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Municipality Dobrinj - School
The elementary private school which was opened in Dobrinj in 1841 by the priest Antun Kirinčić in his household, represents the beginning of an organized education in Dobrinjstina. Before that, only rare individuals who had material opportunities could afford to their children an education which could only be gained outside the island. Illiterate population, the analphabets, prevailed. By opening the school, Kirinčić completely transformed the educational image of Dobrinjstina. The following year, the school gained public importance and soon elementary schools started opening also in other places in Dobrinjstina: in Polje in 1885, in Kras in 1903, in Gabonjin in 1907, in Sužan in 1912 and in Rasopasno in 1921. For a short period from 1941 to 1943 the schools were temporarily active in Šilo and Klimno.

At first called elementary, and later the primary school which was opened in Dobrinj by Antun Kirinčić, is the only one which has been continuously active, while the other educational institutions in Dobrinjstina gradually closed down. Unfortunately, as a result of social changes, in the mid 1970s Dobrinjstina lost the eight-year primary school, and from that year on, after finishing four grades of primary education the children continue their schooling in Vrbnik or Malinska.
School in Dobrinj

As the construction works on the new school building in Dobrinj, it can be expected that the new school, fully conformed to the contemporary educational standards, would in near future assume the role of complete primary-school education, and that Dobrinjstina would finally be given back the eight-year school.
Kindergarten in Polje

Dr. Ivan Črnčić (b. Polje, 1830 - d. Rome, 1897), the first academician from the island of Krk, experienced early in his childhood what it means to be denied the possibility and availability of education. Therefore he allocated a rather large sum of his money for the opening of an educational institution in his native village. For this purpose, he chose a house at the town center, right by the church, which served as a primary school until 1976. Even by closing the school, which caused revolt of the town-inhabitants, this building never lost its original purpose; indeed, it ceased being the school, but it opened its door to preschoolers. The nursery was opened in Septembers 1976, with Jasenka Frković as its first teacher. During the Croatian Homeland War, the nursery school in Polje opened its door to children who, by a combination of tragic circumstances, fleeing from the aggressor, found themselves in Dobrinjstina.Today, the nursery takes care of about twenty children a year, which raises the same problem year after year - the lack of room on account of legally prescribed enrollment quotas.

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Općina Dobrinj
Dobrinj 103, 51514 Dobrinj

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Katastarska površina: 55,05 km2
Broj stalnih stanovnika: 2.023
Broj kućanstava: 891

Stambene jedinice: 4.422
Stanovi za stalno stanovanje: 1564
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