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23rd June 2017

The Kingswood College Junior School had some fun acitivities for our pupils today...


23rd June 2017


Several of our Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 learners wrote DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) Examinations in May and received their results yesterday.

DELF is a certification awarded by the French Ministry of Education t

22nd June 2017

"The earth is what we all have in common" - Wendell Berry

The Grade 6 pupils went away on excursion to Thomas Baines Nature Reserve this week.

One of the enduring objectives of this excursion is to encourage positive attitudes towards the conservation

20th June 2017

"Camping: Out there it's all earth and sky"

This week the Grade 8s have their Adventure Camp in the Rietberg/Swartwatersberg area near Riebeeck East.

The boys left on Sunday and return today, while the Grade 8 girls left this morning!


19th June 2017

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19th June 2017

The National Youth Wind Orchestra will be performing an array of fun Fantasia-inspired music, from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and will be conducted by National Youth Orchestra alumnus and Kingswood m

16th June 2017

Last night saw some of our pupils take part in the K-Day Debating event.

Well done to all involved!

16th June 2017

"I believe everyone has a superhero inside them waiting to be discovered"

This morning our Kingswood College Pre-Primary had a superhero day where all the pupils dressed as their favourite superhero!

What fun!

14th June 2017

Last night, the K-Day Music Concert helped kick off the K-Day week.

Our musicians have worked hard and tirelessly on the musical pieces played in tonight's concert. The K-Day Concert provided them with a platform to showcase their talents, and it really was a

13th June 2017

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13th June 2017

MySchool is running a Father’s Day promotion during the month of June.

MySchool have partnered with MOT-SA and every time a MySchool supporter swipes their MySchool card while shopping at our partner stores from 12 June till 30 June, we will ma

13th June 2017

We congratulate Maka Makoni and Geogia Cadle (clarinet) for successfully auditioning for the South African National Youth Wind Orchestra.

The course will be held in Port Elizabeth from 30 June to 9 July 2017. Applicants must be of at least a Grade 7

13th June 2017


Etienne Marais (Grade 11) and Emily Fryer (Grade 12)

Congratulations must go to Kingswood College musicians Etienne Marais (Violin and Baritone Saxopho

12th June 2017

To see the Match Programme click here

To see the full K-Day Programme click here

10th June 2017

The Kingswood College Heads, Staff and Pupils would like to convey their heartfelt regret and sadness upon hearing that fires have reached Woodridge College and Preparatory School.

We are thinking of the entire Woodridge, and greater Van Staden's community du

8th June 2017

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 05 June - Click here to download

2nd June 2017

"Grandparents make the world...
a little softer
a little kinder
a little warmer"

Today Kingswood College Junior is having their annual Grandparents Day! Click here for the gallery of photos

31st May 2017

College Head's Newsletter for 31 May - Click here to download

31st May 2017

Congratulations to the following pupils who have been selected to represent Eastern Province: 


EP U14A Boys 
D. Odunuga
D. Pharo
T. Flusk 

EP U14B Boys
R. Liddell 
EP U16B Boys

26th May 2017

The 2017 Tekkie Tax Day national campaign was held today and our Junior School pupils enjoyed taking part in it, by joining hundreds of thousands of people who participate in this fundraising initiative by wearing a sticker and a pair of funky shoelaces in t

26th May 2017

Tina Madasa (Headgirl), Janine Pienke (Hospice), Ella Denton (Deputy Headgirl), Cathy Braans (Hospice) and Kasonde Mutale at the tree planting ceremony and handover of raised funds to Hospice. 

The Kingswood College Interact Group organised a G

25th May 2017

This weekend we will be playing Hockey, Netball and Rugby Fixtures against Stirling High School. 

To see the programme, please click here


22nd May 2017

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19th May 2017

To see the Clarendon Netball and Hockey fixtures please click here

To see the Port Rex/Lilyfontein Rugby fixtures please click here

18th May 2017
TEACH! Conference 2017 

The TEACH! Conference 2017 will take place form 1–3 September 2017 at Kingswood College in Grahamstown. The conference theme is Courageous Conversations.  

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16th May 2017

We have a special visitor to our campus today, Mr John Birch who became the Choirmaster and Organist at Kingswood in 1969 (just after the Chapel was built) and was appointed as the Director of Music in 1970.

Birch was the first Director of Music at Kingswood

15th May 2017

The Matric Dance was an elegant affair last night, and a special moment in time for our Matric Class.

Here are some photographs from the evening...

To see more please click here

15th May 2017

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12th May 2017

Blue Chip Schools programme is designed to reward schools committed to providing an environment that will enable young players to exploit their full potential as sportspeople and to become the best cricketers they can be. It is the vision of CSA to make cric

10th May 2017

Last year, eight of our Grade 6 pupils entered their 100 word stories in the SACEE (South African Council for English Education) Competition and we were notified during the holidays that Taryn Brown’s story, The Eighth Colour, was awarded a Gold Certif

8th May 2017

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Don't forget to swipe your BLUE MySchool cards during the month of May.

MySchool together with Woolworths Stores in PE, Grahamstown, Uitenhage, Jeffrey’s Bay & Humansdorp, is running a Mother’s Day promotion d

8th May 2017

Julia Kinghan's (Grade 11) artwork titled "A walk in the park" is on display in Mr Paul Guthrie's office this term.

What a magnificent artwork!

8th May 2017

We received the International Benchmarking Test Certificates for the IBTs that were written in October last year in the subjects of English and Mathematics by the then Grade 9 and 10 pupils.

Current Grade 10s (Written while in Grade 9) 


4th May 2017

To mark Workers' Day on 1 May, we held a special tea this morning in recognition of the support staff at Kingswood College.

We thank each and every one of these staff members who make an invaluable contribution to the running of the school.


4th May 2017


We had the distinct privilege of hosting Professor Rasoava Rijamampianina today at Kingswood College. Rijamampianina came to talk to our staff today about leadership and leading the way in an ever changing world.

He is the Director of

26th April 2017
2017 Kingswood Hockey: Co-Ed Festival Fixtures


Please click here for the programme.

25th April 2017

2017 MySchool & Smurfs The Lost Village: Swipe to Win a Smurf-Tacular Family Holiday in Dubai

The MySchool Smurf competition closes on Sunday 30th April.

MySchool cardholders are reminded to register online at www.myschool/ za an

25th April 2017
Kingswood College Head, Jon Trafford, will be visiting the USA/UK during May where he will attend OK Club functions.   Please RSVP to the coordinators at the various venues. Two of the USA venues will be announced once there is better clarity on the number of att
25th April 2017

We are proud to announce that MTN has zero-rated the School Communicator! This means that any user on the MTN network will not pay for data usage on the School Communicator.

Click on the link
14th April 2017

The Birch's clothing factory on Frere Street has burnt down. The fire has destroyed the factory, offices, store rooms and an adjacent family home next to the factory. Based on reports, the fire started at around 18h00 yesterday evening (13 A

12th April 2017




Past pupil, parent, Manager of the Wyvern Club, President of the OK Club, Marketing Manager and incredibly loyal servant to this College we bid farewell to

10th April 2017

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4th April 2017

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4th April 2017


 On Friday last week nine pupils, a teacher and the Chaplain of Kingswood College climbed in a bus and headed out for the weekend as the Chapel Outreach Team. Their mission: to bring hope and joy and share God’s love. 


27th March 2017

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21st March 2017

Mr Trafford's Weekly Newsletter

20th March 2017

Senior Rugby started off with a bang today as we faced off against Muir College in a number of fixtures.

It was an exciting day of rugby and Kingswood College fields were the place to be.

All teams won their games and the 1st XV won

20th March 2017

On Friday 17 March the "Top 5 Club" gathered in the Museum to celebrate their academic endeavours.

This year's Academic Dinner guest speaker was Prof George Euvrard (Dean of Education at Rhodes University).

Our Master of Ceremonies for the ev

17th March 2017


We are extremely fortunate to have been given sponsorship from Xerox for our 1st XV Squad for the next three years. This will include sponsorship for our squad in 2019, when the school will be celebrating its 125th Birthday!

"Xerox are proud to

17th March 2017

"If you want to learn to swim, you have to throw yourself in the water" - Bruce Lee

This term we have introduced swimming as part of the Grade 0 programme. The children are all being taught by Nikki Kemp, and have all been attending lessons twice a w

17th March 2017

Next week the College will have the pleasure of welcoming Fabian Gregory, National Hockey Coach to our school. He will be running a Level 0 Hockey Coaching Course for all our hockey coaches at Kingswood College and will be having ses
17th March 2017

“The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind.” – Maria Cristina Mena

Music at the College moved to a new place this week with the arrival of a grand piano for the Chapel.


14th March 2017

(L-R) Georgia Cadle, Kate von Holdt and Sani Ndlebe

The annual National Science Festival included many events this year, the purpose of which is to promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, techn

13th March 2017

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12th March 2017


This morning our Foundation Weekend culminated in the Foundation Day Chapel Service. It was a historic occasion as Old Kingswoodians and current Kingswoodians came together to worship and celebrate the 123rd year of the College

12th March 2017

“All the world's a stage.” - William Shakespeare

Last night the Junior House plays took place in the Foundation Hall. The boys and girls came together to put on various productions in their respective houses.

They have been workin

11th March 2017

As part of the Foundation Weekend celebrations, the Junior and Senior School had a special celebratory dinner last night.

This was attended by numerous staff members, as well as the pupils.

Mr Johnny Goldberg (Old Kingswoodian Club President) did the

11th March 2017

Celebrations for Kingswood College"s 123rd birthday continued this evening at the Foundation Weekend Music Concert.

What a momentous occasion that was enjoyed by all. 

To view a clip from the concert please click here and s

10th March 2017

This morning marked the start of our Foundation Day Weekend! The whole school gathered together in Chapel this morning to begin the celebrations.

This is always a wonderful service as the Kingswood Junior pupils carry in birthday balloons an

10th March 2017

Just close your eyes and make believe...

The Kingswood College Pre-Primary had a Pirate Day today at school and the boys and girls went all out in putting together their pirate outfits.

After a lesson with their teacher, Mrs Wilmot o

9th March 2017


The Kingswood College Grade 1s did a number of different science experiments in class yesterday, and we are sure that after this experience, many of them will aspire to become and be scientist themselves!

8th March 2017

Demolition on the old “Hobson House” building started this week.

This building project will create a new state of the art boarding
environment for our Junior Girls and the scheduled date for completion is in 2018!

This proj

8th March 2017

The Kingswood College Juniors were beaming with smiles and excitement as they got ready to go to the first day of Scifest Africa, South Africa's National Science Festival held here in Grahamstown!

This years festival theme is "Tour de Science" as it

8th March 2017

Emma Sadleir will be visiting Grahamstown on 20 March to talk to pupils from Kingswood College, St Andrew's College, St Andrew's Preparatory School as well as the Diocesan School for Girls.

Sadleir, who is a media law consultant will be doing presentations to

7th March 2017

College Head's Newsletter for 07 March - Click here to download

6th March 2017

The Rhodes University Scifest Quiz will take place during the annual Scifest Africa Festival taking place this week.

Three of our girls have made the finals (pictured above from L-R):
- Georgia Cadle
- Kate van Holdt
- Sani Ndlebe

6th March 2017

Medals from Sarah Baartman High School Athletics Meeting were handed out at assembly this morning.

Well done to the following:

U14 Jessica Puatz – Gold Long jump
U14 Dwayne Pharo – 100m and long jump ( both were new records)<

6th March 2017


A photograph of the girls who made EP Water Polo:

U21: Ladies EP: Luana de Sousa
U18: Tilabo Williamson; Bianca Walker
U17: Bianca de Klerk; Amy Mills; Ciana Daniels

1st March 2017


"We rise by lifting others" - Robert Ingersoll

Two weeks ago our Grade 2 classes brought shoes they were no longer wearing from home to donate to those who are less fortunate than they are.

This morning they handed the shoes ov

1st March 2017

Our congratulations must go to both Morgan Baxter and Luke Kelly for their recent achievements in Squash.

They attended the Bloemfontein Squash Open where they were both ranked number 6 in South Africa for Squash in their respective age groups:

1st March 2017

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23rd February 2017

The 2017 Foundation Day will be held from 10 - 12 March.

Please click here for the Foundation Day Programme

22nd February 2017

On Friday 17 February 2017 the Barratt Lecture complex of Rhodes University was the scene of the sixth annual ‘Rhodes University Mathematics Experience’ (RUME).

Our congratulations must go to Thomas Stott, who

22nd February 2017


Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected to represent various Eastern Province teams at the Senior Water Polo Currie Cup competition in March:

EP Ladies:
Luana De-Sousa-Carvalho (Goalkeeper)

EP U18A:

21st February 2017

College Head's Newsletter for 21 February - Click here to download

21st February 2017

Four of our Kingswood College Junior School pupils travelled through to Port Elizabeth yesterday to take part in the Exclusive Books Lit Quiz at St George's. 

The Kid’s Lit Quiz is an international literature competition for stud

21st February 2017


Last night we held our New Pupils' Induction Ceremony. It was a special evening that marked for many, the start of their new journey at Kingswood College. It was a special occasion, and one which those who were inducted will hold close to thei

20th February 2017

Congratulations to the following pupils who received their Bronze Standard of the President's Award at assembly today:

Imma Joubert

Danielle Griesel

Kate van Holdt (absent from picture)


20th February 2017

The 23rd Independent Girls' Tennis Tournament was held over the weekend of 17th – 19th February at St Anne’s in Hilton.

The first match was against Roedean from Johannesburg, we went down 4 games to 5. In the second match of the day we pl

14th February 2017

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13th February 2017

Congratulations to Imma Joubert, Tilabo (Elizabeth) Williamson and Liyema Ncgete on receiving their Academic Colours in Assembly this morning! 

13th February 2017

Yesterday afternoon our Valentine's Concert took place at the Cohen Quad.

The rain managed to stay away, the music was good and the audience seemed to enjoy the occasion.

Thank you to the Interact Club for running the tuckshop and to the Conc

13th February 2017

The Kingswood 1st XI travelled to Woodridge on Saturday for their annual school encounter.

Woodridge won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first on what looked a good batting pitch. The young Kingswood bowlers worked tirelessly for 67 overs before Woodri
8th February 2017

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford, and providing transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals. The Rhodes Trust provides the Rhodes Scholarships

7th February 2017

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6th February 2017
The Albany Junior Tennis Association held its tournament on the weekends of the  27th - 29th January and 3rd - 5th February. Kingswood College was well represented across the various age groups with no less than 50 of our tennis players entering. It was a great way
6th February 2017

Kingswood College once again hosted a successful edition of the annual Brian Baker Water Polo tournament this last weekend. The first game of the tournament was played early on Friday afternoon, while the final came to an exciting con

6th February 2017




Georgia is fondly spoken of by her teachers. She is a diligent young lady who shows great tenacity towards her studies. She frequent

6th February 2017


(Awards based on marks received Term 3 – 2016)


GRADE 8 (2016)

Headmaster’s Commend

4th February 2017





3rd February 2017

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

The Brian Baker Tournament has started off with a bang this afternoon, and we look forward to hosting all the schools taking part.

We are sure that it will

3rd February 2017

During the course of this week, the 2017 Prefect body spent an afternoon at the Ziyazama Creche in the Joza Township, here in Grahamstown.

The purpose of the visit was to help prepare the Prefects for a talk they were going to give the school on Grat

3rd February 2017


Janey Krige, a Kingswood College pupil recently took part in the 2017 Inter-Provincial Competition and Protea Team Trials.

Her trainer, Ms van der Westhuizen had the following to report on Janey's achievemen

1st February 2017

James Kelly, a Grade 10 learner at Kingswood College participated in the Tennis South Africa, Port Elizabeth Brian Bands Tournament 1 from the 6-10 December 2016.

He competed in the Men's Gold section and came 19th out of 32. The was followed up with

1st February 2017

Please click here for the Brian Baker Water Polo Tournament programme!

30th January 2017


The Grade 12 Accounting class went on an outing to Port Elizabeth on Friday 27th January.

First up was a stop at Mastertons Coffee, where the present owner Ryler Masterton gave a talk on how the operation is run and the effect of the e

30th January 2017

Catch Up Awards were awarded at assembly today:

Abongile Klaas

Francoise Marais
Sixolise Nyangiwe

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30th January 2017

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23rd January 2017

L-R; Conna van Blerk, Bryce Butterworth, Nealy Lombaard, Nthabiseng Sibeko, Matthew Strachan, Bianca Walker, Nicholas Wilmot, Lebone Tekane, Hilton Wicks, Sarah-Jane Klopstra. Absent: Daniel Moore


Nthabiseng Sibeko&

23rd January 2017



This past weekend the 2017 Prefects attended a leadership and team building camp at Quest near Alexandria.

The leaders participated in a number of activities: assault course, shooting exercise, initiative tests, paintbal

23rd January 2017

The 2017 Kingswood College Bridging Year group recently came back from their annual Kleinemonde River Canoe Trail. The outing proved to be exactly what the group needed in terms of getting to know each other and settling in at school.

The trail started with 8

20th January 2017


We welcomed 25 new children to the Kingswood College Pre-Primary this week. Eight of these children joined the Grade 0 class and we have 17 new ones joining the Grade 00 class.

All the children seemed to have enjoyed themselve

20th January 2017

Andre de Villiers is a musician who has released many albums and tours all over South Africa and abroad, sharing in song and testimony about God's grace and love. He shares his story and songs in churches, schools and priso
19th January 2017

Our Grade 8s started off their journey at Kingswood with an Orientation Programme which spans over 3 days.

Some aspects which are covered during this time is:

- History of the School
- Expectations
- Orie

19th January 2017

The Kingswood 1st XI took part in the annual Grahamstown Cricket festival. The format of the festival was declaration cricket. Kingswood played 3 games in total and all games were played on Gane Field.

  10 January: Kingswood v St Andrews Bloem.   K
18th January 2017

This oil painting, done by Bianca de Klerk will hang in Mr Paul Guthrie's (Head: Senior School) office this term. Well done Bianca!

17th January 2017

On Monday, 16 January Kingswood College opened its doors to all its new pupils! It was an auspicious and highly anticipated occasion for both parents and pupils. 

We look forward to the start of the 2017 academic year!


30th December 2016

The Kingswood College matric class of 2016 has produced a great set of results, and the top four pupils who have achieved over 80% overall averages have garnered a total of 25 distinctions between themselves. Kingswood has achieved a one h

29th December 2016

The Matric pupils can retrieve their final results from the IEB website at midnight (29/12/2016)

21st December 2016
Congratulations to Jimmy Sholto-Douglas (OK 2016) who has been selected for the u19 Warriors team to compete at the CUBS Week in January 2017, when the six franchise teams compete against one another. Pictured below, Jimmy (middle) is with Mr Murray Ranger (left) and Mr
12th December 2016

The 2016 Matric Results will be released at midnight on Thursday, 29 December. The Kingswood summary of results will be put up on the website and on social media platforms.

9th December 2016


Kingswood College will be proudly hosting the third annual Leadership Summit from 9-12 December.

The Kingswood College leadership team for 2017 will join approximately 70 pupils from 28 schools countrywide for training in peer-to-peer

6th December 2016

College Heads Newsletter for 6 December - Click here to download

28th November 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 28 November -Click here to download

22nd November 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 21 November -Click here to download

21st November 2016

Awards Assembly – 21st November 2016



Certificates of Merit

- Tiisetso Dimati

- Bandile

21st November 2016



Jimmy Sholto-Douglas


Jimmy has been a valuable member of the 1st XI since January 2014. He has also represented his province in every age grou

14th November 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 14 November -Click here to download

14th November 2016

VENUE: Pollock Field

DATE: 12 November 2016

FORMAT: 50 overs

TOSS: Kingswood (bat)

Kingswood won the toss and decided to bat on a good looking pitch. The Kingswood opening pair of Justin Potgieter and Aidan Hawkesworth were made to wor

14th November 2016



Courage and determination can make miracles. I know of no better example than what Sanelisiwe has achieved in Athletics at Kingswood since his Gr

14th November 2016

TERM 3 (14 November 2016

Service to First Aid


- Emma Albers

- Tshepie Seamatha

- Sher Singh


- Luke Kingwill

- Felix Weylandt


10th November 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 9 November -Click here to download

7th November 2016
Kingswood 1st XI v Queens College 1st XI   VENUE: Parry Davis Field Format: 50 overs Toss: Queens (bowl)   A young Kingswood 1st XI travelled to Queenstown on Saturday to take on Queens College. Queens won the toss and asked Kingswood to bat in overcast
7th November 2016

Pictured above (l-r): Matthew Jennings (debating colours), William Usher (public speaking colours) and Bradley Deysel (drama colours).

Cultural Awards Term 3 : 2016


Yonela Bukula
Loyd Dangazele

31st October 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 31 October - click here to download

29th October 2016

On Friday evening (28th October) the Academic Dinner was held in the Museum.  Grade 8-11 pupils who were in  the top five in their grade attended the dinner and were addressed by Guest Speaker Prof Owen Skae, the Director of the Rhodes University B

28th October 2016

We are proud to announce that the following pupils will represent the EASTERN PROVINCE in the following areas:

Water Polo

EP U18A Girls' - E. Fraser
EP U16A Girls' - L. Carvalho-De Sousa; B. De Klerk; T. Williamson
EP U15  Gi

27th October 2016

On Monday 17 October the outgoing Chapel Stewards were thanked for their ministry over the past year and the new Stewards were inducted. Four Senior Chapel Stewards continue and seven new Senior Chapel Stewards (pictured below) were appointed:


18th October 2016

Yesterday, 17 October 2016, a Grade 7 pupil, Gemma Lankaster, was awarded the prestigious Denzil Ficham Dux Scholar award.

18th October 2016


Bradley Moorcroft, current Headboy at Kingswood College was awarded the prestigious Dux Scholar award at our Prizegiving Ceremony today!

Congratulations Bradley!

18th October 2016

Yesterday afternoon, 16 October 2016,  we bid an official farewell to our Matric Class of 2016 at their Valedictory Service in the College Chapel.

It was a moving service, and marks the end of an era for these young individuals.

We wish them all

17th October 2016

Yesterday morning the Confirmation Service was held in our Chapel.

It was wonderful to have Bishop Mbete preside over the Confirmation Service on Sunday and we congratulate those who were confirmed and wish them well as they continue their spiritual journeys.

17th October 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 17 October -Click here to download

17th October 2016

The annual Kingswood Sports Dinner took place in the High Performance Centre last night. It was certainly an evening to remember for Kingswood's sportsmen and sportswomen who, together with their parents, witnessed what was truly a celebration of sport at Kingswood.

17th October 2016

The Leavers Dinner for the Class of 2016 took place in the High Performance Centre this evening. It was indeed a proud moment for a large group of OKs whose sons and daughters will soon be Old Kingswoodians as well.

14th October 2016

This evening marked the opening of the Kingswood College Art Exhibition and Drama Presentation, as part of the Parents' Week Programme.

It was an auspicious occasion that saw pupils showcase their talents in the dramatic arts, arts, and music spheres.

14th October 2016

The Prep pupils enjoyed a great day this morning skipping, sprinting, racing in sacks as well participating in various other activities. The pupils also enjoyed cheering up their parents during the parents race. It was great seeing so many parents supporting their ch

14th October 2016

The Prep Department hosted an Open Time this morning, the parents spent time in classrooms looking through the pupils work. Some parents were treated to recorded orals/speeches that were done during the term. The pupils were very excited to show off their work.

14th October 2016
ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS - 12 October 2016   Sports Day brought down the curtain on yet another successful season for our junior athletes. Excited pupils turned up at Gane field to show off their skills, compete with their friends and cheer from the stands. &nb
14th October 2016

The results are in!

Winners of this year's Sports Day was Chubb House with 274 points!

The rankings were as follows:
1. Chubb 274
2. Jagger 270
3. Gane 251
4. Wood 235

14th October 2016
This morning, Friday 15 October, the Prefect's Induction for 2017 was held in our College Chapel.   It was a momentous occasion, and we look forward to the next academic year under the 2017 leadership team. We thank the Leadership Team of 2016 for everything the
14th October 2016
  At Sports Day on Wednesday 12 October, were past winners of Victor Ludorum.
Pictured from L-R : Mike Wilmot, Gregg Rippon and Carey Hobson
13th October 2016

This morning at Assembly, Mr Guthrie presented Thomas Stott (picture above) with the Academic Honours Award for 2016.

Please click here for the full citation.    
13th October 2016
Academic and Music awards announced for 2016

As the start to Parents' Week, the 2016 academic and music achievements were announced at the Senior School Assembly on Thursday, 13 October 2016.

Congratulations to all the award winners listed below:

11th October 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 11 October 2016 - Click here to download

7th October 2016

Please find the programme for the Matric Valedictory Service


6th October 2016

Tuesday, 04 October 2016, was the Grade 1s Go M.A.D. Day.

They Made A Difference by handing over the beautiful caterpillar calendars they had carefully crafted, to the Matrics of 2016, to wish them well for their exams and the future and to thank them for all

3rd October 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 3 October 2016 - Click here to download

28th September 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 26 September - Click here to download

26th September 2016

Kingswood College is extremely proud and happy to announce the 2017 Heads of School pupils.

Headboy - Hilton Wicks from Maclear, EC.
Headgirl - Tina Madasa from East London, EC
Deputy Headboy - Nathan Stone from Grahamstown, EC.<

23rd September 2016

Kingswood College pupils and staff celebrated Heritage Day in style. 

Click on this photo gallery for photos

22nd September 2016

Press Release - 22 September 2016
Title: Adv Thuli Madonsela speaks at Kingswood College

On Wednesday evening, 21 September 2016, the annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture was held at Kingswood College, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. It was an

22nd September 2016

SABC Coverage 22 September 2016

Photos from the event below: 





19th September 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 19 September 2016 - Click here to download

14th September 2016

The outgoing Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela will deliver this year's Neil Aggett memorial lecture on "Standing up against Injustice"

Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Venue: Kingswood Chapel
Time: 19h00

Parents, OKs and friends o

13th September 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 12 September - click here to download

31st August 2016

2016 Parents' Week Updated Programme - click here


31st August 2016

College Head's Newsflash - 31 August 2016 - please click here

28th August 2016

Jessica Anne Harris, a MSc Chemistry student supervised by Professor Nyokong, is the proud 2016 South African Women in Science Awards (WISA) winner.

Harris completed a BSc in 2013 (Chemistry and Physics) and

4th August 2016

The President's Award is a programme that envisions to develop the youth in the following spheres; skills development, physical recreation, adventurous journeys and community service. 

Special congratul

3rd August 2016

Kingswood College will be hosting an inaugural Music School of the Future Conference from the 4th to the 6th of August 2016. The title of the conference is based on Prof Ed Sarath’s work at the University of Michigan. Ed Sarath is Prof

2nd August 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 1 August - Click here to download

1st August 2016
         Special congratulations to Courtney Trow (pictured above) for being awarded the Heather Hobson Shield for being the 2016 player of the year, the Luntu Ntloko Cup for being the captain of the 1st XI Hockey team and a Headmaster's C
1st August 2016

Special congratulations to Athenkosi Halom, Ewan Pieters, Lutho Nomoyi, Mark Mutuku,  Olehile Losaba, Sibabalwe Mzanywa and Thembinkosi Mangwana  for receiving their honours awards for rugby this morning at Assembly.

Honours award for Rugby –

31st July 2016

This morning our school held the 54th Chapel Anniversary Service in remembrance of Old Kingswoodians who lost their lives in the service of our country at war. The Kingswood Chapel lies on an east-west axis so that the first light of the day may creep through the arr

30th July 2016

Special congratulations to our 1st XV rugby team (official champions of Grahamstown) for winning their last game of the season against Graeme College this afternoon. This season, our team has produced great wins against St Andrew’s, Bi

27th July 2016

What I learned from the Mintek Experience

Following the provincial Minquiz competition, which was held at NMMU in late May, the Eastern Cape-NMMU team was chosen to travel to Johannesburg for the national finals. The Mintek Experience – a

26th July 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 25 July 2016 - Click here to download

26th July 2016

On Thursday 21 July we held our Mandela Day celebrations owing to these being postponed on Monday. Unfortunately, our partner school Mary Waters were unable to join us then. It was a fine occasion in celebrating Madiba’s life with poetry (in Afrikaans

22nd July 2016

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of” - Nelson Mandela

This week the Kingswood College President’s Award Unit facilitate

21st July 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 20 July - Click here to download

13th July 2016

Venue: City Lords, Kingswood College
Date: Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Final score: 22 Kingswood College – 5 Eton College

Kingswood College battled out on City Lords in an exciting night match against Eton College, the prestigious scho

11th July 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 11 July 2016 - Click here to download

11th July 2016

It is with great pride that we announce the following Grade 8 recipients of the 2017 Scholarships.

Kingswood Scholarship Recipients:

Appelt, Amelie        

Bedford, Matthew

Davis, Kye    &nb

11th July 2016

Best wishes to 7 of our 1st XV rugby players who will be representing the Eastern Cape Country District team at the 53rd Craven Week starting today (Monday, 11 July 2016) at Kearsney College in Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu –Natal.

11th July 2016

Kingswood College at the Independent Schools’ Rugby Festival

Venue: Bishops

Dates: 2 – 6 July 2016

Kingswood opposition – Michaelhouse, Penryn College and Bishops Diocesan College

Kingswood’s clean sweep a

11th July 2016
Kingswood College will be playing the visiting Eton College from England on City Lords on Tuesday, 12 July 2016.  

The kick-off for 1st XV match against Eton College is scheduled for 17h15 and the 2nd XV match will be play

6th July 2016


Special congratulations to the 1st XV rugby team for wining their final match against Bishops this afternoon. Final score 34 Kingswood -24 Bishops. Well done to the

23rd June 2016

This morning our school hosted Mr Brad Huddleston from the USA, he is a frequent guest on radio and television and author of Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance and The Dark Side of Technology: Restoring Balance in the

21st June 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 21 June - Click here to download

18th June 2016

Special congratulations to the 1st XV Rugby team for a back to back victory at home against St Andrew's College.

Final score 34 Kingswood - 22 St Andrew's College. 


16th June 2016
Kingswood's museum artefacts are being digitised at the moment. The camera used is capable of 100 megapixel, it's a Phase One digital back on an Alpa medium format camera with a Rodenstock lens. Apparently it's the only 100 megapixel phase one camera in Africa!  
15th June 2016

Congratulations to the pupils from Kingswood College, St Andrew's College and DSG who provided a wonderful programme of music at the K-Day Concert on Tuesday evening, 14 June, in our College Chapel. The variety of instruments played (piano,

14th June 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 13 June - Click here to download

10th June 2016


The K-Day fixtures have been finalised and hard copy programmes with team lists etc will be available on campus from Wednesday, 15 June. Due to road works between Gr

8th June 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 8 June - Click here to download

1st June 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 30 May - Click here to download

31st May 2016

The 2016 K-DAY countdown has begun and the fixture list will be finalised soon. We look forward to hosting Old Kingswoodians, parents and visitors on campus.

25th May 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 24 May - Click here to download

24th May 2016

The Eastern Province Minquiz Science Competition was hosted at NMMU on Thursday, 19 May 2016. The participating schools competed in the gold or platinum categories. Bradley Moorcroft came 1st in the individual quiz for the platinum category

20th May 2016

Guest Speaker - Prof Owen Skae - Director of the Rhodes Business School

  (L-R) Luke Kingwill; Prof Skae, Rufaro Maposa, Paul Guthrie (Head of Senior School)
    On Friday 20 May the Director the Rhodes Business School, Prof Owen Skae, g
20th May 2016

Thank you to our special grandparents for joining us for a morning of music, poetry and tea treats. It was also great to see Old Kingswoodians joining their grandchildren. The Junior School pupils loved hosting their grandparents on campus

Please click here f

19th May 2016
  The TEACH! Conference, organised and hosted by Kingswood College in Grahamstown since March 2011, is promising to be yet another success in 2016.   The theme this year is: "Growth Mindset and Grit for teachers and students".   Please check out th
18th May 2016

A reminder that Grandparents’ Day takes place on Friday 20 May.

We have always had a good turnout of Grannies and Grandpas at this event and we look forward to hosting you all again this year. The children are busy practising their pieces for the entert

16th May 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 16 May - Click here to download

12th May 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 12 May - Click here to download

9th May 2016
Last concert this evening at 19h30 at Grahamstown Monument
R40 for adults
R20 for students/pensioners available at the door or from Kim Bristow at Kingswood's Main Reception.

6th May 2016

Kingswood College Matric Dance 2016

The Kingswood College Matrics were treated to a “Night out in Paris” when they attended their Matric Dance at the 1820 Settlers’ Monument on Saturday night. The French themed décor formed an elegant

4th May 2016

This Creative City event takes place at the Grahamstown Monument on Sunday 8 May (16h00) and Monday 9 May (19h30). See the poster below for all the details.

Tickets are also available from Kim Bristow, at Kingswood's Main Reception. 

read more »

2nd May 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 2 May - Click here to download

2nd May 2016

On Monday 2 May during tea time the Kingswood College Support Staff were invited to a special tea to thank them for the work they do in the various areas of College life.  They are invaluable in ensuring the operational needs of the school take place on a daily

26th April 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 26 April - Click here to download

25th April 2016

This time around Hlakanipha Qangule's (Grade 11) art piece hangs in Mr Guthrie's office. The art piece is about a scene of city avenue at night. 

Pictured below, Hlakanipha is handing over his painting to Mr Guthrie.

13th April 2016

 To view the list of vacancies click on this link.

13th April 2016

Please click here for the second draft of the 2017 Term Dates 


13th April 2016

Please click on the image below to print the programme.

24th March 2016

Parents and pupils who are in the Port alfred/Bathurst area next weekend, Friday 1 April to Sunday 3 April, should pop in to the Kingswood stand in the main hall at the Bathurst Show.

Click here for more on the Bathurst Agricu

24th March 2016

Yesterday’s travel day was a hype of activity with some of our pupils departing campus for home as early as 4am. As most of our pupils begin their well deserved holiday, some of our sportswomen and men will be flying the Kingswood flag

22nd March 2016

19th March 2016

The top five academics in each grade at Kingswood (from the 2015 final examinations) were invited to attend the bi-annual Academic Dinner on Friday evening (18 March), to hear an inspirational address from guest speaker Dr Lindsay Kelland fr

18th March 2016

Kingwood College presented Bertolt Brecht's iconic play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” over the Foundation Weekend - 11,12 and 13 March 2016.

This was a huge task to tackle and the entire cast and crew should be immensely proud of what they presente

16th March 2016


15 Kingswood pupils, accompanied by 3 staff members, and Mr Tony Timm organising and driving the bus, have just completed the 12th Kowie Dash. This includes a hike down the Fish River, a canoe trail on the Kap River, and a walk, from Fish

15th March 2016

The preliminary scholarship selection process has been finalised and candidates have been informed of the result of the process.

If you have been invited please check details on the programnme below:

Click here for the Scholarship Exam Programme - Fri

15th March 2016

Please click here for the full rugby report of the match between Kingswood College and Queen's College

Please click here for the photo gallery of some of the action photos from the day.

14th March 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 14 March - Click here to download

10th March 2016

This week marks the 122nd anniversary of the foundation of Kingswood College in 1894. The College will over the weekend ( 11 – 13 March) celebrate the vision of our founders in a number of key functions. On Friday the school will atten

8th March 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 8 March - Click here to download


8th March 2016

Click here to open Foundation Weekend Programme


7th March 2016

Click here for the Computerised Sports Concussion Management form

4th March 2016
The Caucasian Chalk Circle 

We are delighted to invite you to this year’s school play, “The Caucasian Chalk Circle". This is a play by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht's epic theatre, the play is a parable about a

2nd March 2016
Old Kingswoodian, Mr Owen Gowar (OK 1975) presented a business talk to the whole senior school on Tuesday 16 February 2016. He was a previous Managing Director of Cadbury Schweppes before he joined the Food Distributor and Manufacturer Afribrand as CEO from March 1
29th February 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 29 February - Click here to download

23rd February 2016

On a rotational basis, Mr Guthrie hangs a pupil's art piece in his office. This week, Troy Pheko's painting was put up.

This form of art is Fauvism, the style of les Fauves (French for "the wild beasts"), a loose group of early twentieth-cent
16th February 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 16 February - Click here to download

16th February 2016

On Monday 15 February all the new pupils from Grade 8 to the Bridging Year were inducted in a ceremony in front of the whole school.  This ceremony reflects that they are now fully fledged Kingswoodians which comes with various responsibilities and expectations.

12th February 2016
My First Month

Today marks one month for me as the Chaplain at Kingswood College.  I thought it would be good to reflect on the past few weeks and share some news.

On a personal note, Terri and I have found Kingswood and Grahamstown to be a very friendl

8th February 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 8 February - Click here to download

3rd February 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 1 February - Click here to download

2nd February 2016

Kingswood College is offering scholarships to pupils of exceptional ability/talent in academics, sport and music who wish to enter the College in Grade 8 or Grade 10 in 2017.  

Please click here for more details.



28th January 2016

Kingswood College is pleased to offer the Henri De Villers Scholarship for entry to Grade 8 or Grade 10 in 2017. 

Please encourage qualifying pupils to apply. Click on the image to print:

Kingswood College Application Form -  C

27th January 2016

Click here for Mr Trafford's letter in respect to the Development Office.

27th January 2016

The Grade 8 pupils went on a hike on Mountain drive near the Grey Dam. When arriving at the Grey Dam, they sadly found that the beautiful picnic spot was full of litter. Instead of complaining about the litter problem, the pupils decided to

27th January 2016

During December 2015, Joshua Thorburn (Grade 12) took part in the Roof of Africa international extreme enduro motorcycle race. Taking place over three days at altitude in the mountains of Lesotho it is considered by many to be one of, if not the hardest enduro event

26th January 2016

Kingswood Chapel be using this platform to inform everyone about sermon series, SCA events, and goings-on around the campus and chapel.

Follow @chapel.kc  on Instagram! Or click on the image below to follow: 


25th January 2016

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 25 January - Click here to download

25th January 2016

(Pictured above L-R Bradley Moorcroft and Lutho Zono.)

The 2016 Heads of school recenlty addressed fellow pupils at at assembly. Here is what they had to say:


Good afternoon to you all today. The week has been filled with &ldqu

25th January 2016

This morning during a Senior School Assembly, various pupils received awards for Basketball, Swiming, waterpolo, Netball and Hockey. Special congratulations to Nthabiseng Sibeko for receiving an Honours award for Basketball and Sarah-Jane Klopstra for receiving an Ho

19th January 2016

College Head's Newsletter for 18 January - Click here to download

18th January 2016

During a special Chapel Service on Sunday 17 January 2016, the presiding bishop of the Grahamstown District, Bishop Andile Mbete inducted Reverend Timothy Marshall as the new College Chaplain. Prior to joining Kingswood, Rev Tim was at the W

18th January 2016

On Friday afternoon 15 January the prefects headed from a dull and grey Grahamstown to open blue skies at Kaba Farm the home of Quest Africa.

The weekend consisted of theoretical components of leadership cou

18th January 2016

Emma Fraser (Gr 11)

On a rotational basis, Mr Guthrie hangs a pupil’s art piece in his office. This week, Emma Fraser’s painting was put up.

Pictured below, Emma is handing over her painting to Mr Guthrie.

13th January 2016

The start of the 2016 academic year kicked-off with the New Pupils Day on Monday, 11 January 2016. The new pupils had an opportunity to meet with Heads, Teachers, Housepersons and importantly the new pupils began forging long-lasting friendships with their peers. &nb

6th January 2016

Please click here for the 2016 Programme

30th December 2015

The Matric Class of 2015 has produced great results and this year's results continue to reflect our pupil’s ability to pursue their chosen post school careers.  

Kingswood College pays homage to t

3rd December 2015

Kingswood College continues to pioneer leadership training for youth through the innovative “By Youth For Youth” (BY4Y) initiative. Following the great success of the inaugural BY4Y summit last year, this year’s summit kick

1st December 2015

College Head's Newsletter for 30 November - Click here to download

25th November 2015

Giving back to Kingswood is an important mindset for the sustainability of the school and over the years the school as been fortunate to have generous donations in various forms.  A group of the matric class of 2015 took the initiative

24th November 2015

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 23 November - Click here to download

23rd November 2015

Kingswood College congratulates Tina Madasa (Grade 10 pupil) for being elected Vice President of the Grahamstown Youth Committee.

The President's Award AGM was held at Kingswood College on the 4th of Novembe

23rd November 2015

Citation for Honours Award for Cricket - Daine Kruger 

Allistair McCaw controversially said the following which epitomises who Daine is as a sportsman:

“You can t

23rd November 2015

Citation for Honours Award for Water Polo - Nicola Biggs 

Nicola has represented the Kingswood 1st Girls’ Water Polo team on 117 occasions – in the process of d

13th November 2015

Click here for a gallery of photos from the delightful Prep Department play, Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits

9th November 2015

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4th November 2015

College Head's Newsletter for 2 November - Click here to download

31st October 2015

On Friday 30 October, the bi-annual Academic Dinner was held in the Museum at Kingswood.  Pupils from Grade 8 to 11 who finished in the top 5 academic positions at the end of term 2 were invited to attend.

Prof Harry Dugmore the

30th October 2015


The 15th annual Kingswood College Golf Day is scheduled to take place on Sunday 27 December 2015. Due to its popularity this has become one of the premier events on the Sunshine Coast calendar during the fes

27th October 2015


The Integrated Community Development Programme (ICDP) and Lebone House celebrated their 10th anniversary by hosting a function at the Wyvern on Monday, 26 October 2015.

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27th October 2015

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 26 October - Click here to download

22nd October 2015
  Four Kingswood pupils have been selected to represent EP cricket at the respective national weeks:    EP U15: Nicholas Wilmot (vice capt) and Caleb Daniels   EP U17: Jimmy Sholto-Douglas   EP U18: Daine Kruger
22nd October 2015

Mr Guthrie presented three Grade 11 pupils with Honours awards for academics at Assembly on Monday, 19 October 2015.

The Kingwood community congratulates Bradley Moorcroft, Cobus van Zyl and Luke Kingwill on

22nd October 2015

College Head's Newsletter for 19 October - Click here to download

21st October 2015

Click here for the latest newsletter from the Junior School Headmaster - 9 October 2015

19th October 2015

Best wishes to all the leaders for 2016. 

Head of School (Girl) Lutho Zono
Head of School (Boy) Bradley Moorcroft
Deputy Head of School (Girl) Ashleigh Meyer
Deputy Head of School (Boy) L

19th October 2015


The 2015/16 Chapel Stewards were inducted on Tuesday, 13 October. The Chapel Stewards have a key role to play in enabling a worship service which expresses Kingdom values of grace, love and unity. In the picture below, the newly appointed junior and se

13th October 2015

Senior School Head's Newsletter for 12 October - Click here to download

11th October 2015

Twenty eight (28) Senior School pupils were confirmed today in the Chapel. The Kingswood pupils’ confirmation journey commenced in February this year. The Confirmation classes covered topics such as prayer, quite time, meditation, and

8th October 2015

The Kingswood Junior School took part in the Sasol Forever Environmental Quiz Competition and submitted a portfolio of work entitled, Our Carbon Footprint for the semi-final round of the competition.&

8th October 2015
  At this morning's Academic Awards Assembly a number of pupils were recognised for the their academic excellence as well as academic endeavour.  In part of his address prior to the Assembly, the Head of the Senior School, Mr Paul Guthrie, shared a quote,&nbs
8th October 2015


Click here for Mr Trafford's latest newsletter.

5th October 2015

Rev Tim Marshall - January 2016

Following a lengthy process involving both Kingswood and the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, it is with considerable pleasur
29th September 2015

Jan Serfontein has close Kingswood connections; he is the great grandson of a legendary Old Kingswoodian, former Kingswood Headmaster and rugby Springbok, Jack Slater. In 2012, soon after he had been

28th September 2015


The College Head, Mr Trafford announced the 2016 Heads of School pupils this morning in the Chapel. The Headboy is Bradley Moorcroft and the Headgirl is Lutho Zono, and their deputies are Lutho Nomoyi

28th September 2015

Click here for Mr Guthrie's latest newsletter  

25th September 2015

Hirsch, SF Edwards and Sammy Gunn Athletics Meeting 2015

Queens College hosted this year’s athletics meeting on Thursday, 24 September 2015. This prestigious at

24th September 2015

Happy Heritage Day...whether their family roots are Asian or European, African or American, Xhosa, Zulu or San at Kingswood we are united in our diversity.

24th September 2015

Click here for Mr Trafford's latest newsletter.

21st September 2015

David Denton, (pictured below), who finished at Kingswood in 2008, is representing Scotland at the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup in England. The Kingswood family congratulates David on his latest milestone and we wish him well at the World Cup.

18th September 2015


Kingswood College is honoured to host Adrian Birrell, the Assistant Coach of the South African Cricket team (Proteas). Adrian is a former South African first class cricketer and former Ireland cricket

15th September 2015

The Kingswood Junior School hosted the Independent School’s Athletics Meeting today. Kingswood competed against St George’s, Woodridge, DSG and SAP. Our boys and girls held their own against strong competition and the following l

14th September 2015

Click here for Mr Guthrie's latest newsletter

14th September 2015

Please click here for the updated programme



11th September 2015

The Gauteng Old Kingswoodian Club is inviting you to a Golf Day and an Annual Dinner on 2 October 2015.

Please click here for more details.







10th September 2015

Megan Foord (Gr 11)

Every few weeks, Mr Guthrie hangs a pupil’s art piece in his office. This week, Megan Foord’s painting of an Australian landscape was put up.

10th September 2015

Click here for Mr Trafford's latest newsletter.

7th September 2015

A large number of pupils received certificates for their success in the English De Beers Olympiad and Afrikaans AKTV Olympiads and the picture below reflects a group of pupils with their respective certificates.


