Orientation Phase and Junior Secondary School (Deutsch als Muttersprache – DaM)
In Grades 5 and 6, DSJ learners undergo an Orientation Phase during which they are specifically prepared for the demands and challenges of Secondary School by highly committed German and South African teachers. The teachers pay particular attention to and support the aptitudes and abilities of the learners in order to encourage them to think and learn independently.
The Orientation Phase equips learners for the challenges of Secondary School from Grade 7 onwards.
Learners of the German stream are taught according to the Secondary School curriculum of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg.
The medium of instruction is predominantly German.