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Past Pupils

Past Pupils History

The origins of the Past Pupils’ Association can be traced back to 1973. Since co-education was not to come until 1975, it was the Thomas More Old Boys’ Association that was formed with the dual aim of fostering relations between the Old Boys and the School, and amongst the Old Boys themselves. After 1976, when the first girls matriculated, the scope of the Association was broadened. Glen Bruton was the first chairman.

In later years, the chairman was co-opted onto the School Board. Rob Brislin and Dunstan Farrell, both lawyers, served in this capacity. Among achievements of those days were the forming of Cricket and Hockey Clubs, two teams in each case, and the establishment of a Clubhouse in an old building, more or less on the site of the present Clubhouse.
In the 80’s and early 90’s, the Association was struggling but things changed circa 1998, when the Robin Savory Pavilion was built. This magnificent amenity came under the control of the Thomas More Past Pupils’ Association and is administered by that body, needless to say in close co-operation with the School.

The Pavilion apart, the Association is active in several spheres, and under the energetic leadership of the present chairman, Melanie Küster, it is flourishing. The Men’s hockey teams continue to operate and a Ladies’ team has been added. The Moorcock Chronicle, sent to everyone on the database, serves both as a mouthpiece for the Past Pupils and as a link with the School. The Association co-hosts the annual Past Pupils’ Association Day.

Past Pupils' Association

We are attempting to consolidate and collect information about Past Students and Parents. We appreciate your time taken to update us with any news or photo’s that you have for us too. We now have a dedicated Past Pupils Office on site, and you are more than welcome to contact Rae using the information below.

Past Pupils AssociationRae Griesel
Secretary Past Pupils‘ Association
Tel: +27 31 764 8640
Cell: +27 (0)83 309 8907
Office Hours: 07h00 – 15h30
Email: rgriesel@thomasmore.co.za

Past Pupils' Association Committee Members

  • Past Pupils AssociationChairman
    Melanie Küster
    (Class of 2002)
  • Past Pupils AssociationVice Chairman
    Gary Green
    (Class of 1979)
  • School Representative
    Dave Wiggett
  • Treasurer and TMC Bursar
    Colleen Woodley
  • Various Events
    Kelsey van Wyk
    (Class of 2009)
  • Various Events
    James Baker
    (Class of 1979)
  • Various Events
    Bronwyn Burnett
    (Class of 2006)
  • Current Pupils and Mentorship
    Ross Belman
    (Class of 2012)
  • Overseas, Cape Town & Johannesburg Chapters
    René Missen
    (Class of 1979)
  • Hockey (Alternate Committee Member)
    Kelsey van Wyk
    (Class of 2009)
  • Water Polo (Alternate Committee Member)
    Gregg Higgs
  • Cycling (Alternate Committee Member)
    Tim Keep

Association Day

This annual event usually takes place in the third term and is intended to increase the interaction between Past Pupils and Current Pupils, as well as between the Past Pupils themselves. The day is run along social and sporting lines, and consists of the PPA AGM, various sporting friendlies between the School 1st Teams and Past Pupil Teams, family-orientated fun such as a jumping castle, the use of the conservancy cycle track, and social opportunities such as the “Catch Up with Your Teachers” session, as well as the relevant Decade Reunions.

Thomas More Hockey Club

The TMHC was established in 1982. We are now based at Thomas More College, using the Leffler Astroturf as our home ground. TMHC is an open club, meaning that anyone can join the club and play in our teams, but given our close association with the School and the Past Pupils Association (PPA), we encourage participation from current and past pupils.
We would like to encourage Thomas More pupils over the age of 13 years to join our club, and to play in our league teams.

Chairman – Kelsey van Wyk thomasmorehockeyclub@gmail.com
The Club Secretary – TBC
Ladies Club Contact – TBC

Alumni Portal

We would love to keep in touch with you after you have left Thomas More College. We regularly organise reunions, have sports groups if you are interested in keeping fit, and plan how to make the world a better place during our association meetings!

As you leave school, contact details can change often as you are settling into adult life. For this reason, we have a handy Alumni Portal, for you to easily be able to keep your details up-to-date. There are also options for writing some news about yourself, and you can even add some pictures in for us to help celebrate your life events with you.

Please contact Rae Griesel on rgriesel@thomasmore.co.za for your login details.

The quick links below will take you straight to the Alumni Portal login page and Past Pupils’ Association Facebook page.

Alumni Portal

PPA Facebook

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