Posts Tagged ‘school’

5 Books For Starting (At A New) School

It’s that time of year. In some places, the summer holidays have just started. In Scotland, schools go back next week. Last year, I wrote extensively about what it’s like starting school in Germany, or specifically in Berlin. This year, Oskar isn’t starting school for the first time, but he is starting at a *new* […] Read more…

Endlich Schulkind!

Apologies for the silence on the blog this past week, but we have been gearing up for the big day – Einschulung! If you missed my previous post, this is what the school enrolment is called here in Germany, and it’s celebrated big style with a ceremony at school followed by a party with friends […] Read more…

What to pack in a ‘Schultüte’

So, now that you have heard all about German traditions for starting school, and learned how to make your very own ‘Schultüte’, I wanted to share what’s going in my son’s Schultüte to give you some inspiration. Just to recap, a Schultüte is a large cardboard cone filled with sweets, school supplies and other small […] Read more…

How to make a German ‘Schultüte’

As mentioned in my previous post, children in German receive a ‘Schultüte’ – or ‘school cone’ – when they start school, filled with sweets, school supplies and small gifts. You can buy them ready made in shops or order them online, a few months in advance of the first day of school, or you can […] Read more…

Einschulung: Starting School in Germany

As I’ve mentioned here before, we have a big and exciting milestone coming up for our older boy. In just a few weeks, he finally starts school! It’s been a long wait for him. Many of his old friends back in Scotland started school last year, since the school system there is different and kids […] Read more…