We are continuing with the June Examinations this week after the long weekend break.  I want to encourage the boys to remain focussed, organised and to stay motivated to do well this term.  To the parents it is important that your son is on a healthy, balanced diet, that the room he studies in is isolated from the rest of the house and its noise and that he gets enough rest.  Showing interest and then encouraging your son will go a long way in helping him cope with exam stress. 
 
We played our last Rugby and Hockey matches against St Charles this past weekend.  The 1st XV had a comfortable win but the 1st XI struggled against a good St Charles side.  I want to use this opportunity to thank my staff and boys for the commitment and hard work over the course of this season.
On one of our posters in the corridors we have the following with a picture of the DHS blazer: 

A man has three names:

The name he inherits,

the name his parents gave him and

the name he makes for himself.

 
What name will your son make for himself here at DHS?  Like Mr Mathie, one of our educators said in a speech at the Founders’ Day Assembly:  “You are either a DHS boy or a boy that goes to DHS.”  There is a big difference between the two. 
In my end of term newsletter, I will refer to the past term’s activities as well as the Holiday activities that our boys and staff will be involved in.  This I will also do at my final assembly for the term on Thursday.     
 

L M Erasmus

14th Head Master