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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-Biała


Sights of Bielsko-Biała


It all started here- in Wadowice‌

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 – our place


The church

The Habsburg Palace The Palace is a great pride of Bestwina. It was the Habsburg family royal seat. Today it is the

Bestwina’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 – 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 �officially accepted� 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


Secondary schools:

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 master’s degree: period of 5 years

Doctorate studies


U R Unique Comenius School Partnerships (Polish Partner) “This 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.


Prezentacja poland 2012