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Encyclopedia > Kearsney College
Kearsney College
Kearsney badge
Carpe Diem
Established 1921
School type Private, Boarding
Locale Suburban
Grades Forms 2 - 6, Post-matric
Headmaster Elwyn van den Aardweg
Exam board IEB, A-levels
Location Botha's Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Students 537 boys
Colors Burgundy, Navy blue
Mascot Greyhound
Fees R 93 100 p.a. (boarding)
R 63 100 p.a. (tuition)
Website www.kearsney.com

Kearsney College is a private boarding school for boys located in Botha's Hill, a small town that lies between the provincial capital of Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the largest city of KwaZulu-Natal, a province in South Africa. It is one of the most distinguished schools in the country. Image File history File links Kearsney_badge. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but also live, amongst their peers. ... Independent Examinations Board The Independent Examinations Board or IEB is a South African independent assessment agency which offers examinations for various client schools. ... This article is about the British A-Level examination. ... Bothas Hill is a small town outside of Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... Burgundy is a shade of dark red associated with the Burgundy wine of the same name, which in turn is named after the Burgundy region of France. ... Navy blue is an especially dark shade of the color blue. ... The Greyhound is a breed of dog used for companionship, coursing game and racing. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but also live, amongst their peers. ... Bothas Hill is a small town outside of Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... City motto: City of Choice Province KwaZulu-Natal Mayor Zanele Hlatshwayo Area   Unknown Population  - Total (1991)   228,549 Established 1838 Time zone SAST (UTC+2) Calling code 033 Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. ... Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ...


The College competes intensely with Hilton College and Michaelhouse for the region's private boarding school market. As a result, all three schools are high-achieving and widely regarded as the elite schools of KwaZulu-Natal. Hilton College is a private full boarding senior school for boys located near the small town of Hilton in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands of South Africa. ... Michaelhouse is the name of one of the former colleges of the University of Cambridge, that existed between 1324 and 1546 before becoming part of Trinity College. ... The Elite Seven is an unofficial reference to seven private boys high schools in South Africa. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ...

Contents

History

The college was founded in Stanger, north of Durban, in 1921 by Sir Liege Hulett, a South African sugar magnate. In 1939, it moved to its present location at Botha's Hill, near Hillcrest and overlooking the Valley of a Thousand Hills. On clear days, the Indian Ocean is visible to the south and the Drakensberg mountain range to the north. KwaDukuza (also called Stanger) is a historic capital of the Zulus. ... Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... Sir James Liege Hulett (? - 1928) was a sugar magnate and philanthropist in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, orginally from Kent, England. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Bothas Hill is a small town outside of Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Hillcrest is the name of several communities, including: Hillcrest, Alberta also known as Hillcrest Mines, in Canada Hillcrest, Arkansas a neighborhood in Little Rock, United States Hillcrest, Auckland a suburb in New Zealand Hillcrest, California a neighborhood in San Diego, United States Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal a suburb of eThekwini in... The Valley of a Thousand Hills is a valley between Pietermaritzburg, and Durban, South Africa. ... The Drakensberg Drakensberg Range from space, April 1993 Maluti mountains in Lesotho The Drakensberg (Afrikaans for Dragons Mountain) mountains are the highest in Southern Africa, rising up at Thabana Ntlenyana to 3,482 m (11,422 ft) in height. ...

The Administration Block
The Administration Block

It takes its name from the village of Kearsney, near Dover in Kent, England. Image File history File links Kearsney College File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Kearsney College File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Kearsney is a village in Kent, although at one time it would have been called hamlet due to there being no church in the village. ... Arms of Dover Borough Council This article is about the English port town. ... This article is about the county in England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area...


It experienced a revival period under Owen Roberts, the headmaster from 1990 - 2000, who is credited with much of the school's recent status and excellence, turning it into a high-achieving school. He was succeeded by Elwyn van den Aardweg in 2001. MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Headmasters

Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... This article is about Cambridge, England; see also other places called Cambridge. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Kearsney Badge

Kearsney's badge was designed by then headmaster, RH Matterson and the chaplain, Rev. HW Irving in 1923. The greyhound is taken from the coat of arms of the founder, Sir Liege Hulett. The scallop shells and dividing chevron are from the arms of John Wesley, founder of Methodism. The pheon, or arrowhead, is taken from the badge of Sidney Sussex College of the University of Cambridge, where Matterson studied. 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Greyhound is a breed of dog used for companionship, coursing game and racing. ... Sir James Liege Hulett (? - 1928) was a sugar magnate and philanthropist in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, orginally from Kent, England. ... John Wesley (June 17, 1703 – March 2, 1791) was an 18th-century Anglican clergyman and Christian theologian who was an early leader in the Methodist movement. ... For the Methodist school of ancient Greek medicine, see Methodism (history of medicine) Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... A stylised pheon A pheon, or broad arrow, is a heraldic device resembling the metal head of a throwing spear. ... Full name Sidney Sussex College Motto Dieu me garde de calomnie God preserve me from calumny Named after Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex Previous names - Established 1596 Sister College St Johns College Master Prof. ... The University of Cambridge (usually abbreviated as Cantab. ...


Carpe Diem

The motto "Carpe Diem", traditionally translated at Kearsney translated as "Seize the Moment", comes from the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known as Horace, (Odes 1, xi, 8). Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace (Odes 1. ... For other people named Horace, see Horace (disambiguation). ... Horace, as imagined by Anton von Werner Quintus Horatius Flaccus, (December 8, 65 BC - November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. ...


The College Today

The Henderson Hall
The Henderson Hall

Kearsney retains its original English public school atmosphere, and accordingly the pupils are grouped into six boarding houses: Finningley, Gillingham, Haley, Osler, Pembroke and Sheffield. In addition, the school operates to a system of privilege, whereby the older pupils get greater privileges and freedom than the younger pupils, resulting in the sixth form (grade 12) students having more freedom and privileges than any of the other pupils, and so on. Most of the pupils at Kearsney are full-time boarders, however about one-third of the student population are day pupils who are fully integrated into school life. The school still places great emphasis on its Methodist character with daily services in the school chapel and a resident chaplain. Image File history File links Kearsney_hall. ... Image File history File links Kearsney_hall. ... A public school, in common English usage, is a (usually) prestigious school which charges fees and is not financed by the state. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ...


The academic system is rather different to most in that from 7:30 to midday the college's academic responsibility lies with the teaching masters. From midday till the next day, this is transferred to the various school houses. There is also a respected A-level course for post-matric students. An A-level, short for Advanced Level, is a General Certificate of Education usually taken during Further Education and after GCSEs. ...


The student population is relatively small, consisting of only around 500 boarders and day scholars, who are taught by approximately 50 teaching staff. Tuition fees for Kearsney are amongst the highest in South Africa at over R90,000 in 2007. ISO 4217 Code ZAR User(s) Common Monetary Area: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland Inflation 5. ...


Development

A R2 million donation by a benefactor will go towards an upgrade of the laboratories in the Science Wing (originally donated by Harry Oppenheimer.) ISO 4217 Code ZAR User(s) Common Monetary Area: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland Inflation 5. ... Harry Frederick Oppenheimer (28 October 1908 – 19 August 2000), was a prominent South African businessman and one of the worlds richest men. ...


Other projects for 2006 include the extension of change rooms and floodlights for the artificial-surface hockey field. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


R6 million is being spent on a new kitchen and dining halls in 2007. ISO 4217 Code ZAR User(s) Common Monetary Area: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland Inflation 5. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


The sports hall will be upgraded at a cost of R6.5 million to include two indoor basketball courts, an indoor hockey pitch, seven indoor cricket lanes, a new weights centre and a sports lecture theatre ISO 4217 Code ZAR User(s) Common Monetary Area: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland Inflation 5. ...


