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Calendar

29.11.2014
The German Charity Christmas Bazaar
of the German Speaking Church in Nairobi
(Riverside Drive 113)

30.11.2014
Christmas concert at Tigoni

01.12.2014
Board meeting

03.12.2014
03. – 18.12.
Study trip to Germany of Class 11

05.12.2014
Nikolausfeier Kindergarten

06.12.2014
Educational day secondary school

09.12.2014
Information evening for the new scholarship students

09.12.2014
"Christmas in a box"
Primary School visits the retirement home in Runda.

10.12.2014
Christmas Party of the staff and teachers

11.12.2014
Christmas celebration at GSN
Last school day before christmas holidays

Welcome at the German School Nairobi!

Karibu mgeni!

We are delighted 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.

Our school's bilingual profile will be further accentuated and enhanced by the impending introduction of the "Deutsche Internationale Abitur" (German International High School Diploma / School Leaving Examination Certificate) which will, at the same time, help to maintain our high quality standard and international competitiveness.

At present, 182 students from 30 different nationalities attend classes at our school. Our extensive compound also accommodates our bilingual kindergarten (116 children) and our boarding house offering 20 places.

News

Date 28/11/2014

On Friday the 21st of November 2014, after a week full of "when will the reading bell ring again?", the DSN Primary school participated in the German nationwide reading day. Each child signed up for two books earlier in the week and in, second period, they went off to the different readers.

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Date 27/11/2014

Clapping could be heard throughout the school, followed by a loud “Olé!”. On Friday, the 21st November 2014 the German School hosted a flamenco workshop for students.

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Date 26/11/2014

On Sunday 23rd November, the club held its Year End Tournament. Although only announced two weeks before the actual tournament, we were delighted that over 25 players joined the trophy race. Luckily, the consistently bad weather in the weeks before had mercy and presented itself from its best side on both Saturday and Sunday. 

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Date 20/11/2014

On the first week of November we, the students of class 11, became researchers in various companies across Nairobi. Our goal was to find out the location factors of different companies and then apply the theories we have learned in geography class to the specific situation of the company. To do this we asked a hundred and one questions each day, which was problematic for some because some pieces of information was confidential. Yet all we wanted was to get good grades! The whole class has cleaned up their act because of the upcoming Abitur. We have gone from being the class that hardly participated or did homework, to the class where everyone worked diligently and eagerly raised their hands to contribute to class discussions. 

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Date 20/11/2014

The day started very early on the 15th of November 2014 at 8:30 a.m. for all the chess talents who came to the Chess Tournament hosted at the German School Nairobi sports hall. Although a couple who had initially registered failed, a whopping 54 students aged 7-12 from various schools in Nairobi, from Peponi House to Braeburn Academy and even our own German School, were there and were ready for a day of making new friends, competing against their peers and, of course, having fun. 

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Date 20/11/2014

On 20.11.2014 all children and teachers of the Preschool and Elementary School met in the sports hall to take a picnic to celebrate the International Children’s Day under the motto Children’s rights.

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Date 20/11/2014

How fast time goes! It feels as if we just chose the “new” scholarship students the other day, but they have already been part of Class 5 for the last 3 months, and it was time once again to choose new scholars for the new academic year!

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Date 19/11/2014

On Sunday, the 30th of November there will take place the traditional Christmas Concert of the German School Nairobi at 3 p.m. in Tigoni. This time the program will not be really traditional, following the motto „Rocking Christmas“. But behind the words you will find something more than pure Rock Music. Come, listen and be amazed about the wonder of Christmas and the performances by classes 1 to 12 and the German Community Choir.

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Date 14/11/2014

35 students from the DSN took part in the annual orchid show art sompetition held at the Sarit Exhibition Centre earlier this month. 

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Date 07/11/2014

Last week the Giant hearing center and the Eagle Eye Laser & diagnostics Centre, checked all registered students. 

