Rhenish Primary School

Rhenish Primary School aspires to provide a diverse educational experience, for children to believe in themselves and discover their true potential.

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The vision of Rhenish Primary School is to nuture the balanced development of body, mind and spirit, leading to the fulfilment of each individual’s potential within the broader community in all its diversity.

Mission statement

The realisation of our vision will be achieved by:

  • Ensuring that the educators are well qualified to teach the various learning areas.
  • Providing a staff with a high degree of professional integrity.
  • Providing a safe, caring and happy environment which is conducive to learning.
  • Maintaining realistic class sizes conducive to optimal learning.
  • Teaching skills for effective living in a changing world.
  • Encouraging learners to give of their best, whether academically, appreciation of music, artistic endeavour, honour on the sports field, or coping with the trials and tribulations of growing up.
  • Maintaining a balanced approach to academic, cultural and sporting activities.
  • Providing stimulation and challenge for both the talented and less talented learners.
  • Recognising and praising effort and excellence.
  • Empowering the learner to cope with both success and failure.
  • Encouraging the child to persevere and to fulfil his / her holistic potential. Success for the individual is prized.
  • Encouraging the development of these interests and skills which contribute to a fuller enjoyment of life.
Our Principal

Mr Gary Skeeles

Our Principal, Mr Gary Skeeles, has been at Rhenish Primary School since January 2016. Prior to that he was Deputy Principal at a school in Cape Town for eight years.

He grew up in Cape Town and attended Bishops Preparatory School, where his father was Deputy Principal. His favourite subject was Geography but he later developed a passion for Science at high school, which is still his favourite subject to teach. Mr Skeeles has always enjoyed playing, watching and coaching sport. He grew up enjoying a good, healthy lifestyle. In primary school he played practically every sport possible, including rugby, cricket, swimming, athletics and cross-country.

Mr Skeeles is a positive, hard-working man with a big heart for teaching and for his family.

He firmly believes that children will be the ones to change the world, because they are loving, joyful and forgiving. According to him, if everyone could go through life with childhood wonder and optimism, the world would be a better place.


To apply, please complete the following:

  1. The Rhenish Application form (take note of page 2 for the additional documentation we require) & WCED forms 006 and E73. Click here to download both forms
  2. WCED online registration at https://admissions.westerncape.gov.za
Special instructions
Due to the delay of schools opening, application forms will only be accepted from 8 February 2021.  
The WCED online portal will only be in operation from 26 February 2021.  This step is to be completed and printed proof of having completed the online registration MUST be brought in to complete the application process.
  • ALL documentation must be provided upon submission of the application to the school
    (i.e. NO application will be accepted unless ALL of the required documentation is included.)
  • Please complete forms in BLUE INK.
  • Forms can be brought in between 08h00 and 14h00 to the Admissions office, whereupon a letter of acknowledgement of receipt will be provided.
  • NO SCANNED & EMAILED versions will be accepted.
  • NB: You must also register your application on https://admissions.westerncape.gov.za

School Fees

School fees are payable in advance and are due on the first day of school. However, we do allow the following:

Find out more here.

Fees may be paid only in one in the following ways:

  • Single upfront payment with a 5% discount for full payments made until 31 January
  • Four quarterly payments payable on the first day of each term (eft)
  • Ten monthly debit order instalments by the 1st day or 18th day of each month from February to November (forms available off the D6 or from the Finance office)

School fees are reviewed and adjusted annually and the new fees are communicated to parents at the end of each year, for the following year.


Information Brochure

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Contact us

Phone: +27 (0)21 883 3152
Email: secretary@rhenishprimary.co.za

Physical and Postal Address

Rhenish Primary School
Doornbosch Street