The construction of a new R12 million theatre is being planned to further facilitate arts and culture and to better accommodate the Choir. Half of this has already been raised by a single benefactor. ISO 4217 Code ZAR User(s) Common Monetary Area: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland Inflation 5. ...


The Choir

The Kearsney Chamber Choir was formed in 1996 and performs sacred, secular and ethnic music and gumboot dancing. During July 1997, the choir travelled to Vienna to compete in the 26th International Youth and Music Festival and was awarded second place in the choirs category. The choir performed many concerts in and around Vienna to standing ovations. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vienna (German: , see also other names) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ...


In March 1999 the choir toured Europe. In London they performed at Covent Garden and Leicester Square. In Paris they performed at Euro-Disney’s Fantasy Land Theatre. In Budapest they competed in the 7th International Musica Mundi Choir Competition where they achieved first place in the folklore category and second place in the mixed choir category. These achievements gained the choir automatic entry into the Choir Olympics which were held in Linz, Austria. There they achieved great success earning gold medals in the Folklore and Pop Choral categories and a silver medal in the Mixed Boys Choir Category. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Covent Garden is a district in central London and within the easterly bounds of the City of Westminster. ... Leicester Square at night in 2005: a view towards the northeast corner. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Floating not submerging) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Map of Austria, locating Linz Linz is a city and Statutarstadt in northeast Austria, on the Danube river. ...


In 2002, the choir was invited to sing with the world renowned Vienna Boys Choir in Austria. In 2004, the choir competed in the 33rd International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna where they were placed first in the Mixed Choir category. They were also awarded the ‘Prize of the City of Vienna’ which is awarded to the top choir/orchestra in the competition. 18 choirs and orchestras from 12 countries participated in this competition. The choir then went to Bremen in Germany to participate in the 3rd Choir Olympics. They won a bronze medal in the Contemporary Music Category, a silver medal in the Popular Choral Music Category and gold medal and Olympic champions in the Scenic Folklore Categories. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Vienna Boys Choir The Vienna Boys Choir (German: Wiener Sängerknaben) is a choir of boy sopranos based in Vienna, Austria. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vienna (German: , see also other names) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ...


In July 2006 the Choir participated in the World Choir Olympics in Xiamen, China where they won one gold and two silver medals.[1] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A view of the Xiamen University campus Xiamen (Simplified Chinese: 厦门; Traditional Chinese: 廈門; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a coastal sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Memberships

The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa or ISASA is the largest association of indepedent schools in Southern Africa. ... Round Square The Round Square Conference of Schools is a worldwide association of schools whose students share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility through service, challenge, adventure and international understanding. ...

Admissions

Admission to Kearsney is competitive as applications exceed the number of places available every year and many applicants are turned away or placed on a waiting list.


Sons of old boys' are given preference and there are a number of scholarships and bursaries available.


Feeder schools

Clifton School is a private day school for boys located in Morningside, an area above the city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... Highbury Preparatory School is a private school for boys accepting boarding and day pupils up to grade 7. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... Cowan House is a private co-educational boarding school situated in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... Clifton Preparatory School, Nottingham Road is a private, co-educational boarding school located in the Nottingham Road area of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in South Africa. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... Cordwalles is a private, boarding preparatory school for boys founded in 1912. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ...

Academics

The years of study are referred to as forms 2 to 6. "Sixth form" is the equivalent of grade 12 or year 12 and has boys aged 17 or 18 and "Second form" is the equivalent of grade 8 or year 8 and has boys aged 13 or 14. The first form was abolished in 1997. All boys in the second form spend their first year at the junior house, Haley. Thereafter they are divided among the four senior houses - Gillingham, Finningley, Pembroke and Sheffield. A small group of boys also elect to do an additional post matric year which they spend in Osler House.


