St. Anne's Diocesan College
|St Anne's Diocesan College|
Hilton Avenue, Leonard, Hilton, 3245, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
|Motto||Res Non Verba, Crux Non Vis - Deeds not Words, the Cross not Force|
|Headmaster||David Ian Arguile|
|Grades||8 - 12|
|Number of students||440 girls|
|School color(s)||Blue and White|
St Anne's Diocesan College was founded by the Rt Revd William Macrorie, Bishop of Maritzburg[a] and Miss Creswell in 1877 in the Manse Building in Pietermaritz Street in Pietermaritzburg. In 1878 the school was moved to the corner of Loop Street and Pine Street in Pietermartzburg. The move to its current location in the village of Hilton which lies above Pietermaritzburg was done in 1904.
In 1977 the tradition to wear white to the matric ball was started. The colour white was chosen as it symbolises purity and virginity.
Previous lady wardens and headmasters
- 1877-1879 Miss Creswell (1st lady warden)
- 1879-1889 Miss Usherwood
- 1890-1903 Miss Marianne Browne
- 1903-1907 Miss Isabel Drury
- 1907-1917 Miss Frances Baines
- 1917-1941 Miss Dorothy L. Andrews
- 1942-1950 Miss Molliew Kate Stone
- 1950-1954 Miss Molly Woods
- 1954-1955 Miss Dorothy Beggs (Acting Warden)
- 1955-1963 Miss Dorothy McEune
- 1964-1968 Miss Joyce Carew
- 1969-1972 Miss Margaret E. Beer
- 1973-1974 Mrs Sheila Morgan
- 1975-1986 Mr Anthony Cheetham
- 1987-1997 Mr Bill McQuade
- 1998-2009 Mr David Wilkinson
- 2010- Mr David Arguile
There are six boarding houses:
- Killie Campbell (1881 - 1965), collector of Africana
- Elizabeth Klarer, the "Woman who loved an alien"[c]
- Candice Swanepoel, supermodel and Victoria's Secret Angel
Notes and references
- During the controversy between Robert Gray (bishop of Cape Town) and John Colenso, Bishop of Natal, a rival Diocese of Maritzburg was established and Macrorie was its first bishop, Hamilton Baynes was its second and last bishop
- named after William Macrorie, bishop of Maritzburg
- An extra terrestrial, not a foreigner
- Vietzen, Sylvia (1973). A history of education for European girls in Natal: with particular reference to the establishment of some leading schools, 1837-1902. University of Natal Press. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-86980-027-0.
- Randall, Peter (1982). Little England on the veld: the English private school system in South Africa. Ravan Press. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-86975-220-3.
- Beukes, Lauren (2004). Maverick: Extraordinary Women from South Africa's Past. Oshun. ISBN 978-1-77007-050-9.