Support our raffle campaign

Support our raffle campaign

 

Our Kinderkrippe and Kindergarten raffle campaign will take place from 13 September to 11 November 2021.  Please support our children by buying raffle tickets from them. The funds will be  used for educational toys and equipment.

The raffle will take place on 15 November 2021.

 

1st prize

1 whole sheep (gutted) worth R2000.

2nd prize

1 x 500ℓ water tank and a Builder’s Warehouse voucher worth R1200.

3rd prize

1 x Bosch drill and drill set worth of R1000.

4th prize

1 x food hamper worth R600.

 

Competition rules

 

Contact our crèche and kindergarten team at [email protected] for more information.

 

Society Lottery Scheme is registered  with National Lotteries Commission (Reg No. 00260/04).

Loktoberfest 2021

Hello to all Oktoberfest fans!

 

If you too have missed the Eisbein, the Lebkuchen, the Prosit, the Schunkeln and the Gemütlichkeit  of Oktoberfest at the Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria, then don’t miss this opportunity!

 

In 2021, the traditional Oktoberfest will come to your home, packed in a box for you to enjoy with family and friends.  Jawohl!  The very first Loktoberfest, Home Edition with German delicacies and beer.

Here’s how you can host your own Loktoberfest:

 

Sign up via this link: https://bit.ly/3ujOCTt

 

Order a Loktoberfest kit of your choice and pay by bank transfer by 7 October 2021.

 

On 22 October between 11.00 and 16.30 collect the party box from the
Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria.

 

Invite friends, unpack and celebrate!

 

Limited stock is available.

 

Don’t hesitate, order, pay and plan your Loktoberfest today!

 

Best regards from the Loktoberfest team

School year 2022

Find details and information about the 2022 school year here.

book list 2022

Book list 2022

Ordering books and materials

order forms & material lists
Pre-school

2022 – Vorschule

2022 – Pre-school

Material list Vorschule abe 2022

Grade 1

2022 – Klasse 1

2022 – Grade 1

Material list 2022 Klasse 1a and 1b

Material list Grade 1e 2022

Grade 2

2022 – Klasse 2

2022 – Grade 2

Material list 2022 Klasse 2a and 2b

Material list Gade 2e 2022

Grade 3

2022 – Klasse 3

2022 – Grade 3

Material list  2022 Klasse 3a and 3b

Material list Grade 3e 2022

Grade 4

2022 – Klasse 4

2022 – Grade 4

Material list 2022 Klasse 4a and 4b

Material list  Grade 4e 2022

Grade 5

2022 – Klasse 5

2022 – Grade 5 – NSEK

Material list 2021 – Grade 5c

2022 – Grade 5 – ENGLISH

Grade 6

2022 – Klasse 6

2022 – Grade 6 – NSEK

2022 – Grade 6 – ENGLISH

Grade 7

2022 – Klasse 7

2022 – Grade 7 – NSEK

2022 – Grade 7 – ENGLISH

Grade 8

2022 – Klasse 8

2022 – Grade 8 – NSEK

2022 – Grade 8 – ENGLISH

Grade 9

2022 – Klasse 9

2022 – Grade 9 – NSEK

2022 – Grade 9 – ENGLISH

Grade 10

2022 – Klasse 10

2022 – Grade 10 

Grade 11

2022 – Klasse 11

2022 – Grade 11

Grade 12

2022 – Klasse 12

2022 Grade 12 

 

 

DSP Golf Day

Golf… the art of practice and skill waiting for luck.

 

 

We would like to thank all our players, sponsors and supporters who participated in the DSP Golf Day at Silver Lakes Golf and Wildlife Estate on
2 September 2021.

 

 

We hope everyone had a little luck and a lot of fun and that we
will see everyone again on 2 September 2022!

Words of welcome from the acting principal Mr. Ehrich

Words of welcome from the acting principal  Mr. Ehrich

“How can I help?”

 

This guiding principle for a new school leadership situation, which I did not imagine would happen so quickly, is intended to support me as I begin my work as acting principle. I have taken over a very unsettled school community due to the radical restructuring of the school management, which I would like to rebuild and motivate.

