Making waves in Ostrava
by Freya Swain
A cold, snow filled January day was quickly warmed up by some friendly competition from three, local International Schools: International School Brno, The Ostrava International School and ourselves. This was the second of three events which the schools are hosting. TOIS invited us to the local swimming pool to compete in the Moravian gala and after a warm welcome speech from the the principle Brett Gray, we were ready to let the games begin! Using the three lanes and divided up into age groups we competed in a number of races including :100 metres, relay front stroke, and back stroke.
The children instinctively stood at the furthest end of the pool and cheered their peers on. It was wonderful to see the students motivating and supporting each other through each round. A highlight of the event was seeing Adam in Year 5 win his race, with the whole team loudly chanting his name. Myself, Ms Jitka and Ms Eva were filled with pride.
The end scores were close; we came third with Brno taking first place on the podium. It did not matter, as in terms of morale, peer support and representing the school we won gold. The children were fantastic. It was a great experience to collaborate with students and staff from these schools, allowing us to share ideas and unite in friendly competition.
We are looking forward to hosting the third event, - Maths Day on March 22nd and welcoming the schools to our establishment.
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.