Here at The Diocesan School for Girls we believe in providing an education that results in the holistic development of an individual intellectually, physically and spiritually. We equip our girls for careers that have yet to be discovered.

Academic excellence is at the core of our school, culminating in final examinations in either the South African IEB Matric or Cambridge International A Levels.

Outdoor Education

Armed with their inquisitiveness, each of our girls have several
opportunities to tackle the outside world and learn in new and exciting ways.

We have the privilege of having access to the Eastern Cape’s sprawling hills and valleys in our back yard and incorporate nature in our curriculum in our extensive outdoor education programme.


DSG is privileged to have its own outdoor education centre.The Monastery is located in the magnificent Eastern Cape countryside, a mere 10km from Makhanda and DSG. It is an ideal location to immerse oneself in nature, allowing students to be their authentic selves, which naturally sets in motion a holistic journey of self-discovery. 

about The Monastery and what this exceptional facility has to offer.


Community Engagement

We believe that children are never too young to make a difference. Our Community Engagement programme encourages all the girls to become proactively involved in helping others, young and old; in supporting our furry friends through the SPCA, and in making a positive difference to our unique African heritage.


DSG is a faith-based Christian school and the chapel, situated at the centre of the campus, is the heart of the school and is the place where the whole school gathers for worship and where we support one another in times of celebration and sadness. The worship and fellowship inculcate an ethos that emanates throughout the whole school, infusing all our activities with God’s grace. The full-time chaplain and the assistant chaplain conduct the services.

While we follow the Anglican tradition, we welcome girls from other faiths and denominations, respecting their beliefs and traditions. However, chapel attendance is obligatory for all girls, regardless of their personal convictions. We invite girls to deepen their own spirituality by offering exposure to and interpretation of the Bible, the teaching of the gospel and allowing respectful dialogue. Access points for such exploration are the classroom, the chapel, confirmation classes, informal conversations, prayer and Bible study groups.

The chaplain is an integral part of the Wellness Team and one of her most important functions is to give support and counsel to girls, staff and parents when requested.

Our cultural programme very much encompasses the DSG philosophy of producing young women who are well-rounded global citizens.

Clubs & Societies

Our clubs and societies programme is designed to teach girls skills they wouldn’t ordinarily learn in the classroom that allow them to expand their skillsets and equip them to be better global citizens. Club offering include chess, First Aid, golf, photography and many more.

lubs are offered as part of the weekly programme. The variety of clubs that are offered allow girls to pursue their own interests or engage in new activities. See below a sample of some of the Clubs and Societies that are available to the girls.

  • Debating
  • First Aid
  • Coding Club
  • Scuba Diving
  • Photo Editing
  • Sign Language
  • Speakers Society
  • Dependable Strengths
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Pilates
With St Andrew's College
  • Cornish
  • Alchemists
  • History
No Admission fee is charged. We do recommend that you return the form as soon as possible. An Entrance Deposit is requested once the pupil has been accepted the year prior to entry.