Administration

Greeting

Welcome to the German School Nairobi!

We are glad that you have visited our website and that you are interested in our school. Our school is characterized by a very family-like structure in a beautiful environment.

Currently, we have about 125 kindergarten children and about 210 primary and secondary school students in the school where they play, have fun and learn.

Our school is located in the middle of a small, green oasis and we are proud to call such beautiful school grounds our own. Besides many beautiful buildings, we have an excellent sports field, tennis courts and a swimming pool that members of the school community love to use. In addition, we have a wonderful school garden, which is lovingly tended by our cafeteria team.

As head of administration, it is my pleasure to support the school's day-to-day operations with my entire team of about 50 employees. From the gardener to the electrician, painter, bus driver, cafeteria staff to the admin team, we start every day motivated to face new challenges in order to support our colleagues from the pedagogical section in the best possible way and to make everyday school life as pleasant as possible for teachers, students as well as parents and visitors.

Feel free to visit us and experience what we have to offer!

Manuela Baumann
Head of Administration

The administration team

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Baumann, Manuela

Head of Administration

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Murage, Jeff

Deputy Head of Admin / Head of Finance

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Mumbua, Mary

Human Resource Manager
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Chege, Vincent

Liaison Officer

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Cichon, Alexandra

Librarian

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Denis, Adrian

IT Assistant

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Gachanja, William

IT Manager

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Gicura, Elizabeth

Nurse
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Kagoni, Night

Secretary

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Karuri, Joseph

Librarian

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Khasiani, Linda

Accountant
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Kiehling, Severin

Marketing manager

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Lumumba, Reinhard

Accountant

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Muyodi, Patrick

Facility manager

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Njuguna, Elkana

Head of Transport

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Odira, Lisa

Marketing Assistant

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Waithera, Salome

Receptionist
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Woldegabriel, Winta

Accountant
Contact

Contact

We would love to be able to welcome your child(ren) to the German School Nairobi!
We will be happy to show you our school grounds, give you all the necessary information in person and of course advise you at a distance by email.
Please direct all questions relating to registration to info@germanschool.co.ke.

Fees

An overview of all fees

Our comprehensive educational provision requires a solid financial basis. The members of the school association bear the majority of the financial expenses by paying school fees. The Central Office for International School Matters of the Federal Administrative Office supports our school by sending international teaching staff, who are paid by the German state.

The costs of almost all the clubs in the afternoon and lunch in the cafeteria are included in the school fees. The use of the school buses and the purchase of school materials (work books/ atlases/ secondary school books of tables) are indicated separately on the invoice.

Registering for clubs and school bus transport is done for the whole school (nursery, primary school and secondary school section) before or at the start of the new school semester through a packaged online registration. The link for this is given to the parents by email.

For questions about registering for clubs and school bus transport during the ongoing school semester, please contact our head of administration by email.

Here you can find an overview of the whole fee structure of the German School Nairobi to print out:

 Fee structure 2022/2023

 Fee structure 2023/2024

Fee reduction

There is an option for families with lots of children or low income households to apply for a school fee reduction (grades 1-12). Depending on the income and asset situation, the school fees are reduced accordingly. Please fill out the following Excel form for fee reduction electronically and send it to our head of administration.

 Application for School Fee Reduction

 Please provide us with your account details (if necessary)

Forms

Registration forms

We require the completed registration sheet - for the nursery or school - and the completed form on your child(ren)’s health situation for the registration.

For school children, we also require the last two certificates or school reports.

You can download all forms here:

 Kindergarten registration

 School registration

 Deregistration form

Vacancies

Job DesignationApplication DeadlineContactCommentsDownload
Driver / General Worker-applications@germanschool.co.keGERMAN LANGUAGE IS NOT REQUIREDDownload.
Security Advisor-applications@germanschool.co.keGERMAN LANGUAGE IS NOT REQUIREDDownload.
Health Worker-applications@germanschool.co.keGERMAN LANGUAGE IS AN ADDED ADVANTAGEDownload.
Secondary School Teacher - Math and Physics30.12.2023andreas.klare@germanschool.co.ke cc hr@germanschool.co.keGERMAN LANGUAGE IS REQUIREDDownload.

School Shop

Dear parents, students and members of the school community,

The German School Nairobi is running an online school shop since 2020. Here you can find an array of high quality German Products ranging from: books, school supplies, stationery and school merchandise. You can find the shop at schoolshop.germanschool.co.ke.
Payment only via Mpesa!

Introduction

German School Nairobi (“German School”, “We” “Us” “Our”) is committed to ensuring that your personal data is collected and used lawfully and transparently.

