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Cultural

"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people"

- Mahatma Ghandi

"Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit"

- Jawaharlal Nehru 

At St.Declans we believe that Arts and Culture are an integral and equal inclusion, alongside our Academic and Sporting disciplines.

All our boys are encouraged to participate in the various classes and programmers on offer, as we strongly believe that a happy and fulfilled child is the one who has learnt to create, perform and give freely. 

It is often through the arts that a hidden talent is revealed, and we strive to unlock this potential in all our boys by providing a safe outlet for creativity, self-expression and intellectual stimulation.

At St.Declans we offer a diverse list of extra-mural Arts and Culture programmes:

 

The Southern Arts Festival in April

All boys are encouraged to enter their art, creative writing, public speaking, poetry and prepared speeches. High School boys are able to enter their photographey too!

 

Alberton Eisteddfod

In the latter part of the year, the boys are welcome to partake in English and Afrikaans unprepared poetry, prescribed poetry, a junior primary choral verse, senior primary choral verse as well as a dramatic poem along with the art section. 

 

Theatre Production

Every year, St.Delcan's produces either a song and dance by each grade or a dramatic play, for the community.

 

Music Department

We encourage an environment full of singing and playing music. Our aim is for students to develop a sense appreciation for music through learning to play an instrument as well as through singing. We also encourage participation in external practical music exams, like the ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall London and Unisa.

 

Chess

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Cubs and Scouts Group

Under the guidance of one of our educators, the Cubs and Scouts group meet every Friday to partake in adventurous campouts, raft building and charity work.

 

End of Year Carol Service

We close of each year within our traditional Carol Service that includes a farmer’s market, picnic and worship service where our in-house father Christmas’ generously dishes out candy!