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Durban Girls High School

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 School builds on a proud tradition, 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 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 Older Science Laboratories are being 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.

Durban Girls’ High School was established in 1882, which makes us one of the oldest girls’ schools in South Africa.

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