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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 29 July 2016

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Jul 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 29 July 2016

I recently read an article on accepting responsibility for your own actions and not blaming others and I would like to share that with you.  You can read the full article called Accept responsibility – the key to better results and relationships at the following web address: http://www.coachingpositiveperformance.com/accept-responsibility/ “When things go wrong in life, it is easy to search for a scapegoat ie, somebody to...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 22 July 2016

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Jul 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 22 July 2016

I welcome the staff and boys of DHS back to the school after the July holidays. Another busy term is waiting but we would not want it any other way. We ended term 2 off with the June Examinations and these reports will be available in the next week. Last week I attended a function at the Education Department where the “One Hundred Days before...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 20 May 2016

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May 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 20 May 2016

There is a lot of excitement in the school as we build up to the Founders Weekend from 3-4 June.  This is our most important weekend of the year and we expect a large number of Old Boys to descend on Durban and our beloved school over that weekend.  There are groups getting together and we also have the Old Boys Dinner on the Friday,...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 13 May 2016

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May 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 13 May 2016

This is an article I wrote almost three years ago and would like it to be circulated again: From time to time I get asked whether children involved in sport at a competitive level, should specialize in one sport and if the decision is to specialize, at what age they should start specializing? I do not have all the answers, but I have been involved...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 6 May 2016

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May 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 6 May 2016

We are at the moment busy with our 150th Cultural Week which started last Friday with a Comedy Evening.  This was followed by the House Plays on Tuesday, “Music thru the School” on Wednesday (which was highly entertaining with both boys and staff showing off their music talents), “The Boys are back in Town” on Friday and another evening with local Stand-up Comedians on Saturday...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 29 April 2016

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Apr 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 29 April 2016

Durban High School has produced some fine leaders in the past and here the following come to mind immediately:   Gavyn Arthur (Mayor of London), John Oxley (SA Ambassador to Australia), Major Edwin Swales (Military), Chris Seabrooke (Business) and Hashim Amla (SA Test Cricket Captain), etc to name a few.  There are many, many more and in an internet article a few years ago we were...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 22 April 2016

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Apr 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 22 April 2016

So much is happening in our country at the moment, with political parties sparing over voters for the coming local elections, the Rand trying to recover ground lost since last December as well as the persistent drought in large parts to name a few. Against this backdrop it is imperative that we provide our learners with a safe and stable environment to work and learn...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 14 April 2016

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Apr 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 14 April 2016

At DHS we believe in a holistic education where Academics, Culture and Sport all form part of the development of our boys.  However, I get asked from time to time which one of the three is more important and the logical answer would be Academics.  For me it is not Academics, but Character Building that is the most important aspect that needs to be developed...

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