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Easter Eggstravaganza 2019

The day could not be more beautiful as we started on Saturday April 20th at 3:00pm with Easter Eggstravaganza.

After registration at the German School campus booth, families received for each child the participation tickets and three raffle tickets. Small toy items, balloons and lollipops were already hand out.

Wonderful Easter pictures have been taken with the families or individual child/ren. Silly preps like frames, big sun glasses or event he huge white Easter stuffed bunny were appreciated in the pictures. Alex Morgenstern took professionally the pictures and Alwin printed the pictures right away to hand out to the families. A big thank you to alwinmorgenstern.elliman.com

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Alex Morgenstern took professionally the pictures

One German tradition is to color the Easter eggs and teacher Kristin Aull took on this challenge to first broil 360 white eggs and then to help children in the Easter Egg coloring. We had two tables set up with several activities around Easter egg coloring. Colored eggs went fast.

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Easter Egg coloring

The Potatoes sack hop was a fun activity in which teacher Michele Scofield lead the races. Children were encouraged to participate by age groups starting at age 4 to age 13+. To step in a sack and hop around a parkour of cones was challenging.

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The Potatoes sack hop

The egg balancing or egg run was something some children never did before and as teachers we gave them support so all age groups could participate. An egg on a spoon needed to be balanced in a parkour around cones.

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The egg balancing or egg run

Everyone was waiting for the countdown to Easter egg hunt in the village of Old World. As we had a longer registration line, we got delayed on our schedule but as the eggs were spread out, we could not hold back the children and they ran to catch some eggs for their baskets. It was good to have the very young children search first, then the school aged children. Those children who caught nothing, could come to the German School booth and Frau Schoeneich filled their baskets with eggs or some treats. Two golden eggs brought 10 more raffle tickets for a family. Throughout all the games, children earned free raffle tickets.

The egg balancing or egg run
The egg balancing or egg run

The highlight became the Raffle and as all was free, families lined up to be present when the numbers were announced.

Several small prices like Lindt chocolate bunnies, scrabble games were hand out, before the last four big items were announced.
A big white bunny was the 4th price and got a new home with small children.

A big white bunny was the 4th price

A big white bunny was the 4th price

Peter Rabbit a big stuffed bunny was the 3rd price and was taken by a little girl.

Peter Rabbit a big stuffed bunny was the 3rd price

Peter Rabbit a big stuffed bunny was the 3rd price

The Old-World Supermarket Easter basket filled with German delicatessen was hand out to a lady who was so surprised.
Our first price Hoppel Schlenkerhase a stuffed bunny with the yellow button in his ear made by the company Steiff in Germany found a four-year-old boy who was sleeping in mothers’ arms but became awake as we hand him out Hoppel.

The Old-World Supermarket Easter basket

The Old-World Supermarket Easter basket

What a wonderful event and I cannot thank enough the teachers and helpers on that day.

Frau Schoeneich / Founder and Principal of German School campus.

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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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

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.

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.

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