NGHS School Houses & Sport We Offer
NGHS is known for the wide range of sports offered to girls, well maintained sporting facilities and equipment and a long history of both national and provincial representatives in a variety of sports.
Named after Mr. R.J. Vaughan, the first Principal of the original Durban North Primary School
Named after the Honourable D.G. Shepstone, former Administrator of Natal, who officially opened the school on 14 October 1949
Named after Mr R.A. Banks, former Director of Education
Named after Mr. J. Lewis, former Member of Parliament for Durban North
From the Sports Coordinator
Each of us can play a part in making ourselves, our school and our nation fitter, healthier and ready to face the challenges of modern day living. One of our main priorities is the health and fitness of our girls. There have been numerous reports written on the decline of South Africa’s health and how the country is struggling with some of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the world. These statistics are of grave concern and, as a school, much time has been spent in looking at possible ways of tackling these problems on our own doorstep.
It has been proven that a lack of regular exercise and poor eating habits lead not only to obesity and related diseases but also to poor mental health. Individuals who do not participate in sport or exercise tend to be the ones who suffer with depression and other mental health problems as they have no release for their worries or stress.
With over 20 disciplines of sport offered at NGHS, the sports fields, pool and courts are well utilised with training, coaching and matches year round.
View The Sport We Offer Below
A variation of netball, played exclusively indoors, in which the playing court is surrounded on each side and overhead by a net. The net prevents the ball from leaving the court, reducing the number of playing stoppages. This gives indoor netball a faster pace than netball.
Athletics is a group of sporting events that involves competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running.
Five players on a team, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop.
A sport that requires physical exertion as mental exertion manifests itself physically. It has rules and etiquette, which are officially recognized internationally. Chess is competitive as the participating players feel the drive to win.
Teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. Does your level of stamina have what it takes?
Indoor & Outdoor Hockey
Indoor hockey is played on a smaller area and between smaller teams than field hockey and the sidelines are replaced by solid barriers from which the ball rebounds and remains in play. The outdoor game played by two opposing teams of 11 players.
Netball has the following advantages: true team sport (no ball hogs allowed), doesn’t matter size/ability level a position on court for everyone, great hand/eye coordination and teaches awareness.
15s & 7s Rugby
7s are made up of seven players playing seven-minute halves, then there’s the usual 15s, where players play 40-minute halves. We have a proud history of provincial rugby players.
Commonly known as Football or Soccer. It is played between 2 teams of 11 players. It’s played by 250 million players across the world, making it the world’s most popular sport.
A game similar to baseball played with a larger ball on a field that has base lengths of 60 feet, a pitcher's mound that ranges from 35 to 43 feet away from home plate, and a home run fence that is 220–300 feet away from home plate, depending on the type of softball being played.
Surfing is one of the top ‘blue health’ activities which draw on the known therapeutic effects of being active in or near water such as lakes, rivers or the sea.
Swimming is an individual or team racing sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through water.
Touch works by the same rules as contact rugby, without the contact. Creating a safer playing experience while remaining competitive.
A game played by two teams, usually of six players on a side, in which the players use their hands to bat a ball back and forth over a high net.
A seven-a-side game played by swimmers in a pool, with a ball like a football that is thrown into the opponents' net. It requires immense physical ability and stamina.