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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Members 2019





Michelle Lewis HS Communication & Matric Cocktail Party
Tracy Hampson HS Rites of Passage
Leigh Corbett HS/SP College House& Environment
Feroza Joossub SP Treasurer & Finance
Jackie Psannis SP Marketing or Communication
Karen Jones HS Chairlady
Fathima Essack JP/SP My School
Trisha Parshotam JP My School
Lauren Wellbeloved JP Matric Cocktail Party & Events & Rites of Passage
Caley Rosenberg JP Secretary & JP Liaison Parents & Events
Nathalee Venter JP Marketing or Communication
Hallima Joosab JP Health and Wellness
Leann Guruvadu JP Health and Wellness