The pupil-teacher ratio is 10:1, with larger classes consisting of 15 to 20 boys.


The College achieves consistently high results in the Independent Examinations Board exams. Independent Examinations Board The Independent Examinations Board or IEB is a South African independent assessment agency which offers examinations for various client schools. ...

IEB Results 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Number of candidates 98 132 99 111 121 94 112
Number of failures 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
University endorsement (%) 96 95 99 94 90.1 94 96
A aggregates (%) 26 13 20.2 19 29 30
A-B-C aggregates (%) 83 69 83 76 84 86
Subject distinctions 121 73 107 115 145 139
Number in top 50 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1

The majority of its school-leavers attend top South African universities such as the University of Cape Town, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Rhodes University, Stellenbosch University and Wits University, and a few attend overseas institutions. The University of Cape Town, abbreviated as UCT, is a public university located on the Rhodes Estate on the slopes of Devils Peak, in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. ... It has been suggested that University of Durban-Westville be merged into this article or section. ... Rhodes University is one of South Africas oldest and most famous university institutions. ... Stellenbosch University (Afrikaans: Universiteit van Stellenbosch) is an internationally recognised university which is situated in the town of Stellenbosch, South Africa. ... The University of the Witwatersrand is a leading South African university situated in Johannesburg. ...


Subjects offered

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Achievements

  • The dux (valedictorian) of 1994 graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
  • Clifford Chandler (1995) graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2006.
  • In 2004, Kearsney had 3 pupils in the Independent Examinations Board exams top 50, the highest number of candidates than any school in its province or any boys school in the country.
  • In the 2005 ISPAT-ISCOR National Science Olympiad, many Kearsney pupils featured prominently including the top three pupils in the country and top three pupils in the province in grade 11 out of 14 500 entrants.
  • Out of all the boys taking Physical Science, 50% received distinctions in 2004 and 43% in 2005
  • In both 2004 and 2005, 24% of boys taking Mathematics received distinctions.
  • In 2004 one pupil achieved 9 distinctions, 2 achieved 8 distinctions, 2 achieved 7 distinctions and 2 achieved 6 distinctions.
  • In 2005 two pupils achieved 8 distinctions, 1 achieved 7 distinctions and 4 achieved 6 distinctions.
  • The dux (valedictorian) of 2005 was accepted directly into Harvard University[2], a rare achievement for a South African at school-leaving level.
  • Dylan Alexander was accepted to read a master's degree at Oxford in 2006.

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Games

Hockey against Eton College on the Mason Field
Hockey against Eton College on the Mason Field

Kearsney has a proud sporting history, and it works hard to maintain a high standard. Facilities include: several rugby pitches (one includes a grand stand), several cricket ovals, an artificial turf for field hockey, 2 Olympic-standard and heated swimming pools, an indoor gym with a high performance training centre and a nature reserve. Image File history File links Kearsney_hockey. ... Image File history File links Kearsney_hockey. ...


Many of the sports sides regularly tour overseas to compete with other schools. In 2005, the 1st hockey team toured England whilst the 1st XV rugby team toured Chile and Argentina. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... A rugby union scrum. ...


At the end of 2005, Kearsney's 1st XV rugby and tennis teams were both ranked 4th in South Africa and its hockey and cricket teams were both in the top 20 nationally. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A rugby union scrum. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ...


The following games are offered:

