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Our annual prize giving was held on Thursday, 22 October. Congratulations to all the prize winners:
DUX Atiyyah Ameen
Head Boy: Trishen Pillay. Deputy Head Boy: Victor Ndawonde. Prefects: Phelelani Buthelezi, Simba Chawanda, Estian Coetzee, Fergus Donaldson, Stephen Ferreira, Brandon Grondein, Ruben Kenchenten, Ashley Laloo, Harry Masinga, Gary Ntshangase and Musa Radebe.
Head Girl: Siphumelele Gumede. Deputy Head Girl: Hafsa Khan. Prefects: Busani Chiliza, Lize-Maé Diedericks, Saziso Kumalo, Sam-E Kunene, Fezeka Langa, Nomalungelo Mkhize, Sandiswa Mthombeni, Kelly Ngobese, Claudia Prigge, Jessica Shanahan, Shernice Tontpal, Anjé Van Zyl, Zhen Lee Wang and Zethembiso Zindela.
Head Boy: Phelelani Buthelezi. Harry Masinga, Victor Ndawonde and Gary Ntshangase.
Head Girl: Saziso Kumalo. Nonkululeko Mnisi, Kelly Ngobese and Sne Vilakazi.
We are proud of all the achievers and hope that they will be an inspiration to their peers.
COMPUTERS FOR SALE
The school has upgraded the computers in the computer room and we now have second hand computers available. Dual Core are R1500 and the other computers are R1000. It includes the keyboard, mouse and screen. Please enquire at the secretaries.
ACADEMIC TOP 10
Congratulations to the following learners who all rank in the top 10 of their grades for the third term:
Grade 8: Rachel Steenkamp, Nadia Raffenberg, Sisanda Thango, Tasheel Sewpersad, Sheri-Lee Harms, Kayla Tredoux, Andrea Oosthuizen, Ayaz Bhula, Siyathokoza Lukele and Rebekka Böhmer.
Grade 9: Keshmiel Govender, Karl Thom, Edrich Nortjé, Claudio Gopie, Muziwethu Sithole, Nicolene Janse van Rensburg, Philasande Mdletshe, Sithembiso Ndwandwe, Reece Nair and Lizwi Khumalo.
Grade 10: Mthobisi Zondo, Dylan Maré, Sibongiseni Ximba, Chanté Groenewald, Unathi Mahlangu, Ziphozonke Zulu, Krushil Sewmangal, Sinothile Shabangu, Chinique Odendaal and Keren Ferreira.
Grade 11: Sphumelele Gumede, Zhen Lee Wang, Victor Ndawonde, Fezeka Langa, Sandiswa Mthombeni, Hafsa Khan, Jessica Shanahan, Zethembiso Zindela, Lize - Mae Diedericks and Mpumelelo Ngubo.
Grade 12: Atiyyah Ameen, Sadiyah Malek, Jehan Ebrahim, Simone Millar, Anja Thom, Zithobe Gumede, Taznita Kista, Raees Kajee, Sarah-Jane Cherry and Nokukhanya Ngwenya.
JAN-FREDERICK VAN ZYL - BEST BOY ATHLETE
Jan-Frederik is one of those athletes who just keeps on performing! On Saturday, 17 October, he participated in the Clover Athletics meeting in Bloemfontein. He was part of the invitation team from Pietermaritzburg. Many schools participated, amongst others, Grey College, Pretoria Boys High, Waterkloof, Affies, Jim Fouchè and Kempton Park.
Jan-Frederik excelled in the u/14 javelin where he threw a personal best distance of 58.81m. He achieved an amazing 945 points on the ASA table. Jan - Frederik was named the best athlete of the boys’ events and his prize was handed to him by Wade van Niekerk, who became world champion in the 400m this year.
It is such a special experience and we are incredibly proud of this young man who has really proven that hard work and passion always produce results.
NKZN YOUTH CHOIR
The following choristers have successfully passed the final round of auditions for the 2016 NKZN Youth Choir and have been selected to sing in this prestigious choir: Bandile Zondo, Nosipho Kubheka, Ayanda Dube, Sinothile Ndlazi, Unathi Mahlangu, Mathembandile Dlamini, Zethembiso Zindela and Sphelele Hlongwane.
Congratulations to each of these choristers!
ST DOMINIC’S BUNDU BASH IN UTRECHT
On Saturday, 17 October 2015, our multisport team travelled to Utrecht to compete against other schools at the annual Bundu Bash held in Utrecht. DHS had a very successful day. Our learners won many awards and we definitely had the most enthusiasm! The results were as follows:
Gabby Carter, Joshua Donaldson and Philipp Stehr came first in their age groups. Nadia Raffenberg, Deandre Pillay and Dylan Marè came second in their age groups. Keaton von Rauenstein and Rebekka Böhmer came third in their age group. DHS completely dominated the u/15 and u/17 age groups, obtaining first, second and third prizes for both boys and girls.
Christian van Dyk is really an inspiration to others. He came first overall and in his age group for this challenging event.
Mr and Mrs Carter completed the 40km Thirsti Big cycle and Mr Botha and Mrs du Plessis ran the 10km trail run. The teachers and learners really enjoyed themselves. It is always an inspiration to see how much enthusiasm young people have for sport and a healthy lifestyle.
During the October holidays, Trishen Pillay, took part in the second round of Expo, the International Science Fair, in Boksburg.
He really impressed the judges in different fields of knowledge and received a highly commended award for his project. He was also awarded the RS Raspberry Pi Prize for showing awareness and understanding of a current technological challenge and offering an innovative solution. His project was based on developing a novel ignition preventing drunken driving.
Congratulations on your achievements, Trishen!
DHS NETBALL CLOSING TOURNAMENT
The netball coaches organised a tournament and the girls participated in good spirit and with enthusiasm. Congratulations to the Springboks who won the tournament with 23 points. Kangaroos came second with 13 points, followed by the Hyenas (9), the Zebras (8), Cheetahs (3) and the Leopards (1).
The Best Player trophy was awarded to Lethiwe Mathonsi and Most Promising went to Minenhle Ndlovu.
Thank you to everyone who made this tournament possible.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE EXAMS!
Juniors (Gr 8 & 9): Report to class at 07:45
Seniors: Report to Hall at 07:45
Learners must be on time, as no extra time will be given. Please ensure you have ALL stationary necessary for the exam as no borrowing will be allowed. All school rules still apply during the exam period.
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