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All Day School
GSIS - School with a concept

The idea of the All-Day school implies more than just longer opening hours. It makes room for individual support, the opportunity to learn together and from each other, and creative leisure activities. In this way, the All-Day school also better fulfils the school's legally prescribed educational mandate, according to which knowledge and knowledge, abilities and skills, attitudes and attitudes are to be conveyed to the pupil with the aim of promoting the development of the personality and the independence of decisions and actions. The aim is to enable pupils to participate actively and responsibly in social, economic, cultural and political life.

The pupils follow the subjects in the number of hours specified by Thuringia. All children have the opportunity to have a warm lunch every day at 12.30 pm. On Wednesday afternoons, extra-curricular activities are offered, which students can join if their parents wish to pay extra for these activities. Friday afternoons are free.

Students can register for the After-School care centre for a fee on Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The all-day concept is binding for all pupils in grades 1 to 10.

In spring 2018, GSIS carried out an evaluation of the previous full-day concept. The survey showed that the whole day should be open to pupils on certain days. This means that on two afternoons a week the pupils are free to choose whether or not they wish to take part in the school afternoon activities. The number of core lessons is maintained and additional lessons in the first foreign language are offered.

At the beginning of the school year, parents are given the opportunity to make a binding decision as to whether their child will follow the closed or open all-day model.


Classes 1–4 Classes 5–6 Classes 7–8
Monday afternoon x x
Tuesday afternoon x
Wednesday Afternoon (EC)
Thursday afternoon x x x
Friday afternoon (half-day)

The All-Day concept of the GSIS offers pupils a reasonably rhythmic, adapted daily structure in which hours such as study and learning time, talent time and support hours are integrated. These activities are briefly explained below.

Study time

The period of study time is an obligatory offer for all students. During these hours, independent learning and practice are encouraged and, if necessary, the course content is deepened with additional practice and transfer tasks. Students can use this time to complete group work or to complete project assignments. The teachers are learning guides and support the pupils above all, in the application of meaningful learning methods, which are introduced and practised in all classes at the beginning of each semester during the very special method training days.

Learning time

Participation in the learning time is voluntary for the pupils. If parents decide to take advantage of the open All-Day offer, the pupil does the homework at home. Pupils who follow the previous All-Day model do most of their homework during the learning period. They are supported by their teacher in doing this. All pupils receive a homework booklet at the beginning of the school year, which is binding. The homework is registered on the day on which it has to be presented.


Time for talents

Pupils in grades 1-6 take part in a scientific, musical, craft, sporting and artistic activity for one semester, depending on their inclination. The activity can be changed in the second semester. This offer is voluntary.

Support Lessons

The majority of the support hours take place at the same time as the learning time. They serve to support pupils with special needs. The support hours include, for example, the Dyslexia course, Cambridge preparation and foreign language support.

5. Coordination of the implementation
The school management coordinates the implementation in close consultation and cooperation with the staff.

6. Obligation
The all-day school concept is binding for all pupils and teachers

7. Validity period
The 2018/ 2019 academic year will serve as a test for the concept.

8. Evaluation
In November 2018, this concept was evaluated by a peer review of the Bosch Foundation.