EU-Projekt: You+Me=Us

Report of Comenius Meeting in England, 22nd – 28th of May 2011 (PDF, 1 MB)


 

Neufeld, 2nd May 2011

REPORT of COMENIUS MEETING in ZLIN, 14th to 15th April 2011

Teachers taking part:
Michaela Fuchshuber, Edith Spielhofer, Dorothea Gludovatz, Ilse Nosko, Ruth Zechmeister, Dagmar Granabetter, Irmgard Wutzlhofer, Krisztina Thomas, Beate Sinowatz

Programme:
On Thursday, 14th April, the staff of Lollipop School Neufeld went by bus to Zlin/Cz.
A short city walk gave an impression of the industrial and social development of Zlin. In the evening they met the head of Zakladni Skola, Eva Placha, and 12-15 teachers of the school. While having dinner the teachers discussed the Comenius project – its positive and negative aspects and how the school community drew its benefit from it.

On Friday, 15th April, all teachers visited the partner school. They visited different class rooms, had a lot of talks to teachers and met for a final meeting with the head of school.
After a lunch in the school's canteen the Austrian teachers left Zlin.


In their conference on 27th April in Neufeld the teachers summarized the visit in Zlin as very enriching and interesting.

REPORT of COMENIUS MEETING in ZLIN, 14th to 15th April 2011 (PDF, 5 MB)


 

Neufeld, 30th Nov. 2010

REPORT of COMENIUS MEETING in NEUFELD, 22nd to 26th November 2010

Helen Robinson, Angela Rabjohn, Nikki Price, Emma Bolland – Alder Coppice School/Dudley, UK
Jana Fancovà, Libuse Prilucikovà, Jana Lorencovà – Zakladni Skola/Zlin, CZ
Angèlica Queiroz, Maria do Cèu – EscolasVale Rosal/Caparica, PT

On Monday, 22nd Nov., Angelica visited Lollipop Primary School till lessons were finished. She went – due to the planned time schedule – to 5 classes, answering questions and telling about her country and her school. She also watched students of the regional teachers’ academy who were doing their practical studies in the Lollipop School.

Maria and her husband Antonio, Jana F., Libuse and Jana L. arrived at lunch time. After a lunch with some Austrian teachers and with the project coordinator the group went to Rust to visit the Lake Neusiedl. In the evening they had dinner at the typical local pub called “Heuriger”.


On Tuesday, 23rd Nov., the Portuguese and Czech teachers stayed at school and visited again classes.
The Lollipop kids and the staff arranged a welcoming “party” in the school’s hall.
The guests brought material from their schools, answered many questions and talked a lot to the Austrian children.
After lunch in a local pub they met the British colleagues, Helen, Angela, Emma and Nikki at Lollipop School.
This afternoon all EU-teachers met the Austrian coordinator for a long conference about experiences made in the last year, about activities of this year and about planned activities (look at summary at the end of report). Besides an intense discussion about national tests came up.
In the early evening the guests met teachers and parents of Lollipop School in the school’s kitchen. They made Christmas cookies for the parents’ meeting at school.
In the evening they had a wine tasting at the private house of a local wine grower.

On Wednesday, 24th Nov., the guests accompanied the 3rd and 4th classes of Lollipop School on their trip to the capital of the province, Eisenstadt. One group went to the skating rink, the other visited a musical performance of the local Secondary School. They met the coordinator and some teachers for lunch. In the afternoon they made a guided tour through the Castle and the Wine Cellar of Esterhazy in Eisenstadt.

This evening the guests were invited for dinner in the private house of a teacher (Beate Knor) in Eisenstadt. They spent the evening by exchanging their experiences by doing the planned project work.

On Thursday, 25th Nov., all EU-teachers went with our 3rd classes by train to Vienna. There they were picked up by a special tram of the “Wiener Linien”. They went to the “Christkindlmarkt” at the Rathaus Square. Every guest could drive the tram on his/her own. For lunch they had a meeting with Beate Sinowatz at an original Viennese Cafè.
In the afternoon they walked through the old centre of the city and through the Jewish Quarter.
Maria and Angela had the opportunity to spend the day at the local kindergarden in order to see and compare.
In the evening all the guests and all the members of Lollipop team met at the local restaurant “Seeresort Reisinger” to have a farewell dinner. The head of Lollipop School expressed her estimation to the guests and to the Lollipop teachers and to their cooperation.

On Friday, 26th Nov., the guests from Portugal departed in the morning. The other teachers visited all classes at school.
After lunch with the Lollipop team the Czech colleagues went home by train.
The British ladies went to Vienna – together with Edith and Dorli from Lollipop School. There they visited an exhibition in the Viennese Kunstforum Museum and had dinner in a typical Viennese restaurant.

On Saturday, 27th Nov., in the morning Helen, Angela, Nikki and Emma were brought to Bratislava Airport by Beate and her husband Peter.

During this meeting we could realize that the kids of Lollipop School again were very happy to welcome the guests. The personal contact between kids and guests and also between the teachers grew more and more intensive, which motivates all members to continue working and sending material. The pupils had much more questions and wanted to know more details of kids’ world in the partner countries.than the year before.

Talking English became an important capability to our kids – but also the Austrian teachers seem to talk more and more by every visit in a foreign language.

It was really essential that the Portuguese teacher Angelica, the “project’s pro-moter” in Portugal, could come to this meeting – and it was also fine to welcome another teacher from her school.

We learned that a good knowledge of the English language is really a big advantage in cooperating together. It is also very important to inform all colleagues taking part in Comenius about the project contents and objectives. especially those who visit other schools.

Summary of Comenius Conference:

Many positive experiences:

Critical points:

National tests:

Following planned activities:


 

COMENIUS PROJECT YOU+ME+US
Report of Meeting in Zlin/CZ, 23rd – 28th May 2010

Participating Teachers:
Delfina Pires and Manuela (Charneca da Caparica, PT)
Dr. Duncan Jones, Helen Robinson, Angela Rabjohn (Dudley, UK)
Katrin Fikisz (Absolventin der PH Burgenland, Austria)
Irmgard Wutzlhofer and Beate Sinowatz (Neufeld/Leitha, A)

Sunday, 23rd May
The English partners arrived at Zlin in the early evening and were met by Jarka and her family in their home. They had dinner with some Czech colleagues there.

Monday, 24th May
The English teachers Duncan, Helen and Angela visited several classes in Zakladni Skola. At midday the Portuguese partners arrived in Zlin at the Baltaci Hotel.
In the afternoon they visited the famous Spa Luhacovice. Throughout this “wet” trip partners discussed differences and similarities between their countries and traditions and built friendship with one another. In the early evening the Austrian partners arrived. Now all guests and about 10 Czech teachers had dinner together at “U Johana’s”.

Tuesday, 25th May
All partners spent the day in school. They had an excellent schedule, containing different classroom visits with various activities – guided by a very professional and friendly pupil of the school –Vojta. During the tour of the school, all partners spent the day visiting classrooms where the children spoke with them, asking them questions about their own schools and customs. The visitors commented particularly on the open mind and friendlyness of Czech children and on their good behaviour. School.
Afterwards the team met for a long team conference in Eva’s (=deputy) room, discussing the experiences, the conclusions and plans for the second project year (all mentioned at the end of this report).
After an “office lunch” the partners were taken to a sort of heritage center - an old distillery for Slivovice in Vivovice (R. Jelinek’s). First the castle and the park were supposed to be visited, but as it was raining, the group started with the guided tour at the distillery.
In the early evening partners had dinner at the distillery. When returned to the hotel the English, Portuguese and Austrian partners spent time in the hotel pub, where they exchanged their ideas for a public project presentation in their home countries.

