On March 25th, the International Day of Francophonie has been traditionally celebrated in Matija Gubec International School. For this year, our French teacher, Ms Rea Lujic, with her students has organized an educational lecture about francophone comics followed by an interactive quiz. Everyone was amazed by MYP 1 students' French language skills.
But the most attractive part of the event was a short documentary movie, "École internationale Matija Gubec" where E4 students were presenting their school in French. Don't miss it, click on the following link: "École internationale Matija Gubec"
What is the connection between poets and balloons? At first glance, there is no connection, however, at our school, it is possible.
Wishing to affirm Croatian poetry and to honour the Declaration of title and position of the Croatian language, the students were given the task to select the most beautiful verses by their favourite poet and copy them on a piece of paper that was then tied to a balloon and placed in the school.
On March 11th we went on a field trip to Ljubljana for a joint day of science and cultural activities with Danila Kumar International School students.
Danila Kumar International School students showed us the sights of Ljubljana old town - Preseren Square, Cobblers' Bridge, love padlocks on the Butchers' Bridge and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Then we visited the "Hisa Experimentov" (House of Experiments) where we tried out many interactive experiments and experienced the practical and fun side of Science.
Our traditional carnival tombola organised on March 4th was a great opportunity for the students and their teachers to disguise, but we also didn't forget those in need. We collected 1.540 HRK for the Primary School "Pecine" in Rijeka.
Two months ago, their school was targeted by a group of vandals and completely destroyed. During this barbaric attack, the library containing books in Braille was also destroyed. This library considerably helps the students with low vision to master school lecture content.
As a part of the project Safe Virtual Environment, which was held by our AOI Environments Leader, students participated in a workshop where they were reflecting about documentary "Web Junkie" held on ZagrebDox, an international documentary film festival. China is the first country to label internet addiction a clinical disorder. "Web Junkie" exposes a Beijing rehab centre where Chinese teenagers are being "deprogrammed".
Our students realised how important is today to encourage social activities, interests and hobbies, because Internet should enhance our life, not replace it!