The present of the school
Our school is one of the oldest in Košice with a rich tradition and an active life. The grammar school is located near the historical centre of the city and that is why the location of our school is a huge benefit. The building itself is among the most beautiful in Košice and significantly completes the image of the near surroundings. It’s one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau in Košice and it is a perfect example of decorativism and of shape and material imaginativeness. It has also been designated as a Cultural Heritage Monument. Another undisputed advantage of our school is the fact that we have a school cafeteria right in the building itself and it also offers diet meals for students with such requirements.
Our school offers an alternative education programme. In the first 2 grades (1st and 2st grade) the students are getting general education, in the 3rd grade students can choose 2 to 3 subjects with a weekly time allocation of two hours and in the final grade (the 4th) students choose their own subjects in addition to the compulsory ones (Slovak language, 2 foreign languages and P.E.). These subjects are selected according to their future careers.
Currently, we have 18 classes, 545 students, 40 teachers and 16 non-teaching staff members. There is also a foreign lecturer and a volunteer from Germany. In the educational process, our school also uses the experience of external teachers from the Pavol J. Šafárik University here in Košice.
Each year several of our students study at foreign high schools. The proof of the professional pedagogical work done by our teachers is also the high percentage of success when talking about admissions to both Slovak and foreign universities and colleges. We are involved in the IT Academy project and in accordance with it, we are innovating our education process by implementing new subjects. The profile of our school corresponds to the current needs of the job market and that’s why we put great emphasis on computer science, natural sciences and subjects related to economy.
Thanks to this program, students are able to achieve high levels of proficiency in English while using modern forms of teaching. They also have lessons with a native speaker to expand their conversational abilities and participate in an excursion to the United Kingdom. A big advantage of the students is the fact that certain subjects are taught in a bilingual manner, these subjects include visual arts, mathematics, chemistry, history and civics.
This programme offers our students the opportunity to obtain a DSD 1st and 2nd grade certificates, free of charge. They have conversational lessons with a native speaker from Germany and German volunteers from the Kulturweit programme. They also have the ability to participate in excursions to German-speaking countries. Through the Jugend debattiert international our students participate in debates in German. This program is financed by the ZfA (Central agency for German schools abroad).
This education programme is prepared to create space and opportunities for the development of talent, interest in mathematics, the relationship towards mathematics and overall mathematical abilities. Although this education programme has an increased time allocation for mathematics, it is not based upon expanding the contents of education but on increasing the use of motivational factors and activating methods, and using the relationships and applications in other subjects in practice. We also use tasks that develop understanding, independence, and own judgment. Thanks to this we can engage students in different competitions and other extracurricular activities. This also helps students with their preparation for their entrance exams for universities with higher demands for mathematics.
Students who choose this programme have more lessons of computer science and mathematics. Lessons include lots of unusual activities such as programming robots, 3D modeling and subsequent 3D printing, creating database systems and object programming. Students of these classes are educated in the academic programme CISCO Networking academy. Through the IT Academy -Education for the 21st century, new subjects have been introduced into the educational process. These subjects include programming of mobile devices, programming and solving problems, systems and networks and databases.
This programme offers a balanced teaching plan. It provides the students with a general educational base coming from a systematic and proportional selection of subjects. In the 3rd and 4th grades, students can choose from a wide variety of subjects and a couple of unconventional ones such as usage of computer science in natural sciences, history of visual arts and economics. The general education programme provides the students with choices for the optimal selection of higher education or a job according to their abilities and interests.
What do we offer?
- Quality preparation for university studies, proved by lots of successful alumni
- Erudite teachers and foreign lecturers
- School education programme accommodated to current needs of the society
- English, French, German, Russian and Spanish languages
- Wide range of optional subjects — exercises from natural sciences, seminaries from social studies and economics, conversation lessons from different languages, CISCO academy, usage of computer science in natural sciences, history of visual arts and applied economics
- National project IT Academy and a professionally equipped science laboratory
- Unusual parody on student’s lives called — “Kalamajky”
- School magazine — “Student’s Word” and a debate club
- Excursions to foreign countries — St. Petersburg, Oslo, Venice, Prague, London, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Krakow, Auschwitz, Budapest
- “Šrobárka Day” — a charity day, Student’s blood droplet (blood donations), “A night at Šrobárka” — event, seasonal ballroom dances
- Meals for students in the school canteen including options for diabetic or gluten-free diet, we also have a school buffet
In our school we have modern science, chemical and biological laboratories, technical classrooms with interactive whiteboards and 4 classrooms equipped with PCs. Sports are played in our gym or in the newly built multi-functional outdoor pitch.
Each year we organise lots of sport activities such as ski courses and so called “Health and Life protection course”. Traditionally, our school organises “the Student’s blood droplet” and the “Anti-drug use prevention programme” as well. Both these events are organised in June at the end of the school year with other interesting activities including.
An important part of the educational process are education excursions to Bratislava, Revúca, Orava (in Slovakia) and to St. Petersburg, Oslo, Venice, Prague, London, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Krakow, Auschwitz, Budapest (in foreign countries).
Our students meet after school in our school canteen right in the building of our school where diabetic or gluten-free diets are available. We have a school buffet too.
Many of our successful graduates, working here or abroad have grown up to become successful writers, artists, actors, doctors, lawyers, economists, and entrepreneurs. Šrobárka has represented a symbiosis between traditions and modern educational methods for 128 years. The goal of our grammar school is not only the constant improvement of the quality of our education methods, but also an optimal development of the students’ personalities and talents. Therefore it belongs among the most desirable schools in Košice and in the whole region of Eastern Slovakia.