Mr Peter Murison will be joining Jeppe at the beginning of next year. He will be involved in the areas of pastoral care and learner leadership development, among others.
He has been a housemaster at St John’s College for the past three years. He taught English and coached cricket and rugby. He was assistant coach of this year’s very successful St John’s 1st rugby team.
“At St John’s, part of my role was pastoral care – the boy’s experience of school – and it’s an area I am passionate about,” Mr Murison said. “I was also in charge of leadership development of the senior learners. I am very glad that I will be continuing in those fields at Jeppe.”
Mr Murison is from Cape Town. He attended Rondebosch Boys’ High School where his father was the headmaster. After studying at UCT, he taught at Wellington College in the UK, at a school in South Korea and at Wynberg Boys’ High School in Cape Town.
“I am excited at the prospect of taking the next step in my career at Jeppe. Mr Keith Richardson, my principal at Wynberg used to say: ‘work for people you respect and from whom you can learn things.’ I believe that will be the case at Jeppe.
“It’s a great South African public school and all that I have seen and heard tells me that it provides a holistic education to boys, in a unique environment that reflects the reality of South Africa today.”
Mr Murison has already been allocated the cricket team that he will be coaching next year and he is involved with the planning for 2020, as part of the school executive.
“It’s easy to give your all when you are surrounded by others who do the same and where the leadership role-models that willingness to contribute,” he said. “I’m looking forward to being part of that at Jeppe High School for Boys.”