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

 

Oster Fest der German School Campus

Eggstravaganza, dass Oster Fest der German School Campus in Old World Huntington Beach.

Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein konnte das Osterfest der Schule starten. Die Kinder kamen mit ihren Osterkörbchen, um an dem Osterfest teilzunehmen.

Old World hatte 300 gefüllte Ostereier gestiftet, und die German School Campus, vertreten durch Frau Ursula Schoeneich spendeten noch 200 gefüllte Ostereier und viele Preise, für die Aktivitäten.
Aufgeregt warteten die Kinder auf den Start, um mit der Suche nach den Ostereiern durch die kleine Stadt von Old World http://www.oldworld.ws/about-us.html zu beginnen.

Eier färben

Eier faerbenEs wurden 180 hart gekochte Eier zum Färben der Ostereier bereitgestellt. Die Kinder hatten einen großen Spaß beim Färben, denn für viele Kinder war es das erste Mal.

 

Sackhüpfen

Das Sackhüpfen ist ein bekanntes, populäres Wettlaufspiel, bei dem die Teilnehmer ihre Beine in einen leeren Sack stecken müssen, der Sackhuepfenihnen bis kurz vor die Hüften reicht. Das Ziel müssen sie erreichen, indem sie den Sack mit beiden Händen nach oben ziehen und so hüpfend um die Wette rennen. Viele Kinder konnten nicht genug davon bekommen und haben es mehrfach versucht. Kinder nahmen nach Altersgruppen am Eierlauf teil:

Eierlauf

Das ist der Klassiker unter den Oster-Spielen. Die Eier werden jeweils auf einen Löffel gelegt. Die Mitspieler stellen sich in einer EierlaufenLinie auf und laufen auf Kommando los. Der Löffel darf nur in einer Hand gehalten werden, und man darf die Eier beim Laufen nicht festhalten. Wer als Erster mit seinem Ei ins Ziel kommt, hat gewonnen.

Das Nachmittagsprogramm hatte auch „Face Painting“ vor Ort.

Frau Livia Wielath leitete einen Gruppentanz zum „Lied der Erde – Earth Song.“

Zahlreiche Eltern haben sich herzlich bedankt, für so einen wunderbaren Samstagnachmittag vor Ostern.

Ostereier suchen – Woher kommt diese Tradition?

Aber warum wir Ostereier suchen und wieso sie überhaupt versteckt werden, ist leider unklar. So genau weiß keiner, wie diese Tradition entstanden ist.

Am Ostersonntag werden die Ostereier gesucht; für alle Nicht-Kirchgänger ist dies der wichtigste Teil des ganzen Tages. Jedes Kind freut sich darauf, und weltweit gibt es zu jedem Osterfest öffentliche Veranstaltungen für Jung und Alt, gemeinsam die EiersuchenOstereier zu suchen.

Heutzutage ist es mehr Schokolade, Marzipan und Crème-Füllung, aber das war nicht immer so. Das Osterei ist eines der zentralen Symbole des Osterfestes, und richtige Eier gehörten von Anfang an dazu.

Im Falle der Ostereier besagt die Folklore, dass das Verschenken von Eiern zu Ostara, welches eine heidnische Tradition war, von der Kirche unter Strafe gestellt wurde. Wahrscheinlich, um die alten Traditionen auszurotten und nur noch die kirchlichen Bräuche zu feiern. Um sich bei der Fortsetzung dieses alten Rituals nicht erwischen zu lassen, haben die Anhänger die Eier also nicht mehr persönlich verschenkt, sondern auf den Feldern von Freunden und Familie vergraben und versteckt. Dementsprechend mussten die Ostara-Eier also gesucht werden. Was wir bis heute noch machen.

Frühlingsträume ein Gedicht

Weit zieht der Winter sich zurück,
es grünen Busch und Bäume.
Das Lied der Nachtigall heißt Glück
im Glanz der Frühlingsträume.

Natur uns schon erahnen lässt
was wir bald nicht mehr missen
und weisend auf das Osterfest
blüh´n leuchtend gelb Narzissen.

© Anita Menger

Easter festival of the German School campus

Eggstravaganza that Easter festival of the German School campus in Old World Huntington Beach.

In bright sunshine, the school’s Easter could start. The children came with their Easter baskets to attend Easter.

Old World donated 300 Easter eggs, and the German School Campus , represented by Mrs. Ursula Schoeneich , donated 200 Easter eggs and many prizes for the activities. 
Excitedly, the children waited for the start of the search for Easter eggs through the small town of Old World http://www.oldworld.ws/about-us.html .

Color eggs

Color eggs180 hard-boiled eggs were prepared for dyeing the Easter eggs. The children had a lot of fun dyeing, because for many children it was the first time.

