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OPEN DAY ON SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER


We are pleased to invite parents and friends to our Open Day this Saturday, 13th September, at 10:00! 


Presentations, games and master classes for children and parents. 


A great chance to see the school, meet staff & students and socialize with other parents. 


Come with Family & Friends & Bring Your Own Picnic to Eat on the Lawn.


   

Programme



Time

School Hall

Presentations

Science/ICT

Grass Field

Basketball Court

School Tours

From the Rose Garden

10.00

Bouncy Castle to 13.00

Salt Peanuts Jazz Band

10.30

ESCA Education Presentation

Chemistry Dangers in the Science Lab

Games

Pottery (to 12.30)

Candle Making

Tour 1

11.00

Math at ESCA Presentation

Electric Magic Science Lab

Games

Jewellery Making

Origami

11.30

English at ESCA Presentation

Chemistry Dangers in the Science Lab

Games

Felt Making

Origami

Fresco Ice Cream

Tour 2

12.00

ICT for Parents

ICT Room

Water Games

Drinks & Snacks

Picnic Time

12.30

Water Games

Picnic Time

Tour 3

13.00

Drip Dry

Picnic Over





Other News

November 09, 2017ROTARY FAMILY DAY

BIS will be at the Rotary Family Day at AUCA - 19 November 11:00 to 16:00 - to help raise funds for charity. We look forward to seeing you there!

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October 23, 2017UN DAY

A big BIS thank you to all of those that made UN Day a great success. This event has become a staple in the BIS calendar, but its success each year greatly depends on the friends and families willing to speak and give their time to our students. Thank you to those that presented and deepened our students understanding of the UN and ...

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October 12, 2017STATE REWARD

On Saturday October 7th, during an official ceremony at the State Residence, President Almazbek Atambaev awarded ESCA-Bishkek International School with the Certificate of Recognition for contribution to the intellectual potential of the Kyrgyz Republic. This State Award is an outstanding achievement, recognising the whole community who have ...

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October 09, 2017CROSS COUNTRY

The Taigan Cross Country Team made its way to Almaty last weekend in what turned out to be the most successful cross-country event in the school’s history.Schools from all over Central Asia competed, including three schools from Bishkek. Despite the early morning snow, students showed amazing Taigan spirit with every student running a personal best (PB) ...

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September 25, 2017BIS TAIGANS FOOTBALL

Last week the Taigans football team hosted QSI for its first inter-school friendly of the year. The team played very well, with the Taigans drawing against QSI 3-3. This was a competitive match with a lot of suspense and lead changes throughout. The Taigans took the lead with 3 minutes left in the game, but QSI was able to sneak a last minute goal into tie ...

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September 12, 2017OPEN DAY - ASIA DAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

To truly appreciate the community spirit which pervades our school, there can be nothing better than attending one of our Open Days, where you will have an opportunity to meet other families and students, members of our faculty and staff, and learn more about BIS history, philosophy, and education. It is our ambition that all parents will feel as much a part of our school ...

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August 22, 2017BACK TO SCHOOL, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH

We are pleased to welcome our students, parents and teachers back to school for the 2017-2018 academic year. Bright and early on Monday, September 4, the school bells will ring, and students from preschool to IB Diploma will walk through our doors and into our classrooms.  This year we are welcoming over 230 students for the start of the school year. We ...

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August 21, 2017BIS ENGLISH SUMMER SCHOOL

Teacher's comment:"A new school year is around the corner and we are getting ready! It has been a while since ESCA-BIS established this tradition of English Summer School (ESS), where the children could have a chance to participate in an intensive English course while getting used to school atmosphere. We have shortened the ...

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July 04, 2017Second round of BIS Scholarships: apply now!

Scholarships: 50% to 90% fee discount Open to all 14 - 16 year old Kyrgyz citizens & legal residents* OBJECTIVES 1.  To provide the best students in the country with excellent international education so that they qualify to enter the top universities worldwide 2.  To develop students with a ...

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May 04, 2017Everyone is invited to Europe Day at BIS!

Dear BIS Community,We are happy to invite you with your family and friends to Europe Day! It is an Open Day too with a lot of fun activities and entertainment. The festival will take place on May 14th, 10.00-13.00 at Bishkek International School.We are looking forward to seeing you all! 

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March 31, 2017BIS SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OPEN. Apply before 31st May 2017!

Scholarships - 50% to 90% fee discount Open to all 14 - 16 year old Kyrgyz citizens & legal residents* OBJECTIVES 1.  To provide the best students in the country with excellent international education so that they qualify to enter the top universities worldwide 2.  To develop students with a ...

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March 10, 2017FIGHTING TAIGANS

What an incredible finish to the Basketball season. The BIS Taigan Junior Varsity team departed from school last Tuesday to play in the end of season tournament in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Coach Ryan and Ms. Kunduz went with the team and enjoyed 5 nights/ 6 days playing basketball, sightseeing, and of course visiting the Mall. The tournament was organized through the Central ...

