Following the announcement by the Slovenian Government that all schools will close from Monday, 16th March, the British International School of Ljubljana has taken the decision to close the school premises from Monday 16th March 2020 and move to online learning. Our admissions team remains available to discuss enrolment so please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Part of our philosophy is for our children to spend as much time outdoors as possible.
Off-site learning enhances opportunities for students to gain first-hand experience, making theory ‘real’ and giving them a different perspective. Trips also provide students with culturally enriching experiences, improving their knowledge of and ability to think critically, developing an understanding of the local area, its geography, history, people and culture and building confidence and self-esteem.
Slovenia is blessed with outstanding natural resources, a rich history and is full of vibrant cultural opportunities. Being outdoors and being active are a significant feature of people’s lives here. Therefore, we strive to incorporate as many opportunities like this in our curriculum as possible.
Students may take part in a number of off-site day trips during the year. These trips are usually connected to a given topic being studies and serve to connect students with our wider community.
Examples of day trips include visits to a historic landmark or an art exhibition, a factory tour, subject-specific field studies, participation in a cultural event, or simply enjoying and experiencing an adventure in nature.
Residential trips are those which involve an overnight stay, both within Slovenia and abroad. These trips provide significant opportunities for outstanding personal and social development, facilitating self-discovery and teamwork. Students may travel to participate in an event at another school in other countries or to take part in a cross-curricular exploration of places of historical, natural or cultural interest.
Residential trips are introduced in Primary school and these experiences are built upon in Secondary school.
Years 3 to 6 will go away once or twice each year for a 2 to 5-day trip.
In Years 7 to 13, adventure trips are an integral part of our curriculum. All Secondary students spend a few days away each year, taking part in seasonally-appropriate outdoor activities which enhance their well-being and social development. Autumn activities typically include mountain biking, camping, orienteering, rock climbing and trekking. In the winter, there is usually a choice of activities such as downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, or even dog-sledding. Summer trips are typically based near a lake or river, and students can take part in water sports such as kayaking, rafting, sailing or windsurfing.
Residential trips are optional, as they are not included in our tuition fees, but we encourage all students to participate in these wonderful experiences.