Das Wunder von Bern

Film Evening GERMAN SCHOOL campus

GERMAN SCHOOL campus is presenting a film evening at Old World in Huntington Beach On Big Screen. Movie is a free event.

Old World German Restaurant will be open for dinner. Guest are encouraged to make reservations at (714) 895-8020.

Friday June 15 – 7:00 pm 

The Movie: Das Wunder von Bern

Director: Sönke Wortmann, Germany, 2003, 118 min., digital. In German with English subtitles

Starring: Louis Klamroth, Peter Lohmeyer, Johanna Gastdorf, Peter Franke, Sascha Göpel. Suitable for general audiences.

Summer, 1954, Germany’s Ruhr Valley.

Shortly before West Germany is to compete in the World Cup, Richard Lubanski (Lohmeyer) returns home after eleven years in a Soviet prisoner of war camp to his wife Christa (Gastdorf) and his three children.

Richard’s son, Matthias (Klamroth), has never known his father and looks up to local soccer hero Helmut Rahn (Göpel) as a role model. Alienated from a country and a family he barley recognizes, Richard initially looks down on his son’s love of soccer. However, Matthias’ infectious passion for the sport soon draws Richard out of his depression; creating a connection between the two, and rejuvenating the family.

The new bond between father and son is cemented as the two travel to see Rahn and the West German national team compete for the World Cup in Bern, Switzerland. Wortmann’s multi-award winning film is a heart-warming and inspirational portrait of West Germany during the post-war Wirtschaftswunder, or “economic miracle”. A huge sensation in Germany, the film links the nation’s unexpected victory in the World Cup with Germany’s new-found sense of identity.

Winner of three German Film Awards: Best Picture, Audience Award for Best Actor, Audience Award for Best German Film.

Presented with the support of the Goethe-Institut

Maifest

Maifest with GERMAN SCHOOL campus

Yesterday was the “Maifest” in Old World Village hosted by German School campus.

Stores remained open, so families could run some errands.
It was a bit chilly out there and the sun came through partially, but the families who came with the children had fun.

The “Donau Schwaben” Youth Group from Los Angeles opened the afternoon with  dances and the dance around the “Maypole”.

School Director Ursula Schoeneich got a craft table for pebble stone painting, like a ladybug or Elmo, flowers on a stone or hearts. Children got so creative. 

Claudia Tichy read a pat out of her children’s book “Tesha entdeckt die Welt,” and signed the books.

Eva Tran crafted colorful ribbons on a stick.

Livia Wielath got the young kids on the feet with the song
“Kangaroo,” and all used the ribbon sticks for their moves.

We ended our day with a great dinner, a glass of “Radler” in the Old-World Restaurant.

Thank you to all and Thank you to Cyndie Kasko from Old World.

Livia Wielath entertained children with the „Känguru“ song.

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Livia Wielath entertained children with the „Känguru“ song.

Pentecost

It is “Pfingsten” – Pentecost

Have you heard about the phrase:“Jemand hat sich wie ein Pfingstochse geschmückt.“ (Someone is dressed like an Ochs- it is too much and too colorful)?

Traditionally farmers in the Alp regions bring the cows to the higher areas of the Alps where they remain all summer, as the weather gets better. The cows are beautifully decorated like you see on the picture.
Like a parade they will be guided through the villages.

Why do we celebrate Pentecost?
It is a Christian fest.
Germany has a “Pfingstsonntag” and “Pfingsmontag”, as official Holiday.
Businesses and stores are most likely closed.

It is the 50th day after Easter.

It is always in Spring. Trees get green leaves, flowers are blooming.
The so called “Pfingstrosen” bloom only in this time of the year.

Maifest and Kinderfest 2018

A Free Event for students and families

Location Courtyard in:
Old World 7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Saturday May 19th, 2018 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm

  • School Director Ursula Schoeneich GERMANSCHOOLcampus.com will lead through the program
  • Livia Wielath from Music to Grow has a program with dances for all age groups
  • The Donauschwäbische Volkstanzgruppe Los Angeles (Danube Swabian Folk Dance Group of LA) performs the “Maibaum Tanz” with the Jugendgruppe under the leadership of Isabell Kerins
  • Claudia Tichy Austrian therapist and author, will read in German from her new book (Tesha Discovers the World – Healing Stories for Children) and will sign copies
  • Cyndie Kasko from Old World Restaurant will spoil us with German Delicatessen
  • Eva Tran PROaupair childcare-from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will have crafts for kids

Please click for event flyer here as pdf

 

Sea Base Open House 2018

GERMAN SCHOOL campus Open House 2018

What a beautiful day at Sea Base Open House. Kids got an excursion on the water in a Sail boat, Pontoon boat or row the boat and kayak.  They got a hand on fishing and life science.

Principal Ursula Schoeneich worked with children on the “Bridge to Europe” game to wake the interest of another language like German. Children of all ages with or without their parents challenged themselves to find the capital cities of European countries on the map.

The Sea Scouts did very well. Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Cup Scouts raised the American Flag.

German School campus presented the STEM Summer camp program and talked about the opportunities the German language can have and with how much fun the language will be learned . As this was a Community event, German school Campus hand out 100 donuts, treats and balloons to the children.