Thursday, 29 January 2015

Fancy EMISers

Concert outside the Kfar

Shabbat dinner

In January, all EMISers used the opportunity quiet often to dress up a little bit for one reason or another. Everyone interested was able to go to a concert given by a very famous school in Israel, or even the Shabbat dinner gives us a weekly chance to wear something a little more special.
Some pictures taken by my roommates cool Polaroid camera will follow!

- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Friday, 23 January 2015

EMIS Term 1



Term 1
Orientation week, first day of school at EMIS, opening ceremony, subject choices, trip to the desert, barbecue, homework, projects, Shabbat dinner, term exams, trips to Tel Aviv, ...

Term 2, here we come!

- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

EMIS Campus



 Welcome to EMIS, the sparkling room and current events bulletin boards are hung up in the dorm's hallway to keep everyone informed. The room that can be found on the sparkling room list 99% of the time, is the one of my three roommates and me, dorm 4! 

Every morning on our really short way to the school, we pass all these flags. They were hung up back in October for every country that is represented in the student body. 

Examination in progess, Silence please!
This sign was spread all over the school during exam week. 
Luckily, it has been removed after our return from winter break as the stressful exam sessions are over for a bit. Only a few students and the Pre-IB class are still writing, so best of luck to them!
Exams, see you in May!  


This is just one of the 6 classrooms in the EMIS Academic building. Everyone of them is equipped with a projector and speakers in order to use technology during class. Most of our teachers usually work with PowerPoint presentations, therefore it is very necessary. 

This was a very cute idea proposed by my roommate Majlinda from Albania, every student hung up one of these small brown bags with their name in the "Club", which was then filled by other students with lovely notes. There was only one rule, which was, do not open the messages before you leave for your winter vacation. 
I read my messages on the plane and they were all really cute, thank you again!

Monday, 19 January 2015

"Ich wünsche mir, dass der Tag mehr als 24 Stunden hat" "I Wish The Day Had More Than 24 Hours" - Spiegel


A few days ago, my German article posted in Spiegel 
was translated to English on Blog EMIS

It is about my at EMIS, especially talking about my school's trip to the Negev desert, but also mentioning the opening ceremony and other big events. 
Enjoy reading! 

- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Monday, 12 January 2015

Christmastime

December 22nd:


Christmas is just around the corner! Today after over one hundred days, I went to the city centre of Vienna, which I did miss a bit but not too much. Soon there will be a post about all things I miss or that have a bigger value for me now. Back to the title of this post, Christmas totally hit Vienna, where all of the Christmas decoration is up and the festive mood is going around. It is pretty busy in the streets as most people still need to buy some last minute present, me included. Other than souvenirs, it was rather difficult to find the appropriate ones in Tel Aviv. 
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

2015




Happy New Year! 
It is 2015! Wow, time flies! 
A new year is already here, where did 2014 go? Thinking about what happened in the past 12 months I am struggling to decided whether or not it passed fast or slow. There have been moments, where an hour, a day or a week just went by in what felt like a second, but there have been times, which took longer than that. Most of us humans on earth experience this and the chapter 2014 in our book called "Our Live" is done. It is written, and can now only be looked at in memories be rereading the few things we remember and puzzling them together into our year of 2014. The pages in our book have turned, and now we start 2015 with a blank one. There is lots of space on the pages to follow and everyone should decide by themselves what will be written on them. whether or not you see the New Year as a new beginning, for some it may be a source of motivation and strength. Others may not need a new year to finally work on certain projects or toward specific goals. Nevertheless, we should always work towards achieving our goals and should never give up.

As every year we did "Bleigießen" and my figure that was created was a leopard. It's description  is "hard work pays of" and it is known that this will be important for you in the new year. We will see what happens in this year, let's hope for the best! 
Happy new year! 

Monday, 5 January 2015

EMIS



80 students
35 countries
all 5 continents
64 IB DP, 15 Prep- IB

... came together to form the first generation of EMIS! 

-EMIS class of 2016

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Here I go again

On January 3rd the time came to leave Austria again to fly back to EMIS for Term 2.
I made a short visit to Vienna over winter break, which gave me the chance to see my family and friends again, celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve with them. Even though the time passed extremely fast, and my to do list was pretty long, I definetly had a good time! People were to meet, things to buy and places to go and suddenly it was time for boarding.

Now the time came again to say Goodbye before I went through the security check at the airport. Our flight to Tel Aviv was extremely packed, and some were even lucky enough to be upgraded to business class. Unfortunately my Austrian classmate and I were not lucky enough, but maybe next time? 

This afternoon I arrived on campus, where I started to unpack my two suitcases with 25 and 16kg. Packing as well as unpacking was definetly a challenge, but I made it! 
Now everyone is talking to each other about their holidays or still unpacking. However their is always that thought in our heads that school will start tomorrow. It is time for term 2. Let's hope it goes as smoothly as the first one. I will keep updating here!


Sitting in the plane, waiting for take off

Austria


Almost in Tel Aviv

Welcome back to Tel Aviv

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Hannukkah



Marie (Canada), Anna (Austria), Hannah (USA), José (Ecuador),  Iyar (Israel) and many more were sitting on one table during the Hannukkah celebration in the Kfar. Firstly, seeing decorations in front of  and all over the dining hall, we watched a nicely prepared ceremony by some of the students from the Israeli boarding school. After the stressful period of exams, this Wednesday was my first Hannukkah celebration. Hannukkah is the fest of light, being based on Jewish history.
 To those who are celebrating, happy Hannukkah!