The Dunstonian Chronicle

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ST DUNSTAN'S COLLEGE

Dunstonian Chronicle: Issue 08

November 2021 / Editorial - #Covidedition5

Message From The Chair of Council

Dear Dunstonians,

As we head to the end of 2021, you may be wondering how we got here so quickly, yet at the same time it felt like forever. We have dealt with much, and been reminded daily that nothing is certain and we have learnt to expect the unexpected. We have all learnt to reinvest in ourselves, our family and relationships.

Through this time, determined effort has been made to continue to strive to deliver excellence and we have been re-awarded both ‘The Best Private High School in Ekurhuleni’ and the ‘PMR Africa Business Excellence Diamond Award’. This is the result of continuous striving in academics through combined online/face-to-face learning depending on the COVID restrictions. Our cultural department is able to host exceptional events again in our E John Butler world-class facility. When I attend these events, I am amazed at the depth of pupil and staff talent we have within the cultural department. Our sport is slowly able to re-open and our pupils are able to take part in various events they have missed out on for too long, and we have a number of students who have excelled in their respective sports both nationally and internationally.

  • If you look at our school campus, you can see that this has been a year of great growth. A concerted and purposeful strategy of Council has been to reinvest in our property and the campus facilities have been improved and upgraded this year.
  • The Pre-School has become a complete unit with the addition of classrooms, the introduction of a Grade 0000 class (The Quad Squad) for 2022, a revamped bicycle track and mud kitchen and a fun ‘hobbit’ playground.
  • Our Preparatory School has a new artificial mini-turf, completely revamped cricket nets, new netball and tennis courts, a 25m swimming pool (with 11 lanes) and an outstanding pavilion that will service these facilities.
  • The College is improving the netball, basketball and tennis courts and building a privacy wall with new palisade at the main hockey Astro.

Along the lines of reinvesting, we are thrilled to welcome Kabelo (KB) Mashigo – 2008 College Head Boy – to our St Dunstan’s College Council. KB is passionate about our St Dunstan’s Community and how we can grow the school. He has tremendous wisdom and insight that is central to our discussions, and we look forward to a long journey ahead together.

Thank you for your continued support of St Dunstan’s College. Congratulations on your achievements, your weddings and engagements and the birth of your little ones. Keep sharing your stories – it truly builds our community.

I wish you and your families a restful and blessed festive season.

Your sincerely
LORRAINE BARRY