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Welcome at the German School Nairobi! Karibu sana!

We are pleased about your interest in the German School Nairobi. Our school offers a demanding, high-quality education for German as well as foreign-speaking children and for students from our host country Kenya.

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Date 03/12/2019

As Chairman of the Board of the German School Nairobi, I hope above all that we will continue to have such a great relationship between the Executive Board, the Administrative Board and the Board. This is the most important basis to improve the school for you students at the DSN and to prepare you for the challenges after school.

For us, this includes, among other things, improving the quality of teaching and the school infrastructure. This means that we want teachers and students to have fun in class and to feel comfortable in school - so that we have as many successful and happy students as possible at the DSN.

It is also important for us to expand the range of extra-curricular activities - the AG's - to improve the quality and to link them better with the lessons, e.g. a research group in physics or chemistry. We also want to include new topics that we do not yet offer in the areas of digitisation, design or film.

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Date 03/12/2019

Every year before Christmas you can read how stars and celebtrities spend their Christmas holidays and plan for the New Year. Of course we can do that too. Therefore we spoke with our school principal, Mrs. Seite and with Tim Bernhardt from the board of the school association.

1) Frau Seite, what are your intentions for 2020?
Frau Seite: Personally, I am too old for resolutions and at school everything should remain as it is.
 
2) What are your Christmas traditions?
In Germany it is forbidden to eat gingerbread before the 1st Advent, but in Kenya I had to start earlier. My children come, then Christmas Eve the tree is decorated by the children in the morning. The tree is bought a week in advance, and you must not put it up before Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve the children used to have to recite a poem or a song, but that is now abolished. Instead, everyone sings together and there is cheese fondue. In Germany we go to one grandparent on Christmas Day and two to three days later to the other grandparents. If we stay in Kenya, we usually get a visit over Christmas.
 
3) Which Christmas poem/song do you like best?
Every 2nd Advent the whole family is together to sing Advent, then everyone who wants to chooses a song and that is sung. We also sing on Christmas Eve in the church and on Christmas Day. But my daughter sings Christmas carols all year round. That is forbidden, it brings bad luck! My favorite poem is "Markt und Straßen sind verlassen" ("Market and streets are abandoned"), my favorite song is "Das Lied vom Schenken" ("The Song of Giving").

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Date 03/12/2019

Valentin Jagow (From Berlin):

1) Who do you celebrate Christmas with?
I always spend Christmas with my family, my parents, siblings and my grandfather.
 
2) When do you celebrate Christmas?
We always celebrate on the evening of 24 December. This is the day when we get our Christmas presents.
 
3) What do you eat on Christmas Eve?
At Christmas we always have lamb fillet, dumplings and red cabbage for dinner.
 
4) Do you have certain Christmas traditions?
We go to church every year to worship and then we have dinner.
 
Stephanie Nyawara (from Nairobi):

1) Who do you celebrate Christmas with?
I celebrate Christmas with my family, my parents and my two sisters.
 
2) When do you celebrate Christmas?
We celebrate Christmas on December 25th.
 
3) What do you eat on Christmas Eve?
 We traditionally eat a lot of African food at Christmas, so meat, chapati, chicken, mint meat and Ugali.
 
4) Do you have certain Christmas traditions?
We always eat the same food at lunch and dinner on December 25th. At noon we always watch two Christmas movies. Then we have dinner, watch another Christmas movie and go to bed. We don't give any presents.

Date 03/12/2019

It’s a struggle for Stephanie every day. After only 6 hours of sleep Stephanie must force herself out of bed at 4:30 am in the morning. With only 30 min to get ready, Stephanie has a frantic morning. She must get ready, change, eat breakfast and be at the bus stop by 5:00 am due to the severe traffic. She gets to school at 6:30, the time when her classmate Jonny is still sound asleep. Jonny leaves his house at 7:20 am. After a hard day at school Stephanie starts her journey home. With all the traffic she sometimes even gets home at 7:00 pm. Now she must do her homework, chores and eat dinner then go to sleep. After only 6 hours of sleep...

Date 03/12/2019

Class 11 traditionally travels to Germany during the last school week before the Christmas holidays. This year they will fly to Frankfurt/Main on Friday, November 28 and travel from there to Brakel and Heidelberg. We talked to Claudia, Bekote and Lucia about the trip.

