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KCOB to play for Scotland U20 in World Cup
Congratulations to James Miller (Class of 2016, Pembroke prefect) who has been selected as a back-row forward for the Scotland U20 team for the forthcoming World Rugby U20 Championship 2018. James has been playing for Watsonians based in Edinburgh.
The World Rugby U20 Championship takes place in France between 30 May and 17 June, 2018. Three venues will host the tournament in the Stade Aimé Giral in Perpignan, Stade de la Méditerranée in Béziers and the Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports et de l’Amitié in Narbonne.
Pictured – James playing for Watsonian rugby 2018 (ball carrier)
A highly successful 11th Standard Bank Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival, with outstanding schoolboy rugby, took place from 29 March to 2 April 2018.
National and Provincial sports selections
National honours for U16 water polo boys
Congratulations to Tyson Andrews and Wesley Marshall on their SA selections. Tyson has been selected for the SA U16 water polo team that will be touring to New Zealand. He also played in the starting team for the KZN U18 Currie Cup team.
Above: Tyson Andrews has been selected for the SA U16 Water Polo team that will tour to New Zealand for the 15th Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival from 07 to 17 July. He also represents the KZN U18 Currie Cup team.
Wesley Marshall has been selected as the non-travelling reserve for the SA U16 Squad. Wesley recently took part in a tournament where he played against the SAU17 team and an international fixture against Zimbabwe U18.
Above: Wesley Marshall has been selected as a non-travelling reserve for the SA U16 Water Polo squad what will tour New Zealand Later this year.
SA U17 Tennis selection
Congratulations to Kade Mindry who has been selected the SA U17 Tennis team. The team will tour to the UK in June. Well done Kade on an amazing achievement.
Tennis KZN U19A
Congratulations to Kade Mindry (Grade 11) who has been selected for the KZN U19A boys team.
Golf KZN Selections
Hayden de Kock (Grade 11, on the right) for the KZN Southern Coastal A team and Charlie Dell (Grade 12) was selected for the KZN Southern Coastal B team. Congratulations!
Basketball KZN Selections
Four boys were selected to represent the KZN U18 Basketball team – Preston Barr, Ruben Darby, Levi Donjeany and Liam Turner. Three boys were selected as part of the KZN Coastal team Rabasotho Lenkoe, Dillon Wimbush and Ayoola Morakinyo. Max Hastings -Brown will represent the KZN U16 Team. We wish them all the best for the upcoming tournament being hosted at Kearsney from 23 to 24 March and featuring U18 and U16 teams.
Pictured L-R: KZN UI8 team members are Liam Turner, Levi Donjeany, Ruben Darby, Preston Barr and Max Hastings-Brown will represent KZN U16
Kearsney recognised for Maths and Science Excellence
The College was honoured to receive a Certificate of Excellence from the University of Pretoria for placing in the Top 16 of all schools in South Africa, independent and state, in Mathematics and Physical Sciences in the final 2016 examinations. Our Maths and Science Excellence Programme has consistently placed Kearsney among the top performers in the country and we are very proud of our academic excellence.
Kearsney Choir ranked 12th in the world
Congratulations to Marshell Lombard and the Kearsney College Choir who were announced by the international organisation, INTERKULTUR, to be ranked the 12th best choir in the world. What an amazing achievement! Congratulations to the Stellenbosch University Choir, which topped the global list.
Excellent results for the Class of 2017
We are delighted to report that the Class of 2017 has achieved outstanding results in the IEB NSC Examinations and done the College proud. We thank them for their contributions in all areas over the past five years and wish them all the best for the future.
(Pictured above) TOP CLASS with 58 distinctions between them. Back Robert McConnell (6), Bradley D’Eramo (7), David Comrie (8), Wandile Linda (3), Kuhle Bophela (5), Emil Loubser (6), Matthew Pitcher (6); and front Ntinga Tshabalala (6), Nic de Beer (6) and James Young (5).
KZN Cricket Selections 2017
Congratulations to the seven Kearsney boys who were selected to the KZN Coastals Cricket teams:
U18 – Luke de Vlieg and Patch McGrath
U17 – Carl Heunis and Robbie Koenig
U15 – Jean-Luc Talbot, Cade Carmichael and Matthew Murray
We wish you all the best for the rest of the cricket season.
KZN Water Polo Selections 2017
Congratulations to the five boys who were selected for KZN Water Polo across the age groups and the two boys selected as non-travelling reserves.
The teams will be playing in the SA School Water polo tournament in Port Elizabeth from 08-12 December.
