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Whom should I contact if I am interested in enrolling my child to Private Primary and Secondary School BESST?

You can contact the head teacher Ing. Katarína Ondreičková by e-mail at ondreickova@besst.sk by phone on +421 905 829 653.

Is it necessary that child speaks English before admission to school?

No, it is not necessary.

Does a child need to do entrance tests before admission to school?

Yes, we test children from mathematics and English.

How many English lessons do pupils have a week?

Pupils in grades 1-4 have 6 lessons of English, of which 3 lessons are with an English native speaker. Pupils in grades 5.-9. Have 5 lessons of English language, of which 3 lessons with an English native speaker.

What time do the lessons take place?

Teaching takes place between 8:30 a.m. - 2:30p.m. On the days when older pupils have 7 lessons, their timetable is planned until 2:55 p.m.

Is it possible to come and observe a lesson?

Yes, it is necessary to arrange an appointment with the school principal, Ing. Katarina Ondreickova (0905/829653, ondreickova@besst.sk). The school also organizes Open Day, usually in March.

What is the enrolment process into the 1st grade like?

The enrolment is in two parts. The first part is testing a child in group work, here we monitor if and for how long a child can concentrate on his/her work. Second part of the enrolment is the individual testing of pupils in the following areas: vocabulary and speech, mathematical concepts, phonematic awareness, visualization and visual motion.

Is English language testing part of the enrolment process into the 1st grade?

No, it's not.

How many students are there in one class?

Maximum 16.

Is there a streaming of the English language groups?

Yes, each group usually has a max. of 12 pupils.

To what extent does the school provide catering?

The school provides snacks, fresh fruit or vegetable juice, lunch and afternoon snacks for our pupils.

Does the school provide catering for pupils with dietary restrictions, such as gluten allergies or lactose intolerances?

Yes, following the recommendation of a doctor, the school provides gluten-free or lactose-free lunches.

How does the school proceed in case of bullying?

First of all, the school ensures precautions against bullying. Should a hint of bullying in classroom be spotted, we immediately act upon it. In collaboration with the school psychologist we run a program in a given class, we talk to both students and parents.

Does the school employ a Special Education Teacher?

Yes, a special pedagogue works full time at our school both with integrated students and with all the teachers and also provides consultations for parents of all integrated pupils.

Is it possible to attend any after-school activities?

Yes, it is, within the times of the school children's club (2:30-5:00 p.m.) there are many trainings and activities. There are about 25 various sport, artistic, or robotic activities at present.


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