Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 7 April 2016

We ended the term on a high last month and it is with this momentum that we have started term 2. We have a very busy term ahead of us, but we will not want to have it any other way. Remember; “a busy school is a good school”.
We had a very successful 150th Rugby Day at the end of the term and I have received a number of compliments from Old Boys, supporters, participating schools and members of the public about the day and the way it was organised. What pleased me most were the compliments we received about the behaviour, appearance and manners of the DHS boys. They are a credit to the school and are continuing with the DHS legacy created by all the boys who walked the corridors of this great school.
During the break we held our 150th Hockey and Basketball Festivals. Both went off extremely well and our boys played their part in making both events memorable ones. The Basketball men continued to dominate all opposition in SA and again won the Festival, beating College comprehensibly in the finals.
Our 1st Hockey and Rugby teams then travelled to St Stithians to participate in their Easter Tournament. Our Hockey men found the opposition tough, but it must be remembered that they played very strong Hockey schools. Our Rugby boys played well and they were picked the “surprise team” of the Festival. They won two of their three matches against strong teams and it could easily have been 3 out of 3. Against Bishops they squandered a 17 point lead to lose by three, courtesy of a penalty kick after the final whistle had gone. In the main game on Saturday we left it to the last 3 minutes to score two tries against the hosts to beat them. It was good to see so many Old Boys supporting us on the day. On Monday we beat a strong St Andrew’s College team 31-17.
I want to use this opportunity to also stress the importance of this term to our boys and parents. It is an Exam term and boys cannot afford to waste academic time. It is important to work from day one and not leave things to the day before a test or exam is written.
We have a number of exciting events in our 150th calendar this term. Please diarize all the festivities and join us in celebrating 150 years of excellence!
Leon Erasmus
14th Head Master

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