QSI Skopje: The Scoop

November 5, 2021

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Mark Your Calendars

November

  • 9th: University Virtual Fair (See Info in the Counselor's Corner)
  • 16th: Community Chat 6:00
  • 18th-19th: Staff Professional Development - NO SCHOOL for Students
  • 25th-26th: NO SCHOOL - November Holiday
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Fall Festival

Dear QSI Skopje Community,


I'm sorry again for the delay in sending out The Scoop this week. I was recovering from a stomach bug, but I am feeling better today.


Thank you to the PSG and parent volunteers for a safe and successful Fall Festival! It was amazing to see our community reconnect and re-engage while enjoying the season and having some fun. Students were still buzzing about it on Monday morning!


We appreciate the parents who organized, volunteered or donated items for prizes and raffles. We can not do community events like this without your help! #ForwardTogether


Thanks,
Heather

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Warm Clothing Drive for Afghan Refugees

Your generous giving PACKED an entire vehicle of warm clothing and games for the Afghan Refugees currently in North Macedonia!


The members of the Student Council were honored to welcome a representative of Turquoise Mountain – Afghanistan, an organization working to preserve heritage art and help develop artisan entrepreneurs in Afghanistan, Myanmar, and the Middle East. The Turquoise Mountain team and the artisans they work with from Afghanistan were among the over 250 people evacuated to Skopje. Your donations will go directly to these families to help make their stay more comfortable.


The students were fascinated to learn about the incredible art these artisans create, and they are excited to find opportunities to connect with the artists and their children during their temporary stay in our city!


We could not have done this without your help! Thank you for your generous support!


Student Council

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Scholastic Book Club Orders

Scholastic Book Club Information


Dear Students and Parents:


Our new Scholastic Book Club for the month of November is up and running!


Go to https://eu-schools.scholastic.co.uk/qsi-intl-sch-skopje/digital-book-club to browse the latest books and order online. The link will take you directly to our school’s ordering page.


Follow these steps:

· Register or login if previously registered

· Click on Book Clubs

· Online leaflets

· Browse shop

· You can search for additional titles using the ‘search bar’ at the top of the page


*The deadline for placing book orders is Friday, November 12, 2021.


For every 1€ you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20¢ in Scholastic rewards. Thank you for your contribution.


The students’ orders will be shipped to our school and then they will be distributed to the students.


Sincerely,

Miljana Crawford

Librarian

miljana-crawford@skopje.qsi.org

Basketball Season Begins for 12YOC-Secondary Students: Register Today!

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On Tuesday, 9 November, our secondary students and parent will have another chance to meet Admissions Officers from about 40 international universities from Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. University representatives will be available for a video call and chat in order to personally advise students and their families on the admission processes and types of programs offered at their institutions. Furthermore, attendees will have the opportunity to watch informative sessions and major-focused presentations led by university and country representatives.


The Virtual Fair will be open from 1PM until 5PM (UK, London time).


Registration link:

SRT Fairs: Central and Western Europe 2021 (hopin.com)
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Cross Curricular Cultural Studies Learning in the 8YOC

In the 'The Awesome Orange 8's', one of our Cultural Studies units is Host/Home countries. We are so lucky to have such an international class from over 10 different countries if we count dual nationalities! One of the best parts of working in our QSI schools is embracing each child's unique culture, diversity and helping our students feel comfortable to share. The students have so much they want to share with their peers.


We have been studying host and home countries through different cross-curricular learning. Learning and researching through cross-curricular work offers a creative way to develop children's knowledge, skills, and understanding while motivating them to learn through stimulating, interconnected topics. When we were studying the Ancient Romans, we visited the Archeological site of Stobi and throughout this year we will continue to visit super places in our host country, North Macedonia.

We have been looking at our home countries and sharing cultural traditions, climates, famous people, currencies, geographical locations, and diverse lifestyles in a cross-curricular learning environment. The students used our technology lessons to research the information for each child’s country. Some children chose to research another country even though it was not their own home country as they were so keen and interested in their friends' countries. All the children are extremely open to sharing their cultures and we are proud of the success orientations they show daily, one of the most important being 'Group Interaction'. We have a super AWESOME 8 YOC team!

We Learn Science by Doing in Mr. Vadah's Middle School and Secondary Science Classes

In general, science concepts present complex knowledge demands on learners. They have a more technical vocabulary and more demanding syntax and place a greater emphasis on inferential reasoning. When considering these attributes, it becomes increasingly important to adopt new ways of helping students interact with science concepts. An emphasis on applications of the key concepts activates prior knowledge and gives students a framework for understanding new information.


Here are some pictures of different classes doing experiments to infer their knowledge of the main concepts.

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PSG: Building Community

QSI Skopje recognizes that parent involvement is crucial for our student's success and the success of the school as a whole. It is because of this that the school leadership works to establish an active Parent Support Group (PSG). All QSI parents are encouraged to become actively involved with the school through the PSG. Through our PSG's monthly meetings, this dedicated group of parents works to support the school and build community. Our PSG works to make the learning environment at QSI Skopje the best possible place for children.
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Who do I contact if my child will not ride the bus?

If you are using the bus service, please be sure to inform the school if your child will not take the bus.


Last-Minute Cancellations: Please call Borche at 071 209 063.

Cancellations with Notice: Please email the homeroom teacher, Borche, and Zaha.


borche-pancevski@skopje.qsi.org

zaha-tosanova@qsi.org

QSI Skopje Staff Emails

Stay Informed with Updates and Information from QSI Skopje

Communication between home and school is vital to the success of all students. To improve communication between school and home, QSI Skopje now has an optional WhatsApp and Viber group for parents.


Please click the link below to join the new QSI Skope Parent Group.