Our afternoon care

Attractive offer for our students

Afternoon care, NAMI for short, is offered free of charge at our school from Monday to Friday from 1.00 p.m – 5.30 p.m. for grades 1 – 10. From 4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. there is no longer a programme offered, but a supervisor is on duty at a central location in the school to supervise, so that students can, for example, read and play until they are picked up.

The Nami team with its numerous activities, together with the school’s working groups, manages to provide an attractive offer for students. The vast majority of our students therefore enjoy spending the afternoon at school as well, since in Addis Ababa extracurricular activities such as sports in clubs or other leisure facilities are limited.

Nami is divided into two sections Nami primary school and Nami secondary school. In addition, all pupils have the opportunity to use the library in the afternoon. There they can read, do research on the PC or play board games.

What is important to us!

  • We ask you to register your child(ren) for afternoon care.
  • The children should always have a bottle of water with them. The children/we can refill the empty bottle at any time.
  • DBSAA students are not allowed to stay unattended on the school grounds. You must pick up your child by 17.30 at the latest. The supervision program is only guaranteed until 4 p.m., the supervision (without program) until 5.30 p.m.
  • We do not require information about DaF and Amharic from you, but if your child will be attending other afternoon activities, such as football or theatre, please let us know in writing (name, time and location of the activity).
  • If your child receives private lessons, please inform your child's teacher (piano, guitar, etc.) in which class his or her student is in and pick him or her up if necessary. You can give the private teacher the telephone number of the respective supervisor to facilitate the process.
  • Should your child exceptionally be picked up after the 6th lesson, you should inform us (the respective caregiver of your child) by SMS or by phone. Until the child is picked up, it will remain in our care.
  • If your child is not picked up as usual, please inform the caregivers by phone (e.g. who is going home with whom or who will pick up the child). All telephone numbers and the respective caregivers are listed on the first page of the Nami Info Sheet which you will receive upon registration.
  • During the Nami the school yard and break rules of the DBSAA apply.
  • Please contact us if you have any complaints, problems, suggestions or comments. During the Nami time (except during homework) you will always find a supervisor on the school grounds and are welcome to contact us at any time.
  • No student, with the exception of grades 11 and 12, is allowed to stay unattended on the school grounds.

Contact persons


Nebiat Yainishet
Head of afternoon care primary school
n.yainishet@dbsaa.de



Martin Fröschl
Head of afternoon care secondary school
m.froeschl@dbsaa.de

Procedure in Nami Primary School Grades 1-4

1.00 p.m. to approx. 1.30/1.45 p.m.: Lunch
The primary school children eat together in their respective classrooms. The children can order lunch in the cafeteria or unpack the lunch they have brought with them. During the first weeks of the new school year, we especially help the first graders and new students with the distribution of food. Before lunch and after lunch we would like all children to wash their hands. Once the children have eaten enough, they may pack their food boxes or carry their trays to return dishes, wipe tables and then play outside.

until 1.55 p.m.: Free play time
Now the children are allowed to stay outside, but not near classrooms where lessons are held. When it rains, we expect the children to play in an area protected from the rain.

If the children feel the need to play together, we will support them. Children who prefer to play for themselves can move freely around the climbing frame, the roundabout, the table tennis tables and the football pitch. They will be supervised by us.

2.00 p.m. to 2.45/3.00 p.m.: Homework
Homework for all classes, longer if necessary

At 1.55 p.m. the school bell rings. We expect the children to go to their room after the bell rings and start their homework. We create a quiet atmosphere for the homework. All children stay in their respective classrooms. We are usually two supervisors per class.

For classes 1 and 2, half an hour of homework time is scheduled, for classes 3 and 4 one hour. If the children work quietly and with concentration, they are allowed to stop after this time, even if the homework is not finished then. This has been agreed upon with the primary school teachers.

Due to the large number of children, we can only give limited help withspecific homework tasks and problems. A one-to-one supervision like tutoring is explicitly not possible in the Nami!

Once the children have finished their homework, the supervisors only check if the homework has been understood by the child, not always if it is correct, as the teachers are responsible for this. This is important so that the teachers can see the child’s level. We ask you as parents to always check the homework with your children, even if they are doing it in the Nami. this way you as parents will also get a feeling for the performance of your child. delete

If we observe that a child has difficulties and does not understand despite repeated explanations, you as parents and the teachers will be informed. Please check your child’s homework booklet or mail folder every evening to see if you receive any messages from us. Children who finish their homework faster can go outside and play outside, as a supervisor is present in the schoolyard from 2.00 p.m.. If they prefer to stay in the classroom, they are asked to remain quiet and to draw, read, play with building blocks or Lego bricks.

After finishing their homework, children are asked to pack their satchels (water bottle, lunch box, pencil case, eraser, notebooks and their jackets) and leave them in the corridor of the primary school or in front of the entrance to the primary school.

3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.: Extra curricular activities, free play and handicraft time
In their free time the children can choose what they want to do. We offer a sports and exercise club, creative club, dance and chess club. The participation is voluntary.

Procedure in Nami Secondary School Grades 5-10

Students in grades 5 to 10 either attend classes in the afternoon, participate in a working group or are integrated into the Nami programme of the secondary school. The programme consists of homework supervision and activities from 1.55 pm to 4 pm as determined by the Nami leader.

1.00 p.m. to about 1.55 p.m.: Lunch
The secondary school children take care of their lunch independently. They have the choice to take advantage of the offer from the cafeteria or to unpack the lunch they have brought with them.

2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.: Homework supervision
At 1.55 p.m. the school bell rings. We expect the children to go to their room after the bell rings and start their homework. We create a quiet atmosphere for the homework. All children remain in their respective classrooms.

Due to the large number of children, we can only give limited help with comprehension difficulties. A one-to-one supervision like tutoring is explicitly not possible in Nami!

3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.: Extracurricular offer, free play
In their free time the children can choose what they want to do. This includes football on the sports field or an exciting table soccer tournament. On Wednesdays there is also a games and sports programme in the gym. Once a month, the supervisors offer the popular “Nami Kino”, where age-appropriate films are shown, with a focus on German children’s and youth films.

If you are interested in registering your child for afternoon care, please fill out the registration form and submit it to the school office.

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