13 COUNCIL Report Both councils focus on the ideal of ‘service before self ’. In 2014 this group of elected young men were cer tainly role models for the Kearsney community. As top academics, spor tsmen and cultural representatives, they led by example and were visible in all spheres of school life. Through regular meetings they raised issues per taining to boys’ interests on campus.The focus this year was mainly in a monitoring capacity and the councils were encouraged to avoid nit-picking and rather focus on significant beneficial change. In doing so there was the realisation that we are all very for tunate to be at one of the country’s greatest schools, run extremely efficiently in an environment where young men can realise their potential. An innovative development in 2015 will be the amalgamation of the two councils into one council under the chairmanship of Aiden Nilsen. This is to be done for greater efficiency and greater focus on areas we deem to be vital for the wellbeing of the boys at the College. Boys have been elected to serve in various por tfolios in consultation with staff members. Areas covered will be spor ting, spiritual, academic and environmental.This council will be a seventeen man council and will meet twice-termly with the focus once again being on being role models, serving others before self and being watchdogs to ensure the continued happiness of the inhabitants of this special institution. I have no doubt that the young men elected will serve the College very well in their new leadership roles. André van Zyl KCC Back: A Harvey, D Weaver, J Meyer, J Heunis Middle: L Missio, R Polkinghorne, T Muller, J Nyathi, M Bentley, S Nortje, C Heycocks Front row: S Tedder, D Pillay (chairman), Mr A van Zyl, K Loader (vice chairman), T Tedder The junior and senior councils have particular mandates which are the basis for their existence: their representatives serve as role models as well as the voice of the boys. With grateful thanks to Samuel Dixon