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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.

Karneval Party 2017

Karneval Party 2017

Lots of activities, fun, games, music and snacks. Bring your entire family, friends and new students are welcome. Please download and print your flyer and send the link to your friends and family.

Saturday February 25th, 2017 – 4 pm to 6 pm –
Sea Base room downstairs “Foxtrott

GERMAN SCHOOL Campus Location
Youth Center Newport Sea Base – 1931 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Please make your reservation:
Age group: 7 to 18
GERMAN SCHOOL campus: (949) – 229 – 7389
Email: [email protected]

Age group: 4 to 6
Ute’s KinderSchule: (949) – 786 – 3877
Email: [email protected]

About Karneval

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.

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest & Party

Gingerbread House
Decorating Contest & Party

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

Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House

GERMAN SCHOOL campus
Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach CA 92663
Room “Foxtrott” downstairs

Please register today, just click on the link below  – do not miss it!
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest & Party

It is the day before St. Nikolaus and we have a lot to prepare. German School campus with Frau Ursula and Ute’ Kinderschule will assist you. Please make a reservation soon: ages from 4 – 17 years.

German School campus age 7-17 years [email protected] Phone (949) 285 0829

We ask for a donation of $ 30 per Hexenhaus towards the material.
Please mail the check no later than November 28 ($30 each child). Please include with your check payment the name(s) of your kid(s).

to:
GERMAN SCHOOL campus
26895 Aliso Creek Rd, #B858 – Aliso Viejo CA 92656

St. Martinsumzug am Irvine See

St. Martinsumzug am Irvine See

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St. Martinsumzug am Irvine See

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.

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Familien Kinder mit Laternen

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.

Martinszug auf dem Düsseldorfer Marktplatz, Aquarell von Heinrich Hermanns, 1905
Martinszug auf dem Düsseldorfer Marktplatz, Aquarell von Heinrich Hermanns, 1905

Sein Heiligenschrein ist auf dem Pilgerweg nach Santiago de Compostela in Spanien. Er wurde zum Schutzpatron der Armen und Bedürftigen in Europa.

Lantern Walk – Traditional German

Lantern Walk – Traditional German

Join us for our traditional lantern walk on Saturday, November 5th, at 6:30 pm in front of Frau Ute’s Kinderschule. Please bring jacket.

This event is in Cooperation with:
GERMANSCHOOLcampus and Ute’s Kinder Schule. 

Tradtional “Weckmännchen” U$ 10.00 each and refreshments will be sold.

Weckmännchen

Please pre-order your “Weckmännchen” now to be sure that your child will get one and not left out.

Price is only U$ 10 each!

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Please make your reservation:

GERMANSCHOOLcampus: (949)229 7389
Email: [email protected]

Lantern Walk 2016 – German Tradition

Lantern walk 2016

Lantern walk 2016

Laternenumzug 2016

Scout-O-Rama 2016

What is Scout-O-Rama?

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.

From left to right: Alwin Morgenstern, Dr. Steven Skahen, Greg Taylor, Ursula Schoeneich, Charlotte Mueller
From left to right: Alwin Morgenstern, Dr. Steven Skahen, Greg Taylor, Ursula Schoeneich, Charlotte Mueller

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:

Ursula Schoeneich Principal of GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Seabase
Ursula Schoeneich Principal of GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Seabase
  • German Interpreter Stripe
  • Most influential German Inventions
  • Building Human DNA
  • Presenting the GERMAN Language program with the GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach
Scouts building human DNA
Scouts building human DNA

Open House

GERMAN SCHOOL campus and Sea Base at Newport Sea Base celebrated Open House

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher opening speech GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Sea Base
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher opening speech GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Sea Base
Open Ceremony GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach
Open Ceremony 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.

GERMAN SCHOOL campus open house sing up Newport Beach
GERMAN SCHOOL campus open house sing up Newport Beach

They are eagerly learning to achieving their certificates which brings them every year a step further to achieve a language diploma in German.

GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach kids activities Newport_Beach
GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach kids activities Newport_Beach

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:

Roboter demo GERMAN SCHOOL open house Newport Beach Sea Base
Roboter demo GERMAN SCHOOL open house Newport Beach Sea Base
  • Sailboat & Pontoon Boat Rides
  • “Coastie” the Talking Tugboat
  • Sea Scout and NSB Sailing Team
  • Vessel Tours
  • Face Painting
  • Origami Boat Making
  • Huck Finn Fishing
  • Row Boats
  • Kayaking
  • Andy Fitzpatrick Regatta

Easter Party – Frohe Ostern

March 19th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Wintermist Park

Eastereggs und Ostereier
Eastereggs und Ostereier

On Saturday, March 19th, we will have an Easter Party and would be so happy if you could join us!

We would appreciate if you could bring a little something to eat and share with everyone. Also, please bring a dozen filled plastic eggs (don’t le the children see it!) foru our egg hunt.

We will meet at Wintermist Park (2 blocks up the loop), where we have the Easter Egg Hunt, enjpy the yummy food and friends, and play some games.

Egg Hunt will start at 10:15 a.m.

RSVP by 3-13 please email or call or send message below.

Please download Easter Party 2016 Flyer