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St John’s College 2013 Magazine


St John’s College 2013 Magazine


Table of Contents

Table of Contents Teaching Staff

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Speech Night & Awards

11-38

Academic & House Review

39-44

Literary Section

45-46

Highlight Events

47-83

Cultural Reports

84-109

Sports Reports

110-148

Zimbabwe National Representatives

149

1st Team Captains & School Leaders

150

Leavers Dance

151-153

In Memoriam

154-155

Committee Mr. J. Robinson Mrs. D. Hale Mr. S. Jirri Miss. S. Levey

Production Team EDITOR : Penny Volker DESIGN : OUT OF AFRICA Publications (Pvt) Ltd PRINTING : OUT OF AFRICA Publications (Pvt) Ltd PHOTO CREDITS : Lucy Broderick ©

St John’s Educational Trust, 2013


Table of Contents

Table of Contents Teaching Staff

6-10

Speech Night & Awards

11-38

Academic & House Review

39-44

Literary Section

45-46

Highlight Events

47-83

Cultural Reports

84-109

Sports Reports

110-148

Zimbabwe National Representatives

149

1st Team Captains & School Leaders

150

Leavers Dance

151-153

In Memoriam

154-155

Committee Mr. J. Robinson Mrs. D. Hale Mr. S. Jirri Miss. S. Levey

Production Team EDITOR : Penny Volker DESIGN : OUT OF AFRICA Publications (Pvt) Ltd PRINTING : OUT OF AFRICA Publications (Pvt) Ltd PHOTO CREDITS : Lucy Broderick ©

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Administration Staff of 2013 St John’s Magazine 2013

W. Annandale (Headmaster), Cav. C. Trinci (Deputy Headmaster Forms 1 to 4), S. Chikanda, M. Mukotsanjera, R. Reed, T. Chirewa, B. Fodouop, M. Brock, R. Wilde Front row: D. Mutendera, R. Sprake, S. Levey, N. Milner, A. Meyer

second row: J. Mariani, R. Wild, N. Ratanje, A. Van der Merwe, J. Long, D. Hale, A. Sakala (Deputy Headmaster Staff & Faculty Affairs), N. Hovelmeier (Deputy Headmaster 6th Form),

J. Logan, S. Conradie, D. Wijers, W. Thorn

Back row: B. Rademeyer, A. Taylor, A. Masiyiwa, B. Davies, L. Rademeyer, D. Anderson, S. Jirri, R. Annandale, J. Roscoe, J. Musiwa, E. Mabodo, R. Fox, B. Gumbo, K. Muyedzwa, P. Wright THird row: N. Elliot, R. Atkinson, P. Sylvester, M. SØndergaard, S. Oberholzer, J. van der Merwe, B. Vidovic, C. Bewhay, L. Reilly, J. Parbhoo, A. Post, C. Nel, P. Revolta, J. Chitando,

Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Back row: M. Kajiwa, L. Runhare, V. Nyamuvuruza, E. Perepeczko, J. Jones, K. Thomas, S. Sande Front row: P. Volker, D. Bandason, L. Syme, W. Annandale, G. Day, J. Riley, K. Craft, L. Marriott

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Academic Staff Academic Staff

TEACHING Staff

Staff of 2013 (Part Time & Full Time)

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Administration Staff of 2013 St John’s Magazine 2013

W. Annandale (Headmaster), Cav. C. Trinci (Deputy Headmaster Forms 1 to 4), S. Chikanda, M. Mukotsanjera, R. Reed, T. Chirewa, B. Fodouop, M. Brock, R. Wilde Front row: D. Mutendera, R. Sprake, S. Levey, N. Milner, A. Meyer

second row: J. Mariani, R. Wild, N. Ratanje, A. Van der Merwe, J. Long, D. Hale, A. Sakala (Deputy Headmaster Staff & Faculty Affairs), N. Hovelmeier (Deputy Headmaster 6th Form),

J. Logan, S. Conradie, D. Wijers, W. Thorn

Back row: B. Rademeyer, A. Taylor, A. Masiyiwa, B. Davies, L. Rademeyer, D. Anderson, S. Jirri, R. Annandale, J. Roscoe, J. Musiwa, E. Mabodo, R. Fox, B. Gumbo, K. Muyedzwa, P. Wright THird row: N. Elliot, R. Atkinson, P. Sylvester, M. SØndergaard, S. Oberholzer, J. van der Merwe, B. Vidovic, C. Bewhay, L. Reilly, J. Parbhoo, A. Post, C. Nel, P. Revolta, J. Chitando,

Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Back row: M. Kajiwa, L. Runhare, V. Nyamuvuruza, E. Perepeczko, J. Jones, K. Thomas, S. Sande Front row: P. Volker, D. Bandason, L. Syme, W. Annandale, G. Day, J. Riley, K. Craft, L. Marriott

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TEACHING Staff

Staff of 2013 (Part Time & Full Time)

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Management Committee

Mr. W. Annandale, Headmaster, BA (UR) Grad CE (UR) Mr. N. Hovelmeier, Deputy Headmaster Sixth Form,

Polytechnic, National Certificate (Science Technology)

Mr. T. Mukarati, HOD, BAMUS (UKZN) Mr. J. Kalonga, Dip. In Sports Management & Coaching (GTTC) PDQB Tutor’s Cert

2013 has seen many opportunities for the Staff of the College to further their qualifications and skills.

Mr. P. Wright, Practical Theology (Dallas) Religious Arts in Theology (USA) Mrs. W. Beamish, BA (Rhodes) BA Hons (UNISA) HED (UNISA) MAHPCZ Mrs. W. Thorn

Mr. E. Mabodo,

Design & Technology

CAMBRIDGE COURSES Biology

R. Atkinson, A. Meyer, J. Musiwa, J. Roscoe

Dip. In Sports Management & Coaching (GTTC) PDQB Tutor’s

Cert, NPA in Scottish Pipe Band Drumming – Scottish Qualifications Authority

Physics

Staff Development 2013

Miss. J. Long, BFA (Hons) (Rhodes)

Cav. C. Trinci, Deputy Headmaster Forms 1 to 4, BA (Hons) (UR) B Ed Mr. A. Sakala, Deputy Headmaster Faculty & Student Affairs,

Drama

Mr. K. Muyedzwa, HOD, B. Sc. (UZ) Mr. S. Jirri, B. Sc. Grad CE (UZ) Mrs. S. Oberholzer, Part-time, B. Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry (Rhodes) Mr. J. Davies B. Sc (Maths, Physics) Grad C E (UR) M. Sc. (Geophysics) B. Sc.

B. Sc. Ed (UZ)

Ms. A. van der Merwe, Dip Ed, TTC

(Elect Eng) (Hons)

Business Studies

T. Chirewa

English

Shona

Economics

J. Oldrieve, R. Fox

Mrs. R. Wilde, HOD, BA (Rhodes) GCE (London) Miss. C. Bewhay, BA (Rhodes) PGCE (UNISA) Mr. N. Hovelmeier, Hawthornden Fellow Mrs. P. Sylvester, B. Journ., BA (Hons) (Rhodes) PGCE (UNISA) Mrs. D. Hale, BA Hons (London), Grad CE (UR) Miss. R. Wild, BA, STD (Cape Town) Dr. L. Reilly, Part-time, BA (Hons) (Rhodes) PGCE (UCT) Educ TC (Columbia

Mr. N. Chirewa, HOD, CE (UZ), Diploma in Training Management (IPMZ) Mr. J. Chitando, Dip. Ed. (UZ)

Enterprise (online) T. Chirewa

Sport

French (online)

B. Fodouop, S. Ndhlovu

Maths

M. Brock, A. Masiyiwa, B. Gumbo, S. Conradie

Physics

K. Muyedzwa, J. Davies

Systems Design

Mr. N. Chirewa, Examinations Officer,

CE (UZ), Diploma in Training

Management (IPMZ)

Mr. R. Nel, Dip. In Travel & Tourism, Dip. In Travel & Tourism Ops (UC) Mr. K. Whatman, Campus Manager Mr. S. Chikanda, Administrative Assistant to Headmaster

University) PHD TC (Columbia University)

Art

Miss. S. Levey, BA, BA (Hons) Phil, BA (Hons) Eng Miss. C. Nel, BA (Rhodes) PGCE (UCT)

Mrs. B. Vidovic, HOD, Ph. D. Arts (St George) Miss. J. Long, BFA (Hons) (Rhodes) Ms. N. Ratanje, BA (Hons) Art & Design (Manchester), PGD (Middlesex) Ms. A. van der Merwe, Dip Ed, TTC

Biology

Mrs. R. Atkinson, HOD, B. Sc. (UCT) Grad CE (UR) Mr. J. Roscoe, B. Sc. (Hons), London, PGCE, UNISA, Post Grad Diploma (Agri) Imperial College (London)

Mr. J. Musiwa, B. Sc, Grade CE (UZ) Ms. A. Meyer, Part-time, B. Sc. Natal, MSc (UZ) Mrs. J. Parbhoo, B. Sc. (Rhodes) MCTC Dip Sec Ed

Business & Economics

Mr. D. Anderson, HOD, BSc (Hons) UCT, MBL (UNISA) Grad (UR) Mrs. C. Baker, B. Com (UCT) PGCE (UNISA) Mr. R. Fox, B. Soc. Sci. (Hons) UCT, PGCE (UNISA) Mr. W. Mukotsanjera, BA, PGDE (Botswana) Mr. J. Oldreive, B. Soc. Sci (Rhodes) Mr. T. Case, Cert Ed (UR) B. Phil. (Ed) (Birm) B. Com (SA) Mrs. T. Chirewa, MBA, Dip. Human Resources (IPMZ) B. Ed, Cert. Ed (UZ)

Chemistry

Mrs. R. Wilde, HOD, BA (Rhodes) GCE (London) Miss. C. Bewhay, BA (Rhodes) PGCE (UNISA) Miss. S. Levey, BA, BA (Hons) Phil, BA (Hons) Eng Dr. L. Reilly, Part-time, BA (Hons) (Rhodes) PGCE (UCT) Educ TC (Columbia University) PHD TC (Columbia University)

B. Sc. Enviro Sc (Hons) Masters Chemistry &

English (Rostock)

Mr. S. Jirri, B. Sc. Grad CE (UZ) Mr. J. Musiwa, B. Sc. Grad CE (UZ) Mrs. S. Oberholzer, Part-time, B. Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry (Rhodes) Mrs. J. van der Merwe, B. Sc. (Gen) UZ, B. Sc. (Hons) (Geology) (UZ) PGCE (UNISA)

Computers B. Sc. (Hons) Computers, HND Information Systems

Design

Mr. R. Annandale, ACMT ACSP Mr. B. Rademeyer Dip Exercise Science

Mr. R. Nel, Dip. In Travel & Tourism, Dip. In Travel & Tourism Ops (UC) Mr. A. Taylor, ETA ITEC Mr. N. Milner Mr. D. Mutendera, Intermediate Cricket Coaching Certificate,

Travel & Tourism Estate Managers Mr. E. Perepeczko Mr. K. Whatman

French

Mr. G. Day, Financial Director Mrs. J. Riley Mrs. K. Craft Mrs. L. Marriott Mrs. K. Thomas, Part-time Mrs. J. Jones Miss. L. Syme Mrs. P. Volker Mrs. D. Bandason

Geography Mrs. R. Reed, HOD, HDE(S) Potchefstroom Mr. L. Rademeyer, MCTC. Dip. LLB (UNISA) Mr. N. Elliot, Dip. Hospitality Management, Int Hotel School Mrs. P. Revolta B. Sc (UNISA), MCTC Diploma, QTS (General Teaching Council

Online courses in Art:

Mr. N. Elliot, Dip. Hospitality Management, Int Hotel School

Librarian

Mrs. B. Fodouop, HOD, B. Sc. Psychology Mrs. D. Hale, BA (Hons) London, Grad CE (UR) Mrs S. Ndhlovu, Dip. Ed. (UZ) Mrs. A. Post, Licence en Science Politique (ULB)

Level 2

Zimbabwe Cricket Coaching Certificate, Level 1 Cricket Course Instructor

Mr. N. Hovelmeier, Hawthornden Fellow Mrs. P. Sylvester, B. Journ., BA (Hons) (Rhodes) PGCE (UNISA) Mrs. D. Hale, BA Hons (London), Grad CE (UR)

UK) PGC Adv Ed Practice (Oxford Brookes)

Mrs. M. SØndergaard, HOD,

Mr. J. Mariani, HOD,

Enrichment

Academic Staff

Music

Fellow

Hawthornden

Mr. G. Day, Financial Manager ACIS Mrs. D. Hale, Faculty Appraisals/Assistant to Examinations Officer, BA (Hons) London, Grad CE (UR) Mr. J. Mariani, HOD Computers, B. Sc. (Hons) Computers, HND Information

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Mr. V. Nyamuvuruza, Nat. Cert. Science Technology, ILSA Mr. S. Sande, Higher National Diploma (Applied Biological Sciences)

Mrs. A. Post, Licence en Science Politique (ULB)

Administration

Laboratory Technicians Mr. M. Kajiwa, Nat. Cert. Science Technology, ILSA

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Qualifications

Counselling

Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Academic Staff Qualifications

Mr. B. Gumbo B. Sc (Maths) with Education

Concepts and Techniques and Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies for the Classroom (B. Vidovic, A. van der Merwe, J. Long and N. Ratanje) Professional Communication Skills Workshop at the Bronte Hotel hosted by Gateway Christian College. (Heads of Departments - D. Hale, M. Brock, K. Muyedzwa, R. Atkinson, M. SØndergaard, N. Chirewa, B. Fodouop) ICT Courses R. Atkinson, D. Wijers, N. Ratanje.

An Introduction to Apple and An Introduction to Graphic Design (N. Ratanje and J. Long)

The College staff appreciated these opportunities and wasted no time in passing on their knowledge to their students over the year.

D.Hale

History Mrs. M. Mukotsanjera, HOD, BA (UZ) Miss. R. Wild, BA, STD (Cape Town) Cav. C. Trinci, BA (Hons) (UR) B Ed

Mathematics Mrs. M. Brock, HOD, BA (Hons) Rhodes, Secondary Teaching Diploma (UCT) Mrs. S. Conradie, TTC, Cert. ED (UR) Mrs. J. Logan, B. Sc. Pietermaritzburg, HDE (Natal) Mr. A. Masiyiwa, B. Sc. (Hons) B. Ed. (UZ) Mr. A. Sakala, B. Sc. Ed (UZ) Mrs. D. Wijers, TTC (UZ) Mrs. J. van der Merwe, B. Sc. (Gen) UZ, B. Sc. (Hons) (Geology) (UZ)PGCE (UNISA)

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Management Committee

Mr. W. Annandale, Headmaster, BA (UR) Grad CE (UR) Mr. N. Hovelmeier, Deputy Headmaster Sixth Form,

Polytechnic, National Certificate (Science Technology)

Mr. T. Mukarati, HOD, BAMUS (UKZN) Mr. J. Kalonga, Dip. In Sports Management & Coaching (GTTC) PDQB Tutor’s Cert

2013 has seen many opportunities for the Staff of the College to further their qualifications and skills.

Mr. P. Wright, Practical Theology (Dallas) Religious Arts in Theology (USA) Mrs. W. Beamish, BA (Rhodes) BA Hons (UNISA) HED (UNISA) MAHPCZ Mrs. W. Thorn

Mr. E. Mabodo,

Design & Technology

CAMBRIDGE COURSES Biology

R. Atkinson, A. Meyer, J. Musiwa, J. Roscoe

Dip. In Sports Management & Coaching (GTTC) PDQB Tutor’s

Cert, NPA in Scottish Pipe Band Drumming – Scottish Qualifications Authority

Physics

Staff Development 2013

Miss. J. Long, BFA (Hons) (Rhodes)

Cav. C. Trinci, Deputy Headmaster Forms 1 to 4, BA (Hons) (UR) B Ed Mr. A. Sakala, Deputy Headmaster Faculty & Student Affairs,

Drama

Mr. K. Muyedzwa, HOD, B. Sc. (UZ) Mr. S. Jirri, B. Sc. Grad CE (UZ) Mrs. S. Oberholzer, Part-time, B. Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry (Rhodes) Mr. J. Davies B. Sc (Maths, Physics) Grad C E (UR) M. Sc. (Geophysics) B. Sc.

B. Sc. Ed (UZ)

Ms. A. van der Merwe, Dip Ed, TTC

(Elect Eng) (Hons)

Business Studies

T. Chirewa

English

Shona

Economics

J. Oldrieve, R. Fox

Mrs. R. Wilde, HOD, BA (Rhodes) GCE (London) Miss. C. Bewhay, BA (Rhodes) PGCE (UNISA) Mr. N. Hovelmeier, Hawthornden Fellow Mrs. P. Sylvester, B. Journ., BA (Hons) (Rhodes) PGCE (UNISA) Mrs. D. Hale, BA Hons (London), Grad CE (UR) Miss. R. Wild, BA, STD (Cape Town) Dr. L. Reilly, Part-time, BA (Hons) (Rhodes) PGCE (UCT) Educ TC (Columbia

Mr. N. Chirewa, HOD, CE (UZ), Diploma in Training Management (IPMZ) Mr. J. Chitando, Dip. Ed. (UZ)

Enterprise (online) T. Chirewa

Sport

French (online)

B. Fodouop, S. Ndhlovu

Maths

M. Brock, A. Masiyiwa, B. Gumbo, S. Conradie

Physics

K. Muyedzwa, J. Davies

Systems Design

Mr. N. Chirewa, Examinations Officer,

CE (UZ), Diploma in Training

Management (IPMZ)

Mr. R. Nel, Dip. In Travel & Tourism, Dip. In Travel & Tourism Ops (UC) Mr. K. Whatman, Campus Manager Mr. S. Chikanda, Administrative Assistant to Headmaster

University) PHD TC (Columbia University)

Art

Miss. S. Levey, BA, BA (Hons) Phil, BA (Hons) Eng Miss. C. Nel, BA (Rhodes) PGCE (UCT)

Mrs. B. Vidovic, HOD, Ph. D. Arts (St George) Miss. J. Long, BFA (Hons) (Rhodes) Ms. N. Ratanje, BA (Hons) Art & Design (Manchester), PGD (Middlesex) Ms. A. van der Merwe, Dip Ed, TTC

Biology

Mrs. R. Atkinson, HOD, B. Sc. (UCT) Grad CE (UR) Mr. J. Roscoe, B. Sc. (Hons), London, PGCE, UNISA, Post Grad Diploma (Agri) Imperial College (London)

Mr. J. Musiwa, B. Sc, Grade CE (UZ) Ms. A. Meyer, Part-time, B. Sc. Natal, MSc (UZ) Mrs. J. Parbhoo, B. Sc. (Rhodes) MCTC Dip Sec Ed

Business & Economics

Mr. D. Anderson, HOD, BSc (Hons) UCT, MBL (UNISA) Grad (UR) Mrs. C. Baker, B. Com (UCT) PGCE (UNISA) Mr. R. Fox, B. Soc. Sci. (Hons) UCT, PGCE (UNISA) Mr. W. Mukotsanjera, BA, PGDE (Botswana) Mr. J. Oldreive, B. Soc. Sci (Rhodes) Mr. T. Case, Cert Ed (UR) B. Phil. (Ed) (Birm) B. Com (SA) Mrs. T. Chirewa, MBA, Dip. Human Resources (IPMZ) B. Ed, Cert. Ed (UZ)

Chemistry

Mrs. R. Wilde, HOD, BA (Rhodes) GCE (London) Miss. C. Bewhay, BA (Rhodes) PGCE (UNISA) Miss. S. Levey, BA, BA (Hons) Phil, BA (Hons) Eng Dr. L. Reilly, Part-time, BA (Hons) (Rhodes) PGCE (UCT) Educ TC (Columbia University) PHD TC (Columbia University)

B. Sc. Enviro Sc (Hons) Masters Chemistry &

English (Rostock)

Mr. S. Jirri, B. Sc. Grad CE (UZ) Mr. J. Musiwa, B. Sc. Grad CE (UZ) Mrs. S. Oberholzer, Part-time, B. Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry (Rhodes) Mrs. J. van der Merwe, B. Sc. (Gen) UZ, B. Sc. (Hons) (Geology) (UZ) PGCE (UNISA)

Computers B. Sc. (Hons) Computers, HND Information Systems

Design

Mr. R. Annandale, ACMT ACSP Mr. B. Rademeyer Dip Exercise Science

Mr. R. Nel, Dip. In Travel & Tourism, Dip. In Travel & Tourism Ops (UC) Mr. A. Taylor, ETA ITEC Mr. N. Milner Mr. D. Mutendera, Intermediate Cricket Coaching Certificate,

Travel & Tourism Estate Managers Mr. E. Perepeczko Mr. K. Whatman

French

Mr. G. Day, Financial Director Mrs. J. Riley Mrs. K. Craft Mrs. L. Marriott Mrs. K. Thomas, Part-time Mrs. J. Jones Miss. L. Syme Mrs. P. Volker Mrs. D. Bandason

Geography Mrs. R. Reed, HOD, HDE(S) Potchefstroom Mr. L. Rademeyer, MCTC. Dip. LLB (UNISA) Mr. N. Elliot, Dip. Hospitality Management, Int Hotel School Mrs. P. Revolta B. Sc (UNISA), MCTC Diploma, QTS (General Teaching Council

Online courses in Art:

Mr. N. Elliot, Dip. Hospitality Management, Int Hotel School

Librarian

Mrs. B. Fodouop, HOD, B. Sc. Psychology Mrs. D. Hale, BA (Hons) London, Grad CE (UR) Mrs S. Ndhlovu, Dip. Ed. (UZ) Mrs. A. Post, Licence en Science Politique (ULB)

Level 2

Zimbabwe Cricket Coaching Certificate, Level 1 Cricket Course Instructor

Mr. N. Hovelmeier, Hawthornden Fellow Mrs. P. Sylvester, B. Journ., BA (Hons) (Rhodes) PGCE (UNISA) Mrs. D. Hale, BA Hons (London), Grad CE (UR)

UK) PGC Adv Ed Practice (Oxford Brookes)

Mrs. M. SØndergaard, HOD,

Mr. J. Mariani, HOD,

Enrichment

Academic Staff

Music

Fellow

Hawthornden

Mr. G. Day, Financial Manager ACIS Mrs. D. Hale, Faculty Appraisals/Assistant to Examinations Officer, BA (Hons) London, Grad CE (UR) Mr. J. Mariani, HOD Computers, B. Sc. (Hons) Computers, HND Information

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Mr. V. Nyamuvuruza, Nat. Cert. Science Technology, ILSA Mr. S. Sande, Higher National Diploma (Applied Biological Sciences)

Mrs. A. Post, Licence en Science Politique (ULB)

Administration

Laboratory Technicians Mr. M. Kajiwa, Nat. Cert. Science Technology, ILSA

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Qualifications

Counselling

Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Academic Staff Qualifications

Mr. B. Gumbo B. Sc (Maths) with Education

Concepts and Techniques and Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies for the Classroom (B. Vidovic, A. van der Merwe, J. Long and N. Ratanje) Professional Communication Skills Workshop at the Bronte Hotel hosted by Gateway Christian College. (Heads of Departments - D. Hale, M. Brock, K. Muyedzwa, R. Atkinson, M. SØndergaard, N. Chirewa, B. Fodouop) ICT Courses R. Atkinson, D. Wijers, N. Ratanje.

An Introduction to Apple and An Introduction to Graphic Design (N. Ratanje and J. Long)

The College staff appreciated these opportunities and wasted no time in passing on their knowledge to their students over the year.

D.Hale

History Mrs. M. Mukotsanjera, HOD, BA (UZ) Miss. R. Wild, BA, STD (Cape Town) Cav. C. Trinci, BA (Hons) (UR) B Ed

Mathematics Mrs. M. Brock, HOD, BA (Hons) Rhodes, Secondary Teaching Diploma (UCT) Mrs. S. Conradie, TTC, Cert. ED (UR) Mrs. J. Logan, B. Sc. Pietermaritzburg, HDE (Natal) Mr. A. Masiyiwa, B. Sc. (Hons) B. Ed. (UZ) Mr. A. Sakala, B. Sc. Ed (UZ) Mrs. D. Wijers, TTC (UZ) Mrs. J. van der Merwe, B. Sc. (Gen) UZ, B. Sc. (Hons) (Geology) (UZ)PGCE (UNISA)

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G. S. R. Honey, Esq. M. A. Masunda, Esq. R. J. A. Passaportis, Esq.

Governors

D. Whatman, Esq. Board Chairman & Chairman of Board Executive Committee D. Crowley, Esq.

Mrs. E. Fundira Chairperson, Bursaries Committee Mrs. M. Grobbelaar

G. Day, Esq. Financial Director

PLC Members 2013

Our Guests of Honour, Mr Gary Crosland & Mrs Crosland Patrons of the St John’s Educational Trust Members of the Board of Governors of the Trust Representatives of the Ministry of Education Headmaster and Mrs Annandale Visiting Headmasters Members of the Faculty Parents and gentlemen of St John’s College

Vanessa Karim

William Annandale SJC Headmaster

E. Jinda, Esq.

Tracy Bicknell

Mercy Mandevhani

Good evening and welcome to the College Speech Night for 2013.

Audrey (Ms) Mpunzwana

I have only two issues to cover in my brief address.

Martin Murray Board Representative

Firstly, there are some important thanks to make. The year 2013 has again been a tough one for all of us. Any thoughts we had at the beginning of the year of an easing of pressure on us as business persons, employees, parents and as a school have been met yet again with a need to be innovative and resolute in tackling the problems that challenge us every day on so many fronts.

Barbie Naude

Mrs. B. A. Lake

Lynne Chadwick

S. E. Mangwengwende, Esq. Chairman, Strategy Planning Committee M. Martin, Esq.

Archibald Chimuka

R. Naik, Esq. Chairman, Campus Development Committee

Nesbit Kadiki

Oripa Ameer

Manoj Bhagat

E. Mungwariri, Esq. Chairman, Staff Pension Committee

St John’s College Speech Night 2013.

M. N. Mackenzie, Esq. Headmaster – Prep

B. Hofmann, Esq. Stakeholder Liaison

C. Msipa, Esq. Chairman, Human Resources Committee

Speech night & awards Chairman’s Annual Address

W. Annandale, Esq. Headmaster – College

Colleen De Jong Chairman

Choice Parirenyatwa

Phil Denton Hamid Sirdar Piwayi Dzuda

Denise Fox Sandy Jellicoe

Linda Syme SJC Secretary Irfaan Valera Sibongile Zimuto

M. Tapera, Esq. Chairman, Finance Committee

V. W. Zireva, Esq. Chairman, Governance Committee S. Kanyangarara, Esq. Old Johannian Liaison

In the face of all these, it must remain a source of great pride to all of us within the St John’s community that the College continues to provide a quality and stable learning environment of the highest order. That is no small feat and I must extend my and our most sincere appreciation on a few fronts: To our Patrons and my fellow Board members for their contributions, support and determination to ensure that our schools continue to improve. To you the parents. We, as a Board, wish to record and acknowledge that this school would simply not be what it is today without your collective support of the many facets of your son’s school life over the years he has been here; We thank you for that. To you Headmaster, your management team and your faculty of dedicated teachers who sustain all of this. Your focus on the students and their education in the broadest sense is always dedicated, professional and unwavering. My second item relates to the leavers.

Mr S. Chikanda with Mrs C. de Jong, Chairman of the PLC

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road for the child to preparing the child for the road. We believe that at St John’s and are immensely proud of not just the results we achieve, but of the young men we help to nurture.

In many years at St John’s I have been fortunate enough to accompany a number of foreign tours and have met a diverse range of foreign headmasters, teachers and parents – both outside the country and those who have visited here. When you speak to any of these heads, teachers or indeed parents, there is generally one common and very genuine thread – they would be very pleased to have any of you at their schools. Rest assured, this is not just polite or because of your talent or your brains, it is because of the fine calibre of young men that you are. We believe that St John’s has been a large part of that. So, in bidding farewell to the class of 2013, we would ask that you retain those qualities you have learnt here and remember your days here with pride. May your blood always run green.

Lynley Perlman

Jenny Evans

Speech Night & Awards

Non-Executive Members

In a recent presentation I attended on education in the region, it was noted that the traditional purpose of our education systems was seen as preparing the road for the child. In these modern times, however, it was clear and accepted that this focus needed to be completely reversed – from preparing the

I thank you.

Mr D. Whatman - Chairman of the Board

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Patrons of the Trust

Speech Night & Awards

Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Board of Governors


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G. S. R. Honey, Esq. M. A. Masunda, Esq. R. J. A. Passaportis, Esq.

Governors

D. Whatman, Esq. Board Chairman & Chairman of Board Executive Committee D. Crowley, Esq.

Mrs. E. Fundira Chairperson, Bursaries Committee Mrs. M. Grobbelaar

G. Day, Esq. Financial Director

PLC Members 2013

Our Guests of Honour, Mr Gary Crosland & Mrs Crosland Patrons of the St John’s Educational Trust Members of the Board of Governors of the Trust Representatives of the Ministry of Education Headmaster and Mrs Annandale Visiting Headmasters Members of the Faculty Parents and gentlemen of St John’s College

Vanessa Karim

William Annandale SJC Headmaster

E. Jinda, Esq.

Tracy Bicknell

Mercy Mandevhani

Good evening and welcome to the College Speech Night for 2013.

Audrey (Ms) Mpunzwana

I have only two issues to cover in my brief address.

Martin Murray Board Representative

Firstly, there are some important thanks to make. The year 2013 has again been a tough one for all of us. Any thoughts we had at the beginning of the year of an easing of pressure on us as business persons, employees, parents and as a school have been met yet again with a need to be innovative and resolute in tackling the problems that challenge us every day on so many fronts.

Barbie Naude

Mrs. B. A. Lake

Lynne Chadwick

S. E. Mangwengwende, Esq. Chairman, Strategy Planning Committee M. Martin, Esq.

Archibald Chimuka

R. Naik, Esq. Chairman, Campus Development Committee

Nesbit Kadiki

Oripa Ameer

Manoj Bhagat

E. Mungwariri, Esq. Chairman, Staff Pension Committee

St John’s College Speech Night 2013.

M. N. Mackenzie, Esq. Headmaster – Prep

B. Hofmann, Esq. Stakeholder Liaison

C. Msipa, Esq. Chairman, Human Resources Committee

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W. Annandale, Esq. Headmaster – College

Colleen De Jong Chairman

Choice Parirenyatwa

Phil Denton Hamid Sirdar Piwayi Dzuda

Denise Fox Sandy Jellicoe

Linda Syme SJC Secretary Irfaan Valera Sibongile Zimuto

M. Tapera, Esq. Chairman, Finance Committee

V. W. Zireva, Esq. Chairman, Governance Committee S. Kanyangarara, Esq. Old Johannian Liaison

In the face of all these, it must remain a source of great pride to all of us within the St John’s community that the College continues to provide a quality and stable learning environment of the highest order. That is no small feat and I must extend my and our most sincere appreciation on a few fronts: To our Patrons and my fellow Board members for their contributions, support and determination to ensure that our schools continue to improve. To you the parents. We, as a Board, wish to record and acknowledge that this school would simply not be what it is today without your collective support of the many facets of your son’s school life over the years he has been here; We thank you for that. To you Headmaster, your management team and your faculty of dedicated teachers who sustain all of this. Your focus on the students and their education in the broadest sense is always dedicated, professional and unwavering. My second item relates to the leavers.

Mr S. Chikanda with Mrs C. de Jong, Chairman of the PLC

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road for the child to preparing the child for the road. We believe that at St John’s and are immensely proud of not just the results we achieve, but of the young men we help to nurture.

In many years at St John’s I have been fortunate enough to accompany a number of foreign tours and have met a diverse range of foreign headmasters, teachers and parents – both outside the country and those who have visited here. When you speak to any of these heads, teachers or indeed parents, there is generally one common and very genuine thread – they would be very pleased to have any of you at their schools. Rest assured, this is not just polite or because of your talent or your brains, it is because of the fine calibre of young men that you are. We believe that St John’s has been a large part of that. So, in bidding farewell to the class of 2013, we would ask that you retain those qualities you have learnt here and remember your days here with pride. May your blood always run green.

Lynley Perlman

Jenny Evans

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Non-Executive Members

In a recent presentation I attended on education in the region, it was noted that the traditional purpose of our education systems was seen as preparing the road for the child. In these modern times, however, it was clear and accepted that this focus needed to be completely reversed – from preparing the

I thank you.

Mr D. Whatman - Chairman of the Board

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St John’s Magazine 2013

Patrons of the Trust

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Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Board of Governors


Sitting through a Headmaster’s speech can either be quite a daunting academic exercise, full of sage words, advice and commentary, or simply a re-cap of the year’s achievements that most of you probably know about anyway. After all, in the era of instant information, there is more news available than ever before, right at your finger tips. That’s good, it means that I don’t have to go over all the stuff you have read already on e-mail, our website, Facebook pages, Twitter, Whatsapp, SMS, our school magazine and the like. Tonight I propose keeping this to the point by addressing the question we seek to have some sort of assurance on and that is, “How do we, St John’s College, measure up in global or even in regional terms?” After all, though you live here, you do have choices as to where your son could be educated. Across the world, education, its purpose, content and modalities, has seldom been under more scrutiny than it is today. Since many of our pupils leave the country almost immediately after school, as parents it is crucial that you believe that what happens here has complete relevance to what is expected of school leavers beyond our borders; that the experiences and qualifications obtained here are going to serve your son well, that they are going to give him a head start in what is an incredibly demanding and competitive world. As this is what you invest in, this belief is necessary if you are going to support this College. Having access to a world class education locally is a major incentive to stay in the country and to continue with your lives - if this were not the case, most of you would have moved on long ago. You need the assurance that this institution provides the level of service and quality of education that you would expect anywhere else - just as you would rely upon your doctor, lawyer, dentist, motor mechanic or builder to have the expertise required to deliver what you need and pay for. We live in globally challenging economic times. Many countries are seeking solutions to varying degrees of economic difficulty (including bankruptcy in some cases) and the resulting spectre of unemployment or under-employment, even with a supply of well educated people willing to work. Nowhere is this more obvious than here in our own country.

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It is unfortunate that any country facing serious economic challenges will lose many of its best trained people, people who have essential skills, who are lost to countries that had no part in providing that training and that consequently obtain these skills for free. Zimbabweans are known to be hard working, decent and law abiding. Normally, our people have a great deal of success finding work in other countries. This means that our educational system is doing something right and it starts here at schools like St John’s. We have large numbers of ex-pupils studying and working abroad, people who have gone on to succeed at universities and in the work place. Many of these people were educated right here. By extension, our academic, sporting and cultural options are therefore world class, producing what educationalists are seeking in many developing countries where their systems have ‘lost touch’ with what I would call ‘the winning formula’. This statement is borne out by the extensive coverage given to the changes that the UK government are making to their entire educational approach. This is spearheaded by the somewhat controversial Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, of whom many of you may have heard in the press. Many of Mr. Gove’s reformist ideas include things that we already take for granted here. Whilst we often think of ourselves as lagging behind the rest of the world, in the field of education this is not the case. Mr. Gove is, inter alia, advocating that examination standards be raised, that the modular GCSE system be scrapped in favour of a linear approach; that great literature, foreign languages and humanities are taught; that tougher standards in mathematics and the sciences be applied. He has bemoaned the dumbing down of standards and the lack of discipline in schools to the point where he advocates the screening of teacher trainees to assess their character and emotional intelligence. Much of the reforms and ethos Mr. Gove is striving to achieve are in line with the ‘Zimbabwean way’, as instilled at this College. We are fortunate to be offering the international IGCSE’s, AS and A levels - the very assessment process to which the UK

wishes to return domestically. We have a good sense of respect and discipline as well as a requirement that pupils participate in sporting and cultural pursuits. In this way, young people are taught respect and the value of team work as well as the sense that individual achievement is to be encouraged; one should have aspirations and dreams; one should strive to tap one’s own resources and to discover more about oneself as the journey of fulfilment begins from within. One wonders how many children and educators in developed countries would only dream about the extra mural opportunities, the holistic education, offered here? From sport to culture to outdoor learning, we have it all. Our pupils are assessed regularly and subject selection individualised from the results of DAT tests in Forms 2 and 4. In the Sixth Form, subject choice is aligned with ability and career / tertiary aspirations. Dedicated Deputy Headmasters monitor and mentor pupils throughout their learning careers. Staff are given the opportunity to train in the latest teaching techniques and Examination Board expectations. Our code of conduct and expectations reinforce a culture of respect for oneself and others. Sir Ken Robinson is a noted educational thinker and speaker. His TED talks have been viewed and downloaded over 10 million times. Much of what he says is absolutely relevant to any educational institution, mainly that the old approach of a “one size fits all” education is not working for many pupils all over the world. He states that, “Kids prosper best with a broad curriculum that celebrates their various talents, not just a small range of them.” Like us, he believes that education is organic and says that we should, “Give people a culture of a different sense of possibility, a different set of expectations, a broader range of opportunities; cherish and value the relationship between teachers and learners, offer people the discretion to be creative and to innovate in what they do - in this way schools that were once bereft spring to life. School leadership is about ‘climate control’ and not ‘command and control’”. Education is a human process, not an industrialised one based on finely tuned batches of data. Education is a human system and school culture, in its broadest sense, determines the conditions under which pupils thrive. The approach this College espouses - to use an organic metaphor - sees ourselves as farmers preparing the land, providing the inputs and the fertiliser as well as the water necessary for plants to grow and mature, each in its unique way.

Speech Night & Awards

Headmaster’s Address

We are not industrialists producing an item that starts at one end of a line with raw materials that emerge as a finished product, each exactly the same, at the other end.

Sir Ken stresses the need to get away from the widely prevalent educational model under which “teachers labour and students endure”.

In all that we are doing here, we strive to cultivate and not manufacture the education that our pupils receive, the education that our pupils receive, which is why it must be cherished and which is why our students are in such demand outside of these gates anywhere in the world. Every pupil has the opportunity to study a broad range of relevant subjects, across the spectrum of the humanities, arts and sciences. This is wholly in line with global expectations.

Additionally, every pupil, every young man, is exposed to a range of sporting and cultural activities that expands his growth and potential. Going further, every boy is afforded various off-campus learning opportunities. These emphasize the acquisition of new skills, greater awareness of local and global issues, teamwork, social responsibility and emotional intelligence. Few schools of our genre offer this menu of opportunities that all result in the emergence of a young man, as equipped as possible for the demands of life after school. We can be proud of this and it underlines why our children and young people are welcomed wherever they go, despite the ironic implications for our national development.

Mr W. Annandale - Headmaster

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Good evening Honoured Guests, Mr. & Mrs. Crosland; Patrons; The Chairman and members of the Board of Governors; representatives of the Ministry of Education; visiting Heads; Johannians; parents, and boys of St John’s College.

Speech Night & Awards

St John’s Magazine 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Headmaster’s Address


Sitting through a Headmaster’s speech can either be quite a daunting academic exercise, full of sage words, advice and commentary, or simply a re-cap of the year’s achievements that most of you probably know about anyway. After all, in the era of instant information, there is more news available than ever before, right at your finger tips. That’s good, it means that I don’t have to go over all the stuff you have read already on e-mail, our website, Facebook pages, Twitter, Whatsapp, SMS, our school magazine and the like. Tonight I propose keeping this to the point by addressing the question we seek to have some sort of assurance on and that is, “How do we, St John’s College, measure up in global or even in regional terms?” After all, though you live here, you do have choices as to where your son could be educated. Across the world, education, its purpose, content and modalities, has seldom been under more scrutiny than it is today. Since many of our pupils leave the country almost immediately after school, as parents it is crucial that you believe that what happens here has complete relevance to what is expected of school leavers beyond our borders; that the experiences and qualifications obtained here are going to serve your son well, that they are going to give him a head start in what is an incredibly demanding and competitive world. As this is what you invest in, this belief is necessary if you are going to support this College. Having access to a world class education locally is a major incentive to stay in the country and to continue with your lives - if this were not the case, most of you would have moved on long ago. You need the assurance that this institution provides the level of service and quality of education that you would expect anywhere else - just as you would rely upon your doctor, lawyer, dentist, motor mechanic or builder to have the expertise required to deliver what you need and pay for. We live in globally challenging economic times. Many countries are seeking solutions to varying degrees of economic difficulty (including bankruptcy in some cases) and the resulting spectre of unemployment or under-employment, even with a supply of well educated people willing to work. Nowhere is this more obvious than here in our own country.

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It is unfortunate that any country facing serious economic challenges will lose many of its best trained people, people who have essential skills, who are lost to countries that had no part in providing that training and that consequently obtain these skills for free. Zimbabweans are known to be hard working, decent and law abiding. Normally, our people have a great deal of success finding work in other countries. This means that our educational system is doing something right and it starts here at schools like St John’s. We have large numbers of ex-pupils studying and working abroad, people who have gone on to succeed at universities and in the work place. Many of these people were educated right here. By extension, our academic, sporting and cultural options are therefore world class, producing what educationalists are seeking in many developing countries where their systems have ‘lost touch’ with what I would call ‘the winning formula’. This statement is borne out by the extensive coverage given to the changes that the UK government are making to their entire educational approach. This is spearheaded by the somewhat controversial Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, of whom many of you may have heard in the press. Many of Mr. Gove’s reformist ideas include things that we already take for granted here. Whilst we often think of ourselves as lagging behind the rest of the world, in the field of education this is not the case. Mr. Gove is, inter alia, advocating that examination standards be raised, that the modular GCSE system be scrapped in favour of a linear approach; that great literature, foreign languages and humanities are taught; that tougher standards in mathematics and the sciences be applied. He has bemoaned the dumbing down of standards and the lack of discipline in schools to the point where he advocates the screening of teacher trainees to assess their character and emotional intelligence. Much of the reforms and ethos Mr. Gove is striving to achieve are in line with the ‘Zimbabwean way’, as instilled at this College. We are fortunate to be offering the international IGCSE’s, AS and A levels - the very assessment process to which the UK

wishes to return domestically. We have a good sense of respect and discipline as well as a requirement that pupils participate in sporting and cultural pursuits. In this way, young people are taught respect and the value of team work as well as the sense that individual achievement is to be encouraged; one should have aspirations and dreams; one should strive to tap one’s own resources and to discover more about oneself as the journey of fulfilment begins from within. One wonders how many children and educators in developed countries would only dream about the extra mural opportunities, the holistic education, offered here? From sport to culture to outdoor learning, we have it all. Our pupils are assessed regularly and subject selection individualised from the results of DAT tests in Forms 2 and 4. In the Sixth Form, subject choice is aligned with ability and career / tertiary aspirations. Dedicated Deputy Headmasters monitor and mentor pupils throughout their learning careers. Staff are given the opportunity to train in the latest teaching techniques and Examination Board expectations. Our code of conduct and expectations reinforce a culture of respect for oneself and others. Sir Ken Robinson is a noted educational thinker and speaker. His TED talks have been viewed and downloaded over 10 million times. Much of what he says is absolutely relevant to any educational institution, mainly that the old approach of a “one size fits all” education is not working for many pupils all over the world. He states that, “Kids prosper best with a broad curriculum that celebrates their various talents, not just a small range of them.” Like us, he believes that education is organic and says that we should, “Give people a culture of a different sense of possibility, a different set of expectations, a broader range of opportunities; cherish and value the relationship between teachers and learners, offer people the discretion to be creative and to innovate in what they do - in this way schools that were once bereft spring to life. School leadership is about ‘climate control’ and not ‘command and control’”. Education is a human process, not an industrialised one based on finely tuned batches of data. Education is a human system and school culture, in its broadest sense, determines the conditions under which pupils thrive. The approach this College espouses - to use an organic metaphor - sees ourselves as farmers preparing the land, providing the inputs and the fertiliser as well as the water necessary for plants to grow and mature, each in its unique way.

Speech Night & Awards

Headmaster’s Address

We are not industrialists producing an item that starts at one end of a line with raw materials that emerge as a finished product, each exactly the same, at the other end.

Sir Ken stresses the need to get away from the widely prevalent educational model under which “teachers labour and students endure”.

In all that we are doing here, we strive to cultivate and not manufacture the education that our pupils receive, the education that our pupils receive, which is why it must be cherished and which is why our students are in such demand outside of these gates anywhere in the world. Every pupil has the opportunity to study a broad range of relevant subjects, across the spectrum of the humanities, arts and sciences. This is wholly in line with global expectations.

Additionally, every pupil, every young man, is exposed to a range of sporting and cultural activities that expands his growth and potential. Going further, every boy is afforded various off-campus learning opportunities. These emphasize the acquisition of new skills, greater awareness of local and global issues, teamwork, social responsibility and emotional intelligence. Few schools of our genre offer this menu of opportunities that all result in the emergence of a young man, as equipped as possible for the demands of life after school. We can be proud of this and it underlines why our children and young people are welcomed wherever they go, despite the ironic implications for our national development.

Mr W. Annandale - Headmaster

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St John’s Magazine 2013

Good evening Honoured Guests, Mr. & Mrs. Crosland; Patrons; The Chairman and members of the Board of Governors; representatives of the Ministry of Education; visiting Heads; Johannians; parents, and boys of St John’s College.

Speech Night & Awards

St John’s Magazine 2013

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Headmaster’s Address


Recognising this empowers the system and sets your children on the path to lifelong success. I thank our entire faculty for their dedication and commitment throughout this year. They genuinely care about each and every boy here as they strive to get the best out of each individual. Let us cherish and build this partnership. The future depends upon it. Have faith, have confidence. This is a world class institution of which we are very proud and it gets better every year. Your teachers are world class and your sons will be world class. As an indication of this I am proud to inform you that St John’s College has recently been awarded membership of the prestigious International Boys’ School Coalition - the IBSC. This is an exclusive global network of 260 top class boys’ schools, enabling us to gain access to international workshops and the opportunity to network with others as well as to make our unique contribution to best practice in education. We are the first CHISZ school to achieve this recognition and to be awarded membership.

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Radley College Eton College Harrow Affies Hilton College Michaelhouse Grey College Kearsney College KES - King Edward VII in Johannesburg St John’s College, Johannesburg St. Stithian’s St. Alban’s - Pretoria The fruits and benefits of this alliance and recognition will be seen in the years ahead. In closing, I would like to pay tribute to the Class of 2013 for the mature way in which they have conducted themselves this year. Gentlemen, it has been a pleasure working with you, seeing you give of your best in every sphere of College life. I am certain that you will succeed in whatever you choose to pursue after school. Remember that in life, “You make your own luck”, as Gary Player once said. After school, the demands on you will increase, so prepare to continue the work ethic that you have learnt here. I thank you.

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Other schools that are members include:

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On the other side of the equation, the investment that you make supports teachers - you cannot improve education unless you have the best people available. Teachers should be respected as professionals, because, as the CEO of ZIMTA, Mr. Sifiso Ndlovu, said succinctly, “Teaching is the mother of all professions.”

Speech Night & Awards

St John’s Magazine 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Headmaster’s Address


Recognising this empowers the system and sets your children on the path to lifelong success. I thank our entire faculty for their dedication and commitment throughout this year. They genuinely care about each and every boy here as they strive to get the best out of each individual. Let us cherish and build this partnership. The future depends upon it. Have faith, have confidence. This is a world class institution of which we are very proud and it gets better every year. Your teachers are world class and your sons will be world class. As an indication of this I am proud to inform you that St John’s College has recently been awarded membership of the prestigious International Boys’ School Coalition - the IBSC. This is an exclusive global network of 260 top class boys’ schools, enabling us to gain access to international workshops and the opportunity to network with others as well as to make our unique contribution to best practice in education. We are the first CHISZ school to achieve this recognition and to be awarded membership.

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Radley College Eton College Harrow Affies Hilton College Michaelhouse Grey College Kearsney College KES - King Edward VII in Johannesburg St John’s College, Johannesburg St. Stithian’s St. Alban’s - Pretoria The fruits and benefits of this alliance and recognition will be seen in the years ahead. In closing, I would like to pay tribute to the Class of 2013 for the mature way in which they have conducted themselves this year. Gentlemen, it has been a pleasure working with you, seeing you give of your best in every sphere of College life. I am certain that you will succeed in whatever you choose to pursue after school. Remember that in life, “You make your own luck”, as Gary Player once said. After school, the demands on you will increase, so prepare to continue the work ethic that you have learnt here. I thank you.

Speech Night & Awards

Other schools that are members include:

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On the other side of the equation, the investment that you make supports teachers - you cannot improve education unless you have the best people available. Teachers should be respected as professionals, because, as the CEO of ZIMTA, Mr. Sifiso Ndlovu, said succinctly, “Teaching is the mother of all professions.”

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St John’s Magazine 2013

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Headmaster’s Address


I stand here this evening with the feeling that I have fallen victim to the cruel inevitability of time. I told myself, almost exactly a year ago, that I would not fall into the trap of allowing the coming year to slip though my fingers like sand in an hourglass, and yet here I am, standing in this present reality, a little despondent at the realization that perhaps I could have savoured my time a little better before it escaped me. Despite this, I am calmed by what the famous Japanese author, Haruki Marukami, writing in his acclaimed novel, Kafka on the Shore, said: “no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.” And this is exactly how I feel: what has occurred during the past year is comparable to something infinitely tangible; a physical mass of some description which has weight, form and properties. And in a wider context, when I look back at my school life over the past six years, the analogy of a block of stone or marble comes to mind: a rough, jagged boulder which has slowly been chiselled into something which stands in its present form as a monument to my experiences as a St John’s boy. And now that it exists in its almost finished shape, I believe it can never erode, never be assigned to oblivion. The memories scored into it are permanent; each indentation is clear and crystalline. It has been such an incredible process of transformation and it saddens me to know that these are the last few words I will ever speak on behalf of this fine institution, but ladies and gentlemen, please allow me now to share some of my memories with you. The great Renaissance artist Michelangelo once said that “the marble not yet carved holds the form of any and every possibility.” When I entered the College as a form one I was young and impressionable and I guess my character could have been sculpted in any manner of ways. And yet, the one thing I have grown to realise beyond any doubt is that we are all ultimately shaped in one and the same manner. There is a certain common dimension to being what is termed a “John’s boy.” It is a singular vein which runs through us all; the sinew and fibre of our collective brotherhood which is typically characterised by a fierce loyalty to the green of our blazer, an intense devotion to the strident ram crest on our pockets and a unified passion for the elements of our common cause: in other words, and as our school mission statement says, to “be the best that we can be.” Michelangelo, perhaps the world’s greatest ever sculptor, also once said that “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Now I am not going to claim that I am an angel of any sort, but what I appreciate about those words is the notion

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that the guiding hand of the artist has the ability within him to create something of essence from an otherwise amorphous mass of nothing. This is how I feel about the life education I have received as a student of this institution. As the years went on I became aware that something – some educational element beyond my control – was chipping away at me, refining my character, shaping my very being. I like to think that this specific metaphysical force I refer to is akin to the unique and indelible spirit of St John’s itself. There is a certain air that fills the corridors, an atmosphere that seeps under your skin and slowly emboldens you to embrace the noble qualities of being a true St John’s man. There are traditions at this school which cut a permanent groove into your soul. They are the tools in the toolbox, if you like, which our great sculptor uses to knick and chip us into shape. None of us here would deny the feeling of frenzy stirred within us on a Friday after Sports Assembly, when we all huddle in a circle and scream our school war-cries with such thunderous volume that it sometimes feels as if the very rafters of this roof will begin to unhinge. I’ll personally never forget the occasions when those war-cries thumped through me before a sporting encounter against our great rivals St George’s and how their reverberations echoed in my heart as we played for the college. And who amongst us is not moved to the very heights of emotion when the sound of that rousing bagpipe skirl quivers our flesh into pinpricks and triggers off an unplaced nostalgia, hopelessly transporting us back to a different placeless century. The drummers wheel their sticks and that big bass drum booms through our very cores, and seems somehow to sit in our spines. And of course experiencing the piercing drone of a lone kilted piper playing the School Song on a frosty Friday morning in July or on those solemn occasions when it seems somehow that this is the only befitting sound in the whole entire world. Yes, all of these things are unique to our school. They are all part of what is constantly crafting us. And this leads me onto the past year. We have been blessed with some extremely talented sporting sides, a wealth of gifted individuals and some very strong leaders. One thing that has shone brightly has been the ability to always give of our best and I am very confident in claiming that this has been a stellar year for the College in many respects. To the whole of upper six, you have all impacted my life in some way or another. Hardly a day will go by in the years to come when I won’t recall the break time banter with the buggers, the rap battle parodies with Chilowa-Chilowa-Chilowa, dancing and beat boxing in the corridors with Sizwe, comparing quad

size with Kasu, lady talk with Simba, beating up Gona in the hallways and just the general conversations with all of you. I feel there are a few names from my fellow U6’s that need particular mention. To the Deputy Head Boy, Tafadzwa Mugova, you have been an outstanding example and leader. Working with you was an honour and I would like to thank you for all your help, especially when it came to speeches. Your dictionarylike vocabulary is definitely something I aspire to have. To the Prefect Body of 2013, it has been a busy year! But a year that I feel did the College proud. You were a diverse congregation of established gentlemen who all possess an abundance of admirable qualities I wish to have myself one day. Well done to you all. Bongani Moyo, Jason Murray and Piers Clinton, we have been in the same class since grade one and it has been one hell of a ride! Bonglaz, I will never forget our humour about “The Immigration” and how it’s always on your case. Muzza, you are such a talent, a true gentleman and there are some wise words that you shared with me one evening that I will never forget. Danger! Mouse, you are such a character and a loyal friend. To Bart Zwart and Glynne Rorke, you hazards made my time at the College an absolute nightmare: just kidding. I have some of the fondest memories with you guys after all the rugby and Waterpolo tours we have been on. Dombo, I know memory isn’t one of your strong points, but I hope you remember the times we have spent together. Swany, being in the same classes as you has been pretty damn cool. You are a fine 24-year old with exemplary qualities. You helped and taught me a lot this year, thank you for being such a lad. Finally Tadi, and Henerz – the “playas” – we have created a strong bond in the past few years and I most certainly hope that it lasts. I wish I could mention all of you, but unfortunately time is never on my side. Along with family, leaving you all is going to be one of the toughest challenges I face at the end of this year. We have always been there for each other in the multiple struggles we have faced as a form, and over the past year we have had to deal with the inextricable tragedy of death, which has befallen two of our finest comrades. Losing a very close friend and then losing an established sporting companion led me to believe that I was going to fall apart, but before I broke down, I was held up shoulder to shoulder by my College brothers. To me, this simply shows the bonds that are created when you are all hewed from the same mound of stone. It has been extremely tough to try to comprehend why these tragedies happen, and to be quite frank, it seems completely inept for me to even try to encapsulate this devastation in words. We can only have faith that it was His plan. Dean and Nick, you are always in our hearts, and you both left behind qualities that we aspire to have, but you also left inspiration that was a huge part of our success this year. Nathan Bailey and Greg Sprake, True College Boy and Sparky, thank you for being my Squacks this year. You are two very different people who will influence the College in a complementary manner in the years to come. Like we who have come before you, you too are slowly being shaped and chiselled into the men who will one day lead this great school. Make the most of your time here because before you know it, 2018 will be here and your time will be up.

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Address by the Headboy

Now to the people who take all slack from us half-witted boys: the teachers. On behalf of the school, I would like to say thank you for putting up with us all the time. It is not an easy task, and teaching is definitely an incredible talent. Personally I would like to thank beautiful Mrs. Conradie and mathematics mad Mrs. Brock for teaching me maths throughout the years, Mr. Muyedzwa for Physics and darling Mrs. Reed for geography. To Mr. Muyedzwa, I will never forget “your turn now” and “dosmestos” but I will also remember the day we saw “the other side” of you. I’m pretty sure Barry and Justin are still hesitant to miss another physics test. Now, to a man who featured in some of our Geo lessons to teach us about economies of scale. To give a description: he is a short man bearing a gift, he has a burner to burner smile and a head that is home to no more than five hairs, hence the name Madagascar. Some call him Stuj, others call him Vreid but to most of us, he is Mr. Oldreive. To the majority of the leavers, Tin-Tin is a part of many of their fondest memories at school, and it is very saddening to announce his departure at the end of this year. Mr. Oldreive, you are an inspiration, comedian, penguin and teacher all in one. Thank you for making our times at school that much better. You will be missed. Good luck in the future. To Mr. Sakala and Mr. Chikanda, you have kept the boys in order for as long as I can remember. In doing so, you have led by example and kept the College’s sought after reputation. Being cut in half by either of you was never an exciting experience. Mr Nel, I would like to thank you for organizing all our sporting fixtures this year. Without you, there would be complete chaos and we wouldn’t have fixtures to confront our rivals and show them who is boss. Mr. Milner, Daddy or Dip, you never failed to make me laugh this year. Thank you for always lightening my serious mood and giving me the odd inspirational talk. Finally to Mr. Hovelmeier, thank you for completely transforming the Sixth Form atmosphere and ethos for us arseholes. We have been so privileged to have access to a variety of luxuries to excel in studies and simply to enjoy our last two years at St John’s College. You always seek new ideas to improve the sixth form, and the school is very lucky to have someone like

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Good evening Mr and Mrs Crosland, Mr and Mrs Annandale, Members of the Board of Governors, staff, parents and my fellow students of St John’s College.

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I stand here this evening with the feeling that I have fallen victim to the cruel inevitability of time. I told myself, almost exactly a year ago, that I would not fall into the trap of allowing the coming year to slip though my fingers like sand in an hourglass, and yet here I am, standing in this present reality, a little despondent at the realization that perhaps I could have savoured my time a little better before it escaped me. Despite this, I am calmed by what the famous Japanese author, Haruki Marukami, writing in his acclaimed novel, Kafka on the Shore, said: “no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.” And this is exactly how I feel: what has occurred during the past year is comparable to something infinitely tangible; a physical mass of some description which has weight, form and properties. And in a wider context, when I look back at my school life over the past six years, the analogy of a block of stone or marble comes to mind: a rough, jagged boulder which has slowly been chiselled into something which stands in its present form as a monument to my experiences as a St John’s boy. And now that it exists in its almost finished shape, I believe it can never erode, never be assigned to oblivion. The memories scored into it are permanent; each indentation is clear and crystalline. It has been such an incredible process of transformation and it saddens me to know that these are the last few words I will ever speak on behalf of this fine institution, but ladies and gentlemen, please allow me now to share some of my memories with you. The great Renaissance artist Michelangelo once said that “the marble not yet carved holds the form of any and every possibility.” When I entered the College as a form one I was young and impressionable and I guess my character could have been sculpted in any manner of ways. And yet, the one thing I have grown to realise beyond any doubt is that we are all ultimately shaped in one and the same manner. There is a certain common dimension to being what is termed a “John’s boy.” It is a singular vein which runs through us all; the sinew and fibre of our collective brotherhood which is typically characterised by a fierce loyalty to the green of our blazer, an intense devotion to the strident ram crest on our pockets and a unified passion for the elements of our common cause: in other words, and as our school mission statement says, to “be the best that we can be.” Michelangelo, perhaps the world’s greatest ever sculptor, also once said that “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Now I am not going to claim that I am an angel of any sort, but what I appreciate about those words is the notion

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that the guiding hand of the artist has the ability within him to create something of essence from an otherwise amorphous mass of nothing. This is how I feel about the life education I have received as a student of this institution. As the years went on I became aware that something – some educational element beyond my control – was chipping away at me, refining my character, shaping my very being. I like to think that this specific metaphysical force I refer to is akin to the unique and indelible spirit of St John’s itself. There is a certain air that fills the corridors, an atmosphere that seeps under your skin and slowly emboldens you to embrace the noble qualities of being a true St John’s man. There are traditions at this school which cut a permanent groove into your soul. They are the tools in the toolbox, if you like, which our great sculptor uses to knick and chip us into shape. None of us here would deny the feeling of frenzy stirred within us on a Friday after Sports Assembly, when we all huddle in a circle and scream our school war-cries with such thunderous volume that it sometimes feels as if the very rafters of this roof will begin to unhinge. I’ll personally never forget the occasions when those war-cries thumped through me before a sporting encounter against our great rivals St George’s and how their reverberations echoed in my heart as we played for the college. And who amongst us is not moved to the very heights of emotion when the sound of that rousing bagpipe skirl quivers our flesh into pinpricks and triggers off an unplaced nostalgia, hopelessly transporting us back to a different placeless century. The drummers wheel their sticks and that big bass drum booms through our very cores, and seems somehow to sit in our spines. And of course experiencing the piercing drone of a lone kilted piper playing the School Song on a frosty Friday morning in July or on those solemn occasions when it seems somehow that this is the only befitting sound in the whole entire world. Yes, all of these things are unique to our school. They are all part of what is constantly crafting us. And this leads me onto the past year. We have been blessed with some extremely talented sporting sides, a wealth of gifted individuals and some very strong leaders. One thing that has shone brightly has been the ability to always give of our best and I am very confident in claiming that this has been a stellar year for the College in many respects. To the whole of upper six, you have all impacted my life in some way or another. Hardly a day will go by in the years to come when I won’t recall the break time banter with the buggers, the rap battle parodies with Chilowa-Chilowa-Chilowa, dancing and beat boxing in the corridors with Sizwe, comparing quad

size with Kasu, lady talk with Simba, beating up Gona in the hallways and just the general conversations with all of you. I feel there are a few names from my fellow U6’s that need particular mention. To the Deputy Head Boy, Tafadzwa Mugova, you have been an outstanding example and leader. Working with you was an honour and I would like to thank you for all your help, especially when it came to speeches. Your dictionarylike vocabulary is definitely something I aspire to have. To the Prefect Body of 2013, it has been a busy year! But a year that I feel did the College proud. You were a diverse congregation of established gentlemen who all possess an abundance of admirable qualities I wish to have myself one day. Well done to you all. Bongani Moyo, Jason Murray and Piers Clinton, we have been in the same class since grade one and it has been one hell of a ride! Bonglaz, I will never forget our humour about “The Immigration” and how it’s always on your case. Muzza, you are such a talent, a true gentleman and there are some wise words that you shared with me one evening that I will never forget. Danger! Mouse, you are such a character and a loyal friend. To Bart Zwart and Glynne Rorke, you hazards made my time at the College an absolute nightmare: just kidding. I have some of the fondest memories with you guys after all the rugby and Waterpolo tours we have been on. Dombo, I know memory isn’t one of your strong points, but I hope you remember the times we have spent together. Swany, being in the same classes as you has been pretty damn cool. You are a fine 24-year old with exemplary qualities. You helped and taught me a lot this year, thank you for being such a lad. Finally Tadi, and Henerz – the “playas” – we have created a strong bond in the past few years and I most certainly hope that it lasts. I wish I could mention all of you, but unfortunately time is never on my side. Along with family, leaving you all is going to be one of the toughest challenges I face at the end of this year. We have always been there for each other in the multiple struggles we have faced as a form, and over the past year we have had to deal with the inextricable tragedy of death, which has befallen two of our finest comrades. Losing a very close friend and then losing an established sporting companion led me to believe that I was going to fall apart, but before I broke down, I was held up shoulder to shoulder by my College brothers. To me, this simply shows the bonds that are created when you are all hewed from the same mound of stone. It has been extremely tough to try to comprehend why these tragedies happen, and to be quite frank, it seems completely inept for me to even try to encapsulate this devastation in words. We can only have faith that it was His plan. Dean and Nick, you are always in our hearts, and you both left behind qualities that we aspire to have, but you also left inspiration that was a huge part of our success this year. Nathan Bailey and Greg Sprake, True College Boy and Sparky, thank you for being my Squacks this year. You are two very different people who will influence the College in a complementary manner in the years to come. Like we who have come before you, you too are slowly being shaped and chiselled into the men who will one day lead this great school. Make the most of your time here because before you know it, 2018 will be here and your time will be up.

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Now to the people who take all slack from us half-witted boys: the teachers. On behalf of the school, I would like to say thank you for putting up with us all the time. It is not an easy task, and teaching is definitely an incredible talent. Personally I would like to thank beautiful Mrs. Conradie and mathematics mad Mrs. Brock for teaching me maths throughout the years, Mr. Muyedzwa for Physics and darling Mrs. Reed for geography. To Mr. Muyedzwa, I will never forget “your turn now” and “dosmestos” but I will also remember the day we saw “the other side” of you. I’m pretty sure Barry and Justin are still hesitant to miss another physics test. Now, to a man who featured in some of our Geo lessons to teach us about economies of scale. To give a description: he is a short man bearing a gift, he has a burner to burner smile and a head that is home to no more than five hairs, hence the name Madagascar. Some call him Stuj, others call him Vreid but to most of us, he is Mr. Oldreive. To the majority of the leavers, Tin-Tin is a part of many of their fondest memories at school, and it is very saddening to announce his departure at the end of this year. Mr. Oldreive, you are an inspiration, comedian, penguin and teacher all in one. Thank you for making our times at school that much better. You will be missed. Good luck in the future. To Mr. Sakala and Mr. Chikanda, you have kept the boys in order for as long as I can remember. In doing so, you have led by example and kept the College’s sought after reputation. Being cut in half by either of you was never an exciting experience. Mr Nel, I would like to thank you for organizing all our sporting fixtures this year. Without you, there would be complete chaos and we wouldn’t have fixtures to confront our rivals and show them who is boss. Mr. Milner, Daddy or Dip, you never failed to make me laugh this year. Thank you for always lightening my serious mood and giving me the odd inspirational talk. Finally to Mr. Hovelmeier, thank you for completely transforming the Sixth Form atmosphere and ethos for us arseholes. We have been so privileged to have access to a variety of luxuries to excel in studies and simply to enjoy our last two years at St John’s College. You always seek new ideas to improve the sixth form, and the school is very lucky to have someone like

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Good evening Mr and Mrs Crosland, Mr and Mrs Annandale, Members of the Board of Governors, staff, parents and my fellow students of St John’s College.

