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P" die's Kecirsney Chronicle 1982 Kearsney College, Botha's Hill Natal, South Africa. March 1983

The Kearsney Trast To those closely associated with the two Methodist Church Schools, Epworth and Kearsney, it has become clear that the challenges and opportunities now facing these schools would be better served If the final authority over them were vested in a body much closer to them than is possible tor the Annual Conference of the Methodist Church. In addition, the Board of Governors of Epworth, in particular, has been greatly concerned about the extent of the financial indebtedness of Epworth to the Methodist Church,this in spite of the very generous assistance which has been given by the Church to Epworth over the last four years. Being unable to resolve this particular problem on its own, Epworth approached Kearsney College, with which it has been long associated and which is also indebted to the Church,though to a much lesser degree, with a view to drafting a joint proposal which would be satisfactory to the Church. The proposal was structured in such a manner that, the present indebtedness of Epworth and Kearsney to the Church be liquidated and,the ownership and title to both schools would be transferred to two separate trusts. This proposal and the position of both schools in relation to the Conference was accepted at the recent Conference of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa provided that the Schools jointly undertook to pay by the 31st December 1983 the amount which would discharge the financial responsibility of both Schools to the Church. This undertaking has now been given. The Boards of Governors of both schools wish to emphasise that this proposed change in the ownership of the schools will In no way alter their present character. Both will continue to maintain and foster the Christian ethos and those well-established traditions which have characterised Epworth and Kearsney in the past.The schools will continue to have Methodist Chaplains and the Church will have significant(ex officio] representation on the School Trusts and Boards of Governors.The day to day oversight of each school will, as now,be in the hands of a Board of Governors which will be required to report both] to its Trust and also to the Annual Synod of the District in which the school is situated. The Chairman and Governors are confident that the implementation of the proposal, as outlined above, is in the best interests of all concerned and will secure and enhance the future progress of both schools. G.W.Shuker Chairman ofthe Board Kearsney College Board of Trustees The President for the time being of the Conference of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. Professor the Rev. Dr. V.J. Bredenkamp Mr K.C. Comins Mr D.D. Morgan Professor Dr C.L.S. Nyembezi MrT.A. Polkinghorne Dr G.W.Shuker Honorary Life Trustees Mr W.H. Hulett Revd. C. Wilkins Mr A.B. Theunissen

KEARSNEY COLLEGE STAFF 1982 Headmaster; Deputy Headmaster: Senior Master: Senior Master: Chaplain: Teaching Staff: Administration Staff: Bursar: Secretaries Catering Maintenance: Sanatorium: House Matrons: Laundry: Stud Shop Kit Shop. Mr E.C.W. Silcock Mr J.W.Storm (i/c Afrikaans! Mr R.D. Blamey Mr J.L. Hall I i/c History and Housemaster in Haley House) Rev. D.J. Buwalda (i/c Counselling) Mr T.G. Allen (I/C English) Mr A.M. Bromley-Gans (i/cArt) Mrs E.P. Buwalda (part-time) Mr F.P.D. Cocks Mr L.P. Daniels Mr Beer (i/cBioiogyi Mr K. Decker (i/c Mathematics) Mr C. Diedericks (Housemaster in Pembroke House) Mr J. Farran l i/czuiui Mr K.G. Fish (i/c Geography; Mr K. Garrett Mrs H.Gibson (1/c French) Mr M.Griffiths Mrs S. Griffiths (part-time) Mrs I. Harper (part-time) Mr J.M. Harper (Director of Music) Mr L. Kassier Mr G.P. King Mr R.W. Lamplough Mrs A. Lees Mr M.Lees Mr M.E. Myhill Mr P.A.T. Ratcliffe Mrs J. Reynolds (LC ResourcesCentrei Mr J. Strydom Mr P C. Taylor Mr M-.A. Thiselton 1i [. Physical Science) Mr A R C. Townshend i f Physical Fduf rttion aiul Housemaster in Mr B.W.Tucker Ciillingham Houset Mrs C.Tullidge Mr C.J. van Loggerenberg Mrs M.D. van Rensburg Mr M Vassard Mr B. Williams (Housemaster in Finningley Houst. Mr M.E. Wolstenholme Mr L.P. Zaayman Mr J.A. Chick Mrs M.W. Alborough Mrs T.E. Milbank Mrs A.B. Potter Mr R. Blackbeard n/ccatermgi Mr F.L. Agate Mr D.D. Milbank Sister E. Beaton Sister M.Savory Mrs P. Bourke (Gillinghamj Mrs J. Lyte-Mason (Haieyi Mrs M. Partridge (Pembroke) Mrs I . Rautenbach (Finninglev Mrs S. Agate Mrs A. Chick 1 part-time I Mrs N.Townshend ipai t i,mu. School Doctor Dr P H.P. Williams 3

■ ■ m 0 \ m 1 i I r m t f staff Back Row [left to right]: A. Bromley-Gans. P. Daniels, C. Van Loggerenberg, M. Vassard, T. Allen, B. Tucker, M. Wolstenholme, G. King Third Row:P. Patcliffe, K. Garrett, J. Be Beer, L. Kassler, L.P.Zaayman,J. Strydom, K. Decker, J. Farran, M. Griffiths Second Row:P. Taylor, R. Lamlough. M. Lees, Mrs S. Griffiths, Mrs P. Buwalda, Mrs I. Harper, Mrs J. Reynolds, Mrs A. Lees, Mrs C. Tullidge, Mrs H. Gibson, F. Cocks, M. Myhill Front Row: A. Thiselton, K. Fish, C. Diedericks. R. Blarney, Mr J. Storm [Deputy Headmaster], Mr C. SItcock, [Headmaster], J. Hall, Rev. D. Buwalda, A. Townshend, B. Williams, J. Harper

From the Headmaster^s Office: These are exciting times in edu cation. The de Lange report on education brings a new, broad concept ot what is needed in our country and the challenges in the report are not only educational but very personal to us all as well . We have to wait and see how im plementation of the report will take place, but nobody can afford to be complacentor lethargic about the considerable changes in edu cation which are to come. This year has seen few major changes at Kearsney but I like to think that we are alive to sug gestions and willing to adoptthem if they are for the better. We have experimented with study periods in the mornings and extra Free Sundays,and boys have come up with a variety of ideas and requests, some quite outrageous but others very sound. It is good to know that boys feel they can putforward their opinions and I value what they say. Perhaps my lasting memory of 1982 will be the fun, the goodwill and the hard work connected with the Country Fair. This really was a community effort by so many people connected with the school. Magnificent! PtEg Staff Notes We now have a staff of 51 full time teachers, admin., catering and maintenance staff. There are 4 full time lady teachers, Mrs Gibson (French), Mrs Lees [Remedial English), Mrs van Rensburg (Latin) and Mrs Tullidge (Art). At the end of 1981 we said good bye to the following: Mr Mark Bradley(Science)who wentto the mines at Rustenberg, Mrs Jaffray and Mrs Kode(both part time Art) and Mrs Fisher(Sanatorium Sister) who retired and Mr Reece (Latin) who retired once again. In 1982 we welcomed to the staff: Mr Giles King (History) Mr Keith Garrett(Science) Mrs Carol Tullidge(Art) Mrs Monica van Rensburg (Latin) Mrs Marie Savory (Sanatorium Sister) Mrs Trish Buwalda (part time English) Mr Carl van Loggerenberg (Afrikaans), who started second term. His post was filled first term by Mrs Bertha Storm. LONG LEAVE: As so many members of staff had accumulated long leave the Board decided it was time that this should be re duced. Staff now have the option ot taking one term's leave or two weeks at the end of term plus extra remuneration. The following were granted leave during 1982: Mr Silcock, Mr Blamey, Mr Diedericks, Mr Harper, Mr Zaayman, Mr de Beer, Mr Lamplough, Mr Chick, Mrs Milbank and Mr Townshend. LONG SERVICE:At Speech Day the following 25 years' service awards were made: Mr Ken Fish(Head of Geography) MrJohn Ndlovu(Chapel Cleaner) MrBegindowoBengu(i/cBarracks) BIRTHS:We congratulate all those who had babies this year: Mervynand Marilyn Myhill(Carollne) Phil and Sue Taylor(Nicholas) Justin and Pat Hall (Alison) Brian and Sue Tucker(Kelly) John and Sue Farran(Sean) Melvyn and Lyndell Vassard (Gabrielle) ENGAGEMENTS: We congratu late Peter Chick on his engage ment to Lorraine Tarboton. WEDDINGS: We have had two staff weddings in our Chapel this year. Congratulations to Eileen Beaton who married Neil Murray and to Sandy Milbank who married Lynn Jones. Trevor Alborough is due to be married to Phyllis Hartslief on December 18th, and Johan Strydom is marrying Michdie Hutton on December 11th. DEATHS: It Is with sadness that we record the deaths of: Mrs Nonny Thompsin (Pixy Milbank's mother) Mr Lawrence Phewa (i/c Drains) Mr Rabson Malunga(Sports Fields) Mr Bill Lutley (retired Bursar) and Mrs R. Crane (retired Finningley Matron)

Mft Ml t»3ii>-jiUISMii -it- "~™f''.n h» sW -. •'P«irfc*s»- to-; -.t. P|LTTM•^^ • f % •*■: & - . Afi .. I&15Si» k t" jLiSiay -lii. •»»•«• IsiJHI' MF^* Ji^WT fc k MMRHni wial« SW! »» SIt-KA aiifw C-B- £ ■MH i! -TO .'il m m SIXTH FORM Natal Senior CertificateExamination1982 SUMMARY OF RESULTS Natal Senior Certificate with Matriculation Exemption 44 Natal Senior Certificate without Matriculation Exemption 21 Failed to gain a certificate 3 68 4 boys who entered for Matriculation Exemption tailed to achieve it. 'A' aggregate (above 80%) — 3 Hagemann G.J., Jaaback U.S., McCauley P.S. 'B' aggregate (70% - 79%) - 7 Fletcher B.C., Laing R.M., Logan P.J. , Muhlbauer A.L., Sloane S.J. Stefanutti M. , Wessels M. 'C aggregate (60% - 69%) — 12 Deenik T. , Gibson M.A., Floneyman C.G., Hudson A.C., Lawrie A.J. Melville K.W., Milne G.W., Schonenberg D.N.M., Stanek W.G. Wannenburgh W.H., Williams N.H., Wise G.W. 22 Subject Distinctions 3 A's Jaaback J.S. (Maths, Physical Science and Additional Mathematics) McCauley P.S. (Maths (S), French, Geography) 2 A s Hagemann G.J. (Maths, Physical Science) Wessels M. (Maths, Additional Maths) 1 'A' Laing R.M. (English) Milne G.W. (Geography) Sloane S.J. (Geography) 6

Speech Day RhodesViceChancellor Guest ofHonour Dr D. Henderson,Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University was the Guest of Honour at the annual Speech Day ceremony held at Kearsney on the 24th September. In a short, but interesting address Dr Henderson stressed those values in life which are more im portant than the level of achieve ment reached by boys in later life; the values of respect for others, caring, loyalty, which are the highest levels to which we can aspire. Among the other honoured guests were Mr Pierre Cronje(M.P.]and Mrs Cronje, Mrs Sybil Holtz[Mayor of Durban), Mrs Bell and Mrs Armstrong [Mayor and Mayoress of Westville), The Chairman of the Health Committees of Botha's Hill, Hillcrest, Kloof and New Germany, as well as many Headmasters of nearby Schools. t a I ■ m % ut m Guests at 1982 Speech Day enjoy tea on the Chapel Close before the ceremony. ^RPE M■ / ■ mm Long Service Awards for twenty five years service. [left to right]: tvfr Begindowo Bengu, tvlr Ken Fish, MrJohn Ndlovu.

