Rustenburg Girls’ High unveils new Alumnae Science Lab

Rustenburg Girls’ High School celebrated the opening of its new science lab on Friday, 4 February 4 – the school’s 128th anniversary.

The RA Committee agreed to assist RGHS in upgrading the Science Room and bringing it into the modern era of learning. The refurbished Science Room at RGHS has been unveiled and named the “Alumnae Science Room” in honour of all of us Alumnae or ‘Old Girls’ that have helped the School.  We are encouraged by donations that we have received so far by spreading the news by word and on our social media.

So far the revamp is a harmonious mix of old and new. The beautiful wooden floors and windows have been refurbished and blend in well with the modern colour scheme and wall fittings. The workstations with their pipes and fittings, as well as chairs, and cables for the computer network are next on the list to make the room functional for the learners. The new science lab has more space for equipment, and flat-screen TVs will link with pupils’ tablets.

In the new Alumnae Science Lab, from left, are Rustenburg Alumnae chairwoman June Watson, pupils Amy Basson and Imaan Jacobs, and science teacher Susan Viljoen.

Science teacher Susan Viljoen said the opening of the lab signalled the beginning of a new era at the school. “We can enjoy the room and do innovative experiments. This space allows us to do more practicals. The previous room did not give us enough space to teach in a physically-distanced environment.”

Matric pupil Imaan Jacobs said the new lab would make learning about science a lot more fun while fellow matric Amy Basson said she was looking forward to doing science experiments. 

“It is really a worthwhile thing to do; it’s our history that we are preserving, and we working towards the future,” said June Watson, chairperson of Rustenburg Alumnae.