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0»^ £arpe Kearsney Chronicle 1981 Kearsney College, Botha's Natal, South Africa. March 1982.

Bocird of Governors 1982 CHAIRMAN *Dr G.W. Shuker Kearsney near Stanger VICE-CHAIRMAN *Rev Professor V.J. Bredenkamp Pietermaritzburg Mr D.W. Barker Umzinto Mr J.H. Charter Benrose, Johannesburg Mr K.C. Comins Sandton, Johannesburg Mr D.D. Morgan Umhianga Rocks Mr H. Newton-Walker Potchefstroom *Mr T.A. Polkinghorne Canelands *Mr I.G.B. Smeaton Kearsney, near Stanger Mr A,B. Theunissen Norwood, Johannesburg *Mr D.V. Thompson Verulam 'Rev C. Wilkins Durban KEARSNEY COLLEGE OLD BOYS'CLUB REPRESENTATIVES 'Mr E.S.C. Garner Maidstone Mr D.A. Hopewell Howick THE PRESIDENT OF CONFERENCE(EX OFFICIO) Rev G. Kirkby THE CHAIRMAN OF NATAL COASTAL DISTRICT(EX OFFICIO) Rev Dr D, Veysie THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PINETOWN CIRCUIT(EX OFFICIO) Rev M,J. Eddy SECRETARY(EX OFFICIO) DURBAN Mr D. Murray HEADMASTER (EX OFFICIO) Mr E.C.W. Silcock 'indicates membership of the Executive Committee 2

Members of Teaching Staff at Kearsney College during 1981 Headmaster — Mr E.C.W. Silcock Deputy Headmaster — Mr J.W. Storm Senior Master — Mr R.D. Blamey Senior Master; Housemaster: Haley House — Mr J.L. Hall Housemaster: Pembroke House — Mr C. Diedericks Housemaster: Gillingham House — Mr A.R.C. Townshend Housemaster: Finningley House — Mr B. Williams Mr T.G. Allen Mr M. Bradley Mr A.M. Bromley-Gans Rev. D. Buwalda Mr F. Cocks Mr L.P. Daniels Mr M.J. de Beer Mr K. Decker Mr J. Farran Mr K.G. Fish Mrs H. Gibson Mr M. Griffiths Mrs S. Griffiths Mr J.M. Harper Mrs B. Jaffray Mr L. Kassier Mrs H. Kode Mr R. Lamplough Mrs A. Lees Mr M. Lees Mr M. Myhill Mr P.A.T. Ratcliffe Mrs J. Ratcliffe Mrs J. Reynolds Mr W.B. Schumann Mr J. Strydom Mr P.O. Taylor Mr M.A. Thiselton Mr B. Tucker Mr M. Vassard Mr C. Walters Mrs R. Walters Mr M. Wolstenholme Mr L.P. Zaayman

I'-., em m i F'I 1 • ■ .n' »• % u a <1 ■ * ■ ■ * Prelude lo the week: Monday Assembly. From the Headmaster A Diamond Jubilee is always an occasion for celebration and congratulation and our sixtieth year has been successful in many ways. The boys have been conscious of this being a special year and they have performed with just that little extra effort to make it a distinguished year too. The celebrations are reported elsewhere in this Chronicle and while we are fortunate enough to be in the school to receive the congratulations we must not forget the many staff, parents and boys who have worked so hard for Kearsney in the past.They receive our thanks for laying the firm foundations on which the school is built and for handing down the customs and traditions which mean so much to us all. I have enjoyed this year in all aspects of the school and I have been especially pleased by the successes of the seniors in academic, cultural and sporting spheres. The examples they have set will surely set targets for thejuniors to beat and wecan only go from strength to strength. We who will be here in 1982now have to get our heads down to tackle the nextfew years so that others,looking back on ourtime at Kearsney,will say "They kept on building". We cannot rest on anyone else's laurels. E.C.W. Sllcock

'i alHin4iiSsi*« iWIrWbIrb ...-jJK%F'sc:jitaii!T.ipm [«■ m -f' ■ PiltewS < ' >:SSN' ■ m m . Pretects 1981 Back Row: Gibson, P.; Baker. J.; Wells, R.; Dicks, L.: McNeill, P.: Koenig, J-C. Middle Row: Garner, M.: James. 8.; Bowmaker, P.: Whlttield, de SI Pern- i4,; Charier, C.; Wisharl, C. Seated (lell to righl): Halse, G.: Taylor. S.P.: Polkinghorno. D. (Head Boy): Mr C. Sitcock (Headmasler): Ethelston, D.: Meaker. A. Natal Senior Certificate Examination 1981 SUMMARY OF RESULTS Natal Senior Certificate witti Matriculation Exemption 62 Natal Senior Certificate wittiout Matriculation Exemption 27 Eailed to gain a certificate 2 91 7 boys wtio entered for Matriculation Exemption tailed to actiieve it. 'A' aggregate (above 80%) — 5 Barrett, D.H.; Polkinghorne, D.A.; Skottowe, P.N.; Taylor, M.J.C,; Koenig, J-C. 'B' Aggregate (70% — 79%) — 15 Bowmaker, P.A.; Boyce, D.A.; Davies, N.J.; Dicks, L.; Gibson, P.B.; Marrier d'Unienville, M.E.X.; Pilling, G.M.; Pons, D.W.; Smith, I.T.; Taylor, D.M.C.; Taylor, S.A.; Tedder, S.J.; Townshend, A.M.; von Sorgentrei, M.B.; Wyatt, J.C. 'C Aggregate (60% — 69%) — 19 Adams, M.J.; Bath, I.M.; Blignaut, H.R.; Brokensha, P.P.; Coppin, B.A.; Darley-Waddilove, M.F.; Dixon, J.G.P.; Elliott, T.G.; Ethelston, D M.; Green, G.M.; Grohovaz, J.; Larsen, W B. ; McNeill, P.D.; Nash, A.R.; Stone, K.A.; Thiselton, D.C.; Webber, B.O.; Whittield, A.K.; Wright, C.M. TOTAL; 39 Subject Distinctions TOTAL; 20 4 'A's Barrett, D.A. (Maths, Biology, Physical Science, Geography) and Additional Maths 3 'A's Polkinghorne, D.A. (Maths, Biology, Physical Science) 2 'A's Dicks, L. (Biology, Physical Science); Taylor, M.J.C. (English, Geography); Taylor, S.A. (Maths, Physical Science) 1 'A' Darley-Waddilove, M.F. (Geography); Green, G.M. (Maths (S)); James, B.R. (English (S)); Marrier d'Unienville, M.E.X. (French); Skottowe, P.N. (Physical Science); Smith, I.T. (English); Wyatt, J.C. (Afrikaans).

Staff News: 1981 The end of 1981 saw several changes on the Kearsney Staff, and while there were not so manythatthe school would suffer unduly, we nevertheless have said farewell to a number of old friends. In the Art Department, Hazel Kode and Bea Jaffrey have both been part of Kearsney for many years, and in that time they saw their sons pass through the school. Both are now leaving,Hazelto enjoy retirement and Beato continue her work in Fine Art at the University of Natal, Pietermarltzburg. We also say farewell to Waldo and Judy Schumann, who have been at Kearsney for some five years. There is further reference to the Schumanns in another part of this magazine. Rose and Cliff Walters left Kearsney to return to the United Kingdom in 1981. Their contributions both as teachers, and Cliff's enthusiasm on the sportsfield, have ensured that they leave many friends at Botha's Hill. Mark Bradley and his family have moved from the world of teaching to the world of industry. The Bradleys now live in Rustenberg in the Transvaal. The Sanatorium,and those boys who passed through it, will missthe gentle ministrations of Sister Gillian Fisher. Sister Fisher is now settled in Amanzimtoti. The office was sad to see the departure of Dulcie Blackboard in 1981,and we wish her some real rest now that Ron is mendedl There were several changes in the Latin department in 1981, and with the departure of Julie Wilson, we were fortunate to be able to call upon the wisdom of Mr Jack Reece, who returned to do some teaching, especially to the Sixth Form. For his invaluable assistance, many thanks! In the office, we were fortunate to gain the services of Mrs Agnes Potter. Her calmness belies the many demands made upon her. There were several new memberson the teaching staff, and we make mention of the following: From Zimbabwe, the families Griffiths, Ratcliffe and Wolstenholme arrived at the College. Mike Griffiths is now teaching Biology, while his wife. Sheila, has helped especially in French teaching in 1981. Mr Phil Ratcliffe has joined the Maths department, and we were lucky to be able to call upon his wife, Jean, to help In the teaching of Maths and English. Mr and Mrs Martin Wolsten holme came to the college, with Mr Wolstenholme teaching mathemat ics. In addition, a new department was started at the college in 1981, when Mr John Farren established the Zulu department; in addition he has done some English teaching. Mrs Myhill joined the growing company of staff wives who helped during the year,asshe has taught some Erench and History. Finally, we enjoyed the company of Mr Keith Garrett,who did his science teaching practice at the College.We look forward fo his return in 1982. A Kearsney wedding is always a special occasion. This was certainly so in the marriage of Renee Storm, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jan Storm,to Rob Alcock. The wedding took place in the Kearsney Chapel. The best wishes of the staff go to Renee and Rob. In terms of 'children born', 1981 has been a relatively quiet year for the Kearsney staff! There have been two arrivals — both girls — one to the Bromley-Gans family, and the second to the Vassard family. Welcome, both! Several staff members enjoyed long leave this year. Alistair Thiselton departed the sublime airs of Botha's Hill and invaded the Antipodes. He thoroughly enjoyed his time in Australia and New Zealand. Andrew Sixth Form 1981 MR aWiSlIM HtmiemK VihlMmmvaiw wriMBty-.a/ mi »1U ijrir tKWKiUlfTC -■Wife

Bromley-Gans and Fred Cocks both took a shortened long leave. We welcome their return in 1982. Shortly after spending some time away from Kearsney on long leave, Ron Blackboard was admitted to Grey's Hospital where he underwent a hip operation. Despite the severity of the operation, all Is now well and his return to the College will be especially welcomed. Finally, those who remember with affection the presence of fylr and Mrs Bill Luttley on the Kearsney staff, will be sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Stella Luttley at the end of 1981 . There are many pupils who will be grateful for the enjoyment and love of art she instilled in those she taught while she was on our staff. CyfpE ottjt Farewell: Mr WaldoSchumcinn Kearsney was sorry to sayfarewell to Mr Waldo Schumann, his wife, Judy, and their children, during 1981 . Mr Schumann has taught at Kearsney for some five years. In the course of that time he took control of the Mathematics Department. Amongst many of the important contributions Waldo has made to the College has been the introduction of Computer Sciences as an additional academic course In the curriculum. The Importance of this Introduction Is attested to by the growing number of pupils who are taking it. In addition, his skills as a squash player and coach, as well as being the guiding light behind the Mountain Club, and more appropriate to the metaphor, the Camera and Photo graphic Society, will be missed. So too will the invaluable assistance of his wife, Judy, who spent much of her time at Kearsney teaching Science and Mathematics. The Schumanns have left Botha's Hill for Port Elizabeth, where they are starting a lens factory. We wish them every success in this departurefrom teaching. T.A. Prize Winners 1981 Cultural Colours LJ. Muller; B.C. Webber (Re-award) S.A. Taylor Academic Colours(Re-award) S.A. Taylor; D.A. Boyce; J-C. Koenig George McLeod Essay Prize G.J. Hagemann S.B. Theunissen Prize for Perseverance M.W. Gurr Cuiturai Coiours S.J. Tedder Afrikaans Prize S.J. Tedder Hindson Memoriai Prize for Engiish Literature J.C. Wyatt French Prize M.F. D'Unlenville Cuiturai Coiours I.T. Smith Art Prize I.T. Smith Wiiiiam and Susan Jones English Prize I.T. Smith William Crawford Memoriai Prize for History I.T. Smith Academic Colour(Re-award) I.T. Smith Headmaster's Prize for Speciai Services D.A. Polkinghorne Ben Milner Prize for Bioiogy (shared) D.A. Polkinghorne Academic Coiours(Re-award) D.A. Polkinghorne Alietson/Smith Award for Mathematics and the Mathematics Prize D.H. Barrett Patrick Moore Memoriai Shieid and the John Kinloch Memoriai Prize for Physicai Science D.H. Barrett Academic Honours D.H. Barrett Cuiturai Colours(Re-award) P.M. Skottowe Ben Milner Prize for Biology (shared) P.M. Skottowe Jack Reece Latin Prize P.M. Skottowe Academic Honours P.M. Skottowe DUX OF THE SCHOOL P.M. Skottowe

SpeechDay1981 Guest of Honour; Doctor the Honourable Gerritt Viljoe, Minister of National Education. Devotions It is customary on occasions suctn as ttiis to pay some attention to tine future, and I don't need to remind most of you ttiat for tfie past few weeks we have been reading Ezekiei — an expert on the subject of the future. We don't read the Bible — especially books like Ezekiei, for entertainment — we read humbly so that we may hear the word ofthe Lord for today. What I heard the Lord saying was that individuals and nations must pay the price for their stubbornness and stupidity, but they must also have faith — must be open to a new and better future,full of new life, freshness and invigoration that spills over to our neighbours. How do we view the future? Challenging? Frightening? Danger ous? I am somewhat encouraged to remember that the philosopher Whitehead said that "it is the business of the future to be dangerous". Now the worst way to go forward is with closed and fearful minds. Such individuals are negative, go on doing and thinking the same sort ofthing;or even worse they harden, they resist change, and become bound by habit and prejudice. In a way they have built a prison for themselves, and remind us of the saying that "Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed and permanently set". This can happen even to young minds. The better way to meet the future is by growing in mind and spirit — being alive to the leadings ofthe Spirit.Such is the enlightened mind, feeding on truth and hungering for more. The attitude is exemplified in one of the world's intellectuagliants. Sir Isaac Newton,who said"... to myself I seem to have been like a boy playing on the seashore... finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell ... whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me". Another giant — the Apostle Paul — put it this way as he considered the life God calls us to. Writing ofthe fullness of life, he continues:"It is not to be thought that I nave already achieved all this, I have not yet reached perfection, but I press on, hoping to take hold of that for which Christ once took hold of me. My friends, I do not reckon myselfto have got hold of it yet. All I can say is this: forgetting what is behind me, and reaching out for that which lies ahead, I presstowardsthe goal to win the prize which is God's calitothelife above. In Christ Jesus." This is a good formula for growth ... for facing the future. Let us pray. Almighty God, who art the source of all our life, grant us the power to advance in all things that are good. May we grow in vigour of body and in alertness and in strength of mind. May we grow in the life of theSpirit,in tolerance and understanding and above all in love. May we find the Abundant Life thou dost offer. May every talent thou hast entrusted to us be increased by faithful use.And in all our getting may we get wisdom — the vision to discern, and the purpose to follow after, the things that are of truest worth:through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen The Hon. U:OemI Viljoun seen in conveisation wilh IheHeadboy.DavidPoHinghorne(leltj. Phihp Skollowe,Dux olSchool,and the Headmaslei.Mi C. Silcock. /'

fjt-W' «i ip \o -li I.f .«T>§t ■; ¥ / V m m ■S. ■ m Mm ■..Z : -y ■y y ■s Mr J.H. Hopkins (Previous Headmasler), Dr G.W Shuker (Chairman ol the Board of Governors). Guest olHonour. Dr Gernt Vitjoen. and MrE.C.W. Sitcock (Headmasler). seen at Speech Day. SpeechDay 1981 ' I would suggest that a token of the measure of maturity we have achieved as a nation is manifested in our recognition that a natural outcome of our different languages, cultures and traditions is also to be found in healthy measure of competition and even tensiontension in a positive sense- between our two main language groups, i would suggest that this tension need not amount to conflict, but should be positively directed as a source of strength, spiritual energy and creativeness. ' So spoke Doctor The Honourable Gv. N. Viijoen, Minister of National Education, at the Annual prize Giving and Speech Day, on 25 September, 1981. Dr Viijoen built his broad-ranging commentary around the place of the private school in South African education. He traced the develop ment of schools such as Kearsney from the time when they were regarded with some suspicion, to the present, where their acceptance reflected the growth in political and social maturity of the country. While the State accepted respons ibility for school education, the Minister stated, there was increasing room for the private school , especially as innovator In meeting new challenges in education. In closing, the Minister called for man's acceptance of his fellow, and for people to 'respect each other for what we are: members of a Christian nation that has been called to meet the grave challenges of our age, united in a faith through which al l things are possible.' In response to these words, theHead Boy of the School, David Polkinghorne, thanked the Minister. In addition he issued a challenge to those who were sti l l to pass through Kearsney, to maintain a standard that would ensure the continuance of all that was worthwhile and positive.

Presentation Assembly ACADEMIC AWARDS Foundation for Education, Science and Tectinology Special Prize for actiievement in Mattiematics, Biology and Science in Form 4 L. Swanepoel Special Prize for actiievement in English and Afrikaans in Form 5 G.J. Hagemann CULTURAL AND SERVICE AWARDS Most Improved Junior Speaker (Carter Cup) RJ. Coll Best Junior Speaker of the Year(Jakubowicz Cup) A.J. Russell-Boulton Best Speech of the Year (Sutler Gore Cup) IT. Smith Recognition of Service Certificates; Scribes for Galas and Diving Competitions D.H. Barrett; P.J. Butterworth Projectionists, Public Address, Stage Lights, etc. G. Gray; W.G. Oram; N. Seton; B.H. Street i/c Cricket & Rugby Score Boards S.P. Barry 1st XI Scorer I.T. Smith Tuck Shop B.O. Webber Hanle Trophy (forCultural Activities) I.T. Smith & B.O. Webber SPORTS AWARDS ATHLETICS: Colours R.G, Lewis CRICKET: Inter-House Trophy Finningley CROSS COUNTRY: U.13 Individual Winner (Jeannot Cup) A.S. Hill U.13 Inter-House(Jeannot Cup) Pembroke U.15 Individual Winner (Calder Cup) S.M. Craig Junior Inter-House (Fourie Cup) Pembroke Senior Inter-House (Christian Cup) Finningley HOCKEY: The 1980 Cup for the most outstanding hockey player P. Logan SHOOTING: Junior Champion (Ernest Ashby Memorial Cup) C.A. Putz Colours(re-award) M.B. von Sorgenfrei Colours re-award & Honours W.A. Hohls Highest Average during the year (Ian Bjorkman Cup) W.A. Hohls Senior Champion (Ken Trotter Shield) M.B. von Sorgenfrei 10

Inter-House (Derek Robbins Cup) Pembroke SQUASH Colours — Re-awards to J.M. Baker; C.M. Garlick; A.C. Hudson; D.L. Thiselton Most Improved Player in the School(Carrington Cup) T. Deenik Junior Champion (Negus Cup) P.T. Hall Senior Champion (Old Boys Trophy) J.M. Baker Rodda Cup was won by the School in their match against the Old Boys this year J.M. Baker(Capt) TENNIS: Junior Singles Champion (George Huiett Trophy) A. Laight Senior Singles Champion (Polkinghorne Cup) J.M. Baker Senior Doubles Champion (Coil Trophy) M. Stefanutti; R.D. Wells WATER POLO: Colours D.M. Ethelstone; T.W, Emanuel; P.W. Bowmaker Awards 1981 The following awards were made at the Final Assembly,on 3 December 1981. CHESS; Snr. & Jnr, Champion. Ward Shield & Certificate of Merit: P.J. Andre SPORTS AWARDS:Water Polo Honours:T.W. Emanuel,D.M. Ethelston CRICKET COLOURS: P.B. Gibson (re-award), B.D.C. Logan (re-award), P.J. Logan (new award), M.J. Pearse (re-award). CRICKET HONOURS: B.D.C. Logan JACK HULETT SALVER FOR THE HOUSE PROVIDING THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PLAYERS IN ALL DIVISIONS: Finnlngley KING'S CUP FOR THE BEST ALLROUNDER: B.D.O. Logan FOSS BAT FOR THE MOST IMPROVED CRICKETER IN THE SCHOOL: A.E. Maybery CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE: Christian Leadership. P.J. Butterworth Academic Awards At the end of each year CERTIFICATES OF MERIT are awarded to boys who have done well in their particular Forms. Apartfrom coming top,they have to have high average marks. Form 1 1st R.B. Suckling 2nd J.M. Pens S.J. Wannenburgh Form 2 These were all above 80% 1st C.M. Dunsdon 2nd P.O. Burton 3rd A.J.T. Wilson 4th LE. Piper 5th R.J. Ttnornhill 6th A.J. Russell-Boulton Form 3A 1 St M.B. Rencken 2nd N.J. Shepherd 3rd M.N. Irvine Form 4D 1st D.G. Meaker Form 4B 1st I.M. Hayes (colours) 2nd J.C.K. Wieland 3rd P.J. Botes Form 4A 1 St L. Swanepoel (colours) 2nd J.P. Hanks (colours) 3rd P.D. Senior (colours) Colours for others In 4A J.T. Bennett R.S. Cazalet Form 5B 1st D.M. Schonenberg 2nd G.W. Milne Form 5A 1 St M. Wessels (colours re-award) 2nd G.J. Hagemann (colours re-award) 3rd J.S. Jaaback (colours re-award) Colours In Form 5: R.M. Laing(new award) Speciai Awards PARKES INTER-HOUSE SCHOLASTIC TROPHY: Gilllngham, 359,5; Finnlngley, 421,4; Pembroke,422,2 SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR:P.G. Gibson,J.C. Keonig, D.A. Polkinghorne EDWIN HENWOOD TROPHYFORTHE BOY WHO HAS SET THE BEST EXAMPLE TO THE SCHOOL: D.M. Ethelston E.C.W. Silcock Headmaster 11

■ H a ■■ 1 w w Open Day 1981 Towards the beginning ofthe year,an Open Day was held at the College so that visiting parents could form some idea of the daily functioning of the School. This eventformed part of the activities celebrating the School's Diamond Jubilee. The emphasis in holding such an open day was upon the daily life ofthe school. As such,there were displays of work in most classrooms, reflecting the academic life of the College. In addition there were displays by most of the Societies that operate from one week to another in the course of the school year.A large number of parents attended this event, and once they had viewed the various exhibits, they were able to watch the cricket match between Kearsney and Durban High School. Above:An interesting history of the College was presented in the Museum. Carpe oi^ Below: The Art Department mounted an impressive display on Open Day. m I m 12

VViPlR^ v-jSCT wue H*i i? M f¥^. n? mm .%%♦ i« J \ ■ ■i Music 1981 Choir As usual, a good crop of trebles showed diminishing returns as voices 'broke' during the course of the year. Nevertheless the dozen or so left for the final carol services are performing exceedingly well and confidently. The various 'big' occasions went off well - the Easter Carol Service, Broadcast Service and Christmas Carol Services, and once again the assistance of staff and staff wives made it possible to perform more complicated music. In the second half of the year the ranks ofthetenors and basses were stiffened by a welcome influx of senior boys,mostly from the "Oliver" cast - I hope that their enjoyment of participation will encourage them, and others,to take part in the 1982 choir. Part ol the exhibit mounted on Open Day. Below: The Choir has had an active year. ' ■ioM 13

"Oliver!" I would like to add a personal word to wtiat is probably reviewed elsewhere, and to thank all those who helped or took part in any way for their efforts in making this another worthy produc tion. It Is no mean achievement for this type of show to be performed by students only, and it was pleasing to have enough talent to enable a double cast of principals. The evident enjoyment of the audience indicated to the cast that their efforts were amply rewarded. Unfortunately 'do-able' shows of the calibre of Oliver are hard to find, but we'll do our best. Music Pupils The year began with an over-full quota of music pupils which thinned out as the year progressed - probably the horrifying prospect and realisa tion that learning an instrument meant WORK dawned slowly! Two piano pupils sat examinations of the R.S.M. - Jeremy Williams obtained 86% in grade 5 theory and an excellent Distinction result in grade 4 piano, and Paul Harper obtained a good Merit Pass in Grade 2 piano. Prospective pupils should be aware that tuition is available in many wind instruments as well as piano, organ and theory. Cadet Band Numbers have fallen off In 1981 and the instruments are not in a particularly good state of repair, but the band,underthe able leadership of J. Aungiers acquitted themselves ably at the Annual Rememberance Day Service. % Sil .• hi qk « rL. It would be pleasant to expand the band to a Military Band status, but unless more boys come forward to learn instruments this cannot happen, and a recent offer of free tuition brought nil response. This is a pity, because several ex K.C. boys have joined army bands during their military service and have had a much more enjoyable army service period as a result of learning an Instrument at school. Taking the salute at the Remembrance Day Parade. li 1 % Sc m h i . 5^ Part of the caste of 'Oliver' in rehearsal. Recitals Each term has contained the customary Organ Recital given by Mr John Harper in which the full range of organ musicfrom 15th century to mid 20th century has been performed. Audiences from the school have been rather thin, but the series has attracted a good number of local enthusiasts from the surrounding area,and from asfar afield as Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The recital in the 4th term also featured singers Mrs Irene Harper and Mr Michael Gritten, whose songs were much enjoyed by the larger than usual audience. Illustrated talks have also been given by Mr Harper, including "Shake speare and music" and "The Piano and piano music" and a number of excellent films on music and musicians, supplied by the Natal Library Film Services, have been much appreciated. On November 10th the Durban Men's Choir, conducted by Dr John Pauw, gave a delightful performance of varied songs to an appreciative audience. Early in 1982 it is hoped to have the Natal Carbineers Band along to give a concert- and possibly stimulate interest in the band. 14

