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MYP Winter Sports Day – Kranjska Gora & Jezersko

On Monday, 26th of February the MYP students went skiing in Kranjska Gora and had a variety of activities on the snow at Jezersko Park. Although this year the winter in Slovenia is lacking snow and all of us can see first hand how climate change is impacting us, we still had fun trying out some winter sports activities. The pupils enjoyed Jezersko – some cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. Furthermore, the students performed many well-executed turns on the well-groomed slopes in Kranjska Gora. We were fortunate to capture some fresh air there and have fun with our school friends, even if the winter fairy tale was a little warm. 
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MATHEMATICS KANGAROO COMPETITION APPLICATION 🗓

The competition is for all students from grade 1 to grade 8 and will be held on Thursday, 21 March. The competition will take place in school starting at: 11:00 for grades 1, 2 and 3 and will last 45 minutes 13:00 for grade 4 will last 60 minutes 13:00 for grades 5 – 8 and will last 90 minutes. The application forms will be distributed for PYP classes by their homeroom teachers and for MYP classes by their maths teacher. The application due date is 6th March. Warmly welcoming all students to attend Ms Lojzka Lušin, Maths teacher
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MATHEMATICS KANGAROO COMPETITION INVITATION 🗓

The competition is for all students from grade 1 to grade 8 and will be held on Thursday, 21 March. The competition will take place in school starting at: 11:00 for grades 1, 2 and 3 and will last 45 minutes 13:00 for grade 4 will last 60 minutes 13:00 for grades 5 – 8 and will last 90 minutes. The application forms will be distributed for PYP classes by their homeroom teachers and for MYP classes by their maths teacher. The application due date is 6th March. Warmly welcoming all students to attend Ms Lojzka Lušin, Maths teacher
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International Mother Language Day

Dear school community, during the holidays, on 21 February, we will be celebrating International Mother Language Day. It was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 to preserve and protect the languages spoken in the world. The theme for 2024 is Multilingual education – a pillar of learning and intergenerational learning. Therefore, our MYP students will participate in activities during their English lessons after the holidays to commemorate the day. Furthermore, we also encourage the whole school community to celebrate their mother tongues. Read, write, listen and speak in your language to preserve your cultural heritage. Tina Frelih
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MYP 3 – Gimnazija BeŽžgrad Open Day 🗓

Dear Parents of MYP 3 students, We warmly welcome you to our Open Day, which will take place on Friday, 16th February 2024, at 10:00. During the Open Day, we will introduce you to how MYP 4 and 5 are taught in our school and you will have an opportunity to see the premises and talk to our current MYP students. We look forward to seeing you here at Gimnazija BeŽžgrad! Sincerely, Dr Mirko Mrčela Principal of International School
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Student Exchange with Wotton House International School 🗓

The school is pleased to announce that we are hosting 13 students from Wotton House International School, an IB School situated in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire in England. Between 26th February and 1st March we will enjoy a week packed with the exploration of our beautiful host country Slovenia, experience intercultural team building, and a day of DKIS lessons. Each of our guests has a host student from 8I or 8M with whom they have already forged a friendship through online meetings and messages. Our pupils will return the visit at the end of May.  We are looking forward to welcoming them to our school, our capital city, and our country.  Mateja Kores, Exchange coordinator
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Carnival – Pust

Tuesday February 13th saw the culmination of the Carnival period (Pust in Slovene), with most pupils donning a fresh array of masks for the annual celebration. There was dancing, singing and laughter to animate the various characters on display. Carnival is celebrated in many countries, and this specific day is also known as Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday, with the following day being Ash Wednesday, marking the start of Lent.
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Kindergarten Sports Day – Ice Skating

On Monday, 5 February, the kindergarteners tried their hand at, for many of which was a new sport – Ice Skating. Pogačarjev trg was the host for the children who impressed their teachers and many passers-by with their energy and moves. On the way back to the bus, they also took the opportunity to take a picture with Slovenia's most celebrated poet, France Prešernen, in honour of Prešen Day, Slovenia's cultural holiday on 8 February.
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PYP Sports Day – Bled

The sunlit lake invited the pupils to Bled for a short hike, and to take in the clamnessess of the water's edge and the vista of the clifftop castle, along with the surrounding mountainscape. Then, to Bled's Ice Hockey rink for some skating, where some of the PYP's Ice hockey players were passing on their expertise in sprinting on the ice.
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Prešernov dan Celebration 🗓

The 8th of February marks the Slovenian national holiday Prešernov dan (Prešeren Day). We celebrate Slovenia’s most notable poet, who is also the author of the Slovenian National Anthem. France Prešeren is now renowned as the greatest Slovenian poet of all time, but this was not always  the case. During his lifetime he wasn’t well known at all, although after his death he became famous and a real national hero, which is not an isolated case. We have seen this many times in the history of humankind. His thinking was way ahead of its time, so he often struggled with narrow-minded society. France Prešeren was a lawyer and poet who preferred to work independently, in the spirit of freedom. He worked in the 19th century, the time of Romanticism,  an era for expressing emotion, the glorification of beauty, imagination and abstract thinking, a movement wholly opposed to Realism. On Friday, 9th February, we will come back to school and enjoy a short celebratory performance in honour of Prešeren Day. The students will be invited to watch one of the three presentations in the School Auditorium during lessons 1 to 3.  Let it be a day for the celebration of culture, language and poetry! The Prešernov dan committee.
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KINDERGARTEN SPORTS DAY – ICE-SKATING AT POGAČARJEV TRG 🗓

The kindergarten children are going ice-skating on Monday 5th of February. Breakfast is going to be served at the usual time of 09:00. We will depart from school at 10:00. We will travel by bus. The price is 8€per child and it includes ice-skating, ice-skate hire and ice-skating instruction. Each child needs to bring a small backpack with a water bottle and a helmet. Please attach the helmet to the backpack! Dress your child appropriately! Snack will be provided at school. We will be back at around 13:15, so lunch is going to be served at 13:30. Helmets are obligatory, children cannot skate without them! Kindergarten teachers
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5M – Newspaper Article Headlines & Leads

In the Unit of Inquiry SOS Students Under Stress, the 5M students are working on writing newspaper articles and they wrote 5 different headlines and leads about the events they participated in. Here is what they produced: 5M Classroom Falls Asleep by the Power of Pranayama! By: Pranov, Matic, Max In Danila Kumar International School, during the second lesson on the 25th of January, 2024, Mrs Pragna Shivamurthy introduced the 5M classroom to diverse Pranayama breathing techniques to calm down our bodies, mind and souls. 5M Buzzing with Breathing Techniques By: Luka, Nikita, Veronika, Tim, Journalists, Ljubljana Today on the 25th of January, 2024, in the 5M classroom during the 2nd lesson, Mrs Pragna Shivamurthy was teaching 5M students a breathing technique called Pranayama, because 5M students are learning how to deal with stress. Calm, Relaxing, Easy Breathing Methods By: Sofia Stetiukha, Haripriya Bhasin, Zar Skofic, Neza Logar, Ljubljana, Slovenia On the 25th of January at school during the second lesson, Mrs Pragna Shivamurthy was explaining the different breathing methods. She taught us Pranayama to teach us how to deal with stress. Instructor Teaches Breathing Techniques By: Sophie Gisch, Mateo Bozhinovski, Irena Braku, OŠ Danila Kumar International School, Ljubljana, Slovenia On the 25th of January, 2024, in the 5M classroom at Danila Kumar, Mrs Pragna Shivamurthy and the 5M students met at 09:15 to practice Pranayama breathing techniques, helping to deal with stress. Stress Relief - The Indian Way By: Sasha, Samarth, Gaya It’ll Make You Want To Do Yoga In the morning of January 25th, 2024, the yoga instructor, Mrs Pragna Shivamurthy came to the 5M classroom in Danila Kumar International School, which is on Gogalova Ulica 15. She visited the fifth graders to teach them more about deep breathing and relieving stress, the Indian way - Pranayama, because the fifth graders have a unit about stress.
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MYP 3 Winter Sports Day (Selected Pupils) – Kranjska Gora 🗓

On Monday 26th of February part of the MYP 3 community will have a Sports Day at Kranjska Gora. The pupils will have to come to school earlier at 07:30 in the morning. We will leave on the bus at 08:00 from the carpark at the back of Tuš. We arrive at Kranjska Gora at around 09:30. There we will ski and snowboard. At 13:15 we will leave the local premises there and should arrive in Ljubljana at around 14:30. We will take lunch boxes with us. Students should bring with them their own ski equipment (helmet, ski or snowboard, ski poles, ski boots, gloves, skiing googles)!!! In case of extremely bad weather or other issues we will cancel the Sports Day. Kind regards, Mitja Uršič and Jasna Lavrenčič
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MYP Winter Sports Day – Jezersko 🗓

On Monday 26th of February the MYP 1 and MYP 2, and part of the MYP 3 community will have a Sports Day at Jezersko Park. The students will have to come to school at 07:45 in the morning. The pupils need to come to the front of the school to take snack and come to the Tuš carpark. We will leave on the bus at 08:00. We arrive at Jezersko around 09:00. There we have planned three winter activities (sledding, cross-country skiing and ice skating) between which we will interchange. Each activity lasts approximately 45 min. At 12:30 we will leave the local premises there and should arrive in Ljubljana at around 13:50. Lunch will be held normally. Students should bring with them: warm, insulated and waterproof sports shoes with rubber soles warm and, if possible, waterproof sports clothes a winter cap skiing gloves a small hiking bag with an extra under shirt a water bottle Other specific sports equipment the students will get there. In case of extremely bad weather or other issues we will cancel the Sports Day. Kind regards, Mitja Uršič and Jasna Lavrenčič
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Portfolio Night

Thursday 18th January saw the hosting of parents and family members for Portfolio Night, an evening in which the pupils show the extent of their efforts in the first term thus far. Along with reporting their achievements, they also outline their goals for the coming year. Following this, the parents and family members were invited to write a reflection and self reflection of the event, which the pupils did also. The event is one of the ways for the school community to come together to celebrate learning and encourage the facilitation of it.
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FLL – Dominant Owls Success

With pride, we announce that our school's team, Dominant Owls, achieved remarkable success at the First Lego League qualifications. The students excelled in all four competition categories, securing first position among the four teams that qualified for the final state round. The team comprises three students from the national department (Lucas Zakrajšek, Živa Meža, and Julija Trkman) and five students from the international department (Maria Madeleine Svetlana Magnus, Eden Kismet Bahri, Alina Mia Vavpotič, Gala Vavpetič, and Egor Morozov). They demonstrated outstanding Lego core values, such as inclusion, teamwork, discovery, innovation, and respect. They were highly successful in the robot game, the technical aspects of the robot, and coding. Above all, they impressed the judges with their project presentation entitled "Are All Books Lost?" Congratulations to all involved! Ms Lojzka Lušin
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National Handwriting Day 🗓

On 23 January, countries around the world, including Slovenia, celebrate National Handwriting Day. It falls on the birthday of John Hancock, the first person who signed the Declaration of Independence, the document which ratified the USA’s independence from the UK. It has been celebrated since 1977, and came into being because many educators felt that  students were losing their penmanship skills. We encourage writing by hand at our school; therefore, the students will join some activities to celebrate the day. Everyone is welcome to celebrate by practising their signature, taking organised notes, learning a new writing system, researching the origin of writing, writing a handwritten letter or postcard, amongst many other things. Tina Frelih
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4M Science Day – 🗓

On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, the 4M students will visit the Coal Mining Museum in Velenje. During the trip we will experience a ride on a coal mining train and be guided through historical scenes with puppets, as well as audiovisual presentations depicting the life and work of miners. Additionally, a miner's snack will be provided. The students need to be at school by 07:30, as we will depart by bus at 07:45. The expected return will be at 12:00 noon. The pupils should bring their school backpacks, a water bottle, and wear warm clothing. After the excursion, AP will follow as usual. Ms Anja
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7M Science Day – Robotics

On Thursday, 11th January, grade 7 students visited Technopark Celje. They were playing with a humanoid robot called Pepper and producing some code using simple commands with text, images, sound, and animation. Later, they interacted with her. They also used BCI (Brain-Computer Interface) technology, sometimes called a brain-machine interface or smart brain. It is a direct communication pathway between the brain's electrical activity and an external device, most commonly a computer. In the end, they explored the Science and Entertainment Park, conducted experiments, used VR glasses, and played with optical illusion settings. They enjoyed it a lot. Ms Lojzka Lušin
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WINTER SPORTS DAY (K1 – 5M) – JEZERSKO & BLED 🗓

FRIDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2024 The students who go to Jezersko must be in school by 07:30, because at 07:40 we will take the bus to Jezersko. We will be back at around 13:30 - 14:00. The students who go to Bled must be in school by 08:10, because at 08:20 we will take the bus to Bled. We will be back at around 13:30 - 14:00. All students on the snack list will get snack in the classroom. Lunch will take place in school. THINGS TO BRING: winter clothes - winter jacket, trousers, shoes, gloves, hat small backpack extra sandwich bottle of water Ice skates and helmet (those who choose ice skating) Kindergarten – will have sledging (you will get sledges on location) PYP 1 to PYP 5 students  choose the activities they will do. Please send the information by 12th January, otherwise the acivities will be chosen for them! ___________________________________________________________________ PYP 1 – PYP3 (Circle one option) Sledging and games on snow  (Jezersko)                                             (You will get sledges on location) Ice skating and Hiking (Bled)                                                  (Only for students who have ice skates and know how to ice skate!) PYP 4 – PYP 5 (Circle one option) Sledging and Cross-country skiing (Jezersko)                                          SHOE SIZE ________                                                                               (You will get all the equipment on location. Also appropriate for beginners) Ice skating and Hiking (Bled)                                                                                      (Only for students who have ice skates and know how to ice skate!) In case of bad weather, our sport day will be cancelled and organised another day!
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PYP & MYP PORTFOLIO CONFERENCES   🗓

Thursday, 18 January 2024 in homeroom classrooms 
16:00 – 17:30
Dear parents,
You are warmly invited to our first portfolio conference of the year, for which the students have selected pieces of work to share with you. You can expect your children to share their strengths, best work, the work they are most proud of, and their plans for the future. We ask you to provide encouragement and positive feedback as your child presents their work. As other students will be conducting conferences in the classroom at the same time, we are kindly asking you to refrain from bringing other children along and to switch mobile phones off during the conferences.   As the Portfolio Conferences replace the parent-teacher conferences this month, we strongly suggest you take the opportunity and contact the teachers during their weekly individual interviews or send them an email if you have any specific questions regarding the work in their portfolios.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!
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SCIENCE DAY FOOD CHAINS 🗓

Tuesday January 9th The 2M students will explore food chains and the interconnectedness of living organisms. All activities will be hands-on – they will create a food chain model, discuss to understand roles of producers and consumers, investigate the energy flow in the environment, and play games to deepen their understanding of food chains. The science day will take place on Tuesday, January 9th, at 08:20 in the 2M classroom. We will finish at 12:00, when the afternoon programme will take effect.
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MYP 3 COMMUNITY PROJECT: DKIS TEDx EVENT 🗓

We are cordially inviting you to the culminating event of the 2023/2024 Community Project. The MYP 3 students will present their Investigation, Planning, and action component of their chosen projects. Let's support them while they showcase three months' worth of work, dedication, and skill development. Their presentations will take on the form of TED Talks. WHEN and WHERE? 8I Tuesday, 9th January, lessons 1 and 2 in the School Auditorium.  8M Wednesday, 10th January, lessons 2 and 3 in the School Auditorium.  We are looking forward to seeing you there. Parents, teachers, students, friends, and family are welcome! Kind regards, Ms Mateja Kores Community Project Coordinator
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FIRST LEGO LEAGUE COMPETITION 🗓

The First Lego League Team from our school DOMINANT OWLS will attend the first qualification round. WHEN: Saturday, 13th January 2024, starting at 08:00 WHERE: OSNOVNA ŠOLA KANAL, Gradnikova ulica 25, 5213 Kanal ORGANIZED BY: Zavod super Glavce You are all very welcome to come and encourage our team. MENTORS: Lojzka Lušin and Uroš Medar
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MYP 2 – SCIENCE DAY ROBOTICS 🗓

On Thursday, 11th January 2024, the students of 7I and 7M will inquire into the interdisciplinary branches of computer science and engineering, such us intelligence, systems, materials and environment. We will visit Tehnopark Celje, where the pupils will attend two different workshops: coding humanoid robots and neurotechnology BIC (Brain Computer Interface). Afterwards they will have the opportunity to explore the Science and Entertainment Park. Students should arrive at school by 07:50 and wait in front of the dining room to receive snack. At 08:00 we will leave the school and board the bus to Celje.  Our return is planned for 14:00. Ms Lojzka Lušin
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Winter Sports Day at Jezersko 🗓

On Friday 19th of January the MYP 1 and MYP 2, and part of the MYP 3 community will have a Sports Day at Jezersko Park. The students will have to come to school at 07:45 in the morning. The pupils need to come to the front of the school to take snack and come to the Tuš carpark. We will leave on the bus at 08:00. We arrive at Jezersko around 09:00. There we have planned three winter activities (sledding, cross-country skiing and ice skating) between which we will interchange. Each activity lasts approximately 45 min. At 12:30 we will leave the local premises there and should arrive in Ljubljana at around 13:50. Lunch will be held normally. Students should bring with them: warm, insulated and waterproof sports shoes with rubber soles warm and, if possible, waterproof sports clothes a winter cap skiing gloves a small hiking bag with an extra under shirt a water bottle Other specific sports equipment the students will get there. In case of extremely bad weather or other issues we will cancel the Sports Day. Kind regards, Mitja Uršič and Jasna Lavrenčič
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Skiing and snowboarding Sports Day at Kranjska Gora 🗓

On Friday 19th of January part of the MYP 3 community will have a Sports Day at Kranjska Gora. The pupils will have to come to school earlier at 07:30 in the morning. We will leave on the bus at 08:00 from the carpark at the back of Tuš. We arrive at Kranjska Gora at around 09:30. There we will ski and snowboard. At 13:15 we will leave the local premises there and should arrive in Ljubljana at around 14:30. We will take lunch boxes with us. Students should bring with them their own ski equipment (helmet, ski or snowboard, ski poles, ski boots, gloves, skiing googles)!!! In case of extremely bad weather or other issues we will cancel the Sports Day. Kind regards, Mitja Uršič and Jasna Lavrenčič
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MYP Cultural Day – A Sustainable Christmas

On Thursday, 21 December, our MYP students spent the day learning about sustainability, especially connected to the holidays. They first learnt about the Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations and discussed how they can implement these goals in their own lives. Then they could either join some sports games, the handicrafts workshop, sewing or the baking of vanilla butter cookies. Afterwards, they watched a film and through it learnt an important lesson - holidays are not about gift giving, but spending time with your loved ones. Let’s all be inspired to be more sustainable during the upcoming holidays! Happy holidays! The MYP team P.S. If you would like to try baking the wonderful vanilla butter cookies, here is the recipe. VANILLA BUTTER COOKIES Ingredients: Flour – 180 g Sugar – 100 g Butter – 80 g Eggs – 1 Vanilla sugar – ½ pack Baking powder – ½ pack Pinch of salt Method: Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until a uniformed dough is formed. Make a ball out of it, which you flatten a little and wrap in a transparent food film. Place the dough in the refrigerator for approximately 20 minutes. Prepare the surface by flouring it and rolling it out to a thickness of approximately 3 mm, and grab any cookie cutters you like. Arrange them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and bake them for 10 minutes at 180°C.
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Theatre – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

We were delighted to bring a true classic, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, to the stage.  This year we were also premiering our new subject Theatre, and the play is the first fruitful collaboration between Drama and Music.  We are proud and excited that we were able to share this special project. Our vision was to bring a tiny bit of the Victorian era to life.   We enjoyed a play full of character, which is an accomplished achievement that any professional company can envy. The time at our disposal was short; therefore, we are thrilled for the students, since it is a true testament to their dedication and work.   We wish you happy holidays and a happy, peaceful and healthy New Year.   Ms Kristina Štemberger & Ms Mateja Kores
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A Magical Celebration: Students Shine, PTA Sparkles!

Dear DKIS Community, Our school glowed with festive cheer as MYP 3, PYP, and KG students enchanted us with delightful performances yesterday. The day was a celebration of joy and skill. Following the student performances, our incredible Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) transformed the main hallway into a Christmas Bazaar, where the spirit of the season came alive. Families explored a winter wonderland of stalls, enjoying delicious treats and discovering seasonal games. A heartfelt thank you to our students, teachers, and the amazing PTA for making this day truly magical. As we embrace the holiday season, may the unity, creativity, and joy experienced yesterday continue to inspire us all. Best wishes,
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PYP Santa Surprise

The PYP pupils were given a wonderful winter Santa surprise on Tuesday as Father Christmas took time out from his hectic Schedule at the North Pole to come and spread some of the Festive cheer and bestow some great gifts. Thank you Mr Klaus!
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International Basketball Tournament

In a recent regional basketball tournament, the students from Danila Kumar International school, alongside those from International School Carinthia, International School Udine, and LIS, demonstrated impressive skills and teamwork. The boys' basketball team from DKIS showcased resilience and sportsmanship, securing an impressive second-place finish among tough competition. At he other end of the court, the girls' team dominated the tournament, securing first place with outstanding teamwork and individual brilliance. Adding an exciting cultural element to the competition, the international mix of teams from different schools fostered companionship among students with diverse backgrounds. Beyond victories, the tournament celebrated the spirit of sportsmanship and unity among schools, creating a memorable and spirited competition that showcased the positive energy and cheers from students, coaches, and supporters. Congratulations to all teams for their success and contributions to an exciting basketball tournament! Denis Divjak
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Afghanistan Presentation

The 8M & 8I students are currently investigating a country located in central Asia, Afghanistan, as it will be the setting of our novel in unit 2 in Language and Literature. For this reason, they attended a presentation on Afghanistan led by one of our parents, Mr. Robič, who has recently visited this country. During the presentation he shared first-hand experience on the culture, food, transport, everyday life and meeting the Taliban. Afterwards we had a Q&A session in which our pupils posed many questions, showing their interest in this mysterious country. His experiences were surprising since Afghanistan is not a country most of us know well or would ever visit. What we learnt is that the Afghan people are welcoming, communicative and above all positive, despite the struggles they face. It was truly an eye-opening experience for everyone.  Anja Dežman
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Christmas Choir Performance 🗓

Dear all! 

On Wednesday, December 20, 2023, the singers of the united children's choir OŠ Danile Kumar will perform in the centre of festively decorated Ljubljana, at the invitation of the City of Ljubljana. Once again, they will sing on the steps in front of the Town Hall at this traditional event, which will start at 17:00. Our choir performs at 18:40. We will meet at 18:00, at Robba's fountain, where the children will form a united choir.  You are kindly invited to celebrate with us. Špela Pučko, Kristina Štemberger, Jožica Rupar
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Kindergarten – Baking & Tea Party

On Monday, 11 December. the kindergarten students worked really hard when baking cookies. They were cutting and pureeing bananas. They mixed the batter and put the uncooked cookies onto a baking tray. On Tuesday, 12 December. they were able to try the cookies during a tea party. The children set up the tables really nicely with placemats and cups they brought from home. Sonja Može
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A Night in School

Last Friday, some of our students spent a night in the school. The evening started with a holiday quiz in which the pupils had to be excellent communicators to work together and exhibit their knowledge. After setting up their sleeping arrangements and having a traditional pillow fight, they watched a wonderful Christmas film Klaus, complete with popcorn. In the morning, the students enjoyed delicious pancakes prepared by Ms Mateja and then had a choice between baking cookies or sport activities in the gym. The night in school was a great success once again! Tina Frelih
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Sustainable Christmas Collapsed Day 🗓

"Less is more, less is enough."

