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board ofgovernors Ex-officio members Rev M Dandala Bishop P Mallnga Mr C Woolacott Nominated members Mr A W H York Mr K Johnson Mr R Becker Mr L F Buys Mr W P Coetzee Mrs Gugu Mji Mr P D Morgan Mr D Pearse Mr D Polklnghorne Mrs K Tocknell Mrs G Williams Mr D Woodhouse Prof P M Zulu Ex Offlcio Members Mr E S Garner The Presiding Bishop The Bishop of the KwaZulu Natal Coastal District The Representative of KwaZulu Natal Coastal District Chairman Vice Chairman Honorary Life Governor Prof V J Bredenkamp Elected Members Mr E S Garner Chairman Mr R Becker Mr J W Gafney Mr N Gerber Mr C Woolacott Mr A W H York Ex Offlcio Member Rev M Dandala The Presiding Bishop Honorary Life Trustees Mr K Comins MrTA Polkinghorn Dr G W Shuker Mr A B Theunissen Rev C Wilkins Chairman of the Trustees Kearsney College Old Boys'Club Mr J Bester Old Boys'Representative Mr B Shuker Chairman Parents'Society Representative Mr D Gorven In Attendance at Board Meetings Mr E D van den Aardweg Kearsney College Headmaster Mrs B Croudace The Bursar Mrs P Needham Secretary to the Board of Governors It / J Jt Mi J K s Ik TV 1 y1 X ■A m

L W from the headmaster'sdesk Improvement of the grounds,gardens and facilities have taken much of our time and effort this year. Based on the belief that if we can be proud of our environment and physical space,we will take a pride in ourselves It was decided to make our grounds reflect our approach to educating/raising boys. A new garden maintenance contractor was appointed and he soon set about enhancing our beautiful estates working with Dr Graham Shuker and John Smith our Estates Manager. These gentlemen have systematically implemented a plan which was formulated three years ago. Gradual eradication of Invasive and alien vegetation combined with the planting of indigenous low maintenance drought resistant ground covers and shrubs are making a visit to the school an aesthetically pleasing experience. A number of building and maintenance projects was completed during the course of the year. First up was the tennis pavilion on the west side of the courts. The benefaction of a parent Mr Paul Reid-Robertson which made this facility possible is acknowledged. The main gates to the College were refashioned and the familiar horizontal cross piece between the entrance pillars was removed. It had received some heavy knocks from abnormally high vehicles and the advice from engineers suggested it might have been significantly weakened by these damages. Judging by the number of jackhammers it took to bring it down, there was absolutely no danger of it ever collapsing on its own! Nevertheless,the entrance to the College is certainly looking superb. By May, two projects were well under way. While the coffee shop (coffee @ kearsney) positioned between the A H Smith oval and the Stott Field was creating much discussion,the network of roads was undergoing a resurfacing. Both the roads and the Coffee Shop were completed in the July holidays and it was with great pride that the Kearsney community gathered on the first day of term 3to open the coffee shop facility, which has proved its worth in a very short space of time. Funding was provided in ajoint venture with our caterers, Kagiso Khulani Supervision Services and contributions from the Parents'Society, Munro Banks(an Old Boy) and a loan from the Kearsney College Trust. Aquatics were the recipients of much needed attention. The heating problems in the pool were addressed with the purchase of two new heaters, covers were fitted to the new fDool, two lights were erected and the stands between the two pools were covered with a brand new construction. This facility was opened in October with donors to the project acknowledged for their generosity. We congratulate three members of staff on reaching the significant quarter century of service to the College; Patrick Moyna Caleb Majola Phillipine Miya y m ..' We welcomed Mr Fergus Gray, his wife Margaret and son Devan from Pietermaritzburg. Fergusteaches Physical Science up to metric level, coaches rugby and cricket and was quickly accepted into the group of staff who fancy themselves as fishermen. Marco Botha, his wife Elize and son Marcel and daughter Chantal joined us at the start of the year. Marco teachesjunior and senior Mathematics,Is In charge ofswimming and coaches hockey. Gavin Louis, a product of the Teacher Intern Programme, was employed on a full-time basis in the Biology department. He coaches basketball and rugby and was a member of the staff rugby and soccer teams until his unfortunate injury in the first few minutes of the soccer match when the older membersof the team were left to pick up where he had left off! Three teacher Interns were sponsored and hosted by the College: Mr Jody Dunn, Mr Donovan Boshoff(Old Boy)and Mr Sthemblso Mhlongo (who withdrew from internship in September). Sue Cartwrighttook up the reins as Head of Science and Mike Griffiths was appointed Head of Biology on the emigration of Gary Collins to Australia. Gary, his wife Sandy and their sons Christopher and Nicholas sadly left us to satisfy Gary's wanderlust and long-time desire to teach in the Antipodes. As we look towards 2004, promotional opportunities have given some the chance to take on new responsibilities. Anthony Willows after five years at the helm In FInningley passes the baton to Jorrie Oosthulzen. Anthony will head up a new post, that of Student Affairs which encompasses prefects, the Student Councils, mentorship, tutorship, new boy integration and the counselling service at the College. Fergus Gray moves In as Assistant Housemaster In Sheffield. Mr Chlnsamy Reddy from the Maintenance Department left us after 23years of loyal service. Virtually the entire History department retired at the end of 2003, taking 78 years of Kearsney experience with it. Both the Head of History Robin Lamplough (37 years) and the Senior Deputy Headmaster Justin Hall (41 years)concluded their teaching careers after sterling service to the College. At a combined farewell to these two gentlemen in early December tributes were paid to them by the Board,Trustees, Old Boys and their colleagues. We salute them for the quality of service they have provided to countless generations of schoolboys. Mr Adam Rogers from the English Department takes over as Head of History at the beginning of 2004. m

