News for Parents

The Lantern Festival

Posted on09 Nov 2019

The Lantern Festival, reminder of the historic Saint Martin, is always a highlight in the school’s calendar in November. The parents of U6 tinker for days in advance on their children’s lanterns.
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The St Martin play, the songs and also the parade, everything is practiced beforehand. Douglas Vale’s drama group of students from grades 1 to 5 led the scene in the forum, the musical accompaniment composed by Ruben Viertel and the song, St Martin, sung by grade 5. Then there was the traditional procession with lanterns to Riverside.The guests enjoyed the atmosphere with lantern light, beer and sausages till late in the evening. For many visitors it was perhaps also a piece of European home in the south of Vietnam.
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lantern crafting

Posted on09 Nov 2019

Full of energy, fathers and mothers from the KG section met on Wednesday evening to make lanterns for their children. In addition to imaginative unicorns and flying fish also dinosaurs were created and are now ready for the lantern parade.
We would like to thank all parents for their creative contribution.

Laternenbasteln der Väter der Grundschule

Laternenbasteln der Väter der Grundschule

Laternenbasteln der Väter der Grundschule

Laternenbasteln der Väter der Grundschule

Presentation day in elementary school

Posted on09 Nov 2019

“We learn from and with each other” – with this motto as a guide, a presentation lesson takes place every six weeks in primary school. Grade 1 to 4 elementary school pupils present their results, present poems and songs, or let other groups share their knowledge of the past few weeks from the various school subjects. On Thursday 7.11.2019 the time finally came round again: Enthusiastic children from class 2 explained and demonstrated the phenomenon of swimming and sinking. The pirate class introduced a self-designed board game and the learners of the dragon class performed an experiment and made protein visible. We are curious to see what we will discover together in the next presentation lesson.

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Halloween 2019

Posted on01 Nov 2019

Scary beautiful witches, cats and wizards took over the command in our U6 area yesterday. Exciting activities and a great Halloween party delighted young and old. Even the pirates of the first class have celebrated together with their teachers wild and boisterous.

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“Learning with iPad“

Posted on01 Nov 2019

Ms. Schaffer and Mr. Bösinger took part in the “Learning with iPad” training course, in addition to “split screen” and “spoken content”, there were many uses of the iPad for teaching purposes.

iPad Training im Deutschen Haus

 

Election – School advisory committee 2019

Posted on29 Oct 2019

Horst Geicke was unanimously re-elected by the voting members of the school advisory committee. The school advisory committee serves as an advisory and supporting body for the support of the IGS in strategic issues as well as for promoting contacts in politics, business and culture. We congratulate Horst and look forward to further developing the IGS under his able leadership.

Discovering District II

Posted on25 Oct 2019

Project work challenges students, unlocks their imaginations and encourages independent learning. The interdisciplinary (Kl. 5/6) learning group, German, developed a project for the pirates of class 1. The little pirates could playfully discover District II. A quiz on the noise of our neighborhood as well as a board game on District II designed by the students, inspired the first graders.

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Lemonade from the herb garden

Posted on25 Oct 2019

This week, the children had the opportunity to experience nature up close. During their trip to the GaGaCo Garden Center, the children were able to collect flowers for a delicious lemonade, while others either produced environmentally friendly plant pots from paper strips or banana leaves, or plucked herbs in the herb garden. Between rosemary and thyme, peppermint and basil, the children had much fun on this beautiful morning.

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Parent Council – Info

Posted on20 Oct 2019

We warmly congratulate Mrs. Hauschild on her election as Chairperson of the Parent Council and Ms. Ong Yu Wen (Grade 3) on her election as Substitute.Our congratulations also to the elected members of the school advisory board who have been nominated by the parent council:

Frau Issariya Hauschild

Frau Thị Vân Anh Trần

Herr Felice Iacobellis

Herr Ewald Andreas Hauschild

Herr Thorsten Janke

Visit of class 12 from Chiang Mai

Posted on19 Oct 2019

After visiting the German School in Chiang Mai last year, IGS received the five students of the graduating class from Chiang Mai on last week on Tuesday.
After taking a small school tour organized by Milan and Yipta, the class 10 IGS students exchanged their experiences of the upper grades with the 12th graders from Chiang Mai.
Afterwards, the guests took part in a double lesson in arts.

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Attention bookworms!

Posted on18 Oct 2019

Library opens at the 0th hour!