On the winter solstice, 21 December, the MYP students will participate in various activities connected to celebrating Christmas more sustainably, and aligned with the quiet and restful winter season – creating less waste through recycling, reusing, repurposing, and discovering that non-material things matter brings greater joy. For this reason, we also encourage the students to bring one unused, second-hand item to donate to the classroom raffle – toys, games, school supplies, mugs or T-shirts, or such items they wouldn't mind receiving themselves. The MYP team
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Kindergarten Visit to the National Gallery  🗓

On Thursday 14th December, theKindergarten students will go to the National Gallery.  The gallery staff will prepare a workshop called "Where is Gal" based on the Story Gal in the Gallery by S. Makarovič.  We will leave school at  09:00 and take the city bus to the city and back. Lunch will be served at 12:30. Make sure you arrive at school on time as we will have breakfast at 08:30.
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DRAUGHTS/CHECKERS TOURNAMENT FOR MYP STUDENTS AND ADULTS 🗓

On the 19th of December during the Christmas bazar there will be a charity event for under-privileged children. Prizes included. Entry fee - 2€. Please register for the tournament before 17th of December. Participants will get 2 Christmas gingerbread biscuits for free. The exact place and time of the event are still to be announced. The application form is available here - https://forms.office.com/e/e39yc0Kbtq?origin=lprLink Kind regards, Egor Morozov, 8M (Organiser)
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Year 8 Poetry & Prose Recital

The year 8 pupils worked hard during their first unit to inquire into and learn about the esteemed English poet and playwright, William Shakespeare, and his style of writing. For their summative assessment they had to use their acquired knowledge to create their own unique, imaginative and poetic sonnets and soliloquies, on the timeless theme of love. The students shared their love for various things including the seasons, sports, family, cars and food. To conclude the unit appropriately, they invited the school community to a recital, during which they proved to be risk-takers when presenting their work. The recital was followed by a tea party where they had a chance to chat with each other, their parents and teachers. We congratulate them on their creativity and hard work. Tina Frelih Tina Frelih Tina Frelih
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Sewing Circle – Decorating Christmas Trees in the City Centre

On Friday, 1 December, our Sewing Circle made their way to Ljubljana's city centre to decorate some Christmas trees with their hand-sewn ornaments. The children decorated two of the many trees dispersed around town, which are situated alongside the statue of France Prešeren. After hanging their ornaments on the trees, they visited the Town Hall and were offered a sweet treat. All the children felt very proud, and had a wonderful time. Sonja Križman Launay
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First Lego League – Training Session

On Friday 24th November, the school’s First Lego League competition team attended the Masterpiece robot game training session at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana.  The goal of the training session was to demonstrate the completed solutions produced by individual teams up to now, collaborate with other teams by sharing ideas, learn through the judges’ feedback, as well as socialize and have fun while assembling innovative robots and coding them. Our students were amazing – we were working for four hours but they were consistently demonstrating high concentration and innovation skills, and executed many creative ideas.  It was hard work, but fun. Lojzka Lušin
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Kindergarten Cultural Day – Kinodvor

As a part of the Animateka International Film Festival, the Kindergarten pupils were invited to come and see The Elephant in Competition I , a program of six short films in which the main characters embark on exciting adventures travel and overcome their fears and dangers. Two of the filmmakers also attended the event and took part in a short Q & A session with the young enthusiastic audience. The textual summary of all the films can be accessed here. Source: https://www.kinodvor.org/en/film/slonov-tekmovalni-program-i-2023/
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Curriculum Night

The parents of the pupils attending Danila Kumar International School were invited to attend Curriculum Night on Thursday 23 November. The aim of the event was to outline the key characteristics which distinguish IB schools from other educational institutions. The evening started with an introduction by the headmaster and the coordinators in the auditorium, and then progressed to individual year classrooms, in which the pupils themselves, presented the various aspects of the curriculum. For more information about the curriculum, please go to the menu heading Programmes.
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Science day in 1M – Me  🗓

On Tuesday, 5 December 2023, the 1M students will participate in a science day as well as in a variety of activities at school from 08:20 to 12:05. They will explore their senses and try to use them to describe the environment around them. Their focus will also be on body parts, body systems and they will inquire into different organs. The pupils will also investigate different mindfulness techniques and try to find the one that suits them the most. The students should bring an empty half litre plastic bottle with the label removed. Activities will take place in our classroom. AP and lunch will be organised as usual. 
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Year 8 English Tea Party – Poetry & Prose Recital 🗓

