Official video in English about Slovenian school system made by the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport:

The mission and vision of the school

Our schools mission and vision is to pursuit excellence, develop open-mindness, innovation, creativity and spirit of enterprise in a modern primary level educational establishment.

Osnovna šola Koper primary school is a new public educational establishment, part of the broad network of Slovenian basic schools, founded in 2006. Its basic activity is obligatory elementary education and planned, systematic and methodical mediation of knowledge, and universal, human and cultural values and other skills. There are about 950 pupils in the school, grouped into 9 grades and about 38 class sections and sections of after school care. There are also more than 120 workers employed in the school, among these about 100 representing school teaching staff.

The school tries to organize and plan its educational programme by balancing class and outclass activities.

The pupils, attending the school, come from Koper and its surroundings.

The school offers to parents and their children the obligatory educational programme, expanded programme (planned educational programme in school camps and activities connected with pupils` interests) and some extra sports and art activities and after school care programme. Students learn in Slovene language. Because the school is set in the nationally mixed territory of Slovene Istria, all students learn Italian. Besides Slovene and Italian, students learn English as main and compulsory foreign language. The school offers elective subjects in many other foreign languages: like French, German, Croatian and Spanish. Besides elective languages, students can choose among a wide range of other elective subjects like sports, scientific subjects and other subjects, like tourism, drama classes, art classes, music –school band, choirs and many others to suit every child’s individual needs and aptitudes.

The obligatory elementary education is the school`s basic and the most important activity in order to create optimal conditions for the best personal and educational development of every single pupil. This is the most important goal supported by incessant encouragement of the school staff for its professional permanent learning and joining different national and international development programmes – projects.

By joining international activities and projects our school desires to open the door to different experiences and their exchanging and sharing. Becoming aware of others and educational profession abroad entirely means getting to know ourselves in its widest meaning.

Anton Baloh, B.Ed.

Head teacher principal

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