De La Salle Holy Cross College provides all its learners with the opportunity of participating in a wide variety of academic, spiritual, cultural, sporting and church/community related extramural activities.
Cultural activities form an integral part of the broader curriculum offered at the College.
Learners are expected to take part in one cultural activity per year.
- Hockey (Girls)
- Adventure Club
- Cycling Club
The College embraces all the disciplines associated with cultural activities and strongly supports the critial role of the Arts in the community and its value of offering individual expression.
Major productions have ranged from High School Musical to Grease and Mort.
Participation in the annual Festival of Public Speaking held by the Speech and Drama College of S.A. is a highlight of the cultural calendar, as is debating in the United Nations simulated debates held by Wits University.
Choir, a small school band, chess and a distinctive Scottish Pipe Band provide numerous opportunities for passionate and enthusiastic pupils to immerse themselves in culture.
Lasallian Youth - Friday - 14h15-15h15. Teachers in Charge: Mrs Stonier / Ms Williamson
LSY Committee - trip to Ngomi 2017
Ngome is a site where a shrine has been built to honour Our Blessed Mother’s request to Sr Reinolda May. She had over 10 visions of Our Lady through which She gave the instructions that Sr Reinolda May was to build a shrine up in the hills where seven streams meet – a place where pilgrims can come to pray, collect Holy Water and ask for Our Lady’s prayers. Here, the committee had time to visit the shrine and pray to Our Lady Tabernacle of the Most High; pray with their prayer partner at the stream; pray the Stations of the Cross together and shop for some Religious items. The surroundings were beautiful – a small forest, a view of valleys and hills all around, peace and tranquillity, and a feeling of welcoming and warmth.
The Lasallian Youth Christmas party
The Lasallian Youth Christmas party was held on Friday 27th November at De La Salle Holy Cross College. We met down at the pavilion and set up our different stations – including a reading corner; a colouring in station; pasta-beading necklaces; painting; bowling; balls and hula hoops games and fishing.
Woodside Sanctuary a home for physically and mentally disabled people arrived, and each of us was paired up with a ‘buddy’ – one resident to look after for the morning.
Each guest was given a party pack and taken around to each station to enjoy the fun. We ended the morning with some Christmas carols and action songs. It was a great day enjoyed by all and such an incredible experience for us, as we could really take time out to appreciate and be thankful for the many blessings in our lives.
The party came at an appropriate time – the day after Thanksgiving in the USA and as we celebrate World Disability Day this week. We continue to pray for all those who live and suffer with disabilities and were encouraged to spend some time during the holidays to give back to those less fortunate. - Mrs Stonier
Profile of a Young Lasallian may be downloaded:
Young Lasallian Creed:
We understand we are living in a reality that is increasingly multi-religious.
We believe in ourselves, others and the Creator’s will to make a better world.
We promote acting in prayer and faith with all cultures and religions.
We understand the joy of living is contagious, and it permeates our daily lives.
We consider that the joy is in the journey, no matter how difficult.
We promote acting passionately and tirelessly to spread happiness.
Using Kindness and Creativity...
We understand young people’s need for compassion as they face their problems.
We consider patience with one another shows love and builds bonds of peace.
We promote trust and hope through actively listening and sharing.
We understand the need for us to participate within the Lasallian Family.
We consider growth through shared experience moves us closer to our mission.
We promote sharing in each other’s experiences for greater understanding.
We understand together we can build a Civilization of Love (Pope John Paul II).
We consider our calling to come together to build a better world.
We promote strengthening our bonds of communication.
We understand De La Salle freed his heart and humbled himself before God.
We consider that only with a humble spirit can we share what we are.
We promote touching the hearts of others.
We understand fulfilling commitments brings meaning to our lives.
We consider providing opportunities an essential quality of our charism
We promote action which empowers young people.
We understand, in this era of globalization, there is a lack of witness.
We consider that actions speak louder than words.
We promote fully committing ourselves each day in the Lasallian Charism.
We understand that it is in small acts that we can make a difference
We consider each individual valuable
We promote working ardently for the young, especially the poor.
LIVE JESUS IN OUR HEARTS! FOREVER
Grade 8 Public Speaking team
Grade 9 Public Speaking team
Debating - High School Hall - Tuesdays from 17h30 to 19h00. Teacher in charge - Mrs J Werth
Mini UN Debates
The team that came third out of 19 teams at the Oprah Winfrey academy in the African Union debate on refugees.
L to R. Danielle da Silva. Tanika deWaal and Elizabeth Stone.
The UN debates are run through the auspices of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
These debates mirror the format of a United Nations debate and the teams represent a particular country. Debates centre around topics currently under discussion in the UN. Teams are therefore required to research the topic, current UN debate on the topic, as well as the stance and policies of the country they represent regarding the issues.
There are mini-UN debates through the year involving 15 -18 teams. The main Model UN is held in Sept and involves about 25 teams. De La Salle Holy Cross College received silver awards three times, a gold award and best position paper awards a few times over the last 7 years.
Choir practice - Wednesdays from 17h00 to 18h00. Teacher in Charge - Ms E Tuson
Chess - Fridays from 15h15 to 16h30. Teacher in Charge - Mrs de Necker
The College’s dramatic year is divided into three performance events:
- The major production (traditionally a dramatic/ comedic piece is alternated with a musical annually)
- The Night of the Stars (our College’s talent show where we showcase our pupils musical, dramatic and comedic abilities)
- House Plays (a competitive event of three one-act plays chosen, produced and directed entirely by the pupils themselves)
Finally, Drama provides a close-knit family environment where pupils who experience or view reality in different ways find a haven where they are encouraged to share views and ideas, and where their commitment to the art form ensures their social acceptance.
NIGHT OF THE STARS - June 2016
See 'Gallery' for photos.
First Aid - Thursdays from 14h40 to 15h30. Teacher in Charge - Ms Lawless
The DLSHCC First Aid team
The First Aid Team comprises of learners from Grade 8 to Matric.
All members of the team have qualified either with a Level 1 or Level 3 from the training done at the school by an outside service provider, who has been training with the High School for over 7 years.
Members of the team earn community service hours by being on duty at sporting events held at the school, ranging from the internal Interhouse events to the large multi-sport derby days.
Weekly meetings allow the members to ensure that the duty roster for the following week is full and to practice key skills such as log rolls and incident scenarios.
Members of the First Aid teams in the past have gone on to study in the medical field.
Photography club - Fridays 14h30-15h30 - Teacher in Charge - Ms A Lawless.
de la Salle Pipe Band
o 10/06/2017 : Saturday : Cornwall Hill Gathering (Regional)
o 17/06/2017 : Saturday : Pretoria Boys Gathering (Championship)
o 24/06/2017 : Saturday : Natal Scottish Gathering
o 15/07/2017 : Saturday : St Benedict’s Gathering (Regional Final)
o 29/07/2017 : Saturday : Benoni Gathering (SA Champs & Championship Final)
o 14/10/2017 : Saturday : Wynberg Piping and Drumming Festival
o 11/06/2017 : Sunday : Cornwall Hill Gathering Solos
o 16/09/2017 : Saturday : SA Solo Drumming Championships
o 07/10/2017 : Saturday : (SPSSA) George Ackroyd
The de la Salle Pipe Band has been playing and competing for more than 40 years.