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DSS Prize Giving took place on 2 December. Penny Heyns, well-known South African swimmer and Olympic medallist, was our Guest of Honour. Chairman of the SGB, Michael Ngubane, welcomed the guests. The audience was treated to a number of musical items, all of which were very special. Penny Heyns inspired the audience when she spoke from the heart, relating the many challenging experiences she went through in order to reach the Olympic heights that she has. Learners who achieved silver and gold awards as well as full colours and honours were awarded at the ceremony.
2011 Sportsman of the Year Timothy Olsen
2011 Sportswoman of the Year Shimei Meyer
2011 Dux Timothy Olsen
2011 Good Fellowship Bongiwe Mhlongo
2011 aQuelle Make a Difference Joshua Cele, Etienne Husslig & Philip Tshamekang

The NCAYF takes place annually to encourage learners in oratory skills. There were 58 entrants in this year's competition which took place on 9 September. 46 took part in Poetry Recitation, 7 took part in Story Telling and 5 took part in Public Speaking. Story Telling can take place in English, IsiZulu or Afrikaans, whereas Poetry Recitation and Public Speaking can only be done in English.
Mr James Parker, an author and dramatist himself, judged the entrants. He gave many helpful tips and invaluable advice on making oral presentations more effective and powerful. He was most impressed with the talent he saw and awarded a total of 44 A+ symbols, 10 A symbols and 4 B symbols. A number of learners were awarded money prizes.
The learners gained invaluable life skills as these oratory skills will always come in handy.

To say that the Term 3 Award Assembly was all about the learners would honestly be true - the Head Prefects, Etienne Husslig and Bongiwe Mhlongo, were the Programme Directors. Grade 10 learner, Anele Ngcoya did the Bible reading. Peter Joosten played a musical item on the piano. The Grade R learners recited a poem 'Looth Tooth'. Two learners, Sabina Allen and Khanyo Magwaza each recited their poem they had presented at the National Creative Arts Youth Festival. Numerous learners came up to receive their awards for Term 3 and the Brass Band players ended the programme. It was the grand finale to an exceptionally busy term. The learners worked hard and each one deserved the award s/he received.

Have a look at the enormous artwork that took place on the school hall floor over a number of weeks. Costume & Set Designer, Miss Bax, together with learners and other volunteers painted six massive backdrops. The life of Ai-wei-dah (Gladys Aylward) was staged in two main countries - Britain and China. Therefore two different sets of backdrops were needed to portray this on stage. The two centre and largest of the 6 were each 17m in length!

National Literacy Day also happened at Domino Servite on 8 September. From the start of the day, learners were encouraged to read good books about people who can enrich their lives. Mrs Geldenhuys began the day with the story of Adoniram Judson, a missionary to Burma. It made us all realise that if we thought we had something in life to complain about, we don't in comparison to the many difficulties Adoniram went through. Miss Newlands spent much of the day reading good stories to various learners in an effort to encourage good reading.

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• There were 246 entries in this years' EXPO for Young Scientist which was held at University of KZN on 28, 29 July.
• DSS entered 23 projects.
• Of the 23 projects 21 were awarded either 1st, 2nd or 3rd class.
• Of these 21 projects, 8 were awarded 3rd class, 9 - 2nd class and 4 were awarded 1st class.
• Of the 1st class projects, 2 achieved the Most Promising in Category, of the 2nd class projects - 4 achieved Most Promising in Category
• Of the 4 first class, 1 achieved a bronze medal
• Overall 6 projects received Most Promising in Category

3rd Class Awards went to the following learners:

1. Zama Nyembe for Density
2. David Geldenhyus and Jonny Pop for What to wear
3. Nonzuzo Mbambo for Refracted?
4. Evan Stegen and David Kang for Painting Force
5. Lidia Meyer for Soiled
6. Gerry Mout and Lola Lee for Dirty Hands?
7. Steven Tselane and Lindo Mkhanya for Rocketeer
8. Thlolo Mosebi and Gloria Kim for Born to lead

The following learners achieved 2nd Class awards:

Heinrich Marloth (most promising) for Accelaration Dynamics
Luc Allen (most promising) for Hot wheels
Msizi Mkhize for Hydro dynamics
Andrea Stegen for I think...
Cornelia Heckel (most promising) for Fuzzy foods
Gabrielle Huber and Jina Jung (most promising) for World Wide Worms
Diane Son and Bora Lim for Taste + smell = taste
Christabel Khwela and Sonto Mdlalose for The blow zone
Jonas Graf and Stephan Stegen for Performance quarrel

The following learners achieved 1st Class awards:

Gina Park and Mpume Mkhize (most promising) for SolaSink
Ana Graf and Kathy Lee (most promising) for quick Click
Annie Basson and Yura Ahn for Tanspiration. They also received the prize for the best poster in the senior category.
Madeli Marloth and Frieda Mout for Purple Pleasure. They also received a bronze medal and will go on a sponsored Science tour.

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Junior KZNCSAA Winter Sport

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