Danville Park Girls’ High School recently held their annual Athletics Day on a near-perfect, almost-summer day and showed fantastic spirit and support for their houses Hollander, Smith, Campbell and Palmer. The girls, dressed in colourful and imaginative attire, encouraged the athletes to outrun the competition, but it was Siphokazi and Gabriella who eventually took the honours as Junior and Senior Victrix Ludorum respectively.
Christy from Danville Park Girls’ High has been selected to represent the Ethekwini Surfriders Association at the Junior South African National Championship later this year. This spirited Grade 9 surfer not only competes against girls in her own age group, but she also took the first place in the U18 Girls group at the KZN Longboard Championships held in Durban recently and was runner-up in the Open Women’s Division. At a previous National Competition she was placed 2nd in the U16 Division. Great things are expected of this talented young surfer!
Danville Park Girls’ High celebrated the exceptional career of one its teaching legends, Mrs Jenny Aitken, who has stepped down as Deputy Principal after teaching at the school for 26 years. In a moving tribute during assembly, the school honoured this outstanding Science teacher with a special song written by her Science students and performed by the school choir. This moving tribute was followed by highlighting Mrs Aitken’s special qualities – the girls and staff were unanimous in their admiration of her grace, kindness and fairness. Mrs Aitken is well respected for her high standards as a teacher as well as for her contribution towards the Physical Sciences curriculum provincially and nationally. Many outstanding women scientists in corporate and academic spheres attribute their love of Science to Mrs Aitken’s teaching and passion for her subject. Mrs Aitken, in a touching response, encouraged young women to follow their dreams and reminded them about teaching as a worthy and rewarding profession. Mrs Aitken will continue to teach Science at Danville until the end of the year.
The aspirant chefs in Danville Park Girls’ High School Grade 12 Consumer Studies class have been showcasing their considerable culinary skills in their final Cookery practicals. Cooking and baking with flair, they presented mouth-watering creations like master chefs! Amalta, Brittany and Sine sampled the delicious dishes of their class mates.
Danville Park Girls’ High School is delighted to have four talented debaters representing KwaZulu-Natal at Nationals at the end of the year. Sameera and Emma have been chosen to represent the Senior KZN team and Priyal and Ulrika the Junior team. Sameera further distinguished herself by being placed second at the recently held Regional Finals – a great honour for a Grade 10 learner!