in Gladbeck has existed since 1923. It is situated in the
north of the city Gladbeck.
Our school is
situated in a beautiful, populated area with old mining houses,
gardens and much greenery. The school building was planned in
era of the Kaiser and is architecturally rich and built in an
interesting way : corridors lead everywhere to
several corners with fountains, open halls and large, high classrooms.
In the western wing you find a gymnasium with a theatre stage,
which was used in former times as professional theatre. Today
the gymnasium is used for sports, theatre, assemblies, discussions
The school has
230 pupils in 9 classes and at present 11 teachers,
a secretary , four people in our half day nursery and a half-caretaker.
There is a workshop-centre
for teachers since 1988, a writing and printing workshop-room
where even classes from other schools can print their books. After
school care exists from 8-1 o'clock, parents act as helpers. There
is a school garden, a schoolyard with 30 plane-trees, four trees
one of them is always blooming, four ping-pong tables, a playground,
playhill and a " castle " on it.
The school has established
+modern forms of reading
Environmentally Conscious School"
= promotion of environmental
(Prime of the town of Gladbeck
develop school childrenlike with the help of parents"
(Prime by Arbeitskreis Grundschule
eV, Frankfurt in Nov. 99)
Additionally we organized
one "art day" and a " celebration of
the senses" together with children and parents, in order
to promote the self-confidence of the children. In co-operation
with a sport adviser and the youth welfare office we invested
into the " moved break ". Some years ago we decided
to work on the theme of " violence prevention "
in a modern way and with the participation of pupils, parents
and teachers. In addition we introduced behaviour rules, after
discussion with parents, children and other people working at
our school. We wrote up conditions and consequences and we had
beneficial outcomes. This theme can only be seen in German.
In the last few years we have intensified our endeavours by employing
special police groups and the theatre group" That´s
In more than ten years
teachers, students and parents created a school life, variously
structured, which can help to give education and instruction a
rich area for development.
For some years now we
have our own School Garden:
with beds for vegetables, community field for potatoes, beans
or corn, a hedge, nursery for shrubs, picture boards, rock-garden,
bed for perennial herbs, compost heap and shrubs. Twice we were
honoured for our succesful environmental work with our
children. In 2005 we have "Year
of the Schoolgarden" with cornfield and scarecrows.
Since 1990 we have
gradually integrated computers into our lessons. And
we have chosen Macintosh Computers. What a successful choice!
Since 1997 we have used the Internet. Our homepage has first been
edited in February/March 1997. Our pupils are used to creating
pages since October that year! We have always pushed forward the
use of computers in a Primary School. We have 3 -4 imacs in
each classroom. We are sure that this is the best system for
Primary School children. Although Primary Schools were excluded
from having computers in their classes until 1999 (we find that
incredible!!!).We participated in
Netdays and Netdays
Europe competitions from 1998 on.
projects -especially writing
projects- gave our students the feeling of worldwide range.
For our continuation story "The
1998 we got a prize, handed over by chancellor Clement from Northrhein-Westphalia.
In 2000 we were chosen by Apple Computers to be
Apple Distinguished School ,
one of five schools
in Germany and of 13 in Europe.
and radio stations are astonished to see experienced young pupils,
working self confidently on the computers and even giving workshops
for adults at an education fair (February 2002 in Cologne)
Giant Bronto (7 m long!) in the entrance hall
planned and built during a dinosaur project
1999 -during a project with the author KNISTER
we changed it into a huge dragon
If you like to
contact, please send your email to headmaster
We can be reached
by snail mail :
Community Primary School
22, 45966 Gladbeck
(if possible Mo, Wed, Fr. 8.00 - 12h, secretary time!) In Germany
the headteacher is mostly teaching!!
Back to Frontpage