On Campus

D SG and St Andrew’s College were among the first schools in the country to incorporated Design and Technology into the academic curriculum and the schools share a magnificent Design and Technology centre.

Maintaining our innovative approach to education, the schools recently developed a Mathematics Centre to give pupils the tools they need to advance their understanding of this critically important subject.

All classrooms have interactive whiteboards and WiFi connectivity, and all girls have their own iPads to be used during classes.

The David Wynne Music School, in addition to its auditorium and several individual practice rooms has a computer lab for music composition and a recording studio.

DSG boasts excellent sporting facilities. The recently built indoor aquatic centre has a heated swimming pool which meets the requirements of an Olympic-sized waterpolo pool and its 25 m width is ideal for regional and national short-course galas. Girls play hockey on a flood-lit artificial-turf hockey field or on one of our two grass fields. We have nine tennis courts, four of which can be floodlit, four netball courts, two of which are floodlit and four squash courts. The fully equipped gym is very well used by the girls, as is the dance studio with its ceiling-high mirrors and sprung floor.

However, as well as the modern, up-to-date facilities, the beautiful architecture of most of our buildings adds an immensely pleasing visual aesthetic. The chapel, designed by Mr Sydney Stent, who was Grahamstown’s leading architect of his era, is well known for its beautiful stained-glass windows. The Victoria Memorial Hall (now the library), The Grange (now the Junior boarding house) and Espin and Merriman Houses are all heritage buildings and grace our campus. While they are heritage buildings, the interiors are not in any way heritage! We constantly upgrade the boarding facilities to ensure that the girls are comfortable and can enjoy a home-from-experience while they are at school.

The buildings nestle in beautiful gardens with views across Rhodes University campus to the Settlers Monument and the hills beyond.