The first students were enrolled into the German School Windhoek (Deutsche
Schule Windhoek) in 1970. The first school year of the new German government
school began with 320 students, 13 teachers and Siegfried Wagner as
principal, ... and flooding. On the Wednesday night 90 millimetres rain
was measured at the new government school in Neserstreet; resulting
in the flooding of the lower-lying classrooms.
Because the parents of the new school would only decide on a school
uniform later in the year, children came to school without uniforms.
All subjects were taught in German, and from Grade 2 up English was
taught as a second language. In Grade 5 Afrikaans was added to this.
Since Namibian Independence English and German have been taught parallel
to each other and the school name has changed to Delta School Windhoek.
Today the Primary school has 590 students, from which roughly 40 % are non-German speaking. Every grade consists of three classes
(2 German and 1 English) up to Grade 4. From Grade 5 onwards the students
are integrated and the lessons are presented primarily in English. German-speaking
students still take German as a mother tongue, while the other children
take it as a foreign language subject. The staff of the school is made
up of 28 teachers, 2 secretaries, 1 caretaker, and 7 workers.
All the teachers teach between 34 and
39 lessons a week. In the afternoons, between 16h00 and 17h30, the teachers
offer extra-mural activities, at which students are allowed to take