Finningley House Report 1981 Another successful year has passed. The Seniors in the House were united and set the example that made my task an easy one.TheJuniors carried out their duties tor these Seniors in the manner expected ot them. Scott Taylor, as Head ot Finningley, has had an exciting and challenging year. His fellow prefects, Baker, Garner, Koenig, McNeill and then Gibson from mid-year, provided the environ ment tor some l ively discussions and growing edges. These prefects collectively showed qualities ot concern and awareness otthe needs ot others, the good humour that lite requires, the serious and disciplined approach necessary tor constructive growth and the willingness to seek after that which is better than something that is merely good. Our matron, Mrs Rautenbach, was once again a friend to al l and a mother to many. Mr Decker and Mr Ratclitte have been a great help in so many ways. It is their willingness to help and their involvement in the welfare ot the boys ot Finningley that I appreciate so much. The boys ot this tine House have been prominent and often outstand ing in their academic and sporting achievements. Ot the 28 prizes and awards on our Annual Speech Day, 20 came their way. Congratulations go to Pembroke on a tine win in the Swimming Gala and in taking the Interhouse Shooting and to Gii l ingham tor snatching the interhouse Hockey once again. But Finningley showed the way in interhouse Rugby, Cricket and Athletics. Ail Squash awards this year went to Finningley boys. While dealing with sport i must mention three boys and could mention many more.J-C.Koenig has shown a dedication, determination and disciplined approach to his sport seldom equalled. P.B. Gibson's captaining ot Cricket and Hockey — both very good sides, having in them several boys with strong leadership qualities, has shown a brand ot captaincy that is rare. He is a gracious young man whose encour agement and standard ot play and conduct is an example to ail. M. Waddiiove was a splendid captain ot House athletics and was a most worthy recipient ot the highly-prized Jubilee Trophy. Many others in this House have heaps ot talent and their achievements feature elsewhere in this Chronicle. A House runs well when there exists a flexible and yet ordered framework ot rules and traditional goings-on. This framework is strong and sound when all involved pull together. For me this includes an awareness otthe needs ot others and a preparedness to help those in need. Many ot us in Finningley have discovered that when ourliving hasthe spiritual basis that Christ provides,then lite takeson a dimension and meaning beyond understanding. Our wish is that more and more people can share this experience with us. B. Williams Finningley Report By the Head of House This year has been very successful tor Finningley in many respects. The spirit which has existed in the House has been very high,andthe discipline has remained ot a good standard. This is largely due to the example set by the seniors. in terms ot pure statistics, Finningley has supplied 8 ot the prefects, 8 honours awards (2 re-awards), the captain ot hockey and cricket, Peter Gibson; the captain otsquash and the vice-captain otrugby, James Baker; the captain ot diving, Ciive Garlick;the vice-captain ot squash, David Thiseiton; the vice-captain ot cricket, Mark Pearse; the vice-captain ot swimming,Scott Taylor, and the vicecaptain ot athletics, Mark Waddiiove. The House won the inter-house rugby, cricket and athletics, and on the academic side, Philip Skottowe was Dux. On the cultural side, the House won the inter-House Debating with Ian Smith best speaker and Brett Webber runner-up;and Ian Smith and Scott Tayior reached the finals ot the E.G. Jansen Speech Contest. However, my personal feeling is that no matter what heights in achieve ments are reached, the important objective is to keep the values and standards of Finningley above ail else. This has been achieved this year, mainly due to the example set by all in the sixth form. I want to thank them, and especially the other five prefects, Mike Garner,James Baker, Patrick McNeill, Jean-Claude Koenig and Peter Gibson, tor their support. My thanks must also go to Mr Williams tor the tine way in which he has run the House,to Messrs Decker, Ratclitte and Myhiil for the way in which they have carried out their duties, and especially to Matron Rautenbach who has worked so hard tor us this year. Finally, best wishes to Greg Caine and his prefects; I hope you will enjoy next year as much as i have enjoyed this one! Scott Taylor General Thoughts on my Final Year in Finningley and at Kearsney In matric one suddenly is in a position ot authority. Being ot afriendly nature I found it ditticuit to keep up the aloof barrier that supposedly breeds respect and does not allow famil iarity. How was I to react to the friendliness ot 3rd formers? i tried looking at other 6th formers but found their approach alien to my nature. Eventually, after a number ot mistakes i managed to evolve a compromise — a set ot standards that allowed me to fulfi l my role as6th former and be a friend to those over whom I was in authority. This i achieved by extending my involve ment in the House Bible Studies and thereby becoming a person the juniors could relate to in their own spiritual endeavours, i sti ll remained a 6th former but,through Christianity, remained open to approach from the junior house, without creating the familiarity that breeds contempt. Basically 1981 has been a good year tor me. I've found that my attitudes to areas in my lite, such as selfdiscipline, have matured. Through the stimulus i have received from various members ot staff and associates in my peer group, i have found that i have become tar more aware ot my individual contribution to the School and to my House. i am sure that the discoveries i have made this year will serve well as a basis tor further growth, i realize full well that what i have written is no profound experience; i do believe, however, that it is good to write it down so that the actual process one has undergone is clearly understood. I.T. Smith 01^ 15

