News and Events
“Israeli Center for Young Leaders“ and the European School signed a memorandum of understanding. Exchange programs planned for Israeli and Georgian students supports establishing stable and beneficial collaboration between the youth of two countries. Youth plays an important role in developing friendship, solidarity, and peace in the world. At the meeting, students presented both countries and performed Israeli and Georgian anthem.
Workshop for the parents
The PYP community has conducted another informative workshop for the parents. This time the workshop was orientated on the understanding of the 5 essential elements of PYP. Parents had a chance to not only receive information about them but also see their implementation in action. Our students, under the guidance of the coordinator and their homeroom teachers, have conducted demo lessons for the parents and showed the understanding of the key concepts, application of ATL skills and demonstrated the learner learner attributes. At the end of the workshop parents reflected by sharing their knowledge and understanding of the 5 essential elements and presenting it to the participants.
International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year on February 21. PYP students discussed importance of language and how it is one of the defining element of culture. Students wrote on the posters proverbs and famous sayings from each countries, dance, sing a song. Parents and homeroom teacher were storytelling. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to promote the awareness of language and cultural diversity.
International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year on 21st February. It was first proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999 to preserve and promote linguistic and cultural diversity. Since then it is being celebrated every year across the world by holding different events. It is estimated by UNESCO that half of the over 6,000 plus languages spoken today will disappear in the nearest future. On Mother Language Day, the European School students came to school dressed in national costumes, held calligraphy contest, exhibited alphabet paintings, met writers, arranged a flash mob and participated in a diverse cultural program aiming to preserve mother tongue.
Museum at the School
Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts presented an educational project at the ES and exhibited collection items: manuscripts created in three writing systems used to write the Georgian language as well as Latin, Greek and Italian manuscripts. Among others, an exact copy of the Vani Gospels - the manuscript composed at the Queen Tamar of Georgia’s request was exhibited. The guests showed 3D installation demonstrating a unique heritage of Georgian and foreign manuscripts. Within the project, the students met the Doctor of Philology Eka Dughashvili who held a lecture about unique manuscripts.
On February 17, 6th graders participated in robot competition where robots competed in scoring galls on a football pitch. The competition aimed to motivate students and raise interest in the Robotics subject. The final competition between 6th graders will be held in March where the winning team will be named.
Our Basketball Team at the Basketball Championship
The ES Basketball team became the first team in A group at Tbilisi Basketball Classic 2020 to qualify for the quarter-final where our players won games against the QSI team and the team of Givi Zaldastanishvili American Academy. The final match was tense and exciting. Two players from the ES team left the field due to injuries. This affected the final result- the ES lost 74-79 against QSI.
IB DP students CAS assembly
IB DP students attended the CAS assembly on 14th of February, goal of which was to improve knowledge regarding, CAS project stages. Hereby, throughout the assembly, students have been trained how to register and manage CAS projects in the school electronic system - Managebac.
On February 11, Grade 6 students from MYP met PYP Grade 5 students in PYP library. 6th Graders conducted an orientation session about Exhibition in PYP. They also made presentations and talked about changes in MYP. Meeting was interactive. 5th graders asked questions about lessons, teachers, lunch time, tests and free periods in MYP.
PYP teachers workshop
PYP teachers went to the workshop overseas. They have attended two workshops - Approaches to learning Cat 3 in Dubai (Tina Gugushvili) and Evidencing learning Cat 2 in Cairo (Tamuna Merkviladze). Both of the workshops were very effective and helped to deepen the understanding of IB PYP programme. After the workshops both of the teachers exchanged their experience during the PD sessions.
DP CAS workshop
DP students shared their experience with MYP, during MYP-DP CAS workshop, on 12th of February. 10 graders had a chance to get familiar with main challenges and requirements of IB Diploma Program. Hereby, students have developed understanding of CAS project stages, through different group activities and agreed on multiple project ideas, that will be fulfilled in the future.
The Austrian Ambassador’s Visit to the ES
On November 11, the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Georgia Arad Benkö visited the European School. The honorable guest was welcomed by the school administration and the students with the most popular Austrian names-Hannah and Moritz. Portraits of famous Austrian writers, composers and artists were exhibited in the Main Conference Hall together with translated Georgian versions of books by Sigmund Freud, Hermann Broch, and Stefan Zweig. The aim of the event was to learn more about Austria and Austria-Georgia relations. Teachers and students presented various projects related to Austria. Mr. Arad Benkö addressed the ES students, talked about important activities of the Austrian Embassy in Georgia and answered students’ questions. The event ended with students’ musical performances.
PYP Exhibition Parent orientation meeting
On the 10th of February PYP Exhibition Parent meeting was organized for all Grade 5 parents. The main goal of the meeting was to involve parents into the first stage of the PYP Exhibition process and provide information on what is PYP Exhibition and how the roles and responsibilities are defined. The Exhibition is the culmination of the Primary Years Program. Students synthesize the essential elements of the PYP and share them with the whole school community. It is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the IB Learner Profile that they have developed throughout their engagement with the program. Students are given flexibility in their choice of real-life issues or problems to be explored and investigated. The central idea states a broad conceptual understanding that students will investigate. They explore the local and global issues related to that inquiry, and then prepare a presentation for the community to view. Parents were very active with the questions and received all the answers.