7th September 2015

Kuhle Gontshi, (pictured below with Mr Guthrie) who was involved in a bus accident on the 2nd of July shared about her recovery journey at Assembly this morning. Importantly, Kuhle acknowledges God’s hand and grace for her amazing reco

27th August 2015

The Kingswood campus has been quiet during the August holidays, but things are gearing up for the start of the Spring Term!  Matrics will start their four day long Maths Workshop tomorrow Friday 28 August)  - an annual event where the Maths Department dedic

24th August 2015

Kingswood Grade 11 pupil, Cobus van Zyl, (pictured right) has achieved outstanding results in the annual ATKV Gebruiksafrikaans Olympiad, scoring 90%. This Olympiad is written by pupils from South Africa and Namibia who study Afrikaans as a First Additional

6th August 2015

Click on this poster for a printable version :

5th August 2015

For photographs of the reunions held over the weekend 31 July - 2 August - click here

40 years of Kingswood Girls

Class of 1975

Class of 1985

5th August 2015

Click here for Mr Trafford's last newsletter of the term

5th August 2015

The Kingswood Concert Band leave on tour today, heading for the Free State where they will be playing a combined concert with the Bloemfontein City Youth Orchestra on Saturday evening.  The tour is called "The Free State Tour - an elevation of the spirit", and t

28th July 2015

Up until 1972, Kingswood College was an all boys school.  It was in 1972, that the then-headmaster, Mr John Gardener announced that the College would, from 1973, take girls up to Standard 1 (now Grade 3) and into the post-matric year, and then the following year

27th July 2015

Click here for Mr Guthrie's latest newsletter

24th July 2015

Please note that the following fixtures have been cancelled :
ALL Rugby vs Daniel Pienaar (cancelled by Daniel Pienaar on the basis of the predicted bad weather and the waterlogged state of their fields)

U14B and U16C Girls Hockey vs Nico Malan


23rd July 2015

Great excitement has the countdown to the OK Reunions due to take place next weekend starts. Click here for details

23rd July 2015

Although the weather predictions for this weekend indicate cold and wet conditions across the Eastern Cape, all senior school sports fixtures at home and away will go ahead as presently advised.  We will, however, be keeping an eye on conditions, and should it b

23rd July 2015

Click here for Mr Trafford's latest newsletter

20th July 2015

For photos of the Matric Farewell this weekend, click here

16th July 2015

Kingswood Grade 12 pupil, Neschay Dullabh has qualified for the third round of the South African Maths Olympiad, putting him in the top 100 senior maths pupils in the country!

In March, all Kingswood Maths pupils wrote the Maths Olympiad exam, with a

15th July 2015

Judge Albie Sachs delivered the ninth Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture on "Standing up against injustice" at Kingswood this week.  The lecture, usually held to co-incide with Heritage Day in September, was brought forward this year to accommodate Judge Sachs who was

14th July 2015

Mr Guthrie's latest Newsletter is now available - click here

10th July 2015

Kingswood to welcome Justice Albie Sachs for 2015 Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture 2015

The Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture for 2015 will take place on Monday 13 July when Kingswood will welcome the guest speaker, former activist and Constitutional Court Judge, Albi

9th July 2015

Calling all Old Kingswoodians, past parents and Kingswoodian friends in the USA!  Please see the details of events on the East Coast.  If you would like to attend, you can contact Old Kingswoodian, Kelly Hilton-Green on, or phone

7th July 2015

This weekend, there will be several Kingswood functions in Zambia - something for current parents, prospective parents, Old Kingswoodians and all members of the Kingswood family!  See the details below, and please join us for any of the events in your area! (Cli

2nd July 2015
Three Kingswood pupils Veer Bills, Zinathi Mbenyana and Kuhle Gontshi were involved in a bus accident early morning hours of Thursday 2 July.    The injured pupils - Back row, from left to right: 1st from left is Veer Bills, Zinathi Mbenyana (3rd from left
23rd June 2015

Mr Guthrie's latest newsletter is now available here


18th June 2015

We have just received news that a Kingswood pupil, Taryn-Maie Wille (pictured below), has again been selected for the Eastern Province Duathlon Team that will be going to represent EP at the SA Championships in Bloemfontein (Cricket Oval, University of the Free State

15th June 2015

This video clip of K-Day preview was aired on Expresso, the SABC 3 magazine show, on Friday 12 June.

Here is the link for the clip, please share:

12th June 2015

Every few weeks, Mr Guthrie hangs a new piece of pupil art in is office.  This week, Grade 11 pupil, Holly Eichhoff's painting of Jimmi Hendrix was put up.  Here Holly is handing over her painting to Mr Guthrie.

10th June 2015

The OK Shop will be open for all Kingswoodian supporter clothing!

Times : Friday 12 June from 8am-5pm and again on 13 June Saturday from 9am-11am.
Venue : Wyvern Club 

The two rugby 1st XV captains, Tom Lane of St Andrew's and Josh Shelley o

8th June 2015

Click here for Mr Guthrie's lastest newsletter

4th June 2015

Click here for a gallery of photos of Grandparents Day 2015 at the Junior School.

3rd June 2015

Kingswood announces speaker for Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture 2015

The guest speaker for Kingswood College's annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture for 2015 has been announced.  The lecture, to be held in the College Chapel on 13 July, will be delivered

3rd June 2015

New Director of Marketing to start at Kingswood in August 2015

Following an extensive search and interview process, it is with considerable pleasure that the College announces the appointment of Mr Mfundo Ncube as the new Director of Marketing. Mr Ncube wi

25th May 2015

Mr Guthrie's latest newsletter is now available here

25th May 2015

For Kingswood Parents : Booking an appointment for Teacher Meetings on 12 June

Click here for instructions on how to book a time to see specific teachers on the 12th of June. It is a web-based programme called SuperSaaS. Please ensure that you select the corr

22nd May 2015


Parents of children who are currently in Grade 7, but moving to Grade 8 at Kingswood in 2016, are invited to attend an Information Evening on Wednesday 3 June at 18h00 at the Wyvern.  The presentations will give cover the academic and

20th May 2015

Click here for Mr Trafford's latest Newsletter for 20 May.

16th May 2015

A team of three Kingswood have won the Platinum tropy for Top School in the Province at the  provincial MINQUIZ finals, previously called MINTEK!  The team consisting of James Taljard, Neschay Dullabh and Jamie Nicholas represented Kingswood at the quiz eve

13th May 2015

Mr Guthrie's Newsletter is now available here

30th April 2015

The annual Kingswood Moonlit Fiesta will take place on Friday 1 May at the Wyvern on City Lords.  The event is a favourite with Grahamstown families for entertainment, music, good food and lots of fun.  Starting at 5.15 pm until late - there will be a R5 en

2nd April 2015

Thirty lucky Kingswood pupils will be departing for their Cultural Tour of Europe on Monday 6 April.  Follow their adventure on the Tour Blog.  The full itinerary for the tour can be found here

2nd April 2015

Click here for the IEB Matric Timetable for 2015

31st March 2015

Click here for the last newsletter for Term 1, from Mr Guthrie.

26th March 2015

Click here for the mid-year exam timetable : 18 May - 5 June 2015

16th March 2015

Kingswood College will be hosting their second Business Focus Week from 20-26 March 2015 with some excellent speakers and events on the programme.  

Organiser, Neil Hartzenberg who is the HOD of Business Studies at Kingswood, has lined up  Mr David

16th March 2015

Click here for Mr Guthrie's latest Newsletter for 16 March 2015.

13th March 2015

Support Grahamstown Hospice in a 5km fun run to be held next Saturday 21 March.  See the poster for details :

12th March 2015

Three Kingswood pupils received Academic Honours this week at an academic award ceremony held in the Chapel to recognise pupils for their academic success and diligence.  Ariana Watkins, Ashleigh Purdon and Meagan Koffie received Honours certificates accompanied

11th March 2015

Click here for Mr Trafford's latest newsletter for 11 March.

9th March 2015

The top five academics in each grade at Kingswood (from the 2014 final examinations) were invited to attend an inaugural Academic Dinner on Friday evening, to hear an inspirational address from guest speaker Professor David Sewry, Dean of Commerce at Rhodes Universit

23rd February 2015

Click here for Mr Guthrie's latest newsletter for 23 February 2015

20th February 2015

The Kingswood Prep Department enjoyed a wonderful ‘Story Time’ hour on the lawns of the Junior School quad in beautiful weather on Wednesday evening. Boys and girls arrived in pyjamas with teddy bears and a snack, and settled in for a most enjoyable time.

18th February 2015

Kingswood Grade 11 pupil, Lutho Zono has been awarded her Bronze level President's Award after completing all the requirements in the four categories of the programme.  For her Service hours, Lutho worked with the children at Lebone House and the Little Red Drag

17th February 2015

Click here for the latest newsletter from Mr Trafford for 17 February 2015

13th February 2015

Join our musicians for the Valentine’s Concert  on Sunday 15 February at 15h00 in the Cohen Courtyard.

Performances by the Jazz Band, Senior Choir, VP String Ensemble, Graeme College, soloists, and more….

Interact Club is running a t

13th February 2015

Kingswood College will be holding marketing presentations in Port Elizabeth on 17 February, and East London on 24 February.  See below for details of venue and times.  These functions will be held in conjunction with a get together for past and present pare

9th February 2015

Click here for the latest newsletter from Mr Paul Guthrie.

9th February 2015

Connections Quartet, from France, is touring South Africa and we are very pleased that they are spending an afternoon with us at the Music School on Wednesday 18 February.  Adam Campbell (OK 2012) and his teacher, Cécile Dubois, are members of the Quartet

8th February 2015

Carey and Dee Hobson are attending the Broadhurst Schools Expo in Gaborone, Botswana this weekend, and have been able to meet many children who are keen to come to Kingswood.

Parents who would like to meet the College Head, Mr Jon Trafford and hear more about

6th February 2015

Shirley Fletcher is a fixture on the Kingswood campus, and she's probably one of the most energetic staff members around!  So it was a bit of surprise to some to hear this week that she was celebrating her 80th birthday!  Octogenarian just doesn't seem a fi

4th February 2015

Project Read, which is part of the Lebone Literacy Programme, is in need of volunteers to work for an hour a week with Grade 1 children from St Mary’s Primary School. Sessions take place from 10.15 – 11.15 on weekday mornings, an

4th February 2015

Kingswood invites pupils who would like to enter the College in Grade 8 or 10 in 2016 to apply to write our Scholarship Exam, or to make themselves available for an interview and testing if they have sporting and/or music talent. See below for details and deadlines.&

27th January 2015

Book early for this fun shebeen-styled Valentines Day event at the Wyvern!  It will be a lot of fun!

26th January 2015

Click here for the latest newsletter (26 January 2015) from Mr Paul Guthrie - Senior School Head

21st January 2015

Please click here for the College Head's Newsletter.

21st January 2015

Kingswood welcomed all new pupils and their parents on New Pupils' Day last Sunday.  A programme designed to introduce staff and the campus ran during the course of the morning, before a lunch for pupils and their siblings in the dining hall and for parents at t

21st January 2015
All new Kingswood staff were inducted at a ceremony held in the Chapel last Sunday evening.   Pictured below are:  L-R: Mr Braans; Sonia Nel-Laing – Administrative Assistant to the Junior School/School shop administrator; Rob Ambler - Sports Administr
19th January 2015

The Kingswood Sailing Club was placed 3rd  in the Club event at the 3rd Annual Gypsy Nationals held at Redhouse Yatch Club this weekend. Jon Theron (skipper) and Warren Sheil (crew) were placed 3rd in the Nationals and were the first scholars. Alister Baxter (sk

19th January 2015
Taryn-Maie Wille participated in numerous Triathlon and Duathlon events during the holidays and we are immensely proud of her achievements:   1st Place Lady:  Eastern Province Development Race:  2 November 2014 – Pollock Beach Sprint Distance 2.5
19th January 2015

On the afternoon of Friday, 16 January, the prefects headed from a wet and windy Grahamstown to Kaba Farm, the home of Quest Africa.

Pictured below: 2015 Kingswood College Prefects.


The weekend consisted of theoretical componen

31st December 2014

Kingswood has pupils from all over world, but the top matriculants this year are from the Eastern Cape.  

Ella Wilby is the top achiever with 8 distinctions with outstanding results for Mathematics 93%, Information Technology 92% and Visual Arts 92

29th December 2014

While most school children across the country were relaxing for their December holidays, 53 three pupil leaders from 21 schools in South Africa spent five days in a high-powered Leadership Summit held at Kingswood College at the start of the school vacation.  Th

8th December 2014

The New Pupils Reception Day will be held on 11 January 2015.  Click here for a programme.


1st December 2014

Click here for the last newsletter of the year - from Mr Guthrie.

28th November 2014

Click here for the latest issue of the Wacky Wyvern, the Kingswood Junior School newspaper.

25th November 2014

Mr Trafford's last newsletter for 2014 is now available - click here

25th November 2014

Click the link for a comprehensive and informative memorandum that has been issued by ISASA regarding the status and current threat levels of Ebola in South Africa.  Given that the holidays lie ahead, and pupils and their families will be travelling, it is recom

21st November 2014

Device requirements for GAfE and 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Kingswood College will start implementing the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) platform from 2015 ( Related to this we will also start the process

19th November 2014

Click here for Mr Guthrie's latest newsletter.

4th November 2014

Kingswood's Headgirl for 2014, Celeste du Toit has done her fair share of public speaking this year, but it has not just been "part of the job" for her!  She has honed her speaking skills through Toasmasters, and after receiving Colours for Toastmasters in 2012,

1st November 2014

Kingswood has partnered with four local schools in a groundbreaking twinning project that will connect them for the good of their staff, pupils and wider school communities. Kingswood, Mary Waters High School, St Mary's Primary School and the Little Red Dragon Pre-Sc

28th October 2014

At the Interact Dinner held last weekend, the new Interact Committee for 2015 was announced.  President of Interact will be Bronwyn Trafford and Vice President - Margaret Allanso (pictured right) and committee members are Ashleigh Purdon, Justine Bowker, Casey A

24th October 2014

The Kingswood Grade 7s attended their much-anticipated Viking Camp, held at Mosslands Farm, this week.  Viking extraordinaire and re-enactment specialist, Basil Mills and his team put a lot of effort into preparing the camp and equipment all in keeping with the

24th October 2014

Click here for a gallery of photos of the beautiful spring gardens at Kingswood! 

21st October 2014

Click here for a gallery of photos from the Junior School Sports Day

14th October 2014

Three Kingswood pupils were recognised with Academic Honours awards this week during the Parents' Week events.  At the Academic Awards Assembly held on Thursday, Grade 12 pupil Jeremy Richardson, and Grade 11 pupils, Louise Poole and Christie de Jager were award

12th October 2014

The 2014 Parents' Week (which this year includes a weekend!) started on Thursday morning with an Academic Awards ceremony in the Chapel at which pupils who have achieved in the classroom were recognised with Standards, Colours and Honours awards as well as Headmaster

12th October 2014

Last week the Prep Department (Grades 1-3) went on a spring picnic outing to the Botanical Gardens in Grahamstown. The children brought their picnic snacks and the weather played along presenting with a lovely spring day.  The recently revamped Grahamstown botan

10th October 2014

Kingswood leadership body for 2015

After the announcement of the Heads of School and their deputies two weeks ago, the rest of the Kingswood pupil leadership team for 2015 was announced in the College Chapel this morning.   The Headboy and Headgirl

9th October 2014

As the start to Parents' Week, this morning saw the presentation of a number of Academic Awards to Kingswood pupils in the Chapel.  Starting with Headmaster's Commendation awards, a recognition of pupils who have achieved an average diligence score of 6.43 out o

3rd October 2014

Kingswood pupils from Boys Village, Intermediate House and the Environmental Club left early last Sunday morning for the annual Rhino Run Challenge at Kenton-on-Sea. The weather was somewhat dubious but the chilly wind and threat of rain did little to dampen the chil

1st October 2014

A bright eyed waitress ready to serve your every need, delicious food arriving at a table with a smile, but what is really happening behind the closed doors of a restaurant kitchen?

