Newsletter April 2017


Dear Parents, Friends, Students and Teachers:

Even though there is still snow around, temperatures are slowly warming up. It was a tough winter and due to lost school days due to snow storms our term will continue to April 27th with our closing ceremonies on that day.

Ess and Kochfest : Saturday, April 22

This is a new social event that we are trying out this year for our adult students, GHLS board and teachers. It will involve preparing and eating some traditional German food like Rouladen, Kartoffelpuree, Salat, Suppe und Nachtisch.....all while communicating in German. This will take place at the Christ Church Hall in Dartmouth with food preparation starting at 2pm with the meal served around 6:30. More details to follow in class.

Closing Ceremonies: Thursday, April 27

All parents and friends are invited to the closing ceremonies on April 27 during the regular afternoon class time. This will take place upstairs at Shambhala School in the Dojo room. The children will be presenting poems and skits as a display of some of the things they have learned throughout the year.

Scholarships will be presented at 5:45.

The Gerta Josenhans Memorial Scholarship will be presented at this time to a child.

The Eva Huber Memorial Scholarship will be presented to one adult student.

The German Canadian Association will present 2 adult students each with one term of tuition for next year.

Annual General Meeting

The German School is administered by the German Heritage Language School Association of Nova Scotia. The Annual General meeting is your opportunity to discuss the affairs of the School and contribute suggestions. Members help to plan and run events such as our Christmas Party and Laternenfest, as well as planning the day to day running of the school. If you would like to nominate yourself or a friend to the GHLS Board contact: Julia Poertner director@german-language-school.caor our chair, Christine Hoehne at

This year the AGM will be held at 7 pm Thursday, June 1 at 30 Boutiliers Lane, Dartmouth.

Canada 150 & 30th Anniversary Video

The GHLS has received some money from the German Government ZfA to make a short video about the school,it’s history and some of it’s students. A videographer will be at the school April 13 to take some action shots and interviews. Later in September we hope to have a reception (possibly at Pier 21) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the school and to show the video. We will keep you posted for moreinformation on this. Also if anyone has suggestions for the video please feel free to share them with us. All students and parents must sign a waiver (talent release) in order to be filmed.


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