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A Tribute to MrJan Storm Two years ago,as sad as it might be,I announced that Mr Jan Storm, our Deputy Headmaster, would be retiring at the end of 1989,after 43 years of service to Kearsney College. No words can adequately pay tribute to the service which Mr Storm has rendered to this school. However, we cannot neglect our duty to pay tribute regardless ofhow inadequate it might be,to afineschoolmaster,a wonderfulcolleagueand moulder of young men. How well I personally remember,nearly43 yearsago,a very youngStellenbosch graduate arriving at Kearsney College. He had completed his Bachelor's degree in Geography and Afrikaans and his H.O.D.and was a mere 20 years of age. One of the prefects, on first meeting him in the Finningley passage and thinking him to be a new boy,asked what he was doing in his "civvies" instead ofbeing dressed in his No.l's.I don't think I am wrong in saying that he had far more in common with us senior boys than he did with many members ofthe staff at Kearsney.I would also venture to suggest that at that time, he could never have visualised still being at Kearsney College43 years later. However,in spite of the trials and hazards ofschoolmastering he has to this day retained the looks and spirit of his youth. During these 43 years he has had a very distinguished career, as a Geography teacher and head of the department of Afrikaans. He has been a chief and senior examiner in both these subjects. In the field of sport,he has distinguished himselfin swimming where he was,for many years,theswimmingcoach and has,I believe,for the last twenty years been the president of the S.A.SchoolsSwimming Association which body he has not only represented with distinction in this country, but also abroad. I have often said that,because ofits very nature,oneof the great dangers ofschool mastering is that offalling into the trap of becoming a man amongst boys but a boy amongst men.This has never happened to Jannie, He has always walked tall amongst men and this has been due to his broad vision, his sense offair play and values and his acceptance ofpeople and thingsfor who and what they are. However,if I could pick out two outstanding charac teristics ofMrStorm,and he has many,the first would be his loyalty. His loyalty to his faith,to his family,to his peers,to the boys and to the school,and secondly, his integrity in relation to all ofthem.I would also say that there are very few men I know who could be so greatly loved and so respected by so many people. It is, therefore, with very sad hearts that we will bid farewell to this quite extraordinary and wonderful man at the end ofthis year.Surely noschool hasever been so indebted to a man such as this,not only for the length, but also the quality of his service. However,there can never beafinalfarewell to Jannie because his contribu tion and his memories will live and be indelibly interwoven in the fabric and tradition of Kearsney College should it live for a thousand years. I also could not allow this occasion to pass without paying tribute to his wife, his life's partner, his companion and his friend. Bertha. Jannie,I am sure, would agree that his success at Kearsney College and the many achievements of his own expectations in life must,to a great extent,be due to the support and love of Bertha. Bertha,in her own right,has a reputation of being a very fine teacher and has, on a number of occasions,taught at Kearsney College and particularly, in latter years,she has been ofextraordinary assistance in filling in during periods when teaching staff have been away on long leave or for other reasons when we have been without a member ofstaff in the Afrikaans Department.She has also completely involved herself in the community life at Kearsney College and I think, in particular,ofthe effort she has put in to the gardens at Kearsney,the flowers in the Chapel,at ourfetes and Country Fairs and helping out on many occasions when we required help,or when there has been a crisis in the school. We bid them both farewell and wish them a long and happy retirement which they so richly deserve. Dr G.W.Shuker Chairman, Kearsney College Board ofGovernors 29 November 1989

S^fiPE ii M BOARD OF GOVERNORS Back row: M.T. Mealin, N. Gerber,J.H. Charter, Rev, J. Borman. Middle row: T.A. Polkinghorne, Dr B. Ravno, E.S.C. Garner, B.C. Smith, Prof, the Rev. Dr V.J. Bredenkamp, A.R. Ewing. Front row: Rev. C. Wilkins, N. Polkinghorne, Dr G.W. Shuker, D.D. Morgan,K.C.Comins. Kearsney College Trustees Presiding Bishop of the Conference of the Methodist Church of South Africa: Rev M.S. Mogoba Professor the Rev Dr V.J. Bredenkamp Mr K.C. Comins Mrs S. Hotz Mr D.D. Morgan Mr I.E. Morgan Mr T.A. Polkinghorne Dr G.W.Shuker Honorary Life Trustees Mr W.H. Hulett Mr A.B. Theunissen Rev C. Wilkins Secretary of the Trustees: Mr N. Gerber Kearsney Board of Governors *Dr G.W.Shuker: Chairman *Mr N.Polkinghorne: Vice-Chairman Prof the Rev Dr V.J. Bredenkamp Mr J.H. Charter Mr K.C. Comins Mr A.R. Ewing *Mr E.S.C. Garner *Mr N.Gerber Mr M.Mealin *Mr D.D. Morgan *Mr T.A. Polkinghorne Dr A.B. Ravno *Rev C. Wilkins Old Boys' Representatives Mr B.C. Smith *Mr N.Polkinghorne Ex Officio Members The Presiding Bishop ofConference:Rev M.S.Mogoba Bishop, Natal Coastal District: Rev Dr J. Borman Representative Natal Coastal District:MrC.Woolacott Kearsney College Headmaster *Mr E.C.W. Silcock Secretary Mr N. Gerber ♦Executive Committee 2

From the Headmaster*s Desk 9 V Mr E.C.W.Silcock What a year this has been! 50 Years on the Hill; Mr Storm's retirement; great swimming and water-polo results; day boy facility completed;successes in public speaking;an excellent dramatic production;records in athletics; gymnasts representing Natal;the prospect of good matric results; and so on and so on. This is not a boringjob and teaching is full ofinterest, excitementand rewards,yet I am sad thatsofew ofour Kearsney boys decide to become teachers. Those who do choose this as a career become excellent school mastersin thefull sense ofthe word,butthere are many others who would dojust as well. Teachers may never become millionaires, but they have a great life, full of variety. Career choice should have some market-related com ponent and Iam disturbed by the number ofboys who are going intocommerce,with the obviousexpectation ofbecoming managers.Ifthere are no skilled workers, who are they going to manage? The openings in the engineering and manufacturing fields are numerous and I encourage boys to go towards this type ofcareer. Butthe training in these spheres seemsto be harderand many boys are notprepared to use their talentsin them, which is a great pity. With entrance to university and technikon becoming more and more difficult it would appear that boys' personal motivation and their dedication to academic study are going to become ofeven greater importance than in the past. We must all take serious note of this fact. E.C.W.SILCOCK li rf IP M . iV '«i tfr t: New day boy facility 3