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To my loving family, who mean the world to me. Dad, it is said that a boy’s first hero is his father, and in my case, that could not be captured in a better way. You have always been there for me through thick and thin, you always put Mum, Ollie and me before yourself and you have taught me everything I know. I want to thank you for creating all the opportunities that I have come across. To go on so many tours and live the life I have has been made possible by you. Your hard work is definitely one of your greatest traits. Mum, Pistol Pete was lucky to find a special lady like you. Your generosity, kind heart and advice that only a mother could give have always helped me through difficult times. Even though your three boys tease you so much, we all love you dearly. Lastly I would like to thank my brother Ollie for being my role model through school. To have such a talented, humorous and caring sibling is all I could ever ask for in a brother. When you and Kristie left the school, it was never the same, but I will always look up to you Ollie, and thank you for being my best friend. L6, after having taken you on camp earlier this term, I feel confident to hand over the legacy of St John’s to your care. The L6 camp, one of the best St John’s College traditions, definitely brought your form together. The bonds you made over those few formative days are stronger than you know. Use them to your advantage and take the College to greater heights. As a form you will accomplish everything you want and this is evident in a quote I picked up through the year: “One alone is too small a number to achieve greatness.” Lower 6, your year

Upper six, our time has come to move on. Yes, it has been tough, but the way I see it is that the strongest metals are formed in the hottest fires. We have been prepared well by St John’s College, and we need to seize on this gift and carry it forward with us into our futures. Although we go in our own directions, I most certainly hope that our friendships remain strong. I will miss you. And now it remains for me to bid you all farewell. Throughout my speech I have employed the metaphor of the sculptor, if you like bent over his hunk of stone, hammering and hewing, striving to realise form from chaos, to release that ideal of an angel from his stony prison. The truth is that we are all our own ultimate sculptor, our own artist and artisan; we are each poised over our own lives with mallet and chisel in hand and our experiences through life are the blows that are struck upon us, and carved into us, and once a cut is made, once an incision is rendered, it can never be undone. Haruki Marukami was right: “memories can never be rubbed away.” Well I like to think of myself in these terms, as a sculptor who has been sculpting his own destiny these past six glorious years and now, in this very instant, in this precise moment in time as I come to the end of my tenure, I actually feel as if the last stroke of my own personal work in progress, my masterpiece, has been scored into me. At last it has been completed. And so I humbly stand before you today wearing the same green blazer that I entered The College in, and with truth and honour declare that there is a ram engraved on my heart. Thank you.

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will fly by, make lasting memories and keep the College’s high reputation. Remember that people close their ears to advice, but open their eyes to example. Good luck.

St John’s College Class of 2013

T. Chadwick (Headboy) & Mr N. Hovelmeier (Deputy Headmaster)

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you in charge. Personally, you have always given me sound advice when times were tough and you have also allowed me to express, from a students point of view, what we feel would benefit the school. For your endless help, support and dedication to the school I thank you.

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To my loving family, who mean the world to me. Dad, it is said that a boy’s first hero is his father, and in my case, that could not be captured in a better way. You have always been there for me through thick and thin, you always put Mum, Ollie and me before yourself and you have taught me everything I know. I want to thank you for creating all the opportunities that I have come across. To go on so many tours and live the life I have has been made possible by you. Your hard work is definitely one of your greatest traits. Mum, Pistol Pete was lucky to find a special lady like you. Your generosity, kind heart and advice that only a mother could give have always helped me through difficult times. Even though your three boys tease you so much, we all love you dearly. Lastly I would like to thank my brother Ollie for being my role model through school. To have such a talented, humorous and caring sibling is all I could ever ask for in a brother. When you and Kristie left the school, it was never the same, but I will always look up to you Ollie, and thank you for being my best friend. L6, after having taken you on camp earlier this term, I feel confident to hand over the legacy of St John’s to your care. The L6 camp, one of the best St John’s College traditions, definitely brought your form together. The bonds you made over those few formative days are stronger than you know. Use them to your advantage and take the College to greater heights. As a form you will accomplish everything you want and this is evident in a quote I picked up through the year: “One alone is too small a number to achieve greatness.” Lower 6, your year

Upper six, our time has come to move on. Yes, it has been tough, but the way I see it is that the strongest metals are formed in the hottest fires. We have been prepared well by St John’s College, and we need to seize on this gift and carry it forward with us into our futures. Although we go in our own directions, I most certainly hope that our friendships remain strong. I will miss you. And now it remains for me to bid you all farewell. Throughout my speech I have employed the metaphor of the sculptor, if you like bent over his hunk of stone, hammering and hewing, striving to realise form from chaos, to release that ideal of an angel from his stony prison. The truth is that we are all our own ultimate sculptor, our own artist and artisan; we are each poised over our own lives with mallet and chisel in hand and our experiences through life are the blows that are struck upon us, and carved into us, and once a cut is made, once an incision is rendered, it can never be undone. Haruki Marukami was right: “memories can never be rubbed away.” Well I like to think of myself in these terms, as a sculptor who has been sculpting his own destiny these past six glorious years and now, in this very instant, in this precise moment in time as I come to the end of my tenure, I actually feel as if the last stroke of my own personal work in progress, my masterpiece, has been scored into me. At last it has been completed. And so I humbly stand before you today wearing the same green blazer that I entered The College in, and with truth and honour declare that there is a ram engraved on my heart. Thank you.

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will fly by, make lasting memories and keep the College’s high reputation. Remember that people close their ears to advice, but open their eyes to example. Good luck.

St John’s College Class of 2013

T. Chadwick (Headboy) & Mr N. Hovelmeier (Deputy Headmaster)

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you in charge. Personally, you have always given me sound advice when times were tough and you have also allowed me to express, from a students point of view, what we feel would benefit the school. For your endless help, support and dedication to the school I thank you.

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Back row: S. Du Preez, N. Naik, C. Chilowa, B. Vickery. Front row: T. Matthews, Mr. A. Sakala (Deputy Headmaster Staff & Faculty Affairs), Cav. C. Trinci (Deputy Headmaster Forms 1 - 4), D. de Jong (Chairman), T. Chadwick (President), Mr. W. Annandale (Headmaster), Mr. N. Hovelmeier (Deputy Headmaster 6th Form), T. Cochrane.

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T. Chadwick (Headboy), Mr. W. Annandale (Headmaster), Mr. N. Hovelmeier (Deputy Headmaster), K. Burger, T. Kwaramba, J. Whitaker.

Back row: B. Zwart, D. Sheehan, C. Sinclair, J. Murray, T. Parirenyatwa, D. de Jong, P. Machekera, N. Khaminwa, M. Mbudzi, D. Shah, R. Mberi, J. Swan. Front row: B. Chihota, H. Joscelyne, N. Crowley, Cav. C. Trinci (Deputy Headmaster), Mr. A. Sakala (Deputy Headmaster), T. Mugova (Deputy Headboy),

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College Prefects of 2013


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Back row: S. Du Preez, N. Naik, C. Chilowa, B. Vickery. Front row: T. Matthews, Mr. A. Sakala (Deputy Headmaster Staff & Faculty Affairs), Cav. C. Trinci (Deputy Headmaster Forms 1 - 4), D. de Jong (Chairman), T. Chadwick (President), Mr. W. Annandale (Headmaster), Mr. N. Hovelmeier (Deputy Headmaster 6th Form), T. Cochrane.

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T. Chadwick (Headboy), Mr. W. Annandale (Headmaster), Mr. N. Hovelmeier (Deputy Headmaster), K. Burger, T. Kwaramba, J. Whitaker.

Back row: B. Zwart, D. Sheehan, C. Sinclair, J. Murray, T. Parirenyatwa, D. de Jong, P. Machekera, N. Khaminwa, M. Mbudzi, D. Shah, R. Mberi, J. Swan. Front row: B. Chihota, H. Joscelyne, N. Crowley, Cav. C. Trinci (Deputy Headmaster), Mr. A. Sakala (Deputy Headmaster), T. Mugova (Deputy Headboy),

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College Prefects of 2013


Mrs Diana Mary Ida Hale

The recipient of this prestigious award is a former Head Girl of Chisipite Senior School and afterwards worked as a Personal Assistant before running her own catering company. She has since devoted her time to raising her two boys as well as engaging in extensive community work. Indeed, giving to those who are less fortunate has indeed been a hallmark of this highly charitable and energetically motivated lady. She has been the Chairlady for an organisation called SOAP which supports old-age pensioners. In addition, her passion for sport has also seen her give her time in the service of rugby, where she has managed the Zimbabwe U20 National side for the past five years and is currently serving as the Executive VicePresident of Zimbabwe Rugby.

During the College’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 2011, she was instrumental in organising the Anniversary Banquet at Wild Geese. She also helped to organise the College’s first T20 cricket tournament, an event which has become a highlight fixture in the calendar. Perhaps her most prodigious efforts have been spent in the exhaustive role of being Chief Coordinator of the annual St John’s Spring Fair, a mammoth undertaking which nonetheless has proven to be an essential fund-raiser for the improvement and development of the College as a whole. In recent years profits from the Fair have provided funding for several smart-boards, classroom upgrades, the Mac Laboratory, the development of the 6th Form Study Centre, refurbishments of the Reception area, the bursar’s office and the staff room, to mention just a few.

The recipient of this prestigious award was born in what was then Salisbury and attended the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland between 1963 and 1965 where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree, majoring in French. In 1976 she returned to study at the University of Rhodesia when she obtained a Graduate Certificate in Education with a Distinction in Educational Practice. After obtaining her GCE she taught at the Dominican Convent in Harare between 1977 and 1984 where she held the post as Head of French, and between 1985 and 2000 she taught at Arundel School where she also served as Head of Department. She served as President of the Zimbabwe French Teachers Association between 1989 and 1992. A true multi-linguist, she not only speaks French and English, but Portuguese, Greek and Spanish as well.

Fun, gregarious and enthused with a sense of warmth, wit and candour, tonight’s recipient has been a face of comfort and assurance for the staff contingent at large. Her presence around the College, flanked by her many wonderful PLC helpers and volunteers, always guarantees that things are quietly being done with a sense of style, class, panache and the unflinching standards of excellence which St John’s has always aspired to maintain. Tonight we honour a lady who has been associated with serving the school for the past ten years. A devoted wife to Gary and an exceptional mother to her two sons Raymond and David, St John’s has also always held a close affiliation in her heart.

In September 2001, our recipient was appointed by then Headmaster Anthony Eysele to a full academic post within the St John’s French department, teaching the language across the entire school. The following year she undertook to become involved with the inception of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and assumed special responsibility for the discipline and pastoral care of the new arrivals of girls into the College, ensuring their integration into a bawdy boys’ school was as seamless as possible. She also assumed the teaching of Higher Level, Standard Level and Ab Initio French within the diploma curriculum. At the end of 2004, the post of IB Coordinator fell vacant and the position was thereafter filled by our recipient for the next eight years until the programme was discontinued at the end of 2012. Her promotion to Mistress-in-Charge of the IB came in early 2005, a position which required her to sit on the College’s Management Committee and attend meetings in which the overall direction of the College as an educational institution was decided and implemented. Over the years at the College, she attended various workshops and professional development courses in Windhoek, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Mombasa. In addition to her senior role, she continued to teach French to examination classes, teach Theory of Knowledge, supervise Extended Essays and become involved with the current 6th Form Enrichment

Therefore in recognition of her many years of service, but also honouring and saluting the invaluable work of the entire Parents Liaison Committee and all who have served on this vital entity over the recent years, the College is proud today to bestow its highest honour of a Johannian Award on:

MRS COLLEEN MAY DE JONG

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Programme. During her long career she has also assisted with bereavement counselling and career advice.

After the IB came to an end, her role evolved to include assisting the Examinations Officer as well as the crucial role of mentoring, evaluating and advising the teaching staff of the faculty. This vital work has helped to ensure and promote accountability and quality control across the College’s academic departments at a time when leading institutions such as St John’s are currently seen to be leading the way in their innovative and progressive approach to assuring desirable outcomes to modern education. Our recipient’s tenure as Head of the IB Programme was phenomenally successful and saw this unique and much sought-after qualification become the envy of many schools and a flagship cornerstone of excellence in Zimbabwean education. Regularly able to draw the very best young academic minds around, her progeny not only excelled here at St John’s but have gone on to attend and graduate from some of the world’s finest tertiary institutions; universities which include amongst them Oxford, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Brown, Stanford, St Andrew’s and have even produced a home-grown St John’s Rhodes Scholar in ex-2006 IB student, Khameer Kidia. Cultivating a formidable reputation for academic rigour and unquestionable scholarship, her manner has always been firm but incredibly caring; her intelligence bristles and her humour cuts an often sardonic sway through even the most daunting situation. Moreover, as her affectionate nickname encapsulates, years after they have fled the nest her former students keep in regular contact and are often seen to be circling in on the school to pay a fond courtesy call on their “Mother Hen.” Therefore in recognition of her many years of service to education in Zimbabwe, but particularly to St John’s, the College is proud today to bestow its highest honour of a Johannian Award on:

MRS DIANA MARY IDA HALE

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It is with her long-standing association with the St John’s schools, however, that she will be most familiar to many in our fraternity. She served as Chairlady of the St John’s Prep Parents Liaison Committee from 2004 until 2007, during which time she helped to organise the Prep’s Jubilee Celebrations. She has been Chairperson of the College PLC from 2008 until the present and during her tenure her energy, drive and vast organisational skills have seen a multitude of projects and functions being undertaken all for the benefit of the College and its students. She has arranged flowers, teas and snacks at countless school functions, including the annual Christmas treat of sherry and mince pies which have been enjoyed by many elderly in the community. She has helped organise gifts, food and entertainment for the Ground Staff Children’s annual Christmas Party, bringing joy and good cheer to the other children St John’s has within her midst. She was the driving force behind coordinating the Touch of Class and All That Jazz concerts in 2010 and 2011 which gave a stylish platform to our budding musicians, singers and performers.

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Mrs Diana Mary Ida Hale

The recipient of this prestigious award is a former Head Girl of Chisipite Senior School and afterwards worked as a Personal Assistant before running her own catering company. She has since devoted her time to raising her two boys as well as engaging in extensive community work. Indeed, giving to those who are less fortunate has indeed been a hallmark of this highly charitable and energetically motivated lady. She has been the Chairlady for an organisation called SOAP which supports old-age pensioners. In addition, her passion for sport has also seen her give her time in the service of rugby, where she has managed the Zimbabwe U20 National side for the past five years and is currently serving as the Executive VicePresident of Zimbabwe Rugby.

During the College’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 2011, she was instrumental in organising the Anniversary Banquet at Wild Geese. She also helped to organise the College’s first T20 cricket tournament, an event which has become a highlight fixture in the calendar. Perhaps her most prodigious efforts have been spent in the exhaustive role of being Chief Coordinator of the annual St John’s Spring Fair, a mammoth undertaking which nonetheless has proven to be an essential fund-raiser for the improvement and development of the College as a whole. In recent years profits from the Fair have provided funding for several smart-boards, classroom upgrades, the Mac Laboratory, the development of the 6th Form Study Centre, refurbishments of the Reception area, the bursar’s office and the staff room, to mention just a few.

The recipient of this prestigious award was born in what was then Salisbury and attended the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland between 1963 and 1965 where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree, majoring in French. In 1976 she returned to study at the University of Rhodesia when she obtained a Graduate Certificate in Education with a Distinction in Educational Practice. After obtaining her GCE she taught at the Dominican Convent in Harare between 1977 and 1984 where she held the post as Head of French, and between 1985 and 2000 she taught at Arundel School where she also served as Head of Department. She served as President of the Zimbabwe French Teachers Association between 1989 and 1992. A true multi-linguist, she not only speaks French and English, but Portuguese, Greek and Spanish as well.

Fun, gregarious and enthused with a sense of warmth, wit and candour, tonight’s recipient has been a face of comfort and assurance for the staff contingent at large. Her presence around the College, flanked by her many wonderful PLC helpers and volunteers, always guarantees that things are quietly being done with a sense of style, class, panache and the unflinching standards of excellence which St John’s has always aspired to maintain. Tonight we honour a lady who has been associated with serving the school for the past ten years. A devoted wife to Gary and an exceptional mother to her two sons Raymond and David, St John’s has also always held a close affiliation in her heart.

In September 2001, our recipient was appointed by then Headmaster Anthony Eysele to a full academic post within the St John’s French department, teaching the language across the entire school. The following year she undertook to become involved with the inception of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and assumed special responsibility for the discipline and pastoral care of the new arrivals of girls into the College, ensuring their integration into a bawdy boys’ school was as seamless as possible. She also assumed the teaching of Higher Level, Standard Level and Ab Initio French within the diploma curriculum. At the end of 2004, the post of IB Coordinator fell vacant and the position was thereafter filled by our recipient for the next eight years until the programme was discontinued at the end of 2012. Her promotion to Mistress-in-Charge of the IB came in early 2005, a position which required her to sit on the College’s Management Committee and attend meetings in which the overall direction of the College as an educational institution was decided and implemented. Over the years at the College, she attended various workshops and professional development courses in Windhoek, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Mombasa. In addition to her senior role, she continued to teach French to examination classes, teach Theory of Knowledge, supervise Extended Essays and become involved with the current 6th Form Enrichment

Therefore in recognition of her many years of service, but also honouring and saluting the invaluable work of the entire Parents Liaison Committee and all who have served on this vital entity over the recent years, the College is proud today to bestow its highest honour of a Johannian Award on:

MRS COLLEEN MAY DE JONG

Mrs C. de Jong and Mr W. Annandale

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Mrs Colleen May de Jong

Programme. During her long career she has also assisted with bereavement counselling and career advice.

After the IB came to an end, her role evolved to include assisting the Examinations Officer as well as the crucial role of mentoring, evaluating and advising the teaching staff of the faculty. This vital work has helped to ensure and promote accountability and quality control across the College’s academic departments at a time when leading institutions such as St John’s are currently seen to be leading the way in their innovative and progressive approach to assuring desirable outcomes to modern education. Our recipient’s tenure as Head of the IB Programme was phenomenally successful and saw this unique and much sought-after qualification become the envy of many schools and a flagship cornerstone of excellence in Zimbabwean education. Regularly able to draw the very best young academic minds around, her progeny not only excelled here at St John’s but have gone on to attend and graduate from some of the world’s finest tertiary institutions; universities which include amongst them Oxford, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Brown, Stanford, St Andrew’s and have even produced a home-grown St John’s Rhodes Scholar in ex-2006 IB student, Khameer Kidia. Cultivating a formidable reputation for academic rigour and unquestionable scholarship, her manner has always been firm but incredibly caring; her intelligence bristles and her humour cuts an often sardonic sway through even the most daunting situation. Moreover, as her affectionate nickname encapsulates, years after they have fled the nest her former students keep in regular contact and are often seen to be circling in on the school to pay a fond courtesy call on their “Mother Hen.” Therefore in recognition of her many years of service to education in Zimbabwe, but particularly to St John’s, the College is proud today to bestow its highest honour of a Johannian Award on:

MRS DIANA MARY IDA HALE

Mrs D. Hale and Mr W. Annandale

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It is with her long-standing association with the St John’s schools, however, that she will be most familiar to many in our fraternity. She served as Chairlady of the St John’s Prep Parents Liaison Committee from 2004 until 2007, during which time she helped to organise the Prep’s Jubilee Celebrations. She has been Chairperson of the College PLC from 2008 until the present and during her tenure her energy, drive and vast organisational skills have seen a multitude of projects and functions being undertaken all for the benefit of the College and its students. She has arranged flowers, teas and snacks at countless school functions, including the annual Christmas treat of sherry and mince pies which have been enjoyed by many elderly in the community. She has helped organise gifts, food and entertainment for the Ground Staff Children’s annual Christmas Party, bringing joy and good cheer to the other children St John’s has within her midst. She was the driving force behind coordinating the Touch of Class and All That Jazz concerts in 2010 and 2011 which gave a stylish platform to our budding musicians, singers and performers.

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He was a member of the school choirs, and worked backstage on the 2008 production of ‘Free to Be’ and as a lighting and sound technician for the 2009 production of ‘Power of One’. As a bass guitarist he was part of the ensemble which performed the entire score of the 2012 production of the rock-opera ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. He has been a pivotal member of the school’s electric and jazz bands and performed regularly on stage and in many musical accompaniments. As an ethno-musician he has been remarkably distinguished. As far back as his junior year he was winning Honours awards at the annual Eisteddfods for his marimba playing, both as a soloist, a duet player and as part of the marimba ensemble. This included winning trophies in 2011 as part of a celebrated marimba trio, a feat which was repeated in 2012 when the College’s marimba ensemble won the Best Overall Performance Trophy at that year’s Eisteddfod. This year he won the Marimba Solo Cup and the Marimba Trio Cup. It is as an orator, however, that this year’s recipient has truly shone. He has participated in many Speech and Drama Festivals,

In 2010 he was the youngest founding member of the Model United Nations Society and today he serves as its current Deputy Secretary General. As a debator of great skill and acumen, he has won countless Best Speaker accolades in debating competitions and fixtures and he has also put his oratory skills to good use in the service of the school, acting as Master of Ceremonies for several important school functions, including the annual Quaiche day and the 6th Form Induction Ceremony.

He has been a regular member of the athletics team in which he holds Half-Colours. He has represented the 1st team basketball since 2010 and in 2011 was selected as the Zimbabwe U16 basketball captain. He was awarded full basketball Colours this year and has continued to play for the team up until this very afternoon’s match versus Prince Edward. His initial first XV rugby cap came as far back as 2011. In 2012 and 2013 he was selected to represent Zimbabwe at the U18 Craven Week in South Africa. Currently he is the most capped

Salver for Service to the College For his outstanding leadership and service to the school throughout his tenure as Prefect and Pipe Major, the Salver for Service to the College is awarded to Jonathan Whitaker.

This year, our recipient, as well as serving as Deputy Headboy of the College, has also fulfilled roles as Head of Culture, Head of Music and Ethnomusicology, President of the Debating Society and Captain of Chess. He wears the prestigious Three Colours Tie and is only one of a handful of students in the College’s history to hold five full College Colours in Academics, Debating, Music, Model United Nations and Public Speaking. For all these outstanding achievements in the cultural field over a number of years but more particularly for his contribution to College cultural life in 2013, the award of Athene Cup for Cultural Person of the Year goes to:

Tafadzwa Mugova

Sportsman of the Year 2013

Our St John’s College Sportsman of the Year for 2013 is a highly versatile competitor who has harvested his natural athletic ability over the years to produce some truly breath-taking performances in the service of the teams he has represented and his school at large.

Jonathan Whitaker

Jason Murray

Craig Ralph Memorial Trophy Awarded to the boy in Upper 6 who has played games with the most whole-hearted enthusiasm, enjoyment, determination and the greatest sense of sportsmanship. The trophy this year is presented to a loyal 1st Team Captain of Cricket and Hockey, and a worthy recipient of a sportsmanship award – Jason Murray

Barry Vickery

Student’s Student Award Introduced by the Interact Society and Leavers of 2007, and voted on by the Upper 6th students, the recipient this year is Barry Vickery.

The “Golden Ram” award is made to the Best All-Round Student in the fields of Academics, Sport and Culture. This year’s winner is an academic achiever who has consistently ranked in the top ten of the GPA system throughout the year Thomas Chadwick and is the Ryan Vickery Trophy second person in the history of the College to receive the prestigious Black Blazer. He is the Captain of the Water Polo 1st Team, Vice-Captain of the Athletics Team, and has served as Chairman of the Student Council of 2013. This year’s Golden Ram award is made to our 2013 Headboy, Thomas Chadwick.

1st team rugby player within the College, but his versatility also extends to the 7’s version of the game where he was selected to represent Zimbabwe for the U19 7’s Craven Week as well. He was awarded full Colours for Rugby and Rukudzo Gona Rugby 7’s and thus is one of only Sportsman of the Year a handful of students currently entitled to wear the prestigious Three Colours Tie. Therefore, in recognition of his talents, achievements and service to sport at St John’s, our Sportsman of the Year for 2013 is:

Rukudzo Gona

Dustin Sheehan

GPA College Valedictorian

Speech Night & Awards

winning Honours for the recitation of poetry and monologues and in 2012 he was invited to deliver his rendition of the late, great Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘Digging’ at the Tafadzwa Mugova NIAA Final Honours Concert. He was Cultural Person of the Year the runner-up in the Intermediate section of the Public Speaking Championships in 2011, and school senior Public Speaking Champion in 2012 and 2013. This year he also won the Harare semi-final section of the InterSchools Public Speaking Competition and was placed runnerup in the Harare final.

Chad Sinclair

Tapiwanashe Ben Siyakwazi Award

Presented in memory of a former student of the College and awarded to the student in the U6 who displays the greatest level of commitment and endeavour to their school life. The award this year goes to Chad Sinclair.

Brandon Chihota and Justin Swan - The Gars Charger Trophy Awarded this year to two boys in Upper 6 at the College, who have shown outstanding qualities of honour, chivalry and valour; in other words these two boys, whose gentlemanly conduct, in the true sense of the word, has distinguished them above their peers. We are honoured to present this distinguished accolade to Brandon Chihota and Justin Swan.

Nyanga

Foundation Cup

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The recipient of this year’s prestigious Athene Cup for Cultural Person of the Year boasts one of the most extensive and distinguished cultural profiles in the College’s recent history. A multi-talented young man, he has showcased his diversity and truly excelled in a number of cultural disciplines.

Speech Night & Awards

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Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Cultural Person of the Year

From Form one he was active in many arenas and for the past six years his commitment to his dedicated pursuits has remained loyal and unflinching. A leading academic of his year-group, Chess has always been a natural forte for him to channel his mathematical abilities. He was appointed to the Senior Chess team as far back as 2008 and by 2009 was already playing at Board One, a position he has held since then. As a writer he has won numerous Honours grades in the National Institute of the Allied Arts Literary Festival. He has also been an active member of a highly successful school’s Quiz Team for several years.

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He was a member of the school choirs, and worked backstage on the 2008 production of ‘Free to Be’ and as a lighting and sound technician for the 2009 production of ‘Power of One’. As a bass guitarist he was part of the ensemble which performed the entire score of the 2012 production of the rock-opera ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. He has been a pivotal member of the school’s electric and jazz bands and performed regularly on stage and in many musical accompaniments. As an ethno-musician he has been remarkably distinguished. As far back as his junior year he was winning Honours awards at the annual Eisteddfods for his marimba playing, both as a soloist, a duet player and as part of the marimba ensemble. This included winning trophies in 2011 as part of a celebrated marimba trio, a feat which was repeated in 2012 when the College’s marimba ensemble won the Best Overall Performance Trophy at that year’s Eisteddfod. This year he won the Marimba Solo Cup and the Marimba Trio Cup. It is as an orator, however, that this year’s recipient has truly shone. He has participated in many Speech and Drama Festivals,

In 2010 he was the youngest founding member of the Model United Nations Society and today he serves as its current Deputy Secretary General. As a debator of great skill and acumen, he has won countless Best Speaker accolades in debating competitions and fixtures and he has also put his oratory skills to good use in the service of the school, acting as Master of Ceremonies for several important school functions, including the annual Quaiche day and the 6th Form Induction Ceremony.

He has been a regular member of the athletics team in which he holds Half-Colours. He has represented the 1st team basketball since 2010 and in 2011 was selected as the Zimbabwe U16 basketball captain. He was awarded full basketball Colours this year and has continued to play for the team up until this very afternoon’s match versus Prince Edward. His initial first XV rugby cap came as far back as 2011. In 2012 and 2013 he was selected to represent Zimbabwe at the U18 Craven Week in South Africa. Currently he is the most capped

Salver for Service to the College For his outstanding leadership and service to the school throughout his tenure as Prefect and Pipe Major, the Salver for Service to the College is awarded to Jonathan Whitaker.

This year, our recipient, as well as serving as Deputy Headboy of the College, has also fulfilled roles as Head of Culture, Head of Music and Ethnomusicology, President of the Debating Society and Captain of Chess. He wears the prestigious Three Colours Tie and is only one of a handful of students in the College’s history to hold five full College Colours in Academics, Debating, Music, Model United Nations and Public Speaking. For all these outstanding achievements in the cultural field over a number of years but more particularly for his contribution to College cultural life in 2013, the award of Athene Cup for Cultural Person of the Year goes to:

Tafadzwa Mugova

Sportsman of the Year 2013

Our St John’s College Sportsman of the Year for 2013 is a highly versatile competitor who has harvested his natural athletic ability over the years to produce some truly breath-taking performances in the service of the teams he has represented and his school at large.

Jonathan Whitaker

Jason Murray

Craig Ralph Memorial Trophy Awarded to the boy in Upper 6 who has played games with the most whole-hearted enthusiasm, enjoyment, determination and the greatest sense of sportsmanship. The trophy this year is presented to a loyal 1st Team Captain of Cricket and Hockey, and a worthy recipient of a sportsmanship award – Jason Murray

Barry Vickery

Student’s Student Award Introduced by the Interact Society and Leavers of 2007, and voted on by the Upper 6th students, the recipient this year is Barry Vickery.

The “Golden Ram” award is made to the Best All-Round Student in the fields of Academics, Sport and Culture. This year’s winner is an academic achiever who has consistently ranked in the top ten of the GPA system throughout the year Thomas Chadwick and is the Ryan Vickery Trophy second person in the history of the College to receive the prestigious Black Blazer. He is the Captain of the Water Polo 1st Team, Vice-Captain of the Athletics Team, and has served as Chairman of the Student Council of 2013. This year’s Golden Ram award is made to our 2013 Headboy, Thomas Chadwick.

1st team rugby player within the College, but his versatility also extends to the 7’s version of the game where he was selected to represent Zimbabwe for the U19 7’s Craven Week as well. He was awarded full Colours for Rugby and Rukudzo Gona Rugby 7’s and thus is one of only Sportsman of the Year a handful of students currently entitled to wear the prestigious Three Colours Tie. Therefore, in recognition of his talents, achievements and service to sport at St John’s, our Sportsman of the Year for 2013 is:

Rukudzo Gona

Dustin Sheehan

GPA College Valedictorian

Speech Night & Awards

winning Honours for the recitation of poetry and monologues and in 2012 he was invited to deliver his rendition of the late, great Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘Digging’ at the Tafadzwa Mugova NIAA Final Honours Concert. He was Cultural Person of the Year the runner-up in the Intermediate section of the Public Speaking Championships in 2011, and school senior Public Speaking Champion in 2012 and 2013. This year he also won the Harare semi-final section of the InterSchools Public Speaking Competition and was placed runnerup in the Harare final.

Chad Sinclair

Tapiwanashe Ben Siyakwazi Award

Presented in memory of a former student of the College and awarded to the student in the U6 who displays the greatest level of commitment and endeavour to their school life. The award this year goes to Chad Sinclair.

Brandon Chihota and Justin Swan - The Gars Charger Trophy Awarded this year to two boys in Upper 6 at the College, who have shown outstanding qualities of honour, chivalry and valour; in other words these two boys, whose gentlemanly conduct, in the true sense of the word, has distinguished them above their peers. We are honoured to present this distinguished accolade to Brandon Chihota and Justin Swan.

Nyanga

Foundation Cup

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The recipient of this year’s prestigious Athene Cup for Cultural Person of the Year boasts one of the most extensive and distinguished cultural profiles in the College’s recent history. A multi-talented young man, he has showcased his diversity and truly excelled in a number of cultural disciplines.

Speech Night & Awards

St John’s Magazine 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Cultural Person of the Year

From Form one he was active in many arenas and for the past six years his commitment to his dedicated pursuits has remained loyal and unflinching. A leading academic of his year-group, Chess has always been a natural forte for him to channel his mathematical abilities. He was appointed to the Senior Chess team as far back as 2008 and by 2009 was already playing at Board One, a position he has held since then. As a writer he has won numerous Honours grades in the National Institute of the Allied Arts Literary Festival. He has also been an active member of a highly successful school’s Quiz Team for several years.

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Firstly to the teachers. I’m not so sure if it’s been you who have had to put up with us or we who have had to put up with you, but regardless, these last few years have been a memorable journey that we have undertaken together. Although we seldom realize it, your lessons go far deeper than differentiation and factorisation, or radioactive decay and intermolecular bonding. It is your teachings of respect, discipline and hard work that are an indisputable influence on our development into young men and your traits of diligence, patience and devotion that are an indispensable guide on the path to reaching our full potential. Your unceasing guidance is the cornerstone upon which our progress rests, and it is for this unwavering support that we are forever indebted to you. Secondly to the parents. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the boys when I say that the part you play in our lives is second to none. Always by our side, ready to pick us up and dust us off. Always waiting with soothing words to soften life’s blows. Whenever we struggle you’re at our back pushing us onwards, whenever we feel despondent you’re at our side encouraging us, and whenever we lose our way you stand before us, ready to lead us down the right path. You are the one constant: never

changing, never faltering. The lessons you have delicately inscribed on the tablets of our heart will guide us long after we have left home and started forging our own destinies. It is for this support coupled with your boundless love that we can never thank you enough. Lastly I want to mention the friends with whom I have had the privilege of sharing these past years. Together we have been through it all. We have shared laughter and tears, exchanged criticism and compliments, and faced both success and failure. But always we have stood strong. Every trial has served only to bring us closer and every accomplishment has succeeded only in strengthening our belief that when united we can achieve anything. Regardless of whether the memory of our time together fades, the footprints we have left in each other’s hearts and the imprints we have created in each other’s personalities will never be obscured.

Dustin Sheehan & David Whitaker

Ryan Wilson - Achievement in Literature & Thomas Cochrane - Effort & Application in Literature

David de Jong & Kurt Burger

Panashe Bera - CBZ Bank Trophy for Best L6 Mathematics Student

Ammaar Adam

David Smith

Leslie Jellicoe

David de Jong

Panashe Bera - CBZ Bank Trophy

Best A Level Mathematics Student

So thanks to you the parents, teachers and friends that have gathered here this evening. Without you the work that this school does would not be possible. Only by your unceasing efforts is St John’s able to nurture the fine young men it is renowned for. It seems that no degree of gratitude will ever compensate you for the work that you have done and continue to do in making an otherwise good institution, truly great. Dustin Sheehan

Dustin Sheehan GPA College Valedictorian

Mikhail Suliman Cup

Speech Day Trophies

NICOZ Zawadi Mayeka Economous David Smith CBZ Bank Cup Rufaro Mberi Techfin Research Tatenda Bandama Biology Thobile Mawerera Chemistry Panashe Bera Physics Panashe Bera Mikhail Suliman Ammaar Adam Maths F4 Sizhan Xu Maths L6 Panashe Bera Maths U6 Dustin Sheehan / Jonathan Whitaker

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Academic Cups: Outstanding Vocalist Leslie Jellicoe Warren Watkins Tafadzwa Mugova Overall Performance Shield Jonathan Whitaker Adam Neil Reece Williams Effort & App in Literature Thomas Cochrane Achievement in Literature Ryan Wilson Harrison Cup Best Artist Russell Easterbrook CBZ Trophy David de Jong / Kurt Burger NIAA Centenary David de Jong Davis Award Panashe Bera Walsh Award Panashe Bera Dux of College Jake Mallon / Dayne Ettrick Foundation Cup Nyanga

Most Outstanding Vocalist

NIAA Centenary Cup

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CBZ Trophy for Most Outstanding Progress & Commitment for A Level Studies in Art

Economous Trophy

for Best L6 Physics Student

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Good evening parents, teachers and fellow students of St John’s College.

Good evening parents, teachers and fellow students of St John’s College. It gives me great honour to deliver a short speech to you this evening. My time spent at the college has slowly led me to realize that none of us live in a vacuum and that it is the presence of influential individuals in our lives that moulds us into the unique characters that we are. It is only by observing the actions of those around us that we begin to model our own habits in the hope of bettering ourselves. And it is only through the incessant advice and admonishment of those closest to us that we can grow to be the best that we can be. So given this opportunity to say a few words I would like to devote my time to thanking all those people that have made the lives of the young students gathered here both enjoyable and purposeful.

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Speech Night & Awards

GPA Valedictorian Speech


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Firstly to the teachers. I’m not so sure if it’s been you who have had to put up with us or we who have had to put up with you, but regardless, these last few years have been a memorable journey that we have undertaken together. Although we seldom realize it, your lessons go far deeper than differentiation and factorisation, or radioactive decay and intermolecular bonding. It is your teachings of respect, discipline and hard work that are an indisputable influence on our development into young men and your traits of diligence, patience and devotion that are an indispensable guide on the path to reaching our full potential. Your unceasing guidance is the cornerstone upon which our progress rests, and it is for this unwavering support that we are forever indebted to you. Secondly to the parents. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the boys when I say that the part you play in our lives is second to none. Always by our side, ready to pick us up and dust us off. Always waiting with soothing words to soften life’s blows. Whenever we struggle you’re at our back pushing us onwards, whenever we feel despondent you’re at our side encouraging us, and whenever we lose our way you stand before us, ready to lead us down the right path. You are the one constant: never

changing, never faltering. The lessons you have delicately inscribed on the tablets of our heart will guide us long after we have left home and started forging our own destinies. It is for this support coupled with your boundless love that we can never thank you enough. Lastly I want to mention the friends with whom I have had the privilege of sharing these past years. Together we have been through it all. We have shared laughter and tears, exchanged criticism and compliments, and faced both success and failure. But always we have stood strong. Every trial has served only to bring us closer and every accomplishment has succeeded only in strengthening our belief that when united we can achieve anything. Regardless of whether the memory of our time together fades, the footprints we have left in each other’s hearts and the imprints we have created in each other’s personalities will never be obscured.

Dustin Sheehan & David Whitaker

Ryan Wilson - Achievement in Literature & Thomas Cochrane - Effort & Application in Literature

David de Jong & Kurt Burger

Panashe Bera - CBZ Bank Trophy for Best L6 Mathematics Student

Ammaar Adam

David Smith

Leslie Jellicoe

David de Jong

Panashe Bera - CBZ Bank Trophy

Best A Level Mathematics Student

So thanks to you the parents, teachers and friends that have gathered here this evening. Without you the work that this school does would not be possible. Only by your unceasing efforts is St John’s able to nurture the fine young men it is renowned for. It seems that no degree of gratitude will ever compensate you for the work that you have done and continue to do in making an otherwise good institution, truly great. Dustin Sheehan

Dustin Sheehan GPA College Valedictorian

Mikhail Suliman Cup

Speech Day Trophies

NICOZ Zawadi Mayeka Economous David Smith CBZ Bank Cup Rufaro Mberi Techfin Research Tatenda Bandama Biology Thobile Mawerera Chemistry Panashe Bera Physics Panashe Bera Mikhail Suliman Ammaar Adam Maths F4 Sizhan Xu Maths L6 Panashe Bera Maths U6 Dustin Sheehan / Jonathan Whitaker

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Academic Cups: Outstanding Vocalist Leslie Jellicoe Warren Watkins Tafadzwa Mugova Overall Performance Shield Jonathan Whitaker Adam Neil Reece Williams Effort & App in Literature Thomas Cochrane Achievement in Literature Ryan Wilson Harrison Cup Best Artist Russell Easterbrook CBZ Trophy David de Jong / Kurt Burger NIAA Centenary David de Jong Davis Award Panashe Bera Walsh Award Panashe Bera Dux of College Jake Mallon / Dayne Ettrick Foundation Cup Nyanga

Most Outstanding Vocalist

NIAA Centenary Cup

Speech Night & Awards

CBZ Trophy for Most Outstanding Progress & Commitment for A Level Studies in Art

Economous Trophy

for Best L6 Physics Student

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Trophy Award Recipients

Good evening parents, teachers and fellow students of St John’s College.

Good evening parents, teachers and fellow students of St John’s College. It gives me great honour to deliver a short speech to you this evening. My time spent at the college has slowly led me to realize that none of us live in a vacuum and that it is the presence of influential individuals in our lives that moulds us into the unique characters that we are. It is only by observing the actions of those around us that we begin to model our own habits in the hope of bettering ourselves. And it is only through the incessant advice and admonishment of those closest to us that we can grow to be the best that we can be. So given this opportunity to say a few words I would like to devote my time to thanking all those people that have made the lives of the young students gathered here both enjoyable and purposeful.

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

GPA Valedictorian Speech


CBZ Bank Cup

Panashe Bera Davis Award

Tafadzwa Mugova Warren Watkins Cup

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Russell Easterbrook Harrison Cup for Best Artist

Panashe Bera - CBZ Bank for Best L6 Chemistry Student

Form 1

Form 3

Byron Rusch History Cameron Butler Computers, French, Mathematics and Geography Douglas Dorward Geography, English and Science Kumbulani Munaku Shona L1 Liam Hounsell Art Waheed Adam Shona L2

Anthony Tanner Physical Education Carel Chirara Design & Technology Daniel Pascoe Biology, Chemistry and Geography Djordje Vidovic Computers Emmanuel Magumise Music He Duan Enterprise, French, History Maths, Physics and Geography Mufaro Mpisaunga Art Peter McDonald Accounts Rory Tsapayi English Language and English Literature

Reece Williams Adam Neill Shield

Form 2

Jonathan Whitaker - Overall Performance Shield in Music

Sizhan Xu - Trophy for Best Form 4 Mathematics Student

Techfin Research Cup

Thobile Mawerera - Trophy for Best L6 Biology Student

Form 4

Panashe Bera Walsh Award

Ammaar Adam Mathematics and Physics Bryan Hall Chemistry Dev Trivedy English Language and Shona L2 Harley Matarutse Art Harrison Moon English Literature, Geography and History Rogan Hodgson Biology Scott Harrison Computers Tadiwa Mushonga French and Shona L1

Tatenda Bandama

Zawadi Mayeka

NICOZ Diamond Trophy

Speech Night & Awards

Academic Form Prizes:

Benjamin Mallon Farai Kasukuwere James Fleming Kyle Hopper Martin Visser Mayan Lad Mthulisi Ncube Munashe Sibanda Sander Post Sizhan Xu Tatenda Madziva Timothy Hodgson Tinashe Makamure Keyur Patel

Enterprise Economics and Music English Language Physical Education Design & Technology Biology and Physics Business Studies History French Mathematics Computers English Literature and Geography Art, Chemistry and Accounts Accounts

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Rufaro Mberi

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Trophy Award Recipients


CBZ Bank Cup

Panashe Bera Davis Award

Tafadzwa Mugova Warren Watkins Cup

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Russell Easterbrook Harrison Cup for Best Artist

Panashe Bera - CBZ Bank for Best L6 Chemistry Student

Form 1

Form 3

Byron Rusch History Cameron Butler Computers, French, Mathematics and Geography Douglas Dorward Geography, English and Science Kumbulani Munaku Shona L1 Liam Hounsell Art Waheed Adam Shona L2

Anthony Tanner Physical Education Carel Chirara Design & Technology Daniel Pascoe Biology, Chemistry and Geography Djordje Vidovic Computers Emmanuel Magumise Music He Duan Enterprise, French, History Maths, Physics and Geography Mufaro Mpisaunga Art Peter McDonald Accounts Rory Tsapayi English Language and English Literature

Reece Williams Adam Neill Shield

Form 2

Jonathan Whitaker - Overall Performance Shield in Music

Sizhan Xu - Trophy for Best Form 4 Mathematics Student

Techfin Research Cup

Thobile Mawerera - Trophy for Best L6 Biology Student

Form 4

Panashe Bera Walsh Award

Ammaar Adam Mathematics and Physics Bryan Hall Chemistry Dev Trivedy English Language and Shona L2 Harley Matarutse Art Harrison Moon English Literature, Geography and History Rogan Hodgson Biology Scott Harrison Computers Tadiwa Mushonga French and Shona L1

Tatenda Bandama

Zawadi Mayeka

NICOZ Diamond Trophy

Speech Night & Awards

Academic Form Prizes:

Benjamin Mallon Farai Kasukuwere James Fleming Kyle Hopper Martin Visser Mayan Lad Mthulisi Ncube Munashe Sibanda Sander Post Sizhan Xu Tatenda Madziva Timothy Hodgson Tinashe Makamure Keyur Patel

Enterprise Economics and Music English Language Physical Education Design & Technology Biology and Physics Business Studies History French Mathematics Computers English Literature and Geography Art, Chemistry and Accounts Accounts

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Subject Prize Winners

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Rufaro Mberi

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Trophy Award Recipients


Accounts Business Studies ETA Enrichment Geography Geography Economics and English Literature Chemistry, Maths and Physics Biology and French Creator

Academic P. Bera A. Patel Z. Mayeka T. Chadwick T. Mugova

T. Mawerera M. Stavrou N. Ngorima T. Kwaramba D. Sheehan

M. Sylvester M. Maminimini R. Mberi P. Machekera

ETA Business Studies Biology, Chemistry, Maths Physics Business Diploma Accounts Geography and History

G. King E. Moyo S. Coles

E. Snyman B. Murray T. Chadwick

B. Du Preez J. Murray

M. Mazambani N. Mbiba

A. Patel

T. Mugova

Rugby B. Zwart R. Gona

R. Gona T. Kwaramba R. Gona

Cricket S. Snater

P. Machekera

K. Franklin D. Sheehan

T. Mugova

Tennis J. Murray R. Hutchings

Engineering M. Blake

N. Crowley

C. Hume

First Aid

Academic T. Mazhude A. Syed K. Mungwariri J. Foulkes D. Macdonald C. Hume

N. Mbiba P. Chiketsani N. Mukorombindo J. Burger A. Mlambo R. Stableford

Basketball

Gun Club J. Waller

Hockey M. Rossi B. Evans

N. Naik

S. Solanki P. Bera

Cricket

M. Sylvester S. Raja

N. Mukorombindo S. Raja

C. Blignaut J. Foulkes T. Mawerera

C. Chilowa P. Chiketsani

E. Snyman R. Zwart T. Parirenyatwa

K. Burger S. Coles

Rugby E. Snyman K. Hopper

B. Naude R. Wilson S. Snarter

G. Rorke

S. Bellini-Martin K. Hopper

MUN

G. Ellis D. Kassim S. Ross

T. Mugova

B. Evans J. Murray S. Snater

N. Crowley T. Chadwick

Music

M. Timba

Chess

E. Byrom G. King R. Lock

M. Seremani

R. Tenkrooden

Rugby Referees

B. Fox B. Zwart

S. Mahmed

Half Colours

B. Moyo

N. Burnett

Water Polo

Golf

R. Zwart L. Ncube B. Fox B. Matthews S. Allen S. Mahmed

B. Turk

C. Sinclair

R. Easterbrook

T. Smith

G. Rorke T. Chadwick

N. Khaminwa T. Mugova

Squash G. King

Debate D. Shah

J. Whitaker L. Jellicoe

Public Speaking

B. Moyo S. Mapeka

P. Lindsay

T. Mugova

Music

Basketball

J. Murray

G. King S. Du Preez

MUN

B. Masekesa J. White

Athletics Chad Sinclair David Smith Dustin Sheehan Justin Swan Moosa Pandor Rufaro Mberi Ryan Harley

Hockey

Speech Night & Awards

Full Colours

Kurt Burger

30

Colours Award Winners

Debate

Volleyball

M. Mbudzi

D. Sheehan

Golf

D. Ndengu A Chiketsani

K. Vincent

T. Tande

A Rusakaniko

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Ahad Syed Brandon Matthews Brendon Naude Byron Passaportis Joshua Burger Munesu Maminimini Michael Sylvester Panashe Bera Thobile Mawerera Zain Omarshah

Upper 6

Speech Night & Awards

St John’s Magazine 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Lower 6


Accounts Business Studies ETA Enrichment Geography Geography Economics and English Literature Chemistry, Maths and Physics Biology and French Creator

Academic P. Bera A. Patel Z. Mayeka T. Chadwick T. Mugova

T. Mawerera M. Stavrou N. Ngorima T. Kwaramba D. Sheehan

M. Sylvester M. Maminimini R. Mberi P. Machekera

ETA Business Studies Biology, Chemistry, Maths Physics Business Diploma Accounts Geography and History

G. King E. Moyo S. Coles

E. Snyman B. Murray T. Chadwick

B. Du Preez J. Murray

M. Mazambani N. Mbiba

A. Patel

T. Mugova

Rugby B. Zwart R. Gona

R. Gona T. Kwaramba R. Gona

Cricket S. Snater

P. Machekera

K. Franklin D. Sheehan

T. Mugova

Tennis J. Murray R. Hutchings

Engineering M. Blake

N. Crowley

C. Hume

First Aid

Academic T. Mazhude A. Syed K. Mungwariri J. Foulkes D. Macdonald C. Hume

N. Mbiba P. Chiketsani N. Mukorombindo J. Burger A. Mlambo R. Stableford

Basketball

Gun Club J. Waller

Hockey M. Rossi B. Evans

N. Naik

S. Solanki P. Bera

Cricket

M. Sylvester S. Raja

N. Mukorombindo S. Raja

C. Blignaut J. Foulkes T. Mawerera

C. Chilowa P. Chiketsani

E. Snyman R. Zwart T. Parirenyatwa

K. Burger S. Coles

Rugby E. Snyman K. Hopper

B. Naude R. Wilson S. Snarter

G. Rorke

S. Bellini-Martin K. Hopper

MUN

G. Ellis D. Kassim S. Ross

T. Mugova

B. Evans J. Murray S. Snater

N. Crowley T. Chadwick

Music

M. Timba

Chess

E. Byrom G. King R. Lock

M. Seremani

R. Tenkrooden

Rugby Referees

B. Fox B. Zwart

S. Mahmed

Half Colours

B. Moyo

N. Burnett

Water Polo

Golf

R. Zwart L. Ncube B. Fox B. Matthews S. Allen S. Mahmed

B. Turk

C. Sinclair

R. Easterbrook

T. Smith

G. Rorke T. Chadwick

N. Khaminwa T. Mugova

Squash G. King

Debate D. Shah

J. Whitaker L. Jellicoe

Public Speaking

B. Moyo S. Mapeka

P. Lindsay

T. Mugova

Music

Basketball

J. Murray

G. King S. Du Preez

MUN

B. Masekesa J. White

Athletics Chad Sinclair David Smith Dustin Sheehan Justin Swan Moosa Pandor Rufaro Mberi Ryan Harley

Hockey

Speech Night & Awards

Full Colours

Kurt Burger

30

Colours Award Winners

Debate

Volleyball

M. Mbudzi

D. Sheehan

Golf

D. Ndengu A Chiketsani

K. Vincent

T. Tande

A Rusakaniko

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Ahad Syed Brandon Matthews Brendon Naude Byron Passaportis Joshua Burger Munesu Maminimini Michael Sylvester Panashe Bera Thobile Mawerera Zain Omarshah

Upper 6

Speech Night & Awards

St John’s Magazine 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Lower 6


G. Divaris T. Mushauri B. Hlatshwayo M. Wright B. Evans

N. Naik I. Bagoo

B. Masekesa T. Mapurisa

F. Lioga T. Mutizwa

Music

F. Kasukuwere N. Khaminwa S. Post

K. Mungwariri N. Ngorima T. Mawerera

M. Mungoshi P. Wamala T. Mazhude

D. de Jong R. Scott-Riddell T. Chitambo

D. Whitaker S. Post T. Mbizi

C. Bond

C. Sinclair

J. Swan

Service

A. Mlambo

Bridge G. Madongonda J. Mehta M. Mungoshi A. Patel

Rugby

N. Mohamed K. Patel T. Mushonga

A. Mahomed M. Mungoshi

A. Patel N. Dube

S. Du Preez D. Smith K. Hopper

B. Du Preez E. Byrom R. Lock

Drama

D. Williams

B. Evans E. Snyman T. Kirby

B. Naude

R. Tenkrooden

Rugby Referees E. Byrom J. Harrison

J. Flemming T. Hodgson

Three Colours Ties G. King T. Kwaramba

Debate P. Blehiri B. Passaportis P. Blehiri

A. Patel M. Mungoshi P. Wamala

B. Chihota M. Sylvester T. Zireva

First Aid

R. Zieve

B. Rajput

Gary King

M. Hulbert

Tennis R. Lock

Cricket

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MUN

R. Scott-Riddell M. Timba T. Chikosi T. Munyanyi

Chess

B. Moyo T. Kirby

J. Murray T. Mugova

R. Gona

Volleyball M. Zographos T. Masiyiwa N. Ngorima

K. Mungwariri N. Ndlovu H. Berry

A. Mahomed S. Solanki

3 Colours Tie Awarded in 2013

R. Gona, T. Mugova, T. Chadwick, S. Coles, T. Kwaramba. ABSENT: Nicholas Burnett

Jason Murray

Speech Night & Awards

Hockey

J. Harrison T. Makamure K. Mubayiwa M. Mbudzi K. Burger

Basketball T. Chikoto R. Mberi T. Parirenyatwa

M. Ribeiro

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A. Nyamuda K. Hopper D. Williams B. Naude C. Brittlebank M. Blake

Speech Night & Awards

Athletics

Golf

N. Crowley (Engineering), K. Burger (Sevens Rugby), N. Naik (Tennis), P. Machekera (Debate, Academic), A. Patel (Academic), Z. Mayeka (Academic), M. Stavrou (Academic), N. Mbiba (Athletics), M. Maminimini (Academic). Middle row: E. Moyo, M. Mazambani (Athletics), B. Turk (Squash), K. Franklin (Squash), G. King (Athletics, Hockey), N. Khaminwa (Music), L. Jellicoe (Music), B. Masekesa (Music), T. Kwaramba (Basketball, Cross-Country), R. Gona (Basketball, Academic, Cross-Country), R. Mberi (Academic), D. Shah (Debate), B. Chihota (Drama), J. White (Music), S. Mahmed (Academic), B. Vickery (Academic). Front row: B. Zwart (Water Polo, Rugby), M. Seremani (Tennis), P. Bera (Academic), T. Smith (Golf), J. Swan (Academic, Rugby), M. Blake (Engineering), T. Chadwick (Water Polo, Athletics, Rugby, Academic, Public Speaking),Mr. W. Annandale, T. Mugova (Debate, Music, Academic), R. Hutchings (Tennis), G. Rorke (Water Polo), J. Whitaker (Music, Academic), N. Ngorima (Academic), T. Mawerera (Academic), R. Tenkrooden (Squash), S. Coles (Athletics, Cross-Country, Rugby Sevens).

Team Awards

Colours Awards 2013

Back row: P. Lindsay (Hockey), M. Sylvester (Academic), E. Snyman (Athletics), S. Du Preez (Hockey), D. Sheehan (Squash, Academic), B. Du Preez (Hockey), J. Murray (Hockey, Tennis),

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Award Winners


G. Divaris T. Mushauri B. Hlatshwayo M. Wright B. Evans

N. Naik I. Bagoo

B. Masekesa T. Mapurisa

F. Lioga T. Mutizwa

Music

F. Kasukuwere N. Khaminwa S. Post

K. Mungwariri N. Ngorima T. Mawerera

M. Mungoshi P. Wamala T. Mazhude

D. de Jong R. Scott-Riddell T. Chitambo

D. Whitaker S. Post T. Mbizi

C. Bond

C. Sinclair

J. Swan

Service

A. Mlambo

Bridge G. Madongonda J. Mehta M. Mungoshi A. Patel

Rugby

N. Mohamed K. Patel T. Mushonga

A. Mahomed M. Mungoshi

A. Patel N. Dube

S. Du Preez D. Smith K. Hopper

B. Du Preez E. Byrom R. Lock

Drama

D. Williams

B. Evans E. Snyman T. Kirby

B. Naude

R. Tenkrooden

Rugby Referees E. Byrom J. Harrison

J. Flemming T. Hodgson

Three Colours Ties G. King T. Kwaramba

Debate P. Blehiri B. Passaportis P. Blehiri

A. Patel M. Mungoshi P. Wamala

B. Chihota M. Sylvester T. Zireva

First Aid

R. Zieve

B. Rajput

Gary King

M. Hulbert

Tennis R. Lock

Cricket

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MUN

R. Scott-Riddell M. Timba T. Chikosi T. Munyanyi

Chess

B. Moyo T. Kirby

J. Murray T. Mugova

R. Gona

Volleyball M. Zographos T. Masiyiwa N. Ngorima

K. Mungwariri N. Ndlovu H. Berry

A. Mahomed S. Solanki

3 Colours Tie Awarded in 2013

R. Gona, T. Mugova, T. Chadwick, S. Coles, T. Kwaramba. ABSENT: Nicholas Burnett

Jason Murray

Speech Night & Awards

Hockey

J. Harrison T. Makamure K. Mubayiwa M. Mbudzi K. Burger

Basketball T. Chikoto R. Mberi T. Parirenyatwa

M. Ribeiro

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A. Nyamuda K. Hopper D. Williams B. Naude C. Brittlebank M. Blake

Speech Night & Awards

Athletics

Golf

N. Crowley (Engineering), K. Burger (Sevens Rugby), N. Naik (Tennis), P. Machekera (Debate, Academic), A. Patel (Academic), Z. Mayeka (Academic), M. Stavrou (Academic), N. Mbiba (Athletics), M. Maminimini (Academic). Middle row: E. Moyo, M. Mazambani (Athletics), B. Turk (Squash), K. Franklin (Squash), G. King (Athletics, Hockey), N. Khaminwa (Music), L. Jellicoe (Music), B. Masekesa (Music), T. Kwaramba (Basketball, Cross-Country), R. Gona (Basketball, Academic, Cross-Country), R. Mberi (Academic), D. Shah (Debate), B. Chihota (Drama), J. White (Music), S. Mahmed (Academic), B. Vickery (Academic). Front row: B. Zwart (Water Polo, Rugby), M. Seremani (Tennis), P. Bera (Academic), T. Smith (Golf), J. Swan (Academic, Rugby), M. Blake (Engineering), T. Chadwick (Water Polo, Athletics, Rugby, Academic, Public Speaking),Mr. W. Annandale, T. Mugova (Debate, Music, Academic), R. Hutchings (Tennis), G. Rorke (Water Polo), J. Whitaker (Music, Academic), N. Ngorima (Academic), T. Mawerera (Academic), R. Tenkrooden (Squash), S. Coles (Athletics, Cross-Country, Rugby Sevens).

Team Awards

Colours Awards 2013

Back row: P. Lindsay (Hockey), M. Sylvester (Academic), E. Snyman (Athletics), S. Du Preez (Hockey), D. Sheehan (Squash, Academic), B. Du Preez (Hockey), J. Murray (Hockey, Tennis),

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Award Winners


Received Colours in:

Received Colours in:

Academics Public Speaking Athletics Rugby Water Polo Thomas was also given a Black Blazer, which is only the second in the history of the College.   To be eligible for the Black Blazer, a student must have attained five Colours, including at least one in Academics, a Sport and a Cultural pursuit.

Academics Music Debating MUN Public Speaking

Tuesday 25th June, 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Tafadzwa Mugova

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tafadzwa mugova

Justin Coles (Headboy 2010), Victor Muchatuta (Headboy 2011), Mr. N. Hovelmeier (Deputy Headmaster), Thomas Chadwick (Headboy 2013), Mr. W. Annandale (Headmaster), Oliver Chadwick (Deputy Headboy 2011), Alex Breitenstein (Headboy 2012)

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Thomas Chadwick

Awards Assembly

Speech Night & Awards

St John’s Magazine 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Five Colour Achievement


Received Colours in:

Received Colours in:

Academics Public Speaking Athletics Rugby Water Polo Thomas was also given a Black Blazer, which is only the second in the history of the College.   To be eligible for the Black Blazer, a student must have attained five Colours, including at least one in Academics, a Sport and a Cultural pursuit.

Academics Music Debating MUN Public Speaking

Tuesday 25th June, 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Tafadzwa Mugova

Headboys and Deputy Headboys – Past and Present

Thomas Chadwick 34

tafadzwa mugova

Justin Coles (Headboy 2010), Victor Muchatuta (Headboy 2011), Mr. N. Hovelmeier (Deputy Headmaster), Thomas Chadwick (Headboy 2013), Mr. W. Annandale (Headmaster), Oliver Chadwick (Deputy Headboy 2011), Alex Breitenstein (Headboy 2012)

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Thomas Chadwick

Awards Assembly

Speech Night & Awards

St John’s Magazine 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Five Colour Achievement


St John’s Magazine 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

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Speech Night & Awards

Monday 14th October, 2013

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Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

St John’s Magazine 2013

Speech Night & Awards

Monday 14th October, 2013

37 36

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Academic & House Reviews

Subject: Allied Arts Speech and Drama Festival - Reece Williams

Cambridge Examination Results

St John’s Magazine 2013

Honours : Solo Poetry – Intermediate (13-16 years)

Cambridge IGCSE 2012 Results And Statistics

Honours : Solo Experimental Mime – Intermediate (13-16 years)

GRADES

Honours : Improvised Advertising – Intermediate (13-16 years)

ENTRIES

A* & A

B

C

D -G

Accounting

32

16

8

5

3

0

Honours : Duo News Reading– Intermediate (13-16 years) with Drew Williams

Art And Design

27

1

3

8

15

0

Biology

55

13

14

18

9

1

First Grade : Shakespearean Sonnet – Intermediate (13-16 years)

Business Studies

45

8

12

15

10

0

Chemistry

39

13

10

11

5

0

Economics

27

10

11

5

1

0

English Language

96

21

25

40

9

1

French

50

14

14

19

3

0

Geography

70

20

22

19

9

0

History

34

13

12

1

8

0

Literature In English

95

59

25

7

4

0

Mathematics

94

33

12

44

5

0

Physical Education

27

5

13

9

0

0

Physics

65

20

16

10

19

0

TOTAL

756

246

197 211 100

100%

33%

26% 28% 13% 0.30%

Honours : Shakespearean Monologue – Intermediate (13-16 years)

First Grade : Solo Dramatic Improvisation – Intermediate (13-16 years) Reece was invited to perform his Experimental Mime at the Annual Honours Concert on Saturday 13th July. During the Honours ceremony, Reece was awarded the trophy for Best Item (performance) in the Intermediate Section and he was also awarded the trophy for Best Intermediate All-Rounder in the Festival.

National Institute of Allied Arts

38

SUBJECT

(NEAREST WHOLE)

U

2

% IGCSE (A* - C) PASS RATE

91% 44% 82% 78% 87% 96% 90% 94% 87% 76% 96% 95%

100% 71% 87%

IGCSE Student Pass Rate (At Least 5 IGCSE’s) 91%

PASSES ATTAINED

NO.

%

IGCSE Subject Pass Rate

9 IGCSE PASSES 8 IGCSE PASSES 7 IGCSE PASSES 6 IGCSE PASSES 5 IGCSE PASSES <5 IGCSE PASSES

2 48 17 13 7 9

2% 50% 18% 14% 7% 9%

BEST RESULTS Bera Panashe Stavrou Michael Mawerera Thobile Sylvester Michael

8A* 6A* 2A 5A* 3A 4A* 4A

87%

TOTAL 96 100%

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Speech & Drama Festival

Academic & House Review

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Performing Arts


Academic & House Reviews

Subject: Allied Arts Speech and Drama Festival - Reece Williams

Cambridge Examination Results

St John’s Magazine 2013

Honours : Solo Poetry – Intermediate (13-16 years)

Cambridge IGCSE 2012 Results And Statistics

Honours : Solo Experimental Mime – Intermediate (13-16 years)

GRADES

Honours : Improvised Advertising – Intermediate (13-16 years)

ENTRIES

A* & A

B

C

D -G

Accounting

32

16

8

5

3

0

Honours : Duo News Reading– Intermediate (13-16 years) with Drew Williams

Art And Design

27

1

3

8

15

0

Biology

55

13

14

18

9

1

First Grade : Shakespearean Sonnet – Intermediate (13-16 years)

Business Studies

45

8

12

15

10

0

Chemistry

39

13

10

11

5

0

Economics

27

10

11

5

1

0

English Language

96

21

25

40

9

1

French

50

14

14

19

3

0

Geography

70

20

22

19

9

0

History

34

13

12

1

8

0

Literature In English

95

59

25

7

4

0

Mathematics

94

33

12

44

5

0

Physical Education

27

5

13

9

0

0

Physics

65

20

16

10

19

0

TOTAL

756

246

197 211 100

100%

33%

26% 28% 13% 0.30%

Honours : Shakespearean Monologue – Intermediate (13-16 years)

First Grade : Solo Dramatic Improvisation – Intermediate (13-16 years) Reece was invited to perform his Experimental Mime at the Annual Honours Concert on Saturday 13th July. During the Honours ceremony, Reece was awarded the trophy for Best Item (performance) in the Intermediate Section and he was also awarded the trophy for Best Intermediate All-Rounder in the Festival.

National Institute of Allied Arts

38

SUBJECT

(NEAREST WHOLE)

U

2

% IGCSE (A* - C) PASS RATE

91% 44% 82% 78% 87% 96% 90% 94% 87% 76% 96% 95%

100% 71% 87%

IGCSE Student Pass Rate (At Least 5 IGCSE’s) 91%

PASSES ATTAINED

NO.

%

IGCSE Subject Pass Rate

9 IGCSE PASSES 8 IGCSE PASSES 7 IGCSE PASSES 6 IGCSE PASSES 5 IGCSE PASSES <5 IGCSE PASSES

2 48 17 13 7 9

2% 50% 18% 14% 7% 9%

BEST RESULTS Bera Panashe Stavrou Michael Mawerera Thobile Sylvester Michael

8A* 6A* 2A 5A* 3A 4A* 4A

87%

TOTAL 96 100%

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Academic & House Review

Speech Night & Awards

Speech Night & Awards

Performing Arts


Cambridge GCE AS Level 2012 Results And Statistics

Cambridge GCE A Level 2012 Results And Statistics GRADES

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ENTRIES

a^

b^ c^ - e^

U

ENTRIES

A* & A

B

ACCOUNTING

12

3

4

12

0

100%

ACCOUNTS

7

0

4

3

0

0

ART AND DESIGN

6

1

1

4

0

100%

ART &DESIGN

9

1

4

4

0

0

BIOLOGY

18

2

5

8

3

83%

BIOLOGY

8

3

1

3

0

1

BUSINESS STUDIES

25

1

2

21

1

96%

BUSINESS STUDIES

42

1

5

29

0

7

CHEMISTRY

19

5

7

7

0

100%

CHEMISTRY

13

4

4

4

0

1

ECONOMICS

18

7

3

8

0

100%

ECONOMICS

23

1

3

17

1

1

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

89

6

22

55

6

93%

GEOGRAPHY

27

1

3

18

0

5

FRENCH LANGUAGE

1

1

0

0

0

100%

HISTORY

7

0

1

5

0

1

GENERAL PAPER

90

23

14

44

9

90%

ENG. LIT

17

0

3

13

0

1

GEOGRAPHY

25

4

5

13

3

88%

MATHS

37

6

8

19

4

0

HISTORY

12

4

0

7

1

92%

PHYSICS

21

3

4

12

1

1

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

18

0

0

16

2

89%

TOTAL

211

20

40

127

6

18

MATHEMATICS

44

10

9

18

7

84%

(NEAREST WHOLE)

100%

10%

PHYSICS

28

8

4

15

1

96%

405

75

76

221

33

92%

100%

19%

ENTRIES

PASSES

15

7

TOTAL

(NEAREST WHOLE)

94%

AS Student Pass Rate (At Least 3 AS)

83%

92%

BEST RESULTS

Sheehan Dustin Whitaker Jonathan Kwaramba Tafadzwa Mberi Mufaro Mugova Tafadzwa Chadwick Thomas Macherekera Patrick Vickery Barry Harley Ryan Bandama Tatenda Hume Cameron

SUBJECT

Mathematics

NO.

