Danville Park Girls’ High School was very well represented at this year’s Midmar Mile, a swimming race regarded as one of the world’s largest open water swimming events. Nineteen learners and two of our teachers, Miss Brown and Mrs du Plessis, completed the race. Two of our Grade 8s did exceptionally well – Ally was placed 4th in the U13 race and Tegan completed her 6th Midmar Mile in only 27 minutes. Our other Midmar Mile stars are: Amber, Kirsten, Charne, Robyn, Christie, Pralene, Sarah, Rochelle, Amber, Myuri, Bailey, Amee, Robyn, Gillian, Aimee, Emma and Cailin.
Former Constitutional Court Justice, Albie Sachs, captivated the hearts of the Grade 11 and 12 girls and teachers at Danville Park Girls’ High when he addressed them at a special screening of the documentary Soft Vengeance at the school. The film – shown as a shortened version for the first time – relates the inspiring story of the anti-apartheid activist and lawyer who was seriously injured in a car bombing in Maputo, Mozambique, losing an arm and sight in one eye. Continue reading “Judge Albie” gives inspiring talk at Danville
Who would expect to find their ideal blind date in the school library?
This is exactly what happened in the Library at Danville Park Girls’ High School last week to mark Valentine’s day.
Representatives from Northwood Boys’High School attended a special assembly at Danville Park Girls’ High School to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The charming Northwood ambassadors handed out roses to a delighted Danville audience. Ntobeko, Head Boy at Northwood, Tarryn, Deputy Head Girl at Danville , Rianka (Danville Head Girl) and Jonothan (Northwood Prefect) entered into the light-hearted spirit of the occasion.
Danville Park Girls’ High School’s Cana continues to ride the wave of success as she adds to her fantastic surfing accolades, including achieving South African colours for surfing. She received the KZN Sportsmanship of the year award at the recently held annual KZN Surfing Association’s prize giving. On top of that Cana was also placed second in the U18 KZN long boarding trials. We wish our surfing star all the best with this year’s surfing competitions.
Danville’s top-notch Indoor hockey team had a great start to this year’s hockey season. They shared the first spot in the recently held Maris Stella Indoor Hockey Tournament.
Danville Park Girls’ High School recently held its annual Information evenings for parents and Grade 6 and 7 pupils from surrounding schools. The Danville campus was buzzing with activity as prospective parents were shown around the school’s outstanding facilities by the proud mentors and prefects. The event allowed the visitors a peek into life at high school and provided the primary school pupils an opportunity to interact with the Danville leaders. After an insightful tour Mrs Cally Maddams, Principal of Danville, addressed parents whilst pupils enjoyed entertainment and refreshments provided by Danville’s enthusiastic performers and prefects.
Katelyn, Rohini and Lameez, selected as the best KZN delegation for 2014, jetted off to Johannesburg at the end of last year to participate in the SAIIA (South African Institute of International Affairs) Young Leaders Conference. Using principles of Model United Nations and formal debate, participants represented different sectors or interest groups. At the close of negotiations, learners drafted their recommendations and solutions in the form of the 2014 SAIIA Young Leaders Declaration. This was presented to United Nations, Education Department and Department of Environment officials in Pretoria at the new Department of Environmental affairs building, ensuring that the voice of South African youth is heard.
Sinqobile, Lushinka and Natanya from the Environment Society with some of the waste they used to make their fantastic products.
Danville’s Environmental Society’s hard working members receiving the outstanding Diamond Award: L- R: Nyanda, Charissa (WESSA), Natanya and Britt