 

Sack race

Sack hopping is a well-known, popular race game in which Sack raceparticipants have to put their legs in an empty sack, the until they reach your hips. They have to reach their goal by pulling the bag up with both hands and running to each other in a hurry. Many children could not get enough and tried several times. Children took part in the egg race by age group:

Egg and spoon race

Egg and spoon raceThis is the classic Easter games. The eggs are each placed on a spoon. The players are in one line up and start on command. The spoon should only be held in one hand, and the eggs should not be held while running. Whoever comes first with his egg to the finish, has won.

The afternoon program also had “Face Painting” on site.

Mrs. Livia Wielath led a group dance for “Song of the Earth – Earth Song.”

Many parents thanked us for such a wonderful Saturday afternoon before Easter.

Looking for Easter eggs – where does this tradition come from?

Looking for Easter eggs - where does this tradition come from?But why we are looking for Easter eggs and why they are hidden at all, is unfortunately unclear. Nobody really knows how this tradition came about.

On Easter Sunday, the Easter eggs are sought; for all non-churchgoers this is the most important part of the day. Every child is looking forward to it, and there are public events for young and old, and all over the world, every EasterTo look for Easter eggs.

Nowadays it’s more chocolate, marzipan and cream filling, but that’s not always the case. The Easter egg is one of the central symbols of Easter, and right eggs were part of it from the start.

In the case of Easter eggs folklore states that the gift of eggs to Ostara, which was a pagan tradition, was punishable by the church. Probably to eradicate the old traditions and celebrate only the church customs. So as not to be caught in the continuation of this ancient ritual, the devotees did not give away the eggs in person, but buried and hidden in the fields of friends and family. Accordingly, the Ostara eggs had to be searched for. What we still do today.

Spring dreams a poem

Far winter is coming back, 
there is green bush and trees. 
The song of the nightingale is called luck 
in the splendor of spring dreams.

Nature lets us guess 
what we will not miss soon 
and pointing to the Easter 
bloom blooming yellow daffodils.

© Anita Menger

Old World Euro Bakery

Easter Holiday Pound Cake

Please Pre-Order you holiday pound cake and pick it up at our GERMAN SCHOOL campus Easter Eggstravaganza event:

Saturday March 31st from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Lamb or Bunny Pound Cake $14.95
Cookie Platter (18 cookies) $12.95
4-mini chocolate covered pound cake $12.95

Deadline for orders: March 30th – 5pm

Please call Old World in Huntington Beach (714) 897 1470
or send an email with your order to: [email protected]

I hope to see you all to our free Family Easter Event with lots of Traditional Easter Games and activities like:

  • Easter Egg Hunt around Old World Village
  • Easter Egg coloring
  • Easter Egg Run
  • Sack Race
  • Face painting
  • and a group Dance for all of you to the “Earth song.” We love to meet you!

www.GermanSchoolcampus.com

Please call GERMAN SCHOOL campus (949) 285-0829

Alte Tradition

Ostereier färben

Was gibt es denn schöneres, als einer alten Tradition zu folgen und Ostereier zu färben.

Unsere A1 Klasse hatte sehr viel Spaß dabei.

Es wurden auch Osterkarten bemalt und für die gute Arbeit gab es einen kleinen Schokoladenhasen. 

Am Samstag feiert die Schule das Osterfest mit vielen traditionellen Osterspielen.

 

Das Osterei als Symbol

Eier waren in der Fastenzeit nicht zugelassen. Die Eier, die während dieser Zeit gelegt wurden, wurden meist hartgekocht und somit haltbar gemacht. Nach vierzig Tagen konnten am Ostersonntag dann erstmals wieder Eier gegessen werden – was liegt da näher, das Ei zu etwas Besonderem an diesem Tag zu machen.

Ostereier färben & dekorieren – Woher kommt dieser Brauch?

Eine besondere Form der Ostereier-Dekorierung sind sorbische Ostereier. Dies ist eine jahrhundertealte Tradition, die größtenteils im Spreewald, eine Region südlich von Berlin, gepflegt wird. Hierbei werden die Eier mit Wachs verziert, gefärbt und abgeschmolzen. Dieser Vorgang wird, je nach Muster und Bedarf, mehrere Male wiederholt. Das Ergebnis sind einzigartig dekorierte Ostereier, die in Mustervielfalt und Farbenpracht kaum zu überbieten sind.

Ostereier

Ostereier schmecken besser –
klar, das weiß doch jedes Kind.
Sie sind ganz besonders lecker,
weil sie so schön farbig sind.

Was das Huhn nicht will begreifen,
weiß schon längst der Osterhas´ –
färbt das Ei, malt Punkte, Streifen
und versteckt es dann im Gras.

Ostersonntag in der Frühe
kommt er auch bei dir vorbei,
gibst du dir dann etwas Mühe –
findest du dein Osterei.

© Anita Menger

Impulsmagazins

LEARNING WITH THE FUTURE

With our colorful variety of topics from different areas, we set varied impulses and create with short positive contributions an entertaining reading pleasure.

Click on the cover of the eMagazine.

