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150th Celebrations Cultural Week : Music thru the School

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May 2016

150th Celebrations Cultural Week : Music thru the School

Wednesday 4 May saw the meeting of DHS staff and boys on stage to celebrate their mutual love for music. Although the evening was to be beset by all manner of technical difficulties, the concert’s achievements outshone its evils. Opening the evening were the school’s Mambazo Singers, who filed onto the school stage with Mr Mathie and Mr Gcilishana as part of the vocal throng....

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150th Celebrations Culural Week : DHS Celebration and 150 Laughs

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May 2016

150th Celebrations Culural Week : DHS Celebration and 150 Laughs

A lot has happened in 150 years! DHS marked this incredible achievement with DHS Celebration brought to School by the award-winning local theatre company, The AUC, to Seabrooke’s Theatre. The Celebration was a culmination of skits, songs, silliness integrated with aspects of DHS history. The show had the audience giggling like a schoolboys. The star studded cast – Marc Kay and Clinton Small, headlined by...

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150th Celebrations Cultural Week : House Plays

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May 2016

150th Celebrations Cultural Week : House Plays

This year saw the re-introduction of House Plays as part of the Annual Cockhouse (Inter-House) Competition at DHS. On Tuesday 3 May each of the houses presented their play, linked to the theme A Twist in the Tale in the DC Thompson Hall. Leading up to the performances, the boys were not entirely sure whether they bought in to this concept or not; however, the...

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Blackmore House Pays Tribute to Madoda!

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May 2016

Blackmore House Pays Tribute to Madoda!

In 2013 Madodandile Mavaleliso (Soyiki), in Grade 9 at Durban High School, tragically passed away while participating in a Rugby Tournament. The trauma his passing caused was immense, the devastation felt by the entire DHS community, the Blackmore House boys and Rugby boys and staff in particular. The cause of his death is still unknown. This year’s Matrics, the Class of 2016, were Madoda’s classmates...

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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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1st XV Rugby Tour to Grey Rugby Festival, Port Elizabeth

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May 2016

1st XV Rugby Tour to Grey Rugby Festival, Port Elizabeth

The DHS 1st XV traveled the long road down to Port Elizabeth to participate in the annual Grey Rugby Festival. After the arduous journey it was great to unwind in our hotel on the beachfront. The 1st XV played the first game against the rather unknown township rugby school Ithembelihle. This game allowed the team to run out the cobwebs from the day’s travel. Although...

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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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150th Celebrations : Cultural Week : 29 April to 7 May

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Apr 2016

150th Celebrations : Cultural Week : 29 April to 7 May

A week of Cultural Activities is to be held as part of the Durban High School 150th Celebrations.  This exciting week of festivities include house plays, two musical shows with DHS Old Boys participating, a musical evening involving a collaboration between DHS boys and staff and finally a comedy evening. (Refer to the 150th Celebrations section to see all the posters.) First up is the...

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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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