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Remarkable athletic achievements for Kearsney Old Boy

altMpumelelo (Mpumi) Mhlongo (Kearsney Old Boys of 2012) was born with a handicap which affects the function of one of his legs and yet despite this he has done amazing things.

The UCT student, who is studying Chemical Engineering, has been breaking All African Athletics records. At the National Championships for the Physically Disabled, Mpumi became the South African T44 champion in the 100m, 200m, long jump and high jump - breaking the African records for the latter two. This qualifies Mpumi for the IPC World Championships in all four.         

Whilst at Kearsney Mpumi tackled every possible opportunity and achieved great success which resulted in him being awarded the Edwin Henwood Tropy in Grade 12. The trophy is for scholastic achievement (Mpumi achieved 7 distinctions), success in sport and and setting a good example to his peers with his leadership style (he was Head of Finningley and Head of Choir), upholding Christian principles and display courage in overcoming difficulties.


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Mpumi pictured at Speech Day 2012 with the Edwin Henwood Trophy.




Kearsney Old Boy visits from Harvard


Greg Royston (Class of 2013) is now on his summer break from Harvard University and we were delighted that he took the time to return to Kearsney to inspire the boys with his passionate address about some of his experiences and people he has met in the USA.

Greg achieved 9 distinctions in his final Matric exams in 2013. He also enjoyed phenomenal success on the golf course and played golf for KZN Men’s in 2013, having been the KZN Schools Golf Champion and making the SA Schools golf team in 2012.

Greg did exceptionally well in his freshman year of a four year undergraduate Liberal Arts degree at Harvard. He plans to major in Applied Mathematics and Economics.Greg also represented Harvard in the eight member Men’s Golf team. His success over the season saw Greg named The Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

Greg will be playing in golf events in SA before he returns to Harvard in mid-August to be a team leader on the Freshman International Programme before his next semester starts.

Greg is an extremely loyal and humble Old Boy with infectious enthusiasm and we hope to have regular visits from him when he returns home. We wish him well for the forthcoming academic year.

Greg is pictured here with the top 5 pupils in Grades 8, 9 and 10.


Kearsney Old Boy is awarded Rhodes Scholarship

altRhodes Scholar Dr Alex von Klemperer (Class of 2006, Dux of the College) took time out of his busy schedule to address the boys of the 12 Club at Kearsney early this term.

Alex will be furthering his studies in Neuroscience at Oxford University and he spoke to the boys about his research and about the Rhodes Scholarship criteria and selection process. Alex urged the boys to appreciate the privileged education that they have been fortunate enough to enjoy and to make most of the opportunities they have been given.

Alex' scholarship covers a one-year Masters in Neuroscience and a three-year DPhil, during which he plans to study neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, epilepsy and Parkinson’s. He is also interested in studying the overlap between HIV/Aids and tuberculosis.

A medical graduate from the University of Cape Town, Alex recently completed his internship at Chris Hani-Baragwaneth Hospital in Soweto.


Kearsney boys selected for SA Basketball

altWe congratulate Thomas Westermeyer and Kuhle Bophela on their selection to the SA U16 Basketball team. The team will compete at the Afrobasket U16 which is also a qualification tournament for the World Under 17 Championships for 2016.


Pictured: Kearsney coaches Mr Nhlanthla Dlamini and Mr Myles Delport with Kuhle and Thomas.


SA Hockey Selections for Kearsney boys

altCongratulations to Lyle Jarvel who was selected for the SA U17 Hockey squad and Luke de Vlieg and Jeremy Foord who were selected for the SA U16 High Performance Hockey squad.

Pictured L-R: Jeremy Foord and Lyle Jarvel


SA Men's Water Polo

altJulian Lewis (Kearsney Class of 2013) has been selected as the goal keeper for the SA Men’s’ Water Polo Team for the 16th FINA World Championships to be held in Kazan, Russia from 23 July – 8 August 2015.

Congratulations Julian. We wish you well for the event.


Kearsney Founders Weekend 2015

altIt was wonderful to welcome back so many Old Boys and their families as Kearsney celebrated Founders Weekend this past weekend. A lovely weekend was enjoyed by the greater Kearsney community. Thank you to all those who visited the Hill and contributed to a fantastic atmosphere on campus.

View the video posted by Kearsney College


Kearsney hockey coach to coach SA U 16 

altCongratulations to Sihle Ntuli, our Kearsney 1st XI hockey coach, who has been appointed as the SA U16 boys coach. Sihle's talent and enthusiasm has contributed to our 1st team having a very successful season under his guidance.


Provincial Rugby Selections for Kearsney boys

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.