Karneval at GERMAN SCHOOL campus

Karneval at GERMAN SCHOOL campus 

The “Karneval “event was celebrated yesterday February 25th, in the classrooms at German School campus in Newport Beach. It was our 2nd year of this great party.

School Director Frau Ursula Schoeneich is a native from the Rhineland in Germany, where “Karneval “is this week-end in full swing. Frau Ursula loves to bring cultural events to the students and five events are being hosted during the school year.

Together with Frau Ute from the Kinder Schule (4-6 year old’s) this event was fully sponsored by both schools. Music Teacher Frau Livia helped with a great music program. Lots of fun activities, games and dance moves. Students came with the entire family and brought also friends. We had students in creative costumes. The games were so much fun for young ones and adults: Parents fed each other with chocolate pudding as the eyes were blind-folded. Kids ate chocolate marshmallow so called “Schaumküsse’” in a competition. Pretzels on a string where the smaller kids competed with the older ones. They all danced to the music of Karneval. 

The balloon dances were the highlight. Wonderful prices were given to the winners. Children and adults got spoiled with donuts so called “Berliner”, coffee, tea, lemonade and later in the evening with Hot Dogs The final game of the evening was the circle where a gift box went from right to the left student. As the music stopped, the child who hold the box in hand could open it.

The teachers were thankful for the last group of parents who helped in clean up. Party ended by 6:30 pm.

SOCAL German Day 2017 at UCI

SOCAL German Day 2017 at UCI

Deputy Consul General of the Federal republic of Germany Kathrine Steinbrenner at UCI
Deputy Consul General of the Federal republic of Germany Kathrine Steinbrenner at UCI

The Day started with German weather in Southern California with rain showers but turned into sunshine after a while.

Students of German School campus
Students of German School campus

German School campus students and Frau Ursula Schoeneich met at UCI to join the three hours filled program which was put together by. Glenn Levine, Professor of German and German Language Program Director at UCI. Dean of Humanities, Georges van den Abbeele, as we well as the Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kathrin Steinbrenner welcomed teachers and students to the event. In addition, sessions were led by Peter Zykowski of the Goethe Institute San Francisco, Hanni Geist from the DAAD, and Vera Dindoyal from the ZfA-Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Theater workshop with Vera Dindoyal ZfA
Theater workshop with Vera Dindoyal ZfA
DAAD workshop with Hanni Geist
DAAD workshop with Hanni Geist

Students of German School campus won the German Trivia Quiz 1 with 20 to 11 against other High School students. They joined classes of “Getting a Degree in Germany”, “Step into German with Soccer and Music”, a “German Theater workshop”.
Everyone joined the UCI Campus Tour and went then to the Mensa for a lunch invite by Frau Schoeneich. Gifts were given and every student and chaperone took a bag of information’s about the German studies, home.