General Upper Secondary School and Veterinary Technician School is located in a pleasant area of Mestni Log in Ljubljana. Besides modern, well-equipped classrooms and science laboratories, the school also boasts a new library, kitchen with a spacious dining room and a new sports hall.
A number of activities and projects with which we are entering the Slovenian and European community enrich life and work at the school. We are known for providing interesting sports (rowing, hockey, juggling), many different multi-day activities (horseback riding, cycling, skiing and cross-course weekends), natural science camps and other diverse extra-curricular activities.
Our goal is to adequately prepare students for real life and future challenges after they have successfully completed the Matura Examination. An effective cooperation between parents and the school is an important part of our practice and an indispensable factor of success.
1. GENERAL UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL (General upper-secondary education - 4 years)
The emphasis of General Upper Secondary School is primarily on natural sciences, such as biology, chemistry, biotechnology and microbiology. Therefore, it provides students with a superb basis for further studies in the area of natural sciences. Learning modules in this programme are:
- LABORATORY WORK
2. THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROGRAMME (Technical upper-secondary education - 4 years)
The Veterinary Technician Programme is designed to provide students with a vocation and allows them to pursue further studies at vocational colleges upon the successful completion of the Vocational Matura Examination (a school-leaving examination giving a candidate technical education). However, students may also continue their education at the Veterinary Faculty once they have successfully completed the Matura Examination (a school-leaving examination at the end of the four-year secondary education) with chemistry as an additional compulsory subject.
Practical lessons complement theoretical courses and encompass an important part of the curriculum. The lessons include skills regarding the care for healthy and sick animals and technical-veterinary nursing activities in terms of veterinary assistance. During the first three years, practical lessons are carried out at school, at the animal shelter, at the zoo and at a cattle farm. In the final year the students have work-placement at veterinary clinics one day per week. The students must show their practical skills as part of the Matura Examination according to PEPAS system (Pan European Practical Assessment system for veterinary nurses).
- ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS
- LABORATORY WORK IN VETERINARY MEDICINE
- ANIMAL CARE
- VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY:
- FIRST AID
- ANIMAL SURGERY
- PRACTICAL WORK