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A tribute: Mr Stephen Holder (1955 – 2020)

Today a memorial service for Mr Stephen Holder, former Director of Music will take place. Former pupils, Eugenie Brand and Emily Fryer put together this accompanying video clip to honour their teacher. The music played in the montage is a performance by Mr Stephen Holder and Ruru Makoni, who is also an Old Kingswoodian.

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Avoiding the trap of complacency

College psychologist, Mrs Teresa Yell has a message to share with us for #WELLNESSWEDNESDAY around the dilemma of complacency and some tips on not falling victim to it.

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Second Term In Review

Now, more than ever, we realise that online teaching can never fully replace face-to-face interactions and that classrooms, although the way they operate may change in the future, can never be replaced by full-time online teaching.

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K-Day 2020: Four schools, one goal

Striving towards a common goal of trying to see how far in the world we could get by logging km’s for running, cycling or walking, our four schools managed a total of 8300km with over 800 submissions by members from the four schools.

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K-Day 2020: Video Messages

K-DAY 2020 Is here! And here are some messages from the Kingswood community as we all, wherever we are in the world, celebrate the day and what it means to us.

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K-Day 2020: How will this K-Day be remembered?

The year in which the world stood still, driven apart by the covid-19 pandemic. The year in which the world started to realise what really matters. The year that saw our fours schools join together as one. And above all, the year that saw us working together towards a common goal.

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Insights: Boosting my resilience during a crisis

College psychologist, Mrs Teresa Yell has a message to share with us for #WELLNESSWEDNESDAY today on resilience. Whether it’s for yourself or your child, see the suggestions below on fostering resilience and grit.

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[Video] #Wellnesswednesday with Dr Vassiliou

We are just over two weeks into E-learning and our #wellnesswednesday clip is aimed at our pupils this week, but the analogy that is used in this video clip, could well be useful to our greater Kingswood community as well.

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[Video] Shaping character every day

Mrs Carissa Wilson, our Deputy Head in the Junior School shared a special message with our Junior pupils this morning and we would like to extend this message to our broader Kingswood community.

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A peak into our junior world of online learning

At Kingswood we believe that the core function of our junior school is to lay the foundations for learning and for life in general. Our smaller class sizes allow us to support our pupils on a one to one basis and provide us with the time to care and to get to know our pupils individually.

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Bringing sport home to Kingswood

All of our coaches are working hard at putting together content for their respective sport and are also collaborating with each other on various aspects of how to go about teaching and conveying skills to our pupils via an online platform.

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Time to welcome in the Winter Term

A very different term to what we have ever encountered before, but the possibilities and excitement of what lies ahead in terms of the digital learning sphere is running over.

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Rev Tim’s REVlections: Easter 2020

As we entered the start of the national lockdown a few weeks ago we knew that as a community we would need to be able to, albeit not physically, connect with each other and to the heart of our school, which has always been the Chapel.

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Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture 2020

On Thursday morning, 12 March 2020, the annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture was delivered at Kingswood College. The lecture takes place each year to celebrate the life of Dr Neil Aggett and to honour his legacy. The celebration of his life is now more pertinent than ever.

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Welcome to the family!

Last Wednesday evening we had our New Pupils Induction Ceremony. For many, the evening marked 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 their hearts for years to come. Here is a small excerpt from Mrs Tracy van…

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Kingswood hosts EC Basketball Championship

The Eastern Cape Basketball Championship was a great success and we would like to thank St Andrew’s College for offering their courts for us to use. 11 boys teams and 6 girls teams participated in this year’s event. As a school, we entered three teams, our 1st teams for boys and girls and our U16…

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Kingswood 1st XI beat Graeme College

Kingswood won the toss and had no hesitation batting on a good looking surface on Somerset field. Kingswood suffered the early loss of Darius Govender (1). Ethan Maddocks (16) and Mihlali Jamda (35) fought hard in a solid partnership of 50 runs for the 2nd wicket. There was plenty of movement early on and the impressive…

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Dave Hodgson Sqaush Festival

This past weekend the Kingswood boys and girls 1st teams competed in the annual Dave Hodgson Squash Festival. Hosted by DSG and SAC this festival attracts the top teams in the Eastern Cape and Border regions.

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Kingswood takes on Pembroke House

Last Thursday we had the privilege of welcoming Pembroke House from Kenya to Grahamstown to play a cricket fixture against our boys. With our U13A Cricket team away at the Independent Schools’ Cricket Festival in KZN, we selected a combined team of U13B/U11A players to play a T20 day/night match on City Lords. How wonderful it…

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Music Awards based on Term 3 results

On Monday we presented a number of our pupils with music awards for various disciplines. These awards are determined by their Term 3 results: VIOLIN Harjeven, Priyanka – Grade 5 with Merit (Trinity College London) PIANO Calitz, Ethan – Grade 3 with Distinction (Trinity College London)Long, Catherine – Grade 3 (Trinity College London)Nhlapo, Tawanda –…

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The STEAM is rising!

Last Thursday a group of our Kingswood staff attended a half day workshop led by Inspire Africa, a group who live by their tagline ‘creating the future today’ with their Inspire S.T.E.A.M. Drone Programme.

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Induction of worship teams

There are a number of other teams that help draw us closer to Jesus. These teams were inducted in the Chapel on Friday morning.

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Cricketers do well against Woodridge College

The Kingswood 1st XI traveled to Woodridge College on Saturday. Both teams agreed to playing a new and exciting format called one day quarters. A 50 over game broken up into 4 quarters of 25 overs each. This format was the brainchild of Mr Iain Mctiffin (Woodridge Parent). Please see insert below: “How can we…

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Boys water polo season kicks off in earnest

This was the fifth year that our 1st Boys Water Polo team has competed at this very prestigious Grey College Water Polo Tournament. We set off with a very excited team of boys travelling to Bloemfontein. There were a total of 15 top boys schools water polo teams from all over the country participating in this…

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Kingswood College 1st XI do well against Framesby

Kingswood won the toss and decided to bowl first in hot and humid conditions on Gane Field. The opening pair of Sbu Zweni (1/25) and Caleb Daniels (1/28) were superb for Kingswood with the new ball. They bowled with incredible discipline without much reward. The Framesby innings never really got going thanks to a fantastic…

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Girls start off water polo season strong!

On Saturday 25 January 2020 the girls water polo teams traveled to Port Elizabeth to participate in a derby day with Alexander Road High and Pearson High Schools. The girls departed school early on Saturday morning, headed first for Alexander Road. The results from the games played were as follows: KC U14 vs Alex U14A…

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Induction of Senior School Heads

On Sunday, the College gathered together in the Chapel to induct our new staff into our school. Our Bishop, Bishop Freemantle was in attendance to induct our two new Senior School Head’s into their positions.

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Kingswood launches The Pebble Project

Kingswood College – turning small actions into waves of change… This year Kingswood is looking into different ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint on our campus by advocating for greener alternatives. We wish to inspire change not only on our own campus but in the broader community by using our small everyday…

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Sports Awards 18 November 2019

Catchup Certificates for term 2 Hockey Standards Pulumo Mosisili Neo Makatini Athletics Certificate of Merit for representing U17 Sarah Baartman District for Athletics Nana Abrebeseh Chris Pautz Standards Sarah-Lee KeevyDuncan Krige Colours Usivile Zweni Basketball Girls Certificate of Merit for representing U15 Sarah Baartman District for Basketball Kate MakukeRefilwe Tshekega Standards Radhika SinghSalang Ratshosa Basketball…

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Honours for Water Polo – Ciana Daniels

Ciana has been an integral member of the 1st Girls’ Water Polo team at Kingswood over the past 3 years. She captained the team to the semi-final at the National Co-Eds tournament this year. She is an excellent leader, who leads by example and is able to inspire her team mates. Ciana has represented Eastern…

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Honours for Squash – Quintin Shiel

Quintin is a unique talent on the squash court and has consistently represented the Kingswood 1st team since Grade 8 where he has achieved more than 120 caps. In fact, the first match he played for the Kingswood 1st side was as a Grade 7, which is an astonishing feat in itself. Quintin has demonstrated…

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Honours for Water Polo – Alex Brussow

Alex Brussow has been a member of the 1st Boys’ Water Polo team for the past two years, in this time he has earned over 100 caps for Kingswood College. He has represented Kingswood College at provincial level for the last two years. Early this year Alex was selected in the U18 Eastern Cape Water…

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Honours for Water Polo – Megan Rautenbach

Megan has been our key defender in the 1st Girls’ Water Polo team since she started at Kingswood College in Grade 10. Megan has represented Eastern Province numerous times over the years. Her most notable achievements are her participation in the U18 Currie Cup (SA Nationals) and selection for the U19A Eastern Province teams in…

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Honours for Squash – Caitlin Bell

Caitlin is a player that possesses the determination and commitment to the game of squash which has cemented her position in the Kingswood 1st girls squash team over the last few years. She has played for the Kingswood 1st team since Grade 9 and in that time has amassed 50 caps for the girls 1st…

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Honours for Sqaush – Veer Bills

Veer has been a consistent member of the Kingswood 1st team since Grade 9, amassing more than 130 caps for his school. He has represented Eastern Province Squash since U13 having been ranked consistently in the top 3 of his age group. Veer was also crowned the EP U16 age division champion and achieved a…

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Honours for Water Polo – Emily Webber

Emily has become a key member of the 1st Girls’ Water Polo team at Kingswood College. She controls the right hand side of the pool and plays a crucial role in getting the ball from defence into an attacking position. She plays in a calm and controlled manner. Emily was recently selected into the Eastern…

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“…Our voices have finally been heard…”

●Official Statement from the pupils of Kingswood College ● When we examine what our school is currently experiencing in regard to racial issues, it is easy to say that we are simply going through a difficult period, however, this has been with us for some time. The outcry from the pupils on social media was…

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We are listening.

To our pupils, to our parents, to our community.  Allegations have been made, voices have been heard.  The school has been facilitating talks with all pupils, staff, concerned parents, and have worked tirelessly the past few days to ensure that we do this right. Not for Kingswood, but for our pupils.  In the last few…

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Junior Trinity (London) Music Results

A number of of our Junior musicians took part in the Trinity Music Exams. Their results were received last week. Below are the respective achievements for each instrument: Flute Grade 1: Tyler-Star Hillier (distinction), Danielle Hazelden & Jaden Laing & Abulele Mbanga (all with merit)Grade 3: Micaela Wilmot (merit) Clarinet Grade 2: Zizi Gqoboka (merit)Grade…

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Junior pupils excel in Afrikaans Conquesta

We have received the results of the Afrikaans Conquesta examinations (Grade 5-7) written in September.  This is a credible benchmarking exercise, which focuses on reading comprehension and language structures and use.    A number of our pupils attained very good results.   Grade 5 Grade  6 Grade 7 Platinum : 85 – 100% Charlo Connan…

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Kingswood hosts annual U13 Girls Water Polo Festival

Kingswood College Water Polo once again hosted the very special U13 Kingswood Girls Water Polo Festival as our last major sporting festival during our 125 Jubilee year. The respective champions of this age group from schools all around the country traveled to Grahamstown (Makhanda) making up the 18 schools that participated over this past weekend. Paul Martin,…

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Senior Chapel Steward’s Retreat

Our Senior Chapel Stewards had a retreat this weekend. Coming in on a high after celebrating the Bok’s victory, they started with team building and games, enjoyed a braai together and spent time in worship. Rev Tim invited them to be alone with God on Sunday morning reflecting on some material and then they shared…

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Kingswood participates in St Stithians Stayers Tournament

1st Girls Report: The first team water polo girls traveled to Johannesburg for the St Stithians Invitational Water Polo Tournament. Having lost most of our starting seven, it was a tournament where we aimed to rebuild our team and learn to play together. The girls had an excellent tournament and improved game on game. We…

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Time – Ben Maposa

At the Senior School Prizegiving held last week, our Headboy for 2019, Ben Maposa addressed the school: “Good afternoon all. Greetings to Mrs Hornby, Chair of the Kingswood Council, Mr & Mrs Collier, Mr & Mrs Vorster, to the respective heads, Councillors, invited guests, parents, staff and fellow Kingswoodians. I truly appreciate being given this time…

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Your story matters – Siyamthanda Nomoyi

At our Prizegiving held last week, our Headgirl for 2019, Siyamthanda Nomoyi made a powerful speech to the school, council, parents and friends of the College. “Molweni, my name is Siyamthanda Nomoyi, UMagatyeni, umamali, UNdondela uNkomezi bomvu. As you see me today, I may come as one, but I stand as 10 thousand. Today I…

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Muirhead Founders Friend Award 2019

Muirhead Founders Friend Award citations : Alistair-John Collier and Anton Vorster At the Senior School Prizegiving held last week, the prestigious Muirhead Founders Friend Award was bestowed on two very special people in our Kingswood Family. Background to the award: It was presented for the first time in 2004, after it became apparent to the…

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Kingswood Juniors make Eastern Province Water Polo

We extend our huge congratulations to the following girls on their selection to represent the EP U13 Water Polo teams at the Inter Provincial Tournament that will be held in JHB in December: Julia Hough (EP U13A), Raena Trivella (EP U13A), Devon Heyns (EP U13A) Amy Wilson (EP U13B).

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Kingswood Junior Sports Day

Our Junior School only just managed to escape the worst of the weather last Wednesday when we held our annual Sports Day Athletics events. It was a wonderful way to bring the Athletics season to a close and to celebrate the hard work that has gone into the past 6 weeks. There were some outstanding…

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Kingswood equestrian represents Eastern Cape

Huge congratulations to Jani Muller who recently represented the Eastern Cape at the 2019 SA Western Mounted Games National Championships that were held in Bloemfontein. She came 8th overall amongst the best riders in the country. Well done, Jani!

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Junior Cricket vs Clarendon Park

Our U9A’s, U11A’s and U13A’s travelled to PE last Saturday for their fixture against Clarendon Park, while the U11B’s and U13B’s played at home. The U9A’s put in a valiant effort, but Clarendon Park proved to be just too strong and we lost by 109 runs. The U11A’s lost narrowly by 2 wickets in a…

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Pupil leadership team for 2020 announced

This morning we had the privilege of inducting our 2020 pupil leadership team in the Kingswood College Chapel. We cannot wait to see what the upcoming year has in store with these young leaders at the helm. Congratulations! HEAD PREFECTS: Head of School (Girl): Destiny MayanjaHead of School (Boy): Tsepo Ponoane Deputy Head of School…

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Academic Awards for Term 3, 2019

Presented at the Academic Awards Assembly held on the 10th of October 2019 GRADE 8 Headmaster’s Commendation: Ben Armstrong Kirstin Armstrong Araya Boettiger Matthew Collett Alexander Holder Saffi Hopes Jamie Lacey Lauren Maddocks Azo Mbanga Kayleigh Mildenhall Lara Sheard Connor Sholto-Douglas Kayleigh Smith Megan Van Wyk Tricia Vassiliou Amazing Vheriwa Cady Wales Williamson, Taylor Significant…

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Academic Honours Citation: Tyler Bovey

Presented at the Academic Awards Assembly held on the 10th of October 2019 Tyler is an outstanding scholar with an exemplary approach to her academic work, developing her innate ability in an admirable manner. She is a gentle soul who strives for excellence both in the content and quality of work she presents. Tyler demonstrates…

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Academic Honours Citation: Talia Aliber

Presented at the Academic Awards Assembly held on the 10th of October 2019 Talia is highly spoken of by her teachers. She is tenacious and never ever accepts things at face value but interrogates a topic until she completely and utterly understands it. She is extremely diligent, often requesting an extra lesson or two. She…

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Academic Honours Citation: Mwaka Machila

Presented at the Academic Awards Assembly held on the 10th of October 2019 Mwaka is a diligent young lady who shows great tenacity towards her studies. She always strives to understand every concept and to produce outstanding results. She is willing to volunteer answering questions in class and is a strong contributor to class discussions.…

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Annual Go M.A.D Day

Our Grade 1s had a very special handover to give to the Matric Class of 2019! Every year on Go M.A.D day, the Grade 1 classes make countdown calendars for the last 40 days until the Grade 12s finish their high school career. This has become such a special and valued tradition and a highlight…

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Building Relationships

In February this year, our Grade 11s embarked on a Community Engagement project which would serve the purpose of fulfilling some of the requirements of their LO portfolio, as well as building relationships in the community and benefiting the literacy development of children in a neighbouring school. Over the course of the year, they went…

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Celebrating World Teachers Day

“…The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see…” Tomorrow is World Teachers Day and we are celebrating our wonderful Kingswood teachers today! They are invaluable people who are responsible for shaping and helping our children, and therefore our future. Thank you! “…Kingswood teachers, your influence…

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We’re New: Kingswood Quintet

Our newly formed KC Brass Ensemble are very excited about performing at the Bedford Garden Festival (Sunday 20 October) alongside their music teacher and Director of the Music School, Ms Nici Coleman. Playing in a smaller ensemble is different to a big band as each member is equally important and has a solo part to…

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Kingswood hosts successful water polo tournament

Kingswood College hosted this year’s National Co-eds Water Polo as part of there Jubilee 125 year. The top Water Polo schools from all over the country travelled to Grahamstown(Makanda) to participate at this great showcase of Water Polo for 1st Boys and Girls Water Polo players being put through their paces with 18 Boys and…

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2020 Pupil Leaders Announced

“…Leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose…” Congratulations to the following Kingswood College pupils who have just been elected as our new pupil leaders for 2020. Headboy: Nkokoto (Tsepo) PonoaneDeputy Headboy: Matthew PritchardHeadgirl: Destiny MayanjaDeputy…

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Junior pupils excel at Eisteddfod

Bedford Country School Eisteddfod 17 Kingswood Junior pupils traveled to the Bedford Country School Eisteddfod last week to perform poems to an independent adjudicator. She had high praise for our pupils’ presentations and was particularly impressed by the fact that we had entries from all three languages. Well done to our juniors, you make us…

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“Today we celebrate, we learn and we are proud”

Matric pupil, Salimisa Bikani made this speech during our Heritage Day Celebrations held this past Tuesday: “…Good afternoon and welcome all you beautiful faces to today’s Heritage Day service. Niyanamnkela ngelihle igama lomfeli wethu uKrestu.  On this day that started off chilly you guys brought the flame. Today the way that we are dressed and…

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Interact Committee for 2020 announced

The Interact committee for 2020 was announced earlier this month at their Interact Dinner. Kingswood congratulates the following pupils on being selected for the 2020 committee: President: Destiny MayanjaVicepresident: Tsepo PonoaneWanda MadasaAzola PoswaAtang GabaraaneSizenalo BidlaMwango KondoloJocelyn MorrisonMia Scheepers Interact clubs form part of the larger Rotary International umbrella. They bring together pupils between the ages…

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It’s here: National Co-Ed Schools 1st Team Water Polo Tournament

The National Co-Ed Schools Water Polo Tournament kicked off yesterday afternoon at Kingswood College. With 20 teams and over 520 players, our campus will be abuzz and our pool abuzz with games, camaraderie and fun! “A warm welcome to all the pupils, staff and parents from all our participating schools to this year’s National Co-Ed…

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Heritage Day at Kingswood College

CELEBRATE! A celebration of you… of me… of all of us… THIS WAS HERITAGE DAY AT KINGSWOOD COLLEGE! Today our school celebrated Heritage Day and the diverse cultures and people that make up the Kingswood fabric. There was an explosion of colourful and intricately designed cultural dress, traditional face marking, beads, shwe shwe,’vellies’ to name…

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Learning beyond the classroom

Grade 8 Camp “…Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education…” ~…

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Pre-Primary Sports Day

“…If it’s not fun, then you are not doing it right!…” Well if the above is anything to go by, then our littlest Kingswoodians were doing everything RIGHT yesterday morning as they took part in their annual sports day on Gane Field. A much anticipated event on our calendar, our smallest Kingswoodian counterparts travel from…

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JEFA invasion at Kingswood College

“…Creativity is the secret sauce to science, technology, engineering, and math…” Last week the Junior Engineers for Africa (JEFA) held an invasion at Kingswood College. For the duration of the week they opened our pupil’s eyes to new ways of thinking, robotics and engineering systems.

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Athletes participate in Boys Quadrangular

The Boys Quadrangular was hosted this year by St Andrew’s College yesterday. This unique athletics meeting which is made up of a relay format in the following events: 4 x 100m Hurdles Shuttle Relay, Pole Vault, Discus, 4 x 800m, Javelin, 4 x 100m, Shot Put, Medley, High Jump, 4 x 400m, Long Jump, 3000m…

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Looking ahead: Pupil Leadership 2020

The excitement and energy was palpable last Sunday as our Grade 11s set off for their much anticipated “Leadership Camp”. This annual camp sees our Grade 11 pupils push outside their comfort zones to discover the leadership qualities that each of them possess. This camp is held at Forest Glade in the Elands River Valley…

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Kingswood hosts Hirsch Shield

Kingswood hosted the Hirsch (U19), SF Edwards (U16) and Sammy Gunn (U14) Shields athletics competition on Saturday (14th September) – here are the results

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The gift of reading – Intsomi Reading Project

To give the gift of reading is to discover exciting and endless possibilities.  To give the gift of reading is to give flight to the imagination. To give the gift of reading is to enrich someone’s life forever. The Intsomi Reading Project was launched at Kingswood College this week, as part of the school’s community…

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Kingswood hosts Independent Junior Schools’ Athletics Meeting

Yesterday we hosted the prestigious Independent Junior Schools’ Athletics Meeting on Gane Field, welcoming DSG, St Andrew’s Prep, St George’s Prep and Woodridge to our campus. There was a wonderful buzz and the excitement around the field was palpable. Each school delivered some outstanding results amongst the various disciplines and we want to congratulate every…

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On your marks, get set, GO!

Despite the sweltering heat yesterday, the Tabloid Athletics meet took place on Gane Field. Our U9s – U13s participated in this internal event, which allows us to select a team for the Independent Schools’ Athletics Meeting, as well as for Sports Day which takes place next month. It was wonderful to see so many of…

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Cyclists undertake Angora Challenge

“Ride As Much Or As Little Or As Long Or As Short As You Feel, But Ride!” – Eddy Merckx Over the weekend our Kingswood Mountain Bikers took part in the Angora Challenge in the small Karoo town of Jansenville. Our cyclists had a great time camping out at the Jansenville cricket club. The KC…

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#Enough is enough

The youth of Grahamstown are mourning. Kingswood is grieving. Tomorrow Kingswood College will join our brother and sister schools in Grahamstown to take a stand against gender-based violence and to stand in solidarity with all those who have been affected by violence in its various forms. Schools need to take responsibility for the role they…

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The 2019 Chapel Anniversary Service

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.” This morning our 57th Chapel Anniversary Service took place. The school gathered to mark the opening of the Chapel,…

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Term 2 Sports Awards Recipients

This morning our Sports Awards assembly took place. Congratulations to all pupils who were awarded for their contributions to our winter sporting programme. Assemblies such as these give us the platform to acknowledge the efforts and passion that our pupils display in the sporting sphere. Rugby Certificate of Merit Pharo, Dwayne (U16 Grant Khomo) Standards…

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Honours Award [Rugby]: Nigel Tinarwo

Nigel joined Kingswood College in January 2019 as a Bridging Year student. He arrived with the reputation of being a very good utility back that had played for Zimbabwe at age group level. Nigel is a very intelligent rugby player who can play nearly every position in the backline. He has been outstanding at full…

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Honours Award [Hockey]: Qhayiya Nogoduka

Qhayiya has represented the Kingswood 1st Hockey side on 32 occasions having joined Kingswood College this year. She has added great value to our team, being an example in that she trains outside of scheduled practice times and how she took on the challenge of changing her natural position from striker to midfield and in…

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Honours Award [Hockey]: Amy Mills

Amy has represented the Kingswood 1st Hockey side for a staggering 101 matches and has always possessed natural ability and feel for the ball. Amy has been an important part of Kingswood sport for approximately 4 years now and provides a vivid picture through clear action of what a positive attitude, passion and the growth…

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Honours Award [Hockey]: Lukho Mbenyana

Lukho has represented the Kingswood 1st Hockey side on 35 occasions and has always possessed natural ability. This year she explored her potential deeply, recognising early that she can’t only rely on her natural abilities but on a deep work process with constant reflection to grow tactically, psychologically and technically. This is exactly what Lukho…

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Kingswood Hockey vs QGHS

Kingswood girls hockey travelled to Queenstown to play against QGHS in what was a both enjoyable and successful set of hockey fixtures overall. Kingswood played 6 matches winning 3 losing 2 and drawing 1 in what proved to be a competitive day overall. The Kingswood 1st girls hockey display proved highly entertaining with Kingswood walking…

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K-Day Netball

K-Day 2019 1st Team Match Report Friday 14 July 2019 was the long awaited day where Kingswood College Netball were to play against DSG Netball at an annual K-Day Derby.    The HPC was buzzing with excitement, spectators booked seats hours before the match started, and waited in anticipation to watch the 1st team game as…

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K-Day Sqaush

The eagerly anticipated K-Day squash matchups between Kingswood College, DSG and St Andrew’s College took place on Monday the 10th of June. Squash players tend to be involved in other sports hence the early start to the K-Day week and this year was no exception with a number of players competing in three sports during…

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K-Day Rugby

The annual K-day derby match between Kingswood and St Andrew’s certainly didn’t disappoint the massive crowd that had turned up for the occasion hosted by Kingswood in their 125th jubilee year. The game was a titanic struggle between to teams who were up to the task. Kingswood started really well applying massive pressure on the…

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K-Day Hockey

Kingswood girls’ hockey played our annual derby against DSG this past weekend whilst enjoying the festivities of our Jubilee year celebrations. The first two matches were played on Thursday where DSG managed two wins. Saturday proved to be a tough competitive day with ten matches being played, of which Kingswood drew one and lost nine.…