s,' # '*1 Z 4 rS: W •<v i 1 * m MWlMiS^Mf Seated: B Steyn,A van Zyl,A Willows, R de Vllllers, R Lamplough, J Hall, E van den Aardweg,K Decker, M Bissell, D Goldhawk, Rev R Ramsay,S van Wyk 2nd Row:A Stevens,W O'Conner,8Cartwright, K Smith, F Zungu,W Marsden,P Isaac, F Cocks,J Drew,W Amos A Fripp 0Tullldqe V Wallace 3rd Row:P RAtcliffe, A Henderson, D Graves, D Boshoff,P King, G Shone, B Riley, M Botha, B Thompson,L Herman,B Ndaba,S Zukulu Back Row:J Dunn,A Murray,J Gosthuizen,O Phipps, M Albers, M Griffiths, A Rogers,G Louis, F Gray Staff2003 Mr E van den Aardweg Mr J L Hall Mr K M Decker Mr M J Bissell Mr R de Vllllers Mr M Albers Mr W Amos Mr M Botha Mr R Candotti Miss S A Cartwright Mr F P D Cocks Mr G Collins Mr J A Drew Mrs A Fripp Mr D J Goldhawk Mr D Graves Mr F Gray Mr M Griffiths MrsS Griffiths Mr A A D Henderson Miss E Herman Mrs P Isaac Mr P King Mr R W Lamplough Mr G Louis Mrs C L Mare Mr W Marsden Mr A J Murray Mr B Ndaba Mrs W C Oconnor Mr J A Gosthuizen Mr O D Phipps Rev R Ramsay BA(Hons)HDE BEd MA BEd BEd T Cert BA(Hons)HDE BSC(Hons)HDE B Com HDE BA(Hons)HDE HDEACE BA(Hons)HED BSC(Hons)HDE BABEd BSc(Agric) HDE BA HDE BCom HDE FDE BA(Hons)Grad CE BA BEd BSC BSc UED BA(Hons)PCE BA(Hons)HDE BAHED BSoc Sc BEd Dip Lib SC BAUED BA(Hons)UED B Sec Ed BA HDE(Commerce) BAHED PPaed (Arts) BA(Hons)Med BAHDE BSc SID RDE Med BTh(Unisa) Headmaster Senior Deputy Headmaster/ History S / Mathematics Matric/ History enior Deputy Headmaster Deputy Headmaster i/c Post Head of Middle School / Biology 1/ c Accounting Geography Maths English Science Maths i/c Biology Geography / History Accounting / Computer Literacy English / Senior Housemaster Gillingham Afrikaans Science Biology i/c French i/c Drama Afrikaans i/c Resource Centre i/c Geography i/c History i/c Leadership Biology Resource Centre Assistant(P/T) Accounting Afrikaans i/c Zulu Guidance Counsellor i/c Afrikaans i/c Computer Studies Chaplain if

Mrs J L Ratcliffe BATC Mr P AT Ratcliffe BEd T Dip Mr B Riley Nat Dip - Ind. Teach Mr A Rogers BA HDE Dip. Mkt Man. Mrs P Rees Mr G E M Shone BAUED Mr K M Smith BAHDE Mrs A M Stevens LTCL Mr B Steyn BCom HDE Mr B N Thompson HDE Mrs P Thompson Mrs C V Tullidge NTDANHD Mr S L van Wyk HDE(SEC.ED) Mr A F van Zyl BAHDE Mrs V A Wallace BAHDE Mr A H Willows BSC HDE Mr F Zungu BSS(Hons) Mr R S Zukulu BABEd Mrs R Armstrong Dip Bookkeeping Mrs M W Alborough Mr G Bester Mrs R Govender Dip. HR Management MsS Cain Mrs L M Croudace BCom Mrs J du Casse Mrs H Pearse Mrs P Needham Mrs L Penfold Mrs V Bisson Dayal Mrs T Quaradeghini Mrs K Southwell Dip Ed Mrs R Walburger Miss P Sutherland BA Mrs D BIssell Reg Nurse / Midwifery Sister J Lee Reg Nurse / Midwifery Ms A M Fuller Mr R J Smith Mr J Govender Mr R Pillay Mr J Cele Mr R Sibiya Miss H DIamini MrsT Kistensamy ICDL Miss T Moonsamy ICDL Mr K Thompson Maths(P/T) i/c Maths Design and Technology English Art(PA") English i/c Physical Education i/c Music Accounting / Housemaster Pembroke Science Art(P/T) i/c Art Science Afrikaans / Housemaster Sheffield i/c English Maths/ Housemaster Finningly Zulu Geography Debtors Controller Receptionist Foundation Director Resource Manager School Secretary Bursar Kit and Clothing Shop Manager Director of Marketing Headmaster's Secretary Marketing Secretary Kit and Clothing Shop Assistant Financial Clerk Assistant Bursar Music Department Secretary(P/T) Foundation Office Secretary Sanatorium Sanatorium Matron / Housekeeper Estate Manager Sportsfield Supervisor Maintenance Supervisor Photocopy Clerk Driver Tea Lady Laboratory Assistant Laboratory Assistant Sports Director } I V m

I ■Wi m m •V i .^AS5 Seated:R Sibiya, B Croudace, K Thompson, H Pearse, SM Alborough 2nd Row: S Cain, V Bisson Dayal, K Southwell, R Armstrong, K Lester, R Govender, J Cele Back Row: T KIstensamy, J du Casse, P Needham, T Moonsamy, H DIamlnl aveatquevale In January, Donovan Boshoff an Old Boy, returned to Kearsney to teach Mathematics and Business Economics. We also welcomed Marco Botha, who joined the Mathematics Department; Fergus Gray, who joined the Science Department and Kurt Lester, who assumed duties as computer technician in place of David Baker. Gavin Louis, a student intern last year was appointed to a full-time position in the Biology Department. Jody Dunn returned to us from MIchaelhouse as a student intern and S'themblso Mhlongo joined him as a student Intern for the first three terms. Paula Thompson joined us as a part-time teacher In the Art Department. She later left to devote her time to the Hlllcrest Aids Centre and was replaced by PIppa Rees. Caron Sutherland left during the course of the year and Paula Gronje replaced her as Gavin Bester's secretary in the Foundation Office. We also bade farewell to IT facilitator Peter Turner and to Head of Biology Gary Collins, who immigrated to Australia. Several members of staff took a well-earned spell of long leave during the year. These included Jorrie Gosthuizen, David Graves, Roberto Candotti, Athol Henderson and Kevin Smith. We welcomed Jan van Wyk, Michelle Albers, Tracy Richardson and John Camp as locums. Zulu teacher Francis Zungu and Savy Mkhize celebrated their marriage at the beginning of the year and at Speech Day we celebrated the completion of twenty-five years' service to the college by Caleb Majola, whose photograph will soon be added to the gallery In the foyer of the Henderson Hall. Anthony Willows stood down as Housemaster of Finnlngley House at the end of the year after six years of distinguished and dedicated service. Jorrie Gosthuizen will take up the helm of the blue house In January 2004. At the end of the year we said our goodbyes to three men whose combined service to Kearsney exceeds a hundred years. Individual tributes to Justin Hall, Robin Lamplough and Chinnasami Reddy are to be found elsewhere in this magazine. POWDER- y KZN Quality and Service Manufacturers and distributors of powder coating powder for the coating industry. Tefcphoi*: <031)700-1130 Fax: (031)700-1131

I justin hall valedictory m Justin spent his primary school years at SACHS in Cape Town, and his senior years at Pretoria Boys High School where he was a sound scholar and played cricket and tennis. After matric he spent a year working in a Building Society and then went to Maritzburg University where he completed a BA and a UED. It was towards the end of these years that Justin met Pat, a first year"sprig" and so fair game for the lecherous seniors! It all started with Justin(and afriend)giving Pat (and a friend)a lift in his little Austin A35. The first year lady students had to wear ribbons and - lo and behold - Pat's ribbon was left curled up on the seat when the girls alighted. Justin, ever the gallant gentleman,felt honour bound to return the ribbon to Pat. He maintains to this day that he was the victim of Pat's feminine wiles. She doesn't argue, but flashes that enigmatic smile of hers. Whatever the truth, the rest(as they say) is History. Justin came straight from Maritzburg University to Kearsney -and that was in January 1963! Fifteen months later he and Pat married (Pat was teaching at Hillcrest Primary School). Justin is one of the most qualified teachers that Kearsney has ever had. He has a BA,a History Honours and a Bachelor of Education ie 4 degrees. He took a year's unpaid leave from Kearsney to do his History Honours full time. It would be tight financially, but Pat would keep the home fires burning. It would be fine unless something unexpected happens ... that's right Pat got pregnant! It was a tough year but the Halls returned to Kearsney expanded in mind and body!And the Hall family of four lovely daughters was launched. (Interesting is that Justin and Robin Lamplough were undergraduates together in the history lectures at Maritzburg University-and Robin came in to take Justin's place when he went off to do his honours. Justin returned the following year and the two have now manned the ramparts in the History Department together for the past 37 years!) Justin has been everything at Kearsney exceptthe Headmaster. He has been classroom teacher, HOD History, Housemaster of Haley, Senior Master, Deputy Headmaster, and senior Deputy Headmaster. He is a great cricket lover (to this day if anybody wants know the score in a match in which South Africa is involved, ask Justin!). He was master-in-charge of cricket at Kearsney for 17 years and also coached the 1st XI for a few years. What not many people know is that Justin introduced hockey to Kearsney and coached the first hockey team for several years as well. Justin, of course, is a doyen of Natal History Teachers. Ever the academic, he has written several school History text books which have been used extensively across the country. (I certainly used them when I was teaching in the Transvaal) and he has been an examiner for many years, both for the NED and the lEB. He is presently the moderator of all the lEB History papers, a job which he will continue to do into the first few years of his retirement. Justin and Pat are a wonderful Kearsney couple whose family life is an example to all around. They have four bright and beautiful daughters and are also proud grandparents several times over. Justin, first and foremost, is a family man. I have known Justin for only the last decade of his time here at Kearsney. To know him is to know a man who is essentially a gentleman in the true sense of the word. He has about him a certain charm. What I really admire about him is the calmness that he brings to sometimes potentially explosive situations. He has wisdom and a wonderful ability(thanks perhaps to his history training)to cut through the guff and get quickly to the heart of the matter. Our headmaster simply calls him "O Wise One" and that perhaps really sums Justin up. I call him "Jumping Jack Flash" because he is so very proactive and organised. Everything is always already done when you work with Justin-he is so adept an administrator that it often looks as if he has nothing to do! Pat, on the other hand,sees him as a shepherd who is forever reminding people to do things and herding them along-including (or especially)the family. Justin often talks about "the power of positive nagging". Justin came from an era when Kearsney was still a small school. Many ofthe teachers of that time speak of the Kearsney staff being like a family when,for example, Mr and Mrs Osier would go for their Sunday afternoon walks and invariably pop in unannounced to any of the teachers' houses for a cup of tea and a chat. It is Justin who carries that torch of staff togetherness at Kearsney still today. He believes unequivocally in the old teaching truism that if you have a happy staff, you will have a happy school. He is genuinely concerned about the happiness and welfare of the staff. At the executive level, it is always Justin who makes sure that the interests of the staff are considered. If anyone on the staff (or their families) have been ill, it is always Justin who will make the phone call, or visit them in the hospital. It is in his caring, fatherly role, that I will always remember Justin. To Justin a teacher is always judged first and foremost by his performance in front of the boys in the classroom and above all else he himself is an incredibly successful and respected history teacher. It is in the classroom that he really comes into his own. This is an old pedagogue axiom that is used to encourage teachers to be the best that they can be,and I think that it really does apply perfectly to Justin. It reads: THE MEDIOCRE TEACHER TELLS THE GOOD TEACHER EXPLAINS THE SUPERIOR TEACHER DEMONSTRATES BUT THE GREAT TEACHER INSPIRES Justin, without any doubt, is an inspiration to many people at many levels. Ladies and gentleman, for the last time in 41 years as a Kearsney teacher, I give you Justin Hall Mick Bissell justin hall'sfarewellspeech I wish to thank Wally Robinson for his tribute on behalf of the old boys, and Mick Bissell speaking on behalf of the staff, for their kind, if exaggerated,comments. I wish also to thank all of you for being here, and especially those among you who have taken the trouble to come long distances. For a number of years it was my function to set up and stage manage such functions for departing staff. Among the things which I did was to advise the departees as to the length of the farewell speech which was appropriate. Those who had served Kearsney for a long time obviously needed more time. The rule of thumb which I used roughly two minutes per year of service. I do realise that now it is my turn, the least I can do is to follow the advice which I have given to many others, if I am not to be accused of inconsistency. This speech therefore has to be 82 minutes long. In deciding on the format of my farewell speech,there are a number of examples from the past which I have considered. One which I found attractive dates from a few years ago , when the departee clutched the staff telephone list, and personally thanked every person on it. If I chose this option, however, it would only be right and proper to mention all those

m The danger of thanking individuals is the hurt you do to those whom you leave out. I will thus make little reference to individuals, except in an historical context. The major exception to this is my wife. There is nobody to hurt, as I only have one of them. Pat has been at my side throughout my Kearsney career. She has been a comfort in times of trials, a partner in times of triumph. She has been a loyal Kearsney wife and has served the school with great loyalty in her own quiet way. I thank you Pat for being you. In my comments, I will repeat a few of the things which I said at the metric leavers dinner afew weeks ago. To those of you who were at the dinner it's a penance which you have to pay for coming to listen to me again. I am generally known as a man offew words. If I am to speak for 82 minutes I thus have to use all the words which I have. I will start at the beginning. When I was doing my teaching Diploma course,the professor announced that Kearsney was looking for some young teachers for the following year. I had no idea where Kearsney was. I got directions and came to see Stanley Osier. At the end of a short chat he said:'So, will we see you on the 16th of January?'. I agreed, we shook hands, and that was that. There was no mention of pay or any other such mundane details. There was no letter of appointment - it was simply an agreement between professionals. In fact, I am yet to receive a letter of appointment and I suppose I have been here all this time unofficially, and thus have no right to be standing here. In 1963 Kearsney was a little known school of just over 300 boys, with three day boys. The bureaucracy of the school was limited. There was a headmaster and a Vice-Principal, a bursar and Pixy Milbank. Pixy was telephonist, receptionist. Headmaster's secretary, staff secretary and Bursar's secretary. The end of term accounts were done by hand, by the housemasters. Teachers, as professionals, were expected to solve their own day to day problems, and only to call in the 'heavies'on major issues. In 1963 the Kearsney boarding fees were R570- per year! Everyone, especially parents, are aware of how these fees have escalated over the years. My starting salary was under R100 per month -that has also escalated, and in fact has nearly doubled over the years. In retrospect I can see that I arrived at the start of an expansion phase of the college. I was one of twelve young bachelors on the staff, eight of whom arrived at the same time as I did. Some of them only stayed at Kearsney for afew years before leaving to pursue academic careers elsewhere. Five of them subsequently became I university professors, and one of them recently retired as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University. During my first couple of years a number of buildings were added to Finningley, Gillingham and Pembroke houses. Most of the boys I remember best date from those early days, as the age difference was not great. In fact, I was often mistaken for a schoolboy by parents. It has been my pleasure to see so many of those boys return to the school as fathers of sons at Kearsney. staff with whom I have served over the years so as not to hurt anyone. Fortunately I have kept all the staff telephone lists since I started. The number of people concerned totals 428. I have eliminated those who are now dead - as they are beyond hurt - and reduced the number to 399. Always conscious of my obligation to occupy 82 minutes, I decided on this path. I then rejected it, when I realised that I can't remember what some of them look like, let alone anything about them. As the years passed many other fine buildings were addedthese included the library, new classrooms,the art and music centre, and, more recently, Sheffield House and the Drama Centre. One building that does not fit into the definition of 'fine buildings'is Fort Mistake. When I came to Kearsney the administration block was a low key single storey building, with a neat pitched tile roof. One could clearly see two of Kearsney's features-the hall and the chapel-as one drove in. As the school expanded, there was a need for extra office space, and the disastrous decision wastaken to expand the building upwards. As the building proceeded, the full horror of this fortress-like architectural monstrosity emerged in all its glory. In an attempt to make it look worse, pseudo Corinthian columns were moulded onto its walls. If it is any consolation, it actually originally looked worse. The front panels were covered with tiles, which were supposed to tie Kearsney Maroon, but were actually pink. Fortunately these began to fall off and luckily could not be replaced,leading to the removal of those which remained. A few years ago, due to the burgeoning bureaucracy, more offices were added to the back of the building, mercifully out of sight from the front. In my time at Kearsney I have seen the school grow in numbers, facilities, and,above all in confidence. The little-known country school has become a leading force in education in this province, and indeed in the country. It is also becoming known internationally. It has been my privilege to be a part of this growth process. I have been fortunate to have been part of the decision making team for most of my teaching career; for ten years as housemaster, and for twenty-three years as a Deputy Head of sorts. I will refer to the three men who played a part in the formative years of my career,and helped to shape my attitudes and my understanding of Kearsney. These were the first three of the five headmasters under whom I have served. I served under Stanley Osier for only two years before his retirement, but he made a profound impression on me. Over the years I have said to myself many times "What would Stanley Osier have done in these circumstances?". He remains in my memory as the epitome of the perfect gentleman. He wasa quiet, soft-spoken, scholarly man. He placed great trust in his staff, working on the premise that if you trusted them and treated them as professionals they generally behaved as such. When one joined his staff one had the feeling that one had joined his family. The concept of the "Kearsney Family" thus became embedded in me from the start. He and his wife had 'open house'in their home every Sunday afternoon for those staff who wished to pop in for tea and a chat. Stanley Osier was generally in his office before 6:00 am every morning practising his flute playing. Being a considerate man he did not inflict his agony on his family! Occasionally recalcitrant boys were told to report to him early in the morning,and waited outside his office to quite literally face the music! Many years later it was my privilege to do the research and write a chapter on his Headmastership for the school history, 'Opportunities Seized". This enhanced my respect for the man. I was able to see that it was his leadership which set in motion the process which transformed the small country school into the force it is today. He presided over an important growth phase in Kearsney's History, both in terms of numbers and buildings. His expansion plans were not always well received by those staff who wanted Kearsney to remain the small, intimate school of the past,and Stanley's life at Kearsney was not always a happy one. However, both Kearsney and I owe him a great debt.

I i Jimmy Hopkins, his Deputy, took over when Stanley retired prematurely. Jimmy wasa Kearsney man through and through. Grandson of thefounder. Sir Liege Hulett, he had been educated at the old Kearsney and had taught nowhere else. His only break from the school was five years of army service in World War Two. Jimmy had risen through the ranks from junior teacher to headmaster. He had personal experience of many facets of Kearsney life, having done most things himself at some time or other. He thus had an intimate knowledge of the needs and frustrations of staff. He worked tirelessly on behalf of his staff. In this regard the process of providing housesfor staff was greatly expanded. Under his management a large number of houses were either built or bought. He, like Stanley Osier, also treated his staff with respect. I well remember him phoning me as Haley Housemaster to ask if he could bring a visitor to the house. He would only ever enter a house by appointment and together with the housemaster. He had a fiery temper,and woe betide any staff member who let him down badly. I can remember several who vanished overnight without trace! lut > I 4-^ 9 Jimmy retired after ten years in the saddle,to be replaced by Colin Silcock, an experienced headmaster who came to us from the then Rhodesia. Colin's administration of the school was utterly professional! and down the line. He did not accept Kearsney's status as third among the major boys' private school in Natal, which wasa hangoverfrom its days asa much smaller school. 1 believe that Colin's major contribution was to give Kearsney self belief and self confidence which was a reflection of his self confidence as headmaster. For a long time Kearsney had the reputation of being'good losers'on the sports field. Indeed we did have plenty of practice at losing. Colin would not accept that. He worked, with great success, at teaching Kearsney boys to become gracious winners instead. Anotherfeature of Kearsney's development under Colin Silcock was the steady increase in the number of day boys. The once tiny hamlet of Hillcrest was expanding rapidly, as was the corresponding increase in demand for day boy places. When Colin Silcock retired in 1990 Kearsney had certainly 'arrived'. We were prepared to take second place to nobody, and were being referred to as'one of the three leading boys' private schools in Natal'. This is a legacy which Colin can indeed be proud of. Both he and Charmian maintained the collegiality of the staff and took a keen interest in the staff and their families. learning to get their tongues around your name, let alone anything else. You have two of the essential requirements for the job-namely the ability to see things in perspective, and a sense of humour. Your reign is destined to see Kearsney rise to new heights in all fields. I wish you and your team every success in this endeavour. To my wonderful colleagues, both past and present, you have been, and are the lifeblood of Kearsney. Without you, the school would not be where it is today. You are the foot soldiers who do tfte work and who set and guard the tone and welfare of Kearsney. In my long years at Kearsney I have had the privilege to work with some fantastic people. (I must admit there have been some odd bods as well). Over the years Kearsney has engendered an amazing loyalty and commitmentfrom its staff, who have exhibited great camaraderie and support for each other. Many who have left us to go to other schools have commented that this spirit is rare indeed, and that they have not found it elsewhere. As Deputy Head I have always regarded staff welfare and staff morale as one of my paramount responsibilities, and I have valued the co-operation and support which I have received from staff. I believe that there has been a spirit of mutual understanding and respect between us, which I have valued greatly. Assomeone who has been intimately involved with Kearsney for a long time, I believe that I have acquired some knowledge of and insights into the College. I also believe that I have the right to leave with some words of advice to those who remain. My advice is aimed at those in decision making positions and in management of the Board of Governors and the school management. I will raise just two issues: Don't lose sight of the fundamental essence of Kearsney, which is essentially a down to earth straight forward school, with no place for pretence and glitter. Kearsney has up to now and must continue into the future to produce honest, unaffected young men. I do realise that it is essential for the College to take the lead in educational innovation and technology and to strive for improvement in all fields at all times, but this must not be at the expense of people. Kearsney must remain a people orientation institution; Don't lose sight of your staff, who are the life blood of Kearsney. I will quote an obvious truism -"A happy staff makes for a happy and successful school". In my time at Kearsney I have seen the school go through many highs, and afew lows. The highs correspond exactly with times when the staff morale has been high;as the lows have been at times of low staff morale. Treat your staff as precious jewels, to be respected and honoured at all times. Motivated, committed staff such as I have worked with are rare indeed, and I am afraid are becoming rarer. Pat and I wish to thank all at Kearsney, both past and present, for the wonderful life the school has given us and our girls. We wish you, and Kearsney a great future. m y I pay tribute to these three men from whom I learnt so much. Justin Hall During the last three years I have enjoyed very much working with the'new'headmaster, Elwyn van den Aardweg. Elwyn, I am afraid that you are to be known as the'new'headmaster for a few more years. After three years many people are still II

