SCHOOL NEWS

Here you can find more information about all the interesting activities for our staff, students and parents at ISI! You can also take a look at news and photos from our previous school year in the new School Archive

ISI PRESENTS:

2017 ISI Year in Review

ISI Says Goodbye to the School Year
June 2018
 

The end of the year is a time for students to explore the local environment and enjoy the spring weather (if there is any sunshine to enjoy!).  ISI students have been to the National Stadium, gone caving and explored local museums recently. A Grade 4 class went on a field trip to the publishing company Forlagið. Students went on a hunt among all the books to find the most and least attractive covers before each received a copy of the newly published book, Ofurhejturvíddin. 

 

And to our students who are graduating, we have a little message: 

To our students,

We're glad we were your teachers;
We've come to love you so.
We can't believe the end is here.
We hate to see you go!
Remember all the fun we had
in all the things we did,
But most of all remember...
You're a very special kid!


Thanks to all our students, staff, our PTA, and the rest of the ISI Family for another wonderful school year! 

ISI Expands to New School Building! 
August 22, 2017 (Updated November 17)
 

We are happy to announce that part of the school has moved to a historical landmark in Garðabær. The house, called Þórsmörk, is located on the perimeter of the school grounds.

Þórsmörk offers not only more teaching space but large outdoor play areas and expansion possibilities for the future.

 

Students in grades K-3 officially moved into Þórsmörk on Friday, November 17, after a special ribbon cutting ceremony and a small celebration in their new learning spaces. 

School Events

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 
 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY
Details
To Be Announced

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23
 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Early Release

** No Lunch Today, But Bring a Morning Snack!

EARLY SEPTEMBER 
 

TREE PLANTING DAY

Details TBA

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
 

STAFF DAY

No School Today

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
 

SAMRÆMD PRÓF BEGINS

National Testing for Grade 7

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
 

SAMRÆMD PRÓF ENDS

National Testing for Grade 7

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
 

SAMRÆMD PRÓF BEGINS

National Testing for Grade 4

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
 

SAMRÆMD PRÓF ENDS

National Testing for Grade 4

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
 

STAFF DAY

No School

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
 

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES

Schedule To Be Announced

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
 

STAFF DAY

No School

DECEMBER 21 - JANUARY 2
 

HOLIDAY VACATION

No School

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3
 

SCHOOL RESUMES

Classes begin at 8:15 AM

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10
 

STAFF DAY
No School

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11
 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Schedule TBA

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
 

ÖSKUDAGUR (COSTUME DAY)

Early Release

FEBRUARY 19 - 23
 

WINTER BREAK

No School

THURSDAY, MARCH 8
 

NATIONAL EXAM

Grade 9

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
 

NATIONAL EXAM

Grade 9

MARCH 26 - APRIL 2
 

SPRING BREAK
No School

TUESDAY, MAY 1
 

LABOR DAY

No School

FRIDAY, MAY 11
 

STAFF DAY
No School

MONDAY, MAY 21
 

NATIONAL HOLIDAY

No School

FRIDAY, JUNE 8
 

END-OF-YEAR CEREMONY

Schedule To Be Announced

THURSDAY, APRIL 19
 

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

No School

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
 

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES

Schedule To Be Announced

 
Making New Friends at Bolton St. Catherine's Academy
November 21, 2017
 

On Tuesday, November 21, the students Grade 4, Skógafoss class, used Skype to meet with two classes from Bolton St. Catherine‘s Academy (BSCA) in the UK. The students at BSCA are currently learning all about volcanoes as a part of their “Extreme Earth” themed project, so naturally they turned to a school in Iceland for some firsthand information.


Our students are currently doing a book study on Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, which is set in Iceland. They are also studying the Active Planet theme in IPC, which covers volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as studying the science of volcanoes in their STEAM lessons, so they were more than happy to link up with BSCA and share their research and knowledge. Skógafoss class also taught the students how to say “eldfjall” which is the Icelandic word for volcano. 

 

Some of the questions our students  were asked included: 

 

We hope to link up again soon, and sing a song about volcanoes together!

Thank you to the students and staff at BSCA for allowing us to use their photos! 

Click here to listen to the audio book recording of Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne.

CONTACT US

International School of Iceland

Langalina 8

210 Garðabær

ICELAND

354 - 590 - 3106 Phone
354 - 690 - 3100 

admin@internationalschool.is 

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