■ Prefects Back Row (Lett to iiglitt: A Lawne. D Reynolds. M. Ward. M. Stelanutti. R. Lewis C Oliver. W. Stanek Middle Row: M. Pearse, S. Sloans. G. Dickson. P. Logan. A. Hudson. G. Hagemann. F. Mandy Front Row: M Wessels, G. Wise. R Laing[Head Boy]. Mr C. Silcock[Headmaster] T. Deenik. G. Calne Head Prefect's Report The 61st year of Kearsney's existence has ended and all those who were involved in it can look back with pride on a year that saw Kearsney build on the achieve ments made in 1981 and achieve considerable success both in the classroom and on the sportsfield. I do not want to repeat what I said on Speech Day, but I would like to stress that the interest and enthu siasm shown by the staff plays a big part in developing boys to their full potential and ensuring that Kearsney continues to produce good results. The results of the various teams will appear in considerable detail elsewhere in this Chronicle so I need not repeat them here but 1 would like to add that a good spirit has existed in the various first teams thisyear. This has been a major factor in ensuring that the games have been played In the right spirit and, more often than not, won in the right spirit. Kearsney has achieved success not only on the sportsfield but also in the academic and cultural spheres.Whatimmediately comes to mind is the number of Speech Contests that were entered this year, the quantity and quality of the various meetings held by the different societies and the achieve ments of boys in exams and in the Maths and Science Olympiads. As I have said before, the example set by the Sixth Form sets the tone for the rest of the school to follow and if there is this involvement and success in the higher ranks of the school, the juniors are quick to follow and achieve their own successes. However, the Sixth Formers must remember that respect should be earned and not forced. It is all very well to say that if you spare the rod you spoil the child but if the rod is used too often for wrong and petty reasons it leads to resentment and bitter ness. Another feature of 1982 was the large numbers of Old Boys who returned to the school on various sporting occasions. It gives the boys a great sense of belonging when they see people who used to go to Kearsney in and around the school. Despite the weather. Old Boys Day wasanothersuccess ful day and the close result of the 1 st XV game proved a fitting end to an enjoyable season. The Country Fair also saw a lot of active involvementfrom parents and past members of the school. With the construction of the Old Boy's Pavilion underway I am sure that this contact between the school and the Old Boys will continue to grow and prosper. Nevertheless, although Kearsney had done very well this year, 1 still believe we could do better and if every boy put 100% effort into the school we could achieve greater things in every sphere of school life. We are a relatively small school but there is no excuse for boys to hide behind this and not expect to do as well as larger schools do. A factor which comes to mind is the results of the rugby season. A couple of times it happened that we would play fifteen rugby matches against a school and only win two of them. We were lucky that our 1st XV won quite con sistently so if everybody else lost we could hide behind the 1st XV success. In future we must all win and not just the 1 st XV. Before I close I would just like to thank the staff for all the help they have given me during my years at Kearsney,the prefects for the hard work they have done and the example they have set. and the rest of the school for the support they have given. The school is a great place and 1 wish them all the best for the future. The last word to next year s pre fects. Congratulations on your appointments - you all fully deserve it and I know that you will carry out your duties with enthu siasm and pride. Remember, however, that you have been en trusted with the reins of an excellent school in your hands and where It goes next year will depend a lot on your leadership and your example. Good luck and make the most of what will be another memorable year. Robert Laing Carpe 8

Awards 1982 SPORTS AWARDS WATERPOLO COLOURS: G O. Caine D. Taylor M.G.J. Ward G.W. Wise CRICKET COLOURS:A.D. Hall A.C. Hudson P.J. Logan [re-award] A.E. Maybery M.J. Pearse[re-award] A.C. Hudson HONOURS: P.J. Logan M.J. Pearse[re-ward] JACK HULETT SALVER FOR THE HOUSE PROVIDING THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PLAYERS IN ALL DIVISIONS: Finningley KING'S CUP FOR THE BEST ALLROUNDER IN THE 1 st TEAM: P.J. Logan FOSS BAT FOR THE MOST IMPROVED CRICKETER IN THE SCHOOL: K.D. Trench Academic Awards At the end of the year Certificates of Merif are awarded to boys who have done well In their particular Forms. Apart from coming fop. they have to have high average marks. Form 1 1 st J.C.H Bowden 2nd G.T. Thompson Form 2A 1 st N.K. Broomhead 2nd H.B. Donelly Form 2B 1 st G.M. Groom Form 2C 1st J.D. Rossouw 2nd C.D. Leppan Form 2D 1 st R. B. Suckling Form 3A 1 st G.M. Dunsdon 2nd L.E. Piper 3rd F.A. Chemaly Form 3B 1 st M.G.K. Douglas 2nd K.E. Seedat Form 4A 1 st M.B. Rencken [Colours] 2nd N.J. Shepherd (Colours] 3rd G.J. Catlin [Colours] Colours: T.L. Parle Form 4B 1 st A.L. Pitt 2nd M.B.B. Whittle 3rd B. Ward Form 4C 1 st A.H. Colenbrander Form 5A 1st L. Swanepoel[Honours] 2nd P.D. Senior[Colours] 3rd J.P. Hanks[Colours] Colours for otfiers In Form 5A: J.T. Bennett M.K. Butterfield P.S. Cazalet A.F. du Toit I.M. Hayes K.G. Mercer D.J. Morrison S.R. Oliver D.C. Porril D. Mcl. Taylor J.C.T. Williams R. H. Wyatt Form 5B 1 st J.C. Wieland 2nd J.H. van Niekerk 3rd C.N. Luck Form 50 1 st J.B. Lawrence Special Awards PARKES INTER-HOUSE SCHOLASTIC TROPHY: SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR: Gillingham 441 Finningley 444 Pembroke 495 Paul Logan Mark Pearse EDWIN HENWOOD TROPHY FOR THE BOY WHO HAS SET THE BEST EXAMPLE TO THE SCHOOL: Andrew Hudson

