Schools of Brede

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Schools of Brede
Schools of Brede
type of school High school , vocational college , secondary school
School number GY: 168828,
BK: 178962,
RS: 196496
founding 1832
place Brakel
country North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Coordinates 51 ° 43 '10 "  N , 9 ° 10' 50"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 43 '10 "  N , 9 ° 10' 50"  E
carrier Foundation schools of the Brede of the Archdiocese of Paderborn
student 1283 (as of August 2017)
Teachers about 90 (as of: 05.06.2012)
management Matthias Koch (since 2013)

The Bundleschule Schulen der Brede , abbreviated to Brede , in Brakel is a state-recognized, church-owned private school under Catholic ownership. It combines the three types of school , grammar school , secondary school and vocational college under one roof. The vocational college offers the vocational high school , higher commercial school and technical college courses .

The school sponsor is the Brede Schools Foundation of the Archdiocese of Paderborn . Students of other Christian denominations , other religions and non-denominational students are also accepted.

Up until 1975, the schools in Brede were all girls' schools; from 1976 boys were also admitted. In the 2011/12 school year, around 1200 students were taught by around 90 teachers at the Brede schools. Today almost as many female pupils as pupils attend schools.

The Brede schools have received several awards. This includes the seal of choice for a career and training-friendly school and the seal of approval for individual support. The school has been awarded the Europaschule label in North Rhine-Westphalia , offers the CertiLingua Excellencelabel , is a partner school of the German Football Association , takes part in the Comenius program and is a member of Germany's largest school network, School without Racism - School with Courage .


Origin in the monastery

The historical development of the Brede Schools Bundle School is closely related to the history of the Mariae Opferungsthal Abbey on the Brede. Nevertheless, the development process from the foundation of the St. Annen Hospital in 1832 can be viewed independently of that of the monastery.

Even before the St. Annen Hospital was founded, classes in various forms took place in the monastery, which was founded in 1483. After large parts of the monastery buildings were destroyed by fire in the course of the Thirty Years' War, probably around 1648, the scope of duties of the Bredenkloster expanded. In the deed of foundation and in the statutes of the monastery, there was initially only reference to handwork. The admission of strangers into closer communion with the Convention was not planned. In addition, the sisters took girls in for education and instruction in female handicrafts. However, the science lessons were held by a teacher from the city.

Like all other monasteries that survived the Reformation and the Thirty Years' War, the monastery fell victim to secularization . On December 20, 1810, Commissioner Stahlknecht came to the Brede to carry out the repeal.

St. Anne's Hospital

The buyer of the building complex was found on January 4, 1812, Count Hermann-Werner von Bocholtz-Asseburg , whose ancestors had donated the monastery. His intention was to determine the Asseburg house monastery "for purposes which should come as close as possible to those of the pious donors." Bocholtz-Asseburg decided to use the old monastery buildings for a charitable institution on the Brede to cope with the hard fate of the To alleviate orphans. The hospital and orphanage, which was established in Koblenz by the city councilor Josef Dietz with the help of Clemens Brentano, was probably trend-setting.

In 1832, the count brought the institution into being, which he named St. Anne's Hospital. This includes an orphanage and an orphanage school, which were officially recognized from October 8, 1846. He handed the management over to his sister-in-law, the former canoness von Geseke, Ludowina von Haxthausen and an aunt of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff .

The St. Annen Hospital began with twelve girls and two old people (Domina Odilia Möller and Monica Fißbon). Over time, the number of girls who are orphans increased. As a result, the hospital made the education and training of these girls its mission. The 60 children who attended the Bredenschule not only enjoyed free lessons, teaching and learning materials were also made freely available to them.

In order to end the financial bottlenecks in St. Anna as quickly as possible, the Count and Pastor Bruns from Brakel thought about handing the orphanage over to the Sisters of Charity from Paderborn . The Count probably did not fully agree with the conditions set by the Order. At most he wanted this solution to be seen as a transition.

In this context, the draft of a deed of foundation was drawn up in 1847. In eleven paragraphs, the document regulated the foundation's relationship with the Hinnenburg family, the church and the state. The stated purpose of the institution is called the "Old Catholic upbringing, education and care of orphans", which should be brought up, "that they would be acquired in the craftsmen registry or in the servant class capable of living and vermöchten to live a Christian life." The Bishop in Paderborn was awarded the overall supervision of the foundation, he was in possession of all rights regarding the foundation and the associated assets. The close connection to the ecclesiastical sovereignty should guarantee security against any interference by secular authorities in administrative matters. It was the will of the count "that the early owner of the Hinnenburg and the bishop of Paderborn should have to administer and supervise the foundation alone, with the complete exclusion of all state authorities."

