Strenue - Strenue March 2015
Congratulations Class of 2014!
Congratulations to the Class of 2014 on their Matric Results:

100% PASS RATE

Number of candidates: 204
Pass Rate:  100%
Matric Endorsement (Bachelor's Pass): 85,78%
Eligibility to Tertiary Education:  99,5%
Total number of Distinctions: 245

TOP ACHIEVERS 2014

8 DISTINCTIONS- STEPHEN BAXTER


7 DISTINCTIONS- ABDUL ABADER



7 DISTINCTIONS- GARRICK BLOK


7 DISTINCTIONS- WESLEY BENSON


6 DISTINCTIONS- LAURENCE STEWART


6 DISTINCTIONS- BRANDON WILSON


6 DISTINCTIONS- D NIZETICH


6 DISTINCTIONS- K TSOSANE





5 DISTINCTIONS:

J FOURIE
K MOLEDI
L NAIDOO
M VAN DER SPUY 


4 DISTINCTIONS:

M DOS SANTOS
F ENGELBRECHT
V GOVENDER
P MAKGOBOLA
K MATLALA
S MDLETSHE
Z NGENGEBULE
R RAAD
T WINSLOW

2014 MATRIC STATS UPDATED:
KES ACADEMICS 2014 MATRIC CAPS ACHIEVEMENTS RE-MARKS.pdf
KES ACADEMICS 2014 TOP MATRIC ACHIEVERS RE-MARKS.pdf
KES ACADEMICS 2014 MATRIC DISTINCTIONS PER LEARNER REMARKS.pdf
KES ACADEMICS 2014 MATRIC Distinctions per subject updated.pdf







King Edward educators scoop District Academic Awards!
On Friday, 30 January the Gauteng Department of Education invited all the 'Top Achievers' in the Johannesburg East District to an award ceremony.

King Edward VII School was rewarded for our excellent 2014 Matric Results with the following awards received:

* Top Achieving School in the circuit. King Edward VII School achieved 100% pass rate.
* Wesley Benson received an award for being one of the top three learners in the circuit.
* King Edward VII School achieved the highest average in the District for Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy and Engineering Graphics & Design.
* Mrs Edwards and Mr van Rooyen received the 'Top EGD Educator' Award.
* Mrs Waddee received the 'Top Mathematics Educator' Award.
* Mrs Asvat received the 'Top Mathematical Literacy Educator' Award.

Congratulations to the above mentioned educators, Mrs Reynolds ( Dir.of Grade 12 Studies), Class of 2014 & all the matric educators for all their hard work and dedication.

The Tradition of Excellence continues.

Wesley Benson-Top Learner Award
Cultural Events and Highlights from Term 1!
As to be expected the first term of 2015 has offered a variety of Cultural events. These have been well attended, successful and highly entertaining.

KESCO, together with our generous Edwardian family have once again been active this term with the traditional Easter egg collection which will continue till 24 March. These eggs will be distributed to a number of charities and old age homes.



We hosted our first blood drive on Tuesday 10 March where we collected 71 units of blood for SANBS.
 


Quiz fever was evident once again when we hosted the Inter-house, pub-style ‘Quizwizz’ with a table of teachers joining the eight house tables of boys. The top three (boys’) teams will progress to an Inter-school competition later in the year.

The Chess teams are midway with their League Matches. The ‘B’ team is currently doing rather well.
Results at School website: TERM ONE CHESS RESULTS

We staged our first Expressions Evening for the year where the Writer’s Society, the Music society and the School Choir, accompanied by their coach Mr Greenberg, produced an evening of wonderful entertainment. Guest poets on the evening were Mr A Coetzee and Dr K Mania while a few talented staff members and boys read their own work. The Drama boys staged a few skits and MC Nic Barnard entertained us while introducing the various performances.

A few talented members of the Music Society have entered the St Mary’s Battle of the Bands competition. We wish them luck with their audition on Thursday 19 March.

The Dramatics Society will complete the elimination rounds for the Annual One Act Inter-house Play Festival from the 17-19 March and the finals took place on Monday 23 March. Each house has presented a play and we are happy to note that some fine new talent has joined the more established drama boys to provide laughs and gasps of delight and surprise. King Edward will hopefully be entering RAPS this year if funding has been found. This production will take place in the second term.

The 50th Annual Inter-House Play festival ran from the 17th to the 23rd of March. A large number of boys were involved in this year’s festival and they are to be commended for their efforts. It takes a great deal of effort to co-ordinate academics, sport commitments and learning lines. The enthusiasm and effort that went into the performances this year was greatly appreciated.

The results were as follows:

1st : Hill House – “Fawlty Towers” directed by Yuveshan Govender and Dino Calvaresi
2nd : Robinson – “Blackadder: Goodbye” directed by Malcolm Meintjes and Dylan Taplin
3rd : Crofts – “The Thin Blue Line” directed by Phato Pukwana and Nicholas Barnard

Awards:
Best actor – Reece Hawtrey (Grade 11) for his performance as Basil Fawlty
Proxime Accessit – Dylan Taplin (Grade12) for his performance as Blackadder
Best Supporting Actor- Callum Beukes (Grade8) for his performance as Detective Grim
Best Actor in a female role – Dino Calvaresi (Grade 12) for his performance as Sybil Fawlty
Best Set - Hill


Commendations:
Matthew Titterton as Manuel in Fawlty Towers
Nicholas Barnard as Inspector Goodie in The Thin Blue Line
Phato Pukwana as Inspector Fowler in The Thin Blue line

We are pleased to announce that the new councillors for the Johannesburg Junior Youth Council for 2015 are Yuveshin Govender and Nicholas Dee. The three councillors for the Johannesburg Student Council for 2015 are Westleigh Viljoen, Malcolm Meintjes and Jonty Ngwekazi (who has been elected the Chairperson of Transport).

Report back by: Mrs Arlene Mania


Public Speaking 2015

The King Edward VII boys have yet again illustrated that they are confident and opinionated. All grades achieved favourably and received complimentary and encouraging feedback from the adjudicators.

It has proven to be an exceptional year for the Grade 12 speakers with the boys excelling in all events in which they have participated. All four events in which the Grade 12s spoke, received A+ symbols.

Yakov Schleider took part in the Elite Individual Speaker event where he presented his prepared speech on ‘Choice, not chance determines destiny’. He then went on to deliver an impromptu speech that was equally entertaining and informative. He held the audience and adjudicator in the palm of his hand.


The Elite Trophy Team was equally impressive, choosing as the topic for their team event, ‘The Age of the Narcissist’. Mohammad Badat chaired the team and was lauded for his command of the floor; Brendan Hurly was first speaker and Jason Thorburn, second speaker. The team worked as a tight unit with each adding his own bit of flair.

The Grade 12 Prepared Team (Nicholas Barnard, Michael Asamoah-Bekoe, Jonathan Green and Denny Valsamakis) spoke on the topic ‘Instagram’. They, too, were credited for their variation in presentation and their ability to interact as a unit. The Grade 12 Impromptu Team (Vaughan Langman, Shivesh Bhana, Marcello Araujo and Allister Dimaculangan) put together a team presentation in the space of twenty or so minutes that would supersede many day-long efforts!

Well done to all the Public Speakers who shared their ideas so willingly and a very special congratulations to the Grade 12 speakers who have proven that they have embraced all the advice and coaching over the years and have really flown the King Edward VII flag with pride this year.

Report back by: Mrs M Reynolds
Sporting Excellence highlighted in Term One!
Congratulations to our King Edward VII 1st XI cricketers on winning the Johnny Waite Final by beating St Stithians College by 31 runs on the 3 February.

KES 1st 169/9 in 20 overs. De Zorzi 58 (41).
Saints 1st 138/10

Bowling figures:
Horn 2 - 28 in 4
De Beer 2 - 25 in 4
Morrison 1 - 20 in 4
Thornhill 0 - 21 in 2
Oschger 2 - 24 in 4
Van Buuren 2 - 5 in 1

Superb team effort and a wonderful spirit shared between two fine cricketing schools.

Well done to our boys on beating the 'old foe', St Stithians for the fourth time this season. Congratulations Coach Matheson, Mr Olivier & support staff.

Since the win, many tweets and congratulations have flooded the media channels congratulating the boys and School from Old Boys, parents and friends of the school, including former South African Protea Captain and King Edward legend, Graeme Smith tweeted: Congrats to the @KingEdVIISchool 1st Team on Beating @ststithians and winning the #JWKOFinal great achievement, well done boys!

Thank you to all our Old Boys, parents and friends for the support and encouragement.

Go School!!!!

History of Johnny Waite Winners:

Summary: Overall Winners

King Edward VII School – 20
St Stithians College – 10
St John’s College – 6
Roosevelt High School – 2
Jeppe High School for Boys – 1
Parktown Boys’ High School - 1
St David’s Marist Inanda – 1
Hoërskool Randburg – 1

1974 – Roosevelt High School
1975 – Roosevelt High School
1976 – King Edward VII School
1977 – King Edward VII School
1978 – St Stithians College
1979 – King Edward VII School
1980 – King Edward VII School
1981 – St Stithians College
1982 – King Edward VII School
1983 – St Stithians College
1984 – King Edward VII School
1985 – King Edward VII School
1986 – King Edward VII School
1987 – St John’s College
1988 – St John’s College
1989 – Jeppe High School for Boys
1990 – King Edward VII School
1991 – King Edward VII School
1992 – St Stithians College
1993 – King Edward VII School
1994 – King Edward VII School
1995 – King Edward VII School
1996 – St Stithians College
1997 – St Stithians College
1998 – St Stithians College
1999 – St John’s College
2000 – King Edward VII School
2001 – St John’s College
2002 – King Edward VII School
2003 – St David’s Marist Inanda
2004 – King Edward VII School
2005 – St John’s College
2006 – St Stithians College
2007 – King Edward VII School
2008 – St John’s College
2009 – Hoërskool Randburg
2010 – King Edward VII School
2011 – King Edward VII School
2012 – Parktown Boys’ High School
2013 – St Stithians College
2014 – St Stithians College
2015 – King Edward VII School



Rowing- Our King Edward VII School Crews Bring Home the Medals
Our oarsmen have worked extremely hard this last season and their dedication and commitment are noticed and appreciated!
At the KES Regatta 2015, our crews excelled and produced outstanding results. Team Red went into SA Championships prepared and ready. Some excellent results were produced especially by our young crews, which bodes good news for the future of the King Edward VII Rowing club!

Final Standings: SA Champs
1st-St Benedict's
2nd-St John's
3rd-St Andrews
4th St Alban's
5th- King Edward VII School
6th- St Stithians
7th-Bishops
8th-Jeppe
9th-Rondebosch
10th-Selborne

1st 8- 7th
1st 4- 6th
16A scull-GOLD
15A scull-GOLD
14A scull-BRONZE
16A Quad-SILVER
15A Oct-SILVER
16A 8-4th
14A Oct-BRONZE
15A Quad-BRONZE

Liam Smit u14 scull-GOLD and Tiano Da Silva- Bronze u14 scull
 
u15Oct- Silver
 
u15 Quad crew- Bronze 


1st 8 bring home the GOLD at the KES Regatta 2015

KES REGATTA 2015 RESULTS:
1st 8 - Gold
1st 4 - Gold
1st Pair - Gold
2nd 8 - 4th
2nd Quad - Gold
2nd Scull - Gold
U16A 8 - Silver
U16A 4 - Silver
U16A Quad - Silver
U16A Sculls - Silver & Bronze
U16B Sculls - Gold & 4th
U15A Oct - Gold
U15B Oct - Gold
U15B Quad - Silver
U14B Quad - Bronze

Well done to all the crews and a massive round of applause to our King Edward parents and Rowing Committee on the superb organisation of another fantastic event.

King Edward VII School 1st Tennis Team are 2015 INTER HIGH CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to the 1st Team members: Yusuf Jassat (Captain), Cameron Peterson, Siseko Ngumbela and Luka Radosavljevic on winning Inter High 2015 at Rand Park High School on the 7 March.

The final was played against St John's College and King Edward won a tough battle 63-61.

Our boys are showing their class and are deserving winners of this prestigious title. Well done to Mrs Thorne and Team.