U19B – Nic Baines and Taine Buys
U16 non travelling reserves – Oliver Kenny and Josh Muller
U15 – Tyson Andrews and Wesley Marshall
U14 – Luke Ambler-Smith
Pictured top left (L-R): Nic Baines, Wesley Marshall, Josh Muller, Taine Buys, Tyson Andrews, Luke Ambler-Smith and Oliver Kenny.
Speech Day September 2017
At our annual Speech Day and Grade 12 prize-giving 16 awards of Colours and 13 Honours awards for academics were presented. Six boys achieved Honours Cum Laude.
The boys pictured all achieved Honours Cum Laude: David Comrie (Dux of School), Calvin Engelen, Dom Ferri, Luca Ferri, Alex Veltman and Bradley D’Eramo (Runner-up to Dux)
Two more Golds for the Kearsney Choir
In July 2017, the Kearsney College Choir returned from the 10th Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival in Singapore with two Gold medals!
The Choir won the Folklore Category with a score of 92.2 (Gold Grade 1). No other Choir earned a Grade 1 Gold in any category at the Festival.
In their second category (B2 (Equal voices – Youth), the Choir finished second with a score of 81.3. This earned them a Gold (Grade III).
We are very proud that you kept the Kearsney Choir flag flying high, boys and staff.
Springbok selection for Dan and Jean-Luc (KCOB 2013)
Congratulations to Daniel and Jean-Luc du Preez who have been selected to the Bok squad for the Rugby Championship. Daniel (pictured right above) is in line to make his Springbok debut while Jean-Luc made his debut against Wales last year and played in the home series against France in June this year. The twins celebrated their 22nd birthdays on Saturday 05 August 2017. We wish them and all the Boks all the best for the Championship.
KZN Under 17 Sevens Squad
Congratulations to Jacques Odendaal for his selection to the KZN U17 Sevens team as a backline player. This is a fantastic achievement. Jacques was the Kearsney U18 team captain when the Matric were not playing.
SA Schools Rugby selection
Congratulations to Dylan Richardson who has been selected for the SA Schools rugby team at flank. The team will face Wales, France and England in the U19 International Series in August 2017. We wish the team all the best for the series.
Five Kearsney boys selected for provincial rugby teams
Congratulations to the Kearsney rugby players who were selected for various KZN rugby teams.
U18 Craven Week: Dylan Richardson (top left)
U18 Academy Week: Sibusiso Sangweni (bottom left), James Sutherland (top right) and Ross Taylor (not pictured)
U16 Grant Khomo Week: Oliver Carmody (bottom right)
National Tennis Selections 2017
Congratulations to the following boys for their provincial selections:
U19A: Kade Mindry
U15A: Luc Koenig
U15B: Shail Chetty
Following the inter-provincial tournaments, Kade Mindry was selected to the SA U17 Tennis team and Grade 8 pupil Luc Koenig who was selected for the SA U14 tennis team and as a reserve for SA U15. Congratulations on these excellent achievements.
National Hockey selections
Three Kearsney hockey players were selected for SA Schools’ teams.
Keanan Naidoo SA U18B team
Guy Morgan SA U17 team
Chase Kelly SAU16 HP squad
Provincial Hockey selections
Congratulations to the 25 Kearsney hockey players who were selected for various KZN and KZN Coastal Hockey teams.
SA Men’s Hockey selection for KCOB
After a national hockey selection camp the team to play in the Hockey World League Semi Finals was announced. We are delighted to learn that Bili Ntuli (2014) has been chosen to represent South Africa. This event is a World Cup qualifying tournament and will be held in Johannesburg from 08 to 23 July. Australia, Germany, Spain and Belgium among other countries, will take part.
KCOB Top MBA student at Stanford
We were proud to learn of the fantastic achievements by Monde Nkosi, Kearsney’s headboy of 2007. He graduated in June 2017 as one of the top students in his MBA Class at Stanford University in the USA. This meant he was designated an Arjay Miller Scholar, becoming one of the first black South Africans to achieve this prestigious award.
Monde also completed his Masters in Education at Stanford during this time.
Monde epitomised balance and all-round excellence at Kearsney. Monde came 9th in SA in the National English Olympiad in 2006. He earned Academic Honours Cum Laude in 2007 and matriculated with six distinctions.
Monde represented KZN Athletics in 2005, played 1st team rugby, 1st team basketball (Captain) and 1st team soccer. He was awarded the coveted “Best All-rounder Award ” and the “Ambassador’s Trophy” in Grade 12.
Pictured above: Monde Nkosi with mother Nomsa, wife Nyaki, daughter Nkanyezi and father Phillip