Insights

School life

Life at our school is characterised above all by the exchange between our students*, who learn with and from each other. In order to make this possible from the very beginning, we have introduced the Buddies programme at our school, in which our newcomers are accompanied by students of our school and supported in their first steps.

Later in the school year, IB® Buddies can do homework together, explore Heidelberg or spend their free time together. Who knows -- maybe it will even be the beginning of a lifelong friendship!

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Shout out for corona heroes!

Students of the Heidelberg Private School Center would like to say thank you!

It's been a year since we went into the first lockdown, schools had to close and infection numbers skyrocketed. Back then, people clapped for the Corona Heroes, but now some things have been forgotten. No one claps anymore, although the strain and tension on doctors and nurses in the clinics has not decreased. Madelief from the 5th grade of the Bilingual High School of the Heidelberg Private School Center thought that this was not right. That's why she launched an appeal: Paint and write for our Corona heroes. The response was great. Students from different grades participated and also students from the international branch who have just started learning German.

A colorful thank-you book was created, which we now want to hand over together with Madelief to the doctors and nurses of the Thorax Clinic on March 29th at 2:00 p.m. to say thank you for their great commitment.

by Dr. Elke Heinicke | Headmistress HPC International School


Unser vielseitiges Clubangebot

Learning has many faces. Our club offerings encourage diverse interests and talents.


BOOK CLUB - Together we will read and cover English books (mostly in English).


CHINESE CLUB - If you'd like to travel to China, this club will teach you a few words and phrases that will make you shine.


CREATIVITY CLUB - our students learn creative techniques and design their learning environment.


EMPOWERMENT CLUB - Talk in a relaxed setting about anything that concerns or interests the students, e.g. racism, bullying, self-esteem.


ENGLISH AG - For those who like to speak English or would like to speak more English. We will do different exciting things. All in English!


NUTRITION CLUB - Playfully and through everyday examples learn how to eat and what to watch out for.


FILM CREW - members film events in the school community.


GARDENING CLUB - this club landscapes the outdoor space around the boarding school.


HAB - HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT - homework support in every subject, studying for upcoming papers and tests, practicing in small groups.

IB-CLUB - We develop learning techniques, become explorers and embark on an interesting journey into different fields of knowledge from science to design (product design and digital design). Everyone can try their hand, do exciting experiments, invent things and learn while playing.


IT CLUB - students expand their IT knowledge, try things out and last but not least support our Digital Learning.

 

COOKING AND BAKING - Together we will try out delicious recipes and then also taste them (e.g. international dishes, gluten-free dishes or also recipes you have brought yourself). Please note: 15 € additional costs per month for food and utensils.


KREATIV AG - Do you like to be creative? Here you can try your hand and learn different techniques.


LEARNING THERAPY - The goal is to support students of our Gymnasium and Realschule who have dyscalculia and dyslexia by providing them with additional learning therapy.


LIBRARY CLUB - the club arranges the library and presents interesting books.


MIXED CLUB - here we do handicrafts, paint, relax, play games and much more.


MUN + MUN IMPACT - the club prepares for Model United Nation conferences, debates, and advocates for the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals through a variety of initiatives.


MYANMAR CLUB - members develop contacts with our partner school, introduce the partner school and work on fund raising projects.


SCHOOL GUIDES - welcome guests to our school and represent our school to the outside world.


SPANISH AG - If you would like to travel to a Spanish speaking country, this club will teach you a few words and phrases that will make you shine.


THEATER AG - Acting, music, directing, costume and make-up - Learn to take on roles, present yourself, express yourself emotionally, be creative with language and body, and act as part of a team.

 

What global learning means

 

Mudita School Myanmar – our partner school

As an IB World School, HPC International School is committed to global learning.  The film shows how we put this into practice - using the example of the close relationship we have established with our partner school in Myanmar.

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Experiences of our students

Hang - student at IB

„In the past two years, I have received many things from IB such as useful knowledge,
interesting experiences and unforgettable memories. I attended a wonderful
high school in Heidelberg. I decided to go to Heidelberg with the desire to study
in a peaceful, highly scholarly environment and experience multiculturalism. The
school I attended has a very good teacher team.“

May - student at IB

„While IB has a reputation for being challenging, I would advise potential IB students
not to let that intimidate them. It encouraged me as a student to become
well-rounded, independent and much more organized (especially when it comes
to time management).“

Benjamin - student at IB

“I had to submit my first seminar paper and I have to say ... I am extremely happy
that I have already learned a lot about academic honesty because this made quoting
super easy. I was also very happy I got the chance to choose “Film” during IB.
I am glad that I did the IB Diploma because, in my opinion, it prepared me very
well for university - especially in terms of citation and also in the field of film and
media. The first weeks of the semester were just a lot more relaxed for me and I
could concentrate on other important things.”

Gilang - student at IB

“During my time in IB Diploma, it has made me to be a better risk taker from the start. Starting an intensive 2-year university preparation in a new continent with new environment is a huge step for a 17 years old me. IB Diploma has also made me into a reflective person, as I try to improve my knowledge by knowing what andbwhen I did wrong and how I can do better the next time. Lastly, IB Diploma has made me into a better thinker, as IB often relates with global situation and requires me to be critical when approaching a subject of discussion."

Johanna Seitz - is now studying communication science in Salzburg

“I had to submit my first seminar paper and I have to say ... I am extremely happy
that I have already learned a lot about academic honesty because this made quoting
super easy. I was also very happy I got the chance to choose “Film” during IB.
I am glad that I did the IB Diploma because, in my opinion, it prepared me very
well for university - especially in terms of citation and also in the field of film and
media. The first weeks of the semester were just a lot more relaxed for me and I
could concentrate on other important things.”

Philomena Niebergall - is now studying business psychology in Heidelberg

“The benefit of independent work during the IB is noticeable. While other students
struggle to manage their time, motivate themselves to complete tasks without
deadlines, and have difficulties knowing how to structure their studying, the IB
prepared me incredibly well in those departments.“

Experience of our DP1

„This programme is not easy, but we really appreciate that you come towards us and try to make it as fun as possible. For many of us, life has changed positively since we started at this school, as you show us to look after our environment. We thank you for bringing us into contact with the world and the different schools and thus broadening our horizons.”

von Omar, Shanshan, Bohan, Sina, Andrew, Elena, Mahmoud

Experience our PrepClass

„I like how the teachers and students are very kind to each other, and the students
are open-minded and they don’t judge you. I like how there are very fun things
that the school organizes for the students. I also like how the school celebrates
holidays and decorates classes making school fun.“
Harshita, PrepClass

„What I love about this school is that there are various cultures everywhere you
look and everyone is accepted for who they are no matter where they come from.
All teachers and students are welcoming, helpful and kind.“
Niamh, PrepClass

Experience our PrepClass

„I‘m really glad I’m in the international class because there are a lot of subjects
in English. The things we learn about the world around us are awesome and the
teachers are very nice! I really like being an international student.“
Madelief, International grade 5

„You learn good English in the class. Most subjects are in English and we have
nice teachers.”
Emily, International grade 5

„What I like about the school is that it is bilingual. I think that’s great because that’s
the future for us students. The school makes good decisions and offers clubs that
many students like.
Felix, International grade 6

Experience our Years Programme

“The school is great because one can learn so much, like other languages and
concepts, and many other things. Mostly I am a good ‘communicator’, ‘inquirer’
and ‘principled’.”
Emily, Primary Years Programme