The Grange: The Alpha and Omega

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”                                                                                                                                                                                       Jeremiah 29:11

P – Pause to be still in the presence of God. Allow God to draw near to you.

R – Reflect on the verse above.

A – Ask God for anything you or others need.

Y – Say Yes to God’s plans.

  • What kind of plans do you think God has planned for you?
  • Is there anything you need to give up to stay on the right path for God’s plan?
  • Chat to Jesus about anything that’s on your heart at this moment.

Lord God, I am so grateful that I can call you ‘Father.’ You are perfect in all of Your ways. Thank You for Your plans for me. When I think of what this means, I am overwhelmed and humbled. Help me to stay connected to You to see these plans come true.

Teach me to share You with my friends so they too may walk in the plan You have for them.

In Jesus’ powerful Name. Amen.

We hope this time with God has encouraged and inspired you.

The Grange through the ages

The Grange holds historical significance, in that it used to be a barracks for military troops before it was acquired by the Diocesan Synod of Grahamstown in March 1874. It was the first building on the DSG campus and it served as a shared space for classrooms, dormitories, and the residence of the first headmistress (1875–1882).

The Grange bases its name from the trees that were planted around it, creating a farmhouse charm.

Interestingly, in 1904 DSG had to sell it due to financial challenges from a post-war recession. St Andrew’s College became the new owner, but DSG was able to buy it back again half a century later.


For many years, The Grange served as the residence for DSG’s Heads, an area where the girls feared to tread. In 2012 it was transformed into the Junior School boarding house, along with an extra wing. This historic house nurtures and protects approximately 50 junior boarders from Grades 4 to 7.