Strenue - Strenue – December 2017

Season Greetings!

Red Family – Stay Connected!

Red Family – Share Our Story of Brotherhood & Community

In our 115th year celebrations join us as we share the story of a supportive and caring community, a red culture proud of its brotherhood, togetherness and a comradery of friendship and family that has stood the test of time.

In our union there is strength, passion and purpose. Alone we are one, together WE ARE RED!

King Edward VII School – our place of excellence, your choice of School.

Dear King Edward Old Boys, Friends and Family

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Funky Tie Day raises funds for OB David Cox

‘A friend is always loyal and a brother is born to help in a time of need’. Proverbs 17.17

When the School learnt of an Old Boy, David Cox, Class of 2013, in need it was quickly decided that ‘something would be done’ and with that the ‘Funky Tie Day’ and challenge was set-up to raise funds for David.

David Cox (22) is a resident of the Ann Harding Cheshire Home in Boskruin. In 2010, when Cox was 16, he woke up one morning unable to move is right arm.
“My arm was completely lame, almost like I had pins and needles,” he explained. “My parents rushed me to the hospital, and they gave me an MRI scan.” Doctors found a tumour the size of a tennis ball surrounding Cox’s spinal column. The tumour, that had crushed the nerves around his spine, was benign. Four months later, after a series of operations to remove it, he had to learn to walk again. In the same year, his mother sadly passed away from cancer, leaving his father a single parent.

By 2015, Cox had made such an improvement that he was even able to learn to drive. However, after a series of operations later that year, he was left completely paralysed due to swelling on his brain. At the time, his peers at King Edward VII School supported him. With that support, he was able to finish his schooling, and even started working towards a degree in psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, which he aims to finish next year.
Click on given link to read more on David Cox & the challenges he faces and his plea for help :

Headmaster Mr Lovatt, House Leaders and the 2018 Mentors were instrumental in garnishing up support for the ‘David Cox Fund-Raising’ project. The target of R15 000 was set for the School boys to raise and if this was raised, then Mr Lovatt, Mr Bain-Venn & Head Boy Keane Morse would shear their ‘golden locks’ for this cause!

So Wednesday, 1 November saw our School blazers discarded and funky ties were the uniform of the day. School spirit was on a high as Staff and lads brought in their donations to the ‘David Cox Fund’ and all day long the anticipation rose if we had reached that target set??

Thursday morning Assembly was a buzz, as Mr Lovatt addressed the School with the most fantastic news!

The School had raised R 23 821-50 IN TOTAL!! Outstanding contribution from the our boys. The contributions were from the 8 Houses and this is how the total was reached:
1. Hill House R5 728-50
2. Anderson House R 4906-00
3. Hofmeyr House R4616-00
4. Davis House R4207-00
5. Crofts House R3808-00
6.Robinson House R3114.00
7. School House R2359-00
8. Grimmer House R1931.50

So with that announcement Mr Lovatt, Mr Bain-Venn, Mr McKenzie, Keane Morse, Wesley Hurter and Liam Momberg (Hill House Leader) accepted the challenge and these red legends had their heads shaved in acknowledgement that the School had reached and surpassed the challenge laid down!

School, your generosity, your spirit and your support of one of your own is simply fantastic and each and every one of you are applauded and thanked for your contribution to ‘David Cox Fund’.

Old Boy Army – can you match or double the R23 821.50 raised?

If you’d like to contribute to the ‘David Cox Fund’, please make a deposit or EFT to the following account:
Name: King Edward VII School
Bank: Standard Bank
B/Code: 007205
Account No: 001668501
REF: Surname + David Cox
(eg: SmithDavidCox)

There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand, to be stretched out to him, and this is the time for us to help a brother, a RED bother!

‘Share the Spirit’ – Go School.

Old Boys’ Upcoming Events & Reminders

King Edward Old Boys’ Gatherings

and 300 Club – 2018


Teddy Bear Arms

Wednesday      28 February      (KES)

Wednesday      30 May               (KES)

Wednesday      25 July             (KES)

Wednesday      26 September   (KES)

Wednesday      31 October        (KES)

Wednesday      28 November    (KES)


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


A few of the 2017 RED Celebrations:

KES OBA TEAM RED CYCLE LAB CHALLENGE TEAM – took part in the 947 Cycle Challenge on Sunday, 19 November. Go School.

BEFORE                                                                      AFTER

August Reunions 2017 – Red Brothers Reunited

Red Banquet: 115th Year Celebration

Thank you to all the King Edward VII School Old Boys & friends who joined us in our very special 115th Year Banquet of Excellence on the 5 August at Buxton House.

Special mention & sincere thanks to Keynote Speaker & VIP Guest Mike Sharman who along with other VIP speakers Geoff Baars, Mzwakhe Mzeke, Dylon Cotter, Byron Leggert, Jonathan Gerber and Shaun Keeling entertained & spoke of the Schools traditions & history. True Red Men- we salute you.

Red Brotherhood- A Class of its own.

Thank you to all our Old Boys who attended and supported this very special evening.

Congratulations and thank you to the King Edward Association, especially Derron Van Eeden on the organisation of this event. Thanks also to Fedics for the superb catering.

OBA alive and well. We are RED!

KES Old Boys’ Association: Welcomes Class of 2017

Special morning, on Friday 27th October, as the Class of 2017 were officially welcomed to the OBA by Headmaster Mr Lovatt, Association Chairman Byron Leggett, Old Boys Mr Tutty Faber, Mr Clive Liebenberg, Graham Berman and Old Boys coordinator Derron Van Eeden.

Matrics were welcomed as Old Boys of King Edward and were presented with the official Old Boys’ tie, which they may now wear during their final exams. They also enjoyed a meal treat before heading off to write their mathematics paper.

Thank you Class of 2017 for your contribution over the 5 years at School and now in your next chapter may you continue to support your alma mater and proudly continue the tradition of excellence.

Reunion Assembly 10 November: Classes of 1947, 1957, 1967 & 1977

Special Reunion Weekend starts as we welcome home the Old Boys from the Classes of 1947, 1957, 1967 and 1977.
At the Assembly Head Boy Class of 1967 Professor Ken Huddle addressed the School and gave wise words and wisdom on role models. Encouraged the boys to aspire and continue to nurture and grow attributes fitting to a role model such as integrity, high standards, concern & care and most importantly be an inspirational role model.

Then Head Boy Class of 1977 Mike Weibel addressed the School and spoke fondly of his special memories and bonds made at King Edward. He encouraged the boys to be good stewards of KES, in their lives and to be passionate about they conduct themselves at all times.

True Edwardians – we are grateful for your support of your alma mater.

KES Association Golf Day 2017
Thank you to all our Old Boys’, Friends and Families of the School who supported our Annual Golf Day.

News from the Old Edwardian’s Society

Mike Dunk, Old Edwardian’s Society spokesperson reports back on highlights:

Winter had shed its dowdy mantle and brown hockey fields have become green cricket outfields and hard batsmen friendly pitches.

The hockey season was a success with the mens Premier team again finishing 3rd whilst the mens second, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, finished second.

After many, far too many some say, “absent without leave” ladies hockey was resuscitated and they played in the third division and finished second. They scored the second highest number of goals in the league, 76, and conceded a miserly 8. They are promoted to second division for next season and with that promotion comes the opportunity of more players being attracted to the club. Heady days for ladies hockey could soon return to the club.

The water polo inter club championships was elevated to a new high with the SA Universities tournament being incorporated. This year was the 44th tournament and OJ Eagles domination continued winning it for the 10th time in a row.

The annual road race was held in August and became the first in a four leg series sponsored by Discovery Vitality. In all 6000 runners took part which was an increase of almost 150% over past years and the logistics involved with such an enormous turn out of runners was more than capably met by the athletics club. They set the bar which will be hard for the other three host clubs to equal let alone better.

The cricket season started well for the newly promoted first team to premier A division with two good wins but then two defeats set them back in their quest for the title. Still a long way to go, but life at the top is proving difficult in the early days. A good win over the Wanderers who we expected to be one of the main challengers for the title was followed by loses to clubs we thought we should get the better of over 50 overs.

Ross Gonsalves from hockey was named as the ‘Sportsman of the Year’ at the awards evening with fellow hockey player Anthony Woodhouse as runner up. Athletics, after their successful road race in August, was named as sub club of the year.

K.E.P.S 2017 Final Highlights

Message from K.E.P.S Headmaster, Mr Doug Shead:

”We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we are curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” Walt Disney.

The Grade R boys and teachers have had a wonderful year in their new home. The space has created a wonderful opportunity for learning and interacting. The new classrooms have been well received by both boys and teachers. The new gardens are struggling to take hold with the dry season we are experiencing. However, that corner of the school is looking stunning and it will continue to develop.

The venue for the library has taken longer than anticipated. This has not been ideal, but the new plans for the old ‘aftercare’ are very exciting. This space will be spruced up and a real reading space is on the cards.
The new multi-purpose room is scheduled to be an art room with wonderful light and space. It will also be able to house a grade of boys for the occasional grade gathering.

We congratulated many mothers during the year. We have had six new arrivals to the mothers at the school. All the boys and girls have been welcomed and are doing well – according to their parents. It has been quite hectic with substitute teachers filling for the various maternity posts. We are extremely grateful to all the people who have helped to manage the year.

The Sports Department has had to regroup with the departure of Miss Jones. The four people, who make up the core of the Physical Education department, volunteered to run the various sports codes. They have been tasked with setting high standards in all sports and ensuring that the all the boys get the necessary skills. They have all embraced this challenge with great enthusiasm. Well done to the PE Department staff.

In the 110th year of our existence the dramatic production involved every single boy in the school. So large was this production that we needed to use the Linder Auditorium. Mrs Viljoen and the staff pulled out all the stops and the evening resulted in a standing ovation. The boys lifted their voices and performances to wow the audience out of their seats. The 1063 seats in the auditorium were not enough and a second night was required. Somehow Mrs Viljoen and her team managed to pull this off in the school hall with the same panache. They were both truly memorable evenings.

The 41st version of the Merchiston sports weekend was held in Pietermaritzburg. The weekend began with some of the staff travelling earlier to be involved in educational interaction. The Merchiston hosts were magnificent in the way they shared their knowledge and systems. Much of what we learnt was ‘peculiar’ to their facilities, but the stimulation was incredible. The sports teams performed admirably, and the bonds remain as strong as ever. Long may this last!!

On behalf of the boys, and their parents, I extend an expression of huge gratitude to the teachers who have attended to the needs of the young men with dedication and devotion. Our teachers are indeed special people in their desire to see the boys grow and develop. The lengths that these people go to, to make a difference in the lives of the boys, is extraordinary. They have deserved the break that comes at this time of the year.

Thank you ladies and gentlemen. Have a blessed holiday.

Our wish for those families who celebrate during the Festive Season is that the spirit of Christmas will abound wherever the celebrations occur. Please be careful during the holidays. Travel safely and enjoy the holidays.

We wish you much success and prosperity in the new year.

Old Boys’ in the News

Red Arts: Old Boy and renowned global artist, William Kentridge has been officially named Africa’s Most Powerful Artist! Read more at:


Red Cricket: Shane Dadswell smashes a record 490 runs! 
Representing Class of 2015, Shane Dadswell on Saturday, 18 November 2017, scored a record 490 runs for his club NWU Pukke.

Dadswell smacked an astonishing 57 sixes and 27 fours.
Dadswell powered NWU Pukke to a mammoth 677 for 3 in 50 overs.


Red Rugby: Malcolm Marx leads the Charge in SA Rugby Player of Year Nominations. 
After a fantastic 2017 season Malcolm nominated for 3 SA Rugby Awards:

* SA Player of the Year
* SA Young Player of the Year
* SA Super Rugby Player of the Year

Red Rugby: Griquas Rugby signs two KES Old Boys’, Godfrey Ramaboea and Luxolo Ntsepe for 2018 season.
Strenue to our Old Boys’ in new ventures.

More Rugby News: Old Boy Vincent Jobo signed to American Club.


 Red Golf: Old Boy Gary Player inducted to SA Hall of Fame


Red Soccer: Old Boy & Head Boy 2015 Caleb Swanepoel showing his class & in the news.

Caleb Swanepoel is the starting goalkeeper at Southwestern Christian University.
Caleb’s team is currently undefeated this season and Caleb has been a defensive wall in both his freshman and now in his sophomore year.

Red Book Launch: Old Boy Mike Sharman, Class of 2001 launches debut business book.
In this, his debut business book, Mike Sharman invites you to share in the hustle. From the enthusiastic, entrepreneurial beginnings of a bootstrapped startup founder – a relatively inexperienced 26 year old – to a seasoned, professional, storyteller, who has built a boutique social media advertising agency that has made more brands go viral, globally, than any other studio in Africa.Mail & Guardian newspaper named him one of the Top 200 Young South Africans in 2013. More recently, he was included in #Kellman20, a list of 20 influential Millennials to watch in 2017.

The Best Dick is the catalyst to encourage your emancipation from the payroll hamster wheel, in order to just start your own business. And, for the existing entrepreneur to find solace in the fact that founding your own company is the best, damn decision you ever made.

Pre-order the book now at MIKE SHARMAN THE BEST DICK

Mail & Guardian newspaper named him one of the Top 200 Young South Africans in 2013. More recently, he was included in #Kellman20, a list of 20 influential Millennials to watch in 2017.

Red News: KES Old Boy Philani Mthembu

Old Boy Philani Mthembu, Class of 2002, making strides in Global Economic Research has a new book out, ‘The Travails of International Development’.

Philani Mthembu is the Executive Director at Institute for Global Dialogue. Prior to joining the Institute for Global Dialogue associated with Unisa, Philani Mthembu pursued a joint doctoral programme (Dr. rer. pol.) with the Graduate School of Global Politics, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), and the School of International Studies at Renmin University, Beijing (China); he conducted his field research at the latter. The focus of his dissertation was on the rise of emerging powers as sources of development cooperation in Africa. The study was essentially a comparative analysis of the determinants of their development cooperation in Africa using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), for which he was awarded an overall grade of Magna Cum Laude.

During his time abroad, he co-founded the Berlin Forum on Global Politics (BFoGP), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of academic, expert, and public understanding of global politics. He is an alumnus of the Managing Global Governance Programme established by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, designed for young professionals from emerging economies. As an expert, he has actively participated in various international conferences, symposia, and workshops related to global politics. He received his MA in International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he headed the Academic Development Programme for first year students and was elected as an independent candidate to the Student Representative Council.

And Proudly a product of King Edward VII School – a true Edwardian – pursuing his passion & sharing his knowledge and skills on a global stage.

Red Dramatics and Arts: Old Boy Zwelethu Radebe in the awards!

Congrats to King Edward Old Boy Zwelethu Radebe taking home ‘Best South African Short Fiction Film’ award at the Jozi Festival on Saturday 23 September.

Red Cricket: KES Old Boys proudly representing School & Country

Coach Richard Das Neves & players Yaseen Valli & Isaac Dikgale all part of SA Invitational XI vs Bangledesh.

SA INVITATIONAL HOLD ON FOR DRAW Well done to our Old Boys! 

Community Project: Pie in the Sky- Munga for Hunger

King Edward VII School educator & passionate Old Boy 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: Mission Complete!!

Martin Bain Venn you absolute Red Legend!

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’.

Track his race at:

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.

Red Army- please click on given links to read more on this project:

Easy to donate via this link:

The Munga website:THE MUNGA RACE will provide info on the race took place from the 30th November and Mr Bain Venn had 5 days to finish.
Red Army- we have no doubt you’ll find a way to support Mr Bain Venn in a small or big way and we ahead thank you for showing your RED heart.

Red Boxing:  Kevin Lerena, Class of 2010 was on Saturday crowned the new IBO Cruiserweight Champion at Emperors Palace on Saturday, 9 September.

Kevin “Two Guns” Lerena produced a coming-of-age performance against Youri “El Toro” Kalenga on Saturday night to claim the vacant IBO cruiserweight championship. Kalenga fought like a bull, but Lerena spit-roasted him with a confident and mature showing that underscored his rating by all the major organisations. He showed poise and patience, overcoming a slow start to outfox an aggressive, dangerous challenger. Kalenga came out throwing bombs, but he lacked a Plan B and was unable to change up his game plan. Lerena, in turn, weathered the storm, countering smartly, and although he threw fewer punches, they were more accurate.

The pair put on an entertaining bout that ebbed and flowed, but Lerena’s superior skills proved telling as he won via split decision. Two of the judges gave him the nod (116-113 and 115-113) while the other favoured Kalenga (117-111).

Click on given article to read more on Lerena’s win:

Red Cricket: Quinton De Kock with a new invention

Some of our cricketers along with 1st XI Coach Mr Matheson and MIC of Cricket Mr Marx, attended a ‘Play and Spin’ workshop with Old Boy Quinton De Kock.

The net sessions took place at the home of the Titans at SuperSport Park. Also at the workshop was Old Boys and now also in the Titans set-up, Tony De Zorzi & Mitch Van Buuren.

Wonderful opportunity for our spinners to improve and work on their skills.

Strenue to Old Boy Quinton with this new venture and product, we know it will be a great success. 

Service of Remembrance 2017 – Lest we forget.

The Annual Service of Remembrance was held on Sunday, 12 November 2017 at 10h20. The Service took place in the Quadrangle of the School with the Guard of Honour consisting of learners drawn from the Grade 11 Group.


This Service is traditionally held on the Sunday closest to 11 November, the date on which the Armistice was signed to end the First World War.  

Memorial parade

2017 Officers

Officer Commanding
N Pheko

Second in Command
T Mc Jarrow

Company Sergeant-Major
DR Bonhage-Koen

Platoon Commanders
M van den Berg

Colour Party
Flag Officer   JH Cloete
Colour Sergeant-Major  J Finlay

Colour Sergeants
BL Bester
LD Mthembu

I Crawshaw

1 CJ Baxter
2 LS Ndabankulu
3 NW Nepgen
4 RL Botha

Aide de Camp 
1 S Newland-Nell
2 C Broodryk

CM Menton

OK Mdladla

Wreath Orderlies
1 T Mongole
2 J Knott
3 C Smith
4 C Lopes
5 D Henwood
6 M Naidoo
7 T Mashiyane

The School also laid a wreath in remembrance and as a mark of respect for the fallen heroes of the SS Mendi.

KES Memorial Parade Wreath Commemoration SS Mendi.pdf

Red Memorial Parade: Sunday 12 November

Some field side images at the start of this very special Remembrance Sunday at King Edward VII School.

Humbling day as a School we remember the fallen heroes from our School and Red Community. A special wreath also laid for the heroes of SS Mendi


We will remember them.

Cultural Excellence and Community Service celebrated

Art Exhibition 2017: Showcase of our Red Excellence.

Epic artworks, wonderful masterpieces created and creativity shared. Congratulations to our Art & Technology Departments.

Debating Club News: Educator in Charge of King Edward VII School Debating Club, Mrs Clao, reports back:
In September and October, the Senior Debating team took part in the Hemlock Cup League which was held at Wits University.
We are proud of their efforts and commend them on reaching the semi-finals of the League which took place on Sunday, 29 October 2017.
The team consisted of Nkululeko Mkari, Christopher Nydoo and Lukhanyiso Shosha.

Photographic Society: Ms Avidon reports back on exciting news
A new award trophy to the Photographic Society 2017, is for the ‘Best panel of School Photographs’ taken during the year. Donated by Ms Avidon to encourage the photographic members to follow their passion and skill in photography was announced and awarded at an Assembly on Friday, 13 October.

Photographic members had to submit 6 photographs:
2 Architecture]
2 Sport ] All school related.
2 Own choice ]

These panels were judged by 3 independent judges from the Camera Club of Johannesburg. Sebastian Freeman received the highest score, thus received the ‘Panel Trophy for 2017’.

Sebastian also submitted a panel of 10 photos to the Photographic Society of South Africa to be judged for a ‘Certificate of Excellence’. He received his CoE which is an outstanding achievement. You can view his panel on the PSSA website- under Youth- CoE.

Red Community Cares: Annual Stroke Awareness Campaign took place at King Edward VII School on Monday 30 October, in support of World Stroke Day held on 29 October 2017.

At a Monday Assembly on the 30th, our School and Staff stood in support of the Stroke Survivors Foundation by wearing a blue glove on their dominant hand, to create an awareness how difficult it is for a stroke survivor to go about their daily business with only the use of one hand.

George Scola a KES Old Boy and stroke survivor from a stroke in 2008 addressed the School on the symptoms/signs to look out for and chatted about the SSF work and awareness campaign.

Thank you to KESCO, Mrs Mania and Headmaster Mr Lovatt who encouraged KES to be involved in this project. Well done to all of the King Edward community who eagerly got involved in supporting this campaign.
Read more at: 

King Edward VII School has proudly pledged 95 boxes to the 2017 Santa Shoebox Project.

We managed to nearly triple our contribution compared to last year, and we hope that next year we can push it out even more!
Thank you to all our boys, staff and families who contributed to the shoebox initiative. We are sure King Edward VII School has made 95 little and big ones very happy this festive season and are proud to have had the opportunity to support and help our Community in need.

Red Matric Shoe Donation: 27 November

With the last exam written, our matrics showed a final act of red brotherhood and community by donating their shoes and clothing.
These kind donations will be distributed to charities within our outreach programme. Well done lads and thank you!

 Red Blood Drive: SANBS 21 September

Thank you to the staff & learners who donated at the SANBS Blood Drive at KES on Thursday, 21 September.

51 pints of blood donated.
House Points:
1st Place – Robinson – 11 units
2nd Place – Hill & Hofmeyer – 8 units
3rd Place – Davis & School – 7 units
4th Place – Croft – 5 units
5th Place – Anderson & Grimmer – 4 units

At each blood drive, we’d like to see the number of donations improved on, so please support us in saving lives and look out for next date when confirmed.

Red Community: Little Eden Collection Drive
Thank you to our fantastic Red Army family for donations to our KESCO Little Eden Drive. Collection of our donations were collected 4 September. KES cares – heartbeat of our School, is our Community. Visit LITTLE EDEN to read more on the amazing work been done at Little Eden.

Red Tunes: National Eisteddfod 2017

Our King Edward VII School Choir received a Gold award at National Eisteddford on Wednesday, 27 September. Outstanding result from our very talented and hard-working Choir Society members. Congratulations Mr Khanye and boys. Our Choir had a busy term singing at the Memorial Parade and the Matric Mother’s tea as well as assemblies and other functions. We appreciate all their hard work in entertaining us.

The King Edward VII School choir together with the K.E.P.S choir were invited to sing the National Anthem at the Changemakers Lead SA function held at GIBS this past Saturday, 26 August.

Click on given link to hear our red talent in song:


Music Society – Expressions Evening, red celebration of our talented musicians and artists.
The fourth term opened with a music evening once again organized by Ms van den Biggelaar, that was definitely rated as the most entertaining one of the year. The Music Society is a very talented group of young men who played an impressive range of instruments and a variety of music with additional items by the Choir, solo performers, cameo performances by Ms Lisa van Den Biggelaar and Mr Kevin Greenberg and a final farewell to the magician, Big Ace.

Public Speaking: On Saturday, 23 September two of our King Edward VII School learners participated in the St John’s Heritage Day speaking contest where the culture of South Africa was celebrated and remembered.

Waseem Dadabhay (Grade 9) took part in the Junior section and proved himself to be proudly South African in both the prepared and unprepared speech sections.

Devon Fuller competed in the senior section and awed the audience with the quality and complexity of both his prepared and unprepared speeches. Devon was placed second in the section winning a book prize from Exclusive Books. Devon upheld the name of his school, as well as proving that the future of South Africa is indeed bright if young minds such as his are allowed to have an influence. Well done Devon – we are very proud of you.

Red Cultural: Debating Model United Nations Conference

Two teams of 3 learners each represented King Edward VII School at the Annual Model United Nations conference held at the Wits Science Stadium on Saturday 16 September.

KES Team Members:
X Ishwar, A Mouende, N Ngcobo, K Nameng, M Karbelkar and C Potgieter.

Red Dramatics: King Edward VII School celebrated the end of Season 2017 on Thursday night, 13 September with the final evening show of the The Tempest at The Hugh Wilson Theatre.

The final awards for Dramatics were awarded on Thursday 14 September:

The sword for dedication to the Dramatic Society – Taigue Mitchell

Overall Best Actor- Seth Thorne

The Duncan Allen Trophy for the greatest overall contribution to the Dramatic Society (plus the Penguin Tutoring Award)-
Sinakho Ncala

The Fourie Literary Accomplishment Award for (writing/adapting) his own play for the One Act Play Festival- Seth Thorne

The Fourie Award for overall Cultural Contribution – Joshua Kinsey

Congratulations to the 2017 award winners, your dedication and hard work has paid dividends. We celebrate your talents and excellence.

Mr Bremner- MIC of Dramatics comments on, The Tempest, Shakespeare Production:

‘While this is not a first time but our second performance, as can be seen, the boys did well. It is a participatory festival but we were told by the Gauteng regional coordinator last night, that this was the best play of the festival. We want to follow the festival each year with an annual Shakespeare play at the school.
Where to next for King Edward Dramatics Society:
Envision a projector at the back to make our performances multi-media and versatile. The design of light weight sets for festivals and home. I dream of a portable lighting rig so we can have coloured lights and explore use of the main hall and lecture theatre. ‘

Onwards and upwards lads and we look forward with great anticipation for the next dramatics production.

Red Academics: Afrikaans Eisteddfod. Some of our King Edward Grade 8 learners participated in the Kempkuns Afrikaans Eisteddfod during the month of August.

KES participated in the Afrikaans Home Language section thus making the below mentioned results very good and commendable, not only to the individuals but credit to our Afrikaans Department for the preparation of our boys:

The results were as follows:

Voorbereide Redenaars in ‘n groep (Prepared Public Speaking Group):
The group achieved an A+ (90%-94%)
1. Lesedi Kotane 8H
2. Piero du Toit 8H
3. Marko Kriek 8H

Onvoorbereide Lees (Unprepared Reading):
1. Damian Vogelpath 8D – B (70%-74%)
2. Liam Serek 8D – B (70%-74%)
3. Lesedi Kotane 8H – B+ (75%-79%)
4. Adrian Kiloh 8D – B+ (75%-79%)

Voorbereide Poësie Voordrag ( Poetry recitation):
1. Piero du Toit 8H – A++ (95%-100%)
2. Marko Kriek 8H – A++ (95%-100%)
3. Lesedi Kotane 8H – A++ (95%-100%)

Wel gedaan manne, ons is trots op julle! Red First Aid: Level 3 graduates

First Aiders in the News: Congratulations to our King Edward VII First- Aiders Thuto Lebesa and Patrick Murray on passing their ‘ Level Three’ examination & practical.

