The PRIGO Elementary School said goodbye to some of its first cycle students this year. The elementary school, which was founded just five years ago, had its first graduates. And what a farewell that was! All three of our students, who took part in the entrance exams for eight-year cycle grammar schools, were very successful as each of them placed 1st in the order of the successful candidates at their respective grammar schools. We would like to congratulate them and wish them further success in the upcoming studies!!!
The achievement of our students is pleasing for us also because of the fact that we focus on children who have been diagnosed with exceptional talent. In this spirit, the key task of our elementary school is to ensure a happy life of your child and to enhance his/her versatile development with a suitable mix of school and extracurricular educational activities. In the case of a diagnosed talent in a specific area, we develop the child’s predispositions for future studies. Our intention is therefore mainly to develop the abilities of these gifted children with the help of trained teachers and psychologists. One of the means to achieve this goal is also the individual approach taken towards each student. That being said, the schools’ goal is not only the enhancement of knowledge, but the development of the whole personality of the child. The Elementary Schools in Ostrava and in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm place great emphasis on supporting social and emotional skills, which in some cases tend to be the weak traits of talented children. We teach them to realize their potential and improve any potential weaknesses. Importantly, we teach them to manage the stress which comes with every exceptionality. The key to our work with children is small groups. We guarantee a maximum of 10 children in class even though the interest in our primary school by far exceeds our capacity. We simply consider individual approach in a low-number groups of children to be essential. The assessment in the first three years is only verbal, and the standard marking begins only in later years, gradually, so that chidlren adapt themselves smoothly to secondary school environment.