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February 15, 2017Science with Mr Brian

While staring off into the South Pacific I knew what was happening below our boat that a hundred or so passengers could not. We were in a privileged position in a privileged place. Beneath our hull were a dozen different animals with a single goal on their mind. Fighting for position next to a single female humpback whale. By using their forty-ton ...

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January 31, 2017Photos from Winter Sports Day 2017

Last week we celebreated our annual Winter Sports Day! The youngest children had fun activities at the school and the rest went to Chunkurchak Ski Resort. Students greatly enjoeyed skiing, snowboarding and sledging in the beautiful mountains!To see photos from the event please click here.

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January 23, 2017Murad and Manuel's performance at Wushu Competition

On the  January 23  at the Seitek Children’s Center there was held the Traditional Wushu Lap Competition. It is an annual event of the Traditional Wushu Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic for students of the 1st year of training. The participants of this competition were examined on the basic techniques of traditional Wushu (stances, punches, ...

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January 20, 2017Visit to Kelelchek School

Last Tuesday, six of our Diploma Programme students visited Kelechek School with Dr. Lance Tillman, Senior Teacher at BIS.  The main objective of this educational visit was to lay foundation for the development of the relations between the two schools.  BIS students were given a school tour and were introduced to the Secondary and Primary students. ...

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January 16, 2017SIGN UP FOR SKI CLUB!

Mr. Alex, Wisconsin native and lover of all things snow, has enthusiastically started BIS’ first ever Ski Club. The Ski Club will be open to MYP2 and up, with a few exceptions for younger students who are advanced skiers. We are in the process of gauging interest as well as calculating costs, however, we encourage parents that are interested in signing their children up ...

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January 16, 2017BASKETBALL SEASON

The basketball season is upon us. The Taigans, under head coach Mr. Dunn, started their season Thursday by travelling to QSI Bishkek for the first basketball friendly of the year. Having no official practices so far this season, the BIS Taigans did exceptionally well, narrowly losing 26-27 at the last second. The team has steadily improved over the last few years and we ...

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December 15, 2016IGCSE Graduation Ceremony

This Friday was marked by the IGCSE Graduation Ceremony! Aktan, Akim, Anton, Daniil and Kaito received their certificates from the British Ambassador, Mr Robin Ord-Smith who came to BIS specially to award certificates. Taking all the exam results together, from all students who took the exams at BIS, 20% were awarded A* - the top mark available in the IGCSE system. 36% ...

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December 06, 2016Oregon State University

Graduates from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at BIS are already in demand from leading universities in the United States. Oregon State University (OSU) is a public research university with a particular focus on biological sciences. Making it especially attractive is its location in one of the most beautiful areas of the US and the fact that it awards ...

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November 25, 2016WELCOME TO BIS 6th ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

We are happy to invite you to the West Side Story musical dedicated to the 6th Anniversary of the Bishkek International School. The show will be performed by the BIS students on the stage of the Kyrgyz National Drama Theatre at 16:00 on 3rd of December, Saturday.Entrance is free and everyone is welcome! If you want to attend the show please email at info@bis.kg by ...

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November 24, 2016KAZAKH-BRITISH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY VISITED BIS

Last Friday, Alisher Aldashev, Academic Dean of the Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU), visited BIS to hold an information session about the University and its admissions policies. This was part of a continued effort by the school to promote institutions of Higher Education for our students. Recently ranked the #1 University in Kazakhstan, the school has ...

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November 18, 2016WEBSTER UNIVERSITY REPRESENTIVES

Last week our secondary students had the opportunity to hear a presentation from Webster University recruiting officers. Webster University is an American-accredited university that has several campuses in Europe that offers bachelors and masters programs in English. Our guest, Léonie Liengme, works as undergraduate representative in the admissions office of the Geneva ...

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November 16, 2016BIS COMMUNITY OUTREACH

As part of our transdisciplinary curriculum, community outreach plays an important part in fostering the IB learner profile traits. Engaging students in community service projects is a wonderful way of encouraging our students to be principled, caring and open minded. Additionally, outreach and service activities encourage empathy and understanding, and result in the ...

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November 15, 2016DIPLOMA PROGRAMME GRADUATE REVISITS HIS EXPERIENCE

Christopher Edling came to our school to speak with newly enroled IB Diploma Programe students, a programme that he completed and knows well. He gave insights into the Programmes structure and aproach to learning. Most importantly he spoke to students about time management throughout the programme, a skill he said was necessary in the program and ...

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October 21, 2016ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

The first BIS Advisory Council meeting of 2016/17 was also held on 21st October to discuss ‘International Education in a World of Nationalism’. The meeting was Chaired by the British Ambassador, Robin Ord-Smith, who was elected by the Advisory Council members to Chair the Council following the departure of the French Ambassador, Stephane Catta, in ...