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K-Day Squash

Girls u191- Carolina da Costa vs Erin Powers6/11, 14/12, 11/7, 10/12, 6/11DSG wins 3/2 in games 2 – Caitlin Bell vs Diana Dixie11/3, 11/4, 8/11, 11/2 KC wins 3/1 in games 3 – Kulhe Gontshi vs Zoe Ballentyne11/8, 11/8, 7/11, 13/11 KC wins 3/1 in games 4- Zoe Frazer vs Zintle Yaka11/9, 3/11, 4/11, 10/12DSG wins 1/3…

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Kingswood 1st XV win against Muir

On Saturday Kingswood hosted Muir College from Uitenhage to Grahamstown for their annual fixture. The game was played at a frenetic pace and both teams spent the first quarter of the game asking questions of each other. Both teams defended really well in the first 20 minutes and gave little opportunity away. Kingswood began to slowly gain…

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Kingswood Hockey vs Stirling

Kingswood College hosted Stirling High School from East London this past weekend and enjoyed a successful and competitive weekend of hockey. The boys kicked off the weekend’s hockey with some intense competition on Friday evening. The 14A & 1sts enjoyed some good victories winning 2-1 & 4-1 respectively. The 16A match ended in a tense…

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Kingswood 1st XV take on Stirling

Kingswood College welcomed Stirling High School from East London to Grahamstown on Saturday for their annual derby day fixture. Kingswood had come off a number of good results and Stirling had struggled a bit this year. The game started well for the hosts who applied pressure from the get go, and although Stirling showed commitment…

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Kingswood takes on Port Rex

K On Saturday Kingswood played against Port Rex from East London. The match started a lot of speed and both sides were happy to throw the ball around. Port Rex applied some early pressure deep in the Kingswood half and earn a penalty which they converted. For much of the first half Kingswood dominated possession,…

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Academic Awards Assembly – 13 May 2019

ACADEMIC AWARDS Term 2 – based on Term 1 results GRADE 8 Headmaster’s Commendation: Armstrong, Kirstin Boettiger, Araya Hurly, Taryn Maddocks, Lauren Mbanga, Azolile Mildenhall, Kayleigh Sheard, Lara Smith, Kayleigh Van Wyk, Megan Vassiliou, Tricia Williamson, Taylor Windsor, Holly Top Achievers: Hurly, Taryn Lacey, Jamie Smith, Kayleigh Vassiliou, Tricia Williamson, Taylor GRADE 9 Headmaster’s Commendation:…

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Siya Nomoyi (Headgirl) on leading the school in 2019

“…From the day I arrived at Kingswood on the 11th of January 2015, my family and I have been welcomed   with open arms. That day marked the beginning of a lifelong relationship between the school and my family. Kingswood has been my sanctuary, my place, my home. I arrived in an environment that allowed me to…

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Ben Maposa (Headboy) on leading the school in 2019

“…Kingswood College has been my home for nearly five years, and I can confidently say that this has been an experience like no other. I have grown, spiritually, mentally and physically (just about half an inch) and have been propelled to greater heights that have, not only allowed me to access my true potential, but…

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Inspiring Learning

The teaching spaces at the Kingswood Junior School are undergoing a metamorphosis in this, its 125th jubilee year. In an ever-changing world, schools cannot rely solely on traditional classroom spaces as a means to facilitate teaching. To this end, our Junior School has undertaken to move with the times! Pupils thrive in spaces which allow…

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Educating for a new world

Kingswood College, while celebrating its rich history of 125 years of excellence and deeply respecting the core values and traditions developed over the years, realises that a world class school should meet the educational needs of contemporary and future young “digital natives” or the so-called “Generation Z”. The school analysed  how it can continue to…

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Kingswood’s Character Curriculum… A first in Africa

In its Centenary Year, Kingswood College pays tribute to 125 years of education informed by Methodism, by becoming the first school in Africa, and one of a small band of schools in the world, to formalise Character Education in its curriculum. The school’s goal to produce principled young men and women skilled to be successful…

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Neil Aggett Memorial Award Recipient 2019

Citation – Siyamthanda Nomoyi Siyamthanda Nomoyi, fondly known as Siya, is a true role model to her peers.  She is able to stand up for what is right without being swayed by peer pressure.  She has deep respect for her fellow man and demonstrates inner courage to fight for human dignity for those who are…

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13th Annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture

This morning the annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture took place at Kingswood College. The lecture takes place each year to celebrate the life of Neil Aggett and to honour his legacy. This year, Kingswood College welcomed Dr Gavin Andersson, friend of the late Neil Aggett, former trade unionist and Apartheid activist, prominent scholar in the…

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Kingswood hosts annual U13 Co-Ed Hockey Festival

Last week saw Kingswood College host its annual U13 Co-Ed Hockey Festival on 14 & 15 March. Traditionally a one-day festival, this year it took place over two days to form part of Kingswood’s Foundation Weekend and greater 125 Jubilee celebrations. The campus was bustling with people and activities and it was no different up…

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Kingswood College celebrating 125 years of excellence

This year, Kingswood College has been celebrating its 125th year and from 13 – 17 March celebrated our Foundation Weekend.  As part of the celebrations the college reflects on the past and honours all who contributed to making Kingswood a world-class school. Kingswood believes the best and most appropriate way to honour past generations, is…

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Jubilee Music Concert

HEAR IT. SEE IT. LIVE IT… Last night our High Performance Centre was once again transformed, this time, into a first-class music venue for our Jubilee Music Concert. The theme of the night was music through the ages and our Concert Band accompanied by the Junior School Choir took the audience on a musical journey…

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KC Talks Launched at Kingswood

This morning Kingswood launched its “KC Talks” series in the Kingswood College Chapel. Dr Peter Collett and Dr Geoffrey de Jager are the first two speakers in this series of talks and it was our honour to have Dr Peter Collett with us this morning. Raised in Broken Hill (now Kabwe) in Zambia, Dr Peter…

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Kingswood celebrates 125 years…

Did you know that before Kingswood moved to its current site on Burton Street in 1896, the School was founded in what was known as the “Tin University” (behind what is now Winchester House, on Rhodes University campus). As part of celebrations, member of our staff, pupils and OKs walked from the original site back…

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Foundation Day Chapel Service

Over the years, hundreds of Kingswoodians have come together each year on 14 March to celebrate the founding of our school. On this day, 125 years ago, Kingswood College was founded and today we congregated in our Memorial Chapel to mark this auspicious occasion. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KINGSWOOD COLLEGE!

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Senior School Foundation Day Dinner

Our High Performance Centre was transformed into something out of this world last night for the Senior School Foundation Day dinner. The pupils and staff were in awe as they stepped into the HPC for an evening put together specially for them to celebrate the momentous milestone that is our 125th Jubilee year. While we…

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Junior School Foundation Day Celebrations

Laughter and shrieks of excitement rang out across City Lords yesterday afternoon as our Junior School hosted their Foundation Day celebration onCity Lords. Various fun stations were set up around the field and the pupilswere encouraged to make their way from one station to the next. A delightful scene unfolded as various junior grades mingled…

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Kingswood launches their own dedicated TV Channel through DigiTV

And, three…two…one… Kingswood College, going live on a screen near you! On Tuesday morning there was much excitement around the Kingswood College campus when KC Live, the brand, new Kingswood College TV channel, was launched. This new initiative is part of Kingswood’s ICE (Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship) programme. Kingswood has partnered with DigiTV and in…

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1st XI do well at Independent Schools Cricket Festival

The Kingswood 1st XI enjoyed a successful ISCF hosted by St Albans College, where they played 3 games, winning two and drawing one game.   Kingswood played Helpmekaar in a two day game at Cornwall hill. Kingswood posted 205 all out in their 1st Innings. Aidan Meyer (83) played superbly as he held the Kingswood…

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Kingswood College hosts Independent Schools Tennis Tournament

It has been an exhilarating weekend of Tennis at Kingswood College as the 2019 edition of the Girls’ Independent Schools’ Tennis Tournament kicked off from 22 February till 24 February.  The tournament features schools from as far as Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria. Kingswood welcomed Herschel Girls’ School, Springfield Convent School, DSG Grahamstown, St…

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Kingswood hosts Prep Schools U13 Cricket Festival 2019 in outstanding fashion

The past weekend saw many of South Africa’s most prestigious cricket playing preparatory schools converge on Kingswood College’s beautiful campus for the 2019 Prep Schools Cricket Festival. The regular schools all took part, namely: Highbury, Merchiston, The Ridge, St John’s; St Stithian’s; St Andrew’s Prep; Western Province Prep; Clifton; Cordwalles & the hosts Kingswood. In…

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Squash 1st Team (Boys and Girls): Dave Hodgeson Squash Festival

Our girls and boys 1st teams played in the annual Dave Hodgeson Squash Festival this weekend and both did well against some of the top schools in the country. Girls: The girls played their first match against Clarendon High from East London. The Clarendon High side is certainly in the top three girls squash teams in the…

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U14A Girls’ Water Polo – Dave Pitcairn Cup (Reddam House)

U14A Girls’ Water Polo – Dave Pitcairn Cup (Reddam House) This weekend saw the Kingswood U14A Water polo Girls’ team take part in the prestigious Dave Pitcairn Cup for U14 boys and girls. The event, hosted by Reddam House in Constantia, attracts the top water polo schools in the country on an annual basis. The…

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Kingswood 1st XI Cricket Team vs. Framesby, Port Elizabeth

1st Team Cricket Report: The Kingswood 1st XI cricket side travelled to Port Elizabeth on Saturday to play Framesby. Kingswood won by 83 runs. Kingswood won the toss and elected to bat first. The Kingswood top order were under pressure again with wickets falling at regular intervals. Kingswood went to drinks with the score 80/7. Josh…

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Kingswood girls excel at Alex Road Water Polo Tournament

1st Team Report The girls’ first team water polo travelled to PE for the Alexander Road water polo festival. It was a busy two days with the team playing 11 matches. The strength of the opposition varied, but it was an ideal opportunity to work on patterns of play and combinations for St Peters later…

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Kingswood girls shine at the Jason Murray U14 Water Polo Tournament

This year saw Kingswood return to the Jason Murray U14 Water Polo tournament hosted by Selborne College in East London. This is a popular event on the u14 Water Polo circuit, particularly in and around the Eastern Cape. Kingswood once again entered teams into both the boys’ and girls’ sections, and both teams were a…

