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Date 16/12/2020

Date 16/12/2020

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows…

Probably, one of the most amazing Christmas carols of all time.

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Date 16/12/2020




The Nikolaus event this year was a bit different as we celebrated on zoom with our families. The corona season has been challenging but we continue to be hopeful. However, there was a beautiful surprise as dear old Nikolaus sent his younger sister Nicoletta in his place to bring wonderful wishes and special gifts to all the Kiga kids.

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Date 16/12/2020

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Date 16/12/2020



This school year, the German School Nairobi continued the tradition of the annual Reading Day. On Wednesday 9th December, classes 1 to 11 were divided into small groups to listen to the stories and texts that had been chosen for them. Parents, teachers and pupils from grade 11 and 12 had volunteered to read to the students, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their commitment!
With passion and conviction, the readers in the many zoom rooms read aloud the stories and novel excerpts they had chosen themselves for their groups. In this way, a diverse potpourri of impressions and inspirations was put together, which appealed to both young and elder students.

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Date 07/12/2020



And our golden medals of thanksgiving for this week go to…drumrolls…

Well, this year is all about intentionally finding moments and aspects to make you smile. Finding beauty in what is around you. Coming together even with the new norm.

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Date 07/12/2020


A pre-Christmas atmosphere was created in the art lessons of classes 5 and 6 while creating Christmas pictures. Many pupils tried to find motifs to illustrate especially the Kenyan Christmas. The most successful results are shown here in the Newsletter and every other day published as Advent calendar picture via Instagram. The "Christmas giraffe" by Jessica Yin (cl.6) and the "Christmas mole" by Leonarda Farrington (cl.5) were chosen to design the December page in the new school calendar 2021! Congratulations!
Well then, Merry Christmas!

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Date 07/12/2020


 
Wherefore do students* go to the DSN? What knowledge, what values do we want to give them? How can we achieve this? These questions were discussed last Saturday morning by students, parents and teachers together with the school and kindergarten administrators under the motto "From the classic school day to jazzy". The school development group had invited to Brackenhurst for this purpose. The aim was to work out concrete development projects that would be implemented with the assistance of the Bosch Foundation as part of the German School Prize.

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Date 02/12/2020

Dear School Community,

We would like to make an announcement on the cancelation of the weekend’s pop-up restaurants that required reservations for the same made on the school shop. Due to spontaneity in weekend plans especially during this period, the reservations would not fit to serve different booking timings. However, we do look forward to hosting it, perhaps next year when hopefully things will be back to normal as we also host the Organic Market.

All the same, we always enjoy serving you as you enjoy our meals.

Date 02/12/2020

We are happy to announce the 2nd edition of the Nanny cooking classes. Another chance to learn how to cook both German and International classic dishes.
As was previously done, book via the Online School shop – click this link: https://schoolshop.germanschool.co.ke/wp/product-category/cafeteria/

Please view poster for more details.
Looking forward to cook with you.

Date 02/12/2020



On Friday, 13th November 2020 we gathered as a team under all the strict guidelines of the day in our open-air cafeteria to part-take in the most important training of the day!

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Date 02/12/2020

After the classes 11 and 12 had completed their sports theory classes, they were able to be a little more relaxed last Thursday. Instead of biomechanical principles, the focus was now more on physical theory. In "Frisbee Golf" it was all about getting from Red Hill Gate to the Limuru entrance with as few throws as possible. On the way several targets had to be hit: From the climbing tunnel on the playground to the basketball hoop at the cafeteria, there were just about ten targets that had to be completed. In the end, Krystal and Abby from Class 12 won, finishing with 30 throws (one throw less than the runner-up).

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Date 02/12/2020



Dear School,

Our advent calendar is a big red leaf. It goes like this: There is a red bag full of notes. On each piece of paper there is the name of a child. Every day you have to take one piece of paper out of the bag. The child has to open a piece of paper from the red sheet of paper and there is something nice written on it. Then the child has to do with the other child what the note says.

Anok
Class 2

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Date 01/12/2020



On November 17th, 2020, it was that time again .
The next hygiene training was due .

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Date 24/11/2020




Friday the 13th can be a particularly beautiful day. At least this was the case at our school this year, because we could admire many beautiful, colorful and bright lanterns, even if this was only possible via the screen. Who do we have to thank for this? Saint Martin!

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Date 24/11/2020



This term we are again coming up with a strong student representation from the primary school, which, despite eLearning, meets every two weeks in Zoom to discuss the important topics of the primary school students. Welcome to the Mini-SV, dear class representatives: Lex and Salma from class 2, Stefanie and Mattis from class 3a, Anouk and Leo from class 3b, Maja and Tom from class 4!

Best regards,
Iris Budde
Social Worker

Date 24/11/2020




Dear school community,

We are Lucie and Sylvain and we are eleven and thirteen years old. We are in the 6th and 9th grade, and come from France and live in Westland. We are in Kenya since three months. We also want to get to know a new culture. We like to do sports and play board games like chess, checkers and magic maze in our free time. Our favorite subjects are art and sports. We also like history and biology.

