The Board of the DSK is responsible for directing the business affairs of the school according to the School Association’s Constitution, and for fulfilling its fiduciary, advisory and oversight duties.
There are up to ten voting members on the Board. Nine of whom are elected at the AGM of the School Association in a two-year cycle, with the tenth member being appointed by the Lutheran Church. The Board may co-opt up to four additional non-voting members at any time. In addition, a member of the German Consulate takes part in Board meetings as a non-voting member.
The Board enjoys a close working relationship with school management and school administration, with the Headmaster, the Deputy Head, as well as the Bursar, being part of Board meetings.
There are monthly Board meetings throughout the term, as well as other extra meetings as needed. There are four elected offices within the Board: Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and four standing committees: Finance, Personnel, Building Works and Marketing. In addition to these committees, Board members are responsible for their own designated portfolios/committees, supporting a specific field of the school.
In 2023/2024, the Board office, portfolio and committee responsibilities are as follows:
Chairperson: Angela Naumann-Daun
Vice-chair: Isabell Anders
Secretary: Richard Doyle
Treasurer: Isabell Anders
Communications & Marketing: Angela Naumann-Daun, Bulelwa Nombutuma
Building Matters: Michael Bauer
Personnel: Angela Naumann-Daun, Isabell Anders
Legal and risk management: tbc
Additional portfolios 2023/2024
Primary school and Kindergarten: Heike Gerntholtz, Ntsekhe Moiloa
Arts and Culture: tbc
Steering Committee: Richard Doyle, Heike Gerntholtz
Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion : Richard Doyle, Bulelwa Nombutuma
ISASA / WDA / ZFA / AA: Angela Naumann-Daun, Isabell Anders
Health & Safety: Michael Bauer
STEM and ICT: Richard Doyle, Ntsekhe Moiloa
Pastoral Guidance: Petra Gerntholtz (interim)
The Board fosters an open dialogue with all stakeholders of the school and works with the portfolios in the Parent Representative Committee.