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School history

The modern history of our school is now being written by the students who attend it. Below, we would like to present less known facts from the nineteenth and twentieth century history of our school.

Until World War I

The first mention of the teaching in the village of Roczyny dates back to 1885, when organized education started in a rented building. Initially, it was a private school, which was converted on 30 June of the same year into one-class full-time school. Until 1885, local inhabitants sent their children to school only in winter, when there was no work in the field. With the advent of spring, education ended. Building of a brick school began in May 1890 and on September 2, 1891, after the formal dedication, the building was put into use. On September 1, 1898, the school was transformed into a two-class institution, in 1913 there were already four classes. In the photograph we can see the oldest part of School Chronicles from 1885.

The period of First and Second World Wars

During World War I education continued with a few breaks. On November 1, 1918 the teaching of the German language ended and Polish history and geography were introduced. On January 1, 1925 the school underwent reorganization from four-class school into six-year Universal Public School. In the years 1925-1926 school library was established. In 1932, the school is already a seven-grade school. In 1934 the first team of scouts was created. In 1935 the first radio broadcast was held at the school. On January 10, 1940, during World War II, the school was closed and on 3 April, German authorities allowed to resume the teaching. On January 1, 1941, a German headmaster Hoen takes control over the school. On September 19, 1941 the school building was adapted into a school for German children. The school was then relocated to the Polish Catholic House. On 2 March 1942 German language became the obligatory language in Polish schools, and two weeks later the school was moved to Brzezinka as an independent Roczyny school located in Brzezinka. On January 18, 1945 education was halted because of the approaching war front. Liberation of Roczyny village took place on January 27, 1945 when the Russian troops entered the school building and occupied it for two weeks. On March 3, 1945 teaching was resumed in liberated Roczyny and in May scout organization began to continue its activity.

Post-war years

In July 1945, kindergarten group was opened in the school. In January 1946 the renovation of the school building took place, in 1948 the school yard was extended, and in 1953 a new fence was built around the school.
On November 4, 1956 religious education was introduced to the school, which had been suspended in the previous year. On February 12, 1958 Students' Cooperative was organized in the framework of the Students’ Government, which was led by the teacher Kazimierz Talar.
On August 17, 1958, the school was given the name of the first Polish king, Mieszko the First. As the school building was small, and the number of young people was growing, the authorities decided to build a new school. Initial works began in August 1966. On September 1, 1966, eight-grade school system was introduced in Poland. The new school building was opened on August 27, 1967, and on September 3 teaching began in twelve classrooms, in 16 groups.
In 1968 the construction of the fence around the new school was completed. On June 5, 1971 the first School Olympic Games began. On December 3, 1971, the telephone line was installed in the school. During the holidays in 1972 water installation was fitted in the old building, toilets were made and woodwork was fitted. Younger children from classes I - III and preschoolers were taught in the old building, while older children from classes IV - VIII learned in the new school building. In 1975 the renovation of the old building began and the central heating was fitted.
The day of June 1, 1980, is a special day. The school received a banner with the image of their patron Mieszko I. In the school year 1983/1984 the Golden Book was started, where every year the names of the students with the best grades, best behavior and outstanding sports and social work results are written. On September 1, 1984 the school canteen was started, which served not only the students, but also the teachers. On October 17, 1989, a branch of the Public Library in Andrychów was opened in the school building. On September 1, 1990 religious education was restored in all schools in Poland.
In 1991, dentist surgery was opened in the school building, in July 1992 the school kitchen was modernized and it was connected with the public gas network. In January 1993, the school was connected to the municipal water supply, and central heating boiler was changed into gas-fired.
In the school year 1994/1995 in the old school building a small gym was established for classes I - III for corrective gymnastics classes. In December 1994, the school purchased the first computer. In the year 1995/1996 the roof of the new building was covered with sheet metal. In July 1997, front windows were replaced on the first floor of the new building and in 1998 the lightning protection system was refurbished. In the autumn of 1998 we began earthworks and construction of the connecting corridor between the existing buildings: old and new. On September 1, 1999 the newly built part of the school was opened. In the winter of 1999 the first computer classroom was launched, and in 2000 the construction of a new spacious gym was completed.

School Patron

Mieszko the First (? - 992) was the son of Siemomysł / Ziemomysł; he came from a legendary family Piast from the tribe Polans, which gave rise to the name Poland. He was the first historical ruler of the Polish state. His rule began about the year 960 A.D and he controlled the lands of today's Greater Poland, Kujawy and Mazovia. Later he included Lesser Poland and Silesia to his land. In 965 A.D, Mieszko married the Cech Princess Dobrawa and together with the whole country he was baptized (in 966). This date is recognized as the beginning of the Polish state. The christianization of the country was done by Bishop Jordan, who had come to Poland in 968. In 972 the Margrave Hodon invaded the region of the western Poland, but he was defeated by the army of Mieszko near the village of Cedynia. After the death of Dobrawa, Mieszko married the German princess Oda in order to secure the western borders of the country. In its internal politics Mieszko cared about the development of the Church, founding magnificent temples in Gniezno and Poznań. He is considered to be the founder of the economic basis of the state, as well as the territorial and military organization of the Polish country. As a ruler, he showed high political wisdom by which he expanded and strengthened the state. The son of Mieszko and Dobrawa, Boleslaw the Brave became the first crowned ruler of Poland.

School anthem:

My Słowianie, my Słowianie
Obronimy nasze grody
Czas pokoju niech nastanie,
Czas miłości, wiecznej zgody.
Orła lot wysoki
Granic naszych strzeże
Już od czasów Mieszka
Wytrwaliśmy w wierze.
Mieszko pierwszy, władca Polan
Dał początek mej ojczyźnie
My winniśmy wzorem przodków
służyć wiernie ojcowiźnie.
Text and music writer: Barbara Babik, Zofia Trzop

School banner

The Primary School in Roczyny received the banner with the image of the patron Mieszko the First during the ceremony which took place on June 1, 1980. The banner party of our school with the banner attendant, Mrs. Krystyna Janosz take part in the school celebrations, as well as municipal, religious and state celebrations.

Head Teacher:

Mrs. Magdalena Kubalka-Pluta

Deputy Head Teachers:

Mrs. Joanna Kosar
Mr. Sławomir Nowak

School office opening hours

from Monday to Friday
from7:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m
phone number: +48 33 875 14 23
e-mail: zssroczyny@andrychow.eu

School Projects


Since the school year 2011/2012 Andrychow implements the program of English learning for junior high school youth from rural areas called Youngster Plus. The program is co-financed by the Foundation named "European Fund for Development of Polish Rular Areas." Its aim is to equal educational opportunities for young people of secondary schools in rural areas in access to secondary schools in the cities by creating all the willing students the opportunity to participate in additional voluntary activities improving their knowledge of the English language. The participants of the projects are the students of the third grade of junior high school in Roczyny (two groups) and students of Targanice High School (one group). Each group participates in 90 hours of English classes for one school year. The local authorities cover a half of the teachers’ remuneration.

Action-Information Project

Free remedial classes and extra-curricular activities for pupils and students of classes I - III junior high schools in Roczyny, Rzyki and Sułkowice - Bolęcina.
Remedial classes:
• the humanities
• mathematics and science subjects
Extra-curricular activities
• Web Design and Computer Graphics

Individualization of teaching for students from grades I- III in the Municipality of Andrychów

Action carried within the Human Capital Operational Programme in the school year 2012/13, the school project was co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund.

Tłumaczenie: Izabella Ogiegło