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Leövey Klára Gimnázium

(Leövey Klára Secondary Grammar School)

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History of the school

The predecessor of the school, Ranolder Institute was founded by Ranolder János, the bishop of Veszprém at the time, in order to give Ferencváros, which was mainly inhabited by German natives in those days, an institute to educate women in Hungarian. The school in charge of the Daughters of Charity was gradully growing receiving girls with the intention to study from all over the country. After the natinalisation in 1948/49 the school became a training (secondary) school for primary school teachers, then taking up the name Leövey Klára in 1955, it was turned into a secondary grammar school.

The framework of our education

In our regular department the students between the age of 12 and 18 take part in a 4-, 5- and 6-year grammar school course/education.
We are a school of "the second chance" too, because at the department of adult education there is a chance for youngsters or young adults who for some reason could not obtain a secondary education certificate, are given the chance to get it within a night school or correspondent course system without giving up their jobs and starting a regular (daytime) secondary school course.
We also offer a practice-oriented 1- or 2- year-long course based on the requirements of the secondary education certificate which gives a qualification to those who do not wish to or temporarily cannot continue their studies at a further education college or university.
In the school year 2006/2007 there are 650 students attending the regular and 300 students the adult department of our school.

Innovative School

Our school has been a member of the Network of European Innovative Schools (ENIS) since June 2003. This gives us the opportunity of trying out new pedagogical methods and tools and of joining/participating international programs.

Modernising contents in our educational work

In our educational work environmental education has a prominent role. Our students learn about the importance of environmental protection at elective extra lessons, through doing project work and educational trips. A new project on environmental protection, which is on the way to be state-credited, is being tested at the moment at our school.

The European Language Portfolio which help students to keep track of their language learning process was introduced in 2003. The Portfolio is in accordance with the Common European Framework and is an ideal tool to give the parents a clear picture of their children's headway and develops self-assessment and improves language awareness of the students as well.

Our school was one of the first grammar schools in Hungary to introduce the teaching of the subject 'Introduction to Economics in' its curriculum as an elective extra lesson. Within the scope of the subject students could join a student enterprise program called Young Enterprise to gain experience on running a business. From the school year 2005/2006 on our students have the opportunity of recieving the internationally renown European Business Competence* License (EBC*L).

As the result of the development made in the last few years the teaching of the subject 'Moving picture and Media' has been introduced as an elective course and for students specialising in it, within the framework of which the students get to know the basics of analysing moving pictures and current phenomena of the media.
Our school is a pioneer in using information and communication technologies (ICT). In this field our tradition goes back to 1983. These technologies are used in the background work of both teachers and students and in projects work as well.

Leövey Klára Secondary Grammar School in projects

With the coordination of the European Schoolnet our school has been participating in the e-learning research and development work of the Celebrate project which has been going on since 2002 with nine Hungarian schools (including our school) taking part in it. Our teachers have been creating and testing e-learning resource materials to be used through the Internet.

We are part of the Sulinet Digital Knowledge Base (SDT) the aim of which is to integrate informatics, learning and teaching materials into the process of school learning.

The SCALE project is a EU sponsored project with 6 countries participating. It aims at developing an Internet-based method which can help to develop the students argumentative skills in discussions and introduce the method of learning with the help of discussions to them.

Within the ZORKA 2004 project, with the other schools involved in the Innovative School Network, we have been developing digital teaching and learning resource materials to be used in teaching natural sciences.
In the school year 2005/2006 the ESZTER project was oragnised by Sulinet Program Office (Programiroda), with innovative schools taking part, within which our students were exploring the ethnic, language, religious and cultural heterogenity of the EU countries.

With the HEFOP 3.1.3. project we can take part in the development program entitled 'Preparation for Competence-based Teaching'. All the 9-form students in our school are involved in it.

Our participation in the Socrates/Comenius school development program financed by the European Committee gives our students the chance to improve their sense of solidarity and empathy. It also helps them to explore and respect the heterogeneity of European Culture and social traditions. Our school is the coordinator for 6 schools in the 3-year project entitled "For a European School of Solidarity" which aims at helping the participants to learn and cohabit with heterogeneity.

Why to join to us?

Students in the 9th and 10th form learn the subjects of their own interest, which they specialise in, in a higher number of lessons. At the beginning of the 11th form they can revise their former choice and make a new one choosing another elective subject to orientate themselves towards another aim in their future career.

Besides the modern pedagogical methods used in our school, the students are attracted by the friendly atmosphere of our school as well. The extra curricular activities also have an important role to contribute to this good atmosphere.

It is not only the cultural programs which are of great interest to our students but they show interest in acting, sports activities and hiking as well.
The student self-government of our school operates within a special independent framework.

The excellent atmosphere of the school is also due to the most modern way of keeping contact between parents and the school as well as students and teachers through the internet. This new type of "interpersonal" contact is operated through the Moodle framework and it makes the educational and pedagogical work of our teachers much more effective.

Our school has owned a certificate of quality management based on the QPSA model since 1999. For the sake of the permanent improvement we are continuously processing the feedback (measurements, competition results, data of enrolment, final exam results) and survey the indicators of the level of satisfaction of our partners (of parents and students)in the educational and pedagogical process.

As the appreciation of the high quality of our work, the name of our school gets referred to more and more frequently in the leading organs of pedagogical literature.