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 instill 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.

2015 Digital School Magazine

Please click the link above to access our School Magazine from 2015.




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

Admissions 2018

Please download an admissions form and accompanying letter for 2018 and ensure it is completed in full with the relevant documentation requested when handed in to reception.



Combined with our Inter house Sports and Cultural day this years’ Founders’ Day was a tremendous day. A huge thank you to all the old girls’ who joined us for the day, a special thanks to the Class of 1966 who celebrated their 50 year reunion and had the following to say: “Everybody was most impressed by the school – the buildings, the advanced level of education, the appearance, manners and kindness of the girls and the obvious enthusiasm of the staff. The development of facilities is amazing and the girls are really fortunate to be educated at this great institution. The assembly in the hall brought all the old memories flooding back, especially when we said the School Prayer and sang the School Song. We particularly enjoyed the house plays, singing and art. The girls did so well and were so confident. The new Mathematics wing is very impressive and we can’t wait to see the DGHS Facilities Centre when its built.”

We are delighted to announce that Founders’ Day will become part of our annual calendar so watch this space for the 2017 date and get your friends together.


Help Needed..

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

Please contact Heather Phipps: