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09 Oct 2017

DHS CRICKET BOYS GO ON TOUR 

 

On Friday, 29 September 2017, Dundee High's first cricket team went on tour to Eshowe. Arriving there they played their first match against Port Shepstone High and had a tough fight and unfortunately lost. 

Saterdagoggend was 'n nat en koue oggend, maar die spel het steeds aangehou. DHS het teen Hoërskool Eshowe gespeel waar die wedstryd 2 keer gestop moes word as gevolg van reën en die boulbeurte na 10 beurte aan 'n kant moes verminder word. DHS het Eshowe gewen en die middag vir Hoërskool Kingsway aangepak. Kingsway se span het gedink hulle gaan oor DHS kan loop, maar DHS het hulle 'n ding of twee gewys en 'n tweede wen in die sak gesteek. 

Sunday morning was a bit more sunny and warm and the boys had a chance to play on a dry pitch. DHS played against Pionier High first and pocketed their 3rd win for the tour. That afternoon DHS played against Eshowe high again and after a long and hot match DHS managed to get their 4th and final win, placing them second on the tour with Port Shepstone taking first place and Kingsway High taking third. 

Ons wil net dankie sê aan Siya, die krieketorganiseerder by Hoërskool Eshowe, wat die toer gereel het en seker gemaak het almal is gemaklik en eet lekker. Dankie ook aan al die spelers wat dit moontlik gemaak het dat DHS 'n goeie toer gehad het. Julle almal het DHS se naam hoog gehou. Volgende jaar maak ons weer so. 

01 Oct 2017

Heritage day celebrations at DHS 

On Tuesday, 26 September, we enjoyed a fun filled day with the Gr11s who made sure that we were entertained with an interesting gumboot dance from The Shades of Africa, poem recitals and ethnic dances.  Learners also prepared traditional food for everyone to enjoy!  It was an amazing day of celebrating our roots and diversity.

 
DHS learners celebrating their heritage


Hawwaa Pandor, Reece Nair and Lizwi Khumalo selling pancakes


All Shades of Africa entertaining the crowd with their gumboot dancing

25 Sep 2017

DHS’s VUYO NGOBESE wins Gr11 Financial Literacy Speech Contest 

On Friday, 15 September, three of our learners participated in the contest. Akhona Ngubane, Celiwe Sibiya and Vuyo Ngobese gave well researched and practiced speeches on topics dealing with entrepreneurship, wise spending and financial planning. The three orators performed brilliantly with Celiwe being placed 3rd and Vuyo winning the competition convincingly. Unfortunately, due to new competition regulations, Vuyo is unable to proceed to the Provincial round as our school is classified as a quintile 5 school. Dundee High is nevertheless extremely proud of this young man and the young ladies who participated. 

DHS Matric Farewell 

Dundee High School’s Matric Farewell will be held at the Battlefields Country Lodge on the 28th September.  Spectators are welcome to come and view the arrival of the matriculants from 16:30 – 18:30. Please note that the spectators will use a separate entrance (at the rugby fields).  Entrances will be clearly marked.  Come and enjoy an afternoon of excitement as these young ladies and gentlemen fluff their feathers. 

DHS thanks the Motsepe Foundation for donating bibs 

We are truly grateful for the generous donation of bibs from the Motsepe foundation.  DHS received the bibs for their participation in a provincial tournament that took place on the 2 September.  Mr Sibiya from the department of education visited DHS on Monday 18 September to hand the bibs over to Mrs L Madondo, a DHS netball coach. 

18 Sep 2017

DHS TRUMPS ALL COMPETITION AT ANNUAL MOOT COMPETITION 

On Friday, September 15, Philasande Mdletshe and Vuyo Ngobese accompanied by Mrs V Sewmangal, travelled to Durban to take part in the National School’s Moot Court Competition (NSMCC) hosted by the University of Pretoria.  This is a law competition where contestants have to prepare a court case and present it in front of magistrates who will ask them questions related to their case.  Different schools in RSA enter essays of which the top 10 in each province are chosen.  Philasande and Vuyo’s essay was 6th in KZN. 

On Saturday morning, the team presented their case and the magistrates were amazed at their quick and persuasive answers to their questions.  Four KZN teams were chosen to partake in the final rounds on October 4 – 7 at the Pretoria Constitutional Court.  Not only did Philasande and Vuyo make it to the final, they won the whole competition for Quintile 4 – 5 schools. 

We are so proud of these two learners who won an impressive trophy for their efforts, as well as a beautiful certificate for the school. These two definitely prove that hard work pays off.  A vote of thanks goes out to Mrs Sewmangal for accompanying the learners to Durban and helping them with their preparation.  The learners were commended on their excellent behaviour and presentation.  It is always wonderful to see that learners from DHS are able to put us on the map. Well done! 

DHS mudman Michaelis challenge 

This weekend was also very amazing, in terms of sport!  Mrs Carter and her team of athletes had a very successful day in Vryheid where they managed to have the most entries of nearly 50 athletes.  Mrs Carter was also complemented on the wonderful behaviour of the learners.  We are proud to say that DHS won R10 000 for having the most entries.  Well done Mrs Carter and team! 

11 Sep 2017

DHS krieket 

Die eerste krieketspan het 'n oortuigende wen oor Vryheid Landbou gehad op Woensdag die 6de September. Hulle het Landbou gewen met 10 paaltjies. Die o/15's het Donderdag die 7de September in 'n taai stryd gelykop gespeel teen Ferrum. 

DHS soccer 

On Tuesday, September 5, the first team soccer boys travelled to Ferrum to play their league match. They won 3-2. The girls unfortunately lost 2-3. We also played against Vryheid Landbou on Wednesday. The junior boys won 4-2 and the first team boys won 3-0. The girls won 2-1. On Thursday, the teams played against Vryheid. The girls drew 0-0, junior boys won 3-0 and the 1st boys won 3-2. We would also just like to thanks the teams for their exceptional behaviour on and off the field. 

Tennis 

On Saturday, September 9, DHS played against Newcastle High and won their games convincingly.  They also managed to end second overall for the day. Thanks to all the learners who participate and hold the school’s name high. 

DHS Netball Girls Top The Log

The under 15 DHS and DSS netball girls represented UMzinyathi on Saturday  2 September 2017 at Newcastle  High.  This tournament  started in 2016 and they came first in the district  followed by Dundee Secondary School.  Both teams enjoyed the tournament and thanks to Miss  Z Ziqubu, Miss Z Nkabinde and Mr.Vogel for all the support. It was really an amazing experience.  The girls put our District on the KZN map again.  A big thank you to our Department of Education for the support.  We hope to see even more talent next year.

The following learners were involved in this tournament:

Motsepe tournament DHS players

  1. Yolanda Sithole
  2. Penny Parmisser
  3. Hope  Mkhize
  4. Nozibusiso Mbatha
  5. Sethabile Ntuli
  6. Thandolwethu Biyela
  7. Sisanda Thungo
  8. Aphelele Zwane
  9. Mkhuleko Nxumalo

We are super proud of all these hopeful athletes and we hope to see much more of them on the sports field.

28 Aug 2017

DHS golfers enjoy a successful league game at DCC 

On Friday, 25 August 2017, various DHS learners took part in the golf league game hosted at DCC.  Ronnie Mulligan, Dylan Mare, Keagan Donaldson, Janco Kotze, Joshua Donaldson, Keaton von Rauenstein, Ewaldt Potgieter, Preston Caldecot, Caide Sharp, Koos Mdladla, Natalie MacTaggard, Tamarah Grierson and Hamish Grierson took part in this competition.  The organiser of the day, Mr Sias Weyers of Newacastle High, found it noteworthy to mention that our only girl team showed immense potential with competitive scores on their first day of play! They almost beat their seasoned opponents with spectacular swings and perfect putting.  We hope to see more of these girls soon.  Keep up the good work! 

 
Tamarah Grierson and Natalie MacTaggard, showing the golfers who's boss on the course...

DHS cricket 

Die o/15s het VHS met 6 paaltjies gewen met Juandre wat die meeste lopies (35) aangeteken het.  Die eerstes het met 41 lopies verloor teen VHS. 

DHS tennis 

The tennis has had an interesting season thus far.  They lost against VHS but beat Sarel Cilliers in their most recent match. 

21 Aug 2017

DHS CHOIR VOICES RISE TO THE TOP 

On Thursday evening, 18 August 2017, the DHS choir travelled to Newcastle to participate in the annual Newcastle choir festival.  On very short notice, Vuyo Ngobese had to take over as the choir conductor and we are very happy to report that our choir sang beautifully and received special mention from Mr M Govender, the headmaster of Newcastle High.  The festival was a wonderful highlight for our choir learners and we want to thank all the choir parents of DHS for supporting their children in their singing. 

SUCCESSFUL SOCCER SCORES FOR THE SEASON 

The first team boys have had a great season thus far! They played against St Dominic’s Academy and won 11 – 0.  Last week, they faced Amajuba and drew 1 – 1.  We are extremely proud of this young team and can’t wait to see what they will accomplish in the rest of the season. 

CRICKETERS BOWL COMPETITION OUT 

The u/15s are unbeaten this season, winning their matches against Ladysmith, Newcastle and Sarel Cilliers.  The first team is having an interesting season with many ups and downs – they have only managed to win one of their three games thus far. 

14 Aug 2017

DHS's “Oh dear, Shakespeare Play” showcases talent like never before 

DHS produced a successful week of theatre where learners from all grades played various roles from a combination of Shakespearean plays in a parody written by local science teacher, Mr Visser.  The learners enjoyed themselves on stage as well as in the audience.  Many were able to identify with characters from the mystical ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, the classic ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as well as the tragedy of ‘Macbeth’, to mention only a few.  We would like to thank all the educators, parents as well as dedicated learners who made this year’s play a memorable and successful one.  A special vote of thanks must go out to Mr and Mrs Visser who dedicated many hours of patience, hard work and passion into this production. 


Caide Sharp and Philasande Mdletshe on stage


Amanda Cilo and Philasande Mdletshe in action

MEMEL WALK – STAFF FROM DUNDEE HIGH ROCKS! 

On Women’s Day, ten staff members travelled to Memel to take part in the Relay Walk.  Every team member had to walk 10 km! Mrs Sewmangal and Mrs Madondo made it look easy and finished in record times.  Thanks to every member who got up at 3am and still managed to have a sense of humour and a wonderful adventure with many memories made.  Well done to Mr Botha who completed the 51km run on his own.  We look forward to having more teams next year.  Let the training begin!!! 

DHS HAD A SUCCESSFUL START TO THE THIRD TERM

DHS Top Achievers for Term 2 

Well done to the following learners for obtaining the highest term averages in their respective grades. They are true examples that hard work and diligence always pays off. In Grade 8 Julia Bohmer 91%, Grade 9 Stefan Thom 90%, Grade 10 Sisanda Thango 89%, Grade 11 Keshmiel Govender and Karl Thom 91% and Grade 12 Kwenzokuhle Zondo 88%. 

Hope Mkhize our own Boxing Star 

On the 29th of July Hope attended a Youth & Junior Boxing Tournament in Ladysmith. She received a silver medal. Well done Hope, we are very proud of you! 

Megan Peddie – Ballet Princess 

On the 1st of August Megan took part in the Eisteddfod in Newcastle. She received 80% for Ballet. Congratulations Megan! 

EXPO 

On the 4th of August, 9 of our learners went to Ladysmith to take part in the EXPO. They were brilliant and we are very proud of them. Congratulations to the following learners: 

Ajaz Bhula received Bronze, Laura Lukele received silver and Shaquel Tontpal received gold. Krushil Sewmangal received gold as well as The Renewable Energy Reward. 

Shaquel and Krushil will attend a meeting in Ladysmith next Saturday to finalise the South-African EXPO Team. 

Cross Country 

Lwazi Nene and Sizwe Malakoane was chosen for the Endumeni Cross Country Team. They took part in the Umzinyathi Meeting on Saturday, 5 August. Well done boys! 

DUNDEE HIGH SECOND IN THE COUNTRY

National South African Literacy Association Public Speaking Competition 

Two pupils of Dundee High School have participated in the National South African Literacy Association Public Speaking Competition at Sutherland High School in Pretoria on Saturday, 29 July 2017. Kiana Sadaw and Muhammed Hoffese had performed brilliantly and had received certificates for their excellent presentations. Kiana was placed 2nd in the Grade 11 Category. We are extremely proud of both our learners. Keep up the great work! 

Rugby Girls 

On 2 July 2017 Lethiwe Mathonsi and Silindile Zuma attended the UKZN Rugby Union Craven week for u/18 girls. It was a great opportunity for them and they gained a lot of experience. They would like to thank everyone who supported them. Great job girls! 

DYLAN MARÉ - ONS EIE RUGBYHELD!

Dylan Maré het na verskeie rondtes rugbyproewe deurgedring tot die finale proewe en is gekies vir die o18 Natal Platteland Span. Hy is ook aangewys as díe span se kaptein. Dylan en sy span neem deel aan die o18 Coca-Cola Craven en Akademie Week in Johannesburg vanaf 17 tot 22 Julie! Baie geluk Dylan, ons is baie trots op jou!

DUNDEE HIGH PRESENTS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

NETBALL 

Two of our KZN Netball players went to Boksburg from 2 – 6 July to take part in the national tournament. Thandolwethu Biyela (u15) and Simangaye Nkwanyana (u18) were among KZN players who put Umzinyathi on the map. With them was Mrs Lindiwe Madondo (u15 KZN Dolphins coach). We are very proud of them and may they keep raising the flag of DHS flying high.

DHS gee om! 

‘n Paar van ons leerders het geld ingesamel om komberse te koop. Hulle het na die DBV gegaan om die komberse aan hul te skenk. Ons is baie trots op ons leerders wat soveel omgee en liefde toon.

19 Jun 2017

DHS 1st Team Netball unbeaten during this season! 

 

We would like to congratulate our 1st Team Netball players for winning all their games during this season! You did exceptionally well and we are very proud of you! 

Even when it's cold, Dundee High still produces white hot performances!

Krieket 

Hoërskool Dundee wil net graag die volgende seuns geluk wens wat deurgedring het na die volgende rondte proewe as deel van die Noord-Natal krieket keuringsproses wat op Sondag, 4 Junie by St. Dominic's plaasgevind het.

Vir die onder 15's:
Lermard Fraser en Preston Caldecott.

Vir die onder 19's:
Deandre Pillay en Sibongakonke Mbatha.

The next rounds of trials will take place on the 23rd of June for the u/15's and the 25th of June for the u/19's.

Even when it's cold, Dundee High still produces white hot performances from its cricket boys!

Boys Hockey 

We are very proud to announce that the following boys were chosen for the KZN Inland Country District Team, they will take part in a tournament during the holidays:

u/14’s:
Eric Lauwrens and Hamish Grierson.

u/16’s:
Sifiso Khanyile, Andrew Nero, Bryce Sharp, Stefan Thom, Nqubeko Mngomezulu and Shaun Madi (non-traveling reserve).

u/18’s:
Andile Dlamini, Ndumiso Botha, Karl Thom and Nathi Mazibuko (non-traveling reserve).

Congratulations boys, best of luck with the tournament!


Karl Thom, Ndumiso Botha, Bryce Sharp, Eric Lauwrens, Stefan Thom, Sifiso Khanyile,
Andile Dlamini, Nqubeko Mngomezulu, Andrew Nero and Hamish Grierson

Justin Dekker off to South Carolina! 

Justin Dekker is going to compete at the UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina on July 25 – 30, 2017. Congratulations Justin with this huge achievement! All the best!

DHS KEEPS ON ACHIEVING IN DIFFERENT FIELDS

ATKV Applous Choir Competition 

On 22 May the ATKV Applous Choir Competition took place in Newcastle. The DHS Choir won silver at the competition under the conductor, John Mulhatton. We are very proud of our choir and look forward to even greater heights next year! 

SALA Orators 

On Saturday, 27 May, four of our learners participated in the South African Literacy Association (SALA) Speech Competition held at Ferrum High School, Newcastle. Minenhle Mnguni, Muhammed Hofesse, Keshmiel Govender and Kiana Sadaw who were accompanied by Mrs. Sewmangal, all performed exceedingly well. The learners report that participating in such a contest was a most enriching experience and they would like to encourage all other learners to make use of similar opportunities which might enable them to unleash their own hidden talents. We congratulate all four learners for receiving gold certificates and for being excellent ambassadors of our school. We also express our appreciation to Mrs. Sewmangal for her mentoring and support. 

Joshua Donaldson - A good sportsman 

Joshua took part in the Enduro Mountain Bike Race at Karkloof on Sunday, 28 May, and was the 3rd Junior Overall. Congratulations Joshua! 

u/19 Rugby Trials 

Monday, 29 May, our boys went to trials in Vryheid for selection for u/19 NKZN. Five of our boys made the team. Siya Nkabinde, Bongumenzi Ntuli, Njabulo Ndlovu, Lwandile Mdladla and Sizwe Malakoane will be going to Reitz in the June holidays. Well done boys! 


From left to right:
Siya Nkabinde, Lwandile Mdladla, Njabulo Ndlovu, Bongumenzi Ntuli and Sizwe Malakoane

Sport vs Newcastle High 

This past Saturday we played against Newcastle High. 

Rugby
After playing tough games the scores were as follows: 

  • u14’s lost 12-5 
  • u15’s drew 24-24 
  • u16’s won 24-21 
  • 2nd Team lost 25-20 
  • 1st Team won 38-7 

Netball
We played excellent Netball on Saturday and had the following scores: 

  • u14A lost 15-8 
  • u14B won 11-4 
  • u15A won 18-6 
  • u16A won 26-17 
  • 1st Team won 22-17 

Boys Hockey
The 1st Team had a tough, but good game and managed to win 1-0. 

Girls Hockey
The girls played very well on Saturday and had the following scores: 

  • u14 won 2-0 
  • u16 won 2-0 
  • 1st Team drew 1-1 

We wish all the teams good luck for the upcoming Saturday! We know you can do it! 

DHS LEERDERS BLINK UIT OP VERSKEIE GEBIEDE

Prefects at Eventide 

The prefects did their bit in terms of service to the community, by visiting the residents at Eventide, home for the old aged. There were many cheers and smiles as songs were sung, goodie bags were handed out and cupcakes were served. The prefects unanimously decided that they would love to spend an afternoon with the elderly and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. They pledged to visit the home again and were honoured when they were told that they were role models for other High School children.


The Prefects at Eventide

Sport vs Utrecht 

Woensdag, 24 Mei, het ons spanne teen Utrecht gespeel en ongelooflike resultate opgelewer.

Girls Hockey – The u14s and a mixed senior team took on Utrecht’s u15s and 1st team. The u14s won 2-0 and the senior team won 2-1.

Netbal – Die meisies het ‘n baie interessante ervaring gehad toe hulle op gras gespeel het, maar het nogtans goed gedoen. Die o15s het 13-5 gewen en die 1ste span het 35-2 gewen.

Rugby – The rugby had excellent results. Our u15s won 55-10 and the 2nd team won 22-7.

Sport vs Amajuba 

Girls Hockey - On Saturday, 27 May, the second team travelled to Amajuba to play their first team. The girls came home 3-2 victors.

The 1st team played a friendly exhibition game against previous first team girls. It was an exciting game with the current Spartans winning 2-1. It was a truly a wonderful experience seeing the field covered in red, black and white. Thank you to everyone who came to support and the old players for taking to the field again.

Netbal – Die o14As het 5-20 verloor, die o14Bs het 6-15 verloor, die o16As het 32-12 gewen en die 1ste span het ‘n uitstekende wedstryd gehad en het 60-3 gewen.

Rugby – We played good rugby on Saturday. The u15s managed to win 50-26 but the 2nd team unfortunately lost 18-15.

Girls Hockey Trials 

Congratulations to Gabby Carter, Abigail Box, Nontu Khuzwayo and Tamarah Grierson who have been chosen to represent the u16 KZN Country District team. The girls will be playing in a tournament in Witbank over the holidays.

A huge thank you to our sponsors 

Sport is important for children. Not only does the old adage of a healthy body leads to a healthy mind ring true, but playing a team sport teaches discipline, determination, team work, communication and the value of hard work. For many of our learners, the winter sport season is an outlet and escape for the many pressures and hardships faced by the younger generation. We would like to thank every member of the community that has contributed to our children - may it be a small donation for a tour or a word of encouragement on the side of the field. You will never know the good you have done in the lives of these sport kids. We are so very grateful to all our sponsors who have contributed to kits, equipment and financial assistance. Rabco, Zinoju Coal, T-Shirts 4 Afrika, Fedauto, Evo Lubricants, Ismails, Docrats, Charlie's Superspar, Sharp Motors, Dundee Toyota, Dundee Bowls Club, Business League bowls players, Brian Taylor, Mpathi Apteek, Jacobs' Boerdery, Paulinah Truck Hire and Mrs Catlett. Thank you for making this sport season a success and we know our children have, and will continue, to wear your business name with pride. If any business would like to assist the school and make a difference in the lives of the sport kids, please feel free to contact us. Zorba, Colab, The Spartans and The Smurfs salute you.


The first team Hockey Boys with a sponsor

26 May 2017

JUNE EXAMS

We would like to bring to your attention that the June Examinations will start on 12 June. Please ensure that your child is well prepared for the exam. We suggest that a study timetable should be set up and that if studying has not yet begun – the learners must start studying today.

Juniors (Gr 8 & 9) : Report to class : 07:45

Start writing:

08:00 – 10:00

Seniors and Matrics: Report to Hall or Room 86: 07:45

Start writing:

08:00 – 11:00 (3hr paper)
08:00 – 10:00 (2hr paper)

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.

D6 SCHOOL COMMUNICATOR

The D6 School Communicator is a desktop and mobile application designed to simplify the sending of news, calendar events, photographs and documents to our learners and parents. It is in, effect, an electronic newsletter, and pushes content daily to the end user. Parents can now use this app to find relevant information regarding events at school, read about sport results, view videos and photos of events and so much more. We urge all parents to download and install the app to keep up to date with all that is happening at DHS.

The desktop version can be installed on your home/office computer. The download link can be found at http://www.d6technology.com/downloads/school. The mobile version can be installed on most smart phones running either an Android or iOS system. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store (Android phones) or the App Store (iOS phones). To view the app on any other phone not running on either of those systems, visit the mobi site at http://www.schoolcommunicator.mobi/.

NETBALL

Congratulations to Thandolwethu Biyela (u15) and Simangaye Nkwanyana (u18) who were chosen to represent KZN in their respective teams. Well done girls we are very proud of you.

TOP TEN TERM ONE

Well done to the following learners who placed top in their grades for the first term.

Gr 8: (All Above 83%)

Julia Böhmer; Amahle Nkosi; Eric Lauwrens; Jonathan Böhmer; Miguelle Benadie; Spesihle Maphalala; Zakiya Khan; Zainub Khan; Chirag Singh and Arista Jagath.

Gr 9: (All Above 79%)

Stefan Thom; Asande Masala; Ayabonga Cindi; Sinakokhonke Sibisi; Shoaib Malek; Neo Motaung; MacGreiger Stein; Zethembe Nxumalo; Anika Ragubeer and Bibi Moola.

Gr 10: (All Above 79%)

Sisanda Thango; Nadia Raffenberg; Ayaz Bhula; Monique Arends; Rebekka Böhmer; Andrea Oosthuizen; Udisha Massalia; Loritha Maharaj; Tasheel Sevpersad and Samkelisiwe Marhwa.

Gr 11: (All Above 84%)

Karl Thom; Keshmiel Govender; Philisande Mdletshe; Claudio Gopie; Kiana Sadaw; Sithembiso Ndwandwe; Tian Wang; Muziwethu Sithole; Minenhle Mnguni and Muhammed Hoffese.

Gr 12: (All Above 78%)

Mercia Papazaharias; Kwenzokuhle Zondo; Sinothile Shabangu; Dylan Maré; Ziphozonke Zulu; Sibongiseni Ximba; Chanté Groenewald; Sourav Singh; Thealize Jacobs and Deanne Collins.

RUGBY

On Monday, 15 May, our rugby boys participated in a round of provincial trials. Congratulations to Dylan Maré, Sizwe Malakoane, Thabani Mnisi and Bongumenzi Ntuli who have been selected to participate in the final trials in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday, 24 May. From these trials the KZN, Craven week, academic and country district teams will be chosen.

We wish these four boys all the best and are sure they will make us proud!

DHS REPRESENTED WELL DURING THE PAST WEEK

Rugby Trials 

Dylan Maré, Sizwe Malakoane, Thabani Mnisi and Bongumenzi Ntuli took part in rugby trials that took place on Monday 15 May. 

It was all the boys selected from all regions of KZN. From these trials they have thinned out the list to make one of three possible KZN Teams; Craven Week Team, Academic Team or Country District Team. These boys are still eligible to make any one of those sides. The next trials will take place in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday 24 May. 

We wish you the best of luck boys! 

Boys Hockey Trials 

Nqubeko Mngomezulu was selected to be part of the Training Squad of the KZN Inland Team. 

Well done Nqubeko and good luck with the next round! 


Nqubeko Mngomezulu

Nampo 

Op die 17de Mei het ‘n groep van 9 ywerige seuns die lang pad na Bothaville, vir die Nampo Oesfees, aangedurf. Ons het by Klerksdorp Dam oorgeslaap, en het die 19de weer die pad terug aangedurf. Dit was ‘n opwindende toer gewees, en ons het baie geleer. Ons wil net vir Meneer Smit baie dankie sê vir die geleentheid en dat hy ons gevat het, dit was ‘n groot belewenis! 


Die seuns by die Nampo Oesdag
Keaton von Raunstein, Janco Kotze, Ronnie Mulligan, Dylan Maré, Jan-Frederik van Zyl, CJ van Rooyen, Aidan de Lange en Adriaan Sadie

Sport vs Vryheid High 

Rugby 

Saterdag, 20 Mei, het ons teen Vryheid Hoërskool gespeel en het die volgende uitslae gehad: 

  • o14’s – DHS 0-24 VHS 
  • o15’s – DHS 8-12 VHS 
  • o16’s – DHS 14-12 VHS 
  • 2de Span – DHS 10-17 VHS 
  • 1ste Span – DHS 28-10 VHS 

Seuns Hokkie 

Die seuns het baie goeie hokkie gespeel. Die 2de Span het ongelukkig 2-1 verloor terwyl die 1ste Span 2 elk gelykop gespeel het! 

Girls Hockey 

A warmer day brought about better results for our girls’ teams. The u14s had a great game and won 2-0. The u16s lost 1-3. The 2nds kept up their good form with a 1-0 win and the 1st Team won 1-0. Thank you to everyone for their support. A big thank you to Louise Rebeiro for umpiring three games on Saturday. 

Netbal 

Die meisies het hul harte uitgespeel met die volgende uitslae: 

  • o14A – DHS 18-16 VHS 
  • o15A – DHS 19-14 VHS 
  • o15B – DHS 16-23 VHS 
  • o16A – DHS 10-18 VHS 
  • o16B – DHS 4-16 VHS 


Congratulations to all our teams, good luck with the next games! 


The Netball Girls in action

15 May 2017

ANOTHER BUSY WEEK FOR DHS 

Netbal 

Op Woensdag, 10 Mei, het ons netbalmeisies Vryheid Landbou met trots aangedurf en goeie resultate gehad met die volgende tellings: 

  • o14A: DHS 18-2 Landbou 
  • o15A: DHS 18-6 Landbou 
  • o16A: DHS 16-20 Landbou 
  • 2de Span: 14-6 Landbou 
  • 1ste Span: 71-6 Landbou 


The Netball Girls in action at Vryheid Landbou 

Saterdag, 13 Mei, het ons teen Hoërskool Ferrum gespeel en die volgende tellings gehad: 

  • o14A: DHS 4-22 Ferrum 
  • o14B: DHS 4-16 Ferrum 
  • o15A: DHS 6-11 Ferrum 
  • o15B: DHS 10-8 Ferrum 
  • o16A: DHS 4-28 Ferrum 
  • o16B: DHS 7-7 Ferrum 
  • 2de Span: DHS 4-7 Ferrum 
  • 1ste Span: DHS 27-13 Ferrum 

During this weekend one of the u15 girls went for final selection on KZN Team. We would like to congratulate the following girls for representing Umzinyathi in the Provincial Teams: 

  • Thandolwethu Biyela u15 (WA/C) 
  • Simangaye Nkwanyana u18 (GD/GK) 

Well done to both our girls, we wish them luck in their Netball career! 


Left: Thandolwethu Biyela (u15 KZN Team)
Middle: Mrs Madondo (Manager for KZN Team)
Right: Simangaye Nkwanyana (u18 KZN Team)

Girls Hockey 

This past week was a mixed bag of results. Against Vryheid Landbou the u14s won 8-0 and the 1sts 4-0. Unfortunately all our teams lost against Ferrum. 

We would like to thank FedAuto Dundee for sponsoring the 2nd Team with water bottles. 

Congratulations to Gabby Carter, Abigail Box, Nontu Khuzwayo, Cheryl Ngobese and Tamarah Grierson who will be taking part in the u16 Country District trials on 20 May. We wish you the best of luck. 

Seuns Hokkie 

Op ‘n ysige dag het die seuns die veld warm gespeel! Die 2de span het 3-0 gewen en die 1ste span het 2-2 gespeel teen die magtige Ferrum.  Ons is baie trots op die seuns, hulle het hard gewerk die afgelope week en Saterdag prag hokkie gespeel. Weereens het hulle ‘n baie goeie gesindheid gehad en hokkie het die dag gewen. 

Rugby 

On Wednesday, 10 May, we took on Vryheid Landbou with huge success, the scores were as follows: 

  • u14: DHS 14-12 Landbou 
  • u16: DHS 19-14 Landbou 
  • 1st Team: DHS 31-5 Landbou 

This past Saturday all of our rugby teams played when we hosted Ferrum. After a freezing day, the scores were as follows: 

  • u14: DHS 0-42 Ferrum 
  • u15: DHS 7-19 Ferrum 
  • u16: DHS 14-12 Ferrum 
  • 2nd Team: DHS 5-5 Ferrum 
  • 1st Team: DHS 10-21 Ferrum 

We are looking forward to hosting Vryheid High school next week. 

NOG 'N SUKSESVOLLE WEEK VIR DUNDEE HOËRSKOOL

SPORT 

Girls Hockey – The girls’ hockey teams had good results in Ladysmith on Saturday. The u14’s won 1-0. The u16’s unfortunately lost. The 2nd team won 2-1. The 1st team played a high intensity game which led to a 4-1 victory. Well done girls!


Gabby Carter in action for the 1st Team Hockey Girls

Seuns Hokkie – Die 1ste en 2de seuns hokkie spanne het harde, maar mooi wedstryde teen Ladysmith gehad. Hulle het met ‘n baie goeie gesindheid gespeel. Die 1ste span het 2-2 gelykop gespeel en die 2de span 0-0.

Rugby - Dundee High played a lot of rugby during this last week. On Wednesday the 3rd of May, two of our teams took on the KZN Development Team. Both the u16’s and the 1st team won their games convincingly.

This past Saturday all of our teams travelled to challenge Ladysmith. The scores were as follows:

  • u14: DHS 7-19 LHS
  • u15: DHS 0-24 LHS
  • u16: DHS 17-17 LHS
  • 2nd team: DHS 17-5 LHS
  • 1st team: DHS 31-5 LHS

We are looking forward to our next game against Vryheid Landbou on the 10th of May.

NETBALL TRIALS 

The following girls of DHS represented Umzinyathi all ages KZN selections:

  • u14 – Penny Parmisser, Hope Mkhize and Asanda Thungo.
  • u15 – Thandolwethu Biyela and Aphelele Zwane.
  • u16 – Mfundo Makhoba and Xoliswa Ndlela.
  • u17 – Gcina Sokhela and Lethiwe Mathonsi.
  • u18 – Simangaye Nkwanyana, Lungile Ntsele and Ziyanda Ngane.

The competition was tough but two of our girls made it to the KZN team. Simangaye (u18) and Thandolwethu (u15) who still has to go on Saturday the 13th of May for final team proceeding to National level. Congratulations to all our girls, they lifted the Umzinyathi flag high.

01 May 2017

DHS Poetry Club Launch 

Our poetry club will be launched this year. This will help our prospective young poets to be known in Dundee and the surroundings. The aim of the launch is to encourage other learners to write more poems that will inspire and change the negative mind set of those that think that doing poetry is a waste of time.

We would like to invite parents, friends and DHS well wishers to join and support us on this day.

Date: 18th May 2017
Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Entrance Fee: R10 (Scholars) R20 (Adults)

Tickets will be available at DHS reception office from the 2nd of May 2017. They will also be sold at the door on the day of the event.

Tuckshop will be opened for refreshments. See you there.

Mnr en Mej DHS 2017 

Die finale rondte van die Mnr en Mej DHS kompetisie het op Dinsdag, 25 April plaasgevind.  Daar was groot opgewondenheid onder die deelnemers en toeskouers en na ‘n aand vol vermaak is die wenners gekroon.

Mr and Miss Personality/Public Vote: Sipho Buthelezi and Sonishka Singh

Mr and Miss Photogenic: Dylan Maré and Amanda Cilo

2nd Prince and Princess: Koos (Lwandile) Mdladla and Nosipho Mkize

1st Prince and Princess: Karl Thom and Laura de Oliveira

Mr and Miss DHS 2017 winners: Tian Wang and Chanté Groenewald

 

24 Apr 2017

A GREAT START AFTER THE HOLIDAYS FOR DHS 

RUGBY - Op Saterdag die 22ste April het Hoërskool Dundee Pongola Akademie aangevat. Die o15 seuns het ‘n welverdiende oorwinning van 15-14 gehad. Die eerste span het ‘n harde wedstryd gespeel en het Pongola 60-0 geklop! Wel gedaan seuns!

GIRLS HOCKEY - The u16s played a tough but good game of hockey. The teams were evenly matched and through good teamwork, DHS was able to score a goal in the 1st half. Unfortunately Pongola scored late in the second half, bringing the final score to 1-1.

The 1st team had a lovely game and came together beautifully. Three balls passed Pongola's keeper within the first 12 minutes of the game. Christien Muller and Abbi Box showed skill and focus as they put another two into the box, bringing their combined total to five goals. Every girl on the pitch stepped up and played crisp, passing hockey. We are very proud of your performance Spartans. Keep the momentum going!


Abbi Box sets up for her next attack


Jongi Lembethe in action


Abbi Box sets up for her next attack


Jongi Lembethe beats her opponent and goes on attack

NETBAL - Die netbal meisies het ongelooflik goed gespeel. Die o15-span het 24-8 gewen en die eerste span het 39-6 gewen. Die meisies het uitstekend gevaar by die doelpale. Ons is trots op julle!

ENDUMENI NETBALL TRIALS 

On Friday, 21 April 2017, our girls took part in the Endumeni Trials. The following girls made the Umzinyathi Team:

  • u14 – Penny Parmisser, Hope Mkhize and Asanda Thungo.
  • u15 – Yolanda Sithole, Sethabile Ntuli, Aphelele Zwane and Thandolwethu Biyela.
  • u16 – Xoliswa Ndlela and Mfundo Makhoba.
  • u17 – Gcina Sokhela and Lethiwe Mathonsi.
  • u18 – Lungile Ntsele, Simangaye Nkwanyana and Ziyanda Ngwane.

Well done girls, we wish you all the best with the next round!

17 Apr 2017

THE SPARTANS TOURS TO MARGATE 

The 1st girls' hockey team had the opportunity of attending Margate Sport School over the holidays. One of the main goals of this tour was to create strengthened team unity and sisterhood, and Margate definitely did not disappoint. The girls enjoyed early morning exercise with Mr Lippke, paintball and Go-Karting at Kart Freaks, and of course time at the beach. 

Madsen Hockey Academy provided excellent coaching ensuring the girls could grow as players. On the final day, a round robin tournament was held. After receiving the Wild Card position, DHS beat Wembley in the quarter finals and then South City in a nail biting penalty shootout. This meant taking on Sarel Cilliers in the final. The game was very intense and fantastic hockey was played by both teams...but it was not to be, and we unfortunately went down 0-1. The camaraderie between the two Endumeni teams was fantastic and we are truly proud that of all the teams present, it was our region which came out tops. 

A big thank you to the 1st Rugby team for their support as well as Mr Lippke and Mrs Nortje for accompanying the girls. We look forward to seeing sportsmanship, sisterhood and great hockey this 2017 season. 

DHS OPEN DAY/OPEDAG 

Dundee High’s Open day will take place on 20th April 2017. We invite you to see what our amazing school can offer you. There will be a tour through the school from 17:00 to 18:00 and thereafter everyone will gather in the hall. Everyone is welcome to come and join us. 

Dundee Hoërskool se Opedag sal die 20ste April 2017 plaasvind. Ons nooi jou uit om te kom kyk wat ons ongelooflike skool jou kan bied. Daar sal van 17:00 tot 18:00 ‘n toer deur die skool wees en daarna sal almal in die saal byeenkom. Almal is welkom om te kom deel in die dag. 

DHS LEARNERS MAKE US PROUD DURING THE HOLIDAY

Tours 

Rolbal – Sithembiso Ndwandwe, Minenhle Khumalo, Nqubeko Mngomezulu en Keshmiel Govender het van die van die 4de tot die 7de April na die SA-Jeugrolbaltoernooi in Bloemfontein getoer. Daar was 52 spanne teenwoordig. Die o15-span het 6 wedstryde gewen, 1 gelykop gespeel en 2 verloor. Die o20-span het ook baie goed gedoen. Ons spanne het net-net uitgeval om in die kwartfinaal te speel. Dit was ‘n wonderlike ervaring vir die seuns. Ons wil baie dankie sê aan almal wat dit moontlik gemaak het en ook aan ons Hemelse Vader vir beskerming. 

Rugby – On Friday the 31st of March, Dundee High’s 1st Team Rugby set off to Margate for their annual rugby tour. On the tour Dundee took on the following teams with the following results: 

  • DHS 44 – 7 Southcity 
  • DHS 26 – 0 School of Achievement 
  • DHS 52 – 5 Schweizer-Reneke 

We are looking forward to the upcoming season starting on the 22nd of April with our first home game against Pongola. 

Hokkie – Die 1ste Seuns Hokkie-span het van die 3de tot die 7de April na Potchefstroom getoer en dit was GROOT. Daar was 38 spanne wat die toer bygewoon het. Die toer was fantasties. Die seuns het wonderlike, leersame afrigting gekry. In die 6 wedstryde wat hulle gespeel het, het Karl Thom, die kaptein, hulle baie goed gelei. Die seuns het baie goeie hokkie gespeel en mekaar goed leer ken. Dit was ‘n wonderlike ervaring. Ons is baie dankbaar vir die Here se teenwoordigheid en Sy bewaring. 

Jan-Frederik van Zyl blink uit  met Spiesgooi gedurende die vakansie 

Saterdag die 1ste April het Jan-Frederik aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Skole Atletiekbyeenkoms deelgeneem. Hy het ‘n 5de plek behaal met ‘n afstand van 63,1m. Die afgelope naweek, Saterdag die 8ste April, het hy aan die Atletiek Suid-Afrika Byeenkoms deelgeneem. Hy het 4de plek verower met ‘n afstand van 64,07m, sy beste afstand nog! Baie geluk Jan-Frederik, ons is so trots op jou! 

DHS OPEN DAY/OPEDAG 

Dundee High’s Open day will take place on 20th April 2017. We invite you to see what our amazing school can offer you. There will be a tour through the school from 17:00 to 18:00 and thereafter everyone will gather in the hall. Everyone is welcome to come and join us. 

Dundee Hoërskool se Opedag sal die 20ste April 2017 plaasvind. Ons nooi jou uit om te kom kyk wat ons ongelooflike skool jou kan bied. Daar sal van 17:00 tot 18:00 ‘n toer deur die skool wees en daarna sal almal in die saal byeenkom. Almal is welkom om te kom deel in die dag. 

31 Mar 2017

VOORTREKKER SPORTSDAY 

On Saturday, 25 March, our 1st Rugby and Netball Teams participated in the annual Voortrekker Sportsday. The 1st Rugby Team took on Empangeni High School, and came out victors 27 – 0, after a very cold and wet game! 

The 1st Netball Team were unbeaten in their four games before the semi-final: 

  • 11 – 6 vs Voortrekker 
  • 8 – 2 vs Linpark 
  • 7 – 3 vs Sarel Cilliers 
  • 8 – 2 vs Amanzimtoti 

Unfortunately they lost 4 – 7 to Danville Park in the semi-final. 

SHADOW SHIFTING AT SPUR 

Thank you to everyone who has supported our boys and girls first hockey teams on the evenings that they have shadowed the Spur waiters. 

A huge thank you to Battle Creek Spur for allowing our learners this wonderful opportunity to raise much needed funds for their tours. 

ATKV REDENAARS 

On Friday, 24 March, Coenie Torlage, Dylan Maré, Jessica Roelofse, Megan Peddie, Nicolene Janse van Rensburg, Carika de Jager, Muhammed Hoffese and Zandile Ndlovu took part in the annual ATKV Redenaars Competition. 

The learners spoke with self-confidence and maturity, showing wonderful insight when giving their speeches. We are very proud of you! 

CORDWALLES MUDMAN 

On the 19 th March the Cordwalles Mudman took place. 19 of our learners took part and did very well. Gabby Carter did exceptionally well by coming 1 st in the u18 division. She was also the Overall Mudman Series winner. Well done Gabby! 

ROTARY TEAM TALK 

On Wednesday, 15 March, Lizwi Khumalo, Keshmiel Govender and Muzi Sithole were part of a team that was selected to represent Dundee High School in the second round of the Rotary Team Talk Competition held at St Catherine’s School in Empangeni. Rotary Team Talk focuses on the issues that our communities face and how they can be solved. This competition offers a platform that focuses on the problems communities face with the aim of finding positive and practical solutions. 

Lizwi, Keshmiel, and Muzi chose the topic: The Street Children in Dundee. They developed their topic logically and presented mature and practical solutions. Dundee High was one of four schools that took part in the round. The adjudicators praised the boys for their skills as public speakers and also for their understanding of the topic they had chosen. 

Empangeni High came first and will be going to the semi-finals in Richards Bay; Dundee High was a close second. Well done boys, we are proud of you! 

BOYS’ HOCKEY 

The u18 Umzinyathi Boy’s Hockey team played at Treverton on the 18 th and 19 th March, taking part in trials. They won 3 out of the 4 matches with 13 goals for them and only 2 against them. The guys from Wembley College, Hermannsburg and Dundee High played so well together and it was a very good team effort from them. Congratulations boys! 

The following boys have been selected to participate in the next round of Inland trials as members of the Country District Squad on 1 May: (U18) Karl Thom, Ndumiso Botha,(U16) Andile Dlamini, Sifiso Khanyile, Bryce Sharp, Stefan Thom, Nqubeko Mngomezulu and Andrew Nero. 

The following boys have been selected for the Country District Squad, but will not be going to trials: Nathi Mazibuko, Shaun Madi and Hamish Grierson. 

Well done boys, we wish you all the best! 

GIRLS’ HOCKEY 

Congratulations to the following girls who will be representing Umzinyathi at the Provincial Hockey Tournaments: Nomcebo Ndlovu, Chanté Groenewald, Gabby Carter, Abigail Box, Cheryl Ngobese, Tamarah Grierson, Christien Muller, Nontu Kuzwayo, Fathima Ameen, Natalie McTaggart, Nothile Mgabhi and Aphiwe Shabang. 

SPORT VS ST DOMINIC’S 

On Wednesday, 15 March, our Hockey and Netball teams played against St Dom’s. Thank you to all who made this day possible. 

GIRLS’ HOCKEY 

  • 1 st team won 1 – 0 
  • 2 nd team won 3 – 0 

BOYS’ HOCKEY 

  • 1 st team lost 2 – 0 
  • 2 nd team won 1 – 0 

NETBALL 

  • 1 st team won 39 – 2 
  • 2 nd team won 18 – 4 
  • U15 team won 18 - 4

TOURS 

Good luck to all our teams going on tour over the April holiday. We trust the tours will be successful and everyone will return safely! 

Rugby: 

  • 31 March – 5 April 
  • Margate Sport School Boys’ 

Hockey: 

  • 3 – 7 April 
  • North-West University in Potchefstroom 

Netball: 

  • 6 – 11 April 
  • Sportweni (Port Shepstone) 

1 st Girls’ Hockey: 

  • 31 March – 5 April 
  • Margate Sport School 

Bowls: 

  • 4 – 7 April 
  • Bloemfontein (SA u15 and u20 Tournament) 

Thank you to our local community and sponsors for assisting our sport teams. It is very much appreciated.

A FRIENDLY REMINDER TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS 

We would like to remind you that magic words such as: hello, please, you’re welcome, I’m sorry, and thank you, all begin to be learned at home. 

It is also at home that children learn to be honest, to be on time, diligent, show friends sympathy, as well as show utmost respect for their elders and all teachers. 

Home is also where they learn to be clean, not talk with their mouths full, and how/where to properly dispose of rubbish. 

Home is also where they learn to be organised, to take good care of their belongings, and that it’s not ok to touch others’. 

Here at school, on the other hand, we teach language, maths, history, geography, science, biology and business. We only reinforce the education that children receive at home from their parents / guardians.

WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER! 

DHS Blink Uit Op Verskeie Gebiede!

#Imagine Camp 

To describe the indescribable. That is the challenge that the 32 learners that attended the #Imagine Camp from the 18th to the 21st of March in the Free State, were faced with this last week. It was a weekend full of Worship and Praise. A weekend where they got to connect and share with over 3000 of their fellow campers and crew members. Stories were shared and hearts were opened to the love of God. It was such an inspiring and unforgettable experience to all of the learners and they could not have spend the long weekend in a better way. The learners are all very excited and eager to be joining the next #Imagine Camp in 2018 and they will encourage more people to join them in the unforgettable experience.

On behalf of all the learners from DHS we would like to thank all the educators and parents that made the weekend possible and all the hard work and late nights that they had to endure.

Thank you Battle Creek Spur 

On Tuesday, 21st March, the 1st Girls Hockey Team worked as shadow waitresses at Battle Creek Spur. Thank you to manager, Gerrie Marais, for allowing the girls the opportunity to raise much needed funds for their upcoming tour. A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support both Spur and The Spartans, it is hugely appreciated.

ATKV 

Vrydag, 24 Maart, het Coenie Torlage, Dylan Maré, Jessica Roelofse, Megan Peddie, Nicolene Janse van Rensburg, Carika de Jager, Muhammed Hoffese en Zandile Ndlovu aan die ATKV Redenaars Kompetisie deelgeneem. Die leerders het met baie selfvertroue en volwassenheid, insiggewende toesprake gelewer. Ons is baie trots op julle!

 

Voortrekker Sportdag 

Saterdag, 25 Maart, het die jaarlikse Voortrekker Sportdag in Pietermaritzburg plaasgevind. DHS se 1ste Rugby- en Netbalspan het deelgeneem aan die sportdag.

Die 1ste Rugbyspan het Hoërskool Empangeni aangevat en na ‘n baie nat wedstryd het hul 27 – 0 geseëvier.

Die 1ste Netbalspan het al vier hul wedstryde voor die semi-finaal gewen. Die uitslae was:

  • 11 – 6 teen Voortrekker
  • 8 – 2 teen Linpark
  • 7 – 3 teen Sarel Cilliers
  • 8 – 2 teen Amanzimtoti.

Hulle het in die semi-finaal ongelukkig 4 – 7 teen Danville Park verloor.

Ons is baie trots op al die leerders wat deelgeneem het aan die sportdag!

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL WEEK FOR DHS

Sport vs St Dominics – 15 March 2017 

Girls Hockey – The first games of the hockey season did not disappoint. The second team performed exceptionally well with a stellar score of 3-0. 

The first team had a good game with the team coming together beautifully in the last half. Although there were many more opportunities to score, the girls could not capitalise, and only scored one goal. 

Well done to both teams on a victorious start to the season. 

The Spartans would like to thank Rob and Sharon Burns of Rabco for once again sponsoring our new beautiful kit. We truly appreciate all your support. 

Thank you Tylar Fraser for taking such beautiful photos. 


Captain, Nommie Ndlovu, prepares to pass to senior, Chanté Groenewald,
as the girls attack St Dominics box once again

Boys Hockey – We had our first league game of the 2017 season. For the first team it was tough and we really wanted to make amends for losing against St Dominics in the finals of the pre-season tournament. 

It was not to be – St Dominics outplayed and out planned us – they scored 2 goals and our boys could just not penetrate their defence. After a hard game of 4 quarters, we could not score one goal. Well done on your perseverance boys! 

Our second team won their game 1-0 against St Dominics’ second and we are proud of the way you guys stood your ground. Thank you also to Mrs Marelie Kelbrick for coaching them. 

Netball – We played extremely well against St Dominics who tried their best. Our first team won 39-2, the second team won 18-4 and the u15 team won 18-4. Thandolwethu Biyela and Ziyanda Ngwane were both awarded player of the match for their games. Well done to all the girls who played their hearts out! 


The Netball Girls in action against St Dominics

Rotary Team Talk Competition 

Last Wednesday, 15 March, Lizwi Khumalo, Keshmiel Govender, and Muzi Sithole were part of a team that was selected to represent Dundee High School in the second round of the Rotary Team Talk Competition held at St Catherine’s School in Empangeni. Rotary Team Talk focuses on the issues that our communities face and how they can be solved. This competition offers a platform that focuses on the problems communities face with the aim of finding positive and practical solutions. 

Lizwi, Keshmiel, and Muzi chose the topic: The Street Children in Dundee. They developed their topic logically and presented mature and practical solutions. Dundee High was one of four schools that took part in the round. The adjudicators praised the boys in their skills as public speakers and also in their understanding of the topic they had chosen. Empangeni High came first and will be going to the semi-finals in Richards Bay, Dundee High was a close second. Well done boys, we are proud of you! 


The Rotary Public Speaking Team. From left to right:
Muzi Sithole, Keshmiel Govender, Miss Honiball and Lizwi Khumalo

Cordwalles Mudman 

On 19th March the Cordwalles Mudman took place. 19 of our learners took part and did very well. Gabby Carter did exceptionally well by winning the 1st u18, she was also the Overall Mudman Series winner. Well done Gabby!


Gabby Carter in action at the Cornwalles Mudman

Umzinyathi Boys Hockey 

The u18 Umzinyathi Boys Hockey team played on the 18th and 19th March. They won 3 out of the 4 matches with 13 goals for them and only 2 against them. The guys from Wembley College, Hermannsburg and Dundee High played so well together and it was a very good team effort from them. Congratulations boys! 


Umzinyathi Boys Hockey Team

One though rugby girl 

Slindile Zuma has been selected for the NKZN Rugby Union Girls Sharks Team. She will be participating in the team for the third consecutive year. The first matches will start in June and she will be playing position 9 and 10. We are proud of her and wish her all the best. 


Slindile Zuma

DHS girl boxes her way to gold 

Hope Mkhize represented KZN at the Interprovinsial Boxing Tournament against the Eastern Cape Province. She received a gold medal for her weight group. Good job Hope! 


Hope Mkhize

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!

DUNDEE SWIMMING CLUB 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO TAKE PLACE IN DUNDEE AT THE HALL BEHIND THE POOL ON THE 29TH MARCH 2017 AT 18:00. 

PLEASE CAN YOU SUPPORT YOUR CHILD. WE NEED TO SELECT NEW COMMITTEE. 

THE OLD COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING THIS SEASON. NEXT SEASON WITH A NEW POOL WE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR KIDS. 

DHS Learners Strives to Success

Boys Hockey Umzinyathi Trials 

23 of our u14, u16 and u18 boys travelled to Greytown on the 3rd of March to take part in trials and 22 of our boys were chosen to represent Umzinyathi (1 of the boys is from Sarel Cilliers). 

These boys are now going to attend the next round of trials at Treverton during the weekend of the 18th of March, which account for the first round of trials for KZN Inlands. 

We wish the following boys well and hope they are a shining example of the good quality of hockey played at Dundee High: 

  • u18 – K. Thom, N. Botha, N. Mazibuko, A. Nero, T. Wang and S. Khanyile. 
  • u16 – B. Sharp, A. Dlamini, N. Mngomezulu, A. Nero, S. Thom, S. Madi, N. Motoung, T. Chawanda and M. Majozi. 
  • u14 – D. Nuss, E. Lauwrens, S. Myeza, S. Pillay and H. Grierson. 

Girls Hockey Umzinyathi Trials 

The u14, u16 and u18 hockey girls travelled to Greytown on the 9th of March for the Umzinyathi trials. It was a cold and rainy day but our girls performed well in the trials against schools in the Greytown area. Congratulations to everyone who represented Endumeni at the trials. The following have been chosen to represent the Umzinyathi team at the regional tournaments in Pietermaritzburg: 

  • u18 – Nommie Ndlovu and Chanté Groenewald. 
  • u16 – Tamarah Grierson, Cheryl Ngobese, Christien Muller, Gabby Carter, Abigail Box, Nonthu Khuzwayo. Non-travelling reserve: Tiara Singh. 
  • u14 – Fathima Ameen, Natalie McTaggart, Nothile Mgabhi, Aphiwe Shabangu. 
  • Non-travelling reserve: Karabo Manyani. 

Well done girls. We are sure you will do us proud! 

Netball 

Our Netball girls played the league games on Saturday, 5 March, in Newcastle Phelandaba sports field. The u17 girls won two games and lost one. The u19 girls won all three their games. The next round will be in April. A big thank you to all the girls who participated in these games. 

06 Mar 2017

VICTORY TO DHS AFTER WINNING ALL THE GAMES AGAINST ESTCOURT 

Sport vs Estcourt – 1 March 2017 

Girls Hockey 

The u/16 and 1st girls hockey teams travelled to Estcourt to take part in friendly games. Both teams dominated with the u/16’s winning 6-0 and the 1st team beating their opponents 7-0. Many thanks to Miss Van Eeden and Coach Que for umpiring the games. 

Netbal 

Drie van ons netbalspanne het Woensdag teen Estcourt gespeel. Die meisies het hul harte uitgespeel en deurgedruk tot die laaste fluitjie geblaas het. Die o/14’s het 18-2 gewen. Die o/16’s het 12-8 gewen. Die 1ste span het ‘n briljante wedstryd gespeel en 51-1 gewen. Die speler van die wedstryd was Mfundo Makhoba, die doel. 

Rugby 

Our rugby teams fared well against Estcourt on Wednesday, the u/15's achieved a well earned victory of 27-5. The u/16's had a tough game but managed to win 7-3. The 1st team won convincingly 52-3, however the hosts put up a good fight and in no way made it easy. 

Things are looking good for the coming season. Well done to all the players! 

Epworth Mudman 

Die Epworth Mudman het Sondag, 5 Maart 2017, plaasgevind. Saterdagaand het 33 opgewonde leerders op Mev Carter se plaas gekamp. Vroeg Sondagoggend het hulle vol energie en entoesiasme na die Albert Falls dam vertrek om die Mudman aan te durf. Dit was ‘n baie warm dag maar die leerders het dit baie geniet. 

The following learners took part in the Individual Half Distance swim: 

Huzaifah Mahomed, Kwanele Mhlongo, Duane Lauwrens, Dylan Mare and Keaton von Rauenstein. 

Gabby Carter and Joshua Donaldson took part in the Full Individual Swim. Gabby did so well she was the first u/18 girl and 5th lady overall! 

The following teams took part in the Full Distance Teams: 

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Legs - (Savannah Calitz, Hamish Grieson, Abbi Box) 
  • Lunatics - (Nadia Raffenberg, Tylar Fraser, Sisonke Nkabinde) 
  • Road Rage - (Thealize Jacobs, Janco Kotze, Koos Mdladla) 
  • Dissolving Disprins - (Caide Sharp, Keagan Donaldson, Bryce Sharp) 
  • The Spark Plugs - (Megan Peddie, Caitlyn Mitchell, Anica Mostert) 
  • Slow down, you’re gonna get us killed! - (Kayla Tredoux, Deagan Nuss, Lay’Laa Gumede) 
  • Twisted Blisters - (Eric Lauwrens, Dremar Jacobs, Preston Caldecott) 
  • The Rabid Squirrels - (Muhammed Ebrahim, Craig Carter, Philasande Mdletshe) 
  • Run like the Winded - (Anja Prigge, Sipho Buthelezi, Bandile Malinga) 


Dylan Mare in action at the Epworth Mudman


Janco Kotze in action at the Epworth Mudman

Photos by: Tylar Fraser

24 Feb 2017

RCL 2017 

The following learners were chosen to represent their register classes on the RCL for 2017: Thealize Jacobs, Bandile Malinga, Sinehlanhla Shezi, Amanda Cilo, Andiswa Nkosi, Sandriana Brits, Reece Nair, Ndumiso Botha, Thando Mbatha, Cebelihle Kubheka, Aidan De Lange, Waseem Amod, Mpumelelo Majozi, Pumla Hlela, Siphesonke Ntusi, Anika Ragubeer, Nozibusiso Ntombela, Nozibusiso Mbatha, Umar Buckus, Lindokuhle Radebe, Amanda Zondo, Anele Sangweni, Siphesihle Sikhakhane, Sbongokuhle Mahaye and Sinako Myeza. 

BOWLS 

On the 28 th of January the KZN Bowls Trials were held in Newcastle. Sithembiso Ndwandwe, Minenhle Khumalo, Nqubeko Mngomezulu and Keshmiel Govender were chosen for the KZN Team. They will take part in the SA Tournament in Bloemfontein from the 4 th to the 7 th of April. Well done boys! 

GALA 

On Tuesday, 31 January, our annual gala took place. As always it was a fun-filled afternoon. This year a whopping ten records were broken.

MacGreiger Stein broke four records and was awarded the trophy for the fastest 100m Freestyle for boys as well as the Junior Victor Ludorum. Cameron Meintjes broke three records and she too, was awarded the Trophy for the Fastest 100m Freestyle for girls and the Junior Victrix Ludorum. Gabby Carter broke two records and received the Senior Victrix Ludorum for her efforts. Bryce Sharp broke one record and his elder brother, Caide, was the recipient of the Senior Victor Ludorum.

Well done to each and every learner that participated!

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations!
Keep going! 

HERMANNSBURG MUDMAN 

The Mudman series and Multi sport is in full swing. Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Hermannsburg event!

Individual Half Swim: Kwanele Mhlongo, Jordan von Rauenstein, Michael van der Merwe, Dylan Maré, Huzaifah Mahomed, Rebekka Böhmer and Dremar Jacobs.

Gabby Carter gave an inspiring performance and was the 1st under 18 home, as well as the 3rd lady overall.

