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A school for children aged 4 to 18 preparing for GCSE exams and A Level for Polish as a foreign language. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 to 12:00 at Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Harvey Road, Nottingham.


© Polska Szkoła Przedmiotów Ojczystych Im. Św. Kazimierza w Nottingham  2019

© Polish Language And Cultural Center in Nottingham  2019

www.polishschoolnottingham.co.uk www.polishschoolnottingham.co.uk

POLSKA SZKOŁA PRZEDMIOTÓW OJCZYSTYCH IM. ŚW. KAZIMIERZA W NOTTINGHAM

POLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL CENTRE IN NOTTINGHAM

OUR SCHOOL PROMOTES POLISH VALUES AND TRADITIONS, WHICH MAKE US ALL SO PROUD.

Est. 1951

(Registered Charity No. 1139846)

News 2018-2019

Jest nam niezmiernie miło przedstawić Państwu podziękowania dla naszej szkoły za udział w projekcje BohaterON🙂

Poniżej przypominamy tę akcję, w którą zaangażowali się nasi uczniowie.

                                                                  https://www.polishschoolnottingham.co.uk



The start of the 2018/19 school year

The first Saturday is now behind us, and yet it doesn’t seam that long ago when we said goodbye to teachers and school friends as we made plans for summer holidays. The holidays are now past but there are always memories and impressions that we can share. 🙂

We wish all students a happy and successful school year!

10/09/2018


Boy’s day at our school ☺️ All the best to our boy’s!!!! On the 29th September, our student council provided a lot of attractions for our boy’s.  There were football competitions as well as competitions related to women’s beauty.  In order to select the ‘Boy of 2018’ extra time was needed to decide between two finalists. 😉 In the end, the winner and ‘Boy of 2018’ was Konrad. Here are some photographs from the event.

The best moment on the day was the kankan, danced by the boys 😉

01/10/2018


All our fantastic teachers have lots of patience for their students. For teaching and for their great support we present a ‘bouquet of  wishes’.


12/10/2018


We welcome the children from class 1B formally among our students. We wish them pleasant and fruitful moments spent in our school.🙂

For the GCSE and A-Level students from 2017/18,  we congratulate them on their great exam results.🙂

On Saturday, October 13th, there was a lot going on in our school😀

Even before the start of school, the teachers were pleasantly surprised. The student council had prepared cup cakes which they handed out to the teaching staff on the occasion of Teachers Day.

At 10:30,, the ceremony of becoming a student started. Our youngest heroes, students from class 1B, sang songs, danced and answered questions  in front of the audience.  They coped very well 😊

Students from class 1A also took part in the ceremony.  All the year 1 students were supported by older students from the GCSE class ,who were the co-organisers of the ceremony.

On the same day, last year’s exam classes received their well deserved diplomas.

October 13th, 2018 will undoubtedly remain in our memory as a day full of impressions and emotions.


All Souls' Day at the Cemetery of Polish Airmen in Newark

On October 28th  , 2018, representatives from our school participatd in All Souls' Day at the Cemetery of Polish Airmen in Newark. The ceremony began at 14:30 with a march from the General Sikorski monument.

Despite the cool weather, our group, composed of students and parents under the leadership of Mr. Rafał Orzech, proudly represented the school. A tribute to the fallen soldiers was the laying of a commemorative wreath at the foot of the cross by students from class 6A, Daniel and Zosia together with their teacher.   Following the commemoration, we were invited to Newark town hall for cakes, coffee and tea. Our young students especially liked the cakes 😀

28/10/2018


10/11/2018

The youngest students at our school happily celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. The Polish national anthem resounded with a loud voice and filled the corridors of our school.


On the 10th November, our Polish School organised an assembly to celebrate Polands Independence. It was a very special moment for us, because this year we celebrate the centenary  of Polands Independence. Students from classes 8 and 9 began the proceedings with a short history and visualisation of how important this day is to us. This year our school also took part in the National Reading day, where fragments from “Przedwiośnia" by Stefan Żeromski were presented. Everyone was focused and listened to the track in silence. It brought the listeners closer, though in part, to the beauty of polish literature. Following this, the students listened to patriotic songs performed by students form the school music club.

The young performers were received with great enthusiasm and huge applause. After the performance, the results of the school competition entitled "POLSKIE DROGI DO NIEPODLEGŁOŚCI" (POLISH ROADS TO INDEPENDENCE) was presented. Winners were selected by voting in two categories:  artistic and literary. Congratulations to the winners !!!!. There were also special guests. Mrs. Stanisława Łoś and Vicar Janusz Sroka, who also said a prayer for the fallen soldiers, spoke about the importance of a FREE POLAND.

