Dear school community,
"We dare to do the new" was the motto of the annual day we celebrated together on March 4. All our students dare to learn something new every day. They are curious and open, willing to take risks and do not get discouraged if something does not work out right away. To dare to do something is the prerequisite for all learning. For us adults, this basic attitude sometimes takes a back seat - wrongly, as was shown at the annual day. All visitors could dare to do unusual things and try out new things. The results were impressive, but above all everyone had a lot of fun.
The German Ambassador Dr. Philip Ackermann and the Swiss Ambassador Ralph Heckner were present during the opening of the festivities with songs by the kindergarten and the elementary school, as well as the student appreciation for successful participation in competitions in the subjects geography, mathematics and physics. A joint Greek dance, in which all members of the school community could join, concluded the first part of the event.
The motto was program and so our students designed their contributions for the second part accordingly. In the game time we had to overcome our fear to put our hands into feeling boxes, we had to dance and to sing karaoke. We could test our sense of taste with blindfolded eyes, make soap bubbles with our hands, learn new languages or guitar and much more.
A big surprise was the tango dance of the teachers, who had practiced "secretly" and dressed up especially for it. Those who dared could spontaneously join the tango dance in the second round.
For all those who still very hungry after the cake, a rich evening buffet with sausages, schnitzel, meatballs and salads as well as a well-stocked bar was then available due to the generous support of the parents' council. The school band showed its skills to the school community, and after their songs had faded away, students, parents, teachers and staff alike rushed onto the dance floor and ended the evening in a very good mood and with great dancing enthusiasm.
We are already looking forward to next year's annual day
Martin van Neerven