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Zespol Szkol nr 1 im  Anny Wazowny

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Anna Vasa School Complex no 1 includes a lower (gimnazjum) and higher (liceum) secondary school and a vocational college. It was named after the Swedish princess in 2003. At the moment it houses about 170 students in seven classes at the gimnazjum and about 330 students in fifteen classes at the liceum. Students come from the town of  Golub-Dobrzyń and nearby villages. Their social and economic background is varied. Golub-Dobrzyń and its environs are a typically agricultural region. Ever since the lower secondary school was founded, our students have been achieving one of the highest final exam results in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie province and the students from upper secondary school obtain above average results on matura exam. During the last few years our school has made a big progress in new technologies. Interactive whiteboards, electronic diary and the Fronter Platform have been introduced in our school.


Our students gain knowledge and skills in classrooms with modern equipment, such as multimedia overhead projectors, interactive whiteboards, and video and stereo equipment. They have the chance to develop their interests in all kinds of subject clubs. Both schools organize meetings with interesting people, co-operation with university science clubs, workshops, domestic and foreign excursions, and enable the students to take part in international projects, such as eTwinning, Comenius, and AIESEC.


The teenagers realize their passions in the school choir ‘Cantus’, in the ancient music band ‘Capella Antiqua’, at painting workshops, and numerous subject clubs devoted to the media, the theatre, recitation, photography, the European Union, playing chess or discussing films. The pupils of the liceum create their ‘School Newspaper’, which is part of Golub-Dobrzyń’s local weekly the ‘CGD’.

Both students of the gimnazjum and of the liceum actively participate in the student governments.


Our teachers constantly acquire new qualifications at different kinds of post-graduate studies, courses, and workshops. We teach five foreign languages: English, German, Russian, French, and Latin in an inter-class system at various levels of advancement.


The desired effects of our work are confirmed by the results of the external final school exams, which are better than the country’s average both at gimnazjum and liceum level.


Our students get involved in the process of creating tradition. Each new class enters the ‘Wazówna’ school community through playful initiation rites followed by a ceremonial oath. In the middle of the time spent at our schools students celebrate the so-called połowinki and 100 days before  the end of the learning process the so-called studniówka, both of which are festive balls organized either at the school gym or in a restaurant.


At ‘Wazówna’, we also cherish historical memory. Days like 3rd May (when Europe’s first and the world’s second modern constitution was passed in Poland in 1791) and 11th November (when Poland regained its independence in 1918) are of crucial importance to us. Every year on 26th February we celebrate the School Holiday and commemorate princess Anna Vasa’s day of death with putting flowers on her tomb in St. Mary’s church in Toruń and organizing competitions about her life at our schools. All major celebrations at our school observe the rules of ceremonial and are accompanied by the schools’ colour party (poczet sztandarowy).



The reason for  the school’s  participation  in a European cooperation programme is to show our students that thanks to their activity, they can develop their interests, meet their peers from different countries, and visit Europe. Furthermore, the participation in an international programme will teach our students cooperation, responsibility, and receptiveness to new ideas also encourage them to use wide variety of modern information technology. Our youth will come to the conviction that Where is the will, there is a way, which will help them overcome difficulties and reach dreamed goals in future. The participation in an international cooperation is to promote a better understanding of the world, enhance intellectual curiosity and social activity of our youth. Another reason why the school desires such a  cooperation is the rise of the prestige and successful promotion in the local environment. We believe that the project will influence the integration of the school’s community and help build closer relations between students and teachers. It will also increase the feeling of responsibility for the effects of the undertaken tasks, which will benefit  in the quality of the school’s work and its development.



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