Strenue - Strenue - June 2017

BOK Heroes at KES!


Such a privilege & honour to have Springboks Malcolm Marx, Oupa Mohoje, Andries Coetzee, Siya Kolisi & Francois Venter visit us on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at King Edward VII School.

Heroes every single one of them, as they showed such humility, patience & care as KES & KEPS boys flooded them for photographs, autographs, selfies and just a hug!!

True ambassadors for our Country and especially special to have our Old Boy Malcolm Marx take time out to make every red brother beam with much pride and passion as he shook hands & took photos with an adoring crowd.

Great day! Superb memories! Thank you so much to the BOKS for visiting us.

School War Cry with Malcolm Marx- special highlight of the day.

Go School.


KES Fest 2017- A celebration of Tradition & Excellence

Congratulations to all the teams and players on an outstanding festival of rugby & hockey. 

Red Army- we do not have enough words to express our most sincere gratitude for your support of KES FEST 2017.

Massive congratulations to the KES FEST 2017 organising committee for all their hard work, commitment and organisation of the festival. Many thanks to our Estate Team, ground staff, our First Aid Team, the Golden Lions Referees Association, Dr Baxter, Brendan During, Camera Press for all our printing, the KES Comm’s Team, our King Edward Staff and boys for their hard work and support.

Special mention of thanks and appreciation to our principal sponsor Standard Bank and to all our other sponsors for making this festival and such an event a possibility.

Festival Results Day4- Monday,17 April
Rugby Results:
HS Eldorainge lost 12-24 HS Marlow
Hudson Park lost 38-41 HS Waterkloof
HS Noordheuwel lost 10-38 Wynberg BHS
Jeppe lost 13-19 HS Ben Vorster
King Edward VII won 41-10 Kingswood College

Hockey Results:

Grey College lost 1-3 Northwood School
St John’s won 7-0 Durban High School
King Edward VII lost 1-2 Kearsney College
HS Menlopark won 1-0 Rondebosch BHS
Jeppe won 7-0 HS Eldoraigne
HS Noordheuwel lost 1-2 AFFIES
HS Garsfontein won 3-2 HS Waterkloof

Prep Rugby:
KEPS won 17-0 Alberview Primary
KEPS lost 7-17 Laerskool Jan Celliers

KES FEST: Hockey Results Sunday, 16 April Day 3
HS Menlopark 1-0 Durban High School
HS Garsfontein 3-4 Jeppe High School for Boys
HS Eldoraigne 1-4 HS Noordheuwel
HS Waterkloof 0-11 Kearsney College
Grey College 1-2 Rondebosch BHS
King Edward VII 0-1 Northwood High
St John’s 2-2 AFFIES

Great day of hockey, prep rugby & senior rugby on Day 2 of KES FEST 2017: Saturday 15 April
Rugby Results:

Marlow lost 26-32 Wynberg
Hudson Park won 51-7 Northwood
Kingswood College lost 22-35 Noordheuwel
Ben Vorster lost 24-38 Waterkloof
Jeppe lost 16-38 Eldoraigne
King Edward won 25-17 Rondebosch BHS

Hockey Results:
Waterkloof drew 1-1 St John’s
Menlopark won 3-1 Noordheuwel
Garsfontein lost 0-2 Grey College
Kearsney College drew 2-2 AFFIES
HS Eldoraigne lost 1-6 St John’s
HS Waterkloof lost 2-3 Noordheuwel
Menlopark lost 1-3 Northwood
Rondebosch BHS won 1-0 Jeppe
King Edward won 5-1 Durban High School

Prep Rugby:
KEPS won 52-0 Kagiso Sting Rugby
KEPS won 19-5 Monument Primary

Northwood lost 13-19 Noordheuwel
Ben Vorster won 25-10 Kingswood
HS Eldoraigne won 10-5 Hudson Park
HS Marlow lost 12-25 Waterkloof
KES won 42-17 Wynberg
Jeppe lost 0-26 Rondebosch

Hockey results Day 1 

KES won 3-0 vs HS Eldoraigne
KES lost 0-3 vs Rondebosch Boys’
Good hockey played, well done lads.

Prep Rugby:
KEPS won 27-0 Linksfield
KEPS lost 5-10 Hurlyvale

Well done to all the teams in tough weather conditions on Day 1 at KES Fest 2017.

We trust KES Fest 2017 was a memorable and enjoyable fest for all, that it allowed for a fellowship and comaraderie that will long be remembered after the posted results and we again congratulate all the players and teams for playing the games in a wonderful spirit and fair sportsmanship.

Till 2018, KES FEST BEST! Go School.

(Photos thanks to Team Photo SA,KES Photographic Club & Johannesburg Camera Club)

Old Edwardians Society News.

Communications Officer, Mike Dunk reports back:


It is the season for anoraks, beanies and gloves so it must be winter and that means hockey but the red hot news is that after far too long a gap, the Society has once again entered a ladies team into the Gauteng league. Way back in the 80s our women’s hockey team ruled the roost firstly of Gauteng league and then twice became Champion of Champions. Led by Springbok captain Ros Howell, and boasting a host of National and Provincial players, they were the dominant force.

Now with them playing in third league they have lost just one game so far and look set for promotion.

The mens 1st hockey teams has not had the best of starts to the season losing three games so far and have some work to do to improve on their third place finish in Premier league of last season.

The cricket season ended in a blaze of glory as the Premier team won the B section of Premier league and next season will be back in their rightful place of the A section. The Presidents team won their league and there were a number of high finishes in the other leagues.

Those all added up to the Society being named the Club of the Year at the recent Gauteng Cricket Boards annual awards evening.

Add to that we were awarded the Fair Play award which is adjudicated by the umpires and based on the clubs approach to the game and commitment.

To round of an exciting evening for the Society Devon Conway was named the Gauteng Strikers Batsman and Player of the Year and Mitchell van Buuren was named as the Gauteng under 19 Player of the Year.

So the season ended on an unbelievable high for the Society and the way the ladies hockey team is performing, they could rekindle those magic days of the 80s in the next few years.

K.E.P.S Term 2 Report Back from Mr Shead.

The temporary classrooms, known as the Prefabs, no longer exist. The new classrooms were habitable long before the due date thanks to some incredible work by the Walrus builders and Mr. Paul Coelho. The furniture was moved and, in a blink, the prefabs were no longer! The builders continued to work on the site and we have a beautiful set of rooms and exciting plans for the new piece of land that has been created. The noise and disturbance that was anticipated was minimal and the result astounding! Congratulations to all involved.

The second term of 2017 must rate as the busiest term ever experienced at King Edward Prep! Since the Private schools changed their seasons to have rugby after the Easter festivals we have offered two major sports simultaneously. Having football and rugby every afternoon has meant that some boys have been at school for about ten hours a day. For many the hours in class have been tough waiting for the sport to begin but all are tired.

Despite the tough term the boys stepped up wonderfully. Playing football on Wednesdays in two different leagues and then a full set of rugby fixtures on Saturday has kept the boys very active. Although we keep an eye on our results these do not determine our success rate. We are focused on producing competitive teams who play to the game plan. Both football and rugby took some time to find some rhythm but the tenacity and determination of the boys has been the joy of the season for us all.

The Easter festival got the rugby off the ground. The team was thrown in the deep end with an invitation to attend the Merchiston festival. Merchiston celebrating their 125th year invited schools from around the country. The level of rugby played by some of the was incredible. There is a wealth of talent in the junior rugby of the eastern cape. Our boys gave of their best in three tough encounters.

The Winter Soiree has jumped from an evening to showcase our talent to a full evening production. Mrs. Viljoen and the Cultural department put on a show that had the audience speechless. The group items included choir, choral voice, percussion and string ensemble. There were many solo items to show case the strides that our boys are making. We enjoyed recorder, violin, cello, piano and drum solo presentations. The age range of boys presenting was incredible and the level of the performances was incredible. The PTA provided a magnificent atmosphere in the quad with fires to warm to body and food for the hungry. Mrs. Wagner ensured that the surrounds of the hall was decorated with a magnificent display of the art works created during the year. The evening was an inspiration to all and we left with our souls lifted. Well done to all.

During the term, the grade 7 boys were paired off in Life Orientation and instructed to buy a 5kg bag of rice. This bag of rice became their baby for three weeks. The two boys had to take care of the ‘baby’ or get babysitters. It was very impressive to see how the boys embraced this exercise and the high level of responsibility they showed. It did prove to be a little daunting for teachers when the boys ‘fed’ their babies during lessons. The consensus is that these young men have the potential to be great fathers! The ‘babies’ were added to the donations which were collected for the Knysna disaster.

From the staffroom: a very pregnant Ruksana Khan managed to ‘hang’ around until the 31st May when she left on maternity leave. Her second son, Ameer, arrived on the afternoon of 1st June. Our congratulations and amazement have been shared with Ruksana and her family. Gillian Schoeman has been to visit bringing her son Rogan to school to show him off and for her to get adult conversation. It’s been lovely to see them both. Miss Pugh and Mr. Townsend became joined in holy matrimony. Mrs. Casey Glass begins her maternity leave on the 23rd June. Our best wishes go with her and Justin.

On a sadder note, we bid farewell to Mrs. Druian and her family at the end of the term. Warwick and Candice have decided to relocate the family to the United Kingdom. Our best wishes go with them as they embark on this new adventure. Mr. Rob Kops has also made a very brave sacrifice in moving back to the UK. The call to support family took preference over Mr. Kops’ career and a tough decision has been required. Mr. Kops we salute your dedication to your family and wish you lots of luck and happiness in your new venture.