40 li^ a TI 7 m 't'. * The Country Fair Saturday 9October 1982 InFebruary of 1982 the Executive of the Old Boys'Club decided that a major fund-raising effort was needed to get the building of the pavilion started. Before we could think too hard about it the date was set for a Country Fair, and only eight months away!A commit tee was formed and Chris and Evelyn Jewitt[Old Boy and present parents] agreed to be conveners. There was not time to be lost because most fetes take longer than this to organise,and who else would plan a Fair in Cctober,when It rains? The major stalls were decided upon and conveners were found for them.What a fantastic job they did! They just got on with it and took the worries off the Committee. Publicity, entertainments, foods, drinks, extra stalls, public address, banking, competitions, jumble sales - all was taken care of, and the response from Parents and CId Boys and Friends of Kearsney was quite magnificent. We will never be able to thank personally all who helped in any way, but we hope they will take our thanks as being sincere and genuine. Contributions came rolling in in kind and In cash and the generosity of our friends was wonderful. Stalls were set up on Csler Field, the weather was hot and on Friday 8 Cctober at mid-day we were set for a real Country Fair In the open with hay-bales, donkey races. Punch and Judy and 'all the fun of the fair'. Then the weather changed — because we were to have a cricket match on Saturday? Wind, cold and rain (which the farmers wanted]. At six-thirty on Saturday morning the decision was taken to move everything into and around the Henderson Hall. By six-forty five boarders were up and beginning to move things from the field into the Hall. It was a fantastic operation and by nine o' dock most stalls were set up inside and ready for business. Despite the cold and occasional wet the crowds came and kept on coming. Business was brisk and the standard of goods on sale was very high. The pressure did not ease until late in the afternoon and during the day we took about R33000. We were astonished but thrilled. To this total had to be added R17500from the car competition, donations in cash and money coming in after the Fair, so the target of R50 000 was reached and the building of the Pavilion could go ahead. What a successful exercise it was! The goodwill,co-operation, incred ibly hard work and genuine enjoy ment had to be experienced to be believed.Thank you, Kearsney Community. You have done a good job! A Committee Member ChapelNotes The Chapel is the one place where most of the School community come together at least on weekday mornings. At these dally services prayers are conducted by mem bers of staff, by prefects and in creasingly by other boys of all ages. Atthese devotionsan effort is made to draw a meaningful connection between the reading for the day and our life in the world. A highlight in the established pattern of worship and devotion during 1982 was the Mission conducted byateamfrom Scripture Union under the leadership of Alan Smedley. The Mission lasted over a period of a week during which the visitors met with all the boys in the school in the Chaplain's regular classes, for informal discussion. In the evenings voluntary meetings in the form of films, talks and panel discussions were held.The Mission program was designed to show the relevance of the Christian Faith to the issues of daily life and to give boys an opportunity of making a personal commitment to Christ. Viewed in retrospect there can be no doubt thatthe Mission achieved significant results in the lives of many individuals. In more general terms everyone in the school was afforded an opportunity to take stock of themselves and the direction of their lives. The Chaplain appreciates the co operation of the Rector of the HiJIcrest Parish, the Revd Richard Martin, in the preparation of boys for Confirmation. Because the Methodistand Anglican Churches are not yet united the President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Dr Simon Gqubule,and the Bishop of Natal, the Rt Revd Michael Nuttall, respectively, re ceived the confirmed Methodist and Anglican members on the 19 September 1982at a joint service. A large congregation was present and it was a moving and joyous occasion. The following boys were received and confirmed; Methodist: A J Armstrong P Branford S M Craig N A Dunlop I M Hayes M E Holden D G Hulley B D Mungle Anglican: C J Ballard C J D'Ahl L B Evans L W Foss G C Gazzard M J Glutz C K Groves T N G Gubb 10

M 2* 07 •ji'i The entrance to the Chapel- The lych-gate R J Hanger J M F Johnstone J B Lawrence A M Norman A K Officer M B Rencken N J Sfiepfierd G D Weyer M0 Wisfiart W G Gram G P Ozard R Pfiillips A L Pitt M A RavnP G N Simpson 0R Slater M L Smith G J Sneddon B P Sparg G M Torrance S W Tshabalala K M Ward For the first time in a number of years a group of Roman Catholic boys were confirmed in 1982. Their Confirmation took place In a colourful service at St Dominies Church,Hillcrest,on 23September, presided over by the Catholic Arch bishop of Durban, the Most Revd Denis Hurley,C M I, The following boys were involved: M Irvine, P de Grand Pre, E Jeursen, N Seton, A Aniere, G Rennle, M StefanuttI, S Barry, G Green, R Lewis, G Ambler, J Wannenburg, A JankowichBdsSn, B Street, G Stanek, W Stanek, W Wannenburgh, A Lawrie,D Reynolds,G Saunders. Apartfrom the services conducted by the Chaplain during the course of the year we have had the privi lege of welcoming a number of visiting preachers.These included Bishop Reindorp,the retired Bishop of Salisbury, England, the Revd Stanley Mogoba, Secretary of the Conference, the Revd Dr Daryl Hackland,the Revd Ray Light, and Messrs Alan Smedley, Ernie Nightingale, Principal of the Ethelbert Home, and Dr Dudley Thompson,an Old Boy and mem ber of the Board of Governors. There can be no doubt that visiting preachers play an important role as they bring with them, not only a different voice, but also a broader perspective of life outside the School community. In 1982 we celebrated Easter with a "Service of Readings and Music for Easfertide" in a departure from the traditional Tenebrae and Easter Carol Services. Thanks are due to John Harper and Tim Allen who helped to construct the service. The Broadcast Service from Kearsney wasat Ascensiontide and the Chaplain dealt with the subject, "Letting go of loved ones",a theme which is beautifully dealt with in the poem of C Day Lewis entitled "Walking away": ".. selfhood begins with a walking away And love is proved in the letting go." An estimated 50 000 people l isten to the Sunday morning Broadcast services and it is a great privilege to share our worship and praise with them through the medium of radio broadcasting. Thanks to the good services of our organist, John Harper, we were fortunate to have the Kloof Choral Society with us in the third term. They sang excerpts from Haydn's 'Creation' and made a powerful impact on the boys. As usual theorganist and choir made an important contribution to our worship throughout the year but especially in the traditional Carol Services at the end of the fourth term. A special service was held at the old Kearsney Chapel in August to commemorate Founders Day. A group of boys and sfaff attended the service which was conducted by the Revd Victor Bredenkamp who spoke on the importance of showing courage in adversity. The entire congregation was enter tained to a luncheon at the home of Dr and Mrs Shuker and the boys awarded full marks to all who had made such a splendid and meaningful outing possible. One of the more formal services of the year is the annual Remem brance Day service. In 1982 the service was conducted by the Chaplain assisted by the Head master, with the address being given by the Revd John Borman, the Chairman of the Natal Coastal District of the Methodist Church. Through all the services there was a strong awareness of the call to today's youth to dedicate their lives to the service of their fellows. A service which has great signi ficance for all concerned is the Senior Boys' Service where a group of leavers voluntarily con duct a Sunday morning worship service. Not only Is this an excellent experience for the boys involved, it is also a sign of their faith and commitment to Christ and a chal lenge to their peers and to the rest of the school to take a good look at themselves In the light of God's message. We are grateful to God for the privilege of anofher year of worship and service in the Chapel and are conscious that regular Chapel worship becomes increasingly Im portant and meaningful as boys are able to respond to the love of God made known In Jesus and as they rejoice in the signs of spiritual vitality in their own lives. D J Buwalda - Chaplain 1 1

