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ex-officio members The Presiding Bishop The Bishop of the KwaZulu/Natal Coastal District The Representative ofthe K\waZulu/Natal Coastal District The Chairman of the Kearsney College Trust Bishop M Dandala Bishop P Malinga Mr C Woolacott Mr ESC Garner appointed members Mr A W H York Mr KJohnson Mr R R Becker Mr J Bester Mr L F Buys Mr W P Coetzee Mrs G Mji Mr P D Morgan Mr J F Sabine Mrs KTocknell Chairman Vice Chairman representative members The Kearsney College Old Boys' Club Mr J Bester Mr BG Shuker Chairman Vice Chairman The Kearsney College Parents' Society Mr D Gorven honorary governor Prof V J Bredenkamp in attendance at board meetings The Headmaster The Bursar Secretary to the Board of Governors kearsney coliege trustees ex-officio member The Presiding Bishop elected members Mr E SC Garner Mr C Woolacott Mr J Gafney Mr B Hagemann Mr N Gerber Mr A W H York Mr R R Becker honorary life trustees Mr K Comins Mr T A Polkinghorne Dr G W Shuker Mr A B Theunissen Rev C Wilkins Mr E van den Aardweg Mrs B Croudace Mrs P Needham Bishop M Dandala secretary Mr N Gerber £ikpeDl^ 1 Page Sponsored by:PETER AND CHRISTOPHER DRACOS

from the headmasters desk The year 2002 commenced with the College giving thanks for one of Its pupils Matthew Moffatt successfully receiving a donor heart. Matthew's own heart was attacked by an unknown virus and for six months we witnessed his gradual deterioration. During this period the College rallied around; prayer groups and concerned Old Boys, parents and boys. Literally days before it would have been all over, a donor heartfrom CapeTown became available; It matched perfectly and Matthew started a new life. In many respects Matthew's story depicts the direction the College Is taking. We have all learned to enjoy the basic blessings of life, to appreciate each other more,to have a concern for those less privileged and to provide a place In the sun for all boys at Kearsney whatever their talents may be. Colours awards In the same manner as sports, cultural or academic awards were Introduced for service to the College with Kleran Thwaltes being the first recipient of Honours In this category for his meticulous scoring for the 1st XI over four cricket seasons. Bradley Sessions soon followed with Full Colours then Honours for his first aid leadership over five rugby seasons. In responding to the demand for information technology skills, the College offered all Its Grade 8 and 9 boys the ICDL or International Computer Drivers Licence course. Many went on to complete the examinations and to learn an Internationally recognised qualification. In line with our endeavours to reach out to others, ICDL Instruction was offered to teachers from schools In the Valley ofaThousand Hills through the Valley Trust. Funding was obtained from the Baumann Trust and Tongaat Hulett to support this Initiative which Is Intended to "train the trainer". These teachers are transferring the skills learned at Kearsney to their colleagues and pupils In the valley. The leadership system Involving all matric boys, not only prefects, was Introduced this year. Many boys were given the opportunity to lead task groups or to become Involved In someform of leadership.Thesystem Is being refined after feedback from the boys and staff but we are convinced of the value of exposing many boys to aspects of practical leadership at matric level. The Department of National Education chose 2002 as the year to Introduce the General Education and Training Certificate (GETC)for all grade 9 pupils In the country. Despite this year being regarded asa trial, the Kearsney staff embarked upon Its Implementation with a positive spirit determined to make asuccess of It on our terms. The GETC has placed huge demands on our staff and boys with both groups needing to becommended on their positive approach. Kearsney staff hosted GET workshopsfor other Independent schools In order to position Itself as part of the solution to some of the challenges facing education today. We congratulate Mrs Ruth Gaza who completed twenty five years of loyal service to the College. She was honoured by the Chairman of the Board at our annual Speech Day In September. Two new positions were created this year: •Mrs Wendy O'Connor was appointed as full time school counsellor. After only a few months we are left wondering how we managed without her. Mrs Jean Ratcllffe filled this role quite competently yet she was also a senior Mathe matics teacher and was. In fact, the main proponent of the need for a full time counsellor. • Mr Keith Thompson took up the post of Director of Sport half-way through the year. His three main functions are: 1. to raise the level of coaching In all sports; seek and attract talented sportsmen to the College; utilise all our facilities In the "down time" and In so doing, maximise returns to the College. In the medium term he will turn his energies to the establishment of a "High Performance Sports Centre". There are several staff changes this year. • Mrs Desny LIttlejohn (School Secretary) left and was replaced by Mrs Sally Cain. • Mrs JacquI McKernan (Assistant Bursar) left to marry and settle In Lesotho. Her replacement Is Mrs Karen Southwell. • Mrs Caron Sutherland was appointed secretary In the Foundation Office. • Mrs Colleen Ross (Marketing Director) left to start her own consultancy and Mrs Heather Pearse replaced her. • Mr Keith Garrett (Science) moved to Crawford College and Mr Bruce Thompson (Westvllle Boys High) replaced him. • Mrs Dl Woodroffe(Head of Accounting) left and Mr Mike Albers (ex Marltzburg College)and a Kearsney Old Boy hastaken up the post. • Mrs Renee van der Hoven (Afrikaans) whose husband was transferred to Johannesburg left In the third term and was replaced by Miss Lee Herman from PInetown Boys High. At the end of the year we bid farewell to three long-serving members of staff: Mr Joseph Mnyandu,a general assistant who has given 30 years of loyal service. Is retiring as Is Mrs Joyce Broadbent,Head of Science slnce1992; Mr Dave Cato leaves us after 13 years to take up the position of Head of Mathematics at Woodrldge College. They will be replaced by Mr Fergus Gray(St Charles College)and Mr Marco Botha (Durban High School) respectively. Matthew Moffatt's life depended on obtaining a healthy heart and this can apply to Kearsney as well. At the heart of the College are groups of people,staff, boys.Old Boys,Parents, Board members,Trustees and Interested supporters. With all these people working together and functioning as a unit, wecan expect greatthings ofthe College.We are experiencing a resurgence of life and are enjoying the opportunity of sharing It with each other. People are the most precious resource. ELWYN VAN DEN AARDWEG * Page Sponsored by: ENGEL FAMILY