Gillingham House Report 1981 has been a happy and enjoyable year for Gillingham. The prefects'task was made much easier because of the fine co-operation received from al l the members of the House. D. Barrett made his mark in the academic sphere by achieving 9th place in the highly competitive Maths Olympiad,for which he was awarded a silver medal and academic honours.We are all very proud of him. Jaaback, Senior, Swanepoel and Bennett were all awarded academic colours this year. In all sporting competitions afine,co operative spirit prevailed, between the boys and team captains. Dave Polkinghorne must be singled out for his achievements in Rugby, being selected for Natal Schools,and receiving Honoursfor his outstanding achievements in this sphere. In the inter-house competition, Gillingham came third, with the Open age-group gaining the best results. A. Meaker was awarded Colours. Swimming was the first of the interhouse competitions. Gillingham does not have the high level of talent of former years, and, although it could only manage third place, its team displayed fine spirit against great odds. Hockey was highly successful. Greg Pilling, a fine example of a completely dedicated Hockey player, gave an enthusiastic lead to the houseteams, and it was largely through his commendable leadership that Gilling ham gained first position in the interhouse competition. He is to be congratulated on earning himself a place in S.A. Schools, and the award of Hockey Colours and Honours. We came second In Athletics, with Pilling, particularly, making his mark by being selected for Natal. Polkinghorne, Hohls and Pilling were awarded their colours. With only two regular first team members, Gillingham again showed great determination in water-polo. Andre Muzerie's Inspired leadership as Captain of the first team enabled us to gain second position. Gilling ham was third, overall. The shooting team was led by W. Hohls, who was re-awarded his colours, and gained his honours this year. The team achieved second place. Individual achievements: M. Steffanuti, with a Pembroke partner,won the Tennis doubles Championship.Tobie Deenik was 'the most Improved squash player of the year'. Mark Nathan captained the Inter-house cricket team. A. Maybery captained a Durban and Districts team, with C. Muirhead as a fellow team-member. Buchanan did well for Natal in the national water-skiing championships. R. Hewitt, with his father, won the national Hobie Cat Championships. Wilde has been elected Chairman of the Mountain Club, with R. Hewitt as his secretary, and B. Hulett as a Committee Member for 1982. M. Leach-Lewis was invited to the Natal Schools' Yachting trials. General: Once again the Gillingham sixth formers treated the Staff and themselves to a sheep braai. This tradition was started in 1980,and is a most enjoyable occasion for all concerned. Some Gillingham members wenton a diet this year, and the moneyfrom the sponsors was donated to the Fulton School for the deaf. Raffles were held this year as well as a competition to guess the score of the last rugby test. With the money collected,the Common Rooms were supplied withposters. The House has run smoothly; Individual members have produced some notable achievements, and, throughout the year, the atmosphere has been congenial and the level of group co-operation very high Indeed. (My thanks to our prefects Meaker, Charter, Dicks and De St Pern for running the house so ably and pleasantly this year.. Housemaster). Finally, our best wishes go to the prefects for next year: T. Deenik, M. StefanuttI, F. Mandy and W.Stanek. We hope that they will have an enjoyable and successful year In office. A. Meaker, C. Charter, A. De St Pern, L. Dicks Haley House Report Being a part of Haley House this year has been a tremendous and most enjoyable experience for the Prefects. To be present in a society such as this and to watch individual characters and friendships sprout and eventually blossom is a priceless education. The boys arrived on the first dayfrom i6 differing backgrounds, schools and sects of society, yet due to the encouragement of masters, prefects and boys themselves. Individuals grew closer together and formed a cohesive group, creating a sense of camaraderie amongst them. A large number of Haley boys have achieved a great deal of success in the cultural, academic and sporting spheres of the school. To mention a few: Russell-Boulton won the cup for public speaking; Forrest, Lowe, Wannenburg and Murphie acted major roles in the school play'Oliver'; Dunsdon and Burton from Form I I and Rencken from Form I II set high academic standards for the future. Also the participation of the Haley boys In the choir was appreciated by the school. As far as sport is concerned, Putz proved to be the best junior shottist, MacFarlane captained both U14A cricket and rugby sides, while Gubb captained the LI14A wafer polo side. Although rather thin In numbers and small in stature the U13 rugby teams were very courageous in endeavour ing to match their somewhat overgrown opponents.Their courage was noticed by the Headmaster who cited it as an example for the rest of the school to follow. Our own tennis court became a site for social relaxation for both boys and prefects and this played a large role in producing players such as Davidson, Mungle,LutzandOuantrlll, leaving Kearsney tennis in very safe hands for the future. The achievements of the prefects Included: R. Wells captaining school tennis and G. WIshart and G. Halse were awarded rugby colours. During the third term the annual Haley House table tennis champion ship was held. This generated much enthusiasm and excitement in the House and the final was played in true Wimbledon style. P. Quantrill defeated B. Rencken in five sets and after a breathtaking 40 minutes of superb rallies he was presented with the floating trophy(Mil-Bu-Man Cup) by P. van der Schyff. Mrs Hall and our new Matron, Mrs Lyte-Mason, continued the Christian fellowship gatherings and a large group of boys attended these regularly lending to the happy fellowship of the House. Finally, the House wishestothank our Matron for her efficient and cheerful running of the Houseon the domestic side, and the support from the Assistant Masters, Mr Kassier, Mr Cocks, Mr Allen and also Mr Waltei-

