Congratulations to the following young gentlemen of Durban High School who achieved in various activities.
Celimpilo Gumede has been selected for SA Schools Rugby for the second year in a row. In addition, he has been selected for the final squad for the SA U18 Rugby Sevens who will be defending their African Youth Games title in Algeria. It is also the second year in row that Celimpilo has been selected for SA Schools Rugby Sevens.
Craven & Academy Weeks:
Four DHS Boys participated in Craven Week and seven Boys and Mr Mathie participated in the Academy Week.
Lwandile Menze was named Man of the Match in the Sharks vs SWD game at the Craven Week; Sharks won 46-28
Mcneil Jenner was named Man of the Match in the Sharks vs Boland game at Academy Week; Sharks won 43-21.
Christopher James participated in the National Climbing competition at CityROCK in Johannesburg where Chris received silver medals in three categories (speed, lead and bouldering) which resulted in him being the second best climber in the country.
Mr Jason Flanagan coached the KZN Coastals U14A Hockey side to a gold medal in the Northern Regional Hockey Tournament, beating the KZN Inland 2-0 in the final. Two of our boys played in the team, Othembayo Ndondo and Bagcine Gqweta. Bagcine was also captain of the side.
U18C Hockey won Silver, Mr Siyaya’s U16C won Bronze and Messrs Baker and Flanagan’s U13A team won Bronze.
DHS Music released a professional recording of a single this week. “Shine”, was specially written by the Director of Music, Natalie Rungan, for the finale of the concert by the same name, which is a platform created for music students to showcase their singing and playing of musical instruments, providing them with an opportunity to grow and develop.
The track “Shine” features DHS Music students on Vocals, Trumpets, Saxophones, Trombones and Euphonium; (these instruments are taught at the school) with teachers Bruce Baker on drums, Llewelyn Chetty on bass and Brent Quinton on guitars.
An animated teaser of the recording of “Shine” is available on YouTube https://youtu.be/XwWEkPOW6ks The full version of the track can be found on YouTube https://youtu.be/aGUkQNDmObM
In addition, we are extremely proud to announce that the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre is now an accredited Trinity Marking Centre. This allows students to register with DHS to do their Trinity Grade in both practical and theory. Trinity College London is a leading international exam board and independent education charity that has been providing assessments around the world since 1877.