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w WINDOWOFGODANDTHECREATION Left Window(From the top) FirstDay —Dayand Night Second Day Third Day Right Window Fourth Day Fifth Day - Creation ofthe Heavens ■ Earth and Sea, Africa shown with the water surrounding it, and below a tree, plants,wheatand grapes. —Sun,Moon and Stars —Living creatures,birds,cattle,fish,antelope,a tree and plants. TheDoveofPeace. Centre Window Sixth Day —CreationofMan Fourfiguressymbolizing the people ofourcountry.They are standing oremergingfrom the outline of Southern Africa. Aboveis the Trinity; Atthe top ofthe window—thedove depicting the Holy Spirit.Below it the Lamb ofGod and then the handssymbolizing GodtheFather bringing our people togetherin love. Thereare also sevenflamesdescending,representingthe giftsofthe Spirit. The upward curving lines at the base ofthefiguressuggesttheshape ofthe Ark.
M S^fiPE imm n 3 Lt BOARD OF GOVERNORS Standing: N. Gerber, J. Perkins, L. Allen, E. Garner, N. Polkinghorne,Rev.J.Borman,D.W.Barker,C. Woolacott. Seated: T. Polkinghorne, Rev. C. Wilkins, D.D. Morgan, Dr G. Shuker,Rev.J.P.Scholtz,K.C.Comins,E.G.W.Silcock. Kearsney College Trustees The President of the Conference of the Methodist Church ofSouth Africa:Rev J.P.Scholtz Professor the Rev Dr V.J.Bredenkamp Mr K.C.Comins MrsS.Hotz Mr D.D.Morgan MrI.E.Morgan MrT.A.Polkinghorne DrG.W.Shuker Honorary Life Trustees MrW.H.Hulett MrA.B.Theunissen RevC.Wilkins Secretary ofthe Trustees: MrN.Gerber Kearsney Board ofGovernors *DrG.W.Shuker:Chairman *MrD.D.Morgan:Vice-Chairman Profthe Rev Dr V.J.Bredenkamp MrD.W.Barker MrJ.H.Charter MrK.C.Comins MrA.R.Ewing *MrE.S.C.Garner *MrN.Gerber *MrT.A.Polkinghorne *RevC.Wilkins Ex OfTlcio Members The PresidentofConference Chairman,Natal Coastal District:Rev J.Borman Representative Natal Coastal District: MrC.Woolacott Kearsney College Headmaster *MrE.C.W.Silcock Secretary MrN.Gerber Old Boys'Representatives MrB.C.Smith *MrN.Polkinghorne Honorary Life Governor Mrs M.E.Forsyth Executive Committee
m . Z 4 r me Fifth row:C.J. Van Loggcrenberg,C.Diedericks,M.Griffiths,L.Kassier,J. Woodhouse,B. Williams Fourth row:M.Briston.D.Pithcy,P.King,K,Decker,J.De Beer,K.Garrett,D.Goldhawk,A.Bromley-Gans Thirdrow:K.Smith,S.Griffiths,P. Ratcliffe,R. Lamplough,L.P. Daniels,J.Cummins,D.Sudding,M.Vassard,A.Williams Secondrow:A.Lees,F. Cocks,K.Shuter,A. t'ownshend,I. Harper,D.Wortmann,M.Lees,C.Tullidge Frontrow:J. Harper,J. Hall,J.W.Storm,E.C.W.Silcock,R.Blamey,Rev.D.J.Buwalda,M.A.Thiselton
Kearsney CollegeStaff1987 Headmaster: Deputy Headmaster: Senior Master: Senior Master: Chaplain: Teaching Staff: P k Administrative Staff: Liaison Officer: Bursar: Secretaries: Catering: Estate Manager: Sanatorium: House Matrons: Laundry: Stud Shop: KitShop: School Doctor: MrB.C.W.Silcock MrJ.W.Storm MrR.D.Blamey MrJ.L.Hall Rev D.J.Buwalda MrM.Briston MrA.Bromley-Gans MrsE.P.Buwalda MrP.P.D.Cocks MrJ.J. Cummins MrL.P.Daniels MrM.J.deBeer MrK.Decker MrC.Diedericks MrK.Garrett MrD.Goldhawk MrM.Griffiths MrsS.Griffiths MrJ.M.Harper Mrsl.Harper MrL.Kassier MrP.G.King MrD.Knox MrsJ.Lamplough Mr R.W.Lamplough Mrs A.Lees MrM.Lees MrJ. McMichael MrP.A.Ratcliffe MrK.Shuter Mr K.Smith MrD.Sudding Mr M.A.Thiselton Mr A.R.C.Townshend MrsC.V.Tullidge MrC.J.van Loggerenberg MrM.Vassard Mr A.Williams MrB.Williams MrJ. Woodhouse MrD.Wortmann MrD.B.Pithey MrsA.B.Potter Mrs M.W.Alborough MrsT.E Milbank MrsD.Paul Mr R.Blackbeard MrF.Agate MrB.Potter Sister A.Ashburner Sister E.Beaton MrsH.Eksteen MrsJ. Lyte-Mason Mrs1. Rautenbach Mrs U.R.Streak MrsS.Agate MrsM.Diedericks MrsN.Townshend DrP.H.P.Williams (i/c Afrikaans) (i/c Geography) (i/c History) (i/c Counselling) (i/c Art) (part-time) (i/c Computer Studies) (i/c Biology) (i/c Mathematics) (Housemaster-Pembroke) (i/c French) (DirectorofMusic) (i/c Resources Centre) (part-time) (part-time) (Housemaster-Haley)(i/c English) (i/cPhysical Education) (i/cPhysical Science) (Housemaster-Gillingham) (Housemaster-Finningley) (i/e Zulu) (i/c Catering) (Pembroke) (Haley) (Finningley) (Gillingham)
r From the Headmaster's Office StaffNotes ^" 1 MrE.C.W.Silcock On looking through this Chronicle we must agree that 1987has been a good year. Any minor problems we have had are far outweighed by the fine achievements in so many fields. Right through the school boys have done well and their enthusiasm has been outstanding. Old Boys continue to return to the school in large num bers and it isso good to hear about their successes. Their support for and loyalty to the school is tremendous en couragement to those of us who are so closely connected with Kearsney. Parents too turn out in large numbers and the Kearsney Communityflourishes. This last term of the year has been memorable for the rain we have had and we sun-lovers have been uncom fortable cooped up indoors. The bright side is that the fields and groundslook asgood asthey possibly can. With the school full for 1988 we look forward to more good yearsfor the College. E.C.W.Silcock Staff changes this year have been minimal — as previously reported Sister Alison Ashburner joined the Sanitorium and Mr John McMichael the English De partment. We do, however, say goodbye to Mr Ken Shuter who leavesto take up a Deputy Headmaster's post at a school in Swaziland. He will be missed by staff and boys alike. His combination of interests and experience are unique the likes of which will be impossible to replace. We wish him well and hope that he will maintain contact with us. Mark Briston will be leaving us at the end of the first term to take up a senior post at Highbury where he will no doubt be a great success. His capacity for work is legend, and he has involved himself in a wide range of academic,cultural and sporting activities. Ashe and He len will only be a short step away we hope to see much of them. Barry Williams is another member of staff who will be leaving us in the second term of 1988. He will be in charge of hissubject at St Mary's D.S.G.—our congrat ulations! Teaching girls will be a new experience and a challenge he is sure to enjoy. Alister Thiselton took long leave in the first term and he and Heather roamed far and wide throughout the Re public. His place wastaken by MrsMargieSwan and we thank herfor her contribution. Philip Ratcliffe took a rest in the third term during which time he went farming in Zimbabwe before taking Jean for a holiday to the Cape. Coincidentally, very little of interesttook place in his absence! Staff families have remained numerically fairly stable this year much to the relief of the Board of Governors, but when one looks at the percentage of young members on the staffthis relief may only be temporary. We offer our condolences to Mr Jannie Storm, on the death of his brother, and to the family of Mrs Annaline Osier,who died ofastroke in November.
