History

history - page St Dunstans CollegeSt Dunstan’s College moved into the new Rynfield campus in April 2003.  The overall impression is one of space and quality.  The spaciousness has resulted in a calm, relaxed atmosphere in the school, immediately tangible as one enters.

As one walks around the school a variety of different types of classrooms are seen.  Some are lecture-type classrooms, others conventional.  A new computer facility, brand new science labs, media centre, staff room and tuck shop are arranged in an easy to find, “can’t get lost” arrangement.  The College chapel dominates the school, and is used both as a place of formal worship and for the worship of our daily lives.

The College stands proud as an academic institution.  Pupils write the IEB Senior Certificate and a 100% pass rate is recorded from the inception of the College.

All subjects required by the GET curriculum are offered in Grade 8 and 9, with additional enrichment from Information Technology and Religious Instruction.

Subjects offered in the new FET curriculum are:

English, Afrikaans, Life Orientation (these are compulsory), Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, Life Sciences, Physical Science, History, Geography, Accounting, Business Studies, Consumer Studies, Music and Visual Arts.  Selected mathematicians can opt for Additional Mathematics programme from Grade 10.

All pupils have weekly Information Technology classes for external examination and attend chaplain’s classes.

A wide range of sporting codes are available.  The College enjoys a national reputation in both boys’ and girls’ water polo and regularly challenges for top spots in the Inter-High Swimming gala.  Cricket, rugby, basketball, hockey, netball, tennis, squash, athletics and cross country are also offered.  A rowing club for a limited number of pupils also operates.

The College enjoys a formidable reputation in public speaking.  Pupils can also get involved in choir, drama, marimba, orchestra and chess.

The Head of College and the Council perceive that the challenge is to teach self-belief and to give our pupils the confidence that they can achieve anything to which they put their hearts and minds.  Within a disciplined environment, we aim to produce young people who are creative, spirited and enthusiastic.