Durban Girls' College
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|Durban Girls' College|
|Motto||Latin: Nisi Dominus Frustra
(Without God, all is in vain)
|Headmaster||Mr T Hagspihl BSc; HDipEd|
|Head of Senior School||Mrs M Bailey FDE|
|Head of Senior Primary||Mrs L van Dellen BMus(Hons)Ed|
|Head of Junior Primary||Mrs CA Conradie HDE|
|Grades||00 - 12|
|Number of students||800 girls|
|School color(s)||Bottle green and white|
Durban Girls' College is an independent boarding and day school for girls, with weekly boarding facilities for high school pupils, located on the Berea, overlooking the city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Durban Girls’ College was founded in 1877 as the Durban Young Ladies’ Collegiate Institution by a group of six Durban Commissioners and Protestant Clergy under the leadership of J F Churchill. The founders are remembered in a service each year, and the six school houses bear their names – Churchill, Cottam, Greenacre, Hunter, Palmer and Rutherford. In 1905, college moved to Musgrave Road, its present site, which was donated by Sir Benjamin Greenacre.
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Three pupils were placed in the Outstanding category nationally, amongst 63 pupils from 40 schools. Three pupils were ranked in the Commendable category - a student was placed in the top 1% nationally in seven subjects (with 100% for Mathematics), and another student in six subjects (with 99% for Mathematics), with 18 candidates being placed in the top 1% in the country in one or more subjects.
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