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School from A to Z

Here you will find an overview of important topics in our elementary school, arranged from A to Z.
It gives you a comprehensive insight into all important areas of our school life.

A to D

On the Monday after each Advent Sunday, a small internal Advent celebration is held in the school stairwell, which is organized by the children in each class in turn.

New school starters are always registered the year before they start school. Parents should bring their birth certificate, a declaration of consent from a parent/guardian who also has custody of the child and the handover form from the child's daycare center with them when registering. The child to be registered should be present if possible. In addition to recording all personal data, the school management will conduct a short interview with the child to gain a first impression. Parents will receive notification of their child's admission to our school by February 15 of the year of enrollment at the latest. The first parents' evening for the future first graders takes place in early summer before they start school. Here, parents are informed about the future class teacher, about materials that need to be purchased and about the schedule for the first day of school, which will be on the second day of school after the summer vacation.

In accordance with the curriculum, a computer club is offered in year 4. Pupils can also voluntarily take part in a crafts club or mediator training. In addition, sports, creative and/or artistic clubs are offered exclusively in the afternoon as part of the open all-day school.

Antolin is an innovative online portal for reading promotion with the aim of promoting reading skills and inspiring many children to read. Every child who registers with via the school is given their own access. For every book it has read, it answers five to fifteen questions online about the content of the book. The child is rewarded with points according to this performance. Teachers can use their own access to observe the reading activity of their pupils

Anton is a learning app that can be used both at school and at home. It offers children and teachers the opportunity to create and use additional learning opportunities with the help of digital media.

Heinsberg Primary School offers two different childcare models for parents/guardians to choose from. The 8 to 13 childcare service offers reliable childcare from the 1st to the 4th block, independent of the timetable. The children can also take part in the open all-day school (OGS). The "KIG Kinder im Ganztag gGmbH" Olpe has been responsible for both childcare services since February 1, 2022.

Leave of absence for family or other special reasons is possible after consultation with the school management. However, the parents/guardians must submit a written application with a corresponding justification.

There are three or four "floating vacations" per school year, which are usually set on Rose Monday, Shrove Tuesday and the Fridays after Ascension Day or Corpus Christi. A possible fourth day is determined by the school conference.

Children from the districts of Oberhundem, Selbecke, Marmecke, Rinsecke, Würdinghausen, Albaum or if their parents' home is more than two kilometers away from the school are entitled to a bus ticket. There is no need to submit a separate application; tickets are issued automatically at the start of the school year.

The textbooks are the property of the school and must therefore be treated with care. This includes the fact that they must be provided with a protective cover and that they may not be written in.

Children can borrow books from the school library. On Tuesdays, children in grades 2 to 4 have the opportunity to borrow books every three weeks.

The Buchtaucher app supports pupils in learning English.

The school no longer has a permanent computer room; instead, the children have laptops and iPads at their disposal. which can be used flexibly during lessons in the classrooms.

Children who have not learned German as their mother tongue receive special language acquisition support. These can be additional support lessons or special work assignments that they have to complete during lesson time. The aim is to enable pupils to participate fully in as many school and social activities as possible by learning German.

E to H

All important information concerning everyday school life is communicated to parents via letters to parents. These have been employed by LOGINEO LMS since March 1, 2022.

Once every school semester, our school holds parent-teacher conferences to which you will be invited in writing. You can indicate your preferred dates on this invitation, which will be taken into account wherever possible.

Once a quarter, a teacher prepares the "experiment of the month", which is carried out and documented by the class teachers in all classes according to the respective learning level of the pupils.

As part of a preventative measure, a fire department day is held every four years on a Saturday. Members of the local fire department inform the children and offer various workshops.

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Announced and unannounced fire alarms take place several times a year with the involvement of the local fire department so that the school building can be evacuated quickly and safely in the event of an emergency.

All children at our school take part in remedial lessons. We use these individual learning times (ILZ) to support and/or challenge each child in small groups according to their individual needs.

There is a fenced soccer pitch behind the school building that can be used by pupils from all year groups during the long breaks as well as in the afternoon. They are used on a daily basis, with a corresponding schedule being drawn up.

In all year groups, children with and without special educational needs are taught together as a class or individually and/or in small groups as part of differentiated support units. In addition, the class teachers are supported by the special needs teachers on an hourly basis.

In the run-up to Christmas, grandparents are invited to the school for a cozy get-together. All the children at the school put on a varied program.

Homework is intended to enable the children to practise independently and to consolidate the subject matter once again. The students enter the homework in their "info booklet". Please check the information booklet daily, as it is also a means of communication between parents and teachers/school. As parents, make sure that your child does his/her homework regularly and that all school materials are available. The homework time for classes 1 and 2 is approx. 30 minutes. For grades 3 and 4, homework time should not be longer than approx. 45 to 60 minutes.

It is not permitted to bring cell phones and other electronic devices to our school. In justified exceptional cases, e.g. if a child is particularly ill or on a school trip, class teachers may allow the child to bring a cell phone.

Children should change their street shoes and wear slippers at school, especially during the winter months. This allows the school to be kept clean and makes it more comfortable for the children during lessons.

I to N

As part of individual learning times, pupils are supported and/or challenged in differentiated learning groups according to their individual needs.

Please inform us directly of the following infectious diseases: e.g. corona, measles, mumps, rubella, ringworm, lice, chickenpox, hepatitis and scabies. In such cases, your child may only return to school after obtaining a medical certificate.

All children receive an information booklet. Children and parents will find all the important information there. Homework is also noted here.

Please inform us by telephone if your child is ill from 7.30 am to 8.00 am on the first day of absence. If you cannot reach us by telephone, please leave a message on our answering machine. Please also give us brief information about whether your child is enrolled in childcare or OGS so that we can also inform the childcare staff. Irrespective of this, we require a medical certificate from the third day onwards. On the last day of school before the vacations or on the first day of school after the vacations as well as before and after "long weekends", your child's absence must always be documented with a certificate.

LOGINEO NRW LMS is an educational portal of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, via which information, work assignments, lesson content etc. can be exchanged and accessed online between schools and parents. Each child's personal access details can be found on the back of their information booklet. You can access the LOGINEO NRW LMS learning platform here.

The class teachers will let you know in good time which materials are required for the coming school year. It has now proven successful that the materials that are needed by all pupils in equal measure are purchased centrally by the school.

The school has its own tablets, which are used in all classes during lessons. In addition, each classroom is equipped with a screen that is used for visualization during lessons.

Since the 2021/2022 school year, Heinsberg Primary School is no longer a denominational school. Nevertheless, a mass is held on Tuesdays during the first block in the Catholic Church, which pupils in years three and four can attend. Two classes always take part in the fair. The annual school enrolment, Christmas and graduation fairs are also firmly anchored in the school program.

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O to S

Heinsberg Primary School offers two different childcare models for pupils. Since February 1, 2022, KIGS gGmbH Olpe has been responsible for providing the necessary staff. The 8 to 13 childcare service offers reliable childcare from the 1st to the 6th hour, independent of the timetable, but without homework supervision. Children can take part in the open all-day school (OGS) until either 3.00 or 4.00 pm. In the OGS, the children receive a warm meal after school, which must be ordered and paid for by the parents/guardians. The children then have the opportunity to do their homework with appropriate support. The afternoon is organized alternately with free play activities and a choice of different AGs.

Interns are always welcome at our school. The internships in teacher training or during the course of study (aptitude and orientation internship, practical semester, day internship, practical days, ...) are regulated by the Teacher Training Act. We also offer internships for upper secondary schools. If you are interested in an internship, we look forward to receiving your written application.

The guidelines and curricula specify the content to be covered within the individual subjects. The learning objectives that should be achieved at the end of a school year are identical at all elementary school in NRW.

In the 4th school year, cycling training is carried out as part of the subject lessons. With the help of the traffic police and parents, the pupils learn how to behave safely in traffic. A theoretical and practical learning objective test concludes the cycling training.

The class representatives and their deputies meet once a quarter with the school management for the student parliament. This is where the concerns of the individual classes are presented, discussed and joint decisions are made.

After the fall vacations, a comprehensive school entry assessment is carried out for new school starters in various areas of development, e.g. auditory and visual perception, fine and gross motor skills, coordination and concentration as well as language development. In the event of particular abnormalities, suitable support and assistance options for the child are discussed with the parents/guardians and the educators at the daycare facilities.

Our school playground offers the children many opportunities to let off steam, relax and recharge their batteries during break times. The school playground has permanently installed climbing facilities, a sandpit, a slope slide, a football pitch, a table tennis table and a larger open area where the children can play with a variety of playground equipment. The schoolyard also offers various seating areas and quiet zones.

Once a month, a school concert takes place in the schoolyard or in the break hall. The children have the opportunity to present their musical skills spontaneously.

see page: School program

Swimming lessons take place once a week at the Oberhundem indoor pool for children in year four.

As part of the Federal Youth Games, a sports festival is held once a year for all children on the artificial turf pitch in Heinsberg.

The current office hours can be found with the relevant employee: Office hours

ST to Z

In a starter class, future first-year pupils have the opportunity to take part in school life and get to know the school for two hours on four mornings in March, April, May and June before they start school.

Pupils in Year 4 have the opportunity to take part in voluntary mediator training. The training comprises around fifteen training units and concludes with the award of a certificate as a mediator.

Once a year there is an "open day" for both the school and the OGS. On this day, all children, parents and interested parties have the opportunity to get to know the school premises and the various afternoon activities on offer. In addition, there is the opportunity to exchange ideas with both the teachers and the educational staff of the OGS.

Dates can be viewed at any time on the school's homepage under Dates.

The transition of children from daycare centers to elementary school as well as the transition from elementary school to secondary school is a particular challenge for children and parents. The teachers are very aware of this and endeavor to provide comprehensive support and guidance to all those involved during these times.

1st block:8.00 a.m. - 9.15 a.m.
Court break:9.15 am - 9.30 am
Breakfast break:9.30 a.m. - 9.45 a.m.
2nd block:9.45 am - 11.00 am
Court break:11.00 a.m. - 11.15 a.m.
3rd block:11.15 a.m. - 12.05 p.m.
Short break:12.05 p.m. - 12.10 p.m.
4th block: 12.10 pm - 1.00 pm

Your child is insured against accidents at school, on the way to school and on the way home via Unfallkasse NRW. This accident insurance applies to all school events inside and outside the school building as well as on the way to and from school. In the event of an accident, you will be informed immediately by the school.

The school has a comprehensive substitution concept. In the event that a teacher falls ill and is unable to teach the regular lessons, everyone makes every effort to avoid lessons being canceled and to make up for the absence as best they can.

There are regular hiking days and/or excursions in all year groups. , the Kreis-Olpe-Fahrt (3), take place. There is also a final trip in year 4 with one or more overnight stays, e.g. at Billstein Castle.

The Dental Health Working Group Siegen-Wittgenstein and Olpe regularly carries out a dental prophylaxis program in all classes. The program includes dental examinations of the children as well as lessons on the following topics: different brushing techniques, the development of tooth decay and healthy eating.

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