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Junior Academic Awards Ceremony

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Feb 2017

Junior Academic Awards Ceremony

Annually, in February, we celebrate Junior Prize giving. This is a bit of a misnomer because we celebrate all the top academic achievements for Grades 8 to 11 from the previous year … there is nothing junior about this. It is tradition that the guest speakers at the ceremony are Old Boys and this year was no different – Mr Louis Ardé, DHS Old Boy,...

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Durban Youth Council (DYC)

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Feb 2017

Durban Youth Council (DYC)

The Durban Youth Council is a vibrant non-profit organisation that comprises of over 100 learners from over 30 Durban high schools. The Council works to improve the Durban community and address issues that the youth of today encounter on a regular basis. Each year, every school is allowed to send four or six representatives to the DYC, depending on the prior year’s performance. In 2016,...

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A Celebration of the Life of Mr Roy Cowgill

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Feb 2017

A Celebration of the Life of Mr Roy Cowgill

A Special Assembly was held on Thursday 26 January to celebrate the life of Mr Roy Cowgill, who passed away unexpectedly on 6 January 2017. The Assembly, organised by Mr Norton, was a very moving celebration of a man loved by staff and boys alike. Mr Norton welcomed the boys, staff and visitors who had gathered and read a tribute to Mr Cowgill. Mr Lewis...

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Grade 8 Camp Out

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Feb 2017

Grade 8 Camp Out

As has become tradition, the Grade 8 Camp Out is one of the highlights of the junior leadership programme at the school. With its essential aim to welcome the Grade 8’s to their new school and its various leadership in an active and fun way, this year’s camp out was a great success. As the boys are required to work as class groups for their...

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Feb 2017

1st Team Match Reports vs Hilton College

CRICKET vs HILTON 1st Team Match Report: 1st XI   DHS         144 (Madiba 52) HILTON    146/2 DHS lost by 8 wickets DHS won the Toss and decided to bat first; the idea behind this was to get runs on board and put Hilton under pressure when they batted. We did not get off to a good start as we lost 3 early wickets. Avuyile...

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Inter-House Athletics Track Events

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Feb 2017

Inter-House Athletics Track Events

Durban High School held their Inter-House Athletics track events on Tuesday, 24 January 2017, which saw Blackmore house taking the lead. This year, the track and field events are being split, with field events taking place in term 3. All the points accumulated from both events will be combined to determine the overall winning house for Athletics. The aim of the Inter-House events throughout the...

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Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 20 January 2017

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Feb 2017

Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 20 January 2017

The first full week of the academic 2017 year has been really busy but at the same time productive and rewarding. The Grade 11, 10 and 9 Parent Information Evenings were held in week two on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the Thompson Hall. The evenings were well organized by our respective Grade Heads and HOD’s in charge of each Grade. We were very...

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Welcome to the New CEO of the DHS Foundation

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Feb 2017

Welcome to the New CEO of the DHS Foundation

Durban High School and the DHS Foundation Trust were pleased to welcome Mr Louis Ardé as the CEO of the Foundation, effective 1 January 2017. Mr Ardé joins the DHS Foundation to assist DHS in its pursuit of education excellence. He regards his appointment as a privilege and looks forward to the exciting challenges that will present themselves. When asked about his appointment to the...

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Campbell House Wins Inter-House Gala!

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Feb 2017

Campbell House Wins Inter-House Gala!

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, Durban High School held our annual inter-house swimming gala. The six DHS houses – Blackmore, Campbell, Grice, Langley, Payn and Swales – competed fiercely for the top spot. All the points won at the Gala will be used towards the end of year inter-house Cockhouse Trophy, which combines all points accumulated from participation in all the Inter-House events held throughout...

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The Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 13 January 2017

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Feb 2017

The Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 13 January 2017

Compliments of the season to the Durban High School Community! Durban High School looks ahead to another successful year. The Management, Administrative and Estate teams returned to work on 5 January. The National Senior Certificate results were released on 5 January. We are happy with the results which reflected a 87,15% Bachelors Pass rate. Our learners achieved 20 A aggregates, 45 B aggregates and 59...

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