Primary school “Krste Misirkov” Skopje is open for innovation and creating 21st century students. It is located in the municipality of Gazi Baba, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. It is a medium school with around 750 students and 50 teachers. We have students from 6 to 15 years old. The teaching language is Macedonian. We are continuously trying to develop communication and collaboration skills for our students based on respecting each other regardless of their ethnic, culture, religious or any other basis.
Our teachers and students are open for innovations and implementation of new approaches in teaching and learning with the aim to develop students’ 21st century competencies. We are always trying to involve technology in everyday teaching because we know that technology is very important issue that can motivate students, make learning more interesting, developing very different skills at students. Our students are familiar with new technology so they need to be thought using that technology. That is the main reason why all teachers are trying to implement some new ICT tools in the classroom.
At the same time we know that students spend too much time in front of the computers so we pay a lot of attention on physical education. Our students participate in different teams playing basketball, football, handball etc. They have a lot of extra curriculum activities connected to physical education like training, competitions, etc.
All these are reasons why our students are satisfied with the teaching in school, they are highly motivated to participate in a lot of activities that are held out of school. They have already participated in projects conducted through e-Twinning platform with the students from different countries. Our last e-Twinning project was awarded by European Quality Label and we are very proud that teacher from our school is e-Twinning ambassador. Our students are familiar with the possibility and importance of lifelong learning in continuously developing their skills which are necessary for living in this modern society.