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During the third term the Grade 11 economics class hosted a member from the South African Reserve Bank. Mr. Zeph Nhleko presented a very interesting talk on amongst other things, the history and functions of SARB.

Although the South African Reserve Bank is an institution that is mainly concerned with the formulation and implementation of monetary policy, it fulfils a number of other tasks as well. The main ones include:

  • Comment on monetary policy developments and macroeconomic trends in general
  • Ensure that the financial system is sound
  • Banker of the Government
  • Management of the South African money and banking system

Mr Nhleko was also shown around the Mission by Mr Ano Stegen and was very impressed with all the projects he saw.

For four consecutive years a team from DSS has managed to qualify for the National finals of the SAIMechE Technology Olympiad. In 2008 DSS won and in 2010 this feat was repeated.

The 2010 challenge read as follows:
Design and build a self-powered ball-shooter that can travel from the start area to the shooting area and shoot a tennis ball at the goals without human intervention. The power source of the ball-shooter may be mechanical, gravity, pneumatic, hydraulic or any combination of these. The ball-shooter is placed on the starting area, loaded with one tennis ball, energised and released into the playing field. The ball-shooter must then travel into the shooting area and fire a ball at the goal (the A3 box) without human intervention. The ball may not be fired inside the Penalty Area. Once the ball has been fired the ball-shooter may be picked up and placed in the starting area for a new cycle, however if the ball has deflected off one of the players (2 litre soft drink bottles) and rolled out of the playing area, then the team has the option to start the ball shooter from the point on the sideline where the ball left the playing field.

 

Read more: SAIMechE Technology Olympiad 2010

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The Prefects attended a leadership course held in the beautiful Babanango Valley at the end of Term 1. They gained much experience in leadership and team work skills. They slept in tents in the great outdoors. It wasn't only the outdoors that was great but the food was delicious and views - spectacular.

 

Read more: Prefects Course

On 23 March, Ms Miriam Cain addressed to FET Phase regarding issues such as abortion, pregnancy, and adoption from the Christian perspective. Ms Cain is a member of a child-care centre called Abba House and she was able to give extensive factual information regarding her work, her encounters with and research into the above issues.

 

Read more: Miriam Cain

Parents of the FET learners were invited to an evening at school on 4 March. The parents were addressed on a number of important issues that pertain to their children's education and well-being. They were invited to chat to the teachers as well as look through their children's books.

Read more: FET Phase Parents' Evening

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.
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Netball Tournament @ WKHS

Netball Tournament @ WKHS
DSS played in the Netball tournament @ Wartburg High on 26 May.
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Netball & Soccer vs Nhlokozi

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

Interhouse Cross Country Interhouse Cross Country
The Interhouse Cross Country event took place on 18 May.
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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.
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Regional WESSA Competition

Regional WESSA Competition Regional WESSA Competition
The regional WESSA competition took place in HMB on 15 May.
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Netball & Soccer vs Khomba

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

Netball & Soccer vs Phezukomkhono
DSS played against Phezukomkhono on 9 May @ home.
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Junior KZNCSAA Winter Sport

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