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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