The Headmaster’s Newsletter – 14th March 2014

Dear Parents,

It was a great shame that we had to postpone the Inter-House Relays athletics last Saturday. We did a couple of other things on Saturday, the first being that we took an aerial 60th photo of all the boys on the field in the shape of a 6 and a 0! We will include a picture in this week’s newsletter. We also had a “round the block” relay with almost every boy in every house running. This created a lot of interest and much fun was had by all.

The Inter-House relays took place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. The weather was kind to us and we got though all the events, with Hervey emerging the winners.

This coming week l will be traveling to Botswana on a marketing trip. I will be in Gaberone on Wednesday  19th and Francistown on Thursday 20th March...

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The Headmaster’s Newsletter – 7th March 2014

Dear Parents,

 Week 8 has brought a return to ‘normality’ for the College after the previous tragic week.

 The weather continues to be amazing with rain showers almost daily. Our Athletics programme is now in full swing. Sadly we have had to postpone the Inter-House Relays on Saturday until Monday and Tuesday afternoons – rain willing! This is always a fun event with lots of boys involved and we hope you are able to come and watch.

 Mr Wayne Black has been back at the College and I thought l would mention his credentials this week. He was an “All American” champion in singles and doubles tennis from 1993 – 1994...

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The Headmaster’s Newsletter – 28th February 2014

Dear Parents,

 It goes without saying that this has been a very difficult week at the College with the passing of Branden Watson, Head of Hervey House, in a terrible accident last weekend.

Branden’s memorial service will be at Falcon today at 2.30 pm on the 1st XI Cricket field.

 Many young people have been affected by this tragic event and the solidarity shown has been amazing. We as a College and the young men, need to go forward and become stronger in the wake of what has transpired. Our thanks go to all the parents and friends who have rallied round, to help in so many ways, this past week.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Watson family as they deal with this tragic loss.

 Sport this weekend is disrupted by the memorial service and our athletes and chess players will not be go...

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HEADMASTER’S ACCOLADES AND COMMENDATIONS – 1st Term 2014

COMMENDATIONS
Form 1 Form 2 Form 3 Form 4 U6
Mbizvo T Nxumalo S Noach M Meredith BD Bhasera C
Hinmers SP Eksteen CJ Freeth JT Randell HA Chiofa N
Makurumidze M Connolly J Choruma T Oatley RJ Dlodlo WT
Mpande B Landrey MR Lardner-Burke R Hove S  
Foot HJ Mmakola TN Madhombiro M Ndlovu MT  
Nnam C Masuku T Hickney A Michelson B  
Machine S   Learmonth M Tabvuma K  
Mukanya T     Phiri S  
Skinner TT        
Campbell-Sparrow        
Price CB        
         
HEADMASTER’S ACCOLADES
    Mabhudhu T Kersten JR Katsokore T 
    Smit JB   Nare R
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Headmaster’s Newsletter – 23rd January 2014

Dear Parents,

 We have now completed our first full week of the school year. The new boys are making progress although some are still battling a little with homesickness.

 We had a new Form Two boy run away this week. He pretended to be going for a run with a group of boys and turned left out of the gate. He was recovered by his Housemaster in Bulawayo and brought back to the College. He was unhappy about being away from home and felt that some senior boys had been unpleasant to him. I have dealt with the situation and the boy assures us that all is now well.

 I want to address the issue of bullying. This is often confused with “having to do things”, which a boy does not want to do; and then being compelled to do them...

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Headmaster’s Newsletter – 5th December 2013

This is the final newsletter of 2013. It has been a good year in so many ways.

 A lot has happened in the last few weeks. I travelled to Harare on Friday and attended the Leavers’ function at Willowmead. It was a lovely evening and l was incredibly proud to have been associated with such a positive group of young men.

 The Christmas Carols service was another memorable occasion. The Form One and Two choirs sang – the Form Two choir is really developing into a formidable group. The Dinner was excellent with the hall beautifully decorated by Mrs. Phyllis Watson and Mrs. Norma Heymans. The new prefects spoke well in the opening and closing prayers as well as in their vote of thanks.

The Parents’ Christmas Social and 100 Club draw was held at ‚Bean There Café‛ at Hillside Dams and was a...

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Headmaster’s Newsletter – 22 November 2013

Thank you for your attendance at the gala which turned out to be a closely contested event. Congratulations to George Grey on their victory. Eight records were broken at the gala, four of them by Luke Van Breda! It went off very well in what is a lovely facility.

 The Leavers’ Dinner went off extremely well. Mr Clive Midlane delivered the address which was humorous and very relevant. The evening was as always, a very emotional affair and this year especially so, as the boys leaving paid tribute to Mr Fleming and included him in their final war cry as he is also a leaver.

 The House Prefects were announced at House Suppers last Friday evening and I announced the College Prefects at assembly this morning. The list of names of the 2014 Prefects is in this newsletter.

A prefect’s job at th...

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Headmaster’s Newsletter – 15 November 2013

The good news we have for everyone is that the Whites Run road has been graded. I hope that this will assist people in getting to and from the College.

 A group of Headmasters from the Manicaland Church Schools visited the College this week to see how Falcon operates. It was a very humbling experience as they face many of the same challenges with nothing like the infrastructure and fee structure that we have. They all enjoyed their visit and were really pleased to have had the opportunity to ‘experience’ Falcon.

The Interhouse Gala takes place tomorrow – Saturday 16th November – starting at 8am. The weather has been incredibly hot so those planning to come for the swimming gala, please be aware of this. It would be wonderful to see you at this final Interhouse event of 2013...

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Headmaster’s Newsletter – Friday 1st November 2013

Falcon College Esigodini Cricket

We have now had some rain which has really changed the landscape considerably over the last few days. Everything has a green tinge and the fields are now lush and emerald green.

 Last weekend we had Junior Cricket A teams compete in the St. Johns 20/20 Cricket competition. The U16 team lost narrowly in the final, the U15 side did poorly and the U14 side was unlucky. The U16B side played at CBC where rain was the overall winner!

 The U16 Basketball side came 3rd out of 13 participating teams;  losing to St. Johns (the eventual winners) in the semi-finals played in the Prince Edward tournament.

Three boys were awarded certificates of merit in the 26th annual Lions Club International Peace Poster contest. They are  Connor Eksteen, Joshua Allardice and Jonathan Connolly...

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Headmaster’s newsletter – 11 October 2013

Falcon College swimming competitions

We have had another full week and external exams have now begun and are in full swing.

This is such a tense and important time for exam candidates and those around them. The weather has been relatively kind and we still have cooler evenings and mornings, making it easier for the boys to study.

The weekends sport went well against Peterhouse. The games were all competitive except for our U14B team who faced an outstanding team. The Waterpolo tournament was very well contested and our two drawn games left us fourth overall in the tournament; even though we drew with the eventual winners, Hellenic.

The withdrawal this weekend of our swimming team is unfortunate but we really have to take a stand and encourage the two associations to do something about eliminating the clash between Waterpolo a...

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