IST Newsletter

Dear Families

We take the opportunity to express our gratitude to each of you for choosing IST as the best option for your child’s education. You and your families make our school a good place for our children. Together with the teachers is it a great place for teaching and learning.

We have come to the end of the first term, and we went through some changes during the term. We managed to start with our Aftercare Class, and from all accounts, it is evident that Evgeniia is doing a fantastic job with our students. We still have a place for two more students in her class.


The list of activities was sent to you some time ago, and we have had a slow response. Robotics in English will start on Tuesday 30 October at 16h00 till 17h15. The price is set at 40 Euros per month. Should you wish to enrol your child, please send an email to

New staff

Our new PE teacher will join us on Monday, 29 October. We are looking forward to welcoming Miguel Machado to our specialist team of teachers.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports by Instituto de Estudos Superior da Maia (Portugal) and in the last ten years dedicated his professional life to sports and teaching the youth of different ages. He started his teaching career in Portugal in middle school and spend a few more years working with kindergartens and primary schools. His first international experience was in China working with groups between 5-10 years old. He now calls Tallinn his second home coaching football in Harju JK with one under 14 group.

Our students will benefit tremendously from the experience of Miguel. Welcome to IST! ?

We are actively recruiting a new Grade 1 teacher and will inform you as soon as we find a suitable replacement for Mr Whitley. Our gratitude to Charlie for standing in during this period of recruitment.

Younger learners

Many of our students arrive in the country lagging in English, the language of tuition at IST. It is particularly true for our very young learners, and we think that it is critical to prepare them for their first experience of English education. To this end, we have acquired the services of Natallya, a young learner specialist who will work with them from Monday, 29 October.

To enrol your child and for further instruction on how to proceed, contact our Director of Marketing and Communication,

Communication Policy

We have completed our Communication Policy, and you can read it here:


We held our final assembly for the first term based on the IB Learner Profile, highlighting three values namely Caring, Balanced and Reflective which also underscores the values of IST.  We will continue with these throughout the year. We leave you with a few photos from our final assembly to end the first term. Happy Autumn Break!