2017/2018 school year
Exchange with Fontainebleau in France
2014/2015 school year
Exchange with France – Fontainebleau
A group of 19 delighted students of our high school has just returned from Paris and Fontainebleau, together with the equally delighted organizers of the exchange, Ms Aneta Wojtaszek and Ms Izabela Żelazna.
We visited the most beautiful places (Montmartre, Marais, Quartier Latin, Ile de la Cite, Ile Saint-Louis) and the museums of Paris (Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, Musee Marmottan, Bibliotheque Polonaise and Musee Adam Mickiewicz).
In real summer weather, we traveled through Paris under the supervision of French guides and organizers, enjoying an intimate and full of artistic flavors guided tour of the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay.
We were enchanted by everything … Rich, full of architectural attractions, sightseeing program, company, weather and, completely natural in France, cuisine.
We would like to thank the students for their EXAMPLE attitude and personal culture. We would like to thank the parents of our students for the wonderful way with young people from France.
Polish-French Exchange Krakow – Fontainebleau 19-26 March 2015
Polish-French Exchange, Krakow – Fontainebleau. From March 19-26 we hosted nineteen students from Lycee International Francois I er with two tutors, art history teachers: Philippe Gombart and Eddy da Silva.
The program of the stay included visiting the monuments of Krakow, the Kazimierz district, the Museum in Oświęcim and a joint trip to Zakopane. The guests from France left, fascinated by Krakow, people and Polish cuisine!
2013/2014 school year
Exchange Krakow-Fontainebleau (France) – 2-11 April 2014
Report from the visit of the French group from Fontainebleau to the City Hall
Ladies / Gentlemen,
We are happy that you have visited Krakow and thank you for the cooperation in carrying out the meeting at the Town Hall. We would like to inform you that the information about your visit has been published in our Internet service “Krakow Open to the World”, concerning the international cooperation of our city. The information is accessible under the following internet address
We host a group of young people from the International Liceum im. Francois I of Fontainebleau – March 19 – 26, 2014
From 19 to 26 March, as part of an international exchange, we host a group of young people from the International High School. Francois I of Fontainebleau. Eighteen French high school students have already visited Kazimierz and Zakopane. The French and Polish students were solemnly hosted at the Consulate General of France by Mr. Alain Schneider, charge de mission. A regular part of the program is also visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. After the weekend spent with the families of Polish correspondents, on Monday, the French group will visit Wawel, Market Square, Collegium Maius, the Royal Way and will be received by Vice-President Tadeusz Matusz at the Krakow City Hall. We have planned a visit to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka on Tuesday.
The group is accompanied by the vice-principal of the Fontainebleau high school, Mr. Didier Matha and his wife, and the initiator of the exchange, Ms Evelyne Wenzel, president of the ARCIF association.
The Polish organizer is Ms Aneta Wojtaszek, a French teacher, accompanied by Ms Agnieszka Kudyba.
2012/2013 school year
From September 29, 2012 to October 2, 2012, a French delegation from the International Lyceum named after Dr. Czesław Wróbel was visiting Krakow at the invitation of the director. Francis I.
The stay of the French group was a continuation of plans to organize an international exchange between Secondary School No. 6 and Lycée François Ier.
The delegation included: Deputy Director Mr. Didier Matha with her wife, Evelyne Matha and Mrs. Evelyne Wenzel, president of the Association for International Cooperation at the Fontainebleau City Hall, initiator of contacts between our schools.
The visit program included:
– establishing the principles of cooperation and exchange dates
– presentation of the school and a group of teachers dealing with exchange from the Polish side
– visiting the Wawel Royal Castle, Market Square, Kazimierz and the Collegium Maius Museum
– meeting with the vice-president at the City Hall
– meeting with the vice-consul, Mr. Alain Schneider at the French Consulate General at Stolarska Street
The result of the stay of the French group was the setting of the date of the exchange for March / April 2013, the number of participants, maximum 20 people, the program of participants’ stay in Poland and France on the well-known principles of interschool exchange and confirmation of the willingness to admit the Lycée François Ier for one school year of the 6th LO fluent in French. Moreover, in the future, there is a possibility of admitting students of our high school to preparation classes for studies at renowned universities in France.
On the Polish side, the persons dealing with the exchange and contacts with the French high school are Ms Aneta Wojtaszek and Ms Izabela Żelazny, a teacher of culture.
Lycée François Ier is a school with a level of teaching comparable to the level of our high school, therefore it is important to maintain contacts that can be very beneficial for our students and affect their development in the field of French and, due to the existence of the English section and German bilinguals at the Francis I Lyceum, art classes and economic sections, for development in other scientific fields.
The guests were impressed by the organization of their stay, official meetings, meetings in the school principal’s office and the sightseeing program. On the website of the French high school there is already a link devoted to the exchange with Secondary School No. 6.
Aneta Wojtaszek, MA – exchange coordinator
Exchange with Lycée François Ier in Fonatainebleau
In March and April 2013, for the first time in the history of Secondary School No. 6, preceded by many bilateral talks in Poland and France, there will be an international exchange with the International Secondary School. Francis I in Fontainebleau, Lycée International François Ier.
And it all started with a spontaneous visit by Ms Evelyne Wenzel, the president of the ARCIF association at the Fontainebleau City Hall, who came to our high school, wanting to establish long-term cooperation with Krakow schools.
Then there was a meeting with the French teacher, Ms Aneta Wojtaszek, during which it was found that the level of both schools and the interests of the students predestine both institutions to cooperate.
Thanks to these arrangements and many telephone contacts, on June 21-26, 2012, at the invitation of Mr. Didier Math, the deputy director of the International Lyceum, the Director of the VI Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. A. Mickiewicz, Dr. Czesław Wróbel and the French teacher Aneta Wojtaszek as a translator.