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Date 16/11/2020

To all our students, teachers, parents and community at large. We really miss hosting you at the cafeteria as you enjoy our meals and snacks. Ultimately, we thought on how best we can spoil you with some scrumptious meals from the comfort of your home. How? You may ask…

The DSN Cafeteria will be providing ready to eat German cuisine meals every Monday and Wednesday of the week. The main aim for this project is for further training and perfection of our kitchen staff on a variety of dishes. Interested to make an order? Please do so latest by Thursday of every week via the online school shop.

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Date 16/11/2020


 
Q: How do you cut the sea in half?
A: With a see saw!
Laugh out loud when you get the science.
 
Well, science is known for its fascinating and curious nature. You find out one thing, you want to know the other – a lot of it revolving around the what, how and why. Wondering, asking, experimenting and concluding – just a sneak peek of what scientists do.

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Date 16/11/2020



 
On October 3, 1990, East and West Germany were reunited. This was preceded by another significant event - the fall of the Wall or the opening of the borders between the two German states. In the fall of 1989, citizens of the GDR regularly demonstrated peacefully for greater freedom in several East German cities and by the hundreds of thousands. On November 9, 1989, the border, which was probably the best guarded border in the world at the time, opened to everyone's surprise with Günter Schabowski's unforgettable sentence: "Das tritt nach meiner Kenntnis ... ist das sofort, unverzüglich."

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Date 09/11/2020

My name is Lisa Hey (nickname Tatu), former student of the GSN (shout out to Silvia!) and now part of the "BLACK EARTH - BIPoC Environmental & Climate Justice collective in Berlin". We are a pure Black, Brown, Indigenous and People of Colour collective, which shall consist of a majority of non cis-members. We advocate a participatory climate policy that is to consist of decolonial, queer-feminist and ecological perspectives.

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Date 09/11/2020

At the beginning of the school year, there were several huge boxes in the Mirror room, which in turn contained countless small, medium and large boxes. Inside were new basketballs, footballs, volleyballs, pedals, roller boards, gymnastic mats, juggling equipment, etc. In the meantime, all materials have been sorted and are eagerly awaiting their use. But even more has been done: The sports hall floor has been completely renewed, the lighting of the hall has been improved, the walls have been repainted.

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Date 02/11/2020

Monday 12th October - the German School kicked off with the autumn holidays and the Kenyan schools opened for classes 4, 8 and Form 4. In the run-up to the opening there were many inspections and "to do lists" of what still needed to be done to be able to resume teaching after almost 8 months. It was a big challenge, especially for the small, poor private schools like our partner school in the Githongoro slum. It looked as if the school would not be able to open.

The first inspection by the Kenyan Ministry of Education focused on the structural conditions in the schools. The boarding facility at the Star Kid School was too small, the primary school pupils were no longer allowed to share beds with the “big ones" from the upper grades and triple beds were no longer allowed. So the school needed to be remodeled in order to create the required space. Therefore all teachers who were accommodated in the school had to move to the slum and find accommodation there. This was very difficult for all of them, as it is almost impossible to pay rent from the meagre salary of 7000 Kenyan shillings.

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Date 02/11/2020


On Wednesday the 28th of October, class 12 had a heated discussion on the problems and the future of globalization.

On the one side of the podium the students argued for the minimization of globalization due to the widening wealth gap globally. On the other side, students proposed the continuation of the scale of efforts regarding the development of globalization. A major controversial argument in this discussion was that developed countries are and will always be one step ahead, thus leaving the developing countries behind. 

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Date 02/11/2020

Finally! After about 9 months we are back in school. I was very happy when I heard that the 10th grade is allowed to go back to school. I think I was not the only one who was happy.

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Date 09/10/2020

Kira Hauke from class 8 has always lived in Kenya. This time round it also affects her and her family and now of all times they have to move away. In a time which is already terrible anyway.

On my first day at this school, when my brother and I came into the new classroom, Kira and Nora (another friend) quietly asked each other if I wear piercings. Then during the break they asked me and my answer? I thought it was funny. Then I told them that they are hearing aids. After three years we can still laugh about how bumpy our start was.
Kira, you are a great friend. I am very grateful for all the wonderful moments I have been able to share with you over the past three years. 

Your class will miss you and we wish you a good start in Germany. If your African heart ever beats too loud, think of us.

We wish you and your family all the best.

Johanna Maria Lattorff
Class 8

Date 09/10/2020


Date 09/10/2020

Our school garden recently got a facelift that makes it beautiful and easier to use.
So what’s new?

A neat classroom, who doesn’t like one! The new structure makes our garden easily accessible and neater. Just like in the classroom, our garden needs to look neat and clean. Changes made on the structure include demarcations and raised beds that help in separating different crops. This will make it easier to attend to different plants according to their needs.  As directed by Anthony Njuguna, a team of gardeners has brought down the old structures and replaced them with new ideas.

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Date 09/10/2020



The drama "Emilia Galotti" was written about 250 years ago by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and performed almost twenty years ago in a "modern", short and intense production by director Michael Thalheimer at the ``Deutsches Theater Berlin‘‘. It is about a prince who so shamelessly desires a beautiful young girl and seizes her life, that young Emilia asks her father to kill her because death is better than a life of shame.

