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Provincial Rugby Selections

altCongratulations to the six Kearsney boys on their provincial rugby selections: Tristan Dixon and James Tedder (KZN Craven Week) and Cameron Ritchie (KZN Academy); Dylan Richardson (KZN U16) and Matt Heard and Wandile Linda (KZN U16 Invitation Team).


 

altKearsney Show Support Against Rhino Poaching

The statistics for rhino poaching are horrific, with one rhino being killed in South Africa every 8 hours so far this year. Kearsney boys added their voices to the #RHINOSHOUOUTCHALLENGE after being challenged by Maritzburg College. Between the 2nd and 1st team rugby matches vs Maritzburg College at Kearsney on Saturday 16 May, the two schools made a joint statement against rhino poaching by creating a rhino shape on the Stott - the main rugby field. The Headboy of Kearsney, Robbie Polkinghorne, issued a challenge to Hilton College, Michaelhouse and St Stithians College to join the challenge.

The legendary Kingsley Holgate and Project Rhino KZN spokesperson, Sheelagh Antrobus, were present and both mentioned the important role which the youth can play by getting involved to save these creatures and other endangered wildlife.

Watch the video.


 

Provincial Hockey Selections

Congratulations to all of our hockey players who have been selected for KZN Coastal Hockey teams.

altU18A: Ru Baker, Lyle Jarvel, Cameron Rencken, Matthew Butler

U18B: Jayme Crouch, Simon Nortje, Alex Di Marco, Blake Tyack, Matthew Lees

U18 Impis: Grant Oliver

U18 Non-Traveling Reserve: Gareth Phillips

U16A: Cameron Baker, Luke De Vlieg, Jeremy Foord

U16B: Nicholas de Beer, Kyle Koenig, Kandrin Naidoo, Keanan Naidoo

U16 Warriors: Steven Conway, Liam Maguire, Conner Ronquest

U14A: Hayden de Kok, Cameron Nel, David Hudson, Jordan Meikle

U14B: Josh Barrett, Chase Kelly

U14 Non-Travelling Reserves: Kyle Beley, Ronan Farquharson, Luyanda Chiliza


 

Kearsney Old Boy is awarded Rhodes Scholarship

altKearsney's third Rhodes Scholar will take up a place at Oxford in October 2015. Alex von Klemperer (Class of 2006), who is a UCT medical graduate, will be studying a Masters in Neuroscience and then Doctor of Philosophy. Alex’s research interests include neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and HIV/Aids and TB. He intends to focus on researching patient care and disease management in SA's public health system.

Whilst at Kearsney Alex was Dux of School in 2006. Alex is pictured here during a recent visit to the College.


 

Junior Boks

altCongratulations to Daniel and Jean-Luc du Preez (Class of 2013) on their selection to the 28-man Junior Springbok squad for the two-match series against Argentina U20 in Argentina in May. (Play dates 12 and 16 May).The short tour forms an important part of the Junior Springboks’ preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship in June in Italy.

Read the story on SA Rugby Official website.


 

Inspiring Scientists and Engineers at Kearsney

altThe UK-based Bloodhound SSC Project is currently developing a jet and rocket powered car which will attempt to break the world land speed record in the Northern Cape later this year. On 23 and 24 April boys at Kearsney were privileged to be the first school in South Africa to hear about it first hand and to build their own mini rocket vehicles. The visit links in with Kearsney's Maths and Science Excellence programme and effort to expose our boys to various science, technology, engineering and mathematics applications. After a presentation regarding the project to the school, eight cars were timed on the tennis courts to find the fastest car built by the boys.

Read all about the project to design a car to break the land speed record at Haksteenpan while at the same time inspiring the next generation of Scientists, Mathematicians and Engineers with this iconic project.


 

Jean de Villiers shares with Kearsney audience

altKearsney was privileged to host Springbok captain Jean de Villiers as guest speaker at a special talk presented to our boys, parents and guests last night . Mr de Villiers kept the audience entertained with amusing anecdotes and insights into rugby, the Springboks, the upcoming World Cup and life.  Mr De Villiers has presented to a number of top rugby schools around the country and he was happy to note that Kearsney was the first school that he has visited that insists that boys should play a number of different sports throughout the year, a philosophy he strongly endorses.  Jean lamented the trend towards specialisation at schoolboy level and attributed his own success in rugby to his having played cricket, swimming, tennis and any other sport that he could as a school boy, learning valuable skills and lessons and fostering his love of sport.  The talk was organised by Citadel, a specialist wealth management company and proud partner of Jean de Villiers.


 

Record breaking form from Myles Brown

altMyles Brown (KCOB 2010) upset Chad le Clos in the men’s 200-meter free at the South African National Championships in Durban on Wednesday 15 April. Myles’s time was 1:47.44 to Chad’s 1:47.89.

Myles has continued with his sizzling form breaking the 800 metre freestyle record set in 2009 by fellow Kearsney Old Boy, Troy Prinsloo, by posting a time of 7:53.97, smashing the old record by one second.

Earlier in the week Myles broke SA’s longest standing swimming record when he won the 400m freestyle in a time of 3 minutes 46.08 seconds, breaking the 16-year national record of 3:46.31 set by Ryk Neethling on August 22 1999.

With these results Myles has qualified in his third individual event for the FINA World Long Course Championships - the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle. For Myles, now the main focus is to continue his form and do well at the world champs.


 

Another great Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival

altA highly successful eighth Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival wrapped up with the announcement of five players who each received bursaries to the Sharks Academy for 2016. The recipients are (L to R) Glenwood’s prop Khuthazani Mchunu and full-back Jaydon Morgan, Heinrich Nieuwenhuizen, Selborne College flank, Jordan Chait, SACS captain and fly-half and Nico Peyper, Dr EG Jansen hooker.

Visit our Festival pages for all the news of this year's event.


 

Excellent Science Projects Presented at Expo

altDuring the first term all Grade 9 boys conducted science expo investigations through which they learnt valuable scientific problem-solving skills. The research conducted was of a high standard and the presentation of their projects was particularly commendable.