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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.

WDA Weltverband

GERMAN SCHOOL campus proud Member

We are proud to announce that we are the latest member of WDA Weltverband Deutscher Auslandsschulen.

GERMAN SCHOOL CAMPUS

In the context of extracurricular German language teaching in California, which is gaining importance not only in this state, but generally in the US, the school occupies an important position.
German School Campus Inc was founded in 2015 by Mrs. Ursula Schoeneich.

Students start with the German Beginner’s Course A1 and build up the language courses over the years.

You can take the exams
  • AATG German Examination for High School 1 to 4,
  • A1, A2, the German Language Diploma I and
    the German Language Diploma II as well as AP German (Advanced Placement for the College).

Part of the teaching philosophy is to help students retain new vocabulary and learn grammatical concepts more easily. When talking about sports, they take advantage of the exceptional location just off Newport Bay and take the students out to sea for kayaking or rigging a sailboat “in German”.  Who says working on new vocabulary is not fun ?!

In order to bring the German culture closer to the students, the school has cultural events throughout the year, such as the German Reunification Week, St. Martin’s Day, St. Nicholas, Christmas, Carnival, Easter, May Day, German Heritage Day in America.
In addition to classes (Monday and Thursday afternoon) at the Newport Beach site, the school also runs a yearly STEM / MINT summer camp each year.

The mission of the German School Campus Newport Beach is a language school that is open to all students who want to master the German language or acquire German language skills. Courses are offered for native and non-native speakers ages 4 to 17. The Newport Beach campus offers students of all races, color, religion, national and ethnic origin all rights, privileges, programs and activities that are generally granted and made available to the students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color and religion, national or ethnic origin in the management of its education policy.

Since 2009, German lessons are also available in distance learning.

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.

Hipp-Hipp-Hurra

Students of GERMAN SCHOOL campus mastered C1

We cannot be more proud on our students Marwan and Alex who mastered yesterday in a 5 hour session the Goethe Zertifikat C1!
Well done boys!

You can graduate now from German School campus with honor.
The doors will be open for your future.

This Zertifikat is ideal if you’d like to …

  • prepare to study at a university or institution of higher education in Germany
  • demonstrate a very advanced knowledge of German for employment purposes
  • prepare to work in the medical sector
  • be issued an official and internationally recognized certificate

GERMANschoolcampus Student Enrollment

Traditionen aus Deutschland in USA

GERMAN SCHOOL in Old World Village

St.-Martin-von-Tours German school campus Newport Beach

Das Old World Village in Huntington Beach veranstaltete ein kostenloses Fest zu Ehren St.Martin, das von Kindern mit bunten Laternen gekrönt wurde. Nach katholischen Traditionen symbolisieren die Laternen St.Martin und sollen den Armen Hoffnung bringen.

Organisiert wurde diese farbenfrohe Veranstaltung von der Deutschen Schule mit Sitz in Newport Beach.

Martins Legende wurzelt in einer Erzählung darüber, wie er als junger römischer Soldat auf einen Bettler stieß, der in der Kälte zitterte. Martin gab dem Bettler die Hälfte seines Umhangs. Er träumte bald von Jesus, dessen Bot-schaft ihm half, das Leben des Soldaten zu verlassen und sich den Armen zu widmen.

Martin, der auch Bischof war, starb 397 nach Christus. Er wurde am 11. November in Tours unter großer Anteilnahme der Bevölkerung beigesetzt.

Obwohl das Festival in religiösen Traditionen verwurzelt ist, wurde die Feier auf Familien und nicht auf Religion ausgerichtet. Wir geben und helfen, besonders während der Feiertage und Thanksgiving. Das ist eine wichtige Botschaft, die wir vermitteln wollen und die Freude bereitet.

Die Veranstaltung begann mit einer Tombola, deren Erlös der Deutschen Schule zugute kam, sowie mit kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten. Traditionelles Gebäck in Form von Weckmännchen wurde ebenfalls verkauft.

Auch eine Aufführung und Geschichtenerzählung über St. Martin fand regen Anklang.

Die farbig leuchtenden Laternen, die mit LED-Lampen ausgestattet waren, zeigten eine Mischung aus Sternen, Monden und anderen Motiven. Der Fantasie war keine Grenzen gesetzt. 

German school campus Fundraiser

Fundraiser to support GERMAN SCHOOL

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I’m raising money for GERMAN SCHOOL Campus in Newport Beach.
Our scholarship fund needs urgent support so that we can offer more kids a chance to learn German. We are in need to buy 20 computer systems for online exams and training.Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.

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Summer Day Camp 2018

Summer Day Camp 2018

STEM GERMAN SCHOOL campus

Following in the footsteps of famous scientist, German School campus’ STEM Summer Camp is exploring the elements – Earth, Water, Air, Fire.

Enroll today, space is limited:
https://www.germanschoolcampus.com/summer-camp-sign/

Monday July 2nd till Saturday July 7th
(Wednesday 4th of July is off)
Time 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily

Hydrocar GERMAN SCHOOL campus
Solar powered hydro car

From exciting excursions on a pontoon boat to a local Science center in the Newport Bay to building a solar powered hydro car, campers will learn about the various environments, and become familiar with sustainability, recycling, clean air solutions, wind power and much more.

Children ages 6-17 get immersed into hands-on scientific experiments while playfully being introduced to a new culture and language (German) as they have fun with water activities and make new friends. Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced.

Location: 1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach CA 92663

Phone: (949) – 285 – 0829 – Frau Ursula Schoeneich – School Director

Happy New Year! Are you ready to tackle 2018 with us?

Happy New Year! Are you ready to tackle 2018 with us?

