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Cover Pictures; Front: Old Kearsney and the Founders Arch, Botha's Hill. Back: Aerial views of Kearsney, North Coast, and Kearsney, Botha's Hill, taken in 1971. Acknowledgements Photographs in this issue are from a wide variety of sources. Pictures of recent groups are by Photo Hein. Others are by Lynn Acutt's, Charles Bird, Trevor Crozier, The Daily News,Gera/s and Whysall's. We are indebted also to Bruce Clemence, David Hooper and James Lind Holmes, until recently pupils at Kearsney,for many prints. Special mention must be made of Mr. Peter Reece, who seems to have become Chronicle's staff photographer. All line drawings are by Gary Bax and Philip Matley. We apologize for any inadvertent omissions. Printed by Litorol Press(Pty) Ltd.,10 Davenport Avenue,Durban Designed by Beatty's Graphic Service Editor: R. Lamplough Old Boys'Section: D.Beatty


PREFECTS 1971 Back(House Prefects): M.Ross, D. Craves, G. Cliff, M. Hall, S. McMillan, A. Malosso, P. Walker, M.van der Riet Centre(House Prefects): H. Staples, C. Alcock, D. Walker, J. Morison, M. Bester, C. Weddell, J. Immelman Front(School Prefects): M.Jollands, M. Davies(head-boy), the Headmaster,D. McCibbon, P. Stockil f!!! (! 5i a KEARSNEY'S PREFECTS PREFECTS 1936 C. Theunissen, J. King, A. Lowe, W.Pearce, R. Dunster,W.Henry, K. Dyer(head-boy), A. Stockil PREFECTS 1960 Back:C. Dyer, R. Osborne, R. Henley, W.Travis, L. van Heusden,A.Ewing Centre: A. Cantrell, R. Lund, R. Dyer,T. Symington, R. Lund, R. Wilkins, J. Stockil Front:C. Wiseman, J. Lacey(head-boy), Mr.S. C. Osier, K. Morgan, D.Smart w ► -

X"" ■" -ji 1928 B. Gush, J, F. Reece. Miss C. Ellis, C. O. Medwortn, k. m. Matterson (Headmaster), G. M. Oram 1944 V. Clegg, G. de la Rey Nel, J. P. Reece, G. O. Medworth, H. van Zyl, P. Milner, Miss P. McMagh, Mrs. P. Milner, R. H. Matterson, Miss T. Eraser, G. M. Orann i m J THE STAFF OVER THE YEARS 1964 Back: W, Lundie, G. E. Burger, J, L. Hall, G. Gurrin, P. E. Metcalf, D. Lewis-Williams, A. Jennings, M. Mossom Centre: j. Gertenbach, R, Blamey, J. E. Reece, D. MacCallum, H. Thorpe, D. Walker Front: J. Hewson, R, C. Best, R. Townshend, E. R. Jenkins, Mrs. A. Hough, J. H. Hopkins (Headmaster), L. C. Tedder, D. Hicks, K. G. Eish 1971 Back: B. Williams, R. Whiteford, R. Townshend, M. Nicholson, J. Eaber, L Gibson, R. Lamplough Second: M. Myhill, G. Giles, D. Alletson, C. Diedericks, M. Thiselton, C-E. Jeannot Third: L. Kassier, J. de Beer, R. Irons, Mrs. Y. Dibb, J. Harper, P. Tennant, K. Balcomb Fourth: Mrs. P. Hope, E. Beresford, L. Zaayman, J. Hall, P. Reece, G. Barbour Seated: K. Eish, R. Blamey, R. J. Crawford (Vice-Principal), J. H. Hopkins (hieadmaster), J. Storm, P. Metcalf, D. Lewis-Williams

L EDITORIAL on looking back A jubilee year is inevitably a time for looking back. We remember our beginnings,our achieve ments,our timesofcrisis. Werecall things that have been well done and,if we are honest,things that might have been done better. We think ofthe'old days',ofthe men who have gone before us,of events which have proved to be important and of others which are merely memorable. Yet weare taughtthatthe man wholooks back,having put his hand to the plough,is unworthy. Is it then so bad a thing to look back ? There are, of course, different ways of viewing the past. We can do it with longing, like Lot's wife and neglect the future for what has preceded it. We can hanker so much for the cu cumbers ofEgypt that we despise the manna at our feet. On the other hand,we can look back in the knowledge that what was written aforetime was written for our learning; so that our looking back is complementary to our looking forward. We can in other words examine the road behind to prepare ourselves for the road ahead. It may be that by conning the lessons of yesterday we will be enabled to solve the problems of tomorrow. If we look back over fifty years of Kearsney history with a feeling of self-satisfaction and in an atmosphere of mutual back-slapping,then assuredly we are not worthy. We may have planted; we may even also have watered; but we delude ourselves in a dangerous way if we think to claim credit for the increase. If, however,we look at the past half-century to see what it can teach us aboutour task in the future we may not gain in worthiness but we shall certainly gain in wisdom. That there have been achievements, even great achievements, no-one can deny. But a school, more perhaps than any other institution, is necessarily concerned with the future. The past has provided our foundations. It cannot reasonably be expected to provide more. Under the Mosaic law ancient Israel celebrated the year of jubilee every half-century. It was a year ofthanksgiving for past mercies but more especially it was a year ofre-dedication and offresh beginnings.In the year ofjubilee the errors and misfortunes ofthe past were swept away. Liberty was proclaimed throughout the land. Slaves were freed and mortgaged family lands were redeemed.Prefiguring as it did the time when Israel would enter finally into her rest, it was a year when attention was focussed upon the opportunities and prospects of the future. It was a time of self-examination and of new resolutions. Kearsney has celebrated its first year ofjubilee.Let us also examine our aimsfor the future. We live in times of sometimes exhilarating, often frightening change. Our appointed task is to prepare young men for the world they will enter when they pass through our gates for the last time. Let us ask ourselves whether we are doing this and if we do not like the answer let us have the courage to face the problem squarely. We mustexamine our own equipmentand the way in which weequip our pupils.We must have the vision to see what is really required. We must have the wisdom to discard that which is no longer useful. We must have the tenacity and the fortitude to hold fast to that which is truly good. We are compassed about with a great cloud of witnesses from the past fifty years; men for whom Kearsney has provided something of value. In the years that follow let us cast aside every weight and run with patience the course that lies before us. Fifty years on,and afar and asunder Kearsney Old Boys are scattered throughout the country and indeed acrossthe oceansin England,in Canada,in the United States and elsewhere.Shorter in wind many may be; in memory long most of them assuredly are. Some will look back almost the whole distance to their happily uncomplicated life among the tea fields that surrounded the School,small then in numbers,on the North Coast. Others will begin their recollections with the cold new buildings at Botha's Hill which at that time was almost entirely treeless and coarse long grass the only vegetation. These will remember also the black-outs,the slit trenches and the cadet manoeuvres ofthe war years. The younger group will have pleasanter pictures of formal gardens, neatly kept lawns, shady trees, and additional buildings and playing fields which have formed the School into something like a village on its own besides giving much improved facilities. This Jubilee Year is a time of jubilation for all who have worn and are now wearing the badge of the greyhound above the shield. We rejoice at what the School has achieved in the past and we rejoice at its prospects for the future. Werejoice atthe success so many Old Boys have built on thefoundationslaid here in class rooms and on playing fields. We rejoice at their leadership given in Church,in Commerce and in Industry even though the last two may not be in big concerns. We rejoice in the public service some are giving in Parliament,in Provincial Council and in lesser bodies of local government. Werejoice atthe courage and faith ofthe School Governorsin accepting the heavy financial responsibilities that have made the School's development possible. We rejoice at the Headmasters and Staff members who have served the School so well and brought it to great reputation. May God bless and lead Kearsney in service to our country throughoutthe next fifty years. G.M.ORAM. 1 JUBILATE! Let us Rejoice

SCHOOL NOTES ZJL The Hulett Window in the new Administration and Careers Block. •» mi The Old School Bell We concluded the 1970 School Notes with the words"The indications are that 1971 will be even more hectic"(than 1970). How right we were! In the commercial world it is possible to cover all omissions and errors with the magic 'E.&O.E.' Would that the compiler of school notes had such a formula. The jubilee year was marked by a service of Thanksgiving on May 2nd and a service of Dedication on September 12th. An Open Day,special performances of'Othello'and'The Sor cerer' and an Old Boys' Weekend from Founder's Day made up the rest of the jubilee programme. At the end of the year Mr. Townshend and Mr. Hall,accompanied by their wives,took another Kearsney Tour overseas. We may be able to include a stop press account of the trip when they return. This year we welcomed Mr.C.Barbour and family, and Messrs. M.Myhill,M.Nicholson and G.Giles to the teaching staff. Mr.D.Milbank took over the Maintenance Department and Mr. and Mrs. R. Blackbeard, assisted by Mrs. Eourie, took over the catering. Mrs. Higham joined Pembroke and Mrs. Wynn Junior House as matrons. We wish all these new members a long and profitable association with Kearsney. During the year we said goodbye to Mrs. D. Brosnihan of the Maths Department and in December to Mrs.P. Hope,who had joined the English Department in a temporary capacity. We were sorry,too,to lose the services ofour chaplain,Rev.David Buwalda,who has gone to America to continue his studies.We wish him well in his new life and offer our congratulations on his engagement. Congratulations to Mr. Peter Reece and Mr. Mike Nicholson, both of whom married during the year. We welcome Mrs. Reece and Mrs. Nicholson to Kearsney with the other new comers,Lucy Tennant,Peter Townshend and Stephen Williams,all born during 1971. Congratulations go to many others also: to Mr. D. Lewis^Williams and the cast of 'Othello', who were selected to represent Natal at the Republic Festival in Cape Town;to A.D.Smith and J. de la Rey Nel,who were among the ten finalists in the Mathematics Olym piad;to Martin Jollands,a member ofthe highly successful Natal SchoolsSwimming team and captain of both Natal Schools and Natal Under 19 Water Polo teams;to Mike Halliday, who was selected for the Natal Schools Rugby XV and who represented the province at the S.A. Junior Athletics Championships; to Justin Immelman, another member of the Natal Schools XV and ofthe Natal Schools Cricket XI also;to Mike Bester,who was selected for the Natal Schools XI; to David Newton Walker, who went to Cape Town as a member of the Natal Schools Invitation XV. We congratulate also the Tennis team, which brought the Denness Trophy to Kearsney for the second successive year;M.Engelbrecht,whocapped his personal tennis achievement by beingselected as reservefor the NatalJunior team;T.Lindsay Bayles,whoseequestrian prowess won him Junior Natal colours; Arne Kode, who crewed under Jimmy Whittle in 'Sunrose', which won the Lipton Cup and who was the youngest crew member in the contest;Mr.Whiteford, who won the Durban Wings Club Championship(Mr. Mossom second) and Mr. Mossom,who won the NatalProvincial Championship(Mr.Whiteford second).Mr.Mossom went on to take third place in the South African Championships.(Mr.Whiteford was unfortunately indisposed at the time of the contest.); Mr. Giles, who was recently selected to represent the province at rugby. Building activity this year was concentrated in the new Administration block in front of the Henderson Hall. This meant that the staff Common-room moved to the cricket pavilion for the latter half of the year. Passers-by who previously had been used to seeing juniors on Mondays racing to book squash courts, had the opportunity,every day ofthe week,ofseeing the staff racing for their tea.(Older Old Boys may be pleased to know that the new building houses the bell which came from the North Coast and also a window from Kearsney House.) It was with deep regret that we learned during the year ofthe death of Mr.Charles Inglis. Mr. Inglis devoted much time to the training of the Cadet Band and his association with Kearsney went back several decades. We remember his family in their loss. The Editor would like to record his gratitude to the Old Boys and past members of staff who provided much ofthe material which appears in this issue.For reasons ofspace it has not been possible to make individual acknowledgments in every case. Especial thanks to Mr. Derek Beatty for his patient technical assistance and advice over printing matters. 2

