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Lip Sync Battle

04.03.2017 at 18:11

On the 1st of March, 2017, Talsi Christian Secondary School’s gym was acquired gorgeous and solemn presentation, because there was an annual song contest  – school’s Pop – street. To make the event interesting, solemn and different, this year’s Pop – street had Eurovision Song Contest theme. Within three weeks students were able to prepare one of the raffle songs, the best and amusing Eurovision songs of all time.

All classes had prepared magnificent performances that were made with great job. On the stage, visitors saw artists from all over the world. The event was opened by group “Bucks Fizz” with their song “Making Your Mind Up”. They were also the presenters – Līga Sidere (grade 12), Luanda Miķelsone (grade 11), Rudis Rūdolfs Zaurs (grade 11) and Kārlis Rorbahs (grade 12).

In Talsi Christian School’s Eurovision Song Contest Latvia was represented by group “F.L.Y.” (grade 4), group ”Aarzemnieki” (grade 7) and the new home-grown talent – Justs (grade 2a), who received a special sympathy prize. There were also other countries, that were on the big stage. With amusing performances singer Alf Poier (grade 9), and groups “Todomondo” (grade 6a) and “ABBA” (grade 5) were entertaining us. Attractive and colorful performances were prepared by Alexander Rybak (grade 6a), Verka Serduchka (Grade 11) and Daz Sampson (grade 2b).

Members of the jury – a photographer and artist Aivars Vilks, youth organizations activist Ināra Ņesterova and a musician Mārcis Felšs – ruled that the 1st place in group from grades 1 to 6 should won Latvian representatives of the “Pirates of The Sea” (grade 3) with their song “Wolves of the Sea”, while the song “Leto Svet” which was performed by Estonian musicians’ Kreisiraadio” (grade 8) should win the first place in group from grades 7 to 12. As guest artists in this year’s Pop – street there were all Russian’s favorite “Buranovskye Babushki” and Japanese comedian with colleagues who performed an Internet sensation – the song “Pen-pineapple-apple-pen”.

Talsi Christian Secondary School’s Eurovision song contest gave positive emotions, smiles and a chance to change the daily school’s routine to every student, teacher, staff member and guest.

Language day

09.02.2017 at 22:07

Can you imagine a day in a school, when students like everything, even the home works, but they don’t like the breaks?

This is Talsi Christian School’s Language day.

“I liked everything. There wasn’t a single thing that I didn’t like. I guess a very good idea was about the home work, in my opinion, it was a laugh and it united the collective.  Meanwhile, the workshops that were created by teachers, were both educational and gave a lot of joy.”

In the opening part of Language day, Ilze, the owner of Clown’s museum, was calling in the front of the stage the most talkative students to make them read some poems in an extraordinary language with a special device in the mouth. Next, each grade from 5 to 12 showed their home works “Country’s culture”. The audience was gladdened by the fiery dancers from Spain, but the bulls were challenged by the brave bullfighters from grade 5. Grades 9 and 10 created traditions and tourist favourite places of Egypt and India, but collective from grade 6a was trying to convince us that Italian pizza and pasta is the most delicious choice. The impressive and rounded sumo wrestlers, a popular musical hit, geishas “were coming” from grade 8, but mr. Bean, his famous teddy, the royal family, Justin Bieber and the famous tea drinking traditions were all perfectly reflected by grade 12. With magnificent dresses, fighting soldiers, facts about China and a dragon that was made by Daniela and her mum was appearing grade 7. A souvenir from Russia – a special Russian doll (made by Asnate’s mum) and a national dance called “Kalyinka” with Agnese’s six years old brother’s partake left no one indifferent. All home works were rated by a competent jury – school’s headmistress Inguna Gruzniņa and informatics teacher Vilnis Zarakauskis – and about the black African tribal members they both said: “Who knows, when we’ll have a chance to see people like these again!” Most students wrote in the reviews, that “home works united the class”. “I suddenly got the courage to perform, because at the beginning I didn’t want to, but later I got over my fears.”

