A.B. Motsepe District Tournament

Our U15 Netball girls were invited to participate in the A.B. Motsepe District Tournament in Kokstad on 3 May 2022. A total of 7 schools took part in the tournament. The girls played with skill and enthusiasm, losing 5:6 to Thembalehu but defeating Nomsamo Primary 8:7. In the semi-finals we lost 1:24 to a very strong Shayamoya team before beating Nomsamo Primary again, 14:1, to achieve 3rd place over all. It was a great day filled with outstanding netball. We are extremely proud of our netball girls for their ongoing improvements.

Matatiele School Community: Inspirational Sport weekend

Matatiele School Community: Inspirational Sport weekend

It almost felt like the old normal where we could gather without masked fear and learners could enjoy sports to the fullest. This past Saturday, King Edward High School hosted a sporting event organised by St. Monica’s Diocesan School where Focused High School, St Monica’s Diocesan School, Bergview Primary School and King Edward High School gathered on our grounds to compete. The mood of the day was jovial. Learners engaged in friendly banter; there was ample food and cooldrinks, and parents came in numbers to support their children.

Two hours away in Underberg a number of our teams were participating in the Ball 2 Berg festival. There they enjoyed fixtures against Kokstad Primary, Kokstad Junior, Underberg, St Patricks and Lynford. Thank you to Underberg for hosting this splendid event.

Overall, it was a pleasant and successful sporting weekend, winning 39 games, drawing 5 and losing 11. Many thanks to all our coaches (teachers, volunteering parents and former learners) for their hard work and dedication.

Ball2Berg results

Rugby; U7 won all 4, U8 won all 4, U9 won all 4. Hockey; U7 won 2, drew 1, lost 1. U8 won 3, drew 1. U9 won 3, drew 1. U10 lost their games. U11 won 4, drew 1 lost 1. U13B lost 4.

St Monica’s festival results

Netball; both the U16 and 1st teams won all their games against Bergview, Focused and St Monica’s.

Hockey; 1st team drew against St Monica’s and won against Bergview. U13A won their games against St Monica’s and Bergview. U16A won against Bergview and drew against St Monica’s. U16B won against Bergview.

Rugby; 1st team won 36: 0 against St Monica’s. Our U16A’s won 40:0 against St Monica’s. The U13’s were victorious against Bergview and St Monica’s, while the U11’s beat Bergview and St Monica’s.

1st Hockey Team

1st Hockey Team

1st Netball Team

1st Netball Team

1st Rugby Team

1st Rugby Team

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u11 Rugby Team

u13 Hockey Team

u13 Hockey Team

u13 Rugby Team

u13 Rugby Team

u16 Hockey Team

u16 Hockey Team

u16 Netball Team

u16 Netball Team

King Edward - Spar Champions

King Edward - Spar Champions

With most Covid restrictions lifted, sport is in full flow at King Edward High School, and just like that another weekend filled with television worthy sport happened – this time with television, cameras and a full production crew. King Edward High School (KEHS) hosted the regional SPAR Hockey tournament. As predicted, we were blessed with intermittent showers of rain. In African culture, rain is seen as a blessing and a good forecast.

There were 10 teams in total competing, and these teams were divided into two equal groups. A little bit like the CAF championship. First up for KEHS was Creston College which we beat 1:0. Then following in quick succession our firsts beat KEHS U16 2:0; St Monica’s 3:0; Ixopo 1:0 before overcoming Creston College 2:0 in the semi-finals.

The finals of the tournament were against Suid Natal where KEHS 1sts emerged victorious 1:0.

The KEHS U16 side substituted for Port Shepstone High School who were not able to attend. The girls more than held their own and impressed everyone. Their points scored were not included in the final analysis, however.

What an exciting fun-filled day it was. The atmosphere was festive and professional.

We are so grateful to SPAR who did not spare any expenses in ensuring that the tournament was a roaring success. Their generous sponsorship provided abundant nourishment for all present. We would also like to thank the KEHS ground staff for their magnificent work on the school grounds. We appreciate their hard work and dedication. Finally, we extend our deep gratitude to all the officials for their excellent service on the day.

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Glorious Sport at King Edward High

Glorious Sport at King Edward High

The gloomy skies, and predicted rain, could not dampen the enthusiasm of players and spectators alike on the 9th of April. It was the highly anticipated local derby between KEHS and KC after all.

The occasion proved to be both enjoyable and heartwarming, as the cobwebs of Covid were shaken off in a full day of attractive sport. We commenced with hockey fixtures against Kokstad Junior School, where our U12 team won 1:0 and our U13’s lost 2:0. The hockey continued with an excellent U16 game vs KC, which KEHS won 2:1. Then it was the turn of our 1st team who dominated their fixture, but were unfortunate not to score. The final result was a 0:0 draw.

Netball continues to grow and develop as a sport at KEHS and the fruit of our efforts were reflected in the 15:6 win for the U16’s over KC. Our much improved 1st Netball team held their own until the final quarter, where we were undone by a lack of match fitness. The final result was victory to Kokstad College by 33:22.

As usual, the greatest excitement revolved around the rugby matches. The KEHS U16 team rose to the occasion and put on a spectacular display, with riveting moments. They kept their rivals on the back foot throughout and won comfortably 43:0.

The day culminated in the clash of the 1st team rugby heroes. It was clear from the outset that the KEHS team were revelling in the strong local support. The forwards dominated up front and gave KC a torrid time, while the fleet footed backs dazzled with their pace and guile. It was a resounding 32:0 victory to King Edward High School. All agreed that it was such a pleasure to be playing competitive sport again.

We congratulate all the staff and players from both sides and thank them for producing a spectacular day of sport.

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1st Netball

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1st Rugby

Sports Festival: KEHS vs Aliwal North

Sports Festival: KEHS vs Aliwal North

Friday, the 11th, was a sports feast. King Edward High School hosted Aliwal and held a sports festival consisting of the following sports: hockey, netball, and rugby. This sporting event is greatly anticipated by learners, teachers, parents, and the community at large. Young and old were found in the crowd of spectators, cheering, and encouraging their favourite teams. The aroma of braaied boerewors lingered in the air, adding to the jovial mood. It was truly a feast in every sense of the word.

KEHS U16 won their opening hockey match of the year 2:1, courtesy of Refengkgotso and Angel. This was an incredibly good start to the season. The first team hockey lost their match against Aliwal North 2:1. We are proud of them as they were every bit as good as the opposition and could easily have won the match.

The First and U16 Netball teams met very stiff opposition and lost their games, while gaining valuable experience.

The highlight of the day undoubtedly was the rugby. We were greatly impressed by the performance and sportsmanship, of both schools. All our young men played with determination and focus and one could see that they were well prepared for this game. The U14 team was unfortunate to be pipped at the post 13:12 in the last second of the game. Our U16 boys gave their all and drew 5:5. The First rugby side met an experienced, skilled and large team from Aliwal North. They never gave up and did exceptionally well to only concede four tries. Congratulations to them on their fine efforts. They lost with their head held up high as they learnt to live out the truth of Rudyard Kiplings Poem “If”:


“If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same…
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And-which is more-you’ll be a Man, my son”

 

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KEHS 1ST HOCKEY

KEHS 1ST RUGBY

KEHS 1ST RUGBY

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KEHS 1ST NETBALL

An Active Weekend: King Edward High School Sport Report

An Active Weekend: King Edward High School Sport Report

The hard, and partially relaxed, Covid-19 lockdowns of the last two years prevented school sports from taking place. Learners did not have opportunities to develop and train physically, and this impacted on them negatively. Teachers, on the other hand, missed the opportunity to see learners in various sport contexts and to get to know the students better outside the classroom. We are pleased that we are back to some level of normality and to see our learners and teachers participating in sport, and developing more holistically.

Athletics: U16-U20

King Edward High School participated in the Kwazulu-Natal Youth & Junior Championship in Pietermaritzburg on the 3-6 March 2022. Thirteen athletes gave their all and brought back 11 medals. The learners displayed commendable endurance and good sportsmanship.

We congratulate the following athletes: Rendani Mathoho (3 Silver medals in Discus, Shot Put and Hammer Throw U20); Reinard Mulder (Gold in Hammer Throw, Silver in Discus and 4th in Shot Put Boys U16); Buzzinski Saliwavikwa (Gold in 100m Hurdles and 6th in Long Jump Girls U18); Lihle Nontwana (Gold in Javelin and 4th in Discus Boys U16); Qhayiya Sapo (Silver in Long Jump Boys U18); Luthando Zincume (Silver in Javelin Boys U16); Advocate Matheza (Bronze in Hammer Throw and 5th in Javelin Boys U18); Trevor Mkhathi (Bronze in Javelin Boys U18); Refengkgotso Setloboko (4th in Long Jump Girls U18); and Ledia Seliane (6th in Discus and Javelin Boys U16).

KEHS Medal Winners at KZN Youth Junior Championships

Senior Phase Swimming Gala U13

Learners also participated in the Senior Phase Swimming Gala at Lynford. We are extremely proud of the positivity and courage shown by the learners at the Gala. They gave of their best and gained valuable experience and enjoyment.

1st Team Hockey

The first team Hockey Girls played their first game of the season at Suid-Natal on 5 March 2022. The team played three matches against Suid-Natal, Kuswag and Creston College. They drew all three games. Though this felt a little disappointing we are extremely proud of our girls as they showed endurance and played valiantly. The cobwebs of two year of Covid are being shaken loose.

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1st Team Rugby

The First Team Rugby Boys played against Amanzimtoti on 5 March 2022. The teams were evenly matched in terms of physical abilities, strength, and resolve. Though our boys did not win this pre-season match, we are confident that they will gain momentum, skills and fitness as the season progresses. We are proud of their efforts thus far.

King Edward High School Swimming Gala: Battle of the self

King Edward High School Swimming Gala: Battle of the self

Sport is back in full swing and the swimming gala provided much anticipated and needed competition and fun. Though some were ambivalent about the event, due to the general fatigue brought on by Covid-19 and its restrictions, the event was a success. The sound of singing and the presence of healthy competition was enthusiastically welcomed by learners and teachers. KEHS is dedicated to developing the whole person, and sports is necessary for personal and social development.

It was anticipated that the gala would be short due to the lack of swimming practices during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the event filled the whole day, with enthusiastic participation. We had a number of siblings and two sets of twins, competing with each other, which made for some excited moments. As expected the relay event was the most anticipated event and it yielded loads of fun, as the two Houses, Graham and Melville, gave their all. Though there can only be one winner -Graham in this case- both houses displayed the fine school spirit, good sportsmanship, and healthy competition. Well done KEHS and Graham house in particular.

KEHS Swimming Gala Medallists

KEHS Swimming Gala Medallists

KEHS Interhouse Gala

KEHS Interhouse Gala

Valentine’s Ball - February 2022

Valentine’s Ball - February 2022

The easing of Covid-19 regulations meant that we are now able to claw back some form of normalcy. The Valentine ball, held on the 17th of February, was an excellent example of ushering in a new season. The evening lived up to its expectations as learners came dressed accordingly. Swanky pink, red and white attire, glittering faces and dancing shoes were the order of the evening. The hall, the scene of ball, was decked with an array of brightly coloured balloons, paper cut-out hearts, and heart-shaped doilies on the tables.

There was an air of excitement with the arrival of learners for the much needed fun. Girls received red roses and chocolates from their dates. Food and drinks were thoroughly consumed and enjoyed. Afterwards the dancing commenced. Learners danced to eclectic music of diverse language and genre. This is testament to the inclusive ethos of the school: unity in diversity. Overall, the ball was a roaring success and learners tremendous fun.

2022 Mrs Mr Valentine Leah Da Silva Zaylen van Whye

Mrs Mr Valentine Leah Da Silva Zaylen van Whye

Jp SP Valentines Ball

Jp SP Valentines Ball

100% King Edward High

100% King Edward High

Once again King Edward High School has served its community with distinction and achieved a 100% Matric pass rate. This was accompanied by a most commendable 88,5% Bachelors admission rate, ranking the 2021 school results amongst the finest in the country.

Only 4% of schools in the Eastern Cape, and 7,5% nationally, managed to get 100% of their matriculants through. We are further delighted that all our matriculants have access to tertiary education and the vast majority will be attending University this year.

Much has been written about the challenges of Covid and the disruptions to education. We would like to commend our staff and learners on their sterling efforts in the face of adversity. Their dedication and resolve have been rewarded, and our learners are well placed to capitalise on the skills and values they have acquired in these difficult times. No less than 55 distinctions were achieved by the intrepid class of 2021. 88% of marks were above 50%, 65% were above 60% and an amazing 43% of grades were above 70%.

Seven learners achieved A aggregates: Rebecca de Burgh, Helen Dixon, Shaneece Fernandez, Kamvalethu Majavu, Sesona Mpingwana, Tshegofatso Msomi and Lehan Niehaus. Rebecca, Helen, Kamvalethu and Lehan deserve special mention as they each bagged 5 distinctions. The closely contended race to be recognised as Dux is not yet over, as we await the results of re-marks. We are confident that their grades will improve further.

We wish the 2021 matriculants godspeed, trusting God with their future as it is Him who gives increase. Buoyed by these excellent achievements, King Edward High School is already firing on all cylinders and anticipating another successful year.

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Rebecca De Burgh

Helen Dixon

Helen Dixon

Kamvalethu Majavu

Kamvalethu Majavu

Lehan Niehaus

Lehan Niehaus

Matric Class of 2021 - Farewell Dinner

Matric Class of 2021 - Farewell Dinner

On the evening of 12 of October, King Edward High School hosted a farewell dinner for the matric class of 2021. The evening was filled with glamour and style as the ladies and gentlemen dressed up to the nines - just as they do every year, Mrs du Randt, Mrs Steyn and the Grade 11s outdid themselves with the excellent decor and hosted a wonderful evening.