*-.4. ..-..B, ■ s - ■M At a service of praise and thanksgiving such as thisI feel it fitting that we should recall some of the people whose faith, inspiration and sacrifice made possible the founding of our school in the first instance and its subsequent development over the past half century. The early chapters inKearsney's history were not easy by any means for there were periods when those responsible for its day to day administration were sorely taxed tomake ends meet. There was a time during the dark days of the early 1930's when the situation was so precarious that the closure of the school appeared inevitable. It was only through wise counsel and severe personal sacrifice on the part of many people that this drastic measure was averted. We thank God for the courage and guidance He gave these early founders and to the men whose wisdom and good counsel made possible its subsequent development. . We remember our Founder, Sir James Liege Hulett, a former Speaker of the Old Natal Parliament and pioneer of tea and sugar on the North Coast, who gave his home, together with financial assistance, to establish Kearsney College in August, 1921. Mr. A. S. L. Hulett, his eldest son, who was the first Chairman of the Kearsney College Council, who in turn was supported by Sir Liege's son-in-law. Senator the Hon. Walter Clayton, who himself, as Mini ster of Agriculture in the Natal Parliament was responsible for the establishment of Cedara Agricultural College. TheRev. W.H. Irving, as Superintendent of the Stanger Circuit was the first College Chap lain. As a small boyIcan recall how in the early days he used to travel fromStanger toKearsney, by horse and trap.He often had Sunday dinner at our home before continuinghis arduous drive to Clendale mission in the Umvoti Valley, returning to Stanger late at night. Times were hard for our ministers in those days, but Mr. Irving had the determination and constitution to over come these difficulties. The Secretary of the Council was Mr. W. B. Roberts, who on his death, was succeeded by Mr. H. W. Haley, who was to serve the College first as Secretary and later as Chairman of the Board for over thirty years. When it was evident that Kearsney could never develop fully at the restricted situation on the North Coast, an alternative site was found at Botha's Hill, where our school now stands. The land was donated partly by Mr. Clement H. Stott and partly by Mr. J. J. Crookes. The driving force behind the move to Botha's Hill was the Chairman of the newly consti tuted Board of Governors, Mr. W. J. Williams, a man of dynamic personality and unflagging energy. He relinquished his appointment as Chairman only after a period of many years when the future of the new Kearsney was assured. His successors included Mr. L. F. Forsyth (snr.), Mr. ClemWoods,Dr. S. B. Sudbury,Mr.PhilipHind, the first OldBoy Chairman, andMr. FI. W.Haley. These men wehonour today for their wisdom and their unselfish service to the Board and the College. During the period from 1923 -1963 Kearsney was fortunate to be served by two outstand ing Headmasters, namely Mr. R. H. Matterson, M.A., and Mr. Stanley Osier, M.A. Matty, as he was affectionately known to his boys, started with 30 boys in 1923 and filled the role more of a father to his family than that of a formal Headmaster. Under his wise and homely influence Kearsney advanced steadily until 1946, at which time the enrolment totalled 185. Under Mr. Osier, whose termof office extendeduntil 1963,Kearsney embarked on a period of spectacular development which included Science laboratories, classrooms, additional dining halls and boarding accommodation for a total of over 400 boarders. The two main items of development during this period were the Chapel, made possible by a substantial donation from Mr. Ray T. Polkinghorne, and the Margaret Mary Henderson Memorial Hall, most of the cost of which was a gift from the lateMr. W. L. Henderson in memory of his wife. 3 THE HEADMASTER'S ADDRESS Service of Thanksgiving

auMnwomi R. H. Matterson, M.A.1923-1946 S. C. Osier, M.A.1947-1963 Both these headmasters were fortunate in enjoying the loyal support ofa number ofdedi cated men and women whose service to the school extended as long as 40 years. It is gratifying to have several of these past and present members ofStaff with us today to share in this act of praise and thanksgiving.Among these we welcome Mr.and Mrs.Oram and Mr. and Mrs. Reece, all of whom taught under Mr. Matterson at the old school. Last, but by no means least, I wish to pay tribute to the successive generations of Old Boys whose numbers are now reaching significant proportions. These men served the school in their day and since then havetaken their place with honour in almostevery field ofhuman en deavour, also in some of the most unexpected corners of the globe; in the Ministry of the Church, in the professions, in commerce, in industry, in the armed forces of the British Commonwealth and the Republic of South Africa, in medicine,in education,in social service, in scientific and atomic research. Such is the heritage of Kearsney-a heritage to which successive years have added lustre: to you boys falls the honour to enjoy that opportunity now-seize it and make the most of it. Finally, we thank God for Fiis great goodness in the past,and we pray most humbly that He will continue to guide and direct the progress of this school in the future. Under His divine direction may the name of Kearsney ever be synonomous with high academic standards, the teaching of sound Christian principles and the inculcation of gentlemanly conduct and behaviour. SPEECH DAY Headmaster's Report NUMBERS.Theschool enrolmentof496,made up of440 Boardersand 56 Day Boys,reflects a slight increaseon our 1970 total. I am pleased to report that the school has remained full throughout the year. STAFF. We welcome the following new members of Staff: Messrs. C. D. Barbour, B.Sc., and M. J. Nicholson, B.Sc., both of whom have joined the Mathematics depart ment; Mr. M. Myhill, B.Sc., who teaches Biology and Geo graphy; Mrs. P. Hope as a temporary replacement for Mr. Jenkins in the English department. Mr.G. Giles, B.Sc.(Hons.),joined the Staff at the begin ning of the second term to teach Mathematics and English. He is also taking one Std. VI set for conversational Zulu. Mr. Giles replaces Mrs. D. Brosnihan, who left at the end of the second quarter. Messrs. Reece and Whiteford returned from long leave at the beginning of this term. Unfortunately Mrs. Whiteford has not been at all well since her return and we hope she will soon be better. I am sorry to record that Mrs. Thiselton had to undergo a serious operation during the holidays but am pleased to say she is making good progress towards what we hope will be a complete recovery. Mrs. Fish has also recently undergone an operation and we wish her a speedy recovery. During the July holidays there were two Staff marriages, namely Mr. M. Nicholson and Mr.Peter Reece. We take this opportunity of wishing them and their new brides every happi ness for the future. MAINTENANCE STAFF. Mr. R. Montague's services terminated on 31st December, 1970. Mr. D. Milbank assumed duty on 4th January, 1971 and has tackled his duties with energy and enthusiasm. The work shop has been transformed and considerable leeway in main tenance has already been made up. KITCHEN SUPERVISOR. Mr. Blackbeard has made an excellent start in the kitchen,and here also a marked improve ment has been noted. The onerous responsibility of catering

for over 500 Staff and boys has made it necessary to appoint an Assistant Housekeeper, a post that has been vacant for some time. Mrs. Fourie, a person with experience in the Education Department and University hostels, has been appointed to fill the vacancy. DOMESTIC STAFF. Mrs. Tracy, Matron of Junior House,left at the end of April to take up an appointment near er her family in Eshowe,and Mrs. Nel carried on as Matron until Mrs. M. Wynn, the new appointee, took over on the 1st June. Mrs. Boas, who joined us at the beginning of the year as Matron ofPembroke House,is resigning totake up an appoint ment in Johannesburg to be nearer her family. PREFECTS. At the usual impressive ceremony in the Chapel on Friday, 29th January, the following Prefects were inducted: M. D. Davies (Head Boy), D. J. McGibbon (Deputy), M.R. Jollands,P. A.Stockil,M.J. Hall,J.F.Immelman, A. V. Malosso, H. V. Staples, P. L. W. Walker, G. R. Weddell,G.D. Alcock,G. Cliff, D.B. Graves, M.R. van der Riet,D. N. Walker,M.V.B. Bester,S. A. McMillan, J. D. Morison, M.A. Ross. EXAMINATIONS.1 am very pleased to reportsome out standing results in the Natal Senior Certificate examination. Of 66 entries on the Advanced Grade, 29 gained Merit and 51 University Matric passes. There was one failure. There were 36 subject distinctions, 13 in Mathematics and 9 in Additional Maths. The following achievements are worthy of mention: J. Wallace 5 A's, 1 B and an 'A* aggregate C.Foster 3 A's,2B's and a 'B' aggregate A. Dickens 2 A's,3 B's and a 'B' aggregate G. Meth 3 A's and a 'B' aggregate R. Pattinson 3 A's, and a 'B' aggregate D.Phelp 3 A's, and a 'B' aggregate B. Robinson 2 A's,2 B's and a 'B' aggregate In all there were 1 A and 9B aggregates. On the Ordinary grade 10 boys passed out of eleven and there were two distinctions, one in Mathematics and one in Afrikaans. The one failure was a boy who failed Standard 9 but was promoted on the score of age. Details of results are as follows: Advanced Level SM (merit)... 29 51 passed with Matric Exemption SM 22 S 12 (2x'D';4x'El';6x'E2') Con.'O' 2 Failed ....... 1 66 Ordinary Level Passed 10 (3 x'D';5 x TT;2 x'E2') Failed 1 11 (Subject Distinctions-2) NATAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE-^Advanced' Level Results 1965-1970 Year No. of Entries % gaining Merit Passes % gaining Matric Exemption % gaining 'Certifi cate' % gaining Condoned '0'Pass % Failing 1965 56 16,1 37,5 54,0 12,5 16,1 1966 73 19,1 64,3 30,1 2,7 2.7 1967 82 29.2 63.9 26,8 4,9 4,9 1968 55 27,2 74,5 16,5 5.4 3.6 1969 68 39,9 6D.3 30.9 5.9 2,9 1970 66 43.9 77.3 18,2 3,0 1.5 2, Service of Thanksgiving. Despite bad weather this Service was attended by a large numberoffriends oftheschool. The most impressive order, drawn up by the Chaplain, the Rev. David Buwalda, especially for the occasion was con ducted by the Chairman of the District and himself. We were greatly honoured to have the President of Conference, the Rev. Dr. C. Edgar Wilkinson, to deliver the address. It is a happy co-incidence that Dr. Wilkinson, himself an Old Boy and a former member of Staff, should be President in our Jubilee year. T. A. TURTON SCHOLARSHIP FOR LEADERSHIP. I am very pleased to record with gratitude the establishment of the T. A. K. Turton Scholarship at Kearsney. Mr. Turcon, an elderly retired farmer from Kenya now living at Hillcrest, is keenly interested in leadership training among our young people,i am pleased that he has agreed to establish a leadership scholarship of R400 per annum at Kearsney.This scholarship has been awarded to Ian Webster,in Form Va. PRESENTATION OF ORIGINAL BY EINAR FORSETH.The College has been fortunate in being presented with an original by Einar Forseth. This painting is the original from which one of the windows in the Coventry Cathedral was designed. Apartfrom its historical association,it is a work of considerable value. We are indebted to Mrs. D.Brosnihan, a former member of the Mathematics department for this wonderful gift. Mrs. Brosnihan, who left us at the end of the second term, presented the painting as a parting gesture. KITCHEN RENOVATION. During the July holidays the new kitchen floor was laid by Mr. R. W. Paeper. While this work was under way arrangements were made for the installation of one oil and two gas stoves. The renovations havecompletely transformed the appear ance of the kitchen and the new stoves have contributed con siderably towards an improvement in the catering. Sister Beaton, as Matron of the Sanatorium, has already reported a general improvement in the health of the boys resulting from the higher standard ofcleanliness in the kitchen and courtyard. Mr. Paeper is to be congratulated on the quality of his workmanship and the expeditious manner in which he carried out the modifications, despite the disadvantage of having limited time at his disposal. BUS. The New Mercedes bus, constructed to seat 59 passengers, which was delivered at the beginning of the term, has greatly relieved the problem of transporting our teams to their sporting fixtures.It is an imposing vehicle ofwhich Kears ney may well be proud. SWIMMING BATH. A tender for the replacement of the existing filter plant from Messrs. Edward L. Bateman has been accepted and work commenced in the third quarter. GOLDEN JUBILEE - 1. Open Day. On Saturday, 1st May,the school was open to parents. Old Boys and friends from 9.00-5 p.m. Exhibitions, displays and demonstrations involving practically every field of school activity were on view. Teas, both morning and afternoon, and an excellent buffet lunch, were provided for a large crowd of visitors. It is estimated that throughout the day the school was visited by about 1000 guests,who were most impressed by what was on view. Open Day wasthe resultofexcellentteam-work and pain staking effort on the part of Staff and boys extending over many weeks. It is also an indication of the fine sense of esprit de corps that exists at the College this year. iiiii mmiy i milFGE 1 m i The New Bus CAREERS AND ADMINISTRATIVE WING. Thanks to a most generous gift of RIO000from the Huletts Corpora tion Ltd., it was possible to start building operations on 1st July. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the Corporation for this truly magnificent gesture on their part. I am very pleased to report that the Provincial Executive Committee has also approved our application for a capital grant of over R9000. These two gifts will go a long way to wards meeting the total cost of the building. The new wing makes provision for very necessary accom modation for the administrative staff, counselling rooms, records and store-rooms. Despite several delays in the supply

