Hill College reaches a summit

HILL College is celebrating its 50th anniversary reunion tomorrow at the Crusaders Sports Club and on Saturday at the President's Suite at St George's Park.

The school was started by Nigel Bourne in January 1963 on the first floor of the historic Richardson building off the Market Square.

Bourne was a progressive science teacher who felt there was a need for a more pupil-centred school in Port Elizabeth.

In its infancy the school focused predominately on matric, and allowed pupils to complete grades 11 and 12 in one year – resulting in the school gaining the nickname "cram college". Today the school offers grades 10, 11 and 12 as separate years, with specialist teachers for all subjects at its new home in Mill Park.

This weekend's gathering will see past and current Hill College pupils come together in celebration of the achievements and memories of the school.

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