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MftpP Kearsney Chronicle 1984 V):] Kearsney College, Botha's Hill Natal, South Africa. ISBN 0620031565

Kearsney Board of Governors Dr G.W.Shuker: Chairman Prof,the Rev.Dr V.J. Bredenkamp: Vice-Chairman Mr D.W. Barker Mr J.H. Charter Mr K.C. Comins Mr E.S.C. Garner Mr D.A. Hopewell (Old Boys' Representative) Mr D.D. Morgan Mr N. Polkinghorne (Old Boys' Representative) Mr T.A. Polkinghorne Mr I.G.B. Smeaton Mr A.B. Theunissen Mr D.V.Thompson Rev. C. Wilkins Ex Officio Members The President of Conference: Rev. P. Storey Chairman, Natal Coastal District: Rev. J. Borman Representative, Natal Coastal District: Mr A.J.W. Haley Kearsney College Headmaster Mr E.C.W. Silcock Secretary Mr N. Gerber Honorary Life Governor Mrs M.E. Forsyth Kearsney college Trustees The President of the Conference of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa: Rev. P. Storey Professor the Rev. Dr V.J. Bredenkamp Mr K.C. Comins Mr D.D. Morgan Professor Dr C.L.S. Nyembezi Mr T.A. Polkinghorne Dr G.W.Shuker Honorary Life Trustees Mr W.H. Hulett Rev C. Wilkins Mr A.B. Theunissen Secretary to the Trustees: Mr N. Gerber

Kearsney College Staff 1984 Headmaster; Deputy Headmaster: Senior Master: Senior Master: Chaplain; Teaching Staff; Administration Staff; Bursar; Secretaries; Catering: Maintenance: Sanitorium: House Matrons: Laundry: Stud Shop: Kit Shop: School Doctor: M E.C.W.Silcock M J.W.Storm (i/c Afrikaans) M R.D. Blamey M J.L. Hall (i/c Historv) Rev DJ. Buwalda (I/c Counselling) M T.G. Allen (i/c English) M A.M. Bromley-Gans (l/cArt) M s E.P. Buwalda (part-time) M F.P.D. Cocks M J.J. Cummins (part-time) M L.P. Daniels M M.J. de Beer (i/c Biology) M K. Decker (i/c Mathematics) M F.J. de Jager M C. Diedericks (Housemaster,Pembroke House) M J. Farran (i/c Zulu) M K.G. Fish (i/c Geography) M K.Garrett M J. Gibb (Srd term) M H.Gibson (i/c French) M D.Goldhawk M M.Griffiths M S. Griffiths (part-time) M J.M. Harper (Director of Music) M L. Kassier M G.P. King (1st term) M R.W. Lamplough M A. Lees M M. Lees (Housemaster, Haley House) M E. MacMillan (2nd term) M M.E. Myhill M P.A.T. Ratcliffe M J. Reynolds (I/c Resources Centre) M K.Smith (i/c Physical Education) M J. Strydom M P.C.Taylor M M.A.Thiselton (i/c Physical Science) M A.R.C.Townshend (Housemaster, Gillingham House) M B.W.Tucker M C.V. Tullidge M C.J. van Loggerenberg M M.D.van Rensburg(i/c Latin) M M. Vassard M B. Williams (Housemaster, Finningley House) M D.Wortmann M J.A. Chick M M.W.Alborough M T.E. Milbank M A.B. Potter M R. Blackbeard (i/c Catering) M F.L. Agate M D.D. Milbank (i/c Maintenance) Si er E. Beaton Si er M.Savory M H, Fiddler (Gillingham) M J. Lyte-Maston (Haley) M M.Partridge (Pembroke) M 1. Rautenbach (Finningley) M S. Agate M A.Chick (part-time) M N.Townshend (part-time) D P.H.P. Williams

d ^RPE Natal Senior Certificate Examination 1984 Natal Senior Certificate with Matriculation Exemption . 64 Natal Senior Certificate without Matriculation Exemption 27 Boys who failed to gain Certificate 8 99 11 boys who entered for Matriculation Exemption failed to achieve it, but achieved Senior Certificates. 'A'Aggregate (above 80%): Catlin G.J., De Villiers P.P., Parle T.L., Rencken M.B., Shepherd N.J. 'B'Aggregate(70%-79%): Bentley A.C., Cole B.B., Irvine M.N.,Jewitt G.P.W., Lindon D.J., Maarschalk T.R., Maritz D.D., Murphie A.J., Norman S.P., Officer A.K., Phillips R., Pitt A.L., Ralph N.J.D., Simpson G.N., Spencer C., Torrance G.M., White D.F., Whittle M.B.B. 'C Aggregate(60%-69%): Bradford B.D., Colenbrander A.M., Comrie D.R., Gazzard G.C,,Graham R., Green P.A., Gritten M.J.T., Hattingh A.V., Hugnin P., Johnstone J.M.P., Karlson G.M., Lawrie A.C., Lincoln C.H.J., MacParlane R.G., Makin K.D.,Organ D.A., Simpson D.G.,Ward B., Wishart M.C. Subject Distinctions (above 80%):(Total - 38) 6 'A's Shepherd N.J. (English, Afrikaans, Maths,Physical Science, Geography, History). 4 'A's Parle T.L. (Maths, Biology, Physical Science, Computer Studies(S)) Rencken M.B. (Maths, Biology, Physical Science, Latin). 3'A's Catlin G.J.(Maths, Biology, Physical Science) De Villiers P.P. (Afrikaans, Physical Science, Geography). 2'A's Gazzard G.C.(Maths(S), Physical Science (S)). 1 'A' Cole B.B.(Geography) Dunlop N.A.(Maths) Irvine M.N.(Computer Studies(S)) Johnstone J.M.P,(Physical Science (S)) Lindon D.J.(History) Maritz D.D.(Georgraphy) Murphie A.J.(English) Norman S.P.(Geography) Officer A.K.(Geography) Phillips R.(History) Ralph N.J.D.(Maths) Simpson D.G.(Physical Science) Simpson G.N.(History) Sparg B.P.(Physical Science(S)) Spencer C.(Geography) Whittle M.B.B.(Geography) Stop Press: Since the Chronicle went into print, some late results have been received: M.B. Rencken and G.J. Catlin both achieved "A"s in Supplementary Mathematics. This means Rencken gained 5"A"s and Catlin gained 4.

