Hudson Park High School is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mr Dennis Vorster as its new Headmaster. He is expected to join us in October.
Mr Vorster is currently the Headmaster at St Patrick’s College, an independent Christian school in Kokstad. Prior to this, he was Deputy Principal at Maragon, a school of approximately 1,600 learners in Johannesburg. He holds an Honours Degree in Educational Management, with a focus on Educational Law and Educational Policy.
With a leadership style based on wholehearted involvement, Mr Vorster is eager to work closely with the dedicated, dynamic staff and the lively student body for which Hudson Park is known.
He believes that, in order to create a vibrant learning atmosphere, a school should equip its educators and other stakeholders with tools to enhance and extend the instructional environment. Such development is ongoing, and it has been enthusiastically embarked upon at Hudson Park, over the years. This promises to be a factor which will enable Mr Vorster, as Headmaster, to steer a confident course into the future.
Mr Vorster shares our commitment to the development of the whole child and encourages learners to participate with enthusiasm in a wide selection of activities, at all levels. He stresses also that each phase of a child’s development is crucial to the next, and that educators must pay special attention to giving every learner a sound foundation on which to build.
Himself a keen cyclist and former provincial swimmer, Mr Vorster has a passion for the outdoors. He considers team sports and full participation in sport to be vitally important to a child’s development.
Love of the outdoors should also encourage concern for its preservation, and he believes that no effort should be spared in awakening young people to their moral responsibilities, towards both the environment and the community at large.
Mr Vorster’s vision is to encourage open interaction within the school community, through relationships based on trust, guided by unquestionable morals and ethics, and lightened with humour. His own relationship with the pupils will be founded on sincere interest in all aspects of their lives. He will gain awareness of their strengths and their limitations, and this will serve him in his quest to create a nurturing environment that suits their needs.
Dennis and his wife Colleen, who is an experienced Foundation and Intermediate Phase teacher, have two children. We wish the family a long, happy, and successful time at Hudson Park High School.
All Old Hudsonians are warmly invited to attend our Founders' Weekend events, in August.
We would love to hear from anyone who is keen to be involved in planning events and connecting with year groups. In this regard, please email Kirsty at firstname.lastname@example.org. All queries should also please be directed to Kirsty.Details of the Programme may be viewed on this link.
FEARLESS AS THE EAGLE celebrates the history of Hudson Park. It is priced at R390 and can be bought from from either the Primary or the High School Offices. If you do not live in East London and would like to order a book, please send us an email.
by engaging in a balanced programme of diverse activities
through engaging in Music, Dance, Drama, and the Visual Arts
by learning to embrace change and be successful in a global society
by striving for academic excellence in a stimulating, modern setting
by offering meaningful service to the school and to those in need
through activity in a community which upholds solid family values
through sporting activities, under the guidance of expert coaches
through service activities which call for initiative and resourcefulness
by participating in the life of a warm, caring school with a proud heritage
of our Matriculants obtained an A-Aggregate in 2015
learners achieved South African Colours in Sport
learners achieved Regional or Provincial Colours in Sport
individuals received Top Awards for the Performing and Visual Arts
groups received Top Awards for the Performing and Visual Arts
Service Organisations are supported by Hudson Park
We congratulate Simvuyele Ncula, who matriculated in 2016, and has qualified for the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship at NMMU (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University).
The scholarship is renewable for each year of a first NMMU undergraduate degree or diploma, provided the recipient’s academic performance consistently remains of the highest standard. It is the top financial award to any under-graduate student at the university and is accompanied by a comprehensive support programme to ensure that recipients integrate effectively into the university environment.
'I am immensely grateful to your school for having provided NMMU with such an exceptionally talented and promising student. It is a mark of your good leadership and the dedication of teachers over the years. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with your school.' Pieter Swart (Director: Marketing and Corporate Relations).
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