The KZN Sub-Youth Athletic Championships took place at Kings Park Stadium on Saturday, 12 October. Thirty-eight of our athletes participated in this championship. Our athletes earned 24 medals in the competition and we are extremely proud of our athletes and coaches.
Joshua Sweetnam - u/15
Hammer (Q), Shot Put, Javelin
Bereng Mohlomi - u/15
Long Jump (Q)
Ngawo Sidaza - u/15
Reinhard Mulder - u/13
Rendani Mathoho - u/15
Shot Put, Hammer
Lana du Toit - u/9
Caleb Sweetnam - u/11
Turbo Jav (Q), Shot Put (Q)
Celere Ntshengulana - u/15
High Jump (Q)
Bereng Mohlomi - u/15
300m hurdles (Q)
Ngawo Sidaza - u/15
Sydney Lombard - u/13
Zian Jacobs - u/11
Sasha Harris - u/15
Porsche Killian - u/13
Abby Thurston - u/13
Sasha Harris - u/13
Ngawo Sidaza - u/13
Reinhard Mulder - u/13
Trevor Mkhathi - u/13
The South African Christian Schools Championships took place in Sasolburg from 20-21 September. Twenty-one of our athletes participated in this prestigious championship. Our athletes honoured the name of our school by earning 24 medals in the competition and we are extremely proud of our athletes and coaches.
Three of our athletes were selected for the SACCSA Sub-Youth Team that will participate in the Interprovincial Championships, Bereng Mohlomi, Celere Ntshengulano and Caleb Sweetnam. Two of our athletes, Aaron Lombard and Joshua Sweetnam were selected as part of the SACCSA Team to participate at PUKKE TOP 30 in both discus and shot put.
We wish our athletes all the best for the KZN Sub-Youth Athletics Championships this coming weekend in Durban.
On 22 September the South Coast MTB Series was concluded at Lake Eland. After a great season of mountain biking, five riders from KEHS ended the series on the podium, earning medals. Caleb Sweetnam finished third overall in the Intermediate (25km) series and was first in his age group. Also in the Intermediate series, Zian Jacobs and Rueben Vos were both placed third in their respective age groups. In the Classic (45km) series, David Wills finished first and Lehan Niehaus third. The entire KEHS team displayed tremendous commitment and hard work this season and made us proud.
Our Grade 7s are currently on their annual tour through the Eastern and Western Cape province, visiting the Congo caves, Cano Wild, Tsitsikama Mouth, Mosselbay and many more exciting destinations. We wish them safe traveling mercies.
On the 5th of September the students of King Edward High School performed poems and songs for an interactive audience who thoroughly enjoyed snapping to poems about nature, made up creatures and world politics. The students used poems and songs to express their love for the arts and everyone who attended the evening enjoyed the talent that was showcased. We all look forward to next year’s poetry evening.
On both Friday and Saturday our SP hockey teams played their last games of the season. The players had a wonderful time and ended the season on a positive note!
52 excited Grade threes left Matatiele early on Wednesday 4, September on their daytrip to the South Coast. Pure Venom, The Crocodile Farm and the Waffle House were all on the itinerary.
At the Crocodile Farm we learned about crocodiles and other reptiles. At Pure Venom we even got to hold an albino boa constrictor and learned all about snakes - venomous ones and not so venomous ones; and saw beautiful Puff adders and Cobras. We ended the day at the Waffle House - what a treat! Thank you to God, our teachers and drivers for an amazing day.
The weekend of 30-31 August found 36 KEHS learners at the KZN Christian Schools Athletics Championships in Pietermaritzburg.
Our athletes once again rose to the occasion and won 49 medals: 20 Gold, 18 Silver and 11 Bronze. Several records were broken on the day.
Caleb Sweetnam, Joshua Sweetnam and Benji Dickson all broke their respective Shot Put records, and Ngawo Sidaza broke both the Discus and the Shot Put records. Caleb Sweetnam was the Junior Victor Ludorum and he also walked away with the trophy for the best performing athlete of the championships.
We are so proud of our athletes and wish them all the best for the rest of the season.
