From the Head Master’s Desk : 5 October 2018

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Term 3 has come and gone as we take a break to catch our breath.

There is no doubt that this is a very busy school, but it is this busyness that ensures that we continue to grow and at the same time prepare our boys for the challenges that lie ahead of them when they leave school! Some boys however, don’t utilise the opportunities available and this same sense of apathy unfortunately permeates into other areas of their lives. Some hard lessons lie ahead for these boys in their future. You need to make an effort to make a living. The academic performance of the boys at the lower end of the scale is not acceptable and parents need to apply ‘tough love’ to change these behaviours. Research shows that 76% of the success of a boy is dependent on his home circumstances and potential expectations. Well done to the boys at the top end. Your results should make you and your parents extremely proud.

Some other notable highlights are:

  • We travelled, early in the term, to Parktown in Johannesburg where we played a number of fixtures. These are opportunities that very few schools can offer, and I extend my thanks to Mr Nathan Pillay and all the staff involved in the success of the tour.
  • We congratulate Celimpilo Gumede and Lwandile Menze on their selection to the SA Schools Rugby Team.
  • Our 1st Soccer Team won the Raw Cup against Martizburg College and in general enjoyed a very successful season.
  • We need to also recognise the Chess team who are now unbeaten for 2 years running. Outstanding. Well done!
  • Our school production #AfriGram showcased the amazing talent we have in our school, together with our usual Thursday Lunch Time Concerts held in the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre.
  • The lighting and sound in the School Hall; AJ Human Room and Blackmore House has been upgraded together with projection equipment. We are also rolling out a full campus intercom system; camera system; PABX (telephony) and biometrics system which should be completed by year end.

This would not be possible without the generous efforts of our sponsors. I also thank the maintenance staff as they work tirelessly to improve our campus.

To all staff – thank you for always making a difference and enjoy your short break.

A D Pinheiro
15th Head Master

 


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