"Superclass is a European project of experiential learning in order to increase the culture of children and to teach them to feel, to think, to create, to enjoy life."
The main theme of Superclass 2017/2018 was generated by the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia: "The Craftsmanship has a Golden Bottom" and "By Every Thought, By Every Word, By Every Act, You're Changing the World".
Our Year 5 students chose the second topic, they processed it using their own music and text. With the support of Ms Adel and Mr Vlad, they won 2nd place in the regional round in Trenčín!
Congratulations and we are happy to know that our school is the Model School o Superclass as an art-social European project!
The very Successful BESSTík
All the year we have been creating stories, poems, puzzles or quizzes for our school magazine. This effort of ours was rewarded in the form of a beautiful second place in the School Magazine Competition. This success has given us yet more drive to create new and even more creative magazines for you.
Ms. Katka and Ms. Paťka
Junior Rescue Team Success
This year 5 pupils from 8.A have been able to defend their gold medal in Regional Competition of Young Rescue Teams. The team then participated the regional round of the "Child of Life" competition, held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education in Bratislava. Young rescuers tested their capabilities to react promptly and correctly in critical situations.
Results of Mathematical Kangaroo
On Tuesday, March 19th, our math enthusiasts sprouted took part in solving interesting logical tasks. 80 pupils from Year 1 to Year 9 were involved. Mathematical Kangaroo is an international mathematical competition in which pupils from 65 countries participate. We are delighted that our school is also involved in this competition every year.
The excellent result, 100% success rate of the solution, was achieved by our pupils Hanka S. from 1B while Lucka Š. from 4A and Martina A. from 9A became the school champions.
We cordially congratulate all Kangaroos and wish them many more successes.
IQ Olympiad 2018 - Regional Round
On the 7th of May 2018, a regional round of the competition IQ Olympiad 2018 for West Slovakia took place. Our school was represented by five pupils - Martinka A., Peťo K., Chris A. (9A), Mirko N. (8B) and Karin V. (6A). Mirko won a wonderful 5th place while he will further compete in the nationwide round, which will take place on the 28th of May 2018 at the Smolenice castle. Mirko, we keep our fingers crossed for you!
The art competition called My Trnava
Our pupil Tamara H., succeeded in art competition called My Trnava, where she gained a beautiful 3rd place for the painting of the Trnava walls with combined technique. People may see the pictures of pupils, Lucia T., Nina B., Marko M., Ondrej D., Šimon M., too.
Our students once again confirmed they are the BESST
From April 25th – 28th 2018 the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE world championship took place in Detroit, USA. IT-PRO BESST Team from our school, consisting of 9 members, also attended the event. In a very strong competition of 104 teams from whole world they managed to get through to the finals and win a fantastic 3rd place. The team went through Regional League in Bratislava, the Semi-finals in Lodz, Poland and Central-European finals in Aachen, Germany.During the championship, the IT-PRO-BESST Team gained second best result amongst all teams, and after the semi-finals round with the winning team they finished on a fantastic third place.
Congratulations IT-PRO-BESST Team, we are proud of you!
If you would like to see our video, click HERE.
In April, our pupils of the 5th and 9th year had the opportunity to participate in the 8th year of the IQ Olympics competition. In the regional round of the West we will be represented by Martina A. (9.A), Peter K. (9.A), Miroslav N. (8.B), Christián A. (9.A) and Lea K. (9.A).
We keep our fingers crossed!
Competition - We are travelling around for a folk song
The treasure of the Slovak folklore - folk songs reminded pupils of 1st and 2nd grade of elementary school through the singing contest "We are travelling for a folk song". Pupils sang beautiful songs which were known but also less known, from the surroundings of Trnava.
1st place: Terezka H. - 2.B
2nd place: Lilien Mary P. - 1.C
3rd place: Dorotka H. - 1.C
1st place: Agátka A. 4.B
2nd place: Marína H. - 4.B
3rd place: Jasmínka Klára Č. - 4.B, Veronika U. - 6.B
Pupils Terezka H. and Agátka A. advanced to district round. District round: Agátka A. was placed on 3rd place in her category.
On Wednesday, April the 11th 2018, the final round of the 6th year of the Logical Olympiad of Pupils with general intellectual talent was held in Prešov, where our school was represented by 3 pupils. In category A (first stage) it was Lucia Š. (4.A) and Emma V. (4.A) and in category B (second stage) Rebeka M. (7.A). Among the 130 contestants, the best placement from our 3 gifted/ talented representatives was Lucia Š. (4.A), who finished 15th in its category.
Congratulations and thanks to all of our successful solvers, thank you for representing the school.
TRNAVA CHESS RANKING 3RD ROUND
The 3rd round of the Trnava chess ladder took place on April 12th.Our pupils competed as a team but also as individuals.Samir S. from class 8.A gave a great performance again and took the 1st place in the category of Individuals - elementary school pupils.Samir S. of 8.A, Shabir S. of 3.B, Sear S. of 2.C and Adam H. of 4.A competed in the team.They managed to get the 1st place in the category “Družstvá / Teams” - elementary school pupils.Congratulations for a great result to our students.