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Date 03/12/2019

On the 1st of December class 8 will climb Mt. Kenya with Mr. Fanenbruck, Ms. Fallis and Mr. Karger. Or not... It has been postponed at the last minute due to the terrible weather. They’ve been preparing for it since the 30th October. That was when they started to break in their hiking boots, but at first some pupils did not wear them because they did not have them with them or simply didn't want to wear them. The following week they went to the Ngong Hills and the next day almost everyone's muscles hurt. Since the beginning of November, the students have been doing special exercises in gym class to improve their stamina. These included sit-ups, wall-sits, step-ups and later interval training. On November 20th and 21st they had kit-check with Mr. Reblin from Savage Wilderness who checked their rain protection, sleeping bags and boots. On November 27th the class produced energy bars with Mr. Kliem. They made banana-chocolate-chia and sesame-fruit bars.

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Date 02/12/2019

Please do not confuse with Racism.

Discrimination based on skin colour, also known as colourism or shadeism, is a form of prejudice or discrimination usually from members of the same race in which people are treated differently based on the social implications from cultural meanings attached to skin colour.

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Date 02/12/2019

The change of school from one continent to another and from one environment to another was not only physically but also psychologically challenging: I was used to a school that was quite large. To be honest, I definitely like a smaller school, like the DSN, because everyone knows each other and we're all a big family. 

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Date 26/11/2019

ast Friday the reading day took place at the DSN. Parents, students and teachers volunteered to read to students from grades 1-12 and to share a special reading experience with them. From interactive athletic reading actions to the reading police, the students were offered a lot of insights into the world of books.

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Date 26/11/2019

On Monday, 18th of November 2019, pupils in grades 10 to 12 were able to interview representatives of universities from Canada, the USA, England, Australia and France about possible studies at these universities: 
Thompson Rivers University, Canada
West Virginia University, USA
Durham University, UK
MacEwan University, Canada
Essec Business School, France
Griffith University, Australia

Mrs. Pugsley who organized this fair welcomes our students.

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Date 26/11/2019

Monday morning. The 10th grade school week begins with sports lessons - and begins on the tennis court until the Christmas holidays. Together with coach Pius, the tenth-graders get a taste of tennis, practice forehand and backhand and the first serves. This "school sport" is intended to whet the appetite for playing tennis in leisure time. And who knows, maybe a school team will get together soon ... or the upcoming Wimbledon victory will be won by a DSN alumnus!

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Date 25/11/2019

If one went in the past weeks by the kindergarten and the primary school, one heard again and again the old well-known St. Martin songs. St. Martin was painted on the windows of the kindergarten. All over the place lanterns were made. The stories and legends about Martin were told again and again.
This year we had to plan everything differently because of the construction works. But to skip St. Martin was never an option.

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Date 11/11/2019

Under the leadership of Prof. Serfling (Hochschule Rhein-Waal), a total of six representatives of a university consortium visited the GSN and spoke with the principal Mrs. Seite. This consortium is working on a DAAD funded project "Networking HAW Kenya". The aim of the project is to establish a university of applied sciences in Kenya. In addition, the university consortium aims to set up a Girls Vocation School for the coming year, in which girls in grades 9 to 12 will be encouraged to take STEM fields

Date 11/11/2019

Hello, I'm Moses, 14 years old and in 9th grade. I come from Kenya, but at the moment I live in Las Palmas - not Malle, but Gran Canaria. Right now I'm a guest student for three months at the German School Nairobi, where I was before, but in the kindergarten. When I was in eighth grade I decided to come back, like I mentioned as a guest student. In Nairobi, I am living in a German host family, together with four guest sisters who are very nice. At the GSN, I was not only warmly received by my classmates and the basketball team, but by all other students too. I am surprised that the students understand each other so well here. At my school you don't have so much contact to older students as it is considered not cool to talk to younger ones. I am glad that I came back again, as a few classmates from back then are still here. I have also made many new friends. The beginning was a bit difficult for me in a few subjects, because the curriculum is different from the one at the DSLPA. 

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Date 11/11/2019

At the Michael Grzimek School in Nairobi, lifelong friendships and ties are made - the most recent example being the meeting of the Abitur class of 1992, who came together as a group for the first time after 27 years and also visited the school last Friday.  At the beginning of this year, fourteen students from this class arranged via Whats App to meet on the first week of November. Eleven out of the fourteen realized their dream of reuniting and traveled from the following countries: -
 
Veit Kessen – Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia
Sabine Kontos (born Meinzingen) – Nairobi, Kenya
Peter Pleitz – Nairobi, Kenya
Jörg Gabriel – Moshi, Tanzania
Antje Rathke (born Hoffmeister) – Moshi, Tanzania
Doris Treml (born Hernegger) – Innsbruck, Austria
Agnes Hoffmeister (born Scholz) – Leonberg, Germany
Bjoern Pistis – Offenbach, Germany
David Böckler – Leipzig, Germany
Oliver Meisenberg – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bernhard Kiel – Las Vegas, USA
 
But the following were not able to be part of the event: -
 
Maike Krasensky – Germany
Frank Borchert – Germany
Andrej Holzer – Austria.

