Civic and Social Responsibility
Rondebosch boys are actively involved in a number of projects locally, nationally and internationally.
This project was born out of the Black Identity discussions and is a collaboration with Thembani Primary School. Grade 8 and 9 boys tutor learners, in Mathematics and English, and play games with them. The objective of the project is twofold. Firstly, our boys will impart their Mathematics and English skills to the young learners. Secondly, by interacting with the students of Thembani Primary our boys will improve their social and cultural literacy.
Whilst on the Journey our Grade 9 boys completed a number of projects at Britsum Primary, a small farm school just outside Ceres. Over a five year period, our Journeymen actively engaged with the pupils of Britsum in the classroom and on the sports field. They levelled a field; built a storeroom; extended the admin block to create a front office for the admin staff; built a bridge over a small stream that the pupils use daily in their commute to school; constructed a large playground gym; and facilitated the handover of wellington boots and pencil boxes to the whole school. Dr Neil Teubes and Mr Clinton van Rensburg have driven this project.
Rondebosch has a proud tradition of service in the Transkei. Since 2015, our boys have travelled to the Eastern Cape to teach at Isolomzi Secondary School and more recently at Tyali Secondary School. This project has grown in stature and makes a significant contribution to the Matric pass rates at these schools. Our boys are enriched by the experience and enjoy the many opportunities to share their knowledge and make new friendships.
We run a couple of international exchange programmes:
Minnetonka High School, Minnesota, USA – every alternate year a group of our boys (from Grades 9 – 12) have the opportunity to visit the USA. In exchange, students from Minnetonka High School visit South Africa.
Wrekin College, UK – each year two RBHS cricket players spend 1 – 2 months at Wrekin College. In exchange, we host two Wrekin College rugby players.