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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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Adult classes are offered at all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Learn Polish from the basics or just refresh your existing knowledge.

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2 days ago

The Polish School of Sydney in Randwick

Mówmy po polsku nie tylko od święta! 😊🇵🇱

Ktotyjesteś - Kampania Społeczna
Coś czujemy, że dla dziadka te święta będą niezapomniane. Oglądajcie i zobaczcie, czy w tę Wigilię zdarzy się mały cud. Ważne – trzeba oglądać do samego końca. Dla wytrwałych mamy wyjątkową niespodziankę 🙂
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7 days ago

The Polish School of Sydney in Randwick

Dziś w Polsce “Mikołajki”!!A Magical Night: 05/06 December
St Nicholas Day.

Christmas traditions in Poland are full of magic and meaning. The customs, which have been passed down through the centuries, are deeply rooted in religion, family and nature.
St.Nicholas Day is one of the most important day for children in Poland and for many marks the beginning of Christmas time; however in many Polish regions it is not St Nicholas that brings gifts..it can be also a 'Star' or a 'little Star' or baby Jesus or an Angel.

St. Nicholas Day, Dec. 6th – Dzień Świętego Mikołaja – starts off the Christmas holidays in Poland. St. Nicholas was the 4th-century Bishop of Myra in Lycia, what is now a province of Turkey. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, and is associated by some countries with Santa Claus.
6th December, the St Nicholas Day called in Poland Mikołajki (short for Dzień Świętego Mikołaja), is one of the most important days to the children in Poland. They get gifts from the Santa Claus on the night between the 5th/6th December. He places the presents somewhere close to their beds, with smaller packages hidden for example under the pillow and the bigger ones lying on the floor next to the bed, and those are the first things the children see after waking up in the morning of 6th Dec.
Most of the schools in Poland organize also a special Mikołajki event, when the children share gifts between each other. Weeks earlier they draw cards with each other’s names written on them, and then exchange the small symbolic presents during the schoolday that is closest to the day of Mikołajki (for example if it falls on Sunday like in 2015, the event could be held on any day around that weekend). Such way of exchanging the gifts is even popular among some close student groups at universities, or even (rarely) in some workplaces.
Many people prepare also small gifts for their closest friends, family, and for beloved ones, and gift them randomly on the 6th Dec saying that the Santa had “accidentally left the package in a wrong place”.
In Poland the gifts hidden under the Christmas Tree later in December are believed to be left for example by an Angel (Aniołek) or the Little Child (Dzieciątko, the Baby Jesus) - it depends on the beliefs of a particular region. Even though this part of the Christmas traditions started to be influenced by the Western media already, the Santa Claus in Poland has still his special night exclusively on the 6th Dec.

The day of Mikołajki hasn’t been always celebrated as it is nowadays. The idea of Santa Claus / St Nicholas (Św. Mikołaj) bringing gifts to the children started becoming widespread here only in the 19th century. Before that it was popular mostly among the wealthier families, for example of szlachta (Polish nobility) or burghers. Mikołajki were widely celebrated already at the end of 19th and beginning of 20th century, but gained the biggest popularity only after the end of the 2nd World War.
In around 18th century and later the so-called “St Nicholas boxes” were very popular in some parts of Poland. They were set up close to the churches and the wealthier people were putting small donations inside, which were later gifted to the poorest inhabitants of the village, for example to the girls who couldn’t afford a dowry.
In the traditional meaning, St Nicholas was worshipped in rural parts of Poland mostly as the patron saint of the shepherds and their herds, and as the guardian of wolves (both protecting the human settlements from them but also protecting the wolves from any harm). He would be the saint who always makes sure that the wolves aren’t dying of hunger, but also aren’t too much of a threat to the humans and to domestic animals.

In many rural regions of Poland processions dedicated to St. Nicholas were organized, and that custom survived in a few Polish villages evn until nowadays. A person was dressing up as the Saint and visiting all the local houses, accompanied by various symbolic figures such as a “devil”, “angel”, “priest”, “cheemney sweeper”, “soldier”, and others. Each figure was meaningful, symbolizing an aspect of life, for example a “newlywed couple” was representing the transitional state between the youth and the adulthood.
People in the procession were also bringing small symbolic gifts and giving them to all inhabitants of the village, regardless of their age. The good people could’ve get for example a juicy apple, but the misbehaving ones would get a bag of nut shells, dry peels of the onions or even a dead mouse.
Such kinds of processions were slowly dying out over time and eventually suppressed during the communist times, when all kinds of “private” gatherings were seen as a threat to the regime.

Part of the text via
blogs.transparent.com/…/advent-and-st-nicholas-day-…/
And
lamus-dworski.tumblr.com/…/day-of-mikołajki-and-gift…

On photos Mikojaje z Łaki and traditional pictures related to Mikolajki
Photos gazeta.pl, NAC, Pawel Stolarski pawelstolarski.com/?m=201012
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1 week ago

The Polish School of Sydney in Randwick

Grupa Kindergarten z radością wykorzystała nową grę edukacyjną " Literki" na ostatnich dwóch zajęciach. Uczniowie z zaangażowaniem układali wyrazy, które wcześniej przeczytali samodzielnie przy wykorzystaniu Pakietu Edukacyjnego " Nauka czytania Metodą Domana". Zakup dodatkowych zasobów edkuacyjnych możliwy był dzięki wsparciu Konsulatu Generalnego RP. Serdecznie dziękujemy!!

We would like to thank The Consulate General of Poland for making it possible for us to purchase additional educational materials that are being used by our students. The Kindy class is clearly enjoying the new games and puzzles and the learning process is faster and more efficient!
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1 week ago

The Polish School of Sydney in Randwick

Christmas Party for children at the Polish Consulate. Everyone is invited🎄🎄🎄Szanowni Państwo,
Konsulat Generalny RP w Sydney serdecznie zaprasza dzieci polonijne na Mikołajki organizowane 8 grudnia br. w siedzibie Konsulatu Generalnego RP w Sydney.
W programie przewidziane jest spotkanie z Mikołajem, słodkie upominki oraz teatrzyk dla dzieci pt. „Toruńskie pierniki”.

Uprzejmie prosimy o potwierdzenie przybycia do czwartku 06.12.2018 r.

Serdecznie zapraszamy.

Konsulat Generalny RP w Sydney
10 Trelawney St., Woollahra, 2025 NSW
Telefon: +61 2 9327 8600
Faks: +61 2 9327 2216
www.sydney.msz.gov.pl
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