Working with Dictation Machines and Dudens

Our school magazine was founded in the 2014/15 school year. Once a week, approximately 12 students from grades three to six meet with Ms. Totzauer and Frau Koglin in the library. Together they discuss current events; write, proof-read and edit articles; print, copy and staple the newspaper; and sell the final product.

The students involved with the producing the “Platanus Post” are entirely responsible for the newspaper – from the original idea of what to report on, ensuring they have appropriate images to match their articles, up to selling the printed product.

We write about everything that is important to us, and provide the students of Platanus with lots of information, ideas and puzzles.  Some examples include:

  • Interesting interviews with the staff
  • Articles in German and English about current events (eg. the opening of the new school playground, the wild Carnival party, the Magic Movie Motion Night, the visit from the Malaysian delegates, class trips)
  • Interesting facts about the holidays all over the world (Easter and the Pentecost, St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Film and book reviews and recommendations
  • Fun puzzles, games and colouring-in pictures.

Students particularly love the interviews that take place. Whether it be about Mr. Kelly, our volunteers (FSJler) Amalie and Jonathan, or the Malaysian delegates, all of our interviews are done with professionalism, and of course either in German or English. We are quite good at using the dictation machines and Dudens.

Regularly we publish the opinions of our peers which are obtained through surveys: Do you like the school food? Are there enough toys in the school playground? What are you looking forward to in the summer holidays?

Below you will find a sample of the special edition from project week:

10 YEARS – HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLATANUS!

Today is May 15th, 2020, and if the Corona Pandemic hadn’t thwarted our plans, we would all have celebrated a ... more

Many Thanks and Happy Easter!

After the first three weeks and the experiences of school closure and home schooling, which were completely new for... more

We are Pilot School at “Schools for Earth”

In the last few months, we have discussed much and informed ourselves about what we as a school can do in concrete ... more

We love cinema and are in Berlinale Fever!

From February 21st to March 1st 2020 the 70th Berlinale will take place in our city. For this occasion, we are ... more

New Workshop: Artificial Intelligence!

"Women in AI" (WAI) is a non-profit association that works worldwide for gender justice in the research and working... more

Magic Movies! Disco Dancing! Great Photos!

On Saturday evening, our great Magic Movie Night took place again, which is organized every year in November by our... more

Spanish Project Day: Our 8th Graders dance Salsa!

Our Spanish teacher Ms. Gianatelli from Argentina had a great idea for her project day - focus on Spanish with the ... more

Lantern Festival in the Kindergarten!

In our Platanus Kindergarten in Benjamin-Vogelsdorff-Straße we celebrated a wonderful lantern festival on Friday.... more

Our little ones have the right and healthy bite!

We are pleased that our Platanus Kindergarten has now been officially certified as a "Kita mit Biss" by the Dental ... more