im. Bartosza Głowackiego
On 24th September, a group of first-class students had a chance to play mini-golf. They spent a great time together, playing golf and watching a show prepared by an illusionist. After this exhausting game, students grilled some sausages. You can see it in the photos.
THE SOLEMN OATH OF FIRST-CLASS STUDENTS
On 14th October 2014, 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. The first-class students, in turn, sang songs and told poems. You can see it in the photos.
"SHARE YOUR MEAL 2014"
Students from Gimnazjum 7 are very keen on taking part in various volunteer actions. Hence, on 3rd October, a group of students become engaged in all-Poland food collection for the poor. Our students managed to obtain plenty of food. It was also the best way to show how sympathetic they are. Thank you for your support.
A TRIP TO NIEPOŁOMICE
On 2nd October, a group of first-class students went to Niepołomice. They were taking a stroll round Niepołomice Forest and also saw a castle in Niepołomice. Apart from that they took part in workshops in planetarium, where they learnt some interesting facts about the Universe. You can see it in the photos.
A TRIP TO LITHUANIA
On 18th September, 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 10TH AUTUMN FETE
On 4th October, there was the 10th Autumn Fete organized at our school. Students and their parents had a chance to, e.g. take part in various sport competitions, listen to our school's choir and try delicious dishes. It was the best way to meet with teachers, and get to know school's tradition. You can see it in the photos.
STUDENTS' EXCHANGE WITH BLESSED EDWARD OLDCORNE CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN WORCESTER
From 19th till 26th September, a group of our students went to Worcester. They went to a school there and slept in British families. The central theme of that exchange was Shakespeare (450th anniversary). Our students prepared scenes from "Romeo and Juliet", while students from England prepared an interpretation of "A Midsummer's Night Dream". Our students took part also in workshops organized by Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford upon Avon. Apart from that they visited London and Warwick. It was an unforgettable experience both for students and for their English colleagues. You can see it in the photos.
URBAN GAME - ROYAL WORDS
On 27th September, students from our school took part in an urban game in which there were supposed to solve riddles prepared by various institutions (e.g. British Council, Cervantes Institute, Goethe Institute). The riddles were in English, Spanish, Italian and German. It was the best chance to practice languages and learn some interesting facts about some countries. Students had a great time there. You can see in the photos.
THE NIGHT OF SCIENTISTS - 2014 2014
On 26th September, a group of students took part in the Night of Scientists in which they were acquainted with many experiments. They had a chance to look closer into the issues from Physics and Chemistry. You can see it in the photos.
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF SOVIET AGGRESSION AGAINST POLAND
On 17th September, students from our school took part in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Soviet aggression on Poland. You can see it in the photos.
PARTNER SCHOOL - SIEGTAL-GYMNASIUM IN EITORF
September 8 to 14, a group of third-class students, who are preparing for DSDI exam, visited German partner school – Siegtal-Gymnasium in Eitorf. It was the second time our students visited our German friends. 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. It was the best opportunity for our students to practice German. You can see it in the photos.
MOSAIC ON MOGILSKIE ROUNDABOUT
Students from our school decorated one of Krakow's roundabouts with a mosaic. This year the inspirations were works of Mehoffer, one of the best representatives of Young Poland (a modernist period in Polish visual arts, literature and music, covering roughly the years between 1890 and 1918). You can see it in the photos.
FUND-RAISING FOR ST. LAZARUS HOSPICE
On 6th,September, two students from our school took part in a fund-raising for St. Lazarus Hospice. They collected money during a football match between a team from one of Krakow churches and a team representing Kraków’s local government. It was a great day.
75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUTBREAK OF WW II
On 1st in Kraków. Our students participated in that event and paid tribute to all the dead soldiers. September, a patriotic ceremony was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
THE SOLEMN BEGINNING OF A SCHOOL YEAR 2014/2015
The school year 2014/2015 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 September 2 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.
THE END OF A SCHOOL YEAR - 3RD-CLASS STUDENTS
On 26th 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.
On 24th June, students had a chance to sell and buy textbooks. The most wanted were textbooks and workbooks of senior students. You can see it in the photos.
A TRIP TO LOWER SILESIA
From 20th - 22nd June, class 3B with their class tutors went to a trip to Lower Silesia. They visited Ostaszów, Przemków Landscape Park, an Indian village "Wokini". They had also a chance to sleep at a farm tourism "Amazonka" and in the seat of Przemków Landscape Park. Students spent there amazing days, learning a lot of interesting things, such how to differentiate between plants, how Indians lived etc.. It is important to mention that students organized the trip without the help of their class tutor. You can see it in the photos.
MATHS CONTEST -M.A.K.A.B.R.A.
On 12th June, our school took part in 12th Maths Contest for students from lower secondary schools. Students involved were very active and won 3rd place. We are very proud of them.
RESUME OF A " STUDENT - CITIZEN" PROJECT
On 15th June, there was a resume of a "Student-Citizen" project. President of Kraków - Jacek Majchrowski gave students diplomas and thank them for participation in a project whose aim was to make students interested in local government and its functioning. You can see it in the photos.
10TH REVIEW OF PATRIOTIC WORKS OF TEENAGERS IN MAŁOPOLSKA REGION
/photo - www.patriotycznykrakow.pl/
On 16th June, there was a review of patriotic works of teenagers in Małopolska Region. Our 2nd-class student (Małgorzata Słupecka) gained 2nd place in a photographical contest "Polish Patriotism - now and then". Congratulations. You can see it in the photos.Photos
On 18th June, the so-called ”Keep Fit” programme was organized. The aim of this programme is to promote both a balanced diet and an active lifestyle among teenagers. There were a lot of competitions organized, such as quiz and various sports games. The best classes were awarded. You can see it in the photos.Photos
CHOIR’S PERFORMANCE DURING AN OPEN DAY OF MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
On 15th June, there was an open day of municipal council. It was the greatest chance to visit the Municipal Council and listen to various bands. Our choir was also invited to present its repertoire – our students sung songs and presented some traditional Polish dances. Passers-by were amazed by the performance. You can see it in the photos.
13TH EDITION OF CRACOVIA MARATHON
On 18th May, students from our school took part in 13th edition of Cracovia Marathon. They were responsible for supplementing participants with water. Even though students had a lot of work to do, they enjoyed their tasks. You can see it in the photos.
THE RESUME OF CENTRES PROJECT
On 5th June, an all Poland resume of Centres Project ("Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit in education") was held in Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw. A group of our second class students was among 157 students from Poland who are considered to be creative. They got a certificate for their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. You can see it in the photos.Photos
THE PIAST TRAIL
At the end of May, second-class students attended the so-called Piast Trail. The aim of that trip was to visit places connected with the Piast Dynasty, such as Łęczyca, Strzelno, Kruszwica, Gniezno and Ostrów Lednicki. It was the best chance for students to be more acquainted with the Polish history. You can see it in the photos.Photos
THE SILESIAN PIASTS TRAIL
At the end of May, second-class students took part in an educational trip to places inhabited by the Silesian Piasts. They visited castles in Moszna and Brzeg. Then, they arrived in Wrocław where our students took a trip round the city, sightseeing Ostrów Tumski and Japanese garden. They also saw The Racławice Panorama (a monumental (15 × 114 meter) cycloramic painting depicting the Battle of Racławice, during the Kościuszko Uprising). You can see it in the photos.Photos
A DAFFODIL TRAM 2014
On 14th 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.Photos
FUND-RISING FOR UNICORN
On Saturday, May 10th, some students from our school took part in the fund-rising for a charity that supports oncology (UNICORN). In one supermarket in Kraków, students encourages people to donate money to help both those suffering from cancer and their families. Thank you for your support and involvement.
"If the Bee Disappeared Off the Face of the Earth, Man Would Only Have Four Years Left To Live" – Albert Einstein
The slow extinction of bee colonies, both in Poland and abroad, has caught communities’ attention. On 14th May, a group of students visited a bee farm near Kraków. They leant the secrets of honey making, beehives and bee breeding. They also became more acquainted with being a bee-keeper.
THE VISIT OF STUDENTS FROM SIEGTAL-GYMNASIUM
From 4th-9th May students from Germany visited our school. It was the part of Polish-German students’ exchange. Students were hosted by Polish families. During their free time, they took part in various activities, such as preparing Polish dishes, language workshops, a trip to Wieliczka and Auswitz and many many more. Our students and their families had the best chance to practice German. In September, students from our school are going to visit Siegtal-Gymnasium.
POLISH CONSTITUTIONS – COMPETITION
Due to 223rd 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 - Wiktoria Moczarska /IIIE/ 39p.
2nd prize - Filip Kowalewski /IIB/ 38p.
3rd prize - Paweł Jaworowski /IIIC/ 36p.
Easter is the most important holiday in Christian tradition. It is the time of both hope and uplift. Third class students presented a short play, in which they called on people to look into their hearts and focus on higher purposes. They showed other students that Easter is the best time for spiritual uplift and conversion. You can see it in the photos.
A LECTURE in PHYSICS in the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, Jagiellonian University
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.
EASTER FOOD COLLECTION
The first weekend of April was devoted to the Easter food collection organized by a food bank (a non-profit, charitable organization that distributes food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger). 93 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.
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.
23 Odyssey of the Mind 2014
On the last weekend of March (29th - 30th), our group of students went to Gdańsk to take part in the final of Odyssey of the Mind. Students showed the solution of a long-term problem and won the 5th place, they are the 5th team in Poland!!
6th all-Poland food collection
On 29th March, twenty 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.
GIMNAZJUM No. 7 - THE CENTRE OF DSDI EXAMS
On 21st March, DSDI (German language certificate exam) exam took place. It was a big success because our school became an official examination centre in Kraków this year. Twelve students from our school undertook this exam. The exam is divided into 2 parts: the first one consists of writing, listening and reading comprehension while the second one is the oral exam. On 9th April, all the twelve students will have an oral exams.
THE OPEN DAY - GIMNAZJUM No. 7
On 24th March, 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 watch plays in various languages, hear the school's choir and watch some traditional dances. There was a contest about British Isles organized, so the students-to-be had a chance to test their abilities. 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.
WORKSHOPS IN LONDON
Last Wednesday (26th March) a group of 47 school students with English teachers went on an educational trip to London.
We spent two days on a coach and four days visitng London and Oxford. The timetable was full of great adventures.
DAY no 1. We visited Greenwich with Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark; the City with its skyscrapers and after that we went to The Tower of London to admire the crown jewels and see beefeaters in their traditional uniforms. In the afternoon we walked through the Tower Bridge and passed by the Globe Theatre on our way to the Tate Modern Gallery. The last point of the day was St. Paul’s Cathedral. In the evening, after the exhausting day of sightseeing, we met our host families.
DAY no 2. We started this day in a long queue to the Natural History Museum. It was amazing- the building and the exhibitions. We had some time left to visit the Science Museum that is nearby. After those magnificient places everybody was looking forward to visit Madame Tussaud’s Museum. All the camers were fully charged to take as many photos as possible. Another important point of the day was a ride in London Eye. Awesome views... Nice atmosphere... Great experience…
DAY no 3. We spent all Saturday in Oxford. The weather was brilliant: there was a lot of sunshine. We were wandering from one college to another trying to feel the atmosphere of this well-known university town. There were more bikes than cars in the streets. And everything was beautiful and monumental. We planned to see the Great Hall in St. Christ’s College (we knew it was used as a dining room in Hogwart in Harry Potter films), but it was closed for visitors because of the international conference that took place there. We visited old round library, students dormitories, some churches and chapels. Summing up, we noticed Oxford as full of young people and old buildings.
DAY no 4. It was the last day spent in London. What was left? The Houses of Parliament with Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Cathedral. We walked to Trafalgaer Square and visited National Gallery there. We noticed a funny monument of a blue rooster. Was it standing there because of Easter coming? Then we moved towards the Buckingham Palace to see the change of the guards. Our programme for Sunday included British Museum in the end. We finally reached it after a walk through Soho and a visit to Hamley’s- a huge department store with toys..
After free time to do some shopping in Primark or eat last English meal we went through Hyde Park directly to our coach and our journey back started.<
Traditionally, on 21st March, first- and second-class students presented short plays. Modern adaptations of well-known plays, such as "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cinderella" were the most popular ones. The winners will soon be announced. You can see it in the photos.Photos / Małgorzata Słupecka/
THE WINNERS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETITION
On 20th March, The Education Office in Kraków announced the winners of
English Language Contest in Małopolska Province for students from gimnazjum.
20 students were awarded and among them were:
- Katarzyna Zarzycka 3A
- Anna Rybicka 3B
Special thanks for Alicja Tota-Głowacka - the tutor.
14th MARCH - THE DAY OF Pi
On 14th March we celebrated the Day of Pi. Our students prepared various presentations and an exhibition devoted to Pi. Aniela Turkot, the first-class student, wrote even a poem! Students could also try Pi cakes! On that day, students solved tasks connected with Pi - Kamil Sikora, 3 E, was the winner.
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 25th February. They achieved great success, girls won the fifth place while boys won the third place.
"ODYSSEY OF THE MIND" - GIMNAZJUM No. 7 IN THE FINALS!!!!!!
The team of our students are in the final of "Odyssey of the Mind". They got the maximum score in their own age bracket (they managed to repeat the last year success). The final is going to take place in Gdańsk and is scheduled for the last weekend of March. Our team has spent many hours on coping with various tasks and now they have a chance to be the best in Poland! Let's wish them good luck! In Odyssey everyone is a winner, the road which leads to the success is the most crucial one. You can see it in the photos.
Trainers: Agata Maćkowiak i Weronika ŚwisłockaPhotos
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!.
On 28th January, Chemistry-lovers form Gymnasium No. 7 participated in chemical workshops organized by the Faculty of Chemistry in the Jagiellonian University. Students had a chance to see various chemical reactions and learn a bit more about Chemistry. You can see it in the photos.
THE FINALS OF SUBJECT CONTESTS
ORGANIZED BY THE EDUCATION OFFICE IN KRAKÓW
In this school year, we have a lot of students who will represent our school during the provincial subject contests. We have laureates in English, French, physics, math, biology, geography, chemistry and computer science.
|FIZYKI i ASTRONOMII||Krzysztof Kolasa 3A|
|JĘZYKA FRANCUSKIEGO||Jagoda Porębska 3A|
|MATEMATYCZNY||Krzysztof Soczyski 3C|
|INFORMATYCZNY||Jakub Tusiewicz 3A|
Krzysztof Kolasa 3A
Anna Gąciarz 3C
Gabriel Wysoczyński 3A
|JĘZYKA ANGIELSKIEGO||Anna Rybicka 3B|
Jakub Tusiewicz 3A
Anna Zarzycka 3A
|BIOLOGICZNY||Katarzyna Chwaleba 3A|
|CHEMICZNY||Krzysztof Soczyski 3C|
|GEOGRAFICZNY||Katarzyna Chwaleba 3A|
Michał Mazgaj 2C
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK IN THE FINAL!!
”MEMORY” – THE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
On 17th January, our third-class students took part in the educational workshops organized by a secondary school. Students were acquainted with the tragic history of Huberman family. The attention was paid to Anna and her younger brother Kalman, who were set apart by the war and ghetto. To bring back memories of Kalman, Anna’s daughter preserved a collection of pictures with the image of Kalman. Our students did the same, they had a chance to bring back memories of other people by trying to draw them. You can see it in the photos.
THE MID-TERM RESUME
/foto Maciej Herod 2C/
On 20th January, 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 above 40 students whose average ratings is above 4,75! You can see it in the photos.
THE 22nd GREAT ORCHESTRA OF CHRISTMAS CHARITY FINALE
Our students took an active part in the 22nd GOCC Finale . On 12th January, the volunteers managed to raise lots of money for both the purchase of specialized medical equipment for children’s emergency medicine and the proper medical care of seniors.
THANK YOU! !!!
69th ANNIVERSARY OF DĄBIE PACYFICATION
On 12th January, the commemoration of the 69th 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.Photos
On 9th January, the Patriotic Evening was organized by second-class students, who wanted to show their commitment within an educational project CENTRES (Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools). Not only did our students participate in that event, but the representatives of City Council and school supporters were present as well. It was an amazing evening. School’s choir and soloists encouraged people to sing together. Everyone present had a chance to recollect Polish history and sing some patriotic songs. We are sure that this day will stay in our minds for a long time. You can see it in the photos.
"A STAR FOR AN ANIMAL"
The annual action, organized by the student government, ”A Star for an Animal” has just ended. Students managed to collect a lot of necessary gifts for the homeless animals from one of Krakow shelters. You can see it in the photos.
Thank you for your commitment!!
Like every year, this year our students performed unforgettable Nativity Play in the vaults of a nearby church. The Nativity Play was interlarded with Christmas carols sung by school’s choir. It was an amazing experience. You can see it in the photos.
SANTA CLAUS 2013 2013
Every year, on 6th of December, Santa Claus and his helpers visit our students. This year students were asked various questions connected with Christmas. Every correct answer was awarded! Students were given sweets. You can see it in the photos.
CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION
From 30th November till 2nd 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. You can see it in the photos.
CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION
On 7th December, 12 volounteers from our school took part in the 5th Collection organized by Caritas (charity orgranization) and local parish charity group. Our students and other volounteers managed to collect plenty of food. Sharing with people in need is an act of great generosity of spirit and altruizm. You can see it in the photos. all-Poland Food
A FIELD OF DAFFODILS 2013
In 2009 students planted the first daffodils in front of our school. Since then, a field of daffodils has came into existence. Every year students collect money to buy new seeds. Planting daffodils has became the symbol of St. Lazarus Hospice (The Society of Friends to People in Disease) in Cracow. This year students managed to plant 410 seeds of daffodils and other new plant varieties. You can see it in the photos.
THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE ADDED (2006-2013) – GIMNAZJUM No. 7
In Polish educational system, the so-called Educational Value Added can be defined as the increase in students’ knowledge, which serves as the measure of students’ progress in a particular research period. Thus, Educational Value Added is seen as an average increase in both the knowledge and abilities of students going to a particular school. On the basis of this analysis, Gimnazjum No. 7 has obtained the title of the school of success. It means that Gimnazjum No. 7 can be characterized as a school with high scores in exams and effectiveness in teaching. You can see it in the above charts.
"THE ARCHIPELAGO OF TREASURE"
The last days of October were devoted to the workshops called “The Archipelago of Treasure”, organized by The Integrated Prevention Institute. Both third- and second-class students took part in special educational workshops which aimed at taking deeper insights into the troublesome process of growing-up. The emphasis was put on the preparation for the future adult roles that teenagers are going to play. You can see it in the photos.
A TRIP TO AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU – GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION
AND EXTERMINATION CAMP
On 7th November, third-class students went on a trip to one of the biggest concentration and extermination camps in Europe – Auschwitz-Birkenau. Before visiting the sites of unthinkable cruelty, our students saw a short documentary devoted to Nazi’s crimes and their inhumane treatment of all the prisoners. Our students were deeply affected by the gas chamber and crematorium. That trip was an excellent lesson of history bringing students’ attention to a peaceful world in which we now live in. All the students had agreed that that trip would stay in their minds forever.
5th PLACE OF GIMNAZJUM NO. 7
On 31st October, there was a resume of the so-called “Kraków Youth Contest 2012/2013” (sports contest) held in a boardroom in the Kraków City Council. Jacek Majchrowski, the current President of Kraków, was in charge of the meeting. During the ceremony, cups and awards were given to the best sportpersons from primary, lower-secondary and secondary schools. Our gimnazjum won 5th prize out of 58 other lower-secondary schools. Apart from that our students were given a cup for their participation in all sports contests in a school year 2012/2013. You can see it in the photos.
PACIFICATION OF DĄBIE – WE REMEMBER
Like every year, on the eve of the All Saints’ Day, first-class students of Gimnazjum No. 7 pay tribute to inhabitants of Dąbie murdered by the Germans. Even though, the pacification took place 68 years ago, our students still remember and commemorate that event. First-class students lighted candles while third-class students cleaned the mass grave at the Rakowicki Cemetery. You can see it in the photos.
LIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE
Since 2004, the so-called „Light of Remembrance for Łyczakowski Cemetery” has been organized by young Polish people from Lviv. This year, students from our school also joined this initiative. They managed to raise 320 zł for the purchase of white-and-red candles. On 1st November, those candles were lighted at Łyczakowski, Janowski, Gródecki and Orląt Lwowskich Cemetery. During this action, 50,000 candles were bought in Poland
PAPAL DAY IN PODHALE
A group of our students celebrated the 13th region, sometimes referred to as the "Polish highlands"). They visited Ludźmierz, a place connected with the worship of Virgin Mary. In minor basilica they saw the famous sculpture of Virgin Mary that dates back to the Middle Ages. Apart from visiting the basilica, our students also went on a trip to Dolina Kościeliska /a valley in the Tatra Mountains/.
ODYSSEY OF THE MIND 2013
It is the third time our school is taking part in an educational programme called ”Odyssey of the Mind”. This year only boys are involved in this project. They managed to solve first tasks and now they are waiting for a long-term task. We would inform you about the progress of our team!
"Odyssey is not a contest, it is the way of living"
THE SOLEMN OATH OF FIRST-CLASS STUDENTS
On 15 October 2013, 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. The first-class students, in turn, prepared short show aimed at telling jokes and improvising teachers.
"Share Your Meal"
On 4th October, 2013 eighteen teenagers from our school took part in the 9th 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 472 tons of food!
9th AUTUMN FETE
The 9th 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 9th Autumn Fete. We were entertained by performances of both the Gimnazjum No 7 and its choir and the Catholic Cultural Center. The fencing show, organized by the Fencing Club in Krakow, was also worth-seeing. 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!). Another attractions were: the adventure playground, karaoke contest, Deutch Wagen Tour and many many more.
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.
A TRIP TO THE EASTERN BORDERLANDS OF FORMER POLISH RZECZPOSPOLITA
September 16 to 21 a group of third-class students went on a sentimental journey to the Eastern Borderlands of 1st and 2nd Polish Rzeczpospolita. During that journey students visited some beautiful Ukrainian cities: Lwów, Krzemieniec, Stanisławów, Drohobycz, Truskawiec. They are also in awe with the breath-taking scenery of Roztocze, Podole, Northern Bukowina, and with the lure of canyons carved by the Dniestr, Zbucz and Smotrycz rivers. Our students were also impressed by such former strongholds and palaces as: Żółkiew, Olesko, Zbaraż, Podhorce, Podolska Skała, Kamieniec Podolski and Chocim. They got to know the history of Eastern Borderlands and the convoluted Polish-Ukrainian relations from the times of Casimir III the Great till the present times. Even though the trip program was demanding, our students had some time to rest. They were dancing in the sceneries of Podolska Skała.Photos
PARTNER SCHOOL - SIEGTAL-GYMNASIUM IN EITORF
September 6 to 11, a group of third-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. Mr Teubler, the headmaster of Siegtal-Gymnasium, warmly greeted our students and indicated that young people are a part of the young generation who may in the future have an impact on the fate of Europe. Our students presented the history of Kraków and school, and sang some songs. Even boys were dancing! Not only were our students attending lessons, but they also were sighseeing Cologne and playing the famous Brennball. It was the best opportunity for our students to practice German. You can see it in the photos.
In May, our German friends are going to visit our gymnasium so there will be an opportunity to show them our city and culture. If someone is interested, feel free to contact Mrs Agata Maćkowiak. Everyone is warmly welcomed!
THE 330TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF VIENNA
AND THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT REVUE OF CAVALRY
Specially educated volunteer cavalry are billeted in the Błonia Park in Kraków so as to commemorate the 330th anniversary of the Battle of Viennia and the 80th anniversary of the Great Revue of Cavalry. This camp is a reconstruction of a typical camp of cavalry during interwar period. It is a place where one can take part in educational classes as well as see various films and cavalry shows. There is also an exhibition devoted to the history of Polish cavalry (from Vienna victory to the times of WWII). On September 10 the third-class students of Gimnazjum 7 visited this site. You can see it in the photos.Photos
THE SOLEMN BEGINNING OF A SCHOOL YEAR 2013/2014
The school year 2013/2014 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 September 2 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.