Kingswood College presents The Kitchen. Come and enjoy an insight into a day

29th September 2014

College Head, Mr Jon Trafford announced the names of the 2015 Heads of School in the Chapel this morning.  Leading the pupil body next year will be :

Headboy : Jamie Nicholas
Headgirl : Ashleigh Purdon
Deputy Headboy : Shane Potgieter

29th September 2014

After five years of taking the top spot in the Rhodes University Enviro-Savvy Environmental Schools' Quiz, Kingswood came second at the annual event last week, with local school Mary Waters taking the first place.  Graeme College took third place and Ntsika High

23rd September 2014

The 9th annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture was delivered in the Kingswood Chapel this morning by Prof Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State (UOFS). With much humour and a good dose of wisdom, and even a tune on the piano, he

15th September 2014

Click here for Mr Trafford's first newsletter of the Spring Term.

15th September 2014

Parents interested in seeing the Kingswood campus in a guided tour with our College Head, Mr Jon Trafford are invited to join us for a Headmaster's Tour on Wednesday 24 September (Heritage Day) starting at 10h00 at the Wyvern where the tour will start.  There wi

11th September 2014

Click on the programme below for a printable version of the Parents Week activities :

(19 September : Please note change to cricket venues on Sat 11 Ocotober.  Also change of venue for the Grade 12 Leavers' Dinner to the HPC)

2nd September 2014

The guest speaker for Kingswood College's annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture has been announced.  The 2014 lecture, to be held in the College Chapel on Tuesday 23 September at 10h15 will be delivered by Vice Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free S

30th July 2014

Matric parents can see two galleries of photographs of events from this past weekend : the Grade 1-12 dinner and the Matric Farewell.  Click here and choose which gallery you want to see.

30th July 2014

The Kingswood Concert Band will be playing on the School House Lawns in a concert sponsored by Pam Golding Properties Grahamstown, and to benefit the activities of Lebone House.  Bring along a picnic basket (and picnic blankets or campi

24th July 2014

Senior School Head Mr Paul Guthrie has the pick of the Kingswood art for his study! He borrows pieces from pupils to display in the prime spot in his study for a few weeks, and Grade 11 pupil Callum Zwicky-Wardle's canvas, entitled "Karoo landscape" is the picture th

18th July 2014

All the pupils of Kingswood - both Junior and Senior - gathered this morning after collecting over 1 400 cans of food which will be donated to various organisations that feed needy children and the elderly.  While Kingswood pupils will be involved in community e

18th July 2014

On Wednesday 30 July, motivational speaker, sports psychologist and best selling author of ‘Raising Talent’ and ‘In the Zone’, Tim Goodenough, will be speaking at Kingswood. Kingswood parents are invited to attend this presentation in the Foun

26th June 2014

Three brave Kingswood boys participated in the annual Grahamstown "Polar Plunge" - an event where swimmers take a plunge into Grey Dam on 21 June to celebrate the winter solstice.  This is the 10th time that Grahamstonians have taken the plunge into water that i

23rd June 2014

Click here to see the special Corporate Golf magazine produced for our Gauteng Branch Old Kingswoodian Golf Day event that was held on 30 May 2014.  The publication was donated for the event by Corporate Golf magazine.  Grateful thanks to them for their sup

17th June 2014

Please note that the College will be closed over the July half term and that all our boarding facilities will be shut down. While this information has been communicated to you in a number communiqués from the school I thought it appropriat

11th June 2014

The Kingswood College Concert Band participated in Musequality’s Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Busk at Multiple Venues on Wednesday evening, joining with musicians across the globe.  In order to qualify, a group of 25 or more musicians need

11th June 2014


Please click here for a printable version of the document

The College has become aware that the South African Department of Home Affairs has announced new regulations pertaining to all those tr

22nd May 2014

The following Kingswood boys have been selected for EP teams:

EP Schools Hockey Boys - U14
Nicholas Wilmot

EP Country Districts Craven Week
Josh Shelley
Cameron Hertz
Davron Cameron

EP Country Districts Academy
Fanie v

21st May 2014

Kingswood sports sponsors launched

Kingswood College acknowledged generous sports sponsors on Saturday (17 May) as the derby day with Hudson Park from East London saw rugby and girls hockey fixtures played in front of appreciative spectators who braved the ch

8th April 2014

Click here to access the latest newsletter from the Senior School Head, Mr Paul Guthrie - with all the news, results and upcoming events.

24th March 2014

As part of KC Business Focus Week held 17 to 21 March, Kingswood, invited local Grahamstown schools to participate in a business simulation challenge facilitated by the Johannesburg School of Finance. During the simulation, learners competed in Peter van Ryneveld&rsq

24th March 2014

The Kingswood 1st XV played Queen's College at the Graeme Rugby day on a sweltering afternoon on Friday.  The match got off to a slow start, with both sides clearly adopting a watchful attitude towards each other.  A

17th March 2014

The MD and founder of Nando's, Robbie Brozin was at Kingswood today to address the Grade 11's and 12's on entrepreneurship and how he made Nando's an international business brand. His was the keynote address of the Kingswood Business Focus Week which started today.&n

11th March 2014

Click on this programme for a printable version the Foundation Weekend Programme for 2014 :

8th March 2014

Kingswood College will be hosting their first Business Focus Week from 17-21 March 2014 with some excellent speakers and events on the programme.  

Organiser, Neil Hartzenberg has lined up  Robbie Brozin, MD and founder of Nando's to address the sch

3rd March 2014

Please assist the 1st Girls Hockey tour to the Netherlands in April by supporting these fundraisers :

10th February 2014

Grade 11 pupil David Jones, was awarded with both Academic and Music Honours for his achievements last term.  He was described in his citation as an independent thinker with a "lively curiosity which makes him willing to question facts

30th January 2014

Please see details below of the upcoming scholarship exam and application details for entry into Grade 8 or 10 at Kingswood in 2015.  Click on the display for a printable version. 

24th January 2014

The Kingswood Junior School hosted a parents/teachers meeting this week as well as the AGM of the Kingswood Junior Parents’ Association (KJPA).  This active parent body has been responsible for many developments at the Junior School

21st January 2014

Talented Kingswood athlete Taryn-Maie Wille participated in the EP Triathlon Championships in Port Elizabeth yesterday and received a Gold medal for her time in her age category, and was also the second female in overall. Here are her times :

Swim 750m -

21st January 2014

New staff at Kingswood for 2014 were welcomed at a special service in the College Chapel on Sunday evening where they were inducted by Bishop Losaba, presiding bishop of the Methodist Church of South Africa. In a moving sermon, Bishop Losaba urged the new staff

31st December 2013

All the top matriculants from Kingswood in 2013 are from the Eastern Cape, with most of the top achievers being home-grown Grahamstonians! 

The top candidate is Jade Hart from Komgha with seven distinctions, and five of her subjects in the 90% range.&nbs

21st November 2013

Kingswood obtained excellent results in the ATKV Junior Afrikaans Olympiad written recently, with three of our pupils being ranked in the top ten in the province.  

Cobus van Zyl (Grade 9) was ranked 3rd in the Eastern Cape with a score of 90% follo

4th November 2013

Kingswood's magnificent new academic facility, the Cohen Building (pictured below) was officially opened during Parents' Week on 16 October.  Click here to read about the ceremony, and for more about the history of the building and its name.  There is

3rd November 2013

To all our present parents and any prospective parents in Nairobi and Arusha - please come along to our parent functions to meet with Mr Trafford and to enjoy an update on happenings at Kingswood this year.  Children are welcome. (Click on the advert below for a

2nd November 2013

The Kingswood Pre-Primary presented their end-of-year play "A Journey out of this World" on Friday 1 November - and what an 'out of this world' experience it was! With lots of stars, astronauts, rockets, robots, flying saucers girls, Martians and aliens- not to menti

25th October 2013

Click here for a photo gallery of the Junior School production of Annie

25th October 2013

The Kingswood Grade 7 class and their teachers set off on their annual Viking Camp last week, with everyone dressed up and in the mood! Swords and shields formed part of the dress and these came into good use when the teams held a real battle on the banks of the

25th October 2013

Sunday 27 October       18h30

Kingswood College Chapel 

Anyone who has attended a College Chapel service, or the Big Sing in the Cathedral, will know that at Kingswood we love singing.


25th October 2013

Saturday 26 October       19h00

Kingswood College Chapel 

The Karlsruhe Chamber Choir are in town this week. The Choir, directed by Stephan Aufenanger, consists of 40 high school singers from th

24th October 2013

Musikili Primary School, one of Zambia's top co-ed primary boarding schools situated in Mazabuka will be paying Kingswood a visit today on their tour of South Africa.  There will be cricket matches for the U10A and U12A on Dold Field, and Girls Tennis at th

17th October 2013

The Kingswood pupil leaders for 2014 were announced in the Chapel this morning.  The Heads of School and their deputies were announced two weeks ago, ahead of the voting process to determine the Heads of Houses and other College and Portfolio Prefects.  The

13th October 2013

The Junior School's much-anticipated production of "Annie", produced by Amy Booysen, is to have its first full performance for Kingswood pupils on Monday after a successful dress rehearsal for some of Grahamstown's senior citizens on Sunday.  The young performer

11th October 2013

Click here for the latest Parents' Week Programme.  Small changes have been made to tea venues in some cases, as well as the addition of the Subject Choice Information Session for parents of Grade 9 pupils going into Grade 10.  This will be on Wednesda

1st October 2013

The names of the four main pupil leaders for 2014 were announced in the chapel this morning, ahead of the voting process which will determine the head of houses and other pupil leaders.  The Headboy for 2014 is Fanie van der Westhuyzen and Headgirl is Celeste du

30th September 2013

Please note that the School Shop run by Dee Hobson will move to a spacious new venue which has been specially kitted out to the purpose.  The School Shop, where Dee sells items of school uniform, will open in the old Art Room (below the IT labs) on 7 Octobe

26th September 2013

There was great excitement on Wednesday morning when seventeen Kingswood College musicians departed from the Music School for the annual Eastern Cape Youth Orchestral Experience in Port Elizabeth.

Auditions for this worthwhile course were held i

24th September 2013

Grahamstown is privileged to be hosting Emme Sadleir, a specialist in social media and internet safety on Thursday, and Kingswood parents are invited to join with parents from St Andrew's and DSG to hear her address from 18h30-20h00 at the Lille Strong Hall at DSG if

23rd September 2013

On World Rhino Day - Sunday 22 September - a large group Kingswood Junior pupils participated in the Rhino Run, a country wide trail running event that was staged to raise funds and awareness for the war on rhino poaching.  The group, mostly

20th September 2013

Kingswood has taken first place in the Enviro-Savvy Environmental Schools' Quiz organised by Rhodes University for the fifth year in a row! The crack team of environmentally-savvy pupils consisted of Meghan Timm, Tim Plasket and Bhavik Daya, all in Grade 12, and Cele

16th September 2013

Kingswood will be holding an evening for present Kingswood parents and any prospective parents who would like to come and meet the College Head on Thursday 26 September 2013 at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club at 18h30.  Children are wel

13th September 2013

The Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture was delivered at Kingswood this morning by Jay Naidoo, Chairperson of the Board of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a global foundation headquartered in Geneva that is committed to addressing malnutrition facing two

4th September 2013

Natalie Ross, returned from the World Duathlon Championships that were held in Ottawa during August with an age-group duathlon world championship gold medal having won the 20-24 age category. Over 1000 athletes from 24 different countries competed in the World

28th August 2013

The idiom goes, "When the cats away, the mice will play", but at Kingswood this month, it's been a case of, "While the kids are away, the maintenance guys will work double time!".  School holidays are the time when Maintenance Manager Richard McNally and his tea

26th August 2013

The Kingswood College Council Chairman, Mrs Diana Hornby has announced the appointment of Mr Paul Guthrie as Head of the Senior School from 1 January 2014. The creation of this new position under the College Head Mr Jon Trafford, comes after some restructur

21st August 2013

Kingswood announces speaker for Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture 2013

The guest speaker for Kingswood College's annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture has been announced.  The 2013 lecture, to be held in the College Chapel on Friday 13 September will

19th August 2013

Please note that we have been experiencing problems with our email line since Thursday 15 August. We hope to have it resolved today (Monday 19 Aug) but please bear with us if you have emailed us and not had a response. All emails will be queued and come through once

14th August 2013

The 2013 Kingswood Cultural Tour to the East Coast of the USA has come to an end, and the 49 pupils who travelled over to see the sights in New York, Washington and Orlando arrived home this week for the remainder of their August vacation.

Mr Theuns Opperman

2nd August 2013

The Interact Club of Kingswood College was recently able to present a local primary school, St Mary's Primary with audiovisual equipment, computers, furniture, sports kit and books to the value of over R190 000 after working with the Grahamstown Rotary Club to effect

29th July 2013
Here is the Programme for Parents' Week 13-18 October 2013:



07h30             College Head and Head of Academics meet with matrics (Cohen Lecture Room)

27th July 2013

The Kingswood College Concert Band, consisting of thirty-three players, departs on Thursday 1 August for the annual tour. This year the Band travels to Jeffreys Bay, Oudtshoorn, Calitzdorp and Plettenberg Bay, returning to Grahamstown on Sunday ev

25th July 2013

Two special events have taken place at Kingswood Junior School this week to encourage and foster the love of reading amongst our pupils! 

On Tuesday, the Grade 4's had 'story time' with a difference!  They all put on their pyjamas, dressing gowns&nb

23rd July 2013

A very special group of matric pupils at Kingswood - the group who have been together since Grade 1 - celebrated their journey at a dinner on Saturday.  The Grade 1-12 dinner is a tradition at Kingswood.  The 2013 group and their parents celebrated their jo

23rd July 2013

The Kingswood Matric Dance was held last weekend, on a cold and windy Saturday evening.  Many couples arrived in specially arranged transport - veteran cars, sports cars, even a boat and a party bus!  But the cold and windy weather meant that the girls in t

18th July 2013

Kingswood pupils at the Senior School celebrated Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday today with a "March for Mandela" walk - where they took a route around Grahamstown for approximately 67 minutes, and made a cash collection that was handed over to local school, St Mary's

10th July 2013

Click here for the details of a Grade 5 teaching post vacancy at Kingswood.

5th July 2013

Click here to view new photo galleries of Grandparents' Day, the Grade 4 Settlers outing and the Grade 6 Thomas Baines outing.

18th June 2013

View photographs from the matches of K-Day 2013 by clicking here.  More photos will be added as we collect all the thousands of pictures that were taken of K-Day, so keep checking!

10th June 2013

It is a frosty morning in Grahamstown this morning, with the temperature barely hitting 1 degree at 8am!  There was thick frost on the fields, and most cars had iced-up windscreens to start the day.  Here are some photos of the lawn outside School House - t

23rd May 2013

Several Kingswood pupils will be participating along with our Jazz Band, Concert Band and various ensembles in the St Andrew's/DSG Youth Music Festival this weekend.  The Junior and Senior School Choirs will also be performing.  Click here for the prog

21st May 2013

In celebration of Africa Day last week, the Grade 2 classes at Kingswood had the privilege of listening to Basil Mills from NELM telling stories about our wonderful African heritage. Mr Mills had the children spellbound and to complete the lesson he showed them how t

17th May 2013

The Kingswood Concert Band will play in the annual Reverend Howard Kirkby Memorial Concert on Sunday 19 May. The concert will be held in the College Chapel and begins at 18h30. Former Kingswood Chaplain Rev Kirkby was a great supporter of music at Kingswood and of th

3rd May 2013

Please join the music teachers for the staff Sundowner concert next Thursday 9 May. The concert begins is in the Music School auditorium and begins at 17h15. It will be maximum 45 minutes long.   Entrance is free and all are welcome.

We enco

3rd May 2013

The Splendour of Strings:  A Musical Soiree featuring Grahamstown's young musical talents Tessa Campbell (violin) and Susan Kunju (viola) accompanied by Mariel Ilusorio will be held at the Kingswood Music School Auditorium on May 6, at 6 pm.  They will be p

23rd April 2013


Swipe for Africa is a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Woolworths initiative that challenges   schools, supporters and learners to stand up and take action to help protect endangered animals.

19th March 2013

Kingswood pupils did well in the annual SciFest Quiz held this week, with our Senior School team coming in first after a tough final round with VGHS coming in second.  Tim Plasket, Bhavik Daya and Carla Wilby were in the team, and they each win a bursary to stud

11th March 2013

David Shaw  (1951 – 2013)

David Shaw, Kingswood's Head of Science since 2007, passed away suddenly after a short illness on Wednesday 6 March.  Expert scientist, true schoolmaster and man of great reaso

5th March 2013

Click here for the programme for Foundation Weekend 14-17 March 2013

5th March 2013

Grade 9 pupil Christopher Matthews has been selected to represent South Africa at the World Invitational Youth Mathematics Competition which will be hosted in Bulgaria. He is one of four in the team that will travel to Eastern Europe between 30 June and 15 July. Chri

26th February 2013

Now that all the pupils are back from the Half Term break, parents of out-of-town boarders are asked to please make sure that travel arrangements for their children for the end of Term 1 are lodged with Travel Officer, Mrs Cathy Vorster by 20 March.  This gives

13th February 2013

Two Kingswood College Junior School Lit Quiz teams participated with 14 other Eastern Cape schools in the Kids Lit Quiz in Port Elizabeth yesterday.  Our Team A did well to come second, being pipped at the post by Clarendon Park Primary School, and the Kingswood

30th January 2013

Meghan, daughter of Tony (OK 1979) and Eunice Timm, was awarded Honours for music at this morning's awards ceremony.

Mr Jon Trafford (College Head), Tony Timm, Meghan Timm, Eunice Timm and Mr Stephen Holder (Director of Music)

Her citation was r

30th January 2013

Jade Hart, daughter of Pierre (Headboy and OK 1986) and Sue Hart was awarded honours for academics at the awards ceremony held in the KC chapel this morning. This was a special occassion for Jade because she had her whole family present when the announcement was made

23rd January 2013

Not only is present Grade 11 Kingswood violinist Tessa Campbell joining the Zurich Chamber Orchestra on their tour of South Africa this month, but Old Kingswoodian Rebecca Brouckaert, pictured right,  will be the principal clarinetist for the tour under the bato

22nd January 2013

After receiving their International Green Flag status as an Eco-School last year, Kingswood College has now been awarded their Platinum Award in recognition of sustained effort to improve the environmental management and learning at the school, and maintaining their

21st January 2013

Kingswood violinist Tessa Campbell has been invited to join the Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZCO)on their tour of South Africa later this month.  World famous conductor Sir Roger Norrington will lead the orchestra.  17-year old Tessa will join about 50 other y

31st December 2012

It would seem that the Eastern Cape newspapers have published a results list that is full of errors.  The list was submitted to them by the IEB.  However, many of the names do not show the result code - i.e. BD - passed with entry to Bachelor Degree studies

29th December 2012

Top Kingswood matrics from Eastern Cape

All but one of the top matric achievers at Kingswood College in Grahamstown are from the Eastern Cape.  The two top achievers who earned a full house of  7 distinctions were Satchen Gush from Grahamstown, and

4th December 2012

Kingswood Junior School recently handed over a cheque of R5 000.00 to the Chipembere Foundation in support of the ‘Save the Rhino’ campaign.  Stickers labeled Kingswood Kids Care – Help save our Rhinos were sold to the community and the profits

23rd November 2012

The College Head Mr Jon Trafford will be visiting East Africa in early December to meet present and prospective parents.  There will be three functions, in Nairobi (Sat 8 Dec), Arusha (Sun 9 Dec) and Dar es Salaam (Mon 10 Dec), and Kingswood will also be pr

16th November 2012

The Kingswood College Prep Department play, A Christmas Peter Pan was staged this weekend with 90 excited youngsters from Grade 1-3 participating in the colourful production.  Combining the well known J M Barrie classic Peter Pan with the legend of Santa Claus,

14th November 2012

Kingswood College is holding an U13 Girls Water Polo Festival this weekend, the first of its kind in the Eastern Cape.  The popularity of water polo as a school sport has grown dramatically in recent years, and Kingswood recently extended the sport into its Juni

14th November 2012

Academic Honours for Grahamstown pupils at Kingswood

Three Kingswood College Grade 11 pupils have been awarded the top award for academic achievement given by the school.  Jethro Thorburn, Bhavik Daya and Carla Wilby received Academic Honours at an award

12th November 2012

Proteas left-arm medium-fast bowler bowler Wayne Parnell was at Kingswood today (Tuesday 13 Nov) to conduct a coaching clinic as part of the KFC Mini-Cricket campaign to get children from across South Africa leading active and balanced lifestyles

6th November 2012

Grade 8 pupil Lutho Zono has been awarded the Wilkinson Drama Trophy for her involvement in drama this year, in particular her portrayal of the Italian character Piccola Pantalone in the play, Commedia Delight.  Lutho kept up an impeccable

21st October 2012

After many days of torrential rain, the Eastern Cape is dealing with the effects of flooding and damage to roads.  Kingswood parents should be aware that the road between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown has been closed due to the collapse of a section near the Pu

17th October 2012

At a Chapel Service attended by the all the staff and pupils of Kingswood, as well as many parents, the pupil leaders for 2013 were announced this morning.  While the Heads of School and their deputies were announced last

16th October 2012

After the seriousness of the Academic and Cultural Award ceremony this morning, the Best Speakers Competition this afternoon was an altogether lighter event, with the speakers entertaining the audiences with prepared and unprepared speeches filled with humour. 

15th October 2012

Parents' Week at Kingswood kicked off with an academic awards ceremony this morning at which the top achievers in each grade were recognised.  Some pupils also received Standards and Colours awards for Academics, Music and Choir, and three Honours Awards for Aca

15th October 2012

Please see this final Parents' Week Programme.  Minor changes have been made - the addition of the Grade 9 Parent Information Meeting on Wednesday, and the change of venues for tea in some cases.

Click on the programme below for a printable version :

8th October 2012

Kingswood's "bee girls", Louise Poole and Jamie-Lee Stone who travelled to the Eskom Science Expo National Levels this weekend with their project called "Save the Rhino : training honey bees" have won a gold medal at the National Expo as well as the prize for the bes

4th October 2012

Proud Grahamstown dad Warne Rippon with his son Taylor who won the trophy for being the U12 Victor Ludorum at the Kingswood Junior School Sports Day last weekend.  Warne won the same trophy for his athletic performance when he was at Kingswood in 1978.  Tay

3rd October 2012

Kingswood's drama production to be staged for Parents' Week in October will be Commedia Delight, a colourful play filled with larger-than-life characters, and twists and turns to the plot.   The once happy village of Delight in Italy

3rd October 2012

To parents of Matric pupils - please note the following important information regarding the release of the 2012 Matric results :

RELEASE OF MATRIC RESULTS: The Matric results will “go live” on the internet at midnight on Friday 28 December 20

2nd October 2012

Kingswood announced their Headboy and Headgirl and the deputies for 2013 at a chapel service held this morning.  Headboy for 2013 will be Kyle Handley and his deputy will be John Stephenson.  The 2013 Headgirl will be Ziya Mayalo and her deputy is Siwe Kuse

24th September 2012

Kingswood College participated in World Rhino Day on Friday by forming a 'human' rhino on City Lords Field.  The rhino outline was marked out on the field, and then filled up with Kingswood pupils, from the Junior and Senior Schools, and even included the Pre-Pr

24th September 2012

The annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture was delivered at Kingswood this morning by the Reverend Professor Barney Pityana, Rector of the College of the Transfiguration in Grahamstown. A prominent lawyer and theologian, Rev Pityana was nurtured in the anti-aparthe

21st September 2012

The following Kingswood pupils have been selected to represent EP Waterpolo squads that will play in the South African Schools Championship in December. The Tournament will be hosted in Port Elizabeth this year and will take place 10 - 14 December 2012.

We co

20th September 2012

 Kingswood College have won the Rhodes University Environmental Sciences Department's annual Enviro Savvy Schools Quiz for the fourth year running!  The team of Grade 11's, Tim Plasket, Meghan Timm, Shannon Arnold and Bhavik Daya answered questions abo

18th September 2012

Fourteen Kingswood College matric pupils got together with their parents at a special dinner this weekend to celebrate being together in the same class for 12 years.  The "Grade 1-12 Dinner" was held for those pupils who started at Kingswood in 2001 in Grad

17th September 2012

The Kingswood College matrics arrived at their Matric Farewell dance in all manner of transportation this weekend! There were stretch limo's, shiny convertibles, game viewing vehicles, farm trucks, vintage cars and even a boat on which the glamorous girls and their d

13th September 2012

The launch of the new biography of Neil Aggett, written by his cousin Beverley Naidoo and titled Death of an Idealist - in Search of Neil Aggett will take place in October, just days after what would have been the trade unionist's 59th birthday on 6th October. 

13th September 2012

Kingswood announces speaker for Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture 2012

The guest speaker for Kingswood College's annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture has been announced.  The 2012 lecture, to be held in the College Chapel on Monday 24 September at 10

7th September 2012

Fifty-three Kingswood pupils recently wrote the ATKV (Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging) Senior Gebruiksafrikaans Olympiad. This Olympiad is written by learners from both private and public schools in South Africa and Namibia. The exam is aimed at learners who sp

4th September 2012

Kingswood's new High Performance Cricket Coach Mr Murray Ranger started at the college this week.  Murray  is the founder and owner of the Extra Edge Cricket Academy in East London, and comes with lots of coaching experience as well as having play

4th September 2012

Click on the programme for a printable copy


3rd September 2012

A group of Kingswood pupils went on an an exciting trip to climb Mount Kenya this holiday.  Led by Old Kingswoodian Julian Wright (Class of 2006), who lives in Nanyuki, the group of five pupils with science teacher Caroline Crisp reached the summit of Mount Keny

28th August 2012

Calvin Price, who matriculated from Kingswood in 2011, is headed for Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, USA where he has been offered a bursary to pursue his swimming training.  Calvin will leave for the US as soon as his visa application is complete.

23rd July 2012

As Kingswood pupils started their fixtures against Winterberg and Framesby on Saturday morning, news of the tragic  accident between a bus from Cradock Primary School and a minibus taxi on the R61 outside Graaff Reinet reached Grahamstown.  Kingswood s

21st July 2012

Two Kingswood Grade 9 pupils have taken first prize in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Regional levels with their innovative project on training honey bees to detect substances like rhino horn.  Jamie-Lee Stone and Louise Poole submitted their project called

20th July 2012

Click here for the latest College Head's Newsletter : 20 July 2012

Click here for the latest Junior School Head's Newsletter : 20 July 2012

19th July 2012

Kingswood pupils have been putting in their 67 minutes and more for Mandela Day, in celebration of Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday on 18 July, by collecting books, warm clothes, items of school uniform, shoes, stationery and sports equipment for needy children in Grah

26th June 2012

Kingswood is very proud of Grade 10 pupil Tessa Campbell  who is currently participating in the South African National Youth Orchestra (SANYO) Course in Johannesburg. She is sharing 1st violin, 1st desk, with another violin player and

22nd June 2012

Kingswood matric pupil, Joshua Smuts has been placed in the top 50 for this year's De Beers English Olympiad.

There were over 7 300 entrants from 350 different schools  for the Olympiad this year.  Joshua's achievement wins him a year of free tuitio

22nd June 2012

Grade 12 pupil at Kingswood Brandon Haschick was recently awarded his Gold President's Award after completing all the rigorous requirements of  this advanced level of the programme.  The President's Award for Youth Empowerment in South Africa is affiliated

18th June 2012

PG Glass will be bringing rugby coaching clinics to Grahamstown on 25 June, and the day will culminate in a recording of SuperSport after a dinner at the Wyvern, where guests will become the studio audience. They will be able to ask questions of Springbok rugby great

14th June 2012

Old Kingswoodian and rising rugby star in the Scotland team, David Denton visited Kingswood this week as the 1st XV were preparing for their K-Day clash against St Andrew's College on Saturday.  David's younger brother Jack is in the Kingswood squad, but sa

1st June 2012

There were old grannies, glamourous grannies, dapper grandpas, elderly grandpas, and even a sprinkling of surrogate grannies and grandpas at the Kingswood Junior Grandparents' Day today! 

Pupils were able to show their grandparents around the school afte

31st May 2012

Click here for the story and photographs of the Pre-Primary excursion to the Handley's farm in May 2012.

30th May 2012

The High Performance Centre resonated with the sounds of Juluka and Shakira on Friday night as the Concert Band played their Zimbabwe Tour Homecoming concert.  Supported by all the Kingwood pupils and a good crowd of parents and local musi

16th May 2012

Local sports store Albany Sports will now be open every Sunday morning from 9 am to 12pm effective immediately from Sunday 20 May.  They have had numerous requests from pupils and parents who need to find time to purchase sports equipment. Sunday seemed the best

10th May 2012

At the end of the holiday, the Concert Band travelled to Zimbabwe. The Headmaster, Mr Trafford, was able to join them for the Harare leg of their trip where they attended the internationally acclaimed Harare International Arts Festival (HIFA). Their tour started with

24th April 2012

Kingswood will be the scene of a live recording of SuperSport on 25 June 2012 when Sprinbok legends Kobus Wiese, Naas Botha and Breyton Paulse come to town to run rugby clinics for local school boys.  Kingswood will be hosting the event which is being brought to

12th April 2012

The Kingswood College Concert Band leaves for their Zimbabwe tour on Thursday 26 April. Their tour concert schedule is as follows:

Saturday 28 April 19h00 Bulawayo, Sibson Hall, Zimbabwe Academy of Music

3rd April 2012

The Kingswood Bridging Year students completed a full entry level PADI certification course for open water diving recently. The course applies the concept of performance based learning. In order to meet specific performance requirements they were first exposed to the

30th March 2012

Ten Kingswood Junior pupils ran twenty kilometres this morning to accompany 74-year runner, Ben Bezuidenhout with his fundraising drive for Somerset Place, a retirement home and frail care centre in Grahamstown.  The pupils joined Ben in Port Alfred and accompan

30th March 2012

Parents and pupils who are in the Port alfred/Bathurst area this weekend should pop in to the Kingswood stand in the main hall at the Bathurst Show. Kingswood at the show in force - with the Kingswood Jazz Band playing on Sunday at 11am in the Bandstand and again at

27th March 2012

Kingswood College has earned their International Green Flag status as an Eco-School after a six year journey in which the school has progressively developed an environmental programme which reinforces best practice in environmental sustainability. Kingswood Junior Sc

26th March 2012

Old Kingswoodian and legendary cricket administrator Dennis Carlstein (OK 1948) passed away on Saturday at the age of 83. He had been in poor health for some time. 

Dennis organised numerous overseas cricket tours for Kingswood teams, as well as rug

18th March 2012
The New Kingswood High Performance Centre was officially opened at a moving ceremony on Saturday when Mr Buster Brotherton unveiled the founding stone and the keys were handed over to College Head Mr Jon Trafford. The ceremony followed a day of planned activities and d
15th March 2012

Kingswood Grade 11 pupil Ziya Mayalo (below left) has been elected Chairperson and Sabelo Khumalo (right), also in Grade 11,  Treasurer for the Grahamstown Youth Committee of the President’s Award for 2012.  The Grahamstown Youth Committee is a c

14th March 2012

Kingswood College celebrates its 118th birthday during  Foundation Weekend on 16-17 March, but the real excitement this year will be for the official opening of our magnificent new High Performance  Centre.  The multi-million rand indoor sports ce

2nd March 2012

Last Wednesday the Junior School Championship Gala was held with high spirits from all the children, and a high standard of swimming as well!  Slater House were the overall winners, winning both the Tabloid Gala and the Championship Gala and, hence, the Leavers

23rd February 2012

Kingswood College's Afrikaans Department recently accompanied a group of pupils to Port Elizabeth for the annual NMMU Alumni Lecture where the Afrikaans writer, Eben Venter, was honoured for his contribution to the Afrikaans literary canon.  Venter, who lives in

17th February 2012

In Line, an MFA exhibition by Mark Farmer, Kingswood Student Assistant and Water Polo Coach is running at the Alumni Gallery in the Albany History Museum until 3 March 2012.   Mark's work contains images of Kingswood uniform and pupils.  Crit

14th February 2012

The SANESA (South African National Equestrian Schools Association) Core League Qualifier for High School and Primary School was held in Grahamstown this weekend. This show was the 1st Qualifier for the School's League, and Kingswood had four girls competing

10th February 2012

The South African Junior Championships were held at the Shongweni Club, KZN, in December. 16-year old Kingswood Grade 11 pupil Amy Harris represented the Grahamstown Riding Club, riding on Soldier’s Tale. Competing at 1m level at the Junior Championships, toget

6th February 2012

Several Kingswood staff members “graduated” last week in a short course entitled ‘Leading the Organisation’.  The course, equivalent to a NQF 8 – Honours Degree, was presented by Noel Pearse and Kevin Rafferty from the Rhodes B

6th February 2012

The Kingswood Jazz Band played for a Rhodes University Orientation Week cocktail function last night attended by hundreds of First Year students and their parents.  The gig on the Great Field at Rhodes lent a party atmosphere to the event as the students jived a

1st February 2012

Kingswood Grade 12 pupil Megan Dixon was awarded Academic Honours at an award ceremony held this week.  The award was based on her outstanding results in the final Grade 11 exams in 2011.  In a citation prepared by Dr Des Pyle, Vice-Principal: Academic

1st February 2012

During the course of last week, Kingswood was informed that we had achieved International Green Flag Eco-School status which brings to a head a six year process in which the school has put into place a host of enviro-friendly policies. This achievement is testimony t

30th January 2012

Asking all Kingswood parents to please pass this on to friends and parents with children who may want to write the 2012 scholarship exams for entry into Grade 8 or 10 at Kingswood in 2013.

18th January 2012

Classes started at Kingswood on Tuesday morning. A visit to one of the two Grade 1 classes revealed smiling faces, and Grade 1 teacher Mrs Annette Knott-Craig said that her new pupils had settled in without any tears or anxiety. One new Grade 1 boy got the giggles wh

17th January 2012

Kingswood welcomed close to 150 new pupils to the College on Sunday for 2012.  Pupils arrived with their parents from far and wide to participate in the special welcome programme.  They were shown to the boarding houses by the College Headboy and Headgirl a

4th January 2012

Kingswood College Head Mr Jon Trafford was delighted with the Class of 2011 Matric results released today. He said that, in most cases, the Kingswood matrics had exceeded expectations.

Top student was Grahamstown local Tomas Knoetze who brought home eight dis

13th December 2011

Please note that the College has become aware that the South African Department of Home Affairs will be conducting an audit on non South African pupils attending the College in early 2012. 

On the back

29th November 2011

15-year old violinist and pianist, Tessa Campbell, presents her first recital at the Kingswood College Music School Auditorium on Wednesday, November 30 at 5:00 pm. 

Tessa will be performing works on the violin by Beeth

24th November 2011

Current and prospective parents in East Africa are welcome to attend the parent functions to meet Mr Jon Trafford when the Kingswood team visit East Africa in early December.  Old Kingswoodians and friends of Kingswood would also be most welcome. 

22nd November 2011

Click here for a photo gallery of Remembrance Day 2011

14th November 2011

Click here for a photo gallery of Remembrance Day 2011

28th October 2011

Click here for a copy of the examination timetable for the Spring Term Grades 8-11 - 11 November to 2 December 2011

Please note that this timetable was amended on 1 November with the following changes:
Grade 11 History now on Thu 24 Nov (9h00) and Gra

27th October 2011

Kingswood will have a stand at the Kids and Baby Expo in Port Elizabeth from 4-6 November.  Visit us at the Moffett on Main Lifestyle Centre in Walmer in the atrium section where you will find 80 other exhibitors with interesting products and information aimed a

27th October 2011

Kingswood Grade 9 pupil David Jones did well in the Eskom Regional Science Expo when he won a Silver Medal for his project titled More speakers? More Sound? More Energy?  He also also won the Eskom Energy Prize and was selected to attend the National Expo in Pre

24th October 2011

Click here for a copy of Mr Trafford's Matric 2011 Valedictory Address

Click here for a gallery of photographs of the Matrics Valedictory and Clock Tower Race

19th October 2011

Kingswood College announced their new pupil leaders this week at the annual Parents’ Week and Prizegiving.  Headboy and Headgirl for 2012 are both Grahamstown locals.  Bruce Duxbury, son of Mike and Delia Duxbury is Headboy, and Melissa Dold, daughter

19th October 2011

Kingswood Junior School pupils all participated in Bandana Day on 12 October  raising close to R4 000 for the Sunflower Fund, an initiative to increase the South African Bone Marrow Registry to help save the lives of leukaemia sufferers.  Even Junior School

14th October 2011

Tricia Vassiliou - a pupil at Kingswood Pre-Primary brought her new puppy to school this week to meet all her friends.  "What's his name?" they all asked. 

"Kingswood, of course!" she said.

How loyal can you be, and little Kingswood seems to

12th October 2011

In celebration of National Eye Month, the Kingswood College Interact Club arranged eye testing for thirty current and former employees of the school.  Dr Davies Optometrists, who are celebrating 21 years of service in Grahamstown, supported the project by provid

5th October 2011

Kingswood pupils benefitted from a lecture from Rhodes University Afrikaans poetry expert, Tim Huisamen this week when he spent time with the Grade 11 class unraveling the complexities of the verse epic by N P van Wyk Louw, Raka.  Pictured here with Mr Huisamen,

3rd October 2011

Click on this invitation for a printable copy :


28th September 2011

Kingswood appeals to parents and pupils to support this event :

The Rhodes University Environmental Committee will hold a Green Fund Run on Saturday 8 October 2011 to raise funds to improve sustainability practices in and around Grahamstown. The goal is

23rd September 2011

Kingswood Grade 12 pupil Luyolo Sijake was awarded the inaugural Neil Aggett Memorial Award this morning in the presence of several members of Neil Aggett’s family.  Coinciding with the fifth annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture which was delivered by Cape

21st September 2011

We were thrilled this week when the Kingswood team brought home the first prize in the Rhodes University Environmental Sciences Departments annual Enviro Savvy Schools Quiz for the third year in a row. One of seven local schools competing, the Kingswood team of

19th September 2011

Kingswood College siblings, Adam and Tessa Campbell, successfully participated in two Eastern Cape music competitions recently. Adam, who is in Grade 11, won the annual East Cape Music Competition held in East London, sharing 1st prize with a saxophonist from Grey Hi

17th September 2011

The Kingswood Matric Farewell took place this evening at the Settlers Monument where the Dance Committee transformed the Thomas Pringle Hall with glittering casino-themed decor.  The hall was draped in green, red and black and tables were decorated with playing

11th September 2011

On Friday, the Kingswood Pre-Primary pupils came to school in spring hats to celebrate the arrival of spring, as well as being dressed in green-and-gold to show their support for the Bokke in their match in the Rugby World Cup this weekend. 

Getting into

8th September 2011

Owing to the change to the Hirsch Shield date, the Kingswood Sports Day will be moved to Thursday 22 September. Hirsch Shield will now take place at Dale on Saturday 24 September.

Obviously, this change impacts on our academic programme. In an attempt to ensu

6th September 2011

Forty-four Kingswood pupils from Grades 10-12 returned early from their holidays to attend the Confirmation Camp for 2011 held this last weekend.  The camp is a demanding one consisting of 11 sessions, each dealing with a particular aspect of fait

5th September 2011

The annual dinner of the Port Elizabeth Branch of the Old Kingswoodian Club will be held on Wednesday 14 September 2001 at the President's Suit St George's Park Cricket Ground.  Russel Domingo (OK 1992) will be the guest speaker.  Cost is R220 pp and time i

23rd August 2011

The guest speaker for the annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture at Kingswood has been announced.  The 2011 lecture, to be held in the Kingswood College Chapel on Friday 23 September at 10h15 will be given by Jan Theron from the Institute of Developm

16th August 2011

The Kingswood Jazz Band recently toured the Southern Cape, playing concerts in George and taking part in the Klein Karoo Klassique Festival in Oudtshoorn.  One of their concerts, played at the Orchards Food Market in Schoemanshoek, had the magnificient Swartberg

3rd August 2011

Have you signed up for the School Communicator system yet? 

This little ‘widget’ is a programme which installs on your computer, and provides you with a pop-up with all the latest news, newsletters, school resources etc. It is easy to install

2nd August 2011

Two Kingswood pupils - Ciaran Brown and Emily Vale achieved Gold Awards in the recent English Olympiad, with Ciaran being ranked in the top 100 pupils who wrote the demanding exam.  Four pupils achieved Silver awards - Catherine Bradshaw, Steven Ellery, Troy Ris

27th July 2011

A group of Kingswood boys were lucky enough to visit the snow on Monday after the weekend's freezing weather.  Pictured here at the top of the Nico Malan Pass in the Katberg, the boys spent an hour building snowmen, toboganning and cavorting in the snow.  M

26th July 2011

At the Regional Finals of the Eskom Science Expo held on Friday 22 July, a number of Kingswood pupils joined over 200 Eastern Cape entrants with their projects. David Jones was awarded the Eskom Energy Prize for his project on Sound, and has been selected to the East

25th July 2011

Kingswood beat Winterberg

The Kingswood 1st XV took the spoils when they took on hosts Winterberg in perfect rugby conditions.  The match was characterized by solid defence from both sides and numerous handling errors.  The match started with Kingsw

13th July 2011

President Jacob Zuma was presented with the Freedom of the City by the Makana Municipality today.  As part of his itinerary, he visited Kingswood for a "Dialogue with the President" session with youngsters involved with the President's Award.  The event was

1st July 2011

Megan du Preez recently participted in the Schools’ League Regional Finals and achieved excellent results, three 1st and two 2nd placings. At the EP and Border prizegiving, Megan received a 1st place medal for the Best Pony Rider Combination (highest point

1st July 2011

Joshua Smuts (trombone) auditioned for the National Schools' Big Band at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown recently. He was given a place in this approximately 30-piece ensemble. Joshua is the first Kingswood pupil since 2000

18th June 2011

While K-Day may consist of 86 sports matches, along with debating and a maths competition, it always comes down to who wins the 1st XV match at the end of the day.  And this year, after 17 long years, Kingswood's victory with a score of 23-22 was sweet!  Th

17th June 2011

In the inaugural K-Day Maths Competition held last night, billed as "The academic clash of the Titans", the Kingswood team, made up of 3 Grade 11s and one Grade 10 won the trophy - a old ship's lantern on which the winning team's names will be engraved each year. Mat

17th June 2011

This weekend, Grahamstown sees the annual derby between Kingswood College, St Andrew’s College, St Andrew’s Prep and the Diocesan School for Girls (DSG) – which has over the years become known as K-Day. The exact origins of the term K-Day seem to be

13th June 2011

Kingswood music pupils entertained the crowds at the Peppergrove Mall on Sunday when they participated in international charity Musequality’s World Busk Day.  The aim was to have as many musicians across the globe busking from 12 noon on Sunday, and the Ki

3rd June 2011

There was great excitement at the Kingswood Pre-Primary last week when pupil Travis Soule’s dad, Grant, landed his two seater helicopter on Cohen Field. He managed to fly in from Port Elizabeth, despite the strong wind, to fit in with the

3rd June 2011

The Kingswood College Grade 11 Music class this week sang Evensong on Ascension Day entirely in Latin, according to the liturgy authorized by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1560. Ascension Day, forty days after Easter (2nd June this year) is one of the Christian Chu

30th May 2011

Master debater to visit Kingswood

Kingswood College teacher-in-charge of debating, Theuns Opperman has managed to get world debating champion Eusebius McKaiser to come to Grahamstown this weekend for a series of debating master classes.  Eusebius McKaise

28th May 2011

Kingswood Junior School held its annual Moonlit Fiesta last night in clear, crisp weather after the previous days torrential rain.  It was feared that the evening would be a washout, but the weather obliged by clearing up for Friday evening's festivities, and de

26th May 2011

Kingswood College announced the name this week of its new incoming College Chaplain for 2012.  Reverend Madika “Dix” Sibeko will join the College to succeed Rev Tim Rist who is moving to the Salem Circuit as Superintendent Minister responsible f

26th May 2011

Donald Sole, one of SA’s most prominent diplomats, who was at Kingswood College (and Rhodes University) passed away on 19 May at the age of 93, in Cape Town. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Sam.

Donald finished his matric at Kingswood in

17th May 2011

Kingswood College pupils have been raising money for months to buy a motorized wheelchair for Mr Andrew Rex, a former member of the school's maintenance staff who was paralysed in a fall while working on a roof several months ago.? This morning, Mr Rex officially rec

7th May 2011

Moms were once again treated to a wonderful Mothers Day tea at the Kingswood Pre-primary.  Pupils had prepared special heart-shaped biscuits and cards for their mothers, as well as a yellow flower which could be pinned on to makr GO YELLOW DAY in aid of Hospice.

6th May 2011

A giant Maths Relay, an official SciFest event, was held at Kingswood on Friday with over a hundred pupils from all over the Eastern Cape participating.  Kingswood had seven teams participating.  Teams of four answer maths questions in four categories of di

3rd May 2011

Four pupils from Kingswood College Junior School have departed for a six week exchange programme at Kingswood School in Bath in the UK.  The exchange has been a long standing programme between the two schools.    Four pupils from Bath will come to

19th April 2011

The annual Kingswood Junior School Moonlit Fiesta will be held on Friday 27 May - this year at the Wyvern at City Lords.  The Moonlit Market was first held in 1998 and has become a favourite on the calendar of Grahamstown families.  With lots of entertainme

31st March 2011

We were delighted to hear at the end of last week that two of our Junior School pupils, Paula Duxbury and Christopher Matthews were selected to represent a Grahamstown team of four at an international Maths Olympiad in Bali, Indonesia, in July this year. They partici

31st March 2011

The following pupils will captain the Winter Sports teams this year :

RUGBY :     Ruru Msutu

 HOCKEY – BOYS :     Mzi Mangi

 HOCKEY – GIRLS :     Caryn Dodds

30th March 2011

Seven Kingswood College music pupils have departed on exchange to Germany for 5 weeks.  Isabelle Mohr, Tessa Campbell and David Jones will attend Helmholtz Gymnasium, a Music School in Karlsruhe and Siwe Kuse, Ziya Mayalo, Timothy Plaskett and Jessica Trafford w

25th March 2011

Sunscreen donation for Kingswood

Kingswood College pupils will have no excuses not to apply sunscreen at sports events thanks to a generous donation from GBS Mutual Bank.  Four sunscreen dispensers have been fitted in strategic areas near the school pool

24th March 2011

Lonah Dyani and Thandwefika Radebe entered the Moot Court competition last year by writing an essay in which they argued two sides of a hypothetical constitutional case. Based on this essay they and three other teams from the Eastern Cape were selected to go to Preto

11th March 2011

Kingswood celebrates its 117th birthday this weekend.  The day started with a Chapel Service where Junior School pupils carried in 117 balloons in red, gold and black, and left them in the alter area.  In the past, balloons filled with helium used to be rel

9th March 2011

Renowned paleontologist Professor Mike Raath visited Kingswood College this week and delivered a fascinating lecture to pupils about human evolution.   Professor Raath spent most of his working career in the Bernard Price Institute for Paleontological Resea

7th March 2011

Click here for a programme for the Foundation Weekend 11-13 March 2011

13th February 2011

The School House lawns was the venue for a Valentine's Day Concert and picnic day held in aid of the Grahamstown Settlers Hospital Palliative Care Ward and Hospice.  The Concert Band and Jazz Band played a selection of their popular repetoire for the crowds who

9th February 2011

Kingswood stays Green

For the fourth year running, Kingswood College has retained its Eco-Schools status and right to fly a Green Flag, showing that it makes a sustained effort towards positive environmental change through school management and learning .&nbs

2nd February 2011

Visiting US journalist at Kingswood

Kingswood College has a special visitor for the first term. Barry Wood is a journalist who has come as a visiting academic to the school for seven weeks contributing to the English, Business Studies and Life Orientation pro

28th January 2011

The Kingswood Pre-Primary Junior class pupils came to school today dressed up like their Moms and Dads.  There were little boys in suits and little girls in smart dresses with handbags and necklaces!  There was a pilot and an entomologist, a sports coach an

26th January 2011

What a thrill!  Kingswood College pupils Taryn-Maie Wille (left) and Kayla Gunn (second right) are pictured here with South African Olympic gold medalist swimmers Ryk Neethling (second left) and Lyndon Ferns (right) at a Swimming Training Camp that they attended

21st January 2011

Kingswood has two new members of staff in the Sports Department. Pieter Serfontein started as the new Head of College Sport this week and Jeanette Makkie as the College Sports Administrator.

