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Newsletter archive and photo gallery with the most important events at our school here.

Archive

2013

29/05/2013
Careers Taster Day

15/05/2013
Spring Concert 2013

2012

16/11/2012
Board's News Flash

11/07/2012
Cultural Day

11/04/2012
Project Week 2012

2011
2010
2009

News

Date 06/07/2018

As reported last week, we had, to our own surprise, quite a large amount of donations in our hands. Moreover, the contact of a friend to a textile company proved to be a stroke of luck. So why wait...

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Date 06/07/2018

On Thursday last week the class 2 went to Runda to the Bollmohr family in their garden.

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Date 06/07/2018

It was early in the morning when we went to Village Market to purchase baguette and started our trip to Karura Forest. We were filled with excitement and joy because Ms. Hönig and Mr. Bedarf allowed us to take part in this excursion. When we arrived we went straight to the bike rentals, got a bike and started.

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Date 06/07/2018

After the pupils of class 5b had learned a lot on the topic “poems for different seasons” they were supposed to write their own poems – but not about spring, summer, autumn and winter, but about the rainy season in Kenya.

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Date 06/07/2018

An endless savanna, blue skies and many grazing animals under the hot African sun. Truly, the Serengeti national park is a masterpiece by mother nature.

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Date 06/07/2018

Last Friday, a project day on the subject of addiction was held in class 7. First, the students approached the topic in biology under the direction of Mr. Block and Mrs. Bashir. From the 3rd lesson on, the class with Ms. Budde, Mr. Bedarf and Ms. Orao worked on the causes, triggers and protective factors of addiction.

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Date 27/06/2018

Putting an to the day with a bowl of Fruit Salad. As we know it, the school year is coming to and end, which always marks the 6th workshop with the Star Kids School, by the year 11s. Especially for the occasion, the chemistry lab was turned into a flower and fruit garden.

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Date 27/06/2018

On May 21st, 2018 class 8 visited Taka Taka Solutions. It is an organisation that specializes in recycling.

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Date 27/06/2018

On Sunday the 17th of June 2018 the German School riding team participated at the Hillcrest Interschools Showjumping competition.

Despite the cold temperature, fog, rain and difficult ground conditions, the team and their horses proved themselves against very strong and traditional riding schools such as Banda school, Hillcrest school (prep & secondary), Kenton College and Pembroke House.

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Date 27/06/2018

On 6 June 2018, a delegation of school teachers and students was invited to attend the inauguration of the water tank, which we financed through our charity run. After 5 dusty and bumpy hours in the school bus (thanks again to Alan, our driver!) we arrived at Kinyau Primary School in Kalawa, past Wote town, with some delay.

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Date 27/06/2018

But no, we were not spending the night at Snow White's, but rather in Buffalow’s Rest with Mr. Köppke near Emburu.
Students of Class 11 set out on an ecological excursion to Naivasha on the 5th of March 2018. We started off early in the morning at school, after having ordered a colourful matatu van to take us to our destination to Kemende in the Rift Valley.
Before we left for Mount Emburu, we made a short cappuccino stop at the Buffalo Mall in Naivasha. A little more food from the Tusky’s supermarket, and off we went on to Mr. Köppke, who was already waiting for us with a potato soup and sausages.

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Date 27/06/2018

For a few weeks now the school social worker Iris Budde, together with Ms. Busch and Mr. Falke, has been dealing with the topics of bullying and cyberbullying with students from classes 5 to 11.

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Date 13/06/2018

School officially ended for our 11 high school graduates of the year 2018 on Friday the 25th of May with a festive ceremony and handing over of certificates.

To the sounds of “Ah Nice's” German "Abitur Song" the proud graduates marched into the wonderfully decorated hall shortly after 4 p.m. to great applause.

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Date 13/06/2018

On May 17th 2018, we had our annual Careers Evening. We usually have parents, friends and even people who work at the school voluntarily come and to talk to students about their jobs. It is an amazing opportunity for each and every student because we usually have a wide range of options that the students can sign up for and learn more about.

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Date 13/06/2018

On the 26th of May, Goethe Institut in cooperation with MOI Forces Academy, Nairobi extended a special invite to schools with German classes from all over Kenya, to take part in the 24th German Cultural Festival. More than 40 classes competed in 4 different categories. 

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Date 08/06/2018

Class 10, Martina di Benedetto and class teacher Marcus Fanenbruck made their way to Mathare to the teenage mother and baby house.