Careers Counselling 1982 A feature of the Counselling De partment in 1982 has been the increased use made by the boys of the available facilities. This is true in the broader area of personal and spiritual counselling where many boys obviously feel free to come in for a talk about some personal problem. It is certainly true in the area of Careers Counselling where at least two thirds of the boys in Vth and Vlth forms have made use of the Coun selling Department in an individual capacity of seeking guidance, doing tests and continuing with follow up interviews. Many more boys have participated in outings to the Technikon,thetwo University Campuses,and other career orien tated meetings. These activities are primarily designed for boys in the Senior School. Careers guidance begins in a low-key way in llird Form where important discussions are conducted on the question of Subject Choices in relation to ten tative thoughts about career di rections. In IVth Form a 6 week period is devoted to a thorough discussion of the elements that go into a Career ohoice, viz: Values, Interests and Abilities. All this lays the ground for the more intensive personal counselling that is re quired in the Vth and Vlth Forms. Even in these difficult economic times our boys are well placed to find employment but it is obvious that some form of Higher Edu cation is important not only personally but to their employability in an increasingly technological society. It will not always be the case that every white matriculant who wants to will be assured of a place at University and this may 4 turn out to benefit many boys and parents who mistakenly think that University Eduoation is a pre requisite for a successful future. The number of boys going to Technikons, Colleges and other Institutions of Tertiary Education is rising steadily; and there is no doubt that most boys who do will be happier and more successful at such places, with their different aims and approach. In this whole matter of Careers Counselling parents can make an important contribution. In the first place it would help if they were more open to the enormous num ber of opportunities available for training and employment which do not involve university education. Secondly,they can help in making holiday arrangements to expose their children to different working environments [e.g.: a mechanical workshop- a veterinary clinic] of the young person's choice,so that they can get some feel and im pression of the job they are con sidering. The more they can learn about their job preferences while still at school in such a practical way the better will be their eventual career decision. Two highlights marked the year for the School Counsellor. One was a three day visit to BarlowRand companies in June organised by Mr Keith Comins,a member of the Board of Governors. This visit served the useful purpose of keeping in touch with career development in Industry., The second highlight was a three day Conference on Career Guidance — its future In South Africa, organised by the Natal Technikon and the University of Natal during the Juiy holidays. The Conference, which was addressed by inter national authorities, dealt with concerns about careers guidance in South Africa; clarification of the concept of'career'; career develop ment; career guidance pro grammes; career planning skills; and understanding the concept of 'job satisfaction'. All in all 1 am pleased to report that 1982 proved a busy and a pro ductive year in the area of Coun selling at Kearsney. D.J. Buwalda - School Counsellor Reportby G.Caine Head of Finningley 1982 has been another good year for Finningley. This was to a large extent, due to the good spirit that existed among the boys, prefeots and masters. Our sporting activities achieved success in nearly every field. This year Finningley produced six school captainsi Rugby was prob ably our strongest sport with eight 1 st team members;three of whom received their Colours, A. Hudson, D. Reynolds and G. Caine. On the Hockey field, P. Logan and M. Pearse excelled once again. Natal Schoolsfor three years and Logan, the same length of time in the S.A. Schools side! Both received reaward of Honours. A. Hall played in the Natal Schools"B" side and deservedly received his Colours. We wish him luok for 1983. We stepped downfrom the winning position in Athletios. Gillingham are congratulated on a fine win. From Finningley, D. Philips exceiled in the Open age group. He won the High jump,200m and ran an out standing 100m to equal the record of 10.9s. He was awarded two trophies for his efforts. S. Craig followed in his brothers footsteps by winning the 200m,400m, 1 500 and 3000m events and received the Runner-up trophy in the U16 age group. C.Tedder ran with grit and determination and received the Runner-up trophy in the U15 age group. Our House Captain,A. Hudson,ran splendidly in the800m and 1 500m events and also won the javelin. He was recognised as Runner-up to the best athlete in the Open.Perhaps the highlight of the day was our victory over the formidable Pembroke Tug-o-war team- who could hardly believe the result! In the water we were narrowly beaten by Pembroke on Gala Day. What an enjoyable and exoiting morning it was. J. Weller was awarded Coloursfor his breastroke efforts and D. Taylor, who swam very well, was judged the best swimmer in the U16 age group. Finningley produced eight of the 1 St team Water-polo players as well as being prominent in the lower age groups. Finningley boys did well with the bat and ball. They won the InterHouse cricket without their formid able captain, M. Pearse. Pembroke offered good competition and in an exciting game we scraped home by one run! In the less publicised sports O. Geekie won the Senior Shooting competition. RussellBoulton, Putzand Shillington were selected for the Durban and District team. Butterfield received his Col ours for Diving. The cultural^hpere did not pass unnoticed. J. Williams is an ex cellent pianist. G. Hagemann and R. Cazelet did well in the Public Speaking competition, G. Engelbrecht received his Colours for his performance in Twelfth Night. G. Hagemann was DUX of the School and received his Academic Honours. Well done Bags! On behalf of the boys of Finningley I would like to thank the Assistant Masters — Mr Ratcliffe and his wife for all the tasty cakes, Mr Decker and Mr King for all they 12