Pieter moves to Grahamstown from Reddam House in Cape Town where he

18th January 2011

There were only smiling faces in the two Kingswood Grade 1 classrooms this morning when we visitied to take some photographs of the first day of school.  The children seemed to have settled in happily.  Here are pictures of Mrs van Holdt's class :

17th January 2011


New faces on the academic staff at Kingswood College for 2011 are – from left to right, Sally L’Ange and Karen Ireland join the Maths Department, Jenna Diamond will be teaching English, Amy Elkington joins the Geography depar

4th January 2011
Kingswood has produced some of the top IEB matric results in the Eastern Cape with two pupils recognised in the Outstanding Achievement and Commendable Achievement lists. 

Achieving 7 distinctions and being listed in the top 1% of the national results in s

10th December 2010

Tessa Campbell, who is in Grade 8 at Kingswood College, auditioned for inclusion at the South African National Youth Orchestra (SANYO) course in Durban in December. She was accepted and at the auditions for orchestral placement she was gi

2nd December 2010

The selection process for the Kingswood Bath Exchange programme has now been completed and four Kingswood Junior School Grade 6 pupils will be going to the UK on exchange in mid-april 2011.  They are William Stapleton, Jimmy Sholto-Douglas, Lizzy Marrfy and Alex

1st December 2010

Father Christmas visited the Kingswood Pre-Primary this morning to deliver presents to all the good boys and girls.  He arrived on the back of a tractor as it was too hot for his reindeers.  The children were delighted to see him! 

Ndemogbe Jua

1st December 2010

Kingswood Junior School has announced the recipients of the prestigious King Pin awards for 2010.  This award is made to Grade 7 pupils and are voted for by the pupils in Grades 6 and 7  and the staff.  This year we had our biggest ever intake of Grade

15th November 2010

The Border Surfriders Association held its Annual Border Closed Championships at Nahoon Reef this past weekend where Kingswood surfer Dane Cox took second place in the U18 Boys Final. The competitors were blessed with sunny skies and 6ft Nahoon Reef for most

14th November 2010

The Kingswood College Concert Band marched to Church Square today to particpate in the annual Rememberance Day Parade.  The Headgirl Tayla Biggs and Headboy Nick Gailey accompanied by College Head Mr Jon Trafford joined other Grahamstown schools and organisation

12th November 2010

KC's top matrics from George

Kingswood’s top two matric pupils this year – Abigail Branford and David Viviers - both come from the Garden Route town of George. 

Abigail Branford was announced the Dux Scholar for 2010 at the recen

12th November 2010

The 2010 Bridging Year Class held their Leavers' Dinner last night at the Wyvern, but they were not the guests - rather they did the cooking and served their own invited guests!  Calling themselves the "Kitchen Cowboys", the BY boys cooked a menu of grilled goat

10th November 2010

Kingswood Junior School pupils choose the path to a “Green World” over “Disaster and Destruction” in their school play entitled “Going for Green”.  The production, full of colourful costumes and memorable characters highlights

9th November 2010

The leader of the Kingswood Concert Band for 2011 is Steven Ellery.  Steven plays the bass guitar in the Band and even though he has only been in the Band for less than a year, he was elected as leader by popular vote by the band members.  One of his first

1st November 2010

Three Kingswood music pupils, Meghan Timm and Adam and Tessa Campbell entertained about 120 guests at a fundraiser breakfast for CANSA at Richmond House in Port Alfred on Saturday 23 October.  The pupils entered into the spirit of the vintage-themed occasion, dr

21st October 2010

Click here for a copy of Mr Trafford's Prizegiving Speech for 2010

15th October 2010

Old Kingswoodians and their children who attended the Matric 2010 Leavers Dinner :

Left back :  Mike Bradfield (OK 1973)and his son Warwick, Brett Piguet (OK1984) and Donne (nee Reed OK 1985) and their daughter Samantha, Andy Moorcroft (OK 1978) and

15th October 2010

The Valedictory Service for the Matric Class of 2010 was held in the Kingswood Chapel this morning.  As always, a mixture of shared memories, inspiring words and nostalgia - the ceremony included a slide presentation of photographs of the pupils taken during the

15th October 2010


Kingswood College’s young horse riders excelled at the recent SA National Equestrian Federation Schools League nationals held in Johannesburg.

The massive three-day multi-disciplinary equestrian event attra

13th October 2010

Kingswood's debating team is currently in Cairo attending the Junior Cairo International Model United Nations Conference and Debate.  Four pupils,  Aidan Seymour-Butler, Lonah Dyani, Abigail Branford and Thandwefika Radebe accompanied by teacher-i

13th October 2010

The following girls have been chosed for EP waterpolo teams: 

Celeste du Toit (EP U14)
Micaela Walker (EP U14)
Rebecca Stephenson (EP U14)
Jamie Day (EP U14 non-travelling reserve)
Laura Bennett (EP U15A)
Janetta van Wy

13th October 2010

The Kingswood Heads and Deputy Head pupils were announced at a ceremony in the Chapel on Wednesday morning.  They are :  Headboy - Nick Gailey, Deputy Headboy - Connor Thorp, Headgirl - Tayla Biggs, Deputy Headgirl - Senate Mahase.  Heads of House

12th October 2010

Kingswood participated in National Bandana Day on 12 October in aid of the Sunflower Foundation which helps children with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases. By establishing and growing the Bone Marrow Registry of South Africa, this fund enables these child

10th October 2010

At the recently held National Individual Debating and Public Speaking competition held at Merrifield in East London, Kingswood pupil Aidan Seymour-Butler was ranked in the top 15 in the country for Debating and Thandwefika Radebe in the top 20 for Impromptu Speaki

5th October 2010

Five Kingswood pupils attended the National Science Expo Finals in Pretoria this weekend, and all came away with medals for their projects.  Jonathan Braans, Dean Stephenson, Ryan Goldberg, Matthew Zondagh, Brandon Haschick and Jethro Thorburn were amongst 800 p

4th October 2010

Kingswood pupil Dane Cox made the Border surfing team, and  rode the waves at the Mr Price SA National Junior Surfing Championships this weekend.  The Border team made it to round 2, with the EP U17 side coming 4th overall and the province 2nd overall in th

19th September 2010

The Kingswood Jazz Band played in the Grahamstown Botanical Gardens today in a concert to raise funds for the Centre for Social Development bursary scheme for underprivileged preschool children.  Many young families came out to support the event, bringing their

19th September 2010

Kingswood College won the Rhodes Schools’ Enviro Quiz for the second year running last week.  Six Grahamstown schools completed in the quiz with Kingswood battling it out for first place with VGHS – winning by 8 points.  The Envio Quiz is run by

16th September 2010

Two Kingswood pupils will be heading to the UK on a two month exchange with Truro School in Cornwall.  Dean Stephenson and Joshua Smuts, both in Grade 10, leave on 8 October for their exchange experience.  Kingswood briefly hosted a student from Truro in Ju

14th September 2010

Four Kingswood music pupils have been accepted for the National Youth Orchestra winds, brass and percussion course to be held in Cape Town at the end of September.  Adam Campbell (alto sax), Meghan Timm (alto sax), Alastair Ironside (tuba) and Satchen Gush (perc

9th September 2010

The MySchool scheme has started a new initiative called MySchool Travel which offers a comprehensive inventory of flights, accommodation, travel packages and car hire – all of which allow you to earn funds for Kingswood. The MySchool Travel website is www.mysch

17th August 2010

The draw for the Legends Fund Kenton Eco-Estate Raffle took place on Saturday evening before a large K-Day crowd at the Wyvern. It was overseen by Mr Adrian Stolz of Brandt Bowling & Co. Kingswood parent and well-known cricketer Brett Matthews did the honours - p

12th August 2010

The first nine matches that form part of the K-Day 2010 fixtures took place on Wednesday, and culminated in an exciting clash between the Kingswood and St Andrew's 1st Boys' hockey teams at 17h00.  The game started in late afternoon sunlight, and ended up under

11th August 2010

Mrs Diana Hornby, Vice-chairperson of the College Council, has been announced as one of 2010’s Most Influential Women (MIW) in Business and Government in the Welfare and Related Community Service category. This is a fantastic achievement and the whole Kingswood

30th July 2010

We were deeply saddened this week to hear that one of Kingswood’s most illustrious alumni, Graham Beck (OK 1946) had passed away in London at the age of 80. Mr Beck was one of South Africa’s  foremost wine producers, although he was as well know

20th July 2010

Tayla Biggs played her 50th game for the Girls 1st Hockey team last week against a visiting Cape Town team from Herschel. She is seen here with her coach, Krinesan Moodley who presented her with a special shirt to celebrate her achievement.

20th July 2010


Kingswood College music teachers Boris Mohr and Dario Broccardo were invited to play at the “Grand Finale” concert preceding the World Cup Final at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg.  The concert, held as a fundraiser for projects fighti
15th July 2010


Many congratualtions to Kingswood Grade 10 pupil Megan Dixon who has won $100.00 for an essay that she entered for the Humane Education Network organisation - an anti animal cruelty organisation based in the USA. This was an international competition a

31st May 2010

The Kingswood Junior School Moonlit Market was a great success despite the freezing weather that arrived on Friday morning!  Parents and Grahamstown residents turned out in numbers to support the event, all wrapped up in coats and scarves - and enjoyed the warm

24th May 2010

The Interact Club of Kingswood combined forces with the Afrikaans department to organise a Boeresport Day where pupils could spend the day competing in fun activities. We also wanted to host the pupils from George Dickerson, St Mary’s and Grahamstown primary wh

7th May 2010

The children at the Kingswood Pre-Primary held a special tea for their moms this morning, entertaining them with songs, and presenting them with gifts of flowers and cupcakes to enjoy with their tea.  The children have drawn pictures of their mothers, and decora

7th May 2010

Sixteen Kingswood pupils and 5 staff members recently braved rain, mud, lots of thorn bushes, electric and razor wire fences and huge seas to complete the now legendary Kowie Dash hike. The 80km trek from Hunts Hoek near Peddie on the Fish River to Port Alfred i

5th May 2010

Bishops Diocesan College Prep School visited Kingswood on 5 May for rugby, squash and tennis matches, as well as some chess and music.  St Andrew's Prep and Graeme College joined in for matches and a great day was had by all.  For a detailed programme,

4th May 2010

The Kingswood College Concert Band played a concert in memory of former College Chaplain, Rev Howard Kirkby at Commem Methodist Church on Sunday night. Rev Kirkby, who was a pupil at Kingswood, matriculating in 1938, returned as College Chaplain from 1951 t

28th April 2010

David Viviers has been awarded a merit prize by UNISA for achieving 94% in his Grade 7 Piano exam. The Hennie Joubert Merit prizes are awarded annually by the Music Directorate of UNISA to candidates who have excelled in practical or theo

30th March 2010

The Kingswood College team beat 16 other schools to take first prize at the SciFest High Schools Quiz last week, winning the team members each a year at Rhodes University to study science.  The Kingswood team, consisting of Ian Buchanan, Justin Moorcroft and Ros

20th March 2010

The Kingswood Concert Band travelled to PE on Thursday this week to play a programme of music at St George's Prep School.  The St George's Prep Band also played a few numbers to kick off the concert.  St George's Prep were most hospitable hosts, giving the

15th March 2010

Kingswood College hosted the fifth annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture on 12 March 2010 when pupils, alumni and guests came together to hear Dr Liz Floyd speak on the theme “Standing up against injustice”. This year’s event was a particularly s

12th March 2010

The Kingswood College Music School has been associated with Grahamstown Hospice for several years now, so it was with great pleasure that the Concert Band performed in a concert to raise

8th March 2010

As part of Kingswood College’s Enrichment Programme, the Grade 9s take part in a School Newspaper and Journalist Club. A group of them recently visited the Rhodes School of Journalism and Media Studies on a “fact finding mission” to find out more ab

3rd March 2010

The Service Committee at Kingswood Junior School handed a donation to the local SPCA after a collection was made from a Civvies Day held to support the SPCA.  From left to right are Stevan Clarke, Hayden Kruger, Ashleigh Purdon, Ilha Byrne and Bronwyn Traff

16th February 2010

The Kingswood Music School put on a wonderful Valentine's Day Concert on the lawns of Jacques and Kirkby Houses on Sunday 14 February.  It was an informal affair - parents brought along their deck chairs, while pupils used their duvets and pillows as picnic

9th January 2010

Top of the world too!

Grahamstown’s top matric achiever is Kingswood College pupil Christopher Bradshaw.  He is modest about his outstanding results. He says about his high scores in all his subjects “It’s more than working
2nd November 2009

Kingswood College was well represented at the recent award ceremony of the NMMU Amesa Maths Olympiad held in Port Elizabeth.  Platinum certificates were handed out to pupils who achieved 90% or higher in the second round of the Maths Olympiad.  Grade 11s wh

28th September 2009

Four Kingswood pupils - Abigail Branford, Sharon Suh, Angela Fetting and Lonah Dyani travelled to Durban to participate in the National Individual Debating and Public Speaking competition held from Thursday 24 September till Saturday 26 September.

24th September 2009

Several awards (27) were handed to Kingswood pupils who have participated in the Grahamstown Regional Eskom Expo for Young Scientists at assembly this week.

Dean Stephenson received a Gold Award for his project titled : Rural Ant-hills:  Economic opportunit
18th September 2009

The Kingswood College team of Abigail Branford, Jade Hilton and Jessica Harris have won the annual Schools Environmental Science Quiz held at Rhodes University this week. Seven Grahamstown schools participated and the Kingswood team pipped Victoria Girls' High School

11th June 2009

Two Kingswood Grade 12s have made it into the De Beers English Olympiad top twenty for 2009.  Wesley Gush has been placed 11th, and Christopher Bradshaw took the 20th place.  The De Beers English Olympiad is a national English competition that attracts more

26th January 2009

Kingswood is very proud to have attained Green Flag status from both the Junior School (in March 2008) and the Senior School (in December 2008).

In January 2007, Kingswood College Junior School registered as an Eco-School and