International school at SGO and House of Learning

School management

Dear parents,

At Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe (SGO) we see multilingual programmes, individual advancement, personal support and the supervision of our students to prepare them for a life in a digitised and globalised world as our fundamental responsibility.

Certification as an international school and the House of Learning see the entire teaching staff, our partners and patrons create a unique learning facility and a link between school, university and companies at the international level.

Besides digital literacy and a targeted, practical focus on languages and STEM subjects, all students have the opportunity to obtain the globally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) and attractive additional qualifications, such as recognised language certificates in English, French and Spanish, in addition to the German and bilingual Abitur [Germany’s standard university entry qualification].

Focusing on diversity, we want to provide a modern school programme based on holistic, value-based education that empowers all students to become autonomous, strong and confident individuals.

Holger Köster
School Principal at Internationale Schule Südwestfalen
Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe and House of Learning


School Principal

Holger Köster

+49 2761 96500 koester@gymnasium-olpe.de

Deputy School Principal

Britta Inden

+49 2761 96500 inden@gymnasium-olpe.de

01.02.2017

Appointed School Principal at Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe

01.02.2012

Appointed Deputy School Principal at Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe

January 2009         

Master’s examination in school management at TU Kaiserslautern

2006-2009

In-service distance learning course in school management at TU Kaiserslautern

May 2003

Employed at Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe

2001-2003

Teacher training at the teacher training college Hamm. Training school: Friedensschule Hamm

1995-200

Secondary school teacher accreditation programme I and II in mathematics and physics at the University of Münster

1994-1995

Alternative civilian service at Josefsheim Bigge (home for mentally and physically disabled children and adolescents)

June 1994

Abitur [Germany’s standard university entry qualification] at Städtisches Gymnasium in Meschede [Meschede Municipal Grammar School]

2017

Appointed Deputy School Principal at Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe

2011

Department head for German at Studienseminar [teacher training college] Siegen

1996         

Employed at Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe

 

Teacher training at Studienseminar Siegen

 

Secondary school teacher accreditation programme I and II in German at the University of Cologne and physical education at the German Sport University

1982

Abitur [Germany’s standard university entry qualification] at Städtisches Gymnasium in Bedburg [Bedburg Municipal Grammar School]

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