GERMAN EMBASSY SCHOOL ADDIS ABABA
Deutsche Botschaftsschule Addis Abeba
German Charity Christmas Bazaar
The annual German Charity Christmas Bazaar will be hosted at the German Embassy School in collaboration with the German Church on November 27th. The 2000 guests will not only enjoy excellent food but will also be entertained by a big variety of performances: different choirs were singing Christmas songs and especially the school band got the vibe going! DBSAA is also presenting itself within an Open Day. The whole family is invited to take part in this great event. The complete profit will benefit the German Church School (GCS), the social project of the German Church Community.
Track and Field competition
At the sports ground of the international school the track and field competition of the ICS took place this year again. A group of students from DBSAA decided to take the chance to compete with the other schools and show their athletics skills. They had trained weeks in advance and it should pay out: First places went to Saba Beyene at high jump (1,33m), Ismail Ibrahim at 100m sprint (13,76s) and Quintus Jacobi at long jump (4,60m). Three students managed to take second place: Justin Jörke at short put (9,55m) Philipp Eversmann at high jump (1,35m) and Samuel Funder at 100m sprint (12,16s). He also managed to make it to third place at 4x75m together with his team from DBSAA. In the end all students finished with great results in a tight competition.
Saint Martins Festival
The famous German song about St. Martin echoes during the traditional Martin procession, which took place on November 11 on the ground of the GermanEmbassySchool. Although there is no snow and cold winds in Addis Ababa, many children and their parents can experience, how a real horse rider shares his red cloak with a poor beggar (according to the St. Martin story). In memory of the exemplary deed of Saint Martin, Weckmänner and Martin-pretzels are shared. Many thanks also to all parents and teachers who helped organizing this beautiful event!
Apple Festival at Kindergarten
In the last week before the autumn holidays, all activities evolve around a mainly red, juicy, sweet-sour and crisp fruit: the yummy apple. In Germany, the apples are ready and ripe in the fall and also symbolize the beginning of the colder season. The children use all their senses to learn about the fruit through activities such as drawing, modelling clay and planting apple trees. Furthermore, they sing, rime and play finger games. The kindergarten kitchen turns into an apple kitchen and the children prepare many different foods, such as apple sauce, apple juice, apple cake, dried apple slices, apple salad and apple tiramisu. On the day of the apple fest, the kindergarten is decorated with apple art and the children present all their yummy dishes to the parents.
New Parents' Committee
The constituent meeting of the new parents’ committee took place end of September. The following people have been elected: Ursula Truebswasser (chairperson), Smitha Iyanna (deputy chairperson), Esete Yeshitla (recording secretary) und Marion Müller (steeting group). We are looking forward to a great cooperation in the school year 2015/16 and would like to thank the now former members of the parents’ committee Mariamawit Yonathan, Sabine Krüger, Esete Yeshitla and Kokebe Haile-Gabriel for their hard work.
Election of students council
The general assembly of all students took place on Friday, September 9th. Candidates to become students’ representative presented themselves with their programmes as well as other students who desired one out of five jobs of the students’ council. All elected representatives had their meeting one week later. The election also included the choice for liaison teacher: this year they are Christoph Schaadt and Simone Wendt.
Congratulations, 20 students of the primary school and secondary I level did it and managed to qualify for the 2nd round of the mathematics competition “Matheolympiade”. Now they had to show their mathematics skills once again. We wish everyone good luck for the results.
End of the month meeting
At the end of October it was time again for the students of the primary school to show what they had learned in the past weeks. It was a diverse presentation when the first graders were finding the position of letters and making music with their cups, the second graders making up tricky tall tales and the third graders reading a story together. After that all the students who finished their training for dispute settlement successfully were awarded and started their duty. We hope they can help many people in the future!
Here you can find all important DBSAA dates until August 2017. Please click on the calendar to get a full view and some additional information for each event.
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