S^flPE NatalSenior CertificateExamination 1987 NatalSenior Certificate with Matriculation Exemption 69 Wrotefor MEbut only gained a Certificate 7 Wrotefor Certificate and gained it 23 Failures 6 105 A aggregate:7: B aggregate: 13: Caggregate: 19: D.M. Allen; A.M. Dundson; K.J. Everett; W.B. Taylor; G.V Thompson; C.W. Watson; K.H. Wiseman A.G.Apps;G.S.G.Daniel;A.J.Frank;A.J.Groom;E.I.Hansa;G.J.Flooper;A.L.P.Lucas;I.R. Murphie;A.R.Nunn;A.Swanepoel;G.Vanderplank;J.J. Williams;R.M.Wood W. Dale; C.FI. Dawson; R.A. Dodd;P. du Toit; G.G. Edwards; P.C. Ethelston; C. FagelundGjersoe;D.G.Griffiths; G.P. Hitchins; M.B.Hoskings;M.I.Kara;E.K. Cliff;J.C.S. Parry;A.B. Robertson;G.R.Rolfe;D.Stamatis;J.W.H.Tiaden;B.D.Weyer;B.A.Williams SubjectDistinctions(A) 9 K.H.Wiseman 7 K.J.Everett 5 D.M.Allen 5 G.V.Thompson 4 E.I. Hansa 4 W.B.Taylor 3 C.W.Watson I J.K.Alcock A.G.Apps G.S.G.Daniel H.de Granpre A.M.Dunsdon A.J.Frank G.J.Hooper M.Miller A.R.Nunn A.M.Orsmond J.C.S.Parry C.Povall G.S.Richardson F.C.Scribante A.Swanepoel J.S.Tiaden —53 (English, Afrikaans, Maths, Biology, Science, Geography, History, Computer Studies, Additional Maths) (English, Maths, Physical Science, Geography, History, Computer Studies, Additional Maths) (Maths,PhysicalScience,Geography,History,Additional Maths) (English,Maths,Biology,Physical Science,Additional Maths) (Maths,Biology,Physical Science,Additional Maths) (Maths,Biology,PhysicalScience,Additional Maths) (Maths,PhysicalScience,Geography) (Physical ScienceSG) (Geography) (Geography) (French) (Maths) (Physical Science) (History) (BiologySG) (Maths) (GeographySG) (Maths) (AfrikaansSG) (EnglishSG) (EnglishSG) (Physical Science) (Physical ScienceSG)
Kearsney College Speech Day1987 GUESTOFHONOUR—MR MARKHENNING, HEADMASTEROFSTSTITHIANS MrChairman,Mr Headmaster,Ladies and Gentlemen, It's an ill wind that blows no good and I am sure that the same can be said of floods. I fear that the Natal floods have borne no good at all. However, I sincerely hope that the devastation that caused the postponement of this Speech Day and the consequent substitution ofTertius Myburgh by myself is not without a tiny benefit to set off against the huge loss. There is a Transvaal princi pal, Mr Silcock, who is in trouble for running a ringer! What worries me is that his new runner seems to have vanished from the face of the earth, untraceable by the Jockey Club orthe courts. Mind you,asI have to present my report at my Speech Day tomorrow,a temporary ab sence might be acceptable.Two Speech Dayspeechesin two days is a heavy sentence—I hope no one here today hasason at St Stithians as well! I speak this morning of three things — standards, de grees (in a Shakespearean sense) and the issues which the young people present here today are going to have to addressin the yearsahead. To avoid any allegations of plagiarism, I wish to ac knowledge how much I have drawn from an address I heard in Australia two years ago, by Prof R.W.V. El liott; and from our most distinguished Old Boy, Prof Charles Simkins. InTsaiah 49:22 we read that: "I will .. . set up my stan dard to the people; and they will bring your children home." In the early 17th century English ofthe Authorised Ver sion, Isaiah's standard was used in the original English sense of"a flag or banner". However, it already had a suggestion of the modern sense of"a level or degree of quality or achievement", which probably owessome of its connotations to the word,"to stand", meaning to be upright, which has the same etymological origin. For Isaiah, the standard is a rallying point for sons and daughters, as it was to be through centuries of military history. So the 18th century patriotic poet Thomas Campbellcould exhort the MarinersofEngland. Your gloriousstandard launch again To match anotherfoe! We still wave and hoist(and even burn)flags and ban ners today; we regard them as symbols of national achievement and patriotic pride. Standards are now a different matter; many no longer hold them aloft for all to admire and emulate;on the contrary,they have sunk low in many areas of our society. (1 was intrigued to learn of a linguistic oddity on my last visit overseas — what we call a standard lamp is in America known as a floorlamp!Isthis indicative ofthe decline?) 200 years ago Edmund Burke emphasised the imper ative ofethical behaviour and the need to do one's duty irrespective of personal loss or gain. It is in the regard of the community that individual self-respect, based on morality,isfound. "The degree of estimation in which any profession is held becomesthe standard ofthe estimation in which the professors hold themselves." The Natal schools are held in high esteem by the com munity. Hence, teachers, boys and parents associated with them derive personal feelings of self-worth from this link and from their contributions to the community. They jealously guard their school's standards, and this includesoften those who appear to rebel against them by certain small disorders in their dress, hairstyles, desires to wear jewellery, deportment, taste in music and the like. I do not believe that there is anyone here who does not know whatstandards we rally round—indeed,this is the strength ofthe private school and the reason why,world wide, its achievements are so good — it represents in tangible form the aspirations, values, beliefs and ambi tions which groupsofpeople hold in common. So,standards are of the essence. The great challenge we are facing now is to assess our standards against the de mands of the times. Brother Neil McGurk and others, for example,believe that, to ensure the continued influ ence of private schools in the new South Africa,we must engage in,"a new politics of excellence". This will in volve breaking