iSchool is a private British school operating in Olomouc

It’s the beginning of the end of another academic year. May and June are always very busy. We are preparing a number of very interesting events.

by Petr Pospíšil

First, I would like to follow up on my previous article about the developing partnership with Wolsey Hall Oxford. We are organizing a meeting for Y6, Y7 and Y8, Y9 parents on Tuesday 15/May at 4.00pm to give more information about our offer.

From the next academic year we will be offering Y9 courses and your child can choose any combination of the following subjects: English, French, Spanish, German, History, Geography, Maths and Science.

This can be followed by the IGCSE courses (stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education). The selection of courses are: English language, English Literature, French, Spanish, German, History, Geography, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Science and Computer Science. By completing a minimum of 5 of these courses and taking the final examinations at any of accredited examination centres, your child will gain formally recognized qualification.

The main advantage is that students will have access to an excellent e-learning platform with clear study plans, subject specialist in the UK as well as ISO and a dedicated independent learning tutor at our school.

These courses can solve a number of questions connected with the continuation after the current classes offered at our school. Qualitatively it is an even higher standard compared with the Czech national curriculum at the appropriate level. Moreover, it is also an excellent opportunity for students to develop independent study skills that are so useful for later high school or even university studies.

So even if you are not a parent from Y6, Y7, Y8 or Y9, you are welcome to attend this meeting to learn more about our new learning solution for the 21st century.

We are again preparing our popular sports day which will take place on Friday 1st June. Like last year, we will host children from the Slunicko school in Lipnik and there will be also children from the International School of Brno coming to join us here in Olomouc. I believe it will be another great event.

In mid June to celebrate the end of another school year we are preparing a big surprise for all primary and lower secondary students. Watch out for the news; it is going to be BIG.

Finally, I would like to announce the date for another formal meeting between the school management and parents. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 5/June at 4.00pm and it will be an opportunity to raise question and discuss past and future developments. Everybody from the parents community who has something to say, suggest or offer is warmly welcomed.

Why should your child attend iSchool?

They will gain perfect knowledge of English.

Your child will become a global citizen with wide understanding of local and international topics.

We put a strong emphasis on the development on subject specific skills rather than on acquisition of knowledge.

Emphasis on skills development (not just memorising).

Individual approach; school’s ability to motivate for improvement.

Your child will be excited to come to school.

School philosophy

You are not buying success, you are paying for the school to monitor your child’s progress to their goals and motivate them to fulfil their potential.

We are not a selective school: we believe that everybody can be successful.