Tartu International School

Address: J. Liivi 2d, Tartu, 50409, Estonia
Phone: +372 742 4241
E-mail: [email protected]

Operating as usual

Photos from Tartu International School's post 14/06/2021

Today starts the second week of Tartu International School's 🏖 Summer Camp 2021 - we're looking forward to another 5 days of sports, workshops and of course free play and the children's creative ideas. 😊

Some of last week's highlights included:

🔭 watching the solar eclipse through special paper
🧘 the first of 3 kids' yoga sessions with our trained yoga teacher Heidi
✂️ crafting and learning a new song for a bilingual puppet theater with teacher Liina

📷 Make sure to follow us on Instagram for more detailed updates about the days at Summer Camp!
https://www.instagram.com/tartuinternationalschool/

Photos from Tartu International School's post 09/06/2021

We are so excited to welcome our new first graders already in August!

One of them will be Robert who graduated from Tartu International Kindergarten yesterday ✨ and will now join Tartu International School.
During the ceremony held by the kindergarten, he received a small welcome gift from school teacher 🌸 Kirsi. Congratulations, Robert! 🎈

There are still some open spots in Robert's future grade 🎒 - we can't wait to see new faces and to welcome Robert and his classmates next school year!

Photos from Tartu International School's post 08/06/2021

🎒 Tartu International Kindergarten celebrated the end of the kindergarten year with a lovely Graduation Ceremony as well 🎊

The stars of the ceremony were the little children who...

🖍️ helped with the preparations
🎤 sang songs
🩰 showed a dance
📜 proudly received their certificate to move on to the next kindergarten year

And of course they thanked their wonderful teachers Hanna-Liisa, Triin, Evelina, Edyta and Kärt!

07/06/2021

Have relaxing and beautiful summer holidays 🌼🦋
We will see you in the new school year! 🙂

Have relaxing and beautiful summer holidays 🌼🦋
We will see you in the new school year! 🙂

Photos from Tartu International School's post 05/06/2021

It is official - the school year has ended and so has this year's Closing Ceremony. Thank you all for coming and making it an event filled with so much appreciation and positivity! 💓

We congratulate our Students and Teachers of the Year, 🏵️Leanne, 💮Natalie, 🌸Kirsi and 👑Andreas, who were awarded during the ceremony! 🏆

For most of our students, summer holidays are beginning now. ⛱ But we also look forward to some exciting events at school: our teachers will meet for some productive work weeks, our Grade 1-4 students will start Summer Camp and our Grade 9 is preparing for their Graduation!

Photos from Tartu International School's post 03/06/2021

What a lovely summer day at school! 😊☀️

With only one day until summer break, we especially enjoyed the good weather and each other's company. 🙏
Most teachers took the chance to hold lessons outside, and students from all grades were playing and learning together on our green school grounds. 🏡

Sand cakes were made 👩‍🍳, birthdays were celebrated 🎈- the perfect way to anticipate the last day of school and our closing ceremony! 🏆

02/06/2021

☀️ We can't wait for Summer Camp! 🌴

From next Monday, our children from Grades 1 to 4 have the chance to take part in an exciting 12-day programme inlcuding crafts, sports, music and trips in Tartu. 🏃‍♀️

Some of the highlights will be...

🎺 Bandcamp Day
🧘🏽 Kids' Morning Yoga
🦾 Lego Robotics
♖ Chess Tournament
🎒 Adventure Trip along Emajõgi

and much more!

Make sure to follow us along as we will share some moments with you here 📷🤗

☀️ We can't wait for Summer Camp! 🌴

From next Monday, our children from Grades 1 to 4 have the chance to take part in an exciting 12-day programme inlcuding crafts, sports, music and trips in Tartu. 🏃‍♀️

Some of the highlights will be...

🎺 Bandcamp Day
🧘🏽 Kids' Morning Yoga
🦾 Lego Robotics
♖ Chess Tournament
🎒 Adventure Trip along Emajõgi

and much more!

Make sure to follow us along as we will share some moments with you here 📷🤗

Photos from Tartu International School's post 01/06/2021

🌸It´s Child Protection day in Estonia!🇪🇪

Grade 3 has just completed the IB Unit of Inquiry "Sharing the Planet" where they inquired about important topics:

✅children have different challenges and opportunities locally and globally
✅the rights and responsibilities must be balanced
✅a healthy lifestyle increases your opportunities in life
✅children around the world have different lives

A day to remember that children should be allowed to be children!

29/05/2021
Photos from Tartu International School's post 20/05/2021

Today it´s Global Outdoor Classroom Day!

✅Grade 1 finished a project about the Solar System (Science)
✅Grade 2 studied estimating, comparing and measuring by flying paper planes (Mathematics)
✅Grade 6 and 7 made last preparations for the Sports Day (Physical Education)
✅Grade 8 practiced their Estonian language skills
✅Grade 9 did self-reflection exercises before the examination session starts next week

At TIS believe in inquiry-based, real-life, and outdoor learning! If you do too, we have limited places available for the school year 2021/2022. Apply here: http://istartu.ee/applying-to-tis/

#õueõppima #liikumakutsuvkool
https://outdoorclassroomday.com/

Photos from Tartu International School's post 17/05/2021

All grades are back to in-person learning from today!
It really felt like the first day of school 💚

Photos from Tartu International School's post 03/05/2021

🙂Grade 1 to 4 students returned to school today!

The rain did not hold anybody back from playing with friends over nearly two months.

All you need are wellies and a friendly smile🙃

27/04/2021

🔹As of May 3 Grade 1-4 students will be back at school for in-person learning.

🔹Grades 5-9 will continue learning from home. To support our students the teachers will ask the children to come to school for learning help and outdoor activities individually or in small groups.

🔹The kindergarten remains open and majority of the activities take place outside by the principles of outdoor inquiry-based learning.

🔹As of May 3 Grade 1-4 students will be back at school for in-person learning.

🔹Grades 5-9 will continue learning from home. To support our students the teachers will ask the children to come to school for learning help and outdoor activities individually or in small groups.

🔹The kindergarten remains open and majority of the activities take place outside by the principles of outdoor inquiry-based learning.

Photos from Tartu International School's post 22/04/2021

🐾Today our teachers were out in Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve in Paljupõhja Nature School for a teamwork day!

🦋We could not have asked for more - the lovely weather, great company, inspiring environment and delicious food! Thank you Jaak-Albert for the amazing lentil soup and Köömen for your delicacies🍲

Tomorrow is the last day of Spring Break. School continues from distance also next week, more info is sent via e-mail!

16/04/2021
Photos from Tartu International School's post 15/04/2021

☀️Spring Clean-up Days in action!

This is what we did around the schoolhouse:

🌱Planted seeds
🍂Raked leaves and grass
🐾Put some fresh sand into the sandbox
⛱Oiled the outdoor furniture
🌸Planted flowers

Community Spring Clean-up continues in our homes and yards.
Work is fun and easy in a good company! 💗

09/04/2021

🦄 A glimpse of today´s staff meeting🌸
Celebrate the International Unicorn Day with our magical teachers💗

🦄 A glimpse of today´s staff meeting🌸
Celebrate the International Unicorn Day with our magical teachers💗

Photos from Tartu International School's post 31/03/2021

What to do at your Easter break?

Here are some ideas from our school and kindergarten
🌱Make a sock bunny
🌱Plant a mini-garden
🌱Paint flowers
🌱Make yarn chicks

🐣Happy Easter!🐥

Õpetaja Jaak-Albert Metsoja: puudulik reaal- ja loodusharidus tingib kriitiliselt mõtleva ühiskonna kadumise 24/03/2021

Õpetaja Jaak-Albert Metsoja: puudulik reaal- ja loodusharidus tingib kriitiliselt mõtleva ühiskonna kadumise

💡 Our inspiring science teacher Jaak-Albert talks about teaching sciences in Estonian daily national newspaper Postimees.

🔬 He promotes learning by doing, discovering, experimenting and analyzing; also values environment friendly attitudes and spending time in nature; and stresses that learning sciences gives essential skills for critical thinking.

🔎 Read the article (in Estonian): https://www.postimees.ee/7208997/opetaja-jaak-albert-metsoja-puudulik-reaal-ja-loodusharidus-tingib-kriitiliselt-motleva-uhiskonna-kadumise.

Õpetaja Jaak-Albert Metsoja: puudulik reaal- ja loodusharidus tingib kriitiliselt mõtleva ühiskonna kadumise Tartu Rahvusvahelise Kooli loodusainete õpetaja Jaak-Albert Metsoja viib oma õpilased linna peale orienteeruma ja penoplastist laevukesi ujutama. Selliselt õppimine tekitab suuremat huvi kui lihtsalt õpikuteksti «närimine», leiab ta ise.

23/03/2021

☕️Good morning! Breakfast is ready!

🥞Here's another great distance learning project by our students. Making breakfast and setting the table. Yum!

☕️Good morning! Breakfast is ready!

🥞Here's another great distance learning project by our students. Making breakfast and setting the table. Yum!

19/03/2021

🌸Happy birthday to our dear principal Kristi! 🌸

It's her second year to celebrate it during the time of distance learning. But this doesn't stop our students.

Virtual birthday greetings included songs, videos, origami flowers, pictures, cards and many sweet wishes! Apart, but still together as a community!

🌸Happy birthday to our dear principal Kristi! 🌸

It's her second year to celebrate it during the time of distance learning. But this doesn't stop our students.

Virtual birthday greetings included songs, videos, origami flowers, pictures, cards and many sweet wishes! Apart, but still together as a community!

Mathematics and distance learning - Tartu International School 19/03/2021

Mathematics and distance learning - Tartu International School

Our mathematics teacher and educational technologist Elo-Kai shares her thoughts about mathematics during distance learning.

📍 How can parents help their children?
📍 Which everyday activities support mathematical thinking?
📍 How are maths lessons planned right now?
📍 Which YouTube channels help to solve maths problems?

Find out here: http://istartu.ee/.../19/mathematics-and-distance-learning/.

Mathematics and distance learning - Tartu International School Mathematics is one of the core subjects and provides students with many important skills for life and their future studies. Sometimes it might feel like it’s one of the most difficult subjects as well and all of it seems overwhelming, especially during the time of distance learning.Our mathematics...

Vitamiinitest 18/03/2021

Vitamiinitest

💚This time there is not much excitement and novelty that was with us last spring during lockdown. Distance learning, home office and taking care of toddlers who are not in kindergarten can be difficult for us all. That’s why it’s important to stop from time to time and ask yourself: “How am I really doing right now?”

💚 Our school counsellor Kersti Türk says that it’s important for parents to be kind to themselves and fill their own cup, for example, plan breaks, take time for your cup of coffee/tea, ask for help. Then there is also more mental resources and patience to support children and understand their needs.

💚 Peaasi has put together a mental health vitamins test that helps you to think through in what way you currently keep your mental health in balance. The test is in English and you can find it from here: https://peaasi.ee/vitamiinitest/en/. Our teachers liked it very much.

💚 Peaasi also has many cool ideas on how to support your mental health through relationships, balanced nutrition, rest, movement and good emotions. Every week they focus on one “vitamin”. Explore more here: https://peaasi.ee/en/good-relationships-vitamin/.

💚 If you feel that your family might need counselling, then Kersti is there for you. Contact her via [email protected] and she can meet you via Zoom.

Let’s take care of ourselves and each other!

Vitamiinitest We are glad that you have found our mental health vitamins test! Mental health vitamins are sleep, nutrition, movement, relationships and pleasant emotions. We compiled this test so that you can think through in what way you currently keep your mental health in balance. With the help of the test you...

17/03/2021

Teachers sure do miss their students already! Here are mathematics books waiting to be picked up. Do you notice the sweet greetings from their teacher? 🍬🍭

Teachers sure do miss their students already! Here are mathematics books waiting to be picked up. Do you notice the sweet greetings from their teacher? 🍬🍭

Photos from Tartu International School's post 16/03/2021

🤸Dancing in the overalls and doing statistics about how we like to move around. These are outdoor music and mathematics lessons in our kindergarten.

🤸To support our families, we organize outdoor mornings for the children. All the activities take place outside and all you need is a little imagination and creativity.

🤸‍♀️Outdoor activities are recommended right now due to safety reasons, but outdoor learning is also one of the pedagogical approaches our kindergarten values everyday.

