P o land is a country in central Europe. Capital city is Warsaw. Currency 1 Zloty (PLN) = 100 Groszy (1 EUR = aprox. 3.4 PLN). Population: 38 million Area: 312,685 km 2 (120,727 sqm) Poland in Europe
Dabrowski Mazurka Poland has not yet succumbed. As long as we remain, What the foe by force has seized, Sword in hand we'll gain. March! March, Dabrowski! March from Italy to Poland! Under your command We shall reach our land. Cross the Vistula and Warta And Poles we shall be; We've been shown by Bonaparte Ways to victory. POLISH ANTHEM
Brief history of Poland <ul><li>The recorded history of Poland began in 966 when its ruler accepted Christianity and joined the community of European nations. Weakened internally, the country gradually succumbed to the combined pressure from the Prussian (the future Germany), Russian and Austrian empires, which partitioned the country between them. So in 1795, Poland disappeared from the map of Europe for the next 123 years. The irony of history is that Poland, under its king Jan Sobieski, had earlier saved the Austrian Empire and Europe from a Turkish invasion. An independent Poland re-emerged under Józef Pilsudski at the end of World War I. A major achievement was the building of a modern port and city – Gdynia – which was the only such undertaking in recent European history. In 1920, Poland's army stopped the USSR from invading Europe. The clouds of war gathered again and Poland's neighbours Germany and Russia, the two most powerful military regimes in Europe, invaded in 1939, plunging the nation into chaos and despair under even worse bondage. It is from here that the history of the Polish refugee children's story begins. Towards the end of the war in 1945, Poland was betrayed by the Allies at the Yalta Conference and was ceded to the Soviet Union. Poland regained independence 50 years later when its peaceful Solidarity movement (Solidarność), led by the nation's future President Lech Wałęsa, was instrumental in the collapse of communism and the Soviet Union. </li></ul>
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The Secondary School number 9 of Maria Dabrowska (Powiatowy Zespół Nr 9 Szkół im. Marii Dabrowskiej) is the school of over 100 years of tradition.
<ul><li> Our school’s philosophy is combining the tradition with the newest methods of teaching. The memory of the past (the school’s beginnings, difficult years of Second World War and the Nazi occupation, as well as the transformation of political and social life of Poland for the last 30 years) motivate the students and teachers to create the future on the basis of this experience. One of the examples of such an approach is The Day of Remembrance that has been regularly observed in our school as a form of recollection of the teachers who were the victims of the war. The another example is the recent, pompous celebration of a hundredth birthday of our school. But in our school calendar there are numerous events promoting the European culture, learning foreign languages, English and German in particular. We are in the middle of the intense cooperation with our partnership school in Germany. All these examples prove our school community to be willing to communicate with Europe and the world. </li></ul>Short history of our school
At first the pedagogical school educated future kindergarten, elementary and secondary school teachers. For almost 20 years the school has been functioning as a regular secondary school.
Now in our school there are classes of: <ul><li>mathematics and informatics profile </li></ul><ul><li>humanistic profile </li></ul><ul><li>langua g e profile </li></ul><ul><li>European integration profile </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Day of Integration </li></ul><ul><li>The Day of Remembrance about the teachers who were killed during the II World War </li></ul><ul><li>The Day of Prophylaxis of health </li></ul>