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Dear College Parents

"Some folks dream of the wonders they'll do,
Before their time on this planet is through.
Some just don't have anything planned,
They hide their hopes and theirs heads in the sand.

Now I don't say who is wrong who is right,
But if by chance you are here for the night.
Then all I need is an hour or two to tell the tale of a dreamer like you.

We all dream a lot.
Some are lucky, some are not.
But if you think it, want it, dream it,
Then it's real.
You are what you feel.

But all that I say,
Can be told another way.
In the story of a boy whose dreams came true.
And he could be you."  
Prologue - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Wow! Well, what can one possibly say! This is the most superb production. From the acting, singing, dancing, music, sound and lighting effects, costumes, choreography, stage management and décor, this is truly a spectacular production. I would like to thank and congratulate every single boy, member of staff and others who contributed to this brilliant performance. The timeline to produce Joseph has been particularly tight with the short first term but everyone has risen to the occasion. A special congratulations to the incomparable Wayne Tucker who directed the play. Adam Suliaman who played the part of Joseph also needs a special commendation, absolutely outstanding! The only sadness is that more boys and parents could not enjoy the experience because of the size of our theatre. A refurbished and bigger theatre is part of our 175 campaign….!



At assembly today our Marimba Band entertained us, a wonderful way to start the day!



Founders Day

Last Friday we marked our Founders Day with a special ceremony in the Memorial Chapel. On this occasion we awarded the very first Robert Gray Medal’s to two of our most distinguished Old Boys, Dr Robert Frater and Mr Raymond Ackerman. The Bishop Gray Medal is the most prestigious and only award which the school can bestow on an OD who has made a significant and exceptional contribution in his field of endeavour, or to society in general. The citations (click here) were read by our Headboy William Linley and Deputy Head, Murray Gordon.



One of the lovely traditions of Founders Day is the running of the Avenue Mile from the Rondebosch station, past the Prep, under the subway and down the Avenue to the Silwood Road gates. This year Oliver Stewart broke his own record with a time of 4 minutes and 29 seconds.



Matric Results 2018

We have received the results of the re-marks which our boys applied for after receiving their matric results in January. An additional 20 distinctions were achieved, bringing the total A’s for the year group to 513 (3,35 per boy). Two boys who had achieved Diploma passes were successful in their re-marks and are now awarded Bachelor passes which means that 99% of the class achieved a Bachelors Pass. Well done!


Summer Sports

I reported previously on the brilliant performance of our athletes at the Triangular and this week saw the curtain come down on our summer sports programme. Overall we have had a very successful term. We are pleased with the performances of our cricketers, particularly with the renewed enthusiasm shown. I also popped my head in at basketball in the Mallett Centre last week, there is no shortage of enthusiasm there!


Over the weekend I was in Johannesburg for waterpolo and rowing. Our waterpolo teams were in good form at Jeppe, Parktown and KES. These are really tough tournaments and the boys aquitted themselves very well with the U15A winning gold. This week the Mazinter Cup finals were held at Reddam. U14A came 2nd, U15A 1st and the U19A made the semi finals. (Please see the full report in assembly notices).


                                                      L-R Sam Elliott, Nicholas Steinhagen, Dean Sneddon and Mikey Ford


On Sunday I attended the SA Rowing Champs at Roodeplaat, a truly amazing event.  Our rowing club performed extremely well with many crews reaching finals. The highlight was the Gold Medal achieved by the U19 coxless fours.  Our 1st 8 rowed superbly to win the Silver Medal while the U16 coxed fours won a Bronze Medal.


              Gold Medal U19 coxless fours: Nicholas McAdam, Shaun O'Brien, Francois Breytenbach, Oliver Kane-Smith


Election Day

The 8th May has been declared Election Day. This will also be a School Holiday.


Overseas tours

During the holidays we have three overseas tours; our squash and golf teams are on tour to the UK while the 1st XV rugby are on tour to Ireland. The fencing team are going to Germany for a training camp. This is a wonderful opportunity for these boys and we wish them well. We are particularly indebted to all the parents for their support of these tours and also to Landrover Constantiaberg who have sponsored the kit for the rugby tour.



Many of our boys will be involved in other internal tournaments and festivals during the holidays and we wish them well.


This will be the last newsletter of the term. It has been a very hectic and busy term and I thank you all for your support.


Have a wonderful holiday.


Yours sincerely


Guy Pearson