did for he House. It is much appre ciated. I would like to thank Mrs Rautenbach for all her hard work during the year. This year has been a memorable one with a happy atmosphere. This atmosphere would not have existed if it were not for the helping hand which Mr Williams offered. The prefects and the boys would like to thank him for all he has done for them during the year. Finally I wish the House well for 1983 and the best of luck to Brad Oliver and his fellow prefects. G. Caine Gillingham House Report1982 1982 has undoubtedly been a happy, most enjoyable and memo rable year in the history of Gilling ham. To be present in a society such as this and to watch individual characters and friendships sprout and eventually blossom is a price less education to all concerned and a facet of Gillingham. The year's success must depend largely on co-operation from al l members of the House, Ourthanksgotoallserving house masters and to Mr Zaayman who stood in for Mr Townshend during the third term and who handled the house efficiently. Mr Farran and his wife must be congratulated on the arrival of their first child,a boy! Furthermore our congratulations to MrStrydom whose proposal was accepted last December and whose marriage will take place during these Christmas holidays. Mr & Mrs Taylor must also be congratulated on the birth of a future Gillinghamite! The sporting year started disas trously when, despite the gallant efforts and antics of swimming captain G. Dickson, Gillingham could only manage third place in the Gala. Yet consolation came in the fact that, as terrestrials, we compared veryfavourably with the other competitors. Undoubtedly winning the athleticsfor the second time in almost thirty years was the highlight of the year.Oursubstantial victory in thiscompetition, which is probably the most coveted of all inter-house competitions must be attributed to the enthusiastic captaincy of M.Stefanutti whosaw many boysdevelop skills theythem selves hardly believed they had. Those athletes who particularly dis tinguished themselves were: T. Gubb[a 2min.800m.], S. Wilson, D. van Niekerk, I. Dunlop, 0. Ashby, B. Hulett, M. LeachLewis (colours], R. Hogg (repre sented D & D] and G. Bennett who received colours for both athletics and cross-country as well as representing the D & D athletics team. Although pipped at the post by Pembroke in the inter-house cross country, Gillingham boasted indi vidual winners in both the U15 and open age groups. In the former S. Wilson broke the record with ease and in the latter G. Bennett stormed home well ahead of the rest of the field. Bennett wasa member of the open Natal B team and Wilson ran for the Natal U15 team. In academic spheres Gillingham is still persevering in spite of the absence of natural talent J.Jaaback received his academic colours for the third year as well as the Maths and Biology prizes and also the major A,E.G.I. scholarship. J. Bennett was placed in the top 100 in the nationwide Maths Olympiad. Congratulations! Another win! B. Fletcher and W. Wannenburgh won the interhouse speech contest with,so they say,consumate easel! B. Fletcher was also the best speaker of the evening. S. Wilson reached the finals of the closely contested Junior Speech Contest. Moreover B. Fletcher reached the semi-finals of the Alan Raton literary compe tition and received Cultural Colours and Honours. Reaching the semi finals in the Hofmeyr speech competition and his memorable performance in this year's play "Twelfth Night" were high points in his cultural activities. Well donel Gillingham's prefects set a good example on the sports' field; F. Mandy received well-deserved rugby colours, while T. Deenik re presented Natal Schools at rugby and consequently was awarded Honours. M,Stefanutti wascaptain of tennis, while T. Deenik captained the Kearsney squash team and earned himself a place in the D. & D, team. He was awarded squash colours. Indeed a healthy respect for his "right arm crosscourt" stroke was found among the members of the weekly "Hit parade"l Leach-Lewis, Mayberyand Hooper all played for the 1st XI hockey with the former representing the D. & D. "B" side and being awarded colours. In the inter-house golf competition, played for the first time this year,Gillingham won, thanks to the efforts of the Thomas twins, Gary and Mark,and Chubby Ozard. Outside of school, R. Hewitt part nered his father to win the South African Hobiecat Championships and 8. Buchanan was selected for the Natal Junior Water Skiing team. The efforts of Gillingham boys in school societies must not go unmentioned. B,Cunningham proved an effective Band Major; W. Wannenburgh was Prime Minister in the Kearsney Parlia ment; S. Wilde chaired the Moun tain Club as did Deenlik the Chess and Senior Scientific Societies. Finally, best wishesfrom this year's leaverstoall membersofGillingham in 1983,especially the prefects and sixth form whom we hope will have a successful final year at school. May they always adhere to our House motto "Upward and Onward",and to you all"VASBYT". T. Deenik S \N. Wannenburgh Haley HouseReport This year hasflowed very smoothly and as prefects we can look back on an exciting and enjoyable term of office, only made possible because of the co-operation of the boys and the backing of the masters. The keen enthusiasm of the boys, watching them adapt to their new environment, establish their iden tity, and getting to know them, was an exciting experience. I feel it is appropriate to mention the Head Boy,Robert Laing, in the report for although he is not a Haley House prefect, he was always around helping and taking part in its many activities. Thank you. Two activities which come to mind are the house Table Tennis Championships and Rogamaga. Rogamaga was the house versus the prefects in a touch-rugby play off. Such activities enabled us to get to know the boys more personally. The boys excelled in sport, Gould (captain] and Parkinson (vicecaptain] played excellent rugby at U.I 3 level, which is promising, MacLarty showed his talent not only as a good wing in rugby but as a good athlete and hockey player. Grinyer,another promising sportsman,did very well in hockey 13

