German International School Cape Town

History of the school

1875    Purchase of a property for the construction of a school by the St. Martini parish, Cape Town
1883    Founding of the Deutsche St. Martini School
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 Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt (DSK). School moved to a new building and was financed greatly by the Federal Republic of Germany.
1964    First matric examination at the DSK
1978    Inauguration of the Arthur-Painczyk sports field
1981    Admission to the DSK open for learners of all races
1983    Inauguration of the new swimming pool and 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 and a “Music Festival” of the German schools in Southern Africa at the DSK
1997    Inauguration of the GiselaLangeMusic hall and the renovated Konrad-Taeuber-Hall
1998    Relocation of the primary school from Bellville to Parow
2002    Completion of the newly designed school playground
2003    Official opening of the 2nd computer room
2006    Inauguration of the Gisela Lange Music Centre
2008    125 Year Celebration, the creation of the “School Time” sculpture
2009    Interactive whiteboards installed in all Grade 5 and above classrooms
2009    First combined German International Abitur/NSC exams
2010    Inauguration of refurbished science labs with the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille as our guest
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 received
2012   Sports Olympiad held at the DSK
2013   Orchestra Festival of the German schools in Southern Africa held at the DSK
2013   A new building opening with a library, 8 classrooms and a 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 school’s daily energy consumption
2017   BLI II (Bund-Länder-Inspektion): DSK is once again awarded the German Seal of Quality for Academic Excellence
2018   135 Year 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)
2019   Inauguration of the new sports hall
2020   DSK receives full accreditation from Umalusi once again
2021   DSK Science Centre plans approved

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