The Pain Killers (Karl Thom, Joshua Donaldson and Bryce Sharp) ended 3rd in the team event. It must be noted that they passed the Dream team (Cameron Meintjes, Keagan Donaldson and Koos Mdladla) because Koos decided to stop and help a little girl ... well done Koos!

DHS Lush Puppies (Nadia Raffenberg, Kayla Tredoux and Savannah Calitz). Lactic Acid Flashback (Keaton von Rauenstein, Eric Lauwrens and Anja Prigge) and Scrambled Legs (Thealize Jacobs and Keegan Wolvaard) also completed the event.

Well done to everyone who participated. It is lovely to see multisport growing at such a rapid pace!

MIDMAR MILE 

A few DHS learners travelled to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, 12 February 2017, to take part in the challenging Midmar mile that takes place annually. A lot of excitement and adrenaline led to a fun-filled day with lots of giggles along the way. Well done to the following learners and educators who completed the challenge:

Thealize Jacobs, Dremar Jacobs, Gabby Carter, Nadia Raffenberg, Keaton von Rauenstein, Jordan von Rauenstein, MacGreigor Stein, Juwairyyah Moola, Michael van der Merwe, Mrs Carter and Mrs Venter.

We can’t wait till next year where we expect even more learners to take part! What an incredible outing with a group of stunning, enthusiastic learners! Keep it up DHS!!!

ST DOMINIC’S PRE-SEASON BOYS’ HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 

Our First Boys’ Hockey Team took part in the St Dominic’s pre-season tournament this past weekend.

Their first game was against one of their toughest opponents(Ferrum) and they held them to a 0 - 0 draw. Next was Newcastle High where a runaway victory of 7 – 0 ensued. Unfortunately the lights went out and we had to play Ladysmith High the next morning. This game also ended in a 0 – 0 draw. The boys’ performance allowed them to go through to the semi-finals where they convincingly beat Vryheid High 3 – 1.

Unfortunately, victory was not ours against St Dominic’s who took full advantage of their home (astro) turf, beating COLAB 0 – 1.

Our boys ended 2nd of the 8 teams present and only had two goals against them. Nqubeko Mngomezulu was awarded the best striker of the tournament. Well done boys! We are proud of you! 

ATHLETICS 

After a long athletics season, we are proud to announce that nine of our athletes have been chosen to represent the Umzinyathi District at the KZN Schools Athletics championships in Durban on the 24th and 25th of February. The following learners will represent the team: 

  • Sizwe Malakoane (100m and 200m) 
  • Cebo Kubheka (High jump) 
  • Jan-Frederik van Zyl (Javelin and Shotput) 
  • Asanda Thungo (100m and 200m) 
  • Lethiwe Mathonsi (100m and 200m)
  • Ziyanda Ngwane (200m) 
  • Anika Ragubeer (Long jump) 
  • Akeel Singh (Javelin) 
  • Chanté Groenewald (Shotput)

DHS is very proud of these learners and we can’t wait to see what the end result of the weekend’s activities will be. We wish you all the best of luck. 

FERRUM NETBALL TOURNAMENT 

On Saturday, 18 February, the 1st team Netball Girls participated in the Spur & Panarotti Ferrum Tournament. Our girls won convincingly against Estcourt (13 – 3) and St Dominic’s (18 – 2). 

Unfortunately we lost against hosts Ferrum (11 – 5), and after progressing to the semi-finals, played a very close game, losing to Pionier (6 – 3). 

The girls played extremely well and we look forward to an excellent season of Netball!

ZORBA GOES HEAD TO HEAD WITH LANDBOU HENDRIK POTGIETER 

This past Saturday, our 1st rugby boys took to the field for the first time this season, at Sarel Cilliers’ annual Rugby Day. 

The game was very physical, with both teams showing impressive skill and determination. Cebelihle Kubheka, Koos Mdladla and Dylan Maré scored beautiful tries and our boys played their hearts out. Unfortunately the game ended in a 19 all draw. 

Well done boys and we look forward to a positive season ahead! 

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT Go Out And Earn It!! 

DHS on a Roll!!

Exceptional performance from Dundee High school at KZN SASA championship 

On Thursday, 23 February, the 8 excited learners that form part of the Umzinyathi athletics team, left for the KZN SASA championships held at Kings Park stadium in Durban. The championships showed a high calliber of competition over the 2 days. 

Sommer vroeg op die eerste dag is daar bewys dat Dundee Hoër se atlete kan kers vashou by die beste in Kwazulu-Natal, met Jan-Frederik van Zyl wat dadelik ‘n kwalifiserende afstand vir die Suid-Afrikaanse kampioenskappe gegooi het. Ons naellopers het ook hulle staal bewys deur deur te dring na die finaal van die 100m en 200m items. Ons verspringers het ook bewys dat hulle vir niemand hoef terug te staan nie. 

At the end of the championships Dundee High School walked away with 10 medals which included 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. Hoërskool Dundee wil net sê hulle is baie trots op hulle atlete se prestasies en ons wil ook net dankie sê aan almal wat die atlete bygestaan het in hierdie tyd, veral die Van Zyl familie. We believe that Dundee High’s athletics is going to go from strength to strength. We end the season with a call to arms from the athletes to all the other winter sporting codes “BLACK AND RED, BLACK AND RED. WE WILL FIGHT UNTIL WE’RE DEAD”. 


From left to right:
Sizwe Malakoane; Anika Ragubeer; Cebelihle Kubheka; Asanda Thungo; Mrs Visser; Jan-Frederik van Zyl; Akeel Singh; Ziyanda Ngwane; Lethiwe Mathonsi and lastly Mr Visser.

Spartans make semi finals once again 

On Friday, 24 February, the Dundee High first girls hockey team left for Pongola to take part in the 7th annual Spar Tournament.  Pongola once again were fantastic hosts with entertainment and team building planned for the evening.

Early Saturday morning mist was short lived as the Pongola sun took no prisoners, with players, spectators and even umpires showing signs of dehydration in the 39 degree temperatures.

DHS played a fantastic first game against Utrecht winning 3-0, with Nadia Raffenberg (2 beautiful goals) and Jongi Lembethe popping the ball past the keeper. St Dominic's was a more challenging game, but Gabby Carter insured a win with a fantastic goal in a penalty corner in the dying seconds of the game.

At midday, in sweltering heat, we took on the hosts Pongola. Pongola, being conditioned to the weather, were definitely more resistant to the high temperatures and rampant humidity and scored an early goal. The Spartans dug deep and Nontu Khuzwayo scored a beautiful goal with a break away run from the half way line. The match ended in a draw. Leaving DHS top of the pool to take on Pionier.

The first half of the semi final game showed The Spartans playing their best hockey all tournament, however, by the second half, the legs just couldn't hold the incredibly disciplined, structurally sound and fit Pionier outfit. 

Congratulations to Que Mdletshe, the 1st Boys' Hockey coach who accompanied the girls, and was awarded the Most Promising Umpire. He will be umpiring the regional finals in July.

Many thanks to Mr Lippke for driving the girls and to Spar for allowing us the opportunity to play the sport we love.


The Spartans

Zorba goes head to head with Landbou Hendrik Potgieter 

On 18 February our 1st rugby boys took to the field for the first time this season, at Sarel Cilliers’ annual Rugby Day.

The game was very physical, with both teams showing impressive skill and determination. Cebelihle Kubheka, Koos Mdladla and Dylan Maré scored beautiful tries and our boys played their hearts out. Unfortunately the game ended in a 19 all draw.

Well done boys and we look forward to a positive season ahead!

MacGreiger Stein keeps on collecting medals 

MacGreiger took part in the KZN CSSA gala in Durban and did extremely well. He got 5 gold medals and broke 3 KZN CSSA records for boys u/15. He received colours and qualified to swim at the SA CSSA swimming championship in Germiston in March. Well done MacGreiger we are proud of you!


MacGreiger Stein

Chelmsford Challenge 

The past weekend DHS learners represented well at the Chelmsford Challenge.

The following learners took part in the 500m swim: Megan Peddie, Gabby Carter, Joshua Donaldson, Keagan Donaldson, Ronnie Mulligan, Abigail Box, Dylan Maré, Janco Kotzé, Tyler Fraser, Jamie Shapiro, Hamish Grieson, Tamarah Grieson, Natalie Mctaggart, Savannah Calitz, Justin Viljoen, Insaaf Cassim, Lay’Laa Gumede and Duane Lauwrens.

The following learners took part in the 1000m  swim: Jordan von Rauenstein, Megan Peddie, Kayla Tredoux, Nadia Raffenberg, Keaton von Rauenstein, Gabby Carter, Karl Thom, Stefan Thom, Thealize Jacobs, Dremar Jacobs, Eric Lauwrens. Cameron Meintjies, Keshmiel Govender, Cade Sharp, Bryce Sharp and Huzaifah Mahomed.

Mrs Carter, her husband, Craig Carter and their son, Aidan also took part in the 1000m swim.

We are proud of all the swimmers!

 
Chelmsford Challenge Swimmers

DHS LEARNERS DID IT AGAIN!

Athletics 

After a long athletics season, Dundee High School is proud to announce that 9 of its athletes have been chosen to represent Umzinyathi District at the KZN Schools Athletics championships from the 24th and 25th of February. This means out of a team of 61, 9 learners come from DHS! 

Die volgende leerders is gekies om die span te verteenwoordig: 

  • Sizwe Malakoane (100m en 200m) 
  • Cebo Kubheka (Hoogspring) 
  • Jan-Frederik van Zyl (Spiesgooi en Gewigstoot) 
  • Asanda Thungo (100m en 200m) 
  • Lethiwe Mathonsi (100m en 200m) 
  • Ziyanda Ngwane (200m) 
  • Anika Ragubeer (Verspring) 
  • Akeel Singh (Spiesgooi) 
  • Chante Groenewald (Gewigstoot) 

DHS is baie trots op hierdie leerders en ons kan nie wag om te sien wat die eindresultaat van die naweek se aktiwiteite gaan wees nie. Ons wens hulle alle voorspoed toe tydens die byeenkoms. 

Bowls 

On the 28th of January the KZN Bowls Trials were held in Newcastle. Sithembiso Ndwandwe, Minenhle Khumalo, Nqubeko Mngomezulu and Keshmiel Govender were chosen for the KZN Team. They will take part in the SA Tournament in Bloemfontein from the 4th to the 7th of April. Well done boys! 


Bowls:
Minenhle Khumalo, Nqubeko Mngomezulu, Keshmiel Govender and Sithembiso Ndwandwe

Netball 

On Saturday 18 February the 1st team Netball Girls participated in the Spur & Panarotti Ferrum Tournament. We played four games, winning two against St Escourt (13 – 3) and     St Dominics (18 – 2). Against Ferrum we lost (11 – 5) and we lost after progressing to the   semi-finals against Pionier (6 – 3). The girls played extremely well and we look forward to an excellent season of Netball after seeing them in action for the first time in this pre-season tournament!


1st Team Netball Girls in action

Hokkie 

Die Eerstespan-Seunshokkie het aan St Dominics se voorseisoense toernooi op 17 en 18 Februarie deelgeneem. Ons eerste wedstryd was teen een van ons taaiste opponente en ons het 0 – 0 teen hulle gespeel. Ons het Newcastle Hoër se span 7 – 0 gewen. Teen Ladysmith Hoër het ons 0 – 0 gespeel. Ons het Vryheid Hoër 3 – 1 in die semi-finaal gewen, maar ongelukkig 0 – 1 teen St Dominics in die finaal verloor. Die seuns het bly veg en dapper gespeel tot die einde. Hierdie jong span het in 5 wedstryde net 2 doele teen hulle gehad en het 2de van 8 spanne geëindig. Wel gedaan seuns, ons is trots op julle!


1st Team Hockey Boys in action

13 Feb 2017

DHS U/19 boys ANNIHILATES OPPONENTS IN THE 4 x 400m RELAY EVENT AT THE INTERSCHOOL MEET IN VRYHEID 

On Wednesday, February 8, DHS travelled to Vryheid to take part in the 17th annual interschool relay meet where schools like Ferrum, VHS, Pionier, Landbou and other developing schools took part.  The atmosphere was electric - especially when it was time for our u/19 boys to take part in the 4 x 400m event.  This is usually the highlight of the evening and for athletics enthusiasts – the most anticipated event.  Our boys were leading for the majority of the event and just strengthened their lead with every stride.  They managed to end this event with a convincing win, making their coaches and supporters swell with pride as they walked off the track victorious. Well doneJan-Frederik van Zyl, Philasande Mdletshe, Akhona Mhlongo and Lwandile (Koos) Mdladla.  This was definitely a moment that’ll be retold for many years to come. 


INTERHOUSE U/19 BOYS' RELAY WINNERS!!
Jan-Frederik van Zyl, Lwandile Mdladla, Akhona Mhlongo and Philasande Mdletshe


Karl Thom handing the baton over to Sizwe Malokoane in Vryheid at the relay meet

DHS DIVES INTO MIDMAR STRONGER THAN EVER 

Many DHS learners travelled to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, 12 February 2017, to take part in the challenging Midmar mile that takes place annually.  A lot of excitement and adrenaline led to a fun-filled day with lots of giggles along the way.  Well done to the following learners and educators who completed the challenge: 

Thealize Jacobs, Dremar Jacobs, Gabby Carter, Nadia Raffenberg, Keaton van Rauenstein, Jordan van Rauenstein, McGreggor Stein, Juwairiyyah Moola, Michael vd Merwe, Mrs Carter and Mrs Venter. 

We can’t wait till next year where we expect even more learners to take part!  What an incredible outing with a group of stunning, enthusiastic learners! Keep it up DHS!!! 

DHS AT HERMANNSBURG MUDMAN 

Last weekend a large group of DHS learners accompanied by Mrs Carter travelled to Hermannsburg to take part in their mudman events.  Enthusiasm ran high as they prepared for the many events hosted by the school.  The following learners took part: 

Individual half distance swim: 

Kwanele Mhlango, Jordan van Rauenstein, Michael vd Merwe,  Dylan Mare, Huzaifah Mohamed, Rebekka Bohmer and Dremar Jacobs. 

Full individual swim: 

Gabby Carter.  She performed so well that she finished first in the u/18 catergory and was the third lady overall. Well done Gabby! 

Half distance teams: 

DHS LUSH PUPPIES (Nadia Raffenberg, Kayla Tredoux, Savannah Calitz) 

DREAM TEAM (Cameron Meintjies, Keagan Donaldson, Lwandile Mdladla) 

PAIN KILLERS (Karl Thom, Joshua Donaldson, Bryce Sharp) 

LACTIC ACID FLASHBACK (Keaton van Rauenstein, Eric Lauwrens and Anja Prigge) 

SCRAMBLED LEGS (Thealize Jacobs and Keegan Wolvaard) 

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL WEEK FOR DHS

Endumeni, Pionier en Umzinyathi atletiek 

Die afgelope twee weke was baie besig vir die atlete van Hoërskool Dundee. Dit het begin met die Endumeni byeenkoms waar die atlete aan verskeie items deelgeneem het. DHS se atlete het in meeste van die items eerste of tweede plekke gekry, wat beteken dat hulle gekwalifiseer het vir die Umzinyathi distrik byeenkoms. 

On Thursday, February 2, 25 excited athletes went to the annual NKZN schools athletics meeting in Vryheid. Being a small squad, a lot of the athletes were participating in more than one item. After a lot of running, pushing, throwing, jumping and leaving their bodies on the line, the athletes amassed a total of 10 gold medals, 11 silver medals and 7 bronze medals, placing the school 2nd overall at the meet. 

Op Saterdag, 4 Februarie, het die atlete wat deelgeneem het aan die Endumeni byeenkoms ook deelgeneem aan die Umzinyathi distrik byeenkoms, met die hoop om te kwalifiseer vir die span wat deurgaan na die KZN Skole kampioenskappe. DHS se atlete het hulself goed van hulle take gekwyt en het baie goed by die byeenkoms presteer. Daar is deur ‘n skamele 27 atlete ‘n totaal van 18 goue medaljes, 7 silwer en 2 brons medaljes ingeoes op die dag. Daar word nou net gewag vir ‘n finale aankonding vir die Umzinyathi span, maar voorlopig het 8 van DHS se atlete die span gemaak. 

Media Centre 

The Media Centre offers a great service to our learners. They enjoy reading a new book and appreciate the assistance they receive from fellow learners and a very supportive Mrs Devereux (new librarian) who has completely renovated the media centre inside and out!  Breaks have become more interesting and learners are queuing to take out books more than ever! We are extremely excited to see what this new reading programme has in store for our learners at DHS!  Mrs Devereux has shown us that a little enthusiasm coupled with passion and devotion goes a long way! 

The 2017 Media Prefects are: Lwazi Nene, Kiana Sadaw, Sithembiso Ndwandwe, Nomusa Kunene, Akhona Ngubane, Anele Zwane, Nokukhanya Sibiya, Lizwi Khumalo, Muziwethu Sithole, Philasande Mdletshe, Dylan Botha, Reece Nair, Andiswa Ndawonde and Malesedi Shabangu. 

Siyabonga Ndima and Juvan van der Merwe received the award for Visitor and Reader of the year. 

The following learners also received Reading Excellence badges for reading more than 10 books per year: Winnie Lungu, Casandra Kristna, Samisha Chowtee and Abigail Box. 


Siyabonga Ndima and Juvan van der Merwe 

 
Media Prefects for 2017

South African Practical Shooting Association 

Hendrik Coetzee was awarded the 2016 junior champion of Wasbank and Alwynkop shooting club combined.  Uitstekende werk Hendrik! Ons is ongelooflik trots op jou! 


Hendrik Coetzee

Gala 

Die jaarlikse gala het op 31 Januarie 2017 plaasgevind. Dit was ‘n wonderlike dag met fantastiese gees.Van die 66 items is 10 rekords gebreek. Cameron Meintjies het 3 rekords gebreek, Gabby Carter 2, Bryce Sharp 1 en MacGreiger Stein 4. Cameron het die vinnigste 100m vryslag  vir meisies geswem en MacGreiger die vinnigste 100m vryslag vir seuns. Ons is opgewonde vir die prestasies wat die leerders hierdie jaar gaan oplewer. 

ENTHUSIASTIC DHS OFF TO A BUSY START

Battle of the “Boodies” 

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 14 excited teams lined up for the first annual DHS Battle of the “Boodies”. This is a challenge that was developed by all the sport coaches at Dundee High School to test both the mental and physical fitness of sport stars and even upcoming talent for the new season at DHS. 

Op die woord het spanne weggespring na ses verskillende punte op die skool se sportgronde en het teen die horlosie gekompeteer om uiteindelik die fikste span in DHS gekroon te word. Daar was kleurvolle superhelde,  spanne me uiterste selfvertroue en selfs ‘n paar graad 8’s wat die uitmergelende uitdaging aangepak het. 

After much complaining, sitting down, heavy breathing and a bit of encouragement, all the teams that participated managed to complete the whole course. But one thing is definitely sure at Dundee High School this year: There is no shortage of spirit, fitness, natural talent and enthusiasm. 

Ons wens almal wat deelneem aan die sportkodes van kwartaal een en twee (atletiek, multisport, swem, rugby, hokkie en netbal) alle voorspoed toe vir die komende seisoen en ons beaam ons skool se leuse: STRENIUS ARDUA CEDUNT! 


Jan Frederik van Zyl, Ronnie Mulligan, Chante Groenewald 
and Dylan Mare, Koos Mdladla, Abigail Box 


Tian Wang, Joshua Donaldson, Carl Thom, Gabby Carter, Anja Prigge, Bryce Sharp 

Annual inter-house athletics 

On Friday, 20 January 2017, DHS had their annual interhouse athletics meeting.  Many athletes performed extremely well and it was such a pleasure to enjoy the excitement of the whole school as talented athletes competed for first place.  We look forward to see what these young athletes will achieve in 2017. 


DHS Athletics Trophy Winners:
Jan-Frederik van Zyl, Macgreiger Stein, Chante Groenewald, Koos Mdladla, Lethiwe Mathonsi, Manqoba Masondo, Simangaye Nkonyana, Siswe Malokoane, Asanda Masala Asanda Thango and Thando Biyela 

Colour Festival 

Every year DHS hosts a festival that marks the end of Gr8 orientation.  It is also a nice way for all the learners to enjoy the start of a new term and year at DHS.  On Wednesday, 25 January 2017, our learners took to the field and enjoyed a messy but fun filled afternoon.  Many could be seen running away anxiously from friends! Our learners were definitely more colourful and amusing after this festival.


Dylan Mare enjoying the action at the Colour Festival 


Chante Groenewald and Thealize Jacobs is behoorlik gepoeier na die fees

27 Jan 2017

ATHLETICS 

Please note that there are two formal athletics bodies in South Africa. SASSA supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Education Department arranges the Circuit, District and Provincial Championships leading to the National Championships. They concentrate on the development of athletes and normally by March their programmes have been completed. ASA is responsible for National and International Athletes. Here one needs to be affiliated and athletes belong to clubs to be able to compete in their meetings. Only winners and second place finishers are sent to international championships even if they obtained qualifying distances or times. Serious athletes should consider registering with ASA to enable them to compete at competitions more often. 

ATHLETICS 

Please note that there are two formal athletics bodies in South Africa. SASSA supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Education Department arranges the Circuit, District and Provincial Championships leading to the National Championships. They concentrate on the development of athletes and normally by March their programmes have been completed. ASA is responsible for National and International Athletes. Here one needs to be affiliated and athletes belong to clubs to be able to compete in their meetings. Only winners and second place finishers are sent to international championships even if they obtained qualifying distances or times. Serious athletes should consider registering with ASA to enable them to compete at competitions more often. 

CELLPHONE POLICY 

Please note that although we now allow learners to use their cell phones during break times, they may still not be used during class time. Confiscation and fines still apply. As a school we cannot take responsibility for the safety of any cell phone. Learners must take responsibility for their own phones if they bring them to school. 

When it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders .... do squats!

ACADEMIC TOP 10 – TERM 4 (2016) 

Congratulations to the following learners who all rank in the top 10 of their grades for the fourth term of 2016: 

GRADE 8GRADE 9GRADE 10GRADE 11
Asande MasalaSisanda ThangoKarl ThomMercia Papazaharius
Stefan ThomNadia RaffenbergKeshmiel GovenderMthobisis Zondo
Shoaib MalekRebekka BöhmerPhilasande MdletsheDylan Maré
Neo MotaungAyaz BhulaSithembiso NdwandweChanté Groenewald
Nozibusiso NtombelaMonique ArendsKiana SadawSibongiseni Ximba
Macgreiger SteinSheri-Lee HarmsMuziwethu SitholeZiphozonke Zulu
Bradley MsomiMuhammed HameedReece NairSourav Singh
Ayabonga CindiSamkelisiwe MarhwaClaudio GopieShaquel Tontpal
Tumelo MwelaseTasheel SevpersadNicolene Janse Van RensburgDeanne Collins
Arish BalgobindTadiwa ChawandaLizwi KhumaloSinothile Shabangu

The following learners also received their colours and honours certificates this week. These certificates were based on their year average for 2016. The learners were as follows:

Grade 8: Half Colours were achieved by Asande Masala, Stefan Thom for having a 85% or higher for the year.

Grade 9: Sisanda Thango and Nadia Raffenberg both received honours for having an average of 90% or higher for the year. Well done! Ayaz Bhula, Rebekka Böhmer and Monique Arends received Full Colours for having an average of 85% – 90%.

Grade 10: Karl Thom, Keshmiel Govender and Philasande Mdletshe all received Honours for having an average of above 85%. Sithembiso Ndwandwe and Kiana Sadaw received full colours for achieving an average of 80% - 85%.

Grade 11: Mercia Papazaharias and Mthobisi Zondo received Honours for having an average of above 85% and Dylan Maré received full colours for obtaining 82% for the year.

We are extremely proud of these learners with their outstanding results and look forward to what 2017 holds in store for these young academics.

Well done to these learners and to all the other learners who were awarded their colours for their academic achievement in 2016.

FINANCIAL NEWS 

School fees are R990 per month from January to November. Please remember that if your school fees are paid in full for 2017 before 28 February, you are entitled to a discount of R300. Applications for concessions can be collected from Mrs Wichmann in the Finance office and need to be returned before 28 February 2017. 

BATTLE OF THE BOODIES 

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 14 excited teams lined up for the first annual DHS Battle of the “Boodies”. This is a challenge that was developed by all the sport coaches at Dundee High School to test both the mental and physical fitness of sport stars and even upcoming talent for the new season at DHS. 

On the word, teams started and ran to six different points on the school’s sport grounds and then competed against the stopwatch to be crowned the fittest team in DHS. There were colourful superheroes, teams with utmost confidence and even a few Gr 8’s that attempted the gruelling escapade. 

After much complaining, sitting down, heavy breathing and a bit of encouragement, all the teams that participated managed to complete the whole course. But one thing is definitely sure at Dundee High School this year: There is no shortage of spirit, fitness, natural talent and enthusiasm. 

We wish everyone who is taking part in the sport codes of term one and two (athletics, multisport, swimming, rugby, netball, bowls and hockey) the best of luck for the coming season and we stand firm by our school’s motto: STRENUIS ARDUA CEDUNT 

SCHOOL INSURANCE 

Insurance is available from the school which will assist you should your child be injured during sport or whilst representing DHS. Please enquire at the secretaries for more information. 

Rugby BoysR715
BoysR325
GirlsR208

MUDMAN 

It’s Mudman and open water swimming season again! Please take note of these important dates below and ensure that you register timeously with Mrs Carter. 

4 FebruaryHermannsburg Mudman
12 FebruaryMidmar Mile
26 FebruaryChelmsford Challenge
5 MarchEpworth Mudman
11 MarchBlinkwater Trail Run
19 MarchCordwalles Mudman

"The trouble with not having a goal, is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score" - Bill Copeland

23 Jan 2017

DHS Brainiacs receive Colours at Academic Colour Awards 

We started the year with much enthusiasm as we congratulated our top achievers for term 4 in 2016. They are: Asanda Massalia GR8 (87%), Sisanda Thango Gr9 (93%), Karl Thom Gr10 (93%) and Mercia Papazaharias Gr11 (86%). 

The following learners also received their colours and honours certificates this week. These certificates were based on their year average. The learners were as follows: 

Grade 8: Half Colours were achieved by Asanda Massalia, Stefan Thom for having a 85% or higher for the year. 

Grade 9: Sisanda Thango and Nadia Raffenberg both received honours for having an average of 90% or higher for the year. Well done! 

Ayaz Bula, Rebekka Bohmer and Monique Arends received Full Colours for having an average of 85% – 90%. 

Grade 10: Karl Thom, Keshmiel Govender and Philasande Mdletshe all received Honours for having an average of above 85%. 

Sithembiso Ndwandwe and Kiana Sadaw received full colours for achieving an average of 80% - 85%. 

Grade 11: Mercia Papazaharias and Mthobisi Zondo received Honours for having an average of above 85% and Dylan Mare received full colours for obtaining 82% for the year. 

We are extremely proud of these learners with their outstanding results and look forward to what 2017 holds in store for these young academics. 

DHS Atletieksterre skitter op die veld 

Vrydag, 20 Januarie, het Hoërskool Dundee die jaarlikse atletiekbyeenkoms by die skool gehad. Vol gees en opgewondenheid het energieke leerders die sportveld aangedurf. Die dag het gesorg vir hope pret en natuurlik ook fantastiese resultate. Ons sien uit vir die prestasies wat die leerders hierdie jaar in die atletiekseisoen gaan oplewer. 

16 Jan 2017

Dundee High’s leaders start 2017 with a bang 

In the early morning of Wednesday, 4 January 2017, the prefects left for a camp at Clubventure, Ballito. After a long drive, the prefects immediately jumped into activities where they were divided into four teams and had to come up with names for the different teams. They were The Danger Red Squad, The Geel Ngungubanes, The Blue Shot Squad and The Royal Greens.

Die prefekte het die eerste aand ‘n diep gesprek gehad oor hoe om die skool se tradisies terug te bring en die Graad 8 leerders te leer van die skool se geskiedenis. Die prefekte het uitgewys dat dit belangrik is om die geskiedenis van die skool te ken en verskeie tradisies terug te bring of te begin sodat leerders net meer trots daarop kan wees om deel te wees van Hoërskool Dundee.

The second day the prefects started off with an Amazing Race where they had to complete 15 challenges at 15 different stages. One such challenge was eating either a cricket, an earthworm, a cockroach or some other insect.  After the Amazing Race the teams had to do an obstacle course where they had to climb over net walls, walk over logs, crawl under wooden beams, etc. Each team needed to complete the challenge as fast as they could and they had to help each other complete it.

Na ‘n lekker middagete het meeste van die prefekte saam met Mnr en Mev Visser die 1,5km zipline toer gaan doen waar daar 5 lyne is en die laaste lyn die “parazip” genoem word. Die “parazip” bestaan uit ‘n lyn wat ‘n skerp gradiënt af het en elke persoon het ‘n valskerm aan sodat jy nie te vinnig afgaan nie. ‘n Mens kan tot 90km/h by die lyn afgaan.

The last day the prefects were up at dawn to go to the beach and look at the waves and experience the beauty of the ocean. They had a devotional and a prayer and then went back to the campsite where they received medals and awards for their participation. Thank you to Mr Vogel and his wife who took some time off to take the prefects to Ballito and to Clubventure for always letting us have our annual prefect camp with them. We really enjoy it every time.

 

Class of 2016 Results

Congratulations to the Dundee High matric class of 2016.  You have once again done your school and district proud with the 96% pass rate you achieved. 

Four Dundee High learners obtained an average over 80%.  Our head girl Siphumelele Gumede was placed second in the Umzinyathi District top five. Siphumelele had an 85.1% average and obtained distinctions in five of her subjects, namely ENGHL, AFRFA, LIFE, BSTD, and VSLA for which she managed 99%.  Zhen Lee Wang (84.4%) was second and had distinctions for six of her subjects: ENGHL, AFRFA, LIFE, ACCN, LFSC and BSTD.  Jessica Shanahan (80.2%) had five distinctions: AFRFA, LIFE, MLIT, TRSM and VSLA. She was followed by Hafsa Khan (80%) who had four distinctions for ENGHL, AFRFA, LIFE and BSTD. In total 12 learners obtained three or more distinctions. Well done! Dundee High is proud of all of you. 

Over and above the 4 A averages a further 9 learners obtained an average above 70% and 26 more an average above 60%.  In total 59 of the Dundee High matric class qualified for admission to university by obtaining a bachelors pass (matric exemption). 

Of the 982 exams that were written, the class of 2016 obtained 82 subject distinctions.  This means that almost 10% of all marks obtained were above 80%. 

Of the 19 subjects offered at Dundee High, 13 had a 100% pass rate and 9 had subject averages above 60%.  Subjects where more than 5 distinctions were obtained were ZULFA, LIFE, AFRFA, BSTD and ENGHL. 

Results such as these once again confirm our school motto “Strenius Ardua Cedunt” – hard work is rewarded. These results could only be achieved by hard work, not only by the learners but also by the dedicated educators of DHS. Thank you and congratulations to each learner, each parent, each educator and most of all thank you to our Heavenly Father who once again held his protective hand over our school and blessed many of our learners with good results. 

07 Nov 2016

DHS learners take part in SALGA SPORTS UMZINYATHI TRIALS 

On October 22, five of our learners participated in the trials for the uMzinyathi Salga games. They were all selected to represent the uMzinyathi team at the SALGA games which will be held in Durban from 8 – 12 December. They also came first in the locals and they all received gold medals. 

Rugby – Mesuli Nkomonde and Gary Ntshangase 

Netball – Simangaye Nkanyana, Lungile Ntsele and Ziyanda Ngwane 

Well done to all of these learners for representing DHS so well. 


DHS NETBALL GIRLS
S'ma, Ziyanda and Lungile did very well at the trials!

31 Oct 2016

DHS EXCELLS AT ST DOMINIC’S BUNDU BASH 

Many DHS athletes recently competed in the St Dominic’s Bundu bash at Balele Resort in Utrecht.  We won many first, second and third prizes. 

BIATHLON (5km run and 20km mountain bike ride) 

Gabby Carter was the first lady to finish (fourth overall of men and women) 

Huzaifah Mahommed came first in his age group and Dremar Jacobs came second in his age group 

Joshua Donaldson also finished first in his age group and Kwanele Mhlongo was third in his age group. 

MINI BIATHLON (2,5km run and 10 km mountain bike ride) 

Dylan Mare, Nadia Raffenberg and Simba Chawanda all finished first in their age groups, Tylar Fraser finished second in his age group and Deandre Pillay finished third in his age group. 

12KM TRAIL RUN 

Abigail Box was the third lady to finish this treacherous run. 

A special vote of thanks goes to Mrs Carter for always supporting these children in their ventures as well as all the supportive parents who travel far to scream from the sideline or to take photos and provide much needed love and encouragement.  We would also like to congratulate all our learners on their superb behaviour as many parents from other schools complimented them on their beautiful manners and camaraderie.  We are truly blessed to have such wonderful young adults at DHS.


Gabby Carter and Aiden Carter


Dylan Mare


Joshua Donaldson


Pumi Gumede and Chantel Carter

28 Oct 2016

ACADEMIC TOP 10 

Congratulations to the following learners who all rank in the top 10 of their grades for the third term: 

Grade 8:
Asande Masala, Stefan Thom, Shoaib Malek, Macgreiger Stein, Stanley Motaung, Nozibusiso Ntombela, Bradley Msomi, Zanri Van Dyk, Ayabonga Cindi and Nozibusiso Mbatha. 

Grade 9:
Sisanda Thango, Nadia Raffenberg, Rebekka Böhmer, Ayaz Bhula, Monique Arends, Sheri-Lee Harms, Tasheel Sevpersad, Muhammed Hameed, Siyathokoza Lukele and Waseem Amod. 

Grade 10:
Karl Thom, Keshmiel Govender, Philasande Mdletshe, Sithembiso Ndwandwe, Edrich Nortjé, Muziwethu Sithole, Reece Nair, Kiana Sadaw and Nicolene Janse Van Rensburg. Grade 11: Mthobisi Zondo, Dylan Maré, Mercia Papazaharias, Sibongiseni Ximba, Ziphozonke Zulu, Chanté Groenewald, Sinothile Shabangu, Krushil Sewmangal, Thealize Jacobs and Deanne Collins. 

Grade 12:
Jessica Shanahan, Zhen Lee Wang, Siphumelele Gumede, Hafsa Khan, Sandiswa Mthombeni, Zethembiso Zindela, Fezeka Langa, Victor Ndawonde, Jeané Viljoen and Lize –Maé Diedericks. 

PRIZE GIVING

Our annual prize giving was held on Thursday, 20 October. Congratulations to all the prize

Winners  
 DUXZhen Lee Wang
 Dux Runner-upSiphumelele Gumede
 Headmaster’s Davy LampsVictor Ndawonde and Sandiswa Mthombeni
 SportsmanshipPhelelani Buthelezi
 Service to the school Trishen Pillay and Victor Ndawonde
 VersatilitySiphumelele Gumede
 ComradeshipVictor Ndawonde and Hafsa Khan
 Sportsman of the yearDean Lambert
 Sportswoman of the yearJessica Shanahan
Prefects 2017  
 Head BoyDylan Maré
 Deputy Head BoyKwenzo Zondo
 PrefectsJustin Dekker, Bandile Malinga, Koos Mdladla, Ronnie Mulligan, Krushil Sewmangal, Caide Sharp, Shaquel Tontpal, Coenie Torlage, Sibongiseni Ximba and Zipho Zulu
 Head GirlMercia Papazaharias
 Deputy Head GirlChanté Groenewald
 PrefectsAmanda Cilo, Deanne Collins, Carika De Jager, Lay’laa Gumede, Thealize Jacobs, Jongi Lembethe, Anele Mbatha, Nomcebo Ndlovu, Sisonke Nkabinde, Sinothile Shabangu, Lé-Zayria Simon and Bongiwe Tshabalala
Hostel Prefects  
 Head BoyKwenzo Zondo
 PrefectsSizwe Malakoane, Siyabonga Nkabinde and Zipho Zulu
 Head GirlAmanda Cilo
 PrefectsSinenhlanhla Shezi, Nandile Sikhakhane and Bongiwe Tshabalala

We are proud of all the achievers and hope that they will be an inspiration to their peers.

ST DOMINIC’S BUNDU BASH

On Saturday, 22 October, our multi sport learners competed in the annual Bundu Bash. Once again, our learners excelled, with at least ten of them achieving podium finishes.

Joshua Donaldson placed 3rd overall in the full distance event, and Dylan Maré placed 1st overall in the half distance event.

Congratulations to all our athletes who braved the heat to take part. Many thanks to Mrs Carter for her on-going inspiration and motivation of the learners.

LOCKERS

HALF:
R60 Key Deposit + R80 / Term (R140)
Or
R60 Key Deposit + R230 / Year (R290) (4TH term free if you pay in advance for the year)

FULL:
R60 Key Deposit + R100 / Term (R160)
Or
R60 Key Deposit + R300 / Year (R360) (4TH term free if you pay in advance for the year)

Pay with Mrs Wessels, sign a contract and receive your key.

New rules and regulations for lockers

  • No pictures or graffiti of any sort may be stuck or written on the locker.
  • The locker may only be used for the term(s) paid for. A maximum of two learners may share a locker; both need to sign an agreement. Should it be found that more than 2 learners are sharing a locker, the privilege will be withdrawn from the main occupants. The key and key ring must be returned before the end of the last school day of that term. The locker will be inspected and the key deposit returned only if the locker is in good condition and the key and key ring are handed in.
  • If key is handed in late, the key deposit will be forfeited.
  • In the case of a lost key or padlock, the key deposit will not be returned. Should the key/padlock be lost during the term, another key deposit (R60) must be paid for the spare key.
  • The locker may only be locked with the lock that is supplied. If another lock is used, it will be cut and the learner will forfeit the use of the locker and the key deposit.
  • No illegal substances, fire-arms, pornographic material, alcohol, weapons, cigarettes, lighters / matches, fire crackers and / or any substances not allowed at school, may be stored in the lockers.
  • Lockers are subject to inspection by an educator in the presence of the learner at any given time.
  • No spare locker keys will be signed/handed out to any learner who has not signed an agreement.

 
Good Luck with the Exams

EXAM TIMES

Juniors (Gr 8 & 9) Report to class at 07:45 Start writing08:00 – 10:00
Seniors Report to Hall at 07:45 Start writing08:00 – 11:00 (3hr paper) 
   08:00 – 10:00 (2hr paper)

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.

24 Oct 2016

DHS ACADEMIC PRIZE GIVING 

DHS had their annual prizegiving on October 20. It was an inspirational evening filled with many enlightening speeches from the guest speaker, Mr K Burge, Mr Haschke, Mr Devereux, Trishen Pillay and Siphumelele Gumede. 

The choir performed a few beautiful songs truly taking the audience's breath away. They showed immense control and they were a welcome relief from the night's proceedings. 

CULTURE: 

PUBLIC SPEAKING 

The Carol Ann Roderick Memorial Trophy for apublic Speaking is shared by Nomalungelo Mkhize, Trishen Pillay and Krushil Sewmangal. Zhen Lee Wang walks away with the Dawood Prize for the best English speaker  in Gr 12. 

The Bell Wade Memorial prize for an outstanding cultural achievement is awarded to Krushil Sewmangal for his Expo project. 

SPORT: 

ATHLETICS 

The Senior Victrix Ludorum is awarded to Chante Groenewald 

The Senior Victor Ludorum is awarded to Cebo Khubeka 

SWIMMING 

The Senior Victrix Ludorum is awarded to Nadia Raffenberg and Jessica Shanahan 

The Senior Victor Ludorum is awarded to Caide Sharp 

NETBALL 

The Marinda Snyman Floating Trophy for the netball Player of the Year is awarded to Simangaye Nkwanyana 

GIRLS’ HOCKEY 

The Rozanne du Plessis Floating Trophy for the best girls’ hockey player is Kelly Ngobese 

BOYS’ HOCKEY 

The Joe Green Trophy for the player of the season is awarded to Karl Thom 

RUGBY 

Die Zorba Trofee vir die beste Senior Rugby Speler word vanjaar toegeken aan Dylan Mare 

CRICKET 

The Gregg Hesom Trophy for the best senior player is awarded to Dean Lambert 

SOCCER 

The ABSA Floating Trophy for the best senior boys’ soccer player is awarded to Mduduzi Gama 

TENNIS 

The Brown and Wade Trophy for girls’ singles champion is Gabby Carter 

The Rienie Goebel Trophy for boys’ singles champion goes to Karl Thom 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS 

The DHS prize for outstanding achievement in sport is awarded to Edrich Nortje 

Die LRA EIENDOMSAGENTE WISSELTROFEE vir die sportvrou van die jaar gaan aan Jessica Shanahan 

Die DAWID LABUSCHAGNE WISSELFTROFEE vir die sportman van die jaar gaan aan Dean Lambert 

The WADE Trophy for leadership is awarded to our head girl of 2016 – Siphumelele Gumede 

The J ALBERTS Trophy for leadership is awarded to our head boy of 2016 – Trishen Pillay 

ACADEMICS 

Zhen Lee Wang walked away with many awards for various subjects.  They included Accounting, LO, Commerce, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Afrikaans First Additional and the bilingualism prize.  We would also like to congratulate her for achieving the prestigious title of being the DUX learner of DHS for 2016.  Siphumelele is DUX runner up.  

Well done to all the prize winners.  We wish them all the best in the near future. 

PREFECTS FOR 2017 

Head Boy – Dylan Mare, Deputy Head Boy – Kwenzo Zondo  and Head Girl – Mercia Papazaharius, Deputy Head Girl – Chante Groenewald 

Prefects: 

Amanda Cilo, Deanne Collins, Carika de Jager, Lay’laa Gumede, Thealize Jacobs, Jongi Lembethe, Anele Mbatha, Nomcebo Ndlovu, Sisonke Nkabinde, Sinothile Shabangu, Le-Zayria Simon, Bongiwe Tshabalala 

Justin Dekker, Bandile Malinga, Lwandile Mdladla, Ronnie Mulligan, Krushil Sewmangal, Caide Sharp, Shaquel Tontpal, Coenie Torlage, Sibongiseni Xaba, Ziphozonke Zulu 

HOSTEL PREFECTS: 

Head boy – Kwenzo Zondo and Head Girl – Amanda Cilo 

Prefects: 

Sizwe Malakoane, Siyabonga Nkabinde, Sinenhlanhla Shezi, Nandile Sikhakhane, Bongiwe Tshabalala, Sipho Zulu. 

SALGA NETBALL TRIALS 

The following learners have been selected to take part in the next round of the SALGA TRIALS that took place on October 15: Simangaye Nkwanyane, Ziyanda Ngwane and Lungile Ntsele. 

The next round was on October 22 where they represented the Umzinyathi District. 

17 Oct 2016

SPIRITS RUN HIGH AT DHS MINI SPORT AND CULTURAL PRIZE GIVING 

On Friday October 14, DHS had their mini sport and cultural prize giving.  The trophy winners were as follows:

ATHLETICS 

  • Athletics Junior Victrix Ludorum, Gabby Carter 
  • Athletics Junior Victor Ludorum, Jan-Frederik van Zyl 

SWIMMING 

  • Swimming Junior Victix Ludorum, Gabby Carter 
  • Senior Victor Ludorum, Mcgreiger Stein 

HOCKEY 

  • Johan Strydom Memorial Trophy for most improved boy hockey player, Nkosinathi Mazibuko 
  • Rozanne du Plessis Floating Trophy for the best junior boy hockey player, Neo Motaung 
  • Bester Floating Trophy for most promising girl hockey player, Ayabonga Cindi 
  • Irma Killian Floating Trophy for most improved senior girl hockey player, Zabe Zwane 
  • Best u/14 girl hockey player, Tiara Singh 
  • Ismail’s Trading Sport Trophy for best senior girl hockey player attitude, Christene Muller 

NETBALL 

  • Vera Rheeders Trofeë vir belowendste o/14 speler, Alwande Mkhize 
  • Elsabe Habig Trophy for most promising u/15 player, Sibahle Shabalala 
  • Annelize van Heerder Trophy for most promising u/16 player, Sandra Smith 
  • Linda Eicker Trophy for best overall improvement in netball, Andile Gabuza 
  • EP Taljaard Trophy for highest shooting average in all matches, Xolile Msezane 

RUGBY 

  • Boet Landman Wisseltrofee vir beste vordering I 0/14 rugby, Kwanele Mhlongo and Gert Aucamp 
  • Boet Landman Wisseltrofee vir beste vordering in o/15 rugby, Vukile Buthelezi 
  • DHS Trophy for u/16 player who made the best progress in the season, Cebo Khubeka 
  • Robert Dawson Wisseltrofee vir beste vordering in o/19 rugby, Kwenzo Zondo 
  • Boet Landman Wisseltrofee vir beste gesindheid in 1ste rugbyspan, Phelelani Buthelezi 
  • Zorba Wisseltrofee vir beste junior rugbyspeler, Jan-Frederik van Zyl 

MULTI SPORT 

  • Multi Sport Junior Trophy, Gabby Carter 
  • Multi Sport Senior Trophy, Joshua Donaldson 

CRICKET 

  • Beste Junior Krieketspeler, Jan-Frederik van Zyl 
  • Roy Maharaj Trophy for best batsman, Jan-Frederik van Zyl 
  • Roger Ross Trophy for best spin bowler, Brandon Grondein 
  • Grasshopper Trophy for best fast bowler, Dean Lambert 

JUNIOR SPORTSMAN VAN DIE JAAR 2016 

  • Jan-Frederik van Zyl 

We would like to congratulate all the above learners for their outstanding achievements on the sports field.  It is always refreshing to see such a variety of talents being displayed in various events! 


the trophy winners at DHS mini sport and cultural prizegiving

DHS TOP ACHIEVERS FOR TERM 3 

  • Grade 8 - Asanda Masala 89% 
  • Grade 9 – Sisanda Thango 94% 
  • Grade 10 – Karl Thom 96% 
  • Grade 11 - Mthobisi Zondo 93% 
  • Grade 12 – Jessica Shanahan 84.9% 

Congratulations to these hard workers.

10 Oct 2016

Hoërskool Dundee se Jan Frederik van Zyl – Eerste in Suid-Afrika 

Jan Frederik van Zyl het op 24 en 25 September aan die SACSSA nasionale atletiek byeenkoms by DP DE VILLIERS STADIUM in Sasolburg deelgeneem. Hy behaal tweede plek in gewigstoot, eerste plek in werpskyf en het eerste plek behaal in spiesgooi met ‘n nuwe rekord, wat ook sy persoonlike beste is, van 65,76 meter. Die afstand van 65,76 m plaas Jan Frederik tans as die nommer een spiesgooier vir seuns onder 15 in Suid-Afrika. Dit is ‘n uitstekende prestasie en ons is ongelooflik trots op hierdie jong man wat so mooi beskeie bly. 


Jan Frederik in aksie

DHS Krieket 

Die Hoërskool Dundee se eerste krieketspan het September 30 na Eshowe vertrek vir hulle jaarlikse kriekettoer. Ontmoet met bewolkte weer en wind, is die seuns almal reg gewees vir die stryd wat voorgelê het. Two games were played on Saturday, against the likes of Hilcrest and a development team. & DHS ended up in the final against Thomas Moore College. Unfortunately, in less than favourable conditions, DHS lost the game. 

Om tweede te eindig vir die eerste keer op ‘n toer met hoë kaliber skole is iets om op baie trots te wees. DHS krieket is aan die brand. 

In a related story, the DHS u/15 team was crowned winners of the Northern Natal Cricket League with a resounding victory over Vryheid in the final. We want to thank Mr Halforty and Mr Botha for all they put in during the season and we are really proud of these boys. 

03 Oct 2016

DHS Matriculants enjoy an evening of glamour 

On Thursday, September 29, our matriculants were able to show off their feathers in a very special manner!  They arrived at Battlefields Lodge in various vehicles from fancy Audi’s and Mercedes’ to unusual trucks and four wheelers.  The girls amazed us all with their stylish dresses and the boys were truly strutting their stuff in fancy suits.  The teachers were flabbergasted by the transformation of these young learners into nothing less than fabulous young ladies and gentlemen. 

The evening started off with the usual speeches by Mr Haschke and the head prefects, Trishen Pillay and Siphumelele Gumede.  This was followed by a beautiful, unplanned scripture reading and prayer by Victor – who is very passionate about involving God in every proceeding.  He was truly a blessing as we were all reminded of the power of God and that His presence was with us.  Krushil Sewmangal and Chenique Odendaal were the MC’s for the evening and made sure that the proceedings ran as planned. 

We would like to thank all the Gr 11 teachers who were involved in this absolutely glamorous evening, which was held off premises for the first time in many years.  It was amazing to see how the learners reacted to an event that was just for them – away from a school setting – and many of them were seen enjoying themselves on the dance floor until well after 11pm thanks to great music from Jodi Mitchell. 

We would also like to thank the staff from Battlefields for ensuring that everything ran smoothly.  It was definitely a night to remember and a splendid way to see our beautiful ducklings turn into glorious swans as they are getting ready to enter the adult world. 

DHS ART EXHIBITION RAISES R1600 FOR THE SPCA 

In the first few weeks of September Mrs Carter and her matric art students held an art exhibition at Talana Museum in order to raise money for the SPCA.  They managed to collect quite a substantial sum of money that was donated to help the needy animals in our area.  Mrs Carter and her learners were absolutely thrilled at the tremendous support they have received from the general public and would like to thank each and every person for their generosity.   We hope that this event will grow with every passing year. 

30 Sep 2016

CRICKET 

On the 9th of September, our u/15 team travelled to Newcastle to play Ferrum High School. The DHS side batted first making a massive total of 211 in the allotted 20 overs. Jan-Frederik van Zyl made 101 runs of 56 balls. He was well supported by Preston Caldecott who made 52 runs of 31 balls. DHS took to the field and after excellent bowling, the Ferrum side was restricted to a total of 135 runs. In the end, the DHS side won by an impressive 76 runs. On the 22nd of September, the team travelled to Ladysmith. After bowling first, the Ladysmith side was restricted to a low 99 runs. Preston was on fire, taking 3 wickets for only 14 runs. It was then our turn to bat and DHS chased down the total set by Ladysmith in only 14 overs. Huzaifah led the chase with his 28 runs. Our u/15s won by 5 wickets. The u/15 side is undefeated in the league and will play in the final against Vryheid after ending on top of the log. Well done boys! You have made us very proud with your results this season!

SOCCER 

The 2016 is coming to an end, but what a successful season it has been. Well done to all our soccer players who have shown dedication, discipline and passion for the sport they love. 

Thank you to our outside coaches and umpires that have assisted in these remarkable results. A big thank you to Mr Lippke and Miss Bondesio for organising the games. 

Vryheid Landbou 
1st Boys won 2 - 0 
1st Girls won 3 - 1 
Junior Boys won 3 - 2 

Vryheid High 
1st Boys drew 0 - 0 
1st Girls won 8 - 0 
Junior Boys lost 3 - 2 

Sarel Cilliers
1st Boys won 1 - 0 
Junior Boys drew 3 - 3 

Ferrum 
1st Boys won 3 - 2 

ANICA MOSTERT EXCELS AT JUKSKEI 

Congratulations to Anica who has done well in Jukskei at the following events.

2 August : She played a tournament in Newcastle and was named Player of the Day.

26 - 28 August : Represented Umzinyathi in Margate. She received a Silver overall and won the u/19 age group.

3 September: Participated in Richards Bay at the Junior SA Trials. She has been selected and will play in the Junior SA’s in December representing KZN.

5 September : She participated in a tournament at DJS against a disabled Springbok player.

Well done on these achievements and we wish you well for December.

MICHAELIS CHALLENGE

Congratulations to our learners who participated in the following events:

10km Trail Run 
Sisonke Nkabinde, Siphumelele Gumede, Gabby Carter, Mhlengi Dlamini, Sithembiso Ndwandwe, Asanda Mkhize, Muziwethu Sithole (3rd under 18), Ayesha Thangay, Amber Labuschagne, Nonjabulo Mdunge, Mrs Carter (3rd over 18), Deanne Collins and Keren Ferreira.

20km MTB Ride 
Huzaifah Mahomed, Michael van der Merwe, Kwanele Mhlongo, Zidhaan Nair, Simba Chawanda and Mrs Carter.

GRADE 11 ART TOUR 

On Wednesday, 21 September, 20 excited learners left for Durban to enjoy art gallery hopping with the enthusiastic Mrs Carter as their guide. Galleries included: 

  • The Tatham Art Gallery, to see original Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, August Rodin and many more famous European artists.
  • South African Art relevant to our grade 12 syllabus e.g. Jane Alexander, Diane Victor and Willie Bester.
  • KZNSA: 13 Durban Artists Exhibited
  • African Art Centre
  • Durban Art Gallery: International AIDS Exhibition
  • Natural Science Museum
  • Art Space: Amazing Art by Corné Eksteen
  • Sadly the BAT Centre, under new management, was a disappointment.

We trust that the art learners have gained knowledge and that their passion for Art will only grow.

TENNIS 

On Friday, 16 September, we played tennis against Vryheid High and unfortunately we lost. Thank you to all the supporters and especially the players who made it possible for the game to take place.

HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATION 

On Friday, 23 September, the learners organised a fun filled hour of entertainment in honour of our country’s beautiful heritage. The gospel choir sang, learners performed Indian dances and poetry was recited. After the entertainment, ethnic food, including boerewors rolls, roti and kebab and of course mutton bunnies, was available from the Grade 11 learners.

Thank you to everyone who made this lovely event possible.

Click on image to view November 2016 Examination timetable

26 Sep 2016

DHS goes back to their roots for heritage day 

On Friday, September 23, the learners at Dundee High organised a fun filled hour of entertainment where masters of ceremonies, Mercia Papazaharius and Juwie Moola, kept the crowd on the edges of their seats. The gospel choir, under the guidance of Mrs Madondo, performed beautiful songs where after a few girls showcased glorious Indian dances adorned in colourful ethnic attire. There were elaborate poetry performances by very confident learners who completely owned the stage followed by an opportunity to enjoy ethnic foods sold from various stalls. This was definitely a day to remember and an extremely fun way to celebrate our diversity. 


The Gospel Choir singing indigenous African songs for the audience to enjoy


Young girls posing in their beautiful ethnic attire

DHS art tour to Pietermaritzburg and Durban 

Every year our Grade 11 art learners travel to various art galleries in PMB and DBN in order to enjoy the incredible inspiration found in witnessing works of art first hand.  The Tatham Art Gallery was one of the galleries that they were able to visit.  It has had more than 100 years to work on its collection of regional and international art. Collections include significant 18th century British and French artworks, post-Victorian British paintings, Lalique glass, oriental carpets and examples of work from the Barbizon School. Known as the Whitwell Collection, it also includes objects d’art from Japan, China, Russia and Persia. 

Our young artists were able to enjoy local South African art works as well and found much inspiration in the works of locals.  They thoroughly enjoyed every second of this educational tour and would like to thank Mrs Carter for her dedication to her subject – passion is contagious. 


Young DHS artists enjoying authentic works of art on tour

DHS athletes take part in the Michealis challenge 

On Saturday, September 24, many DHS learners travelled to Vryheid at 5:15 in the morning to take part in the 10km trail run and 20km mountain bike race.  The learners thoroughly enjoyed the day and returned exhausted and ready for another challenge. 


DHS Athletes enjoying a fun day outdoors - Michealis Challenge

19 Sep 2016

DHS LEARNERS GO ON TOUR TO THE DRAKENSBERG 

On September 9, the grade 9 learners went on a tour to the Drakensberg.  They had a lot of fun and also got the opportunity to challenge their fears by trying new and exciting activities like zip lining. The learners were accompanied by Mr and Mrs Visser who also got in on the action by joining the learners.  The views were breathtaking.  There were also many team building activities as well as some time just to bond and make new friends!  This was definitely an experience to remember!


Breathtaking views in the berg


Mr Visser also enjoying the Zip line experience with the learners


Two excited Gr9 learners (Nadia Raffenberg and Abigail Box) - ready for action

12 Sep 2016

DHS MATRICULANTS AMAZE MANY AT THE ART EXHIBITION 

“If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” (Edward Hopper)

On Wednesday, September 7, the DHS matriculants entertained members of the public with their inspirational work at Talana Museum.  All the money raised from this exhibition was donated to the SPCA so that the art works are not merely celebrated but also serve a very good cause.  Each and every learner’s work was unique and had a profound story to tell.  It was amazing how every artwork expressed different emotions and showcased the learner’s development through the course of three years.  These artworks will be on display for your enjoyment until Friday, September 16.  We urge you to not miss out on this wonderful opportunity and remind you of the fact that “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” (Pablo Picasso) 


DHS Matriculants posing proudly at the opening of the art exhibition


Siphumelele Gumede dressed in an enthusiastic smile in front of her work


Nathan Padayachee amazed many with his emotive pencil drawings

05 Sep 2016

DHS MATRIC ART EXHIBITION ON 7 SEPTEMBER 

Please join Mrs Carter and her artists on September 7, at Talana Museum where all their art pieces will be on display for the public to enjoy.  Don’t miss out on the excitement of the opening night!! This art exhibition will run until 16 September 2016.

THE CRICKET AT DHS IS ALIVE AND WELL 

The DHS first team played against Vryheid’s second team (always a good challenge) and won by 15 runs.  Performance of the day goes to Dean Lambert for an excellent bowling spell.  The u/15 team plays against Ferrum this week and the 1st team have the tough challenge of playing Vryheid High’s first team.

29 Aug 2016

Young DHS golfers tee off for success 

On Friday, August 26, four teams DHS teams participated in the third round of the annual interschool golf league at Dundee Country Club. These learners were Preston Caldecot and Lwandile (Koos) Mdladla, Duane Lourens and Joshua Donaldson, Dylan Maré and Ronnie Mulligan as well as Keagan Donaldson and Janco Kotzé. 

All of them enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and they were quite excited to share their stories at the end of the day. Janco and Keagan made an amazing birdie on number 4 where Janco managed to hit the pin with his first shot. Dylan and Ronnie made a brilliant birdie on 14 where Dylan hit a great second shot through the bunker leaving Ronnie with a tap in birdie putt. This left the boys on a high for quite a few holes! 

Thanks to all the parties involved in developing this wonderful sport. We hope that this league will just grow bigger with each passing year. A special vote of thanks goes out to the learners who participated. 


