Ethos

The Junior Primary phase at Durban Girls’ College encompasses Grade 00 through to Grade 3 with the most important, collective focus being on providing an age–appropriate and enriching environment for five to nine year olds. Strongly linked to this are the relationships forged between our girls and teachers whereby core values and a child’s individuality are encouraged, nurtured and celebrated.

We believe in offering a curriculum that is relevant, rich and real – one that broadens and balances the experiences offered to our girls so that achievement and enjoyment are valued equally. Integrated and specialised teaching across the phase is designed to support cross-curricular links and to provide a culture of learning that is both varied and stimulating.

Our families and our community are a vital part of our school vision. We see our girls’ parents as partners in the learning and developmental process. We are mindful of the need to respect, serve and acknowledge the achievements of others in order to contribute meaningfully to society. We celebrate the diversity that exists within our classrooms and rely on teaching that fosters self-confidence, enthusiasm, passion, integrity and commitment to teamwork – both in and out of the classroom.