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#AfriGram – a Story of South African Millennials

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Sep 2018

#AfriGram – a Story of South African Millennials

From 24 to 26 September, DHS, in association with talented young ladies from surrounding schools, will take to the stage to entertain you. AfriGram is a musical revue, themed around South African music. Guided by a fun and teen inspired love story, the show is decorated with big dance numbers, and beautiful voices. With a cast of over 40 students ranging from Grade 8-12, you...

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Toastermasters Graduates

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Sep 2018

Electives Corner : Toastmasters

My peers and I have had the privilege of being a part of the Toastmasters course since the beginning of this year. To make it clear, we are not culinary connoisseurs in the art of making toasted sandwiches. As amazing as that would sound – that is simply not the case. Simply put, Toastmasters is a speech course which is designed to help people (in...

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Wheelers ePlatform Presentation

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Sep 2018

Wheelers ePlatform Presentation

The Durban High School Media Centre played host to a number of local schools this week who attended a presentation by Wheelers Books on their eBook library lending platform, ePlatform. DHS adopted the Wheelers e-Platform, called Platform One, last year, the first School in South Africa to go live with this platform. A number of schools have followed suit. ePlatform gives our readers (our School...

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Grade 10s @ Khotso

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Sep 2018

Grade 10 Leadership Trip to Khotso

On Sunday, 19 August the Grade 10s, with a group of Grade 11 leaders, 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...

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Chess D&D Winners

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Sep 2018

Chess Team Win D&D!

The Chess Durban & Districts Final was held on Saturday 4 August 2018 at St Henry’s. The DHS team comprised of: Naseem Essa, Sashen Pather, Cayden Pather, Thirushan Pather, Sridhar Chandraduth, Shivaan Devpruth, Yadhav Gokool, Viseshan Govender, Sharik Ramjee and Njabulo Four schools participated viz: DHS, Northwood, St Henry’s and Glenwood. In the first round, against St Henry’s, our boys scored 7½ to their 2...

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Karan Moodley (centre)

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Sep 2018

Vega Game-Making Day

Naseem Essa, Caleb Jerrier, Karan Moodley, Luyanda Koboka, Arjun Ramphal and I (Adam Mohamed) were six DHS boys in a group of around 30 teenagers, all from different schools around Durban – some even made their way to the Vega campus from towns outside of Durban; a few were from Ballito and Richards Bay. We all had something in common: we were interested in creating....

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Director of Cricket : Andrew Shedlock

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Aug 2018

Director of Cricket : Andrew Shedlock

Andrew “Shedders” Shedlock, the new Director of Cricket at Durban High School, is a University of Stellenbosch sports science graduate and internationally respected coach and cricket-specific fitness and conditioning consultant, with the CV to prove it. Andrew is a DHS Old Boy (Class of 1981) and was a top international sportsman in his day, captaining the SA Schools Water Polo team and representing South Africa...

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Sithokozile Secondary School & Community Service

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Aug 2018

Sithokozile Secondary School & Community Service

On Friday, 17 August 2018 Durban High School had the honour of visiting Sithokozile Secondary School in KwaDabheka. The reason for the event was for staff and learners from these two very different schools to interact and get to know each other as part of a community outreach/ interaction and educational development programme. The afternoon began with a warm welcome by Miss Nunoo (from America)....

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isiZulu Cultural Evening

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Aug 2018

isiZulu Cultural Evening

The annual isiZulu Cultural Evening was held on Friday 17 August at Durban High School. The hosts for the evening were Mfundo Mkhize and Josh Murray, both in Grade 12. The show opened with a dedication by Taine Owen (Grade 11) and a welcome from Head Master, Mr AD Pinheiro. Ms le Roux very bravely recited a Zulu poem and the DHS Band got things...

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Naseem Excels at First Cambridge Exam!

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Aug 2018

Naseem Excels at First Cambridge Exam!

Naseem Essa, Grade 9 at Durban High School and our first entrant for the Cambridge Assessment International IGCSE Examination, has received an outstanding set of results: English First Language (Oral endorsement) – 84% Cambridge International Mathematics – 95% Physical Science Extended  – 93% Economics – 87% What makes these results even more remarkable is that Naseem will, in one year, have completed the IGCSE which...

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