German School processes personal data relating to you and your children. With regard to such processing, the School qualifies as a “Data Controller”. In this capacity, German School strives to comply with applicable Data Protection Laws.

Who is the German School?

German School Nairobi is a bilingual, multicultural, modern school in the heart of Nairobi offering primary and secondary education following a German curriculum. We nurture every child in the values of worldwide cosmopolitanism, interest and respect to fulfil their individual goals and aspirations. We are committed to protecting your privacy and that of your child(ren) when dealing with your personal data.

We are located along Limuru Road, Gigiri (across Village Market).

What is the purpose of this policy?

To perform our functions, we need to collect certain types of information from various people including pupils, parents/guardians, employees (administrative and support staff teaching staff, casual employees, interns and consultants), visitors to the school, alumni, suppliers, members of the public or any other relevant individuals (referred to as “you” or “your” in this Privacy Policy).

This Privacy Policy:

• sets out the types of personal data that we collect about you
• explains how and why we collect and use your personal data
• explains how long we keep your personal data for
• explains when, why and with who we will share your personal data
• sets out the legal basis we have for using your personal data
• explains the effect of refusing to provide the personal data collected
• explains the different rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data
• explains how we may contact you and how you can contact us

Who does the policy apply to?

This Privacy Policy applies to the personal data of:

• Parents/Guardians
• Pupils
• Persons visiting the school
• Alumni
• Tennis Club participants
• Members of the public
• Website users

To be clear, if you are a School employee, you should refer to the Employee Privacy Policy which is available in the School’s Intranet. If you are a Job Applicant, refer to our Job Applicant Privacy Policy available on this Website.

It is important to point out that we may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please visit this page if you want to stay up to date, as we will post any changes here.

What personal data do we collect about you?

We collect Personal Data directly from you as well as from other available sources to the extent permitted by law. We endeavour to only collect Personal Data that is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it is collected and to retain such data for no longer than necessary for such purpose(s). Subject to applicable law and practice, the categories of Personal Data that are typically collected and processed are: -

Category of data subjectType of personal data collected
Parents/ GuardiansNames, telephone/mobile numbers, email addresses and postal addresses, residential addresses, occupation, nationality, employer’s telephone, mother tongue, main communication language within your family, Number, bank account details; when you want us to consider a fee reduction, we will collect your bank statements, net worth statements and your statements or notes on circumstances surrounding fee requests, signatures, complaints, any communication you send us, cookies and online identifiers (when you visit our website or use any of the phone apps used by the School), CCTV footage and car registration numbers (when you visit our school), videos and photographs.
PupilsName, date of birth, mother tongue, main communications, date of birth, nationality, religion and information for student passes, class, academic records, disciplinary records, safeguarding records, extra-curricular activities, sign up and participation records, class timetables, attendance registers, bus routes and timings, fee statements and invoices, videos, photographs, health data (vaccination status, Covid tests and results, cardex logs, allergy and known conditions, immunisation details, medical), dietary requirements, CCTV footage, email addresses provided by the school, login credentials for various school systems, library usage records, communication with the school, cookies and online identifiers (when you visit our website or use any of the phone apps used by the School),
Visitors to the School and AlumniNames, telephone numbers, email addresses, CCTV footage and car registration numbers, IDs cookies and online identifiers (when you visit our website, social media sites or use any of the phone apps used by the School), photographs and videos (when you attend our events)
Organic/market vendors and participantsnames, email addresses, telephone numbers, types of products to be sold at the market and CCTV footage
Tennis club participantsName, contact details, car registration numbers, IP address, cookies and online identifiers and such other information identifiers (when you visit our website, social media sites or use any of the phone apps used by the School) and CCTV footage (if you visit our school)
Members of the public/Website usersName, email address, complaints/requests, IP address, cookies and online identifiers and such other information identifiers (when you visit our website, social media sites or use any of the phone apps used by the School) and CCTV footage (if you visit our school)
How and for what purpose do we collect your personal data?
Category of data subjectHow we Collect Your Personal DataPurpose of Collection
Pupils/Parents/GuardiansDirectly from you: -
• when you fill out the registration/enrolment documents
• when you send an email, call us or communicate with us
• when you visit the School’s Website and fill out the contact form on the school website
• When you attend our school events
• When you visit our school
Indirectly from you: -
• When you visit or engage with us on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube
• when you visit the School Website
• When you use School systems or apps that are accessible through the internet or mobile phone