Caleb Sweetnam as Junior Victor Ludorum and Best Performed Athlete at KZN CSSA
Many hours of planning and preparation went into the Entrepreneurs day. Stalls of all shapes and sizes were erected to sell a wide variety of products. Greasy fingers and satisfied smiles were the order of the day, while our Grade 7’s learnt business skills and raised funds for their imminent tour.
Chulumanco Nyamende selling at the Gr 7 Entrepreneurs day
On 28 August the excited Grade 5 class found themselves outside the classroom in the Ingeli Forest. They studied microclimate, natural vegetation and environmental issues. It was a most informative and pleasant hike.
On August 19, a group of King Edward students went to Port Shepstone to participate in the Hibiscus Eisteddfod hosted by Creston College. The students presented their poems and songs to the adjudicators and enjoyed the positive feedback given to them after each performance. The students walked away with bronze, silver and gold certificates in the various categories. Rebecca De Burgh received two gold certificates in the Poetry and Vocal Solo categories. The students enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to participating in more Eisteddfods in the future.
The KEHS SP Tennis team ended their season on a high note with a comprehensive win of 46-17. As always, our fixture with St Patricks was a most pleasant occasion.
St Monica’s hosted an excellent day of athletics at KEHS on 22 August which showcased the local talent. KEHS won the interschools’ event comfortably and our learners received many awards.
The best U10 girl was Thabisa Mdebuka and Keabetswe Matlali as runner up. The best U12 girl was Areahe Kwili and Emma Rawlins was the runner up for the U13 girls. Bonesa Ramakoai was the best U11 boy with Caleb Sweetnam as the runner up. Lunathi Nyingwa was the best U12 boy with Lihle Nontwana as runner up. Trevor Mkhati was runner up for the U13 boys.
The Junior Victrix Ludorum went to Thabisa Mdebuka and the Senior Victor Ludorum was Lunathi Nyingwa.
Congratulations to all involved on a spectacular day of sport.
Saturday, 24 August found our First Soccer Team participating in Bergview’s soccer tournament. KEHS played three games. The first was against Ixopo, who arrived late and so the game was forfeited. The next game was against Bergview, which we won comfortably, 6-0. We played Focused next, beating them 1-0. This pushed us through to the finals against KC. The teams drew, 0-0. However, in the penalty shootout, KEHS emerged as the overall victor and winner of the tournament. Honourable mention must be made of Yanga Ntoyanto who was announced as the overall player of the tournament. Well done boys on some stylish footwork, as well as excellent teamwork. Soccer as a sport is making great strides forward in KEHS.
Congratulations to our athletics team which was placed 3rd out of 13 schools at this meeting. Special mention must be made of Caleb Sweetnam who was Junior Victor Ludorum and Ethan Duminy who was runner-up Senior Victor Ludorum. Joshua Sweetnam was best in his age group.
Thirty-five of our athletes were selected to the Durban South Christian Schools team which will participate in the KZN Christian Schools Championships.
On Saturday, 17 August, King Edward hosted a Boys’ Hockey Festival. The weather played along, with the sun shining and keeping the bare feet of the players warm. Much happiness and enjoyment was experienced by all, particularly the U13 teams who won 7 matches and drew 1. Thank you to all the visiting teams. Thank you to all the visiting schools for your enthusiastic participation in the day and the good competition.
The team have enjoyed a successful season thus far, playing four games and winning three of them. The first game against Focus was nerve-racking, but this did not stop the boys from playing a good game, winning 2-1. The next game was against one of their toughest competitors, St Monica's. This game the KEHS boys won again, 2-1. With this victory the team’s confidence grew tremendously. Their next game was against Bergview College, and although it was not one of their better games, they won 1-0. The last game they played was less successful and ended with a 2-3 loss to Kokstad College. But so far the season has been an excellent one. Keep up the good footwork boys!
Tuesday, 13 August, found many spectators and aspiring sprinters at the Street Race, sponsored by Hi-Q Matatiele and organized by Focused High School. King Edward High School athletes competed and achieved excellent results. In the boys’ race. Ethan Duminy ran a superb race, crossing the finish line first and winning the coveted prize money of R1000 while Ayaka Gceba finished in 6th position. In the girls’ race, Nicolate Willmott came second and received R500. She was followed by Amahle Moyo in 3rd place who received R250. Purity Chinzete was 4th, Tiffany Schonken 7th and Bocha Thipa 9th. Well done all.
Street Race - Boys. Ethan Duminy in 1st place.
Street Race - Girls. Nicolate Wilmott 2nd, Amahle Moyo 3rd.
On Friday, 16 August, four schools congregated on KC’s fields to participate in the annual Interschools Meeting. The sun shone, the wind blew, and the athletes competed passionately. Records were broken, school flags were flown and good sportsmanship was shown throughout. Competition was tough, but King Edward emerged as the overall victor. Some of our athletes received best in their age group awards: Kayla Harris best girls open athlete, Justin Nel as runner up athlete in the boys open age group, Ngawo Sidaza best athlete for U15, Blessing Chinzete best in U14 and Joshua Sweetnam runner up for U14. Junior Victor Ludorum went to Blessing Chinzete, and Senior Victor Ludorum to Ethan Duminy, while the Senior Victrix Ludorum was Kayla Harris.
KEHS Pupils at the Interschool Meeting
August 6 found forty-five very excited Grade R learners experiencing their very first official school bus trip. We travelled down to the South Coast to watch The Lion King at the Shelley Beach Mall. We decided to take a quick nibble under the beautiful palm trees on Margate beach before embarking on our journey to Shelley Beach. For some children this was the first visit to the movie house and to crown it all, in 3D! When everyone was kitted out with glasses, popcorn and juice...it was movie time!
The teachers absolutely loved watching the facial expressions and the instinctive flinches as 3D birds, insects and animals came flying and running our way. It was a wonderfully beautiful movie for all to see, with amazing scenes and of course an amazing storyline. Our babies had such a great time! Thanks to Kevin and Richard, we arrived back home safely, exhausted but exhilarated.
The first and second of August found the whole of King Edward High School, not in the classrooms, but rather out on the field of King Edward Park. Both days dawned icy, but the sun soon chased away the cold and the clouds. The houses, Graham and Melville turned out in droves – red and blue dotting the field and stands.
Quite a few records were broken, some of note were the U19 Girls’ discus, shotput and javelin records – all three set twenty-five years ago, and all three broken this year by Kayla Harris. Another long-standing record that Aaron Lombard broke was the U19 Boys’ discus record, set in 1966 by Eugene Hayes. Aaron added another five metres to the record – making a formidable record that may last longer than the previous one of fifty-three years.
Both houses raced, threw, jumped and fell for the upper hand, but all in all, when the sun set – Graham was victorious, once again, winning in both the Senior Primary and the High School. Melville however was not to be outdone – taking the Spirit Cup triumphantly.
The Victor and Victrix Ludorums are as follows:
Hearty congratulations to each athlete who participated. Warm thanks must be extended to each student helper who assisted, the coaches and teachers as well as the event organisers.
Caleb Vincent & Ethan Duminy
Daniel Tatchell & Devon January
On Saturday, 27 July, our Netball teams took part in the SPAR tournament in Kokstad. Our U14 and U16 teams played against Shayamoya and Kokstad College. They enjoyed their games. Thank you to the organisers.
U14 Netball Team
Congratulations to Esihle Moyo who took the silver medal in the Girls U9 Cross Country Event in Underberg.
In the 45km race, in their respective categories, David Wills finished 1st and Lehan Niehaus 4th. In the 25km race, in their respective categories, Caleb Sweetnam finished 1st, Reuben Vos 4th, and Zian Jacobs 7th. John Holl, Mieke Jacobs and Lize Vos enjoyed their rides and finished well in the 10km race.
Saturday, 27 July, found KEHS on St Patrick’s sports field, ready to play a few games of hockey. Our U7 boys’ A side, won two and lost one. The B side also played three games, winning, losing and drawing one. Our U8’s won one of their four games. The U9’s lost two and won one. Our U10’s won 3 and lost 1. The U11 boys played their hearts out, winning four and narrowly losing one. Our U13 B hockey boys also played well. They drew one and won one game.
The U13 A boys participated in the New Hanover tournament on Saturday. They won two games and drew two. They then played for 3rd and 4th position against KJS, and with a draw, they tied for 3rd place. All our boys played well and enjoyed the day.
On Sunday, 21 July, our Mountain Bike Team took part in the Scottburgh MTB Classic in the 10km, 28km and 45km race. In the 28km race Caleb Sweetnam and Eathan Phizacklea both came 4th in their age categories.
Caleb Sweetnam came 4th in his category in the 28km race
Tristan Phizacklea & Zian Jacobs in the 28km race
Lize Vos & Mieke Jacobs in the 10km race
Mieke Jacobs & Lize Vos took part in the 10km race
On Friday, 19 July, our U13 Boys Hockey team travelled to Kokstad for the KJS Boys Hockey Festival. They played 5 games where they won 3 and drew 2. The results were as follows: KJS drew 1:1, Ixopo won 2:0, KPS2 won 2:0, UPS won 4:0, KPS1 drew 0:0.
On Saturday, 20 July, the U13 Boys Hockey also participated in the Wartburg U13 Boys Hockey Festival. Once again the boys excelled, winning all 4 of their games. The results were as follows: Treverton 3:0, Wembley 4:0, Claredon 1:0, UPS 5:0.
Also, on this frosty Saturday morning, 20 July, KEHS were part of the Underburg Boys Hockey Festival.
Our U7 boys won 2 and lost 2 of their games.
Our U8’s also won 2 and lost 2.
The U9’s displayed excellent skills, winning all four their games: Lynford 4:0, SPC 3:2, KJS 2:1 and New Hanover 4:0.
The U11 boys played 4 games, winning two and drawing two.
All the boys were on top form and played well. Thank you to all the opposition coaches and schools who attended. Special mention must be made of our learners Kholekile Bam, Unam Sotshongaye and Kamva Nonjiji, for their valued umpiring and coaching.
U7 Boys Hockey Team
Motherly support for U7 Hockey Boys
On Saturday, 13 July, KEHS participated in the Cross Country KZN League hosted by St Patricks. The sunny weather made for good running conditions. In the U/17 girls category Tiffany Schonken came 2nd. Our U/15 boys did well with Daniel Tatchell coming 3rd and Ralitsa Lesapo 4th. In the U/14 girls category, Nicolate Willmot came 1st and in the boys category Atabile Msindo came 2nd, Blessing Chinzete 3rd and Lolwethu Mshiywa 4th. U/13 boys’ category saw Fezile Jozi taking 2nd position. Well done to all athletes who participated.
The Mountain Bikers from KEHS competed in the Sardine Classic on 6 July. In the 25km race Caleb Sweetnam finished 1st, Rueben Vos and Zian Jacobs 4th, and Joshua Sweetnam 5th - all in their respective age categories. In the 45 km race Lehan Niehaus finished 3rd and David Wills 1st, in their respective age categories.
On 15 June, our U/10, U/11 and U/13 Netball girls played at Gerit Maritz in Pietermaritzburg. Our U/10’s beat Northern Park and TWC-B, drew against Gerit Martiz and lost against TWC-A. Our U/11’s drew against Northern Park and lost against Scottsville, TWC and Gerit Maritz. Lastly our U/13 girls drew against TWC-B and Northern Park, but lost against TWC-A and Gerit Maritz. Netball continues to improve at King Edward.
Sinelizwe Matam travelled with the U/18 KZN Country District Rugby Team to Grey College in Bloemfontein on the 27th of June to participate in the Annual Academy Week. They played 3 games of which they won 1 and lost 2. This was a well-organized event with great Rugby talent from across the country.
On the 21st of June 2019, four King Edward Boys, Keagan Watkinson, Justin Nel, Yanga Nyanga & Stephan Terblanche travelled to Reitz as part of the Southern KZN U/19 Rugby Team to participated in the Annual U/19 Reitz Platteland Rugby Tournament. There were 10 Provincial Teams at this Tournament. The Southern KZN Team played 3 games of which they won 1. We would to thank their coaches for coaching and looking after the boys.
The EG Netball Challenge was held on 24 May at St. Patrick's. We lost to Kokstad College and won our matches against St. Patrick's and Bergview finishing, once again, second in the challenge. We extend huge congratulations to our girls for an excellent netball season.
Our Foundation Phase enjoyed excellent fixtures at the Wacky Winter Weekend. Thank you to SPC for your excellent organisation.
The u7 Hockey Girls won 2 and lost 3. Our u8 Hockey Girls ended their season on a high note by winning all three their games. These girls can proudly say they have lost only one match throughout the season. Well done girls! Our u9 Hockey Girls won 1, lost 1 and drew 1 match.
The rugby boys had a very successful day. The u7’s played 3 games - won 1, drew 1 and lost 1, while the u8’s won all 3 of their games and the u9’s both of their games.
The U/13 boys played against Kokstad Primary. It was a challenging game with our boys losing narrowly with a score of 15-17. This was also their first game in their new jerseys sponsored by Marnie Steyn. We thank Marnie for his generosity and expert coaching.
Siso Mbele - one of three Best Hockey players
Our Netball girls were privileged to play in the final of the Matatiele First Netball Team League against Bergview two weeks ago. The girls played their best, finishing second in the league.
This past weekend our u13 girls took part in the Suid-Natal Winter Festival in Port Shepstone. It was a day filled with outstanding netball with our girls playing five matches – we won our matches against Pennington and Port Natal, drew against Scottburgh, and lost to Port Shepstone and Warner Beach.
14 May brought the E.G. Girls Hockey Challenge to KEHS. Five well-matched teams took part – Bergview, Kokstad College, St Monica’s, St Patrick’s and the hosts King Edward. Each team played four games of twenty minutes each. There was some excellent and passionate play from the girls. Overall King Edward came second and KC first. Well done to the girls for their high standard of play, the coaches for their dedicated enthusiasm and the referees for their fair judgement.
Our little u/8 Hockey team played against Bergview on Thursday 16 May. We drew two all. The U/10 girls thoroughly enjoyed the Suid-Natal Sports Day on 18 May. Our A team won one, drew two, and lost one game while our B team won two and lost two of their games. All our girls were amazing players. Our U13 girls played a full 40 min hockey game against St Pats and won 6-0.
Retshe Khiba and Setu Xabendlini
On Thursday, 16 May, Justin Steyn & Lunathi Nyingwa, travelled to Pietermaritzburg with Mrs du Randt (SKZN U/12 & U/13 Team Manager) to participate in the Sharks (KZN) Primary Schools Rugby Trials that took place at Maritzburg College. Competition was tight as 350 talented Rugby boys, all top, players in their respective districts, competed for a spot in the Sharks squad.
On Saturday, 18 May, the Sharks Teams were announced and it is with great pleasure that we congratulate Lunathi Nyingwa who was selected to represent The Sharks U/12 Team in Vryheid from the 13th to 15th of June 2019. Congratulations must also be extended to Sinelizwi Matam who was selected for the KZN U/18 Country Districts Team. We are extremely proud of these boys.
Lunathi Nyingwa and Sine Matam
On the same day our First Girls Hockey and u/16 Hockey teams travelled to Howick to play their respective teams. Sadly, our u/16 girls lost their game but our First team fared better, drawing 0-0.
We also sent ten u/16 rugby players to compete in the St. Monica's 7's tournament. After convincing victories against Bergview College and St. Monica's they faced St. Monica's in the final. KEHS won the game 36-0. The referee's choice, and best player of the day, went to KEHS's Kamva Nonjiji. Well done on games well played!
On 11 May, KEHS hosted our annual winter sports festivaI. It was a memorable day with every inch of our sportfield occupied with teams from Bergview, Creston, Focused, Kokstad Junior, Kokstad Primary, King Edward, St Monica’s and Underberg learners. We appreciate every team that participated, all the officials and the many spectators who supported.
