Comenius School

Location
Brauhausberg 10
14473 Potsdam
Germany
Phone: 0331 289-7980
Fax: 0331 289-7981
Schools with special educational focus

School with special educational focus on mental development

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Headmaster: Edith Volkmer
Our school accepts pupils with need for special educational learning opportunities with the focus on “mental development”. Also pupils with multiple disabilities and autism can learn at our school.

For each pupil an individual education plan is designed and implemented in the lessons.
The speech therapist and physiotherapist of the school support the encouragement.

School Profile

The Comenius school is an all-day school.

In the school year 2011/2012, 102 pupils attend the school. They learn in 12 classes.
Depending on their age, pupils go through different learning stages:
1st Beginner level (class 1)
2nd Lower level (class 2-4)
3rd Intermediate (class 5-7)
4th Advanced (class 8-10)
5th Working Level

By visiting the working level, the young people meet their vocational school.
Here the teaching takes place mainly across classes and project-oriented.

The pupils work in the following projects:

  • woodwork
  • ceramics
  • multimedia
  • housekeeping cooking
  • housekeeping textile

Once a week working level pupils complete an internship in the two workshops for disabled people.
Some young people also have internships outside the WfbM.

The children and young people in our school are mainly practically prepared for their future lifetime to help them for self-development and social integration.

The lessons are based on the new mandatory goals of teaching special education for mentally handicapped in the State of Brandenburg since school year 2011/12.

A variety of leisure options for our pupils:

  • The beautifully designed schoolyard; the pupils were involved in development
  • 14 working groups, such as theatre, computers, soccer, sailing, art etc.

In the 2005/2006 school year we moved into our new school building, located near the main railway station and the swimming hall. In this building, we have classrooms, group rooms, an auditorium, a cafeteria and a canteen available for the implementation of our educational concept.

The working level school pupils have been creating a clay backing oven for the school (with the support of a clay oven builder). We bake tasty bread for our school highlights.

Our objective is to enable our pupils to live a mostly independent life.
Integrated into the environment, they should learn to test their limits and develop their own conceptions of life as possible.

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