Even in this school year, a competition tour was held at our school BESST in the artistic presentation of poetry and prose. Pupils from 5th to 9th grade had the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in recitation and to spread interest in literature. The competition was attended by 14 pupils. Lenka G. from class 5.B and Matus KD from class 7.B will represent us in the district round of the Hollého Memorial.
Aachen - FLL final for Central Europe
This year we also managed to qualify successfully from the V4 Qualification FLL from Polish Lodz to the final round, this time in German Aachen. On Saturday, as is the tradition, we competed in the "Teamwork" category - specifically its part called the "Live Challenge" - and on Sunday we enjoyed a rigorous competition in the categories "Research Project", "Robot Design" and "Robot Game". Out of the 25 competitor teams from Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary we ranked 9th! The whole team enjoyed the competition and had a lot of fun. As we have accepted an invitation to the FLL final tournament this year, our voyage ends in Detroit, USA. We are all looking forward to go there! Thank you all for your great support!
At the end of February, we organized a school round of a recitation contest in the poetry and prose of “Hollého pamätník” (Holly Memorial). There were a lot of contestants and the jury had a lot to do to decide on the winners and the jury's price. And we have them here:
1st place: Ela V., 4. A
2nd place: Zoe Z., 4 B
3rd place: Rebeka H., 4. B
Jury Prize: Veronika G., 2. C
Elka will be presenting us at the district round of Hollého pamätník (Holly Memorial) Congratulations!
We have succeeded in the Haunted Story in the district round of the literary contest. Our pupil Zuzka M. won the jury prize, thanks to her fantasy, creativity and writing skills. Congratulations!
On 14 March 2018, Pytagoriades District Circle was held. The pupils of our school were placed in successful places. Mirko N. (8.B)placed in third place in category P8 and Miško M. (7.A)placed in first place in category P7. We warmly greet you!
The Haunted Story
In the district round of the literary contest we have succeeded in the Haunted Story. Our pupil Zuzka M. won the jury prize, thanks to fantasy, creativity and writing skills. Congratulations!
English-language Olympics Regional Round
On 14th February, the English-language Olympics Regional Round was held, with our pupil Laura Kissová 9.A. due to her great efforts she managed to rank first. Congratulations!
Trnava Chess Ranking 2nd round
On 21st February 2018 the traditional Trnava chess ladder 2nd round was held in the CVČ Kalokagatia. Our school was represented by Samir S. (8.A), Denis P. (6.A), Adam H. (4.A) and Sear S. (2.C).We keep one's fingers crossed for them in the third final round, which will be in April.
Logical Olympics - School Round 2018
On 14th February 2018, students with general intellectual talent met to measure their strength. This competition took place in two categories. Category A - 1st Grade and Category B - 2nd Grade. The winners for this year are - Lucia Š. (4.A) and Emma V. (4.A) for the 1st stage and for the 2nd stage - Rebeka M. (7.A), Natalia H. (8.B) and Laura K. (9.A). We congratulate the winners and we look forward to their progress in the national final, which will be held in April 2018 in Prešov.
the English-language Olympics Regional Round
On 14th February, the English-language Olympics Regional Round was held, with our pupil Laura K. 9.A. due to her great efforts she managed to rank first.Congratulations!
First Lego League – Semifinals V4 in Lodz
We are competing this year again in FLL! After very successfull round in Bratislava, we won 5th place in the V4 semifinals where only the best teams from Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia competed. The excitement in IT-PRO-BESST team is enourmous and we are very happy to go to finals in Aachene, Germany.
Všetkovedko is an all-Slovakia knowledge competition, in which also our 2-5 graders participated. The pupils have demonstrated their knowledge, reading with comprehension skills, logical thinking and correct judgment. Many pupils have been awarded the Všetkovedko title for their excellent work. Veronika Ch. from 2.D did a great job. Not only was she awarded the Všetkovedko title, but she was also awarded an extra title "Všetkovedko of the School" for her proven wisdom.Congratulations to all the pupils and we wish them further successes.
... we are looking for a new SUPER STAR
Our school has once again touched the tones of modern music during the competition - We are looking for a new SUPER STAR. Pupils from the first to seventh year sang songs from contemporary pop singers. The competition was in three categories: Category A (1st to 3rd year), Category B (4-6th year), Category C (7-9th year). The pupils went to the district round: A. Mihok, V. Uhlíková, T. Kúdelová.
The jury was delighted with A. Mihok´s singing and speech too and he became the winner of his category.
School round awards:
1.miesto: Alex M. - 2.A
2.miesto: Veronika O. - 3.B
3.miesto: Terezka H. - 2.B
1.miesto: Veronika U. - 6.B
2.miesto: Ninka J. - 4.B
3.miesto: Agátka A. - 4.B
1.miesto: Tamarka K. - 7.A
2.miesto: Ruth B - 7.B
On January 26th, our pupils, Alex M. and Agatka A., took part in the district round of the recitation contest Šaliansky Maťko. There is a lot of competition, but we managed to get the third place in the first category, that Alex brought us.