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Date 11/11/2019

This week we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Of course this event plays an important role in history lessons. Class 10, in a project, had the idea to also let the school community participate in some aspects of this part of recent German history. 

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Date 08/11/2019

 

A Friday in 20 or 50 years - what will it look like? Students in the 9th grade wrote their vision of the future in short stories, which they presented on Friday, November 1st 2019. The stories mostly reflected a future that we do not wish our students: surfing on plastic waves, clean air only from bottles, Berlin by the sea. Only rarely did a beautiful future flash and we very much hope that someone will invent the "greenhouse gas converter"... Classes 8 and 11 were invited as listeners and chose the short story of Ilana Reblin as their favourite story. The jury (Anita Mudanya, Herr Fanenbruck, Herr Vorein) liked Melanie Prieske's story best. Congratulations to both winners. All short stories take part in the writing competition of the "Stiftung Druck- und Papiertechnik". The prizewinners and their entire class will be able to travel to Düsseldorf in June 2020 for drupa, the largest international trade fair for the printing and print media industry.

 

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Date 04/11/2019

Education is the critical foundation for a better and more just world. By providing vocational training for young people across Africa, we can open up professional perspectives and contribute to this critical goal.

Since early 2019 the German School Nairobi is participating in a technical training program organized by the AHK Kenya, providing catering training to two teenagers. The three-year-long program is grounded in German educational standards and, hence, provides a unique and excellent opportunity to achieve a professional qualification in East-Africa. Upon completion of the program, trainees enter the workforce as professional chefs with a certification recognized both by the German and Kenyan government. 

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Date 04/11/2019

Sunday morning, October 27th, 5:45 a.m. Sixteen sporty students, parents and teachers sit in the school bus and drive from the school grounds towards the Uhuru Highway. It's unbelievable how many people are on the road so early on a Sunday morning! In the bus: typical conversations about proper nutrition, running socks and previous records. We can't use the first closed roads anymore. Then the bus driver finds a parking place near the starting area. The sun rises.

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Date 28/10/2019

Rainer Ebers
From 1992 to 2000 I was headmaster of the Michael-Grzimek-Schule, the German School Nairobi. These 8 years were for me a time of very intensive, but also very satisfying work, since both the students and the parents gave a direct "feedback" to us teachers. And obviously they were happy with what we were doing.
 
So, I was very pleased when I received an invitation from the school to come to Nairobi for the 50th anniversary celebration. Without hesitation, I accepted the invitation. How would a reunion with the school be, where I spent about a fifth of my working life, to which many beautiful memories bound me? Would I be disappointed because the school has changed in the many years since my return to Germany and is no longer the school where I spent the "peak" of my life?

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Date 14/10/2019

There's one daily routine you may not have considered when you signed up for this wonderful job description of Parenthood, especially the morning before school time .

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Date 14/10/2019

A baby that was 24/7 splashing and kicking in a basin. 

A baby that would only eat, if she had water near her to play with. 

Little did I know, I would become a competitive swimmer. 

I am Lucia Ruchti from grade 11, and I have had the opportunity to represent the country at numerous international meets. This year I had the golden opportunity to represent Kenya at the 7th Fina World Junior Championships and the 13th African Junior Championships. 

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Date 07/10/2019

On the 21st of September, the German School Nairobi went to the streets to protest for their future as part of the Global Climate Strike. In front of the UN and ironically the American Embassy, the students from Classes 8 to 12 protested the current state of affairs in which our climate future, as well as our world is at risk. With chants echoing the students missing school because the earth’s rapidly heating, the children and adults alike raise their voices to the global discussion of uncontrollable climate change and its danger. 

#FridaysForFuture #climatechangeisreal #future #zerowaste #klimastreik #ClimateStrike

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Date 30/09/2019

„Perhaps", Sibylle Seite begins the greeting of the meeting, "perhaps in a year no one will talk about this meeting any more. But maybe in 50 years, because something completely new has started".

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Date 23/09/2019

Wednesday, the 18th of September 2019
From Sarah Bernhardt, 8th grade

What exactly is climate change? I could have barely answered that question before today. I have always been interested in global issues like climate change. But today I didn’t just learn more about the problem, I also learned about the solutions and how I can have a positive impact on the world.
 
As I entered the Hall of Mirrors I saw several posters and slogans hanging on bulletin boards around the room. Students, teachers and parents from several classes were gathered here and took their seats. This gathering took place to spread awareness about climate change and tell people how they as an individual can change the world.