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October 16, 2016INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY – SUCCESS FOR THE TAIGANS!

Last weekend we sent eleven ‘Taigan’ runners to the Central Asian Cross Country Classic in Almaty, Kazakhstan, competing with seven other international schools from Almaty, Dushanbe, Atyrau, Astana, Tashkent and Bishkek.  All of our runners competed hard and gave everything they could to make this a success. Trophies and medals were won by the BIS team ...

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October 01, 2016Visit of teachers from Bilimkana Schools

On Saturday, October 1st 2016 we welcomed teachers from Bilimkana schools. Marta Bobiatynska, Chair of the Managment Board and Head of Education toghether with David Grant, one of the Co-founders and currently Development Director gave presentations about the school. Teachers had a chance to ask questions about how the school ...

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September 30, 2016BIS SOCCER ACADEMY

We are delighted to announce the opening of BIS Soccer Academy! Students will gain professional football skills through fun and game related training under supervision of Mr. Seweryn, PE Teacher who is a certified FIFA football coach holding UEFA diploma. Program is designed to help each student to find his or her own technique and style of playing and learn to ...

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September 30, 2016INTER-SCHOOL SOCCER SATURDAYS

We are restarting Inter-School Soccer Saturdays starting October 1st. Players from Hope Academy, Oxford School, and BIS will play in friendly matches at Sports Complex ‘El Clasico’, not far from Tash-Rabat shopping centre on Jukeeva-Pudovkina between Gorki and Kulatova. The tournaments will be held from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Age groups and times can be found ...

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September 24, 2016OPEN DAY AT BIS!

ESCA - Bishkek International School is delighted to invite you and your friends to our Open Day next Saturday, 24 September from 10.00 to 13.00 – but of course you can arrive and leave whenever you want. This is a relaxed occasion – so no suits and ties – just come and look around and meet lots of people. Bring your children with you! We are preparing an ...

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September 19, 2016BISHEK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OUTPERFORMS

Students at ESCA-Bishkek International School outperformed world standards for the Cambridge ‘International General Certificate of Education’ (IGCSE) exams this summer. This is a great achievement for the first year of Cambridge IGCSE exams at BIS. Although none of our students achieved an A* in ‘English First Language’, ...

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September 05, 2016FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 2016/17

The school year 2016-2017 has started at ESCA - Bishkek International School. September 5th was a welcome day for students, parents and teachers. We met each other, discussed our summer holidays and learned about this year curriculum.The new academic year is the first one we meet as an IB World School ...

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July 27, 20162016/17 ESCA-BIS TEACHING TEAM

Dear ESCA - BIS Parents, Guardians and Friends,Please see in the attached files below profiles of ESCA - BIS Teaching Staff for 2016/17. Teachers will be at school on Monday, 29th August for a week of induction training, so that everyone is ready for students for the first day of term on Monday, 5th September.

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July 11, 2016ESCA-BIS SCHOLARSHIPS

20% to 90% fee discountOpen to all 10 to 17 year old Kyrgyz citizens & legal residentsOBJECTIVES 1.  To provide the best students in the country with excellent international education so that they qualify to enter the top universities worldwide 2.  To develop students with a well-rounded education and ...

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July 06, 2016ESCA-BIS ENGLISH SUMMER SCHOOL

BIS is happy to offer your children the chance to join our ENGLISH SUMMER SCHOOL providing three weeks of intensive English learning to help any English learners over the summer. TIMING Three weeks: 1 August to 19 August. Monday to Friday 9.00 to 14.00 including play-time and ...

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April 27, 2016ESCA - BISHKEK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Dear Friends,With the introduction of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme throughout the school, we are also changing the school name to ESCA - Bishkek International School.The new name includes ESCA, so retaining our existing profile, whilst emphasizing that we are here in Bishkek and clearly an international school. As you know, the IB ...

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April 11, 2016IB APRIL TRAIT

I believe we all strive to be the best version of ourselves that we can be.  However, this is not always easy, simple, or at times obvious how to do.  That’s why April’s IB Learner Profile, reflective, is such an important one for students and educators alike to, well, reflect upon.  Any educator worth the title of teacher will tell you ...

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April 04, 2016WELCOME TO TERM 3

Welcome back to Term 3.  I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable vacation and are looking forward to a busy and productive final term of the 2015-2016 school year. Term 2, while our shortest term, was a busy one with lots of interesting and engaging events, learning, and accomplishments.  Students enjoyed our Winter Sports Day, ...

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March 14, 2016WOMEN IN COMPUTING

For Women's History Month, Primary 4 students conducted some research on, “Women in Computing”. Even if computer science seems to be a man’s world, women have had a great influence on computing. In their research the students found out that the first programmer in history was a woman from England. In 1842, Ada Lovelace wrote the first algorithm intended to be ...

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February 26, 2016WHAT DO PLANTS LIKE TO DRINK?

