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Old Boy achieves highest mark in MBA programme at Cambridge University
Congratulations to Justin Reed (KCOB 2003) who achieved the highest overall mark in Cambridge University’s Judge Business School MBA Programme. Read more…
We were delighted to welcome Justin back to Kearsney to address our top academics in Grade 11 and 12 on 11 October. In his talk he spoke about his experiences at Cambridge as well as how Kearsney equipped him with skills to cope with the course.
Master’s degree with distinction from Oxford
Alex von Klemperer (Class of 2006, Dux of the College), who attends Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship, has been awarded his Master’s degree with distinction. He was one of only five in the class of twenty-two to achieve this remarkable feat.
The Rhodes Scholarship covers his Alex’s Masters in Neuroscience and two years of his D Phil. After his achievement in his Master’s degree, Alex was awarded the prestigious Clarendon Scholarship for the final year of his D Phil. Clarendon scholars are selected by experts in their fields based on outstanding academic merit and potential. According to Oxford University, they select individuals who are ‘intelligent, motivated and show enormous potential’.
Congratulations Alex on these incredible achievements.
Provincial Cricket selections
Congratulations to the following boys’ who have been selected to represent KZN Cricket teams in various age groups:
U15: Jordan Bamber and Chase Kelly
U17: Luke de Vlieg (Captain)
U19: Brad Porteous (pictured), Matthew Lees, James Stamatis and Lindo Nkabinde
Jean-Luc du Preez selected for Springboks
Congratulations to Jean-Luc du Preez (Class of 2013), who has been included in the Springbok squad for the international clash against the Barbarians on 5 November at the Wembley Stadium in London.
Twelve uncapped players have been included in the 30-man Springbok squad. Four of these players, including Jean-Luc, will remain with the Springbok squad for the remainder of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour (the Tests against England, Italy and Wales). They are flankers Smit and Du Preez, Petersen (wing) and Venter (centre). The rest of the previously uncapped players return home after the Barbarians match.
Provincial Water Polo selections
Congratulations to the following boys’ who have been selected to represent KZN at the SA Schools Water Polo tournament to be held in Durban from the 07 to 11 December 2016.
U14: Tyson Andrews and Wesley Marshall
U15: Josh Muller
Reserve: Oliver Carmody
U16: Nick Baines (pictured)
Reserve: Taine Buys
U19B Reserve: James Kenny
New SA record for 400m freestyle
Congratulations to Myles Brown (Class of 2010), who, at the African Championships broke the Championship 400m freestyle record of another Kearsney Old Boy, Troyden Prinsloo, which had stood for 12 years. His time was 3:54.80 to Troy’s time of 3:57.30. Troy matriculated with the class of 2004.
Earlier in the year, Myles Brown set a new South African record in the 400m freestyle at the Olympic Games in Rio, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to get him through to the semis in that event.
Exceptional Achievements for the Class of 2016
Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on a fantastic year and some special achievements. These were celebrated at our annual Speech Day and Grade 12 Prize Giving at the end of the third term. An incredible 30% of the Class received Academic Colours, Honours or Honours Cum Laude.
Dux of School for 2016 is Nicholas Carroll. Runner-up to Dux is Cameron Rencken. These boys and nine other Grade 12 boys achieved Honours Cum Laude, which means their average achievement was over 85%.
We wish all of the Grade 12 boys everything of the best as they prepare for their final IEB examinations.
Kearsney Old Boy takes part in Paralympic Games
At the Rio Paralympics Mpumelelo Mhlongo (Class of 2012) finished 7th in the second heat of the men’s 100m. This meant he did not proceed to the final. It must have been an amazing experience to compete with the world’s top 18 athletes in that event.
Mpumi’s other event at the Paralympic Games was long jump on Saturday 17 September. Mpumi achieved a season’s best jump which resulted in him finishing in 6th place in the finals of the event. What a wonderful achievement.
Rugby: Dylan Richardson selected for SA Schools A team
We are delighted to announce that Dylan Richardson (Grade 11), who played for the Sharks U18 team in Craven Week during July, was selected to the SA School A team which played an U19 international series involving England, Wales and Italy in August.
National Hockey selections
Congratulations to Lyle Jarvel, who was named captain of the U18B SA Schools hockey team, and Guy Morgan captain of the SA Schools U16A team. Our 1st XI coach, Mr Sihle Ntuli, was chosen to coach the SA U16 hockey team.
Twenty-four Kearsney hockey players represented provincial teams in the July holidays. Read more…
Rugby: U18 KZN Craven Week team
Congratulations to our five 1st XV players who have been selected for the KZN Craven Week team.
2 Dylan Richardson; 5 Jared Meyer; 6 Luke Croshaw; 8 James Miller; 22 Cameron Ritchie. Read more…