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Primary School 2017-10-18T10:19:35+00:00

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Primary School

With approximately 230 learners, the primary school has, at present, three classes per year group. The respective classes consist of 19 learners on average. Children with intercultural backgrounds are educated in a pleasant learning environment.

All subjects offered at German primary schools are taught in the Primary School and the curriculum of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg is followed. Special emphasis is placed on methods which focus on differentiated education and to strengthen personal, social and methodological skills. The tuition is continuously based on a holistic approach. English is taught at mothertongue level from Grade 2 onwards.

Intercultural encounters, for example, with our partner school Thabisile in Soweto, enrich life at school and enhance tolerance by getting better acquainted with one another.

The peer mediator program supports learners, if needed, on their way to a peaceful resolution of conflicts.

The Primary School presents learners with an extensive offering of extra-curricular activities including numerous artistic, music and sporting activities. Game days, the German Youth Athletic Games, swimming galas, assemblies and class excursions collectively create a lively and colourful school life. The Welcome Day of the first graders and the Music Evening are highlights
of the school year.

Learners from non-German backgrounds receive additional tuition in German through the New Primary School (NPS) programme. To support learners in their learning, the Phoenix Learning Centre
offers differentiated courses.

The primary school team continuously reflects upon its work and is constantly engaged in a professional and pedagogical exchange. The close co-operation with parents represents thereby an important part.

Parents’ active participation in school life supports and enriches all activities during the school year.