Durban Girls High School

Durban Girls’ High School’s theme for this year is “The school where girls use innovation and imagination to write their own story.”

They do this in various spheres:

NCGS Forum

Principal Erica Hayes-Hill presented a paper at the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools’ Forum in New York.

We continue to explore the value of all-girls schools in the South African context and their contribution to providing outstanding education for the girls who attend such schools.


Achieved a 100 % pass rate for 21 consecutive years.

98% Bachelor passes in 2015.

58% received A or B aggregates last year.

Academic Extension

Learners achieved success in the Albert Luthuli Oral History Competition, the Douglas Livingstone Short Story Competition, Time of the Writer, English Alive, de Beers English Olympiad, the SAASTA Essay and Debating Competition and various English, Maths and Accounting Olympiads as well as recently the International Biology Olympiad Competition held in Vietnam.

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Sport encompasses both the competitive and wellness elements of physical activity in the more than 20 different activities offered on a weekly basis and 45 learners were selected to represent Kwa-Zulu Natal and South Africa.


A member of the Allan Gray Circle of Excellence since its inception, an honour awarded to the top 100 public and private schools in South Africa.

There is a continuing relationship with the Mathematics Challenge and the Learnership Programme of the Epoch and Optima Trusts.

NGSF 2016

Durban Girls High School hosted this years’ National Girls’ Schools’ Festival in Durban when 20 of South Africa’s top girls’ schools came together to participate on the sports field and in various cultural codes. The school’s touch rugby team won, and the school was awarded best ensemble and best play as well as its Debating team coming first.


The school will be offering Music as an additional FET elective subject for the first time.

Cultural activities range from Band to Book Club, French Club to Food Society. In total over 20 different clubs, societies and activities are offered on a weekly basis.

Annual school productions, an accomplished choir and girls competing in the spheres of Debating and Public Speaking also form part of the school’s culture.