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Kearsney College Trustees Presiding Bishop of the Conference of the Methodist Church ofSouth Africa: Rev M.S. Mogoba Mr D.W.Barker Mr B.G. Hagemann 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 ofthe Trustees: Mr N.Gerber Kearsney Board of Governors *Dr G.W.Shuker: Chairman *Mr N.Polkinghorne: Vice Chairman Mr G.J. Collingwood Mr K.C.Comins Mr A.R. Ewing *Mr E.S.C. Garner Mr N.Gerber Mr M.Meakin *Mr D.D.Morgan *Mr T.A.Polkinghorne Dr A.B. Ravno Mr J. Sabine *Rev C. Wilkins Honorary Life Governor Professor the Rev Dr V.J. Bredenkamp Old Boys' Representatives Mr B.C.Smith Mr J.G. Brown Ex Officio Members ThePresiding Bishop ofConference:Rev M.S.Mogoba Bishop,Natal Coastal District: Rev Dr J. Borman Representative NatalCoastalDistrict:MrC.Woolacott Kearsney College Headmaster *Mr OJ.Roberts Secretaries Morrison Murray * Executive Committee

From the Headmaster's Desk m m I Mr O.J. Roberts This has been a fascinating year, both for our College and for the country. From our land's point of view there seems to be light at the end ofthe political tunnel but the harsh realities of an economic recession are taking their toll. We may have a new South Africa dawning but we do have old problems with us, particularly in the educational, economic and social spheres. Whatever happens in the future there will be a need for centresofexcellence.Thisis the role I envisage for Kearsney. We dare not lower our standards. We set out, this year, to make academics the top priority. To this end I personally focused on staff development so that the latest teaching and learning practices would continue to be implemented by our quality teaching staff. Motivation ofthe pupils has been a key factor in striving for academic excellence. The introduction of Saturday testing, standardisation and greater recognition for academic achievers was our goal. Ten of our matriculants achieved academic honours and the results in the rest ofthe school have been most encouraging. A feature of the year has been the opening of the new Arts & Technology Complex. Music is beginning to take it's rightful place whilst art continues to flourish. On the technology side we haveseen the introduction of computerised reports,and a network of25 computers for the teaching of literacy and for computer aided instruction in Mathematicsand English.The staffhave spent the last term familiarising themselves with the programmes. Our modern new 110 seater auditorium with all the latest in audio-visualequipment hasalready proved invaluable. Our sport remains at a high with our best ever swimming, squash, athletics, tennis and waterpolo results. On paging through this Chronicle you will see how we have maintained the all round Christian education for which Kearsney is famed.What happens out of the classroom, on the playing fields, in the corridors,on the stage,in the chapel,on trips ortoursis all part of the educational process which shapes a Kearsney boy. I see education as essentially a team effort with pupils, parents, staff. Board and Old Boys as part of the Kearsney team. It is my privilege to be working with you all.I have enjoyed this first year in which Anneand I have been made to feel so much at home. I look forward to next year with theintroduction ofoursmall Post Matric group and the Extended Weekend as important milestones in our development. M m I *1 ■ Arts and Technology Centre 2

Kearsney College Staff, 1991 Mr O.J. Roberts Mr R.D.Blarney Mr J.L. Hall Mr A.Bromley-Gans Mr R.Candotti Mr D.Cato Mr F.P.D. Cocks Mr J.J. Cummins Mr L.P. Daniels Mr M.J. de Beer Mr K.Decker Mr Villiers Mr C. Diedericks Mr K.Garrett Mr I. Gibson Mr D.Goldhawk Mr D.Graves Mr M.Griffiths Mrs S. Griffiths Mrs I. Harper Mr J. Judge Mr L. Kassier Mr P.G.King Mr D.Knox Mr R.W.Lamplough Mr J. McMichael Mr B. Mullane Mr RJ.Nott Miss R.Randall 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 K.van Blerk Mr C.J. van Loggerenberg Mrs V.A. Wallace Mr T.J. Williams Mr D.B.Pithey Mr G.S. Borresen Mrs G.Bacchioni Mrs A.B.Potter Mrs M.W.Alborough Mr B. Potter Sister A.Ashburner Sister E. Beaton Mrs M.Stanley Mrs J. Lyte-Mason Mrs E Rautenbach Mrs U.R.Streak Mrs B. Kassier Mrs N.Townshend BSc BA STD(Natal) MA BEd(Natal) NATD BA(Hons)HED BSc(Maths,Comp.Sc.)riDE BA(Rhodes),BEd(Unisa)UED IMTA(Inter) NTSD Dip Ed(Mathematics) BA BEd NTSD(Natal) BEd(Maths)T Cert BSc(Hons)HDE PTC DC(SA)Dip An Husb. HDE(Sec Ed) BA(Natal)BA Sp Hons'Grad CE(Rhodesia) BA BEd HED BSc HED(Rhodes) BA Hons(Natal)UED(Edin) BEd(Hons)HND(MecEng)LRSM BA UED BEd BA UED(Rhodes) TECH Supervisor,Shipwright Hons BA(SA)UED(Natal) MA(Unisa)HED HDE BA HDE BA BEd 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) BSc PCE BA STD(Stell) BA HDE HDE(Wits) BA(Oxon)STC(CapeTown) Dip M(GSM) Reg Nurse/Midwifery/Community Health Reg Nurse/Midwifery Headmaster Deputy Headmaster i/c Geography Senior Master i/c History Housemaster Gillingham i/c Computer Studies Housemaster Haley i/c Mathematics i/c Afrikaans Part-time i/c Biology i/c French i/c Resources Centre Director of Music Partrtime Housemaster Pembroke i/c/Zulu i/c Physical Education i/c Physical Science i/c Art Housemaster Finningley i/c English Liaison Officer Bursar Headmaster's Secretary Estate Manager i/c Sanatorium Matron Pembroke Matron Haley Matron Finningley Matron Gillingham Stud Shop Kit Shop

StaffNotes We welcomed two new science teachers this year,they are Ken van Blerk and his wife Lyn and Barry and Linda Mullane.John McBride,who alsojoined us this year,has decided to moveon and hasaccepted a postat StCharles.We hope that he,Linda and their new baby Andrew will be happy at their new school. Monica Cross, Jane McLoughlin and Denise Allen were all part-time teachers here this yearstandingin for staffon long leave.They very soon became part ofthe staffroom scene and we will miss them next year. Wesay goodbye to Derek and LesleySkinner whohave moved to Bophuthatswana where he will be teaching with anotherex-Kearsney teacher,Mark Briston whois the Principalofthe school.Good luck and nodoubtwe will see them here from time to time. TheRev James Nicholson stood in on a part-time basis this year and we thank him for his help and guidance this year.Weare awaiting the arrival in 1992ofour new minister who will be taking over from him on a permanent basis. Erica Beaton has decided to retire after years ofdedicated service. We say goodbye to a very popular and much loved Erica Beaton. She has been with us for more than twenty-four years during which time she has given unstinting service to the school. Nothing was ever too much trouble and she was always available to ad minister to staffand boys.Erica will be retiring to Kloof where she hasa married daughter close by.Wehopeshe will visit us often especially during rugby season when shecan relax and watch forachange—there is astrong feeling that the game will not ever be quite the same! We wish her luck and happiness. Keith and Kathy Garrett have left Kearsney after 9 years on the hill. They have decided to taste life in the outside world where we hope they will be very happy and successful. Keith's contribution to the college has been immense — a conscientious and effective teacher, both in the classroom and on the sports field. As was mentioned in a previous publication,we are keeping a place for Garrett Junior! Ian Gibson has taken over the Careers Guidance position at Kearsney and his wealth ofexperience will beofgreat benefit to the boysat the school.Ian and his wife Helen have a long association with Kearsney both of them having taught here in the past, Ian was an English teacher and Helen taught Erench. At the beginning of the fourth term, Gina Bacchioni joined the admin staff as secretary to the Headmaster and settled in immediately— we welcome herand wish her a long and happy association with Kearsney. The Greyhound is now in the capable hands of Ross Risley whotook over the managementofthe clubfrom Ron Blackbeard who has gone into full retirement. The kitchen has a new face — a pretty one — in the form ofZelda van Niekerk.Shejoined John Taylor in June this year. Another new arrival is Benjamin whotook up residence in the De Villiers home this year — congratulations Rod and Debbie. 1991 marked Rob Lamplough's 25th year at Kearsney. During this time he has, with the help of the boys, produced a history of Botha's Hill and become very closely involved with the Young Historians, Athenian Society, been the editor of the Chronicle and Carpe Diem and is at present HousemasterofPembroke.Heis also involved with rugby and cricket and his voice is heard at all the athletics meetings, giving orders and scores. Their eldest son Miles, was head boy in 1991, and 1992 sees their second son Alan taking over this task which is a remarkable achievement—congratula tions Rob and Jean.

Natal Senior Certificate Examination 1991 Natal Senior Certificate with Matriculation Exemption 58 Wrote for Matriculation Exemption but only gained a Certificate 15 Wrote for Certificate and gained it Failures 2 Pending ! ' 1 A Aggregate B Aggregate 6 7 C Aggregate — 19 B. Butler, C.I. Day,M.J.Duys,M.E. Eggers,S.R. Laing,M.D.Lamplough W.L. Boyd, G.J. Donnelly, R.V. Finnie, G.W. Hooper, S.L. James, A.G.P. Mendes,P.R. Truscott M. Baily, J.D. Bromley-Gans, N.B. Calf, J.J. Cansfield, B.C. Champkins, C.J.Clark,D.S.Clark,C.S.Clifford,R.M.Hickson,M.O.Kirkby,A.K.Mysell, D.J. Saks,B.L.Stander, M.E. Tayler,R.P. Tindall,D.M. Wartski,D.C. Wise G.M.Wood,C.W.A. Wright. Subject Distinctions(A)— 30 C.I. Day M.J.Duys M.E.Eggers M.D.Lamplough B. Butler 5 — 4 — 3 — 2 — I — S.R. Laing W.L.Boyd N.B. Calf D.S.Clark J.T.De Labauve D'Arifat G.T.Donnelly G.W.Hooper A.G.P. Mendes English,Maths,Biology,Physical Science,Geography English,Maths,Biology,Physical Science,Add Maths English, Biology,Physical Science,Computer Studies English, Afrikaans,Geography,History Maths,Biology,Physical Science Maths,Physical Science Maths Maths(S G) Maths(S G) French Maths Physical Science Maths

Headmaster's Address on Speech Day,27 September 1991 Mr Chairman and Mrs Shuker, Mr and Mrs Hall, Trustees and Members of the Board of Governors, Distinguished Guests,Ladiesand Gentlemen,welcome to you all.A very special welcome to Colin&Charmian Silcock and Vernon and Margaret Clegg who are in a sense returning home. At the outset let me say how honoured and privileged I am to have been appointed as Kearsney's fifth Headmaster. The winds ofchange are blowing through our country. Forsome they may be blowingtoo fiercely.Forothers, not strong enough. Whatever your position, we are faced with incredible challenges. Do we sit back to be swept along with the whirlwind or do we help chart its path? By choosing private education you have shown that you are aware of the importance of a different education... Our pupils are going to have to be adaptable,flexible, and more personally competent than at any other time in our history. I came across an excellent example of these very traitsin an answerto anexam question —the question asked a youngster to write an essay on one of the birds studied.This is whathe wrote:"The bird that Iam going to write aboutis the owl.Theowlcannotsee at all by day and at night is as blind as a bat. I do not know much about the owl,so I will go on to the beast which I am going to choose.It is the cow.The cow is a mammal. It has six sides — right, left, an upper and below.Atthe back it hasa tail on which hangsa brush. With this it sends the flies away so that they do not fall into the milk.The head is for the purpose of growing horns and so that the mouth can be somewhere. The horns are to butt with,and the mouth is to moo with. Under the cow hangs the milk. It is arranged for milking.When people milk,the milk comesand there is never an end to the supply.How the cow does it I have not yet realised,but it makes more and more.The cow hasa fine sense ofsmell;one can smell itfaraway.This is the reason for the fresh air in the country. The man cow is called an ox,it is not a mammal.The cow does noteat much,but what it eats it eatstwice,so that it gets enough. When it is hungry it moos, and when it says nothing it is because its inside is all full up with grass." A flexible and competent effort I am sure you will agree.Although Isomehow doubt whether weteachers would be sensible enough to pass the pupil despite his rich command of English and his thinking, exploring mind. Thisschoolaimsto prepare the boysfor modern life,in a Christian atmosphere under disciplined conditions, with the opportunity to develop leadership and character. Like many other independent schools, we have helped to lead the way to open education. Yet we have and will continue to be accused of being elite, privileged,irrelevant,and undemocratic.Insome ways these criticisms are justified and we must take heed. Again it depends on whether one seeks uniformity or diversity. Itis vitalto havecentresofexcellence