Welcoming and supporting new students
Will my child fit in? Here is the answer to your question.
It is only natural to worry about how your child will cope at a new school, with new friends, teachers, subjects, technologies and foreign languages.
But there is no need for concern. You are not alone in this.
Savremena Gimnazija takes care of each of its students. We are always focused on how they are doing, whether they understand the lessons in English, if they know how to use the new technologies at school and whether they are getting along well with their peers. Savremena Gimnazija uses advanced pedagogical methods in order to help each child find their way and fit into the new environment.
If you have questions concerning what your child’s first school days will be like at Savremena Gimnazija, take a look at how the students are treated and how assistance is organised for anyone who needs it.
Every obstacle is easily overcome
Every change in a teenager’s life is a big one, because they are in the most sensitive period of their lives. This is why it is important that they experience this period at a school that places emphasis on caring about their emotions, and understands their needs.
The teaching is simply at a whole other level, much better than the standard teaching that takes place at others schools in Serbia. I believe that Savremena Gimnazija is the only school like this in Belgrade and nationwide.
Your child is not sure about their English?
We have provided a free English language course for the students of the Cambridge programme.
If you would like your child to enrol into Savremena’s Cambridge programme, but you are not sure whether their level of English is sufficient for attending this programme, we will find an adequate solution. You can use a free English language course provided for the students of the Cambridge programme, or choose the Combined programme, which will gradually ease your child into learning in a foreign language.
How are students coping with technology in the classroom?
They love it!
The state of the art technology used in teaching and learning is user-friendly and quite simple to operate, while our understanding teachers and mentors are always there to help students catch up. Children at this age find tablets and apps familiar and they use them every day for entertainment, and now they are about to discover their educational side as well.
You want your child to follow their interests?
Savremena Gimnazija turns the students’ interests into their future professions.
Every student is different, with their own interests, habits, wishes and needs. These differences are what enriches Savremena Gimnazija. This is why at this school, everything that makes young people special and unique is respected, while the differences are cultivated and serve as ways for students to learn more about each other.
Savremena Gimnazija has the right programme and the right approach for children such as my child, who practically finished primary school abroad, with only about two years in Serbia, and who has never really adjusted to the conventional style of learning.
At Savremena Gimnazija, the students and their success always come first. This is why work on their individual progress is of the utmost importance, while individual talents and affinities are respected and developed.
Savremena’s students comprise those who like science or art, those who are interested in modern technology and IT, as well as those who are good orators and athletes. This school does not restrain their talents and interests; it develops them, provides opportunities, and produces outstanding individuals who value team spirit and good cooperation.
Your child is into sports?
Choose the school with the best options for young athletes.
Savremena Gimnazija is flexible; it accommodates athletes and other talented students who have other commitments besides school. Using the eLearning platform, they can make up for everything they miss at school. All they need is an Internet connection and they can access lessons, books and assignments 24 hours a day. Video-lessons can be used for studying, as well as revision; using this platform, the students can evaluate their knowledge by doing tests focused on each individual unit or area.
I swim, spend a lot of time training, and often compete, so it is important that teachers understand my regimen and help me be as good as I can be; progress and learn, rather than be restrained in my academia because of my athletic endeavours.
What is the role of the psychologist and the learning advisor?
They provide active support in learning, development and growing up.
The learning support assistant and the psychologist are there to help the students overcome conflicts and obstacles that emerge in the course of learning, maturing and interpersonal relations during adolescence.
They are constantly in touch with the students and that is why they can quickly recognise if someone has a problem with learning, a lack of concentration, motivation, or bad relations with the peers. The psychologist and the learning support assistant help the students and parents find the best solution for any challenge.
They also help determine the appropriate learning style for each individual, depending on the personality type. This ensures efficient and durable learning, all the while rendering the material more interesting. Various workshops are held regularly, developing the students’ tolerance and social intelligence.
I think that Savremena Gimnazija is in touch with the children’s needs and the needs of society; that it has a modern system of education, implementing technology with visual presentations in teaching, which will considerably facilitate linking what they have learned into a comprehensive whole.
Why do students choose their mentors?
Because it is important that they have someone they can trust by their side.
Mentors are there for anything that the students need. They are their protectors and they help them overcome any obstacle they may be facing, whether it’s related to learning or fitting in. The students trust their mentors and they can always talk to them if there is even a slightest problem. With their mentors, students are able to overcome any challenge and learn how to cope with those awaiting on the horizon.
What can you expect from the teachers?
Their greatest success is their students’ success
Savremena’s teachers tirelessly strive to render their subjects both educational and entertaining. They know their students well and know exactly how to package the learning materials so that they are easily digestible and retained in the long run.
The students can ask for assistance at any time; the teachers are forthcoming and work with them on the lessons until they become entirely clear. The success of each teacher at Savremena Gimnazija is measured by the success of their students.
I like the M.O. here very much. After the lessons, the students stay at school, do homework and study with the teachers, which is a priceless experience.
Every child will fit in
The mentors, the teachers, the learning support assistant and the psychologist maintain well-organised cooperation in order to make sure that each new student is accepted, fits into the class and makes a lot of good friends. By nourishing tolerance, they encourage the students to show solidarity, and to learn from one another.
At Savremena Gimnazija, no student is lonely, or left to their own devices; all challenges are overcome through caring and support.