Kearsney has a sporting rivalry with other schools in the province, including Hilton College, Michaelhouse, Maritzburg College, Durban High School and Westville Boys' High School, as well as other schools that are prominent nationally such as St Stithians College, St John's College, St Andrew's College, Pretoria Boys High School (fixtures set up by an annual train trip) and Diocesan College (Bishops). A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... US Armed Forces cross country meet Cross-country running is a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain before other teams. ... The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, generally regarded as the worlds Home of Golf. Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... A rugby union scrum. ... For the songs, see Sailing (song). ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Water polo is a team water sport, which can be best described as a combination of swimming, football (soccer), basketball, ice hockey, and wrestling. ... Hilton College is a private full boarding senior school for boys located near the small town of Hilton in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands of South Africa. ... Michaelhouse is the name of one of the former colleges of the University of Cambridge, that existed between 1324 and 1546 before becoming part of Trinity College. ... Maritzburg College, known locally as College, is a public high school for boys situated in the city of Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Durban High School or D.H.S. is a public school located in the Berea in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Westville Boys High School, often referred to as WBHS, is a public high school located in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... St Stithians College consists of several private schools within a co-ordinate model and includes a boys college, a girls college, a boys preparatory school and a girls preparatory school. ... St Johns College is a private school for boys in Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. ... St. ... Pretoria Boys High School, also known as Boys High or PBHS, is a public, English medium high school for boys located in Brooklyn, Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. ... Diocesan College, or Bishops as it is known locally and internationally, is private school situated in the leafy suburb of Rondebosch in Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain. ...


Clubs and Cultural Activities

The whole school supporting a game in the Medworth Rugby Stand
The whole school supporting a game in the Medworth Rugby Stand
  • 12 Club (top twelve academics - 2005 tour of United States included Boston, New York, Washington, Harvard and Yale.)
  • Bird Watching Club
  • Bonsai Club
  • Chess Club
  • Choir and Chamber Choir
  • Conservancy Club
  • Debating Society
  • Angling Club
  • International Exchange Club
  • Orchestra
  • Photography Club
  • Students Christian Association

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Old Boys

The Kearsney College Old Boys' Club is an active network of all old boys of Kearsney. They meet regularly at venues throughout South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia.


Notable Old Boys

Finningley House
Finningley House

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External links

  • Kearsney College official site
  • Kearsney College Old Boys' Club

References

  1. ^ < SAPA, July 20, 2006.
  2. ^ < The Mercury, December 16, 2005.


KwaZulu-Natal Coat of Arms

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Schoolhouse
Alternative schools
Crawford College, Durban | Crawford College, La Lucia | Crawford College, North Coast | Roseway Waldorf School
Private schools
Clifton College | Durban Girls' College | Epworth School | Hilton College | Kearsney College | Maris Stella School | Michaelhouse | St. Anne's Diocesan College | St. Charles College | St. Henry's Marist Brothers' College | St. John's DSG | St. Mary's DSG | Thomas More College | The Wykeham Collegiate
Public schools
Alexandra High School | Carter High School | Durban Girls' High School | Durban High School | Durban North College | Glenwood High School | Hillcrest High School | Howick High School | Kloof High School | Maritzburg College | Mathunjwa High School | Nansindlela School | Northwood School | Ohlange High School | Pinetown Boys' High School | Pinetown Girls' High School | Port Shepstone High School | Verulam Secondary | Westville Boys' High School | Westville Girls' High School
Vocational schools
George Campbell School of Technology

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Kearsney (344 words)
Kearsney's badge was designed by the then headmaster, R H Matterson, and the chaplain, the Rev. W H Irving, in about 1923.
Kearsney College takes its name from a small Kentish Village and owes its existance to the foresight and generosity of Sir Leige Hulett who gave his family home on Natal's North Coast near Stanger to the Methodist Church.
The College now stands on an Estate of 50 hectares and includes a Conservancy area on a section of virgin land which adjourns the College.
Kearsney College - Slider (434 words)
The college was founded in Stanger, Durban in 1921 by Sir Liege Hulett, a South African sugar magnate.
Kearsney retains its original English public school atmosphere, and accordingly the students are grouped into four school houses: Gillingham, Pembroke, Sheffield and Finningley, some of which offer boarding.
In the academic sphere, the college achieves consistently high results, an example of which is the results summary of the 2003 Matric class, which achieved a 100% pass rate, 94% university exemption and 21 "A" (more than 80%) aggregates.
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