and choicesin any truly free society. We need not apologise for our very existence. Ourschools,smallin number,can't playa major role in mass education but our ideas can. Our strength lies in the fact that we can teach our pupils how to think not what to think. I am reminded ofthe words ofBishop Michael Nuttall at our Confirmation Service this pastSunday."Weare in timesoftrouble and yet hope.Opportunitiesabound but what enormous responsibilities we carry." We need to share our facilities and expertise and create opportunities for our pupils to develop compassion, empathy and understanding. The appointment ofa Community Officer asfrom next year is a significant step in this direction. I still remember what one6 year old said to me after a Service for Peace in 1986: "Iknow why there is so much fightingand unhappiness in our country — God's gone on holiday... but he'll soon be back." As our Presiding Bishop Stanley Mogoba said at the recent signing ofthe Peace Accord:"With God at our side, nothing is impossible". I would like to compliment and thank Rev James Nicolson who has stood in with such confidence as our Chaplain this year. In reporting on the year I am not going to give you a detailed breakdown on achievements as these have been communicated to you in our newsletters. I will mention some ofthe main thrusts.First,I would like to pay tribute to Colin and Charmian Silcock who left me such a watertight ship after being at the helm for 16 years. I can honestly say that I have never come across such well mannered and disciplined young men as here at Kearsney. How fortunate Anne and I have been to follow in thefootsteps oftheSilcocks.Expectationsrun high but I will be satisfied if I can build on the fine traditions of the College as we move into an exciting new modern era in education. My main thrust this year has been essentially academic...Theintroduction ofgoalsetting,cycle tests on a Saturday,and merits and demerits have helped towards making academics top priority for most boys. We were given a boost by the good 1990 matric results, with 74% ofthe boys getting University Exemptions,8 'A' aggregates, and 31 distinctions. M.S Swaffield getting 5 ofthese,and M.V.Brown 4. Only 2ofthe90 entrants failed. Our congratulations to boys and staff for exceptional work. Ofcourse,there is always room forimprovementin the work ethic.Thecommitmentso

very evident on the sportsfield is not always present in the classroom. Though staff and parental motivation and expectation are key factors, self motivation and a belief in one's own ability are essential. As Prof de Lange said,"A learning culture is the breeding ground of excellence. At the gates ofexcellence there stands a large sign which readsSWEAT.The essential valuesfor learning are a respect for it and the teacher,a thirst for knowledge,and a learning discipline." We will continue to strive for it. The 10 Academic Honours and 7Colours awardsshow that these young prize winners today have set a fine example of hard committed work for the rest of the school to follow. They are well aware that the world is not a given but a challenge.I would like to congratulate all the boys but the matriculants in particular for responding to my challenge. It is never easy adapting to a new Head master and I regret that I haven't got to know you better but you have done all I asked and more. I have been most impressed by the Prefects who have earned the respect ofus all. Miles Lamplough has led his team well. Another main thrust this year has been in the marketing field. Our Open Weekend in April saw some 90 prospective pupils spend the weekend experiencing the Kearsney ethos.On the Saturday afternoon I attended my first 1st XV game at Kearsney.I wasjust beginning to enjoy the wonderful spirit and war cries that are so much part ofour tradition when a streaker raced across the ground. I was sitting next to the Chairman and didn't know whether to laugh or cry. My dilemma was resolved when the streaker ran into the arms of Mr Decker who prodded him with his umbrella in the rear and escorted him offthe field.Needlessto say,this was the highlight ofthe weekend forour prospective pupils, many of whom will bejoining us next year. The introduction of an Extended Weekend next year will help keep the boarding numbers up. Pupils who wish can go home on Saturday at 5.00 p.m. to return at 7.00 p.m.for Chapel on Sunday.Over the years the demand for dayboy places has grown with fewer opting for boarding. We have already had 15 dayboys switching to full boarding for next year. Let me assure you all that we will encourage boarders to stay in and will arrange special voluntary activities for them on Saturday night and Sunday. We will be appointing an Activities Co-ordinator who will have this as one of his prime responsibilities. Theintroduction ofasmallPost Matric next year is in answer to the ever Increasing requirements necessary to gain employment or admission to tertiary institutions. The fact that25% ofschool leavers change their career choices after 1 year has also made this a vital aspect which will be given special attention in the Post Matric year with ajob placementprogramme.Theemployment ofMrGibson as Careers Adviser this yearensured that all forms 4,5 and 6's were given advice in this regard. Mr Thiselton has been appointed Director of Post Matric Studies. The Arts and Technology Complex will be a great boost to our Art and Music Departments. Music has continued to grow, with some 30 boys learning to play instruments.We havea brassband and 6ofour players play in the Durban Youth Orchestra. Our musical production "Joseph" played to packed houses and our Choir is preparing for a Combined Choirs Evening to be held nextterm.I would like them to sing an anthem for us now. The ICQ seater lecture theatre with the very latest in audio-visualequipment will give staffan ideal venuefor team teaching and for bringing in outside specialists. The new network of 25 MS Dos Computers will not only be used for Computer Literacy and Computer Studies, but also for Computer-aided instruction in Mathematics and English. Our marks system has also been computerised. We are busy finalising a Staff Development programme which will help us overcome our weaknessesand makegreateruseofourstrengths... A school is as good as its staff— or to putit in another way: a school cannot rise above its common room. From the moment we arrived Anne and 1 have been made to feel totally at home.It didn't take me long to realise that we have a talented and dedicated staff. My energies have been concentrated in providing the structures and leadership to enable every member of our teaching team tofunction at their full potential.To this end we have already had seminars on Teaching Stylesand on identifying and measuring the criteria we consider to be of prime importance for the good teacher. Teaching is a privilege and an awesome responsibility.I know of no profession more important. Teachers deserve the highest recognition a society can afford. I would like you today to recognise the fine work our men and women are doing. What happens in the classroom is of prime importance but this is only a small partofeducation.Think ofall the hard work put in on the sportsfield, with Clubs and Societies, with excursions and tours,and in the Houses. I want all the staff to know that we respect and recognise that what they are doing is very precious work. I would especially like to thank my deputy, Robin Blamey,and the other membersofourexecutive,Justin Hall, Keith Decker and David Pithey who have made my job that much easier. My thanks also to Robin Lamplough for serving us so well these past 25 years. Wesayfarewellto MrsAllen and MrsMcLoughlin who filled in so competently whilst our staff were on leave. Keith Garrett leaves us after 9 years of outstanding service to try his hand in industry. Not only was he a

Science teacher out ofthe top drawer,he has been very active on the sportsfield coaching rugby, waterpolo, and volleyball very successfully.He has been assistant housemaster in 3 houses. We wish them all well in the years ahead. Kearsney has a proud sporting tradition. To understand oursporting philosophy you will need to look at the number ofdi^erentsports and teamson offer.Every boy is given tbe opportunity to develop his talent. Ourswimmers have had an exceptional season with 20 records broken in the Championships and our losing only to Northwood in the prestigious'A'League gala. Ourathletes broke28recordsand morethan held their own in the Durban'A'League championship. Ourrugbysides played with totalcommitmentwith our u/15 side particularly impressive. In cricket we have had some fine performances and a depth oftalent which augurs well for the future. Oursquash sidejourneyed triumphantly overseas,then had one of our best seasons ever, whilst our tennis reached new heights with the juniors very impressive. Addto this waterpolo,volleyball,basketball,shooting, judo, gymnastics, sailing, not to mention one of our best hockey seasons,and you will appreciate just how successful we have been on the sporting front. There are many people I would like to thank for their support,encouragement,and hard work.The parents have played their vital roleso well.TheParents Society continue to get constructively involved. The Old Boys have impressed me with their understanding and loyalty.The administrative and groundstaffhavelearnt that things have to be done yesterday.The Board and especially the Executive, with Dr Shuker and Mr Polkinghorne so supportive have been quick to grasp and generateideasto keep me busy and outofmischief. Anne has entered into life at Kearsney to the full with characteristic enthusiasm, and helped me to find my feet this year. Finally Mr Chairman,I would like to read a poem by Walter Chrysler as I believe it will be the key to unlock our potential: ENTHUSIASM "The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Yes — more than enthusiasm I would say excitement. I like to see men get excited. When they get excited they make a success of their lives. You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes. It is the swing in your gait'. The grip of your hand. The irresistible surge of your wilj and your energy to execute your ideas. Enthusiasts are fighters. They have fortitude, they have staying qualities. Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis." If we can generate that excitement, that sparkle, that fortitude,Kearsney will continueto take its place in the forefront ofeducation in South Africa. mmrn r ■ mm m imm From left to right: Dr G.Shuker(Chairman ofBoard ofGovernors),Miles Lamplough(Head Boy),Mr Colin Hall(Guest of Honour),Conor Day (Dux),Mr O.J. Roberts(Headmaster). 8

Schools Address by GuestofHonour—MrColin Hall—on Speech Day, 27September 1991 Members of the Board of Governors, Headmaster, Youngladiesand oldergentlemen.Youngergentlemen! Whatthis country needsis more geniuses with humility — there are so few of us left! — Oscar Wilde Iam alucky man who haslived somewhatlongerthan I perhaps deserve, and who has had substantially more out of life than I have had to put into it. It is a privilege and a pleasure to visit, to meet, to experience,to be honoured to speak here today. We are gathered here today to celebrate success. You could almost call it mass success — looking at all these trophiesand academiccolours.(IfIshould speak really well perhaps I will qualify for one). And I know I am speaking for your parents, your families, the staff and all your colleagues when I congratulate you most heartily and sincerely on your success. Some of us may have told some of you during your sport,in yourstudiesor your otherimpressive activities that we had some doubt that you would succeed. Some of us may have put it a little more forcibly and drawn your attention to a mild tendency to slack or "skive" or to take chances of one sort or another. But you who are to be honoured and rewarded, you made it and we are all delighted to be with you today on this mostauspicious occasion to celebrate yoursuccess. Well done! While you are here to celebrate success and achieve ment; winning,coming first, doing best, reaching the top,let usjust for a moment,take time to think about and celebrate with what I like to call "SAINTS OF THE RANK AND FILE". Andrew the Apostle wasa saintofthe rank and file.He is the man who sits beside you in class, who can sing loudly but notsweetlyand swellsthe chorusbutdoesn't makethelead roles;who'sreasonablygood looking but has to settle fora blind date;who works backstage;who is too light to be a forward,too slow to be a back;too short tojump in the line outand playsflank in the 3rds and gets as tired and sore as Halstead whose reflexes aren't fast enough to open the batting against fast bowling — so if he bats he bats No.9;whose eye is not quick enough tofield at slip;whose"co-ord"is suspect so he isn't given much bowling to do; who drops an occasional catch;who plays4ths cricket but still stands all day in the sun and dies a little as he gets under a skier; who doesn't play a note of music but loves to listen to it; whose brain doesn'tabsorb numbersas well as Donnelly; whose tongue doesn't get round strange languages like Thierry D'Arifat and Sithole; whose artistic capability is like mineand is limited to stick men and houses with a peaked roof, a door dead centre,a window either side with curtains,a path,a tree,daisies, birds in the sky,a sun. Andrew is all around you, except up on the stage at prizegiving. It is noteasyto live out your life day after dayand week after weekan ordinary person whilesomebodyelse gets the notice, the publicity, the prize, the praise, the spotlight, the reward. It takesa lotofgrace to accepta rolelike that;tryas you might and yet not complain. It is good to celebrate all the successes and the contribution to the life and prestige of Kearsney College ofthe5 talent people who do things well and who get the publicity and the praise. Butlet's notforgetthefactthat behind them supporting them, cheering them are the unnumbered hosts of ordinary young men whose names are never printed, whose faces are never captured on newsreel,canvas or in photos in the school magazine but whose quiet, unassuming labour makes the worth ofthe leaders,the achievers, possible. The vast majority of people fall into the 2talent class; the average men and women who tend always to be taken for granted but without whom nothing could ever be accomplished.They are willing to play secondfiddle. They have a job to do and they do it without complaint. They are willing not only to lose their identities in the jobs to be done but often they are the ones who lose their lives for the sake of others. Today we salute you too — Saints ofthe rank and file. Success! Success — ladies and gentlemen — is not an end in itself,one time win,the end ofthe road.Success is ajourney nota destination. What you have achieved as the reward for the time you have spent here, is not success,buta valuable addition to the kitbag oftoolsto take with you as you set out on the journey, and success,in my definition at least, has little to do with where you get to, what milestones you have passed or how fast you got there. Success is determined by how far you are able to go on the tankful ofpetrol with the tools, and in the vehicle which is you;and how much you enjoy the journey. Each one ofyou is differentand quite unique.Eachone of you too is peculiar, very peculiar, and the journey facing us is different too. The resources we have, the tools,the tankful ofpetrol is different and the vehicles vary widely. I used to think I wasalean and hungryracing m tchine, a bright red sports model with an unlimited sup'4.y of energy and the centre offemale attention! Now my wife gently reminds me that we travel faster when the two donkeys up front of my two-wheelerknow where they are going. There are many formulas for life-long success. "The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight But they, while their companions slept Were toiling upward in the night." - Longfellow epic poem: The ladder ofSt Augustine (I have a feeling that Longfellow wrote thisjust before an exam!) "Keep looking tanned,live in an elegant building(even if you live in the cellar) and if you borrow,borrow big." — Aristotle Onassis John Paul Getty: "Rise early, work late, strike oil."

Jack Solomons,British Boxing promoter: "If you'want to sell'em fish, sell 'em big fish. That's the secret of success." I think hecould be closest to the truth. What you are is a given; you can change it a little but not by much. What skills and talents you have right now is a given two talents or five talents. You will add steadily over time but not so much that you wouldn't recognise yourself. How much time you have left is a given.The fact that we are all social animals and dependent upon one another is a given(and the particular people upon whom you are currently dependent upon is right now a given). The fact that South Africa is socially, politically and economically confused and unpredictable but exciting — so,so exciting — is a given and that none of us are going to be able to change much today or tomorrow. The sort of things that excite you,charm you,attract you, frighten you, satisfy you, whilst perhaps very differentfrom those that excite and attract and frighten me are givens in your life. Feelings don't alter. Butthe single mostsignificant variable in successseems to me to be how well you sell your uniqueness.Nothow much you have got to sell — the five talents— but how well you sell your unique talent. Selling ladies and gentlemen, is the oldest human and indeed natural skill there is and it is the easiest talent to acquire. Nature sells its sexual prowess in vivid colours and complicated dances with delicate fragrances and with exotic tastes and touch.Humansdo all these thingstoo but most ofus spoil it because we have lost touch with reality and with thefundamentalsand we have become confused.We have become hucksters trying to sell too much of what we haven't got to people who don't matter or who don't care. Or we have given up and don't try — this, despite the glorious gifts ofintellect given to humans which other animals don't have. Weare all selling,all the time our skills,ourexperience, our knowledge, ideas, points of view, policies and religious beliefs to important people around us, and our success is dependent largely on how effectively we sell; what we make ofthe givens;how well we are able to get others to buy into what we sell. We have to sell ourselves to ourselvesfrom time to time too,not doing that so well. We don't like the word selling. In business we prefer marketing,advertising,motivating,promoting,report ing, advising, consulting. In love it's called flirting, "perving", "spading", courting, wooing,sex appeal,loving. In education it's called lecturing, telling, teaching, instructing,even "sloughing". In the Church it's called preaching. And in politics it's canvassing,brainwashing;and here I am selling to you and it's called "public speaking". Whatever you choose to call it, it is selling. And I have observed that the most successful people I know,the most who have gone furthest on the particular tankful ofpetrol and toolkit and have enjoyed thejourney the most,have been the people who sold best. So what is good selling? Good