Spontaneous dancing

Spontaneous dancing

Rebecca Sine

Rebecca & Sine

Rebecca Jess

Rebecca & Jess

Lusanda Zicwengile

Lusanda & Zicwengile

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Jaden

Audrey Sine Lumi

Audrey, Sine & Lumi

Retshe Qaqamba

Retshe & Qaqamba

Rebecca Anathi

Rebecca & Anathi

 Mathaari Karabo Keona

Mathaari, Karabo & Keona

Esi Audrey Aama

Esi, Audrey & Aama

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Rebecca

Lusanda Nomasonto Khotsofalang

Lusanda, Nomasonto & Khotsofalang

Prefects 2022 and Matric Tea

Prefects 2022 and Matric Tea

This past Friday was filled with new beginnings and exciting endings. In morning assembly, the prefects for 2022 were announced. Next year’s head prefects are Aviwe Sakwe and Rendani Matoho. Our deputies are Thapelo Erasmus and Devon January.

The rest of the prefect body comprises: Amy Boshoff, Bokamoso Dloti, Chulumanco Gwaxa, Zubenathi Hloasi, Kiandre Jacquire, Lereko Jakopana, Olothando Madikizela, Mbeko Mankahla, Thabelo Matela, Athi Matubatuba, Mbasa Mceleli, Olungaka Mohlomi, Lukhanyiso Mona, Moleboheng Mosaku, Thabo Mswazi, Chelsea Myburg, Relebohile Mzinyana, Ondele Ngubo, Busa Ntshobane, Otha Nyakati, Esihle Sobantu and Imkhitha Sotshongaye.

We also had our matric tea where King Edward said good-bye and the matrics showed their appreciation. It was an enjoyable event with the highlight being Songezo and Rebecca summarizing their school career in a song. We wish our matrics well in the final exam! May God reward your fine efforts thus far. Our expectations of the Matric class are high as once again KEHS was ranked first in the district in the trial examination results.

Anathi and Songezo sharing the Word and praying

Anathi and Songezo sharing the Word and praying

Outgoing Head Prefects Rebecca and Sinelizwi handing the mace of authority to 2022s Head Prefects Rendani and Aviwe

Outgoing Head Prefects Rebecca and Sinelizwi handing the mace of authority to 2022s Head Prefects Rendani and Aviwe.

Spring Day 2021

Spring Day 2021

Spring has sprung, not as much in the environment around us as it has in our hearts. With Covid putting a damper on most fun activities in the past year and a half, it was definitely time for the learners of King Edward to flourish on a day where the goal was to forget about formal school work and just focus on enjoying life.

We were able to host our own 'Mini-olympics', where sack-racing, sand-castle-building, human foosball and balloon relays were a few of the fun activities the various countries could participate in. Our opening ceremony mimicked reality, with each class representing a country and marching in as ‘their’ country’s National Anthem played. The Grade 7s also treated us to a Git Up team dance.

China (Grade 4) won the spirit cup and France (Grade 7) achieved first place overall with the most gold medals.

It was a sweet day, almost as sweet as the condensed milk treats and ice-cream cones that were sold. The kids had a spring in their step, the teachers realised that we were no longer spring chickens and hope will surely spring eternal that this will not be our last Spring Day at King Edward.

France the overall winners

France the overall winners

China making an entrance

China making an entrance

Our Deputy Head Boy showing China how its done

Our Deputy Head Boy showing China how its done

Hobby Horse Race

Hobby Horse Race

Sack Race

Sack Race

The delicate art of balance

The delicate art of balance

Water Balloon Fight

Water Balloon Fight

Soccer Skills

Soccer Skills

Real life Foosball

Real life Foosball

Posing

Posing

Prefects address learners in Maluti.

Prefects address learners in Maluti.

On 25 May, King Edward's Head and Deputy Head Prefects were invited to address other learners in Maluti. Our four speakers held the School's flag high with their strong speeches and wise words of encouragement. Thanks must be extended to the District Director, Mr Mbangeni, for the invitation and we look forward to many more such meetings.

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Anathi Madikizela

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Rebecca de Burgh, Sinelisiwi Matam & Songezo Mcinga

A visit from Ntsoaki Kortjass Sibiya

A visit from Ntsoaki Kortjass Sibiya

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On Monday, 17 May, Ntsoaki Kortjass Sibiya paid a visit to her alma mater, King Edward High School. She was Head Girl and First Hockey captain in 2005. She is currently a semi-finalist in the Mrs South Africa competition. Mrs Sibiya came to address some of our high school learners and to encouraged them to make the most of what has been given them. She praised the quality of education she received at King Edward High School.

