"Not only friends, but family"
In the Junior Primary at Durban Girls’ College we are not only friends, but family. We understand the importance of nurturing relationships and connecting effectively with others.
At the start of Grade 1, girls receive their DGC hat at a special ceremony attended by their parents. This marks the start of their ‘rites of passage’ at College. At the end of Grade 3, another significant ceremony takes place at which the girls release biodegradable balloons into the air in a symbolic act of letting go of their Junior Primary years.
The opportunities for girls to acquire knowledge and skills in a safe, happy and friendly environment are vast, with imagination, curiosity and problem-solving being encouraged. Girls are urged to work hard and never give up on their dreams, for it is those dreams that inspire them to reach greater heights.
Our department is a vibrant and special place where busy and productive days are spent. The teachers are driven by their lifelong passion to educate and inspire a love of learning amongst the girls.
Our girls embrace the DGC CARES programme (Courage, Attitude, Respect, Empathy and Self-control) which forms a large part of their educational journey in their formative years at school.