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Congratulations, Saarah Asmal, winner of the KFM GK Teen Competition

08 August 2013 Volume Three Issue Two Matric Dance Fashion Show Earth Children visit Oasis


Interact visits Huis Luckhoff AfrTwin: a visit from Stroud


SACEE Forum Discussion A FIRST for Rustenburg The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: a reminder


Busy Bugs


Music Dept: Grade 12 Music Recitals


African Sanctus: Reviews and Thank-yous


Sports News


Art Flash: More Grade Nine Collages


Calendar Cape Cares


Rustenburg: a school of excellence where girls are leading courageously, exploring their unique potential confidently

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MATRIC DANCE FASHION SHOW On the 21st of June the class of E’13 attended their Matric Dance Farewell. On the 18th of July the Matrics put on a fashion show where they modelled their dresses from the Dance. The rest of the school thoroughly enjoyed the fashion show that the Matrics put on for them and there was much excitement among the audience. The younger grades delighted in seeing their Matric friends in beautiful dresses. Much of the excitement on the day was also due to the fact that Jimmy Nevis, the heart-throb Capetonian singer, was the entertainment and he got the audience to their feet. It was a very exciting day for the entire school and it is E’14 ’s turn next! Kirsty Schlemmer E4

Earth Children visit Oasis On 27th July Rustenburg’s Earth Children Committee and society members visited Oasis in Elsies River. We developed and ran a craft workshop for 40 mentally challenged adults who work at Oasis’s recycling sorting project. The intention of this project was to demonstrate skills and inspire ideas as to how recycling can be used to create beautiful objects that could be used to develop a sense of personal worth as well as to generate income. Initially the girls were unsure of how to communicate effectively with the adults, as many of them have the mental capacity of a young child, but through this workshop they managed to overcome their fears. Many girls were able to connect with individuals by speaking about 7de Laan, improving their Afrikaans and just learning about their individual lives. This experience truly brought a sense of warmth to the heart. Their appreciation and enjoyment of those two hours of craft with the Rustenburg girls was overwhelming. The manager said that our workshop brought out an energy and a creative side to the adults that she had never seen before.

This was the last official project that the matrics were involved in. They have been contributing to the society over the years and we are tremendously sad to lose them. A special thank you must go to Sarah for organising the workshop, Julie and Nicole for creating the concept of the unique flowers and bracelets. We would like to thank Ms Chambers for encouraging us to get out of our comfort zones and to Megan’s Mum for helping with transport. Megan van Westenbrugge, Tasneem Wilkie and Navya George

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General news and information Interact visits Huis Luckhoff On Saturday 20 July 2013, the Interact committee hosted a tea for Huis Luckhoff. The morning was filled with delicious eats, from cupcakes to quiches, baked by the committee. We held a raffle for the elderly and were entertained bysome of our singers from the Interact Talent Show (Samantha Chamisa, Nikita Sofute, Aidan Dette and Sasha Marias). Through various fundraising events throughout the year we were able to donate a gift voucher worth R 2 500 towards a television they want to purchase for the home. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we are looking forward to visiting them again and hearing all their wonderful stories. Samantha Culligan D3

AFRITWIN: A VISIT FROM STROUD HIGH, GLOUCESTER, UK During the first week of the term, two teachers, one governor and eight pupils from Stroud High visited RGHS. It was a hectic week, buzzing with fun, entertainment and hard work. The girls shadowed their host sisters at RGHS, visited Mfuleni Secondary School and managed to find time to do a lot of sight-seeing as well. The Retro Society repeated their assembly presentation on Youth Day, they joined us in celebrating Madiba’s birthday and enjoyed the Matric fashion show. Their visit to Mfuleni showed them the other side of the coin and after a tour of the Habitat houses and meeting some of the grateful home owner’s, they handed over a cheque to Habitat for Humanity – enough to build a complete house and more. This money was raised by the girls in Stroud.

They were all impressed with Cape Town and having formed strong bonds with their host sisters, bid a tearful farewell at the airport a week later. RGHS would like to express our sincere thanks to the host parents who made our visitors feel so welcome and spent so much of their time transporting them.

Mrs M Burchell

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More general news and information SACEE FORUM DISCUSSION COMPETITION Congratulations to the Forum Discussion team: Nicola Cilliers (chairperson), Robyn Fester, Courtney Ravell, Siphokazi Mbatani and Tamsin Metelerkamp. They placed second in the first round of the SACEE forum competition that was held at Wynberg High School for Girls on 26 August and in the final on Monday 5 August, also at Wynberg Girls, they placed a very close second to Herschel.

A FIRST for Rustenburg sees Mr Altern running a very successful biscuit-baking class with his Grade A6 Technology class.

Debating Update RGHS Senior Debating team qualified to participate in the annual the Western Cape Provincial tournament that will be held at Bishops from Friday 09 to Sunday 11 August. The following debaters will be representing the RGHS first team: Katherine Harris (Captain), Tumelo Moloto, Jarita Kassen, Tamsin Metelerkamp and Monique Hollis.

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE FINAL REMINDER The set is ready and the excitement is growing by the minute as Rustenburg gets ready for “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie� next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (13, 14, 16 & 17 August). Tickets are R55 and are still available from the school office during the day.

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Busy Bugs




Eating ‌ in French

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Busy Bugs




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Music Department news

GRADE 12 MUSIC RECITALS All good wishes to our subject music Grade 12s who are performing their practical recitals on MONDAY 12 at CHARLIES HOPE starting at 19:00. Come and support our musicians as they perform their recital programmes in preparation for their final Music Examination on Tuesday 20 August


DOYEOU KU (flute) SHIFAH ABRAHAMS (saxophone)

AZRAA PARKER (saxophone)

KIRSTEN BARRATT (violin/piano)


All FET Music pupils are required to attend this concert


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AFRICAN SANCTUS 2013 Well done to all the members of the CHOIR, CONCERT BAND, SLEEP BAND and the ORCHESTRA who were involved in this magnificent production on 30 & 31 July at the City Hall. We’ve had so many rave reports from parents, friends, and visitors who attended the concerts with comments such as: One of the best concerts I’ve been to. I will remember it forever. Better than the Bishops Pops… Thank you for the extremely talented and hardworking Rustenburg girls; it was (yet again) an honour to work with them, and their brilliant teachers (from Mr de Jager – SACS Music Department) Can’t you repeat the performance next week! I just love that African Sanctus (Magdalene Minnaar – the soprano soloist, who posted this on her Facebook page) Thank you to:  The SACS Music Department who hosted the event, produced such a beautiful poster and programme and organized the sound for the performances, a daunting task co-ordinating the live performance and the recorded tapes.  RBHS whose Bands and Choir members participated in producing such an outstanding result, with Mr Scarr directing the superb Concert Band.  Mr Leon Starker, the inspirational guest conductor and Magdalene Minnaar, the superstar guest soloist  Mr West (for rehearsing the percussionists in the Sanctus Band and seeing to all the percussion arrangements)  Ms Gordon (rehearsing and assisting with all the arrangements concerning the Orchestra and Concert Band)  Ms Jamey (assisting Ms Sole with the General Choir, refreshments and the RGHS combined rehearsals, refreshments at the City Hall and organizing the ushers)

Mrs Jepson (assisting with the Concert Band rehearsals and other arrangements)  Mrs Raynham (Leader of the RimskyKorsakov orchestra)  Mrs Mallon and Ms Weidemann (for singing in the Choir)  Ms Sole (RGHS Choirs)  Mr Marais and the RGJS Chamber Choir  Mrs Hanger (who prepared the booking sheets for all the schools (the expert) and sold the tickets with Mrs Cowan’s assistance)  Mrs Hoffmann (t-shirts and, oh, so much more)  Mrs Weston (VIP invitations)  Our expert Bursars for dealing with the financial side  Our Ground staff supervised by the campus co-ordinator, Mr Nicholas, for preparing the RGHS venue for rehearsals and the transportation of the percussion instruments to and from the City Hall  To the HEADS & DEPUTIES of the CHOIRS, BANDS & ORCHESTRA for their outstanding support and commitment: Joycelyn Foster and Corne Odendal (Chamber Choir), Kirsten Jaftha and Jennifer Yuan (General Choir), Rania Davids and Kirsten Barratt (Orchestra) and Joo-Young Kim and Shifah Abrahams (Concert Band). Thank you and well done.  To Mrs Jeanne Pienaar of the Music Fundraising Committee for managing the Tuckshop at the RGHS rehearsals and to the generous parents who lifted the Boarders to and from rehearsals elsewhere and to the City Hall – thank you. CONGRATULATIONS to the Choirs, Bands and Orchestra: you are richer by yet another large-scale choral work and some of the major repertoire for Concert Band, not to mention the opportunity of singing Eric Whitacre’s most beautiful choral work. Sleep’. EMS 

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17 July @ WBHS U14 Eden Paarwater placed 5th and Jade Smith 30th U15 Ashleigh Simonis placed 2nd and Kristan Bellingham 8th U16 Tamsin Metelerkamp placed 12th U19 Kristi Lanser placed 6th

