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Understanding School in Germany

Im Buch »Schule in Deutschland verstehen. Grundwissen für Eltern« geht es um zwei Themen, die alle Familien mit Kindern früher oder später betreffen: Schule und Berufswahl. Diese Fragen kommen den meisten Eltern sicherlich bekannt vor: Wie kann ich mein Kind vor Beginn der Schule und während der Schulzeit unterstützen? Welche Rolle spielen wir als Eltern bei der Berufswahl unseres Kindes? Welche Rechte und Pflichten haben wir als Eltern? Was passiert nach der Schule? 100 kurze und verständliche Texte enthalten Antworten auf diese und weitere Fragen. Dieses Buch zeigt die vielen Möglichkeiten auf, wie Eltern mit der Schule zusammenarbeiten können. Es ist einfach zu lesen und enthält 20 kurze Kapitel. Jedes Kapitel enthält 5 wichtige Informationen zu einem Thema. Außerdem gibt es konkrete Tipps und zusätzliche Informationsquellen. Das Buch kann bei Elternveranstaltungen, Elternabenden an Schulen sowie in der außerschulischen Elternbildung eingesetzt werden. »Schule in Deutschland verstehen« gibt es mittlerweile in insgesamt sechs Sprachfassungen: Arabisch, Deutsch, Englisch, Persisch, Russisch und Türkisch.

1.4 There is always a

1.4 There is always a primary school in your neighbourhood that will enrol your child. No child in Germany may be denied attendance at school. This is why school enrolment is organised so that all families with school-aged children will be contacted. There is a primary school (Grundschule) in your neighbourhood that is responsible for the street that you live in and this will be the school that your child attends. There may be a case, however, that for some reason you do not wish your child to attend this particular school. You have the option of selecting another school for your child to attend. This can sometimes be complicated. Another school will only accept your child if there is space available. 1.5 School is free in Germany! However, there are exceptions! There are public (state operated) schools and independently operated schools, for example Waldorf Schools (also called Rudolf Steiner Schools), Montessori Schools, church operated schools, and private schools. Public schools are free of charge. Generally, the school provides materials for instruction, for example schoolbooks. There are, however, items that you must purchase for your child (for example exercise books, folders, crayons and pencils, particular books, pens, rulers, erasers, setsquare, calculator, sportswear, and trainers/sneakers). Independently operated schools charge school fees (Schulgeld) and are solely responsible for fixing the amount of the fees. A family should carefully consider whether or not it can afford paying school fees over a longer period of time. … 8 …

What can you do? 1. Heed the results of and the recommendations from the language assessment and school physical examination. If your child needs help before school begins, take advantage of the offers of support that are available. 2. Find out well in advance which school your child will attend and register him or her. The school will inform you when you need to do this and which supporting documents you need to bring with you. Generally for registration, you’ll need an identity card or passport for yourself and your child as well as your child’s birth certificate. 3. If you do not wish your child to attend the school zoned for your street, please consider the answers to the following questions: What are the pros and cons? Which other school will be better suited to my child and why? How will my child get back and forth from this school each day? Is the way to school safe? 4. Visit various schools on their ”open house” days in order to familiarise yourself with the different schools. Get active early on and ask about available space for your child. Schools often advertise open house dates in local newspapers. If you would like to learn more … … about school and education: Arbeitskreis Neue Erziehung e. V. (ANE) has much material for parents in several languages. You can order materials at www.ane.de Navigation: Elternmedien > Elternbriefe … 9 …

Schule in Deutschland verstehen (englische Sprachfassung)
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