St David's Marist, Inanda
St David's Marist is a Roman Catholic preparatory and high school located in Inanda, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. The school was established in 1941 by the Marist Brothers; the school's roots began in post-revolution France. The Marist Order known as the Little Brothers of Mary, was founded by the Father Marcellin Champagnat to educate young children the neglected or those suffering from poverty; the order has since spread throughout the world. The Order arrived in Johannesburg three years after the founding of the city, they were among the first to establish a boys' school in the little mining town, to become the centre of business and finance in South Africa. The location was at Koch St in downtown Johannesburg. A second school was established in Observatory but it became apparent that the school premises in Koch St were becoming inadequate as the city grew and encroached on the property. Additional property was sought for a new school. Land was purchased in Inanda a semi-rural area north of Johannesburg, building commenced in 1940.
St David's opened in 1941 as a private boarding school, by 1953 the school had 475 pupils, 200 of them being boarders. In 1963 the school acquired another 45 acres of land, making it the largest Marist establishment in South Africa. Marcellin Champagnat was canonised in 1999, his legacy lives on at St David's. The educational philosophy of Champagnat was simple: "To teach children one must love them and love them equally. I cannot see a child without wanting to tell them how much God loves them." As of 2014, the school has 1,199 pupils. The school is separated into Junior Preparatory and High School; the Preparatory School has the high school 550 boys. The school has continued to expand over the last few years with the addition of new classrooms, as well as media, music and technology centres. Pupils are divided among one of four houses: The Bishops House, Osmond House, Benedict House, College House; the houses compete against each other in athletic and academic competitions. College House is the holder of the Owen Sims Shield for the overall Interhouse competitions throughout the Preparatory and High School as well as the House Cup for the top house in the High School.
Students wear a navy blue blazer with vertical gold stripes and a navy blue tie with diagonal gold stripes. The Marist Monogram appears on the pocket of the blazer. A "Half Colours" tie is awarded to students excelling in academics or any of the school's sports, cultural, or service activities; the tie is solid navy blue with the school crest and the name of the sport or area in which they have excelled. It is worn instead of the standard school tie. Similar ties are worn by the School Prefects. "Full Colours" are awarded to individuals who distinguish themselves as being one of the best in their sport or other disciplines. Students who have been awarded their full colours wear the scroll on their school blazer underneath the pocket; the highest honour that can be given to a student is the "Honours Blazer". There are two ways to gain this award, namely Specific Honours. A student needs full colours in three of the five categories to be awarded General Honours. Specific Honours is awarded for unusual excellence in one specific field, for example national or provincial representation in a sport.
The blazer is automatically awarded to the Head Prefect each year. It is light and royal blue with gold stripes, has the school's crest on the pocket; the Matrics constitute the leadership body of the school, known as the Matric Leadership Group. Between twelve and fourteen grade 11 boys are elected by the school in October to constitute the Prefect body for the following year, they take over the leadership of the school in mid-October when the Matrics commence their study leave. Three weeks at Prize-Giving, a Head Prefect and Deputy Head Prefect are announced. Matrics who are not prefects can be elected into positions of heads of portfolio within their houses. Portfolios include Sport, Spirit, Environment, Public Relations and House Secretary. There are positions as Grade Co-ordinators. Matrics who demonstrate leadership qualities during their Matric year are eligible to be awarded a Leadership Scroll. Students participate in summer and winter sports, teams are arranged according to age groups to compete against other schools.
The primary sports in the high school are rugby union, soccer, swimming and hockey. In winter, the school fields 13 hockey teams every week; the school has tennis, cross country and basketball. The school colours are navy blue and gold, but it is a tradition that first teams wear black and gold; the school has choirs and private instrument tuition. The music centre was built in 2005 with two full classrooms. Annual events include inter-House music and play competitions, as well as yearly major dramatic productions. St David's Marist Foundation was established in 2006 and its first objective is to establish an Endowment Fund, which will provide financial resources to the School in perpetuity; the Endowment capital is invested to achieve long term capital growth and provide funding for priorities identified by the School Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees. Foremost among the foundation's priorities is providing bursaries and scholarships to deserving boys from disadvantaged backgrounds.
To this end, each year the foundation awards
Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool
The Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool known as Affies, is a public high school for boys situated in the city of Pretoria, South Africa. The school's founding on 28 January 1920 marked the establishment of the first purely Afrikaans-medium school in South Africa; the event predated the official recognition of the Afrikaans language by five years. With English as well as Dutch established as the official languages in South Africa, many of the Afrikaans-speaking population believed Afrikaans should enjoy recognition. Afrikaans as language grew so fast that CJ Langenhoven tabled a motion in the Cape Provincial Council to replace Dutch with Afrikaans; this thought was supported by MP Mr Jan Joubert and Pastor Chris Neethling. As leaders in the community they organized a group to establish a purely Afrikaans school in Pretoria; the school with 44 children and 3 teachers was housed in the home of General Piet Joubert at 218 Visagie Street, Central Pretoria. By 1927, the school had grown and new premises were required.
The school was therefore moved eastward to the current premises of the Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool, Affies sister-school. At the end of 1927, the school took over the Hogere Oosteindschool, a Dutch-medium instruction school, suggestive of the demise of Dutch as a language in South Africa and the assumption of Afrikaans as the primary instruction medium. By 1929 this building had run out of space and the decision was made to split the boys and girls into separate schools, thus creating the first separate Afrikaans boys' and girls' schools in South Africa; these two schools are now situated across each other in Lynnwood Road. The items in the school's coat of arms: The ox wagon symbolizes the balance of the Afrikaner nation; the wagon is settled and the journey is concluded. Ahead there lie acres of ground clean, behind raise the mountains which were overcome. Everything is born out of the morning sun's bright rays and it is a new day for our nation; the coat of arms is surrounded by the symbol of our protection.
The school has an Astro-Turf, mini-Astro and library. The school has three boarding-houses, the largest being House Frank Le Roux, a few school- and memorial buildings; the school has three computer classrooms. The school hall is famed for its acoustic quality and has held numerous musical and theatrical acts and shows. Affies has supporter clubs for most of the activities. There is an old boys / supporters' club clubhouse on the school grounds. Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool has a rich history with a museum housed in the Media Centre in one of the beautiful old buildings on the school grounds, it shows the rich culture of the school since its establishment in 1920. The school has a library, with thousands of books and PC's with internet access and printing facilities; the library is rich in history, with all the walls being covered with the photos of matriculated groups since 1920. The library first was used in the early days of the school as the school hall, but it has been redone in 1999 and a brand new hall was built, making way for the library.
On 26 July 2012 the museum was opened to the public, for any interested individuals to visit and explore the heritage of the school. The museum was the brainchild of Dr. Pierre Edwards; the school has an archivist, Ms Engela Hechter, who sorts through thousands of donated and stored documents, most of which are still in their original print, related to the school. Rugby Affies has produced Springboks in the past and continues to supply talent to the SA Schools and SA Academy sides. There are more than 10 senior teams each year, at all ages teams as far as G-teams are filled up. Affies have not played in the Beeld trophy rugby tournament since 2006 as the B to G teams are excluded from these fixtures; the school prefers to engage in fixtures. Each year Affies challenges the country's leading rugby schools such as Pretoria Boys High School, Grey College, Maritzburg College, Glenwood High School, Hoërskool Diamandveld, Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl Boys' High School, Paul Roos Gymnasium and many more; these elite derby matches take place annually.
Affies has produced top players such as Louis Schmidt, Pierre Edwards, Wynand Olivier, Fourie du Preez, Pierre Spies and Dean Greyling. Up-and-coming stars include RG Snyman, Nico Lee and Pierre Schoeman. Affies' most unknown star was Francois'Swys' Swart who played fly-half for Die Witbulle alongside scrum-half Fourie du Preez; the formidable duo played for The Blue Bulls and were strong contenders to become the next Springbok scrum- and fly-half pair. Tragically Francois Swart died in 2004 and since Affies hosts an under-15 rugby tournament during Easter Holidays bearing the name of Francois Swart. Cricket Affies has produced world players such as AB de Villiers, Francois du Plessis and Jacques Rudolph. Tours overseas are the highlight of the season, where the school team plays against the best the world has to offer. Affies is considered to be a leader within the Afrikaans schools society for developing and promoting cricket for Afrikaans speaking boys and to be competitive against the dominant English schools.
Coach Deon Botes has worked with the school's first team for the last 19 years and has produced players such as Kruger van Wyk and Neil Wagner, Heino Kuhn and upcoming all-rounders Thomas Kaber and Lues du Plooy. Golf Teams compete in the city's school golf league; the annual internal Affies Golf Tournament serves as trials for the teams. George Coetzee attended Affies. Tennis The school has produced international players such as Dan
St John's College, Johannesburg
St John's College is a world-class Christian African school founded in 1898. The school accepts boys from Grade 0 to Grade 12 into the Pre-Preparatory and the College, accepts boys and girls in The Bridge Nursery School and Sixth Form. St John’s numbers among South Africa’s pre-eminent schools, with a reputation for excellence extending well beyond the country’s borders. Based in Houghton, Johannesburg, St John’s follows the rich traditions of the Anglican Church. Teaching is based on sound values and morals and the Anglican ethos of respect and care, while celebrating the traditions of other faith communities to encourage mutual understanding and tolerance. St John’s is an African centre of excellence – the strong commitment to academic excellence is balanced by a diverse and rich extra-curricular cultural and sporting programme, to produce young individuals who are inquiring, enthusiastic and resilient. We nurture today’s children to lead tomorrow’s world rightly trained in body and character.
The Old Johannian Association is the official St John's College alumni organisation. St John's College is a part of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa. St John's College is an Anglican school, it was founded by the Revd Mr John Darragh, rector of St Mary's Anglican Church, Eloff Street, Johannesburg. He persuaded his parish council of the need to establish an Anglican school for boys, his curate, the Revd Mr J L Hodgson, was appointed the first Headmaster. The first classes started in a house in Plein Street, Johannesburg with two desks and seven pupils aged six to 14; however the school was forced to close at the end of 1899 due to the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War. St John's re-opened in 1902 two months after the signing of the peace treaty, grew under Mr Hodgson and eight staff. Soon there were 180 boys, too many for the Plein Street premises, St John's moved to larger premises in a wood and iron building near the Union Grounds between Joubert Park and the old Wanderers.
However, the British colonial government under Lord Milner was ideologically opposed to private schools believing that they were not beneficial to society. In order to Anglicize the Transvaal area during the Anglo-Boer war, Milner set out to influence British education in the area for the English-speaking populations, he founded a series of schools known as the "Milner Schools" in South Africa. Over the next few years the school's enrollment plummeted as a result of policies introduced by the Transvaal administration, including the creation of public schools within a short distance of their private counterparts. In 1904, the parish was relieved of the responsibility for St John's College, which became a diocesan institution. However, by 1905 St John's was facing closure, an approach was made by the diocesan board of education to the Community of the Resurrection to take over the school, they would establish what is now St. Martin's School. In 1906 Father James Nash became the new headmaster and oversaw the move north out of the city to the current site on 23 hectares across Houghton Ridge.
In 1907 the school accepted its first boarders. By it had 100 boys, four college houses had been instituted: Nash, Thomson and Rakers; the Community of the Resurrection relinquished control of the school to the Diocese of Johannesburg in 1934. In 1935, Rev S. H. Clarke began his two decades as Headmaster. In 1954 Deane Yates became the first lay headmaster. By there were 664 boys, 375 in the college, 100 boarders in the Prep. During Yates’ headship St. John's College has widened in interests and outlook. Boys and masters move towards a broader and more modern concept of education and an appreciation and critical understanding of the changing life of Johannesburg, of South Africa, of the world at large. In 1972 Jan Breitenbach becomes the first South African Headmaster. Cadet corps ceases to exist; the first female is accepted into Sixth Form. In 1973 at 75 years old the school becomes a three-term school. In 1977, the first computer on campus was installed in Pelican Quad. In 1984 under the guidance of Headmaster Walter Macfarlane 17 ‘legal’ versions of the school uniform are whittled down to two: Number Ones and summer khakis.
Sixth Form girls are given a uniform. Electric bells take over signalling the end of periods from the bell manually rung by School Orderly Abie Moroane. A new school constitution, including the composition of council, becomes effective and lasts until 1998. In 1994, Macfarlane retires as Headmaster, Robert Clarence is appointed in his place. During 1997, Robert Clarence departs as Headmaster. Alan Wilcock replaces him as acting Headmaster, moves into the post the following year. In 1998, the school celebrated its centenary year; the 100-year celebration was commemorated by a mass of thanksgiving held on Burger Field for all three schools, parents past and present, former pupils and friends of the school. During the year, the school celebrated with a ball, a race day, a golf day, a pageant, an arts and crafts fair, a centenary rose, cricket and rugby festivals, multiple musical and theatrical performances. Commemorative gifts are presented by St Mary's and St Stithian's schools; the celebrations ended with a massed Carols by Candlelight service and fireworks display on Burger Field in November.
The Fred England Technology and Media Centre in the Prep opens in 1999. Sixth Form girls receive boarding. In March 2000, a move to establish St. John's College as a parish is formalised. Te Deum by
Barnato Park High School
Barnato Park High School is a co-educational school located in Berea, South Africa. It was built on the site of the mansion, designed for Barney Barnato, the mining millionaire; the large 1897 stone mansion built for the Randlord Barnato, would not be used as he died before the completion of the mansion due to mysterious circumstances. The stone mansion had been located in Berea and was finished under the supervision of Solly Joel, Barney Barnato's nephew and was known as the Joel house; the premises had been used for a time during the Second Boer War from as a British Officers' convalescent home and as temporary premises for the sister school King Edward VII school while its present-day buildings were being erected in Houghton. At a period the property had been donated to the Transvaal Department of Education to be used as an educational institution, founded by Miss Fanny Buckland in Jeppe Street just fourteen months after Johannesburg's birth, they moved with 30 children to a church building in Kerk Street and in 1895 became Cleveland School, eventually.
Johannesburg Girls' School in Barnato Park in 1912. The grounds and Joel House were given to the Government of the Union of South Africa for a girls' school by Mr Solly Joel,nephew and heir of Barney Barnato. Fanny Buckland was taught for 35 years, she retired in 1922. With the growth of the school, it had to be re-located about three times before ending up in 1910 on its present site in Berea; the Johannesburg girls preparatory school, known as the younger sister school was separated from the high school in 1905 and moved opposite the school in 1921. After the first hectic scramble for Johannesburg's gold-bearing land, the Randlords sought less spectacular profits through turning their surplus landholdings to real estate; the Johannesburg Consolidated investment Company headed by the colourful Barney Barnato, laid out the township of Berea in the 1890s as a better-class suburb that they hope would rival Rand Mines' Parktown. Among its attractions was a public recreation ground, Barnato Park. In the middle of it Barnato had in 1897 decreed himself a stately home indeed.
