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Headmaster’s High School Prizegiving Address, 2011

Headmaster’s High School Prizegiving Address, 2011

One of the novels I read during my university studies of English literature was LP Hartley’s The Go-Between, which has the famous opening line: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” As with anybody who says clever things, the phrase or line tends to stick around and people use it to assess their own contexts. Today is no different, but my consideration of whether we do things differently now than we have done over 103 years of Dominican Convent School history is focussed more on what a 21st Century education needs to look like.

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Grade 11 Learners Evaluate Life Goals, Values at Retreat

Grade 11 Learners Evaluate Life Goals, Values at Retreat

The Grade 11 retreat was a real opportunity to evaluate your life and who you are. All enjoyed this time away at Bosco.

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Learners celebrate their First Holy Communion

Learners celebrate their First Holy Communion

The annual First Holy Communion service is one of the highlights on the Dominican calendar. All the children were unanimous in their thanks to Fr Ron, Sr Lucy, Mrs Changa, Mr Posholi and Mrs Motha for their work in preparing them.

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Ligte, Kamera en Aksie at Aardklop Festival

Ligte, Kamera en Aksie at Aardklop Festival

I call the trip by the Gr11 Afrikaans learners to Potchefstroom’s Aardklop festival “The Ultimate Boere Experience.” We danced to Willem Botha liedjies, laughed at the improvisation comedy “Proesstraat”, roamed the kosstalle eating boerewors rolls, koeksisters and lots of fudge.

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