Walkathon charity run & walk

TES and ISE (International School of Estonia) are hosting a charity event Walkathon on Saturday, May 27. Come and join in for a healthy exercise and do an act of kindness! The money raised will be donated to the Tallinn Children’s Hospital who will put it to good use in helping children with cancer.

Date: Saturday, May 27th
Time: 10:00 walk & run
Place: Kalev Stadium (Staadioni Street 8)

Please find the Donation Form attached.

TES5 logo contest for TES pupils

TES is organising a 5th Anniversary logo contest for our pupils. The criteriums are:

  • “5th anniversary” must be clear,
  • adapt the current TES logo or create a brand new logo,
  • write name and description on the back,
  • format A4,
  • all media are accepted.

Bring your design to the Art class by 06.06.2017

TES is celebrating Europe Day!

TES is celebrating Europe Day on Monday. Our pupils from S4-S6 are carrying out the activities throughout the day. Including with the activities, we expect everybody to wear colours of your flag or items of your country!

  • The day starts with Assembly at 8:15 for P3-S6 pupils in Gym.
  • Nursery children draw a picture about Europe during the day.
  • P1-P2 do a quiz at 9:45 in Assembly Hall.
  • P3 have games on the playground at 12:50-13:15.
  • P4-P5 have games on the playground at 12:10-12:30.
  • S1-S4 have games on the playground at 11:40-12:00.

TES Summer Camp registration is open!


TES Summer Camp

Time: Sunday, August 20 – Thursday, August 24
Place: Valgemetsa Puhkeküla (Põlvamaa). Take a look at destination here: https://goo.gl/maps/bans8wWXRWA2
Price: 160 €
Who: All students from P2-S4 (from September)
What: Themed activities, group games, sports & fitness, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, picnic & party
Transportation: The buses take children to Valgemetsa. We expect all the parents to join the last day to a picnic and take their children home afterwards.
Camp leaders: A team of TES teachers led by Kristin Külm and Triin Suurküla
For registration, please use the online registration form. Registration deadline is August 10, at 15:00.


Camp fee for campers is 160 € (meals, hosting, camp activities). If you have more than one child in Tallinn European School, please fill in this form separately for each one of them. Fee for your other TES children is 130€.

Friends of TES students/families are welcome to join the camp. Please mark on the registration from how you are connected to TES.

The due date for the registration and payment is August 10.

You can pay by cash to TES office or via bank transfer:

KRISTIN KÜLM EE327700771002563492, comment Child’s name + TES Summer Camp


The minimum number of participants required to hold the camp is 20.

Should you have questions, please contact Kaidi Ojasoo (kaidi.ojasoo@est.edu.ee).

We are looking forward to an awesome time with our students!

Nursery Teachers in Brussels

The Nursery class teachers and assistant teachers along with Auli and Paul visited the Brussels European School IV (Laeken). After a short tour around the Primary building and the premises, they were divided into different Nursery groups to observe the teaching process. Each of the teachers visited two classrooms in different language sections. This gave them the opportunity to see different approaches to the Early Education Curriculum and reflect on the practices in TES.

Greetings from the Director

Dear pupils, teachers, and parents,

Coming back to school in January, we found ourselves in a different situation – the playground was slightly smaller, the construction works have started in Keevise street and on top of that the Suur-Sõjamäe street was and still is almost entirely closed. Nevertheless, we will continue to work as efficiently as we can, despite the obstacles: Per aspera ad astra!

A school is above all a learning institution, and the school staff does everything in their power to support pupils’ progression. I would like to thank all the parents, as well as the teachers, who took part in Parent-Teacher Conference. I am confident that both parts – parents and teachers, have received a valuable feedback.

Our Secondary 5 pupil Elisa gained valuable experience as an exchange student in European School of Munich. She was the first of hopefully many to come in the future to use the opportunity of student exchanges between European Schools.

TES Student Council visited Häädemeeste Gymnasium and got useful knowledge what the pupils from other schools are doing; hopefully, they made some friends too.

For the second time, the pupils from P5 and S1 enjoyed the Winter Camp as the rest of the school had fun activities during the Winter Sports day. Curling is a fantastic game to play, isn’t it?

A Big Thank You to all participants!

