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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.



D&D Gala – 5th March 2015


Congratulations to the entire swimming team. The U19’s were outstanding coming 2nd in all their races except for freestyle (4th) and backstroke (3rd). We finished 4th by one point behind Fatima. Thanks to our amazing coaches Roxy Tammadge, Assistant coach Sam Rowe and TIC Miss Arbuckle for a fantastic season on swimming


Admissions 2016

Please submit your admission forms for 2016 to the school office together with all supporting documents no later than 30 April 2015.



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There was lots of laughter and reminising from the Class of ’65 are they celebrating their 50 year reunion on 07 March 2015. They arrived at the school for a tour of the very changed school facilities after 50years 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)


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 then on for lunch at the Durban Country Club, please contact Pat on 011-7831620 for more information.

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: