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:

Our new ones: Robotics and Coding!

From this school year we offer two new elective courses in grades 5 and 6. In addition to our classics IT and Media... more

Well Done! Happy Summer Holidays!

The last days before the summer holidays are always a very special time for us. Therefore we'd like to share it.... more

EXTREME READING COMPETITION

We love books, literature, stories and language so much that nothing in the world can stop us from reading. That's ... more

The “Radical Readers” write reviews!

In July, the prestigious English Children's Book Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal, is awarded again. This is a ... more

Yeah! 3rd place at the Alba Tournament

Our basketball team made it to the podium! On 11th of May 2019 the final of the Alba Primary School League took... more

Work & Travel Students Exchange Program

As part of our Work & Travel program, this school year saw the third edition of our international exchange program ... more

Our wonderful Christmas Concert 2018

On the evening of December 20th, our festive Christmas concert took place again in the Hoffnungskirche Pankow. ... more

We celebrate Lucia, the Swedish Feast of Lights!

Today in Sweden and in Swedish communities around the world Lucia, the Swedish Festival of Lights, is celebrated.... more
Mann liest mehreren Kindern vor.

Reading Stories in our School Library

The „Bundesweite Vorlesetag“ (Nationwide Readout Day) is a joint initiative of DIE ZEIT, Stiftung Lesen and ... more