The contacts with the directors and teaching staff of Lycée François I took place in a warm atmosphere.
This high school is a school of the same high level as the VI High School, it runs a wide network of foreign contacts, exchanges and trips. It is oriented, just like our school, on the comprehensive development of young people with ambitious scientific goals, European openness and the integration of young people in the changing world reality.
From the first day you could see that the principal, Didier Matha, is a great enthusiast of the exchange with our high school, but also an extremely open, sociable man and personally taken over by the intellectual development of young people.
These few days spent in over a hundred years old school, among teachers fascinated by the idea of contacts with Poland, people with great culture and knowledge, also about our country, allow us to hope for a high level of exchange.
Developing contacts with the Secondary School of Fontainebleau will be beneficial for the Secondary School No. 6 due to the possibility of: language improvement of young people (French, English, German), the existence of bilingual, economic and artistic sections, the possibility of constant contact with the world cultural heritage presented by Fontainebleau and nearby Paris.
In addition to visiting the castle in Fontainebleau, the exchange program includes three days in Paris devoted to visiting the most famous monuments, artistic workshops and, most importantly, strengthening contacts between the Polish-French group during their stay with the correspondents’ families.
2011/2012 school year
Visit to Fontainebleau
On June 21-26, 2012, the Director of the VI Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. A. Mickiewicz, Dr. Czesław Wróbel and Mrs. Aneta Wojtaszek, a French teacher, stayed in France at the invitation of Mr. Didier Matha, deputy director of the International Lyceum. François I in Fontainebleau.
This stay was the result of cooperation started in October 2011 by Ms Evelyne Wenzel, president of the Association for Foreign Relations operating at the mayor’s office / city office in Fontainebleau. The meeting was held at the initiative of Mrs. Evelyne Wenzel and the deputy director of the F I high school, after many phone calls and exchanging e-mails. The main purpose of the stay was to initiate contacts that in the future will result in an inter-school exchange with a rich scientific and cultural program.
The stay had other goals as well:
1) getting to know the principals, the teaching staff, the students’ environment, the level of education and the premises of Lycée Francois I
2) meetings with the authorities of the city of Fontainebleau to present the Secondary School No. 6, teaching profiles, and to inform about the rules of organizing the exchange
3) getting to know the mayor of Fontainebleau and his first deputy
4) meetings with Ms Evelyne Wenzel, initiator of the planned exchange and contacts with Lycée François I, president of the Association for International Cooperation
5) participation in formal and working meetings regarding the planned exchange, selection of teachers for the exchange from the French side.
6) setting the proposed dates of the exchange, defining the thematic scope and establishing the program for the Polish and French sides
7) getting to know the geographical region, its historical significance, visiting the monuments that will be visited by students in the future
8) meeting with the chairman of the European Youth Parliament during the Festival of Associations in order to propose the participation of our young people in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Parliament and deliberations on this occasion.
The contact with the directors and teaching staff of Lycée Francis I took place in a warm atmosphere. This high school is a school of the same high level as the VI High School, it runs a wide network of foreign contacts, exchanges and trips. It is oriented, just like our school, on the comprehensive development of young people with ambitious scientific goals, the integration of young people in a changing reality.
Developing contacts with the Secondary School of Fontainebleau will be beneficial for the Secondary School No. 6 due to the possibility of:
– language improvement for young people (French, English, German)
– the possibility of continuous contact with the world cultural heritage presented by Fontainebleau
– making friends with French youth by young people
– the possibility of using the school’s base, spending several months at the Liceum im. Francis I by the disciples
– teacher training through constant contact with French foreign language teachers
– development of Secondary School No. 6 through scientific and cultural cooperation with Lycée François I.
mgr Aneta Wojtaszek
The program of stay from 21 to 26 June 2012
Thursday 21 June 2012
Transfer by public transport to Fontainebleau
Welcome and meeting with the deputy headmaster, Mr. Didier Matha at the Lyceum François 1er
Dinner with the director Matha, his wife and Mrs. Evelyne Wenzel
Festival of Music in Fontainebleau and Samois, opera concert on a barge on the Seine
Friday June 22, 2012
In the morning 10.00
Reception at Fontainebleau City Hall
Meeting with Mr. Jean-Alec Ducros, the first deputy mayor, city councilors and Mrs. Grodzka, the first counselor of the Polish Embassy in Paris and the deputies of the Mayor as well as the director of Lycée François I, Mr. Jean-Michel Domenech
Lunch with guests invited by the school
Visiting the school
Meeting and discussions with the teaching staff
Afternoon and evening
Visiting the Palace of Fontainebleau
Gala dinner with Mr. Director Didier Matha and Mrs. Evelyne Wenzel
Saturday 23 June 2012
A day in Paris with the director, Didier Matha, and his wife
Dinner with Mrs. Martine Chantoiseau, exchange teacher from Secondary School No. 6
Sunday June 24, 2012
In the morning 10.00
Presence at the Associations Festival, ARCIF stand,
Meeting with Mayor Frédéric Valletoux and the President of the European Youth Parliament Walk around the city
In the afternoon
Dinner at Mrs. Evelyne Wenzel’s
Monday, June 25, 2012
Meeting with Director Matha
Transfer to Paris and then to Beauvais
Tuesday June 26, 2012
9.30 departure to Krakow
Scientific collaboration with Lycée François Ier from Fontainebleau
We are pleased to announce the contact with Lycée François Ier from Fontainebleau in order to start a scientific cooperation. Lycée François Ier, is a high school founded in 1883. Currently, the school offers classes with a European and international profile, general, economics, mathematics and physics and the humanities, as well as classes preparing for exams to universities.