Calendar

PORG International School Halloween Haunted School
22 October

Halloween

Friday 22 October.

A dark and creepy end to the week awaits all who enter the haunted school on this day!

Do you dare to go down into the underworld which lies beneath the classrooms? Do you have the courage to confront the ghostly teachers and ghoulish activities?

If your heart is strong and brave enough to overcome the terror, you may walk away with some prizes to start your autumn holidays with!

PORG International School Autumn Holiday
25 October

Autumn Holiday

Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October

Take a week to relax after your hard work and enjoy the changing of the season!

We will see you all again on Monday 1st November.

PORG International School Parent Teacher Meetings
8 November

Individual Parents' Meetings

Monday 8 November to Tuesday 16 November.

Individual parents' meetings with your child's class teacher are available during this time. Please contact the teacher directly to book a time to discuss your child's progress or any other matters related to the school.

PORG International School Public Holiday
17 November

Freedom And Democracy Day

Wednesday November 17 2021.

Public holiday - the school will be closed all day.

This holiday commemorates two events in Czech history. In 1939, student protests against the Nazi occupation led to Prague university being forcibly closed. 9 student leaders were excecuted by the Nazis and over 1200 others were sent to concentration camps. The date was later commemorated as International Students Day.

In 1989, a student march to commemorate this event was violently repressed by the Communist government. This led to protests across the country and eventually the fall of the Communist regime. It became known as the Velvet Revolution because it was a peaceful protest.

PORG International School School Photograph Day
1 December

Photograph Day

December - Exact date to be confirmed.

The photographer will be coming to take seasonal pictures of the children. 

We will let you know the time and date when it is conformed, as well as options for the photos.

PORG International School St. Nicholas Day Celebrations
6 December

St. Nicholas' Day

Monday December 6.

In the Czech tradition, December 6th is the day when St. Nicholas (or Mikoláš, as he is known here) comes to judge whether children have been good or not during the year.

He comes with and angel and a demon. The angel rewards good children with some fruit and sweets but be warned... the demon gives naughty children a piece of coal and even carries them away!

So let your children know that if they don't like coal and demons, they should behave well!

PORG International School Christmas Cards For Seniors Project
10 December

Christmas Cards For Seniors

Friday December 10

The goal of this project is to bring a little human connection to senior citizens who may be isolated in care homes during the Christmas season. In the process, we hope to encourage the development of empathy among our pupils.

In the days leading up to the postal deadline, we will help each pupil to produce a bright and positive greetings card, along with a personal message. These will be delivered to the Community Senior Letters organisation in Britain, who will deliver them to those who otherwise might not receive cards or contact from anyone.

By making such personal items as a greetings card, we reinforce the idea that the world is a better place when we recognise others as people like us and work to improve their lives as well as our own.

For more information about the Community Senior Letters project, you can have a look at their website here.

PORG International School Christmas Coffee With Parents
16 December

Christmas Coffee With Parents

Thursday December 16

Come and join us for an end of term celebration, have a cup of coffee and enjoy some Christmas songs if the weather is nice enough!

The celebrations start at 3.05 pm after clubs finish. 

PORG International School Winter Holiday
20 December

Winter Holiday

Monday December 20, 2021 to Sunday January 2, 2022

Take a break from school, relax and enjoy the holiday!

We look forward to seeing you all again in the new year.

PORG International School Carnival On Ice 2022
1 February

Carnival On Ice

February 2022- date to be confirmed.

It's carnival on ice time again and a great chance to show off your fancy dress and skating skills! If you have no skating skills, it's the perfect time to rent some skates and start learning.

Many of the teachers are great skaters and can help the children learn. In addition, many of the children are great skaters and can help the teachers learn as well!

Whatever your level of skating or fancy dress, this fun event has something for everyone. In previous years we have had ice hockey competitions, puck-dribbling races, lessons for beginners and even tips for improving costumes. Our sports teachers are sure to come up with something spectacular this year, so make sure you get your skates on and join us.

PORG International School Ski Course 2022
1 February

Ski Course

Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 February, 2022.

We're off to the slopes again with our annual ski course. There will be classes for different ages and abilities to get your skills as polished as possible.

The venue is not confirmed yet but it will be local to Ostrava.

We will meet at the school each morning, travel to the venue by bus and return by bus afterwards. Full details will be sent out to parents nearer the time.

The school will be closed for lessons during the ski course.

PORG International School February Half Term Holiday
4 February

Half Term Holiday

Friday February 4, 2022

We have an extra day of the weekend to enjoy, so we can be full of energy in the next semester.

Have fun, everyone!

PORG International School Poetry Recital Competition
1 March

Poetry Recital

March - exact date to be confirmed.

The children will go head to head in a competition to see who is our best reciter of poetry.

They will have the chance beforehand to learn a poem to recite. They will be judged on how well they perform the poem in front of an audience at the school!

This is a chance for them to build their self confidence by presenting something to their peers and will help them develop their speaking skills. Reciting a poem helps in understanding the role of rhythm, intonation and expression in language.

The best readers from each class will go ahead to the competition, where they will have the chance to win books from Usborne.

