QSI International School of  Tbilisi 

The Panther Pause


Volume 5, Issue 8
December 7, 2018                                                                                                                   
A chance to stop for a moment and recognize all of the
outstanding accomplishments around us!
Upcoming Events and Activities
  • December 7 - Last day of ASA (Term 1)
  • December 7 - ASA Performance, 3:15 pm
  • December 10 - Last Chance to turn in gifts for the Angel Tree
  • December 13 - Wax Museum (8 YO), 9:30 am
  • December 14 - Last Day of School (12:05 Dismissal)
  • December 17 - January 7 - Winter Break 
  • January 8 - First Day of School
Message from Director 

On November 26 all school staff participated in the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum Training provided by QSI headquarters. This curriculum was presented by a trainer from Baku. Teachers, from 3 YO’s through Secondary IV, will be teaching this curriculum beginning in January.  


Parents are invited to an introduction to the Keeping Safe program on January 11th from 9-10 am in the cafeteria. Mr. Martin and Mr. Teeter will be presenting an overview of the entire program. All parents are invited.

The Keeping Safe curriculum was developed in South Australia in 2008.  QSI is using the Global Edition of the program, updated and put out this year. The two themes of the program for all children are:  “We all have the right to be safe.” and “We can help ourselves to be safe by talking to people we trust.”

There are some Non-Negotiable aspects of the program. One of them includes a group operating norm. These are agreed upon by each group or class in order for the environment to be safe and inclusive.

  • Respect other people’s opinions-only one person speaks at a time

  • Everyone listens actively

  • Everyone’s contribution is valued and acknowledged

  • Everyone has a “right to pass” or not talk about something

  • Use of “one step removed” (talk in the third person rather than about yourself) or “protective interrupting” (for the teacher to use if they feel a student is about to disclose sensitive information).  

The topics covered are age appropriate for each level and have been carefully researched and screened over time. To find out more about the program, please see the website listed below and come to the introduction meeting on January 11th.   


Have a wonderful holiday.  Be safe, warm and cozy with your loved ones! See you in January.  

Panther Fall Sports Finale 
As coaches, we were proud!! 
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Photo Album
Roots & Shoots
Tetri Drive Winners
In November students collected coins for charity through the Roots and Shoots Tbilisi FUNdraiser.

Preschool popcorn party with a special guest
Our sweet little 3 & 4-year-olds with big hearts had a visit from the QSIT Panther this week. He brought popcorn and cheer to celebrate that the class collected 1,7 kilos of coins for charity.

10C students won the Upper Elementary Division of the Charity Tetri Drive. These students collected 2,7 kilos of coins, which brought them a sponsored pizza party. They were happy to celebrate and to see their coins going to local charity.
Well done everyone ! The Tetri Drive FUNdraiser was organised by Roots & Shoots Tbilisi students. Congratulations to the local charities receiving the funds collected.

Angel Tree
There is an abundance of students, parents and staff with big giving hearts at our school. The box of donated gifts for the Angel Tree children is full of beautiful presents. Thank you for donating to this Christmas charity organised by the Salvation Army and Roots and Shoots Tbilisi.

My Family and Friends
by Natela Gambashidze
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6YO Created a Marketplace
by Amy Wood-Steinberg

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Arts and Crafts ASA 
By Paula Welsh
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Fun German Family Unit 
By Eka Jorjadze
German Language Teacher
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Wall of Greek Gods and Goddesses 
By Cheryl Vogler
MS Teacher
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Creating the Yearbook
By Nino Dzamashvili
Photography & Yearbook Teacher
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Your Story Matters 
By Tanja Lund
Communication Specialist
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QSIT Calendar of Events
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A bakery started by former QSI students that were inspired by all those amazing QSI bake sales J
Down-to-earth sweet treats made with the finest, simple ingredients. Treat yourself to something luscious in our cozy café, it will cake you way!
We can make the sweetest cupcakes for the sweetest occasions
Address: Irakli Abashidze Street 24
Working Hours: 10:30-21:30
Yoga classes in Digomi
I’m happy to introduce my yoga classes for beginners and intermediate levels to QSI community.
Our yoga session includes a wide variety of asanas combined with awareness on your breathing, pranayama and relaxation.
Where: Digomi 8 (close to Tbilisi Mall)
When: Every Tuesday from 10 am to 11 am
Mobile: 579 01 51 53 Email: 
Costs: 15 Lari per lesson
Elena Steinheim, M.D.
Holistic medicine/ Ayurveda/Naturopathy
Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor
Live Yoga & bloom

My yoga practice will be more than general workouts. It will focus on recovering from physical injuries.
I have a different approach with each student and I enjoy learning what each student wants from yoga and how their body wants to move.
Yoga helps you live a healthy, joyful and happy life.

Instructor: Sofi Tsiklauri

7 years of experience at Hatha yoga
Intensive yoga course in India

Mobile: +995 593 38 28 39
E-mail: sofitsiklauri@gmail.com
Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 17:45 @ QSIT / Tuesdays, Thursdays 09:30 @ any location (at least 3 people needed to form a group)
COST: $5/per person/per lesson

Michelle Perkins is a CrossFit Level 1 Instructor who has been an active Crossfitter since 2013 and Powerlifting/Strongman Competitions since 2017. She is passionate about fitness and loves having the opportunity to witness the beautiful process of people setting goals and achieving them!

Classes: 15 Lari a session
Tuesdays and Thursday 5pm-6pm
Start Date: December 1
ALL are Welcome!

JEEP Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 2016 for Sale

In excellent condition
Mileage: 16 837KM
Engine: 2.4
Contact info : 599 50 15 95; 597 047 047
Price : USD 16 000
*Customs cleared
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.
Village Zurgovani,0126 Tbilisi, Georgia, Tel:(995 32) 253 7670,
Email: tbilisi@qsi.org
  www.qsi.or/georgia/grg, www.facebook.com/QSI,GRG