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Acknowledgements and media

Acknowledgements 

  • Tartu School Head of the Year 2018Kristi Aria, principal of Tartu International School;
  • Nominee for Estonian School Head of the Year 2018Kristi Aria, principal of Tartu International School;
  • Second place in the national competition for educational success stories “Learning is exciting! 2018” in the category “The most interesting lesson” – Tartu International School’s unit of inquiry about ancient and medieval inventions in grade 6;
  • Citizen’s Day Award 2016Kristi Aria, principal of Tartu International School. 

Teacher and Student of the Year

Every year the Tartu International School community gives out an award for Teacher of the Year and Student of the Year. 

The Teacher of the Year is elected by the whole community and the award is given out in two categories: Grade 1–3 Teacher of the Year and Grade 4–9 Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year is someone who motivates and inspires students and has greatly contributed to their development; plays an active and useful role in the school and its community; demonstrates responsibility to his/her work and the school; expresses enthusiasm and enjoyment for working with students; and has respect for students, parents and colleagues.

The Student of the Year is elected by the teachers and the award is given out in two categories: Grade 1–3 Student of the Year and Grade 4–9 Student of the Year. The Student of the Year is a student who sets a positive example academically and/or socially to their peers; and/or has demonstrated significant personal growth over the last school year.

Teachers of the Year

Students of the Year

Media

We have gathered here some articles about our school.

  • Conference Edubest 2020. Kristi Aria: Flexible Arrangements for Studies During the Crisis and Beyond. (In English) In this video our principal Kristi Aria speaks about studies during the time of a pandemic and beyond. The speech was held at a virtual international conference Edubest 2020.
  • Õpetajate Leht 2020. Haridustehnoloog rakendab tehnoloogiat hariduse hüvanguks. (In Estonian). Our maths teacher and educational technologist Elo-Kai Kurel speaks about her work and studies. 
  • Tartu Postimees 2020. Kahes Tartu koolis saab tänasest taimset koolilõunat. (In Estonian). A short article about the fact that our school started to offer a vegetarian lunch for the whole school once a week.
  • Podcast “Õpime koos” (“Let’s learn together”) 2019. Our principal Kristi Aria talks about our school in an educational podcast. (In Estonian)
  • Õpetajate Leht 2017. Eestis juurdub rahvusvaheline kooliharidus. (In Estonian) A short article about international schools in Estonia.
  • Õpetajate Leht 2017. Andreas McKeough: Kui ma oleksin laps, oleks mul siin huvitav! (In Estonian) Our teacher Andreas McKeough talks about teaching at TIS. 
  • Tartu Postimees 2017. Kool seadis end endisesse hotelli sisse. (In Estonian) A short article about how we moved to our current schoolhouse, which used to be a hotel.
  • Tartu Postimees 2017. Rahvusvahelise kooli unistus avarast majast täitub juba õige pea. (In Estonian) About our plans to move to a new schoolhouse.
  • Tartu Postimees 2001. Rahvusvaheline kool mahub ühte klassi. (In Estonian). A very much historic insight into a time when we only had seven students.