of materials it is hoped that the wing will be ready for occu pation in time for the beginning of the first quarter next year. The importance of the Careers and Counselling depart ment is becoming more and more apparent. Its function is not confined simply to advise boys on the choice of their future careers, but it will fulfil an increasingly important role in the selection of curricula and the choice of subjects under the new mi m im ijThe New Wing four-tier system of education which is shortly to be imple mented. 1 should like to quote from a recent statement by Dr. G. Hosking, Deputy Director of Education (Planning) in Natal,made during a recent press interview. After stating that the Natal Education Department is already negotiating with the University of Natal on courses to equip guidance teachers, he wenton tosay,"Schoolcounsellors are going to be an essen tial part of the new system. They will be essential at all levels and will keep contact with pupils throughout their school careers assisting with all kinds of problems, although their main function will be related to selection of courses." I am sure our parents will be pleased to know that Kearsney is in the van of this new development,having the qualified staff and facilities necessary for a full-time guidance depart ment. CHAPEL.The Guild, whose membership totals 106, has had a busy year, tbe most important feature being the visit of 12 of out senior boys to the Christian Leadership Camp at Eston, known as Camp Jonathan. An illustrated talk by Mr.Allan Adamsofthe Rustenberg Mission so impressed Guild members that a sum of R20 was collected as a spontaneous gesture towards this worthy cause. A visit by members of the Guild to Epworth proved most popular with the girls and boys alike. These annual visits have become one of the features of the year's programme. Another highlightofthe Guild programme wasthe talk by Dr. Halley Stott and the visit by Guild members to the Valley Trust. At the end of August the Rev. David Buwalda left us to continue his studies at Yale University. We thank him for his services as Chaplain over the last three years and wish him every success in the United States. We also congratulate him most sincerely on his recent engagement to Miss Trish Massingham and wish them both every happiness for the future. PART II Mr. Chairman, As we advance into the Seventies it is inevitable that the proposed new system of education up to pre-University level in the Republic will have far reaching effectsfor private schools such as ours. Prominence has been given in tbe press to the new four-tier organisation ofinfant,primary,lowerand higher secondary stages, each covering a period of three years. The system also makes provision for a wider choice of subjects in the school curriculum, rhus allowing for the child whose talents lie in directions other than those provided for in the present academic range. For University Entrance it will be possible for some courses to be taken at standard levels, provided tbat the minimum higher level requirements are met in certain basic compulsory subjects. I have outlined only very briefly some aspects of the pro posed re-organisation as time does not permit me to go into further detail.The main pointat issue,however,is how private schools are to meet the changes that are envisaged. With the advent of this four-tier system it may be neces sary to review the present policy relating to the stage of entry to the senior schools. If it is found possible to retain present conditions, considerable modifications will be necessary in both the preparatory and senior school curricula, as it may become increasingly difficult for us in the senior schools to adjust our organisation to cater for an entry from the Depart mental schools in Standard 5 and the Preparatory schools in Standard 7. The solution to this problem can be found only when the full implications of the new system are apparent. It is interesting to record that for many years Kearsney has taken a group of boys in Standard 5 so that internal adjustmentto the new system in our case will be comparatively easy. One of the effects, however, will probably be greater overall comperition for entry, which in turn could mean a raising ofgeneral standards. The second problem arising from the provision ofa wider curriculum will be the cost involved. As early as 1963 we at Kearsney investigated the possibility of extending our courses to make provision for subjects of a more practical nature and with this end in view I visited the United Kingdom in 1964 to study the system ofComprehensive Education as it was then applied. Unfortunately the capital outlay for such modifica tions was way beyond the tesources available and we were forced to postpone the implementation of the scheme. It appears now that time is catching up with us and we are once again faced with this problem which is now becoming more urgent. The protess of education in this present age is advancing at such a phenomenal pace that use has to be made of the widest range of audio-visual and electronic aids. As yet we in South Africa have not felt the full impact of this pressure, but in most of the European countries and the United States the computer is becoming an item of standard equipment in school education. The advent of television, no matter what out personal opinion of this medium of communication may be, will have a profound effect on education in the Republic and we shall have to face the full implications of its introduction. At Kearsney our immediate requirements to meet the demands of the new system include a larger reference library for individual scholar research as a basis for project work,a resources centre with its reservoir of electronic and visual-aid equipment designed to serve the needs of all departments. As ancilliaries to this centre, provision must also be made fot Art, Music and the practical subjects. Another comparatively new teaching process in which I have been interested for some time is that of "team teaching" whereby an expert in a par ticular field gives simultaneous instruction to a whole form group on a selected section of the syllabus. This instruction is followed up by detailed study in smaller class units in the nor mal way or by personal project work. Many of the depattmental schools are already being planned to make provision for such instruction. Kearsney has a proud record for keeping up with modern trends- may I make bold to remind you that we were