Organisational Matters

Structure & Organisation

The DHPS is the only German school abroad in Namibia and one of 135 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 1083 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 two international school leaving certificates:

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.

Cambridge International Examinations
In 2019 the DHPS introduced the Cambridge certificate for the English stream from Grade 10. In 2021 the first Cambridge IGCSE + AS-levels learners graduated.

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

Vice chair person, advisor personnel & AGDS/DKR - 2. Vorsitzender, Personalreferent, Vertreter AGDS/DKR

Karoline Schünemann

Karoline Schünemann

Advisor Boarding school - Referent Internat

Thorsten Mai

Thorsten Mai

Secretary, Advisor finances - Sekretär, Referent Finanzen

Roland Gerdes

Roland Gerdes

Advisor construction - Baureferent

Jürgen Cronjé

Jürgen Cronjé

Co-Advisor Personnel & Strategy - Ko-Referent Personal & Finanzen

Waldemar  von Lieres

Waldemar von Lieres

Co-Advisor Finances & Boarding school - Ko-Referent Finanzen & Internat

Bernd Esslinger

Bernd Esslinger

Co-advisor construction & AGDS/DKR - Ko-Referent Bau & Vertreter AGDS

Astrid Stritter

Astrid Stritter

Advisor Public Relations - Referentin Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

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)
Jörg Przybilla

Jörg Przybilla

Schulleiter - Principal

Tel: +264 (0)61 373 122

Carsten Osthus

Carsten Osthus

Stv. Schulleiter - Vice Principal

Tel: +264 (0)61 373 115

Carola  von Blottnitz

Carola von Blottnitz

2. stv. Schulleiterin - 2nd Vice Principal

Tel: +264 (0)61 373 137

Conni Hecht

Conni Hecht

Leitung der Klassen 1-4 - Head of grades 1-4

Tel: +264 (0)61 373 139

Dr. Joachim Prinz

Dr. Joachim Prinz

Leitung: deutschsprachige Mittelstufe - Head: German Junior Secondary Section

Tel: +264 (0)61 373 123

Xenia Pieterse

Xenia Pieterse

Cambridge - Koordinatorin / Coordinator

Tel: +264 (0)61 373 133

Petra  Jenner

Petra Jenner

PQM-Koordinatorin / Coordinator: School development

Tel: Tel: +264 (0)61 373 111

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)
Deborah Haindongo

Deborah Haindongo

Head of Administration - Verwaltungsleitung

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:

  • Payment options form
  • Completed registration form
  • Processing fee of N$ 500
  • Admission fee (see school fees)
  • Previous three year's reports
  • Vaccination reports
  • "Indemnity Form"
  • Recommendation form
  • Administration forms - Medications
  • 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 boarders, kindergarten- and pre-school kids.
The school kiosk offers a delicious lunch for all hungry learners, parents 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.

Pre-order your lunch now at the school kiosk - take-away or sit-in:
Order via phone, Whatsapp or E-Mail: 061-373 109 / 081-343 6424,
  • Please order before 10 a.m. for same-day orders.
  • Please pick up your take-away for 87 N$ from 12:00 at the DHPS school kiosk.
  • Sit-in lunch at the DHPS dining hall from 12:00 - 13:30. Please purchase your voucher for 87 N$ at the DHPS school kiosk in advance.

Find the current lunch menu here:
School kiosk offer:

Any questions or would you like to order “take aways” at the school kiosk?
Please contact the canteen-team at: Tel. +264 (0) 61 – 373 109

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!

Please find here the calendar for 2024:

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:
For our Junior & Senior Secondary School, we have the following vacancies:
From 2024/25…
  • Support teacher Dyslexia (OLK)
From 2025…
  • German, History, Maths, Physics, French, Art, Geography (OLK)

Haven´t found what you were looking for? Please do not hesitate to send us your unsolicited application to

For applicants outside Namibia, please find check list for applying for a Namibian Work Permit here.

DHPS Stellenanzeige: Assistenzkraft Kindergarten & Vorschule / DHPS Vacancy: Assistant kindergarten & pre-school teacher
DHPS Stellenanzeige: Verwaltungskraft Diagnose- & Förderzentrum / DHPS Vacancy: DHPS Support Centre Administration
Internship in teaching profession
  • We look forward to receive your application for an internship at the DHPS primary & secondary school from February 2025.
  • 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:
Internship at the Child & Youth Centre of the DHPS

  • We look forward to receive your application for an internship from February 2025.

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
  • Preparation of and assistance in the holiday programme

Please send inquiries and applications to the following address:
Internship at the DHPS boarding school
  • We look forward to receive your application for an internship from August 2025.

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:
Internship in the area of inclusion at the DHPS
  • We look forward to receive your application for an internship from February 2024.

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:
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.)

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