the control of present dominant groups, converting from group bias and following an arduous moral high road ofsacrifice. The ideal is thefollowing ofethical imperatives irrespec tive ofpersonalloss orgain.This is certainly difficult and probably impossible. Nevertheless, it is worth striving for. Prof Elliott moved on to standards of language, and listed these reasons for the taking ofsick leave by public servants in NSW — blocked station tubes; bowel con struction; early stages of parking disease; expectorant mother; migrant headaches; miscourage; removal of averies;undescended tenticles; virginal repairs. We must ask ourselves whether we are trapped in a zone ofcomfort and whether our standards are still appropri ate? Tostandards we mustadd degree. In Act one. Scene three, lines 103 to 124, of Shake speare's bitterly satirical political play, Troilusand Cressida, there is a passage which matches our times so fit tingly that it brings tears ofsadness welling to one'seyes. m m nmt 3 Is hf , % P. m. m Dr G. Shuker, K. Wiseman (Dux of the College), Mr M. Henning (Headmaster of St Stithians and Guest Speaker), G.V. Thompson (Head Boy)and MrE.G.W.Silcock(Headmaster).
J.W,Alcock receiving the S.B.Theunissen Prize for Perseverance. Ulysses is addressing the Greek leaders before the walls of Troy, chastising them for their selfishness, their dis sensions, their unwillingness to abandon factionalism for thecommon cause. Degree has been upset;degree in Shakespeare's political language means order, social harmony and cohesion, the maintaining of standards of conduct that place the common good before private profit. The discord that follows is described by Ulysses in this passage of power ful oratory thatfits ourtimes. O,when degree isshaked, Which is theladder to all high designs, The enterprise is sick!How could communities, Degreesin schools,and brotherhoods in cities, Peacefulcommercefrom dividable shores... Butby degree,stand in authentic place? Take butdegree away,untune thatstring. And,hark,whatdiscord follows!Each thing meets In mere oppugnancy:the bounded waters Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores, And make asop ofall thissolid globe; Strength should be the lord ofimbecility And the rude son should strike hisfather dead: Force should be right;or rather,right and wrong— Between whose endlessjarjustice resides— Should lose their names,and soshould justice too. Then everything includes itselfin power, Powerinto will, will into appetite; And appetite,an universal wolf. So doublyseconded with will and power. Must make perforce an universal prey, And last eat up himself. We have not yet reached this ultimate dissolution to un bridled appetite, will, and the abuse of power,but there are ruthless people driving us along that road.Ourcom munities and cities are plagued by conflict and the esca lating use of force,intimidation and compulsion, which Shakespeare so vividly describes. The use offorce is in creasingly deemed right against the common weal and justice is losing its very being. So,to standards — which demand the pursuit of ethical imperatives withoutthe consideration ofpersonal loss or gain — we add degree — which is about order, social harmony and cohesion. In the debate about private schools, the standards and values which we hold must be evaluated in the context of the dispute about our hierarchical society. Probably the majority of the population views societies based on merit as wrong, especially where dominant groups are based on race and privilege. So we will be engaged in negotiating degrees of elitism and collectivism. The terms ofthe relationships ofcontrol and exploitation are critical; the weaker they are, the more scope there will be for liberty and equality in the system. How these re lationships will be formed is going to be part of our de bate. Power is the main problem.The great unsolved question of history is how to prevent the strongest power from becoming the only power. There is also the matter of the economy. Again follow ing ProfSimkins,there is at present a growing stratifica tion in black society. On the one hand there are in creased numbers in middle class occupations, on the other,increased unemployment.One may hope that the latter will not be inevitable in the new South Africa,but whatoftheformer? Is it not an inevitable concomitantof advance towards an industrialised society, or shall we cease to want an industrialised society after apartheid? Or are we looking for a massive (and unprecedented) change in the division of labour,so that the distinction between middle class and working class disappears? These are major matters the boys here will have to ad dress.The criterionfor assessmentin these issues iscom parison between the actual situation and what will be the alternative. The alternative is not an ideally egalitarian society,but one in which there will be an African nation alist governmentin power. Private schools operate in the zone of tension between the need ofthe state to provide an equal education for all and the right of parents to exercise choice in the edu cation of their children. This situation of conflict has existed across time and across societies. The parameters which will define the range of possibilities open to edu cation as the new South Africa develops are what might have happened to the economy;to capital and the entre preneurs;and to the state. For the individual, my advice is, maintain standards; work for order,social harmony and cohesion;and place the common good above private profit. It is in the es teem ofthecommunity that you will gain yourown moti vation. J. Wood receives the community service trophy on behalf of the cyclistsfrom Mr Peter Lonsdale,a director ofTAFTA.
For private schools, we need to engage in dialogue with all the players in the game; we must continually assess the contribution we make to the common good;the type ofelitism we practice must be defensible;we must widen accessto ourschools;through actions we mustshow will ingness to use our facilities to help the disadvantaged. All this and much more. Onething weare notshortofis opportunity. Thank you. Extractsfrom DrShuker'sSpeech Day Address— November 1987 Before asking the headmaster to present his report, I would like to inform you of certain matters which are of importance and could be of interest to you and the col lege. It is with regret that Mr John Perkins has resigned from the Board of Governors as he is taking up a business ap pointmentin the United Kingdom.We thank him for his most valuable service to Kearsney and wish him well in his new venture. We have pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mr Andrew Ewing, an Old Boy of the school,to the board and we hope that he has a long and successful association with us. Last year I reported to you that the time had obviously come for major internal alterations to be made to both Gillingham and Finningley Houses.To this end we have now completed the alterations to Gillingham with just a small amount of finishing work still to be done. We will be proceeding with the alterations to Finningley in the first half of next year. I am sure that those of you who have had the opportunity to see Gillingham will agree that these alterations have been extremely welldone and turned the house into very acceptable dormitory accom modation. For some time the board has been giving consideration to the establishment of a day-boy facility at the school. Asthe result ofa very generous donation from a present parent, the board has decided that during the coming year a facility will be provided for the day-boys.We wish to make it very clear that this is not the establishment of a day-boy house as we believe it is vitally important that day-boys should be an integral part of what is essentially a boarding school and that they should continue to be associated to the major houses. It is anticipated that these facilities will provide a means whereby boys will be able to shower,change,and a place where they can leave their personal effectsin safe keeping. On behalf of the Kearsney College Trustees and the Board of Governors, I would like to publicly acknowl edge and thank the donor for this wonderful and gener ous gift. The donor has asked to remain anonymousand we respect that wish. A donation of this kind demon strates the on-going commitment of a large number of people to thisschool and on which it is so reliant. All the fine grounds and the buildings we have around us are the result of the benefaction of people in the past and to whom we are eternally grateful. Finally,I would like to refer to a most important matter regarding the future of Kearsney College. The board is extremely conscious that the school should naturally have a smooth and orderly transfer of leadership and authority. It is sad, but inevitable, that all of us in busi ness life must eventually face the day of retirement. Af ter a great deal ofthought and after consultation with the people concerned, it is my duty to announce that Mr Storm,our Deputy Headmaster, will be retiring at the end of 1989, after 43 years of service to the school,and that our Headmaster, Mr Silcock, at our request, has agreed to stay on for an additional year and will be re tiring at the end of 1990. 1 am sure that all of you will continue to give these two gentlemen the support they so rightfully deserve in their last years ofservice to this col lege. 1 know that it is alwaysinteresting to speculate,but mayIsuggestthatthe board is fully aware ofits responsi bilities and will inform you ofany succession plans it will make atthe appropriate time. 23November 1987 HEADBOYSPEECH—1987 Mr Henning, Dr Shuker, Mr Headmaster, Distin guished Guests, Staff, Ladies and Gentlemen and boys of the College. It gives me great pleasure to be able to say a few words today on what can be said to be the cli max of our academic year. It is not only significant be cause those whohave achieved a high academicstandard are being rewarded,but it also happens to be the begin ning ofour matricfinal examinations. Firstly,I would like to express our gratitude to the Guest ofHonour Mr Henningfor accepting ourinvitation to be with us today. Mr Henning,thank you for a speech that was both inspiring and relevant to a group of boys about to leave school. I hope that the boys that are leaving Kearsney will uphold the standards they have learned here and I also hope that they achieve their degrees! Unfortunately our first attempt at a Speech Day was a total washout,but it is an ill wind that blows no-one any good—Ifor one am rather pleased that Speech Day was not at the end of last term for a specific reason. In past years I have noticed a certain dreamy expression on some of the boys'faces and I feel that it is never a good sign to be complimented on the brevity of your speech! Today,in theory,I should have the undivided attention ofevery boy present. IfI was asked ifthere was anything which I would like to add to 1987 to make it the leaver's dream year, the answer would be no. When one reaches matric,one be gins to do manythingsfor the last time and naturally one likes to finish strongly.To keep a final year alive in one's memory it is necessary to make it memorable, some thing which I think we have achieved in the academic and sportingspheres.
Another area where we have had success which is sel dom mentioned is the Christian side. The size of our SCA has grown from approximately 80 members last year to over 300 boys who made decisionsfor Christ this year. The seed has been sown and it is God who waters it. It has been very pleasing to see this happen because it was my main aim as Head Boy to ensure that Jesus Christ isserved in this school. At this point I would like to express our gratitude to the Headmaster and his staff for having assisted us in the classroom and on the sportsfield and all the many varied extra-curricular activities undertaken at Kearsney.Your work is much appreciated and will no doubt be remem bered when we are forced to fend for ourselves next year. Then to the parents andfriends ofthe school,a big thank youfor yoursupport and encouragement.It issogood to look out over this crowd and recognise so many of the familiar faces who are a vital part of the Kearsney com munity and we appreciate your participation. During the course of this year I have grown to be really proud of this school. Being proud of one's school is not simply