Another change that has happened at the school during the term is that Paul Ogier closed his business. Outsource House has ceased to exist. The process of finding a new service provider was assisted by Netsurit through Orrin Klopper and the upshot of this process is the contract with Global-Leverage. We have welcomed Stanton and Adri Nell and their team to our campus. Their service and support has been without flaw to date and we look forward to a long and happy partnership.

Enjoy the Winter holidays.

Best wishes

Doug Shead

Old Boys’ in the News across the globe!

Rugby: Malcom Marx– Springbok & Lions Hooker.

3rd Cap for the Springboks & debut start for BOKS vs France, 10 June. Malcolm had an awesome game & was named, ‘Man of the Match’.

Golf: Congratulations Kyle McClatchie
Kyle McClatchie Class of 2015, wins biggest win of his career when he won the prestigious English Amateur Stroke Play Championship, known as the Brabazon Trophy. Making it even sweeter, the big win was on his birthday.

Read more on Kyle at given link:


Hockey: Daniel Bell selected to World Series Team.
Daniel played in the World League, World Cup Qualifiers games in Johannesburg over June.

Cricket: Dane Vilas with career best knock, 21 June 2017
Brilliant double century Dane Vilas has powered Lancashire to 534/8 in response to Hampshire’s 395 runs, with his 244. His highest 1st class score.

Click on link to read more:
Determined Vilas with deserved rewards

Cricket: CSA Awards 2017- Quinton De Kock

KES Old Boy Quinton De Kock walked away with the top honours at the annual CSA awards on Friday, 12 May.

Quinny was awarded and named:
SA Cricketer of the Year
Standard BankZA Test Cricketer of the Year
Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year
SA Fans’ Cricketer of the Year
SA Players’ Player of the Year

Great article on two KES Old Boys, Quinton de Kock & Keaton Jennings
ESPN De Kock and Jennings

Cricket: CSA 2017 Awards held on Friday, 12 May. 
Congrats to Grant Thomson who was the proud recipient of one of the top awards at the CSA ceremony.

Grant was awarded trophy for the CSA Provincial One-Day Cricketer of the Year!

Advertising-Prestigious & Notable Award

KES Old Boy Wesley Phelan, Class of 2001 in interview & in recogntion of his creativity and excellence in advertising.

Well done Wesley- your School applauds. Sure this is great motivation for the younger boys with similar aspirations & creative dreams to follow. Click on given link to read more:

Wesley Phelan in Interview

Athletics- Patrick Duvenage, Class of 2016, making strides, showing his class and achieving great results in his first year competing in Varsity athletics.

Patrick managed to take GOLD at both Varsity Cups this year in the discus competition. Furthermore he placed 1st at the Varsity SA Champs which took place in Cape Town 2 weeks ago (keeping in mind that Pat is only 19 years old & he is competing in a field where seasoned athletes, 25 years+ are competing in a very tough & experienced field).

Patrick also placed 3rd at the Senior SA Champs with a very good distance of 55.08m with a 2 kg weight, as a junior athlete competing in this field, makes his result, a fine achievement indeed.

Pat is currently ranked 9th in the world in the Juniors category with a distance of 57.48m (1.75 kg) and 3rd in the world for Juniors throwing with senior weight (2 kg) with a distance of 55.27m. With these outstanding results, it is no surprise that he has been included in the Senior SA Preliminary Team travelling to Zimbabwe to compete in the Southern Regions during June.

Patrick Duvenage, Class of 2016 on his way to CAA Africa Junior U20 Champs from 29 June -2 July been held in Algeria. Strenue Patrick- Red Community backing you to bring home some medals!

Arts & Culture- South African visual artist, William Kentridge, has won Spain’s most prestigious art prize, the Princess of Asturias award.

The 62-year-old multidisciplinary artist has a led a life of reinvention. After studying politics and African studies at the University of Witwatersrand, Kentridge studied fine arts at the Johannesburg Art Foundation. Kentridge is one of the world’s most celebrated artists, best known for his animated drawings in black charcoal and ink.

His works have been exhibited at places such as the Albertina Museum in Vienna, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Louvre in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.

Click on given link to read more on this award: (courtesy news 24)
Spain Honours William Kentridge

Rowing: KES Old Boys’ selected SA U23 Squad.

Congratulations to Vaughn Botes & Timothy Miller both from Class of 2013 on their selection.

Cricket: Gauteng Cricket Awards 2017

King Edward VII School was proudly represented & awarded at the annual GCB Awards. The following Old Boys and current players received awards:

U19 Boys Player of the Year- Mitchell Van Buuren (Class of 2016)

Gunn and Moore Old Edwardians Club- Fair Award & President’s League Award (many an Old Boy and current King Edward cricketers represent the Old Ed’s XI teams)

Well done to all our Old Boys’ mentioned, we congratulate you on your achievements and accolades and wish you continued successes into the future.

