Aleksandar Zaplatić at state geography competition

Aleksandar Zaplatić, Savremena’s year 11 student, secured his place at the next, state round of competition by achieving remarkable results at this year’s regional geography competition. In a tough competition of more than a hundred students, Aleksandar managed to earn 73 points and find his place among the best young geographers in Serbia. Competition host…

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“English without borders” – Savremena’s students take part in the International HIPPO Competition

On Saturday, 4 March, Savremena’s students participated in the International HIPPO English Language Competition. Particularly remarkable were the results of Selena Žarković, Teodora Jovanović, Tijana Vučetić, Victoria Belušević and Vuk Kovačević, who showed excellent knowledge of English and qualified for the semi-finals of the competition. Fantastic Five for the semi-finals In a tough competition where…

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A great start of the competition season: Noticeable results at the municipal Geography competition

On Saturday, 25 February, seven Savremena’s students participated in the municipal Geography competition, and each of them managed to pass to the regional competition, once again making Savremena International School proud. Devotion and support as the tickets for success Geography teacher Ivan Matejić continuously motivated the students during the preparation period and was their biggest…

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The magic continues: Savremena’s students take “A Midwinter Night’s Dream” on the road

The characters of Shakespeare’s plays came to life thanks to a performance given by Savremena’s students. Romeo, Juliet, Hamlet, Ophelia, Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Puck, fairies and witches stepped on the stage of the “United Nations” elementary school on Thursday, 23 February, and left its students speechless. Savremena’s students had been practising diligently for months in…

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Perseverance leads Savremena’s futsal team to the semifinals of the municipal tournament

On 24 January, Savremena’s futsal team took part in the municipal football championship, held at the “Vračar” Sports Centre, and, despite tough competition secured its place in the semifinals. The team consisting of Boško Meštrović, Andrija Džambazović, Goran Lončar, Ognjen Tadić, Bogdan Veličković, Jovan Maksimović, Filip Simić, Đorđe Taševski, Pavle Stanić and Luka Ljubiša, once…

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A truly different ending to 2016

The last school day of the previous year was truly different for Savremena’s students. Together with their teachers, they participated in some unusual activities to mark the ending of 2016 and welcomed the eagerly awaited holidays. The day began with a conversation between the students and their class teachers. They summed up their views of…

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Savremena’s students visit the Science Festival

On Saturday, 17 December, Savremena’s students had the opportunity to explore new worlds and witness mysteries being revealed at this year’s Science Festival, held under the slogan Čista desetka (Serbian for top-notch, A1). This year, the Science Festival once again took place at Belgrade Fair, where visitors experienced real magic of science. Plenty of opportunities…

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Savremena’s students attend lectures on STDs

Each year on 1 December, World AIDS Day events take place all over the globe; for this occasion, Savremena International School provided its students with an opportunity to become better informed about this, as well as numerous other sexually transmitted diseases. Being informed about HIV as the best protection Saša Božović, a doctor at the…

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‘’All We Need Is Love’’ performed at “Pavle Savić” Primary School

On Wednesday, 16 November, Savremena’s students performed their play ‘’All We Need Is Love’’ for their friends, the students of “Pavle Savić” Primary School in Belgrade. The show, which Savremena’s students brought to perfection through rehearsals and performances, received an excellent reaction from the audience. The talented students, members of the performing arts club and…

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Another sporting achievement for Savremena’s students!

Savremena International School’s women’s volleyball team comprising Tamara Polić, Natalija Bulatović, Lea Denić, Anđela Adžić, Miona Tofilovski, Ana Jeremić, Ana Vujović, Ivana Todorović, Natalija Stanković and Tijana Vučetić, won the third place in the municipal competition on Friday, 4 November! A battle full of suspense Regardless of the strong competition from the Third Belgrade Gymnasium…

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New Sporting Achievements by Savremena’s Students

Savremena’s football team returned with bronze medals, following the competition held on 26 October, in which Belgrade’s private schools competed in sporting events. A team that wins despite all obstacles Despite a severe competition, Savremena’s students, who participated in the competition for the first time, showed that they foster a true sporting spirit and have…

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ISS band’s performance at LINK2job employment fair

Savremena takes pride in its students and their talents, and rightfully so, as was confirmed once more by the performance of the school’s band SG Team (vocals: Nikola Kuzmanović, guitar: Viktor Đurić, bass: Aleksandar Kosanović, drums: Petar Radenković-Živković) at this year’s LINK2job employment fair. On Friday, 14 October, Hotel Yugoslavia was the gathering spot for…

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A truly different beginning of the school year

This September, Savremena International School marked the beginning of a new school year in an even more exciting way than last year. New students, together with older and more experienced students, enjoyed the formal reception and interesting games, thus cheerfully starting the year ready for the quest for new academic achievements. At the entrance to…

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Healthy eating for better learning

Mental food, the researchers find, has a lot to do with real food. The strength of the evidence collected by the experts in children’s nutrition is quite convincing: beyond doubt, healthy eating positively affects not only the students’ academic success, but also their attitude towards learning, and their behaviour in general. Eating well brings about…

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New Savremena school year begins

After the summer spent unwinding and having fun, Savremena International School’s students are eagerly anticipating the beginning of a new school year at Savremena. The countdown to the launch of another Savremena school year is ending; the welcome reception for the students is scheduled for Thursday, 1 September, as follows: the first year of National…

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The difference between love and being in love

The English word love comes from the Old English word lufu meaning deep affection. The word lufu is linked to the Old Frisian word luve, Old German luba and the Gothic lubo. The Indo-European root comes from the Latin lubet meaning pleasant, and lubido meaning desire. In the beginning, in English-speaking areas, the word love…

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Responsibility and assertive communication

The word assertive comes from English and it cannot be translated to Serbian as one word, because assertive means: self-confident, confident, determined. The closest translation would be samopouzdanost and the willingness to stand up for oneself. Assertiveness refers to the devotion to one’s rights in a way that respects others, their standpoint and their feelings.…

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Exam anxiety – anxiety in knowledge assessment tests

In modern society, people encounter various evaluative situations on a daily basis. With respect to the course of formal education, before enrolling in primary school, children are subjected to a school maturity assessment, followed by daily evaluations of their abilities, cognitive capacities, talents and acquired skills. As the children grow older, the number of requirements…

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Working in groups

The competencies that students need today in order to successfully enter the world of further education and employment include much more than simply learning loads of facts. The education we receive at school is supposed to serve as a foundation for lifelong learning, which can only be achieved if students are actively included in the…

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How to evaluate my work?

When thinking about teaching, the question that arises is how aware we are as to what we are actually doing in class and what kind of effect it has on the students? If we assume that we conveyed to the students exactly what we had planned, we approach our work in a non-critical manner. If…

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