Riga Estonian School

We live in Latvia, Riga. Riga is the capital of Latvia. We learn at Riga Estonian School. It’s the only Estonian school in Latvia. It resumed its work in 1989 and there were only two classes, but now we have students form 1.-9.  The main aim of the school is to teach the Estonian language and give possibility to master Estonian culture, literature, music, history and tradition. Students have different skills in Estonian: some of them speak fluently because of the influence of their families, some know the language but not enough and there are pupils who don´t know Estonian and whose relatives don´t speak Estonian. We enjoy going to Estonia every spring – it’s the school’s tradition to travel to Estonia in May.

 
Our school is not big – there are about 200 students. All classes are friendly, we like taking part in different competitions and contests. Our school has very nice teachers, probably, the nicest ones in Latvia! The school is very cosy. We learn a lot of languages: Latvian, Estonian, English and Russian. The school organizes different hobby groups for students at school: art, chorus, Estonian folk-dance, bicycle riding.
 
We are very interested in the Erasmus+ project – we would like to explore and experience something new, be a team, communicate and share our ideas with peers from other countries.
 
The Istituto Comprensivo della Val Nure

The Istituto Comprensivo della Val Nure was created in September 2015 from the union of two pre-existing school institutes. It covers a very large area in Piacenza province, from high mountains to the plain along the Nure valley. The area is not much inhabited, especially the mountainous places. The Istituto Comprensivo della Val Nure comprises:

- 3 nursery schools

- 5 primary schools

- 5 lower secondary schools

in 5 different villages:

(from the high valley to the plain)

Ferriere

Farini

Bettola

Ponte dell'Olio

Vigolzone

 
These places have a very old history. The first first settlers were the Celts and Ligurians, then the Romans made it a part of the empire. In the Middle Ages a secondary branch of the famous Via Romea-Francigena  leaded pilgrims from France to Rome along the Nure valley. In XIX century it belonged to Parma and Piacenza Duchy under Mary Louise of Austria, Napoleon's second wife.
 
During the last 150 years, thousands of local people emigrated to the USA, Argentina, Britain anf France and now thousands of Africans and Eastern Europeans have come to live here.

The pupils of the Istituto Comprensivo della Val Nure are not many, but foreigners are constantly growing in number.

 
The main subjects studied are Italian, Maths, English, French, History, Geography, Science, Art, Music, Technology, P.E., Religion.
 
Kiukaisten yhteiskoulu

Our school, Kiukaisten yhteiskoulu, is a secondary school that offers basic education to pupils aged 13-16. We have 98 pupils and 19 staff members, 13 of whom are teachers. Our school is located in a rural area in Eura (about 12 500 inhabitants) in the western part of Finland. The closest bigger towns are Rauma (39 km) and Pori (42 km).

 
The closeness to nature is one of our strengths. We have a beautiful school yard with lots of trees and other plants. It is easy to organize excursions into nature, because we are surrounded by fields and forests. There is also a river within a walking distance.
 
Our municipality has been investing in teaching equipment and facilities needed in a modern school, but a lot more needs to be invested in the near future. Our school has a computer room with 16 computers, each classroom is equipped with a computer, a digital visualizer and a video projector.  One of the classrooms has a smart board. We also have a Wi-Fi in our school.
 
The municipality will be closing our school after this school year. We are already officially a part of a bigger school, Euran yhteiskoulu. Erasmus+ project will continue there, and we are already doing many things related to Erasmus+ project together.
 
Võru Kreutzwaldi Kool

Võru Kreutzwaldi Kool is a municipal school located in the town of Võru and it was newly created at the beginning of 2015 as a result of the education reform. The school is situated in a picturesque location on the shore of Lake Tamula in South Estonia. 679 students aged 7 – 16  study there in school year 2015/16. The number of teachers, assistants and supporting staff is approximately 90. The school has got a newly renovated modern  house.

 
The school is situated in an area with high traditional values where its own dialect and customs have been preserved. Our school is named after a well-known Estonian writer Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald who is also the creator of our national epic „Kalevipoeg”. Kreutzwald lived and worked in the town of Võru for a long time and there is also Kreutzwald Memorial Museum featuring his home.

The individuality of each student is appreciated in our school, in addition the versatile development of students is supported. Moreover, there are classes for students with low achievement where they get special support from psychologists, social- and special educators, speech therapists and assistant teachers. For talented students there are English-biased classes where they can study English more thoroughly(more lessons per week).

 
Studying is supplemented with various extra-curricular activities: different projects, competitions and events are participated. Various subject and hobby groups are in action, such as folk dancing, choir singing, drama club, robotics, sporting club and it is even possible to take part in the work of a student company. Healthy lifestyles such as sporting activities and healthy eating are also valued in our school. There is a school canteen where students can have a healthy meal during the day. In winter time it is popular to go skiing as much as possible.
 
Our school has got a well qualified staff and a friendly creative atmosphere. There are also after school classes where students can spend time and do their homework until their parents arrive from work. Our school is well equipped with 3 modern computer classrooms where students` ICT competences can be developed. In addition the rest of the classrooms are also supplied with a computer in each classroom and a set of tablets is available for  one class.
 
Infotechnology is administered by an IT specialist, a schooling technologist, a computer teacher and an information manager. Students’  information technology  skills are connected with everyday studying. The studying process is also supported by a great variety of fiction and textbooks in the school library.
 
The secondary school in Piaseczn

The secondary school in Piaseczno is situated near Warsaw (15 km from the very centre of Warsaw, the capital of Poland). There about 700 students in our school who are educated in extended curricula in maths, biology, chemistry, geography as well as literature and computer science.

 
Students in our school are very active in the local environment, take part in many social actions , like helping older people, children in orphanages, , generally people in need.

Older students of our school obtain very high level of education and good results in their exams, thanks to which they get to good universities in Poland as well as in Europe, because their level of English is also high.

 
They are successful in sport, like in playing football, basketball . There is a dance team in our school. They are thought how to dance classical dances and modern dances.

There is an astronomy observation in our school and a video-tech study, where students learn how to make short films, how to review them. We also have our own school newspaper , which is published by our students every month. The articles are written by pupils from a journalist class.

 
 Our school has been awarded a Silver Badge as one in the two hundred best schools in Poland.

 

 

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