HEADMASTER’S DESK

Congratulations

Congratulations

Dear ParentsOur hearty and sincere congratulations is extended to the following boys who will be representing KZN in their fields of discipline... We are very proud of our boys and wish them well as they represent their province at the various upcoming tournaments.I...

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Boys and Studying: 2019

Boys and Studying: 2019

Closely connected to different types of intelligence (termed "multiple intelligences"), are learning styles. Children learn in different ways and how they learn gives a strong indication of where their level of intelligence is high (and vice versa). Also,...

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Bedtime Reading

Bedtime Reading

Dear ParentsBEDTIME READINGIn one’s life, there is a date of beginning and a date of closure. Between - is a dash! This dash is our life and all that we accomplish. In a child’s life the dash falls directly between the innocence of childhood and the...

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Boarder Parents Letter

Boarder Parents Letter

Dear New Boarder Parents I am very grateful that you attended the boarder AGM last Sunday. It was wonderful to see the excitement and anticipation amongst all present. I have had the opportunity of talking to some of your sons and I hope to

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Term 1 Headmasters Letter 2019

Term 1 Headmasters Letter 2019

Dear Parents, A very special and warm welcome to all members of our Merchiston Family. I have attached important information below for your attention... Merchiston is a busy, energetic and vibrant school and 2019 is going to be a good year.

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Moms and their Sons

Moms and their Sons

I often read books relating to the raising of boys and it is fascinating to read the many varied and detailed opinions on how this should be done. In a book I read, I came across quite a few good ideas and thoughts and take the liberty of sharing these...

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Dads and their Sons

Dads and their Sons

This short overview pertains to dads, their sons and their life together. [For a more in depth read and further details, read Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph]. For most boys, sport is a huge part of life. It provides a sense of belonging, develops character...

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Dear Merchiston Family and Friends

Dear Merchiston Family and Friends

Verse 1 of the School Song reads: “Our fathers strove before us to make our school’s good name ...”. At Merchiston, we are committed to upholding the values of our school – the values which have been entrenched over its 125 years of excellence. The school has a...

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