DHS’s Vuyo and Philasande finish in top three in the Netherlands

The DHS kids were hardly recognisable after the annual colour festival.

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.

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 that 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 the 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 is 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 the learners.
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.
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.
DHS annual colour festival 
On Thursday, February 1, 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 one could clearly see that this is indeed a #smallschoolbigheart kind of place!
The following learners were the top academic achievers for term four, 2017:
Grade 8 – Julia Bohmer and Amahle Nkosi with 88%
Grade 9 – Stefan Thom 91%
Grade 10 – Ayaz Bhula 88%
Grade 11 – Keshmiel Govender and Karl Thom 91%

All the Trophy winners of the athletics prize-giving.

The DHS kids were hardly recognisable after the annual colour festival.

On Saturday about 20 excited mudman athletes travelled to Hermannsburg 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.

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Dundee High School

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