Kearsney College Staff1989 Mr E.C.W. Silcock Mr J.W. Storm Mr R.D. Blarney Mr J.L. Hall Rev D.J. Buwalda Mr D. Armour Mr A.Bromley-Gans Mrs E.P. Buwalda Mr R. Candotti Mr F.P.D. Cocks Mr J.J. Cummins Mr L.P. Daniels Mr J.J. de Beer Mr K.Decker Mr Villiers Mr C. Diedericks Mr K.Garrett Mr D.Graves Mr M.Griffiths Mrs S. Griffiths Mr J.M. Harper Mrs E Harper Mr L. Kassier Mr P.G. King Mr D.Knox Mr R.W. Lamplough Mr J. McMichael Mr R.J. Nott Mr P.A.T. Ratcliffe Mr G.E.M.Shone Mr D.B.Skinner Mr K.Smith Mr D.Sudding Mr M.A.Thiselton Mr A.R.C.Townshend Mrs C.V. Tullidge Mr C.J. van Loggerenberg Mrs V.A. Wallace Mr A. Williams Mr T.J. Williams Mr D.Wortmann Mr D.B. Pithey Mr G.S. Borresen Mrs A.B. Potter Mrs M.W.Alborough Mrs D.Paul Mrs D.Pithey Mr B. Potter Sister A.Ashburner Sister E. Beaton Mrs M.Stanley Mrs J. Lyte-Mason Mrs I. Rautenbach Mrs U.R.Streak Mrs J. Lamplough Mrs N.Townshend BSc(SA)UED(Natal) BA,STD(Stel) BA,STD(Stel) MA,BEd(Natal) Hons BA(SS)(SA),STM(Yale) BSc,BEd,U.E.D. NATD NTSD(NTC)BA BA Hons,HED BA(Rhodes),BEd(Unisa)U.E.D. Inter IMTA NTSD BA,BEd,NTSD(Natal) BEd(Maths),T Cert BSc Hons(Pmb),HDE(Rhodes) PTC,DC(SA),DIP AN HUSB HDE(Sec Ed) BA,BEd,HED BSc,HED(Rhodes) BA Hons(Natal),UED(Edin) FRCO(CHM),LTCL,ARCM,TD BA,UED,BEd BA,UED(Rhodes) TECH Supervisor,Shipwright Hons BA(SA),UED(Natal) BA Hons,H.D.E. BA,HDE BEd(Maths)T Dip BA,UED(Natal) BA,HDE BA,HDE(Rhodes) BA(Unisa) Hons BSc(SA),UED(Natal) BA(Rhodes) NTDA (4),NHD(Fine Art) BA(Stel)SOD BA,HDE HDE(Sec Ed) HDE(Wits) NTSD BA Hons(Oxon),STC DIP M.(GSM) Reg. Nurse/Midwifery/Community Health Reg. Nurse/Midwifery Headmaster Deputy/Headmaster i/c Afrikaans i/c Geography i/c History i/c Counselling i/c Art Part-time Housemaster Gillingham i/c Computer Studies i/c Biology i/c Mathematics i/c French Director of Music i/c Resources Centre Part-time Housemaster Pembroke Housemaster Haley i/c Zulu i/c Physical Education i/c Physical Science Housemaster Finningley i/c English Liaison Officer Bursar Headmaster's Secretary Estate Manager Matron Pembroke Matron Haley Matron Finningley Matron Gillingham Stud Shop Kit shop

pilp H f f t* tP' ■ i-^ \d ^1 IMii^ A. Aw Sji Back row: K. Garrett, K. Decker,M.Griffiths, R.Candotti, R. Nott,T. Williams,P.G. King. Third row: D.Graves,J.McMichael,D.Armour,D.Skinner,P.A.T.Ratcliffe,J.J.Cummins,MrsS.Griffiths,D.Sudding, Villiers,A.Williams, A. Bromley-Gans. Second row: D.Wortmann,Mrs I. Harper,D.B. Pithey, L.P. Daniels, C.J. van Loggerenberg,R.W.Lamplough,F.P.D. Cocks,Mrs E.P. Buwalda Mrs C.V. Tullidge, Mrs V. Wallace. Seated: C. Diedericks, J.J. de Beer, J.L. Hall,J.W.Storm,R.D. Blamey,Rev. D.J. Buwalda,M.A.Thiselton, A.R.C.Townshend. StaffNotes At the end of the second term we said farewell to a number ofstaff. John Harper has retired after 29 years at the College but stayed on as the school organist. Ron Blackbeard left us after 17 years as the Catering Manager. However, he and his charming wife Dulcie are living locally so we do see them from time to time. John and Nolene Woodhouse have gone to Perth for a spell andfrom all accountshave settled in very well.John even refers to 'his team'that recently won the Ashes! Apparently there isn't much of a market for Zulu except that the Aussies wouldn't know the difference anyway! Mark and Helen Briston are firmly ensconced at Highbury where Mark is the 3rd master. He has been looking after cadets at Kearsney when the weather has permitted him to do so. David Goldhawk is back in the area — he is with Tim Allen at Hillcrest High. DetleffWortmann is leaving Kearsney after six yearsas the Botha's Hill mist has been very unkind to his young son.He will be taking up a post at St Charles.Through him Kearsney has become synopomous with "Skele ton"and"Fun"maths.We wi'§h you all the very best. Chris Diedericks, Rob Blamey, Pip Townshend and Kevin Smith have all taken long leave this year. Kevin owesthe rest ofthe staffafew hours which will take him about five years to pay back. a Detleff Wortmann receiving his farewell gift. We welcome Derek and Leslie Skinner, Ronnie and Tim Wallace, Tel and Wendy Williams and Richard and Helen Nott who have joined us this year. New arrivals —Samantha Oriel to Rod and Debbie de Villiers and a brand new son Gareth to Tel and Wendy Williams. A very sad feature of the year is the retirement ofJan Storm after 43 years on the staff. Many tributes have been paid by a number of sections of the Kearsney communityand recently Justin Hallasked a thirdform for their impressions of the retiring Deputy Head master.A common theme ran through them all —and

* m Jan Storm says farewell. m Wtm % 5^1 * there was no cribbing! Some of these are —"He is a very interesting and funny person who can make any lesson enjoyable. I think Mr Storm has a wonderful personality who can change a dreary day into a lively day." "I respect Mr Storm because of his good humour,his way of mixing with the boys in the class and acting towards us,not as a strict teacher, but as a friend." "He is down to earth and veryfrank and open and gives his opinion on life and his enjoyment of life to us." "Mr Storm is a man not lacking energy. He has an incredible zest for life,a good sense ofhumour.He got on with everybody as he has a knowledge about youthfulsubjects.Thething that makes him afavourite among many schoolboys is his way ofcommunicating. Heseems to understand boys better than anyone as he is a soft yet strict man." "Ithink he is veryfond ofteaching because he is always smiling with a sparkle in his eyes." They say it all. We wish you and Bertha a very long and happy retirement — we will miss you both. Totsiens! Rob Blarney presents Jan Storm with a farewell gift from the School. m m m m... m i m p m III % m m m r * p: a I Ia >4# . m m ^1. Quilt presented to Jan & Bertha Storm by the Staff wives.

Natal Senior Certificate Examination 1989 Natal Senior Certificate with Matriculation Exemption Wrote for Matriculation Exemption but only gained a Certificate Wrote for Certificate and gained it Eailures Pending 64 15 19 6 1 105 A Aggregate — 3 : A.C. Bull,M.Mulder,K.L. Wortmann B Aggregate — 14 : C.C. Akerman, J.J. Apsey, E.J. Archer, R.A. Cardo, AJ. Cranfield, A.G. Ewer, C.E. Higham, D.M. Hitchins, D.M.C. Leclezio, P.S. Luiz, G.M.Maud,H.A. Meintjes, B.M.Pearse, L.M. Russell. C Aggregate — 24 : R.J. A'Bear, J.A. Beckerling, M.M. Brewer, D.A.H. Cunningham, Villiers, A.J. Gevers,M.J.Gunning,A.M.Hall,T.S. Kim,A.J. Mallett, A.G. Maunder, A.M. Mazwai, M.J. Melrose, C.G. Preller, D.L. Roberts, D-C. Schneider, E.R. Schwegler, A.E. Singh, D.A.C. Taylor, J.A. Thom, A.Treutens, W.B.Tullidge, R.E. Wilkinson,G.M. Witherspoon. Subject Distinctions(A)— 26 4 — A.C. Bull English, Maths,Geography,History M.Mulder English, Maths,Geography,History K.L. Wortmann English, Maths,Biology,Physical Science 2 — C.E. Higham Maths,Add Maths H.A. Meintjes English, Afrikaans 1 — C.C. Akerman Maths R.A.Cardo Maths(SG) R.J. Collingwood Maths(SG) T.S. Kim Maths P.S. Luiz Physical Science R.S. Mhlongo Zulu T.G. Nairn History(SG) B.M.Pearse Maths L.M. Russell Maths D.A.C.Taylor Afrikaans

Schools Address by Guest of Honour — Mr Michael Cassidy, Team Leader,Africa Enterprises September 8th,1989 THECHALLENGESAND CHOICESOFCHANGE It is probably true tosay that we have never had such an hourin the history ofSouth Africa asthis oneand never hasa generation ofSouth African young people had to step into a context ofgreater difficulty,greater danger, greaterchallenge orgreaterchange.It isfor this context that you boys, with the help of parents and staff, are seekingto prepare yourselves.And bearingin mind that 58% of the South African population is under 17, it is obviously a matter of critical importance how young people prepare and are prepared for what lies ahead. Now because the capacity to choose is so much part of the process of preparation for a new day in South Africa,I therefore wantto speak on the"challengeand choices ofchange." First of all I see the challenges in five areas — 1) The political challenge. 2) The economic challenge. 3) The educational challenge. 4) The marital and domestic challenge. 5) The moral challenge. I. THE CHALLENGESIN THIS TIME OF CHANGE 1. The Political Challenge The problem here is that everything is changing and all the familiar South African landmarks are going and no one knows quite what is going to happen or what they should do.And recognising that the situation is not only dangerous but unpredictable,many find our presentcontext very emotionally unsettling. Butthesituation is also very fluid.This meansthe future is open and can be affected by choices which all South Africans must make now and in the next few years. In this there are several things to grasp. Firstly that apartheid as a political philosophy and ideology is morally bankrupt and politically finished.Secondly weare living in a revolutionary context, by which I mean a context in which the predominant preoccupation ofthe majority ofthe people is a total reconstruction ofthe social order. The challenge before all of us is whether we will makechoices in time to ensure thatthe revolution is orderly, peaceful and healing, or violent, vicious, shattering and cataclysmic. John Kennedy's wordsare relevantfor all ofus:"Those who make non-violent revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable." It is essential that all South Africans grasp this so that we actually understand midst the marches, beach protests,school boycotts,work stoppages, hospital sit-ins and so on,what actually is being said and signalled to whites generally and the governmentalauthorities particularly.Weare not dealing here Just with a bunch of social upstarts and trouble-makers who enjoy teargas and dog bites. Rather we have in this phenomenon some four-fifths of the population saying "Enough is enough,we are finished with thissystem and with white domination and you whites must hear us before it is too late." This is the reality of South Africa today. We need to hear it and face it — remembering particularly that in the year2020,in other words,in 30 years time,when you boys are aged between 43 and 48,South Africa will have 100 million people in it,9million ofwhom will be white.Theidea ofa minority sitting on top ofthat majority is clearly preposterous and we need to make the necessary adjustments to it. In fact, the challenge before us all, especially before you boys,is how to maketheSouth African revolution peaceful and how to ensure that it ushers in something better than apartheid and not something worse. What we want is a non-racial, democraticSouth Africa and the challenge before all of us is how to achieve it. The Economic Challenge Everyone knows that our economy is in deep trouble. The basket of groceries which cost you R35in 1960now costs you R450today.Some550 overseas companies have disinvested from South Africa with the resulting loss ofsome R20 billion to the South African economy in the process. Now I am not suggesting that you Kearsney boys will be able to go out and fix this overnight. But I have to say to you that turning your backsforever and a day on apartheid and all its works would be a good start. This is especially evident when you think that in South Africa we have one civil servant for every 27 citizens while in the United Kingdom it is one for every 94 000 citizens. And of course it is apartheid in all its works which occupy most of those civil servants. Also some 12% of all South African expenditure goeson apartheid structures. Professor Michael Savage of the University of Cape Town says that the cost ofapartheid to the South African economy in one recent year in cluding lost expansion opportunities was R78 billion. Prof. Savage also said that "The Gross National Product per capita would be50% higher if apartheid did not exist." In other words, the whole current set up is economic madness. In addition to that it goes withoutsaying that until thesystem is abandoned, blacks will continue to strike, boycott,stay away etc. etc. all of which aggravates the whole economic situation even further. The Educational Challenge Isaid that58%oftheSouth African population is under 17. Therefore education is a major chal lenge in our nation along with a compelling need for good teachers and good schools. This is a major priority. Yet again, we are letting ideology torpedo what needs to be done.In one recent year there was a declared shortage of 193 575 places in African

