Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tennis results vs Dirkie Uys
Somerset College played its annual tennis derby against Dirkie Uys High School from Moorreesburg on our courts on Monday afternoon. Due to the Cambridge examinations and a cricket fixture on the same day, Somerset College had to compete without some of their top players and we eventually lost this fixture by 12 matches to 18. We played singles, dou...
Tennis (2nd team Boys) results vs Parel Vallei
The Somerset College boys’ second team beat the Parel Vallei third team by 6 matches to 0 in a league match on our courts on Friday afternoon. The players in this team were Liam Watson, Luke Potterton, Michael Atkinson and Sean Irwin....
Tennis (1st team Girls) results vs Rhenish High
Our 1st Girls’ Tennis team played a competitive match against the Rhenish High 2nd team and won the math by 4 matches to 2.  Our team consisted of Rebecca Brody, Annalie Swanepoel, Tegan O’Grady and Alex Williams....
Natasha Rootenberg (Class of 2013)
Natasha Rootenberg received full colours at the annual Maties Sport Awards on Thursday 19 October. The full colours was rewarded for her participation in the SA indoor team in 2016
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Sport this afternoon
The following sports will continue as usual: Cricket – in the Indoor Centre Rowing – Rowing Centre and Elgin Water Polo – 1st team Boys at the pool Pilates – in the Boonzaaier Hall The following sports have been cancelled for this afternoon due to photographs and/or the weather: Water Polo – U14, U15 and 2nd team Boys ...
Tennis (1st Boys’ team) results vs Parel Vallei B team
On Friday afternoon, the Somerset College first boys’ Tennis team played their first league match in the 2017/2018 season. In this fixture Somerset College scored a convincing 6-0 victory over the Parel Vallei B team. The four players playing in the first team were: Jacques Morris, Jonathan van Druten, Matthew Durie (captain) and Alex Brody...
Courtney Yon (Class of 2014)
Courtney Yon welcomed the Class of 2017 as new members of the Old Oaks at their Valedictory service on Friday 13 October. Courtney represented the Old Oaks Committee and signed the Old Oaks book with the matric representatives. Here is his speech:
Dear College, old oaks, parents and lastly, class of 2017 I would just like to start off by saying that it is such an honour to stand here today.  If you were to predict this for me a couple years ago, I’d definitely laugh at you. For those of you who know me, know that I tend to be more of an introverted person and that I would only open up to ...
Hockey (1st Boys & Girls teams) trials for 2018
Trials for the 1st Boys’ Hockey team will be held on Wednesday, 18 October from 17h00 to 18h30 on our Astro. Trials for the 1st Girls’ Hockey team will be held on Thursday, 19 October from 17h00 to 18h30 on our Astro. All current U16s and U19s are welcome to attend....
Melissa Bradshaw (Class of 2012)
Rector's Award from Stellenbosch University
On 5 October, Melissa Bradshaw received a Rector’s Award from Stellenbosch University for “Excellent Academic Achievement” during her Honours (Psychology) degree. Melissa was one of the top academic performers in the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 2016. Melissa is currently completing her Master of Arts in Psychology at St...
Business Forum with Max du Preez – 19 October
We are delighted to have secured Max du Preez as our guest speaker for this year’s Business Forum which is being held on Thursday 19 October at 18h00 in the Boonzaier Hall. Max is a veteran journalist, and has received more journalism awards than any other South African journalist. His analysis and commentary is guaranteed to be insightful an...