This week was busy as the students showed off lots of their skills through song, dance, and dramatic performances. We had the Talent Show on Wednesday and we applauded not only their talents but their willingness to take risks. Students performed alone or with a group and it was obvious they had all practiced hard.
The 12 YO assembly this week focused on treating each other with kindness and respect. They put on a dramatic performance written by the class. We also had some instrumental interludes! The Varsity Basketball Teams were also presented with certificates and the tournament trophies were displayed. The After-School Drama students put on a performance at school on Thursday. It was well attended and those attending enjoyed an evening of drama as well as some snacks!
And, of course, we need to thank all the faculty and staff members who helped the students with each of these events. I mentioned some time ago that Phase II of QSI Tbilisi would begin this summer. The square meters of our current school will be doubled and will be devoted to Middle School and Secondary classes. The building will have four levels, the first one connecting to the back door of the current gym. That floor will contain a soft-floored area (200 sqm), new locker/changing rooms, and two other multi-purpose physical education areas. The next floor will have an entrance to the side driveway where the Secondary DI and office will be along with several classrooms and the café. The next floor will house the MS/Secondary Foreign Language classrooms, the IT/Engineering rooms, the music rooms and multi-purpose classrooms. The top floor will contain the library, art rooms, three science labs, and several general classrooms. Once we have more definitive drawings we will publish them! Also, part of Phase II will be the installation of a synthetic track and field. Yeah!
Karin Noll Director of QSIT
QSI International School of Tbilisi
The Panther Pause
Volume 4, Issue 20 March 16th, 2018
A chance to stop for a moment and recognize all of the
outstanding accomplishments around us!
Statement of Purpose WHO we are, WHAT we do, WHY we do it
QSI International School of Tbilisi, an open and connected community of students, parents, and staff, prepares life-long learners to contribute to the global society by ensuring academic and social excellence through a world class educational program. Our engaging learning environment offers students unique opportunities to develop their talents and skills in preparation for real world success.
The U.S. Embassy community is holding a sasla and waltz dance party in Digomi 7 on Saturday, March 31st, from 7 – 9 pm, with professional dance instructor Vladimir Divjak. If you are interested in coming, please send CLOTbilisi@state.gov a note with the names of all attendees and we will send you a map to the residence where the party will be held. Admission is 10 GEL at the door to cover the cost of instruction. We would love to see you there!
New QSI Staff Member
My name is Nathan Eubanks and I am pleased to be joining the QSI Tbilisi community. Before joining QSIT, I have had quite the journey from my home state of Kansas. I studied Elementary Education at Greenville University in Illinois and then taught 6, 7, and 8 year old classes for 11 years in the USA, Paraguay, Kuwait, Australia and now in the beautiful country of Georgia. I taught in both public schools in the US and international schools. My wife and I chose to live in Georgia to be closer to her family in Kutaisi. I am learning Georgian language, culture and also learning how to make Georgian wine from my father-in-law. I enjoy the outdoors: hiking, canoeing, and camping, the indoors: cooking, games, movies, hosting parties and making people laugh. In my classroom I am relaxed, honest, and quick to laugh while also maintaining rigor and high standards. I see every child as a whole individual to be valued, respected and encouraged. Humor, creativity and inquisitiveness are highly praised in my classroom. I cannot wait to meet my class and grow and learn with them, next school year.
This is to inform you Week Without Walls for Secondary Trip has been canceled due to very low interest.