Generally programmes and projects incorporate boys from across grades to allow for a good spread of skill and maturity in order to best meet the needs of the targeted communities. Our approach is aimed at our school not just becoming involved but learning, sharing and building meaningful relationships with organisations. DHS learners are required to complete a stipulated number of community service hours per year (Grade 8 and 9 – 12 hours, Grade 10 and 11 – 24 hours).
A number of projects are identified and community service initiatives run throughout the year where boys can engage. Typical initiatives would include: environmental clean-ups, blood drives, collection of various items in need e.g. food, sporting equipment for the under privileged, academic peer support, visiting and supporting orphanages/old age homes/schools for the disabled, fund raising for NPO’s, and feeding schemes.
At DHS we strive to create an environment where social responsibility skills and opportunities for practice are created to ensure that we produce young men able to successfully navigate the world beyond the school.
Organisations DHS has supported in 2019 include: