What we do differently

The bilingual PORG Ostrava kindergarten is located in Ostrava in Vítkovice. The aim of the kindergarten is to lead, encourage and motivate children to discover everything that reflects their age and is natural to them. We lead the children to self-expression and provide them with sufficient social, emotional, experiential and physical space to express themselves. We teach children to be independent and self-confident. At the same time, we support them in adapting to a new environment and co-existing in the company of other children. The relationship between the children and teacher is based on equality, respect, tolerance and mutual trust. We create an environment where children feel comfortable and safe.

To achieve our objectives we are helped by our chosen methods of education, i.e. the methods of experiential and cooperative learning through play and activities based on a child's direct experiences. This is supported by the children’s curiosity and their need to discover. 

The school's education program is divided and focused on the development of 5 spheres:

  • Children and their bodies (biological sphere)
  • Children and their psyche (psychological sphere)
  • Children and those around them (interpersonal sphere)
  • Children and society (socio-cultural sphere)
  • Children and their world (environmental sphere)

PORG Ostrava Kindergarten is a bilingual school. A huge emphasis is therefore placed on the teaching of English, which is not taught in isolation. In addition to the individual learning blocks, the English language is encountered throughout the day, making the language entirely natural to the children. Teaching is based on the JOLLY PHONICS method, a method that uses motion in conjunction with the senses (hearing, sight, touch), and allows children to make very rapid progress.

The JOLLY PHONICS method is built on the principle of the synthesis of English sounds. The process can be summarized in five steps:

  1. Learning the 42 sounds used in English
  2. Forming and writing letters through methods that stimulate the different senses
  3. Combining the sounds that allow children to read and write
  4. Recognizing sounds in words
  5. Learning words that defy the rules, "Tricky words"

When entering the first year of a bilingual class, children have excellent language skills with regard to their age. They respond readily and naturally to basic English commands, they know the letters of the English alphabet, and they can pronounce and read 42 English sounds. The ability to recognize letters and sounds also enables children to read basic vocabulary.

In addition to teaching English, our strong point is also to provide high-quality communication with parents, a helpful approach, and an effort to find the best solution to any situation that arises.

 

Basic information

PORG Bilingual Kindergarten OSTRAVA, Rostislavova 7, 703 00  Ostrava - Vítkovice

Director of PORG corporation Dagmar Dluhošová
phone: (+420) 777 923 718
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Director of Bilingual Kindergarten Kateřina Komárková
phone: (+420) 777 355 157
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Office phone 597 071 020
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Account number 209533035/0300
RN 25698117

Tuition and scholarships

The annual tuition at the bilingual kindergarten at PORG Ostrava is:

  • CZK 60,000 if the child has permanent residency in the Czech Republic
  • CZK 90,000 if the child has permanent residency outside the territory of the Czech Republic

The school provides a 10% discount for siblings.

Tuition includes all the learning tools, textbooks and workbooks for Jolly Phonics, toys and everything needed for the development of children in all respects.

Tuition does not include activities like swimming, skiing, skating, and similar activities.

 

Daily program

The daily routine is dependent. It flexibly responds to the current needs of the children, extraordinary events, weather, and more.

7.30 – 8.15 children's choice of games, spontaneous activities
8.15 – 8.30 morning physical activity
8.30 – 8.45 hygiene, morning snack
8.45 – 9.30 main educational programme – community circle, plan of the day, English language teaching using the Jolly Phonics method, articulation and breathing exercises, visuomotor skills, graphomotoric skills, group, collective and individual didactic activities of different characters (art, music, work, physical, drama, literary, logic, speech, practice, experimental, manipulation...)
9.30 – 11.30 hygiene, preparation for going outdoors, outdoor activities (excursions based on the current topic, collective and group didactic activities mainly physical in nature, individual and group didactic activities primarily communicative and logical in nature)
11.30 – 12.15 hygiene, lunch, preparation for rest
12.15 – 14.00 reading of English / Czech fairy tale, nap, rest, relaxation activities literary and artistic in nature, and similar activities.
14.00 – 14.30 adjusting after afternoon rest, hygiene, afternoon snack
14.30 – 15.00 activities focused on the development of English (games, Jolly Phonics, etc.)
15.00 - 17.00 physical activity, spontaneous activity, children depart for home (possible after the 2:30 snack)
  • During the daily routine, children engage in both individual and group activities. The area also has child-centred learning activities. Shifting the types of activities is also very important in order to make learning English a completely natural activity. To help with this to the greatest degree, we also have a native speaker who is one of the two classroom teachers. The English language is then the only natural channel of communication for the children.
  • The planning of activities is always based on the individual needs of the pupil and is connected to the current situation. The number of children in the class also provides excellent conditions for individual work with the children. During the primary educational activities, there is a systematic division of the class by age and alternation between the Czech teacher and the native speaker. This division is an ideal space for both pre-school preparation and English language teaching and an individual approach within smaller groups.

Dining room

PORG Ostrava has had its own school kitchen and dining room since September 1, 2011. Tomáš Neuvirt is responsible for the school kitchen and dining room. The school kitchen and dining room at PORG Ostrava serves primarily to provide lunch for pupils, students and the school staff. The standard offer consists of three choices of meals.