Trnava Chess Ranking
Trnava's free time centre Kalokagatia hosts a chess tournament called Trnava Chess Ranking this year again. The first round took place on the 18th January 2018 and was attended by pupils of our school. Samir S. (8.A), Shabir S. (3.B), Sear S. (2.C) and Denis P. (6.A) have proved that chess is still an attractive and exciting game today. Samir S. was ranked 1st in the first round. We keep our fingers crossed for him and the others in the next round.
This school year the school round of the Mathematical competition „pytagoriada“ took place on the 13th and 14th December 2017.
The succesful participants of the school round who have proceeded to the district round are the following pupils:
P4 – Ema V. 4.A
P5 – Oliver H. 5.A
P6 – Michal M. 6.A
P8 – Miroslav N. 8.B
Diploma FOR the participation in the project "Záložka do knihy spája školy"
Thanks to the Slovenská pedagogická knižnica and the Knihovna Jiřího Mahena v Brně for a diploma due to the participation in the project "Záložka do knihy spája školy" and we are looking forward to the next year!
Art Competition Success
This year, just like in the other years, we took part in the Art competitions. This year we participated in the following Art competition: " Fairy-tale world". Ninka from the 2.A grade won in the II.category a beautiful 3.place.
This year again we participated in the competition named iBobor.
There were 74 216 Slovak participants from 992 schools.
Our pupils competed in the following categories:
Beavers – 4. a 5. grades
Benjamines – 6. a 7. grades
Cadets – 8. a 9. grades
In all the categories, we achieved some outstanding results, namely:
• Category - Beavers:
3. place: D. Dudinskaia 5.B – 91. percentil
2. place: E. Vargová 4.A – 97. percentil
1. place: L. Šefčík 5.B - 100. percentil
• Category - Benjamines:
3. place: M. Málik 7.B – 95. percentil
2. place: M. Mako 7.A – 97. percentil
1. place: F. Hypký 6.A – 97. percentil
• Category - Cadets:
3. place: L. Kissová 9.A – 95. percentil
2. place: M. Nemčic 8.B – 96. percentil
1. place: P. Krajčovič 9.A – 98. percentil
Of course, far more students from our school took part in the competition and we congratulate them all! All of them can be seen in the attached picture gallery.
More about results of T-9 2017
- 1 437 schools took part in T9-2017. 36 454 Year 9 pupils were tested from mathematics and their average success rate was 56.4 %. Year 9 pupils of BESST School made this standardized test with a success rate of 80.6 %. 34 202 pupils were tested on their knowledge of Slovak language and literature with an average success rate of 61.2 %. Our Year 9 pupils' success rate was 79.5 % and this is the fourth year in a row that we were at the top of schools ranking from both subjects in Trnava region.
More about nation-wide school results
Here you can find complete information regarding results of T9-2014 – 2016 audit.
- Private Primary and Secondary School BESST has ranked on an overall second place within Slovakia for years 2014 – 2016 based on NÚCEM testing T9. These internal calculations were verified, and our top ranking amongst nation-wide competitors accredited by an audit company AT Partners Audit, s. r. o.
Christmas songs and Carols
On November 27th, our school was filled with Christmas songs. Many pupils attended the competition in Christmas songs and carols. Not everyone could be the winner. But for us it was a fantastic time well spent.
In the category Modern Christmas Song - Solo singers the following pupils ranked accordingly:
1. miesto – Timea B., 3.A
2. miesto – Agáta A., 4.B
3. miesto – Nina J., 4.B
In category Modern Christmas Song - Singer Group the following pupils ranked accordingly:
1. miesto – Klára M. a Klára P., 3.A
2. miesto – Terézia V., Táňa P., Lucia M., 1.A
3. miesto – Veronika O., 3.B a Nina J., 4.B
We thank everyone for participating and creating a nice pre-Christmas atmosphere.
School Championship in Chess - district round
On October 24, 2017, our pupils Adam H. (4.A), Sear S. (2.C), Shabir S. (3.B) and Samir S. (8.A) took part at a district round of this chess competition organized by Kalokagatia in Trnava. They successfully represented our school, together they achieved the 3rd place in team competition. In addition, Samir S. (8.A) achieved the 2nd place. Congratulations!
Slovak Language Olympiad
On October 23, 2017, the Slovak Language Olympiad took place in our school. Six pupils from the 9.A class were testing their knowledge as well as their wording and speaking skills.
School Championship in Athletics, district round
On Thursday of May 18, 2017 pupils of Year 6 – Ivan K., Tamara K., Laura S, Lada P., Rebeka M., Michal F. (6.A), Ruth B. (6.B) and Year 9 – Nina L., Jakub B., Timotej Č., Oliver S., Roman H. (9.A) took part at the School Championship in Athletics, which was held on the stadium of A. Hajdóczy in Trnava. We enjoyed the sunny morning full of great sports performances. Nina L. (9.A) won the 3rd place in 800 run. Congratulations. We are already looking forward to the future sports performances of our pupils.
On Tuesday of May 9, 2017 we took part at the awards ceremony within an art competition My Trnava in the Old Town Hall. Congratulations to our talented pupils Letícia K. (4.A) for 3rd place and Francesca K. (7.B) for 1st place in their categories!
School Championship in Gymnastics, girls – finals
On May 4, 2017, our small gymnasts Ela V., Júlia M. (3.A), Nina J. (3.B), Klára P. (2.A) and Alica R. (1.A) as winners of the regional round represented our school and Trnava region in finals of the School Championship in Gymnastics, cat. A. In this category of the Slovak-wide competition, 8 teams competed in total – 1 team per region. Gymnastics skills of our girls were getting better through individual rounds of this competition, reaching the higher level each time, also thanks to their trainer Mrs. Masárová. Although we did not reach the podium at the end of this competition, we are thankful for huge experience this competition gave us as well as for unforgettable memories for each of our representatives.
Young rescuers’ teams competition
On Friday of April 28, 2017, our pupils from 7.A zo 7.A Sofia B., David B., Andrej P., Tomáš D. and Marek Š. competed in district round of the Young rescuers’ teams competition, organized at yearly basis by the Slovak Red Cross organization. Our rescuers won the first place in their category (Y5-Y9). Congratulations, we are proud of you!
School Championship in Gymnastics, regional round
On April 20, 2017 our pupils Alica R. (1.A), Klára P. (2.A), Ela V. (3.A), Laura M. (2.A) and Júlia M. (3.A) took part at a regional round of the School Championships in Gymnastics, girls in Piešťany. They won the 1st place and so they are qualified to the finals of this difficult competition. Cross your fingers for our small gymnasts on 4th of May!
Logics Olympiad – Slovak Finals in Prešov
On Wednesday the 12th of April 2017, finals of the Logics Olympiad (5th Year) for pupils with advanced intellectual skills was organised in Prešov. Our school was represented by 4 pupils in 2 different categories: in the category A (Y1-Y4) by Leo Š. (4.B) and Lucia Š. (3.A), in the category B (Y5-Y9) by Frederik H. (5.A) and Laura K. (8.A). This year, our pupils took part at the Evening of Talents on the day before. During testing, their parents and supervisors could visit a workshop “We do understand talented children”, where different topics from the area of education of talented children were presented. From almost 100 participants of the Olympiad Leo Š. ended up as 11th in his category. Congratulations! We also would like to thank to 3 other pupils – all of them were successful solvers of the Olympiad – for representation of our school.
School Round of the IQ Olympiad 2017
In the week from 3rd to 7th April 2017, a school round of the IQ Olympiad 2017 took place at individual schools in Slovakia. From a total number of 10 929 participants, 240 pupils proceed further to a regional round, from which also our pupils Timotej Č. and Oliver S. (9.A) will represent us. Congratulations!
Memorial of J. Hollý – District Round
Rebeka H. (3.A) and Miško F. (6.A) represented our school during a district round of the Memorial of J. Hollý on March 28, 2017 in Západoslovenské Museum in Trnava. Rebeka won the 1st place with her passage from a book My Granny’s Great Escape by Jeremy Strong. She is heading to a regional round of this competition! What a great present for her class teacher Miss Viol, who has been preparing her for this contest and accompanied her during this very special day. It could not get any more extraordinary, as it was a Teachers’ Day! And in spite of winning any prize this time, Miško’s performance in category poetry was spectacular as well, and we are looking forward to his future success in various recitation competitions. We would like to thank both representatives for making this sunny and festive day even more beautiful!
Rozprávkové vretienko – District Round of a Recitation Competition
Congratulations to our Agátka A. (3.A) who won with her excellent performance the 3rd place in last, district round of this competition in recitation of fairy tales. Amongst all the participants, she performed as the last,but hopefully this was not her last performance in general, and we will see her talent radiating in a similar manner at different stages next school year!
European Finals of First Lego League Competition
It was the 9th time that our pupils competed in this international competition, consisting of four evaluated categories: Robot Game, Robot Design, Project Game and Team Work. This year, in total 90 teams were registered in Slovakia, with students comparing their skills within regional rounds at first. In Central Europe, it is the Hands in Technology who organizes the competition, and this year, 955 teams took part in it. Winners from regional rounds (127 teams) competed in 7 semi-final rounds, with 24 best teams who met on March 3-4, 2017 during the FLL Central Europe 2016/2017 in Regensburg, Germany.
Our team IT-PRO-BESST (Adam M., Paul K., Jakub H., Michal M., Natália H., Paulína H., Júlia H.), under the supervision of enthusiastic leaders Mr. Rasťo and Ms. Nina, achieved the 10th place. They made us really happy and proud, especially with their 4th place in Robot Design and 4th place in Robot-Game Categories. Congratulations!
Pytagoriad – District Round
On March 14-15, 2017 our pupils Philip B. (3.A), Oliver H. (4.A), Michal M. (6.A) and Miroslav N. (7.B) took part in a district round of mathematics competition Pytagoriad. Mirko N. (7.B) won the 1st place in his category (P7) and Miško M. (6.A) finished at 3rd place in category P6. Congratulations!
Rozprávkové vretienko – School Round of a Recitation Competition
On Monday 13th of March we were pulled into a magical world of fairytales and fantasy by a school round of recitation competition Rozprávkové vretienko. During the last school round of all our recitation competitions we could listen to our enthusiastic reciters narrating well or less known stories, which reminded us of our own childhood. We would like to thank our pupils for making us feel fairytale-like, relaxed, playful and magical.