selling recognises that selling is a two-way contract. Win-Win — and there has to be a happy buyer as well. I want to tell you about a dream which recently came true for me — I was privileged to hear Pavarotti sing live! I became fascinated by Pavarotti some years ago, largely as a result ofa television programme broadcast on Sundays called "Pavarotti at the Juilliard". The Juilliard is a famous school of music in New York and in each programmetwo orthree aspirantopera singers, men and women, sang before Pavarotti and a live audience, and he coached them. As the pupil sang, Pavarottifollowed every word,every note,everysign of emotion and every shade and tone with an intensity which you could really feel. It must have been awesome enough to have to sing under blazing lights, before an audience and for millions of TV viewers world wide, but to sing to Pavarotti and to sing through his intense listening and scrutiny. As awesome as it must have been,Pavarotti seemed to be able to bring out the best in them.He wasn't always gentle, to the contrary he was often tough, but they all seemed to leave the platform, standing taller than when they stepped onto it. Pavarotti seemed always to really want to grow each pupil and they seemed to believe that,and gave oftheir very best,sometimes taking very stern criticism,and yet leaving the stage stronger. Pavarotti, to me, is the ultimate salesman with an intense understanding of every note he sings and the emotion behind every word he sings. I have something unique to sell: my skill, my know ledge, my experience, my time, my love, an idea, a belief, a political policy. I have to find someone who needs that something. I wantsomething in return.I have a need thatsomebody has to be able to meet that need in return,a mutually satisfying sale. You win and I win. It's really aswopshop.IswopsomethingI'm delighted to give awayforsomething I really need and which you happily give to me. Good selling is honest selling. It's no good selling something we don't have,we don't believe in,we can't service(old man,young wife)and can't guarantee.And it's no good swopping for something we don't want or can't use. Good selling requires good talking/good communica ting and creative, attractive, unusual, understandable, good,effective use oflanguage. Good selling is predetermined by good listening. It all starts with your needs: Have you ever been really listened to? Have you ever received a letter which was written to tell you the things you are interested in? Good selling involvesenthusiasm.You can't sell well if you aren't excited about the mutual benefits ofthe sale — not just about what you have to sell but also even more about what you are buying in return — selffulfilling prophecy. Ralph Waldo Emerson (that wise American essayist) wrote: "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." 10

cF lU ACADEMIC HONOURS Back: M.J. Duys Third Row:M.E. Eggers,G.W.Hooper. Second Row:M.D.Lamplough,G.J-. Donnelly,R.V. Finnic. Front Row:A.G.Mendes,B. Butler, C.I. Day. Walter Chrysler said it in another way: "The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Yet, more than enthusiasm I would say is excitement.I like to see men get excited. When they get excited, they make a success of their lives." On the wall of the classroom of a young but already legendary English teacher Wallace Thompson who died in a rockfall in the Transkei earlier this year was written: "How I long for a little enthusiasm. Just enthusiasm that's all. I want to hear a wary, thrilling voice cry out: Hallelujah I'm alive!" People who sell seem to get so much further. It's an extra talent.They haveasense ofurgency and purpose, notnecessarilyfrenetic"gogo"buttheydogetso much more done in so much less time.Important things,not urgent things. They seem to have such confidence in themselves;they know what's in stock and that's good. They produce moreand moreofwhatpeople wantand less and less of what won't sell; they know what in their unique personalities and make-up of talents sells best.(Like birds,they sing and chirp away happilyeven ifthey are not the best singers —somebody likes the song.)They have that precious thing called self-worth. They seem to have gathered around them a team of good people: wives, husbands, children, family, colleagues, bosses, customers who speak highly of them,love them,and in some cases die for them. They seem to be able to talk the language offeelings as well as facts.They are warm and open and easy to talk to.Feelings are surely thecommonlanguage ofpeople. And theyseem so rich.Rich in assetsand materialthings perhaps, but more important, rich in relationships, experiences,satisfaction, self-fulfillment and success. People who sell well seem to have so much more fun and pleasure. Good teamwork is the result ofgood selling. I give all that I have available in a willing and useful swop for what the rest of the team is contributing. When I give more or less and seek more or less, the team feels the strain. Yourschool motto CarpeDiem(you musthaveenjoyed Dead Poets Society): Seize the day. What about: Sell today. Thefive talentchapsdon't have to dotoo much selling, butIknow quite afew 5talentchaps who haven't made it in life because they thoughtthey didn't havetodoany selling, but us two talent chaps have to sell these two talents like Pavarotti sells his voice. Just one talent, well sold is all you will need to make your life good and rich. Sell well all the time and you will make a legend of your life. Speechfor Sixth Form Prizegiving, 1991 by Miles Lamplough Mr Hall, Honoured Guests, Or Shuker, Mr Roberts, Membersofstaff and boys ofthe College; My first task this morning is to thank our Guest of Honour,Mr Colin Hall,for taking the time to come to Kearsney today to address us and to present the 6th Form prizes. Thank-you sir, your address was very entertaining and you have also given the 6th Formers some very valuable ideas to take with them when they leave the school at the end of next term. I would like you to accept this gift as a small token of our appreciation for what you have done. It is really a great honour for me as Head Boy of the school to be given the opportunitytosay afew wordsat such an important occasion on the school calendar. As we approach the last partofthis year,I think we can look back on 1991 as a very good year for the school. You have heard alreadyofthe varioussporting achieve ments ofour boys,and throughout the year our teams have played with characteristic dedication and deter mination. Valuable contributions in the cultural field have also been made by many Kearsney boys, and I think our first ever ballroom dancing classes with St Mary's were a particular highlight. A school like Kearsney cannot run smoothly without strong leadership from the senior boys, and a real feature ofthis year has been the way in which the whole 6th Form has worked togetherin this regard.One ofthe most difficultjobsfor a prefect is to deal with his peers and the6th Form,by the mature examplethey have set 11

