Chronicle – 2013/2014 school year – May and June

School chronicle – 2013/2014 – May and June

Lessons conducted by the French apprentice Chrystelle Capdecomme – May 13 and 22, 2014.


From 13 to 22 May 2014, as part of cooperation with the Polish-French Friendship Society, lessons in groups with an extended program were conducted by a French intern, Chrystelle Capdecomme. The lessons were held under the slogan “Language games and games”. They concerned topics included in the curriculum. The lessons were held in the presence of Deputy Principal Dorota Ochwat and Aneta Wojtaszek, MA of Romance 6 students.


Lecture by prof. Professor Anna Bochnak from the Institute of Roman Studies at the Jagiellonian University – May 21, 2014

On May 21, 2014, professor Anna Bochnak, a linguist at the Institute of Roman Studies at the Jagiellonian University, gave a lecture entitled “The Origin of the French Language”. The lecture was attended by 65 students from French-speaking groups. They had the opportunity to find out why accents and genders appeared in French, learn about the etymologies of many words, and learn about the stories of the first writing monuments in the ancien francais language.

2F class on a trip to Zakopane – May 22, 2014

On May 22, 2014, students from class 2F took part in interesting field activities to Zakopane. The full day trip was filled with attractions. A walk to Kalatówki and the interpretation of Jan Kasprowicz’s sonnets at the foot of Kasprowy Wierch eluded the usual framework of Polish lessons. The exercises in map reading and knowing the mountains took on a completely different, practical character. For an hour we struggled with the worksheet and the map of the Tatra Mountains, each of the 6 groups performed exercises to test our knowledge in the field of, among others: orientation of the map in the field, calculating distances and scale, calculating the average slope, calculating the height of the solar tower … the work ended assessment of each group 🙂

Then we went to the “Jaszczurówka” district, the name of which comes from the spotted salamander found in this area.

There is a chapel. Of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it is a classic work erected in the Zakopane style. The chapel was built in the years 1905 – 07, according to the design of Stanisław Witkiewicz

Then the route led to the Władysław Hasior Gallery, where we saw about 150 of the artist’s works from the entire period of his work. The exhibition sparked lively discussions among the participants.

The next item on the agenda was visiting the oldest church and cemetery in Zakopane in Pęksowy Brzysko, where there are about 500 graves, including 250 distinguished people. Almost all tombstones are unique works of art made of wood, metal or stone, often decorated with carved Podhale motifs. There are tombstones of, among others: Władysław Hasior, Antoni Kenar, Władysław Orkan, Kornel Makuszyński, Helena Marusarzówna, Jan Długosz, Fr. Józef Stolarczyk, Tytus Chałubiński and many other well-known and distinguished people for the city and the Tatra Mountains.

Immediately at the entrance, on the right, there is a symbolic grave of Witkacy, together with the grave of his mother.

The whole trip, initiated by Professor Izabela Klec, aroused our appetites to explore the world.

Weronika Frączak from 2F


Polish Championship for Filip

We are proud and happy to announce that a class 1d student – Filip Sosnowski,

won the gold medal in the competition of formal arrangements – and thus won the highest possible title in Poland –

is the Polish Taekwon-Do Champion !!


Lectures at the Cervantes Institute on May 26, 2014.

On May 26, two bilingual classes with Spanish: 0h1 and 1h1 took part in a scientific seminar organized by the Cervantes Institute and the Pontifical University in Krakow.

The scientific seminar was devoted to the art of the outstanding Spanish artist El Greco.

2014 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Dominicos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco, a painter, Spanish sculptor and architect of Greek origin, considered to be one of the most eminent representatives of the mannerist painting in Spain.

We had the opportunity to listen to two lectures in Spanish:

“Spanish Architecture in 1541-1614” Lecture by prof. Dr. Rosario Camacho Martínez from the University of Málaga.

“Spanish Sculpture in the Times of El Greco” Lecture by prof. Dr. José Roda Peña from the University of Seville.

We had a chance to learn many interesting things and feel like real students. We will certainly return to the Institute more than once.


On the paths of the Jewish population through pre-war Krakow.

For the fourth time, pupils from lower secondary schools in Lesser Poland participated in historical workshops together with high school students. Board of Education in Krakow, VI High School for them. A. Mickiewicza in Krakow, the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, branch of the Schindler’s Factory and the Polish Historical Society, branch in Krakow, were the organizers of educational workshops and a city game entitled On the paths of the Jewish population through pre-war Krakow. 72 students from Kraków junior high schools participated in the classes, and the prizes were funded by the Reading Bookstore, the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków and the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

The celebrations began in the building of the VI Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. A. Mickiewicz in Krakow at ul. Wąska 7 in a speech by Dr. Czesław Wróbel, the director of High School No. 6 and prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Zamorski, president of the Krakow branch of the Polish Historical Society. Guest speeches by prof. dr hab. Michał Galas and Dr. Edyta Gawron from the Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University prepared students for the workshops. Young people learned with great interest the history of Kazimierz in Krakow, it would seem so well known so far. After a solid dose of information, the students were divided into groups. Three groups participated in workshops organized by the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, branch of the Schindler’s Factory. There, they were supposed to recreate the everyday life of the Krakow Jewish community. On the basis of film materials, photographs and source texts, they learned about the customs and mentality of the Jewish population. They also had the opportunity to work at museum exhibitions. The rest of them went to a city game around Kazimierz. Students had the opportunity to enter the Tempel and Remuh Synagogues, as well as the Jewish cemeteries. A walk through the streets of Kazimierz was extremely pleasant due to the weather, and the competition provided emotions. After hard work, all groups met in the cinema hall of the Schindler’s Factory. The awards were presented to the selected winners by the co-organizers of the ceremony: Mr. Aleksander Palczewski of the Małopolska Superintendent of Education, Mrs. Monika Bednarek, curator of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, branch of the Schindler Factory, and Mr. Czesław Wróbel, director of Secondary School No. 6 im. A. Mickiewicz in Krakow. Congratulations to all participants, and we thank the organizers for very good cooperation.


Class 2E1 at the Gallery of 19th-century Polish Art in Sukiennice – 3 June 2014

On June 3, class 2e1 set out to conquer the Gallery of 19th-century Polish Art in the Sukiennice. We took part in a museum lesson devoted to the role of the artist in the paintings of Jan Matejko, Jacek Malczewski and other 19th century painters. We analyzed “Prussian Homage” “Kościuszko near Racławice” “Wernyhorę”. We made sketches of our own paintings, maybe one day they will hang

in the Cloth Hall.

Handing over the exhibition of Irena and Jan Jasicki – 06/06/2014.

On 06/06/2014 at At 11.00 there was a ceremonial presentation of the exhibition by Irena and Jan Jasicki – photo reportage – In the footsteps of Adam Mickiewicz in Belarus and Lithuania “The Country of Childhood Years”.

Jan Jasicki donated the exhibition by his wife Ireny Jasickiej. Our guest was Magdalena Bassara, councilor of the 6th term of the Krakow City Council. During the ceremony, students from class IIC recited fragments of works by Adam Mickiewicz and Bronisław Maj.

Dominik Setlak – fragment of Pan Tadeusz and poems by Bronisław Maj

Bartek Wygladała – Fragment of Pan Tadeusz and a fragment of Reduta Ordona

Michał Ciaranek, fragments of part II and IV of Dziady

The ceremony was hosted by Dominik Setlak

The title of the exhibition is not only a quotation from the Epilogue of Pan Tadeusz, it is also the destination of Irena Jasicka’s journey to the land of her childhood, where she spent her childhood and youth. Everything that she experienced and saw was reflected in the photographs taken during numerous trips to Belarus and Lithuania, both private for family and business trips.

The aim of the exhibition is to show the young generation of Poles what’s left of those years, what Zaosie, Nowogródek, Tuhanowicze, Vilnius, Czombrów and Lake Świteź look like today.

The photographic reportage was made on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adam Mickiewicz and was presented at the Kolejarza Culture House in Kraków, in the building of the Teatr im. Juliusz Słowacki, at the Castle in Niepołomice, at the Youth Center Dr. H. Jordan at ul. Krowoderska, at the 2nd Congress of the Rodziewicz Family in Międzywodzie, in Gim. them. Adam Mickiewicz in Krakow and during the Literary and Music Salon “U PANA MICKIEWICZA”.

The photos come from the following towns:
Zaosie, Nowogródek, Tuchanowicze, Worończa, Szczorse, Czombrów, Korczowa, Lida and Vilnius, and from the Świteź Lake.

The exhibition is located on the third floor of our high school – we invite you to visit us!

Trip to Budapest – June 29, 2014

On May 29, 2014 (Thursday), the students of our school went on a trip to Budapest, which is the capital and largest city of Hungary. Budapest is one of the most important metropolises in Central Europe and also the 8th most populous city in Europe. It is a great cultural center (national library, numerous museums, galleries, theaters, opera) and science (Academy of Sciences, university (since 1635), polytechnic (since 1782), Academy of Fine Arts, many other universities and research institutes). It is also an important tourist and spa center (balneological complexes).

The attractions surprised us on the first day. We visited the aquarium, being among sharks, piranhas and alligators. Then we walked around Margaret Island. On the second day, we visited the Terror Museum, took a boat trip on the Danube, and visited the Castle Hill. An unforgettable experience was the city game with the students of the Catholic school in Budapest. It was quite a feat, because our peers spoke little English, but nevertheless the time was very successful. At the end of the day we were very tired but still hungry for excitement. That is why we went to the Gellért Hill to see the panorama of Budapest falling asleep at dusk. The third day was definitely calmer. We visited a diamond factory and walked around the charming town of Szentendre. It was an amazing 3 days, the trip was far too short. Despite the capricious weather, a trip to Budapest will surely remain in our memory for a long time.


