The Kearsney College Centenary – 2021
“Answer Kearsney’s Call”
The Kearsney Centenary is fast approaching and preparations are well underway to ensure a special year. The Centenary Committee has been meeting regularly since 2014 to plan a year-long programme to commemorate this significant milestone in style in 2021.
An exciting range of memorabilia will be available to commemorate the event.
The special events being planned for the Centenary include a Centenary Ball; a 24-hour inter-house sports challenge; a musical production which will chronicle the story of Kearsney through the eyes and ears of generations of Kearsney boys; a 70-hour marathon reading of the Bible in the Kearsney Chapel, involving the boys, staff, Old Boys, parents, churches and the wider community; an outdoor musical proms event featuring Old Boy musicians/performers in the line-up; the hosting of major sporting events on the SA schools’ sporting calendar; and much more.
The Centenary celebrations will culminate fittingly in a 140km Kearsney Epic Run – a relay run from the chapel at Kearsney College to the chapel at Old Kearsney, near Stanger, where the College started in 1921.
In other Centenary news, the South Wing of the Centenary Centre is progressing rapidly and we look forward to moving into the new classrooms later in the year. The South Wing will provide the College with an additional eleven modern and spacious classrooms and a beautiful courtyard, supplementing the four modern classrooms, the Centenary Arch and a multi-purpose Long Room of the North wing of the Centenary Centre, which was completed in 2016. Kearsney’s Centenary Centre is designed to provide world-class, state-of-the-art facilities suitable for collaborative 21st Century teaching and learning, in line with international best-practice. Academics are Kearsney’s number one priority and the development supports the College’s drive for academic excellence.
A beautiful coffee table book, rich in anecdotes and historical photographs, is in the final stages of being put together. This wonderful publication will provide an informative, interesting and entertaining record of the College’s first 100 years.