SILUTE MARTYNAS JANKUS BASIC SCHOOL
Authors: Audrius Astasevicius
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There are 796 children, attending Silute Martynas Basic School (689 students), Traksedziai Progymnasium Department of Silute Martynas Basic School (71student) and pre-school and pre-primary groups (36 children). The pedagogical staff consists of 80 members working as pre-school, pre-primary, primary and basic school teachers, non-formal education teachers, class teachers, 2 social pedagogy teachers, 1 psychologist, 1 special pedagogy teacher, librarians, 1 teaching assistant, 1 public health specialist.
The renewed classrooms, school gym, multifunctional sports ground and other spaces in school improves educational conditions. There was equipped an information centre, a modern classroom with an interactive whiteboard, a library.
The school provides additional support to formal education and organises 21 non-formal education programme related with sports, music, history, healthy behaviour, IT, handicrafts, drama, chess, folklore, ecology, safe traffic and arts.
The students take part in various international, republic and school projects. The school has carried on the partnership with Kasseboellee Freeschool, Denmark and Runavikar Kommunuskuli, Faroe Islands for three years, and 2017-2018 school year is the final one of Nordplus Junior project “Divided by Nature, United by Sea”. This spring, as it was planned, our teachers and students visited Denmark and, after that, accepted partners from Denmark and Faroe Islands. School projects are carried out in accordance with the planned activities in the annual school plan.
The school has signed contracts with other institutions and social partners in order to enrich formal and non-formal education. The closest partnership is between the school and other educational institutions. In 2017 the school signed a partnership with Scientific centre “Scientia Educologica”.
The aims of the school are to create a safe, healthy and cultural school environment that improves the quality of education and enhances students’ learning motivation, to modernize the environment with new teaching tools, to provide learning support, to develop students’ creativity and citizenship, to encourage teachers to share good experience.
The organized methodological activity encourages the use of methods motivating to learn. The results of surveys and researches, fulfilled to learn about students’ adaptation at school, learning styles, individual student’s achievement and the analysis of the quality of school performance assessment, were performed in 2017 and presented to the school society, discussed in 9 methodological groups of different subject areas.
Preventive and emotional education programmes such as “Olweus’, Lions Quest and others prevent bullying, violence, raise healthy lifestyle. The consulting activities are organized and the students get pedagogical, social, psychological support and are educated for future careers.
The students took part in plenty of academic school, district, republic events (the Olympiads, competitions, quizzes, actions) and won abundance of prizes and awards in 2017.