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A letter from The Head – 6 September 2022

6 September 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians, Values: listening, learning and living Wokeness should not be our aim, rather, our goal should be finding truth in our values and maintaining a steadfast resolve in whom we are. Voicing an opinion is a dangerous game. I’m not sure my opinion will resonate with most, but in [...]

A letter from The Head – 17 August 2022

17 August 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians, Leadership Our boys in Grades 8 to 10 are about to embark on an Outdoor Learning Experience aimed at challenging them in ways that may make them a little uncomfortable. The intention of the exercise is to get them to internalise and develop the resolve to live the [...]

A letter from The Head – 16 June 2022

16 June 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians, Lighthouses A chapter in my dream of a utopian educational experience for all South Africans is that schools in every community function as lighthouses; lighthouses signal hope for those at sea, standing tall and shining brightly – beacons, steadfast and certain. The idea of schools cultivating hope and [...]

Matric Results 2021

Hilton College commends the matric class of 2021 Each year, our matrics set out to do themselves proud in their final exams.  The class of 2021 is no different.  Despite the interruptions of the Covid pandemic, our boys did themselves proud through their determination to catch up on time lost and to apply themselves to [...]

View from the Dugout

View from the Dugout #59

8 February 2019 As mentioned, last week I introduced the notion that leadership is integral to the success of any team. In my editorial, I highlighted a book written by Sam Walker called "The Captain Class", a work that highlights the importance of captains and in particular the specific character traits that make them successful [...]

View from the Dugout #56

17 January 2019 On behalf of Hilton College Sport we wish all our families and friends our very best wishes for 2019! We hope that this year is filled with happy sporting memories and, come the end of the year, we will be able to look back on our achievements with pride. The common aphorism, [...]

View from the Dugout #67

6 June 2019 Your perspective, the way you see things, will very often determine your success. Perspective after all determines your attitude and your attitude your motivation to achieve. In sport (and life) this can be directly applied to the competition arena when facing a bigger, stronger opponent. This scenario can be viewed from two [...]

View from the Dugout #66

22 May 2019 Recently, I have been encouraged to read some excellent articles published by schools and various other commentators defending the cause of school boy sport. Not least of these was the article published by our own headmaster, Mr George Harris, about winning. His article has been shared far and wide and has sparked [...]

Letters from The Head

A letter from The Head – 6 September 2022

6 September 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians, Values: listening, learning and living Wokeness should not be our aim, rather, our goal should be finding truth in our values and maintaining a steadfast resolve in whom we are. Voicing an opinion is a dangerous game. I’m not sure my opinion will resonate with most, but in [...]

A letter from The Head – 17 August 2022

17 August 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians, Leadership Our boys in Grades 8 to 10 are about to embark on an Outdoor Learning Experience aimed at challenging them in ways that may make them a little uncomfortable. The intention of the exercise is to get them to internalise and develop the resolve to live the [...]

A letter from The Head – 16 June 2022

16 June 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians, Lighthouses A chapter in my dream of a utopian educational experience for all South Africans is that schools in every community function as lighthouses; lighthouses signal hope for those at sea, standing tall and shining brightly – beacons, steadfast and certain. The idea of schools cultivating hope and [...]

A letter from The Head – 1 June 2022

1 June 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians, Must it always be better? There are days when better is just impossible; it doesn’t matter what I try, better just cannot occur. I think this is just as true for stockbrokers and fund managers as it is for me – some years are just not as good [...]

Academic

2021 English Creative writing

Pinnacles An anthology of English creative writing by Hilton College boys over the past year Pinnacles is an annual anthology of Hilton College boys’ creative writing, both poetry and prose. The 2021 edition includes an exciting new section: the top Grade 11 Extended Essay published for your reading admiration!   Download a PDF copy of [...]

Matric Results 2021

Hilton College commends the matric class of 2021 Each year, our matrics set out to do themselves proud in their final exams.  The class of 2021 is no different.  Despite the interruptions of the Covid pandemic, our boys did themselves proud through their determination to catch up on time lost and to apply themselves to [...]

Grey Matter Chatter

October 2021 Re-imagining music An opportunity to reboot and re-imagine is perhaps the upside to an ongoing pandemic. In this edition of Grey Matter Chatter, David Orr, recently appointed to co-lead Hilton College’s Music Department, outlines a rationale for Music Education for All, together with some specifics regarding the new Hilton College Music Centre. From [...]

Matric Results 2020

A total of 40 of the 106 Hilton College matric candidates achieved four distinctions or more Statement by George Harris, Headmaster of Hilton College The culmination of one’s schooling is the final exam our boys write as Matrics.  The Class of 2020 did Hilton College especially proud in realising an outstanding set of results, despite [...]

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture Newsletter – 11 February 2019

This promises to be a culturally rich term with the boys involved in a wide variety of activities. The Debating Society has already participated in two league fixtures. I am delighted with the number of Grade 8 boys who have signed up for debating. The various skills they learn will stand them in good stead [...]