Parent Workshop with Susie March

Educating Children about Sexuality

Over 30 parents and educators attended our workshop on November 13th. Our guest, Susie March, guided us through helpful ways to engage our children in a deeper understanding of body autonomy and sexuality. Susie also taught 2 lessons during the day and provided professional development for our primary teachers.

Susie has a website (1.) where you can gather some insight on items she shared with us.  These resources point to the importance of having an open dialogue with your children about their bodies, about what makes a healthy relationship and about learning regarding our sexuality. In addition, you can review important guidelines supported by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and what is developmentally normal for your child at various ages (2).  This site also supports the PANTS lessons that were introduced while Susie met with 2 of our primary classes.

Helpful Links:

  1. https://www.susiemarch.com/parents
  2. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/healthy-sexual-behaviour-children-young-people/ 

 

PYP Halloween Party

Would you rather touch Mummies’ ears or witch hair……..eat a ghostly banana or bandaged mummy hot dog?

Gruesome decisions had to be made by the Primary students last Friday at the H.I.S. PYP Halloween Party. The food brought in by parents was as creative and beautiful as the costumes of the students and supporters of the party. Many thanks to the PTG and all parents, staff and secondary students that helped and supported the event. Here are some impressions of the haunted MPR and Playground:

photos: AS

 

 

 

Herzlich Willkommen

Enjoy our new bench

Welcome to the latest addition to the H.I.S. landscape. A bench was delivered on the weekend and placed near the front entrance of the school to provide space for relaxation and communication.

Thanks to the huge number of generous participants of the German Night, the Cultural Event Working Group was able to purchase the bench. Together with the existing benches at the school entrance the “German Night Bench” is inviting you to rest and chat when you are outside waiting for school to start or finish. Enjoy the sunny autumn weather there and Herzlich Willkommen!

Special thanks to Julia, for taking care of ordering the bench.

 

Winter Fair

The smell of waffles and popcorn in the air marked the beginning of the annual H.I.S. Winter Fair.

Students, parents and staff work together every year to provide fun activities and wonderful treats at this seasonal event. Decorating cookies, christmas tattoos, Karaoke singing, roasting marshmallows and more – the activities and the food made everybody look forward to the Winter Break. But before that there is another week of school!

Many thanks to all for making the Winter Fair 2018 such a successful event.

photos: AS

 

From The Student Support Team…

Child Protection Workshop

Many thanks to all the mothers and fathers who attended our Child Protection Workshop and participated in the round table discussions. It was great to share information with so many members of the H.I.S. community.

We covered what German law requires of schools in Germany and the options and training the Student Support Team members have had to address student disclosures. Furthermore we spent time on defining and discussing child safety.

The new Child Protection Handbook is available on the school website. A great deal of work went into creating this handbook, which also ensures we comply with the German State laws and with the requirements of the those organisations that accredit us as an International IB World School.

Feel free to address any questions you have to Lance Fortner or Atashi Mukherjee and the Learning Support Team.