schools under the Department of Education and Training and yet there were 153 657empty places in white schools. At the same time there was a teacher shortage in black schools of 100 000 but an oversupply of white teachers,some of whom had to be retrenched. A white Teachers Training College in Pietermaritzburg was closed a couple of years ago, and yet at Indumiso, a black Teachers Training College in Edendale, just a couple ofkilometres away,there are some 12 000 applicants for 450 to 500 places. Likewise the black Teachers Training College in Durban can't cope with all its applicants, but the Edgewood Teachers Training College for whites could take 800 or so more students. The whole thing is insane,and even more so when one realises that Just the simple act of integrating these colleges would be a majorstep in the right direction.Even more crazy is the fact that while there is a desperate need forschool buildingsfor blacks,we have a situation where in the last 10 years 203 white schools have been closed and in March this year 119 white school buildings were being used for purposes other than education or else not being used at all. No wonder blacks are totally incensed by all ofthis. And black education is in such a state of upheaval that if there is a 70% attendance on any given day it is regarded and reported as "normal". All this hasprompted MrJohn KaneBerman,the Director of the South African Institute of Race Relations, to tell a recent Transvaal Teachers' Conference:"We have at the moment a situation which is both wasteful and selfish in that under utilised or unused white facilities are closed down or handed over to other white departments rather than made available to the black education system which is desperately short of facilities." In the light of this we salute Kearsney and other private schools for giving a lead in multiracial education. You young people are being prepared fora new South Africa and you need to appreciate this. Beyond that we have to callon our authorities who I think said midst all the election fol-de-rol that they are interested in a new day in South Africa,to begin the process ofopening all govern ment schools and Teachers Training Colleges to multiracial education and training. Such an act was never more necessary than now. The Domestic and Marital Challenge 1 include this one here because I believe in South Africa that the domestic and marital challenge and the need for stable homes and marriages is a greater challenge even than the political. The reason is that a society cancome right ifits homes and marriages are strong, but even political solutions in a country are fruitless if the home,as the basic foundation of society, collapses, as is happening in South Africa with oneofthe highest divorce rates in the world — ie. approximately 1 in 3for the whole of South Africa and approxi mately 1 in 2 in the Reef. No wonder many young people become cynical about marriage.In fact there is an incredible need for parentson their side to work out their marital II 1. problems and stay together and for young people on theirs to movetowards marriage with wisdom, purity, restraint, seriousness and the guidance of God.Indeed,ifyoung people are to move respon sibly to the right kind of marriages, they need parental guidance coming out ofgood and warm friendships between them and their parents. If there are gaps, distance, rebellion, alienation, relational breakdown and a chronic generation gap, this becomes lethal. Notonly lethal buttraumatic.In my work,1 meet many young people either traumatised by their parents'marriage situation or else traumatised by the consequencesoftheirown immoral behaviour which will certainly jeopardise their own future marriages. 1 accordingly feel a great pressure upon my spirit to appeal to all young people and their parents to stay close to each other as families, be friends together, to be wise in plan ningfor the future and to be God-centred in their homes now,so that the next generation ofhomes and marriages will be happy,stable and secure. This raises the next challenge which we all face, and especially young people. And that is — The Moral Challenge Ourage is an age ofmoralconfusion,especially in business ethics,social ethics and sex ethics.In one big public meeting in Australia a high schooler accused her teachers,elders and parents ofliving in a moral vacuum and giving no clear guidelines to youth.Herconcern wastwofold,firstly thatthe older generation had no firm positions morally and secondly no authoritative external authority for morality and ethics.She was also very worried about coping with peer pressure in the area of morals. This produced trauma, confusion and lostness. She couldn't sort out the multiple voices telling her different things. The fact is that neither the moral confusion of society nor the peer pressure of youth can be a guide in facing the challenges of our future in South Africa. The need is for some sort of absolute moral framework and value system to contol our personal, marital,social,and political thinking and behaviour. 1 believe there is such a framework and it is a Christian one,founded in Christ. And Kearsney College,as a Christian school, well understands this and agrees. This being so,it is not surprising as we think of— THE CHOICES WE MUST MAKE IN THIS TIME OF CHANGE that I head the list saying: We must choose to think Christianly (or to have a Christian mind) John StottofLondon hassaid"A Christian mind is a mind which is thoroughly informed with Biblical truth so that it can think with Christian integrity about the problemsofthe contemporary world."

4. 5. 6. Harry Blamires who wrote aseminal book in 1963 called The Christian Mindsaid it was not the mind ofa schizoid Christian who hops in and outofhis Christian mentality as the topic of conversation changesfrom the Bible to the daily newspaper but rather a mind which thinks about the mostsecular topics Christianly. If that could happen it would end the scandal of the most nominally Christian country in the world having the most objectionable racism in the world. We must choose to listen intently — Not only to the voices of conscience, Scripture, the Spirit ofGod and history,butto the cry ofthe massesofSouth Africa as they protest,march and boycott that we don'tjust hear the swish of water cannons or barking police dogs, but the resolute and marching footsteps of a new order coming over the horizon. We must choose to understand clearly Someone said "The world is divided into three types — those who watch things happen, those who make things happen and those who wonder what on earth is happening!" By reading,study ing history and by cross-cultural contact and dialogue we must movefrom being among those who wonder what on earth is happening to those who understand clearly what is happening and to get in the act and make other things happen in a way which spells solution rather than ongoing problem. That means amongst other things that — We choose to behave non-racially We must be non-racial in oureducational system, our political system, our social system, our residential system,and our church system.In fact the most shocking thing of all is when racial behaviour enters the church. I recently met a young African woman who was turned away from a city centre church of one of the mainline denominations in Pietermaritzburg. We must be done with such things forever. We must choose to act courageously To moveas I have urged and face the future in this way will take courage because it will not be easy. But I don't believe young people like you are short on courage. May you be able to manifest it in these years ahead. We must choose to contribute positively Some of you may be tempted to leave South Africa because it is difficult and demanding.That may be so.But nowhere else will you find such an exciting and demanding challenge. In Chinese scripting, the word "crisis" is made up of two Chinese characters which literally mean "a dangerous opportunity". That is what we have now in this land:a dangerous opportunity which will pull forth all your idealism, energy, brains, courage,faith and endurance.If we can survive it and make it, we will all be better people for it. Indeed my own view is that it is better to be a 7. player on stage here in one of the mightiest dramas of human history than a spectator in the New Zealand or Australian grandstand, just watching from afar. In 1986 midst the traumas and riots and political upheavals of the Eastern Cape, I asked a black pastor how he was. "Positive", he replied, and taught me a good lesson thereby. We must choose to adjust sacrificially No longer will 87% ofthe land in South Africa be able to remain in the hands of 14% ofthe people. Massive land reform will be necessary. No longer will88%ofthe real wealth ofthis country beable to nestle in the hands of5% ofthe people.No longer will the bulk ofthe economy be controlled by 8 to 10corporate giants.Some reworkingofall this will be necessary and whites especially will have to makesome major sacrifices. But it is notso awful or tragic,especially when weremember the words ofa wise man ofold who said:"Nothing real was ever gained without sacrifice ofsome kind." We must choose to pray earnestly Someone said "Ifyou are swept offyourfeet,it is time to get on your knees!" Events here threaten tosweep usoffourfeet which surely makes it truly important that we are, as it were, upon our individual and national knees praying that God will bring all of us and our nation through to a new day. And we remember as Tennyson put it "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." In the Korean war a newspaper correspondent asked a seriously wounded soldier what he would pray if he had just one prayer. The soldier replied "O Lord,give me tomorrow." I am sure as most of you face the challenges and choices ofchange and as you gearfor the future in South Africa, you must be praying"O Lord,give me tomorrow". My own conviction is that we can and will have tomorrow — buton one condition — that we give ourselves to God todav. I m — W lim MrE.C.W.Silcock(Headmaster),Mr Michael Cassidy(GuestofHonour), K.L,Wortmann(Dux ofthe School),A.C.Bull(Head ofthe School),and Dr G.Shuker(Chairman of the Board of Governors). 10

Prize Winners-1989 1989SIXTH FORM PRIZES Academic Colours (Re-award)C.C. Akerman (Re-award)J.J. Apsey (Re-award)E.J. Archer (Re-award)A.G.Ewer (Re-award)C.E. Higham (Re-award)D.M. Hitchins (Re-award)P.S. Luiz (Re-award)G.M.Maud (Re-award)B.M.Pearse (Re-award)L.M. Russell (Re-award)G.M. Witherspoon S.B. Theunissen Prize for Perseverance T.S. Kim Peter Metcalf Memorial Award for Resourcefulness and Initiative C.W. Haley Art Prize W.Tullidge George McLeod Memorial Essay Prize A.G. Maunder Afrikaans Prize H.A. Meintjes Erench Prize H.A. Meintjes J.E. Reece Prize for Modern Languages H.A. Meintjes Academic Colours (Re-award)H.A. Meintjes William Crawford Memorial Prize for History A.C. Bull Headmaster's Prize for Special Service A.C. Bull Academic Honours A.C. Bull Old Mutual Prize — Finalist in Maths Olympiad A.C. Bull Hindson Memorial Prize for English Literature M.Mulder Geography Prize M.Mulder Academic Honours (Re-award)M.Mulder William and Susan Jones Prize for English Language K.L. Wortmann Alletson-Smith Shield and Prize for Mathematics K.L. Wortmann Advanced Mathematics Prize K.L. Wortmann Ben Milner Prize for Biology K.L. Wortmann Patrick Moore Memorial Shield and the John Kinlock Memorial Prize for Physical Science K.L. Wortmann Academic Honours (Re-award)K.L. Wortmann DUX OFSCHOOL K.L. Wortmann a «9i iSSi i- & f (L-R); W. Tullidge (Art Prize), H.A. Meintjes (Afrikaans, French, J.F.Reece Prizefor Modern Languages),M.Mulder(Hindson Memorial Prizefor English Literature,Geography Prize),K.L.Wortmann(William & Susan Jones Prize for English Language, Mathematics& Advanced Mathematics,Biology&Physical Science),A.C.Bull(History&Finalist in Maths Olympiad). in ■■ 1 (L-R): T.S. Kim (S.B. Theunissen Prize for Perseverance), C.W. Haley (Peter Metcalf Memorial Award for Resourcefulness and Initiative), A.C. Bull(Headmaster's Prize for Special Service). * I I A •m ws m V 1 m K ACADEMIC COLOURS (L-R)C.E.Higham,H.A. Meintjes, A.G.Ewer,E.J. Archer,D.M.Hitchins, P.S. Luiz,B.M.Pearse,J.J. Apsey,G.M.Maud, L.M. Russell,G.M. Witherspoon,C.C. Akerman. 11

Presentation Assembly:Friday, 10November 1989 CERTIFICATEFOR OUTSTANDINGSERVICETO THESCHOOL For his contribution in the Chapel as Assistant Organist ZJ.Bard For his contribution to Music and various Stage Productions P,R. Enslin For his contribution in the Chapel... B.J. Champkins For his contribution to First Aid A.R. Mills For competence in scoring and support for Under 15 Cricket J.C.Squires For his contribution in Christian Leadership H.A. Meintjes CULTURAL AWARD The E.G. Jansen Trophy is awarded for Inter School Speech Competition in Natal in Afrikaans. Kearsney tied for 1st place,and it is only the 2nd time an English speaking school has won this Afrikaans Competition. Our Team: F.C. Calitz A.J. Curtis Cultural Cup Greatest Contribution in the Cultural field — Hanle Trophy F.C. Calitz Cultural Colours M.Brown A.J. Curtis H.J.W. Dace C.W.Haley M.D.Lamplough W.B.Tullidge Cultural Colours and Honours F.C. Calitz CHESS Junior Champion — Stanek Trophy D.Walker Senior Champion — Ward Shield W.Cummins Inter-House Trophy Finningley PUBLIC SPEAKING Best Junior Speech — Jakubowicz Trophy(Young Historians Conference) M.D.Lamplough Best Junior Debater — Carter Trophy A.J. Lamplough The Best Speech ofthe Year — Sutler-Gore Trophy F.C. Calitz CADETS Inter-House Drill Competition — Grand Challenge Cup Pembroke CRICKET The House providing the greatest number of players — J.M.R.and B. Hulett Salver Gillingham Best Allrounder in the 1st XI — King's Trophy C.van Noordwyk The Most Improved Cricketer in the School — Foss Bat H.A.Pedley Colours (Re-award)M.J. Morris H.A.Pedley Honours A.C. Bull (Re-award) C.van Noordwyk GYMNASTICS Colours C.S. Clifford C.A. Eyssell Best Gymnast ofthe Year — Payne Bros Cup M.C. Giles Honours M.C. Giles SHOOTING Junior Champion — Ernest Ashley Memorial Trophy P. Schwultz Highest Average — Ivan Bjorkman Cup A. Curtis Senior Champion — Ken Trotter Shield A. Curtis Inter-House Competition — Derek Robins Cup Gillingham SQUASH Junior Champion — U/14 — Negus Trophy C.C. Dawson U/16 Champion — Aub Amos Trophy M.W.Batchelor Most Improved Player — Carrington Trophy G.D.Hunter Senior Champion — Old Boys' Trophy G.D.Hunter Inter-House Competition — Kode Trophy Pembroke WATER-POLO Most Improved Player in the School — Dicks Cup W.S.d'Elboux Ethelston Trophy for the team with the best record U15B (Captain — B.M.Tedder) Inter-House Competition — Hall Trophy Colours R.C. Ambler-Smith Honours A.M.De Oliveira D.M,Hitchins (Re-award)M.A.Parker SPORTSMAN OFTHE YEAR M.Parker EDWIN HENWOOD TROPHY D.Hitchins 12

