Welcome to Durban Girls' High School

From the Principal

Durban Girls’ High School builds on a proud tradition of embracing the challenges of new educational ideas and offers a secure, safe and caring environment with respect for personal dignity. It is a modern, innovative and vibrant institution where the individual needs of young women from Grades 8 to 12 are met.

Durban Girls’ High is a school of choice and we invite you to join us on your journey to success.

 – Mrs E Hayes-Hill

Our Mission

In our pursuit of excellence, we adopt a holistic approach to the individual, which optimises full potential for life in a multi-cultural society.


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.

Culture & Service

Cultural opportunities offer learners a platform from which to develop self-expression, creativity and explore their own ideas in a supportive environment while service activities reinforce the values of empathy and community.

Sport & Wellness

We offer a comprehensive sport programme that encompasses both the competitive and wellness elements of physical activity. We view sport as essential for the development of health, self-discipline and team work.


We offer a range of diverse leadership opportunities, offering learners the chance to build their skills and put them into practice.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

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A community of exceptional women, spanning more than a century, connecting in support of our great school.

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Applications and Policies

Applications for 2025 close on 3 May 2024.

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