Yesterday, our ISK Swimming Team competed in the city of Myslenice against 300 swimmers from 29 Swim Local Clubs with very successful results. 🏅🏅🏅
Zuza Malinowska (Grade 6) won gold medal twice in freestyle and backstroke.
Maja Guzik (Grade 7) won gold in breaststroke and silver in freestyle.
Maciek Guzik (Grade10) was 4th in breaststroke and 5th in freestyle.
Congratulations to our students!!!
Thank you to our coaches, Jacek and Angie, for your effort putting a team together. Also thank you, Jacek, for leading our team yesterday. Let us keep your words:
“The ISK started existing in a local swimming community!”
Last Saturday (29.10.2018) the II edition of the ISK Fall Race took place in Blonia Park. The Race was with the participation of 70 Upper School students from 5 international schools.
Big thanks to the American School of Warsaw, the International School of Wroclaw, the British School of Cracow, and the Embassy School of Cracow for making that sports competition possible.
In such type of events all the participants are already the winners!
At the end of September our Early Years and Grade Zero students, in an attempt to become more community-minded, embarked on a new adventure and visited a local nursing home, “Pod Dębami.” Our first trip included meeting new friends, sharing songs and a snack, taking a tour of the facility and leaving a souvenir of our new friendships.
We look forward to returning there to celebrate Polish Independence Day and Thanksgiving.
On a sunny and warm September 20th afternoon ISK had a wonderful guest. Roma Ligocka, who is a writer, painter, costume and stage designer and Holocaust survivor visited our school and met with the students. The students asked questions about her life in the Krakow Ghetto, her experience after the war, and her career. Roma Ligocka also asked questions and gave the opportunity for open dialogue about life, tolerance, and our impact on modern world. The meeting was filled with discussion about the past, present and future. It was an amazing afternoon!
ISK’s Middle School students recently traveled to Szczawnica for their annual Fall Camp. Students enjoyed rafting down the Dunajec river, bike riding into Slovakia, and hiking towards Palenica peak. Other attractions included grilled sausages, sheep cheese and marshmallows. As with all Fall Camps, the purpose of the trip was to give students an opportunity to build relationships among each other and also have a chance to connect with teachers in a fresh environment. These goals were certainly met this year!
High School students enjoyed three fantastic days of glorious weather as we biked, rafted and hiked around Szczawnica. A bonfire and grilled sausages on the top of Palenica was a highlight for everybody, and because we stayed long after sunset, we had the extra adventure of hiking down in the dark. There were opportunities for risk-taking and relationship-building, and generally something for everybody.
Sixteen preschool teachers from Norway visited the Learning Tree House to meet our Early Years and Grade Zero teachers, and to find out more about the Reggio Emilia approach.
Their short but worthwhile visit gave the opportunity to exchange ideas about how best to facilitate learning in the Early Years. We look forward to more professional exchanges with these dedicated teachers.