I wish all of you a blessed new year. We hope that we all remain healthy and well.
Unfortunately, the Corona pandemic continues to affect us and our school life in 2021.
Based on the recommendations of the official authorities, we will start classes in e-learning mode as a protective measure. Until the very end – even yesterday in our school board meeting – we hoped that we would be able to offer face-to-face classes on Monday.
Due to a change in information, we were only able to make this decision today.
We will provide instruction via e-learning formats. As a family, you will need a computer/laptop. Communication between teacher and class will be in writing via Google Classroom and in video conferencing. Nevertheless, we want to keep screen time to a minimum.
The previous class schedule will be completely transferred to e-learning. On Monday (11.1.) materials and books can be picked up from the classrooms between 9:00 and 12:00 and on Tuesday (12.1.) classes will start at 07:50.
There will be no classes on Wednesday (13.1.) due to our pedagogical day.
The individual subject teacher will arrange a conference with the respective learning group in advance. In terms of weekly plans, students are provided with assignments and work assignments.
Our e-learning guide serves as an assistance for setting up the apps on the computer / tablet / smartphone and contains instructions on how to use the individual apps.
As a backup solution, laptops can be borrowed from the school on a limited basis.
In this case, please contact Mr. Moritz (firstname.lastname@example.org). Furthermore, it will be possible to borrow media from the library on two days, Monday and Wednesday from 09:00-12:00. Materials and copies can then also be picked up there by the students.
The kindergarten and nursery will remain closed until further notice. The kindergarten team will send you a separate information mail.
Our goal is to return to face-to-face classes as soon as possible. We hope and assume that the upcoming graduation exams can take place regularly at the beginning of February.
We wish ourselves in this time the best health and some calmness in particular.
We will master it together and learn a lot!
We thank all of you, especially you, dear students, for your hopefully concentrated work, and also you, dear parents, for your support.
The school will start on Thursday, August 13, 2020 with a service in the sports hall and a welcome in the classroom afterwards.
Due to entry restrictions, some teachers and kindergarten teachers will be missing at the beginning of the school. They are trying to travel to Thailand in the next few weeks.
Mrs Bock, Mrs Capito, Mr Gerth, Mrs Gorzellik, Mr Maleyka, Mrs Steuhl and Mr Vorwerk will miss the start of school. Some of the colleagues will offer online services or make specific arrangements with the local teaching staff. Furthermore, we have not yet received permission for the volunteers to enter the country.
Nevertheless we will start with classes.
Due to the current situation, teaching and childcare in the kindergarten and nursery will only be offered to a limited amount. For all class levels in the school: daily lessons will be until at least the 5th period.
There will be no DaZ lessons or individual remedial teaching up to grade 9.
There will be no afternoon classes in the primary school and no afternoon supervision. The kindergarten will also start with some restrictions.
AG offers are also affected.
However, we hope that all colleagues will be allowed to enter the country very soon.
We therefore ask for your understanding and support.
The time spent on the school grounds should be limited to the minimum necessary. Therefore we ask you as parents not to stay on the CDSC premises longer than necessary and to pick up your children as soon as possible after school.
Please make sure that your child always has a mask with him or her, as masks are compulsory on the school premises.
Please do not send your child to school if he/she feels unwell or has a high temperature.
Please give your child his or her own drinking container (bottle or cup).
Every morning there is a fever check for everyone; please take this into account when bringing your child to school.
First day of school
We would like to welcome the new school year together on Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 am with a service. During the service the first graders will be welcomed.
After the service, all students will have a class teacher’s lesson, which will end at about 12 pm.
Please remember to give your child the signed report card.
At the same time, there will be an information event for all parents.
The school canteen is open on this day and offers lunch for parents and children.
Kindergarten and nursery open at 09:30 am.
I would be glad to welcome you, dear parents, personally on this day.
Please note that we carry out a fever check-up at the entrance to the sports hall. Parents and children will be separated by classes (KG, classes 1-5, classes 6-12) to avoid long waiting times. Please mention the name and the class loud and clear when entering as we have to record the temperatures in writing.
the Thai government is considering a partial opening of the international schools In the next few days it will be discussed whether a partial opening can take place under certain conditions. We are pleased about this development and would like to use the possibilities of local schooling. The students and the teachers are happy to be able to sit face to face again and spend a few hours together.
We are currently preparing for this and would like to share the most important information with you today. Of course, this is subject to the decision of the Thai authorities.
Due to the various restrictions, we cannot teach all classes on one day. We offer 2 lessons from 08:30 – 10:00 am. The school grounds must be left immediately after the lessons. This offer is voluntary. Furthermore, the e-learning will continue.
Primary school classes 1-4 will start in the week from June 1st to June 5th, 2020. Due to the final exams during this week we cannot offer lessons for secondary school. Lessons for the secondary level will take place from 08 June 2020.
We need information from you about your travel activities during the last 14 days.
Please fill in this form. Without an entry in this form we cannot grant you access to the school grounds.
Unfortunately, there is no possibility of opening for the kindergarten and nursery.
In any case, we are thankful and look forward to seeing and talking to you personally before the summer holidays. Thank you very much for your understanding and support.
