Dunn House

History of the Hostel

Dunn House houses the Grade 1- 7 learners. Dunn House is named for Reginald A Dunn, known as Fetta to the boys, who came to St. Andrew’s in 1921 as a 21-year-old veteran of World War I. He had served in the Royal Navy and came to South Africa to recover from the trauma of his war experiences. What was expected to be a relatively short recuperation became a life-long passion and commitment to St. Andrew’s. “Fetta”Dunn retired in 1951 after 31 years of selfless service.

His wholehearted service covered many facets of school life and, together with the headmaster F.W. Storey, helped to create the values and spirit associated with the current St. Andrew’s. He is remembered as an outstanding housemaster whose strict discipline contributed to his focus on training boys in all aspects of Christian and gentlemanly behaviour.

He commanded great respect as a science teacher, tennis coach and officer commanding of the school’s naval cadet detachment. In 1927 he was ordained as an Anglican priest and served as the school chaplain. He retired to Harrismith and in 1977, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his ordination, the school choir travelled to Harrismith to add to his celebration.

The Dunn House badge depicts the Paschal Lamb or Passover Lamb which symbolises the enduring commitment that the Reverend A.R. Dunn made to St. Andrew’s School.

Dunn House

Welcome to Dunn House, our hostel for grade 1-7 boys!

Dunn House is your son’s 2nd home, and we want your son to feel that way about it.

Our goal is to provide a happy, safe, and homely environment for your son.

As a parent, you are always welcome to come and speak to the house parents should you have any questions or concerns or perhaps just want to pop in for a cup of coffee and a visit!

Liza Anne Meyer