teenagers and teachers, 5 schools, 6 days full of top sports performances,
touching moments within and across teams, and an amazing, welcoming atmosphere:
This is what the 18th Sports Olympiad of German Schools in Southern Africa from
11 – 16 March 2023 at the German School in Johannesburg (DSJ) was all about.
addition to the hosting school´s team, the sports teams of the German schools
in South Africa from Cape Town, Hermannsburg, Pretoria as well as the Deutsche
Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) took part in this major sports event.
moments, broken records and especially new friendships - in addition to the
social interaction, which always stood in the foreground, there was a healthy
DHPS team, consisting of learners from grade 7-12, showed some impressive
first competition day on 12 March 2023, all DHPS swimmers achieved medals and
even broke a number of records.
the athletic competitions on day 2, the Namibian teenagers again showed their
phenomenal talents and an extraordinary team spirit. DHPS ranked first in long
and high jump (competition group III) and the runners always achieved a place
on the podium.
ball games (basketball, volleyball, soccer and handball) on the 4th and 5th
competition days the DHPS players once again showed an astonishing presence on
the courts and fields.
these amazing sporty performances it was no surprise that the DHPS emerged as the winners in Swimming,
Athletics as well as Boys and Girls Basketball
award for the best athletes
Sports Olympiad 2023 also went to the DHPS:
proud of Nora Schlabitz (Grade 8, DHPS
who was chosen “Victrix
ludorum“ (best female athlete)
Krafft (Grade 11, DHPS Windhoek)
who was awarded the "Victor ludorum” (best sportsman)
to the two of you and your entire team on your incredible success!
more, we would like to thank our team´s sponsors, participating teachers,
parents and especially our hosts, the German International School Johannesburg.
You all significantly
contributed to the success of the 18th
Olympiad 2023 –the team efforts of the past days were extraordinary. THANK YOU!
Please find here the clip for this year´s opening ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk0Np1cCf80&t=48s