Polish School In A Pandemic

Covid-19 may have changed and challenged the way we normally do things, but it hasn’t stopped the students of our Holy Family Polish School in Marayong! Through the creative efforts of school director, Sr Agnieszka Misiak, her assisting teachers, and parents, the students have taken the classroom to their homes. Here’s what they’ve been up to the last few months:

 

Palm Sunday and Easter

Each year, our students, teachers and parents look forward to the celebrations for Palm Sunday. The students especially love decorating palms which they carry in a procession during the Palm Sunday Mass. While there were no Palm Sunday Masses this year, the students still decorated their palms with ribbons, flowers, birds and eggs.  Aren’t they beautiful?

A special Polish Easter tradition is the blessing of the święconka, or Easter basket, which is filled with foods symbolic of the Resurrection of Jesus. Our students shared with us their beautiful Easter baskets, baking and crafts. It was definitely a happy Easter for all!

3 May

May 3 marks Polish Independence Day. This year’s celebrations moved from the church to our homes. Our students had fun making their own Polish flags and flowers. Although we were separated by distance, we were all united in a spirit of patriotism and tradition.

Mother’s Day

This year, Mother’s Day was celebrated in Australia on May 10. In Poland, Mother’s Day is always celebrated on May 26. Our students shared with us the beautiful cards and gifts they prepared for their mothers across these days.

We look forward to sharing with you more of our events and projects! Do zobaczenia (“See you soon”)!