• Pre-school life

      • Children join our pre-school at the age of 5. In the Hungarian system, this is the equivalent of the last year of kindergarten, the so-called ‘nagycsoport’ although the program of our system is different to it. 

        It is the children who continue their studies in our higher year groups who benefit the most from IPS pre-school due to being able to carry on with the IPC program and their English language studies. However, families choosing to educate their child in mainstream Hungarian schools often opt to spend the pre-school year in Szeged IPS to ensure their child’s knowledge of English is set on solid foundations.

      • Assessments

      • Children are not graded in pre-school but get a written assessment of their achievement and progress in the form of report cards twice a year. Children’s DIFER test results, which tests are done twice a year, form a part of their overall results.

  • Subjects taught

      • English
      • English teaching involves the teaching of Literacy and communication skills. Although children do not learn to read and write in pre-school, they do learn to read and write the letters of the alphabet and many sight words. 

        All subjects, with the exception of Hungarian, are taught in English, allowing a strong emphasis to be placed on the development of vocabulary, grammar and communication skills.

      • IPC
      • Children begin their IPC studies in pre-school with Milepost 1 covering all primary subjects such as Art; Design, Technology and Innovation; Geography; Health and Wellbeing; History; ICT and Computing; International; Music; P.E.; Science. 

      • Hungarian
      • Hungarian studies focus on enriching children’s vocabulary, enhancing their (joint) story telling skills and overall verbal expression skills, enabling drama games and reading comprehension tasks.

  •   Schedule of the day

    Arrival and play

    8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Breakfast

    9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

    Class 1

    9:30 a.m.  – 10:00 a.m.

    Art + child-led activities

    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Class 2

    10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Outside

    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

    Lunch

    12:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

    Story time

    12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Quiet time

    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Snack, Art + child-led activities

    2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Class 3

    2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Child-led activities and Extra Curricular Clubs

    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Outside

    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


     

     

    Mónika’s Hours

    Csanád’s Hours

    Monday

    8:00 – 1:00

    11:00 – 5:00

    Tuesday

    8:00 – 1:00

    11:00 – 5:00

    Wednesday

    8:00 – 1:00

    11:00 – 5:00

    Thursday

    11:00 – 5:00

    8:00 – 1:00

    Friday

    11:00 – 5:00

    8:00 – 1:00

       

     

    Preschool classes

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Class 1

    IPC

    IPC

    IPC

    Hungarian

    Hungarian

    Class 2

    English

    English

    English

    IPC

    P.E.

    Class 3

    Math

    P.E.

    Math

    Math

    Music

  •   Extra-curricular Clubs

     Pre-schoolers have extra-curricular activities to choose from such as chess, piano, dance and Woodshop. (Please note that signing up for piano lessons may mean being put on a waiting list.)

  •   Teachers

    Our dedicated pre-school teachers are Mónika and Csanád. Both are huge favorites of the kids; teachers and parents know exactly why! Edit, a lovely new addition to our team assists Mónika and Csanád daily.