Go School.

Old Boys’ Reunion Dates and Reminders


1977 40 YEAR REUNION 10-12 NOVEMBER 2017
1967 50 YEAR REUNION 10-12 NOVEMBER 2017
1957 60 YEAR REUNION 10-12 NOVEMBER 2017
1947 70 YEAR REUNION 10-12 NOVEMBER 2017

28 July 2017 – London Golf Day and Banquet
29 July 2017 – Cricket at the Oval with the Headmaster
5 August – OBA Banquet
4/5/6 August – Class of 1982 Reunion

Great day of tradition, friendship & camaraderie shared.
OBA XV ran out a solid 55-7 win.

Braving the cold in Annual Polar Bear Swim

Red Polar Bear Swim: Brave Bears out in numbers to support the Aquatics Project, through their participation in the annual swim.

Thank you to all who came out and supported our Annual Polar Bear Swim at King Edward VII School, held on Saturday 6 May. Even the Headmaster, Mr Lovatt and OBA Chairman, Mr Byron Leggett took the plunge early in the morning! True Reds!

Braving the chill & swimming a length or two for some and others completing a km or two in the pool.

Red Army raised R5270-00 in total today. Thank you Graeme Parsons for all your hard work & organisation.

Great effort! Top support! Awesome Spirit always.

Go School.

Cultural Events and Highlights from Term 2.

KESCO: Knysna Fires Donation Drive

Knysna Fires Donations- Red Army (KES & K.E.P.S) heeds calls for help & support.

Phenomenal, amazing and simply extraordinary response from our Red Army!

5 cages packed to the rims, 2 offices stacked high with clothing, food and blankets. And apparently more on the way.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you everyone who has contributed and donated in a small or large way. All of the donations were collected on Monday, 19 June and were transported to the communities in need in Knysna and surrounding areas.

The heartbeat of King Edward is its love & care for those in need.

Photographic Society: Term 2 report back by Chair, Ms Avidon.
We have had an exciting term in the Photographic Society:

The highlight being the result of the ‘Youth Showcase’ competition, run by the Photographic Society of America. Once a year, scholars from countries all over the world, compete against each other in this Salon. Each club/school could only send a maximum of 8 photos. The 2017 competition had a total of 966 entries (in 6 categories), of which 44 images were selected and entered from school clubs in South Africa. We are extremely proud of 4 boys from the King Edward VII Photographic Society, who received the following awards:

Taahir Makda and Rahul Parbhoo each received ‘Acceptances’ for their photos in the categories Monochrome (entitled ‘Lion’) and Photo Journalism (entitled ‘Swimming the mile’), respectively.

Taahir Makda

Rahul Parbhoo 

Yaseen Bhabha received an Honourable Mention (in South Africa it is called a Certificate of Merit) in the category: Colour Choice, for his photo, ‘Hanging Tree’.


And finally, the exceptional photo of Jamie Thomas, entitled ‘Hands up’ was awarded the 3rd place prize in the category: People or Animals.


Our boys also entered two ‘Photographic Society of South Africa’ competitions. The results will be announced in next term’s report.

We would also like to congratulate the following boys who received a promotion in their star grading this year:
Adil Kuckuk, Luca Gnudi and Rahul Parbhoo – Promoted to 3 star
Chad Gaddie, Sebastian Freeman and Zaeem Bhabha – Promoted to 4 star
Yaseen Bhabha and Taahir Makda remain our only learners who currently have the highest – 5 star rating.

We welcome a new staff member, Mrs Amy Jones, into the King Edward Photographic Society. We are sure that her input of ideas and expertise, combining art and photography, will be very valuable to our photographic society.

We would like to thank Anne d’Oliveira, for her continued huge contribution to our society. Her excellent presentations on landscape and portraiture photography, her workshop on camera settings and her judging and commenting on the photos submitted by our boys, are all greatly appreciated. We also thank other members of the Camera Club of Johannesburg, Alan Mason, Kittie Groenewald, David Benn and Mark Geldenhuis for their presentations and judging of photos.

The Annual Afrikaans Public Speaking Competition was held on Tuesday, 30 May: Congrats to the winners!

The Afrikaans lnter House Public Speaking proved to be a very enjoyable evening where the boys impressed the audience with their well-researched and entertaining speeches.The adjudicators were impressed with the confidence of the Junior speakers and the quality of the speech writing & techniques of the senior boys.

Results for Juniors:
3rd Place – Deven Mancer (Anderson )
2nd Place – Keegan Jansen van Rensburg (Hill)

1st Place – Marko Kriek (Hofmeyr)

Results for Seniors:
3rd Place: – Devon Fuller (Davis)
2nd Place – Willie Wannenburg (Hill)

1st Place – Bradley Bosch (Robinson) – winner for 5 consecutive years.

The overall results:
8 Croft 400
7 Anderson 428
6 Davis 439
5 School 48
4 Grimmer 456
3 Robinson 472
2 Hofmeyr 473
1 Hill 500

Dramatics- King Edward VII School made its debut performance at EADS play festival on Friday evening, 19 May.
Mr Bremner reports back on the EADS 2017 Festival held on 26 May:

The cast which comprised of 27 boys was a large one to work with, but the student director Seth Thorne managed ably, and overhauled a decidedly British play by work shopping some ethnicity into it to make it proudly South African. The adjudicator on the night said that she had no idea what further to expect when two pipers burst in to accompany the curtain call. A great deal of fun was had by the largely junior cast. Realizing that the dramatic period for acting is only five years, we have decided to start them off early.

While ‘Ernie’s Incredible Illusionations’ did not make it as one of the final 3 plays, the following students’ talents were recognised with nominations: Keabetswe Tsesa is nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his role as the boxing granny while Connor Provan is in line for A Best Cameo as the receptionist.

Without a doubt these actors will be back next year, so watch this space. Thank you Mr Bremner, Mrs Friedland and all support staff who assisted and supported our Dramatic Club at this festival.

Expressions Evening: Miss van den Biggelaar reports back on this event:

The Music Society successfully hosted an expressions evening on 30th May in the Hugh Wilson Theatre which featured a range of talents to complement the Music Society, from Pipe Band drummers to Drama skits, the Choir and Magicians. We are excited to be hosting another expressions evening in the Third Term.

Chess: B Team shine at JCSCL Final

The Chess club has been participating in the Johannesburg Central Schools Chess League for the past few months. After 11 rounds, the A team was placed 5th. We missed being selected to play in the semi-finals by half a point to St John’s A team. The B team made it to the semi-finals in the B League and played two more matches to decide a winner. They were placed 3rd. The C team was placed 9th in the B League out of 13 participating schools, a very pleasing result for them.

We have been playing in the High Schools District League over the past few weeks, and this will be concluded early in the 3rd term. This event is managed by the GDE.
The Chess Club is looking forward to the Inter-house Chess Tournament next term, and the based on these results the announcement of the best junior and senior players for 2017.

King Edward VII School B Chess Team beat St John’s College B Team 4-2 in the league final on Monday, 22 May.

With this result, the KES B Team finished 3rd overall in the Johannesburg Central Schools League.

Top row: Nathan Titterton; Khanya Khosa; Lee Thomson
Bottom row: Sakhile Khubeka; Kgosi Maebela; Kieran Ramsay

Congrats to the chess lads and Educator in Charge of Chess Club, Mrs Crous on this fine achievement.

Academics: ATKV Afrikaans Spelathon

Ms Leonie Koekemoer reports back on the success of our learners:

The annual ATKV Spelathon took place on the 16 May 2017 at Leeuwenhof Akademie. Two from Grade 9/10 represented King Edward. In the Grade 9 section, 24 schools with two representatives from each school competed. In the Grade 10 section, 20 schools with two representatives from each school competed.

Heinrigh Pieterse placed 1st in the Grade 9 section. Keegan Jansen van Rensburg (Gr 9) unfortunately fell out during preliminary rounds.


Muhammad Rawat placed 7th and Nathanael de Swardt placed 9th in the Grade 10 section.

Heinrigh Pieterse will compete in the Provincial rounds which will take place in September – date to be confirmed.

Congratulations and well done ‘manne’, ons is trots op julle. Sterkte Heinrigh vorentoe.

Community Outreach: KESCO Drive Slipper Driver May 2017

Friday, 12 May saw King Edward taking part in a ‘Slipper Day 2017’. Those learners and staff who bought wristbands to support ‘Reach for a Dream’ and the KESCO blanket drive were entitled to wear slippers to school. Many thanks to all for the support, from our staff, boys and special mention to Mrs Angie Zietsman (KES parent), who managed to sell all the wristbands to support ‘Reach for a Dream’ and to cover the cost of the blanket donations to Boikanyo Foundation who will distribute blankets to the needy on our behalf. The heartbeat of our King Edward Community beating strong and ensuring ‘we give back’ & ‘Share the Spirit’ with those in need.

KESCO Winter Blanket drive
80 blankets were purchased from the Rotary Club and donated to the Boikanyo Trust for distribution to the needy.

KESCO Book donations
The Johannesburg Student Council received a large number of textbooks and reading books from our Library and book storage which will be distributed to disadvantaged schools around the city.

PIPE BAND RESULTS 13 MAY 2017. King Edward place 1st at JEPPE GATHERING.
King Edward VII School Pipe Band took place in the Jeppe Gathering on Saturday, 13 May. In the pouring rain and hail, our band showed their skill, tenacity and enjoyment and were rewarded with a 1st placing.

Novice Juvenile – Overall
1st KES
2nd St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
3rd Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile

Drum Corps
1st Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile
2nd KES
3rd St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile

Bass Section
1st St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
2nd KES
3rd Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile
Novice Juvenile – March Selection
1st Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile
2nd KES
3rd Jeppe Novice Juvenile
4th St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
5th Pretoria Boys Novice Juvenile

Ensemble : Sean Maher
1st Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile
2nd KES
3rd Jeppe Novice Juvenile
4th St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
5th Pretoria Boys Novice Juvenile

Piping 1 : Adrian Haddow
1st St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
2nd Jeppe Novice Juvenile
3rd KES
4th Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile
5th Pretoria Boys Novice Juvenile

Piping 2 : Ian Houston
1st St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
2nd KES
3rd Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile
4th Jeppe Novice Juvenile
5th Pretoria Boys Novice Juvenile

Drum Corps : Dewar van Dyk
1st Jeppe Novice Juvenile
2nd Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile
3rd KES
4th St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
5th Pretoria Boys Novice Juvenile

Bass Section : Lucky Khumalo
1st KES
2nd St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
3rd Pretoria Boys Novice Juvenile
4th Jeppe Novice Juvenile
5th Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile

Novice Juvenile – March Strathspey & Reel
1st Benoni
2nd KES
3rd St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
4th Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile

Ensemble : Laurence Davies
1st Benoni
2nd KES
3rd St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
4th Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile

Piping 1 : Gavin Abell
1st Benoni
2nd KES
3rd St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
4th Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile

Piping 2 : Terry Tully
1st Benoni
2nd St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
3rd KES
4th Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile

Drum Corps : Allan McLuckie
1st Benoni
2nd Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile
3rd KES
4th St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile

Bass Section : Bronwyn Costine
1st Benoni
2nd St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile
3rd KES
4th Cornwall Hill Novice Juvenile

Congratulations to our lads on these fine results and the fantastic spirit in which you competed and represented our School. Boys have also taken part in the Toti, De La Salle ,Cornwall Hill & Greenhills Gatherings producing fine & sound results.

Debating- Our senior Debating team participated in May in the Senior Championships of the SACEE debating League at Parktown Girls High School and Crawford Sandton.

These debates were gruelling and intellectually stimulating for students, coaches and adjudicators. Despite their noble efforts, our boys have not proceeded to the quarter-finals but we are extremely proud of them reaching this round of the SACEE League.

Our King Edward VII School Debating team comprising of team members, Xyrone Ishwar, Arnold Mouende and Katlego Nameng, Charl Potgieter (absent) debated against Maritzburg College Team on Friday, 5 May at King Edward.

Our KES team won this exchange and we thank College for sending a team down on our annual sporting and cultural fixture. Thanks to Mrs Claro for the update and to Ms Avidon for taking the photos of the lads.

Sporting Excellence recognised in Term 2.

Water Polo: KES 1st Captain selected to FINA World Champs in Serbia

King Edward VII School 1st Water Polo Captain, Ethan Coryndon-Baker has been selected to represent the Men’s SA Junior Water Polo Team to participate at the FINA World Junior Men’s water Polo Champs in Serbia.

Outstanding news & achievement Ethan. Your School applauds & wishes you continued success, especially in the upcoming Championship in Serbia, to be held from the 5-13 August 2017.

Squash Excellence:
King Edward VII School 1st Team at the Central Gauteng Junior Squash Top Schools Tournament 2 – 4 June.

Report back by Mr Bradd Robert Lodge

The Central Gauteng Junior squash, Top Schools’ play-off was held at St Stithians College from the 2-4 June. 

A collection of all boys’ schools’ descended upon St Stithians over the course of the weekend, as to determine who will represent Central Gauteng Junior Squash at the National Championships, held in Pietermaritzburg in August.

King Edward VII’s 1st team, in their first fixture took on a difficult opponent in the form of Egoli Squash on Friday night. Unfortunately, their depth proved too strong for the Red Strings, resulting in a 16-11 loss. The 2nd day of competition saw us up against Northcliff High School. With the team looking to bounce back from their opening fixture, a convincing victory ensued, with KES winning 20-0.

The 3rd and last day certainly proved to be our most difficult. Having qualified for the semi-finals, Sunday morning saw the hosts of the tournament, St Stithians take on the might of King Edward VII. With our Captain, Nicholas Moyes, losing narrowly, 13-11 in the 5th game of his match, the stage was set. A solid performance by our No.4, T. Boonzaier & No.3, T. Van Baalen held their nerve to win both their fixtures 3-2, together with our No.1, A. Zitha & No.2, J. Van Der Wath securing the victory.