Prize Giving-Forms One to FiveDecember 6, 1989 ACADEMIC AWARDS(by Forms) Form 1 1st on Year .P.S. Smith Form 2 Progress and Perseverance Prizes Certificates ofMerit .. S.D. Brett M.S.James • M.R. Bayat S.C. Foster S.J. Groom R.F. Williams Certificate ofMerit andPhoenix Maths Award A.C.Simonsz Top Pupils in the whole ofForm 2 3rd on Year,and a Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Geography J.M. Reuning 2nd on Year A.S. Dawe 1st on Year and a Prize for Outstanding Achievements in English, French, History and Mathematics plus a Phoenix Award for Mathematics P.J. Case Form 3 Progress and Perseverance Prize A.J. Fraser Certificates ofMerit A.D.L.Buwalda W.G.Drier J.A. Wiseman For Outstanding Achievement in Computer Studies A.D. Norton Top Pupils in the whole ofForm 3 3rd on Year,and a Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Biology B.A. Norval 2nd on Year and a Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Mathematics and Physical Science K.B.Cunningham 1st on Year and a Prize for Outstanding Achievements in English, French and History A.J. Lamplough Form 4 Progress andPerseverance Prizes M.Bailey R.M.Hickson G.L. Pringle For Outstanding Achievement in Art G.S. Tuilidge Academic Colours M.E.Eggers R.V. Finnie S.L. James S.R. Laing A.G.P. Mendes For Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics and Academic Colours G.J. Donnelly For Outstanding Achievement in Physical Science& Academic Colours M.J. Duys Top Pupils in the whole ofForm 4 3rd on Year and Academic Colours C.I. Day 2nd on Year, Academic Colours, Prizes for Outstanding Achievements in Biology, Geography and Physical Science, and the Archimedes Prize for Mathematics, Biology and Physical Science B. Butler 1st on Year,Academic Colours and Prizes for Outstanding Achievements in Afrikaans, English, History and Physical Science M.D.Lamplough Form 5 Progress and Perseverance Prize S. Kellaway Certificates ofMerit N.Gugushe C.P.Hind A.M.Robinson Eor Outstanding Achievement in Art M.P.Osborne Academic Colours D.N. Arde M.L.Brazier C.H,Combrinck A.J. Curtis C.S.Hancox M.P.D, Ratcliffe K.I. Tollner T.K.Turner D.C. Udal For Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics and re-award of Academic Colours M.Brown For Outstanding Achievement in Supplementary Mathematics and Academic Colours G.C.Partridge Top Pupils in the whole ofForm 5 3rd on Year and Academic Colours M.S.Swaffield 2nd on Year and Academic Colours H.J.W. Dace 1st on Year,Academic Colours,a Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Afrikaans, and the Lantern Prize for English and Afrikaans E.G. Calitz ParkesTrophy for Inter House Academic Achievement during the year: Final Schedule positions:4th Term 3rd Finningley 30,5 2nd Pembroke 30,196 1st Gillingham 30,198 On the year : 3rd Finningley 16,0 2nd Pembroke 163,1 1st Gillingham 164,4 E4RP£ DttA 13

SpecialAchievements 1988- 1989 AFRIKAANS Gebruiks-Afrikaans Olimpiade: 3rd in Natal H.A. Meintjes (Form 6) F.C. Calitz (Form 5) E.G.Jansen Redenaarsbeker Kompetisie: Joint-winners with Empangeni Hoerskool E.C. Calitz (Form 5) A. Curtis (Form 5) ART Ocean Divers International Art Exhibition G.Bristow (Form 1) HISTORY Young Historians(Winner in Natal in his section) M.Lamplough (Form 4) MATHEMATICS Old Mutual Maths Olympiad:Top 125 in South Africa A. Bull (Form 6) MUSIC Eisteddfod Study 1st D.Cumming (Form 2) Solo 1st D.Cumming (Form 2) Recital 2nd(No 1st awarded) D.Cumming (Form 2) MATRIC 1988 'A'Aggregate S. Amos B.J. Drew S.A. Rutherford R.J. Scholtz M.B.Suckling C. van Loggerenberg MATRIC 1988 'A'Subject Symbols 6 C. van Loggerenberg (English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography,History) 5 S. Amos (Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, History, Additional Maths) 4 S.A. Rutherford (Mathematics, Physical Science, French,Geography) 3 B.J. Drew (Mathematics, Biology, Physical Science) J-M. Lalouette (Mathematics, Physical Science, Additional Maths) 2 D.N. Phillips (Mathematics SG,Physical Science SG) R.J. Scholtz (Afrikaans, Mathematics) M.B.Suckling (English, History) A.I. Turner (Mathematics, Physical Science) M.R. Willox (English SG,Mathematics SG) G.D.Wood (Mathematics, Physical Science) 1 T.A.Archer(Physical Science SG),B.G.Cooke(History),L.C.d'Avice(MathematicsSG),H.Gcaleka(Zulu), S.J.R. Goldie(Biology SG),R.A. Heaver(Physical Science SG),D.A. Hutton (Physical Science), S.A. Lutz (English SG),V.R.D. Noel(French), K.A. Pearse (Physical Science), A.Peckham (Mathematics SG),D.S. Swanepoel(Mathematics),P.R. Townshend (History). SCIENCE G.E.C.Science Expo(Natal Region) 1989: 1st Class W.Boyd and G.Wood 2nd Class(Winners in their Category) H.Dace and M.Swaffield R.Finnic and C.Scott 3rd Class M.Brown and F.C. Calitz A. Curtis and W.Cummins ATHLETICS 1988 Natal Schools Team N. Kleinveldt Natal Triathlon Team L.d'Avice CRICKET S.A. Schools Centenary XI C. van Noordwyk Natal Schools'A' 1988 C. van Noordwyk Natal Schools'B' 1988 P.R.Townshend GYMNASTICS 1988 S.A. Junior Championships: Bronze Medal(Rings)7th Overall D.Street HOCKEY Natal Mynahs W.Bowyer Natal Invitation Team I.C. Groves B.M.Pearse J.A.Thom Natal Team Manager P.G. King 14

