We dedicate ourselves to a stimulating, balanced programme, which is sensitive to the needs of individual students, and encourages them increasingly to assume responsibility for themselves and which promotes an ethos that learning is enjoyable.

Experience St Alban’s (Open Day)

Experience St Alban’s is held annually in March. Over these two days, Grade 7 boys are given the opportunity to stay over at the College for a night and a day, write our benchmark tests, play sports and enjoy most of the activities we offer at the College.

Parents are invited to join us for a “Talk with Shane”, when Shane Kidwell, the Headmaster welcomes everyone and gives a detailed, but often, light-hearted account of the school. A cocktail party finishes the day and happy, exhausted boys are sent home to further recount their experiences and discuss their futures.

For more information contact our admissions team at

New Boys’ Day

I am sure you cannot believe that you are finally sitting here at the newboys luncheon on the St Alban’s campus. Time continues to fly and after speaking to many of you during 2019, I know that you were keen to put your Preparatory careers behind you and move on to the final phase of your school career. The problem with this is that, not too long from now, you will most probably be in the same situation as our Matrics from last year, who are at a University welcome tea this morning. It all rushes by very quickly, so savour the moments!   We have young men from 40 different school here this morning – from all around the world. I would like to pay tribute to those who have travelled the furthest. No, it’s not Polokwane – Liam Schniewind joins us from Fulham School in the UK and Musa Mlangeni from Geneva in Switzerland.

We recently invited an Alumnus, Dion Chang, to address our academic staff members on the topic: THE SECOND WAVE OF DISRUPTION AND THE SKILLS AND MINDSET REQUIRED TO SUCCEED IN THE FUTURE. Dion is a strategic thinker, keynote speaker, a walking ideas bank and professional cage rattler. He lectures Foresight and Innovation Implementation modules for executives and senior management at various business schools, including GIBS, UCT’s Graduate School of Business and Duke University in the USA. He has devised and hosted three trend conferences and published three trend books.

Scholarships & Exhibitions

Entrance Scholarships

Entrance Scholarships are based on the overall performance of the learner in our Benchmark Assessment Test written in March.

St Alban’s College is bound by the rules laid down by ISASA as to when the results of the scholarship will be made public. Scholarship offers will be made by the date determined by ISASA (a national date is set, usually in May). All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the headmaster.

These scholarships are awarded on academic performance only. All awards are for the scholar’s whole career at St Alban’s College, up to Form 5 (Grade 12), provided that conduct and industry are satisfactory.


These are awarded annually on the basis of a demonstrated talent in scholarship, sport or music. These awards are usually granted on entry to St Alban’s College. Sports for which we award Exhibitions include cricket, rugby, hockey and water sports/aquatics.

There will be a maximum of eight such awards per year group of values ranging from 10% to 40% of tuition fees. The right to not make awards, or awards to the amounts stated, in any year, is reserved.

Prospective parents who wish their sons to be considered for such an award should submit a 1-page detailed curriculum vitae of their son’s achievements, with the names and contact details of at least three referees.