School Life and Times


It’s a busy day packed with purposeful activity for all our pupils, from the youngest to the oldest. A wide variety of activities is open to the children both during and after the normal school day.

The school is well known for its musical productions throughout the year and every week there is a musical or class assembly for the whole school. Parents and friends are always welcome to come along (at the risk of having to participate!). Visitors are also welcome to attend. These performances also give an insight into the atmosphere of the school.

School Year

The school year begins in late August or early September and is divided into three terms:

  • 1. Autumn Term: August/September – December
  • 2. Spring Term: January – March/April
  • 3. Summer Term: April – June/July

The major holidays include Christmas and Easter and there is usually a one-week holiday halfway through each term (half-term break). Local German public holidays and most local school holidays are observed. This gives a school year of approximately 36 weeks or 180 days.

School Hours

In our Kindergarten for 3 to 4-year-olds the day begins at 8:50 and ends at 12:00 for a half-day place or 15:00 for a full-day place.

School for classes Reception to Year 6 takes place from Monday to Friday from 8:50 until 15:15. Lessons vary from 35 to 60 minutes. The lunch break is from 12:15 until 13:10 and pupils can take advantage of our Hot Lunch Programme or bring their own packed lunch.

For Years 4 to 6 there are German or Art lessons in addition to the normal day’s timetable.

Children can arrive at school from 8:00 and attend the pre-school supervision or at 8:30 by which time there is an adult supervising the playground. At 15:30 any child who has not been collected waits for his/her parents in the reception area of the school office. We also offer an after-school supervision from Monday -Thursday until 17:00 where the children can participate in craft activites, do their homeowrk or simply socialise with other pupils.

Pre-school supervision registration form After-school supervision registration form

If pupils are attending an extra-curricular activity or club, they are picked up as soon as it is over.

Get In Touch

I.B.I.S. Independent Bonn International School

  • Tulpenbaumweg 42
  • D-53177 Bonn
  • Telephone: +49 (0) 228 323166
  • Email: ibis@ibis-school.com

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