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Global Handwashing Day - Underscoring Health Benefits of Clean Hands

16 Oct 2018

On October 15, European Kindergarten joined the celebration of Global Handwashing Day. Our children learned more about the importance of regularly washing their hands and made an interesting exhibition of crafts, created by them especially for this day. To add excitement to the event, a huge “water drop” doll was invited, which was admired by all our kids. Finally, a funny handwashing competition was held between groups and the winner was announced.

Outdoor Lesson on Mtatsminda

16 Oct 2018

American High School students and teachers took their lesson beyond the classroom walls - 11th graders had an outdoor lesson in the Georgian language at Mama Daviti. Along with their literature teacher Tekla Beradze and homeroom teacher Ana Khutsidze, they visited the Mtatsminda Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures. They went to Nikoloz Baratashvili's grave memorial and discussed his poem “Evening at Mtatsminda”.

Outdoor Class at Dmanisi

16 Oct 2018

American High School 8th graders had an outdoor class at Dmanisi archaeological site. They saw the specific spots where excavations are conducted. Guest speaker, Sophio Panchulidze, an archaeologist who participated in Dmanisi archaeological expedition for 25 years, talked about the life of Dmanisi hominins, Homo Georgicus and explained what plants were spread and what animals lived here at the time. Students also watched the movie about archaeological excavations and discoveries in Dmanisi from 1937 up to this day. Finally, they climbed Dmanisi medieval fortress and enjoyed the site.

Student of European School Awarded by the French Ambassador

14 Oct 2018

Another Success Story of the European School students - as an author of the winning essay in French, our 10th grader Salome Zedgenidze has been awarded by the French Ambassador in Georgia, Mr. Pascal Meunier. Salome took part in the essay contest "Human and Law" and was placed among the top participants. As a winner, she will attend a workshop at Kvareli Training Center of Justice, along with her French language teacher, Tinatin Matcharashvili. The workshop will be focused on the issues of cybersecurity.

Meeting with the European School Graduate Salome Vacheishvili

13 Oct 2018

On Thursday, October 11, European School gladly welcomed its graduate Salome Vacheishvili, which currently holds the position of Admissions Counselor and Recruitment Coordinator at Bard College Berlin. A former graduate of our IB school herself, Salome is well-versed in the college admissions game. Having succeeded on both sides of the fence, she found it easy to engage the audience with an enlightening info-session. As an added benefit, students got to learn more about liberal arts education, concept of which sometimes eludes students as well as educators.

Kings Olympiad Certificate Awards Ceremony

12 Oct 2018

Our students got awarded for their exceptionally successful participation in the Kings’ Olympiad.

History Teachers Union from Denmark - Sharing Effective Teaching Practices

12 Oct 2018

On October 8, 20 teachers from Danish History Teachers’ Union paid a visit to our school. The delegation had been invited by the Georgian Association of History Educators. Natia Pirtskhalava, head of the department of social sciences at the European School, discussed current priorities for teaching history in Georgia and answered their questions regarding effective teaching practices at our school. The guests took a tour around European School and visited our newly renovated library and laboratories.

An unconventional lesson on Vepkhistkaosani for the 4th Graders

11 Oct 2018

On October 8, Lika Vekua, Georgian language teacher at IB PYP, gave her pupils a fun lesson on the poem "Vepkhistkaosani": "-How can I make “Vepkhistkaosani” by Shota Rustaveli more interesting and entertaining for the 4th graders? -This was my biggest challenge as I was preparing for the lesson. I turned to our Georgian library and its librarian, Miss Nino, for help. She provided me with a fair amount of books, posters, board games, maps and puzzles, that made it fun to learn more about this masterpiece of the Georgian literature. In the beginning, I was not sure where to start, so I let my pupils decide. We put all the materials on the table and students started to express their opinions, they engaged in the lively discussion and shared opinions about the poem. In addition, the pupils enjoyed playing the board game of "Vepkhistkaosani". This is how they became little explorers, experiencing the Rustaveli Journey, " said Lika Vekua.

International Teacher's Day and a Surprise for the Teachers at MYP

10 Oct 2018

On October 8, following up on International Teacher's Day, students of our IB Middle Years Programme held an event to appreciate their teachers’ hard work and dedication. They presented drama acts, music performances, handcrafted posters and paintings. As a sweet ending, pupils served delicious cakes and cupcakes, which they had baked all by themselves.

Conversations with Psychologist - Aiming to Improve Communication between Psychologist and Teachers

09 Oct 2018

With the help of its student support center, European School has started a series of meetings “Conversations with Psychologist”. On September 5, school psychologist Ketevan Osiashvili met primary level teachers on the subject “Forms of communication between psychologist and teachers “.

It's Fun to Eat Fruits and Veggies -Healthy Crafts with our Head Cook

05 Oct 2018

In order to promote healthy eating habits in the kindergarteners, the head cook of the European School, Giorgi, paid a visit to us. He explained to them why fruits and vegetables should be an important part of the daily diet and answered their curious questions. Afterwards, our chef turned fruits and vegetables into artworks and created beautiful crafts together with the kids. In the end, children ate their crafts and unanimously decided to eat more fruits and vegetables from now on.

Franklin and Marshall College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute at the European School

05 Oct 2018

On October 2, our school hosted the representatives of Franklin and Marshall College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. European School Students engaged in a lively and meaningful discussion with the representatives and found out more about the college admissions process. The pupils from our International Baccalaureate (IB) programme were pleased to hear that they have a privilege to graduate at Franklin and Marshall College in just three years. As our school is in the process of becoming a STEM school, our students were particularly interested in Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which is a great, test-optional STEM University.

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