The large stone mansion, built in classical English country house style, served from 1912 till its demolition in 1962 as the borders' residence of the Johannesburg High School for Girls. The original five-hectare park was elaborately laid out with lawns, shrubberies, a'Ladies Mile' for riding a lake big enough for boating. Barney Barnato neither saw his home lived in it. After his death it took the name of his nephew and heir Solly Joel, who presented the mansion and park to the Government to commemorate the 1910 Union of South Africa. Before the school moved in during 1912, Joel House had been used for a time during the Second Boer War as a British Officers' convalescent home and as temporary premises for King Edward VII boys' school while its present-day buildings were being erected in Houghton; the centre of the school was Joel House Mansion, Which pupils had lived in, but sadly in 1960 the Joel House was condemned as a health hazard and demolished shortly afterwards. "The school, installed there remains familiarly known to this day as'Barnato Park'.
It is the oldest girls' school in the city, founded by Miss Fanny Buckland in Jeppe Street just fourteen months after Johannesburg's birth." "There remain three magnificent pairs of wrought-iron gates, facing onto Barnato Street, Park Lane and Beatrice Lane. These along with a gatekeeper's cottage at the Barnato Street entrance are the only relics of Barney Barnato's country mansion.'Sadly, Joel House, Barnato's mansion, was demolished, all that remains of the original Barnato Park are the beautiful wrought iron gates which were made in Bristol, England,' said Popplewell." The gates at Barnato Park High School are all, left of Randlord Barney Barnato's mansion.'" The gates were manufactured by Gardiner Sons & Co. Ltd. Bristol; the name Barnato park can be traced back all the way to the school song, composed by Mr. John Connell and words by Miss G. Johnson; the word Vincemus means "We shall Conquer". The diamond on the crest represents the Barnato diamond mining company which he owned during his time in South Africa.
2 November 1987, marked the 100th Anniversary of Johannesburg Girls High School: Barnato Park High School. The centenary celebrations at the school, were held on 19 September with a special formal assembly, graced by Dr. K. R Paine who addressed the young learners, parents and dignitaries; the Johannesburg High School for Girls matric class of 1963 is gearing up to celebrate its 50th reunion next month. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the school on the historic site of Randlord Barney Barnato's estate. Former pupil Helen Popplewell said. "As the city has changed, so has the school. In 1887, Fanny Buckland opened her school in the mining village of Johannesburg, in 1913, the school moved to its present site, Barnato Park, Berea", she said. After Barnato's death, his nephew Solly Joel presented the estate to the new Union government for use as a school. Today, the school is known as Barnato Park High School, a dynamic, co-educational institution that attracts pupils from Hillbrow, Beara and other suburbs and the inner cit as well as students from Alexandra and Soweto.
"This year marks both Barnato Park High School's 100th anniversary on the site, it marks the 50th year celebration for the 100 matric pupils of the class
Roedean School (South Africa)
Roedean School is a private day and boarding school for girls located in Parktown, Gauteng, South Africa. The school was founded in 1903 by Theresa Lawrence and her close friend, Katherine Margaret Earle: two young women in their early thirties, both educated at the University of Cambridge, they acted as joint Heads of School during the years 1903–1930. It is a sister school of Roedean School in Brighton, England, founded by three older sisters of Theresa Lawrence, namely Penelope and Dorothy; the school began with 22 pupils, was situated in a small house in Jeppestown, Johannesburg. In 1904, it relocated to its current site in Johannesburg. Sir Herbert Baker, a prominent architect responsible for many of Johannesburg's most historical houses and monuments, designed the original school buildings; the oldest structures include Founder's Hall. Over the years, additions have been made, but the signature Herbert Baker features, with arches, unwashed brickwork, courtyards have been maintained. Mary Maytham Kidd, botanical artist Sheena Duncan, social activist Jani Allan Rosemary Crouch, occupational therapist specialising in psychiatry and mental health Maud Sumner, artist Lauren Beukes, author Jillian Becker, writer Sarah Calburn, architect Kate Otten, architect Rapelang Rabana, entrepreneur Roedean's leavers write the Independent Examinations Board exams.
