From the idea of Class 10
The first school building
At the end of 1970s, the German-speaking community in Kuala Lumpur began to think that, in addition to the numerous international schools run by the American and the British, a German-language educational institution would also be useful. So in September 1978, the German School Association Malaysia is founded with 25 members. The first president is Peter Thomas.
First day of school
On 8 January 1979, the German School Kuala Lumpur (DSKL) celebrates its first day of school with grades 1 to 3. It has exactly three students on its founding day: a girl from Port Klang and a girl and a boy from Kuala Lumpur. The latter is the son of a teacher, Mrs. Maybaum. The DSKL opens its doors in a landed house in Petaling Jaya. The classroom is a study room adjoining the living room.
Under the direction of Sybille Thomas, the kindergarten is founded at the same time. The members of the school association improvise a lot, because teaching materials are particularly rare. But they showed self-confidence: At the beginning of the second school year, the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) sent the desired teacher. Classrooms were rented in a larger house in Damansara Heights and thirteen students were taught in grades 2 to 5. Klaus Weckesser became the first principal of DSKL.
After three years, in the summer of 1982, the school has to move again due to lack of space. The new home is in Petaling Jaya, Section 14, in the building next door to our current kindergarten. The school now has 33 students, divided into eight classes. It is taught according to the Bremen curriculum.
The kindergarten also grows steadily, resulted with a preschool with ten children founded in 1985. A year later, DSKL sets its next milestone with two 10th grade graduates. The year 1986 marked the establishment of a school bus service, which is needed due to the increased number of students.
In 1988, exactly ten years after its founding, the School Association’s Board of Directors holds its 100th board meeting.