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A letter to Old Hiltonians – Q2 / 9 July 2021

A Culture of Giving - Quarter 2 - 2021 Dear Hiltonians, When Hilton’s ninth headmaster, Raymond Slater, formalised the school prayer in 1967, he infused the last paragraph with the words “Preserve in it an unblemished name, enlarge it with a wider usefulness”. The Vula Programme at Hilton College was started in 2001 as the [...]

A letter to Old Hiltonians – Q1 / 9 April 2021

A Culture of Giving - Quarter 1 - 2021 Dear Hiltonians, On 9 January 1961, a few weeks before his inauguration as the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy famously exhorted, “for of those to whom much is given, much is required.” Kennedy’s oratory reminded America that great societies are built, in [...]

Matric Results 2020

A total of 40 of the 106 Hilton College matric candidates achieved four distinctions or more Statement by George Harris, Headmaster of Hilton College The culmination of one’s schooling is the final exam our boys write as Matrics.  The Class of 2020 did Hilton College especially proud in realising an outstanding set of results, despite [...]

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, [...]

Grey Matter Chatter

Grey Matter Chatter Opinion piece on the importance of good research - 22 November 2019 RESEARCH THROUGH LEARNING Research and innovation lie at the heart of any good socio-economic strategy and make a pivotal contribution to the development of a society. They are the foundation of new career paths, economic and intellectual growth and underpin [...]

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, [...]

Letter from the Chairman – 4 Dec 2020

4 December 2020 Dear Parents, Fee Increase: 2021 The Board of Governors of the Hiltonian Society held its final meeting of the year last Friday. In keeping with all the other extraordinary circumstances of 2020 this was our first meeting this year actually held at Hilton rather than virtually. We were acutely aware of what [...]

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 [...]

A letter from The Head – No. 20-15

No.20- 15 / 10 November 2020 Dear Parents, Surprised In a world that feeds off bad news and sensational negativity, positive moments are like a balm to our souls. If we are honest, we need to find and celebrate the positive more. Beautiful things are always there, perhaps they don’t announce themselves as loudly, nor [...]

View from Falconia No 4 2020

View from Falconia No 4 - 2020 Dear Parents, Guardians and Significant Others,   “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. “ ~ Matthew 23:12 I love reading, watching or listening to the stories of great leaders throughout history, be they leaders in their community, or leaders on [...]