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Deputy Principal Retirement – Mr RJH Hansen

Long serving Deputy Principal, Mr RJH Hansen retires at the end of Term 2 after 24 years at King Edward VII School. Mr Hansen will be retiring after spending 41 years in Education!

On Friday 24th May, Mr Hansen took his final assembly and the King Edward VII School learners and staff honoured this great Educator for his contribution to the School.


Photos by Z Bhabha


Photos by S Bheeka

Mr Hansen started at King Edward VII School in January 1995 as Deputy Principal. He arrived from Parktown Boys High School where he had taught for 16 years.

Mr Hansen started at KES when Mr McMurray was Headmaster and has worked under Mr Lobban, Mr Fennell and currently Mr Lovatt.

Mr Hansen has taught History since his arrival at King Edward VII School and will continue teaching until the end of 2019.

Besides the everyday duties of Deputy Headmaster he also coached rugby and cricket and still coaches shotput to this day!

“The true character of a man is not defined by what he does in front of a crowd but instead by what he does when no else is around” Unknown

This quote highlights Mr Hansen.  He has been a wonderful servant of this School who has worked tirelessly (and often behind the scenes) to ensure the smooth running of King Edward VII School.

Mr Hansen is the epitome of a Deputy – one who is most supportive of his Headmaster – who is able to shoulder much of the responsibility and take care of the day to day issues at the School.

Above all, Mr Hansen, is a Gentleman!! and a gentle man!!


Photos by C Avidon