St. Alban's College is a young, vibrant Anglican boys' school. It came into existence on 1 February 1963 with a total strength of 37 boys and 3 masters. With now 510 boys and 43 teachers, plus an array of support staff.
From its very inception it has been a school that loves a challenge. The founder-Headmaster, Anton Murray, was a South African cricketer who sought to maintain the best traditions of liberal education. So an emphasis on well-rounded development prevails, and games such as cricket, rugby and hockey have always figured prominently in our history.
However, the youth of the school has fortunately enabled us to escape the shackles of tradition and St Alban's has made a name for itself as an innovator, rather than as a preserver. St Alban's has pioneered the way in many important areas: opening its doors to boys of colour before it was legal to do so, providing educational upliftment programmes for disadvantaged members of the community, embracing the benefits of technology and its application in education, revising the curriculum, exploring innovative teaching methodologies. It is an exciting school.
Mr Murray devoted twenty years of his life to the school. Mr Paul Marsh was headmaster during a transitional phase lasting for four years. Mr Ronnie Todd introduced many radical changes during his ten years as headmaster. The fourth headmaster was Mr Grant Nupen, who was one of those 37 pioneering Foundation Scholars in 1963 and went on to become the first Head Boy – a distinction he held for three years!
The year 2003 saw the school celebrate its 40th birthday: St Alban's College has survived perilous infancy and turbulent adolescence and is now embarked on confident manhood, under the direction of Mr Tom Hamilton.
St Alban's College is a learning community of boys, staff and parents. We are forward looking, committed to quality and service, and we pursue innovative strategies and encourage personal responsibility in the interest of all-round development of the boy as he journeys towards manhood.
St Alban’s is an Anglican Church School that strives after Christian values.
These, held in common with people of other faiths, include compassion, courage, and a commitment to what is right.
We aim to create a just, peaceful, united, positive, ethical, happy and caring community.
St. Alban's strives to develop the boys into well-rounded young men that are prepared for anything in the future.
Who works hard and effective at their sport, academics, well being and attitude, so that they can become the best of the best. Achieving great results where ever they go and what ever they do, working to change the world to a better place, piece by piece.
We dedicate ourselves to a stimulating, balanced programme, which is sensitive to the needs of individual students, encourages them increasingly to assume responsibility for themselves and which promotes an ethos that learning is enjoyable.
We aim to lead in the effective development and use of innovative learning systems, turning our educational ideas into reality.
We strive to be at the leading edge of appropriate technology enabling us to access and exchange information.
We aim to equip students with the life skills which will enable them to make a positive contribution in an open and dynamic global society.
We accept our responsibility to the wider educational field; and with those concerned, to develop innovative programmes for the community at large.
St. Alban's College has produced some great sportsman over the past years. In cricket there is: Gerald Dros, Matthew Arnold and Thabo Dikgale, amongst others.