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German Style carnival

GERMAN SCHOOL campus is hosting German Style Carnival

Sunday March 3rd at 3PM, FREE ADMISSION. A family fun event with: BERLINER, GAMES, CURRYWURST, DANCES, ACTIVITIES, KRAPFEN. Please download Flyer

Where:
Old World Huntington Beach
Banquet Hall
7561 Center Ave #49
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Have your cute costumes on and join us for a fun filled afternoon for the kids and families with lots of activities hosted by the Teachers of  German School campus.

We start at 3:00pm , come in time to get the most out of all games and dances.

Old World will host with good food like the traditional “Currywurst”, with coffee and the famous “Berliner”, we never miss in a German style Carnival.

For questions to this event, please contact the German School
[email protected]

28th February – 5th March 2019 is the real Cologne Carnival.

The “fifth season of the year” as Carnival is called, begins on November 11th at 11:11 a.m. But the real “crazy days” do not start before the so-called Weiberfastnacht (Shrove Thursday), the Thursday before Rosenmontag (Carnival Monday). The “crazy days” of Carnival are celebrated with parties on the streets, in public squares and in pubs. German School campus brings Carnival to Huntington Beach as our principal Frau Schoeneich is from the Rhineland!

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St Martin Lantern Parade

A Tradition Through Generations

St Martin Lantern Parade – A Tradition Through Generations

Can we assume that St. Martin (350 A.D.) still fits into today’s time? As teachers we are always faced with the question whether “traditions oblige” and so we tell the students and parents the story of St. Martin and the beggar, when we came together on November 11th in Old World Village, Huntington Beach, CA, for the St. Martin lantern parade:

“It was cold that day. Mighty cold. The people preferred to stay in their houses, hardly anyone dared go out into the street. The wind was icy, it was snowing, and it was like it would never warm up again. But one was on the street that day, one who had no roof over his head, a beggar.
With his teeth clattering and half frozen, he squatted huddled together at the city gate. He had nothing clever to put on, he was almost naked. He whimpered from the cold. But another one was on the road that day. Martin was called the Man, a soldier on horseback. Quick as the wind he rode with a blowing cloak through the deserted streets. Still through the city gate and he would be at home.
But – what was that? Martin stopped the horse to trot more slowly. That was but – indeed! Somebody was sitting there. A man. Martin looked at him. Hardly he was wearing. And how he trembled with sheer cold. Next to him remained the horse.
Martin didn’t think long. Without further ado he took off his coat, pulled out his sword and divided with it the cloak in the middle. He gave half of his coat to the beggar, and even before he knew what happened to him, Martin galloped away too.
The beggar gratefully wrapped himself in the half of his coat. How warm it was and how good it was. For a long time, he looked after Martin.”

Sankt Martin

During the week we had a pre-relief session about St. Martin in order to illustrate the story to the students and how they can deal with a beggar today:
“Anyone can be a beggar, beggars don’t just sit at the roadside. Beggars are sometimes among us – at school, in the family, in our free time, in the neighborhood; because everyone sometimes needs something that might be missing.
Sample: It is Tim who forgot his lunch at home. With a growling stomach he looks at Max, who is about to bite into his ham sandwich. Max notices that Tim is watching him. Without further ado he divides his bread and gives Tim half.
“What is divided here – how is a boy helped?”
Martin had a big heart for others.
“How can you help others or what can you share with others?
“Sometimes, I need help,
sometimes I can’t do it alone,
I’ll beg for advice then, or for a hand,
or around feet that accompany me.
Sometimes, I’m a beggar too.”

St Martin Laternenparade

Eine Tradition durch Generationen

Können wir davon ausgehen, dass St. Martin (350 n.Chr.) noch in die heutige Zeit passt?

Als Lehrer stehen wir immer vor der Frage ob „Traditionen verpflichten?“ und so erzählen wir den Schülern und Eltern die Geschichte von St. Martin und dem Bettler, als wir am 11. November in Old World Village, Kalifornien zu der St. Martin Laternenparade zusammen kamen:

„Kalt war es an jenem Tag. Mächtig kalt. Die Menschen blieben lieber in ihren Häusern, kaum einer traute sich auf die Straße. Der Wind war eisig, es schneite und es war, als würde es nie wieder warm werden.
Doch einer war an jenem Tag auf der Straße, einer, der kein Dach über dem Kopf ich hatte, ein Bettler nämlich. Mit klappernden Zähnen und halb erfroren hockte er zusammengekauert am Stadttor. Nichts Gescheites zum Anziehen hatte er, beinahe nackt war er. Vor lauter Kälte wimmerte er.
Doch noch einer war an jenem Tag auf der Straße unterwegs. Martin hieß der Mann, ein Soldat zu Pferde. Schnell wie der Wind ritt er mit wehendem Mantel durch die menschenleeren Straßen. Noch durch das Stadttor und er wäre zu Hause. Doch – was war das? Martin hielt das Pferd an, langsamer zu traben. Das war doch – tatsächlich! Da saß jemand. Ein Mann. Martin sah ihm entgegen. Kaum etwas an hatte der. Und wie er zitterte vor lauter Kälte. Neben ihm blieb das Pferd stehen. Martin überlegte nicht lange. Kurzerhand zog er seinen Mantel aus, zog sein Schwert hervor und teilte mit diesem den Mantel in der Mitte durch. Die eine Mantelhälfte gab er dem Bettler, und noch bevor dieser wusste, wie ihm geschah, galoppierte Martin auch schon davon. Dankbar hüllte sich der Bettler in die Mantelhälfte. Wie warm sie war und wie gut sie ihm tat. Noch lange blickte er Martin hinterher.“
Im Unterricht hatten wir während der Woche eine Vorentlastung zum Thema St. Martin um den Schüler die Geschichte zu veranschaulichen und wie sie in der heutigen Zeit damit umgehen können:
„Jeder kann ein Bettler sein, Bettler sitzen nicht nur am Straßenrand. Bettler sind manchmal mitten unter uns – in der Schule, in der Familie, in der Freizeit, in der Nachbarschaft; denn jeder braucht manchmal etwas, was ihm vielleicht gerade fehlt.“

Es gab ein Beispiel:
Es ist Tim, der sein Pausenbrot daheim vergessen hatte. Mit knurrendem Magen schaut er zu Max, der gerade in sein Schinkenbrot beißen will. Max merkt, dass Tim ihn beobachtet. Kurzerhand teilt er sein Brot und gibt Tim die Hälfte ab.
„Was wird hier geteilt- wie wird einem Jungen geholfen?“
Martin hatte ein großes Herz für andere.
„Wie kannst du anderen helfen oder was kannst du mit anderen teilen?“
„Manchmal, da brauche ich Hilfe,
manchmal schaff ich es nicht allein,
um einen Rat bettle ich dann, oder um eine Hand,
die mit anpackt oder um Füße, die mich begleiten.
Manchmal, da bin ich auch ein Bettler.“

Lantern Fest 2018

GERMAN SCHOOL campus
Lantern Fest & St. Martin’s Parade

You are invited to our traditional annual lantern fest and St. Martins Parade. Bring your kids and enjoy the German Tradition of the parade.

We sell the beautiful lanterns. Please come to our canope. 

Sunday November 11th, 2018
Program 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location Old World Huntington Beach (please see map below)

Please print pdf flyer Sankt Martin 2018

2018 Annual German School campus Lantern Fest

Pirates Festival in Old World

GERMAN SCHOOL campus

Pflaumen und Piraten Festival

Das Old World Pflaumen Festival entstand 1995 in Huntington Beach, zu Ehren der Großmutter Elly, die jedes Jahr im August zum Geburtstag ihrer Tochter Dolores einen leckeren Pflaumenkuchen backte. Ihre Kinder Cyndie Kasko und Bernie Bischof führen heute diese Tradition im wunderschönen Kalifornien fort.

German School Campus vertreten durch die Direktorin Frau Ursula Schoeneich wurde zu diesem Fest eingeladen und war in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal bei dieser Veranstaltung dabei und hat mit einer Programmeinlage der Piratengeschichte von dem legendären Klaus Störtebeker Familien und Kinder beeindruckt. Die Lehrer Dr. Marine Jago und John Weber halfen bei dem Kinderprogramm:

