Parents’ Association

"Positive and active parent engagement"

The Parents Association functions as a special committee appointed in terms of the Durban Girls’ College constitution, with a mission statement as follows:

The Parents Association Committee supports the Durban Girls’ College mission and strategic direction, to build community through positive and active parent engagement, ongoing and effective communication, and strong partnerships.

Objectives of the PA:

  • To provide an avenue of communication between: parents, the Executive Head, and the Board
  • Inform parents on DGC matters
  • Harness talents of parents for the general benefit and welfare of DGC
  • Provide volunteer services to the school
  • Fundraise
  • To use the fundraising events to cultivate, build and enhance the school spirit, family and community of DGC

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PA Committee

Our committee operates with standing sub-committees that support current initiatives, being:

  • Finance [incl College Quarters]
  • Parent Liaison
  • College House Liaison
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Rites of Passage Gifting
  • Communication

PA Events

Throughout the year we coordinate events with the assistance of the Class Liaison Parents:

  • Family Picnic
  • Outdoor Movie Night
  • Dads and Daughters Dinner
  • Annual Teachers Appreciation Tea
  • Matric Parents Farewell Cocktail Party, to name a few.

The Parent Association has sponsored speakers and events and made purchases for the school to enhance the school experience and environment.


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Helen Stichelbout HS Head of Phase: HS
Janina Masojada HS Chairman
Michelle Lewis HS Communication
Tracy Hampson HS/SP Head of Phase: SP
Bronwyn Blades SP Secretary
Kushma Mehta HS/SP Environmental
Kerry Hancock SP My School
Leigh Corbett HS/JP College House Respresentative
Candice Edgeley HS/JP Head of Phase: Foundation
Feroza Joossub SP Treasurer
Lutfiyyah Saloojee SP
Theroshinie Kisten SP/JP
Ornella Torino HS