m m .J'-J W M k' K mm S,*i« A^llj ■. m' *'Z..J'i if ■ ' a': m a t? if W sip; la I i Haley House: The Housemaster, Mr Justin Hall, chats with a group ol First Form boys outside the 'OldBlock'. who left us at the end of the second term. Most importantly, the prefects would like to thank Mr Hall for his unending guidance in fhe running of the House and in creating the unique and homely atmosphere. We wish the prefects of next year, G. Wise, M. Ward and G. DIckson, the best of luck for 1982. G. Halse - Head ol House IgAftPP Olfc^ Pembroke House Report 1981 has been for Pembroke in all respecfs an excellent year. The success has been largely due to the excellent spirit which was Initiated by the seniors, and was all the juniors needed to prove their dominance In all spheres of school activity. We started off well by winning the gala and special mention must be made of Van der Schyff for winning the junior cup and P. Bowmaker, D. Ethelston and A. Muhlbauer for getting swimming colours and R. Hoole for getting swimming honours. Thanks largely to our juniors we climbed up from our "traditional" third notch in rugby to come second, with the U14 showing fine rugby. We were well represented in the senior age group with J.U. Browne and T.W. Emanuel getting rugby colours. Pembroke came tie first In cross country with our U13 and U15 winning their age groups and Hill the U13 champion. Fortunately Pembroke managed to win back the "tou-trek" cup. Other sporting achievements through out the year shows Wells (Capt. of school tennis) and Melville, Pembroke tennis maestros. Van Zorgenfrel {Capt. of school shooting) getting his shooting colours, leadingPembroketo a fine victory In inter-house shooting and as well as being best shot of the day. P. Hall showed fine form in winning the U15 squash champion ship. The cricket 1st team was definitely the richer with Pembroke's demon/ deadly bowlers C. Oliver and A.K. Whitfield (who lead the house to a close second in inter-house cricket). Not surprisingly the U14 age-group proved to be Pembroke's strong cricket side with seven boys from the school 'A' side. Ending off the year in fine style the Pembroke water-polo teams were on top form fo win the inter-house competition. In the open age division, Pembroke saw their only Natal schools player in 1981, T.W. Emanuel. Water-polo colours were awarded to P. Bowmaker and G. Green and Honours to T. Emanuel and D. Ethelston. 17

IT I" - . 'V. >.-C- • - '- W s»m »*!» m Pembroke House Besides our successes on the fields, our contribution to cultural activities cannot be ignored with good representations in both "Oliver" and the "Rainmaker". Finally Pembroke finished the year on a high note by winning the f^arks Academic trophy, and I, Hayes, R. Laing and M. Wessels receiving academic colours. We would like to wish next years Prefects, M. Wessels, A. Lawrie, C. Oliver, S.Sloane the best of luck,and may the achievements of this year be bettered in 1982 and maythe spirit of the house remain paramount. Chapel Notes One of the highlights of our formal Chapel programme in 1981 was the celebration of the School's 60th Anniversary. Two special Jubilee Services were held. On the 9 August (the Sunday nearest to Kearsney's birthday on 4 August 1921) a relatively small group of people Including Governors, Old Boys, Staff members and 30 boys travelled to Kearsney,nearStanger,for the first of ihe two Jubilee services.This service included the rededication of the Old Chapel and is reported elsewhere in this edition of the Chronicle. A second,almost identical,service was held in the School Chapel at Botha's Hill on Founder's Sunday the 23 August. Features of the Jubilee Services were the spirit of thanks giving to God for all that is past; the brief but comprehensive history of Kearsney given by Mr Neville Polkinghorne; the messages of the Revd. Cyril Wilkins that we are coworkers with God in His great enterprises, and as he used others in the past so He calls us to His service today; the Act of Rededication led by Dr Graeme Shuker at Kearsney and by Mr Trevennen Polkinghorne at Botha's Hill and involving the whole of the Kearsney community. Both services were moving and meaning ful acts of worship and provided an appropriate focusfor our Jubilee year entirely in keeping with the spirit of our Founder, Sir James L. Hulett. In an attempt to mark our 60th anniversary in a special way the Quarterley Meeting, which is responsible for Chapel affairs, has established a Bursary to be known as "The Kearsney College Chapel Bursary". The Bursary will be awarded to a deserving boy or girl who cannot afford a High School education and will be administered by the South African Institute of Race Relations. In this way the boys of Kearsney wil l be contributing, through their regular Sunday offerings, to the education of a deserving person. Cur Crganist, Mr John Harper, continues to rallhyis choir and once again encouraged them to produce excellent performances at all our' special services as well as at the Easter and Christmas CarolServices. 18

These Carol Services give opportun ity for worship in a reflective mood when we are exposed to the Gospel message through prayer and reading, song and music. A large number of visitors appreciate the fine quality and spirit of these services and join us at them. As has now becomean annual event, the S.A.B.G. invited us to share a regular Sunday worship service with a larger congregation through the medium ofthe radio.Thetheme ofthe broadcast service was"A challenge to vocation" in which was considered the Risen Lord's early morning appearance to St Peter on the shore of Lake Galilee and His command to St Peter to "teed my sheep" and to "follow me". We understand that a vast listening congregation of over 50000 people listen to the Sunday morning service on the S.A.B.G. and we consider it a joy and a privilege to include them in our Ghapel worship. A large congregation of parents, relatives and friends were presentfor our joint Anglican/Methodist Confirm ation Service on 20 September. The Suffragan Bishop of Natal, the Rt. Revd. Alfred Mkhize and the Chairman of the Natal Coastal District of the Methodist Church,the Revd. Dr Donald Veysie,respectively confirmed and received Anglican and Methodist members. The following boys were received into membership and confirmed: METHODIST: G.D. Brokensha, D.C. Brown, R.S. Cazalet, G.N. Coppin, T. Deenik, H.B. Dowdall, B. Elliott, G.R. Engelbrecht, O.B.D. Geekie, D.G. Gordon, B.W. Haley, A.D. Hall, P.T. Hall, I.A. Hopewell, B.C. Hulett, K.G. Mercer, S.B. McNeill, K.W. Melville, D.J. Morrison, C.N. Muirhead, S.R. Olive, B.J. Oliver, G.R.J. Reardon, B.W. Rheeders, D.M. Taylor, R.D. Thompson, G.B. van Heusden, J.M.M. Wetii, R.H. Wyatt. ANGLICAN: A.J. Bedingham, G.M. Bennett,J.T. Bennett,R.M.Boyd,D.K. Brown, D.C. Burrell, N.J. Daley, A.F. du Toit, M.A. Gibson, M.G. Hopkins, J.S. Jaaback, D.J. Koffman, N.J. Maud, A.E. Maybery, R.J. Nicoi, P.D. Quantrill, B.J. Raison, P.D. Senior, I.J. Waddilove. In his sermon the Revd. \/eysie reminded us of the words of Jesus to his disciples, "You did not choose me; I have chosen you", and encouraged the boys to keep their eyes on the One who has called them and not to be discouraged by their doubts and failures. Thanks are due to the Anglican Rector of Hillcrest,the Revd. Richard Martin, and to Mr Ken Fish for their assistance in preparing these boys for this important milestone in their lives. Part of the preparation included a verysuccess ful, but wet, weekend at Koinonia where in a pleasant and relaxed environment the boys were able to discuss the implications of Christian commitment. Our annual Remembrance Day service was very well attended and the address was given by the Revd. Ken Edgar, a Presbyterian Minister, ex Army and Air Force Chaplain and father of Jeremy Edgar. In a practical and well illustrated sermon Revd. Edgar invited us to consider the theme of remembrance in the light of duty to our country, our friends and colleagues, and the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to the voluntary Sunday evening services which have continued to provide a warm and intimate atmosphere for worship, we have also had a number of Sunday evening Chapel services for the whole school on leave Sundays.With their freedom behind them the boys seem more relaxed and receptive in the evenings and better able to concentrate on the proceedings of worship. Many voluntary and informal fellow ships, prayer meetings and Bible studies continue in the life of the school and much good work is done by those members of staff and their wives who encourage such Christian activity, and by the boys who take the opportunity to lead such groups. It is probably in these groups, more than anywhere else, that boys are able to grow as Christians, to be part of a believing body, and to exercise their gifts of spiritual leadership. As has now happened for the past couple of years of group of senior boys conducted a service in the fourth term.They took the theme"Sin and Salvation" and the entire planning and presentation of the service was in their hands. Stephen Tedder and Patrick McNeill read lessons and led in prayer, Ian Smith gave his testimony, and Stuart Fripp and Peter Butterworth delivered a tandem type sermon on the Prodigal Son — one of them describing his journey into the far country,the other his return to the Loving Father. The result was a well communicated presentation of the Good News. We are always pleased to welcome visiting preachers.Weappreciate our 'regular' visitors such as the Revd. Richard Martin, Anglican Rector of Hillcrest, who keeps in close touch with the school. He will be remembered for drenching the eager, upturned 3rd form faces in the front pew while demonstrating his theme "being filled with the Spirit" with the aid of a waterjug and atumbler which turned out to be too small. Nevertheless he made his point. We will also remember how Ken Fish got lost while on holiday in Swaziland as he described in his sermon,"there is a way that seemeth right to a man but the ends thereof are destruction". He also made his point. We have been happy to have the Revds. Brian Morning worship is olten led by senior pupils. Here, David Polkinghorne prepares for morning devotion. f 19

