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Info about PORG for KEVIGS

15. 11. 2017

Dear KEVIGS Friends,

I am happy to introduce our wonderful school to you. I would like to tell you some interesting details about it. Our school is named PORG. It is a grammar school (The first real renewed gymnasium). It was established in 1990.

It is an 8 year program. If you want to get a place at our school, you have to pass difficult Entrance exams. These tests are taken in the 5th grade of primary school (11-12 years old). Students graduate when they are nearly 19 years old. We are really proud to be PORG students. Our school ranks at the top among state and private secondary schools.

PORG is located in Prague. The school building is not modern but has a character.  We have a family-oriented environment with class sizes ranging from 24-26 students per class. We only have a total of 196 students with 18 professors. It allows everyone to be familiar with one another.  The parent-teacher relationship is very open. Meetings and open communication are common and we also have a parent portal, which allows parents to monitor marks and ask questions.

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The curriculum covers all major subjects and focuses on the preparation for continued education at university. We study English, plus we choose one more language – French or German.

On a typical school day we have six periods (lessons) that are all 45 minutes long and have 10 or 20 minutes longs breaks between each lesson. Our day often starts at 8:40 and ends at 3:05, with three 10 minutes breaks, one 20 minutes break and an hour lunch.

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School timetable

Three days of the week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) we have seven lessons. Each of them is 45 minutes long and we have breaks between them. The breaks are 10 or 20 minutes long. During the breaks we can play table-tennis which I really like.

In a typical school day, we start at 8:40 a.m., but sometimes we have PE and we start at 7:50 a.m.  That’s on Tuesdays. But sometimes, girls have PE and we, boys, start at 9:35 a.m. That’s on Fridays.

Usually, we finish at 3:05 p.m., but on Tuesdays (it is our longest day) we finish at 4 p.m. On Fridays we finish at 1:15 p.m. It can happen sometimes that a teacher is missing and we have the day about an hour shorter.

Let me describe one day as an example (Wednesday)

  • 08:40 – 09:25 English lesson (with our favorite teacher Mr. R J)
  • 09:25 – 09:35 Break
  • 09:35 – 10:20 Math
  • 10:20 – 10:40 Break
  • 10:40 – 11:25 French lesson
  • 11:25 – 12:30 Lunch (outside of our school)
  • 12:30 – 13:15 Physics
  • 13:15 – 13:25 Break
  • 13:25 – 14:10 Czech lesson
  • 14:10 – 14:20 Break
  • 14:20 – 15:05 Chemistry

We study many subjects, like math, physics, science, art, history, French, Czech, English and more. We have some other things in our curriculum,like school trips (like going around our country).  Every year the second year play something like theater (second year shows what they can do). But they aren’t the only one who plays theater. Our teachers also play theater. It is very funny when you know every teacher from school and you see them like actor.

We are very happy that we can study at PORG. I think that we told you all the important information about our school and we hope that now you can imagine how does it work here.

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We look forward to hearing from you.

We also look forward to meeting you here.

 

 

Yours sincerely

sekunda, second year class at PORG