Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Art Exhibition : Religion in Our Lives / Poland

Bozena Gobcewicz, English Teacher of Szkoła Podstawowa nr 47 im. J.K. Branickiego/Poland

Monday, 2 July 2012

Mediation: The Play Three Little Pigs/Croatia

7th grade pupils have prepared the  play -modified version of The three little pigs 
assisted by German teacher Vesna Horvat Kovacec and social pedagogue Ana Vasiljev.
The conflict between the characters is solved in a non-violent way through mediation.
This version is in Croatian. Maybe next year we'll make an English version as well.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

The World Day of Muslim Culture/ Croatia

Primary School Zitnjak is multicultural and multireligious. Besides Catholic religious classes the school also provides classes of Islam for its pupils. The school was the first school in Zagreb which introduced classes of Islam.
Every year the Day of Religious Freedom is celebrated when religious teachers and their pupils prepare presentations and make posters.
Our pupils and teachers visit the mosque in Zagreb.


3rd Partnership Meeting in Zagreb: The Programme/Croatia

                                       Comenius multilateral school partnership
                                               Join hands and hug Europe
                                           3rd meeting: Zagreb, May 21-25

  Title:                                       Let's join hands and be creative
Monday      21/05/2012    Opening session
19:00 – 20:00
20:00 – 21:30
Welcome dinner
Tuesday     22/05/2012

Programme for teachers
Creative methodology in ELT
Programme for pupils
Let's join hands and be creative
08:30 – 09:15
Ivana Čale
Pronunciation games and activities (workshop)
Ana Vasiljev and Vesna Horvat Kovačec
09:15 – 09:30
09:30 – 10:15
Paula Vranković
Beyond the language frame
Sandra Maglov
Arts and crafts
10:15 - 10:45
Coffee break     
10:45 – 11:30
Margita Madunić,
Croatian culture (25 mins)
Quiz about Croatia (20 mins)
Moderator: Drago Čavlović
Hosts: pupils Kristina Jagić, Patrik Lukanović
11:30 – 12:30
Sightseeing: Zagreb, Samobor
Dinner in school 20.00-21.00
Wednesday 23/05/2012
08:20 – 09:05
Michella Chiappini
Translation as a bridge among cultures
Margareta Milačić, Frane Rogić
Workshop (Art)

10.00 – 11.00       Meeting the Mayor of Zagreb Mr. Bandic
11:45 – 12:45
Sightseeing: Trakošćan, Varaždin
Dinner: 19:30-20:30
Thursday  24/05/2012          Excursion to the island of Krk   Departure at 05:30

3rd partnership meeting in Zagreb: Report /Croatia

  3rd Comenius partnership meeting Join hands and be creative in Zagreb

       The third Comenius meeting Let's join hands and be creative took place in Zagreb,  May 21-25, 2012. There were 48 participants including pupils, teachers, headteachers from the partner schools:the Czech Republic, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Turkey.
The host of the meeting was Primary School Zitnjak, the coordinator of the project Join hands and hug Europe (multilateral Comenius partnership).
     On May 21, two teachers welcomed the guests from Poland, Turkey and Lithuania at the airport. The teams from Czech Republic and Italy arrived at the hotel by van and bus.
The guests from Turkey visited the mosque in Zagreb accompanied by the headmaster of the host school, German teacher and Alen Kotoric, the religious teacher of Islam.
All the guests were staying at Hotel Meridijan 16 except 12 pupils who were staying with the families of the Croatian pupils.
     The official programme started at 7 p.m. Introductory welcoming speeches were given by the headteacher of Primary School Zitnjak Mr Barun  and Ms Milkovic, representative of City Office for Education, Culture and Sports, who greeted the guests wishing them an enjoyable stay in  Croatia. The pupils from Primary School Zitnjak showed their singing and dancing skills performing in the school choir, folklore and rock'n'roll club, etc.
     On Tuesday and Wednesday the workshops were held in Primary school Zitnjak from 8.30 to 11.30 a.m. The workshops for pupils commenced with the warm-up activities  ice breakers the aim of which was allowing pupils to familiarize themselves with their peers-to introduce themselves and learn about their peers.  The introductory activities ice breakers were run by social pedagogue Ana Vasiljev and German teacher Vesna Horvat Kovačec. German teacher Sandra Maglov was running a craft workshop. Art teacher Margareta Milačić and painter Frane Rogić, from the neigbouring atelier Zitnjak , were running an art workshop for the pupils. On Wednesday art teacher from Ankara Ms Özlem Şenyüz and her pupils demonstrated Ebru, the Turkish technique of painting, which impressed all the participants.
A few participants tried out Ebru technique and made their own paintings.
     The topic of the workshops for teachers was Creative methods in ELT. Since all the coordinators are English teachers the aim was exchanging teaching tips and resources, sharing good practice. The workshops were run by English teachers  Michela Chiappini (Italy), Paula Vrankovic  and Ivana Cale from Zagreb.
     After the concise outline of Croatian history and culture  presented by history teacher Margita Madunić Kaniski, the general knowledge of Croatian culture was checked in the quiz hosted by the 7th graders Kristina Jagic and Patrik Lukanovic.
     During the breaks the participants observed some lessons. While visiting the classrooms during the lessons, the guests gave the pupils typical sweets from their country and some souvenirs for the classrooms.
    After the workshops  two half day excursions were organized: Zagreb andSamobor (22/05), Trakoscan Castle and Varaždin (23/05) .On May 24 a full day excursion to the island of Krk was organized during which the guests, accompanied by the tourist guide and a few Croatian teachers ,visited the town of  Krk, Punat, small island Košljun, Vrbnik, Jurandvor and Baska. Thanks to  the sunny weather some guests-teachers and pupils were swimming and the pupils were playing volleyball on the beach.
     On May 23 the Deputy of the Mayor of Zagreb Ms Pavičić Vukičević held a reception for the participants of the Comenius partnership and wished them a pleasant stay in Croatia.

Friday Morning (23/05): Time to Say Goodbye/Croatia

The Turkish, Italian and Czech guests had to leave in the morning. 
Saying goodbye in front of the hotel.
Turkish pupils with their English teacher Aslı
Croatian pupils waving goodbye to their friends from the school bus
Headmasters Kemal and Tomislav
Headmasters Tomislav, Halina and teacher Anita

Friday 25/05 Going to the Zoo/Croatia

The guests from Lithuania and Poland with a few Croatian pupils and teachers went to the Zoo.

Lithuanian&Croatian frienship
The host pupils, 7th graders
The Polish pupils: Zuzanna and Roksana (5th grade)
The badges were designed by maths teacher Ljiljana Baresa
The Lithuanian team-pupils and teachers singing in Maksimir
                                             The Lithuanian pupils singing 
               We were impressed by their singing on the bus and their immense knowledge of the lyrics  

Excursion 24/05: The Island of Krk (6 a.m.-12 p.m.)/ Croatia

The town of Krk
Sightseeing with the local tourist guide
                                                                     The Czech team
Michela, Italian tourist guide, and Milena, local tourist guide

                                                              The small island of Kosljun
                                                       The Franciscan monastery on Kosljun
Volleyball on the beach