The final, as per last year was once again, against our most formidable rival, St John’s College. After a tough fixture in the morning, the lads really had to give it their all to compete against a strong St John’s College 1st team. After going down 2 match to 0, the 3rd match of the day, resulted in an epic battle between T. Van Baalen and W. Davis. After a very tense and exciting match, it was Davis who succeeded with a level headed performance, securing a 12-10 in the 5th victory. The fixture was won.

In true King Edward VII spirit, despite the confirmed result, our No.1 & No.2 were still to complete their matches. A hearty effort by the two learners, narrowed the margin to 3-2 matches, doing the fixture much justice. It doesn’t get closer than this, providing for some exciting and entertaining squash for the parents and players alike. Congratulations to St John’s College on winning the Central Gauteng Junior Squash Top Schools’ play-offs & a big thank you to St Stithians College and Irene Maxton for hosting the tournament over the weekend!

Share the spirit.
Mr. Bradd Lodge (MIC Squash)

KES Team:
Callum Broodryk, Joshua Van Der Wath, Nicholas Moyes (c), Amukelani Zitha, Tyrin Van Baalen & Tyler Boonzaier.

Rugby: Provincial Teams Announced.
After a very sound season of results so far, the KES rugby players were rewarded with Provincial selection in the following teams:

Congratulations to the following King Edward VII School rugby players on their selections to the Craven Week, Academy Week, Academy XV, PUK Welpies U19, Grant Khomo,U16 Academy & U16 Welpies teams:

Craven Week:
Keegan Glade
Travis Gordon
Marc Morrison
Yanga Hlalu
Leon Mpeku
Kennedy Mpeku
Tyler Hayward

Assistant Coach: Mr Mzeke Nkosi

Academy Week:
Bandile Lekhuleni
Tokolo Molotsi
Jason Cloete

Academy Week XV:
Ziyanda Mspiha
Luke Bramhall

PUK Welpies u19
James Parsons
Thomas Berman
Luke Woolway
Echardt Cloete
Cade Robertson

Grant Khomo
Joseph Iye

U16 Academy
Connor Van Buuren

U16 Welpies
Jared Erasmus
Dylan Tully-Stewart

Well done lads on your selection. Strenue to all of you representing our School in the upcoming Provincial Weeks in the holidays.

Click on given link to read a feature in SA School Sports, interviewing the Reds Captain, Travis Gordon:

Travis Gordon the heart of Reds XV

Further to the announcement of the Lions Provincial Teams, at the Lions Capping ceremony held on Tuesday, 28 June, the REDS Captain, Travis Gordon, was named the Craven Week 2017 Captain. Fantastic honour for Travis & our School. Red Army backing you & all the boys to do your best & to play with pride, determination & red class. Strenue Travis & Lions charges.

King Edward VII School players in Lions Craven, Academy 15, Academy A & Grant Khomo Week Teams along with Old Boy & Lions Dylan Smith. Congratulations to all. Strenue for Youth Week fixtures. Go School. Go Lions.

Craven Week 2017 Team


Macabbi Games 2017: Thomas Berman, Reds player selected to represent South Africa at the 20th Macabbi Games in Israel from the 4-18 July.
Thomas has been selected to the Mens Rugby Team.

Hockey: Provincial Teams 2017 named.

Our Hockey Club is on the up & proof of improvement is in the selection of many King Edward hockey players to the 2017 Southerns Gauteng Teams:
Congratulations to the 34 King Edward VII School hockey players on their Gauteng Southerns Hockey provincial team selections:

Michael Newland-Nell
Joshua Finlay
Michael Van den Berg
Bile Selepe
Kyle Coker

Owen Hurter
Brandon Bester

Ryle Rykaart
Crispin McKenzie
Anthony Davis

Keegan Robertson
Warren Thiel
Ryan Cant

Jordon Probert
Thlogi Sefike
Luke Campbell

Nathaneal De Swardt
Liam Brookes
Deeran Baba

Kyle O’Connor
Leabua Khomari
Keegan Figuera

Connor Coker
Darien Ross

Wandre Van Der Berg
Glen McKenzie
Nicholas Adendorf
James Parker
Imitha Siqoko

Shaun Sarrimanolis

Team Gauteng (Team Gauteng involves all players in the three Gauteng unions. Northerns, Southerns and Easterns).
Liam Finlay
Thabo Masemola
Timothy Stathham
Gerald Klein
Legae Mogapi

Staff selections
U17A Coach- Arthur Da Mata
U17A Manager- Zara Sturmheit
U14C Manager- Mauritz Van Straten

Outstanding achievements & rewards for hard work by our hockey club, coaches and staff.


Action Indoor Cricket: National & Provincial selection 2017.
Plenty talented King Edward cricketers were selected during May to various Indoor Provincial Teams to compete in an Inter Provincial Tournament over the July holidays and two KES players were selected to U18 Team to represent South Africa.

