Rīgas Purvciema vidusskola


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Presentation of Riga Purvciems Secondary School (Riga, Latvia) for Pilot Schools Teachers training workshop in Brussels, 28-29 January, 2010

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Rīgas Purvciema vidusskola

  1. 1. Riga Purvciems Secondary School (Riga , Latvia ) 28-29 | 01 | 2010
  2. 2. Latvia - officially the Republic of Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Latvia
  3. 3. Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia, a major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre of the Baltics, and an important seaport, situated on the mouth of the Daugava. Riga with 713,016 inhabitants (2009) is the largest city of the Baltic states and third-largest in the Baltic region, behind Saint Petersburg and Stockholm. Riga is inhabited by ethnic Latvians (42.3%), Russians (41.7%), Belarusians (4.3%), Ukrainians (3.9%), Poles (2.0%) and others ethnicities at 5.8%. Riga
  4. 4. Our school was founded on the 1 st of September 1988 and has been working successfully for more than 20 years . Our school is Riga ’s national municipal minorities school with the Russian language of teaching. Riga Purvciems Secondary School
  5. 5. There are 1224 pupils in the age group of 6 till 19 that study at our school in school year 2009/2010. Our school is one of the largest schools in Latvia. All of the pupils in our school from grades 1 to 9 study specialized educational program which provides profound studying of languages: Latvian, Russian, English, German and French. At our school pupils in senior classes (grades 10 to 12) can study one of the three educational programs for national minorities: general educational; the humanities and social studies program and mathematics, nature studies and technology. Riga Purvciems Secondary School
  6. 6. There are 105 teachers that are work ing at our school in school year 2009/2010 . Riga Purvciems Secondary School
  7. 7. Our school is not only one of the biggest schools but has also been included into the list of the best schools in Latvia for many years . Results of the centralized examinations of our final-year students are traditionally above the average in Riga and Latvia. Riga Purvciems Secondary School
  8. 8. European projects <ul><li>Our school regularly participates in various international projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Student exchange projects ; </li></ul><ul><li>Comenius projects ; </li></ul><ul><li>European social fund projects . </li></ul>
  9. 9. National minorities program on mathematics, nature studies and technology <ul><li>In school year 2009/2010 the program on profound studying of mathematics, natural sciences and technology is taught to 139 pupils from the grades 10-12 at the age from 15 to 19 . </li></ul><ul><li>There are equipped classrooms for studying natural sciences and informatics at our school, but they can not boast of abundance of the modern equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>The second year many teachers of mathematics, natural sciences and computer science participate in EU projects which allow to receive additional financing for improvements in teaching of these subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to EU funds our school, as well as other schools in Latvia, expects technical re-equipment. 4 completely equipped classrooms (physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics) and about 100 new computers with connection to the Internet are to appear here by 2013. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Our aims <ul><li>N atural sciences , mathematics and computer sciences are priority subjects a t Latvian schools. Thanks to funds of EU , school s receive corresponding technical support. </li></ul><ul><li>By p articipating in this project, we hope: </li></ul><ul><li>To study new methods and teaching materials which will help us raise the level of natural sciences teaching at our school. </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more about Nanotechnologies. </li></ul><ul><li>To receive invaluable experience of teamwork with colleagues from other countries and to bring the feasible contribution to development of priority subjects teaching at contemporary level. </li></ul><ul><li>To arouse students interest in learning modern technologies and actual knowledge in different areas. </li></ul>
  11. 11. About myself <ul><li>Name: Dmitry Vinogradov </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: +371 29565016 </li></ul><ul><li>Education: Master of Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Post at school: vice-principle in IT questions, teacher of informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Schools web site: www.rpg.lv </li></ul><ul><li>Schools e-mail: pcvs@riga.lv </li></ul>