QSI International School of Sarajevo Announcements (view all)
June 1 2017
16-Jun-17 | Jamie Martin
It is a period of peace and prosperity at QSIS. Brave teachers and staff have proven victorious as the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close. Students and parents from far reaching ends of the planet have declared summer plans and celebrated another successful school year.
Evading dreaded boundaries and limitations, QSI forces have preserved a caring climate that fosters curiosity, creativity, and an eagerness to learn. Teachers have inspired ambition and produced exceptional achievement. Students have received a myriad of opportunities to explore their talents, attain academic excellence and reach personal success.
Meanwhile, with positive attitudes, a never-ending eagerness to persevere, and enthusiasm for our school and community, our parent volunteers have worked diligently planning activities and events in an effort to assist QSI forces and maintain order throughout the school.
With QSIS families hailing from over 28 different countries, our diversity becomes our greatest strength. Our mission to help students thrive in an innovative and diverse learning environment, and to create a close-knit community where our students, parents, teachers and staff all feel welcome and involved has prevailed.
Have a great summer and may the force be with you!
While we only have a mere three weeks of school left, we have many activities and events taking place. Please take a few moments to review the calendar of remaining events below.
Events are listed by date and many include links to further information, explanations, and venue maps. These links will be periodically updated with new information as it becomes available. Please review all information carefully.
If you have questions about any of the upcoming activities or events, please don't hesitate to ask.
We are approaching the final few weeks of school, but haven't slowed down yet! Our middle and high school group left yesterday for A Week Without Walls in London and a group of upper elementary and middle school students will leave Friday for Bratislava to participate in a track and field meet. We are also preparing for our annual sports days, Olympic Day, Prom, the PSG Summer Fair, Evening of the Arts and Graduation.
Additionally, we have two fantastic performances to look forward to including Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Junior on June 7th at 6:30pm and The Junge Book on June 8th at 2:00pm. I invite everyone to come out and join us for these wonderful events.
At QSI, children from many language backgrounds come together for a successful learning experience. Students are expected to flourish in the classroom no matter what their English level is when they first come to QSI.
The Intensive English (IE) program at QSI is there to support students whose English level is not yet high enough for the standard reading and language arts classes. The goal of the Intensive English program is to allow students to quickly catch up with their other classmates in English listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Intensive English classes at QSI Sarajevo
At QSI, students receive Reading & Writing Literacy daily.
Students 5 years old and younger will stay with their class during this time and be immersed in the English language. From age 6 through secondary, students with a need for English second-language instruction will attend Intensive English classes during the Reading & Writing Literacy periods. These Intensive English classes consist of smaller groups of English language learners. During this time, students receive English language instruction suitable for their language level. For most of the rest of the day, students rejoin their homeroom class for other subjects such as Mathematics, PE, Art, Technology, Music, and others. Teachers in these classes accommodate and differentiate for language learners to allow them to be successful in these subjects, even as students are learning English. In addition, most Intensive English students will have an additional period of English language support later in the day in place of Languages Other than English classes.
We use several tests to determine a student’s English level in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. These tests are given when a student arrives at QSI, as well as throughout the school year to measure the student’s learning progress.
Idea Language Proficiency Test (IPT): used for determining a student’s level of spoken English.
Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System: used to evaluate a student’s English reading level.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): a test taken by all QSI students to measure progress in reading and language use.