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17 Sports News Foundation News www.kearsney.com 16 TERM 4 | NOVEMBER 2023 Grandparents’ Day The College enjoyed a wonderful Grandparents’ Day on 15 September, as hundreds of proud Kearsney grandparents joined us on the Hill. The guests enjoyed the enter tainment and the speeches in the Chapel, where they were reminded how special and impor tant they are to their grandsons. Our guests then enjoyed a delicious tea in Henderson Hall, beautifully decorated in a Peter Pan theme, and the oppor tunity to take their grandsons off campus for lunch. Thank you to all the grandparents for joining us and making the day so special for the boys. Kearsney College Annual Bursary and Scholarship Ambassador Lunch Phoka Mchunu (Shef eld, 2018, Head of School) was the guest speaker at the Kearsney College Bursary and Scholarship Ambassador lunch on Thursday, 14 September. His message encompassed working hard and never giving up, to the essential principle of being a good person. Phoka connected with his fellow Kearsney gentlemen, conveying what it means to be par t of this exceptional group of men, having star ted his journey as a recipient of a Transnet Foundation Bursary. Phoka has recently graduated from the University of Cape Town with honours in Economic Analysis of Financial Markets. He previously completed his undergrad in Information Systems with Finance at UCT. Whilst completing his honours last year he star ted working as an analyst for a Cape Town Venture Capital Fund. He has joined Goldman Sachs in Sandton Johannesburg as an Investment Banking Analyst. His awards include being selected as an Allan Gray candidate fellow, Golden Key Member, one of News24’s 100 Young Mandela’s and the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. We look forward to welcoming many of our 2023 matric scholarship and bursary boys back to the College in future years as mentors. The primary goal of the Kearsney Foundation is to actively seek and secure external funding for the College to suppor t and advance the endowment fund.This is achieved by loyal Kearsney suppor ters contributing through collective giving initiatives; namely Class Funds and Monthly Donors; suppor t of the MySchool and School-Days programmes; corporate donations to our ring-fenced B-BBEE Fund, once-off nancial donations into the Endowment and signing up to be a Kearsney Legacy Society member. In this, our last News &Views for 2023, the Kearsney College Foundation would like to thank our benefactors, donors, sponsors and parents for their continued invaluable suppor t of the College through the Foundation in 2023. Section 18(A) Tax Certi cates The Kearsney College Foundation would like to advise that the laws governing the issuing of tax cer ti cates changed with effect from 01 March 2023.To ensure that S18A cer ti cates are issued at the end of the current tax year (2023/ 2024), we will contact our donors to update details to meet the revised laws. The Kearsney College Trust is a registered Public Bene t Organization (PBO: 130002570) and Non-Pro t Organisation (NPO: 024-882-NPO), and therefore, all donations made within South Africa will receive a S18A tax cer ti cate. Please contact the Foundation of ce on foundation@kearsney.com if you wish to learn more about our various areas of giving. MySchool and School-Days As we head into the festive season, we remind our Kearsney families and friends to swipe your MySchool and School-Days cards at all par ticipating stores. Funds raised from loyalty programmes like MySchool and School-Days are allocated to the Kearsney College Bursary and Scholarship Fund. To register for MySchool follow this link https://www.myschool.co.za/ por tal/register and register for School-Days using the QR code (follow the prompts). Contact the Foundation of ce with any queries you may have on foundation@kearsney.com Giving and benefaction at Kearsney College • Scan the QR code • Follow the prompts • Nominate Kearsney a bene ciary Cross Country The 2023 Inter-house Cross-Country event was run at the end of Term 3.There was great excitement on the afternoon as the outcome would decide the overall inter-house champion for the year.The boys gave their all. Luke Treleaven won the 4km junior race for Gillingham in a time of 17min 20s. House placings for the juniors were 1st Finningley, 2nd Pembroke, 3rd Gillingham and 4th Shef eld. Rory Treleaven won the 6km senior race for Gillingham in a time of 26min 15s. House placings in the senior category were 1st Pembroke, 2nd Finningley, 3rd Gillingham and 4th Shef eld. Finningley took 1st place, narrowly beating Pembroke, followed by Gillingham, and Shef eld in last position.