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Alumni Stories

  • ZA ZAR STS 2023-004
  • Collection
  • 1953

Digital links to alumni stories


Bill Moir Collection

  • ZA ZAR STS 2019-004
  • Collection
  • 1952

Items accumulated during Bill Moir's high school years. Items include:
1) Publications
2) Prospectus
3) Matric and OSA dinner programmes/menus
4) Programmes of Athletics meetings
5) Christmas cards and Carol service programme
6) Art and Photographic Exhibitions catalogues
7) Magazine article on St Stithians
8) Correspondence - circulars
9) Foundation Day address transcript
10) Newspaper cuttings
11) Sports team photographs
12) Programmes of special events
13) OSA correspondence
14) Dramatic production programme
15) Invitations to various events
16) Prefect induction programme
17) OSA tie and OSA cuff links
18) 2 x incomplete copies of the College Chronicles, 1962. Complete digital copies are available elsewhere in the archive.

Moir, William Lawton

Boys' College and Boys' Prep photographs 1953 onwards

  • ZA ZAR STS 2019-007
  • Collection
  • 1945

Physical photographs in the collection include all those that have been identified in full or in part. Identification includes a reference to the page on which the specific photograph occurs in the Stythian magazine where relevant (e.g. ST p123); NIS for a formal photograph that does not appear in the Stythian magazine; and TBI for a photograph which has either been identified in part (by year at least), but for which some aspect requires further identification or requires complete identification.
As at November 2020, digital images from 1953 to 1991 have been loaded.


Boys' College videos and sound tracks

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-009
  • Collection
  • 2000

Various videos and sound tracks compiled by the Boys' College.
Videos over 64MB have not been uploaded to AtoM but can be made available on request.

Boys' College

Boys' Prep albums 1962 - 1982

  • ZA ZAR STS 2021-001
  • Collection
  • 1953

The albums contain assorted photographs, newspaper cuttings, invitations to formal events and programmes of school productions as well as occasional photographs of sports teams and dramatic productions. For detailed contents see individual albums.
Some albums also contain newspaper articles (NCs) pertaining to the Boys' College as well as the Boys' Prep. However, as the majority of the album contents pertain to the BP, all items are included in this BP collection, with reference made to BC items where relevant.

Boys' Prep

Brian Fargher Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2024-001
  • Fonds
  • 1960

Photographs of school life in the 1960s and of a visit to Stythian Village in 1975.

Fargher, Brian

Colin Underwood Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2024-002
  • Fonds
  • 1972

Team and class photographs including Colin Underwood.

Underwood, Colin

College Chronicle 1960 to 1962

  • ZA ZAR STS 2019-002
  • Collection
  • 1960

The content of each issue varies and includes articles of interest to boys at the time, photographs and original drawings, as well as essays, obituaries and tributes and reports on some school events. The Chronicles provide insight into the thinking and interests of schoolboys in the earlier 1960s as well as a record of the life of the school from a boy's perspective.

Boys' College

Derek Kyle Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-010
  • Collection
  • 1952

1952 Aerial photographs showing the St Stithians property after the initial earthworks and before the start of construction of the buildings.
Extracts from Derek Kyle's autobiography.
Letter from Mel Wessels accompanying donation.

Kyle, Derek

Doreen Read Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2024-007
  • Fonds
  • 1953

Doreen Read Fonds: photographs taken during her time as a school parent, 1953 - 1967

Read, Doreen

Douglas Drysdale Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2023-003
  • Fonds
  • 1965

Photographs and documents relating to the events and personalities of the 1960s.

Drysdale, Douglas

Girls' College and Girls' Prep photographs 1994 onwards

  • ZA ZAR STS 2020-001
  • Collection
  • 1994

This collection includes a selection of photographs taken of the Girls' College and the Girls' Prep. The girls' schools were known collectively as the Collegiate from the time of the appointment of the first staff in 1994, up until the renaming of the campus schools into the current divisions in 2000. The earlier images included in this Collection were digitised from albums compiled by the staff between 1994 and the emergence of born digital photographs in the early 2000s. With the proliferation of digital images, the selection of images will reflect the activities of the GC and the GP in any particular year.

Girls' Prep

Hall collection

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-005
  • Collection
  • 1964

Digital copy of an obituary published in the SAJS, January 1964

St Stithians Archives

Harris Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2019-001
  • Collection
  • 1953

The Harris Album - a visual record of the early history of the school.
The Harris letters - printed and bound copies of the letters sent by EM Harris to his sister in England describing the day by day events that took place in the first eight years of the College.

Harris, Edwin Montague (Monty)

Havard Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-016
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The Havard fonds consists of various programmes and other memorabilia from Jeremy Havard's schooldays

Havard, Jeremy R J

Ian Woods Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2024-003
  • Fonds
  • 1964

Team photographs including Ian Woods.

Woods, Ian Caley

Junior Prep photographs 2001 onwards

  • ZA ZAR STS 2021-002
  • Collection
  • 2001

Initially, a selection of photographs compiled for the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Junior Prep.

Junior Prep

Kate Doyle Kamoka 2011 Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2024-004
  • Fonds
  • 2011

Early Kamoka photographs from the time the Kamoka Bush Camp was established

Doyle, Kate

Leake collection

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-004
  • Collection
  • 1970

The Collection consists of 2 albums, a box of correspondence and a few loose printed items and photographs. These include:
1) Printed items, particularly those relating to the Rand Aid Association of which Leake was a longstanding chairman and Methodist Churches in Johannesburg. Some brochures refer to Mountcollins House, which was named after Leake's association with the founding benefactors of the College;
2) Monochrome photographs including formal portraits, family photographs and incidental photographs;
3) Newspaper cuttings mostly related to the contribution that Leake made over his many years of involvement in the College, in the Rand Aid Association and the Methodist Church as well as a few social occasions;
4) Artefacts include Leake's passport and cards used to promote his candidacy in a Transvaal provincial election.
5) Correspondence acknowledging Leake's contribution to the development of Johannesburg and the Rand Aid Association.
6) Original certificates and licences issued to Leake and dating back to 1896.
7) Documents of the Wesleyan Church Trust.

Leake, Charles Hobson

Marinus Endenburg Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2023-002
  • Fonds
  • 1953

Items accumulated during Marius Endenburg's school years and his years involved in the OSA.
Items include:
1) Circular correspondence items
2) College prospectus
3) Chapel officialopening programme
4) Matric dinner programmes/menus
5) Programmes of Parents' annual dinner dances
6) OSA Annual dinner programmes/menus
7) OSA proposal for new club house
8) St Stithians College magazine 1953 - 1961 (Stythian)

Endenburg, Marinus H

Mark Henning Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-014
  • Fonds
  • 1969

Papers reflecting Henning's time as the third Head of St Stithians College.
Series 1: Correspondence and other papers between 1977 and 1982 relating to Mark Henning's battle on behalf of the College to have black students admitted to the College.

Henning, Mark

Norman Tickton Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2019-003
  • Collection
  • 1952 - 2006

Items include:
1) programmes of the early events at the BC during the time that Norman was a pupil (1953-1964);
2) early items of the Parents' Association on which Mr J J Tickton served;
3) photographs including those of the first classes at the College;
4) Correspondence including invitations, a Christmas greeting card and a letter

Tickton family

OSA Reunions

  • ZA ZAR STS 2023-005
  • Collection
  • 1957

Items compiled from digital images and other records from OSA reunions.


Rob McLaren fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2024-006
  • Fonds
  • 1964

Rob McLaren fonds including school group photographs and OSA Cricket teams
The illustrative image used as the key image to this fonds is the cover of Noseweek, #202, August 2016, which features Rob McLaren on his mission to unearth undervalued properties throughout South Africa's cities.

McLaren, Robert Cameron

Sandton Historical Association Annual Magazines 1978 - 1991

  • ZA ZAR STS 2023-003
  • Collection
  • 1978

Five volumes of the complete collection have been digitised as they each contain articles referring to the College or Driefontein Farm, a portion of which was purchased by the Trustees in order to build the College. These articles together form a significant part of the history of the College property from c. 1880 onwards.

Sandton Historical Association

St Stithians College magazines 1953 -

  • ZA ZAR STS 2020-002
  • Collection
  • 1953

School magazines recording the life and activities of the BC and BP between 1953 and 1995. Beyond 1995, each school produced their own magazine, with the BC retaining the name "Stythian". The BP produced a yearbook until 2000 with a gap until 2018, when publication of a yearbook was resumed.
School magazines for the Collegiate covered both GC and GP for the years 1995 to 1999 and thereafter the GC and GP produced their own Yearbook.
There is no magazine for the Junior Prep.

St Stithians College

Sue Mackenzie Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2024-005
  • Fonds
  • 1989

Sue Mackenzie Fonds: family and other photographs

Mackenzie, Sue

Thandulwazi fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-008
  • Fonds
  • 2012

Annual reports recording the stories and successes of the Academy.

Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy

Thornton Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-013
  • Fonds
  • 1956

The Thornton fonds consists of 2 original drawings for the Prefects' Charge from the silversmith, Helen Holmes.
The documents include 3 items of correspondence and 1 other document.

Thornton, Iain R G

Tributes to St Stithians long-standing staff members

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-006
  • Collection
  • 1953

Assorted tributes paid to long-serving staff and others on their retirement or departure from St Stithians. This collection also includes obituaries to such persons who have passed on.


Vernon Clegg Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-012
  • Fonds
  • 1960

This fonds consists of 34 monochrome and 2 colour photographs taken during the time Clegg was on the staff of the College.
The documents include 3 programmes from performances of the St Stithians Singers.

Clegg, Vernon Lewis

Wally Mears Fonds

  • ZA ZAR STS 2022-007
  • Fonds
  • 1911

This collection includes:
1) Union of South Africa. Department of Education. Teachers' Provisional First Class Certificate awarded to W G A Mears, dated March 1920
2) University of South Africa Master of Arts Degree certificate, March 1928 awarded to WGA Mears.
3) University of Cape Town. Citation accompanying the awarding of the Honorary Master of Education degree to WGA Mears. [undated]
4) Compliments slip accompanying the UCT citation.
5) WGA Mears letter to Mr Dunn, 1st May 1974.
6) WGA Mears letter to Mr Dunn, [undated]
7) Account of Mears' Epic Ride and accompanying note.

Mears, Walter George Amos (Wally)