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KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL MAGAZINE NUMBER 144 2007


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Headmaster’s Report ............................................................................................................................. 1 Staff ........................................................................................................................................................... 4 In Memorium ............................................................................................................................................ 7 Valediction ............................................................................................................................................... 8 Prefects .................................................................................................................................................. 11 Merit Honours ......................................................................................................................................... 12 Premier Awards ..................................................................................................................................... 14 Summa Cum Laude ............................................................................................................................. 17 Matriculation Results ............................................................................................................................. 20 Prefects Camp ........................................................................................................................................23 The Representative Council of Learners ............................................................................................ 25 Memorial ..................................................................................................................................................26 Inter-House Phillip’s Cup ....................................................................................................................... 28

English Creative Writing ........................................................................................................................ 31 Afrikaanse Kreatiewe Skryfwerk ......................................................................................................... 38 Ubuntu Creative Writing ....................................................................................................................... 52 Zulu Creative Writing ............................................................................................................................. 53

Clubs and Societies Chess ........................................................................................................................................................60 The Choral Society..................................................................................................................................64 Computer Centre ...................................................................................................................................65 Debating and Public Speaking.............................................................................................................66 Dramatic Society ....................................................................................................................................70 41st & 42nd Annual Inter-House One-Act Play Festival 2007 .............................................................74 List of Previous Winners ...........................................................................................................................75 First Aid .....................................................................................................................................................76 Johannesburg Junior Council ...............................................................................................................77 Johannesburg Student Council ............................................................................................................80 KESFAM / KESCO .....................................................................................................................................82 Matric Dance ..........................................................................................................................................83 Pipeband .................................................................................................................................................86 Rotary Leadership Programme ........................................................................................................... 88


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Sport Athletics ................................................................................................................................................. 93 Basketball ............................................................................................................................................. 101 Cricket .................................................................................................................................................. 109 Cross Country ...................................................................................................................................... 131 Golf ....................................................................................................................................................... 132 Hockey ................................................................................................................................................. 135 Rowing ................................................................................................................................................. 145 Rugby ................................................................................................................................................... 149 Squash .................................................................................................................................................. 161 Soccer .................................................................................................................................................. 169 Swimming ............................................................................................................................................. 173 Tennis .................................................................................................................................................... 177 Table Tennis .......................................................................................................................................... 180 Water Polo ........................................................................................................................................... 183 Editorial Staff ........................................................................................................................................ 187 Autographs .......................................................................................................................................... 188


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Headmaster’s Report

What a wonderful experience the last two and a half years have been for me since the return to my former High School, King Edward VII, in the position of Headmaster. When I think of our School as it stands today, a complete package of holistic education, sport and cultural activities with the same fine ethos and tradition it has always boasted, I marvel at how much and yet how little things have really changed in all the years that King Edward has been in existence. This fine School remains unique in all it offers, yet remains affordable and accessible. It is truly a cornerstone of our community. Public Schools make up the majority of educational institutions in our country. The most successful of these schools are also those in the minority, mostly those previously called Model ‘C’ schools which are able to hold their own when measured against the performance of the Independent schools. The difference being we are more accessible to the general community. Good, solid values and quality education are on offer but in reality one wonders for how much longer this can be expected to continue. The State removes almost all the decision-making and self-determination from the Headmaster and the School Governing Body. Their policy on non-payment means it is becoming easier and easier to get an education without having to pay any school fees. Without additional funding, schools cannot operate effectively or offer any extra perks such as smaller classes, superior facilities or a range of extra curricular activities. In short, without additional funding as the State subsidies are presently inadequate, schools need to operate using very strict business principles in order to survive. It therefore becomes the parent’s financial obligation to uphold and preserve these schools as they form the backbone of fine education which produces top quality young men able to contribute positively to society. When these schools can no longer function properly and provide the services currently enjoyed at schools such as ours, South Africa faces a real crisis in education. King Edward thus appeals to its parent body to acknowledge and respect that they in effect decide whether we are to continue to be a school of excellence or whether we will slide into the same obscure, hopeless pit of so many other schools denied adequate funding or resources. Another matter of concern we face today is the threat of violence in our schools. The Press would have us believe that schools are hotbeds of crime, drink and drugs. While this may be true of schools in some areas, King Edward VII School strives to be different and tries to preserve a good moral culture and environment for their learners. However, we as educators cannot achieve this on our own. We need good conduct, strong values and appropriate behaviour to be inculcated in the home. Parents need to be good role models for their children.

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Perhaps schools could be more pro-active in their approach and take the lead in putting programmes in place to bring parents and the community together to deal with this threat of violence prevalent among our youth. Tolerance is vital and needs to be taught and practised at all levels. It is not enough to blame the socials and parties as being improperly supervised, as the guilt often lies with upbringing in the home and not meeting social expectations. Each generation goes through the same cycle – only this one seems to be more aggressive, more confrontational and less likely to forgive and forget. Extreme, unacceptable behaviour is the result and blame lies at the door of all concerned parties. We need collective action to address and heal this harmful trend by diffusing the hatred and aggression that seems to distort our relationships. Parents need to understand that school is a vital part of their child’s development. It is therefore imperative that we attract and maintain excellent staff and keep them happy. Likewise government needs to regard educators as professionals and recognise their vital roles, tireless efforts and valuable skills and reward and respect them accordingly. However in the main, the parents and community of King Edward are committed and unwavering in their support. We have so many parents and Old Boys who selflessly give of their time and energy and financially contribute so generously to our School. One such example is that of Rob Wray whose personal generosity resulted in the construction of our fine new Sports Pavilion completed earlier this year and opened by Gary Player. Our sporting events and festivals in particular are always well attended. I would however encourage our parents to get more involved with the cultural programme of the School and accord it the same support. I take this opportunity to thank Mr Kieran Whyte, members of the Governing Body, my staff, the learners as well as all the other contributors and role players for another fine year and I look forward to sharing many more years of fine tradition and holistic education with you all at King Edward VII School. Mr M C Fennell Headmaster

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King Edward VII School Staff - 2007

Headmaster: Mr M Fennell BA (Rhodes) HDE Deputy Headmasters: Mr R Hansen BA (Pretoria) TTHD Mr R Erasmus BA, BEd (Wits) HDE

Academics / Marketing & Bursaries Pastoral / Extra-Curricular Programme

Directors: Mrs W Groenewald BA Ed (UP) Mr R Craig BA (Wits) HDE Dr D Hudson-Lamb PHd (UP) Mr E Marx BA Ed, BA Hons (UOFS) Mr S Thorne (HDE) (JCE)

Academics Marketing & Bursaries Academics Extra-curricular Programme Pastoral / Boarding

Heads of Department: Mrs A Mania BA (SA) HDE (Wits) Mr S Eales HDE (JCE) Mr S Parseramen HDE (TCE)

Cultural Pastoral – FET Phase Pastoral – GET Phase

Heads of Subject: Mr T Motala PGCE (Unisa), B Comm (Natal) Miss E Minnie HOD (PUvirCHO), BA (PUvirCHO) Mrs S Pheiffer NDFA (Vaal Triangle Technikon) Mr M de Kock B Ed (Hons)(RAU) HDE (Goudstad) Mr E Scheepers HDE (NKP) Miss S Marvell BA Ed (Wits) Mrs J Newman BA Ed (Wits) Mrs A Mania BA (SA) HDE (Wits) Mr J Albertyn B Prim Ed (UP) B Ed (UP) Mrs N Ndlovu Advanced Certificate in Education (RAU) Miss L Naidoo BSc Hons (Dbn – Westville) Mrs A Gallucci H Dip Ed (JCE) Miss J Kyte B Prim Ed (Wits) Mr R Holmes HDE (Wits) Mr M Julyan

Accounting / EMS Afrikaans Art & Culture / Visual Art Biology / Life Sciences Design & Technology English Geography History & Social Sciences Information Technology isiZulu Life Orientation Mathematics Mathematical Literacy Natural Science / Physical Science Physical Education

Teaching Staff: Mrs P Acton BA (Wits) H Dip Ed (JCE) Mrs S Barnes HDE (JCE) Miss M Barrett BA Fine Arts (Hons), English (Hons) MA English Miss N Bethwaite BSc (RAU) Mrs G Boqo BA Ed (RAU) Mrs O Botha BA Ed (Pretoria) Mr L Bragin Mrs H Charlesworth BA (Natal) HDE Mrs L Crous BSc HDE (OVS) B Ed (Hons) (RAU) Miss N Drury BAFA (Wits) HDE (Wits) Miss A du Plessis HDE (Potch) Mr P du Plooy HDE (Wits / JCE) Mrs S Fourie BA Ed (Wits)

Social Sciences / History School Councillor English / Arts & Culture Natural Sciences / Physical Science isiZulu Mathematics History / English English Natural Sciences / Biology Arts & Culture / Visual Arts Afrikaans Natural Sciences / Physical Science English 4


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Mrs N Gordon H Dip Ed (JCE) Mr A Grant BSc (Rhodes) Mr N Groenewald HDE Bed (Hon)(RAU) Mr C Hammond BA (Stellenbosch) Mr M Hancock HDE (JCE) Mr G Jackson BSc (UCT) HDE Mrs N Jardim BA Hons HDE Mr G Kretzmann BA Hons in Sports Science Pretoria) Mrs E le Grange BA Hons (Stellenbosch) Miss A Machos BA (UJ) PGCE (UJ) Mrs E Mahlangu B PAED (Zululand) B Ed (RAU) STD (Zululand) Mr B Molefe HDE Mathematics (Wits) Mr B Northcroft BEd (FET) (UNISA) Miss L Olckers BA Hons (RAU) Miss L Oswald BA, PGCE (Rhodes) Mrs K Pringle UED (Natal) BA Hons (Natal & Unisa) Mrs A Schumyn BA (Potch) THDE (Potch) Mr D Shongwe Bd Hons (Wits) Miss S Sirakis B Ed (FET) Pretoria) Mr C Spilhaus BA (US) Mr J Tee BSc(Med) Hons (UCT), BSc Sports Science (RAU) Mrs M van Jaarsveldt BA (UP) HOD (UP) BEd (UP) Miss A van Staden BA (Ed) Hons (UP) Mr D Visser BEd (RAU) Mrs Y I Wadee BSc (UCT)

Geography / Physical Education Life Orientation / Physical Education Afrikaans Geography / Social Sciences / Phys Ed Mathematics Biology / Life Sciences Accounting / EMS Social Sciences / Natural Sciences / Phys Ed Afrikaans Social Sciences / history / English isiZulu Natural Sciences / Technology Life Orientation / Geography English English / Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy English Afrikaans Mathematics / Technology Mathematics History / Social Sciences / Physical Education Natural Sciences / Life Sciences / Technology Afrikaans Social Sciences / EMS English Mathematics

New Staff Appointments: Educators – Miss J Becker, Mrs C Chigumba, Mrs J Kruger and Mr K O'Brien Administrative – Mrs M Britz Educators who left during the course of the year: Mr Albertyn, Miss Barrett, Mrs Botha, Miss Drury, Mrs Fourie, Mr Hancock, Mr Julyan, Miss Marvell, Miss Minnie, Miss Olckers, Mr Scheepers, Miss Sirakis and Miss van Staden. Sport / Cultural Administration: Mr C Finlayson Miss J Kelly Mr P Vanko

Technical Advisor - Coaching Rowing Water Polo

Administrative Staff: Mr I Sim Mrs M Britz Mrs L Dale Mrs P de Jong Mrs E Evans Mrs D Golden Mrs P Knight Mr F Matthee Mr P Ogier HDE Mrs M Prentice Mrs C Ratcliffe Mrs D Reineke Mr H Roux Mrs K Wessels Mr H Wilson

Business Manager Business Manager’s PA Admissions Debtors Administrator Catering Development Headmaster's PA Estate Manager Network Manager Bookkeeper Development Laboratory Assistant Repairs & Maintenance Receptionist Dramatic Society 5


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Governing Body: Chairman: Vice-Chairman: Members:

Mr K Whyte Mr H Pedro Mr S Baxter Mr W Davidow Mr C Garrun Mr A Laher Mr M Marsh Mr M Thompson Mrs A Vilas Mrs N Bucibo Mr N Darroch Mr J Faber Justice Mahomed Jajbhay

Learner Representatives:

K Asiedu-Darkwah D Rimmer T Tsotsotso

Staff Representatives:

Mrs L Crous Mrs A Gallucci Mr S Thorne

Non-Teaching Staff:

Mr I Sim

Mothers' Committee:

Mrs C Rimmer

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In Memorium

Mfundo "Chunky Ntshangase : 31 August 1989 – 16 September 2007 Sadly on the evening of 16 September 2007, in Chunky's Grade 11 year his life was tragically taken. We remember him as a young man with a casual, easy going approach to life. He was a true and loyal friend. Chunky was the peace-maker. He made life easier for those he cared about. When times were tough he made them laugh. When they needed support, he was there for them. Chunky was tall and athletic and was passionate about Basketball. He played for the School's first team. His love for music was an integral part of his life. We say farewell to ‘Chunky’ Mfundo Ntshsangase. We will miss him but his 'beat' will live on in our hearts. Mrs S Barnes

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VALEDICTION

Mr Whyte, Chairman of the School Governing Body, Governors, Staff, Parents, friends and young men of the class of 2007, a warm welcome to you. Allow me to reflect on this past year : 1. A teacher’s strike : A year when teachers said no more. Fact, teachers' salaries in SA are between 30% and 100% behind other 1st world countries. One can understand why we face the challenge of attracting and retaining quality to our profession. The Government's response, occupation specific dispensation, positive in the sense that they are differentiating between educators and other public servants, BUT a 1%, 2% or 3% increase is a long way off the mark. 2.

The tragic death of one of our learners. The press desperately tried to link this incident to school rivalry, gangsterism, drugs and violence in Schools – absolute nonsense. Who is responsible for instilling the right values in the youth of today ? Educators or parents ? Whilst I do not discount our responsibility as educators, parents are not fulfilling their role, and I generalise, but society is in need of urgent self reflection.

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The Challenge of School fee collection. Less than 23% of our entire operational budget is received from the State. It is becoming easier and easier to apply for a partial or full fee exemption. Many parents simply do not pay school fees but demand a quality education for their sons. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, if this School is to continue to be a centre of excellence; to educate and instil the right values in our learners, to attract and retain the best educators – we need to strategise and to have structures in place to ensure the future of this great School.

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The addition of the Rob Wray Pavilion. A facility second to none. Is our key to success and financial stability through our Old Boys?

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The unwavering support of the parents – quite remarkable. Whether it be rowing, rugby, hockey, water polo, drama or any other function for that matter, dressed in red the parents are in support – that is what sets us apart from others.

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Committed and professional staff. We are indeed fortunate to have the quality of educator that we do. This is not an easy school in which to teach. I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to my staff.

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The Grade 12 Class of 2007. A year in which : • Two young men achieved the ultimate honour of Summa Cum Laude – Dean Rimmer in his Grade 11 year and James Addington. • Dean Wattrus broke the School and Inter-High shot put record. • Our 1st Basket Ball team was arguably the best in Gauteng. • The 1st XI Cricket team won the Johnny Waite Knock Out and Wesley Landsdale was selected to represent the SA Schools U19 team. Furthermore, Joshua Carstens represented the 1st team in 131 matches and Jamie Cripwell scored for the 1st team for 5 years – 94 matches. • Out 1st Golf team won the Gauteng Schools' Golf League. • Our 1st Hockey team won the Aitken Cup together with Ryan Fensham and Stephen Wiggett gaining selection for SA Schools. • Our 1st Rugby team recorded memorial victories against Parktown, Jeppe, St Stithians and St John's. Bwalya Bwalya gained selection for the Golden Lions U19B team. 8


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Our 1st Soccer team won the Kloof Soccer Tournament. Our 1st Squash team won the Gauteng Super League and the Top Schools' in Gauteng for the 4th year in succession. o Wesley Daniels represented Southern Gauteng at Senior level, beat the SA Schools' No. 2 on two occasions at the Top Schools' Tournament, and won the School Championship for the fourth year in succession. o Mark Dunn represented Southern Gauteng U19 and Dean Russell, Easterns U19. In his three years participating in the SA Top Schools' Tournament, Dean never lost a match – winning 18 matches on the trot. Our 1st Table Tennis team went unbeaten in the Gauteng 1st League and Emile Mauvis was selected to represent Eastern Gauteng U19. Marc Roper and Jonathan Alford-Smith represented the 1st tennis team in over 50 matches. Dean Rimmer, Bradley Sheldrake, Brandon Ryan and Eugene Buys gained National selection for water polo and Gauteng U19 provincial selection. Dane Richa was awarded SA Colours for Powerlifting.

On the Cultural and Academic fronts : • Tswelo Tsotsotso was awarded an A+ for English Public Speaking. • Jamie Cripwell was placed in the Top 10 in the National English Olympiad. • Academic Colours were awarded to : James Addington, Nabeel Ahomed, Azhar Cassim, Donald Curtayne, Ian Gordon, Stuart Hoepper, Lee Oosthuizen and Timothy Nel, and Grade 12's who achieved this distinction in their Grade 11 year - Malcom Brown, Jamie Cripwell, Kyle Jacobs, Daniel Nkusi, Dean Rimmer, Alexander Sprules, Tswelopele Tsotsotso and Wayne van Zijl. These are only some of the achievements of the class of 2007 – it really has been an outstanding year and all of these young men sitting in front of me can justifiably be very proud of themselves. I so often talk about the greatness of this School, and even more often, the question is asked of me, "What is so special about your School ?" The response to this question is not an easy one. It is not tangible, and is difficult to measure. But, what I do know, our boys : possess humility, a sense of responsibility and moral courage; demonstrate integrity and sensitivity; set an example (most of the time that is !); strive for excellence; possess a passion second to none and they will take away with them a large set of life skills, a positive self-image, and a mutual support system that is the envy of thousands, both in this country and overseas. Few people realise the pressure placed on the Head boy, Deputy Head boy and Prefects at a School such as ours. To Dean and Dane in particular, and to the Prefects we thank you for the huge role that you have played in guiding King Edward VII School. Finally, to the Grade 12's of 2007, congratulations on your achievements and thank you for the contribution you have made. Take with you all that you have learnt at this School, and do not be scared to dream. We wish you well in the future. Mr M C Fennell Headmaster 9


Good evening Mr Fennell, Ladies and Gentlemen. For all of us here tonight, boys, parents and staff alike, the last five years have been an incredible journey. Incredibly difficult for most of the parents, I should think, but amazing none the less. These five years have been the foundation for what we now face - the big wide world - and if our year in Matric is anything to go by, it seems that this school, yet again, has produced a group of sons that will go on to make it very proud. 2007 has been a year of excellence in all fields and codes. Although the results of our year will hopefully be emulated and surpassed in years to come, it has been a while since the school achieved such high standards. The team that sits here this evening, the unit that is the staff, parents and boys of King Edward, has put this wonderful school at the forefront of education in South Africa. We, as the beneficiaries of this team, would like to say thank you to the guiding hands of Mr Fennell and his staff, and of course our parents. We are fortunate to have such wise and caring people helping us along the way. We are forever in your debt. A characteristic of our group is that we do everything to the best of our abilities with true King Edward flair and zeal – including some endeavors of a more interesting nature! I would like to thank Mr Fennell for his understanding and fairness, even under the most trying of circumstances, throughout the year. Well done, men, for making it this far. We have one last test. One last opportunity to show our strength as a group. And we are already half way through this task. I wish you all good luck for the rest of your exams. Ladies and gentlemen, be proud of your sons as I believe we have carried, with distinction, the banner of 105 years of tradition, and have become men worthy of your pride. Gentlemen, our time here may have come and gone, but what we have learned will be with us forever. Dean Rimmer

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PREFECTS - 2007

Front Row (L to R): D.W.D. Rimmer (Headboy), K.A.B. Asiedu-Darkwah, D.M. Nkusi, D.L. Jacobs (Deputy) Second Row (L to R): J.A. Addington, C.R. van Heerden, M.J. Scrooby, G.B. Daniels, C.A. Smith, C.L. Unamaca, L.J. Oosthuizen Third Row L to R): T.T. Tsotsotso, M.S. Roper, B. Bwalya, W.R. Landsdale, L.E. Schmidt, J.D. Aylmer Back Row (L to R): J.P. Carstens, M. Cronje, W. van Zijl, G.B. Whyte

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Merit Honours 2007 Gold Medals Academic Excellence Awards The recipients must have been awarded medals in Grades 8, 9 and 10 as well as Academic Colours in Grade 11 and maintained this standard in Grade 12. Gold medals were awarded to the following boys: M T H Brown, J T Cripwell, D W D Rimmer and T Tsotsotso. Cultural Awards Debating Society Best Speaker of the year: Proxime Accessit: Dramatic Society Best Actor of the year (The Plate): Greatest overall contribution to the success of the Society (The Sword):

T Tsotsotso R Scott

R Scott J D Aylmer & C Rademan

Top (L to R): W. van Zijl, K.L. Jacobs, J.A. Addington, D.M. Nkusi, D.F. Curtayne, T. Tsotsotso, A.B. Sprules Seated (L to R): M.J.H. Brown, T.C. Nel, I. H. Gordon, D.W.D. Rimmer, L.J. Oosthuizen, J.T. Cripwell

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Magazine: English: Editor’s Prize Proxime Accessit

J T Cripwell & D W D Rimmer I Gordon

Afrikaans: Redakteurs Prys: Proxime Accessit

M R Dunn M Cronje

isiZulu: Editor’s Prize Proxime Accessit

L Mpila L Manana

Library:

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Headmaster’s Service Awards These awards are given for service and loyalty in those areas of the School not recognised elsewhere in the award system: J T Cripwell (Gr 12B) Service Record: • Museum maintenance and duties. • First XI Cricket scorer since Grade 8 for local, tours and festival games. • 2006 Scorer for the Gauteng Lions U17A Cricket team. J D Aylmer (Gr 12D) Service Record: • Assisting with the Art Exhibition in Grade 8 to Grade 11 as deputy curator. • Assisting with the Matric Dance as general organiser Grade 8 – Grade 11. • Set up the Photographic Society and was in charge for three years organising speakers, projects and organising teams to take photographs at various School events.

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Premier Awards 2007

Desmond Davis and War Memorial Scholarship In March 1919, Mr H J Hofmeyr, Chairman of the Governing Body, and Mr Desmond Davis, the Headmaster, proposed that a memorial be erected to those Old Edwardians who had been killed on active service during World War One. A magnificent response to the appeal for funds made it possible to erect the War Memorial in the School quadrangle, and left enough in the fund to finance a War Memorial Scholarship. After the death of Desmond Davis in 1960, funds contributed by Old Edwardians in his memory were added to the trust fund of the War Memorial Scholarship. From this fund is made the annual award now known as the Desmond Davis and War Memorial Scholarship. This is the Premier Award of the School. It is worth a total of R120 000-00 over four years. It is awarded to a scholar (i.e. someone with Academic Colours) who has made a significant contribution to many facets of the life of the School. D W D Rimmer is the recipient of the 2007 Desmond Davis and War Memorial Scholarship for the following achievements: Academic: • Colours • Top 10 • Medals Grade 8, 9 and 10

Cultural: • Colours – Public Speaking and Debating • Dramatics

Sport: Leadership: • Colours – Water Polo and Swimming • 1st XV Rugby • "A" Athletics • Vice-Captain Water Polo

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Other: • Summa Cum Laude • Young Historians

• History General Knowledge Quiz • United Nations Debate

Head Prefect Head of Buxton House Captain Swimming RCL / SGB Representative

H J Hofmeyr Scholarships (Proxime Accessit) Mr H J Hofmeyr served on the School's Governing Body from 1907 and was its Chairman for twenty five successive years. Upon his death in 1937, money was left in trust for the creation of a fund which now finances three scholarships and three bursaries. A fourth bursary, the Old Edwardians/ HJ Hofmeyr Bursary, is financed partially from this trust and partially by the Old Edwardian Society. The four HJ Hofmeyr Scholarships are awarded on the same criteria as the Desmond Davis and War Memorial Scholarship, although one of the recipients does not necessarily have to be a scholar, but he must have a First Class Pass. Each is worth R66 000-00 over a period of three years. The recipients of the H J Hofmeyr Scholarships for 2007 are: J A Addington, J T Cripwell, T Tsotsotso and W van Zijl. J A Addington Academic: • Colours • Top 10

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Leadership: • Prefect • Vice Captain Rowing

Other: • Summa Cum Laude J T Cripwell Academic: • Colours • No 1 in Top 10 Sport: • Scorer for Cricket • Gauteng Scorer Leadership: • Attended Rotary Camp (2006)

Cultural: • Gold Certificate for English Olympiad • World Knowledge Olympiad • Young Historians • History General Knowledge Quiz • Museum Curator (3 years) • Involved in School Plays Other: • Attained a Service Award plus Headmaster's Service Award

T Tsotsotso Academic: • Colours • Top 5 • Medals Grade 8, 9 and 10 Sport: • 4th team Hockey • 4th team Tennis (Gr 8 – 11)

Cultural: • Colours – Dramatics • Public Speaking • Debating Colours • SACEE team (2 years) through to Provincial finals • Winner Best Speaker 2007

Leadership: • Prefect • Deputy Head (Day Boys) • Member KESCO and co-leader in 2006/7 • Johannesburg City Councillor and Secretary of Sports and Recreation Portfolio • Treasurer for RCL (2007) and member SGB Other: • Young Historians • History General Knowledge Quiz

• World Knowledge Olympiad (Silver medal 2006)

W vanZijl Academic: • Colours • Top 10

Cultural: • Colours – Dramatics • 1st term plays

Sport: • Rugby Gr 11 • 3rd team Water Polo

Leadership: • Prefect

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Summa Cum Laude

(Those who have achieved the distinction of holding colours in all three facets of the School's awards : Academics, Cultural and Sport.) S D Hansen Academic Debating Swimming L van der Walt Academic Dramatics Swimming *C D Hossack Academic Dramatics Athletics Basketball R J Agar Academic Dramatics Hockey

1975 1976 1976

*C Hallowes Academic Dramatics Hockey

1985 1985 1985

1979 1979 1979

M Stamper Academic Debating Basketball

1987 1987 1988

N G Elvin Academic Chess Athletics

1988 1989 1989

1980 1980 1980 1980

1982 1981 1982

G C Baars Academic Debating Athletics Rugby

1981 1982 1981 1982

D Marketos Academic Chess Business Society Basketball Rugby Athletics

1983 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984

B Berridge Academic Debating Basketball Athletics

R Fuller Academic Debating Rugby

1989 1989 1989

Academic Squash Debating

1989 1989 1990

J Quail

1984 1984 1985 1985

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*S D Geffen Academic Business Society Water Polo

1990 1990 1990

I P Kaplan Academic Business Society Table Tennis

1990 1990 1990

D Smollan Academic Business Society Rowing

1991 1990 1991

S Summers Academic Debating Athletics

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G Dollman Academic Dramatics Cross-Country

1995 1993 1993

K A Hofmeyr Academic Debating Water Polo

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R T Nel Academic Choral Society Rugby

1994 1994 1994

G P Basford Academic Cross-Country Debating Dramatics

1995 1995 1996 1996

M G Stewart Academic Swimming Water Polo Debating Dramatics

1995 1995 1995 1996 1996

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R T Wykurz Academic Basketball Athletics Dramatics Business Game

1995 1995 1995 1996 1996

K E Ziervogel Academic Hockey Dramatics

1996 1996 1996

R K E Douglas Academic Cross-Country Debating Dramatics

1995 1995 1996 1996

W Krzychylkiewicz Academic Basketball Debating

1996 1997 1997

A G Saunders Academic Rowing Debating

1996 1996 1997


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T J Carmichael Academic Hockey Dramatics

1996 1997 1997

J R Pietrzak Academic Debating Athletics

1996 1996 1997

M Riba

P N Laver Academic Debating Rowing

1997 1997 1998

G R Jaspan Academic Athletics Hockey Dramatics

G Z Smerczak Academic Dramatics Debating Athletics

2000 2000 2001 2001

1997 1997 1998 1998

G P Ponte Academic Rugby Athletics Debating

1998 1999 1999 1999

W Tshabangu Academic Choral Society Athletics Rugby Dramatics

2001 2001 2001 2002 2002

S C Tashe Academic Athletics Debating

1999 1999 1999

D McHendrie Academic Water Polo Dramatics Debating

2002 2002 2003 2003

I Zhang Academic Choral Society Shooting

2002 2002 2003

*D W D Rimmer Swimming Water Polo Academic Debating

2006 2006 2006 2006

J A Addington Rowing Academic Pipe Band

2006 2007 2006

J R Ripley-Evans Academic Dramatics Athletics Cricket

2000 1999 1999 2000

S C Cook Academic Cricket Debating

1999 1999 2000

G K Jennings Academic Dramatics Basketball

M C Legg Academic Swimming Debating Dramatics

Academic Choral Society Shooting

2000 2000 2001

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Matriculation Results 2006

First Class Pass (*Scholars) Bagheri OMM Beckley RP Cilliers BDR Cohen MA * Cohen RA * de Freitas AD de Kachtrou JJ de Sousa TA * de Villiers MA * Erasmus DA Fraser, AJ Gailey GM Geldenhuys WS Hamann JM Harris LB * Heydenrych M Hitge DJ * Holland O

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Kouwenhoven BJ Leggett ED London CJ Loseby MJ Mabuse BT Mavi M Mokobodi PE Mvulane S Naran R Nielsen JB Nyandeni VNZ Overton MT Pappas M Pather M Peche RJ

Phakathi O Phillips RA Sexwale MK * Shen H Shimmon KE Simons SH Steinhobel MS * Stewart JM Thahane PM * van der Neut N

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Watson RB Wonderlik TJ Wright GR

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Loonat K Maclachlan RJ Mafu NK Majola MS Makitla PB Manganye B Maphike I Marshall DGP Maseko MN Mashishi LC Mathe Z McLaughlin W

Geography Geography

Senior Certificate with Endorsement Amra MB Arendse DD Block C-R Boatwright RP Borsboom BP Buthelezi L Calvert DR Campbell BJ Carstens D Chalklen WL Corder GS Cromer-Wilson RA Devine SM Diale KNR Dlamini SB Ferreira RJ Gibson MW Gittens AJ Gonsalves NB Gordon NM Gray JP Gray JM Groenewald MW Harris BR Harvey JS Haskins DG Haverly DA Haynes-Smart JC Herholdt CD Jullies JK Kenny C Khan I Khoza S Koller DB Kruger J Kwete MNS Lambris E Lavin BE Le Roux JM Lefifi J Legae SR Lenamile LS Letlabika KM Liebenberg MD

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Geography Afrikaans Geography

Meyer VE Mkhabo L Mkhonza K Mlambo KS Mngoma S Mogapi T Mogodi M Mokoena LT Moloisane ST Morudu T Motale T Motsamai KP Motswaledi R Msibi A Muller MB Must R Ndaba T Njova SC Nompumza Z Ntsele N Ntshakala S Parkes R Parkin KJ Patel MOS Pennel BJ Peyper KR Phakathi L Pretorius JS Prim JC Rachidi MT Riley JP Rodrigues A Rutherford D Salmon LE Scott-Crossley H Sekobane BJ Shezi SC Sibanyoni TM Sim MS Sithebe AL

Geography Mathematics

isiZulu

Geography, Business Economics Afrikaans, Business Economics

Geography

English, History

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Art

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Spalding JC Spooner SB Steyn QPA Sulupha S Thomson GM Tladi SC Tripp JMA Tshabalala LP van Kerckhoven SN Vareta S Vassan S Vorster L Vos S Vounnou CE Ward BM Wasson PM Worth GR

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Senior Certificate

Afrikaans

Athanasopoulos DP Ballantyne TJ Bothwell AD Deale NW Dos Santos GO Heathcote CN Kgasoane M Kruger JK Mamorare SO Nkosi A Panis RA Parkinson RA Ramong T Seita B

Art

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Prefects Camp 2007

Masters in Charge:

Mr R Erasmus and Mr DJ Visser

On a sunny and windless day in mid October, an enthusiastic group of King Edward prefects embarked on what was to become a legendary three days. The mission: to boldly go where no group of King Edward prefects had gone during the past six years of attending this camp out in the tranquil surroundings of the Magaliesburg. An expectant mood was soon shattered by the news that no electronic equipment of any kind was to be taken along. This was devastating news to the boys who thought that they would survive the bush with Mxit to stay connected to the modern world! However, that was not to be and after a thorough inspection the boys were confined to a camp where the main focus could only be on teambuilding and leadership skills’ development. With very little free time at their disposal, the boys were kept busy from the first hour. Topics covered included effective management strategies, goal setting, initiative tasks and problem solving activities, all of which was handled very professionally by this dedicated team of future leaders. After a hectic day of lectures, confusing and energy-sapping obstacles and no rest, the evening was capped off with the exciting prospect of sleeping out in the veld under the stars – there were stars when the boys left the camp! Having just settled in nicely, the mother of all thunderstorms ambushed the unsuspecting heroes, confining them to an abandoned school building where the comforting cold cement floor was to be their final resting place for the evening – true character building stuff indeed! Day two saw the boys being unleashed onto the infamous “Spirit of Adventure” obstacle course for a trial run and a test of pure strength, speed, agility and determination. On the final morning there would be an attempt at the record time of 5min 19sec, set by Parktown Boys’ years earlier. The rest of the day saw an awe-inspiring effort by the boys on the go-kart track, resulting in a new record- breaking time. The final morning on day three was spent having lectures on goal setting – most boys anxious to make the attempt on the obstacle course record. Judging by the determination shown over the past few days, Mr Erasmus and I were convinced that the boys had a chance of breaking a record that the previous 39 visiting schools could not come close to. In true King Edward style, passion and determination, a group called the “elite eight” – specimens of the highest physical and mental qualities – outdid themselves to smash the record by a full 5 seconds; a time that will not be broken for years to come! In conclusion, the 2007 Prefect’s Camp was a roaring success enjoyed by all and an experience which benefitted every single boy. We can truly say that from a leadership point of view, King Edward is in great hands in 2008 and we look forward to another inspirational year full of the highest quality King Edward boys can produce. Mr DJ Visser

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Back Row (L to R): K.D. Fonseca, N. Mabe, D. Lombard, R. May, S. Laher, T. Khosa, J. Gabriel, L.K. Maseko, T. Luthuli, L. Selby Middle Row (L to R): J. Crossley, K. Mvunyiswe, C. Greaves, M. Nkosi, C. Kazadi, D. Mason, J. Crichton, A Jackson, L. Phatudi, S. Scorgie, Front Row (L to R): A.L.G Costa, C.M. Pratt, K.O. Owusu, D.W.D. Rimmer, T. Tsotsotso, K. Asiedu-Darkwah, M. Mbuya, M. Middleton Seated Front (L to R): G. Gerrits, L. Conway Absent: O. Mogkatle, O. Zungu, S. Fraser, J. Jennings, D. Von Pannier

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REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL OF LEARNERS

(RCL) 2006 / 2007 Members of the Body -

Grade 12 Representatives Asiedu-Darkwah K Mbuya MJ Pratt CM Tsotsotso T

President : Vice-President : Secretary : Treasurer :

D Rimmer DWD Mokgatle OS Owusu K Tsotsotso T

Gutu G Mokgatle OS Rimmer DWD Zungu SL

Grade 11 Representatives : Costa A Fraser SD Luthuli T Mabe N Owusu KO Scorgie SJ

TLO Representatives: Mr S Parseramen Mr R Hansen

Grade 10 Representatives : Crichton J Ferguson TW Jennings J Nkosi M

Collard M Greaves C Maseko LK van Wyngaardt J

Grade 9 Representatives : Da Fonseca R Gerrits G Kazadi C Mvunyiswe K

Gabriel J Jackson A Laher S von Pannier D

Grade 8 Representatives : Allie Z Crossley J Lombard D May R Selby L

Conway L Khosa T Mason D Phatudi L Members of the Governing Body: Rimmer DWD Asiedu-Darkwah K Tsotsotso T

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Memorial Parade 2007

Officer Commanding

M Middleton

Sentries

Second in Command

G Ralph

Commander Sentries

Company Sergeant Major

R Biddlecombe

Platoon Commanders

1. S Terblanche 2. T Photolo

C van Rooyen S Landsdale M McGillivray D Allan D Cross

Aide de Camp

M Baxter T Bobo

Marker

M Vincente

Wreath Orderlies

K Owusu W Brand S Fraser N Dlamini D Wiener

Colour Party Flag Officer Colour Sergeant-Major Colour Sergeants

M Mjekevu M Arnold N Bester S Wesselo

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15 15 6 12 2 7 8 8 7 4 15 4 5 109

