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Základní škola Chýně

Škola s jasnou myslí a otevřeným srdcem

Primary School of Chyne

We are a standard primary school for all children in our local community.  Mornings consist of colleagues sharing best practices, talking about the children, substitutions, and any other concerns over a friendly cup of coffee.  The school day begins at 8.15. Our team meets every Monday to plan, solve, and discuss our goals while also sharing ideas, achievements and concerns. We want our children to learn in a way that is different and engaging.  With a common philosophy and motto, we organize and implement many events and projects throughout the year.  Monthly, we implement thematic days on a wide variety of topics which the children greatly enjoy, to our contentment. With a maximum of 20 pupils in each class, the first level is taught in blocks without traditional marking system. We are located 10 kilometers outside of Prague. We have beautiful views of the city and even the Říp Mountain, one of Czech Republic’s most notable natural landmarks. We are fearless, not afraid of challenges nor trying new things. We are truly a team as we have strong support from not only our school management but the pupils themselves in the form of a student parliament.

 

School Values: Truth, Love, Democracy, Responsibility, Freedom.

 

School motto: A school with a bright mind and an open heart.

What does „bright mind“ mean for us?

  • We continuously actively monitor new information and trends in our industry and analyze their cause and effect
  • We are receptive of feedback
  • We are clear in our direction
  • We set clear limits
  • We offer pupils different learning opportunities and support their own feelings of responsibility
  • We can express our opinion openly in a constructive manner without offending others
  • We are not blindly focused on pupil’s performance and learning outcomes in cognitive areas
  • We distinguish the essential facts from the nonsense
  • We encourage exploration, challenging, non-competition, and mutual assistance
  • We are able to say “no” and teach the children to do the same

 

What does „open heart“ mean for us?

  • We work with the whole person
  • We are kind – Love knows
  • We listen closely to what you tell us, we perceive it, we think about it and we take your words to our heart
  • We work together, we are a great team that is consciously creating the atmosphere of the school
  • There is a place for everyone and everybody feels good and safe here
  • We are open to everything that is present
  • We can handle and process the emotions of ourselves and others
  • We are open to new things, experimenting and exploring
  • We respect diversity and inclusion
  • We are open to feedback
  • We express our opinion knowing that others will listen
  • We consciously do not influence pupils only by words, but through our whole personality
  • We respect the personality and current mood of each child, we prefer individual approach

 

 

School symbol – Triquetra

The intersection of three circles is called a triquetra, a historical symbol for the three-fold understanding of reality and the world. The entanglement of the three areas of values ​​points to their equivalence and interdependence. No area can exist in itself, but is an indispensable „partner“ of the two remaining. All parts work together, one is equal to another, a perfect, constantly changing reality. Only through cooperation and mutual recognition of everyone and everything around us, a state of perfect balance can be reached.

 

School Vision:
1. We offer meaningful education for life in the 21st century.
2. We can offer every child appropriate incentives for his / her development.
3. We have a solid pedagogical team that uses diverse modern teaching methods and resources.
4. Pupils participate in school.
5. The school is a stimulating and visually attractive environment that encourages exploration.

 

Parťáci – Pupil Parliament of Chýně Primary School

The purpose of the pupil parliament is to deepen cooperation between pupils, teachers and school leadership. The aim is to involve the pupils more in the operation of the school, school events, and to take responsibility for their behavior and work. The parliament is involved in two specific areas.  The first area is projects that contribute to the good climate of the school. This includes listening and implementing the suggestions and ideas of their classmates as well as preparing activities for the children and other members of the community. The second area involves activities that support the skills and competencies relevant to the work of the pupils in the Parliament.

We are enrolled in the school network for democracy. We have a direct link to the CEDU – The Center for Democratic Learning, which educates schools in how to develop responsibility in children.

In the school year 2017/2018, the Pupil Parliament participated in a competition for the most inspiring project promoting democracy, sponsored by the CEDU.  They created a video about “Good March”, a month celebrating volunteer work in the school and community. As finalists in the competition, they participated in the ceremonial announcement of the winners in the Senate of the Czech Republic on the 28th of November.

We want to support the concept of ​​the pupil parliament in foreign primary schools. We will share examples of good practices, exchange experiences and knowledge, and, if necessary, help establish a pupil parliament. One of the objectives of the project is to strengthen and develop democracy and civic skills on a pan-European scale.