Grade Heads and Houses

Pastoral and Grade Head System

We use a dual grade head system, which places a special responsibility on senior members of staff and their team of class teachers to ensure that all of our boys receive recognition for their actions. Each Pastoral Head is appointed for a five year period and moves up with the grade. Their prime focus is to get to know every boy in her / his grade and provide a support base on all levels. The main role of the Grade Head is to be familiar and become a specialist with administrative aspects of a particular grade (e.g. subject choices, promotion regulations) as such they do not move up with the grade.

House System    

The purpose of the house system is to create spirit, a sense of belonging and unity within the school. We have five houses, mostly named after prominent Rondebosch forefathers: Andrews, Canigou, Fletcher, Marchand and Ramage. The Head of each house is a staff member who is assisted by a prefect. All academic staff are assigned to houses.

Go Study

Go Study offers Career Guidance at Rondebosch Boys High School so you can make an informed career decision. The website covers subject choices, career options, scholarships, study courses and tertiary institutions. While you are there, complete the career questionnaire to help identify career fields suited to you. Once you have completed the questionnaire your results will be displayed showing your interest fields. Select these fields to explore occupations and study opportunities.