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Calendar

22.10.2018
VS-Sitzung
VS-Meeting

23.10.2018
Erster Schultag
First day at school

23.10.2018
Besuch der Nairobi Academy (DSN@NA)
Visit to the Nairobi Academy (DSN@NA)

23.10.2018
Projekt HÖXTER
Project HÖXTER

24.10.2018
Frau Seite SL-Tagung Beirut
Ms. Seite in Beirut

24.10.2018
SchilF DaF/DFU

27.10.2018
Aufführung "Heimat" mit Schülern der deutschen Partnerschule und den Starkids- Schülern
Performance "home" with pupils of the German partner school and the Starkids pupils

29.10.2018
Treasures of Kenya 19:00 Uhr
Treasures of Kenya 7.00 PM

01.11.2018
Bundesjugendspiele
Federal Youth Games

01.11.2018
Mitgliederversammlung des Schulvereins 19:00
General meeting of the school association 7:00 PM

Afternoon programme in the Primary School

It goes without saying, that if the afternoon programme is clearly structured, it makes it much easier for children to manage the school day. The individual times can be used much more sensibly if we have a formal structure to the day.

Schedule

Thus after morning lessons, children will be accompanied by the respective teacher-in- charge from their classroom to the cafeteria. These teachers-in-charge are the first point of contact for the children, in any case of trouble, whether small or big. The children will thus go with this teacher for lunch. This is a fixed part of the daily routine. Eating together, as well the rituals and table manners that go together with it, give the children a sense of security and orientation. After lunch, children have the option of free play, or rest time. The so-called extra-curricular activity sessions (AGs) will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, and homework sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All homework will be completed on the two homework days between 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. On the activity days, the AGs will take place between 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.

Division in groups

In order to create continuity in working together with the children, we have decided to create 2 fixed groups. Group 1 will be made up of children from Classes 1 and 2, and Group 2 with children from Classes 3 and 4. Each group will be allocated a teacher-in-charge.

We believe continuous educational progress, as well as building relationships of trust can only occur in such fixed groups. Developments in children can also be monitored better in fixed structures. Individual problems can thus be worked on immediately, and through this group structure, children will learn to be courteous and reliable. The concept of a full day school (morning and afternoon) can only succeed if "we are all in the same boat" and the same rules apply to all of us. Furthermore this concept will clearly make it easier for our children to accept the rules.

Timetable for Homework Days (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

1.05 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.    lunch in the cafeteria

1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.    free play

2.00 - 3.30 p.m.     Time frame for Group 1 Homework (Classes 1 and 2 - half an hour each), followed by guided and free play

2.00 - 3.30 p.m.    Time frame for Group 2 Homework (Classes 3 and 4 - one hour each), followed by guided and free play

Timetable for Extra-Curricular activities AGs (Mondays and Wednesdays)

1.05 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.    lunch in the cafeteria

1.30p.m. to 2.00 p.m.     free play

2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.      extra-curricular activity

Homework

It is imperative that the teachers-in-charge of the children in the afternoon, and subject teachers work together extremely closely for children to be able to successfully complete their homework.

The norm for children in Classes 1 and 2 is that homework should not exceed 30 minutes. This means that the children should be able to complete the two pieces of homework per week in 1 hour. The teachers of each child will thus set homework that suits the individual needs of the child, and can be thus completed in this time frame. In exactly the same way, children in Classes 3 and 4 should complete homework in a time frame of 2 hours.

In addition, parents will supervise the oral homework, such as reading, mental Mathematics and multiplication tables.

Aims

Our children should work:

independently, i.e. without help as far as possible

in a focused manner, i.e. without distractions, dawdling and idling around

precisely, i.e. neatly and correctly

cleanly, i.e. carefully and in neat handwriting.

The staff at the German School Nairobi have put together the following communication system in collaboration with the parents:

  • All children will have a homework book and an information book.
  • Homework will be supervised by teachers with experience
  • Independent learning of the child takes priority over quick help from parents.
  • Children can help each other (by whispering!)
  • The supervising staff member will have the materials for differentiated homework
  • If students cannot manage to complete the homework within the allocated time, the teacher concerned will be informed at the first opportunity.
  • The teachers will be informed about any abusive behaviour or any other such issues immediately.
  • Positive behaviour will be communicated to the teachers at regular intervals.
  • A signature from the homework supervisor in the homework book does not mean that the work is correct, but that the work has been completed in the allocated time.
  • A tick with the signature indicates the work has been checked.

Lunch

Almost all professionals agree that children who attend full day school need a hot meal at lunchtime. We would thus be very happy if all the children ate at the Cafeteria. Lunch must meet several requirements, from several different perspectives:

  • Requirement of the parents

                                   It must be a healthy meal

  • Requirements of the child:

                                   It must look attractive
                                   It must taste good
                                   It must be easy to eat (sometimes even without a knife)

  • Requirements of the teachers:

                                   It must be a wholesome meal to assist learning

  • Requirements of teachers supervising:

                                   Meal time must be easily organised
                                   It must be enjoyed as a group

Vegetables, salads, and / or fruit are a part of the menu on a daily basis, and the wishes of the children are always taken into consideration. Of course no meal is complete without a delicious dessert.

Extra-Curricular activities (AGs)

Afternoons are not meant for children to simply complete their homework under supervision or just run around. That is, of course, important from time to time, but cannot be the only item on the agenda. Through participation in an activity, children enhance their sporting, musical and artistic abilities. This also promotes their personal development. This time will be spent actively, so that it also becomes a time when active learning is taking place. We are therefore offering activities on 2 afternoons a week, where children can pick an activity of their choice. There will be no homework on these afternoons.