Strenue - September 2012
King Edward VII School Library & Media Grand Official Opening

Friday 3 August marked the culmination of the dream of Mr Mike Fennell to convert the old gymnasium into a state-of-art new library and museum complex that epitomises the ongoing pursuit of excellence at the School.

Financed through the generosity of four Old Boys, the new academic facility embraces the old and the new – architecture that combines the 110 year history of the school with current trends, reflects the soul and vibrancy of this dynamic School. Landscaping adjacent to the complex has transformed the entire look and feel of the old basketball courts and rowing tank area.

The official opening function was attended by donors, Department of Education representatives, special guests and the Staff of the School.

Mr Hansen Acting Headmaster addresses the guests

Mr  Janse van Rensburg officially opens the King Edward VII School Library & Media Centre

King Edward Choir sings

Mr Gerber Governing Body Chairman addresses the guests

Mr Fennell, Mr Chris Gerber, Mr Peter Faber and Mr Tutty Faber

King Edward boys shine at the various Academic Olympiads
King Edward VII School scored exceptionally well in the SAICA Accountancy Olympiad 2012. King Edward VII School was the TOP SCHOOL in Gauteng. Furthermore King Edward VII School learner, Harshal Naran was the overall NATIONAL WINNER and the Gauteng Runner-Up was also a King Edward VII School learner, Riaz Patel. 

At a special Assembly on the 24 August the School was presented with its awards and the boys were handed over their winning prizes by both Pastel and SAICA.

Fantastic results from the King Edward VII School Accountancy Department. Congratulations to the Head of Accountancy,  Mrs Naidoo and to the King Edward learners, Harshal and Riaz.

Awards handed to Acting Head, Mr Hansen along with Accountancy Head, Mrs Naidoo & representatives from SAICA and Pastel Accounts:

Mathematics Olympiad 2012:

Congratulations to the following learners for their achievements in the Regional Mathematics Olympiad:

Joshua De Klerk and Tyron Ruthel who were placed 1st and 3rd respectively in the Grade 8 section and Matthew Wilmot who placed 3rd in the Grade 9 Section.
English Olympiad Results 2012: 
N.Ogorodnikov- Participation
A.Wadee-          Merit
J.Irvine-              Merit
S.Rodrigo-        Merit
L.Timothy-         Merit
V.Coopoo-        Bronze
L.May-               Bronze
H.Naran-          Bronze
A.Monohan-     Bronze
T.Peddie-         Bronze
D.Whitbread-  Bronze
R.Khumalo-    Bronze
I.Webb-            Silver

Cultural Events & Highlights from Term 3
Model UN Debating Conference sees King Edward boys receive Gold & Silver Medals:
On Saturday 15 September, two teams of three learners each participated in the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) run Model United Nations Debate. Teams are allocated countries to represent and they do research and preparation to allow them to debate about a chosen topic. At the debate, they are also required to persuade other countries to their way of thinking and to possibly prepare a resolution to present to the (mock) Security Council of the UN which earns them extra points. Aqeel Wadee, Verushen Coopoo and Tristan Marot were the delegation from Mozambique in the debate on Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Tsebo Marwa, Stephen Baxter and Garrick Blok formed the delegation from Malaysia in the debate around Rhino Poaching.
The Mozambique delegation were placed second (silver) while the delegation from Malaysia won their debate and were awarded gold. Congratulations to the KES debaters on such a fine performance! Report by: Mrs Mania

Gold Medal Winners: Garrick Blok, Tsebo Marwa & Stephen Baxter 

Silver Medal Winners: Verushen Coopoo , Tristan Marot &  Aqeel Wadee

INTER-HOUSE JUST-A-MINUTE: Report by Mrs Reynolds
The Inter-house Just-a-Minute competition proved as always to be an evening of wonderful entertainment and much laughter. The boys were posed with some tough topics on which to speak for a minute and had to display their skills of thinking creatively to fill the time.
The School House team proved to be a formidable group beating all teams into submission including the staff team! Hofmeyr were placed second on the night and Davis third. Thank you to all participants and we look forward to the event next year.

Junior and Senior Best Speaker Competitions
The Best Speaker Competitions delivered speeches of an impressive quality and the boys impressed the audience with their maturity, wit and poise.
The Junior competition was held on possibly the coldest evening of the year but the boys were undaunted by the snowy weather. For many of the Juniors it was their first experience of delivering an impromptu speech to an audience outside of the classroom. This, as always, tended to separate the really confident orators. Garrick Blok was Proxime Accessit and Muhammed Badat was Best Speaker of the evening.

The senior speakers delivered impressive quality speeches and extended their audience with some very mature thinking. Touches of humour were effectively woven into the speeches to keep the audience entertained. Verushen Coopoo perplexed both the adjudicators and the audience with his topic “;” and proceeded to captivate everyone present with his powerful delivery. This was followed by an equally inspiring impromptu speech which confirmed him as Best Speaker of the evening. Lloyd May was Proxime Accessit sharing with the audience in his usual sincere style of speaking.
Many thanks to the adjudicators, Mrs Gangat and Mrs Claro, for their input and valuable guidance given to the boys. Thank you, too, to all the speakers who had the courage to share their thoughts so selflessly with the audience.

Senior Winners: Lloyd May Proxime Accessit & Verushen Coopoo Best Speaker 2012

1st Annual Schools’ Quiz: Report by Matthew Jenner
On Thursday 13 September, eight King Edward learners attended the inaugural Schools’ Quiz, hosted by Varsity College.
Divided into two teams, the boys faced off against several schools from around Johannesburg. The evening was hosted by comedian Jason Goliath, who provided thoroughly entertaining fare on the evening, particularly at the expense of King Edward Team Two!
The questions ranged from extremely easy to much more challenging. When the final results were announced, King Edward Team One (consisting of Jonathan Currie, Verushen Coopoo, Aqeel Wadee and Tristan Marot) were placed third, winning R250 each and 5 percent off of their fees if they choose to study at Varsity College in the coming year. King Edward Team Two (consisting of Matthew Jenner, Stephen Baxter, Faraaz Abrahams and Lloyd May) came fourth closely being listed by only one point! King Edward VII School was placed second overall, losing to Redhill who lifted the prestigious Varsity College Trophy.
The evening provided entertainment, head-scratching trivia and many laughs! An evening which was enjoyed by all!

Chess Team Tops A-League:

King Edward VII School’s A team achieved first place in the A Section of the 8-A-Side Chess League Tournament play offs, held on the 17 September and presented by The Gauteng South Chess Association.

The A teams of St. John’s College, and Parktown Boys were placed second and third respectively. Congratulations to T. Dott (Captain) and his team consisting of D. Nizetich, L. Tshabalala, E. Phera, J. Smit, A. De Araujo, B. C. Ingram and T. Mathopa for this marvellous achievement.

The Gauteng South Chess Association’s annual prize giving ceremony will be hosted by King Edward VII School on Thursday 27 September in the Auditorium at 18h00. The boys will then receive their awards and certificates. Well done to the KES Chess boys, we are very proud of your achievements.


King Edward athletes make a mark in Inter-High history!
On Saturday 22 September, King Edward VII School secured an elusive win, by becoming the first school to win both A and a B Inter High athletics competition in the same year since the B competition was introduced in 2001. King Edward VII School has an exceptional record in the Inter High athletics meeting, having won the A competition on 17 occasions in the 30 previous meetings.

However, a dramatic improvement in athletics at Pretoria Boys’ High and the inclusion of Afrikaans se Hoër Seunskool has meant that the competition has become much harder to win in recent times – KES has only won Inter High twice since 2001.

The competition rules favour teams with “superstar” athletes because only 1 athlete from each school is allowed to compete in the majority of events, negating KES’ traditional strength in depth. In fact, in 2 of the last 3 seasons KES arrived at Inter High with an unbeaten record and suffered defeat.

It was St Benedict’s turn to host Inter high this year, and they took the decision to hold the meeting at the University of Johannesburg athletics stadium. Despite the traditionalist complaints, this is one of the finest athletics stadia in Africa, and gave the boys an opportunity to compete in an environment conducive to personal best performances. We had a practice at the stadium on the Wednesday before the meet, and the excitement among the boys was palpable.

On the day, the heavens opened early in the morning, and many must have doubted whether the meeting would in fact take place. Still, the KES boys diligently turned up at the buses and arrived at the stadium sensing that this might be a special day.

Despite all our preparation, the morning started slowly for KES and when the first scores were announced we were lagging Pretoria Boy’s High and Affies in 3rd place. During the hurdles races KES consolidated and gained back to within 7 points of leaders Pretoria, despite a disappointing disqualification. The next events were the sprints – 100m and 200m traditional strengths for the school, we hoped that these would force us into first place. Unfortunately, we sustained 2 further disqualifications in the 200m races, and some were starting to get the feeling that this wouldn’t be our day. However, when the scores were read out at lunch, KES had earned a narrow lead, the field athletes had come to the party.

By this stage, Pretoria had started to fall away, but Affies were clawing tightly in second place. We overcome them in the 1500m’s, but they came back hard in the 400m. We had 3 wins in the final round of field events, and at the start of the relay races we were clinging to a slender lead of 6 points. A single dropped baton could obliterate our chances!

We needn’t have worried! The practice at UJ paid off and the relay teams were magnificent! We won 2 and placed 2nd in the other 3 relay races, and beat Affies in every single relay, to cement an 11 point win!

It was a truly incredible day for KES Athletics. The final results were:

A Inter High                                                 B Inter High

1. KES 429                                                1. KES 307
2. Affies 418                                              2. Affies 278
3. Pretoria 409                                         3. Pretoria 266
4. Jeppe 311                                            4. Jeppe 227
5. Parktown 293                                      5. Parktown 213
6. St Benedicts 265
7. Independent 154

We congratulate the following boys for winning their events:

A Inter High



Time/Height/ Distance

P. Duvenage

U14 Discus


B. Skwasha

U15 Triple Jump


U15 Long Jump


I. Radiokone

U14 Triple Jump


S. Mayekiso

U19 110m Hurdles

14.42sec * NR

R. Lebone

U14 800m


U14 1500m

4min32,03sec * NR

M. Mthembu

U17 Triple Jump


B. Janse van Rensburg

U19 400m Hurdles

55,0sec * NR

P. Sibisi

U15 High Jump

1.90m* ER

T. Fuchs

U14 Javelin


M. Marx

U19 Shot Put


E. Despotakis

U15 400m


B. Skwasha, T. Rampou, M. Immelman, J. Smith

U15 4x100m Relay

44.22sec * NR

R. Fuller, K. Maphathe, D. James, N. Mugo

U16 4x100m Relay


B Inter High




Time/Height/ Distance

R. Wise

U17 Javelin


S. Ngubeni

U14 Triple Jump


T. de Zorzi

U15 Shot Put


D. Petzer

U15 100m Hurdles


D. Valsimakis

U15 800m


A. Dimaculangan

U15 100m


C. Brink

U19 Discus


U19 High Jump


G. Cox

U15 200m


G. Kabwe

U15 1500m


L. Ngomani

U16 400m


S. Makhubo

U19 400m


G. Cox, R. Theron, T Westphal & A. Dimaculangan

U15 4x100m Relay


A. Williams, D. Tiley, C. Wilkinson, C. Ellis

U17 4x100m Relay


J. Brink, E. Ohonba, L. van der Merwe & M. Lokna

U19 4x100m Relay


Congratulations to the RED athletes, coaches, support staff and RED ARMY of supporters!

Old Boys making their mark on the International & Local Scene
King Edward VII School is very proud of all its Old Boys and over the Heritage weekend a number of KES Old Boys excelled and dominated the sporting arenas that makes the School glow with pride:

Siyabonga (Scarra) Ntubeni playing for WP vs Griquas in a Currie Cup Clash on 22 September scored his debut try and was then awarded MAN-OF-MATCH for a second time in the 2012 season so far.

In the Sunfoil Cricket series, Highveld Lions vs Cobras saw King Edward Old Boys on both teams and again KES Old Boys performed so well for their teams:

Highveld Lions- Stephen Cook (50), Neil McKenzie (50) and Quinton de Kock (194) .The nineteen-year-old Quinton de Kock batted bravely for the Lions. He compiled his maiden Sunfoil Series century, and went on to a First Class best of 194 in a marathon innings of just over six hours. His score came off 257 balls and included 24 fours and three sixes, and he is now confirming the rich talent already evident at under-19 level.

Cobras- Dane Vilas (97*)

Stephen Cook

Quinton De Kock

Quinton also represented South Africa in the u19 World Cup held in Australia. Quinton received two 'Man-of-Match' awards for his performances and contributed with the bat and stood firm behind the wickets. The SA u19 WC Team reached the semi-finals of the World Cup Tournament.

Neil McKenzie

Neil has also been an outstanding performer for his county side, Hampshire, steering his side to many victories with his fine knocks, leadership & experience.

Dane Vilas

Dane was also selected to the SA A Team during 2012 and is currently in great form with the bat and forever steady behind the wickets.

Allan Versfeld

Allan Versfeld, King Edward Old Boy (Class of 2009) has won his maiden golf title on Friday, 27 July.
Stellenbosch – Allan Versfeld went from a three-shot deficit to a three-shot victory as he claimed the Vodacom Origins of Golf at De Zalze Golf Club on Friday. Versfeld closed with a 67 to win on 18-under-par 198 and claim his maiden title on the Sunshine Tour, denying Ockie Strydom a victory in this event.

Bryan Habana

Bryan Habana continues to make a huge contribution to the Springbok line-up in the Rugby Championships. He is back to his top form, scoring tries and leading from the front with determination and dedication. Bryan Habana is the most capped Springbok wing with 80 Tests and also holds the records for most tries in all Tests by a Springbok (46) and most tries by a Springbok in this competition (13).

Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith, our own 'Captain Fantastic' led his Proteas to 2-1 Series victory over England, making the Proteas the No 1 Test side in the world. In his 100th Test, Biff scored a magnificent 100 and led his team with conviction, courage and true grit.

Joe Van Niekerk

Big Joe Van Niekerk is making a huge impact in the French League, Captaining Toulon.
Springboks train at King Edward!
King Edward VII School was in a 'complete buzz' when the Springboks and KES Old Boy, Bryan Habana trained at the School on the 31 August. Staff, Parents and boys were glued to the stands and King Edward fields as they watched the Springboks go through their drills. The biggest roar went up when KES Old Boy Bryan Habana joined the School in the War-Cry. A special and priceless moment for all at King Edward. Go the BOKKE, Go School!

Magic Moments with the Springboks at King Edward VII School:

K.E.P.S celebrates & honours Mr Foote
2012 is Mr Foote’s final year at K.E.P.S and in order to mark the occasion, as well as the massive contribution he has made, there have been several special events throughout the year.

Each grade has held a special ‘Mr Foote Day’. The themes for these days have varied greatly, from edible art to obstacle races. The Grade 5's held a ‘mad hatter’s tea party’, for which Mr Foote was the guest of honour. A day down memory lane, was held by the Grade 6's, with a 'Tin Tin movie day'. The boys dressed up and the parents decorated the classroom, provided drinks and pop corn for all. The Grade 2's had their own Olympics and Mr Foote awarded the medals to the third, second and first place winners.

The K.E.P.S Golf Day was a highlight of the year. Teachers, boys and Old boys alike played a round of golf during the course of the day. Mr Foote was presented with a gift of his own golf cart; which was a breathtaking surprise! Mr Myers and Mr Butler came first in the overall competition and we are very proud of Jarred McCosh(Grade 7) and Connor Hein (Grade 6) coming eighth.

A wonderful book has also been published of the boys’ impressions of Mr Foote. There are comments and artwork from every boy in the school within it. This was presented to Mr Foote in a special assembly.

This has been a wonderful year so far, with incredible results in the Discovery cup, as well as in many other sports, additionally a great school play production of Grease. This will hopefully prove to be a very memorable year for the boys as well as a fitting finale for Mr Foote.

Grade One Mr Foote Day

Grade 5 Mr Foote Day

Grade 6 Mr Foote Day

Mr Foote Book Day 2012
School Hall of Fame by David Williams

These memories are supplied by Rex Wickins (1958). Old Boys are encouraged to submit anecdotes about these and other teachers from any era. Please contact David Williams (1971) : Email: or 072-597-3792. David, with help from some other Old Boys, is building a Staff Hall of Fame that will have a selective presence in the museum as well as online, where of course space is limitless. More from Rex in future editions of Strenue News.

It has taken all these years to realize how privileged we were to have been in the presence of the many iconic teachers at KES in our time. Many of these had taught my Dad. It is imperative to name them.

TAMMY MILLS, art master, so called because of the beret he wore continuously to cover his baldhead. After school I would have to courier an envelope to my Dad from Tammy. My Dad was a bookmaker at Tattersalls, the off-course betting hall. Years later I realized what I was passing on. His bet, and the money back if he had picked a winner.

JOCK MULLER, who had without ceremony expelled George for honking on Huey’s slippers. Head of Davis House, Jock taught Afrikaans in impeccable English! He was also in charge of the cadet Guard of Honor, which performed, and still performs at the memorial service with distinction, to this day. Who can forget his commands for rifle drill? Watching a practice just before this year’s service, I couldn’t believe it. The orders shouted out were exactly the same. It sent a shiver down my spine!

DAN HENNING, taught geography. Head of Hill’s House, he managed to contain the damage introduced by Pete Bales on joining Hill’s in matric. Dan incurred incredible respect from his class, in fact everyone. You never ever, even briefly, thought of trying to “rorf ” Dan. He would make me sit in the front of the class. “You are as bad as your father, you young Zulu,” he would proclaim! He would then go on to chastise some other unfortunate boy, before launching into the Pampas of Argentina and what the Argentineans did there. We all passed geography with flying colors. Dan’s son Mark is also iconic in the education, after his time as headmaster of St Stithians.

HOFFIE HOFMEYER, taught Math’s. My goodness, did he struggle with me and a few others in the art class? Hoffie had coached and was an avid supporter of the 1st XV. Many years later I became aware that Hoffie had had his leg amputated. This never stopped him, even after retiring, from coming to all the rugby matches at school.
Old Edwardians Society Highlights 90th Anniversary Dinner
Just on 200 people gathered at the club to celebrate the 90th anniversary of both the cricket and hockey sub clubs on Thursday 20 September.

It was an evening packed with reminiscences, anecdotes, and stories that began “do you remember…?” There was a wonderful array of current and former players there to recall the successes of both sections over the years, and ending with the fervent wish that that success is continued by the new generation of players.

It was fitting that this past season the cricket team won the major league in Gauteng, and the revitalization of hockey saw them win two league titles with the distinct possibility of premier league hockey returning to the club.

The guests were welcomed by the former King Edward schoolboy, Moleto Kgabe who played the bag pipes. Such was his popularity that he was asked to play again after the dinner!

Hugh Bladen, as usual acted as a wonderfully humorous and knowledgeable Master of ceremonies.

Gregg Clark, the current coach to the SA hockey side that has recently returned from London 2012 Olympics, spoke of the days he started playing the sport at school. It was, as he said, rather daunting as a 13 year old trying to adapt to senior hockey at the club, but he went on to become one of South Africa’s greatest players.

Adam Bacher recalled some of the illustrious times of the cricket section over the years spiced with stories of his playing days both at the club and for South Africa.

Both speakers not only were members of the Society, but went to King Edward School.

Tutty Farber, the President of the Society, thanked the speakers for their wonderful and meaningful contribution to the evening. Tutty, in fact played cricket for the Society for 50 consecutive years.

Some of the long standing cricket members were very much in attendance. Brothers Doug and Lennie Etlinger who have scored the South African games for both radio and television on almost all the Test grounds throughout the cricket playing world were among the guests. Gavin Fairon, Mark Henning, Douglas Lawson with brother Alan, and Alan Gray along with Hugh Page, Albie During and Kevin McKenzie were also present.

Attending from hockey were Steve Jaspan, who not only played for South Africa but has gone on to be an influential person on the International hockey Board, Jock Coombes and Viv Greve.

There was a table representing the club cricket sponsors, Gunn and Moore hosted by Doug and Anne Vilas, parents of Dane a former Sportsman of the Year of the Society. Also on that table was Faizel Sallie, representing the Gauteng Cricket Board.

Some people had travelled quite a way to attend. Brian Avnit from Durban; Neil Bentley and David Borthwick, both from Cape Town, and Peter Norgarb from Knysna to name a few.

Not forgotten were the workers behind the scenes. Anne Pratt who has put in countless hours over the years administrating cricket, the current ground staff without whom we would not have some of the best pitches and outfields in the Province, and the coaches.

The committee had organized four giant montages of photos following the history of both sports over the years, and these adorned hall which was brilliantly laid out as well as the food being fitting for such an occasion.

SuperSport where there to capture the celebrations, and interviews were done with Kevin McKenzie, Mark Henning and Albie During.

It was a fitting celebration of both mile stones.

Photos by Jeff Shulman: 90thDinner OES
Old Boys Reunion Dates & Reminders

 1951, 1952, 1953  9-11 November 2012  Bruce McMurray
 1961, 1962, 1963  9-11 November 2012  Jeff Smith 
 1972  9-11 November 2012  Billy Foster
 1977  9-11 November 2012  Digby Holdsworth
Keith Eldridge

Reminder dates

The Old Boys Association & 300 Club Gatherings

31 October 2012
28 November 2012

Other events
Golf Day - 9 November 2012
Banquet evening - 10 November 2012 

Old Boys Association Registration
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Mrs Mania presents paper in Los Angeles!
Arlene Mania, Director of Cultural, Outreach & Publications at King Edward VII School, travelled to the USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles in July/August 2012.

Report back from Mrs Mania:

At the end of July/beginning of August a fellow History teacher from a high School in Soweto, and I were invited by Kim Feinberg, the regional representative for the Shoah Foundation in South Africa to be part of an International group attending a symposium and Master teacher’s workshops at the University of California Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles. We were also asked to give a presentation on Teaching the Holocaust in Post-Apartheid South Africa.

It was a huge privilege to be chosen as one of two South African representatives to visit the USC Shoah Foundation and a great opportunity to meet many knowledgeable and inspiring people. The symposium and workshops dealt with teaching with testimony through the iWitness programme (limited testimony archive).

At the Shoah Foundation, it was an enlightening and daunting experience to have access to almost 52 000 Holocaust survivor testimonies in the Visual History Archive and to be able to tap into the experiences and life stories of so many survivors from a variety of backgrounds and situations who tell similar stories, but their personal experiences are all unique.

Stephen Spielberg decided after making the movie Schindler’s List in 1994, to do something vitally important and very special with this archive which preserves these testimonies for future generations. The fact that these fragments of history have been captured and frozen in time for us to use as a frame of reference and as valuable primary sources is in itself extraordinary.

Congratulations to Mrs Mania on her selection to present this paper and for representing King Edward VII School.
Dramatics Department RAPS up superb results!
The 43rd annual RAPS festival ended with King Edward VII School, Blackout, taking the cup.

11 June 2012 | Lesego Motshegwa (Look Local Rosebank Killarney) reported:

'Kes was one of the top three schools in the finals together with Randfontein high school which walked away with an impressive second place leaving St Benedict’s College in third place. All three schools gave excellent performances however it was the boys in green who topped the bill.'

Thomas Braithwaite walked away with the Best Actor for 2012 award. King Edward VII School also received a number of merit certificates and nominations for sound, directing, best poster, best ensemble and a special merit mention for the narrators. They beat 39 other schools to first place, in what is only our third year of participation in the festival.

An outstanding achievement by all in the King Edward VII School Dramatics Department,. Congratulations to the whole Team!

King Edward VII School One-Act Inter-House Play festival 2012: Report by Matthew Jenner

The 2012 King Edward Inter-House Play Festival was held in late August, with the preliminary rounds taking place on 21 and 22 August, and the finals on the 23rd. The festival was dedicated to the memory of Duncan Allan.

The plays produced were of an exceptional calibre as many of the boys went out of their way to entertain the audience. The plays produced were:
Lamb to the Slaughter – produced by Matthew Jenner
Not Smart – Produced by Lloyd May
The Master Thief – Produced by Menzi Mthembu
Genesis and Catastrophe – Produced by Duncan Braithwaite and Bevan Leedham
Blackadder Goes Forth – Produced by Sebastiao Rodrigo and Matthew Van Rooyen
The Tent – Produced by Errol Gradwell
Grimmer and Crofts – no plays

The results of the finals were:

First – “Blackadder Goes Forth” (Robinson)
Second – “Genesis and Catastrophe” (Hofmeyr)
Third – “Lamb to the Slaughter “(Anderson)
Some of the awards presented on the night were:
Best Actor: Sebastiao Rodrigo as Edmund Blackadder in “Blackadder Goes Forth”
Proxime Accessit: Duncan Braithwaite as Alois in “Genesis and Catastrophe”
Best Supporting Actor: Matthew Van Rooyen as Lieutenant George in “Blackadder Goes Forth”
Proxime Accessit: Viashin Govender as Dr Hall and Elan Nieftagodien as Officer Thomas in “Lamb to the Slaughter”
Best Actor in a Female Role: Malcolm Meintjies as Mary Maloney in “Lamb to the Slaughter”
Proxime Accessit: Cuhan Van Der Merwe as Frau Lemner in “Genesis and Catastrophe”

A new award was donated by the Allan Family in memory of Duncan. This together with a book prize donated by the Legg family (Penguin tutoring) was awarded to Sebastiao Rodrigo for his involvement in Dramatics and his broad spectrum of talent and participation.
Lighting for the festival was done by Sebastiao Rodrigo and Anela Majozi. Without them, the festival would not have been able to work as well as it did.
The play festival was adjudicated by Mr Adam Pelkowitz, who had the difficult task of assessing all the plays and choosing a winner. The Dramatics department is very grateful for his contribution.

A very special thank you needs to go to the educators that assisted in the festival. Mrs Mania for organizing everything relating to the festival, Mrs Le Grange for helping with costumes and makeup and to Ms Marvell for her extraordinary contribution in helping the boys to prepare for the festival. An extremely enjoyable play festival!

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