Duane Lourens, Joshua Donaldson, Lwandile Mdladla,
Preston Caldecot, Keagan Donaldson, Janco Kotze,
Dylan Mare and Ronnie Mulligan

Krushil and Jonathan take part in The Emalahleni English Orators Speech Contest 

This contest was held on Saturday, August 27, at Kragbron in Witbank. We are proud to announce that two of our learners, Jonathan Griffiths and Krushil Sewmangal came in the top 10 and won Gold Certificates. Fifty learners participated from many schools around the country. Learners were very nervous because the speeches were of a high standard. We are proud that our learners did not allow their nerves to get to them and excelled!

Krieket 

Verlede week het die o15's teen Sarel Cilliers gespeel en gewen met 58 lopies. Die eerstespan het Woensdag 'n wedstryd gehad teen Ferrum en ongelukkig met 13 lopies verloor. Ongelukkig het die eerstespan Donderdag se wedstryd teen Ladysmith Hoër ook verloor.

We are impressed by the development of our young cricketers during this season and we are excited to see what the rest of the season holds. 

Tennis 

On Thursday, August 25, our tennis team travelled to Ladysmith and played their hearts out on very hot courts in 30 degree weather. They managed to win the day 6-4. Well done to all these learners! 

22 Aug 2016

DHS cricket teams bowl everyone out with their amazing performances 

Die DHS krieketspanne het hierdie week weer ‘n goeie week beleef.  Die o/15 span het Woensdag, 17 Augustus, teen ‘n gekombineerde span van Vryheid Landbou gespeel.  Na ‘n goeie kolfvertoning deur DHS se toporde het DHS die knoop deurgehaak en met 63 lopies gewen.  The 1st team played against Ladysmith Secondary on the 18th of August, sporting their new kit.  In a dominant display of batting and a partnership of well over a hundred runs, Brandon Grondein and Mohammed Abdullah piled on the runs.  The bowling and fielding performance capped off a good day, DHS winning by 163 runs.  Ons wil graag dankie sê aan ons borge Shumar Engineering; Breza Security en Zinoju Coal wat DHS geborg het met nuwe hempde en oortrektruie hierdie seisoen. 

Edrich Nortjé bereik nuwe hoogtes 

Ons is trots om aan te kondig dat Edrich Nortjé die Suid-Afrikaanse Kadet Span vir stoei behaal het.  Hy vertrek 10 September na Georgia – Amerika – om sy talent daar te beoefen.  Ons is ongelooflik trots op hierdie jong man wat weereens bewys dat passie en harde werk mens ver in die lewe kan kry. 

Gospel Choir performs in Pietermaritzburg 

On August 18, an excited Gospel Choir travelled to Pietermaritzburg to take part in the Gospel Choir Evening Concert. They performed exceptionally well.  The wedding song ‘Emarabini’ was the hit of the evening.  The audience enjoyed it so much that they danced along with the choir during the performance.  Mrs Madondo – teacher in charge – commented that these learners held the DHS name high with their outstanding voices against choirs that were considerably larger than them.  Well done to the DHS Gospel choir. 

15 Aug 2016

Krieket by DHS slaan die asems weg! 

Die afgelope week het Hoërskool Dundee hulle eerste wedstryd van die seisoen teen Sarel Cilliers gespeel. 

After being sent in to bat first, a lot of running, rocking, rolling and diving was done to pile on the runs.  A special mention should go out to Ashley Laloo, who had the most graceful dive to keep the partnership between him and Brandon Grondein going.  Brandon went on to make 84 runs not out, supported well by Ashley with 49 runs. 

Na ‘n puik boulvertoning deur al DHS boulers is Sarel uitgeknikker in die 18de boulbeurt, en daardeur wen DHS die wedstryd met 123 lopies.  Die speller van die wedstryd was Brandon Grondein. 

Not to be out done, the u/15 cricket team of DHS played their first game away against Vryheid High and beat them convincingly by 53 runs. 

We are also proud to announce that two of our senior players; Dean Lambert and Akeel Singh have been chosen to represent the KZN Inlands Invitational squad at the Weston Cricket Week in the upcoming holiday.  They have also been selected for the final Inlands trials on October 14.  Cricket is cooking this year at DHS! 

DHS u/15 cricket boys go on tour 

On Friday, August 12, our excited u/15 cricket team departed for Pongola to go on their annual tour.  They played against Felixton, Landbou and Vryheid High’s respective first teams and performed very well.  They beat Landbou and gave Vryheid High a good scare.  It was noted by the coaches that Jan Frederik van Zyl was very good with the bat.  The boys learned a lot about teamwork, skill and endurance.  It was a great tour overall and we are proud of every single boy’s behavior on and off the field. 

Tennis against Sarel Cilliers 

On Friday, August 12, our tennis team played against Sarel and unfortunately lost 6 – 4.  There was a huge improvement from last year and we would like to congratulate all the boys for winning their games. Janco Kotze won his game 8-3, Carl Thom won 8-4 and Bryce Sharp won 8-3.  Well done to these young tennis stars!! 

08 Aug 2016

DHS’s tennis team smashes opponents at St Dominic’s Academy 

On Friday, August 5, our tennis team travelled to Newcastle to go up against the St Dominic’s team.  Spirits were high as they arrived at the Academy in their new sponsored attire from Burnt Orange, organised by Mrs Kotzé.  The team enjoyed an overwhelming victory of 7 – 3 and did not leave much room for their opponents to breathe.  Janco Kotzé won his game 8 – 0, Dylan Maré was able to win his nail-biting game in a tie-breaker and Bryce Sharp, who played as a level one player for the first time, also won his game!  We would like to congratulate these young athletes for their superb behavior on and off the field and wish them the best for the rest of their season. 


Bryce Sharp, Conette de Beer, Carl Thom, Nadia Raffenberg, Dylan Mare, Gabby Carter and Janco Kotze

05 Aug 2016

ACADEMIC TOP 10 

Grade 8: Asande Masala, Stefan Thom, Nozibusiso Ntombela, Stanley Motaung, Shoaib Malek, Macgreiger Stein, Zanri Van Dyk, Ayabonga Cindi, Bradley Msomi and Tumello Mwelase. 

Grade 9: Sisanda Thango, Nadia Raffenberg, Rebekka Böhmer, Ayaz Bhula, Monique Arends, Andrea Oosthuizen, Kaitlyn Hellberg, Lithemba Mlangeni, Tasheel Sevpersad and Siyathokoza Lukele. 

Grade 10: Keshmiel Govender, Karl Thom, Philasande Mdletshe, Muziwethu Sithole, Sithembiso Ndwandwe, Kiana Sadaw, Muhammed Hoffese, Reece Nair, Cebelihle Kubheka and Claudio Gopie. 

Grade 11: Mthobisi Zondo, Dylan Maré, Mercia Papazaharias, Chanté Groenewald, Sourav Singh, Kamil Sooku, Shaquel Tontpal, Chinique Odendaal, Sinothile Shabangu, Sibongiseni Ximba and Krushil Sewmangal. 

Grade 12: Siphumelele Gumede, Zhen Lee Wang, Hafsa Khan, Sandiswa Mthombeni, Zethembiso Zindela, Jessica Shanahan, Fezeka Langa, Jeané Viljoen, Victor Ndawonde and Sisanda Mtshali. 

EDRICH NORTJÉ COMPETES IN ALGERIA 

Edrich Nortjé has done it AGAIN! During the July holidays, Edrich participated in the African Wrestling Championships in Algeria. He has made everyone proud by coming 2nd in the Freestyle Division 50kg – 54kg weight class. 

This wonderful achievement has allowed him to qualify for the World Championships in Georgia in mid - September. 

Congratulations Edrich! DHS is right behind you! 

Life isn’t about finding yourself,
Life is about creating yourself. 

ESKOM SCIENCE EXPO 

On Friday, 29 July, many excited DHS learners travelled to Ladysmith with Mrs Haschke to take part in the annual ESKOM Science expo. Our learners performed very well and we are proud to announce that we walked away with six bronze medals and one gold medal. 

Congratulations to everyone who took part. 

Laura LukeleHeat is right under your feet!Bronze
Krushil SewmangalShower with PowerGold
Philasande MdletsheA novel device that controls water usage in householdsBronze
Megan PeddieGlass-complex, beautiful if not shatteredParticipation
Noluthando MazibukoCreating a CV AppParticipation
Gcina Sokhela  
Shaquel TontpalBattle of the SexesBronze
Mathembandile DlaminiDo highlighters help youBronze
Vuyowethu Ngobeseremember better? 
Sinothile ShabanguGrey waterBronze

Krushil Sewmangal was awarded a Category Prize as well as the Top Male Award for his efforts. He, along with Shaquel Tontpal, will be travelling to Boksburg to compete in the International Science Fair, We wish you two gents the best of luck!

ST DOMINIC’S ACADEMY 5-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT 

On Saturday, 24 July, 20 of our learners, under the watchful eye of Mrs Raffenberg, took part in a 5-a-side hockey Tournament offered by St Dominic’s Academy in Newcastle. 

Three teams from DHS took part: The Dream Team (Larnell Nero, Andile Ntshangase, Karl Thom, Dean Lambert, Nommie Ndlovu, Gabby Carter and Abby Box); Impact (Keagan Donaldson, Duane Laurence, Bryce Sharp, Nadia Raffenberg, Anja Prigge and Nontu Khuzwayo) and The Beasts (Tian Wang, Preston Caldecott, Stefan Thom, Jayde Caldecott, Abigail Tiley and Andrew Tiley). 

It was a long day with many fast 12 minute matches played on the Astro. 

The Dream Team did the best by coming second in their age group. Bryce Sharp got an award as the player who advantaged his team the most by hitting an overhead ball from the centre to the direction of the goal post, allowing Keagan to touch and score. 

St Dom’s has hinted that there will be another tournament in the fourth term which is great since our hockey players need all the exposure and practise they can get! 

CHOIR 

Our choir is hard at work in the lead up to their first performance on Thursday, 25 August at the NN Choir Festival. We wish them all the best. 

SCHOOL GYM 

The school gym is available to learners that are serious about getting fit and are over the age of sixteen. It will be open Monday to Thursday, 14:30 – 16:00 and Friday, 13:00 – 14:30. The cost is R100 per term. 

Please speak to Mr Lippke or Mrs Nortje should you require further information. 

MFUNDO KHUMALO VISITS THE SCHOOL 

Old scholar Mfundo Khumalo held seminars for our Grade 11 boys during the week. These focused on life and business skills with the message of the importance of core values and morals in our society being paramount. We thank Mfundo for imparting his knowledge on our learners, and do hope that this empowers them further to become successful citizens of our beautiful country.

CRICKET 

Dundee High’s cricket season kicked off with a bang when the U/15 team travelled to Vryheid

High School. After a hard fought battle in which several batsmen showed their grit, DHS managed to win the game by 57 runs. Well done boys!

01 Aug 2016

DHS learners perform well at ESKOM Science Expo in Ladysmith

On Friday, July 29, many excited DHS learners travelled to Ladysmith with Mrs Haschke to take part in the annual ESKOM Science Expo.  Our learners performed very well and we are proud to announce that we walked away with 6 Bronze medals and 1 Gold medal out of 10 participants.  Krushil Sewmangal was awarded a Gold medal and an A category prize as well as a prize for the best male participant overall.  Krushil Sewmangal and Shaquel Tontpal have been invited to go to the International Science Fair in Boksburg later this year.

Top Ten Learners for term 2 of 2016

We would like to congratulate the following learners for their outstanding academic achievements during the second term.  The following learners are the top learners of their grade from grade 8 to grade 12: Asanda Masala 89%, Sisanda Thango 93%, Keshmiel Govender 93%, Mthobisi Zondo 84% and Siphumelele Gumede 88%.  Well done!! You are truly great examples that reflect our motto – STRENIUS ARDUA CEDUNT which translates into hard work yields success.

DHS says goodbye to our signature Jacaranda trees

After much consideration and research, we have come to the conclusion that we need to remove the two Jacaranda trees that have been the face of the school for many years.  Though we are sad to make this announcement, we are positive that this is the best way forward.  The professionals we have consulted were adamant that the trees need to be removed if we want to save the Lucy Meaken – which is a registered museum.  The roots of these invasive trees have spread and started to lift the foundations of the main buildings at the school’s entrance.  After further consideration we have also realized that this is an opportunity to replace these beauties with indigenous trees.  Indigenous trees will be beneficial to the environment; they don’t require fertilisers to grow and they require fewer pesticides than other plants. We also have a huge problem with seating on our school grounds and we have decided to let their legacy live on as chairs for the learners.  In this bitter sweet moment we would like to give everyone a chance to say their final goodbyes or to at least just get used to the idea! We sure took a while…

20 Jun 2016

DHS receives good news at Northern Natal district cricket trials 

The cricket season for 2016 is alive and well on the hallowed grounds of Dundee High School. On Sunday, 12 June 2016, ten boys selected from the two school teams went to Estcourt High School on an extremely cold winter’s day, to play in the Northern Natal District trials. The competition was extremely stiff, with most of the schools form our district represented. 

Ons wil graag die volgende seuns gelukwens met die feit dat hulle deurgedring het na die gekombineerde distriksrondte proewe, wat die 31ste Julie 2016 by Weston College gehou word: 

Vir die onder/15 proewe is dit Jan-Frederik van Zyl en Preston Caldecott. Vir die onder/19 proewe is dit Dean Lambert (wat reeds die skool op provinsiale vlak verteenwoordig het), Brandon Grondein, Akeel Singh en Deandre Pillay. 

Ons is trots op hierdie seuns wat alreeds so vroeg in die seisoen hulle stempels afdruk op krieket. 

11 Jun 2016

Hoërskool Dundee se Edrich Nortjé vertrek na Algerië 

Edrich Nortjé gaan op die 1ste en 2de Julie aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Kadet (0/17) Stoei Kampioenskappe in Pretoria deelneem.  In die laaste week van die vakansie vertrek hy na Algerië om aan die Kadet Afrika Stoeikampioenskappe in die 50 – 54kg vrystyl afdeling deel te neem.  Ons glo dat alles goed sal verloop en dat hierdie jong man met goud in sy sak en baie avontuurverhale in sy hart veilig terug sal keer na Dundee.  Ons wens hom alle voorspoed toe!!! 

DHS’s Mrs Carter and Co – creating a fun learning environment with a new spin on Graffiti 

One could easily become just a number in a school building where the walls all look the same and learners walk around in en emotionless state, trying to survive through the day…  Some of them try to spice things up with the misguided intention to “beautify” the school by leaving their marks on desks and walls.  There is a huge difference between vandalism and graffiti.  Mrs Carter, passionate art teacher with a zest for life, has decided to point this vital difference out to the learners and simultaneously beautifying the school on a level that teenagers would appreciate, understand and enjoy. 

She found inspiration from well-known graffiti artists like Bansky and Seth.  Bansky is a stencil-based street artist who started out in southern England but is now internationally known.  His work is shown in galleries and even celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have purchased his work for substantial amounts of money.  Seth is a street muralist from Paris who is able to transform boring walls into inspirational and thought provoking art pieces. 

This is exactly what Mrs Carter and her crew of enthusiastic young artists are using their paintbrushes to do!  They are replacing the boring and mundane with vibrant colours that exude a passion for living, following one’s dreams and individuality. 

DHS is not merely an educational facility where learners are numbers in a system. It is a school filled with creative minds ready to take over the world! 

06 Jun 2016

Hoërskool Dundee se Chinique Odendaal pak die “renoster” by die horings by ATKV redenaarskompetisie 

Vroeg Vrydagoggend het Chinique en haar ondersteunende ma na Durban vertrek om aan die semi-finale rondte van die ATKV Redenaarskompetisie deel te neem.  Chinique het aan die onvoorbereide afdeling van Gr10 – Gr12 deelgeneem en moes oor die sensitiewe saak van renosterstropery praat.  Alhoewel die senutergende taak haar hande en hele lyf laat bewe het, het sy so dapper soos Daniël in die leeukuil ingestap en met selfvertroue hierdie taak afgehandel.  Ons is ongelooflik trots op hierdie jong dame wat die skool se naam hoog gehou het in ‘n kompetisie waar skole van die hele Natalomgewing deelgeneem het. 

DHS learners fare well at the Uminyathi Netball trials 

The following girls were selected for the u/17 Umzinyathi team to represent their district at a provincial tournament in Cape Town later this year:

  • Simangaye Nkwanyana
  • Lungile Ntsele

We are extremely proud of these two young athletes who have shown their talent in a very competitive sport.  Well done!!!

30 May 2016

DHS SAREL DERBY DAY 

RUGBY 
All the teams played well and did considerably better than last year!  Unfortunately the scores don’t reflect the passion and persistence of each player on the field. We are extremely proud of all the athletes who played till their last shred of energy left their muscles! 

U14 lost 0-83, u/15 lost 5-23, u/16 lost 7-20 2nd team drew 3-3 and the first team lost 43-3. 

HOCKEY 
All the DHS hockey players had a lot of enthusiasm and emotion as they prepared for their last game of the 2016 season.  They were extremely excited to start their games.  The hockey coaches at DHS are very proud of their young athletes who have grown into beautiful young ladies and gentleman on and off the field.  We are also proud to announce that the u/16 hockey girls are undefeated for the 2016 season!!! This is a wonderful achievement and we hope to see this accomplishment continue for years to come! 

u/14 lost 0-3, u/16 drew 0-0, second team lost 0-2 and the 1st team lost 0-1.  The boys played very well and managed to score a goal but unfortunately the final score was 1-1. 

NETBALL 
u/14A won 13-10, u/14B lost 6-8, u/15A lost 9-24, u/15B lost 7-12, u/16Alost 11-16, u/16B won 14-5, 2nd team won 10-6 and 1st team lost 14-18.

We would like to thank all the coaches and supportive parents during the 2016 winter sport season.  We look forward to an even more exciting and eventful 2017 season.  

Thanks to Sarel Cilliers for a well organised day filled with lots of excitement and enthusiasm.

DHS’s JUSTIN DEKKER AT WORLD BMX CHAMPIONSHIPS IN COLUMBIA 

We would like to take a moment to congratulate Justin Dekker for his wonderful achievement of qualifying to take part in this prestigious event. He is passionate about this sport and very good at it!!! We look forward to hearing about his travels and achievements in Columbia!

23 May 2016

DHS VICTORIOUS AT NHS SPORTS DAY 

On Saturday, 21 May, DHS travelled to Newcastle to compete against NHS.  It was a fun filled day with many exciting games.  The learners thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the scores were as follows: 

RUGBY 

u/14 lost 5-23, u/15 won 26-7, u/16 won 20-12, the 2nd team drew 0-0 and the 1st team played extremely well .  Akhona Mhlongo made interesting interceptions and Siybonga Nkabinde made a few good tackles and they managed to win the game with a score of 21-14.  Overall, the rugby went well and a special note of thanks goes out to all the players and coaches for their dedication and hard work during the season.

HOCKEY 

u/14 lost 0-6, u/16 won 1-0, 1st team won  3-1 with beautiful goals by Jessica Shanahan and Gabby Carter.  

The 1st team boys won 2-0.  Overall the hockey went well and there were no serious injuries.  It is amazing to see how the players have improved during the course of the 2016 season.  We are excited to see their games against Sarel Cilliers next Saturday!  


Christene Muller caught in action dribbling the ball

NETBALL 

All our netball teams travelled to Newcastle on Wednesday in order to play their games due to the netball trials that took place in Durban on Saturday.  u/14B won 9-2, u/14 A lost 5-9, u/15A lost 4-16, u/16A lost 7-17, 2nd team lost 12-14, 1st team drew 17-17. 

GOLF 

On Friday, 20 May, two avid golfers, Keagan and Joshua Donaldson, travelled to Vryheid to compete in the first school’s golf league in our district.  They played exceptionally well and managed to win the division that they took part in.  They had a wonderful day where they were able to develop new friendships and compete in a sport that many learners don’t have the privilege to be exposed to.  Well done you two!  Thanks to Kevin Donaldson, who supported his sons and took them to VCC.  It is always refreshing to see parents who support their children in their sporting ventures.  We are excited to see what the 2016 golfing season will produce.  Maybe we have a young McIlroy in our midst. 

16 May 2016

DHS LEARNERS TAKE PART IN THE GREYTOWN FIRETOWER 16 KM TRAIL RUN 

On Sunday,  May 8, many excited runners travelled to Greytown to run a lovely demarcated trail run in the outskirts of Greytown.  The following learners took part: Sisonke Nkabinde, Bandile Malinga, Tyler Fraser, Mhlengi Dlamini, Siphumelele Dlamini, Lay’laa Gumede, Koketso Phonela, Abby Box, Nonjabulo Mdunge, Asanda Khumalo, Michael van der Merwe, Lauryn Robson, Kabelo Nqoko, Simba Chawanda, Megan Peddie, Kwanele Mhlongo  and Mrs Carter. IT was an exciting day and we would like to congratulate all these avid runners and their perseverance.  Christiaan van Dyk took part in the 50km Greytown Mountain Bike Race and came third in his age group. 

ATKV-REDENAARS 

Op Maart 16, Saterdagoggend , het drie van DHS se leerders aan die ATKV-redenaarskompetisie deelgeneem.  Chinique Odendaal  en Thealize Jacobs het aan die onvoorbereide toesprake deelgeneem terwyl Nicolene Janse van Rensburg aan die voorbereide toesprake deelgeneem het.  Die dag het vlot verloop, bewende hande en al, en Chinique Odendaal is deur na die tweede ronde van die onvoorbereide toesprake, wat op 3 Junie 2016 in Durban sal plaasvind.  BAie geluk aan al drie van die leerders want hierdie kompetisie verg baie moed, en almal word aangemoedig om dit minstens een maal te probeer.

DHS DRUM MAJORETTES PERFORMS AT OFFICIAL STANDARD BANK OPENING 

On Monday, May 9, our drum majorettes performed at the official Standard Bank opening.  They performed well and we are proud to see their practices paying off.  They are truly a benefit to the school and their dedication is characteristic of our schools motto – hard work is rewarded.

DHS GR7 OPEN DAY 

On Tuesday, May 10, we hosted our open day where parents and prospective learners visit our school for a guided tour and various presentations by our highly skilled and qualified teachers.  We would like to thank all the parents who attended.  Their information packs are on their way and should reach them by the end of the week.  

SPORT AGAINST FERRUM 

On Saturday, May 14, our learners travelled to Ferrum High in Newcastle.  We would like to thank Ferrum for hosting such a well organised day.  All the teams thoroughly enjoyed their games. 

Hockey: 

The hockey went really well.  The u/14s lost 0-1, u/16s drew 0-0, the 2nd team lost and the 1st team dominated the midfield but couldn’t capitalize on opportunities.  The girls played their hearts out but Ferrum’s fitness won in the end and they scored a goal just before the final whistle.  Zabe Zwane was the player of the match for her beautiful defending during the game.

The first team boys still have to play their match against Ferrum and the 2nd team boys won 2-0.  Well played.

Netball: 

Unfortunately they lost all their games.  The girls played really well and managed to keep their heads up during all these tough and challenging matches.  We would like to thank them for all their hard work and dedication and we are happy to see that they are regarding these losses as a challenge to better themselves.

13 May 2016

SGB 

As we had no quorum at the SBG election meeting on 11 May, the election of new SBG members will now take place on Monday, 16 May at 17:15. Registration will take place from 17:00.

JUNE EXAMS 

We would like to bring to your attention that the June Examinations will start on Friday, 3 June. Please ensure that your child is well prepared for the exam. We suggest that a study timetable should be set up and that if studying has not yet begun – the learners must start studying today.

Juniors (Gr 8 & 9):

Report to class at 07:45
Start writing 08:00 –10:00

Seniors and Matrics:

Report to Hall or Room 86 at 07:45
Start writing 08:00 –11:00 (3hr paper)
08:00 –10:00 (2hr paper)

Learners must be on time, as no extra time will be given. Please ensure you have ALL stationery necessary for the exam, as no borrowing will be allowed. All school rules still apply during the exam period.

KZN INLAND AND COUNTRY DISTRICT HOCKEY TRIALS 

Congratulations to Gabby Carter who has been chosen to represent the u16 KZN Country District team at a tournament in Potchefstroom. We wish you all of the best!We have been informed that Larnell Nero (u18) has been included in the KZN Inland (B) team. He will be taking part in the Inter provincial Tournament in July this year. Andile Dlamini (u16), Karl Thom (u16), Stefan Thom (u14) and Fanele Khanyile (u14) were all invited to part take in the Boys’ Inland trials which took place on Monday, 9 May. Well done to these players for representing our school at this tough level. We are very proud of you and eagerly await the boys’ results!

Exam preparation: Study Tips 

Give yourself enough time to study!
Don’t leave it until the last minute. Set out a timetable for your study today.

Organise your study space! 
Have you got enough space and enough light? Get rid of all distractions (Cell phone off!!) Study at a desk with a pen in your hand.

Practise on old exams and explain your answers to others! 
This helps you to get used to the format of the questions. By explaining to others –you can pin point areas where you need more work and help get it clear in your head.

Snack on ‘brain food’ and drink plenty of water! 
Stay away from junk food! Keep your body well-fuelled and hydrated by choosing nutritious foods and drink water. This is essential for your brain to work at its best.

Plan your exam day 
Make sure you’re at your venue on time so you’re not flustered and rushed. Writing Maths? Bring a calculator!! Ensure you have everything you need to write your exam.

UMZINYATHI NETBALL 

Congratulations to the following girls that were selected to represent Umzinyathi at the provincial tournament in Durban:

u13
Penny Parmisser

u14
Thandolwethu Biyela, YolandaSithole, Anele Radebe, Aphelele Zwane and Nkosephayo Nxumalo

u15
Anja Prigge

u16
Luyanda Dlamini,Anele Dlamini and Melody Mathe

u17
Simangaye Nkwanyana, Ziyanda Ngwane and Lungile Ntsele

u18
Saziso Kumalo, Londeka Nyathi and Minenhle Ndlovu

u19
Langa Nxumalo and Sinothile Ndlazi

Best of luck for the Tournament!

1ST GIRLS’ HOCKEY TEAM FUNDRAISING AT SPUR 

The hockey girls will be waitressing at Spur on 17 and 24 May (Tuesdays). Please show your team spirit and come and enjoy a lovely meal at Spur, which is under new ownership. We look forward to seeing you all there!

SPORT VS VRYHEID LANDBOU 

NETBALL

u/14A won 8 -0
u/14B won 16 -2
u/15   won 15-11
u/16   won 17-7
2nd    won 23-5
1st     won 21-1

RUGBY

u/15 won 40-7
u/16 won 39-0
2nd  won 19-0
1st   won 29-11 

GIRLS’ HOCKEY

2nd won 3-0
1st  won 7-0

SPORT VS VRYHEID 

On Saturday, 7 May, our teams braved the cold and rainy weather to play the sports they love. Thank you to all that made this day possible.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY

u/14 lost 2-4
u/16 won 1-0
2nd drew 0-0
1st   won 2-0

BOYS’ HOCKEY

2nd drew 2-2
1st   won 1-0

NETBALL

u/14A lost   9-14
u/14B drew 7-7
u/15A lost   6-25
2nd    won  12-7
1st     won  20-12

CHESS

Drew 3 -3

RUGBY

u/14 lost  44-10
u/15 lost  8-7
u/16 won 35-12
2nd  won 5-0
1st   won 20-18

GREYTOWN FIRETOWER 16KM TRAIL RUN 

18 of our athletes took on the very tough Greytown Firetower Trail Run on Sunday, 8 May. Congratulations to everyone for completing the gruelling race. Christian Van Dyk came 3rd in his age group for the Mountain Bike Event (50km).

Well done toSisonke Nkabinde, Bandile Malinga, Tylar Fraser, Mhlengi Dlamini, Siphumelele Gumede, Lay’laa Gumede, Koketso Phonela, Abby Box, Nonjabulo Mdunge, Asanda Khumalo, Michael van der Merwe, Lauryn Robson, Kabelo Nqoko, Simba Chawanda, Megan Peddie Kwanele Mhlongo and of course Mrs Carter!

10 May 2016

DHS SPORT AGAINST VHS 

On Saturday May 7, a group of very enthusiastic teams travelled to Vryheid to compete against Vryheid High School. It was extremely cold and the athletes, coaches and supporters enjoyed hot pancakes and coffee whilst watching an array of nail-biting games.  The DHS athletes proved once again that they are fighters and played their hearts out till the very end.  It is beautiful to see that the dedication, discipline and hard practices are paying off in the form of inspirational performances. 

NETBALL 

u/14 A lost 9-14, u/14B drew 7-7, u/15A lost 6-25, 2nd team won 12 – 7 and the 1st team won 20 – 12. 

GIRLS’ HOCKEY 

It was extremely interesting to see how the girls performed on fields that are showing the horrendous effects of the debilitating drought. It was truly a test of skill and patience as the respective teams from Dundee and Vryheid fought for the win. We are proud to report the following scores: 

u/14 lost 4-2, u/16 won 1-0, 2nd team drew 0-0 and the 1st team had an amazing game and played together as a team.  Jessica Shannahan scored a beautiful deflection from a penalty corner and then a second field goal later in the game to have a final score of 2-0 win for DHS.  The first team girls will also be waitressing at Spur on 17 and 24 May to raise funds for their team.  Please go and support them under the efficient new management. 

We would like to congratulate Gabby Carter on being invited to the second round of trials at St. John’s Academy in Pietermaritzburg for the u/16 Country District team. 

BOYS’ HOCKEY 

The boys’ games were very exciting to watch.  The 2nd team drew 2-2. They were 2-0 down after the first half and fought back with a lot of good team work and perfect passing between team mates.  They scored two goals within the last 10 minutes of the game, proving that refusing to give up is half the battle won. 

The 1st team boys won 1-0.  They played a hard game and there were numerous great tackles by defender, Deandré Pillay and great ball distribution by Larnell Nero with his superb overheads.  Carl Thom ran like a super striker in the attacking line and Andile Ntshangase made himself very useful in the game with perfect execution of clean channeling and passing.  Well done boys!

RUGBY 

u/14 lost 44 – 10, u/15 lost 8-7, u/16 won 35 - 12, 2nd team won 5 – 0 and the 1st team won 20 – 18. This was one of the most exciting rugby games that we have seen in a while! All the spectators’ eyes were glued to the field as a try was scored and converted in the last few minutes of the game. Estiaan Coetzee scored an amazing game changing try and Brandon Grondein converted the try after he showed big match temperament by not letting the pressure get to him.


Andile is seen in action channelling and jabbing to effectively put pressure on the opponent.


Brandon Grondein is seen passing a ball with team mate Estiaan Coetzee in the background.


Brandon Grondein converts the final try of the game which was scored by Estiaan Coetzee minutes before the final whistle


1st team's Jessica Shannahan dribbles the ball to the circle


1st team's Captain, Nomcebo Ndlovu switches the game beautifully with her strong square pass

02 May 2016

DHS girls go on Umzinyathi tour to Pietermaritzburg

On Friday, April 29, eight of our girls travelled to Pietermaritzburg to take part in the annual district tournament held at the Epworth and UKZN astro turfs. These girls were Kelly Ngobese, Jongisa Lembethe, Nomcebo Ndlovu, Gabby Carter, Abigail Box, Nadia Raffenberg, Cheryl Ngobese and Christene Muller. It was an amazing experience and the girls were treated with excellent accommodation at a bed and breakfast close to the fields. It was truly a great weekend of competitive hockey where the girls were exposed to breathtaking talents and teamwork at a higher level. The results of the selections will be published as soon as they are made available.


u/16 Umzinyathi girls praying before their match at St John's in Pietermaritzburg

25 Apr 2016

DHS SPORT AGAINST VRYHEID LANDBOU 

On Saturday, April 23, DHS hosted the sports day against Vryheid Landbou.  It was a very successful day where DHS won all their games.  The scores were as follow:

NETBALL: u/14 A won 8 – 0, u/14 B won 16 – 2, u/15 won 15 – 11, u/16 won 17 – 7, 2nd team won 23 – 5 and 1st team won 21 – 1.

HOCKEY: 2nd team won 3 – 0 and the 1st team won 7 – 0

RUGBY: u/15 won 40 – 7, u/16 won 39 – 0, 2nd team won 19 – 0 and the 1st team won 29 – 11.

FUN SQUASH ROUND ROBIN 

On Friday, April 22, Mrs du Plessis organised a fun squash round robin for all the interested young scholars in the area.  There were fourteen enthusiastic athletes – in various stages of competency and fitness which ensured a balanced mini tournament.  These young teens had an enjoyable afternoon filled with many moments of jokes, sportsmanship and fun.  It was beautiful to witness the camaraderie and good manners amongst all the learners.  After each competitor played four games, the scores were recorded and tallied up; the semifinals were played by Andile Qwabe (DHS) and twelve year old Rynier van Rensburg (DJS) as well as Talente Qwabe (SAREL) and Keagan Donaldson (DHS).  In the end the two Qwabe brothers played out in the finals and Andile Qwabe was victorious in winning the day.  Mrs du Plessis would like to thank all the learners for their enthusiasm and involvement in this successful day!  Squash is such an amazing game and the development thereof amongst the youth of Dundee is very important for the future of this sport in our town.


Enthusiastic squash players ready to get the ball rolling


Winners, Andile Qwabe (DHS) and his brother Talente Qwabe (SAREL)

18 Apr 2016

DHS ORATORS - TOP 5 IN NATAL AT ROTARY PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION IN DURBAN 

On the 13th of April, three pupils attended the Rotary International District 9370 Daily News team talk in Durban at Howard College. Nomalungelo Mkhize,Trishen Pillay and Krushil Sewmangal addressed the problem that “ Teachers should be paid according to how effectively they teach which in turn results in the performance of their students”.  The competition was tough and Dundee High was placed 4th out of 50 schools. We would like to thank Mr Mjola for all his assistance, Mrs Sewmangal for all her support and assistance and lastly Mr Haschke and management for assisting us financially.


Delightful Trio (Nomalungelo, Trishen and Krushil) amaze
judges at Hilton College - Rotary Public Speaking Competition

TOP TEN ACADMICS AT DHS 

We pay a lot of attention to academics at DHS and we would like to congratulate the following brainy learners for obtaining the highest class average in the first term.  

  • Grade 8: Asanda Masala 89%
  • Grade9: Rachel Steenkamp 93%
  • Grade 10: Keshmiel Govender 92%
  • Grade 11: Dylan Mare 90%
  • Grade 12: Zhen Lee Wang 90%


Top Academics per grade for Term 1

SPORT AGAINST LADYSMITH HIGH 

On Saturday 16 April, we hosted the sport day against Ladysmith High.  The scores were as follows:

  • RUGBY: u/14 lost 0 – 14, u/15 won 19 -7, u/16 won 21 – 17, 2nd team won 32 – 12 and 1st team won 25 -14.
  • GIRLS’ HOCKEY: u/14 lost 0 - 2, u/16 won 2 - 0, 2nd team drew 0 – 0 and 1st team drew 0 – 0.
  • BOYS’ HOCKEY: 2nd team lost 0 - 3, 1st team won 5 – 0.
  • NETBALL: u/14A lost 4 -10, u/14B won 10 – 5, u/15A lost 7 – 9, U/15B lost 2 – 9, u/16A lost 9 – 16, u16B lost 11 – 18, 2nd team won 19 – 16, 1st team won 22 – 16.
  • CHESS: Played a total of 10 games. They won 4 games and lost 6.

We would like to thank all the coaches, enthusiastic athletes and supportive parents for making this a fun and eventful day. It is always a pleasure to witness the unity of a community through sport.

11 Apr 2016

Hoêrskool Dundee se eie Jan-Frederik van Zyl behaal EERSTE plek in Suid-Afrika 

Jan Frederik van Zyl het op 1 April 2016 na Germiston vertrek om aan Atletiek Suid-Afrika se 2016 Kampioenskappe deel te neem.  Hy het in die SUB-YOUTH BOYS u/16 in die spiesgooi deelgeneem en ‘n eerste plek behaal met ‘n persoonlike beste van 63,4 meter.  Met hierdie afstand word hy as die nommer een spiesgooier in sy ouderdomsgroep in Suid-Afrika gerangorde.  Dit is ‘n besonderse prestasie en ons is ongelooflik trots op hierdie jong man se uithouvermoê en self dissipliene.  Met ondersteunende ouers en wilskrag is hierdie jong atleet ‘n voorbeeld vir baie atlete in Suid-Afrika.  


Jan-Frederik in aksie


Jan-Frederik - eerste in RSA vir spiesgooi

Rotary Public Speaking 

On Wednesday the 7th of April  the semi-finals of the Rotary daily news public speaking competition took place at St dominics. This was a tough competition and the schools Inkamana High School, Newcastle High and Dundee High School took part. Dundee High School’s team consisted of Nomalungelo Mkihze, Trishen Pillay and Krushial Sewmangal. They addressed the problem that` teachers are teaching for the income and not the outcome and this in turn affects the learner’s marks. Dundee High managed to come first and were given the opportunity to attend the finals which are to be held at Howard college on April 13 2016.

Sport against Pongola High 

On Saturday, 9 April 2016 five of our DHS teams gathered at a very cold and dark DHS at 4:45 am to travel to Pongola High.  The road was long and misty but upon arrival we were met with friendly faces, a warm breakfast and even oranges and juice for the athletes at half time in between games.  It was so refreshing to compete against a school that prides itself in being good hosts.  The scores were as follows:

Hockey: 1st team won 2-1, u/16 won 2-0

Netball: 1st team won 37-2, u/14 won 18-9

Rugby: 1st team won 29-5, u/14 won 29-5            

Netball Training Camp in Port Shepstone 

On 29th March 2016, the first team Netball girls attended a netball training camp in Port Shepstone at Hoêrskool Suid-Natal (Sportweni) to learn more about Netball and to improve their skills.  Hoêrskool Suid-Natal was an amazing host.  The girls enjoyed their stay and training – especially the April Fool’s day. They played a total of 5 games and they won 3.  They really learned a lot, like working as a team and never giving up.  The girls were one of the best teams at the Sportweni camp.  Many coaches loved, complimented and supported the girls.  They are looking forward to an extraordinary Netball season.  We would like to thank God for this wonderful talent and for being with the girls throughout the tournament and the parents for supporting their girls.  We wish you all the best Smurfs.

4 Apr 2016

DHS u/16 HOCKEY GIRLS GO ON TOUR TO VOLKSRUST 

On Tuesday, 29 March 2016, the u/16 girls’ hockey team travelled to Volksrust to better their skills under the guidance of national hockey player and coach, Kim Hubach and her team.  Volksrust High was an amazing host and spoiled the girls with outstanding food and services during the week.  The girls enjoyed coaching sessions every morning and played a total of 7 games during the week.  This tour was definitely beneficial to the team and the girls learned a lot from the passionate coaches who provided specialized advice based on individual problems and strategic play.  Due to the fact that the team was not so far from Dundee, we had parents visit us to support and watch the afternoon games.  They mentioned that they could see the difference in the girls’ game from the beginning to the end of tour.  The coach, Mrs du Plessis, would like to thank all the parents who supported the girls – especially Mrs van Rooyen for providing motherly love and support on days when the girls were very tired and home sick.  The team would like to thank ANBOT Diesel for being a great sponsor and providing the girls with beautiful practice shirts.  They will continue wearing these shirts with pride! This tournament was truly an unforgettable experience for the team and they are looking forward to an exciting season ahead! 

20 Mar 2016

DHS ORATORS CAPTIVATE JUDGES AT THE DAILY NEWS/ROTARY TEAM TALK COMPETITION 

On Tuesday, March 15, two enthusiastic teams left Dundee High to compete at the second round of the prestigious Daily News/Rotary public speaking competition.  It was held at Sarel Cilliers High School where two teams from three schools (Sarel, DHS and Inkamana) took to the stage in order to impress three acclaimed judges.  These judges were Mrs Helen Stevens , who is also a published writer, Mrs Jenny Mthembu and Mr Ntokozo Majola.  It is significant to mention that all three judges were highly impressed by Hafsa Khan’s performance as a public speaker.  She was named the speaker of the evening. 

Trishen Pillay, Nomalungelo Mkhize and Krushil Sewmangal were invited to attend the semi-final round at St Dominic’s Academy which will take place on the 7 April 2016.  They intrigued the judges with their insightful Rotary focuses on problems that affect the community. 

Rotary encourage learners to find solutions to complicated issues and this competition focuses more on factual evidence rather than the technicalities of public speaking or figurative information.  We are extremely proud of our learners for showing insight and maturity at this competition. 


Nomalungelo Mkhize, Krushil Sewmangal and Trishen Pillay ready for
emi-finals at Rotary Competition at St Dominic's Academy

ATLETIEK – PLAASLIKKE TALENT BEREIK NUWE HOOGTEPUNTE OP DIE ATLETIEKVELD 

Na ‘n lang atletiek seisoen waarin baie leerders hard gewerk het kan DHS met trots die vrugte daarvan pluk.  Ses van ons atlete het deurgegaan na die Umzinyathi Distrikspan, wat gaan deelneem het in Durban by die KZN Kampioenskappe vanaf die 11de tot die 13de Maart 2016.  Hulle is die volgende: 

Jan-Frederik van Zyl, Emogene van der Schyff, Dean Lambert, Sizwe Malakoane, Lwandile Mdladla en Lethiwe Mathonzi. 


Jan-Frederik van Zyl in aksie by die Suid Afrikaanse
Skole Atletiek Byeenkoms in Bloemfontein

Uit hierdie leerders het Dean Lambert en Jan-Frederik van Zyl eerste plekke verwerf in hul ouderdomsgroepe en Emogene van der Schyff het ‘n tweede plek behaal in spiesgooi.  Met Jan-Frederik se 58.50 meter, het hy verseker dat hy ‘n uitnodiging kry om by die Suid Afrikaanse Skole Atletiek byeenkoms in Bloemfontein deel te neem.  Hy het ‘n persoonlike beste afstand van 60.06 meter gegooi in sy o/15 ouderdomsgroep.  Hy was tot in die laaste rondte tweede en het toe uiteindelik vierde geëindig.  Knapgedaan Jan-Frederik! 


Emogene van der Schyff behaal tweede plek in
spiesgooi KZN atletiekbyeenkoms in Durban

CORDWALLES MUDMAN 

We left early on Saturday in order to support the hockey, rugby and netball at Voortrekker High in Pietermaritzburg.  The learners camped at Midmar Dam and had an amazing time.  On Race Day, everything went well.  The athletes had a choppy swim and it was extremely hot!!!  Christiaan van Dyk managed to come second in his age group.  Ons het baie teëspoed gehad met pap wiele en stukkende kettings, maar ons is dankbaar dat God se beskermende hand oor ons was.  Die fietswaentjie het hier in Dundee reg voor die skool gebreek en die fietse het erg skade opgedoen – maar gelukkig is ons veilig.  Ons sien uit na meer avonture in die tweede kwartaal! 

SPORT AGAINST ST. DOMINIC’S ACADEMY 

On Wednesday, March 16, many excited teams travelled to St Dominics to compete in some of the first matches of the season.  The scores were as follows: 

NETBALL: u/15 won 16 – 5, 2nd team won 18 – 1, 1st team won 41 – 5. 

GIRLS’ HOCKEY: 1st team drew 0 – 0, 2nd team won 1 – 0 

BOYS’ HOCKEY: 1st team won 1- 0, 2nd team won 3 – 0 

CHESS:  The first chess matches of the season took place at St Dominic’s Academy in Newcastle.  The games were played in the open pavilion on their spectacular sports fields.  It was a treat for the chess players to take part amongst the Netball and Hockey games rather than being stuck in a hot classroom.  The competitive atmosphere motivated our players to perform at their best and we managed to win 7 games out of a total of 13 games played.  Congratulations goes out to the following learners who won their matches: Ridwaan Ntombela, Pariksha Sewpaul, Sinaye Masuku, Claudio Gopie, Musa Radebe, Luyanda Lukele, Sithembiso Ndwandwe. 

VOORTREKKER NETBALL 

The Netball girls did extremely well at the Voortrekker Sport Day!  They won four out of seven games and the scores were as follows: DHS 5 – EMP 2, DHS 10 – KE 3, DHS 4 – PN 6, DHS 9 – Sarel 3, DHS 3 – KUS 8, DHS 3 – LOF 4, DHS 6 – Kings 1.  We are looking forward to an exciting netball season ahead! 

18 Mar 2016

EG JANSEN REDENAARS 

The annual EG Jansen Debate Competition took place on 3 March. Christien Muller and Doné Oosthuizen represented the DHS junior team and Edrich Nortjé and Megan Peddie the senior team. 

Unfortunately neither team managed to get through to the next round. Well done to these learners! 

OTHELLO 

On Monday, 7 March, DHS hosted the Playhouse Company for a production of ‘Othello’( the matric prescribed play) for matric learners in our area. The learners were in awe of the actors as they brought this Shakespearean classic to life. 

Thank you to Mrs Du Plessis and Mrs Sewmangal, for once again arranging this opportunity for our learners. 

EPWORTH MUDMAN 

The conditions were hot and it was very dusty but everyone had fun and we are grateful to have healthy bodies and adventurous minds! The following learners took part in the relevant events: 

Full Individual Swim: Christian van Dyk and Mr and Mrs Carter 

Individual Half  Distance (swim): Gabby and Aidan Carter, Michael van der Merwe, Dylan Maré, Huzaifah Mahomed, Megan Peddie, Janco Kotze, Keaton von Rauenstein, Duane Lauwrens, Kwanele Mhlongo, Bryce Sharp and Abby Box. 

Full Individual Paddle: Joshua and Keagan Donaldson 

Full Distance teams: The Spitting Lamas (Caide Sharp, Mikhail Ayub and Phumi Gumede), Jalopeno Hotties (Nadia Raffenberg, Bandile Malinga and Sisonke Nkabinde), DHS Trail Dragons (Thealize Jacobs, Tyler Fraser and Philipp Stehr) and The Brew Crew (Jessica Shanahan, Caide Sharp and Gary Ntshangase)  

Well done to all our multi sport athletes and we hope you continue your enthusiasm in the second term! 

VOORTREKKER SPORTS DAY 

The annual Voortrekker Sports Day took place on Saturday, 12 March. Our first rugby-, hockey- and netball teams woke up in the early hours of the morning to travel down to Pietermaritzburg. 

Rugby 

Our boys played a very hard and physical game against the hosts, Voortrekker, in the final game of the day. They played their hearts out, and in the game words like fear, giving up and pain were non-existent in the vocabulary of the boys. Unfortunately the boys lost 0 – 19, which considering the calibre of Voortrekker High’s rugby, is an achievement in itself.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Thabani Mnisi who broke his jaw during the game. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Netball 

The 1st team played seven games of 15 minutes each. The games were quick paced and due to the short time given, the scores were very close. The girls managed to win four of their games and unfortunately lost three. Many thanks to Mrs Madondo for driving the girls to PMB.

Hockey 

The hockey girls also played seven games of only 14 minutes each. They fared well, but unfortunately the matches were too short to capitalise on the many opportunities to score. Of the seven games, DHS won one, lost two and drew four. Thank you to the parents and Mr Lippke, the driver, for waking up in the early hours of the morning to ensure the girls have a successful day.

KZNCB BOWLS 

The following learners were chosen to represent KZNCB in a South African Development Bowls Tournament in Bloemfontein from 28 March – 1 April: Tian Wang, Lizwi Khumalo, Cebo Khubeka and Philasande Mdletshe.

Well done to these boys, we hope that you will once again return with a gold medal! 

KZN ATHLETICS 

DHS is tremendously proud of the following learners who were selected to compete at the KZN athletics meeting which took place in Durban over the weekend of 11 March: 

Emogéne van der Schyff, Lwandile Mdladla, Lethiwe Mathonsi, Sizwe Malokoane, Jan-Frederik van Zyl and Dean Lambert. 

We eagerly await their results! 

TOURS 

Good luck to all our teams going on tour over the March holiday. We trust the tours will be successful  and everyone will return safely! 

Rugby: 18 – 23 March Margate Sport School 

Boys’ Hockey: 18 – 22 March Kearsney College 

Netball: 29 March – 3 April Sportweni (Port Shepstone) 

1st Girls’ Hockey: 18 – 23 March Margate Sport School 

U16 Girls’ Hockey: 29 March – 2 April Volksrust 

U14 Girls’ Hockey: 20 – 23 March Volksrust 

KZNBC Bowls: 29 March – 1 April Bloemfontein 

14 Mar 2016

SHAKESPEARE COMES TO DHS 

Every year, the Playhouse Company comes to Dundee High School in order to make Othello come alive on stage.  Othello is the prescribed play for Gr12 literature and Clare Mortimer (director) and her team feels that it is extremely important to share the beauty of theatre with the learners.  Merely reading the play is not sufficient as you get a more comprehensive understanding of the play when the complex Acts, which takes place in Venice and Cyprus, unfold before your eyes.  We received the following responses from learners:

“I really loved how Darren King played the role of Brabantio because he was really funny and everyone seemed to enjoy his part in the play.  Overall, Othello is a great play that everyone can learn from and relate to because every living human being gets jealous and jealousy can make you do crazy things.” (Minenhle Ndlovu)

“My favourite character is Iago.  He is villainous in everything that he says and does.  He brought life into the play and made the drama seem real.  I liked how he laughed at Othello’s misery.” (Asanda Khoza)

“The play really made me think about life in general.  It shows you that one mistake could cause you to be so angry that you leave your reasoning and ability to think logically behind.  You really need to choose your friends wisely and actually get to know them before you trust them.” (Mikaile Nanan)

“The play was so instructive and informative about how jealousy can change a man who had so much reasoning into a senseless monster by the man he trusted the most.” (Cebo Mweli)

“I loved Othello because he was able to portray such sorrow and he made me feel his emotions, especially when he was angry.  For me, this production was a success. They always say “the book is better than the movie” but this year’s Othello production proved that statement wrong.  Well done to all the characters.” (Nokubonga Xaba)


Fergus Donaldson, Nathan Padayachee and Giovani Raymondi waiting
in anticipation to enjoy the Othello Production

DHS HOCKEY AT VOORTREKKER IN PMB 

On Saturday the first team girls took part in the Voortrekker tournament. The usual tournament format was replaced by 7 matches of 14 minutes each, with the emphasis on pre season practice. The girls fared well in their matches which were unfortunately too short to capitalise on the many opportunities to score. Of the 7 games DHS won 1, lost 2 and drew 4. Congratulations on these results.
Thank you to the parents and Mr Lippke, our driver, for waking up at the early hours of the morning to ensure the girls have a successful day.

KZN ATHLETICS IN DURBAN 

DHS is tremendously proud of the following learners who were selected to compete at the KZN athletics meeting which took place in Durban during the weekend.

Emogéne van der Schyff, Lwandile Mdladla,  Lethiwe Mathonsi, Sizwe Malokoane, Jan Frederik van Zyl and Dean Lambert.

The results of their achievements will be available in next week’s publication.

7 Mar 2016

Dundee High does it again!

The fishing learners left school on Friday afternoon to go fishing at Charl-Mari for the whole weekend.  This venture turned out to be very challenging as the low water levels in the dam resulted in many reeds and very long grass around the dam.  The boys persisted and changed their tactics.  They caught bass, carp and barbel.  Congratulations to Jason Goërtz who caught the biggest fish and heaviest bag.  We would like to thank the owners of Charl-Mari, Wian de Bruyn and especially Mrs de Bruyn who treated the boys with snacks throughout the weekend.  We had excellent facilities and we wish them well with all their future endeavours.  Thank you to Mr Kenchenten, once again, for getting the boys there and back safe and sound!

 

DUNDEE HIGH does well at EPWORTH MUDMAN 

Great fun was had by all 26 contestants who left on Saturday for a camp out at the Carter’s farm.  The afternoon was filled with hockey, cricket and rugby matches on the lawn.  The kids enjoyed a night walk through the mielie fields, chasing away any menacing bush pigs they could find!  The race took place at Albert Falls which is sadly only 50 % full.  The conditions were hot and it was very dusty but everyone had fun and we are grateful to have healthy bodies and adventurous minds!  The following learners took part in the relevant events:

Individual half distance (swim) 

Gabby Carter, Aidan Carter, Michael van der Merwe, Dylan Mare, Hozaifa Mahomed, Megan Peddie, Janco Kotze, Keaton von Rauenstein, Duane Lauwrens, Kwanele Mhlango, Bryce Sharp, Abby Box.

Full individual Swim 

Craig Carter, Christiaan van Dyk, Chantel Carter.

Full Individual Paddle 

Joshua Donaldson, Keagan Donaldson

Full distance teams 

DHS The spitting Lamas
Cade Sharp, Mikhail Ayub, Phumi Gumede

DHS Jalapeno Hotties
Nadia Raffenberg, Bandile Malinga, Sisonke Nkabinde

DHS Tail Dragons
Thealize Jacobs, Tyler Fraser, Phillip Stehr

DHS The Brew Crew
Jesicca Shanahan, Gary Ntshangase, Cade Sharp


Gabby Carter


Christiaan van Dyk


Joshua Donaldson

29 Feb 2016

DHS SPARTANS VANQUISH 5 TIME SPAR TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS 

On Saturday, a young and inexperienced Dundee High team, that included nine new players, played at the annual Spar tournament. 

Nerves and shakes were in evidence as the girls took to the fields at St. Dominic's, who are boasting a beautiful new Astro Turf pitch. The team stalwart, Chantè Groenewald, got things going with two beautiful goals against Utrecht and junior, Jessica Shanahan netted the winning goal against Ferrum High School, making Dundee High the first team to beat the Giants in the tournament's five year history! During an encounter that could not live up to the previous display, Dundee was victorious over Pongola Academy due to an amazing strike by Cheryl Ngobese. After being undefeated in their pool, the girls were unable to finish against a crash tackling Sarel Cilliers goalie and her team that left the girls 2-1 down after a deciding penalty shoot-out in the semifinals. Congratulations to Gabby Carter for scoring during the defense fest. As inexperienced as the team is, they showed great promise in the start of what will be a great season to follow. A special thanks to, former Spartans, Soené Kollesky and Simone Millar who came all the way from Potch to support their former side. A big thank you to all the parents who were able to attend. Let us not forget the boys from Dundee High that ably provided water and construction skills on the day. Last, but definitely not least, we would like to show our appreciation to our sponsors, Zinoju Coal, RA Burns and T-shirts for Afrika for providing excellent on and off field kit. 

NETBALL 

On Saturday, February 20, our first team netball girls came third in the tournament. Their scores were as follows: NHS 1- DHS 7; Pionier 14 – DHS 7; u/16 NHS 12 – DHS 05; Ferrum 18-DHS 4. The girls played very well and they enjoyed the tournament. We appreciate their excellent behaviour on and off the court. A special congratulations to Simangaye Nkwanyana who was selected as the best defender of the tournament. Well done Smah!!!

 

22 Feb 2016

VITORIOUS DHS HOCKEY CHAMPIONS TRUMP ALL OPPONENTS AT SPAR TOURNAMENT 

On Saturday, February 20, our DHS first team boys travelled to St Dominic’s to take part in the annual pre-season SPAR Tournament.  This day also marked the official opening of the first Astro Turf in Northern Natal.  Nerves and adrenaline ran high as the boys challenged schools in the district.  They played exceptional hockey and won the whole tournament under the dedicated guidance of Blessing Khumalo (or Mr K, as he is fondly known) and proud Mrs H Raffenberg. The boys won all their games and had the following scores - Vryheid 1-0, Ferrum 2-1, Pionier 7-0, St Doms 2-0 and Ladysmith 2-0.  Andile Ntshangase was awarded best mid-fielder of the tournament and Nathi Mazibuko was recognized as the best striker.  Overall, this tournament ended on a high note for the beginning of the hockey season and we are excited to see what this team’s dedication, passion and hard work will produce.


Photo by Rene Webb Sharp

DHS RUGBY BOYS DO WELL AT SAREL RUGBY DAY 

On Satruday, February 20, the DHS first team rugby boys faced opponents from Welkom High at the Sarel Rugby day.  They were extremely excited to get the season started under the watchful eye of their coach, Mr B Smith.  They won their game and no one other than Thabani Mnisi could be named man of the match for this eventful day!  Mr Smith (first team coach) would also like to take this opportunity to thank the team’s generous sponsors.  As we all know, athletes perform better if they feel that they have the support of the community - Chris Purcell of Purcell’s Engineering, Daleen Steytler of Mpathi Apteek, Abrie Pretorius of T-Shirts 4 Africa, Saleem Docrat of Docrats Hardware, Dawid Jacobs of Sharp Sharp, Mike Cherry of Nems and Heidi Smith of Escape Bed and Breakfast.  The team will carry your name with pride throughout the 2016 season.  Your support is greatly appreciated and will not go unnoticed.


Sarel Rugby Day - Ziphozonke Zulu
Photo by Adri du Plessis


Sarel Rugby Day 2 - Akhona Mhlongo
Photo by Adri du Plessis


Phelelani Buthelezi Captain and Siyabonga Nkabinde Vice Captain
proudly posing with their sponsored clothing

15 Feb 2016

VRYHEID HIGH RELAY EVENT 

On Wednesday, 10 February 2016, DHS learners travelled to Vryheid in order to compete against various schools in the district.  Excitement ran high as teams prepared to race against other teams in their age groups. It was an enjoyable outing and DHS managed to finish 4th out of seven schools!

Relay athletes praying before the Relay meeting in Vryheid

2016 MIDMAR MILE 

The following learners travelled to Pietermaritzburg to take part in the Midmar Mile challenge: Thealize Jacobs, Dremar Jacobs, Keaton von Rauenstein, Duane Lauwrens, Nadia Raffenberg, Staphan Ferreira, Megan Peddy, Mrs Venter, Gabby Carter and Mrs Carter.  Well done to all these inspiring swimmers!

TROPHY WINNERS 

Athletics Trophy winners

Gala Trophy winners

10 Feb 2016

RCL 2016 

The following learners were chosen to represent their class on the RCL for 2016:

Trishen Pillay, Siphumelele Gumede Minenhle Ndlovu, Saziso Kumalo, Leonard Potgieter, Nathan Padayachee, Philanathi Malemba, Thealize Jacobs, Sipho Buthelezi, Lay’laa Gumede, Mercia Papazaharius, Kwenzo Zondo, Edrich Nortjé, Laura de Oliviera, Ndumiso Botha, Thando Mbatha, Cebelihle Kubheka, Juvan van der Merwe, Ayaz Bhula, S’ne Memela, Asanda Gasa, Ayanda Dube, Anika Ragubeer, Talha Khan, Andrew Tiley, Nokubongwa Mbatha and Yolanda Sithole.

DEPARTMENTAL ORIENTATION AND CONTENT WORKSHOPS 

Please take note that once a term our educators are involved in mandatory orientation and content workshops or district moderation. This can cause some disruption to the normal school day as the teacher is not in the class. However, work is left and the class goes to a batting teacher. It is expected that the learners behave as they would in normal class and complete the given work so as to avoid falling behind.

