D SG and St Andrew’s College were among the first schools in the country to incorporate Design and Technology into the academic curriculum, with the schools sharing 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 water polo pool and its 25m width is ideal for regional and national short-course galas. Girls play hockey on a flood-lit astro-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 popular with 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 Makhanda’s (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 gracing our campus. However, whilst they are historical buildings, the interiors are not in any way old-fashioned! We constantly upgrade the boarding facilities to ensure that the girls are comfortable and can enjoy a home-from-home experience while they are at school.
The buildings nestle in beautiful gardens with views across the Rhodes University campus to the Settlers Monument and the hills beyond.