PEMBROKE Housemaster The boys of Pembroke Back Row (l-r): M Hardman S Rennie D Zondi J Gonzalve R Otto C Osborne G van Noordwyk C Marzoppi J Meyer A MacDougall R Baker J Clark L Sipunz J van Vuuren J Arde 6th row: R Cairns B Scott-Martin M Whitfield J Williamson S Schmitz D Bedi C Clark A Hlela N Dawson S Lacon-Allin J Pilbrough S Healy B du Toit G du Toit H Parsons D Comrie M Buthelezi 5th row: B Litster R Stroberg T Ridl G McKay J Spence N Zulu S Stewart The matrics were a diverse group who possessed a generally sound attitude towards the house and the College. Unfor tunately, they lacked drive in some instances. This had a somewhat negative impact on our standing in the inter house competition, where lack of senior involvement saw the house struggle. We managed to win the hockey and chess but were found somewhat wanting in the “big” events. That said, the grade 11s and the juniors tried hard and I am confident that the matric group of 2015 will show the College what Pembroke spirit is all about! The prefect group was led by Ruben van Aswegen and I would like to thank them for their effor ts. It was par ticularly gratifying at the end of year presentation assembly to see so many Pembroke boys receive awards. At the star t of the year we welcomed two new duty staff to the house:Thinus Els and JonathanWaldburger. Both these gentlemen soon adapted to the house and will, no doubt, continue to make positive contributions to the life of Pembroke. Stafford Green continued with duties this year and is now one of the “ou manne”. Ongoing maintenance remains a priority and I would like to thank Andrew Brether ton and his staff for their efficient handling of all maintenance issues. Mrs Swanepoel is thanked for her ongoing care. My thanks and gratitude are extended to the san sisters and Mr Pedley and his staff in the laundry. The old tuck-shop system was done away with and vending machines were introduced in all the houses. This has proven to be very successful and the boys make full use of it! My thanks to Mr Banzinger for ensuring that the machine is always well stocked. I would like to thank the cleaning staff and the kitchen for all their hard work. I would also like to thank the parents who have provided so much suppor t and friendship to me over the seven years during which I have been at the helm. I have met and got to know some remarkable characters and have witnessed many highs and some lows.That is the nature of a dynamic and ever-evolving boarding establishment. I wish Ant Willows all the very best as he takes over as housemaster. I take treasured memories of the boys with me and will miss their banter, naughty escapades and laughter. Siyahola Njalo! Neil Peacock As always this year was incredibly busy with most of our boys being involved in a wide range of activities. 27 Seven years have gone in a flash and as I take leave of the house, I can look back with pride on the many activities in which Pembroke boys have excelled.