Bigger and better!

This new school year saw the Kindergarten open its doors to more children than ever before. So much so that a new group has been established for the smaller children in the German Section. And leading this group is a new colleague, Frau Diana Büchel, who is very welcome and already an integrated member of the team. Her group is the Ladybird group.

The first week saw the children who were with us return for the morning sessions all week. The new children were invited to visit the Kindergarten in small groups with their parents.

This settling in phase has long been a contributing factor to the smooth and stress free start to the Kindergarten year for children, parents and staff alike.

On Monday 8th September all the children were in Kindergarten together for the first time. Time to get to know the building and the teachers and most importantly make friends. The uppermost aim in these first weeks is to ensure that the children feel happy and safe in this new environment.

All of the groups visited other groups and tried to remember the names of all the new people that were meet. Almost impossible! Slowly this will come and soon nobody will feel new anymore.

On Friday 12th September the first 'Singing Altogether' session took place. All seven groups gathered in the sports hall at 11.30. This is an opportunity for all the children to sing together but also share what they have been doing in the classroom. The first song was a welcome song followed by a German song, 'Der Hut steht dir gut!' which allowed the teachers to introduce themselves once more to all the children. The children were encouraged to join in with the words and actions of the English nursery rhyme 'Miss Polly had a dolly'. Finally the session ended with a rousing rendition of Ching Ching Ching!

A great end to the first week and a good way to see the weekend in.

Primary School

Up close

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the author Hanna Schott read from her children's book "Fritzi war dabei" to an audience of Primary School pupils from the German 3rd, 4th and 5th years on the 10th October 2014,.

It is one of the first children's books that deals with the theme of the Berlin Wall. Hanna Schott was a bookseller before she studied music, Roman languages ​​and theology and had worked for many years as a copy editor in a publishing house.

Today she travels and writes as a freelance author. She lives in Haan in the Rhineland. She wrote "Fritzi war dabei" on demand of in the "Leipzig People's Daily" newspaper and a conversation with the former pastor of St. Nicholas Church, Christian Führer. She had volunteered and was awarded the task from the New Leipzig Klett Children's Book publishing house to document the events of the peaceful revolution for children in a book. After thorough research and many interviews with eyewitnesses thoroughly realistic documentation emerged, describing the events in the GDR life in the period from the first day of school after the summer holidays until the Fall of the Wall on the night of November 9 itself. Names were, of course, changed and a fictitious family was invented, the daughter of which, Fritzi, describes experiences from her personal point of view.

In her book "Fritzi war dabei", Hanna Schott succeeds excellently to draw attention to the growing grievances in everyday life of the family in Leipzig, social ills that even adults can no longer imagine when they think of the Fall of the Wall and the peaceful Monday demonstrations. A lot of people simply disappeared already at the start of school on September 1 or did not return from their holiday in Hungary, to name but a few occurrences. Classmates were missing, teachers went into hiding and were never seen again, a surgery at the hospital had to be cancelled and rescheduled because the doctor did no longer appear in hospital. The baker's shop had suddenly been closed. For Fritzi it is one mystery after another. To the great displeasure of her father, her mother regularly went to the Monday demonstrations. He preferred not to out of fear of being arrested. On the night of the Fall of the Wall, however, he took the Trabant car of his colleagues and together with his two children they drove to the grandmother who lives in Munich. They could not wait to surprise her, what they then logically succeeded in doing to a high degree. The next day, Fritzi even got her eagerly desired Barbie doll. With her humorous, child-suitable explanations and stories, Hanna Schott mesmerized especially the year 4 and 5 pupils, enabling them to gain a deeper understanding of the events and their implications on everyday life in the GDR and the time before the Wall fell.

The young audience was thrilled. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the author for her visit to our school and for her lively and cheerful book presentation.

Secondary School

A (Pre) Christmas Carol

The preparation for the Christmas theatre performance of Charles Dickens' "Scrooge - A Christmas Carol" started with a rehearsal weekend at the Theatre Academy Reuschberg in Spessart from 2nd to 5th October 2014. Both the concentration and motivation of the students were so great that already after the second day of rehearsals a full run rehearsal was held for a small but enthusiastic audience of professionals (the heads and staff of the Academy). The students even improvised some props - a giant turkey was made from a pink pillow and two hair bands, a snowman from a rubbish bag, filled with cushions, an Advent calendar from a cereal box, and a chocolate bar from toast with cocoa powder. This drama group works on a voluntary basis as part of the Whole Day School Concept.

The group is directed by Iris Krause and Marc Haas, supported by several already experienced drama students of years s5 and s6, who help in training the younger ones. A total of 24 students of years s2 to s6 across age groups and language sections rehearse together, mainly in their free periods and on weekends and will perform the piece in the "Pepper Theater" in Neuperlach in December.

The "Pepper Theater" is a small basement theatre and is located in the PEP, in the basement of "Starbucks", right next to the underground staircase "Neuperlach Zentrum".

For ticket reservations, please click here! 

Performance dates:

  • Tue, 9:12, 19:00 hrs - sold out
  • Wed, 10:12. 11:15 hrs
  • Thu, 11:12, 14:00 hrs - sold out
  • Thu, 11:12., 19.00 hrs
  • Mon, 15:12. 11:15 hrs
  • Mo, 12.15., 19:00 hrs
  • Tue, 16:12. 11:15 hrs
  • Wed, 17:12., 14:00 hrs