Our school is not only a place of learning, but also a place for
living, where your child should feel comfortable - therefore we attach great
importance to a wide-ranging afternoon offer and positive social interaction.
Our teachers and parents dedicate themselves beyond regular school
lessons to enable an interesting, varied program at the DHPS.
From exiting extra-mural activities, to social commitment and career guidance - Explore the active DHPS school life: Our school is a
place of encounter, where learning and living takes place on many different
Excursion & Adventures
Learning by Doing - Hello Adventure!
Namibia is widely known for its vastness and contrasts: During exciting and informative DHPS outings our learners regularly experience the diversity of our nature and the extensive possibilities for exploration and learning in the Namibian wilderness.
Our Grade 6 learners have the chance to experience the Namibian desert up close.
Solar cookers, Water rations, "toktokkies", sleeping under the Namibian starry sky and looking for scorpions - these are the highlights of the Grade 6´s excursion to NaDEET, the Namibian Environmental Education Trust.
- In addition to the biology curriculum and accompanied by their biology teachers, the kids learn about the surprises the Namib desert has to offer and how remarkably flora and fauna have adapted to these arid conditions.
- Recycle, Reduce, Reuse – that´s the excursion´s main theme where it is all about producing fuel briquettes from old newspapers, preparing meals on solar cookers and why it is important to ration water.
- Of course learning should also be fun: Although the Grades 6 enjoy the educating projects with the NaDEET-nature conservationists to the fullest, they are absolutely thrilled with sandboarding and playing together.
Obstacle and adventure courses, teamwork and survival training: For four days our Grade 8s get the chance to experience what team spirit really is about.
- The learners are grouped and equipped with maps, compass, sleeping bags and supplies and have to find the rest of the way to farm "Blumfelde" on their own.
- Once there, again priority is given to TEAMWORK: During Mini Olympics, adventure and obstacle courses it is all about going beyond personal borders but also helping, supporting and encouraging others.
Canoeing on the great Orange River in Southern Namibia
is more than just a river trip! Our Grade 10 learners get to experience great exercise on the waters, the starlit African sky and the breath-taking Richtersveld
National Park on the boarder to South Africa.
Under the guidance of experienced and qualified staff they enjoy an adventure not easily matched. In addition to campfires and great company it is once again all about team work, spirit and a great sense of community.
Within the exam preparations of the DIAP Biology course in Grade 11 our "almost graduates" visit the desert research foundation in Gobabeb.
Our experiences in Gobabeb 2016
- Biology up close: The students learn and elaborate in groups and with the help of nature conservationists and biology teachers about the eco systems in the Namibian desert.
When taking a closer look at Namibia’s educational environment it becomes evident: This is no mainstream subject. At the DHPS, besides academic education, emphasis is put on developing craft-skills and -abilities. Technical Skills is offered as a subject, comprising metal-, wood-, textile work as well as pottery.
Textile lessons strengthen our learners´ technical expertise, design skills and to work independently.
Thanks to the Alumni Association´s donation of the sewing machines in 2015, our learners from Grade 5 can create great textile artwork.
Sawing, hammering, grinding, welding - things are getting lively during the DHPS technical classes:
Handicraft skills and basic concepts of materials and tools are taught in wood and metal works. The pupils learn to work independently, to develop innovative solutions and to work precisely and be creative at the same time.
Im Keramikunterricht erlernen die SchülerInnen den Umgang mit Ton, die grundlegenden Handtechniken des Töpferns und das Glasieren der selbst hergestellten Werkstücke. Gefördert werden dabei insbesondere die feinmotorischen, praktischen, gestalterischen und ästhetischen Fertigkeiten unserer SchülerInnen.
For all children who cannot be picked up directly after school, a so-called waiting class is available, which is part of our supervision offer.
Obligatory waiting class supervision is offered to Grade 1-6 children after their lessons and is open from 11:35 until 13h10.
They can conveniently stay at the facilities of the DHPS campus together with other children, where they have the opportunity to do their homework, learn and spend quality time.
This is also a chance to meet children from other classes and to enjoy a pleasant time together. Here children can optimally use the remaining time after a busy morning until they are picked up and establish bonds with each other.
Please find here the rules
of the DHPS-Waiting class and everything you need to know about us
Theater Group and Tech-Crew
Building self-confidence and character - also back-stage
Fun and “human self-reflection” (Novalis)
Acting in a theater play means to take a stand, to occupy a position. For a holistic educational approach, School Theater is an excellent opportunity to perceive young people from head to toe and to enable them to take a new look at themselves and the world and explore actively. It is a way to encourage learners to confidently find and fill their personal place in life in the world later.
In addition, play-acting provides an opportunity for encounter: between different cultures and grades - all within a casual, free atmosphere, where language is “learned by doing”.Overview of past and future DHPS theatre productions:"Once upon a time there was... or was there not?", 2017"Ms Müller must go!", 2017“The secret life of pirates”, 2016“Oh, Ballade!”, 2016“The Good Person of Szechwan” (Bertolt Brecht), 2015
“Dance of Vampires”, 2013
“Spot-on” with the Technics-team: Lighting-, sound, and event-technology
High-quality events not only need to be well-planned on stage, but the lightning-, sound- and event-technology also plays a major role backstage.
Our technics - team offers learners extensive training and is responsible for organizing everything which is required for a successful event, a concert, a theater play ore our regular assemblies.
