|FAQ / Testomonials|
Posties are encouraged to play sport although representation of Treverton in sports such as rugby, athletics and swimming is governed by the rules of the individual KwaZulu-Natal School Sports associations (there is an age limit) and Post Matric activities take precedence over school sport involvement.
As the Postie school term is jam-packed with activity, students generally only get breaks at half-term and end of term.
Only on agreed conditions may a Postie be allowed to have his/her vehicle on the campus and associated costs will have to be taken care of personally .
Smoking and Drinking
Treverton is a "dry campus" so drinking is not permitted. Smoking is bad for health and is strongly discouraged and frowned upon.
Was it worth it?
Have a look at what some of the course participants and their parents had to say:
"Paddy went in a boy and now appears well on his way to being a man. The kind of man youâ€™d want at your back when things go wrong. What more could a father really want?
As a half-way house between being a school-child and being an adult, Trevertonâ€™s Post Matric course has been exemplary allowing my son to mature and develop, to become independent and yet able to interact positively with others.
It has brought out leadership skills I always believed he had and allowed a sense of responsibility to develop away from the shelter of his home and yet with a measure of â€˜careâ€™ at hand to ease a protective parentâ€™s mind.
It has exposed him to a wealth of experiences all of which have enriched him and made him very fit. Heâ€™s been exposed to sports heâ€™d never have tried otherwise and taught him self-discipline and consideration for others.
If heâ€™d gone straight to university from schools heâ€™d perhaps have floundered. Now heâ€™s readyâ€¦.."
A Father â€“ 2007
"The bravest are surely those with the vision of change and danger before them and yet not withstanding this, courage to go out and meet and conquer it. For any parent this was the ultimate to watch and observe as our Postie put challenge after challenge behind her and went on with a clearer vision to achieve."
"What a growth pattern and journey to be part of?"
Parents â€“ 2007
"I truly believe that this year has matured me into someone I have always wanted to be. I have experienced life in a sheltered but extreme environment and have grown better for it. I have made some great friendships and the responsibility is on me whether they continue to grow or not.
Athol has made a profound impact on my life and his counsel will always be in my decisions.
It has been the most defining year of my life so far."
Post Matric Pupil â€“ 2006
"This course is no walk in the park or for the faint hearted. It challenges you in every way possible, teaches you lessons about life, yourself and this world and exposes you to more than you can imagine.
I did go through times where I wondered why I was doing this, times where I did not enjoy courses and times where I had conflict with members in the group but that was nothing compared to what value it added to my life, how it helped me to grow and experience the adventures that I did and the really good friendships that I made."
Post Matric Pupil â€“ 2006
"Over and above bringing out the best in our son and daughter in their respective years as Posties at Treverton, their self-confidence and self-belief grew to the point that they now feel comfortable in most circumstances.
They have found leadership qualities that were previously buried and career direction. These qualities have made them more circumspect when dealing with people.
What a fantastic grounding for their adulthood."
Parents â€“ 2001 & 2003