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Kearsncy Chronicle 1985 Kearsney College, Botha's Hill Natal, South Africa ISBN 0620031565
Miip£ m Kearsney Board of Governors * Dr. G.W. Shuker: Chairman Prof, the Rev. Dr. V.J. Bredenkamp: Vice-Chaiiman Mr. D.W. Barker Mr. J.H. Charter Mr. K.C.Comins * Mr. E.S.C. Garner * Mr. D.D. Morgan * Mr. T.A.Polkinghorne * Mr.I.G.B. Smeaton Mr. A.B. Theunissen * Mr. D.V. Thompson * Rev. C. Wilkins Old Boys'Representatives: Mr. C.P. Jewitt * Mr. N.Polkinghorne Ex Officio Members The President of Conference: Rev. E. Baartman Chairman, Natal Coastal District: Rev. J. Borman Representative Natal Coastal District: Mr. C. Woolacott 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 ofthe Methodist Church of South Africa: Rev.E.Baartman 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 Mr. A.B. Theunissen Rev. C.Wilkins Secretary to the Trustees: Mr.N. Gerber Kearsney Executive Committee
Kccirsney College Staff 1985 Headmaster: Deputy Headmaster: Senior Master: Senior Master: Chaplain: Teaching Staff: Administration Staff: Bursar: Secretaries: Catering: Maintenance: Sanatorium: House Matrons: Laundry: Stud Shop: Kit Shop: School Doctor: Liaison Officer: Mr.E.C.W. Silcock Mr.J.W.Storm Mr.R.D.Blarney Mr.J.L. Hall Rev.D.J.Buwalda Mr.T.G. Allen Mr.M.Briston Mr. A.Bromley-Gans Mrs. E.P. Buwalda Mr.F.P.D.Cocks Mr.J.J. Cummins Mr. L.P. Daniels Mr.M.J. de Beer Mr.K.Decker Mr.F.J. de Jager Mr.C.Diedericks Mr.K.Garrett Mrs.H.Gibson Mr.D.Goldhawk Mr.M.Griffiths Mrs.S.Griffiths Mr.J.M. Harper Mrs. J. Haw Mr.L.Kassier Mr.P.G.King Mrs. J. Lamplough Mr.R.W.Lamplough Mrs. A.Lees Mr.M.Lees Mr.C.N. Muller Mr.P.A. Ratcliffe Mr.K.Smith Mr.M.A.Thiselton Mr.A.R.C. Townshend Mrs. C.V. Tullidge Mr.C.J. van Loggerenberg Mrs. M.D.van Rensburg Mr.M.Vassard Mr. A.Williams Mr.B.Williams Mr.D.Wortmann Mr. A.Chick Mrs.M.W.Alborough Mrs.T.E. Milbank Mrs. A.B.Potter Mr.R.Blackbeard Mr.F.L. Agate Mr.D.D. Milbank Sister E.Beaton Sister M.Savory Mrs. H.Fiddler Mrs. J. Lyte-Mason Mrs. M.Partridge Mrs.I. Rautenbach Mrs.S. Agate Mrs. A.Chick Mrs.N.Townshend Dr.P.H.P. Williams Mr.D.B.Pithey (i/c Geography) (i/c History) (i/c Counselling) (i/c English) (i/c Art) (part-time) (i/c Computer Studies) (i/c Biology) (i/c Mathematics) (Housemaster - Pembroke House) (i/c French) (part-time) (Director of Music) (i/c Resources Centre) (part-time) (Housemaster - Haley House) (i/c Zulu) (i/c Physical Education) (i/c Physical Science) (Housemaster - Gillingham) (Housemaster - Finningley) (i/c Latin) (i/c Catering) (Gillingham) (Haley) (Pembroke) (Finningley)
Natal Senior Certificate Examination 1985 1. Boys writing for Matriculation Exemption 67 Boys gained Matriculation Exemption 64 Boys gained Senior Certificate 2 Boys failed outright 1 2. Boys writing for Senior Certificate only 21 Boys gained Senior Certificate 19 Boys failed outright 2 "A"Aggregate(Above 80°/o) C.M.Bull,P.G.Burton,F.A.Chemaly,C^.Dunsdon,S.B.Nel,L.E.Piper,AJ.T.Wilson "B"Aggregate(70®/o-79°/o) P.J.Combrinck,C.R.Durose,C.Hansa,A.S.Hill,C.R.Hopkins,A.Russell-Boulton,RJ.Thornhill, A.J. Tromp "C"Aggregate(60®/o - 69®/o) G.M.Chamberin,A.G.Davidson,D.P.Dennison,K.A.Dicks,P.C. Everett,M.Ewing,D.J. Farenden, G.E.Foxton,S.R.G.Hodge,S.M.Kiihn,C.G.Lowe,N.Lutz,K.D.MacPherson,C.P.Makin,TJ.McDermont, J.P. Meijer,T.Padayachee,AJ.Philip,A.D.Theunissen,B.K.Thomas,W.D.Torrance Subject Distinctions(Above 80®/o)— Total 29 4"A"s - C.M.BuU 3"A"s — P.G.Burton,F.A.Chemaly,CAl.Dunsdon,S.B. Nel,A.J.T. Wilson 2"A"s — L.E.Piper, A.Russell-Boulton,S.J.Summerfield 1 "A" - G.M.Chamberhn,D.J. Farenden,C.R.Hopkins,T.Padayachee
From the Headmaster's Study * * m m ^v; 4r m THE HEADMASTER During a year of turmoil in our country my aim has been to ensure the continuing education of all Kearsney boys. We cannot put education on 'hold' or shelve it like a building project. It just go on and I am confident that the school has been able to serve the boys well. Looking back over 1985 I can see that we have a good intake of new boys, we have performed well in all fields and now we wait to hear how the Matrics have fared. Despite pressures from various quarters we are determined to maintain standards which have been set over the years and I believe the character of the school is not changing. "Traditions" will come and go,each year is different, yet the mainstream of Kearsney carries all along with it. We are pleasetdo have continuity among our staff, both teaching and administrative, and most of those leaving are going on well-earned retirement. Their contribution to the school has been considerable and we thank them for it. In January we open with some new staff and a large num ber of new boys and I am sure they will soon become integral parts of the school. The boys have the fine example of this year's leaders to foUow and if they do this then 1986 will be another high-quality year. Staff Notes Each year brings with it the inevitable farewells and Dec ember 1985 is no exception. Helen Gibson, Tony Chick,Don Mdbank, Jack Moonsamy and Joan Haw are all going on retirement, Frik de Jager is returning to Stellenbosch University and Monica van Rensburg is leaving the permanent staff but is expected back in a temporary capacity next year. Phil and Sue Taylor left in June for Hilton where Phil now heads up the English Department. Brian and Sue Tucker, after a couple of false starts have finally arrived "down under" where Brian shortly movesinto a permanent post. Peter King,Colin Muller and Alan Williamsjoined the Staff in the first term with Mark Briston and David Pithey, Ken Shuter aniving during the year to take up their posts. Except for the birth of Christine to the Bristons, Staff families have not increased up on the "Hill". Slightly further afield there have been some changes - we con gratulate Jan and Bertha Storm on the arrival of thengrandson in Cape Town to their daughter Rene and hus band Rob Alcock. Their son, Awie, not be outdone, has announced his engagement to Joey Barnard of East London. They intend getting married in January. Helen Blamey has passed her Final Nursing examinations and will be specialising in Midwifery. Clyde and Ian Bla mey are now officers in the Defence Force and have been posted to Rundu and Mtubatuba respectively. A number of Staff and Staff wives have been writing exams - Trish Buwalda, Jean Ratcliffe, Cathy Garrett, Mark and Helen Briston and Keith Decker - the very best ofluck to them all. Paul and Evelyn Daniels took leave at the end of the Second term and visited the U.K. Other travellers were Jan and Bertha Storm who managed the S.A. Schools' swimmers to Taiwan once again. They still insist that it was not a holiday! The Christmas Party was a resounding success and was enjoyed by all age groups. Tony Chick was a competent Father Christmas but with his retirement, a successor will have to be found - Jim Cummins? Elaine Wortmann and her helpers are to be congratulated, it was an efficiently organised function. TONY CHICK FAREWELL Tony Chick John Anthony Chick was educated at the "old" Kearsney from 1933-38, and before coming to Kearsney as Bursar in 1969 he was the Credit Manager for O.K. Bazaars in Durban. He has been closely associated with the Old Boys' Club being a past President and Branch Chairman. His wife Averil has also been closely associated with Kear sney. She has run the "Stud shop" and has been a member of that band of ladies who have been responsible for producing the beautiful flower arrangements for the Chapel and the numerous fimctions throughout the year. It will be difficult to imagine Kearsney without them but as they will be living in the area we hope to see a lot of them.
Helen Gibson Helen has taught French at the school for twenty years and although nowhere near retirement age has decided to take a break from teaching. While at Kearsney she has patricipated fully in school activities and husband Ian can no doubt confirm this! Helen will, we hope, be up at the school at least once a week to co-ordinate the "Syndicate" activities to ensure that the "big one" does not get away. Don Milbank Don retires after 15 years' service. He is one of those unusual and lucky people who can fix anything and every thing that goes wrong or breaks at the most inopportune time. The Kearsney College grounds are a tribute to his dedication and care. Few people realise that he is a ham radio operator and is very talented at hand beaten copper work.He wiU now be able to devote more time to these interests. He will be remaining in his house which is situated on the boundary of Kearsney and if he is not careful he could find himself inveigled into all sorts ofschool activities. •nr/T-m m HELEN GIBSON FRIK DE JAGER Frik de Jager Has been at the School for two years during which time he has made his mark. He has written and produced an Afri kaans play, organised an Afrikaans Week, developed the Afrikaans Vereniging into a thriving Society, coached the Band into a proficient unit and involved himself on the sportsfield. It will be difficult to replace this sort oftalent and dedication. He is returning to Stellenbosch to study further and we wish him well. Jack Moonsamy Retires after eighteen years' service. Jack is a well-known character at the school and became Don Milbank's right hand man. Although officially the plumber, Jack could and did turn his hand to all maintenance problems. He intends to open his own home repair business for which he is ably suited and we wish him good fortune. Monica van Rensburg and Joan Haw will also be leaving Kearsney after four years and six years respectively. Mon ica has been teaching Latin and Joan has been Librarian. Her hbrary displays were a feature over the years. Monica will be coming back to the school later in 1986 in a tem porary capacity. Speechday GUEST OF HONOUR - HIS HONOUR THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NATAL,Mr. R.M.CADMAN This year's Annual Speech Day and Sixth Form Prizegiving was held in the Henderson Hall on Friday 4th Oct ober. The Guest Speaker was His Honour the Administrator, Mr.R.M.Cadman. The theme of his address was based on the paradoxical views of PUny who wrote"Ex Africa semper aliquid novi" - "Africa always offers something new" and the wise Sol omon who wrote: "The thing that hath been,it is that which shall be. And that which is done,is that which shall be done. And there is no new thing under the sun." In developing his theme he showed that the concept of an ever-changing society is not new as illustrated by one of our famous hymnists who recognised it when he wrote "Change and decay in all around I see". Disraeli also recognised it more than 100 years ago when he remarked that "change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant." # His Honour The Administrator of Natal, Mr. R.M. Cadman, congratulates the Dux of Kearsney College,C.M. Bull. (Photo: Robert D'Avice) He noted that the world has seen phenomenal change in the forty years since the Second World War. Empires have collapsed, new power blocks have developed, new values have been adopted and new ideas have permeated society. More dramatically and paradoxically, new and terrible inventions offer fantastic opportunities for betterliving while at the same time threatening our survival. Technology is advancing, but not necessarily progressing, at a bewildering rate which means that this generation of children will inherit a vastly different country than that inherited by their fathers, and indeed, the one that they will pass on to the following generation. The extent to which they will be able to control and order this dynamic change and the extent to which it wUl bring, not decay, but renewal, will be determined by the extent to which they are prepared for the task.
Education is supposed to be preparation for adult life - how has theirs prepared them for the tasks that lie ahead'? In spite of what the critics and cynics suggest regarding irrelevant curriculum, outdated syllabuses and outmoded teaching methods, it was his belief that these were un justified, that Natal's private and state schools rank with the best and were preparing pupils for adult life. The school system has changed and is changing to meet the new situations. Syllabuses are not static,they are constant ly being revised and updated. Today they are designed to develop critical thinking skills as well as to promote such attitudes such as tolerance, compassion, forebearance, honesty,integrity, all of which will be so desperately need ed in the days ahead. He also regarded the quality of the teachers to be second to none and believed that the stan dard of our Natal Senior Certificate was the envy of many. The education received by the pupils has been different, more diverse, and probably better than that received by their parents. I From time immemorial until the fairly recent past it was the church that provided and controlled all education. The central theme was to educate man for Christian living. Even though education is now the responsibility of the State, he believed that this did not alter the fact that none of the tecfmological advances imaginable would help to make our society "one jot happier or your future one jot more secure" if they neglect the moral and ethical basis of Christian living. He suggested that if they were to make these values their own and displayed them daily in their dealings with their fellow men, they would indeed be able to face the future with confidence whether they became leaders or followers in the South Africa of the future. Isaac Watts,in his weU-known theme wrote: "Before the hills in order stood, or earth received her frame, From everlasting Thou art God, To endless years the same". Our Guest Speaker concluded by saying that "in this world of change, this world of both decay and renewal, we need the knowledge of the present, the technology of the future, adaptability to change and the eternal values of our forefathers". His Honour The Administrator of Natal, Mr. R.M. Cadman, with The Headmaster, Mr. E.G. Siicock and Head Boy of Kearsney College, Olive Tedder (Photo; Robert D'Avice) Mr. R.M. Cadman presenting The Headmaster's Prize to Head Boy,Clive Tedder (Photo: Robert D'Avice) Until this stage the Guest Speaker had spoken of the inevitability of change as if it was all-consuming and always for the better. He suggested that the more man changes, the more he remains the same. Human values do not change. They have permanent and universal relevance. There have been periods in human history when man has disregarded or paid only lip-service to the Christian qual ities of honesty,integrity,tolerance,compassion,sympathy and mercy, but those qualities have never changed and civilisations and nations have been judged by the extent to which they have upheld these ideals. Their, the pupil's generations and their children's generation would be judged by the same eternal standards. Further, the extent to which they succeed willbe the extent to which they pursue these changeless qualities. Kearsney boys have had every opportunity to cherish these eternal values. TTie school is linked to one of the great branches of the Christian Church. The Chapel occupies a central place in life here and Christian principles are prac tised here.
THE SIXTH FORM Prize Winners 1985 Geo.McLeod English Essay Competition K.B. Vigor S.B. Theunissen Prize for Perseverance C.J. D'Ahl Margarette and Richard Best Prize for Music....C.J. D'Ahl Academic Colours P.O.Burton F.A.Chemaly C.Hansa A.S.HiU Afrikaans Prize P.J. Combrinck Art Prize C.R.Hopkins AUetson/Smith Award for Mathematics and the Mathematics Prize A.J.T. Wilson Academic Colours(Re-award) A.J.T. Wilson Hindson Mem.Prize for English Literature L.E.Piper Academic Colours(Re-award) L.E.Piper Patrick Moore Memorial Shield and John Kinloch Mem.Prize for Physical Science ...CAl.Dunsdon Academic Colours(Re-award) CAl.Dunsdon Headmaster's Prize for Special Service C.R.Tedder Ben Milner Prize for Biology A.Russell-Boulton Academic Honours A.RusseU-Boulton William and Susan Jones Prize for English S.B. Nel William Crawford Mem.Prize for History S.B. Nel Jack Reece Prize for Latin S.B.Nel Academic Honours S.B. Nel Hindson Mem.Prize for English Literature(Joint Award) CM.Bull Computer Studies Prize C.M. Bull Geography Prize CM.Bull Supplementary Mathematics Prize C.M.Bull Academic Honours(Re-award) CM.Bull Dux of the School CM.Bull Presentation Assembly — 8November 1985 ACADEMIC AWARDS Foundation for Education, Science and Technology Prizes A Special Award for Achievement in Physical Science and Mathematics in Form 4 K.H.Wiseman A Special Award for Achievement in English and Afrikaans in Form 5 K.B.Vigor CULTURAL AND SERVICE AWARDS Best Speech ofthe Year(Sutler-gore Cup) J.K. Burns Best Junior Speaker(Jakubowicz Cup)C.van Loggerenberg Chess: Junior Champion(Stanek Cup)....D.M.Allen Senior Champion(Ward Shield)....D.M.Allen Outstanding Service to the School Certificates: In the field of Christian Leadership to P. Burton P.Everett G.Foxton S.Kuhn G.Schleicher C.A.T.Williams A.Wilson In their contribution to Drama H.B.Donnelly J.W.Panton C.van Loggerenberg A.van Noordwyk In his contribution to Drama both on and off the Stage R.L.Otto In his contribution to both Music and Drama .PM.Harper ART Presentation by Dr. A.Payne to C.W. Watson CADETS Inter-House Cadet Company Drill Competition (Grand Challenge Cup) Pembroke
SPORTS AWARDS CROSSCOUNTRY Under 15:Best Individual(R.W.Calder Cup) ..M.S.Jewitt Team Event(M.W.A.Fourie Cup)... Finningley Open: Best Individual(Phillips Trophy)..G.Schleicher Team Event(J.H.Christian Cup)....Pembroke GYMNASTICS Payne Bros.Cup for the Best Gymnast ofthe year 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) R.W.Pole Highest Average during the year (Ivan Bjorkman Trophy). A.A.Veen Senior Champion(Ken Trotter Shield) A.A.Veen N.L.Houston Inter-House(Derek Robbins Cup) Gdlingham SQUASH Most Improved Player(Carrington Cup)..... A.N.Broom Junior Champion(Negus Cup) A.N.Broom Senior Champion(Old Boys Cup) K.D.MacPherson TENNIS Senior Singles Champion (Polkinghorne Cup) P.J.Kuhn Junior Singles Champion (George Hulett Trophy) P.J.Kuhn Senior Doubles Champions (Coll Trophy) A.G.Davidson and C.Munay The Dave PhilUps Dunlop Racquet for the most promising and improved player S.B. Williams CULTURAL AWARDS Hanle Trophy J-K. Burns ACADEMIC AWARDS At the end of the year Certificates of Merit are awarded to boys who have done ^ell in their particular Forms. Apart from coming top, they haveto have high average marks. Form 1: 1st: W.R.Skottowe 2nd: P.G.Osborne 3rd: M.P. Osborne Form 2C: 1st: K.L. Wortmann 2nd: A.W.Watt 3rd: S.B. Williams Form 2B; 1st: H.A.Meintjies 2nd: D.M.Leclezio Form 3B: 1St: C.van Loggerenberg 2nd: R.J. Scholtz 3rd: S.A. Rutherford Form 3A: 1st: S. Amos 2nd: L.H. Balcomb 3rd: B.J. Drew Form 4C: 1st: S.R. Garreau 2nd: E.K.Oliff 3rd: D.Stamatis Form 4B: 1st: R.A.Dodd 2nd: A.R. Tedder 3rd: A.R.Nunn Form 4A: 1st: K.J. Everett(Col.) 1St: K.H.Wiseman(Col.) 3rd: G.V.Thompson(Col.) Colours for others in Form 4A: S.M. Allen A.J. Groom W.B.Taylor C.W.Watson Form 5B: 1st: C.C.Nel 2nd: N.M.C.Lincoln 3rd: P.G.Steyn Form 5A: 1st: H.B.DoneUy(Hons.) 2nd: K.B. Vigor(Col.re-award) 3rd: S.H. Flack(Col.re-award) Colours for others in Form 5A: J.K. Burns C.D. Leppan G.C.Pearse J.M.Pons J.D. Rossouw R.B. Suckling F.Swanepoel E C W SILCOCK Headmaster Final Assembly — 28 November1985 SPORTS AWARDS CRICKET: Colours C.J. Birt (Re-award) C.J. Grinyer (Re-award) Jack Hulett Salver for the House providing the greatest number of players in all divisions......Pembroke King's Cup for the best all-rounder in the 1st Team C.J. Grinyer Foss Bat for the most improved cricketer in the School G.R.Rolfe Inter-House Cricket Competition Finningley VOLLEY BALL Certificate of Service to Volley Ball J.P. Meijer WATERPOLO Colours G.A.Dunnett,C.R.Tedder Honours P.D.van der Schyff The most improved Water Polo player in the School J.P. Meijer Inter-House Competition Pembroke SPECIAL AWARDS: Parkes Inter-House Scholastic Trophy Gillingham Sportsman of the Year C.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 A.Wilson
PREFECTS Back Row; G.Tomlinson,M.Trotter, P. Whiley, B.Thomas,A. Hill, P. Combrink Middle Row: C. Makin, P. Everett, G. Lowe,G.Foxton, H.Bam,A.Theunissen, B. MacLarty Front Row; P. Burton,C. Grinyer, Mr.J.W.Storm (Deputy Headmaster),0.Tedder(Head Boy) Mr. E.C.W. Silcock (Headmaster),P.van der Schyff, A.Wilson Competition successes SPEECH COMPETITIONS: Alan Paton Literary Competition In the Metric section, Andrew Wilson gained first prize for his talk on the inter-relationship between human and social themes in G.B. Shaw's plays Pygmalion and Saint Joan. Our Standard 9 entrant, Jonathan Burns, who spoke on the element of 'Tragicomedy in the writing of Athol Fugard'was placed third. Shell Public Speaking Contest Both M. Ewing and J. Burns reached the semi-finals and J. Burns went through to the finals. He finished second in the Natal Section of the competition which involved sixty schools. SheU Forum Competition The Kearsney College 3rd Form team won this contest. The team consisted of M. Rockey, C. van Loggerenberg, M.Seedat and R.Scholtz. Rotary S.A.Perm Schools'General Knowledge Quiz Kearsney was represented by Andrew Russell-Boulton and Kassim Seedat and won the Highway Section and later went forward to the Natal Finals in Durban where they were placed third. G.E.C.Expo for Young Scientists Over three hundred pupils from a number of Natal schools entered the competition and although many certificates were awarded only ten medals were presented - six bronze, three silver and one gold. M.Suckling, a Standard 7 pupil was awarded a silver medal for his Physical Scient invest igation "An aerodynamic wind tunnel". This in effect placed him among the top four in Natal. Other Kearsney boys among the awards were 4 Standard 9 pupils,E.Walters,C.Nel,K.J.Everett and KJI.Wiseman. NON-SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS The 1985 English Olympiad K. Vigor, in Form 5A, was placed among the top 100 candidates in the country out of 5000 that participated - a fine achievement. "Health Through Friendship"Competition C. Watson's entry has been selected together with four other South African entries to be sent to an international competition in Canada. Highway Art Group P.H.Pharoah 1st for drawing A.Davidson 2nd for drawing C.R.Hopkins 1st for graphics K.A.Dicks 2nd for painting Afrikaans Drama H.B. Donnelly, C.J. van Loggerenberg and C. van Noordwyk were awarded Silver certificates from the Afrikaans Taal en Kultuurvereniging. Mini-Maths Olympiad — Highway Schools The Standard 8 Competition was won by Kearsney and Kearsney teams were 2nd in Standards 7,9 and 10. Computer Olympiad Hylton Donnelly, a Form 5 pupil, was adjudged 5th in South Africa in the 1985 Computer Olympiad. We suspect this made him first in Natal, a great effort! His success in this competition, sponsored by Old Mutual and the Com puter Society of South Africa,won an Apple 11c computer (donated by Computer Store(Pty)Ltd.)for the schooL 10
f . . 1985 COMPUTER OLYMPIAD PRESENTATION (Photo; Robert D'Avlce) Chapel Notes Scholarship winnersfor 1986 On the results of the Entrance Examinations written this year, the foUowing Scholarships have been awarded for 1986. Standard 7: Major Scholarships to Andrew Bull of Highbury Prepara tory School,Hillcrest. Minor Scholarship to Mark Mulder of Clifton Prepara tory School,Nottingham Road. Standard 6; Major Scholarship to Adam Curtis ofKloof Senior Primary School. Minor Scholarship to Dion Arde of Drakensview,Estcourt. m. mm m L«S ANDREW BULL ADAM CURTIS r 4- " 111 -1.. ' Hi MARK MULDER DION ARDE " this is the Chapel. Here is my son your Father thought the thoughts of youth and heard the words that one by one the touch of life has turned to truth." We are grateful to God for the privilege of another year of worship and service in the Chapel and are conscious that Chapel activities become increasingly meaningful as boys and staff are able to experienctehe love of God made known in Jesus. The Chapel continues to be the place where most of the School community come together on a regular basis. Weekday services are conducted by Staff and boys. On Sundays at least one formal service is held for the School and it is always a pleasure to welcome visiting ministers to conduct worship in our Chapel. Some of our visitors in 1985 were Roger Hudson and Peter Butterworth, both Old Boys and both involved in training for the Methodist Ministry, Roger in the United States and Peter in South Africa. We also welcomed the Rev. Andrew Losoba and Dr. Stuart Duncan, who spoke of his personal acquaintance with both Eric Liddel and Lord Louis Mountbatten. Peter Fron and Roy Beckerling are two laypreachers who are involved in the Youth Ministry and they conducted succ essful services this year. We also remember with appre ciation the visits of the Rev. Stanley Mogoba, the Sec retary of the Conference, the Rev. Neville Richardson and Padre Bob Moore who delivered his famous'Parachute sermon',in which he uses his service parachute to illustrate the principles of faith. A very effective Staff service was conducted with the Headmaster giving a talk on the friend ship of Jesus with"Barry Williams, Andrew Bromley-Gans and Dave Goldhawk assisting in the service. As has now become traditional, a Leavers Service was conducted by Senior Boys in the 4th term dealing with the theme of metamorphis, or our need to be changed into spiritual beings. An undoubted highlight of our year was the 6th Form Mission in the 2nd term. At their own request and under the leadership of Andrew Wilson, Head of GiUingham, a group of 6th Form boys conducted a Mission to the school. 11
Carol S>ErbitE 1985 j Order of Service Organ music: Prelude on'In duJcijubilo' J,S. Bach A Christmas Pastoral B.Luard-Selby Interlude on 'Winchester Old' Ivan Langstroth Pastorale(Christmas Oratorio) J.S.Bach Processional Hymn:0come,o come Emmanuel. PRAYERS 1st Lesson: Man's disobedience and salvation. Reader: A junior chorister. Carol: Thii is the truth sentfrom above.(English) 2nd Lesson: God's promise to Abraham. Reader: A junior boy. Hymn: Hark the glad sound lithe Saviour comes. 3rd Lesson: God's promise is fulfilled, and the foretelling of the Messiah to come. Reader: A senior chorister. Hymn: 0little town of Bethlehem. 4th Lesson: The glory of Bethlehem foretold. Reader: A senior boy. Carol: AsJoseph wasa walking. .... (English,arr. J.M.H.) 5th Lesson: The visitation ofthe Angel Gabriel. Reader: The Head Prefect. Carol: Gabriel's message Jean Adams Carol: Offertory Hymn: Carol: 7th Lesson: Hymn; Carol: 8th Lesson: Carol: 9th Lesson: The birth of Christ. Reader: A member ofstaff. Beside Thy cradle ... (ChrisimasOraton'o)J.S. Bach Good Christian men rejoice. Past three a-clock JohnRutter The shepherds go to the manger. Reader: The Deputy Headmaster. Hark! the herald angels sing. The 'Coventry'Carol.(English) The wise men visit Jesus. Reader: The Headmaster. The Kings Peter Cornelius St. John unfolds the mystery of the incarnation. Reader: The College Chaplain. Merry Christrruis. (Swedish - arr. J.M.H.) PRAYERS Recesuoiial Hymn:O come all ye faithful. (Choir only verse 2) Organ music: Postlude on 'Adeste Fideles" Dr Eric Thiman r The Mission began with a Sunday evening service dealing with the stumbling blocks to faith. During the following week,voluntary meetings were held in the Hall and Chapel during which short talks on various aspects ofthe Christian Faith were presented by the boys. New songs were learned and sung and those present were invited to respond to the claims of Christ by making a decision to follow Him.Much interest was shown in these meetings which were well attended. The mission was an outstanding success in pre senting the Gospel in a highly relevant and challenging way, in providing the many boys with an opportunity for a Christian committment and in giving those who led the Mission a valuable experience in Christian Leadership. A most worthwhile Confirmation programme was con ducted in 1985 which again was marked by the leader ship assistance of about ten boys who had previously been Confirmed. They acted as group leaders or undershepherds during the year and were also very much in evidence at the Confirmation Camp held in August near Eston. The Camp programme was led by Peter Fron of the Kloof Methodist Church. A large congregation was present for the joint Methodist - Anglican Confirmation Service on the 29th September, conducted this year by the Bishop of Natal, the Rt. Rev. Dr. John Borman. Bishop Nuttall spoke of the paradoxical truth in the words of Jesus: "First be reconciled to your brother..."and the words of St.Paul:"First give yourselves to the Lord". The following boys were received and Confirmed: Methodist: R. Dodd, A. Dolkens,G.Hitchins, S. HuUey, R. Klompe, S. Long, B. Mdhluli, C. Povall, G. Rolfe, P. Steyn, A. Swanepoel, G. Thompson, K. Turner, V. Wadman. Anglican: T. Baynes, W.Dollar,P. Ethelston,K.Everett, A. Geldard, R. Gotham,P. Harper, S. Hickson, G. James, S. Mcllrath, A. MUne, A. MundeU, J. Nel, A. Orsmond, K. Pearse, R. Pole, M. Rockey, A. Shire, R. Suckling, R. Squires, R.Tedder,R. van Tricht,D.Watson,B.Weyer, B.Wickham,R.Wood. An innovation which is proving increasingly acceptable is a weekday Communion Service. This is a voluntary service on alternate Thursday mornings,iirunediately after School Devotions, and only lasting half an hour. The attendance at this very peaceful and meaningful service has grovyn steadily during the year to about 80 persons. In June 1985 Kearsney was the venue for the Natal Coastal District's "Obedience Conference". Some 250 delegates spent the weekend at the school, living in the Houses, 12
eating in the dining rooms and having their sessions in the Henderson Hall. On the Sunday Morning a very moving Communion Service was held in the Chapel at which the President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev. Peter Storey, addressed the delegates. The organisers claimed that the Conference had been worthwhile and the venue and hospitality excellent. Once again the year was marked by a number of special services. At Easter we presented a new type of Easter Service which was a dramatic enactment of the Easter story accompanied by music and readings. The Broad cast Service in the third term was on the theme of the "Mind of Christ" and many appreciative letters and com ments were received commending the School for the quality of the service. Founders Day Service 1985 was conducted by the Vice-Chairman of the Board, the Rev. Prof. Victor Bredenkamp and at Old Kearsney by an ex-Kearsney parent, the Rev. Dr. Norman Hudson. Both of these services were memorable occasions with good participation by Old Boys. One of the more formal ser vices is the Remembrance Day Service at which the prea cher this year was the Rev. Cyril Wilkins. He spoke on the theme of Remembering and Service and quoted words from a war memorial in England which sum up the day so well, "We gave up our todays so you could have your tomorrows". This year the Roll ofHonour wasread by Old Boy Major Chris Mdbank, Honoris Crux, of the South African Air Force. m I ■ sirm a# Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of the choir and organist we were able to enjoy another two beautiful Carol Services at the end of the year. These Carol Services have come to be almost synonymous with Kearsney and members of the congregation come from far and wide, often braving the wet and misty conditions to be present. The Chapel Fellowship meeting on Sunday evenings and representing all levels at Kearsney has gone from strength to strength. What started as a prayer and sharing group of about 4 boys a decade ago has grown to a regular atten dance of about 80 boys. The emphasis is decidedly on Christian growth and sharing and the programme has included a number of outings to other schools or youth groups as well as the invitation to guest speakers such as Wilf Lowe from World Vision, Mike SmaUbones and Pippa Ross from Scripture Union and Old Boys Jonathan Pons and Finton de Gersigny. Most commendable have been the activities pursued by the Fellowship - the sponsorship of a child through World Vision, participation in the 40 Hour Famine and in the sponsored run for Ethelbert Home which raised R3,500, involvement in various services in the Chapel and acting as hosts for the Scripture Union Conference at Kearsney which was attended by a number of schools. They assisted the Chaplain in coaching and entertaining the children of the Kwa Thintwa School for the Zulu Deaf at Nchanga. Although all forms are re presented in the leadership, the School recognised the Christian leadership of a number of leavers at the 1985 Presentation Assembly. For some years now the Chapel Committee has been considering the possibility of having stained glass windows placed in the Western wall of the Chapel. The window fund received a massive boost from funds raised in the "Flowers through the Chapel". This magnificant exhib ition of flower arrangements was made possible through the efforts of Pat Hagemann,Charmian Silcock and Bertha Storm and all the ladies who assisted them. Once again we have been in the fortunate position of being able to share the proceeds of our collections with a variaty of deserving causes. Altogether some R3,000 (which is about half the Chapel income)has been given to such organisations as the Institute of Race Relations Bursary Fund. Faith for Daily Living, the Seamens' Inst itute, the Red Cross, Ethelbert Home, Scripture Union, the Methodist Church's Missionary and Ministerial Students Funds. The balance of our Chapel income goes towards maintenance which in 1985 involved the painting of the Chapel and, in the near future,funds will be required for refurbishing the organ. As we look back on 1985 we can be thankful to God that the Chapel with its related activities has provided many an opportunity for Christian initiation, growth and service. It is heartening to know that there are a good number of devout and practising Christian boys in the school at present. We know that Christianity cannot be imposed above and rejoice to see how it can grow and exercise its influence, as individuals respond to the love of God made known in Jesus,and identify themselves with His followers. D.J. BUWALDA SCHOOL CHAPLAIN 13
FINNINGLEY HOUSE Finninglcy House Report — 1985 1985 started off on a new theme and with a new conductor (baton swinger!) as Mr. van Loggerenberg and his family took over the reins of Finningley from Mr. B. Williams. Changes were made, edges rubbed off and everyone soon settled down to House and School routine. House spirit was good and we tackled the first major obstacle of the year with gusto. The Inter-House Gala saw everyone trying their best, from the stars to the "smokers relay team"(20 man). Finningley consequently won both swimming and diving sections to win the Gala in fine style. Well done! A large number of boys took part in the production of the School's major play, Hadrian, and all brought great credit to the House. Congratulations go to Jonathan Burns who was awarded Cultural Honours, for his outstanding per formances on stage. The second term was, as always, a very active time and almost every boy in the House was involved in either Rugby or Hockey, and a great deal of house spirit was exhibited in the various inter-house competitions. Athletics in the 3rd term saw the House rally with great enthusiasm to the call of Colin Makin and able 5th Formers in an attempt to repeat our success of the swimming season! This was not to be, however, and we managed a graceful and honourable third place. We did not lose heart and spirit though and bounced back in the 4th term to win both the Inter-House Cricket and Senior and Junior Quizzes! This was a commendable performance and reflected well on the diversity and ability of the boys in the house. A large number also took part in Kearsney's Music Hall, and helped to entertain the School in a splendid eveninge'nstertaiiunent. From all the various activities, cultural, academic and sporting and the levels achieved in these fields of endea vour,we can see that Finningley had a good year. Throughout the year high standards were set by staff and prefects and, without too many exceptions, set goals were achieved. Taking over from Barry Williams was no easy task, but I think we managed to get everyone to accept the fact that change is inevitable. Most resistance probably came from the 6th Formers who had certain goals in mind, goals which did not always coincide! Nevertheless, I think the transition was not too painful. A word of thanks and appreciation to the Matron who has a warm-hearted approach to most things and is always willing to assist in whatever way she can. Generally, staff, prefects and boys worked well together in a spirit of Christian harmony and I think 1985 closes on a high note. C.van Loggerenberg Housemaster 14