the first school in the Republic to install a Language Laboratory, the first in Natal to introduce a Reading Laboratory and probably the first private school in the Republic to have a separate and fully staffed Careers and Counselling department. We cannot afford at this stage to ignore new challenges for to do so will mean that we shall be left in the backwaters as the wave of educational progress surges forward. To meet these challenges we shall require considerable funds for capital equipment, and tbe need for these funds becomes an immediate problem. In this our Jubilee year I would like to leave a thought with our parents and friends who have opened their hearts and pocketsso generously in the past. The grandstand project, which was initiated in the first in stance by a small group of enthusiastic parents, developed into a major undertaking whereby parents, friends and Old Boys raised R26000 in less than two years. Such is the gene rosity and goodwill we enjoy at Kearsney. I can only hope that the thoughts that I have shared with you today may once again spark off your enthusiasm so that your sons now and those who are to follow may have the opportunity ofenjoying the best that education has to offer. Kearsney may be justly proud of her achievements over the past five decades. It is my earnest prayer that her future progress will be even more spec tacular tban that of the past.

It has been a great privilege for me to distribute the prizes on this the Kearsney College Golden Jubilee Speech Day. I thank you, Mr. Chairman,and you, Mr. Headmaster,for the honour you have given me, an Old Boy, on this day of celebration of a milestone in the school's history. When I accepted your invitation, I did so conscious of the fact that you were honouring not only one particular Old Boy but also the whole body of Old Boys,many of them far more accomplished and certainly with more distinguished records than mine. At the outset,congratulations should be the order ofthe day. Firstly,to the prize winners, who hy their diligence and application, have singled themselves out in a competitive environ mentas young men oftalent who have used their talents. Competition for prizes is rather differ ent now from what it was when I matriculated 41 years ago. Then one had only to beat three others to be dux of the school! The whole senior school of 1930 could have been conveyed in the magnificent new school bus given you by a practical, and indulgent, Board of Governors! Well done, all you prize winners! Secondly,I add my personal congratulations to the Headmaster,Staff, Parents and Boys on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee. As a Governor,I could not very well congratulate the Board, Mr. Chairman, but our old friend of many years, Mr. Max Oram,did that very thing so eloquently and inimitably on Founder's Day. Finally,Mr.Headmaster,all of us congratulate you on the wonderful year of achievement on which you have reported so fully today.You have ably led this great school for yet another year ofsolid accomplishments and progress,and proved yourselfthe peer of your distinguished predecessors, Matty Matterson and Stanley Osier. Keep on with the good work,Jimmy-we are all proud of you,and need you. On a deeply personal note,.thank you very much,Mr.Headmaster,for the sentiment that prompted you to give me the special privilege of presenting this year's award of the S. B. Theunissen Memorial Prize for Perseverance. The endowment of this prize recognised the fact that the backbone of the school is made up of excellent types of solid, conscientious and dutiful boys who persevere in their studies but do not normally receive recognition at prize giving functions. As an educator turned industrialist,I have decided to talk to you from the point of view of the manager/educator. After reminding you of the changing times in which we live, 1 plan to share some of my experience in identifying managerial talent (call it business leadership if you will) touching briefly on careers guidance. Then a few thoughts on what we require from the universities, and if time permits,on the frustrations that impatient young graduates often face whn entering the environment of middle and top management. My conclusion will relate to luck and opportunity. I am too practical to think that I'll solve any problems-only George Bernard Shaw could say:"I have solved practically all the pressing questions of our time, but they keep on being propounded just as if I never existed." We live in an age which calls for managers with enthusiasm for the challenge of change. As Professor Kiewiet has said "the negotiation of change is the greatest challenge be fore us.To resist change is to run the risk of becoming its victim." Yet it is a well-known prin ciple of management that Man tends to resist change. We need men who are willing and able to become involved with the "unknowns"of the future-who view past experience and the status quo in the present only as a springboard for grappling with the future. Men with a kind of sixth sense about what lies "on the other side ofthe hill"-men with vision tolook further ahead than merely the next year ortwo.Thefuture needs young managers-as well as old timers with young minds-imbued with a dynamicsense of entrepreneurial mission. There has been an acceleration in the speed of change,and with it has come an increasing mystery. Mr. Warren Weaver of the Rockefeller Foundation has put it very well;"As science learns one answer,it learns several new questions. It is as though scientists were working in a huge forest ofignorance making an ever larger circular clearing within which things are clear. But as the circle of knowledge becomes larger and larger the circumference ofour contact with ignorance becomes longer and longer." A generation ofimpatient young men(some call them "angry")have entered the business scene during the past five years or so.There is a vitality in this generation which augurs well for the future. They have ambition,energy and enthusiasm.They have ability and the willingness to seek opportunity.Their horizons are wider.They havegrown up in an era ofradical change. Not only do they accept change, but they are impatient to create change. If adaptability to change is a major criterion in the management specification of the next two decades,top management has good human material in these impatient young men:they can adapt to change because they have known nothing else! How does one identify managerial talent? KEARSNEY COLLEGE GOLDEN JUBILEE Speech Day Address by Mr. A. B. Theunissen