Athletic Relay

Cross Country

Hockey

Just a Minute

Play Festival

Swimming Inter-House

Tennis

Water Polo

Debating

Cricket

Squash

Soccer

TOTAL

Anderson

Academics

Activity

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112

16

1

21

3

3

6

13

21

92

5

8

3

1

8

1

10

7

2

8

109

10

5

21

2

6

3

4

16

5

10

9

12

5

Hofmeyr

92

12

2

6

8

2

3

2

7

2

14

4

9

20

Robinson

186

14

7

21

5

5

5

13

16

7

16

12

24

40

Davis

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5

3

9

7

4

7

16

7

8

6

16

21

25

Hill

136

5

6

12

5

1

2

6

24

5

2

14

18

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School

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4

2

6

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Grimmer

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10

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Ciaran Haynes Gr12

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English Creative Writing

Editor’s Prize:

Jamie Cripwell and Dean Rimmer

Proxime Accessit:

Ian Gordon

‘for the world, which seems to lie before us like a land of dreams, so various, so beautiful, so new, hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;’ Matthew Arnold Have you ever woken up and just had a feeling of complete emptiness; a sense of cold isolation so deep that it sends a shiver up your spine? It’s the sudden and unexpected realisation that the world isn’t what you thought it was and that everything that appeared so pure, so natural and so good was all an illusion. It is in this moment, in this fleeting instant in time, that you have been awakened and your eyes have been opened to the world. New York City, New York, a favourite setting for film makers. The scene of many a love story and the picturesque peak of American Society, where opportunity is ripe and prosperous and the all-toooverstated “American Dream” is being lived by the “brave and the free…” Stop. This clichéd, picture-perfect image of New York City isn’t real; it’s the fairytale everyone wants it to be; a complete and utter misconception. New York City is a crime-ridden cosmopolitan slum. Daily life is nothing more than a fine-tuned mechanized cycle. One need only look into the eyes of the people; those glazed pools of emptiness portray the results of the dehumanization, the draining monotony of metropolitan life. There is no joy in that, no light, no love. Is this really the peak of human society? Is this really what the world dreams of experiencing? This disillusionment isn’t exclusive. The American Government is a prime example of the hypocrisy and deception that our world is enthralled in. We are led to believe that they fight for the freedom and liberty of our world and that America is an icon of peace and a guiding light for the rest of the world to follow. What a load of bull! While George Bush “wages war on terrorism for the benefit of world peace”, innocent women and children are being gunned down, day after day. Under the façade of peace-keepers and saviours of individual liberty from the clutches of dictatorial tyranny, the heroes of the American war effort are destroying the lives of innocent people and making a mockery of all they are supposed to be striving for. George Bush preaches a message of peace, of love, of hope; yet what peace can come from the shedding of innocent blood? What love is there in a senseless war? From where will we find the light of hope when the darkness pf deception encompasses our lives? The world is indeed full of lies and deception and we will all wake up to the realization of our disillusionment but it is in these times, when all else seems false and our lives make no sense, that we lie down again, move closer to those that we love and hold dear to what is true and what means most because in times like these, the stability of truth is rare and beautiful among the ugliness of our uncertain world. Jamie Cripwell 12B

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My illusions were shattered I find myself on an empty street; the darkness still and undisturbed, the silence deafening. A tiny pat breaks the silence as the rain begins to fall on the hard cobbled street ahead. A cold familiarity dawns upon me as my bare feet greet the cold earth, the embrace of a friend long missed. I have walked this street many times before. An icy wind laps my legs, yet this too is not unfamiliar but rather, strangely comforting, and like a child pulling at his father’s legs, it edges me onward. This long road is all too familiar; my lonely isolation echoed by the emptiness of the road ahead, the rain falling upon the cold earth like my cries for help upon deaf ears. Yet something is different. Ahead I see a glow, a speck of light, faint and distant, that has not been there before. Intrigue and curiosity overwhelm me. I run towards it, desperately seeking the source of this welcome invasion of my desolation. Before I know it I am standing before a window radiating a light and warmth that are so foreign and unknown. What is this feeling? It creeps upon me like a silent assassin and before I realize it, it consumes me: a hot rush through my veins, a euphoria that no drug could ever give, a feeling I have long forgotten. Hope. Lost in this strange sensation, I become aware of what the window holds. A faint and distant sound greets my ears: a gentle voice and innocent laughter. My eyes strain through the torrential rain as the picture before me comes into focus. My heart skips a beat as an image of incomprehensible beauty demands my attention. There stands the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, looking straight at me and yet not seeing me. Those green eyes, deep and shimmering, vast as pools, pierce my own and see right through

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me. I know those eyes. The laughter pulls me to my senses as both she and I look down at this picture of innocence. My mind wages war with my disbelief as my hand and my heart move as one. I reach out to the glass, longing for her sweet scent and yearning for her tender touch once more. As I touch the glass, a deafening crash rings through my ears, the glass shatters and darkness surrounds me as I am sent reeling backing to reality. I wake, trembling. The numbness and cold emptiness embrace me once more as I wipe the tears from my eyes. The crash had taken them from me, removing my humanity and my ability to feel. All that remains is an empty shell of what I used to be; no warmth, no comfort, no joy, no hope. Jamie Cripwell 12B

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Ncgebo Ndlovu Gr 12

Postcards from the Edge

The sky turns dark, the air becomes thick and the world slowly caves in. Invisible ropes drag you closer to the edge and your slippery lifelines draw back as if taunting you – promising safety yet staying just out of reach. This is the dark, scary and daunting world of unhappiness. The edge of sanity. The edge of reason. The edge of safety. Every living soul has experienced this feeling and depending on the recipient of their postcard – their plea for help – it can be for a day or a lifetime. The depressed send out messages, signs of their trouble, and if no-one is listening, the darkness gets closer, the air heavier. The person who listens, however, is a beacon of hope. A lighthouse that helps guide one out of trouble. The thing that makes this person so special is that he or she is rarer than the finest of diamonds. These postcards from the edge can be relatively subtle, or as clear as daylight, yet it still takes a special person to recognize these signs. Most people are too busy or too concerned with their own emotions to spend time trying to help others. Many people choose not to see the signs, choose to circumvent the trouble and stay away from the effort it takes an unselfish person to help where help is most needed. It is more than unselfish, it is brave. To share in someone’s troubles is to take some of their darkness into your soul, to lift the weight off their shoulders is to rest it on your own. This may be true, but the pressure of unhappiness is more easily saddled by many hearts. Be aware, look past your own veil of emotions. There is a world out there more raw and daunting than most can ever image. A world of extremes, pure joy followed almost instantaneously by desperate depression. This, however is the price of life. Each of us hold our friends’ lives in our hands, and those who are too blind to see risk that life every day. Do not be afraid of being there for someone. The reward, their laughter, is priceless. Dean Rimmer 12A 34


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The Waiting Room When have we arrived? Where is that we, the human race, can sit back, relax and enjoy what we have worked for? Or as I fear, are we perpetually stuck in the greatest waiting room of them all – life? From the moment we enter this world, we are waiting. Waiting to walk, waiting to talk, waiting to understand. I have always felt one step behind – as soon as I reach a goal, several more arrive and force me into another bout of hard work. Primary school comes and goes and as we step into the theatre of dreams that is high school, the pinnacle of our lives draws further away because we soon realize that high school is just another glorified waiting room. A place that prepares us for the “real world”, but what does this “real world” have to offer that we have not previously experienced? From here on it is only preparation for work, working to have a family, striving to do one’s best for one’s children, waiting for them to be independent, waiting to retire, waiting to die … waiting! The transition from waiting room to … What would come after the waiting room? Perhaps, for the spiritually inclined, heaven is our final destination. For those with less romantic views on the purpose of our existence maybe it is a wooden box six feet under that is our only destiny. I am still young and have many years ahead of me to work my way out of this waiting room but for now I believe the only thing to do is put my feet up, relax and enjoy the free coffees and biscuits. Dean Rimmer Grade 12A

Simon Hough Gr 12

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“For the world, which seems to lie before us like a land of dreams, so various, so beautiful, so new, hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain” – Matthew Arnold Depressing? I think so. It makes me pity Mr Arnold, who sees none of the greatest things that life presents. For me, it is hard to believe that someone cannot express joy, or love in our world. Yes, life is tough at times, we’re all affected in some way by the problems in today’s society. But there are also miracles (there’s no other word to describe it) occurring everyday. Like the selfless relief worker in an African orphanage who gives up her time to help those in a hopeless situation, or even the Boy Scout who helps an elderly person cross the street in a busy suburb. How can one not feel joy and certitude when witnessing such events? It has been my experience of both sides of the coin that has shaped the person I am. I’ve been through periods of time when I would have agreed with Matthew Arnold, but then I’ve also felt times of absolute happiness and gratitude and it’s at these times that one realises the value of life, and how much of a waste it is to will it away. But I know, first hand, that depression isn’t something you just drop in a moment of enlightenment. In the eyes of a bystander, someone who is depressed seems selfish and self-obsessed. How can he feel that way when thousands of people starve in impoverished countries? What they don’t realize is that depression is a real and dangerous condition that is independent of surroundings and social position. The world is full of pain, grief, suffering and cruelty that I can’t deny. Yet, in the midst of all that, shines hope, faith and brightest of all: love. So I conclude with this:

“For the world, which seems to swallow us like an endless nightmare, so repetitive, so dark, so cruel, hath really joy, and love, and light, and certitude, and peace, and help for pain: if only you open your eyes.” Ian Gordon Grade 12B

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Afrikaans Kreatiewe skryfwerk

Redakteursprys: Hoogs aanbevole:

M Dunn M Cronje

Skool Ons huil of ons lag, maar ek is een van die wat huil. Dis die skoolwerk wat die trane veroorsaak. Die werk is net tè vervelig. Hulle verbeel hulle dat hulle “heroes” is. Hulle spring rond soos ‘n klomp narre voor in die klaskamer. Weet jy van wie ek praat? Ja, dis reg, die onderwysers! Hulle behandel ons soos “gemors”. In hulle oë is ons maar net nog ‘n stukkie rommel. Hulle dink hulle weet alles, en niks of niemand is goed genoeg vir hulle klaskamer nie. Ja, miskien veroordeel ek hulle, maar hulle is nie die grootste probleem in my skoollewe nie. Skool is net tè vervelig! Elke dag voel ek asof ek op my stoel neergeplak is. Elke dag is presies dieselfde, PRESIES! Miskien is ek net te “gatvol” vir skool. Ek weet regtig nie, maar ek kan definitief nie wag tot ek aan ‘n universiteit studeer nie. Dis nou ‘n jol! Universiteitslewe is so vry en ‘n mens kan dit regtig geniet. Ek sê nie daar is geen werk nie ek weet daar is ‘n klomp werk wat wag ek sê net dis ‘n lewe wat ek meer sal geniet dus kan ek nie wag nie. Dis heeltemal duidelik dat ek nie ‘n ondersteuner van skoolwerk is nie. Die trane hardloop somtyds teen my wange af, omdat skool so ongemaklik is. Ek weet ek moet my werk doen om by ‘n universiteit in te kom dus moet ek nog my beste gee. Ek sal altyd my beste gee, maak nie saak hoeveel ek dit haat nie. Miskien is skool vervelig en miskien sal die trane nog kom, maar ek sal altyd my werk doen. Ek wil net skool voltooi en universiteit toe gaan. M Dunn 12A

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Dagboekinskrywing Liewe Dagboek Die plek? Wanderers, vir die krieketwedstryd tussen die Leeus en die Titans. Sy is hier. Neil Mckenzie slaan ‘n ses, my oë volg die bal deur die lug, die bal sak en sak. Skielik sit sy langs my en sy het ‘n helse groot glimlag op haar gesig. Almal het rondgespring en hulle longe uitgeskreeu. Die gees in die stadion is briljant. Dis ‘n plesier om hier saam met al my maats te wees. Sy loer kort-kort na my kant toe. Ons sit almal bymekaar en gesels lekker. Party van my tjoms begin stories vertel. Ja, dis stories van ons vakansie, die koshuis en sommer maar oor enige iets. Toe gebeur dit …... Sy staan op, en soen my voor almal. Die beste dag van die vakansie. M Dunn 12A Wat beteken ware vriendskap vir jou? Ware vriendskap is een van daardie wonderlike goed wat ‘n mens baie selde ten volle ervaar. Ja, daar was ou Jannie wat in graad twee sy konfyttoebroodjies met jou gedeel het, of Kobus wat jou altyd laat afloer het in die Wiskundetoets. Maar, is dit ware vriendskap? Van die beste vriendskappe is daardie wat op ‘n jonger ouderdom begin omdat julle saam grootword en ontwikkel. Wanneer jy klein is, maak ‘n mens se omstandighede nie saak nie omdat jy net opsoek is na ‘n speelvriend en of hulle arm of ryk is, maak g’n saak nie. Ja, dis waar, vriende baklei ook soms. Ons is almal maar net mense en ons is nie perfek nie, die belangrikste ding is dat ware vriende deur dik en dun saam sal staan. Tot jou vriend óf vriendin se geslag maak nie saak nie, julle het agting vir mekaar as mense nie as seun of dogter nie, maar liewer as maats. Seker een van die belangrikste dele van vriendskap is kommunikasie. Die eienskappe van ‘n ware vriendskaplike verhouding is een vol vertroue en eerlikheid. As ’n maat, moet jy vir jou vriend die waarheid kan vertel, jy moet tot ‘n kritikus wees wanneer hulle jou vra om te help, solank dit opbouend is. As jy voel dat die lewe net nie meer die moeite werd is nie, is jou vriend die een wat altyd daar vir jou sal wees. Julle hoef nie eers te praat nie, net die feit dat hy of sy daar is, is genoeg om beter te voel. Ons kan tot die gevolgtrekking kom dat ware vriendskap regtig nog bestaan en daar is regtig nog mense van wie jy nooit genoeg kan kry nie. Dit is beslis genoeg rede om vandag so ‘n bietjie te glimlag. M Cronje 12A

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My vriend gebruik steroïde Liewe Ruan Wat gaan met jou aan Ouboet? Jy raak te maklik aggressief, jy is nie meer die vriend wat ek al my hele lewe lank ken nie. Hoekom gebruik jy die goed? Is dit die rugby óf atletiek? Ek verstaan dit net nie, jy is seker een van die beste sportmanne in ons skool. Ek is verskriklik teleurgesteld want ek het altyd na jou opgekyk en ek wou nes jy sport speel. Dink net aan jou lewe na skool, daar’s meer in die lewe as skoolsport! Dit voel asof jy lui geraak het ja, ek weet steroïde sal jou vinniger ‘groot’ maak, maar jy verniel net Michael St Dare Gr 12 jou liggaam. Hoekom probeer jy nie liewers iets wat nie so sterk is nie? Daar is honderde verskillende produkte wat wettig is en nie eers naastenby soveel skade aan jou liggaam sal aanrig nie. Ek vra mooi ou maat, dink asseblief net daaraan! Is dit regtig die moeite werd? M Cronje 12A Die soet en suur van my skoolloopbaan Twaalf lange jare, jare wat ek nooit sal vergeet nie. Een van my vriende het vir my gesê, dat die dag wat hy met skool klaar is, vir hom die lekkerste dag in sy lewe sal wees. Ek dink die teenoorgestelde, vir my sal dit swaarmoedig wees. My skoolloopbaan was ‘n avontuur, ‘n avontuur vol soet en suur, maar meer soet. My skoolloopbaan is net soos die Feniks. Aan die begin was die storie dood en suur, maar dit het beter geword en was wonderlik. Aan die begin was skool vir my kakofonies, ek was bang en verwilderd. Ek het dom gevoel en asof niemand vir my omgee nie. In standerd drie het dinge ‘n bietjie beter geword en ek het gevoel ek gee altyd my beste. Ek het geleer dat dit klap, maar my punte het laag gebly. My grootste probleem was dat ek altyd omgegee het. Wanneer ek ‘n probleem gehad het, het ek nie ‘n antwoord probeer vind nie, dus was alles vir my by die skool suur. Eendag het iets gebeur wat my gesindheid oor skool verander het. Ek het ‘n boek gelees van ‘n man wat ‘n teleurstelling in die lewe gehad het, maar vir elke terugslag het hy ‘n teenmaneuver gehad. Hierdie man was entoesiasties ten spyte van swaarkry. Hierdie boek het my positief oor skool laat voel. Ek was ‘n nuwe persoon. In graad ses het die soet 40


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van my skoolloopbaan begin. Met my volharding het alles vir my reggekom. Ek het beter in die klas gedoen en ek het ‘n prefek in graad sewe geword. Nou, is ek op hoërskool. Op hoërskool is daar ook baie suur en soet dinge, maar net soos die man in die storie soek ek na antwoorde en nie probleme nie. Op hoërskool het ek meer vriende, ek doen goed in die klas en ek gee altyd my beste. Ek is ‘n prefek, ek is iets in my skool en vir my is dit soet. Ek sal nooit my wonderlike skoolloopbaan vergeet nie. T Tsotsotso 12A Dagboekinskrywing Liewe Dagboek Goeiedag ou Maat! Vandag het ek die hart van die belangrikste persoon in my lewe op die wonderlikste manier geraak. Ian Musa Gr 11

Een van haar sussies is jare gelede dood dus het ek besluit om ‘n plakskildery te maak, om haar sussie te onthou. Ek het nie daaroor getwyfel nie. Eintlik het dit my met die grootste gevoel van blydskap vervul! Ek was bly om dit vir haar te doen omdat sy die persoon is wat ek die res van my lewe mee saam wil leef. Wag ‘n bietjie my ma roep my ek’s nou terug. Toe ek dit vir haar gegee het, kon ek die blydskap op haar gesig sien. Dit was die wonderlikste gevoel in die wêreld net om te weet dat ek haar soos ‘n koningin laat voel het. Dit was die beste dag van my lewe. Net om te weet dat ek die meisie van my drome spesiaal laat voel het, het my jaar gemaak. K Jacobs 12A Liewe Dagboek As ek geweet het dat die liefde so ingewikkeld is, het ek liewer nooit liefgekry nie. Ek en my meisie, Julie se verhouding het op ‘n toer begin. Ons het oral saam uitgegaan en was altyd saam. Ons verhouding het twee jaar lank geduur en toe moes ek na ‘n partytjie toe gaan. Sy kon nie saam nie en ek moes alleen gaan. By die partytjie was daar baie mense en ook ‘n vriendin van my laerskool. Ek het met haar gepraat oor die ou dae. Die volgende keer wat ek Julie gesien het, was sy baie jaloers en het met my baklei. Sy het my 41


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twee weke lank geïgnoreer en toe later die verhouding beëindig – vrouens darem! Ek het gehuil en het lus gevoel om selfmoord te pleeg. Niks is nou meer lekker nie en ek dink ek sal nie weer lief kan hê nie, maar ek weet ek het net tyd nodig. Sien jou later. P Govender 12A Dagboekinskrywing Ek het vandag weer aan ‘n atletiekbyeenkoms deelgeneem, en ek het weer tweede geëindig. Ek raak nou rêrig moeg daarvoor en ek kan dit nie meer vat nie. Die kinders by die skool het al die bynaam “Thunder” gegee. Soos in donderweer omdat dit altyd na weerlig kom. Ek is al die voorwerp van bespotting by die skool. Almal weet dat ek nooit eerste eindig nie, ek is altyd net tweede op die podium. My kamer lê al vol silwer medaljes. Dit raak nou rêrig te veel vir my en ek weet nie hoe lank ek nog so kan aanhou nie want ek oefen elke dag van my lewe vir niks nie. Al wat ek wat ek wil hê, is net een goue medalje. Help my asseblief, ek weet nie wat om te doen nie! Simon Hough Gr 12

Z Richter 12C Ou vlag ou nasie Die ou vlag is ‘n simbool van baie van Suid-Afrika se geskiedenis. Daar is die goeie en die slegte punte, maar dit het bo hierdie feite gestyg. Die ou Suid-Afrikaanse vlag is nou ‘n simbool van apartheid of jy daarvan hou of nie, dit is nou die waarheid. Ons het die reg om nie oor onderdrukking te praat nie, maar ons het ook die verantwoordelikheid om nie ander mense te beledig nie. As iemand by ‘n rugbywedstryd die ou vlag waai, maak hy ’n stelling. Daar is absoluut geen rede om hierdie vlag te waai nie. As hy by die wedstryd is, het hy die geld om ‘n ander vlag te koop en hy kan enige een uit miljoene op straat kies. Hoekom moet hy die ou vlag swaai? Daar is ook die anderkant van hierdie argument. Mense moenie oor sensitief wees nie. Ja, ons nasie het ‘n groot en lelike geskiedenis gehad, maar ons moet daaroor kom. As een dom mens ‘n ou vlag wil waai, kan ons net ons koppe skud en wegloop. Daar sal altyd mense wees wat die limiet wil oorskry, en ons kan niks daaraan doen nie. Elke mens het die reg om sy gedagtes vrye teuels te gee en as hy onnosel wil wees, los hom. Die ou vlag is die ou vlag! Mense, asseblief alle mense, beweeg aan. Ons kan ‘n nuwe nasie met ons nuwe vlag bou! D Rimmer 12A 42


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Hou op kla oor Suid-Afrika Ek weet alle mense kla oor Suid-Afrika. Ons moet nie meer dink in kleur nie, maar lewe in liefde. Dis ‘n keuse om gelukkig te wees, maar jy moet eers alles aanvaar. Dit beteken nie dat mense nie moet probeer om dinge beter te maak nie, maar onthou dat ‘n plek nie in ‘n dag gebou kan word nie. Ek sê vergeet van swart en wit. Apartheid is lankal verby. Daar is goeie mense en daar is slegte mense. Ek sien ook wit mense wat nie hul motors kan bestuur nie. Alle wit mense sê al die swartmense kry hulle werk net omdat hulle swart is. Ek weet van baie wit mense wat werk kry net omdat hulle ma en pa dit vir hulle gegee het. Daar is duisende wonderlike goed in Suid-Afrika. Ons het die mooiste meisies. Mense kom van orals om ons meisies te kies, kyk net vir Prins Harry. Hy kan enige meisie kry, maar van alle plekke kry hy ‘n Suid-Afrikaanse meisie. Dis nie al nie. Ons land is ook pragtig! Plekke soos byvoorbeeld Tafelberg, God se venster, Titiesbaai en Torteldoos ( lekker name, ek wonder, waar sou hierdie plekke hulle name gekry het?) Hierdie is net ‘n paar waar ek was (veral Titiesbaai) en daar is nog baie, baie meer! Ons het diere wat nie op ander plekke voorkom nie. Interessante, lelike, oulike, groot en klein diertjies wat mense van oral hiernatoe laat kom.

Ian Musa Gr 11

Suid-Afrika, hou op kla en spog! W Van Zijl 12A Die eerste jaar op skool Dit was 1996, ‘n nuwe jaar, ‘n nuwe begin vir almal. Dit reën terwyl die son skyn, maar vir net ‘n kort rukkie. Ek was baie opgewonde daaroor dat ek vir die eerste keer skoolklere moet aantrek. Dit was seker baie dramaties ….. Die onderwyser het ons een vir een gekies. As jy slim was, sal jy in die A-klas wees. As jy nie slim was nie sal jy in die B-klas wees. Die onderwysers het ons naamkaartjies gegee en hulle het ons begrip van kleur getoets deur ons name neer te skryf. My onderwyseres se naam was mevrou Swart, sy het ‘n groot neus, groot oë en rooi hare gehad. Sy was eintlik kort, maar vir my het sy soos die reus van Dwaalfontein gelyk. Graad een was moeilik. In die begin het ek nie ‘n woord Engels verstaan nie, ek was te jonk en was altyd moeg, doodmoeg. In graad een was ons net soos babatjies en die onderwysers was soos ons moeders. Daar het nie ‘n periode verbygegaan sonder dat ‘n kind sy broek natgemaak het nie. Gedurende pouses het ek lekker met my tjoms gespeel. Ons het met karretjies gespeel en rond gehardloop. Gedurende die periodes was daar soms ‘n skielike obstruksie in die klas. Dit was asof daar ‘n sterretjie 43


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in die klas was en ek kon nie my oë van haar afhou nie, maar hoe kan daar ‘n ster in die klaskamer wees? Eek het toe besef dat dit nie ‘n ster was nie, maar ‘n meisie op wie ek verlief was. Ek sal dit nooit vergeet nie. Nou is ek in graad twaalf. Ek het die meeste van my vriende verloor, maar ek sal hulle nooit vergeet nie. Vriende is verskriklik belangrik want hulle help jou deur die moeilike tye. Ek het mense se probleme op skool gesien, soos selfmoord, depressie en verdowingsmiddels. Ek het geleer dat, as jy iets doen wat verkeerd is, sal jy dit nie weer doen nie want ondervinding is die beste leermeester. Skool is ‘n goeie plek waar jy goeie, vriendelike mense kan ontmoet en dit is ‘n plek waar jy waarhede oor die lewe kan leer. S Seforo 12A My skoolloopbaan Dit is elke jong seun se nagmerrie om vir die eerste keer na ‘n seunshoërskool te gaan. Ek was nie ‘n uitsondering nie. Die sestiende Januarie twee duisend-en-drie was my eerste dag op King Edward VII School. Wat voorgelê het, was onseker, maar ek het geweet dat dit die begin van groot dinge was. Daar was baie voorbeelde soos die hoofprefek Dean McHendrie en Blake Snijman die adjunk en van dit wat ons kan behaal. My skoolloopbaan was ‘n slakkegang aan die begin. Dit was moeilik om myself in graad agt te vestig, want ek het nie sport in my laerskool gedoen nie.

Storm Areington Gr11

My eerste taak was om nuwe vriende te maak en ek het drie goeie seuns gevind. Hulle is tot hierdie dag toe my beste tjoms. Ek het doele vir myself gestel soos om akademiese kleure te kry. Ek het geweet dat King Edward VII School die regte skool is om my te verbeter. Die skool is sterk in hul tradisie, respek en is passievol en dit maak die skool die beste in die land.

My eerste soet oomblik was toe ek in graad agt die top tien in die tweede termyn behaal het. Ek was doodgelukkig en ek het geweet dat ek beter kan doen. Ek het by die onder-vyftien basketbalspan aangesluit. Dit was ‘n goeie ondervinding want dit was my eerste keer om aan sport deel te neem. Die rooi gees en passie wat al die seuns op die sportveld gehad het, sal ek nooit vergeet nie. Ek was verlede jaar die tweede span se kaptein. In graad elf, het ek my beste termyn gehad toe ek my akademiese kleure na die Augustuseksamen gekry het. My beste prestasie was toe ek die eerste in die graad gekom het. My vriende en ek het op die Rotary leierskapnaweek gegaan waar ons ander skole ontmoet het. My belangrikste pluimpie was toe ek ‘n prefek geword het. Ek het baie lewenservaring die laaste vier jaar opgedoen. Dit het my ondervinding gegee en soos mense sê: “Ondervinding is die beste leermeester.” Dit is vir my ‘n vrugbare vennootskap met King Edward VII School. D Nkusi 12A 44


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Misdaad in Suid-Afrika Suid-Afrika het ‘n baie groot probleem. ‘n Probleem wat ons as ‘n nasie moet regmaak. Misdaad in Suid-Afrika is tans buite beheer. Sommige mense ignoreer die hoë misdaadsyfer, maar in die toekoms sal dit almal benadeel. Suid-Afrikaners voel nie veilig nie. Die staaltralies, hoë mure, kameras en veiligheidswagte is ‘n aanduiding dat die mense deur misdaad geraak word. Kleuters wat sinneloos gemolesteer word is ‘n daaglikse bekommernis vir ouers. Hoe kan mense kinders grootmaak in ‘n samelewing met misdaad? Die oënskoulike vrees is soms in mense se optrede sigbaar. Vir elke straat is daar ‘n huisinbreker. In elke stad is ‘n bank nie veilig nie. ‘n Straatkafee word gewoonlik gesien as ‘n sagte teiken en in elke huis is daar ‘n alarmstelsel en diefwering. In elke motor is daar ‘n ‘tracker’ opsporingstelsel. Dit is nie hoe mense hulle lewe wil leef nie. Hoekom het die misdaad so verhoog? Hoekom doen die strafreg niks nie? Ons moet iets as Suid-Afrikaners doen. As Suid-Afrikaners, kan ons nie saamstem met die strafreg en niks doen nie. Daar moet mense wees wat weet waar die diewe skuil en hulle moet aangemoedig word om na vore te kom. Ons moet saamstaan as ‘n nasie en dan kan ons misdaad se rugraat breek.

Zane Dedlow Gr11

Misdaad se pad loop nou dood. Staan saam en kry Suid-Afrika se misdaad onder beheer! G Gerrits 12A Drome Omtrent kwart voor twaalf word ek wakker as gevolg van die honde wat blaf. Die stilte van die nag stuur koue rillings langs my rugraat af. Hoekom gaan die honde so te kere? Ek lê in die bed, doodstil en luister na wat buite aangaan. Ek probeer aan ‘n rede dink vir die chaos daar buite sodat ek met ‘n geruste gemoed aan die slaap kan raak. Ek kan nie aan een rede dink nie. Terwyl ek stil lê, probeer ek moed bymekaar skraap om te gaan kyk wat aangaan. Ek kyk na my horlosie. Dis nou halfeen. Net sodra dinge ‘n bietjie kalmer word, hoor ek voete wat hard op die grond land. Ek sit regop, maar het nie die moed om die veiligheid van my kamer te verlaat nie. Ek hoor die geluid van ‘n lig wat aangeskakel word en ek sien my broer stadig deur die huis stap. Die wete dat hy daar is, laat my uit die bed spring, en ek gryp ‘n gholfstok vir my eie beskerming. L Oosthuisen 12A 45


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Duime op Suid-Afrika Baie mense praat sleg oor Suid-Afrika en die mense wat ons land bestuur, maar ek dink daar is baie redes om duime vir Suid-Afrika op te steek. Suid-Afrika se ekonomie groei baie vinnig want daar is meer mense met goeie opleiding wat goeie werk kan doen. Oorsese beleggers sien dit en hulle belê geld in dinge soos ons goud, toerisme en bierbrouery. Hierdie vreemde geld maak die ekonomie bestendig. Die opleiding van Suid-Afrika se jong mense is baie beter as wat dit in apartheidsjare was want almal kan ‘n opvoeding kry. Dit help om ‘n beter Suid-Afrika te maak en dit maak ‘n mens se lewe beter want jy kan werk kry en ‘n beter lewe. Suid-Afrika is ‘n baie bekende sportnasie. Ons is baie goed in rugby en krieket. In die nuwe skole kan jy sport doen. Dit help jong mense. J Riley 12B My belangrikste behoeftes en drome My lewensbehoefte vir 2007 is om die grootste keuse in my lewe te maak. Die keuse moet my na ‘n onafhanklike lewe lei. Die jaar wil ek matriek deurkom met die beste eksamenuitslae wat ek kan behaal. Ek wil ten minste vier “A”- simbole in die volgende vakke soos Wiskunde, Wetenskap, Aardrykskunde en Afrikaans hê. Ek wil my laaste jaar op hoërskool ten volle geniet en die beste daarvan maak. Ek wil dit geniet deur alles te doen wat ek kan.

Logan Bismark Gr11

Ek moet ‘n finale besluit maak waarvoor ek gaan studeer want die tyd kom blitsvinnig nader om by ‘n universiteit aansoek te doen. Ek wil iets gaan studeer wat ek sal geniet en wat my bietjie sal laat dink. Op die oomblik wil ek baie doen soos om ‘n veearts óf ingenieur te word. Ek ‘moet’ n passie hê vir die kursus wat ek gaan loop en ek moet dit bowendien geniet.

Na ek werk gevind het, gaan ek my beste gee en hard werk want ek wil onafhanklik van my ouers wees en wil op my twee voete staan. Wanneer ek vir myself kan sorg, gaan ek vir my ‘n meisie soek met wie ek kan trou want ek soek ‘n gesin van my eie. Ek soek nie meer as twee kinders wat hopelik seuns sal wees nie. Maar hierdie jaar sal ek my eerste droom in die Junie-vakansie ‘n werklikheid maak as my familie en ek die hoogste berg in Afrika gaan klim. Ek wil Kilimanjaro oorwin en bo-op die reusagtige berg staan wat sneeuwit bo-op is en die wêreld onder my sien. Dit sal vir my ‘n groot mylpaal wees. Ek gaan my beste gee sodat ek al my behoeftes en drome ‘n werklikheid kan maak. Ek gaan elke oomblik van my lewe geniet en die beste uit elke dag geniet. T Nel 12B

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Voornemens vir 2007 Ek wens 2007 is die beste jaar van my lewe, hierdie jaar sal anders wees. Ek sal al my drome vir die jaar bewaarheid. Ek wil ook hierdie jaar geniet. Die belangrikste vir my is my akademie. Ek wil baie goed doen en op my skoolwerk fokus. Dit is belangrik want ek wil die punte kry vir universiteit. Wiskunde en Wetenskap sal my belangrikste vakke hierdie jaar wees, daarom moet ek baie hard werk van die begin af. In my sport wil ek ‘n groot bydrae lewer, ek sal rugby en atletiek doen. Ek wil my sport geniet en goed speel, maar ek moet fokus op akademie. Dit is ook belangrik vir my om hierdie jaar ‘n beter persoon te word. Ek glo ek kan goed vir myself doen en die mense wat op my staatmaak. Ek wil die gemeenskap beter maak en my familie, vriende en skool trots maak. Ek sien hierdie jaar as ‘n kans om nuwe dinge te probeer en vriende te maak. Ek het baie goeie voorspellings vir die jaar 2007 en ek sal alles wat ek kan doen, doen om hierdie jaar ‘n sukses te maak. Aan die einde van hierdie jaar, sal ek terugkyk en ek is seker ek sal gelukkig wees. Daar sal net beter dinge in my toekoms wees, ek weet dit. D Curtayne 12B Huis Paleis Pandok Die enigste plek waar elke persoon in die wêreld gelukkig kan wees. ‘n Plek waar iemand aan jou dink en lief is vir jou. Jou huis is hierdie plek. Daar is baie plekke in die wêreld waar jy kan gaan. Jy sal amper elke keer alleen en verlore voel. Maar daar is een plek waarnatoe jy kan gaan waar jy weet mense wil jou hê. Dit is die plek waar jou familie woon. Die huis waarin jy groot word, is die plek waar jy die veiligste voel. Dit is ‘n plek waar ouers, broers en sussies woon. Waar almal na mekaar kan kyk en help. In jou huis is jy weg van al die probleme in die res van die wêreld. Sam Cope Gr11 As ‘n persoon alleen is, kan hy baie allenig begin voel. Die meeste mense sou huis toe gaan om troos te vind by hulle gesin. Dit sal altyd reg voel om met hulle te wees. Niemand kan met jou redeneer dat jy by die huis die veiligste voel nie. Daar is nie ‘n plek waar jy veiliger voel as by jou eie huis nie. Dit sal een plek wees waar jy altyd terug kan gaan wanneer jy hulp wil hê. Almal sal daar vir jou wees. Hulle is lief vir jou en sal jou altyd help.

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Die gebruik van verbode middels Daar is iets wat ek dink ek vir jou moet sê. Ek weet jy is ‘n goeie sportman en jy het ‘n blink toekoms. Alles kan verander want ek weet wat jy doen en ek hoor dinge. Ek kan dit nie glo nie! Hoekom gebruik jy middels? Jy het alles! Is dit nie goed genoeg vir jou nie? Ek is sowel teleurgesteld as bekommerd oor jou. Ons moet iets doen want jy kan dit nie doen nie. Jy weet dat dit verkeerd is en jy moet die slegte gewoonte stop. As mense dit uitvind, sal jou naam sleg wees. Daar is lewe na sport, moenie jou liggaam verniel nie. Dit is nie die moeite werd nie. Jy moet hulp gaan kry. Ek is jou vriend en ek wil jou help. Asseblief! Jy móét ophou. Liefde L Schmidt 12B My opvoeder My opvoeder raas en is baas van hierdie klas met haar groen jas. Dit is koud en nou vind sy sommer fout met al ons werk wat sy merk. G Massyn 8A My ma Ek het ‘n baie mooi ma sy is baie lief vir my pa.

Jed Aylmer Gr12

sy is nogal kort en hou van sport. Sy haat ‘n muis maar bly tuis en is ons held want sy gee ons geld Sy is my ma en ek is mal oor haar vir ewig en altyd. Thinus du Plessis 8A

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Skool Die skool is een van die oudste in die land en ons maak die beste planne. Ons swembad is warmer as die see en ons harte sal baie vir ons skool gee ons maak sterk seuns slimmer en die beste sportmanne elke klas en seun en span is mooi hulle is ROOI T du Plessis 8A My Drome Vir party mense gaan die lewe net oor geld. Maar vir my is daar meer in ons wêreld. Dit is lekker om baie geld te hê, dit maak die lewe makliker, maar geld is nie geluk nie. Elke jaar is daar baie mense, met baie geld, wat selfmoord pleeg. Hierdie mense het al die materiële besittings wat hulle soek, maar hulle sukkel emosioneel. Hulle kan eensaam wees óf in ‘n slegte verhouding wees. Daar’s baie mense wat vir hulleself sê: “Ek kan nie aangaan nie.” Ek wil nie daardie persoon wees nie. ‘n Eensydige vrou kan ‘n man trou net vir sy rykdom. Dit sal ‘n oneerlike verhouding wees omdat daar geen liefde is nie. Dit is my droom om met iemand te trou wat my liefhet, iemand wat ek met my hele hart kan vertrou. Ek sal ‘n ingenieur word. Dit is my droom van kinderdae af. Ek hou van Wiskunde en Wetenskap, daarom is dit die beste werk vir my. As ek ‘n ingenieur word, sal ek geld verdien en vir my gesin kan sorg. Ek sal kinders hê en dit is my droom om ‘n gelukkige gesin te hê.

Jason Nienaber Gr11

My finale droom is om ’n vol lewe te leef. Ek sal my beste ten alle tye doen en probeer om ‘n goeie persoon te wees. Niemand is perfek nie, maar as ek van my foute leer en my humeur beteuel, dan sal ek vervulling vind. Ek hoop my drome sal waar word. I Gordon 12B

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My lewe is nie dieselfde sedert die taxi gestop het nie. My lewe is soos ‘n taxi, daar is altyd iets wat in my lewe gebeur. Dis wat onthouding is, wat my lewendig laat voel – die rede hoekom ek my lewe vergelyk met ‘n taxi is nie hoe dit lyk nie, maar hoeveel jy kan “vat” en uitspoeg. Dit is vir my die maklikste manier om my lewe te beskryf vir iemand, wat dalk wil luister. Soos ‘n taxi op die pad hy stop en laai mense met hulle goed op en af en ry weer en die taxi is dan weer vol en ry verder en stop en laai mense weer en weer af. Die klank in die taxi, is soos my hartklop en die woorde wat in my kop omgaan, is die wiel van die taxi en die reis van my lewe en die venster van die taxi, is my siel, oë in die lewe. Die engin is my hart en die verf, my vel, wat soms baie dun kan wees. Die pad wat die taxi volg, is waar ek in my lewe gaan stop. Geen pad en plek is te ver nie. Die aantal kilometers is my ondervinding. Die petrol is my bloed en ligte is my visie. Soms weet ek nie wat ek wil doen nie, maar ek is nog op pad na ‘n suksesvolle lewe. Dit is nooit te laat om iets nuuts te leer nie en ek het nog baie kilometers. J Craze 11A Belê in ‘n lekker dag As ek een dag vir iemand baie spesiaal kan maak, wie sou dit wees? En wat sal ek doen om daardie persoon se dag die spesiaalste dag ooit te maak. Om ‘n persoon uit my lewe te kies, is baie moeilik, veral omdat ek baie spesiale mense in my lewe het. Daarom sal ek liewe Here kies om ‘n dag saam met my op aarde te spandeer. Ek sal vir die Here die mees spesiale en asemrowendste dag gee wat ek kan, om dankie te sê vir alles wat Hy vir ons almal en vir my daagliks doen. Eerstens, sal ek vir die Here na die parkie naby my huis toe vat, sodat ek vir Hom kan wys hoe lekker dit was, en Hom dank vir al die wonderlike tye wat ek daar saam met my ouers en vriende gehad het. Dan sal ek vir die Here na my huis toe neem,vir middagete en my gunsteling sjokolade vir nagereg voorberei sodat die Here saam met my kan eet en ek Hom kan dank vir al die heerlike kosse waarmee hy my seën. Na dit sal ek die Here rondom my klein dorpie neem, ek sal hom na die weeshuis toe vat sodat ons saam met die arme kinders kan bid en speel. Ek sal hom ook na my skool toe neem, sodat die Here al my wonderlike vriende en onderwysers kan ontmoet en ons die liewe Here kan bedank vir alles waarmee hy ons seën. Daarna sal ek weer huis toe gaan, die keer sonder die Here langs my, maar ek sal weet Hy kyk altyd na my. T van Rensburg 11F

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My lewenslange vennootskap Hoogmoed, passie en verpligting is drie dinge wat ek my hele lewe saam met my sal dra. Hulle is die pilare, waarmee ek met my lewe voortgaan. Wanneer ek daaraan dink, is daar net een plek wat my hierdie dinge geleer het en daardie plek is my hoërskool. King Edward VII School is waar manne gemaak word. Die tradisie, passie en hoogmoed filtreer hierdeur soos water wat oor ‘n damwal spoel. Wanneer jy by hierdie skool is, voel dit asof jy by die huis is en al jou broers saam met jou is. Dit leer jou om onafhanklik te wees en op jou eie twee voete te staan. Ek is by die koshuis en dit is soos ‘n broederbond wat hier aangaan. Ons is soos een familie. Ons lag saam, speel saam, huil saam en voel saam hartseer. As een van ons bloei dan is dit elke broer se besering. Ek wens ek was vir altyd in hierdie skool, want dit gee my identiteit en ‘n gevoel waarvoor ek nie woorde kan vind nie. Ek sal altyd hierdie skool onthou as ek eendag weg moet gaan. Hierdie plek was waar ek my beste vriende gemaak het, wat altyd saam met my sal staan deur dik en dun. My hart sal altyd in die gras van die velde lê en my stem sal altyd in die skool eggo want ek sal altyd ‘n teddiebeer bly. C Van Rooyen 11F E-posboodskap Ek wil jou net gelukwens met die “Idols” kompetisie. Jy is ‘n wenner, ‘n ster, ek kan dit nie glo nie! Jou stem het net soos Justin Timberlake geklink. Jou drome het waar geword. Jy het dit verdien, want jy het baie hard gewerk. Die nuus het my moed gegee, want eendag wil ek ook ‘n ster wees, maar nie ‘n sanger nie. Liewer in ‘n krieketstadion. Jy het vir my gewys dat harde werk die sleutel tot sukses is. Noudat jy beroemd is – moenie van ons ouens vergeet nie, aangesien ons jou ingeskryf het vir die ‘Idols’ kompetisie. Ons het in jou geglo en ek glo dat jy altyd ons vriend sal wees. Jou beste vriend M Pinheiro 9B

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Ubuntu Creative Writing

Ubuntu - I am because you are Humans. Billions of us. Each connected. By relation, by activities, by love, by law, by religion. People are often quoted as saying that we are all truly alone, but this is a lie. Each action, each feeling, each thought is inspired by others. We are because they are. Throughout history there have been hundreds of truly remarkable people. Each celebrated for his or her actions, leadership or wit. But did anybody ever stop and consider that these people would not be who they are or were without those around them? Parents guiding their thoughts and friends guiding their actions. Adolf Hitler was not born with an innate hatred of the Jews; Napoleon was not born with a sword in his hand and Einstein’s first words were not e=mc2. Each of these people were inspired by others and went on to inspire thousands. Einstein scientists; Napoleon warriors and Hitler soldiers. But these are just a few. Greatness inspires greatness and the role-models make better citizens. Celebrities aside, however, every day our choices are altered. I want Nike because Jim wants Nike. Bob says Puma is hot and dressing like Peter will make me head boy. And I love KFC because of their cool new advertisement on TV. With each choice that we make that is not our own, we lose some of our individuality. I am no longer me because of me, but you. However, one could argue that the original me was created by my association with other people. Therefore how can I lose myself when I was never there? Each day we are faced with this crisis, as we lose ourselves to fit in and follow the status quo. Ubuntu – I am because you are. We are because you are. You are because I am. Society and “the system” don’t encourage individuality. And those who break free are either embraced for their ideas and principles, or silenced. And nothing makes the world’s identity crisis worse than conformism. This is applauded, but only because we’re told to applaud. I pray for the day when I am because I am. St John Hunter Grade 9B

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L Mpila L Manana

Hamba juba bayokucutha phambili UNdiza umfana wakwaNgcobo olisoka likaNtombifuthi. We! Uthando luvutha bhe ekhaya. UNdiza ngisho yena uMpholoba shiya mahle! Wabonisa uthando lwakhe kuNtombi ngokumthengela imoto entsha, edulaukushisa ngosuku lwakhe lokuzalwa. Konke kwakuhamba kahle. Umngane wami uNdiza, uyandiza ngempela. Usekhulile, usebenza kahle, unezimali zakhe. Akanazo izinkinga. Akanazo izinkinga? He! Abaningi abazi. Ngosuku lokugcina lonyaka, noma ngingasho ngithi ngoNcibijane osanda kudlula kwakugidwa kulilizelwa ngalolusuku olukhulu. Izintombi nazo zaphuma zigqoke kahle zicwebezela okukhanyisa okwelanga. Sonke noma wonke umuntu ohlala le eJazeville eDiepkloof wayekhiphe ezibukwayo. Izintombi zatheleka ziyobona izimoto ezibizayo – ngisho zimza kudlula isaka likamongameli yena uThabo Mbheki. Kuyisiko ukuthi umuntu nomuntu wesilisa aze nomuntu wakhe uma sihlangene kwaGimba. Abanye baza nabangane babo, abanye nezintombi zabo kanti-ke abanye bathanda ukudlala ngomlilo, bathathe amashansi balethe omakhwapheni. Yo! Kwakuba izulu limnyama uthusa. Wonke umuntu wayengasoze asokole ngokufunafuna ukuthi undiza wayezoza nobani. Mh! Phela sonke siyazi ukuthi uNtombi yisithandwa sakhe, uvutha amalangabi uma ukhuluma ngaye nje. He! Ukumangala kwethu! Undiza wangena ephethe enye imbali. Le mbali yayinhle, uphuma langa sikothe, imoyizela ngoba yazi kahle ukuthi wonke amehlo azobe ethe njo kuye. Yebo, ngempela kwakunjalo. Sonke sagqoloza amehlo sabheka le ntombi yakwaKunene. Ngaze ngasondela kundiza ngambuza kahle ukuthi kungani esihlolela kanje. Indlu yonke yayimangele ungathi umhlaba ungavuleka singene phakathi. Samangazwa ukuthi uNtombi yena wayekuphi? Pho! uSonia wayefunani eceleni likaNdiza? Ngalendlela ayeziphethe ngayo, uSonia, kwabonakalisa ukuthi usemathandweni. Ncgebo Ndlovu Gr12

Sahlangana noNdiza kwakhe. Phela, singabangane bakhe, kwakufanele ukuthi simxwayise ukuthi lokho akwenzile kuzophoxeka ebusweni bakhe. Sasimbheke ngeliso lengulube, kusobala nje ukuthi sasithukuthele ngoba phela wayeqhub intwala ngewisa. Uma ngisakhumbula amazwi kaJeff kahle, wathi kuye, “Qhubeka uhambe juba, bayokucutha phambili”. Wawungathi ikati elibhekane nenja. UNdiza wayengafuni ukulalela neze. Umshado wona wawuzakuqhubeka –kusho uNdiza kodwa singazi ukuthi uNtombi usazovuma emva kokukhala izinyembezi ezingangolwandle. Ngelinye ilanga uSonia wavakashela uNtombi, wazama ukumshayisa ngomoya obandayo. UNtombi wabona uSonia ekhulelwe., waquleka. Kwagijinywa kuqhaqhazelwa amadolo ngoba uNtombile ewile. Abantu abazi nokuthi wawiswa yini manje nje basacabanga ukuthi umshado uzoqhubeka.

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Kwabasobala ukuthi umntwana wayengokaNdiza noSonia. Uthe esephuma esibhedlela uNtombi wayengafuni nokubheka uNdiza emthuka nokumthuka. Namhlanje uNdiza usakholwa ukuthi uNtombi yena uzomshada. H! Asazi ukuth kungenzeka ngingasho ukuthi uNtombi uhamba ebheke emuva, ngoba samtshela sathi “Hamba juba bazokucutha phambili”. Kagiso Nthodi 12E Ukubaluleka kokudla okunempilo ebantwini nokuzivocavoca Uma singadli ukudla okunempilo futhi singazivocavoci sizokhuluphala njengezingulube. Uma umuntu efunda lesi sitatimente uzobona ukuthi ukudla okunempilo ebantwini nokuzivocavoca kuhlobene ngakho-ke kubalulekile kakhulu ukuthi sihloniohe imizimba yethu ngokudla ukudla okunempilo futhi sizivocavocengesikhathi esifanele. Kagiso Nthodi Gr12

Abantu abaningi bathanda ukudla okunamafutha ngoba kunambitheka kahle. Yebo, kunambitheka kahle kodwa kulimaza imizimba yethu. Laba bantu bazoba nezifo esikhathini esizayoezinjengegazi eliphezulu ezikhona ukuthi uphathwe isifo senhliziyo bese uyafa. Ucwaningo luveza ukuthi abantu badla ukudla okunamafutha banempilo ebambekile futhi abanasikhathi sokupheka ukudla okuphekwe endlini, manje bathenga ukudla okuphekwa esitolo ngoba kuthatha isikhathi esinci. Ucwaningo futhi luveza ukuthi abantu banempilo ebambekile abanasikhathi sokuvocavoca ngakho-ke laba bantu badlulile esisindweni esifanele. Laba bantu bazama ukuncipha ngokuthenga imithi enjengo-“Bio Slim(Fat attach)”. Laba bantu bathatha i-“Bio Slim” kodwa badla ukudla okunamafutha abazivocavoci. Bakhohlwa ukuthi izithelo lezi zizosebenza uma badla ukudla okunamafutha futhi abazivocavoci. Bazokutshela wena ukuthi imithi le iqeda amafutha kodwa kufanele uzivocavoce ukulahla lawo mafutha. Ngizwa ukuthi kubalulekile ukuqala ukudla okunempilo futhi ukuzivocavoca. Impilo iba nezikhathi zokuxineka futhi thina sinokubhekana uma siphila izimpilo eziphephile. Abantu bashonile ngesifo senhliziyo abaneminyaka eyi-34 abebehlala bephilile. Ngizonika iseluleko sodokotela: “Uma awufuni ukuba umhlatshelo, uzoqala ukudla okuphephile futhi uzivocavocemanje! Musa ukuthatha imithi enjengo “Bio Slim” ngoba ubuvila buzokubulala!”. Keenan Mayet 10C Ingabe izoqedwa ngempela i-yunifomu ezikoleni? Siphila esizweni esingenamali eshisayo. Isizwe esinabantu abaningi abahluphekile nabanye abangenamisebenzi, abanye balala bangadlanga. Uma uhlala nomndeni ohluphekile futhi ongenalutho, unabantwana abalala bengadlanga, into eyokugcina okumele uzikhathaze ngayo imali yokuthenga izimpahla, ikakhulukazi i-yunifomu yesikole. Kunezinye izinto umzali okumele azikhathaze ngazo, njengokuthenga ukudla, ukubhala imali yokuqasha, nokunakekela wonke umndeni. Yingakho mina ngithi ayiqedwe i-yunifomu ezikoleni, asikho isidingo sokuba nayo. 54


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Yebo, kwezinye izikole i-yunifomu ibalulekile, ngoba ibonisa wonke umuntu ukuthi yisiphi lesi sikole, futhi kwezinye izikole i-yunifomu ibonisa ezomlando namasiko awaleso sikole, okuyokwenza abafundi, othisha analaba abahlobene naso leso sikole baziqhenye ngesikole sabo, nalaba abaphuma khona. Kodwa namhlanje izifundo zibiza imali eshisayo. Incwadi, amapeni namapensela njalo njalo izinto ezibiza imali. Yebo ukuze uthole imfundo enhle, ezokusiza uphumelele kumele uzimisele ukukhipha imali, kodwa umtshela kanjani umntwana ukuthi angeke akwazi ukumthengela i-yunifomu ukuze afane nabanye abantwana esikoleni, ngoba eqinisweni imali ayikho. Yebo ukungagqoki i-yunifomu kunobubi bakho. Intsha eyanamhlanje isilahlekile, ingena ocansini. Intombi ingagqoka impahla ezasekhay ezingalungelanga umuntu oya esikoleni. Lokho emhlabeni owanamhlanje kungakulethela ububi, njengokudlwengula nodlame. Ukuze sikwazi ukushintsha indlela yokucabanga, ukuthi uyinkunzi emnyama, uphumelele. Lokhu akukwenzi ube umuntu ukundlula abanye, umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu. Kumele sicabangele abangenamali nabahluphekile, siqede i-yunifomu ezikoleni, akuyona iyunifomu ebalulekile yimfundo! Akusindlela ogqoka ngayo ekwenza uphumelele ube nekusasa eliqhakazile kodwa imfundo nolwazi olutholayo esikoleni. Yingakho ngithi i-yunifomu ayiqedwe ezikoleni. Stanley Malindi 11E Imali yeqolo iyinkinga ezinganeni zesikole ikakhulukazi ezamantombazana kule minyaka Izinga lamantombazana akhulelwe seliphakeme kakhulu, amantombazana akhulelwe ngoba enezizathu. Ayazi ukuthi azothola imali yeqolo abazoyihlaphaza ngomakhala ekhukhwini,izingubo bese belungisa nezinwele. Imali yeqolo iyinkinga ngempela manje ngoba amantombazane awasazinakekeli futhi awasazimiselanga ukuphumelela ngokusebenza kanzima. Izingane zamanje zibona kungcono ukuthola abantwana, nabo bengabantwana ngokwabo. Uma besesimweni esinjalo bavele bathembele kuhhulumeni ngemali yeqolo. Izingane zamanje sezilahle amasiko, azisaqondanga ngempela, akusasesimo sakudala samatshitshi.Abasazi ukuthi ingwe idla ngamabala ayo futhi uhulumeni naye akasazi ukuthi utshani buvuswa ngomlilo. Uhulumeni kumele enze umthetho oqinile ukuze amantombazane azinakekele angamane akhulelwe. Izingane zidelela zazi, zithi noma zikhuziwe zithathe ukuphapha. Kakhulukazi amantombazane alala nabafana abadala kunabo noma amadoda ashadile futhi anemndeni. Lokhu kuvame ukwenzeka ngoaba amntombazane amaningi ethande ukuzith\shela ukuthi ayazi futhi athanda ubumnsndi bezimoto, izindlu nemali okuyizinto ontanga bawo abangenazo. 55

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Ihhashi ungalisa echibini elincane kodwa ngeke uliphuzise amanzi. Izingane kumele ziyeke ukuziphatha njengamahhashi. Onina nogogo bazo bazi kangcono, kudala bephila emhlabeni. Ibhayibhili nalo liyasho ukuthi ulalele abazali bakho ukuze uqonde futhi ubusiswe. Izingane zamanje azisakwazi ukubona amathuba amahle esiwanikwa ngabazali bethu. Basinika imfundo yezinga eliphezulu futhi basiphilisa kahle. Izingane zona ziziphatha ngendlela engalungile, zimosha ikisasa lazo. Esikhathini samanje imfindo nempumelelo, yizinto ezibalulekile kakhulu. Isala kuthselwa sibona ngomopho, izingane lezi ezikhulelwayo zithembele kuhulumeni, ziyozisoal sezikhulile abangane bazo sebephumelele.

Imithetho eshaywa epalamende isilishaye yalibhuqa elikaMjokwane, yingakho sinezinkinga ezinje elizweni lethu. Yebo, zingane yizo ezithatha iznqumo ezimbi ukuze zikhulelwe kodwa uhulumeni unomphumela othile ngokwenza imithetho emibi. Uhulumeni kumele ukhulumiisane nabantu belizwe ukuze sixazulule le nkinga. Amantombazane akhulelwayo awakwazi ukuhlukanisa uthando nokuhalela ukuganga. Ngokubona kwami, lokhu yikho okudala yonke le nkinga. Tthina zingane kumele sazi ukuziqondisisa , silalelenabazali bethu ngoba ekugcineni yibo okumele basisize ngezinkinga ezidalwe yithina futhi.

Jed Aylmer Gr12

Tshepiso Luthuli 11 D I“BEE” Ubukhona be”BEE” (Black Economic Empowerment) yindaba edala usindo omkhulu eNingizimu Afrika, abantu benikeza imibono yabo engafani. Abamnyama abaningi bathi inhle i-“BEE”, abelungu abaningi bathi imbi. Iqiniso ukuthi i”BEE” inezinto zayo ezimbi kodwa nezinhle ngezinye izikhathi. Into esingathi yimbi kakhulu ngobukhon be”BEE” ngukukhohlakala okubuya nayo. Abantu babhadalana izimali ukuthi banikane izihlalo eziphezulu ezindaweni ezithile ezinjengohulumeni. Abanye bafaka izihlaobo zabo zingazange ziwunuke umnyango wekilasi. Bafike lapho batshontshe izimali nezinye izinto ezinjalo eziwisa umnotho phansi. Enye into embi ngobukhona be”BEE” ngukuthi ibandlula abantu ngokohlanga. Uma kunomuntu ongumlungu ofanele umsebenzi ukwedlula omnama , i”BEE” itholwa yilowo omnyama ngoba umnyama kodwa ofuneka emsebenzini kungulo onemfundo efanele. Nabo abelungu bayawufuna umsebenzi kodwa bagcina bengenawo ngoba abanaso isikhumba. 56


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Amankampanii amaningi awasenalo uxolo phakathi kwabantu abamnyama nabelungu ngoba abelungu bakhononda ngemisebenzi eyenziwa ngabamnyamabethi bafakwa emsebenzini ngoba bemnyama nje. Ukuthi sikwazi ukuthi ngubani obhedayo asikwazi. Asikwazi ukuthi bakhonondela ubala noma ikhona ngempela inkinga. Okubi ukuthi uma kungenakuthula emsebenzini, umsebenzi awuhambi kahle. Noma lezi zindlela ezimbi zikhona, kanezinto ezinhle ezazenzelwa abamnyama. Abamnyama babengakwazi ukuphumelela ngoaba kwakunobandlululo olwalungabavumeli ukusebenza imisebenzi ethile ephezulu kodwa bengayenza. Njengoba kusanethemba lokuthla imisebenzi emihle edalwa yi”BEE” emva kwesikole, Bantwana abamnyama basebenza kanzima ezikolweni futhi liyakhula izinga labafundi abaphasa befuna ukuya eyunivesi ukuyoqhubeka ngezifundo zabo. Amazinga okufunda eNingizimu Afrika azokhula ngenxa yalokho. Ubukhona be”BEE” bugenza kahle impela ekuphakamiseni ilizwe kodwa kumele abantu abamnyama nabo be”BEE” balungise lezi zinkinga ezikhona. Michael Mareya 12B

Rhys Herbert Gr12

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Uhulumeni uyinkampani enkulu futhi kukhona iminyango eminingi kuye. Ilizwe laseNingizimu Afrika likhetha umuntu neqembu lakhe elizomsiza ukubusa leli lizwe ngendlela elungile. Leli qembu likhethwa nguMongameli ozolinika umsebenzi walo. Umongameli ubafaka lapho abona benolwazi lwalowo msebenzi. Imisebenzi leyo ifana nemisebenzi yezamasiko(culture), ezempilo (health), ezezimali ( finace) ezenhlal kahle (Social Development) ezezindlu (housing), njalo njalo. Uhulumeni unemali ayehlukanisayo ukuthi iminyango ikwazi ukusebenzela abantu, bona labo abakhethile ukuthi babuse kulel lizwe. Le mali izokwenza okuningi kulezo zindawo njengokuthenga imithi, ukwakha izindlu, ukunika abantu imali uma benganabazali noma bekhubazekile. Uhulumeni uqasha abantu abaningi ukuze bakwazi ukwenza umsebenzi wabo ngendlela efanele. Kulbo bantu kukhona umnyango wamasiko ethu onomsebenzi wokusikhumbuza ngabantu abahlonophekile. Imigwaqo nezindawo sezigcwele ngamagama abantu ababesihlukumeza, bathatha leli lizwe lethu balenza elabo. Nakhona abaphumelelnga ngoba sagcina sinenkululeko. Namhlanje siphila kamnandi ngoba abantu abafana no-Oliver Reginald Tambo, uNelson Mandela no-Albert Luthuli bayillwela inkululeko yethu. Abanye bayifela inkululeko yethu futhi benza ukuthi sibe nekusasa eliqhakazile. Manje thina ngoba sesiphila ezindlini ezinhle, ngoba siyakwazi ukuphuma elokishini asisenandaba namasiko ethu ngoba sesinemali. Manje kunalaba bantu ababona sengathi akudingeki ukuthi sibhale amagama alaba bantu abasisiza. Mina ngibona ukuthi kumele sibhale amagama alababntu ngoaba izizukulu zethu kumele zazi ukuthi uLillian Ngqoyi wasisiza kanjani. Ezikolweni abafundisi umlando wabantu abamnyama, basifundisa ngabantu base-Afrika jikelele. Uma thina bantu base-Afrika singafuni ukubhala amagama abantu bethu emigwaqweni nasemadolobheni, kuzofana nokuthi asinandaba namasiko ethu futhi lo mnyango wamasiko uzophelelwa umsebenzi futhi le mali eyenzelwe ukuthi imigwaqo ibhalwe, izodliwa uhulumeni. Mina ngibona ukuthi imigwaqo kumele ibhalwe ukuthi sithuthukise futhi sinakekele amasiko ethu ngoba ebalulekile kithi abantu baseNingizimu Afrika. Sihle Dlamini 10D Into engingayenza uma ngingaba uMongameli waseNingizimu Afrika. Ngithanda ukuqala le ndaba yami ngokuthi uMongameli ngumuntu omele athenjwe yilizwe lakhe lonke. Okunye futhi engifund\a ukukusho ukuthi lo msebenzi unzima futhi akekho oyekayo engenzanga iphutha. Ilizwe laseNingizimu Afrika lihlushwea yinto enkulu, imali. Ngiyabona ukuthi abantu badinga imali ukuthi impilo yabo ifane neyezinye izizwe ezifana neMelika futhi badinga ukuthi amaphupho abo afezeke. Uma nginguMngamameli nginganciphisa umhlolo wabantu abaphezulu kuhulumeni ngikhuphule imiholo yabothisha nabomongikakazi.

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Lokhu kungasinceda ngoba intsha nayo izofuna ukufundela ubuthisha futhi nalabo abasafundisa basebenze ngokuzimisela. Enyeezokwenzeka ukuthi laba bantu abaye phesheya ukuyosebenza khona ngoaba imali yakhona ingcono bazobuya. Umongamei kumele athande ilizwe lakhe futhi ahloniphe wonke umuntu noma lowo muntu esebenza ukugunda utshani. Uma uMongameli angabona wonke umuntu ngokufana bonke abantubaziphathana ngandlela efanayo futhi bahloniphane. Uma kunenkinga kwamanye amazwe ahlobene nathi ngingaya ngiyobona ukuthi yini engingasiza ngayo ngoba nathi singaludinga usizo lwabo ngilinye ilanga. Okunye engikubonile futhi ukuthi intsha yanamuhla ithanda amaholide. Mina ngingafaka umthetho othi zonke izingane kumele zisebenze iviki elilodwa zisize abantu esibhedlela. Lokhu kuzobakhipha kuzo zonke izinto abazenzayo njengokubhema zidakamizwa, ukuphuza utshwala futhi nokubamba abantu inkunzi. Lelolanga lizofika bese iNingizimu Afrika ijabula ngoba sizofana namanye amazwe acebile ngokujabula. Mhlawumbe ngeke sibe nayo imali kodwa sizoceba ngokujabula. Sihle Dlamini 10D

Ian Musa Gr11

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Chess Club

Educator in charge:

Mrs L Crous

Captain: Vice-Captain:

Jason Oelofse Charl Rademan

The 2007 Chess season has been characterised by disruption and disappointment. Thankfully, with the assistance from Ms A. du Plessis, the chess teams were able to participate in the 5-A-Side Tournament during the 1st term, despite my absence of accouchement leave. I am grateful for the time that she gave up and the effort she put into guiding and administrating the teams during the 5-A-Side Tournament. Without her backing they would not have had the opportunity to compete and achieve in this Tournament. A special mention should be made of B. Billson. He is a learner at King Edward Preparatory School and joined our A team for experience and competition in a league similar to his own. He played well, and we are looking forward to seeing him join the King Edward VII family next year as a Grade 8 learner and a member of the Chess Club. During the 2nd term the Industrial Action (strike) resulted in the last two Chess League fixtures being postponed. Due to the fact that the government schools and private schools participating in the League do not have corresponding terms and holidays these two dates have still not been finalised. Despite the fact that the 2007 season ended without closure, the King Edward VII Chess Club players have played with enthusiasm and commitment, and remain one of the best teams in Gauteng.

Chess Team 2007 Front Row (L to R): V.N. Harkhu, C.A. Rademan (Vice Captain), J.M. Oelofse (Captain), A.M. Bagheri Orumi Second Row (L to R): T.G. Bobo, S.J.P.S. Hunter, J.J. Mitchelson, L.M. Munnich, J.J. Albertyn Third Row (L to R): M.R. Bheeka, D. Lee, K.L. Salgado

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LEAGUE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS [A TEAM]:

League J. Oelofse C. Rademan M. Bheeka Y. Areff O. Bagheri B. Phillips L. Munnich

League Played 3 2 2 2 3 3 3

5-A-SIDE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS [A TEAM]:

Won 3 1 1 2 1.5 2.5 3

B. Billson J. Oelofse C. Rademan B. Phillips O. Bagheri

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5-a-side Won 3 4 3 2 2

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JEPPE BOYS A St JOHNS COLLEGE A GLENVISTA B PARKTOWN BOYS B GLENVISTA A

12 FEB 26 FEB 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR

KING DAVID LINKSFIELD A PARKTOWN BOYS A BARNATO PARK A PARKTOWN BOYS C GLENVISTA B

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GAUTENG HIGH SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE RESULTS:

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King David VP A St Peter’s College A Randpark High A

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Northview High A Barnato Park B Parktown Boys B

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Northview High B Parktown Boys C Torah Academy B

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KES A TEAM For 5.5 4 4.5 KES B TEAM 2 4 4.5 KES C TEAM 4 4.5 1

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Mr Thabo Mohale has taken on the role of coach of the Chess Club with great enthusiasm and flair. His valuable lessons are appreciated and they certainly contributed to the success of the various teams. Mr D. Shongwe made an important contribution by helping with the general administration, practice and transport of the Chess Club. He will be missed next year, and we wish him well in his future endeavours. The King Edward VII Chess Team continues to display a sense of team spirit and camaraderie second to none. It has been a delight to be part of this group of young men who never give up and exude a sense of pride and honour wherever they go. L Crous

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Choral Society

Educator in Charge:

Mrs N S Ndlovu

2007! A year filled with excitement, disappointment, fulfillment, stress and so much more. The choir camp took place in January, attended also by the Jeppe Girls’ Choir. The daily hard labour (full-time choir practices) that took place from the crack of dawn to the setting of the sun kept us all very busy. We had great fun making up ‘wacky’ plays, composing our own R&B tracks, the sparking of intimate scandals and the lights-out patrol guard dogs. The Jeppe Girls had trouble recalling our names, and coined a number of nicknames for us - like Butch, Coco and many more. February brought about the events of the University of Johannesburg. Many practices – again with Jeppe Girls in preparation for the Celtic Extravaganza performance at UJ which eventually resulted in a week long series of identical performances. This time marked for us “the growing together” of the two choirs. March introduced us to our first combined choir concert, Venus and Mars. We had immeasurable fun with the Jeppe Girls for this performance even though we cannot forget the frustration everyone went through. The dancers can remember Soli falling flat on his back when he attempted a kick flip and everyone should remember the dramatic frenzy leading up to the concert. The Music Festival in May reminded us of the diversity of talent in our school and neighbouring communities. Cru8 and the various other dance groups impressed our visitors. We had choir performances from KEPS, Greenside High, Waverly Girls, Dr Beyers Naude High, Parktown and Jeppe Girls. We performed for KESCO at the Bedforview Old Age Home in August and once again showed off our charm and King Edward spirit for the elderly people, who thoroughly appreciated our singing and asked that this be a yearly event. By the time of the Concert in the Park in August we were so used to the girls that a calmer relationship had developed between the groups. I could go on forever about our year but we can remember the introduction of new choir members, the Grade 12’s winning hearts at the Parktown Girls’ Cultural Afternoon, the harmonious voices at Chunky’s memorial. The choir also took part in the Jeppe Girls’ Cancer Victims’ Fund Raising Concert where thousands of rands were raised. We really appreciated the Matrics coming back as our salvation for their Valediction, Final Assembly and the Old Boys assembly to do what they are good at. This was an eventful year for us as members of the Choir and even more for Ms Oswald and Mrs Ndlovu. This is one never to be forgotten. We look forward to next year’s camp, concerts, drama, new members, collaborations and - most of all – music. C Soligram On behalf of Miss Oswald and the Choir, I would like to thank all the choir members and the Matrics in particular for such a successful year. This has been the busiest year in the life of the Choir yet we were able to meet all the commitments that came up during the year. This year’s successes would not have been possible without the leadership of Ngcebo (Choir Leader) and Malcolm (Assistant Choir Leader). They made us look forward to the rehearsals and performances as we knew that all was in place as long as they were there. We will miss their outstanding leadership qualities and their musical talent and training ability. We will not forget Harmony’s bass, Ngcebo’s tenor, Malcolm and Ashley’s baritone, and Lizo’s lead in the Black Mambazo’s Song – “Ngizobe Ngingedwa Mina”. Thank you for all your sacrifices and your hard work in raising the standard of our choir performances gentlemen. Mrs NS Ndlovu 64


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Computer Centre

Educator in charge:

Mr J Albertyn

King Edward VII School excels in all fields of academics, sport and cultural activities; the foundations of which are the services provided by excellent Educators and modern facilities. The Computer Centre is one of the facilities having all the necessary hardware and software capabilities that any learner might require. Learners doing research for an academic project or cultural activity have access to a high-speed internet connection as well as a personal e-mail address. Hence, the School is able to cater for current (as well as prospective) learners who take Information Technology offered by the new FET syllabus. In the subject Information Technology learners are taught to program and also learn the theory of computers. For this purpose every computer is loaded with Delphi 7, the language of choice of the Gauteng Education Department. There are currently 70 learners taking Information Technology as a subject. For learners who don’t take Information Technology as a subject, the Computer Centre is accessible during the afternoons after school and is supervised by an Educator and assistant learners; aiding any learner who encounters a problem or requires any kind of assistance. Apart from the standard word processor and spreadsheet programs, the computers also have software for specific tasks such as programming; photo/picture editing; animation and webpage design. D Booth

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Debating and Public Speaking

Educator in Charge:

Mrs A Meyer

Debating and Public Speaking Public Speaking was well represented by the boys at King Edward with many of the teams achieving good symbols. The highlight was Tswelopele Tsotsotso’s A+ in the FNB Individual Speaker’s competition. Well done to all the boys who participated and for their and their English Educators’ hard work in preparing for the festival. Debating The Debating season began with the Inter House Debating competition as a springboard for practice in the art of the cut and thrust of debating. Two teams were entered in the Sacee Debating league this year. The B Team had an enjoyable season of debates but was unable to progress to the Provincial finals. The A Team progressed to the Gauteng Provincial Finals. An enjoyable weekend of debating was experienced by Neil Tytherleigh, Tswelopele Tsostotso, Nick Morris, Duncan Allan, Kwadwo Owuso and Dean Rimmer. However, the team’s lack of experience and confidence was clearly evident in their debates on the Friday. They displayed more confidence on the Sunday but unfortunately they were unable to progress to the quarter finals. Well done to these boys for giving up their time and being committed to giving of their best. Best Speaker’s Competition The annual Junior and Senior Best Speakers’ competition took place in the Auditorium on Thursday 23 August. Both the junior and senior speakers entertained the audience with their lively, intelligent and interesting speeches. Of particular note this year was the high quality of the unprepared speeches, which in many cases were of a higher standard than the prepared speeches! The Society would like to thank Mrs E Le Grange and Mrs M Reynolds for giving up their time to adjudicate the speeches. St John Hunter was the Junior Best Speaker for his speech entitled “The Day After Tomorrow”. Proxime Accessit was Creaghan Eddy for his speech entitled “Choice”. The Senior Best Speaker for 2007 was Tswelopele Tsostotso for his speech entitled “The Power of Media”. Proxime Accessit was Robert Scott for his speech “The Great Fall”. Just-a-Minute A lively evening was held in the Auditorium on Tuesday 28 August. A loud and enthusiastic audience cheered their various speakers on as they attempted to speak for one minute on a variety of topics such as ‘toothpaste’, ‘shoes’, ‘I taught Van Gogh how to paint’ and other improbable and difficult topics. The eight houses competed in the first round and the evening was eventually won by Hill House who narrowly defeated Davis. After tea the teachers participated in a fun competition and Mr Bragin, Mr Visser and Mr Tee, the winners, competed against Hill House represented by Craig van Heerden, Ryan Lombard and David Silcock. The boys narrowly defeated the masters, much to the delight of the partisan crowd. A special thank you to Mr Wilson and his assistants, Jason Nienaber and Wade Brand, for running the evening and to Mrs Bragin, Ms Kyte and Robert Scott for assisting with the adjudication. Colours Colours were awarded to Tswelopele Tsotsotso and Neil Tytherleigh. Mrs A L Meyer 66