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Date 07/11/2014

On Saturday, 1st November 2014, you could find hard working parents and students of Class 2 on our school grounds. With brush, shovel and hoe, they have beautified our school grounds in a voluntary work.

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Date 31/10/2014

The school has a long established exchange programme with Nairobi Academy (NA), a British Curriculum School in Karen, Nairobi. The programme was set up with the view of allowing both schools to gain from each other: the GSN students thus get an insight into other school systems in our host country, whereas the NA students can see in practice what schools “in Germany” are like, rather than simply theorising about it in their Foreign Language German classes.

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Date 17/10/2014

The Careers Counselling Department of the GSN organised a meeting for all students doing Vocational Studies, as well as all students of Class 9, with trainees of the company Merck on Tuesday the 7th of October. 

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Date 16/10/2014

On October, 11th our school opened its doors to host our annual Sommerfest. True to its name the day was very summerly. While the sun burned down on them, classes 11 and 12 put up the barbeque and the salad bar. Crates with sodas and water were stacked in the back of the tent. 

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Date 14/10/2014

The DSN has 32 students taking part in this year’s Orchid Art Competition for the Annual Kenya Orchid Show which will be taking place in the Exhibition Hall of the Sarit Centre from 17th October until 20th October, 2014.

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Date 10/10/2014

THANK YOU!

We would like to mention a big thank you to class 12, all the parents who helped and those who came to support, teachers and not to forget the staff, which helped in the preparations especially Antony Mungai, John Kamau and Francis Mburukwa.

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Date 09/10/2014

"Our Balancing Park is here!"

During the last term, our primary school children helped plan the improvement of the primary school yard (the mini-SV conducted surveys in their classes). Their first wish was realized with the construction of the sandbox.

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Date 08/10/2014

The final round of the Experimento project took place on Sunday the 28th of September 2014 at the school. This project was carried out by the Siemens Foundation in conjunction with the German School Nairobi and several Kenyan schools.The project aims to impart German know-how to participants in our host country.

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Date 19/09/2014

On the 16th of October the newly elected Mini-SV (Kira and Kian, Nela and Kris, Melanie and Micah) went on their inauguration trip to the Safari Walk. 

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Date 12/09/2014

Harald Mink, an ex-teacher at the German School Nairobi, collects 11,400 Euros as a donation for the St. Augustine Education Centre, which the GSN supports since 2009.  

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Date 12/09/2014

We have already started the planning for the next school calendar 2015 and would be very happy to offer this popular publication, which is as well a great Christmas present, at the end of this year again to all parents, teachers and members of the German School Society.

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Date 04/09/2014

On September 03, 2014, the students of the German School Nairobi met for pupils’ assembly in the third lesson. Like every year at this time there was only one topic: the election of the new Students’ council (SV)!

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Date 03/09/2014

Who does not remember the first day at school? For most people this day is remarkable and an important milestone in their childhood. The first day at school might bring excitement and anticipation, but at the same time a tingling sensation in the stomach and perhaps even fear or concerns.

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Date 02/09/2014

With immediate effect, the German School Nairobi is recognized as CertiLingua- School in accordance with the provisions of CertiLingua label of excellence for plurilingual, European and international competences.

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Date 29/08/2014

Dear Kindergarten kids, Pupils, Parents, Teacher and Staff at the German School Nairobi! We are looking forward to invite you all on October, 11th 2014 to our second consecutive Sommerfest at the DSN.

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Date 21/06/2014

On June 21 our student’s Volleyball- Team, which gets together to play each Thursday usually between 5:00 and 6:30, visited a Volleyball tournament at the Rift Valley Academy (RVA), accompanied by our PE teacher, Ms Weller, and our former student and sportsman Mark-Jamal Kamolleh. After a long 1-hour drive, we safely reached at around 9 o’clock and almost immediately had to play our first match. 

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Date 20/06/2014

As the academic year comes to an end, we would like to remind all parents that all text books from the school’s book lending system, as well as all library books must be returned by all students and parents at the latest by the 3rd of July 2014. Please note that the collection of books will be done according to the following plan:

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Date 13/06/2014

Where the Primary School lives & On your spades, get ready, go! – THE WINNERS

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Date 13/06/2014

“Who’s the werewolf?” - Werewolves, Mafia or a night in Palermo is a game popular amongst the people in class 10. Like in previous class-trips, the class would meet every evening night after night around the bonfire and would try to solve who killed the innocent people of Palermo in the most gruesome ways imaginable. The students could let their imagination run wild with intense court cases and accusation, which would leave any lawyer breathless! But of course that is not the only thing we did!

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Date 12/06/2014

After having already said good-bye to the graduates Tiva Joslyn, Leandro Ngomane and Joas Volz as well as to the leaving students Leon Manavi and Erik Martin-Lorz on the class trip in Naru Moru,  the second part of the farewell took place on Thursday, 12th June 2014, at the German School Nairobi. 

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Date 06/06/2014

The new sandpit in the playground of the Primary School was “inaugurated” on the 6th of June, in a ceremony perfectly organized by the Head of the Primary School, and put together by the Mini Students Council (SC).

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Date 05/06/2014

We would like to inform you of the Prom Night the Student Council has organized with the help of a Prom Committee. 

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Date 04/06/2014

The last workshop of the Siemens Experimento took place on Wednesday the 4th of June 2014. Five specifically trained teachers (including 2 from the German School) passed on their knowledge of the experiment kits to 20 teachers from Kenyan public schools. The kits have been designed for Primary School children of age 8 and above.

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Date 27/05/2014

On Tuesday, 27.5. 2014, Class 4 of the GSN visited the Organic Vegetable Farm of Aunty Carol, in Ngong Town, together with the children of Jukumu Letu. At 8 o’clock we set off by bus to meet the children of Jukumu Letu. When we arrived at the farm they ran to the bus. That was a very warm welcome! 

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Date 27/05/2014

The key objective of the board is, in conjunction with the school management team, to sustain the high quality of our school and to initiate improvements in few specific areas. 

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Date 26/05/2014

The following decisions were made:

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Date 23/05/2014

Five teams from the German School Football Centre competed in the Mini World Cup at the International School of Kenya last Saturday. 

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Date 19/05/2014

Some students from classes 7 and 8 went on tour to the Kenya Tents Ltd. with Ms Weber-Bernardo on the 19 May. Kenya Tents is a company that creates tents in different sizes and for different purposes. Some of the tents are for camping and others are for events.

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Date 19/05/2014

On Monday the 19th of May the classes 7 and 8 visited the multi-national German company, Bayer East Africa Ltd.  Bayer manufactures pharmaceutical and agricultural products. On the way we learnt a lot about the company and its purposes.

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Date 16/05/2014

The students of the GSN have published a book. The presentation of the book project “Tierisch gut!” will be celebrated on Friday the 16th of May at 8am in the sports hall of GSN.

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Date 15/05/2014

The annual Careers Evening of the German School Nairobi took place on the 15th of May. As always, we had parents, business people and colleagues present at the school to introduce their respective professions and careers to our students of Classes 9 – 12, as well as to answer any questions that followed. We thank all the participating professionals sincerely for this.

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Date 15/05/2014

A lovely story about our reading contest from Sy and Felix, Class 4. 

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Date 15/05/2014

On Monday the 19th of May 2014, there will be no lessons for students from Classes 5 – 11, as the oral Abitur examinations of the German School Nairobi will take place on this day. 

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Date 13/05/2014

Guests and parents welcome! Our reading contest of the primary school will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 9.40 am to 11.00 am at our school library. Participants of the competition are students of classes 2 to 4,  students of class 1 will read out of competition , the pre-school children will be there as guests.

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Date 09/05/2014

The following rules were made at the Teachers’ Conference of the 5th of May 2014 regarding the use of mobile phones and other electronic devices on the school compound:

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Date 08/05/2014

All Tennis fans watch out! Our Tennis Club offers a great early bird discount. 

