Grade 8 Orientation : Day 1


The new Grade 8s attended a Leadership Camp over the weekend from 12 to 14 January. Today we welcomed them for the first of their two days of orientation at the School, prior to school starting on Wednesday, 17 January.
During the course of the day, the Grade 8s were addressed by relevant figures, including the Head Master, Head of Grade 8, Academic Head of Grade 8, the Head Prefect, and various subject, sports and cultural representatives. In addition, they were also briefed on the school Code of Conduct and discipline; all this in order to familiarise the boys with what Durban High School offers, represents and expects.

The Boys were taken on a thorough tour of the school and were then invited to attend auditions for the Music Department.
After being divided into their various classes they were able to change into their sporting kit to participate in the various sporting code trials.
According to Head Master, Mr A D Pinheiro, each boy should embody the words of 9th Head Master of DHS, DC Thompson, that are featured in the school Hall: “May each and every one of them ever remember that as he is, so is his School.”
Mr Pinheiro also encouraged the Boys to get involved in all aspects of School and focus on doing their best academically. He added, “Durban High School is a School of opportunity. Make the most of what is on offer”.
Orientation into Durban High School has become a tradition over the past few years and allows the new comers to feel comfortable and settled by the time the first day of school arrives. Their official welcome ceremony, the bell-ringing ceremony, will take place on Wednesday 17 January at 13h30. Parents are welcome to attend. This ceremony is held to receive the new Horseflies into the DHS Brotherhood, a fundamental feature of Durban’s Oldest School.

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