TERM 2 | JUNE 2023 Provincial Selections Kearsney College is delighted with the number of boys and staff selected recently to various KZN sports teams. Congratulations to the players, coaches and managers good luck for the upcoming tournaments. SQUASH Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected for KZN squash teams. KZN U19A - Bryce Blomquist KZN U19B - Keagan Coetzee RUGBY Four teen boys and seven staff members have been selected to the various Sharks age group teams. HOCKEY Twenty-three boys and three coaches have been selected for the KZN Coastal Boys’ hockey teams to par ticipate in various tournaments across South Africa during the coming holidays. Read the full lists on page 2. Managers, coaches and players selected for KZN Rugby 2023 Coaches and players selected for KZN Hockey 2023
College News College News 2 3 TERM 2 | JUNE 2023 RUGBY Sharks U18 CravenWeek team: Devahn van der Walt, Siso France Sharks U17 AcademyWeek team: Anele Cele, Roydan Madatt, Cameron Veenstra Sharks AcademyWeek Invitational XV: Heinrich Fourie, Connor McIntyre Sharks U16B: Aya Jikwana Sharks U15 RhinoWeek: Nhlanhla Ndlovu, Lwazi Mbebe, Lwandle Mkhize Sharks U15B: Luke Faure, Oliver Ludwig, KeanuWilliamson Coaching staff: Messers Dean Moodley (manager Sharks U18 CravenWeek), Neil van Heerden (assistant coach Sharks U17 AcademyWeek), AJ Roos (strength and conditioning coach Sharks U17 AcademyWeek), Grant Daniels (physio Sharks U17 Academy Week), Divesh Sookdeo (manager Sharks U16 Grant Khomo), Luke van As (coach Sharks U16B), Kwanele Ngema (head coach Sharks U15 RhinoWeek) HOCKEY U18A: Zipho Cele, Matthew De Oliviera,Thomas McKenzie U18B: Lithabe Shweni, DylanWiggett, Sandiswa Yeni, Fritz Rheeder U18C: Liam Johnson U16B: Keegan de Jager, Simnene Kubheka, Joel Steyn U16C: JontyWiggett, MatthewTerblanche, Bonga Maphanga, Sipho Majiza U14A: Aaron Blackburn,Tom du Plessis, Dylan Forbes U14B: Luke de Oliviera, Soyama Plaatjie, Luke Treleavan (absent from photo) U14C: Poloko Lethola, Ngwazi Sithole Coaching staff: Ashley Kemp (KZN U14A head coach), Adin Bennett (KZN U16B assistant coach), and Danielle Cairns (KZN U16 strength and conditioning coach). PROVINCIAL SELECTIONS Continued from page 1. Mr Rod de Villiers, past Kearsney Life Sciences HOD, hosted the Grade 12s at Emanzini Private Reserve, for practical revision of the Environmental Studies section of the curriculum. The weather played along, allowing sampling exercises and a recap of the theoretical sections to be completed, in an environment well-suited to learning.The boys enjoyed their time at the reserve and, more impor tantly, gained a great deal academically. Grade 12 Life Sciences field trip to Emanzini Private reserve Report by Mr Dougan Macdonald, HOD Life Sciences. Grade 9 Aptitude Testing Report by Mr Steven Edwards and Ms Kerry-Jane Coleman, Coordinators. Each year Grade 9s complete numerous psychometric tests to analyse their strengths, weaknesses and interests. Educational psychologist Mr Bryce Dekker facilitated this process with our boys on 15 June.The results from this session will allow Mr Dekker to compile an individualised repor t for each boy, which will guide them in their subject choice for Grade 10 and inform them of potential careers best suited to them. These repor ts will be provided to boys and parents during Term 3. KCOLE week - renaming and objectives Report by Mr Dougan Macdonald, KCOLEWeek Coordinator. The LeadershipWeek has undergone an exciting revamp and also been accordingly renamed the KCOLEWeek (Kearsney College Outdoor Learning ExperienceWeek).The programme has focused on getting the boys out and about and learning away from the formal school environment. All the grades will experience new things and challenges, while learning along the way. The Grade 10Week is perhaps the most significant and exciting change, adopting a journey format that will have the boys out for a whole week enjoying a five-day hike and some community service before they return home. I look forward to hearing the boys’ stories and seeing how the week benefits each of them. The foundations of basic table etiquette were discussed in Grade 8 Life Orientation lessons during Term 1.This section also included awareness of various alternative cultural norms for eating, socialising and special occasions.The Grade 8 boys, prefects and staff enjoyed a delicious meal together at the end of Term 1, while some of the boys delivered speeches and toasts. Etiquette and Formal Dinner - Term 1 Report by Mr Steven Edwards, HOD Life Orientation. Careers Expo Report by Ms Kerry-Jane Coleman, Expo Organiser. Kearsney hosted its 9th annual Careers Expo on 15 March and welcomed 74 exhibitors.The Kearsney College Careers Expo provides a wonderful oppor tunity for students and parents on campus.The expo is arguably the biggest of its kind in South Africa. This year it attracted 3,463 students and parents from 40 high schools.The expo assists with choices of ter tiary institutions and provides pupils with an oppor tunity to engage with people and companies directly involved in careers that may interest them, as well as overseas oppor tunities and bursaries. As par t of Kearsney’s outreach programme, we bused pupils from our outreach par tner schools to attend the expo. Kearsney provided these visitors with a meal on arrival.
