The following questions are currently being discussed here:
- UÜ -Unverbindliche Übungen (additional optional subjects) <-> creative offers from TAB
- note of information about your child’s absence from daycare
- Attendance forms
- Costs incurred during school closings due to pandemic
May my child attend an additional optional subject if they are registered for the TAB?
Yes. Your child will be looked after by us before – and if necessary after – the additional optional subject such as performing arts, free running, soccer, etc. Please note that there is compulsory attendance there. In that way those additional optional exercises differ strictly from the creative offers of the TAB such as circus, ball games etc. You do not need to register separately for the creative units, but can visit and leave them at any time.
How can my child attend a tutorial?
Anyone who is registered in the TAB for the corresponding day can attend the respective tutorial at any time without prior registration. The tutorials take place in group 4 (yellow) and group 5 (pink). If no child goes to a tutorial on their own initiative, our teachers ask the students specifically whether someone would like to deal with the respective subject in more detail and in a different way than in class.
Could I tell my child to definitely attend a specific tutorial?
Yes of course. And to make sure that we find out about your request, please write it down in your child’s school planner and let us countersign it.
What is the easiest way to find out whether my child was in the tutorial?
In the school planner, write “XY tutorial attended: __________” in the paragraph for the respective day of the week and ask your child to have the teacher countersign it.
If I excuse my child from afternoon sports classes and have them come home immediately after class, do I have to excuse them from the TAB?
Yes. If your child is registered for the TAB on that day, we need a separate note of information about its absence. At TAB we don’t know whether it was only registered with us because of the afternoon classes or because they generally need afternoon care.
What do I do in an emergency if my child is without any note of information for not attending today?
Above all, you or other persons authorized by you can come to us at the TAB at any time and take your child home (or let it be taken home [with your signed authorization]). In addition, a photographed information of absence can be sent to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org administered by Mr Jan Kolodziej () by 11 a.m school office. at the latest. We ask for your understanding that this option is only intended for emergencies and that emails received after 11 a.m. can no longer be processed.
Why can’t I download attendance forms?
We hand over our forms at school because we need the apricôt, pink and blue-colored slips of paper to optimize workflow. However, very few people are likely to have such colorful paper at home or want to overload their color printer for it. Therefore, unfortunately, you have to accept the inconvenience of getting the forms on parents‘ evening or from your child at school.
What about the TAB costs if the schools are closed due to a pandemic or if the entire grades 5-8 are in distance learning?
Due to an amendment to the previous day care ordinance (Federal Law Gazette II 229/2020) made with the 451st ordinance, a monthly average of the day care is calculated then. This is based on the days of a month on which your child was actually present. In order to be able to process this appropriately the childcare contribution is no longer debited or prescribed in the current month, but only in the following month (i.e. the contribution for November in December, for December in January etc.).
What is the pedagogical concept of the TAB?
In the context of constantly changing social conditions, TAB supports family structures of all kinds through reliable care, educational care, extended learning time and, in the tutorials, learning support for everyone with differentiated learning methods. It stands for improved social integration by expanding the class framework. This includes the interaction with parallel classes, which the station operation of the TAB inevitably entails, learning from and measuring with older pupils and a co-educational sports program to reduce prejudices, such as that girls aren’t good at ball games.
At the same time, the afternoon care at the Wasagymnasium is conceptually related to the morning lessons: concentrated work is promoted with the aim of securing teaching income, learning organization, independence and achieving a work ethic in which the children reward themselves through goal-oriented work because they have more leisure time.
For the development of such a learning culture, TAB works by means of rhythmization on three levels: On the so-called teaching level, in the sense of units in the timetable, through an unbound form of leisure time. Participation in the various offers in the play, creative and leisure areas is self-determined whereas additional optional subjects require advance registration and compulsory attendance. On the individual level, the TAB provides rhythm because it takes the individual learning pace of each child into account.
The TAB works with the concept of pre-study times, thus enabling the student’s ability of self-organization and self-control. In that respect positive incentives can be granted for focused work while opening creative offers and voluntary tutorials. The fact that those offers do not have a fixed time of attendance distinguishes them structurally from the lesson subjects which are externally determined by a 50 minute unit. The expanded learning culture is on a third level: It includes the structure of the courses, the intensity of participation, i.e. the days of attendance per week and the learning behaviour. Basic attitudes and a commitment to learning are constantly being worked on.
Or to put it in one sentence: TAB is about both immediate fun and lasting contentment.