im. Bartosza Głowackiego
THE END OF A SCHOOL YEAR
On 24th June, there was a solemn academy organized to end the school year 2015/2016. Many students were given awards in such categories as: students with the highest grades, laureates in various competitions and contests etc. What is more, a special guest visited our school - it was Władysław Zawiślak, who is the so-called "harcmistrz" (highest scout instructor rank in Poland). You can see it in the photos.
THE END OF A SCHOOL YEAR - 3RD-CLASS STUDENTS
On 26rd June, there was a solemn academy organized to say goodbye to 3rd-class students. Many students were given awards in such categories as: the best student, laureates in various competitions and contests etc. After the school's ceremony, a school disco was organized. We will definitely miss our 3rd-class students. It was a time of both joy and sadness. You can see it in the photos.
THE BEST FOOTBALL TEAM
Boys from our school won the first place in a football competition organized by District 1 - Old Town and municipal Police in Kraków.
From 23rd May till 17th June our school will take part in a BIKE CHALLENGE which is the final event of STARS project. 54 people from our school, including our headmistress, teachers and caretaker, have joined the challenge. They have to report that they commute to school via bikes (there is a special website devoted to this). There will also be plenty of other challenges so we hope that our school will be the best!
CITY GAME "A WAY TO INDEPENDENT POLAND"
W On 25th May, students from our school took part in a contest "History of Kraków during the Great War. City Game." organized by Pedagogical Library in Kraków and Board of Education. Students from our school had to possess knowledge from various history aspects, such as Kraków Fortress, patriotic organizations in Kraków, everyday life in the city etc. Having possessed such knowledge, our students won the contest! Congratulations.
LANGUAGE WORKSHOPS IN GOETHE-INSTITUT, KRAKÓW
On 13th May, a group of students from DSD I class took part in language workshops in Goethe-Institut. They had a change to practise their German while playing various language games.
A DAFFODIL TRAM 2016
On 12th May, a group of our students raised money for an action called "A Daffodil Tram" organized by St. Lazarus Hospice in Kraków. Volunteers collected money in trams, everyone who donated was given an artificial daffodil and a leaflet. People showed enormous interest in the action and donated a lot of money. Our students were delighted that they could help those in need. You can see it in the photos.
POLISH CONSTITUTIONS – COMPETITION
Due to 225th anniversary of The Third May Constitution, a contest “Polish Constitutions” was organized at our school. The knowledge of Polish history was tested. We would like to congratulate:
1st prize Emilia Młodzianowska kl. III A
2nd prize Aleksandra Sochacka kl. III A
3rd prize Alicja Zawadzińska kl. II E and Dawid Matusik kl. II C
PLAYS IN VARIOUS LANGUAGES - A REVIEW IN "KUŹNIA" CLUB
On 27th April, a group of students from DSD I class took part in a review organized by "Kuźnia" club in Kraków. They presented a play entitled: "At the vegetable stall" by Jan Brzechwa (a Polish poet and author known for writing especially for children). It was a great opportunity to practice German. You can see it in the photos.
"KRAKÓW IS READING BOOKS"
On 13th May, a group of students took part in event "Kraków is reading books" organized by Public Library in Kraków. They got a closer look at Agatha Christie and her books. Apart from that, they solved a quiz connected with "The twelve labours of Hercules". Jakub Struzik /IIA/ won the first prize, while Oliwia Figut /IIA/ and Irmina Ściężor /IIA/ won second prizes.
STUDENTS FROM SIEGTAL-GYMNASIUM IN EITORF (GERMANY) AT OUR SCHOOL
From 5th till 12th May, students from Siegtal-Gymnasium visited our school for the fourth time. It was again the time of learning about Polish culture (they participated in dancing lessons), history (they took a stroll around the city and visited the most important sites), and hospitality (they lived in Polish families). Apart from attending various lessons at our school, they also went on a trip to Zakopane. It was a time for integration for both Polish and German students. Our students had a chance to practise and polish their German. You can see it in the photos.
SCHOOL'S ATHLETICS LEAGUE
As part of Kraków Youth Contest, on 19th May an athletic competition for school teams took place. Our male team won the second prize, and hence they are promoted to the regional competition
15th PZU CRACOVIA MARATHON
On 15th May, more than 27 students from our school took part as volounteers in the 15th PZU Cracovia Marathon. They gave contestants the so-called starting package. Students showed their involvement and ability to work in a group. You can see it in the photos.
LANGUAGE WORKSHOPS IN SPAIN
From 23rd to 30th April students who learn Spanish went to language workshops in Salamanca, Spain. Salamanca is sometimes referred to as the city of Spanish language, Spanish Athens or even small Spanish Rome. Students participated in various lessons prepared by Mester School in Salamanca. Apart from learning Spanish in Mester, they lived in Spanish families where they had a chance to practice language and try some traditional dishes, such as paella or tortilla. After lessons, students were sightseeing the city, which is well-known for buildings in plateresque style (characterized by ornate decorative facades covered with floral designs, chandeliers, festoons, fantastic creatures and all sorts of configurations). Students also went on a trip to Segovia and Avila. You can see it in the photos.
GERMAN LESSON AT SECONDARY SCHOOL
On 25th May, students, who learn German and want to pass DSD I exam, took part in a German lesson organized by the 8th Secondary School in Kraków. Students had a chance to collaborate with students from that school. You can see it in the photos.
7TH PLACE IN THE 10 x 1000 RELAY IN MAŁOPOLSKA PROVINCE!
On 22nd April, boys from our school won 7th place in the 10 x 1000 relay that took place in Nowy Targ.
MASS BIKE RIDE
On 23rd April, there was Schools' Mass Bike Ride organized. There were about 480 bikers, among them were also students from our school. That event was part of the "Stars" project, which aims at encouraging students to travel to school by bike. What is more, students had a chance to meet new people. Apart from that a play prepared by students from 2A class "RoWeo and Julia", which is a story about Romeo and Juliet who use bikes, was awarded honourable mention. You can see it in the photos.
CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS FOR GIMNAZJUM STUDENTS
On 13th April, students from our school won 2nd place in cross-country relay in Kraków and fought their way through to the provincial final. There were above 20 teams so congratulations to our team! You can see it in the photos.
JAN WACHTER - a German-speaking assistant in DSD I classes
/school year 2016/2017/
We would like to inform that Jan Wachter will visit our school. He is a volounteer from Germany who will teach students preparing for DSD I exam. He comes to Poland as a part of the so-called "Kulturweit" program.
71st ANNIVERSARY OF LIBERATION FROM NATZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND PRISONS
On 11th April, at Rakowicki Cementery a celebration in honour of those liberated from Natzi concentration camps and prisons was held. People who survived those events were also present. Standard-bearers represented our school. You can see it in the photos.
"Project crocus" is an act of rememberance of all the children killed during the Second World War and the Holocaust. Yellow flowers resemble yellow Star of David, which the Jewish had to wear in countries occupied by German people. Crocuses symbolize new life and reviving hope, which never sinks into oblivion. In autumn, students from our school planted 377 flower bulbs to commemorate those who died during those times. You can see it in the photos.
THE OPEN DAY - GIMNAZJUM No. 7
On 9th April, there was an open day at our school. Both parents of 6th-class students and their children came to our school to take part in many events. Our students with their teachers prepared many attractions. The guests could the school's choir and watch some traditional dances. For those who like science, the teachers prepared many interesting workshops and scientific experiences. During that day, all the classrooms were open to the visitors so that everyone had the greatest opportunity to learn more about the school's life. Not only did students-to-be visit the school, but former pupils came there as well. You can see it in the photos and the film!
CONTEST FOR THE BEST DSD I CLASS
Our class, 2B, reached the semi-final in the contest for the best DSDI class in Kraków (German class). CONGRATULATIONS!
9th RECITATION CONTEST - POETRY OF JAN TWARDOWSKI
9th Recitation Contest organized by a community centre "Scout House" was finally ended. Two of our students were awarded honourable mentions (Jakub Stuzik and Marcin Plata / class 2A) and Julia Olszak from 2D won the first prize! Congratulations. You can see it in the photos.
THE DAY OF SCHOOL'S PATRON
" The Battle of Racławice was one of the first battles of the Polish Kościuszko Uprising against Russia. It was fought on 4 April 1794 near the village of Racławice in Lesser Poland. Lesser Poland fielded approximately 2,000 peasants armed with war scythes and pikes, known as kosynierzy, as well as 11 cannon. The outcome of the battle was a tactical Polish victory, with Kościuszko defeating the numerically inferior enemy. However, his forces were too small to undertake a successful pursuit, and the Corps of General Denisov evaded destruction and continued to operate in Lesser Poland. The victory was subsequently promoted in Poland as a major success and helped in spreading the Kościuszko Uprising to other areas of Poland and instigating the Warsaw Uprising of 1794. Also, the participation of peasant volunteers was seen by many as the starting point of the political evolution of Polish peasantry from serfs to equally entitled citizens of the nation. After the battle, Kościuszko paraded before his troops in a sukmana, a traditional attire worn in Lesser Poland, in honour of the bravery of the peasants, whose charge ensured the quick capture of the Russian artillery. He also praised Wojciech Bartosz Głowacki, a peasant who was the first to capture the cannon. He smothered its fuse with his hat before it fired. In return he received an award of nobility."
On the day of Racławice Battle, our school is celebrating the Day of school's patron - Bartosz Głowacki. You can see it in the photos.
A FIELD OF DAFFODILS 2016
On 19th and 20th March, students from our school took part in money collection for the St. Lazarus Hospice (The Society of Friends to People in Disease) in Cracow. 21 students collected money for those in need You can see it in the photos.
EASTER FOOD COLLECTION
From 11th - 13th March the Easter food collection was organized by a food bank (a non-profit, charitable organization that distributes food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger). 52 students from our school joined that charitable action. Our students encouraged people to give, e.g. dairy products , sweets to those in need. There was the best chance to show how philanthropic we are. You can see it in the photos.
FOREIGN POETRY CONTEST
On 15th Match, there was the final of foreign poetry contest that was held in the 20th secondary school in Kraków. The ceremony was interlard with the performance of Chinese students learning Polish. Kinga Zając, who recited "Die Entwickling der Menscheit" by Erich Kästner was awarded honourable mention. Congratulations! You can see it in the photos.
Traditionally, on 21st March, first- and second-class students presented short plays. Apart from presenting plays, students were obliged to prepare an invitation for that event. Modern adaptations of well-known plays, such as "Romeo and Juliet" were the most popular ones. We are very much appreciated to announce the results:
THE BEST PLAYS:
1st prize: "Lord of the Flies" /class 2C/
2nd prize (ex aequo): "The Princess and the Pea" /class 1C/ and "Romeo and Juliet" / class
3rd prize (ex aequo): "Romeo and Juliet - love from a playground" /class 2E/ and "A housemaid in love with a merchant" /class 2D/
"DIFFERENT NATURE OF KRAKÓW" - CONTEST
On 17th March, there was the 9th final of historical and IT contest "Different nature of Kraków". The contest was organized in the 11th secondary school in Kraków. Students had to make a Power Point presentation on the following topic: "History enchanted in the walls - treasures and history of Kraków museums". Two of our students, who made a presentation entitled "The gems of aeronatutics in the collection of Polish Aviation Museum", won the second place. You can see it in the photos.
EDUCATIONAL PROJECT - "AVIATION - YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW"
Every second-class student is obliged to prepare an educational project. One of the students chose the topic: "Aviation - yesterday, today, tomorrow". Hence, they invited Sławomir Żakowski, who is the brigadier general and master-class pilot. He has served in the Polish Air Force since 1987. In 2003, he got the title of the Pilot of the Year of the Air-and-Air Defence Forces. Students had a chance to get an insight into aviation and service in the army. You can see in the photos.
FOREIGH SONG FESTIVAL
On 5th March, some students from our school took part in the second edition of "Foreign Song Festival" that took place in the 21st secondary school. We would love to inform that we have some laureates.
• SPANISH SONG - Marta Soczyńska /3E/ 2nd place ("El Beso Del Final" Christina Aguilera)
• ENGLISH SONG - Natalia Kaczmarek /1A/ 3rd place ("Writings on the Wall" Sam Smith)
• Laura Lewicika /2D/ was awarded honourable mention ("Where is the Love?" Black Eyed Peas)
A FIELD OF DAFFODILS 2016
On 12th March, students from our school took part in money collection for the St. Lazarus Hospice (The Society of Friends to People in Disease) in Cracow. You can see it in the photos.
