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SCOALA GIMNAZIALA NR 18 SIBIU / ROMANIA

Secondary School no 18 Sibiu is a public school, where 815 students learn everyday,
starting from 8 am and finishing classes at 12 or 2 pm. There are about 40 teachers, all of
them paid from the public budget.
As we are a public school, we follow the national curriculum, which encompasses
language and communication, sciences, art, PE, informatics,etc. The school has got modern
technology in every classroom, including smart boards and video projectors. We also practise
PE in a modern gym, foreign languages in a special lab where students can use the ProLang
system. We also have a special library, where students can participate to alll kids of extra
curricular activies. Students very often participate in volunteering and social activities, in
collaboration with different organizations. http://scoala18sibiu.ro/index.html

PROJECT PARTNERS :

1) MEHMET SINAN DERELI SECONDARY SCHOOL IZMIT / TURKEY

Mehmet Sinan Dereli Secondary School is located in the city center of Kocaeli, Turkey. Our
school was built in 1963. As the building was very old and little damaged in the earthquake in 1999, it
was destroyed in July 2012. The school was rebuilt on the area of 11500 m2 by the financial support
of a businessman Mehmet Sinan Dereli and reopened in September 2013.
The main building contains 26 classrooms, one science lab, two art classes, one ICT class, one
library, one infirmary, one teachers room, six offices, one cafeteria. The second building contains one
gymnasium (with the capacity of 200 spectators) and a theatre hall (with the capacity of 200
audiences). All of the classrooms have smart boards with internet access.
There are football and basketball areas in the garden. We have got 630 students, 41 teachers
with various branches, 2 co-principals and a principal.
Our school is a non-profit, public school so we follow the national education system.
Mehmet Sinan Dereli Secondary School’s mission is raising persons who are hopeful about
future, rational, ethic and have self-esteem. According to this mission, we are aiming to be a leader
school that is solution oriented, open to innovations and base the happiness of shareholders. To reach
this vision and improve students’ motivation, we have been doing many activities and taking part in
projects since our school was renovated in 2013.
Our school took part in a Comenius project called “Green European” as a partner with Spain,
Belgium, Hungary, Portugal, South Cyprus and Germany in 2012-2014. The project was coordinated
by Estonia.
Our school took part in a project about integration of Roma students to the school life with
Kocaeli Municipality in 2014. The model works of this project were practiced at our school.
The Turkish Ministry of Health carries out a project named “White Flag”, which is about
hygiene at schools. Our school has fulfilled all the requirements and deserved to get “White Flag” in
2015.

Our school has been inspected by The Ministry of Health and The Ministry of Education and
approved that it is strongly suitable for healthy nutrition and dynamic living standards. Because of
that, our school has deserved to get “Nutrition Friendly School” certificate in 2016.
Our school has been assessed about the Occupational Health and safety management system
and found to comply with the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 certificate in 2016.
The management system of our school has also been assessed about the quality management
and found to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 certificate in 2016.
In 2016, our school has deserved to get “My Perfect School” project flag from Provincial
National Education Directorate and Governorship of Kocaeli as it has fulfilled all the requirements of
occupational health and safety.
All the teachers at Mehmet Sinan Dereli Secondary School always follow the innovations
about education and try to improve their professions so as to improve our school’s education quality,
improve students’ creativity and support students to have self-esteem. http://sinandereli.meb.k12.tr/

2) ZESPOL SZKOL IM. POR. JOZEFA SARNY W GORZYCACH GORZYCE / POLAND

Our school is in the South of Poland. Gorzyce is inhabited by nearly 15000 people, 7000 of
whom live in the housing estate. There are 9 schools, 6 primary schools, 2 junior high schools and 1
secondary comprehensive school, technical school of mechanics, and vocational school. Besides, there
are 3 kindergartens governed by the commune’s administration and 3 banks. In the Gorzyce commune
there are 550 undertakings registered. Entities that run a business are prevailing. Food processing is
supported by two mills, a pork butchers shop and 4 bakeries. The commune administration consists of
the Housing Estate Gorzyce being municipal in its nature considering its infrastructure and buildings,
and 8 village administration districts of different size (from about 200 to about 2000 inhabitants). The
commune is of town and village character. Opulence of the woods and waters is favorable to the
activity of two Hunting Circles and the Angling Circle.
Our school has existed since 1 September 1967 and has always been considered a friendly
school both by students and their parents. Our school wants to participate in Comenius- 1 because we
want our students to have a view of Europe and experience of abroad. Our students are socio-
economically disadvantaged. They are from villages and some of them haven’t even been out of
Gorzyce, the area we live in. They can’t even imagine of going abroad. We want to widen their view
to world and to life. We want to give both multi and inter-cultural education to create European
Union’s citizen identity. Our aim is to have our students’ effort of learning foreign languages
supported. And as our students are socio-economically disadvantaged we want them to have the
opportunity of improving their education. Gorzyce is a small village and has hard conditions for some
students; we hope this project will be a chance for them to have different views on life. We were
working on 2 Comenius Projects with a great success. Now we are working on Erasmus+ Project
with 6 countries. Our students travelled to many countries gained a lot of experience, improved their
English and expanded their knowledge. Now they are motivated to study and to work.
www.zsgorzyce.pl

3) ZAKLADNA SKOLA JANKA FRANCISCIHO RIMAVSKEHO HNUSTA / SLOVAKIA

Our school is secondary school loacated in a small town Hnusta in the middle of Slovakia. It
was builded in 1962.

There are two secondary schools, two nursery schools and two junior high schools in our
town.
Our school has two buildings. The main building has 10 classrooms with smartboards,1 art
classroom, 2 ICT classrooms, a library and 1 language laboratory and 1 gym. The other building has
got 8 classrooms and1 ICT classroom. Our school has one canteen for students and teachers. There
are 30 teachers with various branches and 375 students aged 7 – 15. There are football and florball
areas in the garden too.
Our school is a non-profit public school so we follow the national education system.
https://zsnrhnusta.edupage.org/

4) IZGLĪTĪBAS INOVĀCIJU PĀRNESES CENTRS JELGAVA / LATVIA

Biedrība «Izglītības inovāciju pārneses centrs» (NGO “Education Innovation Transfer
Centre”)was founded in 2009. This non-governmental organization brings together actors of all
education levels – teachers, university lecturers, formal and non-formal adult education eachers,
students of education science, researchers, as well as all levels learners, etc.
Organization’s mission to gather international issues of education and make them more
accessible to the Latvia as well as enhancing learning opportunities for everyone throughout life. The
organization’s main priorities are to promote participation in non-formal education and learning
opportunities; enrich professional and organizational competencies – creativity, entrepreneurship and
employability; promote inclusion of people with fewer opportunities.
The organization’s main focus is to promote international cooperation, creating networks for
the identification of innovative experiences as well as the coordination of the cooperation. The
organization is also engaged in other activities that promote educational innovation in the promotion
and transfer:
• provides recommendations for educational development,
• forms the infrastructure for the practical implementation of educational research,
• carries out information activities in society as an educational innovation,
• organizes training courses for adults,
• promotes the usage of modern educational technologies in the educational process,
• etc.
We provide training as well as we organize seminars and (round table) discussions with
participation of different kinds of organizations in order to actualize issues and find solution. IIPC
organize alsocourses for young people as well as for elderly people.
The organization has a tradition to organize seminars every year in august and January for
teachers (for mathematics teachers, languages, etc.) as well as for social wokers etc..
At present we have 16 members. But in projects, for implementation of specific tasks (if
necessary) we are hiring people.
Our organization cooperates with ZEMGALE PLANNING REGION (regional), Latvia
University of Agriculture, schools as well as with local, regional and national non-governmental
organizations. http://xwpx.iipc.lv/iipc-en/

5) HRISTIJAN KARPOSH KUMANOVO / FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
MACEDONIA

Hristijan Karposh is a non-profit public primary school situated in Kumanovo, Republic of
Macedonia. The school was established in 1959, located in the central area of the city, and then in
1976 it was relocated in one of the suburbs of Kumanovo. Hristijan Karposh is providing formal
education to 1308 students in the age range from 6 to 14 years.. The students are of ethnically different
background: the majority- 1104 Macedonian and the minority -191 Roma and 18 Serbian students.
According to the national education system the educational process takes 9 years – from 1st to 9th
Grade. The teaching process is carried out in two shifts in three separate buildings – one central school
and two satellite schools with a total area of 3661 m2. The school has actively been working on the
development and design of their classrooms, programs and activities so that all their students can learn
and participate together, also on creating strategies to address the diverse challenges experienced by
the rapidly changing structure of their society. The school has also been working on creating inclusive
classrooms, and adopting a programme for children with special needs.
In our school we aim to create a friendly, safe and happy environment for all. We aim to build
on success not failure, so our children will be encouraged to the full in anything and everything they
are good at, or have a keen interest in developing.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the National Curriculum.
Great emphasis is placed upon child centred learning, developing independence, acquiring skills for
life and ensuring that all children feel confident and valued in a safe environment.
https://hristijankarposh.jimdo.com/