Jury decided to award the following pupils:
1st place: Agáta A. (3. B)
2nd place: Emma V. (3. A), Christian K. (3. A)
3rd place: Karin K. (2. A), Viktória G. (4. A)
Agátka A. from 3.B class is going to represent us in the district round of the competition on Thursday 23rd of March. Good luck!
School Round of the Singing Competition „Putujeme za ľudovou piesňou“ – Y5-Y9
We went on in this competition on Thursday the 9th of March, 2016, this time with performances of our Y5-Y9 pupils. Winners were:
Category II – solo singing Y4-Y6:
1. Ruth B. (6 B)
2.Petra B. ( 5 A)
3.Laura P. (4 A)
Category III – solo singing Y7-Y9:
1. Paulína P. (9 A)
Category IV – duettos Y4-Y6:
1. Anička B., Veronika U. (5 B)
2. Tamara K., Rebeka M. (6 A)
Thanks to all competitors for a pleasant afternoon and to Anička, Ruth and Veronika for representation of our school in a district round of this competition.
Exotic Birds and Fiction Writing Competitions – Awards Ceremony
On March 9, 2017 our pupils took part at the Awards Ceremony in Kalokagatia Centre in Trnava. They were amongst awarded in competitions Exotic Birds and Keď si vymýšľam (fiction writing competition), both organized by the above mentioned centre. Šimon M. (6.A) won 1st place in his category and Laura P. (4.A) won 3rd place in her category in an art competition Exotic Birds. Leo Š. (4.B) gained 2nd place and Adam S. (4.A) 3rd place in a category Y1-Y4, Laura F. and Jakub B. (9.A) won 3rd place in their category (Y5-Y9) of the literary competition “Keď si vymýšľam” (science fiction and fantasy writing competition). Congratulations to winners, we are really proud of them!
Memorial of J. Hollý – Local District Round
On 7th and 8th March 2017 our pupils Rebeka H. (3.A), Lenka G. (4.B), Michal F. (6.A), Petra B. (5.A), Stanislav K. (7.B) and Peter L. (8.A) represented our school in local district round of the competition Memorial of J. Hollý, which took place in the premises of Západoslovenské Museum in Trnava.
Rebeka H. (3.A) won the 2nd place in her category (fiction, Y2-Y4), Michal F. (6.A) obtained 3rd place in the category poetry, Y5-Y6. Both of them are going to represent us in a district round taking place at the end of March.
We would also like to thank other participants for representing our school, and we hope that experiences they gained in the competition and suggestions of the jury will contribute for development of their talent in following years. We are looking forward to their future performances!
It is really not easy to identify the animals only by their footprints. Pupils who took part in this winter competition could tell you something about it. It was Kenzi B. (1.A) and Martina A. (8.A) who won it.
Congratulations to both of them!
On Monday the 6th of March, 2017, a school round of the Biology Olympiad, D category took place. In total 8 pupils from the 6.A class took part in it. They competed both in theoretical and practical part, where they had to prove their knowledge gained at school or beyond it. Thanks to all participants for taking part in this difficult olympiad.
School Round of the Singing Competition „Putujeme za ľudovou piesňou“ – Y1-Y4
Competition started in a very cosy and friendly atmosphere on Monday the 6th of March, 2017. Sun was peeking through the windows of the 3.A classroom to watch the performances of our youngest first graders and their older mates. They were all doing their best and our jury went througha very difficult decision-making process. Are you curious about the results? Take a look at our chart:
1. Agáta A. (3. B)
2. Ivana K. ( 1A)
3. Tereza H. (1 B)
1. Agáta A. (3 B)
2. Ivana K. ( 1 A)
3. Tereza H. (1 B)
1. Nina J., Letícia B. (3.B)
2. Linda P., Jazmína Č. (3.B) a Alicia K., Nina Š. ( 1.A) – 2 second places
3. Karin K., Klára M. (2.A)
Language Flower – Regional Semifinals
2nd day of March brought an enormous joy to our pupils, Veronika O. (2.B), Laura P. (4.A), Oliver H. (4.A) and Peter L. (8.A). They won the first places within their categories in the Language Flower competition. We are really happy for them, and wish them good luck in the regional finals taking place next month.
Trnava Chess Competition – 2nd round
We began March with participation of our pupils, siblings Sear (1.C), Shabir (2.B) and Samir S. (7.B), Adam (3.A) and Tadeáš H. (6.A) and Ondrej D. (6.A) in the second round of Trnava Chess Competition.
This time Samir S. (7.B) finished at one of two awarded first places, and his youngest brother Sear (2.A) is also coming up on the ladder. Congratulations. We cannot wait for achievements that the last, third, round taking place in April, will bring to us.
It’s almost Spring and the bees are buzzing. This week our own school was buzzing with the sound of bees. Spelling bees, that is. The pupils of BESST primary school, grades 2-7, put their best spelling feet forward and took part in a school wide spelling bee. Throughout the week, pupils competed in class rounds sending their top spellers to the finals. It was an exciting competition as we had many stupendous spellers. In all, 13 contestants participated in 3 different groups. From the first group, which consisted of 2nd and 3rd graders, our winner was Rebeka H. (3.A) with the word “tropical”. From our second group, made up of 4th and 5th graders, Nina B. (5.A) won by spelling “doubtful”. Finally, in our “seniors” round, Michal F. (6.A) took the prize by spelling “ambulance”. There was great enthusiasm and our participants put their all into the competition. We are very proud of all our top spellers!
Logics Olympiad – School Round 2017
On February 16, 2017 our pupils with advanced intellectual skills met to compete within the Logics Olympiad 2017. Testing was done in two categories. This year the winners are: for Year 1 – Year 4 Leo Š. (4.B) and Lucia Š. (3.A) and for Year 5 – Year 9 Laura K. (8.A) and Frederik H. (5.A). Congratulations to winners, and we are looking forward to their performances in national round of this competition which will take place in April 2017 in Prešov.
Mathematical Express – MatX
On February 15, 2017 the selection of Year 7 – Year 9 pupils (David B., Tomáš D., Andrej P., Adam. M. (7.A), Miroslav N., Natália H., Samuel Š., Ivanka Ch. (7.B), Zuzana B., Richard H., Peter K., Laura K. (8.A), Paulína P., Nina L., Timotej Č., Oliver S. (9.A)) came to our PC room in order to take part in online mathematical competition MatX. This competition focuses on logics and is composed of 45 mathematical problems which are due to be solved within 110 minutes. Pupils were competing in individual teams, with 4 competitors in each team. This year the competing teams could compete in English for the first time. Our pupils decided for this, indubitably more complicated option. Despite complicacy of the competition our Year 8 team won the 3rd place amongst all competing teams from Slovak and Czech Republic! We would like to congratulate them on this great success and to thank to all participants for their endeavor in this difficult competition!
English Language Olympiad
On Wednesday February 15th Julka H. (8.A) took part in the regional round of the English Language Olympiad. In spite of not receiving any medals, she did really well in the tough competition. We would like to praise her for the knowledge, skills and the willingness to participate she showed as well as for her free time she devoted to the preparation
Memorial of J. Hollý – School Round, Y5-Y9
On Wednesday, 15th February 2017, another group of competitors was standing in front of audience and jury within the school round of recitation competition – Memorial of J. Hollý. This time our pupils of Year 5 – 9 competed in categories II and III. After their great performances the jury decided that the winners were as follows:
Category II – “Poetry”:
1. Michal F. (5.B)
2. Emma K. (5.B)
3. Nikolas F. (6.A)
Category II – “Fiction”:
1. Petra B. (5.A)
2. Šimon M. (6.A)
3. Lucia T. (5.B)
Category III – “Poetry”:
1. Stanislav K. (7.B)
2. Júlia H. (8.A)
Category III – “Fiction”:
1. Tatiana B. (8.A)
2. Laura K. (8.A)
We will cross fingers for the winners of each category in the district round of this competition – Miško F. (5.B), Peťka B. (5.A), Stanislav K. (7.B) and Tatiana B. (8.A). Take also a look in our gallery.
Memorial of J. Hollý – school round, Y2-Y4
During the school round of Memorial of Ján Hollý we could hear so many different stories that for most of us it would be impossible to remember them. Fortunately, our pupils of the Year 2- Year 4 remembered their stories very well and they also presented them in front of their parents, friends and jury in 3.A classroom in the sunny afternoon of February 13, 2017. Sun was shining through the windows and made them feel festive and optimistic, and so was their recitation. It was not easy for the jury to choose the best interpreters, so it took some time before they came back with their decision. Our pupils did not hesitate and fulfilled this pause with other types of creative activities, using either their iPads or blackboard. J
Finally jury decided that the winners were:
In category “Poetry“:
1. Lenka G. (4.B)
2. Christián K. (3.A), Oliver H. (4.A) – two second places
3. Karin K. (2.A), Lea T. (2.B) – two third places
In category “Fiction“:
1. Rebeka H. (3. A)
2. Ela V. (3.A)
3. Laura P. (4. A)
Congratulations to winners in both categories Lenka G. (4.B) and Rebeka H. (4.A) who will represent us also in district round of the competition. We would also like to thank to all competitors and their supporters – to pupils, parents and jury as well for the pleasant afternoon!
First Lego League – V4 Finals in Debrecen, Hungary
They were present everywhere. You could meet them in classrooms, in halls, on sofas. They have literally become an inseparable part of our school. You could see them every morning, day or even during evening hours. Did they ever leave school to go home? When did they eat? Did they sleep at all? Those were the questions occupying the minds of most of us when seeing the ultimate enthusiasm of our hard working IT-PRO-BESST team. As well as their numerous supporters from our BESST team who provided help and support to our pupils Paul K. (8.A), Adam M. (7.A), Nataly H. (7.B), Michal M. (6.A), Júlia H. (8.A) and their High School colleagues Paulína H. and Jakub H. (II.A), as well as their leaders Miss Ninka and Mr. Rasťo. During the weekend of 4.-5.2.2017 all their hard work was awarded by a victory amongst 27 competing teams from 6 countries at the First Lego League V4 finals in Debrecen, Hungary. In addition to total victory they also won 1st place in category Robot Game (314 points!), 3rd place in category Robot Design, and 2nd place in category Teamwork. And what is coming up next? Our IT-PRO-BESST team will take part in European finals in Regensburg, Germany, taking place on February 3-4, 2017. We will cross fingers for you not only for that weekend, but also during the preparations period. You are absolutely the BESST, and we are really proud of you!
SuperStar – district round
Whilst other BESST pupils were having fun in Jump Arena and KidsHouse in Bratislava, our three girls Anička B. (5.B), Tamarka K. (6.A) a Paulínka P. (9.A) represented our school in a cold Hviezda (Star!) Cinema in a district round of SuperStar competition. As we all know, in general cold is not good for vocal folds. Despite that Anička B. won 3rd place. And we think our competitors were awarded also by a short photo shooting with famous jury member.
Trnava Chess Competition, 1st round
On January 25, 2017 our chess representants – brothers Adam H. (3.A) and Tadeáš H. (6.A), Denis P. (5.A), together with siblings Sear S. (1.C), Shabir S. (2.B)and Samir S. (7.A) took part in the 1st round of Trnava Chess Competition. Samir S. (7.A) won, and we are already looking forward to the next round of this chess competing which is going to take place on the first day of March.
On January 16, 2016, after Christmas holidays, children voices could be heard again in our school during the school round of SuperStar competition. Despite relatively short practice time all pupils surprised the jury by their briliant performances and choice of songs. And so the audience could enjoy various English pop songs or ageless tunes of Elan or Palo Habera. All of them enjoyed the atmosphere and once again it was definitely not easy to choose the best of the BESST. Finally the jury decided that the winners were as follows:
In category 1 (Year 1-3):
1. Alexander M. (1.A)
2. Lukáš M. (1.B)
3. Veronika O. (2.B) a Karin K. (2.A) – two third places
In category 2 (Year 4-6):
1. Anna B. (5.B)
2. Tamara K. (6.A)
3. Veronika U. (5.B)
In category 3 (Year 7-9):
1. Paulína P. (9.A)
In district round of the competition taking part next week our school will be represented by Alex M. (1.A), Anna B. (5.B) and Paulína P. (9.A).
School Championship in Rapid Chess – National Round
In BESST we know that all defeats in life are just another way of getting ready to win. Therefore we would like to congratulate our Samir S. (7.A) to his nice 6th place, which he achieved after four victories, one tie and two defeats in national round of School Championship in rapid chess last Thursday on December 15, 2016 in Topoľčany. Thank you for successful representation of our school, Samir. We are proud of you and we wish you a good luck in your future competitions.
Christmas Songs and Carols – Regional Round
On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 the premises of Kino Hviezda in Trnava sounded by beautiful Christmas songs and carols within the regional round of this competition. Also our pupils made a special atmosphere of Christmas come closer to us with their singing: winners of the unforgettable school round of this competition in categories Traditional and Modern Song and Group singing: Viki G. (4.A), Agátka A. (3.B), Paulína P. (9.A), Ruth B. (6.B), Laura P. (4.A), Veronika O. (2.B), Peťka B. (5.B), Jazmínka Č., Ninka J. a Letícia B. (3.B), Anička B., Tamarka B., Tamarka H., Emmka K., Lucka T. a Veronika U. z 5.B. Ruth B (6.B) and Laura P. (4.A) won the 2nd, respectively the 3rd place in the category Traditional Folk Songs. Congratulations to both of them. We would also like to thank all of the above mentioned girls for representation of our school and wish them merry Christmas full of joy and singing.
First Lego League – Bratislava
Months of constant endeavour of our IT PRO BESST team was on Saturday December 10, 2016 awarded by 1st place in Bratislava qualification. We would like to congratulate to Júlia H. and Paul K. (8.A), Natália H. (7.B), Adam M. (7.A) and Michal M. (6.A), as well as to their schoolmates from BESST High School Jakub H. and Paulína H., and to their excellent teachers Miss Ninka and Mr. Rasťo for their victories in three out of four categories: Robot Game, Robot Design, and Research. Their hard work paid off as they even created a new Slovak record with a total of 225 points in the category Robot Game.! We cross our fingers for you in the V4 finals in Debrecin, Hungary. You are simply the BESST!
Discovering the magic of Chemistry
Congratulations to Adam M. (7.A) and Peter K. (8.A) who gained the honourable acknowledgment for their participation in a national round of the competition Discovering the magic of Chemistry which took place on December 9, 2017.
Chemistry Olympiad – D category
Peter K. (8.A) sa v školskom kole chemickej olympiády stal úspešným riešiteľom.
Srdečne mu blahoželáme!
Regional School Championship in Rapid Chess
We would like to congratulate to Samir S. (7.A) who successfully represented our school in a regional round of school championship in rapid chess on December 8, 2016. Thank you, Samir, and good luck in your future chess competitions!
