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    Oldest Girls' Boarding School in Africa
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    Spiritual grounding
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The Diocesan School for Girls (DSG), one of the oldest girls’ schools in South Africa, values its tradition of excellence but also recognises the need to be at the cutting edge of educational trends.

Many of the traditional stereotypes have disappeared and women in the twenty-first century have choices and options available to them that no other generation has had. At DSG, we welcome the increasing influence of women in society and recognise that the modern school needs to prepare girls for the role they can play. Our aim is to develop girls who are forward thinking, transformative in their world-view and critical, independent problem-solvers; young women who can make sound ethical judgements with a keen sense of their social responsibilities.  At the end of her school career, a DSG girl will be a strong, confident woman – a woman who will be adaptable in coping with a rapidly changing world; who is prepared to be a leader and to play a meaningful role – in short, a woman of substance.

Our tradition of excellence is built on academic, cultural, sporting and spiritual pillars.

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Our role as educators is to help the girls acquire skills needed for the specific demands of the complex, information-focused, technology-driven world they will be entering when they leave school.Girls are encouraged to apply their knowledge, think critically,...more


Sport plays a key role in the lives of the girls at DSG. It has been recognised that sport is one of the most important socio-cultural learning environments and that girls who play sport learn important life-lessons. We believe...more


It has long been recognised that there is more than a causal link between active involvement in the Arts and cognitive development, especially during the formative years. At DSG, the Arts are considered to be an essential element in...more


DSG is a faith-based Christian school and the chapel, situated at the centre of the campus, is the heart of the school and is the place where the whole school gathers for worship and where we support one another...more

Outdoor Education

Outdoor education is considered to be an intrinsic part of the curriculum as it promotes active learning through direct personal experience as well as offering fun and excitement in a safe environment. We believe that providing girls with challenging...more