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Final Assembly for the Class of 2014

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On Friday 17 October Kearsney's Matric group attended their final assembly as Kearsney boys. We thank the boys for a great year and wish them well as they leave to prepare for their final examinations.

The Headboy and Deputy for 2014, Stephen Tedder and Tristan Tedder, officially handed over the leadership of the pupil body to the prefects of 2015.

The boys left the Chapel to the singing of 500 Faces and bade farewell to their teachers as they exited the Chapel. 


 

Provincial Cricket Selections

altCongratulations to Kearsney cricketers, Keegan Foss (Grade 12) and James Tedder (Grade 11), who were selected for the KZN Coastals U19 and U17 cricket teams respectively. 

(Pictured) Keegan Foss


 

National Golf Selection

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Congratulations to Greg Mckay (Grade 11), who finished tied in 2nd place representing the KZN "A" team at the recent South African High Schools Championships and was selected for the SA Schools Golf Team for the second year in a row.

Kearsney Master-in-charge of Golf, Mr Bruce Thompson, was also elected as Chairman of SA High Schools Golf at the AGM. 


 

Junior Cricket Teams Shine at Festivals

altThe beginning of the holiday brought some fantastic results for our two junior cricket teams, the U14As and the U15As, who travelled to the Cape for the Charl van Rooyen Festival in Cape Town and Grey High Festival in PE respectively.

The U15As played against Wynberg, Pearson, Woodridge and Grey College (T20) and won all games except the one vs Pearson, which they lost by 2 wickets.

The U14As won all four of their clashes, vs Pretoria Boys High, Bishops, Selborne and St Andrew’s College (T20). Their biggest winning margin was their 6 wicket win over Pretoria Boys High.

(Pictured left: Kearsney U15 Cricket Team in Port Elizabeth).


 

Salvage master of Costa Concordia visits Kearsney

altIt was an honour to welcome Old Boy Captain Nick Sloane (Class of '78) back to Kearsney. Captain Sloane was the salvage master of the Costa Concordia wreck, the largest maritime salvage operation in history. During his visit Captain Sloane met with Kearsney's top academics in Grade 12 and was the guest speaker at Speech Day. He left the boys in awe of the scale of the operation and the highly technical, environmental and human relations aspects involved.


 

Grade 12 Academic Achievements Celebrated

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Congratulations to all the boys who received awards at our annual Speech Day and Prize Giving on Friday 3 October. Prizes were awarded for academic achievements and other notable achievements from the year were acknowledged in a special ceremony attended by the boys of the College, parents and guests. Kearsney Old Boy Captain Nick Sloane, salvage master of the Costa Concordia, was our guest of honour and he inspired the boys of the College with the tales of his exploits and his message that “nothing is impossible”.

Exceptionally high academic standards have been reached again this year and we were pleased to award Honours Cum Laude to seven boys and Honours to nineteen boys. We wish the Class of 2014 all the very best as they prepare for the final examinations which start later this month.

See the full list of prize-winners.


 

Creative School Day

altFor a couple of hours on Friday the entire school took a break from the academic rigours of a school day to take part in various creative workshops, as part of our annual Creative School. The boys embraced the exercise with much enthusiasm and good humour and had great fun engaging, and in some cases discovering, their creative selves. 

The diverse activities included drumming, graffiti art, hip-hop dancing, mosaicking, script writing, a drama workshop, tessellation, magic, movement and Chinese paper cutouts, presented by Kearsney’s Mandarin teacher Ms Wang. 

The primary aim of this unique initiative is to expose the boys, over the course of their high school careers, to some aspect of the Arts which they may not normally be exposed to. The Arts are integral to a well-rounded education and a boy’s cognitive and social development and we congratulate the Art Department on once again producing an outstanding programme.


 

Music@Kearsney Studio Concert

altMusic@Kearsney under the banner of Culture@Kearsney is a one-hour eclectic mix of performances by music students drawn from all ages and disciplines. If you ever feel the desire to be inspired or  in need of your faith in the world renewed, be sure to attend one of these evenings.

First up was Alex Gibb who had his debut stage performance in classical singing with Handel’s Dove sei. He was followed by the evergreen, multi-talented Kevin Sibande who performed the benediction Quella fiamma by Benedetto. Grant Kruger is growing up at a rapid pace and he, having just completed his Royal Schools Grade 6 examination, performed Handel’s Sonata in d, the second movement. Ben Proctor tutored by the new contemporary piano teacher and accompanied by the vocal support of Wandile Nyamela performed the hauntingly beautiful All of me by John Legend.

The remaining participants were old favourites, Jonathan Johansen, Jarod Spence and Panashe Mwawuka, followed by Blake Perryman, Jabulani Nyathi, Nduduzo Mkhize, Jethro Strydom, Tim Lewis and the evening concluded with a hearty rendition of Katy Perry’s Dark Horse by the Grade 9 Music elective boys.


 

Fantastic Rugby 7’s Season for Kearsney

altKearsney’s 7s rugby team did the school proud by winning two out of three tournaments in which they participated this season, namely the Crawford and the Voortrekker 7’s tournaments. Kearsney played 15 games over the three tournaments and lost only one game, and that by a two point margin. 
 
Coach, Mr Francois Lubbe said: "The boys displayed true dedication and commitment and were fearless on the field".
 
Kearsney is also very proud of Tristan Dixon who was selected to the KZN 7s side.

 

Golden Hours visit

altOver the years we have developed a wonderful friendship with Golden Hours staff members and children. The school caters for children with special needs.

The Kearsney boys were greeted with much excitement at their recent visit. A number of games were played, including soccer, rugby, basketball and tennis. It was heart-warming to see the Kearsney boys helping the children to hold a cricket bat and showing them how to bowl. The excitement when the ball is successfully struck is wonderful to behold! It is very humbling to interact with the children.

Towards the end of the afternoon we had the traditional 100m race where every Kearsney boy ran with a Golden Hours’ child on his back. Traditionally the last event is a tug-of-war, which is always won by the Golden Hours team. We finished off our visit by congregating  in the centre of the field, where we sang our Kearsney school song ‘Come the Day’ followed by Golden Hours singing their school song. Afterwards we all sang the National Anthem together.

This is always a lovely, fulfilling and joyful day for both schools and we look forward to visiting Golden Hours again next term.