Organisational Matters

Structure & Organisation

The DHPS is the only German school abroad in Namibia and one of more than 140 German schools worldwide. As an integrated school of encounter the DHPS offers a learning atmosphere which encourages children and young people of different cultural backgrounds and with different mother-tongues to cooperate and celebrate together and to respect other lifestyles.

Another objective of the DHPS is the promotion of the German language and to equip our learners – from kindergarten up to Grade 12 – with excellent education and perfect language skills. Not only German mother tongue children are educated at the DHPS, our learners speak English, French, Russian, Dutch, Spanish, Afrikaans, Oshivambo, Nama, Damara, Otjiherero, Rukwangali and many other languages at home.

Today the DHPS is one of the leading international schools in Namibia.

Our students: Currently 1150 children and young people are enrolled in the DHPS, from the baby group up to our Grade 12s.

Our teachers: Qualified teachers from Germany and Namibia educate and guide our learners.

School leaving certificates:

The DHPS offers students the possibility to choose between an international and a Namibian school leaving certificate:

German International Abitur (DIA)
After 12 years of school the learners can obtain the German International Abitur, a worldwide recognized international school leaving certificate which serves as an entrance to all the universities around the globe.

Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC)

Alternatively, we offer the Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate to our students the offer to obtain which is an entrance condition for the Namibian and South African universities.


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The School Board

The School Board

The school board of the DHPS, Deutscher Schulverein Windhoek (1949), is the managing body of the school.

Our Board members, consisting of DHPS parents, are among others topics responsible for strategic decisions, construction matters and the overall school budget. Focus is on close cooperation and active interaction with school management, the administration department and the heads of divisions, as well as with educators, parents’ representatives and learners’ representatives.

Do you consider having your name put up for the next school board elections?
Contact us - we look forward to your participation.


Members of the Executive Board

Your contact person(s)
Heilke Daun

Heilke Daun

Chairlady, advisor strategy - Vorsitzende, Referentin Strategie

Wolf-Dieter Wohlers

Wolf-Dieter Wohlers

Advisor personnel, Advisor AGDS/DKR - Personalreferent, Vertreter AGDS/Kulturrat

Conville Britz

Conville Britz

Advisor finances , secretary - Finanzreferent, Sekretär

Karin Metzger

Karin Metzger

Advisor Boarding school & Child + Youth Centre - Referentin Internat & Kinder- + Jugendzentrum

Niko Brückner

Niko Brückner

Vice chairman, construction advisor - 2. Vorsitzender, Baureferent

Barbara Erdt

Barbara Erdt

Co-advisor PR, Co-advisor construction - Ko-Referentin Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Ko-Referentin Baufragen

Brigitte Weichert

Brigitte Weichert

Co-advisor finances - Ko-Referentin Finanzen

Hubertus Hamm

Hubertus Hamm

Co-advisor personnel, strategy advisor - Ko-Referent Personal, Referent Strategie

Manini Kandume

Manini Kandume

Advisor PR, Alumni, Sponsoring - Referentin Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Alumni, Sponsoren

School Management

School Management

Each good school is led by personalities who promote it.

Get to know the school management - our DHPS - "leaders":
Your contact person(s)
Carola Bloch von Blottnitz

Carola Bloch von Blottnitz

Head: English Junior Secondary Section

Dr Martina Gohr

Dr Martina Gohr

Coordinator: School development

Dr Ute Krause

Dr Ute Krause

DIAP-coordinator

Marietta Hennes

Marietta Hennes

NSSC-coordinator

Marion Krooß

Marion Krooß

DaF-coordinator

Rainer Otte

Rainer Otte

Head: German Junior Secondary Section

Kristin Eichholz

Kristin Eichholz

Principal

Carsten Osthus

Carsten Osthus

Vice Principal

Verena Dahmen

Verena Dahmen

Head of Grades 1-4

School Administration

School Administration

Lessons naturally are the core-activity of a school!

