Howick High Celebrates Their 47th Founders’ Day

Founded in 1967, when 150 pupils and staff, together with the headmaster Mr. Gerard Hattingh and Mr. Ken Kyte (deputy headmaster), walked from the Junior School to the site of the new school in Amber Avenue, Howick High School has flourished and become what is today referred to by many as ‘the secret gem of the midlands’.
Howick High celebrated the its founding recently, starting with a special tea for Staff and Matrics after a Founders’ Day assembly.
The U15 and 1st Boys Hockey teams played their matches against Wartburg that afternoon at the astro turf in Pietermaritzburg with the U15 team winning 5 goals to 1 and the 1st team drawing 2 all.
Saturday, 12 April was a compulsory school day for all pupils & staff with Netball, Hockey and Rugby matches taking place against Wartburg.
The sports matches were exciting and the cheering from supporters was fantastic. Our mascot, Mufasa, zip-lined across the first team tunnel on a line installed especially for the day by the Karkloof Canopy Tours. The school band entertained us, the Mum’s Squad fed the masses and our First Aid team cared for our sports men and women.
The U14 Netball team won their match 15 – 12 and the 2nd team won 15 – 7. The 1st Netball team played an excellent game and won the match 27 – 15.
In the girls hockey, the U14A and 2nd teams started their season with a draw, whilst the U16A & U16B teams both won their matches 2 – 0. The 1st team, proudly playing in their new kit sponsored by Howick Travel, played a skilful game of hockey but battled to convert when in the attacking circle thus drawing the match 0 – 0.
The U14 Rugby boys lost their match 21 – 10 whilst the U15 team won 17 – 7. The 1st Rugby XV, sponsored by The Fury Motor Group, played an exciting game of rugby and, working as a team, won their match 31 – 7.
Howick High School thanks all members of the community, past pupils and parents who came out to support our School and make the day such a success.