Knights Old Boys

Celebrating the Past – Looking to the Future

The Knights is an association for Old Boys and supporters of Northwood, Northlands and Beachwood that was launched to provide a forum for those interested to meet and share fellowship on a regular basis, while providing support for the school in various capacities. Supporters of The Knights include all past and present parents and teachers of these schools, local businesses and the community at large.

The Knights is run within business principles with the primary objective of the Knights to financially support the school leadership through various initiatives. These initiatives can range from small monthly debit orders into our Northwood Educational Trust, through to the financial support of learners in our “Support A Squire” program as well as assistance with ongoing capital projects. A large reason for our success as a school is because of the immense contribution of our parents and Old Boys that have so willingly showed support and love for our amazing institution. This has seen many projects take place over the course of recent years that have significantly added to the educational experience of all of our boys.

Annual events such as Reunion Weekend, Old Boys Day, the prestigious Circle of Valour Awards Presentation, as well as our regular countrywide and international Knights gatherings are designed to reconnect with past friends and keep in touch with current happenings at our school.

In order for Northwood to remain as one of the premier boy’s schools in the country, we are very reliant on our Old Boys and Community support. No matter where you currently are in the world, you will always be a Northwood Old Boy with a link to your former school. As an Old Boy or supporter of Northwood, Northlands and Beachwood, we welcome you as a Knight!

We look forward to your ongoing support of Northwood and the Knights.

Circle of Valour Awards

The Circle of Valour Award is intended to profile the success of the many Northlands, Beachwood and Northwood Old Boys who make us proud, and is the pinnacle of achievement for those who attended any of the three schools.

An award winner will be recognised for his achievements at the highest level since leaving school. He will have achieved iconic status in his particular field of expertise and the community of North Durban.

Whilst having made his mark in the world, he is the type of person who remains humble and often goes unnoticed despite his excellent achievements. In short, a Circle of Valour Award winner will espouse the very values that were taught to him during his days at School. His behaviour and achievements will set an aspirational example to the community, Old Boys, and especially current pupils of Northwood.

Winners will be chosen by the Board from these nominations and be acknowledged at a Gala Dinner that will form part of The Knights annual Reunion Weekend. All winners will become lifetime members of the Knights.

The Circle of Valour Awards are awarded
in the following categories:

  • Academics, Science & Technology

  • Business

  • Community
    Service

  • Music, Art
    & Culture

  • Sport

Circle of Valour Winners

SPORT COMMUNITY SERVICE MUSIC ART & CULTURE BUSINESS ACADEMIC SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
2006 SHAUN POLLOCK BARRY ROBERTS JOHN ELLIS TREVOR JONES MIKE DE TREVOU
2007 MATT BOUMAN MIKE ELLIS BILL JOHNSON GUS ATTRIDGE KEVIN KEMM
2008 GRANT BAKER KEVIN CHAPLIN ANDREW WARBURTON RICK JACKSON RALPH WITTENBURG
2009 ANDREW MARINOS GARY & SHAUN PAUL BRETT FLORENS DAVE & JUSTIN LETSCHERT CRAIG JENSEN
2010 NEIL TOVEY EN REARDON BARRY THOMSON CRAIG JESSOP DR GREG BAKER
2011 PAUL BLACKBEARD ALEX McALERY GEOFF HILL PHILIP HOURQUEBIE DAREN DENHOLM
2012 HUGH-REECE EDWARDS ANTHONY CONNOLLY GAVIN RICH CARLO GONZAGA DAVE MEADOWS
2013 KEVIN SHEA ROD SMITH GRANT LEVERSHA ALAN BURKE HOWARD LIPSHITZ
2014 WARREN BROSNIHAN PETER ALMOND JONO RICH, BRAD & JOSH KLYNSMITH HOWARD BLAKE DEREK STRETCH
2015 MARK LAWRENCE BJORN HEYERDAHL ANGUS GIBSON LAURIE & GARY HOLMES NEIL MACLEOD
2016 BRIAN WHITFIELD COLIN YOUNG GARY LEVINSOHN SIMON STOCKLEY DR GARETH BYDAWELL
2017 KESHAV MAHARAJ GARTH LEZARD BRIAN FINCH TONY DIXON DR VIC PEDDEMORS
2018 BARRY HOLLAND JOHN STEENHUISEN RUSSELL SCOTT GARTH & KEVIN LOUDON DR ANTHONY ZABOROWSKI
2019 CRAIG DAVIDSON SIMON VICKERS NHLANHA MAJOZI IAN COCHRANE MALCOLM CAREY
2022 Grant Bashford Bruce de Gier Kevin Gibson Andy Wood Dr Alan Whitfield