C - E ASPasses

19% 60% 3%

U

% A LEVEL (A* - E) PASS RATE

9%

%

6 AS PASSES 10 11% 5 AS PASSES 36 40% 4 AS PASSES 23 26% 3 AS PASSES 6 7% 2 AS PASSES 10 11% 1 AS PASSES 4 4% 0 AS PASSES 1 1% TOTAL 90 100%

U’s

8

A Level Student Pass Rate (At Least 2 A Level Passes)

77%

A Level Student Pass Rate (At Least 3 A Level Passes)

56%

A Level Subject Pass Rate PASSES ATTAINED

a^ a^ a^ a^ a^a^ a^ a^ a^ a^a^ b^ a^ a^ a^ a^ b^ b^ a^ a^ a^ a^ c^ a^ a^ a^ b^ b^ b^ a^ a^ a^ b^ b^ a^ a^ a^ b^ b^ a^ a^ a^ b^ c^ a^ a^ a^ b^ d^ a^ a^ a^ c^ c^ a^ a^ a^ b^ c^ c^

SUBJECT

AS Entries only for U6 Candidates

19% 55% 8%

AS Student Pass Rate (At least 2 AS)

AS Student Pass Rate

% AS (a^ - e^) PASS RATE

89%

100% 100% 88% 83% 92% 91% 81% 86% 94% 89% 90% 89%

D & T (IGCSE Subject entered by 6th Form Students) Achieved an 83% Pass Rate With 4B’s 1C & 1D BEST RESULTS

PASSES ATTAINED

NO.

%

Ettrick Dayne-Nathaniel A* A* A* A* Mallon Jake D A* A* A* A* Misiewicz George C H A* A B B Babiolakis Stefano P A* A* B

4 A LEVEL PASSES 3 A LEVEL PASSES 2 A LEVEL PASSES 1 A LEVEL PASSES 0 A LEVEL PASSES

4 42 17 14 5

5% 51% 21% 17% 6%

TOTAL 82 100%

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Cambridge Examination Results

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Academic & House Review

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Cambridge GCE AS Level 2012 Results And Statistics

Cambridge GCE A Level 2012 Results And Statistics GRADES

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ENTRIES

a^

b^ c^ - e^

U

ENTRIES

A* & A

B

ACCOUNTING

12

3

4

12

0

100%

ACCOUNTS

7

0

4

3

0

0

ART AND DESIGN

6

1

1

4

0

100%

ART &DESIGN

9

1

4

4

0

0

BIOLOGY

18

2

5

8

3

83%

BIOLOGY

8

3

1

3

0

1

BUSINESS STUDIES

25

1

2

21

1

96%

BUSINESS STUDIES

42

1

5

29

0

7

CHEMISTRY

19

5

7

7

0

100%

CHEMISTRY

13

4

4

4

0

1

ECONOMICS

18

7

3

8

0

100%

ECONOMICS

23

1

3

17

1

1

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

89

6

22

55

6

93%

GEOGRAPHY

27

1

3

18

0

5

FRENCH LANGUAGE

1

1

0

0

0

100%

HISTORY

7

0

1

5

0

1

GENERAL PAPER

90

23

14

44

9

90%

ENG. LIT

17

0

3

13

0

1

GEOGRAPHY

25

4

5

13

3

88%

MATHS

37

6

8

19

4

0

HISTORY

12

4

0

7

1

92%

PHYSICS

21

3

4

12

1

1

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

18

0

0

16

2

89%

TOTAL

211

20

40

127

6

18

MATHEMATICS

44

10

9

18

7

84%

(NEAREST WHOLE)

100%

10%

PHYSICS

28

8

4

15

1

96%

405

75

76

221

33

92%

100%

19%

ENTRIES

PASSES

15

7

TOTAL

(NEAREST WHOLE)

94%

AS Student Pass Rate (At Least 3 AS)

83%

92%

BEST RESULTS

Sheehan Dustin Whitaker Jonathan Kwaramba Tafadzwa Mberi Mufaro Mugova Tafadzwa Chadwick Thomas Macherekera Patrick Vickery Barry Harley Ryan Bandama Tatenda Hume Cameron

SUBJECT

Mathematics

NO.

C - E ASPasses

19% 60% 3%

U

% A LEVEL (A* - E) PASS RATE

9%

%

6 AS PASSES 10 11% 5 AS PASSES 36 40% 4 AS PASSES 23 26% 3 AS PASSES 6 7% 2 AS PASSES 10 11% 1 AS PASSES 4 4% 0 AS PASSES 1 1% TOTAL 90 100%

U’s

8

A Level Student Pass Rate (At Least 2 A Level Passes)

77%

A Level Student Pass Rate (At Least 3 A Level Passes)

56%

A Level Subject Pass Rate PASSES ATTAINED

a^ a^ a^ a^ a^a^ a^ a^ a^ a^a^ b^ a^ a^ a^ a^ b^ b^ a^ a^ a^ a^ c^ a^ a^ a^ b^ b^ b^ a^ a^ a^ b^ b^ a^ a^ a^ b^ b^ a^ a^ a^ b^ c^ a^ a^ a^ b^ d^ a^ a^ a^ c^ c^ a^ a^ a^ b^ c^ c^

SUBJECT

AS Entries only for U6 Candidates

19% 55% 8%

AS Student Pass Rate (At least 2 AS)

AS Student Pass Rate

% AS (a^ - e^) PASS RATE

89%

100% 100% 88% 83% 92% 91% 81% 86% 94% 89% 90% 89%

D & T (IGCSE Subject entered by 6th Form Students) Achieved an 83% Pass Rate With 4B’s 1C & 1D BEST RESULTS

PASSES ATTAINED

NO.

%

Ettrick Dayne-Nathaniel A* A* A* A* Mallon Jake D A* A* A* A* Misiewicz George C H A* A B B Babiolakis Stefano P A* A* B

4 A LEVEL PASSES 3 A LEVEL PASSES 2 A LEVEL PASSES 1 A LEVEL PASSES 0 A LEVEL PASSES

4 42 17 14 5

5% 51% 21% 17% 6%

TOTAL 82 100%

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Cambridge Examination Results

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Academic & House Review

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We won the Inter-house Athletics Competition by a good margin and came second in the Water Polo and Cross Country events, proving once again that sports is our forte. In the second term, we again proved our mettle, winning the Inter-house Rugby Soccer and Hockey Competition. More recently, our swimming again proved beyond the reach of our competitors and we won by a significant margin. In many cases there were outstanding performances in specific events. Sean Coles must be mentioned for his outstanding efforts on the Athletics and Rugby fields. Thomas Reid won the swimming Victor Ludorum in the Under 16 age group and in

Of course we have not won everything so next year we will double our efforts in Volleyball, Quiz, Book Day and Music. Few of the audience will forget our rendition of ‘Stand up, stand up for Jesus’; it was not our best performance! A special mention must go to the Vice Captain David de Jong for all his hard work and dedication to the Chimanimani House. David has been a loyal partner and even better friend. I am enormously grateful to have been given the privilege to captain Chimanimani House. For future generations and throughout our time at the College, one motto has stood out for us, “No guts, no glory.”

Chad Sinclair House Captain

Matopos House Report

While Matopos finished in fourth position this is not a reflection of the House’s ability. We started reasonably well, with a great performance in the Athletics competition, coming from fourth to finish second. However, it was soon evident that the sporting arena was not our strength. We struggled through a number of sporting activities but fought well and showed great resilience throughout. It was in culture and art that we thrived with a number of first place finishes.

The members of the House are commended for their sterling effort, willingness to participate and spirit. As Matopos house we will continue to strive for excellence in all we do and give of our best to build on the foundations laid.

Mr. L. Rademeyer House Master

Vumba House Report

The call to the four Houses to make the Inter-House rivalries more competitive and all-encompassing in 2013 galvanised the Vumba House prefects and boys into action from the beginning of the first term. In spite of the slow start to the year in the Cross-Country and Athletics events, the willingness to compete when called upon and the vocal support of the Vumba boys was evident and added a special element of fun and excitement on Athletics Day. This enthusiastic support by the boys was soon turned into good results as the Senior Waterpolo team came second and the three Basketball age-group teams won their events overall. Vumba House was up and running! This new momentum gave the boys self-confidence and belief and the House then won the World Book Day competition, showing how much fun it can be to help disadvantaged communities. The talented Vumba boys were also keen to showcase their play-writing, acting and speaking abilities, but unfortunately the Drama competition was cancelled. Nevertheless, this was a good start and Vumba finished the first term in second place, a mere four points behind Nyanga and a big turnaround from the same stage last year. In the second term, our Chess team performed admirably and

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finished a close second to Nyanga, while the Volleyball teams had lots of fun getting to third place. The Bridge team, however, won the wooden spoon but they are commended for their efforts. In a busy afternoon of sports in early July, the Rugby, Hockey and Soccer teams each managed to finish in third place overall and all the boys played with gusto. Unfortunately, our Junior Hockey and Soccer teams did not compete as their events were cancelled and the House was jeopardised in the Senior Rugby event when the House’s top three Rugby players, selected to play for Zimbabwe in the U19 Craven Week Tournament couldn’t play, which left the House in disarray from the kick-off. Despite these setbacks, spirits were high in the House. This translated into strong showings in the Art, Quiz and Golf events in which Vumba finished second, second and first respectively. This strong end to the second term meant that the gap behind Chimanimani had closed to a single point. The second term, however, will forever be remembered with great sadness by all in Vumba House when our outstanding Deputy Head of House, Nicholas Burnett, died in a car accident. Nick was a giant amongst men, striding the sports fields like a Colossus, leading from the front, enthusiastic and full of encouragement; Nick led and we all followed. The loss to the Burnett family is immense and beyond words.

Nick would have been so proud that in the third term, our Squash teams rose to the occasion and won the competition. The competition for the Foundation Cup was very close and exciting at this stage and Vumba stood proudly in second place, only 4 points behind leaders Nyanga. The stage was now set for a dramatic Swimming Gala, a discipline in which Nick always excelled. To add to the drama, Mr & Mrs Burnett were the invited Guests of Honour and the Vumba House leaders, Justin Swan (Head of House) and Tom Chadwick (Head Boy), together with the House Prefects, took up the mantle “For Nick!” and swam their hearts out at the Gala, vowing to leave it all in the pool and swim in Nick Burnett’s memory. This they did, and

at the end of the individual events, Vumba was coming first beyond everyone’s expectations. Sadly, six disqualifications in a row was a shock that didn’t help our cause, so the House dropped back to fourth. Vumba house, however, showed that they had learned a valuable lesson from Nick, which is never to give up. The boys rallied after the setback to finish strong and climb up to third place. Vumba House’s war cry “Va! Va! Voom... ba” rang out loudly at the Gala and the Vumba boys ended the day and the year with their heads held high.

J. Davies House Master

Nyanga House Report House Leaders Head of House: Deputy Head of House:

Swimming and Cricket. Dustin Sheehan Tinashe Mutizwa

House Prefects: Tyron Matthews Timothy Kirby Thomas Cochrane Dylan Ndengu Travis Smith Bongani Moyo Ryan Wilson Brad Bunting- Galloway In 2013 the gentlemen of Nyanga house got the year off to a great start by winning the Inter-house Cross Country. With the first of the major Inter-house events behind us the boys focused on the rest of the Inter-house events on the calendar. The standard had been set. All that was left was for the next generation of Nyanga boys to keep up the hard work and maintain the pace set at the first of the Inter-house competitions. For the rest for the year the gentlemen from Nyanga House fought hard and won four out of the eighteen Inter-house competitions finishing a very close second in nine. This included Sporting and Cultural activities. Some of the final positions from the Inter-house Competitions were as follows: 1st in the following Competitions: Cross Country, Water polo, Volleyball and Chess. 2nd in the Following Competitions: Basketball, Book Day, Bridge, Soccer, Rugby, Hockey, Golf,

Academic & House Review

The past year has sailed by quickly and as we reach year end many of us are left wondering where it has gone. Nonetheless, Chimanimani House has done well in many sporting and cultural events and we are extremely proud of everyone who took part in the various competitions.

House Report - 2013

Outstanding Nyanga House Representatives:

Athletics: S. Nindi, M. Eeson, T. Fundira, K. Muleya, S. Tapera, S. Bellini-Martin, M. Hlatshwayo, T. Mazhude, B. Passaportis, E. Snyman and M. Stavrou. Cross Country: S. Nindi, M. Eeson, S. Bellini - Martin and M. Hlatshwayo. Book Day: D. Sheehan Water Polo: M. Eeson, I. Kloppers, C. Onorati, S. Sheehan, A. Savo, A. Onorati, N. Welch, N. Crowley, R. Zwart, J. Kloppers, R. Zwart, R. Wilson. Swimming: M. Eeson, I. Kloppers, C. Onorati, S. Sheehan, A. Onorati, N. Welch, D. Williams, J. Kloppers, R. Zwart, T. Cochrane, N. Crowley and B. Zwart. Art: T. Mutizwa Soccer: T. Chiweshe, L. Ncube, F. Lioga, T. Mutizwa and R. Mbudzi Rugby: F. Lioga, E. Snyman, R. Wilson, B. Zwart, and R. Zwart Hockey: T. Kirby, B. Moyo, M. Rossi, S. Bellini- Martin Golf: T. Smith and T. Fundira Music: S. Tapera, and T. Mugova

Throughout the year the boys of Nyanga House have continued to contribute and compete to the best of their ability. I would like to thank all the gentlemen who that have contributed to another great year for the House.

Mr. N. Milner Nyanga House Master

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Chimanimani House Report

Academic & House Review

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Academic & House Review

Academic & House Review

House Report - 2013


We won the Inter-house Athletics Competition by a good margin and came second in the Water Polo and Cross Country events, proving once again that sports is our forte. In the second term, we again proved our mettle, winning the Inter-house Rugby Soccer and Hockey Competition. More recently, our swimming again proved beyond the reach of our competitors and we won by a significant margin. In many cases there were outstanding performances in specific events. Sean Coles must be mentioned for his outstanding efforts on the Athletics and Rugby fields. Thomas Reid won the swimming Victor Ludorum in the Under 16 age group and in

Of course we have not won everything so next year we will double our efforts in Volleyball, Quiz, Book Day and Music. Few of the audience will forget our rendition of ‘Stand up, stand up for Jesus’; it was not our best performance! A special mention must go to the Vice Captain David de Jong for all his hard work and dedication to the Chimanimani House. David has been a loyal partner and even better friend. I am enormously grateful to have been given the privilege to captain Chimanimani House. For future generations and throughout our time at the College, one motto has stood out for us, “No guts, no glory.”

Chad Sinclair House Captain

Matopos House Report

While Matopos finished in fourth position this is not a reflection of the House’s ability. We started reasonably well, with a great performance in the Athletics competition, coming from fourth to finish second. However, it was soon evident that the sporting arena was not our strength. We struggled through a number of sporting activities but fought well and showed great resilience throughout. It was in culture and art that we thrived with a number of first place finishes.

The members of the House are commended for their sterling effort, willingness to participate and spirit. As Matopos house we will continue to strive for excellence in all we do and give of our best to build on the foundations laid.

Mr. L. Rademeyer House Master

Vumba House Report

The call to the four Houses to make the Inter-House rivalries more competitive and all-encompassing in 2013 galvanised the Vumba House prefects and boys into action from the beginning of the first term. In spite of the slow start to the year in the Cross-Country and Athletics events, the willingness to compete when called upon and the vocal support of the Vumba boys was evident and added a special element of fun and excitement on Athletics Day. This enthusiastic support by the boys was soon turned into good results as the Senior Waterpolo team came second and the three Basketball age-group teams won their events overall. Vumba House was up and running! This new momentum gave the boys self-confidence and belief and the House then won the World Book Day competition, showing how much fun it can be to help disadvantaged communities. The talented Vumba boys were also keen to showcase their play-writing, acting and speaking abilities, but unfortunately the Drama competition was cancelled. Nevertheless, this was a good start and Vumba finished the first term in second place, a mere four points behind Nyanga and a big turnaround from the same stage last year. In the second term, our Chess team performed admirably and

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the same age group Matthew Hart was the best athlete in the first term.

finished a close second to Nyanga, while the Volleyball teams had lots of fun getting to third place. The Bridge team, however, won the wooden spoon but they are commended for their efforts. In a busy afternoon of sports in early July, the Rugby, Hockey and Soccer teams each managed to finish in third place overall and all the boys played with gusto. Unfortunately, our Junior Hockey and Soccer teams did not compete as their events were cancelled and the House was jeopardised in the Senior Rugby event when the House’s top three Rugby players, selected to play for Zimbabwe in the U19 Craven Week Tournament couldn’t play, which left the House in disarray from the kick-off. Despite these setbacks, spirits were high in the House. This translated into strong showings in the Art, Quiz and Golf events in which Vumba finished second, second and first respectively. This strong end to the second term meant that the gap behind Chimanimani had closed to a single point. The second term, however, will forever be remembered with great sadness by all in Vumba House when our outstanding Deputy Head of House, Nicholas Burnett, died in a car accident. Nick was a giant amongst men, striding the sports fields like a Colossus, leading from the front, enthusiastic and full of encouragement; Nick led and we all followed. The loss to the Burnett family is immense and beyond words.

Nick would have been so proud that in the third term, our Squash teams rose to the occasion and won the competition. The competition for the Foundation Cup was very close and exciting at this stage and Vumba stood proudly in second place, only 4 points behind leaders Nyanga. The stage was now set for a dramatic Swimming Gala, a discipline in which Nick always excelled. To add to the drama, Mr & Mrs Burnett were the invited Guests of Honour and the Vumba House leaders, Justin Swan (Head of House) and Tom Chadwick (Head Boy), together with the House Prefects, took up the mantle “For Nick!” and swam their hearts out at the Gala, vowing to leave it all in the pool and swim in Nick Burnett’s memory. This they did, and

at the end of the individual events, Vumba was coming first beyond everyone’s expectations. Sadly, six disqualifications in a row was a shock that didn’t help our cause, so the House dropped back to fourth. Vumba house, however, showed that they had learned a valuable lesson from Nick, which is never to give up. The boys rallied after the setback to finish strong and climb up to third place. Vumba House’s war cry “Va! Va! Voom... ba” rang out loudly at the Gala and the Vumba boys ended the day and the year with their heads held high.

J. Davies House Master

Nyanga House Report House Leaders Head of House: Deputy Head of House:

Swimming and Cricket. Dustin Sheehan Tinashe Mutizwa

House Prefects: Tyron Matthews Timothy Kirby Thomas Cochrane Dylan Ndengu Travis Smith Bongani Moyo Ryan Wilson Brad Bunting- Galloway In 2013 the gentlemen of Nyanga house got the year off to a great start by winning the Inter-house Cross Country. With the first of the major Inter-house events behind us the boys focused on the rest of the Inter-house events on the calendar. The standard had been set. All that was left was for the next generation of Nyanga boys to keep up the hard work and maintain the pace set at the first of the Inter-house competitions. For the rest for the year the gentlemen from Nyanga House fought hard and won four out of the eighteen Inter-house competitions finishing a very close second in nine. This included Sporting and Cultural activities. Some of the final positions from the Inter-house Competitions were as follows: 1st in the following Competitions: Cross Country, Water polo, Volleyball and Chess. 2nd in the Following Competitions: Basketball, Book Day, Bridge, Soccer, Rugby, Hockey, Golf,

Academic & House Review

The past year has sailed by quickly and as we reach year end many of us are left wondering where it has gone. Nonetheless, Chimanimani House has done well in many sporting and cultural events and we are extremely proud of everyone who took part in the various competitions.

House Report - 2013

Outstanding Nyanga House Representatives:

Athletics: S. Nindi, M. Eeson, T. Fundira, K. Muleya, S. Tapera, S. Bellini-Martin, M. Hlatshwayo, T. Mazhude, B. Passaportis, E. Snyman and M. Stavrou. Cross Country: S. Nindi, M. Eeson, S. Bellini - Martin and M. Hlatshwayo. Book Day: D. Sheehan Water Polo: M. Eeson, I. Kloppers, C. Onorati, S. Sheehan, A. Savo, A. Onorati, N. Welch, N. Crowley, R. Zwart, J. Kloppers, R. Zwart, R. Wilson. Swimming: M. Eeson, I. Kloppers, C. Onorati, S. Sheehan, A. Onorati, N. Welch, D. Williams, J. Kloppers, R. Zwart, T. Cochrane, N. Crowley and B. Zwart. Art: T. Mutizwa Soccer: T. Chiweshe, L. Ncube, F. Lioga, T. Mutizwa and R. Mbudzi Rugby: F. Lioga, E. Snyman, R. Wilson, B. Zwart, and R. Zwart Hockey: T. Kirby, B. Moyo, M. Rossi, S. Bellini- Martin Golf: T. Smith and T. Fundira Music: S. Tapera, and T. Mugova

Throughout the year the boys of Nyanga House have continued to contribute and compete to the best of their ability. I would like to thank all the gentlemen who that have contributed to another great year for the House.

Mr. N. Milner Nyanga House Master

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Academic & House Review

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House Report - 2013


Literary Section

J. Swan (Vumba), T. Parirenyatwa (Matopos), D. Sheehan (Nyanga), T. Matthews (Nyanga), T. Cochrane (Nyanga).

Extracts from NIAA Submission Winners Song of Solitude (National Prize Winner) Rory Tsapayi

Lonelier than a desert flower Slowly I watch the waning hour Seconds feel like minutes to me Alone in this jail cell, solitary. I have four friends here, that is all I don’t give them names, for they are walls There are two colours here – orange and grey My jumpsuit and surrounds, unrelenting in their way. Few sounds are heard here – my feet, my breath As time goes past – towards my death But they don’t know their fallacy Yes, a man killed, but not by me.

What is our life? Mutsa Mungoshi

Like a Phoenix, From its demise.

War and Peace Francis Zvinavashe

Must there be war to have peace? As many men rest in pieces Silence is peace but peace isn’t silence Shall we ever be at peace when our family Is silent?

An Endless Road Harrison Moon

Pitch black at night, The moon rose high, Its’ glowing white light, Lit up the sky.

A Ghostly Encounter

Dead darkness Floating in the in between Timeless nothingness Blinding light – Enter: life.

Rukudzo Nyakanda

War and Peace

The House of Cobwebs

The unconscious eyes, Not faded or clear, Only struck by The sword of fear. From the ashes we will rise

The old dusty interior was soon brought alive by cobweb after cobweb. Sunlight trickled through cracks in the ceiling and walls hitting the webs, leaving a bright multitude of colours shining […] Their webs were all weaved in intricate patterns and designs, not one the same as another.

Muhammed Valera

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S. Mushauri (Matopos), B. Masekesa (Matopos), T. Kasukuwere (Matopos), D. Wijers (Chimanimani), T. Kirby (Nyanga), T. Smith (Nyanga).

Front row: R. Hutchings (Matopos), R. Clarke (Vumba), G. Rorke (Chimanimani), R. Wilson (Nyanga), H. Joscelyne (Matopos), C. Sinclair, (Chimanimani),

D. Ndengu (Nyanga), R. Gona (Vumba), T. Mutizwa (Nyanga), C. Chilowa (Vumba), A. Mlambo (Vumba).

Middle row: B. Bunting-Galloway (Nyanga), D. Smith (Vumba), S. Du Preez (Chimanimani), M. Ribeiro (Vumba), B. du Preez (Chimanimani), B. Vickery (Matopos), N. Naik (Chimanimani),

Literary section Back row: S. Coles (Chimanimani), P. Nyirenda (Vumba), S. Raja (Vumba), P. Blehiri (Matopos), R. Calton (Chimanimani), B. Moyo (Nyanga), D. de Jong (Chimanimani),

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House Prefects 2013

With a thud of her shoe she stepped in. Tall, pale and young. Her eyes green and her hair short […] Her voice so soothing but her character intimidating. She stormed across the lobby and shrieked with laughter, a graceful laughter.

Alosha Chikanda

David de Jong

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Literary Section

J. Swan (Vumba), T. Parirenyatwa (Matopos), D. Sheehan (Nyanga), T. Matthews (Nyanga), T. Cochrane (Nyanga).

Extracts from NIAA Submission Winners Song of Solitude (National Prize Winner) Rory Tsapayi

Lonelier than a desert flower Slowly I watch the waning hour Seconds feel like minutes to me Alone in this jail cell, solitary. I have four friends here, that is all I don’t give them names, for they are walls There are two colours here – orange and grey My jumpsuit and surrounds, unrelenting in their way. Few sounds are heard here – my feet, my breath As time goes past – towards my death But they don’t know their fallacy Yes, a man killed, but not by me.

What is our life? Mutsa Mungoshi

Like a Phoenix, From its demise.

War and Peace Francis Zvinavashe

Must there be war to have peace? As many men rest in pieces Silence is peace but peace isn’t silence Shall we ever be at peace when our family Is silent?

An Endless Road Harrison Moon

Pitch black at night, The moon rose high, Its’ glowing white light, Lit up the sky.

A Ghostly Encounter

Dead darkness Floating in the in between Timeless nothingness Blinding light – Enter: life.

Rukudzo Nyakanda

War and Peace

The House of Cobwebs

The unconscious eyes, Not faded or clear, Only struck by The sword of fear. From the ashes we will rise

The old dusty interior was soon brought alive by cobweb after cobweb. Sunlight trickled through cracks in the ceiling and walls hitting the webs, leaving a bright multitude of colours shining […] Their webs were all weaved in intricate patterns and designs, not one the same as another.

Muhammed Valera

St John’s Magazine 2013

S. Mushauri (Matopos), B. Masekesa (Matopos), T. Kasukuwere (Matopos), D. Wijers (Chimanimani), T. Kirby (Nyanga), T. Smith (Nyanga).

Front row: R. Hutchings (Matopos), R. Clarke (Vumba), G. Rorke (Chimanimani), R. Wilson (Nyanga), H. Joscelyne (Matopos), C. Sinclair, (Chimanimani),

D. Ndengu (Nyanga), R. Gona (Vumba), T. Mutizwa (Nyanga), C. Chilowa (Vumba), A. Mlambo (Vumba).

Middle row: B. Bunting-Galloway (Nyanga), D. Smith (Vumba), S. Du Preez (Chimanimani), M. Ribeiro (Vumba), B. du Preez (Chimanimani), B. Vickery (Matopos), N. Naik (Chimanimani),

Literary section Back row: S. Coles (Chimanimani), P. Nyirenda (Vumba), S. Raja (Vumba), P. Blehiri (Matopos), R. Calton (Chimanimani), B. Moyo (Nyanga), D. de Jong (Chimanimani),

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House Prefects 2013

With a thud of her shoe she stepped in. Tall, pale and young. Her eyes green and her hair short […] Her voice so soothing but her character intimidating. She stormed across the lobby and shrieked with laughter, a graceful laughter.

Alosha Chikanda

David de Jong

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“To be or not be, that is the---”.

He gulps. Wipes his hands on the bright green blazer. A bead of sweat is visible on the side of his head. It’s been silent in this draughty room for about a minute now. He’s still there, frozen. Staring forward at the smiling adjudicator.

themselves. Then, when one thought all the creative juice in our nation had been used up – the Literacy & Visual Arts Festival saw fertile minds presenting truly inspired Artwork, Poetry and Prose. The entrants have two main aims, no matter what their avenue of expression: to show the world their visionary spirit and to get HONOURS!

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Form 1 Camp, 2012, Jabulani

The second is a true challenge. Some entrants sweep up top awards. Others may receive a Third Grade. It is amazing, however, to hear the “H-Word”…

“Line please”.

“What question?”

For exactly one century the National Institute of Allied Arts has promoted the arts nationwide, by running three Festivals for all Zimbabweans to showcase their talents. This Association represents a movement. The movement – of artistry

“No, honey, that’s your line”

One hundred years of granting limelight should not be ignored

“That is the question”

“Ah, um, ya that’s right”.

On Sunday 8th January all the New Form 1’s headed off to Shangani, near Gweru, for the annual Camp. Jabulani Safaris, the new venue, is a stunning, large wildlife Conservancy located between the Usungurume and Ndambashokwe hills. There is easy access to Naletale, Bila and Dhlo-Dhlo ruins, important sites of national historical significance. All the boys walked to the first two sites in one day, covering 18 km before and after lunch!

Rory Tsapayi

The room knows that he can’t continue. Someone foolishly claps. Down the rickety steps he goes, back to his seat. Face red and eyes downwards. He sits. Head in hands. He thinks of how he knew that piece inside out just ten minutes prior. The stage wiped his mind and his chances of Honours. But that’s enough of him, it’s time for candidate number two….

The Camp is challenging and testing. An extra day was added this year. The cooking was done by the boys for two days.

Each year the National Institute of Allied Arts is faced with dozens of boys like him. When, for one hundred years, you’ve been granting limelight to the youth of Zimbabwe, you’re bound to get the slip-ups, the blanks and the ‘line-pleases’. You also get the exceptional, the Honours-through-and-throughs,the recites-Shakespeare-better-than-Shakespeare-himself and that’s what the Institute strives for.

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He walks onto the ancient stage at Prince Edward. Number Ones impeccable. The hall is silent. All eyes on him. The adjudicator nods. It’s time for him to begin.

The Camp is primarily about engendering and developing ‘College Spirit’. The importance of manners, commitment,

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Limelight Granted

loyalty, and ‘gentlemanly’ demeanour is obviously central to all the activities. These ranged from obstacle courses, walks, ‘physicals’, learning ‘war cries’ and the school song. The importance of ‘team work’ was once again emphasised – ‘All for One and One for All’.

By Thursday, the gruelling course was over and the 112 boys slumped into deep sleep on the buses back from Jabulani; exhausted, but true and proud ‘College Boys.’

Cav. C. Trinci O.M.R.I

In it’s centennial year the Institute has burgeoned further and there has been no deviation from the standard of excellence that has become synonymous with Allied Arts. Yes, we saw the hims but at least he was given a stage. Allied Arts is the meeting place of innovative and inspired minds country wide. It is the platform of creative expression that we exploit all year long. It is the stage of our very own show. It is the chance to step out of the box of conformity and announce to the world “I AM AN ARTIST. I AM ZIMBABWEAN. I AM HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD.” And trust me, we leap out of that box. And, as expected St John’s College (the show-offs as always) were sure to have a green blazered representative wherever they could. This year there have been thousands (I exaggerate not) of people, from all walks of life putting their creative spirits forth: At the Eisteddfod in February, the youth played and produced beautiful music. The Speech & Drama Festival in June opened the floodgates and let more young performers showcase

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“To be or not be, that is the---”.

He gulps. Wipes his hands on the bright green blazer. A bead of sweat is visible on the side of his head. It’s been silent in this draughty room for about a minute now. He’s still there, frozen. Staring forward at the smiling adjudicator.

themselves. Then, when one thought all the creative juice in our nation had been used up – the Literacy & Visual Arts Festival saw fertile minds presenting truly inspired Artwork, Poetry and Prose. The entrants have two main aims, no matter what their avenue of expression: to show the world their visionary spirit and to get HONOURS!

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Form 1 Camp, 2012, Jabulani

The second is a true challenge. Some entrants sweep up top awards. Others may receive a Third Grade. It is amazing, however, to hear the “H-Word”…

“Line please”.

“What question?”

For exactly one century the National Institute of Allied Arts has promoted the arts nationwide, by running three Festivals for all Zimbabweans to showcase their talents. This Association represents a movement. The movement – of artistry

“No, honey, that’s your line”

One hundred years of granting limelight should not be ignored

“That is the question”

“Ah, um, ya that’s right”.

On Sunday 8th January all the New Form 1’s headed off to Shangani, near Gweru, for the annual Camp. Jabulani Safaris, the new venue, is a stunning, large wildlife Conservancy located between the Usungurume and Ndambashokwe hills. There is easy access to Naletale, Bila and Dhlo-Dhlo ruins, important sites of national historical significance. All the boys walked to the first two sites in one day, covering 18 km before and after lunch!

Rory Tsapayi

The room knows that he can’t continue. Someone foolishly claps. Down the rickety steps he goes, back to his seat. Face red and eyes downwards. He sits. Head in hands. He thinks of how he knew that piece inside out just ten minutes prior. The stage wiped his mind and his chances of Honours. But that’s enough of him, it’s time for candidate number two….

The Camp is challenging and testing. An extra day was added this year. The cooking was done by the boys for two days.

Each year the National Institute of Allied Arts is faced with dozens of boys like him. When, for one hundred years, you’ve been granting limelight to the youth of Zimbabwe, you’re bound to get the slip-ups, the blanks and the ‘line-pleases’. You also get the exceptional, the Honours-through-and-throughs,the recites-Shakespeare-better-than-Shakespeare-himself and that’s what the Institute strives for.

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He walks onto the ancient stage at Prince Edward. Number Ones impeccable. The hall is silent. All eyes on him. The adjudicator nods. It’s time for him to begin.

The Camp is primarily about engendering and developing ‘College Spirit’. The importance of manners, commitment,

St John’s Magazine 2013

St John’s Magazine 2013

Literary Section

Literary Section

Limelight Granted

loyalty, and ‘gentlemanly’ demeanour is obviously central to all the activities. These ranged from obstacle courses, walks, ‘physicals’, learning ‘war cries’ and the school song. The importance of ‘team work’ was once again emphasised – ‘All for One and One for All’.

By Thursday, the gruelling course was over and the 112 boys slumped into deep sleep on the buses back from Jabulani; exhausted, but true and proud ‘College Boys.’

Cav. C. Trinci O.M.R.I

In it’s centennial year the Institute has burgeoned further and there has been no deviation from the standard of excellence that has become synonymous with Allied Arts. Yes, we saw the hims but at least he was given a stage. Allied Arts is the meeting place of innovative and inspired minds country wide. It is the platform of creative expression that we exploit all year long. It is the stage of our very own show. It is the chance to step out of the box of conformity and announce to the world “I AM AN ARTIST. I AM ZIMBABWEAN. I AM HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD.” And trust me, we leap out of that box. And, as expected St John’s College (the show-offs as always) were sure to have a green blazered representative wherever they could. This year there have been thousands (I exaggerate not) of people, from all walks of life putting their creative spirits forth: At the Eisteddfod in February, the youth played and produced beautiful music. The Speech & Drama Festival in June opened the floodgates and let more young performers showcase

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After a slow start to the season with some games being affected by rain, the team left on 20th February in high spirits, ready to take on the South African schools. With a squad of 12 players and two coaches the team arrived at St Alban’s on Thursday at lunch time. We went straight into a practice session, which set the standards for the four days of cricket ahead. Our first game was a two day game against Grey College, Bloemfontein, a very strong side. We found out afterwards they were rated 6th in South African School Boy Cricket. We batted first, making a good start at 50/1, but we lost a few wickets and found ourselves at 62/4. This brought Shane Snater to the crease, and with some positive Cricket and determination, Shane scored one of the greatest school boy hundreds I have seen. He was very well assisted by the lower order batsmen. Kyle Hopper stuck around with Shane and scored a very valuable 39 runs, which in the context of the game was vital. We managed to score 249/10 runs in 76 overs on Day One. We had the chance to bowl to them that afternoon and had hoped to pick up a few wickets to put them under pressure. Unfortunately we didn’t take any wickets on Day One. Day Two started on a better note, with Gary King picking up an early wicket. Grey College batted extremely well, scoring 389/6 in their 80 overs. Their main batsman, who plays for South Africa U19, scored a brilliant 179 runs. Richard Lock finished with figures of 4/73 in 15 overs.

Day Three (50 over game) saw us up against a lower ranked team, Cornwall Hill College. We batted first, and several boys showed their potential. We managed to score 243/7 in our

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The 1st Team Cricket squad went on tour again this year to St Alban’s. It was a 50th anniversary festival for St Alban’s.

50 overs. Eddie Byrom (59 off 79), Gary King (56 off 98) and Eli Snyman (61 off 41) helped us to achieve a score of 243/7. Special mention must be made of Eli Snyman who batted extremely well. We then managed to restrict Cornwall Hill College to 222/9 in their 50 overs. Shane Snater was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/38 in 10 overs. Gary King was very strong up front with figures of 3/34 in his 10 overs. The boys played very well, despite being tired from the tough two days before, and showed great spirit and determination to win.

Our third and final game was against Affies College. Once again, we faced another top-rated school in South African School Boy Cricket, rated 5th in the country in the March rankings. Although our bowlers worked hard, their batsmen were equal to the challenge. After getting their two openers out, we were shown in a very respectful way how to play Cricket. Their number 3 and number 5 batsmen were nothing short of brilliant. The boys tried as hard as they could to make something happen, but these two batsmen gave nothing. Affies scored a very impressive 298/5 in their 50 overs.

We began our innings very well, with Jason Murray leading from the front. When we lost our 1st wicket at 54/1, I thought we had a chance to get close to their score, and maybe even pull off a great win. This did not happen. Affies brought on their spinners and closed shop on us. I was impressed that the boys did not give up or give away their wickets, but we struggled to score any runs against their spinners. We ended the day on 137/8. Once again Brendan Du Preez and Brad Evans fought hard, not giving away their wickets. The boys played some great Cricket and came away from this festival with happy memories and experiences. I would like to thank Alan Mlambo for his hard work scoring for us on tour, and all the boys for their exemplary behaviour and commendable attitude towards the game of Cricket. We are grateful to Mr. De Grandhomme for his hard work and the effort he puts into 1st Team Cricket. His experience of the game is of the highest quality. To all the parents who support their sons in the game of Cricket, your passion and support are wonderful to see. We had five Form 4 boys on this tour, a very young team that was extremely well led by Jason Murray. I look forward to next year’s tour and season as I feel these boys will continue to improve.

Ross Nel 1st Team Cricket Coach

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We then went back into bat with 68 overs left in the day. We were 140 runs behind, and Grey College was looking for a result. With the early loss of Jason Murray to a controversial decision, we were on the back foot. Grey College had us at 60/6 with plenty of overs left in the day. Richard Lock batted for time, and scored 37 off 88 balls, and when he went at 60/6, Kyle Hopper came to the crease. Together with Eli Snyman they put on 65 runs for the 7th wicket. The runs were not as important as the time. They managed to stand up to a number of bowlers and to occupy the crease for a number of overs. When Eli went at 125/7, there were still 20 overs left in the day. Brendan Du Preez came in at number 9, and together with Kyle batted for time, and did extremely well to last against a strong bowling line up from Grey College. Kyle then lost his wicket, with 5 overs still to play, a game-saving 58 off 101 balls. Brendan and Brad Evans held out to the end, despite some intense pressure from Grey College. They lasted and took our score to 164/9 putting us 24 runs ahead. After the final ball, the game ended in a draw for our 1st team.

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After a slow start to the season with some games being affected by rain, the team left on 20th February in high spirits, ready to take on the South African schools. With a squad of 12 players and two coaches the team arrived at St Alban’s on Thursday at lunch time. We went straight into a practice session, which set the standards for the four days of cricket ahead. Our first game was a two day game against Grey College, Bloemfontein, a very strong side. We found out afterwards they were rated 6th in South African School Boy Cricket. We batted first, making a good start at 50/1, but we lost a few wickets and found ourselves at 62/4. This brought Shane Snater to the crease, and with some positive Cricket and determination, Shane scored one of the greatest school boy hundreds I have seen. He was very well assisted by the lower order batsmen. Kyle Hopper stuck around with Shane and scored a very valuable 39 runs, which in the context of the game was vital. We managed to score 249/10 runs in 76 overs on Day One. We had the chance to bowl to them that afternoon and had hoped to pick up a few wickets to put them under pressure. Unfortunately we didn’t take any wickets on Day One. Day Two started on a better note, with Gary King picking up an early wicket. Grey College batted extremely well, scoring 389/6 in their 80 overs. Their main batsman, who plays for South Africa U19, scored a brilliant 179 runs. Richard Lock finished with figures of 4/73 in 15 overs.

Day Three (50 over game) saw us up against a lower ranked team, Cornwall Hill College. We batted first, and several boys showed their potential. We managed to score 243/7 in our

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The 1st Team Cricket squad went on tour again this year to St Alban’s. It was a 50th anniversary festival for St Alban’s.

50 overs. Eddie Byrom (59 off 79), Gary King (56 off 98) and Eli Snyman (61 off 41) helped us to achieve a score of 243/7. Special mention must be made of Eli Snyman who batted extremely well. We then managed to restrict Cornwall Hill College to 222/9 in their 50 overs. Shane Snater was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/38 in 10 overs. Gary King was very strong up front with figures of 3/34 in his 10 overs. The boys played very well, despite being tired from the tough two days before, and showed great spirit and determination to win.

Our third and final game was against Affies College. Once again, we faced another top-rated school in South African School Boy Cricket, rated 5th in the country in the March rankings. Although our bowlers worked hard, their batsmen were equal to the challenge. After getting their two openers out, we were shown in a very respectful way how to play Cricket. Their number 3 and number 5 batsmen were nothing short of brilliant. The boys tried as hard as they could to make something happen, but these two batsmen gave nothing. Affies scored a very impressive 298/5 in their 50 overs.

We began our innings very well, with Jason Murray leading from the front. When we lost our 1st wicket at 54/1, I thought we had a chance to get close to their score, and maybe even pull off a great win. This did not happen. Affies brought on their spinners and closed shop on us. I was impressed that the boys did not give up or give away their wickets, but we struggled to score any runs against their spinners. We ended the day on 137/8. Once again Brendan Du Preez and Brad Evans fought hard, not giving away their wickets. The boys played some great Cricket and came away from this festival with happy memories and experiences. I would like to thank Alan Mlambo for his hard work scoring for us on tour, and all the boys for their exemplary behaviour and commendable attitude towards the game of Cricket. We are grateful to Mr. De Grandhomme for his hard work and the effort he puts into 1st Team Cricket. His experience of the game is of the highest quality. To all the parents who support their sons in the game of Cricket, your passion and support are wonderful to see. We had five Form 4 boys on this tour, a very young team that was extremely well led by Jason Murray. I look forward to next year’s tour and season as I feel these boys will continue to improve.

Ross Nel 1st Team Cricket Coach

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We then went back into bat with 68 overs left in the day. We were 140 runs behind, and Grey College was looking for a result. With the early loss of Jason Murray to a controversial decision, we were on the back foot. Grey College had us at 60/6 with plenty of overs left in the day. Richard Lock batted for time, and scored 37 off 88 balls, and when he went at 60/6, Kyle Hopper came to the crease. Together with Eli Snyman they put on 65 runs for the 7th wicket. The runs were not as important as the time. They managed to stand up to a number of bowlers and to occupy the crease for a number of overs. When Eli went at 125/7, there were still 20 overs left in the day. Brendan Du Preez came in at number 9, and together with Kyle batted for time, and did extremely well to last against a strong bowling line up from Grey College. Kyle then lost his wicket, with 5 overs still to play, a game-saving 58 off 101 balls. Brendan and Brad Evans held out to the end, despite some intense pressure from Grey College. They lasted and took our score to 164/9 putting us 24 runs ahead. After the final ball, the game ended in a draw for our 1st team.

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Day 4: 8:00 am their set plays.

W. Mukotsanjera – Tour Manager E. Banda – Coach T. Chitsinde – Assistant Coach

In the evening, against Royal Bafokeng of the North West, it took one and a half minutes to score four points. The Royals soon came back to give the Rams a tough time and by the end of the third quarter the score was 30- 19 in favour of St John’s. This was a comfortable position to be in. The boys, however, were failing to communicate, despite the coaches telling them (or rather yelling at them) to do so.

The team arrived at Oliver Tambo International Airport at 3:30pm and went through immigration and customs. The whole tour party was cleared without any problems. The team proceeded straight to the Wits courts for the first game vs. American International school of Johannesburg. SJC won 39 18. This was a good motivating factor and gave the team hope for the following day’s games. The boys went straight to sleep after the long day.

Day 2: 22 February The boys awoke to play a 9:00am game against Kingswood, and won 70 - 7 in a game where the opposition was significantly weaker. We displayed no arrogance, despite the huge margin, as the coach has always campaigned against this. The boys again won 57- 17 against St David’s Marist Inanda of Johannesburg. The team used this opportunity to practise

St John’s won 42 – 24.

Day 3: 10:00 am

We next faced Pretoria Boys, who had beaten Jeppe boys by one point in a semi-final decider. The encounter proved to be tough and by the start of the third quarter the boys were 13 points down with the score at 31-18 in favour of Pretoria Boys. By the fourth quarter the score was 49-34. A time out was called by the coach who instructed the Rams to maintain a strong full court press which kept our opponents on their toes. Bongani Moyo managed to penetrate the opponent’s zone defence several times. Unfortunately we went down 55-

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saw the narrow lead maintained, however the Rams opened up the taps and soon had a 12 point lead which did not allow for any complacency as St Charles kept up their attack. Two three-pointers, one from B Moyo and another from S Mapeka, increased the margin and by the time the game ended we had won 46 – 26. By 4 pm the team had qualified for the quarter final stage against Kersney of Kwa Zulu Natal. Within the first one and a half minutes the Rams were 6 points up. With four minutes to the end of the fourth quarter however the Rams were only 4 points up. A sudden burst of energy from the team saved the day for the Rams, who won 43-37.

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36. In retrospect had the boys shown hunger by putting up a solid defence as well as spirited offense from the very start, the tables would have been turned to their advantage.

At 1:30pm we were pitted against Western Cape Sports School whom we had met before. At stake was position 3 and the loser would occupy position 4. The Western Cape sportsmen did not have it easy this time as the college was leading 34-26 with four minutes remaining in the third quarter. The game was exciting throughout the four quarters. Unfortunately, Rams lost 58-54, a narrower margin than the first encounter with the same team which we lost by 30 points. The final results at a glance show that the Rams played 9 good games, won 6, lost 3. They came fourth out of 29 South African schools representing all South African provinces, including sports academies. There were also two schools from Swaziland at the tournament. The Rams left South Africa having bonded with their peers as well as making social and sporting contact with boys from other schools. Their behaviour and conduct met expectations and they received compliments for looking smart in their numbers. Rukudzo Gona was chosen for the all-star team for 2013.

Mr. W. Mukotsanjera Tour Manager

We began the morning having qualified for the cup stage of the competition. The starting five turned up the heat by scoring first, but our opponents, Western Cape Sports School, came back fighting and quickly analysed our strategy, which resulted in us being 11 points down at half time. Their number 9 ran several fast breaks with impunity which increased their lead. At the end of the game the score was 29 - 51 in favour of Western Cape Sports Academy. At 2 pm our second cup game of the day proved to be another tight encounter. Our opponents, St Charles College, put up a spirited fight and by half time we were leading by only a narrow margin with the score at 15 - 13. The third quarter

Back row: F. Lioga, R. Mberi, P. Bera, T. Chikoto, T. Mapurisa, B. Masekesa. Front row: T. Mutizwa, B. Moyo, S. Mapeka (Vice Captain), Mr. W. Mukotsanjera (Master in Charge), T. Parirenyatwa, T. Kwaramba, R. Gona.

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Day 4: 8:00 am their set plays.

W. Mukotsanjera – Tour Manager E. Banda – Coach T. Chitsinde – Assistant Coach

In the evening, against Royal Bafokeng of the North West, it took one and a half minutes to score four points. The Royals soon came back to give the Rams a tough time and by the end of the third quarter the score was 30- 19 in favour of St John’s. This was a comfortable position to be in. The boys, however, were failing to communicate, despite the coaches telling them (or rather yelling at them) to do so.

The team arrived at Oliver Tambo International Airport at 3:30pm and went through immigration and customs. The whole tour party was cleared without any problems. The team proceeded straight to the Wits courts for the first game vs. American International school of Johannesburg. SJC won 39 18. This was a good motivating factor and gave the team hope for the following day’s games. The boys went straight to sleep after the long day.

Day 2: 22 February The boys awoke to play a 9:00am game against Kingswood, and won 70 - 7 in a game where the opposition was significantly weaker. We displayed no arrogance, despite the huge margin, as the coach has always campaigned against this. The boys again won 57- 17 against St David’s Marist Inanda of Johannesburg. The team used this opportunity to practise

St John’s won 42 – 24.

Day 3: 10:00 am

We next faced Pretoria Boys, who had beaten Jeppe boys by one point in a semi-final decider. The encounter proved to be tough and by the start of the third quarter the boys were 13 points down with the score at 31-18 in favour of Pretoria Boys. By the fourth quarter the score was 49-34. A time out was called by the coach who instructed the Rams to maintain a strong full court press which kept our opponents on their toes. Bongani Moyo managed to penetrate the opponent’s zone defence several times. Unfortunately we went down 55-

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saw the narrow lead maintained, however the Rams opened up the taps and soon had a 12 point lead which did not allow for any complacency as St Charles kept up their attack. Two three-pointers, one from B Moyo and another from S Mapeka, increased the margin and by the time the game ended we had won 46 – 26. By 4 pm the team had qualified for the quarter final stage against Kersney of Kwa Zulu Natal. Within the first one and a half minutes the Rams were 6 points up. With four minutes to the end of the fourth quarter however the Rams were only 4 points up. A sudden burst of energy from the team saved the day for the Rams, who won 43-37.

Staff:

Day 1: 21 February

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36. In retrospect had the boys shown hunger by putting up a solid defence as well as spirited offense from the very start, the tables would have been turned to their advantage.

At 1:30pm we were pitted against Western Cape Sports School whom we had met before. At stake was position 3 and the loser would occupy position 4. The Western Cape sportsmen did not have it easy this time as the college was leading 34-26 with four minutes remaining in the third quarter. The game was exciting throughout the four quarters. Unfortunately, Rams lost 58-54, a narrower margin than the first encounter with the same team which we lost by 30 points. The final results at a glance show that the Rams played 9 good games, won 6, lost 3. They came fourth out of 29 South African schools representing all South African provinces, including sports academies. There were also two schools from Swaziland at the tournament. The Rams left South Africa having bonded with their peers as well as making social and sporting contact with boys from other schools. Their behaviour and conduct met expectations and they received compliments for looking smart in their numbers. Rukudzo Gona was chosen for the all-star team for 2013.

Mr. W. Mukotsanjera Tour Manager

We began the morning having qualified for the cup stage of the competition. The starting five turned up the heat by scoring first, but our opponents, Western Cape Sports School, came back fighting and quickly analysed our strategy, which resulted in us being 11 points down at half time. Their number 9 ran several fast breaks with impunity which increased their lead. At the end of the game the score was 29 - 51 in favour of Western Cape Sports Academy. At 2 pm our second cup game of the day proved to be another tight encounter. Our opponents, St Charles College, put up a spirited fight and by half time we were leading by only a narrow margin with the score at 15 - 13. The third quarter

Back row: F. Lioga, R. Mberi, P. Bera, T. Chikoto, T. Mapurisa, B. Masekesa. Front row: T. Mutizwa, B. Moyo, S. Mapeka (Vice Captain), Mr. W. Mukotsanjera (Master in Charge), T. Parirenyatwa, T. Kwaramba, R. Gona.

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26 students and 2 teachers set out for Europe on 6th April and returned on the 19th of April.

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The purpose of the tour was to reinforce what we teach in the classroom with the physical - to make history come alive for the students through visual aids.

We arrived in Paris on the 7th of April in the late afternoon. Because our flight was delayed by almost 3 hours, we failed to accomplish all we had planned to do on this first day. We, however, managed a tour of Paris at night, seeing the famous Champs Elysees, the Louvre and Sacre Coeur and went up the Eiffel Tower right to the very top in what we thought was the coldest weather. The next day we travelled to Flanders in Belgium and Dunkirk. This was a cold day. Most of us had never been that cold before. We stopped at La Couple Museum where Hitler was once building rockets underground with the aim of using the element of surprise to take over Europe. Then, of course, the beaches of Dunkirk were a marvel. We braved the icecold weather and picked up a few shells. The students appreciated the 1914 war technology at the Somme and also saw the ugly side of war through the many graveyards and war remains. We travelled back to Paris and Euro Disney. This was the highlight for many students. From there we travelled to

Berlin where we traced the Wall path and ended at Check point Charlie museum. Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to a crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. Checkpoint Charlie was designated as the single crossing point by foot or by car. It became a symbol of the Cold War, representing the separation of East and West. From Berlin we headed for Poland to see the infamous concentration camps. It is my hope that young people who are the future and are fortunate enough to travel to such places learn from this history and that such atrocities are never repeated. From Poland we headed for the beautiful city of Prague. We started our tour from the Castle, down to Charles Bridge, past the astronomical clock and ended at Wenceslas Square. The aim was to appreciate the old Prague versus the new, to learn the history of the Prague Spring and how Prague has moved past its history of being Soviet-controlled. From Prague we travelled back home via Dubai. After much walking, much learning, much fast food and much fatigue, we arrived at the Harare International airport just before 5pm on the 19th April. We would like to thank the parents and the school for making this possible. Well done to the group for showing gentlemanly conduct throughout the tour.

St John’s Johannesburg Easter Rugby Festival is a very wellestablished event and the organizers were amazing hosts, so it was a great honour to have been invited back to participate alongside some of South Africa’s top schools. Overall, this was a very beneficial festival in our preparations for the season as we played three tough games against quality opposition. It gave us an opportunity to try combinations and give a number of young players exposure to a higher level of rugby. I was extremely proud to see the results of the boys hard work during their pre-season training coming through in the games. In our first game against New Orleans, we started slowly, taking a while to settle into our pattern of play, however, by the second half we managed to find a rhythm and came through with an 8-5 win courtesy of a penalty from Kurt Burger and a try from Ryan Wilson. On our rest day, the boys trained hard and ironed out errors from our first game in preparation for our next game against the hosts, St John’s College Johannesburg. From the first whistle, the boys defended extremely well and tackled their hearts out against a much bigger and more physical team. Our team absorbed the initial onslaught of attack by the hosts and then had the killer instinct to take opportunities when we created

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them to earn a with a well-deserved 18-15 win. Our points were scored by two penalties and a conversion by Kurt Burger and a try a piece by Cole Bond and Shane Snater. The boys had to work really hard and dig deep for this win and it was great to see the heart and spirit of the team. Our third and final game was against the highly-rated Windhoek Gymnasium from Namibia, who had also won their first two games of the Festival. We started strongly and had the better of the first half, creating a number of great scoring opportunities, but we just could not convert these into points, which saw us trailing 7-6 at half time. We then made a few errors in the second half and gave away soft tries, eventually going down 40-6.

All-in-all, this was a great experience for all our boys and I was very proud of their performance. We would like to thank the parents for their continued support as well as our sponsors, Health International and Body Active Gym for making the tour possible.

Gary Hewitt Head Coach

Monica Mukotsanjera

Back row: B. Naude, R. Zwart, S. Snater, H. Joscelyne, K. Burger, E. Snyman, T. Parirenyatwa, C. Bond, B. Vickery, T. Matthews, T. Chadwick. Front row: C. Sinclair, G. Rorke, Mr. B. Rademeyer (Manager), B. Zwart (Vice Captain), J. Swan (Captain), Mr. M. Madziva (Assistant Coach), R. Wilson, S. Coles, R. Gona. Absent: : Mr. G. Hewitt (Coach)

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26 students and 2 teachers set out for Europe on 6th April and returned on the 19th of April.

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The purpose of the tour was to reinforce what we teach in the classroom with the physical - to make history come alive for the students through visual aids.

We arrived in Paris on the 7th of April in the late afternoon. Because our flight was delayed by almost 3 hours, we failed to accomplish all we had planned to do on this first day. We, however, managed a tour of Paris at night, seeing the famous Champs Elysees, the Louvre and Sacre Coeur and went up the Eiffel Tower right to the very top in what we thought was the coldest weather. The next day we travelled to Flanders in Belgium and Dunkirk. This was a cold day. Most of us had never been that cold before. We stopped at La Couple Museum where Hitler was once building rockets underground with the aim of using the element of surprise to take over Europe. Then, of course, the beaches of Dunkirk were a marvel. We braved the icecold weather and picked up a few shells. The students appreciated the 1914 war technology at the Somme and also saw the ugly side of war through the many graveyards and war remains. We travelled back to Paris and Euro Disney. This was the highlight for many students. From there we travelled to

Berlin where we traced the Wall path and ended at Check point Charlie museum. Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to a crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. Checkpoint Charlie was designated as the single crossing point by foot or by car. It became a symbol of the Cold War, representing the separation of East and West. From Berlin we headed for Poland to see the infamous concentration camps. It is my hope that young people who are the future and are fortunate enough to travel to such places learn from this history and that such atrocities are never repeated. From Poland we headed for the beautiful city of Prague. We started our tour from the Castle, down to Charles Bridge, past the astronomical clock and ended at Wenceslas Square. The aim was to appreciate the old Prague versus the new, to learn the history of the Prague Spring and how Prague has moved past its history of being Soviet-controlled. From Prague we travelled back home via Dubai. After much walking, much learning, much fast food and much fatigue, we arrived at the Harare International airport just before 5pm on the 19th April. We would like to thank the parents and the school for making this possible. Well done to the group for showing gentlemanly conduct throughout the tour.

St John’s Johannesburg Easter Rugby Festival is a very wellestablished event and the organizers were amazing hosts, so it was a great honour to have been invited back to participate alongside some of South Africa’s top schools. Overall, this was a very beneficial festival in our preparations for the season as we played three tough games against quality opposition. It gave us an opportunity to try combinations and give a number of young players exposure to a higher level of rugby. I was extremely proud to see the results of the boys hard work during their pre-season training coming through in the games. In our first game against New Orleans, we started slowly, taking a while to settle into our pattern of play, however, by the second half we managed to find a rhythm and came through with an 8-5 win courtesy of a penalty from Kurt Burger and a try from Ryan Wilson. On our rest day, the boys trained hard and ironed out errors from our first game in preparation for our next game against the hosts, St John’s College Johannesburg. From the first whistle, the boys defended extremely well and tackled their hearts out against a much bigger and more physical team. Our team absorbed the initial onslaught of attack by the hosts and then had the killer instinct to take opportunities when we created

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them to earn a with a well-deserved 18-15 win. Our points were scored by two penalties and a conversion by Kurt Burger and a try a piece by Cole Bond and Shane Snater. The boys had to work really hard and dig deep for this win and it was great to see the heart and spirit of the team. Our third and final game was against the highly-rated Windhoek Gymnasium from Namibia, who had also won their first two games of the Festival. We started strongly and had the better of the first half, creating a number of great scoring opportunities, but we just could not convert these into points, which saw us trailing 7-6 at half time. We then made a few errors in the second half and gave away soft tries, eventually going down 40-6.

All-in-all, this was a great experience for all our boys and I was very proud of their performance. We would like to thank the parents for their continued support as well as our sponsors, Health International and Body Active Gym for making the tour possible.

Gary Hewitt Head Coach

Monica Mukotsanjera

Back row: B. Naude, R. Zwart, S. Snater, H. Joscelyne, K. Burger, E. Snyman, T. Parirenyatwa, C. Bond, B. Vickery, T. Matthews, T. Chadwick. Front row: C. Sinclair, G. Rorke, Mr. B. Rademeyer (Manager), B. Zwart (Vice Captain), J. Swan (Captain), Mr. M. Madziva (Assistant Coach), R. Wilson, S. Coles, R. Gona. Absent: : Mr. G. Hewitt (Coach)

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We arrived in South Africa on Sunday the 28th April, allowing us to have time to train on the Astroturf before the Festival began. We managed to train every day, and also had a warmup game against Garsfontein High School (rated 32 in South Africa). The boys started well, but as in previous tours I have been on, were behind in terms of how to play on Astroturf. We lost the game 3-0. This did not dampen the boys’ spirits, as they knew where their mistakes were and how to fix them. Our first game of the Festival was against Penryn on Wednesday evening at 19:00. The boys played a great game of hockey, moving the ball around the field and generally taking control. Our lack of experience was our biggest weakness, as we lost possession too many times and gave them chances in crucial periods of the game. We lost a very hard fought and entertaining contest 2-1.

Game four was against St Stithians (ranked 28 in South Africa). We got off to a slow start and looked vulnerable in certain areas of the field. We lost 3-0, which I thought showed character in our boys, as from the beginning they dominated us and controlled the game all the way through. Our boys put up a great fight, but were just not in the same league on the day as our opponents were. Our 5th and final game of the Festival was against a lowerranked team St Benedict’s. Once again we started on the back foot, with boys not reading the game and understanding what the opposition was doing. They scored first, which was a wakeup call to our boys. We came back into the game after the goal and played constructive hockey towards the end of the 1st half, being rewarded with a goal just before time. Going into the second half, the boys knew that they could control the game and put pressure on the opposition. They had started to understand that with positive pressure against another

Our second game was against Woodridge College (rated 26 in South Africa). This was played at 1130 on Thursday morning. The boys let themselves down as they did not play to the game plan set out by their coach. We lost 4-0. After a very stern talk by the coaches, the boys came together in their third match of the Festival. In our third game we played against the host school St Alban’s, a very strong side, with a very accurate short corner team. They had played St George’s earlier and out of the 8 short corners they had, scored in 7. We knew, going into this game, that we had to prevent short corners. As always with a plan, things go wrong; in the first few minutes, they had a short corner and scored. St Alban’s played fantastic hockey to earn that goal. As the game continued, our boys started to feel more comfortable

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team, chances would come, and they did. Once again finishing was not as accurate as it was with other teams, but still the chances were there. With just a few minutes left on the clock, we managed to score, putting us ahead for the first time. Just after the push off from the goal, our boys went to sleep and the opposition took advantage of this. Under pressure for the first time in the second half, the boys showed great maturity and calmness to handle the pressure and came out deserved winners 2-1. We would like to thank all parents who accompanied us on the tour. Parental support is always welcomed and greatly appreciated by the coaches and the boys.

We thank the host school who again looked after us so well. Thanks go to Mr. Milner, for his time and effort. We are grateful to Mrs. Jane Du Preez for helping us with the planning of the tour. Without her input and advice this tour would not have been the same.

Ross Nel Tour Manager

Back row: I. Bhagoo, M. Rossi, T. Smith, N. Naik, B. Evans, T. Kirby, K. Hopper, B. Moyo, K. Bicknell, S. Bellini-Martin. Front row: G. King, B. Du Preez, Mr. R. Nel, J. Murray (Captain), N. Milner (Teacher in Charge), S. Du Preez, P. Lindsay.

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St Alban’s 50th Anniversary Hockey Festival 1st to the 5th of May.

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in open play and began to control the game. We came close to scoring once or twice, but lacked the quality that our opposition had in finishing. We lost 3-0 but compared with our morning game, there was a great difference shown in attitude and understanding.


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We arrived in South Africa on Sunday the 28th April, allowing us to have time to train on the Astroturf before the Festival began. We managed to train every day, and also had a warmup game against Garsfontein High School (rated 32 in South Africa). The boys started well, but as in previous tours I have been on, were behind in terms of how to play on Astroturf. We lost the game 3-0. This did not dampen the boys’ spirits, as they knew where their mistakes were and how to fix them. Our first game of the Festival was against Penryn on Wednesday evening at 19:00. The boys played a great game of hockey, moving the ball around the field and generally taking control. Our lack of experience was our biggest weakness, as we lost possession too many times and gave them chances in crucial periods of the game. We lost a very hard fought and entertaining contest 2-1.

Game four was against St Stithians (ranked 28 in South Africa). We got off to a slow start and looked vulnerable in certain areas of the field. We lost 3-0, which I thought showed character in our boys, as from the beginning they dominated us and controlled the game all the way through. Our boys put up a great fight, but were just not in the same league on the day as our opponents were. Our 5th and final game of the Festival was against a lowerranked team St Benedict’s. Once again we started on the back foot, with boys not reading the game and understanding what the opposition was doing. They scored first, which was a wakeup call to our boys. We came back into the game after the goal and played constructive hockey towards the end of the 1st half, being rewarded with a goal just before time. Going into the second half, the boys knew that they could control the game and put pressure on the opposition. They had started to understand that with positive pressure against another

Our second game was against Woodridge College (rated 26 in South Africa). This was played at 1130 on Thursday morning. The boys let themselves down as they did not play to the game plan set out by their coach. We lost 4-0. After a very stern talk by the coaches, the boys came together in their third match of the Festival. In our third game we played against the host school St Alban’s, a very strong side, with a very accurate short corner team. They had played St George’s earlier and out of the 8 short corners they had, scored in 7. We knew, going into this game, that we had to prevent short corners. As always with a plan, things go wrong; in the first few minutes, they had a short corner and scored. St Alban’s played fantastic hockey to earn that goal. As the game continued, our boys started to feel more comfortable

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team, chances would come, and they did. Once again finishing was not as accurate as it was with other teams, but still the chances were there. With just a few minutes left on the clock, we managed to score, putting us ahead for the first time. Just after the push off from the goal, our boys went to sleep and the opposition took advantage of this. Under pressure for the first time in the second half, the boys showed great maturity and calmness to handle the pressure and came out deserved winners 2-1. We would like to thank all parents who accompanied us on the tour. Parental support is always welcomed and greatly appreciated by the coaches and the boys.

We thank the host school who again looked after us so well. Thanks go to Mr. Milner, for his time and effort. We are grateful to Mrs. Jane Du Preez for helping us with the planning of the tour. Without her input and advice this tour would not have been the same.

Ross Nel Tour Manager

Back row: I. Bhagoo, M. Rossi, T. Smith, N. Naik, B. Evans, T. Kirby, K. Hopper, B. Moyo, K. Bicknell, S. Bellini-Martin. Front row: G. King, B. Du Preez, Mr. R. Nel, J. Murray (Captain), N. Milner (Teacher in Charge), S. Du Preez, P. Lindsay.

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in open play and began to control the game. We came close to scoring once or twice, but lacked the quality that our opposition had in finishing. We lost 3-0 but compared with our morning game, there was a great difference shown in attitude and understanding.


On the 30th of May 2013, the Music Department and the Library organised an out-of-the-ordinary fundraising event.

show and live music, was of high quality and boasted performers from all over the world.

In an initiative to celebrate the different nationalities at the College, we welcomed the “World”.

Guests tasted delicious dishes from all the countries represented. Variety, quality and quantity left nothing to be desired.

The Travel and Tourism students, guided by Mr. Elliot, organised a fantastic display for China, France, Australia, India and Ireland. The research and enthusiasm put into their work was remarkable and was appreciated by both organizers and guests. Students and teachers from Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Israel, Holland and Algeria took pride in showcasing the diversity of their roots. The entertainment, which included various dances, a fashion

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This event showed a different side of life at the College, giving guests an opportunity to discover more about the diversity of cultures that St John’s College can boast. We look forward to an even bigger and better evening of culture next year!

Assia Post Librarian / French Teacher

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On the 30th of May 2013, the Music Department and the Library organised an out-of-the-ordinary fundraising event.

show and live music, was of high quality and boasted performers from all over the world.

In an initiative to celebrate the different nationalities at the College, we welcomed the “World”.

Guests tasted delicious dishes from all the countries represented. Variety, quality and quantity left nothing to be desired.

The Travel and Tourism students, guided by Mr. Elliot, organised a fantastic display for China, France, Australia, India and Ireland. The research and enthusiasm put into their work was remarkable and was appreciated by both organizers and guests. Students and teachers from Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Israel, Holland and Algeria took pride in showcasing the diversity of their roots. The entertainment, which included various dances, a fashion

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This event showed a different side of life at the College, giving guests an opportunity to discover more about the diversity of cultures that St John’s College can boast. We look forward to an even bigger and better evening of culture next year!

