Events

View of the field on Founders' Day 2016

St Stithians is an extremely busy campus, alive with school activities all day, during evenings and over most weekends. There are numerous sporting, cultural, academic, parent and community experiences happening all the time, and you can read more about these individual events in the news section of the website.

A number of events during the year involve all the schools and the Saints community, notably the Easter Sports Festival, and Founders' Day.

These “whole school” events create synergy and a sense of coming together for the Saints community, and are fundamental to upholding the ethos and the spirit of the College.

Below are showcased two annual Saints events.

Easter Sports Festival

The 2016 Easter Sports Festival rugby ball. Photo by Murray Blamey

St Stithians Easter Sports Festival is a massive celebration of school sport and it is the oldest and largest of its kind. The Festival began as a rugby festival in 1983 and has grown to include basketball, cross country, hockey, netball, squash, and tennis

In 2016 between 17 March and 28 March 2016 we hosted over 1 600 players for an exciting 12 days of sporting excellence.  There was significant coverage of the Festival including coverage on SuperSport Blitz.

The Festival brought together players from South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. 

Thank you to all our Saints families for your support.

Read the full story on th2 2016 Easter Sports Festival here.

St Stithians College Easter Sports Festival 2015

Founders’ Day

The stage at Founders' Day 2016.

Over 4 000 people gather on Baytopp Field on the first weekend in June each year to give thanks to God and to our founders. Among the gathering of students, staff, parents and alumni were some VIP guests, including a guest speaker.

Founders’ Day is the largest formal gathering in the annual calendar of St Stithians. Through this event, we gain a wonderful sense of community and purpose. Our service of celebration is led by our Superintendent Chaplain Rev Dan Nkomo.

Founders’ Day is a great act of participation and a huge team effort. The music is always memorable, with the choirs and orchestras leading us in the singing of hymns and songs.

Read the Rector's 2016 Founders' Day address here.