'•-'If >i r\ -4 VI T m 2 ACADEMIC STAFF Seated:R de Villiers, D Cato,A Willows,M BIssell, K Decker,E van den Aardweg,J Hall, R Ramsay,D Goldhawk,A van Zyl,BSteyn 2nd Row:V Wallace,A Stevens,A Fripp,SZukulu,F Cocks,KSmith,S Cartwrlght,B Ndaba,0Tullldge, J Broadbent 3rd Row:WAmos,D Woodroffe,R Lamplough,A Henderson,A Murray,J Oosthulzen,D Graves, W Marsden,R van derHoven,J Drew,PIsaac,P King Back Row:FZungu,K Garrett,S NcamanI, G Shone,M Charlesworth,Svan Wjk,R CandottI, G Collins,A Rogers,G Louis Mr E van den Aardweg BA(Hons HDE BEd) Headmaster Mr J L Hall MA BEd Senior Deputy Head / History Mr K M Decker BEd T Cert Senior Deputy Head / Mathematics Mr M J BIssell BA BEd Deputy Head i/c Post Matric / History MrR de Villiers BSc(Hons)HDE Head ofLower School / Biology Mr M Albers B Com HDE i/c Accounting Mr W Amos BA(Hons)HDE Geography Mrs J R Broadbent MSe(Hons)HED i/c Science MrR Candotti BA(Hons)HED English Ms S A Cartwrlght BSc(Hons)HDE Science MrD Cato BSc HDE Maths/ Housemaster Haley Mr F P D Cocks BA Bed Maths MrG Collins BSc(Agric.)HDE i/c Biology Mr J A Drew BA HDE Geography Mrs A Fripp BCom HDEFDE Accounting MrD J Goldhawk BA(Hons)Grad CE English / Senior Housemaster Gillingham MrD Graves BA BEd Afrikaans Mr M Griffiths BSc UED Biology Mrs S Griffiths BA(Hons)PCE i/c French Mr A A D Henderson BA(Hons)HDE i/c Drama MissE Herman BA HED Afrikaans Mrs P Isaac BSoc Sc BEd i/c Resource Centre MrP King BA UED i/c Geography Mr R W Lamplough BA(Hons)UED i/c History Mrs C L Mare BA Resource Centre Assistant(P/T) Mr W Marsden HDE(Commerce) Accounting Mr A J Murray BA HED Afrikaans MrB Ndaba PPaed(Arts) i/c Zulu Mr J A Oosthuizen BA HDE i/c Afrikaans Mr0D Phipps BSc STD FDE MEd i/c Computer Studies Rev R Ramsay BTh(Unisa) Chaplain Mrs J L Ratcliffe BA TC i/c Leadership / Maths Mr P A T Ratcliffe BEd T Dip i/c Maths MrB Riley Nat Dip-Ind. Teach Design& Technology(P/T) MrA Rogers BA HDE English % I I I I 1 Page Sponsored by: DUKE FAMILY

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ave atque vale January saw the arrival of Adam Rogers(English Department). Karen Southwell (Finance Department) and Peter Turner (Intranet Development Officer). Gavin Louis and Sibusiso NcamanI joined us as student Interns, while Peter Bush,Luke Holder, Sven Harris and Sean Stevens assumed duties as Boarder Masters. We also re-welcomed Sue O'Neill as part time English teacher. Keith Garrett left us at the end of the first term to take up a position at Crawford College In La Lucia. Staff arrivals at the beginning of the second term included Wendy O'Connor (Counsellor), Bruce Thompson (Science Department), Michael Howleson (Boarder Master)and Keith Thompson who filled the new position of Director of Sport. Carol Tullldge and Owen Phlpps took a well-deserved term's leave. Joy Savage stood in for Carol in the Art Department. Towards the end of April the stork paid one of several visits to the campus to deliver Dylan to Bruce and Wendy Thompson. We bade a sad farewell to two members of staff at the end of the second term: Diane Woodroffe and Colleen Ross,the latter leaving to marry Greg Dardagan later in the year. The beginning of the third term saw the arrival of the1974 Deputy Head of School and Head of Gilllngham, Mike Albers, to head the Accounting Department. Heather Pearse, whose husband and brother are Kearsney Old Boys,was appointed Director of Marketing and Caron Sutherland replaced her as secretary In the Foundation Office. Athol Henderson wenton teacher exchange to The Southport School In Queensland Australia for two terms and we welcomed Di Francisfrom TSS. Ruth Gasa, housekeeper In Haley House,celebrated the completion of twenty-five years' service to Kearsney. Renee van der Hooven left us at the end of the third term to join her husband who had been transferred to Gauteng earlier In the year. Lee Herman joined us in the Afrikaans Department at the beginning of the fourth term, and Wayne Stewart and Felix Gruber assumed duties as boarder masters. Robin Lamplough went on long leave. His locum was Sue O'Neill who already had a chair reserved In the staff room I Wayne Amos also enjoyed a spell of leave. A heavily laden stork delivered two special packages to Kearsney parents on the 25 October-Sean to Jorrle and Estle Oosthulzen,and Jesse to Wendy and John O'Connor. At the end of the year we said our fond farewells to three longstanding members of staff. Dave Cato left us to head the Mathematics Department at Woodridge College In East London. Joyce Broadbent departed for the pest-free laboratory-less country estate of Augusta to embark on her well-earned retirement,and Karen Mollentze left Carol Tullldge to contend with the cupcakes, weasels, toads and other sundry vermin of the Art Department. We also said goodbye to catering managers Ady Walters and Peter Small. Finally, Bongi'Jerry's Brother" Ndabatied the knot with Nana Zimu on 28 December. We wish them a happy life together. D GOLDHAWK farewell toJoseph mnyandu It is my privilege to pay tribute to that perfect Kearsney gentleman, Joseph Mnyandu. Sadly poor health over the last few years has led to Joseph's premature disability retirement. Kearsney has had no more loyal and dedicated staff member than Joseph over the last 30 years. Joseph's roots go deep Into the history of Kearsney. His father Patrick started work at the age of ten at the Old Kearsney as a laundry assistant. When the school moved to Botha's Hill In 1939, Patrick moved as well, as an employee In FInnlngley. His eldest son Joseph was born In 1943. His mother gave birth to him In the matron's dispensary in FInnlngley House. It is thus obvious that he has been a Kearsney man since birth. Joseph then grew up in the Kearsney community. As a young adult Joseph spread his wings and travelled the sub-continent as a long distance truck driver. When his father Patrick died in 