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The Senior Phase Open Evening took place on Thursday, 13 September. Ms Franzi Stegen addressed parents about key areas in their children's lives that require particular attention. This was followed with a presentation by Ms Pretorius about the importance of research skills, as well as the possible subject choices for Grade 9 learners. Ms Newlands reiterated the importance of attaining appropriate research skills, but also explained that the school wishes to provide for all kinds of learners with varying gifts and abilities. Parents were then able to speak to their children's teachers. Opening evenings are essential for parent-teacher relationships and parents' interest is appreciated.

 

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The SAICE National Bridge Building Competition was held on 23-25 August at St Alban's College in Pretoria. Luke Allen, Johnny Pop and Janek Stegen represented the school at the competition. The wieghing of the bridges took place on Friday evening and Domino Servite won the competition for the third year in a row. The boys' bridge carried 87 kg and the bridge achieving second place carried a weight of 75 kg. More importantly, the DSS bridge was lighter than the second placed team and this enabled DSS to win with an overall score of approximately 40 points.

 

 

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Technology in Grade 8 certainly opens up the world of bridge engineering to the learners, even if it is done on a much smaller scale and with plastic straws! Which goes to show, if anything is designed well, it is worth its weight!

Read more: Grade 8 Straw Bridges

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On 11 May the Grade 9 class, together with 4 teachers visited three Durban venues, the Natural Science Museum, the Sugar Terminal and Durban Harbour.
The visit to the Natural Science Museum was specifically worthwhile for the subject of Natural Science. The learners were exposed to model animals of a very wide range and informative visuals.
The Sugar Terminal was fascinating and very interesting, since it plays an important role in the South African economy.
The Durban Harbour Boat Trip was unique because some learners had never been on a boat before. During the trip we were informed about the harbour and its activities by a guide. It was a nice way to end the day.

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On 18 May Domino Servite took part in the SAICE Durban Bridge Building Competition. Two teams (those who had come first in the school competition) represented the school. The members of the one team were David Geldenhuys, David Graf and Heinrich Marloth. They achieved 4th position and their bridge carried a weight of 33 kg. The members of the other team were Luke Allen, Johnny Pop and Janek Stegen. They won the competition with their bridge carrying a record weight of 75 kg. They won R1500 for their school and R500 each for themselves. Congratulations!

 

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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