Headmaster Alexander P. Kirmse

Welcome to the German International School Cape Town! We distinguish ourselves by an open and lively atmosphere and are idyllically situated in Tamboerskloof at the foot of Lion’s Head with a view of the Waterfront and Table Mountain. We appreciate your interest in our school and aim to give you up to date information on life at the DSK. You will find an overview of our goals, school structure and current developments.

At the DSK you will encounter a European, cosmopolitan culture and the most important language in Europe, German.
We teach German mother-tongue learners from Grades 1 – 12 as well as English-speaking learners from Grades 5 – 12 respectively.

A special characteristic of the DSK is the fact that our learners qualify with one of two double qualifications: They obtain either:

  • the National Senior Certificate (NSC, South African qualification) and the German Language Diploma at level B2/C1 or
  • the Combined Qualification with the NSC and the German International Abitur.

Our learners are educated by South African and German teachers to become independent and critical thinkers, who are able to take responsibility for themselves and others.

On the assumption of varied talent and performance we place particular emphasis on the appropriate support and on sustainable learning, which enables our learners to develop their academic, social and personal potential to the best of their abilities. Our graduates are socially competent, competitive and are team players. The DSK is a school of mutual encounter. It is open to all strata of the population. Learners from diverse cultures and backgrounds participate in lessons and other activities to promote intercultural competence. A small boarding school for senior learners offers further opportunities for exchange and encounter.

The DSK is an open full-day school with aftercare and a comprehensive range of extra-mural activities on offer. The focus of this range lies in the sectors of music and sport. We have modern facilities, while the teaching and learning methods are diverse and in line with current teaching research.

For further information or to arrange a visit or an appointment, please contact us. We look forward to meeting you! We would also like to invite former learners and teachers to keep in touch as alumni and to continue being a part of the development of our school. Why not write us an e-mail!

Alexander P. Kirmse
Headmaster