Kearsney College’s recent production of the hit Broadway musical ‘Kat & The Kings’, by the legendary South African musical par tnership of David Kramer and Taliep Petersen, took KZN by storm. Our production received rave reviews from well-known ar t critics, such as Billy Suter - who called our show the “best high school musical he has ever seen”.These sentiments were echoed by all theatre lovers and theatre professionals who saw our production.The most significant aspect of the show is that a school or amateur theatre company has never performed it. Our ar tistic team, led by Bernard Krüger and Daisy Spencer, crafted their version of the show from the conductor’s score of the 1999 Broadway production and a reworked, never-performed version of the script that David Kramer prepared for a new production of the show that should have beed staged in the UK during the Covid pandemic. David Kramer was involved in the production from the sidelines and offered valuable insight into the characters and the real-life events on which the story is based. It is a truly South African story that highlights a significant par t of our country’s history uniquely and compassionately, full of laughter accompanied by a soundtrack of catchy songs.To add gravitas and help set the scene for our audience, we involved the District Six Museum in Cape Town. They assisted with media, photographs and information about the people from the neighbourhood and their stories. Our Drama Depar tment, under the guidance of Ms Emily Stockil-Smith, created a series of tableaux and dramatic prose to enhance the museum’s ar tefacts and displays. The real stars of this show were the incredible cast of talented actors - six young stars in the making who had to carry an entire two-hour show from star t to end, singing, acting and dancing their way seamlessly from one scene to the next.The only time they were off stage was to reach for a prop or a lightning-fast costume change.The cast was Mohau Tladi and Sethu Magubane (the younger and older versions of the protagonist, Kat Diamond), joined by Kat’s best friends Bingo (Khwezi Msimang), Ballie (Tjama Keta) and Magoo (Mpande Luhlongwane), plus the only female character in the show, Lucy, brilliantly por trayed by the talented Nkanyezi Kunene fromWestville Girls’ High School. Those who missed this production missed a remarkable treat. One thing is sure - Kearsney College is at the forefront of the performing ar ts, and we wait with bated breath to see what our Music and Drama depar tments conjure up next. Cultural News www.kearsney.com Cultural News 5 www.kearsney.com 4 TERM 2 | JUNE 2023 Kearsney Makes History On Stage Mr Bernard Krüger, Director of Music, reports. Photo credit: Matt Saville and the Kearsney Content Creators A place for young ar tists to make their mark, leave a mark and have an opinion which they can express. This year’s exhibition had an additional element for young ar tists to collaborate. All visiting students were encouraged to draw, doodle and record something on the 3D Culture@Kearsney letters.The young ar tists left their mark in different spontaneous ways through drawing on the evening. This ar t exhibition is a platform for young ar tists to exhibit their works publicly, giving them a voice.There are so few oppor tunities where high school ar t is exhibited in a collaborative way, which is what makes the Culture@Kearsney ar t exhibition so special. Ar tists from schools all over KZN were represented through different media, and the talent of these young students is inspiring. It was wonderful to have a big group of schools par ticipating this year, with many students attending the launch. The submissions ranged from paintings (in all mediums), drawings, printmaking, sculptures (both bold and intricate) and ceramics. A vast array of works that featured skill, intellect and passion. Issues our country face are felt deeply by the ar tists of this generation, and there is a clear determination by the students to have their say and be heard. Opinions of the young and the presentation of their thoughts and ideas by students, who were not afraid to challenge the viewer, were at the fore. Thank you to the ar tists who were a par t of the exhibition for 2023. Cul ture@Kearsney Art exhibition Report by Mrs Joanne Hicks, HOD Visual Arts. 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Culture @KEARSNEY 2 0 2 3 East Coast Radio appearance The cast and Mr Bernard Krüger appeared on the East Coast Radio Breakfast Show on 03 May, where they performed one of the songs from the production. Scan the QR code to watch the video. L-R: Khwezi Msimang (Bingo), Nkanyezi Kunene (Lucy), Mohau Tladi (young Kat), Sethu Magubane (older Kat),Tjama Keta (Billie) and Mpande Luhlongwane (Magoo). Below:The cast with David Kramer.
