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Basketball Provincial Selection

altKulhle Bophela and Thomas Westermeyer in Grade 10 have been awarded KwaZulu Natal Provincial Colours and will represent the province at the Basketball National U16 trials taking place in Gauteng from 5 to 8 March.

Following the recent St Johns U16 Basketball Tournament Kuhle was selected as one of the best players at the tournament. Congratulations to these boys on these achievements.


Culture@Kearsney 2015 launches on 11 March

altCulture@Kearsney is designed to encourage the celebration of arts and culture and expose the talents of the youth in KZN. This year's programme will be launched on 11 March with a public exhibition of Visual Arts in the Henderson Hall. the exhibition is open to the public until Tues 17th March 2015. Viewing Times: 10h00 to 18h30 weekdays, 10h00 to 16h30 on weekends. 


Annual Kearsney Careers Expo

altThanks to our organiser, Mrs Kerry-Jane Coleman, all our support staff and exhibitors for a very successful Careers Expo on 24 February. All of the Kearsney boys visited together with parents and pupils and parents from nearby schools.


This is an annual event which is hugely valuable for pupils to become more informed about tertiary and career options.



KZN U23 Golf Captain

altOur congratulations go to Greg Mckay (Grade 12) for finishing 3rd in the KZN U23 Championships played at Selborne Country Club.


Greg's consistently excellent form and leadership skills have been rewarded by his being selected as the KZN U23 Golf Captain for the forthcoming inter-provincial tournament.



Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival Launch 2015

altThe eighth annual Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival kicks off on Thursday 02 April. The launch event was held at Growthpoint Kings Park on Tuesday 17 February.

In endorsing the Festival, John Smit (pictured second from left), CEO of the Sharks and former Springbok captain said schoolboy rugby plays an invaluable role in the development of South Africa's rugby culture.

Some of the country’s finest rugby talent will be on display at the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival, and the event provides opportunities for players to be noticed and advance their rugby careers at provincial and national level, Smit said.

Pictured: (L to R) Headmaster, Elwyn van den Aardweg, John Smit, Matt Stevens (KCOB 2001 - Sharks, England, British and Irish Lions) and Etienne Fynn (KCOB 1989 - Former SA and Sharks Prop now Managing Director of the Sharks Academy).

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Grade 8s earn their ties

altA recently introduced tradition at Kearsney has been the “Tie Ceremony” for Grade 8 boys. This is a rite-of-passage during which all Grade boys are required to complete certain requirements before earning the right to wear the Kearsney tie. The Alverstone hike is the culmination of the tasks and with that activity behind them they were ready to receive their ties. The Heads of Houses and Head and Deputy of School presented each boy with his tie, shook his hand and then the whole school welcomed them into the brotherhood of Kearsney with a resounding and sustained ovation. The Headmaster reminded the school of their obligations always to look after each other and to nurture and strengthen the “tie” between all  Kearsney boys.


Welcome to Kearsney 2015

altWe welcomed new boys and their families to Kearsney on Sunday 18 January. Having familiarised themselves with their new school over the My Bright Future weekend in November 2014, the Grade 8 boys have returned to settle into their new home.

See photographs of the start of our Grade 8s' adventure on our Facebook page

You will find more pictures over the next few weeks, so please keep checking in.

With much to celebrate in 2014, we look forward to emulating this in the coming year.


Excellent results for Kearsney Class of 2014

We are delighted to report the results of the 2014 IEB examinations. The Class of 2014 achieved wonderful results in their IEB NSC Examinations and have done the school proud. We thank them for their contributions to the College in all areas over the past five years and wish them all the best for the future.

Some Kearsney highlights:-

  • 98.4% Bachelor Degree pass (Matric exemption);

  • 100% pass rate;

  • 47% of Mathematics candidates achieved distinctions (IEB schools’ ave: 26.2%). Two pupils placed in top 1% in SA;

  • 36.9% of Physical Sciences candidates achieved distinctions (IEB schools’ ave: 12.9%). Seven in top 48 in SA. 60% of Kearsney boys wrote Physical Science;

  • 86% of Music and 47% of Drama candidates achieved distinctions;

  • Top 8 Engineering Graphics and Design candidates in SA;

  • A third of boys achieved 3 or more distinctions (total distinctions 240 at an average of 1.95 each).


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Pictured: some of the boys to visit campus having achieved 43 distinctions between them. Neil Lillelund, Jeremy de Beer, Matthew Maddock, Ivan Crockart, Dylan Hart, Keagan Loader and Dhirren Pillay.


We give thanks

altThe Annual Kearsney Staff Thanksgiving Service at the end of the academic year took place in the beautifully illuminated Chapel on campus. The early morning sun light filtered through the familiar stained glass windows as the Chaplain, Rev James Headbush led the proceedings. The tri-lingual service, with receptionist Europa Ngubane acting as the animated translator, was an encouragement to all to be thankful for what we have and to look back with gratitude at God’s goodness to us as individuals, as families and as a school. The College records with thanksgiving, the goodness of God in 2014.


Preparing for Mandarin Examination

altMaking History at Kearsney is the group of Grade 8 boys who are studying Mandarin. Here the boys are completing final preparations before tackling the first ever end-of-year Mandarin examination to be written at Kearsney. These boys have embarked on a five year course which will see them writing the British Council examinations in their Matric year. The subject Mandarin, taken intra-murally at Kearsney will be a fully fledged and accredited subject in the National Senior Certificate examination in 2018.