The challenging school year has come to an end yet preparations for new challenges are in full swing. But in July we will all rest for a while.
The school year 2020/2021 was undoubtedly one of the most difficult we can remember. Most of the students experienced it for the most part at home sitting behind the computers during distance learning, which was put in place even for the youngest students. Restrictions are still fading, for example singing is still prohibited. However, this does not prevent us from ending the school year cheerfully. On Monday, we prepared a "Treat Day" for your children to thank them for their effort and perseverance in distance learning. They certainly deserved it. Looking at the results of Cambridge and InCas tests and examinations held within the Czech program, we can state with relief that the negative impact of online teaching on students' results was minimal and it is more about individuals who simply do not like this method of teaching.
Our students also made us happy with their success in the entrance exams for grammar schools. However, we are even more pleased to see their interest in remaining ISO students, albeit to a limited extent as students of our unique Flexi program. The last mentioned information is proof for us that our students enjoy their time here and want to maintain years of building ties with our ISO community, they like the learning style and want to continue to develop their English.
The next school year will bring us a number of changes both in the area of personnel and in terms of the number of pupils and the composition of classes. Recently, we have noticed an increased interest in education according to the British international curriculum, and at the moment we have 84 pupils registered at the primary school, who will join our classes from 1 September. We are also planning some changes in the content of the lower secondary curriculum by including a new subject called Global Perspectives, which builds on the educational content of the International Primary Curriculum to further develop thinking in a global context.
A big piece of news is the strengthening of the school management team. One of our former students, a graduate of a prestigious private boarding school in the UK and Royal Holloway, University of London, and also the daughter of a new co-owner of the school, decided to leave her lucrative job at Oxford University and become a member of the school's senior management with her partner. In addition to the administrative support, the main goal of this new internal team will be the further development of the school and its services. The main task will be to expand the school with a secondary education program ending it with an international school-leaving examination.
Finally, let us thank you for your support, understanding and cooperation throughout the school year.
We wish you a beautiful holiday and your children a nice holiday.
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.