„Als Klaus Störtebeker vor 600 Jahren lebte, war er der größte Pirat in der Nordsee und Ostsee. Aber wer war er? Im Jahre 1360 wurde er in Wismar geboren als Klaus von Alkun. Es gab viele Legenden um ihn und er blieb ein Mythos. Wie so viele Meister geriet Störtebeker vielleicht eher zufällig in seine Karriere als Seeräuber. Er entstammte edlen Verhältnissen, vertrank und verspielte als Lebemann in Ritterrüstung jedoch sein gesamtes Vermögen. Die Stralsunder Pfeffersäcke verwüsteten den väterlichen Hof nahe Barth, sein Vater wurde getötet. Vor den Toren Hamburgs traf er die Seeräuberclique der Vitalienbrüder. Ihr Kapitän Gödecke Michels gab ihm ein Hufeisen, welches Störtebeker problemlos umbog. Eine Eisenkette riss er auch entzwei. Selbst eine Zinnstange drehte er zum Zopf. Als er dann noch den ellenhohen Humpen Michels kurzerhand herunterkippte, hat er die Aufnahmeprüfung der Seeräuber bestanden. und wurde schließlich ihr Mentor. Als damals viele Bauern immer ärmer wurden und hungern mussten, gingen sie zu den Piraten. Immer wenn die Piraten ein Schiff überfielen, teilten sie die Schätze. Die Piraten waren eine große Gefahr für den Handel mit England, Schweden, Dänemark und Russland. Es wurde immer schwieriger, für die Kaufleute ihre Waren sicher zu transportieren, da die Piraten Flotte grösser wurde. Störtebeker überfiel nur reiche Kaufleute. Er gab auch Geld den Armen. Bis heute lebt Klaus Störtebeker in Büchern, Filmen Ausstellungen und Filmfestspielen in Ralswieck auf der Insel Rügen als ewiger Pirat weiter.“

Mit dem Piratenlied „Alle, die mit auf Piratenfahrt fuhren, mussten Männer mit Bärten sein. Jan und Hein und Klaas. und Pit die hatten Bärte, die hatten Bärte, Jan und Hein und Klaas. und Pit die hatten Bärte, die fuhren mit,“ wurden die Kinder im Festsaal ermutigt mitzumachen. Die Schule gab ihnen Piraten Halstücher, Augenklappen und kleine Fernstecher. Für einige Kinder gab es sogar einen Piratenhut. Musikspiele mit Piraten Strand Bällen, das Piraten Ruderlied, der Piraten Tanz hielt die Kinder weiter auf den Beinen. Eine Schnitzeljagd führte die Kinder zu den imitieren Goldmünzen und Edelsteinen, die sie dann zur Schatztruhe bringen mussten. Alle Schätze wurden dann gleichwertig aufgeteilt und die Kinder waren sehr zufrieden mit ihrer „Beute“, die sie alle mit nach Hause nehmen durften.

Eine Band im Festsaal sorgte weiterhin für Tanzstimmung. Der frische Pflaumenkuchen mit Schlagsahne und Kaffee war für uns Lehrer ein Genuss. Das Dackel Hund Rennen draußen im Innenhof sorgte weiterhin für Spannung an diesem schönen Familien Nachmittag.

Ursula Schoeneich
Direktorin
German School Campus in Newport Beach, CA USA

Pirates and Plum Festival

The German Pirates are coming!

GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach will send out the German pirates to look out for the “Pflaumenkuchen” and this during Plum Festival.

Yes, Indeed! Join us!

When: Sunday August 19th, at 2:00 pm

Where: Old World, 7561 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

You will listen to the story of the German pirate Klaus Störtebecker, who roamed the North Sea and the Baltic Ocean. You go on a treasure hunt where you find playful gold coins and jewels. You row a pirate ship and music games will keep you on the feet’s. LIVE MUSIC, Dachshund Races, Food and drink, Bouncy house, face painting. A Great Family Event for all ages.

GERMAN SCHOOL campus
1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Contact us

Phone: 949 – 285 – 0828
Email: [email protected]

German School campus Inc is a 501 © (3) non-profit Corporation

School Fundraiser

GERMAN SCHOOL campus needs help

Dear Respected Business Owner,
Dear Friends of our German Program,

We are a German School with locations in Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo and Carlsbad, with a wonderful German program for students age 4- 17-years. In our morning and afternoon program students build up the language courses over the years and can reach at High school level the German Sprachdiplom I or II which allows them to study in German or Austria on free tuition.

The German language gives students an investment in their future careers. With over 200 million speakers, it’s the language of global importance.

Each year, the school needs to ask for fundraising to raise money for the necessary capital improvement, financial aid and scholarships, which are not covered by tuition.

Some businesses helped to make a difference last year. The donation went to the scholarship fund and helped students to get a tuition free year of German Language classes.

We are also looking to get technology in class.