These lads are currently on the highest level of competency allowed at School level & both plan to further their qualifications in First-Aid further after School.
They also will head-up our fantastic First-Aid Team into the future. Every week the first-aid team along with Educator in charge Mrs Schumyn, the Support Staff Ms Asvat, Mr Gaunt, Mrs Reineke & Mrs Radebe ensure the safety of our boys on the field, courts and track.
Mrs Reynolds, educator in charge of Public Speaking reports back on 2017 Annual ‘Best Speaker Competition’ held on the 14 and 15 August at King Edward VII school.

The Senior Best Speaker event once again delivered some quality entertainment and thought-provoking ideas.

The final results were as follows:
Best Speaker: Devon Fuller -Davis

Proxime Accessit: Faranani Lishivha-Anderson

Overall House positions:
School : no participation
Robinson: 7
Grimmer: 6
Hill: 4
Crofts: 4
Anderson: 3
Hofmeyr: 2
Davis: 1

The Junior speakers showed great promise for the future and delivered sincere and meaningful speeches. Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm.

The results are as follows:
Best Speaker: Waseem Dadabhay -Hill
Proxime Accessit: Jonathan Bekker-Hofmeyr

Overall House positions:
School: 8
Davis: 6
Anderson: 5
Crofts: 5
Grimmer: 4
Hofmeyr: 3
Robinson: 2
Hill: 1

Public Speaking Inter House Competition – report back from Mrs Reynolds
Well done to all the boys who took part in the Inter-House Team Public Speaking Competitions. It was wonderful to have a full complement of teams in both the Junior and Senior sections.

The results of the Junior competition were as follows:
Anderson 7th
School 7th
Crofts 6th
Grimmer 5th
Robinson 4th
Davis 3rd
Hill 2nd
Hofmeyr 1st (Dylan Kruger, Manko Kriek & Jonathan Bekker)

The results for the Senior competition were as follows:
Grimmer 8th
School 7th
Hofmeyr 6th
Robinson 5th
Crofts 4th
Hill 3rd
Davis 2nd
Anderson 1st (Nicholas Barow, Nathan Govender & Badibanga

We look forward to another successful Public Speaking year in 2018!

Johannesburg Junior Council: JJC #SilentChallenge

King Edward VII School JJC Councillors Dylan Curtis & Masingita (Mazi) Mkhawane are a part of this wonderful & powerful production. This video highlights the plight of human trafficking.

View video on JJC Face Book page:

Red Projects on the Go:

One of the Junior Student Councillors, Nkululeko Mkari collected books from the Library and surplus textbooks which he delivered to the Midrand High School, arranging his own transport.

Lead SA Foundation acknowledged his contribution in this letter:

”The Lead Young SA Foundation would like to say thank you to The Community Outreach group at King Edward The VII School and to one of the students, Nkululeko Mkari, who made this donation possible by speaking to the school on our behalf.

Immense Gratitude for the reading books that you have donated to the foundation. These reading books will be taken to various township schools in Daveyton (during the month of December). We will get back to you and send pictures once we have distributed the reading books to these schools, just to show you the look and joy on the pupils’ faces as we distribute them.

We hope that this is just the start of our journey together.”

Recycling Project: The School has acquired a recycle bin from Mpact to recycle the schools waste paper. Bins and liners have been put into all classrooms and offices and the KESCO boys have taken responsibility for this project.

Sporting Excellence Highlighted

Red Tennis: Gauteng East Awards. Congratulations to our 1st team players:

Ethan Lee named u14 Champion and Junior Sportsman of the Year award.
Alistair Dick-Vercammen u15 Champion and ‘Most Dedicated Senior’ award.

Red Rowing: MIC of Rowing Mr Dedlow reports back on the success of King Edward VII School at Gauteng Champs 2017:

”The Gauteng Championships was rowed over the weekend of the 3rd, 4th and 5th of November 2017. The club placed 5th overall, but with our junior division not yet completely up and running, we were not expecting a better result.

The club performed well through most of the age groups with 5 gold medals and 2 bronze medals being secured. The U14 sculler, Robert Bryce, hung on to an early lead to take gold and then collected a bronze in the octuplet on Saturday. It is good to see the grade 7 boys, with very little on-water experience, being competitive so soon.

Our U16 coxless four displayed great composure to hold off a late challenge from St Benedict’s to take the gold and this will be a crew to watch as the season progresses.

We retained our dominance of last season in the open age-group with a controlled win in the pair, coxed four and eight. Our second eight achieved a bronze medal.”

Medal Winners:
JM14 1x (Scull) – 1st (Robert Bryce)

JM14 8x (Oct) – 3rd

JM15 8x (Oct) – 4th & 7th (2 boats in final)
JM16 2- (pair) – 6th
JM16 8+ (Eight) – 4th (by 9 secs)

JM16 4- (coxless four) – 1st

JM16 4+ (four) – 6th

JM19 4+ (Four) – 1st & 5th (2 boats in final)

JM19 2- (pair) – 1st
JM19 2nd 8+ (Second Eight) – 3rd

JM19 1st 8+ (First Eight) – 1st

Tradition of Rowing Excellence continues and with the display of eager, enthusiastic and very talented oarsmen coming through, the Club can only go from strength to strength. Well done Team Red – the boys, the parents, the coaches and support teams!

Strenue to our 1st 8 Crew at SA Boat Race: 6 – 9 December.
Bring it home boys! Go well.

Gauteng Sporting Selections: Water Polo and Cricket

Congrats to the following KES Water Polo players on selection to Gauteng Schools Teams:

E Coryndon-Baker
J Robinson
L Savenije

T Bouwer
C Moffett
K Rachidi

M Rawat

J Germond
M Monteith

U16 Reserves
S Morgan

M Johnson

D Combrinck
K Duminy
Y Mbella

U15 Reserves
E Martin
B Rowe

J Parker

KES Coaches/Old Boys selected
Tameem Rawaat (KES u15 coach) – Gauteng Boys U12 assistant coach
Dylan Mason (KES 1st assistant coach) – Gauteng Boys U13 coach
Garreth Prout (KES u14 coach) – Gauteng girls U13 coach
Andrew Ridley (KES u14 coach) – Gauteng U15 boys assistant coach
Ryan van Rensburg (KES 1st team coach) – Gauteng u19 assistant coach

Gauteng Cricket: Congrats to the following cricketers on selection
15A H Pieterse

15B D Baba, T Johnson, T Berman

17A A Snyders, B Parsons
17B. K Williams

19B. C De Boer, S Kirsten & W Wannenburg


Red Rowing: KES Junior Regatta held at Roodeplaat, 28 October. First time racing at Roodeplaat for the U14 crews; all currently Gr7 boys that will coming to KES in 2018.

