From the Head Master’s Desk : 18 February 2016

Last week I attended a Breakfast hosted by the Gauteng branch of the Old Boys at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. More than a 100 Old Boys attended. Chris Seabrooke, the Chairman of the DHS Foundation Trust, Mike Fennell the CEO of the Foundation and I spoke at the Breakfast. The common theme throughout was the same. DHS is relevant in Durban and the country in 2016 and a lot is happening at the school. All the speakers were well received and a lot of positive comments reached us after the event.
The term is in full swing at the moment and a lot is happening. Our next event in the celebration of our 150th is the Corporate Breakfast on Friday 4 March 2016. This will be a fantastic morning and I want to encourage you to get your tickets before they are sold out. The DHS Rugby Day is on Thursday 17 March and it will be the only time you would be able to see all the top KZN schools in action on one field on one single day.
We are starting the Standardised Test Programme next week and it is vital that all the boys prepare well for them. When you talk to the top achievers, they will tell you that they start preparing for exams well in advance and they work consistently throughout the year. You will not achieve to your full potential if you prepare the night before a test or exam.
College got the better of us last week on the sports’ fields, except for the 1st Basketball team that again make light work of the opposition. The 1st Cricket side had Kearsney in a spot of bother on Monday afternoon at 60 for 6 but our low total of 73 was always going to be too little. This weekend, our 1st Water Polo, 1st Basket Ball and Chess teams are travelling to tournaments and I want to wish them well and pray for their safe return. The other teams are involved in fixtures against Kearsney College.
I want to end off by congratulating one of our Matric learners, Reegan Tait who swam the Midmar mile 16 times over the course of two days. Some people struggle to swim it once. Reegan did it 16 times! He did this to raise money for charity. As a school we are very proud of him and I told him this week how I admired what he has done.
Leon Erasmus
14th Head Master

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