Mission Statement of the German International Schools in Asia and Australia

Preamble
Our schools are German speaking international schools. Our network and our mutual support ensure that students are able to continue their education in any location they might move to. They are places of encounter and intercultural dialogue. The German schools abroad are also a central element of Germany's foreign education policy. This mission statement was developed jointly by all the schools. It ensures their international competitiveness, enabling them to rise to the challenge of the future. It will be evaluated and updated continuously.

1. Our teaching sets high quality standards.

  • The quality standards of our schools meet the highest possible standards.
  • These relate to subject disciplines, education, content, and skills
  • Our courses of study are internationally-oriented, offering a broad range of foreign languages and early, in-depth English tuition, leading to bilingualism
  • Lessons are given by highly qualified teachers
  • Courses of study are based on standardised curricula

2. Our schools take a holistic approach to teaching and learning

This includes, in particular,

  • learning with head, heart and hands
  • individual and social learning
  • teaching of key skills
  • a fair share of mathematics and natural sciences, language, music and sports
  • extracurricular activities
  • differentiated kindergarten and pre-school courses

3. Our buildings and facilities are targeted to meet our ambitious objectives

  • Classrooms, specialist rooms, sports facilities and outdoor areas are built with due regard to modern constructional, educational and environmental considerations
  • They allow modern activity-based learning, as well as social and cultural exchange
  • Basic equipment also includes state-of-the-art information technology equipment

4. Our schools ensure students acquire qualifications recognised in Germany and internationally

Our schools ensure integration into the education system in Germany and transition to other international schools. They offer

  • general education qualifications
  • university-entrance qualifications
  • vocational qualifications

5. Our schools promote cultural dialogue with the Asian environment

German language and culture form the basis of our work. We are committed to the European educational methods and seek cultural dialogue with the respective host country

  • by including local topics in the lessons taught
  • by encountering and exchanging with international and local schools, especially in sports and cultural activities
  • by offering courses in regional studies and specific languages
  • by cooperating with other European schools

6. Our schools provide support for the internationalisation of the economy

  • The courses offered by the schools take into account the requirements of an international economy.
  • Our schools are meeting places for children of different nationalities and thus they learn at an early age to work effectively in an international environment
  • Our schools provide a comprehensive and coordinated educational programme and individual support, making it easier for families to move from one country to another

Our schools measure up to the best performing schools in the region and in Germany –

We offer our students excellent educational opportunities

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