Headmaster's Newsletters

Stay in the loop with school news and messages from our Headmaster, Eswee Prinsloo. 

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 21 June 2021

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 21 June 2021

Dear Clifton Parents and Guardians For those of you more familiar with our campus, you may be aware of the magnificent Gingko Biloba specimen which stands near the swimming pool, adjacent to the Dream Tree. Google will tell you that extracts from the Gingko (also...

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 11 June 2021

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 11 June 2021

Dear Clifton Parents and Guardians The Baltic conditions over the past few days reminded me of Mr George Winnicott, a true Clifton legend, and a great fan of the safari suit. Mr Winnicott retired from Clifton in 1998, having spent 36 of the 50 years of his teaching...

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 4 June 2021

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 4 June 2021

Dear Clifton Parents and Guardians It was Mr Dieter Schallen, an erstwhile Clifton Estate Manager, who once said, “If you don’t like the weather in Nottingham Road just wait 15 minutes.” (At this point just allow yourself to pause and nod if you have an umbrella, a...

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 28 May 2021

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 28 May 2021

Dear Clifton Parents and Guardians Apocryphal or not, it is alleged that Albert Einstein explained his theory of relativity as follows: “When you sit with a pretty girl for two hours you think it's only a minute, but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute you think...

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 21 May 2021

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 21 May 2021

Dear Clifton Parents and Guardians The Amethyst Sunbird I introduced you to last week has moved off from the Chapel area, although I thought I spotted him briefly amongst the newly-flowering Wild Dagga plants when I was wandering around near the Grade 4 classrooms...

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 14 May 2021

Headmaster’s Newsletter – 14 May 2021

Dear Clifton Parents and Guardians In a week commemorating Ascension Day and Jesus’ ascent to Heaven, I am reliably informed by Google that this is celebrated in different ways in various parts of the world. In parts of Sweden, for example, some people take to going...