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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 14 December 2018

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Dec 2018

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 14 December 2018

The end of the year brings about the festive season and a time to spend with loved ones. I’m sure the Matrics have this tinged with some angst as they await their results, which will undoubtedly reflect their efforts. The rest of School showed a marked improvement from the previous term and special mention must be made of the very good Grade 8 results in...

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From the Head Master’s Desk : 5 October 2018

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Oct 2018

From the Head Master’s Desk : 5 October 2018

Term 3 has come and gone as we take a break to catch our breath. There is no doubt that this is a very busy school, but it is this busyness that ensures that we continue to grow and at the same time prepare our boys for the challenges that lie ahead of them when they leave school! Some boys however, don’t utilise the opportunities...

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From the Head Master’s Desk : 23 March 2018

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Jul 2018

From the Head Master’s Desk : 23 March 2018

  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in education is a worldwide phenomenon as it has been recognised that traditional education practices and theories are outdated.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,...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 29 September 2017

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Sep 2017

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 29 September 2017

The relationship between Staff, Parents, Old Boys and the Community is vital in support of the African proverb of “It takes a village to raise a child”. I thank all role players for their dedication and support throughout this term in the development of our Boys.  The pure weight of activities and events taking place at DHS makes it impossible to reflect on them all. ...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 30 June 2017

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Jul 2017

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 30 June 2017

The second term of 2017 has certainly been an eventful one, and personally very rewarding. It has been very gratifying to receive the support of the boys, parents, staff and passionate Old Boys of School. While there is much to do, there is no shortage of willingness from all parties. Obviously, a stand out feature of the term has been the success of the 1st...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 5 May

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May 2017

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 5 May

On 19 April 2017 I assumed duty as the 15th Head Master of Durban High School. I thank the Governing Body for the honour bestowed upon me and I thank all members of the DHS community for their warm welcome and support. Whilst I have always been aware of the steeped history of DHS, it is only now having walked through these hallowed buildings and...

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Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 31 March 2017

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Apr 2017

Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 31 March 2017

It was fantastic to host Mr Trevor Bennison and his wife Yvonne at the Trevor Bennison Rugby Day on 22 March. Unfortunately, this year we only had eight schools participating due to the Private and Public schools closing on different dates. We hope this will not be an issue in 2018. We thank all the schools who participated and wish them well for the season....

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 17 March 2017

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Mar 2017

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 17 March 2017

The School held School Governing Body Parent By–Elections on Tuesday 14 March at 18h00. Mr Barrie Knox-Davies and Mrs Chandhira Maniram, both of whom have sons in Grade 8, were elected as new members of the SGB. Mrs Maniram is an educator and Mr Know-Davies has IT and Marketing experience.  We thank them for giving up personal time to serve our community and wish them...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 10 March 2017

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Mar 2017

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 10 March 2017

I had two interesting groups of people who met with me this week. On Monday 6 March, Sudhaker and Vyasa Dass come to see me about Mr A Parthasarathy, an internationally acclaimed philosopher, making use of our hall on Sunday 6 August. All three of the Dass brothers attended Durban High School. Sudhaker and Vyasa are presently based at the Vedanta Academy situated in the...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 3 March 2017

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Mar 2017

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 3 March 2017

I attended meetings for Principals on Monday 27 February and Tuesday 28 February and it was good to see that the framework is in place in respect of monitoring and feedback to individual schools on each subject. I have no doubt this monitoring and accountability will have the desired effect on our education system. It is pleasing and I am sure that the system is...

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