Danville Park Girls’ High School is celebrating 50 years of schooling since it opened its doors in 1967 to 71 Grade 8 learners.
recently we started the celebrations by raising a special 50th flag to honour our respected learning facility that is recognised throughout South Africa for its academic, sporting and cultural achievements and for its contributions to the Durban North community.
Our 2017 Head Girl, Cailin and Deputy Head Girl, Merilee raised the flag to the sound of cheers and happy applause of the other learners and teachers.
Here’s to another 50 years of Excellence!
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From the outset, Danville established itself as one of the premier academic public schools in KwaZulu-Natal. Our first Head Girl and Dux, Mary-Lou Thompson, achieved first place in the province in 1971, going on to complete a Ph.D in Mathematical Statistics before carving out a distinguished career in the field of Biostatistics. In 2003 our Dux, Olga Kerimova, finished first in KZN and our 2007 Dux, Faheema Abdoola, finished third out of all KZN’s public school candidates in the Senior Certificate Examinations. In 2012, for the first time in Danville’s history, Sarisha Chetty was placed first in South Africa (among Quintile 5 schools), first in KZN with Nicole Bolton following closely behind in sixth place in KZN. An outstanding achievement! The Class of 2015 achieved an Endorsement rate of 100%, with 26% of our pupils achieving A aggregates and 97% receiving C and above aggregates. Seven of our girls achieved seven A’s and 4 girls achieved 100% for Visual Arts. With these exceptional results Danville was awarded the title Top School in South Africa 2015.
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It is tradition at Danville Park Girls’ High School that the Grade 8’s ring the school brass bell following a special assembly to mark their entry into high school. The ceremonial ringing of the bell symbolizes each girls’ commitment to uphold Danville values. This special occasion was witnessed by the Grade 12s, Prefects, Orientation Mentors and teachers who welcomed the newest Danville family members with round after round of enthusiastic applause. This year, Danville Park Girls’ High School welcomed the Grade 8s who will matriculate in 2021 and their new principal, Mrs Linda Scholtz, who was the first to ring the bell.
2017 at Danville started with new chapter under the leadership of our new principal, Mrs Scholtz. Yesterday, Mr Graham Wittstock welcomed her to the Danville Family.