Durban Girls' High School

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Durban Girls' High School (DGHS) is a public high school for girls in Glenwood, Durban. The school caters for girls from Grade 8 to Grade 12 and has over 1200 students. Durban Girls' High School has been recognised as a School of Excellence and Influence by the Alan Gray Foundation. The brother school is Glenwood High School for Boys.


Durban Girls' High School was founded in 1882, making it one of the oldest girls’ schools in South Africa.


The school motto is Fortiter, Feliciter, Fideliter which means “Bravely, Faithfully, Successfully”.



  • Aerobics
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross country
  • Drummies
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo


  • Chess
  • French Club
  • Choir
  • History Society
  • Music
  • Book Club
  • Computer Club
  • Dancing
  • Drama and music productions
  • Drama Club
  • Enviro Club
  • Film Club
  • Guitar Club
  • Interact
  • Matric Dance Committee
  • Public speaking


  • School hall
  • Computer labs
  • Swimming pool
  • Sports fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Squash courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Music department
  • Library



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