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Adolf-Reichwein-Gymnasium opened on 1 December 1966, which was the beginning of a shortened school year because of a change-over from Easter to Summer as the beginning of the school year.
In 1970, the school building was completed, so that provisional accommodation was no longer used.
Spanish is a language that can be chosen either as a second or third language. In year 11 there is an exchange with our partner school I.E.S. Santa Eulalia in Mérida. Only four teachers teach Spanish at the school. At the school you can choose French either as a first, second or third language. In year 7 it is also possible to do the Delf-examination. This enables the students to study in France. There are 14 French teachers. English is a very important language, so it is mostly from year 5 that English is taught as a core subject. In year 9 an exchange trip to the partner school in Tonbridge (Kent) is organized. In year 11 pupils are also able to do a one-week internship at a business in Tonbridge. There are 13 teachers at the ARG that teach English. Since the founding of the school Latin has been an integral part of the foreign language program. Latin can be chosen as a second or third language. At the school Latin is taught by four people. German is of course a core subject and it is taught from year 5 to year 12. And the school has many Germany teachers.
At the Adolf-Reichwein-School you can choose between catholic or Protestant religious education or ethics. Worship takes place at the Maria-Himmelskron-church after each holiday. Pupils can choose to join in.
Music and Art
There are many music rooms with lots of instruments like pianos, flutes, kettle drums, recorders, and xylophones. Pupils have to study music theory too. Songs have to be learned by heart and performed on stage. Every student that wants to learn an instrument like the piano, recorder or flute can do so with the Big Band. The arts department have their own building at school, the k-building. There are many options to display drawings and paintings.
At the Adolf-Reichwein-School there are five computer rooms and notebook carts. Pupils have five lessons of Maths each week. At the school they have got two lessons of chemistry each week. Chemistry starts for all students in year 7. In the C-building you have many chemistry rooms with fire extinguishers and other safety measures. Physics is a subject which comes into the curriculum in year 6. Like chemistry you have two lessons per week. Biology starts in year 5. Like the chemistry rooms the biology rooms are in the C-building. Pupils have 2 or 3 lessons per week. Geography is a subject which pupils start on entry to the school. Each week pupils have got two lessons of geography.
The orchestra is a club where many musicians can play their instrument. There are two of them at the ARG, one is for the musicians, who can’t play very well and the other one is for the better ones. In the second orchestra the more talented musicians play but most of them aren’t at the school anymore.
The A-Building was built in 1970. It has got four floors and 88 rooms. The offices and the library are in the A-Building. A computer room is also on the first floor. In the cellar there are the classrooms for year 10. On the ground floor are year 5 and 6 classrooms. On the first floor there are the classrooms for year 5, 7 and 8 and the recreation room for the sixth form. On the second floor there are the classrooms for year 8, 9 and 10. In the B-building there are eight rooms. There are two floors. The B-building is for the sixth form. In the C-building there are 20 rooms. There are 3 floors. On the ground floor there are 3 rooms for music and a cafeteria too. On the first floor there are eight rooms for physics and computing. On the second floor there are eight rooms for biology and chemistry. The K-Building has 10 rooms and an observatory. The K-Building is for the arts. The ARG has an afternoon club for the observatory. The observatory is also in our school emblem. The K-Building has got a ground floor and a first floor. The Observatory is on the second floor. In the basement of the A- building there are some art materials. The K-building is very big and high.
The school has its own gym, built in 2007, with six cabins, showers and toilets. The gym has three sections so three classes can use it at the same time. A climbing wall is also installed, and there are three equipment rooms, one in each section.
Since September the Adolf-Reichwein-Gymnasium has a new head teacher, who had been deputy headmaster of a sixth form before. He teaches Political science, history and French. Hans Köhring is the assisting head teacher at the ARG. He has been working since 2000 as an assisting head teacher at the ARG. Before he got this job he already had been at this school for 23 years. He was a teacher and a student at that time. Now he is teaching history, German, computing and political science. As an assistant head teacher he has to create the timetables and organize the supply teaching. When he was a student he liked to work at the ARG. Mr. Krech has worked at the ARG since 1991. He is responsible for all technical questions. There are three school secretaries. One of them has been working at the ARG for 11 years. She works from 8 am till 12 o’clock. Mr Kurbel and Mrs Beyrich are our counsellors. Mr Kurbel has done the job since November 2004. Mr. Kurbel is there to help with all sorts of pupils’ problems. He is responsible for the welfare of the pupils. The counsellors are elected by the students. The pupils’ council of the ARG represents the students’ concerns. The head boy or girl is the chairman of the pupils’ council and he is elected annually. The pupils’ council is being advised by our counsellor teacher team (Mr. Kurbel and Mrs. Beyrich).