Congratulations to King Edward cricketers Logan Joubert & Ian Crawshaw on their selection to the u18 Team of Indoor Cricket South Africa. A National Inland Tour is scheduled from 29 Sept- 7 Oct 2017 starting in Middleburg & ending in Pretoria.

The following KES boys have been chosen to represent Easterns in their respective age groups, in Action Cricket Teams.

They will play in the up and coming Action Cricket Inter Provincial tournament to be held in Pietermaritzburg from the 5-8 July.

U14A – Byron Giraudeaux (also selected for SA Indoor)
U15A – Kian Schwartz
U16A – Bryce Parsons,  Bryce Dhooge & Benjamin Scott
U16B Joshua Lang & Dylan Pitchers
U18A – Ian Crawshaw, Glen Chapman, Logan Joubert & Ethan Hughes


Back row L to R: Joshua Lang, Glen Chapman, Dylan Pitchers, Kian Schwartz, Byron Giraudeaux
Front row L to R: Bryce Dhooge, Benjamin Scott, Ian Crawshaw, Logan Joubert, Ethan Hughes
Absent: Byron Parsons

Furthermore Jed Latilla (9A) was selected to represent Central Gauteng U16 at the same tournament and Connor Foley & Ryan Rosekilly were selected for the U14A side to represent Central Gauteng at the Action Cricket Inter Provincial Tournament (IPT) to be held in Pietermaritzburg, KZN from the 5th -8th July 2017.

Jed Latilla

Connor Foley and Ryan Rosekilly 

Judo: African National Champion is a KES boy!
King Edward VII School learner, Peter Norval fought in the Africa Judo Championships on Friday 5 May that took place in Cairo.

Peter was placed 1st winning the Gold and is now officially the 2017 African Champion!
He fought in the cadet group under 73 weight category & with this win and new title, is eligible to go compete in the World Championships to be held in Chile during August. Apparently, according to his coach, no South African boy has ever won in the cadet section and with this win has made history. Verification on this still to be confirmed. Peter, your School applauds you on this outstanding achievement and we wish you well for upcoming World Championships.

Cricket: Gauteng Cricket Awards 2017

U15 Player of the Year- Heinrigh Pieterse

Mind Sports SA, Provincial Gauteng Colours awarded to Grade 9 learner, Aidan Smale on the 2 May 2017.
Aidan competes under the Old Edwardians Society Club.

Team Red cross country athletes excel at Inter District Championships

After a fantastic season, the King Edward athletes crowned off the season in style, placing 1st at the Inter District Championships.

King Edward VII School Team Red athletes at Inter District Championships- 5 June

Congratulations to our King Edward athletes who produced top results at Inter District Championships. KES was one of the Top 3 Schools who competed in the meet.

KES Senior Team placed 1st overall.
D Claro 3rd
D Curtis 4th
M Whittaker 5th
R Baird 13th

KES Juniors placed 3rd overall.

M Jonosky 1st Junior

M Vermeulen 8th
K Figuera 16th
C Curtis 26th

Final standings Inter District Team Championships

Dino Claro 3rd
Dylan Curtis 4th
Nicholas Whittaker 5th
Ryan Baird 13th
Mogomutsi Noya 14th
Keegan Shellard 15th
Team Standings
1) KES
4) Bryanston
5) HS Randburg
6) Hyde Park
7) Marist Brothers Linmeyer

Final standings Inter District Team Championships

Marcel Jonosky 3rd
Jason Vermeulen 8th
Keegan Figueria 16th
Cameron Curtis 26th
Enhle Matlatle 29th
Justin David 40th

Team Standings
2) HS Randburg
3) KES
5) Bryanston
6) St Stithians
7) Marist Brothers Linmeyer
8) St Declan

Outstanding results lads!! Congratulations & deserved rewards after all your hard work. MIC of Cross Country Mr Thorne & Coach Lungile- well done.

Go School.

National Selection for our King Edward Rowing Club members!

KES oarsmen selected to SA Jnr Champs Squad

Four current King Edward boys have qualified to compete at the Junior World Championship in August 2017. Christopher Baxter and Ntsako Mphahlani will represent their country in the coxed four event while Cameron Menton and Damien Bonhage Koen will race the pair event.

Christopher Baxter & Damien Bonhage Koen

Cameron Menton

Ted Mphahlani

Joining the squad is Thabelo Masutha who will be contesting the single scull. Thabelo matriculated in 2016 and is currently studying at TUKS.

The squad will depart for Lithuania on the 27th July 2017.

Also noting that MIC of Rowing, Mr Tevor Dedlow is selected as Squad Manager and Head Coach of the boys’ crews.

Congratulations lads, coach and Old Boy Thabelo on these fine achievements, we are extremely proud of you all.

Strenue at upcoming Champs in Lithuania. Proudly representing School & Country.

Go School.

KES Rowing SA Junior Squad Announcement May 2017.pdf