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Leadership

Rhenish Girls' High produces strong young women who are able to express their views confidently while nurturing tolerance and understanding of diversity. Leadership at Rhenish is understood to encompass above all else a strong sense of Service. Rhenish creates opportunities for her learners to develop leadership skills through a wide range of leadership roles within the school.

Learner Council

Learner Council

Role

  • To assist in promoting Rhenish’s core values of Excellence, Compassion, Accountability, Integrity and Diversity.
  • To promote enthusiasm and spirit within the school in all areas.
  • To maintain a high standard of behaviour and conduct and to wear the LC badge with pride by being a role model to the learners.

Tasks

  • To liaise and work co-operatively with the Rhenish staff and the other leaders within the school.
  • To care for the welfare of all learners by representing their interests in each grade and to liaise concerns, ideas and suggestions to the Learner Council and the liaison teachers.
  • To promote good relations and communications within the school.
  • To promote school spirit, to encourage all round involvement in the school and in community projects.
  • To initiate and drive projects aimed at enriching the lives of all Rhenishers (Valentine’s Day celebrations, Christmas boxes for the ground staff, welcoming guests at official school functions, Grade 8 orientation, ROGU functions).
  • To obey the school rules in their entirety and without question.
  • To take an active part in school affairs and lead others by example.
  • To take an active part in school functions, helping and organising whenever the learner is asked.
  • To represent the school at any public function when asked.
  • To help new learners in their first year, especially during their introduction to the school.
  • To assist visitors to school at all times by being polite, friendly and courteous.
  • To be helpful, courteous and friendly to all staff.

Qualities Required

  • School loyalty, discretion and integrity.
  • Leadership, responsibility and accountability.
  • Initiative, the ability to delegate and to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to see tasks through to completion.
  • Communication skills: the ability to relate to learners, staff, parents and to speak in public.
  • A concern for the welfare of others.
  • A demonstrated interest and involvement in school life.
  • Humility and the ability to put the school above self.
  • Good school attendance is required.

Election Process

  • Any learner is eligible for nomination to the Learner Council.
  • A learner can be excluded from nomination at the discretion of the Principal if:
    • She has been in detention more than once during the year in which she is nominated.
    • She has not contributed to the school extra-murally in some capacity during the year in which she is nominated.
    • She does not achieve a 55% aggregate or above throughout her Senior Phase. In addition, in Grade 11 there may be no subject failures and / or  two or more subjects below 40%.
    • A learner is proposed, on a Nomination Form, by one of her peers and she has to accept the nomination.
    • Names of nominees are placed on a ballot form (Grade 8 – Grade 10) and voted for by their peers.
    • Grade 11 nominees have to complete the “Personal Profile” form which is made available for all to view prior to voting.
    • Grade 11 LC members are voted for by Grade 11 learners as well as the staff.
    • Learner Council members must sign a code of conduct that stipulates that their behaviour must be beyond reproach during their term of office as members of the Learner Council.

The Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl are voted for by the Learner Council, Principal, Deputy Principals, the teacher liaisons in charge of the Learner Council and the serving Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl.

Learner Council 2016/2017

A list of the Learner Council members and their portfolios

Victoria Beeka

Head Girl

The ultimate objective of the Learner Council for 2016/2017 is to effectively implement our motto - "Strive to Keep Our Purpose Alive" - in such a way that it provides learners with opportunities to seek, discover and embrace their purpose. 

Jessica Feldtman

Deputy Head Girl

Kirstin Allies

Secretary

Nancy Rademeyer

Treasurer
Internal - Grade 12

Dinisha Coopoosamy

Sport

Zethu Mavovana

Sport

Estelle Hislop

Cultural

Alessia Lederer

Cultural

Moya Smith

Academic

Kelly Viljoen

Academic

Adrianne Hobbs

Discipline

Kate Sinclair

Buildings, Grounds and Safety

Emma Brand

Buildings, Grounds and Safety

Michaela de Wet

Internal - Grade 8

Andrea Cornelissen

Internal - Grade 9

Madison Pakulski-Kirsten

Internal - Grade 9

Ana Sampson

Internal - Grade 10

Khanyisa Nkuna

Internal - Grade 10

Alexa de Villiers

Internal - Grade 11
Social Media

Oratiloe Mokoena

Internal - Grade 11

Chelsea Chapman

Community Service

Ammelie Diemont

Community Service

Emma Reid

Social Media

Thembi Potelwa

External

Monique Bartsch

External

Raegan Jacobs

Internal - Grade 12

Tyra Nenguke

Liason

Learner Council News

LC Skills Day

The Learner Council hosted a very successful community outreach project on Friday 19 May.

