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AaKooKoo group is for parents and children aged from 0 to 3 yo. The little ones get exposed to the Polish language in a joyous and playful atmosphere.

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The primary school program is for kids aged from 5 to 12 (Pre-school to year 6). Students learn Polish language but also Polish history, geography and culture.

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After completing our Primary School program students may choose to continue their education in our high school, covering years 7 to 10.

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Mushroom Picking 2018

By | May 1st, 2018|

On the 8th of April 2018 we all met at the Annual Mushroom Picking Picnic in the Southern Highlands. It was the first event this

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The Polish School of Sydney in Randwick

Wczoraj w Polsce ...Day of the Divine Mother of Herbs
15 August
The celebrations of the day of the Divine Mother of Herbs start with a church mass. People bring bouquets or wreaths (that detail varies from region to region) made of summer herbs and flowers as well as fresh crops to get them blessed in the church. In some regions the women are weaving in whole branches of fruit trees or berry shrubs, very often with the fruits still hanging from them.
According to ethnographers these blessings bear clear traces to old-Slavic offerings. There are many of such remnants in the Polish culture. A similar example where the pre-Christian food offerings survived in a process of syncretism is the well-known ‘święconka’ – food baskets brought to churches for Easter across Poland, and a related custom is observed also during the celebrations of Green Week and Corpus Christi when the spring herbs and flowers are blessed. After the day of Divine Mother of Herbs, the crops are blessed also during the celebrations of dożynki (the harvest festival mentioned above).
It’s worth mentioning here that some old sources point out that in the past the day of the Divine Mother of Herbs was also called Divine Mother of Dożynki (Matka Boska Dożynkowa, por. etnomuzeum.eu), and those two names for the ceremony of the summer blessing of the crops have most likely one common root (a pre-Christian harvest festivity). Contrary to the fixed day of Divine Mother of Herbs, dożynki is a moveable feast, organized simply when the all the crops are already collected from the fields. In some regions of Poland it’s the day of the Divine Mother of Herbs when the first dożynki feast is also organized.
Herbs and flowers play a great role in the Polish countryside and were widely used in the folk medicine and magick. There are many herbs and flowers considered ‘powerful’. Polish folklore determined very precisely how to prepare the plants for a later use – when to collect them and more importantly, when to bless them before using. The day of the Divine Mother of Herbs was crucial for that. It’s precisely the reason why the Polish women were preparing the herbs and flowers for the blessings.
Plants were often getting various traits and personalities in the Polish folklore, and many people from the countryside still believe that the plants they grow are feeling and understanding the surroundings. Many Polish grandmothers are still continuing and old custom of thanking the herbs during the process of cutting and drying. Some herbs have specific ritual names in the Polish folklore used during the preparations of the bouquets and wreaths – the women weave in for example the ‘Holy Mother’s braids’ or the ‘Holy Mother’s tears’ for the day of Divine Mother of Herbs.
At the end of the holy mass the priests were blessing also carts or tables with crops and meals which were often waiting outside the churches. After that the people were sharing small homemade traits, and then feasting in their households and visiting neighbours for the rest of that day. Read more at lamusdworski.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/divine-mother-of-herbs/

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Over 80.000 participants, 500.000 cups, 14kms course, 2600 volunteers and endless fun! City2Surf is an iconic Sydney event and The Polish School of Sydney is proud to be part of it! This year with an incredible effort at 2 locations, Dover Heights and the finish line in Bondi! Thank You all for your hard work and ongoing support!! A very special Thank You goes to our amazing children!!! You rock!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Year 1/2 students were very busy today! First game was to keep the balloons in the air following the instructions given by the teacher in Polish (“use only your right hand, use only your left knee, use only your head etc). After that we used the balloons to learn the Polish sound ‘Dz’ and we learnt how to write different words that include the sound. We also played “domino” using the interactive whiteboard. It’s always nice to see so many happy faces!! Good job, everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Dzisiaj w naszej szkole odbyło się niezwykłe spotkanie z historia. Raz jeszcze dziękujemy Fundacji DUCH za wspaniałe warsztaty! Dzieci były bardzo zaciekawione, a słowa Józefa Piłsudskiego “Czołem żołnierze!” na pewno zapamiętaja na długo! ... See MoreSee Less

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