Virtual Open Day on 29 January 2021
You are warmly invited to join us for our Virtual Open Day on 29 January 2021. This year, our open day cannot take place in its usual fashion at our school grounds, but will be a virtual event using MS Office 365.
We would like to give you a chance to get to know our school community up close on our virtual open day. You can take a peek in our classrooms at both our state-approved primary school and at our secondary school.
Additionally, you will be able to virtually meet our teachers and staff and ask questions. Our virtual open day will take place by video conference and with a live chat. You can get the necessary access codes by e-mailing email@example.com to sign up.
We are very much looking forward to meeting you! Should you have any technical questions about our virtual open day, please address them to the e-mail address mentioned above. Our Reception Programme for Children at the Age of 5
Our reception programme is open to children at the age of five. Usually, children move on to primary school at age six and enter first grade. This age is especially beneficial for language acquisition in German and English, as children approach a new language without any inhibitions at that age.
Clearly-defined learning goals and a lesson plan with different subjects as in primary school are the corner stones of the reception programme. Children are introduced to letters and numbers and learn through play. Often times, teachers approach topics across different subjects using many different teaching methods.
Welcome to Primary School
Our state-approved primary school is currently run with two classes per grade. All classes have an English-speaking and a German-speaking homeroom teacher, giving lessons in their respective mother tongue.
The SIS Kassel Primary School follows the State of Hesse’s core curriculum, which is supplemented by SIS-specific curricula. These focus especially on reading, writing and IT. All students receive their own MS Office 365 account upon entering the school. Essential aspects of IT are laid out in lesson plans and taught regularly. At primary school level, this is done across all subjects.
The Road to Graduation
At our secondary school, the goal is for students to graduate with the German Abitur after 9 years. Additionally, students will be able to graduate with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
Right now, the secondary school at SIS Kassel runs from grade 5 to grade 8. Every year, the school continues to grow and the students now in grade 8 will be our first graduates in a few years. At secondary school, one subject is usually taught in one language for one year.
Students entering SIS Kassel not in the reception programme or in primary school can catch up on language skills with intensive language courses at the beginning of a school year and their language acquisition is further supported by additional language lessons throughout the year.
SIS Kassel is equipped with a state-of-the-art science laboratory, has its own gymnasium and specialist rooms for science or art classes.
Laptops and tablets are available in sufficient numbers and regularly used in IT lessons and other subjects.