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Welcome to us!

"If there was a war here. Where would you go?". Danish author Janne Teller poses this question at the beginning of her essay "War. Imagine he would be here."The students of classes SOPA 1a, b and c are also confronted with this question in the subject "Performing Arts. For the Theater fur Niedersachsen is a guest at the Elisabeth-von-Rantzau-Schule. The Hildesheim director Moritz Nikolaus Koch has staged the text for a performance in the classroom.

The starting situation: Germany has left the EU, there is a war in Europe. Members of a family flee to Egypt. And they experience there what refugees also experience with us: language barriers, bureaucratic hurdles, prejudices and a feeling of loneliness. All of this is told and presented from the perspective of a girl who has fled and who, in a classroom in Egypt, tells her classmates about her experiences as a refugee and takes on different perspectives in a soliloquy.

Prospective social assistants were impressed by the presence of actresses –

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thank you very much for the numerous donations, which came together in only a few days. We did not expect this. We really appreciate everyone's commitment. Above all, we would like to thank those who extra

have been shopping and have procured all hygiene items or provided shelf-stable foods. Especially in such a difficult situation is the cohesion. Solidarity of very great importance. Thanks to the donations we can help at least some people who lost almost everything within only a few days or even hours. We should value being able to live the way we do:

To go through life lightheartedly, without having to fear that one's existence is threatened. The action has shown that all students and teachers would like to help.

The Ukrainian parish of Misburg, which received the donations, expresses its sincere thanks. The members of the parish are very touched that many have donated. Afterwards the donations are sorted. Are on the way to Kiev. Thank you very much, your Okb 🙂

Help for Ukraine

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Collecting donations for the people in Ukraine

Since one week people in Ukraine are attacked by the Russian military, hide in subway tunnels from bomb attacks, defend their country or try to flee. People in Ukraine are starving, they are afraid, they are dying.

Also for the school community of our Elisabeth-von-Rantzau-School this war is inconceivable. “And it is precisely for this reason that we want to show solidarity with and actively help those people whose livelihoods have been affected and damaged by the effects of war and flight,” explains principal Prof. Alois Ernst Ehbrecht.

Therefore, donations in kind and money can now be handed in at the two school locations, which will be reliably transported to the crisis region via the Kolping Society. From durable food, hygiene items, baby food, blankets to clothes, everything is welcome.

A special thanks goes to the students of the Oberkurs b and the BOS 13, who organized and carried out the donation campaign together with their teachers. We will continue to support the people of Ukraine with joint activities in the coming weeks.

Storm warning – cancellation of classes at Elisabeth-von-Rantzau-Schule

Dear students and teachers,

According to official information, on Thursday, 17. February 2022, due to a storm threat the school lessons at all general and vocational schools in the city and district of Hildesheim canceled. Our Elisabeth-von-Rantzau-School is also affected by it. However, students who are currently undergoing practical training must go to their places of work, unless the respective institution also closes due to the storm warning.

Supplies for the case

Caritas homework help ETUI is pleased about generous donation in kind of the company Pelikan

Together for ETUI – Oliver Venter, Jessika Zingler and Jorg Piprek (from left to right) handing over the Pelikan donation

“This is really a nice surprise!” Jorg Piprek, member of the board of Caritas, is happy about an unexpected gift. On the round meeting table in front of him, many school utensils are spread out: Fountain pens, ink cartridges and ink killers, pencils and erasers, a selection of highlighters, and much more. Lots of useful things that belong in every school bag. However, as Jorg Piprek knows, many schoolbags lack precisely these elementary supplies.

ETUI is also the name of the special Caritas project that has been helping children and young people in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods with their homework since 2009. It quickly became clear to those involved at Caritas that there was a great need for such extracurricular places of learning. Today, the ETUI project is already offered at six locations in different districts of Hildesheim.

The Elisabeth von Rantzau School of the Diocesan Caritas Association has been involved in the ETUI project from the very beginning. The vocational school has since placed future social assistants in the ETUI project. The students provide support in the neighborhood homework helpers and gain their first practical experience in a social profession through this low-threshold educational work with children.

Oliver Venter also learned about the ETUI project in this way. About three years ago, he was active as a prospective social assistant in the homework help of the Horthaus Nordwind in the northern part of the city. The background of the ETUI project and the educational work with school children has left a lasting impression on him. The 22-year-old Venter, who is currently preparing to graduate as a state-certified educator, says in retrospect: “These were very formative experiences for me.”

Info evening online!

The Elisabeth-von Rantzau School invites on Monday, 07. February 2022, at 18:00 to an online information evening. Students and school management are available online to answer questions and provide information on the prerequisites, conditions and special features of the school types Berufsfachschule Sozialpadagogischer Assistent, Fachschule Sozialpadagogik, Fachoberschule and Berufsoberschule Gesundheit und Soziales. They also provide insights into our school life, which is characterized by numerous projects, extracurricular learning venues and a culture of togetherness. You can access the livestream via the following link: Livestream.

Magic and magnetism

House-of-little-researchers training on the topic of “Magnetism – Discovering Invisible Forces” at the Elisabeth-von-Rantzau School

The little locomotive tirelessly makes its rounds. It goes over wooden rails and bridges, past small houses and trees. In tow she pulls several wagons, the toy trains are coupled by magnets. Not every child is interested in locomotives, but certainly in this invisible magic power. And so it is the task of pedagogical specialists and teachers to show the children where in everyday life, for example, magnets provide their good services.

The Elisabeth-von-Rantzau-Schule, network coordinator of the Berlin foundation “Haus der kleinen Forscher” (House of Little Scientists), supported the participants with their advanced training “Magnetism – Discovering Invisible Forces” to gather first basic experiences with magnets together with the children in their respective institutions. “The children's urge to discover should be supported by the educators, properties should be explored and application and design possibilities with magnets should be worked out together,” explains Roswitha Dinter, instructor of the advanced training. Experiments were planned and carried out, measurement results were evaluated and interpreted. And so the young researchers are already finding out why refrigerator doors stay closed with the help of magnetism, the monorail moves along magnetic tracks and magnetism simply makes our lives a little easier.

Between social exclusion and participation

Budding educators present exciting results

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What is the interaction between mental and physical health?? Does society educate us to exclusion? This and similar questions were dealt with by the students of the lower level A of the vocational school for social pedagogy in the context of the module Pedagogical Work taught by the teacher Mr. Schmitt and presented the results in the context of an in-class exhibition. All students agreed: the human being must always be the starting point and goal of all educational activities.

This was reflected not only in the critical discussion of the current social situation of people with disabilities and the reference to the need to counteract processes of exclusion, but also in possible actions for pedagogical practice. The labor market situation of people with disabilities was also analyzed. Illustrated by many statistical facts. It was also shown that experiences of social exclusion can lead to mental disorders and depression.

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Albert Schweitzer's reflections on the ethics of reverence for life framed the exhibition. The students also addressed the question of theodicy with regard to illness and disability. The exhibition was concluded with reflections on the correct use of the terms impairment and disability. Principal Professor Alois-Ernst Ehbrecht, who visited the exhibition of the Lower Level A of the Technical School for Social Pedagogy, was impressed by the choice of topics as well as the commitment of the students and emphasized the absolute necessity of participative structures and processes in social pedagogical work. The exhibition can be visited in the hallway of the basement at the school site Stiftskirchenweg.


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