|School reopens on 17 January 2018, 07:40. Wishing you all a safe and happy December holiday.|
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!
- End of Year Awards, 6 December
- Awards Assembly, 6 December
- 2018 MDC Spur evening
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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.
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.
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!
“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)
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.
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
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.
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
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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
IT'S HERE - AND HAPPENING!
All is revealed here:Watch - #THESHIFT