Swimming Championships 2015 see records broken!
On Friday, 27th February the Annual King Edward Championships Gala was held and it was an evening of tough competition and great spirit shared by the swimmers of King Edward.

Congratulations to the 2015 Trophy Winners:

Start 200m Championship Freestyle Trophy                                G Raven

           Harcourt Cooke 100m Breaststroke Championship Trophy        D Valsamakis

           Donaldson Family 400m Championship Trophy                           G Raven

           Dr A du Bos 100m Freestyle Championship Trophy                   G Raven

           Dick Alexander 100m Open Backstroke Trophy                        D Valsamakis

           Doble Hoffman 200m Breaststroke Championship Trophy        D Valsamakis

           Eric E Heilbronner 100m Butterfly Championship Trophy          D Valsamakis

           John D Wilson Open Individual Medley Championship Trophy   D Valsamakis

           Mrs A Canning 200m Backstroke Championship Trophy             D Valsamakis

           Janet Kyte U14 Championship Trophy                                        R Pleass

           Wilna Groenewald U15 Championship Trophy                              C Robertson

           C R Bluett Junior Championship Trophy                                     T Gordon

           Marchant U17 Championship Trophy                                           J Cronje

Old Edwardian Senior Championship Trophy                                D Valsamakis

Congratulations to Travis Gordon for setting a new 100m Freestyle record of 55,01 seconds. This record was previously broken by Wesley Williams in 1998.

u14 Champion: R Pleass


u15 Champion: C Robertson


Junior Championship Winner: T Gordon


u17 Championship Winner: J Cronje


Old Edwardian Senior Championship Trophy: D Valsamakis


KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL 1ST BASKETBALL TEAM UNBEATEN
Congratulations lads on yet another superb set of results! Well done to the coaching & support staff for a great season of results. King Edward VII 1st basketball team end the BBL league unbeaten- outstanding.

KES Dream Team!

Results Term One:
Won 59-40 St Alban's
Won 65-50 St John's
Won 62-47 St Benedict's
Won 102-12 St Peter's
Won 63-54 Jeppe High School
Won 106-30 St David's
Won 71-51 Pretoria Boys'
Won 65-57 St Stithians
Won 80-31 St David's

Congratulations and well done to the lads, coaches and Master in Charge, Mr Thorne.

Congratulations to the following King Edward VII School learners selected to the Gauteng Provincial Baseball Teams:

Devan Kerr – U18A team. (KES Croft House, Grade 11)
Warren Ras – U15A team. (KES Hill House, Grade 9D)
Donovan Adeline – U15A team. (KES School House, Grade 9C)
Michael Ogilvie – U15B team. (KES Croft House, Grade 8)

KES boys capped for Gauteng Baseball Teams 2015


Congrats to a K.E.P.S lad selected: Cuan Hoffman – Gauteng U12A team.
  

The boys will be playing in the National Baseball Championships after the Easter weekend, against WP, KZN, Easterns & Boland in Boksburg.

Strenue lads!
'Class of 2019' joins the Red Brotherhood!
King Edward VII School is proud to welcome the 240 new Grade 8 boys to our Red Family!

Your journey to excellence and tradition started in January 2015. Some of the new boys are following as 4th/5th or even longer generations of King Edward men and some are proudly the first of their families to join this Red Army.

Welcome one and all. Strenue!



School House Boarders Orientation was FUN!

KES Easter Festival 2015- Come Share the Spirit!


KES FEST 2015 RUGBY FIXTURES FINAL .pdf
KES FEST 2015 Hockey Fixtures Final March 19th.pdf
KES FEST 2015 JUNIOR RUGBY FIXTURES FINAL.pdf
KES FEST 2015 TRAFFIC FLOW MAP.pdf

KES FEST LIVE SCORING LINK





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Old Boys' Reunion Dates and Reminders!
OLD BOYS- Have you joined our new database?

Click here to join today, please: KES ALUMNET

Kindly register online \ login and update your details. 

This system is allowing us to communicate far more efficiently. Once the database is updated we intend to start organising functions around the globe. Any queries or concerns, please email Derron: dvaneeden@kes.co.za 


Association and 300 Club Meeting Dates 2015:

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 – Teddy Bears Arms

Friday, 18 September 2015 – Old Ed's – Kings Tavern

Wednesday, 28 October – Teddy Bears Arms

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 – Teddy Bears Arms

Old Boy Judge Kriegler was the guest speaker at OES & Association Gathering on Friday,20 March.



REUNION DATES & REMINDERS:

The following reunions will be taking place in 2015:

2005, 1995, 1990, 1985 : 31 July - 1 August 2015
1980, 1975, 1970, 1965, 1960, 1955, 1950 : 6- 8 November 2015

Should you require any info, kindly email Derron at: dvaneeden@kes.co.za

Some images from the February 2015 Gathering at Teddy Bear Arms!

KES Old Boys making headlines and news across the globe!
Old Boys feature in Varsity Teams!

On Saturday, 14 February the Old Edwardians Premier league cricketers played against  UJ on the Allan Lawson Oval, but had you been there you may well have wondered which team was in fact Old Eds! 
The reason being was that there were five UJ players, plus their coach, who have until recently played for The Society but are now studying at UJ. 

All of the five cricketers featured are also all King Edward VII School Old Boys. Great to see the tradition of talent, skill and class continues across the various club and society teams.

This pic was taken before the start of play and shows Richard das Neves (coach), Grant Roelofsen, Matthew Varner, Jayden Broodryk, Yaseen Valli and Matt McGillivray.

KES OLD BOY CRICKETERS NOW PLAYING FOR UJ


Graeme Parsons- Class of 1987

Old Boys selected to Provincial Teams in early 2015:

Congratulations to Grant Thomson on his debut in the Titans XI on the 1st of February, Matt-Kai Mc Gillivray debut for the Highveld Lions on the 24 January & Malcolm Marx had two starts for the Golden Lions Super Rugby XV at the start of the Super Rugby campaign in February 2015.


KES Old Boy Golfers making strides across the circuit!

Rupert Kaminski- Class of 2014 finished 2nd at SA Championship over the 6-8 February.

Callum Mowat

Congratulations to Callum John Mowat for finishing T3 at the Dimension Data Pro-Am on the 22 February 2015.


KES OLD BOY CRICKETERS LEADING THE PACK!

Dane Vilas continues his great form and class for the Cape Cobras this season. During the Sunfoil season and campaign Dane was announced as the new skipper of the Cape Cobras in the match vs the Sunfoil Dolphins.As a middle-order batsman, Vilas has slammed 436 at an average of 54.50.

Dane Vilas in top form!


Stephen Cook- Highveld Lions Captain
Lions captain Stephen Cook continued his brilliant run of form and led from front once again, hammering 150 in a total of 250-1 against the Warriors in East London on Friday 27 February 2015.

In the Sunfoil Campaign Stephen has hit 6 hundreds, averaging 76,57 and lead the bizhub Highveld Lions to securing the Sunfoil Series 2015 Title on the 22 March.

Stephen Cook on fire for Highveld Lions!


Vaughn Van Jaarsveld smashing another classy ton for the Sunfoil Dophins!
Congratulations to KES Old Boy, Vaughn van Jaarsveld! Showing great form and class for his franchise side, the Sunfoil Dolphins.Vaughn van Jaarsveld hit his second hundred in three days and Andile Phehlukwayo continued his good form with the ball as the Sunfoil Dolphins beat The Unlimited Titans by 26 runs at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Sunday to book a home play-off on the 8 February 2015.

Sunfoil Dolphin’s Vaughn van Jaarsveld’s second ton in three days played a major role in his side overcoming The Unlimited Titans at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Sunday. For the second game in a row, Van Jaarsveld supplied a match-winning innings in which he received minimal support, scoring 101 in a Dolphins total of 261 all out.

Vaughn Van Jaarsveld in great form!








