Strenue - Strenue March 2018
Congratulations Class of 2017
Matric Results 2017 - Congratulations King Edward VII School Class of 2017

We celebrate your achievements & thank you all for your contribution, commitment & passion given to our School.

99.5% Pass Rate
89.11% Bachelor Degree Entrance
99% Access to Tertiary Education
266 Distinctions achieved from 194 candidates


The School recognises, applauds & commends the hardworking #Classof2017, our dedicated staff, supportive & loving parents/guardians who collectively can join in celebrating our Matrics on this chapter completed. The future is bright - Strenue.

In pursuit of our mission statement to draw our School body from all quarters of Society; to build for the future of our country & to attain excellence & balance in the academic, sporting & cultural aspects of school life. #Classof2017 is ready for next step and journey into the 'big world'!

We are extremely proud of our Top Achievers from the #Classof2017. Their tenacity, persistence & many hours of hard work has paid off. We applaud you one & all.



2017 Top Achievers:

8 DISTINCTIONS - TIAGO JARDIM

7 DISTINCTIONS - CORBYN BUZIEK

7 DISTINCTIONS - TIAGO DOS SANTOS

7 DISTINCTIONS - TAAHIR MAKDA

7 DISTINCTIONS - MATTHEW SEBESTA

6 DISTINCTIONS - WILLIAM AGAR

6 DISTINCTIONS - TYSON MTSHALI

6 DISTINCTIONS - JAMES PARSONS

5 DISTINCTIONS - LUKE BRAMHALL

5 DISTINCTIONS - KRISHNA CARR

5 DISTINCTIONS - GREGGORY FISHER

5 DISTINCTIONS - SEBASTIAN FREEMAN

5 DISTINCTIONS - BOWIE LAI

 5 DISTINCTIONS - FARANANI LISHIVHA

5 DISTINCTIONS - RYAN MILDENHALL

5 DISTINCTIONS - ARNOLD MOUENDE

4 DISTINCTIONS - TERENCE CLARKSON

4 DISTINCTIONS - MATTHEW HIGINO

 4 DISTINCTIONS- ROGAN KILFOIL

4 DISTINCTIONS - MOHAMMED KHAN

4 DISTINCTIONS - LEEVASHAN NAIDOO

KES nurturing young, proud & confident men of today into leaders of tomorrow - go boldly red army.

Class of 2017 we are extremely excited to follow your next steps and progress on this next chapter of your lives. We proudly look forward to celebrating your future successes as Old Boys of this great School.

WE ARE RED!
GO SCHOOL.
STRENUE.



Red Blades - Kings of Kowie Again!
KES RED BLADES - KINGS OF KOWIE 

The King Edward first eight crew travelled to Port Alfred to race at the annual Schools’ Boat Race over December and to defend their 2016 title. They did not disappoint and came home victorious and are proudly KINGS OF KOWIE - TWO YEARS IN A ROW!




The race, over 5.9km’s, is viewed as one of the premier events on the Schools’ Rowing Calendar and King Edward returned as reigning champions. Last year’s win will allowed the crew to start first in the time trial on Friday 8th December and here our crew set the fastest time in the trials, setting up a final vs St Andrews on Saturday, 9 December.


The crew had been training hard during the examination period and will be moved down to the Vaal River for an extended preparation camp prior to departure for Port Alfred on December 5th. Spirits were high in the squad with six members of last year’s crew returning to the Kowie this year. The boys were quite aware of the added pressure that last year’s victory places on them this year and expect to face intense competition at the event. The first eight win at Gauteng Champs has gone some way to buoying confidence in the boat but the crew is taking nothing for granted. And St Andrews threw everything at them in the final, but the boys held strong in the face of adversity and fierce competition and brought the trophy home.


Club Captain, Damien Bonhage-Koen returned for the race, together with Christopher Baxter, Nic Nepgen, Dean Geldhof, Cameron Menton and Brandon Bester. The new squad members, Benjamin Dyke, Marc Durandt and Liam Karovsky, had gained some valuable experience in the boat already this season and all added good value to the crew.

Tait McJarrow, the crew cox, made his first appearance at Boat Race and proved he is a seasoned campaigner and an integral part of the crew’s success to date. In what is in essence a coxe’s race, Tait had an important role to play over the two days of racing.



We congratulate and humbly applaud the crew in their endeavour to defend their title so well.


Red Blades we are so very proud of you all, coaches, support crew and our most wonderful supporting parents - we thank you all.

Go School.




Welcome New Staff and Grade 8's
Red Welcome: 2018 New Staff members


Mr Marco Engelbrecht (PE/LO)
Mrs Claire Visser (HOD Physical Science/ NS). Great to have Mrs Visser return to King Edward in 2018.
Ms Alecha Thops (Physical Science/NS)
Mr Eddie Prideaux-Brune (Geography)
Mr Wessel Pretorius (Mathematics/Maths Literacy/Technology)

Wishing our new staff members a happy, successful and long tenure at King Edward VII School. Welcome to the Red Army.

Red Welcome: Grade 8 Class of 2018



What a fantastic journey awaits you, grab every opportunity that this great School offers, always be grateful for the choices & sacrifices your parents have afforded you to be here and be very proud that you are now part of a greater family and brotherhood - the Red Army.

