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PORG International School World Hello Day
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World Hello Day

Thursday 21 November 2019

Greet ten people for peace!

For the last 46 years, World Hello Day has been observed on November 21 as a way of promoting world peace and the use of communication to solve conflicts, rather than force. All you have to do to take part is greet ten people on this day.

In the International School, we will be presenting ways of greeting people from around the world, in different languages and from different cultures. By the end of the day, we hope to be able to greet not only ten different people but people from at least ten different countries and cultures. 

It's a small step but that's how all movements start and at least it's a step in the right direction. Like Winston Churchill said, 'Jaw-jaw is better than war-war!'

PORG Volleyball Tournament
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Volleyball Tournament

Thursday 28th November 2019

It's time once again to invite all of our wonderful parents to form a volleyball team and take up the Parents vs. Teachers Challenge!

Have you ever heard that it's not winning that is important but taking part? Well, now is your chance to do both. It doesn't matter if you're a world-class player or if you've never been in the same room as a volleyball before, there's always the chance that you're better than your opponents!

Of course, the main goal of the event is to have fun and we look forward to seeing you on the court soon! 

PORG International School Christmas Market
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Christmas Market And Performance

Wednesday 4th December

We wish you all a very merry festive season and invite you to start it all with a visit to our Christmas Market and performances.

The children will be offering their finely crafted goods for sale, showcasing their talent for making things and also performing. Each class will present a short piece of entertainment for your pleasure after the market.

As well as performing arts and Christmas shopping, you can enjoy a range of refreshments and see what all the other classes in our International School, Bilingual School and Gymnazium have been up to in the run-up to Christmas.

PORG International School theatre visit
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Theatre Performance

Tuesday 5th December (to be confirmed)

We would like to invite the children from Years 2 to 6 to the theatre in the morning of December 5th. At the moment, all details, including the actual programme, are unconfirmed but as soon as we have them they will be available here. We do know that we will be back for lunch!

PORG International School St. Nicholas Day Celebration
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St Nicholas' Day

Friday 6th December 2019

Have you been good this year? Really? You can't fool Saint Nicholas, you know!

In this old Czech tradition, Saint Nicholas visits schools along with his companions the angel and the devil, looking for pupils who have been well behaved or naughty. If you have been well behaved then the angel will reward you with gifts of fruit. If, on the other hand, you have not been well-behaved, then you risk being carried off by the devil!

In all previous visits, we have persuaded the devil to return our pupils so that they can improve their behaviour over the following year... let us hope everyone has been good enough this year!

PORG International School Coffe Morning With Parents
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Christmas Coffee With Parents

Thursday 19 December 2019

Parents are invited to join us for coffe, a chat and above all, entertainment provided by the children.

The different clubs are going to give us all  a demonstration of their talents, so watch out for some awesome displays of Judo, music and drama. If you feel like expressing your own creativity, we will also have a gingerbread decorating table as well!

PORG International School Ski Course 2020
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Ski Course

Monday 27 January to Wednesday 29 January 2020

The ski course will take place at Skalka Family Park, the same as the last two years. Skalka Family Park is one of the wonderful facilities in and around Ostrava that makes this city such an ideal location for our International School.

As we get nearer the date, we will send out an e-mail with details about cost, equipment rental and times. There will be several teachers who are qualified ski instructors to lead the different groups and teachers who are not qualified will be on hand (but not on skis!) to help out.

Transport will be by bus to and from the school. We will ski in the morning and then return to the school for lunch.

As snow is essential for good skiing, the course may be cancelled if the weather is too warm for snow.

For those who have not been to Skalka Family Park before, it is an ideal venue for a children’s ski course. The pistes are divided so that skiers of different abilities have a safe space to develop their skills. Absolute beginners will be on the nursery slope, while intermediate and advanced children will have the use of the ski lift to the top of the hill.

There is a warm building for changing and snack breaks, as well as a shop selling refreshments at the foot of the piste.

Usbourne Book fair At PORG International School
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Usbourne Book Fair

March 2020 (exact date to be confirmed)

The lovely people at Usbourne are once again coming to our school with a selection of their best books.

Usbourne have long been specialised in publishing book for children, covering all aspects of fact and fiction. They have a well-deserved reputation worldwide for quality in both the subjects of their books and the materials used to make the books themselves.

There will be an interactive reading for different age groups, where children can listen to various stories and engage with the reader and books of all categories will be on display.

Children will be able to spend some time looking at the books and can select some to buy.

Every year, the book fair is a big hit and because reading helps the children to improve their English, we continually see the benefits of having the Usbourne book fair visit us right here in PORG.

PORG International School Poetry Recital
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Poetry Recital

Monday 9 March 2020

Our greatest readers of poetry proudly present the 2020 PORG International School Poetry Recital!

In the weeks before the presentation, the children will choose a poem and learn it by heart. The best children from each class will then perform their poem in front of the rest of the children from the International Primary School and the Bilingual Primary School.

Learning a poem by heart teaches many useful language skills. Firstly, there is the vocabulary which will remain in the child’s active vocabulary long after they have left school. Then there are the skills of using spoken language to express feelings and engage the listener. The simple act of standing alone in front of a group of your peers and having the courage to speak loudly and clearly is also a great confidence builder in children and adults alike. In addition, the fact that the children have entertained their classmates is no small achievement!

Of course, it takes skill and effort to reach the final stages of the poetry recital, so there will be prizes for the best performances in different age groups.

We will work with the children to choose their poems and we would like to ask parents for their support in helping their children to learn them to the best of their ability.

St. Patrick's Day At PORG International School
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St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday 17 march 2020

As the cold of winter begins to disappear and we can spend time outside again, we invite parents to come to our St. Patrick’s Day events.

We will have activities based on the legends of St. Patrick to keep the children busy while parents relax… or maybe help the children to complete the activities and win the prizes!

As is traditional, children and teachers can wear green clothing and if you are not Christian, you can at least celebrate the returning warmth and life in nature!

PORG International School Activity Day
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Day Of Non-Stop Activities

Saturday 21 March 2020

Our days of Non-Stop Activities are back!

We will be open to members of the public who can book a place for their kids to come and spend a few hours experiencing the way we do things at PORG International School.

As we all know, life does not come with a manual, so why teach every subject straight from a book? Well, we don’t. Wherever possible, our lessons combine knowledge from different subjects or practical examples of the subject. If children figure out solutions for themselves, not only do they remember the lesson more effectively but they become used to solving problems by themselves.

The world is changing so rapidly now that many children in school today will have jobs in the future which do not exist at the moment. We can’t teach kids how to do those jobs but we can teach them how to think for themselves. We believe that children who have not been taught to sit quietly until their teacher tells them the answer will be able to adapt more easily to the changes that the future will bring.

What does this actually look like in the classroom? Come to our Saturday DNA and find out!

To book a place, e-mail the headmistress, Mrs. Katerina Komarkova, at primary(at)porg.cz

Parent Teacher Meeting At PORG International SChool
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Individual Parents' Meetings

Monday 23 March to Tuesday 31 March 2020

We would like to invite all parents once again to come and discuss their children's work and progress in the second semester with their class teachers.

We will send out information nearer the time with details of when the teachers are available. If there is anything they would like to discuss with you, they will let you know. You can choose the time which suits you best and raise any points you wish.

We look forward to seeing you during this period.

The Easter Bunny AT PORG International School
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The Easter Bunny

Wednesday 8 April 2020.

With spring comes Easter and with Easter comes the Easter Bunny! We all know the Easter Bunny likes to leave painted eggs and sweets for good children and so we should hopefully find lots of eggs and sweets because our children are so good… the question is ‘where?’

Children will have to solve puzzles and look hard but the sweets will be there, hidden until the puzzles are solved and the hiding places revealed.

The full details of the day are still top secret but we will tell you more when the snow begins to melt and the first signs of spring are in the air.

Who knows? Maybe we will paint some eggs and decorate the school with flowers as well as find hidden sweets… time will tell!

Bee Keeper Visits PORG International School
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Meet the Bees!

May 2020 (Exact date to be confirmed)

What do you know about bees? Many people are afraid that they will sting but without these amazing creatures, most of the food we eat would not exist.

Many bees are dying because of human activity but if we learn about them and how important they are to nature then we will be able to protect them.

We are lucky to have a professional bee keeper who will come to our school with some bees who are working very hard making honey.

He will introduce you to the bees and show you that there is nothing to be afraid of. You will get the chance to put on special protective clothes and open the hive to see how they work and keep us all alive… you will also get to try some of their honey!

Cambridge English Exams At PORG International School
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Cambridge English Tests

May And June 2020. Exact dates to be confirmed.

During May and June, children will have the opportunity to take Cambridge English Tests.

For younger learners, we are offering Starters, Movers and Flyers. For older children there will be a chance to pass Key English Tests (KET) and Preliminary English Tests (PET).

Your child's class teacher will contact you well in advance to ask if you would like to sign up for the tests. There will be a period of thorough preparation leading up to the tests, led by experienced teachers using the latest preparation materials provided by Cambridge English. Children will take practice tests to determine which test will be most suitable for them before starting their individual study programs.

International Children's Day At PORG International School
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Children's Day

Monday 1 June 2020

Children's Day is celebrated on June 1 in the Czech Republic. We will be marking the occasion with a day of fun and games for all our wonderful kids to remind ourselves how lucky we are to have them!

As we get closer to the day, class teachers will be sending out more information. We can say for sure that it will be a fun day for all, children and teachers alike!

Summer Party At PORG International School
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Summer Party

Thursday 18 June 2020.

With the school year drawing to a close, it's time to celebrate all that we have achieved together. Of course, it's also a good time to celebrate the fact that we are almost ready to break up for the summer holidays!

Parents and family are invited to join the party, with food and drinks as well performances by the children to entertain us.

PORG International School In Nature 2020
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School in Nature 2020

Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June 2020.

It's summer, it's nearly the end of the school year and we are lucky enough to be in the Czech Republic... all of which means it's time for SCHOOL IN NATURE!

If you don't already know about the awesome tradition that is School In Nature, it means that we all head off into the mountains somewhere. When we get there, we have a fun-packed week of activities out in the fresh air to use our school learning out in the real world.

Children work together in teams to complete a wide variety of educational tasks, compete in games and look after each other. It is a fantastic opportunity to develop their independence as well as leadership skills. It can be hard work but it's also great fun and why shouldn't education be great fun?!