The main awards for the day were the top three pupils in each grade. The top three pupils in grade 11 for 2017 were Shay Naidoo (third), Neeven Naidoo (second) and Mahil Dessai, who took first place and was presented with a Certificate of Merit.
The principal, staff and SGB of Hillgrove Primary congratulated the prefects and enviro-monitors for 2018 and wished them in their duties.
The school also collected 94kgs of plastic. This has saved 543 kilowatts of energy, 1 cubic metre of landfill space, and 244 litres of oil.
The Bowles family are quite a well-known group among DHS Old Boys and long-standing staff, as they are the only family to have three members serve as head prefect of school and head prefect of Blackmore House in their respective years – a record which is yet to be beaten.
The issue of bullying remains unabated and this initiative served as an ideal platform to raise awareness.
The school has a computer lab which was built in 2016. The lab is currently empty as the school has not received any funding for computers.
The school officially came into existence in May 1968. At that time, it served as a Pioneering Secondary School in the area, serving the Newlands, Sea Cow Lake, Kenville, Springfield and Newlands East areas respectively.
The 25 schools in the eThekwini district, which comprises of the Pinetown and uMlazi districts, that achieved a 100 percent matric pass rate, were also recognised at the event which was held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.
St Michaels, Rosehill, Northcrest, Effingham Heights and Avoca Primary Schools received the mini stationery kits consisting of the basic tools needed to practice both writing, reading, and learning for pupils entering the school system for the first time.
The pupils and staff members alike appreciated the programme and all it taught them.
Their top achiever for 2017, Concepta Auka certainly brought pride and honour to the school after she obtained five distinctions and two level 5’s in the 2017 NSC examinations.