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New Forest High School is a non-racial, non-sexist centre of excellence catering for the learners in the south of Durban as well as the needs of the wider community.
Our Mission Statement
As a learning centre it aims to meet the broad educational aspirations of its community in an environment in which all its learners will feel comfortable.
Office hours are 7:30 am – 3 pm Mondays – Fridays
Welcome to NFHS
Education is a window to the world and for this reason our approach (from Grade 8 to Grade 12) is a holistic one. Our academic programme is challenging and imaginative, designed to foster intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. It is essential that all in our charge are equipped to take on the challenges of change and progress.
WORLD LITERACY DAY – 8 SEPTEMBER 2023
NEW FOREST HIGH SCHOOL proudly participated in World Literacy Day. Our Reading Buddies (selected Grade 11 learners) spent the morning helping our Grade 08’s with their reading.
At New Forest, we great pride in promoting literacy amongst our learners. Our Reading Buddies programme is very successful, and has helped many Grade 08 learners achieve a newfound love for reading.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Learners who go further, faster and have the foundations for lifelong success.
- Be expected to beat challenging national targets so that they can excel against any competition.
- Experience a rich, exciting curriculum that leaves them able to make powerful choices about their future ambitions.
Learners who are imaginative risk takers who are prepared for lifelong adaptability.
Students will :
- Be expected to embrace a diverse and cutting edge range of creative opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
- Experience creative teaching that makes learning engaging and allows them to think independently and be confident citizens.
Learners who are recognised and rewarded, their confidence comes from within.
- Be recognised regularly for their achievements and for the progress they make and have these achievements celebrated and recorded.
- Develop positive, secure relationships so that they flourish and have a powerful sense of their own potential.
HEAD GIRL WELCOME ADDRESS
With a new year, comes new challenges to overcome and opportunities to achieve greatness, waiting to be taken.
A very warm welcome to each of you. It has not been easy, but we have made it to 2021. Along the way, many of us have lost our loved ones and I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere condolences. 2020 was not an easy year. It was a year filled with pain, grief and disappointment nevertheless we are here today.
One thing I did learn was that life is too short and it should not be wasted. If you have a dream, chase it for life has offered us a second chance, it is called tomorrow. So I encourage you to dream and dream big. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Don’t be afraid to try something new, don’t be afraid to take that first step. For “If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer is always no. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.”
Thus, let us start our new year at school with hopes and dreams that no matter what happens, we are in this together and we will do our best to achieve what we call our dreams. Read more.....
HEAD BOY WELCOME ADDRESS
On behalf of New Forest High School and the prefect body I would like to welcome you all to the 2021 academic year, especially the grade 8’s and the new learners who have joined the school this year.
It is very unfortunate that we start the school year with an ongoing pandemic that is claiming the lives of our loved ones. I send my condolences to those who have lost family members and friends in this difficult time. I would also like to send love and light to the people who have been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another. I ask that we support each other and show kindness and compassion towards each other through these tough times.
We all know that the rate of gender based violence is increasing drastically in our society and I urge the gentlemen in our school to stand alongside, support and protect the ladies in our school. Let us treat them with the respect they deserve. I also urge and motivate each and every one to push themselves, academically and to produce better results than we did in the past. I ask that we aim to excel both in academics and in our extra- mural activities. Read more.....
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