Cordwalles Prep welcomes British exchange pupils

Cordwalles Prep welcomes British exchange pupils

From left: front: Dylan Kriel, Mile Almond, Nicholas Burczak, Sebastian Rogers. Middle from left: Harry Wood, Henry Munn, Luke Bycka, Tomas Szudrawski and Mathew Sara. Back from left: Mrs Lillemor Blunt (HOD of Music at Cordwalles), Mr Lance Veenstra (Headmaster of Cordwalles), Becky Walker (Teacher at St Piran's) and Sam Cartwright (Teacher at St Piran's)

From left: front: Dylan Kriel, Mile Almond, Nicholas Burczak, Sebastian Rogers. Middle from left: Harry Wood, Henry Munn, Luke Bycka, Tomas Szudrawski and Mathew Sara. Back from left: Mrs Lillemor Blunt (HOD of Music at Cordwalles), Mr Lance Veenstra (Headmaster of Cordwalles), Becky Walker (Teacher at St Piran’s) and Sam Cartwright (Teacher at St Piran’s)

Four Grade 6 boys from Cordwalles Preparatory School welcomed five Grade 6 boys from St Piran’s School in England. This has now become a very successful annual student exchange programme between the two schools. The boys join in with the normal academic, cultural and sports programme as well as enjoying South African hospitality and sightseeing in their leisure time. In May the four Cordwalles boys will travel to St Piran’s for two weeks.

Cordwalles celebrates 104th Birthday

From front left: Jason Kingsley (youngest boy), Mr Rex Pennington and Phikolomzi Tyeso (oldest boy). Behind: Mr Lance Veenstra (Headmaster of Cordwalles)

From front left: Jason Kingsley (youngest boy), Mr Rex Pennington and Phikolomzi Tyeso (oldest boy). Behind: Mr Lance Veenstra (Headmaster of Cordwalles)

 

 

With a strong foundation of history and tradition, Cordwalles Preparatory School celebrated its 104th birthday. 369 boys and staff enjoyed a delicious chocolate birthday cake with Mr Rex Pennington, who was a young boy at Cordwalles 80 years ago.

 

 

 

Cordwalles Boys enjoy breakfast with Trustees

Ayabonga Shivane (Grade 4) tells the Trustees about himself as well as thanking them for giving him this opportunity. Seated to his right are: Amanda Taylor (Trustee), Sikuwe Sibisi, Nkosiyethu Shozi, Tom Sheldon (Trustee) and Kuhle Mthimkhulu.

Ayabonga Shivane (Grade 4) tells the Trustees about himself as well as thanking them for giving him this opportunity. Seated to his right are: Amanda Taylor (Trustee), Sikuwe Sibisi, Nkosiyethu Shozi, Tom Sheldon (Trustee) and Kuhle Mthimkhulu.

On Thursday 11th February, a group of nine Cordwalles boys, ranging in age from Grade 4 to Grade 7 attended a breakfast with the Trustees of the Frank Jackson Foundation (UK based). These boys were awarded a scholarship from this Foundation at the start of their Grade 4 year until the end of their Grade 7 year. They come from all parts of Kwa-Zulu Natal and join us as full boarders. They are given the incredible opportunity to attend a school such as Cordwalles and they are a great source of pride to their families back home. The boys immerse themselves in all aspects of Cordies life: academics, sport and cultural and make a valuable contribution to the life of the school.  Pierre Bekker, respresenting Safire Insurance, was also present at the breakfast as they are currently sponsoring three boys to attend Cordwalles. These boys have also come from underprivileged circumstances and are most grateful for the opportunity they have been given by Safire to attend Cordwalles Preparatory School.

Inspiring boys through music.

 Back: Adam Mahomed. Middle: Refiloe Olifant (Violin), Dineo Molebatsi (Violin) and James Lalor. Front: James Hubble and Ayanda Makulwane.

Back: Adam Mahomed. Middle: Refiloe Olifant (Violin), Dineo Molebatsi (Violin) and James Lalor. Front: James Hubble and Ayanda Makulwane.

 

Mrs Blunt (HOD of Music) invited the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra to perform in an interactive concert with the boys. What a privilege it was for the boys to watch such talented musicians perform in such an entertaining way in the Besant Theatre at school.