This year Mad Hatter Day was celebrated within the ISG on Friday, October 6, 2017. Its not an official holiday, or even a charity event, but we celebrated the eccentric Hatter, a key character in Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland. This unofficial day was created in 1986 in Boulder Colorado by a group of computer technicians who were inspired by the Hatter and his antics in the epic fantasy novel, and wore silly hats all day. The staff and students of the International school all love the story, thus decided to do the same. A photo wall was set up beside the library door, and everybody had fun.
David Calladine (11.10.2017)
Friday (29.09) celebration of Language Day started in the morning with children taking part in language based challenges – identifying languages of newspaper articles, saying tongue twisters etc. In the afternoon parents joined us in Gym to see box-flag parade concluded with tower construction. That was followed by various challenges involving both, students and our guests, as well as presentation of videos celebration our multilingual community. Delicious food prepared and brought by parents (huge thank you to all involved) let us finish the afternoon with a taste of other cuisines, while looking at art pieces inspired by country outlines. You can still have a look at them on the corridor next to the Dance Room.
Małgorzta Macierzanka (11.10.2017)
On Sept 29th our M/HISG students celebrated Language Day. They recorded a short video saying’ Hello’ in their native languages, named flags of European countries and competed in a word search quiz. However, it was learning some Arabic phrases that proved to have been a real challenge for them:) Since language is not the only way of communication, our students also learnt some basics of flag semaphore, texting abbreviations, body language and Morse code. Although decoding a message written by means of dots and dashes was not easy, Jurek G9 was the first person to do it. You can also have a go at it:
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Edyta Żywicka (04.10.2017)
On Wednesday, taking advantage of last sunny days, Gr.7-11 took part in rowing activities at Sport University water-sport centre in Gdansk (AZS AWFiS). Pupils had a chance to spend 2 hours kayaking on one of Wistula branches (Martwa Wisła) that passes through our city. Later, under watchful eye of Maciej Łasicki (rowing champion from Barcelona Olympic games) who also supervised us on the water, we took part in short training and race on the rowing machines. Everyone had a great time - some water splashing between kayaking teams added even more fun to our day.
Małgorzata Macierzanka (29.09.2017)
On Wednesday grades 4-6 and 7-12, had a sailing farewell to summer. Younger students were sailing on Optimist boats at the National Sailing Center ....... The training took place a part of the Maritime Education project. Both groups had great fun, fantastic weather and favorable wind. The smiling faces of the students spoke for themselves. What's more, in the centre we met our special friends Paweł Kołodziński and Łukasz Przybytek who visited our school during a sports day, in May. They just finished training and gave us a moment of their time to talk and take a picture. It certainly was a good day!
Aleksandra Czyżykowska (29.09.2017)