Facilities Overview

DHS provides excellent facilities which are continually being upgraded and improved to ensure they remain state of the art. Facilities are complimented with The Victor Daitz Mathematics & Science Centre, the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre, outstanding floodlit sports fields, an Olympic swimming pool with water polo adaptation, a High Performance Cricket Centre, award winning Media Centre, purpose built Seabrooke’s Theatre, a tuck shop,  basketball facility, squash courts and a High Performance Sport Centre supported by medical specialists.

Classroom upgrades are due to start during the course of 2018.


DHS Media Centre


The present Media Centre/Library at Durban High School, one of the best School facilities in KwaZulu–Natal, was the brainchild of past Head Master Mr Bennison and members of the Governing Body. The plans were drawn by DHS “Old Boys” who designed a 3 level Media Centre within the shell of the old school hall. The beautiful old walls house very modern Media facilities without loosing the atmosphere and history of the past.

Four Project Rooms in the Reference area gives secluded areas for group work and the nine computers provide 24 hour access to the Internet, Electronic Reference Material and word processing facilities. Documents can be photocopied and printing can also be done from computers. Laminating and binding facilities are also available. The foyer of the M/C displays some of the relics of the “Old School” and portraits of past Head Masters adorn the walls of the Walkway. On the lower floor is a computer Room, the School Archives and a School Clothing Shop.


2007 saw the opening of the purpose built and fully equipped “Christopher Seabrooke Theatre” which is air-conditioned and able to seat 103 people. It is available for both school and external productions. The theatre builds on our record for producing high quality shows, some which have made appearances at the National Arts Festival.


High Performance Cricket Centre

Durban High School boasts one of the best indoor cricket coaching facilities around. Recently commissioned, this centre has already attracted some serious attention from those knowledgable of the game.

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DHS High Performance Centre


The DHS High Performance Centre houses a Sports Medicine Centre and a Crossfit Box (gym) both of which support the DHS High Performance Programme.

Services include:

  • GP
  • Physiotherapists
  • Chiropractor
  • Biokineticists
  • Dietician
  • Sports Massage therapist
  • Sports Psychologist

Ashleigh Hall and Associates is an established team of well known experts in the medical field, all with outstanding reputations in private practise.

The centre is OPEN to the public, and has a separate entrance on Essenwood Road

  • Sports Injuries
  • General Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Sport Performance
  • Dietary Evaluation And Guidance
  • General Health Assessment and Guidance
  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Phone: 031-201 1789

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