Our high school was awarded by Operon and British Council with the Diploma of Effective School. Paderewski took first place in Lublin voivodship and tenth in the ranking of the best high schools in Poland. Our school was awarded for high results in Operon mock exams which our students obtained in the school year 2018/2019. The Effective School Diploma, in accordance with the jury’s justification, confirms the high level of teaching and pedagogical competence of the teaching staff. We thank teachers and students who contributed to this award. The National Operon Mock Graduation Exam in the school year 2018/2019 was taken by students in over 2,000 schools from all over Poland.
SGH covers two classes of our high school: 1a and 2b. Owing to this, on January 23, our school managed to organize a day with the Warsaw School of Economics.On this occasion, students of the eighth grade of primary school and third grade of middle school took part in a financial mathematics lesson prepared by students of second grade of high school who are under the patronage of the Warsaw School of Economics. Then the students had the opportunity to meet representatives of the Warsaw university, listen to the lecture “Processes of world globalization, its advantages and disadvantages” led by DSc. Jacek Brdulak from the Department of Economic Geography of the Warsaw School of Economics, and learn about the fields of study, admissions, opportunities the School offers, as well as graduates’ careers. The day was a great opportunity for students from the economic profile to learn more about this prestigious university and ask questions about the studies that interest them.
The Transforming Europe 1918-2018 project, which has been carried out over the past three years in Paderewski High School, has been awarded the prestigious Erasmus Quality Label by the German National Agency of the Erasmus + programme. Thus, it became one of the best projects in Europe. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to its accomplishment!
On December 10, the ceremony of awarding the Prime Minister’s scholarship took place in the blue hall of the City Hall. Awarded for the school year 2018/2019, Jakub Jóźwiak from class 2B received the scholarship for the highest average in school in the 2017/18 school year. Congratulations!
On December 11, in the opera house of the Center for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin, the gala ceremony of awarding scholarships to students of our school took place as part of the Lublin Voivodeship Marshall’s program “Lubelskie supports the talented 2018 – 2019” implemented by Lublin Voivodeship under the European Social Fund.
Students who received the scholarship:
1D – Adrianna Porębska, Patrycja Tarkowska, Dominika Dudek
1B – Karolina Pastwa, Dominika Kulig
3x – Hanna Czaban
2B – Jakub Jóźwiak
3,500 km in five days. This is the shortest way to describe the excursion of a group of students from II B to Strasbourg. These are the winners of the competition “Lublin in Europe, Europe in Lublin” organized by the Lublin City Hall.
First was Vienna, a quick ride around the Ring, as well as a quick tour of the Museum of Art History, the Treasury. Then the palace of Schonbrunn and transfer to Linz. On the way, a quick look at the Melk Abbey. And so, the first day ended. The next ones were just as fast. From Linz to Baden Baden through Ulm, over which the highest church tower is towering 163 m. From Baden Baden to Heidelberg, via Strasbourg. The goal of our excursion.
Scenario? Old town, Notre Dame cathedral, then a visit to the Council of Europe and a nice meeting with Mrs. Klaudia Klein, dinner accompanied by important officials and a trip to the European Parliament and an equally nice meeting with Aleksandra Ciszewska, an assistant to MEP Krzysztof Hetman and with MEP Andrzej Grzyb.
There were a lot of facts that might help in choosing a career path. At the end of this day there was also some free time. On the fifth day there was an hour to visit Heidelberg and then ride to Nuremberg. We did the last shopping there, we visited the Palace of Justice, where Nazi criminals were tried, and then we went on our way back.
On Tuesday, at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the title of Teacher of the Year 2018 was awarded for the 17th time. Przemysław Staroń, teacher of ethics, philosophy and knowledge about culture and art history from II High School in Sopot, received the award. Among the finalists was also PhD Barbara Ostrowska, our TOK teacher (theory of knowledge) in the international programme.
Teacher of the Year is one of the most important and the most prestigious teachers’ award. Among 13 teachers, from all over Poland, nominated for this title, PhD Barbara Ostrowska was the only finalist from the Lublin voivodship. Congratulations!
The title of Teacher of the Year 2018 was awarded to Przemysław Staroń. After the verdict the laureate thanked to PhD Barbara Ostrowska, with whom, as a student, he had psychology classes at the Catholic University of Lublin.
The “Transforming Europe: WWI and Its Consequences 1918 – 2018” project carried out in the Paderewski high school was awarded the National eTwinning Quality Label. The National eTwinning Agency appreciated our organization of work, very interesting results and excellent cooperation with partners.
In the final of the National Oratory Contest ‘Public Speaking Contest 2018’, which took place in Wroclaw on 21.09.2018, as part of the 27th IATEFL conferences, in the upper secondary school category, the third place took Mateusz Snyman student of class 1c in Paderewski high school.
Mateusz scored 133 points in total. How high the level of the competition was, can be indicated by the number of points of the first and second place winners – they received 135 and 134 points. Our school was also represented by Martyna Wojciechowska (class 1c), Kamil Barczak (class 3c) and Matthias Hacker (class 3c). This year’s tasks consisted in preparing a speech in English addressed to peers and responding to the subject: “Will technology be the future?”, and then speaking in front of the audience and the jury.
The aim of the competition is ‘to popularize forms of public expression with particular care for correct diction, articulation, intonation and voice modulation and non-verbal communication, improving the ability to express one’s own views and preparing to participate in public life’. All participants took part in theater workshop led by British actor David Fisher. The competition is growing every year. In Wroclaw, 12 participants competed in both age categories: middle and high school. The next edition of the competition is next year, so we encourage our students to take an interest in the tournament, and we congratulate Mateusz for the success!