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									                                                                                 13 May 2010


  Views ...                                                           even more challenges for them. Traditionally this
                                                                      Matric Dance weekend marks the point on the
                                                                      academic calendar for the Matrics when hard work

O    n Saturday Lesley and I were privileged to attend
     the annual Matric Dance. It was a superb
evening for so many reasons. The Ken Mackenzie
                                                                      begins in earnest! The dance is over; books come to
                                                                      the fore!

Hall had been the site of much speculation over the                   On that note, I remind parents that examinations are
past few days, as the newspaper clad windows hid                      but a blink away and that it is time to ensure that your
the immense amount of work that went into                             sons are focused on their revision programmes!
transforming it into the Mardi Gras fantasy that took
our breath away. Each year I am astonished by the                     Mrs Norrie has tendered her resignation with effect
efforts of Mrs Garcia, Ms Hendricks and Mr Topper                     from the end of this term. Regrettably, she will be
and each year I cannot believe that we shall improve:                 leaving teaching to join her father in business. We
but we do! The hall was unrecognizable; the scene                     have advertised the position and will inform parents
was set for a wonderful occasion!                                     of the appointment as soon as it is made.

Equally unrecognizable were the young men who                         Finally, I know that the Clifton Family will join in
introduced themselves and their partners to the                       extending their heartfelt sympathies to Mr Topper on
executive party. They brought dignity and the sense                   the death of his mother and to Mr Shadrack Ngcobo
of occasion to the evening and lent grace to the early                on the death of his wife. May they draw strength
proceedings, where their parents were invited to hear                 from our prayers in these difficult times.
the vote of thanks so superbly put by David
Maasdorp. From that, to the first dance led by the                    BRIAN MITCHELL
Head and Deputy Head Boys and the prefects and                        EXECUTIVE HEADMASTER
thereafter to the louder part of the evening that is far
more familiar to the younger guests than to the older
members of staff, the evening was a triumph. The
boys’ sense of fun, their easy ability to move from
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schoolboy to young man and their infectious
enthusiasm that involves everyone in the fun were
entirely apparent.                                                    PREP CRICKET TOUR FUNDRAISER

For each person who was privileged to be at the                       There is still time to enter the competition to win an
2010 Matric Dance, the memories will be different                     iPhone 3G. Just SMS CLIFTON to 36280 before 21
and they will be treasured. Another rite of passage                   May – the more SMS’s you send the greater your
has come and gone in this Matric year. My thanks go                   chance of winning. SMS’s are charged at R5 each.
to all who made it possible. I was immeasurably
proud to be a part of the evening and immeasurably
proud of our young men.                                               SHARKSMART
                                                                                           Discovery SharkSmart is a
Many of those same young men had been in very                                              community-based injury pre-
different roles earlier in the day, when they had                                          vention programme which has
represented the School on the sports fields in                                             been in existence since 2002
Pietermaritzburg and Hilton. There our First XV                                            and is managed by Energi, a
achieved an impressive win against Voortrekker and                    company based in Durban which provides
our First XI lost narrowly to Hilton on the hockey turf.              consultancy services to medical schemes, corporate
How easily our boys seem to manage their busyness;                    and sporting bodies as well as schools.
how easily they move from one commitment to the
next and how well they do in all of this! But there are               The major objectives of this programme are:

                The Clifton Calling is posted on our website each week and can be viewed at www.cliftonschool.co.za
    To assist in the reduction of rugby-related injuries                  RUGBY
    by educating players, and supporting parents, the
    providers of first aid, referees and coaches;                         1st XV vs Glenwood Prep ........................... Won 22-3
    To promote rugby as a safe sport;                                     1st XV vs Penzance .................................... Won 43-7
    To encourage school rugby players to play fair,                       2nd XV vs Glenwood Prep ............................ Won 8-7
    and hard rugby; and                                                   2nd XV vs Penzance ................................... Won 19-5
    To encourage the development of rugby at school                       3rd XV vs Glenwood Prep............................. Won 5-0
    level.                                                                3rd XV vs Penzance ................................... Won 43-0
                                                                          4th XV vs Glenwood Prep ........................... Won 35-0
The SharkSmart mission is to make participation in                        U11A vs Glenwood Prep............................. Lost 7-12
the sport of rugby safer and more fun at all levels. In                   U11A vs Penzance ...................................... Drew 7-7
order to accomplish this, SharkSmart will assist in the                   U11B vs Glenwood Prep............................. Lost 7-15
reduction of rugby-related injuries by educating                          U11B vs Penzance ..................................... Won 12-0
players, supporting parents, referees and coaches. In                     U10A vs Glenwood Prep............................. Won 25-0
doing so, they will introduce the "science" of rugby                      U10A vs Highbury ....................................... Lost 5-10
and injury-prevention at an early age.                                    U10A vs Penzance ..................................... Won 10-5
                                                                          U10B vs Glenwood ..................................... Won 35-5
For more detailed information please go to                                U10B vs Highbury ....................................... Lost 5-25
http://www.sharksmart.co.za/index.html or click on                        U10B vs Penzance ..................................... Won 45-5
the link at the bottom of the home page on the Clifton                    U9A vs Glenwood ....................................... Won 40-0
School website. Of particular interest and use are                        U9A vs Penzance ....................................... Won 50-0
the “Zones” and “10 Point Plan” pages. The “Useful                        U9B vs Glenwood ..................................... Won 20-15
Contacts” page also has some handy numbers – the                          U9B vs Penzance ....................................... Won 20-0
SharkSmart Doping Hot Line being one of them.                             U9C vs Penzance ..................................... Won 15-10

If you require any more information about the
programme please contact Paul McKay at Clifton on                         SOCCER
pmckay@cliftonschool.co.za.                                               U13 vs Kyalami Prep (Jhb) ........................... Lost 1-3


MEZHER’S MEANDER                                                          TENNIS

Mr Jones and Mr Mezher will be at the Prep internal                       1st vs Umhlali Primary 1st ........................ Won 48-15
rugby matches on Friday and Dr Bustin will be at the                      2nd vs DPHS 2nd ..................................... Won 45-18
U9 rugby festival at Chelsea Prep.                                        Clifton 3rd vs Clifton 4th ............. 3rd team won 35-28

Mr Mitchell, Mr Goedeke, Mr Bresler and Mr Mezher
will be at Kearsney for the College hockey and rugby                                                  COLLEGE
matches on Saturday. Mr Jones, Dr Bustin and Mr
Mezher will be at the Dads and Lads on Saturday                           CHESS
morning and afterwards Mr Jones will be watching
the U10 rugby festival at Virginia Prep.                                  vs DHS ................................................ Won 5½-4½ boards


                                                                          CROSS COUNTRY
   Results ...
                                                                          U19          Jethro Westraad ................................... 2nd
                                                                                       Nicholas Rout ...................................... 10th
              PREPARATORY SCHOOL                                          U15          Christopher McGlynn .............................. 1st
                                                                                       Calvin McKie ......................................... 2nd
CHESS                                                                     U14          Jacques Barnard ................................... 7th
Virginia Prep Tournament on 8 May:
Junior Team vs Chelsea ...................................... Lost
Junior Team vs Gordon Road.............................. Lost             HOCKEY
Junior Team vs Glenmore ................................... Lost
Junior Team vs La Lucia Junior Primary ............. Lost                 1st XI vs Hilton .............................................. Lost 1-2
Junior Team vs Crawford North Coast ............... Won                   2nd XI vs Hilton ............................................. Lost 1-5
Senior Team vs Merchiston ............................... Drew            U16A vs Hilton .............................................. Lost 2-8
Senior Team vs Virginia ....................................... Lost      U16B vs Hilton .............................................. Lost 0-1
Senior Team vs Gordon Road ............................. Lost             U16C vs Hilton .............................................. Lost 2-1
Senior Team vs Chelsea .................................... Won           U16D vs Hilton 3rd XI ................................... Lost 0-5
Senior Team vs Umhlali ...................................... Won         U14A vs Hilton .............................................. Lost 1-4
Senior Team vs Crawford La Lucia ................... Drew                 U14B vs Hilton .............................................. Lost 0-1
Senior Team vs St Henry’s .................................. Lost

                    The Clifton Calling is posted on our website each week and can be viewed at www.cliftonschool.co.za
RUGBY                                                                            London violin examination.
                                                                           ...   Matt Wiseman, who has been selected as
1st XV vs Voortrekker ................................. Won 31-8                 captain of the North Durban U13A rugby team,
2nd XV vs Voortrekker ...............................Lost 12-13                  and David Geard, Karl Goedeke, Sam Hyatt and
3rd XV vs Voortrekker................................. Won 50-0                  Tristan Vermaak, who have been selected for the
U15A vs Voortrekker....................................Lost 0-46                 North Durban U13B rugby team.
U14A vs Voortrekker..................................Lost 20-31
                                                                           ...   Matt Wiseman, who has made the KZN Coastals
U14B vs Voortrekker....................................Lost 7-38
                                                                                 U13A hockey team, and David Geard, who has
                                                                                 made the U13B team.
SQUASH                                                                     ...   Daniel Levy, who competed in the International
                                                                                 Kanazwa Cup for karate this weekend in the
1st vs Kearsney ............................................ Won 9-2             brown and black belt division for 9-11 year olds
2nd vs Crawford La Lucia ........................... Won 12-2                    and finished second in both kata and kumite for
3rd v Ashton College 1st ..............................Lost 11-4                 which he was awarded double silver.
4th vs Northwood .......................................... Won 9-6        ...   Mr Glenn Jones, who has been appointed coach
                                                                                 of the Umlazi District U12 hockey team, and Mr
                                                                                 Tom Brown, who has been appointed coach of
TENNIS                                                                           the North Durban U12A rugby team.
                                                                                                Well done, gentlemen!
3rds vs Pinetown 1sts ................................... Won 9-0



   Clifton Congratulates …
                                                                                                    DID YOU KNOW ...
... Alastair Dey-van Heerden, who was awarded                                          … that Paulo Maldini from Italy holds the
                                                                                       record for playing the most matches in
    Best Speaker in the Senior Division of the Durban
                                                                                       the FIFA World Cup. He has played in
    Coastal Debating League for 2010.                                                  23 matches!
... Our two top winning teams in the Inter-Schools’                                    Our very own Football Fanatic, Reece
    Quiz:      Nicholas Bloom, Mitch Prinsloo,                                         Hamilton correctly answered last week’s
    Matthew Read and Matthew Thorrington-Smith                                         question: Alf Ramsey was the England
    in one team and the other team comprising Chris                                    manager in the 1966 World Cup.
    Anderson, Murray Dunn, Nigel Hills and                                             Question: Which two players received
    Richard Thatcher all go through to the finals in                                   the FIFA Player of the Century award
    May.                                                                               in 2000?
... Brett Gale, who has been selected to the KZN                                            Answers, as usual, to Mrs Scott.
    U16 hockey team.
... Yoshlan Moodley, who achived an 87%
    distinction in his Grade 4 Royal Schools’ of


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