Northwood 1st XI Cricket Take the Win vs DHS

Northwood played DHS at DHS on Saturday 24 October. The game was delayed due to a damp pitch and play only started at 10H00.  The game was reduced to 35 overs. DHS won the toss and put Northwood into bat. The Northwood opening batsmen found the going tough during the first 10 overs . After 15 overs Northwood had struggled to 32/3 and at this stage DHS were well on top.

Blade Capell (59) then joined Junaid Syed (32) and between them helped Northwood into a good position with some positive batting. After they departed the rest of Northwood batting line up kept the scoreboard rolling. After 35 overs Northwood reached 181/7. With B de Meilon from DHS the pick of the bowlers taking 3/24.

After lunch DHS never got into their stride and could not get the scoreboard ticking over. Only B de Meilon (40) managed to keep Northwood bowlers at bay but the rest batted too slowly . DHS were eventually bowled out for 142 with the pick of Northwood bowlers P Abraham 2/15 and S Cairem 2/34. Northwood won by 39 runs.


Northwood Hockey Astro Upgrade

We are excited to hand over our Hockey Astro turf pitch to specialist contractors for the upgrade of the playing surface. It is hard to believe that it was 10 years ago since we were one of the first boys high schools in Durban to pioneer the establishment of our own international standard artificial hockey pitch on our own school campus. During these 10 years the top standard playing surface has made a major contribution to Northwood hockey being respected as one of the leading hockey playing schools in South Africa. Not only by the results achieved but also the way Northwood boys have learnt to play the game. The upgrade project is scheduled to be complete by January 2016 with the provision of a FIH approved water based Greenfields synthetic turf on a rubberized elastic layer. The same specification that was supplied to the FIH World Cup in Holland in 2014. Northwood hockey boys are privileged to have the world best facilities available to them at home at Northwood.
As this area is a construction site for the next 3 months please can we all, for our own health and safety , keep away from the site and the construction activities. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to an exciting project.

Northwood Speech Day 2015

Our 2015 Speech Day took place on 16 October 2015.  Thank you to our guest speaker, Mr Smit,  honoured guests from surrounding schools, local community representatives, parents and friends for supporting this event, which recognizes and awards the spirit and academic talent of Northwood.

Amongst many other outstanding awards throughout the class of 2015, we congratulate our top 3 Academic achievers:  Shivek Singh, on achieving Dux, Yash Baijnath on Proxime Accessit, and Kershin Naidoo on placing 3rd in grade for their dedication and excellence in their studies.

We congratulate James Meadows on his appointment as Head Prefect, along with Matthew Hatton, Craig Van Leeuwen and Ngonidzashe Moyo on their roles of Deputy Head Prefects – we are proud to have young men of such caliber leading Northwood into 2016.

A special mention is also made of the appointment of Victor Huurman as Head Prefect of John Bruyns House, along with Sifiso Gininda and Zandre Griffin who will assist him in their role as Deputy Head Prefects of our boarding establishment.

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Prizes and Awards Speech Day 2015


Notice of General Meeting of Parents

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 38(2) of the SA School Act 1996, a general meeting of parents be convened on Thursday 12th November 2015, at 18h00, in the school AV room for consideration and approval of the annual school budget.   Also note that a copy of the draft budget will be available for inspection at the school, 14 days prior to the meeting.

Northwood Sportsmen’s Banquet 2015

The 2015 Sportsmen’s banquet is always the highlight of our sporting calendar as this event enables Northwood to honour our students who have participated and achieved in their various sporting codes.

The “never-say-die” attitude of our boys has ensured that our 1st Water Polo team recorded a memorable win over Clifton, our Northwood Surfing team won the KZN Schools Surfing Championship again and our Chess team won both the Durban and District Chess Tournament as well as the KZN Top Schools Tournament. The list continues with the Northwood Cycling team winning the KZN Inter Schools   Eliminator Series and our 1st Indoor Hockey team won the KZN Indoor Hockey League for the third time in four years.   Many Northwood boys did us proud by being selected for various National Teams, High Performance Camps or Squads.

We take this opportunity to thank the MIC, Coaches, students and parents for their support and commitment to sport at Northwood.

AF Berruti Trophy Junior Chess Champion Ananta Reddy
AF Berruti Trophy Senior Chess Champion Kyran Appanna
Ladies’ Group Silver Bugle Best Instrumentalist Sphephile Zungu
Setzkorn Trophy Most Improved Instrumentalist Anthony van Veenhuyzen
Van Vianen Trophy Most Dedicated Bandsman Sphephile Zungu
Robin Palmer Most Diligent Section Leader Jared Gangadaran
Morgan Evens Trophy Drum Major Quinn Kakora
Lindsay Lyle Memorial Floating Trophy Dedication to First Aid Matthew Ross
Cyclist of the Year Le Roux Trophy Cayde Muldoon
A.C. Hansen Memorial Trophy Junior Victor Ludorum (Athletics) Keane Fourie
Pevsner Trophy Senior Victor Ludorum (Athletics) Travis Edmonstone
Lux Gordhan Trophy Athlete of the Year Luyanda Mngadi
BBHS Trophy Squash player of the year Hugh Cunningham
Northwood Trophy Junior Basketball Player of the Year Lwazi Motha
Van Den Berg Trophy Senior Basketball Players of the Year Nkanyiso Ntombela
Northwood Surfing Trophy Junior Surfer Jarod Hook
Vince King Trophy Senior Surfer Bevan Willis
Tommy Schutte BBHS Trophy Golfer of the Year Liam McIlroy
BBHS Trophy Senior Tennis Trophy Dylan Blair Runner up: Neil Henderson
BBHS Trophy Junior Tennis Trophy Jordan Theron Runnerup: Nic Deeb
Wayne Gregory Floating Trophy Most Improved Tennis Player Matthew Ross / Keagan Traehaven
Sugen Naidoo Trophy Senior Volleyball Player of the Year Aaron Maistry
Northwood School Trophy Most Dedicated U14 Cricketer Finn Whittle
Mr N.A.E. Wickenden Trophy Most Improved Cricketer (U15) Wondor Mtolo
Northwood Cricket Award Best Performance (Junior) Nicholas Wright
BA King Trophy Most Improved Senior Cricketer Preston Abrahams
Northwood Cricket Award Best Performance (Senior) Shaied Cariem
JA Smith Cricket Trophy Senior Cricketer of the Year Blayde Capell
Northwood Trophy Most Improved Junior Hockey Player Marco Dalle-Vedove
Northwood Trophy Junior Hockey Player of the Year Cade Leaity
De Haas Trophy Hockey Team of Year U16A
Neil Todden Trophy Most Improved Hockey Player Cole Pretorius
Northwood Trophy Senior Hockey Player of the Year Sacha de Marigny
The Gallagher Trophy Indoor Hockey Player of the Year  
Pienaar Trophy Soccer Team of the Year 1st Team
Jade Pienaar Trophy Most Improved Soccer Player Michael Comitis
Tommy Bilson Trophy Soccer Player of the Year Ntobeko Sibisi
Kevin Greef Memento Most Dedicated U15 Rugby Player Burgerd Hamman
Olufsen Trophy Rugby Team of the Year U14B
Correia Trophy Most Improved Senior Rugby Player Philup Jansen
RR Commaille Trophy Rugby Player of the Year (Senior) Victor Huurman
Bruce Nel Memorial Trophy Junior Victor Ludorum (Swimming) Connor Maxwell / James Benskin
BBHS Trophy Senior Victor Ludorum (Swimming) Ryan Symington
Northwood Trophy Most Improved Junior Water Polo Player Jared Hook
Northwood Trophy Most Valuable Junior Water Polo Player Ethan Robert
Northwood Trophy Water Polo Team of the Year 1st Team
The Shea Family Trophy Most Enthusiastic Water Polo Player Craig Van Leeuwen
BBHS Trophy Most Improved Senior Water Polo Player Matthew Farren
Le Lievre Trophy Most Valuable Senior Water Polo Player Justin Snyman
David Piper Trophy Senior Cross Country Alexander Leven
Northwood Tristan Rasmussen Trophy Junior Cross Country Ethan Biggar
MIC of the Year   Surfing – Tracey Aliphon
Coach of the Year   Hockey – Michael Wiggett
Beachwood Boys High School Trophy Sportsman of the Year Ntobeko Sibisi
Knights Trophy Outstanding Sporting Achievment by an individual Bevan Willis