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Junior Public Speaking 2007 Back: K Hlope, M Reeza, K Sonqishe, D Phatudi, S Thom, C Kipa, D Reynders, D Tinney, M Molepo Middle: S Mbekwane, M Patel, J Gabriel, S Piveteau, H Kline, G Domaingo, K Owusu, J Pandaro, T Breedt, Z Gingcana Front: S Dlamini, T White, C Eddey, F Golubovic, N Nxasana, M Nkosi

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Public Speaking 2007 Front Row (L to R): M. Roper, D. Rimmer, M. Cronje, M. Sanders Middle Row (L to R): T van Rensburg, J. Botha, M. Mkize, N. Tytherleigh, N. Morris Back Row (L to R): K. Owuso, T. Tsotsotso, T. Luthuli

Debating 2007 Seated: T. Luthuli Front Row (L to R): N. Tytherleigh, D. Rimmer, D. Allan, T. Tsotsotso Back Row (L to R): K. Owuso, T. van Rensburg, M. Mkize, N. Morris, J. Massyn


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Dramatic Society Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun by John McGrath This year the cast of Bofors Gun was one of the strongest I have had for some time: it was unfortunate that several people had to be left out. This cast has, basically, developed as a unit over the past seasons, and it has been a great pleasure to work with the actors and backstage. Robert Scott (Lance Bombardier Evans) has matured into a fine actor, giving a well controlled and intelligent portrayal of a man (youngster really) who is in a situation he cannot, and does not want to, control. In the first scene he evoked great empathy from the audience, who saw him, finally, as a doomed person, not merely a failed soldier. I hope Robert will keep his interests in Dramatics up, whatever career he chooses. The performance was well balanced by the portrayal of the reckless, drunken O’Rourke (Ryan Lombard) as someone fighting his own demons – as well as everybody else, and one slowly but surely bringing events to disaster. The cast splendidly supported them, convincing us that we were, indeed, in a smelly hut in the middle of a dark winter night, far away from home. Again many grateful thanks to the Backstage Unit – lights, tickets, Front of House, Backstage and especially to Jed Aylmer for among other things his splendid painting of a Bofor’s Gun on the back wall. Hugh Wilson

I’m a really nice young guy. As a matter of fact I’m probably, too nice, and young for that matter, especially to be a Lance-Bombardier in the army. I try to be nice because I really don’t want them to hate me; it’s hard though because they always seem to be pushing my buttons and taking me for a ride especially O’Rourke. I could report him at any moment and have him imprisoned for years for the crap he keeps pulling, but I can’t find it in me; I can’t do that to any man, even if he is a stupid drunk bloody Irishman. Besides I should go home tomorrow for an Officer’s Selection Board. Looks like all I have to do is make it through one night without them giving me any problems and I’ll be perfect… However the thing is, it’s looking quite ominous, and I really, really have got to get away from this place. Robert Scott as Lance Bombardier Evans The Winter Production 70


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Alligator Man by Jack A Kaplan This year’s Winter Production saw the Juniors perform WhoDidIt? while the Seniors tackled “Alligator Man”. A strange story, where poetic licences are taken to the extreme. An alligator wearing a white suit? Telesphonte Brousard, our heroic alligator poacher, comes from a family known for their wild antics. Along the way, Brousard (played by Rob Scott) is running from a deadly FBI agent, Inspector Harris Kern (Jed Aylmer) while The Alligator known for his cruel and fierce tactics, Gruesome Gator (Luke Schmidt) flirts with Georgiana Manjou played by Ryan Lombard. An intense fight scene between Brousard and Gruesome occurs, while Korn, hiding behind a bush, jumps out to arrest Brousard. Korn is attracted to Georgiana, runs off and marries her, while Brousard is made into an ‘Albino Alligator’ handbag. How strange? Jed Aylmer “Gruesome Gator” I’m an Alligator Man and it’s a fact that I’m the best darn gator man you will find. A certain Monsieur Telesphonte Broussard claims to be the best, but I’ll be honest with you – there’s no better gator man than me. You see, I’m a gator disguised as a human being in the day time, but at night, my skin turns scaly, I grow an enormous tail and large jaws, my hands become powerful; claws that can crack a skull open with one blow. Women cannot resist me because I’m strong, cunning, relentless, penetrating and good looking … I’m not arrogant, I’m just confidant. Luke Schmidt

WhoDidIt? by Neil Harrison So…Who did it? The Boksburg Inspector, the rich homeowner with the ditsy wife, the flat out alcoholic, the senile (not to mention sexually confused old man), the spoilt brat, deranged maid or the invisible Inspector? No one really knows for certain but put them all together and you might find yourself being somewhat surprised. The story in a nutshell is about an ‘unknown’ serial killer who decides to take full advantage of all the people living and working within Sandton Mansion. As the story unfolds a thorough-bred Afrikaner steps in as the detective who is convinced he is going to solve this case. As he continues with his (highly skilled) detective work he comes across many different, but probable, suspects within the mansion – who are subjected to all sorts of ridiculous questions in the effort to prove their 71


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guilt or innocence. The characters’ responses to these allegations and questions is anything but what is expected and creates a lot of hidden and straightforward humour. One of the highlights of the evening was definitely handcuffing someone from the audience, especially in our final performance where we handcuffed our Headmaster, Mr Fennell, with the best pair of our furry handcuffs! Thanks Sir. This was great fun for both the cast and the audience . From auditions to the final performance many laughs were shared amongst us. The cast is a group of great actors and their costumes, being totally stereotypical, also managed to gather some laughs. We enjoyed every second leading up to our last show and loved working together. On behalf of the cast I would like to thank Ms Oswald, our Producer, and Zane Dedlow, the Co-Producer for all the effort, time and hard work they put into our entire performance as well as individual performances in order or make our play a success. Special thanks to Mr Wilson for making it possible to have a Junior Production within King Edward VII School. Lastly, to the cast: I look forward to working with you all again. Thanks for a great play guys! ‌ oh, and girls! Tyron van Rensburg (Aka Inspector Detective Story) Colours Present Position :

J Addington R Lombard C Rademan R Scott T Tsotsotso W van Zijl

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Premier Awards of the Society Best Actor of the Year (The Plate): Robert Scott for portraying many various roles with great understanding and empathy. The Greatest Overall Contribution to the Success of the Society (The Sword): Charl Rademan for his work in The Light Box Jed Aylmer for Production, Acting and Posters The Dinner As usual, we rounded off the year with a formal dinner in the Theatre, at which Mr and Mrs Hansen were the guests of honour. The splendid affair was organized and produced by Mrs Costa, to whom we all owe a great vote of thanks, not only for the Dinner, but for looking after all our needs during the whole year. A special word of thanks, too, to Mrs Evans for all she has done for us. After the formal speeches, the diners were entertained to various skits and excerpts, the most memorable that remains for me is ‘Fatal Beatings’. Hugh Wilson

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41st ANNUAL INTER-HOUSE ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2006

42nd ANNUAL INTER-HOUSE ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2007

1. WINNING PLAY: “Fawlty Towers” by John Cleese (Hill) produced by Gareth Corder and Jean Hamann

1. WINNING PLAY: “The Bodybuilders” (School House) produced by Cameron van Rooyen and Murray Baxter

2. PROXIME ACCESSIT: “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett (Anderson) produced by Luke Schmidt and Jed Aylmer

2. PROXIME ACCESSIT: “Instrument of Darkness” (Crofts) produced by James Addington and Wayne van Zijl

3. BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: • Daryn Searle as Fawlty in “Fawlty Towers “ (Grimmer)

3. BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: • Jed Aylmer as the Colonel in “Clevinger’s Trial” (Anderson)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: • Robert Scott in “Story Theatre” (School) • James Addington as Hodge in “Fool’s Errand” (Crofts) • Kwadwo Owusu as Sybil in “Fawlty Towers” (Hill) • Tswelopele Tsotsotso as Lottie in “The Godsend” (Robinson)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: • Sihle Dlamini as Katerine in “Instruments of Darkness” (Crofts) • Garret Whyte as Ron Burgandy in “Anchorman” (Davis) • Wayne van Zijl as Ailart in “Instruments of Darkness” (Crofts)

4. BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: • Gift Tracey as Polly in “Fawlty Towers”

4. BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: • Duncan Allan and Nick Morris (Flash & Powie): (School House)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: • Robert Stanton as Pozzo in “Waiting for Godot” (Anderson) • Michael Pappas in “Story Theatre” (School)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: • Darryn Searle as the King in “Queen of Spain’s Beard” (Hill) • Kutluwano as the Infanta in “Queen of Spain’s Beard” (Hill) • Dane Jacobs as Brick Tamlyn in “Anchorman” (Davis) • Rob Scott as Brian Fontana in “Anchorman” (Davis) • Matthew Davis as Cadet Yossarian in “ Clevinger’s Trail” (Anderson)

5. BEST SET: “Fool’s Errand” (Crofts) 6. BEST COSTUMES: “Waiting for Godot” (Anderson) 7. BEST STAGE MANAGER: Ryan Fortune (Robinson)

5. BEST SET: “The Monkey’s Paw” (Robinson) by W W Jacobs; Produced by Tswelo Tsotsotso

Special Award to Warren Chalklen who wrote, directed and acted in his own play for Davis.

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List of previous winners

Year 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1875 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

House Anderson Hill Hofmeyr Crofts Robinson School Anderson Anderson Grimmer Hofmeyr Anderson Grimmer Anderson Davis Hill Robinson Hofmeyr School Hill Robinson Hofmeyr Davis Grimmer Robinson Davis Hofmeyr Crofts Robinson Crofts Crofts Grimmer School School Crofts Davis Robinson Hill Hill Davis Grimmer Crofts Grimmer Hill School

Play The Marat / Sade by Peter Weiss Hewers of Coal by Joe Corrie The Happy Journey by Thornton Wilder Tail of Fire by T B Morris The Commission by Margot Jay Battle of Wits by N Williams The Bald Prima Donna by Eugene Ionesco The Effect of Gama Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel The Death of Bessie Smith by Edward Albee People are Living There by Athol Fugard Picnic on the Battlefield by Arrabel It Should Happen to a Dog by W Mankowitz Hope is a Thing with Feathers by R Harrity Fool's Errand by Chaucer / Margaret Wood The Laboratory by David Campton Ball Boys by David Edgar Story Theatre by Paul Silke From Equus by Peter Schaffer From the Birthday Party by Harold Pinter Hope is a Thing with Feathers by R Harrity The Death of Bessie Smith by Edward Albee Playmaker by Colin Hossack From Hamlet by William Shakespeare Fear of Heaven by John Mortimer Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter Schaffer Pyramus and Thisbe by William Shakespeare The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard From the Crucible by Arthur Miller From Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon From A Few Good Men The Room by Harold Pinter Story Theatre by Paul Silke Fool's Errand by Chaucer / Margaret Wood The Three Knaves of Normandy by Constance Cox Flyboy by Yvonne Adrian From A Resounding Tinkle by N F Simpson The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter Schaffer Reunion by W St John Taylor Playmaker by Colin Hossack Goodbyee by R Curtis and B Elton Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter Shaffer Fawlty Towers by John Cleese The Body Builders by Michael Weller

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First Aid

Educator in Charge:

Mrs A Schumyn

During my five years at King Edward VII School, I have been able to acquire a lot of life skills – one of the most useful being what I have learned through being part of First Aid. The School invested in sending all our boys to get their Level 1 certificates and in 2007 seventeen boys qualified. As much as it was fun, it was also an eye-opener – especially with regard to all those old wives’ tales we’ve heard and come to believe over the years…it is unfortunately and MEDICALLY never better to use urine to rinse out your friend’s eye should rinsing be required; apparently water is actually best for the job! (Whether we choose to acknowledge our higher learning there is still room for debate come rugby season). The King Edward Rugby and Hockey Festivals were for me always the best times to work – we were able to watch awesome rugby with all the top schools playing, which meant big ‘hits’ and frequent application of our skills. Luckily there were no severe injuries this year, but we learned a lot from what we did attend to and had plenty of practise. It was a great experience – thank you to Mrs Schumyn for her guidance, Mr Kobus (on-site paramedic who never tired of our questions) and Mr Fennell who has wholeheartedly supported the team. W van Zijl

First Aid Back: M. Selby, T. Molefe, J. Crossley, T. Sudders, S. de Carvalho, R. Tavares Middle: A. Cheesman, J. Shaw, J. Castel, K. Daubermann, E. Phillips, R. Struthers, K. Lau Seated: K. van der Laar, V. Harkhu, W van Zyl, M. Sanders, P. Govender, R. Crossley

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Johannesburg Junior Council

Educator in Charge: Councillors:

Mrs A Mania K Owusu T van Rensburg

I have been involved with the Junior Council since1996 and despite their split with the Johannesburg City Council earlier this year, I feel that the role that they play in the community is a worthwhile one which has relevance to society and plays an important role in youth and community development. This year’s Councillors have performed well in what seems to have become a tradition for our School representatives. Kwadwo Owusu was elected and inducted as Chief Whip on the Executive body of the Council while Tyron van Rensburg was part of the Welfare Portfolio. The work that this youth body undertakes is highly commendable, valuable to the community and helps to forge personal friendships and connections for life. King Edward VII School thanks their two councillors for all their effort, hard work and dedication. They are worthy ambassadors of our School. Mrs A Mania

“Doing good and feeling good”. Many people have asked me and continue to ask me what exactly the Johannesburg Junior Council does and despite many explanations I still find it hard to explain the real essence of the Johannesburg Junior Council. ‘JJC’ or Council is a politically neutral charity and outreach organisation which consists of eighty students from forty schools in and around Johannesburg. Our core function is to serve the wider community through various projects organised and run by seven committees: Arts and Culture, Civic Awareness, Contact, Ecological, Sports and Recreation, Welfare and Youth Awareness. In May this year Tyron van Rensburg and I were chosen by Mrs Mania and the councillors of 2006/2007, Neil Tytherleigh and Tswelopele Tsotsotso, to represent King Edward VII School on Council. After attending a camp where we met and got to know the councillors from the other participating schools, we were elected and inducted, Tyron as a member of Welfare Committee and myself into office as the Chief Whip on the Executive body of the Council. During the second half of this year, from the beginning of our term on Council, a number of successful projects have been organised and carried forward by the committees. The first project, a Youth Awareness initiative held in June, was a trip for children from Orange Farm to the Apartheid Museum. A social at Roxy’s in Melville was put on by the Contact Committee in August, and Sports and Recreation organised a very successful Soccer Tournament in October. But ultimately the most successful project to date has been Kid’s Carnival, hosted by Welfare in conjunction with the Mini Council at our very own King Edward VII School on Sunday 9 September. Six hundred disadvantaged children between the ages of five and ten years were treated to a day of fun-filled laughter and enjoyment. They were entertained with games, rides, performances and most importantly food. And seeing the toothless smiles on their painted faces would have brought tears to the eyes of even the most hardened rugby player. 77


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Council Achievers 2006/2007 Left: K. Owusu - Chief Whip - Johannesburg Junior Council Right: T. Luthuli - Chairman of Community Development - Johannesburg Student Council

Johannesburg Junior Council & Johannesburg Student Council Representatives 2006/2007/2008 Back: A. Costa, T. Tsotsotso, N. Tytherleigh, Front: K. Owusu, T. Van Rensburg, T. Luthuli


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Already so much has happened and we’re only half way through our term on Council. We now look to next year and further projects which hopefully will touch the lives of many more people. The friendships made and the memories gained will always remain long after we have removed the badges and the robes. So what exactly does the Johannesburg Junior Council do? I think the answer to the question is adequately summed up in our Council motto: We’re “Building the Present for the Prospects of the Future” K Owusu

Kid’s Karnival (A council project organized by Welfare) I have never seen so many smiles in one day. It was absolutely amazing and I am bowled over by how much this event meant to the kids – they loved every minute of it! Sunday 9 September, at King Edward VII School, six hundred orphans, members of KESCO and the Junior council gathered for a day of fun, food, entertainment and friendship. Despite some early morning hitches, such as no electricity for the jump castles, the day (beautiful and sunny as it was) improved as it wore on. The children were entertained by myself as Master Balloon Artist; they played games at the various stalls, were hugged by Simba the lion, expended energy on the five jump castles, were given T-shirts and caps and fed hot dogs and Oros. The highlight of the day was the arrival of Takalani Sesame doing a live performance. Some councillors dressed up as superheroes (I wore my Superman outfit) which seemed to have a big impact on the children and helped to break the ice, allowing for easier interaction. In the end, I am happy to report we all had an exhausting, fun-filled day with six hundred little smiling faces, some having had the time of their lives. I am proud to report that everyone on council helped out, especially those from my portfolio, Welfare, and that a wonderful day was had by all! T van Rensburg

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Johannesburg Student Council

Educator in Charge: Councillors:

Mrs A Mania T Luthuli A Costa

The Johannesburg City Council launched this new youth project in 2007 to develop citizenship and civic awareness among the city’s leaders and the learners in both (selected) Primary and Secondary schools in Johannesburg. It is intended to link with the Life Orientation module in the school’s FET curriculum. The aim of this body is to develop young citizens to be active participants in their own development and to assist each other wherever possible. It is also intended to bring the issues and problems facing the youth of today to a forum where they can be verbalised and hopefully addressed. Meetings are usually held in the Johannesburg City Council Chambers on Saturday mornings although various outings were planned throughout the year. The official launch of the new Council was held at the Apartheid Museum on 20 June whereby democratically held elections, a Junior Mayor, Speaker and Portfolio Committee Chairpersons were elected. This new Executive body was inducted at the Junior Mayor’s school in Eldorado Park a month later. Two of our Grade 11 RCL representatives, T Luthuli and A Costa, were chosen to represent King Edward VII School for 2007. We are proud to mention that T Luthuli, was elected Chairperson of the Community Development Portfolio for 2007. We congratulate him on this fine achievement and wish him well in his new position. Mrs A Mania

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Gumboot Seated: A. van Rheede, S. Dlamini, K. Joseph, C. De Leeuw, K. Mokgatle Back: M. Moja, A. Kroll, N. Ngwane, T. Stemela, T. Tshonyane, Z. Khoza

Cultural Colours Seated: D. Rimmer, W. van Zijl, R. Lombard, M. Singh, N. Ndlovu, Back: L. Manana, R. Scott, J. Oelofse, C. Rademan, A. Mathebula


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KESFAM

Educator in Charge:

Mrs A Gallucci

Some boys of King Edward VII School have spent another year on various projects aimed at raising money for our school charity organisation, KESFAM. A few weeks before Valentine’s Day, a class of matric boys sold roses to the boys in the school which they would distribute to girls at schools around Johannesburg. KESFAM sold gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts and this was greatly supported by most of the learners. Throughout the rugby and hockey season, KESFAM sold mugs, key rings, scarves and umbrellas at home fixtures to raise some extra money for charity. This year KESFAM has managed to raise a pleasing R15 000. I would like to thank all those who supported our fundraising efforts. Mrs A Gallucci

KESCO KESCO (King Edward VII School Community Outreach Programme) Educator in Charge: Leaders:

Mrs A Mania K Owusu T van Rensburg

M Mkhize Z Dedlow

“KES Boys doing their bit” Though KESCO has been running for over three years, little is known within the School about the organisation or its function. KESCO operates on a volunteer membership basis. Membership this year ranged between twenty and thirty willing King Edward students. Our chief aim is to do good for the community at large in whatever way we deem fit or is necessary using our skills and resources. KESCO is not a fund raising body and relies on donations and goodwill. The leadership of KESCO is traditionally passed on to the School’s Johannesburg Junior Councillors (as it was founded by them), but this year KESCO was run by four leaders, M Mkhize, Z Dedlow, T van Rensburg, and K Owusu. Mrs Mania is the Educator in charge and the staff liaison. Among the projects and events held by KESCO this year, two of them stand out for me. The first was a visit by some of the learners to the Johannesburg Children’s Home in Observatory. The children at the home are victims of domestic violence, children with educational and emotional problems, rape victims and orphans. They are looked after and rehabilitated by the staff at the home. A group of King Edward boys spent a Saturday afternoon with the children, playing sport with them and just “chilling”. In August, members of KESCO and the choir took a trip to St George’s Old Age Retirement Village in Bedfordview to entertain the old folk. We were accompanied by Mrs Ndlovu, Mrs Mania and Ms Oswald. The programme was flexible and included a variety of art forms, including song, dance, poetry, impromptu speeches and drama. When this was done the boys took time to spend some one-on-one time with the elderly to learn something about them, thus spending rare time with the residents which they openly appreciated. Doing good and being able to make even the slightest difference to the life of a person in need is something truly special that we should all try to fit into our busy lives. It is really great to know that there are boys in the school who volunteer their free time in order to better the lives of others. K Owusu 82


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Matric Dance

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Mrs W Groenewald

Elegance? Understated! Glamour, a touch of class ... These few, but powerful words sum up the 2007 ‘1920s Swing’ Matric Dance perfectly. A breathtaking finale to our wonderful time at King Edward VII School. Our dance really gave us the feeling that we were the stars of the show. It was a night spent relaxing, having fun and gazing around in awe, everyone wondering how, so much effort could be put into giving us such a gift. Mrs Groenewald and her tireless team of staff and boys cannot be thanked enough, and no-one will think of our dance without remembering how even the smallest detail was considered which set this night apart from anything we had previously experienced! Our Matric Dance truly was a night we shall never forget. Dean Rimmer, Dane Jacobs and the Matric Group of 2007.

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Pipeband Report

Educator in Charge:

Dr D Hudson-Lamb

2007 has been a year of wonderful successes and memories. James Addington once again excelled in his duties as Pipe Major and the Band has seen many new members joining this year and we hope that this growth will continue into 2008. King Edward VII School hosted the Pipe Major Sandy Mallen Memorial and the Junior and Senior 100 Guineas Competitions as well as the Pipe Major George Ackroyd Competition. These competitions bring much credit to King Edward and the success of the competitions is due to the unfailing enthusiasm of Chris Mulinder. The South Coast Gathering at Amanzimtoti was once again the highlight of our calendar year and we will miss Mr Hancock in the years to come when we do this yearly pilgrimage. King Edward VII School held its annual Gathering on Saturday, 19 May 2007. All credit must go to Richard Addington and all the Parents who were involved and who give up so much to ensure that the Gathering is a success. At the King Edward Gathering Kgabe Molepo came First in the Piping Section, Callaghn Soligram came Third in the Drum Corps and Corbin Soligram came Third in the Tenor Drum while Timothy Hastie came First. The King Edward VII Bass Section was ranked First in the country after this competition. King Edward VII Pipe Band was placed second in the PBASA Regional Competition and the Drum Corps came first. In the Champion of Champions Competition the Band was placed fourth and the Drum Corps came Third. Our gratitude goes to our dedicated Tutors: Chris Mulinder, Craig Herwill, Peter Bond and Mark Gouvea. Thank you for being the backbone of the Pipe Band and for leading by example. We salute you!

Seated: K. Molepo, J. Addington, M.Mkhize, C. Soligram Back: C. Soligram, N. Nxasana, N. Simelane Absent: T. Hastie

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BAND RESULTS IN THE NOVICE JUNIOR COMPETITION Gathering Jeppe South Coast King Edward VII Lyttelton Manor Pretoria Boys’ St Benedict’s Benoni

Result 3rd 2nd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 4th

Ranks for 2007: Pipe Major: Pipe Sergeant:

James Addington Kgabe Molepo

Leading Drummer Full Corporal: Drum Corporal: Drum Lance-Corporal:

Callaghn Soligram Timothy Hastie Corbin Soligram

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Rotary Leadership Programme

Educator in Charge: Candidates:

Mrs A Mania K Owusu N Morris

“Learning to Lead” Friday 21 September was not an unusually early morning during the holidays for Nick Morris and me. We had just returned from rowing camp and we were about to spend the weekend on a leadership course at Hartbeespoort Dam. We were selected by Mrs Mania as two prefects who would represent the School on the course organised by the Rosebank branch of the Rotary Club. We arrived at Bryanston High School at 07h30 fully packed and awaiting our instructions. It was here that we were introduced to the Rotarians and the fifty two prefects from twenty six schools around Johannesburg. We were divided into six groups of nine people and told that we would provide food for ourselves for the duration of the course. We were given R25 spending money each (R225 per group) and it was up to the groups to decide what we would spend it on. We also had to bear in mind that we were expected to prepare a three course meal which was to be assessed that evening. After shopping for our weekend groceries (there would be no extra time allowed for shopping over the weekend) we boarded the bus and made our way to the campsite next to Hartbeespoort Dam. The next day proved to be a day of learning. The camp was co-ordinated by Mr Mike Greef, from St David’s Marist Inanda. He gave us many valuable lessons on leadership and how to succeed in our duties as prefects. He has a very easy style of teaching and knows what he is talking about; seeing as he was Head Boy of Parktown Boys’ (over twenty years ago) and has been in the leadership consulting business for many years. It was not all work, however, as a lot of time was spent in groups doing various activities which were aimed at individual development. We were assigned tasks which centred on assuming responsibility. Such tasks included designing and running obstacle courses and planning and putting on ‘skits’. There was a great deal of free time too and it was during these sessions that we were able to connect with each other socially and as leaders of our respective schools. We debated the different methods of achieving the best results concerning leadership and realised that it starts with ourselves. We as School prefects and individuals really gained from this experience and it is with this in mind that Nicholas and I thank Mrs Mania, Mr Greef and the Rotary Club of Rosebank, for the opportunity to attend this leadership camp. K Owusu

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National Representatives 2006/07 Sitting: S Achary (Soccer) Front Row (L to R): W.R. Landsdale (Cricket), B.J. Sheldrake (Water Polo), D.W.D. Rimmer (Water Polo), W Daniels (Squash), E.A. Buys (Water Polo), S.G. Wigget (Hockey) Back Row (L to R): V.G. Gasparis (Hockey), A.A. van Rheede (Soccer), J.S. Botha (Biathlon), M.K. McGillivray (Hockey), M.W. Smith (Hockey), R.A. Fensham (Hockey), T.H. White (Hockey), G.T. Matlaweng (Hockey), D.G. Richa (Power Lifting)

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Provincial Top (L to R): A. Versveld, V. Gasparis, A. van Rheede, J. De Bruyn, F. Retief, T. White, G. Prout, W. Brand, T. Patricio, M. Versveld, G. Matlaweng, A. Kroll, K. Biassoni Middle Row (L to R): M. Roper, B. Gasparis, M. McGillivray, D. Cotter, J. Botha, R. Corns, W. Mjekevu, S. Landsdale, L. Letshabo, D. Biani, R. Fensham, E. Mauvis, M. Smith Seated (L to R): W. Landsdale, R. Parkinson, B. Sheldrake, D. Rimmer, G. Whyte, W. Daniels, E. Buys, S. Wiggett, B. Bwalya, L. Oosthuizen

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Sports Colours Top (L to R): M. Smith, J. Alford-Smith, L. Oosthuizen, M. McGillivray, R. Corns, H. Katulondi, B. Sheldrake, Z. Richter, D. Allen, M. Roper, S. Landsdale, B. Gasparis Middle Row (L to R): Y. Skaap, A. Lotz, I. Maghoma, B. Bwalya, R. Parkinson, S. Wiggett, C. Barrett, K. Mbuku, W. Daniels, W. Mjekevu, E. Buys, M. Mkhize, C. Kolarik, S. Maseko, C. Unamaca, G. Prout, C. Moloi Seated (L to R): E. Mauvis, M. Sanders, R. Fensham, J. Addington, M. Cronje, J. Carstens, D. Rimmer, D. Jacobs, W. Landsdale, G. Whyte, M. Middleton, M. Daniels

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Athletics

Master in Charge: Captain: Vice Captain:

Mr S Eales S Maseko K Moorcroft

A mixed season in every sense if the word. A season scattered with excellent times, heights and distances, and new records being established at regular intervals yet the team was only able to win less than 50 percent of their meetings. It must be said that the meetings were always very closely contested but the team just seemed to lack the staying power and often faded away toward the end of a meeting. A scenario which was all too evident when they squandered a 40 point lead to lose the annual two school meeting with Pretoria boys in the final race. The Inter House Relay was held in the first week back and was very well supported by the boys. At this meeting the boarders lost the Tug of war for the first time in a number of years, but normality was restored when the staff team conquered the day boy team. Championships followed in the next week allowing ample preparation time for the coming season. King Edward started well remaining unbeaten in the annual triangular with Jeppe and Parktown. This was followed by a sound victory against Parktown in the annual two school meeting. All seemed to be going to plan when King Edward established a forty point lead against Pretoria boys in our annual fixture but in the closing stages we lost our focus only to be overhauled by Pretoria in the final 400m race. A very exciting meeting but unfortunately we were on the losing side. The team never seemed to quite recover from the shock and narrow losses in the weeks that followed, culminating in a very closely run Invitation meeting at Affies that was evenly contested between Affies, Pretoria Boys and King Edward. Each school led at various stages of the day. Unfortunately King Edward landed up in third place, which in essence summed up the season. For the first time King Edward competed in the Elardus Erasmus Meeting held in Naboomspruit. The school was represented by 10 boys who competed at the highest level. The boys achieved some fantastic times and distances. A truly worthwhile weekend and something we would like to continue in the future. King Edward was placed sixth out of forty three competing schools. A good performance for our first outing. N Mbokazi achieved an amazing distance of 13,15m in the U14 Triple Jump. The Open age group was a mixed bag with some boys excelling but the bulk of the age group fading away. Wattrus must be congratulated on setting a new school record. Some boys in the age group can be very proud of their commitment, but on the whole the group was disappointing. The U17 age groups results were vastly improved on their 2006 performances and continue to grow as an age group. Hard work is needed to improve the field events, but this is well within their grasp. I look forward to their continued improvement and commitment. Greater participation from their peer group will see even better results. The U16 age groups have continued from where they started as U14’s. They continue to turn out excellent results and are dominant in both track and field. There is however always room for improvement and fine tuning. Even more will be expected from the age group next year. The U15 age group struggled through the season with injury with a number of the top athletes. This being said the age group always had the largest numbers and the boys were never afraid to ‘give it a go’. Their commitment as an age group was unquestionable. With a little luck the age group will be injury free and deliver excellent results next year. 93


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The U14’s turned out in full force for the championship and showed that there is definitely a strong talent base within the age group. A talented age group with athletes in both track and field. With continued commitment and dedication they could develop into an excellent senior age group. Congratulations to D Cotter on his selection to the Gauteng Athletics team and his subsequent gold medal in long jump at the National Championships. Cotter also established a new school record in Long and Triple Jump in excess of 7 and 14 meters respectively. The King Edward boys’ have shown that although we had a poor season, athletics is still strong and alive at the school. Eight records were equalled or broken at the boys Invitation meeting. This is more than any other school on the day. Through their commitment and effort the boys have continued to keep athletics standards at King Edward at a high level. Well Done!! My thanks go to Mrs E Evans and all the mothers for their splendid catering Messrs Thorne, Craig, Scheepers, Hancock, De Kock, Hansen, Faber, Marx, Grant, Tee, Northcroft, Ms Sirakis, Mrs E Malhangu and the student coaches. Without your help, efforts and assistance this successful athletics season would not have been possible. Thanks to Mrs A Meyer for her announcing and the recording and scoring team Mrs Barnes, Mrs Newman and Mrs Fourie. Mr Mathee and his ground staff for the many long hours spent working on the track and ensuring that our facilities were always of the highest standards on fixture days. The boys of School House for their help with the hurdles and many other tasks you were required to do during the season. Mr S Eales Results Inter House Relay 1st Davis 2nd Hill 3rd School 4th Anderson 5th Hofmeyr 6th Robinson 7th Grimmer 8th Crofts

Championship 287 257 220 182 177 172 150 123

Victor Ludorum: Runner up: U17 Champion: U16 Champion: U15 Champion U14 Champion:

S Maseko K Moorcroft N Dlamini A Leeuw G Wildman T Lowe

School Meetings King Edward 388, Parktown Boys’ High 178, Jeppe High School for Boy 154, (at Parktown) A great performance. King Edward never looked back from the first event. King Edward 650 , Parktown Boys’ High343 (at King Edward) King Edward were too good on the day Pretoria Boys’ High 510, King Edward 504, (at King Edward) King Edward led for the entire meeting only to lose focus and be overhauled in the final event of the day 94


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Pretoria Boys’ High 348 King Edward 313, St Johns College 56 (at St Johns) Pretoria were ahead by tea and King Edward were unable to haul them back in. Pretoria Boys’ High 246, Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool 245, King Edward 227, (at Pretoria) Very close between all three schools meeting. King Edward were just unable to keep pace to the end. A sign that the Invitation meeting was going to be a real battle.

“A” Invitation at Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool 388, Pretoria Boys’ High 374, King Edward 371, Parktown Boys’ High 226, Jeppe High School for Boys’ 214, St Alban’s 188, St John’s College 145 Another closely contested Invitation meeting. The morning started as a three horse race between Pretoria, King Edward and Affies, with the lead changing hands a number of times during the afternoon. By late afternoon all three schools were within a few points. A poor set of field results in the last block did little to enhance King Edward’s cause, as we fell at the final hurdle. An excellent meeting and showing of boys school athletics. The Boys must be complimented on their efforts. “B” Invitation at Pretoria Boys High Pretoria Boys High “B” St Benedicts “A”, King Edward “B”, Parktown Boys’ High “B”, A poor performance by King Edward standards. Next year will be better. Thanks to Mr Hansen for taking time to co- ordinate the “B” Invitation and manage the ‘B” side.

