Early morning visitors at Schulfest were greeted by warm sunshine and a festive ‘Gemütlichkeit’.
The Primary School choir entertained the audience with superbly-delivered musical puns at the Schulfest Vorspiel.
The U13 Umzinyathi team, captained by our own Julian Königkrämer (fourth from left, standing).
The successful U13 girls’ hockey team.
Four of our Primary School hockey players, looking forward to their participation in Umzinyathi teams.
The Hermannsburg ‘Little Oaks’ enjoyed their fascinating visit to the Umvoti Fire & Rescue station.
Hermannsburg musical achievers Rhonda Christiansen, Philip Lütge, Elisabeth Tönsing, Meike Meyer, Ntokozo Zondi, Nonjabulo Khoza, Jordan Pope, Christel Brüggemann, Stephanie Meyer, Lydia Köhne and Clara Kohrs with our head of music, Ms Chelsea Simmonds.
Young and old, two-wheeled and four-wheeled, they all came to Hermannsburg to enjoy the second annual fun ride at the end of April.
‘Little Oaks’ Zaid Mia, Benjamin Yilmaz, Ayabonga Cele and Aphelele Mabaso learning about vegetables on Mr Kassier’s farm.
Jutta Scherer and Dietmar Moll, who once again accompanied the Germany Exchange Programme scholars from HAP Grieshaber Gymnasium in Reutlingen, handed over a generous donation on behalf of the German ‘GEP parents’ of 2016, to acting principal Lothar Witthöft. Our sincere thanks to the parents!
Angelika Meyer (vice-captain U16), Awande Mbuli (captain U14) and Nqobile Sithole were all selected to play for Umzinyathi hockey teams.
Uta Malzahn and Pavini Chetty with Heather Drage at the ‘Reading for Meaning’ workshop.
Hermannsburg scholars Enoch Mnikati, Ayabonga Dlamini, Jemma Hayward, Amy Whittle and Erin Whittle with Ivan Zimmerman at St Cathryn’s after his inspirational talk.
The Germany Exchange Programme visitors and their Hermannsburg partners broke for an al fresco lunch during their trip to Weenen Game Reserve.
Mrs Olivier relating some of Weenen’s history to the Germany Exchange Programme group at Weenen Game Reserve.
Some of our Primary School scholars enjoying their fascinating trip the the Bird of Prey Sanctuary outside Pietermaritzburg during their field trips at the end of the first term.
The Hermannsburg ‘Little Oaks’ with the Germany Exchange Programme visitors in the Kindergarten.
Some of the ‘Red Group’ (Grade R class) with their precious eggs at Hermannsburg.
Members of the Hermannsburg Nature Club with a tumble weed, in the ‘flower patch’ they help to conserve.
The Hermannsburg Little Oaks were enthused by the simple lyrics and catchy melodies during Mrs Martina Scharz’s interactive learning concert, sponsored by the Goethe Institute.
Mr Mike Terry with a group of scholars at the ‘flower patch’ to help clear away alien invader plants, and to see the variety of (some rare) plants that grow in this conservation area.
The Hermannsburg Grade 1 to 6 scholars visited uShaka Marine World and were fascinated by the penguins, before going on to the dolphinarium and other displays.
Mrs Uta Malzahn and Mrs Olive Surendorff with TV presenter Derek Watts at an Early Childhood Development Conference.
The High School with the group flags, about to leave from Darkest Africa.
The Grade 7s at Sea Point on their Cape Town tour.
Healthy eyes are very precious - eye tests in the Kindergarten.
Learning about the geography of ‘Darkest Africa’ from Mr Kevin Cockburn.
Hermannsburg swimmers braved the cold, wet conditions and enjoyed the E-Gala at Epworth last week.
Liam Uys and James Waller slip past a defender in their soccer match against Deutsche Schule Durban during the weekend’s Mini-Olympiade.
‘Fasching’ is the ages-old, traditional German ‘carnival’, and 27 February is the main celebration day. Our Scholars, including those of the Primary School (pictured), all dressed up for the occasion.
The Hermannsburg Little Oaks enjoyed their Karnival experience, dressing up for the occasion.
‘Little Oaks’ Daanyaal Hoosen, Lethokuhle Ngwenya and Lathitha Mbatha selling cakes at last week’s sale.
One of our elective afternoon activities is pottery - Dasha Mohlala, Jessica Bam, Carmen Naidoo, Kirsten Ortmann, Michelle Dukhi, Kristen Bam and Nqobile Sithole have started learning the art.
The Hermannsburg Little Oaks were most impressed by the visit from Dr Powell, all about daily hygiene and diet.
