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MUN conference in Szczecin

Date: 4th December 2019

On the 14th of November 6 of our pupils, accompanied by Mr Michalik set out on the overnight train for Szczecin and the 4th MUN conference pupils from our school have attended.

 

This was the 10th Anniversary of the Steti MUN and the conference was open to 150 delegates, with the following committees to choose from: Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Disarmament and International Security Committee, Human rights Council, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Women, United Nations Commission on Science and Technology, World Health Organisation.

 

Our pupils were divided into different committees, where they each had to present a position paper, on the topic being debated within that committee and representing their assigned country’s point of view.

 

They all participated well and we congratulate Sara Stockdale for being awarded the best delegate award in her committee. Basia Gąsienica and Szymon Zarzycki received honourable mentions as well.

 

Thank you to the pupils for their hard work in preparing for this conference and representing our school well.

Thank you also to Mr Michalik who accompanied them and made sure everything went smoothly.

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PTA Fall Festival, October 2019

Date: 15th November 2019

On the Friday before the half term break, the PTA put on a Fall Festival for our pupils in Primary and Early Years.

The lovely decorations were a collaborative effort by Miss Dorota and parents. PTA volunteers came out to support the decorating of the Assembly Hall and the activities for Early Years and Primary classes in the afternoon.

Thank you to all parents who helped with this day and those who sent candy to share with the children. There was an overwhelming response for volunteers and the PTA are truly grateful. Our pupils had a lovely time. Special thanks from the PTA to Maia’s mom Ania for donating the photo booth decorations and much more.

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Integration Trip, Upper Secondary, October 2019

Date: 7th November 2019

On Monday the 14th of October many pupils from Upper Secondary followed in their younger colleagues footsteps and had their own Integration trip with their peers. Their time followed a very similar format.

 

Although each year the main goal of the trip is for our pupils to get to know each other and form strong working relationships, we also try to spotlight a core value over the length of the trip; the theme of this year’s trip was communication. 

 

We started off the trip by doing a survival camp at the base of Babia Góra. Each team was given certain tasks and the groups had to communicate with each other in order to complete these tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible. These tasks included capturing the flag and building a fire using only flint. In the evening of day 1 we had our egg-drop competition. The main idea of the activity was for students to formulate a plan for how they are going to build a structure out of straws to protect an egg being dropped from the first and then second story balcony. The tricky part here was that each team had to break up into two teams and build two separate parts of the structure communicating what it would look like using only words. Ultimately, when each part of the structure was built, each team then had only 2 minutes to put the pieces together and then test out the effectiveness of the structures. Not all eggs survived, but two teams managed to build structures that protected their egg even when dropped from the second story balcony!

 

On the second day we hiked the tallest mountain in the Beskids, Babia Góra. Our guide discussed the nuances of the park as we ascended uphill towards our windswept goal. When we reached the top we had a view into the beautiful countryside of both Poland and Slovakia. For our dinner we cooked sausages over the bonfire and sang songs to the tune of Mr. Benek’s guitar music. 

 

On the final day our group visited the Fiat factory where we got to see how a car is produced from the beginning to the end. It was amazing to see how automated the whole process is and how quickly the assembly car workers could build one car. 

 

All in all the trip went according to plan and we were blessed with extraordinary fall weather. As we say in Polish ‘Polska Złota Jesień!’ (Golden Polish Autumn). 

 

Thank you to all the pupils who participated and all the staff who made these trips a huge success.

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Integration Trip Lower Secondary, October 2019

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On Monday the 7th of October, many pupils from Lower Secondary joined their peers and their form tutors as they set off for the Beskid Żywiecki region.

 

They spent 3 days exploring strategies for teamwork, goals of teamwork and getting to know their new class mates.

 

Activities that helped in the process included a whole day hike to the summit of Babia Góra, strategy games, the egg drop challenge, presentations of what they had learnt, Zumba and Belgijske dance lessons and a film evening.

 

Thank you to all the pupils who participated and all the staff who made these trips a huge success.

More photos can be found in our Gallery.

Peace One Day

Date: 23rd September 2019

On Friday, the 20th September, our school participated in the global celebration of Peace Day again.

There were many activities across all the age groups to help our pupils think about the rather abstract concept in concrete ways.

The day ended with after school fun and games organised by the PTA.

Thank you to all our staff and parents who made this a day to remember and one that will plant the seeds for our children to further think about how they can be involved in making everyone’s tomorrow a better tomorrow.

 

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New School Year

Date: 4th September 2019

The new school year has started and we welcome back all returning pupils, teachers and support staff. We also warmly welcome all the new families joining Embassy International School and our new teachers. We hope this will be a wonderful year for us all!

