1875    Purchase of a property for the construction of a school by the St. Martini parish, Cape Town
1883    The Deutsche St. Martini School was founded
1903    Initial financial assistance by the government of the German Reich
1930    The school becomes the responsibility of the School Association
1961    Name changed to DSK.  Move to the new building, financed to a great extent by the Federal Republic of Germany.
1964    First Matric examination at the DSK
1978    Inauguration of the Arthur-Painczyk Sportsfield
1981    Admission to the DSK open for children and young people of all races
1983    Inauguration of the new swimming pool + 100 Year Celebration
1984    Construction of the natural sciences classrooms
1987    Introduction of the Third Language Stream
1989    First German Post-Matric [Abitur] examination at the DSK
1992    Olympiad of the German Schools in Southern Africa at the DSK for the first time
1994    Construction of the new hostel
1995    Inauguration of the 2nd primary school campus in Bellville. “Music Festival” of the German schools in Southern Africa at the DSK
1997    Inauguration of the Gisela-Lange-Music Hall and the renovated Konrad-Taeuber-Hall
1998    Relocation of the primary school from Bellville to Parow
2002    Completion of newly designed school playground
2003    Official opening of the 2nd computer room
2006    Inauguration of the Gisela Lange Music Centre
2008    Anniversary celebrations 125 years DSK, creation of the sculpture, “School Time”
2009    Interactive whiteboards in all rooms – Gr 5 and above
2009    First combined German International Abitur/NSC exams
2010    Inauguration of refurbished science labs by the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille
2010    Inauguration of the first solar power plant which provides electricity to 6 classrooms
2011    Opening of a second Grade 5 English language class
2011    BLI (Bund-Länder-Inspektion) German Seal of Quality for Academic Excellence
2012   Sports Olympiad at the DSK
2013   Orchestra Festival of the German schools in Southern Africa at the DSK
2013   New building; library, 8 class rooms and multi-function room
2014   DSK wins the Sports Olympiad for the first time
2014   First iPad class sets are purchased
2015   Introduction of the DSK’s new Vision & Mission statement
2016   Introduction of the DSK Strategy 2025
2016   DSK wins the Sports Olympiad for the second consecutive time
2016   Inauguration of the new photovoltaic plant which covers the daily energy consumption
2017   BLI II (Bund-Länder-Inspektion): DSK was once again awarded the German Seal of Quality for Academic Excellence
2018   135 year anniversary celebration
2018   DSK receives full accreditation from Umalusi
2018   DSK wins the SA Lego Robotics Championships (FLL) and qualifies for the FFL World Championships in the US
2018   DSK achieves Eco-school status after receiving the Bronze award from WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa)