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.
The Day started with German weather in Southern California with rain showers but turned into sunshine after a while.
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.
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.
In general, Karneval is the word used for the Rhenish (Rhineland) version of carnival in northwest Germany (except in Mainz), while the word Fasching refers to the similar celebration in southern Germany and Austria. The big day for Karneval is the Rose Monday parade, whereas the big Fasching parades are usually the day before, on Carnival Sunday. (The big final parade for Mardi Gras in New Orleans is on Shrove Tuesday.) But one of Germany’s biggest carnival parades takes place in the northern German city of Braunschweig, also on Carnival Sunday. Called “Schoduvel” (“scaring away the devil”), the Braunschweig carnival dates back to 1293.
As we can see from the examples above, keeping track of carnival customs is far from simple. The term Fasching is also seen and heard in Berlin and other parts of northern Germany. Fastnacht, mostly used in Swabia and Switzerland, is also used in the northern city of Mainz. However, that still does not mean that these words are interchangeable. In fact, if we examine the origin of the three words, we discover that each is derived from a different source.
The word Fasching dates back to the 13th century and is derived from the Germanic word vaschanc or vaschang, in modern German: Fastenschank = the last serving of alcoholic beverages before Lent. In olden times the 40-day Lenten period of fasting was strictly observed. People refrained from drinking alcohol or eating meat, milk products and eggs. The English word “fast” (to refrain from eating) is related to German fasten.
Enjoy one of our most popular school events for all kids. This is a lot of fun and the school year highlight they are all waiting for. Gingerbread house or also “Hexenhaus” decorating contest and our traditional Year end party at German School campus and Ute’s Kinderschule. Come and enjoy this day with the kid’s and family. Please make your reservation, places are limited and they fill fast.
You and your friends are invited to join us Saturday December 3rd – from 4pm to 7pm
GERMAN SCHOOL campus
Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach CA 92663
Room “Foxtrott” downstairs
What makes Germany such a strong international education partner
Ten reasons why contact is worthwhile on matters of scholarship and learning.
1. DUAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Germany’s dual vocational education system successfully provides skills training for young people. Dual vocational education programs last between two and three years and are offered in 330 recognized occupations. The system combines theoretical and practical learning and is considered an international model.
2. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NETWORK
STUDENTS at some 2,000 schools worldwide can gain a solid grounding in German, among other things, in order to later study for a degree or pursue a career in Germany. The initiative Schools: Partners for the Future (PASCH) is funded by the Federal Foreign Office.
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In 2016 the number of INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS in German HIGHER EDUCATION reached the record level of roughly 321,000. One of the reasons for Germany’s popularity with STUDENTS from abroad is the fact that it offers over 1,300 foreign-language and international degree programs, the majority of them in English.
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Young people can study for a German degree without even leaving their home country. GERMAN UNIVERSITIES and degree programs have been established in many countries – from Egypt to Vietnam – as part of the transnational education effort. Great emphasis is attached to education partnership here.
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German School Campus und Ute’s Kinderschule hatten einen wunderbaren St. Martinsumzug am Irvine See geplant. Sie sind damit einer alten Tradition gefolgt. Nach der Begrüßung las ein Schüler die Geschichte von St. Martin in Deutsch vor. Schüler und Schülerinnen beider Schulen in allen Altersgruppen mit ihren Familien nahmen an diesem Laternenumzug teil. Zahlreiche Familien brachten ihre eigenen Laternen Kreationen mit. Es gab warmen Apfel Cidre, Limonade, original „Berliner“. Zu den traditionellen Liedern „Ich geh mit meiner Laterne“ und „Laterne. Laterne,“ folgte der Umzug ca. 40 Minuten um den See. Zum Abschluss gab es dann einen Weck Mann (eine rheinische Tradition) aus Hefeteig und Rosinen.
Es war eine wunderbare Veranstaltung bei warmen früh herbstlichen Temperaturen. Alle gingen gegen 21:00 Uhr nach Hause. 100 Familien mit Kindern hatten einen wunderschönen St. Martin der wohl vielen unvergesslich bleiben wird. In 2017 werden wir diese traditionelle Veranstaltung wieder haben. Bitte rechtzeitig die Ankündigungen beachten.
Wer war St. Martin?
Wir gehen zurück in das Jahr ca. (316) 336 als Martin in Ungarn geboren wurde. Er wuchs dann in Rom auf und wurde ein Soldat im Römischen Reich. Er half einem Bettler am Wegesrand, als er mit seinem Ross vorbeikam. Er teilte mit seinem Schwert seinen roten Mantel und bewahrt so den armen Bettler vor dem Erfrierungstod. Er widmete sein Leben dann dem christlichen Glauben. Martin wurde dann 371 ein Bishop in Tour (Frankreich). Sein Leben war den Armen und Bedürftigen gewidmet. Martin starb am 8.November 397. Die Bewohner von Tour standen am Ufer und leuchteten mit Laternen zum letzten Geleit, als der Korpus auf einem Boot vorbeifuhr.
Sein Heiligenschrein ist auf dem Pilgerweg nach Santiago de Compostela in Spanien. Er wurde zum Schutzpatron der Armen und Bedürftigen in Europa.
In Deutschland werden neben Deutsch viele andere Sprachen gesprochen. Es gibt die Sprachen der Migranten und Religionsgruppen (Italienern, Spanier, Griechen, Jugoslawen, Türken u.a.). die z.T. bereits seit zwei oder drei Generationen bei uns leben. Außerdem finden sich die Sprachen der autochtonen (= eingesessenen) Volksgruppen wie Sorbisch und Friesisch. Diese Sprachen wurden seit alters her dort gesprochen. Sie wandelten sich erst im Laufe der geschichtlichen Entwicklung zu Minderheitensprachen.
Scout-O-Rama is the annual “trade show” of Scouting in Orange County that is attended by over 20,000 participants. Scouts, their families and friends interested in learning about Scouting enjoy a fun-filled day of exhibits, competitions and displays. Some popular events from recent years include dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, climbing towers, obstacle courses, Bubble Rollers, Medieval Times and the Vans Skate Team shows. Local Packs, Troops, Teams, Posts and Crews can participate in the Scout-O-Rama event by displaying an exhibit booth. This event is open to the public.
Dr. Steven Skahen, Ursula Schoeneich and Alwin Morgenstern all from Troop 90 Newport Beach and intern Charlotte Mueller (GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Sea Base) presented this year:
German Interpreter Stripe
Most influential German Inventions
Building Human DNA
Presenting the GERMAN Language program with the GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach
all day on Saturday April 30th, 2016 at the beautiful location at Newport Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach CA, 92663 Visitors could pick up German School Camp Information STEM and enrollment documents for the 2016/2017 school year. German School Campus has a competence-oriented education that is also on the needs of the students. Students can come too us with their wishes and remarks. We take the time for the students and promote them in the world language German. Our students are on task and learn a world language with fun and joy by speaking, reading, hearing and seeing.
They are eagerly learning to achieving their certificates which brings them every year a step further to achieve a language diploma in German.
School Director Frau Schoeneich offered delicious German cake and coffee. The Balboa Bay club sponsored free Hamburgers. It was a fun-filled event, full of activities and delicious food! Children and parents had the opportunity to join free events and activities which included: