A child aged 3 to 5 may receive pre-primary education, which is not compulsory, but all the six year-old children attend either kindergartens or pre-primary classes attached to primary schools. an obligatory „0” grade at the age of 6 Public kindergartens are administrated and financed by local governments – communes.
• Smooth transition from pre-primary to school education. • Educational activities are conducted according to a flexible timetable prepared by the teacher, in which the durationStage I of lessons and breaks is influenced by the pupil’s activity. • Teaching is arranged by subjects. • Polish, History and Civics, Modern foreign languages, Mathematics, NaturalStage II science, Music, Art, Technology, Computer science, Physical Education, Religion/Ethics
Curriculum Leaving Duration Certificate Polish language, Modern foreign languages,Three years History, Civic education, Certificate of(ages 13 to 16) Mathematics,Physics and Completion of astronomy, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Fine Education in the art/Music, Computer Gymnasium Science, Physical Education and Technology, lesson with class tutor
3-year general secondary school 4-year technical secondary school 3-year specialised secondary school Upper secondary education covers the age group 16 to18 or 19/20 2-year supplementary general 2 to 3-year basic secondary school vocational school 3-year supplementary secondary technical school
primary school: external test (set by external examination commissions and assessed by examiners selected by these commissions ( April) middle school/ lower secondary: compulsory external examination organized by the regional examination commission (April) (Egzamin gimnazjalny)secondary school:Matura Exam (May)
6 – excellent 5 - very good 4 – good 3 - satisfactory, 2 – acceptable 1 - unsatisfactory+ and - are added to the principal grades
excellent, very good, good, acceptable, unacceptable, inadmissibleThe mark for behaviour (conduct) does not influence subject marks or promotion to a higher grade or graduation.However, under specific circumstances the pedagogical council of the school can decide upon pupil’s repetition of a given grade or stop his/her graduation from school due to his/her inadmissible behaviour.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday810-855 English Polish History Biology I.T. Break 855- 900900-945 German Physics Maths Religion Lesson with class tutor Break 945- 955955-1040 Polish Biology Polish Maths Maths Break 1040- 10451045-1130 Art P. E. P. E. Polish Civics Break 1130- 11351135-1220 Technology German P. E. Geography History Break 1220- 12451245-1330 Maths Religion Physics German Polish Break 1330- 13351335-1420 English Chemistry Break 1420- 14251425-1510 P. E.
How to become a teacher?The post of teacher may be taken by a person who has completed either a higher education course with appropriate pedagogical preparation or a course of study in a teacher training establishment (college).Any person graduating from a higher education institution with pedagogical preparation or a teacher training college is recognised as a qualified teacher within the specialisation he/she has completed.
I Novice teacher (a teacher in a junior position who enters a profession)II Contract teacherIII Nominated teacherIV Certified teacher (experienced professional teacher)V Honorary „professor of education”
40-hours per week which include: ◦ 20 teaching hours (1hour= 45 minutes) ◦ teaching staff meetings ◦ parent teacher meetings ◦ after-school activities (contests, clubs, performances, discos, trips) ◦ professional workshops ◦ preparation for the classes (checking homework… etc.)
School year in Poland1 September 2011 Starting date of students’ school yearLast Friday in June End of students’ school yearChristmas/New Year 1 week 23 – 31 December 2011Winter break 2 weeks (January – Feruary, depending on the province)Spring/Easter 5 – 10 April 2012Summer 30 June – 29 August
Public/religious holiday 1 November 2011 All Saint’s Day11 November 2011 Polish Independence Day 6 January 2012 Epiphany 1 May 2012 International Workers’ Day 3 May 2012 Constitution Day 7 June 2012 Corpus Christi Extra days off 21 October 2011 24 – 26 April - External exams 30 April 2012 2 May 2012 4 May 2012 8 June 2012
Extra days off up to 8 days for lower secondary up to 6 days for primary schools; up to 10 days for upper schools, basic vocational secondary schools) that may be schools, post-secondary devoted to external tests andschools, continuous education exams and/or religious festivals institutions; not being registered as official public holidays.
Comenius team from Gimnazjum im. Polskich Olimpijczyków, Poland October 2011‘This project has been funded with the support from the EuropeanComission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Comission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein