|MEDIA STATEMENT REGARDING COURIER REPORT
We at Dundee High School have always taken a very firm stance on the use and abuse of both legal and illegal substances. In respect of this policy we have ourselves in the past requested that the police assist us in maintaining this standpoint. ESKOM EXPO FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS
We as staff and management of DHS are very concerned about all our learners and the children of our community in general with regard to this scourge sweeping our country. We hope that this past event will serve as a reminder to all parents about what may be happening in this country’s schools.
Specifically, we hope also that the learner involved and the parents will deal with this constructively and in the best interests of the learner.
On the 8th of August 2014, 10 of Dundee High’s learners were involved in an Expo qualification round in order to progress to the Eskom Expo International Science Fair. Sandiswa Mthombeni, Trishen Pillay, Sadiyah Malek, and Nafisa Ebrahim, all received Gold awards. Zithobe Gumede and Victor Ndawonde received Silver awards. Hafsa Khan received a Bronze award. SOCCER COACH
Sandiswa Mthombeni was also named as the Best in the Medical Category. Nomalungelo Mkhize, Aishwarya Nair and Taznita Kista received Highly Recommended Certificates.
Sadiyah Malek, Zithobe Gumede and Victor Ndawonde have qualified to go to the Eskom Expo International Science Fair in October, where they will fly the Dundee High School flag, and surely make Dundee High extremely proud.
We are urgently seeking a soccer coach to assist with our 1st Team Soccer Boys. Should anyone be interested or know of anyone who is willing and able - kindly contact Mr Fraser. SNISH MAKES DUNDEE HIGH PROUD
Snish Mpontshane might be the next rugby great bred by DHS. He has endured a gruelling process of trials, where he has once again showed that he is a force to be reckoned with in rugby circles. Hours of dedication in the gym, and on the rugby field have brought him to this level of competition. Now Snish is reaping the fruits of his hard work. SOCCER
Mr Etienne Fynn, the director of the Sharks Academy, noticed Snish during the KZN trials and offered him a bursary of R155 000 per year to join the Academy. Snish has decided to grab this opportunity with both arms wide open - and we look forward to seeing him in the Shark’s Senior team in the near future.
For the 2nd consecutive year, Snish has managed to play himself straight into the starting lineup of the KZN Country Districts team. On Wednesday, 2 July, the KZN Country Districts team departed for Worcester from Glenwood to participate in the annual Academy week.
Snish, you have made Dundee High School proud and we wish you all the best for your rugby future.
The DHS soccer season has started with a bang for our girls’ team who beat St. Dominic’s 2-1 in their first match. The boys’ team unfortunately lost their match. The DHS first boys’ soccer team attended the Utrecht Soccer Tournament and had a fun-filled day of soccer. CHOIR NEWS
The choir took part in the Newcastle Choir Festival and although we were the smallest choir and rather inexperienced, fared well. Now just practice, practice, practice! Next time you’re stressed: Take a step back, inhale and laugh. Remember who you are and why you’re here. You’re never given anything in this world that you can’t handle. Be strong, be flexible, love yourself, and love others. Always remember, just keep moving forward!TENNIS
Choir auditions will continue in the coming week (25 - 30 August) during first breaks.
Choir practices will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 14:25 until 15:30 in the choir room.
The DHS tennis team has had a difficult start to their season. They have played against St. Dominic’s, Vryheid High School and Sarel Cilliers, but unfortunately have lost the rounds so far. TREVERTON BUNDU BASH
Chins up - still a long season ahead and with practice and determination we are sure the tide will change!
Dundee High had such great fun at the Treverton Bundu Bash. The learners / athletes took part in the Chainsaw, Dustbuster and Trail Run event. The DHS Multisport kids are gaining in confidence as they participate in more events individually! This led to a lack of space on the bike trailer for everyone’s bicycles. (Hint!Hint!) NORTHERN KZN CRICKET FIXTURES
Congratulations to the following athletes who took part:
Chainsaw Individual:Luske Kritzinger, Dylan Maré, Dewald Wait, Justin Dekker, Kobus Müller, Soené Kolesky and Christian van Dyk. Soené was 3rd in her age group and Christian, 1st. Well done! Congratulations to Miss Coetzee and Miss Bijker would competed in the event as a team.
Dustbuster Individual: Stephan Ferreira, Fergus Donaldson, Caitlyn Mitchell and Simba Chawanda. Both Caitlyn and Simba managed 3rd places in their age groups! Nathan Padayachee, Cheree Ollewagen, Larnell Nero and Zidhaan Nair competed in the event as a team.
10km Trail Run: Jehan Ebrahim, Zandile Ndlovu, Karla Müller, Ibrahim Hoosain, Sne Vilakazi and Mrs Carter. Jessica Shanahan and Caide Sharp completed the 4km walk.
Well done DHS; keep up the brilliant multisporting spirit!
Please take note of the following cricket fixtures. The 1st Girls team and the u15s will play on the Wednesday before the 1st Boys game. IMPORTANT DATES
30/8 vs VHS
3/9 vs NHS
6/9 vs LHS
13/9 vs FHS
1/11 vs St Doms
Saturday 12 August - Vryheid Trail Run
Saturday 30 August - KZNFBAU AGM
Cricket vs VHS
Tuesday 9 September - Afrikaans Junior Olympiad
Thursday 11 September Matric Farewell
Monday 15 September - Gr 12 Trial Exams begin