Neil Malherbe wins Sanlam Prize
Old Boy Neil Malherbe, Class of 1981, has won the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature 2011 - Silver Award.
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Murray Coetzee shines at U19 World Cup
batsman Murray Coetzee averaged 41.50 after 5 innings at this years U19
World Cup in Austrailia. The Pretoria Boys' High School product came in
at No. 5 during the tournament and provided a couple of handy
half-centuries for South Africa during the play-offs, while guiding them
home in their Final Group D fixture against Sri Lanka."
PBHSOB Premier A, perform well at Old Eds
Premier Mens Pretoria Old Boys team did our Club proud this past
weekend at the annual Old Eds tournament. The guys played exceptional
waterpolo and really showed the country that Pretoria has still got one
of the best and toughest teams to contend with.
Pool Game Results:
Beat St Johns college 15-4
Beat Clifton Old Boys 6-4
Beat Sacs Old Boys 4-0
were top of our pool and proceeded to quarter finals against UCT which
was an exciting game that really came down to the wire. The team did
their best but lost 6-5,
Our Final result was 6th place overall, out of 16 top Mens waterpolo Clubs in the country.
am personally very proud of the guys. PHSOB Premier men made a name for
themselves this past weekend and have started a reputation that we hope
will continue to grow stronger and stronger!
Thanks for all the support!
Aeronutical Society 20th Anniversary Dinner
The Aeronautical Society of PBHS will be celebrating its 20th
anniversary this year with a celebratory dinner for past members. Over
the two decades of its existence the Society has had hundreds of pupils
pass through, a significant number going on to make a career in
aviation. Others obtained private pilot's licenses or simply maintained a
lifelong interest in flying.
category you fall into, if you were a member of the Society while at
Boys High, it would be great to see you at the anniversary dinner on
Saturday 10th November 2012 at 6-30pm for 7pm. The dinner
will be held in the Sommerville Cricket Pavilion (adjacent to Hofmeyr
Oval) and will cost R100 per head. Wives and partners are very welcome.
In addition to wine on the tables a cash bar will be available. Dress is
jacket and tie.
Seats will be confirmed by payment to the following account:
Branch code 160245
Acc# 160 218 6936
Reference: AE SOC DINNER
Any enquiries can be directed to Mr Illsley on 012 460 2246 or e-mail email@example.com
Oscar off to London
is with great pride and excitement that we announce that Oscar
Pristorius has been selected to represent South Africa in the 4x400m
relay at London Olympics.
He becomes the 1st amputee in history to represent his country in the Olympic Games.
much controversy surrounding whether or not his prosthetics give him an
added advantage, he has finally gotten the nod to silence all of his
recognise the effort and hard work that you have put in to get where
you are and it is now time for you to reap the rewards. Best of luck in
London, we will all be cheering you on from here in SA.
Elon Musk, revolutionises commercial spaceflight
of our very own, Elon Musk, who matriculated at Boys High in 1988; has
recently broken new ground in commercial Spacefilght industry.
Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the company of which Musk is the
Co-founder and current CEO recently launched its "Dragon" spacecraft.
The launch was a resounding success and delivered cargo to the
International Space Station. This is the 1st time in history that a
privately owned space craft has successfully docked the International
successful mission gave rise to a $1.6bn contract between SpaceX and
NASA, to supply the International Space Station in the coming years.
Elon, the Association solutes your remarkable achievements and wish you many more successful missions in the future!
Chris Morris gets SA T20 call-up
Chris Morris, PBHS Old Boy (2006), receive some very special news recently.
Highveld Lions all-rounder was named in the 15-man squad for the
unofficial Twenty20 tri-series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in June.
The Boys High community is proud of you and wish you the best of luck on your debut.
Did you represent your province or country in sport?
school is trying to correct and upgrade its honours boards and records.
If you were selected for a National Team, a South African team or SA
Schools (U18/19) please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
and let us have details of your name, the sports and teams concerned
and the relevant years. Your assistance in this project would be much
Old Boys in New York
have an Old Boy living in New York called Julius Rice. He was in Rissik
House from 1937 to 1941. Any old boys in New York or visiting would be
most welcome to visit him.
Telephone numbers: 516 4669265 or 516 4824650.
Information given by Basil Kletz ( email@example.com )
Affies defeat not as bad as it seems
White said it best following the Battle of Brisbane in which the
Springboks were given a 49-0 thrashing by Australia in 2006. "It happens
when you play top teams. If they get it right and you're not on top of
your game, it can get ugly quickly". There is no doubt it got ugly
enough to deserve an age-restriction in Affies' recent 44-0 victory over
the PBHS 1st XV. But the reality is that result does stand out as one
of the few exceptions in the school's rugby history. Since 1970, there
have been only 19 matches when the PBHS 1st XV has failed to put points
on the board against opposition teams. That's 19 in 766 matches. Feeling
better yet? And the 1st XV have proved quite adept at dishing out a bit
of punishment themselves over the years, scoring a whitewash over the
opposition on 45 occasions.
there was that 61-0 defeat at the hands of Monument in 1998. And let's
not forget the 49-0 hiding at the hands of Affies that same year, or the
59-0 beating by Grey College in 2000 as well as the 41-0 thumping by
them in 2003. But overall, the PBHS 1st XV can look back on some
terrific thrashings they have dished out themselves over the years.
There was that 68-0 victory over Jeppe in 1972, the 67-0 win over Saints
in 1986, the 68-0 triumph over HTS Klerksdorp in 1996, the 64-0 defeat
of Potchefstroom Boys High in 1997, and a 60-0 drubbing of Jeppe in 2006
Michael Vlismas (Sunnyside 1992) & Stats supplied by Bobby Truscott (1975)