There was much sparkle, laughter and a spread of delicious food at the Arabian-themed ‘Moms & Daughters’ event, held at Danville Park Girls’ High School recently. This special annual event is organised by Danville’s exceptional Parent Support Group (PSG) which assists the school in an array of functions including catering, fundraising and being wonderful ambassadors for the school. Dressed in the rich jewel colours to suit the theme, the Danville girls and their moms enjoyed an afternoon of entertainment and eastern style food in the Hall which had been transformed into an Arabian palace by the talented PSG.
Danville Park Girls’ High School’s talented choir, ‘Danville Voices’, sang themselves into first place at the ‘Clash of the Choirs’ competition, hosted by the Durban Youth Council at DHS last week. They sang an outstanding arrangement of ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ followed by a technically complex mash-up of 2 other songs to earn the DYC trophy. Danville had not only one, but two, outstanding choirs who participated. The golden voices of the Amagugu Singers also thrilled the audience, earning them a standing ovation at the end of their performance of ‘Paradise Road’ and ‘Easy to Love’.
Corize, the talented Grade 11 pupil from Danville Park Girls’ High School, has been playing Netball for the First Team since Grade 9 and has represented KwaZulu-Natal for Outdoor and Action Netball for three consecutive years. With dreams of playing for the Proteas one day, it is no wonder that Corize continues to accumulate accolades like “All Star Player” at the Kingsway Netball Tournament for the last two years in addition to often being named player of the match. But this 16-year old is not only about sport. She loves the creativity of Visual Arts (a subject she takes at school) and capturing magic moments in photography in her spare time.
The learners of Danville Park Girls’ High surprised Principal Cally Maddams at Assembly with a beautiful posy of flowers for Mother’s Day. This was a symbol of appreciation for her role as “Mother” of the girls in the school and recognition of the care and time she invests in the girls’ lives. With Mother’s Day celebrated across the world, this day is even more symbolic in an ‘all girls’ school where women and their role in society are often celebrated in many meaningful ways.