Get To Know The Class of 2021: Heinrich Maritz
Head of Founders North 2021
What are your hopes for Stanford Lake College as you lead the school in the year ahead?
I hope to further grow our Christian faith in the boarding house as well as encourage presence and participation from each individual and drive the hunger to be part of SLC. I want the whole school to realise what an honour and privilege it is to be at our school, with this most eye-pleasing view.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment would be being elected as Head of Founders North and deciding to pick up hockey as a sport when I started at Stanford as I was able to make the first team last year as well as playing first team rugby.
Share a memorable moment during your time at Stanford Lake College…
My most memorable moment at Stanford was in Grade 8, during the rugby finals against Heuwelkruin. Stanford, despite being smaller in size, showed true badger spirit and we beat them in a nail-biting game. I’ll never forget Fulu Managa’s speed, running around their players and them having no answers to the fight we brought to the game. From that day, I knew I wanted to be a Stanfordian and knew that there was no better place to be in the world than right there, representing my school.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are fly-fishing which is great as it could be done right here at school and I’m a big fan of watching and playing rugby
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
My dad’s father, Muhammad Ali, Makazole Mapimpi and Steve Irwin.
What’s your favourite movie?
The Italian Job.
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Through Stanford I was able to go to Nepal for two weeks which was an amazing experience, trekking through the Himalayas and learning about the culture. Also going to New Zealand on exchange in Grade 10.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?
An elephant as they are always a joy to see.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself hopefully playing rugby and studying a degree, whether it be overseas or in SA, as well as doing a few diesel mechanic courses and being on our family farm.