Grade 8 and 9 hostel learners are accommodated in dormitories with 4 beds. Grade 10 learners are accommodated in 2 or 3-bed dormitories, Grade 11 learners in 2-bed dormitories and Grade 12 learners in 2-bed dormitories. There are 6 single dorms which are afforded to Grade 12 learners. Each grade has a communal bathroom which has recently been upgraded. 

There are two TV/entertainment communal areas and WI-FI controlled access for all boarders. 

The hostel outsources laundry biweekly at an additional cost to the boarder.

Rhenish Hostel aims to create an environment where productive learning can take place.

The afterschool structure and facilities allow for this to happen. There are two compulsory 50 minute study sessions each evening where Grade 8 - 9 are supervised in study rooms downstairs. The senior students may study in their dormitories. There are individual study/tutor rooms where learners who have tutors who come to the hostel for sessions may book a quiet cubicle. 

As the hostel learners are away from their families for four nights a week new bonds are formed with their hostel family.

One thing that past Rhenisher boarders talk about fondly is the bond which was formed during their hostel years and has been maintained well into their outside school life over the years. This bond is formed as the learners share their experience of living together, attending school, playing sports and sharing meals. 

Each Grade 8 coming into the hostel is assigned a Matric learner who serves as a mentor, friend and sister. 

Whole hostel events such as the Hostel dance, a Valentine’s day picnic, Halloween activities, movie nights - and the list goes on - create an environment where the hostel learners are able to interact socially with hostelites from other grades.  

The hostel kitchen can cater for 150 boarders and all meals are served in the hostel dining room.

Hostel learners receive breakfast before school in the morning, a snack at first break, a cooked meal at lunch and supper and a snack after the last study session in the evening. 

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