26 Mar 2015

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Both St Jon’s Prep choirs sang very well. The grade 3E choir was awarded a First Grade and the Junior boys choir was awarded first Grade Plus.

Drum and Pipe band

Shaan Patel played the Tenor drum with the St John’s College Pipe and Drum Band’s Novice Juvenile band and the band received a 2nd grade plus.

He also played a solo piece on the Tenor drum and received an Honours grade. He was the youngest and only solo player to receive an honours grade, well done Shaan!

Marimba Band

Item Student(s) Category Grade
Marimba Solo Daliso Mwanza Advanced First
Marimba Solo Daniel Schonenberger Advanced First
Marimba Trio Daliso Mwanza, Daniel Schonenberger, Tinevimbo Gwaunza Advanced Second
Marimba Ensemble 9 Students Beginners Third
Marimba Ensemble 9 students Intermediate Second
Marimba Ensemble 9 Students Advanced First


Despite the stiff competition as a result of category mix-up by the organisers of the NIAA that saw all primary schools competing against High schools, all St John’s Prep boys performed remarkably well. If they had competed in their correct category, they would have scooped Honours and 1st Grade result.

However, this competition to some extent stimulated the boys’ confidence, resilience, attitude, talent, maturity and competency. Their marimba performance skills have been well enhanced therefore contributing immensely to the students’ capacity building.


Public Speaking

St John’s finals held on Monday 23 March 2015

Junior Section

Dane Smith was the winner with 181 points

Adam George was the runner up with 175 points

Senior Section

Shaan Patel was the winner with 193 points

Daniel Erasmus was the runner up with 192 points


Sports Results



St John’s Prep Inter-house Athletics meet held on 21 March 2015

1st place – Jerome 568 points

2nd place – Gregory 497 points

3rd place – Ambrose 381 points


Ngoni Zvenyika was Runner-up Best Aggregate U12




Peterhouse @ 60 Cricket Festival held on 22 March 2015

St John’s 109/0 Daniel Johnson 60*

Mathew Welch 40*

Bryden 37/6 (10 overs) SJP won by 72 runs
St John’s 59/5 Daniel Johnson 24 Ruzawi 60/4 (9,1 overs) SJP lost 6 wickets
Springvale 45/6 St John’s 47/1 (4,3 overs) SJP won by 9 wickets


* Mathew Welch was voted best batsman of the tournament



Captain: Tinotenda Mutizhe

Vice Captains: Mikaeel Hassim and Liam Jones



Level 2 Gala held in South Africa

Christian Cullen won the following medals:

Gold – 100m Butterfly

Gold – 50m Butterfly

Bronze – 50m Freestyle


Gold – 200m Medley Relay

Silver – 200m Mixed Medley Relay

Bronze – 200m Freestyle Relay