and was chosen for the Durban and Districts' u.15 hockey side. Vincent excelled in swimming and although only u.14 he won the u.15 cup - the Matterson Cup. He was chosen for Durban and Districts swimming and won the Pennefather Gup on Sports Day. Bennett is also a promising athlete and won the Hopkins Gup on Sports Day. The rugby spirit was really felt this year and although we often lacked in numbers, the u.13 and u.14 teams chosen mainly from Haley House, made up for this in deter mination. R. Laing, M. Ward, and G. Wise all played in the 1st XV rugby side. G. Wise received Colours and was 1 st XV captain. The Haley House boys were often the most keen when it came to interhouse competitions and with out them,the gala and Sports day would not have been the same. M. Ward was vice-captain of school swimming and G. Wise was captain. In the cricket sphere, Jewitt, Kelly and Broomhead were the leading bowlers and Broomhead, Gray, Jewitt and Kelly among the better batsmen in the u.13 division. The u.14 division also showed lots of talentand namesthatcometo mind are Grinyer, MacLarty and Birt. Birt was captain. Water-polo made itself felt in Haley House this year as all three Haley House prefects played for the 1st XI waterpolo side. Gould and Vincent,only starting this year,also showed promising potential. Thecultural arid academicspheres did not go unnoticed. Most of the boys participated in many societies and the choir was made up mainly of Haley House.boys. A number of boys received Merit Gertificataes on their high standard of schoolwork. The Bible studies run by O.Geekie were notas well attended as should be on Tuesday nights and religious life should be further enrcouraged. We all wish to thank the Assistant Masters — Mr Cocks, Mr Kassier and Mr Allen for helping not only the boys but also backing the prefects. We also wish to thank the matron, Mrs Lyte-Mason for the time she has spent making Haley House a homely place. Lastly, I would like to extend a very sincere thanks to Mr Hall for his extensive backing of the prefects, especially while learning the ropes at the beginning of the year. The atmosphere he hasestablished and extensive time he has spent in running the house is treasured by the boysand prefects. Thankyou. G. Wise - Head of House Pembroke House Report Once again Pembroke had a good year and it appears that the House is maintaining its high standards of earlier years. Pembroke's spirit was paramount in the House's achievements.This showed early in the year when we again staved off a persistent attack from Finningley to win the Annual Swimming Gala. Mention must be made of the fine individual per formances by P. van der Schyff, G.Vincent and A. Muhlbauer,who won the u.14, u.15 and Open trophies respectively. Mention must also be made of A. Lawrie who captained the team to victory. A. Muhlbauer has achieved the truly commendable distinction of winning each age group trophy during his five years at Kearsney. Once again Pembroke had to be content in coming third in the InterHouse Athletics meeting. Although the pressure of important Trials exams made it difficult for the Sixth Formers to set an example for the House to follow, it is encouraging to know that we won the Standards trophy. A lot of hard work was put into Sports Day and if we had a bit more depth in the House we could probably win this elusive trophy. G. Oliver, A. Hattingh, G. du Toit, G. Vincent, S. Summerfield and A. van Noordwyk must be con gratulated on their success on the day.Special mention mustalso be made of R. Hein who later went to the Natal Schools Trials and came first in the 400m Hurdles and second in the 100m Hurdles to gain selection to the Natal Schools Team. The future looks extremely positive in both the academic and sporting fields, where Pembroke has been slightly thin in previous years. However,if the present house spirit is not continued, there can be no achievements in any field. It is therefore imperative that a good understanding develop between the senior and junior boys, with the seniors setting the example. In closing we would like to thank the boys of the House for their co operation. We would also like to extend our congratulations to next year's prefects and we trust that through their excellent leadership they will lead Pembroke to greater heights. PREFECTS OF1982 M.Wessels G. GJiver A. Lawrie S.SIoane 4 tt i 14

Clubs and Societies Athenian Society It has been an interesting year. Mr J.F. Reece spoke once more about the origins of Kearsney College. Mr Beer demonstrated the Mr J. Farran gave a talk on Sandhurst as he knew it and later showed some films which illus trated the training of the cadets as it is conducted now and the pre cision marching required for Trooping the Colour. Mr F. Cocks gave an interesting account of canoeing in Natal. The year ended with an illustrated address by Mr R. Townshend on his recent tour of South West Africa, which was very well received. R.W. Lamplough Foram Report 1982 1982 was a very active year for Forum and an enthusiastic start to the year promised great things. Unfortunately the pressure of work attimescaused smallerattendances and a number of boys missed some excellent speeches. The year began with a talk by Mr Pople who was making his third visit to Forum and this time he spoke on sharks.This meeting was undoubtedly the highlight of the year as an exciting film showing the grace and power of the Great Whites had the boys'eyes glued to the screen. Mr Tom Bedford then spoke at the next meeting and gave a very good talk about the African rugby side he took on tour to America in 1981. Mr Bedford's enthusiasm for the tour and the efforts he is making for African rugby coaching throughout the large cities made the boys realise how fortunate the whites in this country are,and that a lot of work still has to be done before we can truly say that Blacks have the same opportunities as we have. Staff Sergeant Carlson, MrGatfney and Dr van der Walt addressed the society at the next three meetings. They spoke about National Service, Advanced Driving and Chiropractic Care respectively. The talk on Advanced Driving was particularly Interesting with a couple of well presented films on skidding and motor cycles being shown. The visit of four international canoeists, Mike Tocknell, Flubby Sandberg, Jerome Truran and Matt Carlisle provided another very enjoyable evening as the four described their experiences in America where they offered to go and help on a communal farm. They were supposed to be sup porting a nearby town; but it turned out that they had fallen into the hands of the Moonie Cult orga nisation. They told us how the Moonies use the technique of gentle persuasion and each of the four had been assigned to some one already a member of this cult. The member's job was to make sure that his protege became brainwashed like the rest of them and fully indoctrinated into the cult. Mr Taylor, Mr Coetzee and Pro fessor Broadhurst delivered inte resting talks on the South African Bureau of Standards, the Fluman Science Research Council and Electronic Engineering respectively. At the time of writing a talk by Captain Wright of the Vice Squad has been planned and an outing to the University Electronics Department is still to be under taken. As this is my final year in Forum I would just like to thank Mr Vassard and mysecretary,John van NIekerk, for all their help, hard work and interest. I wish them both the best of luck for next year and hope that Forum continues to serve its usetui purpose of providing stimulating extra-mural education. Robert Laing Cadet Corps:1982 Once again we have decided to have the Cadet Corp run by the boys and the Remembrance Day parade was run totally by the boys as it has been over the past two years.To this purpose John Farran started a training coursefor matrics who were interested in holding rank.The course ended in an interhouse competition consisting of a dril l competition, a cross country course followed by a shoot-off by the competitors. Gillingham won thiseventand wereawarded acup which will now become a floating trophy to be awarded for this event annually. The success of the competition on a Flouse basis at the end of the NCO course has prompted us to use the House system throughout the corps and from next year we will be disbanding the old system of A, B and C companies. From 1983we will be running acompany for each House,and will thus have a Finningley, Gil lingham and Pembroke company consisting of three platoons each. We hope that putting the cadets in line with sport will make it a more meaningful exercise and thus create more enthusiasm for a school activity that is less than popular. We are also hoping that the new system will simplify the administration problemsand will create an oppor tunity for reforming the whole emphasis placed on our cadets under the present system. Lastly I would like to thank all those who have concerned themselves in cadet activity this year. 2nd Lt. A.M. Bromley-Gans Senior Guild Senior Guild has played a very secondary, almost minor role in the l ife of the school this year. Fojjowlng on from a very success ful Scripture Union Mission in the first term. House Bible studies gained a new impetus and these have continued with a great degree of leadership from senior boys. The Room 36 Fellowship of a Sunday night and voluntary Chapel prayers have again been function ing well so it was left to the Senior Guild to fi ll in the slots. This has meant a fairly regular visit to the Sunday Evening service at St Elizabeth's Anglican Church in Westville to attend their very pop ular and well attended Evening worship. We also visited the Presbyterian Church Youth Fellowship one Fri day night when they had an "open house" evening and this was thor oughly enjoyed as well. We don't seem to have had much response to our letters to other schools to see what was happening at their Guilds with a view to visiting them.The only one that we would have like to go to was organised by the S.C.A. at Kloof High. How ever, it clashed with a school play. The S.U, Team have visited us to show slides and generally promote their Skoegheim Camps. I feel that Senior Gui ld must be a "school " effort and not a "statf" organization and the best evenings we have had have been motivated by the boys themselves. Perhaps this will really take off next year. K.G. Fish 15