We were excited to welcome Noah Glossop from Mount St Mary’s, UK, this term, as a Grade 10 Gillingham boarder. Mason Hielcker t (Grade 10) hosted Noah. He was with us for four weeks and played rugby for the U15B side. When Noah left, his par ting words were, “I have felt so welcome here”. We bade a sad farewell to Benjamin Delpor t, who was with us since the beginning of Term 1. In his quiet way, he crept into his teacher’s hear ts and made his mark on the boys. It was fantastic to witness the friendships he forged with the boys. Benjamin played rugby for the Kearsney 4th Team. He would not have had exposure to rugby at his school in Washington, USA. He left Kearsney with a cultural understanding of what it means to be a South African boy and can relate with insight and appreciation to his South African family members. We look forward toTerm 3, when we will host boys from Scots College in Sydney, Australia. Public holidays during term time are always commemorated in special assemblies, where the history and significance of the day are impressed upon the boys.This term we celebrated two days that are incredibly impor tant to us as South Africans. Firstly, we marked Freedom Day, the annual celebration of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections of 1994, in a moving assembly in the chapel.The Headmaster used iconic South African music to highlight various aspects of life during the struggle and the ongoing fight against the legacies of apar theid, including inequality, racism, unemployment, crime and pover ty.The Head urged the boys to pledge to address the ongoing challenges to achieving true freedom for all and to renew their loyalty to our country and their commitment to its future. 6 TERM 2 | JUNE 2023 www.kearsney.com Cultural News 7 www.kearsney.com Cultural & Sports News International Exchange Report by Mr Charlene Elliott,Teacher in Charge: International Exchange. Workers’ Day and Freedom Day Assemblies Benjamin Delport from the USA. Noah Glossop from the UK Staff enjoyed a delicious tea after assembly on Workers’ Day. Kearsney launches unique soccer tournament Kearsney is proud to be introducing a new and exciting soccer tournament to the school’s spor ting calendar. From 14-16 July, 33 teams will be battling out over three divisions - high school boys, high school girls and primary school boys - in what promises to be a highly competitive tournament, with top quality soccer on display. Most of the teams will be staying over in our boarding houses and there is sure to be a festive atmosphere on campus over the weekend, with hundreds of players enjoying the fun, friendship and competition. Be sure to come up and enjoy the action and fun on our beautiful campus. The second celebration was held on the morning of 01 May to commemorate Workers’ Day. All the suppor t staff who work behind the scenes were invited to attend the special assembly, where they were acknowledged and thanked in a thoughtful presentation and received a standing ovation from the assembled boys and teaching staff. The staff were then treated to a delicious tea in their honour. The Freedom Day Youth Music Festival 2023 was the 2nd instalment of our new mega music festival hosted, by the Kearsney College Choir, under the umbrella of our Culture@Kearsney programme. Schools from as far afield as Eshowe High School and St Anne’s Diocesan College from Hilton joined us this year to perform on our massive outdoor stage at the beautiful Fig Tree Farm in Hillcrest. The day was filled with highlights, such as the rare occurrence of appearances by all three of our provincial youth music ensembles - The KZNYouth Orchestra, KZNYouthWind Band and the KZNYouth Choir - at the same concer t.We were also for tunate to have special guest, Durban pop ar tist Kyle Deutsch, who released his new single the following day and performed the song live for the first time, together with the Kearsney College Choir. This event has become another annual delight to look forward to on the musical calendar. Thank you to the choirs and orchestras from Highbury, St Mary’s DSG,Westville Senior Primary, St Henry’s Marist College, Glenwood Boys’ High, Durban Girls’ College, Reddam House Umhlanga, St Benedict’s, Eshowe High School, St Anne’s, Pinetown Girls’ High, Imbeleko Academy, the Key of Hope Organisation and Kearsney College.We look