|DHS hopes that everyone had a good holiday, despite its briefness, and that you are ready to tackle the many activities in store for us this term. The winter sports have already begun and the June exams are looming later in the term. We therefore encourage parents to keep on motivating and supporting their learners through this busy time.
Our First team squad (14 players) left for Potchefstroom on the 24th of March, where they attended a hockey coaching clinic, offered by the University of the North West. An opening ceremony was held that night and all participants were introduced to the head coach, Elun Hack, and two national players who played for South Africa at the 2012 Olympics. On the first morning of training, the boys were well rested and had fresh legs, but as the days progressed and the training got more intense, the boys started to feel the tiredness creep into their muscles. They played 6 matches and the scores were as follows: DHS won 5 of their matches against Afrikaans Hoër (2nd team) 1-0, Vereeniging Technical High 3-1, St. Dominic's 4-0, Afrikaans Hoër u/16A 2-0, Ferdinand Postma 1-0 and drew their final match against Merensky 2-2. Well done to all the boys! Your excellent behaviour and great games have made your school proud.
Die Eerste Seunshokkiespan wil hulle opregte dank uitspreek teenoor mnr. Pretorius (T-shirts 4 Afrika) vir sy ondersteuning: hy het die seuns se pragtige wedstryduitrusting en 'n duursame baadjie vir elkeen geborg. Dan is ons net so dankbaar teenoor mnr. Erlank (Tony's Tool Hire) vir die borg van die span se hokkiesakke. We would also like to tahnk Mr Ndlovu (Sokhela) for your help and sponsorship.
Ons sal u nooit voldoende kan bedank nie en ons hoop ons spel die komende seisoen sal u besighede se naam bevorder.
Over the Easter holidays, the first team attended a Hockey Clinic in Bloemfontein hosted by UFS. The mornings were spent learning new skills, and matches were played in the afternoons and at night. 8 vs 8 games were played on the Astro. A tournament team (chosen from the best players of the 25 schools attending) was selected and it was a proud moment for DHS when Surina Gregory was called to play against the KOVSIES side. Super striker, SImoné Groenewald, also impressed "off" the field and was a finalist in the Miss Clinic - proof that there are many advantages to being Hockey fit! Thank you to all who made the tour possible, as well as our sponsors: Flotek, Rabco and the Müllers. Baie geluk aan die volgende dogters wat gekies is om Umzinyathi by die provinsiale toernooi 26-28 April te verteenwoordig: Netball
O/18: Lianca Congdon, Simoné Groenewald, Chrizelle Stander, Erika Prinsloo, Nokuphila Dlamini, Rebekah Lewis, Buhle Shabangu, Anél Raubenheimer en Vanesse Burns.
O/16: Surina Gregory, Karla Müller, Minenhle Mdlalose, Sanica Williams, Jehan Ebrahim, Soené Kolesky, Zanele Ndlovu, Lisa Mtshali, Mareli Maré en Happiness Manqele.
The girls travelled to Klein Kariba, near Bela-Bela in Limpopo, on the 2nd of April to attend a clinic. The coaching was extremely well executed and the girls learned a lot. Unfortunately, the weather did not play along and the girls only got to play 1 of their 5 matches. They did, however, get the opportunity to enjoy a game drive, hot water pools, super-tubing and many more fun activities. The netball team would like to thank Mr Vögel for driving, as well as Mr and Mrs Meintjes for accompanying and supporting the girls. Bowls
Fanele Ndebele, Nqaba Mngomezulu, Sibusisiwe Mbatha and Kevin Johnson joined 5 other bowlers to represent KZN Country Bowls, at the U/19 Bowls South Africa Development Tournament, in Klerksdorp on 1 April. A lot was learned about the sport of Bowls and games were played against different clubs from provinces in South Africa. Sadness was cast over the tournament when a fellow learner passed away in a tragic accident. It was an eye-opener for everyone and it encouraged them all to appreciate life and to strive to do the best in everything as you never know what the future holds. The 4 DHS learners were awarded certificates for their participation and Nqaba received an extra one for stepping in and helping out in place of the learner which passed away. Thank you to Mrs Arndt and Mr Slabbert for coaching and guiding the learners. DHS teen Amajuba
Ons sportspanne is Saterdag Newcastle toe om teen Amajuba te gaan speel. Al die spanne het baie goed gespeel en DHS se naam hoog gehou. Dankie aan al die opvoeders wat hulle Saterdag opgeoffer het om hulle spanne te vergesel en aan te moedig. Die tellings was as volg: DHS vs LADYSMITH
Rugby - A DHS team made up of grade 10s and 11s played against Amajuba's First team, and won 28-17. Our U/14 team played against their U/15 team and won 47-5. Well done boys!
Netball - The netball girls had a very successful day winning almost all of their matches: U/14As: 14-3; U/15Bs: 23-4; U/15As 23-8; U/16Bs: 17-5 and the 2nd team unfortunately lost to their 1st team 5-14.
Girls' Hockey - The 2nd team played Amajuba's 1st team and won 1-0 and the U/14s played their U/15s and won 2-0. Well done girls!