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Date 03/05/2014

Don't miss it! The GSN Art Department would like to invite you to our Art Exhibition 2014 - an event with tradition. Like always you can look forward to impressive art work from our students.

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Date 02/05/2014

On April 5, the German School Football Centre’s U6 (Under-6), U7, U9 and U11 teams played home matches against Kibera Rovers.

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Date 02/05/2014

Information from our Head of Primary School, Ms Philine Myburgh:

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Date 02/05/2014

Information from our Administration Manager, Mr Karl Stigler:

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Date 04/04/2014

The following decisions were made:

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Date 01/04/2014

Study opportunities in Germany - an exciting lecture by Christoph Hansert, head of the DAAD offices in Nairobi and his assistant Svenja Mank. The evening was hosted by the Resource Centre of the German School Nairobi in the gymnasium of the GSN.

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Date 25/03/2014

The Primary School children all took part in a worldwide art competition - drawing and painting their dream car for Toyota.

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Date 11/03/2014

We have 4 new interns at the GSN who give valuable support in different fields:

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Date 10/03/2014

Christoph Hansert, the director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Nairobi will hold a presentation on higher education possibilities in Germany and financial support from DAAD.

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Date 07/03/2014

All hell broke loose in the Kindergarten and the Primary school last Tuesday. The school celebrated Carnival truly in the way known to us in Germany.

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Date 28/02/2014

The initial news we received before the conference was that Kevin's resolution (The question of reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism on a global scale) had not made it to this year's agenda, due to formatting issues.

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Date 28/02/2014

Here are the resolutions from the last school board meeting:

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Date 24/02/2014

The new collection of T-shirts, polos, shorts and caps with the GSN logo has finally arrived:

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Date 19/02/2014

The students had not had much time to train for this year's swimming gala because due to unforeseen circumstances the date was moved one week ahead.

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Date 11/02/2014

The sudden change of weather had the organizers of presentation day quite worried, but then it turned out that the weather gods indeed took mercy on the school, as headmaster Mr Boddenberg observed in his welcome speech.

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Date 10/02/2014

On Tuesday the 4th of February, we were pleased to welcome 7 members to the Beginners German Course for adults.

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Date 03/02/2014

Sellers can still register for the Flea Market on 15th February 2014 by sending an Email to flohmarktdsn@gmail.com and pay the fee of 1000 KSH at the Cashier's Office with Virginia Gacunku.

Date 31/01/2014

12 students from Classes 7, 8 and 9 participated at the annual Middle School Model United Nations Programme at the UNON from Tuesday 24th February to Friday 28th February.

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Date 30/01/2014

Here are the resolutions from the last school board meeting:

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Date 30/01/2014

Mr Karl Stigler has taken over as the new Administration Manager at the school from the 1st of January 2014.

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Date 28/01/2014

Due to several organisational reasons the swimming gala at the German School will not take place on 21st February but on Friday, 14th February 2014. 

Date 15/01/2014

We would like to welcome our new Scholarship Students:

Sandra Juma, Wangui Kiama, George Mwangi, Joyce Ndungi and Awino Ollows!

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Date 09/12/2013

Dear Parents and Students,

At the end of this year my husband and I are expecting our first child.

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Date 06/12/2013

The school administration is open from 16 to 20 December and 02 to 08 January from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The school is closed from 23 December to 1 January. First school day is 9 January 2014.

Date 06/12/2013

The ordered calendars can be picked up at the reception from Monday, 9th December 12 a. m..

Date 05/12/2013

As usual, the annual Christmas Concert of the GSN thrilled both young and older members of the audience alike.

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Date 05/12/2013

Last Thursday all Kindergarten children celebrated St. Nicolas Day with a big party in the sports hall.

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Date 02/12/2013

This academic year's first event organised by students was the ''autumn disco'' for all students between grade 4 and 7.

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Date 29/11/2013

September and October in Germany. What may one imagine? Cold? Probably. Rain? Sometimes. We, class 11 experienced all these and more during our trip to south Germany.

