Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria

Welcome to the Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria!

Principal's Welcome

We are delighted to welcome you to our website and invite you to explore the diversity and excellence in education and training at our school. As one of the oldest schools in the capital city of South Africa, the DSP has been nurturing learners for 125 years, building futures. Rooted in its original religious foundation, we highly value the orientation towards principles and values. At the school, South African, German, and international nations come together.

A highly motivated team of educators and teachers from Germany and South Africa prepares our children and young people for a global world and its challenges. We provide educational opportunities, starting from Crèche and Kindergarten through Primary School up to Secondary education. We promote the German language in an intercultural linguistic environment and build competencies. Our German and English branches are closely interconnected. In our educational paths, we prepare learners for the German "Kombiabitur" with a South African qualification and the South African National Senior Certificate with the German Sprachdiplom II. We take pride in our special support programs, enabling gifted children and youth from all walks of life to attend the DSP.

Our graduates form a large school community and a strong network in the fields of business and industry, arts, science, and politics worldwide. This fosters development.

Individual support for your child's special abilities and opportunities for personal growth are part of our mission and close to our hearts. Our educational programs, set in a school with spacious facilities and grounds, are ideal for the specific development in the areas of music, natural sciences, technology, and sports. Personal guidance and care are central to our pedagogical work.

Participation and co-determination, the development of independent and successful personalities, are crucial to us. Through numerous extracurricular activities and workshops, our students engage with companies, the business world, arts, and politics, shaping their personal profiles and expanding their skills. Our comprehensive study and career orientation build bridges to the future.

During your visit to our website, you will get to know DSP, our school community, and its diversity. Feel free to contact us; we look forward to hearing from you!

Warm regards,
Manuel Haß

School Management

The Principal of the DSP heads the school and is supported by an extended school management committee which includes the following:

Mrs Claudia Bischofberger

Deputy Principal

Mrs Anke Paul

Head of the Crèche

Mrs Heidrun Beyers

Head of Kindergarten

Mrs Katrin Weißer

Head of Primary School

Mrs Irene de Villiers

Deputy Head of the Primary School

Mrs Kathrin Schwalfenberg

Head of the Secondary School I

Mrs Chamel Paul

Head of New Secondary School

Mrs Gabrielle Müller-Sonder

Co-ordinator: Kombizweig (Abitur)

Ms Tanya Langley

Co-ordinator: NSC

Mrs Karen Joubert

Acting Head of Pedagogical Quality Management

Mrs Caroline Erasmus

Head of Administration

DSP Team

Deutscher Schulverein Pretoria

The Deutsche Schulverein Pretoria is the holder of the school. Both parents of a child at the DSP are automatically members of the Schulverein.

The board is elected from the members of the Schulverein at the Annual General Meeting.

Board 2023/24

  • Chairman: Rudi Aschenborn
  • Vice-Chairman: Dieter Kohlmeyer
  • Treasurer: Werner Büttner
  • Secretary: Linda Güther

Board members:

  • Andreas Bodemer
  • Greg Chaney
  • Simon Mosley
  • Dietmar Niebuhr
  • Jaco Olivier
  • Peter Preusse
  • Jürgen Rust

Student Representative Council

On an annual basis, a group of 14 learners from Grade 10 to Grade 12 are elected to represent the student body. The head boy and head girl are elected within the group.

SRC 2023/24:

Nadja Aaron
Udo Aschenborn
Gemma Batteson
Alara Bodemer
Michael Brandl
Aimee Joubert
Dinaledi Letwaba
Keara Marais
Seonaid Nagel
Raphael Vogetseder

Head Boy:
Lentsoe T. Mosupye

Deputy Head Boy:
Brandon Kowalsky

Head Girl:
Thabang Khedzi

Deputy Head Girl:
Michelle Feucht

Parent Representative Council (PRC)

The Parent Representative Council is a link between the school, teachers and parents. It consists of two parent representatives per class. They get elected at the parents` evening at the beginning of the year. Once a month the PRC meets. School topics of a general nature are discussed, while the council also helps with school functions and raising funds for the school.

The PRC Office is open Mondays to Fridays from 7:30 – 12:00.

Chairperson: Mrs Louise Rust


Deputy Chairperson: Mrs Eva Schweikerdt