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The Technology Olympiad is an annual competition run in South Africa on national scale. In 2008 Domino Servite School won the national competition! Congratulations to Nkululeko Hlophe, Mxolisi Mbuthuma , Sakhile Radebe and their mentor Mr van Straten.

The requirements for the 2008 Technology Olympiad were to design, build and test a self-propelled earthmoving machine which could move plaster sand between two points across a flat horizontal surface three meters apart.

Read more: Technology Olympiad National Winners!

The community gathered for a joyful Carols by Candlelight evening hosted by Domino Servite School. The school hall was decked out in beautiful Christmas décor. The programme included a number of choral items which were performed by the Youth and CCE choirs. While holding candles the whole school choir sang a carol. This added to the warm Christmas atmosphere in the hall. A highlight of the evening was the performance by Johannes Wunderlich who played two carols on his piano accordion. Young and old joined in the congregational carols.

Miss M Vosloo

The National Creative Arts Youth Festival offers a Life Skills Competition where learners can showcase their abilities in different types of public speaking. There are a number of different categories in which learners can compete i.e. Public Speaking, Poetry Speaking, Story-telling, Choral Verse among others. This year we had a record number of entries for the 20 May competition. A large number of senior learners bravely entered the Public Speaking category. This involved the presentation of a formal speech of about 5 minutes on a selected topic such as ‘Ubuntu'. Domino Servite learners excelled. Thato Mosebi (Gr 12), Stephan Botes (Gr 11), Zanele Sithole (Gr 10) and Nelile Dladla (Gr 9) came first in their grades. Poetry Speaking had the largest number of entries. Learners could recite a poem from the selection given or one of their choice. There were some very creative presentations. Eight learners achieved first position in their grade in this category i.e.Anneli Sishange (Gr 12), Snenhlanhla Mkhwanazi (Gr 9) tied with Bongiwe Mhlongo (Gr 9), Thlolo Mosebi (Gr 8), Gabrielle Huber (Gr 7), Madeli Marloth (Gr 6), Heinrich Marloth (Gr 4), Timothy Thiem (Gr 1). The story-telling category is rather challenging. To tell a story in an interesting manner without getting the facts mixed up, is no small feat, especially when one is being judged. Thato Mosebi (Gr 12), Thandeka Cibane (Gr 11) and Bongiwe Mhlongo (Gr 9) achieved first position in their grades.
Thato Mosebi and Bongiwe Mhlongo deserve to be congratulated. Both achieved two first positions in this competition. Thato achieved first position in the Public Speaking and Story-telling categories and Bongiwe, in the Poetry Speaking and Story-telling categories.

Mrs E Gouws

The KZNSCA Provincial tournament took place on 5 September. Three weeks before the tournament the players underwent intensive training sessions conducted by Miss Elfrieda Fleischmann. It was a most enjoyable and profitable experience for everyone. Twenty two learners participated in the provincial tournament and they all fared very well. Six medals were won by players from Domino. Gabriel Khwela, Timothy Olsen and Iliya Matveyuk won gold medals. Cornelis Grobler, a silver and Jonas Graf and Micah Khoza won bronze medals. The medal winners, as well as a number of other players were selected to represent KZN at the SACSSA National Chess Tournament that took place in Boksburg on 17 & 18 October. Cornelis Grobler came first in the under 21 category. Iliya Matveyuk came third in the under 12 category. The following learners came in the top ten in their different age groups: Jonas Graf, Gabriel Maphanga, Khauhelo Nkala and Timothy Olsen. Some players have been invited to participate in two International tournaments in 2009.

Mrs L Marloth

Learners who achieved Bronze and Silver Merit Awards, Half Colours and Full Colours during the third term are awarded at the quarterly Award Assembly.

Bronze Merit Awards Joshua Cele, Gabrielle Huber, Anja Joosten, Jabulani Luthuli, Jonathan Lopes, Madeli Marloth, Timothy Olsen, Maria Pop, Esther Pop, Daniel Rice
Half Colours Engela Basson, Nontokozo Buthelezi, Gabriel Khwela, Gcinile Mhlongo, Mary Tselane
Full Colours Louis Geldenhuys, Cornelis Grobler, Simiso Ngubane, Benjamin Schneider

Bronze Merit Award Timothy Olsen
Half Colours Cornelis Grobler, Priscilla Husslig, Micah Khoza, Gabriel Khwela, Simphiwe Mkhwanazi, Mthetho Ngubane, Snothi Ngubane, Bonumusa Nkala, Khauhelo Nkala, Dorcas Maphanga, Mpume Mthethwa

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Speech & Drama enthusiasts took part in the National Creative Youth Arts Festival competition on 20 May. Learners entered for one or more of the following categories: Poetry Recitation, Prepared Speech, Story Telling. It was pleasing to see a large number of senior learners enter for the prepared speech category. The largest group entered the Poetry Recitation category.

