School gets excellency stamp

At the beginning of the year, three inspectors from the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA) and the Conference of the Ministers of Education (KMK) visited the German International School Cape Town (DSK), for the “BLI inspection” which is a quality assurance programme.

Once again, the DSK achieved the “Excellent German School Abroad” quality seal of approval. The school has not only been able to better the result of the last inspection five years ago – it is one of the best inspection results ever achieved worldwide.

Chief inspector, Sandra Luthe, attested “the quality of work done at the DSK is outstanding on a national and international level.” The inspectors looked intensively at “results and achievements of the school”, “learning culture and quality of teaching and learning process”, “school culture”, “school management and school administration” and “teacher professionalism and personnel development”.

They sat in on 59 lessons and conducted interviews with school management, the school board, parents, pupils and the bursar over the course of the week. The high academic level at the school paired with numerous support programmes and extramural offerings, were labelled as “impressive”. The extraordinary co-operation within the school community also stood out.

The DSK proudly received this award handed over by the German Consul General in Cape Town, Matthias Hansen, and signed by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, during a festive assembly on October 9.