Parents Letter No. 6

Dear parents,

Today I would like to inform you about some upcoming events.

  1. On Friday, March 09th 2018 we will have our second inhouse staff training for this school year. Therefore, on this day for all children (kindergarten and school) we will close at 12.15 pm. No lunch will be ordered for this day. We would like to ask you to make note of this time so that we can start on time with our training in kindergarten and at school.
  2. The Federal Youth Games are just around the corner. On Friday, March 23rd 2018 all scheduled competitions will take place in the morning on the sports field. The school day will start at the usual time at 45 am. We will start with the cross country followed by long jump, sprinting and throwing. Even the preschool will get a taste of everything and compete in all disciplines except cross-country. After the competitions your children will be with us until the certificate and medal ceremony at the school. At 12:15 pm the school will be closed and we begin our Easter holidays.
  3. After the Easter holidays, we will go to the concrete planning of our “Open House Day” on April 28th 2018 from 10.00 to 13.00 o’clock. We will inform you about this separately.

Best regards

Carmen Klaus


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Parents Letter No. 5

Dear parents,

today I would like to inform you about some events and upcoming changes that have resulted from the experiences of the first months of this school year.


  1. On Thursday, February 8th 2018, we will complete the first semester of the school year and give your children (except class 1) the mid-term reports. We will start the lessons on this day as usual at 7.45 am and follow the normal timetable for the first 4 lessons. In the 5th lesson the class leaders will give out the mid-term reports and at 12.15 o’clock school will close.


  1. The following Friday, February 9th there will be a small carnival celebration for our children from 9:00 to 11:11 am. We would like to ask you to send your children in costume to school that day. From 8:45 am to 9:00 am there will be supervision and the school bus will be driving later accordingly. We will then celebrate until 11:11 am and there will be supervision until 12:00 o’clock. If possible, we would like to end the party with our waterslide on the sports field. Therefore we would like to ask you to send bathing suits and a towel to the children.


  1. On February 12th and 13th is our semester break and our institution remains closed.


  1. We will start the second semester on February 14th 2018 at 7.45 with our yearly project days. These will take place under the slogan “Guiding principles of the German-International School”. On February 14th until 16th we will offer activities. There will also be relaxation of a sporty nature. On all three project days the children will be involved from 7:45 to 12:15. Since the afternoon part will be dropped on these three days, there will be no lunch.


  1. In order to be able to arrange our afternoon in the second semester in a more varied and child-friendly way, we will change the procedure and extend the supervision until 4 pm. From February 19th we will be offering homework time for everyone from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In the homework time one English- and one German-speaking teacher will be working with the children.


  1. The activity clubs will start at 3 pm. In the same time the afternoon care is installed. There is no compulsory participation on any of the 4 days in any activity club. The support in our library is then exclusively free play and reading time. The time between 3.45 and 4 o’clock is the pick up time for external children.


  1. Children registered for the afternoon care can be picked up at the library at any time between 3:00 pm and 3:45 pm. Children of camp residents who leave care before 3.45 pm and go home alone should bring their parents’ permission. The school bus departs (depending on requirements) at 2pm and 4pm.


  1. Our activity clubs will be offered in the second semester as follows:
  • Mondays: “Sports and activity” and Handcrafts
  • Tuesdays: choir (formerly Musical)
  • Wednesdays: Computer club
  • Thursdays: Arts and Crafts


The Italian language club unfortunately has to be canceled for organizational reasons. If your child no longer participates in a previously elected activity club, please inform us on the feedback sheet!


  1. Fridays closing time is as usual 2pm.



Moreover, the suspicion of open tuberculosis in the area of ​​the school has not been confirmed.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the DSA team!

Best regards
Carmen Klaus


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Parents Letter No. 4

Dear parents,

The Christmas holidays are approaching and, as every year, there are also some special features on the timetable:

  1. On the 6th December we will bake cookies with your children during the lessons (5th and 6th hour).
  2. In the last school week before the holidays (11th until 15th December 2017) the afternoon care and the clubs will not take place. The school day will finish for all students at 2 pm on these days.
  3. On Wednesday, 13th December the rehearsal for the Christmas party will start at 6 pm. Please make sure that the children arrive on time. The students who have completed their performance can go home immediately afterwards. I think the rehearsal will be over by 8 pm at the latest for anyone who has to stay until the end.
  4. The Christmas party will start on 14th December at 7 pm sharp. Again, it is important that you appear with your children punctually at 6.50 pm.
    At recent events, we have repeatedly found a “certain” disturbing restlessness during the performances of YOUR children. In the interest of YOUR children, who are preparing very intensively for these performances, we would like to ask you for the (deserved) attention, not only for YOUR own child. There will be no refreshments during the children’s performance. For “emergencies”, we will open our Activity Room, but children may only use it with you and under your supervision. Afterwards there will be – as usual – a cozy get-together with a buffet sponsored by the company and you. The alcoholic beverages are at your own expense.
  5. On Friday, 15th December lessons start at 9 am due to the previous evening event. Children riding the school bus will be picked up later. Class teacher lessons will take place on this day until 12.15.
  6. The beginning of the lessons in new year is the 8th January 2018 at 7.45 am according to plan.


