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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 5 May

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May 2017

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 5 May

On 19 April 2017 I assumed duty as the 15th Head Master of Durban High School. I thank the Governing Body for the honour bestowed upon me and I thank all members of the DHS community for their warm welcome and support. Whilst I have always been aware of the steeped history of DHS, it is only now having walked through these hallowed buildings and...

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Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 31 March 2017

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Apr 2017

Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 31 March 2017

It was fantastic to host Mr Trevor Bennison and his wife Yvonne at the Trevor Bennison Rugby Day on 22 March. Unfortunately, this year we only had eight schools participating due to the Private and Public schools closing on different dates. We hope this will not be an issue in 2018. We thank all the schools who participated and wish them well for the season....

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 17 March 2017

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Mar 2017

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 17 March 2017

The School held School Governing Body Parent By–Elections on Tuesday 14 March at 18h00. Mr Barrie Knox-Davies and Mrs Chandhira Maniram, both of whom have sons in Grade 8, were elected as new members of the SGB. Mrs Maniram is an educator and Mr Know-Davies has IT and Marketing experience.  We thank them for giving up personal time to serve our community and wish them...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 10 March 2017

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Mar 2017

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 10 March 2017

I had two interesting groups of people who met with me this week. On Monday 6 March, Sudhaker and Vyasa Dass come to see me about Mr A Parthasarathy, an internationally acclaimed philosopher, making use of our hall on Sunday 6 August. All three of the Dass brothers attended Durban High School. Sudhaker and Vyasa are presently based at the Vedanta Academy situated in the...

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Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 3 March 2017

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Mar 2017

Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 3 March 2017

I attended meetings for Principals on Monday 27 February and Tuesday 28 February and it was good to see that the framework is in place in respect of monitoring and feedback to individual schools on each subject. I have no doubt this monitoring and accountability will have the desired effect on our education system. It is pleasing and I am sure that the system is...

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Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 24 February 2017

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Feb 2017

Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 24 February 2017

On Wednesday 22 February at 10h30 the official opening ceremony for The Victor Daitz Maths and Science Centre was held in the new Science Lecture Room. It was a very special occasion and a significant day in our School’s history. We hosted many Trustees and members of The Victor Daitz Foundation, Mr BH Ntuli, our District Director,  members of the Durban High School Governing Body,...

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The Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 10 February

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Feb 2017

The Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 10 February

The Head Boy, his two deputies and myself have just returned from Mr Colin Pay’s funeral held at the Musgrave Methodist Church. What a fantastic Memorial service and only fitting for a true gentleman and well-loved former educator at Durban High School. It is only when one takes time out of your daily routine that you have time to think and assess where you are...

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Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 20 January 2017

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Feb 2017

Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 20 January 2017

The first full week of the academic 2017 year has been really busy but at the same time productive and rewarding. The Grade 11, 10 and 9 Parent Information Evenings were held in week two on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the Thompson Hall. The evenings were well organized by our respective Grade Heads and HOD’s in charge of each Grade. We were very...

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The Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 13 January 2017

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Feb 2017

The Latest from the Acting Head Master’s Desk : 13 January 2017

Compliments of the season to the Durban High School Community! Durban High School looks ahead to another successful year. The Management, Administrative and Estate teams returned to work on 5 January. The National Senior Certificate results were released on 5 January. We are happy with the results which reflected a 87,15% Bachelors Pass rate. Our learners achieved 20 A aggregates, 45 B aggregates and 59...

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