1972, Joseph returned to Kearsney and joined the staff as a driver. He also took over his father's role In the valley Methodist church which had been so dear to the heart of Patrick. Each year Joseph's congregation come upfor aservice of worship in the Kearsney chapel. As a school driver Joseph has a matchless safety record. Generations of schoolboys have been driven by this careful and considerate gentleman. In recent years Joseph has put himself at considerable risk In the Interests of the schoolhe has been hl-jacked three times, and is fortunate not to have suffered serious Injury. Joseph is a man of quiet dignity, he also has an impish humour. John Smith recalled an incident which occurred several years ago when he gave Joseph asample ofsewerage water which had to betaken to the lab for testing. Thesample was very clear. John said to Joseph "It looks good enough to drink", to which Joseph replied "Yes, return to sender". Joseph, we on the staff wish to thank you for your unselfish dedication to Kearsney, and for your friendship. J HALL farewell to kelth garrett Keith arrived In a full time capacity at Kearsney In 1982 having spent some time here as a studentteacher. His value to the Science department was Immediately apparent and he proved to be an effective, dedicated teacher who expected and achieved high standards. He quickly progressed to teaching at senior certificate level with success. Outside the classroom Keith made his mark with rugby and waterpolo teams. He became affectionately known as "Magnum" and was a role model for many. w Ir, % Page Sponsored by: FRAZER,NINA AND ANDREW MURRAY

fiis was largely responsible for establishing Kearsney as a top waterpolo school and he also established volleyball very successfully at Kearsney In the late eighties. Keith left Kearsney for a short spell returning in 1996 when he was once again quickly absorbed. Keith's contribution to Kearsney and his ability to motivate and lead were recognised with his appointment as founder Housemaster of Sheffield House where he soon established himself. Keith and Kathy and their boys Chad and Logan will be missed by Kearsney. His contribution to the school will continue to be recognised by the Old Boys whom he taught. K DECKER farewellto the catos It is with a certain degree of sadness that we bid Dave, Helga, Jenny and Sam farewell as they take up new challenges at Woodridge Col l ege outside Port Elizabeth. The Catos have been at Kearsney for 13 years and in that time have become an integral part of the wh o l e Kearsney community. T h e i r contribution has been enormous! Helga's pre-primary school known as "Puddle Ducks" has seen the faces of many staff infants over the years. In fact some ofthe headboysand headglrls have been staff offspring. Fortunately Puddle Ducks will continue under the management of Mrs Wendy Thompson next year. Dave has been actively involved in the teaching of Mathematics and Computer Studies,the coaching of various sports(from basketball to cricket and hockey),the running of his mountain bike club as well as house duties and housemastering. He has been the Haley housemaster for the pastfour years and he can be proud of his achievements in this area. Dave is a meticulous planner who strives for perfection. He is the ideal role model, not only for the boys under his care, but for his colleagues. Dave will long be remembered here at Kearsney, not only for his ability to draw the perfect circle freehand, but mainly for his values. He lives his faith in a positive and gentlemanly manner. Hopefully a bit of Dave has rubbed off on each of us. We wish "the Machine", Helga,Jenny,Samantha and Granny Cato the very best for their move- we shall miss you all. R DE VILLIERS a tribute toJoyce broadbent ■1^4 L I / r"A/ Joyce's reputation as a supertD science teacher is well known in teaching circles throughout the country. Joyce has served as Natal Convenor of the lEB Science User Group for the past 7 years and has helped to organise a number of successful Nat i ona l Conferences. She has been a familiar face on metric marking committees for many years and is known for the strong stand she takes In seeking fairness for the pupils when marking contentious questions. In fact the boys she teaches would probably find it hard to recognise this person who fights for extra marks on their behalf as being the same formidable lady who ignores their own pleas for more marks. When they dare to suggest she is being unfair she is quick to point out that "life isn't fair"! Joyce's commitment to excellence and her quest to ensure that each boy achieves his potential, is reflected in the superb metric results she has achieved over the years. She was given a directive by Mr Owen Roberts to improve the metric results and has certainly more than met expectations. She has an incredible capacity for hard work and always leads by example. The fact that she has not had a single day's sick leave In her 11 years at Kearsney speaks volumes for her dedication to duty, as well as her remarkably strong constitution! She Is a supportive department head, working alongside each of us, giving guidance where needed and always willing to share her considerable knowledge and expertise. Joyce has made a valuable extramural contribution, being a competent hockey and cricket coach as well as running the Senior Science Society. The extent to which she gives of her time and energies is amazing, constantly putting the needs of the boys and her friends and colleagues before herself. She Is frequently offering to take on extra tasks and responsibilities in order to lighten someone else's load. Nothing Is ever too much trouble for Joyce and despite the busyness of her schedule, she will always make time to brighten up someone else's day; be it dashing home before cricket practice to cook and deliver a meal to a new mother or having a crowd of friends around for supper to enjoy a congenial evening in front of a roaring log fire. Having heard a few talks on generational theory this year, I think it is clear that Joyce epitomises the "Silent Generation". •Duty before pleasure •Service before self •Rules by guilt and fear ...oops, perhaps that one should have been edited out! "Guilt and fear" or not, the boys have a tremendous respect for Joyce and I end by repeating a conversation I overheard between a couple of boys recently. The one turned to the other and said, "Trust our luck that just before we get to matric the best science teacher In South Africa is leaving!" They are not the only ones who will miss you ... Joyce we thank you and wish you well. S CARTWRIGHT m Page Sponsored by; J.H ABBOTT BUILDERS

farewell toJoyce broadbent Some of you will know Joyce well and some not so well, but I am sure you have all heard of her. Her reputation preceded her and surrounds her. Here aresomesnippets of information that you might or might not have heard: Before we met her we dreaded her advent! The reputation was awesome: here was this larger than life paragon of virtue, this "Iron Maiden" who also coached Cricket, never mind hockey (which we could live with)"But cricket... I ask you!" That was the prevailing feminine point of view - I can only Imagine what the men were saying. I believe that they were quaking In their boots-but they soon came to rely on her, respect her and she was firmly drawn Into their ranks. She proved her awesomeness In the science department and Is a force to be reckoned with In a Staff or H.O.D. meeting. When asked "What will we do at meetings without her" I can only say that the sisterhood and I have been In training and shall continue to hold that flag high or try to at singles dinners and over 50's too of course. So watch out: We will not be just "fluffy and decorative"(unless It suits us of course) we have learned from the best; from someone who: • won't let you down; • Is always willing to lend a hand and help; • upholds college beyond duty; • serves others before self(under that tough exterior Joyce Is actually a softie); • is generous(but a good "Scot"). 0TULLIDGE farewellto karen mollentze farewell to renee van der hoven Renee joined the Afr i kaans department In the second term of 2001. From the outsetshe proved to be an excellent Afrikaans teacher with empathy for the boys. Renee Is a true lady and her pleasant demeanour and loyalty made her a pleasure to work with. She set very high standards for herself and her pupils and her work ethic was admirable. On the sports field Renee was Involved In tennis coaching with the same enthusiasm and dedication €m as she approached her teaching. We'll remember Renee for her great sense of humour and her passion for education. We wish her and her family all the best In Gauteng. J OOSTHUIZEN ii HB I have been told that I speak and write In a kind of shorthand, cryptic and to the point. I.e., no fri l ls. Karen does not have this problem and writes wonderful 'thank-yous'etc. So Karen here goesMe actually doing more than the bare min Emphasis on bare not minimum,although It will not be too long either. Some of you have got to know Karen a little but for most of you-this is Karen: Karen Is, has been (and will be again, maybe)my right arm, my mainstay, pillar of strength, confidante and friend. She Is a private person. A nice person A patient person (she seems to like the weasels and toads and they like her. Although she refers to them as 'honey-buns'?????)She has been totally dedicated and has always gone the extra miles and miles, and although designated part-time(permanent part-time) has almost been a full-time person and has certainly been there for the boys, the department and me. Karen I salute you,thank you And will miss you dreadfully. 0TULLIDGE farewell to mark charlesworth Mark Charlesworth has been back at his old school for the past two years, and Is now a qualified teacher. He Is proceeding overseas next year for more experience. Mark has taken to school life like a duck to water, and has thrown himself fully Into many activities. His hallmark Is his quiet, dignified manner. Mark has taught geography and English, plus electlves. He has been a great help to Angela In the choir, and he went overseas with them earlier this year. He has proved to be a zealous duty master, and has helped with water sports, as a schoolmaster. J HALL % He has a most promising future Page Sponsored by:ZELIA DEVELOPERS TEL 039315 1122 FAX 0393156103 Wf

farewell to difrancis When Athol Henderson announced that he was doing a teacher exchange with a teacher from Australia, I think most of us imagined a loud,flamboyant drama teacher who was going to make a dramatic entry into the Kearsney Community. However, this was not the case. Instead, Di Francis made a quiet entrance and in a short stay has become an important member of the Kearsney community. Di is a dedicated teacher who has worked hard with the boys and nurtured their drama skills. This was apparent in the grade 10 production of"Scared Scriptiess". While I was watching the various skits that the boys had to perform I saw how it was clearly evident that the boys have learnt to value and trust Di's opinion and direction. On behalf of the staff we thank you for the interest that you have shown in our country and the dedication and hard work that you have contributed towards the College. We trust that you will enjoy the rest of your travels and that you make the most of what South Africa has to offer. We hope that when you leave for home,you will be leaving with many happy memories. M CHARLESWORTH teacherexchange report If you are ever given the opportunity to go on an exchange-GRAB IT! Living and teaching in South Africa is very different to Australia, so I have found the experience challenging, exciting and educational. Teaching here has helped me crystallize the strengths and weaknesses of my own programme and methodology, and I will be taking home many new ideas. The Drama students have impressed me by their creativity, highlighted in the recent year 10 and 11 final assessment tasks. The cultural experience has also been fascinating. South Africa is a land of paradoxes- beauty and poverty side-by-side, exotic cultures and violence. I can't imagine anywhere else in the world where so many cultures are so proudly one nation. I will never forget the school war cry at the final Kearsney rugby game. I have greatly appreciated the supportive manner in which the staff accepted a foreign teacher-the advice and help I received and the friendly "howzit!" in passing. Particular thanks to the Round Square co-ordinators who encourage exchanges, to both Headmasters for supporting the idea, and to Athol Henderson for initiating the exchange. I hope his experience at The Southport School has been as memorable as mine at Kearsney College. D FRANCIS m'P' ■ ■<a School booKs University, College and Technical books Stationery and Academic Wear? then see your complete educational store 33 VictoriaStreet Durban Tel: 031305 3791 Fax: 031 307 7356 E-mail: aelams.ecluc@soaLcom V. Page Sponsored by; DUNCAN FAMILY