 

After 12 years as deputy head, taking on the new role within a few days instead of the planned three months was something I had to let sink in. How did I feel? Uncertainty? My state of health? Work overload? Support measures? How can I convincingly go before a staff, a parent body and a learner body that had to adjust to such a rapidly changing DSP situation without courage or hope?

 

There was not much time to come before the school audience with a plan for the educational leadership. We lost two deputies since the beginning of February, now also surprisingly quickly the principal Ms. Kiehn. Many discussions were held at various levels in South Africa and Germany to maintain the school leadership.

 

Ms. Kapfhammer will now be responsible for the German school-leaving certificates, the official communication with Germany and the ADLKs, the KMK and the ZfA, the statistics and the like. Mrs. Bischofberger will continue to take care of the South African qualifications, which she has now had a firm grip on for one and a half years. Should I need a substitute, Ms. Kapfhammer (Abitur coordinator), Mrs. Müller-Sonder (NSec head) or Mrs. Bischofberger (NSC coordinator) will take over as required. The Secondary School Heads I & II and the Primary School Head are occupied as before and continue to fulfil their tasks so well. Thus the organisational structure and the official channels for the pedagogical work are confirmed and transparent for the colleagues, learners and parents. The good cooperation with the management of the Kindergarten and the Afterschool Care Centre as well as with the administration continues as before.

 

I continue to expect good cooperation from everyone in the DSP community, as I have experienced so far in the past years, and I am convinced that together, with some changes, we can go a good and forward-looking way. In the coming days and weeks, I look forward to driving a line of communication that will rekindle hope for an Excellent German School Abroad for all the school bodies involved – even beyond the borders of the country.

 

With the question in all situations in everyday school life: “How can I help?” I would like to awaken a positive attitude that will turn the current mood around for the better in a goal-oriented and problem-solving way. I would be happy if everyone enjoyed coming to school again and felt good.

 

I thank you for the good wishes and support from all sides, not to say from all over the world, that I have already received!

 

Mr. Wolfgang Ehrich
Acting Principal

 

 

DSP Golf Day Fundraiser

Kick off spring at our DSP Golf Day Fundraiser on 2 September at Silver Lakes Golf Course!

 

You can expect a professional tournament with great prizes at one of Pretoria’s best golf courses.

 

Bring your friends, colleagues or clients and join us for a fabulous fundraising event.

 

Click here for the registration and sponsorship form.

 

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Anja Schlüter on 012 803 4106 or [email protected].

 

Golfers who are not in a fourball are welcome to register so that individuals can be divided into fourballs. So there is no reason to miss out on this day!

 

Please note the closing date for registration is 12 August 2021.

 

Tasks in the Governing Body

The new Governing Body is united in its efforts to progressively develop the already achieved standard of the DSP as an “Excellent German School Abroad”.

 

Christian and ethical values guide the Governing Body in its daily work. The principle of achievement, progress as well as diversity are important drivers in this.

 

The Governing Body is aware of its responsibility for the community, the learners and staff.

 

The highly motivated, qualified teachers play a central role in the DSP. Therefore, the Governing Body wants to ensure that an excellent learning environment continues to develop by providing optimal parameters.

 

The DSP imparts a democratic learning culture with the aim of strengthening the learners’ personalities and preparing them for a global future.

DSP Class of 2020

DSP Class of 2020 – showing courage and tenacity in the face of adversity

The Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria’s Class of 2020 consisted of 46 learners who boast a 100% pass rate. This promising group of learners achieved 76 distinctions as well as 93 B-symbols and 100 C-symbols. 96% of these learners passed with admission to study for a Batchelor’s degree. Our Abitur class of 2020 , furthermore achieved an outstanding average of 2.0. The DSP’s internationally recognised school leaving certificate as well as a sound knowledge of the German language opens the door to the world by affording the learners the opportunity to not only study in South Africa but also at universities abroad.

