Katolickie Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace z Oddzialami Gimnazjalnymi im. Romualda Traugutta w Chojnicach - Chojnice
We ourselves come from a small town in the northern part of Poland. The history of Chojnice dates back 700 years ago. Chojnice belonged to monastic order for 150 years. The Teutonic Knights had the habit of fortifying strategic cities and all the places they hosted. All of them are similar to one another - crude medieval architecture, Gothic buildings of red brick, remains of medieval defensive walls. In the Teutonic state, every 30 km there was a castle or a defensive house for an official. To this day, several castles and remains have been preserved, which prove the good organization of the state. In 1466, a battle near Chojnice took place. Thanks to it, the whole Pomeranian regions were joined to the Kingdom of Poland Chojnice was a small but important town. The remains of medieval architecture is still visible: gates, towers, walls. The town was located in the center of the monastic state at the crossroads of trade routes. Merchants travelling from the March of Brandenburg to Malbork and from Toruń to Gdańsk had to follow this way. Our region is famous for lakes and forests which we have plenty of around. Owing to that water sports are prevailing here, expecially during the summer season. Another advantage of our region is the development of infrastructure for tourism and doing sports. Over the last years, many kilometers of cycle lanes have been built, which now enable locals to travel by bike from one village to another without using the roads. It definitely improved safety on the roads, but also it activated the society in the region. These days, it is more and more common to see people jogging, riding a bike, rollerskating, etc. Moreover, Poland is now experiencing a craze for healthy lifestyle, so there are many people now who attend the gym on regular basis.
Our school, in fact, forms a community of schools on all levels of education ranging from the nursery to the high school. Catholic High School counts 70 students, 15 teachers and 5 non-teaching staff. Students are aged 15-19. They are preparing here to undertake studies at universities. What is typical of the school are small groups in which the pupils learn, as the biggest class counts about 20 students. This makes the individual groups pretty comfortable to work with, regardless of the level. Education lasts three years and it ends with the final exams. The students spend 40 hours per week in school. The school day begins at 8:00 and ends at 14:40. Later, pupils can choose various activities: Dance Club, Drama Club, School Sport Club or Choir. Main subjects are: Polish, Math, History, Geography, Science Subjects (Physics, Biology, Chemistry) Music, PE, Informatics. From the second grade students attend extra classes to prepare for the final exams which they have chosen. Our school’s timetable entails subjects which are uncommon to come across in other schools, for instance, philosophy, dance and Latin. Students have an increased number of lessons in English and German, which are foreign languages in our school chosen for graduation. Our extra activities: Day of Foreign Languages, Humanities Day, Day of Science Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Family Fest, Open Door Day, the First Day of Spring, Erasmus+ Festival. Students actively participate in drama classes and prepare the end of the year show staged for the local community based on important historical events.