11^ m»m c;.. I..,; ■Mi r I** mm Jii« m fi i MB ^mm -«if Les/ we forget! . . . laying of the wreath - Remembrance Day. Fennell, Eldred Engelsman and Matt Eddy witti us during ttie year. We appreciated ttie band and singing group Matt brought along and wish him and his family well as they leave us for the Cape in 1982. Mention should also be made of the visit of Mr Alan Stone, an Old Boy, who with his fiancee, Dawn Lewis, conducted evening worship in the third term. Alan shared his testimony of how Christ had rescued him from disaster and given him a new life. Alan is now studying to be a Missionary and we wish him well. As we look back at 1981 we can thank God that the Chapel and its related activities have again played a major part in our school life. It is, of course, more difficult to assess the incidence of belief in God and Christian conviction among the boys at any one time. There is no doubt that there are many devout and practising Christian boys at Kearsney at present. Equally there is no doubt that there are frequent conversions and commitments to the Lord. Forthis evidence of spiritual vitality we give hearty thanks to God. What is unfortunately disturbing is that Christian practice, belief and worship are unintelligible to some mainly because they have had little or no exposure to regular Sunday worship, personal prayer and Bible reading. In the whirlpool that is adolescence at any time but particularly in today's world, everyone has a rough time but a real and living Faith can give stability, direction and meaning to life. The boy who comes to us from a Christian background may pass through agonizing doubt as he shares in a critical examination of his faith but inevitably he emerges with a more rational and mature faith. The boy with little or no Christian background may shrug it all off, or if he is fortunate he may be influenced by his believing friends and what he hears in Chapel, to give serious consideration to Christian belief. Then there are those for whom the pressures and temptations of adolescence are such that theifraith is prevented from blossoming until after they have left school; only later do they come to witness that: "... many words ignored in youth the touch of life has turned to truth." While It may not be easy for parents and teachers to see how best to communicate the Christian faith to their young people, we have a duty to do so and we would be failing in our trust if we did not do our best at home and at school and in whatever way opens for us. As was truly said at another great school, "Christianity cannot be imposed from above, it can only grow and exercise its influence as individuals respond to the love of God made known In Jesus, identify themselves with Flis Church, and as they bring up their own children within a Christian family". D.J. Buwalda - School Chaplain 20

Carol Service 1981 Friday, November 27 at 7.30 p.m. Sunday, November 29 at 7.00 p.m. in the College Chapel Order of Service Organ Music Offertolre sur deux noels — A. Guilmant Venite in Bethlehem — W.T. Best Fantasia on old Christmas Carols — William Faulkes Choral prelude on Once in Royal David's City — C.P. Cowell Processional Hymn: Once in Royal David's City (Choir only verses 1 and 2) Prayers 1st Lesson: Man's disobedience and salvation. Reader: A junior chorister. Carol: Of the Father's love begotten. 2nd Lesson: God's promise to Abraham. Reader: A junior boy. Flymn: The race that long in darkness pined. 3rd Lesson: God's promise fulfilled and the foretelling of the Messiah to come. Reader: A senior chorister. Carol: I saw three ships come sailing in,(English). 4th Lesson: The glory of Bethlehem foretold. Reader: A senior boy. Carol: Gabriel's Message.(Basque). 5th Lesson: The visitation of the Angel Gabriel. Reader: The Head Prefect. Hymn:O little town of Bethlehem. 6th Lesson: The birth of Christ. Reader: A lady chorister. Carol: The Infant King.(Basque). Offertory Hymn: Christians awake, salute the happy morn. 7th Lesson: The shepherds go to the manger. Reader: The Deputy Headmaster. Carol: Quelle est cette odeur agreable?(French noei). Hymn: Hark the herald angels sing. 8th Lesson: The wise men visit Jesus. Reader: The Headmaster Carol: The coming of our King.(Polish carol). Hymn: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning. 9th Lesson: St. John unfolds the mystery of the incarnation. Reader: The College Chaplain. Carol: Torches. John Joubert Prayers Recessional Hymn:0come all ye faithful. Organ Postlude: Fantasia on Adeste Fideies. Geoffrey Shaw. 21