forward to next year’s festival. The Hills Are Alive Report by Mr Bernard Krüger, Director of Music. Jean-Luc called up for Bok camp Jean-Luc du Preez has been included in the Springbok training camp ahead of the Castle Lager Rugby Championships.The Championships are par t of the preparation for the 2023 RugbyWorld Cup.We wish Jean-Luc and the rest of the squad all the best. Castle Lager Rugby Championship: Springboks vs Australia: Saturday, 08 July | Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Springboks vs New Zealand: Saturday, 15 July | venue TBC Springboks vs Argentina: Saturday, 29 July | Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
10 TERM 2 | JUNE 2023 11 Sports News The 1st XI, 2nd XI, U16A, and U14A teams par ticipated in festivals during the April holidays and achieved commendable outcomes.The 1st XI achieved exceptional victories at both the Founders Festival and the KES Easter Festival, while the U16A team surpassed expectations and achieved impressive results at our own Founders Festival.These events enabled the teams to establish solid frameworks and strategies for the remainder of the season.The value of these Festivals for the players and their coaches is significant. The hockey season at the College proved to be successful and enjoyable, despite yielding a varied range of results.The dedication and passion exhibited by the hockey staff were impor tant contributing factors.Their commitment, enthusiasm and unwavering suppor t undoubtedly played a significant role in shaping the overall outcomes and fostering a positive spor ting culture within the College community. Acknowledging the players’ dedication to their individual growth and achievements and their contribution to the broader hockey community is impor tant.Their commitment to the spor t has impacted their teammates, coaches, and even future generations of hockey players at the College. KZN COASTAL REPRESENTATIVES We congratulate all the Kearsney hockey players and staff members selected for KZN teams. Please see Page 1 for details and a photograph. The preparation for the 2023 season star ted with a successful tour to the Eastern Free State for the 1st, U16A and U15A teams, with matches against Hoërskool Voor trekker (Bethlehem) and Hoërskool Hentie Cilliers fromVirginia. The tour was a change from the usual destination of Nor thern Natal, where the competition has unfor tunately declined compared to the previous decade. The performances by our U14A and U15A teams which par ticipated in the Skonk Nicholson (Maritzburg College) and Glenwood festivals, respectively, were impressive. Both teams recorded three out of three victories against competent rugby-playing schools. Our U16A team also par ticipated in the Skonk Nicholson Festival and showed tremendous progress in their closely contested matches. Our 1st and 2nd teams also enjoyed unbeaten tours to the Eastern Cape in preparation for the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival and the remainder of the season. KZN REPRESENTATIVES We are delighted and proud of the players selected to represent the Sharks at various tournaments. Please see Page 1 for the details. The Kearsney rugby staff are proudly involved in various capacities with KZN Sharks teams: Messrs Dean Moodley, Neil van Heerden, Kwanele Ngema, AJ Roos, Divesh Sookdeo and Luke van As. See Page 1 for a photo and their roles. We wish all players and staff the very best in their endeavours. HOCKEY 2023 Report by Mr Jethro Eustice, Head of Hockey. The eagerly awaited Kearsney Hockey Fives, powered by Belgotex, will take place from 06 to 08 August. This fast and exciting game format is incredibly popular with the players and spectators and the tournament has established itself as a highlight in the hockey calendar. We are thrilled to be introducing an exciting new dimension this year, with the addition of a high school girls division. Join us on the Hill for some incredible hockey and to enjoy the wonderful family-friendly atmosphere on campus. Rugby ‘23 Report by Mr Barend Steyn, Director of Rugby. KCOB James Hall (Oyonnax) and Tristan Tedder (Toulouse) will join forces at Racing 92 in France KCOB Stars Reunited James Hall and Tristan Tedder, are to be reunited at Paris club Racing 92, nine years after they played together for Kearsney.The pair join forces once more at Racing on 01 July. They will be joined at the club by captain Siya Kolisi when theWorld Cup ends in France in October. Sports News
