Award assembly took place at the close of the term. This was a welcome return to the ‘normal school programme before COVID’. The head prefects, Conrad van Hasselt and Khulekani Mzolo managed the assembly program. The Bible reading was done in English and German from Matthew 26:37-46. The whole school sang the beautiful song Gethsemane … Read more


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


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


Our long-awaited sports pavilion was opened on 27 March 2021 at the parents meeting. The pavilion was cleaned and given the final touches by parents and old scholars on the Saturday before. Signs were put up, lights connected, mirrors polished, holes drilled, walls and steps scrubbed and washed. The pavilion has an amazing view over … Read more

Arbor Week with aQuelle

aQuelle cares about nature. aQuelle cares about people. aQuelle cares about DSS. Arbor week was celebrated in South Africa this year from 31 August to 4 September and on 4 September DSS also took part in the national Arbor Week festivities with a tree planting ceremony at the sports pavilion. The Grade 12 learners got … Read more