Joining the DSK as a German- speaking learner

If you wish to enrol your child in Grade 1 your child needs to be able to understand and speak German. The medium of instruction in the primary school (Grades 1 – 4) is German, English is taught intensively as a subject from Grade 2 onwards. We currently have 4 classes in each grade in the primary school, whereof one class of each grade is taught at our satellite campus in Tygerberg.

Generally, if your child is fluent in German, he/she can join the DSK at any time, his/her academic performance will be considered and acceptance will be subject to space availability. If you would like to enrol your child at the DSK, please email our admissions office:

Joining the DSK as an English-speaking learner

Only in Grade 5, English speaking children with no prior knowledge of the German language can join the DSK. There is an entrance assessment for current Grade 4 learners which assess English and Mathematical capabilities. This test is normally on a Saturday in May and one needs to register in advance. In the English test, competences in listening and reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary and grammar are tested. These are not multiple-choice questions. The Mathematics test consists of tasks in basic numeracy, number patterns, measurement, fractions, time, using an analogue clock, word sums and logical thinking. It also includes a very basic interpretation of graphs and tables. After completing the test you will be notified if your child has passed and whether he/she has been allocated a place.

NEW entrance assessment date: 22 May 2021
Registration deadline: 08 May 2021

If you would like to register for the entrance assessment, please email Mrs Janson.

For further information please contact the Head of the English stream: Mrs Steinmeyer