Welcome to DHS, Mr Goodwin!
Durban High School is very pleased to welcome to the staff body this term, our new Deputy Head Master, Mr Gavin Goodwin.
Mr Goodwin comes to us from Durban Preparatory High School, where he has proudly taught for 16 years. His involvement at DPHS has been broad, including curricular and extra-curricular activities, pastoral care, capital development projects and tours.
He has a great deal of sporting interest. He has experience as a player and administrator, at school, club and provincial level, in a number of sporting codes.
His passion these days is in the value that sporting and cultural activities brings into the lives of the boys of South Africa, and Durban High School in particular.
Mr Goodwin’s portfolio at DHS includes being Head of Sport & Cultural Activities and Head of Discipline.
He is a meticulous planner who thrives on challenges. He is a big proponent of teamwork within an organisation and believes that the leader in everybody needs to be nurtured and encouraged. He subscribes fully to the school vision: Producing Gentlemen of Character.
He attended Queensburgh Boys’ High School and trained at the Edgewood College of Education. He has previously taught at Hillcrest Primary School and worked in the corporate world as a safety consultant.
Mr Goodwin is married to Sally-Anne and has two sons, Cameron and Josh.
His out of school interests include the Berg, bush and sea. He is an avid fisherman who loves the outdoors, and spends as much of his free time there as possible.
We warmly welcome Mr Goodwin and wish him all the very best. We look forward to his input and hope he has a long and successful stay at Durban High School.