i| farewellto robin lamplough Rob has over the years shown himself to have unique qualities and abilities. He has been a devoted and loyal husband to Jean his dignified and gracious wife of some 35 years. Sheila Griffiths has paid tribute to the wonderful contribution she has made to Kearsney College over the years. Asa father Rob has been a wonderful role model and displayed exceptional qualities both as a leader and afather in his family. To have all his offspring, Miles, Alan and Peter so successful at school and in their university and chosen careers, will attest to that. Looking through some of the earlier chronicles I noted Rob's turn of phrase and unique ability to use the english language so expressively wassoon apparent. Commenting on his U14C cricket team "the team suffered a series of honourable defeats". On his 4th and 5th XV "ad hoc teams were press-ganged to meet the fixture list" Computerisation caused the older generation many difficulties including Rob. Rob writes"Agnes Potter wassent on a course to learn the mysteries of these new contrivances". The position has changed somewhat and in his professional approach he has got to grips with the technology. The Kearsney Rugby Fraternity take note: Rob had in 1968 and 1969 two unbeaten College 5th and 6th Rugby XV sides. There are not many coaches at Kearsney College that can boast this record. the •Rob edited the Kearsney Chronicle for several years in early 1970s - a huge undertaking. •Wasthe innovator of the Carpe Diem,the forerunner of the News& Views. •Was the founder in 1981 of the Local History Research Unit. •Wasfor many years the driver of debating and public speaking. •Was an examiner of Metric History and edited a number of text books. •Became Pembroke Housemaster in 1993 and resigned in 1999. •Went on long leave to Scotland to research, amongst other matters,the question of Bullying and how their institutions deal with this great problem. More recently, co-ordinated the Leadership Programme and ran the Junior and Senior School Councils. A colleague mentioned in conversation "She has never over 15 years heard a single boy say or write anything derogatory of Rob as a teacher". I am not sure that many teachers at Kearsney will have that reputation. Matthew my son, who grew up with Peter and is still a good friend of his, describes Mr Lamplough as a teacher with a great knowledge and intellect and a person for whom he has awesome respect. Perhapstosum him up asa Schoolmaster,Justin Hall describes in Opportunities Seized that Rob was "a consummate schoolmaster possessing great organisational skill". Rob was schooled at Plumtree in Rhodesia. Incidentally the same school as Mr Silcock an ex-Headmaster. He went to Pietermaritzburg University where he graduated with an honours degree in History. Through the grapevine it has been said that Rob was quite a rabble-rouser and party animal which would tend to dispel the idea that he has always been that dignified respected learned gentleman. Perhaps the greatest legacy that Rob will leave Kearsney College and the greater Hillcrest community with is a historical one. To understand the past of the area, beginning with Kearsney boys in Form 1 Grade 7, under the guidance of Rob, the following were compiled: In 1967 he was appointed by Mr Jimmy Hopkins as an English and History teacher. Thus began a distinguished 36-year career at Kearsney College. Voortrekker Trails, Nqutu Road, Wells, Hotels, roads and their names,the old tree at Paddleys Crossing, personalities. Hilltop Herald. Anybody that would like to read an interesting story and enjoy a trip down memory lane should read his books. OPPORTUNITIES SEIZED and HIGHBURY'S CENTENARY "OF GOOD REPORT",which reveal once again Rob's great attention to detail, meticulous research and descriptive expression. Rob took great interest in looking at the ecological habitat of the old Kearsney. Incidentally around Pembroke there are a number of indigenous trees that Rob planted and are now being enjoyed by those who are interested in trees. Rob perhaps with tongue-in-cheek has described Kearsney College as a "bastion of male chauvinism". This is an area where Rob has picked up a great deal of flack as an opposer of Women's Liberation. Rob quotes in his book -"Kearsney College succumbed to the status of women".(Opportunities Seized) Rose Macullum Joan Reynolds Carol Tullidge Angela Stevens Ronni Wallace -HOD Maths -Librarian -HOD Art -HOD Music -HOD English Joyce Broadbent -HOD Science Sheila Griffiths -HOD French Colleen Ross -Director of Marketing All these positions were previously held by men,so perhaps Rob did have a point. Many of the staff have a great respect for his ability to give clear, incisive sermons, based on rock solid convictions. Rob has made great contributions to Kearsney College. Somebody with exceptional ability, I hope will fill his shoes otherwise Kearsney College will be a poorer place. He has called a spade a spade often to incur the hierarchy's sanction. He has left a fine example and legacy of professionalism, scholarship, wisdom, great moral integrity, perceptive insight and inquiry and above all his dry humour. Go well Senior Plug and as Sheila Griffiths described Jean, your Shining Light. Fred Cocks rfp

robertlamplough'sfarewellspeech 1 ■ ii IHlffi 37 years at Kearsney has left me with a marvellous scrapbook of memories. I recall after my very first staff meeting in 1967 being reprimanded by Jack Reece for wearing fashionable pale Bedford cords instead of staff reguiation charcoal flannels. Not long afterwards (I was a smoker then) my housemaster, Gee Burger,took me to task for treading out a stompie on the iawn beside the staffroom. I remember a very early midweek cricket match on the new upper(now the Astro) naiveiy asking my very pleasant opposite number if he had been at Highbury iong. I later discovered he was Sholto McMilian,third generation of that ilk to lead the prep schoool. I think i am the only Kearsney referee who ever had to send a mother to the san. She was sitting too ciose to the touchline when a scrum collapsed on her. I am certainly the only housemaster to have sent a boy for treatment of a snooker injury. He had bent down to get the line of his opponent's bail, which broke his front tooth. I hope I am the only cricket umpire who,after a long liquid luncheon at an expensive private school in the midlands, was rudely awakened by a loud appeal from a Kearsney fielder. The result wasthatthe opposition's leading bat was given out caught off a ball he had driven into the pitch half a metre in front of his crease and we won the match. Once during the Siicock era, I was HOD, One afternoon we were having a routine anti-crime sweep and I opened a music practice room door. The junior at the piano looked like a Renaissance cherub, blond curls, blue eyes, rosy cheeks. As I came in his whole face flamed and his eye filled with terror, "Sorry sir," he stammered. "I was playing the wrong tune". And then there was Pembroke.Some houses have parrots, some have canaries, some even have budgies. But in Pembroke we have nightingales. Not iong ago I had an email from Joshua Nightingale of the class of '94. He asked how many times I had told him to 'face the map', which was the local variant of'assume the position' at the weekly lash parade. I suggested to Joshua that four times a month for three years would not be far wrong. Looking back,there are things that were well done,things that might have been done better and some things that should not have been done at ail. Butthe best thing I ever did at Kearsney or in my whole life was to persuade Jean to become Mrs Lamplough. She has shared the downs and ups of more than thirty years here and what I owe to her I will never be able to compute. We are both grateful to Kearsney for providing us with such a pleasant home and for enabling us to educated our three sons there. It has been very easy to be professional at Kearsney. There are veryfew organisations where every single person in every department supports so well and takes her or his job so seriously. We are going to miss that, as we are going to miss so many fine friends of so many years. And I, personally, am going to miss all my fluffy and decorative female colleagues! But we will not be far away and we will have our bulging scrapbook to remind us of a place and of people we can never forget. Thank you all very much Robin Lamplough farewellto diane woodroffe At the end of the second term last yaer we said farewell to a remarkable teacher Diane Woodroffe who arrived at Kearsney in January 1995 as HOD Accounting. Her mandate was to develop the Accounting department and to introduce Entrepreneurship into the College. Many years of hard work and dedication resulted in Kearsney's being among the top lEB schools with regard to results and for its Entrepreneurship programme. 1996 saw the first class of Accounting pupils matriculate and in subsequent years the results went from strength to strength under Diane's tutorship. The Entrepreneurship programme, never an easy issue to teach and manage and made more difficult by the "closed" market of a boarding school, began in 1995 and is stiii talked about by Clem Sunter. The David Gleason award that is presented at the annual speech day is also as a result of the strength of this programme. Diane was responsible for a number of "firsts" at Kearsney: the Chamber of Commerce, Businessman of the Year, the Entrepreneurship Awards dinner, the Challenge of Industry, and on the sporting side: golf. Diane is a passionate teacher who enriches the lives of her pupils. At Kearsney she spent many an evening giving assistance both as a tutor and as a mentor to her pupils to enable them to give of their best. She left us to embark on a career change and we wish her well in her new role as educational trainer and consultant. A Fripp RBt

kearsneycollege ceuncil2003 The Tony Leon Awardsfor Public Service At the beginning of the year Kearsney College Old Boy and leader of the Democratic Alliance, Tony Leon, indicated his willingness to present an annual prize. It was proposed to him that an appropriate sphere might be public service through the student councils and he accepted the suggestion. As a result,towardsthe end of the year,each of the student councils, senior and junior, voted for one of their members who had,as an elected representative of the student body, made the greatest contribution to the public good. The winner in each case was presented with an illuminated certificate. These awards will be made annually on the recommendation of the councillors for the year. Kearsney College acknowledges the generosity of Tony Leon and thanks him for his interest in enabling us to recognise achievement in an area not previously provided for. CHAIRMAN VICE-CHAIRMAN FINNINGLEY GR 12 REPRESENTATIVE GILLINGHAM GR 12 REPRESENTATIVE PEMBROKE GR 12 REPRESENTATIVE SHEFFIELD GR 12 REPRESENTATIVE FINNINGLEY GR 11 REPRESENTATIVE GILLINGHAM GR 11 REPRESENTATIVE PEMBROKE GR 11 REPRESENTATIVE SHEFFIELD GR 11 REPRESENTATIVE GR 11 DAYBOY REPRESENTATIVE HEAD OF SCHOOL DEPUTY HEAD OFSCHOOL JUNIOR COUNCIL CHAIRMAN JUNIOR COUNCIL VICE-CHAIRMAN P-A Taljaard J Sinclair M Joannou J Edgecombe H Marnoch P Dranias T Stockil M Spires B Barritt S Baillie N Hendry D van der Westhuizen C Paterson ENgoie/C Morgan W Scott/ K van der Net collective finger on the pulse of student affairs. Neil Hendry was a conscientious and efficient secretary. The leadership of Chairman Pierre-Arno Taljaard was recognised when he was the first recipient of the newly introduced Tony Leon Award for Public Service. Robin Lamplough JUNIOR STUDENTS'COUNCIL 2003 CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIRMAN ROUND SQUARE REPRESENTATIVE GRADE 10 REPRESENTATIVE DAYBOY REPRESENTATIVE ACADEMIC REPRESENTATIVE S.C.A. REPRESENTATIVE CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE SPORTS REPRESENTATIVE FINNINGLEY REPRESENTATIVE GILLINGHAM REPRESENTATIV PEMBROKE REPRESENTATIVE SHEFFIELD REPRESENTATIVE GRADE9 REPRESENTATIVES E Ngoie/ C Morgan W Scott/ K van der Net D Baxter K van der Net J Sinclair B Musgrove C Stephenson J RidI C Morgan P Grunow M Hobson J Houston T Nodada A van Dyk The Council met regularly throughout the year and kept its The Junior Council took its responsibilities very seriously and discussed with maturity and perception the matters brought before it by members. The departure on student exchange of the Chairman, Eric Ngoie and the Vice-Chairman, William Scott, led to the election of replacements in the middle of the year. Casey Morgan became the new chairman and Kyle van der Net his deputy. All four boys carried out their duties with dedication and confidence. The first winner of the junior Tony Leon Award for Public Service was the Council's unfailingly efficient secretary, Blake Musgrove. Robin Lamplough tl« f f \ ' \ t /- \'//l Seated: D van der Westhuizen; P-A Taljaard; Mr R Lamplough;J Sinclair;0Patterson Standing: W Scott;T Stockil; M Joannou;E Ngoie; J Hendry; J Edgecombe;S Baillie; B Barritt; P Dranias; M Spires; H Marnoch

