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Index New Queen's Junior Headmaster, Lester Pike

Date : 12 March 2018

Queen’s College Boys’ Primary School is proud to announce that Mr Lester Pike has been appointed as the new Headmaster with effect from July 1, 2018.

It is with great anticipation and excitement that the school looks forward to welcoming Mr Pike and his wife, Joan, to the Queen’s family.

Mr Pike was born at Frontier Hospital in Queenstown – now known as Komani – and spent his childhood growing up in this beautiful town. He attended both Queen’s College Boys’ Primary School and matriculated from Queen’s College Boy’s High School, bringing his secondary education to a close.

As a man who believes he was always destined to become a teacher, he started off working for the Ciskei Department of Works until the completion of his two year National Service. He then spent a year on the road, travelling through Europe.

Returning to South Africa, he completed a BA Phys Ed at Rhodes, then a BA Hons and completed his Higher Education Diploma at Rhodes in nearby Grahamstown. While at university, he played rugby and took part in gymnastics.

Mr Pike’s first teaching post was at Selborne Primary School where he served as Grade Head of Grade 6 and Head of Senior Department respectively for several years.

He is an avid sports fan and has been involved in Border Primary Schools as a selector, manager and coach, having coached the Selborne U13A rugby team for numerous years.

He was also on the Local Organising Committee for the South African Primary Schools athletics championships when these were held in East London.

He was appointed as headmaster of Komga Junior School in June 2013 where he has been serving to date.

He has run both the Comrades Marathon and the Two Oceans Marathon.

As an honorary life member of the Dramatic Society of the East London, he has been involved in set construction and sound and lighting design for many productions. Mrs Pike has been a drama teacher at Selborne Primary School and has produced and directed several school shows.

Mr and Mrs Pike have been married for 24 years and they have two children, Duncan, 22, and Micaela, 20. Mr Pike, upon being welcomed to his new post, said, "I see no greater honour than being appointed as headmaster of my Alma Mater.”



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