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Welcome to Early Years and to our community

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We filmed our Orientation Day on August 7th 2020

Welcome to and general introduction to Early Years with Principal Sabrina Manhart and Deputy Principal Moira Christensen

Rachel Curle explains what is special about the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Director of Student Support Services Jan Bakken informs you about how we support your child.

Nurse Charlotte Zeeberg explains our COVID-19 measures and much more.

Our Parent Teacher Association does so much for our community.

Interested in sports and after-school activities? Watch our team’s 2-minute video below

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Principal's welcome letter: New families orientation on August 7th and much more

Dear new Early Years families,

Welcome to Copenhagen International School and the 2020/21 school year. We are excited to have you join us and look forward to getting to know all of you.

We would like to invite you to join us for the new student and parent orientation which will be held on Friday, August 7th from 8:20-9:45 a.m. Please plan on registering for orientation in the main entryway on Floor 1. Teachers will be available to escort students to classrooms and parents to the theater where each group will receive a brief orientation to our school.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 12th.  The classroom doors in Primary School open at 8:10am. On the first day of school, all Primary School students should go directly to their homeroom class. Staff will be available from 8:00 am to help direct students and families to the classroom. Staff will be available to help direct you to the classrooms from 8:00.

School begins promptly at 8:15 every day and ends at 3:00 for primary school. Classes begin every morning with a morning meeting where children are greeted and welcomed to the day. This is a vital part of the day, therefore it is important that children are present and on time. Pre-kindergarten has a flexible drop off from 8:15-8:30 with morning meetings happening as part of the morning routine. Kindergarten will begin the school year in classrooms and then move to outside drop off Wednesday, August 19.

Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 begin the year with half days. Students begin the day at 8:15 with everyone else and end the day at 12:00 noon. Grade 1 has two half days and begins full days on Friday, August 16 while Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten have three half days and begin full days on Monday, August 19. Parents are encouraged to sign up for a listening conference when they drop their child off on the first day of school. These conferences are an opportunity for parents to share their hopes and dreams with the class teacher(s) and are held Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, August 12 and 13.

Please feel free to contact either of us if you have any questions. Sabrina is responsible for Pre-kindergarten through Grade 1 while Moira works with children and families in grades 2-5. Closer to the end of this school year, we will send another letter with more details about the coming school year. Also additional details of our program can be found in the Family Handbook linked below. This is going to be yet another successful school year in the primary school. We can not wait to meet you and to get started.


Sabrina Manhart, Primary School Principal

Moira Christensen, Primary School Deputy Principal

Parent-to-parent: The Buddy Programme and the parent communication platform

Dear new family,

On behalf of the Parent Teacher Association Committee, welcome to Copenhagen International School and Copenhagen. Our role is to welcome new families and help them to settle into life here. We know that moving to a new community can be daunting and we aim to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

Before you start school there are some ways in which we can help.

We offer a Buddy Programme, where we link incoming families with an existing Copenhagen International School family who can answer any queries you may have about the school and life in Copenhagen in general.

If you are interested in having a buddy family please fill out this form.

Newcomers Guide 

We use a GDPR compliant communication tool called Classlist. You can request to join using this link

We also organise various events throughout the year such as the Parent and Staff Social, Ladies’ Night and Dads’ Club and details of these will be posted on Classlist.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at any time using this link. We will be happy to help you and your family settle into your new community

We look forward to meeting you and your family. 

Kind regards,

Copenhagen International School Parent Teacher Association 

The Parent Teacher Association uses Classlist to communicate with our families. Click here to sign up to Classlist.

Our Family Handbook

Everything you need to know can be found in our extensive Family Handbook