Kindergarten Science Day – Ljubljana Zoo

On Wednesday, September 23rd, the kindergarten students spent a lovely morning at the zoo.
We took a bus which brought us directly to the front of the zoo.
We saw a lot of animals and each of us had a favourite. Some liked lions, others preferred surikatas or sea lions. Luckily there was no rain and we had some time to play in the playground, as well. When we returned to school we were all really tired and hungry. After lunch each of us drew a nice picture about our visit.
Sonja Može

PYP Sports Day – Bit Center

Today, the PYP students went to the Bit center where there were different sport activities organized for them including squash, work out, volleyball, floorball, and dancing. 
Denis Divjak

 

Library Under the Treetops

The students from Kindergarten up to the 8th grade have all spent an English lesson outside reading books. Reading a book in nature may be no shiny, adventurous endeavour, however, its truly relaxing charm provides us with an authentic enjoyment. The students reported that reading outside is very relaxing, peaceful and that it is easier for them to focus. They also enjoyed spending a lesson outside in the fresh air. Their thoughts have been collected on a ‘reflection tree’ in the school hallway. The students and their parents can continue reading under the treetops in different locations in Ljubljana and Slovenia. 

Tina Frelih, Anja Dežman and PYP homeroom teachers

eAsistent Issue

Dear respected parents,

We received an official response from eAsistent regarding the issue that came to our attention on Friday. The company has decided to verify all its users, therefore, you are kindly asked to complete the first three steps of the process and disregard the fourth/last one. In case you have already completed the fourth one as well, in a month the app will ask you if you would like to continue with the trial version. When this happens, please select ‘no’. In case you receive a bill from eAsistent for using the app’s additional functions please let us know and we will resolve the matter.

Best wishes,

eAsistent

Dear Parents,

Today we received many messages about eAsistent demanding certain information from you regarding your child. The procedure is not school related; therefore, we are kindly asking you not to give any information to the eAsistent application. As soon as we receive further information from eAsistent we will inform you of the situation.

Best wishes,

PYP Cultural Day – Internationalism & Code of Conduct

Today, the PYP had a cultural day devoted to researching internationalism, as well as the school’s code of conduct. Diverse cultures were explored through the mediums of fashion, songs, stories, and games amongst others. 1M celebrated dishes from their different countries, 2M paraded clothing, 3M played games, 4M shared song lyrics in their various languages, while 5M penned stories on how they integrate and cooperate abiding by school rules. The importance of the code of conduct was also discussed, as well as additions to the school rules due to the Covid pandemic, which some relayed in comic strips.

Learning Circles

Dear Parents,

As of the last school year we have started to offer structured support lessons. They are offered to all students with the objective of reinforcing ATL skills (social skills, critical thinking skills, organization skills …).

Based on the previous school year and the benefits of Learning Circles for your child/ren, homeroom teachers strongly advise your child/ren attend(s) Learning Circle lessons. The options are:

PYP:

Tuesday lesson 7 in 367 (Mr Simon Zoretič Gajser)

Wednesday lesson 7 in 367 (Miss Marija Brenčič)

Thursday lesson 0 in 358 (Miss Tea Jelnikar)

Thursday lesson 7 in 367 (Mr Simon Zoretič Gajser)

MYP:

Monday lesson 0 in 358 (Miss Tadeja Galonja)

Monday lesson 8 in 369 (Miss Mateja Kores)

Tuesday lesson 8 in 358 (Miss Tadeja Galonja)

Wednesday lesson 8 in 367 (Miss Marija Brenčič)

For further information please address the homeroom teacher of your child/ren.

First Day of School 2020/21

It was that time of year again earlier today as dawn broke on yet another start to a school year, however, this year was slightly different. Despite the Covid-19 measures in force, which are in place for the benefit and health of the community, the pupils and teachers were eager and excited to get started with this year’s activities and prepare for the following days, weeks and months.

Official Announcement

Announcement Regarding the Start of the School Year*

Dear parents,

We would like to stress that only healthy students can attend school in the upcoming school year. Please take into account the following:

  1. In the last 14 days your child has not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • Your child has not been quarantined.
  • The family doctor or an epidemiologist has not recommended self-isolating in the last 14 days.
  • If your child starts exhibiting any signs or symptoms of the virus or anyone living in the same household tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, you are required to keep them at home.

If your child falls ill showing any signs/symptoms or anyone living in the same household as your child has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, your child should stay at home and refrain from contact with others. If your child is ill, please contact your family doctor or a doctor-on-call. In case your child tests positive or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive you will receive information and instructions from the epidemiologist.

We recommend your child limits contact with the elderly (i.e. grandparents) and people with chronic illnesses or immune deficiency, since they are more prone to experience a more severe development of the disease.

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Procedures & Routines

Dear parents,

We have been informed about the new rules and routines for the next school year. All our students will return to school.

Parents and other adults are not allowed to enter the school building. Kindergarten and PYP 1 parents will receive special instructions. If you have any issues, please contact our office or receptionist.

Individual interviews and general meetings will take place online, with the exception of the first general meeting for Kindergarten and PYP 1.