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Athletics Records 2007

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3000m 300m Hurdles 100m Hurdles 80m Hurdles

High Jump

Long Jump

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Triple Jump

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10,66s D Krossynski 2003 21,8s S Berridge 1983

10,8s D Krossynski 2002 22,2s J Irwin 1999 50,1s K Hartnady 1996 J Irwin 1999 1m 57,8s M Rodrigues 1999 4m 13,3s M Rodrigues 1999

47.6s S Berridge 1983 1m 53,2s D Strang 1986 4m 01,4s M Rodrigues 2000 9m 02,8s A Rodrigues 2006 39,2s G Trebble 1990 13,2s G Trebble1990 D Malherbe 1996 1,98m W Todd 1996 S Sulupha 2006 6,93m J Grant 1996 15,22m D Wattrus 2007 60,12m B Johnson 1991 14,28m B Steyn 2000 42,76m E van der Merwe 1995

U16 11,1s A Sim 2000 D Krossynski 2001 22,7s J Irwin 1998

11,35s K Moorcroft 2004 23,5s W Pizani 2000

U14 11.65s T Lowe 2007 T Photolo 2004 23,9s D Sinclair 2003

51,8s J Irwin 1998 1m 59,8s N Dlamini 2006 4m 17,4s M Rodrigues 1998 9m 39,8s M Rodrigues 1998

52,5s B Tickle 1997 2m 04,2s M Rodrigues 1997 4m 17,4s M Rodrigues 1997

53,6s B Tickle 1996 2m 07,0s N Dlamini 2004 4m 34,0s G Hulley 1998

12,9s D Malherbe 1995

13,4s D Malherbe 1994

13,6s T Landsman 1998

11,4s J De Bruin 2005

1,98m S Sulupha 2005

1,90m S Sulupha 2004

1,85m J Beckerman 1995

1,80m J Beckerman 1994

6,82m J Irwin 1999 15,39m D Wattrus 2006 58,18m R De Jesuz 1999 14,07m B Steyn 1999 43,01m D Anthony 2002

7,02m D Cotter 2006 14,05m B Boonzaaier 2004 58,11m D Bower 1994 14,08m D Cotter 2007 42,41m M Sham 2002

6,32m M Kali 1994 15,80m S Sellwood 2005 62,97m J Crichton 2006 13,24m D Cotter 2006 49,54m M Sham 2001

5,95m S Tashe 1995 14.13m D Sinclair 2003 50,28m J Ripley-Evans 1996 12,20m N Mbokazi 2007 41,61m A Marnewick 2000

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OPEN M Maghoma M Scrooby J Arnold 11,4s M Maghoma M Scrooby K Fritzencotter 26,5s K Moorcroft C Van Heerden S Maseko 52,5s W Wakefield N Bester S Maseko 2m12,5s W Wakefield N Bester O Kabongo 4m58,1s S Maseko D Jacobs S Dearle 15,4s D Wattrus J Arnold B Sheldrake 14,64m B Bwalya D Searle S Maseko 1,85m K Moorcroft B Bwalya S Maseko 5,88m B Bwalya K Moorcroft S Maseko 12,56m D Rimmer J Arnold D Wattrus 33,60m D Butler C van Heerden J Arnold 45,47m

U17 H Henson T Photolo N Dlamini 11,3s H Henson T Photolo K Kriel 23,1s K Kreil N Dlamini J Botha 52,3s J Botha N Dlamini K Kriel 2m08,4s J Botha D Cross S Fraser 4m45,0s G Ralph N Dlamini P Noda 15,6s K Kriel M Mkhize M Carstens 14,03m D Cross N Dlamini K Kriel 1,65m G Ralph N Dlamini T Photolo 5,83m B Peterson N Dlamini K Kriel 11,86m J Saunders S Wesselo P Noda 33,45m C Van Rooyen K Kriel M Boyd 45,84m

U16 M Mjekevu W Brand M Nkosi 11,5s W Mjekevu W Brand M Nkosi 23,9s M Nkosi A Leeuw F Yanguya 55,3s A Leeuw J Davids L Bismark 2m07,1s A Leeuw J Davids L Bismark 4m51,7s V Jobo R Rabinda A Leeuw 14,9s E Maghoma V Jobo G Honey 13,58m D Cotter J Meyer M Jannsen 1,70m D Cotter R Rabinda W Mjekevu 7,00m V Jobo M Nkosi R Rabinda 11,93m S Esterhuizen K Morris C Gussenhoven 32,91m J Crichton J Meyer M Jannsen 51,95m

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U14 T Lowe N Mbokazi T West 12,3s T Lowe S Steinhobel R Saffy 25,7s S Steinhobel K Setshogoe S Schumacher 57,5s K Salgado K Setshogoe T Motene 2m26,8s K Salgado T Motene S Semelane 4m34,0s T Lowe R Saffy N Mbokazi 12,5s T West T Lowe R Saffy 11,87m N Mbokazi S Mmatli S Semelane 1,50m T Lowe N Mbokazi R Boyes 5,55m N Mbokazi S Mmatli R Gonsalves 11,19m R Gonsalves S Schumacher C Colpo 28,15m T West J McWha S Schumacher 33,08m


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Basketball

2006/2007 Season Master in Charge: Educators: Head Coach:

Mr S Thorne Mrs J Newman and Mr R Holmes Mr Q Denyssen

Another year and Basketball hit new highs this year. The reasons for our achievements being a foundation laid by our coaches for the last four years. Having a plan and building on it, which is what we have done. We have managed to retain the same coaches for the last five years and this has paid dividends. Continuity-players and coaches thrive on it and most importantly, the same coaching philosophy. Our head coach Quinton gave a great deal of good advice and the juniors who are now seniors are testimony to this. The Basketball club played a total of 100 games, of which 86% were won: this being a marvellous feat indeed. I do know that most other schools/clubs have not played nearly as many games let alone achieved an 86% win ratio. Well done to all concerned. We could have played far more games if the opposition were able to muster more teams. King Edward VII School was able to raise 9 teams in the 2006/2007 season quite easily and could have at least made another two teams if required. Unfortunately we ‘lost’ some boys who dropped out due to the fact that we couldn’t find opposition to play against. Basketball, although thriving on a court and a half at King Edward VII School faces a dim future in South Africa. Excitement was high this year with the re-launch of the PBL (Professional Basketball League). The Soweto Panthers were the winning team with our head coach leading the side to victory. Sadly by the time of writing this article, again due to poor administration, the league has not started again. Added to this our National side competed in the All African Games as well as the Olympic Qualifiers and failed to win a game, although they led in a great deal of these games until the final quarter. But how do you expect them to win when they hardly have time to prepare? We all hope that Basketball can come right in South Africa, but I do believe that it will continue to stumble along and not reach great heights. This is sad for our learners as there is no real future for them in Basketball. To sum up the season I thank all of the following for making it a resounding success: My fellow Educators who gave of their time. Our Estate Manager and staff who always assisted. All the coaching staff. Sports Director Mr E Marx for all his assistance. Headmaster Mr M C Fennell for all his support. All the players who gave 100%. Mr S Thorne

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First Team Basketball

Manager: Coach: Captain: Vice-captain:

Mr S Thorne Mr Q Denyssen S Maseko K McCoy

What a marvellous season these players had. These learners were both an asset to their school on and off the court of play. Quinton, the head coach must be complimented on his role in a successful season. Furthermore Maseko and McCoy must also be commended on their outstanding leadership. These two learners also gave of their own personal time to coach the U14B and C teams as well. The team played 24 games in the 2006/2007 season and racked up 22 wins which equates to a 92% win ratio, our best in many years. With regards to our losses the 2 of only 24 were by narrow margins. The first being against Pretoria Boys’ where we were without our captain and vice-captain which left a rudderless ship and we succumbed to Pretoria Boys by 6 points. However, we played them a further 3 times with our leaders back and beat them comprehensively on all three occasions, the most remarkable being the second last game where we were down in the first quarter by 14 points and came back to win by 10. A remarkable achievement. Our other defeat was against St Benedict’s by one point. Here we were useless on our free throws and only had a 40% ‘hit’ ratio throughout the game. Gentlemen, you cannot win games by missing 60% of the free throws. With regard to our wins, we played highly spirited teams but managed to cast them aside in reaching our 92% win ratio. Some, however, were a lot more dogged than others. Notably American International and Jeppe on the return fixture. These schools made us earn our victories. The First Team must be commended on their win over the American International School, the first in about ten years. The First team must be further commended for winning the St Benedict’s Tournament. This was a great accomplishment due to the fact that St John’s had a walkover/bye in the semis due to a no-show by the opposition. King Edward VII School then had only 20 minutes to recoup and play St John’s in the final. Below is a brief summary of their results League Summary Played: 16 Total Won: 15 Total Lost: 1 Total Drawn: No games are a draw in basketball, extra time is allocated until a result is reached.

King Edward VII School Basketball Tournament Played: 4 Total Won: 3 Total Lost: 1 Total Drawn: 0 Placed tied first, came second due to points difference.

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St Benedict’s Tournament Played: 4 Total Won: 4 Total Lost: 0 Total Drawn: 0 Winners of St Benedict’s Basketball Tournament. The following learners represented the First Team: D. C. Allan, B. Bwalya, K. H. Katalundi, S. Maseko (Captain), I. H. Maghoma, K. S. Mbuku, K B McCoy (Vice-captain), M. M. Mkhize, M. C. Moloi, Z. Richter, Y. V. T. Skaap, C. L. Unamaca. Colours 2007: D. C. Allan, B. Bwalya, K. H. Katalundi, S. Maseko (Captain), I. H. Maghoma, K. S. Mbuku, K. B. McCoy (Vice-captain), M. M. Mkhize, M. C. Moloi, Z. Richter, Y. V. T. Skaap, C. L. Unamaca. Player Critique: Allan D C – One of the younger players in the side, settled well into the team. A great deal will be expected from him next year. Bwalya B - A seasoned campaigner who was great on the rebound and had a massive slam dunk. You did your school proud. Katalundi K H – loved his Basketball and always gave of his best. A physically stong player. Maseko S N (Captain) – Led by example. Had a never say die attitude on the court and hassled the opposition. Very quick and skilful player. Maghoma I H – A very steady player who always seemed calm on the court. Had a great shot and worked hard on his game. Mbuku K S – the most improved player of the team who ‘denied’ many a basket with those long arms. Keep playing the game, there is lots of fun still to be had. McCoy K B (Vice-Captain) – big, strong and skilful, dominated as well as intimidated the opposition. Scored many baskets and was a massive physical presence on the court. Mkhize M M - A big, strong youngster who gave of his best, with Allan next year we expect big things. A good start to the season. Moloi M C – Fit and fast as well as the ability to finish off. Always managed to score when brought onto the court. Richter Z - A true example of a King Edward VII School learner. A never say die attitude saw Richter never playing in an ‘A’ team through the age groups to become part of the starting five and a coloursman. Proof that hard work pays off. Skaap Y V T – Developed as a player and got a great deal better as the season developed. 103


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Unamaca C L – The ‘mouth’ of the team who always wore his heart on his sleeve. We will never forget how you single handedly changed the game against a spirited Sacred Heart. Mr S Thorne Second Team Manager: Coach: Captain:

Mr S Thorne J Gray D Nkusi

A team led by Nkusi and assisted by the ever excitable Gutu, who despite an early setback, dusted himself off and came back to lead their side to a 100% win ratio. This team could have easily played certain schools’ first teams and given them a good run for their money, maybe even beaten them. Such is the depth at this school that despite the lack of games, they always turned up and had far more than a full complement of players. It is a great pity that schools were unable to raise a second team, this being more an indication of not wanting to, rather than not being able to.

Thanks must go to St John’s who constantly provided us with fixtures - nice to have neighbours like this. Well done to J Gray in his first year of coaching. Now having set the standard it is going to be hard to match it next year. Mr S Thorne The following players represented the second team: Z. Dedlow, J. Gilbertson, X. Gqoloma, G. Gutu, K. Hannie, K. Keating, G. Maghoma, O. Mogatle, S. Ngwevela , D. Nkusi (Captain), P. Noda, M. Ntshangase, T. Photolo, B. Sangweni, N. Similane, F. Sloth-Neilson, K. Kriel. U16 Basketball Manager: Coach: Captain:

Mr. S.Thorne O Ndlovu (KP) L Lekganyane

The U16’s bettered all ‘A’ team results and managed to achieve a magnificent win ratio of 95%. Well done to L Lekganyane who captained the side so well, and to ‘KP’ who allowed them to express themselves so well. Despite one loss they managed to beat them on their return fixture. To play 19 games and lose only one of those games is a remarkable achievement in a season. Some of their wins were absolutely huge and they dominated all the opposition. It was a great pity that the U16B’s played only two games, again an indictment on the state of participation at our opposition schools. However credit must go to these boys for always turning up to practice. The U16 age group must remember that when they make the step up to Open level it will be quite a different story, however I am sure that many of these players will make it into the first team next year. In conclusion, congratulations to the U16 age group on an excellent season, you did your school proud. Mr S Thorne 104


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The following players represented the ‘A’ Team: L. Absolom, D. Cotter, P. Golubovic, J. Jennings, V. Jobo, L. Lekganyane, E. Maghoma, W. Mjekevu, M. Mposho, N. Mwale, L. Maseko, N. Mathaba, G. Matlaweng, M. Nkosi. The following players represented the ‘B’ Team: J. Castel, S. Esterhuizen, J. Joseph, O. Kupa, S. Majuru, T. Masoga, T. Matlala, M. Moloto, J. Mpyana, M. Shuping U15 Basketball Manager: Coaches: Captain:

Mr R Holmes J Bugugu & W Brown K Mvunyiswa

The U15 Basketball boys enjoyed a highly successful season winning the vast majority of their games. The feature of these boys is their undivided passion for Basketball. Their commitment to the sport, both at practice and for games is wonderful. As junior boys they have matured into credible Basketball players and fine ambassadors for the school. Under the guidance of their coaches, Junior and Wayne they have been privileged to gain a vast knowledge of the game which includes a high level of technical and team organisational skills. The coaches have instilled a high level of discipline and expectation within each team and were extremely well respected for this input. As a school we were very fortunate to have coaches of this calibre. The U15 A Team was captained by K Mvunyiswa and the U15 B by D van der Merwe. These young men have led their teams both at practices and at games in the manner and tradition that is expected from King Edward VII boys. It does appear that King Edward VII School will continue to be ‘the’ school for the growth and development of Basketball for the foreseeable future. Mr R Holmes The following boys played a minimum of 80% of the games for the A team: T. Byrom, N. Dlamini, J. Gray, C. Kazadi, T. Klein, P. Makapan, K. Mvunyiswa, C. Neville, S. Nzima, D. Raphunga, G. Richard, T. Scott and S. Sepuru. The following boys played a minimum of 80% of the games for the B team: B. Fraser, K. Gabashane, H. Kalula, C. Kipa, I. Lum, R. Martin, O. Moabelo, S. Moodley, W. Ncube, B. Reineke, P. Sithole, S. Taback and D. van der Merwe. U14 Basketball Manager: Coaches: Captain:

Mr S Thorne Mr S Thorne & Mr U Maquina D Isaacs

The air was filled with plenty of excitement as the new learners were getting ready to kick start their Basketball season. We had more learners at under fourteen than in the past years I have been involved as a coach at the school. We try to involve all the learners but this is sometimes not an easy task to accomplish as a number of schools cannot field as many teams as we can. 105


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There was no time to waste as we immediately got into the swing of things. Our boys started off a bit shakily as for most of them this was the first time they had played a Basketball game, compared to the other boys we played against who started playing at primary school. Not to be outdone by the other schools our boys started to find their feet an understanding of the game with the likes of Isaac, Mbokazi, Mgwenya to name a few, who were holding their own against the opposition. The rest of the boys did us proud, not to forget the boys who played in the B and the C teams who did themselves and the school proud, showing great hunger to be better than their opposition and striving to be in a higher team. By the time you read this we would have completed our second half of the season where we were able to reverse scores especially against St John’s to 40 - 12 to us and against St Benedict’s to 23 – 16. To all the coaching staff and to the boys well done and thank you. Remember boys, life is full of endless possibilities. Just believe and go after your dreams. Best of luck in all the aspects of your school life. Mr U Maquina The following players represented the ‘A’ Team: R. Da Fonseca, D. Isaacs (Captain), D. Lee, N. Mbokazi, W. Mgwenya, O. Mophosho, K. Ngqinambi, D. Robertson, T. Serobe, K. Setshogoe, S. Semeleane, E. Smit, T. Tshounyane. The following players represented the ‘B’ and ‘C’ Teams: S. Boqo, J. Correia, H. Eshner, R. Giannoccaro, S. Gumede, T. Khosa, O. Kwete, K. Ledwaba, Z. Lekota, K. Makwetla, K. Malope, H. Maluleke, T. Mathiba, K. Mokgatle, J. Msibi, N. Mthalane, G. Naidu, G. Ndlovu, M. Ndwambi, M. Ngulube, D. Nyalunga, J. Palome, L. Phatudi, R. Saffy, P. Scorgie, L. Selby, R. Tavares, D. Sobuntu, T. Van Rensburg.

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Basketball Results 2006/07 Rainbow Basketball League Results: Opposition St Albans College St Johns College

Pretoria Boys High School

Sacred Heart College St Benedicts College St Stithians College St Peters College Bishop Bavin American International School Jeppe Results = Won = Lost = Win Ratio =

1st Team W41 -36 W 37 – 26 W51 – 27 W 33 -27 W 50 – 43 W 33 – 22 L33-39 W 54 – 39 W 48 - 38 W 35 – 32 W 40 – 28 W 61 – 13 W 55 – 22 L 43 – 44 W 44 -42 W48-9 W 39 - 20 W71-20 W102-12 W72-29 W 50 -36 W 41 - 40

W 21 – 18 W 41 – 38 Played 24 Won 22 Lost 2 Win 92%

2nd Team

U16A W42-8

W 39 – 19 W 24 -12 W 38 – 18 W 44 -14 W32-22 W 53 - 33

W 63 – 20 W 46 – 6 W 41 – 9

W 63 – 8

W30-27 L30 -33 W 31 – 24

W15-4

U15A W 22 -14

U15B

U14A

U14B

U14C

W22 – 9 W 19 – 17 W 30 – 14

W18 – 13 W14 – 10 W 31 – 4 W 23 - 5 L22-8 L18 - 43

L10 – 14 W 20 – 15 L12 – 15

L12 – 14 W 20 – 4 W17 - 4

W12 - 8

W 29 – 12 W 46 – 20

W16 - 13

D 10 - 10

L14-24 W 18 -16 W 36 – 22

W46 – 13 W 28 – 7

W40 – 11 W 33 - 9

W 27 – 20 W 49 – 16 W41-33 W 52 - 4 W53-14

W 14 -12 L 28 - 33 W19-16 W 27 - 17 W 36 – 9

W52-20 W 33 – 18 W 50 - 6

Played 7 Won 7 Lost 7 Win 100%

U16B

W22-6 W 66 - 9 Played 19 Won 18 Lost 1 Win 95%

L17-5

W25 – 13 W 15 – 8 W 57 - 3 W24-8

Played 2 Won 1 Lost 1 Win 50%

Total games played as a club = 100 Total games won as a club = 86 Total games lost as a club = 13 Total games drawn as a club = 1 Overall win ratio for club = 86%

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W 22 - 10

W22-19 W 21 - 17 W 63 - 5

W 57 – 12 W 63 – 4 Played 19 Won 17 Lost 2 Win 89%

L 13 – 16 L 22 - 26 W 24 13

W 33 – 8 W 19 – 8

Played 8 Won 6 Lost 2 Win 75%

Played 13 Won 9 Lost 4 Win 69%

Played 6 Won 5 Lost 1 Win 83%

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First Team Cricket 2006/07 Front Row (L to R): C.A. Barrett, D.L. Jacobs, J.P. Carstens (Captain), M. Daniel (Vice-Captain), W.R. Landsdale, J.T. Cripwell (Scorer) Back Row (L to R): T.E Magor, M.S. Middleton, M.K. McGillivray, R.G. Corns, S.K. Landsdale, B. Sanders, K.S. Biassoni Absent: N.A. Baikie, M.J. Nofal, J.W. Scott

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First Team Cricket

Coach: Technical Advisor: Captain:

Mr E Marx Mr C Finlayson J Carstens

As has become the custom at King Edward in the last couple of years, the season started slightly earlier than usual with Mr Marx and Mr Finlayson taking the first, second and U/16A team players for pre-season practices in the cement nets from the start of August. An intensive fitness programme was also run in the gymnasium under the watchful eye of Mr Richmond. As the following results will prove, this was most probably the best decision taken at this early stage of the season. The First Team started off the new season by playing three limited TWENTY20 over matches at CBC Boksburg, which would serve as good warm-up preparation for the following Michaelmas and Fidentia Cricket Weeks. In the first match against Dr EG Jansen, King Edward won the toss and decided to bowl first. As it was the first time in the middle the bowlers faired quite well with Corns taking 2/14 in 4 overs. He was ably assisted by Thomson with 1/7 in 3 overs. King Edward then set about chasing 124 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Daniel batted well for his 37 and Wesley Landsdale scored a fast 27. King Edward won by 6 wickets, getting the last run with 5 balls to spare. In the second match against Jeppe, King Edward sent Jeppe in to bat first. Jeppe lost some early wickets through good bowling by Baikie (1/12) and Thomson (4/19). Arnold and Huyns then took Jeppe’s score to 126/6. King Edward started off well with Daniel (31) scoring freely. Wesley Landsdale batted well for his 37. Both these batsmen, however, lost their wickets near the end which put pressure on the new batsmen. King Edward, having to score 8 runs from the last over, fell 2 runs short, losing 3 wickets in the last over. King Edward lost by 2 runs. In the third match King Edward once again sent a team in to bat after winning the toss. St Stithians started like a house on fire and Platt batted superbly for his 77, helping his team to the impressive total of 159/2. King Edward started positively with Jacobs scoring an aggressive 49 before he was bowled. The highlight, however, was an extremely stylish and controlled 80 by Daniel who showed class and maturity that lead his team to a win. Thomson had to go in with King Edward still needing 6 runs from 4 balls. He duly hit a 6 from the first ball he faced to wrap up the match. King Edward won by 6 wickets. In another TWENTY20 warm-up match against Parktown Boys’, they were sent in to bat first. Parktown never looked like chasing runs as it was their first game in the middle. In the end Parktown ended up with 64/3 after 20 overs. Carstens bowled well. Starting with a positive frame of mind, King Edward scored fast, winning by 9 wickets. In the first match at the annual Michaelmas Cricket Week against Kearsney College King Edward won the toss and decided to bat first. King Edward was soon in trouble at 6/2. Sean Landsdale (52) and Wesley Landsdale (137) then came to the crease and took the game away from Kearsney. Sean scored his maiden half-century and Wesley his maiden century for the First Team. Kearsney batted well and looked like chasing the target down quite easily, but Carstens struck twice after drinks to turn the tide. Barrett (3/25) and Jacobs (2/12) also contributed with the ball to restrict Kearsney to 213. King Edward won by 71 runs. Hilton College was sent in to bat and soon found themselves in trouble on 14/4. Thomson bowled magnificently without any success, but Baikie (5/16) and Carstens 3/15) broke the backbone of Hilton to restrict them to 146. King Edward then made the runs in the forty-third over, Jacobs (56) and Wesley Landsdale (36*) being the major contributors. King Edward won by 8 wickets. 109


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In the third match of the week St Charles College elected to bat first. After a shaky start they managed a respectable score of 233/8. Worth (4/31) and Wesley Landsdale (2/19) bowled well. King Edward then started like a house on fire with Jacobs scoring 75 runs from 56 balls. Wesley Landsdale (66*) and Carstens (44*) batted responsibly to reach the target with only 3 wickets down. King Edward won by 7 wickets. The last match saw King Edward face Durban High School on a damp wicket. Having batted on some friendly batting wickets earlier in the week and a change in the batting order did not help much as King Edward lost early wickets and ended on 96/6 when the match was abandoned due to rain. Match drawn. In the first match of the Beckwith trials week, called the Fidentia Week, against the Gauteng Lions King Edward decided to bat first. Jacobs (67) batted well at the start of the innings. Wesley Landsdale (72) and Sean Landsdale (58) then continued the good batting to help King Edward to 304/6. Good bowling at the start prevented the Lions from scoring freely and they were restricted to 198/9. Thomson (2/26) and Corns (2/33) bowled well. King Edward won by 106 runs. Next up was St Stithians College who were asked to bat first. Thomson (2/18) bowled well at the start and after drinks, Baikie (3/38) and Wesley Landsdale (4/20) ploughed through the St Stithians batting to restrict them to 169. In the run chase King Edward lost two early wickets, but Sean Landsdale (72*) and Carstens (65*) batted well to steer King Edward to a 7 wicket victory. A sterner test lay ahead when King Edward met Alberton Schools in the third match. Alberton scored at a fast rate but lost wickets at regular intervals. Corns (3/30) bowled well to help restrict Alberton to 169. King Edward started off by making heavy weather of chasing the target by losing four early wickets. Thomson (72*) batted excellently to help King Edward win by 4 wickets. The last day saw a highly motivated Randburg Hoërskool batting first and scoring 274/4 in their allotted 50 overs. Few spectators gave King Edward a chance of chasing down the score but an excellent 114* by Wesley Landsdale from 89 balls, ably assisted by Carstens (35), helped King Edward steer clear by 3 wickets. King Edward has now played 16 matches at the Beckwith Week in the last 4 years without being beaten! Well done boys, keep up the good work. Wesley Landsdale and Thomson were selected for the Gauteng U/19 team, Corns and Shaun Landsdale represented Gauteng U/17 and Fredericks was selected for the Gauteng U/19B team. Wesley Landsdale went on to be selected for the SA Schools U/19 Cricket team and is currently in the Junior World Cup squad, from which the final team will be selected. In the first match of the Chubb 8-Over qualifying tournament to determine 8 area teams to go through to The Liberty Life Wanderers Stadium, King Edward played against Alberton Hoërskool. After being sent in to bat, Alberton managed 53/5 in their allotted 8 overs. Baikie bowled well by taking 2/5 in his 2 overs and Thomson taking 1/1 in his 1 over. King Edward soon made the score in 5.3 overs, Daniel top scoring with 19 runs. King Edward won by 8 wickets. Next up was a strong Marais Viljoen team who batted first and scored 50/4. Baikie took 3/5, clean bowling two batsmen with his first two balls. Again Daniel top scored with an unbeaten 28. King Edward won by 9 wickets. The final of the day saw King Edward pitted against last year’s winners, Alberton High. In a busy innings Alberton scored a respectable 76/4, with only Thomson restricting the batsmen with 2/14. King Edward started off well with Daniel in superb form, making 40* from 23 balls to steer King Edward home by 7 wickets. What makes the First Team’s performance more remarkable is the fact that 5 players who represented the School at the Fidentia Week could not play due to food poisoning. The team would now play at the Liberty Life Wanderers Stadium on Friday, 6 October 2006. 110


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In the first match of the finals King Edward played against St David’s Marist. Having lost the toss, St David’s only managed to score 52 runs in their allotted 8 overs. King Edward then made the runs with 3 wickets down, winning by 7 wickets. In the semi-final King Edward lost the toss against Dr DF Malan and was sent in to bat first. Due to the pressure of not knowing what target to set, our batsmen batted poorly and threw their wickets away. King Edward managed to make 56 runs which was not enough in the end. King Edward lost by 7 wickets. In the first match of the new team, King Edward faced St David’s Marist Inanda on the Main Oval. St David’s opted to bat and scored 239/6. Barrett (2/31) and Wesley Landsdale (2/25) bowled superbly. Overall it was quite a tame effort by the new team in the field and both bowling and batting will have to improve if they are to be the great team they promise to be. King Edward batted exceptionally well at a run rate of six runs to the over. Daniel (69) and Sean Landsdale (112*), his maiden century for the First Team totally dominated proceedings. In the last nine 50 over matches, batsmen have scored three centuries and eleven fifties, a good indication of commitment and dedication! King Edward reached the score with only two wickets down, winning by 8 wickets, The First Team went to Pretoria Boys’ full of confidence after good performances in their previous 50 over matches. King Edward started off spectacularly and took the score to 81/0 after 11 overs. Jacobs (40) and Daniel then lost their wickets and King Edward went into a slump. Good batting by Middleton (33) and Baikie helped King Edward to a score of 208/8. Good bowling would ensure another win and the bowlers started off well, restricting Pretoria Boys’ to 43/3. The fielders then, however, cost us the game as four catches were dropped off the same batsman, Morris, with his score not yet 30. He went on to score 93 and wrap up the match for Pretoria Boys’. This was definitely the match with the worst cricket these two teams have played in 10 matches. Pretoria managed to make fewer errors when it mattered most. King Edward lost by 5 wickets. After losing the toss, St Stithians College was sent in to bat first on a slow and green wicket. King Edward struck early, taking two wickets before the score had reached double figures. Barrett bowled well at the start of the innings, taking 2/10 in his six overs. The day, however, belonged to Magor who took 5/14, clean bowling four batsmen. St Stithians was restricted to 110 all out. King Edward started unconvincingly, losing two early wickets. As has been the trend this season, the two Landsdale brothers stabilized the ship before losing their wickets. Carstens once again steered the team home with a classy 28 not out, to help King Edward win by 5 wickets. After losing the toss against St John’s College, King Edward was sent in to bat in the first 11/2 day match of the season. A steady start saw King Edward at 62/2 after 20.2 overs. The two main contributors then came together and Wesley Landsdale and Cartens put on a partnership of 58 runs for the third wicket. At stumps on Day 1 King Edward was 180/4 with 32 overs still remaining for the next morning. Corns, the night watchman, scored a splendid 29 in putting on a 118 run partnership with Wesley Landsdale. The highlight of the innings was undoubtedly Wesley Landsdale’s unbeaten knock of 212 runs (34x4, 2x6) off 182 balls – the first double hundred after Vaughn van Jaarsveld’s 240* against Jeppe in 2004. St John’s batted well and tenaciously for 77 overs before being bowled out for 178, leaving King Edward to win by 201 runs. Corns (21.5-9-354) bowled well. In King Edward’s first match in the Johnny Waite Knockout King Edward sent Monument in to bat. Thanks to good bowling by both openers, Barrett and Jacobs, the pressure was increased and wickets fell at regular intervals. As usual, the spinners cashed in at the end of the innings with Carstens taking 3/11 and Corns taking 2/9. King Edward took their time making the runs as the wicket became increasingly slow, with Daniel making a patient 37*. A good win for King Edward by 9 wickets. 111


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The New Year started with a short tour to Grey College where the First Team played 4 matches. After winning the toss King Edward sent Grey High School in to bat first. On a very hot day in the Free State the King Edward bowlers struggled to find their rhythm after good opening spells by Barrett and Jacobs. As this was the first match of the season it was obvious that the fielding skills were a bit rusty and dropped catches and missed chances saw Grey High progress to 97/1 at drinks. After drinks the spinners tried hard to contain the batsmen, but 42 runs in the ten overs after tea set Grey High up to make 232/6 after the allotted overs. Daniel (69) and Middleton (64) helped King Edward to 102/3 at the break. However, after tea the King Edward batsmen fell asleep and only managed 36 runs in the crucial ten overs after tea. Both batsmen then lost their wickets and only Nofal (30), on debut, put up a fight in the end. King Edward (229/9) lost by 6 runs, having had to score a run a ball off the last 24 balls. A disappointing end to a match where poor fielding cost King Edward the game. On the second morning King Edward won the toss against Selborne College and decided to bat first. Wesley Landsdale (69) batted exceptionally well. He was ably assisted by Middleton (22) and Carstens (33). King Edward set a good score of 193/9 after their allotted 50 overs, considering the very slow outfield. After a good opening spell by Barrett (1/13) the spinners then bowled 29 overs. Carstens (4/31) and Corns (3/19) did most of the damage. Selborne was bowled out for 122, helping King Edward win by 71 runs. The third day saw two TWENTY20 matches played. In the first match King Edward sent Pretoria Boys’ in to bat. After only 7 overs Pretoria Boys’ were 77/2 and set for a match-winning total. The King Edward spinners, however, had other ideas and Carstens (2/10) and Nofal (2/21) restricted and frustrated the batsmen. They were ably assisted by Baikie who took 2/26. In the run chase Daniel showed his versitality with an excellent 63 off 64 balls. Carstens (19) played a good supportive role by steering King Edward to victory by 4 wickets. In the last match of the Festival, Affies won the toss and batted first, scoring 136/6. On a smallish field Jacobs (1/19) and Corns (2/19) did well to restrict the Affies batsmen. King Edward started slowly, but Middleton (23) and Landsdale (51) kept King Edward in touch. Had any of these batsmen stayed in, King Edward would have won easily, but unfortunately both lost their wickets near the end, leaving the tough task of a run a ball for the last 21 balls to the inexperienced newcomers. Unfortunately Carstens cracked a finger and could not assist his team is chasing down the score. King Edward (124/10) lost by 13 runs. The results are not a true reflection of the good cricket that King Edward played at times. The highlights of the Festival were the great innings played by Daniel, Landsdale and Middleton, the consistant allround performance of Carstens and the confidence of newcomer Nofal. In the first match back in Johannesburg, King Edward sent Waterkloof in to bat first. On a tricky wicket King Edward bowled very well and restricted Waterkloof to 68/2 after 25 overs. Magor (2/29) bowled exceptionally well and before drinks Corns and Nofal restricted the batsmen. However, in the following 10 overs Waterkloof scored 65 runs and ended on a decent score of 160/10. King Edward started off well (Sean Landsdale 37) and when the second wicket fell on 77 it seemed as if the target was in sight. A batting collapse followed with King Edward bowled out for a disappointing 116. King Edward lost by 44 runs. After losing the toss King Edward fielded first against Grey College. The King Edward bowlers performed well and disciplined bowling restricted Grey College to 85/3 at tea. Batting was not easy and with two overs left in the innings Grey had 179/8. An expensive over of 21 runs by Barrett helped Grey College to a reasonable score of 206/8. King Edward lost an early wicket but Sean Landsdale and Jacobs batted well up to the drinks break, helping King Edward to 95/2. After tea wickets fell regularly, mainly due to bad shot selection and extremely poor running – resulting in three run outs. Carstens (53) batted exceptionally well but ran out of partners. King Edward ended on 182/10, losing by 24 runs. 112


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King Edward lost the toss again against St Andrew’s School and found themselves in the field again. Good bowling and exceptionally slow batting saw St Andrew’s on 43/3 after 25 overs. The batting did not improve after tea and Nofal (2/13) and Carstens (2/25) restricted the batsmen. St Andrew’s scored 102/10. King Edward made heavy weather of this low score, primarily due to a fast deteriorating pitch. At 66/7 the outcome looked bleak, but Nofal (11*) and McGillivray (18*) steered King Edward home. King Edward won by 3 wickets. In the second Johnny Waite Knockout match of the season, King Edward decided to bat first against Trinity House. With the score on 5/2 the two Landsdale brothers came to the crease and took the game away from Trinity House. In an entertaining partnership of 179 runs, Wesley Landsdale made 127* and Sean Landsdale made 84. King Edward ended on 236/5. Good opening spells by Magor (2/19) and Barrett (0/13) put the pressure on Trinity. Ryan Corns (3/15) then tightened the screws and Trinity was restricted to 86/8. King Edward won by 150 runs. In the Saturday fixture against Jeppe Boys’, King Edward won the toss and elected to bat first. King Edward started off well and scored at 5.5 runs an over till tea. After tea Jeppe bowled well, but McGillivray batted well for his 66*. King Edward ended on 231/8. Jeppe started off slowly and never looked like chasing the score. In the end Jeppe was restricted to 120/7 with Carstens 2/20 and Nofal 2/24 the best bowlers. King Edward won by 111 runs. After winning the toss King Edward decided to bat first against St John’s College in the Johnny Waite Knockout semi-final. Nofal made his maiden fifty for the First Team with a patient and mature knock playing the anchor role while Carstens made an aggressive 84 off 87 balls to help King Edward to 193/8. St John’s started off aggressively and scored at 6 runs an over for the first 8 overs. Nofal (3/27) then brought order to proceedings by taking both openers’ wickets. Carstens (3/24) and Corns (2/22) contributed well. King Edward won by 47 runs, in the process completing a clean sweep with the first, second and third teams reaching the finals of the Johnny Waite Knockout. In the annual Saturday fixture against Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool Pretoria, King Edward lost the toss and was sent in to bat. The openers got off to a good start, but an unfortunate run-out set the team back. The wicket got slower and lower and only Wesley Landsdale managed to keep the scoreboard ticking with a patient 43. Jacobs did well in the last couple of overs, scoring a quick and aggressive 32* to help King Edward post a score of 168/8. Affies made slow progress from the start but lost wickets at regular intervals. The King Edward spinners turned the match in King Edward’s favour with Corns (4/20), Nofal (2/20) and Cartsens ((2/29). King Edward bowled Affies out for 127, winning by 41 runs. King Edward won the toss on a damp wicket against St Alban’s College and decided to bowl first. The openers did not really use the ideal bowling conditions fully, but Barrett bowled well for his 2/20. The game turned when Nofal started bowling his spell of 11 overs, 6 maidens, 6 for 11. This excellent bowling spell just turned the match around and St Alban’s never recovered, being bowled out for 76. Jacobs lost his wicket early, but Sean Landsdale (37*) and Daniel (34*) steered King Edward home for a 9 wicket victory. In the Johnny Waite Knockout Final King Edward lost the toss and bowled first against Randburg Hoërskool. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Randburg slumped to 8/4 in the fifth over. The bowlers responsible for this carnage was Magor (2/6) and Barret (2/14). After this early knock Randburg found it difficult to recover and the spinners just wrapped up the innings with Carstens (3/19) and Corns (2/2) being the most effective. King Edward was always going to reach the target if they did not lose early wickets and Middleton (21) and Daniel (15) did most of the hard work. In the end it was a well-deserved win for King Edward by 7 wickets! King Edward played Randburg Hoërskool for a second time in 4 days. Again Randburg won the toss and this time sent King Edward in to bat on a damp wicket. Randburg bowled well and batting conditions were not easy. After an unfortunate run out Daniel (49) and Sean Landsdale (39) batted 113


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well to take King Edward to 90/1 at tea. Both then lost their wickets soon after tea, but Carstens (34) and McGillivray (27) batted well in the end. King Edward managed a good 222/10 under testing batting conditions. Randburg batted slowly due to excellent bowling from Barrett and Magor (1/13), extras being the main contributor. Randburg never got going and Corns (3/29) and Carstens (1/21) restricted them well while the innings slowly progressed to 148/10. King Edward won by 74 runs. Parktown Boys’ won the toss and decided to bat first. In a limited overs match they proceeded to bore everyone and by drinks had 45/4 after 25 overs. Barrett bowled excellently, most of the time beating the edge of the bat. Corns (2/24) and Jacobs (2/17) ended with the best figures of the bowlers. Parktown was bowled out for 93 in the 46th over. King Edward’s innings started badly with Middleton being bowled off the second ball of the innings, sending King Edward to lunch on 9/1. After lunch Daniel (12) and Sean Landsdale (30*) took the score to 43/2. Wesley Landsdale then came to the wicket and in true top-class form proceeded to score 37* off 18 balls to wrap up the match. King Edward won by 8 wickets. King Edward won the toss in their last match of the season against Pretoria Boys’ and decided to bat first. In the second over King Edward lost their first wicket and at drinks the score was 88/4, Daniel (16) and Sean Landsdale (17) contributing slowly but efficiently. Carstens in his last home match did what he had done so many times in the past when his team was in trouble and topscored with a patient and well-worked 38. Barrett and Magor contributed well in the end, helping King Edward to 141/10. The match seemed lost, but a highly motivated King Edward team stepped up to the plate and Jacobs (3/16) and Nofal (3/23) both took two wickets in their first overs, leaving Pretoria Boys’ at 74/5 at drinks. Good batting by the middle order took Pretoria Boys’ within reach, but good fielding and patient bowling helped King Edward bowl Pretoria out for 135. King Edward won by 6 runs. King Edward started the official 2007/2008 cricket season with a Twenty20 Festival hosted by St David’s Inanda. In the first match King Edward came up against an Affies team that has already played 6 matches. Affies batted well with the King Edward bowlers bowling both sides of the wicket and three catches being dropped, not helping the cause. King Edward then started off well chasing the total in a positive manner. It looked as if King Edward would pull through, but the two settled batsmen, Daniel (39) and Wesley Landsdale (35) lost their wickets. This early in the season it was too much for the new batsmen to handle and King Edward went down by 4 runs. In the second match against St Charles College the King Edward bowlers did much better and they were well supported by the fielders. Corns and Baikie took some great catches, supporting Barret (3/14) and Magor (3/16) well. Nofal (33) batted well at the start of the innings and Wesley Landsdale (6) played a brilliant innings to take the team close to the total. King Edward cruised to a 7 wicket win. St Stithians College batted first in the third match and only managed to score 104/9. Good bowling by Carstens (3/17) put pressure on the St Stithians batsmen. King Edward then managed to throw away six wickets before limping to the total, with Wesley Landsdale (25) and Middleton (24) being the main contributors. King Edward ended eventual winners by 4 wickets. In the last match of the festival Maritzburg College batted first and struggled to get to terms with the King Edward bowling. Jacobs stood out with his 4/12 and Nofal (2/16) and Corns (3/9) bowled well. Wesley Landsdale (52*) was ably assisted by Nofal (21) in the successful run pursuit and King Edward won by 6 wickets. At the Michaelmas Cricket Week King Edward won the toss on Day 1 against Kearsney College and opted to bowl first. Kearsney started like a house on fire and after 7 overs had 51/1 on the board. Nofal then came on to bowl, and in an excellent spell of 10 overs ended with 2/12, turning the match around! Between Nofal, Corns and Carstens the spinners had bowled 30 overs, taking 7 114


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wickets for 66 runs! After losing two early wickets, the Landsdale brothers, Sean (64*) and Wesley (63*) helped King Edward to an 8 wicket win. Day 2 saw King Edward at their worst against St Charles College. Poor batting and irresponsible shots lead to King Edward being bowled out for 142, only Daniel (42) and Baikie(28) showing some guts and determination. The bowlers worked hard and two early wickets gave the team some hope. In the end it was a matter of too little too late and King Edward went down by 4 wickets, St Charles managing a score of 147/6. On quite a responsive wicket, King Edward bowled first against Westville Boys’ on Day 3 and bowled them out for 89. King Edward then proceeded to make heavy weather of reaching the target, losing 7 wickets in the process. Wesley Landsdale’s quickfire 26 provided the momentum for the team to reach the target. Unfortunately Day 4 was rained out and the much anticipated match against Maritzburg College could not be played. Special thanks go to Mr Finlayson who helped out on the tour and for the great support of the parents. At the annual Beckwith Week, this year played under the name Tempest Car Hire Cricket Week, King Edward won the toss on Day 1 against Johannesburg South and decided to bowl first. Barrett (2/20) and Magor (3/30) bowled well up front and put the batsmen from South under a lot of pressure. After South was restricted to 129/10, Middleton (44) and Daniel (34), for the first time this season put on a good opening partnership. However, both lost their wickets near the end of the innings and Wesley Landsdale and Nofal steered King Edward to victory by 8 wickets. Day 2 saw King Edward winning the toss against Johannesburg North and opting to bowl first. The wicket turned out to be quite bouncy and the ball moved a lot in the air. North was in big trouble at 102/7, but Steenekamp (60) took the game away from King Edward, helping North to 211/7. King Edward found themselves deep in trouble at 53/5, but Nofal (39) and Crichton (22) did well to steer the team to 158 all out, losing the match by 53 runs. A disappointing performance when one considers that King Edward was in the driving seat for most of the match. On Day 3 King Edward bounced back against Far West Rand by batting first. The wicket kept low an the one side and bounced at the other end. Soon in trouble again, Daniel (82) came to the rescue with a superb innings of patience and aggression to help King Edward to 214/10. Far West Rand never looked in the match and were bowled out for 113, Corns (4/16), the best bowler on the day. King Edward won by 101 runs.

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At the end of the trial week seven King Edward players were selected to represent Gauteng teams: Wesley Landsdale - Gauteng U/19A Sean Landsdale - Gauteng U/17A R Corns - Gauteng U/17A L Adriaanse - Gauteng U/17A T Magor - Gauteng U/17A M Nofal - Gauteng U/19B J Scott - Gauteng U/19B A special word of thanks goes to Mr Matthee who prepared nets and pitches under very wet and difficult circumstances. He and the ground staff did a great job! Mr Webber from Old Eds needs to be mentioned in this regard. King Edward was privileged to use one field on a Wednesday at Old Eds and we trust that the good relationship will continue for many years to come. Thank you to Mr Fennell for his continued support and for Messrs Finlayson and Julyan for their tasks performed as managers. Mrs Anne Vilas from Opal Sports supported us on numerous occasions and her support and sponsorship are highly appreciated. The mothers once again did a magnificent job with the lunches and teas; something that has always been the norm at our School. Thank you to every mother involved, especially the mothers who took charge during the season: Mrs Carstens and Mrs Leslie. A special word of thanks to Jamie Cripwell who served the First Cricket Team as scorer for five years, giving his all and producing faultless score sheets. On another day and another place, Cripwell most probably would have received colours for his excellent performance and dedication. Unfortunately it was not to be, but King Edward will always remember Cripwell’s unselfish commitment to serving his School at the highest level. Cripwell also deservedly was awarded the Cricketer of the Year award at the end of the season. Colours were awarded to: R Corns, Sean Landsdale Team Blazers were awarded to: N Baikie, T Magor, M McGillivray, M Nofal Mr E Marx

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The following boys played: J Cartsens (Captain), M Daniel (Vice-Captain), D Jacobs, Sean Landsdale, Wesley Landsdale, M Nofal, M McGillivray, R Corns, C Barrett, T Magor, N Baikie, K Biassoni, J Scott and B Saunders Match summaries: SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS 2006 TEAM

KING EDWARD VII

OPPONENT

RESULT

126/4 124/8 160/4 65/1

124/6 126/6 159/2 64/3

Won by 6 wickets Lost by 2 runs Won by 6 wickets Won by 9 wickets

(20 overs) (20 overs) (20 overs) (20 overs)

284/9 151/2 234/3 96/6

213/10 146/10 233/8 DNB

Won by 71 runs Won by 7 wickets Won by 7 wickets Match rained out

(50 overs) (50 overs) (50 overs) (50 overs)

304/6 172/3 171/6 275/7

198/9 169/10 168/10 274/4

Won by 106 runs Won by 7 wickets Won by 4 wickets Won by 3 wickets

(50 overs) (50 overs) (50 overs) (50 overs)

CBC 20TWENTY Tournament Dr EG Jansen Jeppe St Stithians Parktown Michaelmas Week Kearsney College Hilton College St Charles College Durban High School Fidentia/Beckwith Week Gauteng Lions St Stithians College Alberton Schools Randburg Hoërskool

12 matches played, 10 won, 1 lost, 1 drawn (83% win rate) FOURTH TERM 2006 TEAM

KING EDWARD VII

OPPONENT

RESULT

Chubb 8-over Tournament Alberton Hoërskool Marais Viljoen Alberton High St David’s Inanda Dr DF Malan St David’s Inanda Pretoria Boys’ St Stithians Hoërskool Monument Alberton Schools St John’s

61/2 51/1 77/3 54/3 56/8 243/2 208/8 111/5 79/1

53/5 50/4 76/4 52/5 58/3 239/6 212/5 110/10 75/10

379/7

178/10

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2005/6 SEASON: 22 matches played, 18 won, 3 lost, 1 drawn (82% win rate) FIRST TERM 2007 TEAM

KING EDWARD VII

OPPONENT

RESULT

226/9 193/9 118/6 124/9

232/6 122/10 117/8 136/6

Lost by 6 runs Won by 71 runs Won by 4 wickets Lost by 13 runs

(50 overs) (50 overs) (20 overs) (20 overs)

116/10 182/10 103/7 236/5 231/8 193/8 168/8 80/1 61/3 222/10 94/2 141/10

160/10 206/8 102/10 86/8 120/7 146/10 127/10 76/10 60/10 148/10 93/10 135/10

Lost by 44 runs Lost by 24 runs Won by 3 wickets Won by 150 runs Won by 111 runs Won by 47 runs Won by 41 runs Won by 9 wickets Won by 7 wickets Won by 74 runs Won by 8 wickets Won by 6 runs

(50 overs) (50 overs) (50 overs) (35 overs) (50 overs) (35 overs) (50 overs) (Declaration) (35 overs) (50 overs) (50 overs) (50 overs)

Grey College Festival Grey High School Selborne College Pretoria Boys’ Affies First Term Fixtures Waterkloof Grey College St Andrew’s School Trinity House Jeppe Boys’ St John’s College Affies St Alban’s Randburg Hoër Randburg Hoër Parktown Boys’ Pretoria Boys’

16 matches played, 12 won, 4 lost (75% win rate) SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS 2007 TEAM

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RESULT

St David’s Inanda Twenty20 Festival Affies St Charles College St Stithians College Maritzburg College

151/6 137/3 106/6 105/4

155/5 136/8 104/9 102/10

Lost by 4 runs Won by 7 wickets Won by 4 wickets Won by 6 wickets

(20 overs) (20 overs) (20 overs) (20 overs)

168/2 143/10 90/7

167/10 147/6 89/10

Won by 8 wickets Lost by 4 wickets Won by 3 wickets

(50 overs) (50 overs) (50 overs)

131/2 158/10 214/10

129/10 211/10 113/10

Won by 8 wickets Lost by 53 runs Won by 101 runs

(50 overs) (50 overs) (50 overs)

Michaelmas Cricket Week Kearsney College St Charles College Westville Boys’ Tempest Car Hire Week Johannesburg South Johannesburg North Far West Rand

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Second Team Cricket

Coach: Captain:

Mr E Scheepers B Marais / J Scott

The 2006/2007 season started off well for the second team, winning their first match against St David’s Marist Inanda by 124 runs. Some players made their mark early in the season: B Sanders 111, S Manton 69 and L Adriaanse 7/22. The second team built on this great performance by beating arch rivals Pretoria Boys’ by 4 wickets the following weekend, J Scott scoring a splendid 56. Against St Stithians a week later Y Fredericks (90), K Marshall (68) and J Scott with 6/21 helped their team romp home by 170 runs. Alberton Schools would be the next team to suffer at their hands when B Sanders again batted well for a good 85 and S Manton impressed with a 77. B Marais took 5/24. The last match before the long break saw an over-confident second team suffer their first defeat of the season against St John’s, going down by 3 wickets. During the Johnny Waite matches in the fourth term, the second team beat the first teams of Sandringham (8 wickets) and Helpmekaar (124 runs) convincingly. The 2007 season started with a good win over Waterkloof by 81 runs, a Johnny Waite victory over St John’s (70 runs), a narrow loss to Grey College (2 wickets) and an emphatic win over St Andrew’s School (169 runs). L Adriaanse batted well for his 61 against St Andrew’s. Jeppe Boys’ was the next victory for the second team, winning by 7 wickets, while Redhill was thrashed by 7 wickets in a Johnny Waite match. Unfortunately Affies proved too strong, beating King Edward by 53 runs. Queen’s High School provided little resistance as the second team won by 7 wickets, continuing their good form by next beating St Alban’s by 98 runs. N Baikie proved his good batting skills by scoring a splendid 61 runs. In the Johnny Waite Finals against the first team of St Benedict’s College, the second team made some crucial mistakes in eventually going down by 10 runs. Randburg Hoër (10 wickets) and Parktown Boys’ (6 wickets) were the next two teams that were swept aside by the second team. Y Fredericks batted well against Randburg for 55 not out. Unfortunately in the last match of the season, Pretoria Boys’ avenged their loss earlier in the season by beating King Edward by 5 wickets, thus ending a good season for the second team on a low note. A big thank you to all the players who played hard, gave their all and represented King Edward with pride and passion. Some players will undoubtedly go on to represent the first team in future and others will continue to perform with pride in the seconds. Thank you to the parents for their support and I wish the boys the best of luck for the new season. Result summary:

20 matches played, 15 won, 5 lost – 75% win rate

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Third XI Cricket

Master in Charge: Captain:

Mr. S Parseramen D van der Vyfer

In the usual King Edward tradition, the season’s team was of a high standard. The team showed good character throughout the season which is reflected in the results; three losses and one tie. There were some shaky starts at the beginning of the season but the team soon got into a settled pace. The combination of regular fixtures and John Waite Knockout games made certain that the players were kept on their toes at all times. All costly mistakes were made during the Saturday games and not repeated in the knockout competition. The overall performances were well balanced team efforts with all players contributing to ensure success. Scholl proved to be outstanding among the bowlers, with very few batsmen able to cope with his left arm turning deliveries. The highlight of the season was winning the John Waite Knockout. The final had to be postponed a week as the opposition had the wrong dates. Having been put in to bat, we managed a total of 144 all out. On a day where the batsmen came short this was corrected with a match winning bowling performance. The opposition was dismissed 32 runs short. The Third Team retained the John Waite Knockout C-section Cup! Mr S Parseramen The following boys played: M. Carstens, A. Lotz; V. Scholl, S. Wesselo, J. Townsend, Y. Fredricks, J. Alford-Smith, C. Snow, D. Martin, S. Hoepper, S. Manton, B. Saunders, C. Kolarik, K. Marshall, R. Diale C. Liebenberg, S. Cocking, J. Prim, D. van der Vyfer (Captain) Results: Vs St John’s King Edward M Carstens V Scholl Won by 6 wickets

136/10 138/4 62* 7/15

Alberton Schools King Edward A Lotz V Scholl Lost by 1 wicket

150/9 148/9 72 4/25

St Stithian’s

rained out

St Benedict’s (John Waite) King Edward Won by 5 wickets

114/10 118/5

Pretoria Boys’ King Edward S Wesselo M Carstens Lost by 9 wickets

153/1 150/5 58 54

St David’s King Edward J Townsend Won by 9 wickets Parktown Boys’

54/10 58/1 7/11

Pretoria Boys’ King Edward lost by 8 wickets

95/2 91/10

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King Edward Won by 50 runs

135/7

King Edward Won by 32 runs

114/10

St Alban’s King Edward A Lotz Won by 9 wickets

150/10 151/1 70*

Affies King Edward Match tied

97/10 97/7

St Stithian’s King Edward Won by 7 wickets

130/9 131/3

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U16 A Cricket

Coach: Captain:

Mr C Spilhaus K Biassoni

The U16A Team showed enthusiasm and discipline and their dedication was the source of their outstanding performances throughout the season. Biassoni proved to be an outstanding captain. His bowling was inspirational and even though he went through a rather lean spell with the bat, he maintained his enthusiasm for the game. This group of young players trained very hard and was extremely enthusiastic in all that they did. If these young players continue to develop, the future of King Edward VII School’s cricket certainly looks very bright. Many thanks to all the supportive parents and mothers who helped with the catering. Mr C Spilhaus

The following players represented the A team on various occasions: K Biassoni(Captain), S Dickson, P Bindon, V Gasparis, P Kallis, J Crichton, B Vilas, M Gill, A MacDonald, J Butian, A Martins, G Bryce and L Bismarck. Results vs St John’s King Edward St John’s

122/7 in 25 overs M Gill 38 88/10 M Gill 3 for 4

Won by 34 runs

vs Jeppe King Edward

Jeppe

264/10 V Gasparis 67 M Gill 44 124/10 K Biassoni 3 for 27

Won by 140 runs

vs Affies King Edward Affies

198/7 in 40 overs B Vilas 42* 178/9 in 40 overs A MacDonald 3 for 27

Won by 20 runs

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228/10 P Bindon 61 M Gill 33 86/10 J Crichton 4 for 13 M Gill 3 for 15

Won by 142 runs

vs Randburg King Edward

Randburg

195/10 S Dickson 36 M Gill 33 81/10 K Biassoni

Won by 114 runs

vs Parktown Parktown King Edward

183/10 in 60 overs R Martins 4 for 26 107/7 S Dickson 55*

Match Drawn

vs Pretoria Boys’ High King Edward

Pretoria Boys’ High Lost by 7 wickets

143/9 A MacDonald B Vilas 27 144/3

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U16B Cricket

Master in Charge: Captains:

Mr DJ Visser M Brolè / P Kallis

An enthusiastic and talented group of boys, who had played together as a core group for the past two years, were eager to continue their success story. The first match bowled up an emphatic win against our neighbours down the road, St John’s College. A victory by 106 runs was set up by a half century from Kallis and a lightning accurate bowling performance of 4 for 19 by Deacon. Against Jeppe, our batsmen let themselves down with some rash shot selections, but managed to total 112 runs; Deacon, Clark and Bismark providing the tail with a late wag. An outstanding bowling performance by Garrun saw him claim 4 for 15 to restrict Jeppe to Nelson and claim the narrowest of victories by 1 run. The positive momentum built up from the early games was carried through nicely into game number 3 against Affies. Batting first, King Edward notched up 152 for 3 in their allotted 25 overs – Brolè scoring a whirlwind 67 not out. True Afrikaans grit and that never-say-die attitude, saw Affies score a stunning win off the last ball of their innings with 7 wickets still in tact. A valuable lesson was learnt and the boys picked up their heads for the next game. St Albans College and Höerskool Randburg were on the receiving end of the comeback trail of the King Edward boys. The outfit from Pretoria was bowled out for 38 runs with Bismark and Garrun capturing 5 for 14 and 4 for 7 respectively. The boys from Randburg fared no better, being bowled out for 47, Garrun taking an excellent 5 for 11 and allowing Mentor and Bismark to score a crushing 10 wicket defeat with the bats. An ill-fated trip to Parktown Boys saw King Edward lose by 7 wickets. Kallis, the only star with 61 runs, was the sole attraction on an otherwise dull and uninspiring afternoon of Wednesday cricket. If one could throw in the old cliché of “saving the best for last”, this would be an appropriate time. A trip up North of the Jukskei to our traditional rivals, Pretoria Boys’ on a bright sunny Saturday was a fitting way to end off our season. Chasing 161 runs in 30 overs, the King Edward boys got stuck in and paced themselves cleverly at 5 runs an over. Playing Pretoria Boys’ we knew it was always going to be a tight finish – this proved no different. The loss of early unnecessary wickets saw King Edward falter to 101 for 6, but an inspiring partnership between Marshall (39) and Clark (20) wiped the early victory celebrations right off the opposition’s faces. After 30 overs, King Edward fell 5 runs short of a remarkable comeback. A disappointing way to finish the season, having come so close, yet so far to winning a classic nail biter. All-in-all, cricket being the game it is, the U16B King Edward side of 2007 will be remembered as a group of talented, motivated and hungry cricketers who, through their pride and passion for their school crest and a love of the game, ended off the season learning the most valuable lesson of all: In losing a match, there is still a game to be won… Thank you for the season. Mr DJ Visser The following boys played: P Kallis, M Clark, J Deacon, L Bismark, M Brolè, I Manack, D Harte, B Mentor, G Bryce, C Wentzel, W Cross, W Marshall and M Garrun.

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U15A Cricket

Master in Charge: Coach: Captain:

Mr E Marx Mr M Julyan S Piveteau

The 2007 U15A Cricket Team improved with every game. The boys should always remember to have fun and were encouraged to do so throughout the season. They played a high standard of cricket and were rewarded with an unbeaten 4th term. Five boys (Q de Kock, K Jennings, D Sartor, D Mogotlane and K Mayet) were selected to play for the Gauteng U 15A Cricket Team. Well done to these boys. The bowlers were tidy and were well supported by their fielders. Sartor 32 wickets, Jennings 23 wickets, Piveteau and Pinheiro with 17 wickets each were the pick of the bowlers. They were well supported by Mayet, Jackson, Dyers and the Wildman brothers. This gave them many options with the ball. The batsmen were positive and often took the game away from the opposition. De Kock 640 runs, Jennings 483 runs, Piveteau 319 runs and Sartor 285 runs were the pick of the batsmen. However, what made the U15A side batting line up so dangerous was their depth. Pinheiro, Dyers, G Wildman, Foord, Mogotlane, Labuschagne, Becker and Leigh all had important knocks for their side when they were called on to do so. De Kock behind the stumps collected 10 stumpings as well as 14 catches. Mogotlane was a wonderful back- up keeper when needed and collected 5 catches in the 5 games he kept wicket. Highlights for the season included the unbeaten run at the Gauteng U15 week. The positive batting and tight bowling displays in many of the games and a truly professional performance when they beat Pretoria Boys by 166 runs to end off a wonderful season of cricket. The results for the season were as follows: P W D L 16 13 0 3 Thanks to the parents for their support and for the wonderful teas and lunches and the ground staff for the super condition of the fields and wickets. Well done and thank you. Keep up the hard work and make King Edward proud. Mr M Julyan The following boys played in the U15A Cricket Team: Q De Kock, K Jennings, S Piveteau, M Pinheiro, D Sartor, S Dyers, G Wildman, D Mogotlane, B Foord, B Becker, A Jackson, R Wildman, K Mayet, L Friend and D Leigh. Also Played: W Coetzer, K Maharaj and J Labuschagne.

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U15B Cricket

Master in Charge: Captain:

Mr T Craig L Friend

The first match of the season was against St John’s. An ill disciplined bowling performance allowed their weak batting “attack’ to get to a score of 119 runs from the allotted 30 overs. We made it to the mark, however wickets tumbled and we batted painfully slowly. Jeppe was an even worse performance. We had them 43 for 9 through some great bowling, particularly that of Coetzer who landed with figures of 6 for 22. From here we allowed them to get to 111. Our discipline had completely evaded us. Once Jeppe get their tails up, they can be quite formidable, and this they were. 103 for 8 wickets and their umpire “had his gun out”. Andraos survived an appeal for LBW, and we limped on to the target, having really made a meal of the fixture. Across the Hennops to Affies and a solid start from our opening batsmen, Becker getting 52. This solid start proved to be our undoing as it had been posted far too slowly. Despite the late push, we were never going to get enough runs. We bowled well and tried hard, but they eventually made it to the mark with 5 overs to spare. Another weekend and another trip to Tshwane, this time to play St Alban’s College. Despite the geographical proximity to their neighbours, that is where the similarities start and stop. 190 off 30 overs meant our batsmen had a field day, Blaauw getting 71. The bowlers also made the most of the weaker opposition and we won by 148 runs. Randburg made a lot of noise about their cricketing ability, even more so when they managed to launch one of our bowlers out of the ground and we had to bowl the remaining overs with an old ball. This was the high point of their day considering they were bowled out for 69. We won by 9 wickets and suddenly there was far less noise. The result against Parktown was almost identical except for the 5 for 22 by the new leg-spinner van Heerden. Onto the last match of the season and again we travelled across the Hennops River. This fixture was to be our worst batting performance of the season. The King Edward batsmen seemed intent on giving their wickets away. Two stumpings, a run-out as well as numerous other pathetic dismissals. We were lucky to reach 80. A valuable lesson to be learnt here in that the players need to take responsibility for their wickets. They need to remember that the job does not fall to somebody else if they fail. “You are answerable for your performance”, and quite frankly there was very little accountability being shown, which for me was the most disappointing aspect of the day. Despite a valiant effort by the bowlers, we were never going to have enough runs and went on to be defeated by 4 wickets. A very poor season and if the players are honest with themselves, we should have done far better. We need to live up to the high standards to which we have become accustomed, the standards that need to be maintained. Mr T Craig The following boys played: J. Andraos, B. Becker, K. Blaauw, W. Coetzer, N. du Plessis, B. Foord, L. Friend (Captain), J. Labuschagne, K. Maharaj, B. Maree, K. Mawa, D. Mogotlane and R. van Heerden.

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U15C Cricket

Coach: Captains:

C Hitge J Andraos, N Spilhaus and K Holtzhauzen

King Edward is an extremely powerful cricketing school and is known to be one of the best in the country, and due to this attraction, many talented cricket players are drawn to this school. As a result, there is a great deal of depth and a large amount of competition throughout all age groups. I was fortunate enough to receive players that would comfortably be in recognition for ‘A’ teams in many other schools. The team that was chosen in the first term proved to be extremely successful and went unbeaten, and were seldom challenged. They continued to improve as the games progressed in all aspects of the game. With the onset of the fourth term and the effects of the rugby and athletics season, many ‘A’ and ‘B’ team players were injured. This meant that several of the players from the U15C team deservedly moved up. The rainy season did not allow for many practices initially and the first game against St Stithians was rained out. This was hard on all, as the boys could not figure out their role in the team and it was extremely hard to get a team balanced whilst knowing little about the players that were new to the team. However, the weather finally let up in time for the second game against a very competitive Alberton Schools team. Poor discipline in the bowling with over 30 extras given away and a top order collapse in the batting left the team reeling. A partnership between Von Pannier and Freimond brought the game back, until we finally lost by 5 runs. This however did not deter the boys and if anything just motivated them to perform better and trust in their abilities. The U15C team went on to win the remainder of their games, thrashing Jeppe, St John’s, and Pretoria Boys’. There is still a lot of improvements to be made, in particular with the discipline in the bowling, but it is warming to see how all the boys improved as the year progressed. It is clear that these boys hold the future for great King Edward cricket and I can’t wait to see some of them eventually reach their goals of playing for the First Team in matric because there is no doubt that they have the talent. It was an honour to coach these boys and I hope they learned as much as they taught me. C Hitge The following boys played: J. Andraos, N. Spilhaus, K. Holtzhauzen, B. Maree, R. Van Heerden, R. Last, D. Van Pannier, L. Von Pannier, L. Wildman, D. Lombard, J. Bosman, A. Kroll, S. Laher, C. Freimond, A. Poko, C. Scott-Crossly, L. Zambon and C. Olsen

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U15D Cricket

Coach: Captains:

Mr C Lay S Kelly (First Term), J Saunders (Second Term)

The U15D Cricket Team is a testament to the depth in King Edward sports’ teams, with skill and a keenness to play cricket highly evident. All the boys came to practices with a desire to learn and to improve their skills and when it came to game time nothing short of a win would do. The First Term started off with three easy wins against an under par St John’s team by 10 wickets, St Benedict’s and then against a hapless Sandown team by 9 wickets. These wins were followed by a defeat against a classy Queens team. The First Term ended with what was to be a typical Pretoria Boys’ High, King Edward game. Our last two batsmen came in needing 80 runs to win – our odds didn’t look good. However, as we all know, cricket is a funny game and Prim and Thompson decided that losing was not an option and they pulled off a great last wicket stand to win the game by 1 wicket. The Fourth Term was plagued by bad weather. The first game against King David turned out to be very disappointing and we lost by 123 runs. All the boys played well below par, except for Saunders who scored 56. It was then on to Pretoria Boys’ High and in a hard fought game we ended 21 runs short of the total with Saunders scoring 49. I enjoyed coaching these boys this past year as they showed an enjoyment for the game and a desire to learn more and to win cricket matches. The following boys played: S. Kelly (Captain), J. Saunders (Captain), P. Butcher, J. Prim, G. Linsell, L. Thompson, C. Olsen, N. Vauda, C. Cummings, R. Kumber and R. Bakker.

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U14 A Cricket

Master in Charge: Captain:

Mr S Eales P De Chaud

Before the first school bell of 2007 had rung over ninety keen Under 14 boys gathered at the cricket nets to begin and foster their cricketing future at King Edward’s. Having got through the formalities of team selection the U14A cricket side of 2007 was chosen. The U14’s performed well over the season registering 9 wins, 1 game washed out and 1 loss. For the first time in number of years the fixture with Waterkloof went ahead. As the game reached its penultimate stage, and both teams evenly poised the heavens opened and the match was abandoned. A fine batting performance of 64 not out and 74 not out by the captain P De Chaud set up victories against Grey College and St Andrews.. The game against Jeppe did little to trouble the scorers, with Jeppe setting a modest 88 for victory. King Edward achieved this with the loss of three wickets. A tough fixture against Affies was to follow and Affies batted well to set a target of 205. But little seem to intimidate the team of 2007 and excellent batting by Harte and Rhoda allowed king Edward to win by five wickets and thus continue their unbeaten run. The following game the side made heavy weather of achieving the St Albans low score of 130 but eventually won by three wickets. Then came our return match with Waterkloof. A poor bowling display and 38 extra runs given away allowed our opponents to achieve 235 runs. In true King Edward spirit the team put on a fine display and fought a closely contested battle. Unfortunately we were a few runs short at the end and the team experience their first taste of defeat as King Edward players. The following game against St Charles saw some excellent batting by De Chaud (70 runs) with good support by his team mates getting King Edward to a formidable total of 250 for 8. St Charles never quite got in the game and King Edward came out comfortable winners. 67 runs by Harte in the following game allowed King Edward to set up a target of 180 runs against St Dominic’s. In a tense game King Edward held their nerve to win by 30 runs. Parktown offered little resistance as King Edward won the following game by 160 runs. The season proving to be an excellent one with Pretoria Boys left to play. Pretoria batted first and scored and imposing 209 for 8. An excellent century by Rhoda, and a 150 run partnership between Harte and Rhoda saw King Edward win by 8 wickets with overs to spare a fine ending to an excellent 1st term of cricket. The U14A side of 2007 has tremendous potential and have demonstrated this in every game they have played. They are skilled with bat and ball, an attribute that not many sides can boost. The boys have learnt what it means to be a King Edwards cricketer, the “never give in” attitude. The U14 cricketers of 2007 have true fighting spirit coupled with a skilled age group, they have the potential to develop into excellent King Edward’s men.

The following Boys played regularly for the U14A Side: P. De Chaud (capt). D. Rhoda, N. Isabelle, G. Harte, D. Twiss, J. P. van Aswegen, G. Small, Z. Allie, K.. Thompson, D. Lucas, S. Schumacher, S. Conway

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U14B Cricket

Master in Charge : Coach : Captain :

Mr R Erasmus Mr R Erasmus N Benson

The U14B cricket team had a very good season. The team was made up of a lot of talented players whose enjoyment of the game was infectious. I am sure that several of these boys will go on to play cricket at a higher level and I will follow their progress with a great deal of interest. There were many highlights this season. Some very good wins were achieved over our traditional rivals. The boys played with a great deal of self confidence and enjoyment but most importantly they played the game in the right spirit. They showed respect for their opponents, their discipline was excellent and they were a credit to their School. My thanks go to the parents for their support, the mothers for the catering, the ground staff for their hard work and Mr Marx for his organisation. A special thank you to all the players; I thoroughly enjoyed the season. The following boys played regularly N Benson (Captain), R May, S Conway, D Bersiks, R Gonsalves, K Hastings, E Wessels, B Duvenage, K Drake, B Esterhuizen, T Brown and J Johnstone. R Erasmus

U14C Cricket

U14c – Cricket

These young gentlemen had an outstanding season. They managed to win 90% of there games and had some remarkable performances throughout the season. Notable achievements were: J. Minnie

65 against Pretoria Boys 57 against Jeppe 36 against St Johns

B. Corder

50 against St Johns 53 against Jeppe

D. Stoffberg

5/13 against Jeppe 3/19 against St Johns

D. Taylor

3/28 against St Johns 3/16 against Pretoria Boys (6 overs)

W.

Mcbride

57 against Jeppe

2007 was an enjoyable cricket year for the u14c. We had narrow losses to Pretoria Boys and Marais Viljoen, winning all the others convincingly.

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Cross Country

Master in Charge: Coach: Captain:

Miss Marvell Mr G dos Santos J S Botha

2007 proved to be a competitive and successful season. The runners performed well and always gave of their best in a dedicated and mature manner. Their attitude towards training shone at race time and everybody improved during the course of the season. The juniors performed consistently well with a most notable performance of 2nd at the team championships, where some of the top boys schools in Gauteng competed. There are high hopes for this age group and great things are expected from them as they mature. The seniors were equally successful, also placing 2nd at the team championships. They performed consistently and congratulations must go to J S Botha, S D Fraser, A Leeuw and D R Cross who ran for the 1st team at School championships. Awards were as follows . A Leeuw - Team Blazer. J S Botha-Colours and S D Fraser - Colours. Thanks must go to Miss Marvell and Mr Grant for their on-going dedication to cross country and to Mr G dos Santos for his motivating coaching sessions. We wish Miss Marvel the best of luck at her new school. We thoroughly enjoyed the season. J S Botha

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Golf

Master-in-Charge: Captain: Vice-Captain:

Mr L Bragin M Daniel R Fensham

Eventually! After coming so close to victory over the past 4 years’ losing in the Inaugural Finals and losing in the semi-finals for 3 years we are now the Gauteng Schools’ Golf League Champions. In last year’s report you read that the side was yet to reach its full potential. It is fair to say that this year we were the best in Gauteng. Form at its best and playmakers in all 6 positions of the team. It was clear at the beginning of the season that we were going to be a tough contender by beating one of Back: J. Thomas, A. Kroll, C. Mowat the league favourites, St Benedict’s, 3 Seated: M. Versveld, R. Fensham, M. Daniel, A. Versfeld points to nothing. King David Linksfield Absent: D. Murray was our next victim, 2 points to 1. Our third pool game was an extremely well contested fixture against St Dunstan’s on their home course (Benoni Country Club). With the wind up and the rain about to make things even worse, the future was decided by a putt on the last hole of the match to give King Edward the victory, 2 points to 1. Christian Brothers College Boksburg was our next fixture where the side walked off the course 3 points to nil again. Against St John’s College ‘B’ team who were also in our pool we gained another 3 points to nil victory. The Quarter Final was contested at the Royal Johannesburg Kensington Golf Club against an old rival – Jeppe. The side once again triumphed with a 3 points to nil margin. The semi-final fixture was against last year’s league winners, St Stithians College. This was a hard fought battle on neutral ground, Wanderer’s Country Club. Finishing in the dark King Edward triumphed by 2 points to 1 point. The final, played almost three months later, was again played at Wanderers and the opposition was Fourways High School. Another finish in the dark saw us raise the trophy by winning 2 points to nil. The boys have made me extremely proud this year and I can truly say that they can rest on their laurels ….. well at least until January 2008 when we start the season to retain our trophy! Player Critique

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Matthew Daniel (C ) – Colours 2006 A player of extreme talent. This is in both cricket and golf. Leading from the front Matthew claimed the captain’s role and dominated yet another schoolboy competition. Ryan Fensham (VC) – Colours 2007 A left handed golfer that would give any sunshine tour player ‘airmail’ from the tee box. Ryan was an extremely aggressive competitor that gave us a winning edge over all teams we played. Allan Versveld – Team Blazer 2007 Allan has been our consistent competitor for the past 3 years. A swing to die for. This season Allan did not lose a game and was placed second overall out of a possible 175 golfers, at the International Sun City Tournament held in August. Another highlight was his round of 62. Matthew Versveld – Team Blazer 2007 Matthew has been our other consistent competitor for 3 years. I believe that with his golf knowledge and his unbelievable rhythm his stage is still to find him. Matthew’s lowest round of the year: 63. Jarryd Thomas Jarryd had a good season. Winning most of his fixtures and competing for his place every week. Jarryd played in the Sun City touring side and claimed one of the best eagles on the Lost City course, that I have ever seen by tapping in for 3 on the par five 12th. Callum Mowat Callum, only in Grade 8, has a bright future ahead of him. He must learn to play each shot separately and not dwell on bad shots. A long hitter with good iron play. Needs to work on his putting. Brett Grant A solid golfer that pulled off a pressure putt that won us a fixture. A bit wayward off the tee but can stick a seven iron five foot from the pin, seven out of ten. Needs to work on his temperament. Devon Murray A Grade 8 learner who is both solid and confident. A bit short from tee to green but extremely accurate and a good putter. Needs to work on his temperament and concentrate on increasing his long game. Mr L Bragin PLAYED: WON: WIN RATE:

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First XI Hockey Back Row (L to R): N.A.N. Down, M.W. Smith, M.S. Middleton (Vice Captain), M.K. McGillivray, S.K. Landsdale, A.T.M. Lotz Front Row (L to R): S.N. Maseko, S.G. Wiggett, B.A. Gasparis, B.J. Marais Captain), R.A. Fensham Abesnt: R.S. Biddlecombe, T. James, C. Ponnusamy

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First Team Hockey

Coach : Captain :

Mr J Coombes

Another excellent year for KES First Team Hockey and perhaps the best yet in terms of on and off field, balance, Parents, fun, enjoyment, camaraderie, et al!! The ethos and ethics of what KES Hockey is has well and truly come to the fore and unquestionably KES Hockey is up with the best of Schools in SA and certainly proven/proving to be the top in Gauteng. I think our ‘approach & professionalism’ is perhaps summed up in Arthur’s comment to me after a practice before the PBHS game: “ Jock all you did in the practice was mental!” Yes, and I think that’s the point ! - Basic skills of hit, push, dribble, receive, aerial, etc most top schools and players are level par with, but it is practicing with an objective in mind, a focus on achieving a result and a focus on team concepts that is mental and key and so much part of KES Hockey in more than just playing the game but playing to high percentages with a plan and knowledge of how to perform effectively and in combination with others. Believe me it’s all mental - the feet, body, arms, stick cannot operate without the eyes seeing and sending a message to the brain to react - the percentages of executing skills, the when to do what skill, where to go/pass, and perhaps more importantly what not to do, are mental. - I try to make it simple in working to strengths and do’s and don’ts (with understanding why) BUT it is the mental toughness and strength of mind to do this and apply this for 60 mins. - It’s all mental and KES 2007 got mentally tough and mentally diligent as a team more so than other teams before. KES First Team has as a result, I think, reaped the rewards individually and collectively with praise from many quarters inside and outside, local and elsewhere when touring, that the KES pattern of play is so nice to watch : and my comment typically is “team play is always nicer whether watching or playing and easier for the individual to play in”. Looking back on 2007 I would comment: - Each Player has improved from start to end. - The team has grown in ability to control a game, transfer pressure and equally to absorb pressure and even against odds fight through situations and grind out wins. - The team has shown periods of play and combinations of passing of exception and excellence. And this supports the fact and belief of a good season, good team and good players. Key elements to this happening have been: - Discipline, and more discipline initially, in setting tasks and standards for individuals and then demanding they be met; but never too high or beyond what is achievable. 135


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- Some ‘harsh’ moments with individuals to get over the bumps and beyond a mediocre acceptance level, level the playing field and rise beyond. - Changing our team format of formation to suit individuals and team from 3-3-3-1 to 2-4-3-1. - Moving certain individuals positions to accommodate their best strengths. Ultimately though it is the Player and Team who take responsibility for actions, and this team has certainly risen to and perhaps beyond expectations. I make reference once more to teamwork:-

“ Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results”. I fully believe we have achieved excellent ‘teamwork’, including individual accomplishment and, some might say for a team relatively young, ‘uncommon results’ but I would never doubt what we could achieve given the acceptance of roles, responsibilities and disciplines of each within the team.

