Narnia Elementary School is located in part of Okruzna School’s property that is no longer used by the school. The building shares space with Robert Tatar primary art school and the Michal Kovac Municipal Library. There is an exceptional amount of coordination between the two schools and the libraries, positively affecting the lives of our students and the development of our school.
The school premises are aesthetically decorated and each room is labeled with it’s English name. The classes are informally named with a color, and the interior of the classroom matches the name. For example, behind the door with the Orange Class sign, there is a classroom decorated in two tones of Orange.
Two rooms, the Study Room and the Playroom, serve a special role in our school. The former serves as a computer lab and classroom for English lessons, while the latter houses didactic games for children. Students are able to spend their breaks and part of school club here.
Other facilities are also available to our students including the cafeteria, gym, and playground. If a student chooses to sign up with the art school, he or she may also use their facilities for music and art lessons.
There is a bus stop directly in front of the school, making the school available for students from distant parts of the city and the city’s surroundings. If there is sufficient interest in the future, we would also like to offer a school bus as a means of transport for students.
Narnia Elementary School is not a catchment school- we are not trying to attract parents and children from only the nearest neighborhoods- we are located in a space we are renting, which may changed over time.
The management core of the Brethren Church, as the founder of Narnia, is working with the school board on long-term projects for the school location. Currently, there are two possibilities: additional spaces in our current location being made available, or a long lease of a larger area. Either way, we hope to finance our own buildings.
Health and Safety
Every year a safety evaluation is done of the premises to identify and remove potential threats. According to the Methodological Guidelines no. 4/2009, the school must record accidents and any dangerous incidents occurring on the school grounds. Employees are retrained every two years in terms of health and safety in the workplace. They are given the opportunities to recall and learn new policies in dealing with children and practicing first aid in different situations. Employees are also briefed on their legal requirements in the area.