May I 2018
11-May-18 | Jamie Martin
We have enjoyed another fantastic couple of weeks at QSI. At QSI we understand that students learn and retain more through educational experiences. This is why we continue to work hard to provide themed weeks filled with whole school activities and experiences for our students. There is no doubt in my mind that QSI offers the best and most well-rounded education in Sarajevo. You need only to walk into into our classrooms, observe school activities, or attend any of our events to observe the truly unique learning that takes place on a regular basis. I am proud to be apart of this community and faculty.
This week we celebrated Bosnian week as well as Teacher Appreciation Week. Students engaged in a host of activities and events that culminated into a fabulous celebration this afternoon! A special thank you to all the families who helped us with today's events. And a very special thank you to all our teachers and staff members who not only put weeks of effort into creating another fantastic experience for our students, but who work tirelessly everyday to ensure our school offers the best education in Sarajevo.
May - Bosnian Week 2018
02-May-18 | Jamie Martin
Join us for Bosnian Coffee and Lokum each morning from 7:40 - 8:05. Parents are also invited to the art exhibition and sale of the Bosnian artist's, Alisa Teletovic, work. The exhibition will be available from Tuesday until Friday.
Monday - We will kick-off Bosnian Week with an assembly at 2:30. Elementary students will enjoy a Bosnian Puppet Show, while secondary students visit with author Joshua Irby. He will present the story of Miss Irby. *Don't forget to wear yellow, blue, and white!
Tuesday - During recess students will listen to folktales and fairytales from Bosnia & Herzegovina. During lunch students will be treated to a Bosnian Folk Dance performed by Secondary I students.
Wednesday - *Wear sports’ jerseys and represent your favorite Bosnian athletes. Recess – Bosnian Games on the Playground/ Elementary Lunch - Student "Shadows" Performance / Secondary Lunch – Famous Bosnian Athletics
Thursday - *DRESS UP COMPETITION – Research & Dress like your favorite Bosnian figure (past or present).The winner will receive 2 tickets to a Bosnian National Football Game (Montenegro vs Bosnia) on May 28 in Zenica. During lunch students will listen to a presentation given by the 11-year-old class.The 13 YOC & Secondary II will take a field trip to the Cable Car & Vijecnica.
FRIDAY - **Dress in traditional Bosnian clothing. All parents and community members are invited to join us from 12:30-3:30 on Friday, May 11. We will host a Bosnian Bazaar including vendors from Sarajevo selling various items, Bosnian food, and even a film festival. During the bazaar parents will be able to purchase a cevapi lunch and lamb. This is also a unique opportunity to purchase unique Bosnian crafts, products, food, etc. Don't forget to bring or send a bit of money with your children to purchase their favorite items. Student performances begin at 1:30. All elementary classes will perform. We invite parents to attend the performance and view students’ artwork around the school.
April II 2018
25-Apr-18 | Jamie Martin
Students have been engaged in and enjoyed another two weeks of activities and events that have been designed to help them make real-world connections to classroom lessons. At QSI we strive to ensure students develop critical thinking skills and are able to apply learning to the world around them. Our middle and secondary soccer teams participated in the CEESA Soccer Tournament. Their team spirit, grace, and school pride couldn't have been more obvious. A special thank you to our athletic director Ms. Ajla Numic, all teachers and staff members who helped with the event, and all our host families. We couldn't do it without you! Science Week was a fantastic event for all students. It included many activities, challenging our students to think critically about world issues and develop a general love of science. Students enjoyed activities themed around "The Future". They engineered bridges, learned about space, climate change, made rockets, experienced virtual reality, and engaged in robotics. Students even met Marsha Ivins, a retired NASA astronaut. The week ended with a Science Fair. Congratulations to all our science fair winners. Please take a moment to view the science week video in this week's edition of the Howler.