International School of 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)

Welcome! Choosing a new school is a huge task, filled with anticipation and anxiety. At ISE we are prepared to assist you in every way. The challenges and opportunities of a small, caring, exciting and rigorous International Baccalaureate Programme education await you. We are committed to providing every student with direction and inspiration as we guide them towards the highest possible achievement. We will work to give our very best in all our endeavors, and we invite you to become close partners in this important task. Kathleen Naglee, Director

Mission: The Mission of the International School of Estonia • provide a high quality, internationally recognized education • develop inquirers, communicators and risk-takers in a caring environment • foster compassion and reflection • encourage students to effect positive change in the face of 21st century challenges

We are happy to share the news and this year ISE will participate too! Stay tuned!
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The International Christmas Bazaar on Sunday Nov 24th is this year taking place at Kultuurikatel (Põhja puiestee 27a). Great program of activities for kids - meet Santa, facepainting, arts/crafts, games and music.
Parents can get all their Christmas gifts in one place and also feel good about contribution to Estonian charities.
Free admission - starts at 1 pm until 6 pm. Hope to see you with a heart full of Christmas spirit! ❤️❤️❤️

#IWCT #ICB2018

DP 02 students will do their TOK MOCK presentations on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, after school from 16h to 17h30.
On behalf of the DP 02 students, we would like to invite you to be the audience to these students to encourage and support their endeavor and perhaps seize this opportunity to gain an understanding of how Theory of Knowledge (TOK) makes up to be one of the most important Core features of the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP).

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Fall Costume Party

Thank you to the Student Council and PTA for organising a wonderful Costume Party for our PYP students. Everyone was having such a great time!

Thank you to the Student Council and PTA for organising a wonderful Costume Party for our PYP students. Everyone was having such a great time!

[11/04/19]   Friendships that last beyond the years at ISE...
Emma wanted to experience Estonian gingerbread making after she had left Estonia. So she contacted Ms. Janika for the receipe. We thank Emma´s mum for sharing the video of Emma opening the gift of receipe and gingerbread spices from Ms. Janika.

https://www.facebook.com/marianna.minna/videos/1475186762630814/?t=3

Suis-Nous

Friday Fun post - how to introduce a child to classical music :)

Put the sound on for this one!

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=409441949717704

Comment initier un enfant à la musique classique (Partie II - Tchaïkovski).

ISE Library Days

Stars were aligned yesterday for ISE Library Days and Halloween Celebrations! We were lucky to have a surprise visit by an Irish storyteller Niall de Burca (www.storyteller.ie) in the library to share spooky stories and some background of this holiday known as Oiche Shamhna in ancient Irish culture. The performance was energetic, engaging and hilarious. What a tremendous tool of education the traditional storytelling might be! The visit was supported by The Embassy of Ireland. Thank you!

Stars were aligned yesterday for ISE Library Days and Halloween Celebrations! We were lucky to have a surprise visit by an Irish storyteller Niall de Burca (www.storyteller.ie) in the library to share spooky stories and some background of this holiday known as Oiche Shamhna in ancient Irish culture. The performance was energetic, engaging and hilarious. What a tremendous tool of education the traditional storytelling might be! The visit was supported by The Embassy of Ireland. Thank you!

Library Days

October is the International School Library Month. Estonian libraries also celebrate Library Days at the end of the month. ISE Library joins in the celebration from October 30th – 31st.

Food for the Soul: Lunchtime readings for everyone

Read aloud sessions (10-15min) by ISE staff members sharing their favourite books, stories and readings at lunch time on Wednesday and Thursday ...with cookies!

October is the International School Library Month. Estonian libraries also celebrate Library Days at the end of the month. ISE Library joins in the celebration from October 30th – 31st.

Food for the Soul: Lunchtime readings for everyone

Read aloud sessions (10-15min) by ISE staff members sharing their favourite books, stories and readings at lunch time on Wednesday and Thursday ...with cookies!

REFLECTORS: When venturing out in the dark, 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. Virtually all children and over two-thirds of local adults wear reflectors, largely due to a 2011 law that requires their use in darkness and conditions of poor visibility. Please note that the traffic police may issue a fine if you do not wear one. Please attach the reflector on your right side at the height of your knee so it is visible from the front, back and side. A decent reflector can be seen in the light of a car's dipped-beam headlamps at 130–150 meters and the driver will have enough time to slow down and pass the pedestrian safely. In a place where there is no pavement, move on the left side of the road in order to see and be visible to approaching vehicles.
As usual, ISE will give each student and staff member a good quality reflector. Additional ISE reflectors can be bought from the school office.

Are there any ISE families with children going to the production of Cinderella this evening? If so, could you contact the ISE office ASAP as there may be an opportunity for your child to present flowers to the dancers at the end of the show.

ISE Student Support Team meets regularly to discuss how to best serve our students.

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Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Dear ISE PTA,
On behalf of all teachers and staff we thank you for flowers, loving notes, and breakfast treats. Our heartfelt appreciation to all the parent volunteers that made us all feel so appreciated this morning. The flowers were beautiful, the notes were heartfelt, and the food was amazing. Thanks to the people who prepared, served and cleaned up. You were truly wonderful. Also, thank you to our Upper School students who substituted the classes so that teachers could enjoy the breakfast, and to all students who came up with loving characteristics of teachers and staff :)

Dear ISE PTA,
On behalf of all teachers and staff we thank you for flowers, loving notes, and breakfast treats. Our heartfelt appreciation to all the parent volunteers that made us all feel so appreciated this morning. The flowers were beautiful, the notes were heartfelt, and the food was amazing. Thanks to the people who prepared, served and cleaned up. You were truly wonderful. Also, thank you to our Upper School students who substituted the classes so that teachers could enjoy the breakfast, and to all students who came up with loving characteristics of teachers and staff :)

ISE Annual Quiz Night

We had so much fun last Friday, it was overall an amazing time and a great bonding experience for teachers and parents! 😊 Thank you all for joining us. Thank you to our wonderful PTA for organizing the event!

We had so much fun last Friday, it was overall an amazing time and a great bonding experience for teachers and parents! 😊 Thank you all for joining us. Thank you to our wonderful PTA for organizing the event!

Congratulations to our very own Ms. Triin for receiving Tallinn Basic School Specialist Teacher of the Year 2019 Award!
👏👏We are so happy and proud!

We had the pleasure of having Mr Guido (Our ISE Caretaker) play the “Saw” to background music last week. He was able to share his love of music and illustrated the idea that music could be played with different kinds of materials. This performance relates to our MYP 1 students as they are currently researching information about different instruments from their home countries and around the world. As an interdisciplinary unit together with Design, students select and research a percussion instrument, design and create this. In Music, the students compose a melody, using a variety of elements and play their instruments before an audience.

We would like to thank Mr Guido for sharing his music with us. We truly enjoyed the experience. Aitäh, Mr Guido!

[09/30/19]   Dear Parents,
It is now time to order school photos. Please follow the instructions sent home via ManageBac to place the order. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, October 9.

Already tomorrow!

"One of our DP 02 (Senior Class) students is organising "Pirita Beach Cleaning Drive" on the occasion of World Clean up Day on Saturday, 21st of September, 2019.
ISE invites all parents, students and teachers to come forward in large numbers and join and support our student to turn this initiative of hers into a major success.
For the sign up and more details please contact ISE Office.

The International School of Estonia celebrates Home and Family Language Days in English Language learning, French and Estonian classes. The language teachers have planned a variety of interactive activities for our language learning students to promote linguistic diversity, multilingualism and raise awareness of the European Day of Languages. The activities started on the 18th of September and will last until the 26th of September.

Ms. Anja Junginger from the International School of Stuttgart will lead an in-school PYP workshop "Building for the Future" on Monday and Tuesday at ISE.
The ISE PYP team is ready to plunge deeper into the enhanced PYP programme framework to remain at the forefront of international education. This workshop will help us to better address the needs of all students and inspire opportunities for change. With the support of the workshop leader the teachers will examine how we can re-envision the PYP in our school community. We will reframe our action plan to harness the transformational power of the programme.

[09/13/19]   Dear Parents,
This is a kind reminder about teacher inservice days on Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 17. There is no school for students. Teachers and staff will report to shool.

"One of our DP 02 (Senior Class) students is organising "Pirita Beach Cleaning Drive" on the occasion of World Clean up Day on Saturday, 21st of September, 2019.
ISE invites all parents, students and teachers to come forward in large numbers and join and support our student to turn this initiative of hers into a major success.
For the sign up and more details please contact ISE Office.

Dear PYP Parents, please mark your calendars for Parent Education Session.

International Baccalaureate

IB alumni from around the world share their stories throughout the year as part of our graduate voices series. They give advice to current students, reflect on their DP experience and share their accomplishments & adventures since graduation. They follow in the footsteps of our 2016, 2017 and 2018 contributors. This story will grow as the year continues, check back for more!

We love hearing from IB graduates! We've assembled a collection of our favorite alumni stories of 2019 so far.

A wonderful initiative by ISE PTA!

Last but not least of our new staff features:

Heli Sõber
School pycholocist

Heli has graduated from Tartu University as a psychologist and later did her Masters degree in psychology in Talinn University.
Her main interest is child psychology and before joining ISE she worked as a child pychologist in Viimsi area near Talinn, councelling parents and teachers and doing individual work with children.
Heli is a native Estonian, coming from town Tartu in Southern Estonia. After graduating from Tartu University, she moved to Tallinn where she is now living with her family. During her free time she enjoys travelling around Estonia with her three kids, husband and a dog and spending time together. Heli enjoys also handicrafts and company of good friends. Heli speaks Estonian, English, Russian and understands a little bit of German and French.

In addition to quality teachers, good education also requires quality resources. Please stop by our library to see the wealth of information that is available for our teachers, students and also parents. Welcome to the ISE Learning Commons!

