At the DSK we have career counselors who advise students who would like to take up a study in Germany as well for learners who are focused on a career in South Africa.

General career counseling

Once a week, a career counselor offers career guidance to learners who seek more assistance in this field. The session normally involves aptitude tests, personality tests, giving guidance on subject choice, job shadow, and bursaries/scholarships as well as providing information regarding tertiary institutions. Please visit to access relevant information and if you would like to make an appointment with the counselor, please email, she is available Fridays from 12:30h-13:50h in room 2.10.
For more info on career expos etc, hou can also visit
Jan Schumann is the career counselor for the German stream.

Career Expo

Each year the DSK organizes a Career Expo, which showcases 20-30 different career options Professional parents and alumni make themselves available for questions regarding their line of work, and 35-50 tertiary institutions are represented and offer information. The Expo is compulsory for all Grade 9-12 students.

Gr 8 & 9 Vocational Orientation Days

Please see the forms below:
Grade 8
Letter to parents
Information letter from the school
Consent letter from company
Confirmation letter from company

Grade 9
Letter to parents
Information letter from the school
Consent letter from company
Confirmation letter from company

Job Shadow

All Grade 10 students have the opportunity to get a week’s practical experience in a career field of their choice, followed by a formal assignment regarding their experience in their Life Orientation lessons.

University visits

Grade 11 learners usually visit The University of Stellenbosch and UCT. Besides discussing admission requirements and admission procedures, the learners often get the opportunity to sit in on lectures and gather information and gain a first impression of university life.

Study trips to Germany

Once a year a group of high school students visit several universities in Germany.

Mentoring system

The step from school to university can be nerve-racking and sometimes our high school learners have questions which the career counselor cannot answer. Questions about accommodation, life on campus, subject choices etc can be directed to former students who act as mentors for our high school students.

Alumni network

The DSK has an online alumni network and a social media platform for former students to keep up in contact with the school and with each other. We often recommend and stress the importance of using these contacts and their knowledge, when looking for career guidance. The school constantly strives to include alumni in our career guidance network.