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Dear College Parents


"The world is a complicated place, and there's a lot of division between people.  The performing arts tend to unify people in a way nothing else does." - David Rubenstein


This week we have enjoyed the staff play, Noises Off, directed by Wayne Tucker. It is a terrific performance and my congratulations to everyone involved. A staff play is such a good community building exercise and take enormous hard work and commitment by all concerned. All proceeds from the show will be going to the Russell Adams Bursary Fund, my thanks to Bruce Jack for his generous donation of wine for the event.



The matric exams have started well and today the boys are writing their Maths Paper 1. Our Grade 10 exams begin on Monday. The opening of the Matric Art Exhibition takes place on Friday 2nd November, please do pop in as you go past the Mitre and Woodlands Pavilion to see the terrific work our boys have produced.


Today in assembly Will Linley gave his inaugural Headboy Speech to the School (please see attached). We also invited our Youth Olympians, Mike Houlie and William Rose to assembly to present them with the trophies which were awarded to them at Prize Giving. They were not able to be present at Prize Giving because they were in Argentina. Mike Houlie was awarded the OD Merit prize for the most distinctive or prestigious  achievement during the year and William the Tuppy Owen-Smith Trophy for excellence in sport. At the Youth Olympics Michael won the gold medal in the 50 meters breastroke; William’s SA 7s team was beaten in the semi-finals by New Zealand and David Naude came 20th in climbing. These are outstanding achievements.



Our rowers returned from a wonderful experience at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston. They acquitted themselves very well in difficult conditions. (please see the report in the assembly notices).



This week we concluded the Diocesan College Rhodes Scholarship interviews for 2019. I am pleased to announce that the nominated candidate is Julia Hampton, ex Herschel Girls High School. Please see the attached bio for Julia.


Have a wonderful weekend.


Yours sincerely


Guy Pearson