We are delighted to announce that the Slovene Ministry of Education, Science and Sport has confirmed the recognition of the programme at the British International School of Ljubljana in accordance with the Law on the Implementation of International Programmes in Education. Parents in Slovenia have a constitutional duty to educate their children until at least the age of 14, and it is generally expected that, for Slovene children, this will take place in the local Primary school. However, whilst it would be wrong to say that any one system of education is better than another, it is well understood that not all education systems are right for all students. Where there is a choice available, parents should be able to choose what is the most appropriate educational programme for their children. This choice was finally legitimised in 2016, with the Law on the Implementation of International Programmes in Education (Url. RS 46/2016, or ZIMPVI), enabling international schools in Slovenia to be registered with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport. Following the process of applying for this registration, on Monday 5 June 2017, the British International School of Ljubljana finally received the decree from the Ministry that the school’s programme had been officially recognised and the school registered. This brings many positive outcomes for our school, our students and their families. The most obvious and significant one being an end to the practice of ‘home-schooling’ for our Slovene primary school students. BISL students come from more than 30 different nationalities, but about 40% are from Slovenia. This recognition will help BISL to sustain its enrolment of Slovene students, ensuring the stability and security which allows our school to focus on delivering and continuously enhancing our educational programme for the benefit of our students.
Our member SRC is celebrating its 30 years anniversary since they rebooted their first computer and set the foundation of the company which is now the biggest IT company in Slovenia. They prepared a birthday celebration for their partners and employees with music band Aorta, which is made up to their employees.