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Easter Sports Festival

As part of our 25-year celebrations, the Sports Department hosted the College’s first ever Easter Sports Festival from 5 - 10 April. Easter Festivals are an old South African school tradition and despite schools being spoiled for choice, it was fantastic to host nine other schools on our beautiful campus. The weather could not have been better and although it got a little hot on the Festival’s main day, Saturday, the rain stayed away throughout and we managed to fulfil all fixtures.

It was a long weekend of intense competition on the netball courts and on the rugby field. However, despite the teams going head to head, the real highlight of the Festival was that outside of competition - the pupils really enjoyed spending time with their contemporaries from other schools. The visiting staff also had a blast and it was good for our coaches to make new friends and acquaintances. Our visitors had many amazing things to say about our school and it’s humbling to be reminded of how lucky we are to live, work and play in this beautiful area.

In terms of our own teams, there were many highlights. Our 1st Rugby boys battled against Beaulieu and St Peters College, where they just could not gain momentum and gel as a team. However, they really stepped up in their game against a much bigger Tom Naude on the Saturday, where they not only showed improvement and courage, but also managed to score two tries due to a huge effort on defence. The 2nd Netball girls played against some really tough competition. However, the improvement in the team from day 1 to day 4 was huge and the girls are now ready for a strong showing this season. Big congratulations to the 1st Netball girls, who played some fantastic, fast netball and beat all other teams to go unbeaten in their home Festival, despite playing much bigger schools.

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