School Facilities

 

Rustenburg aims to provide resources and facilities of the highest calibre to support the educational programme of the school.

Information Technology:

  • All classrooms have Smartboards or other interactive whiteboard devices. Assistance is provided to teachers in the preparation of lessons using interactive technologies.
  • The school Wi-Fi system has been expanded to facilitate the use of Chromebooks in the classrooms.
  • Classes from Grade 1 to Grade 7 have a weekly skills lessons in our computer lab. In the Foundation Phase basic computer skills are taught using the Microsoft packages and interactive Educational games. The Senior and Intermediate phase adopt the Google for Education Platform for emailing, collaborative work including project based learning. In addition to these skills our girls are exposed to a variety of programming languages as well as incorporating simple robotics into their learning.

Hall:

The hall is used for weekly assembly, musical productions and workshops, physical education lessons in the winter terms and private extra mural lessons.

Grotto Complex:

The school pool complex, where in summer, the girls are escorted up to the complex where they are taught swimming skills and to be confident in the water. The complex is also used for tennis, netball, hockey and PE lessons.

Courts & Mini Astro Turf:

When hockey is not being played at Rustenburg Girls’ High School or the UCT astro and fields , our mini astro at RGJS is used. The courts and mini astro at our school are used for tennis, netball, hockey and PE lessons.

Library:

A high emphasis is placed on the value of reading. Our well-equipped library is centrally located, and all classes from Grade R to Grade 6 have a weekly lesson in which they choose books to take home to read. Age-appropriate research skills are introduced and study methods are taught to specific grades.  Grade 7 library monitors are on duty at breaks and after school to help with the running of the library. They also undertake a variety of self-initiated media projects.

Science Laboratory:

Our well-equipped science laboratory offers the girls opportunities for hands-on practical work in all aspects of the Natural Sciences.

Art Room:

Lessons in our art room provide opportunities for creative work in a wide variety of areas, and artwork is displayed around the school.

Cookery Classroom:

Cookery skills are taught to the Grade 3 and Intermediate Phase classes in our very popular cookery classroom. The girls learn many essential skills that are required to prepare and present a variety of foods.

Aftercare and Homework:

Aftercare: This is available for girls from Grade R-7, providing a safe environment after school hours until 18:00. Grade R-3 girls are accommodated in various venues in the school;

  • Grade R – Conway House
  • Grade 1 – Sonwabile
  • Grade 2 & 3 – The Cottage
  • Grade 4 – 7 – The Den in the Grade 4-7 block

Homework supervision is provided by Rustenburg staff, so your daughter should be able to complete most if not all of her homework before she goes home. This depends on her extra-mural timetable however. Homework classes are during designated times  that suit the majority of girls. Girls who are unable to attend a homework slot are encouraged to complete their homework independently during aftercare.

Lunch Shop:

The lunch shop provides healthy snacks and meals on an optional basis. A form for pre-ordered lunch orders is sent out once a term, and other items are on sale at break. Parents volunteer to assist the convenor.

Security and Safety:

Access to the school is controlled. All visitors to the school during school hours, including parents, are required to report to reception. Parents who assist with school activities on a regular basis are provided with security tags.