Welcome to Westville Girl's High School

Westville Girls’ High School offers a high-quality educational environment to the daughters of the Westville community, providing each learner with a sound academic foundation and an environment for holistic growth.
About Us
Founded in 1964, WGHS is consistently ranked among the top public girls’ schools in South Africa.
In order to maintain the excellent standard of our school, we pursue a number of funding avenues.
Westville Girls’ High endeavours to maintain a strong relationship with our alumni.
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Message from the Principal

Westville Girls’ High School welcomes you.

Situated in the suburb of Westville we offer a strongly academic education for young women balanced by an extensive sporting, cultural and service extra-curricular programme.   The school believes in developing leadership skills in all our learners. This holistic approach to education develops independent thinkers and grows resilience in the young women so that by the time they leave the school they are ready for the next phase of their life’s journey.

The professional, well qualified teaching staff work together with the learners to develop their strengths and improve on areas that need growth. Learners are given the opportunity to enter Olympiads in a variety of subjects, take part in creative writing and poetry competitions, attend leadership courses such as the Youth Voices Conference and participate in National sports festivals. Many opportunities are offered to mature in and out of the classroom.

The schools success has been acknowledged by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation as we have been a member of their Circle of Excellence since 2009. In 2015 the school joined the World Leading Schools Association. This Association promotes connections between leading schools in the UK, USA, China and South Africa. This Association has allowed the school Principal and school learner leaders to attend conferences and meet and work with Principals and learners from around the world.

Our unbroken 100% pass rate since 1991 has placed us each year as the best performing school in the Pinetown district. We have maintained a Bachelor pass rate of over 95% and it is this quality pass that allows the young women to attend University and further their studies.

Some years ago the learners and staff adopted the phrase Dignity in Diversity to represent the ethos of the school. Diverse cultures, religions, learning styles, interests and abilities are all respected with dignity.

Welcome to our website. We are very proud of what our school has to offer.

Message from our Governing Body Chair

Chairman Steven Tait

On behalf of the Westville Girls’ High School Governing Body, I welcome you to the School’s website.

The Governing Body has a largely strategic role, where we seek to ensure the highest standards of governance. Our functions include ensuring policy development and strategic planning, sound management and administration of the school, financial security, legal compliance, and risk and resource management.

At Westville Girls’ High, parents can be assured that the interests of their daughters are diligently prioritised. We as the Governing Body continuously seek to improve the school education experience by providing a stimulating, secure environment that encourages excellence, and that is relevant and challenging.

A vibrant and effective Governing Body is crucial for providing constructive advice, support and assistance to the school principal, management, staff and learners, and Westville Girls’ High Governing Body members give generously of their time to ensure that school activities are effectively and efficiently managed. Individual experiences and skills of the members contribute to the continuous improvement of the school community.

Parents are encouraged to actively participate in their child’s education and we welcome all comments, suggestions and contributions that enhance Westville Girls’ High School’s culture of excellence.

Kind regards

Steven Tait

Chairman SGB