Shepstone House

Shepstone House is the newest of the College boarding houses, yet it incorporates one of the oldest buildings on our campus. Built and originally owned by Sir Theophilus Shepstone’s son, Henrique, the original Victorian mansion was purchased from the Shepstone family on behalf of the school in 1919. Since then, it has been used as a sanatorium, a home for senior resident staff and (during the 1990s) the home for the now-discontinued Post-Matrics. In October 2017, construction was started on a new three-storey boarding house that buttresses the original dwelling, and in January 2018 the first batch of 26 Form 4 “pioneers” moved from their temporary homes in Clark’s and Hudson’s into old Shepstone’s. With the completion of the new boarding house later in 2018, they will from the start of next year be joined by the rest of the 86 boarders, from Forms 3 to 5. Like the other College boarding houses, the Shepstone’s has its own unique character and “vibe, with (upon completion) dorms sleeping six to 14 boys, modern bathrooms, a dedicated common room and wi-fi connectivity throughout.

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Meet the Shepstone House Team

Housemaster
Ricky Chirengende

Deputy Housemaster
Ngcebo Thembela

Boardermaster
Kyle Nipper (OC)

Boardermaster
Minenhle Shezi

Boardermaster
Ndumiso Makhathini

Boardermaster
Austin Landman

Boardermaster
Robin Jones

Boardermaster
Simon Stickells

Shepstone House Prefects 2017

Head of House
Thabo Mbatha

Prefect
William Hodgkinson

Prefect
Bryn Emms

Prefect
Khwezi Hadebe

Prefect
Liam Muller