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Date 08/06/2018

We have just started a letter exchange with a German School in Dresden and were happy to receive our first letters from our pen pals.

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Date 24/05/2018

"Music always everywhere" was the theme of this year's art exhibition. Students of all ages worked intensively throughout the academic year to produce creative, expressive and sophisticated graphics, paintings, sculptures, handicrafts and large-scale pieces. There was at least one music project at each class level.

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Date 24/05/2018

The Anti-Drug-Day took place at the German School Nairobi for the third time, this time involving 15 students from the Star Kids School.

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Date 24/05/2018

On the 7th May class 6 visited the National Museum. We had planned to leave after the first lesson.

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Date 24/05/2018

On Sunday, May 6th, 9 students of our school were confirmed. In a solemn service they were anointed and blessed with a cross sign on their forehead after they said yes to their faith.

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Date 15/05/2018

Health education from the beginning is of great importance in our Kindergarten. Not enough exercise, unhealthy/unbalanced diet and problems in the family quickly lead to overweight, concentration problems and stress – already in small children.

 

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Date 20/04/2018

This project is personally something I would have loved to do. The problem of plastic and recycling is something very present globally.

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Date 20/04/2018

Our visit to this project showed a lot of initiative from children from classes 1-4. 

They were very eager to explain everything they had done. “Up until now we have played a lot of games. Indoor games and obstacles courses are what we do. We can show you some…” said Mr. Pattar.

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Date 19/04/2018

We walk up to the basketball court and find about 20 students jogging. We ask the teacher about his project and he says that the idea behind it is fitness, and that fitness does not only mean exercising.

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Date 19/04/2018

“I chose this project, as I love sports and would choose it again, if given the opportunity, because the project is packed with activities,” stated one participant of this project. 

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Date 19/04/2018

The aim of this project is for the student to work on their concentration level and communication skills by doing puzzles, playing board games, cooking and eating healthy food together.

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Date 19/04/2018

The research of the coffee plant plays a big role in History, Biology, Chemistry, as well as in Nutrition and Health.This topic is all the more interesting and easy to tackle practically, because Kenya is a coffee producing country and access to coffee for experiments is quite easy.

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Date 18/04/2018

Something that will always be useful in our day to day life is First Aid and what better way to learn it than at a young age?

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Date 18/04/2018

“We wish to share health and health tips with everyone around us,” disclosed one of the project leaders.

 

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Date 17/04/2018

Our project week begins with this week. One of many projects offered is called “the five senses“.

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Date 17/04/2018

We searched for this project group, only to find them seated together listening to music, conversing and writing down lyrics on the round table in the pavilion. 

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Date 17/04/2018

The project „ mens sana in corpora sana“, unlike other projects, takes place in a location outside the school compound, namely in a monastery in Tigoni.

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Date 17/04/2018

“What is health?” is what all the students of this project were asked upon arrival. 

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Date 16/04/2018

The project “Health through Sport“ teaches the sport Flag-Football in depth. This is an alternative type of Football. 

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Date 16/04/2018

Medical science and Medicine as we know it has taken a long time to evolve into what it is today. 

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Date 07/03/2018

After the official deadline for donations expired this week

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Date 07/03/2018

A while ago Ms. Teufel has started quite successfully a German course for teachers of the Starkid School. Last Wednesday started under the guidance of Ms. Busch a German course for students of the partner school.

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Date 07/03/2018

The German School Nairobi has going from strength to strength in the MUN programme. For several years now, students have been preparing excellent solutions to global issues, writing well thought-out speeches, debating and defending well during the conference, and winning awards for Best Resolutions and Best Speakers (at least 15 now!).

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Date 07/03/2018

Some of us know of the Heinzelmen, a legend we remember from our childhoods.
They are said to have done all the work of the citizens during the night, although they never revealed themselves.

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Date 07/03/2018

From the time we got off the Savage bus on Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018 which was our final day, Mt. Kenya was one of the hardest but most rewarding experiences of our lives. Even in the cold nights or the early mornings, we were each other’s support systems throughout.

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Date 26/02/2018

The swim team took advantage of a training break to visit the Nairobi -based Africa Headquarters of the United Nations.

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Date 26/02/2018

Background: as part of its extracurricular activities programs, a chess training class was added in 2017 and has continued through this school year. The objective is to teach students not only the game, but also patience and concentration during the matches. The training takes place every Wednesday from 2:00pm until 3:30pm.