Coffee, tea, sugar, salt, and water. What do plants like to drink? Erin McRaith, Primary 1 Form Teacher and Head of Education, and her students have finished a small research.“We know that plants need water, but in Primary 1 we wanted to test out how much they needed and if it mattered if there was a little something “extra” in the water. ...

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February 10, 2016FREE MOBILE APPLICATION ENCOURAGES CHILDREN TO READ IN KYRGYZ

With support from the United States through USAID, the Aga Khan Foundation has launched “FUN KITEP 2”, a mobile application with 15 new interactive storybooks in the Kyrgyz language. This free application allows children to read stories and complete exercises to encourage reading comprehension. These interactive games motivate children to ...

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February 07, 2016IB LEARNER PROFILE: FEBRUARY

Making our way through the IB Learner Profiles, February’s focus will be on being an Inquirer. With our Science Fair taking place this month we thought it quite apropos to focus on this trait as we work extra hard on our inquiry skills and conducting research.  Students who are inquirers develop their natural curiosity, acquire skills to conduct ...

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January 29, 2016ESCA PERSPECTIVE ON TEACHING

It’s fun teaching maths at ESCA. I don’t think every maths teacher in the world gets to say that. In fact, in the American public schools in which I taught prior to my two years at ESCA, when I was teaching 4 sophomore (second year Secondary) out of 6 classes each day, the variety of maths instruction I was implementing was not broad on a daily basis. I ...

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January 11, 2016WELCOME TO TERM II

Welcome back and Happy New Year to all the students, staff, and families of ESCA. I hope you all had a wonderful few weeks of rest, fun, and relaxation and are looking forward to a fabulous Term 2. Often times the gift of perspective comes when we take a trip or, at the very least, take some time away from work, school, or our everyday routines.  I ...

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December 01, 2015READING TO YOUR CHILD: 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN?

As the iPad era has transformed the early years of our children’s development, it’s important to not forget a fundamental and timeless truth: reading to your child has far-reaching and comprehensive benefits. Recently a new phenomenon has taken off in America, a challenge ...

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October 19, 2015UN DAY AT ESCA: FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER

On Friday 23 October ESCA will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the UN. On Friday morning, there will be visitors from various UN agencies to meet with students and talk about the role of the UN in the development of the world. We will have guests from World Food Programme,UN Women,

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October 12, 2015CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

Primary 4 is learning about children from around the world and thus far have met and read about Camila from Argentina, Masami from Japan, Faye from Canada, and Jeremiah from Kenya. In addition, Ms Erin introduced us to the children of Rwanda using her photos from when she taught in the country. In the story about Masami she learns shodo at school and ...

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September 07, 2015FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful first week of school.  What fun it was to see everyone, watch the students reconnect with old friends, begin to create new bonds of friendship, and to be in our new and improved learning space.  With a strong emphasis on community and teamwork the staff and students of ESCA managed a running start on achieving our school ...

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August 31, 2015OPENING DAY 2015-16

We look forward to seeing all students arrive back on Tuesday 1st September between 7:45 and 8:15. We have an outside welcome at 8:15 and parents are invited to stay for this. The timetables are ready and will be given to the students on Tuesday to take home with them.  ECAs will be from 15:30 - 16:30, pick up is at 16:30 with aftercare until 17:30. ...

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August 25, 2015WELCOME FROM THE HEAD OF EDUCATION

On behalf of the staff of the European School of Central Asia I am delighted to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year!  We are looking forward to a year of productive partnership with you to ensure that your children achieve their highest potential.  At ESCA we will continue to work to combine the joy of learning with attention and commitment to rigor, an ...

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August 03, 2015SCHOLARSHIPS 2015: Deadline 17 August 2015

ESCA is pleased to invite applications for scholarships which will be awarded to legal residents of Kyrgyzstan for the duration of the successful applicant’s Secondary Schooling from 14 year old to 18 year old provided that the students and parents meet the conditions laid out in the rules and regulations determined by ESCA. AIM OF THE ...

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July 21, 2015ESCA ENGLISH SUMMER SCHOOL

ESCA is happy to offer your children the chance to join our ENGLISH SUMMER SCHOOL providing three weeks of intensive English learning to help any English learners over the summer.TIMINGThree weeks: 3 August to 21 August. Monday to Friday 9.00 to 14.00 including play-time and a snack provided by ESCA between 12.00 and ...

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June 02, 2015SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2015

ESCA is pleased to invite applications for scholarships which will be awarded to legal residents of Kyrgyzstan for the duration of the successful applicant’s Secondary Schooling from 14 year old to 18 year old provided that the students and parents meet the conditions laid out in the rules and regulations determined by ESCA. AIM OF THE ...

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June 01, 2015SUMMER SCHOOL 2015

FESTIVAL WEEK Join us for a week of Fun 22-26 June at no cost for ESCA students and $150 for non-ESCA students. Every day is a new adventure with new topics and a bit of competition. SUMMER SCHOOL EXTRA After school is officially over come back and join us for another week in the time when dinosaurs lived. 28 June- 3 July we ...

