Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg is a
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in Hermannsburg,
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. It serves Grade levels RRRR (18 months) through Grade 12 (18 years). It was established in 1856, making it the oldest private school in the province. Hermannsburg has English as its main language of instruction, although it has an intense German language programme.
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, as a subject, is also offered in the school, as a second language alongside
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. Music and outdoor activities are other focus areas, besides the academic programme. The school offers boarding facilities, and day students from Greytown, away, and Kranskop, away may use a bus service provided by the school.


There are three boarding facilities in the school and they are available for students in Grades 8-12. The ''Männerheim'' serves boys in Grades 8-12. ''Mädchenheim'' serves girls in Grades 8 and 9, while ''Neues Mädchenheim'' serves girls in Grades 10–12. All the boarding establishments accommodate the scholars in shared rooms of 2 or 3 scholars per room. The primary school and kindergarten are separate from the High School. Both the junior school and the senior school have their own computer centres and libraries. The school has extensive sporting facilities, including a swimming pool, tennis/basketball courts, rugby, cricket, hockey and soccer fields as well as volleyball nets.


In 1965 it had 14 teachers and 307 students.



External links

Archived version of previous official website
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