The DSD at the DSD 2020

Last year the Deutsche Schule Durban organised the exams for the ‘Deutsche Sprachdiplom II’ (DSD II) and the DSD I. We are very proud of our learners, almost all of whom passed!


We had a small ceremony to hand out the certificates and to express our admiration for the effort put into the German classes by our learners and their parents. Every Monday evening High School students (mostly DSD alumni) gather at the DSD to continue German SAL as an extra subject up to matric. The grade 8 learners always write the DSD I and the grade 11s write the DSD II.
The ‘Deutsche Sprachdiplom’ (or German Language Certificate) is an official proof of German language proficiency, is organised and recognised by the Federal Republic of Germany and is extremely valuable for our learners for future studies, scholarship and job applications in a German speaking country as well as in South Africa.

Hermannsburg Mini-Olympiade

On the weekend of 6 March, it was that time again: Our top athletes made their way to the German School Hermannsburg (DSH) to compete against the Michaelis School and the DSH in swimming, soccer, and cricket.

Our little school performed extremely well, once again, dominating the swimming gala and soccer and thus winning the whole Olympade. That means that the Trophy came to the school for the 12th time in a row.

In all disciplines, and especially swimming, almost every race was won by the DSD and we especially want to honour the best athletes of the so-called swimming gala:

Congratulations to Anya Kistner, who was crowned Victrix Ludorum, and Kirk Wilson, who was crowned Victor Ludorum.

We are very proud of our athletes. You did a great job.

Schwimmfest 2020

On Monday, our learners from Grade 1-7 competed against each other in a variety of swimming disciplines in front of a sizeable crowd of parents.

The Schwimmfest was supposed to have taken place on Friday evening, but had to be postponed due to bad weather.

We congratulate House Moritz for their overall win, as well as:

Giselle Puymann for the O’Connor Most Improved Trophy

Anke and Nia DuPlessis for the Junior Victrix Ludorum Trophy

Daniel Hill for the Junior Victor Ludorum Trophy

Rebecca Schroeder for the Senior Victrix Ludorum Trophy

Kirk Wilson for the Senior Victor Ludorum Trophy