As the quantity of e-waste is growing rapidly, it is important to recycle it or reuse it properly. From 1st to 21st October we will be collecting Small Electrical Appliances in the lobby of the school. We will try to collect as many appliances as possible to win a prize and host a concert with Challe Salle in our school! To win a prize, there are two conditions:
- Collect as many electrical appliances (in kg) as possible (functional and non-functional)
- Create a strong (media) campaign in school and in your community (evidence!)
We are collecting kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, microwaves, radios, electric tools, mobile phones, calculators, laptops, TV monitors, videorecorders, LCD screens …
Bring it to reception (if needed in a cardboard box or bag) and mark with a note if it still functions.
The functioning appliances will be checked by designated companies and organisations and donated to those in need.
For more information visit:
Ozaveščevalno – zbiralna nagradna akcija na območju Mestne občine Ljubljana »Prinesi male aparate« | ZEOS
We will need your help (parents and students) with the collecting and the campaign!
7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate in the project and acquire Short-Term Service as Action recognition.
The PYP and MYP classes that bring the highest number of appliances will be awarded! (2 awards)
Ms Katarina Čepič
On Tuesday, 20 September, 6 and 7M students had a collapsed day during which they started working on their long term Service as Action. They worked well on proposals, researched their ideas, and prepared basic plans of how they would carry out their activities. The 6M students focused on collaborating with the Bežigrad Old People’s Home, while 7M students’ focus was on improving the school environment and helping out the school community.
We are inviting all the parents or other family members to participate in our Reading Badge project for parents and employees at Danila Kumar School. The reading badge will run throughout the school year and conclude on 2 April 2023. Everyone can participate by reading 5 books, writing your opinion about them in the attached form, and sending it to the school library e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The books can be anything you like, adult fiction, youth fiction, as well as professional fiction, in any language. With your permission, we will publish book reviews in a special collection published on the school’s website, where you can see recommendations for your next reading. By joining this project, you will be a wonderful example to your children. Through youth literature, you will be able to peek into their world, talk about what you have read, and share your opinions with them.
The teachers’ Association Naša Zemlja organizes a literary, art and photography competition entitled “Our Homeland – My Security”. The competition is extremely important, as it encourages young people to know and think about the importance of safety in our lives. The students should consider various forms of security for all living beings – personal safety, safety of our homelands, online safety, safety of animals, plants. Let your imagination run wild and consider the metaphorical meaning as well as security today, in the future, in different periods of an individual’s life, in different social circumstances, in different regions of our homelands. You can express yourself through free writing, poems, essays, lines, anecdotes, comics, plays etc. Please contact me if you are interested in participating.
I will be collecting your work until 17 April, 2023.
Ms Tina Frelih
As part of the National Month of Shared Reading campaign, students of the PYP spent a lesson outside reading under the treetops. Reading in the fresh air has a positive effect on the development and formation of a healthy lifestyle and skills, quality leisure time, the formation of a creative personality and a positive attitude towards reading and the students enjoyed it a lot. Afterwards, they reflected on their learner profiles and discovered they were balanced, inquirers, thinkers, caring, communicators, principled, knowledgeable and risk-takers. We encourage both the parents and the students to spend the remaining sunny days enjoying a good book in nature.
As part of the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001, on 26 September – together with the European Commission. On Tuesday, 27 September, during their Slovenian lesson, all MYP students enjoyed a joint lesson in honour of the European Day of Languages. The students competed in a quiz in which they had to identify a language. They also translated some school language into the various languages our MYP community speaks. Lastly, they were trying to pronounce some international tongue twisting sentences.
Language acquisition team
We would like to invite the school community to join the National Month of Shared Reading campaign, which will take place from September 8, 2022, on. Activities that take place under the motto ‘Let’s read together’ are the link between reading and movement. The organizers want to connect reading and exercise as much as possible, as both have a stimulating effect on the development and formation of a healthy lifestyle and skills, quality leisure time, the formation of a creative personality and a positive attitude towards reading and exercise. Their website also includes suggestions for various activities for schools, children, young people, families… Our students have already participated in one of their activities – Library under the treetops.
For those of you who speak Slovenian, we recommend the following website, where you can find activities to encourage reading: https://druzina.pismen.si/
During the month of September the MYP students were treated to a lesson dedicated to reading literature and prose, to be enjoyed amongst the tranquil surroundings of the green school playground, under the treetops. The cool temperature helped facilitate a relaxing, beneficial and cultural experience, in which the students later reflected upon by, through the context of learner profiles, writing their thoughts on paper leaves and flowers. Students (and parents), are encouraged to continue reading in an array of autumnal environments, as well as through all the seasons.
The Sports Academy is intended for students from 1st to 5th grade of the International and national departments of Danila Kumar Elementary School and is not intended for professional training or replacing a professional coach, but rather in a playful way, adapted to the age of the children, learning about the purpose of individual ball games and connecting only – with personal growth. Find out more here.
On 2nd September 2022, MYP students spent their day exploring the importance of IB LEARNER PROFILES. They discovered that learner profiles are just as important in our everyday lives as they are in school. After checking their preknowledge, they attended four different stations to see the connections and the impact these learner profile traits have on our lives:
#1 – learner profiles on a community level →How learner profiles encourage us to help the community.
#2 – Learner profiles on a school level →How our behaviour impacts the school atmosphere and how learner profiles help us make positive changes.
#3 – Learner profiles on a subject level →How learner profiles help us be more successful in different subjects.
# 4 – Learner profiles on an individual level → Realizing our strengths and weaknesses.
Students then chose one learner profile they will be working on throughout the whole school year of which they will be collecting evidence of their progress along the way.
And it’s not just the students who will be working towards improving in their chosen area, the teachers will also join them and we invite you to participate as well.
It’s the little things that make a big difference, so join us in making these positive changes!
Every new day brings a fresh chance, it brings new hope and it sheds a new light.
Dear students, respected parents and my dearest colleagues. A very warm welcome to each and every one of you.
Today we have many new students among us; therefore, let us welcome them with a smile and loud applause.
Let me return to my opening thought. As we all know the beginning of something new is always a new opportunity. For some of you the novelty might only be a new school year, for some of you a new school and on top of that for some of you even a new country. Nonetheless, you all have something in common; you are all opening a next chapter of your life. A chapter full of challenges. But it depends on you on how to overcome those challenges. Please, have in mind that none of us can be good at everything. Luckily, we are all unique. Therefore, compete only with yourself, learn from your mistakes and always try to do your best. Success has no shortcuts.
With that being said, I would once again like to welcome or welcome you back to DKIS. Let the new school year begin.
Head of International Department
The international office will be closed between 25 July and 16 August.
Our secretary Ms Maya Fürst will be available via e-mail: email@example.com
You can view or download the latest edition of our School Newspaper here.