188 CLASS of 2014 Head of school in any school is a big ask for a young man. As with so many things, this is only tougher at Kearsney. Having taught Stephen for two years I can testify to the amount of class time he misses in order to fulfil the demands of the school.That he still managed to achieve Honours for academics is testament to his discipline and hard work. “I feel more prepared for varisty than anyone I know because I have learnt how to manage my time – which is tricky when you don’t have any. It’s essential to learn how to delegate and, more impor tantly, to learn that you need to delegate,” says Stephen. But the year is still packed with fun and ‘gees’ and Stephen is quick to explain that his highlight moments are all spor ting ones, “Come on Sir! You know this! Nothing compares to hearing the stomp under the grandstand. Except maybe the last week of the year.That’s pretty emotional so it also stands out. It’s three events that really took it out of me: the final chapel service, the mile and the leavers’ dinner.” Stephen has always had a high EQ so he recognises that the fun of the mile, the camaraderie of singing with your mates, is perfectly off set by the emotion of the chapel service and the pathos of the dinner. His favourite teachers are Mrs Murray for the role she played in his spiritual journey and her brilliant work; Mrs Govender because she understands everything and Mr Lubbe: “When it was tough, he helped ground me. I guess he’s passionate about the same stuff I am so we connect well.” One of things that Stephen chose to work at in his matric year was relationships with the juniors: “When I arrived here, what I experienced wasn’t quite right.While I know that being treated like a junior is obvious, I wanted more. So that’s what I made happen with Jordan and Ben.” He pays special tribute to Jordan Moram and Ben Proctor and how well they responded to working with him during the year. And 2015? Stephen is off toTUKS – far away from the Kingdom. But he leaves this message for Robbie as he goes: “The school, the staff and the boys believe in you. So believe in yourself.” Sage advice, and typically sincere, from this most genuine of young men. Good luck Stephen! Vaughan Carlisle The AmbassadorsTrophy: The head boy Stephen Tedder Tristan will live in my memory for his coining “Good Vaughaning Sir!” that echoed across the school.This fine young man, with a steel exterior, is deeply passionate about his school and his mates. As you read this, you’ll notice how the Man of Steel talks constantly about how impor tant fun and relationships are to getting through the demands of the job. “Beating Glenwood at Glenwood in 2012; beatingWestville on Stott this year (with the winning kick); and breaking the drought at Hilton,” are Tristan’s highlights of his Kearsney career. Unsurprisingly, they’re all rugby moments from the last young man to play 50 games for the 1st VX. But it’s how they beat Westville that really sticks out for him: “We’d never beaten them in our age group before and the team was despondent. Each day of the week before the match I asked them ‘are we going to win?’ and each day their confidence got stronger. Mr Moodley is a favourite teacher because of how he adopted Tristan in 2012 on the cricket tour to England: “I was kind of on my own and he helped me.Then he did it again in 2013 during Craven week. He can see when something is wrong and he helps you.” Mr Lubbe is also a favourite: “He’s a very strict coach and he runs everyone but he’s… influential…and people revere him.” Tristan says that in matric you have to realise that sleep is an under-rated commodity and his advice is to get as much of it as you can. Also to realise how you talk to people and to resist placing labels on people: “The people I thought would be difficult, were the ones who helped me the most.You have to lean to talk about real things more and not to be so uptight.” His advice to Jabulani follows a similar line: “Have fun! Don’t be so serious all the time and regularly take a chill-pill and take in the view behind the cottage.” While it was always tempting to think of Tristan and Stephen as “The Tedders”, nothing could be more clear : these two young men are very different.Yes, they share blood and they work extremely well together, but during our regular dinners nothing could be clearer : they are unique. Vaughan Carlisle Sportsman of the year: the deputy head boy,Tristan Tedder With grateful thanks Joshua Prinn: “This place will always be my home away from home and I leave here knowing that my foundation is securely set. Thank you, Kearsney.”