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Co-Captains of the College
Charles Headlam Sophie Jones
Co-Deputy Captains of the College
Meredith Hodson Fergus Poynter
Meghan de Boer Joseph Dowsett
Other Captains and Co-Captains
Boarding House Captain Felicity Jones
Chair of Round Square
Joel Harwood Sophie Lee
Meredith Hodson Chester James-Smith
Louise Barnett Sophie Jones
Fergus Poynter Angus Woodward
Joseph Denney Tarnith Kelly
Georgina Briggs Ashley Daly
Meghan de Boer
James de Boer
Meghan de Boer
2014 Academic Colours
CAPTAINS & COLOURS
Back row: Imogen Johnston, Mr. David Hughes, Tahlia McKinlay, Madelaine McGill, Claire McClenaghan, Felicity Jones. Front row: Merryn Allen, Katie McBain, Alice Gilmour,
Madeline Harte, Charlotte Scott.
James de Boer
Meghan de Boer
ROUND SQUARE SOUTH AFRICA
South African IDEALS Service
When two young men come to you at the start of Year Nine
and inspire you to work with them to create the ultimate school
trip to Africa, it is very difficult not to become completely
committed to the idea. Oskar Bucirde and Elliot Brown
imagined a Round Square African experience that was not an
exchange or a conference but something that we could design
together, something that addressed all six Round Square
IDEALS and exposed the travelling group to all the positives
and negatives of a continent that has had so many problems
but at the same time inspires so many. The words of the
students provide the rest of the story:
Lachie Edmunds: My experiences were somewhat out of this
world. This beautiful and diverse country is home to so many
happy people. I heard this quote: “service is not a chore; it is a
way of life that continues forever.” This will stick with me for a
very long time and will guide me along into the future.
Braydon Rainbow: This has been an incredible experience, I
learnt so much about the history of the country and its people.
I have never felt more welcomed in my life, people who have
very little seem so happy. If I could just take back some of the
happy-go-lucky attitude that these people possess, my life will
be so much richer.
Caitlin Brown: Being able to see the country in the way we
did exposed us to so much more than a holiday visit would and
for that I’m very grateful for the privilege to experience it.
Shannon de Sousa: After this experience I hope to live my
life with the valuable lesson that, “the less you have, the more
Jack Spires: To witness magnificent creatures that until
recently had only been viewed on a TV screen and to watch
them with your own eyes is indescribable.
Claire Males: Mr Walls turned the car around to try and get
a better view of the cheetah, and just as he did the ostrich
started to run and one cheetah became three. We were all in
shock but incredibly excited. After a few minutes of an intense
chase the ostrich was taken down by the three cheetahs.
Imogen Rand: The Tiger Kloof students had so much energy
and were so proud of their culture, with everyone wanting
to participate. This is totally different to our school; we are
presented with so many incredible opportunities. Instead of
relishing in them like the Tigers would, here it is seen as uncool
Jessie Thomson: Serving food in the soup kitchen gave me
a new perspective on life. The opportunity to work in these
kitchens, giving meals to children who might not even have
shoes and seeing their beaming expressions, made my heart
leap for joy.
Georgia Harte: The experience allowed me to be a sponge to
the beautiful and diverse county that was South Africa. To soak
up the knowledge and kindness of the people, the beauty of
the land and animals and the major cultural difference between
our home and theirs.
Elliot Brown: I believe that I had an impact on people that I
met. My impact may have been small, it may have made a child
smile only for a few minutes, but that small impact of happiness
brought hope to a frayed soul. And it cost me nothing.
Oskar Bucirde: It is difficult to put into words what this trip
meant to me. These three weeks have opened my eyes to the
world and I have learnt things about the world, others and
myself that I could never learn at home.
For me it was a privilege to share everything South Africa
has to offer with these young people, I never once viewed
this experience as part of my job. My pleasures were seeing
everything through their wide eyes, seeing their awe, horror,
delight and shock.
Round Square Representative
Service to Sport
Tournament of Minds
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