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Date 17/09/2019

At a recent Board Strategy Meeting of the school, one of the goals stated was to educate our students to be more environmentally aware. We were thus delighted that our high school graduates Angela, Jada and Latasha agreed to share their experiences from their participation in the Climate Change Diplomacy Week with students of Grades 10 and 11.

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Date 17/09/2019

Moritz, Mauwa, Leo, Milda, Malik
Lukas, Roxanna, Emma

Date 10/09/2019

As the Model United Nations activity gets more and more popular at the school, we, the advisors are obliged to provide our students with more input. And what better way to do it, than to invite experts from The United Nations to do this?

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Date 03/09/2019

Dear members,

We all invite you to visit and play at our two tennis courts behind the swimming pool. Tennis is a fantastic life-long sport that not only is a fun workout and keeps you healthy, but seriously stimulates your mind, too! Come and join us smashing balls! 
We have a membership-based user system for families or single members!  If you first want to try out the court, you can also buy vouchers. We very much hope to raise new interest among students so we can establish a tennis school team in the future!
Find our fee structure and application form here on the DSN website: http://www.dsnairobi.de/index.php?article_id=119&clang=0

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Date 26/08/2019

The "wall painting AG" with Grade 4 of last school term painted a creative row of shop fronts on the wall behind the primary school building. So beautifully painted are a bakery, a pet shop, a clothing store called Get Style, a coffee shop, a book store, a Heart shop, a flower store, a kiosk, a skateboard shop, a dance school and a sweet shop.

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Date 26/08/2019

The classroom of the incoming class 1 was splendidly decorated. A large cloth announced that class 1, the lion class, is at home here. The names of all the little lions were written on this welcome sheet.
The first graders came to school together with their parents, grandparents and relatives, the new school bag on their back, the beautifully designed school packet in their hands.

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Date 24/07/2019

Choosing the right employees is very important. Having a good team is not the only road to success. Helping them work well together is key. This will not only boost the bottom line but it will also reduce work place friction. The kinder garden team was privileged to have an enriching month of June with each week busy with after work activities that help in team collaboration as well as good team rapport that was enameled with fun. 

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Date 24/07/2019

With pleasant temperatures and dry weather, the sports games of the kindergarten could take place on June 21st on the sports field. Around 8:30 am the children started with their teachers and parents.

With a lively warm up, accompanied by great music (credits to class ten), all participants got into a sporty mood.

Then it started. The Kiga groups were spread out over six stations. They threw the ball, ran fast with water cups in the hand, balanced concentrated on the high balance beam, jumped from tire to tire, crawled through a net tunnel and sprinted on the track with a lot of speed.

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Date 24/07/2019

At a recent Board Strategy Meeting of the school, one of the goals stated was to educate our students to be more environmentally aware. We were thus delighted that our high school graduates Angela, Jada and Latasha agreed to share their experiences from their participation in the Climate Change Diplomacy Week with students of Grades 10 and 11. The workshop started with a very up-to-date presentation about the climate change situation, before the students worked in different groups to say what climate change means to them. To finish the workshop, the students carried out a simulation about potential future scenarios. Here it was evident how committed our students already are, and how worried they are about their own future. We thank Latasha, Jada and Angela for this very successful and effective workshop.

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Date 24/07/2019

On Thursday 27.06.2019 class 10 of German School Nairobi went on a class trip/social trip to Guesthouse Jane which is located in Naivasha till Saturday 29.06.2019.

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Date 24/07/2019

Class 5 celebrates Reading Success at Ozone!

“I read everywhere” is a great reading initiative of the Village Market. Read books, get a reading booklet signed by your teacher, and win vouchers for the entertainment areas of the mall.

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Date 24/07/2019

Here you can find the link for the newsletter, where parents can see the film of the final presentation and the pictures of the scholarship holder trip https://partner-ueber-grenzen.de/encounter/dsn-gsm
Date 24/07/2019

At the beginning of the school year, my students asked me if we would go on a class trip this year. "Of course", I said, not really convinced yet, because it would be my first overnight trip with a class 2, it would be my first class trip in Kenya. Somehow there were more reasons against it than for it.
 
But the questioning eyes of my children, their pleasure about the thought of an excursion took every doubt away and I began to tackle this project.
It is best to ask the class that was in the same situation last year. These children told me enthusiastically about their stay, that they would go back any time, it was beautiful, simply great. You have to know that this class was at the same camp at the same time last year. They told us that it had rained often, that the Tana River had overflowed its banks, that the campfire had to be cancelled because of rain. Nevertheless, last year’s Class 2 had had a great time.