Šaliansky Maťko Competition
On Wednesday afternoon of December 7, 2016 we entered the mystical world of watermen, land lords, spokes and other charactes coming from ancient times. It happened so during the competition in artistic narration of Slovak national tales called Šaliansky Maťko of J.C. Hronský. Talented narrators made the walls tremble and letters fall from the blackboard behind them. The jury decided the winners are:
1. Rebeka H. (3. A)
2. Zuzana M. (3. A) a Zoe Z. (3. B)
3. Christián K. (3. A) a Matúš P. (2. A)
1. Oliver H. (4. A)
2. Lenka G. (4. B)
Congratulations. In district round we are going to be represented by Zuzka M. and Oliver H. We cross our fingers for them and we are looking forward to their future stories.
Painted Dream of Christmas
Congratulations to Sofia T. (2.B) who achieved the 2nd place in art competition Painted Dream of Christmas!
Christmas Songs and Carols 2016
On Monday afternoon of November 11, 2016 we got together into Christmas spirit during a singing competition Christmas Songs and Carols, which took part in 2.A class.
Beautiful performances of our pupils created a very special atmosphere. They sang both traditional and modern Christmas songs in front of parents, teachers and jury, accompanied (or not) by music loaded by our assistant Tamarka H. (5.B). They were singing shyly or from the top of their lungs, but with all their hearts. It was all beautiful, impressive, and Christmas-like. We would like to thank all participants for making our day more beautiful.
It was not easy for our jury to choose the best performances. After a long discussion they decided the winners were:
Category MODERN SONGS – first grade:
1. Viki G. (4.A)
2. Agátka A. (3.B)
3. Laura M. (3.A).
Category MODERN SONGS – second grade:
1.Paulína P. (9.A)
2. Ruth B. (6.B)
3. Anička B. (5.B)
Category TRADITIONAL SONGS – first grade:
1. Laura P. (4.A)
2. Veronika O. (2.B)
3. Klárka P. (2.A) a Franciska M. (3.A)
Category TRADITIONAL SONGS – second grade:
1. Ruth B. (6.B)
2. Peťka B. (5.A)
In category GROUP SINGING the winners were: Jazmínka Č., Ninka J. a Letícia B. (3.B) for the first grade and for the second grade Anička B. Tamarka B., Tamarka H., Emmka K., Lucka T. a Veronika U (5.B), who opened the competition with a special performance for the public.
This year the jury decided to award a special price for attendance and lovely performance also to our courageous boys – to Philip B. from 3.A class and to Adam V. (1.D).
District round of Olympiad from Slovak Language
We would like to congratulate Timotej Č. (9.A) for his great 4th place in the district round of Olympiad from Slovak language, which took place on Tuesday, November 15,2016 in Trnava. Thanks for representation of our school!
Also this year we took part in a worldwide competition iBobor. In Slovakia a total of62 981 pupils from 921 schools was competing. And our pupils did not get lost at all! Here are the results:
Igor K., 4. A – 96,00 points, 100 percentile
Ondrej K., 4. A – 92,00 points, 99 percentile
Jakub T., 4. A – 68,00 points, 89 percentile
Agáta A., 3. B – 67,00 points, 85 percentile
Jakub H., 4. A – 64,00 points, 85 percentile
Ela V., 3. A – 61,00 points, 81 percentile
Vivien K., 4. B – 60,00 points, 80 percentile
Miroslav N., 7. B – 80,00 points, 100 percentile
Frederik H., 5. A – 63,01 points, 92 percentile
Marek Š., 7. A – 61,35 points, 90 percentile
Miroslav M., 6. B – 55,02 points, 83 percentile
Michal M., 6. A – 50,69 points, 79. percentile
Stanislav K., 7. B – 50,01 points, 77 percentile
Peter K., 8. A – 69,34 points, 95 percentile
Richard H., 8. A – 64,34 points, 90 percentile
Lucián M., 9. A – 62,68 points, 88 percentile
Timotej Č., 9. A – 58,35 points, 80 percentile
Martin P., 9. A – 53,35 points 71 percentile
We would like to congratulate all pupils on their achievements. Thank you for successful representation of our school! :)
School Championship in Chess – District Round
In October 25, 2016, our pupils Adam H. (3.A), Denis P. (5.A), Ondrej D. (6.A) and Samir S. (7.A) represented our school in a district round of the School Championship in Chess, organized by CVC Kalokagatia.
Samir S. became an ultimate winner of this competition. Congratulations!
Slovak Language and Literature Olympiad – school round
On October 25, 2016 pupils from 9.A class attended a school round of the Slovak Language and Literature (SJL) Olympiad. In total 16 courageous pupils were trying out various tasks and entries, presented their language and speaking skills, using all their fantasy and creativity in the same time.
And who won this challenge? The winner of the school round of SJL Olympiad is Timotej Č., who is going to represent our school in district round as well.
We all cross our fingers for him! :-)
Results of testing in English language by NUCEM
In the section Grammar and vocabulary, our school achieved 85 precentile, which represents the level of knowledge above average.
In the section Listening with comprehension we achieved 98 percentile, representing the level high above average.
In the section Reading with comprehension, our schoolwas at 91 percentile with level high above average as well.