PRESCHOOL
PRIMARY

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PRIMARY SCHOOL

OUR PROGRAMME OF STUDY:

  1. Provides a high quality, international education conducted both in English and Polish for children from Poland & around the world.
  2. Is taught according to a curriculum based on the Polish and British National curricula.
  3. Helps children become lifelong learners and active members of the modern democratic society of the XXI century.

WHY CHOOSE IES?

  • unique, bilingual education
  • excellent program that promotes positive behaviour
  • skilled, professional, dedicated and friendly Staff
  • additional mother tongue lessons for foreign students
  • students take part in a range of international and Polish external exams and competitions
  • interesting outings and trips
  • a range of extra-curricular activities
  • STUDENTS IN OUR SCHOOL FEEL: safe, respected, valued, and equal.

    EVENTS CELEBRATED ANNUALLY BY OUR STUDENTS:
    Ceremonial beginning of school year, Green Camp, Christmas concert in a theatre, Carnival week, European Day, Sports Day and End of School Year Concert.

    SUBJECTS: Literacy, Polish Language, French Language / German Language, Numeracy, History, Geography, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information Technology, Art, Music, PE & Swimming, PSHE & Assemblies, Religion or Ethics.


The friendly and welcoming atmosphere is central to the school's Pastoral and Social Education Programme. There is no place at school for bullying, intolerance, violence, drugs or indifference to the problems of others. Emphasis is placed on respect for people, possessions, our planet, protocols and ourselves. Accepting other’s differences, strengths and weaknesses.

A great deal of emphasis is put on behaviour at IES. For this reason we have our own card system where we encourage students to take responsibility for their actions. Focus is put on positive reinforcement. Students earn cards for their behaviour. Parents can also keep track of this on our electronic register.

All positive cards earn points that can be traded for rewards such as toy pass, class prize, science pass, I.T pass, front of the line pass, dance party pass.

In addition all cards earn points for houses. Students are placed into 4 different houses when they enter Year 1. They partake in many house competitons throughout the school year, culminating in school sports day in June.

We have a wide range of afterschool clubs and activities that take place in the school building and grounds. They run from 14.20-16.00.

The programme offers a variety of sport, music, arts, performane and technology classes.

Activities include:

Football, mini tennis, basketball, karate, Taekwondo, gymnastics, small engineers, chess, choir, piano, drums, programming, dance, arts & crafts, sewing workshop, jewellery making, ceramics.

The after school activites give pupils the chance to be around school mates giving them the opportunity to make friends throughout the school.

These activites are available to our early years and primary students.

During the first week of school in September, the whole school from Year 2-Year 12 goes away to ‘green camp’.

The camp is designed to help integrate new students into the school/classes with a variety of trips, class activities, sports and team building exercises. It all takes place away from Warsaw, either by the lakes or seaside. It is an opportuity to integrate new students into the school and for students in new sections to get to know their new teachers.

Throughout the school year, we organise a number of events and competitions that allow children from different language sections to work together. We also hold a number of charity events, where our pupils raise money for local charities. Events include:

  • European Day
  • Dance-a-thon
  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Christmas Concert
  • St.Nicholas box
  • Science festival
  • Eurovision song contest
  • Sports day
  • Earth Day
  • Carnival week

European Day

We pay special attention to the European National Days. These are regular school days (with the exception of Swięto Niepodległości or National Independence Day).

Students also partake in European Day on May 9th in collaborative projects with pupils from different language sections.

European days

September 1 – Solvakia
September 21 – Malta
October 1 – Cyprus
October 3 – Germany
October 12 – Spain
October 26 – Austria
October 28 – Czechia
November 11 – Poland
November 18 – Latvia
December 1 – Romania
December 6 – Finland
February 16 – Lithuania
February 24 – Estonia
March 3 – Bulgaria
March 15 – Hungary
March 17 – Ireland
Mar 25 – Greece
April 27 – The Netherlands
May 9 – European Union Day
June 2 – Italy
June 5 – Denmark
June 10 – Portugal
June 23 – Luxembourg
June 25 – Slovenia
July 14 – France
July 21 – Belgium

Psychological and pedagogical support is provided by teachers, class tutors as well as by other specialists employed in the school, such as educators, speech therapist, pedagogical therapist and psychologist.

