What happens if social problems arise?
As in normal daily life, in the boarding school village too, there are conflicts between students or between students and teachers. The children are urged to seek dialogue and to resolve their conflicts in a fair and non-violent manner. Students who repeatedly transgress against the rules are subject to disciplinary measures, such as additional tasks or special services on the campus, and if the violations are serious, temporary suspension or even rustication may be applied. Social pedagogues supplement the teaching staff and help if there are serious problems.
Is there a parents' association that helps if there are problems?
There is a parents' association in the boarding school village, which comprises representatives of parents, who are selected by all the other parents in that respective class level. This parents' association meets several times a year; the school management and school representatives are also invited to these meetings. This is about keeping the school and parents in a close, constant dialogue with one another, so that wishes, suggestions and criticism reach the correct address.
What happens if my child becomes sick or has to take medication?
There is a trained nurse who takes care of the students in the boarding school village Haubinda. In cases of acute illness, the students are generally taken directly from school to a doctor. In case of serious or contagious maladies, the parents are contacted, since the child has to be sent home due to the special circumstances. Children who must take medication regularly are taken care of additionally by the nurse, who will administer the prescribed dose of the medication. This applies particularly to preparations that are subject to the more stringent safety requirements, such as those against AD(H)S.
What happens if there are learning problems?
Remedial teaching or private lessons are integrated in the school's daily schedule as a fixed component. Help is provided during recreational hours if the usual studying and exercise times are not enough. For students with developmental disorders (dyslexia, dyscalculia), there are remedial measures available.
How is a child prevented from getting addicted to alcohol, cigarettes and drugs?
In keeping with the current legal position, minors are prohibited from drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. Proven possession and/or consumption of illegal drugs will result in immediate rustication of the relevant student. Random alcohol and drug tests are carried out among the children for this purpose, and regular inspections carried out at their meeting points. However, these measures cannot hide the fact that there cannot be one hundred percent certainty even at boarding school. Such an expectation would be unrealistic and would render any meaningful social interaction impossible.