Do not miss your chance to see the only internationally accredited kindergarten in the South Moravian region! Open day coming at International school of Brno next week!
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Save the date for this annual International School of Brno gala!
Open to the public.
Come and see how we do things at ISB
This year will be very special because we celebrate our 10 year anniversary!
Dear ISB families,
We hope that you are enjoying the last days of the summer holidays. We would like to inform you about the first day of school which is Monday, September 3.
At 8:30am, all parents and students (including Kindergarten) will meet in front of the main entrance and go with their children to their homeroom. Homeroom and class teachers will be holding signs for their year group. Parents/legal guardians and students will accompany teachers to the classrooms where they'll spend about 15 minutes together.
At 9:00am, we ask all parents/legal guardians to come to the auditorium for the annual first day presentation (students will remain with their teachers). The main presentation will take just 20 minutes.
At 9:20am, secondary and high school families will be invited upstairs to meet the teachers and see the new and old spaces.
Primary and kindergarten families will stay in the auditorium for a presentation on the IB Primary Years Programme.
At 9:35am, primary and kindergarten students and all secondary and high school families will return to the auditorium.
At 9:40am, there will be a presentation for all Year 7 to 11 parents and students about Service Learning. At the same time, IB Years 12 and 13 families are invited to the library upstairs, where Ms. B and homeroom teachers will discuss the important dates for the year.
Please check the Important Dates Calendar for 2018/19 on the ISB website and the list of supplies for individual classes which was sent in the email.
We are looking forward to seeing you.
The ISB team
I am very proud to announce that as of 19th of June ISB is a Primary Years Program (PYP) candidate school with the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB).
This will allow us to continue our work developing a primary and kindergarten curriculum that will offer the best education by building on the expertise we have as a school and combining it with the PYP.
The Primary years Programmme is a highly innovative and inquiry-led program, that challenges students to think creatively and critically, take responsibility for their learning and explore local and global issues in real-life contexts. It matches completely with the mission, values and teaching style of ISB.
All year, our team has been working very hard towards achieving this goal.
On behalf of the entire primary team, thank you for a fantastic year of working together and helping our students grow. We are very excited to continuing that in 2018/2019.
We are proud to announce the patronage of Brno Mayor Mr. Petr Vokřál of Colours and Flavours of ISB Festival which will take place on 26th of May at ISB. What an honor!
As every year ISB has organized swimming lessons for our primary students in years 2 to 6. Year 1 and Kindergarten swimming will take place separately in May.
In total there will be four 45-minute lessons taught in ability groups led by qualified instructors. For all students swimming is mandatory and replaces regular PE time. If a student is not swimming for health reasons, they will be expected to travel to the swimming pool with the group and watch the lessons. There will be no in-school supervision provided.
The swimming dates are in the school calendar and take place on the following dates:
April 6, 13, 20 and 27
Students will be leaving school on Fridays at approximately 10:00am and coming back at 12:40 for lunch.
All participants will need following items:
Students who do not swim will also need to get changed into their shorts and wear plastic shoes.
Please note that parents can observe the lessons from the swimming pool cafeteria however they cannot access the swimming pool or the changing rooms before, during or after the lessons. Thank you for your understanding.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
prepare your best outfits and get ready for the 2nd annual ISB Ball! Last year was a huge success and we believe this year will be even more exciting!
WHEN: 16.2.2018 (Friday) from 18:00 till midnight
WHERE: Semilasso, Palackého 162, Brno - Královo Pole
The ball is opened to public and the whole ISB community - secondary and high school students, parents and staff. Primary (and KG!) students have to stay at home - sorry!
This year you can look forward to:
Moreover, this year we will crown the King and Queen of the ball! Stay tuned for details!
Here is the link to the Facebook event. Feel free to share it with your community. Everybody is welcome! The Facebook event will be updated regularly so make sure you check all the updates.
Student tickets 100 CZK and adult tickets 150 CZK available at the ISB reception desk and at the door. The sale will be announced.
Contratulations to our year 5, 6 and 7 students for winning 1st and 3rd place in their category of the Bratslam poetry competition!
Your performances were absolutely stunning, thank you for being great representatives of ISB abroad!
In September ISB has launched cooperation with teachers from Austria. Click on the link below to read more. The article is in Czech.
We would like to invite you to another round of workshops for primary parents that takes place on Monday, October 16th from 15:05 to 16:20.
Do not miss this exciting opportunity to get to know the city from an unusual perspective - at night! The route leads through most of the historical highlights - Špilberk castle, St. Peter's church, the cabbage market and the old town hall. Sign up now at https://www.behejbrno.com/510-mil-brnem/registrace/.
We are very proud to announce that the International School of Brno is now accredited with the Council of International Schools. We would like to congratulate the entire school for the hard work and commitment to this achievement. Special thanks and congratulations to Mr. Menon.
Working towards CIS accreditation has been a valuable experience for ISB. We now enter a new phase of the accreditation cycle in which the school will plan for further development and report to CIS on our progress.
You are cordially invited to the ISB Summer Production - The Factory, 21st of June at ISB.
There will be two performances:
The Chocolate Factory looms large over the city, a place of magic, mystery and intrigue. No-one has ever been spotted going in or out of the factory. Its owner, Factory Man, has never been seen and remains an elusive figure. Yet all of that is about to change...
Looking for his successor, Factory Man invites seven children to the factory to compete in The Grand Choc-Off, a series of tasks designed to test the candidates' pluck, tenacity and character, and determine who will be the future of the factory.
Who will triumph? Who will succumb to the pressure? Will the secrets of Factory Man ever be revealed? Come with us on this journey and discover the magical world of The Factory.
You may have noticed that ISB is hosting special visitors this week - these are the members of the Council of International School. Yesterday they also met with the representatives of both primary and secondary councils.
We are thrilled to announce that on Friday, May 19th, ISB is hosting an international football tournament for our primary students.
Students will be playing againts children from international schools of Bratislava and Ostrava. Your child can either play (years 2 to 6) or cheer on the ISB team. Please click here to see more details. We will be happy to see you around!
Dear ISB families,
It is with great pride that I get to write to you today to announce that the International School of Brno is now an IB World School (so soon!) offering the Diploma Programme to our Years 12 and 13 students.
I would like to thank all of you for your support and hard work. The visiting team had many positive things to say about our school, our teachers, our students and their parents. I would especially like to thank Ms. Barbara Albrechtova, our IB coordinator, for organising the application. I am absolutely confident that our Diploma Programme will be a huge success.
The hard work is not over. We are still busy planning the details of our Diploma Programme. We will be keeping you informed about further developments over the course of the rest of the year.
For now, let's take a moment to be proud of ISB and to celebrate the opening of Year 12 in September 2017, with Year 13 to open in September 2018.
Once again, thanks to all of you for your continued support.
Head of School
The ISB Easter Fair will be held on Thursday, 20th April 2017 after school in the cloakroom.
There will be many stands with Easter Crafts, Games, Face painting, Henna painting, Easter Decorating, Coffee & Cakes stall and much more on offer for both children and parents alike to enjoy. As our new attraction is a healthy bar which is full of fruits and vegetables.
During the day, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for all Kindergarten children and Primary students (help needed to prepare the eggs on Tuesday, 18th April - if any parents could stay a little longer, that would be much appreciated). Older students will receive an Easter surprise gift on the day too. We also need parent volunteers on 20th April to help hide the eggs.
This year, we are planning a great Easter Raffle with half of the money raised to go to a local charity of the ISB students' choice. We would welcome any donations of gift items that could be included in the Raffle. Please leave them at Ms. Barbora's office until 19th April the latest.
Thank you for your support and generosity!
On April 10th from 15:00 to 17:00 there will be the registration day at the International School of Brno. We look forward to welcome our new students!
We would like to invite you to the Usborne Book Fair. It will take place on Monday, March 27th and Tuesday, March 28th in the ISB Cloakroom.
As before, the fair will run from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.. Children can choose their books in the morning with the help of their teachers or together with you in the afternoon. Each child receives £1 discount on a purchased book.
We hope you will find many interesting books for the whole family.
Come and celebrate the accomplishments of our scientists! We kindly ask you to provide feedback to the students and encourage you to ask questions about their projects.
As you know, our students have been working on their science research projects and will display and share their knowledge with their parents, family and friends on Wednesday, March 8 from 14:00 to 15:00.
The students should be able to:
- introduce themselves, explain the title of project, purpose, and why they chose the topic,
- restate the question, state the hypothesis, and explain their variables,
- summarize the experimental procedures, using any pictures from their board to clarify and explain,
- use data - charts, graphs, pictures, diagrams and discussion to explain the results of their experiment,
- explain whether the results support or refute the hypothesis (and why) and explain their conclusions.
We would like to invite all children and parents for an ice-skating event on Saturday the 25th of February. (You can bring a friend or a family member)
We can use the Ice-skating rink from 17:45-18:45 o'clock. It is possible to change into your skating gear 15 minutes before. Please be aware that you have to ware gloves and a helmet to be allowed on the ice.
Hokejová hala dětí a mládeže | Sportovní hala Sportpoint
Střední 595/26, Brno, 602 00
We will make a list on the PTA board near the entrance for people who want to swap or sell their kids winter gear. For example: ice-skates. Have a look!
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We would like to invite you to the parent-student-teacher conferences of years 2 to 6. These take place on two days: Monday, January 30th and Tuesday, January 31st from 3:05pm in individual classrooms.
Please note that the year 1 conferences will take place during February and you will be invited by Ms. Vicky.
Please note that your child needs to be present at the conferences. You will be taken around the classroom, shown the portfolio folders and explained what learning takes place in the classroom. You will also have the opportunity to discuss the end of term reports with the teacher. The reports will be emailed home this Friday.
If you would like to arrange a meeting with Mrs. Vance, Ms. Judith, Mrs. Kovarikova or Mrs. Rowe, please contact them directly.
Ice skating starts in February!
* Takes place at the Skating rinks near Luzanky park
* Each Thursday in February between 10:30 and 11:30
* Skating dates are: February 2nd, 16th and 23rd
* No extra fee for skating
Happy New Year and welcome back to ISB! Brno has turned into a Winter Wonderland! Check out the picture from today's recess at ISB. We wish everybody a good start to 2017!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ISB team
The school finishes on December 16th at 12:30. We are looking forward to see everybody back on January 3rd, 2017.
We would like to invite everybody to the Winter Fun Afternoon this Friday, December 9th, from 13:05pm. Students have put together a variety of activities that are inspired by winter and often also by what we have been learning about.
Here is a brief overview of the programme:
13:05 - 14:30
winter activities: feel free to visit year 2 to 6. Just to give you a small taste there will be a special Christmas maze or food prepared by the year 3 students and families.
drama club sketches in the auditorium: feel free to stop by in the auditorium at any point to see a series of sketches writen and performed by the students
fund raising mini bazaar ran by Charity club outside the auditorium: Students will be selling food, drinks and you will have an opportunity to play board games with them for a small financial contribution. All the money will be donated for charity.
14:40 - 15:00
musical performance of classes in the auditorium
15:00 - 16:30
PTA organizes ISB Christmas Fair in the cloakroom
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Visit our ISB stand at the High School Fair at the Brno exhibition ground in pavillon G1, stand nr. 21. You can also meet our High School students who are representing ISB at the fair. Today from 9 to 18:00, tomorrow 9:00 to 17:00.
We are proud to announce that ISB organized a literacy contest as part of the British Day in Brno 2016 hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce. Students from local secondary schools specializing in English took part and wrote a thesis on Is it sometimes necessary lie? The winners of the competition were announced at the British Day conference. A big congratulations to the first place winner Klára Francová who won a tablet! You can read her work HERE.
We would like to invite you to our Christmas Music Recital that will take place on Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 3:15pm in the ISB auditorium.
You can look forward to solo piano pieces, duets, improvisations and hopefully some surprise guests.
There will be a small reception after the show. Any donations in a form of non-alcoholic drinks, sweet or savoury snacks etc. (no nuts please) will be very much appreciated.
Come and soak in the Christmas atmosphere through listening to ever green Christmas tunes and much more.
Anybody is welcome to support us so please spread the word.
Thank you an looking forward to see you there,
the ISB music students - Amir, Eliska, Ella, Fernando, Freddy, Ina, Jenny, Jerry, Lenka, Lucia, Martina, Remi, Silvie, Tomas, Vojta, Yun and guests :-)
You will have another chance to see ISB students performing. This time they will be caroling at Freedom square on November 29th starting at 10:30am. Come and soak up the peaceful traditional Brno Christmas atmosphere!
The ISB Drama Club shared their acting skills with the public for the first time at the Expart Festival at Fléda last Friday. We are proud to say that they did really well. Here are a few pictures from the Labyrinth performance.
The kindergarten had a wonderful time looking at the beautiful autumn colors on our nature walk!
The children had a 'spotto' chart to tick off the places they saw along the way. They also added some of their own, such as waste disposal, an old-people's home and specific shops. We visited the police station too, where they got to see how the police monitor the area with cameras that can zoom in really close to the target spot! The children asked some really good questions that received interesting answers!
Year 6 will host a very special guest today - Mr. Roman Ondrůj, head of regional news on Czech TV. The students will interview him about how the news is gathered and broadcast. Later in October, Year 6 plans to visit the Czech TV studio which has recently moved to Brno - Líšeň.
The 2016-2017 school year at ISB has begun! Welcome! We wish everybody - the students, the parents, and the staff - an amazing year full of respect, hard work and fun!
We hope that you are enjoying last days of the summer holidays and would like to inform you about about the first day of school which is Monday September 5.
We hope that you are enjoying last days of the summer holidays and would like to inform you about about the first day of school which is Monday September 5.
All parents, students and Kindergartners will meet at 9:00 am in front of the main entrance. Homeroom teachers will be holding signs for their Year group. Please note that we are now switching to Years. You can find your child(ren)'s class(es) using the table below.
Last Year of KG is now Year 1
Grade 1 is now Year 2
Grade 2 is now Year 3
Grade 3 is now Year 4
Grade 4 is now Year 5
Grade 5 is now Year 6
Grade 6 is now Year 7
Grade 7 is now Year 8
Grade 8 is now Year 9
HS1 is now Year 10
HS2 is now Year 11
Parents/legal guardians and students will accompany teachers to the classrooms where they'll spend about 15 minutes there together. After that, we ask all parents/legal guardians to come to the auditorium at 9:20 for the annual first day presentation. Here you will find out more details about what is planned for the school year. Students will be with their teachers in classes and before the end of presentation they will meet again with parents (cca at 10:00). The presentation is the last event of the first day and students are supposed to leave the school. Kindergarten and clubs will not be opened on Monday.
For parents of students who attend the Czech programme, there will be a meeting in the auditorium at 10:20 about how Czech is taught and the collaboration between ISB and the Czech school.
Check out the very first issue of our school magazine!
ISB is now having a politics club. Anyone from secondary and highschool can join it. Members talk about the current situation in the world and about politicians. Members also discuss topics they want to talk about next time. Meetings are once a week on Wednesday from 12:30-13:00 in Mr. Smith's class.
The student council at ISB has worked for several weeks to create a hangout area. The furniture was constructed using wood pallets and carpet. We are proud of the work done by student council and look forward to other similar projects.
Although thousands of fans are focused on ice hockey, the ISB primary division lives for football. We are happy to announce that the English International School of Bratislava excepted our invitation for a football tournament. We hope this exciting gathering will kick off a series of collaborative events. The tournament will take place between 10:00 and 14:00 on Friday, May 27th.