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May 30, 2015WUSHU EXAM

At the end of each school year the best wushu students all over Bishkek City, who have worked hard on techniques of this martial art with diligence and enthusiasm, have the opportunity to pass the qualifying exam and get the junior level of skill in traditional wushu. There are 3 of these levels (in ascending order): 1st ji, 2nd ji and 3rd ji. The requirements of ...

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May 29, 2015EXAM WEEK: 1-5 JUNE

Where has the time gone? It feels like only yesterday we held our first Cambridge Progression tests. We will again test our students in Math, Science, English and ESL during the first week of June. Mr Joe, our Exams Officer, is working on a schedule for that week and as soon as it is ready students will be given their class´ Exam timetable. Cambridge has ...

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May 19, 2015ANNUAL ESCA GOLF TOURNAMENT 2015

On 31 May 2015 The Parents Association is holding an Annual ESCA Golf Tournament. There will be heaps of activities for kids, including a golf clinic.  The tournament will be played in teams of 4 - you are welcome to put together your own team, or we can allocate you to a team. Entry fee will be the ...

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April 02, 2015ENGLISH LANGUAGE MOVIES IN APRIL

Cinematica is launching English Movie Club to show movies in its original language.In April there are several shows planned:The Water Diviner (starring Russel Crowe; an Australian farmer, who lost his three sons in the battle of Gallipoli, travels to Turkey hoping to find his sons or his peace of ...

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March 31, 2015SPRING IS HERE!

It is true, spring has come to Bishkek. The city is becoming greener and the sun is warming our faces and with that comes the end of ESCA´s second term. This term has been our shortest but we have been able to do a lot during it. ESCA saw a growth in student numbers again this term and it is always wonderful to see how the ESCA students quickly welcome ...

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March 23, 2015ENGLISH LANGUAGE MOVIES IN BISHKEK

Cinematica is launching English Movie Club to show movies in its original language.This week there are two shows:Insurgent - 3D with Russian subtitles. Tuesday 24 March at 20:30 at Cosmo Park.American Sniper - Thursday 26 March at Cosmo Park.Please see

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March 16, 2015HOUSE CHALLENGE: MAPS

Over the last couple of months every student in the school has been working hard on a special geographical house challenge. Piranhas, Phoenix and Snow Leopards were asked to design a map of Kyrgyzstan that would surpass all other maps. The maps had to highlight the unique features of Kyrgyzstan's culture, traditions and natural environment that make it a great ...

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March 13, 2015NOORUZ CELEBRATION: 19 MARCH

Nooruz is almost here and we are celebrating as a school on Thursday 19th March.  Our exciting event will start at 15:30 and last until around 18:30.  The event will include singing and dancing from our students, games and food and art projects. The school Nooruz Committee and Parents Association have been working hard since January ...

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March 02, 2015INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA

We are making good progress toward authorisation by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to deliver the IB Diploma for 16 to 19 year old students from September 2016. Following training for Tone Dotson and Hana Cho in Vienna in January, David Grant attended training in Brussels last week. All teachers for the IB Diploma courses will also attend ...

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February 18, 2015SCIENCE FAIR RESULTS

It was not an easy task for the judges of the Science Fair to pick winners because all the participants had done such a great job. The students showed us their works and talked about their questions, research and hypothesis. They shared their ideas and their conclusions. It was so great to see how both students and parents had worked together and investigated ...

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February 17, 2015CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Career Development is an ECA focused on the ongoing educational development of our oldest group of students at ESCA. Year 10 students are approaching the time in their lives in which they have to think about what subjects they would like to focus on, which universities they would like to apply to, and what paths they would like to take for their future career. The ...

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February 16, 2015VISIT TO 84 SCHOOL, AK ORGO

ESCA teachers visited school number 84 in Ak-Orgo new settlement in Bishkek to observe classes during English Language Week. This is Education Ministry's initiative to improve the teaching and learning of English in public schools throughout the country. Our teachers observed English and Math classes and provided feedback to their colleagues. Last month, ESCA hosted three ...

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February 14, 2015VALENTINE`S DAY

From early morning on Friday, we took part in many fun activities as ESCA celebrated Saint Valentine's Day, organized by the Student Council. For the last two weeks students and some teachers volunteered their free time to make Valentine cards and we made more than 130! But it was still not enough and almost all cards were sent before lunch. ...

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February 07, 2015WINTER SPORTS DAY

On Friday morning almost all students from year 3 to year 10, together with 17 staff, piled into buses with our skis and sledges and took off for the mountains for a whole day with nothing but snow and fun. Some of the very beginners learned to ski in a matter of ...

