Admission

Avenor College is a selective school that uses a holistic approach in the assessment of each student. The admission process includes core subject tests and meetings with our coordinators and counselors. 

The next examination session will take place on August 24, 2021.

Getting to know new families joining our community is an important part of the admissions process. Admission meetings last about an hour and during this period, when access to our campus is limited, meetings are held online.

Schedule an admission meeting

Information about the admission session on August 24

In order to join the Avenor community on September 1st, when the 2021-2022 school year begins, we invite you to participate in the admission session scheduled for August 24.

This session is for all students who are aiming for a place in one of our classes at school or high school (1 – 12).

The first step in registering for the admission session is to fill in the application form. You will then be contacted to set up an admission meeting where we will discuss your child’s individual learning pathway. 

If you are interested in our nursery, please contact Oana Fotino, oana.fotino@avenor.ro

Information on applying to Avenor College
at any time of the school year

Nursery Primary School Middle School High School

Admission to Nursery groups:

  • Children must be between 2 and 4 years old on or before September 1st
  • We enrol children at the age of 2 years old until December 31 in the same school year only if there are places available at the Reception Green.
  • Children younger than 2 years old (on December 31st) will be enrolled in the following school year.

Admission to Reception groups:

  • Children must be between 4 and 5 years old on or before September 1st.

Admission to Year One groups:

  • Children must be between 5 and 6 years old on or before September 1st.

1. Nursery School Tour

Set up a tour with the nursery school office by filling in the online inquiry form. You will receive basic school information at that time and be able to see the nursery school facilities and ask questions.

2. Children visit the nursery

Children due to start school are invited to visit the school with their parents beforehand, so that they can familiarise themselves with the classroom, the activities and meet the teaching staff.

3. Fill in the Registration Form and sign the Schooling Contract

4. Submit the other required documents (parents’ or guardians’ ID, birth certificate of the child, photo/video agreement form, medical documents)

5. Pay the registration fees

Steps of the admission process:

  • Familiarise yourself with the educational offer: visit each section of our site, depending on the targeted schooling cycle (nursery, school, high school)
  • Completing the inquiry form
  • Parents’ meeting with the Admission Manager (clarifying the school offer, other particular aspects, etc.)
  • Payment of the application fee
  • Providing the documents requested by the Admission Manager (eg: transcripts from the current school, recommendation letter)
  • The child goes through the admission process (tests, meetings)
  • Completing the registration form and signing the Schooling Contract
  • Payment of registration fees
  • Submitting the necessary documents (the identity document of the parents or tutor, the birth certificate of the child, the photo / video agreement form, medical documents)

Admission tests for Primary School:

Assessment in Romanian, Mathematics and English

Steps of the admission process:

  • Familiarise yourself with the educational offer: visit each section of our site, depending on the targeted schooling cycle (nursery, school, high school)
  • Completing the inquiry form
  • Parents’ meeting with the Admission Manager (clarifying the school offer, other particular aspects, etc.)
  • Payment of the application fee (after establishing the visit for the admission tests)
  • Providing the documents requested by the Admission Manager (eg: transcripts from the current school, recommendation letter)
  • The child goes through the admission process (tests, meetings)
  • Completing the registration form and signing the Schooling Contract
  • Payment of registration fees
  • Submitting the necessary documents (the identity document of the parents or tutor, the birth certificate of the child, the photo / video agreement form, medical documents)

Admission tests for Middle School:

Grades 5 and 6: assessment in Romanian, Mathematics and English

Grades 7 and 8: assessment in Romanian, Mathematics, English and a second foreign language

Steps of the admission process:

  • Familiarise yourself with the educational offer: visit each section of our site, depending on the targeted schooling cycle (nursery, school, high school)
  • Completing the inquiry form
  • Parents’ meeting with the Admission Manager (clarifying the school offer, other particular aspects, etc.)
  • Payment of the application fee (after establishing the visit for the admission tests)
  • Providing the documents requested by the Admission Manager (eg: transcripts from the current school, recommendation letter)
  • The child goes through the admission process (tests, meetings)
  • Completing the registration form and signing the Schooling Contract
  • Payment of registration fees
  • Submitting the necessary documents (the identity document of the parents or tutor, the birth certificate of the child, the photo / video agreement form, medical documents)

Admission tests for High School:

Grade 9: assessment in Mathematics, English, Second Foreign Language. In addition, students go through an interview.

Grades 10 – 12: the assessments will be established in each case.

Apply online

Inquiry form for Nursery

Inquiry form for School

Inquiry form for High School

Have you decided yet?

Our admission team is at your disposal for personalised advice on the most appropriate educational path for your child.

Raluca Tarcea

Admissions & Communication Manager

Oana Fotino

Office & Admissions
Manager

Frequently asked questions

Nursery School and High School

Avenor Nursery has been accredited since June 2011.

Avenor students can transfer or continue their studies in our school or any other school (public or private) that operates legally in the Romanian educational system.

In 2018 Avenor Nursery also became successfully accredited as a British School Overseas (BSO), following a rigorous inspection. The report can be found on our site.

For Nursery, the main language for teaching is English (both Romanian and native teachers).

Avenor Nursery runs according to the Early Years Foundation Stage sets of teaching and learning standards and Statutory Framework for Y1 and the language that we use is English. Our core group of teachers are very good English speakers, and children also receive lessons with a native English teacher. The educational philosophy is based on the unique child approach. 

Children learn through “structured play”, which means that most of the activities in Nursery and Reception are perceived by children as playing, however this is not just a random play, it is one where the activities are selected and organised so that children achieve the educational objectives in a pleasant and effortless way.

We accept children as young as 2 years old. Potty training is not a requirement; we actually assist children and advise parents through this process.

  • Online Registration form, Enrolment Request form, GDPR form;
  • Schooling contract;
  • Copies of the parents’ identification documents;
  • Copy of the child’s birth certificate;
  • Medical file (Avenor Medical Record, medical certificate from the paediatrician (aviz epidemiologic), medical certificate for joining colectivity (adeverință de intrare în colectivitate) and a vaccination record.
  • For a better nursery school to home coordination, we kindly ask that every child bring a school bag containing at least: 

    • The morning snack;
    • One complete change of clothes which has to be checked every day;
    • Nappies, wet wipes (if necessary);
    • Sun lotion and hats for the summer;
    • Gloves and ski equipment during wintertime;
    • Equipment for rainy days (raincoat and wellies).

    There is no need for a towel, since we only use disposable paper towels in order to ensure we have the best hygiene practices. 

    At the entrance in the nursery school, the child will need to change into slippers with the child’s name written on them. Every Monday, the children registered for the afternoon program need to bring pyjamas. On Fridays, they will be sent home to be washed.

From time to time, “accidents” may happen. Children tend to become very involved in what they do and forget to go to the toilet until the last moment. We don’t make a big deal of it, but we reassure them that incidents like this can occur and we explain how they need to deal with them: “In the future, maybe we should go earlier to the toilet in order to avoid this from happening again”. Please ensure that each child has in his school bag one complete change of clothes.

We have a well thought-out induction procedure, aimed at helping children adjust to school at their own pace. Before the beginning of a new school year, the parents of the children who are joining our community for the first time are invited to an individual meeting with the class teachers in order to discuss the appropriate steps for the adjustment period.

It is a gradual process that involves increasing the time the child spends in school from one day to the next. If a child cannot be convinced to keep quiet or calm down, we will call you right away on the emergency telephone number you’ll be asked to give us before you leave.

At the beginning of every year, during the first parent teacher meeting, the class teachers will explain the steps of the learning process according to each age group. our child’s main educator will also send information about the general theme (which is followed for 4 weeks) as well as the educational objectives, including specific activities for different developmental areas which can be further explored at home.

At the end of the day, one of the class teachers will offer feedback about the child’s day and can also make recommendations.

Every week the class teachers have an allocated time for Parent – Teacher Consultations and parents can make an appointment to discuss any concerns they may have with regards to their child’s education.

In the registration form, besides other contact numbers, an emergency telephone number will be required. If a child gets sick the parent will be contacted on the emergency number to come and take the child from the nursery school.

We are a nursery that believes that any sensorial experiences have an essential role in the development process of every child. Daily, we use various types of glue, colours, materials and substances as well as the children having access to all different types of equipment with varying consistencies to allow for an educational and enjoyable learning environment. Children are encouraged to wear aprons during the activities, but this doesn’t mean that they will not stain their clothes. That’s why we advise to dress children in plain, practical clothes, so that they can fully enjoy all this range of activities.

During the initial period of adjustment, a child can bring a “comfort toy”, which can help during this time. Generally, we discourage children from bringing toys, jewellery or any other objects into the nursery school, because these can be lost or damaged.

Food restrictions, or any allergies, will be written in the medical file completed by the paediatrician and forwarded to the medical staff. The weekly menu can be found on the Avenor website and is updated every Friday in order to be checked by the parents and inform us about the possible changes. Sometimes we might call the parents and ask for their advice regarding some foods that the child might be allowed to eat or not.

The transition out of diapers depends on a certain degree of independence that children reach in their own time. The nursery school accepts this as a normal part of the child’s personal, social and emotional development. At the same time, we encourage a consistent communication with the home environment, essential to help the child go through this whole process.

Children starting nursery school for the first time normally need a gradual adjustment period. The adjustment process depends both on the child’s and the parents’ attitude. On a case by case basis, after talking to you and observing the child, our teachers can recommend whether the child should start on a short program and increase it gradually, or whether they can begin with a normal schedule.

Our teachers constantly observe how children learn and keep track of these observations. According to these observations which includes the child’s attendance, the teacher will be able to apply diagnostic and evaluative assignments in order to test and progress your child. When giving feedback to children, teachers take great care of the manner they express themselves, avoiding firm negative criticism, in order to not affect the child’s confidence and creativity. However, teachers will give constructive criticism where necessary in order to guide the learner towards greater future achievement.

At Avenor we encourage behavior for learning (any type of behavior that promotes learning, such as: asking lots of questions, exploring all of the areas of experience, getting involved in activities, investigating, keeping on trying, making mistakes, offering feedback, asking for help)

Some of the tools that we use to encourage behavior for learning and manage behaviour in Avenor Nursery are:

– Positive Verbal Feedback.

– Class Rules.

– Star of the Week.

– Show and Tell. 

– Classroom encouragement systems (with age – appropriate steps options, such as, outstanding, excellent effort, good day, ready to learn, make better choices, teacher’s choice).

Another method we use to empower children to think about the consequences of their actions is “stop and think”. The child has to stop from any activity and discuss face-to-face either with the teacher or with the counsellor about “the incident” – not in a certain place, not with a certain person, so that the child does not associate the person or the place with the idea of “punishment”.

Yes, Avenor Nursery offers online sessions. There will be situations which will impose staying at home for long periods of time (minimum 2 weeks) throughout the year, e.g.: isolation – Covid related, official lockdown decided by the authorities, long term recovery times after accidents, long term isolation/recovery for serious medical affections etc. For all the above situations children will have the option to benefit from a distance learning programme including: online zoom sessions according to the schedule as well as an Individual Learning Pack with resources sent home, individual Zoom meetings (based on teachers availability), as well as co-curricular synchronous learning with on-site and online children.

The maximum class size in school is 16.

The maximum class size in High School is 18.

English is the language of instruction in the Nursery.

English and Romanian are both used in School, both Primary and Middle School.

English is the instruction language in High School.

All current students go through the re-enrollment process in March. New enrolments can be made at any time throughout the year depending on the availability of the places in school. If there are no seats available, your child will be placed on the waiting list, and the application for registration will be considered after the completion of the re-registration process.

At Avenor we offer fresh lunches and snacks that are cooked by our professional chefs every day, using only carefully selected ingredients. Lunch has an additional cost.

Avenor College does not offer boarding facilities.

All our students in School and High School wear a uniform. Students in the Nursery do not wear a uniform. The uniform has an additional cost.

Transport is offered, for students in School and High School, either from home (depending on the location) or from specific pick-up points in the city. The transport has an additional cost.

Avenor College offers a multitude of clubs that expand learning opportunities. The clubs cover the time interval 15:00 – 17:00. All clubs until 16:00 are included in our offer. All clubs after 16:00 o’clock have an additional cost.

Our students receive homework starting with 7 years old (first grade). We believe that individual time for study is important and should complete the time a child spends in school studying. Important skills are developed during homework such as independence and time management.

Our graduates have the option to choose either universities in the UK, Europe, or the United States or to continue their studies at a Romanian university. The Avenor diploma offers access to universities all over the world.

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