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Maritzburg College Newsletter #28 9th September 2011


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


ATHLETICS 40 College athletes participated in a Quadrangular meeting hosted by Northwood at King’s Park Athletics Stadium on Thursday, 1 September. The schools competing were Northwood, DHS, Westville and College. Each school could enter two athletes per event. The following College athletes did very well: U15 D Small L Sibiya

T Elliott T Steyn A Jarana R Vermaak N Getkate M Khanyile M Zulu 4 x 100m relay

1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd

High Jump High Jump, Triple Jump Long Jump Javelin Discus 200m 400m 400m 800m 1500m 1500m

3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st

Javelin Discus 100m 200m 400m 1500m

2nd 1st


2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st

High Jump Triple Jump Javelin Discus Shot Put Shot Put 400m 1500m 800m

U17 J Conradie J Grobler D Smith W Day B Smith J Wewege 2nd 800m J Speed 4 x 100m Relay

U19 J Baxter J Smith T Van der Merwe A Cahill W Nel M Cyrus M Mtshali S Msani 4 x 100m Relay Medley Relay

Final Points standing: 1 2 3 4

DHS Maritzburg College Northwood Westville

425 332 297 158

MATHS OLYMPIAD On the basis of their performance in the second round of the Maths Olympiad, the following boys have been selected as members of the Midlands team to take part in the Inter-Provincial Mathematics Competition to be held at Hilton College: Grade 12:

S Dada T Msutu Y Vawda C vd Berg D v Heeswijk J Joubert

Grade 11:

S Pillay

Grade 10:

D Vignola

Grade 9:

T Smith

Grade 8:

A Joubert J Rawlins

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT Three 4th Formers, S Kumalo, V Singh and S Thenjwayo presented a paper at the South African Institute of International Affairs organised Environmental Sustainability Project. They had to research Global Climate Change and Conflict. Our team’s paper made the regional finals of the project where they had to present it to judges including Government Officials and Academics. The school was presented with a Silver Certificate in recognition of our teams efforts. Congratulations to these lads.

EISTEDDFOD Results from the South African Society of Music Teachers’ Eisteddfod: James Wewege The Gospel Choir The Maritzburg College Trio (Myaka, Mazibuko and Majola)

3 A’s for his clarinet piece A+ Senior Choir section A+ Smaller/Solo entries

CYCLING Alasdair Fey joined the rest of the South African team on 26 August to represent his country at the 2011 World Championships in Champerey Switzerland. Alasdair was chosen to represent the Junior men in the Downhill race which was held on Sunday 3 September. This would turn out to be a very unique experience for Alasdair as he prepared for the big day. The team arrived in Switzerland on 27 August and he was then able to register and take part in the official practice time slots in the next few days leading up to qualifying and the final competition. During one of the first practice sessions, Alasdair cracked his bike frame while negotiating one of the insanely huge jumps on the track. This had his sponsors running around to secure a new frame before the next practice session, but this was not to materialize as the Eurobike International show was in full swing and a replacement frame would not reach him in time. Another International team came to Alasdair's rescue in the form of a Scott frame. The team mechanic then rebuilt the bike and Alasdair now had to get to Alasdair Fey in action in Switzerland learn the characteristics of a Pic supplied by Barbara Fey completely different bike in a very short space of time before qualifying. This was no easy task on the most technically demanding track in the world. In fact, the track was so steep and technical that injured riders could only be airlifted by a hovering helicopter and when the track was being built, the track builders were suspended in mountaineering harnesses because they were unable to stand and work on the steep slopes. Alasdair rose to the occasion and qualified albeit not as high as he had intended but he was ready for the big day. Race day arrived and still on an unfamiliar bike, Alasdair took to the track. By now it was also pouring with rain. Alasdair crashed three times during his final run but still got up each time to remount his steed and cross the line and do both himself and his country proud. Well done Alasdair on a very impressive performance. You are an inspiration to all the other riders with your never say die attitude and an example to many others of what can be achieved with the right approach to your chosen sport.

SOCCER The College 1st XI approached the game cautiously, as Hilton is a rated team this year. Early in the game, College broke through the midfield with some good possession and Andiswa Mncwabe scored the first goal. Badile Shandu soon chose the same area, seeing a weak point in the midfield, and scored the next two goals. The first half ended with College 3-0 ahead. The second half was very physical with Hilton being the aggressor and College maintaining the ball possession. College slowed the game down and focussed on ball retention. Phiweyo Hlophe (left wing) sealed Hilton’s fate with a great fourth goal, College winning the encounter 4-0. Results: vs Howick 1st 2nd 15A 14A

won won won won

2-1 9-0 2-0 9-1

vs Hilton 1st 2nd 3rd

won won lost

16A 16B 16C 16D

lost 0-4 won 1-0 drew 1-1 won 6-2

15A 15B 15C 15D 15E

won 1-0 drew 2-2 drew 2-2 drew 1-1 lost 0-3

14A 14B 14C 14D 14E

lost drew drew won won

4-0 2-0 0-2

Pic: Lebo Lithela chips to his strikers

1-3 2-2 2-2 3-2 7-2

Pics by: Graham Bennetts

Pilot’ Pilot’s Licence Jonty Fredricks has done 44.6 dual hours and 15.3 solo hours to obtain his PPL, (Private Pilot’s Licence), in a total of 59.9hrs. Most of his training was done in a Cessna 150 (31.4hr) and the balance of the hours done in the Cessna 172. Cross country routes were: 1st Dual – Pmb to Greytown, Escourt and back. 2nd dual – Pmb to Margate, Harding and back. Solo cross country: 1st solo – Pmb to Himeville, Umzimkulu and back. 2nd solo – Pmb to Dundee, Ladysmith and back. Jonty will be receiving his PPL, on 13 August 2011. He did his training at the PMB Aero Club where a lot of proud College boys have earned their wings.

MCOBA Wade Paton has been named Captain of the South African Men’s Hockey Team for the Africa Games currently taking place in Zimbabwe. It is an Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament. He is joined at the Qualifier by fellow Old Collegians Gareth Carr and his brother Taine. Wade becomes the 4th College Old Boy, after Fawcett Bestall, Brian Edwards and Darryl Bestall to captain SA at Hockey.


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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