We are hoping, that your business can donate either goods towards our raffle at the St. Martin Lantern Fest in November 11th, or money this year. This will provide a tax-deduction for your company and a gift to all children. In addition, your donation will be acknowledged on all advertising through social Media and our promotional materials as well as announcement on the event.

Your 100% tax-deductible contribution will earn your business the respectful attention of our communities.

We are thus particularly grateful for the generosity that enables us to maintain our School program and retain a reputation as a center for loving and intelligent child education.

We thank you very much for your help.

You can donate through the web-site

We can arrange Pick-up for your contribution.

With sincere appreciation

Ursula Schoeneich
Principal

German school campus registered 501© (3) non-profit Public enefit Corporation Federal Tax ID 47-4952874

SUMMER DAY CAMP 2018

GERMAN SCHOOL campus summer day camp 2018 Newport Beach

Monday July 2nd till Saturday July 7th
(Wednesday 4th of July is off)
Daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cost $ 485.- incl material and T-shirt

Please sign up here, space is limited!

This program is designed for students who want to investigate another language like German, for students who speak German and want to improve as we immerse 8 hours daily the language. Students in the age group of 6-year-old up to 17 are welcome. In playful and fun experiments students will be introduced to science. Every day we look to the Elements of – Earth- Fire- Water- Air. Students learn about the various environments, and become familiar with sustainability, recycling, clean air solutions, wind power and much more. We go on exciting excursions on a pontoon boat to a local Science center in the Bay Area and sail to ocean or go on a Kayak to explore waters. The program binder is written in German and English which each student will receive on the first day plus a German School camp T-shirt. Students will bring their own snacks and lunch for the day.  Sign up forms and check payments need to be mailed to German School Administration in no later than June 20th.

GERMAN SCHOOL campus Inc.
Attn. Ursula Schoeneich / Principal
26895 Aliso Creek Rd, #B858
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Please contact me if you have questions: [email protected]
We love to see you and join us for an exciting week of science and outdoor activities.


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GERMAN SCHOOL Awards 2018

GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Award Ceremony 2018

German school campus, Newport Beach is a Language School open to all children age 6-17 or if they are enrolled in a High School program.

In a special event on Saturday morning German School campus represented by School Director Ms. Ursula Schoeneich honored their outstanding students with certificates and medals. Everyone received a bag with treats and a gift for her/his accomplishment in
the German language.

In German School campus students can earn the Language certificates they need for High School credit and can participate every year in the AATG- National German Exam for High School students. The National German Exam provides an excellent opportunity to highlight student success and promote the German program to school. Recognizing students of the German Language at the special award ceremony every year and the schools honor program are wonderful opportunities for positive publicity for the German School program.

The Exam is comprised of two parts: Reading and Listening and Viewing. The Exam material comes from authentic resources. The Exam has 100 multiple choice and matching questions on each Level.

In 2018 AATG published that 25,939 students entered the exam on Levels 1,2,3 and 4. About 8,302 students earned medals and the Presidential Honor Roll, 3,158 in Gold, 2,461 in Silver and 2,683 in Bronze. 44 students received study trip awards to Germany:
For over 50 years, the Federal Republic of Germany, through the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) and its Pedagogical Exchange Service (Pädagogischer Austauschdienst), has provided the AATG/PAD Study Trip Awards, a 3-4-week trip to Germany in the summer following the Exam. Students attend classes at an academic High School stay in homestays, and participate in various excursions to places of cultural significance.

All National German Exam Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award Winners will be honored online with a special commendation from the AATG President. These Awards are given to students who achieved the highest percentile rankings on the NGE. German School campus students have the possibility to be part of this exam program
and they did it! We proudly honored this year 2 students with Bronze and 9 students with Gold certificates and medals.

During the Schools award ceremony one students was sworn in to the Delta Epsilon Phi (ΔΕΦ) National Honor Society for High School Students of German who recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of a learner of German. completed three semesters of German with a 3.6 grade point average in German and have an
overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The organization was founded in 1968 by Käthe Wilson at Coral Gables High School
(FL), a devoted AATG member, to reward scholastic achievement in the study of German and to promote interest in the study of German language, literature, and civilization.

Additionally, two students were honored who mastered the Goethe C1 Sprachdiplom in April 2018.

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A delicious breakfast was waiting after the ceremony and used the time to talk to the parents

All students made German School campus very proud this year! We said: “Auf Wiedersehen und viel Glück,”to those students who finished the German School program after many years of their commitment.