The age group champions, victors and victrixes with their certificates and trophies after the Inter-house swimming gala.
Julian Königkrämer, Liam Uys and Siena Kimble, holding the Hermannsburg Mudman Primary Schools’ Challenge trophy which they won.
Our 1st XI celebrating their win against Wembley College.
Mudskippers Mikayla Königkrämer, Lethokuhle Ngwenya und Amila Nhlumayo pose before heading off to their Mudkskipper event.
The HMB Trust Team with their prize at Saturday’s aQuellé Hermannsburg Mudman.
Our winning Primary School Team with their prize at Saturday’s aQuellé Hermannsburg Mudman.
The High School scholars got stuck in to clear the weed from our dam in preparation for Mudman on Saturday, 4 February.
The Grade RR’s at the Little Oaks Kindergarten proudly showing off their C’s.
Ms van der Merwe, Luke Hayward, Hugh Bouwer, Jordan Pope, Meike Meyer, Michelle van Rooyen, Christel Brüggemann, Chantal Jonker, Sven Klar and Mr Witthöft discuss the year ahead at the prefect’s camp.
Archery at the bonding camp for the Grade 8s.
The Grade 8s about to set off for Glenrock on their bonding camp.
The aQuellé Hermannsburg Mudman will set off on Saturday, 4 February 2017.
The Grade 8s spent time with their Grade 12 buddies on 18 January.
Our Little Oaks displaying the Hermannsburg Mudman banner, inviting you to compete in this year’s Mudman events on 4 February.
The eager new Grade 1s with their ‘Zuckertüten’ - a traditional German welcoming gift of sweet things - after the opening devotion and assembly on Monday, 16 January.
Hermannsburg scholars and Old Scholars at Rüstwoche, held at the beginning of the December holidays.
Primary School award-winners at the recent awards ceremony.
Little Oaks Silethelwe Mkhize, Alwande Ndlovu, Benjamin Yilmaz, Andrea Townsend post their letters to Father Christmas.
Tophy and scholarship winners at the High School Awards Ceremony.
Winners of certificates and other awards at the High School Awards Ceremony.
Guest speaker Senta Duffield with Principal, Mr Martin Marx, and the head prefects for 2017, Christel Brüggemann and Hugh Bouwer, at the recent High School awards ceremony.
Some of our Primary School scholars with the aid-packets they prepared for the children at the Umvoti Aids Centre.
A group of our younger birders search the trees under the guiding hand of Mr Mike Terry on Birding Big Day.
Prince Charming wakes Sleeping Beauty while the fairies look on.
Our graduating Grade R’s with their teacher, and head of the Little Oaks Kindergarten, Uta Malzahn.
Julian Königkrämer (U10) did very well at the inter-provincial athletics championships in the U11 hurdles event.
Little Oaks Alwande Ndlovu, Ayavuya Ndulini, Daniella Gevers, Nokukhanya Sidu and Mikayla Königkrämer with their teacher, Ms Reineke, and Father Christmas.
The Hermannsburg Little Oaks with their teachers, setting off on the tractor ride to find Father Christmas.
Emma Reibeling, Akhiwe Sidu, Lwandiswa Masondo, Shineroop Singh and Jona Risch practising their German with their finger-puppets.
Jessica Bam, Kirsten Ortmann, Lydia Köhne, Abigail Dukhi and Anna Kremnitzer getting rid of thistles as the Grade 9s cleaned up some of our wetland.
Ayabonga Dlamini, Mufhiwa Magoro, Erin and Amy Whittle, Tegan Waller, Nqobile Sithole, Amanda Sidu and Kirsten Rabe celebrated their confirmation at the Peter-Paul church, Hermannsburg.
Members of the Orange Group testing out their hypotheses on what will float, and what won’t at the Hermannsburg Kindergarten.
Chantal Jonker, Nonjabulo Khoza, Millisoa Mavie, Sinqobile Mbambo, Sinqobile Mngoma, Ntandoyenkosi Mpungose and Thuraiya Yusouff have been selected for the KZN Midlands Youth Choir.
Congratulations to our newly-elected prefects for 2017: Hugh Bouwer, Christel Brüggemann, Luke Hayward, Chantal Jonker, Sven Klar, Meike Meyer, Jordan Pope and Michelle van Rooyen.
The Primary School participated enthusiastically in our cancer awareness drive last Wednesday.
Our scholars lining up to get their hair sprayed pink in support of cancer awareness last week.
The Class of 2016 with their partners at the Bollywood-themed Hermannsburg matric dance last Saturday.
Tabea Röhrs, Dux of Hermannsburg for 2016, with her proud parents, Pastors Petra and Victor Röhrs of the Lutheran Church in Pietermaritzburg.
Tabea Röhrs being congratulated by Pastor Chris Johannes, representing the Deutsche Kulturrad (German Cultural Council) of KZN at the Hermannsburg awards ceremony.
Imke Marx, winner of the Matric Trophy and Ernst Schütze Trophy with her parents, Martin and Pikkie Marx of Hermannsburg.
This year's Grade 12 prize-winners at the Hermannsburg awards ceremony last Friday.
Emma Reibeling, Jona Risch, Naseeha Randera, Daniel Surendorff and Daanyaal Hoosen with their hand-crafted pots.
Running for the base in mother-daughter softball at the fun day.
Focus as the dads took on the lads after the fun walk.
The gentle stroll through the forests during the Family Fun Day at Hermannsburg involved whole families and raised an appreciation for our beautiful surroundings.
While most walked, the enthusiasts ran the 5 or 10 km through the forests on Hermannsburg's Family Fun Day last Saturday.
Gathering at the start of the Fun Walk.
Little ladies from the Primary School and Kindergarten had loads of fun, dressing up and dancing with their moms.
Ladies of all ages enjoyed the opportunity to learn new dances at Hermannsburg, led by Tina James of ‘Dancing Divas’.
Mrs Stella Cockburn and Pastor René Risch helping the Grade 10 class to present a classic German poem to the rest of the High School during the German Week celebrations.
Daniel Surendorff, Cayde Korving, Kai von Fintel and Ross Townsend playing and learning with their blocks.
Ntandoyenkosi Mpungose, Millisoa Mavie, Thuraiya Yusouff, Nondumiso Dlamini, Lihle Nyirenda and Sinqobile Mngoma dressed up for the Speech & Drama Festival, held at Hermannsburg before the holidays.
Moms and teachers with the Little Oaks, celebrating Heritage Day last week.
Moms and teachers came to school in traditional dress for the Heritage Day celebrations at our Little Oaks Kindergarten.
Overall winners S Mairee and D Fourie received the floating trophy from M Marx, principal of Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg, at the weekend's HMB Golf Day.
‘The Bro-ties’ entertained the audience with several songs at the recent Supper Theatre in Hermannsburg.
Badger and his henchmen interrogate the queen of the bees, anxious to secure the entire year’s supply of honey for themselves.
The Grade R class opened the Primary School’s performance of ‘Where’s the Honey?’
Little Oaks Emma Reibeling, Akhiwe Sidu and Naseeha Randera show off their favourite toys and their drawings of them.
The Grade R class dancing to German music at the ‘Deutscher Tag’ in Hermannsburg last Saturday.
Uta Malzahn, Ilse Ortmann, Micayla Reineke, Annette Gathmann and Thembani Mzila ready to present ‘Annette and her Teddy Bear’ at the Opa & Oma day in Hermannsburg.
Emma Reibeling proudly showing Vic and Rita Reibeling her portfolio at the Opa and Oma day at the Hermannsburg Little Oaks Kindergarten.
The High School celebrated Book Week by dressing up as characters from a wide variety of novels.
The morning devotion with tree-planting for Arbor Day.
Balloons and butterflies, all part of exploring nature.
Little Oaks Andrea Townsend, Akira Chetty and Mikeala Königkrämer investigating the wonderful world of flowers on the Hermannsburg campus.
The successful U11 boys’ hockey team at New Hanover with their coach, Mrs Olive Surendorff.
Andrea Townsend, Shineroop Singh, Siphokazi Khuzwayo and Kai von Fintel exploring an underwater diorama as they learn about our oceans and the threats that the oceans face.
The Grade 10 isiZulu class visited ‘The Kop’ and learned about the cultural history of the area.
Angelique van Rooyen (Primary School), Stephanie Redinger (Presenter) and Annette Gathmann (Kindergarten) at the recent fine motor skills workshop, held in New Hanover.
Some of the Kindergarten teachers supporting their sport house.
The Little Oaks practising their riding skills and road rules in the car park at Hermannsburg, which was reserved for their use for the day.
Little Oaks at the Kindergarten, ready to tackle the course their teachers had set out for them.
Trophy winners and age group champions were celebrated after the weekend's inter-house athletics meeting at Hermannsburg.
Wynina Jansen van Vuuren, Emma Reibeling, Alwande Ndlovu, Layyah Rawat and Naseeha Randera celebrating National Women's Day in the Mission House Museum at Hermannsburg.
Some of the ‘Little Oaks’ showing off their space creations last week.
Lydia Köhne, Sven Klar, Jarmin Claassen and Paul Tönsing at the National Mondi-WESSA Enviroquiz finals last week.
Mrs South Africa finalist, Corinne Durrheim (seen here with curators Inge von Fintel and Petra Reibeling), visited the Women’s Month exhibition at the Mission House Museum on 3 August.
Our three winners, who collected the most bottles in June and July: Akira Chetty, Keryn du Preez and Kai von Fintel.
The U13 boys' team with their coach, Mrs Olive Surendorff, at the day-night tournament in New Hanover.
The Little Oaks; teachers (Uta Malzahn, Annette Gathmann, Themba Mzila, Alina Böhm - currently back in Germany - and Micayla Reineke) met at the Tranquility Tea Garden at the end of last term to review the year and plan ahead for this term.
Mrs Margaret Sithole and Mrs Stella Cockburn were able to network with many supporters of our school's outreach programme while they were in Germany.
The Waldenburg family with some of our Little Oaks, posing in front of ‘Snow White’ in the camp-site on the Hermannsburg school grounds.
Mrs Risch showed the Little Oaks all the different types of books that open new worlds for us in libraries.
Winning the second Germany Exchange Programme raffle, S Hechter receives his prize of a weekend at Springbok Lodge from K Olivier.
K Bartels receives his Venter trailer from K Olivier, having won the first of the two Germany Exchange Programme raffles.
Tired but happy, the Hermannsburg children were reunited with their parents on their return from Kailager last Saturday morning.
Helen Mues, Alina Böhm and Katharina Gilles bade farewell to the ‘Little Oaks’ last week.
Wishing our scholars a fantastic holiday after the morning devotion in true Hermannsburg style!
Some of the Primary School children with the cans and other goods they have collected for the Umvoti Aids Centre.
Some of the Grade 4 scholars enjoying their visit to the Mission House Museum at Hermannsburg.
Father and son put their puppeteering talents to work to tell a story.
Getting creative with the ‘Little Oaks’.
Pastor Risch and Jona making a dash for the line while Ruben and Daniel wait their turn. The parents are fully involved in the ‘Little Oaks’ Open Day!
Frau Matulat and Benjamin also took on the course.
Jen and Ross Townsend had to work together to get the ball through the course at the Open Day.
Some of our Little Oaks keeping fit and ready for their Open Day.
A visit to the Lindt chocolate shop was not to be missed while in Metzingen.
Careers day, Little Oaks’ style!
Our Grade 10 scholars about to depart for Germany, wearing generously sponsored jackets which will keep them warm during their trip.
Thanks to Geoff Newlands, Günther Meyer and Wolfgang Rommelspacher for sponsoring the rugby jerseys for our U16 and Open 7s rugby teams.
The Open 7s team with their coach, Mr Martin Marx, assistant coach Mangaliso Vuso, and kit sponsors Mr Günther Meyer and Mr Geoff Newlands.
The Little Oaks found that the piggery was a very interesting place to visit.
The Little Oaks visited the cows at Uncle Wally’s farm.
The Bro-ties found favour with the audience in Hermannsburg last Friday with their very well-executed pieces.
Hermannsburg’s Viva Voce girls’ choir entertained the guests at last Friday’s choral evening in Hermannsburg.
The KwaZulu-Natal Youth Choir, conducted by Gérard’d du Toit, performing in the Hermannsburg church hall last Friday.
Mikayla Königkrämer, Zoma Mzila, Vusumuzi Ntuli, Clinton Ego practising movements.
Mr Moon Chetty from Mondi with Jarmin Claassen, Lydia Köhne, Paul Tönsing and Sven Klar, winners of the Regional Mondi-WESSA Enviroquiz hosted at Hermannsburg.
Treasure hunting and Hau den Lukas outside the games tent early in the morning before the crowds arrived.
Deciding which languages go with which countries at one of the many stations in the Goethe Institute’s multilingualism game at Hermannsburg’s 160th Jubilee Schulfest.
Delicious Fleischkäse, gourmet pancakes and Kartoffelpuffer being enjoyed by visitors from as far afield as Germany at Hermannsburg’s 160th Jubilee Schulfest.
David Torgius, Ayabonga Dlamini, Joel Pope, Anna Kremnitzer, Pastor Risch and Luke Pellow-Jarmin at the Greytown Mountain Bike Classic prize-giving, after their fantastic 1-2 finish.
The Little Oaks in Grade R prepared special tea cups for their mothers to enjoy on Mothers’ Day.
Even the scientists transformed to fairies, elves, ladies of the court and other Shakespearean characters.
The whole High School - and the teachers - entered into the spirit of ‘Shakespeare Day’ last week.
Two Little Oaks with faces painted and lanterns in hand, ready for this year’s Schulfest on 14 May.
