Phorms Education does not merely see school as a place of learning. Our schools are a living environment. The whole-day community enables our students to learn about life and how to share as well as teaching them to represent their own interests and prove their abilities.
Our school is open from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm. Before and after the lessons, students may attend our day care centre.
Our afternoon programme takes place every day, right after school and offers students a wide range of exciting activities. This provides an opportunity to pursue interests, talents and hobbies within a safe environment on school premises. The afternoon programme is led by our trained childcare specialists and by widely experienced external experts.
Although provision varies from semester to semester, the areas of sport, art and music are always covered. Sports on offer include basketball, football, swimming, aikido, dance and yoga. Examples of creative or musical clubs available are drawing, sculpture, choir and instrumental music. We are always developing new activities to supplement our programme, such as “School TV”, fairy stories, comic drawing or photography. Please note that there is a fee for some of our afternoon clubs, particularly those organised by external providers.
Children who do not take part in the afternoon facilities may use our after-school day care facilities until 6.00 pm. A comfortable room with games, books and painting and handicrafts materials is available for their use. Our teachers supervise the children and support them at all times in the activities they undertake.
Fair play and team play are the essential characteristics of ball games, and this is why we foster these types of sports in particular. We offer school teams for grades 3 to 6 in football and basketball. Our school teams take part in tournaments with Berlin schools and International schools.
Communal eating is an important part of our school philosophy. Therefore, we always take a one-hour break for lunch.
Our catering partner “3 Köche” offers a wide range of natural and healthy meals.
Through an online order platform, students can choose between three different lunch meals each day: Herr Optimix (balanced and tasty), Multi Kulti Efendi (always without pork meat) and Bio Landkoch (almost always organic). Additonally to lunch, the students are catered with milk and an afternoon snack.
Our staff takes into account if children are not permitted to eat certain foods for religious or health reasons.
Who you are is more important than what you wear. Standardised school clothing strengthens the sense of community and improves the learning and social environment. Children are allowed to develop irrespective of their social origins and without needing to pay attention to the latest fashion trends. They learn that their personality does not depend on fashion or outward appearance and are able to focus on what really matters: the development of their talents and skills.
School clothing does not need to be boring and old-fashioned. Even standardised school clothing leaves scope for the expression of individual preferences. For this reason, Phorms Education has only introduced compulsory upper-body clothing and sportswear. Students are free to determine the rest of their clothing items themselves in accordance with the local rules of the school. This enables us to strike a perfect balance between a standardised appearance and a commonly experienced school culture on the one hand and individual freedom of choice on the other.
Visit www.phorms-shop.de to order our school uniform.
We attach great importance in helping children to establish a link between classroom teaching and the “real” world rather than merely perceiving school as a learning environment. For this reason, excursions are a recurring component of the project work we undertake. Even children of pre-school age go on regular trips to explore the environment around them. We take our older children on visits to parks, museums and theatres. Trips to parents’ places of work also provide an opportunity for students to gather important experiences.
From Year 3 onwards, students take part in class trips within Germany. We think that it is important for children to develop a strong sense of community and expand their social skills. The school community subsidises children whose parents cannot afford all or some of the costs of these trips. The individual year groups generate money for this purpose by staging fund raising events such as theatre performances, cake fairs or concerts.
Year 6 ends with a trip to an English-speaking country. In recent years, we have travelled with our students to England, Scotland und Wales.
We offer a comprehensive holiday programme. We take the children on exciting trips and organise sporting activities, art projects, music and games. Children go home with new experiences every day of the holidays. Our bilingual childcare specialists supervise the children throughout the day from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm.
Our school closes for a total of five weeks during the year. We shut for a maximum of three weeks during the summer holidays, two additional weeks are spread over christmas holidays and further trainings.