Monthly Archives: June 2018

WHAM BAM! Poetry Slam!

Our word wizards showed their skills during our 9th DSK German Poetry Slam at beginning of June. Both DaM and DaF learners presented their powerful pieces on stage. Many thanks to the jury, the German Department, and of course, all the creative learners. Congratulations to the winners: Klassen 5/6 DaF-Preis: Amkele Buwa & Kamogelo Motlhale (5e) 1. […]

Diversity Day at the DSK

Yesterday the DSK held its first Diversity Day, celebrating Youth Day (16th June, which is in the school holidays). Grade 9 -11 learners spent the day learning about and discussing, “Access to education in South Africa.” We screened the movie SARAFINA! and then in groups engaged in talks with a number of speakers discussing privilege/lack […]

Storytelling up close and personal

In May, Julie Charalambides, a lecturer at Boston University in London, came to the DSK to speak to class 10b. Julie has taught courses in creative writing, women studies, English literature and film studies. She spoke about Angela Carter and her very alternative way to tell fairy tales in her book The Bloody Chamber. She […]