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Maritzburg College Newsletter #27 2nd September 2011


Providing a balanced, internationally competitive education for each of our boys


Inter-House Athletics

Champs day results: 1 2 3 4 5

Nathans Stalkers Oxlands Clarks Langleys

Pics by: JC Grobler Sphume Mashiyane

Nicholsons cup relay: 1 2 3 4 5

Nathans Oxlands Stalkers Langleys Clarks

U14 Championship athlete: R Vermaak U15 Championship athlete: L Sibiya U16 Championship athlete: J Conradie U17 Championship athlete: B Jasson U19 Victor Ludorum: L Sithole Best individual performance of the day: L Sibiya for his High Jump 1,78m - 930 on ABSA Points scale. We would like to thank Mrs Mtshali for handing out the trophies.
















2011 LEAVERS’ BALL After much feverish preparation and lots of assistance provided by Sue Calmeyer and a band of moms led by Edi Macdonald, the second 6th Form Leavers’ Ball held at the school in recent times, took place on Friday 26 August in the Alan Paton Hall. The décor based on The Great Gatsby novel drew gasps of admiration from all, and the three-course meal provided by Heather Lawson of Granny Mac’s, met with everyone’s absolute approval! Thala Msutu, who chaired the organising committee, is to be congratulated on his efforts. The experiment of holding this function at school seems to be working and we think the experience gained will be built on in the future. Ron Jury

DEBATING A Sewrathan and E Shaik, (who both participated in the KZN competition,) were awarded top speaker awards at the Finals which were held at Varsity College. E Shaikh was the 5th best speaker in the Seniors (out of a total of 80) while A Sewrathan was the best top speaker out of about 80 speakers .

Response from the Etiquette Lessons Dear Graham, Just to mention that I am delighted College have Mrs Gill Champion doing etiquette classes with the boys. Please know that I think it is of huge benefit for our boys. I hope this happens every year and that my son who will be in 5th Form next will be exposed to this form of social etiquette. Thank you College for furthering the boys education in life not just academics and sport. Best regards Crystal Mac Nicol


German Exchange Tour 2011 KURTLYN MANNIKAM (FORM 4H)

MY FAMILY The family I lived with in Germany were strangely similar to the family I have back home in South Africa. They were very friendly and made me feel at home from the moment I landed. Every one of them are sporty and love nature. We did lots of fun stuff together and shared a lot of experiences with each other. We went to places like the Tree climbing park in Tittling, and to their farm which was 50km from Pocking. I will remember and miss most, the meals that we had together sitting around the table making jokes and sharing the days experiences.

My German Family

THE TOUR IN GENERAL The tour was by far the best experience of my life, I met lots of great people and visited breath- taking cities and towns. The boys impressed with their amazing sporting abilities and the girls with their patience and hospitality. I personally enjoyed everything on the programme but will have to single out the sports activities as my favourite. I also enjoyed the castles and cathedrals which where a big eye opener for me. This tour was just what I needed because it got me thinking out the box. The experience I gained was immense.

Places visited: • Munich Olympic Stadium • BMW Factory • Bernard Langer Golf Course • Youth Hostel – Rothenburg • Aidenbach – visited many Churches • Passau • Austria and many more… Middle Age Castle in Austria

JUDO Three College boys, Jordan Koekemoer, Byron van der Merwe and Kenny van Romburgh, recently returned from the World Cadet Judo Championships in Kiev, Ukraine and were awarded their Junior Protea Colours for representing South Africa at this event. The competition was extremely tough with competitors from 55 Countries around the world participating and no less that 40 competitors participating in each weight category. All of the SA team members were eliminated in the first round, however the international experience and training gained was invaluable and will no doubt benefit these young boys in the future. Well done lads.

SHARKSMART Maritzburg College received their Schools of Excellence accreditation last year and have now retained that status in 2011. "It's rewarding to see schools completing their accreditation criteria as early as this stage in the third term," said Discovery SharkSmart director Glen Hagemann. "It shows that these schools are serious about playing a positive and proactive part in dealing with the major lifestyle and health issues covered by the programme. One of the accreditation criteria requires the school to sign a pledge dealing with the fight against the use of banned steroids and stimulants, both at a personal and at a sporting level. The support for the policy document on nutritional guidelines and the rejection of banned drugs has been outstanding, and proves that the leadership of these schools want to stamp out the surge of illegal drug use at their schools." "It’s been two in a row for us now and we look forward to being a part of things again next year," said Steve Botha of Maritzburg College. "We definitely see the benefits of being involved in the programme and its certainly one we’re proud to be aligned with." "It’s been a combination of all the various aspects of the programme which have culminated into the results we are seeing, I don’t think there has been one single aspect which stands out as having had a greater influence on the boys than the rest. It’s been a combination of everything," said Botha.

SOCCER College played their fixture against Glenwood this Saturday at the College grounds. The games were played in great spirit. The final game of the day was played between the first teams. The crowd was not to be disappointed when, deep into the first half, the College keeper kicked a high ball which was followed up by young Bandile Shandu. The Glenwood keeper was caught napping when the ball went over his head, and Shandu finished off with a header. Soon thereafter, the ref noticed a bit of rough play in the College box which resulted in a penalty. Glenwood capitalised, and the score was level at 1 goal each. That was also the half time score. A very exciting second half ensued, and one could have been watching a game of tennis. Late in the second half, Lebohang Letele from College sealed Glenwood’s fate when he scored a blinder past the Glenwood keeper to win the game for College at 2-1. Results: vs Linpark 1st 16A 15A 14A

won drew won won

4-1 1-1 4-0 1-0

vs Alexandra (Pic by JC Grobler)

1st 2nd

lost won

16A 16B

lost 1-3 drew 2-2

15A 15B 15C

won won won

1-0 2-1 9-0

14A 14B 14C

won won won

3-0 3-1 12-1

1-0 3-2

vs Glenwood 1st won 2-1 2nd lost 0-1 rd 3 lost 0-1 16A 16B 16C 16D

lost won won lost

1-3 6-0 3-1 1-3

Pic: Phiweyo Hlope in the midfield (pics by JC Grobler)

15A 15B 15C 15D

won lost won won

2-1 1-3 3-0 3-1

14A 14B 14C 14D 14E

won won lost won won

2-1 3-0 0-2 3-1 6-1

Staff Vacancies Vacant posts w.e.f. 1.01.2012 English Home Language Grades 8-12 Mathematics Grades 8-12. Please contact Ms Ann Mcloughlin, Deputy Principal Academics, for further information, and/or send a CV, not exceeding three pages and including three current references to:

Part-Time Library Assistant Position available Library qualifications are not a requirement for this position. The following details outline the requirements for the position: Hours: Daily 12.30 – 16.30 Personal attributes: - A reader & interested in teen reading & research - Keen to work with & guide teenage boys - Able to discipline teenage boys - Able to work accurately & manage constant interruptions Responsibilities: - Circulation duty – a full range of processes using the library management system - Processing new material – preparation & covering of books - Control & ordering of stationery - Control of magazines - Design & prepare notices, posters. - A knowledge of other software is an advantage – Excel, DTP, Photoshop etc - Assistance with displays, stock take etc Please contact Norma Prince - 033 3429376


If you are aware of any achievements of our boys outside of school organised activities, please pass this information on to Graham Bennetts at or Gill Williams Mrs Marchant will be keeping a list of non-school achievements through the year so that they can receive due recognition.

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