Most children in Slovakia start their first-level education in primary schools at the age of 6 years. Legally, children must have started their formal education by the age of six years. The primary school cycle is nine years long. Schools generally have class one to class nine. The primary education sector is made up of different types of primary school including denominational schools, special schools and private primary schools. Education in state primary schools is free of charge. The current and capital costs of primary schools are funded mainly by the government and supplemented by local municipality. You can send your child to the primary school of your choice, provided there is a place available for them. Where there is a shortage of places the school must give priority on the basis of their admissions or enrolment policy. This is drawn up by the board of management and should be available to you on request. You can find out more about different types of primary schools and their admissions policies.
To enrol your child in primary school, you should first check the list of primary schools in area. Then you should contact the school of your choice to see if there is a place available. The school of your choice may place your child on a list or you may need to contact other schools to find a place. Children with special educational needs are generally educated in mainstream schools. The length of the school day in primary school varies around 5 hours. This includes breaks. All schools close for the months of July and August. Christmas, Easter and mid-term breaks are standardised in primary and secondary schools. Students do not have to wear a uniform at primary school. The principal is responsible for running the school. Each class has a class teacher who teaches all subjects to their class during the classes 1 to 4. Different subjects are taught by different specialists during the classes 5 to 9. Other teachers in the school such as a learning support teacher help children who are having difficulty with the curriculum. Schools set their own policy in relation to homework.
If your child has attended school before, the principal, you and the class teacher will decide together which class your child will be in. Children are only allowed to repeat a year in special situations. School must provide reports for each child and the school must allow parents to have access to their child's school record. Schools usually hold a parent/teacher meeting during the year. If you are concerned about your child's progress at any stage during the year, you can speak to the class teacher. If your child has a problem that you cannot sort out, you can arrange to speak to the class teacher. If this doesn't resolve the problem you can speak to the school principal. If you have a complaint about a teacher or about the school, the first step is usually to speak to the class teacher. Then, if the complaint is not resolved, speak to the school principal. The next step is to approach the chairperson of the school's board of management.
If your child cannot attend school you must tell the school the reason for the absence. Write a short note to the school to explain why your child was out and send it in with your child when they go back to school. If you are changing school you should tell the school that your child is leaving and will not be returning. You can ask the principal to give you a report on your child's progress which can be given to the new school when you are enrolling your child.
There are two local public primary schools available in Rača district
The local catholic primary school can be reached here
Bratislava area is well served by many other public and private schools in other districts, you may wish to check their independent rankings and choose the right option
Public leisure centre also invites to develop specific skills in free time, and serving during the holidays as a day camp. Choose from a variety of their clubs
Elementary school for the arts in Rača