Superb results in International Benchmarking Tests


Grade 9 pupil Edward Yeo has been awarded two gold medals for achieving the top scores in both the Maths and the Science International Benchmarking tests.

Twenty of our Grade 9 boys wrote the University of New South Wales/Education Assessment Australia International Benchmarking tests in English, Maths and Science, joining boys from over twenty other countries. Edward Yeo, Carl Combrinck and Robert Whitehouse received distinctions in Maths; Edward Yeo, Thomas Lunde, Michael Lee, Tim Bean and Jethro Strydom received distinctions in Science; Tim Bean and Daniel Phillips received distinctions in English, with Michael Lee earning a High Distinction (Top 1% of participants) in English. The group received an additional 29 Credits and 4 Merit awards over the three tests.

Congratulations boys.


James Tedder contracted for Sharks u19


James Tedder, Kearsney College 1st XV centre, has been contracted to the Sharks U19s for next year.
Tedder was an important cog in the team’s backline this year which saw him repeatedly getting through the defence as he proved to be one of the most difficult runners to stop. After a stunning season his impressive play was capped off with being selected for the KZN Craven Week team where he stood out as a player for the future. James was also captain of Kearsney’s 1st X1 cricket team.  He joins his older cousin Tristan who played flyhalf for the Sharks U19s this year.

Centenary History Project


Mr Dave Goldhawk is currently researching the College’s history in preparation for a beautiful coffee table book to be published in time for Kearsney’s centenary in 2021. To ensure that the book reflects some of the experiences of the schoolboys of the time, in addition to providing an historical record, Mr Goldhawk is looking for anecdotes, reminiscences and, especially, photographs – informal ones rather than the posed official ones taken for publications such as the school magazine. Mr Goldhawk can scan these and return the originals promptly. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated and would help make the book a colourful and interesting record.

A list of suggestions which might help to jolt the memories of those who were at Kearsney during those years are on our web site Centenary landing page. Please share with Kearsney Old Boys who you know.

Mr Goldhawk has an office in the Heritage Centre and can be contacted at dgoldhawk@kearsney.com


Leadership Week 2015


31 August to 03 September

Our twenty-fifth annual Leadership Week was a resounding success. The venues which we visit have been carefully selected over the years and are ideally suited to each group, while the instructors based at each of these venues are professionals who ensure that the boys derive maximum benefit from the courses and have the opportunity for personal development.

The Grade 11 group embarked on a course in ‘Ethics and Leadership’, reinforcing the role and responsibility that they will shoulder in their matric year. The Grade 10s spent four days at the Shongweni Spirit of Adventure Centre, enjoying a challenging course on ‘Action Centred Leadership’, which is most appropriate for this age group. The focus of the Grade 9s’ course was ‘Being aware of the needs of others’,  while the Grade 8s’ theme was ‘Standing on your own two feet’.  Well done to all the boys, and the Masters who accompanied them, for a very positive and constructive week.

Provincial Cricket Teams Named


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The following Kearsney boys have been selected for various KZN A Cricket Teams:
U19A: James Tedder, Keean Rencken
U17A: Luke de Vlieg, James Stamatis, Matthew Lees, Brad Porteous
U15A: Robert Koenig
Congratulations to all these cricketers on this fine achievement.

Pictured (left to right): James Stamatis, Luke de Vlieg, Robert Koenig, Matthew Lees, James Tedder, Brad Proteous, Keean Rencken

Provincial Water Polo Selections


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Congratulations to the following Kearsney boys for their selections to the KZN water polo teams:

U19A side – Ryan Jackson
U19B side – Luke Croshaw and Jared Meyer and non-travelling reserve – David Weaver
U14A – Josh Muller and non-traveling reserve – Oliver Kenny

Pictured:
Back: Jared Meyer and David Weaver
Front: Oliver Kenny, Luke Croshaw and Josh Muller

Farewell to the Class of 2015


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Today marks the final routine school day for the Class of 2015. The Class has had a wonderful year and we wish them well for the final examinations and thank them for their massive contribution to the College over the past five years.

Read all about the traditions of the event and their history.

Congratulations to the boys who have been given the honour of leading the College in 2016. We wish you all the best. The staff and boys are behind you. Read more…

Grade 12s Excel Academically


The 2015 Matrics have maintained the Kearsney’s exceptional academic standard with 37 percent achieving an aggregate of over 75 percent in the trial examinations.

Deputy head-boy, Jabulani Nyathi, is this year’s Dux.  At Speech Day he received Academic Honours Cum Laude (over 86%), as well as subject prizes for English (shared), English Literature, Modern Languages, Afrikaans, Physical Science, Mathematics (shared), Dramatic Arts and Music.

Runner-up to Dux is James Hansen who also received Academic Honours Cum Laude and subject prizes for Engineering Graphics and Design as well as Life Orientation (shared). Read more…

A Special “Thank you”


On Friday afternoon (9 October) the world champion Kearsney College Choir performed for the entire Kearsney staff  in a special final show of the year. Almost two hundred internal and service provider staff, from the grounds, maintenance, laundry, kitchen, cleaning, administration and academic departments, enjoyed a hot lunch and a spectacular show.  A large number of the staff, who work tirelessly to ensure Kearsney is so well maintained and the staff and boys so well looked after, have never had the opportunity to watch our famous choir perform and the choir and orchestra gave their all to entertain the staff while acknowledging them and the fantastic work they do.

Pictured: Mr Bernard Kruger and some of the Grade 12 choir boys, for whom this was the last official performance.

SA Rugby Union U16


Congratulations to Dylan Richardson (Grade 10) who attended the SA Rugby Union U16 High Performance Training Camp in Paarl during the October holidays. Dylan, who captained Kearsney’sd U16A team and played for the KZN U16 Grant Khomo team, joined fifty-eight rugby stars from around the country at this prestigious camp.  Dylan has a promising rugby future ahead of him and we look forward to many more great achievements in the future.