Meet our Mentors

Mariana Bailey

Mariana Bailey (known as Marianne) served as Executive Head of Durban Girls’ College from 2017 to 2021, after being appointed as Head of the High School in 2014. Durban Girls’ College in KwaZulu-Natal is an independent school for girls from Grade 00 to Grade 12 and has an enrolment of approximately 765 pupils. She retired at the end of 2021.

Marianne previously taught Afrikaans Additional Language at St. Mary’s DSG, Kloof from 1991 and was the Deputy Principal of Student Affairs. She is a graduate of the University of Pietermaritzburg where she also completed her Higher Diploma in Education in 1979. She majored in Afrikaans & Nederlands, and Biblical Studies. In 2002 she completed an FDE at the University of Johannesburg (then RAU) in Leadership and Counselling. Mariana completed the Wits Leadership Development Course in 2011.

She is an accredited Mentor for the Teacher-Intern Programme and completed the Moderator’s course when serving as a Marker, Examiner and Moderator at the IEB for Afrikaans Second Language. Her hobbies include reading and being in nature.