Some of our young readers can be found quite early in front of the school library. Therefore, we have decided to open the library for our visitors from 7:15 am until further notice. Ms. Quyn Anh is available with a smile to all reading friends every morning from Monday to Friday for support. When the first piano pieces of our young pianists sound, it is usually time to put the books aside and prepare for the first lesson. We wish all of you a lot of fun with our new offer.

 

PARENT-INFO GERMAN PROGRAMME

Posted on18 Oct 2019

Last Thursday, the parents of this year’s lateral entrant students came to join an informative evening in the new Villa H. The Lateral Entrants’ Programme allows students of non-German mother tongue to enter the classes at the IGS through a special support program. Since close cooperation with parents is essential for successful integration, members of the extended school management, as well as Teachers of German as a Foreign Language and other subject teachers, offered various informational sessions to make the school organization and the Lateral Entrants’ Programme transparent to the visitors.

After some tea and cookies and a brief welcome address, divided into language groups the parents went into the first room which was prepared for them. A gong initiated the change to the next room for the following subject.

During informative discussions, walkabouts, and presentations, the parents received information on topics such as certificates and grades, curricula, the procedure of the Lateral Entrants’ Programme and the pursued school exit certificate, the IB Diploma Programme.

Of course, questions were always welcome, but there was still time at the end of the event for general inquiries and face-to-face discussions.
We thank all attendees for their participation and the lively exchange.

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Fire drill

Posted on18 Oct 2019

On October 15, the first fire drill took place this school year. First of all IGS students, teachers and staff leftthe campus via the specified escape routes and met at the assembly stations.Then it was exciting: The Fire Department deputised employees of the Property Department, who made themselves available as “injured”. The artificially placed fire was extinguished by a fire extinguisher by two “property owners”. They had participated last school year in a similar fire brigade training exercise.
After the “extinguishing work” on the artificially placed fire, the Fire Brigade advanced with huge hoses. Huge masses of water poured down on the roofing of the forum. After securing the area, U6 was allowed to visit a fire engine.

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ANNOUNCEMENT LANTERN PARADE

Posted on17 Oct 2019

On 8 November, 2019 International German School HCMC (IGS) invites children, parents, and everybody who is interested to the annual Lantern Parade (St. Martin’ Festival). Visitors young and old  are welcome to join in this public event from 17:30 – 20:00. You will experience typical German lantern songs, walk around the nearby premises with colourful, self-made lanterns and taste sausages from the  BBQ and drinks. Entrance for this cultural event is free. We look forward to welcoming you. There is no registration required.

 

Does the ideal learner exist?

Posted on04 Oct 2019

Secondary school students (grades 6-10) took part in a project day on Friday on the important IB topics “Mission Statement and Learner Profile”. At first the younger ones thought about what constitutes an “ideal learner”. In the subsequent practice-oriented workshops, the students were encouraged to shed light on these aspects in the context of personal and social success in life.Grades 8-10 started with a debate on the relevance of school grades and then dealt with key IB topics, such as epistemological issues, as well as research sources and learning approaches. It is precisely these aspects of the diploma programme that make the students who have completed the IB diploma phase so attractive to universities.The results were then brought together in a podium discussion.

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Creative day of elementary school

Posted on04 Oct 2019

Following the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt, the students of grades 1-5 went on a treasure hunt today and crossed the jungle. They explored the Temple of Friendship, deciphered secret codes, discovered volcanoes, and invented secret musical instruments that served them well in their search for the treasure.

We thank all the teachers involved, who accompanied the little researchers throughout the day and once again, under the guidance of our art teacher Ben Wayman, who had prepared creative stations with great effort.

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HOW DO YOU “TEACH” THE DAY OF THE GERMAN UNITY?

Posted on04 Oct 2019

 

Historical events generate different narrativs and claims to the interpretation sovereignty. When dealing with historical events one necessarily relies on existing sources and, inevitably, makes a selection of topics and perspectives, which in fact carries the risk of manipulation of the audience.
Therefore, it was very important to us to have as many contemporary witnesses as possible on the Day of German Unity.
The project day on the 3rd of October, in which classes 7-10 took part, was organized by our Consul General Dr. Wallat. The students eagerly listened to the vivid stories and events that they had experienced on this day. Before the opening classes 5 and 6 sang the school anthem accompanied by Ruben Viertel.
Imagine a 16-year-old girl from Cologne and a 16-year-old boy from the GDR who had met in 1987 in Prague. They exchanged their addresses and from then on they wrote letters in which they shared experiences on either side of the border. These fictitious letters with episodes from the lives of the two teenagers were read on the small stage of the library.
During the summer holidays, our teachers had organized an interview with a contemporary witness from the Center for Political Education in Berlin.
Today it was time. The students had prepared themselves in history lessons on the subject. Everyone looked anxiously at the screen. Then something moved and the image of a 60-year-old man who first jokingly entered the conversation, appeared on the screen. Siegbert Schefke – He not only personally experienced the peaceful revolution of 1989, but also grew up in the GDR.
Of course, our students also had questions about his experiences as a teenager and his school days, Students had prepared by watching z.T. also from the movie “The Life of Others”, which was shown the night before.
Peace doves with wishes for the future formed a visible conclusion of the project day.

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Agreement

Posted on02 Oct 2019

Qatar Airways and the International German School have signed a four-month
agreement. Employees, students and parents of the IGS are entitled to flight
bookings at special rates on the routes from HCMS to: Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich,
Vienna, Zurich, Rome, Paris, Milan, Athens, Beirut. In addition to a price
reduction on the basic ticket price, 10 kg of luggage can be booked additionally for
free. The agreement initially applies to the booking period from 30 September to
February 2020. The special conditions and further information are available via the
following link.
*IGS assumes no liability for the accuracy of the
information or claims that may arise in connection with this agreement or its use.

Alexander von Humboldt Year

Posted on02 Oct 2019

This month our students have been preparing for an exciting year of scientific discovery as we study Alexander von Humboldt and his effect on our world today. To celebrate this our students have been preparing entries for an international art competition hosted in Lima, Peru. Amongst the shortlist for International German School HCMC candidates are some surreal mexicana collages from klasse 7, pop-art prints from klasse 6, ancient maps from klasse 4 plus a huge portrait of the man himself (made out of mono-printed leaves) by klasse 2.

We can’t wait to see what the judges think – fingers crossed!’

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Security advisor of the German Embassy

Posted on02 Oct 2019

The security advisor at the German Embassy in Vietnam is in charge of safety measures at the German institutions in Vietnam. In September, he paid one of his regular visits to IGS. Together with our security officer, he conducted a safety and security inspection of the site.The main focus was the new laboratory, which was inaugurated this year.

Dentist visit

Posted on02 Oct 2019

On Monday and Tuesday, the students of the IGS took a trip to the German dentist in the Bitexco Tower. In addition to a check-up and some teaching on the correct way to clean your teeth, the students were allowed to try out the latest dental technology. In two weeks, parents will receive feedback on their children’s dental health.

Besuch an der German Dental Clinic Saigon Besuch an der German Dental Clinic Saigon

Yearbook 2018/19

Posted on20 Sep 2019

The yearbook 2018/2019 has been available since Wednesday in the school office for the price of 400,000 VND per piece with really great photos from the last school year. It’s always a nice reminder of a special school time.

Teacher Training for the IB

Posted on20 Sep 2019

In preparation for the introduction of the IB Diploma Phase, some teachers will take part in the necessary further education / workshops of the IBO.

Class 7 climbs in a team

Posted on20 Sep 2019

Climbing requires coordination, strength, concentration and courage. But trust also plays a major role.
Some difficult steps require verbal cues from the team members looking on. Climbing is therefore very suitable as a team-building activity at an international school, where, of course, the classes change shape every year.

Klasse 7 klettert im Team

Rain protection and light

Posted on20 Sep 2019

On Friday, a transparent rain cover was fixed to the outer wardrobes in Villa D. The wardrobes should now be better protected even in heavy rain.
In Villa G, about 5 m2 window screens at the entrance and the bathroom have been removed. Thus, much more natural light gets into the common room of the rainbow group.
In addition, a new mirror has attached in the bathroom of the flower group.
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Onleihe Library

Posted on20 Sep 2019

Do you want to rent German-language e-books online for yourself or your child?

With the online Goethe-Institut Hanoi that is now possible. Here you can borrow a wide range of digital media such as eBooks, ePaper, eMusic, eAudios and eVideos. In secondary school, our students receive instruction on how to use the on-line loan books. The online library is also available for private users.

Parents’ evenings

Posted on20 Sep 2019

In the fourth week of school, the parent evenings of classes 2-10 took place, punctually. The number of participants ranged from 3-15 parents.
As in the U6 area, parental representatives were also elected on the parents’ evenings, serving as contact persons in the classes and, if necessary, organizing necessary support during events or excursions.
We congratulate the elected representatives and thank you for your willingness to support us. Class 1 will soon have the opportunity to elect their representatives.
We will invite the election of the parent council chairman and the election of school board representatives soon.
Elternvertreter

Krippe: 
Frau Thị Vân Trần

Kindergarten 1:
Herr Felice Iacobellis

Kindergarten 2:
Herr Daniel Meth

Vorschule:
Frau Thị Thùy Dương Trần

Klasse 1:
N.N
N.N

 Klasse 2:
Frau Issariya Hauschild
Frau Hoàng Hướng Dương Nguyễn

Klasse 3:
Frau Joyce Ong Yu Wen
Herr  Nicholas Eyrich

Klasse 4:
Herr Ewald Andreas Hauschild

Klasse 5:
Frau Melanie Kamp
Herr Michael Mayerhofer

Klasse 6:
Frau Thị Vân Anh Trần
Herr Carlos AnTonio Dos Santos Pereira Ribeiro

Klasse 7:
Herr Gia Bảo Nguyễn
Frau Thị Bích Thủy Trần

Klasse 8:
Frau Maria Fatima Hernandez De Mata
Frau Thị Đức Lễ Lương

Klasse 9:
Frau Tina Suhr
Herr Thorsten Janke

Klasse 10:
Frau Thị Vân Hạnh Đỗ
Frau Elisabeth Maria Pauker

Moon festival / Mid autumn festival

Posted on13 Sep 2019

The Moon Festival at the International German School HCMC (IGS)

Today, our youngest from the crèche, kindergarten and preschool began their day
today with the story of the Moon Festival. Tea and moon cake were lovingly prepared
on banana leaves in the morning circle. After the tea ceremony, the story could
begin. After that, the children ran across the campus with their lanterns and all sang
a song for the Moon Festival.
The preschool children, who will attend the first class in the coming year, were for
once allowed to participate in the program of the big ones. Again, a song was sung to
the Moon Festival with piano accompaniment, and the lunar story was presented in
Vietnamese and German. In the elementary school, primary school children sang two
songs, honoring the cultural highlight in Vietnam.
… Once upon a time there was a man. His name was Chú Cuội. As usual, Chu Cuoi
also went into the forest one day where he discovered a cave. In the cave were
young tigers. They were still small, but he was scared of them. He took a bow and
arrow and shot each of the tigers.
Suddenly, he heard a loud roar from the Tiger-Mum. Very quickly, Chu Cuoi climbed
a tree. From above, Chu Cuoi saw the mourning Tiger-Mum. All Tiger Boys were
injured and could not move.
Suddenly, the Tiger-Mum ran to a tree and picked some leaves from it, which she
carefully fed her cubs. After only a few minutes, the boys were fit again and jumped
around happily.
Chu Cuoi wondered about this miraculous healing. It had to be a miracle tree! He
came down from his tree, pulled up the miracle tree and took it home.
On his way home, he met a wise man. This wise man warned him that the miracle
tree could be watered only with clean water.
At home, Chu Cuoi carefully planted the tree in his garden.
For many years Chu Cuoi saved many lives and became famous.
Robbers heard about the tree with the miraculous healing powers and wanted to
steal it. They waited for Chu Cuoi to leave the house and sneaked up to the tree to
steal it.
When Chu Cuoi's wife saw the robbers, she chased them away.
However, she was slightly injured on the head while fighting. She started to forget
many things. She also forgot that the tree could only be watered with clean water.

Soon, she poured dirty water on the tree. Since the tree was not allowed to be
watered with dirty water, the tree roots suddenly broke off at ground level and the
tree flew slowly towards the sky.
At that very moment, Chu Cuoi came home from collecting wood. When Chu Cuoi
saw what had happened, he grabbed the roots and wanted to save the tree, but the
tree was stronger than he and took him right away. They flew high and higher and
higher to the moon.
Since then, Chu Cuoi has lived with his miracle tree on the moon. At full moon you
can see them in the moon.
Every year on the night of the Moon Festival, a leaf falls from the miracle tree to the
ground at night, and people try to find the leaf of the miraculous tree with their
lanterns to fulfil their own personal wishes.

Mondfest an der IGS HCMC Mondkuchenessen im U6 Bereich Mondkuchenessen Klasse 1