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Date 29/11/2013

Here are the resolutions from the last school board meeting:

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Date 22/11/2013

Even though we are physically far away from Germany, our students still participated in the Reading Day, organised by the foundation "LESEN und die ZEIT". This event takes place all over Germany.

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Date 22/11/2013

On Wednesday 20th November 2013, on the International Children's Day of the United Nations, the children of Primary and Preschool of the German School Nairobi met to have a breakfast picnic.

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Date 22/11/2013

On the 14th of November 2013, Class 4 students of the GSN made their way to the Norwegian School. The journey was very long, but finally we were there, and had to go straight to the sports field. Other schools, such as the Japanese and the Swedish schools were also there.

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Date 14/11/2013

St. Martin's songs filled the air at the German School Nairobi, as the children of the Kindergarten and the Primary School celebrated Martinmas with songs they had been long practising. The event took place on Friday the 9th of November on the school grounds.

 

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Date 13/11/2013

We are delighted to announce that Katherine Kitur, Class 10 has been selected to be a reporter in  the Press Corps at the forthcoming East African Model United Nations (February 2014).

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Date 13/11/2013

The German School's annual Athletics Games took place onTuesday the 5th of November.

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Date 07/11/2013

A cloudless sky and lots of sunshine: the weather could have not been more perfect for the Summer Party at the school. The large variety of activities and games promised a fun-filled afternoon for the young and not-so-young alike!

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Date 31/10/2013

On the 23rd of October 2013, we had a Primary School Assembly. Our new Headmistress, Ms Myburgh wanted to introduce herself to us.

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Date 24/10/2013

The primary school section of the German school took part in a childrens art competition held at the Sarit Centre last weekend.

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Date 11/10/2013

On the 2nd of October, the children of classes 1 and 2 made a grand appearance at the reception of the German Embassy, which took place to celebrate the German Reunification Day, as well as 50 years of Kenyan- German relations.

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Date 30/09/2013

Here are the resolutions from the last school board meeting:

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Date 26/09/2013

On the 19th and 20th of September, Classes 2 - 5 participated in this year's annual Hay Festival, a festival that is organised by Storymoja.

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Date 25/09/2013

More than 500,000 students from 2,264 schools (49 of them being German Schools Abroad) participated in the Junior Election, a project for the political education of students in the framework of the recently concluded German National Elections. Students from Classes 8 - 12 from our school also voted on Friday last week.

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Date 06/09/2013

On 04th of September the Student's Council for the academic year 2013/14 was elected.

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Date 06/09/2013

At the beginning of the new academic year we could welcome five new interns at the German School. They will stay with us until December and give valuable support to the Primary School, SEk I and II as well as the social education and counselling.

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Date 06/09/2013

The first day at school is always something special for every child. Children receive a "Schultuete" (a cone-shaped bag filled with goodies!) that is almost as big as the child himself, filled with sweets and other small presents. Children also get to know other new school kids, who are just as excited as they are to start school. And if all that is not enough, the children are welcomed to the school with their very own celebration. This is what the children of Class 1 at the GSN were able to enjoy on the 29th of August 2013, their first day at school.

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Date 04/09/2013

Students who would like to do their homework or to study between the lunch break and the extracurricular activities starting at 3.30 p.m. can register for the new   "study time AG" taking place from Monday to Thursday.

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Date 30/08/2013

For 24 children the serious side of life started yesterday and so it was quite understandable that they were very excited and curious on their first school day at the German School Nairobi. 

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Date 29/08/2013

In addition to the tennis club and the German School Football Centre there will be a new sports initiative at the German School starting in September 2013 which is open to all members of the school as well as to external persons: The German School Swim Centre 

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Date 28/08/2013

The new academic year at the German School Nairobi (GSN) began on Monday the 26th of August, and as usual, the school welcomed all the new students and their parents, as well as the new teaching staff at the opening ceremony.

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