defending it unconditionally in the presence of boys from other schools. There is a deeper pride which stemsfrom a knowledge ofone's heritage.It is very diffi cult to make a speech without mentioning Mr Jack Reece. He wrote me a letter earlier this year reminding me of my visit to Old Kearsney and of the sermon deliv ered there bythe Rev AtholJennings. Abraham,aged 75, went forth into the desert, ordered by God,not knowing whither he wasgoing,ultimately to found a great nation.Sir Leigh Hulett and the Methodist Church wentforth in 1921 not knowing where they were headed, to be found the highly successful and efficient College that we enjoy today.It wasfaith and pride in the College's foundations that kept it going in the times when itfaced closure. It is very difficult for boys to be proud of their school. I believe this stems from an excess of adolescent hor mones which determine that school is something like an injection; you know it's supposed to be good for you but you'd like to get it over with assoon as possible. I will be honest and say that I was like that once, until I went to old Kearsney and learned respect for our heri tage. I am extremely grateful to this incredible school es pecially for this last year and I will besad to leave. At this point I'd like to express my gratitude to the pre fect body for their continued support throughout the year. Matric is a very busy year for any boy and it was a pleasure to have prefects with such responsibility and initiative to keep the school runningsmoothly. Also I'd like to thank the Sixth Form for their co-oper ation. It is always difficult to instruct one's peers butIam pleased to say that the Sixth Form this year have made it afar easier task. It is good to be able to say that for a change there was little division between the Sixth Form and the prefects. To the rest of the school thank you for your spirit and enthusiasm. 1987 has, thanks to the co-operation of all the boys,certainly been a memorable year. *jr m •mr. f G.V.Thompson—Head Boy K.H.Wiseman—Dux
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Prize Winners—1987 4th Form ArchimedesPrizefor Sciences M.Mulder 5th Form Lantern Prizefor Languages C.J.van Loggerenberg George McLeod Memorial English EssayPrize .V.Noel S.B.Theunissen Prizefor Perseverence J.W.Alcock French Prize C.G.F.Hein AcademicColours (Re-award)A.C.Apps (Re-award)R.A.Dodd (Re-award)A.M.Dunsdon (Re-award)A.J.Frank (Re-award)A.J.Groom (Re-award)E.I.Hansa (Re-award)G.J.Hooper A.L.P.Lucas (Re-award)I.R.Murphie A.R.Nunn A.Swanepoel (Re-award)G.Vanderplank (Re-award)J.J. Williams AcademicHonours W.B.Taylor ArtPrize C.W.Watson AcademicHonours C.W.Watson GeographyPrize (Joint Award)D.M.Allen AcademicHonours D.M.Allen J.F.Reece Prizefor Modern Languages G.V.Thompson Headmaster'sPrizefor service tothe School G.V.Thompson AcademicHonours (Joint Award)G.V.Thompson Alletson/Smith Awardfor Mathematics (Joint Award)K.J.Everett Advanced MathematicsPrize K.J.Everett AcademicHonours (Re-award)K.J.Everett AfrikaansPrize K.H.Wiseman William and Susan JonesPrizefor English K.H.Wiseman Hindson MemorialPrizefor English Lit. K.H.Wiseman Alletson/Smith Prizefor Mathematics (JointAward)K.H.Wiseman Ben MilnerPrizefor Biology K.H.Wiseman Patrick Moore Memorial Shield and the John Kinloch Mem.Prizefor PhysicalScience K.H.Wiseman Geography Prize (Joint Award)K.H.Wiseman William Crawford MemorialPrize for History K.H.Wiseman ComputerStudiesPrize K.H.Wiseman AcademicHonours (Re-award)K.H.Wiseman DUXOFTHESCHOOL K.H.Wiseman Presentation Assembly 28November1987 GRAHAMSTOWNEISTEDDFOD AWARDS Bronze: 3rd Form E.R.De Beer G.De Oliveira M.P.Osborne 5th Form A.Ogilvie A.Peckham S.T.U.Tshabalala 6th Form W.Taylor C.W.Watson C.W.Watson Silver: 6th Form A.J.Shire Gold: 4th Form A.J.Mallett CERTIFICATE FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THESCHOOL For hiscontribution in stage lighting and the projection room: C.J.Fockens For hiscontinuouscontribution in the Chapel,with stage lighting and the projection room: C.W.Haley For his contribution asstage manager fortwoshows: D.N.Phillips For their performancesin theshow Vonkelwyn: L.H. Balcomb H.A.Meintjes R.A.Van Der Schyff For his work with the CadetBand as Drum Major: W.S.A.Hunter For his contribution in PublicSpeaking and Drama: M.Mulder CHESS Junior Champion—Stanek Trophy R.Nutten Senior Champion—Ward Shield R.Scholtz MUSIC Musical Achievement— Mand R BestTrophy P.Enslin DEBATING CarterTrophyfor Debating A.C.Bull PUBLICSPEAKING Speech ofthe Year—Sutler-GoreTrophy R.J.Scholtz CULTURALCUP Greatestcontribution in culturalfield (—HanleTrophy) R.J.Scholtz C.J.van Loggerenberg CULTURAL COLOURS C.S.T. Eastwood M.B.Suckling CULTURAL HONOURS R.J. Scholtz C.J.Van Loggerenberg CADETS Inter-House CadetCompany Drill Competition Grand Challenge Cup: Finningley CRICKET Jack HulettSalverfor House providing the greatest numberofplayersin all divisions...Pembroke Cricket Honours(re-award) J.E. Nel GYMNASTICS Bestgymnast ofthe year— Payne Bros.Cup D.M.Street BestPhysical Education classofthe year— Peter van der SchyffTrophy 4A 11
SHOOTING Junior Champion— Ernest Ashby MemorialTrophy L.H.Balcomb Highest average—Ivan Bjorkman Cup R.W.Pole Senior Champion—Ken Trotter Shield....R.J.Barbour Inter-House Competition— Derek RobbinsCup Gillingham SQUASH Mostimproved player—Carrington Trophy J.Foss Junior Champion U14— NegusTrophy G.Hunter U16Champion—Aub AmosTrophy D.Liebenberg Senior Champion—Old Boys'Trophy A.Broom Inter-House Competition —Kode Trophy...Gillingham TENNIS Junior SinglesChampion— George HulettTrophy E.R.De Beer Senior DoublesChampions—CollTrophy F.J. Kiihn C.Murray Senior Singles Champion— Polkinghorne Cup P.J.Kiihn WATER-POLO Mostimproved player in the school— DicksCup P.G.VanDuyker Inter-House Competition— HallTrophy Finningley Colours P.Ethelston M.A.Parker M.Reed(re-award) A.R.Tedder(re-award) R.A.Van Der Schyff(re-award) SPECIALAWARDS Sportsman ofthe Year J.E Nel N.Skweyiya — EC? N.Skweyiya and J.E,Ncl. FinalAssembly CRICKET CertificatesofCompetence Forcricketscoreboard operating: B.J. Champkins,N.Chan,T. Duffy,J.E. Hatchuel,H. Liddell,B.Peckham Forcricketscoring: A.J.Curtis,E.B.Tollner Foss Batfor the mostimproved and promising Cricketer in the school; M.J.Morris Honoursfor Umpiring: B.A.Williams DEBATING Jakubowicz Trophy for the Best Junior Speech of the Year: M.Brown ACADEMICAWARDS CertificatesofMerit Form I: N.Chan Form2: S.L. James, C.I. Day, M.D. Lamplough, D.N.Gerber—1st in Form2 M.P.D. Ratcliffe, K.I. Tollner, H.J.W. Dace, M.L. Braizier, A.J. Curtis, C.S. Hancox— 1st in Form3 D.A.H.Cunningham,A.J.Gevers J.S. McLauchlan,L.M.Russell.F.R. Schwegler Colours A.G.Ewer,H.A.Meintjes Coloursand Certificates ofMerit M. Mulder. K.L. Wortmann, A.C. Bull —1st in Form4 CertificatesofMerit Form5B: R.J.Barbour,K.A.Pearse,A.I.Turner Colours L.H. Balcomb, A.N. Broom, T.C.M. Browse, B.G. Cooke, B.J. Drew, S.J. Hickman, D.A. Hutton, V.R.D. Noel, P.B.Pearce.R.J. Scholtz,M.B.Suckling, D.S. Swanepoel, P.R. Townshend,G.D. Wood Certificates ofMeritandAcademic Honours S.A. Rutherford,C.J. van Loggerenberg, S.Amos— 1st in Form5 Form 3: Form4C: Form4B: Form4A: Form5 A: Form5A: ParkesInter-HouseScholasticTrophy 3rd Finningley (6.^8) 2nd Gillingham (690) 1st Pembroke (697) 12
