Events 2018/19

Nov 2 - PYP Costume party (please see the information below)
Nov 8-11 - CEESA HS Girls Volleyball tournament in Vilnius (Lithuania)
Nov 22 - In-service day (NO school for students)
NEW! NEW! NEW! Nov 28 - AGM (Annual General Meeting) - time TBA, 
details will follow closer to the event.
Nov 28 - Dec 2 - Upper school MUN trip to Paris to PAMUN
Dec 14 - Winter Pageant (school is out at 12:00)
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)

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

We are excited to host an online book fair in collaboration with Witra Publishing Group. We hope that through this platform students will find some great books to read, and parents some great gifts ideas for holidays.
The online book fair will run from Monday, November 12th to Monday, November 26th. There will be an online “catalog” with books that parents and children can view, choose and purchase books from. The online book fair will include a wide selection of titles from the Oxford University Press and Hachette Children’s and Teen's catalogs. There will be titles suitable for children in preschool to teenagers, both fiction and non-fiction. As we are nearing the festive season, there will be both festive and seasonal titles included.
The Online book fair site will be up and running from Monday, November 12th. On the site, you will find tips and recommendations as well as instructions of how to order. You will find payment instruction on the site regarding Stripe, a credit/debit card payment platform.
The books purchased will arrive during the first weeks in December.
Happy readings!
Further info: 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. It is important to send in the application prior to October 17, 2018, if you want to be able to vote at the AGM because the MTÜ Board will have to approve all applications for the membership to become active. The AGM will take place in November, the exact date is to be announced shortly.
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.

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