CONGRATULATIONS to Savremena’s students: Eight students accepted to join Petnica

Petnica Science Centre is one of the leading institutions fostering talents and knowledge of students, and the students from Savremena Gimnazija and International School Savremena will have the honour to become a part of this project.

As many as eight students – Milica Petronijević, Jovana Jocić, Lucija Drakulović, Ivona Rambosek, Sofija Škaro, Ivan Filip Kovačević, Aleksandar Mara and Vojin Trivanović – owing to their knowledge, academic success, and wide range of interests and talents, succeeded in becoming participants at the winter seminar of the Petnica Science Centre.

A long tradition of supporting young talents

Petnica Science Centre was founded in 1982 on the initiative of a group of young researchers, teachers and students who were unsatisfied with the educational practices of that time, but also with the way in which groups of young scientists were formed. Very quickly, it became the centre of innovative scientific education and talent support, and its reputation is acknowledged throughout Europe.

During more than three decades of its operation and development, Petnica has successfully organised over 3500 courses, camps and seminars with more than 50000 young participants, and this figure will go even higher in 2018, with Savremena’s students joining the group of promising young scientists.

Versatile programmes for both students and teachers

Petnica offers professional development opportunities to primary and secondary school students, university students and teachers.

The eight elected Savremena’s students will have an opportunity to attend a very intensive programme of lectures, discussions and practice during the winter seminar.


In lavishly equipped study rooms and laboratories, located in the vicinity of Valjevo, they are going to enrich their knowledge about archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, as well as other natural sciences.

Congratulations to Milica, Jovana, Lucija, Ivona, Sofija, Ivan, Aleksandar and Vojin on this great success they accomplished by being chosen to become a part of this big, important and prestigious project.  

We are certain that they will use this opportunity in the best possible way, learn a lot of new things, develop their logic and critical thinking, exchange knowledge and experience with other participants and represent our school in the best possible light.

Contemporary in any sense of the word, our school offers functional knowledge and quality preparation for tertiary education in Serbia and abroad. Implementing modern and creative teaching in the classroom, where the teachers’ pedagogy and students’ performance are aligned with the highest academic standards for the high-school finals, our school develops linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, cultural, technical and ICT competence, which is a prerequisite for further education and professional development. Teaching is supported by the interactive whiteboards and educational software, whereas practice exercises research and critical thinking.