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I have a question about school and what grade a child might end up in. One of my children is the youngest in his grade, just making the kindergarten cutoff date when he started school. Technically, we would have been fine to have him wait a year to begin school. We were pushed by our school district (in the US) to have him start school essentially one year early. (Long story, the details are not necessary here.) He is in second grade now. Say we move to Germany in the summer before he would start third grade in the US. Would Germany allow him to begin second grade, rather than pushing him into third grade? I see two benefits. His maturity level would match the grade he is in, he would finally be the same age as other students in his grade, and he could put more effort into language learning. He has a minimal knowledge of German right now but is excited about learning more and we are all, as a family, learning Germany. I don't like that we were pushed to have him start kindergarten a year early because I still don't believe he was ready at the time. He would be in a public German school, not an international school. Thanks for anything you can share!
Dear All, I will be moving to Frankfurt recently and more precisely in Kronberg for the Job but would like to know which location would be better for living. I don't mind travelling but of course using the public transport. For the kid, also need to find a school nearby the place where I will be living So, location is very important for me as I heard school should near to the home as per the German rule. Is there any english medium gymnasium schule available? Any suggestion from your end which school should we target for?Please suggest. regards, SG
If you are looking for an English-speaking school for your children, you have come to the right place: The Jules Verne Campus is a state-approved bilingual elementary school, including all-day concept and supervision throughout the school holidays. Since September, 2015, a high school ("Gymnasium") is part of the Jules Verne Campus as well. German and English natives as teachers Our goal is to provide a long-lasting, bilingual, and intercultural education. We stress the importance of internationality, global thinking, and entrepreneurship. Individual learning and a healthy, balanced lifestyle—with freshly prepared meals and daily sports and exercise—are keystones of our appoach. At Jules Verne Campus, we encourage and challenge children according to the principle of language immersion – with native speakers in small groups with a maximum of about 24 children teaching with methods that address the individual needs of students. Following and surpassing the official Bavarian elementary school curriculum With our special subject “Curiosology”, we nurture and encourage children’s natural curiosity as a source of enjoyment, creativity, and success. Based on scientific evidence that shows there is a direct connection between physical activiy and brain development, we have created a diverse program of daily physical activity at Jules Verne Campus. Our program is age-specific and incorporates aspects of aerobic exercise, coordination, and mental focus. PYP- oriented international branch In addition to the bilingual teaching, where lessons are held in both German and English in almost equal shares, an "international branch" is available where the lessons are held mainly in English. The international branch is designed having in mind the curriculum of international schools, so the Bavarian curriculum is supplemented by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). This new branch aims at supporting parents moving to Germany or planing to move abroad. Members of our team are happy to answer any questions you might have about our unique educational approach. Information evenings information evenings take place at the school in the Bayerwaldstraße 8, 81737 Munich. You can register here or contact us directly beforehand. Members of our team are happy to answer any questions you might have about our unique educational approach. Just write an email to email@example.com or give us a call at +49 (89) 62 81 66 86 0. Kind regards, The Jules Verne Team www.jules-verne-campus.de
moeg posted a topic in Family lifeHello everyone, I have received a letter from the Schulamt that looks very serious. It sounds like a court hearing for the reason of not registering my daughter for school “anhörung im ordnungswidrigkeitenverfahren schule anzumelden”. The story began in May when I have received a letter from the school in our neighborhood, I called them back and I apologized for not being able to attend because I will be on travel, I asked for a second appointment and they said that they will send it by post. I came back and for few weeks I received nothing, I had to send them an email as a reminder, and I got a quick appointment the following day. I went with the papers needed, my daughter sat with the head teacher and at the end I asked if my daughter could attend a German Vorlaufkurse. It was all good until I received this worrisome "anhörung" letter today 4 weeks after school visit and registration. I have forgot to mention that I have also received an invitation for the German Vorlaufkurse from the same school upon my request as I mentioned earlier. What am I missing here? do you think there is an easy way to clear this misunderstanding and since this reads like a court hearing, do I need a lawyer? Thank you! M