Red Machine in Action during the Easter Holidays!
Many of our hockey and rugby teams embark on tours and tournaments from the 25 March- 27 April 2015. Should you be in the vicinity of any of the tournaments, please get down to the venues and support the RED MACHINE:


2ND XV RUGBY AT HS MONUMENT: 7- 11 April
7 April- KES 2nd XI vs Waterkloof at 18h00
9 April- KES 2nd XI vs Paarl Boys at 15h00
11 April- KES 2nd XI vs Kearsney at 12h00

u14A/B RUGBY AT PARKTOWN BOYS' HIGH:
25 March
13:50 A KES VS St. Davids

15:50 A KES VS St. Stithians

u15A RUGBY AT AFFIES:
2-6 April

u16A RUGBY AT JEPPE HIGH SCHOOL FOR BOYS:
2- 4 April
2 April 15:50 KES vs Selborne College
Other fixtures TBC by Jeppe still

1ST XI HOCKEY- u18 Nomads Tournament at JEPPE:
9-11 April

u16A HOCKEY- Nomads Tournament at Wynberg High: 
3-6 April


u14A HOCKEY- Nomads Tournament at KES:
8-11 April

1st Team at Jeppe 125 Festival: 25- 27 April
125th Anniversary Rugby Festival

Saturday 25th April
13:40 KES vs Bishops

Monday 27th April
12:40 KES vs Westville Boys


GOOD LUCK TO THE LADS. GO SCHOOL!

 
Science Laboratory Project enters final phase!
SCIENCE LABORATORY PROJECT ENTERS FINAL PHASE

The exceptional generosity of a Foundation and Trust respectively, both founded by philanthropic old boys prior to their passing, has ensured the well-being of the Physical Sciences at the School.

The `Victor Daitz Foundation`, and the `Edgar Droste Trust`, have contributed generously to the extensive upgrade of three legacy Science laboratories, and to the construction of an exceptional new outdoor laboratory, that ensures the School leads the way in terms of innovative teaching, and fittingly an environment to complement this objective. Conceived as a key component of the School`s strategic planning, and acknowledging the crucial need to contribute to improved outcomes in Science, this project was identified as a top priority need for the academic excellence imperative that is the true measure of the School`s status.

The existing laboratories were subjected to extensive makeovers in late 2014, are now complete, and provide fresh and stimulating educational space for the learners to wholeheartedly embrace their chosen subject. Radical departure from the traditional Science laboratories of old, has resulted in flexible classroom space that can be adapted to optimise the teaching and learning experience. Attention to detail has been given new meaning, and the superb facilities add yet another dimension of which the School is justifiably proud.

Completion of the new outdoor laboratory component in May, will ensure that Science enjoys the status that it deserves.

The `Victor Daitz Foundation` and the `Edgar Droste Trust`, will be appropriately acknowledged in the structure of the outdoor laboratory.

The tradition of excellence continues at King Edward VII School.


Some 'Before' and 'After' images of this project:




K.E.P.S Term One Report Back from Mr Shead!
2015 is the “YEAR OF THE TEACHER” at the Prep School

The time has come to invest in our most valuable resource – the teacher! We started by engaging the services of the professional Life Coach, Michelle Bennetts. A couple of staff members had attended Life Coaching 101 during last year and thought that this would be a good place to start. Michelle jumped at the idea because she is a professional life coach and because she has the best interest of the Prep in her heart. Her knowledge of the needs of teachers combined with her experience has been used to design a course specifically for our teachers. This course will run over the rest of the year and is going to make a difference in the way we deal with the boys, parents and the education that we provide. The initial sessions have been wonderfully informative, stimulating and motivational.

We have a few new staff members plus a few babies welcomed at the Prep. Henry and Nicky Day announced the arrival of their daughter, Sarah, at the end of last year. Nicky will be returning to the Tech centre in Term 2. The next baby to arrive was Caleb Demartinis, born to Mark and Jenny Demartinis on 3 March. Shortly thereafter we welcomed Adam Gilmartin into the home of Leigh and Kevin Gilmartin. Leigh will be on maternity leave for the next 2 terms while she plays ‘mommy’. Congratulations are extended to all the new parents. Mr Dominic Comely has taken on the role of maternity leave substitute. He has filled in for Mrs Day for this term, next term he takes over for Mrs Gilmartin and thereafter he will fill the role of Grade 4 Maths, when Mrs Sham goes off to have her new arrival. Ms Gillian Wylie has taken over the Grade 4 Afrikaans and Ms Candice Martin and Mr Francois Kotze fill the Music department. These new teachers have brought wonderful energy and initiatives to the school for which we are very grateful. We wish them a most successful and rewarding time in their endeavours to educate the Prep school boys.

Our first XI cricket team was invited to the D.P.H.S. cricket festival where they produced great performances both on and off the field. They were a credit to their families and our school. The Under 13 water polo tournament also took place this term. A lot of energy, from staff and parents, meant that we could host the second annual tournament. From all accounts it was a resounding success with boys playing good water polo and behaving as true sportsmen. We have also had a full season of cricket, swimming and water polo fixtures across the city. We are proud of all of our young sportsmen.




Most of the grade 4 – 7 boys are away on tour at the end of the term. They are spread out across the country learning about themselves, their peers and the value of independence. Our thanks are extended to all the teachers who accompany these groups.



Some photos of the activities, projects and fun of Term One:




The PTA hosted the most romantic Valentines Picnic on Friday 13 Feb. The atmosphere was created by a group of boys who read to the crowd, a choir who sang ‘Love’ songs and a string quartet played beautiful music. The PTA provided delicious picnic hampers and sold other refreshments to complete the most stunning event. The attendance and support from the parents was overwhelming. We are blessed with great families who love our school. It reminds us of our morning ritual, which is to say the school creed. It starts “This is our school . . . “



Good luck to the folk who are frantically working towards making the K.E.S. Easter Rugby & Hockey Festival a success. Good luck to the players who represent the schools in this festival of sport. We are proud of the RED BLOOD that flows in our veins. GO SCHOOL!

Happy Easter All!
Old Edwardians Society News!
Communications Officer, Mike Dunk Reports Back:

The summer is usually full of the sound of willow on a red leather ball and over the past seasons we have been used to success in the Gauteng Cricket Board leagues for our Premier league team. How things have changed this summer.

The team was never able to field the same team two weeks running which disrupted their rhythm, and as we have come to live with, the matric students from the school are not always available. So we did not really challenge for the Limited overs competition with our main nemesis UJ, walking away with the title. In the Time competition which began in January, we had Callum Haggett join us from Kent, England. Callum has played for the county 2nd team and is a useful all-rounder bowling medium/fast and a solid middle order batsman and has produced some excellent batting as well as causing a few of the opposition to have their “eyes wide open” when he has bowled.

Welcome Callum!


Although we had higher hopes of being able to defend the title we had won for the past two seasons, we had to find replacements for those schoolboys who left to further their education at universities. They left a rather large hole to fill. Newcomers to the team, Murray Workman and Richard Vasconcelos have produced good scores with the bat as has captain Gareth Harte. Our Provincial players, like Stephen Cook and Neil McKenzie, have seldom played for us due to those commitments, and their quality and experience has been sorely missed. It looks as though we could finish in third place with an outside chance of 2nd if we post three good wins in the closing stages of the league. It is always the clubs mantra to say “We will win one trophy a season” but this season, it looks as though the cabinet will be empty.

A very successful cricket coaching clinic was held in December. The youngsters, from aged 5 to 13, were given coaching by the Society’s coaches who were assisted by some Premier league players, and they also played a match at the end of each session. The clinic finished with a morning game which saw the progress the players had made and a prize giving which featured the Man of the Match for each of the days.




Jason Cole-Niven is our new club squash champion. He beat Richard Middleton in the final for his first club crown. Both players are experienced First league players, but after Richard started the stronger and had game points for the first game, Jason soon took control of the match once he had denied Richard that first game.

Mini hockey, which was resurrected last season with great success, has already held a season opening Fun Day on the Astro turf pitch at the school, and it is hoped that they can build on the success of their initial foray into the many mini hockey Festivals which will be held throughout the season.
 

The athletics club has reintroduced their monthly 5 km Time Trial which is usually held on the last Thursday of each month starting at 17:45 outside the main entrance. This Time Trial is open to any runner, jogger or walker who would like to participate and there is no entrance fee. Run through the leafy surrounds of Houghton, the run is ideal for those who want a bit of serious speed training, or for those who just want to end the day with a relaxing run. This Time Trial has seen many a person go on to become avid road runners and even scale the heights of The Comrades.

Time Trial Fun
Staying Connected to King Edward VII School!
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