St Charles College News for July

St Charles College celebrates 142nd birthday
On Wednesday, 26 July, St Charles College turned 142 years old, and so last Friday morning, the five schools which make up the College came together to celebrate this wonderful occasion!

At the cake cutting ceremony, from left to right, Mr Allen van Blerk (Principal), Tehan Martinson (Head Boy) and Mr Graham Stewart-Burger (Deputy Principal). Photo: Saysha Baker

To start off the birthday festivities, all the boys were addressed by SCC old boy and current staff member, Mr Tim Parker, as well as by the Principal of the College, Mr Allen van Blerk, who spoke about the history of not only the College but of the much loved Founder’s Day Dash.
The Founder’s Day Dash was one of the highlights of the day, as boys from the Senior Primary, Middle School and Upper School sprinted down St Charles College’s drive. Well done to Jason Bell from the Upper School who was the overall winner of the 2017 dash! After all the excitement, an incredible cake, donated by Zee Hoosen, was cut by the College’s Principal, Mr Allen van Blerk, Deputy Principal, Mr Graham Stewart-Burger, member of the board, Mr Wayne Beaumont and head boy, Tehan Martinson. There were also delicious donuts on offer for the boys to enjoy after working up an appetite running and cheering on their friends!

St Charles College began as an idea in the mind of Bishop Charles Jolivet who was concerned about the number of young boys who roamed the streets of Pietermaritzburg without education and he was determined to do something about it. From these humble beginnings the College has grown to be where we are now. With over 800 boys on the bustling campus, ranging from 3 to 19 years old, we celebrate an incredible journey spanning 142 years. Happy Birthday St Charles College!

St Charles College Football vs Michaelhouse and Hilton
St Charles College hosted an open age group triangular with Michaelhouse and Hilton College on the 22nd July 2017.

St Charles College 1sts vs Michaelhouse 1sts

St Charles College 1st team player Prince Mazeka  Photo: Tayla Holtz

Both teams started at a high tempo and it was St Charles College who came close to scoring in the 10th minute. Michaelhouse were also creating chances, but both teams weren’t clinical enough in front of goals. The score was goalless at half time with both teams playing some attractive football. It was St Charles College who started the better in the second half, but squandered three easy opportunities as the match ended 0-0.

St Charles College 1sts vs Hilton 1sts
In the SCC vs Hilton encounter, St Charles College were awarded a penalty after only seven minutes when a shot was deliberately palmed over the crossbar by the Hilton College centre back. A straight red card was shown to the player and Kameel Khan calmly stepped up a sent the goalkeeper the wrong way. Simiso Ngubane of St Charles College came close to scoring just before half time with a long range shot that hit the top of the cross bar. At half time St Charles led 1-0; the second half both sides seemed to lose structure and the match became scrappy with both teams struggling to keep possession and build. The final whistle blew with St Charles being well deserved 1-0 winners.

In the last game of the day, Michaelhouse managed to beat Hilton 3-1.

St Charles College Inter-house athletics day in the Prep School
On Saturday, 22 July, the boys from the Senior Primary School were involved in their annual Inter-house athletics day. It was a busy, fun filled day, with Smith House walking away with 1st place. Well done to each and every SCC boy that gave of their best efforts on Saturday morning, you can be proud of yourselves!
At the end of the meet, the following boys were announced as their age group champions for 2017:
U10 – Rowen Rajah; U12 – Daniel Mason; U11 – Jesse Mwesigwa; Open – Luthando Sigwebela; Victor Ludorum – Luthando Sigwebela

The winning house captains, Nathan Buhr (L) and Ryan Lindenberg collecting their trophy from guest speaker and SCC mom, Ellie Kamara. (Photo Tayla Holtz)

Muhammad Cassim, from Conway, tackling the high jump. Pic Tayla Holtz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Charles College Matric Dance
Last weekend, the Matric boys and their dates were transported to ‘A Night in Paris’, in celebration of their final year at school. This year’s Matric Dance was held at the Fern Hill Hotel and was a magical evening from start to finish!

Some of the SCC Matric boys and their dates Photos: Saysha Baker

Mrs Charlotte Pillay, together with the matric dance committee put in countless hours of work to make it an incredible evening, and we thank them for their efforts. From incredible décor and food, to fun and laughter, the Matric dance of 2017 was one to remember!

St Charles Matrics having a ball in Paris (pic Saysha Baker)