ISI IN THE MEDIA

International School Develops Competitive International Curriculum for Middle School Students

Posted October 1, 2015

 

This article originally appeared in the print edition of Garðapóst on October 1, 2015.

 

 ISI has received considerable attention in the media since receiving a grant from the Chamber Of Commerce.  This excellent article highlights the new upper grades, accreditation and the school´s vision along with our staff.

 

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(Icelandic language)

 
Rás 1 Radio Station Visits ISI!

Posted September 25, 2015

 

There is only one International School in Iceland, and it is housed in Sjálandsskóli in Garðabær. Teaching both domestic and foreign children, classes are often taught in English, but Icelandic children also learn Icelandic as in other schools. The school was formerly known as The Embassy School, but the name was changed to the International School of Iceland to suits its vision and mission for its students. ISI was founded in 2004 by Berta L. Faber, who is currently head of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

"The school has just grown and prospered," says Hanna Hilmarsdóttir, principal. The school recently added a Grade 8, and will continue to expand by adding Grades 9 and 10 this fall.

 

 Along with Hanna, several students were interviewed. Listen to the interview here. (Icelandic language)

New Middle School for International Students

Posted September 22, 2015

 

This article originally appeared in the print edition of Vísir  on September 21, 2015.

 

ISI was featured in Vísir, in recognition of our work as pioneers in international education in Iceland and our continuing expansion as we have added Grade 8 this fall, with Grade 9 and 10 to follow. "We want to bridge the gap between elementary and high school," says Hanna Hilmarsdóttir, headmistress of the International School of Iceland. 

 

 Read the full article here. (Icelandic language)

ISI Receives Grant from Icelandic Chamber of Commerce

Posted September 21, 2015

 

This article originally appeared in the print edition of Viðskiptaráð Íslands on September 21, 2015.

 

ISI's vision to offer accredited, international education to students in grades K-10 by 2018 is off to a great start this year with the addition of grade 8. This week, we also received financial support in the form of a 2.5 million ISK grant from the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce to help with these endeavors. ISI would like to extend its gratitude and appreciation to the Chamber for this encouraging vote of confidence!

 

 Read the full article here. (Icelandic language)

 
International Education in Icelandic and English

Posted March 5, 2015

 

This article originally appeared in the print edition of Garðapósturinn  on February 26, 2015.

 

The International School is the only one of its kind in Iceland that where it is an International school as well as a biligual program. International education enhances the open-mindedness of children and gives them extra opportunities to find themselves in a world that gets smaller with increasing gllobalism.  

 

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Light Greeted on the Birthday of the United Nations

Posted January 28, 2015

 

This article originally appeared in the print edition of Morgunblaðið on January 28, 2015.

 

The beginning of the Year of Light in Iceland and the big birthday of the United Nations, celebrating 70 years this year, was celebrated with a gathering in the Main Building at the University of Iceland. The schedule of the year was announced; also, the Ministers of Education and Foreign Affairs gave speeches.

 

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Countless Events of the Year of Light

Posted February 1, 2015

 

This article originally appeared on the official University of Iceland website on Wenesday, January 28, 2015. 

 

Lightboxes with fun experiments and tools for schoolchildren, photo displays, astronomy on live tv, conventions and lectures are among what will be on offer here in iceland during the International year of Light, which formally started yesterday with an opening ceremony.

 

Read the full article here

 

(Icelandic language)

Making Every Effort to Find a Solution for Her Son

Posted December 1, 2014

 

This article originally appeared in the online edition of Vísir on November 29, 2014. 

 

"Now that I´m getting older, approaching 70, I just want to be allowed to get old and confused like the other old ladies. My son can live a normal life, if he gets the assistance he needs. I want to be able to say to the staff with full dignity, one of you gets paid full night shift," said Dóra S. Bjarnason, professor and mother of Benedikt Hákonar Bjarnasonar, a 34-year-old severely disabled person.

 

Our Spanish Language and Drama teacher, Julio, works with Benedikt as a live-in assistant and is pictured in the full article.

 

Read the full article here

 

(Icelandic language)

Celebrating International Teachers Day 

Posted October 16, 2014

 

This article originally appeared in the print edition of Garðapósturinn on October 16, 2014. 

 

The Parents Association of the International School of Iceland celebrated the International Day of Teachers at the school building at Langalina 8

 

The International Day of Teachers is celebrated on October 5 every year. It provides an opportunity to honor teachers and express gratitude for their invaluable contribution to education.

