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30 Dec

32578553Our English teachers, Loreta Dori and Veronica Manescu, and the technical team blog wish you for 2013…


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Celebrating children

1 Jun

Among all these phenomena, heavy rains, hailstone and strong winds, tragic events,violence, earthquakes and tsunamis, we still have a reason to smile: our children. Seeing them laugh or watching them play should be enough to have us forget all the bad things.


Some of the 3rd graders in our school drew their favourite toys during the Art class, guided by their primary school teacher, Beatrice Marin. Then, together with schoolmates in class 5A, they made wonderful games and toys: dolls, a football pitch, fun parks, a circus and even a miniature town.


Using cardboard, paper, coloured pencils, toothpicks and a lot of creativity, our pupils celebrated Children’s Day in the best way possible, by playing and having fun.




Loreta Dori


14 Feb

imageRoses, heart-shaped chocolates, greeting cards and lots of love-symbols of a special , longed for celebration, Valentine’s Day. Although this year the day of February 14 is almost drowned in a sea of snow, people still celebrate love and shelter spring in their souls. In spite of being ”imported“ from the USA and sometimes seen as a Western kitsch, the Romanians like Valentine’s Day and somehow have adopted it. We have a similar celebration on February 24, called Dragobete named after a character from Romanian folklore who was supposed to be the son of Baba Dochia. Part of his name is the word drag ("dear"), which can also be found in the word dragoste ("love"). In recent years, Romania has also started celebrating Valentine’s Day, despite already having Dragobete as a traditional holiday.


The 5th grade pupils at our school made Valentine cards and placed them on a big red winged heart; it was a very pleasant activity and they enjoyed every minute of it. I hope you’ll like it too.


19 Dec

“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.”(J. W von Goethe, German playwright, poet, novelist and dramatist, 1749-1832)


“For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest.”(The Talmud)

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”(Anne Bradstreet, British poet, 1612-1672)

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”(William Blake, English poet, painter and engraver, 1757-1827)


“Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude!”(William Shakespeare, English playwright, poet, 1564-1616)


“One kind word can warm three winter months.”(Japanese proverb)

“Spring, summer and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.”(Mignon McLaughlin, American journalist and author, 1913-1983)

Beautiful Christmas cards made ​​by our students.
Merry Christmas to all!

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7 Dec

      Winter is a magic season, although it’s not always friendly. Sometimes it’s a moment of seeing inside of us, of introspection; other times it means dynamism, generosity and joy. In the dictionary, the word “winter” is referred to as: “the season between autumn and spring comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of December, January and February or as reckoned astronomically extending from the December solstice to the March equinox”.(Merriam-Webster Dictionary).
          We totally agree, but a definition could not include the very essence of this beautiful season, the reasons why kids love it so much: the holidays, the snow and skiing or snowboarding and the Christmas tree with presents under it.





Writers and artists were inspired by this season and created remarkable works of art: for instance, the Danish painter Peder Mork (1859-1941) painted “A Mountain Torrent in a Winter Landscape”.  



by William  Shakespeare


When icicles hang by the wall

And Dick the shepherd blows his nail
And Tom bears logs into the hall,
And milk comes frozen home in pail,
When Blood is nipped and ways be foul,
Then nightly sings the staring owl,
Tu-whit, tu-who: a merry note,
While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.
When all aloud the wind doth blow,
And coughing drowns the parson’s saw,
And birds sit brooding in the snow,
And Marian’s nose looks red and raw
When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,
Then nightly sings the staring owl,
Tu-whit, tu-who: a merry note,
While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.





There are many famous people who were born in:

  •  01 Dec 1761: Madame Marie Tussaud (French artist known for her waxworks, founded the Wax Museum in London)
  •  02Dec 1946: Gianni Versace (fashion designer)
  •  08 Dec 1943: Jim Morrison (member of the legendary band The Doors)
  • 11 Dec 1803: Hector Berlioz (French composer, “Symphonie Fantastique”)
  • 14 Dec 1503: Michel de Nostredame or Nostradamus (French foreteller)
  • 15 Dec 1832: Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (French engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris)
  • 16 Dec 1770: Ludwig van Beethoven (German composer, “Moonlight Sonata”)
  • 18 Dec 1963: Brad Pitt (mega Hollywood star,” Seven Years in Tibet”, “Se7en”)
  • 19 Dec 1915: Edith Piaf (French singer, “La vie en rose”)
  •  22 Dec 1858: Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer, “Tosca”, “Madame Butterfly”)
  • 25 Dec 1642: Sir Isaac Newton (NS: 4 Jan, 1643; English physicist, mathematician, astronomer; described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion)
  •  27 Dec 1822: Louis Pasteur (French scientist; developed a vaccine against rabies)
  • 31 Dec 1937: Sir Anthony Hopkins (Hollywood star born in Wales, “The Silence of the Lambs”, “Legends of the Fall”, “Nixon”) 

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