Assia Post Librarian / French Teacher

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The second Careers Expo was held in June, for the benefit of the Form 4, Lower and Upper 6 students. The exhibitors covered areas in the Business, Engineering and Construction, I T, Aviation, Agriculture, Hospitality & Tourism, Conservation and Wildlife Management, Law, Property Management, Trades and Apprenticeships, Sport Management and Journalism, Publication, Media and Design. Among the exhibitors were 5 Old Boys, and we are encouraged that they are coming back into the St John’s system. We were also honoured to have Senior Management and Partners from Standard Chartered Bank, Ernst & Young, Knight Frank, Arup Consulting Engineers, Blackfordby Agricultural Institute and the Law Society.

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The format allowed our students to interact with the exhibitors so that they were able to obtain the information relating to a particular career, and the training process to follow. The age groups that we focus on enable students to choose the correct subjects for their A Levels, and for them to understand what tertiary qualifications or skills are required to pursue a particular career. Without the support and enthusiasm of the exhibitors this event could not take place. We believe that the students and parents who attended found the Expo interesting and informative.

Mrs. W. Thorn Careers Guidance Counsellor

On Wednesday the 26th of June we played host to a touring Michaelhouse 1st XI Soccer Team. The game was played on the Cabbage Patch field. It was the first match in the history of St John’s College played against opposition from outside Zimbabwe. The Michaelhouse team had played St George’s College the day before and drew one all, so we knew we had a lot of work to do. Our boys controlled the game from the first whistle, thanks to the coaching of Sam Chikanda and Norman Mapeza. We took the lead early on, Mufaro Timba, scoring with a free kick in the first 5 minutes. From that moment our boys never looked back. Not too long after the first goal Nigel Ndlovu scored the first of his goals. This was followed closely by his second, and the

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College’s fourth goal was scored by Form 2 Harley Matarutse his first game. The final goal of the first half and the match was by Nigel Ndlovu who completed a hat trick. The final score was 5-0.

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The second Careers Expo was held in June, for the benefit of the Form 4, Lower and Upper 6 students. The exhibitors covered areas in the Business, Engineering and Construction, I T, Aviation, Agriculture, Hospitality & Tourism, Conservation and Wildlife Management, Law, Property Management, Trades and Apprenticeships, Sport Management and Journalism, Publication, Media and Design. Among the exhibitors were 5 Old Boys, and we are encouraged that they are coming back into the St John’s system. We were also honoured to have Senior Management and Partners from Standard Chartered Bank, Ernst & Young, Knight Frank, Arup Consulting Engineers, Blackfordby Agricultural Institute and the Law Society.

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The format allowed our students to interact with the exhibitors so that they were able to obtain the information relating to a particular career, and the training process to follow. The age groups that we focus on enable students to choose the correct subjects for their A Levels, and for them to understand what tertiary qualifications or skills are required to pursue a particular career. Without the support and enthusiasm of the exhibitors this event could not take place. We believe that the students and parents who attended found the Expo interesting and informative.

Mrs. W. Thorn Careers Guidance Counsellor

On Wednesday the 26th of June we played host to a touring Michaelhouse 1st XI Soccer Team. The game was played on the Cabbage Patch field. It was the first match in the history of St John’s College played against opposition from outside Zimbabwe. The Michaelhouse team had played St George’s College the day before and drew one all, so we knew we had a lot of work to do. Our boys controlled the game from the first whistle, thanks to the coaching of Sam Chikanda and Norman Mapeza. We took the lead early on, Mufaro Timba, scoring with a free kick in the first 5 minutes. From that moment our boys never looked back. Not too long after the first goal Nigel Ndlovu scored the first of his goals. This was followed closely by his second, and the

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College’s fourth goal was scored by Form 2 Harley Matarutse his first game. The final goal of the first half and the match was by Nigel Ndlovu who completed a hat trick. The final score was 5-0.

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Time passed very quickly and the opening speech, by Cav. Trinci, was a true culmination of the event. Boys mingled with guests, convincing them that their work was the best on show; parents proudly confirmed the same…

The work displayed was of a very high standard, as confirmed by all who visited the exhibition.

With fantastic snacks and good wine, we truly enjoyed the evening.

We worked very hard, to ensure that the best selection of exhibits was presented to parents, teachers, students and invited guests.

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Our annual exhibition actually began its journey last year better said - as soon as we finished the last one. We have collected the best and most interesting work from our dedicated “Artists” and “pinned” them, ready for display.

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Takudzwa Makamure

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Time passed very quickly and the opening speech, by Cav. Trinci, was a true culmination of the event. Boys mingled with guests, convincing them that their work was the best on show; parents proudly confirmed the same…

The work displayed was of a very high standard, as confirmed by all who visited the exhibition.

With fantastic snacks and good wine, we truly enjoyed the evening.

We worked very hard, to ensure that the best selection of exhibits was presented to parents, teachers, students and invited guests.

Mrs B. Vidovic

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Our annual exhibition actually began its journey last year better said - as soon as we finished the last one. We have collected the best and most interesting work from our dedicated “Artists” and “pinned” them, ready for display.

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Three staff members and 39 students (30 St John’s Boys and 9 Chisipite Girls) left on the 3rd of August for a two week tour to France.

St John’s College Pipe Band at the World Championships Glasgow, August 2013

We arrived in Nice on the 4th of August and transferred to the Campus Horticole an International Language Centre in Antibes, France, where the students attended a week of French lessons. After a morning of lessons, each afternoon and evening an activity was planned. During this first week, we visited Antibes, Juan Les Pins, Cannes, Monaco, the famous Fragonnard Perfume factory. Sailing lessons and a sports competition with the other students were held. At the end of the week, all students received an internationally recognized certificate. After boarding the speed train, the famous TGV, we arrived in Paris and settled in at the Grand Hotel Nouvel Opera. The four days in Paris were rich with visits and fantastic experiences. Among these were The Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and the renowned Sacre Coeur, l’lle de la Cite, Notre Dame de Paris and, of course, EuroDisney. Various means of transport such as metro (subway), RER (city train),

and bus were used to enable the students to experience real Parisian life. On Wednesday morning (14th August) the tour left Paris for beautiful Normandy. On the way to the Chateau du Molay, there was a stop to look at the amazing Bayeux Tapestry. This was an impressive lesson in History and Art. Le Mont Saint Michel was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. This Abbey is a jewel of the French heritage. The students were very impressed. There was an opportunity to visit Omaha Beach before spending a last night at the Chateau This year’s French tour was a great success.

Mme. B. Fodouop Mme. A. Post M. A. Sakala

14 Countries, over 200 Pipe Bands, 8000 pipers and drummers and 40.000 spectators: these are just a few statistics regarding the Piping World Championships recently held in Glasgow. St John’s College was in the competition.

Royal and Ancient Golf Clubhouse), and rounding all off with a visit to the imposing Edinburgh Castle. The College Pipe Band gratefully acknowledges the support given so generously by so many fellow Zimbabweans.

While the College band didn’t make it to the finals in a very stiff competition, the greatest honour and privilege was being requested to march in the Opening Parade through Glasgow, one of only four bands out of more than 200 bands in the festival. With the College boys were three other bands from distant corners of the Globe; Australia, Mexico and Canada.

Cav. C. Trinci O.M.R.I.

Once the Competition was over, the St John’s boys were able to relax and join the many visitors to Scotland as ordinary ‘tourists’. In Edinburgh for the final three days, we were immersed in the spirit of the famous Festival and attended many of the ‘fringe’ events. In a very busy schedule over two weeks, we managed to include visits to Science Museums, Bothwell Castle, McCallum’s Pipe Factory, St Andrew’s (including a personal tour inside the

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Back row: T. Munyanyi, D. Post, G. Ellis, T. Mbizi, D. Whitaker, S. Ross, S. Post, R. Scott-Riddell, T. Chikosi, M. Murapa. Front row: D. Kassim, C. Blignaut, N. Khaminwa (Drum Major), Mr. E. Mabodo (Drum Instructor), Cav. C. Trinci (Band Master), Mr. J. Kalonga (Pipe Instructor), J. Whitaker (Pipe Major), J. White, J. Foulkes.

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Three staff members and 39 students (30 St John’s Boys and 9 Chisipite Girls) left on the 3rd of August for a two week tour to France.

St John’s College Pipe Band at the World Championships Glasgow, August 2013

We arrived in Nice on the 4th of August and transferred to the Campus Horticole an International Language Centre in Antibes, France, where the students attended a week of French lessons. After a morning of lessons, each afternoon and evening an activity was planned. During this first week, we visited Antibes, Juan Les Pins, Cannes, Monaco, the famous Fragonnard Perfume factory. Sailing lessons and a sports competition with the other students were held. At the end of the week, all students received an internationally recognized certificate. After boarding the speed train, the famous TGV, we arrived in Paris and settled in at the Grand Hotel Nouvel Opera. The four days in Paris were rich with visits and fantastic experiences. Among these were The Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and the renowned Sacre Coeur, l’lle de la Cite, Notre Dame de Paris and, of course, EuroDisney. Various means of transport such as metro (subway), RER (city train),

and bus were used to enable the students to experience real Parisian life. On Wednesday morning (14th August) the tour left Paris for beautiful Normandy. On the way to the Chateau du Molay, there was a stop to look at the amazing Bayeux Tapestry. This was an impressive lesson in History and Art. Le Mont Saint Michel was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. This Abbey is a jewel of the French heritage. The students were very impressed. There was an opportunity to visit Omaha Beach before spending a last night at the Chateau This year’s French tour was a great success.

Mme. B. Fodouop Mme. A. Post M. A. Sakala

14 Countries, over 200 Pipe Bands, 8000 pipers and drummers and 40.000 spectators: these are just a few statistics regarding the Piping World Championships recently held in Glasgow. St John’s College was in the competition.

Royal and Ancient Golf Clubhouse), and rounding all off with a visit to the imposing Edinburgh Castle. The College Pipe Band gratefully acknowledges the support given so generously by so many fellow Zimbabweans.

While the College band didn’t make it to the finals in a very stiff competition, the greatest honour and privilege was being requested to march in the Opening Parade through Glasgow, one of only four bands out of more than 200 bands in the festival. With the College boys were three other bands from distant corners of the Globe; Australia, Mexico and Canada.

Cav. C. Trinci O.M.R.I.

Once the Competition was over, the St John’s boys were able to relax and join the many visitors to Scotland as ordinary ‘tourists’. In Edinburgh for the final three days, we were immersed in the spirit of the famous Festival and attended many of the ‘fringe’ events. In a very busy schedule over two weeks, we managed to include visits to Science Museums, Bothwell Castle, McCallum’s Pipe Factory, St Andrew’s (including a personal tour inside the

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Back row: T. Munyanyi, D. Post, G. Ellis, T. Mbizi, D. Whitaker, S. Ross, S. Post, R. Scott-Riddell, T. Chikosi, M. Murapa. Front row: D. Kassim, C. Blignaut, N. Khaminwa (Drum Major), Mr. E. Mabodo (Drum Instructor), Cav. C. Trinci (Band Master), Mr. J. Kalonga (Pipe Instructor), J. Whitaker (Pipe Major), J. White, J. Foulkes.

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The band was very fortunate to visit the College of Piping in Glasgow, which is the best Scottish piping and drumming institution in the world. It was indeed one of the highlights of the tour. A great deal was learnt from prominent pipers and drummers who assisted the band with tuition to enable it to achieve a higher standard of musical performance with good technique and technical ability.

and experience. In addition, we hope this trip and experience will inspire all band members to work harder to win competitions in the future. It is hoped that this trip will motivate more students to take up pipes and drums to enable continuity.

Several outstanding teachers gave tuition, all employed at the College of Piping and Drumming Centre, in particular drummer Russell Esler and Chris Armstrong, Pipe Major for the Scottish Power, which is the best adult pipe band in Scotland. Band members were taught the main constituents of music, such as phrasing, where knowledge was further gained in dividing melodic lines into rhythmical phrases or cadences and giving emphasis to accented notes whilst maintaining fluency. The use of dynamics to give the overall sound of the band different musical effects was emphasized and much knowledge was gained in intonation, which involves the pitching of instruments to achieve a musical balance.

As Instructors of the band, we would like to thank our Headmaster, Mr William Annandale, the Band Master, Mr Trinci, the Parent Fundraising Committee, sponsors and everyone who contributed to make the Scotland trip possible. Without their support none of these achievements would have been possible. Lastly, to all band members, thank you for working tirelessly in preparation for this tour and for your gentlemanly conduct during our stay in Scotland.

The band now hopes to continue competing in the World Pipe Band Championships as well as any other championships abroad to showcase talents and further improve and gain knowledge

Mr J. Kalonga and Mr. E. Mabodo

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The St John’s College Pipe Band visited Scotland, for the first time, in August. This was a great experience and an ideal learning opportunity.

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The band was very fortunate to visit the College of Piping in Glasgow, which is the best Scottish piping and drumming institution in the world. It was indeed one of the highlights of the tour. A great deal was learnt from prominent pipers and drummers who assisted the band with tuition to enable it to achieve a higher standard of musical performance with good technique and technical ability.

and experience. In addition, we hope this trip and experience will inspire all band members to work harder to win competitions in the future. It is hoped that this trip will motivate more students to take up pipes and drums to enable continuity.

Several outstanding teachers gave tuition, all employed at the College of Piping and Drumming Centre, in particular drummer Russell Esler and Chris Armstrong, Pipe Major for the Scottish Power, which is the best adult pipe band in Scotland. Band members were taught the main constituents of music, such as phrasing, where knowledge was further gained in dividing melodic lines into rhythmical phrases or cadences and giving emphasis to accented notes whilst maintaining fluency. The use of dynamics to give the overall sound of the band different musical effects was emphasized and much knowledge was gained in intonation, which involves the pitching of instruments to achieve a musical balance.

As Instructors of the band, we would like to thank our Headmaster, Mr William Annandale, the Band Master, Mr Trinci, the Parent Fundraising Committee, sponsors and everyone who contributed to make the Scotland trip possible. Without their support none of these achievements would have been possible. Lastly, to all band members, thank you for working tirelessly in preparation for this tour and for your gentlemanly conduct during our stay in Scotland.

The band now hopes to continue competing in the World Pipe Band Championships as well as any other championships abroad to showcase talents and further improve and gain knowledge

Mr J. Kalonga and Mr. E. Mabodo

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The St John’s College Pipe Band visited Scotland, for the first time, in August. This was a great experience and an ideal learning opportunity.

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Within an hour of arrival, calculators were out and brains were trying to fathom which number went where – they were still rusty from the holidays. This difficult test followed the equally stressful death matches for the largest beds in the camp.

BASKETBALL

Bongani Moyo - Babiolakis Trophy

Tafadzwa Kwaramba on behalf of Vumba - Stewart Inter-house Bowl

CRICKET

CRICKET

Paper after paper, marks were flying into the wondrous A-Star Zone. Smiles were seen, more frequently on the oft serious faces of our teachers. It may have been a nerdy concept but it was immensely useful nonetheless. Our appreciation goes to Mrs Brock and Mrs Conradie who arranged the weekend.

By Shao Li and Rory Tsapayi

It was quite surreal working in nature. And whilst some took their time, others raced through their papers, firm in the belief that fishing was a more valuable activity. The same applies to mealtimes – some savoured their fish whilst others wolfed down fourths with fifths on their minds.

Most Valuable Open Player

Sportsmen’s Dinner Winners of 2013

Basketball

Stewart Bowl Inter-house – Vumba Stewart Bowl Most Improved Senior Player – T. Mutizwa Babiolakis Trophy Most Valuable Open Player – B. Moyo

Cricket Malahias Trophy for Best Batsman 1st XI – J. Murray Erasmus Trophy Best Fielder 1st XI – B. Du Preez Carter-Renaud Trophy Best Bowler 1st XI – B. Evans Wittingham Century Trophy – S. Snater Jackman Shield Best Cricket All-Rounder – G. King

Golf McNulty Trophy Best Golfer – T. Smith Roger Bayliss Trophy Inter-house – Vumba

Hockey David Richards Trophy for Grit and Determination – M. Rossi Hutchison Trophy Player of the Year – B. Du Preez Interhouse Hockey – Chimanimani Joshi Cup Most Improved Player – B. Moyo Nathan Hook Trophy for Sportsmanship – N. Naik Szecenyeni Cup for Perseverance – J. Murray

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Rugby Senior Interhouse Rugby – Chimanimani Pearson Trophy – G. Rorke Wilson Cup for Determination in the Open Age Group – C. Sinclair

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Tinashe Mutizwa - Stewart Trophy for Most Improved Player

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Squash Davies Cup Squash Champion – B. Turk

Tennis

Brad Evans - Carter-Renaud Trophy Best Bowler 1st XI

Brendan du Preez

Erasmus Trophy Best Fielder 1st XV

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Matthew Ribeiro on behalf of Vum-

Jason Murray - Malahias Trophy for

Gary King

Jackman Shield Best Cricket All-rounder

CRICKET

Kawada Cup Open Singles Champion – J. Murray Dore Cup Open Doubles – C. Sinclair and B. Du Preez Breitenstein Trophy – N. Naik

Volleyball Mtisi Trophy – D. Ndengu

Waterpolo Swan Seal of Excellence – B. Zwart

ba - Roger Bayliss Inter-house Trophy

Best Batsman 1st XI

Shane Snater

Wittingham Century Trophy

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Camp for the Attainment of Mathematical Proficiency

Imagine this: a cheesy television show where a bunch of boys enthusiastically hop on to a bus headed for a camp entirely dedicated to Maths. They sing songs about division, share mathematical myths and crack jokes about pi. Now, subtract the enthusiasm, multiply the maths by ten and factor out the songs. You have St John’s Set One, approaching what we believed to be the nerdiest concept in Zimbabwe – a Maths camp at the lakeside.

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Within an hour of arrival, calculators were out and brains were trying to fathom which number went where – they were still rusty from the holidays. This difficult test followed the equally stressful death matches for the largest beds in the camp.

BASKETBALL

Bongani Moyo - Babiolakis Trophy

Tafadzwa Kwaramba on behalf of Vumba - Stewart Inter-house Bowl

CRICKET

CRICKET

Paper after paper, marks were flying into the wondrous A-Star Zone. Smiles were seen, more frequently on the oft serious faces of our teachers. It may have been a nerdy concept but it was immensely useful nonetheless. Our appreciation goes to Mrs Brock and Mrs Conradie who arranged the weekend.

By Shao Li and Rory Tsapayi

It was quite surreal working in nature. And whilst some took their time, others raced through their papers, firm in the belief that fishing was a more valuable activity. The same applies to mealtimes – some savoured their fish whilst others wolfed down fourths with fifths on their minds.

Most Valuable Open Player

Sportsmen’s Dinner Winners of 2013

Basketball

Stewart Bowl Inter-house – Vumba Stewart Bowl Most Improved Senior Player – T. Mutizwa Babiolakis Trophy Most Valuable Open Player – B. Moyo

Cricket Malahias Trophy for Best Batsman 1st XI – J. Murray Erasmus Trophy Best Fielder 1st XI – B. Du Preez Carter-Renaud Trophy Best Bowler 1st XI – B. Evans Wittingham Century Trophy – S. Snater Jackman Shield Best Cricket All-Rounder – G. King

Golf McNulty Trophy Best Golfer – T. Smith Roger Bayliss Trophy Inter-house – Vumba

Hockey David Richards Trophy for Grit and Determination – M. Rossi Hutchison Trophy Player of the Year – B. Du Preez Interhouse Hockey – Chimanimani Joshi Cup Most Improved Player – B. Moyo Nathan Hook Trophy for Sportsmanship – N. Naik Szecenyeni Cup for Perseverance – J. Murray

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Tinashe Mutizwa - Stewart Trophy for Most Improved Player

CRICKET

Squash Davies Cup Squash Champion – B. Turk

Tennis

Brad Evans - Carter-Renaud Trophy Best Bowler 1st XI

Brendan du Preez

Erasmus Trophy Best Fielder 1st XV

GOLF

CRICKET

Matthew Ribeiro on behalf of Vum-

Jason Murray - Malahias Trophy for

Gary King

Jackman Shield Best Cricket All-rounder

CRICKET

Kawada Cup Open Singles Champion – J. Murray Dore Cup Open Doubles – C. Sinclair and B. Du Preez Breitenstein Trophy – N. Naik

Volleyball Mtisi Trophy – D. Ndengu

Waterpolo Swan Seal of Excellence – B. Zwart

ba - Roger Bayliss Inter-house Trophy

Best Batsman 1st XI

Shane Snater

Wittingham Century Trophy

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Camp for the Attainment of Mathematical Proficiency

Imagine this: a cheesy television show where a bunch of boys enthusiastically hop on to a bus headed for a camp entirely dedicated to Maths. They sing songs about division, share mathematical myths and crack jokes about pi. Now, subtract the enthusiasm, multiply the maths by ten and factor out the songs. You have St John’s Set One, approaching what we believed to be the nerdiest concept in Zimbabwe – a Maths camp at the lakeside.

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Travis Smith

McNulty Trophy Best Golfer

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Jason Murray

Hutchison Trophy Player of the Year

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Stuart du Preez on behalf of

Chimanimani -Inter-house Hockey

Nikhil Naik

Nathan Hook Trophy for Sportsmanship

Determination in the Open Age Group

mani - Senior Inter-house Rugby

Bryn Turk

Davies Cup Squash Champion

Dylan Ndengu

Swan Seal of Excellence

TENNIS

Jason Murray

Nikhil Naik

Kewada Cup Open Singles Champion

Breitenstein Trophy

WATERPOLO

Bart Zwart

Mtisi Trophy

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SQUASH

RUGBY

Chad Sinclair - Wilson Cup for

Chad Sinclair on behalf of Chimani-

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Mark Rossi - David Richards Trophy for Grit & Determination

Szechenyi Cup for Perseverance

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Bongani Moyo

Joshi Cup Most Improved Player

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Brendan du Preez & Chad Sinclair - Dore Cup Open Doubles

RUGBY

Glynne Rorke Pearson Trophy

Rukudzo Gona

Sportsman of the Year

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RUGBY

VOLLEYBALL

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Travis Smith

McNulty Trophy Best Golfer

HOCKEY

Jason Murray

Hutchison Trophy Player of the Year

HOCKEY

Stuart du Preez on behalf of

Chimanimani -Inter-house Hockey

Nikhil Naik

Nathan Hook Trophy for Sportsmanship

Determination in the Open Age Group

mani - Senior Inter-house Rugby

Bryn Turk

Davies Cup Squash Champion

Dylan Ndengu

Swan Seal of Excellence

TENNIS

Jason Murray

Nikhil Naik

Kewada Cup Open Singles Champion

Breitenstein Trophy

WATERPOLO

Bart Zwart

Mtisi Trophy

TENNIS

SQUASH

RUGBY

Chad Sinclair - Wilson Cup for

Chad Sinclair on behalf of Chimani-

HOCKEY

HOCKEY

Mark Rossi - David Richards Trophy for Grit & Determination

Szechenyi Cup for Perseverance

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Brendan du Preez

Bongani Moyo

Joshi Cup Most Improved Player

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Brendan du Preez & Chad Sinclair - Dore Cup Open Doubles

RUGBY

Glynne Rorke Pearson Trophy

Rukudzo Gona

Sportsman of the Year

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Enthusiasm and a steadfast commitment to “plotting bold success goals” are the vital ingredients of sporting triumph - that was a primary thread of the speech by Glen Byrom at the inaugural St John’s College Sportsmen’s Dinner in October 2013. “What really is Sporting Excellence” was the serious overall theme of the talk, which was interspersed with various humorous anecdotes from his experiences as a journalist at the 1972 Munich and 1980 Moscow Olympiads. He said excellence in sport consisted of three levels - 1) Playing in a carefree manner for sheer enjoyment without lofty dreams; 2) playing with passion and pride to maximum levels to benefit a team; 3) Aspiring to be real world-class champions and setting unrelenting goals in order to achieve success. In all three instances he said the spirit of sportsmanship, honour and pride should be paramount. “Throwing down a bat...kicking in a changing room door... showing anger and dissent or deriding oneself are negatives that will impact on achievement and success.” It is preferable to heighten enthusiasm, to keep focus on the bigger goals. Mr Byrom cited and commended the words of Walter Chrysler as a significant key to success: “the real secret of life is enthusiasm. You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. It’s the sparkle in your eye...the swing in your gait... the grip,of your hand...the irresistible surge of your energy to execute your ideas.

at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.” Mr Byrom outlined the qualities of great champions and offered anecdotes about such legends as boxer Muhammad Ali (“arguably THE supreme athlete of all time”), his supreme confidence, strong mind and “self talk” told him he was unbeatable. The hallmark of a true champion! It is the Guest Speaker’s view that in modern day sports coaching the “science” accounts for 40% (technique) and 60% is “the art..the flair...the determination of the individual mind to plot an unwavering course to success.” PLOT your success, he emphasized. He said serious goal setting was critical “if you really do want to reach for the stars.” He outlined several vital elements, such as mental imagery, self-talk (“have no doubts”), energy management, focus and concentration. “To be a champion starts with a genuine talent, is stimulated by a burning desire, unwavering work ethic,strong mind and an overall plan to bolt it all together,” he argued and related how swimmer Kirsty Coventry had become the only individual Olympic medal winner in the nation’s history. “After a gruelling training session Kirsty would run home....she would wake her parents day after day at 0500 to go to the pool to train before school. She was relentless and became a global super star, giving real meaning to the old cliche of ‘the extra mile’. Nothing distracted her, rain or shine.”

“Enthusiasts are fighters...they have fortitude. Enthusiasm is

Speech For Justin Oldreive, 2 October 2013 Good evening Headmaster and Mrs Annandale; Chairman of the Board Mr Whatman, and Mrs Whatman; special guest Glen Byrom, and Mrs Byrom; invited guests; coaches and staff of St John’s College; parents and, especially, the SJC Sportsmen of 2013. Many of us like to use words and phrases associated with sport as a measure of how our lives are progressing. We win, we lose, we move the goal posts, we get blind-sided and occasionally - we score. But for some dedicated people, the ethics associated with the sporting life can become an integral part of one’s own life. Play fair – give of your best – take one for the team – be thorough, disciplined and practice. These ethics serve in real life as well as on the sports field.

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For eleven years, St John’s College has been fortunate to have in its ranks a man to whom the best lessons of sport matter as much as the best lessons in the classroom.

whether it’s Under 15 C, or the First Eleven.

commitment and dedication override any ill-feeling.

He will spend hours discussing players’ abilities, and working out how to extract the best from them. His team strategies and pre-match rousing talks are legendary. His post-match analysis is detailed and reflective; giving praise or criticism where deserved or needed.

He has always been willing to ask parents what they thought, and tried to include them when he could, whether good or bad! Many parents have found him extremely helpful and willing to assist on committees.

And he actively undertakes to try and be a better person through his interaction with the players, and learning to understand their strengths and weaknesses. This approach to sports mirrors Justin’s attitude to life. He says himself that he learned every crucial attribute from his own father, who was a national cricketer in his time. Mr Drieve Senior drilled into his eager son the qualities of being technically correct, of being stylish and of being thorough. Drieve Junior has applied these behaviours to every aspect of his life. He is stylish, thorough and occasionally correct! His attention to detail when the cricket pavilion was built is a case in point. Drieve spent long hours researching the honours boards at Lords to ensure that the ones at John’s met the same high standards. If your name is on the board, you’re in good company. Likewise, if you’ve got a green baggy cricket cap, you are part of a special crew. The Drieve instituted these caps given to each first team player, with a number on it (in succession) which is also recorded on the Pavilion honours board. The caps are regarded as enormously important, given only when the cricketer has played 5 full College games (not festivals or T20s) and they are always worn with great pride. These cricket baggies will forever be associated with the Drieve. Parents and boys alike will say that the overriding feature of Justin’s involvement with cricket is his passion for the game. Without doubt, controversy tends to follow in the Drieve’s footsteps, from a parental point of view, as many have testified. But those same critics will also assert that Justin’s passion,

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The Drieve remembers P J Moore, then in Form 3, scoring 137 not out against St George’s, as one of the shining moments of his school career; but we must not forget the Drieve loves rugby as much as cricket. His Bullets team of 2009, captained by Tom Stone, had an unbeaten season and loom as large in Justin’s memory as the outstanding cricket T20 team of 2012.

Whatever occasional irate frustration he may arouse in the adults around him, there is one permanent benchmark of success which the Drieve has achieved more consistently than any other coach or staff member in the last decade. This is the unswerving loyalty and dedication he inspires in the boys. There can be no better yardstick of achievement, no more obvious symbol of accomplishment, for a teacher and coach, than the boys’ high opinion. The Drieve is respected and loved for his exacting, no-nonsense approach to life, work and sport and for the immense belief he has in each pupil. Year after year has seen waves of boys speaking of their admiration and their esteem for this man.

We at St John’s have much to thank Justin Oldrieve for. For fighting the good fight; for running the great race. For being brave, and strong, and true. For his altruistic contributions to the sporting life at the College and for always standing up for what he believes in. On behalf of the management, sports staff and particularly the boys of St John’s, thank you, Drieve. You take with you our very best wishes for your future endeavours, and you will be much missed. Thank you.

Ross Nel

Justin Oldrieve is not only one of the most inspirational academic teachers the College has ever known, but he has also – on the sports field - led from the front, cheered from the sidelines, coached and encouraged year after year of John’s talented - and not so talented – sportsmen. Whether on the cricket field, the rugby field or in the great classroom of life, Justin believes that we should all aim for selflessness – the giving up of selfish pursuits and needs, in order to work for the good of the team. Since his own school days, when he captained the Peterhouse rugby and cricket first teams, he has striven to recognize the needs of the team above those of the individual. Justin stands out in a crowd – for many reasons. One of these is that the light reflects really well off his head. Another is that he never, ever compromises his integrity and strong personal values. He gets excited about every team’s potential and performance,

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Enthusiasm and a steadfast commitment to “plotting bold success goals” are the vital ingredients of sporting triumph - that was a primary thread of the speech by Glen Byrom at the inaugural St John’s College Sportsmen’s Dinner in October 2013. “What really is Sporting Excellence” was the serious overall theme of the talk, which was interspersed with various humorous anecdotes from his experiences as a journalist at the 1972 Munich and 1980 Moscow Olympiads. He said excellence in sport consisted of three levels - 1) Playing in a carefree manner for sheer enjoyment without lofty dreams; 2) playing with passion and pride to maximum levels to benefit a team; 3) Aspiring to be real world-class champions and setting unrelenting goals in order to achieve success. In all three instances he said the spirit of sportsmanship, honour and pride should be paramount. “Throwing down a bat...kicking in a changing room door... showing anger and dissent or deriding oneself are negatives that will impact on achievement and success.” It is preferable to heighten enthusiasm, to keep focus on the bigger goals. Mr Byrom cited and commended the words of Walter Chrysler as a significant key to success: “the real secret of life is enthusiasm. You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. It’s the sparkle in your eye...the swing in your gait... the grip,of your hand...the irresistible surge of your energy to execute your ideas.

at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.” Mr Byrom outlined the qualities of great champions and offered anecdotes about such legends as boxer Muhammad Ali (“arguably THE supreme athlete of all time”), his supreme confidence, strong mind and “self talk” told him he was unbeatable. The hallmark of a true champion! It is the Guest Speaker’s view that in modern day sports coaching the “science” accounts for 40% (technique) and 60% is “the art..the flair...the determination of the individual mind to plot an unwavering course to success.” PLOT your success, he emphasized. He said serious goal setting was critical “if you really do want to reach for the stars.” He outlined several vital elements, such as mental imagery, self-talk (“have no doubts”), energy management, focus and concentration. “To be a champion starts with a genuine talent, is stimulated by a burning desire, unwavering work ethic,strong mind and an overall plan to bolt it all together,” he argued and related how swimmer Kirsty Coventry had become the only individual Olympic medal winner in the nation’s history. “After a gruelling training session Kirsty would run home....she would wake her parents day after day at 0500 to go to the pool to train before school. She was relentless and became a global super star, giving real meaning to the old cliche of ‘the extra mile’. Nothing distracted her, rain or shine.”

“Enthusiasts are fighters...they have fortitude. Enthusiasm is

Speech For Justin Oldreive, 2 October 2013 Good evening Headmaster and Mrs Annandale; Chairman of the Board Mr Whatman, and Mrs Whatman; special guest Glen Byrom, and Mrs Byrom; invited guests; coaches and staff of St John’s College; parents and, especially, the SJC Sportsmen of 2013. Many of us like to use words and phrases associated with sport as a measure of how our lives are progressing. We win, we lose, we move the goal posts, we get blind-sided and occasionally - we score. But for some dedicated people, the ethics associated with the sporting life can become an integral part of one’s own life. Play fair – give of your best – take one for the team – be thorough, disciplined and practice. These ethics serve in real life as well as on the sports field.

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For eleven years, St John’s College has been fortunate to have in its ranks a man to whom the best lessons of sport matter as much as the best lessons in the classroom.

whether it’s Under 15 C, or the First Eleven.

commitment and dedication override any ill-feeling.

He will spend hours discussing players’ abilities, and working out how to extract the best from them. His team strategies and pre-match rousing talks are legendary. His post-match analysis is detailed and reflective; giving praise or criticism where deserved or needed.

He has always been willing to ask parents what they thought, and tried to include them when he could, whether good or bad! Many parents have found him extremely helpful and willing to assist on committees.

And he actively undertakes to try and be a better person through his interaction with the players, and learning to understand their strengths and weaknesses. This approach to sports mirrors Justin’s attitude to life. He says himself that he learned every crucial attribute from his own father, who was a national cricketer in his time. Mr Drieve Senior drilled into his eager son the qualities of being technically correct, of being stylish and of being thorough. Drieve Junior has applied these behaviours to every aspect of his life. He is stylish, thorough and occasionally correct! His attention to detail when the cricket pavilion was built is a case in point. Drieve spent long hours researching the honours boards at Lords to ensure that the ones at John’s met the same high standards. If your name is on the board, you’re in good company. Likewise, if you’ve got a green baggy cricket cap, you are part of a special crew. The Drieve instituted these caps given to each first team player, with a number on it (in succession) which is also recorded on the Pavilion honours board. The caps are regarded as enormously important, given only when the cricketer has played 5 full College games (not festivals or T20s) and they are always worn with great pride. These cricket baggies will forever be associated with the Drieve. Parents and boys alike will say that the overriding feature of Justin’s involvement with cricket is his passion for the game. Without doubt, controversy tends to follow in the Drieve’s footsteps, from a parental point of view, as many have testified. But those same critics will also assert that Justin’s passion,

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The Drieve remembers P J Moore, then in Form 3, scoring 137 not out against St George’s, as one of the shining moments of his school career; but we must not forget the Drieve loves rugby as much as cricket. His Bullets team of 2009, captained by Tom Stone, had an unbeaten season and loom as large in Justin’s memory as the outstanding cricket T20 team of 2012.

Whatever occasional irate frustration he may arouse in the adults around him, there is one permanent benchmark of success which the Drieve has achieved more consistently than any other coach or staff member in the last decade. This is the unswerving loyalty and dedication he inspires in the boys. There can be no better yardstick of achievement, no more obvious symbol of accomplishment, for a teacher and coach, than the boys’ high opinion. The Drieve is respected and loved for his exacting, no-nonsense approach to life, work and sport and for the immense belief he has in each pupil. Year after year has seen waves of boys speaking of their admiration and their esteem for this man.

We at St John’s have much to thank Justin Oldrieve for. For fighting the good fight; for running the great race. For being brave, and strong, and true. For his altruistic contributions to the sporting life at the College and for always standing up for what he believes in. On behalf of the management, sports staff and particularly the boys of St John’s, thank you, Drieve. You take with you our very best wishes for your future endeavours, and you will be much missed. Thank you.

Ross Nel

Justin Oldrieve is not only one of the most inspirational academic teachers the College has ever known, but he has also – on the sports field - led from the front, cheered from the sidelines, coached and encouraged year after year of John’s talented - and not so talented – sportsmen. Whether on the cricket field, the rugby field or in the great classroom of life, Justin believes that we should all aim for selflessness – the giving up of selfish pursuits and needs, in order to work for the good of the team. Since his own school days, when he captained the Peterhouse rugby and cricket first teams, he has striven to recognize the needs of the team above those of the individual. Justin stands out in a crowd – for many reasons. One of these is that the light reflects really well off his head. Another is that he never, ever compromises his integrity and strong personal values. He gets excited about every team’s potential and performance,

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In addition, we have invited some students tonight who have not quite made the top ten lists but have nevertheless been identified by our staff as students deserving of recognition for their hard work over the year or in certain subjects. The purpose of the evening serves as our chance as a teaching faculty to thank and congratulate our senior students for recognising the value in striving to work to the best of their ability. The entire system is designed to reward application and effort and is not alone a reflection of pure gifted academic ability, although it has begun to become apparent that there is certainly a correlation – perhaps not surprisingly at all – between high academic achievement and hard work. Who would ever have guessed that? In addition to a reflection of academic application, the beauty of the GPA system also factors in a student’s overall contribution to the College in terms of his sporting and cultural efforts, his service contribution and various leadership responsibilities and positions. In the end, what is represented by a figure on a piece of paper is easily quantifiable and translatable into an overall student profile. This is particularly important as we are always being told by tertiary institutions and potential employers in the professional work that diversity and “all-roundedness” of character is just as important as, and sometimes even more so, than straight academic qualifications. Indeed if you take into account the students here tonight, they include students who are genuine all-rounders, a mixture of our premier academics, high-profile sportsmen and those talented in the cultural arena

of the school. They also rank within them the captains of rugby, water polo, squash, chess, the Toastmasters, Debating and Interact Society Presidents, the Ram Editor, an award winning artist and numerous first team sports players, as well as both our Headboy and Deputy Headboy which just goes to show that the system does identify and acknowledge a diverse range of student profiles. The 6th form GPA also allows for students to apply for and be awarded Credit GPA points. Students who serve the College in various leadership roles, as prefects, presidents or 1st team captains are given bonus Credits for the duties they carry out. Students who achieve personal distinctions such as national representation in a sport, or honours in the allied arts can also gain Credits. But I am very pleased to note that a number of submissions for Credits this year have been from students who have taken up their own initiative to gain valuable work experience in the job market, or those who have given of their own free time, completely outside of their school obligations, to help a number of very worthy charity causes. It is very heartening to see our students engage with community service in such a manner. Dustin Sheehan, our Top Ranked U6 student – essentially our College Valedictorian for the year – was asked to give his address. This young man’s mark order really defined consistent excellence over the course of the last two years. Dustin studied biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics at A level and has an academic average of over 80% for each of his subjects combined. In addition, he is a squash player, a member of the debating and interact societies and his GPA boasts no fewer than 45 credits – many of them for performing voluntary community work in his spare time at Glenlorne Fellowship Church on behalf of orphaned children at the Perekedza Foundation.

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6th Form GPA Top 10

N. Hovelmeier Deputy Headmaster

L6 Students in the Top Ten GPA, (in alphabetical order) Storm Allen Panashe Bera Phineas Chiketsanai Rory Deacon Guy Ellis Brett Fox Gary King Thobile Mawerera

Zawadi Mayeka Tichadei Mazhude Kukadwashe Mungwariri Byron Passaportis Abishek Patel El Snyman Ahad Syed Michael Sylvester

U6 Students in the Top Ten GPA, (in alphabetical order) Tatenda Bandama Thomas Chadwick Brandon Chihota Russell Easterbrook Patrick Machekera Rufari Mberi

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Tafadzwa Mugova Sohil Raja Dustin Sheehan Justin Swan Barry Vickery Jonathan Whitaker

Back row: A. Syed, B. Passaportis, R. Deacon, B. Fox, T. Mazhude, K. Mungwariri. MIDDLE ROW: R. Easterbrook, B. Vickery, P. Chiketsani, M. Sylvester, P. Bera, E. Snyman, A. Patel, Z. Mayeka, G. King, T. Mawerera. Front row: T. Kwaramba, B. Chihota, S. Raja, P. Machekera, J. Whittaker, Mr. N. Hovelmeier, Mr. W. Annandale, D. Sheehan, T. Chadwick, T. Mugova, J. Swan, R. Mberi.

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GPA Cocktail Evening

11th October, 2013

The GPA system has been in operation now for a full two year cycle and its accumulative aspect means that by now we have firmly established and identified a list of our top achievers in U6 while there is still a degree of healthy flexibility as students establish their GPA profiles in L6. Students invited to this evening have all, at one time or another, been ranked in the top ten in their respective form this year. In essence, they constitute the top ten percent of their entire year group which I am sure you will agree is a highly commendable achievement.

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In addition, we have invited some students tonight who have not quite made the top ten lists but have nevertheless been identified by our staff as students deserving of recognition for their hard work over the year or in certain subjects. The purpose of the evening serves as our chance as a teaching faculty to thank and congratulate our senior students for recognising the value in striving to work to the best of their ability. The entire system is designed to reward application and effort and is not alone a reflection of pure gifted academic ability, although it has begun to become apparent that there is certainly a correlation – perhaps not surprisingly at all – between high academic achievement and hard work. Who would ever have guessed that? In addition to a reflection of academic application, the beauty of the GPA system also factors in a student’s overall contribution to the College in terms of his sporting and cultural efforts, his service contribution and various leadership responsibilities and positions. In the end, what is represented by a figure on a piece of paper is easily quantifiable and translatable into an overall student profile. This is particularly important as we are always being told by tertiary institutions and potential employers in the professional work that diversity and “all-roundedness” of character is just as important as, and sometimes even more so, than straight academic qualifications. Indeed if you take into account the students here tonight, they include students who are genuine all-rounders, a mixture of our premier academics, high-profile sportsmen and those talented in the cultural arena

of the school. They also rank within them the captains of rugby, water polo, squash, chess, the Toastmasters, Debating and Interact Society Presidents, the Ram Editor, an award winning artist and numerous first team sports players, as well as both our Headboy and Deputy Headboy which just goes to show that the system does identify and acknowledge a diverse range of student profiles. The 6th form GPA also allows for students to apply for and be awarded Credit GPA points. Students who serve the College in various leadership roles, as prefects, presidents or 1st team captains are given bonus Credits for the duties they carry out. Students who achieve personal distinctions such as national representation in a sport, or honours in the allied arts can also gain Credits. But I am very pleased to note that a number of submissions for Credits this year have been from students who have taken up their own initiative to gain valuable work experience in the job market, or those who have given of their own free time, completely outside of their school obligations, to help a number of very worthy charity causes. It is very heartening to see our students engage with community service in such a manner. Dustin Sheehan, our Top Ranked U6 student – essentially our College Valedictorian for the year – was asked to give his address. This young man’s mark order really defined consistent excellence over the course of the last two years. Dustin studied biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics at A level and has an academic average of over 80% for each of his subjects combined. In addition, he is a squash player, a member of the debating and interact societies and his GPA boasts no fewer than 45 credits – many of them for performing voluntary community work in his spare time at Glenlorne Fellowship Church on behalf of orphaned children at the Perekedza Foundation.

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6th Form GPA Top 10

N. Hovelmeier Deputy Headmaster

L6 Students in the Top Ten GPA, (in alphabetical order) Storm Allen Panashe Bera Phineas Chiketsanai Rory Deacon Guy Ellis Brett Fox Gary King Thobile Mawerera

Zawadi Mayeka Tichadei Mazhude Kukadwashe Mungwariri Byron Passaportis Abishek Patel El Snyman Ahad Syed Michael Sylvester

U6 Students in the Top Ten GPA, (in alphabetical order) Tatenda Bandama Thomas Chadwick Brandon Chihota Russell Easterbrook Patrick Machekera Rufari Mberi

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Tafadzwa Mugova Sohil Raja Dustin Sheehan Justin Swan Barry Vickery Jonathan Whitaker

Back row: A. Syed, B. Passaportis, R. Deacon, B. Fox, T. Mazhude, K. Mungwariri. MIDDLE ROW: R. Easterbrook, B. Vickery, P. Chiketsani, M. Sylvester, P. Bera, E. Snyman, A. Patel, Z. Mayeka, G. King, T. Mawerera. Front row: T. Kwaramba, B. Chihota, S. Raja, P. Machekera, J. Whittaker, Mr. N. Hovelmeier, Mr. W. Annandale, D. Sheehan, T. Chadwick, T. Mugova, J. Swan, R. Mberi.

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GPA Cocktail Evening

11th October, 2013

The GPA system has been in operation now for a full two year cycle and its accumulative aspect means that by now we have firmly established and identified a list of our top achievers in U6 while there is still a degree of healthy flexibility as students establish their GPA profiles in L6. Students invited to this evening have all, at one time or another, been ranked in the top ten in their respective form this year. In essence, they constitute the top ten percent of their entire year group which I am sure you will agree is a highly commendable achievement.

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Brett Fox

Byron Passaportis

Eli Snyman

Gary King

Justin Swan

Michael Sylvester

Panashe Bera

P. Chiketsani

G. Ellis

T. Mawerera

Rory Deacon

Russell Easterbrook

Thomas Chadwick

Zawadi Mayeka

Gary & Mr King

K. Mungwariri

A. Syed

t. Mugava, D. Sheehan, B. Chihota, S. Raja, R. Mberi

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K. Mungwariri, z. mayeka, m. sylvester, E. snyman, P. bera, T. Mazhude

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T. Mazhude

Byron & Mrs Passaportis

T. Mugova, J. Whitaker, R. Easterbrook, J. Swan, J. Musiwa, D. sheehan & B. Vickery

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GPA Cocktail Evening

Abhishek Patel

T. mawerera, B. Passaportis, M. Sylvester, Mr A. Sakala, P. Bera, z. Mayeka, T. Mazhude

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Brett Fox

Byron Passaportis

Eli Snyman

Gary King

Justin Swan

Michael Sylvester

Panashe Bera

P. Chiketsani

G. Ellis

T. Mawerera

Rory Deacon

Russell Easterbrook

Thomas Chadwick

Zawadi Mayeka

Gary & Mr King

K. Mungwariri

A. Syed

t. Mugava, D. Sheehan, B. Chihota, S. Raja, R. Mberi

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K. Mungwariri, z. mayeka, m. sylvester, E. snyman, P. bera, T. Mazhude

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T. Mazhude

Byron & Mrs Passaportis

T. Mugova, J. Whitaker, R. Easterbrook, J. Swan, J. Musiwa, D. sheehan & B. Vickery

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GPA Cocktail Evening

Abhishek Patel

T. mawerera, B. Passaportis, M. Sylvester, Mr A. Sakala, P. Bera, z. Mayeka, T. Mazhude

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Monday the 28th October saw 99 Form 2 boys set off from the College in a long bus trip down to Matabeleland, to the Quest Africa Campus at Falcon College, Esigodini. The Camp was to last until the 8th November, the longest camp of all the year groups at St John’s. ‘Quest Camp’ is now a major annual appointment in the Form Two Calendar. Activities are numerous and this year included, once again, obstacle courses, target shooting, informal and formal sport fixtures, lectures on snakes, journal writing, team work, and an outdoor 16 km hike in the bush. These activities are all framed within the context of formal classes (English, Business, Maths, Geography, History and Science) and workshop activities (Woodwork, Electrics and Mechanics). One of the main desired outcomes of Camp is the development of basic ‘life skills’ which include wiring plugs and sockets, changing tyres on vehicles, and learning basic outdoor cooking just to mention three examples. We are grateful to Falcon College Staff for their teaching, involvement and expertise, so graciously offered to our Form 2’s despite a very busy schedule of their own at Falcon College. Form 2 boys were split into 5 Groups and, at any one time, 1 group was always out at ‘Pumula’ on a hike. Each group was assigned a ‘facilitator’ from Quest; Mark, Mike, Seb and Ian were kept very busy managing their individual groups. Two particular highlights were the ‘rest days’. Firstly, in the Matopos National Park which saw everybody climb up to World’s View and then, after a quick picnic lunch, saw all

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visiting Pomongwe Cave. The heavy rain (most welcome in that part of the world!) prevented any further excursions in the Park. Secondly, was the visit was to Mtshabezi Dam: this is one of Zimbabwe’s best kept secret! Situated approx. 100 km South of Bulawayo, its clear waters in a beautiful setting of huge rocky granite outcrops and ‘dwalas’ is simply stunning. Some Form 2 opted to climb the hills, others played rugby in the water, others played in an impromptu soccer tournament whilst the brave few made their way to the impressive Concrete Arch Dam Wall in order to plunge a good 10 metres into the waters! Special thanks go to the professional ‘Quest Team’ and to Mr Wright and Mr Rhett Annandale of St John’s for accompanying the expedition and for all their hard work in the management of camp. At ‘Quest Africa’ we enjoyed early rains which lowered the diurnal temperature considerably. The ferocious mosquitoes were still there to test our nerves at night – they came in numerous squadrons! The final evening on Thursday 7th November saw about 35 parents join us at Quest in a fun-filled evening of relaxation. We were particularly delighted by the presence of Mr Annandale, Headmaster, who joined us for the last two days. So much was achieved and an exhausted contingent of Form 2’s arrived safely back at the College on the 8th November.

Cav. C. Trinci O.M.R.I.

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Form 2 Quest Camp

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‘A Journey Of OUTER And INWARD Exploration!’

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Form 2’s at Quest Africa, 2013


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Monday the 28th October saw 99 Form 2 boys set off from the College in a long bus trip down to Matabeleland, to the Quest Africa Campus at Falcon College, Esigodini. The Camp was to last until the 8th November, the longest camp of all the year groups at St John’s. ‘Quest Camp’ is now a major annual appointment in the Form Two Calendar. Activities are numerous and this year included, once again, obstacle courses, target shooting, informal and formal sport fixtures, lectures on snakes, journal writing, team work, and an outdoor 16 km hike in the bush. These activities are all framed within the context of formal classes (English, Business, Maths, Geography, History and Science) and workshop activities (Woodwork, Electrics and Mechanics). One of the main desired outcomes of Camp is the development of basic ‘life skills’ which include wiring plugs and sockets, changing tyres on vehicles, and learning basic outdoor cooking just to mention three examples. We are grateful to Falcon College Staff for their teaching, involvement and expertise, so graciously offered to our Form 2’s despite a very busy schedule of their own at Falcon College. Form 2 boys were split into 5 Groups and, at any one time, 1 group was always out at ‘Pumula’ on a hike. Each group was assigned a ‘facilitator’ from Quest; Mark, Mike, Seb and Ian were kept very busy managing their individual groups. Two particular highlights were the ‘rest days’. Firstly, in the Matopos National Park which saw everybody climb up to World’s View and then, after a quick picnic lunch, saw all

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visiting Pomongwe Cave. The heavy rain (most welcome in that part of the world!) prevented any further excursions in the Park. Secondly, was the visit was to Mtshabezi Dam: this is one of Zimbabwe’s best kept secret! Situated approx. 100 km South of Bulawayo, its clear waters in a beautiful setting of huge rocky granite outcrops and ‘dwalas’ is simply stunning. Some Form 2 opted to climb the hills, others played rugby in the water, others played in an impromptu soccer tournament whilst the brave few made their way to the impressive Concrete Arch Dam Wall in order to plunge a good 10 metres into the waters! Special thanks go to the professional ‘Quest Team’ and to Mr Wright and Mr Rhett Annandale of St John’s for accompanying the expedition and for all their hard work in the management of camp. At ‘Quest Africa’ we enjoyed early rains which lowered the diurnal temperature considerably. The ferocious mosquitoes were still there to test our nerves at night – they came in numerous squadrons! The final evening on Thursday 7th November saw about 35 parents join us at Quest in a fun-filled evening of relaxation. We were particularly delighted by the presence of Mr Annandale, Headmaster, who joined us for the last two days. So much was achieved and an exhausted contingent of Form 2’s arrived safely back at the College on the 8th November.

Cav. C. Trinci O.M.R.I.

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Form 2 Quest Camp

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Form 2’s at Quest Africa, 2013


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Form 3 camps have been held at Chishakwe in the vast, stunning Save Valley Conservancy. Over the course of 2013, three trips have been made to Chishakwe, which is located in the vicinity of the Msaize River, in the Northern part of the Conservancy. Essentially, the camps are an introduction to one of Zimbabwe’s last remaining true wilderness areas. The Conservancy, which spans an area of some 3400 square kilometers, is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife with a special focus on species in danger of extinction; projects include preservation of Black and White Rhino and Painted Dog. Each camp lasts four days in total. Daily activities include short lectures from expert professional Hunters and research Scientists. In addition, the boys become aware of the intensity and dangers of the war of protection against poachers who continue to threaten the critically endangered Black Rhino. The boys witness the training and combat methods of the special anti-poaching forces at work in the Conservancy. Other activities include game drives, bush walks, tracking, basic telemetry, and the shooting of an impala which is then skinned at the camp. There is much time to relax with many boys opting to fish in the well-stocked dams at Chishakwe.

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Over the course of the four days the Form three boys become aware of the (often) difficult interaction between Human settlement and Wildlife areas. The last trip of 2013, in November, saw an added dimension to the Camps: community work at a local school, Muvava Primary School, which is supported by Chishakwe. We repainted a classroom (and all the school blackboards) whilst other boys coached cricket. We left cricket equipment for their budding cricketers. Through the excellent work of Mr and Mrs Spencer (Parents) we were able to donate many Educational Kits to Grade 6 and 7, and reading glasses to those in need. St John’s was also able to send a donation of USD 1000 that went towards paying for the supply of electricity to the pumps at the waterholes in Chishakwe. When all is said and done, the Conservancy’s slogan summarizes the great sense of urgency and says much about the crucial need to safeguard our common Heritage: referring to the animals in this great wilderness, it reads: ‘Kana yapera…… yapera.’ (‘When they’re gone…. they’re gone’).

Cav. C. Trinci O.M.R.I.

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Form 3 Chishakwe Camp

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The Save Valley Conservancy

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Form 3’s at Chishakwe Camp


St John’s Magazine 2013

Form 3 camps have been held at Chishakwe in the vast, stunning Save Valley Conservancy. Over the course of 2013, three trips have been made to Chishakwe, which is located in the vicinity of the Msaize River, in the Northern part of the Conservancy. Essentially, the camps are an introduction to one of Zimbabwe’s last remaining true wilderness areas. The Conservancy, which spans an area of some 3400 square kilometers, is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife with a special focus on species in danger of extinction; projects include preservation of Black and White Rhino and Painted Dog. Each camp lasts four days in total. Daily activities include short lectures from expert professional Hunters and research Scientists. In addition, the boys become aware of the intensity and dangers of the war of protection against poachers who continue to threaten the critically endangered Black Rhino. The boys witness the training and combat methods of the special anti-poaching forces at work in the Conservancy. Other activities include game drives, bush walks, tracking, basic telemetry, and the shooting of an impala which is then skinned at the camp. There is much time to relax with many boys opting to fish in the well-stocked dams at Chishakwe.

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Over the course of the four days the Form three boys become aware of the (often) difficult interaction between Human settlement and Wildlife areas. The last trip of 2013, in November, saw an added dimension to the Camps: community work at a local school, Muvava Primary School, which is supported by Chishakwe. We repainted a classroom (and all the school blackboards) whilst other boys coached cricket. We left cricket equipment for their budding cricketers. Through the excellent work of Mr and Mrs Spencer (Parents) we were able to donate many Educational Kits to Grade 6 and 7, and reading glasses to those in need. St John’s was also able to send a donation of USD 1000 that went towards paying for the supply of electricity to the pumps at the waterholes in Chishakwe. When all is said and done, the Conservancy’s slogan summarizes the great sense of urgency and says much about the crucial need to safeguard our common Heritage: referring to the animals in this great wilderness, it reads: ‘Kana yapera…… yapera.’ (‘When they’re gone…. they’re gone’).

Cav. C. Trinci O.M.R.I.

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Form 3 Chishakwe Camp

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The Save Valley Conservancy

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Form 3’s at Chishakwe Camp


Art

The students were required to design a Mural on a large panel which would express this theme visually. The theme and the size of the murals were quite a challenge, nevertheless, with plenty of brainstorming, discussions, and group painting sessions. The panels were finally completed in time for our annual Art Exhibition.

Matopos

The hard work, especially for Vumba’s sole participant, resulted in four stunning panels which now hang around the school and can be viewed by all. Each approach to the theme is unique and the style and techniques varied. Ms Chloe Watson, a former teacher at the College, kindly took a great deal of time off to do the judging. Specific criteria were used to assess the panels and the results, as given below, are very close.

This year, for the first time, the Art Department organized an Art Camp away from school. It included the Form 4 Art students with the Form 6’s. We had 37 students and two members of staff, Ms Naina Ratanje, Art teacher and Mr Paul Wright, School Counsellor. Altogether, we spent three days at Hideaway Lodge on Lake Manyame, which is a lovely spot. Working in an outdoor

Nyanga

environment was a new and challenging experience for all. The boys were out sketching, drawing and painting with leisure time available to swim, boat and fish. It was a successful and enjoyable experience for all involved.

Mrs N. Ratanje

Art Club & Calligraphy

The students involved and the Houses have much to be proud of and are all commended for their effort in making this venture successful. 1st Matopos with 82 points. Team members: Russell Easterbrook; Ben Hobbs and David Whitaker 2nd

Vumba

Vumba with 80 points. Wade Michell.

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3rd Tied Chimanimani with 76 points. Team members: David de Jong; Dylan Bichard; Kurt and Christian Burger; Gareth Stangroom and Ross Marais. 3rd Nyanga with 76 points. Team Members: Tinashe Mutizwa; Julian Manyonga, Stefan Bellini-Martin, Seth Hook and Bradley Croukamp

Mrs N. Ratanje

Back row: AJ. Bichard, M. Makonese, N. Bailey, K. Good, H. James, C. Lindsay-White, T. Rushesha, K. Anderson, D. Patel, W. Michell. Middle Row: M. Davenport, J. Franklin, R. Jameson, B. Meyer, G. Stangroom, H. Matarutse, T. Machekanyanga, D. Cruger, C. Chimuka, S. Kanhema-Blinstone, M. Musavaya, R. Mangondoza, J. Maridadi, H. Mahomed.

Front row: S. Raja, R. Easterbook, K. Timba, S. Bellini-Martin, Ms. J. Long (Teacher in Charge), Ms. N. Ratanje, C. Burger, D. Whitaker, D. Balneaves, D. Smith.

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This is the first year that St John’s Art Department has run an Inter-House Art Competition. The school Houses organized small teams of artistic students who were given a theme to work on. This year’s theme was titled “Understanding and Working with the Values and Cultures of all the Peoples of our World.”

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Chimanimani

Inter-house Art Competition


Art

The students were required to design a Mural on a large panel which would express this theme visually. The theme and the size of the murals were quite a challenge, nevertheless, with plenty of brainstorming, discussions, and group painting sessions. The panels were finally completed in time for our annual Art Exhibition.

Matopos

The hard work, especially for Vumba’s sole participant, resulted in four stunning panels which now hang around the school and can be viewed by all. Each approach to the theme is unique and the style and techniques varied. Ms Chloe Watson, a former teacher at the College, kindly took a great deal of time off to do the judging. Specific criteria were used to assess the panels and the results, as given below, are very close.

This year, for the first time, the Art Department organized an Art Camp away from school. It included the Form 4 Art students with the Form 6’s. We had 37 students and two members of staff, Ms Naina Ratanje, Art teacher and Mr Paul Wright, School Counsellor. Altogether, we spent three days at Hideaway Lodge on Lake Manyame, which is a lovely spot. Working in an outdoor

Nyanga

environment was a new and challenging experience for all. The boys were out sketching, drawing and painting with leisure time available to swim, boat and fish. It was a successful and enjoyable experience for all involved.

Mrs N. Ratanje

Art Club & Calligraphy

The students involved and the Houses have much to be proud of and are all commended for their effort in making this venture successful. 1st Matopos with 82 points. Team members: Russell Easterbrook; Ben Hobbs and David Whitaker 2nd

Vumba

Vumba with 80 points. Wade Michell.

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3rd Tied Chimanimani with 76 points. Team members: David de Jong; Dylan Bichard; Kurt and Christian Burger; Gareth Stangroom and Ross Marais. 3rd Nyanga with 76 points. Team Members: Tinashe Mutizwa; Julian Manyonga, Stefan Bellini-Martin, Seth Hook and Bradley Croukamp

Mrs N. Ratanje

Back row: AJ. Bichard, M. Makonese, N. Bailey, K. Good, H. James, C. Lindsay-White, T. Rushesha, K. Anderson, D. Patel, W. Michell. Middle Row: M. Davenport, J. Franklin, R. Jameson, B. Meyer, G. Stangroom, H. Matarutse, T. Machekanyanga, D. Cruger, C. Chimuka, S. Kanhema-Blinstone, M. Musavaya, R. Mangondoza, J. Maridadi, H. Mahomed.

Front row: S. Raja, R. Easterbook, K. Timba, S. Bellini-Martin, Ms. J. Long (Teacher in Charge), Ms. N. Ratanje, C. Burger, D. Whitaker, D. Balneaves, D. Smith.

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Cultural reports

This is the first year that St John’s Art Department has run an Inter-House Art Competition. The school Houses organized small teams of artistic students who were given a theme to work on. This year’s theme was titled “Understanding and Working with the Values and Cultures of all the Peoples of our World.”

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Inter-house Art Competition


The winning designs were included in this years’ 2013 postage stamp programme. The theme for this years’ competition focused on the “Millennium Development Goal of Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger.’ As I have been studying design for my A Levels, I decided to enter the competition. My design includes the key aspects of eradicating poverty and hunger in children in Zimbabwe. I used the national colours to indicate that all Zimbabweans must be aware of this need. My design was in the form of a circular motion to indicate the poverty cycle, with a face to represent children of the present and future generations as well as concerned parents, serious and pleading for help. I included a bowl to represent the individual child and family, a black pestle and mortar, and maize to represent the whole Zimbabwean community and the farmers who need to produce the food to halt the poverty trap. The white areas in my design lead the viewer’s eye into and out of the design as well as to represent light, hope and a positive future. On Saturday the 26th of January, Mrs Post, Ms Ratanje and I attended the prestigious Zimpost Awards Ceremony at the Harare Main Post Office. I was fortunate enough to be awarded First Prize in the Open Category. I received a US$500 cash prize, a stationery hamper and a full year’s subscription to one complete set of mint/cancelled postage stamps. I was also delighted to see that the winners in the Junior section were from the St John’s Preparatory School.

Bridge. Much of the enjoyment emanated from playing the game and the socialising that went it. With all our star players returning next year and their willingness to commit themselves to the game of Bridge we look set to good results in 2014.

Mrs T. Chirewa Teacher in Charge Bridge

The team had mixed fortunes in the second term. The team had a disappointing 7th place out of 7 at the Inter-schools tournament held at Convent in May. We won some fixtures as the term progressed. In the second term we had our Inter-house Bridge competition. The winners of the Inter-house Bridge Competitions were Matopos. They were followed by runner-ups Nyanga, then Chimanimani and Vumba. The results were as follows: In the third term we have seen our bridge team growing more confident. There was a convincing win against Westridge and a draw against, Prince Edward (top Bridge school.) Thus we ended our year with a significant number of victories, an increase in membership, and, in general, a greater love for the game of

PLACE

HOUSE

POSITION

1st

MATOPOS

25 points

2nd

NYANGA

21 points

3rd

CHIMANIMANI

16 points

4th

VUMBA

10 points

Bridge Team

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In 2013 the Bridge Club had its highs and lows, successes and failures. The club continued to run successfully throughout the year and the number of players continued to grow. With the club losing the entire 1st team at the end of 2012, things got to a slow start at the beginning of the first term. Our players did not do well at the Mashonaland Pairs Competitions as well as at the usual fixtures we have with other schools.

I feel this was a very worthwhile and exciting competition and I would like to encourage the artists in the College to take this wonderful opportunity to enter their designs next year.

Russell Easterbrook

Back row: S. Padayashee, S. Joosab, K. Mubayiwa , F. Zvinavashe, M. Mushauri, H. Duan, J. Nyabadza, N. Dube, F. Kasukuwere, T. Munyanyi. Front row: M. Mungoshi, T. Mbizi , J. Mehta, A. Patel (Captain), Mrs. T. Chirewa (Teacher in Charge), T. Mushonga, W. Adam.

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Every year the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture, in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Posts (Zimpost), runs a stamp design competition which includes a Junior and Senior Schools category. This is an interesting and challenging competition as it gives the participants the opportunity to be recognized as worldwide acclaimed philatelic artists.

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Zimpost Stamp Competition


The winning designs were included in this years’ 2013 postage stamp programme. The theme for this years’ competition focused on the “Millennium Development Goal of Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger.’ As I have been studying design for my A Levels, I decided to enter the competition. My design includes the key aspects of eradicating poverty and hunger in children in Zimbabwe. I used the national colours to indicate that all Zimbabweans must be aware of this need. My design was in the form of a circular motion to indicate the poverty cycle, with a face to represent children of the present and future generations as well as concerned parents, serious and pleading for help. I included a bowl to represent the individual child and family, a black pestle and mortar, and maize to represent the whole Zimbabwean community and the farmers who need to produce the food to halt the poverty trap. The white areas in my design lead the viewer’s eye into and out of the design as well as to represent light, hope and a positive future. On Saturday the 26th of January, Mrs Post, Ms Ratanje and I attended the prestigious Zimpost Awards Ceremony at the Harare Main Post Office. I was fortunate enough to be awarded First Prize in the Open Category. I received a US$500 cash prize, a stationery hamper and a full year’s subscription to one complete set of mint/cancelled postage stamps. I was also delighted to see that the winners in the Junior section were from the St John’s Preparatory School.

Bridge. Much of the enjoyment emanated from playing the game and the socialising that went it. With all our star players returning next year and their willingness to commit themselves to the game of Bridge we look set to good results in 2014.

Mrs T. Chirewa Teacher in Charge Bridge

The team had mixed fortunes in the second term. The team had a disappointing 7th place out of 7 at the Inter-schools tournament held at Convent in May. We won some fixtures as the term progressed. In the second term we had our Inter-house Bridge competition. The winners of the Inter-house Bridge Competitions were Matopos. They were followed by runner-ups Nyanga, then Chimanimani and Vumba. The results were as follows: In the third term we have seen our bridge team growing more confident. There was a convincing win against Westridge and a draw against, Prince Edward (top Bridge school.) Thus we ended our year with a significant number of victories, an increase in membership, and, in general, a greater love for the game of

PLACE

HOUSE

POSITION

1st

MATOPOS

25 points

2nd

NYANGA

21 points

3rd

CHIMANIMANI

16 points

4th

VUMBA

10 points

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In 2013 the Bridge Club had its highs and lows, successes and failures. The club continued to run successfully throughout the year and the number of players continued to grow. With the club losing the entire 1st team at the end of 2012, things got to a slow start at the beginning of the first term. Our players did not do well at the Mashonaland Pairs Competitions as well as at the usual fixtures we have with other schools.

