The start of the school’s academic year delivered some great news for our Foundation. And the news was delivered threefold with three of our boys being awarded academic colours.
James Lowe, Ndumiso Qwabe (both 6th Form) and Brayden Raw (5th form) were all awarded colours for academics based on their outstanding results during 2019.
All three boys worked extremely hard and put in long hours in order to meet the requirements for the awarding of academic colours. James and Ndumiso were both boarders in Shepstone House during 2019 whilst Brayden was a resident in Clark House.
Brayden is a 5th Form boarder in Clark House this year but our two senior boys have now moved into Elliott House. The biggest change to the boarding environment for them is the single room accommodation that all the 6th Form residents enjoy. James and Ndumiso both agree that this will certainly help them in being able to focus on their academic studies this year. Both boys are intent on furthering their studies at university next year and hope their good marks will assist in their applications to study and possible bursary or scholarship support.
All three of these boys have been supported through Foundation Scholarships for the duration of their years at College. Their scholarships have been made possible by individual donors who have committed their specified financial support to the College Foundation. The donors have been updated quarterly on the academic progress of the boys as well as feedback on their co-curricular participation and general College experience.
According to one of the donors “it is an absolute privilege to be able to give something back to a school that gave me so much. And to see my contribution make such a difference to someone else is a powerfully emotional return on my investment. I am so very proud of what this young man has achieved already and wish him every success for the year ahead.”
Through our scholarship programme we are able to assist talented and deserving young College boys who require some form of financial support. The awarding and renewal of any support is strictly monitored and based on an acceptable level of academic achievement as well as participation in co-curricular activities.