The risk factor must be accepted when making decisions involving the potential of people for effective management practice in the future. There are no hard and fast guidelines about the future, nor indeed about how well individuals will meet growth standards under changing conditions. These can only be assumed. In my view the risk factor in a people identification decision of this nature is exactly the same as in any other management decision. It requires careful analysis ofthe changing job and man specifications; reasoned forecasting of changing conditions, problems and needs in the future; courage to decide; and finally positive action against specific developmental objec tives, scheduled and followed through aggressively to a conclusion. I believe there are no short-cuts in this:Identification mustessentially be based on analysis and evaluation of a candidate's pattern of successful accomplishmentfrom his earliest history all the way up the career ladder. Achievement and leadership in the school years, in military service,in university,and in extramural activities are all helpful predictors.Psychological test ing administered by qualified psychologists could be better utilised to assist in early identifica tion. In practice, growth and success patterns in the past are usually fairly reliable indicators of future potential for growth and successful accomplishment. One note ofcaution: academic achievement is not an exclusive yardstick in measuring managerial potential. Kearsney College is to be congratulated on the steps it has taken in the field ofcareers guid ance. In these sophisticated, competitive and specialised days, advice and guidance should most properly commence at school, based on the careful analysis to which I have referred. The new careers block is nearing completion and the master in charge is held in high esteem. The Natal Provincial Executive and a well-known sugar firm have given a good lead in provid ing two-thirds of the funds for the building. Forecasting is not an exact science; more so in the case of"people"forecasting. Manage ment should take a leaf from the military. Successful commanders throughout history could "see over the hill".They developed a sixth sense,aided by all the intelligence information avail able, to predict the lie of the land on the other side of the hill, and the problems and oppor tunities inherent in the situation. Management,to be successful, must develop this sixth sense for forecasting future "people" needs, aided by all the techniques and information they can secure. In the military sphere, mobilisation is more often than not a survival exercise. Let us learn something more from the military. In organising and training an army, speed is essential to survival. Leaders must be identified and developed speedily. Identification of leadership traits is based on psychological testing,superior-subordinate appraisal,aptitude and skill testing and the ability to get things moving. If the identification proves to be wrong the young cadet is redeployed. If he makes the grade, the youngster finds himself guiding the destinies of older men fighting for survival. At the same time he fits in with older officers with very few relation ship problems arising from age or experience differentiation. Why is the army so successful and why should this present aproblem in the business sphere? Is it because of the compelling reasons for survival faced by an army? What is the ideal"man"specification for identifying management potential? I cannot go into detail but will briefly stress these important criteria; (i) A disciplined mind;educability,and,if possible,a'complete'and balanced university education. (ii) A questioning mind and healthy dissatisfaction with status quo; adaptability to change and flexibility. (iii) Tbe capacity for empathy - the ability to cope with the emotional reactions that inevitably occur when people work together in an organisation. (iv) Mental and physicalenergy and drive;enthusiasm and an inclination forinvolvement. (v) The skill plus the will to grow through achievement and challenge. (vi) Courage and decisiveness. (vii) A sense of humour and emotional maturity. (viii) Integrity -the ability to trust and be trusted. (ix) Vision-ability "to see over the hill". Having identified talent, management people must be developed. As in identification of talent, there are a few short-cuts in "people" development. Managers develop through added knowledge and the challenge of theory against problems and opportunities in practice. In short, managers learn by doing. The in-company development process can be speeded up considerably if the candidate's pre-career education is broad, but oriented in part towards the endeavours of business enter prises. I am convinced that a great deal could be achieved in speeding up the development of a new generation of young managers if schools, universities, and other educational institutions could be motivated by industry, commerce and state agencies to analyse objectively their traditional approaches and where necessary to update these to cater more directlv for their "markets".

Looking at education from a business leader's point of view,the universities have,in edu cation, a marketable commodity to offer to fill the needs of two customer groups whose requirements are in a way almost indivisible: (a) The student,and (b) the employer of this student when he is a graduate. Let's analyse this a little: The student's needs from education in the long term go beyond the mere disciplining of the mind;he needs in addition the kind of mental equipment and background knowledge that will enable him through accomplishment on the job,to meet his satisfaction needs throughout his working career.He invests time,money and effort(in varying degrees)during his university career in the acquisition of the marketable commodity offered in return by the university. In the long term he expects,as a customer,a return on his investment in terms ofincome from investment,challenge,job satisfaction,growth opportunity and worthwhile accomplishment. What does the other group of customers, namely business, require from the "product" marketed by the university? Business requires practical people with analytical, creative and dynamic minds, a broad background knowledge related to specialised functional areas in the organisation. Business requires people who can get things done in a practical way with and through other people. Resultsin business are obtained by exploiting opportunities,not by solv ing problems. Business therefore needs people with the perceptual skills needed to identify problems and the ability to find and exploit opportunities. May I emphasise that the criterion for return on investment for both these"customers"is