The drama and theatre groups at Durbieland are linked to each other. The theatre group, is the A team of the drama learners and therefore, they are issued with a theatre badge which they display on their blazers. The practical and theoretical lessons prepare the learners for the theatre group. The drama learners participate in the Tygerberg International Eisteddfod. Stars concert and Drama evenings which are presented at the end of the year.

The theatre group participates in competitions eg Tygerberg Eisteddfod, Montagu Drama Festival and the Akkedissie festival. They also perform at the Drama evening at the end of the year.

Practice Times:
Eng. Drama Group 1 16:00 - 17:00
Eng. Theatre group 17:00 - 18:00
Eng. Theatre group 18:00 - 19:00
(Learning Center)
Eng. Drama Group 2 18:00 - 19:00

Results of 2010

Friday, 13 August
Play Festival Achievements and awards
Varkplaas Tygerberg Eisteddfod 92%
Beste aktrise: Liesl Lamprecht
Beste regie
A whole bunch of Twits Tygerberg Eisteddfod  

Wednesday, 25 Augustus
Play Festival Achievements and awards
Varkplaas Montagu Beoordelaarstrofee
Beste laerskoolstuk
A whole bunch of Twits Montagu Beste aktrise: Kaylin Brunsdon
Beste nuutgeskrewe teks

Vrydag 10 September
Play Festival Achievements and awards
Varkplaas Akkedissie Beste regisseur
Wisseltrofee vir beste ensamble-spel
Liesl Lamprecht en Daniel Venter ontvang goud;
Denicke Nel, Talitha van Buren, Sylvia van Rooyen en Carla Smith ontvang silwer;
Wilma Wessels ontvang brons

The Tygerberg Eisteddfod takes place in the first five weeks of the third term. Many of our very talented learners participated in various items ranging from prose, group readings, speech choirs and mime. These participants were awarded highest honours (90%-100%), honours (80%-89%) or honourable mention (70%-79%).

Congratulations to the following learners who all received prizes at the annual prize winners’ concert:
Learner Item
Mia Germishuys Recorder : Beginners in 2nd year tuition
Matthys Carstens Recorder : 10 years old
Nadia Brunner & Sam-Alaina September Duet : 12 years old
Jo Havenga Keyboard : 12 years old
Elrette du Plessis Prose : Girls Grade 4
Nienke Geldenhuys Drama project : Grade 6
René Jooste Poetry : Grade 4
Timothy Stander Poetry : Grade 6
Britt Hindley Prose : Grade 5
Kayla Gordon-Hogg Prose : Grade 6
Grade 4 Prepared reading in a group
Jenny la Grange Grade 6 : Public speaking
Erin Scott Grade 7 : Public speaking
Kristofor Collins Grade 3-7 : Solo mime with music
Joganan Geldenhuys Grade 3-7 : Solo mime with music
Senior mime group Grade 3-12 : Group mime with music
Toneelgroep Best production : "Toneelfees"
Liesl Lamprecht "Toneelfees" : Best actress
A. Fourie "Toneelfees" : Best producer
Lottie van Niekerk Art : Grade 4
Chad Dubber Art : Grade 6
Dantelle Joubert Ceramics : Grade 5
Jason Townes Ceramics : Grade 6

Totale pryswenners 23

To all the other learners who participated, you showed us what it means to be a true Durbie Super Star! You are the best.

Since 1994 the choir has been under the leadership of Anne-Marie Dippenaar. Mrs Riana Knoblauch has been the accompianist since 2004. In 1999 the choir reached the final of the ATKV Applous competition for the first time and thereafter, they received 6 Cum Laude awards and were the overall leaders four times for more advanced primary school choirs. In the local eisteddfods they performed very well: 22 times Cum Laude and 10 times as overall winners.

The choir comprises 80 (average) learners. In order to qualify for the choir, learners must successfully pass three auditions. They practise for 3 hours per week (Tuesday 14:15 - 15:45) and Thursday 17:30 - 19:00) and sometimes on a Friday or Saturday (5 times per year). Choir members are required to be disciplined and to attend all practices and performances.

The music department comprises 10 qualified educators who present lessons during school hours in piano, keyboard, recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, oboe, french horn and classical guitar. Learners annually participate in eisteddfods and external exams. Internal concerts are presented regularly. Fees are R80 per half hour.