REMINDER: Open House for parents and guardians tonight!
Please note that a tea/coffee machine has been delivered and installed into the Community Zone, just inside the school's entrance. Feel free to help yourself to a warm drink!

Save the date for Quiz Night! We had so much fun last year, so we are doing it again! Come numerous!

ISE Photo Day September 4 and 5

Photographer Gert Kelu will return this year for ISE photo day! Individual, class, teacher and staff, family, friends and a whole school photo will be taken. The photos make great gifts for family and friends. The photos will be available for preview and purchase online approximately 2-3 weeks after photo day. Photos will be delivered to school and sent home with your child.

You will find the schedule at the link below -

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l01cagnwgct2d4g/ISE%20Photo%20Day%20September%204%20and%205.pdf?dl=0

We continue with our new teacher features! Mr. David Hagen is a qualified and certified teacher with several years of IB DP/MYP experience under his belt.

A native of Washington State, David graduated from Washington State University in 2011 with a BA in English Language Arts and a teaching certification. He has since taught in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, and Kazakhstan. During that time he has taught English as well as
Individuals and Societies at both the MYP and DP level, and also coached both Boys and Girls Football. He enjoys traveling the world, photography, hiking, cycling, football, and motorcycling. Mr. Hagen is excited to join the ISE community and to explore Estonia.

Gümnaasium välja valitud? Veel on aega ringi mõelda!😎
Anname kuni viiele innukale ja maailma pürgivale 11. klassi alustavale gümnasistile võimaluse kaheks õppeaastaks tulla õppima International School of Estonia erakooli.

KES ON SOBIV KANDIDAAT?
📌 Tubli õppur, kelle unistus on tulevikus edasi liikuda näites sellistesse mainekatesse ülikoolidesse nagu University of British Columbia, University of Oxford või meie endi armastatud Tartu Ülikool.
📌 11. klassi alustaja, kes valdab väga heal tasemel inglise keelt, sest õppetöö toimub International Baccalaureate Program (www.ibo.org) õppekava alusel inglise keeles.

KUIDAS VÕIMALUSEST KINNI HAARATA?
📌 Saada motivatsioonikiri aadressile [email protected] hiljemalt 31.08 ja veena meid, miks just Sina meie kooli õppima sobiksid ning sooviksid.

Kandideerijaid teavitame konkursi tulemustest 06.09.

Kunagi pole liiga hilja haarata võimalusest! Jaga antud infot või kui tead sõpra, kes võiks olla huvitatud sellest suurepärasest võimalusest, täägi ta kindlasti siia postituse juurde.

Loe võimalusest lähemalt siit 👉 https://ise.edu.ee/landing ja International School of Estonia kohta uuri lähemalt siit 👉 https://ise.edu.ee/

Anna Franitza is our new PYP teacher, her latest achievement is an M.Ed in International Baccalaureate Education.

Anna was born and raised near Stuttgart in southern Germany. Taking an interest in international education, she completed a B.Ed. in international primary education at Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands as well as an M.Ed. in the International Baccalaureate with specializations in the PYP and MYP at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Prior to commencing her position as a Grade 2 teacher at ISE Anna has taught in Kuwait and the Czech Republic. Anna speaks German, English, and Dutch. In her free time, she enjoys reading, working out and spending time in nature.

New teacher feature!
Grethen Tiits is our new Student Support Coordinator.
Grethen is from Pärnu, Estonia. She completed her BA in Education (Special Education) at the University of Tartu in 2014. Soon after, she received a MA in Education (Honors) in Special Education and Counselling from Tallinn University. During her studies, she participated in the Erasmus program and studied Special Educational Needs and Inclusion at the University of Northampton in the UK for one academic year.
Grethen has extensive experience working with students on the Autism Spectrum, with ADHD and with emotional and behavioural difficulties. As a special education specialist on a rehabilitation team in a medical facility, she gained valuable experience working with students with various other special needs. She is also a trained and certified behavior technician.
In her free time, she enjoys singing in the NUKU theatre choir, reading and spending time outdoors.

Another very experienced IB teacher joining us this year is Ms. Ujjala Shroff.
Ujjala is from the City of Joy, Kolkata in India. She is a trained and certified elementary teacher. She has 14 years of teaching experience across primary grades. Ujjala has received extensive PYP training and has taught across elementary grades in various international schools in India, Tanzania, the UK, Libya, Egypt, Russia, China, and the USA.She received her Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from Calcutta University. She completed her elementary teacher certificate with five distinctions. After gaining a few years’ experiences in the classroom, she completed her M.A. degree in education from Roehampton University in the UK.
Ujjala encourages students to inquire deeply within their passions, interests, and talents. She actively supports students to connect with their learning and make a positive difference within their communities. She is also passionate about working collaboratively using information technology and being connected with the environment.
As an international teacher, Ujjala has been able to pursue her hobby, traveling and hopes to write about her experiences in the future. She also loves going to the ballet, walking, reading, and painting. Ujjala is excited to be a part of the learning community at ISE.

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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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