Kelme “Aukuras” basic school is a public school from a small town called Kelme in Lithuania. Pupils between 6-16 years old are taught at the school. There are 396 students in total at the school: 163 primary school pupils (age 6-10) and 233 students in the department of the basic school (age 10-16). There are 8 teachers in the primary school department and 34 teachers who teach pupils in the basic school department also there are 4 teachers who provide help to students who have special individual learning difficulties/needs, such as focusing, reading, writing, counting, pronouncing the sounds.
The vision of the school is the distinctive, modern and advancing school for everyone. Moreover, the school differs from other schools in the town of Kelme as it has been using the elements of Waldorf pedagogy methodology for pupils between 6-10 years old since 2011. It faces a schoolchild as an individually and stimulates his/her individual perfection by emphasizing his/her best abilities in each subject.
Additionally, the school provides early English and German teaching in order to develop an intelligent future citizen who will be able to communicate with people from all over the world. It also promotes pupils’ motivation to acknowledge other cultures, traditions, history. Moreover, it makes him/her a tolerant European who is able to make the individual, responsible and reasonable decisions.
Our school pays much attention to professional non-formal education as our children are from areas that are out of the town. Additionally we seek for a productive non-formal education that would motivate pupils and includes their friends or family members. We have got a great variety of non-formal education as it expands pupils; creativity as well as provides a possibility to socialize among their coeval.
There is an early foreign languages, English and German, teaching since the age of 7. During this process children become aware of other countries culture, traditions, history. The schoolchildren have an opportunity to increase their knowledge about European countries.
However, the school is an active participant in a national career coordinating area: meeting people from different professions, visiting various premises to improve the knowledge of the specific job, taking part in consulting about the professions.