I feel this was a very worthwhile and exciting competition and I would like to encourage the artists in the College to take this wonderful opportunity to enter their designs next year.

Russell Easterbrook

Back row: S. Padayashee, S. Joosab, K. Mubayiwa , F. Zvinavashe, M. Mushauri, H. Duan, J. Nyabadza, N. Dube, F. Kasukuwere, T. Munyanyi. Front row: M. Mungoshi, T. Mbizi , J. Mehta, A. Patel (Captain), Mrs. T. Chirewa (Teacher in Charge), T. Mushonga, W. Adam.

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Every year the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture, in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Posts (Zimpost), runs a stamp design competition which includes a Junior and Senior Schools category. This is an interesting and challenging competition as it gives the participants the opportunity to be recognized as worldwide acclaimed philatelic artists.

Bridge Club

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Zimpost Stamp Competition


Teacher in Charge Chess

Chess Team

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Back row: M. Mungoshi , K. Patel, N. Mahomed, N. Dube, T. Mushonga. Front row: T. Masiyiwa, P. Wamala, S. Raja, Mr. J. Musiwa (Master in Charge), T. Mugova (Captain), A. Patel, A. Mahomed.

Dance Sport It has been a pleasure for me to be a part of the reintroduced Dance Club. With the introduction of new members throughout the year, dance has become an increasingly significant part of the college. The college dance teams have fast become popular, resulting in their participation in the annual Interschools Dance Competition, Battle of the Schools and other regular performances throughout the year. The skills and efforts of our dancers were recognised as several of our senior dancers were selected to take part in a dance tour

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to South Africa with the well known Backstage Dance Group in July. Our dancers have managed to accomplish outstanding results throughout the year and this is testament to their collective creativity and efforts. With the start of a new season, College Dance aims to become even more prominent and successful than before. I wish them all the best in seasons to come.

Nicholas Khaminwa Dance Captain

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Mr. J. Musiwa

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Chess this year has been considerably more active than in previous years as the end of last year saw our team being promoted to the second division. Our players have had to apply themselves in order to cope. There is an unmistakable trend

of growth and development within the team. The St John’s College Annual Chess Festival is always a big event for players across the country. This year the tournament was sponsored generously by CBZ and the Chess team is grateful to Mr Musiwa and the vice captain, Sohil Raja who worked tirelessly to ensure that the event was a success. The College also took part in a tournament at Goldridge School in Kwekwe and went home with silver medals in the Senior section and bronze medals in the Junior section. I am confident that the club will continue to achieve ever greater things in future.

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It is said that Chess is a game of silence, although as far as the St John’s Chess Club is concerned, this might not be entirely true. On a Wednesday afternoon in room 14 you will hear the frantic tapping of clocks, pieces falling, deep, long sighs of both frustration and relief and if you listen very intently you can even hear the self-proclaimed grandmasters thinking! Above all this you will hear Mr Julius Musiwa’s calm, satirical voice asking, ‘Do you intend to castle in this game?’ or exclaiming, ‘End game literature. This is chess made simple!’

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St John’s Magazine 2013

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Chess Club


Teacher in Charge Chess

Chess Team

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Back row: M. Mungoshi , K. Patel, N. Mahomed, N. Dube, T. Mushonga. Front row: T. Masiyiwa, P. Wamala, S. Raja, Mr. J. Musiwa (Master in Charge), T. Mugova (Captain), A. Patel, A. Mahomed.

Dance Sport It has been a pleasure for me to be a part of the reintroduced Dance Club. With the introduction of new members throughout the year, dance has become an increasingly significant part of the college. The college dance teams have fast become popular, resulting in their participation in the annual Interschools Dance Competition, Battle of the Schools and other regular performances throughout the year. The skills and efforts of our dancers were recognised as several of our senior dancers were selected to take part in a dance tour

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to South Africa with the well known Backstage Dance Group in July. Our dancers have managed to accomplish outstanding results throughout the year and this is testament to their collective creativity and efforts. With the start of a new season, College Dance aims to become even more prominent and successful than before. I wish them all the best in seasons to come.

Nicholas Khaminwa Dance Captain

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Mr. J. Musiwa

Cultural Reports

Chess this year has been considerably more active than in previous years as the end of last year saw our team being promoted to the second division. Our players have had to apply themselves in order to cope. There is an unmistakable trend

of growth and development within the team. The St John’s College Annual Chess Festival is always a big event for players across the country. This year the tournament was sponsored generously by CBZ and the Chess team is grateful to Mr Musiwa and the vice captain, Sohil Raja who worked tirelessly to ensure that the event was a success. The College also took part in a tournament at Goldridge School in Kwekwe and went home with silver medals in the Senior section and bronze medals in the Junior section. I am confident that the club will continue to achieve ever greater things in future.

Cultural Reports

It is said that Chess is a game of silence, although as far as the St John’s Chess Club is concerned, this might not be entirely true. On a Wednesday afternoon in room 14 you will hear the frantic tapping of clocks, pieces falling, deep, long sighs of both frustration and relief and if you listen very intently you can even hear the self-proclaimed grandmasters thinking! Above all this you will hear Mr Julius Musiwa’s calm, satirical voice asking, ‘Do you intend to castle in this game?’ or exclaiming, ‘End game literature. This is chess made simple!’

St John’s Magazine 2013

St John’s Magazine 2013

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Tafadzwa Mugova President Debating Society

Debating Team

The boys are keen to showcase their bridge-building skills. The ZIE annual Bridge Building competition has yet to be held in

Teacher in Charge

Eng. Joe Davies

Engineering Team

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flourish under the strong leadership of our vice president Patrick Machekera. The society moved like a well-oiled machine this year with Daanish Shah always going further than his secretarial duties required him to. Critical thinking, note taking and argument construction were some of the many skills we acquired and refined, although in my opinion, the most valuable thing we learned was the ability to discern when to speak and when not to. ‘It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak aloud and remove all doubt’ – Mark Twain. Throughout 2013 the spirit that has prevailed in the society is one of tolerance and teamwork, and I am confident that the future is promising.

2013. It is pleasing to note the enthusiasm of these young engineers who are always willing to help, as was the case when most of the boys volunteered to assist the Physics Department in the first term at the College Open Day. The future looks bright for these budding engineers.

Back row: T. Gowera, J. Stanly, K. Patel, M.Lad, H. Berry, T. Mahofa, P. Naik, P. Patel, T. Munyanyi. Front row: N. Crowley, J. Whitaker, Mr. J. Davies, Mr. M. Majiwa, M. Blake (Captain), C. Hume.

Back row: B. Passaportis, L. Ncube, M. Sylvester, G. King, A. Patel, D. MacDonald, S. Malunga, M. Mungoshi. Front row: T. Zireva, M. Mbudzi, D. Sheehan, P. Machekera (Vice President), T. Mugova (President), Mr. J. Chitando, D. Shah (Secretary), B. Chihota, P. Blehiri.

Engineering Club Electronics was the emphasis of the Engineering Club in the first term, membership being limited to the Sixth Formers and Form 4 boys because of the technical nature of the subject. Enthusiasm was infectious from the beginning and many junior students were keen to join the vibrant club. An ideal opportunity for the young engineers to display their technical abilities arose at the end of the first term when Chisipite High School hosted the UNESCO Science Competition, the theme being “Science for Sustainable Development”. Ably led by Marc Blake and Cameron Hume, the team produced an exciting, working prototype intended to supply renewable electricity to a rural homestead or business.

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The project used solar panels to charge a deep-cycle battery; a 12-volt dynamo mounted on a stationary bicycle was used for back-up power intended for overcast days and nighttime usage. The boys designed and assembled the charging, regulation and protection electronics as well as the computer simulation and PowerPoint presentation. Using energy-saving lights and a 500VA inverter, the unit supplied enough power to light several rooms while running a small television and decoder, radio and music-centre and charging USB devices such as cell-phones. The students were excellent ambassadors for the school and were awarded third prize for their working project, which attracted much interest from visitors and competitors alike.

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Debating was as enjoyable this year as it was rewarding. We developed an informed and eclectic understanding of the issues affecting our society and the world at large. On the 26th June a panel of our speakers participated in a series of debates organised by the Environmental Management Agency. The topic was ‘Climate change, myth or reality? The speakers debated maturely, exhibiting deep understanding of the problem and showing effective skills of persuasion. Michael Sylvester and Abhishak Patel went on to receive individual prizes. The St John’s College Invitational Debate Tournament is always a highly anticipated event for every society that takes part. This year we surrendered the trophy to a fiery Convent delegation. Many thanks must go to Mr Jesmail Chitando who invested countless hours securing sponsorship and prizes for the tournament. The Junior debaters have continued to

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Other achievements worth noting are the second place awarded to Carel Chirara for his Sustainable Science poster at the same competition and the first prizes awarded to Jonathan Whitaker and the pair of Cameron Hume and Marc Blake for their science projects at the Arundel Science Fair in the second term.


Tafadzwa Mugova President Debating Society

Debating Team

The boys are keen to showcase their bridge-building skills. The ZIE annual Bridge Building competition has yet to be held in

Teacher in Charge

Eng. Joe Davies

Engineering Team

Cultural Reports

flourish under the strong leadership of our vice president Patrick Machekera. The society moved like a well-oiled machine this year with Daanish Shah always going further than his secretarial duties required him to. Critical thinking, note taking and argument construction were some of the many skills we acquired and refined, although in my opinion, the most valuable thing we learned was the ability to discern when to speak and when not to. ‘It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak aloud and remove all doubt’ – Mark Twain. Throughout 2013 the spirit that has prevailed in the society is one of tolerance and teamwork, and I am confident that the future is promising.

2013. It is pleasing to note the enthusiasm of these young engineers who are always willing to help, as was the case when most of the boys volunteered to assist the Physics Department in the first term at the College Open Day. The future looks bright for these budding engineers.

Back row: T. Gowera, J. Stanly, K. Patel, M.Lad, H. Berry, T. Mahofa, P. Naik, P. Patel, T. Munyanyi. Front row: N. Crowley, J. Whitaker, Mr. J. Davies, Mr. M. Majiwa, M. Blake (Captain), C. Hume.

Back row: B. Passaportis, L. Ncube, M. Sylvester, G. King, A. Patel, D. MacDonald, S. Malunga, M. Mungoshi. Front row: T. Zireva, M. Mbudzi, D. Sheehan, P. Machekera (Vice President), T. Mugova (President), Mr. J. Chitando, D. Shah (Secretary), B. Chihota, P. Blehiri.

Engineering Club Electronics was the emphasis of the Engineering Club in the first term, membership being limited to the Sixth Formers and Form 4 boys because of the technical nature of the subject. Enthusiasm was infectious from the beginning and many junior students were keen to join the vibrant club. An ideal opportunity for the young engineers to display their technical abilities arose at the end of the first term when Chisipite High School hosted the UNESCO Science Competition, the theme being “Science for Sustainable Development”. Ably led by Marc Blake and Cameron Hume, the team produced an exciting, working prototype intended to supply renewable electricity to a rural homestead or business.

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The project used solar panels to charge a deep-cycle battery; a 12-volt dynamo mounted on a stationary bicycle was used for back-up power intended for overcast days and nighttime usage. The boys designed and assembled the charging, regulation and protection electronics as well as the computer simulation and PowerPoint presentation. Using energy-saving lights and a 500VA inverter, the unit supplied enough power to light several rooms while running a small television and decoder, radio and music-centre and charging USB devices such as cell-phones. The students were excellent ambassadors for the school and were awarded third prize for their working project, which attracted much interest from visitors and competitors alike.

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Debating was as enjoyable this year as it was rewarding. We developed an informed and eclectic understanding of the issues affecting our society and the world at large. On the 26th June a panel of our speakers participated in a series of debates organised by the Environmental Management Agency. The topic was ‘Climate change, myth or reality? The speakers debated maturely, exhibiting deep understanding of the problem and showing effective skills of persuasion. Michael Sylvester and Abhishak Patel went on to receive individual prizes. The St John’s College Invitational Debate Tournament is always a highly anticipated event for every society that takes part. This year we surrendered the trophy to a fiery Convent delegation. Many thanks must go to Mr Jesmail Chitando who invested countless hours securing sponsorship and prizes for the tournament. The Junior debaters have continued to

Cultural Reports

St John’s Magazine 2013

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Debating Club

Other achievements worth noting are the second place awarded to Carel Chirara for his Sustainable Science poster at the same competition and the first prizes awarded to Jonathan Whitaker and the pair of Cameron Hume and Marc Blake for their science projects at the Arundel Science Fair in the second term.


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French Club

the M.A.R.S. school-based nurse, the members have gained considerable knowledge. They have supported the professional crews at many of the home-based sporting fixtures. With such enthusiasm, the St John’s team should continue to grow and provide valuable skills and service in the future.

Ms. A. Meyer Teacher in Charge of First Aid

Under the able leadership of the captain, and with help from

First Aid

Back row: R. Mubaya, M. Makonese , A. Ntini, M. Mhlanga, M. Bosha, T. Rushesha, N. Vere, M. Musavaya, T. Matizanhau. Middle Row: P. Buta, T. Nyika, L. Butler, T. Mhaka, A. Rwodzi, R. Mabiza, L. Mavhima, M. Kambarami, T. Nyabadza, T. Mahlanza. Front row: M. Wazara, R. Boshi, R. Murray, Mrs. A. Post, Mrs. B. Fodouop, T. Tsuro, M. Kadziyanike, S. Azad.

Gun Club

St John’s College - Clay Target Shooting Club - 2013 2013 has been an exciting year for the SJC clay target shooting club. We have seen a huge growth in numbers, in both the Senior and Junior sections and more importantly there has been a significant improvement in the standard of shooting. This can be attributed to regular practice. The most important aspect in terms of personal development, however, is competition shooting. Once the boys have reached a reasonable standard we encourage them to take part in ‘Open’ competitions at Mashonaland Gun Club and it is here where the ‘inner belief’ comes out. Currently we have a number of boys who take home medals at the open shoots.

Back row: A. Patel, S. Joosab, A. Nyawayi, G. Vlahakis, P. MacDonald, N. Saweto, M. Kanyangarara, N. Chamba, D. Vlahakis Front row: C. Scallan, S. Allen, Mrs. P. Revolta, R. Easterbrook (Captain), Ms. A. Meyer, S. Joosab, M. Visser.

French Club The club is based on extended learning of French in a calm, relaxed environment. We played French games and held quizzes in French. Many members have truly benefited from the club and subsequently achieved good results during the examination period. The club is open to students of all ages. A

big ‘merci’ must go to all the regular members of the club.

Mme. Fodouop Teacher in Charge

As part of our plan to take the boys out of their ‘comfort zone’ and expose them to tough competition we selected two teams to travel to South Africa to shoot in the SA Grand, the biggest trap competition in Africa. The three boys representing Zimbabwe were James Waller, Cameron Harrison and Jeremy Layard; and representing Mashonaland Gun Club were Graham Shepherd, Conor King and Steven McKinnon. Within this shoot a separate competition against the SA junior team was planned and we were beaten by a single point. Considering this was essentially a SJC team against the whole of South Africa it was an impressive result! The exposure that the boys enjoyed saw every one of them return to Zimbabwe with increased confidence and, as a result, much improved scores. At the end of each term we try to hold a competition which

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includes both ‘High Gun’ and ‘Handicap’ scores. Unfortunately, owing to the shortened second term this was canceled. Below are the results of the 1st term’s shoot: High Gun

1st place

James Waller

2nd place

Luke Lister

3rd place

Ryan Smith

Handicap

1st place

Ian Kloppers

2nd place

Robert Jameson

3rd place

Tyran Beattie

Inter house

1st place

Matopos & Nyanga (tie)

3rd place

Chimanimani

4th place

Vumba

James Waller was awarded half colours at the end of 1st term. Annually In July, The MacKintosh ‘shoot’ takes places and is the biggest trap ‘shoot’ held in Zimbabwe. It was pleasing not only to see how many juniors took part but also how

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Membership of the St John’s College First Aid Club dropped with the departure of Mr A. Williams, the dedicated First-Aid member of staff, at the end of 2012. During the first part of the year Russell Easterbrook, the First Aid Captain, filled the gap left behind in a competent and committed way. Since then a team of dedicated and able juniors has joined the ranks, which bodes well for the future of the club.

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the M.A.R.S. school-based nurse, the members have gained considerable knowledge. They have supported the professional crews at many of the home-based sporting fixtures. With such enthusiasm, the St John’s team should continue to grow and provide valuable skills and service in the future.

Ms. A. Meyer Teacher in Charge of First Aid

Under the able leadership of the captain, and with help from

First Aid

Back row: R. Mubaya, M. Makonese , A. Ntini, M. Mhlanga, M. Bosha, T. Rushesha, N. Vere, M. Musavaya, T. Matizanhau. Middle Row: P. Buta, T. Nyika, L. Butler, T. Mhaka, A. Rwodzi, R. Mabiza, L. Mavhima, M. Kambarami, T. Nyabadza, T. Mahlanza. Front row: M. Wazara, R. Boshi, R. Murray, Mrs. A. Post, Mrs. B. Fodouop, T. Tsuro, M. Kadziyanike, S. Azad.

Gun Club

St John’s College - Clay Target Shooting Club - 2013 2013 has been an exciting year for the SJC clay target shooting club. We have seen a huge growth in numbers, in both the Senior and Junior sections and more importantly there has been a significant improvement in the standard of shooting. This can be attributed to regular practice. The most important aspect in terms of personal development, however, is competition shooting. Once the boys have reached a reasonable standard we encourage them to take part in ‘Open’ competitions at Mashonaland Gun Club and it is here where the ‘inner belief’ comes out. Currently we have a number of boys who take home medals at the open shoots.

Back row: A. Patel, S. Joosab, A. Nyawayi, G. Vlahakis, P. MacDonald, N. Saweto, M. Kanyangarara, N. Chamba, D. Vlahakis Front row: C. Scallan, S. Allen, Mrs. P. Revolta, R. Easterbrook (Captain), Ms. A. Meyer, S. Joosab, M. Visser.

French Club The club is based on extended learning of French in a calm, relaxed environment. We played French games and held quizzes in French. Many members have truly benefited from the club and subsequently achieved good results during the examination period. The club is open to students of all ages. A

big ‘merci’ must go to all the regular members of the club.

Mme. Fodouop Teacher in Charge

As part of our plan to take the boys out of their ‘comfort zone’ and expose them to tough competition we selected two teams to travel to South Africa to shoot in the SA Grand, the biggest trap competition in Africa. The three boys representing Zimbabwe were James Waller, Cameron Harrison and Jeremy Layard; and representing Mashonaland Gun Club were Graham Shepherd, Conor King and Steven McKinnon. Within this shoot a separate competition against the SA junior team was planned and we were beaten by a single point. Considering this was essentially a SJC team against the whole of South Africa it was an impressive result! The exposure that the boys enjoyed saw every one of them return to Zimbabwe with increased confidence and, as a result, much improved scores. At the end of each term we try to hold a competition which

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includes both ‘High Gun’ and ‘Handicap’ scores. Unfortunately, owing to the shortened second term this was canceled. Below are the results of the 1st term’s shoot: High Gun

1st place

James Waller

2nd place

Luke Lister

3rd place

Ryan Smith

Handicap

1st place

Ian Kloppers

2nd place

Robert Jameson

3rd place

Tyran Beattie

Inter house

1st place

Matopos & Nyanga (tie)

3rd place

Chimanimani

4th place

Vumba

James Waller was awarded half colours at the end of 1st term. Annually In July, The MacKintosh ‘shoot’ takes places and is the biggest trap ‘shoot’ held in Zimbabwe. It was pleasing not only to see how many juniors took part but also how

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Membership of the St John’s College First Aid Club dropped with the departure of Mr A. Williams, the dedicated First-Aid member of staff, at the end of 2012. During the first part of the year Russell Easterbrook, the First Aid Captain, filled the gap left behind in a competent and committed way. Since then a team of dedicated and able juniors has joined the ranks, which bodes well for the future of the club.

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High Gun :- 4th – James Waller, 7th – Jeremy Layard, 10th – Graham Shepherd Handicap :– 1st Graham Shepherd, 2nd – Cameron Harrison, 3rd – Steven McKinnon

Fenton Wells Memorial (100 targets ATA) High Gun :– 4th – Graham Shepherd, 9th – Jeremy Layard, 10th – Conor King

MacKintosh (100 targets DTL)

All boys are trained on gun safety and range etiquette and they have now learnt how to clean their weapons. We are very proud of the way the SJC boys conduct themselves and once again thank Mr Trinci for being so supportive and actively involved in the success of SJC Clay Target Shooting Club.

Mr. Ashley King and Mr. Gary Layard

High Gun :- 4th – James Waller, 7th – Jeremy Layard, 10th Cameron Harrison

Coaches

Zimbabwe Open ATA (200 targets ATA) High Gun :- 6th – Graham Shepherd, 8th – Jeremy Layard, 10th – James Waller

Gun Club

Back row: G. Shepherd, I. Kloppers, B. Durrant, G. Divaris, D. Bowl, I. Putter, L. Mommsen, D. McGaw. Third Row: S. Hook, G. Sprake, D. Kennedy, E. Snyman, H. Perry, J. Snyman, C. Harrison, Z. Moyo. Second Row: C. Van Gend, C. King, L. Lister, Mr. C. Trinci (Teacher in Charge), R. Easterbrook, R. Smith, J. Waller, W. Annesley. Front row: J. Rodrigues, J. Annesley, J. Layard, T. Simon, S. Welsh.

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3rd National ATA (100 targets ATA)

All disciplines are available at the club. Most boys, however, shoot ATA on a weekly basis and some have started on the Olympic Trap. OT is much quicker and the variation of targets is greater so it is a natural progression from ATA but can be very unforgiving! Shooting is a game of confidence and moving the boys onto a more difficult discipline could be detrimental in the long run. The purpose of this club is obviously to improve shooting, but we retain a large element of fun!

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well they did! The positions below indicate the performance of the College boys in relation to the Senior members of the Club in various competitions which are incorporated into the MacKintosh ‘shoot’:


High Gun :- 4th – James Waller, 7th – Jeremy Layard, 10th – Graham Shepherd Handicap :– 1st Graham Shepherd, 2nd – Cameron Harrison, 3rd – Steven McKinnon

Fenton Wells Memorial (100 targets ATA) High Gun :– 4th – Graham Shepherd, 9th – Jeremy Layard, 10th – Conor King

MacKintosh (100 targets DTL)

All boys are trained on gun safety and range etiquette and they have now learnt how to clean their weapons. We are very proud of the way the SJC boys conduct themselves and once again thank Mr Trinci for being so supportive and actively involved in the success of SJC Clay Target Shooting Club.

Mr. Ashley King and Mr. Gary Layard

High Gun :- 4th – James Waller, 7th – Jeremy Layard, 10th Cameron Harrison

Coaches

Zimbabwe Open ATA (200 targets ATA) High Gun :- 6th – Graham Shepherd, 8th – Jeremy Layard, 10th – James Waller

Gun Club

Back row: G. Shepherd, I. Kloppers, B. Durrant, G. Divaris, D. Bowl, I. Putter, L. Mommsen, D. McGaw. Third Row: S. Hook, G. Sprake, D. Kennedy, E. Snyman, H. Perry, J. Snyman, C. Harrison, Z. Moyo. Second Row: C. Van Gend, C. King, L. Lister, Mr. C. Trinci (Teacher in Charge), R. Easterbrook, R. Smith, J. Waller, W. Annesley. Front row: J. Rodrigues, J. Annesley, J. Layard, T. Simon, S. Welsh.

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3rd National ATA (100 targets ATA)

All disciplines are available at the club. Most boys, however, shoot ATA on a weekly basis and some have started on the Olympic Trap. OT is much quicker and the variation of targets is greater so it is a natural progression from ATA but can be very unforgiving! Shooting is a game of confidence and moving the boys onto a more difficult discipline could be detrimental in the long run. The purpose of this club is obviously to improve shooting, but we retain a large element of fun!

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well they did! The positions below indicate the performance of the College boys in relation to the Senior members of the Club in various competitions which are incorporated into the MacKintosh ‘shoot’:


The Upper 6’s year began at the end of 2012, with the successful annual Christmas party, held for the Grounds Staff children. This was followed by the annual Valentine’s Day, distribution of roses to the excited pupils of the College, and the first ever Interact games, a collaboration of the St John’s and Chisipite Interact societies to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. Later in March we organized an Easter party for the Chiedza Children’s Home, thanks to the determination and organization of the Society. The children were treated to a day of games and an Easter egg hunt. The year continued with outings to the

Later in the year we held our annual Soccer Day, which, despite occasional mishaps, was a great success. A substantial amount of money was raised and we thank all who participated. Lastly, the Interact Society took up the challenge of building a shelter for the orphans and students of Zorororai Day Care Centre. With help from a charity organization called Open Hands and the Rotary club of Zimbabwe, we put together our resources and were able to start building the complex. More will need to be done, but I have faith in the future leaders of the society. I wish them all the best and challenge them to be the best they can be. I thank all my members for their hard work, as well as Miss Nel who motivated us to our best efforts.

Brandon Chihota President Interact Society

Proceeds from World Book Day Donated to Chengeta Junior School

2013 has been a very active and productive year for the St John’s College Library. The Library upgraded the facilities offered to students. We now have two desktops for students to conduct research and communicate with teachers. We also now have a colour scanner and copier, which helps students to improve the quality of their art and homework, as well as to save paper. Students can also save paper by downloading books and revision guides. Our mini-survey has revealed that academic eBooks are available at very competitive prices. Our recently purchased iPad allows us to stay abreast of developments in the eBooks sector, and we plan to introduce them gradually into the library system. The Library now also doubles as the School phone booth. The booth is used mainly to distract parents from their daily routines. For example:

Interact

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Zorororai Day Care Center, Chiedza Children’s Home, and an animal shelter. We had the wonderful privilege of organizing and holding a tie day, fundraising for Amy, a young wonderful girl who needed financial help to undergo vital surgery.

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Mum, please can you bring me my number ones, please or I’ll get into trouble. Thank you so much, I love you Dad, you need to bring me my number ones now.... Mum, I didn’t know, no one told me, but I need my number ones now. You have to bring them.

The annual World Book Day in March this year was an unprecedented success. The “sandwich boys” made such an impact at drop-off time that we collected an all-time record of 1,592 books. Vumba led the pack with 485 books collected, followed by Nyanga with 452, Matopos by 426, and Chimanimani with 229. This fantastic result enabled us to donate books to institutions such as Chengeta Junior School, Elephant College in Marlborough, Silver Lining and Zimkids books. We received very nice letters of thanks and heart-warming feedback from these institutions.

We also reviewed and sorted the Library’s large collection, discovering very special and precious books in the process, dating from as far back as 1907, the year in which Albert Einstein had what he called his “happiest thought”. That is a long time ago. Imagine: eBooks hadn’t even been invented. We have named this collection of books the Collectables and we are proud that our little Library covers more than a century of printed history.

Let me leave you with a quote from Groucho Marx: “ Outside of a dog a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it is too dark to read.”

Mrs. A. Post Librarian

Library Prefects

Back row: P. Machekera, R. Mberi, B. Moyo, T. Gapare, R. Wilson, C. Bond, D. Smith, D. Agiotis, R. Zwart, B. Turk. Middle Row: M. Maminimini, N. Mukorombindo, S. Masenda, W. Karimshah, G. Karim, N. Khaminwa, A. Patel, D. MacDonald, B. Masekesa, M. Seremani, M. Ribeiro, B. Vickery, T. Chadwick.

Front row: : D. Sheehan, B. Zwart, T. Matthews, Hugh Joscelyne, D. de Jong (Vice President), B. Chihota (President), Ms. C. Nel (Teacher in Charge), M. Mbudzi (Secretary), T. Parirenyatwa (Treasurer), C. Sinclair, H. Joscelyne.

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Front row: Sohil Raja, D. Shah, P. Blehiri, L. Jellicoe (Head of Library), Mrs. A Post (Librarian), D. Ndengu, J. White, R. Easterbrook.

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St John’s Magazine 2013

Being nominated as the 2013 Interact President was the most unexpected, exciting and educative experience of my life. It gave me the opportunity to organize a number of events with my fellow members which allowed us to help and support our community. These tasks were challenging but were made easier by the hard-working force which is the Interact Society. With this union of hard-working pupils and innovative minds, the Interact Society proved to be a force that ultimately desired to bring a change for the good to many lives.

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The Upper 6’s year began at the end of 2012, with the successful annual Christmas party, held for the Grounds Staff children. This was followed by the annual Valentine’s Day, distribution of roses to the excited pupils of the College, and the first ever Interact games, a collaboration of the St John’s and Chisipite Interact societies to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. Later in March we organized an Easter party for the Chiedza Children’s Home, thanks to the determination and organization of the Society. The children were treated to a day of games and an Easter egg hunt. The year continued with outings to the

Later in the year we held our annual Soccer Day, which, despite occasional mishaps, was a great success. A substantial amount of money was raised and we thank all who participated. Lastly, the Interact Society took up the challenge of building a shelter for the orphans and students of Zorororai Day Care Centre. With help from a charity organization called Open Hands and the Rotary club of Zimbabwe, we put together our resources and were able to start building the complex. More will need to be done, but I have faith in the future leaders of the society. I wish them all the best and challenge them to be the best they can be. I thank all my members for their hard work, as well as Miss Nel who motivated us to our best efforts.

Brandon Chihota President Interact Society

Proceeds from World Book Day Donated to Chengeta Junior School

2013 has been a very active and productive year for the St John’s College Library. The Library upgraded the facilities offered to students. We now have two desktops for students to conduct research and communicate with teachers. We also now have a colour scanner and copier, which helps students to improve the quality of their art and homework, as well as to save paper. Students can also save paper by downloading books and revision guides. Our mini-survey has revealed that academic eBooks are available at very competitive prices. Our recently purchased iPad allows us to stay abreast of developments in the eBooks sector, and we plan to introduce them gradually into the library system. The Library now also doubles as the School phone booth. The booth is used mainly to distract parents from their daily routines. For example:

Interact

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Zorororai Day Care Center, Chiedza Children’s Home, and an animal shelter. We had the wonderful privilege of organizing and holding a tie day, fundraising for Amy, a young wonderful girl who needed financial help to undergo vital surgery.

1) 2) 3)

Mum, please can you bring me my number ones, please or I’ll get into trouble. Thank you so much, I love you Dad, you need to bring me my number ones now.... Mum, I didn’t know, no one told me, but I need my number ones now. You have to bring them.

The annual World Book Day in March this year was an unprecedented success. The “sandwich boys” made such an impact at drop-off time that we collected an all-time record of 1,592 books. Vumba led the pack with 485 books collected, followed by Nyanga with 452, Matopos by 426, and Chimanimani with 229. This fantastic result enabled us to donate books to institutions such as Chengeta Junior School, Elephant College in Marlborough, Silver Lining and Zimkids books. We received very nice letters of thanks and heart-warming feedback from these institutions.

We also reviewed and sorted the Library’s large collection, discovering very special and precious books in the process, dating from as far back as 1907, the year in which Albert Einstein had what he called his “happiest thought”. That is a long time ago. Imagine: eBooks hadn’t even been invented. We have named this collection of books the Collectables and we are proud that our little Library covers more than a century of printed history.

Let me leave you with a quote from Groucho Marx: “ Outside of a dog a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it is too dark to read.”

Mrs. A. Post Librarian

Library Prefects

Back row: P. Machekera, R. Mberi, B. Moyo, T. Gapare, R. Wilson, C. Bond, D. Smith, D. Agiotis, R. Zwart, B. Turk. Middle Row: M. Maminimini, N. Mukorombindo, S. Masenda, W. Karimshah, G. Karim, N. Khaminwa, A. Patel, D. MacDonald, B. Masekesa, M. Seremani, M. Ribeiro, B. Vickery, T. Chadwick.

Front row: : D. Sheehan, B. Zwart, T. Matthews, Hugh Joscelyne, D. de Jong (Vice President), B. Chihota (President), Ms. C. Nel (Teacher in Charge), M. Mbudzi (Secretary), T. Parirenyatwa (Treasurer), C. Sinclair, H. Joscelyne.

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Front row: Sohil Raja, D. Shah, P. Blehiri, L. Jellicoe (Head of Library), Mrs. A Post (Librarian), D. Ndengu, J. White, R. Easterbrook.

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Being nominated as the 2013 Interact President was the most unexpected, exciting and educative experience of my life. It gave me the opportunity to organize a number of events with my fellow members which allowed us to help and support our community. These tasks were challenging but were made easier by the hard-working force which is the Interact Society. With this union of hard-working pupils and innovative minds, the Interact Society proved to be a force that ultimately desired to bring a change for the good to many lives.

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Visit to Junior Parliament, 4 July 2013

DIAMUN 2013

St John’s Magazine 2013

DIAMUN 2013’s theme was “Education for the 21st Century”. This theme was debated and discussed thoroughly throughout the various forums during DIAMUN and it was indeed intellectually challenging. The St John’s delegation consisted of five boys representing Singapore and five boys representing Somalia. Six boys were in the General Assembly, one boy in the Advisory panel, one in the African Union Debate and two boys in the Human Rights Council. Debating lasted three days and

During the second term a delegation of students from the St John’s College chapter of Model United Nations was invited to attend a Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe conference, dealing with “water co-operation as an answer to water crises world over”. The session took place at the Parliament of Zimbabwe, in Harare; an excellent opportunity for students to experience politics in its truest form. In attendance were several dignitaries, including Mr. Makova of the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr. Manatse of the Ministry of Water Resources and Management, and Mr. Farran of the UNRCO. The guest of honour was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mr. Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, who officially opened the parliamentary session. Several schools were in attendance, including Dzivarasekwa High, who provided beautiful choral entertainment during recesses in the session.

resulted in Takura Tande and Jawaad White winning the Best Delegate awards in their particular forums. As a group we paid a visit to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. This visit was an amazing addition to our Dubai trip. DIAMUN 2013 was something we will never forget.

M. Sylvester

Whilst several members of the St John’s MUN group attended the conference, it was the honour of Sunil Raja and Nicholas Khaminwa to represent the school during parliamentary proceedings. As is customary with MUN, the students were given a country to represent, in this case Ethiopia. They came under fire during proceedings and handled themselves with grace and aplomb, motivating Ethiopia’s various historic actions with regards to water and making appeals and suggestions to other countries based on their research. In all, it was a profound experience for the students who intend to move towards politics in the future. The exposure gained from experiencing a ‘mock’ session of parliament was truly invaluable.

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Model United Nations (MUN)

CHIMUN

Miss S. Levey Teacher in Charge Model United Nations

Model United Nations

SJC Model United Nations

Back row: M. Mungoshi, T. Mangiza, M. Ncube, F. Kasukuwere, N. Ngorima, M. Chitsinde, J. Burger, Z. Anderson, P. Bera, M. Sylvester, D. MacDonald, P. Wamala, T. Mawerera, S. Solanki, J. Fleming.

third row: R. Tsapayi, A. Sithole, S. Li, T. Mazhude, T. Gapare, K. Mungwariri, M. Zographos, B. Masekesa, P. Blehiri, A. Mlambo, T. Zireva, N. Mukorombindo, S. Post.

second row: G. Karim, N. Naik, S. Mahmed, J. White, T. Tande, S. Raja, T. Mugova (Deputy Secretary General), Mrs. A. Post (Assistant Teacher in Charge), Dr. B. Vidovic (Teacher in Charge), S. Raja (Secretary General), D. Shah, N. Khaminwa, A. Patel, T. Mutizwa, P. Machekera, S. Masenda. Front row: K. Munaku, K. Muleya, S. Tapera, D. Vlahakis, T. Fundira, A. Nyawayi, A. Patel, D. Vidovic, M. Valera, G. Vlahakis, A. Chivayo, M. Mhlanga, T. Matizanhau, C. Matande.

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Visit to Junior Parliament, 4 July 2013

DIAMUN 2013

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DIAMUN 2013’s theme was “Education for the 21st Century”. This theme was debated and discussed thoroughly throughout the various forums during DIAMUN and it was indeed intellectually challenging. The St John’s delegation consisted of five boys representing Singapore and five boys representing Somalia. Six boys were in the General Assembly, one boy in the Advisory panel, one in the African Union Debate and two boys in the Human Rights Council. Debating lasted three days and

During the second term a delegation of students from the St John’s College chapter of Model United Nations was invited to attend a Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe conference, dealing with “water co-operation as an answer to water crises world over”. The session took place at the Parliament of Zimbabwe, in Harare; an excellent opportunity for students to experience politics in its truest form. In attendance were several dignitaries, including Mr. Makova of the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr. Manatse of the Ministry of Water Resources and Management, and Mr. Farran of the UNRCO. The guest of honour was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mr. Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, who officially opened the parliamentary session. Several schools were in attendance, including Dzivarasekwa High, who provided beautiful choral entertainment during recesses in the session.

resulted in Takura Tande and Jawaad White winning the Best Delegate awards in their particular forums. As a group we paid a visit to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. This visit was an amazing addition to our Dubai trip. DIAMUN 2013 was something we will never forget.

M. Sylvester

Whilst several members of the St John’s MUN group attended the conference, it was the honour of Sunil Raja and Nicholas Khaminwa to represent the school during parliamentary proceedings. As is customary with MUN, the students were given a country to represent, in this case Ethiopia. They came under fire during proceedings and handled themselves with grace and aplomb, motivating Ethiopia’s various historic actions with regards to water and making appeals and suggestions to other countries based on their research. In all, it was a profound experience for the students who intend to move towards politics in the future. The exposure gained from experiencing a ‘mock’ session of parliament was truly invaluable.

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Model United Nations (MUN)

CHIMUN

Miss S. Levey Teacher in Charge Model United Nations

Model United Nations

SJC Model United Nations

Back row: M. Mungoshi, T. Mangiza, M. Ncube, F. Kasukuwere, N. Ngorima, M. Chitsinde, J. Burger, Z. Anderson, P. Bera, M. Sylvester, D. MacDonald, P. Wamala, T. Mawerera, S. Solanki, J. Fleming.

third row: R. Tsapayi, A. Sithole, S. Li, T. Mazhude, T. Gapare, K. Mungwariri, M. Zographos, B. Masekesa, P. Blehiri, A. Mlambo, T. Zireva, N. Mukorombindo, S. Post.

second row: G. Karim, N. Naik, S. Mahmed, J. White, T. Tande, S. Raja, T. Mugova (Deputy Secretary General), Mrs. A. Post (Assistant Teacher in Charge), Dr. B. Vidovic (Teacher in Charge), S. Raja (Secretary General), D. Shah, N. Khaminwa, A. Patel, T. Mutizwa, P. Machekera, S. Masenda. Front row: K. Munaku, K. Muleya, S. Tapera, D. Vlahakis, T. Fundira, A. Nyawayi, A. Patel, D. Vidovic, M. Valera, G. Vlahakis, A. Chivayo, M. Mhlanga, T. Matizanhau, C. Matande.

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Choir

St John’s Magazine 2013

2013 has been a year of discovery, adventure and joy for the Music Department. The Eisteddfod at the beginning of the year saw the College rake in an impressive 67 entries throughout an array of categories including Vocal solos, Marimba ensembles and Solos, Pipe and Drum categories as well as Jazz band. There has been a huge burst of energy throughout the year and a hive of activity at the rather isolated Music Centre. It has been impressive to see how many boys have really taken to music and will spend time at the Music Centre practising during break time, lunch and in the afternoons. Several of our boys took part in the afternoon tuition programme where they learned to play the piano, saxophone, drums and guitar in one-on-one sessions with our tutors. The highlight of the year for the Department and the College at large was without a doubt the Pipe Band tour to the World Piping Championships

in Glasgow, Scotland. I raise my hat to Mr. Mabodo and Mr. Kalonga who worked tirelessly to ensure that our boys were prepared for this great challenge and would like to thank them for their continued hard work and dedication to the College Pipe Band. This year also saw us registering for the first time a group of 5 boys to sit for the IGCSE Cambridge Music Examination. I would like to thank all the students who have been involved in the growth of the music department this year. It has been an absolute pleasure working with them and I hope that their involvement with the Music Department has given them something to cherish for the rest of their lives.

2013 has been a busy and hardship filled year for the St John’s College Senior Choir. From the start we faced the struggle of being a small choir, in comparison with other schools, that however did not deter us from working hard and enjoying the term. As usual, we participated in the Eisteddfod, and had the pleasure of working with the Arundel choir, allowing us to learn a beautiful and spectacular African piece, not forgetting our own Western song. The challenge of going against larger choirs required determination and focus, which every

member showed. Finally, the choir’s journey ended with the annual Combined Choir performance at Celebration Centre. Rehearsals were intensive, with regular practices at Arundel School, but each meeting was full of joy and excitement as many talented students were able to work as a coherent force and produce amazing music.

Brandon Chihota Head of Choir

Mr. T. Mukarati Head of Department Music

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Front row: T. Tande (Head of Choirs), N. Khaminwa (Drum Major), T. Mugova (Ethnomusicology, Head of Music), J. Whitaker (Pipe Major), B. Masekesa (Contemporary), B. Chihota (Head of Choir).

A Cappella For a few years now the A Cappella Club of St John’s College has been close to dormant, re-surfacing only in 1st Term for the Eisteddfod. After the Eisteddfod, the members took the onus upon themselves to continue breathing life into the club in the second term and started working on a piece for the Carol Concert at the end of the year. There has been very

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little opportunity to perform thus far. The St John’s College A Cappella Club is currently comprised of seven members and we still hope to increase our numbers as time goes by.

Thobile Mawerera, A Cappella Club Member

Back row: M. Mpisaunga, M. Maminimini, Z. Wazir, T. Chitambo, M. Jellicoe, S. Post , N. Madziva, T. Mazhude, M. Wazara. third row: V. Chitambira, N. Mkaronda, M. Timba, T. Chirewa, C. Gumbo, S. Li, N. Mukorombindo, D. Nachipo, T. Mawerera, L. Madangure. second row: T. Zireva, C. Chilowa, J. White, N. Khaminwa, B. Chihota (Head of Choir), T. Tande (Head of Choirs), L. Jellicoe, T. Mugova, T. Mazarire. Front row: E. Magumise, S. Tapera, T. Masenda, N. Taranhike, N. Moyo.

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St John’s Magazine 2013

2013 has been a year of discovery, adventure and joy for the Music Department. The Eisteddfod at the beginning of the year saw the College rake in an impressive 67 entries throughout an array of categories including Vocal solos, Marimba ensembles and Solos, Pipe and Drum categories as well as Jazz band. There has been a huge burst of energy throughout the year and a hive of activity at the rather isolated Music Centre. It has been impressive to see how many boys have really taken to music and will spend time at the Music Centre practising during break time, lunch and in the afternoons. Several of our boys took part in the afternoon tuition programme where they learned to play the piano, saxophone, drums and guitar in one-on-one sessions with our tutors. The highlight of the year for the Department and the College at large was without a doubt the Pipe Band tour to the World Piping Championships

in Glasgow, Scotland. I raise my hat to Mr. Mabodo and Mr. Kalonga who worked tirelessly to ensure that our boys were prepared for this great challenge and would like to thank them for their continued hard work and dedication to the College Pipe Band. This year also saw us registering for the first time a group of 5 boys to sit for the IGCSE Cambridge Music Examination. I would like to thank all the students who have been involved in the growth of the music department this year. It has been an absolute pleasure working with them and I hope that their involvement with the Music Department has given them something to cherish for the rest of their lives.

2013 has been a busy and hardship filled year for the St John’s College Senior Choir. From the start we faced the struggle of being a small choir, in comparison with other schools, that however did not deter us from working hard and enjoying the term. As usual, we participated in the Eisteddfod, and had the pleasure of working with the Arundel choir, allowing us to learn a beautiful and spectacular African piece, not forgetting our own Western song. The challenge of going against larger choirs required determination and focus, which every

member showed. Finally, the choir’s journey ended with the annual Combined Choir performance at Celebration Centre. Rehearsals were intensive, with regular practices at Arundel School, but each meeting was full of joy and excitement as many talented students were able to work as a coherent force and produce amazing music.

Brandon Chihota Head of Choir

Mr. T. Mukarati Head of Department Music

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Front row: T. Tande (Head of Choirs), N. Khaminwa (Drum Major), T. Mugova (Ethnomusicology, Head of Music), J. Whitaker (Pipe Major), B. Masekesa (Contemporary), B. Chihota (Head of Choir).

A Cappella For a few years now the A Cappella Club of St John’s College has been close to dormant, re-surfacing only in 1st Term for the Eisteddfod. After the Eisteddfod, the members took the onus upon themselves to continue breathing life into the club in the second term and started working on a piece for the Carol Concert at the end of the year. There has been very

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little opportunity to perform thus far. The St John’s College A Cappella Club is currently comprised of seven members and we still hope to increase our numbers as time goes by.

Thobile Mawerera, A Cappella Club Member

Back row: M. Mpisaunga, M. Maminimini, Z. Wazir, T. Chitambo, M. Jellicoe, S. Post , N. Madziva, T. Mazhude, M. Wazara. third row: V. Chitambira, N. Mkaronda, M. Timba, T. Chirewa, C. Gumbo, S. Li, N. Mukorombindo, D. Nachipo, T. Mawerera, L. Madangure. second row: T. Zireva, C. Chilowa, J. White, N. Khaminwa, B. Chihota (Head of Choir), T. Tande (Head of Choirs), L. Jellicoe, T. Mugova, T. Mazarire. Front row: E. Magumise, S. Tapera, T. Masenda, N. Taranhike, N. Moyo.

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2013 was another successful year for the Ethnomusicology Department. The highlight of our year was the annual Eisteddfod. Our Senior Marimba ensemble attained Honours with 93% for a melodic, upbeat piece entitled ‘Tondera’. The song began with a catchy introduction by the bass and baritone, and by the end of it there wasn’t a still foot in the audience. Batsirai Masekesa’s charisma and musicality weren’t only felt in his strong leadership as Vice Captain, but were also apparent in his solo performance that earned him an Honours. Thobile Mawerera and Tinotenda Chitambo, were awarded a First Plus and Honours respectively. At the end of the festival, our Marimba Band boasted the highest percentages in the Senior Ensemble category (which led to us winning the Percentage Cup), the Advanced Trio category (Chilowa Chilowa, Batsirai

Masekesa and Tafadzwa Mugova) and the Advanced Solo category (Tafadzwa Mugova). As the rest of the year unfolded, our passion for the Marimba continued to grow. We performed at many cultural evenings, concerts, corporate functions and weddings. Perhaps the most striking part of 2013’s Marimba journey was when we performed at the opening of a Special Needs class at the Hellenic Academy. Seeing the pure joy that our music brought to the faces of those children was a clarion reminder of why we do what we do; unity, hope, ubuntu. It is as if these age-old African virtues were captured between the notes and spaces of our music.

Tafadzwa Mugova Head of Ethnomusicology/Head of Music

Marimbas

Front row: C. Chilowa, T. Zireva, T. Mugova (Captain), B. Masekesa, M. Timba, T. Mawerera.

At the beginning of the year, the band set their sights higher than ever, with ambitious plans to travel to Scotland and compete in the World Championships. Now seriously motivated the tour slowly became a reality, and shaped the entire year. We began an intense practice regimen in the April holidays, beginning practice for the World’s but also working on the fund-raising show at Reps Theatre to be held on the 18th of May. The show was a huge success, raising much-needed funds for the band and giving the pipers and drummers an opportunity to show off their talents in a setting much removed from our previous performances.

member to do their part. Finally, on the 11th of August, we departed on the tour of a lifetime. Marching in the parade, doing workshops with some of the best in the world, seeing concerts with incredible players – it was amazing. Sadly, however, the day of the competition dawned cold and foggy, and we failed to qualify for the finals due to an unfortunate combination of terrible weather, nerves and a lack of experience with the Scottish system. There can be no doubt however, that our boys played their hearts out and did the College and their country proud despite an unfortunate result.

Second term saw the band shifting focus completely onto tour. All band members gave up their other sports and clubs, and practised almost non-stop. There can be little doubt that, by the end, many people must have become tired of our tour set, which was played at every opportunity, be it a rugby match or at the gate on Friday. Fortunately for us, the tutors realized that such a high level of work could not be sustained and so, as we moved closer to our goal and began to play better than ever before, we began to have more “chilled” practices, playing soccer and forging the band into a team that could rely on each

As examinations draw closer, the band will undoubtedly shift down a gear. Now is the chance for the Juniors to shine as the leaders take a back role. There are still a few fixtures worthy of mention – the combined schools and the Quaich Competition – but with the experience of tour behind us those will no doubt go without a hitch. All in all it has been a great year, and I am sure that it will always be one to remember.

Jonathan Whitaker Pipe Major

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Senior Pipe Band

Back row: P. Warhurst, D. Post, M. Murapa. Second row: T. Munyanyi, T. Mbizi, P. Chiketsani, D. Whitaker, S. Ross, G. Ellis, R. Scott-Riddell, T. Chikosi, S. Post, H. Duan. Front row: D. Kassim, C. Blignaut, N. Khaminwa (Drum Major), Mr. E. Mabodo (Drum Instructor), Mr. C. Trinci (Band Master), Mr. J. Kalonga (Pipe Instructor), J. Whitaker (Pipe Major), J. White, J. Foulkes.

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2013 was another successful year for the Ethnomusicology Department. The highlight of our year was the annual Eisteddfod. Our Senior Marimba ensemble attained Honours with 93% for a melodic, upbeat piece entitled ‘Tondera’. The song began with a catchy introduction by the bass and baritone, and by the end of it there wasn’t a still foot in the audience. Batsirai Masekesa’s charisma and musicality weren’t only felt in his strong leadership as Vice Captain, but were also apparent in his solo performance that earned him an Honours. Thobile Mawerera and Tinotenda Chitambo, were awarded a First Plus and Honours respectively. At the end of the festival, our Marimba Band boasted the highest percentages in the Senior Ensemble category (which led to us winning the Percentage Cup), the Advanced Trio category (Chilowa Chilowa, Batsirai

Masekesa and Tafadzwa Mugova) and the Advanced Solo category (Tafadzwa Mugova). As the rest of the year unfolded, our passion for the Marimba continued to grow. We performed at many cultural evenings, concerts, corporate functions and weddings. Perhaps the most striking part of 2013’s Marimba journey was when we performed at the opening of a Special Needs class at the Hellenic Academy. Seeing the pure joy that our music brought to the faces of those children was a clarion reminder of why we do what we do; unity, hope, ubuntu. It is as if these age-old African virtues were captured between the notes and spaces of our music.

Tafadzwa Mugova Head of Ethnomusicology/Head of Music

Marimbas

Front row: C. Chilowa, T. Zireva, T. Mugova (Captain), B. Masekesa, M. Timba, T. Mawerera.

At the beginning of the year, the band set their sights higher than ever, with ambitious plans to travel to Scotland and compete in the World Championships. Now seriously motivated the tour slowly became a reality, and shaped the entire year. We began an intense practice regimen in the April holidays, beginning practice for the World’s but also working on the fund-raising show at Reps Theatre to be held on the 18th of May. The show was a huge success, raising much-needed funds for the band and giving the pipers and drummers an opportunity to show off their talents in a setting much removed from our previous performances.

member to do their part. Finally, on the 11th of August, we departed on the tour of a lifetime. Marching in the parade, doing workshops with some of the best in the world, seeing concerts with incredible players – it was amazing. Sadly, however, the day of the competition dawned cold and foggy, and we failed to qualify for the finals due to an unfortunate combination of terrible weather, nerves and a lack of experience with the Scottish system. There can be no doubt however, that our boys played their hearts out and did the College and their country proud despite an unfortunate result.

Second term saw the band shifting focus completely onto tour. All band members gave up their other sports and clubs, and practised almost non-stop. There can be little doubt that, by the end, many people must have become tired of our tour set, which was played at every opportunity, be it a rugby match or at the gate on Friday. Fortunately for us, the tutors realized that such a high level of work could not be sustained and so, as we moved closer to our goal and began to play better than ever before, we began to have more “chilled” practices, playing soccer and forging the band into a team that could rely on each

As examinations draw closer, the band will undoubtedly shift down a gear. Now is the chance for the Juniors to shine as the leaders take a back role. There are still a few fixtures worthy of mention – the combined schools and the Quaich Competition – but with the experience of tour behind us those will no doubt go without a hitch. All in all it has been a great year, and I am sure that it will always be one to remember.

Jonathan Whitaker Pipe Major

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Senior Pipe Band

Back row: P. Warhurst, D. Post, M. Murapa. Second row: T. Munyanyi, T. Mbizi, P. Chiketsani, D. Whitaker, S. Ross, G. Ellis, R. Scott-Riddell, T. Chikosi, S. Post, H. Duan. Front row: D. Kassim, C. Blignaut, N. Khaminwa (Drum Major), Mr. E. Mabodo (Drum Instructor), Mr. C. Trinci (Band Master), Mr. J. Kalonga (Pipe Instructor), J. Whitaker (Pipe Major), J. White, J. Foulkes.

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Junior Pipe Band 2013

Back row: J. Rodrigues, S. Padayachee, S. Sheehan, T. Pieterse, N. Mkaronda, A. Blignaut, D. Declan, N. Chamba, R. Mabiza, M. Kambarami, K. Munaku

Front row: S. Brown, D. Pascoe, Mr. J. Kalonga (Pipe Instructor), Mr. C. Trinci (Band Master), Mr. E. Mabodo (Drum Instructor), Z. White, S. Jardine.

Sound Engineering Team

2013 has been a very low key year in terms of not managing to stage a major production for the College, which is disappointing. The club has continued to run, however, and the members have been faithful and keen to read through various scripts and enact them during club sessions as well as brainstorm ideas and concepts for a themed musical production ‘Heal the World’ in which we will highlight mankind’s journey from Pre-historic times to Doomsday Preppers!

does not give enough time for rehearsals to stage a play. The Senior students leave after half term to prepare for external examinations.

The plan to reignite Inter-House drama also fell by the wayside as the scheduled date was for the last week of the second term which was, of course, cut short because of National Elections taking place at the same time.

Nicholas Khaminwa was elected as Head of Drama for 2013 and we thank him for his contribution and support.

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Pipe Band report, 2013

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Having highlighted the problems, it must be noted that a lot of skills and confidence building is achieved in the club sessions throughout the year. They are to be commended for their loyalty and participation.

Mrs. A. Van der Merwe Teacher in Charge

The third term is always very pressurised on all fronts and

Performing Arts

Back row: : L. Madangure, N. Madziva, T. Magazi, R. Tsapayi, M. Mpisaunga, S. Post, K. Muleya, S. Malunga, T. Makamure, P. Simango , K. Muringi, N. Mkaronda.

Front row: T. Mugova, S. Malunga, C. Chilowa, D. Ndengu, N. Khaminwa (Head of Drama), Mrs. A. van der Merwe (Teacher in Charge), Back row: M. Lad, P. Patel Front row: Y. Bega, M. Al-Khalil, S. Post, B. Bichard.

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B. Chihota, T. Tande, T. Mazarire, P. Nyirenda. Absent: T. Zireva

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Junior Pipe Band 2013

Back row: J. Rodrigues, S. Padayachee, S. Sheehan, T. Pieterse, N. Mkaronda, A. Blignaut, D. Declan, N. Chamba, R. Mabiza, M. Kambarami, K. Munaku

Front row: S. Brown, D. Pascoe, Mr. J. Kalonga (Pipe Instructor), Mr. C. Trinci (Band Master), Mr. E. Mabodo (Drum Instructor), Z. White, S. Jardine.

Sound Engineering Team

2013 has been a very low key year in terms of not managing to stage a major production for the College, which is disappointing. The club has continued to run, however, and the members have been faithful and keen to read through various scripts and enact them during club sessions as well as brainstorm ideas and concepts for a themed musical production ‘Heal the World’ in which we will highlight mankind’s journey from Pre-historic times to Doomsday Preppers!

does not give enough time for rehearsals to stage a play. The Senior students leave after half term to prepare for external examinations.

The plan to reignite Inter-House drama also fell by the wayside as the scheduled date was for the last week of the second term which was, of course, cut short because of National Elections taking place at the same time.

Nicholas Khaminwa was elected as Head of Drama for 2013 and we thank him for his contribution and support.

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Pipe Band report, 2013

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Having highlighted the problems, it must be noted that a lot of skills and confidence building is achieved in the club sessions throughout the year. They are to be commended for their loyalty and participation.

Mrs. A. Van der Merwe Teacher in Charge

The third term is always very pressurised on all fronts and

Performing Arts

Back row: : L. Madangure, N. Madziva, T. Magazi, R. Tsapayi, M. Mpisaunga, S. Post, K. Muleya, S. Malunga, T. Makamure, P. Simango , K. Muringi, N. Mkaronda.

Front row: T. Mugova, S. Malunga, C. Chilowa, D. Ndengu, N. Khaminwa (Head of Drama), Mrs. A. van der Merwe (Teacher in Charge), Back row: M. Lad, P. Patel Front row: Y. Bega, M. Al-Khalil, S. Post, B. Bichard.

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Captain

Quiz Team

Tafadzwa Mugova, a public speaking legend at the College, went on to win the Harare Schools semi-finals in September and thereafter was runner-up in the Harare Schools Finals. For this achievement, and for his outstanding contribution to public speaking at St John’s College over the years, Tafadzwa was awarded his full public speaking colours in October.

Public Speaking

This year’s winner of the Parker Trophy for Best Open Speaker (Seniors) was deputy headboy Tafadzwa Mugova, who spoke movingly on “The Three Rules”. Runner up in this category was Michael Sylvester. Winner of the Quentin Tannock Cup for Best Intermediate Speaker (Forms 3 and 4) was Tino Majero whose “Thinking Inside The Box” speech was thought-provoking and highly amusing. Runner up in this category was Shao Li. Winner of the Claude Mellor Best Junior Speaker (Forms 1 and 2) was Douglas Dorward with a heartfelt speech on “My Passions”. Runner up in this category was Byron Rusch.

Quiz Club

A few words come to mind when I think of the Quiz community in general and the encounters we have had this year: Lively, Interesting, Enlightening, Inspiring and Entertaining. I am proud to have been the Captain of the Club, which continues to grow and has become one of the most vibrant and successful Clubs at the College. I encourage others who are eager to expand their general knowledge to do as I did and join as a Junior and then grow with the Club. Our Junior team this year consisted of a bunch of bright boys whose enthusiasm and competitive spirit was so potent that it rubbed off even onto some of the Seniors. It became increasingly difficult to choose a team for Inter-Schools’ Competitions as they were all very capable. The Captain of this junior team was Rory Tsapayi, whose intellect is notable and who lead his team to great success, attaining first place in many competitions. The Senior team consisted of people with whom I shared much banter and enjoyment. I will always treasure the bus rides to Quiz competitions with Zawadi Mayeka, Tafadzwa Mugova, Storm Allen and Vice-captain, Jonathan Whitaker. I must say, we formed a formidable unit that soon became renowned in the Quiz circles, and this team, too, excelled by always coming

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D. Dorward, Mrs. P. Sylvester (Teacher in Charge), T. Mugova, T. Majero.

in the top six. Overall, we had an outstanding year, participating in 11 Quizzes, winning 3 and being placed in the top three nine times. I have great faith in the potential leaders for next year and hope that the Club will continue to prosper. Special thanks go to the teachers in charge, Mrs Wilde and Mrs Van der Merwe for their support and encouragement. They were orchestrators, administrators and pillars of the club and ensured that it operated successfully. Our thanks go to Mr Mayer Rick, of Ballantyne Spar, who, once again, sponsored the annual Ballantyne Spar/St John’s College Inter-schools’ Quiz at the start of the third term. This is a highlight of the Quiz calendar and proved its popularity with the participation of 17 schools from in and around Harare. The extremely generous sponsorship provided by Mr Rick enabled there to be prize money for numerous teams, individuals and schools. The splendid tea, provided by Ballantyne Spar, was enjoyed by all. This year there was even a small gift for all the teachers who accompanied their teams. Ms Deena Laxman of Ballantyne Spar did a wonderful job assisting with the coordination of the event and we are most grateful for her input. They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing

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Congratulations to all the other finalists in this event: Mudiwa Bosha, Benjamin Fircks, Dev Trivedy, Andile Sithole, Rory Tsapayi, Mufaro Mbudzi, Abhishek Patel and Daanish Shah.

Mufaro Mbudzi

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The Annual St John’s Public Speaking competition held on Thursday 14 March 2013 was once again an evening of intelligent and amusing entertainment. The rain mercifully held off until the very end, so speakers could declaim from the stage uninterrupted on a variety of topics, from “Outrageous Aztecs” to “The College” and “Blood, Sweat and Tears”. Our Chief Adjudicator Mrs Jane Wilson, who graciously returned for a second year to offer her insight and advice to contestants, said she was impressed with the overall standard of speaking, in particular complimenting speakers on their “pitch, pace and pause”. We hope to take up her offer to hold an “Impromptu Speech” workshop next term, and would like to encourage more parental support at our Finals evenings. Public speaking remains a valuable skill, whatever the chosen career path of pupils, and gaining confidence and learning to communicate more clearly is always a bonus.

their capabilities!

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over and over and expecting a different outcome. Here’s my take...The definition of insanity is idly sitting on knowledge that you have, and refusing to embrace it. Thank you to everyone who used the Quiz Club as a platform to show and embrace

Back row: L. Mwamuka, N. Vere, T. Magazi, J. Masanganise, F. Zvinavashe, H. Duan, D. Pascoe, R. Tsapayi, C. Chirara, S. Malunga, M. Nyangari.

Front row: T. Mushonga, S. Allen, Z. Mayeka, Mrs. J. van der Merwe, J. Whitaker (Vice Captain), M. Mbudzi (Captain), Mrs. R. Wilde, T. Mugova, A. Patel, W. Adam.

Ram Newspaper The RAM Committee 2013 is compiled of intelligent and unique gentlemen, all with different ideas. When these ideas were put into a school newspaper, an enjoyable, factual and entertaining read was sent out to all forms. In any school newspaper, there is a series of events that must take place for a publication to be created. This was indeed our first task as a committee. Through the computing skills of Thobile Mawerera, we had our formula! Within the committee we decided that an eight-sided, A5 size magazine be handed out, three times a term. There were many difficulties associated with publishing a fullycoloured issue of the RAM, such as the time it took to print all six hundred copies. This was indeed an issue for us as a committee and when our publisher fell ill, we were unable to print for most of the second term. This was one of the problems we faced during the year. Towards the end of the second term, the team decided to

change from our A5 magazine back to the traditional ‘old school’ style RAM which comprised four A4 sides in black and white. With this we could still incorporate as sport, culture and entertainment into a single issue. This was a significant change in terms of the computing behind each issue, as templates had to be made in order to keep a professional structure. As the editor-in-chief, I had the pleasure of working with talented writers such as Byron Passaportis, Tichedei Mazhude and Michael Stavrou all of whom put a great deal of time into their articles. My co-editor, Panashe Bera, and I worked well together throughout the year and he remained thoroughly involved in decision making. The help given to us by Miss Bewhay was appreciated and her guidance irreplaceable. I feel honoured to have been part of the RAM Committee 2013.

Michael Sylvester Editor, RAM

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Captain

Quiz Team

Tafadzwa Mugova, a public speaking legend at the College, went on to win the Harare Schools semi-finals in September and thereafter was runner-up in the Harare Schools Finals. For this achievement, and for his outstanding contribution to public speaking at St John’s College over the years, Tafadzwa was awarded his full public speaking colours in October.

Public Speaking

This year’s winner of the Parker Trophy for Best Open Speaker (Seniors) was deputy headboy Tafadzwa Mugova, who spoke movingly on “The Three Rules”. Runner up in this category was Michael Sylvester. Winner of the Quentin Tannock Cup for Best Intermediate Speaker (Forms 3 and 4) was Tino Majero whose “Thinking Inside The Box” speech was thought-provoking and highly amusing. Runner up in this category was Shao Li. Winner of the Claude Mellor Best Junior Speaker (Forms 1 and 2) was Douglas Dorward with a heartfelt speech on “My Passions”. Runner up in this category was Byron Rusch.

Quiz Club

A few words come to mind when I think of the Quiz community in general and the encounters we have had this year: Lively, Interesting, Enlightening, Inspiring and Entertaining. I am proud to have been the Captain of the Club, which continues to grow and has become one of the most vibrant and successful Clubs at the College. I encourage others who are eager to expand their general knowledge to do as I did and join as a Junior and then grow with the Club. Our Junior team this year consisted of a bunch of bright boys whose enthusiasm and competitive spirit was so potent that it rubbed off even onto some of the Seniors. It became increasingly difficult to choose a team for Inter-Schools’ Competitions as they were all very capable. The Captain of this junior team was Rory Tsapayi, whose intellect is notable and who lead his team to great success, attaining first place in many competitions. The Senior team consisted of people with whom I shared much banter and enjoyment. I will always treasure the bus rides to Quiz competitions with Zawadi Mayeka, Tafadzwa Mugova, Storm Allen and Vice-captain, Jonathan Whitaker. I must say, we formed a formidable unit that soon became renowned in the Quiz circles, and this team, too, excelled by always coming

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D. Dorward, Mrs. P. Sylvester (Teacher in Charge), T. Mugova, T. Majero.

in the top six. Overall, we had an outstanding year, participating in 11 Quizzes, winning 3 and being placed in the top three nine times. I have great faith in the potential leaders for next year and hope that the Club will continue to prosper. Special thanks go to the teachers in charge, Mrs Wilde and Mrs Van der Merwe for their support and encouragement. They were orchestrators, administrators and pillars of the club and ensured that it operated successfully. Our thanks go to Mr Mayer Rick, of Ballantyne Spar, who, once again, sponsored the annual Ballantyne Spar/St John’s College Inter-schools’ Quiz at the start of the third term. This is a highlight of the Quiz calendar and proved its popularity with the participation of 17 schools from in and around Harare. The extremely generous sponsorship provided by Mr Rick enabled there to be prize money for numerous teams, individuals and schools. The splendid tea, provided by Ballantyne Spar, was enjoyed by all. This year there was even a small gift for all the teachers who accompanied their teams. Ms Deena Laxman of Ballantyne Spar did a wonderful job assisting with the coordination of the event and we are most grateful for her input. They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing

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Congratulations to all the other finalists in this event: Mudiwa Bosha, Benjamin Fircks, Dev Trivedy, Andile Sithole, Rory Tsapayi, Mufaro Mbudzi, Abhishek Patel and Daanish Shah.

Mufaro Mbudzi

St John’s Magazine 2013

The Annual St John’s Public Speaking competition held on Thursday 14 March 2013 was once again an evening of intelligent and amusing entertainment. The rain mercifully held off until the very end, so speakers could declaim from the stage uninterrupted on a variety of topics, from “Outrageous Aztecs” to “The College” and “Blood, Sweat and Tears”. Our Chief Adjudicator Mrs Jane Wilson, who graciously returned for a second year to offer her insight and advice to contestants, said she was impressed with the overall standard of speaking, in particular complimenting speakers on their “pitch, pace and pause”. We hope to take up her offer to hold an “Impromptu Speech” workshop next term, and would like to encourage more parental support at our Finals evenings. Public speaking remains a valuable skill, whatever the chosen career path of pupils, and gaining confidence and learning to communicate more clearly is always a bonus.

their capabilities!