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Date 19/02/2018

In bright sunshine, the first mixed double cup took place on both GSN tennis courts last Saturday.

 

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Date 19/02/2018

Jörg Hoffmann, the base coach of Potsdam, and his swimming team, have been at the German School Nairobi since 8th February.

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Date 19/02/2018

Kindergarten and elementary School celebrated a big carnival festival this year. A great fun for everyone with dancing, playing, being cheerful and of course delicious doughnuts.

 

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Date 13/02/2018

We,  class 8, made a trip to Mount Longonot on the 30.1.2018. We left the school with the school bus at 8 o'clock in the morning.

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Date 13/02/2018

The DaM/DaF students of class 5 discussed, as part of the theme "Friendship in Youth Literature", what constitutes a true friendship.

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Date 09/02/2018

On Friday, 09.02.2018, the GSN Teachers College met for the Pedagogical Day the second time this week for 1.5 hours. It was prepared, carried out and followed up by the Inclusion Group (Ms. Seite, E. Budke, I. Budde , F. Kohl, L. Wehmann, Ch. Möller-Christensen). 

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Date 07/02/2018

On two afternoons last week, all DSN teachers met to further improve the quality of the lessons.

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Date 05/02/2018

On this bright and sunny day, our very motivated Primary School pupils started off a run for a good cause: our fundraising run, held in cooperation with “Wasser für Kenia e. V.” and ADS Eastern. 

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Date 05/02/2018

This was this year’s MSMUN theme.The week’s goal was to accomplish three things:  meet new people, observe, and thenact by contributing to the debate.

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Date 03/02/2018

... Peace and comfort are best given to an injured child, if you know exactly what to do!

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Date 02/02/2018

Date 01/02/2018

After having been present at the commissioning of a 50,000 litre water tank with GSN representatives last school year, a fruitful cooperation with the ‘Water for Kenya’-Initiative and ADS Eastern has developed. 

 

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Date 30/01/2018

After reading William Golding's novel 'Lord of the Flies', pupils of class 10 carried out a project to hold a speech to attract followers. Obviously they had fun with it!

Information about the book: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/flies/summary/   

Marcus Fanenbruck, class teacher 10

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Date 25/01/2018

On Wednesday 17/1/18 and Thursday 18/1/18 Mr. Kohl, Ms. Fixsen-Zahn and Ms. Budde led a programme for those students of class 7-9 who didn't join the EAMUN conferences.

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Date 19/01/2018

Talasio, Mbithe, Roni, Nicole, Julie and Ethan - these are our new scholarship students!

We are very happy to welcome six scholarship students to the German School!

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Date 10/01/2018

Focus group "Freedom" when visiting the Star Kid School

Date 10/01/2018

Movie to apply for the foreign school competition

Date 10/01/2018

Movie on High-school workshops

Date 10/01/2018

Presentation of the freedom project in the Aula, June 2017

Date 07/12/2017

Some people will ask, why do we need a school song?

Our answer: We want a song that connects us with our school and our adopted country Kenya.

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Date 07/12/2017

We made it!!

On the night of the 17th of November, the German School Nairobi opened its doors to its first ever Let’s Dance for Charity Event – in favour of our partner school, the Starkids School in Githogoro. A good hundred people took the opportunity to get together and spend a nice evening in good company and happy spirits. We had a fabulous evening with excellent food provided by Gaye D’Costa and our own excellent new kitchen chef Florian Kliem. The ambience was set with lighted tents from Goldwings, who kindly reduced the costs for us in favour of Starkids! And drinks were organised by Summit Beer with support from Dieter Gachie – except the welcome drink, which was made following the secret recipe of one of our school members...

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Date 07/12/2017

As every year around Christmas the parent representatives of the GSN get involved to say thank you on behalf of the entire parents to the teachers, administration and all the support staff of the school – from bus drivers, conductors, gardeners and caretakers up to the staff of the cafeteria, the security staff etc.

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Date 05/12/2017

In the last school week before the Christmas holidays on 05.12.2017 it finally happened: Children and young children were invited from 15.45 to 17.30 in the afternoon to the Christmas reading and Christmas writing workshop

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Date 30/11/2017

An exhibition on the theme of "Great Apes - their fate is ours" will be held in the Gymnastics Room of the German School until the 7th of December. The exhibition shows photographs of great apes that Dr Johannes Refisch has taken in Asia and Africa. Dr Refisch heads the United Nations GRASP (Great Apes Survival Partnership) programme and has been working for more than 20 years on primates.

