Our school is a secondary school (Regonale Schule) named after Heinrich Heine, one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century.
We share our building with a primary school (Grundschule). While our school is for children aged 10 to 16 (Years 5 to 10), the primary school starts at the age of six, offering four years of basic education.
There are 27 classrooms including a room for Art lessons, a Physics room, a Science room, a Computer room, a staff-room and a spacious kitchen. We have got a special room where students can do their homework in the afternoon, another one to spend hours free from lessons, and a number of smaller rooms with books on various subiects where teachers and students alike can work.
We have compulsory and optional subjects. The compulsory subjects are: German, English, Maths, P.E, Art, Biology, Geography, Music, Technology, Physics, History and Chemistry. The optional subjects are: Russian, French, the History Project, Ship Modelling etc. There are also additional lessons where pupils can get targeted support from their teachers to help with their studies. All classrooms are equipped with an overhead projector, some have a DVD or a VHS player, a TV or an interactive smartboard. Calendars, posters, pictures and plants make our classrooms nice and cheerful. There is also a gym, a track and other outdoor facilities. Important school events are held in our Hall. Overlooking a pine forest, it seats 150 people and boasts modern stage equipment. Music lessons take place here. Adjoinung the Hall is our cafeteria where pupils and staff have lunch.
We have many clubs and other extra-curricular activities: Volleyball, Cooking Club, Video Production etc. Through the E-mail club, led by the English teacher, the students have established partnerships with schools across the world including in Australia, France, Poland, Russia, the UK and the USA.