Summer Concert, June 2019, Variete Theatre

Date: 30th July 2019

Tuesday, the 25th of June, saw the Theatre Variete transformed into the showcase venue for our pupils from Early Years, Primary and Secondary.

 

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Farewell Dinner for Yr 13, June 2019

Date: 26th June 2019

It is with sadness and pride and hope for bright futures, that we say goodbye to the students who have completed their A-levels this year.

 

They have added value to the school in many ways and we know they will go on to make everyone’s tomorrow a brighter tomorrow.

 

Thank you for all the teachers who helped prepare them for their exams and the next phase of their lives.

 

Photos of their farewell dinner can be found in the Gallery

Early Years Trip to Museum of Natural History, June 2019

Date: 12th June 2019

On Friday the 7th June, the children visited the Natural History Museum of Krakow. It was fantastic and we all enjoyed seeing the snakes, spiders, butterflies, fish skeletons and hearing all about the Wooly Rhino, which was the only one ever found complete.and here in Poland.It was such a sunny and beautiful day we took the children to the park close to the museum where they played until our bus arrived.

 

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At school during Green Camp Week, June 2019

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Last week, pupils who stayed at school had some fun too. They learnt about Kraków and its architecture and even created their own town house in clay during an art workshop!

 

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Green Camp, Radków, June 2019

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From the 2nd to 8th of June, 72 pupils and 9 teachers, attended our third Green Camp.

This year they went to a new venue, Camp Radków, and experienced the many activities on offer on the site and nearby.

 

Despite the weather forecast being less than favourable, they had a wonderful week with only a few activities interrupted by rain.

 

Some of the highlights were: Archery and Kayaking, Cycle rides and Night games, World games and searching for Fossils, a visit to an old coal mine and hike to the h peak Szczeliniec and a visit to the fascinating rock formations at Błędne Skały, camp fire and Grill as well as rock climbing on a climbing wall.

 

Apart from this, the whole group were able to just enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings and wonderful company.

 

Thank you to all of our staff who accompanied our children, making sure that they were safe, well cared for and having the best time possible.

 

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International Day, May 2019

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The 31st of May saw our third International Day celebration as a school and it was a huge success.

Our pupils had the opportunity to learn about 10 different countries in depth, exchanged information about their own countries of origin, participate in debates regarding themes relevant to the spotlight countries and experience games/ activities from those countries, including a lesson in cooking Indian food.

 

The sun shone all day and the atmosphere during the parade and the different stations was one of joy and fun.

 

Some parents were able to participate in the fun of the day as well, and after being greeted by the PTA on the patio, they could hear Lindsay Davidson explain the “why” of International Day, before seeing the stations for themselves.

 

The day ended with an International Bake Sale, featuring food from many different countries for all to try. In addition to this sharing together, we also raised over 1000 zl for the charity: “a little bit of HOPE” in Uganda, which will be used to buy seeds for their school farm project. The resulting harvest will be the basis of many school lunches for their pupils. A worthy partnership.

 

Photographs by Anna Tarko

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Yr 9 trip to the Amber Museum, May 2019

Date: 20th May 2019
“On Monday, the 13th of May, pupils from  Year 9 visited the Amber Museum in Krakow. They saw different types of amber and some organisms trapped in them.

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Yr 7 Lung Dissection, April 2019

Date: 15th May 2019

“In April, Year 7 pupils started learning about the respiratory system.

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Yr 5 & 6 Trip to the Stained Glass museum, May 2019

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“On Wednesday, the 8th May, Year 5 & 6 went on a field trip to the Stained Glass Museum.

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Football Club competition

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“On the 17th of April the football club from years 3 – 6 were invited to participate in a friendly football competition at ISK, Lusina. The children played together as a team, supporting and cheering each other on and showed great sportsmanship.

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Hiking Club Trip to Tyniec, March 2019

Date: 5th April 2019

“On the 23rd of March, the Hiking Club gathered together under the Dragon Statue next to the Wawel Castle – our target was Tyniec, a small town just outside of Kracow.

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Secondary Ball: Shrek themed, March 2019

Date: 4th April 2019

On the 8th of March, the Assembly Hall was transformed into a magical swamp, with elements of palatial structures and themed snacks.

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Rome Trip, Yrs 5 & 6, March 2019

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“What one learns in a classroom is just a very small part of the learning process.  The real learning starts when one crosses borders and travels miles for the real knowledge.”  Vivek Sahni
 

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Music and Poetry Salon, Year 5 and up, March 2019

Date: 2nd April 2019

On the 22nd March, our students from year 5 and up were able to showcase what they have learnt regarding poetry and the value of memorising poems by heart.

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