Minja Ćirić – the best at the National geography competition!

Minja Ćirić, a Year 3 student, won first place at the national geography competition!

There were 160 competitors who came from all of Serbia, and having won this competition Minja qualified for the European Geography Olympics scheduled for June this year, where geographers of Minja’s age, from all of Europe, gather together. Thanks to the results achieved in the national competition, Minja is eligible to enrol in the Faculty of Geography without taking the entrance exam!

Minja Ćirić

Minja’s love for geography and hard work resulted in great success

The national geography competition was held at the Faculty of Geography in Zemun and consisted of three parts. In the first, written competition segment students demonstrated the knowledge they had acquired during three secondary school years. The second part was a multimedia test comprising 40 slides with photographs and multiple choice answers. This part referred not only to geography but also to wider background knowledge. The third part required the participants to engage in field work, when students observed, wrote details, drew, made notes followed by the analysis of the practical part of the field work.  

 The preparation for the national competition had lasted since the beginning of the school year. Minja and his geography teacher, Ivan Matejić, did a lot of field work training. They did some practical tasks simulation, did mock multimedia tests etc. Minja’s success is the result of long hours of hard work and commitment, together with the teacher and on his own. 

Each year our students achieve impressive results in geography competitions and through their love for this subject they show that geography presents us fascinating stories on the ever changing world. 

Savremena Gimnazija is proud of Minja and wishes him success in the European Geography Olympics.

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
Contemporary in any sense of the word, our school offers functional knowledge and quality preparation for tertiary education in Serbia and abroad. Implementing modern and creative teaching in the classroom, where the teachers’ pedagogy and students’ performance are aligned with the highest academic standards for the high-school finals, our school develops linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, cultural, technical and ICT competence, which is a prerequisite for further education and professional development. Teaching is supported by the interactive whiteboards and educational software, whereas practice exercises research and critical thinking.