News and Events
Visit to Museum of Georgia and the National Gallery05 Nov 2018
Students of the American High School visited Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia and the National Gallery. At Georgian museum, they saw a photo exhibition depicting the personal lives of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The exhibition "Diego and Frida. A Smile in the middle of the way" has been traveling to different countries since 2002. Students also visited Soviet Occupation Exhibition Hall and Georgian Costume and Weaponry exhibition. Afterward, they saw the Permanent Exhibition at the National Gallery, which showcases works by distinguished Georgian artists of the 20th century - Niko Pirosmanashvili, David Kakabadze, Lado Gudiashvili and Iakob Nikoladze.
16 Nov 2018
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The workshop on Human Rights13 Nov 2018
On Tuesday, November 13, Human Rights Youth Center conducted a workshop for our pupils on "Introduction of International and European Human rights". The workshop was led by Charlotte Wasseran, an invited trainer from Germany. Human Rights Youth Center, which is based on the NGO MGSDV - Youth for Democracy, will continue similar workshops about human rights on a regular basis for the European School students.
Outdoor Class in Dzalisa05 Nov 2018
9th and 8th class students of American high School visited the site of the former Dzalisa city, Tsilkani Saint Mary Church, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Mtskheta Theatron. In Dzalisa, students had an Outdoor class in Classic civilization. They saw ruins of the former city site: a public pool, Roman-style villa, sewage system and mosaic Triclinium. Students answered questions about the Georgian and Roman relations, innovations of Roman architecture and mythological theme expressed on the mosaics. In addition, they discussed the main principles of the Roman thermal bath construction process.
"Brains Battle" Intraschool Competition01 Nov 2018
An intellectual game “Brains Battle” was held at the European School. At the intraschool competition, students were divided into groups of 5 and each of them answered 15 questions. The championship was held in 3 age categories - from third to fifth grade, from sixth to eighth grade and from ninth to twelveth grade. In the first age category winners became “Combatting Brains” (Georgian Sector, 6th B class) and “Brainiacs” (PYP, 4th/5th classes), in the second category winner was “Tesla” (MYP 8thA class) and in the third category won a group named “American’s Group” (AHS 10th class). At the next level, the best 50% of the European School groups will compete with groups from other schools.
Photo-exhibition “Unknown Tbilisi” and a Walk in the Historic Part of Tbilisi22 Oct 2018
American High School students from the grade 10 had an integrated (Math-Literature) outdoor class. They visited the photo-exhibition “Unknown Tbilisi” at the National Library and learned more about the historical and cultural meanings of remarkable buildings in Tbilisi. As the subject of their lesson was "Optimizing routes for the time management", they picked buildings which evoked interest in them and explored the best possible routes to get there. At the end of the lesson, students took a stroll in the streets of Tbilisi, following the plan created by them.
EducationUSA mini-fair at the European School22 Oct 2018
As the admissions game is becoming ever more complex, it is our duty to help students learn more about their options - from community colleges to state schools, from regional options to the most selective institutions. This is precisely why the mini-fair hosted by the European School welcomed a delegation of representatives from American universities.
Excursion to Tao-Klarjeti18 Oct 2018
On October 11-14, American High School students took a trip to Tao-Klarjeti. They visited historical places of Shavsheti, Klarjeti and Tao and had an unique opportunity to visit the places which are well known to them from Georgian history and hagiography. During a 4-day trip, students and their teachers saw a lot of historical and cultural monuments, such as Mere’s castle, Seytan (Kajeti) castle, Ardahan, Shavsheti, Satle castle, Tbeti, Doliskana, Artvin, Artanuji, JoJokhetis Canyon, Akhiza’s castle, Yusufeli, Otkhta church, Kavkasidze’s castle, Vejangeti castle, Ishkani, Oshki, Khakhuli monastery, Tortum waterfall, Torumi castle and Bana cathedral.
Outdoor Lesson on Mtatsminda16 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 Dmanisi16 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 Ambassador14 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 Vacheishvili13 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.
History Teachers Union from Denmark - Sharing Effective Teaching Practices12 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.
Franklin and Marshall College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute at the European School05 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.