PIETERMARITZBURG Girls’ High School is a leading school for girls offering a dynamic environment and diverse opportunities for the development of each individual. The day-pupil complement makes up the larger section of the school community. Boarding facilities are available to 220 girls from areas outside of Pietermaritzburg. Academically, GHS is one of the leading schools in the province and prides itself on its consistently high NSC results and Bachelor pass rate. For the Class of 2016 a culmination of five years of good teaching and hard work resulted in 475 distinctions and 100% pass rate. A Bachelor pass was awarded to 96.4% of the pupils and 3.6% received a diploma pass.The school fosters a commitment to the search for truth, the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills most needed in the 21st century. Highly qualified and dedicated teachers guide pupils to maintain a balance between their academics, sporting and cultural endeavours. This all-round education at Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School provides a foundation for success. The school recently embarked on the “GHS: A New Day” project, confirming that the best state education is as good as any school education on offer in South Africa today. Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School grooms young women to hold positions of leadership, and encourages them to become active and responsible members of society.