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St John’s Magazine 2013

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Public Speaking

over and over and expecting a different outcome. Here’s my take...The definition of insanity is idly sitting on knowledge that you have, and refusing to embrace it. Thank you to everyone who used the Quiz Club as a platform to show and embrace

Back row: L. Mwamuka, N. Vere, T. Magazi, J. Masanganise, F. Zvinavashe, H. Duan, D. Pascoe, R. Tsapayi, C. Chirara, S. Malunga, M. Nyangari.

Front row: T. Mushonga, S. Allen, Z. Mayeka, Mrs. J. van der Merwe, J. Whitaker (Vice Captain), M. Mbudzi (Captain), Mrs. R. Wilde, T. Mugova, A. Patel, W. Adam.

Ram Newspaper The RAM Committee 2013 is compiled of intelligent and unique gentlemen, all with different ideas. When these ideas were put into a school newspaper, an enjoyable, factual and entertaining read was sent out to all forms. In any school newspaper, there is a series of events that must take place for a publication to be created. This was indeed our first task as a committee. Through the computing skills of Thobile Mawerera, we had our formula! Within the committee we decided that an eight-sided, A5 size magazine be handed out, three times a term. There were many difficulties associated with publishing a fullycoloured issue of the RAM, such as the time it took to print all six hundred copies. This was indeed an issue for us as a committee and when our publisher fell ill, we were unable to print for most of the second term. This was one of the problems we faced during the year. Towards the end of the second term, the team decided to

change from our A5 magazine back to the traditional ‘old school’ style RAM which comprised four A4 sides in black and white. With this we could still incorporate as sport, culture and entertainment into a single issue. This was a significant change in terms of the computing behind each issue, as templates had to be made in order to keep a professional structure. As the editor-in-chief, I had the pleasure of working with talented writers such as Byron Passaportis, Tichedei Mazhude and Michael Stavrou all of whom put a great deal of time into their articles. My co-editor, Panashe Bera, and I worked well together throughout the year and he remained thoroughly involved in decision making. The help given to us by Miss Bewhay was appreciated and her guidance irreplaceable. I feel honoured to have been part of the RAM Committee 2013.

Michael Sylvester Editor, RAM

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Science Club

Taekwondo

Arundel Science Fair

To Strengthen Minds & Bodies

At the Fair, we saw good examples of other schools’ science abilities: everything from a model turbo-charged motor to batteries made with tomatoes. In the end we triumphed in the competition, with both entries coming first in their respective categories and our boys mopping up prizes in the sciencethemed games. It was apparent that the boys from St John’s have real passion and interest in science outside school and this was clearly seen in their projects. Thank you Arundel for such a well organised fair and we look forward to returning in the years to come.

The training takes place regularly on a Wednesday afternoon from 3.30 to 5.00. We try to strengthen minds and bodies in an attempt to find the inner strength to overcome our limitations.

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other positions, and his constant help and support with the many difficult decisions I have faced. Tadiwa Parirenyetwa must also be thanked for his work as the treasurer and his faithful support for all decisions concerning the Society.

We have worked hard to complete our given tasks throughout the year, and it has been a pleasure to see the evolution of the members over the last twelve months.

Thank you to Mrs Reed for her input into the Society. Mr Hovelmeier has been newly appointed to the Society and has been paramount in the transition of the society.

Along the journey we have formed everlasting bonds with our fellow brothers, and memories which will last us a life time.

Finally to my fellow members of the St John’s College Toastmasters Society; thank you for the amazing year.

Special thanks must go to Thomas Chadwick for his tireless work and organisation even under the intense demands of his

Justin Swan

St John’s Magazine 2013

This year I have had the great honour of leading the Toastmasters society. The society has continued to thrive over the past year and has been an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved.

Toastmasters

Back Row: G. Stangroom, R. Stewart, M. Stavrou, Z. Wazir, A. Syed, K. Mungwariri, M. Maminimini. Front row: T. Mazhude, B. Passaportis, P. Bera (Sub Editor), Ms. C. Bewhay (Teacher in Charge), M. Sylvester (Editor), T. Mawerera, J. Perlman.

In the second term this year, St John’s College was invited to Arundel School’s inaugural Science and Sustainability Fair, an event that aims to inspire young scientists to produce innovative solutions to some of Africa’s problems. With only a few days’ notice, we nevertheless managed to formulate one entry in the automotive category (Jonathan Whitaker - “I’ve Got the Power!”) and one in the wild-card category (Cameron Hume and Mark Blake - “Budweiser the Boat”).

Toastmasters

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Back Row: T. Matthews, T. Kasukuwere, H. Joscelyne, D. De Jong, H. Joscelyne, B. Vickery, M. Ribeiro, D. Shah, R. Gona. Front row: B. Zwart, T. Cochrane, J. Murray, Mr. N. Hovelmeier (Teacher in Charge), J. Swan (President), Mrs. R. Reed (Teacher in Charge), T. Chadwick (Secretary), T. Parirenyatwa (Treasurer), C. Sinclair, C. Chilowa.

One student says: To me Taekwondo represents many different things. I don’t see it as a way of learning to hurt people but to protect others and yourself. It teaches self-discipline, selfcontrol and you gain not just physical strength but mental strength as well. Another opinion: In the last year we can feel how Taekwondo has taken a “positive toll” on our bodies and lives. It has improved us both physically and mentally. The discipline side is paving a way to a life of success.

Mrs. M. SØndergaard

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Science Club

Taekwondo

Arundel Science Fair

To Strengthen Minds & Bodies

At the Fair, we saw good examples of other schools’ science abilities: everything from a model turbo-charged motor to batteries made with tomatoes. In the end we triumphed in the competition, with both entries coming first in their respective categories and our boys mopping up prizes in the sciencethemed games. It was apparent that the boys from St John’s have real passion and interest in science outside school and this was clearly seen in their projects. Thank you Arundel for such a well organised fair and we look forward to returning in the years to come.

The training takes place regularly on a Wednesday afternoon from 3.30 to 5.00. We try to strengthen minds and bodies in an attempt to find the inner strength to overcome our limitations.

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other positions, and his constant help and support with the many difficult decisions I have faced. Tadiwa Parirenyetwa must also be thanked for his work as the treasurer and his faithful support for all decisions concerning the Society.

We have worked hard to complete our given tasks throughout the year, and it has been a pleasure to see the evolution of the members over the last twelve months.

Thank you to Mrs Reed for her input into the Society. Mr Hovelmeier has been newly appointed to the Society and has been paramount in the transition of the society.

Along the journey we have formed everlasting bonds with our fellow brothers, and memories which will last us a life time.

Finally to my fellow members of the St John’s College Toastmasters Society; thank you for the amazing year.

Special thanks must go to Thomas Chadwick for his tireless work and organisation even under the intense demands of his

Justin Swan

St John’s Magazine 2013

This year I have had the great honour of leading the Toastmasters society. The society has continued to thrive over the past year and has been an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved.

Toastmasters

Back Row: G. Stangroom, R. Stewart, M. Stavrou, Z. Wazir, A. Syed, K. Mungwariri, M. Maminimini. Front row: T. Mazhude, B. Passaportis, P. Bera (Sub Editor), Ms. C. Bewhay (Teacher in Charge), M. Sylvester (Editor), T. Mawerera, J. Perlman.

In the second term this year, St John’s College was invited to Arundel School’s inaugural Science and Sustainability Fair, an event that aims to inspire young scientists to produce innovative solutions to some of Africa’s problems. With only a few days’ notice, we nevertheless managed to formulate one entry in the automotive category (Jonathan Whitaker - “I’ve Got the Power!”) and one in the wild-card category (Cameron Hume and Mark Blake - “Budweiser the Boat”).

Toastmasters

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Back Row: T. Matthews, T. Kasukuwere, H. Joscelyne, D. De Jong, H. Joscelyne, B. Vickery, M. Ribeiro, D. Shah, R. Gona. Front row: B. Zwart, T. Cochrane, J. Murray, Mr. N. Hovelmeier (Teacher in Charge), J. Swan (President), Mrs. R. Reed (Teacher in Charge), T. Chadwick (Secretary), T. Parirenyatwa (Treasurer), C. Sinclair, C. Chilowa.

One student says: To me Taekwondo represents many different things. I don’t see it as a way of learning to hurt people but to protect others and yourself. It teaches self-discipline, selfcontrol and you gain not just physical strength but mental strength as well. Another opinion: In the last year we can feel how Taekwondo has taken a “positive toll” on our bodies and lives. It has improved us both physically and mentally. The discipline side is paving a way to a life of success.

Mrs. M. SØndergaard

Jonathan Whitaker

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This year our Athletic season began with the annual Inter House Cross Country competition. This took place over the first four weeks of school. During the first three weeks of the term the Juniors ran their House Trials on the Mondays and the Seniors on the Tuesdays with the last week being the Inter-House finals. This was different from the Trials, because the best ten runners from each house (Juniors form 1 & 2; Middles, form 3 & 4 and Seniors, Lower and Upper 6), were chosen to run. Only the first six from each House would count for house points, which was dependant on the position that they finished in their various races.

The results may not show a good start to the Athletics year, but the boys running Cross Country placed well individually. Well done to all the boys who ran and we look forward to some better results in the years to follow.

On the Final Day: U15 S. Nindi from Nyanga House won the juniors in a time of 8 min 25sec. U16 M. Hart from Chimanimani House won the middles in a time of 11 min 55sec. U19 T. Kwaramba from Vumba House won the seniors in a time of 11 min 42 sec.

After the Inter-House event, we took part in what was a short but a well worthwhile Cross Country season.

House Standings:

We competed in two Cross Country Invitational meets, the first being Lomagundi Invitational at which St John’s College finished 3rd out of seven schools. The second event was the

4th place Matopos House with a total of 68 Points. 3rd place Vumba House with a total of 78 Points. 2nd place Chimanimani House with a total of 104 Points. 1st place Nyanga House with a total of 121 Points.

CROSS COUNTRY BOYS ACHIEVEMENTS 2013 Name Age Group C Butler E Van Rooyen J Hammond T Mushonga S Nindi S Mckinnon M Eeson D Annandale R Williams T Fundira L Butler M Hart T Rusere M Balfour D Williams S Bellini TS Mushonga M Nyabereka J Harrison T Mbudzi B Passoportis T Mazhude K Burger S Coles N Mbiba M Wright C Brittlebank

110

LC Cross Country

P.E Cross Country

Junior 21 Junior 65 Junior 42 Junior Junior 8 Junior 54 Junior 9 Junior 12 Junior 32 Middle 32 Middle 60 Middle Middle 21 Middle 37 Middle 33 Middle 22 Middle Middle 12 Middle 35 Senior 69 Senior 45 Senior 82 Senior Senior 34 Senior 30 Senior 41 Senior 43

29 31 46 22 47 19 20 33 27 34 18 29 4 8 16 10 90 88 60 52 41 50 65

Sports Reports St John’s Magazine 2013

Prince Edward Invitational at which we finished 7th out of eleven schools.

Sports Reports

Cross Country

A. Nyamuda, T. Makamure.

St John’s Magazine 2013

Cross Country & Athletics

Front Row: C. Butler, B. Evans, A Rwodzi, D. Ndoro, A. Chikanda, D. Annandale, M. Balfour, I. Kloppers, R. Williams, H. James, M. Nyabereka.

sports reports

Back Row: S. Tapera, M. Chitsinde, P. Lindsay, P. Wamala, E. Moyo, N. Ndlovu, M. Mazambani, K. Setoboli, Z. Mayeka, B. Passaportis, M. Seremani, E. Snyman, Z. Anderson, B. Naude, K. Hopper. Third Row: T. Fundira, S. Bellini-Martin, B. Evans, G. Divaris, B. Vickery, R. Gona, T. Kwaramba, M. Mbudzi, P. Bera, M. Stavrou, L. Ncube, N. Mbiba, F. Lioga, T. Mazhude. Second Row: B. Hlatshwayo, K. Muleya, G. King, B. Zwart, T. Chadwick (Vice Captain), Mr. N. Milner (Teacher in Charge), S. Coles (Captain), K. Burger, C. Sinclair, A. Van Rensburg, T. Mushonga,

Sports Reports

Sports Reports

Athletics Team

111


This year our Athletic season began with the annual Inter House Cross Country competition. This took place over the first four weeks of school. During the first three weeks of the term the Juniors ran their House Trials on the Mondays and the Seniors on the Tuesdays with the last week being the Inter-House finals. This was different from the Trials, because the best ten runners from each house (Juniors form 1 & 2; Middles, form 3 & 4 and Seniors, Lower and Upper 6), were chosen to run. Only the first six from each House would count for house points, which was dependant on the position that they finished in their various races.

The results may not show a good start to the Athletics year, but the boys running Cross Country placed well individually. Well done to all the boys who ran and we look forward to some better results in the years to follow.

On the Final Day: U15 S. Nindi from Nyanga House won the juniors in a time of 8 min 25sec. U16 M. Hart from Chimanimani House won the middles in a time of 11 min 55sec. U19 T. Kwaramba from Vumba House won the seniors in a time of 11 min 42 sec.

After the Inter-House event, we took part in what was a short but a well worthwhile Cross Country season.

House Standings:

We competed in two Cross Country Invitational meets, the first being Lomagundi Invitational at which St John’s College finished 3rd out of seven schools. The second event was the

4th place Matopos House with a total of 68 Points. 3rd place Vumba House with a total of 78 Points. 2nd place Chimanimani House with a total of 104 Points. 1st place Nyanga House with a total of 121 Points.

CROSS COUNTRY BOYS ACHIEVEMENTS 2013 Name Age Group C Butler E Van Rooyen J Hammond T Mushonga S Nindi S Mckinnon M Eeson D Annandale R Williams T Fundira L Butler M Hart T Rusere M Balfour D Williams S Bellini TS Mushonga M Nyabereka J Harrison T Mbudzi B Passoportis T Mazhude K Burger S Coles N Mbiba M Wright C Brittlebank

110

LC Cross Country

P.E Cross Country

Junior 21 Junior 65 Junior 42 Junior Junior 8 Junior 54 Junior 9 Junior 12 Junior 32 Middle 32 Middle 60 Middle Middle 21 Middle 37 Middle 33 Middle 22 Middle Middle 12 Middle 35 Senior 69 Senior 45 Senior 82 Senior Senior 34 Senior 30 Senior 41 Senior 43

29 31 46 22 47 19 20 33 27 34 18 29 4 8 16 10 90 88 60 52 41 50 65

Sports Reports St John’s Magazine 2013

Prince Edward Invitational at which we finished 7th out of eleven schools.

Sports Reports

Cross Country

A. Nyamuda, T. Makamure.

St John’s Magazine 2013

Cross Country & Athletics

Front Row: C. Butler, B. Evans, A Rwodzi, D. Ndoro, A. Chikanda, D. Annandale, M. Balfour, I. Kloppers, R. Williams, H. James, M. Nyabereka.

sports reports

Back Row: S. Tapera, M. Chitsinde, P. Lindsay, P. Wamala, E. Moyo, N. Ndlovu, M. Mazambani, K. Setoboli, Z. Mayeka, B. Passaportis, M. Seremani, E. Snyman, Z. Anderson, B. Naude, K. Hopper. Third Row: T. Fundira, S. Bellini-Martin, B. Evans, G. Divaris, B. Vickery, R. Gona, T. Kwaramba, M. Mbudzi, P. Bera, M. Stavrou, L. Ncube, N. Mbiba, F. Lioga, T. Mazhude. Second Row: B. Hlatshwayo, K. Muleya, G. King, B. Zwart, T. Chadwick (Vice Captain), Mr. N. Milner (Teacher in Charge), S. Coles (Captain), K. Burger, C. Sinclair, A. Van Rensburg, T. Mushonga,

Sports Reports

Sports Reports

Athletics Team

111


On the 9th & 10th March we were set to have our Annual Inter-House Athletics at the College with all the weather signs looking good, and a perfect weekend of Athletics over Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of March our Inter-house began. With the Houses completing a very competitive first day on the Friday we arrived at school early on Saturday to a heavy downpour of rain accompanied by a bit of lightning. Day two was postponed. On Friday 15th March we completed the second half of the programme with seven new Inter-house records being set over the course of the two days. In the last Inter-Schools meeting we hosted the first ever Athletics Invitational at St John’s College, and again finished 3rd behind Peterhouse 2nd and St. George’s College, who won the event by two points. There were many outstanding performances throughout our athletics season too many to

Thomas Chadwick U20 Javelin.

S Tapera

U16

K Singano

U16

Gary at the St. George’s meeting broke the record and won the event with a new distance of 55.05m.

M Hart

U16

Kevin Muleya U16 Shot Put and Discus.

!!

!! Age Group !!

Thomas at the St. George’s meeting broke the record with a new distance of 50.80m.

Gary King U18 Javelin.

He won the Shot Put with a record of 13.85m and in Discus has thrown a record distance of 46.05m.

Name

Mako Moyo U15 Shot Put and Discus.

!N Jena

His Discus was outstanding with a record and personal best of 40.85m and in Shot Put a record throw of 13.31m.

Hadley James U14 High Jump. Hadley broke the old St. George’s College record, jumping a height of 1.54m. Finally I would like thank all the staff who came out to coach and boys who came out to train hard this year. All the athletes that remain in the team for next year must keep training and stay fit.

Event Shot Discus 100m 200m 100m Hurdles 100m 200m 400m Javelin !! Event !!

! !

!

P.E Sprints

!

PH Relays 14.28m 42.57m

11.6sec

!!

39.34m !!

23.30sec 55.22sec 39.36m !!

P.E Sprints !!

PH Relays !!

St Georges !!

U17

100m

M Mushauri

U17

400m

T Mushonga

U17

800m

B Evans !!

Javelin !!

!!

Name !!

U17 !! Age Group !!

Event !!

P.E Sprints !!

E Moyo

U18

100m 200m

N Ndlovu

Master In Charge Athletics

U18

M Seremani

U18

200m 110m Hurdles Long Jump 110m Hurdles

G King

U18

Javelin

E Snyman

U18

Discus

M Mazambani !!

Shot Put !!

!!

Name

U18 !! Age Group

Event

P.E Sprints

S Coles N Mbiba

U20 U20

100m 400m

10.97sec

B Murray

U20

54.62sec

Sports Reports

!

Inter-house 12.53m 40.62m 11.21sec 23.39sec 17.5sec 11.6sec 23.70sec 57.01sec 34.72m !!

24.04sec 56.44sec

Inter-house !!

SJC Invitation !!

11.35sec

11.05sec

55.68sec

55.72sec

!!

2.15.34sec

!!

50.65m !!

50.16m !!

PH Relays !!

St Georges !!

Inter-house !!

SJC Invitation !!

11.8sec

11.35sec

11.22sec 23.28sec

55.54sec

57.61sec

24.0sec

23.45sec

6.17m

19.20sec 5.65m

6m

18.25sec 55.05m

58.27m

49.98m

35.46m

38.10m

38.59m

!!

12.96m !!

12.60m !!

12.86m !!

PH Relays

St Georges

Inter-house

SJC Invitation

11.0sec 51.73sec

10.9sec 53.41sec

10.8sec 52.59sec

22.5sec

11.22sec 22.73sec

22.6sec

16.2sec

15.28sec 54.66m

11.82m

R Gona

U20

100m 200m 110m Hurdles

T Chadwick

U20

Javelin

54.50m

50.80m

52.47m

M Stavrou

U20

Triple Jump

12.00m

12.41m

11.82m

22.31sec

!

SJC Invitation 13.73m 46.05m 11.15sec

49.45m !!

400m

Mr N. Milner

!

St Georges 13.85m 38.55m 11.6sec

Relays

Name K Muleya

Sean Coles U20 100m.

!

St John’s Magazine 2013

Sports Reports

Our third athletics meet on a great sunny Saturday the 2nd of March was the St. George’s Invitational, which is and has always been a well-organized event. We finished 3rd Overall, with Peterhouse in second and St. George’s winning.

Sean has consistently throughout the season, equalled school record times.

Age ! Group U16

Relays

Peterhouse relays on Saturday the 23rd of February came next, at which we finished 3rd whilst breaking a couple of the Peterhouse Relays records with outstanding performances from our U16 field event athletes. St. George’s finished in second place, Peterhouse winning the event.

!

Relays

St John’s Magazine 2013

After Half Term we competed in four Inter-Schools athletics events. The first event of our season was the Prince Edward Sprints, where our team finished in 3rd place. Age groups on show were the U15, U17 and U20.

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mention individually but I would like to take the opportunity to mention:

Relays

Athletics

Athletics Senior Boys Achievements 2013

Relays

Sports Reports

Sports Reports

Cross Country & Athletics

! ! 112

!

113


On the 9th & 10th March we were set to have our Annual Inter-House Athletics at the College with all the weather signs looking good, and a perfect weekend of Athletics over Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of March our Inter-house began. With the Houses completing a very competitive first day on the Friday we arrived at school early on Saturday to a heavy downpour of rain accompanied by a bit of lightning. Day two was postponed. On Friday 15th March we completed the second half of the programme with seven new Inter-house records being set over the course of the two days. In the last Inter-Schools meeting we hosted the first ever Athletics Invitational at St John’s College, and again finished 3rd behind Peterhouse 2nd and St. George’s College, who won the event by two points. There were many outstanding performances throughout our athletics season too many to

Thomas Chadwick U20 Javelin.

S Tapera

U16

K Singano

U16

Gary at the St. George’s meeting broke the record and won the event with a new distance of 55.05m.

M Hart

U16

Kevin Muleya U16 Shot Put and Discus.

!!

!! Age Group !!

Thomas at the St. George’s meeting broke the record with a new distance of 50.80m.

Gary King U18 Javelin.

He won the Shot Put with a record of 13.85m and in Discus has thrown a record distance of 46.05m.

Name

Mako Moyo U15 Shot Put and Discus.

!N Jena

His Discus was outstanding with a record and personal best of 40.85m and in Shot Put a record throw of 13.31m.

Hadley James U14 High Jump. Hadley broke the old St. George’s College record, jumping a height of 1.54m. Finally I would like thank all the staff who came out to coach and boys who came out to train hard this year. All the athletes that remain in the team for next year must keep training and stay fit.

Event Shot Discus 100m 200m 100m Hurdles 100m 200m 400m Javelin !! Event !!

! !

!

P.E Sprints

!

PH Relays 14.28m 42.57m

11.6sec

!!

39.34m !!

23.30sec 55.22sec 39.36m !!

P.E Sprints !!

PH Relays !!

St Georges !!

U17

100m

M Mushauri

U17

400m

T Mushonga

U17

800m

B Evans !!

Javelin !!

!!

Name !!

U17 !! Age Group !!

Event !!

P.E Sprints !!

E Moyo

U18

100m 200m

N Ndlovu

Master In Charge Athletics

U18

M Seremani

U18

200m 110m Hurdles Long Jump 110m Hurdles

G King

U18

Javelin

E Snyman

U18

Discus

M Mazambani !!

Shot Put !!

!!

Name

U18 !! Age Group

Event

P.E Sprints

S Coles N Mbiba

U20 U20

100m 400m

10.97sec

B Murray

U20

54.62sec

Sports Reports

!

Inter-house 12.53m 40.62m 11.21sec 23.39sec 17.5sec 11.6sec 23.70sec 57.01sec 34.72m !!

24.04sec 56.44sec

Inter-house !!

SJC Invitation !!

11.35sec

11.05sec

55.68sec

55.72sec

!!

2.15.34sec

!!

50.65m !!

50.16m !!

PH Relays !!

St Georges !!

Inter-house !!

SJC Invitation !!

11.8sec

11.35sec

11.22sec 23.28sec

55.54sec

57.61sec

24.0sec

23.45sec

6.17m

19.20sec 5.65m

6m

18.25sec 55.05m

58.27m

49.98m

35.46m

38.10m

38.59m

!!

12.96m !!

12.60m !!

12.86m !!

PH Relays

St Georges

Inter-house

SJC Invitation

11.0sec 51.73sec

10.9sec 53.41sec

10.8sec 52.59sec

22.5sec

11.22sec 22.73sec

22.6sec

16.2sec

15.28sec 54.66m

11.82m

R Gona

U20

100m 200m 110m Hurdles

T Chadwick

U20

Javelin

54.50m

50.80m

52.47m

M Stavrou

U20

Triple Jump

12.00m

12.41m

11.82m

22.31sec

!

SJC Invitation 13.73m 46.05m 11.15sec

49.45m !!

400m

Mr N. Milner

!

St Georges 13.85m 38.55m 11.6sec

Relays

Name K Muleya

Sean Coles U20 100m.

!

St John’s Magazine 2013

Sports Reports

Our third athletics meet on a great sunny Saturday the 2nd of March was the St. George’s Invitational, which is and has always been a well-organized event. We finished 3rd Overall, with Peterhouse in second and St. George’s winning.

Sean has consistently throughout the season, equalled school record times.

Age ! Group U16

Relays

Peterhouse relays on Saturday the 23rd of February came next, at which we finished 3rd whilst breaking a couple of the Peterhouse Relays records with outstanding performances from our U16 field event athletes. St. George’s finished in second place, Peterhouse winning the event.

!

Relays

St John’s Magazine 2013

After Half Term we competed in four Inter-Schools athletics events. The first event of our season was the Prince Edward Sprints, where our team finished in 3rd place. Age groups on show were the U15, U17 and U20.

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mention individually but I would like to take the opportunity to mention:

Relays

Athletics

Athletics Senior Boys Achievements 2013

Relays

Sports Reports

Sports Reports

Cross Country & Athletics

! ! 112

!

113


1

!

!

! ! ! The Wolf- Daimpre Challenge Trophy for U17 100m

!

Name

House

Nigel Jena

Matopos

Sean Coles

Chimanimani

Brandyn Murray

Matopos

2

Medix Trophy U20 100m

3

The Sri- Chandana cup for U20 200m

4

The Jordan Cup for U16 400m

Matthew Hart

Chimanimani

5

The Jordan Cup for U17 400m

Midiwa Mushauri

Matopos

6

The Jordan Cup for U18 400m

Elisha Moyo

Matopos

7

The Jordan Cup for U20 400m

Ngobani Mbiba

Chimanimani

8

The Jordan Cup for U17 800m

Tanatswa Mushonga

Nyanga

9

The Jordan Cup for U18 800m

Tichadei Mazhude

Nyanga

10

The Jordan Cup for U20 800m

Sean Coles

Chimanimani

11

The Medix Trophy for U17 1500m

Drew Williams

Nyanga

12

The Jordan Trophy for U18 1500m

Tichadei Mazhude

Nyanga

13

The Jordan Trophy for U20 1500m

Sean Coles

Chimanimani

14

The Jordan Trophy for Long Distance

Cameron Butler & Matt Hart

Chimanimani

15

The Johnston Trophy for U17 Discus

Bradley Evans

Chimanimani

16

The Sarissa Cup for U20 Javelin

Thomas Chadwick

Vumba

17

The Mark Richards Trophy for U16 Short Hurdles

Kundai Singano

Vumba

18

The Mammous Shield for U18 110m Hurdles

Mandlenkosi Seremani

Chimanimani

19

The Mammous Shield for U20 110m Hurdles

Ngobani Mbiba

Chimanimani

20

Best Aggregate U14

Tristan Evans

Chimanimani

Runner Up

Hadley James

Matopos

Best Aggregate U15

Shingai Nindi

Nyanga

Runner Up

Austin Rwodzi

Matopos

Best Aggregate U16

Matthew Hart

Chimanimani

Kundai Singano

Vumba

Mudiwa Mushauri

Matopos

Runner Up

Bradley Evans

Chimanimani

Best Aggregate U18

Nigel Ndlovu

Matopos

Mandlenkosi Seremani

Chimanimani

Sean Coles

Chimanimani

Thomas Chadwick

Vumba

21 22

Runner Up 23

Best Aggregate U17

24

Runner Up 25

Best Aggregate U20 Runner Up

26

The McPhee Trophy for U20 4X 100m

Matopos

27

The Martin Cup for Inter-house Relays

Matopos

FS! !

!! !

The Honey Shield for Inter-House Athletics

! !

!

1st 908 Pts.

2nd 844 Pts9!

3rd 822 Pts.

4th 721 Pts.

Chimanimani

Matopos

Nyanga

Vumba

! !

! !! !

! !

It has been a great season for a talented team comprised 24 players. The team showed pride, resilience and determination in every practice session and match played through the year. This has led to 100% victory in the regular season with one more game to play against bitter rivals St. George’s College. The boys have displayed composure particularly against tougher opponents and have seen their confidence grow in each game. Next year is filled with potential as tournaments have groomed the junior players Form 4s who are now more confident and gaining experience.

Results 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

SJC SJC SJC SJC SJC SJC SJC SJC

Injuries

There have been a few knocks here and there which is part of sport but nothing serious.

Conclusion

Adequate preparation will be required for the coming year prior to the coming season to ensure and allow athletes’ fitness. Implementation of the Long Term Developmental Programme should be monitored. A refresher course should be held so that the school basketball system and style is maintained at the best level possible.

E. Banda : : : : : : : :

Prince Edward Won [ twice] Gateway Won Eaglesvale Won [twice] Peterhouse Won St Georges Won St John’s High School Won Watershed Won H.I.S Won

Offense The guards are naturals, their offensive Basketball instincts are on point hence the ability to score over 50 points in every game played even against renowned defensive teams. Our biggest let down has been our post as they possess the height and strength but tend to be complacent on a regular basis and need constant reminding to execute. The good news is that we retain the majority of the post so we hope they will show maturity in 2014.

Coach

Sports Reports

throughout the season.

St John’s Magazine 2013

!

1st Team

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Sports Reports

St John’s Magazine 2013

Sports Reports

Sports Reports

Basketball

Inter-House Trophy Winners

!

Defense The boys mastered the different defensive set ups which the coaches instilled in them, making them a terror to our opponents offense. The biggest let down has been the ability to clean up our boards and limit the offense to one chance but the reluctance to rebound has allowed our opponents to score more than they deserve. Kwaramba has been outstanding in defence.

Individual Performance S. Mapeka’s leadership has proved valuable to the Juniors. S. Mapeka, B. Moyo, R. Gona and T. Kwaramba have been phenomenal. T. Mutizwa and F. Lioga were the most improved and have been a force to reckon with. P. Bera and T. Chikoto have to rise up to the occasion this coming year as they will assume more senior roles. T. Parirenyatwa has been inspirational and has lead from the front. T. Gowera, M. Nyabereka, T. Mapurisa, M. Mushauri and J. Nyabadza being the youngest in the team have shown a good work ethic and a desire to learn the game. They will be the pillar of the team in a couple of years.

Administration Management Mr. Mukotsanjera has ensured every resource was made available. His efforts are appreciated. The parents have given us great support and also supplied us with water and Energade

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1

!

!

! ! ! The Wolf- Daimpre Challenge Trophy for U17 100m

!

Name

House

Nigel Jena

Matopos

Sean Coles

Chimanimani

Brandyn Murray

Matopos

2

Medix Trophy U20 100m

3

The Sri- Chandana cup for U20 200m

4

The Jordan Cup for U16 400m

Matthew Hart

Chimanimani

5

The Jordan Cup for U17 400m

Midiwa Mushauri

Matopos

6

The Jordan Cup for U18 400m

Elisha Moyo

Matopos

7

The Jordan Cup for U20 400m

Ngobani Mbiba

Chimanimani

8

The Jordan Cup for U17 800m

Tanatswa Mushonga

Nyanga

9

The Jordan Cup for U18 800m

Tichadei Mazhude

Nyanga

10

The Jordan Cup for U20 800m

Sean Coles

Chimanimani

11

The Medix Trophy for U17 1500m

Drew Williams

Nyanga

12

The Jordan Trophy for U18 1500m

Tichadei Mazhude

Nyanga

13

The Jordan Trophy for U20 1500m

Sean Coles

Chimanimani

14

The Jordan Trophy for Long Distance

Cameron Butler & Matt Hart

Chimanimani

15

The Johnston Trophy for U17 Discus

Bradley Evans

Chimanimani

16

The Sarissa Cup for U20 Javelin

Thomas Chadwick

Vumba

17

The Mark Richards Trophy for U16 Short Hurdles

Kundai Singano

Vumba

18

The Mammous Shield for U18 110m Hurdles

Mandlenkosi Seremani

Chimanimani

19

The Mammous Shield for U20 110m Hurdles

Ngobani Mbiba

Chimanimani

20

Best Aggregate U14

Tristan Evans

Chimanimani

Runner Up

Hadley James

Matopos

Best Aggregate U15

Shingai Nindi

Nyanga

Runner Up

Austin Rwodzi

Matopos

Best Aggregate U16

Matthew Hart

Chimanimani

Kundai Singano

Vumba

Mudiwa Mushauri

Matopos

Runner Up

Bradley Evans

Chimanimani

Best Aggregate U18

Nigel Ndlovu

Matopos

Mandlenkosi Seremani

Chimanimani

Sean Coles

Chimanimani

Thomas Chadwick

Vumba

21 22

Runner Up 23

Best Aggregate U17

24

Runner Up 25

Best Aggregate U20 Runner Up

26

The McPhee Trophy for U20 4X 100m

Matopos

27

The Martin Cup for Inter-house Relays

Matopos

FS! !

!! !

The Honey Shield for Inter-House Athletics

! !

!

1st 908 Pts.

2nd 844 Pts9!

3rd 822 Pts.

4th 721 Pts.

Chimanimani

Matopos

Nyanga

Vumba

! !

! !! !

! !

It has been a great season for a talented team comprised 24 players. The team showed pride, resilience and determination in every practice session and match played through the year. This has led to 100% victory in the regular season with one more game to play against bitter rivals St. George’s College. The boys have displayed composure particularly against tougher opponents and have seen their confidence grow in each game. Next year is filled with potential as tournaments have groomed the junior players Form 4s who are now more confident and gaining experience.

Results 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

SJC SJC SJC SJC SJC SJC SJC SJC

Injuries

There have been a few knocks here and there which is part of sport but nothing serious.

Conclusion

Adequate preparation will be required for the coming year prior to the coming season to ensure and allow athletes’ fitness. Implementation of the Long Term Developmental Programme should be monitored. A refresher course should be held so that the school basketball system and style is maintained at the best level possible.

E. Banda : : : : : : : :

Prince Edward Won [ twice] Gateway Won Eaglesvale Won [twice] Peterhouse Won St Georges Won St John’s High School Won Watershed Won H.I.S Won

Offense The guards are naturals, their offensive Basketball instincts are on point hence the ability to score over 50 points in every game played even against renowned defensive teams. Our biggest let down has been our post as they possess the height and strength but tend to be complacent on a regular basis and need constant reminding to execute. The good news is that we retain the majority of the post so we hope they will show maturity in 2014.

Coach

Sports Reports

throughout the season.

St John’s Magazine 2013

!

1st Team

S'(."T?#&$.%B"#2,)%U/''."$%

Sports Reports

St John’s Magazine 2013

Sports Reports

Sports Reports

Basketball

Inter-House Trophy Winners

!

Defense The boys mastered the different defensive set ups which the coaches instilled in them, making them a terror to our opponents offense. The biggest let down has been the ability to clean up our boards and limit the offense to one chance but the reluctance to rebound has allowed our opponents to score more than they deserve. Kwaramba has been outstanding in defence.

Individual Performance S. Mapeka’s leadership has proved valuable to the Juniors. S. Mapeka, B. Moyo, R. Gona and T. Kwaramba have been phenomenal. T. Mutizwa and F. Lioga were the most improved and have been a force to reckon with. P. Bera and T. Chikoto have to rise up to the occasion this coming year as they will assume more senior roles. T. Parirenyatwa has been inspirational and has lead from the front. T. Gowera, M. Nyabereka, T. Mapurisa, M. Mushauri and J. Nyabadza being the youngest in the team have shown a good work ethic and a desire to learn the game. They will be the pillar of the team in a couple of years.

Administration Management Mr. Mukotsanjera has ensured every resource was made available. His efforts are appreciated. The parents have given us great support and also supplied us with water and Energade

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The two teams are to be commended for their effort and for playing with confidence and enthusiasm.

This year was a good year of Basketball at the post U16 age group. The second team has been a haven for the U17 & U18 age groups (Form 4 & Lower 6) since it allows those who cannot make the cut for 1st team an opportunity to continue working on the game and staying competitive. The merging of the 2nd team and 1st team practice sessions has allowed the boys to train at the top level with the best of the College athletes. This has facilitated growth in some of the boys’ skill sets. There was great effort and enthusiasm at the practice sessions and games.

It was an absolute pleasure to coach such a talented and enthusiastic bunch of young men. We have had yet another successful unbeaten season in the Harare Schools Basketball League which culminated in winning the highly competitive St. George’s College U16 Invitational Tournament on 26 October, 2013.

To start the year 2nd team practised separately from the 1st team, however, combining the two as the year went by was better for developmental purposes. It has expedited growth rates in skills development, increased competitive edge and produced quality athletes within a second string team into the first. Special mentions go to Nyabadza, Chitambo, Nyabereka, Wilson, Mbizi for their enthusiasm and great work ethic. Many thanks go to the senior players for monitoring the development squad players.

The Year did not start on a good note as we played very few matches in the 1st term. The teams, however, trained very well and we were able to spend some time in developing basic skills.

The boys proved to be a strong match for most of the teams that they played against. The most closely contested game was the home fixture against our rivals, St. George’s College. We won the fixture by one point and thoroughly beat them in the reverse fixture away. With such a successful season, the pressure was on us to win the St. George’s tournament and the boys did not disappoint. We qualified with ease and won a place in the quarter finals where we played Prince Edward and beat them 25 – 19. We met Falcon in the Semi-finals and narrowly beat them by three points. The stage was set for yet another Rams /Dragon battle in the final. Saints had a superior average height on the court and they were five points ahead in the first half. Our boys had to dig deep in the second half and played a half court press which forced a couple of turn overs and we took our chances and went ahead in the second half. The final went all the way to the wire and the boys won it by one point. Kevin Muleya’s rebounding skills were sorely missed in the tournament as he was still recovering from surgery. Mufaro Mpisaunga’s sheer strength and running with the ball helped to carry the team forward. The speed, agility and shooting skills of Mitchell Enderby and Peter Davies saved the game in the finals. They scored most of our points during the season between the two of them. Harley Matarutse and Joshua Homela stepped in

Our thanks go to Coach Eric and Coach T for a comprehensive training schedule which they ran in the 1st term, and through this we have seen an improvement in fundamental skills. We have also seen the individual and team defence improving over the course of this past year. It has been difficult to single out outstanding individuals in these teams as everyone made a huge contribution to their positive dynamic. Lastly we wish to thank our very enthusiastic parents who gave immense support in many different ways throughout the season.

A team: M. Kambarami G. Mawuwa D. Ndoro G. Vlahakis

T. Magombo T. Mhaka T. Nyabadza Z. White

L. Mavima M. Moyo A. Rwodzi (Capt.)

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The first term proved to be a topsy-turvy affair for this keen, fresh-faced group of boys. Plucked from the mud of the yearopening Form 1 camp and thrust like deer into the headlights straight into the fray after a single practice, the enthusiastic young boys were entrusted with representing the Rams in their first game against none-other than St Georges. The character of the players was immediate and the team lost by a single basket. This could have been a different affair had there been time for the boys to have a shooting practice! The stop start season continued and the team lost narrowly in trying circumstances at Eaglesvale. But these boys are no quitters, so when the third and final game of the season arrived, the boys produced an excellent display of disciplined defence and flowing offense to beat Harare International School convincingly. What a difference three games had made!

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Mr. L. Rademeyer and I have no doubt that the future of Basketball at the College looks bright with these fine young men playing for the First Team for the next three years. I wish the boys all the best and look forward to watching them play for the First Team next year.

Mr. L Rademeyer and Mr. A. Sakala

U16A’s

Coach

U14

K. Muleya, M. Mpisaunga, P. Davies, M. Enderby, M. Wazara, H. Matarutse, J. Gurney, J. Homera, and N. Taranhike

2nd Team

T. Chitsinde

as worthy cover under the hoop. I would like to say well done for their absolute determination and the fighting spirit they showed especially when we were down in the final.

U16A:

Back row: F. Lioga, S. Mushauri, T. Chikoto, P. Bera, T. Mapurisa, M. Timba, R. Mberi. Front row: P. Machekera, T. Mutizwa, B. Moyo, S. Mapeka (Vice Captain), Mr. W. Mukotsanjera (Teacher in Charge), T. Parirenyatwa (Captain),

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Bring on the third term and the second act of this drama has revealed a smaller group of leaner, meaner, more dedicated boys who had grown in stature, understanding of basketball and better appreciation of the way the school operates. Absorbing technical information as if they were sponges, the boys were quick and clinical in executing new ploys and game strategies and the keen competition for places ensured a high standard at both practices and matches. Ably led by the starting five, D. Pike (captain), S. Gumbo, W. Munda, M. Timba and P. Mwamuka, the second term started well and both the A and B teams beat Eaglesvale convincingly in the first game. The A team followed this by over-running St John’s High School in the second game. The boys then travelled to Watershed and stepped straight off the bus to learn another sporting lesson, never to underestimate the opposition. Both the A and the B teams had to dig deeply and come back from seemingly hopeless positions, which they did and each won narrowly in the end, which is a tribute to their mental toughness and self-belief.

Irrespective of the results of the remaining games of the third term, these talented boys have shown that they have both the skill and the temperament to represent the school for many years. Thanks are due to Mr. Benias Gumbo for his help with coaching.

Mr. J. Davies Teacher in Charge

B team: T. Chimbwanda F. Chinamo M. Kanyangarara R. Magwera B. Masekesa N. Mazhande T. Mazorodze T. Motsi A. Nyawayi D. Post

A. Chivayo (Capt.) T. Makande B. Mazivanhanga T. Mpofu

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B. Masekesa, T. Kwaramba, R. Gona.

The two teams are to be commended for their effort and for playing with confidence and enthusiasm.

This year was a good year of Basketball at the post U16 age group. The second team has been a haven for the U17 & U18 age groups (Form 4 & Lower 6) since it allows those who cannot make the cut for 1st team an opportunity to continue working on the game and staying competitive. The merging of the 2nd team and 1st team practice sessions has allowed the boys to train at the top level with the best of the College athletes. This has facilitated growth in some of the boys’ skill sets. There was great effort and enthusiasm at the practice sessions and games.

It was an absolute pleasure to coach such a talented and enthusiastic bunch of young men. We have had yet another successful unbeaten season in the Harare Schools Basketball League which culminated in winning the highly competitive St. George’s College U16 Invitational Tournament on 26 October, 2013.

To start the year 2nd team practised separately from the 1st team, however, combining the two as the year went by was better for developmental purposes. It has expedited growth rates in skills development, increased competitive edge and produced quality athletes within a second string team into the first. Special mentions go to Nyabadza, Chitambo, Nyabereka, Wilson, Mbizi for their enthusiasm and great work ethic. Many thanks go to the senior players for monitoring the development squad players.

The Year did not start on a good note as we played very few matches in the 1st term. The teams, however, trained very well and we were able to spend some time in developing basic skills.

The boys proved to be a strong match for most of the teams that they played against. The most closely contested game was the home fixture against our rivals, St. George’s College. We won the fixture by one point and thoroughly beat them in the reverse fixture away. With such a successful season, the pressure was on us to win the St. George’s tournament and the boys did not disappoint. We qualified with ease and won a place in the quarter finals where we played Prince Edward and beat them 25 – 19. We met Falcon in the Semi-finals and narrowly beat them by three points. The stage was set for yet another Rams /Dragon battle in the final. Saints had a superior average height on the court and they were five points ahead in the first half. Our boys had to dig deep in the second half and played a half court press which forced a couple of turn overs and we took our chances and went ahead in the second half. The final went all the way to the wire and the boys won it by one point. Kevin Muleya’s rebounding skills were sorely missed in the tournament as he was still recovering from surgery. Mufaro Mpisaunga’s sheer strength and running with the ball helped to carry the team forward. The speed, agility and shooting skills of Mitchell Enderby and Peter Davies saved the game in the finals. They scored most of our points during the season between the two of them. Harley Matarutse and Joshua Homela stepped in

Our thanks go to Coach Eric and Coach T for a comprehensive training schedule which they ran in the 1st term, and through this we have seen an improvement in fundamental skills. We have also seen the individual and team defence improving over the course of this past year. It has been difficult to single out outstanding individuals in these teams as everyone made a huge contribution to their positive dynamic. Lastly we wish to thank our very enthusiastic parents who gave immense support in many different ways throughout the season.

A team: M. Kambarami G. Mawuwa D. Ndoro G. Vlahakis

T. Magombo T. Mhaka T. Nyabadza Z. White

L. Mavima M. Moyo A. Rwodzi (Capt.)

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The first term proved to be a topsy-turvy affair for this keen, fresh-faced group of boys. Plucked from the mud of the yearopening Form 1 camp and thrust like deer into the headlights straight into the fray after a single practice, the enthusiastic young boys were entrusted with representing the Rams in their first game against none-other than St Georges. The character of the players was immediate and the team lost by a single basket. This could have been a different affair had there been time for the boys to have a shooting practice! The stop start season continued and the team lost narrowly in trying circumstances at Eaglesvale. But these boys are no quitters, so when the third and final game of the season arrived, the boys produced an excellent display of disciplined defence and flowing offense to beat Harare International School convincingly. What a difference three games had made!

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Mr. L. Rademeyer and I have no doubt that the future of Basketball at the College looks bright with these fine young men playing for the First Team for the next three years. I wish the boys all the best and look forward to watching them play for the First Team next year.

Mr. L Rademeyer and Mr. A. Sakala

U16A’s

Coach

U14

K. Muleya, M. Mpisaunga, P. Davies, M. Enderby, M. Wazara, H. Matarutse, J. Gurney, J. Homera, and N. Taranhike

2nd Team

T. Chitsinde

as worthy cover under the hoop. I would like to say well done for their absolute determination and the fighting spirit they showed especially when we were down in the final.

U16A:

Back row: F. Lioga, S. Mushauri, T. Chikoto, P. Bera, T. Mapurisa, M. Timba, R. Mberi. Front row: P. Machekera, T. Mutizwa, B. Moyo, S. Mapeka (Vice Captain), Mr. W. Mukotsanjera (Teacher in Charge), T. Parirenyatwa (Captain),

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Bring on the third term and the second act of this drama has revealed a smaller group of leaner, meaner, more dedicated boys who had grown in stature, understanding of basketball and better appreciation of the way the school operates. Absorbing technical information as if they were sponges, the boys were quick and clinical in executing new ploys and game strategies and the keen competition for places ensured a high standard at both practices and matches. Ably led by the starting five, D. Pike (captain), S. Gumbo, W. Munda, M. Timba and P. Mwamuka, the second term started well and both the A and B teams beat Eaglesvale convincingly in the first game. The A team followed this by over-running St John’s High School in the second game. The boys then travelled to Watershed and stepped straight off the bus to learn another sporting lesson, never to underestimate the opposition. Both the A and the B teams had to dig deeply and come back from seemingly hopeless positions, which they did and each won narrowly in the end, which is a tribute to their mental toughness and self-belief.

Irrespective of the results of the remaining games of the third term, these talented boys have shown that they have both the skill and the temperament to represent the school for many years. Thanks are due to Mr. Benias Gumbo for his help with coaching.

Mr. J. Davies Teacher in Charge

B team: T. Chimbwanda F. Chinamo M. Kanyangarara R. Magwera B. Masekesa N. Mazhande T. Mazorodze T. Motsi A. Nyawayi D. Post

A. Chivayo (Capt.) T. Makande B. Mazivanhanga T. Mpofu

K. Muyedzwa, D. Anderson, E. Banda, T. Chitsinde Coaches

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St John’s 1st team Cricket began the year well, with three boys who had been regular players the year before. A young team was brought together and captained by Jason Murray. In the 1st term, the team played 5 games, winning 4 out of the 5. The last game of the domestic season was against St George’s, in a 2 day game, which was affected by rain and ended in a draw. The team had good victories against Prince Edward by 6 wickets, Churchill by 7 wickets, Lomagundi by an innings and

77 runs, and Peterhouse by 5 wickets. A few boys stood out for the team: • Shane Snater vs Prince Edward – 7wickets for 17 runs • Douglas Smith ( his first game for 1st team) vs Churchill 5 wickets for 24 runs • Gary King vs Lomagundi 5 wickets for 7 runs • Kyle Hopper vs Peterhouse 5 wickets for 59 runs in 23 overs • Richard Lock vs Peterhouse 113 not out off 149 balls.

Back row: N. Welsh, B. Du Preez, B. Evans, T. Kirby, K. Hopper, D. Smith, E. Byrom. Front row: S. Snater, G. King, Mr. L. Grandhomme (Coach), J. Murray (Captain), Mr. R. Nel (Master in Charge), S. Du Preez (Vice Captain), E. Snyman.

We started training on 19th August for the St George’s T20 and holiday cricket, with our first match against St George’s on the 23rd. In our first game we set a total of 248/8, with Jason Murray top of the scoring with 45 off 26 balls. St George’s in reply were bowled out for 199, with Brad Evans and Shane Snater both taking 3 wickets. St Andrew’s from Grahamstown arrived for the St George’s T20, and we managed to play them in a 2 day game on the 26th and 27th of August. We batted first and set a total of 325/7 in our

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With the start of school we had the following fixtures ahead of us: Falcon College at Falcon, Prince Edward, Michaelhouse, Churchill and Peterhouse. We beat Falcon by 8 wickets, Shane Snater taking 4 wickets and Nick Welch scoring 58 off 70 balls and Edward Byrom scoring 69 not out. In our next game against Prince Edward, we bowled very well

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80 overs. Gary King was top scoring with a great 125 not out off 165 balls. Jason Murray and Kyle Hopper contributed with the bat as well, Jason scoring 69 and Kyle 48. St Andrew’s replied with 219/8 declared, done in contrast to the run of the game to allow for a possible result. With a few overs left in the day we went about setting a total for St Andrew’s to chase down, or hopefully allow us to bowl them out before they reached their target. Jason Murray knocked the bowlers around the park and took us to a total of 131/1 in 25 overs. Jason made 80 off 63 balls. This left St Andrew’s with 238 to win in 40 overs. A run rate just fewer than 6 an over. We managed to take only 3 wickets, which resulted in the game ending in a draw. St Andrew’s are ranked 9th in South Africa.

Our third game was against a touring side from South Africa, Michaelhouse, who were ranked 8th in South Africa and 2nd in Natal. Michaelhouse batted first setting a total of 236/ 8. In reply St John’s did not bat well, losing wickets at regular intervals. We fell short by 56 runs, 180/10.

Our second last game against Churchill at home was great for any coach to watch. The boys played well, stuck to their plan and did not let Churchill have any room to breathe. We bowled them out for 87 runs, with Eli Snyman taking 4 wickets for 13 runs in 6 overs. The two opening batsmen, Richard lock and

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Richard Lock scored 66 off 69 balls against Kingswood, and Nick Welch scored 90 off 87 balls against St Benedict’s, with Jason Murray scoring 66 off 57 balls.

at first, Brad Evans claiming 5 wickets for 41 runs and Shane Snater taking up 4 wickets for 18 in 8 overs, restricting Prince Edward to 180/10. In reply St John’s batted very well building partnerships and reaching the total 4 wickets down. Gary King scored 57 not out of 100 balls, giving us a six wicket victory.

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Cricket

After the St George’s T20 we played the other two South African schools, Kingswood and St Benedict’s. We lost to Kingswood, but managed to beat St Benedict’s by 6 wickets.

Back row: A. Ciampi, R. Harley, W. Bell, N. Mahomed, T. Munyanyi. Front row: M. Rossi, D. Cruger, K. Burger, Mr. S. Chikanda (Teacher in Charge), P. Lindsay, J. Perlman (Captain), B. Naude. Nick Welch, finishing the game in style, beating Churchill by 10 wickets in the 13th over.

batted very well and beat Peterhouse by 8 wickets, Gary King scoring 53 off 31 balls.

Our final game of the year was against Peterhouse at home and after a close finish in the first term, where we won in the last over of the day, we knew that this was going to be a tough game. Peterhouse won the toss and elected to bat first. Brad Evans and Gary King opened the bowling and did not give them any room; at 2/2 Peterhouse had understood that St John’s was here for the win. After our opponent’s poor beginning, I thought we would be able to bowl them out for under 100 runs, but credit must be given to their last two batsmen who played sound cricket and took them to a total of 140/10. Kyle Hopper picked up 4 wickets for 15 runs in 6 overs, to finish with figures of 9/74/29 against Peterhouse. In reply St John’s

This means that in the domestic season, St John’s College 1st team Cricket was unbeaten for the year, a great achievement they were extremely well led throughout the year by their captain Jason Murray. In conclusion I would like to thank Mr. de Grandhomme for all his hard work with the 1st team Cricket this year. His time and effort with the boys has paid off and he has been an inspiration.

Mr R. Nel Sports Administrator

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St John’s 1st team Cricket began the year well, with three boys who had been regular players the year before. A young team was brought together and captained by Jason Murray. In the 1st term, the team played 5 games, winning 4 out of the 5. The last game of the domestic season was against St George’s, in a 2 day game, which was affected by rain and ended in a draw. The team had good victories against Prince Edward by 6 wickets, Churchill by 7 wickets, Lomagundi by an innings and

77 runs, and Peterhouse by 5 wickets. A few boys stood out for the team: • Shane Snater vs Prince Edward – 7wickets for 17 runs • Douglas Smith ( his first game for 1st team) vs Churchill 5 wickets for 24 runs • Gary King vs Lomagundi 5 wickets for 7 runs • Kyle Hopper vs Peterhouse 5 wickets for 59 runs in 23 overs • Richard Lock vs Peterhouse 113 not out off 149 balls.

Back row: N. Welsh, B. Du Preez, B. Evans, T. Kirby, K. Hopper, D. Smith, E. Byrom. Front row: S. Snater, G. King, Mr. L. Grandhomme (Coach), J. Murray (Captain), Mr. R. Nel (Master in Charge), S. Du Preez (Vice Captain), E. Snyman.

We started training on 19th August for the St George’s T20 and holiday cricket, with our first match against St George’s on the 23rd. In our first game we set a total of 248/8, with Jason Murray top of the scoring with 45 off 26 balls. St George’s in reply were bowled out for 199, with Brad Evans and Shane Snater both taking 3 wickets. St Andrew’s from Grahamstown arrived for the St George’s T20, and we managed to play them in a 2 day game on the 26th and 27th of August. We batted first and set a total of 325/7 in our

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With the start of school we had the following fixtures ahead of us: Falcon College at Falcon, Prince Edward, Michaelhouse, Churchill and Peterhouse. We beat Falcon by 8 wickets, Shane Snater taking 4 wickets and Nick Welch scoring 58 off 70 balls and Edward Byrom scoring 69 not out. In our next game against Prince Edward, we bowled very well

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80 overs. Gary King was top scoring with a great 125 not out off 165 balls. Jason Murray and Kyle Hopper contributed with the bat as well, Jason scoring 69 and Kyle 48. St Andrew’s replied with 219/8 declared, done in contrast to the run of the game to allow for a possible result. With a few overs left in the day we went about setting a total for St Andrew’s to chase down, or hopefully allow us to bowl them out before they reached their target. Jason Murray knocked the bowlers around the park and took us to a total of 131/1 in 25 overs. Jason made 80 off 63 balls. This left St Andrew’s with 238 to win in 40 overs. A run rate just fewer than 6 an over. We managed to take only 3 wickets, which resulted in the game ending in a draw. St Andrew’s are ranked 9th in South Africa.

Our third game was against a touring side from South Africa, Michaelhouse, who were ranked 8th in South Africa and 2nd in Natal. Michaelhouse batted first setting a total of 236/ 8. In reply St John’s did not bat well, losing wickets at regular intervals. We fell short by 56 runs, 180/10.

Our second last game against Churchill at home was great for any coach to watch. The boys played well, stuck to their plan and did not let Churchill have any room to breathe. We bowled them out for 87 runs, with Eli Snyman taking 4 wickets for 13 runs in 6 overs. The two opening batsmen, Richard lock and

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Richard Lock scored 66 off 69 balls against Kingswood, and Nick Welch scored 90 off 87 balls against St Benedict’s, with Jason Murray scoring 66 off 57 balls.

at first, Brad Evans claiming 5 wickets for 41 runs and Shane Snater taking up 4 wickets for 18 in 8 overs, restricting Prince Edward to 180/10. In reply St John’s batted very well building partnerships and reaching the total 4 wickets down. Gary King scored 57 not out of 100 balls, giving us a six wicket victory.

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After the St George’s T20 we played the other two South African schools, Kingswood and St Benedict’s. We lost to Kingswood, but managed to beat St Benedict’s by 6 wickets.

Back row: A. Ciampi, R. Harley, W. Bell, N. Mahomed, T. Munyanyi. Front row: M. Rossi, D. Cruger, K. Burger, Mr. S. Chikanda (Teacher in Charge), P. Lindsay, J. Perlman (Captain), B. Naude. Nick Welch, finishing the game in style, beating Churchill by 10 wickets in the 13th over.

batted very well and beat Peterhouse by 8 wickets, Gary King scoring 53 off 31 balls.

Our final game of the year was against Peterhouse at home and after a close finish in the first term, where we won in the last over of the day, we knew that this was going to be a tough game. Peterhouse won the toss and elected to bat first. Brad Evans and Gary King opened the bowling and did not give them any room; at 2/2 Peterhouse had understood that St John’s was here for the win. After our opponent’s poor beginning, I thought we would be able to bowl them out for under 100 runs, but credit must be given to their last two batsmen who played sound cricket and took them to a total of 140/10. Kyle Hopper picked up 4 wickets for 15 runs in 6 overs, to finish with figures of 9/74/29 against Peterhouse. In reply St John’s

This means that in the domestic season, St John’s College 1st team Cricket was unbeaten for the year, a great achievement they were extremely well led throughout the year by their captain Jason Murray. In conclusion I would like to thank Mr. de Grandhomme for all his hard work with the 1st team Cricket this year. His time and effort with the boys has paid off and he has been an inspiration.

Mr R. Nel Sports Administrator

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St John’s Ram Slam T20

This year the festival only had one South African team, Michaelhouse from Natal. We had a new local team this year, that had done very well in the St George’s T20, and did very well again in the Ram Slam T20, losing to St John’s in the semifinals. St John’s started the T20 off on Friday afternoon against Prince Edward School, we knew that winning this game would get us off to a great start; we not only won the game but collected a bonus point as well. On Saturday morning we had Falcon College first up, knowing that winning this game would get us through to the semi-finals on Sunday. We managed to beat them by 80 runs. This allowed us to relax a bit more for our game against Michaelhouse.

This meant that the College was through to the finals for the second year in a row, and we had a chance to defend our title. Michaelhouse beat St George’s in the second semi-final. The final was now between St John’s and Michaelhouse. After winning the toss we sent Michaelhouse into bat. Picking up wickets at regular intervals kept Michaelhouse under pressure, which allowed us to restrict them to 134/10. Chasing down a smaller total is not always easy in T20; you still need to get off to a good start, which once again we did with the 2 openers. Jason Murray hit some of the biggest sixes I have seen by a school boy. The platform was set for our middle order to win the game for us. We did stumble towards the end losing wickets, but managed to get home in the 17th over with 3 wickets in hand.

A game against Michaelhouse was still important, if we could win this game it would mean that we would finish top of pool A. Michaelhouse batted first and set a total of 146/9 in their 20 over’s. St John’s College reached that total in the 18th over with the loss of 5 wickets. This gave us our third win, and most importantly top of the pool. On Sunday morning we faced Hellenic in the first semi-final. After our loss to them at the St George’s T20, we had something to prove. Hellenic batted first, and got off to a great start. We managed to bring it back and restrict them to 151/7 in their 20 overs, a great effort as they looked like scoring over 200 at one stage. St John’s came into bat and the two openers got us off to the best start possible, 74 runs off 41 balls for the 1st wicket, setting up a good platform for the rest of our batsmen to finish off the game. We passed Hellenic’s total in the 16th over with the loss of 3 wickets, giving us a 7 wicket victory.

A special mention to Jason Murray, who led the team from the

St George’s T20 This year we again played in the St George’s T20 and the St John’s Ram Slam T20. The St George’s festival was from the 30th of August to the 1st of September. We were pooled with Churchill, Hellenic and St Andrew’s of Grahamstown.

Mrs A. Butchart presenting the winner’s trophy to Captain, Jason Murray

We did not get off to the best start on the Friday, losing both of our games against Hellenic and Churchill. This meant that on Saturday morning we had to beat St Andrew’s with a bonus point and a run rate better than Hellenic and St Andrew’s. With the way the day before had gone, anything was possible. We managed to beat St Andrew’s by 9 wickets, collect the bonus point, and finish with a better run rate than Hellenic and St Andrew’s We were now through by the skin of our teeth, and had been pooled with Peterhouse and Falcon in the second round. We played Peterhouse on Saturday afternoon, and totally dominated them, bowling them out for 63; we reached this total in the 4th over, with 1 wicket down. We needed to beat

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Ryan Murray also had a great festival as a form 3 boy behind the stumps, taking 12 catches and 2 stumpings.

It was a great Festival, and I would like to thank the cricket committee, headed up by Mr. Hayter for all their hard work and dedication towards St John’s cricket. The amount of work that goes on behind the scenes is much appreciated.

Mr R. Nel Sports Administrator

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front throughout the season and the T20 festival, finished with 14 sixes, and a strike rate of 167.

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• Best batsman – Nick Welch (form 3) 241 runs in the festival with a strike rate of 164, and 9 sixes • Best bowler – Kyle Hopper (form 4) 11 wickets in the festival with an economy rate of 6.3 per over for a leg spin bowler. • Best all-rounder – Gary King 9 wickets and 112 runs, with a strike rate of 113, and an economy rate of 5.8 per over.

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Cricket T20

St John’s won the Ram Slam, and won every game that they played as well. We also collected all three of the awards that were on hand:

Falcon on Sunday morning to make it through to the final. We were put into bat first against Falcon, and after a slow start managed to get ourselves to a decent total of 160/4 in our 20 overs. We had to be on top of our game to beat Falcon, and we were picking up wickets and taking catches at the correct time allowed us to beat Falcon and make it through to the final.

We were facing Peterhouse again in the final. Peterhouse batted first setting us a total of 156 to win on 20 overs. We did not go about the total in the correct way, and lost wickets at regular intervals, putting the middle order under pressure. It came down to the last ball, where we needed 6 of the last ball to win. We did not manage to hit the boundary, and ended up 4 runs short of the total, 151/7, losing by 4 runs. From what happened on Friday to making the final was a great result for me, it showed that the boys wanted to play, they had understood their mistakes, and were keen to prove to themselves that they could do it.

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This year the festival only had one South African team, Michaelhouse from Natal. We had a new local team this year, that had done very well in the St George’s T20, and did very well again in the Ram Slam T20, losing to St John’s in the semifinals. St John’s started the T20 off on Friday afternoon against Prince Edward School, we knew that winning this game would get us off to a great start; we not only won the game but collected a bonus point as well. On Saturday morning we had Falcon College first up, knowing that winning this game would get us through to the semi-finals on Sunday. We managed to beat them by 80 runs. This allowed us to relax a bit more for our game against Michaelhouse.

This meant that the College was through to the finals for the second year in a row, and we had a chance to defend our title. Michaelhouse beat St George’s in the second semi-final. The final was now between St John’s and Michaelhouse. After winning the toss we sent Michaelhouse into bat. Picking up wickets at regular intervals kept Michaelhouse under pressure, which allowed us to restrict them to 134/10. Chasing down a smaller total is not always easy in T20; you still need to get off to a good start, which once again we did with the 2 openers. Jason Murray hit some of the biggest sixes I have seen by a school boy. The platform was set for our middle order to win the game for us. We did stumble towards the end losing wickets, but managed to get home in the 17th over with 3 wickets in hand.

A game against Michaelhouse was still important, if we could win this game it would mean that we would finish top of pool A. Michaelhouse batted first and set a total of 146/9 in their 20 over’s. St John’s College reached that total in the 18th over with the loss of 5 wickets. This gave us our third win, and most importantly top of the pool. On Sunday morning we faced Hellenic in the first semi-final. After our loss to them at the St George’s T20, we had something to prove. Hellenic batted first, and got off to a great start. We managed to bring it back and restrict them to 151/7 in their 20 overs, a great effort as they looked like scoring over 200 at one stage. St John’s came into bat and the two openers got us off to the best start possible, 74 runs off 41 balls for the 1st wicket, setting up a good platform for the rest of our batsmen to finish off the game. We passed Hellenic’s total in the 16th over with the loss of 3 wickets, giving us a 7 wicket victory.

A special mention to Jason Murray, who led the team from the

St George’s T20 This year we again played in the St George’s T20 and the St John’s Ram Slam T20. The St George’s festival was from the 30th of August to the 1st of September. We were pooled with Churchill, Hellenic and St Andrew’s of Grahamstown.

Mrs A. Butchart presenting the winner’s trophy to Captain, Jason Murray

We did not get off to the best start on the Friday, losing both of our games against Hellenic and Churchill. This meant that on Saturday morning we had to beat St Andrew’s with a bonus point and a run rate better than Hellenic and St Andrew’s. With the way the day before had gone, anything was possible. We managed to beat St Andrew’s by 9 wickets, collect the bonus point, and finish with a better run rate than Hellenic and St Andrew’s We were now through by the skin of our teeth, and had been pooled with Peterhouse and Falcon in the second round. We played Peterhouse on Saturday afternoon, and totally dominated them, bowling them out for 63; we reached this total in the 4th over, with 1 wicket down. We needed to beat

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Ryan Murray also had a great festival as a form 3 boy behind the stumps, taking 12 catches and 2 stumpings.

It was a great Festival, and I would like to thank the cricket committee, headed up by Mr. Hayter for all their hard work and dedication towards St John’s cricket. The amount of work that goes on behind the scenes is much appreciated.

Mr R. Nel Sports Administrator

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front throughout the season and the T20 festival, finished with 14 sixes, and a strike rate of 167.

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• Best batsman – Nick Welch (form 3) 241 runs in the festival with a strike rate of 164, and 9 sixes • Best bowler – Kyle Hopper (form 4) 11 wickets in the festival with an economy rate of 6.3 per over for a leg spin bowler. • Best all-rounder – Gary King 9 wickets and 112 runs, with a strike rate of 113, and an economy rate of 5.8 per over.

