Walk to School

Dear parents,

Every year September 22nd is “Walk to School“  day, not only in Germany but worldwide. On this day, children are encouraged to move – to come to school on foot, by bike or by scooter. We want to participate in this event again this year.

The action days “Walk to School” take place from:

17.9.2018 until 28.9.2018

During this period, everybody at Charles Dickens Primary School should refrain from using the car from Flatowallee, so that Dickensweg becomes a “car-free zone” for this period. It would be nice if everyone again took part in it and actively supported this action by deliberately avoiding using the car for the final meters to the school gate.



National Youth Games 2018-2019

Dear Parents,

 For this year the National Youth Games for Years 4-6 will take place on Friday, 28th September 2018.

The children will meet in their classrooms at 8am and then walk, supervised by staff members, to Hanns-Braun-Stadium in the Olympic Grounds. From 9am to 1pm the pupils will take part in the long jump, ball throwing, 50 meters sprint and long distance race. All classes will remain at the Olympic Grounds throughout this time. There are no changing facilities on site, so please send your children to school dressed in sports gear and sturdy shoes. Remember to pack sufficient food and drink, and if necessary, rainwear.

If your child is allowed to go home directly from Hanns-Braun-Stadium, please write this into the blue school planer. The school planer must then be brought to the stadium that day.

If there is heavy and constant rain on the day the event will be cancelled and all classes will have lessons from 8am to 1pm.

Yours faithfully,

The teaching staff of Charles Dickens Primary School

Charles Dickens Grundschule and Europe School Open Day

22.09.2018         10.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m

10.30 a.m – Presentation German Primary School (Regelschule)

11 a.m – Presentation Europe School (bi-lingual school)

presentation first in English, then German

Feel free to look around the whole building. Our tour guides will be more than happy to show you around. Our “Ask Me” children will also be able to direct you and answer questions. Just look for the Charles Dickens T-shirts!

The German school (Regelschule) can be found in Haus III (at the far end of the playground).  Teachers are on the 1st  and 2nd floor to answer your questions.

The German school afternoon care and their Erzieher can be found above the dining area in Haus II

The Europe School teachers will be mainly on the first and second floors of Haus I (at the back of the main building) where you can find the year one and year two classrooms. There are also students on hand to keep your little ones entertained.


Registering your child at the Charles Dickens Europe School:

  1. First go to your child’s allocated school and fill out an application for a school transfer. (Umschulungsantrag)
  2. Bring this application, the child’s birth certificate and your identification card or police registration (with address) when registering.
  3. Please fill in the registration forms completely and legibly.

Please be aware that no registration forms can be accepted before the official registration dates.

Registration dates for school year 2019/2020: October 4th – October 17th 2018

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Please also be aware that you are personally responsible for registering your child. The allocated primary school will not do this for you. Our school admits children who have English or German as their native language. Teachers meet with each child to assess their present stage of language development before admission. All children are required to have at least a passive understanding of the English language.


Short-term plan

The tried and tested short-term plan has not proven to be successful so  far!

Starting on Monday, 11th June 2018 and also in the future, when it is hot  the normal timetable will apply.

The teachers will design the lessons according to the temperatures.

Kind regards

Frank Effenberger



Heat Wave – Shortened Lessons

The heat wave is predicted to continue into next week and for that reason we will be shortening lessons. (from Monday 4th to Friday 8th)

The timetable is as follows:

  • Tests and exams will be administerd before the lunch break if possible.
  • Children can be picked up at 1.30 pm. Children may also leave alone at 1.30 pm if they have written permission in the message book.
  • Children who are regularly allowed to leave before 1.30 pm may also do so on shortened days.
  • Music, computer and courses given by Intellego will take place at the usual times.
  • Supervison of all children until 4 pm is available.


The Administrators of Charles-Dickens SESB