__ Milo and the Magical Stones__
On Friday it was finally showtime for our 12 little kindergartners. Their production for the stage of "Milo and the Magical Stones" was ready to premiere after months of memorizing lines, practicing singing and stage choreography. Under the direction of Ms. Deis the performance turned out almost perfectly, prompting enthusiastic applause from parents, teachers, siblings and classmates alike. The play is a cautionary tale about the dangers of excessive consumption and materialism about mice and the island they live on. One day Milo finds something extraordinary—a shiny stone. The stone brings the mice light in the winter, and soon each mouse wants a stone of their own. The wisest mouse reminds them that when they take something they must give something in return. All mice except for Milo choose not to care for their environment and let greed take over.
__ Time to Get Wet__
Friday morning, May 19, 2017, greeted its early risers with a deep blue sky and sunshine galore. The previous evening and night had looked quite different when an aweful thunderstorm raged over the Life Camp. But these new and improved conditions were perfect for Friday's big event: our annual swimming competitions. These are part of the German Federal Youth Games, the athletic competitions of which had already taken place in February.
In order to lighten up the competitions our school organized lots of fun acitivties in and around the pool, including a cannonball championship and relay games such as an egg and spoon race through the kids' pool and canoeing in the big pool.
Extracurricular Fun _
Our list of extracurricular activities surely left little to be desired. Pupils were able to choose from a variety of activities:
Brain teaser enthusiasts can train their logical thinking abilities solving Math puzzles and riddles with Mrs. Pitzen. Pupils with a heightened interest in physical activity sweat with Mrs. Schinske in the "Sports Games" club. Little future gardeners are groomed in the club "Little Green Thumbs," where everyone tends to their own personal plant with Mrs. Deis and Mr. Schertler. Relaxation and meditation for children is offered by Mrs. Widdecke. Creativity and handicraft work can be enjoyed under the guidance of Mrs. Cornford, and a first taste of scuba diving with wetsuits and full diving gear is offered by Mr. Deis.
Check out a few impressions of our clubs after the jump!
Project Week "Easter"
Usually our project week takes place in the final week before summer break, but this year - owing to the closure of Abuja International Airport - we had an Easter-themed project week before the Easter weekend. Another focus lay on the Amerian artist Keith Haring.
As a special highlight all our Kindergarten and Primary School students were able to leave an impression (maybe) for the ages: under the creative direction of Mrs. Reinicke they were allowed to paint their silhouettes onto the outer wall of the Julius Berger Water Treamtent and to color them in the style of Keith Haring. The colorful result can now be admired by every pedestrian and cyclist - don't miss it!
Other activities included getting to know the artist Keith Haring and his works, Easter egg dying, creative drawing on the computer, baking your own Easter Bunny, and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The German School Abuja is expanding its reach by offering bilingual education (German and English) starting with the coming school year 2017/2018.
Starting with Year 1 students of the Primary School will be able to choose between a German stream and an English stream. Both streams offer extensive lessons in the respective mother tongue, taught by native speakers, while also offering lessons in the respective other first foreign language.
Our Nursery School will be open for children aged 2 and older and will be able to accomodate children both from German-speaking and international backgrounds.
Please be aware that places are limited and that enrollment has begun. See our Flyer for more information. The admission application form is available here.