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January 31, 2015TRADITIONAL WUSHU LAP COMPETITION

Traditional Wushu Lap Competition is the annual event of the Traditional Wushu Federation of Kyrgyz Republic for students of the first year of training. The participants of this competition are examined on basic techniques of traditional wushu and their knowledge of the theoretical basics of wushu. This year the ...

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January 25, 2015ENGLISH TALKING CLUB FOR PARENTS

We are pleased to announce an English Talking Club for parents who want extra English practice with a focus on conversation to become confident in talking in English. Talking Club sessions will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 16:30 to 17:30 at ESCA with Joe Crewe and Carmen Bradford. The cost of the Talking Club is 2,000 som for the ...

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January 19, 2015AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS OPEN FOR NON ESCA STUDENTS

ESCA offers more than 25 after-school clubs to ESCA students with different options every day of the week. All clubs run for 9 weeks from Monday 19th February to Friday 20th March. Some clubs are only for ESCA students but the clubs listed here for: English; German; Korean; Wushu; Chess; Art; Card Making; First Aid; Typing; and Kyrgyz Craft, ...

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January 18, 2015PARENT-TEACHER MEETINGS WEDNESDAY 21 JANUARY

If you would like an appointment to see your child’s Form Teacher and/or Subject Teacher, use this link: Parent Teacher Meeting Appointments If possible, fill up the early appointments first, so that each ...

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January 09, 2015SCIENCE FAIR: WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY

What is Science Fair? A Science Fair is usually a way for students to show off their Science knowledge and their use of scientific enquiry. Scientific enquiry is part of the Cambridge curriculum in all year groups and we want to give our students a chance to investigate and show off their final Science project and research to the ESCA ...

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January 08, 2015WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! We are excited to be starting a new term with you on Thursday 8 January. We have full school days on Thursday and Friday with fun activities in the normal school ECA time from 15.30-16.30 and supervision to 17.30. New ECAs, with options to choose, will start from Monday.As you come back to school you will ...

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December 17, 2014AMERICAN ORPHAN ADOPTED IN BISHKEK

Orphan ‘Annie’ has been rescued from her cold hard existence in a New York orphanage and brought to a new life in our warm, happy and friendly Bishkek in the musical ‘Annie’ performed by the cheerful students of the European School in Central Asia at BGU yesterday. In the musical, orphan Annie is determined to find her parents who abandoned her ...

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December 15, 2014ESCA MUSICAL 'ANNIE' ON TUESDAY!

We are almost there! We invite you all to join our talented students and staff in an evening of music, dance and acting on Tuesday 16 December at 18.00. The PAMC will start selling food and drinks at 17.45 to raise money for a dishwasher for ESCA kitchen to improve hygiene. But before we can get there we still have a few requests and ...

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December 12, 2014ENERGETIC TONE!

Read this piece about life of ESCA Head of Education, Mrs Tone Dotson: http://members.vb.kg/2014/12/12/budte/1.html

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December 10, 2014GAME OF LIFE

This board game creates opposing moving figures that can interfere with each other or even wreak havoc with each other’s production. Once set in motion the moving parts ‘work’ toward one goal: reproduction. It looks a lot like a computer game but the programming is far simpler and requires no ‘language’ from the user. At ESCA’s Wednesday ECA Game of ...

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December 05, 2014TYPING COMPETITION

On Friday there was a victory luncheon for the typing musketeers! After two months of hard work practicing their typing skills, the winners celebrated with a lunch of pizza and computer games. Well done to all of the students who took part - everyone has developed their keyboard abilities! THE WINNERS: ·  Fastest Fingers: David from ...

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December 03, 2014CHILDREN; TELL YOUR PARENTS, YOU HAVE A MESSAGE FROM ROZA

“When you go home, tell your parents that Roza Otunbaeva asks them to read to you for 20 minutes every day!” was the message that the ex-President of the Kyrgyz Republic gave to children in the European School in Central Asia (ESCA) which celebrated its fourth birthday on Monday. Mrs Otunbaeva has a real passion for education and has ...

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December 02, 2014INVESTIGATIVE SCIENCE AT ESCA

A quest to find the answers using the Scientific Method is at the heart of all sciences. If we don´t investigate and try to find out on our own it is hard to truly understand the wonders of science. All science lessons at ESCA use this way of learning and even if it might be a bit messy when we build and mix to get our answers, there is always a “method to the ...

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November 23, 2014PARENTS CREATIVE DESIGN GROUP

In their continuous effort to support the school and its development, ESCA Parents Association Management Committee is exhibiting handmade New Year souvenirs at the school reception area to raise funds for a dishwashing machine for ESCA.We would like to thank Ms Svetlana Talipova, member of PAMC and the author of all these ...

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November 11, 2014KYRGYZ LANGUAGE and CULTURE SATURDAY SCHOOL

ESCA is pleased to announce a new Kyrgyz Language & Culture Saturday School run in partnership with a language center TIL CLUB, known for its original program of teaching Kyrgyz. The first Saturday School will be on 15 November and run until 13 December from 9:30 till 11:30led by both ESCA and TIL CLUB teachers. A new session will start again in ...

