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Christmas, the celebration of Christ’s birthday, is a favourite holiday of young and old alike. But, before we take a closer look at some of the reasons why, we should say a few words about the term itself.

English is rather unique in referring to the feast as “Christmas”, which originally meant “Christ’s Mass” and is derived from the Middle English “Cristemasse” ( “the mass of festival of Christ”). We should, however, add that this is a typical feature of this language. Other languages refer to Christmas as the nativity and from this Latin-derived term, meaning  “birth”, have come the words “Natale” (Italian), “Noel” (French), and “Navidad” (Spanish). Polish is more explicit when it speaks of “the Divine Birth” (Boże Narodzenie). German speaking countries refer to Christmas as the Sacred Night – “Weihnacht”, and the Chechs simply translated this word into “Vanoce”.

No matter how we call it in different countries, there is one thing for sure. This time is special and, without doubt,  there is something magic  in it.

News prepared by M.Kossak

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Last Wednesday (11 th December 2013) four of our students attended a gala at VIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące Samorządowe.

We all enjoyed a truly Christmas atmosphere there. Surrounded by the smell of the homemade cake and the decorations we could already feel the Christmas Spirit. Contestants from different high schools chatted with each other over a cup of tea before the diplomas were handed out. We also had a chance to watch a quite funny performance prepared just for us by the students.Not only did we enjoy this atmosphere but we were satisfied with our great results as well!

I PLACE – Julia Jureńczyk (2f, teacher: M.Kossak-Wąchała) 
II PLACE – Adrianna Mazur (3f, teacher: Joanna Wołkowicka)
THE RUNNER-UP – Agata Kwiecień (2f, teacher: M.Kossak-Wąchała)
THE RUNNER-UP –  Szymon Rajczyk (3f, teacher: Joanna Wołkowicka)

Congratulations!

The results are very good as you can see.
We’ll see how it’s going to be next year.
Hopefully even better.

News prepared by Agata Kwiecień from 2f.

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AGATA KWIECIEŃ, the student from 2f, took part in the second round of WSZOP Competition with great results.

This time all students were supposed to write a test on-line. The first round was different, 56 students wrote the test in school, in a written form and the results were sent to the organizers by Mrs Elina Szago-Lalak, the teacher responsible for it on behalf of our school. The English WSZOP Competition concerns grammar, vocabulary, everyday language, as well as the culture of English speaking countries.

Agata’s score  was 27 points and she is the one (out of 56 participants from our school at the beginning) who will represent us in the final round in Katowice on 10th December.

We would also like to congratulate few other students because in the second round were 6 our representatives. Now have a look at their results:

Agata Kwiecień (2f) – 27 points (the teacher M.Kossak-Wąchała)

Manuela Graf  (2a) – 25 points (the teacher A.Wilczyńska)

Adrianna Mazur (3f) – 23 points (the teacher J.Wołkowicka)

Monika Toborek (3b) – 21 points (the teacher M.Korpus)

Karolina Łydżba (3b) – 20 points (the teacher M.Korpus)

Dorota Krakowska (2b) – 18 points (the teacher E. Szago-Lalak)

Congratulations once again!

News prepared by M.Kossak