The Grade 8s were inducted in the Andrean Resource Centre as Andreans on Monday and Tuesday evening.
The Student Affairs Portfolio Prefects addressed them on four Andrean Characteristics and used stories of people to bring those characteristics to life. The characteristics were:
SERVICE: Mr Jacko Maree was used to personify service to school and country.
HUMILITY: Mr Bevil Rudd, College’s greatest sportsman, Rhodes Scholar, poet, and soldier was held up as the ultimate Andrean by the humility and modesty with which he achieved such success.
OVERCOMING CHALLENGES: Mr James Thompson, South Africa’s most decorated rower was celebrated as an Andrean who achieved all his rowing goals over 16 years. GRIT: The boys were told about the, now legendary, 2019 2nd XV comeback against Marlow and the grit and determination of the team, as well as the inspirational leadership of their Captain, Ignus Potgieter.
The boys also watched a clip of a video of Marguerite Poland telling the story of Flossie, Bobby Graham’s dog and the story of Second Master TC Cornish and Tim Clapham, the boy in short pants.
John Marshall then sang the moving song, “Fill the World with Love”, accompanied by Stuart Christie and Matthew Thompson to end the presentation.
All the Grade 8s then signed their names into the College register. It will be the same register in which they sign their names on becoming Old Andreans in five years time.