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 RPS is to nurture in our children the spirit of curiosity, creativity and commitment to the community in the changing global context.

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 Alex Hall

Alex started his schooling in Zimbabwe and then continued in the Eastern Cape. He completed the majority of his school education at Dale College in King William’s Town where he returned to teach for two years after receiving his degree in primary school education from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. After marrying Rosemary, whom he met at university, Alex wanted to relocate to Port Elizabeth and accepted his first Independent School position as a Grade 5 teacher at St George’s Preparatory in 1998.

Alex’s next position was at Woodridge Preparatory School where he finished his ten years there as the Director of Sport. At this stage he had two sons, James and Jonathan, who were of school going age and the Hall family moved to Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal. Alex was appointed as the Housemaster at Cordwalles Preparatory School for Boys and was instrumental in reviving the boarding house to close to 70 boys during his four years there. To his own acknowledgement, this was a period of wonderful professional growth for him and it led to his appointment as Deputy Headmaster at Uplands Preparatory School in White River, Mpumalanga. Whilst his time at Uplands was relatively short, he could not ignore the lure of the coast and re-joined St George’s Preparatory School, this time as the Campus Head where he served for just short of seven years.

Alex is very excited to be joining Rhenish Primary and beginning a new chapter here in the Western Cape and Stellenbosch in particular. He cannot wait to explore the area and as an avid camper is happiest spending time with his family around a fire and discovering more of our beautiful countryside.

Alex is passionate about contemporary and relevant education that best prepares pupils for a future where change seems to be the only constant. 21st century learning has almost become cliché and the type of educational reform required for the future really does need to align to the skill sets required by the new work place, to add both value and purpose to the careers our pupils will one day be facing. He has been involved in the integration and roll out of technology, in particularly iPads and Google Apps for Education in three of his previous schools. His interest in Hurtful Behaviour and specifically Cyber Bullying, has led to a personal crusade to guide parents and pupils on how to best deal with these challenges. He is passionate about nurturing pupils’ ethics and values which will one day allow them to be the kind of leaders who will strive for positive change. Most importantly though, Alex firmly supports Aristotle’s notion, “Education of the mind without education of the heart is no education at all.”


To apply, please complete the following:

  1. The Rhenish Application form (take note of page 2 for the additional documentation we require) and E73. Click here to download the form
  2. WCED online registration at https://admissions.westerncape.gov.za is compulsory for ALL grade and all documentation must be uploaded.
  3. Once you have completed the WCED application, print the proof of application to Rhenish Primary School and submit it with your Rhenish Application form. 
  4. Please do not staple any of the pages together.
Special instructions
Application forms will only be accepted from 14 March 2022 and the WCED online portal will be in operation from 14 March 2022.  
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:

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Fees may be paid only in one of 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.

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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

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