School events, festivities, project days and much more: Platanus is a living and diverse community about which there is always something to tell. And so it is not forgotten, all our news is archived.

Our new courses: 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 Studies and STEAM, students can now also choose Robotics and Coding. We now offer four … "Our new courses: Robotics and Coding!"

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. On Tuesday, the unforgettable and wonderful farewell party of the 6th grade took place, and… "Well Done! Happy Summer Holidays!"


We love books, literature, stories and language so much that nothing in the world can stop us from reading. That's why our classroom and German teacher Mrs. Bachorz with her class 5b came up with a great idea and … "EXTREME READING COMPETITION"

The “Radical Readers” write reviews!

In July, the prestigious English Children's Book Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal, is awarded again. This is a British award for outstanding illustrations of children's and young people's … "The “Radical Readers” write reviews!"
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Purchasing decisions change the world!

Yesterday our project day took place in class 5b on the topic "Our purchasing decisions change the world". We visited the grocery store "Der Sache wegen" in Prenzlauer Berg and got many interesting … "Purchasing decisions change the world!"

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 place from 13:30 to 19:00 in the Max-Schmeling-Halle. 6 Platanus children from our … "Yeah! 3rd place at the Alba Tournament"

Work & Travel Students Exchange Program

As part of our Work & Travel program, this school year saw the third edition of our international exchange program with our ninth-graders and students of the IES Pedro de Toloso School in San … "Work & Travel Students Exchange Program"

Our wonderful Christmas Concert 2018

On the evening of December 20th, our festive Christmas concert took place again in the Hoffnungskirche Pankow. The recitation of the poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore, … "Our wonderful Christmas Concert 2018"

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. This morning our colleagues with Swedish roots and background brought … "We celebrate Lucia, the Swedish Feast of Lights!"
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Reading Stories in our School Library

The „Bundesweite Vorlesetag“ (Nationwide Readout Day) is a joint initiative of DIE ZEIT, Stiftung Lesen and Deutsche Bahn Stiftung. Since 2004, this special day has taken place every year on the … "Reading Stories in our School Library"

Evaluation of our bilingual Program

In the following, we cite: Steinlen, A. & Piske, Th. (2018). Final report for the Platanus School in Berlin: Scientific support in the 2016/17 school year. Introduction The chair for foreign language… "Evaluation of our bilingual Program"

Buenos días, Ciao, Nĭ Hăo und Namasté!

Food and the way people eat are an important part of social and cultural identity all over the world. To find out more, since last year we have been offering traditional meals from different … "Buenos días, Ciao, Nĭ Hăo und Namasté!"