Message from the OSA Chair
The end of the year has come and it has been a fantastic year for all. With some very sad goodbyes to our long serving Susannah and warm hello’s to Caitlyn who will be taking over.
2018 is lining up to be another amazing year and one worth celebrating as it is our 60th anniversary from the founding of the OSA.
But more on that next year.
On a more important note, I would like to wish you all a wonderful festive season and a pleasant break with your families.
See you in 2018
Chair Old Stithian Association
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Class of 1997 Reunion – 9 & 10th June 2017
The Girls and Boys’ returned back to St Stithians College for their 20th School Reunion.
Marié Wessels (now van der Spuy), spoke to the girls. Marié was the first head girl of the College. She reminded us that Saints is the best school in the world. They rang the bell and the school then included the alumni in the circle to sing ‘Members’. They also ‘earned their stripes’. Once a Saint, always a Saint. The Boys attended a chapel service where everyone then took a tour of the school to bring back memories.
LONDON REUNION – 29th June 2017
95 Old Stithians attended a very successful event at The Stirling Bar, hosted by Dave
Knowles, Head of the Boys’ College. It was a very successful event where lots of networking took place between our Alumni.
BC Class of 2007- 7th July 2017
The Boys returned for their 10 year school reunion. Tinashe Chandauke addressed the pupils in the Chapel service that Friday morning where they then attended a walkabout tour of the school.
Old Stithian Association Dinner – 15 September
Old Stithian Association Dinner – 15 September
Our annual OSA Dinner was hosted on Friday, 15th September. We had a total of 195 guests join us at Higher Ground for Dinner. We invited our Alumni to join the Chapel service in the morning followed by a school Tour which was very popular. We had all different years attending; however there was a big turn out from the Classes, 1967/1977 & 1987. We were also treated to the delicious “Six Dogs Gin” which is made by two Old Boys, Charles and Glenn Bryant.
GC Class of 2007- 30th September 2017
The Girls’ College Class of 2007 attended their assembly service where they were serenaded by Students singing and awarded with their “Saints Stripes”. Anthea Dickson (headgirl 2007) addressed the Girls’ College.
Class of 1956/1957 Reunion
David Knowles, Head St Stithians Boys College, was invited to attend the Class of 1956/1957 Reunion lunch (they hold combined Class reunions because there were so few of them back then!) This is the class that started as grade 7s and 8s in 1953 when the school opened. The reunion was held at the Bryanston Country Club in October.
Standing from left to right: Marinus Edenberg, Clive Abrahams, David Knowles, Basil Kellor, Chris Aitken, Michael Lewis, James Vickers and Jurgen Slabbert.
Seated from left to right: Malcolm Driver and Douglas Laing.
Basil and James flew in from the Western Cape to attend the reunion.
Old Stithian Lottery
The 3rd Lottery was launched this year; we drew the winner on the 6th November. Congratulations to Gillian Doig, who is a parent in the Boys Prep.
Gillian chose the two years paid tuition fees at St Stithians College.
Old Stithian News
5 Old Stithians on SA TV :
Danilo Acquisto (2009) on Afternoon Express
Ayanda Nyathi (2014) on Exfrontiers Techshow
Jonathan Boyton-Lee (1998) on Top Billing
Loyiso Bala (1998) featured on Varsity Sing
Kabelo Mabalane (1995) will be hosting Iwisa No 1 Legends show from 10 November.
Patrick Cooke (1971) joined Rockwell Diamonds as Chief Financial Officer. He has wide industry experience, having been involved over the years in mineral resources, information technology, wholesale fast moving consumer goods, financial services and professional services companies.
Congratulations to Ciara Murphy (2015) who has made the Senior Squad of the Irish Netball Team!
The CMA presents its Comrades Marathon Top Fundraiser Award to the person who has raised the most funds for the Comrades Charities. The winner of the prized accolade was Carel Nolte.
Congratulations Christopher Harrison (2006) who has been elevated to the level of Fifa referee and will be included on the international panel from next year onwards.
Carol Howard nee Blignaut (1998) won the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Rowing South Africa inaugural Sports Awards. Carol was also nominated as Volunteer of the Year for the SA Sports Awards. She is the UJ Rowing Club Manager & UJ sports manager.
Lee Astfalck (1991) who is now a Director at Norton Rose Fulbright.
Shannon Kook (2001) is part of the movie The Conjuring 2 which was nominated for The Peoples’ Choice Awards.
Congratulations to John Huggett (1989) on his appointment as Headmaster of Treverton Prep. John is the son of Hugh Huggett (past teacher at St Stithians Boys’ College).
25 members of the Carter family came together on Sunday 26 February 2017 to commemorate their involvement with St Stithians. It started with Austin Clark, who taught at Saints under the second Headmaster, Steyn Krige, and stretches over four generations. Michael Carter, the most recent Carter to attend Saints, matriculated in 2014. The Carter family, led by Bill Carter, sponsored the building of the Honour Circle. Bill is a former Vice Chair of Council and was the school’s architect for many years.
Micaela Bouter (2013), studying at the University of Houston, won the 3m Southern Eastern Conference final and was named the American Athletic Conference’s most outstanding diver of the year. She was also named American Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned a $4,000 postgraduate scholarship.
Congratulations to Jason Smith (2009) who passed his CA (SA) board exams (APC) with honours – one of top 13 in the country! (Colin Smith’s son)
The screening of the movie “Beyond the River” which is the story of Piers Cruickshanks (1992) and Siseko Ntondini took place in February. It is an inspirational story of friendship and adventure between Piers and Siseko around the Dusi Canoe Marathon.
Kimberleigh Warriner (2013) was part of the Ohio State University first four to earn Big Ten Boat of the Week Honours. The 1st 4 was dominant in both of its races Yale and Harvard.
Innocent Radebe (2013) made his Super Rugby debut for the Sharks vs Lions on Saturday.
Michael Stewart (2016) Dwayne Flatscher (2002) and Claudio Fernandes (2013) and coach Pierre le Roux won Water polo Currie cup gold medals playing for OJ Eagles.
Brett Staveley (2006) spoke in Chapel about Mad2Run before they set off on a 7 day long relay-style running adventure from Johannesburg to Cape Town with 2 teams of 12 runners is a fund raising event in support of the MAD Leadership Foundation.
Carel Nolte (1991), Charles Savage (1991) ran in the Paris marathon on 9 April 2017.
Rufaro Sithole (2014 headgirl) introduced Trevor Noah to the “Brown Lecture Board Presents: Trevor Noah” at Brown University where she is studying.
Rowan Spazzoli (2010) and two others submitted their AllSafe project research to two international competitions and have been selected as finalists in both. They were placed as runners-up in the Oxford Global Challenge and he also represented the team at the St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland from 3 to 5 May. The AllSafe project is a wearable safety device called The Guardian that would alert security services, the police and others close by if the user was in danger.
Lwazi Madi (2013) and Pierre le Roux (Girls’ College coach) were included in the men’s Waterpolo Team for the upcoming EU Nations Cup taking place from 19-21 May in Sczecsin, Poland, with Claudio Fernandes is a non-travelling reserve.
Micaela Bouter (2013) is part of the team selected for the Diving National Senior Squad and also achieved the selection requirements for the FINA World Aquatic Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary in July this year.
Holly Norton (2011) was selected to compete in the World Cup 1 in Belgrave for Great Britain. Holly currently trains and competes for the GB squad.
Congratulations to the 4 winners of Cricket South Africa Awards:
2 current St Stithians Boys’ College cricketers Craig Meier and Matthew Erasmus, and two Old Stithians, Kagiso Rabada and Wiaan Mulder.
Daniel Hockley (2016) has been accepted into the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to study Actuarial Science and has also been awarded the University of Waterloo Presidents Scholarship!
Congratulations to freshmen Olivia Levieux (2016) who has been included in the Yale Hockey Team.
Congratulations to Chris Harrison (2006) on his nomination as Referee of the Year at the PSL Awards taking place on 10 July 2017.
Congratulations to Connor Beauchamp (2015) on his inclusion in the Western Province U21 Hockey Team.
Thank you to Daniel Muller who was part of the Class of 1997 Reunion and did the jersey presentation to the 1st XV. He also handed over his trophy which he received from Auckland Rugby Union for High Performance Unit Trainer to be handed down from one year to the next.
Matthew Duggan (Grade 1), son of James Duggan and Sally Duggan (nee Robertshaw) (both 1998) (Sally is on the BC staff), has been in the Junior Prep since last year, and is the first child to attend Saints where both parents are Old Stithians.