From the Headmaster's Study Where did 1984 go? It seemed to slip by so fast yet so much was crowded into it. But that is the reason for a good year—have plenty going on. There was a time when I was a little concerned about something and that was when the swimming pool was not availabfloer use and the weather was warming up. The school needed to 'cool off in more ways than one and it was a great relief when we eventually commissioned the pool and our summer routine could be resumed. The year has been one of interest in several directions. The building of a new room to house our computers is in keeping with present educational practice and the intro duction of 'computer literacy' in Forms 2 and 3 is an extension of this. To increase academic supervision it has been decided to divide the school into Upper (Form 6), Middle (Forms 5 and 4) and Lower (Forms 3, 2 and 1) sections, each of which will be under the control of the Deputy Headmaster or a Senior Master. We are also to introduce short reports on boys at the ends of the 1st and 3rd terms. These academic decisions are taken after considerable discussion and thought, but we believe the boys will benefit from them. One of the hardest parts of our job of teaching is to get boys to study and to be motivated and our expec tation is that closer supervision of achievement and effort ratings will encourage boys to work hard throughout the year rather than only just before examinations. The matter of 'time out of school' is a continual prob lem because, I believe, advantage is being taken of staff by asking for more 'time out' than the permitted times. Does this affect academic results? I think so. Consequently much firmer checks are to be kept on weekends out and free Sundays. While 1984 has been a good, sound year it seems that 1985 will be a little different. This is as it should be because a school which stands still is really going backwards and I don't think we are doing that. Staff Notes In 1957 Ken Fish came to Kearsney from Healdtown in the Cape, where he started his teaching career. Now,28 years later, he is going to retire. A Christian gentleman with a wonderful sense of humour is how we can describe Ken; he is a real schoolmaster and a character we will miss at Kearsney. Ken has given loyal service and we wish him and Stella many years in happy retirement in Maritzburg where they are going to settle. Robin Blamey will take over the Geography Departmeiit. Barry Williams decided to retire early from Finningley. Barry and his family will move into a Staff House on the campus and Carl and Pat van Loggerenberg and their family will move into Finningley. We wish them many years of housemastering. Mervyn Myhill is emigrating to Australia after 16 years in the Biology Department. His enthusiasm will be missed. Johan Strydom is going to Maritzburg to join the N.E.D. after 4 years at Kearsney, and John Farran is going to England where his wife is already studying. Mrs M. Partridge, matron in Pembroke, it to marry and will be living on the South Coast. All positions have been filled; In addition,Jim Cummins, who has taught part-time this year,will become ourfull-time Computer Science teacher. When Giles King left during the year, Dave Goldhawk joined the Staff to teach History. Erik de Jager (Afrikaans) and Kevin Smith (Phys. Ed.) who joined us in January have both settled in well and made considerable contributions to Kearsney. Frikkie tour ed the U.S.A. with the Durban Men's Choir in September. This was made possible because Mrs Storm offered to stand in for him. Kevin married Gil Rensford who settled in here very nicely. The Headmaster and Mrs Silcock had the opportunity to visit the U.K. and the U.S.A. in June. The Head met with educationalists there and came back withmany new ideas. Both he and Mrs Silcock enjoyed a well-earned break. The Rev. David Buwalda and his family also went to the States on short leave. Anne Lees spent a holiday with her parents in New Zealand and the Myhills visited relatives in Australia. The following members of staff took long leave: Chris Diedericks (replaced by Mrs Storm), Justin Hall (replaced by Mrs MacMillan) and Helen Gibson who was replaced by Mrs GIbb. The following took short leave: Tim Allen, Barry Williams,John Harper and Ken Fish. At Speech Day this year long service awards(25 years) were made to Robin Blamey and John Harper. This year the following members of staff graduated: Mervyn Myhil(lM.Ed.), Sheila Griffiths (B.A. (Hons.) ), Tim Allen (B.A.(Hons.))and Fred Cocks(B.Ed.). Two boys were born this year: Clayton Tucker on 28 March and Keith Andrew Vassard on 15 November. We sympathise with Mrs Bertha Storm who lost her mother, Mrs Nel, who will be affectionately remembered by old boys from Junior House days;Tim Allen whose mother, Mrs Gibbons, died; Mrs Jean Ratcliffe whose father, Mr S. Moore, died in Harare and Keith Decker whose father passed away. We congratulate the following on their marriages: Jean, daughter of Ken and Stella Fish; Cathy, daughter of Erica Beaton; and Bradley,son of Brian and Agnes Potter. r .-i • - :i\ if ■i m Uliffi ■■1 ■H 'S'-jTnomembers of staff received long-service awards, having completed twenty-five years at the College. They are Mr John Harper and Mr Robin Blamey.

Mr Ken Fish Farewell KEN FISH How does one summarise a man like Ken (Kenjay) Fish on paper? Kenneth George Fish was born at Dordrecht in the Cape Province on 13 October, 1924. In 1931, his family moved to Durban, where he attended MacDonald Road Junior, Penzance Road and D.H.S. For a short while before he enlisted with the Royal Durban Light Infantry to 'avenge Torbruk', Ken was employed by Shell Company of S.A. at the princely sum of what would now be R28 per month. Ken then went'up North' with the D.L.I, and saw service in Egypt and Italy. On his return from the war, he attended the University of Natal,where he obtained a B.A. in English and Geography. Typically of Ken, he did not allow this qualification to pre vent him from teaching Arithmetic and History at various stages of his career! Before he came to Kearsney in 1957 as Head of Geo graphy, Ken spent a year as Travelling Secretary for S.C.A. (of which he had been Chairman at university) and was Senior Geography master at Healdtown Missionary Institu tion in Fort Beaufort, C.P. Ken was Housemaster of Finningley House from 1963 to 1969. In 1966 he took up a British Council sponsored teach ing post at Bedford School, Bedford, England. He has serv ed four times as the Chairman of the Natal Geographical Association. He has served on Inspector Hattingh's Geo graphy Syllabus Committee, marked N.S.C. Higher and mMrsStella Fish Mr Mervyn Myhill. Staridard Grade Geography and has addressed innumerable seminars on the teaching of Geomorphology. Ken's activities associated with the Church (a driving force in his life) are myriad. He has been a local preacher since 1956, a Sunday School teacher almost ever since he can remember, and Superintendent at Botha's Hill until 1976. He is the Senior Circuit Steward at Kearsney, serves on the Executive of Scripture Union of S.A., is Chairman of the Koinonia Management Committee and a Trustee of the J.H. Hofmeyr Campsite at Anerley (S.C.A./S.U.). He was the President of the Natal Local Preachers' Association in 1962 and Lay Secretary (to Athol Jennings) of the Natal Methodist Youth Department in 1962 and 1963. He has coached Cricket, Tennis and Rugby at Kearsney - he played both rugby and cricket for Pietermaritzburg Varsity and played for Border Country Districts XI while he was in Fort Beaufort; he has also been Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles Champion of the Hillcrest Tennis Club in the early 60's. He holds a M.C.C.coaching certificate, is a Natal Diving Judge and was a Grade A timekeeper in Natal Athletics. He planned the Cross-Country course for Kearsney before Athol Jennings took over in 1968,and has run Kearsney's Annual Sports Day. Probably the highlight of his career — an event which will never be forgotten (even by those who did not witness it!) was his swashbuckling century against Maritzburg College Staff in October 1983. During his long career. Ken married (his devoted wife, Stella, is the real 'power behind the throne'), raised four daughters, and still manages to become wobbly-kneed over his three grandchildren! In spite of all the typing he has done in his many secretarial jobs. Ken has never learnt to type. Ken,and Stella, Kearsney wishes you a very happy retire ment to Maritzburg. Thank you for your cheerfulness, sense of humour, willingness to do any task (including building the cricket scoreboard), and, above all, for your overriding humanity. Ken. We will miss you in the day to day running of Kearsney. MERVYN MYHILL Mervyn has taught at Kearsney since 1971, and is a wellknown figure around Kearsney. He was educated at Selbourne College in East London, where he was a prefect and played First Team Rugby and took part in Athletics. He later gained Provincial colours in both these sports. His education was continued at Natal University, where he obtained his B.Sc. in 1967. He has since studied further as a part-time student, obtaining his B.Ed, in 1971 and his M.Ed, in 1984. His thesis for his Master's Degree was entitled; "Comparative analysis of trends in examining the Biological Sciences at Senior Certificate and First Year University Levels, with special reference to Natal". At Kearsney, he has taught mainly Biology, but also some General Science and Geography. Mervyn is probably best known for his contribution to Kearsney's Athletics and Cross-country teams. During his years in charge of Athletics at Kearsney and Cross-country, he has given training and encouragement to many Natal runners. He started the Mountain Club in 1974, and it is a tribute to his enthusiasm that this club has an enrolment of forty members this year, twelve years after its inception. A keen runner, Mervyn can be seen at the oddest hours doing a bit of road training or running the school's cross country courses. He ran cross-country for Natal for two years while he was at University, and has run the Comrades Marathon six times. Mervyn and his wife, Marilyn were married in 1972,and have three children: Paul ("Mighty Atom"), Claire ("Molecule") and Caroline. Kearsney wishes the Myhills the best of luck for their new future in Australia where Mervyn has taken a teaching post at Wesley College in Perth, Western Australia. There ya go, mates!

PROFESSOR DE LANGE GUEST OF HONOUR This year's Annual Speech Day and Sixth Form Prize-giving was held in the Henderson Hall on Thursday,20th Septem ber. The Guest Speaker was Professor J.P. de Lange,one of the foremost educationists in South Africa, and author of the De Lange Report on Education. In his speech. Professor De Lange referred to a number of forces operating in South Africa, shaping its future: Firstly, there are the Demographic Forces. The internal migratory pattern is towards urbanisation. This process has arrived at completion in the White and Indian groups, but the Black migration is still taking place. It is estimated that within 16 years, the population of the cities will have In creased by ten million. The migration pattern tends to be from south to north,so that at present 41 per cent of South Africa's Whites are concentrated in the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging area. This percentage will very soon increase to 60 per cent. This will, among other things,affect the water-supply, and within a few years, the Transvaal will have to 'import' water to that area. The age composition of the various races makes an interesting study. In a society which has neutral growth,the number of people born just replace the number dying. In South Africa, the Whites are in a neutral growth pattern, the Indians almost in the same pattern, with only very few more births than deaths,the Coloureds are replacing at a far greater rate than both Indians and Whites,and the Blacks at a still greater rate. Graphically represented,the growth rate of the Whites would be a semi-circle, Indians a parabola, Coloureds an inverted V and Blacks a widened inverted V. Secondly, there are Group interests, represented by the various cultural movements as subdivisions of the main racial groups, for example, the Afrikaans, the Zulus, Greek and German South Africans, and many others. These move ments tend to polarise smaller groups who are struggling to F r. 1Jit m mm f- ■■•■.s'.iLa&i ■ ■■ fs mm r- . . ' 'I m . 1. ui S tmaaMTOBeaB ■4* *f--" vjk ^ m »i t -£ 'M.n |iI srj?i isrx. ■l.'H : Professor J.P. De Lange - Guest of Honour. Tfie Headmaster, Mr E.C.W. SHcock with Guest of Honour, Professor J.P. De Lange. maintain their cultural identities, and though all of them are necessary, and desirable, they very often tend to pull in different directions. In addition to this, there are those forces which create 'common ground' the most important of these being the economic inter-dependence of all groups in South Africa. Thirdly, there are the Economic Forces. These boil down basically to the Socialistic/Capitalistic trends present in South Africa. At this stage, it is not clear which of these two forces will set the future. It would be preferable to settle for "Capitalism with a conscience", which has a "sense of justice". At this stage in the development of South Africa, we have the chance to set the climate of the future. Socialism appears to be "going out of fashion" and because "cutting up the cake differently leads to poverty, let us create a society in which people can make a bigger cake." Fourthly, there are the Political Forces. In South Africa, as anywhere else in developing countries, there is a com plete Left to Right continuum. On the extreme Left are the revolutionaries, who hope that, if you destroy the present structure, a new and better system will arise from the ashes. On the extreme Right are the reactionaries who hope to recreate for the future some sort of idealised past state, if necessary, by violence. In the Middle are those who believe in an "evolutionary solution". The way we decide is the way we will go. Fifthly, there are Technological Forces. The basic phases of human development are, according to Alvin Toffler, author of "Future Shock" and "The Third Wave"; Agricul tural, with the emphasis on social life and the development of small towns; Industrial with the emphasis on technologi cal improvements; and the Third Wave, with its emphasis on the informative - in which education plays a large part. The

K I 'I. = f. ik k-'h : r'-'f-v*" f .•?' _H6 Professor De Lange with Dr Graeme Shuker, Chairman of the Board. first great breakthrough In this direction came with the de velopment of the alphabet, which allowed human memory to become "independent of the physical brain", that is, it allowed knowledge to accumulate. With the development of the computer,"second phase literacy" has come into existence. Somewhere, some head master must have expressed a similar fear to the ones ex pressed today about computers, that the introduction of the alphabet would lead to "boys sitting like zombies, look ing at pages". The machine is as immaterial as the paper in a book."We cannot educate new generations and keep them computer illiterate. Data banks are becoming universally available, therefore there must be computer literacy. Second phase literacy is changing the world." This leads on to the two basic questions which can be posed concerning education: What are the learning needs of Society, and how do you provide for them? There are three modes of education: Formal education provided by schools. Universities and so on; non-forma' education, which is provided by extra-mural activities and informal education, which is provided by interaction and by life. "The health of formal education depends on the health of the other two. Being a boarding school,education goes far beyond the formal at Kearsney. There is nonformal education (societies and so on) and informal educa tion (in the Houses). Therefore, Kearsney is almost a total system." A number of learning needs of society are not being attended to. The most massive need is the learning need of Black children. There is a need to reach the parents through non-formal ways in the work situation and outside ■ so that this can be passed on in interaction with the children. There is a need to achieve scientific and technical literacy. This cannot be dealt with only by schools, it must be non-formal and informal as well. "The only way in which we can move towards a more just society is if more people devote themselves to interests transcending self-interest. This will enable enough people to work together." "The basis lies in a Christian context: The greater good of Man in obedience to God." m •■s mm * mfliW'iiviithiiii'iiiTii'Ofi'nfjll Iff IDIT 4'-- » Sfr, Professor J.P. De Lange, N. Shepherd (Dux of the school) and the Headmaster. I *3^ a V ,9 « <* ntt * -«.« mm 9 Professor De Lange with the Dux, the Headboy and the Headmaster.

f't ##?* . vj jrc ;, t f ;',^ J ^> # ^ I »,¥•» Xf 4'lf'^ -- '' t 4M iiiii»iiiniii* I ISk^Sifc* PlgWPMIM y! 'ui-rmw\ iK*iA » %*« t MTfrwwi 4 ^ »:&#«{»#'&«^-«» « wy-j- »- y£iB^ mmmmsts^ |ttft t ^^%'' ^* •*\ »<! «##3> m 1 1« t *»t ft w * J .i »♦ «!««««»; S/xf/i Form. Prize Winners 1984 S.B. Theunissen Prize for Perseverance P.A. Green Academic Colours (Re-award) P,F, de Villiers (Re-award) M.N. Irvine (Re-award) D.J. Lindon (Re-award) D.D. Maritz (Re-award) A.J. Murphie (Re-award) R.Phillips (Re-award) N.J.D, Ralph Academic Honours (Re-award) G.J. Catlin Art Prize D.R. Comrie Margarette and Richard Best Prize for Music . . . A.L. Pitt French Prize V.M.M. Koenig Computer Studies Prize T.L. Parle Academic Colours (Re-award) .T.L. Parle Special Service (Headmaster's Prize) . . . . R.G. MacFarlane Jack Reece Prize for Latin M.B. Rencken Ben Milner Prize for Biology M.B. Rencken Patrick Moore MemoriaSl hield and the John Kinloch Mem. Prize for Physical Science . . M.B. Rencken Alletson/Smith Award for Mathematics and the Mathematics Prize M.B. Rencken Supplementary Mathematics Prize M.B. Rencken Academic Honours (Re-award) M.B. Rencken Afrikaans Prize N.J. Shepherd William and Susan Jones English Prize . . . . N.J. Shepherd Hindson Mem. Prize for Engl ish Literature . N.J. Shepherd Geography Prize N.J. Shepherd The William Crawford Memorial Prize for History N.J. Shepherd Geo. McLeod Essay Competition N.J. Shepherd Academic Honours (Re-award) N.J. Shepherd Dux of the School N.J. Shepherd Presentation Assembly — 7November 1984 ACADEMIC AWARDS: Foundation for Education, Science and Technology Prizes: A special Award for Achievement in Physical Science and Mathematics in Form 4 H.B. Donnelly A special Award for Achievement in English and Afrikaans in Form 5 P.J. Combrinck CULTURAL AND SERVICE AWARDS: Best Speech of the Year (Sutler Gore Cup) Chess; Junior Champion (Stanek Cup) . . . Senior Champion (Ward Shield) . . Recognition of Service Certificate: Service to Shooting . . J.K. Burns , . . D.M. Allen , T. Padayachee N.L. Houston CADETS: Inter-House Cadet Company Drill Competition (Grand Challenge Cup) Pembroke SPORTS AWARDS: CROSS COUNTRY: Under 13: Best Individual (Jeannot Trophy) Team Event (Jeannot Trophy) . . Under 15:Best Individual (R.W. Calder Cup) Team Event (M.W.A. Fourie Cup) Open; Best Individual (Phillips Trophy) . Team Event (J.H. Christian Cup) . GYMNASTICS: Payne Bros. Cup for the Best Gymnast of the year .M. de Jongh . Pembroke . S.H. Flack . Gillingham S.G. Wilson . Gillingham J.D. Rossouw HOCKEY: 1980 Cup for the Most Outstanding and Consistent Player during the year . . . . . C.J. Grinyer SHOOTING: Junior Champion (Ernest Ashby Memorial Cup) G.T. Hanbury-King Colours (Re-award), Highest Average during the year (Ivan Bjorkman Trophy) and the Senior Champion (Ken Trotter Shield) B.H. Street Inter-House (Derek RobbinsCup) Gillingham SQUASH: Most Improved Player (Carrington Cup) . K.D. MacPherson Junior Champion (Negus Cup) A.N. Broom Senior Champion (Old Boys Cup) A.J.H. Philip TENNIS: Senior Singles Champion (Polkinghorne Cup) , P.J. Kuhn

