Situated on top of "Rose Hill" with a wonderful view on Buda side, Fillér Elementary School started primary education with a qualified,well-prepared staff in 1985. Besides the traditional elementary education this school was the first in the district to introduce English language teaching from the first class in 1988. It was such a success that by 1990 nearly 700 students attended Fillér school, though the building was originally designed for 400! Now the number of children is just optimal which allows us to teach English not in whole classes but in small groups.
In 2000 a new element of foreign language teaching came to Fillér school. German nationality language teaching has arrived at our school, a successful program which was started at Marcibányi Square Elementary School. The joining of the two language sections at one school shows the increasing interest in language teaching in our district.
Besides languages we also insist on the importance of sports and being fit and healthy, too.In the afternoons students can take part in Games lessons as well. They can choose from football,basketball, gymnastics and judo trainings.
Computer studies are also highlighted at our school. A well-equiped classroom is available for the students where they can learn the basis of standard programs (Word, Excel, Power Point).
There is an increasing demand for the engagement of children in the afternoons. Craft and music lessons and different study circles are held to fulfil all needs.
Favourable personal and objective conditions provide the standard of education for the forthcoming years. Among the 45 teachers several of them have got two or more qualifications, some of them received Mayor’s award in the previous years.
English language teaching is one of the most distinguished tasks at our school.
Teaching at junior section:
The number of English lessons in the first three years are 3 lessons a week, in the fourth class children have 4 lessons each week.
Students learn English mainly through rhymes, songs and games in the first two years. Coursebooks are chosen according to the students’ interest and the characteristics of their age.
For our future first-class pupils our teachers held preparatory lessons once a month until registration time. The topics of these meetings are: colours, numbers, toys, parts of the body, food and drink, clothes.
Teaching at senior section:
All seniors from the 5th to 8th classes have 5 lessons a week.
Grammar and vocabulary are taught in a concentric way, which means that children first brush up their knowledge they have already acquired, then broaden the items with new ones. Project work is integrated in the syllabus which gives the students opportunities to talk and write about their own lives and relate the language they have learnt to their own experiences.
By the end of the 8th class students have an opportunity to sit for Pitman (City&Guilds) examinations at Achiever (B1) and Communicator (B2) levels. For those students who wish to take an examination a special course is held at our school.Fillér school is an accredited exam place, so students can take the exam here.
Our students regularly take part in different language competitions, among these we have outstanding results in the ”British culture and civilization” competition series. Every year our groups are in the best three groups of the 2nd district.
Those pupils who have difficulties in their English studies are taught and helped on extra lessons in the afternoons.
We put special emphasis on remembering British customs and traditions. Every year a Halloween party is organised for the classes. Students take part in special competitions in costumes. They make Jack-o-lanterns, play ”trick or treat” and other Halloween games, later they close the evening with a disco.
On Valentine’s Day they send cards to their friends. The letters are written in English and they are collected in a special mailbox and delivered by some students during the day.
At the end of the school year we have a „Penny Theatre” afternoon, when junior and senior student groups perform short scenes, act out tales, short plays.