On the first day of the 2023/24 school year 21 August 2023, the new first-graders were ceremoniously enrolled as part of a German tradition. This tradition involves each first-grader receiving a "Schultüte" filled with surprises from their parents to symbolize the beginning of their school journey. The joy in their eyes was unmistakable, and for many families unfamiliar with this tradition, it provided a fascinating glimpse into German culture, as well as the culture at the German school in Manila!
The enrollment ceremony began with a warm welcome from the school administration and class teachers. This was an opportunity for parents to get to know the teachers and school staff, forging important connections for the years ahead. The highlight of the event was a performance by selected second-graders, who presented a cheerful song, delighting the first-graders.
This day held great significance not only for the children but also for their families. It marked the starting point for an exciting educational journey, guided by dedicated teachers. The school community looked forward to the coming years and the growth and learning of these young students!