this year have made this job much easier, and I thank them for that. It has been a pleasure for me to work with our new Headmaster,Mr Roberts,and I feel sure that the school will go from strength to strength under his leadership in years to come. It is really quite a shock for a 6th Former when he realizes suddenly that he is doing many things for the last time.It is often quite difficult tocometo terms with the fact that the routine and the activities which have dominated one's life for the past 5 or 6 years are suddenly going to change and that the many friends which one has made during that time are not all going to be around next year. It is usually when those realizationsdawn on us that westart thinking seriously, perhaps for the first time, how much this fine school really meansto us,and what it is that makes usso proud of being Kearsney boys. I arrived at Kearsney nearly five years ago with an incredibly high opinion of myself— I really thought I was something special. It did not take me long though to realize that as a junior, no-one is treated specially. Everyone had to learn respect and had to perform the sometimes unpleasant tasks of fagging before they could really regard themselvesastrue Kearsney boys.I remember very clearly those early days of nervously making toast in the prefects' commonroom being careful notto burn the toast,underdo it or underbutter it. Looking back though I can see that the duties I had to perform as ajunior helped to build up a relationship between me and the senior boys as well as teaching me the importantlesson that ifone is tolead,one mustfirst learn to serve.I suppose that is one reason why I am so proud of Kearsney; because of its fine traditions and the respect which is fostered here. Something else which makes me very proud of this school is the incredible spirit which we are fortunate to have.This year particularly,we have had alotofschool spirits ... spirit, and this is something which I'm sure will continue to grow in years to come. Kearsney is much smaller than most of the schools we compete against, added to which it is not our policy to import talented pupils from other schools and yet, year after year, against all the odds, our sports teams compete with incredible pride and successin the highestsporting arenas. This to me is a reason to be intensely proud of Kearsney, and I hope that this honest, dedicated approach to sport will continue in the future. It is very difficult indeed to say what the most important things are that I have learnt at Kearsney.We are here today to applaud the academic achievements of the top 6th Formers, and this year academics has rightly been the main focus of the school, but I am certain that it is not my lessons in Science, Maths or History thatI will carry with mewhenIleave.Sporttoo, is an essential part ofthe school's existence,and I have thoroughly enjoyed playing sport in Kearsney colours; and yet I'm sure that my cricket and rugby coaching will not be whatIremember about Kearsney in 10or20 years time. A wise man once said:"Education is what remains when whatwaslearnt isforgotten,and the aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values." In my opinion the most important thing we ACADEMIC COLOURS Back: D.C. Wise,J.D. Bromley-Gans,W.L.Boyd. Front: P.R. Truscott,S.L. James,J.J. Cansfield. gain at Kearsney is a true,well-balanced education,and the most important lessons we learn, the ones that we will take away with us, are lessons about people Whether we produce top sportsmen or the top academics to me is ofsecondary importance. First and foremost I believe we should aim to produce real, dynamic people,and here I believe Kearsney succeeds. Mr Hallgot to the school motto before I did!Neverthe less,I would still like to saysomethingabout it. A more appropriate mottofor younggrowing men than'Carpe Diem'I think would be very difficult to find.To those here who will still be at Kearsney next year,let me urge you to seize with both hands the many opportunities that this school offers you. Never be afraid to try something new because your years atschoolgo by only too quickly, as the 6th Formers will know. I think I speak for most ofthe leavers when I say that the future is very uncertain and I think somewhat frightening as well, but yet, we can face the challenges of the future with confidence because ofthe excellent preparation we have received at this fine school.So to the leavers and those who will return,let our pride and loyalty to our school nevergrow weak,and let usalwayslive life tothe full, and seize the day! 12

Prize Winners-1991 1991 SIXTH FORM PRIZES Academic Colours W.L.Boyd JJ.Cansfield (Re-award)S.L. James P.R. Truscott D.C. Wise French Prize J.D. D'Arifat Zulu Prize T.Sithole S.B. Theunissen Memorial Prize for Perseverance T.Sithole William and Susan Jones Prize for English Language J.D. Bromley-Gans Jack Reece Prize for Modern Languages J.D. Bromley-Gans Academic Colours J.D. Bromley-Gans Academic Honours R.V. Linnie Academic Honours G.W.Hooper Academic Honours S.R. Laing Advanced Mathematics Prize G.J. Donnelly Academic Honours G.J. Donnelly William Crawford Memorial Prize for History M.J. Duys Academic Honours M.J. Duys Computer Studies Prize M.L. Lggers Academic Honours M.L. Lggers Alletson-Smith Shield for Mathematics A.G. Mendes Academic Honours A.G. Mendes Patrick Moore Memorial Shield and the John Kinloch Memorial Prize for Physical Science B. Butler Peter Metcalf Prize for Resourcefulness and Initiative B. Butler Lewis-Williams Prize for Poetry,sponsored by J. Solnick B. Butler Academic Honours (Re-award)B. Butler Jan Storm Prize for Afrikaans M.D.Lamplough Hindson Memorial Prize for English Literature M.D.Lamplough Headmaster's Special Service Prize M.D.Lamplough Academic Honours (Re-award)M.D.Lamplough Ben Milner Prize for Biology C.I. Day ■ PRIZE WINNERS Back; MJ.Duys Third Row:M.D.Lamplough,M.E.Eggers,J.D. Bromley-Gans. Second Row:G.J. Donnelly,T. Sithole, J.T.De Labauve D'Arifat. Front Row:A.G. Mendes,B.Butler, C.I. Day. Geography Prize C.I. Day Academic Honours (Re-award)C.I. Day Colin Silcock Prize for the DUX OL THESCHOOL C.I. Day 13