Ms Aneta Wojtaszek in the jury of the Eurofestival of French Song in Ostrava – 13.06.2014

Ms Aneta Wojtaszek, the organizer of the Krakow Youth French Song Festival, whose jubilee, 10th edition took place on May 30, 2014, was invited to the Jury of the Eurofestival French Song in Ostrava on June 13, 2014.

The Krakow festival was graced by the performances of 29 finalists who applied for the Prix Special, a week-long stay in France combined with singing lessons at the Ecole de Musique in Fonatainebleau, an award funded by the president of the l’ARCIF association, Mrs. Evelyne Wenzel, and for the Grand Prix sponsored by the professor Jacek Majchrowski Mayor of the City of Krakow.

The book award for the Grand Prix winner was presented by the Parents’ Council of the VI High School.

The winner of the 10th Krakow Youth French Song Festival was Rafał Gałka, a student of the Second High School in Olkusz. The prize was a great performance of the song “Je t’aime”.


From May 2014 to June 2014, students of Secondary School No. 6 carry out a project entitled Creating the Awareness of Your City. The project combines elements of civic, journalistic and linguistic education. The entire project is carried out in English.

Students from classes 1a1, 2a1, 2a2 and 2e1 take part in the project. Their task is to examine selected spheres of Krakow’s life, such as: public space, the broadly understood cultural life of the city and the problems raised in the recent referendum – i.e. bicycle paths, city monitoring and the proposal to build a metro. At the end of the project, the young people will write reports in English containing a summary of the observations made by the students and a press article also in English. Additionally, students will create photographic documentation of their activities.

The project is carried out in cooperation with journalists from the English-language magazine Krakow Post. The project supervisors are Prof. Iwona Fedain, Izabela Żelazna and Katarzyna Płaza.

CONGRATULATIONS to Joanna Plis from victory class 1B1

Joanna Plis from class 1B1 won 1st place in the 7th TYGRZYK NATURAL COMPETITION IN WARSAW


The fate of Poles in Siberia – thanks

The competition to commemorate the Poles who were led by their difficult fate to the “inhuman land” has come to an end. Using source materials, priceless memories of the living participants of the events, engaging their own creativity, the contestants – students of middle and high schools from all over Poland – prepared works in four different categories. For this reason, recently written works, posters, poetry, and multimedia studies have been flowing into our school. So we had what to read, what to watch, what to evaluate. For the effort put into fair judging, for the enormous effort, I would like to sincerely thank my excellent colleagues and equally outstanding colleagues. For the competence of Mrs. Wanda Sułkowska, for the diligence of Mr. Wojciech Rak, for devotion to Mr. Grzegorz Harabasz, for the commitment of Mrs. Iwona Fedan, for the persistence of Mrs. Justyna Wieczorek, for the reliability of Mr. Jakub Pstrąg, for the class of Mrs. Izabela Żelazna. In short, I would like to thank everyone for their competence, diligence, dedication, commitment, perseverance, reliability and class. Our efforts were supported by an extremely respectable group. Dr. Beata Drabik-Frączek, Dr. Daniel Skwirut, prof. Stanisław Rodziński, M.Sc. Michał Baca served with their knowledge and sensitivity. I hope that thanks will also be received by Ms Ewelina Wykota, who accepted and registered all the contest packages with great meticulousness. The scale of our work that we have done in recent weeks is evidenced by one number: 291. We received so many studies during this year’s competition.

I greet everyone sincerely

Teresa Lityńska-Konieczny

Chairwoman of the National Competition Commission

Educational Scholarship of the City of Krakow – CONGRATULATIONS!




have received an Educational Scholarship of the City of Krakow


Sheep genome analysis – classes at the University of Agriculture – 11 and 18.06.2014.

On June 11 and 18, classes 1b1 and 1b2 took part in classes at the University of Agriculture. The topic of the classes was the analysis of the sheep’s genome. Students isolated DNA from sheep leukocytes, separated it by electrophoresis and recalled the DNA cloning technique – the PCR method.

Tutor: Dr. Agata Kurek

Meeting with interesting chemistry – June 12, 2014

On June 12, class 2b students participated in demonstrations of interesting chemical experiments at the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University. They also took part in a lecture and demonstrations on cryogenics.

Memory or history The 25th anniversary of the 1989 elections at the Museum of the People’s Republic of Poland

On the anniversary of the 1989 elections, first-grade students participated in the debate “Can we talk about the history of the Polish People’s Republic, or only about its memory?” The debate was organized by the Museum of the People’s Republic of Poland, and prof. Janusz Majcherek, prof. Jacek Chrobaczyński and Dr. Barbara Klich-Kluczewska. The discourse took an extremely colorful direction, especially as witnesses of the history of the Polish People’s Republic joined in, which was of particular interest to the students. Due to different perspectives and the perspective of several generations, the subject of the 1989 elections remained with students long after the end of the debate.

Decoupage workshops in French – June 25, 2014

End of the school year – June 27, 2014

The end of the school year took place on June 27, 2014 (Friday) at 10.00 in designated rooms.