The Quirky Quibbler

One More Goodbye

One More Goodbye

Seolli K., Guest graduate writer

June 16, 2020

Saying goodbye to someone or something that you have cherished for a long time is hard. For me, saying goodbye to SIS and my fellow graduates was definitely a challenge. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the year has been a strange time. In May 2020, we were supposed to have our exams and our senior trip. ...

Final Goodbye from the Class of 2020

Final Goodbye from the Class of 2020

June 15, 2020

Introduction - Thabang and Miriam Good evening, esteemed guests, loving parents, teachers and fellow graduates.  We come to you during extra-ordinary times to celebrate our “graduation”.  It has been an interesting DP experience to say the least.  I’m sure the teachers would love...

End-of-Year Now Beginning-of-Year Exams!

End-of-Year Now Beginning-of-Year Exams!

Saga M., Editor

June 11, 2020

Some weeks ago the grade 11s were notified that the End-of-Year Exams (usually done in the end of May) have been postponed to September. Almost instantly this triggered questions and, for some, worry. The Quirky Quibbler has gathered opinions from students and asked Mr. Ampuja (the DP Coordinator) and...

Graduation in Groups

Graduation in Groups

Saga M., Editor

June 7, 2020

Graduation was very different from previous years and this applies to the "utspring" as well. Graduation at SIS ends with a Swedish graduation tradition known as "utspring." This is when all of the students run out of school and are met by friends and family holding placards of the students as c...

On Campus vs At Home.

On Campus vs At Home.

Anna S., Reporter

June 4, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, SIS opened its doors for the primary and middle school students transferring from online learning back to on-campus learning. The Upper school remains at home still, since all  Swedish upper high schools are closed. There have been changes made to the campus learning schedule...

Online Tests

Online Tests

Dan C., Reporter

June 2, 2020

At first, I felt that online testing would be a bit awkward and that it would take some time to get used to it. The fact that you have to stare at your computer screen for such a long time is very tough. If, like me, you are a very slow typer, it does not help the situation at all. While getting used to a...

Glimpses of What Students Think …

Empty classrooms when students work from home.

Sarra C, Reporter

May 15, 2020

At the beginning of this quarantine, students didn’t really have an idea of what life would be like in distance learning. However, with the upper school being closed for almost two months now, we all have had the opportunity to adapt and become more familiar with this new style of learning. Now, all...

When in Need for a break from the Screen

When in Need for a break from the Screen

Saga M., Editor

May 5, 2020

It seems to be a misconception that we upper school students have an overflow with time these days. In fact, school work is proceeding as usual. However, we all need a break once in a while so we’ve compiled a list of things you could do. Did you see Mrs. Wegdell’s tips on ManageBac? The Quirky Q...

Crazy Stuff to do During Quarantine!

Crazy Stuff to do During Quarantine!

Junheok C., Reporter

April 29, 2020

Are you guys enjoying your life at quarantine? I thought focusing on schoolwork would be the most difficult challenge. However, finding stuff to do during quarantine has become the biggest challenge for me. I have come up with some crazy ideas about what to do during quarantine so students like me...

Alone at Home

Alone at Home

Dan C., Reporter

April 1, 2020

Firstly, I think that the biggest impact is on academic aspects. There are both benefits and downsides to this newly implemented way of learning. A benefit is that I can save time that would normally be used for going back and forth from school and allocate this for studying. Also, I get to spend more time ...

Digital Learning- A Revolution?

Digital Learning- A Revolution?

Saga M., Editor

March 16, 2020

I’m sure none of you have missed the fact that school has transitioned to distance learning. Some of us are more excited about this than others as we are facing a big change with the transition to a digital learning programme. Thanks to the two-week quarantine rule, some of us have already gotten ...

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