Matric Legacy Tree Planting

October 14, 2021 | Boys’ College | Author: Mr Courtney Watson, Director of Outdoor Education

On Tuesday 5 October, a group of nine of the 2021 Boys' College Matric students enabled their legacy to take root at the College by planting trees. This has become a tradition where the boys are offered the opportunity to give something back to the school which future Saints Generations will be able to enjoy. This year’s Paperbark trees were planted on the ridge above Jamieson Field.

Trees occupy an important physical and symbolic space on our Campus. The most points of which is the stained glass windows at the back of the Chapel. It is an arching of coloured glass fragments that all emanate from a single, round sphere. It is meant to depict the parable of the mustard seed:

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man planted in his field. Although it is the smallest of all seeds, yet it grows into the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”


An African Blessing

May your footprints swell deep in soft sand,

May the wind breathe your migrations home.

May bushveld sunrises delight your days;

Thunderstorms bring life to your thirst.

And until we meet again,

May God's smile be reflected on your face.