- November 22, 2012
Inauguration of the Stanisław Moniuszko School in Kowalczuki
On November 14, 2012 took place the inauguration ceremony of the Stanisław Moniuszko School in Kowalczuki. The secondary school in Kowalczuki defended its accreditation and acquired the honourable status of a ”gimnazjum” (”lower secondary school”) on the strength of the decree from the 14th of May 2012 issued by the Lithuanian Minister of Education.
The ceremony started with the consecration of the school’s banner during the Holy Mass in Divine Mercy church in Kowalczuki. The banner was consecrated by the Rev. Mirosław Grabowski. Holding a new banner in the hand, the scouts paid homage at the monument of John Paul II.
After the Mass, the teaching staff together with the headmaster Zygmunt Jaświn, planted three trees at the school building. They symbolized the start of a new phase of the institution’s activity.
Then students, teachers, parents and numerous guests took part in a solemn ceremony in the school auditorium.
The ceremony was also attended by representatives of the Vilnius region local government: councillor Helena Muszkiet, deputy head of the Department of Education Zofia Ryżowa together with the department’s key expert Janina Klimaszewska, head of the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism Edmund Szot and local government officer Krystyna Gierasimowicz.
In 1999 the school was named after Stanisław Moniuszko.
Since 2005 lessons in this school are held only in Polish. 29 teachers work here, 179 pupils explore knowledge, among them 11 first-graders and five ”gimnazjum” classes.
Tłumaczenie Milena Jajkowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Milena Jajkowska the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.