International School of Estonia

International School of Estonia

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The Group 4 Project 2022
Our DP 1 design, biology and chemistry students worked together to build functioning vertical herb gardens for the school. They used recycled and sustainable materials to build the gardens. We were very impressed with the final products. Well done!

#bestschool #ibstudent
It is an ISE traditon to celebrate our host country by holding Estonian Day celebrations. Due to the pandemic it was held only for PYP students this year. There were many interesting and educational activities such as handicraft workshops, folk dancing, and a screening of an Estonian cartoon "Sipsik".
📍REMINDER!

Dear ISE Parent/Caregiver,

As part of our re-accreditation process, the leadership team, teachers, and staff of International School of Estonia are interested to know what you think about our school. Please take a moment to complete the CIS Community Survey, which will help identify the strengths of the school and areas for improvement.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You may complete one survey per child enrolled in the school. We hope you can spare some time to help the school in its desire to improve. The survey will be available until March 14.

When you access the survey, it will open in English. It is available in a number of languages, including Russian, but unfortunately not Estonian. To complete it in a language other than English, use the drop-down menu from the upper right corner on the survey websites.

If you have any questions need support, please contact [email protected]. Thank you very much for completing the survey.

To access the survey, please follow the link sent to you via Managebac.

Thank you!
ISE is greatly concerned and saddened by the recent Russian aggression in Ukraine. In keeping with our guiding statements, the school will continue to provide an environment that is safe and secure for all members of its community, regardless of nationality.

🤝We should show care, compassion and understanding.

🤝We acknowledge that we are a globally minded community with different points of view and that neither language nor nationality reflect people’s attitudes to the current conflict.

🤝We will reinforce that peace, not conflict should be the default relationship between all countries, ethnicities and cultures.

🤝We believe that no one should be bullied, intimidated or subject to any form of violence. We will continue to respond immediately and comprehensively to any such incidents.

🤝As an educational institution, we will provide a balanced and reassuring reflection of the news and attitudes expressed in the media and society. We will do this in order to encourage understanding and support the development of facts based perspectives.

🤝As agents of positive change, we should undertake local and global action that seeks to support people impacted by what has happened, or change the actions of those agreeing with, or leading the aggression and violence.
Following time on Distance Learning and then the February Holiday, we will return to face to face learning for all students starting next Monday, the 7th of March. ISE Parents and Caregivers have been sent additional information through Managebac.
Today I had the privilege of joining ISE students, parents and staff as we sorted, boxed and delivered literally van loads of essential supplies for Ukrainian refugees. A thank you as big as the galaxy to our wonderful community. In a helpless world, it’s great to actually do something.
It was wonderful to see all the donations today. Thank you, you are amazing!
Dear ISE Community,

ISE is organising a Supplies Drive to support the Estonian Red Cross who are collecting basic necessities for the Ukrainian Red Cross to help people in need all over Ukraine. 
If you would like to help please bring items from the list below to ISE and we will transport them directly to Red Cross.
The school is open for donations on coming Monday (Feb 28) from 14:00 to 18:00 and Tuesday (March 1) from 8:00 to 13:00.
What is needed:
bed linen
pillows
blankets
hygiene items such as detergents, sanitary napkins, diapers, etc
All items should be unused.
All items will reach the Ukrainian Red Cross through the Estonian Red Cross with the support of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Thank you.
Happy Independence Day to Estonia!

An IB World School, authorised in PYP, MYP, DP and accredited by NEASC (www.neasc.org) and Council of International Schools (www.cis.org)

Operating as usual

Photos from International School of Estonia's post 22/03/2022

The Group 4 Project 2022
Our DP 1 design, biology and chemistry students worked together to build functioning vertical herb gardens for the school. They used recycled and sustainable materials to build the gardens. We were very impressed with the final products. Well done!

