Remembrance Day 2021

The Rondebosch flags are at half-mast as the Prep and High Schools today remember and honour the 179 Old Boys and 6 masters who fell during the two World Wars and in subsequent conflicts, and all others who served and died in South Africa and elsewhere in the world. On November 11 the community of Rondebosch pauses in silence to remember all those who have died in war, and to pray for victims of attacks and cruelty throughout the world.

The annual High School Remembrance Day Service attended by Old Boys, all boys, current & former staff and parents could not be held in the usual format this year.  A special service was held for viewing online by the Rondebosch community.  Watch it by following this link.  Filmed & edited by Finn Hindmarch (Grade 11).

The service commenced with the laying of seven wreaths by representatives of the Old Boys’ Union, the boys, staff and parents.  One of the wreaths was laid by the Grade 8 grandson of the late Mr Michael Reeler, President of the Old Boys’ Union & former Headmaster.

Following introductions by Headmaster Mr Shaun Simpson and Head Boy Lihlumelo Ncwana there were readings by boys from the Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and Xhosa traditions reflecting the range of religions at Rondebosch, and the ideals for which the Rondebosch men served and died.

The Honours Roll was read by members of the Executive Council and the Last Post and Reveille were sounded in the Hall foyer.