Sint Gummaruscollege Lier / Lier / Belgium (Coorodinator)
Sint-Gummarus High School stands for more than 130 years of tradition when it comes to education in Lier. Currently, it has 1170 pupils and 146 teachers, and it offers mainly theoretical study programmes in the curriculum. Our school prepares pupils for higher education with the aim of obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The different study programmes are divided in various disciplines and fields of study: Social Studies (Humanities), Language & Culture (Greek-Latin, Latin- Mathematics, Latin, Latin-Modern languages, Modern Languages-Mathematics), Science and Technology (Mathematics- Science, Science, STEM), and Economic Studies. In the latter field of study, the pupils can choose between theoretical study programmes (Economics Mathematics and Economics-Modern Languages) on the one hand, and more practice- oriented programmes (Business Studies and Applied bookkeeping-Computer Sciences) on the other. ‘Care for learning and living’ was consciously chosen as the central idea behind our pedagogical project. After all, our school wants to serve as a preparation for later full life, in which, apart from knowledge and skills, facing and dealing with differences between people and in society is of crucial importance. The pupils who will take part in the project are 12 - 14 years old. This conforms to a masterplan of our school who wants to send out students. The core concepts in this masterplan are team work, projects, ICT and multilingual communication, because these qualities are of primordial importance in further studies and on the jobmarket. Furthermore, these core concepts neatly tie in with Erasmus+.
Our school offers a wide CLIL range. History, Biology, Mathematics, Art History, Chemistry and Economics are not only
taught in Dutch, but in English or French as well. In doing so, we attempt to stimulate our pupils to improve their language
Montessori Conquero SL / Huelva / SPAIN (Partner)
CDP Montessori is a State-funded School with students from nursery school to Secondary Education School (3-16 year-old students). In our school, 45 teachers are in charge of educating 668 students.
Our school focuses its Educational Project on the following programmes:
- CLIL: Our school has developed a bilingual programme (English-Spanish) for 7 years. Nowadays, we have this programme operating from Nursery School to the 3rd year of Secondary Education. In one year, we will complete the implementation of the programme in all the levels.
- Emotional Intelligence: We have been working on this programme for 7 years. Our school considers it one of the main tools to promote our students' emotional welfare and has proved to be an important tool in the resolution of conflicts.
- Eco-friendly School: We are involved in many local programmes about the environment. Nowadays, we are preparing a project on reducing waste, recycling and reusing in the classroom.
Agrupamento de Escolas de Pegões, Canha e Santo Isidro / Pegões / PORTUGAL (Partner)
Agrupamento de Escolas de Pegões, Canha e Santo Isidro is a public School Group that includes Kindergarten and Basic Education. Basic Education consists of three sequential cycles of education: the 1st cycle covers years 1th-4th (age 6 to 9), the 2nd cycle covers years 5th -6th (age 10 to 11) and the 3rd cycle covers years 7th -9th (age 12 to 15). About 570 students between the ages of 3 and 16 attend this School Group. There are 54 teachers (5 in Kindergarten, 15 in the 1st cycle, 10 in the 2nd cycle, 20 in the 3rd cycle and 4 in Special Education). In this project we will include only 12-15 year old students.
In the 1st Cycle the general subjects are Portuguese, Maths, General Studies, English, Art, Crafts, Music, Physical Education, ICT, Citizenship and Development and Religious Education (facultative). In the 2nd Cycle the subjects are Portuguese, Maths, History and Geography of Portugal, English, Natural Science, Art, Crafts, ICT, Physical Education,Music, Citizenship and Development, Religious Education (facultative). In the 3rd Cycle the subjects are Portuguese, Maths, English, French, Natural Science, Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, Physical Education, Art, Crafts, ICT, Citizenship and Development and Religious Education (facultative).
Bundesgymnasium und Bundesrealgymnasium Judenburg / Judenburg / AUSTRIA (Partner)
The school is a lower/upper academic grammar school with 750 students and 70 teachers. Students start at the age of 10 and finish school with the leaving exam at the age of 18. The school offers a wide range of subjects in different fields: Science, Sports, Arts, Languages, Humanities. The school offers afternoon care and has participated in many national and international projects. The school also has a high-tech IT-infrastructure: computers/projectors in all classes, whiteboards, iPads, 3d-printers, biology/chemistry laboratories and it is a nationally certified eLearning and STEM school. In the lower grades students specialise in languages or science. For some years the school has been providing students with Content and Language Integrated Learning Classes. Furthermore, in the higher grades (grades 5-8) students can focus their studies on certain fields like: Music/Arts, Language, Science. Languages (E/F/SP/I/L) and EU projects play an important role in the higher grades.
Osnovna skola Tomasa Goricanca Mala Subotica / Mala Subotica / CROATIA (Partner)
Primary School of Tomaša Goričanca Mala Subotica is located in the northwest of Croatia in a small village called Mala Subotica. The village is located in the center of the County of Međimurje. Scholars are from Palovec, Strelec, Držimurec, Sveti Križ, and Piškorovec and all of them come to the central school. All children have a bus service to the school.
The school has 500 students from 1st to 8th grade and 80 teachers. There are 17 classrooms, 9 specialized cabinets for students from 5th to 8th grade. We have a large 115 m2 sports hall with 6 dressing rooms and 3 large outdoor sports fields. There is also a library. Three classrooms are equipped with personal computers and projectors, and three classrooms are modern and have a smartboard. The lessons start at 8 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m. We promote a violence-free school program. Our students and teachers attend courses on how to participate and make a better community.
At school, we have various activities that are promoted at public events during the school year at School Day, Valentine's Day, Carnival, Christmas, and Sports Days. We participate in many projects at the school, on local and state levels. 4 Erasmus+ projects have been successfully implemented, and two projects are in progress. The school has carried out many activities to raise awareness of important topics such as diversity, tolerance, and active citizenship. All students are provided with a warm meal at the school canteen. The fresh and varied food comes from local suppliers. We are very active in sports. Our students participate in school and interschool competitions in handball, football, table tennis, chess, and dancing.
The school takes care of its environment and random space. It implements many actions in cooperation with the local community for the cleanest and most beautiful landscape.
Stichting Voortgezet Onderwijs Aruba - NETHERLANDS - ARUBA (Partner)
Colegio Arubano was founded in 1959 by the Foundation for Secondary Education Aruba (S.M.O.A.), which was created by the Diocese of Curaçao. Colegio Arubano is the first havo/vwo school on the island to grow in the past 50+ years to approximately 2500 students. Currently, the school accounts for about 1400 students and 89 teachers, and 33 paid staff.
We work hard every day to meet the challenges of the changed youth and society, to find a solution for bottlenecks such as a shortage of classrooms, overdue maintenance of the buildings, absenteeism, and a low percentage of graduates for final exams. But the school, the teachers, and the alumni enjoy a lot of respect in Aruban society. Two years ago the foundation changed its legal name to S.V.O.A.
When Colegio Arubano was founded in 1959 it started as a Roman Catholic school, but its doors have been open to all denominations since its inception. This means that education is given from a broadly Christian basis with respect for other beliefs. A dynamic multicultural society and global changes demand a new perspective on human development in general. Colegio Arubano likes to see this dynamic reflected within its walls. For this, entering into and maintaining external relations (both on the island and beyond) is of particular importance.
Colegio Arubano is a school in which the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills is central. The teacher plays a crucial part in this role: he/she is professionally competent, has a good didactic background, and knows how to transfer the subject matter to his students in an inspiring and attractive way. Colegio Arubano is a prestigious school for havo and vwo, the first of two in Aruba, where strict requirements are set for students. The school is primarily there for the students (and for the parents). The management of the school is cooperative, delegates where possible and necessary, and develops a policy that takes the views and wishes of all sections of the school into account as much as possible. After all, this guarantees support for the necessary improvements.