Monday, September 14, 2009

Opening Day for a Brand New Christian School

Today was the first day of the brand new Christliche Schule Kandern (Christian School Kandern). As far as we know, CSK is the first Christian bilingual school in Germany. This school is a partnership ministry between Black Forest Academy and the Freie Evangelische Schule Loerrach a large German Christian School near us.

The new first graders below, 24 in total, are all dressed up for the first day of school. They are holding their Schuletuetes (a bag with special gifts for the first day of school) in their arms.
In Germany, the whole family comes out to celebrate the first day of first grade. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncle all come to wish their children well on the first day of school.
More first graders of the brand new school. History is being made today.
The elementary choir of Black Forest Academy sang a song of welcome to the new children.
Here are Phil Peters and Tim Shuman handing out new t-shirts to celebrate the new school.
Mrs. Schmidt the English teacher is handing out the t-shirts to the first graders.
The kids with their new shirts.

Here's a picture of the first students of the Christliche Schule Kandern - all first graders. Small beginnings!!

Alexander and Micah. Two BFA boys in 3rd and 5th grade. They seem very happy about today's amazing event. They too, got to witness the birth of a new school.

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