Message from the Head of School

At St David’s, we are a family, and as such we have each other’s best interests at heart.

“I wouldn’t trade my worst day at St David’s, for a great day anywhere else.”

The head prefect for 2020 would like to extend to you a warm welcome to St David’s Marist Inanda.

St David’s is a place that, in our years attending this institution, has transcended the title of a school. To us, the school means much more than that: St David’s is our home. All boys who don the blue-and-gold blazer understand that they are a part of something larger – a Marist family.

St David’s boasts many admirable traits, but perhaps our greatest is the profound sense of brotherhood. At St David’s we have all felt a deep sense of belonging. We, as brothers, strive to motivate and support one another. We encourage each other to pursue our passions, no matter what they might be, in the interests of our brothers’ happiness. High school can be a tumultuous journey, filled with many triumphs and defeats, but there is one constant: your brother will always stand beside you, providing his support.

St David’s is part of the worldwide Marist community, and our culture is largely built around the Catholic-aligned Marist values. These core principles include:

  • Presence
  • Simplicity
  • Family spirit
  • Love of work
  • In the Way of Mary

These principles provide a moral framework for the boys, and we strive to incorporate these values in the way we conduct ourselves every day. The teachings of our founder, St Marcellin Champagnat, are still of vital importance at our beloved school.

Not only does this institution provide us with top-quality education, it possesses a culture that moulds the boys into virtuous men. St David’s understands the need to produce holistic men who can thrive outside the school grounds.

This is embraced in our school ethos of Gentleman, Scholar and Sportsman. To keep a balance in these three areas is key for an Inanda boy, and the matric group of 2020 will do its utmost to set an example for junior grades to follow.

At St David’s, we are a family, and as such we have each other’s best interests at heart. We understand that our culture is aimed at developing each one of us, and because of this, we endeavour to maintain and grow our culture.

This is done through upholding the basic behavioural standards expected of a St David’s boy. These behaviours include greeting, punctuality and keeping our school environment in a pristine state. These behaviours form the foundations of our culture, upon which everything else will be built. Every Inanda boy is united under the cause of strengthening these foundations and maintaining the culture that will improve his brothers. In 2020, we aim to fulfil our individual responsibilities as St David’s boys, and hold each other accountable for the sake of improving one another.

The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade and promises to be an exciting year for St David’s on all fronts. The matric group of 2020 will work towards making this an unforgettable year, and we hope to see you join us in some respect, on the final stretch of our high school journey.

Long live the black and gold.

Nqubeko Mthabela
Head of School