Extracurricular Activities "Gheoghe Vranceanu" National College Bacau, Romania
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STRENGTHS Our college provides an educational climate which encourages performance!We aim at striking a balance between providing students with knowledge and skills and shaping them as rounded personalities!
A proper environment which suits every student’sneeds; Constantly focusing on our students’ needs andeducational aims; Identifying students with special educationalneeds and interests.
Students with special abilities in the fields of science,literature, foreign languages, sports and arts are involvedin various activities as follows:
Actively taking part in Guiding them to enrol in conferences / summer camps / and participate to sessions / summer schools. Excellence Centres
For students with exceptional artistic skills we established partnerships with different associations , foundations which run programmes aiming at developing artistic aptitudes (painting clubs, photography, dancing club etc.)
The result of the careful consideration given to each of thesestudents year after year takes shape in the awards and prizesthey get in Olympiads and contests.
WEAKNESSESOverloaded curricula which does not allow students and teachers too much time for extracurricular activities;Very poor resources (mainly coming from parents and teachers) for such events;Lack of space at the school level to develop extracurricular programmes, contests, hold presentations, display final products.
OPPORTUNITIES Applying for more EU funded programmesInternships for students at colleges and business firms in the European Union – 10th and 11th graders“School Differently” week – new government programme starting this school year;Rewarding scheme for both teachers and students who develop such activities.
Awarding material gratifications(diplomas, objects, financial reward) in a festivesetting with the support of occasional or seasonalsponsors, for example,the annual event“The Excellence Ball”.
THREATS40% of our students continue their studies abroad and very few of them decide to come back to Romania afterwards;Very low teachers’ salaries – lack of motivation to pursue a career in this field.
We are there to meet our students’ needs and to prepare them for the future.