Our Teachers

Martin Hoľko

Hi, my name is Martin and I consider myself truly fortunate, as for me, teaching is not only my profession, but also my life‘s mission... Not to mention, great fun!

I enjoy sports, traveling, history, a good sleep and making other people happy! The feeling of sharing my knowledge and experiences with my students is simply priceless.

I began my teaching carrier straight after finishing university and 10 years later, having spent seven years teaching at the gymnasium followed by three years at a primary school, I’m still enjoying it. Funnily enough, as a teacher, what I enjoy the most, are the excursions outside of the classroom and the school; where the learning is a combination of hands-on experience and fun. Having a lesson outside, maybe in a park or a historical part of the town-center, has always had a bit of magic to it. I have also been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work alongside third country nationals, where in addition to various activities we were also devoting time to teaching them the Slovak language.

Currently I am a part of the project that introduces and offers experiential learning (hands-on learning) workshops to various primary schools. I believe experiential and practical learning should be the at the very base of education and in all educational institutions. I believe individual subjects should overlap and complement each other as opposed to being taught in isolation.

Teaching of the Slovak language has, in comparison to other subjects, a great advantage in that it also includes the culture, history, geography, traditions and other whole wealth of information about our beautiful Slovakia.

Lenka Hanusová

Hi, my name is Lenka and I can honestly say that one of the greatest joys in my life is working with small children.

After graduating high school, I made the decision to continue my career in the field of education. Whilst studying biology and physics, I came to the realization that my heart was guiding me into pre-school education and for that reason I decided to start working in a kindergarten. During my 6 years practice, I was able to finish my university studies.

I am one of the lucky teachers for whom working with children is not only interesting, but also totally fulfilling! I feel that working with children is my life’s calling. I believe every child is unique and needs an individual approach. This is reflected in my practice with children; I strive to identify the uniqueness and individuality of each child and create an environment in which they can thrive. During my classes, I like discovering the beauty of the Slovak language through games, songs and poems. I love plays with puppets and dramatizing stories and fairy tales. The best reward for me is knowing my students are looking forward to my classes and seeing happy and contented smiles on their faces.

I look forward to meeting you and your little ones!

Lea Danihelová

My name is Lea. I am mother to three wonderful children and I’m also a qualified teacher. Being a lifelong learner I am always seeking for new ways to educate my students. Definitely, experience and formal qualifications are very important to us as educators, however I also hold the strong belief that personality also goes a long way in teaching.

Only a happy and contented person can raise happy and contented children. Only curious teachers are those that can awaken curiosity from within their students. Only loving teachers are able to create an atmosphere of love, cooperation and trust in their classrooms.

Being a person who is full of wonder, I always feel excited by life and my profession. It is this wonder and curiosity that allows me to transfer this enthusiasm to all of my students. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing children listening with their eyes lit up following me, their teacher, into a world of adventure, a journey of discovery and new ideas.

It is true to say that not all teachers have the answers to everything and no one teacher can be the source of all knowledge, therefore I also consider myself a fellow traveler, explorer, learner and inventor! I like to guide my students and accompany them. My aim is to inspire all of my students to study, discover new worlds though learning that will help them open new doors and afford them enduring discoveries.

My main objective as a teacher is to cheer and encourage the children when they are successful and to help, support and guide them when they really need it. In my classroom I want the children to learn meaningfully within an atmosphere of joy. I try to structure my lessons in a way that will help children to cooperate, enable them to share ideas, and to learn from each other.

Language is subject that fills me with wonder. It is fascinating that people are able to turn thoughts into words in order to communicate with one another. The Slovak language is closest to my heart because it is my mother tongue. It is a privilege to enable my students to understand all aspects of this beautiful language.

Slovakia, although modest in size, is another of my wonders. Even though I have traveled all around the world, Slovakia, its people, culture, nature, and history is where my heart lies. Slovakia is home. I am happy to share my love of Slovakia with each and every one of my students

Come and wonder!

Our Management Team

Marieta Gundová

School Director and Founder

Hi, my name is Marieta and here are few words that describe me: • Global citizen • Passionate Traveler • Business women • Linguist • Life-long learner • Designer • Mother

I was born in Slovakia but thanks to my parents and my carrier and passion for travelling, I have spent most of my life abroad.

Miriam Racekova

School Manager

Hi, my name is Miriam and above all I describe myself as a mother of a multilingual child. I am also a big fun and supporter of our school and as a result of this I spend my free time managing the school administration and coordinating the out-of-school activities, weekend gatherings, as well as our social media platforms and parent – school communication.

Zuzana Nicolaou

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Hi, My name is Zuzka. As 18 years old, I was admitted for studies of Medicine in Prague. New adventures brought me to Cyprus and instead of a doctor I became a businesswomen. I also met the love of my life and made this island my second home. However, even though that I live abroad for longer than in Slovakia, I am Slovak in my heart and I teach my children to feel the same!

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