Events 2018/19

Sept 17-18 - In-service days (NO school for students)
Oct 16 - Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct 20-28 - Autumn break
Nov 2 - PYP Costume party
Nov 8-11 - CEESA HS Girls Volleyball tournament in Vilnius (Lithuania)
Nov 15-18 - CEESA MS Robotics tournament in Warsaw (Poland)
Nov 22 - In-service day (NO school for students)
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)

After-school activities

A list of after-school activities was sent home through ManageBac last week. Please also find the list here. Please sign up by sending your child´s choices by email to 
Activities run from September 3 to January 25, with an exception of December 10-14. Most activities start right after school (at 15:30 on Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri; at 14:45 on Thu) and last for 45 minutes. Please see the list enclosed for exceptions. 

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.


ISE uses ManageBac as the main communication tool between the school and students/parents. Please activate your MB account by clicking on the link you received in the welcome email if you haven´t done so already. Please let the office know if you would like to receive a new welcome email. 
Please find a link here to a tutorial on how to navigate a ManageBac parent account. If you have further questions or prefer a personal demonstration, please contact your programme level Principal-Coordinator :
PYP - Terje Äkke
MYP - Kadri Tomson
DP - Ritu Dubey

ISE Photo days 

ISE annual photo days are September 19 and 20 this year. Please find a poster with detailed information here. A big thank you to the PTA for organising it.


ISE Estonian language intermediate conversation group

Tulge harjutama eesti keelt sundimatus keskkonnas!
Tase: B1+ (kesktase)
Hind: tasuta
Kus: ISE, PYP Common area/ Assembly area.
Millal: Neljapäeviti 16:30- 17:30
Kui teil on küsimusi, siis võtke palun ühendust Leah'ga:

Kui sa räägid eesti keelt emakeelena, siis meil oleks ka sinu abi vaja! Palun saada mulle kiri!
Leah Jaques
Eesti keele grupi koordinaator

KUMU Art Museum

It is the last week to experience and enjoy the exhibition of the year in KUMU Art Museum - Michel Sittow. Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe.
A note from the museum: For children 8 to 12 years old, we have created an exciting activity sheet which helps explore the exhibition, get to know Michel Sittow’s days and the famous artist’s works. The activity sheet contains various tasks connected with the display. Ask for the activity sheet at the ticket counter! You can also borrow an activity bag for the children which contains various items to help adjust the tasks on the activity sheet for smaller children four to eight years old.
The best time to visit the exhibition with children is on Sundays from 1 to 3 pm, when the Kumu atrium becomes a Master’s workshop: an activity and crafts area on the theme of Michel Sittow. In the exhibition hall, we have set up a children’s area, where young visitors can browse through a children’s book about Sittow, complete the tasks on the activity sheet and assemble large cubes into a jigsaw of Sittow’s paintings.
For more information, click here.

Student cards

All Grade 1-12 students in Estonia are entitled to have a student card. All students of any age in Estonia can ride any mean of public transportation in Tallinn for free and your student card is proof that you indeed are a student. To get a student card, please bring a passport size photo to the office. All student cards need to be renewed at the beginning of every school year. If you already have a student card, please come by the office to renew it. 

Daily bell schedule and 2018-19 calendar

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

Parking on Staadioni street

We would like to inform you that the traffic signage next to the school has been altered. Stopping, standing and parking are completely prohibited on the school side of Juhkentali street. Please be informed that the traffic police will be monitoring the situation and fines will be issued to those who breach this rule. Please forward this information to the drivers, in case your embassy/company hires taxis to transport the children. There is a parking lot 100 m up the street where the parking is free of charge for 2,5 hours with a parking clock. Please use that when you drop off/pick up children.
Please be aware that due to the weather, the pavement markings have not yet been updated to reflect the change but according to the Estonian Traffic Act the traffic signs on posts overrule the pavement markings.

International Women´s Club

We extend a warm welcome to everyone who moved to Tallinn during the summer and hope, their time in Estonia will be happy and successful! Perhaps becoming a member of the IWCT will make settling in easier? Please find the information here.
If you or anyone else would like to know more about our Club, please visit our website ( or contact us via our Board ( or secretary (
Faize Akçaba
IWCT President

Menu September 10-13 here.

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