PORG International School Spelling Bee
2 March

Spelling Bee

March - exact date to be confirmed.

This is a new event for our calendar, so our champion spellers have a chance to impress the judges, win prizes and be our first ever Spelling Bee Winner.

For those of you unfamiliar with the idea, a Spelling Bee is an event where competitors are challenged to spell words out loud. As they move forward through each round, the words become progressively more difficult!

There will be different levels for different age groups but each level will challenge the children to do their best.

As well as improving spelling through practice, a spelling bee is an opportunity for the children to stand up in front of their peers and respond to a difficult task. It helps to build self confidence and develop the ability to control emotions, such as nervousness under pressure.

The Oxford English Dictionary lists over 171,476 words in current use, so there are plenty to choose from for our final winner!

PORG International School St. Patrick's Day 2022
17 March

St. Patrick's Day

Thursday March 17, 2022.

Test your knowledge of all subjects in our Irish National Day themed celebration. 

We will have games and competitions with prizes to win and a chance to walk away much wiser about the myths and legends of St. Patrick and the Emerald Isle.

PORG International School Open Day
19 March

School Open Day

Saturday March 19, 2022

Come and see just what it is that PORG International School does differently.

Bring your kids, browse our activities and see how our project based approach works. You can see the work our pupils have produced and find out more about our curriculum.

Exact times and details will be posted nearer the event.

PORG International School Individual Parents Meetings
21 March

Individual Parents' Meetings

Monday 21st to Wednesday 30th March, 2022.

Individual parents' meetings with your child's class teacher are available during this time. Please contact the teacher directly to book a time to discuss your child's progress or any other matters related to the school.

PORG International School Year 1 Reception 2022
7 April

Reception From Kindergarten to Year 1

Thursday 7th April, 2022

All details to be confirmed nearer the time.

PORG International School Easter Bunny
13 April

Easter Bunny

Wednesday April 13, 2022.

As winter draws to a close and the land begins to wake up, our Easter bunny comes to spread warmth, joy and above all, chocolate among the children.

As well as chocolate, there will be a variety of activities to welcome the season of rebirth as we look forward to longer days and warmer temperatures!

PORG International School Easter Holidays 2022
14 April

Easter Holiday

Thursday 14th to Monday 18th April, 2022

Whether you like to hunt for eggs, go to church, pursue any special Czech Easter traditions or just relax at home, the Easter holidays have something for you!

The school will be closed and we look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday 19th April.

PORG International School Earth Day 2022
22 April

Earth Day

Friday 22 April, 2022.

Earth Day is an international day aimed at focusing our attention on our planet and how we are treating it. 

We do work on sustainability and the circular economy in geography but Earth Day is when we bring those ideas together with what we have learned from School In Nature and our trips to the Great Outdoors for science.

We will be looking at a range of ideas aimed at each class level, from reducing and recycling our waste to how emerging technologies are using our understanding of the ecosystem to reduce our impact on it.

As the famous astronomer Carl Sagan pointed out, 'The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand'.

PORG International School Bee Keeper Visit
1 May

Honey Bees

May - time and date to be confirmed.

After the spelling bee, which contained only b's from the alphabet, we are looking forward to a visit from some real bees!

It is often said that without bees, our whole food chain would collapse. So is this true?

Why is it that bees are so important? What magnificent secrets do they keep inside their hives? Why do they make honey? How do beekeepers not get stung all the time? All these questions and more will be answered by the experts, so make sure you pay attention at the back there!

PORG International School Cambridge English Exams
1 May

Cambridge English Tests

May and June 2022.

If you would like an internationally recognised certificate confirming your child's level of English, you might like to consider entering them for one of the Cambridge English tests.

These evaluations are graded according to the Common European Framework of Reference and developed especially for school-age children.

You can choose from the Young Learners (Pre-A1 Starters, A1 Movers or A2 Flyers), A2 Key For Schools, B1 Preliminary For Schools or even B2 First For Schools.

To find out which level is best for your child, you can talk to their class teacher or try the Cambridge online test for free here.

PORG International School Family Day
16 May

Family Day

Monday 16th May, 2022.

Have you ever asked your children what they did at school all day and they can't remember? Well, now is your chance to come to school and find out!

Our family day will not be a typical school day for sure, but you will have a chance to feel some of the atmosphere of a day at PORG International School.

There will be games, challenges and surprises prepared by the children for everyone to enjoy.

So get your family together and come join in the fun - the more, the merrier!

PORG International School Year 1 Entrance Tests
27 May

Year 1 Entrance Exam

Friday May 27, 2022

Testing in key subjects for children joining us from kindergarten.

If you would like to join our school in the 2022/23 year, please contact us for more details.

PORG International School International Childrens Day
1 June

Children's Day

Wednesday June 1, 2022

Summer is here and so is International Children's Day!

Lessons can take a break today and instead we can go outside and enjoy the fun. Games, competitions, prizes and above all, a celebration of being a kid!

If you would like details of the activities you need to fulfill two requirements... be a pupil of our schol and be here on June 1!