|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.