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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

Inspection of the German School by the relevant German School Authorities

"BLI" - November 2010

From the 8th to the 12th of November 2010 two inspectors from Germany, Mr. Niebling and Ms. Schröder-Klein, observed and evaluated the lessons of the entire teaching staff. On Monday the 8th, the inspectors had a meeting with the German Ambassador to Kenya, Ms. Margit Hellwig-Boette. The school compound and classrooms were closely inspected, interviews were carried out with representatives of all the different bodies of the school community, and 5 thick files containing thousands of documents relating to the German School Nairobi were looked through! Never, since the founding of the school 40 years ago, has it ever had such an extensive inspection!

In the table below, we present an overview of the results that were presented on Friday. "4" is the best mark possible. "1" means this criterion requires a more focused evaluation, as well as re-inspection of that particular weakness. Our school, however, was far from this "1"! The excellence seal is awarded when the average achieved is above 2.5, and 5 of the most important criteria have a minimum of a "3". As none of these 5 criteria were below "3", even those mathematically challenged need to do no calculations!

 Bund-Länder-Inspektion 2010 of the German School Nairobi

Results:

1 Achievements and successes of the School

4

3

2

1

0

Criterion 1

Results of academic work

 

x

 

 

 

Criterion 2

School Satisfaction

x

 

 

 

 

Criterion 3

School presentation to the public

x

 

 

 

 

 

2 Learning environment- Quality of teaching and learning

4

3

2

1

0

Criterion 4

Lessons:  Aims, content, methods

x

 

 

 

 

Criterion 5

Composition of lessons

 

x

 

 

 

Criterion 6

Strengthening of student's personality

 

x

 

 

 

Criterion 7

Performance requirements and feedback on results achieved

 

x

 

 

 

 

3 School Culture

4

3

2

1

0

Criterion 8

Participation of students and parents

x

 

 

 

 

Criterion 9

Openness of school and co-operation with partners

 

x

 

 

 

Criterion 10

Support system for students

 

x

 

 

 

Criterion 11

School as a Meeting point and cultural exchange with host country

x

 

 

 

 

 

4 School Headmaster and School Management

4

3

2

1

0

Criterion 12

Leadership responsibility of Headmaster

x

 

 

 

 

Criterion 13

Administration and resource management

 

x

 

 

 

 

5 Professionalism of teachers and professional  development

Goals and methods of quality improvement

4

3

2

1

0

Criterion 14

Teacher and Team development

 

x

 

 

 

Criterion 15

Pedagogical quality management

 

x

 

 

 

The ground work for this school inspection, which was introduced as part of a school development process, has been going on for 4 years.  It has required substantial input and a great deal of commitment from teachers, students, parents and the Headmaster. Since the beginning of the academic year, the former and current PQM coordinators worked for several weeks on collecting and preparing the documentation required by the inspectors. All these documents were sent to Germany for checking well ahead of the inspection.

In May 2011 the school was officially awarded the seal of an "Excellent School Abroad" by the German Ambassador to Kenya. In the academic year 2011/2012 the action plan according to the BLI results was set in motion. The next round to establish the planned measures has already started and will be continued in 2013.