On Tuesday, May 4, the students encountered puppets in the making. A fantastic experience was talking to a professional puppeteer via ZOOM, and a great shadow play performance from Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana made the Drama collapsed day special. We had a day full of creativity, inspiration, and learning. It was a success, and we cannot wait to use all the products and skills gained in our final puppetry performances in June.
MYP 3 students created unique sculptures from empty packaging and wire to raise awareness about recycling on Thursday, April 22, when we celebrated international Earth Day. We discussed the importance of environmental art and what privilege (maybe duty) artists have to speak out with important environmental messages for a platform that can reach as many people as possible. Students worked collaboratively and developed skills of communication and teamwork. The artworks are exhibited in the hallway connecting our school buildings 1 and 2.
We are very satisfied with the cooperation and the results of a fruitful collapsed day.
Ms Anja Podreka and Ms Mateja Kores
On Thursday, April 22, we celebrated Earth Day. Our PYP and MYP students participated in some activities connected to it and, in turn, contributed something to our planet.
K1 and K2 students already started weeding and digging, planting seeds and plants in their gardens on Tuesday and continued throughout the week. They also listened to stories about how to be caring toward our planet and also gave some suggestions.
As the whole world celebrated Earth Day, 1m students dedicated some time to our planet, too. We planted our herbs from our indoor garden corner outside, we spend some time under the treetops reading a book connected to the environment, and even a bird came and listened with us. We discussed recycling, took care of our classroom and tidied it during the afternoon programme.
PYP students were running during PE (Environmental Solidarity Run) and donated their kilometres to a good source – to people who have suffered due to the consequences of environmental changes. We pointed out the importance of Earth Day during Slovenian lessons, read a text in Slovenian, and became familiar with a Slovenian ecological poem. Some of the Homeroom lessons this week were connected with cleaning our environment (classrooms, lockers, drawers) and conversations about how small actions can make a difference to our planet.
6m and 7m students took action and went outside with the purpose to clean the school’s surrounding (the area from Bratovševa ploščad to the home for the elderly). 8i and 8m students had a cultural day, and they celebrated Earth Day by focusing on environmental art, recycling, and upcycling.
Thank you all for contributing your good deeds to our unique planet.
Earth Day Every day.
Don’t throw your future away.
On Friday, April 16, grade 1 hosted a guest. We invited Mrs Tina Starec Klobasa, a teacher from the Slovenian department. She brought her kamishibai and told us a story about a bear who lost his hat. It was almost like being in a theatre. Thank you Mrs Tina for being a part of our current unit about words, stories and communication.
MYP students enjoyed a diverse and active language-based cultural day on Tuesday, April 13. They had workshops that catered to every learning style. From tickling their imagination and visual learning, they were engaged in a stop-motion animation workshop with alternative story endings. You can view their animations here. To satisfy the performers in them, they were able to enjoy a dramatisation of a well known Slovenian folk tale Martin Krpan. Last but not least, we could not let all the hard work go unrewarded, so students prepared some sweet snacks in the cooking workshop, which were inspired by Hensel and Gretel as well as The Three Little Pigs. The language acquisition team is very proud of the students’ products, and we are already looking forward to next year’s topic!
On Wednesday, April 14, 5M students had a collapsed day in school. Their work focused on analysing how MYP students deal with stress, their stressors, their consequences, and what kind of actions they take to fight against it. Even though students were working hard, they enjoyed, had fun and learnt a lot.
Students of 6M have been reading Roald Dahl’s autobiography – Boy. They were learning about his interesting childhood and shocked by how many times the headmaster beat him with a cane. They wrote a letter in Dahl’s mother’s name complaining to the headmaster about this harsh punishment. Here are some of their letters.
Ms Tina Frelih
Last week, our PYP and MYP students completed another Plenary topic – International mindedness.
1M students were getting to know world flags and shared their knowledge about these countries.
2M and 3M students compared themselves to their classmates – their native countries’ traditions and culture.
4M and 5M were researching cultural, historical and natural sights in their countries and location. They created and filled in their countries’ outlines.
MYP students were researching different countries around the world. Their task was to create a tourist guide, brochure or an infographic with details and information about a chosen country.
All the students learned something new and enjoyed the lessons very much!
Mr Simon Zoretič Gajser & Ms Tina Frelih
On Wednesday morning, March 31, our kindergarten children enjoyed searching for a surprise from the Easter Bunny in our playground. Well, the Easter Bunny was a little bit naughty because he hid the treats very well. In the end, the children found them and carried them happily home in their lovely baskets, which they made by themselves.
Dear DKIS community,
It is with deep regret that we inform you of some unfortunate news. One of our student’s passed away this week. As a result, we will adapt the lessons in the following days because of this tragic loss.
Though our words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will support all of us during this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences.
Teachers and students.
Next week (15th March), we are starting with football training for 1st. Grade students, and it will take place once a week. Because of the Covid-19 situation, training sessions will be organized as follows:
– Students will be safely distanced (2 – 3m),
– Groups will not exceed 10 participants,
– Training will take place in the dome, which will be aired regularly,
– We will disinfect all the equipment,
– Students will wash their hands before and after training,
– We will follow all instructions from the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).
MONDAYS, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm 1a & 1b
TUESDAYS, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm 1c, 1d & 1m
Thank you for your understanding.
This year’s Community Project tested us with a plethora of challenges that our MYP 3 students mastered skilfully. I am very proud that they showcased being excellent IB learners. Our students carried out their presentations with professionalism and grace, from being risk-takers to caring to open-minded and flexible.
A big thank you to all the mentors and teachers who supported the Community Project process as well! Without your help and guidance, the students could not complete their project to such a high standard.
I would like to commend all students for their achievements, but some have received a special teacher’s award for their efforts.
Maria Kurakina – Special Teachers’ Award for Overall Excellency
Maria Koutsikou – Special Teachers’ Award for Overall Excellency
Nicolas Bojan Ivanec – Special Teachers’ Award for Overall Excellency
Katarina Korošec – Special Teachers’ Award for Overall Excellency
Gaia Ranđenović – Special Teachers’ Award for Overall Excellency
Isabela Sarah Williams – Special Teachers’ Award for Excellent Action
Živa Pilgram – Special Teachers’ Award for Overall Excellency
Batu Mumcouğlu – Special Teachers’ Award for Excellent Action
In addition, big congratulations to Katarina Korošec, Gaia Ranđenović and Anđela Sparić for receiving the Popular Vote Award for their presentations!
We are looking forward to next year’s presentations!
Ms Mateja Kores
Community Project Coordinator
I’m Hanna Sarossy from 8M, and my topic for the community project was “Relationships and suicides”. My goal was to raise awareness about teenage suicide attempts caused due to relationship problems. With my partner, Nihed, we created a YouTube video ← click to view, where we gave advice, asked passers-by for their opinion, and presented an expert’s perspective.
“THE POWER OF THE MOMENT”
“Anyone who is involved in photography sees more.”
During March, we are holding a photography competition, and anybody is welcome to present their photo. The theme is – THE POWER OF THE MOMENT.
Try to capture a moment where you feel some power within yourself or the environment, in nature, family, friends, and where you want to express your feelings while taking the photo. Label your photo with either a word, a phrase or a sentence.
The submission deadline is March 26th. The announcement of the best photos is on March 31st. read more…