British International School of Ljubljana

Private international school for children aged 3 to 18 of all nationalities.

Mission: The British International School of Ljubljana provides a high quality international education in English, balancing tradition and innovation. Our passion is creating a positive, challenging and nurturing learning environment in which everyone is valued as individuals, empowering them to be versatile, motivated and caring people.

Year 2 had a lovely time on their first ever residential trip of 1 night to Grad Prestranek. The children went horse riding on both days and quickly became more confident around Grad Prestranek's Icelandic horses. We were very lucky with the weather and were able to explore the Sheep Cave, lighting the way with our torches. Before going to bed, the children sang songs with our lovely animator and the teachers read them a bedtime story. Most children were so tired they slept like a log! On Wednesday morning the children made cookies from scratch, went on a walk to see the donkeys and they also had some time to play before the bus came. We had an amazing time and Ms Katherine, Ms Mateja and Ms Van Zielst are very proud of how brave and mature the Year 2s behaved on this trip.

Despite a tight schedule and some particularly challenging weather, the MEPI event at Tivoli Park yesterday was a huge success. Eight students accompanied Mr. Irving and Ms. Škofic-Damjan to the royal event, and they represented the school in a most exemplary manner. With workshops being run by various schools and MEPI-related organisations throughout the morning, it was agreed to have been a very interesting and enriching experience.
The highlight, of course, was the arrival of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. He was entertained by a short perfomance from the Impro Gledališče followed by a stunning dance routine performed by our very own Secondary students. A ceremonial tree was also planted, and British School have been bestowed with the honour of nurturing its growth within the Park.

Yesterday, Year 8 to 10 students attended the visit of His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

Students were extremely excited to be a part of such an invaluable opportunity and they provided much assistance by registering and ushering guests and assisting in the cloakroom.

Prince Edward was in Slovenia to promote and represent the Duke of Edinburgh award (or MEPI) and the non-formal, real world education being a part of such a program provides. At BISL, Mr. Simon Irving is the contact should students wish to get involved.

I'd like to personally congratulate all of the students who attended and assisted at the event.

Stephanie Andronikos

The recent Early Years home assignment was certainly fun and exciting for our students! They had to create a vehicle out of cardboard, plastic lids, plastic bottles or any other recycling material they could find at home. Afterwards, they presented their creations to the class during Show and Tell.

3D Middle School Design by Year 6

The Year 6 students have taken upon themselves to use their digital plans for our Middle school area and turn them into reality.

So far, they have agreed on a design and have met with the Heads of school to present and discuss their ideas, as well as acquire permissions. Their intention now is to organize a fundraiser to finance the furniture and the materials. It has been decided that they will organize an extended Bake Sale and sell tickets for their Riddle Challenge and the Water Splash event. They will also be collecting donations from parents and staff.

This is, in its entirety, a student-led initiative. The teachers are sending this letter out to validate this project and express our support.

Year 1 enjoyed the practical task of exploring the measurement of length by comparing the length of their shoes and then their feet. They needed to draw around their shoes and then their feet, cut them out, and make a comparison of length using small objects and then rulers.

How to be Water-Smart?

For our topic Water World, Year 2 students have been thinking about ways to be water-smart. They have created mind maps to collect different tips to save water for all of us to use at home, in the garden and at school. Each child chose their favourite way to save water and to conclude our investigation we filmed a video. Enjoy, and remember to be water-smart!

This week in Early Years is all about trains. We are learning interesting facts about trains, singing ‘train’ songs and playing ‘follow the leader’ games. The picture book for this week is The Train Ride. It is about a little girl who takes a train ride to visit her grandmother, and all the things she sees on her journey. After reading the picture book, our class started to work in different centres, all related to the story. During our phonics lessons children were making their own name trains, writing what things the girl saw on her ride, and putting the story pictures into the correct sequence. Art and crafts lessons saw us making trains from cardboard tubes, and a train track from lolly-pop sticks. Today, we’ll use the story for counting, learning the ordinal numbers, and revising shapes. It is a very exciting week for us, and in a few weeks time even we will go on a train ride to Kamnik. We are already excited about the things we will see and the adventures we will experience.

The corridor outside the music rooms now has a new feature: guess that tune! Students are challenged to read the notes and identify the tune, which is changed every two weeks. Can you guess this one?

Two of our exchange students from the Netherlands, Monique and Elizabeth, left us a lovely farewell card. It was a pleasure having you at our school. Thank you!

Our BISL Girls running club are on the 6 week countdown to our 5k Race for Life event in London and are organising a fundraising FUN RUN!

It will be in the afternoon of Wednesday 15th May for all Primary and Secondary staff, students and parents!

If you would like to participate in the run, please email [email protected].

In any fundraiser we are asking for donations to our cause, Cancer Research, and any donation is much appreciated!

Thank you so much!

The BISL Girls Running Club

To conclude our previous topic of 'From A to B' and to introduce the new topic of 'Water World' the Year 1 and Year 2 students went to visit the 'Ski and Sea' show-room. It was a wonderful day out, the students loved being able to sit on some amazing transport used on snow and water. The sun shone throughout the day which made the trip all the more memorable!

Our Year 1 and Year 2 recently visited the Volčji Potok Arboretum which is the most visited horticultural facility in Slovenia.

This week the Year 6 students have been working on their Middle School project. They have decided to renovate the communal Middle School area - painting the walls, installing the furniture and decorating it. All of this was designed using an app and this will then be put into life. We will organise a fundraiser with activities such as: throwing water balloons, making your own slime and a big bake sale.

Yesterday Year 7 students met with Year 6 students to teach them about energy types and energy sources. All students discussed how Year 6 houses (which Year 6 students have designed) might be getting the energy they need and what will they be using it for. Teachers were excited and pleased to see the two year groups collaborate and perform their tasks to such a high standard. Well done!

