The Old Kingswoodian Club welcomed the Class of 2022 as new members by presenting them with their OK ties and certificates.

As the sun set on a beautiful Sunday in Makhanda, the Old Kingswoodian Club Tie Presentation Ceremony took place on the Jubilee Pathway.

This annual event has become symbolic of the end of a school journey, and the beginning of a new, Old Kingswoodian journey. Pupils were welcomed into the OK Club, as they were presented with their OK ties and certificates. These were handed over by President of the OK Club, Chris Hobson, and Active Vice President, Richard Gaybba. For those Matrics and BYs whose parents were themselves OKs, they were presented their ties by their parents as a meaningful gesture, symbolising the continuation of the Kingswood legacy.

This year we welcomed guest speaker Bekithemba Ngulube (OK 2006). Beki was the Head Boy in 2006, as well as Head Chapel Steward. He spoke to the Class of 2022 about his time at Kingswood, highlighting the importance that his schooling career played in his life. Beki was also invited to address the incoming prefect body this morning. He imparted his knowledge on leadership. Beki also enjoyed a visit to his old house, Jagger House. We thank him for sharing his time with us. It was wonderful to have you back on campus for a few days.

The Tie Presentation Ceremony was made even more poignant by the handing over of the monies raised by the Class of 2022 to The Legends Fund. This year, the 2022 class raised a record-breaking amount. This money will go towards bursaries given by The Legends Fund.

To end off this significant event, the Junior School Boarders delivered a fantastic rendition of the school war cry.

“The true value of the education at Kingswood is in the lessons we learn along the way, the people whose lives we impact, the memories we keep and hold dear and most importantly the community we build together” – Beki Ngulube, 9 October, 2022.

We wish the Class of 2022 all the best with their exams. Welcome to the Old Kingswoodian Club!