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.”


2025 Applications for Grade RR (Pre-Reception class turning 5 the year of acceptance) AND Grade 1 will open on 11 March 2024 and close on 12 April 2024.

2025 Applications for Grade R and Grade 2 to Grade 7 will open on 1 August 2024 and close on 16 August 2024.

The outcome of the application will be sent via e-mail and the WCED online portal. Please ensure that you provide the correct contact details. Direct any questions or queries to admissions@rhenishprimary.co.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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