*m GILLINGHAM HOUSE Gillingham House Report — 1985 Each year brings with it a new set of circumstances, new leadership, successes, good times and not such good times. However,for Gillingham 1985 has been a good year during which many of its members have been successful in many spheres. One must remember that the House is "home" for most of the year and in this regard Gillingham can be regarded as a happy one. On the academic front,K.Vigor(our "resident eccentric" - his own words!)came in the top 100 in the EngUsh Olym piad and won the McLeod Essay Competition. K. Wiseman successfully represented the school in a com petition at Durban Expo'85. H. Donnelly came 5th inSouth Africa in the Computer Olympiad, winning a cash prize for himself and a computer for the school. H. Donnelly and J. Rossouw were secretaries for the Senior Scientific Society and Forum respectively. C. D'Ahl was awarded the Music and Perseverance prizes at Speech Day while C.Hansa and A.Wilson(who also won the Mathematics prize) were awarded Academic Colours; At this stage of the year (third term) Gillingham are just ahead in the race for the Parks Academic Trophy ... may good fortune accompany our efforts for the end-of-year examinations! On the sporting side, we congratulate Pembroke and Finningley on their successes in the Inter-House Rugby, Cricket and Swimming. Our performance in the swimmingpool certainly did not match our enthusiasm with one exception - Graeme Thompson excelled by winning the shield for the best performance ofthe day. N. Houston was captain of the school Shooting Team and was awarded Colours. Under his leadership the House won the Inter-House Shoot. A. Theunissen; Captain of Athletics and Vice-Captain of the 1st XV, M. Trotter; Vice-Captain of the 1st XV when Theunissen was injured. C.Hanbury-King Captain of U15A Rugby R.Klompe Captain of U15A Hockey A.Davidson Captain of 1st Team Tennis G.Foxton Colours for Rugby C.EUis-Cole Colours for Hockey C. Birt Colours for Hockey M.Williamson Colours for Athletics J.Rossouw Coloursfor Gymnastics A.Broom Natal and S.A.Schools U14 Squash M.Williamson S.A.Schools Polo C.Murray Invited to Natal Schools Golf Trials Our enthusiasm was rewarded when we won the InterHouse Athletics, the organisation of the training was done by members of the House. D.Meikle broke a record and was Victor Ludorum.Others to break records were: 1. Meaker,G.Sheppard,C.HanburyKing, I. Bennett and the U14 Relay tern. Austin, Broom, D'Ahl, Murray, Ogilvie, Jordan and WiUiamson all per formed well on the day. This year we were joined by Mr.& Mrs.K.Decker and Mr. K. Shuter. We thank them for their efforts on our behalf and hope they will enjoy a long and happy stay at Gill ingham. 15
Unfortunately we shall be losing Mr. F. de Jager and our much loved Matron, Mrs. H. Fidler, at the end of the year. We wish "Frikkie" every success in his Masters Degree at Stellenbosch next year and to "Mate" we extend our best wishes for a happy stay at Natal University. On behalf of the prefects, I would like to thank Mr."Pip" Townshend and all the other masters for the help and support they have given us this year. All in all, Gillingham boys have represented the School and the House in many fields this year.It is not only those who have achieved, but all who have participated in any way, that should be congratulated for their efforts. Finally, I would like to thank the whole House for making this such an enjoyable and memorable year and wish next year's prefects and all those boys who will be here next year, all the best for 1986. A.J.T. Wilson P.S. (from the Housemaster): With the demise of "jack parade" this year, we required a special brand of prefect to handle the situation. We got them in "Bob" Wilson, Mike Trotter,"Ant" Theunissen and "Foxy" Foxcroft, all men of character, understanding and inventiveness. Thank you for your fine leadership this year. My thanks to the rest of the House for their great cooperation in aU matters. The building is beginning to glow, thanks to Mrs. Fidler and her staff and squads of boys armed with sandpaper who have exposed lots of original, beautiful woodwork which has been hidden under layers of paint for many years. 1 HALEY HOUSE Haley House Report — 1985 This year has proved to be a happy and successful one for Haley. We began the year with 108 boarders and 40 day boys and the number has increased during the year. Mr. Briston replaced Mr. AUen during the third term, joining Mr. Cocks and Mr. Garrett. We thank them for their contributions and particularly for ensuring that the year was an uncompUcated and happy one. Mrs. Lyte-Mason, our Matron, always approachable, took a genuine interest in the welfare of the boys, thank you from us all. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Lees, our Housemaster, who gave us his full support and co-operation in all our decisions after guiding us in the initial stages ofour newlyfound authority. His commitment and enthusiasm are evidenced by the refurbishing of the cricket net, the ex panded vegetable garden and the plans to re-surface the tennis court, all projects of immense value to the boys of Haley House. In the House: the snooker table has witnessed many a match during the year as have the table tennis tables. In the Haley House Table Tennis Championships the eventual winner was R.Scholtz who defeated A.HiU in the final. Haley boys have participated in a wide range of activities in the school and have made valuable contributions on the sports fields for their senior Houses and School. Shepherd broke the S. African U14 hurdles record and Blakeney was 16
selected for the Natal Primary Schools Diving team. My personal feeling is, whatever is achieved, the most important thing is to keep the values, standards and tra ditions of Haley and Kearsney above all else. I believe that this has been achieved this year and hope that we at Haley have fulfilled our responsibility in preparing the boys for their senior Houses and hopefully have taught them what is expected of them at Kearsney. Finally, I must thank my fellow prefects, Andrew HiU, Glen Tomlinson and Paul WhUey(who stepped in when he was needed and who, with Thomas, helped keep an eye on the day boys) for their co-operation and friendship throughout the year. We take this opportunity of wishing next year's prefects a happy and enjoyable year. P. Burton m m £ i«. PEMBROKE HOUSE Pembroke House Report — 1985 1985 has been a successful year and once again Pembroke has lived up to its reputation. Pembroke started the year with three new assistant housemasters and a new Matron who, together with Mr. Diedericks, ensured the smooth running of the House.The boys co-operated well and House spirit was good. At