Karibib Private School (KPS) is led by principal Vincent Hockey, who has worked in the education fraternity for the past 28 years.The school had been a private school for German-speaking learners since after World War Two and had been built and funded by the German government at that time.As more public schools for German-speaking learners were established all over the former South West Africa, learner numbers dwindled.All funding was stopped and the buildings were handed over to the Schulverein Privatschule Karibib.For years, the school was closed. When the Navachab Gold Mine started its operations in Karibib in 1989, a school for the employees’ children was urgently needed.The Schulverein entered into an agreement with the mine for the use of the buildings free of charge, and the mine undertook to be responsible for all maintenance and the running costs of the school.Excellent recordAs a private school, articles of association had to be drawn up, which were then approved and accepted by all partners involved, including the education ministry. The school reopened its doors on 29 April 1993, 29 years ago.Karibib Private School, with 268 learners and 21 teachers, offers an accessible, quality education for the benefit of all its learners.The school caters for learners from five years old up to the AS levels (Grade 12). Karibib Private School is the top performer in the Omaruru circuit and is consistently ranked amongst the top-performing schools in the Erongo Region. “We live up to our motto: ‘Be worthy of thy name’,” Hockey said.As a private school with smaller class groups, they strive to provide one-on-one teaching in their quest to provide education of the highest quality.The school’s mission statement is:&bull; To offer outstanding education of the highest possible academic standards to its pupils;&bull; The school is an integral part of the education system of Namibia, offering multicultural educational development of Namibia;&bull; The Karibib Private School strives to be a major role player in private school education in Southern Africa.The vision of KPS is to provide education of the highest standard to pupils to equip them with a school-leaving certificate suitable for tertiary education or direct entrance into the business world.Upcoming events planned for the remaining months of the year are:&bull; Internal science fair and bridge building competition (11 August 2022)&bull; Big walk and entrepreneurship day (03 September 2022)&bull; Spelling-bee competition (04 September 2022)&bull; Grades eight and nine prescribed literature play (22 September 2022);&bull; Valedictory service (28 September 2022)&bull; Grade 11 farewell function (29 September 2022)&bull; Pre-Primary graduation ceremony (02 December 2022)When asked how the school handles disciplinary problems, Hockey said the school prides itself on an excellent disciplinary record, thanks to a very strict disciplinary code of conduct.“The school has a disciplinary committee that deals with disciplinary issues.”The school also offers extra mural activities such as rugby, soccer, netball, volleyball, table tennis, chess, choir, debating and soon they will start with handball.