Strenue - Strenue - March 2020

Matric Results & District Awards

King Edward VII Matric Results 2019:

Pass Rate: 99.5%
Bachelor’s Pass: 84.36%
Diploma Pass: 14.69%
Tertiary Qualification: 99.05%
No. of Candidates: 212
No. of Distinctions: 313
Distinctions per learner: 1.48

Well done Class of 2019!

District Awards

The JE District Awards were held at Sandown High School on 28 January to recognise the achievements of the 2019 matriculants.

KES Awards:

Muhammad Rawat:

  • Received awards for being the top learner in the district for English Home Language, Life Sciences and Life Orientation as well as for being the top achiever at a Public School.

Joshua Ruthel:

  • Placed third in the district

Oratile Monnakgotla:

  • Top learner for EGD

The following departments at King Edward VII School were acknowledged as the top performing school in the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • History
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematical Literacy

Congratulations to the learners and educators involved in these fantastic results!

KES Water Polo Tournament 2020

KES Water Polo Tournament 2020

The KES Water Polo Tournament was hosted by our neighbour St John’s College due to the upgrade of our pool and the current construction of our aquatic centre.


Final Results:

Final Scoreboard:

  1. Reddam House Tokai
  2. South African Colllege School
  3. Bishops
  4. St Andrews College
  5. Clifton
  6. St John`s College
  7. Grey College
  8. St Stithians College
  9. Hilton Colege
  10. King Edward VII School
  11. Rondebosch
  12. Westville
  13. Pretoria Boys
  14. Maritzburg College
  15. Jeppe Boys
  16. Parktown

Trophy Winners:

  • Edwardian Trophy – Reddam House Tokai
  • Fair play trophy – Hilton College
  • Watt Pringle trophy –  Hilton College
  • The Roly Wright Best Defender – S Hansen (Bishops)
  • Guy Pinker Trophy – L Dawson (SACS)

Thank you to all the Teams that travelled to Johannesburg to attend the annual Water Polo Tournament. A very special word of thanks to St John’s College for hosting our tournament. To our sponsors, Spur, Conti, My Youth Aqua Sports, Mycomlink and Lemonlicious. To our own staff and learners thank you very much for giving up your weekend.

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Photo credit: Fanus – teamphotosa

2020 New Staff

2020 New Staff

Welcome to our new staff who joined us at the beginning of the year:

• Mrs K Van Rensburg – Finance
• Miss N Zondo – Admissions
• Mr T Lewele – Realema Teacher Intern Programme
• Mrs C Kruger – Afrikaans
• Mrs C Hadley – Accounting and EMS
• Mr S Kamffer – EGD and Technology
• Ms A Elflein – Physical Sciences
• Mrs S Abdullah Dawood – English
• Mr P Kruger – Mathematical Literacy and Life Orientation
• Mr J Green – Teacher Intern



Sport Achievements – Term 1 2020

Johnny Waite Knock Out Competition 2020

The prestigious 2020 Gauteng Schools cricket championship, namely the Johnny Waite Knock Out Competition took place in February 2020 at the University of the Witwatersrand’ stunning Walter Milton Ovals.

Our 1st XI Team beat Jeppe by 22 runs in the semi final and made it into the final for another year! This meant we faced St Stithians in the final on the 23rd February. They won the toss and decided to bat first, mustering a total of 135.  The KES team battled it out on the field but despite a great effort, could only manage 124/7 in 20 overs.

On Wednesday 26th February, 3 of our other teams battled it out in their relevant finals and our 2nd, U16A and U15A teams all won their competition finals!

3 out of 4 wins is an incredible achievement! Well done lads!




Zest Fruit Gerrie Berner Tennis Festival

Well done to the 1st team who made it to the semi – finals at the Zest Fruit Gerrie Berner Tennis Festival hosted by Paul Roos! It was a tough tournament playing against very strong tennis schools! 

Midmar 2020

Zakariya Akhalwaya in Grade 9 represented KES at the Midmar 2020.

He swan along side Natalie Du Toit and other boys in order to raise funds for the Teddy Bear Clinic ( They managed to raise R50 000 for the foundation.

All boys finished well within the time requirement!

Well done!


Senior Inter High Tennis Tourament

Outstanding tennis results at the Senior Inter High with our 1st Team coming in 1st place out of 21 schools! Well done boys! 


Indoor Cricket National Tournament

Congratulations to Daniel Lakin (Gr11) on being selected to represent the province in the U/18 Boys Eastern Gauteng team, at the forthcoming Indoor Cricket National Tournament. The tournament was due to take place in Pretoria from 22nd – 28th March. 


National Water Polo Representatives in Zimbabwe

2 learners represented KES at the CANA Zone IV tournament (Karabo Mamaregane U14) and the World Champs Qualifiers (Ethan Martin u18) in Harare in the beginning of March 2020. Full results on the C.A.N.A Instagram page. (@the_cana_official)

SA Rowing Champs 2020

The 2020 South African Schools Championships were held at Roodeplaat Dam in Pretoria in March and our rowers competed with tremendous results!



  • U14 A Scull – Silver – Dennis Chung. There were 8 boats in the final, with Chung getting Silver, Claro 5th place and Wilson 8th.
  • U14 A Quad – Silver – Brown, Chung, Matketos, Bratby, Wilson
  • U14 A Oct – Silver – Brown, Wilson, Chung, Bratby, Marketos, Mhkize, Watts, Francis, Lupuki


  • U15 A Scull – Gold – Sam Williams


  • U16 A Sculls – Bryce came 5th
  • U16 A Double – Bronze – Bryce, Griessel
  • U16 A Coxed Four – Bronze – Bryce, Griessel, Sarakis, Rossouw, Potgieter


  • U19 4+ Coxed Four – 5th Place
  • U19 2nd Eight – 5th Place
  • U19 1st Eight – Tenth Place


Well done to the KES boys have been selected in the Gauteng U18A/U15A baseball teams which were due to compete in the Inter Provincial Tournament in Cape Town from the 22nd – 26th March 2020.

U18 A

  • Kian Schwartz
  • Aiden Schwartz
  • Kyle Schwartz
  • Cuan Hoffman


  • Robert Emmett


New Star Breaking Records

One of our newest Grade 8 athletes, Teejay Khayalihle Ngwenya just broke the 800m and 1500m records at the UJ top 10 meeting. The 800m hasn’t been broken in 6 years! Outstanding performance! 
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Matric Dance 2020

Matric Dance 2020:

The King Edward VII School Matric Dance 2020 was held on 14th March at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre.

The “Around the World” theme took the Matrics on an international adventure they won’t soon forget. The KES marimba band performance as they entered the venue, as well as the decorations transported them to a destination filled with fantasy, hopes and dreams, in style.

A snippet of the spectacular evening:

Headmaster’s Commendation Letters

Headmaster’s Commendation Letters

Headmaster’s Commendation: At a recent assembly Mr Lovatt handed out his first letters of commendation to two Grade 12 learners, Deklin Warwick & Andre Goliath as an acknowledgement for their willingness to assist a fellow learner during his time of distress, as a result of a medical emergency.

The boys demonstrated calmness under pressure and their actions demonstrated both care and compassion.

This was a wonderful example of Servant Leadership and we wish to formally commend Deklin & Andre for their involvement in this incident.

Well done boys!

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Under the African Stars

Under the African Stars

Expressions Evening for Term 1 2020 was an wonderful showcase of our extremely talented learners! You did us proud!

Old Boys Achievements

Bryan Habana inducted into Laureus World Sports Academy

“Widely regarded as one of the greatest rugby players of all time.”

Old Boy Bryan Habana (Class of 2000) inducted into Laureus World Sports Academy – we are so proud of you!…/bryan-habana-inducted-into-laureu…


Old Boys Association

Congratulations to Martin Bain-Venn (Class of 1998) on being selected as the new Chairman of the Old Boys Association and Graham Berman (Class of 1987) who was re-elected as Vice-Chairman 

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Quinton de Kock – Fastest to 200 Test Dismissals

Congratulations to Quinton de Kock (Class of 2011) becomes fastest to 200 Test dismissals. Playing in his 47th Test, he became the quickest to 200 Test dismissals, achieving the feat in one match less than Australia great, Adam Gilchrist. De Kock also became only the second South African to reach the milestone, emulating Proteas head coach Mark Boucher, who tops the overall list of most dismissals by a wicket-keeper.

All Rounder Bryce Parsons

The SA U19’s World Cup squad was captained by Old Boy all-rounder, Bryce Parsons. A true future star!

The Tradition of Excellence Continues into 2020

We are honoured to continue the tradition of excellence with our old boy’s sons!

2020 Grade 8 Old Boy’s Sons:

First Row: C. Lamprecht (1989), S. Faber (1986), Q. Marketos (1986), A. Lilienfeld (1992), C. Cabor (1991).

Back Row: T Ruckard (1988), M. Beeton (1988), C. Byrne (2002), L van der Merwe (1989), C. Ritchie (1991), J.Matheson (1991)

Aquatics Centre

Aquatics Centre:

The exceptional generosity of a loyal old boy benefactor, has culminated in the recent commencement of a 12 month project, scheduled for completion in July 2020,  to create a `game changing` new Aquatics facility for both our Schools. In pursuit of further enhancing the look and feel of our campus, the new Aquatics Centre has been conceived with inputs from a number of professionals, and will embrace inter alia the following:

  • Lightning protection
  • Fully covered roofing, thus permitting usage throughout inclement weather conditions
  • Retention of the Heritage component of the old swimming pool complex
  • Aesthetically pleasing architecture, providing yet another dimension to our campus
  • 2 swimming pools, one of which will have  `learn to swim` lane functionality
  • Suitably appointed changerooms and new separate ablutions for all visitors
  • Multi purpose internal space to allow for a variety of usage options

The start of the aquatics season in September 2020 will preceded by the official opening of this magnificent addition to our amenities.


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