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“We Will Remember Them”

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Nov 2018

“We Will Remember Them”

On Friday 9 November 2018 Durban High School hosted Old Boys, Veterans, Members of the Defence Force, Grade 8 and Blackmore House Boys and the Staff of DHS at the Annual Remembrance Day Service. It was 100 years ago on Sunday, the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, that the Armistice was signed to mark the end of the hostilities of...

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Thando Hlongwane

12

Nov 2018

DHS Old Boys Continue to Excel in Leadership!

Thando Hlongwane (Deputy Head Boy and RCL Chairman 2015) went on to study Commerce at UCT succeeding his matriculation, whilst also being a Candidate Fellow of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, an organisation dedicated to producing the next generation of high impact entrepreneurs. Since then, Thando has been at the forefront of starting up and sustaining successful businesses, mostly relating to the fields of Finance...

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Craig Duff (left) and Odette Francesconi (right), the innovators and founders of NewBridge Institute (additionally the founders of Varsity College in 1991), pictured with DHS Head Master, Mr A D Pinheiro (seated middle) signing the lease for NewBridge Institute, Musgrave campus, located on the corner of St Thomas and Stephen Dlamini (Essenwood) Roadd, together with Roger Collins (standing), NewBridge Musgrave campus principal

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Nov 2018

Revolutionary New Campus to Open at Durban High School in 2019

South African education innovators, Craig Duff and Odette Francesconi, who founded Varsity College in Durban in 1991 and were instrumental in the growth and development  of the brand for over 25 years, will open a pioneering new educational support and professional development campus in Musgrave, Durban, in January 2019. Speaking after signing the lease for the Musgrave campus, which will be located at the corner...

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Major Award Winners

07

Nov 2018

Senior Prize-Giving & Grade 12 Bell Ringing Ceremony

The Durban High School annual Senior Speech Day & Prize-Giving and Matric Final Assembly were combined this year into one ceremony and held in the evening instead of the morning as has been the tradition.  Renamed as the Senior Prize-Giving and Grade 12 Bell Ringing Ceremony, it was held on Thursday 11 October at 17h30. The guest speaker for the event was Mr Craig Kesson,...

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International Studies Programme Exchange

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Nov 2018

International Studies Programme Exchange

Fayed Shaikjee, Khayelihle Hlomuka, Ziyaad Joosab, Toana Ngidi and Amahle Shazi were selected to go on a cultural exchange to the Minnetonka High School in the USA form 24 September to 9 October as part of the International Studies Programme. While the benefits of the ISP are many and varied, the core aim is to provide an opportunity for DHS learners to gain an international perspective,...

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Amahle Shazi, Ziyaad Joosab and Seluleko Sabela

07

Nov 2018

Toastmasters Semi Finals

On Saturday 13 October, Ziyaad Joosab, Seluleko Sabela and Amahle Shazi took part in the Youth Leadership Toastmasters Semi Final Competition. Six other schools also took part namely Clifton, Kloof, Al Falaa, Maris Stella and Danville Girls’. The competition has three categories: the Prepared Speech, Evaluation and Impromptu. I took part in the Prepared Speech section and the title of my speech was Music As...

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Guest Speaker Mr Jon Kent and Head Master, Mr A D Pinheiro

01

Nov 2018

Special Awards Assembly

Durban High School hosted its Sport & Cultural Awards Assembly this week to highlight and honour the achievements of our Boys. Deputy Head Master in charge of Sport and Culture, Mr Gavin Goodwin welcomed the parents, boys and staff to the Assembly and introduced the Guest Speaker, Mr Jon Kent. As guest speaker for the ceremony, Jon Kent, a DHS Old Boy, 1997 1st XI...

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#AfriGram – A Story of South African Millennials

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Oct 2018

#AfriGram – A Story of South African Millennials

This year saw Durban High School re-introducing a beautiful and esteemed tradition, in their annual school show. I have memories of being a young teenage girl, travelling through to Durban to watch the DHS production, and now a good 10+ years on, I have had the privilege of directing what will hopefully be one of many DHS productions. After chatting to the school boys, I...

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Special Awards Ceremony

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Oct 2018

Special Awards Ceremony

A Special Awards Assembly is to be held on Friday 19 October to honour the achievements of our boys throughout 2018. This assembly will recognise all boys who have made a representative team or who will be receiving a trophy or award for a specific activity. Parents of certificate and award recipients are invited to attend the Special Assembly.  The guest of honour for the Special...

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The arrival of the Baby Grand Piano!

06

Oct 2018

Update on Upgrades!

We have come to the end of another busy and productive term at Durban High School. Behind the scenes, a great deal of activity and exciting projects and upgrades have been taking place. The DC Thompson Hall received a wonderful revamp and upgrade, firstly with the arrival of a new Baby Grand Piano, and then the installation of state of the art lighting, sound system,...

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