Indirectly, if we collect your CCTV footage when you are within our school premises
Indirect collection happens where our platforms collect IP and other online identifiers
• to provide you with information about our school.
• to enrol your child/children to the school.
• to monitor and report on pupil progress
• to support pupil learning
• to provide school transport or bus services where required
• To understand your child’s health requirements and provide appropriate healthcare and counselling services
• to monitor use of the library facilities
• to keep the children safe
• to assess the quality of our services
• to send you invoices, fee statements and other relevant financial information
• to record your fee payment status
• to consider your requests for fee reductions
• to process student passes
• to assist with our administration and enhance communication with you.
• to receive and respond to your complaints, requests and questions
• to inform you about upcoming school events
• to keep a record of our school events
• to market and showcase our school through the website and newsletter (where this happens, we will seek your consent)
Alumni (Teachers and students)• Directly from you through enrolment records held by the school or when you attend a school event or give us your consent
• Directly when you send an email, call us or communicate with us
• Indirectly when you visit our website or social media platforms. In these instances, we may collect IP addresses and other online identifiers.
• Indirectly, if we collect your CCTV footage when you are within our school premises
• To invite you to participate in school events
• To send you the School Newsletter
• For security purposes
• To vibrantly engage our school community
Visitors• Directly from you through the visitors’ book located at the security guard’s post.
• Indirectly, if we collect your CCTV footage when you are within our school premises
• to ensure the safety and security within the school
• To vibrantly engage our school community
Tennis Club Participants• Directly from you when you fill out our registration details and access our school premises
• Indirectly, if we collect your CCTV footage when you are within our school premises
• To allow you access into the school
• To ensure the safety and security within the school premises
Organic Farm Participants• Directly from you when you express interest in participating in the organic market through our WhatsApp page on phone or when you call us
• Indirectly, if we collect your CCTV footage when you are within our school premises
• To prepare for the farm market
• To ensure the safety and security within the school premises
Members of the public/Website users• Online identifiers such as cookies and related tags, IP address• to improve your experience when using our website
• for handling your requests and complaints, responding to inquiries, and receiving feedback
On what basis does the German School process your personal data?

• We collect and use personal data to carry out the education services as prescribed above. We do so under the lawful basis that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract in which you are entering or have entered.
• In some circumstances, we may have to process data for other purposes that are not necessary for the performance of the contract. In such cases, the processing may be based upon: -
o our legitimate interests, such as providing a safe learning environment
o the protection of you or your children’s vital interests
o the compliance with our legal obligations: and
o on the consent you or your children may have provided to us. Where processing of your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Such withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before the withdrawal.

Who do we share your personal data with?

• Your personal data will be shared internally within the school to allow us provide you and your child appropriate services.
• We may need to share your personal data externally with certain recipients, as well as with third parties processing your data on behalf of the School. More specifically, this includes the following categories of recipients:
o Schools that pupils join after leaving German School
o Other international schools (amongst others for the purposes of trips, sports and activities).
o Medical health providers, social service organisations (amongst others where sharing is in the vital interests, or where not sharing could have a negative impact on the individual).
o Providers of information systems that are necessary for the School to deliver the admissions, administration, teaching and learning, pastoral development, and child protection services;
o The Department for Education in Germany. The Department for Education (DfE) collects personal data from German Schools around the world pursuant to statutory provisions for quality control and assurance purposes
o Government organisations, police, health and social workers (where we are required to do so by law, or where we have obtained your consent to do so).
o Other third-party service providers we may engage from time to time.

Photographs and videos

Your children’s photographs and videos may be taken by staff and pupils throughout the school year to record and share everyday life at German School. Your child may be identifiable in these photographs or videos. Identifiable photographs of your child may be used for:
• educational and informational purposes (such as keeping records of lessons, field trips, sports, events, staff training), as we have a legitimate interest to do so
• the identification of your child for health-related purposes, such as allergies, as it is in the vital interest of your child to do so; and
• marketing and publication purposes, if and to the extent we have obtained your consent where required under applicable data protection legislation to do so.
The School holds copyright to such photographs and videos and infringement of the same may result to legal action being taken by the School.

How do we safeguard your personal data?

German School has taken appropriate technical, administrative, and procedural security measures, consistent with local and international information practices and regulations, to protect personal data from misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, loss, alteration, or destruction. These measures include:
• Technology safeguards, such as use of anti-virus and firewall, passwords, encryption, and monitoring of our systems to ensure compliance with our security policies
• Organizational safeguards, through secure physical storage facilities, CCTV cameras and efficient back-up and log procedures, training and awareness programs on security and privacy, to ensure employees understand the importance and means by which they must protect personal data, as well as through data protection and security policies and Policy standards that govern how the School treats personal data.
• If you suspect any misuse or loss of or unauthorized access to your personal data, please let us know immediately by sending us an email on dpo@germanschool.co.ke.

