HUNGARY Budenz József Primary and Secondary School
Budenz József Primary and Secondary School is situated in the green belt of the second district on the hily Buda aide of the Danube.Carrying on the traditions of the Labanc Primary School founded in 1897,it has been operating in a compound of an old and a new building (the latter one was constructed in 1984). In 1996 a grammar school section was added to the primary classes.
The school boasts excellent educational facilities and a highly motivated staff providing a total of 650 children, and 50 teachers.
The 13 years during which childrenattend our school offer different forms of education ranging from teaching entire classes to working in small groups, in pairs or individually, according to each pupil’s special interests.Children are also given the opportunity to attend extra curriculum classes,such as preparatory courses for secondary/university studies as well as for contests in different subjects, computer related activities, music, drama, pottery, puppet making, sports (floorball.basketball,handball).
The school specialises in foreign languages, particularly in English and German, both taught from their very first year at school.From the seventh year they start learning the second foreign language. All the languages are studied in small groups.
In our school a great emphasis is put on lower primary school education, as it is the first four years that are to provide pupils with a firm basis for any further studies (literature, natural science, computer-related subjects). At he end of the eight year children intending to pursue their studies in our grammar school can do so, and they are requested to specialise in Hungarian Literature and Grammar or in Mathematics, and also in the two foreign languages.
In the first year of secondary school students learn English in 12 lessons a week. The aim of this is to improve their English knowledge and to help them prepare for the intermediate language exam. From the second year they are taught English in 5 lessons a week.