JM14A 1x 1st Robert Bryce
JM14A 2x 5th
JM14A 4x 7 & 10
JM14A 8x 5th
JM14B 1x 1st Liam Durandt

JM14A 1x 1st Robert Bryce                                            JM14B 1x 1st Liam Durandt

JM15A 4x 10 & 13
JM15A 8x 4th
JM15B 4x 3rd
JM15B 8x 1st
JM15C 1x 3rd
JM15C 2x 6th

JM15B 8x 1st -Gold                                                         JM15B 4x 3rd-Bronze

The seniors had a “social” event between KES, Jeppe and St Johns, with all entering their eights from various age groups.
JM19 8+
1st KES (1st Eight)
2nd Jeppe (1st Eight),
3rd KES (2nd Eight)
4th KES (U16 Eight)
5th St Johns (3rd Eight)

Red Tennis: Junior Inter High at St Stithians College on Saturday 28 October
Congratulations to our KES Juniors who reached the final & drew 7-7 with St Stithians.
Saints take the title due to couple one win.

Results up to final:
Won 14-0 vs Edenvale High
Won 12-2 vs Rand Park High
Won 12-2 vs Parktown Boys’
Won 8-6 vs Helpmekaar
Won 14-0 vs Linden

Well done Junior Team:
Alistair Dick-Vercammen – Grade 9
Joshua Brooksbank-Bentel – Grade 9
Rynhard Roothman – Grade 8
Ethan Lee – Grade 8

The final School placements were as follows:1st St Stithians
2nd KES
3rd St John’s
4th Helpmekaar
5th HeronBridge
6th Northcliff
7th Rand Park
8th De La Salle
9th Linden
10th Redhill
11th Parktown
12th Sacred Heart
13th Allen Glen
14th Edenvale
15th Mondeor

KES 2nd Tennis Team were crowned B -Section 2017 Winners at the Annual Sun City Tournament:

King Edward VII School cricket and soccer teams took part in tours over the October break.

Our 1st, 2nd and U14A cricketing teams took part in the annual Michaelmas Tour in Maritzburg; the 2nd XI was at the new Michaelhouse U17 Festival and KES were hosts to the annual Charl Van Rooyen U14 Tournament. Whilst our 1st XI Soccer Team took part in the Grey College Nebank Cup in Bloemfontein.

Results over the 4 days from 28 September – 3 October were as follows:

Red Tours/Tournaments: Soccer & Cricket
Day 4
Soccer: 1sts at Grey Nedbank Cup
Lost 1-2 vs Victoria Park play-offs
Finished 8th overall in Cup section.

Cricket: 1st at Michaelmas
T20 vs Northwood
KES 120/7
Woolway 47*
Northwood 121/7
Graber 4/14
KES lost by 3 wickets

Cricket: 2nd at Michaelhouse Tour
T20 vs St Andrews Grahamstown
St Andrews 102/10
Hollard 3/20
KES 103/4
Hughes 55*
KES won by 6 wickets

Cricket: u14A at Charl Van Rooyen
T20 vs Durban High School
DHS 108 for 3 after 20.
KES 110 for 1
KES 14A win by 9 wkts. Aldar 67*
U14A unbeaten at Charl Van Rooyen.

Day 3 Results
Soccer: 1sts at Grey College Nedbank 
Lost 3-4 on penalties in QF vs HTS Louis Botha
Lost 0-1 vs St David’s play-offs

Cricket: Michaelmas, Michaelhouse Tour & Charl Van Rooyen
1st vs Glenwood High
Glenwood 147/10
Bowlers :
De Boer 1 – 26 in 4
Hollard 1 – 17 in 5
Fiebiger 3 – 23 in 6.4
Wannenburg 0 – 14 in 2
Parsons 2 – 27 in 10
Graber 1 – 18 in 6
Broodryk 1 – 22 in 9
KES 84/5 after 30
Chamberlain 29
Wannenburg 21*
Glenwood were 122/4
64 required when game was called off due to bad weather.

2nds at Michaelhouse U17 Tour
KES 64/10
St Charles College 65/9 after 16 overs
Maila took 3/5 & Synders took 3/15
Lost by 1 wicket after fantastic bowling by our boys!
Game 2 was called off due to lightning.

U14 at Charl Van Rooyen
Game 1 vs Selborne College
KES 221for 5. Momberg 101* retired.
Selborne 156 for 7. KES won by 67 runs.
Game 2 vs Selborne College
Selborne 148/8
KES 13/0 after 3.5 overs
Game called off due to bad weather.

Day 2 Results
Soccer: 1sts at Grey College Nedbank Tournament
Lost 2-3 vs Wynberg Boys’
Won 2-0 vs George Campbell
Through to Cup QF tomorrow at 10h00 vs HTS Louis Botha

Michaelamas 1st vs Maritzburg College
Maritzburg 165/10 after 46.1 overs
R Botha 2/17, Hollard 2/31, Parsons 2/36 & Fiebiger 2/56
KES 166/4
B Parsons 72
J Chamberlain 44
KES 1sts won by 6 wickets

Michaelhouse u17
KES 2nds 276/4
J Streak 155* & C Mckenzie 41
Michaelhouse 124/10
Momberg/Stubbs/Maila/Hollard all with 2 wickets
KES 2nds won by 152 runs

Charl Van Rooyen U14
KES U14A 311 for 5 in 50 overs
Momberg 89 Lonie 68 Enslin 45 Du Toit 44 Adendorff 33 no
Paarl Boys 14A 104 for 4 after 25 overs
Off for rain and lightning. Game abandoned.

Day 1 Results
Soccer: 1sts at Grey College Nedbank Tournament
Won 3-1 vs Robinvale
Won 2-1 vs Navalsig

Cricket: Michaelmas, Michaelhouse U17 Fest & Charl Van Rooyen U14
1sts vs Michaelhouse
MH 1sts 173/10 after 46.5 overs
B Parsons 4/19
KES 1sts 139/7 after 35.5 overs
Parsons 81
Game called off due to bad light.

2nds vs Hilton
Hilton 142/10 after 46.3 overs
KES 146/3 after 37.1 overs
J Streak 56*
KES 2nds won by 7 wickets

U14A at Charl Van Rooyen
KES 274/7 after 50 overs.
G Lonie 89
Bishops 143/10
KES 14A won by 131 runs.