You, the Player/s, have achieved an excellent ‘teamwork’ and which is not easy nor simple and more especially at this age. A fantastic effort and something you and the team of 2007 can be especially proud of – WELL DONE ON A FANTASTIC YEAR. Comparatively I’m often asked to compare this and that team or this and that player which is always difficult given the context of teams and individuals therein as so often the saying holds true ‘you are only as good as the team mates around you’. However, I can confidently say of all the teams of KES over the last 5 or 6 years this has by far and easily been the best in respect of ‘teamwork’ on and off the field, of accepting each other, of getting on, of working together towards common goals, a balance of player and balance of character/s and the balance of parent support and involvement. It is without doubt the best-balanced team and as a result has produced some ‘magic’ moments of team play. However, stats might argue differently and I attach these for your own study and comparisons. From a stat point of view 2007 is not one of the best, but ultimately percentage wins is a key and perhaps only 2005 shading them all-round, but then winning Aitken perhaps balances things a little more. Looking back some key elements and reasons for success over the last years in KES teams have been: - A King Edward School hockey plan of play, structure, discipline, etc. - Combination play as opposed to individual skill. - 2004 the Roberts/Coombes right hand side combination which was exceptional in understanding and execution. - 2005 in the midst of strong, over zealous, extrovert characters the results achieved and the 136


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Coombes, Demartinis, Wiggett M, Hosking roles therein to achieve the unexpected at times. - 2006 the start of ‘teamwork’ in play and Gonsalves standing up and being counted. - 2007 a real team effort with more Provincial level player ability resulting than ever before from Fensham, Wiggett S, Middleton, Lotz, Panusammy, Lansdale, McGillivray, Marais, Maseko, Gasparis, and one would think when listing these players it is then a better individual team than years gone by. The players became good and performed well as a team and even those not mentioned in the same bracket certainly did their job and were equal to the task amongst team and mates, viz James, Biddlecombe, Down. In Closing I like to think and believe that a mutual respect for Coach to Player and vice versa develops through a season – and this is earned and worked hard at to achieve, and is, and must, never taken for granted nor expected from Player or Coach – and I think 2007 through a ‘professional’ attitude and approach from Coach / Captain / Team / Player has achieved this respect for each other and each Player by his peers. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of working with the team of 2007 and seeing individual and team grow, develop and mature, and importantly never losing sight of the fun and enjoyment the game and these players have brought to this team. A fantastic effort and some fantastic achievements and I only hope you can look back with fondness, pride and joy on a job well done. I look forward to monitoring the process and progress over the years and as with others who have gone before of sharing out of school fond memories, lots of laughs, a lasting relationship through King Edward School and Hockey. Thanks to each and every one of you for a great year.

I wrote in the 2006 report The 2007 group have a hard act to follow, and which we will asap be kicking-in, but with the ethics and ethos that prevails … who knows …. and perhaps an even better 2007-year, as the standards have been set and the bar we will certainly aim to raise. Raising the bar 2007 certainly did and now the 2008 group have an even harder act to follow and that must be the aim and the challenge to repeat the same and more. Those returning you know what is required, you know the demands of team play ethics … it is your School and your Team …. now go do it again and keep King Edward School First Team hockey amongst the best in our land. Best wishes and very best of luck. Thank You’s The Headmaster - Once again his quiet support for hockey and allowing us and me to just get on with the job has really been appreciated.

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The Parents - A true contribution of loyalty, dedication and support, and whilst appreciating ‘with eyes on your boy’ sometimes not always when times get tough, but thank you all for a huge contribution for being there for him and us, and me in my role when I’ve been ‘hard’ and ‘expectant’; hopefully a better player and man as a result, and your role and support plays a huge part. Mr A DaMata - 1st/2nd/u16 Coach, for his passion, loyalty and dedication to King Edward School Hockey. I am most appreciative that the same message, same structures, same King Edward ethics and ethos is inculcated, as this becomes the backbone and base of our King Edward Hockey Club. Arthur in the hot-seat 2008 will need support from players to transfer the same ethics and disciplines, and teamwork in this sense might be more encompassing than before. Dr D Hudson-Lamb - The biggest thank you for last as it has been the Doc’s vision of teamwork in getting King Edward School Hockey structures in place over the last 6 years that has led to King Edward School Hockey being where it is today. - I have been lucky, fortunate and grateful to Denise for being part of her plan and happy I have been able to contribute. - Congratulations, you can be very proud of what you have achieved for KES and thank you so much, it’s been fantastic working with you. Players having represented, in a match, the First Team 2007 : B Gasparis, M Smith, B Marais, A Lotz, S Maseko, M McGillivray, G Gerrits, S Scorgie, T Patricio, R Fensham, M Middleton, S Wiggett, S Lansdale, R Biddlecombe, C Panusammy, N Down, T James, T White, J Riley, V Gasparis and M Gill. Mr J Coombes

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Second Team Hockey

Coach : Captain :

Mr A da Mata M Adams

The Second Team enjoyed a successful season losing only 1 of there 13 games. Great appreciation must go to the boys for there commitment throughout the season at practise and during matches. This year was very much a start and stop season with many disruptions due to cancelled fixtures, bus trips etc but the boys managed to keep their enthusiasm. Various injuries, wisdom teeth removal, groin operations and headmasters’ detentions during the season meant we used 17 players but whoever stepped in always gave their best. The danger in playing Second Team is that the eagerness to impress for First Team selection can result in individualism. The boys managed to overcome that early in the season and worked as a unit. Evidence of this is that we twice came back from being 2 - 0 down at half time to draw the game. Special mention must go to M Smith who was selected for the Gauteng U18A provincial team as one of the 2 goalkeepers. Well done to all the boys who played 2nd team this year. Good luck to those who are around next year. To those who are leaving don’t give up hockey, it's a great game. Mr A da Mata

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The following boys played : M. Adams (Captain), G. Gerrits (Vice-Captain), S. Scorge (Vice-Captain), M. Smith, T. Patricio, K. Warmback, S. Hoepper, M. Poche, J. Reilly, B. Reid, W. Landsdale, R. Corms, B. Pieterson, M. Watson, L. Letshabo and C Barrett.

Third Team Hockey Coach:

Greg Travener-Smith

The Third Team Hockey had a good year some defeats but most victories. What is a team with no defeats? Our closed match was St Stithians where we where two down at one stage ending up winning. Our closest defeat was PBHS where they scored in the second last minute of a shortie due to an injured player. We had our chances during the season some going on one man dribbling spree and others missing goals three times in a row. Our coach helped us a lot in teaching us new things and tricks and for being behind us all the way even behind the defeats. As a team we would like to thank coaches and staff for organising games and referring games even through reds matches. Robert Gassmann

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Fourth Team Hockey

Coach : Captain :

Dr D Hudson-Lamb K Mvubu

An interesting new composition of exciting and talented players formed this great side. Unfortunately we could not live up to those expectations as at crucial times we lost our concentration making games slip away from us. The season opened with a traditional fixture against Pretoria Boys High School. The game was exciting and went from one side to the other but unfortunately we were not able to convert our chances. St Stithian’s was a game played on a cold Friday afternoon and proved to be a dull rough game played after touring the entire school to find the fields. The fatigue showed and we lost narrowly 4 -5. To close the season we faced St John’s. We made them chase shadows but unfortunately we missed crucial, easy goals and allowed them to score in the dying minutes of the game and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. On behalf of the Fourth Hockey side, I would like to thank Dr Hudson-Lamb sincerely for a lovely hockey season. It was fun, enjoyable and with never ending smiles and for her efforts for making it possible for us to have games. Also thanks to the School and Mr Marx. K Mvubu The following boys played : K. Mvubu (Captain), T. Tsotsotso (Vice-Captain), T. Nel; M. Robson, N. Tytherleigh, K. Tladi, V. Naran, L. Chao, J. Kao, L. McLeod, N. Ndlovu, M. Mareya and J. Addington.

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U14A Hockey

Coach: Captain :

Mr T Chota R Gonsalves

The 2007 season was full of high expectations and surprises. Personal and team goals were set and they were to excel to their limits. The season had its usual ups and downs but the team pulled through and won some crucial games, due to sheer determination and their willingness to win. The team participated in the Under 14 Nomads Tournament and took part in two tours to Durban. The team played above themselves and showed a lot of pride and passion. The defence played with the conviction that “only one thing goes past – the ball or the player, but never both”. They put their body on the line when it mattered most. The midfield always created goal scoring opportunities for themselves and the forwards. They were tireless and outplayed the opposition’s defence. The forward line was effective, full of running and deadly accurate at times. Ultimately, the team was far superior to any other opponent but some of the results do not reflect this. What was more impressive than the results was the way the team played. They showed confidence, control, and played as a unit. They were fluid and coherent throughout the season. The team was extremely well lead by Ross Gonsalves and aided by the vice-captains Reece May and Joshua Johnstone. A special thank you to Dr Hudson-Lamb, Mr Bragin, Mr Da Mata, Miss Machos and Miss Sirakis for all their hard work and dedication for the team. Lastly, a special thank to all the parents for their continuous support. Mr T Chota The following boys played: R Gonsalves, R May, J Johnstone, D Rhoda, G Coombes, K Hastings, S Conway, D Ramos, C Ferreira, J Mienie, D Twiss, B Esterhuizen, T Brown, N Isabelle, B Fourie, T Neville, T Roos and L Sankey. Played Won Drew Loss Goals scored Goals conceded

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The following boys made the U14 Districts team: R Gonsalves, J Johnstone, K Hastings, D Twiss and B Esterhuizen Game vs St Alban's Game vs Boksburg Game vs Westville Game vs Krugersdorp Game vs PBHS Game v St Stithians Game vs St John's

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Master in Charge : Coach : Captain :

J Kelly J McWha

U14B Hockey season at King Edwards VII School, started out with what one could call an inevitable game against our rivalries, Jeppe High 'School for Boys and Parktown Boys'. With those two wins in the bag, the U14B side confidence grew. Captained by James McWha and Vice Captain Sheldon Thom. A game against saint Alban’s in Pretoria, took a nasty turn. The boy’s attitudes changed and respect for one another as team mate disintegrated. The lack of communication on and off the field proved to be one of the reasons behind, the many frustrating losses to the season. On a lighter note, I would just like to thank Anita Machos for all her time and effort put into the organization of the U 14 hockey teams. Dr. Hudson-Lamb for her fantastic support through out the season and her great mothering skills. Finally I’d like to thank Tashreeq Chota, for a fantastic season, having Tash by my side definitely added some fun to the hockey season. “To seek, To strive and not to yield” Ulysses. The following boys played : J. McWha, S. Thom, L. Tinney, K. Makwetla, L. Sanky, D. Pelser, M. Roos, G. Oakes, B. Fourie, N. Isabelle, T. Neville and R. Promitz.

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Rowing

Master in Charge: Captain: Vice-Captain:

Mr A Grant J Addington M Saunders

This year the U16 and Open age groups were mixed for forming the First, Second and Third Eights due to the fact that we had very few senior opens in the club. In the other U16 events, that is doubles, singles and fours, boys raced in their correct age group categories. From the outset in the September holidays, the crews progressed well. Open crews: The First Four was a solid unit and were competitive throughout the season. During the pre-season at Wemmer Pan they showed good speed and won easily. At SA Champs they ended just ahead of St Andrew’s College, winning the “B” Final. The First Eight crew was very light this year and tended to struggle in head-wind conditions. At the schools’ boatrace in Port Alfred during the first week of December, the crew placed 8th behind Grey PE. With some hard work during the holidays, they saw well earned improvement during the second half of the season.

J. Addington and M. Saunders

Their best performance came on the Buffalo tour at the Selborne Sprints in February – in an outgoing tide and tailwind they placed second behind SACS in an unbelievable finish ahead of the pack. In a very fast time of 1.16.2, they finished ahead of St John’s, Selbourne, Jeppe, St Stithians, St Andrew’s College and St Benedict’s. At the Buffalo Regatta on the Saturday, they weren’t as compettetive, ending up just out of the A finals (top 6) to be raced on Saturday. They were 8th overall. At SA Champs the Eight was placed 7th. In the First Single, Storm Areington was a force to be reckoned with. He just missed the “A” final at SA Champs – and of the 48 entries, he was placed 16th. The captain and vice captain combination of Addington and Saunders in the First Pair were hoping for better than the 6th that they achieved after winning a few races through the season. The Second Eight that contained a few U16’s displayed a lot of dedication and improved steadily through the season. They rowed well in the semi-final at SA Champs and qualified for the “B” final. They ended 7th (15th overall).

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The Third Eight unfortunately did not make the final of the championship event but their dedication was exemplary. There were a lot of new oarsmen that transformed themselves from novices in September into competent rowers – ready to compete for places in top crews next year. U16 crews: The U16 group benefitted from their time rowing in the eights with the opens. The group showed great potential and flashes of brilliance in their small boat combinations. In the Single, Oosthuyse won Wemmer Sprints and at SA Champs had a very good semifinal and ended up 4th - a notable performance considering most of his training time was spent in the Second Eight. In the Double, Pereira and Rankin showed good speed in the semi-final but were disappointed with their 7th place overall at SA Champs. At the Riviera Regatta at the Vaal our U16 Double (Molenaar and Rankin) was placed 2nd . The U16 quad was surprisingly fast at SA Champs compared with their form during the year: they ended 6th overall in this highly competitive event. Overall, a very good season for both age groups. A lot of hard work went in to the results and the young crew members have definitely gained a huge amount of experience that can be used to build on for next year. Well done to all the boys and coaches, it was a pleasure working with you. Mr A Grant

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The Under 14 rowing season started off slowly as we recruited most of our boys after school started in January but it certainly gained momentum towards the SA Championships. Through the first half of the season (September to December) we only had 12 rowers from feeder schools and they showed a lot of and promise through their work ethic. The January 2007 rowing camp at Roodeplaat Dam was a huge success and there were a number of new faces at the camp. Rain, sunshine and hail these boys rowed through it all. The boys faced a lot of bad luck and we had broken ankles, broken arms and swollen hands from bee-stings. In spite of this the boys always wanted to be on the water! 146


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U15A Octopul - Silver Medal SA Champs 2007

By SA Junior Championships, these young gentlemen had come along by leaps and bounds and were ready to go out there proudly wearing the King Edward VII emblem and were to prove to the rest of the Club and the country that they were a force to be reckoned with! The racing was hard and our King Edward VII boys really came out tops throughout the age group with many A and B finals being achieved! D Colpo finishing tied 3rd in the U14 singles, achieving our first medal for the day. The “A” Quad achieved silver, beating season winners St John’s by split seconds. The U14 octopul also finished in second place bringing home more silverware. Well done boys! You have really made us proud and we will always be watching your progress for many years to come! J Kelly 147


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First XV Rugby

Coaches: Captain: Vice-Captain:

Mr M Fennell and Mr C Spilhaus D Jacobs C Kolarik

The season was filled with many highs and lows – fortunately it ended with more highs than lows. Before we knew what had hit us, we suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Pretoria Boys’ High School. The Easter Festival produced exciting rugby at times; a comfortable win over SACS was followed by two losses against Grey High School and Michaelhouse respectively. A few errors on our side allowed Grey to get their noses in front. In the last game we were comprehensively outplayed by an extremely organized Michaelhouse team. During the season we managed victories over most of our Gauteng rivals. Losses to Durban High School and Marais Viljoen proved rather disappointing. Our loss to Westville was a timely reminder of the effort one has to put in to be successful at this level. Hopefully the younger players have realized and learnt from the players of Westville that hard work is rewarded with good results. In our return match against Pretoria Boys’ High the players finally realized that to play as a team far outweighs the efforts of individualism. During our last two games of the season we finally played to our team’s potential. The 2007 team was certainly one of the most talented teams I have ever had the pleasure of being involved with. We could have been a lot more successful if the team had “gelled” sooner and all individuals had followed instructions and not tried to do too much by themselves. At the end of the season a few words of gratitude are essential. A special word of thanks to Mr Fennell for his encouragement, support and coaching of the forwards. Mr Julyan, who coached the second team with great success. Mr Tee for his support and expertise with fitness and conditioning – nothing was ever too much effort for this very enthusiastic young man. Mr Marx for his fantastic organizational skills. “Doc” Evan Speechly for his tireless work on a Saturday and during the week. Our First Aiders, under the guidance of Mrs Schumyn. Mr Mathee for ensuring that we have the finest facilities in the country. To all the parents for their support – never mind where we played. All the boys that always supported the team. Lastly, yet most importantly, to all the players. I thoroughly enjoyed my first season at King Edward VII School and this was due to your incredible commitment and dedication. You are blessed with extreme talent – we shall watch your progress very keenly! You have made us very proud. Mr C Spilhaus

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Team Critique D Jacobs (Captain): (Lock) (Colours) Dane is a true grafter and had many memorable performances. Dane carried the ball with great determination and really led from the front. He can be very proud of his performances.

C Kolarik (Vice-Captain): (Fullback) (Colours – 2006) Craig is one of the most talented players I have ever coached. He possesses all the talent to become an extremely successful player. As with all true genius – he can be temperamental, but handled correctly the sky is the limit. L Oosthuizen: (Hooker) (Colours) Lee was one of the unsung heroes of the team. He possesses great mental strength and has a very keen mind for rugby. J Carstens: (Flank) (Colours) Joshua never seemed to really believe in his ability. A big strong player, he carried the ball well. He certainly played a major role in the forwards. W Mjekevu: (Centre) (Colours) Wandile is an extremely talented player and performed outstandingly well this season. Whenever he touched the ball everyone expected something special to happen. The true test is whether he can perform better next year. R Parkinson: (Wing) (Colours) Raynor is another one of our extremely talented backline players. He missed the earlier part of the season but made an immediate impact upon arrival. He has great vision and is a magnificent defender. His goal kicking was fantastic and he hardly missed a kick the whole season. His try against St John’s College was truly sensational. He is definately a player to watch in the future. B Bwalya: (Eighthman) (Colours 2006) Bwalya started the season with a tremendous reputation, unfortunately he never quite got going. As he ran into form he suffered an unfortunate knee injury (from which he never quite recovered). We were all robbed of the opportunity to see this young man at his supreme best. D Haydock: (Prop) (Team Blazer) Devin is a powerful scrummager and he performed well the whole season. D Jooste: (Prop) (Team Blazer) Donovan developed tremendously this season. He is very mobile for a prop, but needs to work hard at his scrumming. K McCoy: (Lock) (Team Blazer 2006) Kyle is an extremely talented player and has a very keen mind for rugby. If he had trained harder in the off season and had been better physically prepared, he could have been a serious 150


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contender for provincial selection. If he were to put his mind to rugby he could have a very good future. M Cronje: (Flank) (Team Blazer 2006) Matthew is a quiet, unassuming person who always gives of his best on the field. He is a real “teamman�. J Arnold: (Scrum-Half) (Team Blazer) Jarryd possesses great physical strength and his defense was outstanding. If he were to listen to advice, he could become an outstanding halfback. S Manton: (Flyhalf) (Team Blazer 2006) Sean was another of our extremely talented backline players. His distribution skills and defense were outstanding. He certainly has a great future in the game. J McCruddon: (Centre) (Team Blazer) Jayson has a tremendous physical presence. He is another player that did not prepare himself adequately during the off-season. Despite this he turned in many very good performances. M Arnold: (Wing) (Team Blazer) Matthew possesses electric pace and scored many fantastic tries. Unfortunately he was plagued by injury. With the necessary conditioning during the off-season, Matthew should be a real handful next year. C van Heerden: (Fullback) Craig is a very talented player and worked very hard at his game. Unfortunately, he never believed that he was good enough.

The following players represented the First Team on various occasions: D Christelis, J Saunders, B Ryan, B Sheldrake, P Noda, R Hastie, V Jobo, L Schmidt, D Richa, D Eyre, B Saunders, A Sloth-Nielsen, J Crichton, D Wattrus and W Thomson. Congratulations to the following players who gained Provincial selection: B Bwalya (Lions Academy U18) W Mjekevu (Lions U16)

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Results: vs Pretoria Boys’ High vs SACS vs Grey vs Michaelhouse vs Jeppe vs Parktown vs Northwood vs Durban High School vs Potchefstroom Boys’ High vs Marais Viljoen vs St Alban’s vs Westville vs Pretoria Boys’ High vs St Stithians vs St John’s

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Second XV Rugby Master in charge: Coach: Captain:

Mr C Finlayson Mr M Julyan D Silcock

The Second Team players started with the disappointment of not being selected for the Reds, but that was soon forgotten with a hard fought win against Pretoria Boys’. The team soon found their rhythm and played exciting rugby throughout the season. With a positive attitude and a willingness to play for one another, they enjoyed their rugby and entertained the spectators. Avoiding contact kept us reasonably injury free and keen to return week after week as the results showed. The trust both on attack and defence of each others’ skills and the understanding of support play kept a strong bond between the players. The highlight of the season was undoubtedly their outstanding discipline and defence against a powerful Westville side. Also, completing a well deserved double against Pretoria Boys gave the players a great sense of satisfaction for an already good season, even after the two disappointments earlier on in the season. The forwards were well led by Fritzenkotter and provided ample ball to the enterprising backs who were allowed to finish in fine style. Many thanks are due to the parents for their wonderful support of the boys, and to the players who remained so positive until the final whistle of the season’s finale. Mr M Julyan The following boys were regulars and represented the Second XV Rugby Team: D Silcock (Captain), A Speechley, J Saunders, B Ryan, D Christelis, D Peterson, P Harvey, R Hastie, P Noda, K Fritzenkotter, L Schmidt, B Sanders, T Photolo, C van Heerden, D Martin, W Thomson, T Gwamanda, A Sloth-Nielsen. Also played: D Richa, D Rimmer, D Wattrus, B Sheldrake, C Kelly, M Scrooby, J Oelofse, B Holtzhausen. 152


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Third & Fourth Rugby

Master in Charge: Captain:

Mr R Erasmus & Mr T Craig C Morris

The group of players that represented these teams over the course of the 2007 season brought much joy to us as coaching staff. Their commitment to the sport was unparalled. Never did we have to call on a player for missing practice nor for griping about a particularly difficult training session. Week in and week out the players turned out. The Fourth Team lost 3 – 62 to Pretoria, and had an absolutely awful morning. Most kids would have quit there and then, but not these boys. A shame to lose this game considering they beat Pretoria in the first leg (only 2 of the original 15 ran out in the away leg). Their behaviour was impeccable and their passion for the game was a joy. Having said this, in writing this report there are a number of topics that come to mind. The skill levels with which these teams played would make even the Bulls and certainly the Cats jealous. Blessed with a number 8, 10, 12 and 13 that had an almost telepathic understanding of each other, they left many an opponent flabbergasted and an audience exasperated. Could this group of boys have been the most skilful players in the School? Quite possibly, yes. The second topic is just how hard done by these teams were in terms of the refereeing they received. Not to be a bad loser, but when opposition coaches come to you after the game and apologise for the refereeing, then you know that you have good reason to feel aggrieved. This was the difference between us losing four matches instead of 2. The Fourth Team had their undefeated run ended by just such a game. A couple of other out of town schools were also clear examples of this, yet the boys always shook hands after the game, thanked the ref and turned up for practice on Monday. Performances that come to mind are those of the Fourth Team versus Pretoria when we literally ran circles round them, the demolition of Parktown by both teams and again the Fourth (very small) Team for their performance against a far bigger Marais Viljoen, as you can imagine. The guts against Westville and the Third Team for their second half performance against Pretoria in the away leg. We were 0 – 18 down at half time and then went 0 – 23 down. To lose 18 – 28 from here gives you an idea of just how well the boys played. St Stithians was just scrappy while St John’s learnt the hard way that “Red is NOT dead” when the Third Team produced a compelling display of running rugby.

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Our thanks to the players for their commitment to King Edward rugby, the supportive parents, the first aid, the ground staff, referees and the organisers of the 2007 rugby season. Mr T Craig The following boys played for the Third and Four Teams on a regular basis: J Alford-Smith, G Bakker, D Biani, M Carstens, J Coetzer, N De Luca, T Eyre, J Fisher, Z Gincana, G Gloss, S Goodburn, X Gqoloma, T Gwamanda, C Haynes, B Holtzhausen, K Joseph, K Kriel, M Lewis, M Madibo, D Martin, C McIntyre, R Mckenzie, U Meissenheimer, M Mkhize, O Mokgatle, C Morris, P Nkolokosa, L Ovendale, C Rademan, G Ralph, K Ramokhoase, D Richa, B Ryan, M Scrooby, S Terblanche, G Tracey, C van Rooyen, G Whyte and D Wiener.

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Fifth to Seventh Rugby

Coaches:

Mr M de Kock, Mr M Hancock, Mr C Hammond, Richard Cameron

This group will be remembered for being very enthusiastic with loads of skill and flair. Many progressed to higher teams. We could sometimes even field an Eigth Team if injuries were minimal. Although we have to feed players to the Third and Fouth squads regularly, we still had a good team spirit and the game plans were maintained throughout. The Fifth team only lost 3 matches. Our last game of the season was against St John’s on their field and we lost it in the last minute when a try was scored against us. The other losses were against Pretoria Boys High and St Albans. The Sixth team only lost to Pretoria Boys. We also played many co-ed schools. Here we can play against any of their First to Fourth teams and we really showed a lot of spirit and commitment to win these games. Many boys played, but many went up and then sometimes returned to the squad or were injured and therefore the teams change from game to game and it is difficult to list the boys who played. An enjoyable season, with my thanks going to all the players, coaches, Mothers’ committee and groundsmen. To the players – Join a rugby club next year and take that same commitment and enthusiasm with you. Some Results of the Fifth Team: Fifth’s on Fifth’s Jeppe Boys’ – 26 – 0 Parktown Boys’ – 40 – 0 Marais Viljoen – 54 – 0 St Stithians – 51 – 10 Against other Co-Ed schools: Rand Park High – Thirds – 38 – 0 Beat Bryanston High seconds Sandown Firsts – 13 – 12 CBC Boksburg – seconds – 50 – 10

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Coaches: Captain: Vice-Captain:

Mr S Eales and Mr D Visser D Jordaan W Coetzer

The U15 age group of 2007 cannot be faulted in their commitment to the game with over a hundred boys attending practice sessions at any given afternoon. One hopes that this enthusiasm for the game continues long into their careers, as King Edward Rugby men. The U15A side of 2007 can look back at a season of missed opportunities. A side that scored 155 points and only conceded 93. With a little luck and better finishing this side could have turned a number of their losses into victories. This being said they can be proud of the fact that they always held their heads up high, win or lose, and represented their school to the best of their ability. The season began in March with a tough fixture against Pretoria Boys. This was an extremely exciting game and King Edward were found just short going down to a turn over try run in from the opponents 22 metre line and some long range penalties. Penalties would prove to be the teams undoing in the following game against Jeppe. In the true tradition of this age old fixture, Jeppe set about frustrating the King Edward boys. Jeppe implemented their game plan to spoil and slow down the ball. This executed to perfection. Frustration finally got the better of King Edward’s, and four penalties without reply meant that King Edward had lost a tough battle 12-0. After the Easter break the side returned with a comprehensive victory over Parktown boys running in some fine tries. The season looked to have turned the corner. This was followed by another excellent display of running rugby against Northwood. Durban High School was again another near miss with the side losing 6-3. A game they should have won had they converted their opportunities. A hard fought victory against Potch boys the following week and again it looked as though the side had again turned the corner and would begin rounding off the opportunities that were created. This momentum was halted by Marias Viljoen the following week. The side again picked themselves up and started the following match in fine form scoring inside the opening minutes. While always in control the side never fully asserted their authority on the game and missed numerous opportunities. Heartbreak followed the following week against Westville. A last minute try by Westville meant a loss of 8-3. Again the side had been in the position to win the game but had lost control at the crucial moment and come up short. A tough fixture in Pretoria followed and the side again failed to use their opportunities while their opponents took their two chances and won the game 12-0. Poor discipline against St Stithians allowed the opponents to take the lead, from which they never looked back and King Edward went down 12-3. The season ended on a good note on a cold morning at St Johns. After three straight defeats, King Edward took control of the game and did not allow their opponents chances. The margin of victory could have been bigger had the finishing been better. The last game summed up t he U15A side of 2007. Patience and better finishing would have seen the team of 2007 achieve a far higher win ratio. Commitment, passion and a willingness to learn was never lacking throughout the season. With maturity, will come patience, and with patience this team will be able to turn their narrow losses to victories. Good luck in the future. 158


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The following players made up the A Team: D. Jordaan, A. Abreu, C. De Vos, C. Kazadi, N. Whyte, K. Owusu, J. C. Labuschagne, K. Asiedu-Darkwah, B. Maree, G. Wildman, A. Pieters, B. Fraser, B. Holtzhuazen, B. Foord, W. Coetzer, A. Jackson, M. Freitas dos Santos, Results vs Pretoria Boys vs Jeppe vs Parktown vs Nothwood vs DHS vs Potchefstroom vs Marias Viljoen vs St Alban’s vs Westville vs Pretoria vs St Stithian’s vs St John’s

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U15B Rugby Coaches: Captain:

Mr S Eales and Mr D Visser K Sutter & J Gradige

A great season was had by the U15 B rugby side winning thirteen of their fifteen fixtures. A side that scored 412 points and only concede 52 can be truly proud of their record. The two losses were by identical margins of 12-0 against the same team. This must surely be a goal to improve on in 2008. The side played exciting running rugby often keeping the ball moving in the tackle situation. This allowed them to convert the numerous opportunities they created. Well-done men on a fine season. The following players made up the B Team: J Letcher, B Mclaren, G Domaingo, G Richard, M Antonio, J Gradige, K Sutter, N Spilhaus, S Dyers, K Mvunyiswa, T Scott, N Balles, S Sham, C Scott-Crossley, D Sartor, T Masebe, N Du Plessis, C Friedmond , D Raphunga, M Nape Results vs Pretoria Boys vs Jeppe vs Potchefstroom vs Northcliff U15A vs Nothwood vs DHS vs St Stithian’s vs Westville vs Parktown vs Marias Viljoen vs Pretoria vs St John’s vs St Alban’s vs Highlands North vs CBC Boksburg

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U 15 C & D RUGBY

Master in Charge: Coach:

Mr G Kretzmann C Muller

What a successful season from such a wonderful group of boys and players. As results go we only lost to one school, however it is not in the results that I look to see if this season was successful. This squad of boys developed into a close group of friends and team mates that could often be seen chasing an unsuspecting coach around the park trying to tackle him. It was also this group that decided many times to ambush any unsuspecting player with a pile – on. With this fun the group had a very good work ethic and this is a testament to the players that are playing for the love of the game and their school. Another aspect of the squad was that there was no captain throughout the season and we tried to give every boy a chance to lead the team. The captaincy was decided on who was closest to the referee at the start of the game. As coaches we tried to keep the players that started the season with us however it was soon recognized that the talent we had needed to be moved up. That being said there were many players that stayed with us that should have been called up. A squad that was full of talent and character is well deserving of the praise that they received from both parents and teachers. We wish these players all the best next year in their under 16 year. Mr G Kretzmann The following boys represented the C team: A. Poco, B. Mapukata, C. Bairstow, M. Freeman, K. Spaan, J. French, R. Bakker, R. Shepard, R .van Heerden, K. Lerena, C. Smith, C. Rodrigues, K. Mawa, S. Sham and L. Wildeman. The following boys represented the D team: T. de Robillard, T. Mqebisa, H. Kalula, K. Mocke, H. Klein, V. Botes, K. Maharaj, J. Bosman, J. Andraos, L. Wildeman, D. Raphunga, M. C. Smith, M. L. Smith, G. Nkwane and R. Wildeman. The following boys also played: D. Mogotlane, J. Balles, M. Nape, J. Knodl, P. Cupido, R. Last and I. van der Walt.

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First Team Squash

Master in Charge: Coach: Captain:

Mr E Marx Mr E Marx W Daniels

The 2007 season has once again been a hugely successful one of which the players can be truly proud. For the fourth consecutive year the First Team has won both the Gauteng League as well as the Gauteng Top Schools’ Tournament, after which they represented Gauteng at the SA Top Schools’ Tournament at Epworth, Pietermaritzburg. At this prestigious tournament King Edward ended first in their group, but unfortunately lost both the next two play-off matches, resulting in them ending a respectable 4th place overall. ST ANDREW’S FESTIVAL Maritzburg College proved to be as un-Maritzburg like as one has come to expect from this school. They provided scant opposition and afforded King Edward a good “warm up” for the evening session, despite the squash not being fantastic from some of the boys. Only time would tell if this match was to be of any benefit, or if it would merely lull the boys into having a false sense of confidence in their abilities. Against Menlo Park King Edward were convincingly beaten at numbers 4, 5 and 6 while our numbers 1 and 3 turned the tables on them. Number 2 was to be a decisive rubber and it turned out to be one King Edward lost through fundamental errors, as apposed to Menlo Park winning it. This rubber cost King Edward the match and King Edward had now come back down to earth with a bump. The following two fixtures were to be so similar in many respects. They were matches King Edward had every chance of winning and this was paralleled by a desire to put one over these two old rivals, particularly Pretoria Boys’ who have had the better of King Edward in recent times. Having said this, our lack of depth cost King Edward dearly and King Edward were effectively dealt with at numbers 4, 5 and 6 again. This proved to be costly as King Edward were far superior to both teams at the top of the order. The only difference between the two matches was that at number 4 against Pretoria, a very young and relatively inexperienced Tyrone Daniels had an opportunity to win, having led the rubber 2-0. Perhaps a lack of big match temperament cost King Edward here. He really should have won, but then that is the nature of sport. King Edward do not always win matches we are leading comfortably. Against St Andrew’s School King Edward were completely outplayed and outclassed but not through a lack of effort. They are sure to be the best side in the country this year, and King Edward went down fighting. The performance by Dunn ranked as one of the gutsiest performances I have seen in many years of coaching and playing squash, while the 3-0 defeat handed out by W Daniels to the St Andrew’s number 1 confirms his status as one of the finest players in the country. The manner in which boys conducted themselves both on and off the court was a credit to King Edward VII School and they are to be commended on their fighting spirit and sporting behaviour.

