Bullying is a very real part of society and schooling across the world and as part of the DPHS zero tolerance for such activities, we have created our unique Prep Pal Programme.

At the start of each year, every boy in Grade 7 is allocated a learner from each of the lower Grades, affording the senior boy the opportunity to become mentor or guardian of his group of six younger boys. It is the duty of the older members of each group of pals to take a personal interest in each of the younger boys as individuals and in so doing encourage trust, community and a sense of family amongst peers.

In an active school environment, it remains important to take time for meaningful inter-personal connection, especially in an age where communication is becoming increasingly technological. Our boys are developing the skills required for ‘face-to-face’ discussion and debate.