Bibó István Gimnázium is a secondary grammar school in the small southern Hungarian town of Kiskunhalas. It was founded in 1995. Bibó has around 40 teachers and about 520 pupils, who attend school for either four or six years. At the age of 18 all students take final examinations and an average of 90% are admitted to higher education. There is a total of 16 form groups. Pupils come not only from Kiskunhalas, but also from many surrounding towns and villages – some travel over 25 km every day, while others stay in student hostels during the week.

The school building, which is surrounded by a well-kept garden, is very modern. It has two large rooms for IT, special classrooms for foreign languages and laboratories for the science subjects, as well as a library, an atmospheric main hall, a technical studio, a dining room and a well-equipped gymnasium. Students have the chance to learn several foreign languages – English, German, French, Italian, Russian and Latin. They have five lessons a week in their main language and three in their second. Our institution has published many books written by its pupils, including monographs, poetry and English-language short stories.

Celebrations and special events, held either in the main hall or in the gym, brighten the school year. In between the Year Opening and Closing Ceremonies there are numerous colourful programmes, for example the Freshers’ Ball; the School-Leavers’ Ball; The School-Leaving Ceremony; the ’Guest Room’, a special display of students’ artwork; the Christmas Party; the Bibó Cup international handball competition; commemorations of all the important dates in Hungarian history; a concert for Christmas, and the ’Bibó Café’, an evening of musical entertainment hosted by one of the 12th years. Among other prizes which it has received, in 2002 Bibó was awarded the title ’Hungarian School of the Year’. Its motto is ’Exempla Docent’, i.e. ’Examples Teach.’

In our school our aim is to educate students who declare themselves to be truely “bibós” teenagers (members of the Bibó School community) following and cherishing our traditions, having and creating a rich image of their future, who are compassionate, tolerant and conflict-taking, who are able to live a meaningful life because they are able to choose real values. There are two main features playing important roles in our practice. One of them is applying inclusion, that is collaboration between people with handicaps and talented students, the other one is consciously developing the skills of the talented . Talent is not a permanent personality characteristics and it is determined by several external and internal factors, we identify, support and develop these favourable abilities.
Our teachers’ expertise and personality are important determinants in developing talent skills. The role of peers is also a great help in unfolding the sports talent of the players in the school handball team.

The development of foreign language talents is greatly facilitated by the daily personal contact with foreign exchange students and teachers of AFS and Rotary, who attend our school for several months or a whole academic year, and twice a year we organize exchange programmes with our sister school in Kronach, Germany.
We emphasize the role of family support, too. We participated in a Talent Bridges Programme project which focused on the parent-student-teacher cooperation.
Our Talent Point is determined to take the role of coordinating the work of talented students, facilitate their participation, performance and appearance in competitions.
As a European Talent Point we will offer student exchange programmes, creative talent development, extracurricular (cross-curricular) sessions, web communication.