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Learner Council

Learner Council


  • 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.


  • 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 2017/2018

A list of the Learner Council members and their portfolios

Kelly Viljoen

Head Girl

Oratiloe Mokoena

Deputy Head Girl

Cleo Appies

Danielle Combrink

Alexa de Villiers

Jordan Dowd

Mikayla Eagles

Zoe Goff

Skyler Hendricks

Megan Hirst

Cailin Joubert

Kelly Kietzman

Brittany Kock

Palesa Makena

Yvonne Makwara

Tessa Malan

Zethu Mavovana

Mandisa Ngabaza

Erin Swarts

Ah-Young Moon

Amy October

Mari Stofberg

Andrea Cornelissen

Madison Pakulski-Kirsten

Rachel Uys

Piya Igwe

Khanyisa Nkuna

Learner Council News

LC Camp 2017

The newly elected Learner Council went off to Worcester for their camp. They returned, unified, tired and excited about the year that lies ahead.

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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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