Message from the OSA Chair
The end of the year has come and it has been a fantastic year for all.
2018 was definitely one worth celebrating as it was our 60th anniversary from the founding of the OSA.
So here’s to another 60 more! And more celebrations to come in 2019 too.
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 2019!
Chair Old Stithian Association
On Friday, 14th September, we hosted the 60th Annual Old Stithian Association Dinner. We had a total of 150 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 of 1968/1976/1978 & 1993. We also had a big group of our young Alumni join us from the years 2011 and up.
OSA Golf Day
Our Annual OSA Golf day took place on the 5th October at the Bryanston Country Club. It was a well-attended event and everyone that took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
We look forward to welcoming you to our next Annual Golf day in 2019. Thank you to our amazing sponsors for the awesome prizes!
Old Stithian Lottery
On Tuesday, 6th November we announced the latest OSA Lottery winner.
Congratulations to Richard Hook, who is a St Stithians College parent.
He has a daughter in the Girls College and a son in the Boys College.
Richard won R250 000 worth of school fees.
Important Dates for 2019:
- 1st March 2019 – Cape Town Reunion
- 18th-22nd April 2019- Saints Sports Festival
- 1st June 2019- Founders Day, Annual OSA AGM
The 2018 season is now finished with the coaches and parents planning their end of the year functions to hand out the trophies to the boys and girls. Overall it was a good season for 2018 but 2019 can only get better and hopefully the numbers will increase. Currently there are 37 new members that would like to join for the new season. The new season will start in early February with the registration days.
The Crusaders hockey season is now finished. The club recently had its end of the year prizegiving, where a lot of fun was had by all. The registrations for new and existing members will take place in January 2019.
The ladies 1st team won the 2018 Southern Gauteng Premier League title, well done to all the ladies, and it shows that their hard work definitely paid off. The ladies won 18 out of 18 games.
“Born to Run” – Running Club
“Born to Run” are currently planning for their Easy Equities Born to Run charity Christmas run. The run will take place on the 5 December at 18:00 at the Higher Ground Restaurant. All proceeds from the event will be going to Hospice. They are currently looking for more sponsors to help out.ing for more sponsors to help out.
In July of this year, St Stithians opened the 11th installation of the iMadiba Project.
Funded by alumni and the chair and deputy chair of council, the installation stands as a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela and aims to promote conversation, of any nature, between anyone.
The Saints micro museum overlooks the Ridgway field on the Girls’ Prep side, near the parking area. It is a great place to have a conversation. We encourage pupils, parents and alumni to visit the site to and engage with it and in conversation. We also know our school’s connection to the Mandela family which makes this site extra special to us.
If you would like more information on the iMadiba Project or would like to enquire about installing one at your business, visit www.imadiba.com or contact Lethabo-Thabo Royds (2006) firstname.lastname@example.org or Allan Bader (2001) email@example.com
There are currently almost 20 sites in existence, including at Constitution Hill, V&A Waterfront, the Nelson Mandela Museums in Mthatha and Qunu, Nelson Mandela Square, and Ahmed Kathrada’s Gravesite, to name a few.
The iMadiba Project is a global, interactive, participative art project creating conversations for change. We do this through art installations, or micro museums, based on the actual dimensions of the Robben Island cell where Nelson Mandela spent most of his 27 years of incarceration.
The iMadiba Project has been built in partnership with and in support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. One of the aims of the project is to assist the foundation in its objective to honour Madiba’s legacy and to have dialogue. It has been made possible through the support of sponsors, and the ongoing need is to find more sponsors as the project grows. The project produces income for the foundation.
The broad intention of the project is to build a micro museum in as many places as possible, thereby creating a global museum for reflection and conversation in Mandela’s honour.
The installations are sites for dialogue, for memory, and for reflection.
These micro museums are functional, and they are also art. People should see them as safe places to engage with each other on absolutely anything. The conversation needn’t be political; it should be whatever those in the space need it to be.
The size of the installation means those who engage there do so in close proximity to each other, with no physical barriers. This “barrier-less-ness” should pull through in their connections and their conversations.
The micro museum has bars, as the cell did, and its open doorway symbolises that the space is always open for conversation and reflection. It is an artistic recreation of Nelson Mandela’s cell but the size of the installation is the same as the size of the prison cell.
We invite people to engage with the installation and be reminded of the oppressive, inhumane system that put Madiba in that cell; the work we have done in moving forward; and the work that is still ahead of us.
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We wish you and your family a wonderful safe and Festive Season.
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
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