Our SEN team gives special support for children whose development, growth and learning have been affected by:

  • illness,
  • disability,
  • psychological problems
  • and exceptional talents.
  • learning difficulties
Subject teachers and class teachers provide assistance during their ongoing work with students.

Support may be provided in the form of classes aiming at developing talents, compensatory classes to support students with learning difficulties, as well as advice, consultations or workshops and training for whole groups. The different forms of support are provided in cooperation with the student’s parents and, if necessary, with a psychological and pedagogical counselling centre cooperating with the school.

Parent participation: We consider parents our partners in education and we are very proud of the involvement and support our parents give us.

Parent meetings: Parents will be invited at the beginning of the year to meet teachers. This is organised with the aim of informing parents about the educational system and everyday activities in their child’s group.

Parent participation: We actively encourage and welcome the support and involvement of our parents in the life of the school. Parents are always welcome to discuss any areas of concern with the staff. We encourage each class to have a parent representative. The class representative volunteers to support the teacher by helping to organise class activities – trips, school activities such as St.Nicholas day, Christmas Bazaar, and childrens day. He/she can also act as a contact for new parents.

Communication: We use an online system which all new parents are given access to, so they can write to teachers, keep up to date on their child’s progress, homework & behaviour. There is an ongoing exchange of information between parents and primary staff on a daily basis when appropriate, so that any difficulties can be addressed, and achievements recognised.

Parents evenings / reports: The children receive school reports 4 times a year, and there are parents evenings 4 times a year.

Canteen: Our students can enjoy a daily breakfast, lunch and snack including vegetarian and vegan options provided in the school canteen. The external provider works with lunchtime supervisors and ensures that all meals meet our health requirements. Food brought from home must also meet these requirements, meaning no fast food or sugary snacks.

Library: All pupils from preschool to high school have access to our school library. We have a vast array of books available for the children to sign out at different reading levels. They cover a wide range of topics and genres from fiction to non-fiction, scientific to fantasy. Our friendly librarians can help your child find a book to suit their needs, whether they are a voracious or reluctant reader. All Early Years visit the library once a week and Primary children visit frequently. Books that are lost or damaged must be replaced or reimbursed by the family.

Insurance: The school has accident insurance for all pupils and staff. This insurance covers all events taking place both inside and outside the School.

Recycling: At school we have lots of segregated bins dotted around the school so our rubbish be it paper, metal, plastic or bio can be recycled in the proper fashion.

Personal Belongings  Children in early years and primary are allowed to bring toys to school on Fridays. The school is not responsible for any lost or broken toys. Please evaluate the appropriateness of these toys before taking them to school. 

Uniform: Students are required to wear everyday school uniform to school and ceremonial uniform for trips and special occasions. All information regarding uniforms can be found on the school website BlueBoard.

Lost Property: Please label your child’s belongings clearly to avoid losing them. You can check our lost property in the event your child loses something. At the end of each term, any belongings that have not been collected will be donated to charity.

Mobile Phones:  Children are not allowed to use mobile devices at school. If parents require that their child carries a mobile device, the device needs to be switched off and kept in the child’s bag during the entirety of the school day. Children have full responsibility for their mobile phones. In addition, we kindly request that parents limit their own use of mobile phones in the school premises. 

Bus Transport: Door to door bus transport is organised by our school and included in tuition fee.

Steps:

  • Parents contact the School
  • Parents receive a login & a password to BlueBoard, the School’s intranet platform and fill in an expression of interest form
  • Parents upload all required documents in pdf forms
  • Parents fill out an application form
  • Parents receive confirmation that their application has been registered
  • The application form and other documents will be checked by the School office; parents might be asked to provide the School with more information
  • The application is then reviewed by the admissions committee and the parents and pupil will be invited for an information meeting and to discuss further steps related to placement examinations where necessary
  • Parents are notified by the Head of the School about the results of the enrolment process and the date of signing of the tuition contract
  • Parents will be able to track their application status all through the application process

Required documents:

  • A copy of passport or birth certificate
  • Copies of child’s school reports and certificates for the past 2 years - English translation required
  • Copies of all additional certificates regarding the child’s special educational needs and / or copies of medical certificates, including a copy of the vaccination card – English translation required

Admissions calendar for the 2024/2025 school year:

  • February 15, 2024: deadline for parents to submit a declaration of their choice for their children to continue their education at the school in the 2023/2024 school year
  • February 16, 2024: start of admissions for available places
  • March 31, 2024: deadline for parents to submit the signed appendix so their children can continue their education at the school in the 2023/2024 school year
  • April 1, 2024: start of admissions for available places

REGISTRATION FEE:

  1. The full registration fee for enrolment is a one-time payment, valid for the Pupil’s whole period of study at the School:
    1. Preschool / Year Zero: 5000,00.- PLN
    2. Years 1-3: 7.000,00.- PLN
    3. Years 4-6: 7.000,00.- PLN
    4. Years 7-8: 7.000,00.- PLN
    5. Years 9-12: 7.000,00.- PLN
  2. Payment of an additional amount is required when a child moves from Year Zero to Year 1 to make up for the difference in the registration fee at this level.

TUITION FEES – THE ANNUAL SCHOOL FEES:

  1. The tuition fees are payable in advance and amount to:
    1. Preschool (from 3 years old): 45.000,00.- PLN
    2. Year Zero: 52.000,00.- PLN
    3. Years 1-3: 59.000,00.- PLN
    4. Years 4-6: 67.000,00.- PLN
    5. Years 7-8: 69.000,00.- PLN
    6. Years 9-12: 69.000,00.- PLN
  2. For tuition contracts signed during the academic year, the annual tuition fee is divided into 10 months of study and calculated proportionally for each calendar month until the end of the school year, regardless of the start day of study during the month.

Tuition fees includes:

  1. Full care for pupils from 8.00 am to 4.15 pm from Monday to Friday;
  2. In Primary School - teaching of school subjects according to the basic core curriculum outlined by MEN - the Polish Ministry of Education, and the guidelines of the National Curriculum for England and inspired by the International Baccalaureate - PYP and MYP programmes;
  3. In High School - teaching towards IGCSE British examinations (National Curriculum for England) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme;
  4. Extracurricular lessons and optional activities organised by the school, including independent work by pupils – “homework lesson” which is supervised by a teacher;
  5. Care and advice of an educational psychologist;
  6. Preventative health check-ups - once every three years;
  7. Sports activities organised by the school according to the Physical Education programme;
  8. The loan of a full set of textbooks and workbooks for obligatory subjects;
  9. Three meals daily: second breakfast, lunch and tea;
  10. Transportation to and from the pupil’s home within a distance of 20 km from school; the distance being calculated according to indicators provided by the internet programme GPS – Google Maps; transportation to obligatory activities organised by the school.

Tuition fees do not include payment for:

  1. Obligatory group accident insurance;
  2. External public examinations including those required by the school.
  3. Care for pupils after 4.15 pm;
  4. Additional extracurricular lessons including foreign language lessons other than those offered by the school;
  5. Additional extracurricular activities organised by the school after 2 pm;
  6. Additional textbooks and pupils’ individual resources required for additional lessons and activities;
  7. Specialist sports activities outside the core Physical Education programme;
  8. Extracurricular activities during the school holidays, for example sports camps
  9. Obligatory school uniform including the daily uniform, ceremonial uniform and sportswear;
  10. Transportation to and from the pupil’s home above the distance of 20 km from school; the distance being calculated according to indicators provided by the internet programme GPS – Google Maps;
  11. Transportation to and from the pupil’s new home location, if different from the one given at the beginning of the school year.
  12. Additional lessons, activities or care according to the wishes of the parents

(*)All fees for general and international sections in International European School * Warsaw are calculated in Polish zloty.

School Office:
ul.Wiertnicza 140
02-952 Warszawa
Tel:+48 22 8424448
E-mail: ies@ies-warsaw.pl