Social Awareness

The Social Awareness Initiative at College is an integral part of our school and highlights our commitment to embracing the changing landscape of our society – nationally and globally.

The programme aims to produce young men who are able to hold their own, but humble enough to listen to and respect the views & differences of others. This can only be achieved by showing tolerance for people who are different and to not only recognise that prejudice has no place in a thriving community, but to actively engaging in promoting this culture in our school. This practise will ensure that our boys take their rightful and meaningful place in society, as proud representatives of the ethos of our school.

Anti-discrimination Policy

The Social Awareness initiative focusses on the following key objectives:

  • Celebrating individuality whilst promoting a common “College Culture”.
  • Being an Inclusive Institution by ensuring that we grow with our community and remain relevant to the needs of society.
  • Ensuring that every boy feels that College is a safe space where he feels accepted and valued as a member of the College family.
  • Encouraging mutual respect through recognising diversity & differences.
  • Building a Lifelong commitment to the College ethos.

Download Statement of Intent

Social Awareness Council (SAC) Members

Craig MacKenzie (Chairman: College Board)
Rodelle Govender (Head: Social Awareness)
Ingo Talke (Deputy Head: Pastoral)
Matthew Marwick (Deputy Head: Boarding)
Grant Little (President: Maritzburg College Old Boys Association)
Sally Upfold (Head: Marketing)
Andrew Soden (COO: Maritzburg College Foundation)
Ryan Kyle (Teacher & HoD: Leadership)
Caren Randall (Teacher)
Ndumiso Makhathini (Teacher & Deputy HoD: Leadership)
Ngcebo Thembela (Teacher & Deputy President MCOBA)
Daniel Haswell (Teacher)
Doug Mundell (Member: School Governing Body)

Social Awareness Forum (Pupils)

U Mtsi (New chairman)
A Ntuli (New vice-chairman)
S Tshabalala (Secretary)
S Manyathi

College Initiatives

  • Anti-discrimination Policy development
  • Staff Development Programme
    • Staff Shikaya Workshop -2018,
    • Subject heads’ Shikaya Workshop on Race Theory – 2019,
    • Shakespeare Festival – Shakespeare and Social Justice – May 2019
    • Participatory Pedagogy Course, July 2019
  • Leadership training
  • College Credo, Naming & Symbols
  • Pupil Fishbowls