Construction Plans for Frankfurt International School

Frankfurt International School is expanding. Plans have been made to build another sports center without comprising the local forest and Schutzwald (protected wooded area) nearby.

Graham, from AllThingsGerman.net, attended yesterday’s town hall meeting. To learn more about this meeting and its conclusions, read his post Finding the Right Place for Frankfurt International School’s new Sports Centre.

 

Third-Culture Kids (TCKs)

Yesterday evening I attended a lecture on Third-Culture Kids (TCKs) and Cross-Cultural Kids (CCKs) given by Ruth E. Van Reken at Frankfurt International School in Oberursel, Germany.

On the left - the author, Ruth E. Van Reken.

On the left - the author, Ruth E. Van Reken.

Ms Van Reken is a second generation adult TCK and mother of 3TCKs. She speaks nationally and internationally on issues related to global family living and is also co- founder of Families in Global Transition. In addition to other writing, Ruth is co-author of Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds.

Her lecture was most fascinating. I had attended it for the benefit of my own two CCK children (one being borderline TCK: born in Japan), but came out learning also more about myself.

We live in an international bubble community and most of my contacts are with other foreigners. I have spent a significant part of my developmental stage in life outside my passport country.

Ms. Van Reken pointed out in the beginning, that much of what we will hear, we already know, but after this lecture we will be able to use our knowledge more sensibly. How true her words were! I walked away realizing I have a visible role (as a German) and an invisible one (being an adult CCK myself), and I just have to find my cultural balance.

Much more can be learned from her book, co-authored by the late David C. Pollock.

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, Revised Edition Amazon U.S.A.

Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds Amazon U.K.

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds Amazon Germany

Back in 2003, I had had the opportunity to also listen to David C. Pollock’s lecture when he came to Frankfurt International School to talk about about Thriving Through Transition.

Being or raising CCKs and/or TCKs is a very interesting topic – the internationally mobile child is on the move. As time goes on, there will be more of us. One of Facebook’s TCK groups lists more than 20.000 members. I’d better go and check it out – I am sure to find somebody I know.

To learn more about Ruth E. Van Reken, visit crossculturalkid.

Vacancy at Frankfurt International School

Posted 24 Sep 2009

Applications are invited for the following position:

* Upper School English Teacher (grade 6, 7, and 8 ) effective immediately until 31 July 2010.

Application should be in writing and directed to the upper school principal with a copy to Rita De La Cruz within seven working days of this notice.

Available Teaching Position at ISW

– Posted 24 Aug 2009 –

Applications are invited for the following position:

* Full-time German teacher at International School of Wiesbaden (ISW) effective immediately.

Applications should be in writing and directed to the appropriate principal (christine_bayliss@fis.edu) with copy to Rita De La Cruz within seven working days of this notice.

Available Teaching Positions at FIS Germany

Posted 13 Aug 2009

Applications are invited for the following positions at Frankfurt International School/Germany:

* Temporary part time or possibly full-time elementary German teacher to replace a teacher in a different assignment and on parental leave effective immediately until 31 July 2010.

* Temporary teacher/librarian at the primary school effective immediately. This will be a long-term sick leave replacement.

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

Rita De La Cruz
HR Manager
Frankfurt International School
Tel.: +49 (0) 6171-2024478
Mobile: +49 (0)172-7602097
Fax.: +49 (0) 6171-2024384

Queries to: Administrator@fis.edu