Thursday 25 July 1st team lost to Bellville 0 – 2

24 July @ WBHS U14 Eden Paarwater 6th and Jade Smith 28th U15 Ashleigh Simonis 2nd U16 Kathleen Holcroft 10th U17 Sarah Donde 9th and Alexa Hall 30th U19 Kristi Lanser 4th and Jaime Gray 16th

FOOTBALL RESULTS Saturday 27 July vs VICTORIA PARK HIGH SCHOOL RGHS 1st team lost 0 – 3 Monday 30 July vs Eben Donges RGHS 1st team lost 1 - 2 Tuesday 31 July vs Fairmont 1st team lost 0-7

Friday 26 July U16D team beat Westerford 6 - 0 Saturday 27 July vs St Cyprians U16A won 2 – 1 (Goal scorers were Gabi Morgan and Lauren Henshilwood) U14A won 4 – 1 U14B beat Central 3-0 U14D beat Oude Molen 7 – 2 Saturday 3 August 1st team drew 1-1 against Fairmont Saturday 3 August vs. Rhenish U19B lost 0-1 U19C won 7-0 U16A lost 1-5 U16B lost 0-1 U16C lost 1-2 U14A lost 1-2 U14B won 3-0 U14C won 6-1

SQUASH RESULTS Friday 26 July vs Herschel st 1 team won 14 – 3 2nd team lost 7 – 11 Friday 2 August vs Westerford st 1 team won 11-3 2nd team lost 0-14

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Sports News NETBALL RESULTS Monday 29 July vs. Wynberg 1st team lost 16-19 2nd team lost 17-21 U16A won 32-11 U16B won 24-7 U16C won 10-8 U14A drew 13-13 U14B lost 10-14 U14C won 17-8 Thursday 1 August vs Springfield 1st team lost 17-18 2nd team won 16-7 U16A 33-7 U16B 23-5 U14A 23-3 U14B 17-6 Saturday 3 August vs Rhenish 1st team lost 20-35 2nd team won 22-6 U16A won 29-8 U16B won 23-11 U16C 9-3 U15 lost 35-5 U14A 19-3 U14B 17-11 U14C lost 10-6

CAITLIN OCTOBER — SURFING Caitlin has been included in the Western Province Junior surfing team. She will represent Western Province in the South African Junior Championships which take place in Jeffreys Bay during the September holidays. LIANNE VERWEY — GYMNASTICS Lianne competed in the National trials for the International Rose Bowl Competition. She qualified for the South African team who will be competing in London in November. Lianne also competed for her WP colours in Tumbling, where she won gold and will now be competing in the National Tumbling competition in Pretoria in September. She has also been entered into trials for an international competition in Serbia which will take place in December/January.

Scenes from the recent cheer-leading trials

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ART FLASH The Grade Nines had to make a collage in which they combined a traditional and a modern interpretation of a particular theme in art. Some of

these themes included landscapes, portraits or still life painting.

Taryn Joubert

Azhar Salie

Amy McConnell

Iman Kathrada

Catherine Sonnenberg

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Calendar AUGUST 2013 Saturday 10

Brodie final dress rehearsal and photo call 10:00 (Kemp Hall) Boarders weekend out

Sunday 11

Brodie rehearsal 14:00 – 18:00 (Kemp Hall) Boarders weekend out

Monday 12

Gr 12 Preliminary Music Recitals (Charlie’s Hope) 19:00

Tuesday 13

“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” performance 19:00 (Kemp Hall)

Wednesday 14

“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” performance 19:00 (Kemp Hall) Gr 12 Preliminary Music examinations cont. (Charlie’s Hope)

Thursday 15 Friday 16

“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” performance 19:00 (Kemp Hall) Deadline for applications for Service Certificates and all Colours Awards

Saturday 17

“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” performance 19:00 (Kemp Hall)

Sunday 18 Monday 19

Art & Design Exhibition goes up (Thomson Hall)

Tuesday 20

Gr 12 Final/NSC Examination Music Recitals (Charlie’s Hope) Art & Design Exhibition goes up (Thomson Hall) Science Expo

Wednesday 21

Art & Design Exhibition goes up (Thomson Hall) Science Expo

Thursday 22

Assembly: Final voting for Prefects Science Expo Art & Design Exhibition and Awards (Thomson & Kemp Halls) 18:00

Friday 23

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RGHS Newsletter 8 August 2013  

RGHS Newsletter 8 August 2013

RGHS Newsletter 8 August 2013  

RGHS Newsletter 8 August 2013