Selborne College welcomes all the grade 8’s and we wish you a very successful time at Selborne College.
Selborne College’s newest family ………. joining our Grade 8’s.
The Egyptian Goose and babies, have taken up residence outside the Headmasters House.
HIGH QUALITY MATRIC RESULTS MAINTAINED
The class of 2016 met expectations by producing a healthy set of results. They achieved a 100% pass rate and the quality of their results was such that 83% of the class passed at the level required for entry to Bachelor’s Degree studies.
Renit John (average 91%) and Michael Koning (average 92%) both achieved a full house of 7 distinctions, while Storme Snelling achieved distinctions for 6 subjects. Bradley Johnson, Cameron Lewis, Brandon Reabow and David Wheeler each achieved 5 distinctions, while Stephen Day, Lungelo Dlamini, Dylan Kurten, Leon Lyons, Paige Ramsamy, Gideon van Niekerk and Liam Venter each achieved 4.
A total of 163 subject distinctions were achieved. This number could grow if re-marks succeed in lifting some marks of 79% to 80%. Special mention must be made of candidates who achieved over 95% for subjects. Michael Koning achieved 100% for Physical Science, 97% for Mathematics and 95% for Life Sciences. Renit John earned 98% for Physical Science, 96% for Accounting and 95% for Mathematics. Storme Snelling scored 100% in Accounting, Brandon Reabow 99% in EGD, Jared De Kock 96% in EGD, Bradley Johnson 95% in LO and Gideon van Niekerk 95% in History. The best marks in other subjects were Storme Snelling’s 85% in English and 94% in Geography, Gideon van Niekerk’s 92% in Afrikaans, Kamva Namba’s 83% in IsiXhosa, Jarrod Malan’s 86% in Mathematical Literacy, Anda Mbambo’s 80% in CAT and Dylan Kurten’s 81% in IT. History produced the most distinctions with 28. Mathematics with 14 and Accounting with 12 were next in line.
Subject averages remain healthy with EGD, History, Visual Art and LO all over 70%. English, IsiXhosa, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Accounting, Geography and Music all produced averages over 60%.
The Selborne College 1st Cricket XI that left for Port Elizabeth, to attend the Grey High School Cricket Festival 2017.
Selborne College and the Selborne community are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our current matriculant Jean-Jacques Deponselle. Jean passed away on Friday morning the 16th December in an untimely and tragic motorcycle accident in Komga. Our deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to his parents, George and Nathalie and to his siblings. Jean was a friendly and caring young man who was loyal to his friends and his school. He will be greatly missed. At the going down of the sun and in the morning he shall be remembered ………. Palma Virtuti.
Professor Willie Pietersen (Class of 1955) has generously made available a scholarship for any current Grade 12 learner from Selborne College to assist him with the financial demands of tertiary education for an undergraduate course next year.
This scholarship is also available to any Old Selbornian who intends studying for a Post Graduate course in 2017.
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The Selborne College rowers are in full training, doing ERGOS.
The Matric Class of 2016 attended their Valedictory Assembly and Induction into the Old Selbornian Association, today Tuesday 22 November 2016. Mr Andrew Dewar, Selborne College Headmaster, paid tribute to the matric Class of 2016, while reminiscing their time at Selborne College, from when they were young grade 8 pupils to their current matric status. They had grown into fine young men and wore the Selborne badge with honour.
On behalf of the parent body, Mr Steven Bruce, Chairman of the Governing Body, wished the matric class of 2016 all the very best for their futures and reminded them that they would always be part of Selborne College, no matter where they were in the world.
James Monaghan, Headboy, thanked the staff and Selborne College in general, for everything they had done for the outgoing matric class, before wishing his fellow class mates the greatest success for their future lives and expressed that their friendships they had all created at Selborne College would last a lifetime.
OSA President, Mr Tallis Hurly, welcomed them into the Old Selbornian Association and told them to go out into the modern world and succeed at whatever they wanted to do, but Selborne and the OSA would be part of their lives forever.
