As so many of our pupils need to travel to and from school, we have an in-house travel office that organises the travel requirements for the pupils of DSG, St Andrew’s College and St Andrew’s Prep school.
Mrs Ann Bryant, the travel co-ordinator, can give you all the information you need regarding your daughter’s travel arrangements.
Contact: School office: Phone: 046 6032317
The school travel office is supported by Go Travel, a local travel agency which will book flights:
Go-Travel office: Phone: 046 6032320
In case of travel emergency: Travel Office cell no: 083 275 2218
Pupils who are not South African citizens or permanent residents must obtain a study permit from the South African Embassy/High Commission in their country of residence before starting school here. The school will furnish you with the confirmation of your daughter’s acceptance to study at the school, as required for the application for a study permit. (Please speak to Mrs Lisa Hobson: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your daughter must be present when applying for a study permit and its renewal.
Renewals must be applied for online at least 60 days before the permit is due to expire and an appointment made to visit a visa office. These offices are located in various centres – please phone Mrs Bryan for further information.
Renewal of Passports
Please keep a check on the dates for renewal. The passport must be valid beyond the three years granted for a study permit by at least one extra month.
Applications for first South African passports can be processed at the Grahamstown Home Affairs office.
Minors are defined as any person who is under the age of 18. To combat child trafficking and kidnapping, the South African Government is enforcing new rules and regulations on the entry into and departure from the country of minor children. Each girl is required to have the following documents:
1. A certified unabridged full birth certificate showing both parents;
2. A letter of permission/affidavit from both parents giving permission for the child to travel in and out of South Africa to school at DSG;
3. Any supporting documents for the above – e.g, certified copies of parents’ passports, death certificates, proof of custody.
If your daughter arrives at the port of entry without proper documentation, she will not be allowed to the country.