The Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 26 June 2015

We have come to the end of another busy and successful term.  We were involved in numerous activities which included trips to Parktown,  Jeppe and the KES Festival, the Grade 8 Spirit of Adventure excursion, the Life Sciences trip to Twinstreams, the Phanzi/Phezulu tour, the Fashion and Eastern Evening Shows, Founders Weekend and many weekends involved in sport, to name a few.  It takes commitment and sacrifices from our boys, parents and staff for these to be successful and I want to thank them for going the extra mile.  As we have heard form one of our members of staff, there are boys who are DHS boys and then there are boys who attend DHS.  This must also apply to parents and staff.  There are those parents who are fully involved in the school and who support their sons and then there are those who don’t. 
This coming June/July Holidays a number of our teams are involved in fixtures and tournaments and some of our boys will represent South Africa and KZN at Inter-Provincial tournaments. 
In Hockey, Hlumelo Mekuto has made the U18B side that will participate in the U18 National Tournament from 6-11 July in Bloemfontein.  Tristan Ross has made the U18C team that will participate in the North Tournament from 15-19 July at the Hockey Farm in Mpumalanga.
In Rugby, Gareth Simpson and Mthokozisi Ntuli has been selected for the KZN U18 Academy side that will participate at the Coca-Cola Academy week in Vanderbijlpark from 6-10 July. Sean Barnes, Kamvelihle Fatyela, Sandile Nduzi, Phendulani Buthelezi, Sanele Nohamba, Tonderai Ndudzo and Cham Zondeki have all been selected for the KZN U16 Grant Khomo side who will participate at the Grant Khomo week from 6-9 July in Oudtshoorn. Onke Jiba and Mfundo Mkhize have made the U16 KZN Invitational XV. 
After making history in Botswana by beating all the Zone 6 countries to qualify for the Afro Basketball Champs in Mali, two DHS boys and our own Head Coach, Mr Lethu Zulu, will again be carrying the SA Flag with pride during these coming holidays.  The two DHS Boys who are in the SA U16 Team are Sicelo Dzingwa (Captain) and Latrell Beukes.  They will also be involved in various camps and Tournaments over the next two months.
Five of our boys will be participating in the SA U19 Badminton Tournament in Pretoria from 27 June until 4 July 2015.  They are Muhammad Mirza, Mikaeel Mirza, Nischay Jairaj, Tonderaai Ndudzo and Jayden Beru. 
There are a number of Football festivals, tournaments and coaching workshops taking place during the holidays. The 1st team will be at the Kloof High School Tournament from 26–29 June. The U14s will be at the Westville Boys’ High School Football Festival, the U15s at the Pinetown Boys’ High School Football Festival and the U16s at the DHS Football Festival on 29 June.
Liverpool International Academy will be at DHS from 1-2 July and Durban Athletic FC will be presenting a Football Coaching Workshop for U7–U15 boys from 6-10 July.
The South African U17 Boys’ National Football Team is preparing for an International Camp in France and Belgium from 1–12 July and our very own Dylan Stoffels is part of the training group from which the final 25 will be selected for the trip. 
Tenashe Nenhunzi has been selected for the KZN U17 Cricket Camp that will take place over the holidays. 
A number of our boys will be participating in the KZN Provincial Chess Trials from 27-29 June.  They are Nathin Pillay, Keane Naicker, Prialen Govender, Rylan Naicker, Sridhar Chandraduth, Cayden Pather and Thirushan Pather.  
The Water Polo team is travelling to Serbia for an intensive two week training camp in the holidays, which includes training sessions, practice matches and official games. 
It is good to see so many of our boys excelling at the highest levels and I want to, on behalf of the school, wish all of them good luck, safe travels and that they will stay injury free. I know they will do DHS proud.  

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