Final Assembly — 26th November 1984 SPORTS AWARDS: CRICKET: Team Awards: Colours: Honours: C.J. Birt (re-) C.J. Grinyer C.J. Grinyer P. Branford C.J. Birt M.J. Crookes D.P. Dennlson C. du Toit (re-) C.J. Ellis-Cole C.J. Grinyer (re-) A.V. Hattingh (re-) J.M.F. Johnstone G.M. Macfarlane R.G. Macfarlane (re-) Bat for the boy who raised the most money for the bowling machine G.P.T. Ozard Jack Hulett Salver for the House providing the greatest number of players in al l divisions . . Pembroke King's Cup for the best allrounder in thelstTeam C.J. Grinyer Foss Bat for the most improved cricketer in the School A.C. Mundell TENNIS: Junior Singles Champion (George Hulett Trophy) P.J. Kuhn Senior Doubles Champion (Coll Trophy). . A.G. Davidson and P.J. Kuhn ACADEMIC AWARDS: At the end of the year Certificates of Merit are awarded to boys who have done well in their particular Forms. Apart from coming top, they have to have high average marks. Form 4A: 1st: H.B. Donnelly (Col.) 2nd: K.S, Jaaback (Col.) 3rd: K.B. Vigor (Col.) S.H. Flack (Col.) Form 5C: 1st: S.R.C. Hodge Form 5B: 1st: A.J.Tromp 2nd: G.E. Foxton Form 5A: 1st: C.M. Bull (Honours) 2nd: L.E. Piper (Honours) 3rd: C.M. Dunsdon (Col. re-award) Colours for others In Form 5A: P.G. Burton (re-award) G.A. Chemaly (re-award) P.J. Combrinck C. Hansa A.S. Hill (re-award) C.R. Hill (re-award) S.B. Nel (re-award) A.J. Russell-Boulton (re-award) R.J. Thornhill A.J.T. Wilson (re-award) Formi: 1st: T.D.Theunissen Form 2C: 1st: C. van Loggerenberg 2nd: S.A. Rutherford 3rd: C.J. van Alten Form 2B: 1st: P.B. Pearce 2nd: J-M.R. Lalouette 2nd: K.G. Panton Form 2A: 1st: S. Amos 2nd: B.J. Drew Form 3B: 1st: B.M. Richardson 1st: K.H. Wiseman 3rd: G.V. Thompson Form 3A: 1st: D.M.Allen 2nd: K.J. Everett 3rd: A.J. Groom Form 4B: 1st: D.J. Boyce 2nd: N.M.C. Lincoln 3rd: A.C. Mundell SPECIAL AWARDS: Parkes Inter-House Scholastic Trophy ... Pembroke House Sportsman of the Year C.J. Grinyer Edwin Henwood Trophy for the boy who is thought by Senior Boys and Staff to have shown the best qualities of character, perseverance and sympathy in his dealings with others G.M.Stanek Colours: P.D. van der Schyff (re-award) Honours: P.D. van der Schyff WATER POLO Team Awards: G.J. Catlin K.A. Dicks G.A. Dunnett P-J. Dunnett (re-) C.K. Groves G.G. Kruger S.M. Kuhn D.J. Milne T.A.Strydom C.R. Tedder (re-) P.D. van der Schyff (re C.T. Vincent The most improved Water Polo player in the School G.A. Dunnett CULTURAL AWARDS: The Best Junior Speaker (Jakubowicz Cup) C. van Loggerenberg :ificates: R.J. Coll C.J. D'Ahl G.M. Stanek C.M.Watson Colours: Contribution to and achievement in music A.L.Pitt Recognition of Service Cert Contribution to Parliament In the field of Music . ... In Christian leadership . .. For work in the Chapel -mm m HEAD BOY OF KEARSNE Y, HORY MacFARLANE. 10

«»«■«? It * f*'i.iit jtn .A ?^.jB f-f*rs .i'sISi*'-'- i t" i«*ft "in ^ ;«*■ -rjtf ± ♦W! ftr« *«** * ** 1 M mif tMH Kir. ft tr. r'l * f"-;! ■ PREFECTS: Back row: J. Johnstone, B. Rencken, K. Robinson, C. do Toit, T. Maarschalk, C. Lincoln, A. Hattingh, P-J. Dunnett, M. Gritten, C. Hurlimann. Front row: P. De ViHiers, D. White (Head of Haley j, R. Phillips (Head of Pembroke), Mr E.C.W. Silcock (Headmaster), R. MacFarlane (Head of School), Mr J.W. Storm (Deputy Headmaster), G. Weyer (Head of Gillingham), M. Wishart, G. Stanek. Absent: G. Simpson (Head of Finningley). Competition successes t Speech Contest successes: N. Shepherd, J. Burns, M. Ewing, R. MacFarlane, S. Flack, K, Vigor, H. Donnelly, J, Rossouw. SPEECH COMPETITIONS; The second term is a time when pupils from all over Natal meet in the hope of going through to yet another round of the numerous Speech Contests which are held every year. Kearsney's competitors have met with considerable success this year. In the Senior Shell South Africa Contest, organised by the Association of Speech and Drama Teachers of Natal, Michael Ewing, and the Head Boy, Rory MacFarlane, went through to the semi-finals. MacFarlane was nominated to go through to the final round, held at the University of Natal. Although not among the first three, he must have been seriously considered for one of these places, as he spoke very effectively. There were more than two-hundred con testants in the competition. The Junior Competition held by the same organisation involves the presentation of a Forum discussion by a panel of four contestants on a topic which has been researched previously. Four Kearsney Fourth Formers: K. Vigor, J. Roussouw, S. Flack and H. Donnelly won the particular competition in which they participated. In the Alan Paton Literary Competition, Kearsney had two representatives reach the final round which was held at the Natal University (Durban) on 16th October. Jonathon Burns reached the final of the Standard 8 competition, and Nicholas Shepherd (Dux of the School) went through to the final round of the Standard 10 competition. Although neither of them was placed in the finals, they both acquitted themselves well. Burns has been successful in other fields as well. The day before he took part in the first round of the Alan Paton competition, he was judged the winner of a "Young Historians Symposium". LITERARY COMPETITION: Kearsney was represented in the Alan Paton Creative Writing Competition (The Douglas Livingstone Awards) when D. Maritz was awarded second prize in the Standard 10 Competition for a poem which he submitted. Scholarship winners for 1985 On the results of the Entrance Examinations written this year, the following Scholarships have been awarded at Kearsney College for 1985: Standard 7: Major Scholarship to Roger Scholtz of St Andrews School, Bloemfontein. Minor Scholarship to MartinSuckling of Clifton Preparatory School, Durban (formerly of Cowan House). Standard 6: Major Scholarship to Riaan Meintjies of Athlone Primary School, Pietermaritzburg. Minor Scholarship to Karl Wortmann of Hillcrest Primary School , rs Riaan Meintjies. Roger Scholtz. 11

m msa 1 B. Rencken receives the corjgratulations of Mr Precious for his success in the Mathematics Olympiad. Mathematician B. Rencken with the Headmaster and Mr Precious, MATHEMATICS COMPETITIONS: The Mini Maths Olympics held annually at Hillcrest High School has been dominated by Kearsney for the last three years. This year has proven no exception, in spite of the increased number of teams competing. One hundred and thirty teams participated this year in the various categories. Kearsney came first in the Form 6 and Form 2 sections, second in the Form 4 section and sixth in the Forms3 and 5 sections. In a special ceremony held in the morning during the third term, Mr Precious of the Old Mutual, sponsors of the Annual Mathematics Olympiad made a presentation to Bruce Rencken for coming in the top 100 pupils in the country in the Olympiad. Altogether a successful year for Kearsney in these fields. Chapel Notes The symbolic significance of the Chapel at Kearsney is best demonstrated at around 7 o'clock on weekday mornings when hundreds of individual boys,from various places on the campus, begin streaming to the Chapel for morning devotions. There is the sense in which what happens in Chapel unites all the members of the Kearsney community, manifesting a common identity and purpose and stressing the all important sense of belonging to a greater body. Having been nourished in the things of the spirit, the boys and staff once again dissolve into many and varied groups to pursue the activities of the day. The highlight of our Chapel programme was probably the visit of the Scripture Union team who conducted a Teaching Mission in February. The team was made up of four members, Paul Culwick, Ian Anderson,Pippa Ross and Grant Litster, and for a full week they were totally involved in the life of the school. They took the morning Chapel devotions on such themes as: "Who is Jesus?", "Man's Need", "The Cross of Jesus" and "How to grow as a Christian". They led discussions in the Scripture periods on various aspects of Christianity and attempted to answer the questions raised by the boys. Regular evening meetings were held at which films were shown,testimonies given and i 1 mm m short addresses presented. Boys who wanted to know more about becoming or being a Christian were given the oppor tunity to meet with the team members for private inter views. Books were sold and the Mission team conducted Sunday services in the Chapel. During the week the team mixed freely with the boys on the sportsfields, in common rooms and in the dining halls. The central question of the Mission was "Is Christianity true?" and boys and staff were challenged to respond to this question and to ask what an affirmative answer would mean for them personally. It was a worthwhile week and generated considerable spiritual interest for the entire community. Our traditional Easter and Christmas Carol services were musical highlights of the year and we are grateful to Mr John Harper and the choir who put so much time and effort into these services. During the second term we had the privilege of welcoming the Kwa Sizabantu choir from 12

1' Si 'tt? til. s - * % '• tt%» ■f*4Xt ^ml ■i if B l0 Greytown who delighted us with their singing and challeng ed us with their testimonies of renewed l ives. We also attempted a joint venture with the Epworth choir in the third term, having a morning service in our Chapel conduct ed by the Revd. Neville Richardson and the evening service, on the same day, in the Epworth Chapel conducted by our Chaplain. Once again the SABC invited us to share a regular Sunday service with a large radio audience and the theme of the service was, "What is Man" based on Psalm 8 and the theme of the redemption of mankind through the work of Christ. Many parents and other relatives joined us for our joint Anglican/Methodist Confirmation Service at the end of the third term. The President of Conference, the Revd. Fremont Louw, and the Suffrogan Bishop of Natal, the Rt. Revd. Alfred Mkhize, respectively, received and confirmed Metho dist and Anglican boys. The following boys were presented; Methodist: Jeffrey Benporath, Peter Cazalet, Sean Flack, Gareth Groom, Mark Gush, Brian Jordan, Craig Lowe, Bruce MacLarty, Anton Rencken, Warren Swaffield, Michael Uys, Patrick Ward. Anglican: David Boyce, Justin Bullock, Jonathan Burns, Gavin Cerff, Robert Field, Norman Gray, David Groves, Duncan Hesketh, Malcolm Henderson, Kenneth Jaaback, Patrick Kelly, Anthony Lawrence, Jimmy Panton, Brett Pollock, Jasper Pons, Bruce Porril l, Bruce Ramsay, Eric Walters, Christopher Watson, Martin Willis. A highl ight of the Confirmation preparation course was a weekend spent at Living Waters campsite near Eston when an interesting programme was presented by old boy Rob Goldman and his team of helpers. Further thanks are due to the Revd. Richard Martin, Ken Fish and Barry Williams for their assistance at the weekly preparation classes during the year. Our annual Remembrance Day service was very well attended and the address was given by the Revd. John Uys, a Kearsney parent, Methodist Minister and Police Force Chaplain. In a practical sermon Revd. Uys asked us to consider the implications of remembering those who have died in confl ict. The Roll of Honour was read by Mr Ken Fish. Founders' services were held both at the Old Kearsney, where the service was conducted by Father Stevens of the Stanger Parish, and at the School where a group of Old Boys took part in a very meaningful shared service. The participants were Gary Coll ingwood, Dudley Thompson, Barry Williams and Mark Miller. Continuing the theme of congregational involvement a Staff service was held in the third term with Tim Allen, Barry Williams, Frik de Jager and the Chaplain participating. Tim Allen delivered a humourous and thought provoking homily on the search for happiness. A group of senior boys conducted a service in the fourth term. Led by Rory Macfarlane, Grant Stanek, Greg Simpson and Francois de Villiers, and assisted by the Chapel Fellowship choir of some 50 enthusiastic voices, the service gave the hearers a sense of having received a well communicated presentation of the Good News. Many voluntary and informal fellowships, prayer meet ings and Bible Studies continue in the life of the School and much good work is done by the staff and boys who share in leading 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 group, and to exercise their spiritual gifts. Furthermore, Mrs Charmian Silcock has start ed a prayer chain among interested staff wives and members of the staff have a weekly prayer meeting. In al l these pursuits the presence and the blessing of God has been recognised. Of particular value to the Chaplain was a School Chaplains' Conference held in the July holidays at the Koinonia Conference Centre. Those Chaplains present looked carefully at the symbolic and functional role of the Chaplain and shared ideas on various aspects of chaplaincy such as worship and preaching, the teaching of R.E. and the pastoral care and counsell ing ministry. Our young people develop a lasting sense of values during their teenage years and it is the task of all involved in Christian Education to provide a solid framework within which the development can take place, involving as it does much questioning and examination. There are certainly opportunities for spiritual and moral growth at Kearsney, alongside the more obvious ones for academic and social progress. May we all work to support each other's growth in spiritual things, especially in the great virtues of faith, hope and love. I would like to pay tribute and record my personal thanks to Ken Fish who retired at the end of 1984. Ken's entire teaching career was spent in Methodist Church Schools, first at Healdtown in the Eastern Cape and then at Kearsney. It was quite obvious that for him teaching was more than a job, it was a vocation or a ministry. As a Christian teacher Ken has been a source of great help and inspiration, not only to successive Chaplains but much more important, to generations of schoolboys. He has witnessed to his Lord in word and in deed. His unfailing good humour and his unfailing willingness to help in any thing that was being done for the boys are the qualities I will most remember about him. We shall certainly miss him in the spiritual life of the school and we wish him a long and happy retirement in the continued service of his Lord. D J BUWALDA School Chaplain f k m m 13

rs i % « 1 T ' Idcn iMCTBill Finningley House. Finningley House Report — 1984 Head of House: G.Simpson. Prefects: M. Gritten, B. Rencken, G. Wishart and P-J. Dunnett. Matron: Mrs Rautenbach. Assist. Masters: Mr Kevin Smith, Mr Keith Dekker and Mr Dave Goldhawk. My sincere thanks go to all those who have been in volved in Finningley's welfare this year. Simpson, as head prefect, has shown the finest of qualities. He has done very well in utilising the strengths of his fellow prefects who have been loyal and conscientious in their duties. As always, our matron "Mrs R", has been a person who the boys can go to at any time with an array of requests. She enjoys caring for their needs. The masters doing duty do not realise how much they help. I know that their dining hall and other duties are carried out responsibly. This pro duces the disciplined environment in which worthwhile growth is made possible. Thank you all very much. You will read of the achievements of Finningley boys in all spheres of school activity in Simpson's report and else where in this chronicle. I must though draw attention to the academic successes of N. Shepherdand B, Rencken. They received the majority of the prizes on Speech Day with Shepherd edging ahead of Rencken to be DUX of School. With my last year in Finningley I have many recollections gathered over five and a half years. We as a family have grown in many ways and all have benefitted. I have let you, and therefore your parents down in several areas of Housemastering. For this I am truly sorry. Please forgive me.The job has taught me a great deal about myself and other people. This has been a most rewarding and,at times, pain ful experience. I have three quotes for you: "We really only appreciate things when they are no longer available to us."(A parent of a dayboy). "Education is a costly and fragile plant that thrives only .. . where there is a nice balance between personal free dom and social order." (Natal Mercury editorial, 19 Sept. 1984). "A person's life is similar to the game of bowls. Starting on the mat, it depends on how the wood is sent on its course." (Dr Winship of Addington Hospital and Natal University). Here in a boarding school we have collected ninety odd personalities from a vast array of bowls matches. A few have shown the wrong bias and others have been winners all the way. Most though have played their part in an enjoy able game. What I have had to hold before me and frequent ly remind myself of, is that these ninety odd woods are individuals. But remember the game has limits! This is where the balance between the individual's needs and the group's needs has to be kept in mind.Then again we are not aware how the personality/wood has been sent on its course. Nor do we know the condition of the playing surface at home. This is where you come in mothers and fathers. Dr Winship also said that love and discipline come from the same source. Being part of Finningley is what I have found so enjoy able and rewarding. I want all of you to experience the same satisfaction. The standards are high, but so are the rewards. Most will not be in the limelight but all have a job to do. Your attitude to one another and how you relate is the key. If your attitude to God Is positive and if your relation ship with Him is a growing and an alive one, I believe you will be able to enjoy yourselves to the full. For me, I could not have coped without God's guidance and His strength. I wish Carl and Pat van Loggerenberg and their family a happy and successful term of office. B. WILLIAMS Housemaster ig m 14

