Sveti Petar Orehovec Elementary school is situated in North-Western part of Croatia where 4583 residents live in 39 smaller villages. Most of them are working in agriculture and have low income. 333 students attend the school in school year 2019/2020.
The school is consisted of the main school and 4 district schools in villages Bočkovec, Fodrovec, Miholec and Gregurovec.
Aside from compulsory subjects, students can choose between optional subjects such as English, ICT, and Religious Education. The main foreign language in school is German, but most of the students attend also English as second foreign language.
School staff consists of 40 teachers and 3 professional associates. They try to provide as much extracurricular activities as possible due to the fact that most of the students cannot travel far to enroll in any activities offered in towns due to distance and transport. School offers following extracurricular activities: school orchestra, dance group, choir, drama section, eco group, art, Small Technicians, and traffic groups, Red Cross Youth and Student’s Cooperative “Ključ”. Members of cooperative produce and sell their artefacts and grow flowers.
The school has film and journalist sections (see more on klincek.com and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9c3GKtsnUojmtDN4MLfW-g ) and is properly equipped with needed ICT devices.
Our last Erasmus+ project was KA 219 project “Small step for film, a big one for European citizenship”. You can find out more about this project on the link of our project blog https://smallstepforafilm.wordpress.com/
During the school year 2015/2016, our school was part of ACES project “Your voices could be a part of the solution”. You can find out more about this project on the link of our project blog https://acesvoice.wordpress.com/