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English primary schools for foreigners in Katowice


newinkatowice
19 Jul 2013 #1
I intend to relocate in Katowice and look for English primary schools for foreigners in Katowice. Could you recommend me please.
Looker - | 1,122
23 Oct 2014 #2
I've found out that there's a new English primary school in Katowice. It had to become operational from September 2014, earlier was only preschool working at this place.

Check their website: englishmontessori.com/content/page/en/menu/elementary_school/index.html
Dougpol1 32 | 2,673
23 Oct 2014 #3
That's great! Every success from an old Katowicean , if there were ever such a term - but please tell Bronwyn to put the address on her webiste homepage!

Duh!
smurf 39 | 1,981
23 Oct 2014 #4
webiste homepage!

the address is on the contact page, which is the norm for websites in Poland.
wojciechm - | 3
30 Jul 2015 #5
I have gone to the website englishmontessori.com/. Does anyone have their kids enrolled there? I will greatly appreciate your help in sharing your experience.

I am Polish Canadian and my wife is East Indian Canadian, our son is 7 and likes Poland mostly because of his grand parents. He does not speak but understand some Polish.
joy1327
17 Sep 2015 #6
Merged: Suggestions for a medium school in Katowice?

Hello friends , I am moving to katowice . Can someone suggest me for school medium school for my 4+ yrs kid
Harry
17 Sep 2015 #7
Can someone suggest me for school medium school for my 4+ yrs kid

Probably not: Polish children start school at the age of seven (six if they do the 'zero' class).
smurf 39 | 1,981
17 Sep 2015 #8
Can someone suggest me for school medium school for my 4+ yrs kid

yea, as Harry says, you need to look for a 'przedszkola' in your area.
Don't worry, there are loads, it's a racket though (isn't all education really) so check them all out before sending off your wee'un.
InPolska 11 | 1,821
17 Sep 2015 #9
@Smurf: this is not ... Fantasy Island! It is very difficult to get admission to state facilities since very long waiting lists. I know a couple in Warsaw who was turned down because the father was unemployed at the time so at home and could babysit (although of course he had to look for a job ;)) and also because they were foreigners (from Russia). Places are very limited and subject to severe criteria. I know tons of families who cannot qualify so inspite of moderate incomes, they have to send their kids to private facilities.

I know, when people have no experience in a matter, they just think that things get "automatically" done but the reality is completely different ;). In Poland, people don't "just come" and have their kids admitted to state facilities.
smurf 39 | 1,981
17 Sep 2015 #10
It is very difficult to get admission to state facilities since very long waiting lists.

Oh lord, I'm far too middle class to send my (non-existent) kid to a state school. Especially preschool. Polish state schools are normally better than private one, but I've been in my fair share of state preschools and I wouldn't house a dog in some of them.

in Warsaw

You see that's your problem right there :D

they have to send their kids to private facilities

Problem solved :)

In Poland, people don't "just come" and have their kids admitted to state facilities.

OK, let's have a proper look at what I wrote:

there are loads, it's a racket though (isn't all education really) so check them all out before sending off your wee'un.

So by saying 'it's a racket though (isn't all education really)' I'm quite obviously talking about private preschools :D
I thought you taught English?
InPolska 11 | 1,821
17 Sep 2015 #11
@Smurf: sorry, I thought you were talking about ... public facilities. When living in Poland, everybody knows that there are not plentiful. Cheaper private schools too have waiting lists. The only way is to approach the expensive ones (not necessarily the best though ;)).

ps: no, I don't teach English...
smurf 39 | 1,981
17 Sep 2015 #12
sorry, I thought you were talking about

No biggie, Saul Goodman :)

: no, I don't teach English...

Sorry, I don't know where I got that from

Just reread that, sorry if I sound like an ass :/

When living in Poland, everybody knows that there are not plentiful. Cheaper private schools too have waiting lists. The only way is to approach the expensive ones (not necessarily the best though ;)).

Personally have looked into it coz I've a kid on the way, but we've been told we'll need to go private coz we're both self-employed. Apparently the state thinks we're feckin millionaires, all they'd have to do is a simple means test and see we'd more than likely qualify......but y'know it's Poland, I'm sure somebody knows somebody who knows somebody who'll sort us out.......for a fee :/
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,872
17 Sep 2015 #13
smurf I don't think the expression 'it's a racket' is that 'obvious' for non native speakers of English, no matter how good they are.
joy13 - | 1
17 Sep 2015 #14
ea, as Harry says, you need to look for a 'przedszkola' in your area.
Don't worry, there are loads, it's a racket though (isn't all education really) so check them all out before sending off your wee'un

Many thanks Harry for the information
smurf 39 | 1,981
17 Sep 2015 #15
'it's a racket' is that 'obvious' for non native speakers of English

Well your learnt something new today :D

Back to topic please, this is not a grammar thread.


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