KEHS 1st Team Hockey girls would like to say a big thank you to their generous sponsor Sirrah Hardware for sponsoring our stunning Hoodies. You have always been a true friend of our school

Hamlet at de Hoek farm

Hamlet at de Hoek farm

On 22 April, the Grade 12 learners travelled to de Hoek farm to watch the Hamlet play in a novel environment. Due to Covid, the learners could not watch the live play at the Durban Playhouse as was tradition and alternative arrangements were made to ensure that they could still experience the play.

On arrival, they received a warm welcome and taking advantage of the scenery and the fresh air, they set off on a short hike up the mountain-side. After a week of stressful tests, a day away from school was all the Grade 12 class needed. With the combination of being both restful and educational, the learners left having been given one more experience to remember in the years to come.

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SKZN Rugby Trials - 5 May 2021

SKZN Rugby Trials - 5 May 2021

During this unique and strange time of COVID-19, school sport has somewhat dissipated from the normal routine of school life. Since the go-ahead was received by the Department of Education, we have been vigorously practicing with our rugby boys. As with all things, you only realize how much you value something when it is taken away. As part of school culture at KEHS, we want to encourage holistic learning and development, where academics, sport and culture play an integral part of the KEHS experience. We are pleased that we are once again, able to play this game of rugby that we love so much. Last week KEHS had u/16 and u/18 rugby boys participating in the SKZN round 1 trials.

We are pleased to announce that the following players will move forward to round 2:

U/18: Benji Dickson, Olothando Sapo and Kamva Nonjiji.

U/16: Stephan Bronkhorst, Kadin Kok, Trevor Mkhathi, and Blessing Chenzete.

Congratulations and good luck for round 2.

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Songezo Mcinga, Sine Matam & Benjamin Dickson. First XV.

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Benjamin Dickson. First XV.

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Try time! Stephan Bronkhorst u16.

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KEHS vs Suid-Natal - 8 May 2021

KEHS vs Suid-Natal - 8 May 2021

Saturday, 8 May, was the first set of sporting fixtures for King Edward since the start of the pandemic. Suid-Natal graciously travelled to King Edward to play against us. Our u/16 hockey girls played spiritedly and drew 0-0. The u/16 rugby boys’ game was tough and KEHS lead for most of the game. Sadly, Suid-Natal got a try in the dying seconds of the match to snatch the victory. The full-time score was 15-12 for Suid-Natal. The first rugby match kicked off with incredible intensity as the KEHS boys were on fire and ready to play. KEHS lead the scoreboard for the entire game. Suid-Natal fought back valiantly in the second half but it was too little too late for the boys from the south. KEHS walked off the field with their heads high, winning the game 19-15.

Our First Team girls' Hockey game started very slowly, with both teams finding their feet and connecting with their teammates. KEHS managed to score 1 goal, winning 1-0.

We would like to thank Suid-Natal for traveling to us and for their great sportsmanship.

 

KZN Athletics Championship: 26-28 March 2021

KZN Athletics Championship: 26-28 March 2021

King Edward High School took 10 athletes to participate in the 26-28 March 2021 KZN Athletics Championships. While we had good weather conditions on day two and three, on day one our athletes had to compete in very wet, rainy conditions. Being the extraordinary athletes they are, they still fared well and produced outstanding results. We want to congratulate all our athletes on their exceptional sportsmanship and performances.

Our results are as follows: Qhayiya Sapo - Gold in Long Jump Boys U16; Tlhabeli Letuka - Bronze in Long Jump Boys U16; Lihle Nontwana - Bronze in Javelin Boys U16; Trevor Mkhathi - Gold in Javelin and Silver in Discus Boys U16; Advocate Matheza - Gold in Discus, Silver in Javelin, Bronze in Hammer Throw Boys U16; Reinard Mulder - Gold in Hammer Throw, Silver in Shot Put and Bronze in Discus Boys U16; Sydney Lombard - Gold in Hammer Throw, Silver in Discus and Javelin Girls U16; and Kamva Nonjiji - Gold in Discus, Silver in Javelin Boys U20.

Extraordinary times have called for, and resulted in, extraordinary performances by our athletes. We are very proud of each one for them, even those who did not receive medals at the competition. Your best is always good enough for us! We want to thank Sondela, Modern Butchery and Brandon Lombard for their generous sponsorships during the Championship. We truly appreciate your support.

