Each November 11 German’s celebrate St. Martin’s Day and traditionally we also organize the annual St. Martin Lantern-Parade around that date. In many parts of Germany it is tradition for children to participate in a procession of paper lanterns in remembrance of St. Martin. They make their own little lanterns in school or kindergarten and then gather on city streets to sing songs about good old Martin and their lanterns. Often a man dressed as St. Martin with a long red cloak leads the parade on horseback.

This year the E2 class of Trea Low class took photos of their lantern crafting. Look how proud the students are of their self-made lanterns!

Then all students from Preschool, Kindergarten up to Grade 4 participate in the traditional St. Martin Parade with their lanterns. All children are singing the traditional St. Martin songs like “Laterne, Laterne” or “Ich gehe mit meiner Laterne” or “St. Martin” . /as

Welcome to 2019/20!

Message from the Principal

On behalf of the staff at the Surrey German Language School, we are happy to welcome you to the 2019/20 school year!
We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.
We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s ability to learn to speak German.
We encourage as much German exposure as possible to make it easier for the children in class.
Axel Rechlin

Like last school year, we had to say good-bye to four teachers. We thank Christiane Perschke-Thoma, Annabelle Devos, Ute Preuss and Nadja Khadra for some great school years and wish them well in the future.

We are happy to let you know that all vacant teacher spots could be filled with excellent new German teachers.

A heartfelt welcome to the new teachers Steffi Walker, Karin Tischler, Stephanie Kates and Sophia Weber and to a great new German school year filled with exciting events reflecting our German heritage. /as