Norton House Christmas Supper
Norton House held their annual Christmas Dinner on Monday evening, 21 November 2016. The boys and staff enjoyed a wonderful meal during a very festive evening. The hostel headboy and prefect body for 2017 was announced. The Norton House prefect body is as follows:
Headboy: Sisonke Mbadlanyana
Prefects: Leo Doolooa, Grant Meyer, Afika Ndinisa, Jason Raubenheimer, Sancho De Agrela, Odwa Mashwabane and Luphumlo Kwesaba.
A few very special awards were made on the evening, with Mrs Ndayi, Mrs Ntsunguzi and Mrs Livi being awarded their Palma Virtuti Awards. These awards were richly deserved and our congratulations to them all.
The boys of Norton House were in for one final surprise, a new 65 inch Smart Television set that was kindly donated by an Old Selbornian from the Class of 1986. This will be a wonderful asset to the boys and may they enjoy it for many years to come.
Selborne College Annual Christmas Concert
Mr Deon Nel being awarded the Bearer of the Palm by Mr Andrew Dewar, Headmaster of Selborne College,
in recognition of his outstanding contribution to men’s hockey umpiring.
Ceremony of the Key 2016
Founders' Music Concert
Dr Henry Niit
We at Selborne College are greatly saddened to announce the loss of our esteemed colleague, educator and friend. We bid farewell to Dr Henry Niit who passed away suddenly yesterday morning after he suffered a heart attack.
Dr Niit has been a staff member at Selborne College since 1982 and has inspired the lives of many young men over the years. Henry was a Head of Department and an integral member of the school’s management team. His experience and the wisdom he provided will be treasured. He was well respected by both boys and colleagues. There is no doubt that his great sense of humour, his passion and dedication to our school and to his students will be missed. His willingness to always assist when necessary and to be a mentor to many staff members has been an absolute blessing. The Technology and Engineering, Graphics and Design Departments will certainly miss his precision and enthusiasm for those subjects. Dr Niit had a passion for middle distance running and has over the many years made significant contributions to the development of the Selborne College Cross Country and Athletics Teams and more recently the Pole Vaulters.
At this time it is challenging to bid farewell, particularly with Founders’ Day just around the corner, as this was Dr Niit’s most favourite time of the year. As the Officer in Command of the Selborne College Cadet Corps as well as the Master in Charge of A company, Dr Niit found this time of the school calendar his most memorable and most eagerly awaited occasion. This year was no different. Dr Niit was an extraordinary person and will truly be a great loss to our community as a whole. He will be missed by everyone whose lives he has touched over the last few decades.
We pass on our sincere condolences and sympathies to the Niit family: wife Hanri, daughters Mingi and Inke, and son Artur, as they come to terms with their sudden and unexpected loss. We at Selborne College share your deep sadness and extend our thoughts and prayers to you as we all try to find comfort at this time.
God Bless and may Henry rest in Peace.
Headmaster: Selborne College
Selborne College Prefect Body 2017
Congratulations to the 2017 Prefect Body that was announced at the Quarterly Awards on Thursday 20 September 2016:
Sarmad Akram, David Coetzer, Mitchell Connellan, Leonardo Doolooa, Daniel Elliott, Taine Elshove, Joshua Giddy, Kiran Joseph, Grant Meyer, Afika Ndinisa, Reece Potgieter, Jason Raubenheimer, Andre Rust and Khanyisa Sonjani.
Selborne College is delighted to announce that Dale Philip has been elected as Custodian of the Key for 2017.
Mr Andrew Dewar (Headmaster of Selborne College) and Dale Philip (Newly elected Custodian for 2017).
Selborne College Debaters against Dale College.
Selborne College Grade 10 Geography Excursion to Horseshoe-Valley.
Wednesday 20 April 2016.
Selborne College Class of 2015 gather around "Bob" after their Valedictory Assembly.