Hilton College News March 2017
Hilton College wins second round of BDO Inter-School Quiz for Pietermaritzburg region
Hilton College won first place in the second round of the 2017 BDO Inter-Schools Quiz for the Pietermaritzburg region at St Anne’s Diocesan College in Hilton on 7 March against fierce competition from 11 other schools.
There are 38 schools from Durban and Pietermaritzburg taking part in the competition which is being run for the seventh year by the Durban office of international audit, tax and advisory firm, BDO.
The winning team of four Grade 10/11 learners from Hilton College school notched up 88 points in the general knowledge quiz, narrowly beating Michaelhouse into second place. The boys, Khetha Khoza, Greg Jacobs, Timothy Whitaker, Neil Johnston shared their excitement at their win with the other 32 teams taking part in their round.
The first and second placed teams – each made up of four Grade 10 or 11 learners – will go through to the final championship round of the competition, along with the top two teams from each of three other regional rounds, at Clifton College on 2 May.
The quiz champions earn the right to nominate a disadvantaged school to win R10 000 worth of books. BDO has teamed up with Books & Books & education centre, Kip McGrath, again this year.
The schools participating in the Pietermaritzburg round this year were St Charles School, Epworth Independent High School for Girls, St Johns DSG, Michaelhouse, St Nicholas School, PMB Girls High School, Hilton College, The Wykeham Collegiate, Grace College, St Anne’s Diocesan College, Maritzburg College.
Hilton College Rugby 7”s Tour
Hilton College beat Clifton College (England) 22 – 7 in the Final of the International Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament at Rugby School, England. They played on the fields where the game was born, schools from Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, as well as teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland took part in this International Rugby Sevens Tournament to celebrate the 450th Anniversary of Rugby School. Jason Leonard OBE, President of the Rugby Football Union presented the prestigious 450th Anniversary Rugby Tournament Cup to Hilton College..
The schools participating were:
Clifton College, England; Fettes College, Scotland; Hilton College, South Africa; Llandovery College, Wales;
Marlborough College, England; Michaelhouse, South Africa; Nelson College, New Zealand; Oita Maizuru, Japan; Royal Belfast Academical Institution, N. Ireland; Rugby School, England; Shawnigan Lake School, Canada; Shore School, Australia