Issue 1 : “Aim High”

Welcome Back to School for all of our “old” pupils, and a warm welcome is extended to all of our “new” family members. We know you will enjoy being part of the DPS family.


to all the newly appointed prefects for 2018. We do hope you will support your children in their important leadership roles. A prefect camp has been arranged (2 – 4 Feb.) by Mr. Veerasamy and details of this will follow shortly.

Parents Info Meeting:

Our first official Parents’ meeting will take place in your children’s classrooms on Monday 22 January 2018. Please make every effort to attend. A register will need to be signed for future reference. It is vitally important that you get to know your child’s teacher and their expectations for your child this year.

Gr. R: 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Gr. 1 – 3: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. and
Gr. 4 – 7: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
SGB Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Visit from East Coast Newswatch:

We had the East Coast Newswatch team here from 6:30 a.m. yesterday and you can go online to view the photo’s, interviews and video’s that were posted. DPS was also on the ECR news!

Name Badges:

Each child is expected to wear a name badge which can be ordered via the class teacher. Please put R25 into an envelope with his/her name and surname, sports house and class eg. 7G.

The new pupils will be notified of their sports house in due course.


Extra-mural lists will be going home today from Gr. 1 – 7. Please ensure your children take part in at least 1 extra-mural activity. The benefits – physically and socially – are enormous. Activities end at 3:15 unless otherwise specified on the extra-mural list. N.B.: All school gates will be locked at the end of extra-mural activities, 3:30 p.m. at the latest.

People you need to know:

School Contact No. – 031-2051077
Mrs. Miller – Principal
Mr. Veerasamy – Dep. Princ. & SP A/care
Mrs. Pautz – Gr. 5 & 6 Dept. Head
Mrs. James – Financial Secretary
Mrs. Greeff – JP Dpt. Head JP A/care
Mrs. Tait – Gr. 4 & 7 Dept. Head
Mrs. Gray – Admissions Secretary

School Fees:

Please note that school fees are R13 400 per year for Gr. R and R12 400 per pupil for Gr. 1 – 7 for 2018 payable monthly in advance. A discount of R1 340 or R1 240 will apply if the fees are paid before 31 March 2018 at the office, or a direct deposit by the 31 March. You can also load us as a beneficiary on your account and you can then pay us at the ATM. For audit purposes, no extensions can be granted. Please keep your school fee payments up to date to avoid disappointment when it comes to outings and camps.

Marking of Learners Property:

Please make sure all your child’s items are clearly marked, including clothing, as we cannot be responsible for belongings which are mislaid. Please also note that deliveries to the classroom are strictly in emergencies only!

School Uniform:

Pupils may only wear full track suits in the 2nd and 3rd terms. For the 1st and 4th terms girls wear a white blouse & green skirt, boys wear grey shorts and white shirt and all can then wear a green track suit top or green jersey on the cooler days. Gr. R and Gr. 1 girls may wear bottle green skorts available from the office. All children need to go home smartly dressed as they represent DPS in public.


Please contact Mrs. Greeff for JP and Mr. Veerasamy for SP at the school should you be interested in sending your child to Aftercare. This facility offers homework supervision as well as organised activities, and closes at 5:00 p.m. each day.

It was lovely to meet so many happy, cheerful DPS parents on the first day. Our 2018 Theme is “Making Wise Choices.” May we all learn to make wise choices this year and be responsible for our actions.



“Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.”H.Jackson Brown Jr.