Among vital traits the young person entering adult life needs to possess in the globalized world are those of conscious functioning, international mindedness and readiness. Parents and teachers treat those characteristics as motivation to maintain the sense of belonging to international community and an ongoing development for the sake of future generations.
We would like the student, the participant of international activities at VIII PALO, to receive a through education in order to pursue the career of his dreams. It is vital for us to equip the youth with knowledge regarding their roots and help them realize the importance of respect towards other people. Thus, such a person is capable of becoming a self-confident global citizen.
Building the profile of VIII PALO student, one who follows principles of ethics both in private and school life, thinks critically, is curious of people and the world, is constantly supported through international activities at the school. The aim of such support is to develop both linguistic and multicultural competences. Our actions are based on four pillars of education described in UNESCO programme for Associated School, and they are as follows:
Learning to Know,
Learning to do,
Learning to Live Together, Learn to Live with Others
Learning to Be
The students of VIII PALO are constantly developing their vocabulary and multicultural competences while attending foreign language classes. Our school provides students with extra language classes, lessons with native speakers of English and Spanish as well as classes conducted only in English as part of IB department. Moreover, our students have the opportunity to confront and evaluate their knowledge and skills while participating in numerous international conferences, young leaders’ conference, student exchanges, International Models United Nations as well as project activities in countries such as: Germany, Norway, Denmark, the UK, the Netherlands, India, Nepal, the USA and Senegal.
We believe that the time spent in high school is the best period to raise awareness and strengthen our students in the conviction that the world is full of possibilities and they can achieve extraordinary things in their adult lives as long as they show commitment, empathy and work hard. We strive to keep our students open-minded, try to inspire and encourage them as well as provide them with theoretical knowledge and practical means of implementing it.
World Conference for Development of Global Education
International Youth Leadership Summit
Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit
Model United Nations
Model United Nations of Malmo
Change the World Model United Nations, New York City
Study visits in partner schools
Charity Begins at Home Program
Charity Begins at Home Program
International publications by our students
The book containing narratives written by students from four continents: The Power of International Stories: Coming of Age in the Global Villages
Artur Kapera, the student of VIII PALO as the co-author of scientific articles in English:
- Animals and their Role in Tourism – Examples and Controversies from around the World and from Poland, co-author: Artur Kapera
- Hunting tourism in Poland – an outline of the problem, co-author: Artur KaperaG-T-2020-02_1_20200811 (ukw.edu.pl)
International partners at VIII PALO
The teacher of English Literature, Ms Allyson Daly from Wayne Community College, North Carolina, the USA conducted workshops focused on speaking properly in English. The programme was also implemented at Delhi Public School in India. The materials were corrected on DVD and shared online: A good person speaking well. Link: www.speakingwell.annakrzeminska.pl/
24 teachers of VIII PALO took part in Erasmus plus project, Key Action 1, “Foreign languages open doors to knowledge friendship and the world”.