this year's Swimming Gala, Pembroke did not fair as well as in previous year.The team was led by the House and School Swimming Captain P. van der Schyff, who was also the Senior Champion. P. Striebel excelled in the U13 age group, winning the U13 Cup and J. Leach won the Open 200m Breaststroke. The Inter-House 7-a-side Rugby was re-introduced this year. Everybody trained hard and Pembroke succeeded in win ning the event. Pembroke fielded eight 1st XV players, with D.Stadler receiving Rugby Colours. The Pembroke Gym Team won the first Inter-House Gym Competition, with a fine display of gymnastic ability. We also won the Inter-House Cadet Competition which entitled us to be the leading company in the Remembrance Day Parade. K. MacPherson was the Senior Squash Champion and was awarded Colours for his achievements. P. Kiihn won the Senior and Junior Tennis Championships which is a con siderable achievement as he is only in Standard 8. Once again, Pembroke proved to be the top House in Cross Country. M. Jewitt came first in the Junior age group with G. Schleicher winning the Senior event. Athletics this year was one of Pembroke's highlights and although we did not win the event, Pembroke came a close second. Every body trained hard under the able leadership of H. Bam, while both P. van der Schyff and P. Everett were awarded Athletic Colours. Pembroke achieved well academically and came 2nd in the Parks Trophy Competition. C. Bull is congratulated on his fine achievement as Dux of the School and was awarded Academic Honours. Other achievers were S.Nel(Honours); P. Burton, F. Chemaly,C. Dunsdon and A. Hill (Colours). D. AUen won both the Junior and Senior Chess Champion ships. On behalf of the prefects, 1 would like to thank Mr. Died ericks, the Assistant Housemasters, Mrs. Eksteen and the Sixth Form and the rest of the house for a very pleasant year; The sixth form has set a good example and has often helped in the running of the House.Thanks,guys! Good luck to next year's prefects and to those returning; keep up that Pembroke spirit. P.van der Schyff 17
Counselling Department — 1985 Since the middle of 1985 the Department has a new and larger home. Because of the need for more office space in the Administration building,the CounseUing Department has been given a new office and storeroom attached to the Chaplain's classroom. This is a much improved state of affairs for not only has it provided much needed accommo dation but also in a pleasant and more private setting. Careers Counselling continues to take up about half the available time. The balance is taken up by specific educa tional problems and counselling in the area of relationships, values and personal problems. Every year sees increased use being made of the counselling facilities and this is very pleasing. Careers counselling in particular is an ongoing process that begins with general discussions in the 1st - 3rd Forms on various career requirements with the important matter of subject choices being dealt with towards the end of 3rd Form. In the 4th Form all boys participate in an eight week course on the basic elements of career choice. In the 5th and 6th Forms the process is taken a step further and boys are encouraged to doPsychometric Tests and to discuss the results in personal interviews. Of the present 5th and 6th Forms,57 6th Formers and 78 5th Formers have made use of this opportunity for a more intensive investigation. During 1985 the 6th Formers have had a career spot each week in the class period, where a different career was presented for discussion. In particular, 6th Formers are made familiar withBursary and Scholarship applications, assisted in their choice ofa Tertiary Institution,curriculum and the implications of National Service. A good number of parents make contact with the school every year to discuss the matter of career choice and these contacts are most valuable to us. Furthermore, the parents can play a very important role in encouraging their sons to get some 'grass roots' occupational experience during school holidays. There is nothing hke spending three days on a factory floor or in a pharmacy, an accountant's office to give a young person a 'feel' of the job and to help him clarify his ideas. 4! NEW STAFF QUARTERS Exposure to different occupations is limited during term time at boarding school but attempts are made to arrange variousopportunities. For example, in 1985 there were talks or presentations in: Accounting, Engineering, Arts and Humanities, Journalism, Police and Security work. Building Science, the various careers in the Post Office, Medicine, Hotel Management and Surveying. In addition, various outings were arranged to the University in Pietermaritzburg where the emphasis was on careers in Arts, Commerce, Agriculture and Law, to the Durban Univ ersity where the emphasis was on Engineering and Sciencebased careers and to the Natal Technikon. Where nec essary boys have been taken to Durban or Pietermaritzburg for personal interviews with the University, Technikon, S.A.D.F.and Private Enterprise. Being aware of the problems of employers, of the hazards of bridging the gap between school and tertiary education and of the dilemmas facing the young people themselves, we try to maintain a programme of coimselling which,if used by a boy, will help in reducing his anxiety and con fusion, help him to see some of the steps involved in making decisions and give him increased confidence with which to face the future. DJ.Buwalda School Counsellor THE NEW SPORTS CENTRE Building Development The major development of 1985 has been the building of the Sports Centre. It wiQ not only provide a permanent home for Gymnastics and Physical Education but will also provide facilities for Badmintonand BasketbaU. Indoor cricket is certainly a possibihty, particularly during periods where poor weather interferes with practice. Pre-season squad training and coaching could be provided before the nets become available. Indoor hockey is another exciting possibility. Swimmers will benefit from the first class changeroom facilities as will the mountaineers who have been provided with a "climbing" wall at the Western end of the Centre - a mere hundred metres from the Sanatorium! The two houses at the old Youth Camp have been re furbished into delightful small family or bachelor units. Staff accommodation at Kearsney must compare more than 18