POLOCROSSE Southern Natal Schools K.Pearson RUGBY Nampak S.A.Schools XV E.Fynn S.A. Project XV at Craven Week E.Fynn L.Tshume S.A. High Schools Project Week E.Fynn I. Mosothoane SAILING Inter-Schools Mirror Class Trophy: Winners Skippers J. Bromley-Gans G.Haley M.Gunning Crews L. Wiltshire M.Osborne J. Norton Natal Schools J. Bromley-Gans L. Wiltshire SHOWJUMPING Natal Under 18 J. Apsey SQUASH Natal Schools'B' Under 14 C.Dawson Natal Schools'A' Under 16 G.Hunter SWIMMING S.A. Sasol Winter Championships: 2Gold and 2Silver M.Gibbs Midmar Triathlon(Junior Section) M.Gibbs TENNIS Natal Schools'A' W.Bowyer VOLLEYBALL 1988 Natal Schools Captain and S.A.Schools M.Kalliambetsos Natal Schools S. Lutz C.Symons R.van der Schyff Natal Schools'B' D.Campion M.Willox Natal Schools'A'1989 B.Springorum Natal Schools Under 16 G.Halstead S.James E. Reed B. Tedder G.Wood WATERPOLO 1988 Natal'A' A. Murray M.Parker R. van der Schyff Natal'B' C.van Loggerenberg(Captain) Natal Colts R. Ambler-Smith S. Weller S.A.Schools'A' R.van der Schyff S.A.Schools'B' A. Murray Kearsney College Entrance Scholarships Kearsney College has made the following Scholarship awards: Standard 7Entrance Scholarship Major — Kevin Ewer,Highbury Preparatory School, Hillcrest Minor— Darrol McKeown,Clifton Preparatory School,Durban Standard 6 Entrance Scholarship Major — Graeme Hunter,Northlands Senior Primary,Durban Minor— William Lee,Hillcrest Primary, Hillcrest. 15

50 Years on the Hill and the Kearsney Carnival The Motivation To mark this milestone it was decided that a Creativt Arts Centre, which was at the top of the planning priority list, should be built. This would update and widen the scope of creative activities at the school. The Plan A Fund-Raising Committee was formed under the chairmanship of Dr Angus Pringle which decided on the following three objectives: 1. To raise R250000 2. To encourage parents to become more involved with Kearsney 3. To ensure that enjoyment was the key to all events organised. The financial goal was to be achieved in the following way: Ten functions to raise R100,000 Acentralfund-raising activity —the raffle —to raise R100,000 The Carnival to raise R50,000. Completed Events A Leprechaun evening held at the Greyhound (Phil Ratcliffe and Sarie Pithey) Family Fun Sports day at Kearsney(Mike Griffiths) Wine auction at Empangeni(Ingrid Edelson) Jumble Sales at Kearsney (the'A'Team — Jan and Bertha Storm) Winterton GolfDay(Keith Arde) Kloof Golf Day(Richard Browse) The Kearsney Carnival underthe convenership ofAlan Ross.This occasion was a great success and the cul mination of months of hard work as well as the participation ofparentson an unprecedented scale... The Sewing committee started work in October last year and made R18 000... The enormous effort in selling nearly 40 sites in the Industrial tent... The dried flowersstall thatlooked like an art gallery... The Tombola stall collecting 8000 prizes and making R14,000... A truckload of meat from the Winterton parents. Old Boys and their friends ... The excellent and varied catering ... Parking organised like a military operation ... The impeccable behaviour ofthe Kearsney boys... Various fun stalls with a wide variety of games, the highlight of which was the Dunk Tank... The many different arena events ... And it all ended late that night at the"Robber's Dog". The Raffle The raffle was originally structured in such a way as to appeal to the Highveld market and thereby raise the required RlOO 000 from outside the Kearsney Com munity.Thedraw date waspostponed to November24 and finally raised about RIO 000. Goals We have raised RlOO 000 to date with funds coming in.Oursecond and third goals,Ifeel,have been achieved.The College is deeply gratefulfor the involvei J m The Headmaster braves the dunking tank. m I m m 1 m mM F. ment of parents over the last year, and it would seem that the exercise was a lot offun. In conclusion,on a more personal note,I would like to thank the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Dr Graeme Shuker, for the opportunity to become in volved. To the Fund-Raising Committee members,to Mr Silcock and the Staff, to the conscientious organizersofall thefunctions,my heartfeltthanksand I hope I will see you all regularly at the Greyhound to share the happy memories of a truly enjoyable year. Dr A.Pringle 16

