The RCL is a legally elected council of learners representing all the learners of the school. Since 2016 Hermanus High School has elected one learner per class (32 in all) so that each class may have a learner who can speak on behalf of the class and who can also disseminate information directly to the relevant class.
The RCL elects its learners for a period of one year. The leadership is made up of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary and treasurer, as well as the leaders of the following sub-committees: Academics, Sport, Culture, Service and Spirit. The chairperson and vice-chairperson serve on the School Governing Body.
The RCL strives to uphold the name of the school, to serve the school and the community and to raise funds to run certain identified projects. Previous projects included: Movie Night, Matric Tea, Battle of the Bands/The Voice and the RCL Ball. All funds raised are used to buy more picnic benches which are rented out annually.
RCL Members 2018 (Eelected in January 2018)
|Deputy Chairperson||Navan Olivier|
|Treasurer||Zoë van Rensburg|
|Academics||Yadine de Kock|
|8||A: Brigitte Buys||B: Leslin Smith||C: C Bellingan||D: Nicol Snyman|
|E: Dajoon Kim||F: Sebastian Kunz||G: Kirsten Herman|
|9||A: Keanen Kruger||B: Zimé le Grange||C: Kaylin Warwick||D: Maia Bellingan|
|E: Keano Hunter||F: Daniel de Vynck||G: Pinky Mananga|
|10||A: Kayla Nortjé||B: Michelle Wessels||C: Ilandré Booysen||D: Ronelle Coetzee|
|E: I Arendse||F: Emma Collings||G: Inga Mfundisi|
|11||A: William Thorpe||B: C van der Stoep||C: Yadine de Kock||D: Kiah Saaiman|
|E: Shreya Prag||F: Kyle Scorgie||G: Ruben Jordaan|
|12||A: Anrika Brand||B: Navan Olivier||C: Jaiden Dickson||D: Kadee Kinnear|
|E: Zoë van Rensburg||F: Tayla Gordon||G: Jessica Shaw|