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Date 02/07/2019

On Saturday, 22nd June, Geography teacher Marcus Fanenbruck and head of food Florian Kliem organized a brunch for students, teachers, parents, employees and everyone else interested in a healthy and sustainable diet. Also present: The Sauti Kuu Foundation of Dr. Auma Obama. (https://sautikuufoundation.org/en/startseite-en/)

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Date 02/07/2019

1. Day - 01.06.2019
Arriving in Bremen

On the 31st of May the scholarship students of class 7,8 and 9 and two other non-scholarships of class seven began their seven hour flight to Amsterdam. After our arrival in Amsterdam, we had a two hour stay in the airport. Afterwards we boarded the flight to Bremen that lasted 45 minutes. When we arrived we found our guest famillies already waiting for us. The meeting with the host families was great. Everyone was very friendly and they welcomed us with open hearts. Every scholarship student was accompanied by their guest family to their houses and we spent the rest of the day with each other. Some of us went shopping right away with our families  and some of us went to the park to have a walk. Some were also very tired from the long trip so they stayed at home or had a nap.

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Date 24/06/2019

On Thursday, 20.6.2019 it was time: Two colonies of stingless bees arrived at the school. We have selected the locations beforehand. One colony will live near the pond, another one behind the art rooms. We thank Dr. Lattorff from the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi who answered our many questions and provided the bees from the Kakamega Forest.

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Date 24/06/2019

After our men's national team didn't do very well at the World Cup last year, we are placing all our hopes on our women's national team this year!

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Date 24/06/2019

Last Friday, the music department was happy to present the annual Summer Music concert for class 5-11. This year, the theme was "DSN will Rock You", and Queen's music played a vital role throughout the show.

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Date 24/06/2019

On Tuesday, May 21st we, the class 7, were getting ready for our field trip to Krones. We were hoping to get a better idea of what our future job could be. After a 45 min drive we arrived at Krones with our teacher Mr. Nyakang’o.

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Date 17/06/2019

Sharing and being there for each other is a topic on several occasions during the Kindergarten year.

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Date 17/06/2019

Last Saturday, 08 June 2019, the "International Cultural Festival" took place at the Nairobi National Museum.

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Date 17/06/2019

On the 27th of May 2019, the German School Nairobi Students of class 10 visited a construction site of a planned residential resort. It is located in Nairobi's most elite suburbs, in a location considered to be the most desired in the city, and just a relatively short distance from the UN, US Embassy and Diplomatic High Commissions.

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Date 17/06/2019

On Tuesday, the 21st  of May 2019, we, class 8, went on a fieldtrip to Brown’s. During our German classes we prepared questions that we would ask at Brown’s.

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Date 07/06/2019

Look after our planet with care, ‘cos it’s a planet we all share. Humans, animals, plants and trees, let’s all live together in harmony – Mother Earth song

As calming as these words may be, the question still remains, “ Do you still care for the things around you?”

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Date 07/06/2019

Last Thursday we, the meerkats of class 1a, got a visit from dentist Dr. Sabine Fiedler during our science lesson.

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Date 07/06/2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Sports hall decked in white and green, the colours now associated with the German School Nairobi, set the tone for the graduation of Class 12, for the academic year of 2018/19. After the national anthems of Kenya and Germany, the moderators, Sindy Golgota and Megan Mwenda, guided us through what was the last day for the class.

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Date 04/06/2019

On the 6th of May the traditional Career-evening took place at the DSN. As always parents, business people and workers from local organisations came to present to the students from grade 8-11 and eventually also answer questions from them. For that we are very thankful.

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Date 27/05/2019

Last weekend chef Florian Kliem and geography teacher Marcus Fanenbruck visited the new training and sports centre in Kogelo.

Ideas for a future cooperation were discussed in many team meetings and discussions. After interviews with local farmers on Friday, we were able to take part in a workshop of Soil & More on Saturday.

The workshop focused on how to work sustainably in agriculture without producing any waste products and thus improving one's income.

On Sunday, Mr Kliem presented to the young people and their parents how new recipe ideas can be used to produce new end products from local agricultural products and thus achieve added value when selling them.

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Date 17/05/2019

With the traditional Recycling Fashion Show, the annual Art Exhibition was launched on the evening of the 11th of May. The theme for all the classes was FLYING. Firstly we had Klasse 1A and 1B on the stage in colourful bird creations followed by the flying creatures of Klasse 9 wearing their selfmade costumes that included aliens, butterflies, an angel, a pilot, a witch and many more. 

Open until Friday the 17th of May, the diverse artworks of kindergarden classes up to Klasse 12 can be seen in the art rooms and the mirror room.

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Date 14/05/2019

The Special Olympics Kenya National Team represented the country in March at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu -Dhabi, UAE.

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Date 14/05/2019

A very big thank you to a parent who wishes to stay anonymous, for putting a roof to the table tennis table at the sports field which was kindly sponsored by the German Speaking Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Kenya for ensuring the comfort of our table tennis players.

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Date 13/05/2019

For the 4th time, the Anti-Drug-Day took place at the German School Nairobi on Thursday, 11.04.2019. This year's project day was organized by Ms. Seite, Mr. Busch, Ms. Budde, Ms. Pache, Mr. Fanenbruck and Mr. Gehrke. All students of grades 8 to 10 participated. The aim this time was for the students to deal with, discuss and agree on ideas, contributions and demands for a drug-free school. 


 

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Date 01/04/2019

The playground equipment is here and already installed. Many thanks to Patrick, Antony and the whole team.

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Date 01/04/2019

It got loud in school and Kindergarten last Friday. Meaning: louder than usual. Nine girls from the group Bloco Malagasy fired up the kids with their Afro-Brazilian drums.

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Date 25/03/2019

The signs were not good: first the class teacher was injured, an accompanying person had to jump off and then the bush at Mt Kenya was on fire.

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Date 22/03/2019

In the second term of the current academic year, the primary school classes elected new class representatives.

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Date 18/03/2019

Dear parents, 
We would like to thank you once again for taking part in the presentation of the project learning week. The day began in the auditorium with several performances, for example by third-class cyclists. The aim of project learning is to learn in active and new ways; in a multidisciplinary way. During the week, the classes worked intensively on their projects, ranging from bicycle driving licences to children's rights and the topic of globalisation. 

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Date 18/03/2019

Last week, Wednesday, the DSN organised for the second time an information event of the series School with Parents.

This time it was about nutrition and agriculture at our school.

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Date 18/03/2019

The teachers of the DSN had set themselves an ambitious goal: they wanted to push ahead with some of the steps that had already been taken to improve our services and also to set one or two new accents.

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Date 18/03/2019

 

The Students’ Council organized a Carnival party on the 23.02.2019 for the Secondary school students.
Students dressed in costumes and wore make up to match their chosen characters as they gathered together at the sports hall. From mummies, to queens, to cows, to the well-known Yokozuna and some spooky ghosts too. Creativity on another level!

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Date 18/03/2019

We, the students of Class 10, organised this year’s swimming gala.

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Date 18/03/2019

As the bell rang, marking the beginning of the weekend, all students ran to the buses or were picked up by their parents. At the same time, two cars drove into the school compound, bringing 5 inspectors from the KICD to school, with the intention of inspecting the school’s labs.

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Date 11/03/2019

Every year on the 14th February is a festive day for all gardeners: Valentine's Day. People share their affection, love or simply friendship with roses and other nice things with their fellow human beings. Valentine's Day was celebrated at the German School this year.

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Date 11/03/2019

On Tuesday, 26.02.2019 the journalist and author Andreas Baum visited the German School Nairobi to talk to the pupils of the classes 11 and 12 and to give them an insight into his debut novel "Wir waren die neue Zeit" (We were the new era). The novel is set in 1990 and outlines life in the squatter scene in Berlin at the time.

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Date 11/03/2019

Do we need to say more?


We can state with little doubt that the German School Nairobi has emerged as one of the most successful schools at the 37th EAMUN conference.

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Date 11/03/2019

Acquiring knowledge through practical action and own ideas, instead of sitting for hours in the classroom in different subjects. This is the idea of project learning, which the students of the German school Nairobi were working on from 5 March to 9 March 2019. The topics of the individual projects were dealt with in an interdisciplinary way.

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Date 08/03/2019

Class 7

 

The study of the youth novel "Krabat" by Otfried Preußler took place in project lessons in station and group work, examining contents related to the subjects of maths, German, history and art. The students were very creative and committed in implementing the offers from the individual subjects. The results are presented in the classroom of class 7, which is now a "Krabat room".

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Date 08/03/2019

 

CLASS 4 - 50 Years DSN – 50 years children rights

What do "rights" mean to the kids in fourth grade? Together with Mrs. Budke the children deal with this topic and additionally get to paint the walls of the school with Mrs. von Rensburg. ‘’Education, healthy food, rest'' are only some of the answers that came from Victoria, Lica and Josef. In addition, thanks to this project, the artistic talents of the fourth-graders are truly shown.

 

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Date 07/03/2019

During the Project Learning Week, the students from class 1 to 11 address and learn about a wide range of topics, combining different subjects. They work according to the school curriculum in groups led by class and subject teachers.

 

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Date 06/03/2019

Workshop- and project-oriented learning actively involves students in a more intense manner than everyday lessons do. Not only do the students work and research independently in order to obtain new information, they must also work together and link different pieces of information in different aspects to each other. During the Project Learning Week, the students from class 1 to 11 address and learn about a wide range of topics, combining different subjects. They work according to the school curriculum in groups led by class and subject teachers.