Ties and blazers were off until the boys have passed their 'new boys test', a new initiative implemented by the leadership & mentor group of 2018. Their first week saw them enjoy various activities designed to forge new friendships, build their brotherhood connection, take part in sporting and cultural activities and familarise themselves with the academic programme. All in all, it was a superb week and introduction to being a KES BOY!






Class of 2022 - Dream big, work hard, stay focused, have fun and enjoy every single moment.

Tradition of Excellence continues.

We are RED.

STRENUE. GO SCHOOL.
Sporting Excellence Highlighted - Term 1
King Edward VII School athletes, David Seete, Nathaneal De Swardt, Lythe Pillay and Itumeleng Molefe competed in the SA Schools Championships over the 22 - 24 March at the Potch Stadium.


King Edward VII School athletes earning top rewards:

Lythe Pillay - placed 1st in 400m U15 Final in a NEW SA RECORD TIME of 47.99s (old record was 48.79s)

David Seete- placed 3rd in 400m U17 Final in a time of 46.76s




Nathaneal De Swardt - placed 1st in U17 High Jump with a personal best 2m10cm. Crowning him the new South African Champion.


Itumeleng Molefe - placed 2nd jumped 14m97cm in U19 Triple Jump.



Well done lads - School applauds you for your grit, determination and congratulates you on deserved rewards.

Tennis: King Edward players selected to SA Junior Nationals 2018
Following tennis players selected to SA Junior Nationals to compete in Bloemfontein 3-8 April

L-R R Roothman, W Roothman, E Lee, K Dlamini, S Thorne, E Goldberg, J Brooksbank-Bentel


Cricket: KES 1st XI crowned Coca-Cola Gauteng Champs at T20 Challenge

Great team effort from our Red Caps at Senwes Park as they secure a place in the National Finals:
HS Rustenburg 82/9 after 20 overs. O Maila 2/17.
KES 84/2 after 12 overs. Heinrigh Pieterse 52*
KES 1sts won by 8 wickets.




Cricket: KES 1st and U16A are the 2018 Johnny Waite Winners

KES 1st beat St Stithians in JWK SF & St John's in the final, to be crowned the 2018 JWK 2018 Winners for the 21st time in the history of the competition since 1974.


U16A beat St Stithians in the U16 League to be crowned the 2018 JWK Winners


Polo massively proud to hear the news on the National Selection for King Edward VII School 1st Team, Goal-Keeper Mohammad Rawat .
Congratulations to 1st team and SA u17 Waterpolo goalkeeper Muhammad Rawat on winning gold at the EU Nations in Prague.





This tournament took place from 30 March - 1 April 2018. Outstanding Mohammad - well done to you on winning GOLD!



Congratulations to King Edward VII School Water Polo player, Maxim Johnson on his selection to the SA U16 Development Team to compete in March 2018.






Congrats Max and STRENUE for upcoming tournament.

Squash: St Andrews Bloemfontein Tour 9 - 11 Feb


Congratulations to our 1st squash team who were unbeaten at St Andrews Tour:

Won 5-1 vs Pretoria Boys'
Won 4-2 vs Selborne College
Won 5-1 vs St Andrews A
Won 5-1 vs St Dominics
Drew 3-3 Grey High

Team Red:
Muzi Buthulezi, Nathanael Ndebelele, Joshua Van Der Wath, Turin Van Baalen, Amukelani Zitha & Rahul Parbhoo.


Terrific form, spirit and determination shown by our young red charges! Well done lads and MIC Mr Bradd Lodge. Red Thanks to St Andrews for invite and hospitality.



Gauteng Baseball Selections - 2018
Congratulations to the following KES lads on their Gauteng Baseball selection to take part in the National Baseball Tournament in Durban from the 30 March - 3 April:

Aiden Schwartz U15A
Kian Schwartz U18A
Kyle Schwartz U15A
Cuan Hoffman U15A


Tennis: The following King Edward VII School tennis players have been selected to represent Gauteng Central Tennis at the SA High Schools tournaments in Pretoria from 27 April to 1 May 2018.

Boys U19A Kevin Dlamini

Boys U15A
Wian Roothman,
Rynhard Roothman



Also selected to Gauteng East U15A Team is Ethan Lee.


Swimming: KES combined with St Teresa's win GOLD at Co-ed Gala held at Parktown Boys' High


Red Aces: King Edward VII School 1st Team represented their School with pride & passion on Saturday 10 March at Inter High and came home with superb results.

Team Red Aces:
S Thorne, S Collins, J Brooksbank-Bentel & A Dick-Vercammen.



Results:
Won 18-0 vs HS Vorentoe
Lost 6-12 vs St John's
Won 16-2 vs Kings School
Won 17-1 vs Dainfern
Finished 2nd in Pool

Won 12-6 vs Northcliff High in play-off's
Won 12-6 vs Trinityhouse in play-off's
Finished 5th overall out of 21 schools.


Red Rowing Report: After a season of excellent results from our King Edward VII School crews, MIC, Mr Dedlow reports back:

'The 2018 Rowing Season ended with the South African Schools’ Championship during the first weekend of March.

The club placed fourth overall and managed to achieve six medals over the three days. Noteworthy were the Gold medal achieved by our Under Fourteen Sculler, Robert Bryce who progressed from a field of seventy-four scullers to claim gold in the final, the golds achieved by the First Pair of Baxter and Bonhage Koen and the gold achieved by the First Four of Baxter, Bonhage Koen, Geldhof, Nepgen and McJarrow. The Pair and Four have now won three consecutive South African titles and claimed three South African records in the process.




Other medallists included our Under Sixteen Coxless Four (Silver), our Second Eight (Silver) and our First Eight who took the bronze medal.



2018 has been a good season for the club. Together with receiving our new equipment we have seen all our age groups develop and progress during the season. We have certainly been competitive on the water and spirited on the bank. Almost without exception every one of our crews rowed their best race of the season at the Championship and despite some disappointments for some of our crews the margin between medalling and not medalling was extremely close.

Our Under Fourteen and Under Fifteen Octuples both placed fourth in very close races but the boys can be proud of the way they progressed during the season and both crews were very close to medalling. Our Under Fifteen B Octuple were inspirational in missing the A Final by less than a second. Their commitment to scoring points for the club, and their disappointment at missing out, is testimony to the healthy spirit within the club.


I would like to take the opportunity of thanking all the boys for their dedication and work during the season. I would also like to thank the staff, coaches and parents for their continued support. '



Outstanding crews under inspirational leadership, we could not be prouder of our Red Rowing Club! Well done to every lad, coach, support staff and of course our amazing red army of parents.

Onwards and upwards - Go School.

Strenue.

Red Rowing Club Unveils New Flippi Fleet!
BOAT NAMING CEREMONY & UNVEILING


On Friday the 26th of January a boat naming ceremony was held at Rob Wray Pavilion to unveil the 9 new Filippi boats.



The new fleet acquired for the rowing club through a fund raising drive initiated by Paul Marketos and Andrew Fussell, most certainly a highlight and special occasion for all involved in the Red Rowing Club Community and for the School as a whole.

In an intimate yet dignified ceremony, nine brand new boats and two single sculls purchased the previous year were named.

Boat

Name and Meaning

Named by:

Swift Scull (Junior Boat)

Eurybia – Titaness of the Mastery of the seas.

Zak Wood, chairman of the Old Edwardian boat club.

Filippi Scull (First Scull)

Thrasos -  The spirit of boldness

Carollyn Mitchell

Octuple (Junior Octuple)

Prometheus – The Titan of forethought and the creator of man.

Bob Fussell

Pair / Double

Hyperion – The Titan of light.

Mr Gerber

Filippi Scull (Open Boat)

Helios – The Titan of the sun and the guardian of oaths.

Gina Ellish

Quad (Open / U16 Boat)

Aidos – The spirit of modesty, reverence and respect.

Mr Faber

Fillipi Scull (Club Boat)

Nereus- The old gentleman of the sea and the god of the bounty of the sea.

Paul Marketos and Andrew Fussell

Four (First Four)

Agon – The spirit of contest who had an altar at Olympus, site of the first Olympic games.

Mr Hansen

Eight (First Eight)

Tethys – The Titaness of fresh water and the mother of rivers.

Mr Lovatt




May this fleet be blessed with continuous success, pride and enjoyment by all the oarsmen in our Red Blades crew.
Strenue. Go School.






Cultural Excellence highlighted and celebrated - Term 1
KESCO: Easter Projects & Water Drive - Bring Happy Cheer to Communities!

KESCO started with the Easter egg distribution on Friday. Some of the egg donations went to Phutaditjaba in Alex and also to the Salvation Army.
Oyama Mdladla and a few hostel boys also distributed Easter eggs to the Tomorrow Trust learners that attend Saturday School at King Edward.



Water Drive - saw us collect 85 x 5l bottles. Thanks to Gift of Givers for transporting these bottles to Cape Town.


Thank you Red Army for your support in these projects. The heartbeat of KES is helping our Community and every little bit help. Well done to the House groups on the collections and donations.

KES cares.



Red Dramatics: Inter House 1 Act Plays - Showcase of red talent.

Well done to all the Houses on producing a wonderful few evenings, showcasing our very talented boys on stage.

Congratulations to MIC Mr Bremner and all of the Dramatics Club. Please find his report for Term 1 below:

The Dramatic Society was galvanised into action in January with Sarafina auditions. Our boys were privileged to partner with the girls of Kingsmead College in this epic South African Musical. Six intensive weeks of late night and weekend rehearsals culminated in a three night run at the College. The boys were delighted to perform their final technical full dress for none other than Tsotsi star Terry Pheto who spoke highly of the students’ ability. The boys gave a powerful and moving performance through acting, song and dance. Besides being enamored by performing with their gracious hostesses, our actors were given a wonderful opportunity to be part of a big ensemble in a genre which they do not experience. It is the second time that this collaboration has occurred and is an experience that they would hope to repeat in the future.

The 53rd inter-house play festival was rehearsed whilst the boys were busy with Sarafina, and they launched their plays two days after ending the musical. There was an intense sense of rivalry and healthy competition within a wide range of plays. Audience support was at a premium with the Hugh Wilson Theatre packed to capacity. The preliminary round saw Hill, Croft and Robinson through to the finals.

KING EDWARD VII 53RD INTER-HOUSE PLAY FESTIVAL - 2018

AWARDS

Best Play Robinson

Best Play (runner up) Croft

Best Comedy Robinson

Best Director Callum Beukes (Crofts)

Best Actor Sinakho Ncala (Robinson)

Best Actor (runner up) Grant Greenfield (Grimmer)

Best Supporting Actor Alessandro Seach (Hill)

Best Actor in a Female Role Kanste Mosuwe (Robinson)

Best Set and Costume (Davis)

Final Ranking
1st Robinson
2nd Crofts
3rd Hills
4th Davis
5th Grimmer
6th Hofmeyr
7th School
8th Anderson





Red Pipe Band: Congrats Thabs!


Lovely to have Grant Laidlaw, President of The Piping Society of Southern Africa and Chris Mulinder, VIce-President to hand-over and appoint Thabiso Motaung as Pipe Major for 2018 in our Assembly on Friday, 17 March.


Following in a long tradition, this is indeed an honour for Thabiso - we congratulate him.




Johannesburg Junior Council Appointments

Red Leaders: Johannesburg Junior Council
Proud moments as King Edward VII School learners Callum Beukes appointed Co-Mayor and Sinakho Ncala appointed Chief Whip on the Johannesburg Junior Council.


Expressions Evening 2018 - A Celebration of Red Talent!


Blood Drive 2018

Our first Blood Drive for 2018 took place on the 1st of February. Sincere thanks to all who donated and assisted the hardworking staff of SANBS in saving lives!


Final number of successful donations: 57
Unfortunately a few were rejected this time round due to high/low blood pressure, iron levels etc. Always ensure you are in ''top health'' to donate lads, but thank you to all who were willing.

House points are as follows:

1st Place - Hill - 11 units
2nd Place - Anderson - 10 units
3rd Place - Hofmeyer, Croft & Grimmer - 8 units
4th Place - Davis - 7 units
5th Place - School - 6 units
6th Place - Robinson - 5 units

Red Parents/Community we appeal to YOU, to also come down to the Hugh Wilson Theatre at our next Blood Drive (date to be announced), but keep an eye out on our channels as we post that event.

Thank you to the mentors and staff of SANBS for all your help.

Our blood is RED! Go School.


JHB Student Councillors 2017/2018 Awarded



Congratulations to our King Edward VII School outgoing Johannesburg Student Councillors pictured here with their award certificates and trophies for service during their 2 year tenure.

Aron Mc Donald and Nkululeko Mkari received Gold awards for community service and Thato Mashiyane received silver. Good job lads - well done and thank you for your service.

Public Speaking 2018: Annual Event - Just a Minute Competition
Another fun evening of minute long speeches was held to kick-start the Public Speaking calendar for the year at the Inter House ‘Just-a-Minute’ Competition.



The results were as follows:
Crofts 8th
School 7th
Hofmeyr 5th
Grimmer 5th
Davis 4th
Robinson 3rd
Anderson 2nd
Hill 1st



The boys then challenged a team of educators (Mr Dale, Mr Khanye and Mr Pretorius) an event which the educators won convincingly. Well done staff.


Thank you to Mr Dale who was MC for the evening and to our judges and timekeepers for their competent handling of the procedures. Thanks to Ms Avidon for taking the photos.


Well done to all the competitors for providing the audience with many laughs and thank you to all who came to share in the fun – we look forward to seeing you again next year.


February Public Speaking Results

Mrs Reynolds reports back on our KES Public Speaking Teams competing this month at various competitions.

The two Grade 8 teams both received C+ symbols for their first venture in Public Speaking.



The Grade 10 Prepared team (Dylan Kruger, Nuaim Ismail, Caleb Slooten and Suvran PIllay) achieved a pleasing B+ for their speech on Motion skills.



The Grade 11 Impromptu team received the topic “The times they are a changing.” Neo Moabela, Nicholas Barrow, Michael Ogilvie and Seth Thorne had some interesting and varied ideas to share on this theme. They received well-deserved A+ in recognition of the quality of their thoughts and appreciation of their varied speech styles.



March Public Speaking Results

Mrs Reynolds reports back on the pleasing results from our red orators during the March competitions:

'The Grade 9 prepared teams achieved pleasing results.
Glen Mackenzie, Marko Kriek, Kyle White and Kyle Oliff achieved a 'B' for their team speech.


Whilst Simphiwe Mazibuko, Mattia Gallino, Keegan Figueria and Jonathan Bekker were awarded with a very credible 'A'.


Devon Fuller participated in the Elite Individual Public Speaking event at Northcliff High School. He delivered a powerful speech questioning whether animals or humans should be caged. He then went on to compete in the impromptu section. For his combined efforts Devon received a deserving 'A'.




Pipe Band Rankings 2018 Announced:



Front Row
Llewelyn Cotty - Lance Corporal
Masigitha Mkhawane - Sergeant - Lead Drummer
Zipho Oliphant - Corporal - Leading Tip

Back Row
Taigue Mitchell - Sergeant
Marc Durandt - Lance Corporal
Liam Howes - Lance Corporal
Wanda Morapeng - Lance Corporal
Old Boys' Upcoming Events & Reminders

King Edward Old Boys' Gatherings

and 300 Club - 2018

 

17h30
Teddy Bear Arms

   

Wednesday      30 May               (KES)

Wednesday      25 July             (KES)

Wednesday      26 September   (KES)

Wednesday      31 October        (KES)

Wednesday      28 November    (KES)



REUNION DATES 2018

2008 10 YEAR REUNION 4-6 MAY 2018
1998 20 YEAR REUNION 4-6 MAY 2018
1988 30 YEAR REUNION 4-6 MAY 2018
1978 40 YEAR REUNION 9-11 NOVEMBER 2018
1968 50 YEAR REUNION 9-11 NOVEMBER 2018
1958 60 YEAR REUNION 9-11 NOVEMBER 2018

REUNION DAY (HOMECOMING DAY) 5 MAY 2018
ANNUAL GOLF DAY 9 NOVEMBER 2018
KES ANNUAL WATER POLO TOURNAMENT – 2 – 4 MARCH 2018
KES EASTER RUGBY AND HOCKEY FESTIVAL – 29 MARCH 2018 – 2 APRIL 2018



Old Boys' in the News Across The Globe
Kevin Lerena - Class of 2010
2018 IBO Cruiserweight Champion
Two Guns Lerena IBO Champion

Read exclusive interview: Lerena Chats to News24Sports



Malcolm Marx - Bags 3 Awards at SA Rugby Awards 

Congratulations to Malcolm Marx (Class of 2012) for being named SA Rugby Player of the Year 2017. Marx also bagged SA Rugby Young Player (U23) and Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year for 2017.

Well deserved accolades for a most talented and humble gentleman - Red Moose, we are very proud of you!



Robert Peché - Class of 2006



We love hearing news on our Old Boys across the globe and sharing their successes and stories and hearing that Robert Peché is now officially a published columnist, we had to share with our Red Community. Robert proudly representing the Class of 2006, has just had his column published for the first time ever in a magazine. Catch his brand new (and first ever) column in this month's Classic Car Africa!


Robert attributes his success in getting his article published to Mrs Allyson Meyer who taught Robert in 2006 and still today is changing lives, making a difference & instilling a love for English. Robert says, " I've always believed this is thanks to how fantastic Mrs Meyer was as my matric English teacher."

Robert's blog (and writing passion) is called Carbs and Coffee South Africa - give it a follow at:

CARBS AND COFFEE BLOG

In his full-time job, Robert is an Investment Banker and Corporate Strategist - red class indeed! 

2017 Reds Fly-half Marc Morrison, proudly representing Class of 2017.
Marc took part in U20 Scottish rugby trials over January 2018.


Marc invited to take part in the Scottish trials and he played in 2 trial games. Unfortunately a dislocated finger endured in a trial game vs Scotland Clubs XV, will see him on the sidelines for a brief period. (Marc was not included in first squad announcement due to injury).


Tony de Zorzi - Class of 2016


Congratulations to Tony de Zorzi (103) on recording his maiden List A century for his Titans Cricket Franchise on Saturday, 20 January and another great ton for TUKS in the first Varsity Cup Challenge on 1 February 2018.

Kyle McClatchie, proudly representing the Class of 2015
Mc Clatchie walked away with the Freddie Tait Trophy after finishing 15th overall the BMW SA Open and named 'Best Amateur' for the tournament.



"14 January 2018 – The large crowd ringside at the 18th at Glendower Golf Club cheered on popular Kyle McClatchie as he holed his final putt to capture the crown jewel of amateur golf – the Freddie Tait Cup – as the leading amateur in the BMW SA Open, proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni, on Sunday. 
Over the four rounds of the national championship, the 20-year-old Ekurhuleni native delivered a remarkably mature performance, carding controlled rounds of 68, 71, 68 and 71 to close out a top 15 finish on a 10-under-par 278 total. Englishman Chris Paisley fired a six-under 66 in the final round to beat the challenge of home favourite Branden Grace to win his first European Tour title by three shots on 21-under overall.

While Paisley’s name is etched on the SA Open trophy, McClatchie’s name will follow below an illustrious list of former Freddie Tait Cup winners that include Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Jean Hugo, Hennie Otto, Branden Grace, Dylan Frittelli, Charl Schwartzel Brandon Stone.

“For us, the SA Open, SA Stroke Play and Sanlam SA Amateur titles are the Holy Grail of amateurs golf and every amateur dreams of winning it,” said McClatchie.

“I didn’t win the other two, so it’s really fantastic that I could win the Freddie Tait Cup before I leave the amateur ranks. This week was about testing myself on the biggest stage in South Africa, competing against the best golfers from the European and Sunshine Tours. I haven’t had many opportunities to play at this level and I wanted to push myself to see how high up the leaderboard I could go.

“It’s an indescribable feeling to see my name up there in the top 15 with players that have won on the world stage and contested in Majors. For me, this week more than lived up to its billing. It was the four most incredible days and I will take a lot of confidence away from this experience.”

Partnering Frenchman Matthieu Pavon, McClatchie went out in one-under.

The slight breeze died down as the Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate golfer started the back nine with three straight pars, birdied the par-five 13th but gave the advantage back at the next hole.

“The highlight of my round was definitely the 15th hole,” said McClatchie. “I was in the fairway bunker after my tee shot. My second shot hit the lip and popped straight down. I got it out and had 109 metres left to the flag and I holed out for birdie.”
The GolfRSA National Squad player said walking up to the final green took the sting out of the missed opportunity to tie for 12th after a late bogey at 17.

“It was the most amazing experience to walk up and to see all the people and hear them cheering us on,” he said. “The atmosphere around the 18th was amazing; it was another first for me.” McClatchie had huge support from the local crowd, including fellow GolfRSA National Squad players Garrick Higgo and Matt Saulez.

“I heard after my round that Matt ran straight from the 18th green to the first tee to wish me good luck and then went to hand in his scorecard,” McClatchie laughed.

“This week was both an exhilarating and exhausting, because everything was so new. I really loved sharing the experience with my dad (Ryan) on the bag and big ups to him for keeping me calm. “To my mom (Wendy) and all the friends, family and fellow amateurs and GolfRSA National Squad players that walked with us and cheered me on, I am really grateful for all your support.”

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA, a SAGA and WGSA Not-For-Profit company.



Congratulations Old Boy Daniel Bell - Class of 2012



Wonderful news on the announcement that Old Boy Daniel Bell ( Class of 2012) was selected to the SA Men's Hockey Team to compete in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia later this year. Red Community thrilled for you Dan and know you will proudly represent Country & School with pride and passion.
 

Malcolm Marx in the News and scooping up major accolades at Lions Rugby Annual Awards Evening on 3 February.


Proudly representing Class of 2012, Malcolm Marx on the charge and making his mark as he earns top awards at Emirates Lions Rugby Awards.

Most Valuable Player of The Year Award
Players Player of The Year Award
Super Rugby Player of The Year Award
Supporters Player of The Year Award




Congratulations to King Edward VII School Old Boy, Michael Rice, proudly representing Class of 1972, named '2017 Actuary of the Year'!

The Actuaries Institute is delighted to announce that Michael Rice has been named Actuary of the Year 2017.

Michael is CEO of Rice Warner, an independent consultancy and research house in financial services, that he founded in 1987. It now employs close to 70 people. Michael is a leader within the industry, and well known as a fearless advocate for good public policy across Australia’s superannuation and retirement sectors.

He is one of a handful of expert actuaries the media calls upon for considered commentary and explanation across retirement policy, Age Pensions and superannuation. Many have heard him interviewed on Ross Greenwood’s 2GB radio program Money News and elsewhere, have read his blogs, interviews in newspapers and magazines, and heard him speak at numerous external conferences. Michael’s aim has been to promote what’s best for the community and the sector in as many ways as he can, and to be a champion for reform where it is needed.

Michael was educated in Wales and South Africa and migrated to Australia in 1979 working in various roles before branching out on his own in 1987.

Click on given link to read more:

2017 Actuary of Year Award



Mr Martin Bain Venn, took on the task of riding and completing the gruelling Munga Mountain Bike Race that started on the 30 November and which he completed on the Saturday, 2 December.

Red Munga For Hunger Project: Mission Complete! Martin Bain Venn you absolute Red Legend.

On 9 February Master & Old Boy Mr Bain Venn handed over a cheque for R90 000-00 to Mr Lovatt to the Hunger for Munga Project.


Over 1071 km done and dusted, every challenge met and defeated in true Edwardian style. Pure grit, determination and perserverance.

Well done Sir - we salute our Old Boy & Master on a 'job well done'.





The Munga is billed as the toughest race on earth and is 1100 km non stop race from Bloemfontein to Cape Town. Mr Bain Venn rode to raise money (in the form of sponsorship per kilometer or a donation) to provide financial support to KES boys who are financially battling to support themselves. Funds raised will be used towards helping these learners with provision of meals, books, educational supplies and uniform.


Keagan Glade - Class of 2017


Superb news that REDS player, Keagan Glade, proudly representing the Class of 2017 has been selected to the SA u20 Training Squad for 2018 World Cup.

SA U20 TRAINING SQUAD 2018

Big future ahead for our Old Boy and Keags we wish you all the very best!
KES Easter Festival 2018 - Come Share The Spirit!


FOLLOW ALL THE ACTION, FIXTURES AND RESULTS AT

KES FEST 2018 SCORES UPDATES

Entry Fees
R40 per Adult
R20 per Child

Rugby Fixtures
KES FEST 2018 RUGBY FIXTURES.pdf

KES 1STS
THURSDAY 29 MARCH: 14H00 VS WESTVILLE BOYS' HIGH
SATURDAY 31 MARCH: 15H15 VS WYNBERG BHS
MONDAY 2 APRIL: 14H45 VS NORTHWOOD SCHOOL

HOCKEY FIXTURES
KES FEST 2018 HOCKEY FIXTURES.pdf

KES 1STS
WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH: 19H40 VS HS ELDORAIGNE
THURSDAY 29 MARCH: 11H00 VS DHS & 19H40 VS KEARSNEY COLLEGE
SATURDAY 31 MARCH: 16H25 VS NORTHWOOD HIGH
MONDAY 2 APRIL: 13H25 VS PAARL BOYS' HIGH


JUNIOR RUGBY FIXTURES
KES FEST 2018 JUNIOR RUGBY FIXTURES.pdf

Red Machine In Action - Over Easter Holidays.
Many of our sporting teams embark on tours and tournaments from the 28 March- 2 April 2018. Should you be in the vicinity of any of the tournaments, please get down to the venues and support the RED MACHINE:

Hockey: U14A Parktown Festival
28 March - 29 March 
Weds
14:30 vs Noordheuwel
18:45 vs St Davids 