But in order to have lessons and many other things run smoothly at the DHPS, the administration team of the DHPS provides important support behind the scenes:
Please do not hesitate to approach us, we will gladly assist all teachers, staff, learners, parents, interested persons, as well as the school board and external requests.

Opening hours: Administration department

morning afternoon
Mo 6h45 - 13h30 13h30 - 16h00
Tues/Fr 6h45 - 13h30 Closed

We are available telephonically on Monday-Friday from 7h00 to 16h00:
Tel. +264 (0) 61 – 373 145

Your contact person(s)
Karl Stigler

Karl Stigler

Head of Administration

Admission & Fees

We are aware of the fact, that choosing the right school is an important decision - both for your child and for you.

It is, therefore, important to us and to our educational Heads of Departments, to provide advice in a personal interview and invite you to a school tour to give you insight into school life at DHPS.

You have already decided on the DHPS? We look forward to welcome you!

Please find everything you will need here:

For more information on our departments:

School fees:

Forms and information:

A complete application must include:

  • Completed registration form
  • Processing fee of N$ 500 (2017)
  • Previous three year's reports
  • Vaccination reports
  • "Indemnity Form"
  • Recommendation form
  • Payment options form
  • Copies of ID/Passport/(if applicable study permit)
  • Birth certificate
  • For guardians: a clearance certificate

Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu

Our school canteen provides hot meals for our hostel learners, kindergarten- and pre-school kids. However, by prior arrangement all learners are welcome to have a meal at the school kiosk for a fee of 50N$.

The school kiosk offers a delicious lunch for all hungry learners and staff members from Monday to Friday.
Even during break time our learners can regain their strength with healthy mueslis, fresh fruit, Brezels, sandwiches and soft drinks at the tug shop.

Find the current menu here:


Did you know that you can order “take aways” at the school-canteen?
Please contact the canteen-team at: Tel. +264 (0) 61 – 373 109

DHPS - Dress Code

DHPS - Dress Code

As for all Namibian schools, it is compulsory for DHPS learners from Grade 1 onwards to wear the DHPS school uniform.

We look forward to welcome you at our school shop:
  • Monday - Thursday: 06:45 - 07:30 and 11:30 - 13:30
  • Friday: 06:45 - 07:30 and 11:30 - 13:00
  • Last day of month: closed

Find information on the complete DHPS-dress code here:

School uniform
School uniform prices

School Calendar

School Calendar

We have pleasure in learning together, to devote ourselves to exciting projects and sports competitions and to celebrate with each other.

Keep updated on current school events - our school calendar provides an overview!

From time to time learners will have to attend school on Saturdays. Information on compulsory school days and much needed holidays is provided in the Holidays-& Lesson schedule 2017

Vacancies & Internships

Vacancies & Internships

"Getting together is a start. Sticking together is progress. Working together is success." (Henry Ford)

To enhance our dedicated DHPS-team we constantly look for new colleagues.

Whether as a teacher, educator, administration employee or intern – there are diverse, varied and multi-cultural tasks and possibilities at a German school abroad.

Maybe there is something for you?
You would like to work with us? Please find our employment opportunities here.

Please do not hesitate to also send us your unsolicited application to hr@dhps-windhoek.com.
Title:
Vorschule: AssistentIn ErzieherIn - Pre-school: Assistant Educator
Title:
Kindergarten: ErzieherIn - Educator
Internship in teaching profession
  • Please note: All vacancies are currently occupied!
  • Applications for September 2018 are welcome
  • Internship period: 6-12 months

What would we expect from you:

  • Applicants should already have started with their teaching studies and ideally have gained their first practical experience in lesson preparation and design.
  • Generally, all students with any subject combination can apply.
  • For an internship in the secondary level, sound English reading and writing skills are required.
  • Please remember: at the DHPS, subjects like chemistry, biology, mathematics are taught in English as from grade 10.
  • Voluntary practicals are possible before the internship.
  • Accommodation is provided by the school: meals and accommodation free of charge during school time.
Please send a complete written application with details on your studies and current level of education to: praktikum@dhps-windhoek.com
Internship at the Child & Youth Centre of the DHPS
  • As from February 2018 we are looking for dedicated interns for our Child & Youth Centre
  • Internship period: From 1 February 2018, for 6-12 months