•VI-.-l ■ :■ w "■ .-V -Af i ■ M im iBMEiWaffliW t • n-:i S w - ■ M ■r m «i 1^ Hi l^e «B ^flc/: row. D.M. Allen,W.B. Taylor,C.W. Watson Front row. K.J. Everett, K.H. Wiseman, G.V. Thompson SpecialAchievements—1987 Afrikaans E.G. Jansen Speech Contest: 2ndinNatal R. Schoitz (Form5) C. van Loggerenberg (Form5) English EnglishOlympiad: Top 100 in South Africa S. Amos (Form5) R. Schoitz G.V. Thompson (Form6) K.H. Wiseman Mathematics Maths Olympiad: Top 100 in South Africa K. Everett (Form6) Music Honours inPiano Grade 6 Trinity College ofMusic P.R. Enslin Science G.E.C. Expo (Natal): 3rdClass C.S.T. Eastwood (Form5) SpeechContests AlanPatonLiterary Competition (Semi-finals) K.H. Wiseman C.van Loggerenberg DailyNews/Rotary Team SpeakingCompetition (Semi-finals) R. Schoitz M. Suckling C.vanLoggerenberg Shell ForumDiscussions ....(WinnersStd. 9) M. Bridges R. Schoitz M. Suckling C. van Loggerenberg (3rdPlace Std. 8) A.Bull R. Meintjies C. Preller (2nd Place Std. 7) D. Arde M. Brown C. Hancox M. Ratcliffe (2nd Place Std. 6) D. Gerber D. Wartski R. Warren D. Wise Shell Individual Public SpeakingCompetition (Semi-finals) M. Suckling Second overall inNatal and invited to co-host the National Finals R. Schoitz YoungHistorians Conference WinnerNational Conference. .M.Mulder (Std. 8) 13
1987ScholarshipAwards Standard7EntranceScholarships Shaun Laing Highbury Anthony Roberts Highbury David Saks King's School Standard6 MajorScholarship Jonathan Wiseman MinorScholarship Alan Lamplough Cordwalles Hillcrest ChapelNotes1987 Looking back at 1987 we thank God for our Chapel and its related activities. Weappreciate the opportunities we have here for worship,fellowship and Christian growth. Once again we have enjoyed welcoming visiting preachers and are grateful to them for being willing to come to Kearsney to lead us in worship. Among our guests have been Dr Stuart Duncan,the Rev Dr Neville Richardson, Mr Peter Frow,the Rev Stanley Mogoba, the Rev Mark Weimers, Prof Victor Bredenkamp, the Rev George Jones, Mr Mike Smallbones and the Rev GeoffHarrison. We record our thanks and appreciation to the Rev Rich ard Martin who was actively involved among us as the Rector of Hillcrest Parish. Many boys and Old Boys will remember with gratitude the ministry of Mr Martin at Kearsney, and join us in wishing him and his family every blessing in their new Parish in Aldershot, England. A number of our boys have been involved in special events during the year. Our leaders have attended regu larS.C.A. area meetings and an all day Seminar on Evangelism was hosted by Kearsney in the second term to which some twelve other schools were invited. The Seminar wasfollowed by a week longinternal Mission to the School during which boys ofthe S.C.A.in the school invited their peers to consider the challenge of Jesus Christ. Anothergroupofboysattended a Conference on the Needs of the Future at St Mary's DSG during the fourth term. A six month long Confirmation programme,including a weekend away for the Candidates,culminated in a mov ing Confirmation Service on 20 September 1987. The joint Methodist-Anglican service was conducted by the Bishop of Natal, the Rt Rev Michael Nuttall, and the Superintendentofthe Pinetown Circuit ofthe Methodist Church,the Rev Herbet Lee. The following boys were received and confirmed; Anglican R.G.Bridel R.Gafney A.M.Hall V.C.Harris D.D.Heath D.M.Hitchins J.A.Irvine P.Lawrence A.Mallett G.M.Maud R.R.B.Twort A.Wickham G.M.Witherspoon m ■ Back row:I. S. Meaker.G.Vanderplank,S.H.Garreau.M.K.Thomas,D.G.Hatty Middlerow:C.Fagelund-Gjersoc,J.E. Nel.R.M.Wood.M.Reed,G.S.James.A.J.Frank,C.W.Watson.M.J.Harel Frontrow:G.R.Rolfe,A.R.Tedder,G.V.Thompson.Mr E.G.W.Silcock,J.W.Storm,K.J.Everett,C.A.Hanbury-King 14
Methodist J.P.Aldworth K.Berg M.M.Brewer D.W.Butler D.P.Campion A.B.Champkins R.J.Collingwood A.G.Ewer R.P.Frank G.A.C.Garner G.M.Gieseler K.S.Higginson D.M.C.Leclezio l.D.Squires K.J. Wood T.A.Zunckel Once again the year was punctuated by a number of special services. AtEaster wecombined an Easter Carol Service with the Dedication of the new West Windows. This service was probably the highlight of our formal Chapel year and a full report with Order of Service ap pears elsewhere in this Chronicle. The Broadcast Ser vice in the third term was on the theme of"How to be Strong" and many messages of appreciation were re ceivedfrom allover South Africa.FoundersDay Service is better attended each year and was once again con ducted by a group of Old Boys with the Rev Victor Bredenkamp preaching. The Remembrance Day parade and service were badly affected by wet weather but once again a large congregation gathered to remember those who had died. Our guest preacher was the Rev Bill Bell of the Durban YMCA who spoke on the theme of"An gry Young Men".Once again the choir worked hard to produce a fine Carol Service which was presented on the last two Sunday evenings ofthe fourth term.Special ser vices were also conducted by a group ofleavers,and by a group of staff members. All this contributed to much variety in ourSunday Chapel programme. In addition toformal Chapel activities there are a host of informal and voluntary meetings taking place regularly in the life of the school. At these meetings there is op portunity for discussion and personal growth and the de velopmentofleadership. There is at Kearsney,at this time,a keen interest in spir itual matters. Weare gratefulfor thefreedom we haveto pursue this important aspect of personal development, and pray that God will lead us to a greater knowledge of His love and better obedience to His will in the year ahead. RevD.Buwalda Carol 1987 Order of Service Organ music: Offenoire sur deux noels A. Guiimant Prelude on two Christmas Carols J, Rooper Joyeux Noel! Camii van Hulse Der lag. der isl so freudenreich J.S.Bach Hymn:O come all ye faithful. Processional PRAYERS 1st Lesson; Carol: 2nd l.esson: Hymn: 3rd Lesson; Hymn: 4ih Lesson; Hymn: 5th lesson; Man's disobedience and salvation. Reader: A junior chorister. Deo Graiias Norman Fulton. God's promise to Abraham. Reader; A junior boy. Come Thou long expected Jesus. God's promise is fulfilled, and the foretelling of the Messiah to come. Reader; A senior chorister. On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry. The glory of Bethlehem foretold. Reader: A senior boy. Bethlehem of noblest cities. The visitation of the Angel Gabriel. Reader; The Head Prefect. As Joseph was a-walking (Arr.J.M.H.) 6th Lesson; The birth of Chnst. Reader; A member of staff. ^^rol: "Myn Lyking" Richard Terry Offertory Hymn:God rest you merry,gentlemen. 7th Lesson: The shepherds go to the manger. Reader; The Deputy Headmaster. Hymn; While shepherds watched their flocks. Garol: The Echo'Carol,fGerman) 8th Lesson: 1he wise men visit Jesus. Reader: The Headmaster. Hymn: As with gladness men of old. Carol; The three eastern monarchs (Bavarian) 9th Lesson; St. John unfolds the mystery ofthe incarnation. Reader; The College Chaplain. Carol: Ringforthjoyous hells J.M. Harper PRAYERS Recessional Hymn:Unto us a boy is born. Organ music; In dulcijubilo J.S.Bach 15
TheNew WestWindows—Dedicated22March1987 When the Kearsney College Chapel was built it was en visaged that it would one day have stained glass win dows. So on 24 June 1982,twelve years after the laying of the foundation stone, the East windows were dedi cated by the Rev J. Wesley Hunt. The difference they made to the Chapel was immediately noticeable and they have come to be treasured as both pleasing to the eye and ofdeep spiritual significance. Some years later a fund was started to provide windows for the West end of the Chapel. The fund grew very slowly at first, but leapt ahead when in 1985 a Flower Festival on the theme ofthe Crafts of the Bible was held in the Chapel. It was an occasion of unique beauty and spritual blessing. At the same time the first oftwo Graft ers Markets was held. These events greatly swelled the Window Fund,and while we recognise our gratitude to all those involved in the planning and execution ofthese projects, special mention should be made of Charmian Silcock. In a sense she was the inspiration behind the project, taking up the vision and encouraging others to work towardsits realisation. During this period of fund-raising the Quarterly Meet ing was researching the design and creation of the new windows.Ideas were soughtfrom boys in the school and their suggestions were displayed in the library. Even tually, with the blessing of the Board of Governors,the concept of God and the Creation was settled on. A local artist, Mr Guido van Besouw, was engaged to design, make and install the windows.The final design being ap proved, he began his work in August 1986 and com pleted the installation in January 1987.The windows are a gift to the College from, in the main, the parents of 1985 and 1986, and it is to be hoped that present and future generations of worshippers will through the beauty ofthese windows be led to a greater awarenessof God. Ata special dedication service on 22March 1987the new West Windows were dedicated to the glory of God.Les sons were read by Dr Graeme Shuker,Chairman ofthe Board of Governors, and by Mrs Jill van der Schyff, a parent. The windows were presented to the College by another parent,Mrs Evelyn Jewitt,and accepted on be half of the College by the Headmaster, Mr Colin Sil cock.The windows were dedicated by the College Chap lain, the Rev David Buwalda, who alsopreached the sermon on the theme ofGod and Creation,or the Chris tian's view of the Universe, based on 2 Corinthians 13:14. The choir, under the direction of John Harper, contributed three anthemsto what wasa memorableser vice ofpraise and celebration. Rev D.Buwalda andthe OldMusicRoom—soonto disappear im mt m m d m IS an ^82 m % a: l«3 „ 1* " ■ ** ■ V. ,'- •' 2. 1 m 16
FinningleyFlouseReport —1987 Another successful year in sporting, cultural and aca demic fields has rolled past. Amazing that the time has goneso quickly. Outstanding performances from many talented sports men highlight our successes in sport. Mitchell Reed,se lected for Natal Schools Rugby, unlucky not bebe se lected for SA Schoolsfollowed this up by being selected for the Natal B Waterpolo team and appointed the cap tain. Jeremy Williams was selected to the Natal Mynahs Hockey XI and Warren Hunter for the Natal U19 B Squash team. Well done chaps!There was also an abun dance of captains. J. Williams — Hockey;R.Tedder— Water-polo;W.Hunter—Squash. Led by example and enthusiasm ourswimmers really ex celled,losing the gala toPembroke by 1 point.A definite highlightofthe year wasin winning the StandardsCup at the Inter-House athletics. The House realltyried and although we came third, the participation and enthu siasm ofthe House was great. We congratulate Mitchell Reed(Rugby)and Murray Thomas(Swimming)on be ing awarded Honours. With colours going to Charl van Loggerenberg (Swimming), Bruce Rencken (Tennis) and Warren Hunter(Squash). The House really took the cultural field by storm (no pun intended) this year. Public speaking, debating and acting received a tremendous boost, and in this respect the boys from Finningley brought a great deal of credit to the school. The following members of our House are congratulated for the excellent results they achieved in The Shell Speech Contest(Scholtz); Alan Paton Literary Contest (van Loggerenberg); E.G. Jansen Redenaarsbekerwedstryd (Scholtz and van Loggerenberg) and The Young Historians Conference(van Loggerenberg); M. Mulderrendered a brilliant performance to win 1st place in South Africa in The Young Historians. Vonkelwyn this year's special play was also dominated by Finningley. Scholtz and van Loggerenberg (again sic.) played the leading roles with Mulder a minor lead. A number of5th Formerstook part in the play. D'Avice played an elegantcity girl and received manyinvitations! Murray,Wayt,Rockey,HatchuelJ. Duffy,Mazwai also ventured onto a stage for the first time, and acquitted themselves well. D. Phillips commended for superb backstage manager. In a completely different field ofactivity we congratulate Murray Thomason being awarded his Springbok Scout. Murray will be attending the world Scout Jamboree in Australia during December/January:Happyscouting! Another highlight was, in spite of fierce competition from archrivals Pembroke the winning of the InterHouse Cadet Drill Competition.This really gave Mr van Loga lot ofpleasure. Academics and the attitude to studying isimproving. Generally the chaps in the House seem to be more interested in school work. Warren Taylor and Chris Watson were awarded their honours and Anton Apps, Adrian Lucas and Jem Williams their colours. Well done! f Finningley House 5th and 4th Formers are academicexcellence and JakubowiczTrophy Certificates ofMerit; Coloursand Certificates ofMerit Colours AcademicHonours also carrying on the search for we congratulate thefollowing: — M.Brown D.A.H.Cunningham 4C 4A 5A 5A 1st M.Mulder T.C.M.Browse P.B.Pearse R.J.Scholtz S.A.Rutherford C.J. van Loggeren berg Finningley House ParkesTrophy Being a prefect is not an easy task especially when you have to reprimand your fellow 6th Formers. Thanks to the support ofour 6th Form we have been able to main tain a high standard of discipline (mostly self-) and re spect in the House. In spite of lengthy periods of being "under-staffed" due to Tedders illness and Harel's inju ries we managed to hold the fort. Our sincere thanks to the Van Logs'. Mr van Log for his continuoussupportand advice in the daily running ofthe House and to Mrs van Log for her support in House ac tivities, her "goodies" from the kitchen and her neverending efforts toimprove the quality oflife in the House. What would we do without Mrs Rautenbach? She sup ports the House in many activities and is always willing to give of her time to the boys in the House.She will be remembered for her kindness and generosity by those leaving at the end ofthe year. The assistant masters in the House, Messrs Shuter, Smith and Goldhawk,a big thank you, your support is alwaysappreciated. Mr Shuter will be leaving at the end of the year to go to Swaziland and we wish him everything ofthe best. We would like to wish the prefects of 1988 the best of luck. May you continue to uphold the spirit and ethos of this greatIJouse. R.A.Tedder D.G.Hatty C.W.Watson 17
Gillingham House Report—1987 The year seems to be ending off very much as it started, misty, cold and miserable. For Gillingham, however,a lot has happened between the first and last House as sembliesofthe year. Gillingham gentlemen showed their paces in a number of different activities ranging from sporting and recre ational to culturaland academic.There were a fair sprin kling in most sporting teams including the first Cricket, Rugby,Hockey,Squash and Volleyball teams. Several even made school provincial teams: Michael Kalliambestsos, Ian Murphy, and Cameron Murray in volley ball; Marco Conte in Hockey; Andrew Williams for Yachting; Malcolm Giles, Chris Eyssell and Graham Hulett in Gymnastics; Andrew Broom as captain of the Natal Schools U16 Squash team and Nkululeku Skweyiya as captain of Natal Schools Athletics. We congratulate them all on theirfine performances. The whole House became actively involved in various sports and activities and it was good to see the enthusias tic support given to any House team.I'm sure it was this encouragement that helped us to win the Inter-House Hockey,Squash and Volleyball and to come second in the Athletics and Rugby. N. Skweyiya (open), P. Townshend (U16) and R. Holgate (U14) all received trophies on Sports Day as hest athletes in their respec tive age groups. K.Pearse was also a trophy winner for hisfine performancesin the U16age group. What can be said about our Swimming? In the InterHouse gala we managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by coming last by a comfortable margin! A Herculean effort by the Gillingham swimmers of the future maysee this trend reversed.Goto it! However,a House does not exist only on itssporting and academic results; it is also home to the boys for a large portion ofevery year. With this in mind a numberofren ovations were made during the July holidays. Boys re turned for the third term to find new beds(bliss!), parti tioned dormitories and wall-to-wall carpeting(no more frozen feet) as well as new clothes lockers. Naturally there were a few teething troubles (the floods did not help!) but these were fairly minor and the general con sensus ofopinion is that there has been a great improve ment to the style and living conditions of the boys. Our thanksgo to all concerned. Very much a feature of the academicscene has been the achievements of Ken Wiseman. He walked off with nearly all the subject prizes on Speech Day and was also Dux of the School. Seeing that he is writing NINE sub jects in the Matric examinations,we wish him all the luck he so richly deserves. Congratulations to both Graeme Thompson, Head Boy, and Ken Wiseman on earning AcademicHonours. Very much afeature ofGillingham House life for the last nine-and-a-half years has been the presence of our Housemaster Mr R. Townshend, his wife and family. The Gillingham oftoday has been greatly influenced by his informal, cheerful and active involvement in the House. Mrs Townshend has always offered vociferous support to the men in red on the sports fields as well as -4 ■'S GillinghamHouse mothering, counsel and rusks when appropriate. On be half of a long line of Old Boys who have passed through their caring hands, we would like to thank them for sev eral happy years inGillingham. We hope that they enjoy amore relaxedlife out of the fast andnoisy lane. Finally I would like to thank Messrs Decker, Sudding and Woodhouse, our matron Mrs Streak and my fellow prefects Andrew Frank, Carl Gjersoe, Iain Meaker for the smooth running of the House. To Mr F. Cocks, the prefects andboys of Gillinghamin 1988, "Good luck", C.Hanbury-KingandK. Wiseman From theHousemaster Iwould like to add a short postscript onbehalf of my wife andmyself. It has been a great pleasure and privilege for us to get to know so many boys and their parents so well over the years we have been in Gilling ham. Great friendships have been forged and sorrows shared in this extended family of which we have been apart. PipandNan Townshend PembrokeHouse Report—1987 As it has so often done in the past Pembroke House has dominated all sporting and academic fields throughout 1987. The year has been an exceptionally good one, a fitting compliment to Mr Diedricks, as it is his last year as Housemaster of Pembroke. Imust compliment the Pembroke 6thFormfor giving their best for the House at all times. Because of this, the spirit that has grown in Pembroke is quite remarkable, and has played a large role in our success this year. Pembroke, under the able guide of S. Garreaumanaged to win the Inter-House Swimming Gala in a nail-biting finish, where we ended up beatingFinningley by just one point! S. Garreau was awardedSwimmingcolours. A large number of Pembroke guys have represented the House on the Cricket field this year. J. Nel has done ex ceptionally well as 1st team captain, as well as having been selected for Natal Schools last year. He was awarded Cricket honours and we wish him the best of luck for the selection this year. On the Rugby field it was quite remarkable to note how many of the players came from Pembroke. We com pletely dominated the Inter-House Rugby this year. Pembroke had at least 10 regular players in the 1st team. 18