23 of our learners attended the fishing camp held at Chelmsford from 15-17 March. All learners were very well-behaved and enjoyed the weekend thoroughly. Congratulations to Quinton Nel who caught the heaviest carp of the day at 2,832 kg. Brandon Halforty also had the heaviest bag at the end of the day and the biggest barbell at 2,120 kg. Chanté Groenewald was the girl with the heaviest bag for the day. Well done to all of you! Ruben tried very hard to catch the smallest fish of the day and eventually he succeeded, catching a scalie which weighed 0,111 grams! Thank you to everyone who attended for a really great day of fishing! To Mr and Mrs Bugden, Mr Kenchenten and Mr Halforty; thank you for joining and supporting the fishers throughout the weekend. To the parents who came to visit; a huge thank you! Finally, thank you to Mr Boshoff for driving and for a safe trip, and to Mrs Swart for her organisation and for her encouragement and dedication to the DHS fishing club! Voortrekker Sportfees
Hoërskool Voortrekker het 'n sportfees op 16 Maart aangebied. DHS is met busse vol sportentoesiaste Pietermaritzburg toe, baie gretig vir aksie en taai kompetisie. Baie dankie aan al die personeel en afrigters wat hulle spanne vergesel het, en ook aan die bestuurders. Ons opregte dank gaan aan Hoërskool Voortrekker wat ons vriendelik ontvang het en vir die aanbieding van so 'n heerlike en suksesvolle dag. Die resultate was as volgCordwalles Mudman
- Rugby: The u/14s beat Vootrekker 10-7. The u/15s played Kuswag and won 17-0 and the first team played KZN Development and also won 16-7. Well done boys; you made DHS proud!
- Netball: The third team played Richards Bay and unfortunately lost 4-7. The second team played Kokstad and drew their match 5-5 and the first team played Kingsway and lost 8-15. Don't worry girls; we have faith that with practise things will go better next time!
- Girls' Hockey: The first team played Richards Bay first and won 2-1, then moved onto playing Kingsway and drew 0-0 and then Newcastle High which the girls won 3-0. The team made it into the semi-finals against Wartburg but unfortunately lost 0-1. The girls played excellent hockey and are giving us a taste of an exciting season to come this year!
A round of applause should be given to Mrs Carter for organising to get all 39 athletes to Midmar Dam, especially with all the sport on the same weekend. The multi-sport group pitched two army tents (one for boys and one for girls) and settled in with a stunning view of Midmar Dam. On Sunday morning, everybody was up early and ready to climb into very chilly waters with the first event. Everybody had a really lovely day out and a big thank you to Mr and Mrs Jacobs who sponsored all the meat for the braai. Thank you, once again, to Mrs A Müller for all your hard work and endless generosity (her new nickname is "Mother Mudman"). Thank you also to Mr K Müller for the safe driving and all your hard work; without the Müllers, DHS multi-sport would definitely not be as much fun! Finally, a special thank you to Mrs Carter who always leads by example and is an encouragement to our multi-sport learners. Congratulations to the following participants:
- Individual Full Distance: Mr Carter and Mrs Carter.
- Individual Half Distance: Stephen Ferreira, Terry-Lee Honiball, David Jacobs, Justin Dekker and Jaclyn Cox, Gabby Carter (11) and Aidan Carter (9).
- Team Full Distance: Well done to Sanica Williams, Kobus Müller and Werner van Staden (Team Gongoloz) for coming second in their age group; Anél Raubenheimer, David Grace and Karla Müller (Team Avengers); Vanesse Burns, Langa Madela and Kurt Estrice (Team Skavengers); Simoné Groenewald and Rebekah Lewis (Team Armadillos); Rowan van der Merwe, Robert Scott and Tiaan de Waal (Team Twinkle Toes) and Jehan Ebrahim, Barry Scott (parent) and Makwande Mabaso (The Good , The Bad and the Ugly).
- Team Half Distance: Thealize Jacobs, Zelvin de Beer and Chanél Botes (Z-Team); Simone Millar, Soené Kolesky and Dewald Wait (Team Fitness Freaks); Anja Thom, Heidi Wichmann and Luské Kritzinger (Team Belly Blasters); Dewald Wait, Johannes Dlamini and Mellow Hlongwane (Team Dust Busters) and Erika Prinsloo, Minenhle Sangweni and Sné Vilakazi (Team Mud Shake).
Baie geluk aan die volgende atlete met hulle prestasies by die Provinsiale Kampioenskappe in Durban: Christopher Reynders het tweede gekom met Spiesgooi (49,86m); Colin Scott het ook tweede gekom in Spiesgooi, in sy ouderdom (48,80m); Jonathan Benjamin het tweede gekom in Agtkamp met 3254 punte en Surina Gregory vyfde gekom in Verspring (4,59m). Soos ons skoolleuse sê: Harde werk word beloon! Ons is trots op julle en julle betrokkenheid by hierdie mooi sport. Doen so voort! Ons wil graag baie dankie sê aan die ouers, dat hulle die leerders vervoer het, help afrig het en vir hulle voortgesette ondersteuning. Dankie ook aan Mev. Boshoff wat baie van haar tyd opgee om alles te organiseer en om die leerders te ondersteun.
Rotary Daily News Team Talk Competition
|Jonathan Benjamin, Colin Scott, Surina Gregory|
and Christopher Reynders
There was a lot of interest in the competition this year, and DHS had to hold an internal round to decide on two teams to go through to the first round. 6 teams, made up of grade 10-12 learners, participated in this round. It must be said that it was a very difficult decision choosing only 2 teams, due to the excellent speaking talent we have at DHS. The teams came up with interesting community problems which they worked hard to define in their own terms and finally solve as best they could. Firstly, Atiyyah Ameen, Wandile Khumalo and Sadiyah Malek and secondly, Simethembile Sibisi, Ayanda Dlamini and Nhlalonhle Mkhonza made it through to the preliminary round against Sarel Cilliers, held at DHS. Thank you to Mr J. Davidson, Mrs H. Stevens and Mr A. Coleman (representing DHS Rotary) for having the difficult task of adjudicating. Atiyyah, Wandile and Sadiyah won this round with the topic "Food For Thought" and travelled to Newcastle for the Semi-finals. It was a very tough round and the judges had a difficult decision, but St. Dominic's team won and moved onto the finals in Durban. Our speakers learned a lot from this experience and have received a lot of encouraging advice and many compliments. You have made us very proud and we look forward to seeing what next year's competition will bring.
Reports and Holidays
|Atiyyah Ameen, Wandile Khumalo and Sadiyah Malek|
We wish everybody a happy long weekend; please travel safely and beware of the GP traffic heading to Durban, if you are on the roads. Reports will be issued on the final day of school, 28 March.