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The 22nd Witness Hilton Arts Festival kicked off on Thursday with Jongosi for the primary schools.  On Friday we had alll the high schools visiting our beautiful campus. The days are structured to ensure that pupils attend a variety of age appropriate theatre.  The weekend is always a highlight on our calendar and it is wonderful to see everyone strolling amongst the stalls and enjoying the festival.





The Hilton family gathered at the opening of the new Chris Loxton Memorial Fountain on Thursday 18 September 2014. This was a special time for Chris’s family and friends, Hilton boys, and staff to celebrate Chris’s life, and what he meant to all of us.

The Chris Loxton Memorial Fountain was designed by Owen Davies and is situated between the Crookes Block and the Chapel.  This memorial fountain adds significantly to the beauty and richness of the campus, and we pray that it will be a place where Hilton boys, both present and future, will be able to sit quietly and reflect.



In an exciting and ground-breaking project, Hilton College Art students are using their talents to raise finances in support of The Lunchbox Fund. The brain-child of model Topaz Page-Green, The Lunch Box fund is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing a daily meal for orphaned and vulnerable school children in townships and rural areas of South Africa, since 2005. 

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Dear Parents, Old Boys and Friends of Hilton

Pete is away at the ISASA Heads' Conference down in Port Elizabeth at present so he has asked me to write the e-news in his absence. 

We had a successful weekend of sports fixtures, with the highlight being our first team Soccer win against Maritzburg College.  This brings down the curtain on the Soccer, 7's Rugby and Athletics seasons. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the coaches for their contributions to the boys' development and enjoyment of Soccer, 7's Rugby and Athletics.  This week we play Inter-house Soccer before getting our summer sports programme fully underway on Wednesday.  The Inter-house Athletics will take place next Monday afternoon and parents are most welcome to attend this.

A number of Olympiads (Science, Life Science, Afrikaans, Maths Third Round and isiZulu) have been written in the past couple of weeks and we look forward to the results of these. 

On Saturday morning we hosted the Inter-Provincial Maths Olympiad with two of our staff taking responsibility for training the Midlands teams.

We also held a  Water Polo Training Camp with the National Coach in attendance.  This was also attended by the Clifton College team.  On Sunday we hosted a Winter Cricket Camp which forms part of the Inland Trials for U15, U17 and U19 and we also hosted a Basketball Coaches' Conference attended by around 70 people.  It is fantastic that we are able to make such a broad and significant contribution to the greater community, sharing our wonderful resources and expertise.  I am very grateful to our staff for facilitating these opportunities.

On Thursday evening at 17:00 we will be opening the Chris Loxton Memorial Fountain.  This brief ceremony will be attended by all of our boys.  Parents who would like to attend are most welcome to do so.

Preparation is well under way for the Drama Festival which starts on Thursday with a day for Prep Schools followed by Jongozi Day for High Schools on Friday.  All of our boys will attend productions on Friday as an important part of their greater education.  The weekend is always a highlight on our calendar and we look forward to seeing you here enjoying it with us.

Best wishes.

Paul de Wet

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