Assembly 30 April 2021 | Maritzburg College

Assembly 30 April 2021

Assembly 30 April 2021

Character Education & Champion Men

Yesterday we were fortunate to have Craig Wilkinson who addressed us on the topic: The 6 Pack of Masculine Virtues OF CHAMPION MEN. 

To recap they are the following:

  1. Use your strength for good
  2. Nurture/tend to  your fields
  3. Define yourself  by character
  4. Build a band of brothers [authentic manhood]
  5. Mentors the next generation [role modelling]
  6. Make the world a better place

At our special Dads and Lads event in the evening, we had close to 550 fathers and sons attend a session with Craig where he focussed on FOUR GIFTS that fathers could give their sons

  1. See them for who they are
  2. Validate them that they are enough
  3. Create a sanctuary [safe place ]
  4. Equip them for life

There is more on Craig’s work here 

We continue in our character education programme focusing next week on positive masculinity in our goal to be champion men.


Staff News 

We are very pleased to announce the news that Mr and Mrs Tim Orchard are now the proud parents of Alexandra Eleanor born yesterday. Both Mom and daughter are doing well.

We are also thrilled to share that Mr and Mrs Ricky Chirengende welcomed a baby daugter, Tawana Nkanyezi born this week. Mom and daughter also doing very well.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of Mr Ndumiso Makhatini today as he leaves us to take up a position at Kearsney College . We wish him all the very best as he commence s a new chapter in his life and wish him every success in his new role.

Mrs Lisa Akerman has been appointed as Head of Academics/IT at St Johns and will stand down as head of Forder at the end of the month and Subject Head of Business Studies . We will acknowledge her accordingly at the end of term.

It is my pleasure to announce that Mr Brandon van der Walt has been appointed as the new Housemaster of Forder House from the start of Term 2. The new Subject Head of Business Studies will be announced soon.

Our Commercial Director, Mr Sven Jager will be retiring at the end of June and we have appointed Mr Dave Deighton as his successor . Mr Deighton comes with considerable experience and qualifications  and he  will be starting on next week. He is a former parent having had two sons through College and we now  welcome him to the College staff  family.



I wish you all a very blessed Passover/Easter Period with your families. Please ensure that you do not let your guard down in continuing to observe strict Covid protocols.

If you are travelling please take care


Pro Aris et Focis