Durban Girls High School

Theme for 2018: “Be Brave – Be You”

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Ranked as number 1 in KZN in the Top 20 Secondary Schools by province in South Africa – SA Diaries.

Academics
 We have achieved a 100% pass rate for 22 consecutive years.
In 2017:
 98.3% Bachelor passes.
 15 learners achieved a full house of 7 distinctions.
 More than half the learners achieved either an A or B aggregate overall.
 Our Music department continues to grow – a wonderful new addition as an FET elective subject.
Academic Successes
 Our learners are exposed to many academic extension opportunities, achieving success in activities including a wide range of subject olympiads, creative writing and public speaking competitions, the Allan Gray Entrepreneur Challenge and many more.
 Our Academic Service Committee has established a mentoring system building on the success of our Maths Mentoring Programme.

Sport
 65 learners have been chosen to represent KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa.
 Proudly hosting the Durban & District Gala this year our team placed 3rd.  Our sport encompasses both the competitive and wellness elements of physical activity in the more than 20 different activities offered on a weekly basis.

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Partnerships
 We have been a member of the Allan Gray Circle of Excellence since its inception.
 This honour is awarded to the top 100 public and private schools in South Africa.
 We continue our relationship with the Mathematics Challenge and the Learnership Programme of the Epoch and Optima Trusts.

NGSF 2018
 We continue to explore the value of all-girl schools in the South African context and their contribution to providing outstanding education for the girls who attend such schools.
 We were proud to be part of the National Girls’ Schools’ Festival once again. 20 of South Africa’s top girls schools came together to participate on the sports field and in various cultural codes.
 Our debaters were the top ranked individual speakers.

Culture
 We have annual school productions, an accomplished Choir and our girls compete in the spheres of Debating and Public Speaking.
 Our School Ensemble Choir competed in the 2018 World Choir Games.
 Our clubs and societies range from Enviro Club to Book Club, French Club to Film Club. In total over 20 different clubs, societies and activities are offered on a weekly basis.

Leadership
 Spearheaded by our Inclusivity and Service Committees, we continue our journey to create places and spaces where learners feel they belong.

Profile
 Established in 1882, Durban Girls’ High School is 135 years old, continuing to offer a holistic education to more than 1200 young women, preparing them for life in the 21st Century. We are ably led by Principal Erica Hayes-Hill who is the President of the KZN South African Principals Association (SAPA) and Treasurer of the South African Girls’ Schools’ Association (SAGSA).

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