I welcome the staff and boys of DHS back to the school after the July holidays. Another busy term is waiting but we would not want it any other way. We ended term 2 off with the June Examinations and these reports will be available in the next week. Last week I attended a function at the Education Department where the “One Hundred Days before the NSC Examinations Campaign” was launched. Our Matrics now have less than 100 days before they write their most important exam of their entire school career.
Next Saturday our Matrics will have their Matric Dance and I am sure the parents have stressed more than anyone about this function. I have spoken to the boys about the dangers on that evening and I want to ask the parents to set definite rules with regards to alcohol, curfews and driving on the evening. All school rules apply on the evening. I want us to remember this evening for all the right reasons.
A number of our sportsmen have been involved in various tournaments over the weekend and I want to congratulate Hlumelo Mekuto for making the SA U18B Hockey side, Sanele Nohamba who made the SA U18A Rugby side and Matthew Hamilton who made the SA U18 Water Polo Youth World Cup side. These boys deserve to be chosen for these teams and we are very proud of them. I also want to congratulate Joshua Arnold who is the lead in the Buddy Holly Story currently playing at the Sneddon Theatre at UKZN. Joshua is a very talented actor and we wish him well. We also had a very successful 150th Football Festival with teams from all over South Africa.
A large number of our staff have gone on a Staff Development Weekend and I want to thank them for giving up family time to attend this event.
This term, we are playing Football, Softball, Sevens Rugby, Climbing, etc and I am looking forward to seeing what talent is on offer. Especially from the juniors.
Building on the new Victor Diaz Maths and Science Building has started and I cannot wait for this project and the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre to be completed. Both these buildings will enhance the appearance of the school and the service delivery considerably.
Leon Erasmus
14th Head Master
(Refer to page two of this newsletter to read the announcement made by the Chairman of the GB, Mr Winston Owen, with regard to the resignation of the Head Master.)