DHS’s Vuyo and Philasande return from the NETHERLANDS
On January 20, Vuyolwethu Ngobese and Philasande Mdletshe travelled to the Netherlands with six other South African candidates from the Eastern Cape and Limpopo to represent RSA at The Hague in the International Moot Competition.
Upon their arrival, after a six hour flight, they were greeted by a cool breeze at a temperature of eight degrees Celsius. The cold did not affect their excitement as they were ready to explore this amazing country. They were given a week to learn and understand international law, as they were handling an international criminal court case. It was overwhelming – in a good way.
This competition consisted of 15 countries with talented speakers, with heavy accents. They persevered till the end and obtained third position. The two final teams were to argue in the magnificent Peace Palace where team Netherlands became the victors and the US were runner ups.
Vuyo and Philasande experienced a lot, learnt even more and had more fun than either of them bargained for! It was intriguing to see the Netherlands’ famous mode of transport – the bicycle. Obesity of obviously not an issue for this population where fitness is a lifestyle. They took a tram around the city and the views were amazing. They even got the wonderful opportunity of meeting the ambassador which was a great honour for our learners.
Overall, it was an unforgettable experience and we are so proud to have learners who are passionate about law and used the opportunity to showcase their passion and talent – with plenty of advice and coaching from Mrs V Sewmangal – on international ground. Well done Vuyolwethu Ngobese and Philasande Mdletshe! You have done us proud.
DHS 2018 ATHLETICS TROPHY WINNERS
On January 25, DHS held their annual inter-house athletics meeting. The following learners received trophies at the athletics prize giving and we would like to congratulate them for their outstanding performances:
- Best girls’ junior field athlete: Keano Milne
- Best boys’ junior field athlete: Eric Lauwrens
- Best girls’ senior field athlete: Abigail Box
- Best boys’ senior field athlete: Jan-Frederik van Zyl
- Best girls’ junior track athlete: Asanda Thungo
- Best girls’ senior track athlete: Thando Biyela
- Best boys’ senior track athlete: Jan-Frederik van Zyl
- Winning House: Dolphins
DHS Battle of the “Boodies”!
It was an extremely warm Monday afternoon, but the action was about to get hotter. It was time to separate the lazy from the active, the “try-as-hard-as-you-cans” from the fitness buffs. It was time for the second annual DHS Battle of the Boodies. And this year it was a battle of the sexes.
Die atlete is direk nadat hulle afgesit is ontmoet deur ses fiksheidstake wat deur die verskeie sportafrigters van Hoërskool Dundee saamgestel is. Die deelnemers het enige iets vanaf basiese fiksheids tegnieke, tot die gebruik van jou brein en spanwerk in die aflos en “barreroll” teëgekom en almal het baklei om die take in die kortste tyd moontlik te voltooi. Spanne was ook goed opgetooi en die spanname was ook baie kreatief.
After a battle of about an hour and a half, all teams finished the course laid out before them with style, grace and sometimes with some blood, sweat and falling. But afterwards, a satisfied bunch of spirited athletes could say that they completed one of the toughest tasks in their lives. The winners in the end: Barbie and the three Musketeers and the late entry IMPI.
DHS wil eerstens net ‘n groot woord van dank aan SPUR gee, wat die “Spur Hydration Station” asook die pryse vir die wenspanne geborg het. Sonder julle sou dit nie moontlik gewees het nie. Ook ‘n baie groot dankie aan die afrigters van Dundee Hoërskool wat die fiksheidsitems moontlik gemaak het. En ‘n groot dankie aan die atlete wat hulle alles ingesit het om te wys watter geslag die beste is. Volgende jaar maak ons weer so en die keer gaan net die uithouer kan wen!
DHS MUDMAN athletes start the year with a BANG!
On Saturday, 3 Feb, about twenty excited mudman athletes travelled to Hermansburg to take part in their first event of the year! Gabby Carter ended first in the u/18 category and she was the fourth lady overall. It was an extremely cold and misty day but the learners’ excitement and enthusiasm warmed the day. Our DHS learners were, once again, extremely well behaved and represented our town so well that we are now known as FUNDEE!!!
DHS ANNUAL COLOUR FESTIVAL
On Thursday, 1 Feb, our learners got to blow off some steam resulting from the challenges of the New Year. They had plenty of fun and the energy in the air was contagious. It is always so refreshing to see the youth enjoy a bit of old school fun without cell phones or any form of technology. Just plain old playing outside. This was truly an event where you could clearly see that we are indeed a #smallschoolbigheart kind of place!
TOP academic achievers for term 4, 2017
The following learners were the top academic achievers:
- Grade 8 – Julia Bohmer and Amahle Nkosi at 88%
- Grade 9 – Stefan Thom 91%
- Grade 10 – Ayaz Bhula 88%
- Grade 11 – Keshmiel Govender and Karl Thom 91%