|ST ALBANS COLLEGE
COLLEGE IN LYNNWOOD RIDGE
St Alban's College is a learning community of boys, staff and parents. We are forward looking, committed to quality and service, and we pursue innovative strategies and encourage personal responsibility in the interest of all-round development of the boy as he journeys towards manhood.
St Alban’s is an Anglican Church School that strives after Christian values.
These, held in common with people of other faiths, include compassion, courage, and a commitment to what is right.
We aim to create a just, peaceful, united, positive, ethical, happy and caring community.
We dedicate ourselves to a stimulating, balanced programme, which is sensitive to the needs of individual students, encourages them increasingly to assume responsibility for themselves and which promotes an ethos that learning is enjoyable.
We aim to lead in the effective development and use of innovative learning systems, turning our educational ideas into reality.
We strive to be at the leading edge of appropriate technology enabling us to access and exchange information.
We aim to equip students with the life skills which will enable them to make a positive contribution in an open and dynamic global society.
We accept our responsibility to the wider educational field; and with those concerned, to develop innovative programmes for the community at large.
St Alban's College is a young, vibrant Anglican boys' school. It came into existence on 1 February 1963 with a total strength of 37 boys and 3 masters. We now number 510 boys and 43 teachers, plus an array of support staff.
From its very inception it has been a school that loves a challenge. The founder-Headmaster, Anton Murray, was a South African cricketer who sought to maintain the best traditions of liberal education. So an emphasis on well-rounded development prevails, and games such as cricket, rugby and hockey have always figured prominently in our history.
However, the youth of the school has fortunately enabled us to escape the shackles of tradition and St Alban's has made a name for itself as an innovator, rather than as a preserver. St Alban's has pioneered the way in many important areas: opening its doors to boys of colour before it was legal to do so, providing educational upliftment programmes for disadvantaged members of the community, embracing the benefits of technology and its application in education, revising the curriculum, exploring innovative teaching methodologies. It is an exciting school.
Mr Murray devoted twenty years of his life to the school. Mr Paul Marsh was headmaster during a transitional phase lasting for four years. Mr Ronnie Todd introduced many radical changes during his ten years as headmaster. The fourth headmaster was Mr Grant Nupen, who was one of those 37 pioneering Foundation Scholars in 1963 and went on to become the first Head Boy – a distinction he held for three years!
The year 2003 saw the school celebrate its 40th birthday: St Alban's College has survived perilous infancy and turbulent adolescence and is now embarked on confident manhood, under the direction of Mr Tom Hamilton.
CODE OF CONDUCT
* Endorse the Bill of Rights and Constitution of South Africa.Respect and uphold the rights and privileges of others. While we are members of an Anglican community, we respect the beliefs and cultures of all people, and recognise the diversity of different people in the community.
* Respect the property of the College, and of the community at large.
* Acknowledge our responsibility to adhere to acceptable standards of behaviour as defined in the Rules and Regulations of the College.
* Accept our individual responsibility to be fully involved and to strive to achieve our full potential.
* Accept responsibility; and acknowledge that we are responsible for our actions.
* Accept the agreed rules and regulations drawn up for the College.
Private Bag X01
110 Clearwater Road
Tel: +27(0)12 348-1221
Fax: +27(0)12 361-1917