The next activity of this day – seven workshops. “I really like the German workshop “Breczel”. We made the salty pretzels. They were so tasty!” “Poetess Maija Laukmane were telling much about poetry, the types of poetry and how to create it.” “I would like to be able to visit more activities, because it was hard to decide where to go, because I wanted to go to all of them.” “I liked the worshop that I was in, because we had calligraphy, and I was able to study how to write differently than on a daily basis. Thanks, Santa!” “Teachers had planned everything really great. It was interesting to larn about different countries.” “I got to know the culture of Ukraine. If I had to tell about it now, I could do it without any problems. Thanks to Jūlija, the mom of Jans and Jana.” “In the Great Britain’s workshop I especially liked to work in groups and taste different foods.” “I got to know that people from Great Britain like tea with biscuits, I also learnt how the sandwich was made, but in Africa there are about 2000 languages.” “I really didn’t like the breaks, because I didn’t know what to do then.” “I liked that all the workshops were so different.”

Next, all grades were watching a movie in cinema “Auseklis”. “I guess that movie was another great idea. If Language day will be next year too, the movie should be kept as a tradition.”

In the end, ater the presentations of all workshops, each grade got their diploma and delicious prizes. While slowly tasting them and talking about the previous day, students understood that they didn’t even want to go home.

Bell ensemble’s exposition

07.02.2017 at 21:58

On the 1st of February on Talsi Folk House there was a competition of instrumental ensembles “From Baroque to Rock”. In this competition under teacher’s Jānis Smilga leadership participated our school’s handbell ensemble youngest and eldest group. We are proud of the high results of both groups. From eleven collectives there are four that were raised to the next round in Ventspils, on February 22, where the best instrumental ensembles from Kurland will take place. We are happy that our handbell ensemble eldest group is one of them! Thanks to all the members of both handbell ensembles and to teacher Jānis for invested job. Good luck in achieving the best results in the next rounds!

The memorial event of Barricades

03.02.2017 at 21:59

On 27 January in TCS there was happening the memorial event of Barricades. Students had a chance to refresh their knowledges about the time of Barricades. Now it’s a tradition that the eldest students of TCS are visiting the youngest ones to tell them about significant historical events in Latvia. On this year, students from grade 12 were visiting students from grades 1 to 5. They had prepared a narration, presentation, songs, film fragments and some activities too, to understandably tell the children about these recent events in Latvia’s history.

Students from 6 to 11 had this event in the new prayer room, where they had an opportunity to listen in the experienced things of Inese Makstniece, a withess and participant of barricades near TV Tower of Zaķusala.

In the honor of the 26th anniversary of Barricades, this event was started by TCS history teacher’s Kristīne Neifelde’s speech. Our knowledges about barricades were refreshed by Artis Einštāls, a student from grade 12. As we all know, in the time of Barricades Latvians were especially united and they sang out their unity and patriotism. This time two students from grade 12 – Ivanda Stepka and Agate Kniploka – were gladdening us with their musical performance “Help, Lord”. In the end of the event we collectively sang a song “Here is Latvia”.

We are a small nation on the map, but a big one in each of the Latvian’s hearts! Let’s be kind, helpful to each other, and, the most important – let’s be united!

Christmas events

04.01.2017 at 21:56

To celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, on the 20th of December in Talsi Evangelical Lutheran Church there was a festive church service, where all TCS students, teachers, staff members and students’ parents were gathered. In this church service we heard a story about how Jesus was born, while we also heard school’s musical associations’ performances. Priest Māris Ludviks and the headmistress of TCS, Inguna Gruzniņa, spoke to all the welcomed.

After the church service, in the gym of TCS there was the 13th ceremony of Oscars and the 7th Christmas ball, where students from grades 5 to 12 as well as their parents were welcomed, to end this semester with especially good feelings. There were served awards in 15 different nominations.

“The highest average grade of primary school”, “The highest average grade in high school”, “The sharpest “acceleration” in studies”, “Student’s wittiest saying”, “Teacher’s wittiest saying”, “The most responsive parent”, “The most musical student”, “I had no idea”, “Teacher’s translator”, “Lightning conductor”, “The most positive student”, “The most merciful student” and “My teacher”.

After the ceremony of Oscars, everyone had fun in the 7th Christmas ball. All the participants of the ball received some lottery tickets and at the end of the ball participated in a lottery. The lottery prizes were prepared by entrepreneurs of Talsi and “4:13 Ministries”.