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Ms Jeanette du Preez

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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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From the Head Master’s Desk : 18 September 2020

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Sep 2020

From the Head Master’s Desk : 18 September 2020

We have now entered a new phase with the State President’s announcement that we are moving to Alert Level 1 as of Sunday, 20 September 2020. This reflects a decrease in Covid-19 related transmissions throughout the country. Over the next week or so, we will receive more specific information as to how this will impact the Educational sector. As always, we believe we are well...

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From the Head Master’s Desk : 27 May 2020

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May 2020

From the Head Master’s Desk : 27 May 2020

Following the announcement by the MEC of Basic Education, schools will resume for Grade 12 and Grade 7 learners from 1 June 2020. The other grades will return through a phased approach. As a school, we have been working hard behind the scenes these past couple of weeks in preparation to ensure that the safety of our staff and boys is paramount. We are more...

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From the Head Master’s Desk : 1 May 2020

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May 2020

From the Head Master’s Desk : 1 May 2020

We have been in Lockdown for a month now and there is not one member of the DHS community that has not been affected by this, in one form or another. Be it from emotional stresses of being in isolation (cabin fever), financial concerns or the anxious uncertainty fed by a continuous barrage of opinions on social and mainstream media. It is easy to give...

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Message to the DHS Family from our Head Prefect of 2020

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Apr 2020

Message to the DHS Family from our Head Prefect of 2020

It is day 8 of the national lockdown and we are now well into uncharted territory. Venturing into unchartered territory is always an uncomfortable and somewhat fearful process; this time is no exception. It is during these times of doubt and uncertainty that we must unify as brothers in blue and gold. Never has our country experienced what we currently are, and it is definitely...

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What is Google Classroom?

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Apr 2020

What is Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is a free collaboration tool for teachers and students. Teachers can create an online classroom, invite students to the class then create and distribute assignments. Within the Google Classroom students and teachers can have conversations about the assignments and teachers can track the student’s progress.  Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing,...

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Farewell and Thank You, Mr Norton!

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Mar 2020

Farewell and Thank You, Mr Norton!

On Friday 6 March a special assembly was held to honour and say farewell to a stalwart of Durban High School, Mr Alan Norton. After 30 years of service to our School, Mr Norton has been promoted to Principal of his own school, Durban North College. The Assembly was attended by the Staff and Boys of Durban High School, and Mr Norton’s family, including his...

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Sharik Ramjee

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Mar 2020

Sharik is Top in the Country for Cambridge Maths

Sharik Ramjee in Grade 11XX attended the prestigious Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards Ceremony in Johannesburg to receive his High Achievement Award for his outstanding performance in Mathematics in the 2019 Cambridge examination series. Sharik wrote the higher difficulty Math paper called the Cambridge International Mathematics IGCSE paper and achieved 95%. This was the top mark for Maths in the country, which is a truly outstanding...

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