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On Friday, 18 August 2017 Durban High School had the honour of hosting some of the staff and learners of Sithokozile High School from Kwadubeka.
The reason for the event was for staff from these two very different schools to interact and get to know each other as part of a community outreach/interaction and educational development programme. The afternoon began with a welcome and interaction at the Horsefly Café. During this time staff and learners were treated to some snacks and refreshments while listening to two of our music students, Akil and Jared, while they entertained us with some beautiful music played on their guitars under the guidance of the Seabrooke’s Musical Director Ms Rungan.
After our interaction we then broke up into three groups. One group moved down to the field to begin the soccer games. DHS teams were made up of the U15 A side and Blackmore House side, organised by Mr Crasso and Mr Gcilitshana.
The second group stayed at the Horse Fly Café and participated in chess games (organised by Ms Nagiah and Mr Thumbadoo) and the third group was made up of staff and members of the RCL of Sithokozile High School who were given a tour and history of our school under the guidance of DHS RCL members (organised by Ms Steytler) lead by Matthew Henley. At the end the RCL members from both schools under the guidance of Mr Kippen shared their experiences and had some time to interact and discuss their role as RCL members in their schools and how the two schools can learn from each other.
Although the afternoon was an informal event that was purely set up for the two schools to interact, there was much competition shown by both schools as they challenged and pushed each other to give their best. Final scores for the Chess was 5-3 to DHS.
The Football results:
1st game was a draw 1-1 Team 1 vs U15A
2nd game was a draw 2-2 Team 2 vs Blackmores
3rd game was a win 2-1 to U15A vs Team 2
4th game team 1 beat Blackmore 2-1
As a kind gesture Mr Crasso on behalf of DHS has invited Sithokozile High School Football players (one female team all ages, one male U15 and one male U19 team) to be entered into the Energade/Umbro 5 a side event which takes place at DHS on 3 September.
DHS as a token of our continued commitment to our interaction with Sithokozile High School presented their soccer coach, Mr Zondi, with a DHS jersey.
It was a lovely afternoon of sharing our experiences of school life and finding out that we have a lot more in common than what sets us apart.  We look forward to future events together and a sharing of our knowledge and skills from both staff and learners.
Mrs G Joshua
Community Service Educator

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