SCHOOL PROFILE Giebichenstein-Gymnasium “Thomas Müntzer“
address: 33 Friedenstraße 06120 Halle/Saale Germany
FAX : 0049345/5304025
E_mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Giebichenstein-Gymnasium “Thomas Müntzer” is dedicated to engaging every student in learning within an environment of fairness and mutual respect and to offering excellent education. It is focused on providing each and every student with the opportunity to realize his/her dreams and aspirations.
Our school originated in 1945. In those days it was called “Thomas-Müntzer-Schule” and was only attended by 9th-12th graders.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the following school reform in 1989/90, our school was opened to students from 5th-12th grade. At the end of the 12th year our students take their Abitur, the German school examination equivalent to the British A level/ American SAT exam and often used as the basis for admission to a university.
At present our school consists of 1500 students and 120 teachers.
Students, parents, and teachers are all able to participate in important decisions concerning the school. They are represented in the following councils: class representatives in the student council, student representative, student administration, the parents’ council, the representatives of the teachers, and Gesamtkonferenz in which students, parents and teachers are entitled to vote.
The main building of our school, where natural sciences and languages are taught, is an excellent learning environment for the students. Our students are also encouraged and invited to study in the library of our school.
Students are offered several foreign languages including English, French, Russian, Latin, Spanish, and Old-Greek. In addition, students can choose from a variety of activities for P.E. These include basketball, volleyball, football/soccer, badminton, athletics/track and field, swimming, rowing, skiing and gymnastic-dance.
The school also offers many opportunities to join in various extra-curricular activities such as:
- enlarged art education mainly in own workshops and in cooperation with “Burg Giebichenstein – University of Art and Design”, freelance artists, and cultural institutions of the town Halle
- choirs and orchestra
- drama group and poets’ club
- various offers in P.E. with main focus on basketball and volleyball in cooperation with the sports club of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
The following practical trainings are provided:
- practical training at a company’s in 9th grade
- natural scientific practical training in 10th grade
- scientific job training at one of the city’s university’s institutions
At our school students in the lower grades usually have 6-7 periods a day.
Here is our daily schedule:
1st 07:45 – 09:15
2nd 09:35 – 11:05
3rd 11:30 – 13:00
4th 13:30 – 15:00
Afterwards students may participate in various extra-curricular activities. Between 6th and 7th period there is a longer break during which students and teachers can have lunch in the school’s canteen. We also have a student café which is run and managed by students.
Our school is supported by the “Förderverein”, an association of students, parents, teachers, alumni and friends of our school, whose task is to promote the school’s academic and educative targets and to contribute to make the school a place of living and learning. It is especially interested in conserving the school’s peculiar features and its rich tradition of academic, artistic, athletic, and extracurricular excellence.
For many years now there have also been numerous exchanges between our students and those from the “Gymnasium 86” in Ufa (Russia) and the “Bismarck - Gymnasium” in Karlsruhe. These exchanges take place on a regular basis. As part of the “Comenius Project”, which is promoted by the European Community, we also cooperate with “33rd Gymnaseo” in Athens and the Lyceo “G. Pascoli” in Barga (Italy). In addition, we have partnerships with several other schools including “Iisalmen Luki” in Iisalmi (Finland), “Collège Notre Dame” (France), “Liceo Scientifico Statale E. Majorana” (Italy) “Lyzeum Branjewo” (Poland), and “Gymnasium Weierhof” (Germany).