The Salem Blog

Interesting stories, current information, exciting thoughts - in our Salem Blog you will find many different contents from our school and boarding school cosmos, written by students, teachers, the communication department or the management. 

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10/19/2020
Information Events in the New School Year: Online and at Local Venues

Our online information presentations have been in high demand and we will continue to offer them on a regular basis. As in past years, you will also be able to get to know us in person at venues in Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt or Zurich during this school year.

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10/19/2020
On Strengths, Success and Goals in Life

At a two-day workshop Year 9s devoted themselves to finding out what interests them most and getting better acquainted through team games.

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10/16/2020
Snowy Adventures in the Allgäu

Four class-groups of Year 10 climbed the Hochgrat and got to know each other better.

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10/16/2020
Integration Days: When Strangers Become Friends

A wide range of games and activities on the first day of school unites old and new Salem students.

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10/16/2020
The Kiel Regatta: Seven Landlubbers and a Helmsman

Former students representing Schule Schloss Salem at the 131st Cutter Regatta achieved respectable results

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10/16/2020
Salem International Summer Schools: Filled with Life, Learning and Laughter

During our Summer Schools students immersed themselves in Salem’s boarding school life and spent some time in classrooms

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10/13/2020
Music in difficult times
by Thomas Braun

The community of musicians is particularly affected in times of Corona, as singing and playing with instruments are considered to be particularly difficult.

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10/02/2020
An Alpine view of Salem that could never be defined
by Greg Williams, Art teacher in Salem from 2017-2019

Nothing would have quite prepared me for the amazing panorama view I had when I first stepped onto the balcony on the Zimmerman Bauernhof site back in August 2017 ...

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09/09/2020
TEDx Talk Schule Schloss Salem: Videos online

In January 2020 the first TEDx Talk: Schule Schloss Salem took place on our Campus Härlen. A few days ago all videos were published on the official TEDx Talks Youtube channel.

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07/10/2020
Be smart – don’t start – Competition for smoke-free school classes

Seven classes of Schule Schloss Salem successfully participated in the nationwide non-smoking competition BE SMART- DON'T START for school health promotion through tobacco prevention.

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07/06/2020
Global Action Network: Poems and Collages about Mental Health

Many students submitted work to an art competition on this important issue. Their creations are on exhibition at the Spetzgart dining hall.

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07/05/2020
The Botanical Service presents: Honey from Spetzgart Castle

The Botanical Service looks after the school’s own four colonies of bees. With the help of the Müllers, a teacher couple who also own bees, students spun “Castle Honey” and filled it into jars.

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07/05/2020
An Imaginative Idea for Online-Biology

During their period of distance learning students drew pictures of imaginary animals and invented Latin names for them. The results are now being exhibited on campus.

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07/05/2020
Salem International Summer Schools: Many Activities, but with Social Distancing

The school’s popular summer holiday programme will take place in Salem and Spetzgart despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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07/05/2020
Resuming School Despite Coronavirus: Joyful Reunions

After the Whitsun school holiday all our students were finally allowed to return to campus. Everyone was thrilled, even though there are new rules to be followed.

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06/21/2020
Finally back in the Salem community

At Schule Schloss Salem almost all students in years 5 to 12 have been back on board again since 14 June 2020, and after more than three months of largely digital coexistence, the boarding school and school are finally filled with life again.

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05/20/2020
Lines Away for the Aldebaran – A Digital Project Week

The research and media broadcasting ship “Aldebaran” recently travelled around Lake Constance and sent live broadcasts to our students in their classrooms or at home

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05/20/2020
Festschrift for Salem’s 100th Anniversary Now Available

Twenty-four authors trace the history of Schule Schloss Salem in a richly illustrated Festschrift. The number of copies is limited.

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05/20/2020
Daily Life at Salem One Hundred Years Ago

Looking Back: The Kurt Hahn Archive offers insight into daily life and classroom experiences at Schule Schloss Salem shortly after its founding in April 1920

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05/20/2020
50 Additional Scholarships for Talented Students

In this anniversary year the Kurt Hahn Foundation plans to offer scholarships to many more students

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05/20/2020
From Karaoke to Archery to Quiz Night: Easter Programmes at the Boarding School

Plenty of activities sweetened the Corona time for pupils who stayed in Salem and College during the Easter holidays

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05/20/2020
„Strong Roots Allow for Changes“

Welcome: New managing director and business manager Thomas Obitz introduces himself as the successor of Christian Niederhofer.

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05/11/2020
F1inSchools Competition

Formula 1 at School is a multidisciplinary, international technology competition in which students aged 11 to 19 years design, build and race a miniature Formula 1 racing car on the computer and then send it out to race.

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03/23/2020
Ski Week: Having Fun on the Slopes

Year 8 enjoyed a snowy white landscape and the joys of winter during their excursion to Austria.

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03/23/2020
Off to the Children’s Library: Social Service Group Holds a Training Day

In a workshop titled “Reading Aloud is Fun” members of the Social Service Group developed ideas for reading aloud to primary and special needs students in the village of Salem.

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03/23/2020
Intensive Debate About Right-Wing Extremism in Germany

Launch of Cooperation between Schule Schloss Salem and the “Stiftung 20. Juli 1944”: Participation in a Conference in Berlin.

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03/23/2020
IB Art Exhibition: Disrupted Venues Show True Resolve

“Fractured Unity“ was the prophetic title of the XXVII Annual IB Art exhibition that was inaugurated at Schloss Spetzgart after a week of extraordinary events.

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03/23/2020
Get to Know Salem – By Taking Our Virtual Tour

Fancy a spontaneous visit to Schule Schloss Salem? No problem. Experience our three campuses with aid of virtual reality and enjoy a glimpse into the daily routines of our boarding school students.

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02/07/2020
The Salem Salon: Five Exciting Evenings in the Anniversary Year

During its 100th anniversary year Schule Schloss Salem offers a programme of evening talks and discussions about education, politics and culture.

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02/07/2020
The Henning Winter Foundation Music Competition – Salem Plays Music

Students from all year groups presented pieces in front of an audience and jury during the two-day competition. Highlight of the event was the concert of the prize winners on Sunday evening.

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02/07/2020
Model United Nations in The Hague: Every Voice Matters

3000 young visionaries from 227 schools, including a group of Salem students, debated resolutions to solve problems in areas of international political, economic and social significance.

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02/07/2020
Skating fun on the Rentamt Adventure Day

All students of Years 5 and 6 took part on a special event. Zoe from China reports about how she learned ice-skating.

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02/07/2020
Introducing Ourselves: The Parents’ Council Supports the School

Parent representatives serve as a channel of communication, in both directions, between school and family. New elections are scheduled for this school year.

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02/07/2020
Monkeys, Dinosaurs and Mammals with Trunks: The Biology Courses Take a Field Trip

The biology classes of the upper school explored the evolution of life at Wilhelma Zoo and two museums in Stuttgart.

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11/29/2019
Salem 2020: The anniversary page on our website goes online

The countdown has begun! As of now you can find the latest information about events, concerts and exhibitions related to the 100th anniversary of Schule Schloss Salem on our website.

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11/29/2019
Germany’s Day of Repentance and Prayer at Schule Schloss Salem

On “Buß- und Bettag” students of all year groups, staff members and many guests took part in a run of nearly seven kilometres.

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11/29/2019
Getting to Know Schule Schloss Salem

Schule Schloss Salem will give presentations to interested families at seven information evenings and two educational fairs in cities around Germany.

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11/29/2019
30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Project Day with an Eyewitness

Our teacher Aik Reuter talked about his childhood and youth in East Germany, about being spied on by the state security service and about the building of the Berlin Wall.

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11/29/2019
Getting in Touch with Europe

The entire group of Year 10s took a field trip to the European Parliament.

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11/29/2019
United in Action

Students from nine schools discussed the issues of climate change at the Salem International College Youth Conference on Climate Change (SICYC).

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11/20/2019
Model United Nations of Munich Conference (MUNOM)

Model United Nations Conferences (MUNs) are business games in which participants slip into the role of delegates to the United Nations. Tim, a 12th grade student, reports on the conference in Munich.

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11/15/2019
Formal dinner on St. Martin's Day

Years 5 to 10 celebrated St. Martin's Day on 11 November 2019 with a formal dinner with a delicious Martin's goose in the festive dining room.

Boarding school director Stefan Steinebach gave an extraordinary speech.

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10/15/2019
Salem 2020 – 100 Years Future

Under the motto “100 Years Future“ Schule Schloss Salem will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Friday, 3 April 2020.

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10/15/2019
A Colourful Insight into India’s Culture

A Salem Delegation took Part in the Round Square International Conference in India. Here are some Students’ Impressions of The Pre-Tour.

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10/15/2019
Outdoor Excursions: Out of School, Into Adventure

From archery to glacier crossings: Years 5 to 10 undertook many different outdoor activities.

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10/15/2019
Integration of Our New Students Through Playful Activities

Students of all year groups participated in a stimulating programme of activities tostart off the new school year, getting to know the school and their fellow classmates better.

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10/15/2019
Duke Gold: Everyone Overcomes Their Limits

The final expedition of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award took students to the Black Forest and offered them one challenge after the other.

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10/11/2019
Students are being introduced to Genetic experiment at Novartis

Who am I? Discovering my genotype.

The IB Year 2 biology courses took a trip to Novartis, an internationally leading biological-medical company located in Basel. The groups went on two separate days, Wednesday and Friday. Since the busses each had a few free spaces, some of the German ABI year 2 students were able to join the trip.

 

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