12 TERM 2 | JUNE 2023 13 Sports News Sports News Cross Country Report by Mr Steven Edwards, MIC Cross Country. The inter-school cross-country league took place during Term 2.We took par t in five events during the term. These were hosted by Curro Hillcrest, Crawford La Lucia, Virginia Spor ts Club,Waterfall College and Redwood College in La Lucia. Our boys ran with enthusiasm, and some achieved excellent results. Congratulations to the following boys who consistently placed well in their age groups: U19: Ryan Denekamp,Tito Mhlongo (top 10) U17: Nathan Foster, Rory Treleaven (top 10) U15: Lwandile Njapha, Luke Treleaven (top 5) Overall all the boys showed great spirit during the season, and it was par ticularly encouraging to witness their suppor t for one another. Lwandile Njapha Ryan Denekamp Benjamin Ewing Caleb Fyvie Annual Kearsney Tennis Festival The 27th annual Kearsney Tennis Festival highlighted the exceptional standard of competitive tennis at the school level, which bodes well for the game’s future in this country.These tennis team events are crucial to the future of the game. The festival, featuring the country’s top tennis-playing schools, ended with an epic battle betweenWestville Boys’ High and Paul Roos from Stellenbosch, which was eventually won 13-6 by the local team.The semifinal, between Paul Roos and Grey College Bloemfontein (14 points to 7), was equally exciting, as were theWestville vs Grey College (14 points to 12) and Kearsney vs Affies (12 points to 13) pool matches. The organisers are enormously grateful to title sponsor Spar and Sanlam, Spor tsmans Warehouse andWilson for their continued suppor t. Kearsney results Kearsney beat Rondebosch Boys by 19 points to 6 Kearsney lost to Affies by 12 points to 13 Kearsney lost to Paul Roos by 24 points to 2 Kearsney beat St Davids by 18 points to 3 Kearsney beat Pretoria Boys by 15 points to 3 Placings 1.Westville Boys’ High 2. Paul Roos 3. Grey College 4. Affies, Pretoria 5. Kearsney College 6. Pretoria Boys’ High 7. Rondebosch Boys’ High 8. St David’s Inanda Thanks The success of the Kearsney Tennis Festival is primarily due to the generosity of our headline sponsor Spar Group. A newcomer to the Kearsney festival landscape, Sanlam as Tier 1 sponsor, was welcomed by all who attended the weekend festivities. We want to thank regular and generous sponsors Spor tsmans Warehouse andWilson for their continued suppor t of the festival. The du Preez brothers, Rober t, Jean-Luc and Daniel, helped Sale Sharks reach their first English Premiership Final in 17 years and played Saracens in the final on Saturday 27 May 2023.The Sale Sharks beat defending champions Leicester Tigers to book their place in the final.The Gallagher Premiership is widely regarded as the world's most competitive rugby union domestic league. Sadly, Daniel missed the final through injury and unfor tunately, the Sale Sharks lost 25-35 in the final. Quoting the Telegraph “Sale's pack has been granite this season and Du Preez (Jean-Luc) has been at the hear t of that …For a brute, Du Preez is deceptively agile and is a superb exponent of the dominant tackle. Du Preez brothers help Sale Sharks reach first Premiership final in 17 years Jean-Luc du Preez in the semi-final against defending champions the Leicester Tigers. Squash highlights Term 2 was a busy one for squash players at the College. On Mondays, the 1st team competed against their traditional rivals from Durban and Pietermaritzburg, while onWednesdays, the 2nd and U15 teams competed in a Durban schools league. On Tuesday evenings, the top players in the College played in the Durban Mens’ League, in the 3rd division, where they notched up some notable victories against their more experienced opposition. OnWednesday 30 May, the boys took on some Old Boys in the annual Rodder Cup challenge at the star t of Founders Weekend. This year, the Old Boys proved too strong for the boys, prevailing seven matches to two. KZN REPRESENTATIVES Our boys also competed in the KZN selection tournaments over the course of the year, our congratulations to these players. Please see Page 1 for details and a photograph. Jordyn Scrooby (2019) and Kade Rencken in the annual Rodder Cup challenge. Golf We congratulate Grade 10 pupil Matthew Gouws for winning the recent Richard’s Bay Golf Club Championships.This is the second consecutive year that he has won this event. Matthew Gouws