? " ■: s i :• ■1 1 n n- - ' n 0 :• *• KJ mi m sfK n "" -Ik ■Wk PREFECTS 2002 Seated: M Toscano, A Borgen, G Lewis, Mr E van den Aardweg, S Meyer, Mr JHall, C Hamann, TRyan, G Wilkinson Middle Row: L van Rooyen, D Batchelor, JDirksen, R Heming Back Row: D Bense, MBaiilie, SMolioy, MHewan, B Crisp, R Botsis, R Coe I j I i I Page Sponsored by; Andrew, Des and Stephen Mitchell mv

speech day& grade 12prizegiving i V X ^'a'- T'j^* m ^-p. Kptt dTr ~ « '/t nt *»■ t."* f V iS; chairman's report A special welcome to our distinguished guests, our guest speaker Mr Andrew Hudson, and of great importance, our guest of Honour, Mr A B Tfieunissen, an old boy who is celebrating his 50th year as a past Governor and Honorary Life Trustee of Kearsney College. It is a rare occasion for an old boy to be the guest of honour at Speech Day and we congratulate you Mr Theunissen and thank you for your presence and your contribution to Kearsney. Regrettably Mrs Reece at 92 is not well and will today miss what would have been her 69th speech day. We welcome ail other guests including Heads of independent and state schools, visiting Chairmen of School Boards, fellow Trustees, Board Members and spouses, our Headmaster Mr Elwyn van den Aardweg and his wife Tracy, Staff, Parents, Old Boys, Gentlemen of the Grade 12 and boys of Kearsney College. We have had a great group of Grade 12 boys this year for which we are most grateful. It is an honour and a great pleasure to have you all here today on our 2002 Speech Day. It is traditional for us to acknowledge and congratulate a staff member who has served Kearsney for 25 years. Mrs Ruth Gaza qualified and I should like her to come up and to accept a token of our gratitude and appreciation. Kearsney is an active environment; it is like a mini city up on the hiii. The support and involvement from staff and parents are immense. The involvement from Board Members is admirable and I believe it appropriate to express our sincere gratitude to them. They as well as staff members are the unsung heroes, it is interesting when one chats to newcomers to the staff and to the Board to hear their repeated comments that they cannot believe the hard work, commitment and passion shown by existing members. We wish publicly to thank ail staff and Board Members. Board changes and activities over the past year include Board Members who retired this year: Mr Terry Rosenberg, Mrs Helen Gammie and Mr Richard Benney. We are in the process of identifying and appointing replacements. Mr Dennis Barker retired as a Trustee. Our Board Members serve on various sub-committees together with staff members and co-opted specialists. The sub-committees include Education, Marketing, Estates, Finance, Human Resources, Special Projects, Foundation, Parents' Society. Regular meetings are held and the outcomes are generally very effective. A full Board Meeting is held quarterly and we are driving the initiatives more with strategic direction with a view ultimately of the school, its Headmaster and Management driving the operational issues, it is not a perfect world as there are always overlaps and concessions. An early morning session commencing at Gam was held for Board Members and Trustees to experience a morning in the lives of boys and staff members in the classroom. From all accounts it was a very worthwhile experiment. Our Governors thought the breakfast was great and some being old boys could not believe how well off the boys are compared to their "Gladiator" days at Kearsney. No doubt the breakfast that morning was in no way enhanced and would definitely be representative of the everyday norm! This experimental morning in the life of the College was just an example of attempting to challenge the norms, to look at things differently, to adopt change and to investigate new dimensions at Board and School level. The Headmaster has formed an IT committee with experts 1 Page Sponsored by: Lewis family

drawn largely from the parent body. This is an initiative where we need to pursue being at the forefront of change. Specialists have been co-opted onto the Marketing Committee and there is the initiative to do the same in Sport within the dimension of Sports, Science and Technology. Our new Director of Sport, Mr Keith Thompson, is making his mark with the intention of taking sport to new levels from an already excellent base. We are delighted to have Heather Pearse as our new Marketing Director and wish her well. Through the very kind donation from a parent a new tennis pavilion is being constructed. This is an example of the Improvements and attention to detail within the College. The Headmaster with the help of many committed generosities(one such body being the Parents' Society) has seen the street lighting within Kearsney and signage significantly improved. The grounds, gardens and even the expensively renewed sewerage plant are projects undertaken. It never ends but systematically we are getting through our objectives. By the end of March 2003 we expect to have completed a coffee shop / tuck shop between the main rugby and cricket fields. I am sure that the mums will be delighted with this new facility. Much thanks must go to Rob Becker who is Chairman of the Estates Committee for his time and dedication. We wish to thank John Sessions who retired from the Parents' Society as Chairman. He put in much time and effort. David Gorven has taken over and has around him a very active team of parents. David attends our Board Meetings as the Parents' Society representative. Gavin Bester is heading up the Foundation Office based on an American associate school foundation system at Montgomery Bell College. He has embarked on an ongoing appeal campaign. The College needs contributions and we intend to grow the capital base and bursary, scholarships, projects fund over time. I wish to thank the donors and committee members assisting Gavin. Highbury School will be celebrating their centenary next year