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There's nothing like experiencing the real thing in order to understand it properly. This is what the Grade 4 class did in Social Studies. They took part in the Jewish Shabbat with their teacher. They dressed in the appropriate costumes, wore the necessary things and ate Shabbat food.

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.

Term 2 Award Assembly

Term 2 Award Assembly Term 2 Award Assembly
The final assembly for the term took place on 13 June.
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Tourism & Crocodiles

Tourism & Crocodiles Tourism & Crocodiles
The Grade 12 Tourism learners visited Crocodile Creek on 13 June as part of their PAT.
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Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning Project Based Learning
For the first time Project Based Learning was introduced into the DSS curriculum.
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Accounting with Fairfield Dairy

Accounting with Fairfield Dairy Accounting with Fairfield Dairy
The Gr12 Accounting learners visited Fairfield Dairy on 10 June.
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KZNCSSA Cross Country

KZNCSSA Cross Country KZNCSSA Cross Country
KZNCSSA X-Country took place at DSS on 8 June.
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U9 Hockey & Soccer Festival

U9 Hockey & Soccer Festival
The U9 teams took part in the festival held at New Hanover Preparatory on Saturday, 1 June.
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Regional SAICE Water Aqualibrium

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Domino Servite participated in regional SAICE Water Aqualibrium in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, 1 June.
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Interschools Invitational X-Country

Interschools Invitational X-Country
A selected group of DSS athletes were invited to run @ Cowan House on 31 May.
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Fun Day with Thomas & Friends

Fun Day with Thomas & Friends Fun Day with Thomas & Friends
Fun Day took place at DSS on 31 May with Thomas, the train.
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U9 Soccer vs New Hanover

U9 Soccer vs New Hanover
The U9 soccer team played at New Hanover Preparatory on Tuesday, 28 May.
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SACSSA U19 6-a-side Soccer Tournament

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The National SACSSA 6-a-side soccer tournament took place on 25 May at Kings School in Roodepoort.
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Regional WESSA Competition

Regional WESSA Competition Regional WESSA Competition
Teams from DSS, HMB, Greytown High and Wembly took part in the Regional WESSA competition held at Greytown High on 14 May.
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In Focus

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GRADE 12 IEB NSC
26 learners
100% pass
26 Bachelors Degree
50 subject distinctions

 

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