For new parents
Once you are offered a trial lesson at the school, please come directly to the Barton Hill Settlement (BHS). We meet from 9.50 am in the foyer of the BHS, which is located in the Café area up the stairs from the central square. One of our committee members will be available to welcome you.
A typical day at the German Saturday School in Bristol
The teachers, assistants and the committee are at the school from 9.30am to prepare for the school day. The children and their parents are welcome from 9.45am. At 9.55am there is a welcome in the reception/parent cafe.
First of all, the teachers, patents and children sing our Good Morning song and a few notices are given out. At about 10am the teachers take the children to their class rooms. It is important to us that the parents are there for the welcome and stay until the children go to their classes.
Our philosophy explains how the teachers plan their lessons.
At about 11am the children have a break and we ask parents to provide a healthy snack and a bottle of water (no nuts, please, due to allergies!). If possible, the children eat their snack outside and have a chance to let off some steam.
During the lessons the parents are welcome to stay in the parents cafe in the reception area. You can chat over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. The committee members are available to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, there is free Wifi!
Important: Please collect your children punctually at 12noon from their class rooms.
For the penguin and mouse classes we ask you to sign to say that you have collected your child. The teachers and assistants would be grateful if parents could help for a few minutes with the tidying up.