Congratulations to David Stockigt (2016) who won a silver medal at the South African Open Judo Championships in Bloemfontein.
Mark is now serving Gavin White’s (1994) craft beer of Main Stream Brewing Company at Higher Ground Restaurant.
Dylan Simpson (2015) has been included on the Deans’ List for academic excellence in the 2016/7 academic session at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
Haydn Porteous won the Czech Masters on 3 September 2017.
James Diack (2003) has opened a 4th restaurant in Johannesburg.
Kevin Anderson’s ranking went from 32 to 15 after he lost in the finals against Nadal in the US Open. He is the first South Afican to reach the US Open final in the Open Era. At 31 Anderson is the oldest first-time Grand Slam finalist since 1973. Anderson is the only South African – in the men’s or women’s format – who is ranked among the top 250 Singles players in the world.
Thando Mangcu (2011) is part of the award winning cast of the “The Baxters the fall” The Stage 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Award.
Jay Caboz (2005) was nominated for the Mzansi top 100 Young Independent Innovation awards.
The Wild star Hayley Owen (2003) has joined Generations: The Legacy.
4 Old Stithian Girls in the Wits Women’s A Crew for Universities Boat Race:
Rain De Jager (2015), Michelle Knowles (2013), Emily Makhlouf (2013) and Tegan Korevaar (2016).
Congratulations to the following Old Boys selected for the U21 Inter Provincial Hockey Tour:
Reece Goosen (2016) WP – B Team
Travis Jutronich (2016) Northerns Blues Team
Connor Beauchamp (2015) WP- A Team
Danilo Acquisto (2009) was nominated as favourite TV presenter in the YOU awards for the Afternoon Express Show.
Ricardo Vasconcelos represented Boland at the Africa T20 cup in East London.
Angus Ellis-Cole (2013) playing for Ekurhuleni at the 57th SA Interprovincial at Bryanston Country Club
Bradley Nicholls (2016) was the top try scorer for Mary Washington 1st team, Virginia, USA. He is loving his studies and playing rugby in the USA.
Jonty Bredell (2012) has finished his BCom Marketing Degree and has now signed a 2 year contract with a professional Rugby Club in Romania, CSM Baia Mare.
Tyrone Ryan (2005) charged his way to a maiden Sunshine Tour victory at Humewood Golf Club.
Congratulations to Michael Stewart (2016) who was awarded Full Blue Colours at the Wits Sports Awards. Michael was also nominated for Wits Sportsman of the Year.
Three Old Stithian girls on the Wits Rowing Committee. Michelle Midge Knowles (2013), President, Rain de Jager (2015), Women’s Captain, and Tegan Korevaar (2016), Development Officer.
Connor Beauchamp (2015) was selected for the SA U21 men’s Hockey side.
Kagiso Rabada moves up to 5th in bowler rankings. Also the youngest bowler to get 100 wickets.
Congratulations to Wiaan Mulder who debuted for the Proteas against Bangladesh Tournament.
St Stithians and Old Stithian take top awards at the Johannesburg Judo Prize Giving. Congratulations Simon Weber and David Stockigt
Mark Tatham (2009) has been cast as the hyena Ed in the international 2018 touring cast of the Lion King!
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Saints Guest Lodge
The Saints Guest Lodge is situated in the heart of Sandton, within the country club like surrounds of St Stithians College.
We have 4 double rooms that are all en-suite. Each room is luxuriously fitted with either double or twin beds, depending on your requirements. Feel at home in between 100% cotton linen, down pillows and duvets. Interlined curtains and coffee/tea making facilities are installed in each room. A television offering selected DSTV channels is provided.
A delicious full breakfast is served on the patio of the well known “Higher Ground Restaurant” adjacent to the Guest Lodge. The restaurant offers sumptuous lunch and dinners too. The bar area situated within the restaurant is fully licensed and very well stocked.
The bedrooms have a separate entrance and have a panoramic view of the Sandton and Johannesburg skyline. 24-hour security and camera monitored entrances make for a secure stay. The Saints Guest Lodge is a few minutes away from many major shopping complexes as well as the heart of the Sandton central business district.
OSA members enjoy an additional 10% discount on the standard rates.
Bookings and Enquiries:
Shirley : +27 82 408 8887 / Louise : +27 82 922 3830