Gisela Haacke (1936 – 2020)



In silent mourning and gratitude, the DSP school community bids farewell to our former deputy principal,

Mrs Gisela Haacke



who passed away on 16 August 2020 at the age of 84 years. Mrs Haacke led the DSP with great dedication and special commitment. In her 22 years of service from 1973 to 1995, she not only supported five principals, numerous colleagues and innumerable pupils with words and deeds, but also witnessed and helped shape a tremendous development of the DSP: the first matriculation in 1972, the development of a differentiated course system in the Oberstufe, the new building of the DSP in 1977 and the growing number of pupils and buildings. The timetable, according to which teaching was carried out at the DSP for many years, goes back to Mrs Haacke.

The Namibian-born alumni of the DHPS came to Pretoria to study, where she remained until her retirement.  In 2001 she returned to Namibia and lived in Swakopmund until her passing. She travelled a lot and visited former colleagues, students, relatives, and friends. She had very close relationships with her children and grandchildren, as well as her six siblings and many relatives.

We will always honour Mrs. Haacke and her valuable work.

We would like to express our sincere condolences to her family during this time of mourning.

The Deutscher Schulverein Pretoria, the school leadership, the staff, the students and the staff of the Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria.