Michaelhouse School October Snippets

Michaelhouse School October Snippets

Michaelhouse bestows Receptio Ad Portas honour on Ahmed Kathrada
After a stimulating lunch hour Panel Discussion with Michaelhouse learners, staff and guests present Ahmed Kathrada received the honour bestowed on him of Receptio Ad Portas in the Main Quad of the School. This award is bestowed by Michaelhouse on significant South Africans who have made a noteworthy contribution to our society.

Caption: Dr Ahmed Kathrada receives his citation from Michaelhouse Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr Gary Ralfe

Caption: Dr Ahmed Kathrada receives his citation from Michaelhouse Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr Gary Ralfe

The Right Rev. Bishop Baines was the very first recipient of this prestigious award in 1928. Some of the other distinguished recipients include Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Colonel Sir Laurens van der Post, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Ian Player and most recently Justices Arthur Chaskalson and Pius Langa.

The award, which is equivalent to having the Freedom of a City bestowed on its recipient, is traditionally made in the School’s Main Quad before the assembled guests, staff and boys. Dr Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada was met at the gate to the School by the Rector, Mr Greg Theron, from where he was led, with the accompaniment of a carillon of the School Bells to the Main Quad.

Senior Prefect, Mkuzo Kuwani delivered a citation and presented an illuminated scroll to Dr Kathrada who will then responded to his audience which included guests ranging from notable film maker Anant Singh to former struggle activist Charles Nupen. As the ceremony drew to a close, the Main Quad echoed to the traditional six cheers in acknowledgment of this dignified and momentous occasion.

 

Michaelhouse paddlers win Inter-School’s Enduro

The Inter-Schools paddlers

The Inter-Schools paddlers

Michaelhouse U18 boys secured the inter-schools canoeing trophy, this month, by beating Martizburg College in the final event of the season. The boys are (from left to right) Craig Heenan, Jason Boule, Jean van der Westhuyzen and Emanuel Zaloumis. (Photo by Lorraine Yoko)

 

Finn Elliot taking the number 1 spot on the Podium

Finn Elliot taking the number 1 spot on the Podium

Aquelle Tinman Triathlon Series
Congratulations to Finn Elliot, who put in a dominant performance on Sunday morning, to win the Sprint Final of the aQuelle Tinman Ttriathlon Series. Finn finished first out of 93 competitors with an overall time of 01:16:41. Well done Finn!