Events 2018/19

Nov 22 - In-service day (NO school for students)
5 Dec - AGM (Annual General Meeting) at 8:00 am. An invitation will follow. 
Nov 28 - Dec 2 - Upper school MUN trip to Paris to PAMUN
Dec 14 - Winter Pageant (school is out at 12:00ish)
Dec 15- Jan 6 - Winter break
Jan 25 - End of 1 semester
Feb 7-10 - CEESA HS Speech & Debate tournament in Tirana (Albania)
Feb 22 - Estonian Day
Feb 23-March 3 - February break
March 15 - In-service day (NO school for students)
March 28 - Student-led Conferences
April 1-12 - DP2 Mock exams 
April 4-6 - MYP Friendly Olympics
April 11-14 - CEESA MS Knowledge Bowl tournament in Tirana (Albania) 
April 19-28 Spring break
May 1 - May Day - a national holiday, NO school
May 9 - 12 - HOSTING CEESA MS Cultural Arts Festival 
June 7- Leaving/Graduation ceremony (at 10:00)

Call for Nominations for the ISE Management Board (MTÜ IEAE)

The Management Board of ISE seeks nominees to serve on the Board for a two-year term. If you are interested in joining a collaborative group of parent and community leaders to guide and develop the strategic path of the organization, we hope you will put your name forward. We are especially looking for candidates with competencies in finance, strategic planning, and marketing. Similarly, if you know a parent or community leader who would be a strong candidate, please encourage him or her to contact us.
We will have 1 open seat for the upcoming year.
Please provide a short biography (1 paragraph), a statement of interest and a photo that can be distributed to the Membership. Send this material to Reelika Herkel at All nominations must be submitted by no later than 21.11.18.
A copy of the Management Board Member job description is attached to this note. Please note that the board meets once a month, usually on a Wednesday, from 4:00-5:30 pm.
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 5th at 8:00 am and the election will take place at the meeting. Nominees should attend this meeting.
The official invitation and agenda will be forthcoming.
Best regards,
Don Payne,
Attachment –
Board Member Job Description

Staff Inservice day

Please note that Thursday, November 22 is a staff in-service day. There is no school for students.

End of the 1st semester

Please note that this school year the first semester ends on January 25th, 2019 after Winter Break. First Semester Report Cards will be released on January 28th. 
MYP and DP families, please be aware that summative assessments and tests are taking place during the first weeks after the break. Therefore, we kindly ask families not to extend the holidays in January. 

Online Book Fair

Heads up for the Online Book Fair link is set up now. You can begin browsing with your children but please note that you will be able to start purchasing beginning Monday, November 12th.
The books on the site are a selection from the Oxford and Hachette publishers. There are over 200 titles that span all age ranges and include a mix of fiction and non-fiction. There are also titles available for 9+ and teenage ranges.
The Book Fair is open for two weeks, between November 12th to 26th.
Last but not least the school receives 10% of the total order to spend on books for the school library! Thank you for your support!
Happy browsing!
Further info check out the FAQ section on the website or contact Ms. Kadri


MTÜ membership 

Our school/preschool operates in the form of a non-profit association (MTÜ) and according to the articles of the MTÜ, the parents of the students may become the members of the MTÜ. Only members are eligible to vote at the AGM (Annual General Meeting) and EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting). All ISE families who have not yet signed a petition for MTÜ membership are encouraged to do so. Only one parent per family can become a member. Please download the application (available in Estonian, English, and Russian) here, fill it in, sign it, and send the hard copy it to the office. You can also send your application by email to Ms. Katre Pohlak in the ISE office at, but only if you can digitally sign it using Estonian ID-card. 
The information about the membership in Estonian and Russian is available here.

Daily bell schedule and 2018-19 calendar

Please find the daily bell schedule here and school year 2018-19 here.


When venturing out in the dark, take a cue from the locals and wear a reflector. It is a small piece of plastic or fabric that makes pedestrians visible to oncoming traffic. The concept was first invented in 1934 by British road worker Percy Shaw, who was inspired by the reflective qualities of cats' eyes. Virtually all children and over two-thirds of local adults wear reflectors, largely due to a 2011 law that requires their use in darkness and conditions of poor visibility. Please note that the traffic police may issue a fine if you do not wear a reflector. ISE reflectors can be bought from the school office for 3€ a piece.

Nov 19-23 - menu for the week.

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