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Date 09/10/2020

Classes 9 and 10 dealt with short stories by Aichinger, Borchert, Böll, from "Beste Geschichte meines Lebens" to "Chuck Norris und seine Freunde" in the German lessons of the past weeks. They got to know everyday people in special situations: A boy with a high fever who suspects his father of eating his chilled "Kirschen", a traumatized war returnee who only has a "Küchenuhr" left as a reminder of his family, a boy in a wheelchair who finally wants to skate and who throws himself down a halfpipe to impress his friends and especially one girl.  

In the last lessons, the students wrote short stories about everyday people in "special times" and presented them to their classes. In a small "short story competition" the two best texts were chosen. With short stories by Hannes Dieling, Carlotta von Maltzan, Ilana Reblin and Amelie Windten, the vacations can begin https://drive.google.com/file/d/1

Date 09/10/2020

In order to have enough reading material for the long summer vacations, almost 20 exciting youth novels were recommended to the then 8th and 9th-grade German classes. The classes could choose their favorites from the recommendations. The three most frequently chosen novels have recently been added to the library: Karen M. McManus: One of us is lying (A High School. One Dead. Four Suspects.), Natalie C. Anderson: City of Thieves (A 16-year-old girl solves her mother's murder in the fictional Kenyan town of Sangui. ), Kevin Brooks: IBoy (When  16-year-old Tom an iPhone falls on his head, it not only crushes his skull but also gives him all the skills that a smartphone has). With these three new novels, you can start the autumn vacations in an excellent way, because ... vacation time is reading time. 



Date 09/10/2020

The primary school art classes focused on creating autumn leaves and trees using a variety of media and autumn colors. In Germany, it is now autumn and our autumn break is here! Enjoy the holiday!

Love from all of us in Primary School!

Kathrin van Rensburg & Irmela Eggers
Primary School Art teachers

PowerPoint: my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/kathrin_vanrensburg_germanschool

Date 02/10/2020

Ariana Shah in Classe 6 was a third prize winner in the Ol-Pejeta art competition. Seven other Primary School students participated.
Please click the link to view all the artwork: https://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/art-of-survival-winners

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Date 02/10/2020

Hello,

We, Jesse (cl. 8), Luca (cl. 9), Valentin (cl. 10), and Stephanie (cl. 12) are the new Students’ Representatives. We were elected 3 weeks ago by the students of the 5th-12th grade and now represent these students and their opinions. Our task is to pass on the concerns or wishes of the students to the parents, teachers, and school management. We also organize meetings and other matters related to the school community.

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Date 28/09/2020

Class 2 Artworks
These lovely Origami whales, waves, and boats were made in creative pairs by the class 2.

 

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Date 28/09/2020

Mrs. Heike Moser (piano) and her concert partner Mrs. Angelica Faccani (violin) had planned to give a classical concert with works by Clara Schumann, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms at our school, first for Easter this year, then for October.
 

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Date 14/09/2020


An amazing project with a filmmaker from Kibera, sponsored by the German Embassy:

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Date 14/09/2020

Are you interested in Zoom Pop choir?

In the weekly ZOOM-Pop Choir, we will work on our voices and sing freely together, often in harmony! The repertoire consists of famous Kenyan, German, and international Pop songs that I will arrange for the voices in the choir. 

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Date 14/09/2020

The opinion about online learning for everyone is completely different. Both Online and traditional education offer their own unique advantages but equally come with their own set of challenges.

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Date 14/09/2020

These were project sessions of a different kind. Together with Mr. Kliem we supported the "hobby cooks" who wanted to cook vegan food in the last week before the holidays. It was not only an experiment - it was an incredible experience and in the end, but Mr. Kliem also got applause for his liver sausage, minced meat, meat salad, and for his smoked salmon.

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Date 14/09/2020

Dear (Primary) school pupils, students and German as a foreign language learners of the German Schools Nairobi,

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Date 09/09/2020

On 26 and 27 August, two information evenings took place in our "School with Parents" series of events, this time focusing on the topic of supporting children during e-learning. The first event was offered in English, as experience has shown that non-German speaking parents have additional difficulty in supporting their children at the German School, especially now that parents have a different role in learning.

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Date 09/09/2020

With butterflies in their stomachs, proudly carrying their new school bags on their backs and a huge cone in their hands, the new first graders started school on September 2, 2020. The celebration took place in a small setting on the basketball court.

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Date 31/08/2020

The class 4 students worked together with an art teacher from Frankurt, Janine Machinsky, and other students from Germany to create their own virus. "Draw or paint your own virus and present it to the whole world". 

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Date 31/08/2020

We cannot say THANK YOU enough for the gigantic donation!

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Date 31/08/2020

Den SchülerInnen, die sich während unserer Thementage im Juli zur Bücherei-Projektgruppe zusammengefunden hatten, ist es mit ihren Spendenaufrufen gelungen, eine große Menge Bücher zusammenzutragen. 

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