Zespół Szkół Mechanicznych in Racibórz is a school with a long tradition. It’s the biggest school in the Raciborz District which educates young people not only from our region. Our graduates are respected experts both in Poland and abroad. Most of them graduate from universities with degrees not only in Engineering but also in Humanities and Law.
Depending on the economic needs of our region the school broadens its educational curriculum so the graduates could succeed in the labour market both in Poland and abroad. Apart from the existing branches of learning in Technical School such as: mechanics technician, electronics technician, electricity technician, there are brand new specializations such as mechatronics technician, IT technician, data communications technician as well as renewable energy equipment and systems technician. Vocational School prepares students for such professions as: locksmith, electrician, electromechanic, machine tool operator and car mechanic.
Mechanik has very well-equipped specialized knowledge labs and subject classrooms, a library with a wide collection of books, two gyms (one opened in September 2010) and a fitness center, four computer labs with the Internet access and modern presentation equipment and a Multimedia Information Centre. The undoubted advantage is the wireless Internet connection in the entire school thanks to two HotSpots.
Teachers with high qualifications and experience are employed in our school. Many of them completed postgraduate studies and three teachers have a PhD. Apart from full time teachers the teaching staff also consists of specialists from local companies. Moreover, the cooperation with local companies is a strong advantage of our school.
We create opportunities for our students to develop their interests. There is a variety of extra-curricular activities from subject clubs to short-wave transmission, photography and drama clubs. Our students successfully take part in various contests and competitions. In addition, we enable presentations of their projects and achievements to the local authorities. The best students are granted scholarships and awards, their active work for school and the environment is also appreciated. We give weaker students the opportunity to compensate for deficiencies.
Mechanik is famous for conducting many projects funded by the European Union which results in additional qualifications gained by our students.
In difficult situations students can turn for help to our school counselors who try to prevent our students from addictions by engaging them in charity and volunteering.
We systematically cooperate with technical schools from Opava (the Czech Republic), Rendsburg, Braunschweig and Mainz (Germany), also lately with schools in Tata (Hungary), Ventspils (Latvia) and Blannes (Spain). Our students participate in student exchange programs and monthly trainings which is a great opportunity to learn a foreign language, as well as the culture and customs.
Our school is not only about learning. During breaks our students can listen to music thanks to the school radio relay centre. We also publish a school newsletter, and our hungry students can have a bite to eat in the school shop. We often organize meetings with interesting people. We offer our students opportunities to watch sport events, for example football, volleyball, hockey matches, as well as take part in bicycle rides or canoeing rallies.
Our school prides itself on its commitment to self-evaluation and continuous improvement.
Tłumaczenie: Laura Burek, Elżbieta Gargulińska