VIS looks forward to seeing primary and middle school students and their families on September 1st at 10.00. When you arrive you will find a shiny new surprise on the playground. You can also look forward to improvements in our school gym. Sorry, it is not a regulation size football pitch!
The following new staff members just jumped on board our train: Grade 3 – Ms. Jessica McColly, American, most recently posted in Ghana. Grade 4 – Ms. Lezlie Faber, American, most recently posted in Bangladesh. Turtles – Ms. Jenny Wong-Powel, Canadian, most recently posted in Sri Lanka. Science/Maths – Mr. Matthew Duquette, American, most recently posted in Ghana. PYP music - Ms. Indre Kukulskyte, Lithuanian, background in ethnomusicality.
VIS is pleased to welcome our new PYP Coordinator, Colin Powell, to the VIS community. Colin is joined by his wife Jenny (our new Turtles teacher) and his two young children. Colin’s experience in international education is as deep as it is broad. He grew up attending an IB school in Tanzania among a family of educators and carried the torch into his professional life. Colin has taught primary school in Malaysia, China and Sri Lanka.
Jenny Wong-Powell is originally from Canada and has followed a similar career path throughout Asia. Jenny is also in the midst of completing her PhD. dissertation entitled “An inquiry into the diverse biographical histories with play and its effects on play in early childhood education.” The timing couldn’t be better considering VIS recently won NordPlus funding to support research in the assessment of play with partners at a Russian language kindergarten in Finland.
Kangaroo Powell and Panda Powell look forward to making friends at VIS and having fun in the snow!
Over eighty VIS students participated in the 10 year anniversary celebration of Lithuania’s membership of European Union by configuring an EU flag. Our school had a special mission – to put up the yellow umbrellas imitating the stars of the EU flag. Overall, 1000 students from 40 schools participated in the event.
VIS students raised 1800 LTL at Kaziuko Fair. The money will go toward our ongoing relationship with a developing school in Sierra Leone.
VIS kicked off School Spirit Week with our own Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony and ended it with an Independence Day Poetry Slam attended by Member of Parliament Gintaras Steponavičius
VIS hosted it’s second annual VIS’ Got Talent