Rustenburg Times Rustenburg High School for Girls, Camp Ground Road, Rondebosch 7700 Tel: (021) 686-4066 / (021) 686-3683 / (021) 685-4710 Fax: (021) 686-7114;
Rustenburg welcomes the class of 1940
05 November 2010 Volume Four Issue Two Inside this issue:
Front: Sylvia Wille, Charlotte Webber, Peggy Lawrence (Deputy Head Girl 1940) Diana Brooke Back: Stella Mills, Averil Keller, Laura Bekker, Phyllis Hewitt, Alice Roy, Mona Meiring
Habitat for Humanity
Rustenburg: a school of excellence where girls are leading courageously, exploring their unique potential confidently and serving the world compassionately.
During the past week, four teachers from our AfriTwin partner, Stroud High, in Gloucestershire, England, visited Rustenburg. They spent the week learning all about the many ways in which our school functions. They are very keen to develop linked projects and link like-minded school girls via e mail, so that perspectives may be broadened. One of the linked projects will be to help “sell bricks” for Habitat for Humanity. Mr Laufs has developed a Facebook page, where interesting, educational facts may be shared amongst all members. Rustenburg is also “twinned” with Mfuleni High School, and the four Stroud teachers spent two days with them, learning about the broad spectrum of education in South Africa. Much sight-seeing was done after hours as well, including a visit to Cape Point with the Grade Eights, and the English visitors were all most impressed with our beautiful school and city.
General News SADTA Hip Hop Championships
SGB By-Election Results 2010
On the weekend of 23 October 2010, a number of girls from Rustenburg competed in the SADTA Hip Hop Championships held at Grand West. Our learners did very well in several categories. Vuyi Mayosi, Gugu Mayosi, Tammy Eliot and Romy Sharp came first in the Formation dancing where Courtney Ravell, Brittany Kannemeyer, Shana-Lee Ziervogel, Tian Pena and Lisa Erasmus came 3rd. Courtney Ravell won her Duo section and came th 4 in her Solo and Tian Pena won the Small Group section. Brittany Kannemeyer was placed second in the Small Group.
At the by-election on Tuesday evening, the following three parent members were elected on to the school’s Governing Body. We would like to welcome and thank them for their willingness to serve the school. They are Mr Wayne Hartmann, Dr Abraham Muasya and Mr John Muir. They will replace Mr Noel de Villiers, Dr Willie Koen and Mr David Newby whose daughters are all in Grade 12 this year. The school is indebted to these fine men who have gone beyond the call of duty during their tenure.
Recycling Dear Recyclers Please note the following about the Rustenburg Recycling Depot – We need your help to keep it ordered.
PAPER In the 2nd shed there is a designated section for white paper. There are 2 orange igloos for newspapers.
PLASTICS We recycle 1’s, 2’s and 5’s All plastic recycling must be rinsed. There are two sheds. 1’s, 2’s and 5’s each have a separate section in the first shed. Please separate it in the sheds OR deliver it to Ms Botha’s lab on Fridays. ONLY the above numbers. NO polystyrene. CARDBOARD Please separate the hard cardboards and soft cardboards. Area are clearly labeled. GLASS Must be placed in the black igloo. In the
TINS shed there is a container on the left.
MAGAZINES Please stack in the crates provided. Thank you very much for being green-troopers! Earth children Head, Alexa von Geusau and Deputy, Christi Vosloo
General News Kemp Hall Quadrangle Over the past few months the School Governing Body (SGB), in conjunction with School Leadership and a committed construction crew, have been spear-heading yet another Campus Development project. The Kemp Hall Quadrangle was officially opened on Thursday the 7th of October. David Newby, the outgoing SGB Chairperson who dedicated many hours to the project, was present to thank all the people who made this enormous project possible. Mike Scurr, the Architect, Peter van Oudshoorn, the Building Contractor and Benjamin, the Site Foreman, all received a copy of “White Stoep on the Highway” as a token of gratitude for their determination and consistent hard work.
The Matrics of 2010 were also thanked for their generous funding of a water feature. It is safe to say that the water feature, situated in the quadrangle, will serve as a fond reminder of the Matrics of 2010 in years to come. The quadrangle is already being put to good use by many girls who are enjoying the newly renovated sports’ changing rooms. In addition Mrs Williams has moved into the new Sports’ Office and can now easily keep an eye on everything with her clear view of the sports’ fields. The Kemp Hall Quadrangle itself has been transformed with the addition of glass doors which open it up and let in plenty of natural light. Parents and girls alike enjoyed the extra space and beautiful scenery at the 2010 Matric Valedictory and will no doubt continue to do so in future years.
News from the Music Department RBHS and RGHS String Ensemble Concert 2010 The annual RBHS and RGHS String Ensemble Concert was held at Rondebosch on Wednesday 27 October. The concert opened with a festive performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in A minor. Sara Lambert and Anja Mühr were the accomplished soloists. This was followed by another tuneful concerto by Vivaldi where Anja Mühr was the soloist in the first Allegro movement. A number of solo works with piano accompaniment followed. These included a lively and polished Scherzo by Beethoven performed by Sara Lambert, Bach’s beautiful Air on a G String performed by Lynne Donson, and lighthearted pieces which included a Mosquito Dance (with effective pizzicato “bites”), a Mazurka duet, some Buskin and something For Latin Lovers. These were excellently performed by Nurain Mohamed, Stefni Handt, Amy Stöhrer, Isabella Cupido and Rania Davids. After an interval with many delicacies to eat provided by the musicians, the concert continued with a Largo by Handel (delete space) performed by Pearl Jung and Bach’s Suite No. 1, which was given an unaccompanied and moving rendition by Ingrid Pienaar. It was the turn of the Rondebosch boys to continue with some further solo and ensemble works.
The concert concluded with the full joint ensemble playing Bartok’s Rumanian Dances as well as Warlock’s Capriol Suite where the precision and verve of the playing proved to be a highlight of the evening.
Congratulations are due to all the musicians involved, to the pianist, Mrs Joubert, and especially to the music director and guiding spirit, Mrs. Raynham, who organized this most enjoyable evening, where the high standard of music education at the two schools was evident by the excellent musicianship shown throughout the concert.
Keyboard and Guitar Ensembles at Huis Lückhoff On Friday, 15 October, the RGHS Keyboard and Guitar Ensembles performed to the residents at Huis Lückhoff. They performed pieces as an ensemble, as well as their solo items. On arrival, the residents were already seated, waiting in anticipation for the performances. The Keyboard girls set up their instruments and began their programme with two ensemble pieces, Habanera and Mombasa. Liezl McKenzie and Sue Davids (the outgoing Head and Deputy of the Ensemble) then performed a duet, She Will Be Loved, followed by solos from each member of the ensemble. The Guitar Ensemble then performed their items, and plucked their way into the hearts of the
listeners with memorable melodies such as Scarborough Fair, which so inspired the attentive audience that they began to hum along. The afternoon was a huge success and was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by the residents. Miss M Jamey
