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Ages 6 to 18

German International School Cape Town

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CurriculumsGerman and South African
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): R 58,300
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: R 58,300
Address: 28 Bay View, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Important notes about this school

The school offers German and English stream.
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Number of students

850

Most common nationality

German

Ratio of local students to international students

42% South African : 48% German : 10% international

Max. number of students per class

Grades 1-4: 24
Grades 5-12: 26

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Afrikaans, isiXhosa, French

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are fitted with interactive Smartboards. iPads are also utilised
during lessons while laptops and computers are freely available to all learners in
the school's modern, two-storey multi-media library.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

External examinations or assessments available

The National Senior Certificate (NSC, South African qualification) and the German Language Diploma at level B2/C1 or the Combined Qualification with the NSC and the German International Abitur.

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

8:00

School finish time

15:50

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Soccer, handball, swimming, tennis, dragon boating, volleyball, basketball, hockey, golf, gymnastics, cross country, table tennis, karate, yoga, ballet, modern dancing, debating, Marimba band, chess, Math, Science, piano, wide variety of instruments.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Ball sports pitch, mini football fields, multi-purpose sports field, swimming pool, sports hall, playground, 2 tennis courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

German International School is a bilingual German International School offering both South African and German university entrance qualifications.
At the German International School Cape Town you will encounter a European, cosmopolitan culture and the most important language in Europe: German.
GIS teaches German mother-tongue learners from Grades 1 - 12 as well as English-speaking learners from Grades 5 - 12 respectively.

Teaching approach of the school

GIS empowers its learners according to the German philosophy of education which emphasises independent and critical thinking, problem-solving and autonomous learning. GIS encourages its learners to take initiative, to collaborate and adapt confidently to changing circumstances.

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