We hope you enjoyed the holiday season as much as we did and that you had a fabulous start into 2018!

German Customs to Ring in the New Year

Should you have celebrated New Year’s Eve or the 1st of January together with some Germans or somewhere in Germany, you might have been given a little pig made of marzipan. Don’t be offended! It means that the person, who gave it to you, wishes you all the best luck in the new year ahead. In fact, there is such an intrinsic connection between luck and “pig” that it even shows in the German expression: “Da hast Du aber Schwein gehabt” which literally means “You really had some ‘pig’ there”, meaning “Wow, you were really lucky there.”

Germans love to ring in the New Year in ‘Grande style’. That means fireworks galore! When the clock strikes midnight, you can be sure to find extensive fireworks in all major cities, but even many families launch quite impressive fireworks right from their backyard.

But, what do folks do, who are not into fireworks?

Like people in other countries also Germans like to get together with friends and family to make New Year’s Eve a special night. A favorite party activity while waiting for the clock to turn midnight is lead pouring (Bleigiessen). Germans just love to play fortune teller on that last day of the year. And…, who doesn’t’ like to find out what the future holds in store for the next year?

Well, each bizarre form that’s being created during the lead pouring process is supposed to reveal the future for each particular person participating. How does lead pouring work? A piece of lead is melted over a flame. Once it has become liquid it is poured into a bowl of cold water. Voilà! You instantly get some kind of “frozen” form that will be interpreted by the rest of the guests. Instead of using lead many use wax instead these days.

But there is more! Germans have a dear show they like to watch again and again, year after year on this last day of the year. Dinner for One is an 18-minute sketch featured on various television stations throughout the evening. But the most peculiar thing about is: The short play is ENTIRELY in ENGLISH! Yet, New Year’s Eve or ‘Silvester’ as the German calls it, wouldn’t be the same without this delightfully funny show. See for yourself!

How did you ring in the New Year? Share your traditions and stories with us next time we see you in class on January 4th.

It’s Only Just January, but we are moving ‘Full Steam Ahead’!

We have a full year of excellence ahead of us and it’s starting right this month. Our advanced German class is taking the AATG 2 test on January 27. They have studied hard since last September and are well prepared to tackle this test’s challenges. The next few weeks we will spend with plenty of test preparation for January 27th, we will be more than ready to go!

What is the AATG test?

If you are new to our German School Campus’ newsletter, you might not yet know about the great advantage that taking the AATG test will give high schoolers.

The AATG Exam, also called the National German Exam, is delivered electronically and has four levels, each with the same format. Passing the AATG tests might help you fulfill the foreign language requirement at your high school. Many high schools will give you credit for a full year of taking a foreign language with each AATG test you pass.

So, if you pass all four AATG tests you might be credited for four years of taking a foreign language! A credit that is not only a great personal achievement but also looks impressive on any college application.

Here at German School campus, we make sure that all our students are properly prepared for the various levels of the AATG testing.

You thought all festivities were over…? Surprise!

We are gearing up for Fasching also known as Carnival season next! While today this season is mostly known for its costume parties, lustrous Ball (dancing) season and official mocking of politicians and governments, it is actually a time that has its origins in the Western Christian festive season. It’s the time before Lent, also known as Shrovetide, a time during which people since the medieval times adopted excessive lifestyles displaying gaiety and overindulgence until Lent would start a time of fasting that would end with the celebration of Easter.

Even though we will learn some of the historic background of Carnival in Germany, we will focus most on the fun part here at German School campus and invite everyone to our Carnival Party on February 10.th Watch out for more fun facts on Carnival practices on Facebook .

https://www.facebook.com/GERMANSCHOOLcampus/


DATES to REMEMBER:

January 04 – School is Back in Session

January 27 – AATG2 Testing at German School Campus

February 10 – Carnival Party at German School Campus

July 2nd – July 7th – Our Yearly STEM SUMMER CAMP! Book early to claim your space.

Schultüten – For All Our New Students

New School Year 2017 / 2018

A new school year started at GermanSchool campus last week
with a beloved German tradition: the “Schultüte”, a school-cone!

Are you familiar with the tradition of the Schultüte? It’s an
oversized cone-shaped goodie bag that is generally filled with
candy, small school supply items and other surprises. It marks the
first day of school of every first-grader in Germany, and it’s his
most anticipated accessory aside of the ‘Schulranzen’, the book
bag.

First day of school - erster schultag

Dating back to the 18th century, this tradition of the “Schultüte”
meant to indicate and celebrate a turning point in a child’s life,
who leaves her carefree life for a 12-year academic adventure
ahead. It’s a symbol for a new beginning.

Ursula Schoeneich, GermanSchool campus’ founder still has fond
memories of her own first day of school in Germany in the 60’s.
“It’s just such a nice tradition to start out the seriousness of life. It
certainly left a positive impression on me!” she laughs, “I want to
replicate the positive impact this tradition had on me with my own
students. With the gesture of presenting my students with a
school cone I want to send them off onto their new journey of
learning German the right and fun way.”

Ursula's erster Schultag 1.April 1964 mit Schultuete

While all her new students of different age groups received the
traditional “Schultüte” today, Ms. Schoeneich is especially excited
about her new group of Kindergarteners joining the school’s
language program. This year will be the first year that she offers a
‘Vorschul-Klasse’, a class that will cater to the youngest learners
within the preschool to Kindergarten age (4-6 years old). This
particular class will playfully engage the children with the
concepts of the German language through music, songs, rhythm
and dance.

Registration for the new school year 2017/18 has already started
in early August, but the school’s open enrollment policy allows
sign-ups throughout the year.

Online registration please go to:
https://www.germanschoolcampus.com/enrollment

Or call the school at (949) 285 0829