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Koch Street

PO Box 87

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Vision and Mission Statement

Rhenish Girls’ High School aims to provide its pupils with an education of the highest quality and is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to effective teaching and learning. All pupils, regardless of their intellectual abilities, social backgrounds and academic aspirations, are encouraged to develop their full potential, strive for excellence in all they do, and become responsible, caring and productive citizens.


Our motto, EBENEZER, is taken from 1 Samuel 7, v 12. It means “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us”.


The Rhenish badge was designed in 1904.

School Hymn

O God of Bethel, by Whose hand
Thy people still are fed,
Who through this weary pilgrimage
Has all our fathers led.


Our vows, our prayers, we now present
Before Thy throne of grace;
God of our fathers, be the God
Of their succeeding race.


Through each perplexing path of life
Our wandering footsteps guide;
Give us each day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide.


O spread Thy covering wings around,
Till all our wanderings cease,
And at our Father's loved abode
Our souls arrive in peace.


Such blessings from Thy gracious hand
Our humble prayers implore,
And Thou shalt be our chosen God,
And portion evermore.

School Song

In this lovely Stellenbosch valley
The Pride of Van der Stel
With the historic oaks above us
Is the school we love so well.
With the rippling streams as music
Accompanying work or play,
And the blue sky shining brightly
We strive from day to day.


We may not all be brilliant,
In sport not all do well,
But the hope of each and all of us
Is that Rhenish may excel.
Ebenezer is our watchword,
For our school our hearts beat strong.
God guide our eager footsteps
Sing praise in this our song.

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Koch Street, Krigeville, Stellenbosch
PO Box 87, Stellenbosch, 7599
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