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).
The trophy for best all-rounder in the 6th Form was shared by Matthew Butler and James Tedder. Matthew achieved Academic Honours Cum Laude, and won subject prizes for Biology and Mathematics (shared), is Head of Haley House and plays KZN hockey. James Tedder achieved Academic Colours, plays provincial rugby, and 1st team 7s and cricket. He is a Finningley prefect.
Eight boys were awarded Academic Honours Cum Laude (over 86%). In addition to Jabulani, James and Matthew, Brandon Hughes, Ross Cairns, Ross Conway, Cameron Lee and Ru Baker also achieved over 86%.
Academic Honours (80-85%) were awarded to head prefect Robbie Polkinghorne, Siya Kheswa, Nicholas Hoare, Jordan Ross-Elliot, Josh van Vuuren, James Hulett, Lyle Hewitson, Simon Nortje, Matthew Carlson, Garrett Stevens, Geoffrey Sibbald and Tyrone Beunk-Burgess.
Twenty-one Grade 12 boys were awarded Academic Colours (75-79%).
Guest speaker, Dr Jonathan Pons (KCOB 1980) encouraged the boys to follow their dreams. An ophthalmic surgeon who heads up a rural hospital in Swaziland, his inspiring message was to ‘measure your day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow’.