The Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 30 October 2015

The Matrics are into their second week of writing the most important exams of their school career.  So far things have run smoothly and the general opinion is that the papers have been of a high standard but fair. 
 
We are starting our internal examinations next week, on Friday 6 November.   I have written a few times on the role you as parent must play in this stressful time.  Please look it up and familiarise yourself with it.
 
I am extremely grateful to the parents who continue to give vast amounts of their free time to the school.  We hosted our U16 Water Polo Tournament during the Holidays and we had two very important functions, namely the Final Assembly for the Matrics and Speech Day.  At all of them these handful of parents have been tremendous and I want to thank them most sincerely for that.
 
We met with a group of Grade 6 boys and their parents from the Kloof/Kearsney area at the Kloof Country Club on Thursday evening.  It is important that we again establish ourselves as a school of choice in the outlying areas of Durban.  The majority of boarders are now living 30 – 40 min away from the school and it just makes sense that we target these boys for the BE.
 
Last weekend we played sport against Northwood with the Cricketers struggling and the Basket Ball teams all beating their opponents.  The 1st Water Polo team travelled to the St Stithians Stayers Festival where virtually all the top teams in SA go to.  We played very well and eventually came 5th.  Matthew Hamilton was selected for the “All Stars” Team and he was also judged to be the Best Defender.  In the play-offs for 5th, we comprehensively beat SACS 7 – 3.  They were the winners in 2104.  I also want to congratulate Tinashe Nenhunzi for scoring a century this week in a T20 match.
 
This week we have fixtures against College.  The Water Polo side beat College by 30 goals to 3 on Wednesday and the Cricket and Basket Ball teams will meet their counterparts from College on Saturday.  I want to wish them well for this encounter.
 

Leon Erasmus

14th Head Master

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