The local SPCA is one of the many organisations that Epworth pupils support during the school year. The Prep School recently held a SPCA civvies day which resulted in generous donations of pet food. SPCA fundraiser, Sandy Homan, who arrived to collect all the donated food, thanked the school for reaching out and for making… Read more
Epworth’s 2019 leaders were announced at an assembly in the last week of the third term. They were officially inducted at a special service on 26 October, held in the school chapel. Kimberley Gemmell is Head Girl for 2019 and her two deputies are Tiara Joseph and Ruth Dube.
For the 12th consecutive year, Epworth won the Inter-schools’ Canoeing League, which takes into account all the canoeing disciplines and includes all points accumulated during the year. Epworth was also recognised for having the most representatives at every event.
Epworth’s 2018 Speech Night was a celebratory occasion that paid tribute to the Class of 2018 and recognised the top achievers. The school was honoured to have investigative journalist, Marianne Thamm, as the guest of honour. She delivered an inspiring address that challenged the Grade 12’s to “step up to the plate”, encouraging them to… Read more
“Epworth has recently been involved in selecting a new Head of Sport for Epworth. This rigorous exercise has followed due process throughout and has been ratified by the Epworth Board Executive Committee. It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr Leon Jackson as Head of Sport from January 2019. Mr Jackson is… Read more
Epworth’s team of 23 runners was victorious at the annual interschool Adidas relay held at Kings Park. St Mary’s DSG and Durban Girls’ College tied for second place. Epworth also won the Golden Spike award, which is the final relay event of the competition that features a medley of varying distances ranging from 800m to… Read more
Epworth won the 2018 Senior and Junior Pietermaritzburg Debating Leagues and was the runner-up in the Grade 8 League. The top speaker awards also went to Epworth debaters: Paige Saunders in the Grade 8 League, Faye Crawford in the Junior League and Samira Rajaram in the Senior League. In addition, eight Epworth debaters represented Pietermaritzburg in various… Read more
Epworth celebrated its 120th birthday on Friday, August 3, to the day. The celebrations involved all pupils and staff from Grades RRR to 12, and paid tribute to the two pioneering women who founded the school in 1898 with an enrolment of 45 pupils. The celebrations centred on its motto, Fida Humana Fortis (Faith, Compassion… Read more
The Epworth Prep School Senior Choir and the High School Cantabile Choir joined over 300 choirs from more than 60 countries at the 10th edition of the World Choir Games, which were hosted by South Africa in Tshwane. Epworth was one of only two schools in South Africa that entered both a prep and high… Read more
Singing in Time was fashioned to fit with Epworth’s 120th celebrations and featured popular music from the past 12 decades. It was in the 20th century that the divide between ‘popular’ music and ‘classical’ or ‘art’ music first began to widen, tied to the advent of the radio and the exposure that it gave to… Read more