www.kearsney.com GREYHOUND eNEWS Scan to read the KCOB Greyhound eNews with stories about FoundersWeekend held at the beginning of June 2023. To honour the contribution Dr Shuker (Finningley, 1948) has made to Kearsney College over the past 81 years,The Graeme Shuker Legacy Fund was launched on Friday 02 June. The Shuker family has star ted the Fund by donating R100,000 and bottle number 48 of 100 of the limited edition CentenaryWine Collection, in honour of Graeme Shuker’s 75th reunion year (Class of 1948).The wine was auctioned for R20,000 at the Founders Weekend black-tie dinner and the sum was added to the Fund. Graeme’s son, Bruce Shuker (Finningley, 1978), said at the launch of the Fund, “There are many Old Boys,Trustees, Board members, Headmasters, staff, donors and others who have contributed significantly to making Kearsney College what it is today, but arguably nobody has made a more considerable contribution than Graeme Shuker.” “Graeme Shuker has been the finest example of giving back more than you take from society. His contributions have left Kearsney a far better place than when he star ted his association 81 years ago. The hope is that through this Fund, the Graeme Shuker legacy of giving back will live on for many years and encourage others to follow his example.” 14 www.kearsney.com 15 Old Boys’ &Foundation News Old Boys’ News Erinvale Golf Day & Luncheon On Friday 14 April the Cape Town Branch of the KCOB hosted its second annual Erinvale Golf Day and Luncheon. Evident from the number of KCOB who attended this spectacular day, this has quickly become a favourite on the Old Boys’ calendars. Blessed with near-perfect weather, the event was enjoyed by all.The KCOB enjoyed the presence of Headmaster Mr Patrick and Mrs Sarah Lees, as well as Chairman of the Board, Mr Ian Bamber. Thank you to past Erinvale Golf Club Chairman and KCOB Dean Milbank (Gillingham, 1967) for coordinating the event. Brad Barritt inducted into the Hall of Fame Brad Barritt (KCOB 2004), Matt Banahan, and TomYoungs were inducted into the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame at the Gallagher Premiership Final in May 2023. At half-time the Twickenham crowd showed its appreciation for three of the league’s greats. Brad Barritt featured 191 times for Saracens and has 26 Test appearances for England to his name. He went on to win five Premiership titles for Sarries between 2011 and 2019 and three Heineken Champions Cup titles in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Brad Barritt (Pembroke, 2004) with TomYoungs and Matt Banahan at the induction. The historical bond between the KCOB and MCOBA is strong. This was evident when alumni from both schools gather the night before the annual winter spor ts fixtures for an evening of light-hear ted banter in a convivial atmosphere. It celebrates all the good about their brotherhood, setting the tone for the following day’s fixture. This year’s event took place on Tuesday, 16 May. It was a fantastic oppor tunity for the Old Boys from both schools to reminisce and network.The traditional handing over of the much sought-after ‘Half & Half Jersey’ for conflicted Old Boys also took place. Unfor tunately the two 1st teams did not meet this year due to KZN trials. KCOB and Maritzburg College Old Boys (MCOBA) Annual Gathering Kearsney College Old Boys and Maritzburg College Old Boys gathered in the Greyhound Pavilion. We would like to thank our headline sponsor, Standard Bank, for suppor ting our 14th Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival held on 06 – 10 April. Thank you to our founding par tner,The Sharks Academy, for their continued suppor t of this event. 