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Words of Welcome


Welcome to the school year 2017 and to the website of the German International School Cape Town

We appreciate your interest in our school and aim to give you up to date information on life at our school. You will find an overview of goals, content, structure and current developments on the following pages.
At the German International School Cape Town (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-thinking human beings, 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 enable 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 culture and background participate in lessons and in special activities to promote intercultural competence.
A small boarding school for learners, who attend the senior grades, 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 Sports.
The DSK has modern facilities. The teaching and learning methods are diverse and in line with current teaching research.
Dear former learners and teachers, we would like to invite you to also keep in touch with the DSK as alumni and to continue be part of the development of our school. Why not write us an e-mail or contact us.
The German International School Cape Town distinguishes itself by an open and lively atmosphere and is idyllically situated in Tamboerskloof at the foot of Lion’s Head with a view of the Waterfront and Table Mountain.
If you are interested in our school, please arrange an appointment to visit us. We would be happy to meet you.

Alexander P. Kirmse

Weltverband deutscher Auslandsschulen Partnerschulen Weltweit
Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt
28 Bay View Avenue • Tamboerskloof
8001 • Cape Town • South Africa
Tel: +27(0)21 480 3830 • Fax: +27(0)21 480 3863, info@dsk.co.za