🤸‍♀️ Read more about our pedagogical approaches here: http://istartu.ee/pedagogical-approaches/

Vikerraadio E-Etteütlus 2020 14/03/2021

Vikerraadio E-Etteütlus 2020

💙 Can you say “Hauaööõudused õõvastasid öökulli.” ?

💙 Today Estonia celebrates national Mother Tongue Day, which marks the birthday of Kristjan Jaak Peterson, one of the founding fathers of Estonian poetic tradition.

💙 It has become a tradition to write an online dictation as a competition to honor the day. This year’s dictation takes place on Monday, 15th March at 10:25 in the morning. So everyone, who wishes to test their Estonian spelling skills, should go to the webpage: https://etteytlus.err.ee/.

Vikerraadio E-Etteütlus 2020 Emakeelepäeval kutsub Vikerraadio osalema e-etteütlusel

Eestimaa õpib ja tänab | Haridus- ja Teadusministeerium 11/03/2021

Eestimaa õpib ja tänab | Haridus- ja Teadusministeerium

Praise your favorite kindergarten teacher, the best special education specialist, most creative class teacher or most resourceful subject teacher!

From the 8th of March until 18th of April everyone can nominate a candidate for Estonian national Teacher of the Year award.

Find out more: https://www.hm.ee/et/gala.

Eestimaa õpib ja tänab | Haridus- ja Teadusministeerium Eesti haridustöötajate suurepärase töö märkamine ja tunnustamine oludes, kus nende töökorraldus on viimase aasta jooksul pidevalt muutunud, on äärmiselt oluline. Õpetajad ja teised haridustöötajad seisavad igapäevaselt selle eest, et iga õppija areng saaks parimal viisil toetatud. Nen...

10/03/2021

Due to the critical Covid-19 situation in Estonia all grades in Tartu International School will be on distance learning from Thursday, 11th of March.

Kindergarten will remain open, but the government has given an urgent recommendation not to take children to kindergarten, unless necessary.

These restrictions will be in place at least until 12th April.

Schedules and more detailed information has been sent via e-mail.

Together we can do it! To support well-being during this time:
💛 limit screen time outside studies;
💛 spend at least 60 minutes outside each day;
💛 stay in touch with friends and family via video and calls;
💛 seek help, if you feel you or someone you know might need it.

In case of any questions don't hesitate to contact the school. The first person of contact is student's class teacher, but you can also contact our principal via [email protected].

Due to the critical Covid-19 situation in Estonia all grades in Tartu International School will be on distance learning from Thursday, 11th of March.

Kindergarten will remain open, but the government has given an urgent recommendation not to take children to kindergarten, unless necessary.

These restrictions will be in place at least until 12th April.

Schedules and more detailed information has been sent via e-mail.

Together we can do it! To support well-being during this time:
💛 limit screen time outside studies;
💛 spend at least 60 minutes outside each day;
💛 stay in touch with friends and family via video and calls;
💛 seek help, if you feel you or someone you know might need it.

In case of any questions don't hesitate to contact the school. The first person of contact is student's class teacher, but you can also contact our principal via [email protected].

09/03/2021

🌿 During distance learning period all of our students have similar technology projects. Last week they had to find natural objects and make a dream catcher or a game. All the projects are posted on Padlet, so that everyone can see their schoolmates' work.

🌿 In addition to creativity and sense of aesthetics, this project aims to create a sense of community during this difficult time of isolation and to promote outdoor activities to get enough fresh air and screen free time.

🌿 Distance learning is difficult for many of us! Let's support each other, spend some time outdoors every day, limit the screen time after work and studies, connect with friends and family via video calls and seek for help if needed. Together we can do it!

🌿 During distance learning period all of our students have similar technology projects. Last week they had to find natural objects and make a dream catcher or a game. All the projects are posted on Padlet, so that everyone can see their schoolmates' work.

🌿 In addition to creativity and sense of aesthetics, this project aims to create a sense of community during this difficult time of isolation and to promote outdoor activities to get enough fresh air and screen free time.

🌿 Distance learning is difficult for many of us! Let's support each other, spend some time outdoors every day, limit the screen time after work and studies, connect with friends and family via video calls and seek for help if needed. Together we can do it!

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  • exceptionally personalised learning experience with teacher to student ratio of 1:5

  • English as the language of instruction and IB programmes

  • professionally recognized international staff
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