Vacancy at Frankfurt International School

Posted 26 January 2016

Applications are invited for the following position:

►        Upper School German teacher effective 1 August 2016 until 31 July 2018. Must be able to teach native speakers as well as students learning the language.

Applications should be in writing and directed to Rhiannon Wood with copy to Rita De La Cruz within seven working days of this notice.

Rita De La Cruz
Human Resources Manager

Frankfurt International School
61440 Oberursel, Germany
Tel.:         +49 (0) 6171-2024478
Mobile:    +49 (0)172-7602097
Fax.:        +49 (0) 6171-2024384
www.fis.edu

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Vacancy at Frankfurt International School

Posted 25 January 2016

Applications are invited for the following positions:

►        Temporary 50% Administrative Assistant for Reception and Business Office in Old Main effective 1 May 2016 until 30 June 2017, Tariff Group 7, Monday to Friday afternoons

►        Temporary Elementary School Learning Support Teacher effective 1 August 2016 until 31 July 2017 to replace a teacher on leave of absence

Applications should be in writing and directed to Detlev Siebrecht for the Admin position and to Peter Baker for the ES opening with copy to Rita De La Cruz within seven working days of this notice.

Rita De La Cruz
Human Resources Manager

Frankfurt International School
61440 Oberursel, Germany
Tel.:         +49 (0) 6171-2024478
Mobile:    +49 (0)172-7602097
Fax.:        +49 (0) 6171-2024384
www.fis.edu

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Quote of the Day

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.

~ Unknown

weeping willow

weeping willow

This weeping willow (German: die Trauerweide) is growing very nicely on our balcony.

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Teach the children, so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.

~ Abraham Lincoln

The Shore

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The Woman on the German 50 Pfennig Coin is from Oberursel

In 2002, Germany, along with some other countries, changed over to the euro currency. Before that we had our Deutsche Mark (DM) and Pfennig for cents.

The woman, depicted on the 50 Pfennig coin, is from Oberursel. Her name is Gerda Jo Werner, and this is her story.

Gerda was a painter and a long-time art teacher at the local Volkshochschule (VHS)*. She was married to the sculptor Richard Martin Werner, who soon passed away in 1949, right at the time when the first German money for the Federal Republic was coined.

The ‘Bank Deutscher Länder’ association invited artists to submit designs for the new coins. The new designs should include images of Germany’s reconstruction after WWII.

In 1948, the local painter and sculptor Richard Martin Werner submitted a design showing a young woman planting an oak tree. This was to symbolize a new beginning; the change from the ruins of war to a new life full of hopes in the Federal Republic of Germany.

The young woman depicted in his design was his wife, Gerda. Werner’s design was chosen over seven other entries from well-known artists.

On 14 Feb 1949, the first 50 Pfennig coins came into circulation. The coin was viewed as the most beautiful German coin at the time, and being unusual for the only one showing a woman.

The artist was also famous for some other works, one of them the ‘Die Läuferin am Start’ (The runner at the Start Line), a plastic sculpture for the Olympic Games in 1936, for which he received a bronze medal in the arts.

When he died in 1949, he missed out on the triumph of his coin design. By the end of the DM/Pfennig era in 2001, more than 2 billion coins had been in circulation.

The 50 Pfennig woman on the coin, a local resident, died at the age of almost 90 years in Oberursel in August 2004.

I did not know about her – until she died.

50 Pfennig coin (Deutsch Mark)

* adult education center

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