They performed in front of a small audience and an adjudicator from NCYAF. The overall DSS results were very pleasing, however, because it is a national competition the final results will be forthcoming.

On 18 April the bus carrier was packed with 50 people, many instruments, mattresses to sleep on and lots of food. This was the traditional Brass Band weekend where players get together to enjoy a relaxing weekend which included practises as well, of course. Mr and Mrs Kusel were kind enough to host the group for the weekend on their farm at Paulpietersburg.

Some highlights of the weekend:
Excellent food
A tour of the farm with Mr Kusel. Some took a ride in the combine harvester.
A visit to a nearby hydro power plant on the Pongola River which was set up by the local farmers.
Sunday Service in a shed in Paulpietersburg where some brass band members gave their testimonies.
Thank you to the Kusel family for hosting us for the weekend and to the Duvels who invited us for Sunday lunch.

Mr E Heckel

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Learners who achieved Bronze and Silver Merit Awards, Half Colours and Full Colours during the second term are awarded at the quarterly Award Assembly.

Poetry Writing
Silver Merit Award Gabrielle Huber

Mathematics Olympiad
Bronze Merit Award Ian Botes
Half Colours Stephan Botes, Cornelis Grobler

Bronze Merit Award Ian Botes, Shimei Meyer
Half Colours Nontokozo Buthelezi, Louis Geldenhuys, Bongani Gina, Elona Joosten, Wilhelm Meyer, Nydia Stegen

Half Colours Nomagugu Chonco, Dorcas Maphanga, Nomusa Maphanga, Faka Maphumulo, Thato Mosebi

Half Colours Eric Hailstones, Nonhlanhla Mbatha, Simiso Ngubane, Miriam Pretorius

Bronze Merit Award Jabulani Luthuli
Half Colours Nkululeko Hlophe, Gabriel Khwela, Simiso Ngubane, Bonumusa Nkala, Marc Stegen, Siyethemba Zuma

Cross Country
Bronze Merit Award Thalente Ngcobo
Half Colours Thobisani Zondi, Siyethemba Zuma
Colours Nico Buthelezi, Nontokozo Buthelezi, Louis Geldenhuys, Mamazane Maphanga, Mondli Mpungose, Mxolisi Mthembu, Bonumusa Nkala

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13 Girls Hockey vs Greytown Junior

13 Girls Hockey vs Greytown Junior 13 Girls Hockey vs Greytown Junior
DSS played against Greytown Junior School on 31 May @ home.

Netball Tournament @ WKHS

Netball Tournament @ WKHS
DSS played in the Netball tournament @ Wartburg High on 26 May.

Netball & Soccer vs Nhlokozi

Netball & Soccer vs Nhlokozi
DSS played against Nhlokozi on 21 May @ home.

Interhouse Cross Country

Interhouse Cross Country Interhouse Cross Country
The Interhouse Cross Country event took place on 18 May.

FP and IP Open Evening

FP and IP Open Evening FP and IP Open Evening
On the evening of 17 May the staff welcomed the parents to school.

Regional WESSA Competition

Regional WESSA Competition Regional WESSA Competition
The regional WESSA competition took place in HMB on 15 May.

Netball & Soccer vs Khomba

Netball & Soccer vs Khomba
DSS played against Khomba on 14 May @ Khomba.

Birds and History for the IP Outing

Birds and History for the IP Outing Birds and History for the IP Outing
The annual Intermediate Phase Outing took place on 11 May.

Netball & Soccer vs Phezukomkhono

Netball & Soccer vs Phezukomkhono
DSS played against Phezukomkhono on 9 May @ home.

Junior KZNCSAA Winter Sport

Junior KZNCSAA Winter Sport
The Junior KZNCSSA Winter sport competition took place @ Impact on 4,5 May.

Fresh toy, fresh smiles

Fresh toy, fresh smiles Fresh toy, fresh smiles
A brand new jungle gym brought out plenty of sweet smiles at the pre-primary.

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Class of 2017


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