School sport

College’s amazing hockey feat

Maritzburg College’s hockey department has gone from strength to strength, ranking in top positions in school hockey in the country and there is a common factor to that success – Devon Van der Merwe, director of hockey and first team coach. In both 2014 and 2015, Maritzburg College ranked first place in the country for…

Journey on foot to raise funds for GHS outreach

Touched that many fellow pupils could not attend school trips because of a lack of funds, Pietermaritzburg Girls High school pupil Joelle Botha has embarked on a tremendous journey to help raise funds for her school. On Friday, Joelle, accompanied by her father Craig Botha, started a ten day 256 km Tankwa Camino trail hike…

Pietermaritzburg athlete wins Mudman series

Pietermaritzburg athlete and fitness trainer Sarah Scott Gray took third place in the Bergville to Ladysmith road run that took place on Saturday 9 April. She then participated and won the Epworth Mudman on 10 April, as well as winning the Mudman 2016 series held earlier in March. For Sarah, the focus is not so…

Dusi 2016

Fifteen Epworth paddlers are in top form, ready to tackle the gruelling Dusi Canoe Marathon

Nashua Maritzburg United Schools Festival kicks off!

The Nashua Maritzburg United Schools Festival this week will see 16 teams kick off their bid for bragging rights as the top team in the KZN midlands. In its second year, the 2015 edition will be contested from Thursday to Saturday, 2 to 4 July, at the AB Jackson fields in a round-robin format. Speaking…

Michaelhouse complete unbeaten season

It took over a century, but the Michaelhouse first XV completed an unbeaten season for only the second time when they defeated Hilton College 38-24 at Meadows in Balgowan on Saturday. They also beat their big rivals 24-18 at Hilton on 2 May.

College World Cup winner in PMB for top coaching course

St Charles College is set to host the Investec International Rugby Academy from 27 June to 3 July. Based on the highly successful training model of the New Zealand Rugby Academy, the Investec International Rugby Academy, which was started in 2009 by former Sharks coach and Springbok backline coach Dick Muir, plays an important role…

Maritzburg College dominate SA Sprint Championships

Maritzburg College are once again the top senior boys’ canoe school after dominating the 2015 South African Schools Canoe Sprint Championships. Over a hundred schools from around the country gathered for three days at Roodeplaat Dam near Pretoria where the canoeists competed in four different distances – 5000m, 1000m, 500m and 200m events. Competition was…

Growing Beans

Learning can be consolidated in a meaningful way by putting the theory into practice, which is a strong component of the St Charles College academic programme. The Grade 2s have germinated bean seeds and this week they planted the sprouting beans into pots. They will continue to monitor the progress of their plant project.Pictured (l-r):…


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