"Compost is a deposit for life"
On 11th March, a group of 15 students took part in a lecture "Compost is a deposit for life" organized in the Agriculture University in Kraków. Students had a chance to get to know more about how composting strengthens environment protection. You can see it in the photos.
10th ALL-POLAND FOOD COLLECTION - "YES, I CAN HELP"
From 4th - 5th March, there was all-Poland food collection organized by Caritas. Students had a chance to took part in that event. You can see it in the photos.
"WE ACT TOGETHER" PROJECT
On 29th February, representatives of the student government had a chance to present their project entitled "We act together" . The project was about recollection of teenagers and senior citizens' school years. Students had to cooperate with the elderly from whom they learnt many interesting things from their lives. You can see it in the photos.
Students took part in a project entitled: "Free Kraków - fight for freedom and nation unity" so as to commemorate the 170th anniversary of Kraków Uprising. Firstly, students had to take part in a debate with many 19th century prominent history experts. Then, he took part in the Oxford debate about the necessity of Kraków Uprising. You can see it in the photos.
SAFER INTERNET DAY - CyberSafe
Nowadays, Internet and new technologies are seen as inherent parts of our lives. According to the EU Kids Online II raport, almost 98% of Polish children (aged 9-16) uses Internet every day or almost every day. There are different purposes of Internet use. The aim of the Safer Internet Day (9th February) is to promote more conscious and responsible use of the Internet and its resources.
"BE FOCUSED ON GOOD" - A CAMPAIGN
On 19th February, first-class students took part in a project "Be focused on good" that not only encourages students to take part in various volunteering activities but it also makes them more sympathetic to people's suffering. You can see it in the photos.
"FRIENDS" - LITERARY CONTEST
We would like to inform that some of our students were awarded honourable mentions during the literary contest entitled "Friends" organized by St. Lazarus Hospice in Kraków.
Oliwia Figut /2A/ - won the first prize
Monika Trojan /3A/- was awarded honourable mention
18th MEETING OF CAROL SINGERS
On 12th January, there was the 18th meeting of carol singers held. During that meeting students had a chance to present their talents and repertoire. Students from our school won the first prize. This year, 23 groups of carol singers (almost 500 contestants) took part in that event. You can see it in the photos.
BADMINTON CONTEST FOR THE TEAMS FROM GIMNAZJUM
Both male and female teams from our school took part in badminton contest for students from Małopolska Province which was held on 5th February. They achieved great success, boys won the first place and that is why they were promoted to play in the finals.
THE MID-TERM RESUME
On 1st February, an assembly was called to sum up the results of students’ work. The headmaster rewarded the best classes and students with small gifts. We have many students who never missed their classes, and 27 students whose average ratings is above 5,00! You can see it in the photos.
KNOWLEDGE OF GREAT BRITAIN - CONTEST
On 12th January, the multimedia contest for primary school students about the knowledge of Great Britain was held at our school. The contest was organized by English and IT teachers from our school and was acclaimed and supported by such sponsors as Chief Education Officers in Kraków (Kuratorium Oświaty w Krakowie), Cinema City (a cinema chain), Oxford University Press, Pearson Education and Museum of Municipal Engineering in Kraków. Students had to solve different multimedia questions available in an e-learning platform - Moodle. There were 57 students from 19 primary schools from Małopolska Province who took part in that competition. Congratulations for the winners! You can see it in the photos.
PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AT OUR SCHOOL
An open day for 6th-class students from various primary schools was organized at our school. It was an occasion to promote Gymnasium No. 7. Attractions included: performance of the school’s choir, funny plays prepared by our students and many more. You can see it in the photos.
The choice of gymnasium is the first important decision to be made by 6th-class students that is why Gymnasium No. 7 is the best choice! !!
70th ANNIVERSARY OF DĄBIE PACYFICATION
On 10th January, the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Dąbie pacification was organized. On 15th January, 1945 The Nazis entered Dąbie where they arrested and killed lots of people. The perpetrators were never judged. To commemorate that event, our students took part in a mess and visited Rakowicki Cemetery for a calling of a roll of honour. Apart from that wreaths were laid at a monument devoted to all the victims. You can see it in the photos.
"A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
Published in 1843, "A Christmas Carol" is still popular worldwide. It tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by ghosts. The story was presented to our students during an annual meeting before Christmas. Apart from that, school's choir sang some famous carols. You can see it in the photos.
9th ALL-POLAND FOOD COLLECTION - "YES, I HELP"
On 11th - 12th December, students from our school collected food for the poor families from Dąbie district (Gimnazjum No. 7 is situated there). The action was a part of the all-Poland collection of food organized by Caritas. Our students managed to gather a lot of dairy products which they shared with the poor. Thank you for your support. You can see it in the photos.
"CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION"
In December, in various shopping centers, a group of our students collected food for families in need. They encouraged customers to share food with those who try to make their ends meet. Our volunteers managed to collect plenty of food, thank you. It is also important to mention that 5th December was the International Volounteer Day. You can see it in the photos.
INTERNATIONAL ART CONTEST - " MY PLACE"
On 27th November, in one of libraries /Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna w Krakowie/, there was the preview of competition works. One of our students /Daniel Krawczyk, 3rd class/ won and was given an award. You can see it in the photos
A RESUME OF KRAKÓW YOUTH CONTEST 2014/15
On 1st December, in the City Council there was the resume of Kraków Youth Contest 2014/15. Our school won the 7th place, namely, girls won the 8th place while boys the 4th one. Congratulations
ANNIVERSARY OF THE NOVEMBER UPRISING
On 30th November at Rakowicki Cementery there was a celebration commemorating the 185th anniversary of the November Uprising. The most important events and people (Piotr Wysocki, Emilia Plater) were reminded. Students from our school also took part in that event. They paid tribute to all the victims. You can see it in the photos.
Zakopane - 2015
From 21st to 22nd November, 3rd-class students went on a trip to Zakopane. They had a chance to see the most important spots there, including the Witkacy Theatre and Kościeliska Valley. In the Witkacy Theatre they saw a surrealistic play "Tuum est" and met actors who acted there. You can see it in the photos.
27TH EDICTION OF THE PROJECT "YOUTH REMEMBERS"
On 11th November, on the market square in Kraków, the 27th edition of "Youth Remembers" project was organized. 23 students from our school took part in that event. They were given patriotic songbooks and flags.
PATRIOTIC EVENT AT SCHOOL
11th November 1918 is one of the best known date in the Polish history. It is the national day celebrated in Poland to commemorate the anniversary of the restoration of Poland's sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic. On 10th November our school organized the so-called "Patriotic Event" during which students had a chance to sing patriotic songs with school's choir. Songs were interwoven with some interesting facts from history. You can see it in the photos.
HEALTH PROGRAMME - WORKSHOPS
On 6th November, there was a lecture about Human papillomavirus (HPV) organized. Students had a chance to get to know more about the possible ways of going down with this virus and the ways of protection. They were told that prevention is better than cure. You can see it in the photos.
On 30th October, students who took part in the Book Fair were asked to appear in the school's library where they were given gifts (new interesting books). You can see it in the photos.
19th INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR IN KRAKÓW
From 22nd till 25th October there was the 19th International Book Fair in Kraków organized. More than 60 000 people visited that venue. Among them were our students who were spellbound by the variety of books. You can see it in the photos.
97th ANNIVERSARY OF KRAKÓW LIBERATION
This year is devoled to the 97th annoversary of Kraków liberation from the partitioners. So as to commemorate that event, on 29th October, there was a historical adaptation organized on the market square. First-class students had a chance to take part in that event. You can see it in the photos.
A LECTURE in PHYSICS in the Faculty of Physics
Astronomy and Applied Computer Science
Third-class students attended a lecture devoted to physics. They were shown multifarious experiments and were provided with a lot of necessary information needed for their exams. These lectures are one of the best ways to learn physics in a comprehensive and understandable way. You can see it in the photos.
SECOND PZU CRACOVIA MARATHON
More than 40 students from our school took part as volounteers in Second PZU Cracovia Marathon. They gave contestants the so-called starting package. Students showed their involvement and ability to work in a group. You can see it in the photos.
A TRIP TO LITHUANIA !!!
On 4th October, third-class students went on a trip to Lithuania (the former part of Poland). They visited various interesting places such as Troki, Wilno, Pożajście and Kiejdan. Not only had students a chance to try traditional Lithuanian dishes, but they also learn more about Lithuanian history and culture. You can see it in the photos.
THE SOLEMN OATH OF FIRST-CLASS STUDENTS
On 14th October, which is known as the Day of the Commission of National Education, first-class students swore an oath and were admitted to Gimnazjum No. 7. They promised to work on their self-development, to develop their talents and to represent our school with dignity. Third-class representatives warmly greeted the first-class students and gave them symbolical gifts. You can see it in the photos.
PROJECT STARS - Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition for Schools
This year our school has become involved in a European project called "Stars". The aim of this project is to travel to school on a bike so as not to pollute the environment. Students will also participate in various training workshops. If you are interested in learning more about this project, visit this website: starseurope.org
MONEY COLLECTION DURING GARDEN FAIR
On 4th October, our students took part in money collection during Garden Fair in Kraków. Students were raising money for the Hospice of St. Lazarus.They managed to collect a lot of money. Thank you for participation. You can see it in the photos.
XI 11TH AUTUMN FETE
The 11th Autumn Fete organized by Gimnazjum No 7 has come to an end. Thanks to the
diverse programme and beautiful shiny weather, students (future, present and our graduates),
their parents and fans of our school came to celebrate the 11th Autumn Fete. We were
entertained by performances of both the Gimnazjum No 7 and its choir. Apart from that
students enjoyed various dances aimed at greater integration.
Games and matches held at the school field and garden also attracted people’s attention. One could take part in various competitions (sweets were given for the winners!). Apart from the entertainment, everyone could try mouth-watering dishes( grilled sausages and the so-called “bigos” – stewed dish made of sauerkraut and/or fresh cabbage, meat and mushroom) at our culinary stand. You can see it in the photos.
"Share Your Meal"
On 25th September, 2015 a group of teenagers from our school took part in the 12th all- Poland collection of food for the undernourished children. There was plenty work to do, ranging from giving out leaflets to collecting and packing food from people who donated. Together with other volounteers in Poland, our students managed to raise tons of food!
We would like to thank all the volounteers !!!
PARTNER SCHOOL - SIEGTAL-GYMNASIUM IN EITORF
In September, a group of third-class and secon-class students, who are preparing for DSDI exam, visited German partner school – Siegtal-Gymnasium in Eitorf. During those amazing six days, our students got to know the everyday lives of their German colleagues, mostly because they stayed overnight at their houses.! Not only were our students attending lessons, but they also were sightseeing Cologne, watching football matches and playing mini-golf. It was the best opportunity for our students to practice German. You can see it in the photos. You can see it in the photos.
AN ELECTION TO STUDENTS' COUNCIL
On 25th September, there was an election to Students' Council. Representatives from various classes were doing their best to present their views and promises. Other students had a chance to choose a person they liked the most. You can see it in the photos.
"HEALTHY BREATH" - AN ECOLOGICAL PROJECT
This year, students became a part of the so-called "Healthy Breath" (an ecological project which aims at getting to know better the quality of air and checking the level of influence of pollution. Students, during this project, are going to take part in various workshops, lectures concerning the mentioned issues. You can see it in the photos.
76th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1st September, is celebrated as the beginning of a school year, but is should also be remembered that 76 years ago the Second World War started. In Rakowicki Cemetery there was a special event organized to commemorate those who participated in that war. A group of our students took part in that event. You can see it in the photos.
THE SOLEMN BEGINNING OF A SCHOOL YEAR 2015/2016
The school year 2015/2016 has already begun and ended the carefree days of summer holidays. Now, it is high time to come back to school and meet new challenges. On 1st September the headmaster of Gimnazjum 7 warmly greeted new as well as present students and teachers. Not only did the headmaster mention the school duties, but she also encouraged students to work on their self-improvement. You can see it in the photos.