Wednesday, 26th May
After a morning spent in school, the partners visited Olomouc with its Archdiocese Museum, St. Wenceslas Cathedral, Jesuitical Convict, the old city center and the Museum of Modern Art. Here they learnt about the history of Olomouc, its development in the past and now.
In the evening all partners and some teachers met for the dinner at an old restaurant in Olomouc, “Podkova”. They used the stay for many exchanging talks about their own countries, the people and their habits.

Thursday, 27th May
This morning the team was taken to Bata Tower – the living monument of the importance and meaning of Tomas Bata and his shoe industry for Zlin and its people. Vojta, Eva’s husband, was perfect guide who told a lot of historical facts and gave a lot of information about Zlin’s industrial history and the influences of industry to the social life of people. In the Museum of Footwear a guide showed the ancient way of producing shoes and described the exposed shoes in a very detailed way.
After lunch at the Hotel Moskau we returned to the hotel. Duncan, Helena and Angela had to leave by train to Prague to catch their flight back home.
The Portuguese and Austrian teachers were taken to the theatre “Mala Scena”, where a public school’s performance of all classes of Zakladni Skola Kvitkova took place. An impressing event which showed the good efforts teachers and kids did all the year – and which brought the European dimension of our project near to the public.
Still amazed by the performances of the Czech pupils the visitors were invited in the private house of Jessie’s friends Eva and Jiri, where they had a very nice dinner and a lot of talks with Eva, who is also chair of School Council.

Friday, 28th May
The Portuguese teachers left very early in the morning to catch the bus to Prague Airport.
After a short “Good-bye” the Austrian teachers left Zlin with many new ideas for their future work.

Common results
During all the time the partners used all opportunities to exchange materials from the project and to discuss issues about the education system in their countries - both formally and informally. They shared examples of planning and assessment and compared these with systems in their own countries.
They also spoke about the importance of international links, not just for learning about one another’s education systems, but for building international friendship and co-operation.
They learnt a lot about the industrial and social history of this part of the Czech Republic through carefully chosen visits. They also spoke about the way of life in each other’s countries and about how recent history has shaped that way of life. The visit helped to strengthen the involvement and commitment of the participants in the project and to encourage more teachers to make visits to each other’s countries.

Experiences and conclusions of the conference:
Working plan for 2009/10

+ The concrete planning of contents, methods and time schedule helped the partners to fulfill the project objects.
+ The exchange of material worked very well in most cases.
+ The kids delt much more with their own local identity as expected.
+ The European identity helped to develop the local identity.
+ The feedback of the pupils was very positive.
+ Becoming friends all over Europe is powerful.
+ The foreign language talking improved.
+ The technical equipment at school improved.
+ Minds of teachers, parents and kids opened.
+ Kids and teachers used modern technology more and more.
+ The use of community links increased.
+ The weekly Comenius (rememberance) mail from the co-ordinator was helpful.
+ The heads of school have to be interested in the project work to motivate and support teachers.
- The Christmas Story (=sequel story) did not reach the partners.

Mobility Activities:
+ All activities took place as planned.
+ A teacher’s student got the opportunity to accompany teachers to another country.
+ It was worthful seeing how it works in other schools.
+ The language knowledge improved.
+ Teachers got more self-confident.
+ The personal meetings are very important to keep on co-operating, because people feel more responsible to each other.
+ It is good, to send as many various teachers as possible, but also to send one “constant” person to get the link between all partners.
+ To speak in the working language (English) is necessary for the exchange and discussion.
+ It was a good opportunity to meet nice people.
- Sometimes it is not easy to convince teachers of travelling (because of the foreign language!)
- Sometimes it is difficult to pass your enthusiasm to those teachers who have not been involved into mobility actions.