From April 25 to 29th, Leipzig International School and the International School of Brno held an summit on Integration and Immigration. The Summit was a response to the ongoing Refugee Crisis of 2015 and 2016. The students examined the whole process of the issue from the causes of the crisis to how best to integrate new arrivals to our countries and the reactions of Czechia and Germany. The students attended seminars and talks given by 4 different NGOs, including Help for Refugees, Nesehnuti and The Romani Culture Museum in Brno. As a response to the weeks activities, Students produced a short film, a magazine and 2 pieces of political art. It was a demanding and at times difficult week, but all the students were engaged and produced thought-provoking and sensitive work. You can read the whole magazine on our website: http://www.isob.cz/photogalleries#sumit-lis-a-isb.
Earth Week was a huge success! Throughout the week students enjoyed various Earth related activities and learned more about global warming. They planted fruit bushes and herbs, decorated bins from recycled materials, and wrapped it up with a whole school aerobic session under the leadership of Mrs. McKenzie. Happy birthday planet Earth!
ISB high school student Martin Limbaeck Stokin and the ISB head Mr. Švihálek were invited to visit the vice mayor overseeing education. They spoke about Martin's success at the International Science Fair in Vienna where he was awarded the Best Overall Project Award in the Senior Division. Mrs. Liptáková congratulated Martin on his project, the transport of Yes-Associated Protein (YAP) regulates the differentiation of C2C12 myoblasts, and wished him good luck with his future studies.
IB consultant Barbara Battaglino visited to discuss the progress and next steps toward authorization of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
She met future IBDP teachers and observed their approaches to teaching and learning. There is work to be done; but we are on the path to pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
The ISB Easter Fair will be held on Friday, 18th March 2016 after school in the cloakroom.
There will be any stands with Easter Crafts, Games, Easter Decorating, Coffee & Cakes stall and much more on offer for both children and parents alike to enjoy.
During the day, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for all Kindergarten children and Primary students (help needed to prepare the eggs on Monday, 6th March - if any parents could stay a little longer, that would be much appreciated). Older students will receive an Easter surprise gift on the day too. We also need parent volunteers on 18th March to help hide the eggs...
This year, we are planning a great Easter Raffle with half of the money raised to go to a local charity of the ISB students' choice. We would welcome any donations of gift items that could be included in the Raffle. Please leave them at Miss Barbora's office.
Also with only three weeks to go until the Easter Fair, we would welcome any help on the day (setting up, running a stand, donations of cakes & biscuits *nutfree please, clearing up at the end). All parental help is highly appreciated. Please add your name to the help wanted sheet on the PTA board.
FAMOUS PEOPLE FAIR
On Friday, March 11th, our primary students will be holding their "Famous People Fair" from 14:00 to 15:00.
There will be an official opening at 2:00pm in the cloakroom followed by a stunning performance of our Grade 1. From 14:10 to 14:50 students will be presenting their famous people they have been learning about.
As a little teaser, please see a picture from the mini-fair that took place in Grade 2.
You are cordially invited!
Last Sunday, some of the ISB teachers and staff took part in the Soup Kitchen project. We met at school early and started cooking for those in need. After finishing the soup, we drove it to the center to hand it out together with coffee, tea, and cake. A few ISB students helped and we were very proud of them! ISB will take part in the soup kitchen project on a regular basis, a couple of times per year. We would also like to ask for donations of male and female clothes for this organization. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Ms. Kata at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The kindergarten children celebrated the holiday of Chinese New Year! After making traditional Chinese dragons, we took them on a parade around the school!
The KG children loved learning about the stars and planets during our trip to the Brno Planetarium!
ISB will be embarking on an international trip to Dublin, Ireland.
This trip is meant to take students into a new environment, give them the experience of traveling in a group, and teaches them to be respectful of the locations and cultures they encounter. This trip will give students the opportunity to bond outside of the classroom and gain new perspectives on the world.
We are happy to offer this well-known extracurricular activity to our students.
The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be. DofE is about pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing CVs and university applications. Students will set their personal goals in Award sections – volunteering, physical and skills. There are three levels of programme they can do which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the main differences between them are the minimum length of time they take to complete.
The Secondary and High School school council is up and running and they are currently exploring new projects. So far they have discussed re-opening the school shop and putting together a new relaxation corner. We are excited to see what they will accomplish.