This week's news

This week's news
School reopens on 17 January 2018, 07:40. Wishing you all a safe and happy December holiday.
The Alumni Committee has published their 2nd newletter - please click the image below to read it:
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RIP - Ms Sandy Van Zijl


Condolences to the family and friends of Ms Sandy Van Zijl, who passed away on 3 December after a long battle with cancer.

She will be sorely missed by all her colleagues, learners and everyone at DLSHCC.



Congratulations to Benildus House who won the Interhouse Trophy in the High School this year!


Click on the image below to read the latest Sports newletter.

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 Please see High School 'Gallery' for photos:
  • End of Year Awards, 6 December
  • Awards Assembly, 6 December
  • 2018 MDC Spur evening

pdfAD News Nov issue - DLSHCC page 6

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December 2017
Greetings to our De la Salle Holy Cross Community

As we reflect on 2017, we celebrate and remember so much that happened during the year.
We sadly said our final farewells to three very valued and well-loved staff members. Mr Isaac Diphoko, Mr Phillip Makase and Ms Sandy van Zijl.

The end of the year is always a time when we say goodbye to staff leaving for various reasons. Mrs Lindy Hammond leaves after 25 years of dedicated service. We wish her and all the other staff, good health and happiness as they begin this new chapter in their lives.

Mrs Mary Hyam, our headmistress is retiring from her position but will be continuing her work in the college, particularly in the areas of Religious Education and Learner Support.
In the worlds of Fr Ronald Rolheiser OMI:
“To ‘really see’ someone especially someone who looks up to you is to give that person an important blessing. In a gaze of recognition, of understanding, in an appreciative look, there is deep blessing. Often, it is not so important that we say much to those for whom we are significant, but it is very important that we see them.”
Mrs Hyam saw and recognised each child’s unique talents and we are deeply grateful.
As I write this letter, we are very disappointed that we have had to postpone #The Shift. We are so excited to share all our ideas and plans with the whole community.Screen_Shot_2017-10-30_at_9.28.08_AM.png
Much research, thought and prayer has gone into these plans. The good of your children is central to everything we do and we believe our changes will enhance all that we hold dear in the college, namely, our history, faith and ethos.
Please “save the date’ – Friday 19 January 2018 for #The Shift!
We will have all returned refreshed and excited to start the new year. All our new pupils, parents and staff and our new Headmaster, Mr Neil Berndsen, will be with us. Hopefully a great evening will be enjoyed by all and as it is a Friday, no one needs to rush home for school the next day!
To you our very special parents, we thank you for entrusting your children to our care and as we enter 2018 we shall continue to follow Mrs Hyam’s example:
“Show much kindness and love to the young people entrusted to our care and build on their affection to lead them to God.” - (St John Baptist de la Salle Reflections 101, 134)
I would like to congratulate and thank the management and staff of the college on a most successful year, following in the footsteps of our founders Mother Bernarda, Father Theodosius and St John Baptist de la Salle.
To the Holy Cross Sisters, De la Salle Brothers, Paul McNally (Chairman of the Board of Governors) and all the members of the Board, thank you for all that has been achieved this year and for all your wise counsel.

As we celebrate the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ over this holiday time, may it be a restful, safe and rejuvenating experience for everyone.
God bless you all and thank you!
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Let us remember that we are always in the holy presence of God.
Hail Holy Cross - Our only hope
St John Baptist de la Salle - Pray for us
Mother Bernarda - Pray for us
Live Jesus in our hearts

D J Harris
College Principal

A Murray
  Thinking aHead
   20 September 2017
   Peace without limits...
Dear pupils, parents and the broader school community,

The international Day of Peace has been celebrated on September 21st since the United Nations General Assembly initiated it in 1982. International Peace Day is a global observance and not a public holiday. Prayer services and peace events are held throughout the world on this day. Peace Day has grown to become a time for global celebration, education and reflection on peacebuilding in local communities and throughout the world. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities and to otherwise commemorate the day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

The theme for 2017 is: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for all.” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together for peace.
The International Day of Peace reflects the innermost aspiration of all peoples to live together, free and equal in dignity and rights.
“Violence is tearing the world apart – violence that aims to strike at the cultural and religious values of people. To build peace, we must open our eyes to the reality of the hidden crisis facing education in conflicts, with schools being targeted and education in schools becoming a means of indoctrination and to sow the seeds of hate.” (Message of Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova)
“Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defense of peace must be constructed.” (UNESCO statement penned over 70 years ago amid the ruins of the Second World War)
To counter discourses of hatred that seek to set cultures, against each other, we must guarantee universal access to quality education to enable one to withstand calls to violence. We must relentlessly combat racism, discrimination, extremism and the manipulation of cultural and religious identities.
“Over the coming days, let us stand with millions of people across the worlds who are suffering the devastating impact of violence and conflict. Let us share ideas and plans for helping and supporting them in their time of dire need.” (UN General Secretary General Ban Ki-moon)
“While the scenarios of history change and peoples are called to face profound - and at times dramatic – transformations, it is increasingly necessary that the followers of different religions meet each other, in dialogue, walking together and collaborating for peace in the very “spirit of Assisi” that recalls the luminous testimony of St Francis. (Pope Francis)
The peace dove flying with an olive branch in its beak is one of the most commonly featured symbols for the day (International Peace Day) In Judaism , Christianity and Islam a white dove is generally a sign of peace. The dove can also represent ‘hope for peace’ or a peace offering from one person to another, hence the phrase “to extend an olive branch.”   Often the dove is represented as still in flight to remind people of its role as messenger.
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International Lasallian Days for Peace:  September 21st – October 21st 2017.
The theme of our Lasallian Days for Peace this year (2017) is: “Peace without Limits”
As has been the custom in Lasallian Schools/Centers and Communities in recent years, our Lasallian Month of Prayer for Peace begins on the 21st September –UN International Peace Day and ends on Saturday the 21st October – our Lasallian International Day of Prayer for Peace.  Schools and Centers are encouraged to organize various events around the theme of ‘Peace’ during the course of Peace Month. We are thus asked to organize some activity on Friday, October 20th so that Lasallians around the world will be united in prayer or action for peace – “Together and by association” with:
  • 80 000 Teachers/Educators
  • Over 1 million Students
  • Around 5 000 Brothers
  • In 917 Lasallian Educational Centers in over 80 countries
“Peace will not be achieved, if it does not become the collective action of everyone in the community:
peace for all and peace by all.” (Lineamenta 76)
Best wishes
Atholl Murray

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#THESHIFT 19.01.2018

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Dear Parents, Pupils, Staff & Friends of DLSHCC

With great disappointment and sadness, we had to postpone this event due to the weather.

We will hold #TheShift on Friday 19 January 2018. On the bright side, it will be a great way to start the new year - D Harris, College Principal


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