Remembrance Day Service – 10 November 2023
Today the community of Rondebosch paused in silence to remember and honour the 179 Old Boys and 6 Masters who fell during the two World Wars and in subsequent conflicts, and all those who have served and died in South Africa and elsewhere in the world. This is a day to pray for peace, to think about what we are doing as individuals, as a community and as a country to bring peace into the world.
Even today, we are concerned with strife and violence, both here in Africa and abroad. War is waged every day somewhere and young lives are lost and our nation is still facing losses and sadness. And that is why it is still appropriate for us to remember those who have fallen in conflict and to hold this service to remind us, not of the glory of war or of the violence, but of the folly thereof and to honour the indestructibility of the human spirit, epitomised by so many who have paid the price.
The service, which was held in the War Memorial Hall, commenced with the laying of wreaths by the Old Boys’ Union Chairman Mike Probyn, one representative from each grade, student executive head, one staff member and one parent. With the school flag at half-mast and all those present standing in silence, Dante Moore ( Grade 8 ) played the Last Post and Reveille.