Information on an internship at the DHPS Child & Youth Centre

Type of internship:
  • Voluntary internship
  • Recognition year (educator studies, etc.)
Internship period:
  • 6-12 months
  • Start of internship: 1 February or 1 August
Area of employment:
  • Supervision and support of children in the afternoon
  • Lunch with the children
  • Planning and implementation of leisure activities
  • Homework supervision and -support
  • Planning of the holiday programme
  • Assistance in communication with parents

Please send inquiries and applications to the following address: praktikum@dhps-windhoek.com
Internship at the DHPS boarding school
  • As from February 2018 we are looking for dedicated interns for our boarding school
  • Internship period: as from February 2018, for 6-12 months

Information on the DHPS boarding school:

Type of internship:
  • Voluntary internship
  • Compulsory internship for social professions (preferably educators/ social pedagogy)
Internship period:
  • 6 or 12 months
  • Start of internship: 1 February or 1 August
Area of employment:
  • Supervision and support of learners at the boarding school, especially in the educational and social areas
  • Support of learners in achieving their educational goals, e.g.
  • homework supervision
  • Guidance of boarding school learners with regard to development
  • Support in development of motor skills especially with regard to active physical movement
Please send inquiries and applications to the following address: praktikum@dhps-windhoek.com
Internship: DHPS language promotion
  • Please note, that all vacancies are already occupied until July 2018.
  • We are now accepting applications for the period as from August 2018.

Information on language promotion at the DHPS:

Namibia is a country characterised by multilingualism and a wide variety of cultures. The DHPS, as a German school abroad, therefore promotes German as foreign-, or second-/third- or fourth language and particularly as a mother tongue. Promotion in single- and/or group settings starts in kindergarten and is continued especially in pre-school and the primary section. Acquisition of written language in grade 1 poses a particular challenge on learners, who do not grow up in a German environment. In this regard, language promotion also faces special requirements.

What we expect from you:
  • We are looking for committed students/graduates, preferably of the elementary school sector, ideally with DaF/DiDaZ.
  • Preferably, but not a prerequisite, practical experience in the work with the language promotion programme KonLab.

Internship in language promotion:
Type of internship:
  • Voluntary internship
  • Internship period: 6 or 12 months
  • Start of internship: 1 February or 1 August
Area of employment:
  • Language promotion in the DaF and DiDaZ section of the kindergarten, pre-school and grades 1 and 2
  • Support in daily routine and in special events, like celebrations and excursions
  • Participation and co-responsibility in designing the afternoon- and holiday programme

Please send inquiries and applications to the following address: praktikum@dhps-windhoek.com
Internship in the area of inclusion at the DHPS
  • We are now accepting applications for the period as from March 2018 in the inclusion section.
Information on inclusion at the DHPS:
Our school is a German-Namibian school of encounter. Therefore not only multilingualism and a great variety of cultures are in focus, but also the topic of inclusion is important to us. The DHPS as a German school abroad thus encourages e.g. so-called learning-companionship.

The tasks include:
  • Accompanying learners during the lessons in the main subjects
  • Assistance in copying from the Smart board and composing own texts
  • Assistance in completion of tasks during lessons
What we expect from you:
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for working with children • Patience and empathy
  • German at a native speaker level, good English skills are an advantage
Internship in inclusion:
  • Type of internship: Voluntary internship
  • Internship period: 6 - 12 months
  • Start of internship: 1 February or 1 August
Area of employment:
  • Internship in the field of inclusion
  • Support in daily routine and in the classroom
Please send inquiries and applications to the following address: praktikum@dhps-windhoek.com
First of all we would like to compliment you on your application or your internship at the DHPS Windhoek.

This guideline helps you to plan your stay in Namibia and to make the first steps in this beautiful country a bit easier.
(This guideline has been written from interns for interns.)

Guideline for interns at DHPS

Important information on visa application
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