2023 saw the return of Halfway Ford as a Tier One sponsor. To all our product and service sponsors, thank you, and we look forward to an exciting 2024 Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival: 2023 Dr Graeme Shuker with his son Bruce Shuker. Should you wish to contribute to the above Fund, please contact Shantell van Jaarsveld on 031 765 9627 or email@example.com Michael Lee awarded scholarship to do Masters in Strasbourg Congratulations to Michael Lee (Finningley, 2018), who has been awarded the South African French Embassy Scholarship to pursue his Masters in France and was recently offered the Excellence Initiative Scholarship by the Université Grenoble Alpes. In his matric year at Kearsney, he was Dux Proxime Accessit. He completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Stellenbosch University, where he was the top student in Biochemistry in 2021. He graduated with his Honours degree in Organic Chemistry at Stellenbosch Cum Laude. Michael has decided to pursue his Masters in Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg.The Chemistry depar tment is renowned and can boast two Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry (2013/2016). Michael begins his studies in September 2023. KCOB and Parents’ Braai at Kearsney This inaugural event took place on Friday 21 April, and despite the freezing weather, Old Boys and parents enjoyed this great evening of connecting and reminiscing.Thank you to past parent and KCOBTrevor Maarschalk (Gillingham, 1984) of the 1000 Hills Brewing Company for their delectable contributions. The Graeme Shuker Legacy Fund KCOBs Nicholas Sloane (Pembroke, 1978) and Brad Barritt (Pembroke, 2004) with Headmaster, Patrick Lees, and Chairman of the Board, Ian Bamber. 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16 Kearsney Parents’ Society Golf Day Term 2 has been busy and productive for the Kearsney College Parents’ Society (KCPS). Our inaugural KCPS Golf Day on Friday 28 April was a tremendous success. Beautiful weather, generous and enthusiastic sponsors and plenty of laughter, cour tesy of Aaron McIlroy, made for a wonderful day at Kloof Country Club. A massive thank you to every one of our sponsors and the KCPS team who worked tirelessly to put this event together. Suppor ters’ Kit The Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival kicked off our Term 2 suppor ters’ kit sales at our barrow and the momentum continued throughout the winter spor ts season. Founders Day saw huge sales of suppor ters’ clothing branded with Carpe Diem and the Kearsney College logo.Thanks go to all the volunteers who stocked, modelled and sold the kit at the barrow! TERM 2 | JUNE 2023 25 Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | PO Botha’s Hill, 3660, South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 31 765 9600 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.kearsney.com Founded in 1921 unded in 1921 Facebook KearsneyCollege Twitter @KearsneyNews Instagram kearsney.college LinkedIn Kearsney College Thought for the Moment Foundation & Parents’ Society News “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!’’ Psalm 150:6 In the Methodist Church we often say, ‘The Methodist Church was born in song’ as much of our teaching and theology is in the words of the hymns written by John and Charles Wesley, leaders of the early Methodist movement. I often think theWesley brothers would be delighted to hear the same hymns being sung in multiple languages from our school chapel on Tuesday mornings. Since the beginning of time, all creation has been giving voice to the goodness of God.The Psalms remind us that creation itself praises God, and Luke’s gospel says that if we did not praise, even the rocks would cry out (Luke 19:40).What a joy it is to be able to declare God’s goodness and faithfulness. Even when circumstances are challenging (as they often are) or things don’t always go to plan, we can still join with creation and generations of people who have gone before in offering praise and thanks to God. May yours be a song of praise today! Rev. Kym Bishop Chaplain Support the College through MySchool and School-Days The Kearsney Foundation would like to thank our loyal MySchool and SchoolDays supporters who have actively used these loyalty programmes over the past three months and in so doing have raised R 39 300 towards the Kearsney College Bursary and Scholarship Fund. It would be wonderful to see the supporters for the School-Days programme grow. Please see the image for instructions on how to register. To register for MySchool follow this link https://www.myschool.co.za/portal/register or contact the Foundation office with any queries on email@example.com. Parents registering for the day of fun. Giles Calenborne, headmaster Patrick Lees, Morris Crookes (1985) and son, Matt Crookes (2022).