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Advancement Newsletter April 2024

Advancement Newsletter: April 2024

This latest edition of the Advancement Newsletter focuses on the first-ever St John’s College Giving Day, held over 36 hours from 9 to 10 November 2023. The results were truly remarkable, showing what can be achieved when a community of passionate supporters comes together with a united vision.

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From the Executive Headmaster's Desk: My Reputation

Our Reputation

A famous Rabbi once explained at a funeral that we have two names. The first is the name our parents call us, and our family and friends know us by that name. The second name we are known by is our reputation, and many people, even strangers, know us by that name.

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Celebrating a legacy of music

Dr Ben Oosthuizen steps down from his role as the Director of Music at St John’s College as he retires after 37 years of distinguished service. During this time, he has made a profound and positive contribution to the college, music students and music education in South Africa.

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Giving Day: We couldn't have done it without you!

Thanks to you our amazing St John's College community, we managed to raise R7 058 747 on our first-ever Giving Day with nine ‘matching’ funders, 543 donors and 22 teams from 10 different countries!

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2023 Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Mass & Lecture with The Revd Frank Chikane

The 2nd Archbishop Emeritus Tutu Memorial Mass & Lecture held in the Memorial Chapel on Sunday, 8 October, was a profound event presided over by our College Chaplains with a special guest lecture by The Revd Frank Chikane.