Dear DKIS community, You are cordially invited to a tea party during which our grade 8 students will recite their love sonnets and soliloquies. These texts are the culmination of our first unit in Language and Literature, in which the students explored the concept of creativity through the analysis of William Shakespeare’s poetry and prose, and used the timeless topic of love to express their own thoughts and feelings. As the pupils have been working diligently to prepare their verse, it is only right to celebrate their achievement with an English tea party. The event will take place on Thursday, 30 November 2023, at 12:20 in the auditorium. You are all warmly welcome! 8 grade students and their English teachers
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Announcing a Night in School for PYP 5 – MYP 3!  🗓

On December 8-9 we are organising a night in school, which will feature fun and engaging activities, cooking, and a movie.   The number of students who can participate will be limited to 30 – First come first serve. The pupils who have exhibited unprincipled behaviour will not be allowed to take part.  Please get in touch with Ms Frelih, Ms Dežman or Ms Kores if you are interested in participating or have any questions, or fill in the APPLICATION FORM here and hand it in to Ms Mateja Kores.   Please download the file before filing it in!   We are looking forward to another successful and holiday-themed event!  Ms Frelih, Ms Dežman, Ms Kores
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3 & 6M Field Trip – Debeli Rtič

On November 13, the 3rd and 6th-grade students of Danila Kumar International School embarked on a historic journey to the coastal town of Debeli Rtič for a 5-day field trip. This marked the first time in the history of Danila Kumar that students participated in such an event. The program included a swimming course and various workshops such as: "The Coast in the Palm of Your Hand," a cooking workshop, a magician performance, musical instrument crafting, team-building activities, an evening lantern walk, and an orienteering sports day. During free time, the children engaged in sports games, socialized in their rooms, and enjoyed singing together. The experience was fantastic, as evidenced by the accompanying photographs. Jasna Lavrenčič
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETITION – MYP 2 & MYP 3 🗓

Our MYP 2 and MYP 3 students can once again take part in the English language competition organized by the National Education Institute Slovenia. The students will first participate in the school round, with the best students then qualifying for the national round. Students will be tested on their: reading comprehension use of language (grammar and vocabulary) written task The school round will take place on Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at 13:00. The national round will take place on Wednesday, 3 April 2024 at 14:00. The students who would like to take part in the competition should contact Ms Anja Dežman for an application form and hand it in by 17 November. *Students whose mother tongue is English and who have lived in an English-speaking *Students whose mother tongue is English unfortunately cannot participate in this competition. Ms Anja Dežman & Ms Tina Frelih
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Kindergarten Cultural Day – Kinodvor 🗓

The kindergarten students will visit Kinodvor in Ljubljana on Monday, 27 November 2023, where they will watch the Animateka Animated Film Festival at 09:00. We will leave the school at 08:00 and then take the city bus to the city centre. Lunch will be served  at 12:30. The individual ticket costs 3.20€, the city bus fare is free of charge for children under 6 years of age. We kindly ask parents to give children waterproof clothes and boots in case of rain or snow. Lunch will be served  at 12:30. The individual ticket costs 3.20€, the city bus fare is free of charge for children under 6 years of age. We kindly ask parents to give children waterproof clothes and boots in case of rain or snow.
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The Halloween Party

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Greetings, my fellow mischief-makers and party enthusiasts, I trust you're all still recovering from the mind-boggling spectacle that was yesterday's Halloween extravaganza at DKIS, orchestrated by our extraordinary PTA. What a day of chaos, laughter, and spine-tingling surprises it was! As your very own Joker, I must express my gratitude to the PTA for the relentless effort, dedication, and masterful planning that went into crafting such a fiendishly fun and unforgettable event. Your commitment to creating an atmosphere of mayhem and joy is nothing short of commendable. But let's not forget the parents and teachers who joined in the carnival of craziness. Your enthusiasm and participation took our Halloween party to new heights. The students had a positively insane time, and it's clear that, once again, we've demonstrated the astonishing power of our community when we come together for a cause. Your support is the Joker up our sleeves, and with it, we can achieve anything we set our minds to. So, to the PTA, parents, and teachers, I say, "You're all a bunch of jokers!" But the best kind, the ones who make life in Gotham DKIS truly extraordinary. Your Joker for the day, Klemen Strmljan
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3M Halloween Poem

3M would like to share their scary seasonal poetry with you:[br][br] It's a lovely autumn day, 3M students want to play. Ghosts and zombies are awake, Scary night is on the way. Witches flying in the air, Spiders crawling everywhere. Pumpkinheads are on the way, Ghosts and zombies say, "we'll stay!" As the frisbee flies away, Scary trees keep it away, Ms Živa tries to make them stay, But 3M students run away! 3M
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Ljubljana Marathon

