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CROATIA 

The First Primary School Čakovec was founded in 1898. This year is carved in the stone slab at the entrance to the school. The school building has an interesting history. In the past 110 years of its existence it has changed its name, state and curricula. The building has survived two major world wars. On 27 December 1918 a national assembly for Čakovec and its surrounding areas was held in the courtyard of the former Civil school, now the First Primary school in Čakovec. At this meeting a decision was made that Međimurje would secede from Hungary and become a part of Croatia. During World War II (September 1944 – April  1945) the building was used as a hospital for wounded German soldiers.

This is the oldest and the biggest school in the county of Međimurje. It employs 59 teachers and is run by the principal, Mrs. Neveka Šopar. The school is currently attended by 757 students. Every year our students take part in various regional and state competitions where they achieve great results. Over the years we have excelled at art, English,German and Croatian  languages, geography, maths, biology, chemistry, technical education, history,drama group and different sports (swimming, gymnastics, basketball, badminton, table tenis, volleyball, handball and chess).

We develop a responsible and conscientious use of ICT in teaching, students regularly create their own digital educational content, such as posters, mental maps, quizzes, computer games and websites. We participate actively in international projects EU Code Week, Safety Internet Day and Safety and mobility for all, and for our activities we have received awards and recognition globally. We look forward to working with other schools and making new friends.

Our staff are dedicated to their work, which is proved by many awards and the results of researches on an international level. Several projects were presented at international conferences in Ireland, but also throughout the region (Albania, Serbia and Kosovo), and we are particularly proud that our employee took part in the "Best Practices for Roma Integration" project which was fully funded by the European Union. We also invest a lot of time in the field of human rights and children's rights and the best practice of teaching children in this direction was presented at the "International conference on human rights education and training for the civil and public service" in collaboration with United Nations and Council of Europe in Dublin. In our school there are also combined classes in which a teacher in an unusual way, through various workshops and through different kinds of  games, teaches children anti-discrimination, diversity, compassion and the full inclusion of children with disabilities. In this way children learn from an early age that being different from others is a gift, not a punishment.

Poland

Our school is in the centre of Poznań in Poland. It is  in an old district called „Jeżyce” („jeż” means hedgehog).  Nowadays we are teaching nearly 400 pupils. We are running "0" classes and our graduates attend almost all Junior High Schools in Poznan. Children in Poland strat school at the age of six. We start our education in a primary school and after six years we go to junior high school. We learn maths, Polish, English,history, science, music, art, RE,  PE, D&T.

 

We are doing all the best to make our school friendly but what is very important also safe. We are being protected by the Police District Commandant because of taking part in a programme entitled "Safe School" Police officers are often our guests. Our school does not only teach. Pupils can take part in many activities in the afternoon. They get known interesting people and places.

 

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PORTUGAL

Agrupamento de Escolas de Marco de Canaveses (Marco de Canaveses School Grouping) is located in the north of Portugal, in a semi-rural neighbourhood of about 50.000 inhabitants. 

The School Grouping consists of 10 kindergartens, 14 primary schools and a head school with primary and lower secondary school for children aged 9-14. Overall the School Grouping has got 2.385 students205 teachers and non-teaching staff.

From 2012 the school became a TEIP III public school aiming at improving students' knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as implementing strategies to overcome school failure and early school leaving.

SCHOOL ORGANISATION

The Direction Board has a headmaster, a second headmaster and 3 teachers’ assistants. Teachers are organized in Departments: Languages, Maths and Sciences, Social Sciences and Expressions. 

There’s also a TEIP team with a Psychologist and a Social Worker that work individually with students struggling with emotional, behavioral, and social challenges. It is  also the role of the school social worker and psychologist to work with a student's family to recognize issues that may negatively impact social and academic success. Parents participate in the school’s life through their representatives in the General Council and Class’s Assembly.

Pupils spend 31 hours p/week in school and classes take place in the morning and in the afternoon from 8:30 am till 6:35pm (this varies according to the class schedule) and most classes last for 90’. The main subjects are Portuguese, Maths, History, Geography, Sciences, Physics and Chemistry, ICT, Arts, Crafts, Music, Physical Education and Religion. Regarding foreign languages our School Grouping offers English, French and Spanish. We also promote an inclusive education as we have a Special Needs Department for pupils with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Pupils can also enroll on several projects such as the Eco-Schools, Maths, Club, European Club, Sports Club, eTwinning, Music/Choir Club. During the school year pupils participate in several activities that are part of the School Grouping Annual Activities Plan – Autumn Fair, St. Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day’s Race, Europe Day, School Day, Youth European Parliament, several Maths and Portuguese competitions, etc.

 

TURKEY

29 Eylül Primary school is located in Sarıkamış, Kars Turkey which is known by its 90.000 soldiers died by freezing in the First World War, obsidian stone and cheese. The school was built by Russians in the history and was used as a building of the military. Our school took its name after getting rid of enemy invasion on 29th September. There are 6 classes and 1 nursery class and we have morning and afternoon classes as we are a small school. There are 12 class teachers, 2 nursery school teachers, 1 English teacher, 1 consultant and 1 religion teacher. We have football, basketball and volleyball areas. 

9 Eylül Primary school is located in Sarıkamış, Kars Turkey which is known by its 90.000 soldiers died by freezing in the First World War, obsidian stone and cheese. The school was built by Russians in the history and was used as a building of the military. Our school took its name after getting rid of enemy invasion on 29th September. There are 6 classes and 1 nursery class and we have morning and afternoon classes as we are a small school. There are 12 class teachers, 2 nursery school teachers, 1 English teacher, 1 consultant and 1 religion teacher. We have football, basketball and volleyball areas. 

 
Author: Helena Serdoura
Last editor: Helena Serdoura