 

We are very proud of our top-achievers, Lisabeth Hasse and Max Mühr who both achieved 8 distinctions.

 

Lisabeth Hasse

Abitur Biology, Abitur Chemistry, Abitur History, Mathematics, Afrikaans (FAL), Arts Appreciation, English (HL), Life Orientation

Lisabeth plans to study in Germany to become a professor in a mathematical field. She wants to gain financial independence in the next 10 years as well as a deep understanding of the world and philosophy. She aims to learn to live and not just work. Lisabeth is proud of the very distinct culture at the DSP that still allows for individual thought. “Even though we are a fairly small school, we have learners who excel at so many different things. The DSP does not pressure everyone to be the same or do the same things, but encourages each learner to unfold their own individuality and strive towards personal goals. This is evident through all the places where DSP learners can be found: international orchestras, sports championships, choir competitions, robotics competitions and so much more,” explains Lisabeth. According to Lisabeth most teachers at the DSP really care about the learners and will not let them waste their life away in the lessons, but try to help the learners achieve their personal best in every possible situation.

Max Mühr

Abitur Biology, German (HL), Abitur History, Mathematics, Afrikaans (FAL), Arts Appreciation, English (HL), Life Orientation

Max is also headed for Germany to do some mini-jobs before commencing his studies in political sciences or law. He commends the DSP teachers for keeping him motivated and their tremendous support throughout the difficult final year. Max believes that the exceptional teachers make the DSP unique: “Every day they come to class with new energy and humour. They not only teach subjects, but students and without them we would be completely different people. I am very thankful for everything they did for us.”

 

In second position we congratulate Janina Hettasch, Maike Kabutz, and Sabrina Lamos with 6 distinctions.

 

Janina Hettasch

Abitur Biology, German (HL), Mathematics, Afrikaans (FAL), English (HL), Music Appreciation

Janina boasts an exceptional musical talent which she showcased as a member of the Simfonia Juventi Youth Orchestra for four years. She was also a member of the South African National Youth Orchestra before COVID-19 silenced our orchestras. Janina who plays the viola, violin and piano hopes to find an orchestra or ensemble to play in after relocating to Germany where she wants to study English and Culture (BA). Upon reflecting on her schooling at the DSP Janina comments: “Ever since I joined the Kindergarten when I was two, the DSP has been like a family to me. My school not only brought me from infancy to my very final exams, it also supported me and gave me the opportunity to travel, partake in competitions and championships and grow into the person that I am today. Despite my rather unique culture and nationality, I never felt like an outsider and could embrace both my European and my South African heritage.”

Maike Kabutz

Afrikaans (FAL), English (HL), Deutsch (HL), Information Technology, Life Orientation, Mathematics

Maike is a talented musician, being the principle Oboe player in the Simfonia Juventi Youth Orchestra, a seasoned robotics enthusiast and team captain as well as a passionate unicyclist. Maike has her sights set on studying Occupational Therapy. “I want to help people around me as much as possible,” says Maike. Looking back Maike values the enormous cultural diversity at the DSP as well as the amazing community, teachers and learners.

Sabrina Lamos

Abitur Biology, Abitur Chemistry, Mathematics, Afrikaans (FAL), English (HL), Life Orientation

Sabrina enjoys cooking and gastronomy as well as Hip Hop dancing, Mauy Thai (martial art) and reading. Once she has moved to Germany, she intends to start her professional chef and culinary training. She also wants to study nutritional science with a long term, goal of becoming an entrepreneur and to establish her own business. Sabrina would recommend the DSP because it affords learners the opportunity to engage with the German education system and enables one to study in Germany.

 

In third position, we congratulate Thomas Schulz, Benjamin Spanaus and Julia Wagner with 5 distinctions each.

 

Thomas Schulz

English (HL), Deutsch (HL), Information Technology, Mathematics, Advanced Programming Mathematics

Tom received a scholarship from the Board of Trustees of the Neitz Foundation on the basis of his academic achievement, his diligence, but also his commitment to the class and school community as well as his character and social behaviour. Tom is a passionate sportsman and enjoys anything computer related. To study Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria was therefore a natural choice for him. Tom sees the past year of online learning and home schooling in a positive light since it helped him to improve his time management and self-discipline as well as allowing him to work at this own pace.

Benjamin Spanaus

Abitur Chemistry, Abitur History, Abitur Mathematics, Abitur Physics, Life Orientation

Benjamin has his sights set on studying Psychology in the Netherlands. He would like to travel, do a job he enjoys, enjoy life and be beneficial for humanity. This top-achiever comments that at the DSP one feels less of a separation between oneself and the teachers than at other schools. Teachers are often interested in the learners as individuals not merely as learners.

Julia Wagner

German (HL), Abitur History, Afrikaans (FAL), Life Orientation, Music Appreciation

Julia reflects on the unusual final year: “We have learned more than ever before, and not in the form of chemical formulae and biological definitions, but in the form of experiences that will certainly be of great help to us in the future. And if we can’t make use of them now, hopefully we’ll be able to tell our children and grandchildren about them one day.”

 

The following learners received four distinctions each:

 

Jean Groenewald

Abitur Biology, Abitur History, Afrikaans (FAL), Arts Appreciation

Chandler Jacobus

Afrikaans (FAL), Business Studies, English (HL), German (DaF)

 

The following learner received three distinctions:

Jens Adrian

Abitur History, Abitur Mathematics, Abitur Physics

 

The following learners received two distinctions each:

Savanté Moltenos

Afrikaans (FAL), German (DaF)

Joselinne Kweyama

Afrikaans (FAL), German (DaF)

 

The following learners received 1 distinction:

Relebogile Chikane
German (DaF)

 

Marko Günther
Afrikaans (FAL)

 

Asanda Hadebe
Mathematical Literacy

 

Thobile Khumalo
Mathematical Literacy

 

Botshelo Masemula
German (DaF)

 

Nthabiseng Matjebele
German (DaF)

 

Mpho Matlala
Mathematical Literacy

 

Katlego Mogale
Mathematical Literacy

 

Bonolo Mokonto
Mathematical Literacy

 

Melanie Nowack
Music Appreciation

 

Moalosi Ntai
Mathematics

 

Maximillian van Gumpel
Arts Appreciation

 

The DSP, which offers tuition from 3 months to Grade 12 is independently rated as an international school of excellence. Young minds are prepared for a global future from an early age. Learners in the higher grades are continuously exposed to the challenges of tertiary education and the future. Teaching is guided by German as well as South African syllabi and prepares learners for the different school-leaving certificates that can be obtained at the DSP.

 

 

Ms Kapfhammer, who coordinates the combined South African and German qualification at the DSP explains: “Teaching in Secondary School II (Grades 10 to 12) is characterised by small classes that allow intensive debate on content and scientific methods, top results in all examinations and two school-leaving certificates after 12 years.”

 

 

A dual school-leaving certificate is comprised of:
– The German International Abitur and the National Senior Certificate (NSC) from the Independent Examination Board (IEB), called the Kombi-Abitur or;
– The NSC from the IEB together with the German Language Diploma Level 2.

 

 

“Our flexible approach through either the Kombi-Abitur or the NSC in conjunction with the German Language Diploma allows entrance to local universities and opens the door to study internationally. Our learners are educated to be critical thinkers that are able to adapt to new situations.” concludes Mrs Bischofberger who co-ordinates the NSC at the DSP.

Career opportunity Principal

Do you want to prepare learners of different nationalities for a globalised world?

 

Then apply to become the Principal of the Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria by the end of April!

 

Click here for more information

 

COVID-19 Protocol

Click here for the official Covid-19 government updates: sacoronavirus.co.za

 

The Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria is proud to produce testament to its preparedness, planning and execution for excellent Covid 19 Protocols. The Gauteng Province confirmed and stamped such approval on the same day of application (05.06.2020), granting the school permission to proceed with a deviated approach to the phasing in of the various school grades. Congratulations and well done to all!

 

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