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A letter from the Head

A letter from The Head – No. 21-02

No.21-02 / 26 March 2021 Dear Parents, When the world as we know it seems to be up-ended, it is necessary to reflect on that which we can yet be grateful for. At Hilton College I am grateful for the significant support we enjoy from you, our parents. The frustration of not being able to [...]

A letter from The Head – No. 21-01

No.20- 15 / 10 November 2020 Dear Parents, If you seek, you will find… These times are unsettling. What we know and have become accustomed to has all but evaporated and our way of being has been altered significantly. Some have been using analogies that draw on wartime experience, others invoke visions of the apocalypse, [...]

A letter from The Head – 26 Jan 2021

26 January 2021 Dear Parents, It feels a touch surreal that our campus will at last be officially open this weekend after the false starts. It goes without saying that the staff and I are delighted that the boys will be back soon! While we are determined to ensure that boys make the most of [...]

A letter from The Head – 15 Jan 2021

15 January 2021 Dear Parents, We have been discussing the implications of this morning’s ministerial briefing with ISASA and our various Hilton staff and management teams. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. With regret, it has become clear that we will be UNABLE to open our campus this weekend as we [...]

A letter from The Head – 14 Jan 2021

14 January 2021 Dear Parents, May I begin with an unreserved apology for the amount of change we are needing to deal with at the beginning of this year. Moreover, our communication from time to time is always aimed at our trying to keep you, our parents, in the know as we navigate these extraordinary [...]

A letter from The Head – 7 Jan 2021

7 January 2021 Dear Parents, 2021 has begun and with it some of our fears about this pandemic are being realised. Regrettably our ability to be certain about our opening for the academic year is in the balance given the restrictions which govern us under Level 3 regulations. We wait patiently for the next address [...]

A letter from The Head – 6 Feb 2021

6 February 2021 Dear Hilton Community, It is with much heaviness of heart that I write to inform you of the passing of Mr Tony Richter, in a vehicle accident on Friday night. The entire Hilton Community mourns this tragic loss. Sadly, Alice, his daughter remains in a critical condition. Our prayers are with Caro, [...]

A letter from The Head – No. 20-16

No.20-16 / 26 November 2020 Dear Class of 2020, This is it: school is done. When most of you were born, in 2002, a few things happened: Mark Shuttleworth became the first African, and the second tourist, in space; Hansie Cronje died in a plane crash in 2002; Zachie Achmat embarked on a protest not [...]