From the SACS website
THE SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (SACS): ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW PRINCIPAL
The 188 year history of SACS is a proud and illustrious one. Nine Headmasters have led the school, each guiding the school to new levels of excellence, sometimes through challenging periods of history.
On his retirement, Mr Ken Ball will be leaving a legacy of academic, sporting and cultural excellence of which we are all proud. The School Governing Body (SGB) recognised the importance of ensuring that the best, most suitably qualified candidate be recruited to build on this legacy. The SGB therefore commenced preparatory work in 2015, reviewing the job specifications and characteristics necessary for the successful candidate. These included inter alia; an excellent track record in a leadership role in a successful and high-achieving school of academic, sporting and cultural excellence; excellent strategic, institutional and people leadership; being able to foster a culture and climate of learning aligned with the values of SACS and a commitment to cultural and religious diversity. This 18 month process culminated in a comprehensive recruitment process that led to interviews being held in November 2016.
This process has now been completed, and I am pleased to announce that Mr Brendan Grant has been appointed as the new Headmaster of SACS. Mr Grant is currently the Headmaster of Queen’s College in the Eastern Cape, having previously been Deputy Headmaster at Graeme College. He has great respect for SACS, and shares the values and ethos inherent in an education at SACS.
Mr Grant is married to Diana and they have two sons, Sean and Daniel. We look forward to welcoming the Grant Family to SACS. I have assured him of the support of the SGB, staff, learners, parents, Old Boys and greater SACS community as he charts the next chapter in the history of our great school.
SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY CHAIRMAN
From the Queen’s College website
It is with great regret that we have learnt that Mr Brendan Grant has been appointed to and accepted the position of Headmaster of the South African College High School (SACS) in Cape Town. We want to congratulate him and thank him for the valuable contribution he has made to the Queen’s College family as Headmaster as well as to the greater Queenstown community. He will leave some big shoes to fill and our best wishes accompany him and his family on their new journey. Mr Grant’s departure will be at a time to be negotiated and which suits the convenience of both schools. We, as an SGB, are confident that the current school management team and staff will manage a smooth transition during this time. We shall dedicate all our resources to the appointment of a suitable successor.
“I would like to thank our SGB and the community of Queen’s College for the faith you have placed in me as Headmaster, over the past five years. For my family and I, Queen’s College has been our life during this time and we shall miss it greatly. I have full confidence that the school possesses both the resources and more importantly the people, to ensure a successful transition and an elevation to the next level. This in the vital role we play as an Educational Institution of Excellence in our land. You can be assured of my absolute and full support in that process. There are exceptional people in this community whom I have had the privilege of getting to know and work with and in so doing, play a small role in the history of this great school. I will fulfil unreservedly in my duties as Headmaster and shall continue to foster the values that I hold dear for the remainder of my time at Queen’s College.”