Northwood Announces 2017 Prefects

Congratulations to the following learners who have been elected as Prefects for 2017.

Kiash Arjun

Matthew Bedderson

Ethan Biggar

Kyle Brooks

Slater Capell

Joshua Chesterman

Luke Coleman

Sebastian Dunnington

Jordan Edy

Mark Fouché

Scott Gibson

Damien Govender

Ndumiso Hlombe

Stratten Kennedy

Sibusiso Khumalo

Alex Leven

Gregory Johnston

Luke Macpherson

Junior Mbuluyo

Mvelo Mlangeni

Kaamil Naicker

Kaelin Naidoo

Hugo Scholler

Tyrone Stanley

Matthew Talbot

Brandon van Wyk

Ross Venning-Pridham

Cole Wallace

Robin Weersma

Daniel Zvidzai

Mr Chaithram (Bobby) Ramjathan Retires after 47 Years of Dedicated Service

Today Northwood bid farewell to Mr Bobby (Chaithram) Ramjathan as he embarks on his retirement after 47 years of dedication and professionalism as Laboratory Technician.  Mr Ramjathan first started at Beachwood at age 18 in 1969 after finishing his studies at Avoca Secondary.  He credits Mr Raycomaille, who was head of Physical Science at Beachwood at the time, for teaching him what would become his lifelong profession.  Today, after a career that spans almost 5 decades, spanning both Beachwood and the amalgamation with Northlands into Northwood, he is known as one of the top Laboratory Assistants in the province. He will be greatly missed at Northwood by staff and students alike.

Northwood School Junior Rugby 7’s – Runners Up at Voortrekker 7’s Tournament

On Saturday the 20th August, The Northwood Junior Rugby 7’s teams comprised of U14 and U15 players, participated in the Inaugural Voortrekker 7’s Tournament held at Woodburn Stadium in Pietermaritzburg.

Both Northwood A and B sides were placed in Pool D alongside Pionier and Voortrekker.

In the other pool were Westville, Kearsney A and B and PMB Development. The Northwood A side played some fantastic rugby early on with a convincing first round victory against a highly competitive Pionier side who fought hard to the end. Northwood eventually running out victors by 24-12. At the same time our B side were met by a very much improved Voortrekker A side who were just too good on the day, winning their contest 24-19. It is important to note that the Northwood B side were made up mostly of our U14 boys who played with huge heart and showed outstanding character against bigger and older opponents on the day.

In the second pool games Northwood A had an arm wrestle against hosts Voortrekker, winning 21-19 and at the same time our B side had a very tough encounter with a bruised Pionier side who were clearly out to rectify their weaknesses from their earlier loss to our A side, the B side losing that fight 42-7.

In the last Pool game our A side were pitted against our B side, which turned out to be a great spectacle with both teams having a full go at each other. Some great rugby was played and both teams showing excellent skills and tactics. Our A side were just too good though running away with it in the end 30-5. Due to their pool stage loses, our B side were sadly eliminated from the playoff stages but our A side continued the fight and after losing in the Cup final the previous weekend at the College 7’s Tournament to a very tough Kearsney side, they were to meet once again in the Cup Semi—Final.

This time the Northwood side were a different beast. They were still hurting from their loss in the Final and were resolved to set the record straight. Their level of motivation and focus before this game was tangible and the coaches never felt the need to say anything before-hand. The team adopted the motto “Not today” and stood by these words. The semi-final was one sided with Northwood dominating possession and territory throughout. They controlled the game completely and played their best rugby of the season, winning 32-0. Certain players can be commended on their individual performances, such as our captain Sasko Ndlovu, Willa Chininga, Ranger Mfakadolo, Ntokozo Makhaza and Munashe Maisera, but as a team, this game would go down as our best performance of the season. The last game of the day would see us meet Westville in the Cup Final. The Westville side did very well to beat Pionier in the other Cup Semi-Final by 29-7.

The Northwood side gave a poor first half display, possibly finding the occasion a little daunting. The boys needed to settle and find some sort of cohesion and rhythm to their play. They showed too much respect for their opponent and made too many tactical errors which in hindsight, if avoided could have changed the outcome and flow of the game. Westville took their chances and were accurate in their execution going into the halftime break 14-0 up. The second half was a much improved display for Northwood who started to play more accurately and held onto the ball for longer periods. They managed to score 3 great tries to push the Westville side all the way. Westville scoring one try in the second half to end the game 19-21 in their favour. It was sadly too little too late for the Northwood side who showed great character and ability in the second half. A better first half may have given Northwood a much better chance, but this is rugby and the boys learnt some valuable lessons. We’d like to thank Westville for a great game and wish them well for the rest of the season.

We thank the following boys for their outstanding commitment and service on the day:


Northwood A

  1. Charles Gamhiwa
  2. Danie van Huizen
  3. Bubz Mpendu
  4. Ranger Mfakadolo
  5. Sasko Ndlovu (Captain)
  6. Luke Cornelius
  7. Ntokozo Makhaza
  8. Munashe Maisera
  9. Willa Chininga
  10. JP Du Preez
  11. Christopher Sarafidis
  12. Sim Mazwi

Northwood B

  1. Akapele Mkosana
  2. Kyle Niemann
  3. Jordan Renney
  4. Johann Cronje (Captain)
  5. Shayne Dinhidza
  6. Salizwa Mlenzana
  7. Vernon Matongo
  8. Onyi John-Osunkwo
  9. Mnqobi Shoba
  10. Punashe Maisera
  11. Joel Chigonga

Coaches: Mr T. Sorensen and Mr D. Steyn

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Northwood Inter-house Athletics 2016


Age Group Event First Place Second Place Third Place Distance/ Height/ Time
U/14 100m Sali Mlenzana Oratile Mogale Kyle Niemann 12:43
U/15 Lina Majola Sayuran Perumal Ntokozo Makhaza 11:85
U/16 Zinzan George Qiniso Khathi Quinton Sibisi 11:69
U/17 Scott Gibson Mvelo Mhlengi Thomas King 11:78
Open Sifiso Gininda Damien McCullum Joshua Cowell 11:33
U/14 200m Aiden Long Munashe Maisera Sanele Dlamini 26:53
U/15 Willa Chininga Ntokozo Makhaza Denym Rhodes 25:78
U/16 Tapuwandashe Nyangani Quinton Sibisi Khaya Mazibuko 26:82
U/17 Daniel Zvidzai Thomas King Jaryd Kritzinger 25:75
Open Luyanda Mngadi Luan Costa Verela Josh Cowell 25:44
U/14 400m Onyii John-Osunkwo Salizwa Mlenzama Christian Swartz
U/15 Denym Rhodes Rohaan McLean Mongezi Mngomezulu 59:15
U/16 Andrew Chen Ntando Gwala Matthew Kershaw 1:01:13
U/17 Thomas King Matthew Talbot Sbu Khumalo 59:53
Open Sifiso Gininda Luan Costa Varella Qhawe Mbulawa 55:75
U/14 800m Munashe Maisera Douglas Baldwin Andre Samujh 2:30:03
U/15 Musa Moyo Njabulo Shabangu Braiden Magurno 2:25:84
U/16 Nipho Ndlela Cameron Souchon Ethan Biggar 2:35:47
U/17 Alex Leven Mvelo Mhlengi Andile Mogakane 2:22:59
Open Naseem Domingo Scott Bowman Matthew Rossiter 2:22:19
U/14 1 500m Panashe Maisera/

Mnoqobi Shoba

Jordan Maehler 5:30:32
U/15 Nyasha Jani Musa Moyo Jeremy Martins 4:59:69
U/16 Andile Mogakane Dane Stander Ethan Biggar 5:17:82
U/17 Alex Leven Stratten Kennedy Cole Wallace 4:55:91
Open Naseem Domingo Ben Carnie Cayde Muldoon 4:55:91
U/14 3000m Mnqobi Shoba Mawande Radebe Jordan Maehler 12:01,34
U/15 Sim Mazwi JP du Preez Josh Gultig 11:18,87
U/16 Ethan Biggar Connor Leven Samkelo Gasa 12:07,5
U/17 Alex Leven Jaryd Kritzinger Seanago Malatsi 11:09,0
Open Naseem Domingo Ben Carnie Jared Visser 10:49,72
U/14 L/Jump Sanele Dlamini Henri van Heerden Corbin Getkate 5,33m
U/15 Jeremy Martins Soloman Banda Tristan Hancock 5,21m
U/16 Qiniso Khathi Cameron Souchon Cameron Miller 5,36m
U/17 Scott Sopotela Duncan Cunningham Cole Wallace 5,53m
Open Luyanda Mngadi Sifiso Gininda Scott Bowman 6,09m
U/14 *H/Jump Munashe Maisera Oratile John-Osunkwo Douglas Baldwin 1,55m
U/15 Rohaan McLean Samkelo Ndlovu Njabulo Shabangu 1,63m
U/16 Cameron Souchon Khaya Mazibuko Andrew Sutton 1,65m
U/17 Siyanda Mkhize Jaryd Kritzinger Sinqobile Nzuza 1,88m
Open Sabelo Shangase Qhawe Mbulawa Wanda Phili 1,65m
U/15 T/Jump Soloman Banda Jeremy Martins Ngcebo Langa 9,75m
U/16 Cameron Souchon Nicholas Deeb Zinzan George 10,30m
U/17 Duncan Cunningham Mark Fouche Calvin Knight 9,88m
Open Luyanda Mngadi Luan Costa Verela Cole Pretorius 12,69m


Event First Place Second Place Third Place Distance/ Height/ Time
U/14 Shot Put Aaqpele Mkosana Muzi Madela Christian Williamson 11,05m
U/15 Chulumanco Mfakadolo Jordan Renney Gregory Peterson 12,95m
U/16 Burkie Hamman Tatenda Rwenyu Zinzan George 11,75m
U/17 Brandon van Wyk Kaelin Naidoo Mark Fouche 10,58m
Open Thomas Affleck Damian McCullum Aidan Harmse 11,62m
U/14 Javelin Ryan Francis Henri Van Heerden Christian Williamson 30,96m
U/15 JP Du Preez Sasko Ndlovu Jeremy Martins 38,27m
U/16 Luke Bricknell Connor Leven Cemeron Ciaglia
U/17 Ross Venning-Pridham Hugo Scholler Mark Fouche 43,92m
Open Anthony Payne Thomas Affleck Troy Kircher 39,89m
U/14 Discus Zack Van Staden Darshan Deonarain Christian Swartz 34,05m
U/15 Daniel Van Huizen Ali Hamid Gregory Peterson 32,82m
U/16 Burkie Hamman Mink Scharink Tyren Kroos 30,94m
U/17 Brandon Van Wyk Duncan Cunningham Mark Fouche 34,46m
Open James Meadows Kyle Jooste Troy Kircher 38,05m
U/14 4 x 100m


Crusaders Bishops Kings 52,96s
U/15 Crusaders Kings Bishops 48,97s
U/16 Crusaders Knights Bishops 47,2s
U/17 Crusaders Knights Bishops 50,34s
Open Crusaders Bishops Kings 47,5s
*New Record

*equaled record




3000m Open G. Latouf Naseem Domingo
Triple Jump Open Bricknell Luyanda Mngadi
Shotput Open J.A. Smith Thomas Affleck
Discus Open Jimmy McIntosh James Meadows
Long Jump Open D.E.V. Shaw Luyanda Mngadi
High Jump Open Northwood Trophy Sabelo Shangase
Javelin Open C. Young Anthony Payne
1500m Open A. Tedder Naseem Domingo
100m Open C.J. Fenton Sifiso Gininda
100m U16 G.Linderman Zinzan George
400m Open P.J. Fourie Sifiso Gininda
200m Open H.H. Sulin Luyanda Mngadi
800m U14 V. Jacklin Panashe Maisera
800m U16 J. Hofmeyer Nipho Ndlela
800m Open J. Evans Naseem Domingo
4 x 100m U14 P. Hardaker Crusaders
4 x 100m U15 Northlands Old Boys Crusaders (new record 48,97s)
4 x 100m U16 T. Olufsen Crusaders
4 x 100m U17 Northlands Goodwill Crusaders
4 x 100m Open Norman Moore Crusaders (equalled record)
U14 Champion Beachwood High School Sanele Dlamini
U15 Champion Beachwood High School Jeremy Martins
U16 Champion Teddy Jones Memorial Cameron Souchon
U17 Champion Northwood Alex Leven
Open Champion Northwood Naseem Domingo & Luyanda Mngadi
Spirit Award Crusaders
Best Performance
Junior A.C. Hansen Jeremy Martins
Senior Pevsner Cameron Souchon

Winning House        Crusaders       767 points

2nd                               Bishops           589 pts

3rd                                Kings               488 pts

4th                                Knights            471 pts