SCHOOL SONG

The words were written by Miss Winifred Andersen, a teacher at the school in its early years. They were first published as the Song of Rustenburg in the first edition of the school magazine in 1910. The music was composed by Dr Barrow-Dowling, Singing Master at Rustenburg from its inception, until his death in the mid-1920s.

 

On the slopes of Table Mountain,

‘Neath the shade of Devil’s Peak

In the old Cape Gov’nor’s garden

By the Liesbeeck’s winding creek;

In the fields of arum lilies

And the hedge of azure blue,

With the golden sunshine round us –

We learn twice one are two!

In the old Cape Gov’nor’s garden,

‘Neath the oaks of Van der Stel,

With its white stoep on the highway –

Let Rustenburg excel!

There’s many a good old comrade

Who has won for us glory and fame;

Who has headed the lists with honour –

And we mean to do the same,

So here’s to the powers among us,

And here’s to the classrooms cool –

Hoorah for the past and present!

Hoorah for our famous school!

In the old Cape Gov’nor’s garden,

‘Neath the oaks of Van der Stel,

With its white stoep on the highway –

Let Rustenburg excel!

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