Our boys continue to excel on the national stage, with David Stockigt and Simon Webber representing South Africa in the Judo Commonwealth Competition. Simon ended 5th overall, and David earned a well-deserved 4th place against competitors from afar a field as the United Kingdom.
Our cricketers continue to bring us pride, with Wiaan Mulder named to lead the SA U19 squad who will tour Sri Lanka. Wandile Makwetu and Ricardo Vasconcelos (Matric 2015) are also included in the team. Various cricketers were also recognised at the Gauteng Cricket Board Awards evening -
• U15 Boys Player of the Year: Cameron Shekleton
• U19 Boys Player of the Year: Wiaan Mulder
• Schools' Team of the Year: St Stithians College
In rowing, Jordan Pepermans, Max Silber and Mitch Booyse, have been selected as part of the South African Junior National Squad that will represent South Africa and compete at the World Championships in Rotterdam, Holland, during the month of August 2016 -an exceptional effort.
Bulelani Ngaki was awarded his Protea Colours and Blazer for winning the junior Raw Bench Press in the National Championships held last term. In the competition Bulelani broke 4 South African records in Squats (195 kgs), Bench Press (120 kgs) and Dead Lift (248 kgs). Bulelani will represent South Africa in the Powerlifting Classics in Kileen Texas in July. On the 18th May, Bulelani also competed in another International competition in Potchefstroom and won a silver medal. He was beaten by a German Powerlifter by 2.5 kgs.
Science and Engineering
Congratulations to Brynn Cauldwell who won an international award at the INTEL ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair). Brynn and other students from around the world attended the conference and submitted projects that showed "excellence in science and engineering.
Michael Altschuler has been selected for the U18 and Open Water Polo Men’s team that will represent South Africa at next year's Maccabi Games.
During the EU Junior Men's Water Polo Tournament, Daniel Klein, representing South Africa, was named the top goal scorer of the tournament.
Congratulations also go to the following boys who have been selected as part of the SA U18 Water Polo Squad to attend trials for World Championships in Montenegro in August and for Tri-nations in New Zealand in December - Liam Lecuona, Thomas Eichner, Michael Stewart and Jonathan Baker
Taine Bernhard won both tennis doubles for the ITF in Botswana and Namibia and Bertus Kruger won his fifth ITF singles tennis tournament in Windhoek. He also won the doubles event.
The 3rd Equestrian Inter-schools qualifier was held at Kyalami on 14 and 15 May 2016. Unfortunately, Sunday's events had to be cancelled as the heavy rain overnight had made the going too dangerous for the horses. This meant that neither Tom Triggol nor Harry Butcher could ride their jumping events. On Saturday, Harry was able to take part in three of his events. In the first of two Working Hunter events he had an unfortunate refusal that eliminated him and he was just out of the placings in the other event, despite being just two points behind the eventual winner. However, in the Performance Riding event, he was placed first out of 21 entries with a score a clear eight points ahead of the others. Well done to Harry for this achievement and for hanging in through a full day of rain, cold and mud.
Six of our Golfers played in the Woodlands Junior Masters Golf Championships at Serengeti Golf Estate in May. 25 Schools from around South Africa played in the Championship and we congratulate them for coming tie 2nd with Curro Aurora and Woodlands College. With a field of 125 golfers - we are pleased to announce that Emilio Pera came 4th overall in the A Division and Daniel Fraser came 6th in the B Division.
In the Boden Tournament the 15A’s held the name of the Boys’ College high as they won the bronze medal beating out some tough competition.
Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected for various Southern Gauteng teams.
U14A Thando Makwetu
U14C Liam Mostert
U14D Jarryd Pyle
U14 Liam McCarthy – Team Gauteng playing at SA Winter Games
U16B Joshua Pilling, Amukelani Mathye and Dimitri Manganadelis
U16D Sebastian de Oliveira, Dylan Martin
U18A Reece Goosen, Travis Jutronich, Curtis Campher
U18B Patrick Martin, Jordan McLachlan
St Stithians Boys’ College is very proud to announce that six students have been selected by the University of the Witwatersrand to attend specific mathematics training in preparation for Round 3 of the South African Mathematics Olympiad to be held on 27 July 2016. Through the generous funding of Siyanqoba institute the boys will have weekly lectures focusing on mathematical concepts that are seen almost exclusively at university level.
The training will form part of the Gauteng schools trying to break the stranglehold on mathematics competitions that the Western Cape currently enjoy and we wish our boys the very best as they take part in this great initiative.
The boys selected are:
Grade 12 - David Wright, Martin Currin and Stuart Glasspool
Grade 11 - Michael Nothnagel and Matthew Erasmus
Grade 10 - Matthew Beresford
St Stithians Boys’ College has also been granted the rights to film these sessions for other talented students and teachers to watch at home to upskill more than just our students.
Provincial Minquiz Physical Science Competition 2016
Three of our grade 12 boys represented the College in the Provincial Minquiz Physical Science competition, which was held at Sci-bono in Newtown. There were 26 schools competing in the platinum category. We placed second overall. Well done to Martin Currin, David Wright and Stuart Glasspool.
The play “Displaced” performed by the Drama students for the FEDA (Festival of Excellence for Dramatic Arts) Play Festival was powerfully presented and our team won the best Original Works and Best Ensemble section. To be entertained while being intellectually challenged is a rare treat and our boys tackled some serious global and national issues. The issue of displaced people and our acceptance or rejection of them challenged our students to think critically about the present issues in the world when they were presented with this play during the introduction to our Critical Conversations Leadership Programme. We are extremely proud of the dedication and passion of this extraordinary team of boys, with superb leadership and mentorship from the senior boys.