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Past staff member receives prestigious  award

altProf David Lewis-Williams was awarded a Gold Award of The Order of the Baobab in recognition of his research on southern African San rock art. Prof Lewis-Williams, who taught English at Kearsney from 1963 to 1978, is an important South African archaeologist and is currently professor emeritus of cognitive archaeology at WITS University.


 

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.


 

School Production: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

altKearsney College is proud to present Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, with the kind permission of Steven Stead and KickStart Productions.

“The plot combines elements of an old 16th century English ballad about two babes, abandoned deep in the forest upon the orders of their wicked uncle, with the Robin Hood legend and a huge dollop of comedy in the form of Robin Hood's motley crew of merry men in tights, a really villainous sheriff and an unforgettable dame. 

This magical family pantomime is a fun romp through the Sherwood Forest with the dashing Robin Hood and his Merry Men. This delightful journey through the enchanted forests and castles of Medieval England guarantees to thrill and delight audiences of all ages with dragons, forest creatures, transformations, battles and dances, and the fun of familiar songs and witty jokes.”

(extracted from www.sneddontheatre.co.za)

Bookings for the production will open on Wednesday 29 April on Computicket.com. Use the "print at home" option for convenience.

 


 

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.


 

Valued sponsorship from Nashua

altKearsney is proud to acknowledge Nashua as our 1st and 2nd XV team sponsor from 2014 to 2017. This wonderful support made it possible to improve facilities at Kearsney such as the recent state-of-the-art upgrade of the Medworth Stadium. Members of our 1st rugby team were very happy to try out their 2015 kit which was delivered by Mr Martin Pretorius, Managing Director of Nashua, Durban.

 

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Inter-Schools Gala

altOur swimmers finished the season on a high note performing superbly in the pool at the Durban and Districts Gala to finish second behind Westville Boys. 3rd - Glenwood; 4th - Clifton; 5th - Westville B; 6th - Northwood; 7th - DHS; 8th - Glenwood B.

Well done to all the swimmers who took part in this and other galas during the term.

 

Visit our Facebook page to see all the photographs from the D and D Gala.