Not only chasing distinctions but preparing young minds for a global future…

The Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria’s Class of 2018 consists of 49 learners who boast a 100% pass rate. This exceptional group of learners achieved 119 distinctions as well as 109 B-symbols and 88 C-symbols. 96% of these learners passed with admission to study for a Batchelor’s degree.


We are very proud of our Top-achiever, Golo Mühr who obtained a dream score of 1.0 in his Abitur and aced ten distinctions in his Matric.

Although Golo’s future plans are not cast in stone as yet, his excellent marks and Kombi-Abitur afford him entrance into local universities and at the same time open the door to international studies. His passion for sound engineering, lighting and video production made him a familiar face in the school’s technical booth where he strutted his stuff at various functions and school events. Golo believes in staying focussed and says: “I am grateful for the many opportunities I received during at the multi-cultural and multi-faceted DSP.”

Our second position is shared by Katrin Kirchner and Ekaterina Vakhutinskaya who both achieved nine distinctions.

In the Kirchner family, academic success seems to run in their genes.  Katrin topped her brother Nikolai’s 2016 achievement of seven distinctions by obtaining top laurel in the nine subjects.

Ekaterina, a Russian native will be doing some travelling before heading for Hamburg, Germany where she will be studying medicine. Her motto: “Hard work pays off” surely rang true for her.  As a tutor she assisted learners and during her down time she could be found on the tennis- or volleyball court, at the movies or doing art.  Ekaterina underlines that the DSP education, with its direct connection to Germany, was a great advantage in helping to pave the way for her future plans.

Our third position, with eight distinctions respectively, is also shared by two promising learners Maereg Terefe and Hannah Schulz

Over and above Maereg’s exceptional results she was awarded a bursary from the University of Pretoria.  She endeavours to study medicine and wants to specialise in neurology. Maereg is an avid reader, excelled with 100% in the Programming Olympiad, passed the Mathematics Olympiad and received an “A” at the public speaking festival.  She is a positive thinker and advises: “If you are afraid, visualise the worst case scenario and imagine overcoming it tactically.”  Maereg enjoyed the small classes at the DSP, the academic rigor and the focus on quality education.

Hannah loves volleyball, anything “outdoorsy” as well as horse riding, which makes her chosen field of study, Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences at Onderstepoort an obvious one!   Her excellent academic record, as well as top scores in the English and Afrikaans Olympiad are most likely a result of her heeding her mother’s advice. “Never leave anything, in terms of exams, to chance, do your absolute best and therefore have no regrets.” Hannah explains. She commends the DSP’s approach of combined sports lessons from Grade 10 to 12 to foster interactions and relationships across grades and the small classes which allow for a more personal approach and contact-sessions with teachers.

The following learners received seven distinctions each:
Max Coetzee
Thomas Kabutz


The following learners received five distinctions each:
Marlene Lange
Thorben Oel


The following learners received four distinctions each:
Erwin Güther
Finn Metz
Siphokazi Nkosi
Nicole Ottermann
Nicola Shingles
Kai Weber

The following learners received three distinctions each:
Ndumiso Beierlein
Ezile Dumzela
Cherezaan Hartze
Tashriq Moerat
Ofentse Netshivangane
Zandile Tabata
Boitumelo Thulare


The following learner received two distinctions:
Salomé van Wyk

The following learners received 1 distinction each:
Elverouscha Block
Fezile Mahlangu
Nonhlakanipho Mahlangu
Thapelo Manamela
Kgethelo Motshweni
Rethagan Scheepers
Taylor Williams

“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. We therefore equip our learners to tailor a global future for themselves regardless of the path they choose” concludes Mrs Lotter who co-ordinates the NSC at the DSP.