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LC Breakfast

The Incoming Learner Council hosts breakfast for their Outgoing leaders

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Learner Council Camp

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Hostel Learner Council

Hostel Learner Council

Election Procedure

 

  • The Hostel Learner Council are elected by all boarders.
  • The Hostel Learner Council elects the Head and Deputy Head of Hostel.
  • The Hostel Prefects may serve on the Learner Council, as Grade 12 Mentors and on the Matric Committee
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    Roles and Responsibilities

    The Hostel LC must strive to maintain a homely atmosphere while leading the other hostel dwellers by example. The Hostel LC undertakes to uphold the Hostel Code of Conduct, creating an atmosphere of mutual respect where consideration and compassion for others is exhibited.

    The Hostel Code of Conduct has been drawn up with the purpose of maintaining a balance between the freedom and the equality of every boarder of the hostel and should be implemented in this spirit. Hostel rules are implemented firstly by example then by persuasion and, as a last resort, by the agreed method of enforcement.

    Duties

    1. To assist in upholding Hostel Code of Conduct.
    2. Attend all meals and take role call at Breakfast.
    3. Ensure that announcements are made and latecomers are recorded.
    4. Supervise evening study and assist Duty Teachers in front office.
    5. Supervise tea time.
    6. Assist Duty Teacher when needed.
    7. Weekend duty when required.

    It is essential that if a Hostel LC member is unable to perform her duties, she arranges an LC substitute (she may not ask other seniors in the hostel to perform her duties).

     

    Hostel Learner Council 2017

    Head Boarder: Noni Nobatana (Internal and Grade 8)
    Deputy Head Boarder: Carly du Plessis (External and Grade 10)

    Hostel Learner Council and their portfolios

    Tamia Abrahams - Discipline and Grade 8
    Harley Dalton -  Maintenance and Grade 12
    Robin Jordaan -  Finance, Internal and Grade 9
    Tyra Nenguke - Finance and Grade 11
    Thembakazi Potelwa - Culinary and Grade 11
    Nancy Rademeyer - Maintenance and Grade 12
    Camirin Smith - Discipline and Grade 9
    Oriole Viljoen - External and Grade 10

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    Matric Committee

    Matric Committee

    Teachers in Charge

    Mrs Glenys Kruger and Mrs Sue Hodges

    Structure

    The Matric Committee consists of 10 Grade 12 learners.  The learners apply for the position in August of their Grade 11 year and are elected by the Grade 11s.

    Role

    • To assist in promoting Rhenish’s core values of Excellence, Compassion, Accountability, Integrity and Diversity.
    • To promote enthusiasm and spirit within the matric group in all areas.
    • To maintain a high standard of behaviour and conduct and to wear the Matric Committee badge with pride by being a role model.
    • To represent the matrics in their grade 12 year.
    • To liaise with school management and matric committee liaisons regarding matric privileges.

    Tasks

    • To liaise and work co-operatively with the Rhenish staff, other leaders within the school and the matric group.
    • To organize and liaise with cheerleaders regarding 4M stand arrangements.
    • To co-ordinate matric jersey design, manufacturing and all payments.
    • To promote school spirit amongst the Matrics.

    Qualities Required

    • School loyalty, discretion and integrity.
    • Leadership, responsibility and accountability.
    • Initiative, the ability to delegate and to work as part of a team.
    • The ability to see tasks through to completion.
    • A concern for the welfare of others.
    • A demonstrated interest and involvement in school life.
    • Humility and the ability to put the school above self.
    • Good school attendance.
    • Patience and the ability to negotiate with both teachers and peers.
    • Diplomacy.

     

     

    Election Process

    • Any learner who is not an LC member or a Mentor or a Cheerleader is eligible to apply to serve on the Matric Committee in their Grade 11 year.
    • A learner can be excluded from being considered for nomination at the discretion of the Principal if:
      • She has been in detention more than once during her Grade 11 year.
      • She has not contributed to the school extramurally in some capacity during her Grade 11 year.
      • She does not achieve a 55% aggregate or above throughout her Senior Phase. In addition, in Grade 11 there may be no subject failures and / or  two or more subjects below 40%.,
      • Interested learners must apply in writing. Application forms will be available from liaison teachers.
      • Voting will take place by the Grade 11s during an assigned registration period and 10 learners will serve on the committee in their Grade 12 year.

    Note: In order to spread leadership opportunities, a Matric Committee member may not also be a cheerleader in her final year.

    Matric Committee News

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    Mentors

    Mentors

    Mentors for 2016/2017

    Back:  Amy-Lee Cairns, Megan McEwan, Louise Beyers, Nina Blom, Michaela van Schaik

    Front:  Amy Everitt, Paula Currie, Kirsten Marnewick, Chiara Jeptha

    Absent:  Amei van den Heever

    Teachers in Charge

    Mrs Sherna Smith and Mrs Fredi Bellstedt

    Role

    • To assist in promoting Rhenish’s core values of Excellence, Compassion, Accountability, Integrity and Diversity.
    • To promote enthusiasm and spirit within the school in all areas.
    • To maintain a high standard of behaviour and conduct and to wear the Mentor badge with pride by being a role model to the learners.