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Date 22/11/2017

On the 12th of October 2017 our yearly sports day took place. At 8:00 all students assembled on the sports field, to start the day off with an aerobics warm-up. After an exhausting, yet motivating, warm-up session, we all started the sports day full of excitement. 

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Date 16/11/2017

My name is Florian Kliem, and I am a qualified chef. I have been in Kenya for about 6 months. I have the pleasure of working at the German School Nairobi since the 15th of November and am responsible for the entire kitchen area. 

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Date 08/11/2017

We are very pleased to support „St. Augustine Education Center“ in Ruiru, Keya, with their latest collection of donations to build a new school. Just within 4 weeks socially engaged parents of kids of the „German School Nairobi“ (Kenya), of „Lutherschule“ in Hannover (Germany) and also of the „Königin-Katharina-Stift Gymnasium“ in Stuttgart (Germany) have collected 1.000 Euro.

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Date 01/11/2017

Iris Budde, the School Social Worker at GSN, will be offering advice and counselling to students, teachers and parents.

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Date 06/10/2017

The U17 & U19 teams of the German School Football Centre have been in Mombasa from Friday, October 6th to Sunday to play against Bandari FC and Nyali YC.  The journey had no technical hick-ups and was a wonderful experience.  The private busses in Nairobi and Mombasa were in time, the new SGR-train carried us like on silk, the train personnel was kind with a Chinese still here and there, Mombasa offered its best:  easy-going Swahili and not to warm, lunch on Saturday on a gorgeous terrace above the Old Port for 460 KES, the 2 nights in a proper apartment hotel at the North Coast, a 60.000 tons freighter leaving the post just when we arrived and the ocean with high tide and beautiful waves when we were at Big Tree Beach.  Of our 22 players, 15 had never seen the ocean.  

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Date 06/10/2017

On the 6th of October 2017, the students of classes 10, 11 and 12 got to listen to a presentation held by a professor and a student of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. To get the attention of the students they started off by getting to know our interest and what courses we would like to take in university. They then focused on the main courses mentioned by the students throughout their presentation. 

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Date 06/10/2017

The campaigning for the new Students Council elections took place on Wednesday 13th September. After some very impressive speeches (especially from the younger candidates), the voting took place by secret ballot on Friday 15th September. 

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Date 01/10/2017

The team played well but didn’t have a chance for the qualification.

GSN vs Strathmore School   0:2
GSN vs Rusinga school         1:1
GSN vs RVA                        0:2
GSN vs Braeburn Gitanga     0:2

Date 01/10/2017

The German school swimming team took part in their first swimming competition at the Makini School this semester: The team of 6 students won 4 gold and 2 silver medals. 

Date 30/09/2017

On Saturday  30th September, 2017 the German School attended the 8 side Under 15 (U15), Under17 (U17) football and basketball tournament at Hillcrest Secondary School in Karen Kenya.

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Date 28/09/2017

On the 28th September 2017, two professors of a South African university named “Varsity College” visited the German School Nairobi to give the students from classes 11 and 12 a presentation on how to apply to said university and which qualifications one must have to pass the entrance exam. They moved on to tell us about the different courses offered in Varsity College and also which activities are offered. Towards the end the students were allowed to ask the professors questions depending on their interests.

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Date 20/09/2017

On two afternoons last week, all DSN teachers met to further improve the quality of the lessons. 

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Date 16/09/2017

The U15 GSN team started their football activity this semester with 2:2 draw against Premier academy. 

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Date 15/09/2017

Last Friday, Mr. Fanenbruck and some interested students from the upper school took part in a panel discussion on development aid at the Tribe-Hotel, hosted by the Oxford&Cambridge Alumni Network.

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Date 09/09/2017

The U11 GSN football team participated in the Strathmore football tournament. 

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Date 07/09/2017

On Monday nearly 40 students started this year’s MUN session. Another record for our very successful extracurricular activity!

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Date 06/09/2017

On Tuesday, 6.9.2017 a very special guest stopped at our school. Stefan Roller, a long distance cyclist.

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Date 24/08/2017

9.30 a.m., German School Nairobi. More and more people were making their way to the Sports Hall. 22 Class 1 pupils could barely carry their overflowing Schultüten, needless to mention the heavy school bags. Parents, sometimes even grannies and grandpas, friends and relatives accompanied the children. Some of the kids were somewhat anxious, others simply curious. Pupils of Classes 2, 3 and 4 were already waiting for their new friends in the hall.

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