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Verzlunarskóli Íslands The commercial college of Iceland Berglind, Einar, Helen, Jóhanna, Kristín, Margrét og Sigríður.
Introduction The commerical college of Iceland is a four - year senior high school / college for student 15 year + who have completed elementary school.
Introduction The College serves the whole of Iceland and has a student population of over a thousand students. It is organized on the basis of a form system, all students in the same classes have the same timetable. Students are in college in full-time from 8:10 - 15:40 Monday - Friday.
Introduction The school year consists of two semesters, fall and spring. Each semester students take a full- time load of courses worth two or three credits each. Over four years, they take a total of 140+ credits and matriculate with an Icelandic “stúdentspróf” (matriculation exam)
Introduction In their first year all students follow a common curriculum. They then opt to specialize in one of four streams: business, science, social science or languages. In all streams during the first two years have a strong focus on practical business courses like accounting, economics and computer studies. These courses qualify students for the Commercial Diploma (‘verzlunarpróf’) at the end of their second year.
Semesters The first semester begins in August and ends in December, including a four day winter break. The second semester begins in January and ends in May, including a Easter break and a three day break because of our annual celebration.
Traditional day In the second year students dress up in traditional Icelandic clothes and dance old traditional dances in down town Reykjavík. In the evening students eat dinner at “Perlan” which is one of the most spectacular buildings/restaurant in Reykjavík. After that all second year students attend a dance where there is a live band playing.
Nemendamót Verzlunarskóla Íslands Nemendamót Verzlunarskóla Íslands or Nemó is our annual celebration. The day starts early by the class eats breakfast together. Later that day we see this years musical made by students in Verzló. In the evening we eat dinner together at a restaurant, go to a pre party and then attend the big dance.
Dances Along with the traditional day and Nemó we have five other dances. Busaball / to welcome freshman Jólaball / christmas dance Þemaball / two different dances with various themes. Lokaball / At the end of the second semester.
School magazines Verzlunarskólablaðið which is the largest school magazine in Iceland. Viljinn which is the oldest school magazine in Iceland. Along with that we have two other small gossip magazines, Harmonía and Kvasir. They contain gossip about students in the school.
School Competitions Morfís which is a debate competition between the colleges in Iceland. Verzló is now for the 14 th time in the finals. Gettu Betur is a contest between colleges who can answer the most questions correctly.