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The Open Gate Primary School teaches under the Opening the Gates educational program, which promotes the students’ all-round development.
You can learn about the news at Open Gate in the journals written by the Grammar School students and the Primary School pupils and teachers.
This year we have combined three of our excellent student journals/newspapers into one exciting professional newspaper.
The OG Chronicle, typically a place for the English department to showcase the best of student writing and classroom happenings, has shifted into a professional, news-focused format where student volunteers write peer-chosen article topics, submit it to their student editors who then submit it to their staff editors, and then participate in a peer editing process before it goes off for professional printing in Prague. The OG Chronicle has been a part of OG for nine years, and each year we push to increase the quality and applicability of this paper. We hope you will agree that this is our best year yet. Please enjoy reading our unique, English language, student-written newspaper by clicking on the link here.
Another exciting change to our student publications this year is that the OG NOTes has joined our newspaper! For the last five years, OG NOTes has been the successful three-language journal in our foreign language department and, while their content is still produced in the foreign language classes, they’ve joined in printing with The OG Chronicle. This means we have one entire newspaper section written in French, Spanish, and German – an incredible feat by grammar school students!
Which meant that the natural conclusion to this exciting endeavor was to invite the Czech language department’s KrOGnika to join in our printed version as well. The KrOGnika, in its second year of production, showcases the best of student work and unique topics coming out of the Czech department.
With our powerful and unified new layout, our fantastic graphics, and interesting, purpose-written stories, The OG Chronicle/OG NOTes/KrOGnika make for one fantastic student newspaper. We encourage you to read it cover to cover and see if you agree!
The primary school newsletter klíčenka keeps pupils and teachers up to date about current events in our primary school. This means the various activities that take place, but also about those that are going to happen. You can find children's artwork, their reports and other interesting articles there.
Alumni and University
In 2009 the first graduates left Open Gate. They were accepted to universities in the Czech Republic (i.e. Charles' University or Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague) and the world. Each year, about a half of the students choose to study abroad. The countries of interest are Great Britain (i.e. London Metropolitan University or University of St Andrews), the United States (i.e. Yale University or Columbia University), Switzerland (Universität Zürich), Spain (European University, Barcelona) or Italy (Bocconi School Milano).
Most students choose from a number of universities to which they have been accepted.
“It is our aim at Open Gate to provide all the conditions for our students to graduate and leave the school as well-rounded young people who are ready to face life with not only their intellectual but also their social and emotional sides fully developed. This mission is also fulfilled by a wide range of extracurricular activities available for our students at the school premisses.”
The school campus is modern and richly equipped. There is the theatre hall, the ceramics, textile, wood and metal workshops, art studio, the school farm with horses, goats and sheep, mini ZOO with exotic fauna and flora, indoor swimming pool, music and recording studio, outdoor and indoor sport facilities.
The Kellner Family Foundation
The Kellner Family Foundation's main goal is to support education. Since its conception, The Foundations has expended significant resources to help hundreds of children and young people whose path to education would have been very difficult otherwise.
Since 2002, Renáta and Petr Kellner have actively support gifted children and young people from socially disadvantaged areas. In 2002, they started to run the Educa Foundation designed to support students at Open Gate boarding school. Gradually however, the Foundation broadened its focus and began to support university students in the Czech Republic and abroad. In 2011, the Educa Foundation merged with The Kellner Family Foundation which overtook all of its existing projects.
Support for education is The Kellner Family Foundation’s core, but not the only, activity. It also dedicates efforts to the renewal of the philanthropic traditions and cultural heritage in the Czech Republic.