Along the path in memory of Milke Šobar – Nataše

On Saturday, January 18th, 2020, pupils of the Milka Šobar – Nataše Elementary School set out on a hike to Gornje Laze. The path led us from Rožni Dol to the monument dedicated to the fallen soldiers in Gornje Laze. We also visited the home of the national heroine Milke Šobar – Nataše, where her great – grandson, Mr. Dušan Šmajdek, was waiting for us. He showed the students Milka’s home and explained why the monument in her honor stands there. We then stopped at her grave and lit a candle in her memory.

Defectologist’s Days 2020 in Belgrade

A group of teachers from Milke Šobar – Nataše Elementary School attended this year international meeting for special educators together with colleagues from Vipava and Grosuplje. The conference took place from 20th until 23rd of February in Belgrade.

At the three-day conference, we attended various lectures and workshops in the field of special pedagogy and were introduced to novelties and examples of good practice. We met again with some foreign experts and made some new contact. That is why we hope that we will continue to participate in similar lectures in the future as well.

Presentation of Milke Šobar-Nataše Inclusion Projects at an Internatinal Conference in Belgrade (Serbia)

At an International Conferences »Obrazovanje i socijalna zaštita dece i mladih iz socijalno osetljivih grupa« held last weekend in Belgrade, Matjaž Barič presented the school’s international inclusive projects (Video S-factor, Play with me, Video Inclusion, International Badminton Championships, Center for Professional AI, PDU Project…). During the presentation there was a lot of interests for cooperating with our school and excitement over the school’s cooperation with the regions primary schools in high school. We hope that we will continue to be so successful in our future projects.


Au revoir France, hello Slovenia!

On 22 November 2019, in the vicinity of Toulouse, France, an international project Erasmus + Dance Your Ability came to an end. Elementary School Milke Šobar – Nataše Črnomelj and schools from 8 other countries participated in an 11 daylong conference, in which the participants tried out different methods of dance therapy and learned the theory behind of all the different techniques. They also got to know the dishes, the dance culture of the participating country and the organizations they represent. Spending time and socializing with a blind participant and her guide dog gave everyone present an insight into the lives of the blind and the ways they adapt to an unfamiliar environment. During the conference a number of genuine friendships formed that we hope will further be upgraded with new international projects and student exchange.

Badminton National Championship

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, our school organized a national badminton championship for elementary schools for children with special needs for the tenth consecutive year. The competition took place at the sports halls of the High School Črnomelj. It was attended by 26 competitors from nine Slovenian elementary schools. The opening ceremony started with the Slovenian national anthem sung by one of our students, Roberta Hudak. The programme also included a number from the school choir and a vocal group DEVOJKE, composed of our school’s teachers. The head teacher of Milka Šobar Elementary School – Nataše, Matjaž Barič and deputy mayor of the municipality, Dubravko Cengija, welcomed everybody and officially opened the competition.


  1. Edonis Kabashi (Center Janeza Levca – OŠ Levstikov trg)
  2. Antonio Trajanovski (CUEV Strunjan)
  3. Bleron Berisha (CVIU Velenje)

Team results:

  1. CUEV Strunjan
  2. CVIU Velenje
  3. Center Janeza Levca

In parallel with the national competition, we also organized a traditional international competition, attended by schools from Tuzla (BiH), Niš (Serbia), Kotor (Montenegro), Varaždin (Croatia) and our school.

1. Resursni centar za sluh i govor – Kotor
2. Specialna škola sa domom učenika “Bubanj” – Niš
3. Centar za odgoj i obrazovanje Tomislav Špoljar – Varaždin


Medals, trophies in practical awards were presented by a representative of the Sport Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Boštjan Vintar

In addition, a special thank you to the sponsors in the donors who helped us execute the contest:

Krka, d. d., Novo mesto, A-SPRINT d.o.o., Kmečka hiša Bahor, RIC Bela Krajina, EKO-TERA, TERME KRKA, d. o. o., Novo mesto