#bestschool #ibstudent

Photos from International School of Estonia's post 21/03/2022

It is an ISE traditon to celebrate our host country by holding Estonian Day celebrations. Due to the pandemic it was held only for PYP students this year. There were many interesting and educational activities such as handicraft workshops, folk dancing, and a screening of an Estonian cartoon "Sipsik".

14/03/2022
11/03/2022

📍REMINDER!

Dear ISE Parent/Caregiver,

As part of our re-accreditation process, the leadership team, teachers, and staff of International School of Estonia are interested to know what you think about our school. Please take a moment to complete the CIS Community Survey, which will help identify the strengths of the school and areas for improvement.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You may complete one survey per child enrolled in the school. We hope you can spare some time to help the school in its desire to improve. The survey will be available until March 14.

When you access the survey, it will open in English. It is available in a number of languages, including Russian, but unfortunately not Estonian. To complete it in a language other than English, use the drop-down menu from the upper right corner on the survey websites.

If you have any questions need support, please contact [email protected]. Thank you very much for completing the survey.

To access the survey, please follow the link sent to you via Managebac.

Thank you!

11/03/2022

ISE is greatly concerned and saddened by the recent Russian aggression in Ukraine. In keeping with our guiding statements, the school will continue to provide an environment that is safe and secure for all members of its community, regardless of nationality.

🤝We should show care, compassion and understanding.

🤝We acknowledge that we are a globally minded community with different points of view and that neither language nor nationality reflect people’s attitudes to the current conflict.

🤝We will reinforce that peace, not conflict should be the default relationship between all countries, ethnicities and cultures.

🤝We believe that no one should be bullied, intimidated or subject to any form of violence. We will continue to respond immediately and comprehensively to any such incidents.

🤝As an educational institution, we will provide a balanced and reassuring reflection of the news and attitudes expressed in the media and society. We will do this in order to encourage understanding and support the development of facts based perspectives.

🤝As agents of positive change, we should undertake local and global action that seeks to support people impacted by what has happened, or change the actions of those agreeing with, or leading the aggression and violence.

04/03/2022

Following time on Distance Learning and then the February Holiday, we will return to face to face learning for all students starting next Monday, the 7th of March. ISE Parents and Caregivers have been sent additional information through Managebac.

Photos from International School of Estonia's post 02/03/2022

Today I had the privilege of joining ISE students, parents and staff as we sorted, boxed and delivered literally van loads of essential supplies for Ukrainian refugees. A thank you as big as the galaxy to our wonderful community. In a helpless world, it’s great to actually do something.

Photos from International School of Estonia's post 01/03/2022

It was wonderful to see all the donations today. Thank you, you are amazing!

27/02/2022

Dear ISE Community,

ISE is organising a Supplies Drive to support the Estonian Red Cross who are collecting basic necessities for the Ukrainian Red Cross to help people in need all over Ukraine. 
If you would like to help please bring items from the list below to ISE and we will transport them directly to Red Cross.
The school is open for donations on coming Monday (Feb 28) from 14:00 to 18:00 and Tuesday (March 1) from 8:00 to 13:00.
What is needed:
bed linen
pillows
blankets
hygiene items such as detergents, sanitary napkins, diapers, etc
All items should be unused.
All items will reach the Ukrainian Red Cross through the Estonian Red Cross with the support of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Thank you.

24/02/2022

Happy Independence Day to Estonia!

23/02/2022
22/02/2022
21/02/2022

📌Please note, in keeping with Estonian Law, Wednesday the 23rd is a half day and students and teachers should plan to complete their work by 12:30 on that day.

17/02/2022

Distance Learning Arts & Crafts 🤩

11/02/2022

We kicked off our after school PYP science club by making different lava lamps. Here's one of them!💙
Thank you, Ms Sandhya!

