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Shine : A Musical Extravaganza

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Apr 2018

Shine : A Musical Extravaganza

School concerts are pretty special events to attend regardless of your age. They are events where so many dreams yet to be fulfilled are often birthed and imagined. A breeding ground for the world’s future artists, a place where so many of our industries leading musicians first discovered their love for their craft. This was the impetus that inspired Natalie Rungan to calendar the event...

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DHS 14 Hockey Undefeated at Westville Festival!

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Apr 2018

DHS 14 Hockey Undefeated at Westville Festival!

Our U14A Hockey side played in the Westville Hockey Festival and we are delighted to say that there were undefeated. Their scores were as follows: DHS 3-1 St Benedicts DHS 1-1 Menlopark DHS 1-1 Helpmekaar DHS 4-1 Grasfontein DHS 1-1 Rondebosch Well done, Gentlemen!


From the Head Master’s Desk : 23 March

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Mar 2018

From the Head Master’s Desk : 23 March

The end of term 1 of 2018 sees the completion of my first year as Head Master of this incredible institution. The journey has certainly been a blur of activity punctuated with many highlights, too many to mention even in précis form. Transformation in education is a worldwide phenomenon as it has been recognised that traditional education practices and theories are outdated. In education, Henry...

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Scott Mathie Attends IRANZ HP Course

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Feb 2018

Scott Mathie Attends IRANZ HP Course

The IRANZ High Performance coaching course held at the Rugby institute in New Zealand was the most valuable experience I’ve had as a coach so far. Held in the small town of Palmerston North on the North Island, at Massey University, the institute provided a full schedule of workshops, presentations and coaching by a plethora of experienced and distinguished coaches.   Unlike any other coaching...

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2017 Leaders Announced!

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Oct 2016

2017 Leaders Announced!

Leading Durban High School in 2017! In a special assembly in the DC Thompson School hall at Durban High School on October 11, the school’s Prefect Body and RCL for 2017 was announced. The much anticipated announcement of the Leadership Assembly was that of the Head Boy and Deputy Prefects for 2017. Head Boy of Durban High School for 2017 is Phendulani Buthelezi who will...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 9 September 2016

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Sep 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 9 September 2016

We had a very good two weeks inside and outside the classroom. We announced the Junior Prefects this week and they will be in action the next few weeks. The school will then vote for their leaders for 2017. Our Athletes retained the Northwood Quadrangular Athletics title by beating Glenwood, Northwood and Westville. Our athletes are phenomenal and deserve recognition. We had the best U17...

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Grade 10 Leadership Excursion to Khotso

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Aug 2016

Grade 10 Leadership Excursion to Khotso

On Monday morning 99 Grade 10s gathered on Top Field to begin, for what was for most of them, their first experience in the outdoors in the Southern Berg. Our destination was Khotso Horse Trails situated 12 km outside Underberg. This 1300 hectare working horse and sheep farm is nestled at the foot of this majestic mountain range and is only minutes away from the famous Sani Pass....

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The Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 5 August 2016

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Aug 2016

The Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 5 August 2016

Work on the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre is almost complete and I cannot wait to see the end product.  It was one of my dreams for DHS and due to the fantastic generosity of Old Boy Chris Seabrooke it is almost there.  We have also appointed a Music Director, Natalie Rungan who, I have no doubt, will take the Music Department at DHS to new...

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Blackmore House Pays Tribute to Madoda!

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May 2016

Blackmore House Pays Tribute to Madoda!

In 2013 Madodandile Mavaleliso (Soyiki), in Grade 9 at Durban High School, tragically passed away while participating in a Rugby Tournament. The trauma his passing caused was immense, the devastation felt by the entire DHS community, the Blackmore House boys and Rugby boys and staff in particular. The cause of his death is still unknown. This year’s Matrics, the Class of 2016, were Madoda’s classmates...

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