GALA 

On Wednesday, February 3, DHS hosted our annual GALA.  In the midst of threatening thunder clouds and welcoming rain, we continued with the day’s proceedings as planned.  

The learners really enjoyed themselves on this day, which was perfectly balanced with the right amount of serious and silly.  All the swimmers competed against each other with vigour and then they enjoyed laughs which accompanied the t-shirt- and apple races.  

It was definitely a fun filled day where learners could be children again.  We would like to thank all the organisers and the enthusiastic parents who were wonderful spectators at this event.

HEARING HEALTH 

Audiologist, Marina Christoforou, will be performing hearing screening assessments at our school. This hearing screening assessments include four tests which determine if your child has a problem hearing. Hearing plays a huge role in the learning process at school. Please contact the school or the audiologist directly (079 893 7347) for more information.

Hearing Health Price List 2016: 

  • School screening (includes four assessments) R200
  • Screening assessment R300
  • Cerumen management (wax removal) R100
  • Diagnostic hearing assessment (mobile) R500 (within a 30km radius)
  • Travel fee R250 (applies over  30km)
  • Follow up appointment R200
  • Tinnitus counselling R200
  • Aural rehabilitation R300

FISHING 

On Saturday, January 30, our A team - which consists of  Mikaile Nanan, Ashley Laloo, Dean Lambert and Chanté Groenewald - travelled to Klipfontein dam to compete in their first league game for 2016.  They made Dundee High School proud with their unparalleled achievements.

Dean Lambert won ‘The DHS Fisherman of the Month’ award after he managed to secure the heaviest bag (10.71kg) of fish for the day.  Chanté Groenewald also managed to catch the largest Carp of the day!

Well done to all these learners!  We would like to thank supportive parents and dedicated teachers who ensure that a passion for the sport is cultivated in these keen, young learners.

HERMANNSBURG MUDMAN 

On Saturday, February 6, 22 DHS Mudman learners travelled with Mrs Carter to Hermannsburg, in order to compete against other schools in various events.  The competition was tough and our enthusiastic athletes had to show everyone what they are made of.  

Gabby Carter came first in her age group and third overall!  Joshua Donaldson also managed to come first in his age group.  Christian van Dyk also performed very well.  He took part in the Full Distance event which includes a 5km run, 20 km cycle and 750m swim.  He finished first in his age group and third overall!

These are amazing achievements and we are extremely proud of these young competitors.

CRICKET 

We are incredibly proud of our First Cricket team who managed to make it to the quarter finals in the Coke T20 tournament. Unfortunately they came up against mighty Hilton College and could not progress any further.  Keep up the good work boys!

ATHLETICS DAY 

On Friday, January 29, we had our Athletics day, where all our learners competed against each other in various field and track events.  

We were blessed with a beautiful day and the sound of learners singing in unison on the pavilion still resonates with spectators.  It was a fun filled day with many smiles, competitive spirits and some pleasant surprises of raw talent.

The day ended on a high note as the matriculants did their 2016 walk to celebrate their last athletics meeting. 

NAMEAWARD
Chanté GroenewaldJ Van Rooyen Hurdles trophy
 JM Boshoff Trophy for Girls u/17 100m
 Joe Gradidge Cup (Best Field Athlete)
 SC Mengel Cup Senior Victrix Ludorum
Thando BuzelaJ Joubert Trophy for Girls u/14 100m
Kkulani DladlaW Slabbert Trophy for Boys u/14 800m
Jan-Frederick Van ZylW Solms Trophy Junior Victor Ludorum
Larnell NeroDanie Joubert Trophy for Boys u/19 200m
Chanté Groenewald and Sne MdimaBest Performance of the Day (Girls)
Harry MasingaD Joubert Trophy for Boys u/19 100m
Lwandile MdladlaBest Performance of the Day (Boys)
 Jess Nash Cup Senior Victor Ludorum
Akhona MhlongoTokkie Peters Trophy for Boys u/19 800m
Gabby CarterNewcastle Cup Junior Victrix Ludorum
Simba ChawandaJ Vermaak Trophy for Boys u/19 High jump
Sizwe MalakoaneWillie Mengel Trophy for Boys u/17 100m
DolphinsJ Mckenzie Trophy for Boys' Relays
SharksH Whitfield Trophy for Girls' Relays
DolphinsGraham Trophy for Inter-house Jumps
SharksDundee Inter-house Cup Championships Trophy

8 Feb 2016

DHS catches the BIG fish! 

On Saturday, January 30, our A team - which consists of Mikaile Nanan Ashley Laloo Dean Lambert and Chante Groenewald - travelled to Klipfontein dam to compete in their first league game for 2016.  They made Dundee High School proud with their unparalleled achievements.  Dean Lambert won ‘The DHS Fisherman of the Month’ award after he managed to secure the heaviest bag (10.71kg) of fish for the day.  Chanté Groenewald also managed to catch the largest Carp of the day!  Well done to all these learners!  We would like to thank supportive parents and dedicated teachers who ensure that a passion for the sport is cultivated in these keen, young learners.  

DHS makes waves at fun filled GALA 

On Wednesday, February 3, DHS hosted our annual GALA.  In the midst of threatening thunder clouds and welcoming rain, we continued with the day’s proceedings as planned.  The learners really enjoyed themselves on this day which was perfectly balanced with the right amount of serious and silly.  All the swimmers competed against each other with vigour and then they enjoyed laughs which accompanied the t-shirt- and apple races.  It was definitely a fun filled day where learners could be children again.  We would like to thank all the organisers and the enthusiastic parents who were wonderful spectators at this event. 

HERMANSBURG MUDMAN 

On Saturday, February 6, 22 DHS mudman learners travelled with Mrs Carter to Hermansburg in order to compete against other schools in various events.  The competition was tough and our enthusiastic athletes had to show everyone what they are made of.  Gabby Carter came first in her age group and third overall!  Joshua Donaldson also managed to come first in his age group.  Well done Gabby and Joshua! These are amazing achievements and we are extremely proud of these young competitors. 

1 Feb 2016

A SPLASH OF COLOUR AT DHS 

On Wednesday, January 27, the DHS prefects organised our annual fun filled Colour Festival of boeresport, colour and a gallon of molasses!  This day is arranged in order for learners to get to know each other and for spirit building before the competitive season of athletics and winter sport begins.  The Colour Festival was traditionally known – by our DHS veterans – as the Fruit Festival but due to the current economic status of our country and the drought which we have experienced we felt a need to tweak the Festival a little.  Learners really enjoyed themselves and grade 8s are seen relishing the last hurdle of their initiation!  

SERIOUS RIVALRY AS THE SHARKS AND DOLPHINS COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER AT THE ATHLETICS DAY 

On Friday, January 29, we had our Athletics day where all our learners competed against each other in various field and track events.  We were blessed with a beautiful day and the sound of learners singing in unison on the pavilion still resonates with spectators.  It was a fun filled day with many smiles, competitive spirits and some pleasant surprises of raw talent.  The day ended on a high note as the matrics did their 2016 walk to celebrate their last athletics meeting and then the relay teams showed us their flair.  The last event consisted of a relay against the teachers.  Let’s just say age is NOT just a number!  We wish a speedy recovery to the injured teachers and extend our congratulations to the Hostel Boys who won the event.  Results to follow next week! 

26 Jan 2016

FINANCIAL NEWS 

School fees are R900 per month January to November. Please remember that if your school fees are paid in full for 2016 before 29 February you are entitled to a discount of R270.

Applications for concessions can be collected from Mrs Wichmann in the Finance office and need to be returned before 29 February 2016.

I miss being a kid. My only responsibilities were running around and laughing a lot.
And someone else was in charge of my hair. 

ACADEMIC TOP 10 - TERM 4 (2015) 

Congratulations to the following learners who all rank in the top 10 of their grades for the fourth term of 2015:

GRADE 8GRADE 9GRADE 10GRADE11
Rachel SteenkampKeshmiel GovenderMthobisi ZondoZhen Lee Wang
Nadia RaffenbergKarl ThomDylan MaréSiphumelele Gumede
Sisanda ThangoPhilasande MdletsheSibongiseni XimbaSandiswa Mthombeni
Ayaz BhulaReece NairChinique OdendaalZethembiso Zindela
Rebekka BöhmerClaudio GopieKrushil SewmangalHafsa Khan
Monique ArendsSithembiso NdwandweZiphozonke ZuluJessica Shanahan
Andrea OosthuizenMuziwethu SitholeMercia PapazahariasAmeera Moola
Sheri-Lee HarmsEdrich NortjéSourav SinghSisanda Mtshali
Cheryl NgobeseCebelihle KubhekaChanté GroenewaldVictor Ndawonde
Udisha MassalliaTian WangBandile MalingaFezeka Langa

Well done to these learners and to all the other learners who were awarded their colours for their academic achievement in 2015.

DHS INTERHOUSE ATHLETICS 

Our annual Interhouse Athletics meeting will be held on Friday, 29 January. All learners must wear the official sportswear which is available from Mrs Venter in the Sport Shop during breaks. We encourage all learners to take part in as many items as possible – not just for LO marks. Remember, a healthy body leads to a healthy mind!

COLOUR FESTIVAL 

On the 27th of January the traditional Fruit festival will be replaced by the Colour festival. This event is always a highlight on the school’s social calendar. The colour festival is compulsory for all Gr 8 learners. Tickets will be available from all prefects and at the entrance to the event. The price for entrance is R10 and this includes a bag of paint. Additional bags of paint and paint bombs can be bought from any prefect at the event. There will also be some surprises in store for those who attend.

As tradition dictates, the day of the festival must be celebrated with a social. The Colour festival social will be held on the evening of the 27th of January from 18:00. Tickets will be available from the prefects as well as at the door. There will however be only a limited amount of tickets available. Food will be sold at the social, so don’t stress about a hungry tummy. This event is compulsory for Gr 8’s.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Play a sport this year. – End of poem 

DETENTION 

Detention will be held every Friday afternoon from the 22nd of January. Learners will report to the teachers on duty and will perform various tasks as decided by the teacher. Detention will take place from 13:00 until 15:00.

Please note that no late transport will be available to detention learners, and should your child miss a detention – you as parent or guardian are required to accompany them to school the following Monday to report to the principal.

MUDMAN 

Its Mudman and open water swimming season again! Please take note of these important dates below and ensure that you register timeously with Mrs Carter.

3FebruaryInterhouse Gala
6FebruaryHermannsburg Mudman
14FebruaryMidmar Mile
28FebruaryChelmsford Challenge
6MarchEpworth Mudman
13MarchCordwalles Mudman

SCHOOL INSURANCE 

Insurance is available from the school which will assist you should your child be injured during sport or whilst representing DHS. Please enquire at the secretaries for more information.

Rugby BoysR500
BoysR250
GirlsR160

IMPORTANT DATES

Wednesday27January 2016Colour Festival
Friday29January 2016DHS Interhouse Athletics Day
Saturday30January 2016KZN Bowls Trials
Wednesday3February 2016DHS Gala (Starting at 15:00)
Thursday4February 2016Parent Evening (Gr8 and new parents)
Saturday6February 2016Hermannsburg Mudman
Wednesday11February 2016Vryheid Relay Athletics

25 Jan 2016

DHS Hiking Club conquers yet another Drakensberg Trail 

On Saturday, January 23, Mrs Hannelie Raffenberg took her enthusiastic hiking group on an exciting adventure to Tugela Gorge near Mont Aux Sources.  The Tugela Gorge Hiking Trail passes through alternative stretches of protea veld and forest.  This trail starts at the Royal Natal car park and follows the course of the Tugela River for some 7.5 kilometers.  The last few kilometers are somewhat tricky as the path is along the river and a certain amount of boulder hopping is required.  This experience was a little nerve wrecking to some, but they helped each other and made it a fun exercise.  Even though they encountered a little bit of rain near the end, they really enjoyed themselves and were once again inspired by the beauty of our country.  They ended the excursion off with pizzas from a little shop called “The leaning Tower of Pizza”.  This was definitely a Saturday well spent as learners realised that relishing the fresh mountain air trumps a lethargic morning in front of the television any day! 

Correction 

Kindly note that there was a spelling error in our report concerning the 2015 matric results.   Taznitha Khan was meant to be Taznita Kista.  We sincerely apologise for this error.

18 Jan 2016

DHS PREFECTS GO TO CLUBVENTURE! 

Vroeg Woensdagoggend, 6 Januarie 2016, het ons prefekte vertrek na Clubventure, Ballito, vir ‘n kamp propvol opwinding.  Die prefekte het ‘n kans gehad om hul nuwe prefekouers, meneer en mevrou Visser, te leer ken sowel as hul kollegas in hierdie belangrike leierskap rol wat hulle by Hoërskool Dundee moet vervul. The organisers had a whole programme planned out and the prefects were kept busy from dawn until dusk. They were divided into 4 groups (blue, red, yellow and green) where they competed against each other in physical and mental challenges. Thursday afternoon the prefects were divided into two groups where the girls went on to play paintball and three boys (Ruben, Ashley and Trishen), accompanied by Mr Visser, braved the heights of the zipline. After about 2 hours the boys went to play paintball and three girls (Liza-Maé, Hafsa and Zhen Lee), accompanied by Mrs Visser, went on to zipline. Die afgelope paar dae was wonderlik en ons wil graag vir meneer Vogel dankie sê dat hy met die vervoer uitgehelp het sowel as Clubventure vir hul wonderlike beplanning en organisering van ‘n uitstekende toer.  Ons prefekte is nou beslis gereed vir ‘n besonderse nuwe jaar vol opwinding en leierskap. 

NEW STAFF 

We would like to welcome Ben Strydom and Karla van Eeden to DUNDEE HIGH! Mr. B. Strydom is going to teach Business Studies and Miss. K. Van Eeden will be teaching Life Orientation and Arts and Culture.  Mr Strydom moved here all the way from Port Alfred.  He is excited to teach at Dundee High and can’t wait to instil our core values (Strenuous Ardua Cendunt – Hard work is rewarded and Respect, Honesty, Loyalty and Service) in the learners! He is also a huge fan of Rugby and a Sharks supporter.  Miss Van Eeden is an old scholar and will fit into the school system without any effort.  She is a very grounded young lady with a passion for sport and art.  We are excited to see what flavour they will add to our dynamic institution! 

11 Jan 2016

DHS Class of 2015 betters 2014 results 

Congratulations to the Dundee High matric class of 2015.  You have once again done your school and district proud with the 97.76% pass rate you achieved. 

10 Dundee High learners obtained an average over 80%.  Our Dux learner Atiyyah Ameen was first in the Umzinyathi District. Atiyyah had a 94.1% average and obtained distinctions in all her subjects namely ENGHL, AFRFA, LIFE, MATH, PHSC, ACCN, LFSC and BSTD.  Sadiyah Malek (90.4%) was second in Umzinyathi and also had distinctions for all her subjects: ENGHL, AFRFA, LIFE, MATH, PHSC, ACCN, LFSC and BSTD.  Jehan Ebrahim (87.7%), also in the Umzinyathi Top 5, had a full house of distinctions in the same subjects as her two classmates ENGHL, AFRFA, LIFE, MATH, PHSC, ACCN, LFSC and BSTD. She was followed by Simone Millar (86.4%) who had 7 distinctions (another full house) for ENGHL, AFRFA, LIFE, MLIT, CNST, TRSM and VSLA. Amanda Malinga (83.3%) filled the fifth place with distinctions in ZULFA, LIFE, ACCN, BSTD and ECON.  These were followed by Zithobe Gumede (82.7% and 7A’s), Taznitha Khan (81.6% and 3A’s), Sarah-Jane Cherry (80.7% and 4A’s), Anja Thom (80.7% and 5A’s) and Nosipho Masina (80% and 3A’s). In total 18 learners obtained three or more distinctions. Well done! Dundee High is proud of all of you. 

Over and above the 10 A averages a further 23 learners obtained an average above 70% and 37 more an average above 60%.  In total 70% of the Dundee High matric class qualified for admission to university by obtaining a bachelors pass (matric exemption).  

Van die 962 eksamens wat geskryf is, het die 2015 klas 159 vak onderskydings gekry.  Dit beteken dat 16.5% van alle punte hoër as 80% was.  Welgedaan! Ons is ongelooflik trots op ons leerders. 

Of the 19 subjects offered at Dundee High, 13 had a 100% pass rate and 8 had subject averages above 60%.  Subjects where more than 10 distinctions were obtained were LIFE, ZULFA, BSTD and VSLA.  

Results such as these once again confirm our school motto “Strenius Ardua Cedunt” – hard work is rewarded.  These results could only be achieved by hard work, not only by the learners but also by the dedicated educators of DHS.  Thank you and congratulations to each learner, each parent, each educator and most of all thank you to our Heavenly Father who once again held his protective hand over our school and blessed our learners with good results.  

BANELE MLAMBO MEMORIAL AND FUNERAL SERVICE

We are truly shocked by the news of Banele Mlambo's passing.  If anyone would like to join the family in grieving, the memorial service will be held on the 2 December 2015 (tonight) at 18h00 at the House of Zion Church in Forestdale (big red church near Telkom Tower) and his Funeral Service will be held on Friday 4 December 2015 at the House of Zion Church at 9h00. Anyone is welcome.

2 Dec 2015

FINANCIAL NEWS: 

At the Financial AGM on 19 November 2015 the parents attending decided that school fees for 2016 must remain as they were for 2015 and have been kept at R9900 for the year or R900 pm (for 11 months). Please remember that the first instalment is due by 15 January 2016 (the end of the first week of school). Please note that this decision now places a lot of pressure on the financial situation of the school. The increases in certain expenses, like electricity and water, are beyond our control and this means that other areas may need to be cut to ensure that the income and expenses balance each other. The only way in which the budget requirements will be met is if all the parents make sure that their school fee obligations are met and paid on time. 

I wish you all a Christ-filled Christmas and a blessed time with your families. Travel safely if you go away.

DHS KNITS TEDDIES FOR KIDDIES 

A few months ago, Mrs H Raffenberg decided to start an initiative in aid of orphans in our area.  So many children do not have the privilege of owning their own teddy bear or any toy for that matter. Her passion spread through the staffroom and it soon became a fun and quick way to spend an evening or afternoon and before long, we ran out of space to keep all the teddy bears.  The teddy bear knitting fever even extended to close family and friends who started sending more and more bears to the school!!! The younger staff members and learners finally realised the beauty of knitting and spending much needed quality time with grandmothers who have a wealth of knowledge and skills waiting to be relayed to young minds.  As the teddy bears are still rolling in, Mrs Raffenberg organised to have the teddies dropped off at Orphanages in our area.  By doing something small, we were all able to contribute to a child receiving a very special teddy that was handmade with a lot of love and care.  We urge you to become involved in this initiative next year as we anticipate it becoming much bigger each year!!!  Every child deserves to feel loved.

DHS HIKING CLUB TACKLES THE DRAKENSBERG 

On Saturday, 21 November 2015, the hiking club under the guidance of Mrs Raffenberg, went to the Central Drakensberg for a quick hike to celebrate the end of yet another successful year!  The learners could see Cathkin Peak from their hiking trail and were able to have a swim in the fresh water pools that are fed by beautiful waterfalls.  It is an amazing privilege to experience the beauty and splendour of our country’s nature with young and enthusiastic learners.

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.

LEARNER PASSES AWAY 

 

We were saddened by the news of the death in a car accident of Banele Mlambo , who was a Matric learner at DHS. Our condolences are extended to his family and friends. 

30 Nov 2015

DHS MATRICS ENJOYING A MOMENT OF BITTER SWEET FREEDOM 

Our matrics have finally written their last exams and are really enjoying the exhilaration that accompanies the end of a 10 year journey.  They are wearing civvies not only as a celebration of the end of their schooling career but also because we have a wonderful tradition at DHS where learners donate their school uniform on their last day.  We are so proud of our Matriculants of 2015 and wish them all the best in their future endeavours!  Life is a glorious exercise which, if we exert ourselves correctly, will produce wonderful adventures!

DHS WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS THEIR CONDOLENCES TO THE MLAMBO FAMILY 

Banele Mlambo – a grade 12 learner at DHS – recently passed away and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to his family.  Over the years, we have watched him grow into a wonderful young gentleman.  We had many hopes for this young man’s future and we could see him becoming a great success.  We are truly saddened by his passing and pray that God will console you in this difficult time.

25 Nov 2015

DHS KNITS TEDDIES FOR KIDDIES 

A few months ago, Mrs H Raffenberg decided to start an initiative in aid of orphans in our area.  So many children do not have the privilege of owning their own teddy bear or any toy for that matter. Her passion spread through the staffroom and it soon became a fun and quick way to spend an evening or afternoon and before long, we ran out of space to keep all the teddy bears.  The teddy knitting fever even extended to close family and friends who started sending more and more bears to the school!!! The younger staff members and learners finally realised the beauty of knitting and spending much needed quality time with grandmothers who have a wealth of knowledge and skills waiting to be relayed to young minds.  As the teddy bears are still rolling in, Mrs Raffenberg organised to have the teddies dropped off at Orphanages around our area.  By doing something small, we were all able to contribute to a child receiving a very special teddy that was handmade with a lot of love and care.  We urge you to become involved in this initiative next year as we anticipate it becoming much bigger each year!!!  Every child deserves to feel loved. 

DHS HIKING CLUB TACKLES THE DRAKENSBERG 

On Saturday, 21 November 2015, the hiking club under the guidance of Mrs Raffenberg, went to the Central Drakensberg for a quick hike to celebrate the end of yet another successful year!  The learners could see Cathkin Peak from their hiking trail and were able to have a swim in the fresh water pools that are fed by beautiful waterfalls.  It is an amazing privilege to experience the beauty and splendour of our country’s nature with young and enthusiastic learners. 

16 Nov 2015

CRICKET ACHIEVERS AT DHS 

As we are nearing the end of our academic year, there is still plenty of action on the cricket field.  We are proud to announce that Dean Lambert and Nathaniel Benjamin were selected to be part of the KZN inland cricket teams.  Boys with tremendous talent from many schools in and around Pietermaritzburg and Durban, like Michaelhouse and Hilton College to name a few, attended the trials.  Dean Lambert made the u/17 inland cricket team and will be going on tour to Pietermaritzburg from 11 – 15 December.  Nathaniel Benjamin made the u/15 inland cricket team and will be travelling to East London from 10 – 15 December.  We would like to thank supportive parents, teachers and community members who encouraged these learners.  Being selected for the respective teams is a tremendous achievement.  We are so proud of Nathaniel and Dean who have proven that talent cannot be ignored!

 
      Dean - Nathaniel

2 Nov 2015

DHS celebrates the end of the year

CHOIR 

The DHS choir hosted a very successful choir evening.  They deserve being spoilt after a great year filled with diligence and general good attitude. Thank you to all the supporters and participating schools for making it possible.  We look forward to having an even more successful year in 2016!

KRIEKET 

Die eerste span krieket seuns het onlangs op ‘n kriekettoer gegaan.  Dit was in die Vrystaat en hulle het hulself omtrent oortref en Hoërskool Dundee baie trots gemaak!  Hulle het altwee hul wedstryde oortuigend gewen!  Hulle was veral bly oor hul uitslag teen Reitz waar hulle met 79 lopies gewen het.  Op 27 Oktober het hieredie selfde span teen Ferrum gespeel en het met 4 paaltjies gewen.  Knap gedaan!

29 Oct 2015

PRIZE GIVING 

Our annual prize giving was held on Thursday, 22 October. Congratulations to all the prize winners:

DUX Atiyyah Ameen 
Dux Runner-up Sadiyah Malek 
Headmaster’s Davy Lamps Zithobe Gumede and Anja Thom 
Sportsmanship Soené Kolesky 
Service to the school André Swiegers 
Outstanding Academic Achievement Atiyyah Ameen 
Versatility Jehan Ebrahim 
Comradeship Jehan Ebrahim and David Jacobs 
Sportswoman of the year Surina Gregory 

Prefects 2016 

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. 

Hostel Prefects 

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:

Dustbuster Individual: 

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.

Chainsaw Individual: 

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.

ESKOM EXPO 

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!

EXAM TIMES 

Juniors (Gr 8 & 9): Report to class at 07:45
                                  Start writing 08:00 – 10:00

Seniors: Report to Hall at 07:45
                Start writing 08:00 – 11:00 (3hr paper)
                08:00 – 10:00 (2hr paper)

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.

26 Oct 2015

YOUNG TALENT REWARDED AT DHS SPORT, CULTURE AND ACADEMIC PRIZE GIVING 

The DHS annual prize giving was held on Thursday, 22 October 2015.  It was a prestigious event where many learners received acknowledgement for their achievements in 2015.  The top learners in each grade (from grade 8 to grade 11) were as follows: Rachel Steenkamp 82%, Keshmiel Govender 84%, Dylan Marè 83%, Siphumelele Gumede 82%.

PUBLIC SPEAKING 

Die Gregory de Jager Redenaarsbeker vir Afrikaanssprekendes: Edrich Nortje en Megan Peddy.  The Carol Ann Roderick Memorial Trophy for public speaking: Wandile Khumalo, Attiyah Ameen and Sadiyah Malek.

SPORT 

Senior Victrix Ludorum for girls and boys in athletics 2015: Chantè Groenewald and Lwandile Mdladla.

Senior Victrix Ludorum for swimming: Jehan Ebrahim and Caide Sharp.

The Marina Snyman Floating Trophy for the Netball Player of the Year: Simangaye Nkwanyana.

The Rozanne du Plessis Floating Trophy for the Best Girls’ Hockey Player: Zama Bhengu.

The Joe Green Trophy for the player of the season: Dean Lambert.

The Zorba Trophy for the best Senior Rubgy player: Cebo Ntshangase and Mesuli Nkomonde

The Gregg Hesom Trophy for the best senior cricket player: Dean Lambert

The ABSA floating trophy for the best senior boys’ soccer player: Nhlakanipho Myeza

Die Brown en Wade Trofee vir Dogters Tennis enkelspel kampioen: Kuhle Zulu

Die Rienie Goebel Trofee vir die Seuns Tennis enkelspel kampioen: Nathaniel Benjamin

The Soni Trophy for the Best Chess player of 2015: Luyanda Lukhele

The DUNDEE HIGH SCHOOL TROPHY for best bowls player of 2015: Ruben Kenchenten and Tumelo Molefe

Die Robert Scott trofee vir ‘n uitstaande prestasie in Multisport: Christiaan van Dyk

The Churchyard and Umplebee trophy for the best angler of 2015: Brandon Halforty.

The Dundee High School prize for outstanding achievement in sport: Brandon Halforty

The LRA EIENDOMSAGENTE WISSELTROFEE vir die SPORTVROU VAN DIE JAAR: Surina Gregory.

ACADEMICS 

The Yathika Neerahoo Trophy fir the highest Achiever in grade 9 in Mathematics and Science: Keshmiel Govender.

Die Dennis Gehren Prys vir die leerder wat die meeste verbeter het in Gr10: Nandile Sikhakhane.

The Battery Centre Trophy for Technology: Trishen Pillay.

Die In FOCUS Prys vir Afrikaans Addisionele Taal: Atiyyah Ameen

NJR STEEL Prys vir Rekenaar Toepassings Tegnologie: Nafisa Ebrahim

The Hannes van Niekerk Prize for Engineering Graphics and Design: Andrè Swiegers

The AFROX PRIZE for Mechanical Technology: Andrè Swiegers

FNB Prize for Business Studies: Jehan Ebrahim

NJR Steel Prize for Economics: Nokhukhanya Ngwneya and Amanda Malinga

AWIE THERON Prys vir Rekeningkunde: Atiyyah Ameen

RUSSELS TROPHY for best student in commerce: Atiyyah Ameen

DHS Prize for best knowledge in History of Art: Thembeka Masuku

The Karl Hellberg Prize for German: Anja Thom

GTR Viljoen Floating Trophy for highest average in isiZulu: Zithobe Gumede

The MOTH prize for Comradeship: Jehan Ebrahim and David Jacobs

The Nicke Bester Floating Trophy for an Outstanding Academic Achievement: Atiyyah Ameen

HSK SIMPSON MEMORIAL PRIZE for SERVICE TO THE SCHOOL: Andrè Swiegers.

BOET WESSELS Trophy for Sportmanship: Soenè Kolesky.

Headmaster’s Davy Lamps for learners who were great examples to others: Zithobe Gumede and Anja Thom.

The Graham Trusler prize for DUX runner up: Sadiyah Malek

DAVID RITSON MEMORIAL TROPHY for the DUX learner of 2015: Atiyyah Ameen.

LEADERSHIP 

Full colours were awarded to:

Amanda Lamula, Sabelisihle Luthuli, Thembeka Masuku, Amanda Mthethwa, Siyabonga Ndlovu, Zanele Ndlovu, Atiyyah Ameen, Zama Bhengu, Sarah-Jane Cherry, Nabeela Khan, Soenè Kolesky, Sadiyah Malek, Amanda Malinga, Shantè Marais, Simone Millar, Karla Muller, Zanele Ndlovu, Anja Thom, Melissa van Aswegen, Heidi Wichmann, Duncan Goertz, Zithobe Gumede, Brandon Halforty, David Jacobs, Ntando Kuzwayo, Sikhona Mbatha, Thando Sikhosana, Shane van Wyk, Wanele Zulu.

Honours were awarded to: Bongiwe Ntshangase, Zithobe Gumede, Jehan Ebrahim and Wandile Khumalo.

Special Honours and The Wade Trophy for Leadership and J Alberts Trophy for Leadership: Surina Gragory and Colin Scott.

Head Boy 2016: TRISHEN PILLAY
Head Girl 2016: SIPHUMELELE GUMEDE

MIYA FAMILY FUN RUN 

On Saturday, 24 October 2015, a fun run was organized in aid of the Miya family who lost everything in a horrific fire.  The run was organized by Mrs Madondo (DHS) and Mrs Naidoo (ETHANGENI COMBINED SCHOOL).  The run started at 9am with approximately 75 participants.  Excitement ran high as the runners set off to run for a cause.  The organisers would like to thank Ethangeni Combined School’s principal and staff as well as the DHS Helping Hands Group and learners.  The Traffic Department made sure that the day ran smoothly and Dr. Kunene provided much needed sponsorships.  Many supporters ensured that the event was a success. The organisers, Mrs Madondo and Mrs Naidoo, are truly and inspiration to all.

19 Oct 2015

JAN FREDERIK VAN ZYL – BESTE SEUNS ATLEET BY DIE CLOVER ATLETIEKBYEENKOMS IN BLOEMFONTEIN

Jan Frederik is een van daardie atlete wat net aanhou presteer!  Hy het Saterdag, 17 Oktober 2015, by die Clover Atletiekbyeenkoms in Bloemfontein deelgeneem.  Hy was deel van die uitnodigingsspan van Pietermaritzburg.  Daar was baie skole wat deelgeneem het, onder andere, Grey College, Pretoria Boys High, Waterkloof, Affies, Jim Fouche en Kempton Park.  Jan Frederik het uitgeblink in die o/14 spiesgooi waar hy ‘n persoonlike beste afstand van 58.81m gegooi het.  Hy het ‘n besonderse 945 punte op die ASA table behaal.  Jan Frederik was aangewys as die beste seuns atleet van die byeenkoms en sy prys was aan hom oorhandig deur Wade van Niekerk wat hierdie jaar 400m wêreldkampioen geword het.  Dit is so ‘n spesiale ondervinding en ons is ongelooflik trots op hierdie jong man wat werklik  bewys dat harde werk en passie altyd resultate lewer.  

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:

Dustbuster Individual:

Gabby Carter, Joshua Donaldson and Phillip Mantin 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 Bohmer 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.

Chainsaw Individual:

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.


Rebekka Bohmer, Nadia Raffenberg, Gabby Carter (u15 winners)

 

DICTIONARY SPONSORSHIP FROM THE ROTARY CLUB

Last week DHS received 20 illustrated Usbourne dictionaries from Bev Garner.  It is such a wonderful gift to the school, as many learners benefit from having dictionaries in the classrooms.

12 Oct 2015

DHS’s Trishen Pillay Trumps Competition at ESKOM Science EXPO for Young Scientists 

On Tuesday 6 October, Trishen Pillay travelled to Birchwood Hotel in Midrand to take place in the annual Science Expo and did exceedingly well!  More than 700 learners from across the country took place in this prestigious competition.  He really impressed the expert 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.  Trishen is proof that hard work pays off and that pursuing goals will lead you to new heights of achievement.

DHS CHOIR FESTIVAL on Thurs 15 October 2015 

Our Choir will be performing next week Thursday at 18:00 in our school hall.  Boerewors rolls and cool drinks will be available before and during interval.  Tea and coffee will also be served with cake from Kerryn’s coffee shop. Come join the fun and see local talent thrive on stage.

ENTRANCE FEE: 
Adults R20
Scholars and Pensioners R10

28 Sep 2015

Hoërskool Dundee se Jan Frederik van Zyl bereik nuwe hoogtes op die atletiekveld

Op 25 en 26 September het Jan Frederik aan die SA CHRISTEN SKOLE ATLETIEK byeenkoms by die D.P. DE VILLIERS STADION in Sasolburg deelgeneem.  Hy het derde plek in die 400m behaal en eerste plek in werpskyf, gewigstoot en spiesgooi.  Jan Frederik het ook ‘n uitstekende nuwe rekord opgestel in die spiesgooi met 58.71 m.  Hy het 943 punte op die ASA TABEL bereik en ‘n trofee ontvang vir die beste individuele prestasie van die byeenkoms.  Daar was meer as 1200 atlete van regoor die land wat deelgeneem het.  Ons is besonders trots op hierdie jong man se uitstekende uitslae.  Jan Frederik is defnitief ‘n wonderlike voorbeeld dat harde werk en uithouvermoë beloon word.

21 Sep 2015

DHS GRADE 9 TOUR 

On Monday, 14 September 2015, the grade 9 learners, accompanied by Mr Halforty, Mr Kelbrick and Miss Honiball, made their way to Bergventure in the Drakensberg near Monk’s Cowl. The instructors kept the learners busy with absailing, tree climbing, hiking, raft building and ziplining. They had fabulous weather and enjoyed every minute of it. Many new friendships were formed and we look forward to next year’s adventure in the berg. 

 
Edrich Nortjè and Philesande Mdledtshe

DHS CRICKET 

Recently, our senior cricket boys travelled to Pongola to play a match against Zululand development. They played very well and managed to win their match. The team would also like to take this opportunity to thank their sponsor – BATTERY CENTRE – for helping them with an amazing kit. Without the valued sponsorships of local businesses our teams would definitely struggle to keep their enthusiasm going. 

DHS 2005 MATRICS 10 YEAR REUNION 

It is that time of the year again where old scholars get an opportunity to reunite and rebuild old friendships. The reunion will take place on the 3 October 2015 at DHS and if you have any queries – please phone Kyle Kelbrick (079 509 9271) or alternatively Jaco van Zyl. We look forward to seeing the new old faces soon!

14 Sep 2015

DHS ART EXHIBITION AT TALANA MUSEUM 

On September 9 the matriculants of 2015 displayed their hard work for all to see.  It was a successful evening where all funds raised were donated to the SPCA.  Their work will still be at the museum for another week if anyone is still interested and could not attend the exhibition.  Our learners showed immense dedication and surprised many with their creativity and talent under the guidance of Mrs. C Carter. 

 

 

ATIYYAH AMEEN TOP 100 APPLICANTS AWARD CEREMONY 

Atiyyah Ameen has been selected as one of the University of Witwatersrand’s top matric applicants for 2016. She has been invited to attend an exclusive Wits “Top 100 Applicants” event on Saturday the 3 October 2015. We are extremely proud of this young lady who is proof that hard work and dedication pays off.  Atiyyah has also been accepted for medicine at the University of Pretoria as well as Stellenbosch University.  Atiyyah is a great example to all the matriculants in this region and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours. 

7 Sep 2015

DUNDEE HIGH STARTS THE SOCCER SEASON WITH A BANG! 

On September 3 the DHS girls’ soccer team played against Newcastle High an won the game 2-0.  They are working very hard under the dedicated guidance of their coaches to play well this season.  We are extremely excited to see what this season has in store for them!!

 

JAN FREDERIK VAN ZYL SE UITMUNTENDE ATLETIEK PRESTASIE 

Jan Frederik het die naweek by Treverton aan die MENLOPARK EN GREY COLLEGE TRIALS deelgeneem sodat hy vir die span kan kwalifiseer wat in Oktober na Bloemfontein sal reis.  Na baie oefensessies met sy ondersteunende pa en afrigter, het Jan Frederik ‘n spiesgooi record gebreek wat al vir 27 jaar sterk staan.  Hy het 54.11m gegooi en eerste in die 400meter geëindig.  Ons is baie opgewonde om te sien wat later in die jaar met hierdie jong atleet gaan gebeur.  Knap gedaan Jan Frederik!

31 Aug 2015

DHS CHOIR SING THEIR WAY INTO MANY HEARTS 

Recently, the DHS choir performed at a music festival and sang beautifully.  Everyone enjoyed the evening in music, friendship and camaraderie.  Their hard work paid off with many compliments by the end of the evening.  The choir would like to thank Mr Sokhela and Mrs Bruyns for sharing their knowledge and guidance.  The choir is now preparing for the DHS choir festival in October and prize giving later this year.  Music feeds the soul.

MRS MADONDO AND HER HELPING HANDS GROUP GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY 

A few months ago, Ms Thulisile Miya of SIbongile (Livangeli Area) lost everything in a fire.  It was such a devastating fire that Ms Miya and her family had no choice but to rely on the goodness of others in order to survive.  The DHS Helping Hands group worked very hard by having weekly cake sales and consequently made enough money to help this family by buying them a fridge.  They are in the process of having their home rebuilt and any donations to this family would be greatly appreciated.  We urge you to do more.  Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are most important.

24 Aug 2015

HOËRSKOOL DUNDEE KRIEKET 

Die krieket het alweer goeie uitslae gelewer met die eerstespan wat Dinsdag 18 Augustus teen LSS met 9 paaltjies wen.  Die o/15 span het ook ‘n uitstekende wedstryd gehad teen Sarel op 19 Augustus.  Hulle het met ‘n besonderse 123 lopies gewen.   

 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND PRODUCTION 

The 2015 play went really well and we would like to thank all the parents and members of the public for supporting the DHS learners and staff members in this venture.  The cast really impressed the members of the audience with their enthusiasm and excitement ran high all evening.  We would just like to thank E. Honiball (producer), M. Visser and R. Honiball (assistant producers), L. Landman for all the amazing costumes, I. Haschke (backstage), A. Swiegers and his team (music, lights, microphones), C. Carter (backdrop), A. Bruyns and S. Sokhela for organinsing the wonderful choir.  Nothing would be possible without the hard work of passionate teachers and dedicated learners.

11 Aug 2015

DUNDEE HIGH TAKES YOU ON AN ADVENTURE WITH ALICE IN WONDERLAND

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.” (Lewis Carol – Alice in Wonderland)

Excitement is in the air at DHS as the date of our production is drawing near!  Learners and staff are working hard to produce an even more spectacular show than ‘The Lion King’ from 2013 which was a huge success!  Make sure you don’t miss out on this amazing showcase of talent, dedication and hard work which will take place on 19 – 21 August 2015.

19 Aug - Pensioners and Junior school scholars
Wednesday 10 am (DHS Hall)
Pensioners R10 and Jnr Schools R5 per person
20 Aug - High School Scholars
Thursday 6:30pm (DHS Hall)
R20 per learner
21 Aug - Gala show
Friday 6:30pm (DHS Hall)
R20 - R40 depending on seat booked

Tickets may be booked at: DHS office (034 21 24124). Tickets will also be on sale at the door.

WELCOME TO THE MADNESS!

3 Aug 2015

SIYABONGA NDIMA – bravery comes in all shapes and sizes

Siyabonga, a grade 8 learner from DHS, got burnt with paraffin in August 2014.  Siyabonga sustained about 40% 3rd degree open flame burns to his face, neck, torso, arms, back and legs, as well as inhalation burns. He was admitted to ICU and had multiple operations including skin graft and debridement.

The very brave fellow that he is, returned back to school in Feb 2015.  He is currently taken in by the Children of Fire Organisation, an organisation that arranges surgery and rehabilitation of the poorest terribly-injured child burn survivors across Africa, integrating education and social intervention.

We, as Dundee High scholars, educators and staff are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers, Siyabonga.  Stay strong and continue being the positive example you are to all of us.

Dundee High Science Expo

This weekend our Science Expo learners did extremely well in their categories.  Eleven learners participated and they returned with 9 medals.  Two learners received silver medals and five bronze medals were obtained.

Trishen Pillay is going to the ISF (International Science Fair) in Boksburg in October.  This is a great achievement and Dundee High is excited to see what the future holds in store for this bright young learner.

26 Jun 2015

The second term has been extremely busy and there have been many positive happenings and achievements at the school, both on the sportsfields and with cultural activities.  We trust that the June exams will supply even more positive feedback to our learners especially to the grade 12 learners. Due to the fact that exams were written until the last day of the term, the School Reports will only be issued in the first week of next term.

To all the teachers a big thank you for all your hard work during this term.  Unfortunately Ms Emma Honiball has decided to leave the teaching profession and will be leaving Dundee High after four and a half years. We wish her well.   

As you know our matric farewell is in the first week of next term and to accommodate our matrics our hair rules are slightly relaxed for them in the first week.  Please note that all Grade 12 boys must have their hair correct by Monday 27 July.  The Grade 12 girls must have hair and nails correct by Monday 3 August.  Your cooperation in this regard will be appreciated.

We include a copy of the Term Planner for Term 3 as well as a Control Test Time table for your attention.

NETBALL 

We want to wish Lungile Ntsele, Saziso Khumalo and Smangele Nkwanyane all the best for their upcoming Netball Tour. DHS is proud of our 3 girls who are representing KZN in U16 and U18 at the Netball Provincial Tournament in the first week of the holidays in Boksburg. Our first team coach, Zodwa Nxumalo has been chosen as an umpire at this Tournament as well! Good luck to all!

BOY'S HOCKEY

We would like to congratulate Larnell Nero – after 6 trips to Pietermaritzburg, conscientiously attending practice sessions and playing his heart out. He was finally chosen for the KZN Inland U18B team! Larnell will be attending the Inter-Provincial Tournament to be held from 6-11 July in Bloemfontein. This is an outstanding achievement, especially since Larnell comes from grass fields and is the only boy that was chosen from Northern Natal. His team mates are all from Hilton College, Maritzburg College, Michaelhouse and St Charles.

Do us proud in Bloemfontein, Larnell, and keep your eyes focused on that green and gold!

SIYABONGA NDIMA

Siyabonga, a grade 8 learner from DHS, got burnt with paraffin in August 2014.  Siyabonga sustained about 40% 3rd degree open flame burns to his face, neck, torso, arms, back and legs, as well as inhalation burns.  He was admitted to ICU and had multiple operations including skin graft and debridement.

The very brave fellow that he is, returned to school in February 2015.  He is currently taken in by the Children of Fire Organisation, an organisation that arranges surgery and rehabilitation of the poorest terribly-injured child burn survivors across Africa, integrating education and social intervention.

If everything goes well with his therapy, he will be released again on 5th July 2015.

We as Dundee High scholars, educators and staff are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers, Siyabonga.  Stay strong and continue being the positive example you are to all of us.

8 Jun 2015

DHS WRESTLING CHAMPION! 

Edrich Nortjé recently participated in the African Wrestling Championships in Alexandria, Egypt.  He competed in the u/17 Greco Roman division and received a second place! He qualified for the World Championships in Bosnia later this year but according to United World Wrestling rules, he is too young as he is only u/15 this year.  Baie geluk Edrich! Ons is ongelooflik trots op jou!

2 Jun 2015

EXAM TIMES 

Juniors (Gr 8 & 9):
Report to exam venue at 07:45
Start writing 08:00 – 10:00

Seniors and Matrics:
Report to Hall or Room 86 at 07:45
Start writing 08:00 – 11:00 (3hr paper)
Start writing 08:00 – 10:00 (2hr paper)

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.

COMPUTERS FOR SALE 

The school has upgraded the computers in the computer room and we now have second hand computers available. Dual Core is R2000 and the other computers are R1500. Please enquire at the secretaries.

FISHING 

Congratulations to Ruben Kenchenten and Chanté Groenewald who were both chosen as members of the KZN Fishing Team. Chanté is part of the Young Ladies’ Team and Ruben the u19 KZN Team.

These learners will be attending the u19 SA trials at Bloemhof Dam during December.

We are very proud of your achievements!

KZN GIRLS’ HOCKEY 

Congratulations to Chanté Groenewald (u16) , Soené Kolesky and Simone Millar (u19) who have been chosen to represent the KZN Country District teams in their respective age groups. These girls will be participating in a tournament in Potchefstroom over the July holidays. Well done girls!

SPORT VS VRYHEID 

We played Vryheid High School on 16 May, and the scores were as follows:

Rugby: u/14 won 45-17, u/15 won 22-7, u/16 lost 5-7, 2nd lost 8-25, 1st lost 0-38

Girls’ Hockey: u/14 drew 1-1, u/16 lost 1-2, 2nd won 3-0, 1st lost 1-2

Boys’ Hockey: 2nd won 4-2, 1st lost 1-2

Netball: u/14A won 20-19, u/14B lost 3-18, u/15A lost 9-28, u/16A lost 13-22, u/16B lost 12-15, 2nd won 16-11, 1st lost 13-15

Chess: Won 8-2

DERBY DAY – SPORT VS SAREL CILLIERS 

The much anticipated Derby Day took place on 30 May. The learners enjoyed Spirit Building in the week leading up to the Saturday, and as is DHS’s giving nature, managed to collect a pile of groceries to help the less needy. The scores were as follows:

Rugby: u/14 won 19-17, u/15 won 17-14, u/16 drew 12-12, 2nd lost 0-115, 1st lost 0-85

Girls’ Hockey: u/14 won 2-0, u/16 won 1-0, 2nd won 2-1, 1st won 2-1

Boys’ Hockey: 2nd won 1-0, 1st won 2-0

Netball: u/14A drew 14-14, u/14B lost 3-12, u/15 lost 7-13, u/16A lost 7-13, u16B lost 9-17, 2nd won 18-7, 1st lost 11-15

Chess: Lost 4-6

Many thanks to all the players, supporters and coaches who have made this season possible. Whilst it is sometimes hard to look past the score – remember it is more about how you played the game you love, what you have learnt as an individual and the sportsmanship shown.

We look forward to the 2016 season!

SPORT VS VRYHEID LANDBOU 

On Wednesday, 20 May, we played sport against Vryheid Landbou. The scores were as follows:

Rugby: u/14 won 45-0, u/15 won 33 19, 2nd lost 7-32, 1st lost 15-73

Girls’ Hockey: 2nd won 1-0, 1st won 4-0

Netball: u/14A won 35-2, u/15A won 7-5, u/16A won 21-4, 2nd won 20-7, 1st won 16-8

Chess: Won 5-3

EXAM PREPARATION: STUDY TIPS 

  1. Give yourself enough time to study!
    Don’t leave it until the last minute. Set out a timetable for your study today.
  2. Organise your study space!
    Have you got enough space and enough light? Get rid of all distractions (Cell phone off!!) Study at a desk with a pen in your hand.
  3. Snack on ‘brain food’ and drink plenty of water!
    Stay away from junk food! Keep your body well-fuelled and hydrated by choosing nutritious foods and drink water. This is essential for your brain to work at its best.
  4. Practice on old exams and explain your answers to others!
    This helps you to get used to the format of the questions. By explaining to others, you can pin point areas where you need more work and help get it clear in your head.
  5. Plan your exam day
    Make sure you’re at your venue on time so you’re not flustered and rushed. Writing Maths? Bring a calculator!! Ensure you have everything you need to write your exam.

IMPORTANT DATES 

8 June Monday Examination Starts
12 June Friday Gr 8 & 9 ANA Math Exam
15 June Monday School Holiday
16 June Tuesday Youth Day
26 June Friday School Closes
20 July Monday School Opens
22 July Wednesday HPM Gr 9 Parent Evening
23 July Thursday Matric Dance
24 July Friday Term 2 Reports Released

1 Jun 2015

DHS - SAREL DERBY DAY

Dundee High School had a very busy week, building spirit for the big Derby Day against Sarel Cilliers. Local residents may have noticed a few upside down DHS uniforms, cross dressers and some confused superheroes. DHS used their spirit week bot just to work on some of their spirit songs, but also as an opportunity to collect some cans for charity. An enormous stockpile of cans were collected in the DHS spirit of giving and these will be distributed to local charities to help the less fortunate get through the winter.

Thank you to Sarel Cilliers for travelling to DHS this year for a tough round of matches. A lot of work went into every single team, and as the sport season draws to a close, a special thank you must be said to every single manager, coach, parent, sponsor, captain, team member and supporter who contributed to the past season. The results of the day were as follows:

Netball: The DHS girls had another tough round of netball matches, unfortunately losing most of their matches. U14B: 3-12; U14A: 14-14; U15 1-13; U16B: 9-17; U16A 7-13; 2nd team won 18-7 and the first team were also defeated 11-15.

Rugby: The junior teams played their hearts out and as a result the U14’s won 19-12, as did the U15’s 17-14. The U16’s drew 12-12 but the second and first team suffered crushing defeats, losing both matches with cruel scores.

DHS is proud to announce that all the hockey teams were victorious on this momentous day!

Boys’ Hockey: The boys’ teams played really well. The first team won 2-0 with a penalty flick that was executed wonderfully by Larnell Nero. The second team also won their match 1-0.

Girls’ Hockey: The girls’ teams played exceptionally well. The u/14 girls won 2-0, the u/16 A team won 1-0, the second team won 2-1 and the first team had a beautiful game and won 2-1.

CANCER AWARENESS

Last Wednesday a Cancer Awareness spokesperson gave a talk on the effects of smoking and its detrimental contribution to the development of cancer. The children were shocked to hear that up to 600 000 people die due to passive smoking!!!

25 May 2015

DHS VS VRYHEID LANDBOU 

On Wednesday, 20 May, the DHS sport teams travelled to Vryheid Landbou to participate in their second last round of sport.  Thank you to all the teams, coaches and managers who attended and to Vryheid Landbou for hosting.  The results were as follows:

Rugby: The under 15A team won 33-19 and the under 14A team had a brilliant match, winning 45-0.  The second team unfortunately lost their match 7-32 and the first team boys had another tough match, losing 73-15.

Netball: The Netball girls had a brilliant day, winning all their matches: U/14 35-2; U/15 7-5; U/16 21-4; second team 20-7 and the first team 16-8.  Congratulations girls!

Hockey: The girls’ hockey teams also had a successful day.  The second team won 1-0 and the first team also beat their opponents 4-0.  Well done!

Chess: DHS had yet another successful chess round, winning all their matches 5:3.

Well done to all the DHS teams that played their hearts out.  DHS wishes you all of the best in your upcoming matches against Sarel Cilliers.  Derby Day will be hosted by Dundee High this year and it is going to be a day of good sport and fun.  Supporters are welcome to attend, however please be aware of a small entrance fee charged at the gate on Saturday, 30 May.

RUGBY 

The DHS under 16 boys had the privilege of opening up the game for Dundee Sentraal on Friday evening.  They played against a team from Glencoe and won their match convincingly.  This was a good experience for the DHS under 16’s and hopefully it will spur them on to play their best, this Saturday.

CHOIR FESTIVAL 

On Friday evening, last week, DHS hosted a sophisticated musical evening. The evening was enjoyed by many locals and a special thank you must be made to Mrs Bruyns, Mrs Haschke for organising the evening and also to the Youth Choir parents for their help.  The evening had a fantastic line up, opening with Ashley Laloo’s band accompanied by others, followed by the DHS school choir, which really sang their hearts out, and then the NKZN Youth Choir which thrilled the audience with their songs.  Thank you to the Youth choir conductor and Mr Sokhela.  The evening ended with a mass choir performing a few musical magic tricks for the audience to enjoy.  Thank you to all who attended.

18 May 2015

NAMPO 

NAMPO is the biggest agricultural show in the Southern Hemisphere and it exhibits all the latest mechanical and technical developments. This is therefore definitely something to be experienced and twenty DHS learners had the privilege of attending the show. These learners benefited greatly from this experience and a special thank you must be made to Mr Smith and Mr Kelbrick for accompanying the learners to NAMPO. A very big thank you to Braytons for sponsoring golf shirts, hats and backpacks for the DHS learners; this was greatly appreciated.

DHS vs VHS 

On Saturday, DHS had tough round of matches against Vryheid High School. Thank you to the local supporters who cheered DHS on, alongside the field, and thank you also to VHS for travelling to Dundee. The results were as follows:

Netball – The under 14A girls won 20-19 but the majority of the netball teams did not have a successful day. The under 14B team lost 3-18, as did the under 15A 9-28, the under 16A also lost 13-22 and the under 16Bs lost 11-16. The DHS second team scored a victory of 16-11 but unfortunately the VHS first team was too good for Dundee and the match was lost13-15.

Rugby – It was a tough day on the field but the under 14’s had a great match, winning 50-17. The under 15’s also won 22-7 but the under 16’s had a dismal match losing 5-7. The second team unfortunately lost 25-8 and the first team were defeated 38-0.

Girls’ Hockey – The under 14’s drew their match 1-1, the under 16’s lost 1-2, the second team had a great match, winning 3-0 but unfortunately the first team ended their unbeaten streak losing 1-2.

Boys’ Hockey – The second team won their game 4-2 but unfortunately the first team boys lost1-2.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND 

This year, DHS is planning another production to entertain the audiences of Dundee. The play is Alice in Wonderland and rehearsals are well under way. A brilliant cast has been selected to do the job, and DHS is confident that they will perform brilliantly! The production will be performed in the third term and DHS looks forward to seeing you all there.

JUNE EXAMINATION TIMETABLE 2015

DAYDATE8910111213
Mon8/06ENGFAL / AFRFALTECHNOLOGYPHSC P1 / CNST / CATN P1LOENGFAL P1 / AFRFAL P1 / ZULFAL P1  
Tue9/06MATHEMATICSMATHEMATICSENGFAL P1 / AFRFAL P1 / ZULFAL P1ENGHL P2 / AFRHL P2ENGHL P2 / AFRHL P2 
Wed10/06LOENGHL P1/ AFRHLENGHL P1 / AFRHL P1LIFE SC / ECON P1 / GRDS P1BSTD 
Thu11/06ENGHL / AFRHLSS-HISTORYPHSC P2 / CATN P2ACCN / GEOG P1 / MCHT / VSLAENGHL P1 / AFRHL P1GEOG P2
Fri12/06ANA MATHSANA MATHSENGFAL P2 / AFRFAL P2 / ZULFAL P2PHSC P1 / CNST / CATN P1MATH P1 / MLIT P1 
Mon15/06SCHOOL HOLIDAY
Tue16/06 YOUTH DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Wed17/06SS-GEOGRAPHYNS - P
NW - P
LIFE SC / ECON P1 / TRSM / GRDS P1PHSC P2/CATN P2MATH P2 / MLIT P2 
Thu18/06NS - B / NW - BCREATIVE ARTSACCN / GEOG P1 / MCHT / VSLA
13H00: GEOG P2
ENGFAL P1 / AFRFAL P1 / ZULFAL P1LIFE SC / ECON P1 / TRSM / GRDS P1 
Fri19/06EMS
EBW
LOBSTDMATH P1 / MLIT P1PHSC P1 / CNST / CATN P1 
Mon22/06NS - P
NW - P
EMS
EBW
ENGHL P2/AFRHL P2MATH P2/MLIT P2PHSC P2 / CATN P2 
Tue23/06TECHNOLOGYENGHL P4LOECON P2 / GRDS P2 / TRSMENGFAL P2 / AFRFAL P2 / ZULFAL P2 
Wed24/06SS-HISTORYSS-GEOGRAPHYMATH P1 / MLIT P1ENGHL P1 / AFRHL P1ECON P2 / GRDS P2 
Thu25/06 ENGFAL / AFRFALECON P2 / GRDS P2BSTDLO 
Fri26/06CREATIVE ARTS NS - B
NW - B
MATH P2 / MLIT P2ENGFAL P2 / AFRFAL P2 / ZULFAL P2ACCN / GEOG P1 / MCHT / VSLAGEOG P2

15 May 2015

COMPUTERS FOR SALE 

The school has upgraded the computers in the computer room and we now have second hand computers available. Dual Core are R2000 and the other computers are R1500. Please enquire at the secretaries.

ATKV APPLOUS - NEWCASTLE 

On Monday, 11 May, the DHS Choir took part in the “Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging’s” choir competition as a non-Afrikaans, inexperienced choir The quality of the other choirs was brilliant and the day very long, but we are incredibly proud of our choir on their achievement of Bronze.

The hard work and dedication paid off, as the choir sounded amazing and moved the audience emotionally. We look forward to our next and last performance of the term on Friday, 22 May, with the NKZN Youth Choir and other choirs thst were invited.

SPEECH COMPETITION 

The Emahlaleni Orator’s Competition was held on 25 April at Ferrum High School in Newcastle. Eight of our learners excelled in their speeches and were awarded gold and silver certificates respectively.

Gold Certificates: Wandile Khumalo, Atiyyah Ameen, Zhen Lee Wang, Krushil Sewmangal, Jessica Roelofse and Keshmiel Govender.

Silver Certificates: Trishen Pillay and Samkelo Ndlela.

Well done to the above learners. We hope to see you at the SA Nationals!

SPEECH AND DRAMA 

The Speech and Drama Festival took place from 28 – 30 April. Well done to all who participated. The adjudicator was very impressed with the standard of performances. All presentations were entertaining and well performed. The following learners will receive their Honours Certificate for Speech and Drama at the Annual Prize Giving : Atiyyah Ameen, Jehan Ebrahim, Nabeela Khan and Sadiyah Malek.

Congratulations and well deserved. The Speech and Drama Department would like to encourage more learners to participate, as this will help boost their confidence. It also assists learners to speak and read fluently. We are looking forward to hosting a Drama evening soon.

SPORT VS LADYSMITH 

On Saturday, 9 May, we played sport against Ladysmith. The scores were as follows:

Netballu/14A won 11-9u/15A lost 5-13u/16A lost 16-21u/16B won 12-42nd drew 12-121st lost 10-11
Girls' Hockeyu/14 won 2-1u/16A won 4-0u/16B lost 0-12nd drew 0-0and 1st won 2-0 
Boys' Hockey2nd lost 1-21st drew 0-0    
Rugbyu/14 won 26-5u/15 lost 7-10u/16 lost 13-142nd won 10-81st lost 7-39 
ChessLost 4won 1drew 1   

WESSA 

On Wednesday, 27 May, the WESSA group will have their elimination round to determine which group will be going to Pietermarizburg in term 3. Many thanks to Mr Garner for assisting us in this matter.

SPORT VS VRYHEID HIGH 

Please note that in order to raise funds for the matric farewell, all spectators on 16 May (when we play Vryheid High School) will need to pay R10 to enter the sports grounds. Learners in full school uniform may enter free of charge. Learners in civvies will be turned away.

KZN INLAND GIRLS’ HOCKEY 

Congratulations to Christine Muller who was selected as a member of the u14 B Inland Hockey team. What a fantastic achievement!

Simone Millar, Soené Kolesky and Surina Gregory will be attending final u18 trials on Sunday, 17 May, at PMB Girls’ High. We wish you all the best and hope you return with good news. We are incredibly proud of you.

11 May 2015

DHS vs LHS 

On Saturday, 9 May, Dundee High travelled to Ladysmith to play against LHS.  LHS is a big school and a tough opponent, but our teams performed to the best of their ability and made DHS proud.  The results were as follows:

Rugby:

The under 14s won 26-5; the under 15s lost 7-10 and the under 16s also lost 13-14 after a very tight match.  The DHS second team pulled a victory of 10-8 and unfortunately the first team had an unsuccessful day, losing 7-39.  The first Rugby team and coach would like to say a special thank you to Cronjè Stadler of Microsure for their generous sponsorship and support.

Netball:

Under 14A won 11-9; under 15A lost 5-13; under 16A lost 16-21; under 16B won 12-4; the second team drew 12-12 and the first team lost 10-11.

Boys’ Hockey:

The second team unfortunately lost 1-2 but the first team played a tough match and drew 0-0.

Girls’ Hockey:

The girls had a very successful day, with the under 14s winning 2-1; the under 16As winning 4-0 and the first team winning 2-0.  The under 16Bs unfortunately lost their match 1-0 and the second team drew 0-0.

Well done to each and every player that contributed to the strength of their team; winning isn’t everything; it’s how you play the game.  Thank you to LHS for hosting and for all the DHS staff, drivers and coaches that attended.  DHS looks forward to their next upcoming round of games against Vryheid High School on home turf.

4 May 2015

BOY’S HOCKEY TOUR TO BLOEMFONTEIN 

Over the past school holidays, Mrs Raffenberg accompanied the first boy’s hockey team to Bloemfontein for some hockey fun.  The tournament was well organised and had the opportunity to play a match every day and had to compete against bigger schools who were used to astro turf, but the DHS boys did well.  They lost only one game, drew two and won two games.  Larnell Nero was awarded the “mid-fielder” of the tournament!  It must be mentioned that the DHS hockey boys displayed excellent behaviour and truly made their school proud.  They were the only school there with any kind of school spirit and as a result their matches were well-supported by the other schools, especially the girls!  

The first team would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all their sponsors who cannot be repaid for their support and kindness.  These sponsors truly contributed to the success of the Bloemfontein tour.  A special thank you to Churchyard and Umpleby and Mr Naidoo for the lovely jackets.  Also, a thank you to Mr and Mrs Maree of Glendee for sponsoring the practice T-shirts for the team.  The first team would like to assure you that they were good ambassadors!

KZN NETBALL TRIALS 

Several DHS netball girls have been selected for the next round of Trials.  They will be representing Umzinyathi at Hoy Park in Durban.  Congratulations to Andy Magubane and Sibahle Shabalala (under 13); Snegugu Zwane, Luyanda Xaba, Mfundo Makhoba and Sisanda Thango (under 14); Sandra Smith, Lethiwe Mathonsi and Zanethemba Kunene (under 15); Minenhle Ndlovu, Simangaye Nkwanyana and Ziyanda Ngwane (under 16); Saziso Khumalo, Zethembiso Zindela, Zenani Gombela, Londeka Nyathi and Sisanda Mtshali (under 17); Bongiwe Ntshangase and Langa Nxumalo (under 18) and Sinothile Ndlazi (under 19).  

BLOODBANK 

The Bloodbank arrived at DHS on 21 April to collect blood units.  After a day of smiles and bravery, 88 units of blood were collected.  It was also announced that DHS was the top school with the highest number of units donated in 2014.

20 Apr 2015

SPORT AGAINST PONGOLA 

On Saturday, 18 April 2015, Dundee High competed against Pongola High School in the first Winter sport games of the second term.  The scores were as follows:

HOCKEY 

Two of our teams played against Pongola High. The u/16 team had a very competitive game and was 1-0 down after the first half.  They fought back and played great hockey in the second half and managed to beat Pongola High with a score of 2-1. The first team girls also played extremely well and ended up winning with a final score of 4-1.  Their speed and ability to play together as a team astounded spectators and we are excited to see what the future holds for this team in the upcoming season.

RUGBY 

The u/15 boys played very well and won with an unbelievable score of 42-12.  The first team rugby boys had a close game and won 20-14.

NETBALL 

The u/14s had an exciting match against Pongola and managed to beat them 20-14.  The first team also played very well and

ROLBAL in Bloemfontein 

Die KZNCB rolbalspan met Ruben Kenchenten en Will Fourie as deel van die span het ‘n goue medalje verower by die Suid-Afrikaanse Ontwikkelingstoernooi vir o/19 spelers in Bloemfontein. 

SPORTWENI NETBALL TOUR 

The DHS first team Netball girls travelled to Port Shepstone during the holidays, 7-11 April.  The players gained a lot of experience at the Sportweni centre; new warm up skills, coaching, training, the latest netball rules and team building skills.  The coaches commented that the DHS girls were easy to work with and they were always called upon for the demonstration sessions.  The DHS girls played nine matches and won five of them.  A special thank you to the first team coach, Ms N. Nxumalo and Mrs Madondo for all their hard work and encouragement.

MATRIC TEA 

On Thursday, 16 April, six of our prefects were invited to attend the annual St. Dominic's Academy Matric Tea. It was an elegant afternoon, well organised and presented, and an exciting experience for the DHS learners.  A learner from each visiting school had to present a short speech and many inspirational and up building speeches were delivered which benefited all in attendance. The occasion afforded our DHS learners the opportunity to meet learners from local schools and to bond.  A special thank you to St. Dominic’s for hosting this special event.

13 Apr 2015

HOËRSKOOL DUNDEE SE SPIESGOOI KAMPIOEN 

Jan-Frederik van Zyl het die naweek van 25 – 28 Maart 2015 deelgeneem aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Hoërskole Atletiek in Rustenburg by die Royal Bafokeng Stadium. 

Hy behaal 9de plek, met ‘n afstand van 52,93m en is onder die top tien 0/15 seuns vir spiesgooi in SA. (hoewel hy ‘n ouderdomsgroep ouer moes deelneem.)  Knap gedaan  Jan-Frederik! 

PLAASLIKE TALENT HOU HOËRSKOOL DUNDEE SE NAAM HOOG! 

Edrich Nortjé het onlangs gekwalifiseer vir die Springbokstoeispan wat later vanjaar in Switzerland gaan deelneem. Hy het die Grieks Romeinse styl in die kadetafdeling (o/17) vir sy gewig gewen. 

Hoërskool Dundee is besonders trots op hierdie uitstekende prestasie en wens hom alle voorspoed toe in sy voorbereiding vir die volgende toernooi. 

U/16 HOCKEY GIRLS MAKE DHS PROUD 

On Tuesday, 31 March 2015, the u/16 hockey girls left for Margate to attend a hockey coaching clinic and tournament at Margate Sport School.  The next morning an amazing guest speaker – former Sharks player, Jacques Botes – spoke to the girls about work ethic and dedication fuelled by passion.  His words hit home as the girls were faced with a tremendous task of competing against u/18 teams from across the country.  They made lasting friendships with girls from Louis Trichardt and showed tremendous determination and perseverance when they beat Zeerust and Randburg in the tournament.  We would like to thank Ismail’s Trading Store, Debbie Catlett, E.T. Khumalo,  Thembalihle Mashazi and Mzwandile Nxumalo for their valued sponsorships. 

30 Mar 2015

VOORTREKKER DAY 

On Saturday, 28 March, several DHS busses departed before a shred of sunrise could be glimpsed on the horizon.  The rugby, netball and hockey teams were abuzz with excitement and, upon arriving, really behaved in a way that made DHS proud.  The results were as follows:

Hockey – played against Wartburg and drew 0-0; then moved onto play Voortrekker High and won 1-0 and finally lost to Richardsbay 0-1.

Rugby – The U/14 boys had a very convincing victory; the U/15s unfortunately lost their match; U/16s won 14-3; and the first team won 12-7.  A special thank you to Chris Purcell from Evo Lubricants for his generous sponsorship.  

First team Netball Girls played excellently and DHS is very proud to announce that the girls made it to the semi-finals. They played against Lady of Fathima (drew 6-6), Voortrekker (lost 14-12), King Edward High (won 14-1) and lost in the semi -final against Richardsbay. DHS is indeed looking forward to a great season and wish them well for the upcoming tour to Sportweni.

DHS vs ST DOMINC'S ACADEMY 

Last Wednesday, DHS hosted a round of winter sport against St. Dominic’s Academy.  The netball ladies performed well, winning all their matches against St. Dom’s.  U14/15 won 18-1; second team won 27-3 and the first team won 26-4.  The hockey matches were incredibly tight, with DHS drawing most of their matches.  The second boys’ hockey team drew 0-0 and the first boys’ team also drew 1-1.  The second girls’ team drew 1-1 and our first team ladies finished with an excellent 4-0 victory!  Thank you to St. Dominic’s for the tough competition and for travelling to DHS!

 

DHS NETBALL COACHES EXCEL 

The coaches of our first team, second team and under 16 team participated in an inter-departmental tournament, at the Oval, on Wednesday 25 March. They played great netball and all received trophies. They were the winning team. Well done ladies!


N. Nxumalo (first), N. Mchunu (second) and L. Madonodo (under 16)

23 Mar 2015

GIRLS' UMZINYATHI HOCKEY TRIALS 

Many of our DHS hockey girls attended the trials on Friday, 20 March.  Soenè Kolesky, Zanele Ndlovu, Surina Gregory, Simone Millar, Karla Müller and Zama Bhengu all came in the top sixteen and made the under 19 team.  Kelly Ngobese and Melissa van Aswegen are the non-travelling reserves.  Chantè Groenewald, Jongisa Lembethe and Nomcebo Ndlovu made the under 16 side.  The u/14 girls showed tremendous talent.  We would like to congratulate Tamarah Grieson, Nongcebo Mbatha, Abigail Box, Gabby Carter, Nosipho Hlope, Christien Muller and Cheryl Ngobese for being selected to represent the u/14 Umzinyathi team.  Their first tournament will be held on 1 May 2015 in Pietermaritzburg. 

DHS FISHING 

The learners from Dundee High went fishing at Mahawane Dam during the past weekend. Everyone caught fish and had a great weekend. Reuben Kenchenten caught the most fish ending up with a total of 61 fish. Mikaile Nanan caught the biggest barbel and Steven Layton caugh the biggest carp. Thanks to Mr Kenchenten for getting us to our destination safely.  A total of 157 fish were caught and were released back into the dam. 

Louisa Kock, our exchange student, also decided that she wanted take part in this novel experience and caught 3 lovely carp on her first camping trip ever. We'll done. 


Louisa Kock


Ruben Kenchenten

ENDUMENI NETBALL TRIALS 

At the netball trials held on Friday 20 March the following girls from Dundee High were chosen to represent  Endumeni:

/14:
S Zwane
S Thango
L Xaba
M Makhoba
S Mamela

/16:
M Ndlovu
S Nkwanyana
Z Ngwane
N Masimula
L Ntshele

/17:
S Kumalo
Z Zindela
M Ndlovu
S Mthombeni
L Nyathi
Z Gombela
S Mtshali

/18:
L Nxumalo
B Ntshangase


The under 15 results are not available yet.

We wish them all the best for the next round.

DUNDEE HIGH FUN DAY 

Op 21 Maart 2015 het Hoërskool Dundee hul eerste pret sportdag gehou! Die leerders het hulself gate uit geniet in die swembad en boeresport gespeel tot laatmiddag.  We hope to have many fun days like this where learners can simply enjoy themselves.  Dit was ‘n wonderlike manier om van oortollige stres ontslae te raak en leerders het tydens die boeresport hul wortels in die Afrikaanse kultuur gaan vind.

16 Mar 2015

BOYS' HOCKEY TRIALS 

The DHS hockey boys enjoyed a really great day of beautiful hockey at Hockey trials. The boys played four matches in total. Unfortunately, their first opponents did not arrive, so DHS played Carter High School twice. The results were as follows: in their first match against Carter High, DHS won 1-0. DHS then moved on to play Grace College and despite attacking the whole match, they failed to convert any goals, eventually losing 1-0. Their second match against Carter High resulted in a 1-1 draw and the final match of the day against Wembley College resulted in a 2-0 victory! The boys will be informed at a later stage as to whether they were selected for the KZN Inlands team. Regardless of the selections, the boys made DHS and their manager, Mrs Raffenberg, very proud as they were the only team attending from Northern Natal!

DAILY NEWS AND ROATARY PUBLIC SPEAKING 

Over the past few weeks, five DHS teams worked on speeches that sought to identify, tackle and solve local problems. They competed against each other until two winning teams were selected to represent Dundee High in the preliminary round of the competition. These two teams went up against Sarel Cilliers and Inkamana High School (Vryheid). It was a tough competition as all the teams displayed a mature approach to some serious problems. Finally, the judges selected a team from Inkamana High as runners up, and the DHS team, made up of Atiyyah Ameen, Wandile Khumalo and Sadiyah Malek, as the winners. Both these teams will move on to compete in the semi-finals in Newcastle this week. We wish these teams all of the best. Congratulations to Nomalungelo Mkhize, Trishen Pillay and Zhen Lee Wang who made up the second DHS team and surely learnt a lot from their first experience of this competition. A special thank you to the adjudicators which had the very tough job of deciding the winners and to the members of Rotary who attended to support the competition. DHS would like to encourage more local schools to get involved in this competition as it teaches valuable skills!


front 3 seated are the winning team:
Atiyyah Ameen, Wandile Khumalo and Sadiyah Malek

ATHLETICS 

The following athletes from Dundee High (Umzinyati District) did very well during the KZN championships in Durban. JanFrederik van Zyl (javelin Gold), Surina Gregory (Long jump Silver), Lethiwe Mothonsi (100mbronze).  We'll done DHS!

ATKV OLIMPIADE 

Elke jaar neem Hoërskool Dundee leerders deel aan die jaarlikse Afrikaanse ATKV Olimpiade. FC Nortjé, C Ollewagen, M Peddie, C de Jager en N Janse van Rensburg het uitsonderlik presteer. Die bogenoemde huistaal kandidate het die top twintig van die provinsie gehaal en J Roelofse het top twintig behaal in Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal. Hoërskool Dundee is besonders trots op ons leerders wat hul passie vir die taal voortleef.

MUDMAN 

Very full buses left for the Midmar Dam on Saturday to set up camp with the Cordwalles parents. Camp was soon set up and it was time for some fun: first up, a very big cricket match with very complicated rules. Then it was time for a night run. As the DHS camp site settled down for the night, the weather became a little scary; high winds could be heard rushing over the dam, resulting in many people packing up in the middle of the night There were many broken and smashed gazebo’s and a few collapsed tents…. Anyway the DHS learners woke up to a beautiful summer’s day at the dam. Great fun was had and all the DHS multi sport athletes did very well both in the individual and team events.

Gabby Carter, took first in her age group and was the first lady overall in Half distance swim. Joshua Donaldson did the half distance Paddle, and also came first in his age group. Well done to the two of you! Thank you to Kobus and Amanda Muller who sponsored the meat for the evening’s braai. Thank you to Posselt Lauwrens for driving the sprinter and lastly to Mrs Carter for being so awesome.

Congratulations to the following learners who took part in the Cordwalles Mudman and completed the half individual event: Gabby Carter ( 1st in Age + 1st Female overall), Stephan Fereirra , Brandon Grondein , Jessica Shannahan, Caide Sharp, Bryce Sharp, Caitlyn Mitchell , Duane Lauwrens, Keaton von Rauenstein, Rachel Steenkamp, Joshua Donaldson (paddle - 1st in Age group), Kayla Tredoux and Abby Box. Congratulations to Christiaan van Dyk who completed the Individual distance. DHS also had a few teams that completed the full distance. Congratulations to: Cheree Ollewagen and Siphumele Gumede; Nadia Raffenberg, Dylan Mare and Karla Muller; Muhammed Ebrahim and Tian Wang; Chantel Carter, Jancu Kotze and Luske Kritzinger; Sinethemba Vilakazi, Cebo Ntshangase and Thembeka Masuku.

9 Mar 2015

BOWLS 

The following DHS learners were selected for the KZNCB team:  Ruben Kenchenten, Tumelo Molefe, Cebelihle Kubheka, Will Fourie and Tian Wang.   These talented young players will go and play in the South African Development Tournament for under 19 players, in Bloemfontein, from 6-10 April.

DHS vs NHS 

On Saturday, the rain held off long enough for Dundee High to host its first round of winter sport against Newcastle High School.  Congratulations to all the teams that participated and a big thank you to NHS for travelling to give DHS a run for their money.  Thank you to all the local supporters for spurring the teams on from the side lines.  The results of the day were as follows:

Netball - 14A won 11-8; 14B played against a mixed A and B NHS team and therefore there was no formal results recorded.  15A lost 22-2; 15B drew 3-3; 16A lost 12-15; 16B won 10-8.  The second team drew 12-12 and the first team won 18-11.  Well done ladies!


Tracksuits made by social development
and sponsored by Mpati Pharmacy

Girls' Hockey - The under 14's won 5-0 after playing a beautiful game and demonstrating enormous potential for a brilliant future in DHS hockey.  The under 16's won 2-1.  The first team played a brilliant match, working together as a cohesive unit, maintaining great spirit and enthusiasm while playing fast passing hockey.  The girls couldn't finish on many of their goal shots, yet were still able to win 6-1!  The goal of the match is awarded to Karla Müller who played a fantastic rebound "cricket shot" out of the air and over the goalies head!

Boys' Hockey - The first team won their match 2-0!  Well done boys!

Rugby - The under 14's had a convincing victory of 22-0.  The under 15's also had a brilliant victory with a crushing 52-0 final score.  The under 16's won their match 22-12 after a great match against NHS' third team.  The second team unfortunately lost 14-5 and the first team lost 19-7.

Athletics 

The Umzinyathi Athletics Championships took place recently at DHS.  Four districts took part: Nqutu, Msinga, Umvoti and Endumeni.  The day started off rainy, but the athletes and supporters enjoyed every moment of the day.  Congratulations to the following 13 athletes who achieved either first or second place in their respective events:  Jan Frederick van Zyl, Emogène van der Schyff, Colin Scott, Christene Müller, Samu Thwala, Nokuphila Sokhela, Surina Gregory, Abigail Tiley, Bongumenzi Ntuli, Chantè Groenewald, Lwandile Mdladla, Lethiwe Mathonis and Sizwe Malakoane.  These athletes will now move on to take part in the Provincial KZN School Championships (13-14 March).  DHS would like to congratulate them for their success this far and wish them all of the best in the upcoming round!

2 Mar 2015

MULTISPORT

The DHS Multisport group had a fun-filled camp out on the Carter farm on Saturday, 28 February. Early the next morning, two DHS busses departed for Albert Falls Dam. The DHS multisport team is bursting at the seams with keen athletes and all were there in full force to participate in the Epworth Mudman. Congratulations to all the tri-athletes who took part and completed their events. A special congratulations to Joshua Donaldson, who came first in his age group in the Half Paddle event, Gabby Carter, who came first overall in her age group in the Half Swim event, and Christian van Dyke, who came second in his age group for the Full Swim event. Thank you to Mrs Carter for her enthusiasm and never-say-die attitude which spurs the DHS multisport athletes on and also to the drivers. DHS looks ahead to the next Mudman event with great eagerness!

SUPPORT OUR TEAMS

The DHS first team netball, hockey and rugby learners will be waitressing at Spur every Tuesday evening in an effort to raise much needed funds for their teams. DHS would like to encourage learners, staff, parents and friends to come and support our athletes.

23 Feb 2015

DHS INTER-HOUSE GALA
On 4 February 2015 Dundee High School had their annual Inter-House Gala. Ons is besonders trots op al die leerders wat deelgeneem het. Thanks to all parents and old scholars who took the afternoon off to support our swimmers. Dit het 'n wonderlike atmosfeer afgelewer.

Congratulations to the following learners who won various trophies.
  • David Jacobs het die GEMCO trofee gewen vir 100m Vryslag Ope vir Seuns.
  • Caide Sharp won the James & Jody Mitchell Trophy for the fastest time 50m Freestyle (Boys) as well as the Malcolm Ronald Trophy for the Senior Victor Ludorum.
  • Jehan Ebrahim won the Snyman and Reusch Trophy for the Senior Victix Ludorum and the Alborough Trophy for 100m Freestyle Open Girls.
  • Gabby Carter won the Rheini Heunis Trophy for the fastest time 50m Freestyle (girls), the Crookes Trophy for Junior Victrix Ludorum and the Old Boys Trophy for 100m Freestyle Girls 13 - 14.
  • Bryce Sharp won the Biggarsberg Sport Association Trophy for the Junior Victor Ludorum an dthe Jerreds trophy for 100m Freestyle boys 13 - 14.
  • Abigail Tiley won the Wrights Trophy for 100m Freestyle Girls 15 - 16.
  • Fergus Donaldson won the Reids trophy for 100m Freestyle Boys 15 - 16.
We are extremely proud to have such wonderful talent in our school!
HOCKEY
On Saturday,the DHS 1st Girls' Hockey Team, The Spartans, took part in the annual Spar Hockey Tournament hosted Pionier. With very little warm-up time the girls unfortunately lost their first game against Ferrum, however, they then went on to beat Utrecht, Newcastle and Vryheid which meant a place in the semi-final. After the last pool game, the girls had a five minute break and then went onto play a physically challenging semi-final against St Dominic's Academy. The girls played with courage and dug deep to emerge as 1-0 victors. This meant a place in the finals against our first opponents; Ferrum. Dead tired after playing two games back to back, the girls bravely took to the fields with the support of all the other schools. It was a fast-paced, exciting, evenly contested match-up with neither side backing down. Ferrum finally got a goal in, giving them a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, a superb goal by Captain Surina Gregory, from a short corner, was disallowed, which meant DHS was unfortunately placed as Tournament runners-up. The spirit, skill, teamwork and utter dedication by these hockey girls shone through with many supporters and spectators paying multiple compliments to the team. You've made us proud and we look forward to a smashing season ahead!
RUGBY
DHS took on Hoërskool Vrede at the the Sarel Cilliers Rugby day, held on Saturday. The inexperienced DHS side which has seen many changes since last season showed lots of individual talent and ability, but they were unfortunately beaten by a more experienced Vrede, 19 to 5. The team showed moments of brilliance when the boys came together as a unit and this bodes well for the season ahead. The First Rugby team would like thank everyone for their support and would like to remind the public to come out and support DHS on their home field, when they take on Newcastle High, on the 7th of March.

16 Feb 2015

Hermannsburg Mudman
Op Saterdag die 14 Februarie 2015 het die DHS Multisport atlete 'n warm, sonnige Dundee verlaat om na 'n ysige Hermannsburg te vertrek. Due to the mist, an orange floatation device was compulsory in the swim. Geluk word toegewens aan Gabby Carter. Stephen Fereirra, Dylan Mare, Brandon Grondein, Jessica Shannahan, Caide Sharp, Bryce Sharp, Dewald Wait, Janco Kotze, Duane Lauwrens en Keaton von Rauenstein wat die half distansie individulele wedren voltooi het.

9 Feb 2015

DHS swims the Midmar Mile
Ons was geseënd met 'n pragtige dag vir 'n swem in die dam. Congratulations to the following DHS swimmers for their swim! David Jacobs, Thealise Jacobs, Jehan Ebrahim, Shephan Ferreira, Nadia Raffenberg, Gabby Carter, Mrs. Venter and Mrs. Carter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the swimmer who went missing on Saturday.
DHS brings India to Dundee!
On the 3rd of February 2015, the learners at DHS had a fun filled day with their first ever colour festival! Die leerders het hulself gate uit geniet en die nuwe jaar met baie kleur en gees begin! Die fees het die laaste deel van die graad-8-ontgroening beklemtoon, waar die klein 'kuikentjies' die ware gees van Hoërskool Dundee beleef het. We look forward to an amazing 2015 with many enthusiastic learners who have found a great family at Dundee High.

2 Feb 2015

TOP TEN
DHS held its Top Ten Awards Assembly last Wednesday. Congratulations to the following learners who achieved a top ten position for their term 4 2014 academic results. (The names are ranked form first to tenth.)

Grade 8: K. Govender, K. Thom, P. Mdletshe, T. Wang, C. Gopie. R. Nair, E. Nortjé, M. Sithole, C. Ollewagen and S. Ndwandwe.

Grade 9: D. Maré, S. Ximba, C. Odendaal, M. Papazaharias, K. Sewmangal, S. Singh, B. Tshabalala, C. de Jager, M. Zondo and Z. Zulu.

Grade 10: S. Gumede, Z. Wang, F. Langa, H. Khan, Z. Zindela, N. Mkhize, S. Mthombeni, V. Ndawonde, J. Viljoen and E. Coetzee.

Grade 11: A. Ameen, S. Malek, J. Ebrahim, Z. Gumede, A. Malinga, S. Millar, N. Khan, K. Ranjith, A. Thom and N. Masina.

Well done to these learners. DHS wishes them all of the best for their academic achievements in 2015 and would like to encourage all learners to strive to achieve their academic best!
ATHLETICS DAY
DHS hosted its annual athletics day on Friday, 30 January. The rain held off to allow all participating to enjoy a warm and sunny day and the DHS spirit was flying high thanks to a very enthusiastic group of matrics. Thank you to all the learners who took part and expended themselves on the field and to the staff of DHS who helped co-ordinate and run the day. Results will be posted at a later stage.
BRANDON HALFORTY
Over December, Brandon Halforty represented KZN at the SA Championships which were held at Bloemhof, North West. At these championships, different provinces fished against each other and 100 juniors were invited to another round of trials. It was then announced that Brandon was selected to represent the Junior Protea Team which consists of the top five juniors from the National Trials. In August, Brandon will be travelling to Nambia to represent South Africa. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement. Your school is incredibly proud of you.
CHELMSFORD CHALLENGE
The Chelmsford Challenge took place this past weekend and as always, DHS arrived in full support. The DHS spirit was powerfully contagious. DHS had 40 entries and won the trophy for the school with the most participants for the 11th year in a row. That trophy has a very comfortable spot in the DHS trophy cabinet. Special mention must be made of Mrs Venter who swam the 3km distance and then swam the 1km as well to support the DHS learners. David Jacobs raised serious suspicion of being half fish and had to be searched for fins and gills after he swam the 3km, 1km and half kilometre races. A special thank you to Mrs Carter for encouraging learners to swim and to Mr Jacobs for donating the meat used at the celebratory braai after the challenge. DHS looks forward to the upcoming Midmar Mile.

26 Jan 2015

DUNDEE HIGH HIKING CLUB's EXCURSION TO THE DRAKENSBERG
The Dundee High Hiking Club went on an adventurous day-trip to Witsieshoek in the Drakensberg on Saturday the 24th of January. The brave learners under the guidance of Mrs Raffenberg and Mrs du Plessis really pushed their limits by completing the chain ladder hike in the Northern Drakensberg near Sentinel Peak. This is one of the most scenic and rewarding of all hikes accessible to day visitors anywhere along the escarpment of the Drakensberg. Na 'n uitdagende toets van uithouvermoë, vasbeslotenheid en suiwer moed het almal die angswekkende kettingleer roete geklim. Hulle het 2629 meter bo see-vlak op die rand van die amfiteater gesit en die Tugela-Gorge van bo af bewonder. Dit was werklik 'n besonderse dag vol avontuur en adrenalien met besigtigings van arende, bobbejane en pragtige inheemse blomme. They look forward to their next adventure where the greatness of God is celebrated in the beauty and splendour of His creation.
BOWLS
Bowls trials took place this past weekend and the following players were selected for KZN Bowls. A Team: Ruben Kenchenten. B Team: Cebu Kubeka. Team C: Tumelo Molefe. Reserves: Will Fourie and Tian Wang. Congratulations!
FISHING
During the December holidays, eight DHS boys represented KZN while fishing at the SA Championships. They travelled to Bloemhof Dam to participate. It was a great experience and the boys finished very well. The team would like to thank Mr Kenchenten and Mrs Swart for accompanying the boys and a huge thank you to all the sponsors. Without their contribution, brilliant fishing experiences like this would not be possible!
VISVANG
Saterdag die 24ste Januarie het Hoërskool Dundee se visvangklub na Chelmsforddam toe gegaan vir 'n uitstekende dag se visvang. Geluk word toegewens aan Mikaile Nanan wat die swaarste sak visse ingeweeg het - 'n besonderse 25kg!!! Dankie vir 'n wonderlike dag van lekker visvang en aan mnr Boshoff wat die bus bestuur het.

24 Nov 2014

Michaelis Challenge
On Saturday, 22 November, Christian van Dyk took part in the Michaelis Challenge, held at the Bloomveld Dam outside Vryheid. He raced in the 20km MTB event and came second in his age category. Well done Christian; you make DHS very proud!

17 Nov 2014

Helping Hands
This year DHS Helping Hands worked really hard in a short space of time. They raised funds in two days through cake sales. On 11 November, Helping Hands visited the Othandweni Crèche in Sibongile township. Mrs Odendaal, Mrs Madondo and a few of the Helping Hands school girls spent time with the little ones. The girls handed out Christmas gifts. Ms Phiwo Dlamini, the founder, could not stop smiling when she saw the DHS learners and teachers arrive. There was also a parent representative there who really voiced her appreciation for what DHS had done for the crèche and she was grateful for the love and care that the young DHS school girls showed their children. Though time was limited, their mission was accomplished. DHS would like to thank Mrs Boshoff, Mrs Odendaal, Mrs Kotze and Mrs Madondo. Thank you also to all the learners who assisted during the cake sale which helped make the day a success. Helping Hands has worked so hard and their reward was to see those young kids with huge smiles on their faces!
KZN Inland Cricket
Asmira Pather has been selected to represent KwaZulu Natal Inland Cricket Union at the Cricket South Africa U19 Girls' Cricket Week, taking place in Nelspruit, from 12-16 December. This is an outstanding achievement and DHS is incredibly proud of this talented young lady. DHS would like to wish Ashmira all of the best during the Cricket Week and is positive that she will represent her school with pride.
Condolences
The staff at Dundee High would like to extend their sincere condolences to the Aku family, after their tragic loss this past weekend. Aaquelah and her family will be in our thoughts and prayers. It is in difficult times like these, that we need to draw ever closer together in a spirit of love and support.

3 Nov 2014

DHS Art Tour
The DHS Grade 11 Art learners travelled to Durban and viewed many different art galleries along the way. What a privilege it was for the learners to see originals by Picasso, Matisse and Rodin, to name a few. The Grade 12 syllabus deals mainly with South African artists and many of these works can be seen in the Durban Art Gallery and the Tatham Art Gallery. Some of these artists include Irma Stern, Willie Bester, Jackson Hlungwane, Diane Victor, William Kentridge and others. The group also had the opportunity to be inspired by the local artist working at the BAT Art Centre in the Durban Small Craft Harbour. The artist was always ready to give advice and guidance to the young, eager DHS artlings. A highlight for all was the drumming session with the Talking Drum group and also the early morning Pilates sessions on the beach, to help stretch muscles as well as horizons! A huge thank you to Mrs Carter for accompanying the learners; hopefully this experience will help DHS art grow and reach new creative heights.

27 Oct 2014

DHS Prize Giving
DHS enjoyed a very formal and elegant prize giving on Thursday evening. The audience enjoyed a very inspiring speech by Dr Nické Theron, the guest speaker. DHS is incredibly proud of all the prize winners, but special mention must be made of Raessah Sader who was the Mathematical Literacy Dux winner and Anele Buthelezi who was the overall Dux winner. A special thank you to the parents and supporters who attended the evening, to the choir for their beautiful performance and to Mr Devereux for all of his hard work putting the evening together.

DHS is happy to announce the new prefects for 2015. In charge of the hostel this year will be Bongiwe Ntshangase as headgirl and Zithobe Gumede as headboy. Their team of hostel prefects is made up of Amanda Lamula, Sabelesihle Luthuli, Thembeka Masuku, Amanda Mthethwa, Siyabonga Ndlovu and Zanele Ndlovu.

The DHS prefect body will be led by Colin Scott (headboy) and Surina Gregory (headgirl) and their deputies Jehan Ebrahim and Wandile Khumalo. The rest of the prefects are as follow: Atiyyah Ameen, Zama Bhengu, Sarah-Jane Cherry, Nabeela Khan, Soené Kolesky, Sadiyah Malek, Amanda Malinga, Shanté Marais, Simone Millar, Karla Müller, Zanele Ndlovu, Anja Thom, Melissa van Aswegen, Heidi Wichmann, Gert Cronjé, Duncan Goertz, Zithobe Gumede, Brandon Halforty, David Jacobs, Nthando Kuzwayo, Sikhona Mbatha, Thando Sikhosana, Shane van Wyk and Wanele Zulu.

DHS is confident that these learners will perform their duty to the school excellently and uphold the school's excellent standard of leadership.
ST Dominic's Bundu Bash
DHS had around 36 representatives participating in the Bundu Bash at Utrecht this weekend. The DHS learners showed great spirit, despite not winning the prize for the school with the most entries, and they truly made their school proud. Congratulations to all the learners who completed their respective events. Special congratulations to Dylan Maré for coming second in his age category, David Jacobs for coming third in his age category, Brandon Grondein for coming third in his age category and Kevin Johnston for coming second in his age category.

20 Oct 2014

Amanda Malinga
Congratulations to Amanda Malinga who was awarded first place at the provincial level of the Grade 11 Financial Literacy Speech Competition. This competition was run by the KZN Financial Literacy Association, held on Friday, 17 October. Many months of hard work and preparation paid off as the judges were wowed by Amanda's speech: "Being your own Umpati." Amanda won herself an IPad and a bursary, valued at R70 000, to study an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Financial Planning. This prize was sponsored by FPi. The school also received a laptop and a data projector. Thank you to Mr Lippke and Mrs Nortje for their mentorship; the BCM subject advisers, for organising the competition at District level, and Mr Nortje for accompanying Amanda on Friday. Well done on your fantastic achievement Amanda, you have made DHS incredibly proud!
Mini-sport and culture prize giving
On Wednesday, 15 October, DHS held its mini-prize giving. Many sport and culture awards and trophies were handed out to the deserving prize winners. This is just a taste of the main prize giving which will be held on Thursday evening, 23 October, in the school hall. Parents wanting to attend can book tickets at the office. The prize giving will commence at 7pm sharp and DHS asks that all attending be seated well before the time.

29 Sep 2014

Canopy Tours
This past Saturday, 10 of our grade 11 learners travelled to the berg to have a fun-filled day of zip-lining (and for some a lot of screaming) through the trees. The Drakensberg Canopy Tour really did take nature to new heights! It was a lot of fun and the brave DHS learners had to overcome any fear of heights they may have had. A big thank you to Drakensberg Canopy Tours and Mr Devereux for organising this adventure; it must be said that the staff and guides really helped keep everybody safe and make the day very enjoyable. Thank you to Mr Vögel for driving a bus filled with girls; it could not have been an easy task!

22 Sep 2014

Financial Literacy Speech Competition
Amanda Malinga represented Endumeni at the Umzinyathi round, which she won! She will be representing Umzinyathi at the Provincial round on 17 October. Well done Amanda, and all of the best with the next round; you have made your school proud.
Fishing - KZN vs Gauteng
Eight boys from DHS represented KZN for fishing at Chlemford - Zones, this past Saturday. In spite of the freezing weather, the boys fished well and were awarded silver medals. Well done to all who participated and a special thank you to Mr Kenchenten for transporting everyone.
Sport
Last Wednesday, 17 September, the DHS first Cricket team played against Ferrum High and unfortunately lost their match, whereas the juniors played quite well.

The Girls' first Soccer team played against Talana on the same day and also lost their match 2-0.

15 Sep 2014

Matric Farewell
After many, many hours of preparation, the DHS grade 12s, elegantly paraded down the street and entered the gates of DHS, to find themselves travelling back in time to the luxurious age of the 1920's. The hall was exquisitely transformed with incredible attention to detail and the luxury of pearls, champagne (non-alcoholic of course) and silk could be enjoyed. The 1920's Chicago girls put on delightfully springy and quirky performance to keep the audience entertained. Hopefully the evening enabled the grade 12s to make many lasting memories they can carry with them through life. DHS would like to thank the many people from outside the school that helped make the evening a success, and especially the grade 11 learners who worked so hard along with their register teachers to pull off this amazing event. We wish the grade 12s all of the best during their upcoming trial examinations. Now is the final stretch before finals and the end of your high school career; make it count.
Dundee High cricket reigns supreme
On Wednesday the 10th of September Dundee High School's 1st XI and u/15 teams played cricket against Sarel Cilliers High School. The 1st XI game was a home fixture for Dundee High. Hoërskool Dundee het Sarel Cilliers ingestuur om eerste te kolf en Sarel Cilliers het 'n totaal van 110 lopies met nege paaltjies plat. Jonathan Benjamin bowled extremely well with figures of 4 wickets for 24 runs. Colin Scott also managed to keep the run rate down and take some wickets for Dundee High. Colin Scott het ook uitgeblink met die kolf en het 72 lopies gekry van 39 balle en was nie uitgeboul nie. Dundee High's 1st XI eventually beat Sarel Cilliers by 9 wickets. The U/15s played the away fixture and elected to bat first, and managed to rack up a score of 162 runs with only 4 wickets down. Elke kolwer het 'n bydrae gelewer tot die totaal, maar Nathaniël Benjamin het weereens uitgeblink met 55 lopies nie uit nie. Dylan Mare supported Nathaniël very well by also making 38 runs. In Sarel se kolfbeurt het Janco Kotze, Dylan Mare en Nathaniël Benjamin uitgeblink met die bal, en het uiteindelik Sarel Cilliers uitgeboul vir 81 lopies. Dundee High's u/15s beat Sarel by 81 runs.

Jonathan Benjamin has been selected for the President's XI to compete in a range of matches from October 2014 to February 2015 which is once again an amazing feat. Nathaniël Benjamin has also been chosen for the u/15 Kwazulu Natal Inland side. Congratulations to him.
Grade 12 Art Exhibition
The 2014 Matric exhibition will be held at DHS on 18 September, in the school staffroom, at 6pm. Tickets are R10 and will be available from the door. All are invited to attend and enjoy an evening of sophistication and creativity.
Mpati Mountain Race
Many of our DHS learners took part in the Mpati Mountain race held this past weekend. Congratulations to all the learners who completed their individual events!
Salga Games
Several of our DHS learners represented the school at the Endumeni Salga Games, held on 13 September. Sanele Radebe and Mzilikazi Khumalo represented DHS in the Rugby event. Sifundo Sibiya pariticpated in the Ingqathu event. Kuhle Zulu participated in the tennis round and Lusiwe Phungula in the Ladies' Soccer. Chanté Groenewald participated in the Long Jump, the 100m and the Shot Put and Nomhle Sibiya in the Netball and High Jump events. Nomhle made it to the Netball Squad and she also attained first position in the High Jump. Well done to all the learenrs who attended and participated!

1 Sep 2014

Cross Country
Nathaniel and Jonathan Benjamin took part in the KZN Cross County Championships, in Amanzimtoti, on 24 August. Jonathan finished in the top 10, in the under 17 age group, with a time of 23 minutes 6 seconds in six kilometres. Nathaniel finished in the top 15, in his under 14 age group category, with a time of 16 minutes 41 seconds, in four kilometres.
Fishing at Mahawane Dam
Mrs Swart and eight learners decided it was time to test new waters, and what a great weekend of fishing was had. Although the weather was literally freezing, the learners landed 49 fish over the course of the weekend. Layers of clothing were worn and the campfires were kept burning high, but despite the cold the learners had a great time and fished very well. Congratulations to Shane van Wyk who caught the most fish, with R. Kenchenten coming second and D. Lambert third. Congratulations to C. Groenewald for catching two fish on one line and also hooking a fish on the second rod, all at the same time; a fishing hat trick! DHS would like to thank A. Laloo for the great meal provided and a big thank you is also extended to the parents for their support and Mr Kenchenten for driving the bus. Next Saturday, DHS will be fishing at Ridge Gate in the school league. DHS wishes all the best to those participating; fish well!

Ingudlane Challenge
Saturday morning was cold and windy, yet that did not deter the excited DHS participants who looked forward to a heated day of biking and trail runs. There were a number of DHS learner and staff entries, for both the Mtb trail and the 10km trail run and fun walk. Well done to all who completed their event. Congratulations to the following learners: Christiaan van Dyk, who came third in the 40km Mtb race, and was the first junior overall. Kobus Muller came third in the 20km Mtb race and Mareli Maré did the girls proud, winning second female in the 20km mtb event. Nathan Padayachee was the first junior male to cross the line in the 10km trail run and Brandon Grondein came third in the junior category. Thank you to all who made the day possible and an enjoyable event. DHS multisport learners are looking forward to the Impati Mountain Race on 13 September.

22 Aug 2014

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.

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.
ESKOM EXPO FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS
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.

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.
SOCCER COACH
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.

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.
SOCCER
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!

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.
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
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.

Chins up - still a long season ahead and with practice and determination we are sure the tide will change!
TREVERTON BUNDU BASH
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!)

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!
NORTHERN KZN CRICKET FIXTURES
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.

30/8 vs VHS
3/9 vs NHS
6/9 vs LHS
13/9 vs FHS
1/11 vs St Doms
IMPORTANT DATES
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

18 Aug 2014

Staff
DHS welcomed Mr D. Halforty and Miss R. Honiball to the DHS staff last week Tuesday. Both will be teaching English HL and DHS is grateful for their willingness to help out with the sudden vacancy.
BUNDU BASH
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!) Congratulations to the following athletes: Caitlyn Mitchell and Simba Chawanda both came third in their respective age groups in the Dustbuster event. Christiaan van Dyk came first in his age group in the Chainsaw event and Soené Kolesky took third in her age group in the Chainsaw. Well done DHS; keep up the brilliant multi sporting spirit!
Choir Festival
DHS participated in a choir festival, in Newcastle, on Wednesday, 13 August. The DHS choir performed well and enjoyed the evening very much. Thank you to all who contributed to this experience.
Soccer
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.
Tennis
The DHS tennis team has had a difficult start to their season. They have played against St. Dominic's and Vryheid High School, but unfortunately lost both rounds.

1 Aug 2014

SCHOOL FUNDRAISING FOR SOUND EQUIPMENT
Congratulations to the following people who are the winners of the raffle:
3rd Prize (10 Movie contract from Chatz) : Shanti Mahabeer - drawn off Aqeela Khader's form.
2nd Prize (A weekend at Cayley Lodge) : Nqobile Ndwandwe - drawn off Thando Mbatha's form.
1st Prize (Z10 Blackberry) : Ettienne McFadden - drawn off Natalie Nortje's form.
Enjoy the fantastic prizes!

Special mention must be made of André Swiegers and Chanté Groenewald who sold the most tickets.

Thank you to all who supported this fundraising effort and thank you to Chatz Cellular Dundee for their continued support of DHS!
MATRIC CERTIFICATES
The 2013 Matric certificates have arrived and can be collected from the office.
GRADE 12 FINAL LIFE ORIENTATION EXAM
The final Life Orientation exam for the Grade 12s will be written on Thursday, 5 September. Ensure that you are prepared well in advance for this exam.
ACADEMIC TOP TEN
Congratulations to the following learners who all rank in the Top Ten of their grade for the second term.

  • Grade 8:
    Keshmiel Govender, Karl Thom, Tian Wang, Reece Nair, Claudio Gopie, Caitlyn Mitchell, Frederik Nortjé, Cheree Ollewagen, Muziwethu Sithole, Nicolene Van Rensburg
  • Grade 9
    Dylan Maré, Chanté Groenewald, Chinique Odendaal, Mercia Papazaharius, Carika De Jager, Phillip Schulze, Jessica Roelofse, Krushil Sewmangal, Sourav Singh, Bonigwe Tshabalala
  • Grade 10
    Siphumelele Gumede, Zhen Lee Wang, Muhamed Peer, Sandiswa Mthombeni, Fezeka Langa, Hafsa Khan, Victor Ndawonde, Zethembiso Zindela, Jessica Shanahan, Stephanus Coetzee
  • Grade 11
    Atiyyah Ameen, Sadiyah Malek, Jehan Ebrahim, Zithobe Gumede, Nabeela Khan, Amanda Malinga, Anja Thom, Simone Millar, André Swiegers, Taznita Kista
  • Grade 12
    Raeesah Sader, Gerald Bunge, Anele Buthelezi, Aadhil Moola, Sibonginkosi Mthembu, Siyabonga Lukhele, Qophelo Qwabe, Nqaba Mngomezulu, Nibha Ramkelewan, Erika Prinsloo
67 MINUTES FOR MANDELA DAY
Thanks to all the learners and educators who participated enthusiastically in the clean up last Friday.

Your hard work and dedication to this man is appreciated, however, remember that we shouldn't just wait for one day in a year to do some good, it should be a continuous event.
SPEECH AND DRAMA FESTIVAL
A friendly reminder that the Speech and Drama festival will place from 4 - 8 August. We wish all participants the best of luck... break a leg!
VKB RUGBY WEEK
Bongani Mtshali and Makwande Mabaso participated in the VKB Rugby Week where they represented Northern KZN at u19 level. The Northern KZN side won the tournament in both the sevens and the fifteen man code. Congratulations to these two boys who also received medals for their efforts.
GENIUS OLYMPIAD FINAL RESULTS
Finally the final official results are in and we are proud to announce that Wandile Khumalo has been awarded the following accolades and privileges:
  • A Gold Medal and Certificate for being in the Top 10 projects out of 30 different countries
  • Eligibility for a scholarship to study at Oswego State University in New York worth $18 000
  • A special invitation to participate in the ETA Eskom Awards to compete against 14 - 24 year olds for the grand prize of R30 000
  • A special invitation to participate at i-FEST fair in Tunisia next month from the president of the Tunisian Science Federation CATAST
Once again congratulations on these achievements and for holding our name high!
EXPO 2014
All the Expo learners are eagerly looking forward to presenting their projects for judging on 8 August at the Ladysmith Spar Centre. We wish them well.

The acclaimed Wandile Khumalo will also be a judge. Such an honour! Best of luck to all the participants and we look forward to many more gold medals!
U19 KZN CRICKET
Congratulations to Jonathan Benjamin who has been chosen as a member of the KZN u19 Cricket Training Squad. Keep up the hard work and we're sure to see your name in lights one day!
IMPORTANT DATES
Friday 1 August - WESSA Final
Saturday 2 August - KZNFBAU Annual Prize Giving
Monday 4 to Friday 8 August - Speech and Drama Festival
Tuesday 5 August - Blood Bank
Thursday 7 August - Control Tests begin
Friday 8 August - Expo
Saturday 9 August - Women's Day
Saturday 16 August - Treverton Bundu Bash

4 Aug 2014

Academic Top Ten
Congratulations to the following learners who rank in the Top Ten of their grade for the second term.
  • Grade 8:
    Keshmiel Govender, Karl Thom, Tian Wang, Reece Nair, Claudio Gopie, Caitlyn Mitchell, Frederik Nortjé, Cheree Ollewagen, Muziwethu Sithole and Nicolene van Rensburg.
  • Grade 9:
    Dylan Maré, Chanté Groenewald, Chinique Odendaal, Mercia Papazaharius, Carika de Jager, Phillip Schulze, Jessica Roelofse, Krushil Sewmangal, Sourav Singh and Bongiwe Tshabalala.
  • Grade 10:
    Siphumelele Gumede, Zhen Lee Wang, Muhamed Peer, Sandiswa Mthombeni, Fezeka Langa, Hafsa Khan, Victor Ndawonde, Zethembiso Zindela, Jessica Shanahan and Stephanus Coetzee.
  • Grade 11:
    Atiyyahh Ameen, Sadiyah Malek, Jehan Ebrahim, Zithobe Gumede, Nabeela Khan, Amanda Malinga, Anja Thom, Simone Millar, André Swiegers and Taznita Kista. Grade12: Raeesah Sader, Gerald Bunge, Anele Buthelezi, Aadhil Moola, Sibonginkosi Mthembu, Siyabonga Lukhele, Qophelo Qwabe, Nqaba Mngomezulu, Nibha Ramkelawan and Erika Prinsloo.
VKB Rugby Week
Bongani Mtshali and Makwande Mabaso participated in the VKB Rugby Week where they represented NKZN at u19 level. The NKZN side won the tournament in both the sevens and the fifteen code. Congratulations to these two boys who also received medals for their efforts.
Fishing
Dewald Wait has qualified as a fishing referee. Congratulations!
Cricket
During late March, DHS sent 12 enthusiastic cricketers to participate in the Northern Natal Cricket Trials. Four boys were selected to represent Northern Natal at Hilton College, namely Colin Scott, Gert Cronjé and Jonathan Benjamin, in the under 17 division, and Nathaniel Benjamin in the under 15 division. In April, the boys went to Hilton College to undergo more trials to make up a preliminary KZN Inland team. Jonathan was chosen for the under 17 KZN Inland team and Nathaniel was later called up for the under 15 KZN Inland team. In June, Jonathan and eight other KZN Inland players were invited for a fitness camp for the under 19 KZN Inland team. He was then selected to go for the South African regional trials, at Sahara Cricket Stadium, in July. During the opening of this cricket camp, it was announced that the SA regional trials were for a team to represent the under 19 World Cup 2016, that will take place in Bangladesh. The preliminary SA Team will be announced in January 2015.
Rugby
Snish Mpontshane, 17, might be the next rugby great bred by Dundee High. Snish has endured a grueling 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 has brought him to this level of competition. Now Snish is reaping the fruits of his hard work.


Gedurende die KZN proewe het Mnr Etienne Fynn, die direkteur van die Sharks Akademie, 'n belangstelling in Snish getoon. Hy was baie beindruk met sy spel, en het uiteindelik vir Snish 'n beurs aangebied van R 155 000.00 per jaar, sou hy belangstel om verder aan te bly by die Akademie. Snish het besluit om hierdie gulde geleentheid met albei arms aan te gryp, en gaan sy rugbytoekoms probeer bevorder by die Sharks Akademie in 2015. Ons hoop om Snish in die nabye toekoms in die Sharks se senior span te sien.

For the 2nd consecutive year Snish has managed to play himself straight into the starting lineup of the KZN Country Districts team. On Wednesday the 2nd of July, the KZN Country Districts team, departed for Worcester from Glenwood to participate in the annual Academy Week. Snish has made Dundee High School proud and we wish Snish all of the best for his rugby future.

28 Jul 2014

Matric Certificates
The 2013 Matric certificates have arrived and can be collected from the DHS office.
Mandela Day
On Friday, 25 July, DHS dedicated 67 minutes to Mandela Day which was missed due to the school holidays. Learners worked with their register teachers to devote 67 minutes to cleaning up the school and surrounding area. Many learners were dressed in garbage bags and gloves, cleaning up as much dirt as they could find, or painting and clearing classrooms. DHS would like to thank the learners and educators who took their 67 minutes seriously. It was sad to see that many of the public spaces and pavements that had been cleaned on Friday had already accumulated dirt and litter by Monday morning, but DHS is still very proud of what their learners were able to accomplish in such a small amount of time.
12 en learners, Siboyenkosi and Nonjabulo pick up litter in the streets
11eh learners show off all their bags of litter they collected from a nearby field
CHOIR FESTIVAL
On Friday evening, the Youth Choir hosted a Choir festival in the DHS school hall in order to raise funds for their tour. Dundee Junior performed first, followed by the Biggarsberg choir. It amazed and inspired the audience to hear such beautiful voices springing from such small children. The DHS Gospel Choir then performed and entertained and this made DHS very proud. The highlight of the evening, the NKZN Youth Choir, did not disappoint with a spectacular performance that sang to the heart of the audience. Finally all choirs massed together on stage for a final performance before the evening was over. The learners left the hall still singing, and as the school bus drove away a chorus of singing could still be heard down the street. Thank you to all who made the evening possible and especially to the learners who participated.

27 Jun 2014

IN MEMORIUM
It is with great sadness that the staff and learners of DHS mourn the loss of Minenhle Mdhlalose. Your courage and tenacity on the hockey field, as well as your bubbly personality will be greatly missed.
A special smile, a special face.
In our hearts, a special place.
Memories are a gift to treasure,
Ours of you will last forever.
CHOIR ROCKS!
Biggarsberg Primary School
Dundee Junior School
Dundee High School
NKZN YOUTH CHOIR

Friday 25 July18:45
Dundee High School Hall

Tickets available from Mrs Haschke
R50 per AdultR10 per child
Come and enjoy the show!
KZN YOUTH CHOIR
The following learners have passed the auditions and have been invited to the first camp where the final choir will be chosen.

Same Kunene, Nokubonga Xaba, Amanda Cilo, Sinenhlanhla Mahaye, Nicolene Janse van Rensburg, Minenhle Ndlovu, Sinenhlanhla Shezi, Langelihle Sithole, Siyanda Zondo, Naledi Vilakazi, Vuyowethu Ngobese, Koketse Phonela, Thabiso Hlela, Willem Fourie, Ewald Potgieter, Siqalala Shandu and Nelisa Mtshali.

Congratulations to these choristers! Best of luck with the final auditions. We know you'll make us proud!
KZN INLAND HOCKEY
Larnell Nero has been chosen for the KZN Inlands u/16 B boys' hockey team. He is the only boy from Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal which is indeed an honour and a showing of his talent. He will represent KZN at the boys' hockey tournament at Kearsney College during the holidays. We wish him fantastic and enjoyable Astro-hockey. We hope you will hone your talent whilst learning new skills and hold Dundee High School's name high.

Congratulations Larnell! We are very proud of you!
KZN COUNTRY DISTRICT HOCKEY
Further congratulations must be extended to Chanté Groenewald who will be representing the KZN Country District team at a tournament in Pietermaritzburg this holiday. We wish you all the best and know you will make DHS proud!
GOLD AT GENIUS OLYMPICS
Wandile Khumalo travelled to America this past week to represent South Africa at the Genius Olympics. Wandile was awarded this honour after receiving a gold medal and category prizes at the National Eskom Expo for Young Scientists with his project: A cheaper safety stove.

During his time in America, Wandile travelled to many well known landmarks and natural wonders such as Niagra Falls, The Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Washington DC to name but a few. Many friendships were formed with participants from around the world who were all very excited to know "A Zulu Guy" as was stated on his business card.

We are incredibly proud of Wandile who, against tough international competition of the brightest young scientists, managed to win Gold.

Well done Wandile! Your hard work and perseverance has paid off. We look forward to the slide show of your adventure, as well as reading the full article in The Courier.
IMPORTANT DATES
Friday27 JuneSchool closes
Monday21 JulySchool opens
Wednesday23 JulyHPM Parent Evening
Friday25 JulyChoir Rocks Choir Festival
Saturday26 July SAFBAF AGM and Colours Evening

26 May 2014

In Memorium
DHS was struck by the terrible tragedy of the sudden loss of Deon van Tonder. Many prayers are being said for Deon's family and friends, as this is a wound only God's love and comfort can heal. DHS misses Deon as a learner, a classmate, a friend and on the rugby field and memories of him will be held close to our hearts. - Psalm 147:3 "He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds."
Bloodbank
On Tuesday, 20 May, the Bloodbank visited DHS. The Bloodbank representatives from DHS took great initiative in driving this cause into the hearts of DHS learners. The result was 152 learners pitched to donate, and 122 units were collected. Well done DHS!
Rotary Exchange
DHS said farewell to Jules Alet on Wednesday, 21 May. Jules arrived from France, last year, with only a few words of English to help him get by, but he was able to deliver a fluent and beautiful speech in assembly before he left. It was amazing to see how much Jules accomplished during his year in SA. DHS would like to wish Jules a safe trip back to his family and friends!
Poetry Tour
The Poetry Club visited Shakaland from 9-11 May. Congratulations to Anele Buthelezi, Mzilikazi Khumalo and Ayanda Duze who received Participation Certificates. Ayanda Duze, Mfundo Madida and Simethembile Sibisi were awarded Certificates of Excellence. Well done to all our young poets and a special thank you to Mrs Madondo for organising this inspiring and enlightening experience.
Dundee High Rugby
On Saturday 24 April 2014, Dundee High School played their annual league fixture vs Vryheid High School. Ons O/14 seuns het goeie hardlooprugby ten toon gestel en Vryheid met 26 punte teenoor 19 geklop. Our U/15 boys also displayed an enterprising brand of rugby with fantastic offloads in the tackle that eventually led to them beating Vryheid 26-10. Ons O/16 rugby seuns het weer skoonskip gemaak en Vryheid baie oortuigend met 33 punte teenoor 0 getroef. Dundee High School's rugby future looks immensely promising.
Hockey
Saturday proved to be a great day for hockey with our teams playing fantastic hockey. Our little u/14's had a tough game and unfortunately lost. The u16 A team continued their unbeaten streak by winning 1 - 0 and the u16B's did their coach proud by drawing 0-0. The second team, riddled with injuries and absent players, played brilliantly and managed to draw 0 - 0. The First team played a great game of running hockey that proved very exciting to watch, and came off the field victorious with a score of 1-0.

The 2nd Boys' team had a tough game against larger, more experienced players, and unfortunately lost 0 - 1. The 1st team played a good game against their larger, more aggressive opponents. A very evenly matched game ended in a 1 -1 score line, which bodes well for the future of this very young 1st Boys' hockey team.
Netball
On the 24th of April 2014, Dundee High School played Netball against Vryheid High School. Our U/16A and U/15A Netball girls managed brilliant victories over the opposition. Well done to them. Our Netball girls played to the last minute. Congratulations to all the teams that made us proud. Looking forward to the last game.
DHS vs Sarel Cilliers
As the final round of matches approaches on Saturday, nerves and excitement are practically tangible. The sport will be hosted at Sarel CIlliers on Saturday. May the games begin!

