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Durban Youth Council (DYC)

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Feb 2017

Durban Youth Council (DYC)

The Durban Youth Council is a vibrant non-profit organisation that comprises of over 100 learners from over 30 Durban high schools. The Council works to improve the Durban community and address issues that the youth of today encounter on a regular basis. Each year, every school is allowed to send four or six representatives to the DYC, depending on the prior year’s performance. In 2016,...

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A Celebration of the Life of Mr Roy Cowgill

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Feb 2017

A Celebration of the Life of Mr Roy Cowgill

A Special Assembly was held on Thursday 26 January to celebrate the life of Mr Roy Cowgill, who passed away unexpectedly on 6 January 2017. The Assembly, organised by Mr Norton, was a very moving celebration of a man loved by staff and boys alike. Mr Norton welcomed the boys, staff and visitors who had gathered and read a tribute to Mr Cowgill. Mr Lewis...

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Grade 8 Camp Out

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Feb 2017

Grade 8 Camp Out

As has become tradition, the Grade 8 Camp Out is one of the highlights of the junior leadership programme at the school. With its essential aim to welcome the Grade 8’s to their new school and its various leadership in an active and fun way, this year’s camp out was a great success. As the boys are required to work as class groups for their...

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Welcome to the New CEO of the DHS Foundation

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Feb 2017

Welcome to the New CEO of the DHS Foundation

Durban High School and the DHS Foundation Trust were pleased to welcome Mr Louis Ardé as the CEO of the Foundation, effective 1 January 2017. Mr Ardé joins the DHS Foundation to assist DHS in its pursuit of education excellence. He regards his appointment as a privilege and looks forward to the exciting challenges that will present themselves. When asked about his appointment to the...

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Campbell House Wins Inter-House Gala!

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Feb 2017

Campbell House Wins Inter-House Gala!

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, Durban High School held our annual inter-house swimming gala. The six DHS houses – Blackmore, Campbell, Grice, Langley, Payn and Swales – competed fiercely for the top spot. All the points won at the Gala will be used towards the end of year inter-house Cockhouse Trophy, which combines all points accumulated from participation in all the Inter-House events held throughout...

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Grade 8 Boys become part of the DHS brotherhood

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Feb 2017

Grade 8 Boys become part of the DHS brotherhood

Durban High School held the Grade 8 bell-ringing ceremony for 2017 on Wednesday. This yearly tradition is held to welcome the new Grade 8 boys into the DHS brotherhood for the next five years of their schooling career. The ringing of the bell serves as a symbolism that each and every learner has become part of the DHS brotherhood and heritage of the School. Each...

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2016 Matric Results!

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Feb 2017

2016 Matric Results!

Congratulations must go to the Matric Class of 2016 on their excellent Matric results! In 2016, we registered 187 boys for the National Senior Certificate examinations, with 185 of our boys being resulted – two learners results are incomplete due to illness. 179 DHS boys passed their matriculation examinations, with four failures, which is a 98% pass rate; and 156 received Bachelor passes which is...

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Tall and Small, we Welcomed them all!

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Feb 2017

Tall and Small, we Welcomed them all!

On Monday, 9 January 2017, Durban High School welcomed around 200 pupils to Grade 8 for their first day of orientation, as little fish in the big High School pond. Although the school year officially starts on Wednesday, it is tradition for DHS to invite the Grade 8 learners to become familiar with learning what it means to be a part of the brotherhood of...

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Mr Roy Cowgill

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Feb 2017

Mr Roy Cowgill

It is with great sadness and deep shock that we learnt today of the unexpected passing of Mr Roy Cowgill after a short illness. Mr Cowgill was a highly respected and loved teacher and member of staff. He was promoted to Durban High School as Senior Assistant in the Biology Department, teaching Biology and General Science in 1978. In 1994, he was promoted to Head...

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Farewell Mr Erasmus!

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Feb 2017

Farewell Mr Erasmus!

On Wednesday, 23 November 2016, at the Final Assembly of the year, we began saying our farewells to our Head Master Mr Leon Erasmus as it was his last day with the boys of DHS. The DHS Boys gathered in the Memorial Quad to pay their respects to Mr Erasmus. A number of the Matric boys presented speeches of thanks to this man that they...

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