Thurs
11:45 vs Cornwall
16:00 vs Trinity

Hockey: Nomads U16 Selborne College
29 March - 31 March
Thurs
11h15 vs Selborne
15h35 vs Grey College

Fri
08h00 vs Grey High
13h25 vs St Andrew's

Sat
09h05 vs Hilton

Hockey: Nomads 1sts Grey College
7 April - 9 April
Grey College
Sat
07h30 vs Selborne College
17h30 vs Grey College

Sun
08h30 vs Grey High
13h00 vs St Alban's

Mon
08h30 vs Hilton College

Hockey: Nomads U14 Wynberg Boys'
6 April - 8 April
Wynberg Boys'

Rugby: U14 Parktown Festival
28 March- 31 March
Weds
12h35 vs Helpmekaar
13h45 vs St Stithians

Thurs
11h10 vs Jeppe (7 a side)
13h20 vs Hilton

Sat
08h00 vs St David's

Rugby: u16 Jeppe Festival
29 March - 2 April
Thursday, 29 March 2018
Collard Field
12:30 - King Edward VII vs Helpmekaar

Saturday 31 March 2018
Collard Field
11:30 - Westville Boys' High vs King Edward VII

Monday, 2 April 2018
Collard Field
09:30 - Diocesan College vs King Edward VII

Rugby: Francois Swart u15A Festival- 15A squad
2 April 11:00 - 5 April 

AFFIES
MON:
11H00 VS WATERKLOOF

TUES:
11H00 VS KEMPTON

THURS:
08H00 VS EG JANSEN






Rugby Fixtures
KES FEST 2018 RUGBY FIXTURES.pdf

KES 1STS
THURSDAY 29 MARCH: 14H00 VS WESTVILLE BOYS' HIGH
SATURDAY 31 MARCH: 15H15 VS WYNBERG BHS
MONDAY 2 APRIL: 14H45 VS NORTHWOOD SCHOOL

HOCKEY FIXTURES
KES FEST 2018 HOCKEY FIXTURES.pdf

KES 1STS
WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH: 19H40 VS HS ELDORAIGNE
THURSDAY 29 MARCH: 11H00 VS DHS & 19H40 VS KEARSNEY COLLEGE
SATURDAY 31 MARCH: 16H25 VS NORTHWOOD HIGH
MONDAY 2 APRIL: 13H25 VS PAARL BOYS' HIGH

JUNIOR RUGBY FIXTURES
KES FEST 2018 JUNIOR RUGBY FIXTURES.pdf

GOOD LUCK TO THE RED MACHINE. GO SCHOOL! STRENUE.

 
K.E.P.S 2018 First Term Highlights
The longer holiday made the year start with more energy and enthusiasm. The new year also brought with it some new faces and ideas to the schooling at King Edward Prep. School. Mrs. Fourie joined the grade 1 team, Miss Sonnenberg joined the Grade 2 team, Mr. Futter joined the Intermediate and Senior phase, Mr. Norris and Mr. Barrett joined the Sports Department and Mrs. Moskoff joined the grade 4 team. We know that these people will enjoy their time at our wonderful institution and we hope that they can feel fulfillment in everything that they do.

First Day Images: Grade R & Grade 1


Two weeks into the term we wished Mrs. Gilmartin luck with the arrival of their second child. Her departure was brought forward and nearly caught us with our pants down! Our congratulations were extended to the Gilmartin family on their healthy addition. Fortunately, we were able to get the services of Mrs. Piotis and Mrs. Baty to cover the swimming sessions. These two ladies adapted to the situation with amazing ease and the swimming program developed a new life. Mrs. Baty managed the Phys Ed classes and Mrs. Piotis the afternoon swimming and gala preparation.

We started with the integrated day program and found that the energy at this time of the day was overwhelming. The boys have embraced the drive to grow their skill level with open arms. They are all invited to get involved in the various sporting and cultural activities that are offered in the term. The effort and energy that is evident at chess, debating, speech and drama puts some of the sports energy to shame. Well done to all involved.




Sadly, there were three Governing Body members who chose to step down before the elections. Our thanks were extended to Dr. Robyn Whittaker, Mr. Abey Mamaregane and Mr. Adam Gunn for their dedication and service to the school over many many years. They each had vastly different portfolios but there is no doubt that their contribution was massive. The New group of governors were elected on the 1st March 2018. The SGB is made up of the following members: Parents – Paul Marketos – Chairman, Jason Cox – Vice chairman, Thabiso Madiba – Treasurer, Pamela Fotiadis – Secretary, James Haydock; Non-educator - Gail Brockway; Educators – Carrie Viljoen, Llewellyn Bragin. Doug Shead as the Headmaster also is an SGB member. Three members have been approached as co-opted members: Mr. David Taylor, Mr. Rodgers Chauke and Mrs. Marufa Chavoos. We wish these dedicated community members lots of success in their tenure as governors and trust that they will find pleasure in the work that the do to improve the school.

Mother’s committee, under the leadership of Mrs. Erica Barrett and Mrs. Leizl Eykelhof, and Dad’s club, being led by Mr. Gavin Smith and Mr Nigel McGurk, are exciting additions to the years program. These two entities are working together to keep our school community strong. We are very grateful for their time and dedication to the school.

Fun Projects and Charity Drives - Share The Spirit!




As usual the cricket, swimming and water polo program is a frenetic way to start the year. The season of cricket matches probably had more downs than ups. The best part of the season was they way the boys picked themselves up after the losses. We have a lot of work to do still and will continue to grow and support these young cricketers. The swimming energy increased and the internal competition to be the team of the week had the boys working very hard. The hard work was showing great signs when the season came to an end.

The water polo boys were asked to represent the High school in several Saturday fixtures. They played against under 14 B teams and the results were astounding. The extra game time certainly assisted the boys and their polo improved dramatically.

Wishing all a blessed time ahead.
Doug Shead.
Old Ed's Society News
News from The Old Edwardian's Society:

Summer time has heralded the wonderful game of cricket and with our 1st team back where they belong in Gauteng Cricket Boards Premier league, expectations were high of re-establishing ourselves as one of the leading clubs in the Province. The aim for the season was a top four finish in the main 50 over league and it is now possible for a top three place. A couple of matches have slipped away due to us not being able to defend what we thought were good scores or we have been unable to chase down what seemed achievable targets.

Again we have missed our Provincial players both for the Lions and Strikers at important times. Although it is great to have our players playing provincially, it does harm our own league chances.

Water polo have again had five teams playing in the leagues and although the might of OJ Eagles precludes almost anyone else from taking the title, all our teams have produced some excellent results during the season. With the pool at the Society having undergone a large amount of maintenance work over December, it is now looking pristine.

Our mens 1st bowls team is on the cusp of winning their league which will be a huge achievement under the new format devised by Johannesburg Bowls Association. The ladies team has more than held their own in what is a tough league.

Tennis club championships are almost complete with what looks like a repeat of both the mens and ladies finals from last year.

The weekly 5km Time Trial continues to attract a solid core of runners and it should be noted that this is open to all whether members or not. It is run every Wednesday with the start at 17;45 from outside the main gates to the club.

Hockey can look forward to a new season with renewed hope with an extra men's and ladies teams taking part in the league. As I write our men's team is playing in the Presidents Cup which features the top six teams, an ideal warm up for the rigors of league to come during the colder months!

After a long tournament, two long trips to Potch, and a tough game against  Tuks Sport @TUKSHockeyHouse , the Old Ed's on Sunday, 18 March, won the Southerns hockey pre-season tournament. Premium start to the season!



School House Welcome Snappy & Wizzle!
Snappy & Wizzle (named by the School House crew) are settling in very well, especially enjoying feeding time.

Nicely done lads - it's owl good???




Exciting news and background shared by MIC, Mr Brent Crossley, on the School House Owl Release Programme been run at King Edward VII School:



'The school house owl enclosure was build in 2014. The enclosure was built in school house boarding house by Eco Solutions. The enclosure which consists of about a 4m by 4m square approx 3m high was generously funded by Mark van Vuuren.

School house has successfully raised and released 4 pairs of owls (2 spotted eagle owls and 2 pairs of barn owls).
 
The project is aimed at alleviating the rodent problem around the boarding establishments as well as the conservation aspect of these forever dwindling species.
The owls are introduced into the enclosure at a fragile fluffy age of 6-8 weeks. In order to give them the best chance of survival we are to feed them 6 chicks daily. After about 2-3 months the front mesh is simply opened for the owls to fly free. We continue to feed them chicks for up to 3 days after release until they learn to hunt for themselves. Many pigeons around school have found themselves prey to these predators.

The boys gain a great deal from this project through the responsibility of continuously feeding them and ensuring the enclosure is in good clean condition.



2018 sees the arrival of two new spotted eagle owls after waiting an entire year for their arrival. The project has grown immensely amongst schools, parks office parks as well as private home owners. Special mention and thanks must also be extended to KES Old Boy Giorgio Cavalieri who has also contributed to the care and upkeep of our new 2018 owls and to the project as a whole.


In hope that one of the pairs will settle and breed in one of our 3 owl boxes placed around the school in the tall oak trees and school house building. We will continue to persevere with these endangered species.

Ecosolutions is the company that runs the initiative where they rescue injured and abandoned owls that need a roof over their head for a few months.
It has been a great pleasure working with ecosolutions in partnership with king Edward school to allow the running of this initiative.'

Should you wish to contribute or be involved in the project, kindly email Mr Crossley at bcrossley@kes.co.za

Well done to all involved in this Eco project and especially our School House 'Conservation Team', we are sure our new additions to our Red Family will bring much wisdom, joy and luck to our Community.

Excellence in Education Rewarded at District Awards
Academic Excellence of King Edward VII School Rewarded at Gauteng District Awards



The Johannesburg East District Awards took place on Friday 2 February and King Edward VII School were very well represented at the event.

Krishna Carr received the trophy for the highest Accounting mark in the district, Taahir Makda for Life Orientation and Tiago Dos Santos for Mathematics. Tiago Jardim received the award for being placed 3rd overall in the district.






The Accounting, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History and Mathematics Departments were also all recognised as achieving the top results in the district.







King Edward VII School also walked away with the trophy for the Top Performing Public School in the Johannesburg East District.




Congratulations to the matrics of 2017 as well as all staff of the school for these wonderful achievements!

Tradition of Excellence continues.

Go School.

 
 
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