Sînpaul commune is 25km from Cluj-Napoca, at the border with Sălaj county, and we practice hillside agriculture. 55% of locals are farmers, 5% are employed at various firms, 36% are retired, 1% have disabilities, and 3% are out of the country. People are usually healthy, there are however some problems with rheumatic and heart diseases, especially for senior citizens. Our commune is a small economic power, with some stores, some bars, an oil press, 3 farms and a golf course. Villagers are preoccupied with ensuring an income and a standard of living, cultivating the land and gathering medicinal plants, snails, mushrooms, flowers, etc. An issue in the community is the lack of jobs, as some new firms would be necessary to ensure them.
We collaborate with World Vision Foundation and New Horizons Foundation, as European funding obtained through projects is extremely important for us. At every meeting, school management tries to learn the problems of the community, in an understanding, tolerant and reciprocally supportive relationship. The school offers meeting spaces to the community, for events organized by the town hall, local council, and citizens. Sînpaul School requires foreign funds through project writing, in order to solve communal problems. We could also benefit from the building of a sports center, a gym, a playground at the kindergarten, some auxiliary spaces and a school attic. We need a Communal Cultural Centre, where members of the community can meet, to better understand the importance of the school, to underline and uphold local traditions, and to spend free time. Our vision: “We educate today for tomorrow’s society”. “Ioan Alexandru” Middle school Sînpaul gives each student the chance to further their native qualities and to shape their personality, under the guidance of teachers devoted to the educational act.
Our mission: “Efficiency – Quality – Professionalism”
“Ioan Alexandru” Middle school Sînpaul is a resource and education center aimed at the community, in the context of the inclusive European space that Romania belongs to, where our students will evolve. Therefore, we focus on helping students discover their potential, that they can competently, creatively, and flexibly use, in order to adapt to the requirements of a dynamic, ever-changing society.
Core values of the school
Professional competency – an understanding of the field of education, openness towards continuous learning and development, quality assurance, and a pursue of excellency.
Responsibility – law upholding, problem handling, and a responsible ownership of our activities and their consequences.
Efficient communication – optimal communication of useful information.
Dignity – respect and consideration towards students, parents, teachers, and staff.
Integrity – fairness and honesty towards the beneficiaries of education.