Poland, region, school...
Poland borders on Germany in the west, Czech Republic and Slovakia in the south, Ukraine, Belorus , Lithuania in the east and Russia in the north. Population – about 39 Area – 322,575 km²mln
Polish flag is white and red...
...and Polish emblem is a white eagle with a crown on its head against a red background
On the north, there is the Baltic Sea with its sandy, beautiful beaches
The Hel Penisula
In the north-east part of Poland there is the area of numerous lakes, forests and outstandingly various shapes of land
Near our place, in the south of Poland, there is the Tatra mountain range where we can go skiing in winter or hiking in other seasons
Our capital city is Warszawa with the population of 1,708, 000
It is situated in the centre of Poland and there is an old and new part of the city
Krak贸w is the old city of Polish Kings and Queens as well as the contemporary city of the artists
Our place, Bestwina, is situated in the suburbs of the town of Bielsko-BiaĹ‚a
Sights of Bielsko-BiaĹ‚a
It all started here- in Wadowiceâ€Ś
We also live near Wadowice, a birthplace of John Paul II
In the building where John Paul II used to live, there is a museum now
Bestwina â€“ our place
The Habsburg Palace The Palace is a great pride of Bestwina. It was the Habsburg family royal seat. Today it is the
Bestwinaâ€™s Roman Catholic Church was built in the sixteenth century. The bell in the church comes from the year 1504.
The Regional Museum in Bestwina
inside the museum
Our school We have a patron of John Paul II. There are basketball and volleyball courts, a football pitch, sidewalks, benches and lots of greenery. Next to the school, there is also a car park for teachers and parents taking their children to school.
The school corridors are quite long. At one side of the first-floor corridor there is a ping-pong table where everyone can play. There are two school shops where we can buy something to eat.
In our school we have two gyms
On the ground floor there are changing rooms, seperate for each class
In our school there are numerous activities children take part in â€“ next to the curricular ones, of course ď Š
There is a group of scauts
and a group of sports fans eager to practise as well as watch
children from our school perform shows for the disabled
There are also drama and sports events both for our school children and the disabled kids
and in summer, students can go for a yearly trip to
First form students get â€?officially acceptedâ€? by the older ones during a funny ceremony as well as during an official celebration
school plays and celebrations
Schooling system Pre-school education: nurseries and kindergartenschildren under 6 Kindergarte n in Bestwina
Primary school children aged 6-12
The primary school in Bestwina Primary education is divided into two cycles: -the first cycle (grades 1-3) at which one teacher teaches all subjects, -the second cycle (grades 4-6) at
Lower secondary schools- children aged 13-15
OUR SCHOOL John Paul II Lower Secondary
students aged 16-18
-general secondary school- 3 years the secondary -secondary professional school- 4 years certificate
examination for school
--vocational school- 2/3 years (+ possible complement secondary or professional school to sit an exam)
University masterâ€™s degree: period of 5 years
U R Unique Comenius School Partnerships (Polish Partner) â€œThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.