Only healthy students can come to school.

PYP 2 – MYP 3 (grades 2 – 8) students should wait in their groups, respecting the safety distance from other groups/classes, for their teachers to take them to their classes in front of the main entrance, according to this schedule every day:

Beginning of the school day

08:00: 4M, 5M, 7M

08:05: 3M, 6M

08:10: 2M, 8M, 8I

Exception: if you have extra lessons/activities before lesson 1 you come according to the teacher’s instruction. Generally, extra lessons will start in the second week of September and extracurricular activities in October.

Please do not be late, as there will be a special protocol to enter the school. In case your child is late, call this number +386 (0)1 563 68 34 and a teacher will come and take your child to their classroom.

Kindergarten and PYP 1 students will enter the school from Rodičeva ulica street.

Lessons

The lessons will be organised according to our regular timetables for all grades, you can find them on our webpage:  http://en.os-danilekumar.si/students/

Extracurricular activities and extra programmes will be offered but with certain limitations.

There will be sanitisers in all classrooms and other rooms in the school and all surfaces will be regularly disinfected.

If possible, we will organise lessons outside. Most collapsed days will be organised in the school or its surroundings.

If your PYP child/ren is/are not in the Afternoon Programme, you must pick them up from the main entrance waiting area immediately after their last lesson.

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1st Day of School 2020/21

Dear parents,

With regard to Coronavirus we have been informed about the new rules and routines for the beginning of the school year. Based on these, the first day of school will be as follows.

Parents and other adults are not allowed to enter the school building and only healthy students can come to school.

PYP 1 (grade 1) and Kindergarten

The opening ceremony will start at 10:45 in the dome. Please do not be late, as there will be a special protocol to enter the dome. Students and parents should wait by the fence in front of the dome, respecting the safety distance from other groups/classes, for their teacher/assistants to take them to the dome. There will be special corridors for students and parents. After a short opening ceremony, homeroom teachers will take the students to their homeroom classrooms, while the assistants will take the parents around the school in front of the classrooms. The activities will end at approximately 12:30 You should have received all the necessary documents via regular post. We would kindly ask you to send them back to the International office or bring them with you. If you have only recently applied, we will send all the necessary documents via e-mail ASAP. There will be no snack provided.

PYP 2 – MYP 3 (grades 2 – 8)

The opening ceremony will start at 10:00 in the dome. Please do not be late, as there will be a special protocol to enter the dome. Only students should wait by the fence in front of the dome, respecting the safety distance from other groups/classes, for their teacher/assistants to take them to the dome. After a short opening ceremony, homeroom teachers will take the students to their homeroom classrooms. You will be able to pick your child/children up at approximately 11:30 in front of the school. You have received all the necessary documents via regular post. We would kindly ask you to send them back to the International office or bring them with you. If you have only recently applied, we will send all the necessary documents via e-mail ASAP. There will be no snack provided.

Kind regards,
Klemen Strmljan
Head of School

A Message from the Headmistress

Dear students and parents,

I would like to inform you that I have appointed Mr Klemen Strmljan as the new head of Danila Kumar International School. He will start his new role in September.

Yours sincerely,

Mojca Mihelič MA
Headmistress

A Message from Ms Irena Šteblaj

Dear students and parents,

I am retiring in September after being the head of Danila Kumar International School for 24 years, and I consider all the pupils who have attended DKIS up until now my children, and they will forever be in my heart.

It has been a great honour for me to be a part of, work and serve the DKIS community.

I wish you all the best, and a very safe, smooth, happy and successful journey in the future.

Irena Šteblaj

MYP Sports Day – Rašica Hike

Today, the MYP pupils were treated to a day out, a hike to Rašica. The warm sun was tempered by the shade of the cool forest, as we ascended the hill. And on the journey back the pupils enjoyed stretching their legs in the gentle hills of the natural surroundings.

PYP Sports Day – Sava River Hike

The PYP students went on a walk next to the Sava River. They managed around 8km. For some pupils that was a record. Well done!
Denis Divjak

Valeta & Farewell to 8M & 8I

Valeta was held on Friday, 12th June and marked the end of one chapter, and the beginning of one new for the 8th grade pupils. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

PYP Sports Day

The PYP students were enjoying different sports games today such as Ultimate frisbee, Orienteering, Dodgeball, 4 Squares and Tee Ball.
Denis Divjak

Kindergarten Splash Science Day

On Wednesday, June 17th, K1 and K2 had a Splash science day. They listened to a story about a frog family first, then they watched Mr Alen creating a volcano with erupting lava. After, they visited different stations where they were – blowing bubbles, trying whether objects float or sink and washing and hanging out baby clothes.  The children were very happy and excited. The day was a big success.
Sonja Može

5M – Team Building Day

On Tuesday, June 16, the pupils of 5M participated in a Team Building Day. They were participating in fun activities that required them being and working with other people. They had to be principled and show their social skills to successfully complete the challenges. At the end of the day, the pupils agreed that teamwork makes the dream work.
Anja Erjavec

PYP Slovenian Poems

Here are some fun acrostic poems about summer from the PYP Slovenian students.
Tina Frelih