Tip Toes, an organisation providing Czech-British primary education, last week inaugurated a new building at the Vinohrady Primary School, welcoming pupils to the first and second classes.
In addition to parents and school representatives, the official opening was also attended by special guests – a British Ambassador to the Czech Republic Matt Field and Prof. PaedDr. Radka Wildová, CSc., Headmistress Department of Higher Education, Science and Research of the Ministry of Education.
The newly opened classes will offer bilingual education for their pupils according to the Czech and British curricula, with all first grade classes to be opened gradually. The expansion of the Vinohrady Primary School to the second grade is also already in the pipeline. The new building is located on Říčanská Street in Prague 10 in close proximity to the kindergarten, which the organisation also runs. The new primary school building has undergone extensive reconstruction, including the revitalization of the outdoor areas and the construction of a new sports field.
Tip Toes schools have been operating in the Czech Republic since 2009, with four schools open today and over 300 children aged 2 to 15 attending them. The focus of Tip Toes schools and kindergartens responds to the growing trend and demand for bilingual education from an early age, where children are actively encouraged to speak, write, understand and think about school material in more than one language. Together with an individual approach that develops their talents, this is a highly desirable combination for parents today.
“We are very pleased to welcome the new first and second graders, with whom we will embark on another school year together. The individual development of the children and their talents is key for us, as is the creation of a family environment and the emphasis on the quality of the teachers, native speakers who are able to harmonize bilingual education so that the children master both curricula without any problems,” comments the first day of school in the new primary school Jarmila Baker, one of the founders of Tip Toes schools.
“In the next school year, we will open another first-grade class in this building, a follow-up second-grade class and We are planning to expand to the whole primary school, including the second grade. We will thus draw on the know-how of our existing schools in Central Bohemia,” adds Jarmila Baker.
About Tip Toes Schools
Tip Toes was founded in 2009 and currently operates two kindergartens and two primary schools in the Central Bohemia region and in Prague. These schools are attended by over 300 children aged 2 to 15 on a daily basis and focus on a friendly and individual approach that helps pupils find what they excel at and further develop their talents. Teaching in both English and Czech is led by fully qualified teachers and experienced native speakers who have managed to harmonise bilingual teaching over the years so that children can master the combined content of the two curricula without difficulty.