German Seal of Excellence Award Ceremony
Provincial Minister of Education, Donald Grant, and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport and International Relations, Dr Ivan Meyer, attended the award ceremony at the DSK at which the seal of excellence, signed by the Federal President of Germany, was handed to the Principal, Mr Hermann Battenberg by the German Consul-General, Mr Hans-Werner Bussmann.
In his speech Minister Grant praised the school, which endorsed the provincial government’s belief in an open opportunity society, allowing parents to exercise choice when selecting a school for their children.
The seal of excellence, earned by years of preparation towards the improvement of the DSK, was awarded after an inspection by German government officials in April.
Minister Dr Meyer (download speech) then emphasised that the Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt was founded in 1883 - a century when child labour was still the order of the day, “but today”, he said, “the DSK is a pocket of success in the Western Cape.” He appreciated the values on which the seal of excellence had been awarded: quality, values, diversity!