project was produced and recorded by Joshua F. Williams and Reiner Erlings. The recording was partly sponsored by Dubai -based fashion brand, Meher & Riddhima- a brand I'm honoured to be affiliated with as a brand ambassador. I look forward to seeing you all at the launch event of the single, after which 'New Hope' will go live online. 60 % of all download sales will go to the PCRF. Please do check in at and www.facebook/MalikaMusic for updates. Kindly view Meher & Riddhima's wonderful collections and philanthropic work here: I would also be honoured if you could familiarise yourself with the projects run by the PCRF here: See you at the launch! RGHS Old Girl, Malika Omar, Performing and Recording Artist Many thanks Warmest Regards Malika Omar Performing and Recording Artist

now living in Dubai, has sent us a clip of her new single `New Hope’ composed in support of the children assisted by the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (a non-profit and non-political organisation. 'New Hope', has finally gone live. You can view it at: All lyrics; music; vocals and piano were performed by Malika and the project was produced and recorded by Joshua F. Williams and Reiner Erlings. The recording was partly sponsored by Dubai-based fashion brand, Meher & Riddhima. You can view Malika’s website at


Thank you to the members of the Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Ms Gordon, Ms Dernier and Ms Sole for the concert and tea at Huis Luckhoff on Friday 21 October. It was so gratefully received. The residents enjoyed the music, the lovely cup of tea and the delicious eats. Thank you to all the girls for giving the residents a ray of sunshine and love.

Thank you to the Recorder Ensemble and to the members of Savuyisa Junior (Lauren Abbott, Chelsea Bam, Hayley-Anne Box, Aaliyah Davids, Mubeenah Gangraker, Rebecca Haines, Azraa Kannemeyer, Emily Norris and Corne Odendal) who performed in a short concert at Micklefield on Monday morning, 24 October. The performances were very enthusiastically received.

Thank you to Yohan Chun and the members of Savuyisa Junior for performing at the Charity Tea at RGJS on Saturday afternoon. Your performances were greatly appreciated.

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October Sports News SPORTS RESULTS

Water Polo matches

Swimming Galas Thursday 20 October at Herschel Rustenburg swimmers swam very well to place 2nd tied with Herschel at the individual gala. Rhenish placed 1st and Springfield 4th

Saturday 22 October vs Springfield 1st team won 6 – 5 U19B team won 8 - 2 U16A team lost 4 – 14

Thursday 27 October Co-ed relay gala at Rustenburg Rustenburg placed 4th with Rhenish winning the gala Tennis results Friday 21 October 1st team vs deKuilen lost 8 - 2 2nd team vs St. Cyprians 3rd team vs Fish Hoek won 2 – 4 Tuesday 25 October 4th team vs St. Cyprians won 5 – 1 Thursday 27 October 3rd team beat Jan van Riebeeck 6 – 0 Friday 28 October 1st team vs Herschel lost 3 - 4 2nd team vs Herschel lost 2 - 4 Touch Rugby Friday 20 October RGHS 1st team beat RGHS 2nd team 17 - 0 RGHS 2nd team beat Harold Cressy 2nd team 4 - 1 RGHS 3rd team lost to Harold Cressy 1st team 8 – 0 RGHS 3rd team lost to Pinelands 3 - 1 Friday 28 October League Semi finals RGHS 1st team beat Pinelands 1st team 6-1. RGHS 2nd team lost to Harold Cressy 1st team 1-0 League Final RGHS 1st team beat Harold Cressy 1st team 6-1

Thursday 27 October vs Herschel 1st team lost 6 – 9 Friday 28 October U16B team lost 0 – 10 U16a team lost 3 – 5 U19B team lost 2 – 11 SPORT DURING EXAMS ALL SOCIAL SPORT will end on Friday 4 November INDOOR HOCKEY will continue on Mondays and Thursdays @ Westerford until 17 November TENNIS MATCHES will continue, with the last matches being played on Friday 11 November WATER POLO practices will continue at Westerford on Monday and Wednesday evenings until end November. Other team practices to be arranged with coaches. SOCIAL SWIMMING will take place on Monday afternoons from 1- 2pm during exam time. LANDMARKS 6km FUN RUN/ WALK GOOD LUCK to those fit and healthy Rustybugs who are participating in this event on SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER

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h‌ s a l F Ar t 12 Final e Grad ibition Exh

Anna Sango

Gabi Slingers

Hannah MacMillan

Qiniso van Damme

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Calendar Friday 04

School sport ends

Sunday 06

Eid al Adha

Monday 07

Grade 8 to 11 final examinations commence

Friday 18

Tuckshop Helpers’ Breakfast

Tuesday 22

SGB Meeting (Media Centre) 17:30

Thursday 24

Friday 25 Sunday 27

Grade 8 Leadership Programme – A1 and A2 (08:00—15:00) Grade 8 Leadership Programme – A3, A4, and A5 (08:00—15:00) Hijra - New Year (evening) Grade 10 Leadership Programme – C1, C2 and C3, excluding all Choir members

Tuesday 29

(08:00—15:00) Nikon Photography Competition Exhibition—Charlie’s Hope

Wednesday 30

Grade 10 Leadership Programme – C4 and C5, and all Choir members (08:00—15:00) DECEMBER 2011

Thursday 01

Learners to check scripts Examinations end (last practicals and orals)

Friday 02

Grade 11 Leadership follow-up workshop Boarders weekend out

Saturday 03

Boarders weekend out

Sunday 04

Boarders weekend out

Monday 05

Carol Service practice Ignition Movie Evening Ashura (evening)

Tuesday 06

Carol Service practice Carol Service (Kemp Hall) 19:00 Retro Movie Day Chamber Choir practice

Wednesday 07

Chamber Choir + Berocca G leave for rehearsal at 10:30 Stationery collection and book sales Lunch time Choral Concert at St Paul’s Church 13:00 Rehearsal for GET and FET Celebrations of Excellence

Thursday 08

Interact Christmas Party Hostel Christmas Party/Braai 18:00 – 22:00

Friday 09

SCHOOL TERM ENDS FOR LEARNERS Celebrations of Excellence (GET 09:00 – 10:00 / FET 11:00 – 12:00)

RGHS Newsletter - 4th Nov 2011  
RGHS Newsletter - 4th Nov 2011  

RGHS Newsletter - 4th Nov 2011