M Seated: K van der Nek;W Scott; Mr R Lamplougti; E Ngoie;J Sinclair Standing: J-P Robert;J Houston;T Nodada;C Morgan;C Stephenson; J Ridi; A van Dyk;O Kruger; B Musgrave; M Hobson;P Grunow Seated: R Engel;P Goliins; Mr J Mali; C Paterson;D van der Westhuizen; Mr E van den Aardweg; D Cameron;0Mayers;A Hamann Middle Row:T Campbeil;S King; H Brown; M Bester; D Neison; J Reed;J Bigby; E Zungu Back Row. L Martin; M Bullard; D Cole;C Dummer;C Waidburger;T Hayes; R Gevers; M Adendorff

ieb senior certificate2002 Obtained Matriculation Endorsement: 96 Obtained Senior Certificate 7 Failures 0 Pending(Smith, Dale) 1 93% 'A'AoorGQdtQ'22 Aitken Mj;Bohmer R;Bramdev 8;Coe R R; Feinberg L D;Fox A G;Hayman C B;Hotz J A;Lewis G F; Mackintosh 0F; Macleod0R; McCrae A D; McMahon A M; McMahon P L; MeyerS D; Neei M A;Opitz A K B; Ryan T M; Thwaites K D; Vardy T A; Wheelwright G A; Wilkinson G H. 'B'Aggregate:24 Baldocchi P R;Bense D; Broekman R J; Browne M P; Candotti R; Daff AT;Davy M R; Dobson R 8;Ground L E; Guimaraes Lda8;Lumley R D;Malanda88B; McLoughlin 8 D; Molloy8J; Peer F;Reddy D;Ross0G;"8urgeson G L;Toscano M V;van der Merwe8J; van Rooyen J 0;van Rooyen L J; Wasterman D M;Wols G. "CAggregate:34 Apostolides A M;Baillie M A; Barrow N K: Batchelor D 0;Bikitsha A M;Morgen AT;Botsis R T; Botsis R M;Braum R I; Briscoe B H;Goffey8R;Crisp B 0;Dracos P;du Casse B L; Duke DMcD;Duncan R R;Dyer8W;Edgcumbe R J; Farquharson0J G;Haigh B M;Hamann0J; Hewan M A; Kyle0G; Melvill B; Phillpott C M;Prinsloo0D; Rei T G;Sawyer M G;Sessions B J G;Smith B G;Smith D R J; venter I D;Wagner8A; Wicks D- ^ Combined A, B,& C: 78% B. Subject Distinctions(A) 7 Feinberg L D Afrikaans, English, Maths, Physical Science, Computer Studies, Accounting,Adv Maths Lewis G F English, Afrikaans, Maths, Physical Science, History, Accounting Adv Maths Aitken M J Bohmer R McMahon P L English, Maths, Pfiysical Science, Geography^Computer Studies,Adv Maths Afrikaans, Maths, ny: 5 Physical Science. ng English, Afrikaans, Maths, Physical Science, Computer Studies Biology, German,Accounti Accounting i 5 4 Wheelwright G Afrikaans, Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography,Accounting Bramdev 8 Fox AGMaths, McCrae A D Meyer8D Opitz A K B Wilkinson G H Maths, Physical Science, Biology, Accounting Biology, Physical Science, Geography English, Maths, Accounting, Music(Unisa Practical) English, Physical Science, Biology, Accounting English, Maths, Physical Science, Geography Afrikaans, Physical Science, Geography,Accounting Hayman C B English, Afrikaans, Geography Hotz J A English, Physical Science, Accounting Mackintosh CP Physical Science, Biology, History Thwaites K D Maths, Physical Science, Music Maths, Physical Science, Accounting Vardy T A Coe R R Macleod C R McMahon A M Neel M A Ryan T M Toscano M V Bense D Bikitsha A M Broekman R J Coffey S R Crisp B C Daff AT Davy M R Dobson R S Edgcumbe R J Ground L E Guimaraes L Malanda S S B phillpott C M Smith B G Surgeson G L vd Merwe S J van Rooyen JC van Rooyen LJ Venter I D Westerman D WolsG Geography,Art Maths, Physical Science Maths, Physical Science Physical Science, Geography Mathematics,Accounting Afrikaans, History Accounting Zulu Art Maths(SG) Maths(SG) Afrikaans Afrikaans Geography Computer Studies(SG) Geography Physical Science Zufu Physical Science(SG) Art Geography Afrikaans Afrikaans Afrikaans Afrikaans Maths German TOTAL: HIGHER GRADE 105 STANDARD GRADE 4

ieb senior certificate2003 Obtained Matriculation Exemption 104 Obtained Senior Certificate 7 Failures 0 94% A Aggregate: Adendorrf M;Botha M;Brown H;Cole D;Dowe 0;Edgecombe J; Gevers R; Graves J; Heilgendorff H;Kraus P; Mason V; Meyerowitz A; Nicelescu-Marcu C;Paterson 0;Reid J; RidI T; Robinson 0; Rodger A;Stacey R;Steers K;Taljaard P; Van der Westhuizen D; Waldburger C B Aggregate: Asmal A; Bischoff B; Gaulton M;Coetzee 8; Collins P;Cook I; Cyrus M;Downard M;Dranias P;Dummer C; Engel M C; Meyer M; Moffatt M; Mylroie J; Nelson D;Van Heerden X; Van Schoor M;Wilks R;Zungu E R; Gilks J; Govender 8;Greeff P; Hamann A; Huang J; Kegel B; King 8;Jones G;Lombard M; artin L; Mayers 8 nc ; Bigby J; Bullard M; Buthelezi T; Campbell Travis; Cameron D;Conway C;Crimes 8;Da Silva M;Finch D; Hayes T; Hopkins G; Hunter R;Johnson B; Keyser K; Kilian A; Kleinloog R; Miya M; Needham M; CAggrega Ardain M; I l te: Bester M_ Pickles A;Shepherd C;Shone J; Sin D;Slater 8;Stylianou M;Thornton T; Turner D; Van isliekerk J; Walters J; Waymark C A-23/111 -21% Combined A,B,C - 84/111 - 76% Subject distinctions(A) 7 RidI T Afrikaans, English, Maths, Biology, Science, History, Geography 6 Adendorff M English, Afrikaans, Maths, Biology, Science History Graves J Afrikaans, English, Maths,Science, Geography,Accounting Meyerowitz A Afrikaans, English, Maths,Science, History, Accounting Reed J Afrikaans, English, Maths,Science, Geography,Accounting Taljaard P Afrikaans, English, Maths,Science, Geography,Accounting Waldburger C Afrikaans, English, Maths,Science, History, Speech & Drama 5 Botha M English, Maths, Biology, Science, History Niculescu-Marcu C English, Maths,Science, History, Geography 4 Cole D Mathematics, Science, Geography,Accounting van der Westhuizen D Mathematics, Biology, Science,Speech & Drama Gevers R Heilgendorff H Kraus P Mason V Paterson C Stacey R Asmal A Edgecombe J Mayers C Mylroie J Robinson C Rodger M Steers K English, Science, History Afrikaans, English, Science Mathematics, Science, Art Mathematics, Science,Accounting Mathematics, Science, Geography English, History, Speech & Drama English, History Science, Accounting Science,Accounting Afrikaans, Accounting English, History Maths,Science Biology, Geography van Heerden X Afrikaans, Science Brown H Buthelezi T Campbell T Coetzee S Collins P da Silva M Dowe C Downard M Govender S Jones G Kegel B Kilian A Maphumulo S Miya M Nelson D Sin D Stylianou M van Niekerk J van Schoor M Zungu E Accounting Zulu Geography Mathematics SG Music Science SG Science History Science Science Speech & Drama Afrikaans Zulu Zulu Art Mathematics Mathematics SG Mathematics SG Science Zulu TOTAL: HIGHER GRADE 111 STANDARD GRADE 4