IST Opening Ceremony 2 September

Dear Parents

It is almost time for the first day of school and we are excited to welcome you all back, old and new. In order for us to make the first day of school as smooth as possible, we would like to share important information with you.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday, 2 September at 10h00 on the second floor of the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, Suur-Sõjamäe 10a.

The ceremony lasts for 45 minutes after which students and their respective class teachers go to the school building. Parent will stay behind for the General Parent Meeting.

The agenda of the General Parent Meeting includes the practical information about the school, introduction of the IB programmes, voting for the Class Representatives and conducting a Parent Survey.

Parents, students and staff will jointly celebrate in the school building from 12h00 with refreshment provided by the school and at 12h30 there is an opportunity to join us on a guided tour of Ülemiste City. The tour is one hour and thirty minutes and will give you a complete overview of the owner of the school, the current situation in the city and the future plans. Those parents who are not able to join us on the guided tour may take their children home at 12h30. Please register here for the Guided Tour by Thursday, 29 August latest: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MK9KH3L

Languages

Due to an increased demand, we are now able to offer French, German and Russian at all levels starting from grade 3 to grade 10.

New Staff

Our pedagogical team has grown considerably over the summer. We will introduce our new teachers to you at the Opening Ceremony.  

 

 

Class Teachers

Preschool – Latifat Igbin

Grade 1 – Iryna Kozii

Grade 2 – Lisa Parker

Grade 3 – Amber Parker

Grade 4 – Ryan Calupas

Grade 5/6 – Devyn Allen

Grade 7/8 – Martin Tamm

Grade 9/10 – William Parker

Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 were combined classes before, but after the phenomenal growth over the summer period, we are now able to offer these as separate classes.

Timetables

The General Timetable for the school is nearly ready and we will send it to you before the first day of school. The Extra-Curricular Timetable will be finalized after we have completed the list of activities on offer.

Entry Cards

We have different entry cards for parents and students. The entry card for parents is available from Tuesday, 3 September at our front desk. The entry card for students, the e-student card, is not only an identity document, but also an interactive access card that gives access to the building and may be used on public transport like the Tallinn Green Card.

Student cards can be ordered through the Valnes system with the Estonian ID-card:  https://opilaspilet.valnes.ee  or by e-mailing Enely at the front desk enely.raja@nullist.ee. A digital document picture of the child is needed. The card costs 4.50 Euro and is available in September.

Stuudium

The school has migrated from E-kool to Stuudium as the study database. The teacher responsible for managing the database on behalf of the school is Eve Oro. Parents will be guided on how to register and use Stuudium. More information will be shared with you on Monday during the General Meeting.       

Stationary List

The stationary list is updated and we encourage parents to make use of this week to finalise their shopping for the necessary school supplies. The list can be found here for all students from Preschool to Grade 10. https://ist.ee/school-life/good-to-know/

Aftercare

Aftercare is available from 14h00 till 17h00 every day at 60 Euro per month. In the event that you need this service only for a few hours per week, then the cost is 30 Euro per month. The name of the teacher and the room number will be announced soon. Aftercare will start from 4th of September.

Registration for Aftercare and Extra-curricular activities will take place on Monday, 2 September at the General Parent Meeting.

General information

The daily lunch starts from Tuesday, 3 September.

Indoor shoes should be brought to school from Tuesday, 3 September.

The Preschool class is on the second floor.

The school address is Keevise 2. However, the entrance for parking is not on Keevise street, but on Suur-Sõjamäe street, around 50m before the Keevise street turnoff. See map.  

https://goo.gl/maps/BwUdtDFxGYqLQshc6

We advise you to leave home a little earlier on the day as parking on the school premises might be limited on the day. IST and Emily School both have their opening ceremonies on the same day. Alternative parking can be found on the open parking grounds of Ülemiste Shopping Mall.