Each class also welcomes a few students who are facing special challenges and need a safe and accepting environment. Classes of only 15 kids enable mutual trust and personal attention. The school includes afternoon club activities so that the time spent in the school environment is much longer than in regular secondary institutions.
Teachers and other staff of the school are there to pass on Catholic values and to motivate, inspire and teach the students. This is achieved through the academic curriculum, of course, but also because the whole project is designed to guide them in their human and spiritual growth.
Last September, a new school Principal, Mgr. Luboš Hošek, joined Nativity. When asked why he chose to get involved in this particular school, he answered: “Why? I have only taught here for a short time, but I can clearly see that the children here are different. I like the fact that they react differently mainly in their relationships with the teachers. The kids’ ways of being reflect their
understanding that the teachers strive to offer them not only academic skills but also a deeper, friendly relationship. Many of the students consider one of their teachers as a mentor.”
It is worth mentioning that the Principal of the school starts each one of his days with this simple prayer: ‘Jesus, may You be the Principal of this school’. He encourages other teachers to pray in the same way.”
[Photos by František Ingr - Člověk a víra Association]