From the Headmistress…..
Rustenburg Girls’ Junior is a beautiful school situated in the heart of Rondebosch. Although we cherish and nurture the traditions of our long history, our girls are provided with an excellent 21st century academic, sporting and cultural programme. The school is a happy, vibrant and caring place and, as you walk through the grounds and historic buildings, you will notice that there is a strong sense of purpose. Learning is important! Everything learnt during the many activities offered by the school is vital. In the many threads of the colourful tapestry of learning, the knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom are joined by the life lessons learnt during sport, music, cultural and community service activities. Teamwork, dedication, hard work, respect, consideration and compassion for those less fortunate are some of the values we hold dear. Through the programme our girls are encouraged to develop thinking, problem solving and research skills. Each girl is extended to reach her unique, individual potential. She is given opportunities to develop her talent and explore and discover new experiences. There is definitely something for everyone at Rustenburg and the girls embrace the opportunities provided for them. They are enthusiastic, energetic, and excited by each new experience.
At Rustenburg we recognise that diversity and transformation are vitally important, yet challenging and complex, concepts. We strive to broaden our views in order to build a truly representative and all-encompassing school community - an environment which welcomes all, a place where pupils, parents and staff feel “at home” and where the differences that exist in South African society are celebrated and respected.
The members of staff at Rustenburg are dedicated and committed to excellence in everything that they do. The teachers care deeply about education and the hopes and dreams of every girl entrusted to them. They are very conscious of the need to help the girls mature into well balanced human beings and also the need to make learning a fun filled experience. Through Staff Development, our teachers are enthusiastic about finding and developing best practice in education. The administration and service staff are continually growing their skills. The combined efforts of the whole staff ensure that Rustenburg enjoys success in many areas.
It is such a privilege to be the head of Rustenburg and join the many special people who have contributed to creating a well renowned school of excellence, with durable traditions and a distinct spirit. My wish is that in the future the girls of Rustenburg will use the values, skills and knowledge that they have acquired here to make a valuable contribution as successful women and proud citizens of our beautiful country.