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St. Alban's College
St Alban's College is a private boarding and day school for boys situated in the suburb of Lynnwood Glen in Pretoria, South Africa. It was founded in 1963 by Anton Murray. St Alban's College is a young Anglican boys' school, it came into existence on 1 February 1963 with a total strength of 3 masters. It now has an array of support staff; the founder-Headmaster, Anton Murray, was a South African cricketer who sought to maintain the best traditions of liberal education. So an emphasis on well-rounded development prevails, games such as cricket and hockey have always figured prominently in its history. St Alban's has pioneered the way in important areas: opening its doors to boys of colour before it was legal to do so, providing educational upliftment programmes for disadvantaged members of the community. Mr Murray devoted twenty years of his life to the school. Mr Paul Marsh was headmaster during a transitional phase lasting for four years. Mr Ronnie Todd introduced many radical changes during his ten years as headmaster, following his position as headmaster went on to open St Peter's College.
The fourth headmaster was Mr Grant Nupen, one of those 37 pioneering Foundation Scholars in 1963 and went on to become the first Head Boy, a distinction he held for three years. Under the direction of the 5th headmaster, Tom Hamilton, the school has become well-established; the school celebrated its 50th birthday in 2013. The school hymn is Laud the grace of the office hymn for the feast of St. Alban; the school only sings verses 1, 4 and 5. Verses 2 and 3 are only sung at certain events. St Alban's College ranks their top ten students of each grade every term. Since 2008 students at St Alban's College undertake examinations set by the Independent Examination Board of South Africa. Sports offered include rugby and hockey, swimming, rowing and water polo. Other sports are golf, tennis, squash and cross-country running. St Alban's College has a music department, well known across South Africa; the St Alban's College chapel choir attended the World Choir Games for the first time in the school's history in 2008, is regarded as one of the top school choirs in South Africa.
In 2010, the choir completed a tour of the United States, where it toured the East Coast and performed at numerous places including the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D. C.. The school has an elite singing group, the Barbershop Boys, comprising top singers selected from the chapel choir; the Barbershop Boys is a small band of singers around 15-20 boys, who sing a cappella and arrange their own pieces. The Barbershop Boys pioneered the schools "Music Tours" with their successful tour to Argentina in 2004. Under the leadership of the Master-in-Charge of music, Mark Stenhouse; the touring group was treated as a professional music group and at times had to have police escorts between the different cities and towns of Argentina. Many of the boys who were part of that group have gone on post-school, to follow careers related to the music industry and the years of 2004 - 2006 are fondly remembered as the "Golden Years" of the Barbershop Boys by the boys, in that touring group of 2004. David Rattray - historian and raconteur, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society John Smith - Olympic Gold Medalist for rowing, quads, 2012 London Olympics Richard Sterne - professional golfer Jabulani Tsambo AKA Hip Hop Pantsula - rapper Bongi Mbonambi - Springbok and Stormers rugby player Jean-Philip Grobler - AKA St. Lucia, front-man for the band St. Lucia Mlungisi Bali - rugby player Abongile Nonkontwana - Blue Bulls rugby player Jason Jenkins - Springbok and Blue Bulls rugby player Mark Winkler - Author Official website Media related to St. Alban's College at Wikimedia Commons
Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool
The Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool is a public, Afrikaans-speaking high school for girls in Pretoria, South Africa. It is the sister school of the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool; the Afrikaans Hogere Skool was established on 28 January 1920, in the house of General PJ Joubert. The address was Pretoria, it was considered as a rebel school. Afrikaans was not an official language in South Africa then; the school opened its doors for girls. A new school building was inaugurated on 26 January 1927 and in 1930, separate schools for girls and boys, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool and Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool were established; the school's motto, "Ek sien haar wen", is derived from Jan F. E. Celliers's poem "By die vrouebetoging". Official site in Afrikaans