Narnia Elementary School is financed by several sources. The majority of funding comes from the state budget contribution. The Ministry of Education in the Slovak Republic assigns relatively the same grant for each child to the founder of the church, private, or state school every year. According to its legislation, the town of Banská Bystrica provides the subsidy for running the school club. An independent source of funding comes from parental contributions. Each class uses those contributions for buying the classroom necessities, entrance fees to various facilities and other activities.
During the 2012/2013 academic year, each student’s parent pays 30 EUR a month. This payment serves as a class fund, providing students with materials necessary for success in school and helps the school work flexibly and efficiently. Because of the funding, the pupils can spend the afternoons in the school club with the foreign lectors, in which they participate in small group activities, allowing them to reap the benefits of a low teacher-student ratio.
The student fee covers the following:
- educational requirements like exercise books, brushes, paints, art supplies, etc.
- travel expenses and entrance fees for excursions, theatres, museums, etc.
- the English school club
- all three sections of SZUŠ of R. Tatár (The art school adjacent to Narnia)
- several voluntary clubs during the afternoon school club.
The pupils have the opportunity to attend some other clubs in the afternoon. The fees for the other clubs can be paid to the same account, but, to be clear, please note the purpose of the payment.
For more information go to the Afternoon School Club page.