BISL Sciences

Y10 Biology are learning about transport in humans and the amazing pump that drives it. Students were phenomenal at applying their knowledge of the heart structure from diagrams to pig hearts. They were all able to find and recognize semilunar valves, thicker muscle wall of the left ventricles, tendons holding mitral and tricuspid valves... and many more. By injecting dye into coronary arteries, they were able to follow these vessels that deliver oxygen to the heart muscle. Curiosity and enthusiasm were in the air!

As part of their topic, the Year 6 students created their dream houses using different materials. Their 3D design task consisted of two parts: first they created a 3D model of their house using an application on their tablets and later used it as a blueprint for their real 3D house model. I am so impressed by all of their designs. Well done everyone! by Nino Kokalj

The Mayor of Ljubljana invites Year 9 students to the town hall to explain his motivations, passion and polices to transform Ljubljana into the green capital of Europe.

During French class this week, two French native students presented their families to their classmates. The students were very enthusiastic to learn something new about their friends!

In light of Earth Day, our Year 9 students had an environmental protection presentation for our Year 1 students.

Thank you to everyone involved over the Easter Weekend, a lovely new addition to the front entrance garden for our students to enjoy!

Our parents made some delightful Easter eggs for our teachers, while yesterday's Easter eggs charity event ended with house Sapphire winning. Congratulations!

Today, BISL houses are collecting Easter eggs for less privileged children. Currently, there seems to be a tie between the Zircon and Emerald house. However, the Hessonite house seems to be closing in on them.

The Year 1 topic for this block is 'Water World'.
On Thursday of last week, we were very lucky to have a visit from Mr.Vlaychev, who gave the children a wonderful presentation on the use of water as a whole and why hydro-power is important in the world.

Thank you to everyone who attended our International Day.  It was a great success and a very enjoyable experience for the students to celebrate different cultures around the world.  We are grateful for all parents, students and teachers who were involved in making it such a special day!

Thank you to everyone who attended our International Day. It was a great success and a very enjoyable experience for the students to celebrate different cultures around the world. We are grateful for all parents, students and teachers who were involved in making it such a special day!

[03/29/19]   Monday the 25th March was a special day of reflection for the BISL community as we remembered our dear friend and colleague Dr Tomaž Koprivnjak who tragically passed away seven years ago.

As a mark of our respect, we held our 7th traditional Memorial football match between teachers and secondary students of BISL.

Dear Parents, once again a huge Thank you for your support in yesterdays event. It was an amazing evening. We just simply love Disney :)


A dance performance which will take us back to our favorite Disney animated movies. Performed by Early Years, Primary and some Secondary students.

Get your ticket today on the link:

The last time our MEPI participants ventured outside as a team was on the coldest day of the year, so Sunday must have felt like the hottest. Armed with maps, compasses, and prepared route cards, our latest MEPI cohort had set off on the 8 km route before I could finish putting my boots on!

The route was mostly off road, and everyone utilised their map reading and compass skills to navigate the group through the woods and across the fields. Without a cloud in the sky, the fantastic weather only emphasised the natural beauty of the countryside.

On Thursday, students from years 10 and 11 visited the World of Energy in Krško and the hydroelectric power plant in Brežice. ☢️💦

They learnt about various power plants and got an excellent insight into how Slovenia gets the energy it needs.

Last Wednesday afternoon the Year 1 & 2 children had the opportunity to see Mr. Perronnet (Dalia’s dad) demonstrating how paper rockets can be launched using an air-pump and a battery operated by and on/off switch. Due to the strong wind all five rockets nearly reached the Moon! 🌛🚀

Sue Williams
Year 1 teacher

Thanks to all our Year One parents, for attending the very successful and enlightening profile afternoon that was held in Year One last week. It gave the children the opportunity to present their work and explain what they have been learning about to their parents. It was a 'full-house' and so lovely to see and listen to the children being so proud of their learning achievements. What a great afternoon!

Sue Williams
Year One Teacher
Phonics Coordinator

Recording time for se I fart students.

BIMS workshop...

Highlights from today’s music workshop featuring BIMS teachers and students playing together. Students were able to try out different instruments to accompany each other. Our secondary students recorded their pieces for exam with the help of our former BISL student and live audience. All round a great experience!

[03/22/19]   Science Week: In light of our recent science week, our students built amazing space rockets and were able to successfully launch them!

Year One became scientists for the afternoon. Mr. Cox invited us to visit the science department and create fireworks! Dig our trendy safety glasses!! 🎇

Monday, Primary students were invented to watch a French cartoon called "Princes et Princesses". They really liked it and had a fun time! 👑

As the entry point to the new topic "From A to B" for block 5, Year 2 created a new type of transport called "Shwoomple". In a group of three, the children thought of what their new type of transport needed and how it would travel (on land, on water, through the air?).

The groups decided if the motor in their Shwoomple needed petrol or electricity and presented their design to other groups. Below some pictures of Year 2's Shwoomples, brand new ways to travel!

BISL Science Week


This year, the theme of Science Week was 'Journeys', encouraging young people to think about the different scientific journeys that happen every day and how they can discover science through their own lives and experiences.

To read more click on the photo>>> British International School of Ljubljana offers a traditional British education for ages 2 to 18. Our ethos is to encourage a passion for learning.

Stars of the week and Science week winners ⭐️

BISL rockets 🚀

Up! 🚀

Students discuss how we can individually and locally support environmental policies and change awareness.

Year 9 presentation of their journey through science this last month: from research data to practical solution. 🕛🌍

British Science Week at BiSL 🚀🚢💽

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3D Middle School Design by Year 6
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English Unit on Poetry
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