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November 07, 2014BACK TO SCHOOL

While students and teachers have been taking a well-earned break, other staff continued to work through the break both to manage our longer term development and to make sure everything is ready to restart school on Monday. Several parents have been in to see the school and we have four new students who will be starting on Monday. We have also made a few ...

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November 03, 2014HALF TERM BREAK

Please be advised that ESCA students and teachers are on Half Term Break from 3rd to 7th November. There will be no classes and no Play School on Friday 7th November. The administration is still working if you want to come and see the school. Contact us 0 312 21 44 06 and 0 555 21 44 06

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October 24, 2014HALLOWEEN at ESCA

Halloween is coming and this year our Student Council has prepared a lot of surprises and fun activities. Costumes: On Friday 31st October all students are encouraged to come to school in a costume. Every student in a costume earns two points for their House, so make sure they wear something interesting! There will also be additional points for ...

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October 20, 2014UN DAY at ESCA

The Regional UN Communications Officer, Rostislav Murzagulov spoke to our assembly on Friday 17th October to introduce the school to the United Nations, in preparation for UN Day on Friday 24th October. On Friday we will have various presentations during the day from UNICEF, UN Women, and UNDP, and the UN Resident Representative Alexander Avenessov will speak ...

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October 13, 2014ESCA OPEN HOUSE

ESCA is pleased to invite parents and friends to Open House every Thursday from 12.30 to 13.00. It is a great chance to see the school in action and talk with teachers. 

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October 03, 2014PLAY SCHOOL at ESCA

ESCA is pleased to introduce Play School for children from 1 to 4 years of age every Friday from 10:30 to 12:00. 

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September 21, 2014PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS

A Google sign up doc will go out to all ESCA parents on Monday so you can sign up for a time slot to see your child’s teacher(s). Form Teachers, Co Teachers and Subject Teachers will be available for an appointment. At these meetings you will have a chance to hear from the teachers about observations they have made about your child, some recommendations for extra ...

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September 18, 2014PARENTS ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING

The Parents Association annual general meeting is this Thursday evening 18th September.  In the meeting, parents will have the opportunity to hear about the work of the Parents Association Management Committee (PAMC) and events planned for the year. It is also your opportunity to hear from and ask questions to the ESCA Management Board and meet members of the ...

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August 25, 2014OPEN EVENING THURSDAY 28th August. NEW TERM TUESDAY 2nd September

Welcome to a new school year! We have been working hard over the summer to get ESCA ready for our students and the first day of school on 2nd September when we start at 8.00 am with a full day at school including some ECA´s for Year 1 and up. (8.00-16.30)Before school starts, we would like to invite all new and returning Parents to ...

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June 28, 2014ENGLISH SUMMER SCHOOL

ESCA is happy to offer your children the chance to join our ENGLISH SUMMER SCHOOL providing three weeks of intensive English learning to help any English learners over the summer.TIMINGThree weeks: 4th of August to 22nd August. Monday to Friday 9.00 to 14.00 including play-time and a snack provided by ESCA between ...

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June 25, 2014Extra Summer School Registration Still Open!

Now that the term is almost over we would like to remind you that we are still accepting applications  ESCA Extra Summer School, a week full of teambuilding events, such as rope jumping,  film making, roller skating, swimming, bowling, campfire etc. EXTRA SUMMER SCHOOL ...

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June 02, 2014PAMC Annual Garage Sale

ESCA’s annual garage sale is on this Saturday morning (7th June), and it’s not too late to book a table if you’re moving on from Bishkek, or just to sell anything you no longer need.  If you love a bargain come along for a look from 9 am to 11 am Saturday morning.  Contact us via Facebook or email: pamc@esca.kg if you have questions.  

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May 14, 2014Open Day Festival 2014

We are pleased to invite parents and friends to our Open Day Festival this Saturday! Shows, events, competitions and master classes for children and parents. A great chance to see the school, meet staff & students and socialize with other parents Come with Family & Friends  Bring ...

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May 13, 2014Summer School 2014

ESCA is pleased to invite parents of children from 5 to 14 years of age to attend ESCA Festival Summer School and ESCA Extra Summer School.ESCA Festival Summer School will take place from 23rd June to 27th June and will cost 150 USD for non ESCA children.ESCA Extra Summer School will take place from 30th June to 4th ...

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May 12, 2014Scholarship Program 11+

ESCA is pleased to invite applications for scholarships which will be awarded to residents of Kyrgyzstan for the duration of the successful applicant’s Secondary Schooling from 11+ year old to 17/18 yr old provided that the pupil and parents meet the conditions laid out in the rules and regulations determined by ESCA. AIM OF ...