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Trevor Mkhati

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Tlhabeli Letuka

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Sydney Lombard

Athletics in Durban: 13 March 2021

Athletics in Durban: 13 March 2021

Despite the challenges COVID-19 has put in our way, our athletes had an outstanding weekend in Durban. We would like to congratulate the following athletes on their performances: Sydney Lombard 1st & 2nd, Buzzinski Saliwavikwa two 1st places, Qhayiya Sapo 1st place, Tlhabeli Letukaone a 2nd & a 3rd, Bereng Mohlomi 1st & 3rd, Kamva Nonjiji 1st & 2nd, Reinard Mulder two 1st places and a 2nd, Celere Ntshengulana 2nd, Advocate Matheza 1st & 3rd, Trevor Mkhathi 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Lihle Nontwana 2nd, Rendani Mathohi 2nd and Lukhanyiso Mona 2nd.

We are looking forward to the KZN SYYJ Athletics Championships this coming weekend at King's Park, Durban.

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Rendani Mathohi 2nd

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Reinard Mulder 1st

Umntu ngumntu ngabantu

Umntu ngumntu ngabantu

Umntu ngumntu ngabantu. It was in the spirit of this proverb that prefects of King Edward High School commenced leadership training on Saturday.

Upon arrival we were cordially greeted by our handsome guide Charlie and Prefect mentors. They led us to our base for the day, and we were immediately taken aback by the simplistic, yet elegant aesthetics of the stone house.  After prayer, our day officially began. Thinking back now this could have been the only thing that kept many of us calm and collected after we observed the state of our shoes after the first activity. If you know of any good, affordable dry cleaners, please do leave their name and number at the school's reception.

With that being said, one could already picture what our first activity entailed - guts, resilience and bravery. The prefect body was split up into different groups who competed against one another for the title of… there was no title actually, we were just competing against each other, because why not.

Yet through this, no one had been prepared to meet the people introduced to throughout the race. Beautiful demonstrations of dedication, patience and continuous encouragement were displayed throughout the entire event, and not a single teammate was left behind or without any reassurance that they were part of a unit. Throughout this race, the prefects were experiencing and demonstrating the importance of community.

After the gruelling race, we cooled down in one of the dams on the lovely establishment and had lunch, which was quite a treat for our ravenous selves, especially for those who managed to consumed six hamburgers!

With lunch well on its way Mrs Semosa introduced the concept of lunch discussions, where honest questions were asked and answered in a respectful manner. Here we got to know what we would not usually have known in a casual setting and we were allowed to air issues and to learn respect for our fellow prefects who had opposing opinions to us.

We then returned to our base where Mr Harrison and Ms Rawlins met us with inspiring and heartfelt messages on leadership, the importance of establishing a firm base and finding one’s purpose. Mr Harrison specifically highlighted the importance of servant styled leadership, and how one can only give without reserve if one’s source of strength and inspiration gives without out ceasing. Therefore, to establish a firm relationship within the Lord will allow one to give as one who has never experienced lack.

The next message was given by Ms. Rawlins who shared her experiences and wisdom on how to navigate not being in complete control over one’s life. She shared the importance of finding one’s identity in Him who remains the same every day, and understanding that the work you do for those around you counts for something, no matter how small the contribution.

As mentioned earlier, one is shaped by community and those around you. Those words have not rung truer than through the actions of our Prefect mentors who showed us the importance of communication, listening and hearing one another.

It was refreshing working with adults who treated you as they expect you to conduct yourself, I speak for the whole prefect body when I say that we respect and greatly appreciate the manner in which you worked and will continue to work with us.

With that being said, the Prefect body of King Edward High School would like to thank the School for providing the resources for our excursion, the Rawlins family for hosting us, Mrs Semosa, Ms Rawlins, Mr Bouwer and Mr Enslin for their leadership and planning and finally a special thanks to Charlie for being the cuteness overload we all needed to continue throughout the day.

From trudging through marshlands, jumping over fences and learning to hold one’s tongue, one could assuredly say our prefects understood what determination, assertiveness, and communication meant. We left knowing, better yet, understanding the importance of community and how it affects us, especially when we understand that one does not bring about greatness for all (and at all) , when one works towards greatness alone.
Therefore, with this new revelation filling our Prefect body’s sail, we hope and know this year will be one of laying ourselves down for those in and around our community.

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Celebrating Heritage day

Celebrating Heritage day

King Edward High School celebrated Heritage day on Friday 26 and Monday 28 Sept. When you have such a beautiful and diverse heritage, you have to show it! The children and educators displayed their heritage with pride and excitement. Facemasks are now part of our heritage as well.

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King Edward High School is ready

King Edward High School is ready

King Edward High School is looking forward to welcoming pupils back. We have been working very hard to ensure the school is sanitized and prepared for the return of learners.

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King Edward’s visit to The Playhouse

A crisp Wednesday morning, 11 March, saw the King Edward matric class pile into the buses and travel down to Durban. The notorious Durban heat did not disappoint. Because of Mrs Naidoo’s paranoia about time, we were 1 ½ hours early. The extra time was wiled away at the museum across the road.. Back at The Playhouse, we had a short wait before being ushered into the theatre itself. The play was much of the same as last year so no surprises for the teachers. Learners, however, found much to appreciate.

The role of Polonius was well cast and drew many favourable responses. Sadly, some of the actors lacked in the enunciation department which made it difficult to follow the dialogue. Fortunately, our learners were familiar with the play and could fill in the gaps. The learners’ engagement with the play was constructive as they were able to rate performances and question the wisdom of certain sub-plots being omitted.

Overall, the theatre experience was valued. Our learners were commended for their good behaviour and mature appreciation of the play. It was a good day out, albeit long.

Sport vs Aliwal - 2020

Sport vs Aliwal - 2020

Friday 13 March, an unlucky day for some, found most of King Edward out on the fields of King Edward Park. We were playing host to Aliwal North. We played them on the netball courts, we played them on the hockey fields and we played them on the rugby fields. And we proved to be worthy opponents, with our teams not giving in to a dull surrender. We thoroughly enjoyed the day of tenacious sport and good spirits.

Thank you to Aliwal North for travelling as far as you did. And thank you to all the staff and pupils who made the afternoon a memorable one. Our First Rugby team displayed commendable drive and motivation despite losing 5:12.

Our First Hockey team did not disappoint either and were unlucky to concede a goal in literally the final second of the game.

u16 Rugby

u16 Rugby

u14 Rugby

u14 Rugby

Scottburgh 1st Team Sport Festival

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. During this past weekend KEHS took our First teams to participate in the annual Scottburgh High School Sports Festival. It was a well-organized and energetic event hosting very tough competition.

The First Girls’ Hockey team played three games. The day was hot but the girls played well. We drew against Kuswag and Kingsway and beat Shepstone 1 – 0.

The first Netball girls displayed great improvement in the Scottburgh Festival although losing 8:18 to Kokstad College, they beat New forest 14:5, Werda 15:11 and Scottburgh 9:5.

The first rugby team was matched against an old rival, Suid-Natal High School. The match started with high intensity. From the start, both sides displayed great physical intent. What I witnessed this past Saturday makes me extremely proud to be part of KEHS. Our boys never gave up; despite trailing at the half time break, the team displayed character and determination and walked off the field victorious. Yes, we won the match, but we achieved something bigger than this. We came together as a team in the face of overwhelming odds, proving that we are courageous. Extremely pleased and satisfied, we say thank you to our opposition and congratulations to our boys.

Mini Cricket - 2020

Mini Cricket - 2020

On Saturday, King Edward hosted our annual Mini Cricket Festival. A number of schools attended the festival and, as always, we enjoyed an excellent morning of cricket. The boys displayed some awesome talent and excellent sportsmanship. KEHS would like to thank all the schools for attending and for helping to make the day so successful.

Landon Robins

Landon Robins

KZN Sub-Youth and Juniors Championships

KZN Sub-Youth and Juniors Championships

Nine athletes participated in the KZN Sub-Youth and Youth Championship from 6-8 March at the Kings Park Stadium. They excelled against tough opposition bringing home 9 medals. Joshua Sweetnam: Gold in Shot Put, Discus and Hammer boys U16. Rendani Nathone: Gold in Hammer, Silver in Discus and Hammer Boys U16. Sine Matam: Gold in Discus and Hammer Boys U20 and Blessing Chinzete: Bronze in 800m Boys U16.

1st Team Sports’ Festival at Suid Natal

1st Team Sports’ Festival at Suid Natal

During the past weekend, KEHS took part in the annual Suid-Natal Sports’ Festival. As always, this day brings together some of the top schools in the greater KZN South Coast region. At KEHS, we have a long and proud rugby tradition. Win or lose, we always strive to play our absolute best. This weekend saw us playing against an old rival, Kingsway High School. The match was very tight and evenly contested. KEHS held their own but lost the match. The boys made their coaches extremely proud by showing a “never say die” attitude - a virtue we hold close to our hearts. We look forward to the next contest to show improvement and determination once again.

Our First Team Girls' Hockey Season also kicked off this weekend at the Suid Natal Sports’ Festival. The girls' first opposition for 2020 was Kuswag High School. Kuswag scored in the first five minutes. However, our girls stood their ground and went on to score two goals giving KEHS a fine 2:1 victory. We drew 0:0 against Scottburgh and Creston.

The First Netball Team played against three strong netball schools. The girls gave their best performances, though they ended up with many injuries, as some of the games were physical. It was good experience for the girls and they look forward to the next festival.

We would like to thank the hosts - Suid Natal for a well-organized day, filled with great fun and fine sport.

Sinyolo Kibi shooting a goal for KEHS 1st Netball Team

Sinyolo Kibi shooting a goal for KEHS 1st Netball Team

KEHS 1st Hockey team talk

KEHS 1st Hockey team talk

KEHS U11 Cricket vs Bergview

On Wednesday, 26 February, King Edward hosted the Bergview U11 cricket team. KEHS batted first making 131 runs after 15 overs without conceding a wicket. Our best batsman was Bailey Greyling who scored 22 runs. Bergview made 25 runs after 15 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. KEHS therefore won the match by 106 runs. Well done to the boys!

Interschool Gala - 2020

On Wednesday, 26 February, both the Senior Primary and the High School participated in annual interschool galas. The day was hot and sunny - ideal for the swimmers. Caleb Sweetnam came first in his age category. Sarah-Jane Höll was the runner-up Junior Victrix Laudorum and Ethan Duminy was the runner-up Senior Victor Laudorum. Thank you to the hosts, St Patricks College, for well-run and enjoyable galas.

Senior Primary Monitor Camp - 2020

Senior Primary Monitor Camp - 2020

On 24 January, King Edward’s Monitors departed to Glenrock for their annual team-building camp. After being warmly welcomed they proceeded to participate in many activities. These included: kayaking, zip-lining, raft building, star-gazing and oddly enough how to make potjie. Ultimately, the monitors learnt how to work well as a team, motivating each other where need be. They analysed their own strengths and weaknesses and explored what types of leaders they were. It was an enlightening and enjoyable experience for all. Thank you to Glenrock for being fine hosts and to the teachers and drivers for accompanying them.

Raft Building

Raft Building

Zip-lining

Zip-lining

High ropes

High ropes

King Edward U11 Cricket vs Underberg

King Edward U11 Cricket vs Underberg

On Saturday 22 February, King Edward U11 cricket played against Underberg. KEHS batted first making 111 runs after 20 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. The best batsman was Kandro Phillips with 34 runs. KEHS bowled very well, restricting Underberg to 79 runs after 20 overs. The best bowler was Kandro Phillips with 2 for 7. KEHS thus won by 32 runs. Well done to the boys!

Cricket against St. Patrick's College

Cricket against St. Patrick's College

King Edward High School commenced their 2020 cricket season with a match against St. Patrick's College on 18 January at King Edward Park. After winning the toss, St. Patrick's chose to bat first and scored 217 all out in 35 overs. In reply, KEHS scored 145 all out in 27 overs. The second match was played against South City Christian School on the 25 January at the South City Oval. KEHS won the toss and chose to bat, scoring 111 all out in 31 overs. Our captain, Kholekile Bam made 27 runs. In reply, South City made the required 112 runs for victory in 22 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. KEHS' third match was played against Kloof High School at the Kloof HS grounds on 1 February. Kloof HS won the toss and put KEHS into bat. KEHS scored 109 for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 25 overs. Subsequently, Kloof HS made the 110 runs needed for victory in 17, 3 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. The match against Creston High School was more successful. Creston batted first scoring 142 all out. KEHS chased down this total without losing a wicket. Njinga Mnukwa top scored with 60 and Jaden Davids made an impressive unbeaten 48.

Congratulations to our first team boys on a fine 10 wicket victory. Our U16 team was equally successful against Creston College passing their 52 all out in the 8th over for the loss of just 3 wickets.

Dante van Wyhe

Dante van Wyhe

Songezo Mcinga

Songezo Mcinga

KEHS host hockey clinic with Elsie Coetzer

KEHS host hockey clinic with Elsie Coetzer

KEHS hosted a very productive coaching clinic with Elsie Coetzer this past weekend. A total of 40 participants benefited greatly from the expertise of the presenters.

King Edward High School Tennis vs Kokstad College

On Thursday, the King Edward High School Tennis team travelled to the Kokstad Country Club to play their first match of the year against Kokstad College. KEHS started badly, losing two of the three matches played in the first round, but bounced back in the second round reducing the gap to three points going into the final round. KEHS could not maintain the momentum, however, and lost two of the three matches in the final round, thus losing the fixture by thirty-six points to twenty-seven.