and we congratulate them and wish them a memorable year with all their celebrations in 2003. They are embarking on building a new sports hall. Our Headmaster Elwyn van den Aardweg has and continues to do a fantastic job as Leader of the College. He is a very clear thinker who is very focused, does not procrastinate and is always very accommodating and willing to learn and to challenge the status quo. The atmosphere and allround balance of sound education within Kearsney continues. Two Board Governors Peter Morgan Chairman of Finance Committee and Willie Coetzee Chairman of Human Resources and legal issues have added an expanded dimension. The Founders/ Old Boys'weekend at Kearsney was exceptional and Gavin Bester as Old Boys'President and Bruce Shuker as Vice-President deserve to be congratulated. Kevin Smith's establishment of the conservancy under challenging circumstances is an admirable achievement. We thank them all. Kearsney is a community, Kearsney is a life, Kearsney is 81 years old this year with huge heritage before it. Its era includes its establishment in history's worst recessionary period, then the second world war, the 11th September 2001 and it will continue to survive many more historic events. We are privileged to be part of its history and its future. Now for a bit of philosophy for the Boys who are moving into the other world but Initially as students: A professor of philosophy stood before his class and had some items in front of him,including a large empty jar. He proceeded to fill the jar with stones and when it was full he asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed It was. He then picked up a box of small pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly and the pebbles of course rolled into the open spaces between the larger stones. He than asked the students again if the jar was full and they agreed it was. The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar and of course the sand filled all the other air spaces. "Now", said the professor, "I want you to recognise that this example is representative of your life. The stones are the important things-your family, your health, your friends, your God,things that if everything else was lost and only they remained your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your qualification, your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else, the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles nor the stones. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things of real Importance". One bright student suggested that if he poured beer into the jar that it would really fill the gaps and that the moral of the story was that no matter how full your life was,there would always be room for beer. In conclusion we all wish the Grade 12s much success in their metric examinations and every future success in life after Kearsney as an old boy. TONY YORK headmaster'sspeech Guest of Honour, Mr Andrew Hudson, Chairman of the Trust Mr Garner, Chairman of the Board, Mr York, ladies and gentlemen and most importantly the metric class of 2002 whom we are here to honour this morning. I should firstly like to thank some special people who have made today possible: Mrs Glynis Dirksen for the flowers In this Hall and Mrs Di York for the flowers in the Greyhound and to Helen Butcher and Samantha Marsden for their assistance with various tasks. Thanks also go to all the staff and boys who have helped with today's proceedings. The choir and orchestra which you have heard today are without their choir mistress, Angela Stevens who hasn't been well for a few weeks now. Gareth Wilkinson and his fellow metrics took up the challenge and assured me that I could leave today In their hands. You boys have done well. I should also like to take this opportunity to welcome new Heads of schools who have joined us today. Mr Guy Pearson, Rector of Michaelhouse; Mr Patrick Salvage of the Equestrian Academy; Miss Sally Chapman of Hillcrest Primary. Those of you who know Mrs Thea Reece,a past teacher at Kearsney wili be saddened to hear that she is not well and Is in fact in hospital. She is 91 years old and has attended approximately 65speech days at Kearsney. This is also an opportune time to say farewell to three members of staff who will be leaving us, Mrs Renee van der Hooven has been a breath offresh air in the Afrikaans Department. (In case you are wondering, this part of my speech was written by Jorrie Costhuizen, head of the Afrikaans Department). From the outset her enthusiasm for Afrikaans and concern for the boys rubbed off on the rest of us. Renee is a true lady with a sense of humour that enabled her to see the lighter side of trying situations not only in the classroom but also in department meetings. She leaves us today to join her husband Chris who on promotion has already relocated to Johannesburg. Eleven years ago Joyce Broadbent took over as HCD Page Sponsored by: Dr Wayne Mackintosh

Science when she moved from Northwood. In her time at Kearsney Joyce not only maintained the success of the department,she took it to new heights. Joyce focussed on excellence and accepted nothing less from her pupils. They found her to be a hard task mistress but had a high regard for her teaching and for the success which her methods brought them. Joyce was fully involved in the co-curricular programme,coaching and administering hockey and being one of only a few women coaches and umpires of cricket. We wish her a happy and well-earned retirement. Unfortunately she is unable to be with us today as she is attending a family wedding in the United Kingdom. Dave Cato also known as "The Machine" has been at Kearsney for 13 years and,together with his wife Helga and daughters Jen and Sam,has made a huge impact on many aspects of Kearsney life. He has coached a wide variety of sports and been a superb teacher of Mathematics. More recently he has run Haley House with his characteristic efficiency and compassion. Above all Dave will be remembered for the type of person that he is: a committed Christian whose deep faith is manifested in his every decision and action. The Gates leave us at the end of the year for Dave to take up the position of Head of Mathematics at Woodridge College outside Port Elizabeth. Here at Kearsney we are tasked with preparing our boys for