Again it is the time of year that all runners come together. On Saturday, 21st of October, over 100 of our students ran the Ljubljana Marathon for younger runners. As the weather was not too hot and all of our students well prepared, everybody completed the course. Sincere congratulations to all of the competitors who had the courage and strength to apply and put all of their effort into running the event. Let’s continue to strengthen our healthy lifestyles with sports and thus a better tomorrow! Unofficial Results Regards, PHE teachers
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French Exchange – Final Day

The last day we spent together was filled with the cultural monuments of Ljubljana and some free time in the city centre. Upon the return we prepared presentations and posters for the parents and we had a lovely gathering and farewell in the auditorium. The French school left on Thursday morning at 07:00. We are really looking forward to visiting them in March! Ms Katarina, Ms Irena
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French Exchange

On Friday, 13 October, the French students and their partners spent their first day at our school. They visited some lessons and had different workshops (cooking, dance, singing, sports, arts..). It was a very active day, filled with new experiences and many pleasant moments. The weekend was spent with the host families. We all hope they had a wonderful time. Katarina Čepič
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4M Science Day – Tropical House

The students first had the chance to get up close and touch a centipede in the Tropical House. They reviewed the concepts of who's the prey and who's the predator, the typical features of these animals, and the connections between animals and plants. Later, they saw chinchillas, porpoises, spiders, frogs, monkeys, snakes, and other exotic animals. They also entered the room with lemurs and observed the environment where they lived. We had a great day enjoying the company of tropical animals and their living environments. Anja Plut
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French Exchange

Last night at 11. o'clock our French friends from St Joseph College, Challans arrived. We are looking forward to spending the week with them! The French students will stay with their host families throughout the visit. Ms Katarina, Ms Irena & Ms Nataša
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PYP Sports Day – St Ana & St Primož Hikes

On a cloudy Monday, 9th of October, our fearless Students form grades 1M, 2M, 3M and 4M went hiking on St. Primož, near Kamnik, and St. Ana, on which you can ascend from Podpeč lake. There was a cheerful mood during the ascent and although the way was, at times, quite steep all of our pupils made it to the top. On the top we had snack. Some played around spontaneously, while others just enjoyed the nice view. Some of the Students were really true inquirers and found many Knafelc blazes on the trees which helped us to find our way up and down the hill. We were greeted on the way by some goats and cows. It was really fun to test our stamina and endurance, and I believe all of us are looking forward to refilling our batteries again in nature soon.  Mitja Uršič
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MYP Cultural Day – The Slovenian Ethnographic Museum

Friday, 6th October was marked by culture and the hands on experiences of the MYP students. While MYP 1 and 3 had their own interesting workshops, grades 7M and 7I visited SEM (The Slovenian Ethnographic Museum), where they became acquainted with Slovenian Cultural Heritage and History. In addition, they participated at a pottery workshop in which they fashioned small clay vessels by hand and tried a pottery wheel. The photos are a testament to this wonderful and interesting day.  Mateja Kores
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MYP Cultural Day – Straw Museum

To commemorate the Cultural Heritage Week in Slovenia, the MYP students had a cultural day on 6 October. The theme of the week is Precious knowledge and skills; therefore, the 6M pupils visited the Straw museum in Domžale, which represents the traditional Slovenian craft of making hats out of straw. They had a tour of the museum and learned where the craft came from and when, as well as the process of how to make a hat out of wheat. They spent the second part of the day trying to make their own braids out of wheat straw. The visit was interesting and we all learned that making a straw hat is a lot more complicated than we thought at first! Tina Frelih & Kristina Štemberger
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MYP Cultural Day – European & Slovenian Cultural Heritage Week

In the frame of celebrating The week of European and Slovenian cultural heritage, the students of the MYP visited various towns and museums to get to know some of Slovenia's most known handicrafts. The pupils of 8M and 8I, went to Ribnica, a Slovenian town which is very known for pottery and woodcrafts. They visited the museum Rokodelski center of Ribnica/Handicraft Centre of Ribnica, and participated in workshops involving pottery and basket making. The students of 7M and 7I visited The Ethnographic Museum of Ljubljana and participated in a pottery workshop. The 6M pupils took the train to visit Domžale, which is known for straw hat making. They visited 'Slamnikarski muzej' or the Straw Museum and learnt how to make a simple braid, which, in large numbers is needed for one hat to be completed. Anja Podreka
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MYP Cultural Day – Community Project

On Wednesday, the students of MYP 3 had a collapsed day dedicated to the Community Project. They had different workshops where they could exchange views and give each other feedback on their plans and ideas. They learned to evaluate sources and identify reliable sources through a library lesson. Mostly, they worked hard on hashing out the details of their projects and catching up with work. The first stage of the project is thus coming to an end and we are embarking on the new chapter this coming Monday. The students will work on their planning and write a research paper. Exciting times!
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