School association & board of directors

The German School Association in Ethiopia

The German School Association in Ethiopia is a registered association and the governing body of the DBSAA. Its members are friends and supporters, parents and former students, who thus actively participate in school life and make a valuable contribution to shaping the future of our school. At the annual general meeting, the members elect the board of directors (six representatives) for a period of two years. Only members of the school association are eligible for election. Not eligible for election are teachers and employees as well as their family members/registered partners and members of the school’s parents’ council.

Purpose and aim of the association and the school

  • The establishment and maintenance of a general school including kindergarten/preschool for German-speaking students.
  • Providing its students with a school education, which is based on German educational objectives using German and KMK recognised curricula and aiming at German high school degrees or international degrees that are recognized by KMK in Germany.
  • The task of familiarising the students with the cultures of Ethiopia and Germany also through extracurricular activities. To cultivate human and cultural relations and to promote mutual understanding.
  • The school and the kindergarten are open to students of non-German nationality, if they have a sufficient command of the German language or acquire it in a reasonable time to follow the lessons.
  • The structure of the school is based on this objective and will be agreed upon in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office, with the participation of the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany.


Silke Grunow

The board of the school association

The School Board regulates the financial, economic and legal affairs of the school association and the school as well as the budget and personnel matters, the latter in consultation with the school management.

All matters concerning the pedagogical concept and the structure of the school are decided in agreement with the school management, taking into account the guidelines issued by the Central Office for Schools Abroad (ZfA) and the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK).

  Chairman  Lars Windfuhr
  Vice Chairman and Marketing  Britta Petersen
  Finance  Rena Rehli
  Finance  Bernhard Huber
  Finance and Marketing  Matthias Knobloch
  Human Ressources  Daniel Gautsch
  Infrastructure  Jochen Moninger



Become a member
Your child is registered and will start school in the summer or is already attending our school. We would like to draw your attention to the School Association of the German Embassy School Addis Ababa! Our school association can only do a good job if as many parents as possible, including you, are members of our association. The annual membership fee is 150 ETB. The membership fee is always charged for the current school year. Membership ends automatically when you leave the school.

You can download the membership form here on the site, just click on the PDF button. You are welcome to hand in your declaration of membership at the school. We look forward to hearing from you.

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