LERNEN MIT ZUKUNFT

Mit unserer bunten Themenvielfalt aus unterschiedlichsten Bereichen setzen wir abwechslungsreiche Impulse und schaffen mit kurzen positiven Beiträgen ein unterhaltsames Lesevergnügen.

Klicken Sie auf das Cover des eMagazins.

Kaffeeklatsch

Explain the word “Kaffeeklatsch”

How to explain the word “Kaffeeklatsch” better, than doing it.
Our students loved to get spoiled in Monday’s class with cake and hot chocolate. Vokabularien: der Teller, die Gabel, die Serviette, der Becher, der Kuchen, die Torte, die Brötchen, der Kakao, Tisch decken, stellen, legen, mögen. Phrase like: “ Ich decke den Tisch,“ „die Serviette wird gefaltet,“ „die Gabel liegt rechts,“ guten Appetit,“ „das schmeckt lecker,“ ich mag die Torte.“

Learning a Language like German can be relevant and practical, not just passive and theoretical. Our Students learn better when they are actively engaged in the learning process. They all love and enjoy this.

German schools abroad

The value contributions of the German schools abroad

Eight social value contributions make clear what the German schools abroad do. These value contributions together make up the public value of the schools.

Education “Made in Germany”

High-quality education is one of the core values ​​of German schools abroad. Schools around the world stand for sound knowledge transfer and excellent pedagogical support. Her trademark is the internationally recognized German school qualifications, such as the Abitur. The federal and state governments work together to ensure uniform quality standards; experienced teaching and management staff from Germany ensure their compliance. This enables education “Made in Germany” at a consistently high level.

Encounter of cultures and international understanding
 Encounter of cultures and international understanding

German schools abroad strengthen intercultural exchange. The majority of schools are “encounter schools”. There children and young people from different countries and cultures learn together. Classes are usually multilingual. The schools teach and live cosmopolitanism and thus make an important contribution to international understanding. They raise awareness of study and work opportunities around the world. At the same time they create a close bond with Germany, where many foreign students study after graduation and enter the profession.

Partner of the economy

Many German companies are world leaders in their industries. The German Schools Abroad are an important part of this success story. Whether in industrialized or emerging countries: company employees posted abroad can count on their German children being educated in Germany. The graduates of the schools also have access to highly qualified specialists familiar with the German language and culture. Thus, the German schools abroad can help to solve the shortage of skilled workers in Germany.

Reliable charitable status

The German schools abroad are not profit-oriented schools. As a rule, they are carried by non-profit school associations or foundations. The public-private partnership provides schools with a high degree of economic autonomy, but can charge lower school fees than other international schools. They also offer various scholarship programs. Thus, the German schools abroad are an educational elite that is open to gifted students from all social classes.

Business card for Germany

The German schools abroad teach what Germany stands for. In Germany, they make it possible to experience what Germany is all about: strong education and strong values, such as democracy, equal opportunity and performance orientation. The German schools abroad traditionally support Germany’s foreign cultural and educational policy. In this way, they contribute to sustainable success in competition with other nations (“nation branding”).

Impulse generator and innovator

The German Schools Abroad offer great potential for initiating innovation in the education system – in Germany as well as in the respective home country. Teachers can contribute their experience abroad after returning to Germany, for example when teaching pupils from different cultures. Also in terms of full-day care, multilingualism and integration, the foreign schools can provide valuable impulses.

Reference point for the German community abroad

For Germans living abroad, the German schools abroad are often not only the first address for the education of their children. The schools also provide a place of community to cultivate their own cultural roots. They enable Germans abroad to maintain a bond with Germany and to maintain a German identity. The schools also create networks that ensure rapid access.

German educational ideals
 German educational ideals

The German Schools Abroad teach more than school knowledge. They make an important contribution worldwide to promote the German language and culture. Children of Germans living abroad speak their language, children from the home country learn it and use it in everyday life. The German schools abroad teach values ​​and knowledge. They promote a sympathetic Germany with convincing educational ideals.

Movie night

Movie at GermanSchool campus

We had a wonderful film screening Saturday afternoon with the support of  Daniel Chaffey from the Goethe Institute Los Angeles at our German School campus location in Newport Beach.

“Die Pfefferkörner,” is a movie about a young students group from Hamburg who went on an excursion with the class to the Tiroler mountain region. They overcame a lot of adventures. Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining successful German-language acquisition. The ‘visuality’ of film makes it an invaluable language teaching tool, enabling learners to understand more by interpreting the language in a full visual context. Film assists the learners’ comprehension by enabling them to listen to language exchanges and see such visual supports as facial expressions and gestures simultaneously. These visual clues support the verbal message and provide a focus of attention. For example, a whole film or sequence can be used to practice listening and reading, and as a model for speaking and writing. Given the benefits of using film in the language learning classroom, it is not surprising that we are keen to use film with our students, and with an increasing number we want successfully integrating film into the language-learning syllabus.

Movie is subtitle in English.

To watch movies is an important part of learning German. 

At German School campus we offer many events during the school year where students have the opportunity to participate and learn the German language.

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