08/02/2022
Photos from Eesti Lastekirjanduse Keskus's post 31/01/2022

🧡Ms. Edna Vahter (Phd), ISE Art teacher has published a children´s art book called "Punkt otsib kunsti", in cooperation with Ms. Kerttu Sillaste. Below are photos of the book presentation at the Estonian Children´s Literature Centre (https://elk.ee/en/) Well done, Ms. Edna!😊

30/01/2022
25/01/2022

At ISE we have the best kids!💙🧡💙🧡

Photos from International School of Estonia's post 18/01/2022

2022 celebrates Libraries in Estonia. The Year of Libraries was launched on Wednesday January 12 at 12:12 in as many libraries all over Estonia as possible. The formal opening event took place in Tarvastu Library in Viljandi County, the oldest public library in Estonia established in 1860 by Hans Wühner, an active figure in the national movement and a teacher in the parish school. Hans Wühner has said that a person should and could study for a lifetime. “The library is an institution where it is important to be a self-directed learner, where due to a wide range of interests, one can test one's knowledge and beyond, and be informed of what is happening in libraries in general."
The opening event culminated in a joint, country wide, reading campaign. Numerous libraries joined in the campaign aiming to bring together as many readers at the same time as possible. ISE library, students and staff joined in this opening event reading excerpts from the book “Estonian Child Mild and Wild” by Kätlin Vainola and “Tobias ja teine b.” by Piret Raud, the most popular children's book 2021.
As part of the event in PYP library classes students brainstormed for unusual services and activities they would like to see in the library. Some examples are:
• Reading to pets.
• Reading to the librarian.
• Having Pokemon in the library to get books super fast.
• Meeting and talking to grown-ups in the library.
• Launch fireworks to make the library pretty (festive).
• Have a ball pool where you can open up the balls which have different stories inside.
• Have a zipline in between the shelves to get books.
What service would you suggest? I encourage you to visit libraries and take the time to acknowledge the role and importance of these institutions in our community.

17/12/2021

As the school works its way to the holiday break, it’s been an exciting week for our students. There have been lots of festive treats and activities as well as practices for our first WOW concert today. There’s been an amazing variety of festive clothing with some students adopting an ‘advent calendar’ approach, by wearing a different Christmas outfit each day. While the disappearance of the snow means it doesn’t quite feel a lot like Christmas, there’s excitement and anticipation everywhere.

Last week the school participated in a CIS and NEASC Preparatory Virtual visit where two outside experts looked into all aspects of our operation. Their ‘visit’ involved meetings with staff, students, management, and parents as well as live streamed observations of lessons being taught. They also observed arrivals and departures, duty supervision and analysis of our financial operation. This is the start of the process of continued international recognition of our school by the International Baccalaureate, the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. (We are the only school in Estonia accredited by these three organisations) The process, which is part of a planned 5 year cycle, will run for the next 14 months and will culminate with a visit by a team of 6 professionals in March 2023.
At the exit meeting on Friday the visitors asked me to pass on their thanks to the whole ISE community for their openness and sincerity. They described the school community as one that was self aware and concluded that ISE was well placed for a successful re-accreditation. I’d like to add my personal thanks to all those involved and make special mention of the work done by Ms Triin, our Re-accreditation Coordinator.

As we travel the last few hours before a three week break, it is worth reflecting that the school has been in full face to face instruction for 78/78 days so far this academic year. Despite the peaks and troughs of covid spread as well as the Delta and Omicron variants, our covid prevention strategies and the support of our community have meant that there hasn’t been a single case of Covid transmission within our campus.
So it’s time for a well deserved break, behind the smiles and excitement of the last day, there’s fatigue.

The Board of ISE, along with the staff and students, wish you all a safe and happy festive season. We look forward to continuing to support student learning in the new year.

Stay safe, stay well.

Mr Don

16/12/2021

After a year-long pause, the PYP Student Council gathered again, to continue with their contribution to improve the school life. They identified possible areas of improvement and generated initial ideas for change. The next step is to involve the stakeholders and based on their input design improvement plans.The Student Council consists of PYP 3-5 students who showed initiative to participate. With the guidance of Ms.Terje and Ms. Grethen they have an opportunity to grow their agency, thinking and leadership capabilities.