19 May 2014

ATKV
Op die 12de Mei het Carilea de Jager (gr 9) en Edrich Nortje (gr 8) gaan deelneem aan die jaarlikse ATKV Redenaars Kompetisie, by Pionier. Albei het uitstekend gevaar en Edrich het deurgedring na die halfeindrondte op die 10de Mei, waar hy weereens die gehoor met die grootste oortuiging toegespreek het. Welgedaan julle!
DHS reunion
DHS celebrated its 130 reunion this weekend. On Friday night, 16 May, a vibrant and warm atmosphere, not to mention the delicious aroma of steak sizzling on the braai, drifted out of DHS as old scholars arrived to celebrate their reunion. Thank you to all who supported this evening and made it a night to add to good school memories. The celebration continued the next day at the Dundee High vs Ladysmith High winter sports day.
DHS vs LHS
Another exciting sports day was hosted by DHS on Saturday, 17 May. A special thank you to all the old scholars, parents and learners that were there to support the athletes and contribute to a successful day. Thank you also to all the staff, coaches, referees and teams that worked hard to bring their best to their matches.

Rugby
Hoërskool Dundee se o/14 rugbyspan het ondanks dapper pogings die onderspit teen Ladysmith gedelf 5-0. Dundee High's u/15 rugby team missed out on golden opportunities and couldn't convert these into points. Hoërskool Dundee se senior spanne het skitterend op die dag gevaar en die O/16-rugbyspan het Ladysmith met 16 punte teenoor 10 afgeransel. This team shows lots of promise for the future. Dundee High's 2nd rugby team also managed to pip the opposition with a score line of 22 points to 10, thanks to some splendid creativity in the backline. Uiteindelik het die eerstespanne teenmekaar te staan gekom, waar Dundee, vir die oorgrote deel van die wedstryd die oorhand gehad het. DHS managed to produce 3 well worked tries and eventually went on to win the match 23-20. Die oud-skoliere en toeskouers het opgetrek in hul honderde om te kom ondersteun en daar was 'n groot gedruis van geraas nadat die laaste doelskop deur die pale gejaag is. Dundee High's 1st team remains unbeaten in the Northern Natal League.

Hockey
Girls' - The u/14's drew 0-0 after a tough match; u/16B team unfortunately lost 2-1 and the u/16A's claimed a victory of 2-1. The 2nd team had an unsuccessful day, losing 2-0 but the 1st team played well, drawing 1-1.
Boys' - The 2nd team had a brilliant day on the field, winning 3-0 but the 1st team match was a 0-0 draw.

Chess
It was a tough mental battle for our chess teams, but unfortunately they lost to LHS.

25 Apr 2014

WINTER UNIFORM
From 1 May, all learners are expected to wear winter uniform. A blazer and tie must be worn at all times. Girls may wear long pants or stockings, with their blazer and tie. Please note that white socks may not be worn with the long pants. Kindly ensure that the learner's blazer has been dry-cleaned and has a badge sewn on before 1 May.
DHS REUNION WEEKEND AND 130TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
We will be hosting a mass reunion weekend over the weekend of 16 May. All old scholars are welcome. There will be a bring a braai at the school on Friday night from 5pm at R50pp, which includes your side dishes. Tickets are available at the office. Sport against LHS on Saturday morning - please come and support! An 80s themed Birthday bash will be held at the Golf Club on Saturday night. There will be a meal available at R60 pp (Please RSVP to debbie77@telkomsa.net for catering purposes).

Come and enjoy the celebrations! Hope to see many old scholars and parents there!
ACADEMIC TOP 10
Congratulations to the following learners who all rank in the top 10 of their grades for the first term:
Grade 8: Keshmiel Govender, Frederick Nortje, Tian Wang, Karl Thom, Claudio Gopie, Muhammed Ebrahim, Reece Nair, Philasande Mdletshe, Cheree Ollewagen and Cebelihle Kubheka.

Grade 9: Dylan Maré, Mercia Papazaharius, Phillip Schulze, Chanté Groenewald, Sunam Waraich, Chinique Odendaal, Sibonginseni Ximba, Jessica Roelofse, Krushil Sewmangal and Carika de Jager.

Grade 10: Zhen Lee Wang, Siphumelele Gumede, Zethembiso Zindela, Muhamed Peer, Hafsa Khan, Fezeka Langa, Sandiswa Mthombeni, Kevin Johnson, Stephanus Coetzee and Victor Ndawonde.

Grade 11: Atiyyah Ameen, Sadiyah Malek, Zithobe Gumede, Jehan Ebrahim, Anja Thom, Nabeela Khan, Kerisha Ranjith, Simone Millar, Nosipho Masina and André Swiegers.

Grade 12: Raeesah Sader, Gerald Bunge, Anele Buthelezi, Aadhil Moola, Sibonginkosi Mthembu, Siyabonga Lukhele, Erika Prinsloo, Nibha Ramkelawan, Samantha Lowe, Devon du Plessis and Nqaba Mngomezulu.
RCL
The following learners were elected to represent their classes on the RCL: Werner van Staden, Makwande Mabaso, Erika Prinsloo, Vanesse Burns, Zandrea Palmer, Siyabonga Lukhele, Sibusiswe Sigasa, Lethu Ndlovu, Zanele Ndlovu, Thembeka Masuku, Sinethemba Sibisi, Wandile Khumalo, Fu'ad Rajah, Jason Goërtz, Koketso Phonela, Minenhle Mdhlalose, Sisekelo Mkhize , Ashley Laloo, Coenie Torlage, Amanda Cilo, Lungile Khanyile, Noluthando Sibiya, Nhlakanipho Shange, Edrich Nortje, Karl Thom, Jonathan Griffiths, Menzi Mabaso and Samukelisiwe Thwala.
KZN FISHING
On Saturday and Sunday our fishing boys departed early to fish at the KZN trials held at Klipfontein dam. The boys were all very nervous and hoped that all their preparation and skills would pay off, as they were striving to be a part of the KZN teams and to honour the selection criteria.

On Saturday specific abilities were tested and on Sunday their fishing skills were tested. Congratulations to all the boys who made the KZN B team: Ashley Laloo, Mikaile Nanan, Reuben Kenchenten, Dewald Wait, Shane Van Wyk, Dean Lambert, Veroshen Subramoney, Jason Goërtz and Raees Kajee.

Congratulations to Brandon Halforty who has received his South African colours for fishing, your dedication and performance really paid off. We are very proud of you! Also, a very big thank you to our parents who were involved. Tails up boys…we'll do it again!

(Mrs Swart)
DHS RHINO EXHIBITION
Congratulations to all the DHS artists and Mrs. Carter. Your hard work has raised almost R12 000 for Project Rhino KZN. Mrs. Carter and her art team have decided to carry on fundraising for this cause and DHS would like to encourage all to attend any future events planned.
SPORT VS PONGOLA
Our teams travelled to Pongola on 12 April. After an early start and long trip our learners played their hearts out and many were rewarded for this. Thank you to all who made this day possible.

Netball Hockey Rugby 
u/15s lost 13-18 u/16s won 2-0 u/15s lost 5-17 
1st won 25-21 1st won 4-0 1st won 5-3 
SPORT VS FERRUM
It was a cold and wet Wednesday, but sport continued. The scores were as follows:

Netball Girls' Hockey Rugby 
u/14A lost 3-19 u/14 lost u/14 lost 0-27 
u/14B lost 3-16 u/16A drew 1-1 u/15 lost 7-31 
u/15A lost 6-29 u/16B lost u/16 lost 5-21 
u/15B lost 0-18 2nd drew 0-0 2nd lost 5-12 
u/16A won 18-17 1st lost 1-2 1st drew 25-25 
u/16B lost 5-11  Boys' Hockey
2nd won 25/8 Chess2nd lost 0-1
1st lost 15-27 lost 2-61st lost 0-1
POETRY CLUB TOUR TO SHAKALAND
The poetry club have planned a tour to Shakaland from 9-11 May. Please support them in their endeavours to raise funds for this tour.
IMPORTANT DATES
Friday 25-28 April Provincial Hockey Tournament in PMB 
  Pongola Rugby Tour 
Monday 28 April & 2 May School closed due to public holidays 
Tuesday 6 May HPM Grade 9 Test 
Wednesday 7 May Election Day 
Wednesday 14 May Sport vs Vryheid Landbou (Home) 
Friday 16-17 May Reunion Weekend 

17 Apr 2014

With all the public holidays, and many DHS activities happening in between, it has been difficult to provide a full report of everything that has taken place. This week's DHS report serves to catch up any news missed in the last few weeks you may have missed.

Firstly, a reminder to all interested of the Reunion Weekend hosted by Dundee High School this weekend. On Friday, 16 May, a reunion braai will be held at DHS, starting at 5pm and tickets are available from the office or at the door. DHS looks forward to seeing many old scholars, educators and visitors reunite and reminisce over good food. On Saturday, DHS is playing Ladysmith High School and exciting and riveting matches are expected so all are welcome to attend and enjoy the day with DHS.

DHS Pongola Rugby Tour
On the 25th of April 2014 Dundee High's U/15 and 1st rugby teams travelled to Pongola to play in their High School Rugby Festival. Ons o/15 span het ongelukkig hul eerste wedstryd verloor teen Pongola met 11 punte teenoor 7. In the u/15's second fixture, they managed to draw with Grantleigh, 7 all. Die eerste-rugbyspan het in hul eerste wedstryd teen Komatipoort te staan gekom, en ten spyte van goeie spel in die 1ste helfte, het hul die onderspit gedelf met 17 punte teenoor 7. The 1st team played their second match of the tournament against Grantleigh and managed to trump the opposition in a spectacular game 24-23.
Inland Hockey Trials
Surina Gregory has progressed to the next round of U/18 KZN Inland Hockey Trials, which will take place on the 18th of May 2014 at PMB Girls High. Minenhle Mdhlalose and Chantè Groenewald have also progressed to the next round of U/16 Country District trials which will be held on the 25th of May 2014. Well Done to these girls.
TOURS
DHS 1st Team Parys Rugby tour
From the 31st of March to the 3rd of April 2014, Dundee High School's 1st Rugby team travelled to the Free-State to play in the Yield Parys Rugby Tournament. Our team faced opponents from prestige schools like Hoërskool Kroonstad and San du Plessis in Bloemfontein. Ons span het op die toer ongelooflike spangees ontwikkel en 'n mens kon die samesyn aanvoel teen die einde van die toer. Die seuns was in spanbou aktiwiteite soos witwater vlotritte betrokke en het ook 'n besoek afgelê aan die Otavi Leeupark.

DHS 1st Girls Hockey Tour
Dundee High's 1st Hockey Team went on tour to The Elsie Coetzer Hockey School in Bloemfontein from the 2nd to the 6th of April 2014. Die meisies het die voorreg gehad om op Astro-turf te speel by Oranje Meisieskool. DHS managed to win two and draw three matches. Hoërskool Dundee het te staan gekom teen van die sterkste hokkie-skole in die land. Surina Gregory and Soene Kolesky were chosen to play for the selector's team in an exhibition match. Surina Gregory, Minnie Mdhlalose and Zama Bhengu were named player of the match respectively. 'n Voormalige Springbok hokkiespeelster het ook genoem dat Anel Raubenheimer die beste is wat sy nog gesien het. The team grew and a sense of camaraderie is definitely felt between the 1st Girls Hockey and 1st Boys Hockey Team, who also attended the same tour. Dankie aan die seuns vir al die grappies en lekker saam lag.

DHS 1st Boys Hockey Tour
Dundee High School's 1st Boys Hockey Team travelled to Bloemfontein from the 2nd of April to the 6th of April 2014 to attend the Elsie Coetzer Hockey School. Our hockey boys made our school proud by comfortably beating Ligbron, Voortrekker, Tygerberg and Midstream amongst others. The only match they lost was against Pietersburg. An amazing feat for Dundee High. Larnell Nero was also named best forward/link of the tournament which is an outstanding achievement. Dundee High was ranked 2nd out of 16 schools in the tournament.

Dundee High 1st Team Netball Tour
The 1st Netball team of Dundee High departed on the 28th of March 2014 to Castle Getaway outside Pretoria. The Girls had fruitful netball clinic sessions from day 2 until the last day. The team manager Mrs Madondo and coach Mrs Nxumalo also took part in some of the activities. The activities that were presented by the staff at Getaway Castle involved strategies and commitment to Netball as a sport. It was a very enjoyable tour and we have grown from it as players and coaches from Dundee High School.
DHS Sport vs Pongola
Rugby
An u/15 rugby team as well as the 1st Rugby team travelled to Pongola to play in their annual league fixture on Saturday the 12th of April 2014. Our u/15's showed great fighting spirit in a match that was very evenly balanced, but eventually just couldn't convert their opportunities into points and lost the match 17-7. Die 1ste rugbyspan het die vaste fasette in hul wedstryd teen Pongola oorheers en het die meerderheid van die balbesit gehad. Pongola het rustyd met 3-0 voorgeloop. Dundee het veggees gewys en het uiteindelik 'n baie aanskoulike drie gedruk om Pongola met 5-3 te troef. Hoërskool Dundee se volgende wedstryde sal teen Hoërskool Ferrum wees op die 16de April 2014, die senior wedstryde o/16 tot 1ste spanne sal gespeel word by Ferrum en die junior wedstryde tuis by Dundee.
Dundee High Sport vs Ferrum
Rugby
Op die 16de April 2014 het 5 van ons rugbyspanne gereis na Newcastle om te speel teen Hoërskool Ferrum. Our u/14 boys showed lots of guts by holding off the PUK 16 winners to a smaller margin than expected. Ongelukkig was die wip van die ball nie in ons guns teen Ferrum nie en was die o/16's en 2de span ongelukkig om te verloor. Our first team did us proud by drawing with Ferrum 25 all and displayed some champagne rugby on the day and scored more tries than the opposition, and brilliant tries at that.

Netball
Dundee High's Netball teams travelled to Newcastle on the 16th of April 2014. After a day of tough competition and unpleasant weather, our U/16 and 2nd Teams managed to beat Ferrum respectively. The u/16's won 18-17, and the 2nd team beat Ferrum by a sizeable margin of 25 - 08. Well done to these teams.

Hockey
Dundee High's hockey teams played against Ferrum on Wednesday 16 April 2014. Unfortunately our 1st Boys Hockey team lost with 1 goal, but dominated possession and territory for the majority of the game. Our 1st Girls Hockey team also outplayed Ferrum and won all the one-on-one battles. Most of their shots were only inches wide and could unfortunately not convert these goal scoring opportunities into points. They eventually lost 2-1. Die standaard van hokkie wat gespeel was op die dag was van uitstaande gehalte en die sportmanskap van Hoërskool Dundee was puik. Hoërskool Dundee se 2de-meisies hokkiespan het gelykop geëindig, in 'n wedstryd waar geen doele aangeteken is nie. Die o/16A-hokkiespan het ook in 'n baie taai wedstryd gelykop gespeel teen Ferrum 1-1. Dit is dan klaarblyklik weens baie goeie verdediging dat hierdie tellings so naby is. Welgedaan aan Dundee.
Term two is a very hectic term for all learners and staff because of the sport matches and also the impending examinations at the end of the term. DHS would like to remind learners to keep up with homework, studying and examination preparation as DHS has a high standard of academics to uphold and each learner is encouraged to achieve their best. Strenuis Ardua Cedunt! (Hard work brings success)

28 Mar 2014

AGM - MONDAY 14 APRIL AT 18:00
Please note that the annual general meeting will be held on 14 April at 18:00. Any points for discussion need to be submitted to Mr Haschke by Friday,11 April, to be included on the agenda.

One vacancy exists on the Governing Body and a parent will be elected at the AGM. Nomination forms will be available at the school from Monday, 7 April.
KZN HIGH SCHOOL PROVINCIAL MEETING
Thirteen DHS athletes took part in the KZN Provincial Meeting this past weekend. All of them qualified for the finals in their different items. The following athletes were awarded medals: Colin Scott (U/17) received a Bronze in the Javelin. Chanté Groenewald (U/15) won silver in her Longjump event and Samu Twala (U/15) was awarded a bronze in the Javelin.Well done to all these athletes for their excellent results on the field and for their exemplary behaviour. Thank you to the bus driver, Mr Boshoff. Thank you finally to Mrs Heroux and Mrs Boshoff for accompanying and motivating the learners every step of the way!
THE RHINO EXHIBITION
Dundee High School Art Studio will be holding an art exhibition on the 10th of April in the school hall at 18h00. Entrance is R20. All funds raised will be given in aid of 'KZN Project Rhino'. Do your bit to protect this majestic animal and come and support!

Thank you to RABCO for the printing of the beautiful posters used to promote this event. Your support is appreciated.
VOORTREKKER SPORTSDAY
Rugby:
u/14s vs Voortrekker High Schoolwon 15 - 5
u/15s vs Kuswag High Schoolwon 36 - 0
u/16s vs KZN Development Teamlost 3 - 7
1st vs Greytown High Schoolwon1 5 - 4
This season looks promising chaps!
Netball:
The 1st team girls played in a mini tournament. In their pool were Newcastle, Kingsway and Richardsbay. Unfortunately, even though they tried their best, the girls did not advance from the pool games
Hockey:
The 1st team girls also took part in a tournament with six other schools in their pool. They beat Newcastle, Danville, Empangeni and Greytown and drew against Port Natal and Durban North. This meant they advanced to the finals but unfortunately they lost to Ladysmith. Well done girls! The girls then travelled to Durban to watch the Sharks face off against the Reds in the Shark tank.
Thank you to all the coaches, drivers, learners and supporters for making this day a truly memorable one.
BOWLS
Congratulations to Tumelo Molefe, Seneliso (Pro) Nsele, Lusiwe Phungulu and Ruben Kenchenten who were chosen to represent KZNCB at the SA u/19 Bowls Development Tournament in Pietermaritzburg from 31 March - 4 April.

We are very proud of these learners and trust that they will return with medals!
CORDWALLES MUDMAN
On Saturday and Sunday 15 and 16 March 2014, Dundee High's Mudman athletes participated in the Mudman Event at the Midmar Dam, organised by Cordwalles. The athletes as well as their parents spent an enjoyable weekend on the banks of the Midmar camping and having fun. They also saw some thrilling Multi sport action over the weekend. Our athletes performed very well and once again made DHS very proud. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Burns and Mr and Mrs Müller for their donations and continued support of the Mudman series.

Remember the Richmond Mudman this weekend!
FISHING
On Thursday, 10 boys and Mrs Swart left to fish at Duvenhage Dam. They had a wonderful weekend and the fishing was very good. The boys caught 30 fish in total! The weather was excellent….this time no rain or thunder.

Thank you to Mr Kenchenten who drove the boys to and from the dam. We would also like to thank Mr Swart who was kind enough to let us use his generator.

Congratulations to Ashley Laloo who caught the biggest fish and had the heaviest bag. He is also the recipient of the Bugden Family Floating Trophy.
SPORT VS ST DOMINICS ACADEMY
HOCKY CHESSNETBALL
1st Boys won 2-0 Round 1: won 5-1 u/14 B won 4-0 
1st Girls won 1-0 Round 2: won 4-2 u/15 B won 18-0 
2nd Boys lost 1-0  2nd team won 18-0 
2nd Girls won 2-0  1st team won 19-5 
THINK POSITIVELY
BECAUSE OUR THOUGHTS
ARE LIKE THE STEERING WHEEL THAT MOVES OUR LIFE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
UMZINYATHI GIRLS HOCKEY
Congratulations to the following girls who will represent the Umzinyathi District at the Provincial Tournament in April :U/16:Minenhle Mdlalose, Kelly Ngobese, Chanté Groenewald and Nomcebo Ndlovu.

U/18: Surina Gregory, Anél Raubenheimer, Erika Prinsloo, Nokuphila Dlamini, Karla M?ller, Soené Kolesky, Simone Millar and Zama Bhengu.
SPORT TOURS
Our 1st teams, as well as the u/14 and u/16 Hockey girls will all be going on tour this holiday. We wish you all the best of luck!

1st Rugby Parys 31 March 3 April 
1st Netball Klein Kariba 28 March 30 March 
1st Hockey (Boys and Girls) Bloemfontein 2 April 6 April 
u/14 Hockey Volksrust 30 March 2 April 
u/16 Hockey Volksrust 2 April 5 April 
Bowls PMB 31 March 4 April 
IMPORTANT DATES
Monday 7 April School opens 
Thursday 10 April DHS Rhino Exhibition 
Saturday 12 April Sport vs Pongola (Away) 
Sunday 13 April Fishing trials at Klipfontein 
Monday 14 April AGM 
Friday 18 April Easter Weekend 

17 Mar 2014

Rhino Exhibition
DHS Art Studio will be hosting an art exhibition 10 April, 2014. The exhibition will be held in the school hall and will begin at 6pm. The entrance fee is R20 and all are encouraged to support this cause, as the money raised will be donated to the KZN Project Rhino which needs all the help it can get. Ask yourself: What am I doing to help protect and save this majestic animal?
KZN Athletics
Thirteen DHS athletes took part in the KZN Provincial Meeting this past weekend. All of them qualified for the finals in their different items. The following athletes were awarded medals: Colin Scott (U/17) received a Bronze in the Javelin. Chanté Groenewald (U/15) won silver in her Longjump event and Samu Twala (U/15) was awarded a bronze in the Javelin. Well done to all these athletes for their excellent results on the field and for their excellent behaviour. Thank you to the bus driver, Mr Boshoff. Thank you finally to Mrs Heroux and Mrs Boshoff for accompanying and motivating the learners every step of the way!
Voortrekker Day
On Saturday the 15th of March 2014, Dundee High School's rugby teams travelled to Voortrekker High School. The u/14's kicked off with a convincing victory against Voortrekker High School, with the final score at 15-5 in Dundee High's favour. Hoërskool Dundee se o/15 span het te staan gekom teen Kuswag Hoërskool, en het rugby uit die boonste rakke gespeel, en uiteindelik 36-0 geseëvier. DHS 1st team put in a great effort to eventually top Greytown 15-14 despite the 2nd half being shortened by 15 minutes. Dundee High School, managed to score three tries, but with their regular kickers being tied up with athletics couldn't convert those three tries. Die 2014 seisoen lyk baie belowend vir Hoërskool Dundee.

Hockey: Finals at Voortrekker
The 1st team hockey girls truly lived up to the adage, “No guts, no glory,” this weekend at the Voortrekker Sports day. The draw had them playing five games after one another with only an 18 minute break between the games followed by the last pool game, two hours later. Fantastic hockey was played and the girls showed great cohesion and a die-hard spirit. After winning four games and drawing two-they were through to the finals. After only a five minute break between their last game and the final-they unfortunately lost 1-0. The girls were then treated to a live rugby game when they went to watch the Sharks beat the Reds in the Shark Tank.

1st girls' hockey team at the sharks game
Umzinyathi Hockey Team
This year, three schools from the Greytown district have joined in to make up the Umzinyathi hockey team which will participate in the Provincial Tournament at the end of April. Congratulations to the following girls: U/16:Minenhle Mdlalose, Kelly Ngobese, Chanté Groenewald and Nomcebo Ndlovu.
U/18: Surina Gregory, Anél Raubenheimer, Erika Prinsloo, Nokuphila Dlamini, Karla Müller, Soené Kolesky, Simone Millar and Zama Bhengu.
Mudman
On Saturday and Sunday 15 and 16 March 2014, Dundee High's mudman athletes participated in the Mudman Event at the Midmar Dam, organised by Cordwalles. The athletes as well as their parents spent an enjoyable weekend on the banks of the Midmar camping and having fun, and also saw some thrilling Multi sport action over the weekend. Our athletes performed very well and once again made DHS very proud.
Dundee Swimming Club Sprint Gala
Congratulations to all the DHS learners that participated in this gala. Special mention must be made of Simba Chawanda who was awarded the silver in the 100m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle, as well as a gold medal in the 50m Butterfly. Vanesse Burns took home the gold in the 100m Freestyle and the 100m Breaststroke and Abigail Tiley also won several medals, taking the gold in the 100m Breaststroke, silver in the 50m Breaststroke and bronze in the 100m and 50m Freestyle.

28 Feb 2014

ATKV JUNIOR OLYMPIAD
Congratulations to J Roelofse who came 9th in the province in the Afrikaans Home Language Olympiad. Well done to C. De Jager, C.V. Odendaal and C.H. Torlage who also received certificates.

The following learners took part in the Afrikaans First Additional Language and also received certificates : A. Cilo, D. Collins, S. Govender, S. Milne, M. Motloung, L. Ntsele, M. Papazaharius, L. Simon, B. Tshabalala, Z. Buthelezi, N. Mkhize, S. Mthombeni, J. Shanahan, Z. Zindela. Baie geluk!
ENDUMENI ATHLETICS
On Saturday 15 February, 30 athletes from Dundee High School competed in the Endumeni High School meeting at Kallies Stadium, Dundee. The following athletes will represent DHS on the 1st of March at the Umzinyathi High School Meeting:
L. Mathonsi who came 1st in the Girls U/15 100m and 200m. N. Mpanza received 1st place for Girls U/19 High Jump, 100m and Long Jump. S Thwala got 1st place for Girls U/15 Javelin. N. Sokhela managed to finish 2nd in Girls U/15 Javelin and 1st in Shot put. C.Groenewald came 2nd with Girls U/15 Shot put and 1st in Long jump. S. Gregory ended in 1st place for Girls U/17 Long jump. S. Kolesky achieved a first place for Girls U/17 Javelin.
L.Mchunu came 1st in boys U/17 Shot put. S. Mgabhi finished in 1st place for Boys U/15 100m. E. van der Schyff came 2nd in Boys U/15 Long jump. M. Madida got a second place finish in Shot put and Discus for Boys U/17. H Masinga ended up in 1st place for the 100m sprint for Boys U/17. C. Scott achieved 1st place in U/17 Boys Javelin.

Good luck to all participating tomorrow - make DHS proud!
INTER HOUSE GALA
On 12 February 2014 Dundee High School had their annual Inter-House Gala. Well done to all who participated.
RUGBY vs WESTON
On Friday 14 February 2014, Dundee High School's 1st and 2nd Teams travelled to Weston Agricultural College for a pre-season fixture. The 2nd XV kicked off the day's events and thumped Weston 31-7, followed by the 1st Team who were facing tougher and more physical opponents than their second team counterparts.

It was a closely fought battle in the 1st half with Weston having slightly more possession and DHS conceding 3 penalties, but eventually Lindo Mchunu managed to score a classic eighth-man try off a scrum. Unfortunately Dundee also had the opportunity to convert 2 penalties but could not manage to do so in the end with one kick bouncing off the upright. This concluded the first half's proceedings at 9-5 in Weston's favour.

For the first quarter of the 2nd half, Dundee continuously conceded penalties and the venomous kicking boot of Weston's fly-half kept the scoreboard ticking to 15 points to 5. Soon after Weston managed to break the Dundee line and scored a converted try which made the score 22-5. As the game got more broken it suited Dundee's backline, and they managed to pull back two brilliant tries scored by Makwande Mabaso and Snish Mpontshane. This is a positive start to the season where both coaches and players had learnt enough to continue their preparation for the 2014 season.

Final score: Dundee 19, Weston 22.
TENNIS
Congratulations to Dewald Wait and Gerald Bunge who were chosen to represent the u/19 NKZN B Tennis Team. Janco Kotze and Chanté Groenewald are the reserves for the Junior NKZN B Tennis Team. Well done to all.
SPAR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
The 1st Girls' Hockey team travelled to Ferrum on the 22nd of February to take part in this tournament. They drew against Vryheid Landbou, beat St. Dominics and Utrecht and unfortunately lost narrowly to Ferrum. Due to goal differences they did not proceed to the semi-finals.
RUGBY VS STANDERTON AND VOLKSRUST
On Saturday, 22 February, the 2nd and u/15 rugby teams travelled to Volksrust to take part in a father-son rugby day. The 2nd team drew 12-12. The u/15 team, with a score of 12-5, came out victorious.

The 1st team played Standerton High School at the Sarel Cilliers Rugby day, and despite their best efforts, were unsuccessful.
1ST BOYS' HOCKEY FUNDRAISING
The first boy's hockey team will be waitering at Spur on the 4th and 11th of March. A percentage of the night's profit will be donated to the team. Please support our boys and enjoy a delicious meal at Spur on these nights.
IMPORTANT DATES
Saturday March Umzinyathi Athletics Meeting 
Tuesday March ENGHL Olympiad 
Wednesday March Othello Production 
Saturday March Winter sport vs. NHS (Away) 
Saturday 15 March Voortrekker Sports Day (PMB) 
Thursday 10 April Annual General Meeting 

10 Mar 2014

Dundee High celebrates whitewash rugby victory against Newcastle High
DHS vs Newcastle
DHS learners and coaches made an early start to Saturday morning, travelling to Newcastle High to engage in a day of sport. Thank you to all who made the day possible, especially NHS for hosting, to the teams for playing their hearts out and to the coaches, managers and parents who came to support.

Hockey:
Die o/14 dogters- hokkiespan het 'n gemaklike oorwinning teen Newcastle behaal, en die toekoms van hokkie by Hoërskool Dundee lyk baie belowend. The u/16 girls displayed grandeur cohesion and managed to beat Newcastle High 3 goals to none. Die 1ste dogters-hokkiespan het skitterend gespeel, en het volgehoue toewyding en passie gewys. Dundee High's 1st Girls hockey team ultimately strung together 2 brilliant goals and beat Newcastle 2-1. Die eertse seuns-hokkiespan het volharding en deursettingsvermoë getoon ten spyte van 'n paar verdagte beslissings van die skeidsregter. Die telling was op 'n stadium een doel elk, maar Dundee het uithouvermoë gewys en het uiteindelik met 'n telling van 3-1, as oorwinnaars uit die stryd getree.
Netball:
The U/15A team of Dundee High won their match exhibited some brilliant play. The u/16A team also racked up a victory of 23 points to 4. The U/16B team made their counterparts proud by also beating Newcastle with a margin of 9-4. The DHS 2nd team also came out on top with a 24-5 victory over Newcastle After suffering a harrowing defeat against Newcastle High School in the 2013 season, our Netball 1st Team did their school proud by only losing with one goal in the end. Final score 12-11.
Rugby:
The U/15 boys kicked off proceedings,with a runaway victory of 31-3. In die volgende wedstryd het die 2de span van Dundee met 'n oorwinning van 19-7 geseëvier. Dundee High shows lots of promise with their young guns where the u/14's ran out victors with a scoreline of 32-0. Hoërskool Dundee se O/16s behaal ook 'n gemaklike oorwinning teen Newcastle met 'n telling van 38-0. Dundee High School's 1st XV also exhibited some stellar play, by beating Newcastle 14-12, after trailing at half-time 12-7. Die span van Dundee het ongelooflike veggees gewys om terug te kom en die wedstryd te wen. Die volgende wedstryde vir Dundee sal op die Voortrekker-Sportfees wees, die komende naweek. The u/15's and U/14's will battle it out against Voortrekker, where the U/16's will face the Pietermaritzburg Development side. Die 1ste-rugbyspan van Dundee sal Greytown die stryd aansê.
Public Speaking
The Preliminary round of The Daily News Rotary Public Speaking competition was hosted by Sarel Cilliers on Thursday evening, 6 March. It was an enjoyable evening, as six teams presented their thoroughly prepared speeches to the judges. Two teams had been selected to represent DHS at this round: Atiyyah Ameen, Wandile Khumalo and Sadiyah Malek spoke brilliantly of the serious problem of cyber-bullying and Owethu Mtshali, Amanda and Thembeka Masuku delved into the serious issue of steroids in schools. Both teams made DHS very proud, but unfortunately neither team was chosen to attend the semi-finals in Newcastle. Thank you to Ms Layland for hosting and DHS would like to congratulate the winners and wish them well in the next round.
ASA Athletics
A District Athletics meeting was held on Saturday, 01 March. Well done to the following athletes:
Girls u/15: Chanté Groenewald (longjump, shotput and 90m hurdles); Lethiwe Mathonsi (100m and 200m) and Nokuphila Sokhela (javelin and shotput). Girls u/17: Surina Gregory (longjump) and Soené Kolesky (javelin). Girls u/19: Nonjabulo Mpanza (highjump, longjump, 100m and 200m). Boys u/15: Emogéne van der Schyff (javelin) and boys u/17: Colin Scott (javelin).
The above athletes, as well as Thembaleth Mpanza, Silindile Zuma, Sinazo Masuku, Samu Twala, Sinethemba Vilikazi and Harry Masinga will take part in the KZN High School Provincial Meeting in Durban on 13-14 March. The athletes are looking forward to this meeting and DHS wishes them all of the best.

Lethiwe Mathonsi, Nokuphila Sokhela, Nonjabulo Mpanza,
Surina Gregory, Soené Kolesky, Chanté Groenewald
and Emogéne van der Schyff
Gala
The DHS Gala was held some time ago but the trophies were only recently awarded. Well done to each and every swimmer that participated! David Jacobs was awarded the Old Boy's Trophy for the 100m Breaststroke and the GEMCO Trophy for the 100m freestyle. David Jacobs and Justin Dekker shared the James and Jody Mitchell Trophy for the fastest time in the 50m Freestyle (boys). Vanesse Burns received the Reids Trophy for the 100m Backstroke as well as the Snyman and Reusch Trophy for the Senior Victrix Ludorum. Jehan Ebrahim held the Alborough Trophy for the 100m Freestyle and the Rheini Heunis Trophy for the fastest time in the 50m (girls). Karl Thom was awarded the Biggarsberg Sport Association Trophy for the Junior Victor Ludorum and Charee Ollewagen took the Crookes Trophy for the Junior Victrix Ludorum. Fergus Donaldson was awarded the Malcolm Ronald Trophy for the Senior Victor Ludorum. Congratulations to all the trophy winners!

3 Mar 2014

CANSA day
Mr Haschke challenged the school to collectively donate R3000 towards CANSA. If this amount was reached, Mr Haschke promised to colour his very prominent beard bright pink the day before shaving it off. DHS is incredibly proud of all their learners and staff who unselfishly donated towards this very deserving cause. DHS met its target and exceeded it, raising well over R7000! Special mention must be made of Mrs Boshoff and her register class 12AB because they collected about half of the target amount. Thank you to all the prefects, educators, learners and of course Mr Haschke for your spirit shown on Friday.
Poetry Club
Two learners represented DHS at a poetry workshop, on 22 March 2014, in Durban. Ayanda Duze and Sifundiswa Phiri had the privilege of attending and gaining a lot of knowledge from the experience. The learned about advanced poetry writing, composition, story writing and analysing poetry in your own language. This was an excellent opportunity for these two learners and DHS would like to thank Mrs Madondo for co-ordinating the poetry club.
MUDMAN
The second Mudman is already done and dusted! The Epworth Mudman, held at the Albert Falls Dam took place on 2 March. 31 DHS learners left very early in the morning to join a huge crowd of fellow mudmen. All the DHS learners spent a beautiful day at the dam swimming, cycling and then struggling through a very hot, dusty, sticky run. A special thank you must be said to Justin Dekker's Granny, who baked delicious biscuits for all the DHS participants! Well done to all the full-individual and half-individual athletes as well as the teams; you made DHS proud! See you all at the Cordwalles Mudman in two weeks.

Individual Full Distance: Justin Dekker, Brandon Grondein, Kobus Müller, David Jacobs and Mrs Carter.

Half Distance: Stephan Ferreira, Dylan Maré, Deandré Pillay, Kevin Johnson and Kaitlyn Mitchell.

Teams: Jehan Ebrahim, Rowan vd Merwe, Jonathan Benjamin, Dewald Wait, Heidi Wichmann, Chanél Botes, Denise Hunt, Jancu Kotze, Luské Kritzinger, Owethu Mtshali, Simba Chawanda, Sarah Cherry, Vanesse Burns, Soené Kolesky, Simone Millar, Erika Prinsloo, David Grace and Karla Müller.
Boys' Hockey 1st team
The first team will be acting as waiters at Spur on 4 and 11 March. Please come and support these boys as they are doing this to raise money for the team. You will be guaranteed service with a smile!

24 Feb 2014

Rugby
Saterdag 22 Februarie 2014, het Hoërskool Dundee se 2de en o/15 spanne na Volksrust gereis, om deel te neem aan die Volksrust pa-en-seun rugbydag. Die 2de span het gelykop gespeel 12-12. Die o/15 span het met 'n telling van 12-5 as oorwinnaars uit die stryd getree. Hoërskool Dundee het tydens die Sarel Cilliers rugbydag teen Hoërskool Standerton gespeel, en het ondanks hul pogings die onderspit teen Standerton gedelf.
Hockey
Dundee High School's 1st Girls Hockey team played in the annual Spar Hockey tournament at Ferrum. Dundee High drew against Vryheid Landbou, beat Utrecht as well as St Dominics, and lost against Ferrum High School. Unfortunately Dundee High, missed out on a spot at the Semi-Finals.
Tennis
Op die 14de Februarie 2014 het Hoërskool Dundee se junior tennisspelers deelgeneem aan Noord-Natal proewe by St Dominincs. Janco Kotze en Chante Groenewald is gekies as lede van die span. Op die 15de Februarie het Dewaldt Wait en Gerald Bunge deelgeneem aan die senior proewe by St Dominincs en albei is gekies vir die Noord-Natal o/19B-span.

17 Feb 2014

ATHLETICS DHS 2014
On Saturday 15 February, 30 athletes from Dundee High School competed in the Endumeni High School meeting at Kallies Stadium, Dundee. The following athletes will represent DHS on the 1st of March at the Umzinyathi High School Meeting. The girls are, L. Mathonsi who came 1st in the Girls U/15 100m and 200m. N. Mpanza received 1st place for Girls U/19 High Jump, 100m and Long Jump. S Thwala got 1st place for Girls U/15 Javelin. N. Sokhela managed to finish 2nd in Girls U/15 Javelin and 1st in Shot put. C.Groenewald came 2nd with Girls U/15 Shot put and 1st in Long jump. Surina Gregory ended in 1st place for Girls U/17 Long jump. Soene Kolesky achieved a first place for Girls U/17 Javelin. The boys are, L. Mchunu who managed to get a first place in boys U/17 Shot put. S. Mgabhi finished in 1st place for Boys U/15 100m. E. van der Schyff came 2nd in Boys U/15 Long jump. M. Madida got a second place finish in shot put and discus for Boys U/17. H Masinga ended up in 1st place for the 100m sprint for Boys U/17. C. Scott put the proverbial icing on the cake with a 1st place in U/17 Boys Javelin.
RUGBY
On Friday 14 February 2014, Dundee High School's 1st and 2nd Teams travelled to Weston Agricultural College for a pre-season fixture. The 2nd XV kicked off the day's events and thumped Weston 31-7, followed by the 1st Team who were facing tougher and more physical opponents than their second team counterparts. It was a closely fought battle in the 1st half with Weston having slightly more possession and DHS conceding 3 penalties, but eventually Lindo Mchunu managed to score a classic eighth-man try off a scrum. Unfortunately Dundee also had the opportunity to convert 2 penalties but could not manage to do so in the end with one kick bouncing off the upright. This concluded the first half's proceedings at 9-5 in Weston's favour. For the first quarter of the 2nd half, Dundee continuously conceded penalties and the venomous kicking boot of Weston's fly-half kept the scoreboard ticking to 15 points to 5. Soon after Weston managed to break the Dundee line and scored a converted try which made the score 22-5. As the game got more broken it suited Dundee's backline, and they managed to pull back two brilliant tries scored by Makwande Mabaso and Snish Mpontshane. A positive start to the season where both coaches and players had learnt enough to continue their preparation for the 2014 season. Final score: Dundee 19, Weston 22.

10 Feb 2014

Hermannsburg Mudman
The fun has just begun! Multisport athletes travelled to Hermannsburg School on Saturday, 1 February, for the start of the exciting Aquellé Mudman Series. Well done to Justin Dekker for completing his first full individual event. Soéne Kolesky, David Jacobs, Stephen Ferreira and Caitlyn Mitchell all completed the half-individual. DHS hopes that all their multisport athletes will continue to get stronger as the series progresses. Congratulations also to the learners and staff who participated in teams: Simba Chawanda, Fergus Donaldson, Jonathan Benjamin, Dewald Wait, Janco Kotze, Luske Kritzinger, Jehan Ebrahim, Terry-Lee Honiball, Anje Thom, Heidi Wichmann, Chanel Botes, Miss Honiball and Miss Bijker. It was a fun experience for all involved and great for building school spirit! Thank you to Mrs Carter for her organisation and spirited encouragement and a huge thank you to Mr Wessels for driving the bus and enduring the singing. A reminder that the Epworth Mudman will be taking place on 2 March; so start training!
Hermannsburg Mudman
Midmar Mile
Anyone who has ever taken part in the Midmar Mile may have pondered the following question: Why would I swim across an overfull dam, bumping, kicking, and gasping for breath like a little sardine fighting for survival amongst hundreds… no thousands of other sardines? Well, to get to the other side of course! (It also helps that Chad le Clos and Ryk Neetling are waiting at the finish!) Congratulations to the following DHS learners who completed the Midmar Mile: Jehan Ebrahim, Vanesse Burns, Erika Prinsloo and Dewald Wait. Congratulations also to the following staff members who did DHS proud: Mrs Venter, Mrs Carter and Miss Bijker. A big thank you to Economics of Glencoe for sponsoring a beautiful sport gazebo for DHS to use at all their sporting events.
Midmar Mile

27 Jan 2014

Staff
A new year always brings changes to any school. This year DHS has had to say farewell to four beloved teachers; Mrs Davie, Mrs Mulhatton, Ms Heine and Ms Jones. Their dedication, compassion and brilliant teaching skills will be greatly missed in the classrooms of DHS and the school wishes them much deserved rest in their years of retirement. DHS would also like to welcome three new teachers to the school. Mr W. Botha will be teaching Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy; Mrs A. Bruyns will be extending her stay at DHS to teach Life Science and Natural Science; Mrs L. Landman has joined the staff to teach English Home Language and Afrikaans First Additional and Mrs D. Odendaal has joined DHS to take over the media centre. DHS would like to warmly welcome each member and wish them many years of happiness!
Top 10
Last Wednesday, the academic top ten in each grade were awarded their badges for their results in the last term of 2013. Congratulations to all the following learners; may you keep up the hard work and determination throughout the rest of this year:

Grade 8: Mercia Papazaharius, Dylan Maré, Krushil Sewmangal, Bongiwe Tshabalala, Le-Zayria Simon, Sourav Singh, Chanté Groenewald, Deanne Collins, Anele Mahlangu and Kamil Sooku.

Grade 9: Zhen Lee Wang, Muhammed Peer, Hafsa Khan, Siphumelele Gumede, Fezeka Langa, Zethembiso Zindela, Kevin Johnson, Sandiswa Mthombeni, Victor Ndawonde and Nomalungelo Mkhize.

Grade 10: Atiyyah Ameen, Sadiyah Malek, Jehan Ebrahim, Zithobe Gumede, Amanda Malinga, André Swiegers, Nabeela Khan, Anja Thom, Kerisha Ranjith and Shanté Marais.

Grade 11: Raeesah Sader, Gerald Bunge, Aadhil Moola, Siyabonga Lukhele, Anele Buthelezi, Devon du Plessis, Nqaba Mngomezulu, Sibonginkosi Mthembu, Qophelo Qwabe and Nibha Ramkelawan.
Bloodbank
On 23 January, the Bloodbank was at DHS to encourage learners to make an effort to donate a unit of blood to help save lives. 154 eager learners arrived to donate, but some were grade 8s and 9s and therefore below the age of 16 and were turned away. Their enthusiasm is appreciated. In total, 117 units were donated and the target of 200 units has been set for next time. Thank you to the Bloodbank representatives who helped co-ordinate the day and the learners who donated.
WESSA
Every year the Animal Demographic Unit (ADU) performs a national bird count of specific species to see if they are increasing or decreasing in certain areas and to determine the impact of human activity on breeding, feeding and nesting areas. Eight learners from Dundee High School Wessa group took part in this count on Saturday, 25 January. Four learners went with Mr Boggs into the Wasbank Valley and four learners accompanied Mrs Heroux to survey the Tayside area. Specific species had to be counted, thus providing learners with a great educational experience. The learners not only counted the required species, but learned more about the different habitats in which the birds are found, identifying bird species in general, as well as learning about the history of the area. The learners were able to spot different spoor and even saw a reindeer, large kudu bulls, eight giraffes, red hartebeest, steenbok and blesbok. My Boggs’s group travelled through a history-rich area. During their bird count they saw zebras and visited an emu farm! They had great fun and cannot speak enough about the things they have learned about birds, nature and history.

The outing was very educational and the learners felt privileged that they could take part in a national effort to ensure that our bird populations are healthy and will remain so for future generations.
Chelmsford
It can be said without a doubt that DHS ROCKS! However, DHS learners do not swim like rocks! DHS is very proud of all the swimmers who participated in the annual Chelmsford Challenge. Dewald Wait and Jeanri Boshoff (old scholar) swam the 3km and 14 learners, together with Mrs Carter and Mrs Venter, swam the 1km. 25 DHS learners, along with Mr A. Deveroux, Mr K. Müller and D. Johnson (two of our governing body members), swam the 500m. Thank you to all of these special people for their amazing DHS spirit and sheer guts proving that DHS is a school to be reckoned with. Thanks to all the support from the teachers, parents and Mrs Carter that helped make the 2014 Chelmsford Challenge a memorable one!

23 Jan 2014

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
Welcome to all the parents of Grade 8 learners and of the new Grade 9 to 12 learners. We trust that you will soon be part of the Dundee High family as you and your children get involved in all the activities that are offered here at Dundee High. Please encourage your children to get involved as this is the best way to enjoy your school career.

Once again, we are able to proudly report that our 2013 matrics did very well. They achieved a 100% pass rate (the only ex-model C school in NKZN to manage this) and this places them amongst the best in the province. Catherine Willis-Smith , our dux learner, obtained A symbols for all nine of her subjects. This outstanding achievement placed her in the top 5 of the Umzinyathi District. In total, 5 learners obtained an A average and 73% obtained a bachelors pass enabling them to study at university. Well done to all the matrics of 2013; we are proud of you. A special word of thanks must also be expressed to the teachers who helped our matrics obtain these results. They have once again proved their dedication towards the learners of Dundee High. Thank you for all your effort.

We have three new teachers that have joined us at Dundee High. Mr. W. Botha will be teaching MATH and MLIT, Mrs A. Bruyns will be teaching LFSC and NS and Mrs L. Landman will be teaching ENGHL and AFRFA. Mrs D. Odendaal is the new face in the Media centre and she is now in charge. We warmly welcome them all to DHS and trust that they will be happy here.
FINACIAL NEWS
Please remember that if your school fees are paid in full for 2014, before 28 February, you are entitled to a discount of R270.

Applications for concessions can be collected from Mrs Wichmann and need to be returned before 28 February 2014.
NEW SPORT HATS
Official Dundee High School hats are available at the school. These hats can be worn as part of the sports uniform or when learners are supporting as spectators. As the South African sun is incredibly hot all year round, we encourage each learner to purchase a hat.
  • Cricket hat (wide brim) R60 - Cap R50
  • Peak Cap R40
ACADEMIC TOP 10 - TERM 4 (2013)
Congratulations to the following learners who all rank in the top 10 of their grades for the fourth term of 2013:

GRADE 8 GRADE 9 GRADE 10 GRADE 11
Mercia PapazahariusZhen Lee WangAtiyyah AmeenRaeesah Sader
Dylan MaréMuhammed PeerSadiyah MalekGerald Bunge
Krushil SewmangalHafsa KhanJehan EbrahimAadhil Moola
Bongiwe TshabalalaSiphumelele GumedeZithobe GumedeSiyabonga Lukhele
Le-Zayria SimonFezeka LangaAmanda MalingaAnele Buthelezi
Sourav SinghZethembiso ZindelaAndré SwiegersDevon du Plessis
Chanté GroenewaldKevin JohnsonNabeela KhanNqaba Mngomezulu
Deanne CollinsSandiswa MthombeniAnja ThomSibonginkosi Mthembu
Anele MahlanguVictor NdawondeKerisha RanjithQophelo Qwabe
Kamil SookuNomalungelo MkhizeShanté MaraisNibha Ramkelawan

Well done to these learners and to all the other learners who were awarded their colours for their academic achievement in 2013.
FRUIT FESTIVAL AND SOCIAL
The annual Fruit Festival will be held on the 30th of January this year. This even exempts all the grade 8 learners from further initiation and inaugurates them as proud Dundee High School learners. Tickets will be available from the prefects that are assigned to the respective register classes. It's going to be a messy, fun-filled day; so don't miss out!
GENIUS OLYMPIAD IN NEW YORK
Congratulations to Wandile Khumalo who has been chosen to take part in the Genius Olympiad in New York during 15 - 20 June. Much work lies ahead for this young scientist as he tweaks his invention: "The Safety Stove". Good luck Wandile and we look forward to hearing of your adventures in The Big Apple!
KZN CRICKET
Jonathan Benjamin once again did Dundee High proud in being the only cricketer selected for the KZN Inland's team in Northern Natal. He was also the leading wicket-taker in the ODIs for his province, at the CSA cricket week. Congratulations Jonathan!
FISHING CLUB
Please take note of the following dates:

DateEventVenue
25 JanuaryKZNFBAU Annual Club ChampionshipsChelmsford
1 FebruarySchool League CompetitionKlipfontein
8 FebruaryKZNFBAU Annual Midyear MeetingLadysmith
7-12 FebruaryKZNFBAU Ladies to SAFBAF Ladies SA ChampionshipsT.B.A
14-15 FebruaryKZNFBAU Ladies to SAFBAF Ladies National TrialsT.B.A
22-23 FebruaryKZNFBAU Masters & Seniors TrialsT.B.A
9-14 MarchKZNFBAU Seniors to SAFBAF Senior SA ChampionshipsDifferent Venues
22 MarchKZNFBAU League FinalT.B.A
12 AprilKZNFBAU Officials CourseLadysmith
12&13 AprilKZNFBAU Annual Junior TrialsKlipfontein
NKZN YOUTH CHOIR
The following learners have been chosen to join the NKZN Youth Choir: Naledi Vilakazi, Siqalala Shandu, Nelisa Mtshali, Claudia Prigge and Lungile Mbatha.

We would like to invite you to assist and support us in our endeavour to represent Northern KZN at an International Eisteddfod in Llangollan, Wales. If it is at all possible to help one or two needy choristers be part of this project it would be deeply appreciated. For more information please contact Sizakele Mtshali on 082 591 5936.

During 2014 the NKZN Youth Choir is participating in
  • 5 local NKZN concerts (including one concert with Nataniël in Newcastle)
  • Mothers Day Concert
  • The ATKV-Animato Choir Competition (Pretoria)
  • Llangollan Eisteddford, Wales (UK Tour to Manchester, Wales and London)
  • Carols by Candlelight
IMPORTANT DATES
Friday 24 January 2014 DHS Athletics Meeting (Starting at 8:00) 
Sunday 26 January 2014 Chelmsford Swimming Challenge 
Thursday 30 January 2014 Fruit Festival and Social (14:30 - 16:00) 
Saturday 1 February 2014 TD-Agri Sevens Rugby Tournament 
  Hermannsburg Mudman 
Saturday 8 February 2014 Midmar Mile 
Sunday 9 February 2014 Midmar Mile 

25 Nov 2013

Over the weekend, Nokuphila Sokhela of Dundee High School participated in the Interprovincial Sub Youth Athletics Championship, at the Kenneth McArthur Stadium in Potchefstroom. Nokuphila performed exceptionally well and eventually finished in fifth position for Girls u/15 Javelin. She did her province and her school extremely proud by achieving this excellent result.

18 Nov 2013

EXPO:
Wandile Khumalo, who received a silver medal at the national round of the Eskom Science Expo, has been invited to travel to the international expo held in America with his project. DHS is incredibly proud of Wandile and it is a privilege to have him represent the school overseas. Wandile has really worked hard for this and deserves every reward he gets!
VICE-PRINCIPAL
DHS has more good news and is proud to announce that Mr Devereux has been issued the departmental post of vice-principal at DHS. DHS is positive that Mr Devereux will continue to help run the school with pride, fair-mindedness and true dedication.

25 Oct 2013

PRIZE GIVING:
On Thursday evening, October 17, Dundee High School held its annual prize giving. Thank you to all the parents and guests of honour who attended; DHS really appreciates the support you give the school. The evening was a great celebration of academic, cultural and sporting excellence and DHS would like to congratulate each and every prize winner. May this serve as an encouragement to all DHS learners to continue to work hard and excel. A special thank you to Mr J. Douthwaite who delivered a very encouraging and entertaining speech which was much enjoyed and appreciated by all in attendance. Thank you to all the DHS staff who attended and to Mr Devereux, and the other teachers involved, for all the hard work and preparation put into the prize giving. At the end of the evening, and after many long hours of increasing anticipation for the grade 11s, the prefects for 2014 were announced. With so many deserving candidates on the list, there were some learners who, unfortunately, did not make the committee; do not let this dishearten you or deter you from having an amazing final year at DHS! Congratulations to the new 2014 prefects:
BOYS GIRLS
Werner van Staden (Head boy) Vanesse Burns (Head girl)
Nqaba Mngomezulu (Deputy head boy) Erika Prinsloo (Deputy head girl)
Jonathan  Benjamin Anele Buthelezi
Gerald Bunge Nokuphila Dlamini
Siyabonga Lukhele Naseeha Ebrahim
Makwande Mabaso Judy Griffiths
Aadhil Moola Terry Honiball
Bongani Mtshali Luleka Mashazi
Kobus Müller Nonjabulo Mpanza
Qophelo Qwabe Eileen Odendaal
 Nibha Ramkelawan
 Anél Raubenheimer
 Minenhle Sangweni
HOSTEL PREFECTS: Bongani Mtshali (Head boy); Makwande Mabaso; Nqaba Mngomezulu; Sinethemba Ndumo (Head girl); Thembisile Ntshingila and Minenhle Sangweni.

DHS is confident that these learners will lead the school with dignity, pride and honour.
THANK YOU:
We express our sincere appreciation to the kind and supportive Grade 8 parents, who donated money or eats and who worked so hard to prepare a wonderful function for all the guests after the prize giving. We are looking forward to many good years of co-operation!
SPORT PRIZE GIVING:
Dundee High held its Mini Sport and Culture Prize Giving on Wednesday, 9 October. At this prestigious event, achievements connected to sport and culture, were rewarded. DHS did extremely well during the year of 2013 and we look forward with the conviction that 2014 promises to be even better. We offer a wide variety of sport and culture and our learners have many opportunities to help them develop their talents and bring praise to the name of Dundee High School. Merit certificates, half colours, full colours and trophies were handed out. Congratulations to the many learners involved.
CRICKET:
On Thursday, 10 October, Dundee High's U/15 Cricket team took on Vryheid High School. Our boys had to let go of many extras in their bowling over, which eventually gave Vryheid's run rate a huge boost. The DHS boys showed character and ended off the season with a brave performance, despite injuries and the absence of some key players. Unfortunately they lost the game by 66 runs. The U/15 team, under the very dedicated and motivated coaching of Mr Visser, Mr Halforty and Mr Boggs, won 5 out of their 6 games and once again proved that they are a force to be reckoned with in future. On Friday, 11 October, Dundee High School's 1st Cricket team travelled to Vryheid to play in their annual league fixture. DHS's young and inexperienced 1st team unfortunately lost their match, but proved that they have a wealthy base of players to choose from next year. 2014's season seems to be promising and hopefully the players involved will improve in the next season.
Congratulations to Jonathan Benjamin, who has been selected for the KZN Inland Team. This is an extra-ordinary achievement and we are so proud of you, Jonathan!
MULTI-SPORT:
Dundee High School's Multi-sport team took part in their final official race for 2013. The Team showed off with a new Multi-sport kit, but unfortunately the weather played a part in spoiling the party. Dundee High School however prevailed in spite of the weather, and once again strung together a complement of prizes. 2014 remains an exciting prospect for the Dundee High School Multi-sport team as they look forward to being the best in the business for another season. Remember life is too short for just one sport ; so Multi-sport! Congratulations to the following learners, who all received medals at the last meeting:
CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCEGRADECERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCEGRADE
Vanesse Burns

11

Jehaan Ebrahim

10

Nhlalonhle Mkhonza

11

Atiyyah Ameen

10

Nqaba Mngomezulu

11

Samkelo Ndlela

9

Nokuphila Dlamini

11

Teresha Naicker

9

Kerri Simpson

11

Paige Cox

9

Ayanda Dlamini

11

Zhen Lee Wang

9

Siphokazi Mtshali

11

Siphumelele Gumede

9

Anja Thom

10

Nolwazi Masimula

9

Nabeela Khan

10

Mercia Papazaharius

8

Sadiyah Malek

10

Sipho Buthelezi

8

Hemisha Laloo, Nomalungelo Mkhize, Juwairiyyan Moola, Nonsikelelo Ngobese and Siphelele Linda all took part as well. Congratulations and well done to all these learners.
ART EXHIBITION:
On Thursday, October 10, the Grade 12s hosted their end of year art exhibition at DHS. The level of work was outstanding and as always, incredibly diverse, which aptly reflected the individuality of each young artist. The hard work and developing talent of each learner could be seen through the journey of their year's art work. Thank you to the parents and members of the public who came to support the exhibition and thank you to Mrs Carter for preparing the learners and organising such a successful evening. Thank you especially to the DHS Grade 12 learners for bravely exhibiting their talents for all to see.
EXAMINATIONS:
As we are all aware, the Matriculants start their Final Exams of their school career on Monday, 28 October, when they will be writing their First Additional Languages. We once again wish them everything of the best and we pray that they will stay healthy and motivated during this time. Our Grade 8 - 11 learners start their exams on Tuesday, 5 November and we wish them good luck as well. May ALL our learners achieve according to the work they put in and may we all remember: "Strenuis Ardua Cedunt"!
IMPORTANT DATES:
Monday 28 October 2013 Final Matric Exams start 
Saturday 2 November 2013 School League Fishing Competition 
Tuesday 5 November 2013 Gr 8 - 11 Exams start 
Saturday - Sunday 9 - 10 November 2013 School League Fishing Competition 

21 Oct 2013

Prize Giving
On Thursday Evening, October 17, Dundee High School held its annual prize giving. Thank you to all the parents and guests of honour who attended; DHS really appreciates the support you give the school. The evening was a great celebration of academic, cultural and sporting excellence and DHS would like to congratulate each and every prize winner. May this serve as an encouragement to all DHS learners to continue to work hard and excel. A special thank you to Mr J. Douthwaite who delivered a very encouraging and entertaining speech which was much enjoyed and appreciated by all in attendance. Thank you to all the DHS staff who attended and to Mr Devereux, and the other teachers involved, for all the hard work and preparation put into the prize giving. At the end of the evening, and after many long hours of increasing anticipation for the grade 11s, the prefects for 2014 were announced. With so many deserving candidates on the list, there were some learners who, unfortunately, did not make the committee; do not let this dishearten you or deter you from having an amazing final year at DHS! Congratulations to the new 2014 prefects:

BOYS: Werner van Staden (Headboy); Nqaba Mngomezulu; Jonathan Benjamin; Gerald Bunge; Siyabonga Lukhele; Makwande Mabaso; Aadhil Moola; Bongani Mtshali; Kobus Muller and Qophelo Qwabe.