    Tasks

    • Responsible for a Grade 8 or Grade 9 register class
    • Lines for assembly
    • Assist register teachers and Grade Head
    • New Girls
    • Birthday calendar
    • Wellbeing and spirit of register class
    • Problem issues to be reported
    • Academic, Cultural and Sport involvement of register class
    • Motivator
    • Uphold the School Code of Conduct
    • Weekly reporting for school newsletter

    Qualities Required

    • School loyalty, discretion and integrity.
    • Leadership, responsibility and accountability.
    • Initiative, the ability to delegate and to work as part of a team.
    • Ability to see tasks through to completion.
    • Communication skills: the ability to relate to learners, staff, parents and to speak in public.
    • A concern for the welfare of others.
    • A demonstrated interest and involvement in school life.
    • Humility and the ability to put the school above self.
    • Good school attendance is required.

     

    Election Process

    • Any Grade 11 learner is eligible to apply to serve as a Mentor with the exception of Grade 11 learners who have been selected to serve on the Representative Council of Learners (LC).
    • A learner may be excluded from nomination at the discretion of the Principal if:
    • She has been in detention more than once during the year in which she is nominated.
    • She has not contributed to the school extra-murally in some capacity during the year in which she is nominated.
    • She does not achieve a 55% aggregate or above throughout her Senior Phase. In addition, in Grade 11, there may be no subject failures and / or  two or more subjects below 40%.
    • Learners interested in the position must apply in writing. Application forms will be available with Grade 8 and 9 Grade Heads.
    • Suitable candidates will be shortlisted by educators.

    A panel will interview shortlisted candidates and 10 Mentors will be selected after all interviews have been completed.

    Mentor News

    Mentor Training 2016

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    Mentor Training

    The newly elected Mentors attended a day of training on Saturday 31 October at Klein Joostenberg.

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    House Captains

    Rhenish Girls' High School has three houses: Weber, Terlinden and van der Stel. Girls are assigned to their houses either through family history or random selection. House points are earned throughout the year for participation and performance in all inter house events, as well as for academic performance (Boff Badges). The winning House is announced at the annual Prize Giving.

    House Captains and Vice Captains

    The roles and responsibilities of the House Captains and Vice Captains are twofold:

    1. They have an administrative duty to arrange for and see to attendance and entries in all inter house activities/events. These include being in charge of inter house swimming and athletics entries, entering participants in inter house quizzes and public speaking, inter house plays, a Capella competitions, as well as liaising with the appropriate staff members to see to all logistical issues pertaining to inter house events.
    2. They are responsible for the spirit in the house. They should motivate and inspire their house members to participate and excel in as many inter house activities as possible. They should compose cheers for their houses and foster healthy competition between all three houses. They have to work closely with the staff member assigned as their House Co-ordinator.

     

    Voting:

    Nomination and voting for Captains and Vice Captains takes place in the fourth term after the LC, Mentors and Matric Committee have been selected.

    All Grade 11s are eligible to stand, except for the newly chosen LC members.

    The Grade 11s of each house vote for their House and Vice Captains within their respective houses.

    Newly elected House Captains and Vice Captains are announced during the final assembly at year-end.

    2016

    Van Der Stel
    House Captain:
    Tarryn van Reenen
    Vice House Captain: Jo-Mari Kleinhans

    Weber
    House Captain:
    Justine Noyce
    Vice House Captain: Rachel Leach

    Terlinden
    House Captain:
    Storme-Lee Oliver
    Vice House Captain: Megan Lord

    House Captains News

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    Cheerleaders

    Cheerleaders

    Role

    • To assist in promoting Rhenish’s core values of Excellence, Compassion, Accountability, Integrity and Diversity.
    • To promote enthusiasm and spirit within all areas of the school.
    • To strive to be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
    • To maintain a high standard of behaviour and conduct and to wear the Cheerleaders uniform with pride by being a role model.
    • To represent the school at all major events during the term of office.
    • To liaise with school management and liaison teachers.

    Tasks

    • To represent the school at all home games and cultural activities as well as at all major school events during the year.
    • To promote school spirit in the school.
    • To act responsibly with or without the cheerleading uniform.
    • To liaise and work co-operatively with the Rhenish staff, other leaders within the school and the whole school.

    Qualities Required

    • School loyalty, discretion and integrity.
    • Leadership, responsibility and accountability.
    • Initiative, the ability to delegate and to work as part of a team.
    • The ability to see tasks through to completion.
    • A concern for the welfare of others.
    • A demonstrated interest and involvement in school life.
    • Humility and the ability to put the school above self.
    • Good school attendance.
    • Patience and the ability to negotiate with both teachers and peers.
    • Diplomacy.

     

    Election Process

    • Any learner who is not a member of the LC, a Mentor or a member of the Matric Committee is eligible to apply to serve as a Cheerleader in her Grade 12 year.
    • A learner can be excluded from being considered for nomination at the discretion of the Principal if:
      • She has been in detention more than once during her Grade 11 year.
      • She has not contributed to the school extramurally in some capacity during her Grade 11 year.
      • She does not achieve a 55% aggregate or above throughout her Senior Phase. In addition, in Grade 11, there may be no subject failures and /or  two or more subjects below 40%.
      • Interested learners must apply in writing. Application forms will be available from liaison teachers.
      • Voting will take place by the Grade 11s during an assigned registration period and 8 learners will serve as Cheerleaders in their Grade 12 year.

    Note: In order to spread leadership opportunities, a cheerleader may not serve on the Matric Committee in her final year.

    Cheerleaders News

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    Sports Captains

    Sports Captains

    Every team in each sporting discipline at Rhenish Girls' High has a captain.  The captain is chosen by her team mates and the liaison teacher and coach to lead the team for that season.  Being captain of a sports team is a leadership role at a school like Rhenish Girls' High, it is an honour and a privilege to serve Rhenish and her team mates in this way and the captains are encouraged to take their responsibilities seriously and to perform them with pride.

    Responsibility of a Sport's Captain:

    • Liaise with coach re team selection for a match (i.e. ensure that everyone selected to play is aware of this)
    • Ensure that all team members are physically well and know their match times (day before match)
    • Liaise with liaison teacher in event of match cancellation or postponement (phone tree starts with you, phone tree must be in place, accurate and well-maintained)
    • Ensure that team’s water bottles are filled/fresh and at each match
    • Check that  each player’s uniform conforms to requirements for a match
    • Take the necessary equipment to each practice and match
    • SMS, whatsapp or email the results of a match ON MATCH DAY to Mrs Hershaw (071 677 0246, sharon.hershaw@rhenish.co.za ) and to Ms Henery (samantha.henery@rhenish.co.za)
    • Write a brief commentary on the match for the very next school day after the match and submit to Mrs Hershaw and Ms Henery
    • Arrange the gift for the coach and liaison teacher at the end of the season
    • Write the team report for the school yearbook.  Summer sports – must be done by the end of term 1 (season runs term 4 and term 1);  winter sports – must be done by the end of August

    Sports Captains News

    U16A vs Reddam

    Alexa de Villiers, Captain of the U16As, reflects on Friday's game.

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    Heads of Clubs/Societies

    Heads of Clubs/Societies

    Each of our many clubs or societies is facilitated by a staff member, but it is driven by the learners and their commitment to that particular field of interest or service.  The Heads and Deputy Heads of Clubs and Societies organise:

    • Clubs and Societies Day - an opportunity to sign up new members and rekindle interest in their club or society
    • The notice board for their particular club or society which has to be updated regularly and must  be informative and a reflection of their activities
    • The table for their club or society at our annual Rhenish Open Day, where they can showcase their activities to potential Rhenishers

    In addition, the Heads and Deputy Heads of Clubs and Societies ensure that the club or society fulfills its expressed aims and operates throughout the year to achieve their goals, giving learners at the school the opportunity to develop their interests and passion for a particular cultural activity or service, both to the school and to the broader community.

    Clubs/Societies News

    Kayamandi Society

    The Kayamandi Society visited the Sibongomusa Creche in Kayamandi on Monday

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    Model United Nations Debating

    Three teams of debaters participated in a recent MUN debate.

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    First Aid Courses - March/April School Holidays

    Please see details of the First Aid courses being offered at Rhenish Girls' High during the school holidays.

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    Library - Use

    A message from the Librarians

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    Class Captains

    Class Captains

    General Expectations of Class Captains and Vice Captains

    Class captains and vice captains have to lead by example and maintain a good attendance record.  They must be punctual for classes and well-behaved; homework must be up to date and uniforms must be neat and correct.

    Class Captains - responsibilities

    • Responsible for attendance records
    • Remind teacher to fill in period registers
    • Welcome and look after new girls
    • Make a class birthday calendar
    • Collect any class money when necessary

     

    Vice Captains - responsibilities

    • Cover class captain duties when class captain is absent
    • Collect work for those absent for any length of time
    • Help class captain with birthday calendar and collecting money

    Class Captains News

    Class Captains and Vice Captains - 2016

    Congratulations to the following girls on their election as Class Captains and Vice Captains for the second semester (Term 3 and Term 4) of 2016:

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