Boarding School

Welcome at the DHPS Boarding School

"Home away from home!"


Due to the vastness of our country, many children who wish to attend the DHPS aren’t able to commute between home and school. Children living in other towns, on farms or in rural areas find a home away from home at the DHPS boarding school.

At the hostel we provide a regular daily routine, clear structures, regular meals, a strong sense of community. Living and learning together and a variety of leisure activities determine the everyday life of the DHPS hostel.

Who we are:


The staff of the DHPS Hostel are qualified educators that provide professional care around the clock and offer an open ear for the learners’ issues.

Testimonials:


“There is this one place where I have 70 different siblings of different age and race but hearts quite the same. With 5 different mothers, each with the same aim: To love and nurture me through ups and downs alike. It’s not my farm nor is it my home. But my home away from home: The boarding school. Year by year some come and go… But memories remain for life.” (Grade 11 learner at DHPS boarding school)

“The hostel is like a big family where you learn fairness and competitiveness and the acceptance of many different cultures, values and beliefs.”
(Ulrike Behring, Head of the DHPS boarding school)

“We have a closely knit social structure. There is always support to help uplift those who are having a difficult time. You are never alone!” (Almuth Schwarting, boarding school educator)

Learning and living together

Learning and living together

Our hostel learners are given great opportunities to engage in sports and games on our spacious campus.

The DHPS hostel family is divided into different rooms and houses according to age groups. Learners are they are accommodated in 2-person or 3-person bed rooms which they decorate individually. The responsible educators also stay on the premises, living in private apartments and are always available when needed.

We all have our meals together in the dining hall. Of course, retreats and group rooms are available at the hostel premises, such as the coffee bar, our swimming pool and many more.

Our Grade 12 learners stay in supervised apartments and form a small, independent community on the boarding school area. Here they still are right in the midst of the hostel experience, yet practice independence and responsibility.

A typical day at the DHPS hostel


06:00 Waking up
06:00 - 06:45
Breakfast
07:00
School starts
11:30 -13:10 School ends, depending on age
As from 12:30 Lunch
until 14:00 Siesta
14:00 - 15:30
Homework time
as of Grade 10 free scheduling
15:30 - 18:30
Leisure and supervision offer
(Extramural activities, studies, sport,
swimming lessons, etc.)
18:30
Dinner
As from 19:00 Joint evening activities
(movie nights, sports, parties, etc.)
19:30 - 21:30
self-study for learners of the higher grades
as from 20:00 - 23:00
Lights out - depending on age

Highlights


Active involvement of parents is important to us:
We meet every Monday with the parents for breakfast, our hostel parents’ representatives are very active and committed.

The DHPS hostel is also open on weekends.
Only about twice each term, the hostel is closed on weekends.

Boarding School Information

Learners can be accommodated at the hostel from Grade 1 until they finish Grade 12.

Please find the hostel fees and the hostel brochure here.

We will gladly assist you with questions or a site inspection, or with an introductory session.

Please do not hesitate to contact us - we look forward to meet you.
Your contact person(s)
Ulrike Behring

Ulrike Behring

DHPS - Boarding School

Tel: +264 (0)61 373 102

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