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Rondebosch Boys' School

Rondebosch Boys' High School and Rondebosch Boys' Preparatory School make up a state school situated in the suburb of Rondebosch in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. It was founded in 1897.

Academics

Of the 150 final-year students in 2006, 58 achieved an "A" aggregate and over 90% achieved matric endorsement in the Western Cape Education Department exams

Subsequent to RBHS's 2006 matric results, RBHS headmaster Martin Barker attended a function at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria where he accepted an award from the Deputy President, Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, for Rondebosch having more than 100 matric boys writing higher grade mathematics. There are only 13 other state schools in South Africa which attained this accolade. This is in addition to the award made to the school by the Premier of the Western Cape for Rondebosch being in the top 10 schools in the Province and for having the highest number of higher grade Physical Science passes in the Province.

Rondebosch has also won the UCT Mathematics Competition for eight of the past nine years from 1999 to 2007.

Culture

The school offers a range of cultural activities and societies.

The senior debating team won the Rotary Trophy for three consecutive years from 1993-1995. The choir has performed in the Cape Town City Hall on regular occasions, and the school has won many awards for music at Eisteddfods. The school puts on plays, both one-act and longer, and has won the Montague Play Festival recently. The annual "Cabaret in the Quad" is popular and is usually sold out before opening night.

Sports

Rondebosch is the traditional rival of the nearby school Diocesan College (Bishops). Derby sport matches between the schools are played twice a year in both rugby and cricket, as well as in a number of other sports. Along with SACS, these three schools participate in the annual Triangular athletics event.

Notable alumni

International sports players

Soccer

Gary Bailey [[Kyle whitcher] ]

Tennis

Neil Broad

Surfing

Ian Armstrong

Cricket

Gary Kirsten, HD Ackerman, John Commins, John Nel, Jonathan Trott, Kenny Jackson, Paul Kirsten, Bryan Baguley, Ryan Maron, Louis-Marc Germishuys, Ralph Coetzee

Rugby

Springboks: Gerald Thompson, Frank Mellish, Jackie Tindall, Willie Rousseau, Bennie Osler, Stanley Osler, Jock van Niekerk, Mervyn Ellis, Jack Gage, Alvi van der Merwe, John Apsey, Dendy Lawton, James Starke, Mike Lawless, Ian McCallum, Roy McCallum, Chris Pope, Derek van den Berg, Joel Stransky (who was at Rondebosch till his under 16 year), Gcobani Bobo and Hanyani Shimange.

Notable past teachers

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