 

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Date 25/02/2019

We, class 8 went on a trip to Mt. Longonot on the 14th of February 2019. We left school at 8:00 a.m. and arrived at the National Park at 10:30 a.m.. Although it was a hard and tiring climb to the top, we were proud of ourselves for making it that far. After a long break at the hut on the crater, three students decided to join Mr. Fanenbruck and Mr. Simon on the journey to the peak and around the crater, while the others followed behind, only going a short distance and then making their way back down.

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Date 25/02/2019

Last Sunday a large part of our school community spend a relaxing afternoon at the tennis court and swimming pool. It started of with a tennis competition, the Schleifchenturnier, where parents and kids were able to play together and against each other. After the game, the younger kids were also able to play tennis. For some of them it was their first tennis experience.

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Date 15/02/2019

After the great success of our charity run in 2018, the German School Nairobi was again invited to inaugurate 3 water tanks in Kalava on 6th Feb 2019. This time, parents and a representative of the school board accompanied the delegation. Here are some impressions of this long day trip!

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Date 15/02/2019

Small and large catastrophes, as presented in the famous ballads such as the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” or the “Alder King” by Goethe, extracts from “The Glove” by Schiller or from the “The Boy on the Moors” by Droste-Hülshoff were acted out by students of Class 7 as part of their ballad studies.

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Date 08/02/2019

In 2011 the St. Augustine Center was founded in the slums of Kihunguro and Gitambaya, 40 km outside of Nairobi. It had one main objective at its initialisation: to provide education to many vulnerable children, in a holistic and loving way as well as in a sustainable manner.

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Date 08/02/2019

On the 06 of February 2019 the event "The Treasures of Kenya - Between the Cradle of Humanity and Masai Mara" took place at the German School Nairobi.

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Date 08/02/2019

Langeoog is Germany's first...

A             Organic egg community
B             Fairtrade Island
C             Vegan Zone
D             Island with small train

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Date 08/02/2019

we still can't believe it, but we had the most successful year of donations for the 24 good deeds Advent calendar. In total, we have sent over 13,000 calendars to 32 countries. Thanks to your donations, from October 2018 to the end of January 2019 we received a total of 346,217 €.

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Date 08/02/2019

This year we had a record number of first time participants in the team.

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Date 01/02/2019

The beautiful sunny weather and joy of a Friday was not the only thing that came with the date. This was after the reception of a luncheon invitation that was beautifully organized by our parent representatives for the teachers and the administration departments.

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Date 18/01/2019

Class 4 is very excited, that the new students Alexis, Lexi, Phina, Ruby and Tendai joined our class.  We were looking forward to that for a long time!

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Date 11/01/2019

The German school students got a chance to perform at the Discovering Young talent concert held at the Muthaiga Country club on 1st December 2018.

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Date 11/01/2019

All roads led to Tigoni on 2nd December 2018. The Christmas is coming  themed concert was finally here.

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Date 06/12/2018

Impressions of the Christmas Concert in the Abeey of the Benedictines in Tigoni

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Date 30/11/2018

On Saturday 24th November 2018, Emmanuel Lehmann was among 1500 Scouts who attended the Patrons Day Awards ceremony held at the State House Nairobi.

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Date 30/11/2018

The 20th of November 2018: Bags packed, notes ready, students and teachers ready, time to go to the French School Nairobi.One hundred years ago was the day that the First World War, which tore apart whole nations and took the lives of many innocent people finally came to an end. To commemorate this anniversary, class 9 and 10 as well as Mr Gehrke went to the only French school in Nairobi.

 

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Date 30/11/2018

The Model United Nations (MUN) conferences have not even begun, yet we can already boast about the success of the German School MUN team!

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Date 23/11/2018

The 8 teams from Under 7 to U13 travelled to Kasarani Sport Grounds to play against Kasarani Youth Soccer Academy (KYSA).  It was big fun although we lost most matches. This we had expected since the kids of these local sport clubs play football every day of the week, while ours only train on Saturdays.  

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Date 23/11/2018

What a tough game! The DSN girls basketball team played against Braeburn, Brookhouse, St.Christophers and St.Andrews Turi

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Date 23/11/2018

The German swimming  team was presented by Lucia Ruchti, Paulina Loose Emma Wappler and Hanan Khan. Lucia won two golds and one silver medal, Emma Wappler won 3 Bronze medals.

Date 23/11/2018

The German school team participated on 10th November 2018 in the U19 KAIISSO Boys football finals and won a silver. The team played very and had a chance of winning the finals but unfortunately we lost against Breaside 1:0

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Date 23/11/2018

The Sports Hall of the DSN slowly began to fill up on Friday evening. All children had their lanterns with them, handcrafted during weeks of work in Kindergarten and Primary School. The sets for the St Martin’s Play were ready on the stage. Pupils of Class 4 had prepared the play. The tension rose. Our actors and actresses suffered from stage fright!

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Date 16/11/2018

The team of student mediators has got new red hoodies so they can be easily recognized by everyone on the school compound.

Thank you very much, dear student mediators, for your reliable help in the conflict resolution.

Date 16/11/2018

In the last two weeks, we had training in school on how to put out fires. This was not about evacuation of students and teachers during a fire, but about how to behave when a fire breaks out.

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Date 16/11/2018

The Athletics Games took place - like every year - at our school on the sports field of the DSN. All the pupils gathered on the sports field promptly at 8.00 a.m.

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Date 02/11/2018

"I really enjoyed the Nairobi Marathon, even though I only ran 5.2 km."

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Date 26/10/2018

Date 26/10/2018

Fabulous mini mural painted by kunst AG for the primary school area. Well done to the artists!


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Date 26/10/2018

From the 11th to the 14th of October the Sarit Centre held the 65th annual Orchid competition for the Kenyan Orchid Society.

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Date 12/10/2018

On 06.10.2018, the kindergarten together with many children, parents, grandparents and guests organized a colorful family day. Our kindergarten families, their relatives and friends were invited to spend time with their children on our kindergarten grounds.

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Date 12/10/2018

Working as a nanny with kids every day is hectic. Between changing diapers, playing in the sandbox and getting the little ones to eat and sleep on some sort of schedule, there is simply not enough time to get it all done. We value the amazing work that our nannies do for the families we serve each and every day.

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Date 12/10/2018

“Ok, students, rearrange your furniture for the examination now! …And now it is time for group work. You can work in groups of 2, 3 or 4. Please put the furniture together quickly.”

'Quickly' is the key word in the last sentence, as with the traditional furniture most schools have, there is nothing quick about moving around heavy furniture, and rearranging it could take the better part of a lesson.

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Date 12/10/2018

On Wednesday, 29th September 2018, our teacher Mrs Busch, Berit Landorff and we visited the Mathare North Primary School.
 
The purpose of our visit was to educate teenage girls how to deal with menstruation. During this project, we donated several hundred packs that contained reusable sanitary articles.

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Date 12/10/2018

Two weeks ago the big day had finally come – 4 buses with 70 children from classes 5, 6a, 6b and 7 set off to the National Theatre to watch the much-praised musical Tinga Tinga.

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Date 12/10/2018

PASCH celebrated its 10th Anniversary here at the German School Nairobi on the 26th of September. PASCH is an initiative under the motto of “School – Partners of the Future”. It is made up of a world-wide network of 1,800 schools, where German has high importance.

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Date 04/10/2018

On Monday all DSN teachers met once again to further improve the quality of the lessons.

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Date 04/10/2018

Anyone who saw the chemistry laboratory last Friday was somewhat surprised.

It was just seven o'clock, the chairs had already been lowered, test tube stands with colourfully marked tubes stood on the tables, a beaker with a pipette was ready for its blue detection liquid, worksheets and various fruits were waiting for our young scientists.

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Date 04/10/2018

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung has partnered with the Kenya Institute of Puppetry Theatre (KIPT) to enhance democracy using puppetry and they identified the German School Nairobi, for the pretest step of the content.

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Date 04/10/2018

After seven months Valentin Befarf finishes his internship at the GSN. He supported the School Social Work resourcefully and with a lot of enthusiasm before and after the summer holidays.

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Date 18/09/2018


Performance of the project "Freedom" 2017

Homeland - where is homeland, what is my homeland, what does homeland mean to me? From 22 - 30 October, 15 students from Germany will be dealing with these questions together with students from the German School Nairobi and the StarKids Slum School. Participating are members of the German-speaking Evangelical Lutheran congregation, who will also contribute to this project.

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Date 12/09/2018

Starting next Monday, all students are welcome to solve their conflicts with our new student mediators.

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Date 12/09/2018

On Monday, August 20, the school started again. Everywhere one could hear laughter and a cheerful buzz of voices. After six weeks of vacation it was nice to see their friends again. There was so much to tell.

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Date 24/08/2018

During the last days of the summer holidays, I met Christine Masta from BASF in Nairobi and the heads of the Kids and Teens Lab at BASF's headquarters in Ludwigshafen. I was not only surprised that this city is dominated by the chemical research, but also by the perfect integration of industry into the communities where workers and employees live in the region.

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