Welcome to Our New Staff

A very warm welcome to the following new staff members who have joined Durban High School this year.

Mr Daniel Marques

Daniel Marques

Why DHS? “My inspiration to become a teacher stemmed from the role models I found in the teachers of my past. Through them I’ve learnt that teaching not only serves purpose for the present but well into the future. My passion is to shape our future generation into well established, young men with purpose and respect.”

Mr Farai Matizakurima
Cambridge (Maths)

Farai Matizakurima

Why DHS? “I believe DHS is the best school in KZN. DHS is also at the forefront of education with their Cambridge International unit.”

Mr Justin McNamara
Maths, LO, Geography & Sport

Why DHS? “DHS is at the forefront of education as well as being a place where I feel I can learn and grow as an individual.”

Justin McNamara

Mr David Whitehorn

Why DHS? “I wanted to be a part of an institution that is at the forefront of boys’ education in South Africa and would assist me in growing professionally to reach my potential.”

David Whitehorn

Mrs Prea Naick
Life Sciences and Natural Sciences

Why DHS? “DHS has a history of creating leaders in all fields and represents the demographic of South Africa.”

Prea Naick

Mr Torsten Sorensen
English/LO & Sport

Why DHS? “A passion to develop young men of substance!”

Torsten Sorensen

Mr Rikus de Koker van der Sandt
Sport Conditioning/Exercise Science

Why DHS? “The progress and willingness to get there.”

Mr Taylor Kelly-Stack
Sport (M-i-C of Hockey)

Why DHS? “I am an Old Boy and was afforded the opportunity to join the DHS coaching staff. I would be crazy not to jump at it.”

Taylor Kelly Stack – DHS Old Boy

Mr Thabiso Makhetha
Sport (Football)

Why DHS? “I’m excited about the elite Sports Department that DHS has assembled and to be a part of a school with a rich sporting history.”

Thabiso Maketha

Mr Mthokozisi ‘Zee’ Mkhabela
Marketing & Sport

Why DHS? “DHS is a great school with the potential to be even better. It’s also special being a part of the oldest school in Durban.”

Zee Mthokozisi

Mr Thokozani Zulu
Sport (Cricket) & Blackmore House

Why DHS? “It’s a great school and I wish to make a positive impact.”

Thokozani Zulu

Mr Lyle Matthysen
Intern, Media Centre & Sport

A special word of welcome to a DHS Old Boy who has joined our staff – Mr Lyle Matthysen. Mr Matthysen (Class of 2009), is one of four brothers, three of whom attended DHS and played No 10 & No 15 for the 1st XV. Once he matriculated, Mr Matthysen continued to be very involved at School – he coached rugby for 10 years and worked in the Marketing Department and the DHS Foundation. After travelling for two years, he has returned to his alma mater as a teacher intern and assists in the Media Centre.

Mr Matthysen is a proud and passionate Old Boy who has a wonderful rapport with the boys and does not let them forget for a minute that they are DHS Gentlemen. It is a pleasure to have him back in the fold.

Lyle Matthysen

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