College's Top 10 per Form for Term 1
Academic excellence is the solid foundation on which our proud school rests, and we celebrate and recognise the achievements of our boys in this area.
Every term, we record the top 10 boys in each form, and they join the headmaster and senior staff at the Good Report Tea to acknowledge their results.
The top 10 boys for each form for term 1 of 2021 are listed here
Well done gentlemen - we are so proud of your achievements, you are an inspiration to your peers.
Creative Afrikaans Activities
Some of Mr Gerhard Steyn's boys displayed their more creative side in two recent projects.
The first was a competition to create an Idiom poster - with the top 3 for each class being recogised.
Below are our 4th form and 2nd form winners...
4th Form: 1st. J. Clark. 2nd M. Masson. 3rd M. Marrilier
2nd Form:1st D Nadasan. 2nd J Steyn. 3rd tied M Borchers and T Ambler
The 2nd project was to create some beautiful Mother's Day cards. Well done gentlemen!
Naptosa recogises College's staff
The following staff have been acknowledged by NAPTOSA Teachers' Union for obtaining a 100% success rate in their subjects in 2020.
M Rembold [Physical Science]
J Finnie [Life Science]
SM Ngcobo [isiZulu]
G Landsberg [Afrikaans]
A Phillips [English]
G Govindasamy [EGD]
M Maharaj [English]
D Trodd [Physical Science ]
R Paterson [Life Sciences]
S Mhlongo [Isizulu]
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RECOGNITION
Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to Mr Brandon Swart who has been recognised by the DOH and School Health Services for extraordinary service and dedication in Covid-related matters.
We have had two excellent weeks already this term for both teachers and learners participating in our Khanyisa programme.
On the weekend, 100 Khanyisa learners attended their English session with essay writing as the topic of the day. The learners loved listening to Mozart music whilst allowing their creative juices to flow and preparing for their individual essays based on the given topic.
Sport is Back
Memorandum of Understanding
We are thrilled to see the resumption of school sports fixtures and look forward to a great season of fixtures ahead.
College has joined with our fellow boys’ schools in KZN as a collective, in support of the role and value sport plays in the development of young men. Our strength as boys’ schools is built on the solid foundation of friendly matches that have served us well over the years.
The resumption of fixtures comes with a set of Gazetted regulations which are in place to protect all our boys and their families from the still very present threat of COVID-19.
As the College community – please take time to read the Memorandum of Understanding HERE we have signed as a collective, and help us by adhering to these regulations and the spirit with which we are approaching our return to fixtures.
Further details of our games and results are available on our College Sport App.
Sport Results 7 & 8 May
This weekend saw Maritzburg College take on long-time rivals Durban High School (DHS) in a full round of hockey and rugby fixtures, most of which were away games.
Congratulations to our 1st teams for Rugby, Hockey and Soccer who all secured wins.
The 1st XV rugby team were excited to win the Skonk Nicholson trophy in their 34-10 defeat of the #horseflies of DHS.
We also had boys participating in Cross Country, Cycling, Canoeing and Shooting over the week and weekend.
Details of all the results here
The videos of recorded games from the weekend are up on our Your Tube Channel here
Maritzburg College and Durban High School have a long-standing rugby rivalry, having first met on the rugby field in 1910, with College winning 5 - 0. Three year later, on the 27th of September 1913, they faced off again, and it concluded in a mammoth win for College 65 - 3.
Since then, our schools have met numerous times with both sides experiencing glorious wins and crushing losses. Tomorrow we meet DHS on the sports field again and we have no doubt it will be another epic clash, watch it live here:
Pictured here is OC Kevin Smith, a member of the famous 1985 team, scoring against DHS in Durban.
Burnout is a state of mind that comes with long-term, unresolved stress that can negatively affect your work and your life. In an ideal world, nobody would experience burnout, however it is becoming more and more common with searches for “signs of burnout” increasing by 24% in 2020 compared to the previous year. Burnout is to do with experiencing chronic stress where the demands being placed on you exceed the resources you have available to deal with those stressors.
Over a long period of time, this can leave you feeling totally drained and not performing at your best. Burnout reduces the connectivity between different parts of the brain which can lead to decreased creativity, working memory, and problem-solving skills. The closer our cognitive load (how much mental effort is being used, even in the background) gets us to using up our mental energy, the worse we are at the tasks we need to complete.
Think of a bank account. When you have reserves, you have options. You can be a bit more creative with your money and maybe even treat yourself. When you’re at base level you need to be careful, and your creativity is limited. If you go below base level (in the energy bank, this would be exhaustion), you’re pushing yourself and running on empty. There comes a point where your body will declare you ‘energy bankrupt’.
This is burnout.
Read the full article from our school psychologist, Cassidy Griffiths, on the signs of burnout, and how to manage stress and prevent burnout here.
Happiness Week Highlights from our Camera Club
Our talented Camera Club led by Mrs Debbie Gademan produced some stunning photographs to add to our memories of the excellent Happiness Week held on campus last term.
Enjoy their images here
Please visit the MCOBA page on our website here
to catch up on all their news.
Please support our '99 Campaign
On 22 April, at the Goldstones Parents Club cocktail party, we launched a new initiative at College – our 99 Campaign.
This campaign is working through our College Foundation 100million4College initiative to create many more opportunities for boys to benefit from the excellent and relevant education experience that College offers, along with access to high quality teaching and sporting facilities and resources.
We appeal to the whole College community, and in particular our parents, to consider joining the campaign, and helping us to CHANGE LIVES AND SHAPE FUTURES.
Your small regular monthly donation of just R99 will be leveraged with a matching amount from a 100m4C legacy donor – so equates to R198!
Funds collected via the Foundation will ensure we can futureproof College and all it aims to achieve.
To find out more, please contact [email protected]ion.co.za, and to make your pledge please click on this link
Celebrating Mother's Day on the #RedBlackWhite campus with our Zarm Moms
On Sunday we wished all our College moms, a very Happy Mother’s Day.
These ladies have helped raise men of stature and respect and College wouldn’t have the reputation it has today without the dedicated moms involved in our #RedBlackWhite boys’ lives.
Some of the hardest working ladies on campus who hold a special place in all of our boys’ hearts, are our “Zarm Farm moms” who make our legendary toasted sandwiches that have old boys traveling hundreds of kms to reminisce on the taste of College. Thank you!
Watch our Mother' Day tribute to the Zarm Moms here
Cashless payment @ College with Cashloop
2020 saw a lot of change and a new way of living and learning. Because of this, we have decided to implement the Cashloop application to enhance our current approach to health and safety, whilst providing an easy and instant way of paying, communicating and collecting at Maritzburg College.
The Cashloop app was created by three brothers, all proud Maritzburg College Old Boys and its sole purpose is to enable cashless, contactless payments in our school ecosystem. Learners will be able to pay instantly via the app at retail spaces within the school, including the Zarm Farm and our College Shoppe. This means ZERO cash. No need to give large sums of money or credit cards to boys, as you can upload and transfer to their Cashloop eWallet from yours remotely.
Please download the Cashloop app for yourself as a parent, and for your son. Please ensure your phone’s mobile software is fully up to date to enable the app to work optimally. When setting up the App, select MARITZBURG COLLEGE as your chosen Community and it will populate the app with the College code.
More information on Cashloop here
We hope you enjoy using Cashloop. If you experience any problems with the app please contact Cashloop at [email protected] or WhatsApp 0648803732.
ADVERTISE IN THE COLLEGE MAGAZINE
If you would like to advertise in our beautiful school magazine, please contact the editor, Mrs Liz Dewes, at [email protected] or phone (033) 342 9376 (mornings only)
Support Your School
There are a number of ways you can support Maritzburg College. These include having MAKRO and MYSCHOOL cards as well as joining the Litres for Education initiative.
Find out more here.
It’s a win-win situation!
Simply swipe your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet or linked Woolies card at any partner store and stand a chance to win your share of R200 000* cash for you and your cause. Every swipe is an entry! Competition closes 24 June. *TC’s apply.
Enter here: https://www.myschool.co.za/heres-to-the-people-swipe-to-win/
Swipe to WIN-WIN!
Revised School Term Dates 2021
After receiving revised information from the Department of Education, we have updated our school term dates:
- Second Term Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July
- Third Term Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October
- Fourth Term Monday 11 October to Wednesday 15 December [official closing date]
- Second Term All Boarders: Sunday 2 May by 19:00
- Third Term All Boarders: Sunday 25 July by 19:00
- Fourth Term All Boarders: Sunday 10 October by 19:00
Important Dates: Term 2
Thursday 13 May Career Focus 2021
Monday 17 May Funk Live Stream Premier
Tuesday 18 May Form 3 Parents’ Evening
Tuesday 25 May Form 2 Parents’ Evening
Wednesday 9 June - Monday 5 July Mid-Year Control Tests [Timetable to be provided to the boys]