Special Moment and Tradition Red Cricket: Red Cap Hand-Over – 28 September. 

On Thursday, 28 September at King Edward VII School saw our King Edward VII School 1st XI cricketers receive their ‘red caps’ from Old Boys’ Adam Bacher (Class of 1991) & Warren Dugmore (Class of 1994).

This special tradition and occasion was marked with a few words of wisdom, encouragement and ‘stories from the past’, by Old Boy Adam Bacher, who proudly made his Protea Test Debut in 1996 & ODI debut in 1997. Adam earned 19 Test caps and 13 ODI caps for South Africa.
Warren Dugmore earned 13 caps for the Lions franchise during 2001-2002.

Thank you to our Old Boys’ for their time and support of our Red Caps, as they head to Michaelmas on Friday, 29 September – 3 October.

Another Great Moment Captured: KES Old Boy, Keaton Jennings photographed wth current Red Caps player Ethan Hughes, both proudly donning and proud to wear the Red Cap of the King Edward VII School 1st XI.

Red Athletics: Inter High 2017 was hosted by King Edward VII School on Saturday, 23 September. The 36th Annual Inter High was jam-packed with fantastic action on the track and field as top competing schools gave their all for the honour of being crowned, ‘2017 Champions’. 

Congratulations to Affies 2017 Inter High A & B Champions!

A Section:
397 Affies
384 KES
353 Jeppe
207 PBHS
194 Parktown
186 Indep.Schools
121 St David’s
B Section:
325 Affies
308 KES
308 Jeppe
174 Parktown
133 PBHS
45 St David’s

Inter High Results – 23 Sept at KES
KES Athletics 2017 Inter High All event results A Interhigh.pdf
KES Athletics 2017 Inter High A Section New records.pdf
KES Athletics 2017 Inter High ASection Top 50 performances of the day ABSA Table.pdf
KES Athletics 2017 Inter High Team totals A Interhigh.pdf
KES Athletics 2017 Inter High All event results B Interhigh.pdf
KES Athletics 2017 Inter High Team Totals B Interhigh.pdf
KES Athletics 2017 Inter High Top 50 performances of the day ABSA TableB Section.pdf

Red Squash: KES Excellence Rewarded at Central Awards Evening 2017. MIC of Squash, Mr Bradd Lodge proudly reports back:

The Annual Central Gauteng Junior Squash awards evening was held last at St. Stithians College. The following King Edward VII School learners were awarded accolades based on their league performances throughout the season:

1st Team: U/19 Super League Champions 2017
Joshua Van Der Wath; Tyrin Van Baalen; Tyler Boonzaier & Amukelani Zitha.

Top School’s Team: Annual Top School Play-Off Runner’s Up 2017.
Joshua Van Der Wath; Callum Broodryk; Tyrin Van Baalen; Nicholas Moyes; Tyler Boonzaier & Amukelani Zitha.

U/15 A Team: U/15A Boys’ League Winners 2017
Jordan Randall; Nicholas Johnstone; Rahul Parbhoo & Ross Murray

Joshua Streak – U/19 C League winners 2017

King Edward Learners who achieved South African colours:
U/14 Boys: Muzi Buthelezi
U/16 Boys: Amukelani Zitha & Joshua Van Der Wath

Red Sport & Academic Exchange: King Edward VII School and Queens College in Somerset.

The School has entered into an exchange program with Queens College in Taunton, Somerset for 2017. KES’ Ethan Fisher, Connor Van Buuren and Tyron Viljoen were selected to represent King Edward at Queens College during their rugby season, which will include a tour to the South of France in October. The lads will return to KES at the end of Term 4.

To view/read more on Queens College, visit their website at Queens College Taunton UK
Wonderful opportunity for Ethan, Connor & Tyron, who represented KES with pride, passion & honour. 

The lads played their first match in Queens College colours on Saturday, 9 September. First win under the belt with a 12-7 win vs Downside.

1st day at School for Queens College started on 11 September

King Edward VII School REDS fullback Kennedy Mpeku is signed to the Blitzbokke.

According to news channels, Kennedy Mpeku along with 4 other schoolboy star players, Andrew Kota (Welkom Gym), Henco Maartins (Paarl Gim) & Muller Du Plessis (Paarl Gim) have been contracted by SARU as sevens players from 2018.

Outstanding opportunity for Kennedy and all the mentioned young players. Credit to Kennedy who has excelled in a very strong 2017 REDS season, selected to the Lions Craven Week Team and SA Schools Team.

Red Soccer: Recent National selections were announced during the July holidays. King Edward VII School is proud to announce the following KES soccer players selected:

Roberto Fragale- selected to SA U20 Team. 

Bryn Deeley- selected to SA U17 Team and he arned his 1st International Cap on the 25 July in COSAFAU17 Champs. SA won 5-3 Madagascar.

Class of 2017 Valediction a record of awards

Valediction 2009 1

Desmond Davis & War Memorial Scholarship
In March 1919, Mr H J Hofmeyr, Chairman of the Governing Body, and Mr Desmond Davis, the Headmaster, proposed that a memorial be erected to those Old Edwardians who had been killed on active service during World War One. A magnificent response to the appeal for funds made it possible to erect the War Memorial in the School quadrangle, and left enough in the fund to finance a War Memorial Scholarship. After the death of Desmond Davis in 1960, funds contributed by Old Edwardians in his memory were added to the trust fund of the War Memorial Scholarship. From this fund is made the annual award now known as the Desmond Davis and War Memorial Scholarship.

This is the Premier Award of the School. It is awarded to a scholar (i.e. someone with Academic Colours) who has made a significant contribution to many facets of the life of the School.

T Gordon is the recipient of the 2017  Desmond Davis and War Memorial Scholarship.

Hugh Wilson Scholarship
The award goes to a Grade 12 learner who has contributed to the School in many areas, i.e. Academic, Sport, Cultural and Service. Contribution to the Dramatic Society is given consideration.

The recipient of the Hugh Wilson Scholarship in 2017 is G Fisher.

HJ Hofmeyr Scholarships
Mr H J Hofmeyr served on the School’s Governing Body from 1907 and was its Chairman for twenty five successive years. Upon his death in 1937, money was left in trust for the creation of a fund which now finances scholarships and bursaries.