m R. Hewitt VI Form 1982 More lighton Botha's HiU Local History Research Unit Kearsney College 1982 Research Team Jonathan Bowden Michael Butler Mark Cameron Shane Doyle Pierre du Toit Gary Ekerold Andrew Elliott Ralph Ford Anthony Geldard Justin Greger Graig Hanbury-King Ebrahim Hansa Warren Hunter Warren Mills Aiden Moffett Robert Pole Victor Rushworth Dimitrios Stamatis Gregory Thompson Jens Tiaden Bruce Campbell Master in charge:R.W. Lamplough Last year the boys of Form One produced A History of Botha's Hill. This year their successors have completed its sequel. They hope that it will prove as popular as the first booklet. They wish to thank Mrs C.V.Tullidgefor the illustrations and alsothose residents of Botha's Hill who willingly submitted to inter views by teams of investigators. Copiesof this bookletare available at the cost of a donation of R1-00 each to the Kearsney College Old Boys' Pavilion Fund. Write to; The Bursar, Kearsney College, P.O. Botha's Hill. 3660 Cornells Botha It is thought that Cornelis Botha was born about 1815. When he wasa teenager he ran away to sea and served on British mercheint ships. He became the captain of the Eleanor,a trading ship owned by some Boers who lived in Natal. The Eleanor sailed up and down the east coastfrom Durban, prob ably picking up and delivering goods in various places. In 1839 the Eleanor was wrecked at the entrance to Durban Bay. Harbour Master In 1839Cornelis Botha's name was listed among the men given land by the Voortrekker Volksraad of the Republic of Natalia. He was also appointed 'heemraad' Cthe equivalent of assistant magistrate) by the Volksraad. In 1840 he was appointed harbour master of Port Natal. Helived in someZulu hutsat the Point. He was given certain powers to control shipping at Port Natal. Soon after this, however, there were complaintsagainst him. He was suspended while the case was investigated. He asked to be released from duty. At about this time he brought erf No. 18 in Durban from P. Raats. Inn Keeper In April 1844 he announced that he wasopening an hotel in Church Street, Pietermaritzburg. Unfortu nately in September 1844 he went bankrupt. He was married to Sophia Maritz, the daughter of Gerrit Maritz, the Voortrekker leader. In March 1845 a son, christened Gerhardus Marthinus, was born. In 1846 Cornelis Botha may have been running a billiard room in Pietermaritzburg. In July 1847 he advertised in a Pieter maritzburg newspaper that he was taking over Elliott's Albany Hotel, on the road to Durban. Short-Lived Venture Botha did not stay there long. In 1848he advertised thatthe Halfway House (as his inn came to be called) was for sale. He obviously did notfind a buyer then, because in 1849 the farm Botlia's Halfway House was surveyed by Thomas Okes and two years later it was registered in the name of Cornelis Botha. In 1852 Botha leased the inn to J.F. Smith and after that it is not possible to find anything more about him. The property Botha's Halfway House was transferred from Cornelis Botha to Elizabeth Cato in 1876. This may mean that by then he was dead. In all he cannot have lived below whatcame to be called Botha's Hill more than about five years, whereas the inn was in business for a third of a century. Botha's Halfway House There was an accommodation house at the foot of Botha's Hill for about thirty-five years. The earliest reference is to Elliott's Accommo dation House. In 1844 Elliott changed the name to Albenia(this is how Graham Mackeurtan spells it) in honour of the wife of the new governor, Martin West.In 1846an unknown traveller wrote in hisdiary that when he spent the night there one of Elliott'ssheep had been killed by "a tiger or a lion". (Leopards were often called 'tigers' in those days.)In January 1847the inn was being run by Louis Smith. He named it The Travellers' Home. In July 1847 there appeared Cornelis Botha's advertisement that he was taking over Elliott's Albany Hotel.Botha was still there in 1850. At about that time the Rev James Green stayed "at an accommo dation house run by a Mr Botha,at the foot of Botha's Hill". Also in 1850Charles Barter,a government official, stopped for the night at Botha's but he found it so noisy thathedecided tosleepin hiswagon. Comfortable and Neat In the same year Frederick Mason and his brother, walked to Pieter maritzburg, had dinner at the inn and left an interesting description of it. The travellers' room was "a comfortable and neat apartment with folding glass doors, a chintz sofa and neat furniture". The travellers were given cold sucking pig for dinner that day. In 1851 Thomas Phipson passed the inn without stopping there for any length of time. He was the Sheriff of Natal. In the next year J.F. Smith took over the hotel on 16