Posted on: January 24th, 2012 by admin 124 Comments

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 in Grades 8 to 12 are met.


‘Durban Girls’ High School is a well resourced school with all facilities and equipment being “hands on” and used to full capacity’.

We ensure that all rooms, equipment and resources are maintained and updated when necessary. We firmly believe: ‘The Road to Success is always under Construction’

Our facilities include:

  • The multi purposed DGHS Educational Centre built above the Mathematics wing.
  • The Anne Martin Wing contains a new Science Laboratory and two air-conditioned Science
    Lecture Theatres, a Counselling Suite and two air-conditioned classrooms for Life Orientation
  • The Drama Wing boasts two large air-conditioned Drama Studios with a sound proof dividing
    wall. These two rooms can be opened up to form a theatre space.
  • The Science Laboratories have been refurbished.
  • There are six Life Science Laboratories and three Science Laboratories.
  • All Mathematics and Science venues are equipped with interactive whiteboards.
  • 24 Teaching venues boast interactive whiteboards, while a further nine, including the Art Studio, have data video projectors.


Girls’ High Gear opened in 1991 as a project of the Governing Body to provide a friendly and convenient, one-stop uniform shop right here on the school premises, to the learners and parents of our school. Profits generated from this venture are paid over to the Durban Girls’ High School Educational Trust.

Hours of business:

Monday to Friday07h30 to 14h30


Durban Girls' High School has a long tradition of involvement in the community. For over fifty years a weekly charity collection has been arranged entirely by the girls, through which social awareness and commitment to the community at large is fostered. In 1993 we adopted a local pre-primary school. Each class adopts a little person at the school.

Most importantly we recognise the importance of developing self worth through a mentor system, many leadership opportunities and the development of life skills which will enable learners to assume their role as responsible and competent members of society in the 21st century.

Apart from fund raising in our school, we support a variety of charities. Caring for our community is of utmost importance to us.

Some of our charities include

  • Child Welfare
  • Association for the
  • Physically Disabled
  • CANSA Association
  • C.H.O.C
  • and many more...