The whole ceremony ended at 12 o’clock with the singing of the polish national anthem. Thank you to everyone for taking part and celebrating such a beautiful anniversary with us.


Uczniowie z naszej szkoły laureatami konkursu fotograficznego „Polska w obiektywie polonijnego dziecka” 2018 😄 Wielkie gratulacje dla Pauliny i Pawła Kneby!!!

 http://www.fpsn.nl/pl/wyniki-konkursu-fotograficznego-2018


On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s Independence, a literary and plastic competition was organised entitled "Polish road to independence". The goal of the competition was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland’s Independence and to explore the history of Poland and poles. The competition was organised into three age groups - youngest group (reception - KL. 3), middle group (KL. 4 - KL. 7) and the oldest group (KL. 8 - A-level). On November 10, 2018, the winners were chosen and the prizes were given out. The winners are shown here.

Congratulations to the  winners and thank you to all participants for the stunning work presented!


November 11 2018, is undoubtedly one of the most important days in our history and it is also in our hearts forever. Above all, one hundred years have passed since Poland regained it’s Independence. For one hundred years, Poland has existed on the world map. I was also a day when we had the opportunity to listen to a concert of patriotic songs and poetry, prepared by pupils and scouts.  Both Saturday schools were involved in the celebrations.  

The celebrations were also an occasion to bring together many Poles. This is one of the most enjoyable outcomes of such celebrations. Its a fact that we have always been able to unite when the need arises. We are able to discuss together and get involved in the affairs of Poles and pass on the ideas to the younger generation.

Thank you very much to everyone who helped in organising the event and, in particular, to Mrs Elżbieta Boik and Marta Sobieraj for making it happen.


On the 24th November, two events, prepared by the Students council,  took place. The first one, keeping our youngest children in mind, was “Teddy Bear Day”. On this day, the children could bring their favourite soft toy and have their photograph taken with it. In addition, any soft toys that required extra hugs were donated to a children’s home in Poland. The second event was entitled „Katarzynki i Andrzejki”. Katarzynki is a Polish custom, which was most popular at the end of the nineteenth century and intended for bachelors. Andrzejki - St. Andrews day - students from the older classes could take part in fortune telling to see what awaits them in love and marriage, and girls with the name ‘Catherine’ could listen to poems specially arranged for them. Photographs from the events are presented here.


Our school became involved with a project organised by  „Wspólnota Polska” - Postcards for the white and reds.     Schools in Poland and polish schools outside of Poland, prepared postcards for the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining Independence.

http://odnswp.pl/pocztowka-z-okazji-urodzin-bialo-czerwonej/


Soft toys collected by our students and passed on to a childrens hospital and home in Poland. 😊


Our students are having a rest from the school and are preparing for Christmas with their families.  But what sort of Christmas woiuld it be be without goodness, empathy and good will.  Our students know this and that is why in this magical time they remember elderly and lonely people. Class 3a  was motivated to do something. Take a look for your selves.

Stowarzyszenie mali bracia Ubogich https://www.facebook.com/malibracia/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

Our school took part in the activity of  "Exchanging Postcards" organised by  the web site wczesnoszkolni.pl. Students from classes 1 - 6 sent postcards to schools in Poland. We received postcards in return as well as letters. A big thank you to the students and to the teachers for their hard work and commitment! We hope that there will be more such actions in our school! 🙂



The show was part of the fund raising event for The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity❤️

On Saturday, 12th January, our school theater group, under the direction of Ms. Marta Kozłowska,  presented a great performance of ‘The Little Match Girl’.  The young actors were very engaged in presenting  their characters. Lets give our young actors some applause for their superb perfomance.  👏👏👏


Its hard to believe that the 27th Final of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is now history. It’s therefore easy to believe that we played with the Foundation for the fourth time! Twice!! The first time was on January 12 at our school, and then on January 13 at a neutral venue, The Running Horse pub. We collected donations to buy medical equipment for Polish hospitals to improve medical care offered to newborns. Thanks to the amazing WOSP crew, we managed to organize many different performances and attractions. Performances by the school theater group, zumba show, performances by the dance school ‘Next Dance’, Bingo, games for children, audience-warming music bands: Good Friend Rik, Old Stones and Pawel will remain in our memories for a long time.