Cookies

• Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction.
• We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to track their journey through the website.
• Although Google Analytics records data such as your approximate geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us.
• Google Analytics makes use of cookies. So, what exactly is a ‘cookie’ and how is it used? A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your web browser when you access most websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise your preferences when you return to a site (language, shopping basket contents etc). A cookie itself does not contain or collect information. However, when it is read by a web server it can help a website deliver a more user-friendly service.
• The website server which sends the cookie uses this number to recognise you when you return to a site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sent a cookie can read, and therefore use, that cookie. Cookies are important for the internet to provide a more customised experience.
• This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.
• Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org
• By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

What happens if you do not provide us with the personal data we request or ask that we stop processing your personal data?

• Our ability to perform our obligations is derived from your business relationship with us and our ability to comply with our legal and contractual obligations sometimes depends on the School accessing and being able to use certain personal data.

• Therefore, and depending on the circumstances, if you do not provide us with personal data we request or if you ask that we stop processing your personal data, we may not be able to perform our contractual obligations, we may be in breach of one or more legal obligations applicable to us. In some cases, if we are not allowed to process your personal data, this may result in us being required to terminate our work relationship with you.

What rights do you have over your data?

• The Data Protection Act, 2019 accords you with several rights over your data.

o right to information: you have a right to be informed of how The School will use your personal data.

o right of access: you are entitled to access your personal data that is in our possession or custody.

o right to object: you can object to the processing of all part of your personal data, unless we can demonstrate a compelling legitimate interest for the processing which overrides your interests or for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claim.

o right to rectification: you have the right to request us to rectify or correct, without undue delay, personal data in our possession or under our control that is inaccurate, outdated, incomplete or misleading

o right to erasure: you can request us to delete or destroy, without undue delay personal data that we are no longer authorized to retain, or which is irrelevant, excessive, or obtained unlawfully.

o right to data portability: you have the right to receive personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and to transmit the data to another data controller without hindrance. You also have the right, where technically possible, to have personal data transmitted directly from us to another data controller or data processor.

o automated decision making you have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning or that significantly affects you. The School may from time to time make decisions based on the automated processing of your personal data. In such instances, you will be informed, in writing, whenever a decision based on automated processing is taken. In addition, you can request us to reconsider any decisions made based on automated processing or to take a new decision that is not based solely on automated processing.

o right of restriction: You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of personal data where: -
• you contest the accuracy of the personal data
• the personal data is no longer required for the purpose of the processing
• the processing is unlawful of you have opposed the erasure of the personal data and requested for restriction of its use instead.
• you have objected to the processing of personal data, pending verification as to whether our legitimate interests override your interests over the data.

o right to raise a complaint: You can raise a complaint about our processing with the Regulator i.e., the Data Commissioner in Kenya. You may also seek a remedy through the courts if you believe that your rights have been breached.

How do you exercise your rights?

• If you wish to exercise any of the rights outlined above, please draft an email to the Data Protection Officer (DPO) on dpo@germanschool.co.ke.
• We will endeavor to answer all questions via email within the timelines stipulated in law.
• If the provision of the data involves the data of third parties, these third parties can be asked in advance whether they have objections to the provisions.
• We may ask for identification, because we need to know for certain whether we are issuing the data to the right person.
• In some cases, we will not be able to comply with your request. If this happens, you will be duly notified.

International data transfers

• To carry out the purposes outlined in Clause 6 of this Privacy Policy, your data may be transferred to:
o our cloud-based system service providers
o other third parties as stated in clause 8 of this Privacy Policy who may utilize servers located outside Kenya.

• We will only transfer your personal data outside Kenya where such transfer is compliant with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2019 and the Data Protection (General) Regulations,2021

• To ensure that your personal data receives adequate levels of protection, we shall put in place appropriate procedures with our third-party service providers whom we share your personal data with to ensure that your personal information is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with, and which respects data protection laws.

Your responsibilities

• You are responsible for the information you make available to the School, and you must ensure it is accurate, honest, truthful, and not misleading in any way. You must ensure that the information does not contain material that is obscene, defamatory, or infringing on any rights of any third party.
• Further, if you provide any information concerning any other person, such as individuals you provide as emergency contacts and family doctor(s), you are responsible for providing any Policy and obtaining any consents necessary for the School to collect and use that information.

To whom whould I direct a question a complaint?

If you have any questions or complaints about the processing of personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer on the following email address dpo@germanschool.co.ke.

You can also write a letter addressed to:

The DPO,
German School
P.O. Box 978 - 00621
Nairobi, Kenya

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