REPORT of COMENIUS MEETING in ZLIN, 18th to 19th March 2010

Teachers taking part:

On Thursday, 18th, the Austrian teachers and the headmaster of Lollipop School went by car to Zlin. Arrived at Zakladni Skola they were welcomed by Evà Plachà, the headmaster. After a “school’s tour” the teachers visited a German lesson.
During the lunch break they went to the “Baltaci Hotel” and had lunch there with Eva, Eva`s deputy Vera and Jessie, an English teacher.
In the afternoon Eva’s husband guided the visitors through Zlin, especially Bata tower and the historical development of Tomas Bata and his shoes’ industry were very interesting. The architecture of Bata’s workers’ houses is really impressing.
In the evening the Austrian teachers met some teachers of Zakladni Skola (Eva, Vera, Jessie, Jitka, Mischa, Daniela, Jana, Karla and Jaja) for dinner - a great evening with many talks and exchanges of experiences, questions and answers - and with excellent food.

On Friday, 19th the kids and teachers of Zakladni Skola showed us a EU-project day: Every class was dealing with our Comenius project in an indiviual way and showed it to other kids and guests as well. From presentations to theatre all classes in different ages showed excellent work. In the headmaster’s office the concrete planning of the running school year was fixed. After lunch the Austrain teachers left Zlin – looking forward to our partnership’s work in the future. Eva Plaha, the headmaster, does a really good job with her colleagues, her kids – and with her visitors.

During this meeting we could realize that the kids of Zakladni Skola were very happy to welcome the guests. Proudly they showed their works – and proud they can be. The high quality of teachers’ work and the high level of kids’ works were very impressing. The personal contact between guests and the teachers was intensive and heartful, the stuff of Zakladni Skola is very professional and open-minded - which motivates all members to continue working and sending material. Also the technical standards and euqipment is very high and gave us a good ideal.
We gained a lot of new experiences, got a lot of new ideas – not only for our Comenius work, also for general every day work at school.

The Austrian teachers are looking forward to the next personal contacts –
- in Dudley, 25.-30.04.2010: Edith and Dorli from Neufeld
- in Zlin, 24.-28. 05. 2010: ALL partners

 


 

REPORT of COMENIUS MEETING in NEUFELD, 8th to 11th December 09

Teachers taking part:

On Monday, 7th Dec., two “new” teachers from Escolas Vale Rosal arrived in the evening. Guida and her husband Jorge were picked up at their hotel in Vienna by Beate. Fernanda was picked up at the Vienna Airport by Beate. Both were brought to their hotel “Konditorei May” in Neufeld.

On Tuesday, 8th Dec., Dr. Duncan Jones and Helen Robinson were picked up at 13.30 at the airport in Bratislava – by Beate and her husband Peter. Afterwards they went directly to Vienna to see the Christmas Market in front of the Viennese Town Hall.
At about 4.00 pm they went to hotel in Neufeld to meet Eva Placha and her colleague Vera (Jessie) and to meet the Portuguese guests. They were invited for dinner in a private house of a teacher (Irmgard) in Rosalia – on top of the hill of Forchtenstein.
They spent this evening by exchanging their experiences by doing the planned project work.

On Wednesday, 9th Dec., the guests visited Lollipop School till lessons were finished. The Lollipop kids and the stuff arranged a welcoming “party” in the school’s hall.
The guests visited all classes (a time schedule helped to organize). They brought material from their schools, answered many questions and talked a lot to the Austrian children.
After lunch with the stuff all guests went to the Hundertwassermuseum in Vienna – together with Ruth and Beate. They had dinner together in Vienna.

On Thursday, 10th Dec., all EU-teachers visited again the classes of Lollipop School. They had a meeting with Beate Sinowatz to plan the next project activities.
In the afternoon they went to the Hofburg in Vienna to see the emperor’s apartments and the Sisi Museum – with Irmgard and Beate. The group divided to see the Leopold Museum and St. Stephan’s.
In the evening all the guests and all the members of Lollipop team met the mayor of Neufeld, Michael Lampel, at the local restaurant “Seeresort Reisinger”. The mayor expressed his estimation to the guests and to the Lollipop teachers and to their cooperation.

On Friday, 11th Dec., the EU-guests accompanied the Lollipop kids and their teachers to the local cultural centre – to watch the rehearsal for the annual Christmas celebration. Afterwards they visited all classes at school.
After lunch with the Lollipop team, Eva and Jessie went home by car. Guida, Fernanda and Jorge were brought to Vienna Airport by Lena (Beate’s daughter).
Duncan and Helen went to the Belvedere Museum in Vienna- by train together with Edith.
In the evening they met Beate and her husband for a private dinner.

On Saturday, 12th Dec., in the morning Duncan and Helen were brought to Bratislava Airport by Edith and her husband Toni.

During this meeting we could realize that the kids of Lollipop School were very happy to welcome the guests. The personal contact between kids and guests and also between the teachers grew more and more intensive, which motivates all members to continue working and sending material. Talking English became an important capability to our kids – but also the Austrian teachers seem to talk more and more by every visit in a foreign language.
It is a pity that the Portuguese head teacher, Ana, and Angelica, the “project’s pro-moter” in Portugal, could not come to this meeting – but it was fine to welcome two teachers from their school.
We learned that a good knowledge of the English language is really a big advantage in cooperating together. It is also very important to inform all colleagues taking part in Comenius about the project contents and objectives. especially those who visit other schools.

The Austrian teachers are looking forward to the next personal contacts –
- in Zlin, 18.-19.03.2010: Irmgard, Michi and Beate from Neufeld
- in Dudley, 25.-30.04.2010: Edith and Dorli from Neufeld
- in Zlin, 24.-28. 05. 2010: ALL partners
- in Dudley, 11.- 15.10.2010: ALL partners


Duncan und Helen

Eva und Vera

Guida und Fernanda

Sightseeing

 


 

Elektronische Post von unseren EU-Freunden

In der Tschechischen Republik liegt die Schule von Zlin. Zlin ist eine große Stadt im Südosten des Landes (falls du im Internet nachschauen willst).
Hier einige Fotos, die die Kinder dort für uns gemacht haben:

Aus England kommt die Präsentation (PDF, 2 MB) von George und Sasha. Sie besuchen die Alder Coppice School in Dudley (bei Birmingham).
I if you want to reply to George and Sasha you can write them e-mails.

Die portugiesischen Kinder von der Escola Vale Rosal haben uns eine Präsentation (PDF, 8 MB) mit Bildern geschickt.

 


 

REPORT of COMENIUS VISIT in NEUFELD, 21st-25th September 09

On Monday, 21st Sept., Dr. Duncan Jones and Mrs. Helen Robinson from Alder Coppice School/Dudley/UK arrived at the late afternoon at Vienna Airport. They were picked up by Beate Sinowatz and brought to the hotel “Konditorei May” in Neufeld.
At 7 pm they met some colleagues of Lollipop School/Neufeld/A in Beates home: Irmgard Wutzlhofer, Beate Knor, Michi Fuchshuber.
They got to know each other, first informations about their schools were exchanged.

On Tuesday, 22nd Sept., the guests visited Lollipop School till school finished. All kids and teachers gave them an official welcoming in the school’s hall. They went from class to class, got to know every teacher of Lollipop and visited the building. They took a lot of pictures and had talks with the classroom teachers.
After lunch with some colleagues they went with Irmgard, Beate and Lena (Beate’s daughter) to Eisenstadt, the capital of the province of Burgenland. There they visited the exhibition due to Joseph Haydn (most famous composer of the region) in the Castle of Esterhazy, a trip to the Lake Neusiedl and to Rust ended at the “Heurigen Oleander” with some teachers: Irmgard, Michi, Dagmar and Beate, Lisa and Lena (Beate’s daughter).

Wednesday, 23rd Sept., again Duncan and Helen visited Lollipop School. There was a detailed talk with Beate concerning the concrete project working plan of 2009/10. the dates of the various visits were discussed (25th-30th April 2010: 2 teachers from Neufeld go to Dudley; 11th to 15th Oct. 2010: all teachers meet in Dudley). Afterwards they visited classes and taught some English lessons.
At lunch they again met some teachers: Beate K., Ruth, Beate and Lena.
In the afternoon Duncan, Helen, Beate and Lena went to Vienna to see the “Impressionists” in the Albertina and the city centre. After dinner with Peter (Beate’s husband), Lena and Beate all went to a concert of Johann Strauss, Mozart and Haydn in the Kursalon of Vienna.

