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Guy Harcourt

From the rough to the green

“After you’ve played a round with somebody, you get a good sense of who they are and what they’re about…

Mary South

Knitting in love

For the past 16 years, Mary South has made jerseys and beanies for the children in communities neighbouring Hilton College…

Matt Fitzsimons & James Walters

Birds of a feather

It’s easier to find a Crowned Eagle’s egg on Hilton College’s estate than it is to find James Walters (1991, Falcon). Matt Fitzsimons (1991, Ellis) can attest to….

Caleb Venter

Free to be me

Caleb Venter has lived at Hilton College since he was two. Having grown up on campus, Caleb (now in grade 12)….

A letter from The Head – 16 May 2023

16 May 2023 Dear Hiltonians, Someone thanked me the other day, and it fed my soul. This simple act of kindness, expressed in words of gratitude, lifted my spirit and invigorated my being. Encouraging and affirming, it directed my focus towards that which is positive; it afforded me an opportunity to bask a little in [...]

Alexei du Bois

Paradigm-shifting perspectives

The richness that Director of International Learning Alexei du Bois brings to Hilton College is immeasurably more than his Oxford PhD….

Kigen Chepkonga

Choosing his own adventure

Kigen Chepkonga has been in boarding since the age of 11. A more chipper, broad-minded and relational boy you could not hope to meet…

William Kitching at NASA

Grade 11 learner William Kitching has been selected to represent South Africa at the United Space School (USS) at NASA in Houston, USA. William, who is one of only two learners countrywide to have been chosen, is the second Hilton College boy to represent South Africa at the USS in two years; last year Ben [...]

A letter from The Head – 8 March 2023

8 March 2023 Dear Parents, Dreaming The art of dreaming cannot become extinct. It is, however, being squeezed into the recesses of our collective lives through busyness, unbridled ambition, the relentless pursuit of one-upmanship, and a paralysing concern for our futures. I find, as a South African in the business of growing young people, that [...]

Lionel Julius

Keeping it real

Playing dad to 90-odd teenage boys is not for everyone, but Hilton College Maths teacher and McKenzie housemaster Lionel Julius takes it in his stride…