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St John’s won the Ram Slam, and won every game that they played as well. We also collected all three of the awards that were on hand:

Falcon on Sunday morning to make it through to the final. We were put into bat first against Falcon, and after a slow start managed to get ourselves to a decent total of 160/4 in our 20 overs. We had to be on top of our game to beat Falcon, and we were picking up wickets and taking catches at the correct time allowed us to beat Falcon and make it through to the final.

We were facing Peterhouse again in the final. Peterhouse batted first setting us a total of 156 to win on 20 overs. We did not go about the total in the correct way, and lost wickets at regular intervals, putting the middle order under pressure. It came down to the last ball, where we needed 6 of the last ball to win. We did not manage to hit the boundary, and ended up 4 runs short of the total, 151/7, losing by 4 runs. From what happened on Friday to making the final was a great result for me, it showed that the boys wanted to play, they had understood their mistakes, and were keen to prove to themselves that they could do it.

Mr R. Nel Sports Administrator

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St John’s College under 14A players pictured bellow, thanking the umpires at the completion of match against Falcon College.

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U14 Cricket St John’s College triumphed over Peterhouse in the final by 69 runs, with Liam Brymer top scoring with a half century and supporting him was the captain Cameron Butler who scored a brisk 33 runs. We managed to defend a modest total of 138 runs with great bowling and fielding. In the group stages, St John’s College beat Churchill by 74 runs, with Cameron Butler leading the way by scoring 57 runs not out. In the second match of the group stages, we managed to win convincingly against a good Falcon side. After a slow

U15 Cricket The under 15s put up a good performance in the group stages, where they won against Churchill by three wickets. Churchill batted first managing a modest total of 126 runs. We then got their score with 7 wickets down, with Taun Harrison coming to the party scoring a patient match winning score of 43 runs not out. Against Falcon College, a brilliant bowling performance saw St John’s College restricting Falcon College to 93 for the loss of 7 wickets, with Taun Harrison bowling well to finish with figures of 2 wickets for 20 runs in 4 overs. St John’s College then chased the score with three wickets down, with Miles

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The under 16s started on a high note, winning comfortably by 105 runs against Churchill. Michael Balfour batted well to end up with 69 runs and he was ably supported by Ryan Murray who scored 41 runs. Against Falcon College our batting let us down. We batted first and posted a low total of 86 runs, which Falcon College chased and got with 6 wickets down, losing that encounter by 4 wickets. The defeat to Falcon College meant that we missed out on progressing to the final. We then restored some lost pride by winning against Peterhouse in the 3rd and 4th playoff. We managed to chase down a huge total of 166 which was set by Peterhouse. Nicholas Welch was in fine form with the bat scoring 88 runs not out, and Michael Balfour again was not far behind him with a score of 52 runs. We managed to win that match by a comprehensive 8 wickets. Cameron Butler and Michael Balfour were nominated best

UNDER 14 1. St John’s College 2. Peterhouse 3. Prince Edward 4. Falcon College 5. St George’s College 6. Churchill

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Sincere thanks, appreciation and commendation must go to Mr R. Nel and the Sports Department, for organising the T20 Cricket tournament. A huge thank you also goes to the parents of the under 14s, 15s and 16s, for providing teas and running the bar. The First Team Cricket players are thanked for umpiring.

Mr. Ted Perepeczko , George, Mr. Mwayenga and the rest of the ground staff, must be thanked for preparing the fields and wickets.

And lastly, thank you to all the players for providing the entertainment which comes along with 20/20 cricket matches.

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A successful Junior T20 tournament was held from the 25th to the 27th of October at St John’s College. Three age groups of Under 14s, Under 15s, and Under 16s were represented by six schools: Churchill, Falcon College, Peterhouse, Prince Edward,

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batsmen for their respective age groups.

We look forward to another improved and successful hosting of the Junior T20 Cricket Tournament next year.

Mr. D. Matendera Under 14 Cricket Coach

UNDER 15 1. Peterhouse 2. St John’s College 3. Churchill 4. Prince Edward 5. St George’s College 6. Falcon College

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1. St George’s College 2. Falcon College 3. St John’s College 4. Peterhouse 5. Churchill 6. Prince Edward

start to our batting innings, which saw us being three wickets down for 14 runs in the first five overs, we recovered well and ended up posting a competitive score of 164 runs in our allotted 20 overs. Cameron Butler once again played a gem of an innings top scoring with 88 runs not out, which saw him being selected the best batsman for the Under 14s. Credit goes to the whole team for showing great determination, concentration and willingness to do well in all three departments of fielding, batting and bowling. Cameron Butler playing a cover drive, and on the non-striker’s end is Liam Brymer wearing a number one shirt. Garnett scoring 36 runs, thus winning that match by 7 wickets. In the final we played against Peterhouse. We batted first and scored a respectable score of 139 runs with Damian White top scoring with a half century. Defending the score we started well getting their top order cheaply, but their middle order and lower order batted well to get to our score on the second last ball of the match, losing the match by 4 wickets. Credit goes to Mr Oldreive who in his last year at St John’s College worked tirelessly to make sure that the Under 15’s performed to the best of their ability. It was unfortunate that the Under 15s could not achieve the victory in the final, which would have been a lovely farewell for Mr Oldreive, nonetheless the boys performed well to get to the final considering how talented the Under 15s are in other schools.

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St John’s College under 14A players pictured bellow, thanking the umpires at the completion of match against Falcon College.

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U14 Cricket St John’s College triumphed over Peterhouse in the final by 69 runs, with Liam Brymer top scoring with a half century and supporting him was the captain Cameron Butler who scored a brisk 33 runs. We managed to defend a modest total of 138 runs with great bowling and fielding. In the group stages, St John’s College beat Churchill by 74 runs, with Cameron Butler leading the way by scoring 57 runs not out. In the second match of the group stages, we managed to win convincingly against a good Falcon side. After a slow

U15 Cricket The under 15s put up a good performance in the group stages, where they won against Churchill by three wickets. Churchill batted first managing a modest total of 126 runs. We then got their score with 7 wickets down, with Taun Harrison coming to the party scoring a patient match winning score of 43 runs not out. Against Falcon College, a brilliant bowling performance saw St John’s College restricting Falcon College to 93 for the loss of 7 wickets, with Taun Harrison bowling well to finish with figures of 2 wickets for 20 runs in 4 overs. St John’s College then chased the score with three wickets down, with Miles

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The under 16s started on a high note, winning comfortably by 105 runs against Churchill. Michael Balfour batted well to end up with 69 runs and he was ably supported by Ryan Murray who scored 41 runs. Against Falcon College our batting let us down. We batted first and posted a low total of 86 runs, which Falcon College chased and got with 6 wickets down, losing that encounter by 4 wickets. The defeat to Falcon College meant that we missed out on progressing to the final. We then restored some lost pride by winning against Peterhouse in the 3rd and 4th playoff. We managed to chase down a huge total of 166 which was set by Peterhouse. Nicholas Welch was in fine form with the bat scoring 88 runs not out, and Michael Balfour again was not far behind him with a score of 52 runs. We managed to win that match by a comprehensive 8 wickets. Cameron Butler and Michael Balfour were nominated best

UNDER 14 1. St John’s College 2. Peterhouse 3. Prince Edward 4. Falcon College 5. St George’s College 6. Churchill

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Sincere thanks, appreciation and commendation must go to Mr R. Nel and the Sports Department, for organising the T20 Cricket tournament. A huge thank you also goes to the parents of the under 14s, 15s and 16s, for providing teas and running the bar. The First Team Cricket players are thanked for umpiring.

Mr. Ted Perepeczko , George, Mr. Mwayenga and the rest of the ground staff, must be thanked for preparing the fields and wickets.

And lastly, thank you to all the players for providing the entertainment which comes along with 20/20 cricket matches.

St John’s Magazine 2013

A successful Junior T20 tournament was held from the 25th to the 27th of October at St John’s College. Three age groups of Under 14s, Under 15s, and Under 16s were represented by six schools: Churchill, Falcon College, Peterhouse, Prince Edward,

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batsmen for their respective age groups.

We look forward to another improved and successful hosting of the Junior T20 Cricket Tournament next year.

Mr. D. Matendera Under 14 Cricket Coach

UNDER 15 1. Peterhouse 2. St John’s College 3. Churchill 4. Prince Edward 5. St George’s College 6. Falcon College

UNDER 16

1. St George’s College 2. Falcon College 3. St John’s College 4. Peterhouse 5. Churchill 6. Prince Edward

start to our batting innings, which saw us being three wickets down for 14 runs in the first five overs, we recovered well and ended up posting a competitive score of 164 runs in our allotted 20 overs. Cameron Butler once again played a gem of an innings top scoring with 88 runs not out, which saw him being selected the best batsman for the Under 14s. Credit goes to the whole team for showing great determination, concentration and willingness to do well in all three departments of fielding, batting and bowling. Cameron Butler playing a cover drive, and on the non-striker’s end is Liam Brymer wearing a number one shirt. Garnett scoring 36 runs, thus winning that match by 7 wickets. In the final we played against Peterhouse. We batted first and scored a respectable score of 139 runs with Damian White top scoring with a half century. Defending the score we started well getting their top order cheaply, but their middle order and lower order batted well to get to our score on the second last ball of the match, losing the match by 4 wickets. Credit goes to Mr Oldreive who in his last year at St John’s College worked tirelessly to make sure that the Under 15’s performed to the best of their ability. It was unfortunate that the Under 15s could not achieve the victory in the final, which would have been a lovely farewell for Mr Oldreive, nonetheless the boys performed well to get to the final considering how talented the Under 15s are in other schools.

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This year’s under 14A Cricket team had an unbeaten season. In the first term only three matches were played and convincing results were achieved against Peterhouse, Lomagundi and Churchill Schools. Credit goes to Mr B Rademeyer for his work with the team during the first term of 2013. The third term Cricket season started on a bright note, with a convincing win over a competitive Falcon team. Ezra Van Rooyen was superb with the ball claiming four wickets, supported by the Captain Cameron Butler who picked up three wickets. We managed to bowl out Falcon for a low total of one hundred and fifty-six. Liam Brymer then scored a patient half century, and we managed to chase down the Falcon College score with six wickets down, winning that one by four wickets. Our next encounter was against Prince Edward. We won the toss and decided to bat first posting a total of 286, G. Dollar scoring a run a ball (fifty-eight runs) and he was supported ably by Ezra Van Rooyen and Hadley James, each scoring thirty-nine runs. We managed to restrict Prince Edward to two hundred and twenty-five runs, with Cameron Butler being the leading wicket taker, claiming three wickets for forty-eight. We won that encounter by sixty-one runs. We then contested a 20/20 match against St George’s, batting first. We scored 148 in our allotted 20 overs with Dollar leading the way again, scoring a fantastic half century. Cameron Butler also contributed significantly with 39 runs. We then defended our total by restricting St George’s to 124 for 9, with Ross Stewart and Robert Jameson bowling brilliantly and managing to claim two wickets each, winning that encounter by 24 runs. An excellent batting performance was displayed by St John’s U14A cricketers against Churchill. St John’s scored a mammoth total of 386 for 6 wickets, with R. Jameson top scoring with 95 runs not out, H. James contributed 70 runs and the ever reliable G. Dollar scored a third consecutive half century. Other notable batting contributions were produced by E. Van Rooyen 49 not out and L. Brymer 48. We then bowled out Churchill for a score of 121, with T. Chimuka being the pick of the bowlers claiming 3 wickets for 16 runs. A convincing 265 run win was achieved.

A win against Peterhouse insured we finished the season unbeaten in Zimbabwe. We bowled out Peterhouse cheaply for a score of 115 with Ross Stewart taking 4 wickets and he was ably supported by Ezra Van Rooyen who took three wickets. We then chased the Peterhouse score and managed to reach it with only three wickets down, winning the match by 7 wickets. Credit goes to the boys for this outstanding performance during their first year in high school. It’s not easy for teams to go unbeaten in a year. Discipline, team work, hard work and most of all FUN brought success to this year’s U14 A Cricketers. The boys always put the team first before individual performances. The emphasis of considering the team first produced positive results, hence a reflection of team effort. The boys were willing to learn and improve and had fun whilst playing good cricket. They showed humility in victory and were never complacent to any opposition. There is a saying which says “behind every successful man there is a woman”. With that in mind, I just want to thank all the mothers of the team members for their lovely eats and teas. To all parents we thank you for being the twelfth man of the team, your support down on the Cabbage Patch field was appreciated by the boys and you were part of this successful team. A BIG thank you goes to Trudy Stewart for being our scorer throughout the year, and also to the Dads who helped with scoring whenever they were available. We appreciate all their hard work put into every match we played. To Corinne Butler, the captain’s mum, thank you for co-ordinating the parents for teas and organising the Junior T20 kit for our boys.

RESULTS vs. CHURCHILL vs. PETERHOUSE vs. LOMAGUNDI COLLEGE vs. FALCON COLLEGE vs. PRINCE EDWARD vs. CHURCHILL vs. St GEORGE’S COLLEGE vs. PETERHOUSE

Won by 24 runs Won by 29 runs Won by 250 runs Won by 4 wickets Won by 61 runs Won by 265 runs Won by 24 runs Won by 7 wickets

Mr. D. Mutendera Under 14A Coach

U14A Cricket Match vs Ridge School (S.A.) Front row. Ridge School. L to R. Max Carter, Jo Massyn, John Redding, James Gush, Michael Brownlee, Josh Kriegler, Andrew Coxwell, John Turner, Robbie Asbury, Tipper Tennick, Ethan Van der Merwe, Toby Versfeld. Back Row. L to R. Justin Hammond, Hadley James, Webster Munda, Darshan Patel, Gregory Dollar, James Annesley, Ross Stewart, Douglas Dorward, Robert Jameson, Ezra Van Rooyen, Tristan Evans. Rarely do the junior teams get an opportunity to play schools from outside the country, and Mr R. Nel the St John’s College Sports Director did a great job to organise the fixture against Ridge School from Johannesburg, South Africa.

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A fifty-over match was played on the 15th August 2013 at St John’s College during the school holidays. St John’s College U14A team was missing four players due to other commitments, and these were replaced by U14B players. We won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 204 runs for the loss of 9 wickets of our allotted 50 overs. Hadley James was top scorer with a half century and he was ably supported by the captain Cameron Butler, who scored 35 runs. Hadley James (St John’s College) Bowling and Ethan Van der

U15A Cricket Regular U15A representatives: Harrison (Captain), Ammar, Beattie, Brymer, Davenport, Eeson, Garnett, Kadungure, McGaw, Motsi, Silo, Trivedi, Van Oudtshoorn, White (wicket keeper) The U15A cricket side lost only one official 50-over match this season – the one against a competent Prince Edward U15A side. Dropping their premier batsman on a number of occasions was the primary reason for that particular loss. In light of this, the U15A side of 2013 was fairly successful. It recorded victories over Peterhouse, on two occasions and also against Falcon. One of the strengths of the side lay in the twin spin bowling performances of Taun Harrison and Dev Trivedi. They are both accurate and bowl consistently in good areas. Harrison too, is very adept at assessing a batsman’s strengths and weaknesses and adjusts his flight and length accordingly. He is a very impressive spinner. Trivedi too, is impressive: his ability to bowl as a leg-spinner in such consistent areas, is indeed impressive, especially given his age. These two, bowling in pairs, consistently made being in the middle for opposition batsmen a very difficult situation and, as a result, the run rate would decline, the pressure build, and wickets fall! Beattie upfront was also very impressive with his accurate off-side channel seam bowling! He is to be highly commended for his work ethic at practices and his development and progression towards a seam bowler of some repute - highly dependable and reliable. These three bowlers, with their consistently good performances, were one of the foundation factors contributing towards the success of the U15A side this year. The emergence of Aubrey Silo, with his unorthodox off-spin, was also very pleasing to witness. He developed and progressed with each match and seems to be, despite his mild nature, a fierce competitor on the field. There were other peripheral spin bowlers (McGaw, Adam, Garnett) and seam bowlers (Brymer, Van Oudtshoorn), each possessing a high level of skill, but who need to spend time mastering their art, in order for one or two of them to become premium bowlers within this age group. The one weakness of this age group is that, of the five top bowlers required in a match, there are currently only three. A further two, from the peripheral bowlers, need to step up and lay claim to the 4th and 5th bowling places available! Regarding the batting. The side bats deeply. Beattie and Adam, far down the order, have tremendous striking ability. Brymer was a consistent batsman throughout the year. He strikes the ball cleanly and looks capable of big scores, but needs to score well in big matches next year. Davenport was fairly consistent at the top, but needs to practise harder if he wants to progress and become a major SJC batsman in the future. He

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Ridge School managed to chase down the score, and won by one wicket in the last over, with a ball to spare. It was a close match which could have gone either way. Our bowling and fielding in the end let us down, we conceding fifty extras. Despite the result, a lot of experience was gained by our boys and both teams played a good game of cricket, and friends were made off the field of play.

A huge thank you goes to the U14 parents for billeting the Ridge School boys and for providing eats for teas, and to Mrs Stewart for scoring.

has the eye, but needs to work harder at his skill. Harrison is a very impressive batsman, plays according to his strengths, and his 75 vs Peterhouse was masterful, chance-less and a delight to watch. He needs to be careful cutting close to his body though! Kadungure is talented and confident and strikes the ball sweetly, and his 95 vs Peterhouse was also a joy to watch. McGaw is a coach’s delight: gutsy and determined. He is skilled, strikes the ball sweetly, but also concentrates hard whilst at the crease. His first term innings vs St George’s on a slow outfield and a wet batting track was the innings of the year. Garnett, like McGaw, is a gutsy and determined batsman, who also strikes the ball crisply. In the first term, he was particularly impressive, and on two occasions he could have, with a bit more resoluteness, scored two centuries. White has to be admired hugely for his perseverance and endurance: he batted lower down and never quite had the opportunities of other top order batsmen, despite possessing a robust and decent technique, and yet he kept working at his art and when the chance came, and the team really needed him (vs Churhill) he scored a very valuable and mature 65. As a result of that knock he was promoted to opening and performed admirably – to witness the fruit/success of White’s persevering character was a delight to observe. Well done to him. Van Oudtshoorn is the best striker of a cricket ball in the age group. He scored a magnificent swift 81 in the year and with age will develop more self-discipline and be more consistent and devastating to opposition bowlers. The U15A batsmen, as a group, are therefore, very competent: they have ability and can score quickly. The majority of them however, need to value their wicket more, and be determined that only a top delivery will be ‘the cause of their exits’. There were too many occasions during the year when they ‘chucked their wicket’!

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White developed superbly as a wicket-keeper during the course of the year, under the guidance and advice of Craig Dollar, an OJ keeper of great repute. He became very efficient behind the stumps by the third term. In conclusion, going forward, two more class bowlers emerge from those amongst the peripheral bowlers, and the batsmen develop in maturity and discipline, under Mr Butchart next year, they will be a very impressive unit and very difficult to beat. In order for that to materialize, they must, next year, be humble and teachable and draw on the wealth of experience of Mr Butchart and pay attention to the finer points of the art of bowling and batting that he will avail to them – and be sure to appreciate his advice.

Mr. J. B. Oldreive U15A Cricket Coach 2013

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This year’s under 14A Cricket team had an unbeaten season. In the first term only three matches were played and convincing results were achieved against Peterhouse, Lomagundi and Churchill Schools. Credit goes to Mr B Rademeyer for his work with the team during the first term of 2013. The third term Cricket season started on a bright note, with a convincing win over a competitive Falcon team. Ezra Van Rooyen was superb with the ball claiming four wickets, supported by the Captain Cameron Butler who picked up three wickets. We managed to bowl out Falcon for a low total of one hundred and fifty-six. Liam Brymer then scored a patient half century, and we managed to chase down the Falcon College score with six wickets down, winning that one by four wickets. Our next encounter was against Prince Edward. We won the toss and decided to bat first posting a total of 286, G. Dollar scoring a run a ball (fifty-eight runs) and he was supported ably by Ezra Van Rooyen and Hadley James, each scoring thirty-nine runs. We managed to restrict Prince Edward to two hundred and twenty-five runs, with Cameron Butler being the leading wicket taker, claiming three wickets for forty-eight. We won that encounter by sixty-one runs. We then contested a 20/20 match against St George’s, batting first. We scored 148 in our allotted 20 overs with Dollar leading the way again, scoring a fantastic half century. Cameron Butler also contributed significantly with 39 runs. We then defended our total by restricting St George’s to 124 for 9, with Ross Stewart and Robert Jameson bowling brilliantly and managing to claim two wickets each, winning that encounter by 24 runs. An excellent batting performance was displayed by St John’s U14A cricketers against Churchill. St John’s scored a mammoth total of 386 for 6 wickets, with R. Jameson top scoring with 95 runs not out, H. James contributed 70 runs and the ever reliable G. Dollar scored a third consecutive half century. Other notable batting contributions were produced by E. Van Rooyen 49 not out and L. Brymer 48. We then bowled out Churchill for a score of 121, with T. Chimuka being the pick of the bowlers claiming 3 wickets for 16 runs. A convincing 265 run win was achieved.

A win against Peterhouse insured we finished the season unbeaten in Zimbabwe. We bowled out Peterhouse cheaply for a score of 115 with Ross Stewart taking 4 wickets and he was ably supported by Ezra Van Rooyen who took three wickets. We then chased the Peterhouse score and managed to reach it with only three wickets down, winning the match by 7 wickets. Credit goes to the boys for this outstanding performance during their first year in high school. It’s not easy for teams to go unbeaten in a year. Discipline, team work, hard work and most of all FUN brought success to this year’s U14 A Cricketers. The boys always put the team first before individual performances. The emphasis of considering the team first produced positive results, hence a reflection of team effort. The boys were willing to learn and improve and had fun whilst playing good cricket. They showed humility in victory and were never complacent to any opposition. There is a saying which says “behind every successful man there is a woman”. With that in mind, I just want to thank all the mothers of the team members for their lovely eats and teas. To all parents we thank you for being the twelfth man of the team, your support down on the Cabbage Patch field was appreciated by the boys and you were part of this successful team. A BIG thank you goes to Trudy Stewart for being our scorer throughout the year, and also to the Dads who helped with scoring whenever they were available. We appreciate all their hard work put into every match we played. To Corinne Butler, the captain’s mum, thank you for co-ordinating the parents for teas and organising the Junior T20 kit for our boys.

RESULTS vs. CHURCHILL vs. PETERHOUSE vs. LOMAGUNDI COLLEGE vs. FALCON COLLEGE vs. PRINCE EDWARD vs. CHURCHILL vs. St GEORGE’S COLLEGE vs. PETERHOUSE

Won by 24 runs Won by 29 runs Won by 250 runs Won by 4 wickets Won by 61 runs Won by 265 runs Won by 24 runs Won by 7 wickets

Mr. D. Mutendera Under 14A Coach

U14A Cricket Match vs Ridge School (S.A.) Front row. Ridge School. L to R. Max Carter, Jo Massyn, John Redding, James Gush, Michael Brownlee, Josh Kriegler, Andrew Coxwell, John Turner, Robbie Asbury, Tipper Tennick, Ethan Van der Merwe, Toby Versfeld. Back Row. L to R. Justin Hammond, Hadley James, Webster Munda, Darshan Patel, Gregory Dollar, James Annesley, Ross Stewart, Douglas Dorward, Robert Jameson, Ezra Van Rooyen, Tristan Evans. Rarely do the junior teams get an opportunity to play schools from outside the country, and Mr R. Nel the St John’s College Sports Director did a great job to organise the fixture against Ridge School from Johannesburg, South Africa.

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A fifty-over match was played on the 15th August 2013 at St John’s College during the school holidays. St John’s College U14A team was missing four players due to other commitments, and these were replaced by U14B players. We won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 204 runs for the loss of 9 wickets of our allotted 50 overs. Hadley James was top scorer with a half century and he was ably supported by the captain Cameron Butler, who scored 35 runs. Hadley James (St John’s College) Bowling and Ethan Van der

U15A Cricket Regular U15A representatives: Harrison (Captain), Ammar, Beattie, Brymer, Davenport, Eeson, Garnett, Kadungure, McGaw, Motsi, Silo, Trivedi, Van Oudtshoorn, White (wicket keeper) The U15A cricket side lost only one official 50-over match this season – the one against a competent Prince Edward U15A side. Dropping their premier batsman on a number of occasions was the primary reason for that particular loss. In light of this, the U15A side of 2013 was fairly successful. It recorded victories over Peterhouse, on two occasions and also against Falcon. One of the strengths of the side lay in the twin spin bowling performances of Taun Harrison and Dev Trivedi. They are both accurate and bowl consistently in good areas. Harrison too, is very adept at assessing a batsman’s strengths and weaknesses and adjusts his flight and length accordingly. He is a very impressive spinner. Trivedi too, is impressive: his ability to bowl as a leg-spinner in such consistent areas, is indeed impressive, especially given his age. These two, bowling in pairs, consistently made being in the middle for opposition batsmen a very difficult situation and, as a result, the run rate would decline, the pressure build, and wickets fall! Beattie upfront was also very impressive with his accurate off-side channel seam bowling! He is to be highly commended for his work ethic at practices and his development and progression towards a seam bowler of some repute - highly dependable and reliable. These three bowlers, with their consistently good performances, were one of the foundation factors contributing towards the success of the U15A side this year. The emergence of Aubrey Silo, with his unorthodox off-spin, was also very pleasing to witness. He developed and progressed with each match and seems to be, despite his mild nature, a fierce competitor on the field. There were other peripheral spin bowlers (McGaw, Adam, Garnett) and seam bowlers (Brymer, Van Oudtshoorn), each possessing a high level of skill, but who need to spend time mastering their art, in order for one or two of them to become premium bowlers within this age group. The one weakness of this age group is that, of the five top bowlers required in a match, there are currently only three. A further two, from the peripheral bowlers, need to step up and lay claim to the 4th and 5th bowling places available! Regarding the batting. The side bats deeply. Beattie and Adam, far down the order, have tremendous striking ability. Brymer was a consistent batsman throughout the year. He strikes the ball cleanly and looks capable of big scores, but needs to score well in big matches next year. Davenport was fairly consistent at the top, but needs to practise harder if he wants to progress and become a major SJC batsman in the future. He

Mr. D. Mutendera Coach

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Ridge School managed to chase down the score, and won by one wicket in the last over, with a ball to spare. It was a close match which could have gone either way. Our bowling and fielding in the end let us down, we conceding fifty extras. Despite the result, a lot of experience was gained by our boys and both teams played a good game of cricket, and friends were made off the field of play.

A huge thank you goes to the U14 parents for billeting the Ridge School boys and for providing eats for teas, and to Mrs Stewart for scoring.

has the eye, but needs to work harder at his skill. Harrison is a very impressive batsman, plays according to his strengths, and his 75 vs Peterhouse was masterful, chance-less and a delight to watch. He needs to be careful cutting close to his body though! Kadungure is talented and confident and strikes the ball sweetly, and his 95 vs Peterhouse was also a joy to watch. McGaw is a coach’s delight: gutsy and determined. He is skilled, strikes the ball sweetly, but also concentrates hard whilst at the crease. His first term innings vs St George’s on a slow outfield and a wet batting track was the innings of the year. Garnett, like McGaw, is a gutsy and determined batsman, who also strikes the ball crisply. In the first term, he was particularly impressive, and on two occasions he could have, with a bit more resoluteness, scored two centuries. White has to be admired hugely for his perseverance and endurance: he batted lower down and never quite had the opportunities of other top order batsmen, despite possessing a robust and decent technique, and yet he kept working at his art and when the chance came, and the team really needed him (vs Churhill) he scored a very valuable and mature 65. As a result of that knock he was promoted to opening and performed admirably – to witness the fruit/success of White’s persevering character was a delight to observe. Well done to him. Van Oudtshoorn is the best striker of a cricket ball in the age group. He scored a magnificent swift 81 in the year and with age will develop more self-discipline and be more consistent and devastating to opposition bowlers. The U15A batsmen, as a group, are therefore, very competent: they have ability and can score quickly. The majority of them however, need to value their wicket more, and be determined that only a top delivery will be ‘the cause of their exits’. There were too many occasions during the year when they ‘chucked their wicket’!

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Merwe the batsman (Ridge School)

White developed superbly as a wicket-keeper during the course of the year, under the guidance and advice of Craig Dollar, an OJ keeper of great repute. He became very efficient behind the stumps by the third term. In conclusion, going forward, two more class bowlers emerge from those amongst the peripheral bowlers, and the batsmen develop in maturity and discipline, under Mr Butchart next year, they will be a very impressive unit and very difficult to beat. In order for that to materialize, they must, next year, be humble and teachable and draw on the wealth of experience of Mr Butchart and pay attention to the finer points of the art of bowling and batting that he will avail to them – and be sure to appreciate his advice.

Mr. J. B. Oldreive U15A Cricket Coach 2013

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Jake Greenway came 1st in the 50km ride on Saturday 29th June, followed by Luke Collins coming in 2nd. In 3rd place was Chad Scallan and in 6th place was Tom Haddon

Luke Collins of St John’s College managed to win the Junior Boys category.

Youth Boys (50km) NUMBER NAME

SCHOOL

TIME

POSITION

111 89 30 93 32 78

St John’s St John’s St John’s Hellenic Hellenic St John’s

01:32:13 01:34:51 01:34:52 01:36:19 01:36:50 01:36:51

1 2 3 4 5 6

Jake Greenway Luke Collins Chad Scallan Byron Mitchell Alex Colgrave Tom Haddon

Jonathan Rusch from the Harare International School came second, not far behind with 25 points.

Criterium Cycle Race

Saturday 23rd March 2013 St John’s won the overall boys school shield and Chad won the medal for his age group. This was a fun and exciting series that we hope brought more awareness to the general public about Road Cycling. Chad Scallan of St John’s College won the Youth Boys category with 37 points.

Although he was the only junior boy in this category he raced with the open men. The series is aimed at getting schools to compete against each other and saw 4 schools take part: St John’s College, Hellenic, Chisipite and the Harare International School. The boys’ trophy was won by St John’s College with good challenges coming from both HIS in second place and Hellenic in third place.

Results for the 2012 Time Trial Series The St John’s boys that competed in the various age groups: U14 U15 U16

Reece Williams 4th Tom Haddon 5th Jake Greenway DNQ Chad Scallan 1st Luke Collins 3rd Drew Williams 4th Ben Durrant

During the course of the season there were other race series which were all won, with the exception of one, by College boys. Chad Scallan won several series, including the Master of Sprints, the Criterium Youth Boys series, the National series races, the Tour of Harare, the Time Trial series. He also finished second in the King of the Mountains series.

Mountain Biking In early March, Jake Greenway and Chad Scallan were selected to represent ZIMBABWE at the AFRICA MTB CHAMPS in Pietermaritzburg, where they acquitted themselves admirably but without podium success. Early in the season, two St John’s College boys, Luke Collins and Chad Scallan won the grueling three day stage race – the “Kushanya” – an impressive feat against adult competition. Jake Greenway and Thomas Haddon also took part in the three day race and gave an impressive performance. In 2013 the Zimbabwe Inter-Schools MTB League continued to receive a sponsorship grant from SPUR South Africa and inclusion into the SA Schools MTB League.

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In June the National championships were held and the College boys were on great form as they set out to prove their strength in road cycling. Jake Greenway won the Youth Boys Road Race with an impressive lead throughout the race and was declared National Road Cycling Champion, with Luke Collins and Chad Scallan finishing second and third respectively. Chad Scallan was crowned the Time Trial National champion with Luke Collins finishing in second and Jake Greenway finishing in fourth. Other members of the college team, Ben Durrant, Keegan Silk and Tom Haddon played a very big role in helping the college team to achieve these impressive results throughout the season.

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2013 National Road Cycling Championships

The 2013 season was a very successful season for the St John’s College cyclists. Even though the team lacked numbers, they still managed to dominate in every discipline of the road cycling. At the beginning of the season the team won the interschool’s Criterium Series in a very tightly contested four part series against Hellenic and Harare International School. The college team showed great sportsmanship and teamwork in this series and as a result they won the series. St John’s College also won the Inter-school’s Master of Sprints series and the National Road Race series.

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Luke Collins raced in the under nineteen boy’s category for the Criterium Series and won very comfortably. He also came second in the Master of Sprints Series.

Congratulations to all of the members of this team for the successful cycling season and we look forward to many more impressive wins next year! We hope more pupils will take an interest in this fine sport. to represent Zimbabwe Schools in this event.

The event was held over two days with day one being an Inter Schools event where the boys represented their schools and on the second day, Zimbabwe & Namibia raced in a provincial event against nine separate SA Provinces. All three SJC boys acquitted themselves admirably and were consistently in the top quarter of the three races in which they competed – against strong opposition and huge fields of 80 plus riders.

The attendance, and the exemplary manners, we have shown the South Africans that Zimbabwe continues to deserve to be included at this level. This has helped to secure our future involvement in the event.

A challenging six part series was organized including races in Nyanga, Chinhoyi Harare and Marondera. These were all conducted in the second term. Chad Scallan, Luke Collins, Ben Durrant, Jake Greenway, Tom Haddon, and Keegan Silk, represented St Johns College. The SJC Boys were represented in the YOUTH BOYS Category (U17) and won that category for their school, with Chad Scallan (1st) Luke Collins (2nd) and Jake Greenway (3rd) completing a full SJC Series Podium – other results were Tom Haddon 7th, Ben Durrant 13th and Keegan Silk 31st in a very well supported and competitive group. The series attracted SJC – Hellenic – Peterhouse – Lomagundi – International School – Chisipite – St Georges – Sharon – Twin Rivers and Lilfordia. A Zimbabwe National Schools Team was selected to participate in the SA Schools Mountain Biking Championships held in Magaliesberg Gauteng over the weekend of 21-22 September. Chad Scallan, Luke Collins and Jake Greenway were all chosen

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Jake Greenway came 1st in the 50km ride on Saturday 29th June, followed by Luke Collins coming in 2nd. In 3rd place was Chad Scallan and in 6th place was Tom Haddon

Luke Collins of St John’s College managed to win the Junior Boys category.

Youth Boys (50km) NUMBER NAME

SCHOOL

TIME

POSITION

111 89 30 93 32 78

St John’s St John’s St John’s Hellenic Hellenic St John’s

01:32:13 01:34:51 01:34:52 01:36:19 01:36:50 01:36:51

1 2 3 4 5 6

Jake Greenway Luke Collins Chad Scallan Byron Mitchell Alex Colgrave Tom Haddon

Jonathan Rusch from the Harare International School came second, not far behind with 25 points.

Criterium Cycle Race

Saturday 23rd March 2013 St John’s won the overall boys school shield and Chad won the medal for his age group. This was a fun and exciting series that we hope brought more awareness to the general public about Road Cycling. Chad Scallan of St John’s College won the Youth Boys category with 37 points.

Although he was the only junior boy in this category he raced with the open men. The series is aimed at getting schools to compete against each other and saw 4 schools take part: St John’s College, Hellenic, Chisipite and the Harare International School. The boys’ trophy was won by St John’s College with good challenges coming from both HIS in second place and Hellenic in third place.

Results for the 2012 Time Trial Series The St John’s boys that competed in the various age groups: U14 U15 U16

Reece Williams 4th Tom Haddon 5th Jake Greenway DNQ Chad Scallan 1st Luke Collins 3rd Drew Williams 4th Ben Durrant

During the course of the season there were other race series which were all won, with the exception of one, by College boys. Chad Scallan won several series, including the Master of Sprints, the Criterium Youth Boys series, the National series races, the Tour of Harare, the Time Trial series. He also finished second in the King of the Mountains series.

Mountain Biking In early March, Jake Greenway and Chad Scallan were selected to represent ZIMBABWE at the AFRICA MTB CHAMPS in Pietermaritzburg, where they acquitted themselves admirably but without podium success. Early in the season, two St John’s College boys, Luke Collins and Chad Scallan won the grueling three day stage race – the “Kushanya” – an impressive feat against adult competition. Jake Greenway and Thomas Haddon also took part in the three day race and gave an impressive performance. In 2013 the Zimbabwe Inter-Schools MTB League continued to receive a sponsorship grant from SPUR South Africa and inclusion into the SA Schools MTB League.

Sports Reports

In June the National championships were held and the College boys were on great form as they set out to prove their strength in road cycling. Jake Greenway won the Youth Boys Road Race with an impressive lead throughout the race and was declared National Road Cycling Champion, with Luke Collins and Chad Scallan finishing second and third respectively. Chad Scallan was crowned the Time Trial National champion with Luke Collins finishing in second and Jake Greenway finishing in fourth. Other members of the college team, Ben Durrant, Keegan Silk and Tom Haddon played a very big role in helping the college team to achieve these impressive results throughout the season.

St John’s Magazine 2013

2013 National Road Cycling Championships

The 2013 season was a very successful season for the St John’s College cyclists. Even though the team lacked numbers, they still managed to dominate in every discipline of the road cycling. At the beginning of the season the team won the interschool’s Criterium Series in a very tightly contested four part series against Hellenic and Harare International School. The college team showed great sportsmanship and teamwork in this series and as a result they won the series. St John’s College also won the Inter-school’s Master of Sprints series and the National Road Race series.

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Cycling

Road Bike Report

Luke Collins raced in the under nineteen boy’s category for the Criterium Series and won very comfortably. He also came second in the Master of Sprints Series.

Congratulations to all of the members of this team for the successful cycling season and we look forward to many more impressive wins next year! We hope more pupils will take an interest in this fine sport. to represent Zimbabwe Schools in this event.

The event was held over two days with day one being an Inter Schools event where the boys represented their schools and on the second day, Zimbabwe & Namibia raced in a provincial event against nine separate SA Provinces. All three SJC boys acquitted themselves admirably and were consistently in the top quarter of the three races in which they competed – against strong opposition and huge fields of 80 plus riders.

The attendance, and the exemplary manners, we have shown the South Africans that Zimbabwe continues to deserve to be included at this level. This has helped to secure our future involvement in the event.

A challenging six part series was organized including races in Nyanga, Chinhoyi Harare and Marondera. These were all conducted in the second term. Chad Scallan, Luke Collins, Ben Durrant, Jake Greenway, Tom Haddon, and Keegan Silk, represented St Johns College. The SJC Boys were represented in the YOUTH BOYS Category (U17) and won that category for their school, with Chad Scallan (1st) Luke Collins (2nd) and Jake Greenway (3rd) completing a full SJC Series Podium – other results were Tom Haddon 7th, Ben Durrant 13th and Keegan Silk 31st in a very well supported and competitive group. The series attracted SJC – Hellenic – Peterhouse – Lomagundi – International School – Chisipite – St Georges – Sharon – Twin Rivers and Lilfordia. A Zimbabwe National Schools Team was selected to participate in the SA Schools Mountain Biking Championships held in Magaliesberg Gauteng over the weekend of 21-22 September. Chad Scallan, Luke Collins and Jake Greenway were all chosen

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St John’s College Triathlon now has nine athletes of which five compete on a National Level. The five (Drew Williams, Luke Collins, Chad Scallan, Tom Haddon and Reece Williams) were chosen through a series of tough selection races over a period of six months. They were selected to compete at the South African Championships held in Port Elizabeth earlier this year. Unfortunately I was, owing to injury, unable to travel, but my fellow athletes did the College proud with Chad placing 9th and Luke 12th in the U17 age group and in the U15s, Tom

Haddon 17th and Reece Williams 18th. Subsequently, I was selected to travel to Morocco to compete in the 2013 African Triathlon Championships. This was a great experience and will stand me in good stead for future international races. At the Zimbabwe National Championships, St John’s College dominated the podium in the Under 16 Age group with myself coming in 1st, Chad a close 2nd and Luke taking Bronze. The Under 15s all recorded impressive results and in the Under 14 Category Reece was crowned National Champion. Chad Scallan and Tom Haddon were recognised for their perseverance throughout the season and Reece Williams was runner-up for the Most Improved award. I was honoured to be awarded my Zimbabwe National Colours for my performance in Mauritius at the 2012 African Triathlon Championships.

At the Triathlon National Awards, Drew Williams placed 2nd in the U17 National Series and Chad Scallan and Tom Haddon were both recognised for their Perseverance.

Wayne Davidson National Coach

We, at St John’s, hope to see a re-birth of Triathlon

Drew Williams Captain

Triathlon Team

Back row: R. Crawford, T. Haddon, C. Horsley, L. Collins, J. Greenway, K. Silk. Front row: B. Durrant, D. Williams, C. Scallan, R. Williams

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Team selection followed the Zimbabwe National Triathlon Championships where Drew Williams 2nd U17 – Chad Scallan 3rd U17 – Luke Collins 4th U17 – Reece Williams 4th U15 – Tom Haddon 10th U15, recorded impressive results .

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In the very competitive SA Champs races, Drew Williams did not travel due to injury, and the boys results were as follows: -­ UNDER 17 - Chad Scallan 9th Luke Collins 12th, Ben Durrant 30th. UNDER 15 – Tom Haddon 17th, Reece Williams 18th, Jake Greenway 23rd.

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St John’s College has seen many great triathletes pass through its gates. Standing out is Chris Felgate, competing in two Olympic Games at Elite Level. He is a Zimbabwean icon and an inspiration to many of us who wish to follow in his footsteps. Boyd Littleford and Andrea Brown are also ex-pupils of the College and competed in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, proudly representing their school, their country and their continent. Hopefully we will see another of our athletes competing in next year’s 2014 Youth Olympic Games to be held in China.

Of the St John’s College boys involved in competitive Triathlon on a National level, five (Drew Williams, Chad Scallan, Luke Collins, Tom Haddon and Reece Williams) were selected for the Zimbabwe Team to compete in the SA National Triathlon Champs in Port Elizabeth South Africa on 17 March.

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Zimbabwe Triathlon

Drew Williams

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St John’s College Triathlon now has nine athletes of which five compete on a National Level. The five (Drew Williams, Luke Collins, Chad Scallan, Tom Haddon and Reece Williams) were chosen through a series of tough selection races over a period of six months. They were selected to compete at the South African Championships held in Port Elizabeth earlier this year. Unfortunately I was, owing to injury, unable to travel, but my fellow athletes did the College proud with Chad placing 9th and Luke 12th in the U17 age group and in the U15s, Tom

Haddon 17th and Reece Williams 18th. Subsequently, I was selected to travel to Morocco to compete in the 2013 African Triathlon Championships. This was a great experience and will stand me in good stead for future international races. At the Zimbabwe National Championships, St John’s College dominated the podium in the Under 16 Age group with myself coming in 1st, Chad a close 2nd and Luke taking Bronze. The Under 15s all recorded impressive results and in the Under 14 Category Reece was crowned National Champion. Chad Scallan and Tom Haddon were recognised for their perseverance throughout the season and Reece Williams was runner-up for the Most Improved award. I was honoured to be awarded my Zimbabwe National Colours for my performance in Mauritius at the 2012 African Triathlon Championships.

At the Triathlon National Awards, Drew Williams placed 2nd in the U17 National Series and Chad Scallan and Tom Haddon were both recognised for their Perseverance.

Wayne Davidson National Coach

We, at St John’s, hope to see a re-birth of Triathlon

Drew Williams Captain

Triathlon Team

Back row: R. Crawford, T. Haddon, C. Horsley, L. Collins, J. Greenway, K. Silk. Front row: B. Durrant, D. Williams, C. Scallan, R. Williams

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Team selection followed the Zimbabwe National Triathlon Championships where Drew Williams 2nd U17 – Chad Scallan 3rd U17 – Luke Collins 4th U17 – Reece Williams 4th U15 – Tom Haddon 10th U15, recorded impressive results .

Sports Reports

In the very competitive SA Champs races, Drew Williams did not travel due to injury, and the boys results were as follows: -­ UNDER 17 - Chad Scallan 9th Luke Collins 12th, Ben Durrant 30th. UNDER 15 – Tom Haddon 17th, Reece Williams 18th, Jake Greenway 23rd.

St John’s Magazine 2013

St John’s Magazine 2013

St John’s College has seen many great triathletes pass through its gates. Standing out is Chris Felgate, competing in two Olympic Games at Elite Level. He is a Zimbabwean icon and an inspiration to many of us who wish to follow in his footsteps. Boyd Littleford and Andrea Brown are also ex-pupils of the College and competed in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, proudly representing their school, their country and their continent. Hopefully we will see another of our athletes competing in next year’s 2014 Youth Olympic Games to be held in China.

Of the St John’s College boys involved in competitive Triathlon on a National level, five (Drew Williams, Chad Scallan, Luke Collins, Tom Haddon and Reece Williams) were selected for the Zimbabwe Team to compete in the SA National Triathlon Champs in Port Elizabeth South Africa on 17 March.

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Drew Williams

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The team consisted of Travis Smith, Matthew Ribeiro, Kieran Vincent and Tarisiro Fundira. We touched down in George to be welcomed by cold and windy weather. We knew what we were going to be up against. When we arrived at the school we were treated to coffee and fresh sandwiches. We were then taken to Knysna Hollow where we were comfortably accommodated. Our playing schedule was so tight that we could find no shopping time. The opening ceremony was supposed to take place on Wednesday, after a sunset cruise on the Knysna lagoon. The cruise, however, was postponed because of bad weather. It was re-scheduled to Saturday evening. On Thursday we played at Simola. The weather conditions did not favour us at all. It was raining, windy and cold. We did not do too well.

and cold ruled the day. Our results improved a bit but we were already many strokes behind Dainfern College. Saturday, at Kingswood, was a superb day with lots of sunshine and it suited us very well. Travis won the day shooting 74. Kieran was 3rd, Matthew 6th and Tarisiro 9th. Overall we ended in 2nd place behind Dainfern College. Our team received the trophy for the Most Disciplined team. The team would like to thank Mrs. Fundira for her help with sourcing sponsorship. We would like to thank the sponsors; Mr. Bain, Hunyani Holdings; Mrs. Mubayiwa and Mr. Mushosho, Old Mutual; Carnaud Metal Box and Mr. Vincent, EFT Corporation.

Mr. N. Chirewa Team Manager

On Friday we played at Oubaai. The rain had stopped but wind

Golf

Golf – Knysna Tour

1st Team Long hard pre-season training led to a very long and gruelling season. This began with a tour to St Albans to take part in their 50th anniversary Hockey Festival in April. After what can be called a tough learning experience for this young 1st team we began our local season with a game against Gateway. After 60 minutes we won 5-1. Next came the task of travelling to Eaglesvale for the Inter-Zonals Hockey Festival, where we played 3 games and remained unbeaten in the Festival. During the 2013 Hockey season the 1st team took part in 9 league games, losing 4 and winning 5, which included a win of 5-0 over our arch rivals St George’s in the final game of the season. During mid-season we took part in the first of the two main tournaments of the year. We went to Bulawayo with high hopes of winning the trophy for the fourth consecutive year. Sadly that was not to be, even after a strong showing in the pool games where we scored 18 goals and conceded zero against South Eastern College, Prince Edward and Midlands Christian College. We qualified top of our pool and went on to play Hellenic in the quarter finals. We came out victors, which meant we had a tough challenge in the semi finals against Lomugundi. After the full time whistle there was nothing to choose between the teams so it was down to penalty one on ones, nine out of the 10 put the ball into the back of the net. Sadly we were the side that missed the crucial shot. We ended coming 3rd. All in all it was a great showing by the boys. The season culminated with one last trip to Bulawayo for the second of the main tournaments in which we were the last team to qualify.

We flew down with high hopes, again knowing we could leave our mark. We began with a game against Gateway and won narrowly. Our next game was a grudge match against Lomagundi, which we lost by one goal. Even after this upset we managed to secure 2nd in our pool making our road to the final as tough as it could be, with a game against the favourites Falcon in the quarter finals. Few gave us a chance but we went into the game full of confidence knowing we could knock out the defending champions. After a gruelling match we showed everyone what we were capable of and achieved a 1-0 win, which gave us confidence for our next game, a semifinal against Prince Edward. We won 3-1. Our final game was against Hippo Valley with the aim of leaving our name on the trophy. The affair was very one-sided and we were crowned the New Super 12 champions for 2013. This was the first time that St John’s College had won this particular tournament. At prize giving we accepted our trophy, Bongani Moyo was voted MVP for the tournament and Brendan du Preez was the leading goal scorer.

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Golf Tour to Oakhill College Knysna

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Golf Report

I would like to say thank you to the Upper 6th Form and well done to all the Junior boys who put all they had into our 2013 Hockey season.

Brendan Du Preez Vice-Captain 2013

Back row: T. Fundira , M. Ribiero, K. Vincent. Front row: T. Smith (Captain), Mr. N. Chirewa (Teacher in Charge), S. Mahomed.

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Back row: T. Fundira,K. Vincent. Front row: T. Smith (Captain), Mr. N. Chirewa (Teacher in Charge), M. Ribeiro.

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The team consisted of Travis Smith, Matthew Ribeiro, Kieran Vincent and Tarisiro Fundira. We touched down in George to be welcomed by cold and windy weather. We knew what we were going to be up against. When we arrived at the school we were treated to coffee and fresh sandwiches. We were then taken to Knysna Hollow where we were comfortably accommodated. Our playing schedule was so tight that we could find no shopping time. The opening ceremony was supposed to take place on Wednesday, after a sunset cruise on the Knysna lagoon. The cruise, however, was postponed because of bad weather. It was re-scheduled to Saturday evening. On Thursday we played at Simola. The weather conditions did not favour us at all. It was raining, windy and cold. We did not do too well.

and cold ruled the day. Our results improved a bit but we were already many strokes behind Dainfern College. Saturday, at Kingswood, was a superb day with lots of sunshine and it suited us very well. Travis won the day shooting 74. Kieran was 3rd, Matthew 6th and Tarisiro 9th. Overall we ended in 2nd place behind Dainfern College. Our team received the trophy for the Most Disciplined team. The team would like to thank Mrs. Fundira for her help with sourcing sponsorship. We would like to thank the sponsors; Mr. Bain, Hunyani Holdings; Mrs. Mubayiwa and Mr. Mushosho, Old Mutual; Carnaud Metal Box and Mr. Vincent, EFT Corporation.

Mr. N. Chirewa Team Manager

On Friday we played at Oubaai. The rain had stopped but wind

Golf

Golf – Knysna Tour

1st Team Long hard pre-season training led to a very long and gruelling season. This began with a tour to St Albans to take part in their 50th anniversary Hockey Festival in April. After what can be called a tough learning experience for this young 1st team we began our local season with a game against Gateway. After 60 minutes we won 5-1. Next came the task of travelling to Eaglesvale for the Inter-Zonals Hockey Festival, where we played 3 games and remained unbeaten in the Festival. During the 2013 Hockey season the 1st team took part in 9 league games, losing 4 and winning 5, which included a win of 5-0 over our arch rivals St George’s in the final game of the season. During mid-season we took part in the first of the two main tournaments of the year. We went to Bulawayo with high hopes of winning the trophy for the fourth consecutive year. Sadly that was not to be, even after a strong showing in the pool games where we scored 18 goals and conceded zero against South Eastern College, Prince Edward and Midlands Christian College. We qualified top of our pool and went on to play Hellenic in the quarter finals. We came out victors, which meant we had a tough challenge in the semi finals against Lomugundi. After the full time whistle there was nothing to choose between the teams so it was down to penalty one on ones, nine out of the 10 put the ball into the back of the net. Sadly we were the side that missed the crucial shot. We ended coming 3rd. All in all it was a great showing by the boys. The season culminated with one last trip to Bulawayo for the second of the main tournaments in which we were the last team to qualify.

We flew down with high hopes, again knowing we could leave our mark. We began with a game against Gateway and won narrowly. Our next game was a grudge match against Lomagundi, which we lost by one goal. Even after this upset we managed to secure 2nd in our pool making our road to the final as tough as it could be, with a game against the favourites Falcon in the quarter finals. Few gave us a chance but we went into the game full of confidence knowing we could knock out the defending champions. After a gruelling match we showed everyone what we were capable of and achieved a 1-0 win, which gave us confidence for our next game, a semifinal against Prince Edward. We won 3-1. Our final game was against Hippo Valley with the aim of leaving our name on the trophy. The affair was very one-sided and we were crowned the New Super 12 champions for 2013. This was the first time that St John’s College had won this particular tournament. At prize giving we accepted our trophy, Bongani Moyo was voted MVP for the tournament and Brendan du Preez was the leading goal scorer.

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I would like to say thank you to the Upper 6th Form and well done to all the Junior boys who put all they had into our 2013 Hockey season.

Brendan Du Preez Vice-Captain 2013

Back row: T. Fundira , M. Ribiero, K. Vincent. Front row: T. Smith (Captain), Mr. N. Chirewa (Teacher in Charge), S. Mahomed.

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Back row: T. Fundira,K. Vincent. Front row: T. Smith (Captain), Mr. N. Chirewa (Teacher in Charge), M. Ribeiro.

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The festival had come to an end, the boys had done the

BACK ROW: P. Lindsay, I. Bhagoo, M. Rossi, G. King, K. Hopper, T. Kirby, B. Evans, S. Bellini-Martin, K. Bicknell. FRONT ROW: B. Moyo, N. Naik, B. du Preez, Mr. R. Nel (Teacher in Charge), J. Murray (Captain), Mr. N. Milner (Teacher in Charge),

3rd & 4th Teams

2nd Team Hockey

The 3rd Team: M. Lad (Captain), N. Bruk-Jackson (Vice Captain), T. Curle, T. Hodgson, C. Horsely, T. Mawerera, T. Munyanyi, Z. Omarshah, K. Patel, P. Patel, D. Smith, M. Sylvester, D. Williams, F. Zvinavashe.

S. Du Preez, T. Parirenyatwa.

The 4th Team: R. Marais (Captain), M. Jellicoe (Vice Captain), F. Adam, M. Al-Khalil, R. Duncan, J. Fleming, S. Hook, P. Naik, R. Tavaguta, K. Van Ruiten, R. Vyas, S. Xu. The season commenced with both teams travelling to Peterhouse. The morale was high as players anticipated wins. Our opponents, however, were very competitive and emerged the winners. 3rd team lost 2-4 and 4th team also lost, 0-2. Keyur Patel was outstanding in the 3rds-game, though, as he persistently attacked the Peterhouse goals and scored for us.

Results: Grasfontein lost 3-0 Penryn lost 2-1 Woodridge lost 4-0 St Alban’s lost 3-0 St Stitian’s lost 3-0 St Benedict’s won 2-1

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College proud and flown the Zimbabwean flag high. All the boys had left their mark, Michael Rossi being voted by the captains as the player of the festival for St John’s and Bongani Moyo being voted as the most improved player. These are just a few of the players who represented the College with honour and pride. A mention must go to Stuart du Preez who came along with an injury he sustained just before the tour; he did the stats willingly for every game.

St John’s Magazine 2013

The day arrived for our first official game of 1st team Hockey tour for 2013; it was scheduled to be a night game against Penryn which was a new experience for many in the team. The game was hard fought and we lost 2 goals to 1. We put the result behind us knowing we had much more to offer. We then went on to play Woodridge, St Alban’s the hosts and St Stithians losing these encounters narrowly. We then went into our final game with our heads held high knowing we were representing both our school and country with honour and pride. This was against St Benedict’s, and the boys pulled together and won an unforgettable 2-1 victory. We left the festival knowing we had left our mark, also knowing that our performances were the stand-outs among the three Zimbabwean schools taking part.

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1st Team Hockey Tour St John’s College 1st team took part in the St Alban’s 50th anniversary Hockey Festival in Pretoria during April. The whole pre-season had lead to this tour where we would face the top sides in South Africa. We knew we had a tough task ahead of us. We arrived at St Alban’s two days before the festival was scheduled to start, our preparation beginning with a couple of practices on the astroturf. Our first game on tour held the day before the festival was a warm-up game against Grasfontein. We took to the field with a very young inexperienced side mixed with a few experienced players.

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1st team that took part in the St Alban’s 50th Anniversary Festival: Jason Murray Stuart du Preez Brendan du Preez Nikhil Naik Tim Kirby Bongani Moyo Gary King Peter Lindsay Keegan Bicknell

Michael Rossi Brad Evans Stefan Bellini-Martin Kyle Hopper Imraan Bhagoo Trevor Smith Tinotenda Chitambo

The last reverse-fixture, against Peterhouse arrived. Again we went there. Unfortunately a lot of our more experienced players were not available as they were fasting. Still we honoured the fixture by taking with us whoever was able to go. We lost 1-7. In spite of this, our players were happy that they had participated and thanked Peterhouse for hosting us.

Going forward, we hope more schools will start to offer 3rd and 4th teams in 2014 to give our players more exposure to the game. In conclusion I would like to thank all the players and the coaches for their commitment to hockey. The Old Boys, Mark Hulbert and Nicholas Bain, occasionally came to our practices, and talked to the players. The teams appreciated their support.

Messrs P. Lindsay and B. Marriott (Coaches) Mr. S. Jirri (Master-in-charge)

Next, we played St. George’s on their home ‘turf’. Our boys gave it their best, regardless of the 0-1 and 0-2 losses for the 3rd and 4th teams respectively. Our defenders; Lad, Sylvester and Xu should be commended for their relentless interceptions of the opposition build-ups in the circle.

BACK ROW: T. Mazhude, R. Harley, N. Mahomed, K. Vincent. FRONT ROW: D. Wijers, P. Bera, J. Perlman (Captain), Mr. R. Nel (Teacher in Charge), K. Franklin, E. Byrom, M. Berens.

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For the reverse-fixture, St. George’s came to us. Our players showed excellent sportsmanship in all aspects of the game as the 3rd team drew 1-1 and the 4ths lost narrowly 0-1 in the dying minutes. Hodgson showed his bravery in the goals, kicking and punching the frequent and fiery balls that he faced.

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The festival had come to an end, the boys had done the

BACK ROW: P. Lindsay, I. Bhagoo, M. Rossi, G. King, K. Hopper, T. Kirby, B. Evans, S. Bellini-Martin, K. Bicknell. FRONT ROW: B. Moyo, N. Naik, B. du Preez, Mr. R. Nel (Teacher in Charge), J. Murray (Captain), Mr. N. Milner (Teacher in Charge),

3rd & 4th Teams

2nd Team Hockey

The 3rd Team: M. Lad (Captain), N. Bruk-Jackson (Vice Captain), T. Curle, T. Hodgson, C. Horsely, T. Mawerera, T. Munyanyi, Z. Omarshah, K. Patel, P. Patel, D. Smith, M. Sylvester, D. Williams, F. Zvinavashe.

S. Du Preez, T. Parirenyatwa.

The 4th Team: R. Marais (Captain), M. Jellicoe (Vice Captain), F. Adam, M. Al-Khalil, R. Duncan, J. Fleming, S. Hook, P. Naik, R. Tavaguta, K. Van Ruiten, R. Vyas, S. Xu. The season commenced with both teams travelling to Peterhouse. The morale was high as players anticipated wins. Our opponents, however, were very competitive and emerged the winners. 3rd team lost 2-4 and 4th team also lost, 0-2. Keyur Patel was outstanding in the 3rds-game, though, as he persistently attacked the Peterhouse goals and scored for us.

Results: Grasfontein lost 3-0 Penryn lost 2-1 Woodridge lost 4-0 St Alban’s lost 3-0 St Stitian’s lost 3-0 St Benedict’s won 2-1

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College proud and flown the Zimbabwean flag high. All the boys had left their mark, Michael Rossi being voted by the captains as the player of the festival for St John’s and Bongani Moyo being voted as the most improved player. These are just a few of the players who represented the College with honour and pride. A mention must go to Stuart du Preez who came along with an injury he sustained just before the tour; he did the stats willingly for every game.

St John’s Magazine 2013

The day arrived for our first official game of 1st team Hockey tour for 2013; it was scheduled to be a night game against Penryn which was a new experience for many in the team. The game was hard fought and we lost 2 goals to 1. We put the result behind us knowing we had much more to offer. We then went on to play Woodridge, St Alban’s the hosts and St Stithians losing these encounters narrowly. We then went into our final game with our heads held high knowing we were representing both our school and country with honour and pride. This was against St Benedict’s, and the boys pulled together and won an unforgettable 2-1 victory. We left the festival knowing we had left our mark, also knowing that our performances were the stand-outs among the three Zimbabwean schools taking part.

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1st Team Hockey Tour St John’s College 1st team took part in the St Alban’s 50th anniversary Hockey Festival in Pretoria during April. The whole pre-season had lead to this tour where we would face the top sides in South Africa. We knew we had a tough task ahead of us. We arrived at St Alban’s two days before the festival was scheduled to start, our preparation beginning with a couple of practices on the astroturf. Our first game on tour held the day before the festival was a warm-up game against Grasfontein. We took to the field with a very young inexperienced side mixed with a few experienced players.

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1st team that took part in the St Alban’s 50th Anniversary Festival: Jason Murray Stuart du Preez Brendan du Preez Nikhil Naik Tim Kirby Bongani Moyo Gary King Peter Lindsay Keegan Bicknell

Michael Rossi Brad Evans Stefan Bellini-Martin Kyle Hopper Imraan Bhagoo Trevor Smith Tinotenda Chitambo

The last reverse-fixture, against Peterhouse arrived. Again we went there. Unfortunately a lot of our more experienced players were not available as they were fasting. Still we honoured the fixture by taking with us whoever was able to go. We lost 1-7. In spite of this, our players were happy that they had participated and thanked Peterhouse for hosting us.

Going forward, we hope more schools will start to offer 3rd and 4th teams in 2014 to give our players more exposure to the game. In conclusion I would like to thank all the players and the coaches for their commitment to hockey. The Old Boys, Mark Hulbert and Nicholas Bain, occasionally came to our practices, and talked to the players. The teams appreciated their support.

Messrs P. Lindsay and B. Marriott (Coaches) Mr. S. Jirri (Master-in-charge)

Next, we played St. George’s on their home ‘turf’. Our boys gave it their best, regardless of the 0-1 and 0-2 losses for the 3rd and 4th teams respectively. Our defenders; Lad, Sylvester and Xu should be commended for their relentless interceptions of the opposition build-ups in the circle.

BACK ROW: T. Mazhude, R. Harley, N. Mahomed, K. Vincent. FRONT ROW: D. Wijers, P. Bera, J. Perlman (Captain), Mr. R. Nel (Teacher in Charge), K. Franklin, E. Byrom, M. Berens.

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For the reverse-fixture, St. George’s came to us. Our players showed excellent sportsmanship in all aspects of the game as the 3rd team drew 1-1 and the 4ths lost narrowly 0-1 in the dying minutes. Hodgson showed his bravery in the goals, kicking and punching the frequent and fiery balls that he faced.

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St John’s Magazine 2013

The 2013 Rugby season was very stop-start and it was often hard to get any form of continuity or momentum going. This was disappointing for our team who put in a lot of hard work in pre-season training and had a very successful tour to St John’s Johannesburg Easter Festival. A number of the younger players stepped-up and excelled this year with the opportunity of practical game experience, which played a big part in the composition of the 2013 first team due to a number of the senior players having graduated in 2012. Following the St John’s Easter Festival, the team’s final preseason preparations moved on to three progressively tougher encounters at the Cottco Rugby Festival. We came away with two wins against Hillcrest and Vainona, and a very ill-disciplined performance with our team going down to Churchill. The first week of the full-season saw us taking on Kyle College at home, and comprised a new-look team with the return of a number of senior players who previously had other commitments. The newly-shaped team played extremely well against a dynamic Kyle team and came away with a wellearned 66-13 victory. This win gave the team the confidence and positive momentum to see them through the next week as we prepared to take on our bitter rivals, St. Georges College at the Provincial School Boy Trials. It seemed to be a repeat of our final tour game as we played better rugby creating opportunities, but failing to convert them into points. St. Georges on the other hand did convert the few opportunities that they created, and we lost 28 – 18. Despite the loss, 14 of our St John’s players went on to make the Mashonaland Provincial Teams for the National trials the following weekend. Five of our boys then went on to make the U-18 Craven Week Team and were definitely instrumental in a very successful outing for the National team. From here, the rest of the season was one of mixed fortunes for the team, with solid performances against Hellenic and CBC, winning 35 – 12 and 36 – 3 respectively. We also had

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two very hard fought victories against our old rivals where we managed to reverse the results of the previous season, beating both Prince Edward and Falcon College 10 -7 and 14 – 12 respectively. Our game against Peterhouse was a case of deja vu where again we played the better rugby for the greater part of the game, but could not finish the chances we created, while our opponents capitalised and converted their chances into points. This saw Peterhouse the eventual winners with a final score of 33 – 22 in one of the better games of school boy rugby played in a while. We then learned of early school closures, which meant that all teams were left with one game remaining in the season. At this point in time, the league was still wide open with the possibility of St. George’s, St John’s or Peterhouse, lifting the title depending on the result of the final fixtures of Prince Edward vs Peterhouse and St John’s vs St. Georges. There was everything to play for. For the St John’s Rams of 2013 however, the focus very quickly changed on the 16th of July as we learned of the tragic passing of one of the finest athletes to come out of the College and the country. Our heart and soul of the team, our team mate, our brother, Nicholas Burnett, passed away tragically in a car accident. The team showed such amazing strength as they grieved for our friend. Our final game was played as a Memorial game against St. George’s College, and everyone involved must be commended for an amazing tribute to Nick. Both schools put together a special demonstration of respect and sportsmanship, and St. George’s triumphed with a 41 – 11 victory.

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Overall we played 14 games this season including tour and Cottco, winning 9 and losing 5. It was a great privilege and honour to coach this group of young men who were always driven and committed during the training sessions and worked hard to achieve the results that they did. Looking back on this season, this team has a lot to be proud of.

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St John’s Magazine 2013

The 2013 Rugby season was very stop-start and it was often hard to get any form of continuity or momentum going. This was disappointing for our team who put in a lot of hard work in pre-season training and had a very successful tour to St John’s Johannesburg Easter Festival. A number of the younger players stepped-up and excelled this year with the opportunity of practical game experience, which played a big part in the composition of the 2013 first team due to a number of the senior players having graduated in 2012. Following the St John’s Easter Festival, the team’s final preseason preparations moved on to three progressively tougher encounters at the Cottco Rugby Festival. We came away with two wins against Hillcrest and Vainona, and a very ill-disciplined performance with our team going down to Churchill. The first week of the full-season saw us taking on Kyle College at home, and comprised a new-look team with the return of a number of senior players who previously had other commitments. The newly-shaped team played extremely well against a dynamic Kyle team and came away with a wellearned 66-13 victory. This win gave the team the confidence and positive momentum to see them through the next week as we prepared to take on our bitter rivals, St. Georges College at the Provincial School Boy Trials. It seemed to be a repeat of our final tour game as we played better rugby creating opportunities, but failing to convert them into points. St. Georges on the other hand did convert the few opportunities that they created, and we lost 28 – 18. Despite the loss, 14 of our St John’s players went on to make the Mashonaland Provincial Teams for the National trials the following weekend. Five of our boys then went on to make the U-18 Craven Week Team and were definitely instrumental in a very successful outing for the National team. From here, the rest of the season was one of mixed fortunes for the team, with solid performances against Hellenic and CBC, winning 35 – 12 and 36 – 3 respectively. We also had

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two very hard fought victories against our old rivals where we managed to reverse the results of the previous season, beating both Prince Edward and Falcon College 10 -7 and 14 – 12 respectively. Our game against Peterhouse was a case of deja vu where again we played the better rugby for the greater part of the game, but could not finish the chances we created, while our opponents capitalised and converted their chances into points. This saw Peterhouse the eventual winners with a final score of 33 – 22 in one of the better games of school boy rugby played in a while. We then learned of early school closures, which meant that all teams were left with one game remaining in the season. At this point in time, the league was still wide open with the possibility of St. George’s, St John’s or Peterhouse, lifting the title depending on the result of the final fixtures of Prince Edward vs Peterhouse and St John’s vs St. Georges. There was everything to play for. For the St John’s Rams of 2013 however, the focus very quickly changed on the 16th of July as we learned of the tragic passing of one of the finest athletes to come out of the College and the country. Our heart and soul of the team, our team mate, our brother, Nicholas Burnett, passed away tragically in a car accident. The team showed such amazing strength as they grieved for our friend. Our final game was played as a Memorial game against St. George’s College, and everyone involved must be commended for an amazing tribute to Nick. Both schools put together a special demonstration of respect and sportsmanship, and St. George’s triumphed with a 41 – 11 victory.