Takeover by the poor school sisters v. UL Fr.

In October 1849 Karolina Gerhardinger visited the Brede at the invitation of Count zu Hinnenburg . She was the founder of the Congregation of the Poor School Sisters of Our Lady , to which the Brede Foundation was to be entrusted. On May 2, 1850, the first three school sisters came to Brede and took over the orphanage and the free school.

A boarding school for girls from middle-class families was soon set up. The educational concept of holistic education and its implementation at the Brede was recognized in multiple revisions by the state school supervisory authority at the time. The entire education for girls and part of the education for boys in the city of Brakel had been in the hands of the school sisters since 1860. In 1871 197 girls and 54 boys were taught by the religious teachers.

First heyday after the Kulturkampf

At the time of the Kulturkampf in 1872, the city school had to be placed in secular hands, because the order was initially denied teaching at public elementary schools. Due to the actions of the count and the then mayor, the orphanage and the free school remained. At times, however, the educational institutions were not under church management. The monastery was preserved during the Kulturkampf under the superior sister Hedwig, a sister of the count.

The sisters built a housekeeping school, a higher school and a teacher training institute according to the changed time conditions . The higher school began with a supplementary class, the so-called Selecta . Talented girls who had attended the eight-year elementary school in Brakel were accepted there. More and more younger cohorts were added over time, so that a kind of lyceum and upper lyceum came into being. The high school for girls and boys developed slowly but steadily. At the request of the city of Brakel, a custody facility was established in 1893 , from which today's Bredenkindergarten emerged. It is the oldest kindergarten in the Höxter district .

At the teacher training institute, which flourished around the turn of the century, graduates of the upper lyceum were able to receive their training as teachers at elementary, middle and high schools and take their first teacher examination. For the seminarians, the orphanage school was the ideal place to practice. As such, her achievements were so encouraged that from 1912 Brakel pupils attended her as a preliminary stage for the Lyceum.

Opening up to boys and new branches of school

After the schools were temporarily closed during the nationalist dictatorship, the school sisters resumed school work on February 1, 1946.

The grammar school was finally opened to girls and boys in 1976. There was a development from a simple business school , a higher business school to a vocational college with several courses. The first class of the commercial school began in 1927. Boys were admitted from 1947, and the course was finally abandoned in 1993. In 1997 the approval for the commercial high school (today: vocational high school ) took place.

In 1994, the poor school sisters gave up the school sponsorship to the Brede Gymnasium and Vocational College Foundation . The chairman of the foundation was the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Paderborn.

In 2011 the school was restructured. The new bundle school begins its work under the name of Schools of the Brede . The Brede Vocational College and the Brede Gymnasium were two independent schools with different educational offers. These educational offers were retained as independent educational programs. In addition, the Realschule was the third independent course of education.

As a result, there are three separate departments of the bundle school (grammar school, vocational college and secondary school), but one school with a school management, a school conference, a school caretaker and a student council.

Structural changes

Augustinushaus and Liboriushaus, 2012
Gerhardingerhaus, 2012
Bonifatiushaus, 2012

Due to the increasing number of pupils, some renovation work was carried out on the entire building complex of the Brede schools. In the 14-year construction phase (1997 to 2011) the Brede was one of the largest construction sites in the Höxter district.

The work was divided into the following phases:

  1. Renovation of the Bredenkirche; Construction of a nurses' home and a guest residence.
  2. Construction of a new building for the Brede vocational college in the western area (Bonifatiushaus).
  3. Demolition of the pavilion that housed the students of the test level.
  4. New construction of the Gerhardingerhaus, which houses the trial stage and the natural sciences.
  5. Reconstruction of the Augustinushaus (west and east wing), the Liboriushaus, the monastery wing.
  6. Demolition of the boarding school.
  7. Redesign and expansion of the entire school yard, expansion of parking capacities.
  8. Extension and construction of a gymnasium.
  9. Conversion of the former refectory into a school canteen.

European profile

The European profile is a further contribution to holistic education at the schools in Brede. The supporting pillars are the foreign language promotion concept and the range of trips. In addition, the in-depth discussion of European-related topics in specialist teaching of all subjects is integrated into the entire school concept.

Foreign language promotion concept

The Brede schools have been offering a bilingual branch (English - German) since the 1999/00 school year . The Brede schools see this offer to expand language skills as a further contribution to current and future-oriented education.

A group of students from the schools in Brede also worked on a two-year international Comenius project in which schools from seven European countries ( Spain , Italy , Bulgaria , Greece , Hungary , Romania and Germany ) took part.

School partnerships

The Brede schools have partnerships with England , France , Spain , Sweden and the Czech Republic . In addition, every year, shortly before the summer holidays, they accept Italian students into the eleventh grade.

Since 1991 there has been a partnership with a Czech business school, the obchodní akademie in Praha-Bubenec and the Brede Vocational College. As part of the school partnership, both schools strive to make a joint contribution to international and intercultural understanding and thus to the growing together of Europe.

For several years now, the Brede schools have also been running exchange programs with the Thetford Grammar School.

Since the school year 1993/94 there has been another partnership between the French students at the Collège St.-Joseph in Vallet and the Collège de la Maine in Aigrefeuille with the students from the Brede schools.

Since the 2005/06 school year, pupils in the bilingual branch have been able to take part in a German-Swedish school exchange during the eleventh grade. The partner school of the Brede schools is the S: ta Ragnhildgymnasium in Södertälje .

Diplomas and foreign language certificates

The Brede schools offer the acquisition of diplomas or foreign language certificates, which are based on the common European framework of reference and are valid for life. The courses in French and English are available in the grammar school, in French and Spanish in the vocational college and in French in the Realschule.

The pupils of the Brede schools can take part in the DELF-DALF program . In addition, the high school offers preparation and participation in the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) as part of the NRW school project . The grammar school is also a CertiLingua school. It is therefore correct to issue the students of the bilingual branch with an Excellence Label at the end of their school career, another certificate recognized throughout Europe. Since 2008, the Brede Gymnasium has been one of the first schools in Germany to award this Excellence Label. The telc Spanish exams can also be taken at the Brede.

Individual support

For the schools in Brede, the focus on the individual is based on the long tradition as a religious school for the poor school sisters of Our Lady. This is how the rule of life of the poor school sisters, which shapes the educational activities at the Brede, says:

“For us, education means leading people to full development as creatures and the image of God, and enabling them to use their gifts to make the earth humane. Like Mother Theresa, we educate in the conviction that changing people can transform the world. "

Promotion of particularly gifted students

To promote talented and high-performing students, the Brede schools offer both the option of shortening the schooling period and a variety of additional offers.

Since the 2006/07 school year, the Brede schools have been offering some pupils the opportunity to work on their own projects as part of a revolving door project.

In addition, two foreign languages ​​can be learned in parallel at the schools in Brede. This enables learners from the sixth grade to learn both Latin and French at the same time.

Once a year, a parent-child weekend is offered in cooperation with the Die Hegge educational center . A workshop where students can see their own potential.

The Brede schools are also a cooperating school of the OASE upper level academy of Königsmünster Meschede Abbey . This educational opportunity essentially focuses on developing the student's personality.

Support for students with performance deficits

Remedial classes for students with temporary learning deficits take place in the sixth period of all grades. It is compulsory for most of the participating students. Another form of remedial instruction is one-on-one tutoring, which is given by qualified students (students help students).

special offers

School pastoral care

The offer of school pastoral care at the Brede schools includes the following aspects:

  • Orientation and critical examination of faith in religious education up to the final year
  • Daily morning impulses and regular annual church services
  • Meditations and times of silence
  • Religious Orientation Days
  • Preparation for and participation in the diocese pilgrimage
  • Visiting the worship rooms of other denominations and religions
  • Regular offers of confession
  • Participation in various Misereor or Adveniat projects

School social work

School social work is a point of contact for students, teachers and parents with the aim of creating a harmonious and workable school climate.

She helps to shape school life on youth-specific or youth-relevant topics. She also supports the organization of all-school events. Project days, such as B. Fair-Mobil or Spotlight - theater against bullying, organized. Furthermore, there are interfaces between school social work and school pastoral care in the area of great climate.

School medical service

The school medical service at the Brede schools provides initial care for pupils in the event of injuries, illnesses and poisoning. It was founded on February 25, 2009 and (as of June 2018) consists of 49 school paramedics.

Before the students take care of emergency missions independently, they go through a training of 40 teaching units of 45 minutes each. In addition, the helpers meet at regular intervals for training courses and practice evenings.

Since 2010, the schools in Brede have been the first in the Höxter district to have a defibrillator (AED). The school has had a second defibrillator since 2014. This is located in the gym.

The pupils are supported by a doctor on behalf of Malteser Hilfsdienst eV. In addition to several local prizes, the school medical service of the schools of Brede Brakel took third place in the national competition for school medical services of the Malteser Aid Service on September 22nd to 24th, 2017.