practical accomplishment. In this context the customers' requirements are not fully met in graduate education because the universities are often product-oriented and not sufficiently customer-oriented. A pre-occupation with problem-solving and decision-making in formal management education tends to distort managerial growth because it over-develops an indi vidual's analytical ability butleaves under-developed his ability to take action and to getthings done. The requirements of business call for a conditioning to dynamic change from the earliest stages of people development and this is where the university has its biggest challenge: to set the climate for change in the approach of their students to continuous change in practice in their future careers. This calls for constant review and updating of syllabus coverage to incor porate new techniques and tools of business management, e.g. the computer as a tool of management in planning, control and co-ordination. How regularly are subject syllabi reviewed in practice? Generally in a company one finds two main problem areas in the field of management development: (1) The group of senior executives and those just below them, and (2) the bigger problem-those impatient young men with their tremendous knowledge, big ambitions but little experience. The seniors are there because of experience, or the progression of years, or exposure to management problems,or(dare I say it?) family connections.Some ofthem are perhaps living in the past. The problem is to broaden their views, to make them more dynamic in their approach and to create a climate where their subordinates can learn new tricks in their area of control. The problem ofthe senior group and the group ofimpatient young men can besummed up as the problem ofage imbalance. Wise managements recognise that the tremendous knowledge ofthese young men(particularly ifthey have a post-graduate degree in business administration) is an asset and not a challenge. Their knowledge is a resource and not a threat. What is needed is a change in the outlook and attitude ofthe older managersto these resources ofknowledge.It is vital to create a situation where everyone,right down from the top,accepts the challenge of welding together theknow ledge of youth and the experience of age. Good luck to all of you,in whatever direction your careers take you in the coming decades ofaccelerating change.It is said thatluck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. All ofus who have been privileged to attend this greatschool do our bestto live up to theschool motto -"Carpe diem"-"Seize the opportunity". I doubt whether the full quotation from Horace's Ode is so acceptable a business maxim - "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero" - "Seize the opportunities of the present trusting as little as possible in what is to come". I therefore commend the thought of preparation to you all. With preparation and oppor tunity you can certainly trust in what is to come. Mr.Chairman,out ofdeference to your high calling,I conclude with the manager's prayer in these times of change:"God give me the courage to change what should be changed. The serenity to accept what cannot be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other." 9

AWARDS 1971 (Recipients of Honours have previously been awarded Colours) 'Indicates re-award ACADEMIC AWARDS Honours Form VI: J. de la Rey Nel. Colours Form VI: K. H.T. Barrow, M.I. Blumberg,''' G. Cliff,"' L. Coleman,"' M. R. Jollands, B. H. Maister, J. D. Morison, J. de la Rey Nel,'^' B. C. S. Robinson,'''' M. J. Simon, D. J. Tessel. Colours Vorm V: S. J. Beningfield, R. Fienberg, R. P. Kraus, R. L'Etang, G. E. Pilkington, C. T. Scorgie, W. M. van der Merwe, 1. K. Webster. CULTURAL AWARDS Honours: M. C. N. Shum,'^ N. P. Young. Colours: R. P. Kraus, C. J. Lind Holmes, A. D. Lloyd, J. D. Morison. RECOGNITION OF SERVICE E.E. Kahn, C. A. Lane. SPORTS AWARDS ATHLETICS Honours: M. Halliday, R. Hopkins. Colours: G. Bowden, B. Irwin, G. Pilkington, B. Pooley, G. Russell, P. Stockil. CRICKET Honours:M.Bester, J.Immelman. Colours: G. Harrison, J. Knight, W. van Zyl. HOCKEY Colours: G. Calverley, R. Heenan, H. Moore. RUGBY Honours: M. Halliday, J. Immelman. Colours: G. Alcock, M. Hall, M. Jollands, L. Slabbert, H. Staples, A. Stueland, W. van Zyl, G. von (jlehn, D. Walker. SHOOTING Colours: M.van der Riet. SQUASH Honours:M.Bester. Colours: R. Heenan, I. Holding, C. Kaplan, D. McGibbon,D. Mitchell. SWIMMING Honours:M.Jollands. Colours: A. Goldman, A. Tucker, G. Weddell. TENNIS Honours: M.Engelbrecht. Colours: E. Coll, P. Engelbrecht, D. Hooper. SIXTH FORM PRIZES 28th September 1971 1. Patrick Moore Memorial Shield and Prize for Physical Science: A. D. Smith. 2. Mathematics: A. D. Smith. 3. Latin: A. D.Smith. 4. Ben Milner Prize for Biology: J. de la Rey Nel. 5. Afrikaans: J. de la Rey Nel. 6. William and Susan Jones Prize for English: B. H. Maister. 7. Hindson Memorial Prize for English Liter ature: P. A. Hotz. 8. Pottery: G.D. Knell. 9. Perseverance and Progress Prize - Ordinary Grade:S. R. Hughes. 10. S. B. Theunissen Memorial Prize for Per severance: D.N. Walker. 11. Headmaster's Prize for 'Special Service': M.D.Davies. ORDER PRIZES Third on Year: M. R. Jollands. Second on Year: J. de la Rey Nel. Eirst on Year(Dux of the School): A. D. Smith. HONOUR AWARDS For Academic Achievement: J. de la Rey Nel. For Squash: M. V. B. Bester. For Athletics: M.R. Halliday. FINAL PRIZE-GIVING 2nd December 1971 CROSSCOUNTRY Senior Inter-House:Gillingham(P.L.W.Walker. Junior Inter-House: Gillingham (G.R. Stroebel). Junior Individual: H. M. S. Russell. Under 13 Inter-House: Pembroke. Under 13 Individual: R. C. Golding. SHOOTING Inter-House (Derek Robbins Trophy): Einningley(M.R. van der Riet). Senior Championship (Ken Trotter Shield): J. H.von Sorgenfrei. Ivan Bjorkman Cup (Highest Average during the Year): J. H. von Sorgenfrei, M.F. Gillespie. Junior Championship (Ernest Ashby Memorial Cup): T. J. Staples. SQUASH Carrington Trophy (for most improved player of the year): B. J. Lovell-Shippey. Junior Championship: R. E. Cox. Senior Championship: M. V. B. Bester. Rodda Trophy (for Annual Matches played between the School and the Old Boys): Kearsney (M. V. B. Bester, capt.). TENNIS Junior Doubles Championship: M. M.Goodall and G.W.Hudson. Junior Singles Championship (Coll Salver): M.Engelbrecht and E. Coll. Junior Singles Championship (George Hulett Cup): R. D. Nathan. Senior Doubles Championship (Coll Salver): M.Engelbrecht and E. Coll. Senior Singles Championship (Polkinghorne Cup): M.P. Engelbrecht. Denness Trophy (for Maritzburg Inter-Schools League): Kearsney (M. P. Engelbrecht, capt.). 10