Photos from International School of Estonia's post 15/12/2021

A very special and long-awaited for Estonian Culture field trip for PYP 1-5 took place on Monday this week. We visited an old Estonian farmhouse called Allikasilma Rapla county. In Allikasilma
* We decorated a tree of good wishes
* We took a tour around the farmhouse and its surrounding areas
* We saw extra friendly domestic and farm animals (sheep, goats, chickens, geese, turkeys, 3 species of ducks, rabbits, cats, dogs, giant snails, giant bugs, fish in the aquarium, chinchillas)
* We saw a typical old log cabin/farmstead from the inside
* We decorated gingerbread cookies
* We crafted some Christmas decorations
* We wrote our names and countries we come from in the guest book
* We ate the best homemade KRINGEL (pastry with raisins, cinnamon and chocolate)

13/12/2021
09/12/2021

📌📌📌 IMPORTANT! Dear Parents and Caregivers,
you may be aware that the Tallinn Board of Education has issued an icy rain advisory for tomorrow and have asked schools to consider options to keep their communities safe. The best information we have indicates the ice storm will come through Tallinn tomorrow afternoon. After careful consideration, we believe it to be in the best interests of our community to close the school at 12:15 tomorrow. If your child does come to school tomorrow, we ask that you make arrangements in keeping with this early closure. Our sincere apologies for the short notice, it seems that it is likely to be a fast moving, dangerous weather front.
Sincerely
Don Payne
Director

08/12/2021

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06/12/2021

When venturing out in the dark in Estonia, take a cue from the locals and wear a reflector. It is a small piece of plastic or fabric that makes pedestrians visible to oncoming traffic. In Estonia, virtually all children and over two thirds of adults wear reflectors, largely due to a 2011 law that requires their use in darkness and conditions of poor visibility.
All ISE students will receive a reflector from school this week. Parents, please make sure that it is attached on the right side of your child´s coat, at the height of his/her knees.
Stay safe, stay warm!💙🧡

30/10/2021

A kind reminder: the clocks go back one hour in Estonia from 4 a.m. Sunday, October 31.

27/10/2021

Dear Parents & Caregivers,
As I am sure you are aware, Covid infections in Estonia are growing very rapidly and today you may have heard that the Mayor of Tallinn has switched sections of municipal schools to distance learning, instead of returning to face-to-face instruction next week. As a school, we will continue to monitor the situation and to provide as much protection for our community as we can. With this in mind, we will be increasing the frequency of our Rapid Antigen Programme by adding an additional test day. The first of these will be on Friday (29th) and then each Monday and Thursday after that. We have also finalised arrangements for in-school first and second vaccinations of students and we will be sending information about this in the newsletter on Friday. For the moment it is our intention to continue with face to face learning for as long as we safely can, but please be aware that a government mandate or the wide spread of Covid 19 among our staff or students, may require us to make a swift transition to our Digital Learning Platform.
Stay safe, stay well.
Sincerely
Don Payne

Photos from International School of Estonia's post 20/10/2021

Our DP VA, Film and Design students took a field trip to Tartu. The purpose of the trip was to visit Printing and Paper museum (typa.ee) and enjoy the Aparaaditehas area (aparaaditehas.ee). Students created lovely prints, sketched and photographed throughout the day to collect inspiration and evidence for their future projects. We are positive that this field trip was a worthwhile experience for our wonderful students.

Photos from International School of Estonia's post 14/10/2021

We were fortunate to be able to hold Student-Parent-Teacher conferences face-to-face this year. It’s hard to imagine a more high-leverage practice for improving learning than this. It brings the family in as a partner in the child’s growth—instead of receiving news from a teacher, the family members are proud to listen to their child present herself with candor and clarity, even when there are challenges.

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Juhkentali 18
Tallinn
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ISE is the only school in Estonia that is internationally inspected and accredited by the American New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the leading international agency, the Council of International Schools (CIS). ISE is the first authorized International Baccalaureate World School in Estonia. ISE is authorized for the IB PYP, MYP and Diploma program.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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