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Overall we played 14 games this season including tour and Cottco, winning 9 and losing 5. It was a great privilege and honour to coach this group of young men who were always driven and committed during the training sessions and worked hard to achieve the results that they did. Looking back on this season, this team has a lot to be proud of.

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Other U15 rugby players who represented the U15A’s during the season: Brain, Chivayo, Garnett, Harrison, Hodgson, Kadungure, Kambarani, Kloppers, Lister, Likukuma, Mazivhanga, Mawuwa, Nindi, Ruck, Van Oudtshoorn, White The U15’s, as a group, were a very committed and dedicated rugby unit. The U15C team, despite having no matches in the year, faithfully attended every single practice and never ‘bunked’ a fitness session. Individuals such as Brown, Chipiro, Curle, Van Gend, Nyawayi are to be highly commended. More specifically, the U15A’s had an interesting season. In the first half of the term, they suffered a 6-15 defeat to St George’s and a very heavy loss to an impressive Falcon unit. The big loss against Falcon was particularly demoralizing, but to the great credit of the boys themselves and the assisting coaching staff, the unit never gave in, and continued to persevere and to be more resolute in attempting to turn the season around. The fitness sessions, in an effort to strengthen their character and their physicality continued. An enhanced focus for players to execute all the set pieces, and other aspects of loose play, with precision, attention to detail and thoroughness, began and such an ethic became part of the culture of the team. The perseverance and change in culture was not in vain. On the eve of half term, the U15A played Peterhouse, a team that had beaten Falcon, winning, by a whisker, 6-5. It was the only Junior team to win, a tremendous victory, and thoroughly enjoyed by all involved. The excitement and buzz about the Peterhouse victory resulted in other talented U15 rugby players joining the group. These players had to prove they really wanted to play rugby and had to demonstrate commitment, humility and selflessness before being selected for the U15A side. To their great credit they did, and their inclusion, by the last match of the season, resulted in a more skilled and talented side taking to the field for the memorable second encounter against St George’s. And what a match it turned out to be! Playing a St George’s team that had never lost a match, the SJC U15A’s led almost entirely throughout the game. Only in the very last minute did it fail to secure the line and so lost 23-27. Kadungure’s superb place kicking and an incredible performance by the forwards were the fundamental reasons for the admirable performance. The forwards 50m line out maul, which resulted in a try, will live long in the memory of the players! Despite the loss, the side showed tremendous character and culture to be so competitive and it was a fine way to end the season.

in his line out throwing and effective and mobile in the loose. Savo was a find of the season and became a permanent and important player in the scrum. He enjoys the confrontation of rugby and will be a player of the future. R Smith and S Harrison had to demonstrate why exactly they were A team players and were placed under pressure, but to their great credit, both raised their performance. The development and guts of players such as Ndoro and Mhaka was a joy to behold. Davenport’s faithful execution of the simple roles of a scrum half was also pleasing. Finally, Eeson, who at fullback, is a class player, superb under the high ball. His performances seemed to indicate he wasn’t an U15 rugby player, but rather a Super 15 player! Martin is an exceptionally talented player and one to watch in the future.

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Front Row: C. Sinclair, G. Rorke, Mr. B. Rademeyer (Manager), B. Zwart, J. Swan (Captain), Mr. M. Madziva (Assistant Coach), T. Chadwick, R. Gona. Absent: Mr. G. Hewitt (Coach)

Regular U15A representatives: Annandale (Captain), Bunting-Galloway, Butau, Davenport, Eeson, Harrison, Lindsay-White, Macray, McGaw, Mhaka, Moyo, Ndoro, Onorati (Vice-Captain), Savo, Smith, Trail

In closing, a few brief mentions of individuals. Annandale was committed throughout the season and led by his actions. Onorati was superb in his role as hooker, accurate and precise

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‘You can’t give, you can’t go gentle, you got to rage against the dying of the LIGHT’

Back Row: B. Naude, S. Coles, B. Bunting-Galloway, H. Joscelyne, T. Parirenyatwa, C. Bond, S. Snater, R. Zwart. Middle Row: T. Matthews, T. Cochrane, H. Joscelyne, K. Burger, E. Snyman, D. Cruger, T. Mutizwa, R. WIlson.

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Graham Wilkinson, a lock from the legendary unbeaten SJC 1st XV of 2007, was a superb coach, exemplifying, in all he did the faithfulness and commitment required of players. Ken Moores assisted in the fitness and coaching in the second half of the season and was instrumental in the creation of a more resolute and courageous culture amongst the U15 rugby players. The school is sincerely appreciative of their contributions to this unit.

Mr. J. B. Oldreive U15A Rugby 2013

7 A-side There was only one 7’s tournament this year, nevertheless, our boys were committed to ensuring that St John’s College continued to dominate the seven a-side game at the Peterhouse 7’s. The team applied themselves well in the week of training before the tournament and quickly adjusted to the patterns and structures required for this format of the game. In the pool stages, we started well with two convincing wins, 21-7 against Prince Edward and 28 – 14 against St. George’s. In our 3rd pool game, a lapse of concentration in the final minute allowed Peterhouse to run in 2 soft tries, resulting in the team going down narrowly 14 – 20. This slight setback meant we had to beat Lomagundi College in our final pool game in order to progress to the final. The team came out firing from the first whistle and scored with a resounding 28 – 5 win to set-up a showdown with Prince Edward again in the final. This game was a great exhibition of patience and sticking to our defensive structure as we continuously pushed Prince Edward back and often behind their try line as they tried to breach our defence. In attack, our silky skills ensured we got the ball to Sean Coles who was just too quick for the defence scoring all 3 tries as St John’s won a well deserved 21 – 5 to be crowned the Peterhouse 7’s Champions for 2013.

Gary Hewitt 1st Team Head Coach

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Other U15 rugby players who represented the U15A’s during the season: Brain, Chivayo, Garnett, Harrison, Hodgson, Kadungure, Kambarani, Kloppers, Lister, Likukuma, Mazivhanga, Mawuwa, Nindi, Ruck, Van Oudtshoorn, White The U15’s, as a group, were a very committed and dedicated rugby unit. The U15C team, despite having no matches in the year, faithfully attended every single practice and never ‘bunked’ a fitness session. Individuals such as Brown, Chipiro, Curle, Van Gend, Nyawayi are to be highly commended. More specifically, the U15A’s had an interesting season. In the first half of the term, they suffered a 6-15 defeat to St George’s and a very heavy loss to an impressive Falcon unit. The big loss against Falcon was particularly demoralizing, but to the great credit of the boys themselves and the assisting coaching staff, the unit never gave in, and continued to persevere and to be more resolute in attempting to turn the season around. The fitness sessions, in an effort to strengthen their character and their physicality continued. An enhanced focus for players to execute all the set pieces, and other aspects of loose play, with precision, attention to detail and thoroughness, began and such an ethic became part of the culture of the team. The perseverance and change in culture was not in vain. On the eve of half term, the U15A played Peterhouse, a team that had beaten Falcon, winning, by a whisker, 6-5. It was the only Junior team to win, a tremendous victory, and thoroughly enjoyed by all involved. The excitement and buzz about the Peterhouse victory resulted in other talented U15 rugby players joining the group. These players had to prove they really wanted to play rugby and had to demonstrate commitment, humility and selflessness before being selected for the U15A side. To their great credit they did, and their inclusion, by the last match of the season, resulted in a more skilled and talented side taking to the field for the memorable second encounter against St George’s. And what a match it turned out to be! Playing a St George’s team that had never lost a match, the SJC U15A’s led almost entirely throughout the game. Only in the very last minute did it fail to secure the line and so lost 23-27. Kadungure’s superb place kicking and an incredible performance by the forwards were the fundamental reasons for the admirable performance. The forwards 50m line out maul, which resulted in a try, will live long in the memory of the players! Despite the loss, the side showed tremendous character and culture to be so competitive and it was a fine way to end the season.

in his line out throwing and effective and mobile in the loose. Savo was a find of the season and became a permanent and important player in the scrum. He enjoys the confrontation of rugby and will be a player of the future. R Smith and S Harrison had to demonstrate why exactly they were A team players and were placed under pressure, but to their great credit, both raised their performance. The development and guts of players such as Ndoro and Mhaka was a joy to behold. Davenport’s faithful execution of the simple roles of a scrum half was also pleasing. Finally, Eeson, who at fullback, is a class player, superb under the high ball. His performances seemed to indicate he wasn’t an U15 rugby player, but rather a Super 15 player! Martin is an exceptionally talented player and one to watch in the future.

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Front Row: C. Sinclair, G. Rorke, Mr. B. Rademeyer (Manager), B. Zwart, J. Swan (Captain), Mr. M. Madziva (Assistant Coach), T. Chadwick, R. Gona. Absent: Mr. G. Hewitt (Coach)

Regular U15A representatives: Annandale (Captain), Bunting-Galloway, Butau, Davenport, Eeson, Harrison, Lindsay-White, Macray, McGaw, Mhaka, Moyo, Ndoro, Onorati (Vice-Captain), Savo, Smith, Trail

In closing, a few brief mentions of individuals. Annandale was committed throughout the season and led by his actions. Onorati was superb in his role as hooker, accurate and precise

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‘You can’t give, you can’t go gentle, you got to rage against the dying of the LIGHT’

Back Row: B. Naude, S. Coles, B. Bunting-Galloway, H. Joscelyne, T. Parirenyatwa, C. Bond, S. Snater, R. Zwart. Middle Row: T. Matthews, T. Cochrane, H. Joscelyne, K. Burger, E. Snyman, D. Cruger, T. Mutizwa, R. WIlson.

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U15’s

1st Team Rugby

Graham Wilkinson, a lock from the legendary unbeaten SJC 1st XV of 2007, was a superb coach, exemplifying, in all he did the faithfulness and commitment required of players. Ken Moores assisted in the fitness and coaching in the second half of the season and was instrumental in the creation of a more resolute and courageous culture amongst the U15 rugby players. The school is sincerely appreciative of their contributions to this unit.

Mr. J. B. Oldreive U15A Rugby 2013

7 A-side There was only one 7’s tournament this year, nevertheless, our boys were committed to ensuring that St John’s College continued to dominate the seven a-side game at the Peterhouse 7’s. The team applied themselves well in the week of training before the tournament and quickly adjusted to the patterns and structures required for this format of the game. In the pool stages, we started well with two convincing wins, 21-7 against Prince Edward and 28 – 14 against St. George’s. In our 3rd pool game, a lapse of concentration in the final minute allowed Peterhouse to run in 2 soft tries, resulting in the team going down narrowly 14 – 20. This slight setback meant we had to beat Lomagundi College in our final pool game in order to progress to the final. The team came out firing from the first whistle and scored with a resounding 28 – 5 win to set-up a showdown with Prince Edward again in the final. This game was a great exhibition of patience and sticking to our defensive structure as we continuously pushed Prince Edward back and often behind their try line as they tried to breach our defence. In attack, our silky skills ensured we got the ball to Sean Coles who was just too quick for the defence scoring all 3 tries as St John’s won a well deserved 21 – 5 to be crowned the Peterhouse 7’s Champions for 2013.

Gary Hewitt 1st Team Head Coach

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Back row: A. Ciampi, T. Mutizwa, B. Crause, B. Passaportis, Z. Mayeka, T. Gapare, Z. Anderson, R. Deacon, D. Cruger, A. Tanner. Front row: W. Michell, T. Matthews, Mr. B. Rademeyer (Manager), Henry Joscelyne, Hugh Joscelyne, Mr. M. Madziva (Assistant Coach), S. Snater, R. Hutchings. Absent: S. MacDonald (Coach)

At the start of the season the boys were fired up and determined to win. A good game versus Lomagundi put the team on a high pedestal which would, the following week, be toppled by a determined Peterhouse side. Half-way through the season we played a touring Michaelhouse side and showed no mercy achieving a fantastic 6-0 win. This gave us a slight taste of what soccer outside the country may be like, and it is definitely a positive for the boys who will be playing against many more touring sides or touring in the near future. The team soldiered on through the season and attained a second place finish in the Northern Zone League which sent us to MCC for the Combined Zone Finals. Our semi-final game was against CBC who proved to be tough opponents, both mentally

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and physically. After conceding goals late in the second half we did our absolute best to level the score but luck just wasn’t on our side. The 3rd and 4th place play-off game proved to be a handful with us beating Falcon College 4 -0 and allowing us to finish 3rd in the country.

With a number of injuries plaguing the team, I was happy to see many boys step up and fulfil their roles accordingly, with special mention to the “Kikmyster” Kerapetsi who, despite being a fringe player at the beginning of the season, became a solid starting central defender for the first eleven.

St John’s Magazine 2013

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Soccer The 2013 Soccer season proved to be an interesting season indeed, considering it was our first time in the CHISZ Schools League. Our soccer training began late first term and we were privileged to have the iconic Norman Mapeza, former Zimbabwe Captain and Galatasaray player coach for the season. His experience began to show instantly after members of the team on our first practice session received the Legendary “Nutmeg/ window”. Boys learnt briskly that soccer was not an easy sport and that lots of work was needed in order for us to come out on top. Our pre-season games displayed the effort the boys put into becoming better players and with this we managed to draw with our arch rivals St. George’s College, the soccer power of the CHISZ League for many years.

St John’s Magazine 2013

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2nd Team Rugby

Our engine of the team and my Vice-Captain, Rufaro Mberi, never stopped running and worked hard throughout the season to become a pivotal member of the starting eleven. Our goal-scoring machine, Nigel “Sniper” Ndlovu, was our team’s most outstanding player. All the breathtaking goals and beautiful pieces of play this season most certainly made memories to last a lifetime.

I hope the boys can emulate and better our results from this past season and I wish next year’s Captain and players all the best for years to come.

Takudzwa Kasukuwere Captain

Rugby Referees 1st Team Soccer

Back row: M. Chitsinde, M. Mazambani, N. Mukorombindo, N. Ndlovu, H. Matarutse, T. Chikoto, K. Setoboli, T. Mutizwa, R. Kazembe, Back row: B. Hall, T. Hodgson, C. Burger, G. Divaris, J. Harrison, T. Mpofu, J. Hammond.

Front row: J. Flemming, B. Turk, T. Kirby, Mr. J. Davies, C. Sinclair (Captain), Mr. T. Case (Teacher in Charge), B. Evans, E. Byrom.

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N. Mbiba, A. Sithole, A. Rwodzi.

Front row: D. Nachipo, M. Seremani, M. Timba, Mr. S. Chikanda (Manager), T. Kasukuwere (Captain), Mr. N. Milner (Teacher in Charge), R. Mberi (Vice Captain), T. Kwaramba, S. Mushauri.

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Back row: A. Ciampi, T. Mutizwa, B. Crause, B. Passaportis, Z. Mayeka, T. Gapare, Z. Anderson, R. Deacon, D. Cruger, A. Tanner. Front row: W. Michell, T. Matthews, Mr. B. Rademeyer (Manager), Henry Joscelyne, Hugh Joscelyne, Mr. M. Madziva (Assistant Coach), S. Snater, R. Hutchings. Absent: S. MacDonald (Coach)

At the start of the season the boys were fired up and determined to win. A good game versus Lomagundi put the team on a high pedestal which would, the following week, be toppled by a determined Peterhouse side. Half-way through the season we played a touring Michaelhouse side and showed no mercy achieving a fantastic 6-0 win. This gave us a slight taste of what soccer outside the country may be like, and it is definitely a positive for the boys who will be playing against many more touring sides or touring in the near future. The team soldiered on through the season and attained a second place finish in the Northern Zone League which sent us to MCC for the Combined Zone Finals. Our semi-final game was against CBC who proved to be tough opponents, both mentally

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and physically. After conceding goals late in the second half we did our absolute best to level the score but luck just wasn’t on our side. The 3rd and 4th place play-off game proved to be a handful with us beating Falcon College 4 -0 and allowing us to finish 3rd in the country.

With a number of injuries plaguing the team, I was happy to see many boys step up and fulfil their roles accordingly, with special mention to the “Kikmyster” Kerapetsi who, despite being a fringe player at the beginning of the season, became a solid starting central defender for the first eleven.

St John’s Magazine 2013

Sports Reports

Soccer The 2013 Soccer season proved to be an interesting season indeed, considering it was our first time in the CHISZ Schools League. Our soccer training began late first term and we were privileged to have the iconic Norman Mapeza, former Zimbabwe Captain and Galatasaray player coach for the season. His experience began to show instantly after members of the team on our first practice session received the Legendary “Nutmeg/ window”. Boys learnt briskly that soccer was not an easy sport and that lots of work was needed in order for us to come out on top. Our pre-season games displayed the effort the boys put into becoming better players and with this we managed to draw with our arch rivals St. George’s College, the soccer power of the CHISZ League for many years.

St John’s Magazine 2013

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2nd Team Rugby

Our engine of the team and my Vice-Captain, Rufaro Mberi, never stopped running and worked hard throughout the season to become a pivotal member of the starting eleven. Our goal-scoring machine, Nigel “Sniper” Ndlovu, was our team’s most outstanding player. All the breathtaking goals and beautiful pieces of play this season most certainly made memories to last a lifetime.

I hope the boys can emulate and better our results from this past season and I wish next year’s Captain and players all the best for years to come.

Takudzwa Kasukuwere Captain

Rugby Referees 1st Team Soccer

Back row: M. Chitsinde, M. Mazambani, N. Mukorombindo, N. Ndlovu, H. Matarutse, T. Chikoto, K. Setoboli, T. Mutizwa, R. Kazembe, Back row: B. Hall, T. Hodgson, C. Burger, G. Divaris, J. Harrison, T. Mpofu, J. Hammond.

Front row: J. Flemming, B. Turk, T. Kirby, Mr. J. Davies, C. Sinclair (Captain), Mr. T. Case (Teacher in Charge), B. Evans, E. Byrom.

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N. Mbiba, A. Sithole, A. Rwodzi.

Front row: D. Nachipo, M. Seremani, M. Timba, Mr. S. Chikanda (Manager), T. Kasukuwere (Captain), Mr. N. Milner (Teacher in Charge), R. Mberi (Vice Captain), T. Kwaramba, S. Mushauri.

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Modern day Soccer is more than just individual talent. It is the implementation of team work during practice as well as in matches. The U14 squad started off with 30 players when the sport was introduced this year but numbers have since dwindled. Coaching staff now have to work with a small core of players and build upon this talent base.

A good display of football was shown by the St John’s boys against St George’s College, but all the hard work and commitment did not produce goals and we ended losing by a single goal. Convincing wins were recorded against Westridge and Lomagundi Schools.

Training sessions focus on the fundamentals of ball control and getting into space to create opportunities for delivering and receiving good passes. As this was a new discipline at the College, the boys did not play as many games as they would have liked during the season. When they did have a fixture to play however, they put into practice what they had learnt. In total they won two games and lost three. The coaching staff wishes the team members well as they graduate to the U15 age group and hope that they will use the fundamentals they acquired to enhance their skills.

Team and individual performance improved as the season progressed. Not having played many matches during the term, the boys were not able to realise their full potential, but showed plenty of determination and went through the season losing two matches out of five. We had to play in House matches against other age groups to complement the few games we had during the season. Special mention goes to Mudiwa Shoniwa for scoring two hat tricks during the season and to Harley Matarutse and Momin Sirdar, who were promoted to the first team halfway through the season. Credit goes to the two captains, Innocent Hakulandaba (1st half of term) and Samuel Tapera (2nd half of term) for their quality leadership and being considerate team players. It was a pleasure to be in charge of a disciplined committed bunch of boys, who enjoyed and played the game in the true spirit of it. I wish them all the best in the future.

RESULTS

This year has seen our ladder increase with many Form Ones slotting into positions. It has also seen movement with challenge matches every week. With so many new Form Ones we have entered a team in the 5th League and the boys gave a very good account of themselves by winning this league against five other schools. In 2013 we were runners up in the 1st League, beaten by only two points. Our B side was moved up to the 1st League as they came first in the 2nd League last year. Our C team won 3rd league by ten points from Peterhouse C. Our D side was promoted to the 3rd league having won the 4th league last year. As stated previously, our E team won the 5th league. Nine of our players were selected to play for Zimbabwe in the Inter-provincial tournaments in South Africa this year, which must be a record. Bryn Turk was also selected to play for Zimbabwe in the All Africa squash Championships in Namibia.

We have seen an increase in boys coming from the Prep School who play a good game of squash. This is due largely to our coach Admire Magwaza, who has a thriving section and ladder. Admire, currently the number two in the country, also coaches our College boys and has raised the level of skill significantly. This year’s Captain, Dustin Sheehan, and Vice Captain Jonathan Whitaker have done a sterling job organising sides efficiently. Court 2 has been renovated with new LED lights and a new floor and walls so we now have new floors on all courts. Our thanks go to Mr. R. Fox for his input and to all the boys who contributed to a successful year.

Mr J. Roscoe Teacher in charge Squash

PLAYERS Cyril Mpofu. Mudiwa Bosha. Paul Buta. Anotida Ntine. Makanaka Timba. Darell Muneringi. Timothy Nyika. Ralph Mangondoza. Liam Boymer. Nigel Mushure. Troy Kadiki. Christian Kasukuwere. Simba Wazara. Troy Matiza. Ulukile Setaboli. Dustin Pike. Keith Mashinya. Uwais Patel.

C. Stewart Coach

1st Team Squash

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As it was the maiden Soccer season for St John’s College, the under 16 team made a brilliant start to the term with a convincing win over Lomagundi College. Mudiwa Shoniwa was outstanding, scoring a hat trick. A tough and competitive fixture against Peterhouse followed and we played to a one all draw, with St John’s conceding a goal late in the second half.

Squash

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U16A’s

Vs. Lomagundi won 5-0 Vs. Peterhouse drew 1-1 Vs. St Georges lost 1-0 Vs. Westridge won 8-4 Vs. Prince Edward lost 2-0

TEAM MEMBERS T. Chirara. T. Gomba. I. Hakulandaba. M. Kadziyanike. M. Karimshah. W. Khalpey. E. Magumise. T. Masenda. H. Matarutse. N. Moyo. M. Mpisaunga. K. Mtasa. L. Mwamuka. M.T. Shonhiwa. M. Shoniwa. K. Singano. M. Sirdar. S. Tapera. (Captain) T. Vinyu. M. Wazara.

Mr D. Mutendera Coach

Back row: B. Turk, J. Whitaker, R. Tenkrooden, K. Franklin. Front row: Mr. J. Roscoe (Coach), D. Sheehan (Captain), Mr. R. Fox (Teacher in Charge)

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Modern day Soccer is more than just individual talent. It is the implementation of team work during practice as well as in matches. The U14 squad started off with 30 players when the sport was introduced this year but numbers have since dwindled. Coaching staff now have to work with a small core of players and build upon this talent base.

A good display of football was shown by the St John’s boys against St George’s College, but all the hard work and commitment did not produce goals and we ended losing by a single goal. Convincing wins were recorded against Westridge and Lomagundi Schools.

Training sessions focus on the fundamentals of ball control and getting into space to create opportunities for delivering and receiving good passes. As this was a new discipline at the College, the boys did not play as many games as they would have liked during the season. When they did have a fixture to play however, they put into practice what they had learnt. In total they won two games and lost three. The coaching staff wishes the team members well as they graduate to the U15 age group and hope that they will use the fundamentals they acquired to enhance their skills.

Team and individual performance improved as the season progressed. Not having played many matches during the term, the boys were not able to realise their full potential, but showed plenty of determination and went through the season losing two matches out of five. We had to play in House matches against other age groups to complement the few games we had during the season. Special mention goes to Mudiwa Shoniwa for scoring two hat tricks during the season and to Harley Matarutse and Momin Sirdar, who were promoted to the first team halfway through the season. Credit goes to the two captains, Innocent Hakulandaba (1st half of term) and Samuel Tapera (2nd half of term) for their quality leadership and being considerate team players. It was a pleasure to be in charge of a disciplined committed bunch of boys, who enjoyed and played the game in the true spirit of it. I wish them all the best in the future.

RESULTS

This year has seen our ladder increase with many Form Ones slotting into positions. It has also seen movement with challenge matches every week. With so many new Form Ones we have entered a team in the 5th League and the boys gave a very good account of themselves by winning this league against five other schools. In 2013 we were runners up in the 1st League, beaten by only two points. Our B side was moved up to the 1st League as they came first in the 2nd League last year. Our C team won 3rd league by ten points from Peterhouse C. Our D side was promoted to the 3rd league having won the 4th league last year. As stated previously, our E team won the 5th league. Nine of our players were selected to play for Zimbabwe in the Inter-provincial tournaments in South Africa this year, which must be a record. Bryn Turk was also selected to play for Zimbabwe in the All Africa squash Championships in Namibia.

We have seen an increase in boys coming from the Prep School who play a good game of squash. This is due largely to our coach Admire Magwaza, who has a thriving section and ladder. Admire, currently the number two in the country, also coaches our College boys and has raised the level of skill significantly. This year’s Captain, Dustin Sheehan, and Vice Captain Jonathan Whitaker have done a sterling job organising sides efficiently. Court 2 has been renovated with new LED lights and a new floor and walls so we now have new floors on all courts. Our thanks go to Mr. R. Fox for his input and to all the boys who contributed to a successful year.

Mr J. Roscoe Teacher in charge Squash

PLAYERS Cyril Mpofu. Mudiwa Bosha. Paul Buta. Anotida Ntine. Makanaka Timba. Darell Muneringi. Timothy Nyika. Ralph Mangondoza. Liam Boymer. Nigel Mushure. Troy Kadiki. Christian Kasukuwere. Simba Wazara. Troy Matiza. Ulukile Setaboli. Dustin Pike. Keith Mashinya. Uwais Patel.

C. Stewart Coach

1st Team Squash

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As it was the maiden Soccer season for St John’s College, the under 16 team made a brilliant start to the term with a convincing win over Lomagundi College. Mudiwa Shoniwa was outstanding, scoring a hat trick. A tough and competitive fixture against Peterhouse followed and we played to a one all draw, with St John’s conceding a goal late in the second half.

Squash

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U16A’s

Vs. Lomagundi won 5-0 Vs. Peterhouse drew 1-1 Vs. St Georges lost 1-0 Vs. Westridge won 8-4 Vs. Prince Edward lost 2-0

TEAM MEMBERS T. Chirara. T. Gomba. I. Hakulandaba. M. Kadziyanike. M. Karimshah. W. Khalpey. E. Magumise. T. Masenda. H. Matarutse. N. Moyo. M. Mpisaunga. K. Mtasa. L. Mwamuka. M.T. Shonhiwa. M. Shoniwa. K. Singano. M. Sirdar. S. Tapera. (Captain) T. Vinyu. M. Wazara.

Mr D. Mutendera Coach

Back row: B. Turk, J. Whitaker, R. Tenkrooden, K. Franklin. Front row: Mr. J. Roscoe (Coach), D. Sheehan (Captain), Mr. R. Fox (Teacher in Charge)

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1st Team Tennis

Niall Crowley

The final term started well with a victory in the individual gala held at St. George’s, but unfortunately narrowly missed out on winning the relay gala, with the prestigious Inter-Schools Gala just around the corner. When the time came, the boys did extremely well. They showed the highest level of pride and spirit in every race. This was apparent by the comprehensive victory finishing 70 points clear of our closest competitor. I hope that the swimmers of 2014 are able to retain the trophies for a third year. Congratulations to all the boys who have the honour of representing the Provincial and National side – Aidan Onorati, Chase Onorati and Ryan Rusch. Finally, I would like to thank Mrs Conradie, Mr Case and Mr

Swimming Team

This year as Captain of the First Team Tennis has been nothing but an honour and a privilege. The year began with a close encounter with our bitter rivals St George’s which was abandoned in the end due to the relentless rain and then followed by a tough fixture against Prince Edward which ended in a loss. Throughout the course of both seasons the effort and dedication shown by Mr Ant Fynn and Mr Hovelmeier, has been amazing and the team of 2013 would like to thank them. Tennis may be an individual sport but the strength of a team itself is what really makes a team strong and I believe that the team as a whole was a strong unit full of pride and determination. This was certainly shown in our Mim Du Toit semi - final match against Prince Edward. Every point was fought for and every member of the team gave it their all even though in the end our opponents came out on top. We left knowing that we tried our hardest. The year did not go by without some difficulty, however, as a couple of our regular first team members encountered severe injuries which left them out for the rest of the season. Mr Fynn and Mr Hovelmeier found worthy replacements and much of our end of term success is down to their belief in the newer players. I would like to congratulate Mandla Seremani on his appointment as First Team Captain for 2014 and I wish him all the best.

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Wright for their commitment and the tireless effort that they have put into the team, to make us all be the best we can be.

St John’s Magazine 2013

Overall, 2013 has been another successful year for the Swimming team. We were unbeaten in the three galas that took place in the 1st term, under our inspirational captain Nick Burnett.

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Swimming

N. Naik Captain

1st Team Tennis

Back row: G. Divaris, T. Matthews, R. Wilson, P. Clinton, H. Joscelyne, K. Burger, T. Chadwick, T. Lindsay-White, N. Burger, A. Burnett, C. Burger. Third Row: R. Hodgson, D. Williams, R. Marais, K. Franklin, B. Crause, J. Kloppers, H. Joscelyne, T. Gapare, R. Calton, C. Clayton-Howe. Second Row: J. Burger, D. Agiotis, N. Crowley (Captain), Mr. P. Wright, Mrs. S. Conradie (Teacher in Charge), Mr. T. Case (Coach), B. Fox, Z. Anderson. Front row: C. Horsley, L. Burnett, R. Rusch, I. Kloppers, A. Onorati, T. Reid, C. Onorati, D. Dorward.

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Back row: P. Lindsay, B. Naude, C. Sinclair, M. Seremani, A. Chikanda, R. Tenkrooden. Front row: M. Ribeiro (Manager), B. Du Preez, J. Murray, Mr. N. Hovelmeier (Teacher in Charge), N. Naik (Captain), Mr. A. Finn (Coach), R. Hutchings, S. Du Preez, D. Smith.

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1st Team Tennis

Niall Crowley

The final term started well with a victory in the individual gala held at St. George’s, but unfortunately narrowly missed out on winning the relay gala, with the prestigious Inter-Schools Gala just around the corner. When the time came, the boys did extremely well. They showed the highest level of pride and spirit in every race. This was apparent by the comprehensive victory finishing 70 points clear of our closest competitor. I hope that the swimmers of 2014 are able to retain the trophies for a third year. Congratulations to all the boys who have the honour of representing the Provincial and National side – Aidan Onorati, Chase Onorati and Ryan Rusch. Finally, I would like to thank Mrs Conradie, Mr Case and Mr

Swimming Team

This year as Captain of the First Team Tennis has been nothing but an honour and a privilege. The year began with a close encounter with our bitter rivals St George’s which was abandoned in the end due to the relentless rain and then followed by a tough fixture against Prince Edward which ended in a loss. Throughout the course of both seasons the effort and dedication shown by Mr Ant Fynn and Mr Hovelmeier, has been amazing and the team of 2013 would like to thank them. Tennis may be an individual sport but the strength of a team itself is what really makes a team strong and I believe that the team as a whole was a strong unit full of pride and determination. This was certainly shown in our Mim Du Toit semi - final match against Prince Edward. Every point was fought for and every member of the team gave it their all even though in the end our opponents came out on top. We left knowing that we tried our hardest. The year did not go by without some difficulty, however, as a couple of our regular first team members encountered severe injuries which left them out for the rest of the season. Mr Fynn and Mr Hovelmeier found worthy replacements and much of our end of term success is down to their belief in the newer players. I would like to congratulate Mandla Seremani on his appointment as First Team Captain for 2014 and I wish him all the best.

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Wright for their commitment and the tireless effort that they have put into the team, to make us all be the best we can be.

St John’s Magazine 2013

Overall, 2013 has been another successful year for the Swimming team. We were unbeaten in the three galas that took place in the 1st term, under our inspirational captain Nick Burnett.

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Swimming

N. Naik Captain

1st Team Tennis

Back row: G. Divaris, T. Matthews, R. Wilson, P. Clinton, H. Joscelyne, K. Burger, T. Chadwick, T. Lindsay-White, N. Burger, A. Burnett, C. Burger. Third Row: R. Hodgson, D. Williams, R. Marais, K. Franklin, B. Crause, J. Kloppers, H. Joscelyne, T. Gapare, R. Calton, C. Clayton-Howe. Second Row: J. Burger, D. Agiotis, N. Crowley (Captain), Mr. P. Wright, Mrs. S. Conradie (Teacher in Charge), Mr. T. Case (Coach), B. Fox, Z. Anderson. Front row: C. Horsley, L. Burnett, R. Rusch, I. Kloppers, A. Onorati, T. Reid, C. Onorati, D. Dorward.

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Back row: P. Lindsay, B. Naude, C. Sinclair, M. Seremani, A. Chikanda, R. Tenkrooden. Front row: M. Ribeiro (Manager), B. Du Preez, J. Murray, Mr. N. Hovelmeier (Teacher in Charge), N. Naik (Captain), Mr. A. Finn (Coach), R. Hutchings, S. Du Preez, D. Smith.

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This has been a most enjoyable group of boys to work with.

R. Atkinson / C. Nel

TEAM

T Kadungure D Trivedy T Beattie M Garnett D White

R Hodgson A Mugadza M Lindsay N Macray S French A Chibvmushure P Chiwetu

U15A Results TERM 1 11/1/13 18/1/13 25/1/13 1/2/13 8/2/13

St George’s College Peterhouse Boys School Chisipite Girls School Prince Edward School Watershed College

Rained off Won 5-2 Won 10-2 Won 7-5 Canceled

TERM 3 13/9/13 St George’s College 20/9/13 Peterhouse Boys School 27/9/13 Chisipite Girls School 4/10/13 Prince Edward School 11/10/13 Watershed College

Lost 4-8 Won 12-0 Drew 6-6 Lost 4-8 Won 9-3

U14’s Tennis U14A L. Hounsell; K. Tenkrooden; K. Smith; E. Van Rooyen; C. Butler; G. Dollar; K. Blyth-Wood; T. Chumuka

U14B R. Jameson; R. Stewart; J. Bichard; M. Roscoe; S. McKinnon; S. Buchanan; S. Ndoro; D. Chaipa; T. Mureyi Reserves: R. Patel; U. Setaboli; M. Chareka; E. Khosa and F. Deacon

Report Our U14 A team is the strongest the school has had in five years. Not only has the team won all its matches, it has done so convincingly with a 12-0 victory in all matches. This team is set to go far.

help us improve, as well as my teammates and the Management. Hopefully next year’s team will surpass this year’s performance. The following is a table of first team results for the season:

Dylan Ndengu Captain

Opposition

M Bobat M Karimshah C Van Gend T Mahlanza S Nindi J Maridadi

Second term, however, proved to be very difficult for the team as performance levels dropped due to losing members of the team to the winter sports. I would like to thank our coach Mr. Masiyiwa for his efforts to

U15B Results TERM 1 11/1/13 18/1/13 25/1/13 1/2/13 8/2/13

It was a challenging year for the Rams Volleyball side. The season started with a difficult match against Peterhouse in which the team lost 1 – 2, but a couple of weeks later we played St. George’s at their home and managed to outclass them by beating them 2 – 0. A notable achievement was making it through to the semi-finals of the St. George’s tournament, in which five of our players namely; D. Ndengu, T. Tande, A. Rusakaniko, P. Chiketsani, and N. Ndlovu were selected for the ATS National Volleyball team. In addition to this, the team managed to reach the quarter final in the Arundel tournament in second term.

TEAM

T Harrison B Hall D Mc Gaw R Hodgson A Mugadza

1st Team Volleyball

Eaglesvale School Gateway High School Chisipite Girl’s School Hellenic Academy Lomagundi College

Rained Off Won 11-1 Lost 4-8 Lost 0-12 Won 8-4

Eaglesvale School Gateway High School Chisipite Girl’s School Hellenic Academy Lomagundi College

Lost 2-10 Lost 5-7 Won 11-1 Lost 1-11 Lost 3-7

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This team has been very ‘fluid’ – with much jostling for positions in the team. Although not very successful in terms of winning matches they have been a wonderfully enthusiastic group of boys. Next year they should focus on improving their ball skills and directing their energy into winning strategies on the court.

Played

Won

Lost

Peterhouse 2 2 St. George’s 2 1 1 South Eastern College 1 1 Vainona 1 1 C.B.C 1 1 Churchill 1 1 H.I.S 1 1 Dzivarasekwa (I) 1 1 Cornway College 1 1 Prince Edward 1 1 Mufakose High (2) 1 1 Allan Wilson 1 1

1st Team Volleyball

St John’s Magazine 2013

This team has enjoyed a fair amount of success this year, more so in the first term than in the third term. They generally play well together and are supportive of one another but they lack the killer instinct that will improve their win rate. I would urge them to develop a more determined approach to their game plan in order to succeed.

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U15A Tennis

TERM 3 13/9/13 20/9/13 27/9/13 4/10/13 11/10/13

The B team has won all their matches bar two. Considering that our B team plays against the A teams of their opponents, they too are a force to be reckoned with. It goes without saying that excellent results require organisation and hard-work. We would like to congratulate both teams for a great season and thank most sincerely, the coaches, Mr. R. Sprake and Miss C. Bewhay for their dedication and support. To the U14 team, Miss Bewhay and I wish you continued success.

Mrs M. Mukotsanjera Teacher in Charge

Back row: N. Ngorima, P. Chiketsani, H. Berry, N. Ndlovu, A. Mahomed, K. Mungwariri, S. Solanki. Front row: T. Masiyiwa, M. Zographos, D. Ndengu (Captain), Mr. A. Masiyiwa (Teacher in Charge), T. Tande (Vice Captain), A. Rusakaniko.

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This has been a most enjoyable group of boys to work with.

R. Atkinson / C. Nel

TEAM

T Kadungure D Trivedy T Beattie M Garnett D White

R Hodgson A Mugadza M Lindsay N Macray S French A Chibvmushure P Chiwetu

U15A Results TERM 1 11/1/13 18/1/13 25/1/13 1/2/13 8/2/13

St George’s College Peterhouse Boys School Chisipite Girls School Prince Edward School Watershed College

Rained off Won 5-2 Won 10-2 Won 7-5 Canceled

TERM 3 13/9/13 St George’s College 20/9/13 Peterhouse Boys School 27/9/13 Chisipite Girls School 4/10/13 Prince Edward School 11/10/13 Watershed College

Lost 4-8 Won 12-0 Drew 6-6 Lost 4-8 Won 9-3

U14’s Tennis U14A L. Hounsell; K. Tenkrooden; K. Smith; E. Van Rooyen; C. Butler; G. Dollar; K. Blyth-Wood; T. Chumuka

U14B R. Jameson; R. Stewart; J. Bichard; M. Roscoe; S. McKinnon; S. Buchanan; S. Ndoro; D. Chaipa; T. Mureyi Reserves: R. Patel; U. Setaboli; M. Chareka; E. Khosa and F. Deacon

Report Our U14 A team is the strongest the school has had in five years. Not only has the team won all its matches, it has done so convincingly with a 12-0 victory in all matches. This team is set to go far.

help us improve, as well as my teammates and the Management. Hopefully next year’s team will surpass this year’s performance. The following is a table of first team results for the season:

Dylan Ndengu Captain

Opposition

M Bobat M Karimshah C Van Gend T Mahlanza S Nindi J Maridadi

Second term, however, proved to be very difficult for the team as performance levels dropped due to losing members of the team to the winter sports. I would like to thank our coach Mr. Masiyiwa for his efforts to

U15B Results TERM 1 11/1/13 18/1/13 25/1/13 1/2/13 8/2/13

It was a challenging year for the Rams Volleyball side. The season started with a difficult match against Peterhouse in which the team lost 1 – 2, but a couple of weeks later we played St. George’s at their home and managed to outclass them by beating them 2 – 0. A notable achievement was making it through to the semi-finals of the St. George’s tournament, in which five of our players namely; D. Ndengu, T. Tande, A. Rusakaniko, P. Chiketsani, and N. Ndlovu were selected for the ATS National Volleyball team. In addition to this, the team managed to reach the quarter final in the Arundel tournament in second term.

TEAM

T Harrison B Hall D Mc Gaw R Hodgson A Mugadza

1st Team Volleyball

Eaglesvale School Gateway High School Chisipite Girl’s School Hellenic Academy Lomagundi College

Rained Off Won 11-1 Lost 4-8 Lost 0-12 Won 8-4

Eaglesvale School Gateway High School Chisipite Girl’s School Hellenic Academy Lomagundi College

Lost 2-10 Lost 5-7 Won 11-1 Lost 1-11 Lost 3-7

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This team has been very ‘fluid’ – with much jostling for positions in the team. Although not very successful in terms of winning matches they have been a wonderfully enthusiastic group of boys. Next year they should focus on improving their ball skills and directing their energy into winning strategies on the court.

Played

Won

Lost

Peterhouse 2 2 St. George’s 2 1 1 South Eastern College 1 1 Vainona 1 1 C.B.C 1 1 Churchill 1 1 H.I.S 1 1 Dzivarasekwa (I) 1 1 Cornway College 1 1 Prince Edward 1 1 Mufakose High (2) 1 1 Allan Wilson 1 1

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This team has enjoyed a fair amount of success this year, more so in the first term than in the third term. They generally play well together and are supportive of one another but they lack the killer instinct that will improve their win rate. I would urge them to develop a more determined approach to their game plan in order to succeed.

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TERM 3 13/9/13 20/9/13 27/9/13 4/10/13 11/10/13

The B team has won all their matches bar two. Considering that our B team plays against the A teams of their opponents, they too are a force to be reckoned with. It goes without saying that excellent results require organisation and hard-work. We would like to congratulate both teams for a great season and thank most sincerely, the coaches, Mr. R. Sprake and Miss C. Bewhay for their dedication and support. To the U14 team, Miss Bewhay and I wish you continued success.

Mrs M. Mukotsanjera Teacher in Charge

Back row: N. Ngorima, P. Chiketsani, H. Berry, N. Ndlovu, A. Mahomed, K. Mungwariri, S. Solanki. Front row: T. Masiyiwa, M. Zographos, D. Ndengu (Captain), Mr. A. Masiyiwa (Teacher in Charge), T. Tande (Vice Captain), A. Rusakaniko.

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This year the U16A Volleyball team had an outstanding undefeated season. Some of our results are as follows:

Game versus: St. George’s Peterhouse H.I.S

Result Won Won Won

The team played with great spirit and determination throughout the season. They never missed practice sessions and worked hard to improve their skills.

Matthew Wazara

Score

Captain

2-0 2–1 2-0

Waterpolo

At the start of 2013, the whole team was eager to achieve more than any other Waterpolo side at St John’s had ever achieved. This goal setting and determination lead to the unbeaten season in the first term where we won all the silver wear: namely the Bruce Kennedy, Author Gower and Grant Tiley. We beat our rivals Saint George’s by a record 17-3 on one weekend in first term. A game I will never forget! But more than the victories, we created some strong bonds that I feel will last us a lifetime. I have some of the fondest memories with “the buggers” and we learnt so much more than just Waterpolo. We learnt some valuable life lessons from our coach and each other that I believe will come in handy in our futures. The third term proved to be a lot more challenging. After proving our place at the top of the log, Hellenic and Falcon were hungry to steal that position from us. Juggling our time between school and Waterpolo training proved to be very difficult. Our first tournament in Bulawayo was a nail biting final against Falcon where Glynne Rorke managed to score a half way goal in the last 20 seconds of the game to win it! I will

never forget that feeling: simply incredible. Unfortunately, as I remember it, that was our last weekend of quality Waterpolo. In the Crusader Shield, pressure and expectations seemed to get the better of us and we played a rather poor game of Waterpolo, but such is life. This ended our unbeaten streak and our failure to snatch the Crusader Shield from Falcon College. I feel that we lost for a reason, and that loss has made the members of the Waterpolo team better men. To be humble in victory, but gracious in defeat is a quality that defines true men. Well done to Bart Zwart for being nominated the best Waterpolo player of 2013, very well deserved. Well done to Glynne Rorke, Bart Zwart, Brett Fox and Niall Crowley for being selected for U19 Zimbabwe Waterpolo. A big thank you and farewell to our coach Mr. Knox who has been with some of us for four years. And finally, thank you to all the First Team players who made my final year at school so memorable. Good luck for 2014!

Thomas Chadwick Captain

This year opened the door for a long-awaited Waterpolo tour. The U/16 age group offered a team, which took part in the Inaugural U/16 Boys festival, which will continue to take place annually at Michaelhouse School in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The tour came about through an invitation offered early in the year. The tour was a huge success. The tour was managed by Neil Elliot and coached by Steven Macdonald. The team played some of the top Waterpolo schools in South Africa. We won 1, drew 1 and lost 4 matches. The main intention of the tour was to send a young team for future development.

Mark Knox Farewell

Mark Knox has been a pillar of strength in Waterpolo at St John’s College. It is with great sadness that we bid farewell and thank him for all his effort and tireless giving to the boys and Waterpolo. His good humour and positive charisma will be sorely missed. Mark and his wife Tarryn must be thanked for all their time and input into the College.

The second team this year fared well under the leadership of their team Captain, Henry Joscelyne. The team played consistently throughout the year. The main competition was 1st team schools, Prince Edward and Peterhouse.

On behalf of the boys and St John’s Waterpolo, we salute you Mark and we hope to see you ‘poolside’ soon.

Zimbabwe selections take place after each major festival played in the 3rd term.

‘The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people’

Zimbabwe selections for 2013 are as follows :

Mr N. Elliot

We leave you with this quote by Theodore Roosevelt

Master in Charge 2013 U/19 representatives for 2013 – B. Zwart, G. Rorke, T. Chadwick, B. Fox, N. Crowley U/17 representatives for 2013 – T. Smith, A. Burnett U/16 representatives for 2013 – A. Onorati, T. Reid, G. Shepherd, R. Rusch, R. Hounsell

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is the Crusader shield. This year, it was St John’s privilege to host this prestigious festival. The team was defeated narrowly in a nail-biting match by our newly-contesting rivals Hellenic Academy. The final match of the tournament was St John’s vs Falcon. If St John’s won, they would be crowned the Crusader shield champions for 2013. Falcon played very well and managed to beat our team. Our final position this year was 3rd place, runners up being Hellenic Academy and the winners for 2013, Falcon College.

St John’s Magazine 2013

Our U16 team is very promising and constantly strives for success. If the team keeps improving then there surely will be a bright future in Volleyball.

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U16’s Volleyball

The squad consisted of Matthew Wazara, Innocent Hakulandaba, Njabulo Moyo, Thabiso Masenda, Mudiwa Shoniwa, Ray Kazembe, Munyaradzi Murapa, Tafadzwa Vinyu, Mufaro Mpisaunga, Webster Chirambasukwa and Nyasha Mkaronda

Waterpolo continues to grow as a sport at the College. At U/15 level, a total of 48 boys joined to take part this year. The development of the sport is exciting and the popularity evergrowing. The weekly Friday fixtures always offer an exciting opportunity for parents to see their sons take part and show off their new skill and talent.

The Waterpolo Parents’ Committee, chaired by Mr Pete Chadwick, offered support to waterpolo development this year. The parents support the College with catering, supply of team ‘kit’, balls and other equipment. A huge thank you must go to Pete and the Parents’ Committee of 2013. I would like to record my thanks to, Mr Rhett Annanadale and Mrs Jamini Parbhoo for their input and tireless support during the year.

1st Team Waterpolo The year as usual was competitive and exciting. It has been great to see the enthusiasm and commitment of these boys throughout the whole year. I would like to thank our Captain, Thomas Chadwick for his consistent effort and work rate. He is a fine example and has done well as 1st team Captain over the past two years at the College. There was never a moment when he failed to lead from the front and give 100 % of himself. In the 1st half of the year, the team won all the major festivals, namely : The Bruce Kennedy, Arthur Gower, Grant Tilley. In the third term the Invitational Festival was played for the first time as the ‘Zwart’ Invitational and hosted by Falcon College. This was won by St John’s College. The most fiercely contested trophy in Zimbabwe waterpolo

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This year the U16A Volleyball team had an outstanding undefeated season. Some of our results are as follows:

Game versus: St. George’s Peterhouse H.I.S

Result Won Won Won

The team played with great spirit and determination throughout the season. They never missed practice sessions and worked hard to improve their skills.

Matthew Wazara

Score

Captain

2-0 2–1 2-0

Waterpolo

At the start of 2013, the whole team was eager to achieve more than any other Waterpolo side at St John’s had ever achieved. This goal setting and determination lead to the unbeaten season in the first term where we won all the silver wear: namely the Bruce Kennedy, Author Gower and Grant Tiley. We beat our rivals Saint George’s by a record 17-3 on one weekend in first term. A game I will never forget! But more than the victories, we created some strong bonds that I feel will last us a lifetime. I have some of the fondest memories with “the buggers” and we learnt so much more than just Waterpolo. We learnt some valuable life lessons from our coach and each other that I believe will come in handy in our futures. The third term proved to be a lot more challenging. After proving our place at the top of the log, Hellenic and Falcon were hungry to steal that position from us. Juggling our time between school and Waterpolo training proved to be very difficult. Our first tournament in Bulawayo was a nail biting final against Falcon where Glynne Rorke managed to score a half way goal in the last 20 seconds of the game to win it! I will

never forget that feeling: simply incredible. Unfortunately, as I remember it, that was our last weekend of quality Waterpolo. In the Crusader Shield, pressure and expectations seemed to get the better of us and we played a rather poor game of Waterpolo, but such is life. This ended our unbeaten streak and our failure to snatch the Crusader Shield from Falcon College. I feel that we lost for a reason, and that loss has made the members of the Waterpolo team better men. To be humble in victory, but gracious in defeat is a quality that defines true men. Well done to Bart Zwart for being nominated the best Waterpolo player of 2013, very well deserved. Well done to Glynne Rorke, Bart Zwart, Brett Fox and Niall Crowley for being selected for U19 Zimbabwe Waterpolo. A big thank you and farewell to our coach Mr. Knox who has been with some of us for four years. And finally, thank you to all the First Team players who made my final year at school so memorable. Good luck for 2014!

Thomas Chadwick Captain

This year opened the door for a long-awaited Waterpolo tour. The U/16 age group offered a team, which took part in the Inaugural U/16 Boys festival, which will continue to take place annually at Michaelhouse School in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The tour came about through an invitation offered early in the year. The tour was a huge success. The tour was managed by Neil Elliot and coached by Steven Macdonald. The team played some of the top Waterpolo schools in South Africa. We won 1, drew 1 and lost 4 matches. The main intention of the tour was to send a young team for future development.

Mark Knox Farewell

Mark Knox has been a pillar of strength in Waterpolo at St John’s College. It is with great sadness that we bid farewell and thank him for all his effort and tireless giving to the boys and Waterpolo. His good humour and positive charisma will be sorely missed. Mark and his wife Tarryn must be thanked for all their time and input into the College.

The second team this year fared well under the leadership of their team Captain, Henry Joscelyne. The team played consistently throughout the year. The main competition was 1st team schools, Prince Edward and Peterhouse.

On behalf of the boys and St John’s Waterpolo, we salute you Mark and we hope to see you ‘poolside’ soon.

Zimbabwe selections take place after each major festival played in the 3rd term.

‘The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people’

Zimbabwe selections for 2013 are as follows :

Mr N. Elliot

We leave you with this quote by Theodore Roosevelt

Master in Charge 2013 U/19 representatives for 2013 – B. Zwart, G. Rorke, T. Chadwick, B. Fox, N. Crowley U/17 representatives for 2013 – T. Smith, A. Burnett U/16 representatives for 2013 – A. Onorati, T. Reid, G. Shepherd, R. Rusch, R. Hounsell

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is the Crusader shield. This year, it was St John’s privilege to host this prestigious festival. The team was defeated narrowly in a nail-biting match by our newly-contesting rivals Hellenic Academy. The final match of the tournament was St John’s vs Falcon. If St John’s won, they would be crowned the Crusader shield champions for 2013. Falcon played very well and managed to beat our team. Our final position this year was 3rd place, runners up being Hellenic Academy and the winners for 2013, Falcon College.

St John’s Magazine 2013

Our U16 team is very promising and constantly strives for success. If the team keeps improving then there surely will be a bright future in Volleyball.

Sports Reports

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U16’s Volleyball

The squad consisted of Matthew Wazara, Innocent Hakulandaba, Njabulo Moyo, Thabiso Masenda, Mudiwa Shoniwa, Ray Kazembe, Munyaradzi Murapa, Tafadzwa Vinyu, Mufaro Mpisaunga, Webster Chirambasukwa and Nyasha Mkaronda

Waterpolo continues to grow as a sport at the College. At U/15 level, a total of 48 boys joined to take part this year. The development of the sport is exciting and the popularity evergrowing. The weekly Friday fixtures always offer an exciting opportunity for parents to see their sons take part and show off their new skill and talent.

The Waterpolo Parents’ Committee, chaired by Mr Pete Chadwick, offered support to waterpolo development this year. The parents support the College with catering, supply of team ‘kit’, balls and other equipment. A huge thank you must go to Pete and the Parents’ Committee of 2013. I would like to record my thanks to, Mr Rhett Annanadale and Mrs Jamini Parbhoo for their input and tireless support during the year.

1st Team Waterpolo The year as usual was competitive and exciting. It has been great to see the enthusiasm and commitment of these boys throughout the whole year. I would like to thank our Captain, Thomas Chadwick for his consistent effort and work rate. He is a fine example and has done well as 1st team Captain over the past two years at the College. There was never a moment when he failed to lead from the front and give 100 % of himself. In the 1st half of the year, the team won all the major festivals, namely : The Bruce Kennedy, Arthur Gower, Grant Tilley. In the third term the Invitational Festival was played for the first time as the ‘Zwart’ Invitational and hosted by Falcon College. This was won by St John’s College. The most fiercely contested trophy in Zimbabwe waterpolo

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Back row: J. Swan, J. Kloppers, B. Fox, B. Crause, D. Agiotis. Front row: W. Michell, T. Cochrane, G. Rorke, T. Chadwick (Captain), Mr. M. Knox (Coach), B. Zwart (Vice Captain), N. Crowley. St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magazine 2013

Zimbabwe National Representatives

(Water Polo and Rugby), Mr. W. Annandale, B. Zwart (Water Polo), G. Rorke (Water Polo), B. Du Preez (Hockey), S. Mahmed (Golf), S. Snater (Cricket), S. Coles (Rugby Sevens). second row: K. Patel (Squash), A. Burnett (Swimming), D. Williams (Triathlon), P. Lindsay (Hockey), W. Annesley (Shooting), D. Balneaves (Fishing), C. Scallan (Triathlon, Cycling), J. Waller (Shooting), M. Rossi (Hockey). Front row: M. Davenport (Shooting), J. Hammond (Rugby), M. Roscoe (Squash), R. Jameson (Rugby), M. Chareka (Rugby), T. Evans (Rugby), D. Pike (Rugby).

third row: K. Burger (Sevens Rugby), D. Sheehan (Squash), J. Murray (Hockey), J. Swan (Rugby Sevens), G. King (Athletics, Cricket, Hockey), S. Du Preez (Hockey), R. Gona (Rugby, Basketball), T. Chadwick

T. Mapurisa (Basketball), J. Nyabadza (Basketball), K. Vincent (Golf), K. Muleya (Basketball), B. Fox (Water Polo), M. Mushauri (Basketball), E. Byrom (Cricket).

FoUrth row: B. Crause (Waterpolo), R. Zwart (Waterpolo), D. Smith (Fishing), M. Seremani (Tennis), T. Smith (Golf), T. Parirenyatwa (Basketball), G. Divaris (Rugby), A. Ciampi (Rugby),

T. Makamure (Dance Sport), R. Murray (Cricket), A. Onorati (Swimming), R. Rusch (Swimming), C. Onorati (Swimming), B. Evans (Cricket, Hockey), K. Hopper (Cricket, Hockey).

Back row: S. Bellini-Martin (Hockey), J. Kloppers (Waterpolo), K. Franklin (Squash), M. Lad (Squash), K. Hinde (Rowing), J. Thomas (Motocross), D. Pascoe (IJSO), B. Turk (Squash), L. Butler (Cricket),

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Back row: J. Swan, J. Kloppers, B. Fox, B. Crause, D. Agiotis. Front row: W. Michell, T. Cochrane, G. Rorke, T. Chadwick (Captain), Mr. M. Knox (Coach), B. Zwart (Vice Captain), N. Crowley. St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magazine 2013

Zimbabwe National Representatives

(Water Polo and Rugby), Mr. W. Annandale, B. Zwart (Water Polo), G. Rorke (Water Polo), B. Du Preez (Hockey), S. Mahmed (Golf), S. Snater (Cricket), S. Coles (Rugby Sevens). second row: K. Patel (Squash), A. Burnett (Swimming), D. Williams (Triathlon), P. Lindsay (Hockey), W. Annesley (Shooting), D. Balneaves (Fishing), C. Scallan (Triathlon, Cycling), J. Waller (Shooting), M. Rossi (Hockey). Front row: M. Davenport (Shooting), J. Hammond (Rugby), M. Roscoe (Squash), R. Jameson (Rugby), M. Chareka (Rugby), T. Evans (Rugby), D. Pike (Rugby).

third row: K. Burger (Sevens Rugby), D. Sheehan (Squash), J. Murray (Hockey), J. Swan (Rugby Sevens), G. King (Athletics, Cricket, Hockey), S. Du Preez (Hockey), R. Gona (Rugby, Basketball), T. Chadwick

T. Mapurisa (Basketball), J. Nyabadza (Basketball), K. Vincent (Golf), K. Muleya (Basketball), B. Fox (Water Polo), M. Mushauri (Basketball), E. Byrom (Cricket).

FoUrth row: B. Crause (Waterpolo), R. Zwart (Waterpolo), D. Smith (Fishing), M. Seremani (Tennis), T. Smith (Golf), T. Parirenyatwa (Basketball), G. Divaris (Rugby), A. Ciampi (Rugby),

T. Makamure (Dance Sport), R. Murray (Cricket), A. Onorati (Swimming), R. Rusch (Swimming), C. Onorati (Swimming), B. Evans (Cricket, Hockey), K. Hopper (Cricket, Hockey).

Back row: S. Bellini-Martin (Hockey), J. Kloppers (Waterpolo), K. Franklin (Squash), M. Lad (Squash), K. Hinde (Rowing), J. Thomas (Motocross), D. Pascoe (IJSO), B. Turk (Squash), L. Butler (Cricket),

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Leavers Dance

Mr W. Annandale, T. Mugova (Deputy Headboy, Debate, Chess, Music, Ethnomusic), C. Sinclair (Head of Chimanimani), T. Parirenyatwa (Basketball, Head of Matopos), J. Swan (Rugby, Toastmasters), N. Khaminwa (Drama, Dance, Drum Major).

Front row: RN. Crowley (Swimming), D. Sheehan (Squash), R. Hutchings (Rugby Sevens), D. De Jong (Chairman Student Council), T. Chadwick (Headboy, Water Polo, President Student Council),

T. Kasukuwere (Soccer), T. Smith (Golf), R. Easterbrook (Art), A. Patel (Bridge).

Back row: S. Coles (Athletics), L. Jellicoe (Library), N. Naik (Tennis), B. Chihota (Interact), M. Mbudzi (Quiz), T. Mutizwa (Nyanga Deputy Head), T. Tande (Choirs), S. Raja (MUN). MIDDLE row: M. Ribeiro (Secretary, Student Council), J. Murray (Hockey, Cricket), D. Ndengu (Volleyball), J. Whitaker (Pipe band), B. Masekesa (Contemporary Music, Music Prefect),

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Mr W. Annandale, T. Mugova (Deputy Headboy, Debate, Chess, Music, Ethnomusic), C. Sinclair (Head of Chimanimani), T. Parirenyatwa (Basketball, Head of Matopos), J. Swan (Rugby, Toastmasters), N. Khaminwa (Drama, Dance, Drum Major).

Front row: RN. Crowley (Swimming), D. Sheehan (Squash), R. Hutchings (Rugby Sevens), D. De Jong (Chairman Student Council), T. Chadwick (Headboy, Water Polo, President Student Council),

T. Kasukuwere (Soccer), T. Smith (Golf), R. Easterbrook (Art), A. Patel (Bridge).

Back row: S. Coles (Athletics), L. Jellicoe (Library), N. Naik (Tennis), B. Chihota (Interact), M. Mbudzi (Quiz), T. Mutizwa (Nyanga Deputy Head), T. Tande (Choirs), S. Raja (MUN). MIDDLE row: M. Ribeiro (Secretary, Student Council), J. Murray (Hockey, Cricket), D. Ndengu (Volleyball), J. Whitaker (Pipe band), B. Masekesa (Contemporary Music, Music Prefect),

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In Memory of

Nicholas John Burnett 28.6.95 – 16.7.2013 Nicholas John Burnett died on Tuesday 16 July 2013 at The Trauma Centre, Harare after sustaining lifethreatening injuries from a car accident. He was 18 years old. Nic, as he was fondly known was born on 28 June, 1995 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He attended Gateway Junior School and went on to complete his senior school studies at St John’s College. Nic was an Upper 6 student and a dedicated sportsman and was hoping to play rugby in Ireland at the end of his final year at the College. Nic, a Zimbabwean National swimmer, had just been selected to represent Zimbabwe in the FINA 4th World Junior Swimming Championships held in Dubai, UAE. Sadly, owing to his untimely death he was unable to go. Nic was also the College’s top swimmer and captained the College swimming team which had won all their swimming meets for the past year.

Kai Franco (left) 1994 - 2013 Leaver of 2012

Lindinkhosi Machiri 1994 - 2013 Leaver of 2012

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Lindi. This young student of the IB Diploma programme 2011-2012 will be remembered at the College for her bravery and determination. She overcame illness to sit her examinations at the end of 2012 and was successful. She was due to leave for university but passed away suddenly after a brief illness. She will be remembered by her peers and teachers for her courage and caring attitude.

Mark Wright (right) 1994 - 2013 Leaver of 2012 It was with profound shock and sadness that the College community received the news of the untimely passing of Mark Wright, Class of 2012. Mark was a respected College Prefect and Captain of the 7’s Rugby. He was also an excellent role model for every College student. Our prayers of support go out to his family and to his parents, Hugh and Debbie. Mark will be remembered forever by the men in green and white.

Nic also played for the College’s 1st Team Rugby squad. As one of the College’s top rugby players, he was selected and represented Zimbabwe Schools Under 18, at the 2013 Craven Week Under 18 Rugby Festival in Polokwane, South Africa. A great achievement for any young man. A unique person, Nic was also very funny, and enjoyed playing practical jokes on his friends. Nic was a loyal friend. He has been and will always be missed greatly, not only by his family, but also by his close friends at the College. Nicholas is survived by his parents, John and Dawn and his three younger brothers Aiden, Liam and Connor. Nic’s funeral took place at Celebration Centre followed by a grave side internment on Sunday 21 July 2013. Mr. P. Wright / S. Coles

Dean Butchart 1995 - 2012 Leaver of 2012

A brief dedication of the memorial to Dean Butchart was held in the third term. This beautiful and peaceful fountain is situated outside the Sixth Form Study Centre.


In Memory of

Nicholas John Burnett 28.6.95 – 16.7.2013 Nicholas John Burnett died on Tuesday 16 July 2013 at The Trauma Centre, Harare after sustaining lifethreatening injuries from a car accident. He was 18 years old. Nic, as he was fondly known was born on 28 June, 1995 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He attended Gateway Junior School and went on to complete his senior school studies at St John’s College. Nic was an Upper 6 student and a dedicated sportsman and was hoping to play rugby in Ireland at the end of his final year at the College. Nic, a Zimbabwean National swimmer, had just been selected to represent Zimbabwe in the FINA 4th World Junior Swimming Championships held in Dubai, UAE. Sadly, owing to his untimely death he was unable to go. Nic was also the College’s top swimmer and captained the College swimming team which had won all their swimming meets for the past year.

Kai Franco (left) 1994 - 2013 Leaver of 2012

Lindinkhosi Machiri 1994 - 2013 Leaver of 2012

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Lindi. This young student of the IB Diploma programme 2011-2012 will be remembered at the College for her bravery and determination. She overcame illness to sit her examinations at the end of 2012 and was successful. She was due to leave for university but passed away suddenly after a brief illness. She will be remembered by her peers and teachers for her courage and caring attitude.

Mark Wright (right) 1994 - 2013 Leaver of 2012 It was with profound shock and sadness that the College community received the news of the untimely passing of Mark Wright, Class of 2012. Mark was a respected College Prefect and Captain of the 7’s Rugby. He was also an excellent role model for every College student. Our prayers of support go out to his family and to his parents, Hugh and Debbie. Mark will be remembered forever by the men in green and white.

Nic also played for the College’s 1st Team Rugby squad. As one of the College’s top rugby players, he was selected and represented Zimbabwe Schools Under 18, at the 2013 Craven Week Under 18 Rugby Festival in Polokwane, South Africa. A great achievement for any young man. A unique person, Nic was also very funny, and enjoyed playing practical jokes on his friends. Nic was a loyal friend. He has been and will always be missed greatly, not only by his family, but also by his close friends at the College. Nicholas is survived by his parents, John and Dawn and his three younger brothers Aiden, Liam and Connor. Nic’s funeral took place at Celebration Centre followed by a grave side internment on Sunday 21 July 2013. Mr. P. Wright / S. Coles

Dean Butchart 1995 - 2012 Leaver of 2012

A brief dedication of the memorial to Dean Butchart was held in the third term. This beautiful and peaceful fountain is situated outside the Sixth Form Study Centre.


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