Mrs Uta Malzahn with the Little Oaks, learning all about planting seeds and growing vegetables at Uncle Rainer Kassier’s farm.
Daniel Surendorff, Keryn du Preez and Jona Risch putting together their fruit sticks.
Ross Townsend, Andrea Townsend and Siphokazi Khuzwayo with their fruit sticks.
Thank you to our diligent lantern-makers, who are turning out a number of lanterns for the ‘Laternenumzug’ at this year’s 160th jubilee Schulfest on 14 May.
Little Oaks learning about our past at the Hermannsburg Mission House Museum.
The successful DSH teams and individuals at the Richmond Mudman.
Little Oaks mixing paints and coming up with new colours!
Bikers came from far and wide - passing the sports fields during the fun-ride.
The Primary School - sans Grade 7 - at Fort Durnford, Estcourt.
Lifejackets on for the trip across Wagendrift Dam.
The Primary School about to break camp.
Little Oaks Silethelwe Mkhize , Mihla Mzila, Keryn du Preez, Alwande Ndlovu having fun with mud.
FC Uys, Sphosethu Mabaso and their other classmates visited the well-laid-out and informative Mission House Museum last term as part of their history studies in the Primary School.
Mrs Olivier and a group of scholars took some time to study pond waters in the scenic Blinkwater area last term.
A successful Easter-egg hunt!
Our Little Oaks with their new friends from Reutlingen.
Ayisha Yusouff, Enhle Sidu, Daanyaal Hoosen, Akira Chetty, Wynina Jansen van Vuuren with their new friends from Germany.
Mr Steenkamp with the Hermannsburg scholars at the tidal pools.
Sven Klar with his gold medal for the 100m with Trudi Treu.
Silethelwe Mkhize, Kai von Fintel and Akhiwe Sidu admiring a burmese python.
Hugh Bouwer, winner in the German Essay Competition.
Our school welcomes the group from Reutlingen (in blue) to Hermannsburg.
‘Little Oaks’ Melitzwi Ngobese, Esihle Dladla, Silindokuhle Ngcobo, Wynina Jansen van Vuuren and Lungelo Memela having fun with Lego.
Hermannsburg’s successful Mudman teams at the Epworth Mudman event.
Andrea and Ross Townsend, Mihlayonke Mzila and Layyah Rawat were on hand to sell cakes to discerning customers with a sweet tooth.
Members of the Bushbuck B team, pleased with their nail-biting run of answers to the win: Carolina Hoffmann, Jessica Vroegop, Christel Brüggemann and Amy Whittle.
Nurse Mel even took our blood pressure - Naseeha Randera was one of the Little Oaks whose blood pressure was A-ok.
Danielle Schweiger, Liezl Volker, Rhonda Christiansen, Anna Kremnitzer and Dieter Volker with the medals they were awarded after swimming the Midmar Mile.
Enhle Sidu, Mikayla Königkrämer, Daanyaal Hoosen, Anya du Toit, Esihle Dladla with first violinist Mr Andreas Seidel.
Well done to Cebo Mzila, Kayla Shearing, Sven Klar and Lila de Wet, all Victors at the Reedbuck-Bushbuck inter-house swimming gala.
Wolfgang Rommelspacher and Günther Köhne of the HMB School Trust team with Deputy Head Boy Rupert Meyer.
Little Oaks enjoying a colourful, fun day at the 2016 Mudman.
Seated: B Cramer (Namibia), H Beyers (Pretoria), S Pohl (Ethiopia), Mrs B Helmrich (Johannesburg). Standing: K Meyburgh (Johannesburg), U Malzahn (Hermannsburg), A Peters (Nigeria), C Lengner (Cape Town) and S Marien (co-ordinator, Germany).
Fishing in the Blinkwater area.
Swimming amongst the lilies - a unique experience.
The prefects hard at work.
Jona Risch shows off his story in felt.
Calling all Mudskippers! Enter NOW!
We welcome our new teachers for 2016.
The Grade 1 class with Mr Marx, Mrs van Rooyen and Mrs Terry, and, of course, their Zuckertüten.
Some of our Little Oaks with a group of visitors from Germany in 2015.
The DSH Class of 2015: Alyssa Landman, Bridget Zuma, Simon Hoffmann, Christél Brooks, Michael Zunckel, Ashleigh Landman, Stephan Küsel, Londuthando Nkosi, Ilse Ortmann, Laura Zick, Tobias von Seydlitz, Michelle Stansfield and Monika Lucht.
Tobias von Seydlitz, Laura Zick, Monika Lucht, Christél Brooks and Ilse Ortmann - just some of our matric achievers.