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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”.

This years’ festival has twenty three participating schools and more than one thousand two 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.


Please click the link above to access our School Magazine from 2014.




Mrs Hayes-Hill and Mrs Maddams (Danville Principal) are putting Durban on the map as they presented this week in New York to the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools’ Forum. Delegates from 20 countries gathered to share best practice in all-girls education within the theme: “Creating a World of Opportunities”.

100% Pass rate again for 2015 Matrics – Congratulations


Admissions 2017

Please download an admissions form and letter for 2017 and ensure it is completed in full with the relevant documentation requested when handed in to reception.



Save the date

23rd September 2016 – Calling all Old Girls and friends of DGHS, This year we invite you to Founders Day, which will be combined with our Interhouse day. There will be a special assembly, teas, lunches and dinners whilst you are able to watch the sporting and cultural events of the day, If you are celebrating a special year’s reunion please let us know and we will make arrangements for your year. More info to follow….

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: