The Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 6 November 2015 Headmaster’s Desk

On Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 11am we will again honour the DHS Heroes who paid the ultimate price during the World Wars and other conflicts.  It is important that we never forget them.  More than 500 DHS boys fought in WWI alone, of whom 86 died.  The dome situated in the Memorial Courtyard is a replica of the Delville Wood Memorial Dome which was above the entrance to the old hall that was built in 1919.  A new dome near the entrance of the school was built to replace the one that was demolished.   Incidentally, 12 DHS Old Boys died in the battle of Delville Wood.  On Wednesday, I will read out all their names of those Old Boys who died in all the conflicts, to ensure that we pay proper homage to these men.  I have invited Reverend Michael Fourie from St Thomas Road Anglican Church to lead the service for us. 
We have also done a display with an Armistice Day theme in our newly developed Museum.  You are all most welcome to come and have a look at this display.  With our Head Boy, I will also lay a wreath at the City Hall on Sunday 8 November.   
The whole school is now busy with exams and we will be playing our last Sports fixtures against Clifton this weekend.  The sporting codes that will be involved are Cricket, Basketball and Water polo.  The 1st Cricket side will still be involved in the T20 competition after this weekend. 
I want to again appeal to the parents to support the school by signing up for the MySchool card.  I want to again ask parents who have not yet done so to please support us by signing on as soon as possible.  It is a very easy way of raising funds and it benefits the school greatly.   

Leon Erasmus

14th Head Master

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