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A letter 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 [...]

A letter from The Head – 26 May 2022

26 May 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians, Grief At times I write to make meaning of my experience of this world; this is one of those occasions. The past few days have been very difficult, in particular for many boys who were close to Oyisa, but also for all of us as we have lost [...]

A letter from The Head – 14 March 2022

14 March 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians, S…E…X… I am proudly prudish. My dilemma in being prudish is the anxiety I encounter when faced with stories of explicit sexual behaviours among our teens.  These seem to be ever more prevalent. I am not qualified to pronounce judgment on sexual behaviours, but my working with young [...]

A letter from The Head – 1 March 2022

1 March 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians, Our chaotic world Regrettably I am no historian, politician, or futurist, so I cannot comment with any authority on the events unfolding in Ukraine over the past few days, suffice to say that they are alarming in the extreme. Only eight months ago the insurgence that erupted in [...]

A letter from The Head – 25 January 2022

25 January 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians An enduring task… In recent months there has been much in the media about the challenges facing boys’ schools. Schools can be the best and the worst of places. Intriguingly, as we have all been through school, we all have an opinion as to what we believe constitutes [...]