by Petr Pospíšil
This is the last issue of our school Newsletter before the Christmas break and before the end of the calendar year 2018. I would like to take this opportunity and wish everybody a calm and relaxing Christmas break.
It is this time when people usually look back at the past year and evaluate successes, achievements or developments that were not as positive as one would hope. I shall not do this and will rather look at what’s ahead of us.
One of the most important challenges awaiting to be addressed in the new year is the process of re-accreditation with the Czech Ministry of Education, since our licence for providing a program within compulsory school age will expire by the end of August 2019. We will be applying to extend the licence for the next five years.
Secondly, we have collected all the suggestions for improvements and changes proposed by parents during the teachers to parents conferences. Parents proposed developments and changes to ASC programme and clubs,the Czech programme (adding more Czech lessons), handwriting font, activities for parents, temperature in the tent covering the outside sport grounds, meal provisions, regular meetings with the management etc… On some of the issues we have already taken action and, for instance, will be hoping to add more after school clubs in the II term. Some of the issues are more complicated and we will want to seek an official opinion on these with our newly forming parent teacher association. One of the reasons why we did not organize the fourth meeting between individual parents and the management this autumn was simply because we thought that it would be much better to organize these meetings directly with the PTA., given the growing number of parents and often mutually exclusive requests. So parents should stream their requests through the PTA first, in order for the PTA to form an official statement or opinion. We will then be more than happy to continue with our regular meetings between parents (represented by the PTA) and the management of the school to plan and implement changes.
Last but not least is the energy efficiency project; development of the programme in our secondary school including the flexi-schooling provision; and development of the program for our smallest members of the school community in the Lions class that will keep us fairly busy in the coming months.
Once again I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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.