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Happy Easter!

Students of all ages have enjoyed participating in Easter-themed projects this week in various subjects, just in time for Easter break.

Featured is an art project made by middle-schoolers.

Happy holidays!

Árshátið and sports day

It was a busy Wednesday last week in the youth department, with sports day followed by the annual ball, which this year followed a Hollywood theme, with most wearing fancy dress and glamourous masks.

The student council took care of all the preparations for the ball - the hall in Nauthóll was beautifully decorated and a special guest, Mr Peanut Butter was invited. The opinion of many students and teachers alike was that this was the best annual ball to date! Everyone has a good time, took to the dance floor and played games, making the hall resound with music and laughter. 

The videos the students made this year were wonderful and the whole event filled staff with pride for working with the amazing teenagers of Landakotsskóli.
Ocean sustainability project
The workshop on ocean sustainability was focused on coastal and marine pollution and its effect on marine animals. It is an art-based learning project designed to engage learners on the imminent danger we face in contaminating the sea. Using the transformative learning concept, facilitators employed interdisciplinary approach to engage learners through series of hands-on creative activities while challenging learners to think about how to transform their existing thoughts to change the world around them. That way they are empowered to become stewards of the ocean, advocating for its preservation.
Hereare the open house dates and times of various Menntaskóli in and around Reykjavík. It is good for 10th grade students to attend the open house of schools they are interested in.

Students in our program who wish to continue their studies in English should look into MH and Tækniskólinn.

Menntskólinn í Reykjavík (MR) also offers an introduction for students only (not their parents). Students have to register by calling 545-1900 before the 7th of February.
Possible dates are: 
  • Tue 27/02
  • Wed 28/02 
  • Thur 29/02 
  • Tue 5/03 
  • Wed 6/03
  • Thur 7/03

Menntaskóli Open house

Fjölbrautarskólinn við Ármúla (FÁ)
Open house on Tuesday 5th March
16:30 - 18:00

Menntaskólinn í Hamrahíð (MH)
Open house on Thursday 7th March
17:00 - 18:30

Verslunarskóli Íslands (Versló)
Open house on Thursday 7th March
15:00 - 19:00

Fjölbrautarskólinn í Mosó (FMOS)
Open house on Tuesday 12th March
16:30 - 18:00

Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti (FN)
Open house on Thursday 14th March
17:00 - 18:30

Menntaskólinn við Sund (MS)
Open house on Wednesday 20th March
17:00 - 19:00

Kvennaskólinn í Reykjavík (Kvennó)
Open house on Wednesday 20th March
17:00 - 19:00

Open house on Wednesday 20th March

Fjölbrautarskólinn í Garðabær (FG)
Open house on Tuesday 9th April
16:00 - 1 7:30

Borgarholtsskóli (Borgó)
Open house on Wednesday 10th April
16:30 - 18:00

Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík (MR)
Open house on Thursday 11th April
17:00 - 18:30

Chess Champions

Congratulations to all our students who participated in the Iceland Elementary School Chess competition on 27th January.

Girls competed in various categories based on age and our students came first in 1-2 Grade competition.
Christmas fun
Christmas festivities are underway at Landakotsskóli with students of all grade levels participating in fun Christmas activities. Pictured here is the Christmas market the international 5th grade is holding, where they are selling baked goods and handmade crafts to raise money for the Red Cross in support of the people of Grindavík.

A fun Science Trip

The sixth and seventh graders went to Vísindasmiðju HÍ (the "science center at University of Iceland). They learned about cryptography-making and breaking codes, pendulums, electricity, sound waves, and more! It was a great trip that touched on all the subjects we learn in the Cambridge curriculum, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science!

Great Results in the LEGO League!

Our teenagers participated in the Lego League as part of their VAL class and got great results. The theme of the competition this year was "masterpiece"

Wonderful skrekkur performance!

Our students participated in the semi-finals of skrekkur and finals of skekkur! We are all very proud of them!