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Academic Honours – Henning van Zyl

Henning is a diligent young man who shows great tenacity towards his studies.  He frequently asks questions as he engages with new and old material.  His reflecting on concepts until he is able to gain a deeper understanding of them is testament to his discipline and determination to succeed.  It is clear from his achievements…

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Academic Honours – Simeon Smit

Simeon is an outstanding scholar with an exemplary approach to his academic work, developing his innate ability in an admirable manner.  He is a gentle soul who strives for excellence both in the content and quality of work he presents.  Simeon demonstrates great tenacity; always conscientious and disciplined in his approach.  He is able to…

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Academic Honours – Kristina Mutuku

Kristina is a diligent young lady who shows great tenacity towards her studies.  She always strives to understand every concept and to produce outstanding results.  Kristina is a perfectionist and cannot bring herself to submit assignments where the work is not up to her high standards.  She has been described by her teachers as a…

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Academic Honours – Ben Maposa

Ben is a conscientious student who always goes the extra mile.  He is not satisfied with handing in mediocre work and his work is always of a high standard.  This level of excellence reflects his work ethic and academic drive.  He is not happy to cost along in his comfort zone, but constantly pushes himself…

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Academic Awards Assembly – 4 February 2019

GRADE 8 Headmaster’s Commendation:Abebreseh, NanaBristow, CarlaBrown, TarynDomingo, IsabellaGerry, DyllanHarjeven, PriyankaHough, BenjaminKallaghe, TobikoKelly, LukeMackay, Anna-LeighMakuke, KateMasie, DidintleMosime, ThaboRautenbach, FaithSchmidt, MeganScorgie, JamesVan Staden, MichaelWilliamson, CatherineYoung, AdamZhen, MinYu Significant Improvement:Lisher, MorganMosime, ThaboScorgie, JamesZhen, MinYuTop Achievers:Bristow, CarlaBrown, TarynKelly, LukeSchmidt, MeganWilliamson, Catherine GRADE 9 Headmaster’s Commendation:Burgess, LilyCrook, RebeccaCroucamp, KylieFraser, ZoëGrobler, ShaniLankester, GemmaLong, CatherineMadasa, WandaReid, Daniel Headmaster’s Commendation:Smith, Jenna-RoseTimmermans, AnnaSignificant Improvement:Brown,…

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Kingswood 1st XI vs St Andrew’s College

Kingswood won the toss and decided to bowl first. Josh von Holdt and Michael Fourie started superbly with the ball for Kingswood. The SAC opening pair of James Mullins (59) and Nick Frances (22) applied themselves and batted with good discipline during a testing period in the morning. Scoring was slow for the SAC batters…

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Kingswood hosts successful Brian Baker Water Polo Tournament

This weekend saw Kingswood College host its 8th Brian Baker water polo tournament for 1st team girls. In a Jubilee year where Kingswood celebrates its 125th year anniversary this event was always going to be a certain highlight! The Brian Baker Tournament – in honour of the late Brian Baker, who was responsible for starting…

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Brian Baker Water Polo Tournament Kicks Off

The annual Brian Baker 1st Girls Water Polo Tournament begins this morning. We welcome to our campus, the 13 schools participating in the tournament and we look forward to a weekend of camaraderie, fun and great sporting prowess. Kingswood will be playing four fixtures today: 08h00 vs Durban Girls College11h00 vs Reddam15h00 vs Glenwood House20h15…

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Kingswood College basketballers win tournament

Our U18 boys and girls teams participated in the 6th PE Comets annual Basketball Tournament in PE on Saturday. The competition was attended by eight teams from five schools and one club. Kingswood won two of their group matches, and lost one narowly (14-15 to Grey 1st team) and in so doing qualified for the…

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Kingswood 1st XI draw against Graeme College

The Kingswood 1st XI travelled to Somerset Field to play against Graeme College in a declaration cricket match. The start was delayed by 90 minutes due to wet run ups. Graeme won the toss and asked Kingswood to bat first in overcast conditions. The Kingswood opening pair of Mihali Jamda (24) and Cameron Lombaard (18)…

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Induction Service: Dr Colleen Vassiliou

“…Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine…” nduction…

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Opening of Hobson House

“…Family gathers here…” On Tuesday evening, Kingswood College reached another milestone in its history. We celebrated the official opening of Hobson House and paid tribute to the Hobson family whose history is so intrinsically linked with that of the history of our school. We were privileged to share the opening, not only with our junior…

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Kingswood College co-hosts the Grahamstown Schools’ Cricket Festival

As part of part of our 125 year celebrations, Kingswood College hosted the annual Grahamstown Schools Cricket festival. Schools in attendance included Menlo Park, Somerset College, Hudson Park High School, Cambridge High School, Woodridge College, St Andrew’s College, Graeme College, St Alban’s College, Trinityhouse, Hellenic Academy (Zimbabwe), St Andrew’s School (Bloem) and Kingswood College. On…

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Kingswood College Matric Class of 2018 excels

The Kingswood College Matric Class of 2018 has generated impressive results of which the pupils can be proud. The results produced by this year’s matriculants reflect a positive step towards pursuing their chosen post-school careers. The class of 2018 achieved a 100% pass rate and 138 distinctions were obtained. The top ten (10) pupils of…