Posted on: January 24th, 2012 by admin No Comments

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 DGHS Educational Centre was launched recently. Dreams do still come true. Here are some pictures of the official opening.

Admissions 2020

All admission for 2020 are now open. The application forms and admission letter for 2020 can be found under the ADMISSIONS tab. Applications must be handed in before 26 April 2019.



Founders’ Day is on the 13th and 14th of September this year: these are two dates on which to organise special reunions or simply come along and enjoy the festivities at your Alma Mater.

Old Girls celebrating a special anniversary this year have requested different dates and the school is happy to accommodate any other requests. For more information please contact the school on 031 2742700 or email Ignatia Ngwazi on

Class of 2009 – 10 year reunion: Alicia Balraj –

Class of 1999 – 20 year reunion: Keri Miller –

Class of 1969 – 50 year reunion: Gill Laurence (nee Bolton) –

Invitations to Founders’  Day will be sent to all Old Girls shortly.

Help Needed..

Are you an Old Girl and interested in getting involved with the Old Girl Association?

Please contact Miss Ignatia Ngwazi: