Lubāna Secondary School
There are different programmes of interest education: programmes of cultural education (folkdance collectives, choirs, ensembles, and drama society), sport (basketball, volleyball, soccer, and track-and-field athletics) and youth work (“Vanadzēni” youth group “Mēs un laiks” (“We and time”), 64th Lubāna Secondary School 4-H club), hobby groups for technical modelling, study of local history, woodworking and the German language, as well as an interest group that publishes school’s newspaper “Saldskābmaize” (“Sweet-and-sour bread”).
For many years the student folkdance collectives have achieved good results in dance competitions and have taken part in Latvian Youth Song and Dance Festivals in Riga. The students from forms 8, 9 and 10 do research works, which win awards in Vidzeme and Latgale region and on the national level. The school is proud of the achievements and awards that the students have won in interregional and national school subject competitions, as well as in cultural and sport events.
Already for several years the students have an opportunity to study marketing in the course “Be a leader!” Along with its sports hall and training hall, the school has become the sport centre of the municipality. It is also the centre of adult education, since it offers courses in computer expertise and foreign languages.
From September 7, 2013 until December 7, 2013 Lubāna Secondary School participates in the Lifelong Learning Program of the European Union „Comenius” subprogram „Individual Pupil Mobility”, from November 2013 until November May 2014 – in the „Comenius” subprogram „Comenius Assistantship” and from 2 January, 2013 until December 31, 2015 – in the project of the Education Development Center „Global Dimension in Social Science Subjects”.
Address: Krasta iela 6, Lubāna, Lubānas novads, Latvia, LV–4830
Phone: +371 64860862.
Home page: http://lubanasvidusskola.anazana.com/
Meirāni Kalpaka Primary School
The first primary school in Visagals (at that time in Meirāni parish of Cēsis district) was established by Voldemārs Lūsis in 1860. From 1892 to 1895 Oskars Kalpaks, the first Commander-in-Chief of Latvian armed forces, studied in the school. Summer 1940 after the arrival of the Red Army the school was deprived of Kalpaks name and his museum was destroyed. From 1946 to 1953 the prominent soloist of Latvian National Opera Jānis Zābers attended the school. In honour of him for more than 15 years the boys’ vocalist competition “The nightingales of the Aiviekste” is being organized in the school.
In 1992 the school regained its former title – Mairāni Kalpaka Primary School. In the school full attention is given to students’ patriotic upbringing by organizing various events in remembrance of Oskars Kalpaks.
In 2009 the “Meirānieši” society was established in the school. It carries out different projects in order to multiply opportunities for student and adult interest and leisure activities in Lubāna municipality.
In the academic year 2013/2014 the school employs 15 teachers. The school provides an opportunity to stay in the boarding facilities as well as a multiform education of interest. Meirāni Kalpaka Primary School has successfully participated in various projects and competitions both regional and national.
From 2010 to 2012 Meirāni Kalpaka Primary School was a participant in the multilateral school partnership project of “Comenius” - “Art is a mirror for everyone to see himself”. In 2013 the school joined the youth program “Cultural Heritage as an Exhortation for Future Generations” of the project NORDPLUS.
Address: "Skola", Meirānu ciems, Indrānu pagasts, Lubānas novads, Latvia, LV-4830
Phone: +371 64829636
Home page: http://www.meiranukalpakapsk.lv/
Lubāna pre-school education establishment “Rūķīši”
The establishment was established in October, 1979.
13 experienced teachers help the children to contribute self-formation, develop physical, intellectual and creative skills, care about their health and prepare them for future education. On a daily basis a teacher-speech therapist, a gym teacher and a music teacher busies the children. The acquired skills are even more developed in various activities - drawing, counting, music lessons as well as playing games, dressing up etc.
The employees of “Rūķīši” in co-operation with the parents of children have created a favorable environment for the development of children, their interests and creative self-expression. New training tools are purchased and the material base is updated regularly. Various events are organized for children and their parents: exhibitions, open days, afternoons of conversation, celebrations etc.
National holidays are celebrated in the pre-school education establishment, thereby creating patriotic feelings, respect for the national symbols and love to one’s hometown. In order to encourage children’s interest in sports, also sporting activities are organized. Our teachers are skillful actors and they use to play roles of the children’s favorite fairy tale characters. Thereby they try to teach them how to distinguish the good from the bad, and contribute the development of ethic feelings. The children also acquire drama. A pre-school dance group is also active in “Rūķīši”.
In May 2013 a teachers’ and parents’ association “Heart to Heart” (“No sirds uz sirdi”) was established. Together with the pensioners association “Hope” (“Cerība”) the project “Preservation and Popularization of the Cultural Heritage in Lubāna region and its surroundings” was carried out. In October 2013, by participating in the charity project “Good Works” (“Labie darbi”), “Rūķīši” received financial support for carrying out their desire – project “Creation of a sports field, play ground and recreation area in the pre-school education establishment “Rūķīši””.
Address: Brīvības iela 17, Lubāna, Lubānas novads, Latvia, LV-4830
Phone: +371 64807535
Lubāna Art School
Lubāna Art School is an accredited education institution of Lubāna municipality that started its activities on September 1st, 1995. It is a professionally orientated education institution where, after the lessons of general education, children aged 7 to 17 can learn drawing, painting, composition, ceramics and the basics of art language. It offers classes which contain both serious methodological work and the realization of childish and fantastic ideas. The school develops the child into a free, creative personality; it teaches how to accomplish various ideas and how to discern different art genres and styles. During the everyday work, the children not only draw and paint, but they also make dolls and move them into animation. There are 4 teachers in the school.
The pupils also participate in various art competitions and their works can be seen in exhibitions throughout Lubāna municipality. The students and teachers of the Art School are also creatively involved in the shaping of the visual look of the town. Further education courses for adults also take place in Lubāna Art School; the participants can acquire skills in felting, ceramics, glass painting, weaving and decoupage. The Art School offers a possibility for everyone to make their life more colourful and creative.
Address: Tilta iela 5, Lubānas novads, Latvia, LV–4830
Phone: +371 26633770