Why ECP is Exciting

  • Alongside an academic education we provide a wide range of activities
  • Extra-curricular activities increase appeal when applying to international universities
  • Art, debating, sports, DofE Award, theatre, language clubs and more
  • We have introduced the CARITAS programme, which includes charity work and volunteering
  • An emphasis on pastoral care is fundamental to the life of the College

We care more – Pastoral Care

Students achieve most when they feel happy, secure and cared for. Our pastoral care is therefore central to the success of the College and our students.

  • Each student is under the overall care of a personal Tutor
  • Each student is a member of one of our four Houses, which are led by our Senior Tutors
  • Each Senior Tutor oversees the pastoral welfare of the students in their House for the entire time our students are at the College
  • Within the College many competitions are organised on a House basis and each year, four trophies are presented to the winning House, based academic, sporting and cultural achievements over the whole year

As is typical in many British schools, the College is divided into four Houses representing the four elements of Life or VITA:

Senior Tutors

“Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water - it will make ripples throughout the entire pond…” Jessy and Bryan Matteo

Glenn Bleaks

Senior Tutor - Aqua
Ignis is the god of fire, known for his young and light-hearted nature. He is joyful and loves to play but also has a warriorlike side. Among the gods he is a strong fighter and those who follow him never falter in battle for they have the fiery god at their side.

David Wyllyams

Senior Tutor - Ignis
Terra students aren’t ‘Born to Follow’ (Bon Jovi), but are independent, creative, empathic and are ready with the skills, desire and drive to change things for themselves and in the wider community and world for the better.

Helen Hulová

Senior Tutor – Terra
Pastoral care is central to our work at ECP - everything depends on it. In Ventus we try to make sure that the pastoral needs of all our students are met, and that we take an active, lighthearted but serious approach to all the house competitions and activities.

Samuel Bale

Senior Tutor - Ventus

 



The :more programme – real life experiences 

The :more programme connects Personal Development and Personal Understanding with the academic direction of the school into one unique educational package. 

The :more programme  provides a huge range of experiences and learning opportunities outside the classroom.  The :more programme helps students to understand the world in its complexity.

Through the :more programme students develop their personalities, thanks to the :more programme, students learn a lot about themselves.  

The :more programme helps students to find their place in society and to discover their unique purpose in life.


Do you want to Enjoy your life more?  Do you want to Fulfill your life moreDo you want to get life inspiration to Aspire more?

Explore the root system of our :more programme tree and see how our students
become:
Inquirers, Thinkers, Communicators and Risk-Takers.

Explore how the :more programme helps students to be:
Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Balanced and of course Knowledgeable!

 

:more programme
Enjoyment Fulfilment Aspiration Reflective Caring Thinkers Knowledgeable Open-Minded Inquirers Risk-Takers Balanced Principled Communicators Understanding Development Exploring Presentation PSME Intellectual Extension Students Initiative Competition ECA Reflection Life Skills

Enjoyment

Fulfilment

Aspiration

Reflective

Reflective

Reflective – Consideration of the experience

Reflective learners give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

How?

Experience Books
Videos
Debates
and :more

Caring

Caring

Caring – Making the world a better place for everybody

Caring learners show empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and they act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

How?

Caritas programme
Global school
Asian Festival
and :more

Thinkers

Thinkers

Thinkers – Asking Why

Thinkers exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

How?

Lectures
History trip
Science projects
and :more

Knowledgeable

Knowledgeable

Knowledgeable – Exploring and Understanding

Knowledgeable learners explore concepts, ideas, and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

How?

Lectures
Subjects trips
Prague programme
and :more

Open-Minded

Open-Minded

Open-Minded – Appreciation of the New

Open-Minded learners understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience

How?

Debates
Trips
and :more

Inquirers

Inquirers

Inquirers – Passion for Discovery

Inquirers develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning, and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

How?

Work Experience
Exchange
Theme of the year
and :more

Risk-Takers

Risk-Takers

Risk-Takers – Challenge and Resilience

Risk-Takers approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

How?

DoE
Festival of the Arts
and :more

Balanced

Balanced

Balanced – Achieving Harmony

Balanced learners understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

How?

Well being activities
Sports trips
ECA

and :more

Principled

Principled

Principled – Integrity and Honesty

Principled learners act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups, and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

How?

Debates
Awareness weeks
Fridays for Future

and :more

Communicators

Communicators

Communicators – Spreading ideas

Communicators understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

How?

Problem solving day
Debates
Trips
and :more

Understanding

The :more programme – the way to understand complexity in broader perspectives

The :more programme is directly connected with the academic area of the school.Through the activities students learn differently and effectively about a particular subject.

Students not only study a range of subjects, but they also explore subjects outside the classroom, which helps them to better understand different topics. They are also able to make connections between subjects and studied topics. Thanks to the activities and challenges, the :more programme encourages students to acknowledge the ethical impact of people’s actions and behaviour.

Most importantly, the :more programme helps students to see that the world is very fascinating in its diversity and certainly worth exploring.

Development

The :more programme – the way to support the whole person development

The :more activities develop the all-round personality of each student, discover talents, support the community and bring pleasure to the lives of individuals and to the school. It supports all kinds of creativity, which is very often the key element for developing a young person into a self-confident and balanced adult.

The :more programme also brings such elements into the school life, which are crucial for building good community based on functioning relationships.

The :more programme is therefore directly connected with our pastoral care, as the tutor helps a tutee to identify areas that need to be developed, very often the activities help students to overcome difficult time in their life. At the end of the school year tutors reflect how a student has developed as a whole person throughout the school year thanks to the :more programme, the tutor’s guidance and above all, thanks to the student’s own initiatives.

Exploring

Presentation

PSME

Intellectual Extension

Students Initiative

Competition

ECA

Reflection

Life Skills

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The English College in Prague – Anglické gymnazium o.p.s. is a selective six-year English grammar school, which is also part of the Czech school system. In 1995 it became the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate in the Czech Republic and every year around 70 of our students take the full IB Diploma exams.

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