Important Information Regarding the Return to School

Dear Parents,

Kindergarten and grades 1-3 will start lessons in school on Monday, 18 May. Grade 8 will return to school on Monday, 25 May.

We will stop online learning for them then.

Before a child comes to school parents will have to sign the Confirmation form (attached here) and send it to school by Tuesday, 12 May (inter.osljdk@guest.arnes.sior to Danila Kumar International School, Gogalova 15, 1000 Ljubljana) to confirm their child is healthy and has not been in contact with anybody infected by Coronavirus.

  • There will be up to 10 pupils in one classroom.
  • Pupils will stay in the same group all school day.
  • Pupils will have a designated space – a desk and a chair in their classroom they will have to use at all times.
  • There will be at least 1.5 – 2m distance between pupils.
  • The classrooms will be aired at all times, if the weather permits windows will be open during lessons.
  • If possible we will organise lessons outside for at least part of the school day.
  • Pupils will have to wash or disinfect their hands every time they start a new activity.
  • They will also have to follow the correct cough
  • There will be sanitisers in all classrooms and other rooms in the school and all surfaces will be regularly disinfected.
  • Children will not be allowed to bring any toys to school and no school materials will be taken home.
  • Pupils will go to the toilet individually; the toilets will be disinfected after each use.
  • Classrooms and other spaces in the school will be disinfected several times per day.
  • It is not recommended to come to school by public transportation, pupils should walk or bike to school.
  • Pupils will be able to enter the school individually, they will have to follow the safe distance signs.
  • At reception they will have to disinfect their hands and their temperature will be measured.
  • Pupils under 12 years old will not have to wear face masks, older pupils will have to wear them in school common areas, except in their classrooms.
  • All teachers and staff will wear face masks.
  • Parents and other adults (except staff) will not be able to enter school buildings and playgrounds. Parents will be able to communicate with teachers online.
  • Kindergarten and grade 1 pupils will be taken from the entrance to their classroom by the teachers on duty.
  • Snacks and lunch will be provided, there will be special safety procedures for mealtimes as well.
  • Pupils should bring their own bottles of water with them.
  • All events have been cancelled until the end of the school year.

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75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

A minute after midnight on May 9, 1945, World War II officially ended in Europe. The worst time in human history began on September 1, 1939 with the German invasion of Poland. The war then spread throughout Europe and, despite initial concerns, soon drew in France and Britain. Germany invaded Norway and Denmark in 1940, and France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands in May. In April 1941, the German army invaded the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Greece.

The liberation of Europe began with the Allied landings on D-Day in June 1944. As a result, the German army withdrew from all battlefields by 1945, and the ring around Germany became narrower and narrower, and the Battle of Berlin took place in April 1945.

The Victory Day in Ljubljana

“Greetings to the Yugoslav Army on the Liberated Slovene Land!” Wrote the writer Fran Saleški Finžgar on May 9, 1945 – on the occasion of the liberation of Ljubljana – in the issue of the Slovene Reporter.

Irena Šteblaj



A Journey Through Bela Krajina

These beautiful May days are an invitation to explore nature. This is why the MYP students went to Bela Krajina yesterday, not alone, but with the students of the Matija Gubec Primary School and the ninth-graders of the national department of our school. And how? On a Virtual journey, with the help of the internet! It was a new experience for us all, which proved to be a good one.
On their way, they observed nature, got to know new places, and everyone was impressed by the Lahinja Landscape Park. They met the green Jurij, Easter eggs and the many natural beauties of Bela Krajina, as well as the cultural heritage.
Simon Zoretič Gajser, Melita Plešnik

Many Questions about the Return to School

Dear parents,

In the last few days I have received many e-mails about the possibility of the continuation of online learning for all grades, as many parents are afraid to send their children back to school.

As we have not received any guidelines or protocol (number of students per classroom, procedures, rules) for lessons in school as yet, we are not able to plan for the period after 18 May. We are also unaware of the prospect for the continuation of online learning for pupils whose parents decide to keep their children at home.

I hope that at the beginning of next week I will be able to present the options to parents and ask them for feedback about their intentions.

Fortunately, we have utilised every day of learning and our students have already completed most of their work for this school year. I am confident that we will be able to help and support all our students in finishing this school year successfully.

I wish you a relaxing and sunny weekend.

Best wishes,

Irena Šteblaj