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GAUTENG SQUASH LEAGUE In a match against Parktown Boys’ that is always loaded with passion and emotion, King Edward had the upper hand from the start and won the first four matches of the day quite comfortably. In the number 1 match W Daniels took an early lead and went 1-0 up. In the second game he once again took the lead and then managed to just lose the second game. In a hard-fought match Daniels went down 1-3 to Dodd, who played a calm and collected match. Well done to the First Team on a thorough and well-polished performance. In a disappointing match where King Edward was far too strong for Northcliff High, King Edward easily won by four matches to one. Dunn and Russell both managed to win without dropping a point. The only disappointment of the afternoon was W Daniels’ loss to Moss for the second time this year. In a very short time King Edward completely demolished their opposition from St Peter’s College by beating them in just under 45 minutes. Dunn and Grimbeek were the players this week who did not drop a point. The fixture against St Alban’s College does not count towards the League, but it was entertaining nonetheless. Two players, Wesley and Tyrone Daniels won without dropping a point, while Dunn and Russell were as effectice as ever. Only Hardy lost his first match for the First Team having played the best player of St Alban’s at number 5. The fixture against King David Linksfield was played without Dunn, who was ill. It did not influence the outcome of the match as King Edward quickly cleaned up and won 20-0. Russell once again won without dropping a point in his match. The fixture against St Stithians College was a tough fixture between two Boys’ Schools with King Edward coming out on top. Russell and T Daniels were impressive in their matches. W Daniels and Dunn finished off their opponents in clinical fashion. The fixture against St John’s College was a good fixture between two Boys’ Schools with King Edward coming out on top. Russell once again dominated by losing only 1 point. This time W Daniels and Dunn joined the party and only conceded 4 points each. However, T Daniels and Hardy were made to work hard to win their matches. Bar the SA Top Schools’ Tournament, this wraps up the season during which the First Team went unbeaten in the Gauteng Top Schools’ competition and the Schools League. In a warm-up in preparation for the Top Schools’ Tournament, King Edward played against Pretoria Boys’. The King Edward players excelled and the top four players all won their matches, W Daniels being the star, only dropping 1 point in his match!

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GAUTENG TOP SCHOOLS’ SQUASH TOURNAMENT The Top Schools’ Squash tournament of 2007 only served to highlight the disparities between the best and the worst squash schools in Johannesburg. Instead of being a showcase for the best squash schools to display their wares, it turned into a largely one sided affair illustrating the marked differences between the talents of King Edward and the remainder of the Johannesburg schools. The first match of the day saw King Edward pitted against Northcliff High School. An hour later and all six rubbers had been completed. We had won by twenty games to nil, barely conceding a point. Nonetheless, we were looking forward to some sterner opposition from St Stithian's College. After all, Parktown, pretenders to our crown of Top School Championships, had not had things all their own way against the Randburg outfit. Slightly more points conceded, but the same result in a similar period of time. King Edward won by twenty games to nil. Now for the main event of the day. In the match against Parktown Boys’ an inexperienced Maree was soundly beaten playing at number five, immediately putting the pressure onto the rest of the team. T Daniels playing at number four won the first game comfortably, but then started to let things go. He lost the second along with his wind. Here he had only himself to blame. Going into the most important school tournament of the year his fitness left a lot to be desired. Two games later it became increasingly apparent that the Parktown player had also not done the fitness work required of him. Now it came down to pure guts, and fortunately for King Edward, T Daniels managed to find his. Russell, playing at number three was in complete contrast to T Daniels, a player one hundred percent committed to his squash and personal fitness. As he did in other tournament matches, the opposition was dispatched with consummate ease. Two matches to play and we only needed one win. Over to Dunn at two and a task that should have been relatively simple considering that a month previously he had beaten the same player in a matter of minutes. One small problem in that he had forgotten to eat during the course of the day. No fuel means no energy, a requirement for any sports event. After some emergency first aid treatment to our ailing player (two cans of coke), the win was finally secured and we had won the three rubbers required. W Daniels lost at one in a very scrappy rubber, however the match had already been won. Top Schools’ Champs 2007, but only just. King Edward made very heavy weather of what should have been a simple task. If the team is to do well at the National Top Schools’ event, then they need to learn and learn fast from the mistakes made in the regional event. Good luck boys. SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS During the first week of the Third Term the annual King Edward VII School Squash Championships were held at Old Eds. The Junior section was won by Maklashefskiy and the Senior Squash Champion for the third year running is Wesley Daniels. Well done to our champions!

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TOP SCHOOLS’ SOUTH AFRICA King Edward VII School’s First Squash Team took part in their fourth consecutive Top Schools’ Tournament from Thursday 9 August to Sunday 12 August 2007 held at Epworth in Pietermaritzburg. This is a tournament in which the top squash school in each of the 9 USSASA regions take part. We left School at 11:15 on Wednesday morning and arrived back at School on Sunday evening at 19:15. The team was accommodated in the boarding establishment at Epworth and all the boys behaved exceptionally well on and off the squash court. They were congratulated on their behaviour and dress by Tournament Director, Mrs Sally White. The stars of the team were certainly W Daniels (6-6) and Russell (6-6). The top three players won 16 of their 18 matches, the two losses causing the team to miss the final and lose the play-off for third spot. W Daniels played like a man possessed and beat the number 2 ranked U/19 player in the country twice on the weekend. Russell was a pillar of strength and never looked in trouble during his matches. Dunn, playing at number two, twice came back from being 2 games down to win all his matches in the round-robin stage to help King Edward end top of our group. Unfortunately, in the playoff against Menlo Park, Dunn had match point at 9/8 in the fourth game, lost the point and eventually the match. However, this was not through lack of effort and guts but more due to exhaustion setting in! A big word of thank you goes out to these three players who have served our School well and always produced their best. Go well and make a success of your future careers. The fact that King Edward has attended the Top Schools’ Tournament for the last four years should not lull us into complacency. There is a lot of hard work to be done before we can qualify for next year’s final and the juniors will have to dig deep to help us qualify for this prestigious event. A special word of thanks goes to the White and Russell families for their continued support and help during the last couple of years. They were always willing to assist with transport and never missed a match in the last three years! Your involvement will be missed as much as the players. RESULTS SA TOP SCHOOLS’ Team 1ST 1ST 1ST 1ST 1ST 1ST

Opponent Result Score For Selborne College Won 3 Menlo Park Won 3 Grey College Won 3 Pêrel Vallei Won 5 Pretoria Boys’ Lost 2 Menlo Park Lost 2 4th position Top Schools’ 2007

Score Against 2 2 2 0 3 3

The following boys represented the First Team: W Daniels, MR Dunn, DC Russell, T Daniels, JD Hardy, KS Biassoni, CB Grimbeek, AS Maklashefskiy and K Maree.

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PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATION The following players represented Southern Gauteng or Easterns at the annual IPT tournaments during the July Holidays: Wesley Daniels Mark Dunn Tyrone Daniels Kyle Maree Andrey Maklashefskiy Dean Russell Christopher Grimbeek Keegan Biassoni Barry Grimbeek

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Southern Gauteng Seniors Southern Gauteng U/19A Southern Gauteng U/16A Southern Gauteng U/16A Southern Gauteng U/14A (SA U/14 no. 6) Easterns U/19A (SA U/19 no. 10) Easterns U/19B Easterns U/16A Easterns U/16B SQUASH RESULTS 2007

Squash at King Edward enjoyed a very successful season. Two teams were entered in the open leagues: the First Team played in the Super League and the Second Team played in the First League. For the first year King Edward could enter four U/16 teams in the leagues; U/16A played in the Super League, U/16B in the First League, both the U/16C and U/16D teams played in the Second League, but in different groups. Two U/14 teams were entered; U/14A in the Super League and U/14B in the Second League. The results were as follows: First Team:

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* Second Team: U/16A Team: U/16B Team U/16C Team U/14A Team:

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Won the Top Schools’ League in Gauteng for the 4th year in succession and represented Gauteng at the Top Schools’ Tournament in Pietermaritzburg where they ended 4th in the country (3rd year running). Won the Schools Super League in Gauteng for the 4th year in succession Won the 1st League in Central Division in Gauteng Won the Super League in Gauteng Won the 1st League in Gauteng Won the 2nd League in Gauteng Came 2nd in the Super League in Gauteng

Well done to all these boys for the great effort put in during the squash season. We are truly proud of you! A big thank you must go to the parents for their continued support. It is highly appreciated! I need to thank the Educators who were involved during the season as well as Mrs Anne Pratt at Old Eds for assisting with the booking of the courts. None of these excellent results would have been achieved if it weren’t for all involved. Thank you! Mr E Marx

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Opposition ST PETER’S COLLEGE BEAULIEU COLLEGE BRYANSTON HIGH DEUTSCHE SCHULE GREY COLLEGE HIGHLANDS NORTH HYDE PARK HIGH JEPPE BOYS’ KING DAVID LINKSFIELD KING DAVID VICTORY PARK MARIST BROTHERS LINMEYR MARITZBURG COLLEGE MENLO PARK

NORTHCLIFF HIGH PARKTOWN BOYS’ PARKTOWN BOYS’ B PêREL VALLEI PRETORA BOYS’ A

PRETORIA BOYS’ B SANDRINGHAM HIGH SELBORNE COLLEGE ST ALBAN’S COLLEGE ST ANDREW’S SCHOOL ST BENEDICT’S COLLEGE ST DUNSTAN’S ST JOHN’S COLLEGE ST STITHIANS COLLEGE

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U16C

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U14B W 14 – 6

W 17 – 0 W 16 – 4

L 5 – 14

W 17 – 0 W3–2 W 17 – 0 W 17 – 0 W 27 – 0 W 20 – 0

W 16 – 2 W 12 – 6 W 11 – 6

W 13 – 7

L 0 – 17 W6–0 L2–4 W3–2 L2–3 W 20 – 0 W 17 – 3 W 15 – 9 W 18 – 4

WALK OVER W 13 – 6 W 19 – 3

W 17 – 1 W 17 – 3

W 20 – 2

W 17 – 0 W 17 – 0

W 19 – 3 W 13 – 7

W 17 – 3

L 5 – 15

W 27 – 2 W5–0 D3–3 W4–2 L2–3

W 22–10 W 27 – 2

D3–3 W3–2 W 17 – 3 L1–5

W 20 – 0

L 7 – 18

W 20 – 0

W 15 – 9

W 22 – 8 W 20 – 3 W 20 – 0 W 20 – 0 22 16 4 2 73%

5 5 0 0 100%

W 13 – 7 W 20 - 2

W 17 – 3 W 17 - 3

W 17 – 0 6 6 0 0 100%

W 16 – 4 W 17 – 0 4 7 4 7 0 0 0 0 100% 100%

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Soccer

Master-in-charge: Coach:

S Parseramen N Groenewald

Soccer, amongst school boys always seems to bring huge excitement to the school. King Edward boys are no exception. We started the season with trials and encountered great challenges. The different soccer shirts the boys wore were an indication of the teams they supported. However, the first soccer team started their opening matches very jittery and lost two. The third match of the season was a deciding factor. We had enthusiastic supporters out in their school uniform and red tracksuits reflecting in the background as we played. The match between Norkem Park was characterised by strong tackles and replacement of key players, thus throwing caution to the wind, trying not to get injuries. As expected the first team scored on the 19th minute with a goal that flew past the Norkem keeper. This was an unforgettable afternoon. The Kloof Tournament This was the cream of soccer talent. The event hosted by Kloof High, and King Edward VII School was invited to participate in this prestigious tournament. Our first match against Maritzburg College was straight forward. We were here to win. From kick-off, Alzavian van Rheede chesttrapped the ball on the right side overlapping and scored the opening goal. Beating Maritzburg College 3-0, send shivers down our opponents spines. Our three remaining matches, we won 2 and lost 1, before we proceeded to the knockouts. Inevitably, we had to play the defending champions Victoria Park, in our first encounter. A side well-drilled and seriously disciplined. Both sides had equal opportunities for scoring but the match ended in a stale mate. A penalty shoot-out was something that we couldn’t avoid, still trying to bury the omen of the past. Eventually, King Edward School was victorious and won 6 – 5 on penalties. The boys didn’t expect the quantum leap from being the dark horses to being the favourites. The quarter finals against George Campbell High School were strategically planned. Midfielders were used as strikers. The gamble paid off and we won 3-0. The semi finals against Benoni High was a stiff test for both Gauteng teams. In the first 10 minutes of the match we shocked their defence by scoring two well deserved goals. That was the injection the boys needed. However, our opponents were awarded a penalty, which immediately opened a door for them to press for the equalising goal. King Edward fought hard and through an inch-perfect pass from the midfield, Phooko scored the third goal that could only be admired. At last within reach of the finals.

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The last hurdle against Durban High was not a walk in the park. The humid, dry afternoon propelled the boys to relax their sore muscles in the swimming pool, causing some relief. When the match started the boys had just one thing on their mind: to win. Our defence was rock solid. The midfielders worked tirelessly in providing the ball to J Kurensky which narrowly follied the ball past the keeper. Both sides play excellent soccer but couldn’t find the back of the net. On the day it was to be keeper versus keeper. Christopher Greaves who had no pre-season training made spectacular saves and kept us in the game. Finally, the match ended (0-0) and the penalty shoot-out followed immediately. It was a nerve wrecking experience. The first goal was saved by Christopher, who dived in the right direction. Durban High choked and we capitalised on their mistakes. However, soccer has the tendency to break a person’s heart. Immediately thereafter, Wesley’s kick was saved by their goalkeeper. The feeling of losing the final was looming but the loud whistle of the referee restored order. He had to re-take the kick was the words echoing. By this time Wesley could barely stand on his wobbly legs but somehow tapped into his reserves and blasted the ball, with some velocity into the net. Sounds of jubilation followed all around the school, echoing the words: “WE ARE REDS,WE ARE REDS”. Being the first Gauteng team to win this tournament makes you feel PROUD. St David’s Inanda Tournament The tournament consisted of sixteen teams, playing a knock out system. Firstly, our match against St John’s we lost 1-0 although we had mostly all the possession. Against St Davids the host we won 1-0, crushing the other remaining schools. However, we were eliminated by goal difference and needed two extra goals to proceed to the next stage. Reflecting back over this season, the highlight will be the experience of enjoyment. Finally, a word of thanks and appreciation to all the parents who supported and encouraged us throughout the season. May you have a prosperous festive season. Also to Estelle Evans, thank you for preparing the lovely goodies during the term. Coloursmen: W Landsdale B Saunders A van Rheede The soccer results: St David’s Lost 0–2 Highlands North Lost 0–4 Norkem Park won 2–1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Kloof tournament vs Maritzburg College won 3–0 Kingsway High School won 2–0 170


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won lost

1-0 0–1

0–0

(won 6 – 5 penalty shoot out)

won

3–0

won

3–1

Knockout Victoria Park Quarter Final George Campbell High School Semi Final Benoni High School Final Durban High School 0–0 (won 7 – 6 penalty shoot out) -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------U16 Vs Jeppe lost 1-4 U15 vs Jeppe Draw 1-1 U16 vs. Parktown

Won

4-2

Results St David’s Inanda Tournament Vs St Johns St David’s St Peters St Albans Cornwall Hill

lost won won won won

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

Play offs Vs St Stithian’s The Glen High

won 5-0 0-0 (won 3-on penalties) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Vs St Peters 1st won 4-0 U16 won 7-0 U15 draw 0-0 U14 won 4-1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Vs King David, Victory Park 1st U16 U15 U14

won won won won

7-1 2-0 3-1 3-2

Vs St John’s

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Swimming

Educator in Charge : Captain : Vice-Captain :

Miss J Kyte D W D Rimmer J D Aylmer

2006/2007 was characterised by inconsistent results throughout the season where we experienced both wins and losses against our closest rivals. Great sportsmanship and spirit was witnessed at the Inter-House Competition this year and it was evident that it was enjoyed by all involved. Results of the Inter-House Swimming Relay Gala 1 2 4 5 6 7 8

Hill Crofts and Davis Grimmer Anderson School Hofmeyr Robinson

148 138 118 115 114 69 65

This year we continued with the tradition of holding the School’s Championships in the evening. It was held on Thursday 22 February 2006. A few of our top swimmers were unable to attend and no records were broken this season. The junior age groups participated enthusiastically and often two heats needed to be swum. Their participation was greatly appreciated and we hope that they will continue to infuse the team with this enthusiasm. Winners of Trophies in 2007 200m Championship Freestyle Trophy 100m Breaststroke Championship Trophy 400m Championship Trophy 100m Freestyle Championship Trophy 100m Open Backstroke Trophy 200m Breaststroke Championship Trophy 100m Butterfly Championship Trophy Individual Medley Championship Trophy Junior Championship Trophy Senior Championship Trophy 200m Backstroke Championship Trophy

D Rimmer J Aylmer G Prout D Rimmer D Wiener F Retief R Richards F Retief N Marchant F Retief G Prout

Colours were awarded to : G N Prout Team Blazers were awarded to : L. J. Oosthuizen, D. E. Wiener, W. Brand, P. J. Harvey, F. P. Retief, J. D. Rodda, B. A. Slabbert and M. C. Trefusis-Paynter Special thanks to: : • All the staff members who contributed to a successful season: Miss N Drury, Mrs N Gordon, Miss L Naidoo, Mrs Y Wadee, Mrs M van Jaarsveldt, Mr P du Plooy, Miss R Minnie, Miss S Marvel, Miss S Fourie and Mrs A Shumyn. • All the parents who supported both teams throughout the season, not to mention providing lifts on many occasions. • All the swimmers for their contribution to the season. • Mrs Evans and the Mothers’ Committee for always providing the after gala refreshments. Miss J Kyte 173


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Ten Schools Gala Tour Report

Armed with encouraging words and best wishes from Mr Fennell, 37 members of our swimming squad embarked on their adventure. We were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a familiar and warm smile from Alfred, our very friendly and accommodating driver, who had accompanied us on our previous trip down to Durban. Being astute and charming young gentlemen, we endeavored and succeeded in retaining Alfred’s good nature which proved resourceful as our transport wishes became his command. A hullabaloo of music, thousands of action filled DVD’s, millions of packets of chips, sweets, choccies, the occasional healthy snack from ‘Woolies’ and many scheduled as well as one rather unscheduled pit stop were the order of the day. Harrismith provided an opportunity for our boys to demonstrate their talent for trampolining and their fondness for goats and ostriches. Last minute directions from DHS (Durban High School) had us hosted in their boarding establishment. On our arrival, the choice was either to watch the Sharks beat the Warratahs at Kings’ park or to chill, or was it actually sauna, in DHS’s naturally heated ‘50m-come-polo-pool’. We enthusiastically piled onto the bus on Saturday ready to take on our opponents at the annual ‘Ten Schools Gala’ hosted and held at Glenwood this year. The presence of our ‘red spirit’ commanded attention at the very start when we drove the stakes of our red gazebo into the ground near the starting blocks. The liveliness amongst our boys was captivating as they spurred each other on. Although we never won, some personal best times were achieved by: David Hadlow (29’49 for his 50m freestyle), Nicholas Marchant (29’42 for his 50m freestyle), Gareth Montgomery (29’21 for his 50m freestyle), Francois Retief ( 27’88 for his 50m butterfly), Paul Harvey (27’56 for his 50m freestyle), Marc Trefussis-Paynter (25’54 for his 50m freestyle), James Rodda (26’24 for his 50m freestyle), Damien Wiener (30’32 for his 50m backstroke), Richard Hastie (24’74 for his 50m freestyle) and Dean Rimmer (24’18 for his 50m freestyle). Boys amongst the ranks as well as those knocking on the door of the first water polo team, played some friendly games in a mini water polo festival. Against the Durban schools’ first teams our ‘patchwork’ side fared well aided by our goalie Gareth Montgomery who had outstanding games. They won three games comfortably. After much nagging, a brief visit to the beach was well received by those not involved in the water polo fixtures and a night out at Gateway Shopping Centre was enjoyed by all.

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Midmar Dam Swim

Sunday was our ‘big swim’ day. The weather seemed perfect, the races were underway and everyone was keen to get to the start. Many of our boys had ‘kitchen sinks’ in tow. Much to our dismay, we were left without the aid of the swimmers to lug them back around what seemed the circumference of the world rather than the dam. The start of the race was announced, our ‘red cap’ swimmers in the water ready to start when the weather changed for the worse. Unfortunately the mist that had settled on the surface of the water had made the conditions hazardous for the officials monitoring the vast number of swimmers and the race was called off for the first time in its 34 years. A little disappointment was felt but considering the achievements and fun had the day before, we thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and look forward to the challenge of acquiring medals we have actually swum for at Midmar next year. Miss Sirakis must be congratulated on her swim which she did in a time of 32,57 minutes. The boys are to be commended for their excellent behaviour throughout especially when a self induced ‘power failure’ occurred on the bus on the journey home. It was ‘The Sweetest Thing’. Our thanks must go to Mr Fennell, Miss Drury our swimming coach and the parents. Your contribution is appreciated and we hope that we have given your sons another King Edward VII School Tour that has provided them with an opportunity to experience the camaraderie that is unique to ‘the red spirit’ that they will remember for years to come. A special word of thanks to Mrs Jenny da Costa who is always willing to offer her assistance in any way possible. Thank you Mrs da Costa for our gorgeous red towels. Lastly we would like to thank the swimmers themselves. What an outstanding group of gentlemen! Ms N Drury and Ms J Kyte

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Tennis

Educator in Charge: Captain:

Mr G Jackson M Roper

First Team The year started off with our team in the First League after being relegated from the Premier League at the end of 2006. We had high hopes of winning this league with a strong team that was wellcaptained and motivated by Marc Roper. Our First Team have had a recent history of being in and out of a prestigious and tough premier league which is arguably the strongest in the country, in which many of the top ranked players participate. We secured the coaching services of Andrew Cross, an old-boy and eminent ex-captain of the first team in 2004. Andrew coached the team during the first term but unfortunately his commitment to university studies caused him to stand down from a job well done. The First Team managed to win the First League having won 5 out of 6 matches played with a narrow and unnecessary loss to St David's. Most of our victories were comfortable, showing that there is a large difference in standard of play in the first league as compared to the premier league. Roper must be mentioned as a hugely steady player who despite being out of form in many of his games, managed his team admirably. Alford-Smith, the team's number 1 seeded player and reigning School Champion recorded a virtually unbeaten streak in his matches. His mental strength on court, all-out skills and his ability to play his heart out were a pleasure to watch. Generally team spirit was good and the team was delighted to have played themselves back into a winning mode and looked forward to the prospect of competing against much stiffer competition in the Premier League during the 4th term. We were fortunate in getting a wild card entry into the top tournament of the year, the Wayne Ferreira Challenge, after losing 9-10 to St Benedict's in a qualifying tie. The team was in a similar position in 2006 when our team, were losing finalists to St Benedict's in the B section of the competition. We had high hopes of emulating our feats in 2006, but performed disappointingly in terms of results, ending up in 6th position in the B section, having won only one tie. Nevertheless the team had to play formidable opposition, lost some games narrowly but never disgraced and accepted defeat in true sporting style. In the second term our First Team joined the rugby and hockey players in Durban to compete against Northwood Boys High and DHS. We beat both schools convincingly which further bolstered our confidence as those schools have a strong reputation in local school leagues. The third and fourth term league started with our being promoted back into the Premier League. Our boys were keen to maintain their position in this league as they preferred to be pitting their skills amongst the best. Victories were therefore all important. With Andrew Cross stepping down as coach the going was tough. Our first match was against Northcliff High, the team who displaced us from the league at the end of last year. We managed to win this tie 6 matches to one, thus virtually sealing our survival chances in the league. The remainder of the season was frustrating in that two of our opposing ties were cancelled as the opposing schools could not honour the fixtures. Rain interfered with another match, and the season ended with only three matches played. The results of the first team were as follows:

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Score Win 6 - 1 walkover Lost 3- 4 Lost 0- 7 Rained out walkover

These results should see us in the premier league again next year. This is a tribute to those of you who have competed against opposition where, in most schools there are professional structures and referrals in place. Well done boys! It was good to see the emergence of the younger players this year, notably D Weigelt and S Piveteau who made their positions in the First Team as U15 players. Alford-Smith did not play any matches due to injury in terms 3 and 4, but Marc Roper played his last match against St Benedicts with an injury. These two boys are commended for representing their school with great distinction since Grade 8. J Alford-Smith and M Roper were awarded colours for Tennis at the end of term 1. Serote was awarded a first term blazer. We look for to improved performances from Serote who has made great leaps in tennis this year. Our new Tennis Captain for the 2008 season is Nic Bester. We wish him well. The Senior Tennis Champion for 2007 is Matthew Boyd who defeated Nic Bester 6-3 and 6-1 in the final. The following players represented the first team this year: M Roper, J Alford-Smith, T Serote, M Boyd, N Bester, D Weigelt, S Piveteau, and D Pyne-Mercier The 2007 Inter house competition for Seniors was won by Davis House and the Junior trophy was won by Robinson House. Mr G D Jackson U15 Tournament The U15 Tournament was hosted this year by Hoerskool Waterkloof in Pretoria at the High Performance Centre of the University of Pretoria. It was an honour to have been invited to this prestigious tournament which attracts the strongest tennis playing schools in South Africa after being wooden-spoonists at last year's tournament. We were represented by a very competent team who played their hearts out, not with the intention of winning the tournament, but doing well and enjoying the experience of playing against the best in the country. It was disappointing that we did end up last, but like the First Team we were rather unlucky to lose a tie against the host school by forfeiting crucial points due to an injury. Our team nevertheless had a most enjoyable time and appreciated the event. The following boys can be proud of representing this team: D Weigelt, S Piveteau, M Smith, N Marchant, C Boyd, R Tayob and O Smithers. Our Junior Champion for 2007 is the reigning champion, Dean Weigelt, who played four matches and defeated Shaun Piveteau 6-1 and 6-0 in the final. Kind Edward School entered five teams in the leagues this term. All leagues are drawn on a promotion-relegation basis. All our teams have been in relatively high leagues over the past three years. Many of our players participate in tennis as a second sport. It is difficult to maintain strong 178


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teams when these players are not practising tennis regularly. The players who play tennis only attended practices regularly and showed great enthusiasm and progress this year. Our lower teams performed adequately in their respective leagues. Not one of these teams has been relegated to lower leagues in the past three years. Rain unfortunately took its toll in too many matches during the fourth term. Many schools were unreliable in committing to matches against us during this term. This was a most disturbing state of affairs which we had no control over. We did our best to reschedule as many of these matches as possible. The following table shows how our Second to Fifth teams performed this year: Team Second Third Fourth Fifth

Games played 12 10 10 11

Won 4 2 3 6

Lost 5 4 6 4

Drawn 3 4 1 1

My thanks need to be extended to those who were involved in tennis this year. Mrs Evans, who always ensured that our players had their refreshments and matches were well-catered for. Roger Mabasa worked tirelessly in keeping our tennis room clean and stocked. Mr Marx assisted with his administrative and organising skills, and confirmed most matches for our teams. Mrs Wadee, Mrs le Grange, Mr Molefe and Miss Barrett managed and helped our teams to travel to the venues for matches. Mr G D Jackson

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Table Tennis

Master in Charge: Captain:

Mr N Groenewald E Mauvis

It’s an amazing feeling when you win the first dual of the season. King David Linksfield has proved through the years to be a formidable school, however King Edward VII School is not easily intimidated under pressure, and won the match 7-3. This set the standard for the season. King Edward boys have a strong belief that to surrender to an opponent is not an option. This attitude was reflected in matches played, boys discussing ways to outsmart opponents and the drive to be the best. Mauvis, the Captain, proved that the hours spent practising with Gauteng players paid off. Mauvis has been an outstanding sportsman. He won the Four Schools’ Team Tournament hosted at Jeppe Boys’. In the school’s league he was unbeaten. At the GTTB Tournament he won a bronze medal. As a player he has matured and shown a willingness to stretch his ability. Furthermore, players like Seforo and Skaap also performed far above what’s been expected of them. Their commitment and dedication to the sport helped King Edward achieve the desired outcome. In the double’s events Purbhoo and Conradie played well. King Edward VII was unbeaten in the 2007 season. Mr N Groenewald Team Results: 06/3 19/3 17/4 15/5 21/5 23/5 31/5 3/6 19/4 25/7

King Edward King Edward King Edward King Edward King Edward King Edward King Edward King Edward King Edward King Edward

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King David Linksfield Jeppe Boys’ Randburg Hoër Sandtonview Hyde Park Yeshiva College KDVP Hirsch Lyons Jeppe Boys’ Yeshiva

won won won won won won won won won won

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Individual Results (Singles)

1. Sechaba 2. Mauvis 3. Skaap

Played 30 30 30

Won 24 30 22

Lost 6 None 8

percentage 80% 100% 73%

Played 10 10

Won 6 6

Lost 4 4

(%won) 60% 60%

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Waterpolo Front Row (L to R): R.C. Hastie, D.W.D. Rimmer, L.J. Oosthuizen (Vice Captain), G.B. Whyte, M. Cronje Back Row (L to R): G.N. Prout, D. Petersen, B.J. Sheldrake, D.S. Overton, R.C. Richards, T.H. White Absent: E.A. Buys, B.K. Ryan (Captain)

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First Team Water Polo Report

Master in Charge: Coach: Captain:

Mr P du Plooy (outgoing). Mr P Vanko (outgoing). B Ryan

The First Water Polo Team under the firm and talented coaching of Peter Vanko and having returned from a successful Hungary and Netherlands tour in 2006 have brought a new aspect to the game realising that to be a top side in Gauteng needs dedication, hard work and total commitment. This was evident at the start of the season with the regular tour to SACS in Cape Town where we made it to the quarter finals and then proceeded to Europe. Here valuable lessons were learned and when used back home produced fine results evident in the team being placed 2nd in the St David's and 1st in the St Stithian’s tournaments respectively. The team had an extremely successful season regarding their regular fixtures where they won 8 out of 9 matches, only losing to St John's College during the fourth term of 2006. At the beginning of the year and the second half of the season, the team under the guidance of Peter were once again working hard towards their goal to do well in the forthcoming King Edward Festival. The First Team festival was once again the ultimate success to round off a successful season which saw victories against tough opposition and bodes well for the future. The team unfortunately lost to Durban in the quarter finals which meant that once again King Edward became a team not to be written off and was ranked amongst the top five Water Polo schools in South Africa. At the time of writing, our first team is ranked 2nd to St John's College in the Province and the only opponent that has the ability to regularly beat their First Team in local competition. Once again the parents of Water Polo need to be congratulated and thanked for their tireless energy in producing the success that this tournament has become – certainly the best boy’s tournament in the country. Unfortunately the team also has to say a sad farewell to Peter Vanko and his family who decided to remain in Europe after the birth of their first child. We wish the Vankos every success in their new venture and thank Peter for bringing a different and rigorous aspect in making the team a tough yet highly successful opponent to all other major playing teams around the country. You will certainly be missed. We welcome Mr K O’Brien as the new master in charge and coach of the First Team and wish him every success in continuing to making Water Polo one of the most successful sports offered at King Edward.

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Congratulations to M. Cronje, R. Hastie, L. Oosthuizen and G. Prout on been awarded full Colours and to D. Overton and D. Petersen on receiving their Team Blazers. We also congratulate • E. Buys, D. Rimmer, B. Ryan and B. Sheldrake for making the S A U20 Team and Gauteng U19A side that played in the S A School’s tournament. • L. Oosthuizen and G. Whyte for representing Gauteng U19B, G Prout Gauteng U16A and D. Overton, the Gauteng U16B side that participated in the S A School’s tournament. Mr P du Plooy The following boys played 2006 - 2007 B. Ryan (Captain), E. Buys, D. Petersen, M. Cronje, R. Hastie, L. Oosthuizen, D. Rimmer, R. Richards, B. Sheldrake, G. Whyte, G. Prout, D. Overton and A. Watt-Pringle.

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U14 Water Polo

Master in Charge: Coach: Captain:

J Tee B Leggett T West

The intake of junior water polo players for 2007 was very good. There were 20 at the first practice and more than 30 players at some stages during the year. Not only were the numbers good, but the talent available was worth getting excited about. The first games of the year were against St John’s and St Stithians, both are schools that play water polo at prep school level, and represented a significant challenge for our new boys. Both the fixtures resulted in losses, but the King Edward team showed enough good touches to give their coach confidence going forward. The U14A side won their first game the following weekend against St David’s, an 8 – 4 thrashing that gave the boys a lot of confidence, and launched them on an unbeaten run of 7 games that carried them to an 8th place out of 20 finish at the Ken Short National U14 Tournament. Following the winter hibernation the second half of the water polo season kicked off with fixtures again against St Stithians. The hard work that the players had put in in the off season showed, and while the result was still a loss, King Edward had closed much of the gap on their rivals from a losing margin of 7 goals to a margin of just 2 in the space of 6 months. The following weekend King Edward hosted the Gauteng U14 Tournament which was contested by 16 schools from around the province. King Edward topped their group, racking up wins against Pretoria Boy’s, St Benedict’s and Krugersdorp, and earned themselves a place in the semi-finals. The semi-final was yet another match up between King Edward and St Stithians, but this time things were different. Bouyed by their run of good results, the King Edward team were in a mood to take no prisoners and won the thrill-a-second semi-final by 7 goals to 5. In the final, King Edward fell short against St John’s, the semi-final effort having taken too much out of the team, but they could leave knowing that they had secured their status as the second best team in Gauteng. Following a routine win against Pretoria Boys’ the next weekend, the boys turned their attention to the Grey College Tournament in Bloemfontein. While the tour was a great success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all of the players, the results were disappointing. King Edward School were placed in the toughest group of the tournament, and aquitted themselves well against the eventual winners, Grey P.E. and losing semi-finalists Rondebosch. The result of some narrow losses was that King Edward finished bottom of their group and were entered into the play-off for 17th place. The team easily dispatched their next two opponents, but will have realised that the bar has been raised yet again and they will have to put in a lot of hard work to close the gap on the best teams in the country. 2007 also saw the establishment of the first ever KEPS Water Polo team. A number of KEPS boys showed interest, enthusiasm and dedication to water polo, by coming to practices week in and week out in spite of the fact that there were no official fixtures for them. Eventually the management of KEPS agreed to allow the prep school boys to compete against other schools in the high schools’ fixtures, and the first ever KEPS water polo fixture was arranged against Pretoria Boys’ C & D teams on the 20 October 2007. The boys did themselves and their very excited group of parents proud, losing 3 – 8 to the PBHS “C” Team and beating the PBHS “D” Team 8 – 4. We hope that this will be the start of a long and successful history for KEPS Water Polo. 185


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Regular Players: U14 A: T. West, V. Vucetic, T. Lowe, D. Mason, G. Orchard, F. Kurensky, J. Springer, A. McKivergan, L Zambetti, D Newman, R Wise, T Msiza U14 B: J. McWha, K. Mafela, J. Mitchelson, W. Chambers, J. Tuhy, B. Schultz, T. Moloi, R. Saffy, R. Stienhobel, W. Stienhobel, N. Tickle

Results Summary U14A P26

W13

D2

L11

Win Rate = 50 %

U14B

P7

W3

D1

L3

Win Rate = 43 %

KEPS

P5

W3

D0

L2

Win Rate = 66 %

Team U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 B U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 B U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 A U14 B U14 A U14 B U14 B U14 A U14 B U14 A U14 B

Date 25 October 2007 26 October 2007 27 October 2007 27 October 2007 27 October 2007 28 October 2007 20 October 2007 20 October 2007 13 October 2007 13 October 2007 13 October 2007 13 October 2007 13 October 2007 13 October 2007 6 October 2007 6 October 2007 23-24 February ‘07 23-24 February ‘07 23-24 February ‘07 23-24 February ‘07 23-24 February ‘07 23-24 February ‘07 23-24 February ‘07 23-24 February ‘07 17 February 2007 17 February 2007 3 February 2007 3 February 2007 3 February 2007 26 January 2007 26 January 2007 20 January ‘07 20 January ‘07

Opponent St Stithians Northwood Rondebosch Grey High School St David’s Maritzburg College Pretoria Boys’ Pretoria Boys’ Crawford College Pretoria Boys’ Krugersdorp High St Benedict’s College St Stithians College St John’s College St Stithians College St Stithians College Michaelhouse St David’s Glenwood Jeppe Boys’ Affies Grey College St John’s Clifton Jeppe Boys’ Jeppe Boys’ St David’s Inanda St David’s Inanda Parktown Boys’ St Stithians College St Stithians College St John’s College St John’s College

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Result Lost Lost Lost Lost Won Won Won Drew Won Won Won Won Won Lost Lost Lost Drew Won Won Won Won Lost Lost Lost Drew Lost Won Won Won Lost Lost Lost Won

Score For 3 2 1 1 4 5 5 4 8 3 5 3 7 3 3 1 1 2 4 4 2 1 2 0 4 2 8 7 9 2 0 3 7

Score Against 6 4 8 8 3 2 3 4 2 1 0 1 5 8 5 6 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 3 4 3 4 2 3 9 10 9 1


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Editorial Staff

Editors:

Mrs A Mania Mrs A Meyer

Editorial Committee: English Writing:

Mrs A Meyer, Mrs M Reynolds and Ms L Oswald

Afrikaans Writing:

Mrs W Groenewald

isiZulu Writing:

Mrs N Ndlovu

Clubs and Societies:

Mrs A Mania and Ms L Oswald

Sport:

Mr E Marx

Art:

Mrs S Pheiffer

Photography:

Mrs S Pheiffer, Mr J Tee and Mr P Ogier

Typing:

Mrs P Knight, Mrs A Meyer and Mrs A Mania

Layout:

Mrs A Mania, Mrs A Meyer, Mrs P Knight and Camera Press (Mr D Stapleton and Mr E Jacobs)

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