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Durban Girls’ High School was established in 1882, which makes us one of the oldest girls’ schools in South Africa. Throughout our proud history we have been committed to providing a holistic learning environment and we are now officially recognised as a School of Excellence and Influence by the Alan Gray Orbis Foundation.

Our academic focus is based on the strong work ethic of both staff and learners. This is enhanced by state of the art technology and fully equipped venues which provide outstanding teaching resources. Our co-curricular programme covers over fifty sporting and cultural activities which are offered on both a competitive and social level. We actively promote healthy living through our wellness programme.

Our motivated educators not only facilitate learning but also instil respect for a sound value system. We are fully committed to the development of every girl in a relevant, safe and caring, multi-cultural environment. We nurture individuality and encourage creativity.

We offer many leadership opportunities and have embarked on a leadership programme offering all girls the chance of participation in courses where leadership skills are discovered and put into practice.

Durban Girls’ High is a school of choice and we invite you to join us on your journey to success.



The annual National All Girls’ Schools’ Sport and Cultural Festival was started in 2000 and the 2016 Festival will thus be the 17th consecutive All Girls’ Schools’ Festival.  This will be the second time Durban Girls’ High School will play host and we are delighted to welcome all schools to participate in Durban – “On the Crest of the Wave”.

The festival has grown over the years: there are twenty participating schools and about nine hundred participants from various cities across the country. These participants meet each other on the sports fields, on the stage, across the chess board, in the choir auditorium, behind the podium and in front of the art easel.




Admissions 2016

All admission forms for 2016 had to be submitted together with all supporting documents by 30 April 2015.


If you have copies of School Magazines that you no longer want or wish to donate to the school, please contact
Mrs Phipps on (031) 274 2706. We are looking for copies of the following years in particular:

1939, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1951, 1960, 1961, 1963




Calling all ladies from the Class of 1975 Matrics. Pat van Eyk is organising your 40th school year reunion on the 6th June 2015. You will meet at the school for a tour and tea and then on for lunch at the Durban Country Club, please contact Pat on 011-7831620 for more information.


Class of ’95 have decided to have a 20 year reunion on the 19 September 2015. They will meet at the school and have a tour of the school and a tea in the morning (around 10am) and then we will move onto a lunch. They would love to extend the invite to all the staff who were there in our time 1991 – 1995. Please contact Sharon Eggers (nee Finlay) on 0741026200 if you would like more information.


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There was lots of laughter and reminising from the Class of ’65 as they celebrated their 50 year reunion on 07 March 2015. They arrived at the school for a tour of the very changed school facilities after 50 years and went on for lunch afterwards. For more info please contact Margie Crombie (nee Sands) (0844777794) Peppy Anckorn (nee Burns) (0728963991) or Sandy Coppin (nee Pedlar) (0822615646)

Help Needed..

Are you an Old Girl and interested in getting involved with the Old Girl Association? We are looking for someone to assist twice a week with the updating of our database, liaising with Old Girls etc.

Please contact Heather Phipps: