July 20 – 31, 2020
Concidering the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in Croatia and globally, and following the recommendation of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, this year’s Little School of Croatian Language and Culture will not be held.
Although with best intentions we have already prepared the program adapted to the new situation, the health and safety of children and all other participants in the program are our priority.
The Little School in 2021 is planned to take place at July 19- 30, 2021. Candidates who have applied for this year’s school will have priority in enrollment. Detailed information will be known at the beginning of 2021.
Organiser: Croatian Heritage Foundation
Location: Novi Vinodolski
The Little School of Croatian Language and Culture has been staged without interruption since 1993 and has to date seen the participation of just under one and a half thousand children coming from over thirty countries. We crowned our twentieth anniversary with the publication of the book SPOMENAK, and our silver jubilee with an eponymous film Spomenak. You too can be a part of our big family. In the company of children your age and our cheerful trained teachers you will learn or improve your knowledge of Croatian language in our interesting daily workshops. And that`s just the beginning! Together we will embark on a journey through ancient Croatian history, talk to its heroes, stroll through magnificent landscapes nature blessed us with, meet interesting people, learn about the cultural legacy Croatian people have built and guarded for centuries.
In our Little School we will try the land and the sea with various sporting and other competitions, and in the evenings we will have fun dancing, singing and playing games. All this and many, many more happy moments in a safe, healthy and carefree environment supervised by experienced and reliable teachers.
See the video on the Little School created by the participants.
Igrajmo se Male škole (2018.)
Svi naj Male škole (2016.)
Velike tajne Male škole (2014.)
The program is intended for children and teenagers aged from 9 – 16 years of Croatian descent from around the world as well as for children of other nationalities-the present or future friends of Croatia.
Red Cross Children s Resort
• Novi Vinodolski is a coastal summer vacation spot rich with cultural history.
• Surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, the resort building stair-steps toward the sea with its terraces, and its well-maintained beaches are just a stroll away.
• Two or three (six-bed) rooms have a joint bathroom.
• The resort has a suitable space for working and socializing, TV and VCR, library, reading room, spacious terraces and gardens.
INDICATIVE SCHEDULE OF DAILY ACTIVITES (some changes are possible)
7:30/8:00 wakeeee up time!!!
9:00-10:30 morning activities
13:30-14:30 siesta (free time)
14:30-16:00 afternoon activities
16:00 snack time
16:15-19:00 sunbathing, sports/recreational activities
20:00–21:30 reposal/walk/games/sport/wisitig city/preparation for the evening events
21:30-22:30/23:00 entertainment-dancing, games…
22:30/23:00 getting ready to sleep
• 11 days in Children`s Resort (four daily meals)
• Expert staff
• Educational, sporting and recreational activities
• Learning material, equipment for workshops and activities
• Accident insurance for children (valid during transit and stay)
• Round-trip transportation Zagreb-Novi Vinodolski-Zagreb
The price: 300 €
1. Sending an application form
Once we have received your query, we will send you an application form. Please scan a completed and signed application form and send it via electronic mail to the e-address email@example.com, or by post to the following address: Hrvatska matica iseljenika / Croatian Heritage Foundation, Trg Stjepana Radića 3, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia/Hrvatska, or our fax number ++ 385 1 61 11 522. Registration and the receipt of application forms will run until all places are filled.
Once we have received the application form the applicant will be sent an invoice from the Croatian Heritage Foundation for the payment. Payment in amount of 300 € should be made no later than June 19, 2020. Participants shall pay all related bank fees. The applicant shall be officially registered for the School once the Croatian Heritage Foundation has received full payment.
NOTICE: If we have fewer than 25 applicants,the organizers reserve the right to cancel the program and refund the entire payment.
Departure from Zagreb – July 20, 2020 – afternoon
Return to Zagreb – July 31, 2020 – morning
Children are to arrive at the point of departure in the company of a parent or a person designated by their parent (with prior notification provided to the organiser in writing). Children are also to be received at the point of return by a parent or a person designated by their parent (with prior notification provided to the organiser in writing). The place and exact time of departure and return will be announced shortly before the School`s beginning.
INFORMATION FOR ORGANIZED GROUPS
REGISTRATION – the registration must be planned in time because the places in the School are limited.
PAYMENT – the way of payment will be arranged by the Croatian Heritage Foundation and organizers from other countries.
TIME AND PLACE OF ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE– will be arranged by the Croatian Heritage Foundation and organizers from other countries. Arrival in Zagreb is possible a day earlier. In that case the participants must pay for their accomodation in Zagreb.
GUIDES – we recommend a young, experienced and responsible person who is active in Croatian communities and has experience working with children and who is capable to participate in the Little School program.
INSTRUCTIONS – ADVICE – INFORMATION
Healthcare and children insurance
• We recommend that children take a basic health examination prior to their arrival in Croatia.
• All children must have health insurance for their stay in Croatia.
• Parents are kindly asked to send the necessary medical documentation for children with a history of health problems.
• Basic first aid is provided for at the facility and there is a community health centre in the immediate vicinity.
• During the transit and stay participants have insurance.
The School and camp`s staff will be looking after the children.
We kindly ask that all participants adhere to our rules and code of conduct.
We suggest that the children bring along:
pens, eraser, sharpener, crayons, brochures of their home towns, appropriate clothing and footwear (loafers, tennis shoes), windbreaker, rain coat/small umbrella, beach towel and personal towel, sun cap, adequately sun creame, toiletries, DVDs, portable musical instruments (guitar,recorder,etc.), games (cards, etc.).
For further information and an application form, please contact:
HRVATSKA MATICA ISELJENIKA
CROATIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Dept. of Education, Science and Sport
Lada Kanajet Šimić, prof.
Trg S. Radića 3, 10000 Zagreb, CROATIA
tel.: (+385 1) 61 15 116
fax.: (+385 1) 61 11 522