The Republic of Estonia celebrates its 99th birthday on 24th February. Estonia is one year younger than a century then. At school, we celebrated Estonia’s birthday already on 20th February, and I hope that TES´ family will find a smidgen of time to think about Estonia also on Friday, 24th February.

I leave you the warm invitation from the Estonian President and all the people:

We’d like to invite you to the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia, taking place from April 2017 to February 2020.
We dedicate these birthday celebrations to the future, to ventures that will reach the memories of our children and grandchildren but will also give us all a better life today. We think of our people, nature, and communities. We do things on our own, uniquely Estonian way. We are simple but smart; both bold and mysterious.

Estonia – the whole world in a nutshell!
Auli Udde

News from the Parents’ Council

  • Parents Council has met on the 26th of January. The primary focus of discussions was on Secondary progress and different ways to improve it. More information is available in the minutes of the meeting published on E-kool. Parents may also request the minutes from your child’s class representative.
  • Parents Council is looking to implement an annual activity fee starting from the next school year that would cover the costs of class field trips, entrance fees to school events and the expenses for TES parents membership in CAPEEA (Umbrella organisation for Parents of Accredited European Schools). Charity events would be funded separately on a voluntary basis.
  • TES psychologist in cooperation with the Parents Council has given a pilot lecture on challenges of adolescence. The trial lecture was given to S2 parents, and it was a great success. Another lecture will take place on the 28th of March. All the Secondary parents will be invited. The lecture will help parents to understand how to support their teenagers through this challenging but exciting period of their lives.Topics that will be taught during the lecture:
    • the specifics of the developmental period
    • usual developmental changes during that time
    • teenager`s needs, how to understand them
    • how to be there for my teenager, how can parents support

The lecture will take place in TES on the 28th of March 2017 at 17:00-19:00 and will be free of charge.

New Teachers

TES is growing and changing constantly.
We welcome our newest staff members who joined our team recently.

Sigrid Melts – Deputy Director

I have worked as a teacher and a Deputy Head. I am a professional coach and supervisor for leaders and teachers, and I have lectured socio-emotional aspects of learning in Tallinn University. I am a certified Mindfulness trainer. My views on education are that alongside academic knowledge, it is necessary for students to acquire skills and learn values in every lesson. Communication, creativity, critical thinking and cooperation are the 21st-century skills that a child should learn at school. In TES I am responsible for learning and teaching by supporting teachers´ professional development. I also see that the EB curriculum is implemented.

I am a mother of three children and family is of great value for me. In my free time, I like to be in nature, enjoy cultural events, cook and host guests. I am fond of snowboarding, cross country skiing and yoga.

Jenny Ellif – Language Support teacher

I’m from Texas in the United States.  I taught Family and Consumer Science courses to Secondary students before coming to Estonia.  I am honoured to teach Language Support classes at TES while here.

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my family and hosting friends; I like music and love fitness.  I love to be outdoors playing games and being silly. I do CrossFit to stay in shape and to learn new gymnastic skills. I also play the piano and sing for fun.

Gwenole Chateau – French teacher

I come from Brittany, France. I’ve studied French and Breton languages and have been teaching in several Primary schools in France. For four years I have been working with children, as well as teenagers and adults in Poland.

I enjoy travelling, living abroad and learning new languages. Apart from French, Breton, English and Polish, I’ve also started with Estonian lessons, and I have to admit – I love this language. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, I’m crazy about independent cinema, and I also do some writing on my own.

Nanata Peradze-Hammerin – Primary 3-4 aftercare teacher

I come from Georgia, Tbilisi. I have studied Modern Teaching Technology and hold a bachelor degree in Engineering. Apart from science, I also love reading books and learning new languages – I’m currently learning Swedish.

All my free time I dedicate to my 3-months old puppy called Lollipop.

Admissions for the 2017/18 academic year

Admissions for the 2017/18 academic year opens on Monday 20 February 2017. Online application forms accompanied by the required documents can be submitted through our website: www.est.edu.ee by latest 26 March 2017.

Admissions are mainly for Nursery and Primary 1- admissions to other classes depends on vacancies. We invite prospective parents to our OPEN DOORS DAY on March 9, 2017, at 15h30-17h30. It is an opportunity to visit the school and to find out firsthand how we can set free young dreams.

For more information and to register for the OPEN DOORS DAY, send an e-mail to info@edu.est.ee. You can also register for the event right here on our Facebook Event