I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Best regards
Carmen Klaus

The school board and the teachers have adopted the new mission statement and school profile of the German School Abuja. Viewing is possible in the showcase and soon on the new homepage.

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Parent Letter No. 3

Dear parents,

as one of our planned teacher-parents-evenings is affected by the celebration of the Day of German Unity in the German Embassy on 16th November 2017 and our student numbers allow this, we would like to inform you that we were able to agree to only one teacher-parents-evening and this on Friday, 17th November 2017. We will extend our talk time this evening and will start at 6 pm. The list of names will be available from Tuesday the 14th November in the school showcase.

Best regards
Carmen Klaus

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Parent Letter No. 2 (Abuja, 18.10.2017)

Dear parents,

some further information for you today:

1. As of this Wednesday, for technical reasons Mr. Malkin will be responsible for the afternoon daycare in the library alongside Mrs. Eko.

2. Mrs. Wagner was elected Parent Councilor and Mrs. Felix as her deputy.

3. On Thursday, October 19, a representative of the team of inspectors carrying out inspection at the German Embassy will visit our school for an informal discussion.

3. From October 23 to 27 we have our first vacation in this school year. During this time, some reconstruction work will be carried out, especially in the kindergarten area. We will start the next 7 school weeks on Monday, October 30 at 7:45 am.

4. On Monday, October 30 and on Tuesday, October 31 we will close already at 2 pm. There are no working groups and no afternoon care, because the teachers have a course in further education.

5. On Friday, November 10 the traditional parade will take place on the eve of St. Martin. We will meet at 7 pm in the schoolyard. After some songs and poems, the lantern parade goes to the camp fire station, where drinks and a stew are ready. Lanterns will be prepared in kindergarten/ school with the children. These should remain in school until this evening. Please send your child (if equipped) a lantern rod in the set. For our newly arrived children we provide a lantern rod, batteries must be provided by parents.

6. On Thursday, November 16 and on Friday November 17 from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, our consultation evenings for parents of grades 1 to 4 will take place. Starting from Tuesday, November 14, at 7.45 am, the teachers’ timetables will be available on the info board next to the music room in which you can register. The feedback on the current performance of your children will therefore be sent to you on Monday, November 13.

Best regards
Carmen Klaus

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Parent Letter No.1 Abuja 09/05/2017

Dear parents,

with regard to the beginning school year of the DSA/GIS I would like to provide some information. During the first week of school, Sep. 5th – Sep. 8th, there is no afternoon lesson as the registration for the afternoon care, the requirements for food- and driving services as well as the afternoon club teams are yet to be completed- attached you will find a list to choose from. According to that we close by 12.15pm during this first week. From Monday Sep. 11th on we will follow our regular schedule. Also, please mind changes of your child`s daily schedule including breaks. Today your children are informed about these changes. Accordingly information is also provided on our website.

Please fill out the attached form regarding afternoon care, clubs, transport and lunch and return it by Thursday Sep. 7th. Children of classes 1-4 who are residents of the Life Camp can go home for lunch. Afternoon care program is not obligatory for these children. Please mark accordingly.

On Friday the 8th of September 2017, our First Day at School Ceremony will start at 11am. All studentspreschool children included- will participate in the ceremony. After the official celebration, children who live in the Life Camp will be sent home by 11.45am. External students are taken care of until 12.15pm. Please pick up your preschool child at the clubhouse. External preschool children shall be picked up at the kindergarten by 12.15pm.

Regarding clothing provided by the school, we have chosen another mode for this school year. Each student/ preschool child receives three t-shirts free of charge at the beginning of the school year. Any additional pieces will be charged. We will send you an order form to be filled out with the desired color and size. Please send it back signed. By the end of this week the T-shirts will be given out. This procedure is applied for any further orders in the future as well.

On Thursday Sep. 14th 2017 the first parents-teacher conference will take place at 7pm. After a general part will have taken place in our kindergarten building, parents will meet in their child`s classroom. I hereby cordially invite you to this evening and remain in pleasant anticipation of your participation.

Best regards
Carmen Klaus

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