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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 [...]

View from the Dugout

View from the Dugout #59

8 February 2019 As mentioned, last week I introduced the notion that leadership is integral to the success of any team. In my editorial, I highlighted a book written by Sam Walker called "The Captain Class", a work that highlights the importance of captains and in particular the specific character traits that make them successful [...]

View from the Dugout #56

17 January 2019 On behalf of Hilton College Sport we wish all our families and friends our very best wishes for 2019! We hope that this year is filled with happy sporting memories and, come the end of the year, we will be able to look back on our achievements with pride. The common aphorism, [...]

View from the Dugout #67

6 June 2019 Your perspective, the way you see things, will very often determine your success. Perspective after all determines your attitude and your attitude your motivation to achieve. In sport (and life) this can be directly applied to the competition arena when facing a bigger, stronger opponent. This scenario can be viewed from two [...]

View from the Dugout #66

22 May 2019 Recently, I have been encouraged to read some excellent articles published by schools and various other commentators defending the cause of school boy sport. Not least of these was the article published by our own headmaster, Mr George Harris, about winning. His article has been shared far and wide and has sparked [...]

Letters 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 [...]

Academic

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 [...]

Matric Results 2019

Congratulations to our Class of 2019 Hilton College would like to congratulate all our 2019 matriculants on their outstanding results. Academic learning continues to be Hilton’s top priority and we are delighted that we are achieving consistently strong matric results. For the second year running, we have achieved an average of more than two distinctions [...]

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 [...]

2018 English Creative writing

Pinnacles An anthology of English creative writing by Hilton College boys over the past year I am pleased to be able to present the 2018 edition of Pinnacles, an annual compilation of writing from our boys. Although much of the work has been done in class time, on the creative writing excursion or with the [...]

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture Newsletter – 11 February 2019

This promises to be a culturally rich term with the boys involved in a wide variety of activities. The Debating Society has already participated in two league fixtures. I am delighted with the number of Grade 8 boys who have signed up for debating. The various skills they learn will stand them in good stead [...]