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.




An informal recording of DGHS learners made with Hayley Heyns and Melvin Peters for your enjoyment.

Admissions 2019

All admission for 2019 are now open. Please download the admission letter and form from the ADMISSION tab or collect from reception – 07h00-15h30.



This year Durban Girls’ High School have a lot to celebrate. We are 135 yrs young, it is proudly our 21st year of a 100% matric pass rate and one of our special teachers 50 yrs service to education. We are using these events to celebrate together on Founders’ Day – Friday 22nd September 2017. There are some special year reunions also taking place on that day but we invite all Old Girls to join us for a special assembly at 7.30am, a morning of school tours, interaction with current students during the Inter house Sports and Cultural events, our SA Drummie squad display and a luncheon to share memories and moments of their time at DGHS. For more information please contact the school on 031 2742700 or email Heather Phipps on

Class of 1987 – Carol Webster (

Class of 1997 – Phillipa Spicer (

Class of 1982 – Candy Brunsdon (  and

Help Needed..

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

Please contact Heather Phipps: