Night of 1000 Stars
During Happiness Week at the end of Term 1, we held the Night of 1000 Stars concert revealing some outstanding talent from our boys and staff.
Despite not being able to have a live audience, our boys and staff produced a superb show which we have recorded, thanks to DigiTV SA to share with you...
Click here to watch the concert
College's Finance Whizz Kids
Our 6th form Accounting learners recently participated in a 5 week investment challenge.
They were given R250 000 of virtual monies to invest in at least 3 JSE traded shares as well as at least one Crypto currency.
The learners had to research the background of each investment as well as present their reasons for choosing the respective investments. This involved analysing the financial statements of each company and assessing it for future capital growth. During the 5 week period, learners had to track the value of the investments and could buy and sell them on a weekly basis in order to maximise the value of their portfolio.
The learners demonstrated insight in their choice of investments, with only 6% of the Grade realised a loss. The overall majority managed to increase their portfolio value during the 5 week period and many showed an affinity for selecting their specific Crypto currencies.
We trust there will be some interesting conversations over the dinner table about what do with their monthly pocket money from now on.
Congratulations to L. Magwaza who achieved the highest overall growth. He managed to increase his portfolio value from R250 000 to R341 852 over the 5 week period – an impressive 36.7% return. He is awarded a month of Zarm’s at the Zarm Farm for his efforts.
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.
Holiday Sport Results
With the formal return to school sport, during the holidays, Maritzburg College’s teams participated in Hockey and Rugby festivals around the country, as well as in Squash, Cross Country and Golf competitions.
Details of all the results here
Enjoy our virtual Jazz Band Concert
#collegemusic #collegeculture #collegeinaction
Our Jazz Band was not able to host a show last term for the College community as a result of COVID restrictions, so thanks to Llewelyn Faber and Stage Group Productions, we produced a wonderful virtual event featuring our talented boys and staff. Thank you to Mr Simon Stickells and his team!
The programme includes Dembese, Otto Korrek, Girl from Impanema, Burritos to Go, You and Me, and Mr Blue Sky.
Enjoy the concert here
House Music Competition Results
In the last issue of this newsletter, we posted the results from our annual inter-house music competition; here
During the holidays we released the videos of the top 3 performances in each of the three categories; House Soloist, House Band and House Musical Performance
Watch our talented boys in action;
Top 3 House Soloists
Top 3 House Bands
Top 3 House Musical Performances
Welcome to the new MCOBA President
On behalf of the College community we extend congratulations and a warm welcome to Mr Andrew Clayton (OC1991) who was elected as the new President of MCOBA at their AGM held on 22 April. Mr Bruce Lesur (OC1989) takes on the role of Vice President. Mr Grant Little (OC1985) remains on the Exec as the immediate Past President, and we thank him for his years of service to the Association and the School.
We wish the new MCOBA Executive everything of the best. We are proud of strong links we have with MCOBA, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the future.
Launching 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], and to make your pledge please click on this link
Celebrating Freedom Day and Workers Day on the #RedBlackWhite campus
Since the end of last term we have celebrated both Freedom Day and Workers' Day as a country.
As a school, we also celebrated these important events...
Freedom Day 27 April
Today marks a momentous day, Freedom Day, a day where we celebrate the relentless efforts of all those who fought for democracy.
Maritzburg College is a school rich in history, tradition, diversity and culture, committed to fight against discrimination.
Nelson Mandela, former SA President once said; “Wherever South Africans are across the globe, our hearts beat as one, as we renew our common loyalty to our country and our commitment to its future.”
We call on College brothers around the country to unite in our commitment to work towards a better future for all South Africans.
Happy Freedom Day!
Workers' Day 1 May
Our Workers Day Message here
We want to take this Workers' Day to send our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated staff who keep Maritzburg College running so smoothly, thank you to our #CollegeTeam!
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
Although our boys are not yet back playing on Goldstones and Papes, with the opportunity to stand on the sidelines and support our #redblackwhite teams on a Saturday, there are a number of ways you can support Maritzburg College, even during Lockdown.
These include having MAKRO and MYSCHOOL cards as well as joining the Litres for Education initiative.
Find out more here.
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]