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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 6 May 2016

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May 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 6 May 2016

We are at the moment busy with our 150th Cultural Week which started last Friday with a Comedy Evening.  This was followed by the House Plays on Tuesday, “Music thru the School” on Wednesday (which was highly entertaining with both boys and staff showing off their music talents), “The Boys are back in Town” on Friday and another evening with local Stand-up Comedians on Saturday...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 29 April 2016

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Apr 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 29 April 2016

Durban High School has produced some fine leaders in the past and here the following come to mind immediately:   Gavyn Arthur (Mayor of London), John Oxley (SA Ambassador to Australia), Major Edwin Swales (Military), Chris Seabrooke (Business) and Hashim Amla (SA Test Cricket Captain), etc to name a few.  There are many, many more and in an internet article a few years ago we were...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 22 April 2016

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Apr 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 22 April 2016

So much is happening in our country at the moment, with political parties sparing over voters for the coming local elections, the Rand trying to recover ground lost since last December as well as the persistent drought in large parts to name a few. Against this backdrop it is imperative that we provide our learners with a safe and stable environment to work and learn...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 14 April 2016

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Apr 2016

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 14 April 2016

At DHS we believe in a holistic education where Academics, Culture and Sport all form part of the development of our boys.  However, I get asked from time to time which one of the three is more important and the logical answer would be Academics.  For me it is not Academics, but Character Building that is the most important aspect that needs to be developed...

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From the Head Master’s Desk : 18 March 2016

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Mar 2016

From the Head Master’s Desk : 18 March 2016

We had our 150th Celebrations Rugby Day on Thursday and what a day it was! It began at 11h00 with the first match between Kloof High School and George Campbell and ended with our match against Kearsney College. All the tier 1 schools were here and I want to thank them for accepting our invitation. I do not know how many spectators we had, but...

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From the Head Master’s Desk : 10 March 2016

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Mar 2016

From the Head Master’s Desk : 10 March 2016

We are nearing the end of a very busy first term.  I have said it before, and I believe it still … a busy school is a good school. On top of our normal activities we also had 150th festivities and functions this term.  All of them went extremely well and I must add that our boys have once again shone at all of these...

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From the Head Master’s Desk : 3 March 2016

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Mar 2016

From the Head Master’s Desk : 3 March 2016

We are currently busy with the Standardised Test Programme and it seems to be going well. I have reminded the boys on numerous occasions that it is important to work from the first day of the year and not wait until the exams. I want parents to insist on this too. This weekend the last of the Cricket and Water polo matches are being played....

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From the Head Master’s Desk : 26 February 2016

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Mar 2016

From the Head Master’s Desk : 26 February 2016

We had a great deal of reaction to the letter our Chairman of the School Governing Body, Mr Winston Owen, wrote to the newspapers about DHS. We posted this letter on Facebook and have received over 58 000 views. It has also led to a number of Old Boys and Parents voicing their opinions. The majority of these comments were very positive but we also...

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From the Head Master’s Desk : 18 February 2016

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Mar 2016

From the Head Master’s Desk : 18 February 2016

Last week I attended a Breakfast hosted by the Gauteng branch of the Old Boys at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. More than a 100 Old Boys attended. Chris Seabrooke, the Chairman of the DHS Foundation Trust, Mike Fennell the CEO of the Foundation and I spoke at the Breakfast. The common theme throughout was the same. DHS is relevant in Durban and the country...

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