DANVILE PROUDLY OPENS THE VICTOR DAITZ COLLABORATIVE LEARNING CENTRE

This exciting journey began as an item on the agenda at a Media Centre meeting and culminated in the official launch of the Victor Daitz Collaborative Learning Centre on Thursday, 3 September 2015.

The conceptualisation of our sophisticated, world class learning centre began with a discussion of international trends in the use and design of libraries. As technology has impacted on methods of teaching and learning, it has become apparent that design needed to follow suit. There is a move away from quiet, individual learning towards brainstorming, networking and group learning. Simultaneously Mrs Maddams together with the IT committee of the Governing Body was initiating Danville’s “Digital Evolution,” leading the school through the integration of technology into Danville’s learning programmes.

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Show Jumping Star

Alison has won yet another title to add to her list of accolades in show jumping. This down-to-earth 15-year-old Danville Park Girls’ High School pupil  won the KZN Junior Open Derby Championship on her horse Riverdance at the recently held KZN Derby. Alison now holds three KZN titles this year- namely the KZN Open Junior Champion, the KZN Open Junior Indoor Champion as well as the KZN Open Junior Derby Champion.

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Danville’s All Star Champ!

Feisty 13-year old Tegan from Danville Park Girls’ High School, has won the mini triathlon of the first ever Nelson Mandela Triathlon Challenge held at Midmar Dam recently. She competed in a race open to all ages and not only finished as first female overall, but also placed second overall behind the leading male! Athletes have to show true determination in a competition that tests the mettle of even the fittest of athletes. The mini triathlon is determined in three disciplines, namely a 200m swim, 5km cycle and 2, 5 km run. Earlier this year, this talented young lady also represented KZN at the SA Duathlon Championships, the SA Biathlon Championships and the SA Triathlon Championships!

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DANVILLE WINS ‘SA WATER EXPLORER OF THE YEAR’ TITLE

WESSA (Wildlife & Environment Society of SA) in partnership with the NGO, Global Action Plan (GAP), is the SA implementation agency for the international Water Explorer initiative.

Danville Park Girls’ High School participated in this international initiative to raise awareness of the importance of conserving water. The school faced tough opposition, competing against 120 schools nationally, with the field eventually narrowed down to five finalists. At a nail-biting finale in early September, the judges heard  presentations from each finalist school with the Danville team coming out  tops, earning the title “South African Water Explorer School of the Year” and winning R15 000 for their school’s environmental initiatives as well as the possibility of participating in the international competition.

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Fun-tastic day for Danville!

The families of Danville Park Girls’ High School enjoyed a fun-filled day with great food, fantastic games and much laughter at their annual Fun Day held recently. All the classes participated with enthusiasm and amazing creativity in this much anticipated event that tested the girls’ ability to conceptualise a stall or activity, plan the details and then watch their ideas work on the day. The variety of activities, topped with great prizes ensured the day was enjoyed by young and old alike.

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