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Subject Prize Winners

20

Nov 2020

Senior Prize-Giving Ceremony

The Durban High School annual Senior Prize-Giving Ceremony was held on Friday 23 October. The guest speaker for the event was DHS Old Boy, Mr Roger Horrocks (Class of 1986). The audience was welcomed to the ceremony by HOD, Mr Sunil Bodasing, and then addressed by the Head Master, Mr A D Pinheiro, who began by thanking those who had contributed to the DHS journey...

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DHS Old Boys, Sir Aaron Klug: Crystallographer who won a Nobel prize for 3D imaging of viruses.
Photo Credit: Anne-Katrin Purkiss

20

Nov 2020

DHS Old Boy – Sir Arron Klug Remembered

Sir Aaron Klug OM FRS FMedSci HonFRMS 1926 – 2018 One of Durban High School’s most distinguished alumni was biophysicist, Sir Aaron Klug – a Lithuanian-born, South African-educated, British biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Friday, 20 November, marks the second anniversary of his passing – he died when he was 92! This year, in a world ravaged by a virus,...

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Mrs Lynne Worth

20

Nov 2020

Farewell – Mrs Lynne Worth

Mrs Lynne Worth joined Durban High School in January 2010. Initially, she was employed as a Librarian in the Media Centre until the incumbent Senior Librarian retired and, within a year, had taken over as the Head of the Centre. As Head she introduced a number of new measures, including a new library software application, modernizing the area and systems, implementing an e-library platform and...

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Elphus Nxumalo with Mr Pinheiro

20

Nov 2020

Congratulations!

Sabian Singh in Grade 11 has been selected for the KwaZulu Natal Youth Orchestra! Kaid O’Neill, Grade 12, 1st XV tighthead prop has been offered a 3-year contract at Ospreys Rugby in Swansea, Wales, with the opportunity to study at Swansea University. Athabile Jojo, Head Boy of School & Blackmore House in 2003, was honoured with the naming of the common room in the BE...

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Barry Richards High Performance Cricket Centre

17

Oct 2020

Barry Richards High Performance Cricket Centre

On Friday 9 October, Durban High School honoured a legendary DHS Old Boy, world-renowned Cricketer, Barry Richards, at a naming ceremony at the School’s Indoor Cricket Centre. Barry attended DHS from 1959 to 1964 and his career stats are well documented – playing 339 first class matches, amassing 28 359 runs at an average of 54,74.  An International career cut short in 1970, after only...

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Mr Mike Balkissoon

17

Oct 2020

Farewell Mr Mike Balkissoon

Being from the ‘Old Guard’ he was a strong disciplinarian, and had very good classroom management skills.  While being dedicated to his classroom delivery he shared a very warm and cordial relationship with his learners.  As a colleague, Mr Balkissoon exuded a pleasant disposition and was an asset to the English department.  He went the extra mile and had become the trusted shoulder to lean...

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DHS Foundation Trust Golf Day

17

Oct 2020

DHS Foundation Trust Golf Day

On the back of the year we have all had, it was really pleasing that we were able to hold our Annual Golf Day, which took place at Mount Edgecombe CC on 2 October. A full field of Golfers braced the overcast and coolish conditions, and everyone involved in the day was holding thumbs that the rain that was predicted would hold off. The Golfers...

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Happy Heritage Day!

24

Sep 2020

Happy Heritage Day!

“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.” – Nelson Mandela On the occasion of Heritage Day, let us promise ourselves that we will do our bit to preserve our heritage. Happy Heritage Day from the Staff of Durban High School!


Ms Jeanette du Preez

18

Sep 2020

Farewell – Ms Jeanette du Preez

Over the past few months three of our staff members left Durban High School. Unfortunately, with the sudden and unexpected move into lockdown a week before the end of Term 1, and then the COVID-19 safety protocols which were put in place nationwide, we have not had the opportunity to wish them a formal farewell. The first staff member we need to pay homage to...

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