Croatian Association of Teachers of English

ZAGORJE BRANCH ELECTIONS REPORT

HUPE Zagorje elections were held on 13th September 2021 at an online meeting in Zoom. 

At the beginning of the meeting, the former branch president Gordana Bujanić Tretinjak gave a short report on the last two years. HUPE Zagorje held two meetings in the school year 2019/2020 before the Covid 19 pandemic led to lockdown and all the schools in the country were closed. That didn’t stop us, so HUPE Zagorje participated in organisation and carrying out the virtual meetings that the organisation held in 2020 and 2021. 

Currently, our branch has 45 members (out of which only 7 members haven’t renewed their membership – one retirement, three maternity leaves) and is growing every day. Out of the total number, 22 people participated in the meeting and took part in the voting. 

We had two candidates for the branch president for the first time in four years of our work: Valerija Smerekar from SŠ Krapina and Petra Gorički from SŠ Bedekovčina and SŠ Zabok. The ladies presented themselves and their vision for the future of the branch. Voting was held in Google forms, and Petra Gorički was voted the new branch president by winning 14 votes.

I wish to congratulate our new president and wish her many great LIVE meetings and a lot of fun in running our branch!

Also, thank you all for being part of our little Zagorje branch for these four years and sharing your ideas, enthusiasm and love for teaching English#sharingiscaring

HUPE Zagorje will continue to inspire and hopefully become a bigger branch in the future.

If you wish to join us, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gordana Bujanić Tretinjak

(former) HUPE Zagorje Branch President

The Third HUPE Rijeka Branch Meeting

Dear colleagues,

The third HUPE Rijeka Branch meeting will be held on 21 March 2020 (Saturday) at 10.30 a.m. at the Trsat Branch of the Rijeka City Library (Dvorana mladosti, Trg Viktora Bubnja 1).

Agenda:

  1. Marijana Petrović: Becoming test-wise

This will be a practical and easy-going workshop on testing. It will start with an overview of test types and types of tasks. Focusing on progress tests used in our classrooms, we will see a number of listening and reading items and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. Applying sound testing principles, we will work together on designing reading tests for our classrooms and leave the workshop with tasks we can use with our learners. As promised in the title, we will check our test-wiseness using a very unusual tool!

  1. AOB

If you’d like to attend the meeting, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 19 March 2020 (Thursday).

I’m looking forward to seeing you!

Kind regards,

Dario Abram
HUPE Rijeka Branch President

The third HUPE Karlovac Branch Meeting

Dear colleagues,

The second HUPE Karlovac Branch meeting will be held on 14 March 2020 (Saturday) at 10.00 a.m. at Mješovita industrijsko-obrtnička škola, Domobranska 2, Karlovac

Agenda:

  1. Dora Božanić Malić "Most definitely not a Valentine's day lesson“
  1. Razno

If you would like to attend please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 13 March 2020 (Friday afternoon).

I'm looking forward to seeing you!

Kind regards,

Marijana Smolčec
HUPE Karlovac Branch President

The Second HUPE Zagorje Branch Meeting

Dragi svi,

pozivam vas sve na 2. sastanak naše podružnice u ovoj školskoj godini, koji će se održati u prostorijama srednje škole Bedekovčina (Ljudevita Gaja 1, Bedekovčina - besplatan parking), u petak 14.2.2020. s početkom u 16 sati i dnevnim redom kako slijedi:

  1. Melinda Tupek: OLD FASHIONED) GAMES IN THE ESL CLASSROOM
    What constitutes a game? Why use games in English class? How and when can I use games in my class? These questions will be discussed and a wide variety of traditional classroom games will be explored. Handouts will be provided.
    Melinda Tupek is originally from Canada and has almost 30 years of experience teaching primary pupils. She has been a primary English  teacher in Croatia for the past 16 years.
  2. Barbara Hanjilec: A wee talk on Northern Ireland
    A workshop on culture and how to bring it closer to your students.
    Barbara Hanjilec is our colleague from ŠUDIGO Zabok with tons of experience and great ideas as always.
  3. Gordana Bujanić Tretinjak: WHYs and HOWs​ of making short videos in the classroom
    A workshop on putting students' mobiles to good use - teach them how to make video materials. ​Motivate them to activate their creativity,​ ​their knowledge​, ​and ​their skills ​by using their phones...​
  4. HUPE news - Conference and buses
  5. AOB​

​Očekuje vas dobro društvo kolega, ugodna atmosfera, kava, sokovi i keksi!

Molim prijavite svoj dolazak na This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. najkasnije do 13.2. kako bismo lakše planirali i proveli edukaciju.

Veselim vam se!​

Gordana Bujanić Tretinjak, prof.
HUPE Zagorje branch president
Srednja škola Bedekovčina

The second HUPE Osijek Branch

Dear colleagues,

The second HUPE Osijek Branch meeting will be held on 1 February 2020 (Saturday) at 9.00 a.m. at the American Corner Osijek ( European avenue 24, Osijek). 

Agenda:

  1. Marinela Boras - eTwinning projekti u redovitoj nastavi u sklopu kurikularne reforme (Škole za život)
  1. Alenka Taslak - Microsoft in Education
  1. Razno

If you would like to attend please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 January 2020 (Thursday).

I'm looking forward to seeing you!

Kind regards,

Kornelije Juranić
HUPE Osijek Branch President

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