Mr Simon Holderness - Housemaster - St Andrew's College

Mr Simon Holderness – Housemaster

M y wife Jane and I have three daughters named Abigail, Lucy and Rosalie plus the 78 adopted sons that create the heartbeat of Mullins. I spent my student days studying to move into the corporate world but after attending Rhodes, travelling around Europe in a tent and doing a PDM at the Wits business school where I realised that teaching was where I belonged.

I was schooled at St Stithian’s College and taught for seven years at St David’s Marist Inanda before moving down to Grahamstown to take up a post at St Andrew’s College in the Mathematics department. Outside of the classroom I coach Cricket and Rugby; two of the many sports I love to play. My other interests are fly-fishing, golf, water skiing, chess and camping; something we as a family love to do together. Shingwedzi in the Kruger, Addo and Dullstroom would be some of our favourite camping destinations while Kenton remains our beach destination of choice.

Mullins strives to be the house of gentlemen and is a place where I want to encourage innovative thinking while maintaining good old fashioned values. Mullins has a unique character and is a place where uniqueness is celebrated.