The H J Hofmeyr Scholarships are awarded on the same criteria as the Desmond Davis and War Memorial Scholarship, although only two recipients need to have Academic Colours and the others a 60% average. These are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees. The recipients of the H J Hofmeyr Scholarship for 2017 are :

S Freeman
T Makda
J Parsons


English Editor’s Prize: T Mtshali 
Proxime Accessit: W Agar & T Makda

Afrikaans Redakteursprys: B Bosch
Proxime Accessit: W Wannenburg

isiZulu Editor’s Prize: N Ngcobo
Proxime Accessit:      N Dlamini

Headmaster’s Service Award
The Headmaster’s Service Award is given to Grade 12 learner who over the years have given unselfishly of their time to service to the School and to the community. The recipients receive a certificate, a plaque and their names are put on the board in the Auditorium.

S Freeman

Summa Cum Laude
J Parsons
S Freeman

Subject Awards
Afrikaans B Bosch
Mathematics T Jardim
Physical Sciences T Jardim
Accounting B Lai
Information Technology C Buziek
Advanced Programme Mathematics C Buziek 
English T Mtshali
isiZulu N Ngcobo
Life Orientation T Makda
Mathematical Literacy M Higino
Life Sciences T Makda
History T Makda
Geography L Bramhall
Visual Arts O Maebela
Engineering Graphics & Design S Freeman

Dux Scholae: Highest aggregate in Grade 12 
T Makda

Academic Gold Medals
for those who have received medals in Grades 8, 9 and 10, been awarded Academic Colours in Grade 11 and have maintained the standard in Grade 12
L Bramhall
T Dos Santos
G Fisher
S Freeman
T Jardim
T Makda

Full list of 2017 Award Winners
KES Valediction 2017 Prize Giving List 2017 .pdf

Accounting Excellence continued

Official Results are in for the Grade 12 SAICA Olympiad and our KES Grade 12 Accounting lads have again impressed with outstanding results.

HOD, Ms Cathy Avidon reports back on the 2017 results:

‘For the 6th year in a row, King Edward VII school is the top performing school for the SAICA Accounting Olympiad, in Gauteng.

What makes this year exceptional is that our learners reached our highest ever average of 81,64%. Furthermore 3 of our learners hold the 1st place and tie 2nd place in Gauteng. We are delighted with these results.’

Top learner per Province: Bowie Lai

1st Runner Up :Corbyn Buziek

1st Runner Up: Tiago Jardim

Winning School: King Edward VII School
School Average 81.64
Winning School Educator: Cathy Avidon / Shanta Naidoo

Marvelous achievements for our Grade 12 learners and deserved accolades for our educators Ms Avidon and Mrs Naidoo.

SAIPA Olympiad Results:

A gala awards evening was held on Tuesday night, 10 October for the SAIPA Olympiad Winners.

KES Grade 11’s had entered for this Olympia and again the results were fantastic!

Grade 11 learner, Nabeel Fazluddin came 1st in Gauteng and tie 2nd Nationally with 94%. He received a laptop and many other prizes.

Grade 11 learner, Egie Ohonba placed 3rd place in Gauteng.

Congratulations to our Grade 11 Accounting lads and teachers, Mr Fielding, Ms Avidon and Mrs Naidoo on these wonderful results.

Thank you to SAICA and SAIPA for the organisation and recognition of our School and Accounting Department.

The Tradition of Excellence continues.

Congratulations – Go School.

Leadership Team for 2018

It is with great pleasure, pride and excitement as the 2018 Leadership Team is announced at King Edward VII School on Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

Headmaster, Mr Lovatt started the Assembly with an announcement:

‘The school has taken a decision to move away from the Prefect system of leadership.
It is our opinion that this system is outdated and does not promote the ethos and or direction of a modern day school.

Historically the term prefect has strong military connotations and relates to enforcement of rules rather than the embodiments of brotherhood and guidance.

We have thus embarked on a new leadership model that is based on mentoring and is portfolio driven. Mentoring is relationship based and will emphasise the transfer of knowledge. These mentors have been appointed after submitting an application and accompanying motivation followed by an interview with the Headmaster. Following this, discussions were held with the School Executive and House Leader Committee.

Once the model is implemented in its entirety there will be 54 portfolio positions reporting to this executive body of 13 mentors. This creates wonderful opportunities for many more boys to develop their leadership skills and make an overall contribution to the day to day running of the School.

I am extremely pleased to announce the following boys as Mentors for 2018. We wish Keane Morse and his team all the very best as they head up this new and exciting initiative’.

MENTORS – 2018

Head of School – Keane Morse
Deputy Head, Social Responsibility – Dylan Curtis
Deputy Head, Scholastic Matters – Tristan Smith
Deputy Head, Extra Curricular – Damien Bonhage-Koen

Mentor, Code of Conduct – Wesley Hurter
Mentor, Code of Conduct – Jason Cloete
Mentor, Sport – Cade Robertson
Mentor, Culture – Oyama Mdladla
Mentor, Community Service – Neo Pheko
Mentor, Academics – Keane Quigley
Mentor, Mentorship – Tait McJarrow
Mentor, Mentorship – Ian Crawshaw
Mentor, Grade 8 – Michael van den Berg

Congratulations to our new mentors for 2018. Lead with intent, purpose, spirit and passion.

Thank you too our leaders of 2017, Travis Gordon, Deputies & prefects led with distinction, honour and dignity. We thank you for your leadership of our School during 2017.

A very proud day for our School.

Tradition of Excellence continues.


Go School.

Grand Opening of Mathematics Centre of Excellence

Thursday, 7 September was a very special and memorable day for the staff and learners of King Edward VII School, as our Mathematics Centre was officially opened by Mr Lovatt & the School Governing Body.

The King Edward VII community thanks `The Victor Daitz Foundation` and Èdgar Droste Trust`, for the extraordinary generous support of the project to construct our new `state of art` Mathematics Centre, another watershed landmark in our continuous pursuit of excellence.

Invited guests, sponsors, donors, Trust members, Old Boys’, governors, project team managers and friends of the School took part in the cutting of the ribbon and formalities to officially declare The Victor Daitz Mathematics Centre OPEN!

Wonderful to have Mr Sam Abrahams, Chairman of The Victor Daitz Foundation, officiate the opening along with Headmaster, Mr Lovatt.

This magnificent facility was made possible by the generosity, sponsorship and donations from the following group of very special people:

* The Victor Daitz Foundation
* The Edgar Droste Trust
* The Old Boys’ Association – sponsored & donated the new ‘Old Boys’ Gates’.

This top class facility will now house the Mathematics Department & the new hockey pavilion. Added additions & projects like this would not be possible, without the generosity and support of our wonderful Old Boy Community and we are indeed blessed with this most beautiful building.

Congratulations to all involved in this project, namely Joy Campkin-Smith of Studio Joy & Architects and the construction/project team of Akhane Construction Pty Ltd for their vision and creativity in this project. To each and every person involved in this project, we salute you and thank you for your contribution no matter how small or big.

Very proud day for King Edward VII School.

Tradition of Excellence continues.


Go School.