GIRLS: Vanesse Burns (Headgirl); Erika Prinsloo; Anele Buthelezi; Nokuphila Dlamini; Naseeha Ebrahim; Judy Griffiths; Terry Honiball; Luleka Mashazi; Nonjabulo Mpanza; Eileen Odendaal; Nibha Ramkelawan; Anel Raubenheimer and Minenhle Sangweni.

HOSTEL PREFECTS: Bongani Mtshali (Headboy); Makwande Mabaso; Nqaba Mngomezulu; Sinethemba Ndumo (Headgirl); Thembisile Ntshingila and Minenhle Sangweni.

DHS is confident that these learners will lead the school with dignity, pride and honour.
Multi-sport
Dundee High School's Multi-sport team took part in their final official race for 2013. The Team showed off with a new Multi-sport kit, but unfortunately the weather played a part in spoiling the party. Dundee High School however prevailed in spite of the weather, and once again strung together a complement of prizes again. 2014 remains an exciting prospect for the Dundee High School Multi-sport team as they look forward to be the best in the business for another season. Remember life is too short for just one sport = so Multi-sport.

14 Oct 2013

Term 3 Top Ten
Special mention needs to be made of the following learners for their brilliant academic performance in the third term. Congratulations to each learner who forms a part of the top ten for their respective grades.

Grade 8: Dylan Maré, Bongiwe Tshabalala, Mercia Papazaharius, Chinique Odendaal, Chanté Groenewald, Krushil Sewmangal, Ronice Arends, Phillip Schulze, Coenraad Torlage and Sourav Singh.

Grade 9: Zhen Lee Wang, Sanica Williams, Siphumelele Gumede, Sandiswa Mthombeni, Teresha Naicker, Paige Cox, Muhamed Peer, Fezeka Langa, Chanel McDonald and Hafsa Khan.

Grade 10: Atiyyah Ameed, Mfolozi Dlamini, Sadiyah Malek, Nabeela Khan, Jehan Ebrahim, Amanda Malinga, Zithobe Gumede, Surina Gregory, Anja Thom and Kerisha Ranjith.

Grade 11: Gerald Bunge, Raeesah Sader, Anele Buthelezi, Erika Prinsloo, Qophelo Qwabe, Aadhil Moola, Siyabonga Lukhele, Nqaba Mngomezulu, Nibha Ramkelawan and Luleka Mashazi.

Grade 12: Catherine Willis-Smith, Buhle Madlala, Fanele Ndebele, Suvaksh Sumer, Aamina Hoosain, Khanyisile Sibisi, Luanda Myeni, Felicia de Beer, Natasha Schroeder and Yasteer Sewpersad.

DHS would like to encourage all learners to work hard in this last term and begin preparations for the final examinations NOW!
First Girls' Hockey Fundraising
During the month of October, the first girls' Hockey team will be waitressing at the Battle Creek Spur every Tuesday evening. Depending on the amount of customers Spur receives on these evenings, they will generously sponsor a percentage of their intake to the hockey girls. DHS asks that you please support the hockey girls in their effort to raise funds and enjoy a delicious Spur meal at the same time, served with a friendly DHS smile!
Art Exhibition
On Thursday, October 10, the Grade 12s hosted their end of year art exhibition at DHS. The level of work was outstanding and as always, incredibly diverse, which aptly reflected the individuality of each young artist. The hard work and developing talent of each learner could be seen through the journey of their year's art work. Thank you to the parents and members of the public who came to support the exhibition and thank you to Mrs Carter for preparing the learners and organising such a successful evening. Thank you especially to the DHS Grade 12 learners for bravely exhibiting their talents for all to see.
Blood Bank
On Wednesday, October 9, the Blood Bank arrived at DHS. The DHS learners volunteered in numbers and donated a 120 units of blood. DHS would like to make special mention of the Grade 12 learners who have donated for three years; DHS would like to encourage you to keep up this noble endeavour.
Hoërskool Dundee Krieket
Op Donderdag 10 Oktober het Hoërskool Dundee se o/15-krieketspan te staan gekom teen Hoërskool Vryheid. Hoërskool Dundee het in hul boulbeurt 'n groot hoeveelheid ekstras afgestaan, wat uiteindelik Vryheid se lopietal in die hoogte in laat vaar het. Ten spyte van 'n paar beserings en sleutelspelers wat nie kon speel nie, het Dundee nog hul staal gewys en hul seisoen met trots afgesluit, maar ongelukkig hul wedstryd met 66 lopies verloor. Dundee se o/15-span en hul toegewyde afrigters mnr Visser, mnr Halforty en mnr Boggs het 5 uit hul 6 wedstryde gewen en het weereens bewys dat hul 'n krag is waarmee daar gereken kan word.

On Friday the 11th of October Dundee High School's 1st Cricket team travelled to Vryheid to play in their annual league fixture. Dundee High School's young and inexperienced 1st team unfortunately lost their match, but proved that they have a wealthy base of players to choose from next year. 2014's season seems to be promising and hopefully the players involved will improve towards next season.
Sport-prysuitdeling
Hoërskool Dundee het Woensdag die 9de Oktober hul jaarlikse sport-prysuitdeling gehou, waar prestasies wat verband hou met sport vereer is tydens hierdie spog-geleentheid. Hoërskool Dundee het in 2013 by uitstek presteer en oortuig dat daar 'n herlewing is in Hoërskool Dundee se sport. 2014 belowe om 'n puik sportjaar vir Hoërskool Dundee in te hou en daar is 'n wye verskeidenheid jong sportsterre wat heel moontlik sal ontwikkel en hul skool se naam sal hoog hou. Meriete sertifikate, half kleure, vol kleure en trofee is uitgedeel by hierdie seremonie.

7 Oct 2013

Fishing
During the holiday, 5 boys represented KZN to fish against Gauteng at Leeuplaas by the Vaaldam. After a cold morning and some snow, both junior A and B teams came second with Brandon Halforty receiving 2 trophies. The following learners were awarded trophies. Brandon Halforty, Mikaile Nanan, Reuben Kenchenten, Ashley Laloo and Dewald Wait.
O/15 Krieket
Hoërskool Dundee se o/15 krieketspan het Woensdag 2 Oktober gasheer gespeel vir hul ligabepaling teen Ladysmith se o/15s. Hoërskool Dundee kon in hul kolfbeurt dit regkry om 110 lopies op die telbord te sit en het uiteindelik Ladysmith vir 108 uitgeboul. 'n Naelskraap-oorwinning vir Hoërskool Dundee beteken dat hul nog steeds onoorwonne in die liga is. Uitblinkers met die bal was Akeel Singh en met die kolf Saif Ince.
1ste krieketspan
Hoërskool Dundee se 1ste krieketspan het Woensdag 2 Oktober na Ladysmith gereis om Ladysmith se 1ste krieketspan die stryd aan te sê. Ongelukkig kon die seuns nie die knop deurhaak nie, maar het tog goeie krieket onder die omstandighede gespeel.
Expo
Dundee High School had learners representing the school at the International Science Fair, held in Randburg during the holidays. DHS is very proud of their two learners who achieved silver medals for their Expo projects. Wandile Khumalo and Sadiyah Malek, along with all the other Expo participants from DHS, really put in an enormous amount of hard work on their projects. Thank you to all who made this opportunity possible for these Expo learners, especially Mrs Hascke and Mr Visser, and to Eskom for lighting the way.
Lion King
DHS would like to announce that the DHS Lion King DVD is on sale at R40.00. If you would like to purchase a copy, please pay at the DHS office and obtain your copy from Ms Honiball. Thank you for the incredible support the production received during the performance evenings; a DVD is the best way to make all the Lion King memories truly unforgettable!
Prize Giving
The annual DHS Prize Giving will be held on October 17 at 7pm, and parents are welcome to attend and support their children receiving awards. Seat bookings for the evening may not be made by learners, but must be made in person please. Bookings can be made at Mrs Ackerman’s office. DHS looks forward to celebrating an evening of excellence and achievements with you.

16 Sept 2013

Armdruk
Wian de Bruyn van Hoërskool Dundee, het aan die wêreld-kampioenskappe in Poland deelgeneem. Wian het in die o/18 ouderdomsgroep gekompeteer, en het 'n sesde plek behaal vir sy linkerarm en 9de vir sy regterarm. Wian het ook deelgeneem in die Senior Kampioenskap-liga en het 24ste plek behaal met sy linkerarm, en 16de plek met sy regterarm. Dit is voorwaar 'n uitsonderlike prestasie omdat hy op internasionale vlak deelgeneem het. Hoërskool Dundee is trots op hul uithaler Armdruk Kampioen. Welgedaan Wian!
Multi-Sport
The Shanduka Mpati Mountain Challenge took place on Saturday 14 September 2013 on what was a hot and windy day. The races were of a very technical standard, and learners had to pull out all the stops to finish the events. Dundee High was once again the school with the most entries on the day. Sarah-Jane Cherry, Anthea Dekker, Terry-Lee Honiball, Aidan Cloete, David Grace and Karla Muller participated in the Horse Ride. While Robert Scott, Kobus Muller, Fergus Donaldson, Coenie Sonnekus, Zelven de Beer, Marli Maree and Trishen Pillay completed the Mountain Bike Race. A special mention goes to Robert Scott who finished in a credible 2nd place. Soené Kolesky, Jonathan Benjamin, Meiring Smit, Anja Thom, Luske Kritzinger, Shanel Botes, Sne Villakazi, Owethu, Fergus Donaldson, Gert Cronjé, Stephen Ferreira, Claudia Prigge, Vanessa Burns, Heidi Wichmann, Mrs Boshoff and Mrs Carter all competed in the 15km and 5 km runs respectively.
Tennis
Hoërskool Dundee het op die 16de September 2013 teen Ferrum te staan gekom op die tennisbaan. Terwyl Ferrum Hoërskool wel die algehele wenners was, kon Dundee Hoërskool 4 van hulle wedstryde wen. Goeie kompeterende tennis was op die dag gespeel en daar was baie aanskoulike spel op die dag te sien.
Media Prefects
Mrs Jones has selected her media prefects for 2014. It was a very difficult decision as there were many eager and deserving learners who wanted the role. Mrs Jones had a trial run, giving each candidate the opportunity to show off their media centre skills. Congratulations to the following learners for being selected: Atiyyah Ameen, Raeesah Amod, Nafisa Ebrahim, Sadiyah Malek, Nombuso Maphalala, Shanté Marais, Zanele Ndlovu, Neliswa Ndwandwe, Bongiwe Ntshangase, Megan O'Connor, Nikita Salik and Shirinda Wagner.
Market Day
The grade 11 Business Studies learners held their annual Market Day at DHS on Monday, 09 September. The learners had the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills. It was a huge success and the future definitely looks bright for upcoming entrepreneurs in South Africa. Thank you to Mrs Nortje, Ms du Plessis and Mr Nortje for all the organisation and guidance they offered our grade 11 Business learners.
Holiday
DHS would like to wish all staff and learners a happy holiday. We hope that you travel safely and return well-rested and ready for the last haul in term 4. To the Matrics: we hope that you use your holiday wisely and remain focused on studying for your upcoming finals.

09 Sept 2013

NKZN Youth Choir
DHS would like to congratulate the following learners who have been passed their round of auditions and have been selected to attend the NKZN Trials Camp: Nelisa Mtshali, Naledi Vilakazi, Claudia Prigge, Chanél McDonald, Nosipho Khubeka, Lungile Mbatha, Siyanda Zondo and Siqalala Shandu. The camp will also serve as the final elimination round for selection of the new choir. We are incredibly proud of these talented learners for making it this far and we wish you all of the best for the final round of auditions.
Heritage Day
Mrs Madondo has truly brought a vibrant spirit to DHS. She organised a group of learners to put together a taste of just some of the culture we share at DHS. The celebration included songs by the Gospel Choir, poems recited in English, Afrikaans and Zulu, a colourful and vibrant Indian dance and a powerful and pulsating Zulu dance. Finally, the groups united to sing a song in Zulu about unity and then the whole school joined in to sing our country's National Anthem with pride. Thank you to Mrs Madondo, Mrs Sewmangal and all the learners who helped remind the school what it means to be the rainbow nation.
Cricket
The DHS first team played a match against St. Dominic's and put on 114 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. St. Dominic's went in to bat and reached the target in the 15th over. Colin Scott managed to score 45 runs and take the only wicket. Don't lose faith boys, just keep working hard!
SCHOOL LEAGUE FRESHWATER BANK ANGLING
On Saturday 4 teams (16 learners) participated in the school league competition at Klipfontein dam in Vryheid. Dundee-A team did very well with them finishing in second place. Congratulations to Ferrum. The results were as follows: Ferrum in 1st place, Dundee High in 2nd place and Pionier 3rd.

The best fishermen from Dundee High School was B.Halforty. The sport has grown and there were 22 teams who participated.

Thank you to Mr P.Visagie our driver, our loyal support group made up of Mr Halforty, Mr Kenchenten and Mrs Bugden. Your support is really appreciated.
BADPLAAS TENNISTOER
Leersaam en baie besig. Twaalf tennisspelers het Donderdag 5 September saam met Mnr Devereux en mev. Kotze na Badplaas op hul jaarlikse tennistoer vertrek. Tot laat saans is tennis gespeel, maar daar was ook tyd ingereken om al die vermaak op Badplaas te geniet. Vierwiel motorfietsry (behalwe Dewald wat langs syne hardloop), wildkyk, perdry, (en perd sonder Anel), verfbal, rinkhals ry, hydro-swem, foefie-slide ens.

Dankie aan al ons borgewat daartoe bygedra het om die toer so suksesvol te maak; Lucia Catlett, Flora Burns, Dalene Steytler, Deon Murdy, Hoörskool Dundee sê baie dankie aan julle almal.

6 Sep 2013

GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOUR SOCIETY:
The Golden Key International Honour Society is a non-profit academic organisation, founded in the USA in 1977, that recognises academic excellence. Its mission is to enable members to realise their potential by connecting individual achievement with service and lifelong opportunity. The Society has established involvement in more than 400 universities throughout the world. One of our old scholars (2010) has been identified by the University of Pretoria as part of their top 15% academic achievers. Congratulations to Chené Potgieter on this remarkable achievement. You have done your Alma Mater proud and we wish you everything of the best in your future endeavours!
MATRIC FAREWELL:
Dundee High School’s Matric Farewell once again proved to be one of the classiest gala events that Dundee has to offer. The “Night at the Awards” was well organised by the Grade 11 educators: Miss Coetzee, Mrs Boshoff, Mr Lippke, Miss Conradie and Mr Visser under the guidance of Mrs Carter. They would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the following people: Mr Jody Mitchell for his fine choice of music played during the evening, Mrs Sharon Burns who helped with the choreography of the dancers, Moll’s Tyres, Mrs Karen Meyer, RABCO, Stoks Systems, Mrs Elrine Wait and Mrs Selma Subrathee.
NKZN YOUTH CHOIR:
Congratulations to the following learners, who have passed the audition to attend the NKZN Trials Camp:
♫ Nelisa Mtshali♫ Nosipho Khubeka
♫ Naledi Vilakazi♫ Lungile Mbatha
♫ Claudia Prigge♫ Siyanda Zondo
♫ Chanél McDonald 
The camp will serve as the final elimination round for selection of the new choir. We are very proud of these learners and wish them well for the final auditions.
MULTISPORT:
We would like to congratulate Fergus Donaldson on coming first in his age group (and fourth overall) in the Meat Master’s Mountain Bike Race. Robert Scott also needs mentioning, for obtaining an overall third place in the 40km Mountain Bike Race. Well done, boys! We are proud of you.
HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATION:
A number of our learners took their heritage to heart and reminded the school of our differences and our similarities. The Gospel Choir sang beautifully, poems were recited in Afrikaans, English and Zulu and Indian and Zulu dances were performed. A mass choir ended the celebration and had the whole school clapping and cheering! Talking about unity in diversity - we are proud of the Rainbow Nation we have at Dundee High School. Thank you to Mrs Madondo, who organised and coordinated this event.
TENNIS TOUR:
Dundee High School’s tennis team left for Badplaas yesterday, accompanied by Mr Devereux and Mrs Kotze, for the annual Tennis Tour. They will be attending a training camp and are hoping to learn a lot with respect to knowledge, skills and fitness training pertaining to tennis. We wish them all a good time and hope they come back to school with many new ideas and are motivated to tackle the rest of the season with vigour and renewed energy.
CRICKET:
Our first cricket team played a match against St. Dominic’s and put on 114 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. St Dom’s went in to bat and reached the target in the 15th over. Colin Scott managed to score 45 runs and take the only wicket. Don’t lose faith, boys and keep working hard!
SUMMER UNIFORM:
Our learners may wear their summer uniforms from now on. This means that they do not have to wear blazers and the girls do not have to wear ties any more. May we just remind you all, especially the girls: if you choose to wear winter uniform, it has to be the complete winter uniform and not for example grey pants, but no blazer. NO SCARVES or BEANIES will be allowed anymore. We are looking forward to everybody’s co-operation in this matter, so that we can once again be proud of the way our learners dress and conduct themselves.
IMPORTANT DATES:
Saturday 7September 2013School League Fishing Competition, Klipfontein Dam
Friday 13September 2013 Tennis against Ferrum
Thursday 12September 2013 Spring Ball - R15 pp (Gr 10 - 11)
Saturday 14September 2013 KZNFBAU First League, Klipfontein Dam
Wednesday 18September 2013 Choir Festival, Glencoe
Friday 20September 2013 School Closes (11:00)
Gr 8 - 11 reports handed out at the end of the day

19 Aug 2013

Tennis
Hoërskool Dundee het Vrydag 16 Augustus 2013 teen Hoërskool Ladysmith in Tennis meegeding. Dit was 'n dag met gemengde suksesse. Hoërskool Dundee het in die geheel verloor, maar daar was 'n oplewing in die seuns se spel, waar hulle dit kon bemeester om hul enkelwedstryde te wen.
Lion King Production
It's PLAY WEEK!

Lion King is here at DHS this week and we are all very excited to perform - lions and zebras; Pumba and Timon... All are ready! Book your ticket at the school office to avoid disappointment. There will be tickets on sale (at the door) on Friday the 23rd of August and Saturday evening the 24th of August.

On Thursday the 22nd of August, there are 2 performances, one at 10 for the elderly and Junior School scholars and a 2nd at 18h30 for high school scholars. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Refreshments including pancakes, samosas, hot dogs, soup and tea/coffee will be on sale during the intermission.

Come join us in the Circle of Life at DHS.
Scar - Lianca CongdonPumba - Siqalala Shandu
Zazu - Ateeyah Ameen

Matric Dance
At the Matric Dance arrivals of learners on 29 August, there will be pancakes and samosas on sale for R 5.00 for 2. Bring a coin or two for this festive occasion.
Krieket teen Newcastle Hoër
Op die 17de Augustus 2013, het Hoërskool Dundee se O/15-krieketspan na Hoërskool Newcastle gereis, om mekaar die stryd aan te sê in krieket. Hoërskool Dundee het eerste geboul, en Newcastle het die kolfbeurt beëindig met 132 lopies. Hoërskool Dundee het hierdie lopietal maklik gehaal en kon gerieflik die lopiekoers handhaaf. Hoërskool Dundee het die vereiste hoeveelheid lopies gekry met 'n oorblywende 4 boulbeurte en 7 paaltjies. Hoërskool Dundee het op die dag intelligente, doeltreffende krieket gespeel, en as oorwinnaars uit die stryd getree.
Treverton Bundu Bash
Dundee High's Multisporters had yet another successful weekend. The Treverton Bundu Bash; consisting of three events the Chainsaw: 5km trail run, 20km Mountain Bike followed by an obstacle course. The Dust-buster: 2.5 km trail run, 10 km Mountain Bike ride and obstacle course, as well as 10 km Trail Run. Kobus Muller achieved an overall 3rd place in the Chainsaw. The following athletes all completed the race, David Grace, Karla Muller, Stephen Ferreira, Sarah Jane Cherry, Snè Vilakazi, Minenhle Sangweni, Page Cox, Siphemele Gumede, Luske Kritzinger, Heidi Wichmann and Simonè Groenewald.
From Left: Mrs Chantel Carter, Simonè Groenewald, Paige Cox, David Grace, Karla Muller, Siphumelele Gumede, Stephen Ferreira, Sarah Jane Cherry, Sne Villakazi, Fergus Donaldson, Minenhle Sangweni
KZN Cross Country
The Kzn Cross Country 2013 took place at the Gelofte School in Pinetown on the 10th of August 2013. Jonathan Benjamin participated in the 6km run for boys under 16. He finished in a credible 7th place (16th overall with combined under 17) in a time of 20 minutes 33 seconds beating his best time of 24 min 57 seconds.
Koorfees 13 Augustus
Op 13 Augustus het Hoërskool Dundee Koor na Newcastle vertrek om deel te neem aan die Senior KZN Koorfees in Newcastle. Daar was altesaam 7 skole wat aan die fees deelgeneem het. Al die skole het beide klassiek en tradisionele Zulu stukke gesing. Die aand is afgesluit met 'n massakoorstuk. "Let the music soar" waar alle leerders op die verhoog verskyn het en in massa volume losgebars het. Ons is trots op die DHS koor, wat soos gewoonlik, pragtig gesing het.
Pongola Cricket tour
On the 16th of August Dundee High's 1st XI Cricket team undertook their annual tour to Pongola. Our first team did us proud by winning two of their matches on tour, and this tour proved to be an excellent tool of preparation for the local Northern KZN Schools Cricket League. Dundee High played matches against Pongola Academy, Vryheid High, Grantleigh High, and Vryheid Landbou.

05 Aug 2013

Soccer
On Thursday, the 1st August 2013, three of Dundee High School's soccer teams played against teams from Newcastle. The junior team fought back from a deficit, and eventually managed to beat Newcastle 5-4. The Girls Team played in an evenly matched fixture, but due to silly mistakes on the edge of the goalmouth, they conceded 2 soft goals, and unfortunately lost 2-0. Our first team were also very competitive and played in a well balanced.
Prefek besoek aan Dundee Pre-primêre Skool
Die leerlingaad van Hoërskool Dundee het Vrydag die 2de Augustus 'n besoek afgelê aan die Pre-Primêre skool, waar die prefekte van Hoërskool Dundee met die kleuters kon baljaar. Die prefekte het 'n geleentheid gehad om ou herinneringe aan te wakker deur hul eie kolwyntjie te versier, nes kleuters. Die besoek was vet-pret vir beide die kleuters en die prefekte.
Expo 2013
Expo 2013 was yet again one of the events of the year, where young scientists could show off their ideas and scientific skills. The competition was tough and many brilliant ideas were shown. As usual DHS learners performed well at the Expo 2013 with the following results.

Bronze: Sandiswa Mthombeni (Gr 9) 
Silver: Ameera Noola and Hafsa Khan (Gr 9) 
 Nkosingakhe Victor Ndawonde (Gr 9) 
 Zithobe Gumede (Gr 10) 
Gold: Wandile Khumalo (Gr 10) 
 Sadiyah Malek (Gr 10) 

Zithobe and Wandile were also category winners. Wandile also walked away with the Student Judges' award as well as an award for most innovative technology.

We also would like to congratulate Wandile and Victor on being selected to represent Northern Kwazulu Natal at Nationals in the September holidays.
Drakensberg Kooruitstappie
Op 31 Julie het 'n groep van ongeveer 20 leerlinge na die Drakensberge vertrek om die Drakensbergse seunskoor in lewende lywe te sien. Die eerste helfte van die optrede is afgewissel tussen klassieke en meer kontemporêre stukke en die laaste helfte was ingekleur met 'n Afrika-smaak waarvan, Shosholoza en gumboot danser deel gevorm het. Ons kan met reg sê dat hierdie seuns kan sing. Hoërskool Dundee se eie koor is te sien by die Newcastle Koorfees op 13 Augustus en die Glencoe Koorfees op 18 September.

26 July 2013

ACADEMIC TOP 10 - TERM 2:
The top ten learners of each grade were awarded badges for their academic achievements for term two. Congratulations to the following:
GRADE8GRADE9GRADE10
Dylan MaréZhen Lee WangAtiyyah Ameen
Bongiwe TshabalalaSanica WilliamsMfolozi Dlamini
Sunam WaraichMuhamed PeerSadiyah Malek
Krushil SewmangalPaige CoxJehan Ebrahim
Ronice ArendsKevin JohnsonZithobe Gumede
Mercia PapazahariusTeresha NaickerNabeela Khan
Chanté GroenewaldFezeka LangaAmanda Malinga
Sourav SinghHafsa KhanWandile Khumalo
Chinique OdendaalSiphumelele Gumede Nosipho Masina
Nomcebo NdlovuZethembiso ZindelaKerisha Ranjith & Anja Thom
 
GRADE 11GRADE 12 
Raeesah SaderCatherine Willis-Smith 
Siyabonga Lukhele  Aamina Hoosain 
Anele ButheleziFelicia de Beer 
Gerald BungeSuvaksh Sumer 
Nqaba MngomezuluLuanda Myeni 
Nibha RamkelawanNicole Slater 
Qophelo QwabeNémah Peer 
Erika PrinslooShameemah Docrat 
Aadhil MoolaSunelle Von Molendorff 
Luleka MashaziLin-Mari Kriel 

NOTE TO GRADE 12 LEARNERS AND THEIR PARENTS:
Time is slowly running out for our Grade 12 learners: you have only approximately 5 weeks left before you write your very important Trial Examinations. There is so much happening before then: the Lion King will be performed, the Speech and Drama festival is taking place, there are various sport events and then the Matric Farewell is happening on the Thursday before your examinations start. Planning is essential and we hope that you will be doing lots of it. Parents, your support and encouragement in this time is vital. Please feel free to contact the educators should you need advice.
ART TOUR:
17 Grade 11 Art students, accompanied by Mrs Carter, went to Durban last week for the annual Art Tour. They had the most amazing experience while, visiting many art galleries, such as the Tathum Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg, the Durban Art Gallery, BAT Centre and the KZNSA Gallery. Unfortunately due to traffic congestion they had to give the Art Space Gallery and the African Art Centre a skip. Thank you to Mrs Carter, for organising this unforgettable experience, to the bus driver for driving them there and back safely and to our Heavenly Father for His ever present protection and guidance.
MADIBA AND HELPING HANDS:
On the 18th of July, Mrs Meintjes and Mrs Kotze accompanied 14 of our learners when they visited the junior scholars at Pro Nobis. They commemorated Mr Mandela's 95th birthday and spent 67 minutes with these children. Songs were sung and cake was presented and enjoyed. Thank you to these educators for organising this opportunity and to the learners who donated cake or cup cakes. Your sacrifice in this matter is appreciated and admirable.
BLOOD BANK:
Our learners came out in full force once again and 127 units of blood were donated. We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the blood donor learners of DHS for being heroes and for doing the right thing. Let's keep pushing the bar higher and donate even more units next time.
GR 9 HPM/PARENT EVENING:
Our Grade 9 learners and their parents attended an informative evening at school. Thank you to Mrs Haschke for organising this very important occasion, which enabled the Grade 9's to receive vital information concerning their subject choices for next year.
KZN BOYS' HOCKEY:
Werner van Staden (U/18B) and Wenzi Radebe (U/16B) both represented KZN Inland, in their respective age groups, when they attended the South African Boys' Hockey Championships in the holidays. Werner flew to Cape Town (Rondebosch Boys' High School) and his team finished third. Wenzi travelled to Johannesburg (King Edward School) by bus and his team played 7 games in total. They drew one game and won all the others, giving the team an overall first place! Congratulations to both these boys: this is an extra-ordinary achievement, especially since our boys don't have access to an Astro turf and therefore have very little experience playing on one. They have made DHS very proud. Thank you also to their parents for supporting their sons.
NKZN RUGBY:
Due to a late change, because of injuries in the U/19 Northern KZN team, Sahil Byroo was also selected to participate in the VKB-week during the winter holidays. Dundee High School now boasts 6 players being selected for provincial teams. Congratulations to Sahil on this notable achievement.
ATHLETICS COACHING CLINIC
On Saturday 27 July 2013, 12 learners and Mrs Kotze, from Dundee High School made an excursion to an Athletics Coaching Clinic at Port Natal High School Durban. This was a very informative clinic as IAAF Coaches presented the course. We are positive that our athletes will display their newly acquired skills in the next athletics season.
WESSA
2013 MONDI-WESSA ENVIRO QUIZ NATIONAL FINALS
Teams from Dundee High School took part in the 2013 Mondi-WESSA Enviro Quiz National Finals held at UKZN Pietermaritzburg on Friday, 26 July 2013. Fifteen teams from schools mostly located around KZN competed in the Quiz finals. St Charles won the event, with last year’s winners Hermannsburg finishing in second place. The young team from Dundee High finished in a credible 8th position. Questions were largely centred on identification of species and spoor and thus teams with field experience fared well.

The Dundee High team are looking forward to qualifying again next year and are hoping to organise field trips in order to be more suitably prepared. A big thank you goes out to Forbes Coal for their sponsorship of local WESSA events.
IMPORTANT DATES:

Friday 26 July 2013 WESSA National Quiz 
Saturday 27 July 2013 SAFBAF National Colours evening and prize giving 
  Soccer against Vryheid (Away) 
Wednesday 31 July 2013 Choir Tour (Drakensberg Boys' Choir) 
  Soccer against Vryheid (Home) 
Thursday 1 August 2013 Rugby Academy starts 
Friday 2 August 2013 Expo - Ladysmith 
  Tennis against St Dominic's 

10 June 2013

Winter Warmth
The Dundee High Helping Hands group started a big drive to raise goods for the Winter Warmth Cause. As we snuggle into our warm beds every night, protected from the biting cold outside, it is so important to be grateful for what we have. Helping Hands encouraged learners to donate blankets, old clothes and non-perishable foods to the needy. On Friday, 31 June, DHS had a civvies day for the learners and the price was a donation towards this cause. The result was an impressive tower of cans and heaps of blankets and clothing. Thank you to the Helping Hands group for encouraging the school in this cause.
DHS Counselling
DHS is trying to put together an emergency list of counsellors who would be willing to volunteer their time and skills to help talk to or offer basic counselling to some of our more troubled learners, if they ask for it. If you feel you are qualified or would like to help our school with this, please feel free to contact us or leave your details with our secretaries. We realise that our youth face many different problems today and often they just need someone to talk to; we hope that your concern for our young ones will motivate you to try and offer your support in this regard.

3 June 2013

WESSA
On Wednesday, 29 May, 13 teams participated in the WESSA Quiz, hosted by Dundee High School. The teams included 4 local teams; 2 from Glencoe and 2 from Dundee. The teams fought fiercely for the right to represent the district in the national finals later this year. The DHS A team finished strongly, beating last year's winners, Sarel Cilliers. The DHS B Team finished 3rd overall, after a great performance, and Ethangeni's A Team really impressed the judges and came 4th overall. The organisers would like to thank everyone involved, especially Forbes Coal for their sponsorship. A huge thank you to Paul Garner and the team judges; we appreciate the time you sacrificed to be at the event.
DHS vs SAREL
The much anticipated Derby Day arrived last weekend and the excitement and hype in the air was almost tangible. On behalf of all the teams, DHS would like to thank everyone who made this season possible; the coaches, managers, sponsors, parents, organisers and most importantly our teams of learners. Thank you for your dedication throughout the season and for putting your heart into every match you played. Thank you to our spirited supporters who never missed a sports day and who gave the audience colour and life. Thank you to Sarel Cilliers for travelling to DHS and enjoying a day of sport with us. The results of the day are as follows:
Girls' Hockey: The U/14 team lost 1-0; the U/16 team won 3-0 and the 1st team had a disappointing draw 0-0.

Boys' Hockey: The 1st team won 1-0 and the 2nd team had a spectacular victory winning 4-1.

Netball: The Netball girls had a mixed day, but many of our teams really proved themselves on the court. The U/14B lost 2-11; U/14A lost 13-16; U/15B won 13-7; U/15A won 15-14; U/16B lost 9-12; U/16A won 9-7; and the 2nd team unfortunately lost 3-34. The 1st team girls played real netball for the first time this season, winning a well-fought match 23-10. You have made us proud girls!

Rugby: Die o/14 rugbyseuns van Hoörskool Dundee het 'n wedstryd van twee helftes van uiterstes gehad, waar Dundee gedomineer het in die eerste helfte. In die tweede helfte was Dundee egter deurentyd op die agtervoet en het hul gesukkel om balbesit te behou. Die eindtelling was 22-5 in Sarel Cilliers se guns.

Die o/15 rugbyspan van Dundee het 'n baie kompeterende wedstryd gespeel teen Sarel Cilliers. Die wedstryd was by wyse van spreke 'n regte armdruk geveg met die rustyd telling 10-5 in Sarel Cilliers se guns. Cebo Ntshangase het kort voor rustyd oor die kalkstreep geduik vir 'n skitterende drie aan die kant van Dundee. Sarel Cilliers het uiteindelik gewen met 'n telling van 24-5.

Die Derde rugbyspan van Hoörskool Dundee het goeie veggees gewys en in die begin van die wedstryd in Sarel Cilliers se helfte geboer. Tot en met rustyd, het Dundee Sarel Cilliers beperk tot 5-0. Weens die aard en tyd wat die wedstryd gespeel is, in 'n onaanskoulike wedstryd besaai met hanteringsfoute as gevolg van 'n nat bal en gladde speeloppervlak, het Sarel Cilliers Dundee getroef met 'n telling van 15-0.

Die Tweede rugbyspan van Dundee Hoörskool het geskiedenis gemaak en vir die 1ste keer in 8 jaar vir Sarel Cilliers geklop. Die “Mustangs” soos hulle bekend staan, het die regte spelpatroon gevolg om te sorg dat Sarel Cilliers die onderspit delf. Dundee het in elke faset die oorhand gehad. Colin Scott was suksesvol met 2 strafskoppe en 'n doelskop, en Mpilo Mthembu het die drie aangeteken vir Dundee Hoörskool. Die eindtelling: 13-5 in Dundee se guns.

Die Eerste rugbyspan van Hoörskool Dundee, het 'n verskeidenheid geleenthede gehad om kanse te omskep in punte, maar kon ongelukkig net nie afrond nie. Dundee was vir die hele 1ste helfte in beheer, en het die voortou gehad teen rustyd met 9 punte teenoor 8. Lindo Khumalo was suksesvol met vier strafskoppe en Bongani Mtshali het 'n fantastiese drie gedruk in die laaste beweging van die wedstryd. Die eindtelling was 26-16 vir Sarel Cilliers.
EXAMINATIONS
DHS would like to wish all learners all of the very best for the upcoming examinations. Please work hard so that you are able to produce results you are proud of. Make sure you eat well, exercise and get a good night's sleep before your papers.

24 May 2013 (rec: 29 May 2013)

It is hard to believe that there is less than a month left of school and yet there is still so much to be done! So, as we enter the last part of the term, we wish our staff and learners endurance and patience; especially with each other!

SPORT RESULTS:
AGAINST FERRUM:
 TEAMRESULTS  TEAMRESULTS
RUGBYU/14DHS lost 0 - 27NETBALLU/14ADHS lost 2 - 35
 U/15DHS lost 5 - 41 U/14BDHS lost 13 - 15
 ThirdDHS lost 12 - 21 U/15BDHS lost 16 - 21
 SecondDHS won  19 - 0 U/15ADHS drew 15 - 15
 FirstDHS lost 7 - 13 U/16BDHS drew 14 - 14
GIRLS' HOCKEYU/14DHS lost 1 - 5 U/16ADHS lost 2 - 16
 U/16B  vsDHS lost 0 - 5  SecondDHS lost 3 - 16
 Ferrum U/15A FirstDHS lost 10 - 28
 U/16A SecondDHS won 3 - 0BOYS' HOCKEYSecondDHS won 2 - 0
 SecondDHS lost 0 - 3 FirstDHS won 2 - 1
 FirstDHS lost 1 - 3CHESS DHS lost 4 - 5
BOWLS DHS won 26 - 17    
AGAINST ST DOMINIC'S:
 TEAMRESULTS  TEAMRESULTS
BOYS' HOCKEYJunior DHS drew 0 - 0 NETBALLU/14ADHS won 10 - 8
 SecondDHS won 3 - 0  U/15ADHS won 14 - 12
 FirstDHS won 5 - 0  SecondDHS won 8 - 6
GIRLS' HOCKEYU/16ADHS drew 1 - 1  FirstDHS won 26 - 14
 FirstTo be played  todayCHESS DHS won 10 - 0


RUGBY TRIALS:
Dundee High School is once again able to boast some particularly prevalent rugby talent this year. Our accomplished young rugby players that managed to be selected for the Northern Natal sides are Phiwokuhle Zikalala and Colin Scott (U/16) and Snish Mpontshane, Meiring Smit and Tiaan de Waal (U/18). Snish was invited to attend the finals of the KZN Trials in Pietermaritzburg and we are eagerly awaiting the results of these trials. We are very proud of all these players and we trust that they will exceed all expectations and show magnificent skill and devotion while representing their district.
BOYS’ HOCKEY TRIALS:
Our congratulations go to Wenzi Radebe for being selected into the KZN Inlands B Team! This is an outstanding achievement and we are thankful to have your talent on our team.
KARATE:
Congratulations to Saif Goolam, who has been chosen during the Northern Natal Japanese Karate Association’s trials in Newcastle. He will attend the National Championships in Johannesburg at the end of the month and we wish him everything of the best.
BALLET PERFORMANCE:
We once again stand amazed at the variety of talent displayed at our school. The performance of the ballet “Anastasia” was performed in our school hall and a number of our learners showed off their grace and power as dancers. All who attended enjoyed a delightful evening and we would like to congratulate everyone involved; from the instructor to each and every dancer. We trust that this was not the last performance of its kind to be held in Dundee.
JUNE EXAMINATIONS:
Time is running out very quickly and we hope that our learners have started doing revision of all their first and second term work. The June exams start on Monday, 3 June, and we hope our pupils will not be caught unawares. These exams will, in many subjects, weigh 75% of the term mark. Boys and girls, have no regrets and apply yourselves rigorously. Go straight home after every paper written and start studying for the next one. Learners must come to school at normal times during the exams and can be fetched at 11:30 (except if they have to write a second paper). All school rules, including uniform rules, apply as usual during this time.
HELPING HANDS:
The Helping Hands group is asking for donations of old clothes, blankets and tinned food to be brought to school. The items will be handed out to those in need. The nights are terribly cold; let us think of those in circumstances less fortunate than us and let us lend a helping hand. Come on, DHS, show your good spirit and empathetic attitude.
SPIRIT BUILDING:
Our learners will be building school spirit next week for our last game of winter sports. Please note that next week is still a normal school week in that educators will be completing important work for the upcoming exams and all learners must be at school. A specific programme has been worked out and the learners will be allowed to wear any of the following with their school uniform next week:
DAYACCESSORIES
MondayHats / Ties / Socks
TuesdayPants / Scarves
WednesdayShoes / Jackets
ThursdayCrazy hair / Sunglasses / Jersey
FridayCivvies, preferably in white, black and red

27 May 2013

The final week before the June Examinations begin has finally presented itself and the staff definitely seems to be thinking, 'Just a few more days; we can do it!' while the learners seem to be groaning inwardly at the thought of studying for hours on end. Before the exams, however, DHS has worked itself up into a frenzy of energy and seems to be roaring with school spirit for the upcoming matches against Sarel Cilliers. The first matches will start at 08H00 at DHS and we hope that you will come and support your local teams in their games on Saturday. We look forward to a day of good, clean sport and we welcome Sarel Cilliers to our fields in great anticipation.

This past weekend, 25 May, Dundee High hosted sport against Newcastle High School and the results are as follows:
Rugby: The U/14s once again proved to be a force to be reckoned with and convincingly won 27-0 with 5 tries and a conversion. The U/15 match was a proverbial clash of swords, as there was no scoreline to show after 50 minutes of play. The final score was 0-0. Die Derde Rugbyspan het met 'n oorwinning van 17-5 geseëvier en goeie hardlooprugby was te siene op hierdie suksesvolle dag vir rugby. Die Tweede Span is tot dusver onoorwonne en het Saterdag weer eens as oorwinnaars uit die stryd getree. Die eindtelling was 31-3. Hoërskool Dundee se 2de span het hulle staal gewys en 5 drieë is uitgevoer. Die Eerste Rugbyspan het ook 'n sege behaal oor Hoërskool Newcastle en hulle opponente met 28 punte teenoor 17 geklop het. Ons moes terugveg in die 2de helfte want Newcastle het teen rustyd die voortou gehad. Die Eerste Span het veggees openbaar en 23 punte in die 2de helfte aangeteken.
Girls' Hockey: The Girls' Hockey had a clean sweep with the U/14 girls winning 2-0 and the U/16 team having similar success, also winning 2-0. The 1st team also won 3-0. It must be said that the 1st team girls played beautiful passing hockey, and Surina Gregory really showed off her hockey talent with an amazing back stick goal! Well done girls! The 1st team also caught up a match against St Dominic's on Friday afternoon, and claimed another victory, winning 2-0.
Surina Gregory (1st team)
Boys' Hockey: The 1st team was the only boys' team to play on Saturday but they provided plenty of entertainment with a 2-0 victory. DHS would like to thank Blessing Khumalo and Anthony Rebeiro (two of our old scholars) for doing an excellent job as umpires.
Muhle Bhengu (1st team)
Netball: The Netball girls had a difficult day on the court with the majority of the teams losing their games. U/14B: 6-18; U/14A 10-14; U/15B won 8-2; U/15A 14-15; U/16B 3-8; U/16A 6-14; 2nd team lost 7-19 and unfortunately the 1st team also lost their match 15-30. Well done for your effort girls.


KARATE
Congratulations to Saif Goolam who was selected, at the Northern Natal Japanese Karate Association's Trials in Newcastle, to attend the National Championships in Johannesburg at the end of the month. We wish him everything of the best.
BALLET
At DHS, we are constantly being amazed by our multi-talented learners. The performance of the play Anastasia was performed in our school hall and a number of our learners showed off their grace and power as dancers. All who attended enjoyed a delightful evening and we would like to extend our congratulations to everyone involved and our appreciation for the organisers and the hard work you put into the production. We look forward to your next undertaking!
RUGBYPROEWE
Hoërskool Dundee kan weer eens spog met baie besonderse rugbytalent in 2013. Van ons rugbyspelers het dit reggekry om gekies te word vir Noord-Natalspanne. Hulle is Phiwokuhle Zikalala en Colin Scott (O/16) en Snish Mpontshane, Meiring Smit en Tiaan de Waal (O/18). Snish is uitgenooi om die finale KZN-proewe in Pietermaritzburg by te woon en ons wag gretig om te hoor wat die uitslae van hierdie proewe is. Ons is baie trots op al hierdie spelers en ons vertrou dat hulle alle verwagtinge sal oortref, voortreflike aanleg sal vertoon en toegewyd sal speel met die verteenwoordiging van hulle distrik.
HELPENDE HANDE
Die Helpende Hande groep vra vir skenkings van nie-bederfbare voedsel, ou klere en komberse, wat skool toe gestuur kan word. Die items sal aan minderbevoorregtes uitgedeel word. Die nagte is baie koud; kom ons dink aan diesulkes wat in slegter omstandighede as ons is en kom ons verleen 'n helpende hand. At DHS, we hope that you as parents will support your children in this endeavour and encourage them to bring their donations.
AFRIKAANSE CHRISTELIKE JEUGGROEP
Hierdie groep jongmense het die Volwasse Sentrum besoek en die inwoners bederf met eetgoed. Jesus se woorde: “Dit is beter om te gee as om te ontvang,” het 'n werklikheid vir die leerders geword. Baie dankie aan mev. Davie vir haar motivering en reëlings. Die groep vergader elke Dinsdag tydens die tweede pouse in mev. Davie se klas en almal is welkom om die geleenthede by te woon.

21 May 2013

It is hard to believe that there is only a month left of school and yet there is still so much to be done! So, as we enter the last part of the term, we wish our staff and learners endurance and patience; especially with each other! Last week was another busy sporting week.

On Wednesday, 15 May, DHS played sport against Ferrum High School. Ferrum is a formidable opponent and we thank them for the tough competition and for travelling to our school to compete against our teams. The scores were as follows:
Rugby: The U/14 team really put in a valiant effort but could just not pull their match out of the fire. Ferrum eventually came out on top with a victory of 27 points to nil. The U/15 team played a very difficult match and despite the majority of penalties against DHS, the boys in black and red showed guts and determination on the field and felt very hard done by at the conclusion of the match. The 3rd team also endured a brutal encounter, a physical duel rather. DHS conceded 2 soft tries because of their weak defence in the midfield but heroically pulled 2 tries back in the second half. The final score was 21-12 to Ferrum. The 2nd team earned great bragging rights as the only rugby team to be victorious. Their match was well-balanced until half-time when the score was 0-0. Early in the second half, DHS drew blood with a well worked try from Phiwokuhle Zikalala and soon after DHS drove nails into the coffin of Ferrum with 2 well thought out moves resulting in 2 tries for Mthabiseni Dlamini. The final score was 19-0 in favour of the 2nd team boys who are undefeated thus far in the league. The 1st team put in a very courageous effort. With a controversial first try scored by Ferrum's wing, DHS responded well with an excellent scissors move between Meiring Smit and Sphamandla Ndlangamandla resulting in a try. In the second half, DHS was pinned down in their own half and the final blow was dealt when Ferrum scored a try as a result of a kick that was charged down. DHS tried their utmost but could not penetrate the line and unfortunately lost narrowly with 13-7.
2nd team - Mthabiseni Dlamini
Netball: The girls also had a tough day against Ferrum and most of the matches were lost. U/14B 13-15; U/14A 2-35; U/15B 16-21; U/15A drew 15-15; U/16B drew 14-14; U/16A 2-16; 2nd team 3-16 and the 1st team unfortunately also lost 10-28. As long as you girls keep trying, we will support you no matter what the outcome is!

Girls' Hockey: It was an unfortunate day for the girls as most teams lost their matches. The U/14 girls managed to level 1-1 in the first half but later lost 1-5. The U/16B team lost to Ferrum's U/15As 0-5 and the U/16A team were the heroes of the day winning their game 3-0. The 2nd team also lost 0-3. The 1st team lost 1-3 to their biggest rivals in an incredibly tough match that was a constant battle for victory from both sides, and not a one-sided match at all. Well done girls for playing your hearts out!
Nokuphila Dlamini
Boys' Hockey: The 1st team won their match 2-1 as a result of putting every ounce of energy they had into a tough game. They showed brilliant tactics and really demonstrated that they heeded the advice of their coach. The victory was a well-deserved one. The 2nd team also won their match 2-0. Great work boys. Our congratulations go to Wenzi Radebe for being selected into the KZN Inlands B Team! This is an outstanding achievement and we are thankful to have your talent on our team.

Bowls: 8 DHS learners played 4 games against Ferrum; winning 2 and losing the other 2. DHS won overall due to their points aggregate. Well done to all the new players who played and to Fanele and Sibusisiwe who played their final matches for DHS; you will really be missed on the team! Baie dankie aan Mnr. Slabbert vir al sy harde werk en entoesiasme met die afrigting, die leerders vir hul getrouheid by die oefening en ook die ouers vir hulle ondersteuning.

Chess: Unfortunately, the DHS chess team lost to Ferrum; 5-4.


DHS vs ST DOMINIC'S ACADEMY

On 18 May DHS sports teams and staff members dragged themselves out of warm beds and arrived ready for action against St. Dominic's early on Saturday morning. Thank you to St. Dominic's for travelling from Newcastle to play against our teams and also to all who made the day possible. The scores for the day were as follows:
Netball: The girls had a fabulous day on the court, winning all their matches: U/14A 10-8; U/15A 14-12; 2nd team 8-6 and the 1st team won 26-14.
Girls' Hockey: The U/16A girls drew their match 1-1 and the 1st team will only play their match this Friday. We wish you all of the best and we hope you enjoy the match!

Boys' Hockey: The 3rd team drew 0-0 and the 2nd team won 3-0. The stars of the day were the 1st team boys who won their match 5-0! Excellent team work!

Thank you to our dedicated and spirited learners who work hard on the field. We urge you to continue to practice and improve as our final matches against Newcastle High and Sarel Cilliers draw near.
Andile Ntshangase (1st team)
Chess: The DHS chess team beat St. Dominic's 10-0. An excellent result!

13 May 2013

The onslaught of sudden cold weather has not slowed DHS down in the slightest. On Wednesday DHS travelled to Vryheid to play sport against Vryheid Landbou and on Saturday DHS hosted a very cold and wet sports day against Pongola. We would like to thank all the staff, coaches and managers involved for sacrificing time after school and on weekends to ensure our teams perform the best they can. Thank you also to the learners for your enthusiasm and dedication on the field, and to the parents who may provide a lot of motivation and encouragement behind the scenes. The results are as follows:
DHS vs Vryheid Landbou
Rugby:
Our Rugby teams had a very successful afternoon as all the teams won their matches. U/14 42-0; U/15 19-5; 2nd 62-0 and the 1st team match was unfortunately stopped early due to misbehaviour but with the score of 38-0 to DHS.

Girls’ Hockey:
The 2nd team played Vryheid Landbou’s 1st team and won 1-0 and the U/14A’s won 3-0. Well done girls!

Netball:
The Netball girls enjoyed their afternoon as well, winning all of their matches. U/14 17-7; U/15A 14-7; U/15B 11-7; U/16A 10-5; 2nd team 15-5 and the 1st team 16-7. Congratulations girls - you have made us proud - keep up the great play!
DHS vs Pongola
Rugby:
The U/15 team played Pongola in very wet and muddy conditions. After a tight and competitive match, eventually the boys won 7-5, courtesy of a good follow-up try by Estian Coetzee. The 1st team racked up a score of 28-5 with a fantastic second half performance with individual brilliance from Snish Mpontshane who scored two tries.
Girls’ Hockey and Netball:
All matches were cancelled due to the rain and the consequent wet fields.

Today, DHS is playing a home game against Ferrum and on Saturday DHS is hosting another home game against St Dominic’s Academy. We would like to encourage you to come and support your child and the school.

BOYS’ HOCKEY TRIALS
Congratulations to Werner van Staden, Sinabo Vilakazi (U/18), Wenzi Radebe, Andile Ntshangase and Larnell Nero (U/16) who all went through to the second round of the KZN Inland trials. Well done to Werner who made the Inland B team. He was also awarded a trophy for the most promising player when he played for the Northerns Mens’ A side in Pietermaritzburg over the weekend. Wenzi attended the final round of trials in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday and we are eagerly awaiting the results of these trials. Well done to all of you - you make us very proud!
ARMDRUK
Wian het aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Junior Armdruk Kampioenskappe deelgeneem en eerste gekom in die regterarm en tweede in die linkerarm afdelings. Baie geluk, Wian! Ons is trots op jou en wens jou baie sterkte toe met die Wêreldkampioenskap in Pole in September.
SCHOOL PLAY
Rehearsals are continuing and the excitement continues to build round the school. (I personally have had Lion King songs stuck in my head for weeks now!) Unfortunately, Fanelesibonge Ndebele’s name was accidentally left off the cast list previously printed and we would just like to mention that he has landed a main role and we extend our congratulations to him as well.
NAMPO LANDBOUSKOU
Mnr. Smit neem 10 Graad 10-12 seuns om hierdie interessante en leersame skou, wat een van die grootste van sy soort ter wêreld is, in Bothaville (15-17 Mei) by te woon. 'n Groot verskeidenheid landbou masjinerie en lewende hawe sal ten toon gestel word. Ons hoop hierdie gelukkige leerders sal baat vind by die uitstappie en dat hulle kennis van boerdery en ingenieurswese verbreed sal word. Baie dankie ook aan Mnr. Smit wat die seuns hierdie bloostelling aan die wêreld van die boer gee.
HPM - HUMAN PROGRESS MANAGEMENT
HPM is a national company interested in guiding young learners towards a career choice that would be suitable for a specific individual. The tests administered to Grade 9s were specifically aimed at helping learners choose the best subject package for their needs and help guide them onto a career path. The tests were written free of charge at school on Thursday, 9 May. HPM also helps to identify learners with possible learning weaknesses and also presents classes to help learners to develop summaries and stimulate memory, and to increase their test and examination preparation skills. The company franchise for this area (Newcastle, Vryheid, Dundee and Ladysmith) is held by Dr Willie Koen and he can be reached at: hpmdrakensberg@vodamail.co.za.

6 May 2013

DHS vs VHS
On Saturday, 04 May, DHS played sport against Vryheid High School. It was a tough day for most of our teams, but they really tried to perform their best. Congratulations to Vryheid High on your victories and for travelling to Dundee for the day. The results were as follows:

Netball:
Unfortunately, all our teams lost. We hope that this has given you girls some extra determination to perform better next time! U/14A 10-16, U/14B 5-13, U/15A 5-15, U/15B 7-14, U/16A 2-13, U16/B 2-11, 2nd team 6-18 and the 1st team 15-20.
Boys' Hockey:
Our boys also faced tough opposition, losing both their matches. The 2nd team lost 0-2 and the 1st 1-3.
Girls' Hockey:
The U/14s drew 1-1, the U/16As won 1-0, the U/16Bs drew 0-0, the 2nd team drew 1-1 and the 1st team also drew their match 1-1. Well done girls! Thank you to all the coaches for sacrificing their time to coach and umpire for DHS. A special thanks to the outside umpires: Wandile Ngobese and Blessing Khumalo for lending us your superb skills!
Rugby:
The U/14s won their match 22-5 and the undefeated U/15s won 10-7. The U/15s had a very hard-fought victory as they trailed behind for the majority of the match; scoring a match-winning try during injury time. The 3rd team lost 7-5 and the 2nd team won 38-26 and displayed good ball-handling and has five tries to show for, courtesy of Colin Scott, Swazi Nkosi, Andile Nonyane, Wian de Bruyn and Nhlakanipho Shange. The 2nd team award CJ Lourens player of the match for being ever present at ruck time and he proved to be a true predator on the ground. Unfortunately, the 1st team lost 22-8 despite a valiant first half performance. Some excellent results boys, well done!
Thank you to all the staff and coaches who made this day possible, and most importantly to the learners of DHS for your true team spirit and unfailing devotion to your school.
GIRLS' HOCKEY TRIALS
Congratulations to Surina Gregory and Minenhle Mdlalose who were both selected to attend the U/16 Hockey Country District Trials held last Sunday, 5 May. We are eagerly awaiting the results of the trials.

29 Apr 2013

RCL 2013
Congratulations to the following learners, who were elected by their classmates to represent them on the Representative Council of Learners:
Gr 12: Lin-Mari Kriel (Dep. Secretary), Sibusisiwe Mbatha, Luanda Myeni, Mlondi Shoba (Dep. Chairperson) and Malwande Mngadi (Treasurer).
Gr 11: CJ Lourens, Siyabonga Lukhele, Bradley Thompson, Vanesse Burns and Qophelo Qwabe.
Gr 10: Zanele Ndlovu, Sadiyah Malek, Amanda Mthethwa, Wandile Khumalo and Malibongwe Madondo.
Gr 9: Stephen Ferreira, Sisanda Mtshali, Nhlakanipho Mkhize, Jivani Govender and Mzilikazi Khumalo.
Gr 8: Dylan Maré, Krushil Sewmangal, Megan Carey, Nosipho Mkhize and Asanda Mshange.
These learners have the task of working together to represent their classes' needs and come up with innovative ideas to help improve our school. DHS would like to thank Mr Devereux for encouraging and leading the RCL learners, as well as Fanele Ndebele (Chairman) and Simoné Groenewald (Secretary).
School Play
It is with much excitement that we announce the DHS play for 2013. DHS will be presenting the Lion King in the third term. With over 50 auditions for main character roles, the task of selecting the cast proved incredibly difficult. It must be mentioned that our school is filled with very talented learners and beautiful voices. Those learners who did not make the final cast were not for lack of talent, but rather lack of enough roles. As a result, there will be a large number of extras in the play. Congratulations to the following learners who received the main roles:
Mlondi Shoba, Catherine Willis-Smith, Nqaba Mngomezulu, Lianca Congdon, Kwanda Shabalala, Felicia de Beer, Siphumelele Gumede, Lungile Kunene, Malwande Mngadi, Nelisa Mtshali, Kurt Estrice, Wanele Zulu, Sifundiswa Phiri, Nokuphila Dlamini, Siqalala Shandu and Atiyyah Ameen.
As educators, we occasionally think that some learners tend to behave like animals in the classroom, so it will be quite amusing to see how well they can really act like animals!
SA Athletics
Jonathan Benjamin represented KZN at the SA Athletics Meeting held in Germiston from 20-23 March. He took part in the Octathlon and placed first in the 1000m event and ninth overall! Well done Jonathan! We commend you for this outstanding achievement and your continued dedication to your sport!
Fishing
DHS received the results from the KZN Fishing Trials held earlier this term. Congratulations to the following fishermen who were selected to represent KZN:
Mikaile Nanan, Ruben Kenchenten, Dewald Wait and Akeel Singh.
DHS vs Ladysmith
Netball: U/14A lost 0-1, U/14B lost 3-14, U/15A lost 5-17, U/15B lost 0-15, U/16A lost 9-13, U/16 B won 10-2, 2nd team lost 1-16 and the 1st team also lost 15-20. Don't worry girls, may this fuel you to perform with even more determination in your next matches.

Chess: The DHS chess team unfortunately lost 2-4.

Girls' Hockey: U/14 drew 1-1, U/16A won 2-1, U/16B won 2-0, the 2nd lost 0-1 and the 1st team drew 2-2. Well done girls!

