LATEST GOINGS ON AT THE SCHOOL...
Dear Students and Parents,
With the joyful holiday season just around the corner; this time of year has a special place in our hearts. Thirty years ago, Slovenians decided they would like to live in independence, thus severing the country. The referendum took place on December 23rd, 1990, and 95% of the voters favoured the establishment of an independent and sovereign nation. The following year, the Republic of Slovenia was born. To honour this important historic decision, we commemorate the official proclamation of the Slovenian independence referendum, and we celebrate Independence and Unity Day every year on December 26th.
We will pay respect to the national holiday on Thursday, December 24th, at 11:00 am CET. Hence, we are kindly inviting you to a short online celebration, and you will receive a link in the following days.
Head of International Department
On Thursday, December 17th, our Kindergarten students participated in a sports day. First, they warmed up with a dance. Then they “wrote” their name by doing a specific exercise for each letter. They also had a lot of fun overcoming an obstacle course, playing basketball and a Scavenger hunt with toys at home.
Last week, MYP students concluded a 3-week long Plenary unit on Dance. They investigated the history of Dance and its different purposes, researched and presented traditional dances from their home countries and created a dance of their own or danced to a traditional song of their choice. We used different web platforms to engage them, namely Teams, Prezi, Edpuzzle and Padlet and promoted peer-comment and assessment in this way, as well.
They had a lot of fun, it seemed, so we hope to do a similar activity soon, but this time preferably in person.
On Monday, December 7th, the Kindergarten students experienced a virtual visit of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. They “went” on a Scavenger hunt and looked for different animals and other artifacts. They also learned about fossils and the pre-historic man.
The most interesting task was probably making their own natural history museum by using their toys at home. They accomplished this exceptionally well, and the teachers are very proud of them!