Durban High School held the Grade 8 bell-ringing ceremony for 2017 on Wednesday. This yearly tradition is held to welcome the new Grade 8 boys into the DHS brotherhood for the next five years of their schooling career. The ringing of the bell serves as a symbolism that each and every learner has become part of the DHS brotherhood and heritage of the School.
Each class representative rang the bell for their fellow classmates and every learner walked up onto stage, with their blazer over their arm, where they were assisted into it by the Head Prefect, Phendulani Buthelezi and Deputy Prefects, Thomas Kempen and Matthew Henley. Wearing their brand new blazers each boy then shook the hand of the Acting Head Master, Mr Alan Norton, as he welcomed them to the School.

As representatives of Durban’s oldest school, each and every boy was encouraged to uphold the school’s name and cherish the heritage of the school. With excitement for their new beginning, together the learners made a pledge of allegiance to the DHS brotherhood and promised to be proud custodians of the school name and make the most of their time at DHS.
Welcome to the Brotherhood of DHS, Grade 8s!