Northwood Heads of Subjects Embark on Exciting Afritwin International Programme

The Afritwin programme involves a three way link between the schools of the global north with two schools of the south, Northwood and a historically disadvantaged school in Kwa Mashu. From the inception of the programme in 2006, our bond with our UK school, Bournside in Cheltenham has strengthened culminating in three reciprocal learner exchange tours, which were both culturally and academically enlightening to all parties. Over the years the schools have engaged in exciting curricular projects in Life Sciences, English, Maths and Afrikaans which broadened the horizons of learners on both sides of the equator. The co-ordinator of the programme at Northwood, Shomane Pillay, has presented strategies to maintaining an effective partnership at an international Conference in Cape Town. This year once again sees two of our Academic Heads of subject, Vincent Vadivellu and Ronnie Harishun jetting off to our link school in the UK to share expertise and broaden their knowledge and skills in global trends in education. This exchange by its very nature, is bound to benefit Northwood Boys in their academic endeavors.

Exciting Developments for Northwood School’s Aquatics Centre

Karen Thevenau, a well know swimming coach in the Durban North community has recently joined Northwood School’s Aquatics centre. Karen will take on the role of 1st team swimming coach, as well as running high performance sessions with students.  “I look forward to putting the emphasis on technique and fitness to bring out the full swimming potential in the boys”.    She joins forces with Haydn Skinner, who relocated from Grey PE to take up the position of Waterpolo  1st team coach at the beginning of this year.  Together the two newly appointed specialist coaches are streamlining the aquatics programme, bringing a synergy  that will seriously challenge their traditional rivals in the pool.


Northwood Dominate Old Boys Day Against St Charles

Saturday the 7th of June saw Northwood host St Charles College on their reunion Old Boy’s Day. Northwood finished off the last of their home fixtures with a great win thanks to some awesome attacking rugby.

Northwood had scored 2 well worked tries in the first half and went into the half leading 15-3. The Knights came out of the change room and really turned the pace of the game up a notch. Outside centre Phiko Sobahle ran in a hat-trick of exceptional tries earning him the match of the match award, which was handed to him by current Sharks flanker and Old Boy Justin Downey. Nathan Van Wyk and Jabu Mabida finished off a try each on their respective wings and Durran Krummeck, the gutsy number 9 had a well deserved try sniping from the base of the breakdown.

St Charles scored a converted try of their own late on to ensure a final score line of 41 – 10.

Grant Bashford and Simon Vickers can  be really pleased but so can the thousands of supporters and Northwood Old Boys who witnessed one of Northwood’s best attacking rugby displays of the season, handing them one of their most comprehensive wins of the season and the best for many years on Old Boys Day.

Northwood Take the Trophy at the Interschool Eliminator Series

Northwood’s Cycling team competed in the Inter School Eliminator Series this past May. This series consisted of 3 races over 3 weekends. During the series, points were awarded based on positions achieved in each race. Our boys did exceptionally well and did Northwood proud. Northwood was the first school to win the series in KZN.


The results are as follows:


Race 3: Ashton College


u14         Ethan Biggar 1st               u16         Cayde Muldoon 3rd                         u19         Caldon Petit 2nd

Mpumi Zuma 4th                            Hayden Van Tricht 4th                                   James Rich 3rd

Shaun Bonella 4th


U14        Ethan Biggar 2nd                u16         Cayde Muldoon 1st                          u19         Caldon Petit 1st

Ben Carnie 2nd                                               James Rich 3rd


1st Northwood

2nd Glenwood

3rd Kearsney

4th Thomas Moore

5th Maritzburg College