GERMAN EMBASSY SCHOOL ADDIS ABABA
Deutsche Botschaftsschule Addis Abeba
We're all in the same boat!
We’re all in the same boat – that was the motto that came up together with the plans of reconstructing the slide on the kindergarten playground. The boat “MS Dresden” is now travelling on the open sea from Ethiopia to Germany and back. It is so big that almost all kids can be on it at the same time. Big thanks to the parents’ council for supporting this project financially and of course to the care taker team of Werner Pohl for building the boat. Many adventures are waiting for the kids!
Last Thursday before the holiday we had our traditional Christmas celebration. Thanks to the parents’ council we started with coffee, cake and punch. The colorful stage program was arranged by the kindergarten, the elementary school and the theatre group. Then the guests were invited to a cozy get-together with food and drinks organized by the parents’ council, the cafeteria and our school administration and were sitting amid nicely decorated Christmas arrangements thanks to the elementary school team. Music teacher Ralf Werner once again presented a great entertainment program together with students of the elementary level as well as with the music-workshops. Highlight of the evening was the school band that seems to be getting better and better with every performance and really hit the vibe for that evening.
New board members elected
The annual general meeting of the German School Association in Ethiopia was held on November 17th. The annual financial report of the last school year and the current budget of this school year figured prominently on the agenda. The actions of the board of the last fiscal year were approved by the assembly. In the elections Mr. Ralph Bender and Mr. Yonas Tsegay got re-elected. Mr. Bernd Krüger and Mr. Fritz von Allmen, who were co-opted members, were elected and confirmed in their posts. Mr. Ralph Bender will be the chairperson of the school board and Mr. Fritz von Allmen his deputy. Our thanks go to the newly elected board members for their voluntary commitment to our school and we wish them success in their work.
A weeklong pirate festival took place in the orange group of the kindergarten. Busy pirates were crafting heads and eye patches. Kids were also sending messages in a bottle and baked a pirate ship cake. At the end all kids were singing funny pirate songs.
Just one week before the holidays the ninth grade went for a bicycle tour. A little bit outside of Addis the students went off road on bumpy roads and stony slopes. Under good instruction all challenges could be overcome and everybody got well (and exhausted) to the finish line.
Biology in grade 8
Students of grade 8 dissected goat’s hearts under the supervision of their biology teacher, Mrs. Sabine Schulz. Due to this practical class it is easier for the students to identify the different chambers of the heart.
At their trip to GIZ (German cooperation) the students of the classes 9-12 got the chance to take a look into the working routine of the organisation. The first station was a workshop, which is part of a program to teach Ethiopians in handcraft, so that they can teach new students by themselves. After that the students went to the main office of the GIZ in Addis Ababa. Besides an overall impression of the organisation the main purpose was to allow the students to talk to different employees and therefore help them with career orientation.
Friday, the November 18th - a perfect day to have a Halloween party at the school. The students’ representatives of grade 10 and 11 prepared the party with great dedication and many students from grade 4 – 12 came to enjoy food, games, ghostly decorations, music and dancing in the set up tent in front of the teachers’ room. Big thanks especially to the students’ representatives, Safia and Karlson, and the liason teachers, Mrs. Wendt and Mr. Schaadt.
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