Trnovo Primary school is a urban school located very close to the center of Ljubljana. It is a modern school with aprox. 670 pupils and 85 employees. Connected with many partners all around the world it enables pupils and teachers to learn and teach in intercultural environment.

Our mission, vision and values

Our Mission

The development of every individual into a strong, self-confident, respectful and educated person, capable of responding to the challenges of our present time and space.

Our Vision

We are a school of hearty values and excellence for creating equal possibilities for students and teachers in our country, Europe and the world.

Our Values

Heartiness. Knowledge. Tolerance. Responsibility. Safety.


School in the past

The school has a very long tradition, since 1778 when the Emperess Maria Therese decided to start a school in Trnovo. Each pupil had to give some money to the teacher and if the children hadn't gone to school regularly parents had to pay a higher fee.

Pupils had 11 lessons per week in the first class and 14 lessons in the second and the third class. They were learning German, Mathematics, Grammar, Translation form German to Slovene and viceverse. Pupils had to go to school for six years till they were 12 years old.

110 pupils attended the school in 1787 and only 74 in 1853. After the Second World War the number of pupils rose and a new school had to be built in 1961.


School today

Trnovo Primary School is a modern school in which the teachers use many different methods of teaching: team teaching, project work, individualisation and differentiation, jingsaw, cooperative learning, using ICT,.... The staff is opened to new ideas, technology and people.

Approx. 670 students go to our school. They are 6 to 15 years old and divided in 27 different classes. The obligatory subjects are: Slovenian, Mathematics, Geography, Biology, English, Physics, Chemistry, History, Ethics, Music, Art, Craft, Physical Education, Home Economics, Technical Education.

Pupils have up to 28 lessons per week. They can attend many other activities according to their interest. They can learn English,French, Italian, Spanish and German. There can do different things during many after school activities to join: sing in school choirs, play chess, play muppets, paint, learn more about history, ecology, biology, computers, physics, astronomy, logic. They can also do all sorts of sports: biking, basketball, football, volleyball, karate, athletics, tennis and learn modern and standard dances and more and more.

Many shows and open activities are organized during each school year. Once a year our school organizes a thematic open-door day when all our work is presented to parents and community.In the school year 2011/12 the school will celebrate the 50th anniversary.

The pupils and their teachers invite many famous writers and poets and other artists to perform for our students. Our choirs take part in many different perfomances. Our students compete in foreign languages, mathematics, physics, geography, computer sciences, logics and all sorts of sports.

Our moto is "All different, but all important", so we try to help each student to find the best way to knowledge and we try to help them  them to grow in a healthy and strong young personalities.



mag. Đulijana Juričić, the head
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Tel. 01/420 13 350

Mateja Zalaznik, the head assistant
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Advisory service:
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About our country and town

We are in Slovenia,

a beautiful country in the Central Europe with 2,100.000 population. It has a picturesque countryside with many  forests, small cities of interesting history and hospitable people. Its northern part, the Alpine region, is ideal for trekking, climbing and skiing, and in the south-west there is the Adriatic Sea. The two regoins are just 200 km apart.


 in Ljubljana,

the capital of Slovenia, the heart of political, economic, cultural, student and scientific life of the Slovene nation, which the inhabitants have described as a "city of human dimension". Although it has only about 280.000 inhabitants and thus one of the smaller or medium sized European cities, it has everything which cities of a million boast, as well as being the national and republic center.

Beside the archaeological remains from the time of Roman Emona, buildings and artefacts with a tinge of Italian and Austrian artistic style and the work of domestic architects who gave the town an original Slovene image, there are also many things, which tell of past and present cultural history.



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Đulijana Juričič, for the project team




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