Presentation Assembly:Friday,8November 1991 FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Special Award for Achievement in Physical Science and Mathematics in Standard 8 A.S. Dawe FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Special Award for Achievementin English and Afrikaans in Standard 9 A.J. Lamplough CERTIFICATES FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THESCHOOL For his contribution as Organizer ofsound equipment in the Hall, Projection box co-ordinator and Stage for Joseph H.G.Braithwaite For his contribution in the Chapel as Operator of the sound equipment every day including Sunday S.D.Contat For their contribution to Christian Leadership M.F.Fggers R.V. Finnie,C.J. Scott For their contribution to First Aid T.H.Clack J.F.J. Fsmonde-White,G.H.Greenberg B.Harlow,R.Hulshof,J.F. Litkie CONSERVATION&ENVIRONMENTALAWARENESS Hatty Trophy H.G.Braithwaite CHESS Junior Champion — Stanek Trophy G.G.Hunter Senior Champion — Ward Shield C.G.Cunningham CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Certificates ofCommendation in the Cultural Field G.W.Haley D.J.Saks,D.M.Wartski CULTURAL COLOURS Cultural Colours (Re-award)M.D.Lamplough Best Speech ofthe Year — Sutler-Gore Trophy A.J. Lamplough Cultural Colours andHonours A.J. Lamplough Outstanding Cultural Achievements — Hanle Trophy A.J. Lamplough CRICKET The House providing the greatest number of players — J.M.R.and B. Hulett Salver Gillingham (D.C. Wise) Inter-House Trophy Finningley (W.A.Hodson) VOLLEYBALL — Honours WJ.Townshend GYMNASTICS Best Gymnast of the year — Payne Brothers' Trophy B. Butler C.S. Clifford Top Physical Education Class of the year — van der SchyffTrophy 3A (T.M.Halstead) HOCKEY Outstanding player in 1st XI — 1980 Cup J.M. King SHOOTING Junior Champion — Ernest Ashley Memorial Trophy M.S.James Highest Average — Ivan Bjorkman Cup S.A. Barrett Senior Champion — Ken Trotter Shield W.L.Boyd Inter-House Competition — Derek Bobbins Cup Gillingham (J.C. Squires) SQUASH Junior Champion — U/14— Negus Trophy M.R.Prinsloo U/16 Champion — Aub Amos Trophy C.C.Dawson Boy most dedicated and committed to squash — Hunter Racquet Award C.C.Dawson Most Improved Player — Carrington Trophy D.C. Mundell Senior Champion — Old Boys' Trophy G.D.Hunter Inter-House Competition — Kode Trophy Gillingham (C. Batchelor) TENNIS Junior Singles Champion — George Hulett Trophy D.J. Roberts Senior Doubles Champions — Dr&Mrs I. Coll Trophy D.J. Roberts& M.T.Coningham Senior Singles Champion — Polkinghorne Trophy D.J. Roberts Natal Witness U/15 Trophy S. Hatzipetrou (Captain) Bonnefin U/13Trophy D.J. Roberts (Captain) CROSS COUNTRY U/13 Individual Cross Country Winner C-F Jeannot Trophy(smaller) D.J. Roberts U/13 Inter-House Cross Country Team C-F Jeannot Trophy(larger) Gillingham (D.J. Roberts) Junior Cross-Country — U/15 Individual — R.W.Calder Trophy A.G. Borresen Inter-House,Junior Section(U15 and U14) M.W.A.Fourie Memorial Trophy Gillingham (A.G.Borresen) Open Individual Winner — Phillips Trophy P. Myhill Inter-House Senior Section(Open&U/16)— G.H.Christian Trophy Gillingham (G.J. Griffin) WATER-POLO Most Improved Player in the School — Dicks Cup D.F. Woolnough Inter-House Competition — Hall Cup Finningley (R.C. Ambler-Smith) SPORTSMAN OFTHE YEAR G.T.Halstead EDWIN HFNWOOD TROPHY M.D.Lamplough 14

FinalAssembly -1991 LONG SERVICE AWARDS Mr James Cele Mr Robert Ngcobo SPORTING AWARDS CRICKET FossBatforthe mostimprovedand promising cricketer in the school SJ.Groom Kings Cup for the best all-rounder in the 1st XI D.C. Wise WATER POLO Ethelston Trophy for the team with the Best Record U15A GENERAL AWARDS STANDARD BANK/JSESCHOOLS GAME — Kearsney were 65th out of780 schools — Team Leader A.D. Norton ACADEMIC AWARDS Form 1 1st on Year V.M.Geldenhuys Form 2 Certificates ofMeritfor Academic Progress G.Goswell M.D.Nightingale R.P. Pappas M.B.Shire R.J. van Rooyen For Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics R.J.H. Williams Top Pupils in the whole ofForm 2 3rd on Year and a Special Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Geography S.D. Lubbe 2nd on Year K.Moodley 1st on Year and prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Afrikaans, Mathematics and French" B.C. Nielsen Form 3 Certificates ofMeritfor Academic Progress B.C. Atkinson R.J. Pretorius J.D. Moore Q.Seago D.Neofytou R.D.Pearson G.L. Verbaan M.S. Vorwerg For Outstanding Achievement in History S. Lundin For Outstanding Achievement in French M.J.Cardo Top Pupils in the whole ofForm 3 3rd on Year G.R.Parry 2nd on Year and a Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Afrikaans and English W.G.D.Lee 1st on Year and prizes for Outstanding Achievement in English,French,Maths,Biology and Science G.G.Hunter Form 4 Certificates ofMeritfor Academic Progress Z.M.Buchan J.M.King R.G.Tomaselli T.J. Browse S.A.K. Burns D.J. Franz P.C.du Pont V.E. Hlatshwayo Academic Colours G.G. Allen M.R.Bayat S.E. Crooks C.L.Eggers S.C. Foster For Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics and Academic Colours A.C.Simonsz For Outstanding Achievement in History and Academic Colours R.F. Williams Top pupils in the whole ofForm 4 3rd on Year and Academic Colours D.L.McKeown 2nd on Year and Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in French and Science and Academic Colours A.S.Dawe 1st on Year and a Special Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Afrikaans and Academic Colours K.E.Ewer Form 5 Certificates ofMeritfor AcademicProgress S.J. Pass D.M.Swan B.G.Turner Progress andPerseverance Prize N.Hardy Academic Colours N.G. Bridel N.Chan J.M.Crockett (Re-award)K.B. Cunningham G.W.Haley (Re-award)M.E.McKeown P.C. Myhill B.A. Norval (Re-award)C.Panaou 1. Young ForOutstanding Achievementin Afrikaans dind Academic Colours C.Kassier For Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics and Academic Colours A.D. Norton Top Pupils in the whole ofForm 5 3rd on Year and Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Science and Biology,and Academic Colours (Re-award)M.C.Udal 2nd on Year and Academic Colours (Re-award)W.G.Drier 1st on Year and a Prize for Outstanding Achievement in English and Academic Honours A.J. Lamplough PARKESTROPHY 15