Our teams played with spirit and enthusiasm. Passionate, barefooted little rugby players, determined stick-working hockey players and fleet footed netball players. Our u7s all the way to u13s played multiple games on Saturday, drawing some, losing a few, and winning most.
Our u13 rugby boys had a fine victory over Underberg, 47-8.
The KEHS u/15 rugby team has been undefeated this term. This particular group of boys showcase fantastic running rugby and provide their supporters with delightful play in every fixture. This past weekend was no different. We hosted Creston High School at KEHS for the final fixture on our rugby calendar. The day was well attended and the support for the boys in blue was incredible. We emerged victorious and put up a convincing win 66-0.
The whole team played very well, Tyron Hayes (3), stood out as best forward on the day while his team mate Ngawo Sidaza (12) was the backline player of the day. We are proud of all of you. Congratulations on a season undefeated.
Our First Rugby Boys also played against Creston on the day. All the boys played well, and there were some stellar moments from Justin Nel including a spectacular try. Our boys won 45-7.
Justin Nel showing a clean pair of heels
Our First Netball Team were invited to play in the Harry Gwala league on Saturday, 11 May, at Mount Currie Secondary. Although we lost against Shayamoya High, our girls showed great courage and determination during that match, and won their game against Carl Melcomess. Well done to our First Netball girls.
Khotsofalang Langeni & Tshegofatso Msomi
With all due pomp and ceremony, our Grade 12s attended their matric farewell on 30 April. Wonderfully stylish in their envy-inducing outfits and top-class arrivals, the home crowd applauded each dazzling entry. Our Grade 11s outdid themselves with the efficiently organized evening, beautiful hall and reception. The décor was magnificent and the behavior of our learners exemplary. It was a grand evening, befitting of such a special occasion.
Lehakoe Lesaoana & Yanga Nyanga
Pabala Letuka & Rethabile Koalane
KEHS U/9 Rugby Boys travelled to Kokstad to play against St Patrick's. They played excellently, winning the game handsomely. The score was 22-19. Well done to the team for winning their first 15 man rugby match.
The 4th of May was a busy sports day. The U/7 Girls Hockey drew one, lost two, and won one of their games. Our U/8 Girls won all three their games quite tidily. The girls played so well! The U/9 Girls Hockey won all three games comfortably. Well done to the girls, they played like absolute stars! The U/11s lost two, drew one and won one game.
Our U/7 Rugby Boys drew one and won one. The U/9 Rugby team lost to Lynford 4-1, and beat Underberg 6-4. Well done to the boys, they played well.
Freedom day was celebrated slightly differently this year for the U13, U14 and U16 rugby boys at KEHS. The U13 Boys trounced New Hanover 46:0 in their tournament. The U14 and U16 teams travelled to the sunny South Coast to play the game we love so dearly, rugby. The weather was perfect for the matches to follow.
The U14’s were confident and prepared for what proved to be a tough fixture against Suid-Natal. Both teams spread the ball very well and showcased fantastic skills in attacking runs. Late in the first half, the score still stood at 0:0. This is testament to the tight competition between the two teams. The deadlock was broken by a dashing run, from his own 22m line, by captain and fly-half, Blessing Chinzette. He drew first blood and converted his own try to put KEHS up 7:0. The final score was 7:5 in KEHS’s favour.
Not to be outdone, the U16 Rugby boys played a tough match as well. It was a game of two halves, and in the end it was a very close affair. Both teams scored 3 tries but KEHS was able to convert more often, finishing with a final score 21-17 to KEHS. The KEHS boys showed that patience and hard work pays off. We are very proud of you. Thanks must also be extended to our host, Suid-Natal. It was a great day.
On Saturday, 27th of April, our U13 Hockey Girl’s participated in the Wartburg tournament. They won six of their games, drew one and lost one. Each game was a full half-hour in duration. We are very proud of our girls and their excellent performance.
Our U16 and First Team girls departed, before sunrise, to play against Grace College’s corresponding teams. The U16 girls beat Grace College 2:0. The First Team Girls fared even better, walking off victorious with a score of 6:0.
Our lovely U8 girls played a match against St Monica’s on 25 April. The St Monica’s girls played well, winning two games and KEHS one.