The Christmas Market, 4 December, was a highlight on the calendar. Weeks of preparation resulted in a happy, busy, tasty, fun event…despite the heavy downpours towards the end of the day. The music was there, the musicians were there, samoosas and vetkoek were there, burgers and chips were there, aQuellé was there, sleigh rides were … Read more


Due to COVID regulations, two final award ceremonies were held: Pre-primary & Foundation Phase Award Ceremony on 26 November and Prize Giving for Intermediate, Senior & FET Phases on 30 November. Pre-Primary & Foundation Phase Award Ceremony saw the graduation of the Grade R learners from Pre-primary to Junior school. The Pre-primary learners sang a … Read more


A Helping Hand @ DSS was introduced by the prefects in February 2021. They spearheaded the program over a few months which covered complex topics such as prejudice, racism, rights and responsibilities, diversity and discrimination. Facing adversity, filling the gap, perseverance, finding your identity, not playing the victim and a number of mini topics were … Read more


The Grade 10 girls went adventure camping from 7 to 9 October. Together with Misses Heckel, Knieper and Vosloo, they braved the outdoors and temporarily settled in a nearby forest surrounded by game. The girls were expected to build a shelter in which to sleep, collect firewood and cook their meals over campfires. They took … Read more


The boys adventure camp could finally go ahead after being delayed by COVID earlier in this year. We revisited our old camping site in an indigenous forest. Rain was forecast so the boys really had to build good shelters, which they did, but when there was a short bout of rain some shelters were classified … Read more


On 1,2 October 67 athletes from DSS participated in the KZNCSSA Athletics in Durban. 11 schools participated. 12 new records were set, 10 were set by DSS athletes. DSS won 146 medals: gold 68, silver 54, bronze 24. In third place for the Junior Victrix Ludorum award was Annelle Jaeger. Herman Meyer took second place … Read more