Student life

Happy players off the field, are happy players on the field.

Stellenbosch is the most famous student town in South Africa and is surrounded by beautiful mountains and the famous winelands. A town that is world renowned for sporting activities and student life, only 40 minutes away from Cape Town. Known as the mother city, Cape Town is also the first choice tourist destination for visitors to South Africa and the home of Table Mountain, one of the seven world wonders of nature. It is also home to Robben Island, the prison where the father of the new South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned for 27 years.

By being part of the Stellenbosch Rugby Academy you have the opportunity to experience the thrill of the exhilarating Stellenbosch student life. We want to make sure the players are happy.

Student Affairs

The SRC is part of our management team and is 24/7 responsible for the welfare of our students. They meet with students weekly. There are mainly six dimensions of a person's life, contributing to make you a happy person: physically, emotionally, intellectually, career, social and spiritual. This following two unique programmes help our students to be happy, and to achieve their full potential. It is presented as follow:

Student Support Programme

This unique program helps our students to meet the demands of student life effectively, overcome obstacles and ultimately achieve their full potential.

IndividualWe are partnering with Shofar Christian church, and strongly recommend their First Years Camp from 20 January - 23 January 2019. The Amplified First Years' Camp is a great way to make awesome friends before you come here - meet new people and slot in to community as you embark on your new journey here at Stellenbosch! The brochure is also on our website.
The Weekly Spiritual Hope is a voluntary Get Together or Bible study. It takes place every week.
Student housesThere is a Superintendent, SR and house captains. House meetings take place every week.
ParentsStudents and parents receive a Prospectus. We also communicate via WApp groups (students, parents), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (ongoing) and newsletters.
We believe that the different elements of our Social program are essential for an unforgettable student life. Every student deserves the opportunity to celebrate this special time to the fullest! We plan a variety of interesting activities this year. Hopefully every student will return with many stories of all their adventures!

Typical activities:
Maties JOOLFirst Year AthleticsSenior Social EveningUltimate ChefLions Head hike, Clifton
Social Evenings Rugby outings Games night Lawn BowlingInstay weekends
Informal dance Potjie competition SR Circus /Camp HanedineeBeach Touchies
Reunie function Formal dance Beach Day Varsity Cup Amazing race
Spiritual activities Community projects Parent Activities Sokkies Wine tour