Mar­itzburg Col­lege is not Just a School, it’s a Way of Life.

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO EDUCATION -

From its be­gin­nings in 1863, Col­lege has strived to pro­duce men who can stand in the front rank of so­ci­ety. Amongst its past pupils, are the coun­try’s pre­em­i­nent English au­thor, Spring­bok cap­tain, 22 Rhodes Schol­ars, a Grammy-win­ning pho­tog­ra­pher, an Olympic gold medal­list, as well as more than 260 Old Boys who have played in­ter­na­tional sport (in­clud­ing 33 cap­tains) - more than any school in SA.

A mod­ern school in ev­ery sense, Mar­itzburg Col­lege re­tains a strong sense of its his­tory and her­itage. Our boys leave the school as young men im­bued with a strong sense of in­de­pen­dence and in­di­vid­u­al­ism – but also of team­spirit and be­long­ing. The school unashamedly em­braces its core val­ues of Com­mit­ment, Courage, Hon­esty, Re­spect, In­tegrity and Self-dis­ci­pline, which all our boys are ex­pected to live out each day. Col­lege has evolved con­sid­er­ably over the last few decades, and to­day of­fers a mul­ti­tude of op­por­tu­ni­ties for all boys to find a niche and be happy. Hav­ing the boys ful­fil their aca­demic po­ten­tial re­mains the school’s pri­or­ity, and at the end of 2017 Col­lege was able to boast the best re­sults in KZN. All our Grade 12 pupils passed, with 97% achiev­ing a bach­e­lor’s pass, two in the top five in the dis­trict and one pupil plac­ing 2nd in KZN.

Col­lege’s sports fa­cil­i­ties are world class, cater­ing for all the ma­jor sports – and a num­ber of lesser ones too. Al­though a tra­di­tional rugby pow­er­house, the school also dom­i­nates in sports such as hockey, ca­noe­ing, bas­ket­ball and wa­ter polo.

The school has ad­justed well to the de­mands of a mod­ern so­ci­ety, while re­tain­ing its unique char­ac­ter and this is es­pe­cially ap­par­ent in our board­ing es­tab­lish­ment, which boasts a com­ple­ment of 480 boys and 40 live-in staff. This will grow to 500 boys once the newly built Shep­stone House is com­pleted later in 2018.

Mar­itzburg Col­lege is a mod­ern, rel­e­vant, multi-racial school that em­braces all that is best in South Africa’s ever-chang­ing en­vi­ron­ment, and has a cru­cial role to play in na­tion build­ing. Our So­cial Aware­ness Pro­gramme, with pupil, staff and par­ents is ac­tively seek­ing ways to em­brace and man­age di­ver­sity in the school, and en­sur­ing it is em­bed­ded in the qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion we of­fer. At Mar­itzburg Col­lege, we are im­mensely proud of our shared iden­tity that binds the present to the past be­neath a vivid tapestry quilted in Red, Black and White.

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