the future. An ambitious task seeing that the future is not what it used to be. As educationists, we find forecasting difficult. In his book "Ten Lessonsfrom the Future", Wolfgang Grueike suggests that in the not-too-distant future the Information Age will give way to the age of the designer molecule and the birth of the new bio-economy. Genetic Modification is a term which afew years ago was hardly mentioned yet in the past 18 months it has become a household term. The distribution of genetically modified grain has been prohibited in Zambia and Zimbabwe for whatever reasons. Many of us shudder at the awesome power humans hold to create people in our own image as we tamper with DMA of plants and animals. Such are the advances made in this field that soon seeds will be released to grow coloured cotton -blue genesfor blue jeans, without any of the toxic effects of dyes on the environment. Scientists will be able to augment tobacco plants with a gene from fireflies creating tobacco that glows in the dark. Imagine how much easier it will be to detect those boarders who frequent the area below the swimming pool between preps at night! Flowers will be propagated in any conceivable colour combination opening up a whole new field of opportunity for landscape designers. There will be flowers containing corporate logos on their petals-imagine theseflowers grown especiallyfor the speech day of the future all with little greyhounds on their petals. Scientists in England have already managed to grow a chicken with four legs, thus producing twice as many drumsticks per bird. We are witnessing a world where the skills, infra structure and systems of the information age are being fused with the complex, natural world of biology. In our preoccupation with the future, we should be careful not to forget the individual. We are told that each individual is actually a consortium of still living other beings. A termite nestfor example is an individual made up of 1000s of termites each with a specialised role. Within each individual termite are wall to wall micro organisms numbering up to 10 billion bacteria and 10 billion protons. The individual termite cannot exist without these billions of other individual organisms. Satellite technology and remote sensing have made it possible to detect an object as small as an A4size sheetfrom several hundred kilometres above the earth's surface. Fathers, one day you will be able to access this information off the internet while you are overseas to see whether your son has taken your carfrom your home in Hillcrest for a spin while you are away. Imagine looking down,from the outer limits ofthe atmosphere and focusing on the boundary of green and blue on the south east coast of Africa. As you focus in a built-up area which is the greater Durban area becomes visible. There are ribbons which are recognised as highways and soon there is a manicured geometric green area with what appears to be lighter shaded rectangles. On closer inspection there is a greyhound dog on a plinth on an island in the road. It happens to be one of the few days in the year when we at Kearsney don't have mist, and you see the grounds and the buildings,and leaves, plenty of leaves. But,as with a termite's nest,there is more to this individual area. There are people, staff, grounds staff, administration,finance and academic staff all going about their daily duties. There may be afew mothers dropping off items with their sons left at home. There are boys in groups talking, learning, joking, playing; individuals grappling with growing up, arguing about the ethics of cloning,the use of human stem cells to grow organs, the use of Ecstacy,the threat of AIDS, will I be accepted into university, will I get a job,should the USA invade iraq? How did Hilton beat us, and TWICE? This College is about individuals in the termite nest that is Kearsney. And on this particular occasion we are here to honour the matric class of 2002. I have enjoyed my contact with the Head and Deputy Head of the College,Steve Meyer and Graham Lewis. It is a tribute to them that the matric group hasfunctioned as a unit, united in their iove of life and their loyalty to each other and to the College. Steve has had to face personal disappointments where through injuries he was denied the dream he had had since a small boy of representing his province in rugby. Added to this was the lost opportunity to lead the first XV through the season and to represent his school at cricket. Despite this Steve has kept the flame of hope alive and in his quiet way gone about his duties. Graham has been the proverbial pillar of support and in his unassuming manner has gained the admiration and respect of boys and staff alike. To you young gentlemen and the Heads and deputies of the Houses, I am indeed most grateful for your leadership of the College. I also wish to pay tribute to those many matric boys who worked so hard on the various task groups. Your devotion to the work which had to be done is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your patience and your constructive criticism of a leadership system which was introduced to give more boys opportunities for leadership within the College. To the matric group as a whole, I thank you for making my interaction with you as pleasant as it was. It can't be easy to welcome a new headmaster when you are in your senior years. And then when he introduces changes, it makes it even worse. Yet I have always felt that I could trust you. Admittedly we had the odd occasion when our fireside chats in the chapel or right here in this hall became quite serious but you responded positively. We were able to talk straight, to agree on things and to walk away trusting each other. Those were rare occasions in a year characterised by good relationships and co-operation. There are some of you I shal l never forget,there are none of you I should like to w 1 Page Sponsored by:the Gorven family