News from the Music Department RGHS Chamber Choir Performs Rutter Requiem in St Georges Cathedral Congratulations to the members of the Chamber Choir who participated in a liturgical performance of John Rutter’s Requiem together with the RBHS Chamber Choir and the University Cathedral Singers under the direction of David Orr (Cathedral Director of Music), at St Georges Cathedral on Sunday evening 31 October. It was a memorable occasion for the Chamber Choir who holds Rutter’s Requiem very close to their hearts, having performed it in a combined choral event at the City Hall with RBHS and SACS in 2007, but our younger members needed to learn it from scratch. To our young stars, well done and thank you: Chloé-Joy Arendse, Fraiche-Roseé Baloubeta,
Emma Bergh, Shannah Brown, Rouzanna Coxson, Kim Cranfield, Isabella Cupido, Lauren Davis, Lynne Donson Joycelyn Foster, Aimée George, Saskea Jacobs (Leader – outgoing), Gladys Kisela, Hannah MacMillan (Leader), Adrienne Marais, Lesedi Milongo, Cheryl Muchapondwa, Anja Mühr, Terusha Navsaria, Lahja Newaka, Corné Odendal, Kelley Petersen, Kim Petersen, Gillian Pinder, Carolyn Ryder, Lauren Sanby, Roslyn Sanby, Imbileni Shatiwa, Amber Stodel, Grace Thomson, Simone van der Merwe, Courtney Wallace, Amy Walton (Deputy), and to a slightly older Ms I Weideman who is a member of the University Cathedral Singers. EMS
The Choirs and Orchestra performing with their usual aplomb at the recent Speech Day Ceremony
Members of the Jabulani Society bid farewell to the Matrics at the Valediction Ceremony
November Sports News and Results Tennis results 1st
Friday 15 October team vs Springfield won 14 – 4
Tuesday 19 October team vs Camps Bay won 4 – 2 5th team vs Westerford drew 3 – 3 4th
Friday 22 October 1st team vs Herschel won 15 – 3 2nd team vs Springfield lost 2 – 4 3rd team vs Herschel won 6 – 0
Tuesday 26 October 4th team vs Herschel won 6 – 0 cancelled by Norman Henshilwood 1st
Friday 29 October team beat Stellenberg 14 - 4
Cricket results Wednesday 20 October RGHS u15 vs Norman Henshilwood u19 NHHS scored 71 runs for 3 wickets RGHS scored 36 runs for 8 wickets Monday 1 November RGHS U19 Vs Pinelands HS Pinelands batted first and scored 107 runs in 20 overs
Waterpolo results Wednesday 27 October RGHS 1st team drew with Rhenish 4 – 4 Friday 29 October v Herschel U16B won 7-6 U16A lost 1 – 19 2nd team won st 1 team lost 2 - 10 Touch Rugby results Friday 22 October: RGHS 1st team beat Harold Cressy 8-0 RGHS 2nd team beat RGHS 3rd team 3-0 Friday 29 October: RGHS team beat Harold Cressy 7-0 RGHS 2nd team beat Pinelands 1st team 3-1 RGHS 3rd team drew 1-1 to Pinelands 2nd team 1st
Swimming gala results Thursday 21 October: Venue: Herschel Individual A type gala: RGHS A placed 4th behind Rhenish, Herschel and Springfield RGHS B team placed 7th. Congratulations to Caitlin Gardiner who won both the u19 50m butterfly and backstroke individual events Thursday 28 October: RGHS participated in a relay gala at Bishops. We placed 4th behind Rhenish, Herschel and Springfield
Alexandra Fuller Alex participated in a National u23 Squash tournament on 23/24 October in Gauteng. She played an outstanding tournament finishing 5th overall.
School sport officially ends on Friday 5 November However, some of our water polo teams will continue with earlier sessions at the school pool. Times to be discussed and advised upon.
