Career Guidance

Career Counselling / Guidance

The school has career counsellors available for learners who have questions or require more information on future studies in Germany and/or South Africa. The session normally includes aptitude tests, personality tests, giving guidance on subject choices, job shadowing, and bursary/scholarship info as well as providing information regarding tertiary studies.

Visit our career counsellors’ website to access information on some of the questions you might have if you are interested in pursuing studies in South Africa.

To make an appointment with the school career guidance counsellor

Career Indaba

Every second year, the DSK organises a Career Indaba to showcase a broad range of career options.


There are workshops, talks and one-on-one consultations with professional parents and alumni who make themselves available for questions regarding their line of work.  35 – 50 tertiary institutions present and offer information on further studies and career options. The Indaba is compulsory for all Grade 9 – 12 learners.



If you would like to support this event, either by assisting with the organisation or as a professional parent/ Alumnus, please contact teacher Nanette Olivier: 

University visits

High School learners visit both the university of Stellenbosch and Cape Town every second year (alternating with the Career Indaba). In addition to discussing admission requirements and admission procedures during the visit, the learners often get the opportunity to sit in on lectures and gain a first impression of university life.

Study trips to Germany

Every year in June a group of High School learners (Grade 10 – 12) travels to Germany on a study trip. The contact person for the German vocational guidance is Daniela Schleusener:

Virtual expos and open days

Tertiary institutions regularly email/share information on their virtual expos, open days, webinars and workshops with us.


For more information, use this online document to see what has been shared with DSK. Please return to this link regularly, as it gets updated often.


If anything interests you, we encourage you to attend these events.

Job shadowing dates/ info

Grade 8: One day job shadowing
18 – 22 October 2021


Grade 9: Social job shadowing project
18 – 22 October 2021


Grade 10: Job shadowing or community service
All Grade 10 learners have the opportunity to get a week’s practical experience in a career field of their choice or choose to do a set number of hours as community service. It is then followed by a formal assignment regarding their experience in their Life Orientation lessons.


Grade 12: Community service is a prerequisite for the Grade 12 LO Portfolio, Job shadowing is not.