GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL – NEWLY APPOINTED DEPUTY HEADMASTER
Glenwood High School in Durban welcome Mr Con Purchase who has been appointed the Deputy Headmaster at Glenwood High School.
BA (HOD) – University of Pretoria (1990)
Mr Purchase was the Deputy Headmaster at Pretoria Boys High School from July 2015 until mid-2017. His duties included: Managing and Mentoring Senior Housemasters, Implementation of the Health and Safety Programme, Liaison between School and Parent Association, Marketing, Managing Budgets for Sporting Codes, as well as managing the Director of Sport and Directors of Sporting Codes, Managing budgets for Cultural Programmes. Other than his duties as Deputy Headmaster he was the 1st XI Coach and he coached the U15 A Rugby Team. He was also active in the classroom as a geography teacher.
He worked at Jeppe High School for Boys (Johannesburg) from 2007 – June 2015. At Jeppe he was the Senior Deputy Principal involved with the grounds and buildings, school discipline, IT, setting the time table, security, educational duties and coaching. He coached the 1st XI Cricket Team, U14 A Cricket Coach, U15 and U14 A Rugby Coach and 2nd XV Rugby Coach.
From 2001 – 2006 he taught at Waterkloof House Preparatory School (Pretoria), teaching Geography, History and Physical Education. He coached the 1st XI, the 1st XV and was Master in charge of Senior Cricket, Rugby, Cross Country and Athletics. Other duties included being House Master, Boarder Master, Managing the Director of Sport and the Directors of Sporting Codes, as well as overseeing Sporting Programmes, managing the Cultural Programme of the school in conjunction with the Director of Arts and Culture. He coached the 1st XI Cricket and U15 A Rugby.
He started his teaching career at the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Pretoria) in 1992, teaching Geography, Computer Science, English and Business Economics. He coached the 1st XI Cricket, U14 A Cricket, U15 A Rugby, U14 A Rugby and he was a Boarder Master.
Selector of Nothern’s Titans U13 Schools Cricket Team (2006)
Selector of Pretoria English Primary Schools Cricket Team (2005 – 2006)
Co-organiser of Prestige Athletics Meeting for ISASA Schools (2002)
Coached Titans U17 Cricket Team (1997)
Coach Titans U18 Gerald Majola Week Cricket Side (1996)
Level 1 Accredited Football Coach
Level 2 Accredited Cricket Coach (latest 2006)
Level 2 Accredited Cricket Umpire and Scorer
Level 2 Accredited Rugby Coach
South African Colours 2008, 2010 (World Cup Team)
Northern Gauteng Action Cricket (over 35) 2004 – 2010
Northern Transvaal (B-team, 2 games) (1993)
Northern Cape Defence Cricket Team (1991)
Northern Transvaal Nuffield Team – Cricket (U18) (1986)
Northern Transvaal Junior Board Team (1985)
Northern Transvaal Cricket (U15) (1984)
Northern Transvaal Cricket (U13) (1981)
Premier League Cricket (Northern Transvaal) (1984 – 1994)