Thanks to all of them, thanks to our amazing volunteers, sponsors and wonderful people who joined in, we managed to collect £4,519.78, a sum almost three times the amount raised last year. We thank everyone of good heart and we hope that in a year we will be able to meet up again with an even bigger group. So that the Great Orchestra of Christmas can play to the end of the world and one day longer!!!  

(Some photographs courtesy of Rafał Edek Promotion.)

27 Finał Wielkiej Orkiestry Świątecznej Pomocy





The first International Mother Language Day took place on February 16 at the Polish School (Św. Kazimierza). This day has existed in Poland and in the world for several years.  It has been established to protect linguistic diversity. Polish is one of the 25 largest languages in the world. It is used by over 40 million people in Poland and abroad. Being one of the campaigns that day, we aimed to raise linguistic awareness and shape our sense of responsibility for our language.  

The Polish School tries to attract pupils with the Polish Language, taking into account its various apsects: history, grammar, linguistics. On the day there were a lot of activities related to the Polish Language. All students and teachers participated in them. In addition to teaching games, reading patriotic songs, playing in various forms, there was also a writing contest organized for classes 6-A2. Its theme was: To refresh hearts. Students not only showed knowledge in the field of literature, but also in writing skills and imagination. They wrote interesting, reflective, mature essays, which confirmed that celebrating this day made huge sense!  The best writers (winners) turned out to be: ​Gloria Jankowska, Bartosz Kubusiak, Zuzanna Śliwińska and Jan Pękala.  The winners were awarded diplomas and prizes, with the best works being published in the next edition of ‘East Midlands po Polsku’.

Congratulations to everyone and we invite you to struggle with the language in a year.

Doughnut madness in our school. 😀🍩

„Spring in our school”😄


Today, during break time, games and activities took place which were organised by the student council. Students from classes 4 -A1/A2 could take part in competitions entitled “The Funniest Costume” and “Throw Aunt Ali’s Hat”. The students council also made sure the students didn’t go hungry by providing colourful cupcakes. Participants enjoyed themselves with the lyrics from Marek Grechuta’s song  „Wiosna, wiosna ach to Ty” and  Skaldów „Wszystko mi mówi, że mnie ktoś pokochał”.  The rest of the audience cheered and the teaching staff even joined in the singing. We invite you to look at the gallery.🙂


23/03/2019

The 24th March, 2019 was the National Remembrance Day for Poles rescuing Jews under German occupation.

Students from Class 10 learned of examples of heroic engagement of Poles in saving the Jewish population during World War II.  Such names as the Ulm family, the Baranek family, the Decowie brothers, Irena Sendler or Witold Pilecki will undoubtedly be remembered by our youth as people who risked their lives and their families and helped others.


One of the tasks for the pupils was to create a poster.


Extra-curricular activities🙂

In the Polish language class, we combine hard work with great fun. Everyone will find something they enjoy!


Class 3A will remember for a long time such a songful RE lesson.😀 Thank you to the vicar for such a wonderful time.☺️

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Princesses, superheroes and other fairytale characters visited our Sunday carnival. It was amazing, loud and colourful and the smiles did not go from the children’s faces. The dances were intertwined with various competitions and games. There were the usual train games, Magelenha and duck dances which are part of every good party.  In the competitions one could demonstrate artistic abilities but there were also competitons for the small łakomczuszków. Every child was able to choose something for themselves, from competing in the fun of blowing balloons to different styles of dance or singing.  Whoever got tired and needed extra energy, they could eat some delicacies - waffles, cotton candy or popcorn. There were some additional attractions such as face paining, tattooing and prize draws.

Such a great event could not take place without the support and commitment of many people, for that we THANK YOU.

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From today, we begin to introduce you to the winners of this years APLAUZ Festival. ❤️


⭐️🏅To start with, we present to you 🎤Oliwię Marcinkiewicz, who lives in Derby and goes to the Saturday Polish School in Nottingham. Oliwia sang a beautiful song for us from the Disney movie The Little Mermaid   -„Part of Your World” (Naprawdę chcę). Together with her friend Florek, who accompanied her almost every festival day, she sang her way to an APLAUZ SMILE - consisting of a statuette , a £100 prize and a prize from the  Polish Education Society in London - the Honarary Patron of the Festival. Oliwia is very musical and telented young person who is always smiling.

And these are the ways our camera remembers Oliwia.📷

15/06/2019

Polish Heritage Days 2019


On the 4 May 2019 the Polish Heritage Day took place at the Polish School (Polska Szkoła Przedmiotów Ojczystych im. Św. Kazimierza w Nottingham). This years topic was the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Polish-British diplomatic relations and the centenary of their renewal. Project partners include the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Manchester, Signpost to Polish Success in Nottingham, Institute of National Remembrance - Łódź.

The event started at 10:30 with the introduction of the school banner and the singing of the national anthem. Then came the introduction to the idea of Polish Heritage Days in England, made by the PHD 2019 coordinator at our school, Mr. Rafał Orzech. On stage, classes 6A and 6B  performed an interpretation of the Polish-British relations.  After the performance there was a competition on the subject. The prizes in the competition included Parker pens purchased from funds received from the Consulate as well as shirts and books received from the Institute of Remembrance.

Next on stage was Mrs. Beata Polanowska, editor of the newspaper ‘East Midlands po Polsku’,  who talked  about bringing the project, Polish Heritage in the East Midlands, to realization. After the speech, the next set of competitions took place on the above subject.  In addition, copies of the newspaper ‘East Midlands po Polsku’ were distributed , in which there was an article covering the Polish Heritage Day under the title of ‘The difficult art of diplomacy’ written by Rafał Orzech, a teacher at our school.  The competition also covered information provided  in the article. The next piece was a workshop on tying ties which proved to be very popular. There was also a tie for our school director - see the photographs

The last point of the program was painting a commemorative poster related to the 250th anniversary of  Polish-British diplomatic relations prepared by Mrs. Monika Bernat and Dorota Sawala. The meeting ended at 12:00.

The event enjoyed a great deal of interest and the audience had the opportunity to treat themselves to Polish cakes, bigos and cold cuts prepared by the parents association.

The meeting was hosted by Mrs. Marta Sobieraj, and Mr. Konrad Piekarz took care of the technical side.

Thank you all for your engagement and we invite you to take a look at the photographs from PHD2019.


04/05/2019


On the 11 May, an inter-school spelling competition took place at the Polish School in Manchester. The competition was aimed at students aged 8-16 attending Polish Saturday Schools in England.  The school has many talents in the field of correct spelling in Polish. However, the best has turned out to be Olimpia Sojka from class 5B and Maja Liszka from class 10. The students, together with their teacher, Mrs. Agnieszką Laszczowska, went to Manchester, where, once again, they could write a dictation. They not only managed to get distinctions and awards, for which we offer our sincere congratulations, but they also had the opportunity to meet and participate in workships with a well known columnist, Mr. Michał Rusink, who for many years worked with Wisławą Szymborską. The objectives of the competition were to introduce students to self education, developing interests in various aspects of the Polish language as well as integrating with other Polish schools. The stay at the school was not only educational but also the journey to Manchester was encouraged by beautiful views. So Manchester, we will see you next year!


The last day of school before Easter was spent having a wonderful time. Classes 2A, 2C and 3A faced each other in Easter competitions. There was a lot of laughter, cheering and joy. As a reward, the Easter bunny came to everyone. and even the teachers felt spring is here too. 🐰🐣🐥🌞


06/04/2019

 

The school felt as if it was in a fairy tale.  Children dressed up as their favorite characters. There were princesses, pirates, various animals and various other costumes. Because of the occasion class 1B together, created a class mini fairy tale.😁

“Long long ago, there was a big clearing. In this clearing was Harry Potter, who was riding an elephant. He got of the elephant and got on a number 2000 train to get to his magical school. The train was late, so Harry ate a piece of chocolate when the train suddenly started to move. A minion jumped from the train, lay down on the grass and fell asleep.When he woke up, he ate the bananas he found on the floor. Then he ate some cookies. When Harry arrived at school, the teacher turned him into a chicken because he was late. Harry said ko ko ko and laid a lot of eggs. The minion also went to Harry’s school and for desert he ate the eggs that Harry had laid. He ate so much that he burst. Harry changed back into a boy but he still kept saying ko ko ko. Later, Oliwia from our class came and made him speak normally. At the end Harry turned into a cat and lived happily ever after with the minion, who burst.“😁


05/04/2019



Wyniki już są! Dziękujemy wszystkim za ciekawe reportaże! Nagrodzić jednak mogliśmy tylko 3 najlepsze...


   1 nagroda: Bartosz Kubusiak - aparat fotograficzny typu Polaroid

   2 nagroda: Maja Liszka – tablet  

   3 nagroda:Olaf Bednarz (wyróżnienie) – film DVD „303 Squadron”.


Już dzisiaj w gazecie Tydzień Polski - Na Wyspach Brytyjskich od 1959 r. I W każdy piątek można przeczytać wszystkie wyróznione prace!


Gratulujemy!

Big congratulations to our students Bartosz Kubusiak and Maja Liszki🙂