The Grey Matter is the school’s newspaper, released at the conclusion of each term. Since its humble establishment in 1957, the publication has progressed from a one-page, hand-written account to an aesthetically-pleasing, insightful and dynamic digest of Grey’s news and views.
Grey High School learners who are members of the club are responsible – under the guidance of master-in-charge, Mr J. van Niekerk – for both the content and design of the publication. The editor – traditionally a Grade 11 learner – allocates topics to reporters who are responsible for writing and submitting their article/s by the given due date. The editorial team then undertake the massive task of editing and compiling the publication.
The club is open to Grade 8 to 11 boys. Learners wishing to join are required to have an above-average English mark, as well as a keen interest in writing. However, those with creative skills (such as sketching) are also accommodated should space be available. Such learners often put their talent to good use through the creation of comics, cover designs etc.
Grey Matter is an exciting opportunity for boys to not only display their writing skills, but to also have their work remain in the “history books”, as copies of every edition are stored in the school museum. Requests are often made by Old Greys to view Grey Matter editions as they reminisce their school days.
Photo: The Grey Matter 2016 Committee
Back Row: Aaron Dennis; Mitch Lovemore; Tristan Stubbs; Troy van der Westhuysen; Josh C. Tucker; Cody Coombe-Davis; Nafi Alam
Front Row: Sachin Naidoo (Media & communications); Siddharth Ranchod (Design Editor); Mr J. van Niekerk (Master-in-Charge);
Gerhard Woithe (Editor); Ricky King (Media & Communications); Gideon van der Vyfer
Insert: Alex Heynes (Deputy Editor); Aidan Finlay; Cameron Venter; Raaiq Fataar; Curtleigh Alaart
Grey Matter team visited The Herald