Finningley House Report M W # ! ii 4 I# ■ f?'' .•5*' ■ lii»Mj iPilM This has been a year of change and growth for Finningley.The renovations to the house which began last year, were finally completed, and the meta morphosed dormitories and bathrooms provide some ofthe most homelyand comfortable boardingfacilities of any boarding establishment in South Africa. A number of posters which Mr van Loggerenberg kindly put up, and the introduction of new multi-coloured duvets and curtains has brightened the house up even more.Some ofthe Old Boys who visited the house this year not only had trouble recognising it, but com plained that they never had such luxury in their day! In the sporting arena, Finningley began 1989 with a convincing win in the inter-house gala of nearly 100 points; the result of weeks of hard training under the guidance ofM.Mulder(Captain)and Oliveira(V. Captain). M.Gibbs won the U/13 age-group cup and the cup for the best performance ofthe day.R.Tindall won the cup for the individual medley in the U/15 age-group, with S. Weller coming first in the U/16 age-group. W. Tullidge was elected house athletics captain this year, and D. Heath the vice captain. Although Finningley came third on the day, the historic win in the tug-of-war (beating Pembroke for the first time in 10 years)was ample consolation,and was celebrated by an extra week-end for everyone. Aftercomingsecond in theinter-house tennis,Finning ley won the Junior Cross-country, with R. Gage the U/16 winner,the inter-house basketball and a heated inter-house touch-rugby tournament. Being placed second in water polo was a disappointment with the new rules splitting up an almost unbeatable senior and junior team combination into a number of smaller teams. Others who excelled in the sporting field include M. Mulder, S. Weller and R. Tindall who received their swimming colours and represented the Durban and District Swimming Team.W.Tullidge made the High way XV Rugby side and attended the Natal Rugby Trials. M.Schulze,also captain of inter-house basket ball, was selected for the Natal Coastal Basketball Team.B.Tedder,E.Reed and S.James madethe Natal Colts Volleyball side and G.Hunter who was awarded Squash Coloursalso becameSeniorSquash Champion with J.Audibert winning the JuniorTennisChampion ships. H. Pedley won the Foss bat for the most improved cricketer and wasawarded cricketcolours.In water polo, S. Hunt and R. Ambler-Smith made the Natal Colts team with Ambler-Smith being awarded colours. Oliveira was selected for the Natal'A' side and received his water polo honours. Outside the school, special mention must be made of C. Clifford who received his NatalGymnasticcoloursand J.Apsey who won his Natal Show Jumping colours. Phew! Finningley also had a number of successes in the cultural side ofthings. Thanks to a lot ofsupportfrom the boys,Finningley won theinter-house chesscompeti tion and staged an outstanding house play "Dr Faustus" which was judged 2nd in the inter-house competition. Directed by W. Tullidge, this was a lighthearted comedy laced with tragedy and was performed by a total cast of 37 boys — the emphasis being on participation.Special thanks to MrShonefor 17

his invaluable support in the production. The variety show in the fourth term,directed by M.Mulder,was a lotoffunfor both actorsand audiences.Finningley was also represented in the school play'South Sea Bubble' which was produced and directed by Mr van Loggerenberg. O. Mazwai and N. Gugushe took the roles oftribal chiefson aremoteSouth Sea island trying to reform the Old British rule. M. Brown was Mrs Cuckoo Honey the wife of the Colonial Secretary and E.Blackman played the local policeman.M.Brown,C. Haley and W.Tullidge received their cultural colours. Further afield, R. Gage was selected for the Unisys Edu-train(a ten day educational tour ofSouth Africa by train) and M. Mulder is to be a Rotary Exchange student in Germany next year. On theacademicfront,congratulations go to J.Apsey, E.Archer,C.Higham and A.Singh for receiving their academiccolours,and to M.Mulder who wasawarded academic honours. The success which Finningley has achieved this year in all aspects ofschool life would not have been possible withoutthe help and supportofMrShone,MrSkinner, Mr Thiselton (who joined us for a term) and Mr Williams. Their cheerfulness and guidance kept the house running smoothly. Mrs Rautenbach has her hands full with all the alterations,but still managed to remain her helpful,friendly self. Thank you for all you have done. The prefects would like to thank Mr van Loggerenberg for his support and wise leadership this year. Wecould not have done it without you. We thank the Sixth Form and all the Finningley boys for helping to make this a wonderful year. 1989 was a year to be remembered!To next year's prefects,all the best for 1990 and keep the flag flying high. M.Mulder,W.Tullidge, Oliveira A. Hall,D.Taylor Gillingham House Report 1989 in Gillingham should be remembered as the year the Masters and pupils worked together to improve achievements ofthe house,both on the field and in the classroom.Thesmooth runningofthe housecan largely be attributed to the efforts ofthe mastersofGillingham, MrCocks,MrDeckerand the two new duty mastersof Gillingham,Mr de Villiers and Mr Nott. Gillingham's many successes were due to people like the students in the house, this obviously includes the prefects — B. Pearse,K.Berg,B.Springorum and head of house F. Schwegler. This effective team has confidently risen above the varied challengestheycame up against during the course of the year, and their reward is the knowledge ofajob well done,and along with everyone else involved with the house,their tribute will be the many outstanding successes of Gillingham in 1989. In the major two inter-house events on the school calendar,swimming and athletics,the performances of the house under the captaincies of V. Harris and D. Leclezio respectively, can be described as both improved and promising.Improved,because the house came second in both these events, and promising because ofthe wealth ofyoung talent which is bursting to lead the house to greater things. N. Kunze and V. Harris were awarded colours for swimming and B. Springorum was awarded colours for his achieve ments on the athletics field. On the rugby field six Gillingham boys played for the first team and towards the end ofthe season,L.Tsume was chosen for the Natal Feeder team and later he also played for the S.A. Project team at Craven Week. B. Pearse, captain of school hockey, made the Natal Invitation side and W.Bowyer played hockeyfor Natal Mynahs; both these boys were awarded colours for these achievements. W. Bowyer was also awarded honoursfor his tennis prowess as he is rankedfourth in Natal this year. On the squash court M. Batchelor excelled by making the U16 Natal team. Another Gillingham boy who succeeded outside ofschool was B.Springorum who played for Natal on the volleyball court and was awarded school colours for this. B. Butler, C. Eysell and M. Giles did very well in gymnastics this year making the Natal side. C. Eysell and M.Gilesattended theNationalGymnasticscompeti tion and were placed fifteenth andseventh respectively. C. Eysell was awarded colours and M. Giles was awarded honours. With P.Schwultz asjunior shooting champion and A. Curtis being awarded prizes for being seniorchampion and boy with the highest average, Gillingham did not find it much of a problem establishing themselves as inter-house shooting champions. The J.M.R. and B. Hulett Salver trophy for the house providing the greatest number ofcricket players was also awarded to Gillingham. Around the chess board Gillingham also excelled and W. Cummins was named Senior Chess Champion 1989. In the light of these varied and outstanding achieve ments, it is hard to believe that Gillingham's sporting prowess in 1989 was eclipsed by standards set in the classrooms.As well as academiccolours,A.H.Meintjes was presented the Afrikaans prize,the prize for Modern Languages and an award for his outstanding contribu tion to Christian leadership. The George McLeod Essay prize went to another Gillingham boy, A. Maunder. M.D. Lamplough was awarded the Jakubowitz trophy for the best junior speech, he won the Std 8 section of the National Young Historian's competition,and for these and other achievements,he was awarded cultural honours. A.Curtis also received cultural honours. A.J. Lamplough was presented with the Carter Trophy for being the best debater of the year. 18