Robert Koch School (Clausthal-Zellerfeld)
|Robert Koch School|
|type of school||high school|
Berliner Str. 16
|carrier||District of Goslar|
The Robert Koch School (also: RKS for short ) is a general high school and open all-day school in Clausthal-Zellerfeld .
The history of the school goes back to 1597. At that time the school was operated as a Latin school . In 1831 the school was declared a "first class grammar school" and the first Abitur was also passed. In 1928 it was renamed after its most famous high school graduate Robert Koch , who graduated from high school here in 1862. At that time the school building, built in 1844, was in Clausthaler Graupenstraße; this building is used today by the state construction management. In 1905 they moved into a newly built school building on Erzstrasse, which today serves as accommodation for the Institute of Mathematics at Clausthal University of Technology . Due to the increasing number of schoolchildren, a new building was erected on Berliner Straße from 1967 to 1969, which could be occupied in 1969.
Initially, the students came from the entire Zellerfeld district , which was dissolved in 1972. Today the students come from the area of the mountain and university town of Clausthal-Zellerfeld including its districts Altenau , Schulenberg im Oberharz , Wildemann and Buntenbock . The school is also attended by students from Hahnenklee , Sankt Andreasberg and Lautenthal .
Student exchanges and partnerships
Since 1964 there has been a student exchange between the Robert Koch School and the Lycée Napoléon in Clausthal-Zellerfeld's French twin town L'Aigle , which is still ongoing today. There is also an exchange with the Collège Molière, which is also located in L'Aigle.
Since the 1990s, Clausthal-Zellerfeld and Freiberg have been twinned, which also resulted in regular school exchanges.
Further partnerships exist with Alabama in the USA , Krakow and Oborniki in Poland and Spišská Nová Ves in Slovakia . A partnership with a school in London has existed since 2008. In grade 8, a bilingual exchange with Amersfoort in the Netherlands has been taking place since 2017 .
A motto from mining
In 1724, when the school was rebuilt under Rector Fahsius, a special motto was coined, which is reminiscent of Clausthal's mining tradition :
Effodimus terra non absque laboratories metalla
Excole tu mentes, hoc opus, hic labor est
"We laboriously extract the ores from the earth, build your heart and mind - this should be your work, should be your effort!"
This motto can also be found today above the main entrance of the school building.
In the early 1970s, the school had a newspaper Rote Aktion published by the Socialist Action Collective (SAK) . In 1972 the Socialist Action Collective published the brochure Zur Praxis des Oberschulkampfes , which is the earliest and one of the few theoretical documents from a group of students from a forerunner organization of the Communist League of West Germany . However, this movement fell asleep again by the mid-1970s at the latest.
Cross-country skiing and competitive sports
The Robert Koch School has been a partner school of the Harz Ski Boarding School since 1998 . Prospective biathletes can live and train in a building belonging to the Lower Saxony Sports Youth in Clausthal-Zellerfeld. They are exempted from teaching to participate in competitions; the material will be made up later in hours to be given separately. This explains the high proportion of successful biathletes among their graduates.
The Robert Koch School is a partner school for competitive sports.
In 2001 a computer group was set up for senior citizens, who were instructed by students from the Robert Koch School.
Cooperation with the TU Clausthal
School medical service
German-French language seminar
Every year in February, the Franco- German language seminar takes place, at which RKS students and teachers as well as French exchange students work on projects, develop lectures and discuss them in the respective foreign language.
Student company for Nepal aid
Since 2013 there has been a student company , the Bato student cooperative, for Nepalhilfe. In this regard, the annual Nepal run is known, in which participants run a certain number of laps and these are paid for by a sponsor in any amount.
International chemistry workshop
Since 2015 the international chemistry workshop has been held annually in the RKS and parts of the Technical University. As a rule, 25 students from different nations have the opportunity to gain in-depth insights into chemistry and some experiments with teachers and representatives from the university.
Reference school film
In 2017, the RKS received the title “Reference School Film”.
Special teaching offers
The subject of self-determined learning
Since the 2013/2014 school year, the lessons have been rhythmic. This means that the first hour is 40 minutes and all remaining hours are 80 minutes. At the same time, from grades 5 to 13, the subject of self-determined learning (SBL) is given every four hours. Since the other subjects have been shortened for this purpose, there are no additional lessons for the students. The aim of self-determined learning is to develop learning techniques and apply them in depth in the other subjects.
Foreign language sequence
In year 5 the first foreign language is English. In the second half of the 5th grade, French and Latin are chosen as the second foreign language from grade 6 onwards. Additional participation in Spanish is possible as part of a study group.
Compulsory elective offer in year 11
Schoolchildren have the opportunity to opt out of the second foreign language (French or Latin), which is consistently used from year 6 to 10, in year 11 and replace it with subjects as part of the compulsory elective offer.
European school in Lower Saxony
In the 2018/19 school year, the Robert Koch School was awarded the title “ European School in Lower Saxony” , particularly because of its diverse international contacts.
|1807-1830||A. Chr. E. Dieckmann or August Carl Ernst Dieckmann , Hermann Dieckmann's father|
|Easter 1923 - January 24, 1925||Karl Hasler|
|May 11, 1925 - June 01, 1935||Bruno Engelhardt (from 1928 Robert Koch School)|
|October 1, 1935 -||Walther Schmiedeberg|
|since 2020||Gunnar Demuth|
Altogether, the names of 83 headmasters since the 16th century can still be found today. However, this also includes the headmasters of the former Latin school in Zellerfeld , which probably merged with the Clausthaler Gymnasium in the 19th century.
- Julius Hoffmann (1812–1869), educator
- Oskar Schreiber (1829–1905), lieutenant general and geodesist
- Robert Koch (1843–1910), physician and Nobel Prize winner
- Paul Ernst (1866–1933), writer, attended school from 1876–1884
- Walter Bischoff (1928-2016), mining engineer and author of the Mining Lexicon
- Jürgen Heraeus (* 1936), UNICEF chairman
- Petra Emmerich-Kopatsch (* 1960), SPD politician
- Daniel Böhm (* 1986), biathlete
- Arnd Peiffer (* 1987), biathlete
- Johannes Hinrich von Borstel (* 1988), book author
- Ludwig Adolf Wiese (Ed.): Clausthal. (Fürstenth. Grubenhagen. 9050 pop.) , In: The higher school system in Prussia. Historical-statistical presentation on behalf of the Minister of Spiritual, Educational and Medicinal Affairs edited by Dr. L. Wiese, go. High government and lecturing council of spiritual, teaching and medic. Affairs , Vol. 2: 1864 - 1868 (1869) , with a school map and 10 images of school buildings, Berlin: Verlag von Wiegandt and Grieben, 1869, p. 418f .; Digitized via Google books
- Student statistics for general schools in the district of Goslar, school year 2016/17 , accessed on July 20, 2017
- Public advertisements for the Harz Mountains, June 29, 1972
- Festschrift for the 150th Abitur of the Robert Koch School, 1981
- Robert Koch, creator of modern bacteriology , accessed February 8, 2016
- RKS partner schools
- Jürgen Schröder: Clausthal-Zellerfeld: materials for the analysis of opposition
- School of Lower Saxony Ski Association
- Promoting Lower Saxony as a top location , PDF file, p. 5
- Seniors are conquering the information superhighway
- Malteser Schulsanitätsdienst p. 6/7 , PDF file, p. 4
- Student company
- Bato, student company
- Website of the Bato student association
- Ludwig Adolf Wiese (ed.): Clausthal. (Fürstenth. Grubenhagen. 9050 pop.) , In: The higher school system in Prussia ... , Berlin: Verlag von Wiegandt and Grieben, 1869, p. 418f .; Digitized via Google books
- Eberhard Berenberg : Clausthal in ders .: Royal British Hanover State Calendar to the year 1819. With a foreword by Graf von Kielmannsegge, Lauenburg: Berenbergsche Buchdruckerei, 1819, p. 278; online through google books
- Franz Kössler : Personal dictionary of teachers of the 19th century . Professional biographies from school annual reports and school programs 1825 - 1918 with lists of publications , vol .: Daase - Dzialas , full text as electronic preprint (PDF document) from the Justus Liebig University of Giessen , Giessen 2007
- Helmut Radday adopted after 27 years as principal of the RKS , Stader Tageblatt , July 23, 1999