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Rhenish Girls' High School believes in a well-rounded and balanced education. Strong extra-curricular involvement, whether cultural, service-oriented or sporting, forms an important part of this balance. Achievement for Service activities is recognised at the annual Cultural and Service Awards evening held in the third term.

Interact

Teacher in Charge:  Ms Amy Davids
Chairperson:  Helen Barnard
Deputy Chair:  Priyanka Govender
Meeting:  We organise at least 3 activities every term.
Venue:  Ms Davids's classroom

The Interact Society at Rhenish falls under the youth division of the International Rotary association.  The slogan of the Rotary association "Service above Self" rings true for all Rhenishers and the Interact Society tries to encompass this motto in the heart of our school by being involved in community projects throughout the year. Our activities range from playing with children in disadvantaged areas to helping at cycle races in and around Stellenbosch.  We believe that service begins at home and we help out at school and sports events.  We strive to create "Fellowship through Service".

Cancer Society

Teacher in Charge:  Ms Ellen Fourie
Chairperson:  Solei Barbeitos
Meeting Time:  Dependent on current projects.  Watch boards and announcements
Venue:  Consumer Classroom

The Cancer Society aims to create awareness about this disease and the impact it has on the people who suffer from it as well as on their loved ones.  We also try to raise funds for the Mariette Loots Cancer Society Trust through creative fund raising initiatives throughout the year.  Mariette Loots was diagnosed with cancer, which she later succombed to, and when she was in remission, she approached schools to help raise funds for children with cancer.  The trust is manned by volunteers and the Cancer Society at Rhenish directs its activities at supporting this trust.

 

Animal Welfare

Teacher in Charge:  Mrs Minda Joubert
Chairperson:  Alison Delport
Deputy Chair:  Tamryn van Rooyen

Meeting Time:  As and when needed, this is determined by the projects in which we are involved.
Venue:  Mrs Joubert's Classroom A04

The Animal Welfare Society strives to encourage Rhenishers to become involved in Animal Welfare.  We organise outings to the Stellenbosch Animal Welfare and we organise fundraising events to raise money for this organisation that goes towards the costs of feeding the animals there.

 

Kayamandi Creche

Teacher in Charge:  Ms Linnaea Vlok
Chairperson:  
Meeting Time:  Week Afternoons - dependent on transport
Venue:  Sibongomusa Creche

Rhenishers began their involvement at the Sibogomusa Creche in Kayamandi in 2010.  Our aim is to help improve the facilities at the creche and to share love and happiness with the children who attend the creche.  The girls from the society visit the creche on a weekly basis and we run a number of fun projects throughout the year aimed at raising funds for projects identified by the creche or aimed at creating fun activities for the children.

RHECO

Teacher in Charge:  Mrs Cheneen Whelpton
Chairperson:  Brittany Kock
Vice Chair:  Khanyisa Nkuna

Meeting Time:  As determined by ongoing projects - usually Tuesday at 1st break
Venue:  B14

RHECO is the Eco and Recycling society at Rhenish.  Our responsibilities include the efficient recycling of paper-waste, Nespresso pods and eco bricks - 2l plastic bottles filled with plastic that are used for building projects.  We spread awareness about climate change and environmental degradation and water saving as well as trying to involve Rhenishers in projects that clean  our community like regular river clean ups.

Tech Team

Teacher in Charge:  Mrs Elmarie Mouton
Chairperson: Michaela Kruger
Deputy Chairperson:    Zena Barber 
Meeting Time:  Every day, whenever required
Venue:  Ebenezer Hall

We cater to all sound and lighting needs of the school from assemblies and sports events to cultural functions.  Some tech knowledge is a bonus but an interest in sound and sound engineering is invaluable.  The tech team is a vital part of the school and they serve many hours behind the scenes at awards evenings, Music Department performances, drama practicals and a host of other functions.  Commitment and Service go hand-in-hand in the tech team.

First Aid

Teacher in Charge:  Ms Karien Viljoen
Chairperson:  Estelle Hislop
Deputy Chair: Moya Smith

Meeting Time:  As directed by events
Venue:  Ms Viljoen's Classroom (B01)

First Aid is a service club the promotes Rhenish as a centre of Excellence.  The First Aiders are on hand at sports events - particularly in the winter season - to assist with scrapes, breaks and other medical crisises.  The girls are all accredited - they do courses (Level 1 - 3) during the April school holidays where they are exposed to the technical knowledge they will require and they get the 'hands on' experience that equips them for this service.

Library

Teacher in Charge:  Mrs Arzul
When: The librarians work on a duty roster system during both breaks.
Venue: The Library

The Rhenish library is often a hive of activity and, especially in winter, a warm place to work or read in relative quiet surrounded by books and like-minded people.  Learners can catch up on homework, do research (in books or on the computers), work on projects or simply sit and read.  

The librarians issue and taken in returned books during breaks and generally ensure that the library and the shelves are tidy and in order.  The accessioning and covering of books is done after school on a voluntary basis.  The library is a highly functioning organ of the Rhenish body.

President's Award

Liaison:  Dr Alison Bennie
 

The President’s Award is the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in South Africa. It is an exciting challenge to young people between the ages of 14 and 25 and encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service.

Participants gain valuable skills which will be with them through their lives and they must complete the requirements in each of the four sections: Service, Physical Recreation, Skill and Adventurous Journey. Each year Rhenish organises a hike (usually to the Matroosberge) so that Bronze and Silver participants are able to complete their Adventurous Journey section.

All learners are encouraged to take part in the President’s Award if they are able to, especially those who would like to study at University as TPA is recognised by tertiary institutions.

Since the last term of 2016 we have had 37 new TPA entrants, which takes the total to over 100 entrants who have enrolled in TPA at Rhenish. We have had twelve successfully completed Bronze levels, three Silver and two gold so far.  In 2017, Moya Smith, a Grade 12 learner, qualified for and was awarded her Gold Certificate.  This is an extremely difficult level to achieve and takes hours of hard work and dedication over many years.

God Loves You (GLU)

Teacher in Charge:  Mrs Christelle Pretorius
Chairperson:  Emily Kock
Deputy Chair: Cachel Joubert

Meeting Time:  Every Thursday at 2nd break
Venue:  Prefab 02

GLU stands for God Loves U and it provides an opportunity for learners to live out their faith here at Rhenish.

CHAOS

Camping Hiking and Outdoor Society

You have a brain in your head and feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself in whatever direction you choose.
The world is your oyster, today is your day
Your mountain is waiting
So get on your way.

Adapted from Dr Zeus

This Dr Zeus paraphrase epitomizes the essence of the CHAOS (Camping Hiking And Outdoor Society) club. We are an outdoor society that effectively creates a platform (albeit an open air platform) for Rhenishers to do as Dr Zeus, Miley Cyrus and so many others have suggested – “go climb a mountain”.

We strive to go on at least two hikes per term and have tackled Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Helderberg this year. The society is fairly new, which opens an exciting future for expansion. We would certainly like to increase the regularity of our hikes.  Obstacles to our expansion have been the weather – which is unpredictable and beyond our control – and the very busy calendar of most Rhenishers.  It often proves impossible to find a Saturday morning during the term where there is not some sporting or cultural activity to which a host of Rhenishers have not previously committed.

However, for a fresh-faced start up, CHAOS has been an incredible get-away and recreational opportunity for Rhenish. We hope to continue in the true style of CHAOS… thinking outside; no box required.

 

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