The International School of Olomouc (TISOL)
International School of Prague
Currently 26 students, aged 4 - 14 International curriculum
satellite Campus of the Interational School of Prague,
7 staff (2 Expats + 5 Czech)
Funded by LG Philips
Rooseveltova 101 Olomouc
The International School of Olomouc (TISOL) was established in August
2001 by the International School of Prague (ISP) and LG Philips
in response to a need for an International School for expatriate
children in the Olomouc area. TISOL is a satellite campus of the
ISP, (which is accredited by the Council of International Schools),
but operates as an independent campus. TISOL began its first school
year with 14 students, and has grown steadily in response to economic
growth and investment in the region. Currently there are 26 students
from 7 countries, in four classes with seven members of staff (4
teachers and 3 auxiliary). TISOL accepts students from the ages
of 4 to 14.
TISOL offers a comprehensive international curriculum based upon
the curriculum of the ISP. English, mathematics, science, social
studies, music, art and PE are included. There is a very heavy emphasis
on the development of all aspects of English language skills. All
lessons are taught in English apart from Czech, which is taught
to all students from grade 3 onwards. German, Dutch and French are
also available to students who wish to extend their language repertoire.
The Principal and senior English teacher are both native English
speakers (Australian and English), while the rest of the staff are
Czech. All Czech staff are fluent in English.
The school is within easy walking distance of the city centre and
operates independently within the grounds of a Czech elementary
school. Facilities include classrooms, a library/computer room,
an extensive outside play area and a gym (the play areas and the
gym are shared with the Czech school).
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
The school year begins in mid August and finishes in June. There
are 180 teaching days, which include 3 school camps. Teaching hours
are 08:30 14:30 with 2 x 45 min breaks.
The international mix of students allows exploration of our many
cultures through school activities and scheduled events involving
the whole school community. TISOL is characterized by the close
relationships that build up between students and staff.
We strongly believe that a positive environment allows students
to develop confidence, maturity, independence and a strong sense
of responsibility. We pride ourselves on being able to provide individual
attention and support at a level unmatched by most schools. We believe
in nurturing and teaching the whole child, not just in teaching
April 29, 2006