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April 29, 2014Wushu Championship

Last week, several of our students had the special opportunity to participate in the Traditional Biannual Wushu Championship. Danil, Malina, Aila, Sophie, Wayan, and Jemma performed spectacular routines in front of a panel of judges from the Traditional Wushu Federation of Kyrgyz Republic. Competitors from all around Central Asia came and participated in the Championship. ...

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April 25, 2014ESCA POETRY EVENING on TUESDAY 29th APRIL 17.00!

Children are hard at work preparing for ESCA’s second annual Poetry Evening, which will be held this Tuesday at 5 p.m. Performances will be class by class, starting with Year 1 and finishing with Year 9. The whole program will last about an hour, and take place in the hall. 

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March 18, 2014ESCA Kyrgyz Language and Culture Saturday School

On January 18th ESCA opened its doors to students willing to improve their knowledge of Kyrgyz language and culture. Children were divided into Beginners and Advanced groups and have been studying Kyrgyz language, history, geography and culture.On March 1st children visited some cultural places, such as the Historical Museum and Frunze Museum, and Bishkek ...

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March 14, 2014ESCA Nooruz Celebration on March 26th!

Celebration of Nooruz has become one of the most awaited and exciting traditions at ESCA. This year the celebration is taking place on March 26th from 15:00 till 17:30. Students are very excited about the event and preparing a program with national dance and songs to perform in front of parents and friends of ESCA.ESCA Parents Association ...

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December 23, 2013ESCA Admission to Kyrgyz Language and Culture Saturday School open!

Dear Parents and Friends of ESCA!ESCA is pleased to announce that Kyrgyz Language and Culture Saturday School Admission is open till January 10th. Classes will take place from January 18th till March 22nd and will provide a range of learning activities at Beginner as well as more Advanced levels. The course is open for non-ESCA ...

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December 17, 2013Congratulations to ESCA Scholarship Winners!

ESCA Team wishes to congratulate Akim Ruslanov and Daniil Kim for becoming the winners of Scholarships announced earlier this fall. This Scholarship allows talented students with high academic performance of 13 years of age to obtain secondary education at ESCA with a 70% discount. During the first two weeks of ...

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December 17, 2013ESCA Donation to Bishkek Deaf and Mute Center

In December 2013 ESCA Parents Association Management Committee organized a fundraising to support ESCA partner - Bishkek Deaf and Mute Center. 13.000 KGS have been collected and transfered to the Deaf and Mute Center and the Donation Certificate was handed during the End of Year Talent Show on December 17th. Many thanks to parents for their continous ...

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December 01, 2013ESCA TALENT SHOW

ESCA is pleased to announce that ESCA Talent Show is to take place on December 17th, 2013 in Kyrgyz State Puppet Theater. ESCA students will perform and demonstrate their talents.ESCA Parents, Friends and Parents are invited to participate in the show.http://www.esca.kg/news/latest-news/esca-talent-show/

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October 31, 2013ESCA Scholarship

ESCA is pleased to invite applications for scholarships which will be awarded to children of citizens of Kyrgyzstan for the duration of the successful applicant’s Secondary Schooling from 13 year old to 17/18 yr old provided that the pupil and parents meet the conditions laid out in the rules and regulations determined by ESCA.AIM OF THE SCHOLARSHIP1.  ...

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October 30, 2013ESCA HALLOWEEN DAY

PROGRAMMEParents are invited to join the morning assembly to support children and enjoy a short concert8:00 – 9:00 Halloween style COSTUME assembly and a CONCERT Best mask making contestBest pumpkin carving contest9:00 – 15:00 – “Trick or treat”Between:9:00 – 9:45     ...

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June 21, 2013PETER PAN

 As most parents are now aware the summer performance will be ‘Peter Pan’.  The performance will take the form of an outdoor performance on the basketball court.  It is similar to ‘performance in the park’ and I welcome parents to bring a picnic blanket and basket for the evenings events.  This will create a very informal atmosphere or shall I say picnic ...

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June 05, 2013SUMMER SCHOOL

There is still spaces left for Summer School and I ask parents to sign children up. This will take place from Monday 1st July to Friday 12th July. An application form with information regarding the course is available from Miss Mirzat in the office. A detailed program will be available this week for information on activities and events. Children aged 2 to 14 are ...

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June 01, 2013DRAMA REHEARSALS

During the next couple of weeks letters will go out requesting children for Saturday rehearsals in order to get the play, Peter Pan, of the ground for summer. This is a move away from the usual but I feel that we have lost a lot of academic time in the past and these rehearsals could be accommodated elsewhere. I therefore ask parent’s support in this matter unless ...

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June 01, 2013ESCA GOLF TOURNAMENT

On the 1st of June ESCA will be holding their first Golf/Family Day. There will be an open invitation to all interested people across Bishkek. Entry fee will be 2500som and will include one round of golf (Four ball better ball) and a meal. Prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place including ‘longest drive’, ‘closest to the pin’ and a variety of ...

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