forget. This relationship has to continue because, iike the termites, we need each other. You will soon be leaving the safety and security of this termite nest and you will be winging your way out Into the world. But before then you have a few examinations to write. We are aware that there have been concerns expressed as to the future of the lEB examination In the light of media reports and the stance taken by our Education Minister Prof Kader Asmal. Our Independent Schools Association iSASA has fought a long and hard battle on behalf of its members and i am happy to report that this Association has informed us that draft legislation has been amended to allow the lEB to continue offering an independent alternative to the State Matriculation Certificate. Boys, I trust that we have equipped you with ail that is required to make you successful In your lives. Our best wishes go to your parents and to you for happiness in your iives that iie ahead. We shall watch your progress with interest knowing that something of Kearsney is now part of your genetic make up. Thank you and God bless you. ELWYN VAN DEN AARDWEG headboy's address Good morning Mr Hudson, Mr van den Aardweg, members of staff, visitors to the college and boys. Roughly a week ago, I was approached by a member of staff who inquired how the preparation of my "big" speech was going. A chill of anxiety ran through me,firstly because I realised I hadn't even thought about It and secondly, and more importantly, I realised just how quickly this year has gone. It seems just the other day I was delivering my first speech as Headboy and today in whatseems a blink of the eye I'm delivering my penultimate address to the school. Many Headboys before me have described Kearsney by means of metaphors and similes, and for fear of repeating an already done comparison I've decided to describe to you a jumble of memories and experiences I have encountered during my time here. Upon arriving at Kearsney my parents were told that I had been placed In a boat and Instead of my parents guiding me down the long river of high school and maturity, I was given a paddle and forced to row for myself. Thefew years that I have been privileged enough to have at Kearsney have given me the opportunity to meet new people, encounter new experiences and form friendships that will last a lifetime. Because of the amount oftime spenttogether during the week, a strong form of brotherhood is formed between the boys; i believe a brotherhood which Is unique and very special. Kearsney boys are reknowned for their unity and loyalty to each other, and so they should be. I arrived at Kearsney as a boy who thought he knew it all, but rather had a lot to learn. After five years of processing through the system of discipline and respect, I think I can safely say that the once naive and confused boy has been transformed into a man who has a firmer grasp on reality. As many have said before,"Kearsney is not just a school, but a way of life". And I honestly believe this. I believe Kearsney boys are produced to be of a different calibre, one which Is much sought after in later life. The added values we learn at Kearsney are those extra touches which add to the all round education we have the opportunity of attaining. But the wearing of the navy blazer and maroon and white tie doesn't necessarily make me a Kearsney boy In the true sense. Kearsney boys have a pride for their school which Is second to none. Upon becoming a Kearsney boy we experience that feeling of utmost pride and loyalty for our school. Up In Haley there Is a framed text which I think best describes that feeling experienced by Kearsney boys. It reads asfollows: ... Kearsney Is not just a school Kearsney is a feeling A chill that runs down your spine When Shosholoza echoes across the playing fields Kearsney Is more than a school Kearsney is an experience A way of life LIVE IT TO THE FULL This short text describes Kearsney in a nut shell. It's the pride we have for Kearsney which gives us that sense of welcome we feel when we drive through the gates, that feeling of belonging to something greater than ourselves when we are on that stand screaming for our first team to win. It's thatfeeling of anxiety and excitement we experience when we are standing in the change room, shoulder to shoulder with the rest of our team who all have the same intention as we do;to run onto that field and play our hearts out for our school. It is times like these i shall remember once I have long gone. Forty years from now I won't remember the score against a team such as Marltzburg College but I will remember standing in that flooded change room with the fourteen other players in my team. I will remember the piercing smeil of Deep Heat,the constanttapping of studs as nerves began to kick in. And i will always remember the pride and passion that was shared between us when we sang Shosholoza from our hearts every Saturday before running out onto the fieid to play for the 600 boys sitting on the stand. I will remember that emotional night on the Stott which only a handful were lucky enough to be a part of. It Is memories like these which will remind us of the times we spent here. I think all the Metrics have special memories and experiences that they will cherish, some personal, some shared with others but special nevertheless. This year has been filled with much learning and maturing. I have faced many challenges which have truly tested me. But such is the nature of Kearsney boys and my family, I have never been short of support and love. Being given the position of Headboy at a school as prestigious as Kearsney College is an honour which I shall always cherish. Along with the position comes privileges, duties and responsibilities. I think the privileges as in most cases were never a problem but the rest wouldn't have been quite so easy without the support and help of my very capable prefect body. A leader is only as strong as the team that supports him and without myfellow prefects and matrlcs this year would have seemed a lot longer. At the beginning of the year I proposed running the school by focussing on the small things; the things we can control: greeting, appearance and discipline. it is these minute elements which create a feeling of selfprlde and Inevitably a collective pride for our school. It is these small aspects which set us apartfrom our rival private schools and In my opinion are the reasons for yet another successful year. With ourfocus being targeted at the small things the big things have sorted themselves out. My challenge to all of you sitting before me is to take Kearsney to an even greater height by building on the Page Sponsored by: Van Tonder family