On Thursday, 24th Sept., the English guests visited the local Secondary School, afterwards they paid a visit to the Kindergarten. Then they visited some classes of Lollipop and taught some more English lessons.
Irmgard, Beate and Lena took Duncan and Helen to the old Naschmarkt in Vienna, for lunch and to see the different cultures living in Vienna. They also visited the Secession with wall paintings from Gustav Klimt. Then they visited the Museums’ Quarter (Leopold Collection with Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka,…), where they also had dinner in the evening.

Friday, 25th Sept., Duncan and Helen visited school and all classes. Afterwards they were invited to a teacher’s home for lunch (Edith) and brought back to the airport in the early afternoon.

During this meeting Duncan and Helen got to know about the Austrian culture and the Austrian way of life. Besides of the number of talks and discussions about schools systems, every day life of teachers and project details the personal meeting of teachers increased the motivation of cooperating, encouraged teachers to travel to other countries, to speak the foreign language and put the same effects on the children. And: It changed colleagues into friends!

VD Sinowatz is introducing Dr. Duncan Jones and Helen Robinson to the kids and teachers of Lollipop School.
VD Sinowatz is introducing Dr. Duncan Jones and Helen Robinson to the kids and teachers of Lollipop School.

Kids and teacher have prepared some welcoming songs for our guests (classes 2A and 2B)
Kids and teacher have prepared some welcoming songs for our guests (classes 2A and 2B)

Our “oldest” kids from 4A and 4B give some presents to our guests. They are welcoming them in English!
Our “oldest” kids from 4A and 4B give some presents to our guests. They are welcoming them in English!

Helen and Duncan visit a pumpkins’ farm in St. Margarethen – on their way to the Lake Neusiedl.
Helen and Duncan visit a pumpkins’ farm in St. Margarethen – on their way to the Lake Neusiedl.

We had a very sunny afternoon at the “Naschmarkt” in Vienna – and we enjoyed our lunch there.
We had a very sunny afternoon at the “Naschmarkt” in Vienna – and we enjoyed our lunch there.

Of course we showed the typical Viennese “Cafèhaus” to our guests – they really liked the cakes!
Of course we showed the typical Viennese “Cafèhaus” to our guests – they really liked the cakes!

Die Adressen unserer EU-Partner mit verantwortlicher Kontaktperson:
 
DUDLEY/ENGLAND - Dr. Duncan Jones
Alder Coppice Primary School
aldercop@rmplc.co.uk
www.alder.dudley.gov.uk
 
ZLIN/TSCHECHIEN:
Zakladni Skola Kvitkova - Eva Placha
Eva.Placha@zskvitkova.cz
www.zskvitkova.cz
 
CHARNECA DE CAPARICA/PORTUGAL:
Agrupamento de Escolas de Vale Rosal - Angelica Queiroz Curto
angelica-queiroz@clix.pt
ebivalerosal.net.educom.pt

Dir. Beate Sinowatz

Hallo! Welcome! Meraba! Dobro došli!
Herzlich willkommen in der Lollipop Volksschule Neufeld/Leitha!
Mein Name ist Beate Sinowatz und ich bin für die Leitung der Schule verantwortlich.
Es freut mich sehr, dass ich euch unsere schöne Schule zeigen darf.
Let's go on and have a look!

die Aula

unsere Aula

Klassenzimmer

Klassenzimmer

Lollipop

Mister Lollipop

Buchausstellung

die jährliche Buchausstellung in der Aula

Reise nach Afrika

Eislaufen der Taferlklassler

unsere Garderobe

Siegerehrung bei der KidsOlympiade mit Amtsrat Rudolf Tschirk und Bürgermeister Michael Lampel

Ausflug in den Tiergarten Schönbrunn

Schulschlussfest Regenbogenfisch Teil 2