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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

Spring Day

Spring Day
Spring arrived at DSS with a delightfully creative force this year!
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Quadrangular Athletics Meeting

Quadrangular Athletics Meeting
The Quadrangular Athletics took place on 22 August at Hermannsburg.
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Zonal Athletics Meeting for Juniors

Zonal Athletics Meeting for Juniors
  The Zonal Athletics Meeting for Juniors took place at DSS on 12 August.
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SACSSA Cross Country

SACSSA Cross Country took place at the AJ Swanepoel stadium in Ermelo on 5 August.
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National WESSA Quiz

National WESSA Quiz
  Domino Servite School came 6th out of twelve groups at the competition held in the Colin Webb Hall at UKZN in Pietermaritzburg...
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DSS Interhouse Athletics Meeting

DSS Interhouse Athletics Meeting
  It was lime green AGAIN at the Interhouse Athletics meeting on 29 July this year.
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Term 2 Award Assembly

Term 2 Award Assembly
The final assesmbly for a very busy 2nd term took place on 30 June.
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In Focus

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CLASS OF 2016

100% pass
95% Bachelor Degree
5% Diploma

Mnoto Nyembe achieved in the Top 1% of IEB candidates for Geography.
Sikhumbuzo Myeza achieved in the Top 1% of IEB candidates for IsiZulu HL

 

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