The Cafeteria

The Cafeteria at the German School Nairobi


Good food at school doesn’t just contribute to children being fit enough for the school day, it shapes their food culture, their appreciation of food and their nutritional behaviour. Balanced and healthy meals are of great significance for the development and capabilities of children and young people. For this reason, the German School Nairobi works with a physiological diet concept, which offers not just healthy and freshly prepared meals, but also provides education in the lunch break. Here, the German School draws up a reduced meat menu with lots of vegetables and a balance of carbohydrates and proteins. A large proportion of the raw ingredients used by the German School are from local producers. Fruit and vegetables especially, but also grains, meat and fish, wherever possible, come from sustainable ecological production. The school also farms its own garden, using the harvest in the school kitchen.

Since the kitchen and canteen of the Geman School Nairobi was rebuilt in 2020, the kitchen staff have worked to the modern European standard and with the highest hygienic requirements to guarantee maximum product safety. The supply to the kitchen and canteen has also been more sustainable since the rebuild. We get our power from a photovoltaic system, which covers one hundred percent of the power demand in good weather. The water comes from our own well and is reprocessed after use and used to irrigate the sports facilities.


The kitchen team

head of cafeteria

Bartsch, Peter

Head of Cafeteria

Njuguna, Antony

Deputy Head of Cafeteria

Wathome, Catherine

Head Chef

Mwiti, Kelvin


Imali, Lucy

Kitchen help

Mbula, Damaris

Kitchen help

Miraho, Sharon



Muthoni, Serah

Kitchen Help

Njue, Johnian



Oduor, Margaret


Vihenda, Hellen

AHK Dual vocational Training

AHK Dual vocational Training

Dual education is a programme, which combines theory and practice so that the trainees don’t just acquire theoretical knowledge at the end of their training, but also practical experience in their profession.

The AHK Kenya training programme has been adapted to the German framework teaching plan for chefs and the hotel trade and is thus recognised by the Kenyan government as well as by Germany as a professional diploma.

The programme was started in Kenya by the Delegation of German Economics (AHK) in partnership with the German School Nairobi and some hotels with the goal of offering young adults high quality training. They should be qualified enough to quickly enter the job market because companies are prepared to employ them after receiving their diploma. This should lower the unemployment rate in Kenya.

Since the start of 2019, the German School Nairobi has been part of the training programme. The theoretical lessons take place at Kibondeni College in Westlands, Nairobi, under various tutors, the practical lessons are taught by the kitchen managers at the German School Nairobi.

Although the German school association is not a hotel or a restaurant, we have decided to participate in the programme to extend our educational remit in this way and to offer a vocational education option, especially for young Kenyans in additon to the academic education.

Weekly Menu

Weekly Menus

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Health Centre

The health centre of the GSN

There is a first aid room at the German School Nairobi, where there is always a school nurse during school times, who is there for your children.

During the school day, a child can always suddenly feel ill or injure themselves while playing or running around. In this case, you can rest assured that we will immediately take adequate care of your child.

Healthy children learn better!

Our school is not just a place of learning, but also a place of living, where health prevention begins. How does my diet relate to my wellbeing? Why is it so important to move enough and what does my sleep have to do with my health? We explore all these exciting questions with your children in various projects to keep your child healthy.

A warm welcome and wishing you well,

Elizabeth Gicura



The Health Team


Huysdens, Marjan

Health officer

Gicura, Elisabeth


The GSN Pool

Our heated 25-metre swimming pool with 4 lanes gives the students and members of the school association the opportunity to enjoy the water all year round, even in the cold months. From January to April, the students have swimming lessons during their normal PE lessons. Some students take part in the swimming clubs, which are offered all year round in the afternoons, while some students go further than that and join the swim team, which trains even more intensely with the swimming trainers.

The DSN pool is a teaching space, a training location for our students, a meeting point for families and a venue for birthdays, as the swimming pool is also open to members of the school association (parents) on weekends and when it is not being used for PE lessons or clubs. A school highlight is the swimming festival at the end of February/beginning of March.

For several years, the DSN has had the honour of hosting the Potsdam swimming team, who use our pool as an altitude training camp.


The Pool Team


Kibisu, Vincent

Swimming coach

Majalle, Dennis

Swimming Coach

Otieno, Moses

Swimming Coach
Pool Parties

Pool Parties

There is again the possibility for members of the school association to rent the pool for parties. Food can also be pre-ordered directly from the school cafeteria if needed.

Please note:

  • The form to register a party is available here.
  • The pool party form should be sent to poolparty@germanschool.co.ke one week in advance.
    Pool parties are available on weekends from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Parents / organizers will receive confirmation no later than Wednesday prior to the party
Pool Rules

DSN Swimming Pool Rules

  • 1 Use of the swimming pool is at your own risk.
  • 2 The instructions of the lifeguard/staff on duty must always be followed.
  • 3 Please keep pool gates closed at all times.
  • 4 Children have be accompanied and supervised by their parents/guardians while on the swimming pool premises.
  • 5 Take care of your valuables as the management will not take any responsibility in case of loss/damage.
  • 6 Do not step on the tiles while wearing street or dirty footwear/shoes.
  • 7 Shower before swimming.
  • 8 No running, skating or cycling around the swimming pool compound.
  • 9 No sharp objects are allowed in the swimming pool e.g. glass, pins, toys, etc.
  • 10 Do not place chairs, tables, necklaces, glasses, watches, hairpins in the swimming pool.
  • 11 No eating or chewing while swimming.
  • 12 Use proper swimming gear/costumes.
  • 13 Use hot water sparingly.
  • 14 No faking drowning, screaming/shouting, showing-off, rough games e.g. pushing in the swimming pool.
  • 15 Always keep the pool clean and neat
  • 16 Avoid going to the pool if you have the flu, open wounds or warts.
Pool Opening Hours

Pool Opening Hours

Dear School Community,

the swimming pool of the DSN is available to all members of the school association at the following times*:

Monday7:30am - 12:45pm11:30am - 1:05pm
Tuesday7:30am - 12:45pm11:30am - 1:05pm
Thursday-11:30am - 1:05pm
Friday-1:05pm - 2:00pm, 3.30pm - 5pm
Saturday08:00am - 16:45pm09:00 - 14:00 (No lifeguard on hours not captured here)
Sunday08:00am - 16:45pm09:00 - 14:00 (No lifeguard on hours not captured here)

*Please note that the pool may be reserved for parties on weekends and thus may have limited availability. Upcoming celebrations can be viewed below. If you have any questions please contact swimming@germanschool.co.ke

Upcoming Pool Parties
23/06/202413:00-17:00 Hrs
16/06/202413:00-17:00 Hrs
15/06/202413:00-17:00 Hrs

Play and sports facilities

Sports are a priority at our school. The school campus offers numerous indoor and outdoor sports facilities, which are actively used during sports lessons in the morning and during leisure activities in the afternoon.
Groups of students can always be found on the soccer field, in the 25-meter swimming pool, in the gymnasium (with sprung floor), on the beach volleyball court, and on our tennis courts.
Our sports facilities can be used by both members and non-members of the German School Association, such as guests, friends or those interested in what the German School Nairobi has to offer.

Tennis courtThe German School Nairobi has two clay courts on the school grounds, which can be used all year round. Both beginners and advanced players can take lessons from our experienced coaches at their own expense. The courts are constantly kept in good condition by John and Ken. The courts are open to all members of the school and operate on a membership system for adults. Pupils play for free. The tennis club is a friendly community of families and individual players and welcomes new children and adults. Contact: tennis@germanschool.co.ke
Beach volleyball courtAnyone who wants to play beach volleyball is welcome at the DSN. There is a persistent rumor that we have the only beach volleyball court in Nairobi. This would mean that you can play on the best beach volleyball court in Nairobi. If you would like to join us, please contact Christian Vorein: christian.vorein@germanschool.co.ke
Football pitchThe centerpiece of our athletics field is the soccer field. In 2019, the turf has been extensively renovated and an irrigation system installed. The turf field is not only used for school sports, but also by the German Soccer Football Club and recreational athletes (parents, staff) on a regular basis. christian.vorein@germanschool.co.ke
Basketball courtFramed by the cafeteria and nursery is our basketball court. School lessons, clubs and competitions take place here. Recreational teams can also play here. Even Dirk Nowitzki competed in the shooting contest... and won, of course.
Sports hallOur sports hall was extensively renovated in 2020. Since then, new lighting has illuminated the newly renovated wooden sprung floor. In addition to regular sports lessons and school clubs, volleyball players (parents, staff) and badminton players meet in their free time. New players are very welcome and should contact Francis Ng'ang'a. activities@germanschool.co.ke

Fees for the use of our sports facilities

Our sports facilities can be used both by members and non-members of the German School association, such as guests, friends, or people interested in the provisions of the German School Nairobi, for example.
For registrations and ticket sales, please contact our secretary’s office.

Range and use by adult clubs: Guidelines on the use of the DSN sports spaces
Costs forPeriodMembers of the GSNnon-membersannotation
Participants in clubsAnnually4.700 KSH5.600 KESStandard rate for the use of gym or mirror room plus any course fees to the trainer
Participants in clubsBiannually2.900 KES2.900 KESStandard rate for the use of gym or mirror room plus any course fees to the trainer
Club providerPer course hourFreeCost for 2 course hoursRoom rental for use of the premises
Tennis Membership Fees

Charges for use of tennis court by members of German School Society Nairobi. Regardless of the date of entry, the half-year/annual subscription is due.

Fees for members of the GSN
tariffYear-round membershipSix-month membership
Adults (per person)KES 15.000KES 9.000
Fees for non-members of the GSN
tariffYear-round membershipSix-month membership
Family rate (for parents and two children)KES 48.000KES 29.000
Family rate (for each additional child)KES 9.000KES 5.000
AdultsKES 39.000KES 24.000
Children and students under the age of 18KES 27.000KES 16.000
Separate Fees
separate fees
Tennis couponsKES 1,000 for an hour of tennis
Trainerare paid directly, the fees can be seen on the information board.

German school tennis coach:

Pius Okwach - Tel. 0721143750
Peter Orwa - Tel. 0721344130
Tony Ochieng - Tel. 0720770629
Katarina Karanja - Tel. 0717782435
Ernest Habiyambere - Tel. 0745961285

Payment details:
Mpesa-Paybill: 545446
Account Number: Tennis

Tennis booking system: <href="http://nairobi.skedda.com">nairobi.skedda.com

Access only through Red Hill Gate with a valid sticker.
For registration and contacts: tennis@germanschool.co.ke



At school, not only does learning take place in the classroom, but there must also be enough time to exercise in the fresh air. Is there anything better for children than a playground with as many different and inviting playground equipment as possible?

There are four different playgrounds for different age groups on the school grounds.

When you enter the school through the main gate, you immediately see the large playground for the primary school children on your left. The children enjoy a climbing frame, swings, a sandbox or a net swing during their breaks. The absolute highlight is a merry-go-round that hardly ever stands still during the seasons. Many an adult's heart almost stops when you see the courage and speed with which the students go around in circles. Some families also like to use the playground on weekends or stay longer after school to play. Benches to sit on also invite parents to linger.

There are three other playgrounds for the little ones in our community, for the kindergarten children. In a rotation principle, the groups take turns on the different playgrounds. There is a playground right by the main building with a large tree in the middle that provides shade. Here you can ride hippos, balance on a log, play in the sand, spin on a jungle gym and much more.

The second playground is not far from the group rooms. A rope attached to the large tree is just as fun as the play hut with a slide or the swings. Sometimes the jumping pit of the sports facilities is simply used as a sandpit.

At the very end of the sports field, a short walk takes you to the last playground in the row. There is the largest sandbox on the site, beautifully situated in the shade, spring seesaws, another play hut with a slide, swings and even a trampoline.


School Buses

The German School Nairobi offers school bus transport for school children and kindergarten children.

Children under three years of age (playgroup) are only allowed to ride the bus when accompanied by an adult.

The children are picked up at their place of residence (in front of the respective property) and then dropped off again. The parents are responsible for safety up to the point of boarding the bus, even if the bus waits until the children have passed through the gate.

Registration for the School Bus Transport

The registration for the school bus transport as well as for the AGs and lunch takes place for the entire school (kindergarten, elementary school and secondary school) at the beginning of each new school semester via a bundled online registration. The registration form can be found here.

The link for the online registration will be communicated to the parents by email within the first school week of the new school semester. There is an option to register for round trip or one way only. Transportation will be charged for this option.

If you have any questions regarding registration, re-registration (in case of change of address) or deregistration of your child/children during the current school term, please contact our secretary by email - night.kagoni@germanschool.co.ke.

School Bus Transport Costs

The buses go to all areas around the school. The bus network is divided into three zones, which you can see here .

The fees for school bus transport for the current school year can be found here in the section "school fees".

Daily Transport Tickets

If required, you can also register your child for school bus transportation on a daily basis. You can choose between single trips (outward or return) and round trips (outward and return). You can find the current prices on the booking form here.

Applications can be submitted for one calendar week at a time. Bookings must be received at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. If you have any questions, please contact Elkana Njuguna (contact below).

Children who are firmly registered for the tours have priority. For children with individual tickets, no guarantee can be given that there will be space on the buses. In the rare cases where space is not available, parents will be notified accordingly.

The pick-up times for children in the morning depend on the number of registrations and bus routes and will be communicated to the parents in each case. These times must be adhered to, as bus drivers are encouraged not to wait for children in order to be at school in time for the start of classes. Afternoon departure times from school are as follows:


(Mo - Thu) 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm, 5.00 pm
(Fr ) 1.15 pm

If children who are firmly registered do not need transport due to illness or other reasons, please inform the Head of Transport as soon as possible.

Head of Transport
Elkana Njuguna:
Tel. 0723 314488
Mail: transport@germanschool.co.ke

A Greeting

Karibu at the library!

Are you a bookworm or do you want to become one? Do you like researching all kinds of things? Do you love playing chess and other games?  - Then make your way to our school library. Although it's in a hidden corner of the school building, you can't miss us. 

We offer a pleasant environment for academic research, but also just for reading. We also have a cozy reading corner for younger readers where there are books for all ages to discover.

We also organize reading evenings, where parents or teachers read a book to the students, as well as film evenings, where films are watched together.
The library team is always available to help and advise you and yours. Come and discover our range of books, games, films and audio books ready for all to enjoy.

Alexandra & Joseph
- The library team -

Rules & forms

Library rules / registration

The students of the DSN are provided with library passes and the library usage regulations to prepare them as best possible to use large city of university libraries later in life.

Registering to use the school library is necessary to participate in obligatory teaching units like reading the class reading list in German and English lessons and researching topics.

We therefore ask you to read the attached rules of use together with your children and to fill out the registration form for students.

We also invite you as a parent to loan books for yourself or your nursery children from our library. To do this, please also fill out the registration form for parents.



  Library Usage Regulations

  Registration for students in grades 1 to 12

  Registration for parents and Kindergarten

  Primary school school books

  Secondary school school books

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