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Alan Thompson takes the reins at St Andrews College, and Prep throws an important birthday party!

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A piper, a chorus of voices, the sound of the trumpet and the crescendo of the drum. These dramatic elements brought the St Andrew’s College Chapel to life at the start of the first 2014 term at the induction of the new headmaster, Alan Thompson, at St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.

The Right Reverend Ebenezer Ntlali gave an inspiring sermon to welcome Thompson to his role. The service was a celebration of fresh beginnings at St Andrew’s College, as a new chapter in the school’s history commences. Thompson is the 19th principal of the college. Just down the road, St Andrew’s Preparatory School celebrated 130 years of education excellence on 30 January 2015.

The school opened in January 1885, and thousands of pupils from across the globe have passed through its doors since. Dressed in the colours of the school flag and sporting paper crowns and painted faces, the 270-strong pupil body sang the school song with gusto after the Grade 1 class placed laminated handprints in the new Founders’ Day vault.

A massive cake celebrating the event was later donated to the Eluxolweni Children’s Shelter for the boys and staff to share.

As a combined school model, St Andrew’s Preparatory School, St Andrew’s College and Diocesan School for Girls (DSG) this year celebrate 430 years of time-proven excellence in education.

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