PAZNAUN PEOPLE: PAUL TSCHIDERER, HEAD OF ISCHGL PRIMARY SCHOOL

He loves the rich variety of working with the children, loves local game, and enjoys the peace out hunting. Trisanna meets Paul Tschiderer, head of Ischgl’s primary school.

Name
Paul Tschiderer

Age
40

Place of residence
See

Job
Head teacher at Ischgl primary school

Family
Married to Regina since 2006
Children: Romea, born in 2006; Leni, born in 2008; Samuel, born in 2011

Do you enjoy being a teacher, or rather, a head teacher, at Ischgl primary school?
I can’t imagine a better job. I have been at this school since 2002 and took over the headship in autumn 2012.

What makes your job special?
The rich variety of working with the children!

How many pupils and teachers are there at your school?
Currently, 47 pupils and 7 staff

How much are the children influenced already by the high level of tourism in Paznaun?
Of course the children are influenced by tourism, in the same way as we all have been and continue to be influenced by tourism. But when I see how the children are able to grow up in their families, often with granny and grandad as well as the parents, and how many people join in with the local clubs and take on responsibility there, too, then I think that here in Paznaun, we manage to combine tourism, community life and family life very well.

What’s your favourite expression in the Paznaun dialect?
Tati (father)

Your favourite meal?
Local game products

Your favourite place in Paznaun?
Gamsberg, above See

Describe the people of Paznaun as a race:
Hard-working, sometimes a bit narrow-minded perhaps, helpful

If See were an animal, what would it be?
An eagle

What’s your favourite colour?
Blue

Where do you find a moment’s peace?
Out hunting

Your favourite song with a Paznaun connection?
“Wind Of Change” by the Scorpions (Idalpe  2012)

The most important accessory in summer?
Binoculars

Your favourite time of day?
Daybreak

The important changes in the last ten years?
Starting a family and building our house