Dear friends of Stella International School,
We are almost there: The “restart” of school is close now, on the 18th of May the children will finally be able to see their classmates and teachers in real life again! However, school operation has also continued vibrantly throughout the last weeks: with daily inputs for children and parents, short videos, tasks, didactic material, online class reunions, … Also the children themselves surprised us with their products: self-made videos, everything one could come up with, exercise within their own four walls, using English in daily life, songs, poems, … Some of our children surprised elder people as well as people in nursing homes with drawings and Easter wishes as part of an initiative by SeneCura which made them really happy.
Now it is May and we would like to revive an already existing tradition of Stella kindergarten: a family pilgrimage! How exactly does this work? On Saturday, the 23rd of May 2020, the little church Maria Grün in Prater is “reserved” for Stella. All families that would like to join arrive to Maria Grün privately between 1 pm and 5 pm: The children bring along small presents for the Mother of God: a drawing, a letter, flowers, handicrafts, … and they can also take something home with them: In the church there will be a basket with small prayers and sayings, which can be put up at home or gifted to other people. At all times, somebody from the Stella team will be present. On the way and also in Maria Grün itself we will pray the Holy Rosary – the prayer which we have chosen as our favourite prayer in school -, and we entrust all our issues to the Mother of God.
At the moment we are also very occupied with the preparations of the summer camp 2020. Many parents start working again, summer plans have changed. Therefore, it is especially important for many families to find a good holiday program for their children in July. As a result, the registration deadline has been postponed to the 31st of May, and in addition to the 4 weeks in July, there will also be an offer for the first week of August. If you want to register your own children or those of befriended families who do not attend Stella School, you can do so now: You can book single weeks or also the whole 5-week package.
We are pleased to invite you to an additional bonus module of the Stella Parent’s Leadership Talks on the topic “Culture of trust – the key to every leadership task” on Wednesday, 27th of May 2020 at 7 pm on our online platform, you will receive the link in time before the event.
With the best wishes for the coming weeks and kind regards,
Heidi Burkhart, President
and the team of Stella International School