The Thai Minister of Education, Mr. Nataphol Teepsuwan, informed us in a web conference with the International schools in Thailand on April 24th, 2020 that the school operation of the International schools in Thailand can only be done online until June 30th.
The current situation is a great challenge for all of us. You as parents have to organize a completely new school day for your children.
For the school management and the entire collegium, the planning and implementation of both the e-learning and the Abitur means a considerable additional effort to the normal school operation. Furthermore, we unfortunately have to do it without the very important support of our volunteers.
We are also confronted with uncertainties that are difficult to predict from a business management perspective. The costs of running the school continue to be almost entirely borne. The salaries of our teachers and staff will also continue to be paid in full. As the school’s board of directors, we have therefore been discussing over the past few days how we can mitigate the consequences of the crisis both for our families and for us as a school. After detailed discussion, both in the Finance Committee and in the Board, we have decided on the following package of measures:
As far as possible, the schooling of students is to be covered by e-learning in all areas. All the requirements for the completion of the class levels will be met. The school management is in close coordination with the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder (KMK). The passing of the Abitur of our graduates should be guaranteed.
Parents who are in financial crisis due to the current crisis can apply for suspension of the payment period until the end of the calendar year if they have payment obligations to the school. In doing so, a connection between the payment difficulties and the current “Corona crisis” should be explained. The application can be made informally by email to the administration manager, Mr. Martin Waldbüßer (email@example.com).
Parents who are in permanent financial difficulties can, according to the regulations already in force, apply for a social reduction.
Parents whose children attend the nursery or kindergarten, or take advantage of offers of individual remedial teaching or a study group, can apply to the administration for reimbursement of the corresponding fees for the 4th quarter of the 2019/20 school year. An application form will be sent to you in a separate email.
The deposit on the school and childcare fees for the school year 2020/21 will be suspended. The fees are not due in full until before the beginning of the next school year.
In this situation each of us is confronted with new and sometimes very individual challenges. Nevertheless, we are convinced that we, as a school community, can successfully overcome this crisis if we stand together in solidarity.
As school boards and school management, we ask you to support us as a school in this difficult situation. Above all, we need your understanding that not everything is going as we would all like it to go.
Stay healthy and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need support.
We hope that you are doing well and that you have come to terms with the current situation in the best possible way.
The state of emergency in Thailand due to the corona crisis also affects the Christian German School Chiang Mai and means that our school will remain closed from April 20, 2020 onwards.
Even though we cannot yet give a concrete date for the resumption of regular classes, the start of the school and kindergarten – in a modified form – is guaranteed, since, with a few exceptions, all pedagogical teachers are still on site and support us as best they can.
Furthermore, we are in daily contact with Thai and German authorities as well as other International and German schools worldwide. Unfortunately, the information situation is still quite confusing and not always official. However, should there be new developments, we will inform you immediately.
Nevertheless, we are still dependent on your support, especially in kindergarten and primary school, as children in this age group cannot be expected to have such a strong digital affinity. The current situation has put us all in a new and unfamiliar situation. Everyday school life is suddenly shifting into our own homes. These changes can cause problems. If there is a desire for advice, all teachers and the school management can be contacted by email.
We thank you for your understanding and solidarity. Together we can master the current challenges as a school community.
On 25th March 2020, the Christian German School Chiang Mai (CDSC) and the Nursery received kindly support from the Public Health and Environment Division of Tha-Wang-Tan Subdistrict Municipality. Both inside and outside of all buildings were sprayed by disinfectant to control and protect the spreading of infectious diseases including COVID-19.
We would like to express our thanks to Mr. A-non Singtakaew (Mayor of Tha-Wang-Tan Subdistrict) and his team for their concern for the health of our pupils, parents, teachers, staff and visitors.
The test result regarding the suspected Corona case linked to CDSC has been confirmed as NEGATIVE.
Nevertheless, as the infection rate in Thailand is increasing and all schools are advised by the government to close, CDSC is now closed to the end of the Easter break, 19th April 2020.
We hope that this global crisis will soon be resolved and that we all will be able to return to normal school life after the Easter break, on 20th April 2020. We will inform you within the last Easter break week.
Due to the ongoing situation of the spreading coronavirus, there are still measures that need to be observed for school attendance. If CDSC students have travelled to one of the risk countries, or if a guest or family member from one of the risk countries travels and lives with them, a 14-day quarantine period must be observed before students are allowed to attend school.
We ask you – especially in preparation for the Easter holidays – to take this into account for upcoming trips. Information on country classifications can be found on the homepage of the Department of Disease Control Thailand. Please note that this information may be updated at short notice.
On Sunday, 23 February 2020, the Minister of Education announced in a press interview that he recently asked the Permanent Secretary of Education to circulate his directive to all education offices and all schools in Thailand:
Teachers, staff, students, and parents who have visited the high-risk countries or areas including China, Macau, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore shall place themselves in 14 days of quarantine. Everyone must strictly follow this directive in order to prevent the spreading of COVID-19.
Please consider these rules for your further travel planning, especially for the Easter break.
Precaution concerning COVID-19
Please be reminded to monitor your children carefully. If they show flu-like or cold symptoms, please check the temperature and leave your children at home until it is clear whether there is a corona infection or not.