Nenäpäivä bake sale result!

Nenä päivä bakesale done! The nose paid the visit to ISV as well as TES daycare groups. What amazing day, we raised 682,50€ towards this amazing cause. A massive thank you to everyone who helped, baked and took part to this important campaign!

Vakka ry Annual Meeting!

Welcome to ISV parents Association (Vakka ry) Annual meeting on Thursday 1.10.2015 at 18.30 in the school little canteen. Join in for a coffee/tea and to hear what we have done during the past year and what will be ahead! We’re a team of parents with busy schedules and do as much as we can, everyone within the own possibilities. Hope to see lots of you!

Time to renew Vakka membership

As we are voluntary based association, all funds are from membership fees and events & cafe’s that we organize are targeted to our ISV students, we hope that all of the families would be members. You can help us a lot by just contributing the 20€ membership fee per academic year, if you don’t have time for being more involved, this would be already a massive help!

Vakka A/C details:

Vakka ry
FI91 5720 1040 0623 96
Ref. 10265
Amount: 20€

If you could then also e-mail the following info to tanjastuff(at) Name, child’s name & class, e-mail address and date, please. Thank you!

ISVentures Day

On Friday 14th of August there will be the traditional ISVentures Day. During the day students will participate in various activities, find their way from checkpoint to another and get to know other students. The students will need weather-appropriate outdoor clothing that is good for physical activity. The students can take along some snacks, since lunch may be rather late, depending on the group. On Friday all students will come to school at 8:30 and finish by 13:00.

Ascension Day May 14 & last school day May 29!

Please note that there is no Morning & Afternoon Club Thursday May 14 as it´s a national holiday Ascension Day. This school year´s last Morning & Afternoon Club takes place Friday May 29.

Thank you so much for all your co-operation this school year and wishing you the most beautiful spring!

Apply to the VAKKA Afternoon Club

Application time for the Vakka Afternoon Club place for the next academic school year 2015-2016 is 30.3.-15.4.2015.

The application time for the morning and afternoon clubs in Vantaa starts on Monday March 30 and ends Wednesday  April 15, 2015. The application form opens both in English and Finnish on your child´s Wilma site Monday March 30th.

More information

Skates ready for the ISV winter sports day!

Last year Vakka bought ice-skates and helmets for ISV. Now skates have been sharpened, all 95 pairs ready to go! If you don’t have have your own skates, skies or helmet you can lend them from school and enjoy wonderful winter sports!

If you have any extra pairs of skates, skies or helmet, please contact Vakka for donation!

Joy of learning -theme weeks

Dear parents,

We were happy to have parents join us last May to work with the values of the basic education in Vantaa. We got many good ideas for making the values – social belonging, well being and joy of learning – visible in our school.

This academic year we have been putting these ideas into practice and next we are concentrating on joy of learning. Based on your feedback we are planning ways of bringing joy to learning both at home and at school.

To encourage more discussion about school at home, the teachers will send home info about the schoolday, for example homework assignments that parents could do together with their children, or clues about what to discuss at home about school. We will do it first for the weeks 7 and 9 and if it seems fruitful to you and us, we might continue even further.

We are also welcoming parents to join our work here at school. If you can think of something that you can come and do at school with the teacher for the benefit of the children, we would be very happy to have you. We are not looking for anything grand or spectacular and it doesn’t have to involve the whole school. It could be a small workshop, presentation, being a reading buddy, helping out with small students and their skates, bringing a real life context to the things children learn at school, presenting a skill, a profession or a hobby etc. Imagination is the only limit.

If you are willing to join us in the week before ski-break and the week after, please write to me (Juha Järvenpää) about your ideas.

Juha Järvenpää


A massive Thanks to everyone who took part to our bake sale on Thursday! We made amazing 600,60€ for the noseday collection!
It was a fun day raising smiles as a mr.Nose visited our school as well as Y.E.S daycare children.
Have a great weekend, Thanks!