 

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Algae to the Rescue Again

Posted October 27, 2014

 

This article originally appeared in the print edition of Fréttablaðið on October 25, 2014. 

 

In the early days of the solar system, the Earth was a harsh wasteland, hit by meteorites and shaped by global volcanism. The algae, a prerequisite for viable conditions on the planet, transformed the atmosphere of the planet from one that was poisonous to one that is oxygen-rich. Innovative Icelandic laboratories companies are now attempting to produce omega-3 fatty acids with these vital organisms rather than from fish.

 

Our former Math & Science teacher, Mirjam, worked here part-time and was a part of this vital research!

 

Read the full article here

 

(Icelandic language)

ISI PRESENTS:

The Ice Bucket Challenge

You can feel the excitement of the staff and students of ISI, who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge on August 28. Icy cold excitement! 

 

Similar footage was used during the end credits of the evening news broadcast on RÚV on August 28.

Students Use IPC Learning to Share their Feelings on War
Posted June 17, 2014

 

This article originally appeared on the IPC website on January 28, 2013. 

 

The Milepost 3 children at the International School of Iceland worked collaboratively to create a piece of art to protest against war as part of their international learning during the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) unit of work; The World Through Their Eyes. 

Ice Bucket Challenge 2014
Posted August 28, 2014
 

Students at the International School of Iceland in Garðabær got to pour ice cold water over their teachers at the end of the day today. The so-called Ice Bucket Challenge has spread like wildfire through cyberspace. 

 

A total of 30 students, 13 teachers and four parents participated in good weather today, including the principal, Hanna Hilmarsdóttir. The students and staff held this event to draw attention to the Nordic Conference on MND/ALS which will be held at the Grand Hotel on August 29-30. Guðjón Sigurðsson, Chairman of the Board of MND Iceland, was also in attendance. "It all went together very well and it was really nice to see the kids torture their teachers," he said. Read more here...

Reykjavik International School Opens in 2004

Posted June 17, 2014

 

This article originally appeared in the print edition of Morgunblaðið on September 11, 2004.

 

A deal was signed for the International School of Reykjavik in Víkurskóli on September 8. It was undersigned by the Reykjavik Education chief, Gerður G. Óskarsdóttir. The envoy of the American Embassy in Iceland, Robert Dreesen and Headmistress of Víkurskóli, Árný Inga Pálsdóttir and Headmistress of the International School of Reykjavik, Berta Faber formed an agreement about the running of the international school. Read more here...

 

(Icelandic language)

ISI 10th Anniversary Party

Posted June 17, 2014

 

This article originally appeared on the Garðabær township website on May 16, 2014.

 

On May 14, ISI hosted a special celebration of its 10 years in education, 2004-2014. Guest speakers ncluded Garðabær Mayor Gunnar Einarsson, Paul O´Friel of the US Embassy, Sigrún Boatwright of the Parent-Teacher Association and former student Íris Eva Magnúsdóttir. Read more here, on the Garðabær township homepage!

 

(Icelandic language)

 

 

World Cup Tournament Kicks Off in the International School
of Iceland

Posted June 17, 2014

 

This article originally appeared on the IPC website on May 28, 2014. 

 

Continuing their work on the IPC 

theme “All in One Rhythm,” the entire student body of theInternational School of Iceland gathered together to work in teams to design sports flags. The flags were used to cheer on players in the World Cup Student Tournament on May 23, 2014.

 

Great fun! 

 

International Education in Iceland

Posted May 19, 2014

 

This article originally appeared in the print edition of Viðskiptablaðið on May 8, 2014. 

 

The International School in Garðabær offers international education for children at the grunnskóli level. On May 14, they will celebrate their 10-year anniversary. 

 

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(Icelandic language)

ISI Student Brynhildur Creates a Video for IPC

Posted June 17, 2014

 

This article originally appeared on the IPC Facebook page on May 12, 2014. 

 

An International School of Iceland student appears on the International Primary Curriculum page for doing fantastic work on an assignment for the Gateways to the World theme! 

 

Brynhildur Lilja Kristjánsdóttir, a student in the Bilingual Stream, made a video for an assignment to research the jobs that people carry out in an airport. The learning goal was to discover the different purposes of different groups.

 

Students were asked to research why each job is important, whether or not a specific education is necessary and what special skills or training is needed to carry out each job at the airport.

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