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.
BACKGROUND TO THE FESTIVAL
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: this are twenty participating schools and about nine hundred participants. The participants are all young ladies on the brink of entering the adult consumer world and come from various cities around 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.