Sport was hosted by Ladysmith High School on Wednesday, 17 April (Netball), and on Saturday, 20 April (Rugby). The Hockey was unfortunately postponed due to the wet weather. Well done to the Rugby teams and coaches who dragged themselves out of bed to face a very wet and cold day of matches on Saturday morning. The scores were as follows: The U/14s lost 6-0; the U/15s won 19-0; the 3rd team won 19-5; the 2nd team also won 7-0 and unfortunately the 1st team lost 10-15. RICHMOND MUDMAN
DHS has successfully completed the Aquelle Mudman Series. A group of 20 DHS athletes travelled to Richmond to take part in the last Mudman of the season. The athletes left for Richmond Country Club on Saturday and enjoyed sitting around a camp fire and taking in the stunning surroundings. Congratulations to all who have joined DHS in the Mudman Series; DHS Multi-sport is looking forward to some trail running and mountain biking over the winter season. Ons opregte dank gaan aan Kobus en Amanda Müller vir alles wat hulle vir ons gedoen het die afgelope jaar. Baie dankie ook aan mev. Carter vir al haar harde werk en voortdurende aanmoediging. Baie geluk aan die volgende leerders: MTB RACE
Team Full Distance: Thealize Jacobs, Janco Kotzé and Chanel Botes (Z-Team); Taylor Martinson, Kobus Müller and Werner van Staden (Gongoloz); Terry-Lee Honiball, Minenhle Sangweni and Sinethemba Vilakazi (Belly Busters); Russel Smith, David Grace and Karla Müller (The Avengers).
Individual Half Distance: David Jacobs, Stephen Ferreira, Jaclyn Cox, Erika Prinsloo, Gabby Carter, Aidan Carter and Justin Dekker.
Robert Scott took part in the Varsity College Race at Albert Falls. He completed the 40km mountain bike race in an incredible time of 1:29, came 18th overall and was the first Junior home. Excellent Robert! FISHING
From 13-14 April, 10 DHS learners attended the KZN Fishing Trials held at Klipfontein Dam. The fishing went very well and we anxiously await the results which will only be available at the end of the week. Thank you to Mr Boshoff and Mr Kenchenten, Mrs Machill and a special thank you to Mr and Mrs Bugden for all of your support and assistance. Congratulations to Henery Bugden for making the KZN fishing team as a Penkop. ATKV REDENAARS
Die volgende DHS leerders het deelgeneem aan die eerste rondte van die ATKV Redenaarskompetisie:
Sanica Williams met die onderwerp: 'Kan Ek Nog Trots Wees Op My Taal?'; Chanel McDonald met die onderwerp: 'Loslit Kitstaal Ons Taal Sonder Grense'; Jessica Roelofse met die onderwerp: 'Hoekom Het die Sirkus So Baie Toeskouers?'; Zandile Ndlovu met die onderwerp: 'Taal is Baie Meer as die Elf Amptelike Tale in Suid-Afrika'; Natalie Erasmus met die onderwerp: 'Die Mens Se Innerlike Behoefte Aan Vlieg'; Zanele Ndlovu met die onderwerp: 'Netwerk is Soos Die Mensdom' en Shanté Marais met 'My Skoene Praat.'
The top ten learners of each grade were awarded their badges for their academic achievements for term one. Congratulations to the following:
Grade 8: Dylan Maré (89%), Krushil Sewmangal, Jessica Roelofse, Bongiwe Tshabalala, Tristine Simon, Ronice Arends, Phillip Schulze, Chanté Groenewald & Sourav Singh shared position 8, Mercia Papazaharius and Chinique Odendaal. We hope you all excel in the June examinations and would like to encourage the rest of the school to work hard and aim for the top ten too!
Grade 9: Sanica Williams (92%), Zhen Lee Wang (91%), Teresha Naicker, Kevin Johnson, Muhamed Peer, Zethembiso Zindela, Fezeka Langa, Siphumelele Gumede, Sandiswa Mthombeni and Paige Cox.
Grade 10: Mfolozi Dlamini (93%), Atiyyah Ameen (91%), Sadiyah Malek (90%), Jehan Ebrahim, Nabeela Khan, Amanda Malinga, Zithobe Gumede, Aishwarya Nair, Nosipho Masina and Anja Thom.
Grade 11: Gerald Bunge (87%), Siyabonga Lukhele & Anele Buthelezi shared position 2, Nibha Ramkelawan, Raeesah Sader, Nqaba Mngomezulu, Aadhil Moola, Vanesse Burns, Keagan Reis and Luleka Mashazi.
Grade 12: Catherine Willis-Smith (91%), Nicole Slater, Buhle Madlala, Aamina Hoosain, Mlondi Shoba, Felicia de Beer, Natasha Schroeder, Sunelle von Molendorff & Suvaksh Sumer shared position 8, and Sonja Niemand.
A blood donation day was held at DHS on 16 April and 129 units of blood were collected from a total of 156 donors! Thank you to all who supported this cause. PARENT EVENING and OPEN DAYS
Thank you to all the parents who attended the different DHS functions last week. We truly appreciate your support and the concern you show for your children. We hope to see you again!
DHS would also like to remind all parents that the Parent AGM is taking place on 2 May, and not 25 April as indicated in the newsletter. We would really like to encourage you to take the time to attend this AGM, even if it is just for a short time.