Danville Park Girls High School

The school opened it's doors in 1967. Little is known about sports at the school during the early years, but in 2014 the school held it's inaugural Sports Dinner to honour the achievements of their pupils during that year. No fewer than eight South African and 52 KwaZulu-Natal representatives for the year of 2014 (Three of the SA representatives were selected after the prize-giving function). This outstanding achievement was accomplished across Netball, Action Netball, Hockey, Soccer, Swimming,Waterpolo, Tennis, Canoeing, Karate, Gymnastics, Surfing, Biathlon, Hepthalon, Angling, Judo, Surf Lifesaving and Show Jumping.


In 2015 Danville hosted the Durban and Districts Gala, where they achieved fifth place. The school also excells in water polo and traithlons.

Caitlyn de Lange competed in the South African Surf Club Lifesaving championships on the 20-22 March 2014 in Cape Town. She was awarded gold in the board rescue and beach relay, silver in board relay and fourth in the iron woman. In 2015 she was selected for Natal school water polo.

Tegan Gore came third in the 2016 SA Traiathlon championships for Junior Women.

Midmar Mile Stars

Danville Park Girls’ High School was very well represented at the 2015 Midmar Mile, a swimming race regarded as one of the world’s largest open water swimming events. Nineteen  learners and two of our teachers, Miss Brown and Mrs du Plessis, completed the race. Two of our Grade 8s did exceptionally well – Ally was placed 4th in the U13 race and Tegan completed her 6th Midmar Mile in only 27 minutes. Our other Midmar Mile stars are: Amber, Kirsten, Charne, Robyn, Christie, Pralene, Sarah, Rochelle, Amber, Myuri, Bailey, Amee, Robyn, Gillian, Aimee, Emma and Cailin.
March 2015
The scene was set for yet another epic Inter- House Gala as the girls from Danville Park Girls’ High School took their seats in the stands, dressed in their colourful green, red, blue and purple outfits to support their various houses.

And the promise of a great day of competition soon materialised when two records were broken by Ally Chislett: 50m backstroke in a new record time of 33.82 seconds and the 50m butterfly in a new time of 31.65 seconds for U14 girls. The U14 50m butterfly record has been standing for thirty years, since 1985, and in beautiful butterfly style, Ally slashed the old record by .62 of a second.The new U14 50m backstroke record was nearly one second faster than the previous record, set in 2013. Ally then went on to win the Junior Victrix Ludorum of the event.

The senior Victrix Ludorum was won by Jenna for the second year in a row. Many of the races were closely contested and supported by enthusiastic spectators, but Palmer emerged as the winning house of a gala characterised by impressive competitive swimming times and great spirit shown by the Danville girls.
Alexandra ' Ally' Chislett at the 2014 KZN nipper lifesaving champs. At the 2017 Surf Lifesaving Surf Rescue Challenge in New Zealand Ally won the Youth Surf Swim event.
On Wednesday the 26th of February 2014 the Danville swimming team competed in the “A” League Gala. The gala is attended by the top 7 schools in Durban and Danville has worked really hard to be included in this league. The swimmers swam exceptionally well with the Grade 8s cheering them on from the stands. A special mention goes to the Open-age group who were placed in the top 3 in all their races, helping Danville maintain the position as the top Government School at this event.

The inter-house gala was held on 24th March 2015.
2015 INTER HOUSE GALA
The scene was set for yet another epic Inter-House Gala as the girls from Danville Park Girls’ High School took their seats in the stands, dressed in their colourful green, red, blue and purple outfits to support their various sports houses. The promise of a great day of competition soon materialised when two records were broken by Ally Chislett : 50m backstroke in a new record time of 33.82 seconds and the 50m butterfly in a new time of 31.65 seconds for U14 girls. The U14 50m butterfly record hasn’t been broken since 1985, and in beautiful butterfly style, Ally slashed the old record by .62 of a second. The new U14 50m backstroke record was nearly one second faster than the previous record, set in 2013. Ally then went on to win the Junior Victrix Ludorum of the event.

The senior Victrix Ludorum was won by Jenna Sneedon for the second year in a row. Many of the races were closely contested and supported by enthusiastic spectators, but Palmer emerged as the winning house of a gala characterised by impressive competitive swimming times and great spirit.
February 2017
Team Danville descended on Kings Park for the annual A-league Gala. The swimmers were decked out in their sponsored T-shirts and the supporters were in high spirits. The Danville lioness roared and the cheering began. The cheerleaders, led by Nono, looked magnificent in their bright yellow capes. The swimmers swam their hearts out, especially our star Under 16 team. Danville placed fifth overall. Congratulations to Durban Girls’ College who won the Gala and special thanks to St Mary’s for organising such a well-run event.