Support association

The tasks of the friends' association , which was founded in 1982, include the promotion of the Brede schools, the cultural interests of the pupils and youth care, especially through events. These tasks are achieved through financial help with the acquisition of equipment and learning materials, maintaining contact with the alumni through the annual alumni meeting, participating in the summer or school festival and by supporting cultural events.


  • Sister Aquina Tilgner: The Mariae Opferungsthal monastery on the Brede near Brakel. Bonifacius printing works, Paderborn 1950.
  • City of Brakel (Ed.): Brakel 829-1229-1979. Huxaria Druckerei, Höxter 1979.

Web links

Commons : Schools of Brede  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Sister Maria-Theresia Knippschild, Elisabeth Zurhove, Annette Lücht: The different school forms - bundle school "Schools of Brede". In: Parent Information. Schools of Brede. November 2011, p. 7, ( PDF file 958.74 kB ( Memento of the original from March 28, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and remove then this note. ) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. a b Kollegium der Brede Information on the number of teachers. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  3. school management. In: Retrieved April 26, 2020 .
  4. Mission statement of the Archdiocese of Paderborn for their grammar schools (see p. 11; PDF; 290 kB)
  5. ^ Sister Aquina Tilgner: The Mariae Opferungsthal monastery on the Brede near Brakel. Bonifacius-Druckerei, Paderborn 1950, pp. 46–47
  6. ^ Sister Aquina Tilgner: The Mariae Opferungsthal monastery on the Brede near Brakel. Bonifacius-Druckerei, Paderborn 1950, p. 52
  7. ^ Sister Aquina Tilgner: The Mariae Opferungsthal monastery on the Brede near Brakel. Bonifacius-Druckerei, Paderborn 1950, p. 71
  8. ^ Sister Aquina Tilgner: The Mariae Opferungsthal monastery on the Brede near Brakel. Bonifacius-Druckerei, Paderborn 1950, p. 73
  9. (Original, monastery archive of the A. School Sisters by UL Fr. Brede)
  10. ^ Sister Aquina Tilgner: The Mariae Opferungsthal monastery on the Brede near Brakel. Bonifacius-Druckerei, Paderborn 1950, p. 78
  11. ^ Sister Aquina Tilgner: The Mariae Opferungsthal monastery on the Brede near Brakel. Bonifacius-Druckerei, Paderborn 1950, p. 88
  12. ^ Sister Aquina Tilgner: The Mariae Opferungsthal monastery on the Brede near Brakel. Bonifacius-Druckerei, Paderborn 1950, p. 109
  13. Brede Monastery Archives, 1st draft of the deed of foundation §3
  14. ^ Sister Aquina Tilgner: The Mariae Opferungsthal monastery on the Brede near Brakel. Bonifacius-Druckerei, Paderborn 1950, p. 113
  15. ^ Brede monastery archive, 1st draft of the foundation charter §9
  16. a b c City of Brakel (ed.): Brakel 829-1229-1979. Huxaria Druckerei, Höxter 1979, pp. 254-256.
  17. ^ Sister Aquina Tilgner: The Mariae Opferungsthal monastery on the Brede near Brakel. Bonifacius printing works, Paderborn 1950.
  18. ^ Rules of life for school sisters, K22
  19. ^ School medical service - Brede online. Retrieved April 25, 2020 (German).
  20. a b c d YouTube ImmageFilm SSD Brede. In: YouTube. Kai Hasenbein, March 8, 2014, accessed April 25, 2020 .
  21. AED at the Gymnasium Brede - Brede online. Retrieved April 25, 2020 (German).
  22. Klinik Berlin - Our team. Retrieved April 25, 2020 .
  23. ↑ School medical service of the schools in Brede wins the challenge cup. Retrieved April 25, 2020 .
  24. Maltese celebrate a thank-you party in Schwerte. Retrieved April 25, 2020 .
  25. ↑ School paramedics rehearse the emergency. Retrieved April 25, 2020 .
  26. Diocesan competition: double victory for our school sanitary facilities! - Brede online. Retrieved April 25, 2020 (German).
  27. Brede's school anis took 1st and 4th place on Saturday - Brede online. Retrieved April 25, 2020 (German).
  28. Diocesan competition: double victory for our school sanitary facilities! - Brede online. Retrieved April 25, 2020 (German).
  29. Bronze at the federal level: You can rely on our school sanitary facilities! - Brede online. Retrieved April 25, 2020 (German).
  30. Neue Westfälische: School paramedics win bronze. Retrieved April 25, 2020 .