News from the Art Department Final Exhibitions 2010 Rustenburg’s Art and Design departments ended their fourth term run of exhibitions (Grade 10, 11 and 12), with an excellent review of the Matric final exhibition in The Sunday Argus, 30 October 2010. We were complimented on the brave individualism of the Rustenburg art and design learners. This is very much in line with the school’s ethos ‘to lead fearlessly…’ Our girls succeeded in challenging themselves and the viewer through their conceptual and technical exploration and their constant development. These girls are a credit to the art and design department as well as to our school. The Art and Design teachers would like to thank the grade 10, 11 and 12’s learners for all their hard work and commitment during the exhibiting of their work over the past few weeks. Our thanks also to all you parents out there for patiently and tirelessly supporting your daughters. Ms J Chambers
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Forthcoming Events Dear Parents/Guardians
Blood Donor Clinic
There are still a number of Interact recipe books that need to be sold before the end of the year. The books have some lovely recipes in them so if you still wish to buy one, please send R50, 00 in an enclosed envelope labeled with your daughters name and form class to Mrs. Botha by the end of November. Thank you so much for your support. Interact Committee
1 December 2010 12:30—14:00 Thomson Hall All who are 17 are welcome Friday 05 Monday 08
Diwali School sport ends Grade 8 to 11 final examinations commence
Tuckshop Helpers’ Breakfast
Blood Donor Clinic Stationery collection and book sales Carol practice Learners to check scripts Carol practice Examinations end (including all oral and practical examinations) Boarders weekend out; Grade 11 Workshop (08:00—13:00) Boarders weekend out
Boarders weekend out
Islamic New Year Retro Movie Day Chamber Choir and Berocca G leave for rehearsal at St Paul’s 10:30 Lunch time Choral Concert at St Paul’s Church 13:00 Carol practice Carol Service (Kemp Hall) 19:00 Rehearsals for GET and FET Celebrations of Excellence Hostel Christmas Party SCHOOL TERM ENDS FOR LEARNERS AND EDUCATORS Celebrations of Excellence (GET 09:00 – 10:00 / FET 11:00 – 12:00) Reports issued to learners
Thursday 02 Friday 03
Wednesday 08 Thursday 09 Friday 10
A reminder to purchase Fruity Puddings from Mrs D Botha, for only R60 each (of that money R5 will be given to the Interact society of Rustenburg). The puddings are being sold on behalf of The Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch and the money will support projects which deal with literacy, water and sanitation, the environment, women and child abuse as well as HIV and AIDS. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Rustenburg Girlsâ€™ High School and Bishops welcome Westerford High School to the Habitat for Humanity fundraising team. Habitat for Humanity is a world-wide, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that is aimed at eliminating substandard housing in South Africa. The BRIC committee hopes to raise funds for this organisation as well as highlight the need for social awareness amongst young people. Habitat for Humanity does not give houses away but requires that the community participate in the process financially and physically. Rustenburg, Bishops and Westerford pupils are involved in helping build the houses. One house costs R 88 000 to build. This joint venture needs the support of the schools and businesses in the community as well as the City of Cape Town. The main fund-raiser is a 25-hour Cyclathon at the V&A Waterfront from the 4th to 5th February 2011. We have already held five successful Cyclathons, the last one in February 2010 raising a total of R62 000, 00. There will be seven stationary bicycles on the stage of the amphitheatre. Cyclists will come from Rustenburg, Bishops, Westerford and a variety of schools in the area, the public, various celebrities and representatives from the businesses that sponsor the event. We are running a campaign called 100s and 1000s of businesses where we are approaching 100 businesses for R1000, which will hopefully lead to R100 000. The businesses that sponsor us have the chance to assign a representative from their business to cycle for a 20 minute period or more and whilst doing so they may promote the business with flyers, samples, t-shirts etc. The name of your business will also be printed on our lists of sponsors that will be up at the event. Please note that Habitat for Humanity is an NGO (section 18A organization). All donations are therefore tax deductible. Thank you for your kind consideration of this proposal. We hope that we will be able to join in a partnership with you as we grow to become a powerful force in the movement of change in our community by reaching 100s & 1000s to raise 100s & 1000s, to help 100s & 1000s. Yours sincerely, Kirsten Bennett: Mary Clark: Nick Golding: Cell: 082 578 1850 Cell: 083 723 2028 Cell: 076 141 7690 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 021 794 5467 021 461 6723 021 794 5591 Banking Details: First National Bank, Mowbray Branch Account Name: Habitat for Humanity Account Number: 62010926379 Branch Code: 200309 Reference: B.R.I.C & personal reference
Reaching 100s of 1000s to make 100s and 1000s to help 100s and 1000s
RGHS Newsletter - 5th November 2010