FINNINGLEY HOUSE REPORT How do you measure the success of a year? Is it the number of academic awards gained, or the number of interhouse sporting events won, or the participation, involvement and enthusiasm shown by the boys? Perhaps the answer lies in a balance of the three. In this respect Finningley has had a very successful year. The boys in this house have been prominent and often outstanding in their academic achievements. Of the twenty eight prizes awarded on Speech Day, all but three went to Finningley boys. In addition to his re-award of Academic Honours, N.J. Sheperd reached the finals of the Alan Raton Speech Contest and was awarded Cultural Colours. B. Rencken also excelled in the academic field. He was one of the hundred finalists in National Mathematics Olympiad and was also re-awarded his Academic Honours. On the cultural side, the attendance of clubs and socie ties was strong and many boys were appointed as chairmen. J. Burns was awarded the Sutler Gore Cup for the best speech of the year in the Kearsney Parliament and reached the finals of the Hofmyer Speech Contest. He and A. Pitt were awarded their Cultural Colours for their involvement in Drama and Music respectively. B.Thomas is congratulat ed on receiving his Springbok Scout Badge at Hillcrest. On the sports fields a fine co-operative spirit prevailed among the boys and their captains. Finningley produced the captain of waterpolo, P-J. Dunnett, the captain of tennis, A. Laight,the captain of hockey, C. Grinyer and the captain of squash, G. Simpson. Many individuals have excelled this year. C. Grinyer and B. MacLarty were chosen to represent Natal Schools at hockey. Grinyer went on to make the South AfricanSchools side for the second year running. Both were awarded their Hockey Honours. A. Philip represented the Natal Schools U16 side and P.A. Green the Natal Polocross side. C. Grinyer, having a very good year received the King Cup for the best all-rounder in the 1st XI and also his Cricket Honours. It is l ittle wonder he was voted Sportsman of the Year! The House won the Interhouse Cricket, but had to be satisfied with second place in both Athletics and Swimming. The boys' deter mination and hard work was awarded in winning the Standard Cup in swimming and Strydom and Thomas are congratulated on being trophy winners. G. Beattie and L. Knowler received their Natal Schools Colours in the yacht ing sphere. My personal feeling however, is, no matter what heights in achievemei-ts are reached, the important aim is to keep the values and standards of Finningley above all else. This has been achieved this year mainly due to the friendly and co-operative spirit that has existed among all boys in the House. We all extend sincere thanks to Mr Williams for the fine way in which he has run the House. We regret that this is his final year as Housemaster, but all respect his dedication and involvement. We wish Mr Van Loggerenberg the best of luck as the new Housemaster and I am sure he will enjoy Finningley. Messrs. Decker, Goldhawk and Smith have also been a great help this year. Mrs Rautenbach, our matron, was once again a friend to many and a mother to all. I must also thank my fellow prefects, Mike Gritten, MikeWishart, 'Bunk' Rencken and P-J. Dunnett for their co-operation and advice throughout the year. Finally best wishes to Clive Tedder,Craig Grinyer,Gary Lowe, Bruce MacLarty, Colin Makin, Bryn Thomas and Glen Tomlinson in their prefect duties next year. I hope you will enjoy yourselves as much as we havel GREG SIMPSON <3:^ Gillingham House Report — 1984 Housemaster: Mr R.Townshend. Head of House: G.Simpson. Prefects: Assistant Housemasters: Messrs Jager, J. Strydom and P. Taylor. Matron: Mrs Fiddler. This year has proved to be a successful and happy one for all in Gillingham. The boys of the House have participated in all spheres of school life, with measurable success. We were fortunate in once again having the services of Messrs Townshend, Strydom and Taylor and thank them for their contributions to the House. Mr Frik de Jager, after joining us at the beginning of the year, has helped enthusi astically in the running of the House. We cannot adequately express our gratitude for the kind services of our longsuffering Matron, Mrs Fiddler. We once again battled to shine in the academic field, but some of our members did achieve marked successes. Parle, Lindon and Murphy were awarded academic colours, while Donnelley was awarded merit In fourth form for maths and science. On the cultural side, Rossouw, Donnelley and Vigor won the Shell Speech Contest. All boys in the House played an active role in the many societies of the school. After their % M m m 11 m moments of magic on the stage, Messrs Townshend and Strydom found it very difficult to turn down some very attractive offers from across the Atlantic! Although we met with little success in the swimming gala, we would like to thank Robinson and Whiley for the time and effort they put into the training and organisation of the House team. Had it not been for them, we would have sunk without a trace! The undoubted highlight of the sporting calendar, as far as we are concerned, was our resounding win in the inter-house athletics. There is no doubt that the efforts of Brett Ward, our captain, in train ing the team and his brilliant organisation played a major 15

*4« 'mn \ ®P m **^fv #• Pfe. Ml 4m ixM t" * H w !■ P p; x: Gillingham House. part in our win. Many thanks, Brett. Athletes who shone in their respective age-groups were: D'Ahl, Meikle, Tromp, McDermont, Eilis-Cole, Jordan, C. Hanbury-King, Theunlssen, Ogiivle and Townshend. Theunissen received his colours after breaking the Durban & Districts triple jump record. S. Wilson won the open cross-country going away. He made the Natal "B" team and also received his colours. Simpson and Hooper were awarded hockey colours after a good season in our successful 1st team. The Thomas twins, Murray and Howarth led us to victory in the interhouse golf competition. We also won the shooting compe tition with Veen and Turner doing well. The resurrection of competitive gymnastics in the school saw Roussouw walk off with the award for best gymnast of the year. Well done! Same again next year, please! Outside of normal school activities, Durose proved his prowess in wind surfing by coming 12th in the inter-schools competition. In closing, we would l ike to wish Mr Strydom the best of luck at Linpark next year and thank him and his wife for the time they have spent in Gil l ingham. Our thanks also go to Grant Weyer, the prefects and 6th form for helping to make 1984 so successful and enjoyable. A. WILSON and R. THORNHILL Haley House Report — 1984 Housemaster: Mr M. Lees. Head of House: D. White. Prefects: F. de Vil liers, G. Stanek. Assistant Housemasters: Messrs T. K. Garrett. Matron: Mrs Lyte-Mason. Allen, F. Cocks and With 112 boarders and 32 day scholars, we began 1984 with a record number of boys in Haley, and although facilities were adequate we took advantage of the closure of an hotel In Durban to buy some additional furniture for our reading room and to extend our recreational amenities. Mr Garrett was welcomed to Haley at the beginning of the year. Having been assistant housemaster in Gillingham he joined Mr Allen and Mr Cocks. The efforts of these three were greatly appreciated in the course of the year. After the initial settling in period with its endemic problem of homesickness, we saw the house knit into some sort of a unit. White, De Villiers and Stanek deserve credit for the firm but sympathetic way in which they dealt with the many problems they encountered. They accepted advice and put the needs of the boys before their own. I am sure that they would be the first to recognise the many lessons they learnt, having been faced suddenly with the responsibility of watching over a dormitory. The diffi culties of handling sudden authority, the necessity of setting an example and the exercising of restraint, these caused them to emerge from the exercise as more mature individuals, and their contribution was substantial. Our matron, Mrs Lyte-Mason, also assisted in the process. Her door was always open and her understanding and ex perience were very welcome when troubles arose. The boys came to recognise her as someone who was always approach able and who cared about their welfare. The recreational needs of the Haley boys were looked at carefully. We have extensive grounds and these were used to 16