4M – Herbariums of Leaves

On Monday, 20 September, 4M had a Science Day – Herbarium of leaves. First, students worked on research skills and tried using the identification Tree key. Then, based on their leaves, they found the names of the trees to which the leaves belong. For each leaf, they wrote the name of the leaf’s tree, location, date, and type. They also designed a table of contents and front page and developed their organization skills. All groups proved that they have good social skills and that they know how to divide work equally. Their results can be seen here.

PYP – Sports Day

On Friday, 29 September, our PYP and KG students had a sports day. They participated in various activities such as rollerblading, skikeing and roller skateing. They had lots of fun.

3M – Library Under the Trees

In the first couple of weeks of September, PYP 2, 3 and 4 students participated in the “Library Under the Trees” programme. They dedicated at least one lesson to individual or class reading in the playground.
They all had a lot of fun.

MYP – Sports Day – Sv. Jošt

On Thursday, 23 September, MYP students hiked their way up to ‘Sveti Jošt above Kranj’, and we were fortunate enough to have ideal weather. We had a beautiful day and returned to school happy and slightly tired.

PYP Cultural Day – Internationalism

On Friday, 17 September, the PYP students had a cultural day. The topic was ‘Internationalism’. Students were involved in various activities connected to different cultures and customs, food, games, clothes, music and literature. They especially enjoyed sharing the artefacts and other materials associated with their countries.

Reading Under The Treetops

As part of the project Library under the treetops, MYP students spent an English lesson reading outside in our school’s playground in September. They found the activity relaxing, calming and healthy since they could spend some time outdoors in the warm sun. Their reflections on ATL skills and Learning profiles are posted in the school hallway. We encourage the students as well as their parents to continue reading outside whenever they get a chance!

Tina Frelih

5M – Library Under the Trees

Last week, 5M students had a rare opportunity to read under the trees and the weather was perfect for it. Here are some photos of the students.

1M – Reading Under the Trees

​On Friday, 10 September, grade 1 students had a very special Library Lesson. After getting to know the Library rules, they had a guided tour and hands-on presentation of our school library, followed by a reading session under the trees on the school playground.
We learned many new things and had great fun while reading “Forest Friends Go To School”, a book by Kathryn Warner, which also talked about respecting the books and the library.

1st Day of School 2021/22

Dear DKIS community,

Even though most of you are still enjoying your well-deserved time off, I would like to share some information regarding the 1st Day of  School – Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

– Students should gather at 10:00 am in the dome.

– They will have two homeroom lessons and finish at approximately 11:30 am.

– All students will receive school supplies in school and a snack will be provided.

I am looking forward to seeing you all.

Best wishes,

Klemen Strmljan
Head of International Department

30th Anniversary of Slovenia’s Independence

Dear students and parents,

Tomorrow we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence. The students from both departments of our school have prepared a celebration in the form of a video. We invite you to take a look and celebrate this special birthday with us.


Have a great summer and see you in September.

International Department Team

6M & 7M – Sports Day – Ludus Beach Park

On Wednesday, 23 June, 6M and 7M students went to the Ludus Beach Park Ljubljana. There they had a chance to play beach volley and learn the specifics of the sport with professional mentors. A tournament was held and the winning team this year was Metuljčki (the Butterflies). Congratulation!

Kunapato Cooking Event

On Tuesday, 22 June, 5m students participated in one of the Kuhnapato public cooking events. They were cooking in Spar, BTC, and prepared a risotto dish with lentils, millet and buckwheat. All the tasters found the risotto delicious!
Ms Katarina

PYP Sports Day – Footgolf

PYP students had their last sports day for this school year. They played 18 holes of Footgolf at Sneberje – Ljubljana. They enjoyed the day even though it was sweltering.

Active Days Project

On Friday, 18 June, the students who successfully completed the active days project were rewarded with a visit to WOOP – Trampoline Park. They all had a fun time and enjoyed it immensely.

6M – Puppetry Performance

Grade 6 students have prepared an unforgettable shadow puppetry performance consisting of six short plays. They wrote the scripts themselves during Language and Literature under the mentorship of Ms Tina Frelih. The stories were classical fairy tales with a modern twist and important morals of the story. The shadow puppets were made on the collapsed day and finished at Drama lessons. All students exhibited a lot of focus and cooperation in a short period of time. We did not have the usual rehearsal time due to the lockdown. Students have put on a really excellent show, considering we only have 45 minutes a week. We finished the puppets, backgrounds and rehearsed in small groups to show a well put together performance.
Congratulations, 6m!
Ms Mateja Kores, Ms Tina Frelih and Ms Anja Podreka

Invitation – Summer Museum Night

Nina Koželj and I cordially invite you all to join us for the Summer Museum Night – an (inter) event of the LIKfest Art Festival.

“We are all in the same boat.”
in front of the Pionirski Dom building on Vilharjeva cesta 11, Ljubljana
OPENING: Saturday, 19 June, at 9.30 pm [until 5 July]

The past year’s reality has profoundly interrupted the continuous exhibition production of the art festival LIKfest. It also made it impossible to present children’s works on the theme of landscape in the gallery of Pionirski Dom. The natural landscape has therefore been replaced by a virtual one this year. The spatial installation in the garden of Pionirski Dom interrogates contact and touch with the help of a virtual language, more precisely a video documentary, where its primary linear narrative, the artistic element of the line resides and settles through the hologram. The light line is subjective and elusive, but above all, difficult to repeat and manifests itself in the installation as a light record. It forms a hologram in the form of a juxtaposition of the work of several cartoonists. The project’s production took place in school environments and continued as group work, hence the installation title.
PARTICIPANTS: Primary school students of the City of Ljubljana
Nina Kozelj, Boris Beja
Video: Blaz Bergant
Thank you to everyone who will participate and help us with the project!
Ms Anja Podreka


Dear parents of 8m and 8i,
The MYP teachers would kindly like to thank you for the thoughtful gifts we have received from our students. The teachers agree that it is nice to feel appreciated, and they feel grateful for the effort you and the students have put into organising yourselves and selecting the gifts. You have really made our day. Thank you for your support, guidance, encouragement and participation throughout this tumultuous school year as well as the final days at our school.
Thank you very much!

Tina Frelih & Tadeja Galonja

PYP Exhibition – article

​Students of 5m have finished with their PYP Exhibition this week. It has been a long process and quite an experience. Maria Madeleine Svetlana Magnus wrote an article as part of her action for the exhibition. Through writing it, she has learned how to improve her vocabulary and organization of texts. You are welcome to read it and learn what the PYP Exhibition was all about. (click here)

Tina Frelih