Boys' Hockey: The 2nd team lost 0-1 and the first team won 4-2.
Helpende Hande
Die Helpende Hande Groep het 'n besoek afgelê aan die Eventide Ouetehuis en die tyd saam met die senior burgers terdeë geniet. Hulle het die voorreg gehad om een van die inwoners, wat 94 jaar oud is, te ontmoet. Sy het haar lewenservaringe van so ver terug as 1960, toe sy op Hoërskool Dundee was, met hulle gedeel. Die skoliere het ook 'n voormalige nasionale rugbyspeler ontmoet. Eetgoed is uitgedeel en die seniors se harte is verwarm met sang van die leerders. Hierdie ondervinding het 'n goeie gevoel by die leerders sowel as by die seniors gelaat en ons moedig meer van ons kinders aan om by hierdie projek betrokke te raak. Die groep vra hierdie kwartaal skenkings van nie-bederfbare voedsel, ou klere en komberse wat vir behoeftiges uitgedeel kan word.
Reminders
DHS would like to remind all learners that while 1 May is a public holiday, we expect you back at school on 2, 3 May, wearing your winter uniform. To our parents, the AGM is on 2 May and starts at 18:00. We hope to see you there! On Saturday, 4 May, DHS will be playing a home game against Vryheid High School.

22 Apr 2013

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.

TOURS

Boys' Hockey
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.

Girls' Hockey
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:
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.
Netball
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:
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!
DHS vs LADYSMITH
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:
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.
MTB RACE
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.'

TOP TEN
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.

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.
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!

BLOODBANK
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.

12 Apr 2013

We hope that you all had a blessed Easter and that you enjoyed this time of rest with your children. The second term is always a busy one as we have our winter sports. On top of that, the learners will be writing their June exams on the work covered in the first and second terms. We therefore ask our parents to keep motivating and supporting their children so that they can reach their fullest potential.

POETRY CLUB TOUR:
On Thursday, 21 March, the DHS poetry club left from school for their tour to Eshowe, Shakaland. The learners arrived at the beautiful land of the Zulus earlier than expected and had the chance to admire a breath-taking view, while enjoying a swim. The learners had the privilege of being guided by a very knowledgeable tour guide, Joe, who helped them feel at home. Throughout the tour, the learners were able to experience the life of the Zulus during Shaka's reign; they slept in huts and participated in many activities such as spear throwing, pottery making and tasting traditional Zulu beer - umqombothi. The DHS learners were very well-behaved and left their mark by teaching everyone they encountered all their songs. On Friday night, the learners had the chance to perform poetry and songs for other guests which was an exhilarating experience for our learners. The poetry learners also divided into boys and girls and performed the Zulu dance (ukugida) together for the guests and recited some original poems. The learners were delighted to experience such a positive response to their poetry. On Saturday, everyone sadly wished Joe farewell and arrived back safely in Dundee, exhausted but poetically inspired. The poetry club would like to thank their parents for the support they offered, Mrs Madondo and Miss Chitsulo for accompanying and encouraging them, Sthe for driving and everyone at Shakaland.
JUNIOR RUGBY:
From the 21st to the 23rd of March, DHS u/14 and u/15 rugby teams participated in an u/15 rugby tournament hosted by Greytown High School. Both teams played excellent rugby and learned a lot during their stay in Greytown. The u/15 side played against Greytown's u/15As during the premier match on Thursday and were unlucky to lose 12-19. On the same day, the u/14 side came up against a very potent Empangeni u/15A side and were dominated during the first half, but improved their play a lot during the second half for a final loss of 29-0. On Friday, both sides faced tough opposition; the u/14s faced a determined Treverton u/15A side and were unfortunate to go down 17-25 after playing their best rugby of the year thus far. The u/15 side faced an Umvoti development side that appeared to draw its players from many different age groups. After leading by 21-10, injuries to several key players resulted in the team losing 21-24 and the brief hospitalisation of 3 of our players. Dundee High would like to applaud Greytown High School once again for hosting an excellent tournament that saw to high quality rugby played and enjoyed by all that attended. Thank you too, to the coaches and drivers who sacrificed their weekend to accompany and encourage our boys.
BOYS' HOCKEY - POTCHEFSTROOM:
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 to two national players who played for South Africa at the 2012 Olympics. The first morning of training, at the University, saw the boys rested and as fresh as daisies. But as the days progressed and the sessions got more and more intense, the boys started feeling it in their bodies. The team always gave their best and placed Dundee solidly on the map of all the other participants. They played 6 matches and the scores were as follows:

AGAINSTSCORE
Afrikaans Hoër (Pta) second teamDHS won 1 - 0
Vereeniging Technical HighDHS won 3 - 1
St. Dominics' (Newcastle)DHS won 4 - 0
Afrikaans Hoër (Pta) U/16ADHS won 2 - 0
Ferdinand PostmaDHS won 1 - 0
Merensky (Tzaneen)2 - 2 draw
The team played a pre-tour game against the men's hockey club and won the game 1 - 0 . We are looking forward to an exciting season.

Well done, boys. Your excellent behaviour and the great games played have made Dundee High proud. We are thankful to all the role players who made this tour possible: it has unified the team, taught them new skills, given them the opportunity to play on astro and provided a lot of fun.

Our sincere appreciation go to our sponsors:
T-shirts 4 Afrika, for our awesome match kit
Tony's Tool Hire, for the great hockey bags
Mr Ndlovu (Sokhela), for two practise T-shirts per player
GIRLS' HOCKEY:
Over the Easter holidays the first team attended a Hockey Clinic in Bloemfontein hosted by the UFS. Mornings were spent learning new skills, games were played in the afternoon and at night 8 vs 8 games were played on the Astro. The girls played great hockey, with the highlight being a 6 - 1 win against Uitsig High School.

A tournament team (of the best players from the 25 schools attending) was chosen and it was a proud DHS moment when Surina Gregory was called to play against the KOVSIES side, which consists of national players. Well done Swienkies!

Super striker, Simoné Groenewald, also impressed "off" the field and was a finalist in the Miss Clinic, proof that Hockey Fitness has many advantages.

Thank you to all who made the tour possible, as well as our sponsors, FLOTEK, RABCO and the MüLLERS.

A friendly game was played against the Northern Natal A Ladies' side on Saturday 6 April. With both teams weakened due to injury, the final score was 0 - 0 . Well done, girls, we look forward to more practise games against the ladies as they prepare for the SACD Tournament in June.

Umzinyathi: The following girls were chosen to represent Umzinyathi at the provincial tournament (26 - 28 April):

U/18        U/16 
Lianca CongdonRebekah LewisSurina GregorySoené Kolesky
Simoné GroenewaldBuhle ShabanguKarla MüllerZanele Ndlovu
Chrizelle StanderAnél RaubenheimerMinenhle MdlaloseLisa Mtshali
Erika PrinslooVanesse BurnsSanica WilliamsMareli Maré
Nokuphila Dlamini  Jehan EbrahimHappiness Manqele
NETBALL TOUR:
The girls travelled to Klein Kariba, near Bela-Bela in Limpopo, on the 2nd of April to attend a clinic. The coaching was extremely good and a lot was learned, but unfortunately only one of the possible five matches were played due to the rainy weather. A game drive, hot water pools, supertubing and many more fun activities were enjoyed. We offer our thanks to our driver, Mr Vögel, and to Mr and Mrs Meintjes for accompanying 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 always be the best in everything you do, since you never know what the future holds for you. The four DHS learners were awarded certificates for their participation and Nqaba has an extra one to show, for stepping in and helping out in the place of the learner who passed away. Mrs Arndt and Mr Slabbert are thanked for their coaching and their guidance.
IMPORTANT DATES:
Friday  12 April 2013  Netball Umzinyathi Trials (Sarel Cillers) 
Saturday  13 April 2013  Sport against Amajuba (away) / KZN Fishing Trials 
Sunday  14 April 2013  Richmond Mudman 
Tuesday  16 April 2013  Blood Bank/Dundee Junior Gr 7 Open Day (17:30 - DHS Staff Room) 
Wednesday  17 April 2013  Parent Evening (18:00 - 20:00 , School Hall) 
Thursday  18 April 2013  Ichtus and Uelzen Gr 7 Open Day (17:30 - DHS Staff Room) 
Friday  19 April 2013  Provincial Netball Trials / Umzinyathi Chess Trials (Dundee Junior Primary) 
Saturday  20 April 2013  Sport against Ladysmith High (away) 
Sunday  21 April 2013  KZN Inlands Boys' Hockey Trials (PMB) 
Thursday  25 April 2013  AGM 

25 Mar 2013

Poetry Club Tour
On Thursday, 21 March, the DHS poetry club left from school for their tour to Eshowe, Shakaland. The learners arrived at the beautiful land of the Zulu's earlier than expected and had the chance to admire a breath-taking view, while enjoying a swim. The learners had the privilege of being guided by a very knowledgeable tour guide, Joe, who helped them feel at home. Throughout the tour, the learners were able to experience the life of the Zulus during Shaka's reign; they slept in huts and participated in many activities such as spear throwing, pottery making and tasting traditional Zulu beer - umqombothi. The DHS learners were very well-behaved and left their mark by teaching everyone they encountered all their songs. On Friday night, the learners had the chance to perform poetry and songs for other guests which was an exhilarating experience for our learners. The poetry learners also divided into boys and girls and performed the Zulu dance (ukugida) together for the guests and recited some original poems. The learners were delighted to experience such a positive response to their poetry. On Saturday, everyone sadly wished Joe farewell and arrived back safely in Dundee, exhausted but poetically inspired. The poetry club would like to thank their parents for the support they offered, Mrs Madondo and Ms Chitsulu for accompanying and encouraging them, Sthe for driving and everyone at Shakaland.
Rugby
From the 21st to the 23rd of March, DHS u/14 and u/15 rugby teams participated in an u/15 rugby tournament hosted by Greytown High School. Both teams played excellent rugby and learned a lot during their stay in Greytown. The u/15 side played against Greytown's u/15As during the premier match on Thursday and, after some controversial refereeing decisions during the first half, were unlucky to lose 12-19. On the same day, the u/14 side came up against a very potent Empangeni u/15A side and were dominated during the first half, but improved their play a lot during the second half for a final loss of 29-0. On Friday, both sides faced tough opposition; the u/14s faced a determined Treverton u/15A side and were unfortunate to go down 17-25 after playing their best rugby of the year thus far. The u/15 side faced an Umvoti development side that appeared to draw its players from many different age groups. After leading by 21-10, injuries to several key players resulted in the team losing 21-24 and brief hospitalisation of 3 of our players. Dundee High would like to applaud Greytown High School once again for hosting an excellent tournament that saw to high quality rugby played and enjoyed by all that attended. Thank you too, to the coaches and drivers who sacrificed their weekend to accompany and encourage our boys.
EG Jansen
Op Maandag, 18 Maart, het twee van ons Graad 9 leerders, Chanel MacDonald en Sanica Williams, aan die finale rondte van die EG Jansen Redenaarskompetisie, in Amazintoti by Kuswag, deelgeneem. 'n Besondere prestasie het die juniorspan te beurt geval en puik toesprake is gelewer. Dit was vir hulle 'n ongelooflike ervaring en so 'n groot geleentheid waar hulle baie geleer het. Hulle wil net dankie sê aan Mnr Devereux wat hulle geneem het en Mnr Haschke wat vir hulle die geleentheid gegee het om te gaan. Baie geluk aan die twee senior sprekers ook, Tanya van der Westhuizen en Shanté Marais, wat ook aan die eerste rondte by Ladysmith deelgeneem het. Ons is trots op julle en hou aan om ons Afikaanse Taal te behou.
Holidays
As this last week of school draws to a close, DHS would like to thank its entire staff - educators, groundsmen, cleaners, secretaries, HODs, coaches and the principal - for a term of hard work and many stressful hours dedicated to the classroom, the sports field and other cultural activities. Thank you to the learners for their hard work and for instilling pride in our school name. We wish everybody a safe and happy holiday. Please relax and return refreshed and ready for the new term on Monday, 8 April, Day 1.

18 Mar 2013

Fishing
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 volg
  • 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!
Cordwalles Mudman
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).
KZNA Atletiek
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.
Jonathan Benjamin, Colin Scott, Surina Gregory
and Christopher Reynders
Rotary Daily News Team Talk Competition
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.
Atiyyah Ameen, Wandile Khumalo and Sadiyah Malek
Reports and Holidays
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.

15 Mar 2013

MULTISPORT - EPWORTH MUDMAN:
All the Mudman athletes slept over at Mr and Mrs Carter's farm to enjoy an evening of rest and fun before an early departure to the Albert Falls Dam Sunday morning, 3 March. The results were as follows:
NAMEITEM
Mr CarterIndividual full distance
Mrs CarterIndividual full distance
Rowan van der MerweIndividual full distance
Erika PrinslooIndividual half distance
Stephen FerreiraIndividual half distance
Terry-Lee HoniballIndividual half distance
David JacobsIndividual half distance
Justin DekkerIndividual half distance
Jaclyn CoxIndividual half distance
Fergus Donaldson, Kobus Müller and Werner van StadenTeam Gongoloz full distance
Anél Raubenheimer, David Grace and Karla MüllerTeam Avengers full distance
Thealize Jacobs, (parent) Barry Scott and Makwande MabasoTeam Pure Blend full distance
Simoné Groenewald and Rebekah LewisTeam Armadillos full distance
Langa Madela and Kurt EstriceTeam full distance
Taylor Martinson, Robert Scott and Tiaan de WaalDream Team full distance (first place)
Dewald Wait, Zelvin de Beer and Simone MillarTeam Fitness Freaks half distance
Russel Smith, Johannes Dlamini and Mellow HlongwaneTeam Mud Madness half distance
Jessica Shanahan, Coenie Sonnekus and Kevin JacobsTeam Thumb Tacks half distance
A special thank you to Mrs Müller for sponsoring the Multi-Sport team jackets for our athletes; we really appreciate your contribution! Thank you also to Mr Müller and Mrs Carter for transporting the learners. Finally, thank you to Mrs Carter, on behalf of all the athletes, for an exciting and extremely fun weekend; the multi-sport group continues to grow and produce new faces and this is due to your hard work and enthusiasm!
SPORT RESULTS:
DHS vs Estcourt (friendly):
SPORTSCORE
FIRST GIRLS' HOCKEY5 - 0
FIRST NETBALL24 - 20
RUGBY (U/15)41 - 0
FIRST RUGBY66 - 0
DHS vs Utrecht (friendly):
SPORTSCORE
SECOND GIRLS' HOCKEY0 - 3
U/14 GIRLS' HOCKEY0 - 0
FIRST NETBALL27 - 10
SECOND RUGBY vs UTRECHT FIRSTS73 - 0
RUGBY U/14 vs UTRECHT U/1510 - 12
DHS vs Harrismith (friendly):
SPORTSCORE
FIRST RUGBY15 - 9
Congratulations to all these teams who performed well and enjoyed their games. The matches were conducted in a sportsmanlike fashion and all players displayed dedication and drive. Thank you to all the staff and coaches who attended to the games and looked after the learners.
KZNA ATHLETICS:
Congratulations to the following athletes on their achievements at the Provincial Championships in Durban:
NAMEITEM TIME / DISTANCEPLACE
Christopher ReyndersJavelin49,86mSecond
Colin ScottJavelin  48,80mSecond
Jonathan BenjaminOctathlon3254pointsThird
Surina GregoryLongjump4,59mFifth
Hard work is rewarded, as our school motto says! We are proud of you and your involvement in this stunning sport. Persevere in your attempts! A huge thank you is offered to the parents for transporting the learners and providing coaching and support.
JONATHAN BENJAMIN:
Jonathan Benjamin has been chosen to participate in the ASA National Championships in Germiston on 22 and 23 March. We wish him all the best and we know he will make us proud.
Jonathan also deserves congratulations for his performance representing the KZN Cricket Team during the 2012 December holidays. Due to this outstanding achievement, he has been awarded Honours.
NKZN HOCKEY:
The following staff members made NKZN Hockey Teams: Miss Coetzee was selected for the Ladies' A team and Mr Kelbrick was chosen for the Men's B team. Mrs Nortje is the Ladies' B team Coach and Mr Nortje is the new Ladies' B Manager. One of our learners, Werner van Staden, was also chosen for the NKZN Hockey Men's A team. Congratulations to everybody! We wish you all the best in your upcoming season and matches.
ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST:
There were 6 teams interested in entering the Rotary team talk this year. After an internal DHS round, 2 teams were selected. Simethembile Sibisi, Ayanda Dlamini and Nhlalonhle Mkhonza and Attiyyah Ameen, Wandile Khumalo and Sadiyah Malek. Well done to Attiyyah, Wandile and Sadiyah for winning the first round of the Speech Contest against Sarel Cilliers with their speech "Food for thought". Unfortunately, they fell out in the second round that was held in Newcastle. They performed extremely well and received many compliments and encouraging advice. Show your strength by persevering in this discipline and by trying again next year.
HOW CAN A LEARNER IMPROVE HIS MATHS?
TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR STUDY OF MATHEMATICS, ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AS HONESTLY AS POSSIBLE:
  1. Do I complete my homework every day?
  2. Do I listen to my teacher's explanations and instructions in class?
  3. Do I mark my work every day and do I make sure that I correct wrong answers?
  4. Do I never copy mathematical solutions from someone else?
  5. Do I follow up by correcting the mistakes I made in tests/exams?
  6. Do I know my maths rules, theories and formulae well?
  7. Do I work systematically?Do I do more than what my teacher expects from me? (do I, for instance, do more examples than what my teacher gave me to do?)
  8. Do I work through old test and exam papers?
  9. Do I use coloured pens to emphasize important points?
  10. Do I write down hints and notes next to my work?
  11. Do I make sure I can use my calculator correctly?
  12. Do I avoid carelessness?
  13. Do I consult with someone if I need help?
Parents, please encourage your child by:
  1. Not teaching him other methods - it will confuse him.
  2. Not making comments like "I could never do maths" or "maths is hard".
  3. Always encouraging your child to build his confidence.

    Motivating your child to never give up.

11 Mar 2013

DHS vs Utrecht
Two of our rugby teams, a netball team and two hockey teams travelled to Utrecht, on Wednesday, 6 March. All sporting codes performed well and enjoyed the day. All matches were conducted in a sportsmanlike fashion, and all players displayed dedication and drive. Seeing that this was a pre-season friendly fixture, scores will not be taken into account, but Dundee High is showing much promise for the sporting year ahead. Thank you to all the staff and coaches who attended and thank you to Utrecht for hosting the day.
Athletics
Jonathan Benjamin has been chosen to participate in the ASA National Championships in Germiston on 22, 23 March. We wish you all of the best, Jonathan, and we know that your performance will make us proud.
Cricket
Jonathan Benjamin also deserves congratulations for his performance representing the KZN Cricket team during the December holidays. Due to this outstanding achievement, Jonathan has been awarded Honours.
Rugby
The first team travelled to Harrismith High to play a friendly pre-season rugby match. The boys played well and their long training hours are certainly reflected on the field. Thank you to Harrismith High for hosting the match.
NKZN Hockey
On Saturday, 9 March, the Northern Natal Hockey trials took place. The following DHS staff members made teams: Ms N. Coetzee was selected for the Ladies' team and Mr K. Kelbrick was chosen for the Men's B team. Mrs N. Nortje is the Ladies' B team Coach and Mr J. Nortje is the new Ladies' B Manager. Congratulations! You have just proved that educators do have lives outside of coaching, marking and teaching! We wish you all of the best in your upcoming season and matches. One of our learners, Werner van Staden, was also chosen for the NKZN Hockey Men's A team; well-done Werner - fortunately you will be playing hockey with your teachers and not against them!

4 Mar 2013

With just over three weeks left of the first term, DHS is in no way slowing down! Everybody is extremely busy and involved in various school activities; as they say -time flies when you're having fun!

Multisport
The first Ingudlane Challenge took place and the terrain was thoroughly enjoyed by all competitors. Well done to Robert Scott who placed 2nd overall, in the 40km MTB race, missing 1st place by less than a minute. David Grace, who completed the 20km MTB race, and Rowan van der Merwe, who came 3rd in the 10km MTB run, also made us very proud! Thank you to Mrs Carter for all her organisation and for continually motivating the learners!

On Saturday, all the Mudman athletes slept over at Mr and Mrs Carter's farm to enjoy and evening of rest and fun before an early departure to the Albert Falls Dam on Sunday morning. Thank you to the Carters for their hospitality and to Kobus and Amanda Müller for sponsoring a delicious and well-enjoyed braai on Saturday evening. Well done to all the learners who participated:
  • Individual Full Distance: Mrs Carter, Craig Carter and Rowan van der Merwe.
  • Individual Half Distance: Erika Prinsloo, Stephen Ferreira, Terry Lee Honiball, David Jacobs, Justin Dekker and Jaclyn Cox.
  • Team Full Distance: Fergus Donaldson, Kobus Müller and Werner van Staden (Team Gongoloz); Anél Raubenheimer, David Grace and Karla Müller (Team Avengers); Tealize Jacobs, Barrie Scott (a parent!) and Makwande Mabaso (Team Pure Blend); Simoné Groenewald and Rebekah Lewis (Team Armadillos) and Russel, Langa Madela and Kurt Estrice. Congratulations to Dream Team who placed first overall - Taylor Martinson, Robert Scott and Tiaan de Waal.
  • Team Half Distance: Dewald Wait, Zelvin de Beer and Simone Millar (Team Fitness Freaks); Russel Smith, Johannes Dlamini and Mello Hlongwane (Team Mud Madness); Jessica Shanahan, Coenie Sonnekus and Kevin Jacobs (The Thumb Tacks).
A special thank you to Amanda Müller for sponsoring the Multi-Sport team jackets for our athletes; we really appreciate your contribution! Thank you also to Kobus Müller and Mrs Carter for transporting the learners, tackling goats, taxis and overloaded bakkies to make it safely to the dam. Finally, thank you to Mrs Carter, on behalf of all the athletes, for an exciting and extremely fun weekend; the multi-sport group continues to grow and produce new faces and this is due to your hard work and enthusiasm!

Athletics
Jonathan Benjamin continues to make DHS proud! He recently came 3rd (in his age group) in an Octathlon, held in Durban. He also participated in a 10km marathon, held in Pietermaritzburg, where he finished in the top 30 in a time of 36 minutes! Your dedication to your athletics is truly an inspiration to us all!
Gholf
Sunelle von Molendorff is gekies vir die KZN Junior gholfspan. Baie geluk Sunelle! Ons is bevoorreg om 'n atleet van jou gehalte in ons skool te hê.
Afrikaanse Christelike Jeuggroep
Die Afrikaanse Christelike Jeuggroep is die afgelope naweek Thangami Spa toe. Dit was waarlik 'n geseënde naweek waar hulle weer eens in die natuur bewus geword het van die Here se teenwoordigheid. Hulle het die 'zipline', moddergat, hindernisbaan, stap en krokodille baie geniet! Hulle wil graag al hulle dank aan hul Hemelse Vader vir hierdie geleentheid uitspreek!
DHS vs Escourt
On Saturday, DHS hosted sport against Escourt High. It was a very successful day and was enjoyed by all. Thank you to those who sacrificed their Saturday to be there and of course to Escourt for visiting our school and playing their hearts out!
  • Girls' Hockey: The first team played very well and won their match 5-0! Well done girls! Thank you to Blessing Khumalo for umpiring and for always motivating everyone on the field. Thank you also to Mrs Nortje for her coaching enthusiasm and for pushing the girls to reach their full potential!
  • Netball: The first team won their match 24-20. We look forward to seeing you girls improve more and more on the court! Thank you to Mrs Meintjes for all her hard work coaching!
  • Rugby: The u/15 boys and the first team played a friendly warm up game against Escort. Congratulations on the excellent results; it proved a fun game. Thank you to the coaches; Mr Lippke (u/15), Mr Smit and Mr Kelbrick (1st team) for helping your teams perform their best. This weekend, the rugby teams travel to Harrismith for another another pre-season game.

1 Mar 2013

We are already in March; time flies when you are having fun! When you read this letter you will realise that that is exactly what is happening at Dundee High School. We would once again like to thank each and every learner, parent and especially the educators for all the motivation, organisation and sacrifices made.

DHS SWIMMING GALA:
Thank you to all the parents who came to support; it is always an honour to have you at our school events. We also thank Mr Fraser, who organised the gala with great efficiency, and the staff who performed their various duties. The hostel learners must be commended for their excellent behaviour and their good spirit. Our congratulations go to the following learners who were awarded for their achievements in the swimming pool:
NAMEITEM
David JacobsOld Boys' trophy 100m breast stroke, boys open
Taylor MartinsonWrights trophy 100m breast stroke, girls open
Rowan van der MerweMetcalfe trophy 100m backstroke, boys open
Sanica WilliamsJohan Herman trophy 100m backstroke, girls open
Rowan van der MerweGemco trophy 100m freestyle, boys open
Sanica WilliamsAlborough trophy 100m freestyle, girls open
Rowan van der MerweJames and Jody Mitchell trophy for the fastest time 50m freestyle,boys
Sanica WilliamsRheini Heunis trophy for the fastest time 50m freestyle, girls
Justin DekkerThe Olivier trophy Junior Victor Ludorum
Sanica WilliamsThe Olivier trophy Junior Victrix Ludorum
Rowan van der MerweMalcolm Ronald trophy Senior Victor Ludorum
Taylor MartinsonSnyman and Reuch trophy Senior Victrix Ludorum
Rowan van der MerweThe Rogers trophy for the top achievement of the day
SHARKSDundee Institute cup for the winning house

SPAR KZN aQUELLE REGIONAL GIRLS' HOCKEY TOURNAMENT:
This exciting pre-season tournament took place on Saturday, 23 February, and 10 teams from the region took part in it. Dundee High School's First Team showed courage and dedication and won 2 games, drew one and lost one. They unfortunately lost in the semi-finals to Ferrum, who went on to win the tournament.

Brilliant hockey was played and the day was a huge success. Thank you to Spar KZN and aQuelle as well as Mr and Mrs Adalis of Charlies' Superspar, for the generous sponsorship. By doing this you have helped promote DHS. Thank you also to Mrs Nortje for all her hard work in organising the tournament.
TD-AGRI RUGBY 7'S TOURNAMENT:
The first Sevens Tournament, hosted by Dundee High School, went off very well and the day delivered some good, yet clean rugby. DHS entered two teams: the First Team reached the semi-finals of the A-league and the Second Team reached the semi-finals of the B-league. Unfortunately, they were both eliminated at this level. We would like to convey our sincere thanks to TD-Agri for assisting us with the sponsorship of this event. Due to the success of the tournament, we aim to host it annually.
MULTISPORT:
The first Ingudlane Challenge took place last weekend and the terrain was thoroughly enjoyed by all competitors. Our congratulations go to Robert Scott who came 2nd in the 40km MTB race, missing 1st place by less than a minute. Well done also to David Grace who did the 20km MTB race and to Rowan van der Merwe who came 3rd in the 10km run. Thank you to Mrs Carter for all her organisation and motivation of our learners. We wish you all well for the Epworth Mudman that is taking place this coming weekend!
JONATHAN BENJAMIN:
Well done to Jonathan: he came third in his age group in an Octathlon, held in Durban. He also participated in a 10km marathon held in Pietermaritzburg and finished in the top 30 with a time of 36 minutes! You keep making us proud, Jonathan, and we will be watching closely for your next achievement!
SUNELLE VON MOLENDORFF:
Sunelle was chosen for the KZN junior golf squad. Well done Sunelle, we are honoured to have an athlete of your calibre at DHS.
BLOOD BANK REPRESENTATIVES:
Our school's Blood Bank representatives attended a workshop at the SANBS centre in Newcastle. Pupils from various schools in the area took part in the SANBS peer promotion workshop, giving our learners the opportunity to meet and mingle with them. They were taught what would be expected of them during their reign as Blood Donor representatives and how they should assist when blood clinics are held at school. A lot was learned about different blood groups, HIV/Aids, different diseases and STD's. It was found to be informative, interesting and a wonderful learning experience. David Palmer gave a heartfelt speech about how his life was saved due to blood donors taking the time to give him the precious gift of life. The great news is that Dundee High is placed second in KZN and first in NKZN for the number of blood units donated.
VALENTINE'S HAMPER:
A couple of Grade 11's sold tickets to raise money for the upcoming Matric Farewell. The draw took place and Mrs Davie was the lucky winner of the lovely hamper, filled with chocolates! We are happy for you, Mrs Davie!
SCHOOL SOCKS:
Some of our learners requested that the Governing Body change the grey socks they are wearing at present, to black socks. The request was denied and we remind all learners, especially the boys, that they are to wear grey socks with their pants.

18 Feb 2013

SCHOOL TIMES:
We have had too many of our learners arriving late for school especially on a Wednesday. This is unacceptable and it does not represent the emphasis we put on punctuality. We urge our parents to help and guide your children to learn to plan and to be on time for school and everything else that is associated with their school work.

The school times are as follows:
Starting at 7:25 on Wednesdays and at 7:30 on all other days.
School closes at 14:15 from Monday to Thursday and at 12:40 on a Friday.
BLOOD BANK:
The South African National Blood Services collected 127 units of blood from learners and staff at DHS on Tuesday, 5 February. The heroes of the day were Mr Nortje, who donated for the 75th time, Mrs Gold, who recorded her 80th donation, and Mr Vögel, who donated blood for the 94th time! Thank you to all those who donated and to the blood bank representatives who helped run the day efficiently. As a result of your donations, DHS retains its position as the number one donating school in NKZN and its position in the top 20 schools in KZN. Congratulations to the Grade 11’s for being the grade with the highest number of learners present during the day. The SANBS also awarded certificates to the following DHS 2012 representatives for all of their hard work: Tessa Botes, Nicole Slater, Prishanta Sewpaul, Ebrahim Amod, Nomangwane Hlatshwayo, Fanele Ndebele and Felicia de Beer.
MUDMAN:
The DHS Sport Team took part in their first Mudman of the season. A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Müller for travelling with the Sprinter and a very loaded bike rack, due to our ever expanding team. Thank you to the DHS parents who travelled to Hermannsburg to transport and support their children. Well done to Robert Scott and Mrs Carter, who did the Full Individual race, and to Jaclyn Cox, David Jacobs, Erika Prinsloo and Stephen Ferreira for completing the Half Individual. Congratulations to all the following teams who participated: team 'Avengers’ (David Grace, Karla Müller and Taylor Martinson) who came first in their age group; team 'Congoloz’ (Fergus Donaldson, Kobus Müller and Werner van Staden); team 'Underdogs’ (Langa Madela, Kevin Jacobs and Kurt Estrice) who completed the full event; team 'Simca’ (Lianca Congdon, Simoné Groenewald and Rebekah Lewis); team 'Racing Pigeons’ (Terry-Lee Honiball, Sarah-Jane Cherry and Russel Smith) who took part in the half distance event. Well done to all of you - especially the new comers! Our sincere appreciation goes to Mrs Carter for all her organising and motivation. Remember; life is too short for one sport so why not multisport!
CHELMSFORD CHALLENGE AND MIDMAR MILE:
Dundee High School, once again, lived up to their reputation of having the most entries at the annual Chelmsford Challenge open water swim. It turned out to be a beautiful and hot summer’s day - and the DHS school spirit soared. Thank you to all the swimmers who helped make the day a success and create great memories! Well done to the following for completing the 1 000m: Fergus Donaldson, Stephen Ferreira, David Jacobs, Dewald Wait, Rowan van der Merwe, Robert Scott, Sanica Williams, Thealize Jacobs, Jessica Shanahan, Vanesse Burns, Anél Raubenheimer, Erika Prinsloo, Jaclyn Cox, Jehan Ebrahim, Rebekah Lewis, Taylor Martinson, Mrs Carter, Mrs Venter and Miss Bijker. And to those who completed the 500m: Werner van Staden, Kobus Müller, Karla Müller, David Grace, Soené Kolesky and Janco Kotze.

The 40th Midmar Mile was held over the weekend of the 10th of February, and over 16 000 people participated. Dundee High swimmers joined in on the action: well done to Anél Raubenheimer, Dewald Wait, Jehan Ebrahim, Erika Prinsloo, David Jacobs, Thealize Jacobs, Vanesse Burns, Rowan van der Merwe, Taylor Martinson, Sanica Williams, Mrs Venter and Mrs Carter, who each have a medal to show for their brave effort. An added bonus to the event is that some of our learners had the thrill of meeting swimming hero, Chad le Clos!
GIDEONS:
This Society of Professional Christian Business Men visited our school on Wednesday, 6 February, and handed out New Testaments to all our Grade 8 and new learners during an assembly. We appreciate the sacrifice these men make and the care they give our learners.
FISHING:
On Saturday, 2 February, 24 learners making up 6 teams, crawled out of bed very early to travel to Klipfontein to fish against a range of other schools. All the teams did very well and enjoyed the day of fishing thoroughly. Congratulations to our first team which came second overall; Brandon Halforty, Gert Cronjé, Nawaaz Ismail and Ashley Laloo. Gert Cronjé caught the biggest barbell of the day. A few Penkoppe from Junior Schools have also joined the fishing on Saturday, which just shows how strong a sport fishing is becoming. Our young learners did very well with Jan-Frederik van Zyl ending the day as the best Penkop! Thank you to all the parents and to Mrs Swart for your endless support and sacrifice in building up the fishing team.
GIRLS’ HOCKEY:
The Spar KZN Shield Teens Regional Tournament for first teams will take place on 23 February at DHS and will start at 08:00. Please feel free to come and support our hockey players, as all the schools in the region will be arriving to show off their skills on the field. Thank you to Spar KZN and Shield Teens for your generous sponsorship and support.
ATHLETICS:
DHS held its annual school athletics day on Friday, 1 February. It was a sunny day, and our learners truly looked smart and united in their new sports shirt. It was a great day of activity and school spirit; thank you to all our learners for behaving so well and for participating in the events with great enthusiasm. Thank you to the staff which carried out their various jobs efficiently and to Mr Fraser and Mrs Boshoff for their organisation of the day. Thank you also to the parents who volunteered their time to help out at the athletics day. Congratulations to the following learners who were awarded trophies for their achievements on the day:
NAMEAWARD
Simoné Groenewald J. Van Rooyen Hurdles trophy
Newcastle Cup for Senior Victrix Ludorum
R. du Plessis Trophy for 100m Girls u/19 hurdles
Nokuphila SokhelaJ. Joubert Trophy for Girls u/14 100m
Wynand Solms Trophy Junior Victrix Ludorum
Phillip SchulzeWillem Slabbert Floating trophy for Boys u/14 800m
Aidan CloeteJ. Vermaak Trophy for Boys u/19 high jump
D. Joubert Trophy for Boys u/19 100m
Danie Joubert Trophy for the 200m
Sinethemba VilakaziS. Jones Trophy for the Best Performance in the girls 1500m
Sifundiswa PhiriJ. Hastie Cup for Boys u/19 1500m
Tiaan de WaalTokkie Peters Trophy for Boys u/19 800m
Sunelle von MolendorffJ. Joubert Trophy Field Victrix Ludorum
Liam RobsonSC Mengel Cup Junior Victor Ludorum
Jonathan BenjaminJess Nash Cup Senior Victor Ludorum
Mondli KubhekaJoe Gradidge Cup for the Best Field Athlete
Best Performance of the Day Award for boys
Snish MpontshaneWillie Mengel Trophy for the 100m
Surina GregoryJM Boshoff Trophy for Girls u/17 100m
Simoné Groenewald and Lindi von MolendorffShared the Best Performance of the Day Award for girls
DolphinsDundee Institute Cup Championships Trophy

The following records were broken:
NAMERECORD
Simoné GroenewaldGirls u/19 Triple Jump - 8.71m
Sunelle von MolendorffGirls u/19 Shot Put - 10.02m
Sithembele MatheBoys u/17 1200m Walk - 6:31.75s
Werner van StadenBoys u/17 High jump - 1.85m
Snish MpontshaneBoys u/17 100m - 12.12s
Aidan CloeteBoys u/19 100m - 11.78s

18 Feb 2013

Gala
On Thursday, 07 February, DHS held its annual interhouse swimming gala. The rain fortunately held back long enough for us to complete all of the events and it was a very successful evening. Firstly, thank you to our supporters in the stand, especially the hostel learners , for behaving so well and truly amping up the school spirit! Well done to all the swimmers; you really made us proud of you, whether you came first or last!

Special congratulations to the stars of the night; the trophy winners: David Jacobs won the Old Boys Trophy for 100m breast stroke open. Justin Dekker took the Olivier Trophy Junior Victor Ludorum. Rowan van der Merwe won the Metcalfe Trophy for the boys' open 100m backstroke, die Gemco Trofee vir 100m vryslag seuns ope, the James and Jody Mitchell Trophy for the fastest time in the boys' 50m freestyle, the Malcolm Ronald Trophy Senior Victor Ludorum and the Rogers Trophy for the top achievement of the day! Taylor Martinson, our USA Rotary Exchange Student, swam her heart out on Thursday and was awarded the Wrights Trophy for 100m girls' open breast stroke, and the Snyman and Reuch Trophy Senior Victrix Ludorum. Sanica Williams het die Johan Herman Trofee vir 100m rugslag vir dogters ope, die Alborough Trofee vir 100m vryslag dogters ope, die Rheini Heunis Trofee vir die vinnigste tyd in die 50m vryslag deur 'n dogter en die Olivier Trofee vir die Junior Victrix Ludorum gewen! Well done to all our trophy winners!

Thank you to the parents who came to support their children, it is always an honour to have you at our school events. Thank you to Mr Fraser who organised the evening with great efficiency and to the staff who performed their various jobs.
Front:
David Jacobs
Back:
Justin Dekker, Rowan van der Merwe, Taylor Martinson and
Sanica Williams
Sewes Rugbytoernooi
Hoërskool Dundee gaan op die 23ste Februarie 2013 'n sewes-toernooi hou waar skole van oral in Noord-Natal gaan meeding. Die hoofborg vir die dag is TD-Agri. 12 Spanne gaan in twee onderskeie ligas speel en daar gaan ook prysgeld te wen wees. Ons sien uit na 'n suksesvolle toernooi waar daar aanskoulike hardlooprugby te sien sal wees. Hoërskool Dundee beoog om hierdie 'n jaarlikse instelling te maak.

12 Feb 2013

Athletics
DHS held its annual school athletics day on Friday, 01 February. It was a sunny day, and our learners truly looked smart and united in their new sports shirt. It was a great day of activity and school spirit; thank you to all our learners for behaving so well and for participating in the events with great enthusiasm. Thank you to the staff which carried out their various jobs efficiently and to Mr Fraser and Mrs Boshoff for their organisation of the day. Thank you also to the parents who volunteered their time to help out at the athletics day. Congratulations to the following learners who were awarded trophies for their achievements on the day:

Simoné Groenewald: die J. Van Rooyen Hekkiesbeker, the Newcastle Cup for Senior Victrix Ludorum and the R. du Plessis Trophy for 100m Girls u/19 hurdles. Nokuphila Sokhela: the J. Joubert Trophy for the Girls u/14 100m and the Wynand Solms Trophy Junior Victrix Ludorum. Phillip Schulze: die Willem Slabbert Wisseltrofee vir Seuns o/14 800m. Aidan Cloete: the J. Vermaak Trophy for Boys u/19 highjump, the D. Joubert Trophy for Boys u/19 100m and the Danie Joubert Trophy for the 200m. Sinethemba Vilakazi: the S. Jones Trophy for the Best Performance in the girls 1500m. Sifundiswa Phiri: the J. Hastie Cup for Boys u/19 1500m. Tiaan de Waal: die Tokkie Peters Trofee vir Seuns o/19 800m. Sunelle von Molendorff: die J. Joubert Trofee Veld Victrix Ludorum. Liam Robson: the SC Mengel Cup Junior Victor Ludorum. Jonathan Benjamin: the Jess Nash Cup Senior Victor Ludorum. Mondli Kubheka: the Joe Gradidge Cup for the Best Field Athlete and the Best Performance of the Day Award for boys. Snish Mpontshane: the Willie Mengel Trophy for the 100m. Surina Gregory: die JM Boshoff Trofee vir Dogters o/17 100m. Simoné Groenewald and Lindi von Molendorff shared the Best Performance of the Day Award for girls. And finally, the Dolphins where awarded the Dundee Cup Championships Trophy for winning the day!

The following records were broken: Simoné Groenewald: Girls u/19 Triple Jump - 8.71m; Sunelle von Molendorff: Girls u/19 Shot Put - 10.02m; Sithembele Mathe: Boys u/17 1200m Walk - 6:31.75s; Werner van Staden: Boys u/17 Highjump - 1.85m; Snish Mpontshane: Boys u/17 100m - 12.12s; Aidan Cloete: Boys u/19 100m - 11.78s.
Front:
Phillip Schulze, Sinethemba Vilakazi, Nokuphila Sokhela, Surina Gregory
Middle:
Snish Mpontshane, Sifundiswa Phiri, Mondli Kubheka, Liam Robson, Lindi von Molendorff, Simoné Groenewald, Sunelle von Molendorff
Back:
Jonathan Benjamin, Aidan Cloete and Tiaan de Waal
Bloodbank
The South African National Blood Services collected 127 units of blood from learners and staff at DHS on Tuesday, 5 February. Thank you to all those who donated and to the blood bank representatives who helped run the day efficiently. As a result of your donations, DHS retains its position as the number one donating school in KZN. The SANBS also awarded certificates to the following DHS 2012 representatives for all of their hard work: Tessa Botes, Nicole Slater, Prishanta Sewpaul, Ebrahim Amod, Nomangwane Hlatshwayo, Fanele Ndebele and Felicia de Beer.
Hockey
The Spar KZN Shield Teens Regional Tournament for first teams will take place on 23 February at DHS and will start at 08:00. Please feel free to come and support our hockey players, as all the schools in the region will be arriving to show off their skills on the field. Thank you to Spar KZN and Shield Teens for your generous sponsorship and support.
Midmar Mile
The 40th Midmar Mile was held this past weekend, and over 16 000 people participated. Dundee High swimmers joined in on the action: well done to Anél Raubenheimer, Dewald Wait, Jehan Ebrahim, Erika Prinsloo, David Jacobs, Tealize Jacobs, Vanesse Burns, Rowan van der Merwe, Taylor Martinson, Sanica Williams, Mrs Venter and Mrs Carter. Well done to all the swimmers! An added bonus to the event is that some of our learners had the thrill of meeting swimming hero, Chad le Clos!

4 Feb 2013

Mudman
The DHS Sport Team took part in their first Mudman of the season. A big thank you to Kobus and Amanda Müller for travelling with the Sprinter and a very loaded bike rack, due to our ever expanding team. Thank you to the DHS parents who travelled to Hermannsburg to transport and support their children. Well done to Robert Scott and Mrs Carter who did the Full Individual race and to Jaclyn Cox, David Jacobs, Erika Prinsloo and Stephen Ferreira for completing the Half Individual. Congratulations to all the following teams who participated: team 'Avengers' (David Grace, Karla Müller and Taylor Martinson) who came first in their age group; team 'Congoloz' (Fergus Donaldson, Kobus Müller and Werner van Staden); team 'Underdogs' (Langa Madela, Kevin Jacobs and Kurt Estrice) who completed the full event; team 'Simca' (Lianca Congdon, Simoné Groenewald and Rebekah Lewis); team 'Racing Pigeons' (Terry-Lee Honiball, Sarah-Jane Cherry and Russel Smith) who took part in the half distance event. Well done to all of you - especially the new comers! Remember; life is too short for one sport so why not multisport!
Fishing
On Saturday, 02 February, 24 learners making up 6 teams, crawled out of bed very early to travel to Klipfontein to fish against a range of other schools. All the teams did very well and enjoyed the day of fishing thoroughly. Congratulations to our first team which came second overall; Brandon Halforty, Gert Cronjé, Nawaaz Ismail and Ashley Laloo. Gert Cronjé caught the biggest barbell of the day. A few Penkoppe from Junior Schools have also joined the fishing on Saturday, which just shows how strong a sport fishing is becoming. Our young learners did very well with Jan-Frederik van Zyl ending the day as the best Penkop! Thank you to all the parents and to Mrs Swart for your endless support and sacrifice in building up the fishing team.
AMESA - KZN - Maths Olympiad
Well done to the following learners for exercising your brain and participating in the Maths Olympiad written during 2012:
Participation
Gr 11: Divashni Govender, Coenie Sonnekus, Suvaksh Sumer;
Gr 9: Jehan Ebrahim, Wandile Khumalo, Shanté Marais, Tumelo Molefe, Thando Mtshali;
Gr 8: Nhlakanipho Mkhize, Langelihle Sithole and Zethembiso Zindela.
Congratulations to the following learners for your achievements:
Bronze
Gr11: Simphiwe Sithomo;
Gr 9 - Atiyyah Ameen, Mfolozi Dlamini, Soené Kolesky, Sadiyah Malek;
Gr 8 - Samkelo Ndlela and Sinethemba Vilakazi.

Silver
Gr 9: Nabeela Khan

Gold Certificates were awarded to Gr 9: André Swiegers and Gerald Bunge in Grade 10 who was also placed 15th in KZN! Well done Gerald, you have made us proud!
Olimpiade vir Afrikaans Huistaal
Baie geluk ook aan die volgende Afrikaanse leerders wat in 2012 aan die Afrikaanse Olimpiade deelgeneem het:
Juniors: Danielle Machill, Chanel McDonald, Sanica Williams, Chanel Botes, Fritz Botes, Lisa Christie, Surina Gregory, David Jacobs, Shanté Marais, Thobile Masuku, Zanele Ndlovu, Megan O'Connor, Melissa van Aswegen en Shane van Wyk
Seniors: Erika Prinsloo, Dewald Wait, Tessa Botes, Lianca Congdon, Simoné Groenewald, Coenie Sonnek-us en Tanya van der Westhuizen.

25 Jan 2013

SCHOOL TIMES:
Please be informed that we now have assembly only once a week: on a Wednesday morning. This ensures more teaching time and hopefully our learners will benefit from the new arrangement. It means that your child has to be at school at 7:25 on Wednesdays and at 7:30 on all other days. School closes at 14:15 from Monday to Thursday and at 12:40 on a Friday. Thank you for your co-operation in this respect.
FISHING CLUB:
During the December holidays 7 of our boys took part in the South African Fishing Trials at the Bloemhof Dam. Congratulations to Mikaile Nanan, Fergus Donaldson, Ashley Laloo, Nawaaz Ismail, Quinton Nel, Brandon Halforty and Gert Cronjé who all represented KZN. Thank you to Mr. Marlo Nel who took care of the boys and brought them back safely. A HUGE thank you is offered to our parents for their support. Thank you also to all our sponsors: if it was not for you we could not have been able to continuously take part in the league competitions.

A friendly request that if you have any unused fishing tackle, boxes, reels or camping equipment lying around, please donate it to the school Fishing Club. Please contact Mrs. Swart in this regard.
ACADEMIC TOP 10 - TERM 4 (2012):
Congratulations to the following learners who all rank in the top 10 of their grades for the fourth term of 2012:

 GRADE 8     GRADE 9     GRADE 10     GRADE 11
1.Zhen Wang1.Atiyyah Ameen1.Raeesah Sader1.Catherine Willis-Smith
2.Muhamed Peer2.Mfolozi Dlamini2.Gerald Bunge2.Aamina Hoosain
3.Zethembiso Zindela 3.Sadiyah Malek3.Nibha Ramkelawan3.Nicole Slater
4.Fezeka Langa4.Jehan Ebrahim4.Minenhle Sangweni4.Tanya van der Westhuizen
5.Hafsa Khan5.Nabeela Khan5.Siyabonga Lukhele5.Lin-Mari Kriel
6.Sanica Williams6.Surina Gregory Erika Prinsloo6.Natasha Schroeder
7.Siphumelele Gumede 7.André Swiegers7.Devon du Plessis7.Sunelle von Molendorff
8.Teresha Naicker8.Nosipho Masina8.Keagan Reis8.Buhle Madlala
9.Sandiswa Mthombeni9.Zithobe Gumede9.Aadhil Moola 9.Lianca Congdon
10.Kevin Johnson10.Anja Thom10.Luleka Mashazi10.Felicia de Beer

Congratulations to these learners and to all the others who were awarded their colours for academics (2012).
NEW SPORT SHIRT:
Thank you to all the parents for buying the new sport shirts so enthusiastically for our learners. We are looking forward to our scholars looking smartly attired for sport. Many of our learners are already practising and getting fit every afternoon for the upcoming athletics meeting. Well done to these keen boys and girls for going out there and for giving off your best.
FRUIT FESTIVAL AND SOCIAL:
Our learners had their first taste of another side of the Dundee High Family: Social events. Fruit and many other messy things were used by the boys and girls to pelt one another yesterday afternoon. Maybe all animosities or hidden feelings are now sorted out! Everybody got cleaned up and last night they had their first Social of the year 2013 in the school hall, dancing their hearts out. Hopefully the fatigue will not last for too long, but the fond memories will.
IMPORTANT DATES:
Saturday26 January 2013KZNFBAU Fishing Club Championships, Chelmsford
Sunday27 January 2013Chelmsford Swimming Challenge
Monday28 January 2013Gr 8 and new learner information evening, School Hall (18:00 - 20:00)
Friday1 February 2013DHS Athletics Meeting (starting at 8:00)
Saturday2 February 2013Mudman, Hermannsburg
School League Fishing, Klipfontein
Tuesday5 February 2013Blood Bank
Thursday7 February 2013DHS School Gala

7 Dec 2012

7 Des 2012

19 Nov 2012

19 Nov 2012

6 Nov 2012

6 Nov 2012

29 Oct 2012

29 Okt 2012

22 Oct 2012

22 Okt 2012

19 Oct 2012

19 Okt 2012

14 Sep 2012

14 Sep 2012

17 Aug 2012

17 Aug 2012

13 Apr 2012

13 Apr 2012

23 Mar 2012

23 Maa 2012

9 Mar 2012

9 Maa 2012

24 Feb 2012

24 Feb 2012

10 Feb 2012

10 Feb 2012

27 Jan 2012

27 Jan 2012

13 Jan 2012

13 Jan 2012

AUG 2011

AUG 2011

October 2010

Oktober 2010

September 2010 - SPRINGLAKE COLLIERY MPATI MOUNTAIN RACE

September 2010 - SPRINGLAKE COLLIERY MPATI BERGWEDREN

September 2010 - ICDL EXAMS

September 2010 - ICDL EKSAMENS

September 2010 - GR. 9 TOUR

September 2010 - GR. 9 TOER

September 2010 - GIRLS' SOCCER RESULTS

September 2010 - SOKKER VIR DOGTERS - UITSLAE

September 2010 - TENNIS

DHS meet Vrydag, 3 September 2010, kragte teen Hoërskool Vryheid. Die wedstryd vind in Vryheid plaas en die tennisspan sal reeds aan die einde van die 5de periode vertrek.

Die Sun City tennistoer vind vanaf 12 - 17 September 2010 plaas. Veertien leerders neem aan hierdie toernooi deel en ons wens hulle alle sterkte toe.

August 2010 - WESSA WINNERS!

Augustus 2010 - WESSA WENNERS!

August 2010 - MAMMA MIA!

Augustus 2010 - MAMMA MIA!

August 2010 - NKZN YOUTH CHOIR

Augustus 2010 - NKZN JEUGKOOR

August 2010 - AFR HL OLYMPIAD

Augustus 2010 - AFR HL OLIMPIADE

August 2010 - ESKOM SCIENCE EXPO 2010

Augustus 2010 - ESKOM WETENSKAP EXPO 2010

August 2010 - IMPORTANT NOTICE - TEACHER STRIKE

Augustus 2010 - BELANGRIKE KENNISGEWING ONDERWYSERSTAKING IMPLIKASIES VIR DHS EN LEERDERS

August 2010 - UMZINYATHI HOCKEY

Augustus 2010 - UMZINYATHI HOKKIE

August 2010 - AFRIKAANS FAL OLYMPIAD

Augustus 2010 - Gr 9 VAKKEUSES VIR GR 10 INLIGTINGSAAND

August 2010 - Gr 9 SUBJECT CHOICES INFORMATION EVENING

All Gr. 9 learners and their parents are invited to attend the Subject Choices for Gr. 10 Information Evening, which will be held at the DHS school hall on 12 August 2010 at 18:00. The learners will receive the results of the HPM aptitude testing and the subject packages for 2011 will be discussed.

August 2010 - Staff News

DHS welcomes new staff members, Ms L. Binghamand Mrs C. Meintjes.

August 2010 - ACADEMIC AWARDS FOR TERM 2

Grade 8: Top 10
  1. Janca Nortjé (92%)
  2. Nibha Ramkelawan
  3. Erika Prinsloo
  4. Azraa Ebrahim
  5. Nandi Khumalo
  6. Morgan Gregory
  7. Gerald Bunge
  8. Nokuphila Dlamini
  9. Luleka Mashazi
    Minenhle Sangweni
  10. Vinette Schulze
Grade 9: Top 10
  1. Catherine Willis-Smith (88%)
  2. Aamina Hoosain
  3. Natasha Schroeder
  4. Meiring Smit
  5. Luyanda Myeni
  6. Sonja Niemand
  7. Mlondi Shoba
  8. Sinegugu Mdlalose
  9. Ayesha Subrathee
  10. Corné Janse van Rensburg
Grade 10: Top 10
  1. Louis van Heerden (88%)
  2. Nicolette Venter
  3. Waseem Joosub
  4. Anchén Potgieter
  5. Senta Bunge
  6. Candice Perumall
  7. Jan-Albert Viljoen
  8. Karla van Eeden
  9. Pretisha Bania
  10. Zanrich van Rensburg
Grade 11: Top 10
  1. René Raubenheimer (86%)
  2. Claudia Raffenberg
  3. Deveshnie Govender
  4. Aloïse Boshoff
  5. Jeanri Boshoff
  6. Kyle Yates
  7. Muhammed Chenia
  8. Heinrich Meyer
  9. Fathima Rawat
  10. Tarryn Meyer
Grade 12: Top 10
  1. Shainal Sadaw (90%)
  2. Ané Venter
  3. Adrien Viljoen
  4. Detlef Bunge
  5. Carmen Thöle
  6. Michelle de Jager
  7. Frieda Haschke
  8. Shannon Perumall
  9. Thakasile Shozi
  10. Chantel Dedekind
Most Improved (Term 1 to Term 2)
  • Grade 8:
    Kemeshnee Naidoo (+17%)
  • Grade 9:
    Nonsikelelo Biyela (+3%)
  • Grade 10:
    Carla Pieterse (+6%)
  • Grade 11:
    Sibongakonke Hlubi (+18%)
  • Grade 12:
    Dennis Radley (+6%)

August 2010 - Rugby Tours during the holidays

  • Fanele Zwane represented KZN Academy A at the Vryheid Academy rugby week.
  • Naudé Smit and Danie du Plessis represented NKZN u/19A in a rugby tournament held in Reitz.
  • Morné Maré represented the NKZN u/16 A rugby side in a rugby tournament held in Frankfort.

August 2010 - ESKOM SCIENCE EXPO

Good luck to all our learners who will take part in the 2010 ESKOM SCIENCE EXPO, held at Ladysmith on Friday, 30 July 2010.

August 2010 - KZN ATKV REDENAARS

The final round of the ATKV Redenaars competition will take place in Ladysmith on Friday, 30 July 2010. Good luck to Adrien Viljoen, Nadia van Zyl, Tanya van der Westhuizen and Louise Currie who will participate in this speech competition.

August 2010 - Grade 10,11 and 12 (AFR) Excursion

The Gr. 10, 11 and 12 Afrikaans medium learners will attend the production 'MIS' in Vryheid on Wednesday, 29 July 2010. The drama is produced by André Stolz and it promises to be an educational experience not to be forgotten for these learners.

August 2010 - MAMMA MIA!

Tickets on sale at secretaries' office from Monday, 26 July 2010.
The shows will be on 17 - 21 August 2010.

August 2010 - HIKING CLUB

The time has eventually arrived: Drakensberg, here we come!

The Hiking Club will attempt the Chain Ladder on 31 July 2010. This hike will end at the top of the Amphitheater, with spectacular views of the whole KZN! The cost per learner is R40. We will depart at 06:00 from the back of the school and will return by 18:30. Each learner must pack his/her own refreshments and lunch.

But that is not all! We are planning a hike from 27 September to 29 September 2010 to Champagne Castle. We will stay overnight in tents. The cost per learner will be R220. Learners will have to provide one tent to share between two hikers, as well as bring their own meals in a suitable backpack.

Learners that are interested in either of these hikes must contact Mrs Raffenberg for further information.

August 2010 - INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE EXPO

While the whole of the South Africa was high in spirits celebrating the finale of the world cup on the 11 July 2010, the South African Expo team was high up in the sky flying to China where the Shanghai 2010 Youth, Science and Technology expo was to be staged. There were 18 different countries, and Dundee High School was chosen to represent South Africa, with the project "Blazing Blazer" presented by Lauren Chetty and Deveshnie Govender. They attended this week long exhibition where valuable scientific knowledge and experience was gained. Even though it was an exhibition and not competition, there was one competition entitled "DIY", where Dundee High School (South Africa) won one of the eight prizes for the most creative project from all the countries. Watch out world, DHS is going International!

Well done Lauren and Deveshnie, we are EXTREMELY proud of you!



11/12/2009 - School fees and Registration of learners for 2010

11/12/2009 - Skoolfooie en Herregistrasievorms vir 2010

11/12/2009 - School diaries

11/12/2009 - Skooldagboeke

11/12/2009 - Uniform

11/12/2009 - Uniform

11/12/2009 - Changing of subjects (Gr.10 - 12)

11/12/2009 - Vakveranderinge (Gr.10 - 12)

11/12/2009 - Lockers

11/12/2009 - Sluitkaste ("Lockers")

05/11/2009 - MODEL OF THE YEAR

05/11/2009 - MODEL VAN DIE JAAR

05/11/2009 - GRADE 9 "VISUAL ARTS" EXAM

05/11/2009 - GRAAD 9 "VISUELE KUNSTE" TOELATINGSEKSAMEN

29/08/2009 - Afrikaans First Additional Language Olympiad

29/08/2009 - Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal Olimpiade

29/08/2009 - Weider Nutrition

29/08/2009 - Weider Nutrition

29/08/2009 - Civvie Day

29/08/2009 - Sivviedag

29/08/2009 - Summer Uniform

29/08/2009 - Someruniform

29/08/2009 - EXPO

29/08/2009 - EKSPO

30/07/2009 - GR. 9 PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING

30/07/2009 - GR 9 PSIGOMETRIESE TOETSING

30/07/2009 - DHS SPECIAL EDITION WINE

30/07/2009 - DHS SPESIALE UITGAWE WYN

08/06/2009 - GRADE 12 PARENT EVENING

08/06/2009 - GR 12 OUERAAND

08/06/2009 - JUNE EXAMS

08/06/2009 - JUNIE EKSAMEN REËLINGS

08/06/2009 - GOVERNING BODY PORTFOLIOS