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General Knowledge is knowledge about the world around you, famous people and places, important dates and events. This is what the Intermediate Phase learners brushed up on in Term 2 and 3. A weekly written test tested knowledge gained in that week. The programme culminated in a General Knowledge oral quiz held on 14 September. This took the form of a knockout competition and resulted in two learners who shared first place with a perfect 100%. One runner up followed with a score of 90%. All in all the IP learners have gained 100 new General Knowledge facts.

At the end of the term a Speed Stacks Relay competition was held between three IP teams - Burst, Blitz and Bolt. Three main relays were held, a 3-3-3 relay, a 3-6-3 relay and a cycle relay. Each team member had to build the required stack in the fastest time possible, run back and tip the next team member until the entire team had completed the stack. The team that completed in the fastest total time, won the relay. There were disqualifications - if a team member did not fix his/her fumbles or the team member stopped the automatic timer, the entire team was disqualified. It was great fun and quite nerve-wracking!

The parents of the Foundation and Intermediate Phase learners joined the staff at school on the evening of 12 May. The focus in the initial parent/teacher session was on plagiarism and oral presentations. Thereafter parents visited the classrooms, looked at their children's work and had opportunities to speak to the teachers. It ended with a warm cup of coffee and something tasty to eat!

The IP learners visited a number of Durban venues on 23 February on the Phase Outing. The Moses Mabhida Stadium was the first stop. It was a real treat to see the magnificent building first hand. The learners first saw a visual show on the stadium construction and they were given a vast number of interesting facts about it. Four of the learners who could remember some of these facts when quizzed were each given a complimentary ticket for the sky car which takes you to the top of the stadium and gives you 360-degree-view of Durban. The learners were then taken into the stadium where they saw the awesome arch and the colourful seating.
The next stop was the King Shaka International Airport. They were taken on a guided tour of the airport and were able to ask any questions.
The last stop was the Sharks Board in Umhlanga. They were treated to a magnificent visual show of the predators and then a shark dissection. This presentation was very interesting because they could touch the dead fish, feel the rough skin and see the literal size of the teeth. If they bought anything at the curio shop before they left they were given a little packet of complimentary shark teeth!
It was a most unusual and enriching day.

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

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