Highlights of the Year

In December 2009 a new initiative of selecting a highlight of the year was initiated at MHG. All classes and teachers proposed their nominees for the title. The most appreciated actions included collaborative events. In addition, the number of charity activities and volunteer work nominations increased every year. In 2015 the students started to choose the highlight of the year of MHG where also the teachers and parents could vote. In 2018, it was decided that instead of highlighting only one event or activity per year, we would like to bring out all highlights of the year that are important to MHG.

MHG Highlights of the Year 2020

  • Teaching and learning continue despite the challenging situation and adapts to the digital era.
  • Technical capability for conducting digital learning grows with the support of Tartu City.
  • Shifting the beginning od the school day by 30 minutes does not change the total length of the school day.
  • Pre-school begins.
  • Completing grades 10 takes place by using online testing and entrance interviews.
  • 6 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 6 IBO gold medals are awarded during the graduation ceremony of the secondary school.
  • Formulating the school values: EXPERIENCES and LEADING THE WAY

Learning Languages

  • MHG is the best school in the international contest Best in English wioth Anete Maremäe (12DP) the world champion in individual ranking.
  • The best junior translator in Estonia in the contest Juvenes Translatores organized by the European Commission was Isabel Mõistus from 11a.
  • Oliver Mõttus develops into an acknowledged spokesman, he receives recognition from the President’s Speech Contest and through publishing different articles in the media.

Learning Sciences

  • Uku Andreas Reigo (11DP) wins the Science contest Rakett 69. His classmate, Liis Siigur, receives a place in the top 5.
  • A great 2nd place in the three subjects total (Maths, Physics, Chemistry) is received from the Contest of the Five Schools. The absolute best problem solver is our 12DP student Hendrik Vija.

Contributing to the Community

  • We conduct a strong ad campaign for the Activity Track and Sports Field of Härma with the lead of our parent Sten Weidebaum and designer Pärt Ojamaa.
  • Participation in the collaborative projects: STEAM labs, GLOBE, Sustainable Tartu?!, DigiYouth, World Nations’ Cousine.
  • Introucing the Service and Action as a part of the basic school curriculum.
  • Continuing with the KiVa days to promote caring and noticing through collaborative activities for thewhole school.
  • MHG Instagram is gaining more popularity.
  • Teachers sharing their expertise and good practices: podcast “Õpime koos”, Õpetajate Leht, Vikerraadio, Roosa Raadio, University of Tartu, EduBest, EATE, Conference of the Interesting School, Educational Fair of Tartu etc.
  • Kadri Leppoja is announces to become an honorary member of the Estonian Choir Society.
  • Kristi Kreutzberg is awarded a title of the High School Teacher of the Year and invited to the national award ceremony.
  • MHG Foundation is established with the lead of the Parent Advisory Board.

Taking Care of our Health

  • We are joining the community of Movement Inviting Schools (Liikuma Kutsuv Kool). Our parents are leading the decoration of the schoolhouse as well as the courtyard and outdoors with different activity tracks and games for spending active recess. We receive outdoor slack and ninja lines with the help of Tartu City Government.
  • The team of MHG teachers practices winter swimming together.

MHG Educational Achievement of 2019

Becoming a full-cycle IB World school with the official recognition to offer all three programmes of the IB: the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme

MHG Highlights of the Year 2018


  • contemporary teaching methodology of the Science subjects
  • high results in the Contest of Five Schools in 2018
  • valuing the Estonian language and culture
  • practical courses for the secondary school
  • the students of MHG teaching other students
  • popular quiz games and high achievements in them
  • successful results in the students’ Science Papers competition


  • Erik Haamer (11b) receiving the title of the athlete of the year in Tartu
  • interesting international projects
  • positive feedback of the evaluation visit of the IB Primary Years Programme
  • International interest in MHG and the teaching methodology from schools in various countries


  • updating the school’s Wi-Fi network
  • students being highly satisfied with the school (Innove Student Survey 2018)
  • the press conference of the Management Team

EVENTS (including student-initiated activities)

  • events organized by the Student Council – Career Day, Halloween etc
  • events organized by students – the ball, freshmen students’ activities, MHG 112, MHG quiz games etc
  • MHG concert-ceremony celebrating the Republic of Estonia 100th anniversary
  • Collaboration project with the choir and the orchestra from Bielefeld in Germany
  • MHG folk dancers and choir singers participating in different events
  • Exhibitions on the 3rd floor

MHG Highlight of the Year in 2017 was participating in the Estonian Song and Dance festival. MHG was the school with the largest number of participants.

MHG Highlight of the Year in 2016 was the Conference of the Graduates “MHG 110”

MHG Highlight of the Year in 2015 was the charity project “Väike panus, suur mõju” lead by our students Triin Karis and Merili Ginter.

2019 Miina Härma Gümnaasium