Brass Band & Music
Welcome to the musical world of the DHPS
From choir, orchestra, big band or the only brass class in Southern Africa - the DHPS has much to offer not only in the academic, sporting or social field, but is also very active in music.
Our DHPS brass class is certainly one of the best ways to teach and learn music. By the combination of orchestral and instrumental lessons, learners learn to play an orchestral wind instrument and also gain first impressions of being part of an orchestra.
The groups present the results of their work during joint school concerts and they also participate in school, internal and external events, thereby representing the DHPS in public.
Particular highlights are musical performances and participation in the orchestra workshop of the German schools in Southern Africa.
The best part for all groups is the joy in playing together and in a successful concert.
Strengthen the personality, cope with difficult phases in life, and motivate a positive life conduct - these are the goals of our drug prevention.
The DHPS consciously sees this as their longterm health promotion as from an early age: During events, campaign days and lessons, age-appropriate information on the topic of addiction prevention is mediated, jointly developed in a multidisciplinary way and presented.
Please contact us for insights on current projects and events of the DHPS-drug prevention:
With the qualifications acquired at the DHPS, the world is literally open for our alumni.
The study- and vocational guidance at the DHPS prepares you optimally for training, studies or a career in Namibia or abroad and provides advice and support for you and your parents.
Whether life takes you to Germany, Europe, South Africa or Namibia with your DIAP or NSSC - all important information, events and contact persons are provided here.
- Career's Day
Information on foreign certificates required for admission at a specific university.
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|Hochschulstart (medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, dentistry)
||Hochschulstart.de, the application portal of the foundation for Higher Education Admission, the successor to the Central Office for Allocation of Study Places (ZVS), supports learners when applying in a specific study field.
|Self-test for study orientation
||A 20 minute free-of-charge online test at was-studiere-ich.de to determine which field of studies or what profession is best suited to meet personal preferences.
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|Advisory tool for prospective students
||Extensive , sophisticated, free test for personal talents and strengths. Two sections: Career and studies evaluation results within a few minutes. Duration about 2 hours.
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Federal agency for work
Comprehensive information on job market, education and studies is available at the following databases:
Abi.de: Guidance and decision support for studies and career. Very recommendable study choice test (duration about 60-90 minutes).
Choice of studies For orientation on study courses and vocational training.
CareersNet: with thousands of detailed job descriptions, e.g. enter keyword “Biology” to inquire on subject-related careers - valuable information is also provided.
KursNet: Search for school education and study courses.
Career Planet: Application exercise and career choice for junior secondary learners.
Profession TV: Movies on all popular professions.
Professional training calculator: This calculation program assists you to find out whether you are entitled to financial study support.
Job Market: Up-to-date information on contact data of training institutions.
Comprehensive information on job market,
education and studies is available at the following databases:
Guidance and decision support for studies and career. Very recommendable
study choice test
(duration about 60-90 minutes).
For orientation on study courses and vocational training.
with thousands of detailed job descriptions, e.g. enter keyword “Biology” to
inquire on subject-related careers - valuable information is also provided.
Search for school education and study courses.
Application exercise and career choice for junior secondary learners.
Movies on all popular professions.
: This calculation program assists you to find
out whether you are entitled to financial study support.
Up-to-date information on contact data of training institutions.
Information on suitable studies, school,
training and language courses.
Recent articles and contributions on
issues of career and study choice for Abitur-graduates.
Recent articles and reviews for study-
and career-start for secondary section learners.
German Academic Exchange Service:
database and links to many universities throughout Europe, USA, Canada,
Australia, Japan and many other countries;
information on scholarships.
: links to German universities, info on
current developments at German universities.
- and German visitors’ service,
work camps, voluntary year in Europe.
Federal Ministry of Labour.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
Chamber of Trade; information on
Information about the Federal Training
Assistance Act (
scholarship - Bafög)
- governmental study and training support.
Information on (university) scholarships
of German foundations
Information on German civil service.
Information on internships and training
worldwide, especially for students and professionals, jobs and long-term
occupation in development assistance.
Information on a voluntary social year
Voluntary ecological year
Apartment classifieds offers a special a
particularly interesting category for students and young adults: Flat-sharing
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numerous single- and multi-bedroom apartments.
The library is available free of charge to all DHPS learners and employees.
The library team, a qualified school librarian and an assistant, ensure professional advice to the visitors.
In addition to usual librarian tasks, special focus lies on supporting learners with their Internet- or project-related researches.
At the DHPS library, ample space is provided to read and learn and the computer-, group-, and quiet working zones are perfectly adapted to the needs of our younger and older learners.
The DHPS library material consists of the following:
Library opening hours:
- The school library offers an extensive range of reading- and learning-materials and is open during school-time and in the afternoons.
- The teacher library comprises 3000 media which are available to DHPS teachers.
- The third section, the so-called “free teaching aids” comprises text books for lessons and reading material for language lessons (in class sets).
+++ Please note: amended opening hours of the DHPS library from 13 - 17 August 2018 +++
Monday - Thursday
06h50 - 13h20 and 14h00 - 16h00
06h50 - 12h30
For further information please feel free to contact:
- Monday, 13/8/ – Wednesday, 15/8/2018: 07h10 -15h00
- Thursday, 16/8/2018: 07h10 – 12h00
- Friday, 17/8/2018: closed