Our school is different than other schools. There are no desks, big classrooms and stressful tests. A bell does not call students for lessons. This is the school where pupils are treated individually and a teacher is not only an educator but also a friend oriented towards cooperation and help.
We are a Special School providing education for children and youth while they are in hospital. The hospital school has a therapeutic as well an academic function. We aim to ensure that sudents – patients continue their education and we make their return to schools easier. Our school creates such conditions in which patients can make success because of their skills, talents ind interests. We help them to adapt to a new medical setting, prevent stress and anxiety about illness and hospitalization. School activities can also provide a degree of normalcy and offer distraction from pain or anxiety. The school is an essential component of children’s treatment.
Teaching is carried out in the hospital wards in special rooms or at the bedsite - if students are bedridden or in need of isolation.
We provide with education and care all the childen treated in three hospitals in Bydgoszcz:
· Provincial Children's Hospital (Wojewódzki Szpital Dziecięcy im. J. Brudzińskiego)
· University Hospital No. 1 (Szpital Uniwersyteckim Nr 1 im. dr. A. Jurasza)
· Provincial Hospital for Infectious Diseases and Observation (Wojewódzki Szpital Obserwacyjno – Zakaźny im. T. Borowicza.)
Group of Schools No. 33 for Chronically Ill Children and Youth in Bydgoszcz includes:
· Kindergarten No. 81 (Przedszkole Nr 81)
· Primary School No. 52 (Szkoła Podstawowa No. 52)
· Junior High School No. 42 (Gimnazjum Nr 42)
· High School No. XIX (Liceum Ogólnokształcące Nr XIX)
At Primary School, Junior High School and High School students can learn two foreign languages – English and German apart from the subjects like: Polish, history, civic education, itroduction to entrepreneurship, maths, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, art, religion, computer science, defence training, culture studies. They have got an access to computers also after classes and to the school library.
Our school also provides children and teenagers (aged 3-18) with interesting free time activities e.g. arts, music, games, competitions, drama club. The classes are a kind of therapy which helps patients to overcome difficulties connected with their illnesses. We want to make their stay in hospital more pleasant by giving them an opportunity of active participation in various events, developing their interests, skills and aptitudes.
We assure the care of qualified teachers. Our staff consists of teachers perfectly prepared to cope with all the tasks of our school. They have full university education and postgraduate therapeutic pedagogic studies.
We follow the national curriculum. Each pupil receives an individual treatment. Methods, pace and material are adjusted to children’s mental and physical abilities and also to the material covered in their mother schools. If necessary, we contact parents and mother schools. They receive information about pupil’s progress, letters of commendation and diplomas.
All students during their stay in hospital may take the tests and external examinations such as:
· Junior High School examination (egzamin gimnazjalny)
· Matura examination (internal and external)
Management and administration of the institution is based in the building of Voivodeship Pedagogical Library in Bydgoszcz, Curie - Skłodowskiej 4.
Contact with hospitals
Wojewódzki Szpital Dziecięcy (52) 326 21 00
Szpital Uniwersytecki nr 1 im. dr. A. Jurasza (52) 585 40 00
Wojewódzki Szpital Obserwacyjno – Zakaźny (52) 325 56 00
In the end of 1950s in Provincional Children’s Hospital in Bydgoszcz there were only classes in the form of various free time activities. The person who played a significant role at that time was Mrs W. Szuman, an initiator and a tutor.
The school as an educational institution came into existance on 1st January 1959 with its seat in Provincional Children’s Hospital at Chodkiewicza Street 44. Mr F. Nowak became a first manager and at the same time he was the only full time teacher. At that time just 6 contract teachers from other institutions were employed in the school.
In 1960 the school was named Primary School No 52 and the kindergarten became its integral part. Together with the reorganization and development of the hospitals, new wards were opened and more teachers were employed.
In October 1962 Mr Alfons Cyrankowski became a new manager of the instituion. He performed this function untill 1988.
In 1965 the Kindergarten emerged and its first headmaster became Mrs Maria Stańczyk. Since 1st September 1979 till 31st August 1992 this function was fulfilled by Mrs Stanisława Urbańska, and 1992 – 1999 Mrs Hanna Rudolf.
In the school year 1972/73 at the Pulmonological Ward in Hospital No. 2 classes in a form of free time activities were conducted and since 1977 other wards were provided with those kind of lessons.
In 1988 Mrs Barbara Wojciechowska became a headmaster of the institution. She performed the function untill 2007.
In 1997 Group of Schools for Chronically Ill Children and Youth came into existence. It consisted of:
- Kindergarten No. 81,
- Primary School No. 52.
As a result of educational reforms on 1st September 1999 6 year primary school and junior high school emerged. At first junior high school functioned as a separate institution, and then on 1st September 2000 it became a part of the Group of Schools.
In 2004 the school got the number 33 and High School No. 19 started to function.
Now the Group of Schools No. 33 for Chronically Ill Children and Youth in Bydgoszcz consists of:
· Kindergarten No. 81 (Przedszkole Nr 81),
· Primary School No. 52 (Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 52),
· Junior High School No. 42 (Gimnazjum Nr 42),
· High School No. XIX (Liceum Ogólnokształcące Nr XIX).
Our school also provides children and teenagers (aged 3-18) with interesting free time activities.
Since September 2007 the position of the headmaster has been fullfiled by Mrs I. Maciejewska.
At present, there are 55 teachers employed in the school who work on 14 hospital wards.
The school employs:
- 29 educators,
- 19 day-care room supervisors,
- 3 pre-school teachers.