Dear Old Boy

The Pretoria Boys High School Old Boys’ Association would like to inform all Old Boys of the announcement made by the School earlier today of Mr Reeler's relinquishment of the position of Headmaster of Pretoria Boys High School as from June 2020. The official announcement from the School is included below.

The Association, while saddened by the news, fully supports Mr Reeler in his decision and looks forward to working with him over the next year as he comes to the end of his tenure.

It is hereby announced that Mr Tony Reeler will relinquish the headmastership of Pretoria Boys High School as from June 2020 due to his recent appointment as headmaster of Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town as from July of that year.

It goes without saying that this announcement is made with sadness because of the fine record of service rendered by Mr Reeler in his nine years at our school. However, at the same time, his appointment to another prestigious school is a notable achievement and the Boys High community extends its congratulations to him on his new appointment. We are able to say with confidence that our loss will be Bishops ' gain.

Mr Reeler's decision to accept the position at Bishops is in line with his original intention of holding the Boys High headmastership for around a decade and his philosophy that this is the optimal period to remain effective in leading a high school. The decision to accept a new position was not taken lightly and it is with very mixed feelings that he contemplates the next move in a career that spans over thirty years. The prospect of a new challenge is tempered by the rewarding period spent at PBHS.

Obviously closer to the conclusion of Mr Reeler's term of office next year, a full tribute will be paid to his contribution to our school. In the interim, the priority will be the identifying and appointment of a successor, which will be the responsibility of the school governing body and the Education Department. The fifteen months available should allow this to be done with the thoroughness which the task demands. Because PBHS is a public school, this will be undertaken according to the prescribed process. The outcome will be communicated to the Boys High community as soon as possible thereafter.

The school's staff and governing body have already been informed of this decision.


JW Illsley
W Forrester
Second Master Chairman of SGB

This e-mail is proudly sponsored by PBHSOB