We offer a varied holiday programme during the holidays that brims with fun activities, projects and excursions, for example visiting the Foundation’s studio, going on scavenger hunts, visiting the school garden, working with electronic waste, learning handicraft, doing research, and baking or cooking together in the children’s kitchen. There are lots of creative activities, we use the two gyms at the school and are outside a lot.
We go on trips to the theatre, the museum, the cinema, we visit a wide variety of playgrounds, play mini golf, take the ferry and much more. One of our highlights in the summer holidays is our annual trip to the Baltic Sea for swimming and also the overnight stay.
We organise a healthy open breakfast for everyone between 8.30 and 9.30 a.m. For lunch, the caterer cooks directly at the school, or lunch packs are provided for outings that can be taken along in lunchboxes so as not to impact the environment more than necessary. Apart from the closing time in summer and between Christmas and New Year (see list of dates), the full-time school is always open.
The care services can only be booked via the school office on school days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Wednesdays until 4 p.m.). The parents then sign a care contract at the after-school care centre.
All children at the school have the option of being given a place at the Wilde Finken all-day school.
Registration for the holidays
Two steps to holiday care:
- You book the number of holiday weeks you need for an entire school year via the school office. This booking is then binding for one school year.
- In order to take up holiday care for the impending holidays, it is critical that you register your child no later than four weeks before the holidays begin. To do this, go to www.wildefinken.finkenau.de (also via smartphone) and click on all the days you wish your child to be looked after. Your child is now successfully registered for holiday care for the coming holidays.
- 8 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. initial phase at school
- 8.30 a.m. – 12 noon lessons
- 12 noon – 2 p.m. free time (the first graders eat, for example, at 12 noon in their free time; afterwards they can enjoy the various leisure time activities, at 1 p.m. they have lessons in their class again).
- 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. courses on two days, lessons on the other two days
- From 3.30 p.m. onwards care in the after-school care club, on Fridays care already begins from 2 p.m.
During term and over the holidays, SpeedCatering cooks lunch freshly on site at the school.
All parents sign a contract directly with the caterer.
There are courses for all children twice a week that they themselves can choose from a wide range of options. Lessons are held during the other two afternoons. After school from 3.30 p.m. and depending on what they spontaneously feel like doing and what interests them, the children can go out, get creative, relax in the chill-out corner, play role-playing games in the lounge.
Participation is firmly anchored in our concept. Every year, the children’s delegates are democratically elected as speakers for the after-school care club. The children also have so-called area spokespersons in all play areas of the all-day education and support of children, who on behalf of all of the children implement and incorporate their wishes and suggestions in everyday educational life. We support the children in this valuable work, thus contributing to a positive understanding of democracy among these young people. The children also have the opportunity to actively participate in the planning of the holidays, excursions and activities. A large children’s wall, on which children can independently hang up notices and hold ballots is one of the elements that facilitates the process for the children. Our educational team takes the wishes of all children very seriously and regards the topic of participation as a continuous part of our everyday pedagogical work.
Our employee Anja Uhlendorf has successfully completed the “multiplier training for dispute resolution” (granted by the Beratungsstelle Gewaltprävention der Behörde für Schule und Berufsbildung, i.e. the violence prevention counselling centre reporting to the authorities responsible for schools and vocational training). This means that we can seamlessly continue to look after the children who train at school as mediators in the all-day school and can benefit from their skills.
Free playing time
Lunch, among other things, is provided during recreational time from 12 noon to 2 p.m. During the rest of the time, the children can decide for themselves which offer they want to take up. The after-school care club, for example, is always open.
Cooperation // History // Spatial concept
The Wilde Finken all-day education and support of children adjoining the Lämmersieth school goes back to 2011. Since it is an all-day school with compulsory full-day attendance, lessons for all children are from Monday to Thursday until 3.30 p.m. In accordance with the principles of inclusion at the school, the staff of the all-day school (GTS) work at the school already in the mornings. From 12 noon onwards, they help shape the all-day programme together with the school staff. They offer leisure activities or courses and help with the supervision at lunch. Childcare at the Wilde Finken all-day school begins after “normal” school.
The premises are located on the school grounds. In addition to the after-school facilities, all other rooms of the school, such as the gym, children’s kitchen, playground or school garden, can also be used.
We always strive to keep news up-to-date, but binding statements and announcements as well as information on closing times are only available from the facility itself.